Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon & Benji B Play Giant Step’s 2009 SummerStage Event

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Summer is upon us and that means Giant Step’s SummerStage event is just around the corner on Saturday, July 18th. This year we are honored to present the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden’s Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.

Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step’s vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, enter the park at 69th St. & 5th Ave.

Doors at 2 PM
Show at 3 PM
Free / All Ages

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Zaki Ibrahim’s Debut Album Eclectica (Episodes In Purple) + US Tour

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Born in Vancouver, BC and raised between South Africa and Canada’s West Coast, Zaki Ibrahim spent her life moving between two culturally diverse worlds, culminating in her debut album, Eclectica (Episodes In Purple). Her music is captivating and vibrant, thick with poetics and steeped in a delicious mixture of earnest emotion and social commentary.

In addition to collaborating with famed DJ/producer King Britt on “Money,” Zaki worked with Nick Holder on “Love/Like.” Zaki explains that on “Love/Like” she, “wanted a different sound and the harmonies somehow reminded me of water. I had never worked with water instruments before, like a Rainstick and the Udu, and it brought an ancestral/tribal tinge to the song.”

Expect the unexpected as Zaki begins her US tour June 9th.

US Tour Dates
Jun 9 The Social – Orlando, FL
Jun 10 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Jun 11 Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Jun 12 Jack Rabbits. – Jacksonville, FL
Jun 13 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Jun 14 The Soapbox Laundro-lounge – Wilmington, NC
Jun 17 The Quarter – Baltimore, MD
Jun 19 The Wonder – Bar Ashbury Park, NJ

Free download: “Love-Like”

Dance Music Legend Danny Krivit Graces The Decks At Hudson 6/15

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Danny Krivit, the man behind New York’s 718 Sessions, is back in the house for his third time at Hudson on Monday, June 15. Co-founder of Body & Soul Sessions with Francois K and Joe Claussell, Danny’s also known as “King Of The Re-edit,” bringing attention and world acceptance to the art of editing since the early 80s.

With summer in full effect, this one’s a surefire winner. Be sure to RSVP now and arrive early to avoid the queue.

Free with RSVP

Steve Madden’s Chester French Media Player From 4/29

Click to launch the media player from Chester French’s show at STEVEN by Steve Madden on April 29. Check out photos and video from the event, plus music from Chester French and their music video for “She Loves Everybody” from the new album, Love The Future.

Steve Madden’s Chester French Media Player

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