New Release: Fela Kuti – ‘Vinyl Box Set 2′ (Curated by Ginger Baker) + Contest

 

October has been pretty rad as far as Fela Kuti related celebrations are concerned. October 9 saw the release of Vinyl Box Set 2 (which we are giving away!), curated by Ginger Baker, friend and collaborator of Fela. Also, October 15 was Fela’s birthday, which spurred October long Felabrations all around the world.

This particular box set includes long awaited vinyl reissues from Fela’s catalog, including album artwork recreated from “original album artwork along with vintage vinyl label artwork.” The box set also comes with a 12-page color booklet filled with album descriptions by renowned British music journalist Chris May as well as an essay by Ginger Baker. As an additional bonus, box set owners will be treated to a poster by H. Cuadrado.

The box includes the following albums:
- Live with Ginger Baker (1971)
- Roforofo Fight (1972)
- Confusion (1974)
- Alagbon Close (1974)
- He Miss Road (1975)
- Na Poi (1976)

Enter our contest to win Vinyl Box Set 2.

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New Release: ZZ Ward – ‘Til The Casket Drops’

 

LA based and Oregon bred bluesy singer/songwriter ZZ Ward today dropped her new album, Til The Casket Drops, which features a mouthwatering stable of collaborators. Production from Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Fitz (Fitz and the and Tantrums), amongst others, make this a diverse and highly palatable project. And that voice coming out of that little lady – what?!

Blend in blues with a little rap, why not? Some of the feature guests include Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs who handle all that quite splendidly.

In case you missed it last time, watch the video for the first single, “Put The Gun Down,” after the jump and then fill out the widget below to download it for free!

Enter our contest to win Til The Casket Drops.

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Tour dates + “Put The Gun Down” video after the jump

Video: Lee Fields – “Faithful Man”

 

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Lee Fields finds himself in conflict when he comes across a cunning lady that tempts him to change his “Faithful Man” ways. Taking place in a nightclub, the video shows what goes on behind the shadows. A fervent Lee takes the stage pleading to keep him from ‘doing wrong.’ This song is soul to the highest degree.

With the video also comes the release of a limited edition 7″ for all the vinyl lovers out there.

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Tour Dates after the jump

Now Accepting October Next Step Entries

 

The time is here and now for October Next Step contest submissions! Lehdoet.

Next Step winners in 2012 have included: Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January, Krystale for February, Derek Dumont for March, Dezaray Dawn for April, Jaidene Veda for May, The Broken Orchestra for June, and Sean Haefeli for July!

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today through Wednesday, October 31. That said, we are now open for October 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!