#Offline Brings Out Erykah Badu & Next Week Celebrates MLK

 

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The first #Offline party of the year was a huge success! And when we say special guests come out, we meant it: last night the inimitable Erykah Badu DJ’ed back to back with Q-Tip until the club closed for the night. Yep. You can stop hitting yourself now.

Next week, we invite you out for a very special #Offline in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy. Start the holiday weekend early with The Abstract as he spins an eclectic mix of funk and boogie, and be part of what people are calling “the best party in New York.”

Past guests have included Busta Rhymes, Dave Chappelle, Mark Ronson, and Nile Rodgers, to name a few, and you never know who’s going to show up next! Don’t miss out.

Event Details
#Offline MLK Jr. Celebration
w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs + Special Guests

Wednesday, January 15
10PM

Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door
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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

NYC: #Offline Returns w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs, Tonight!

 

Tonight, #Offline returns with our first installment of 2014. As per usual we have Q-Tip holding down the night playing his eclectic sets of funk, disco, and boogie. Joining him on the decks is Natasha Diggs plus special guests.

Last year was an incredible time for #offline, every week the party kept getting bigger and better than the previous one. We are looking forward to kicking off this year with a bang, so come join us and be among the first die hard’s on the dance floor!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip

Wednesday, January 8th
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

NYC: Afrika Bambaataa (DJ SET) w/ Cosmo Baker & DJ OP! at LPR – 1/4

 

This Saturday, we are proud to present, Afrika Bambaataa, the godfather of Electro Funk at Le Poisson Rouge. Also, joining the show is long time Giant Step friends, Cosmo Baker and DJ OP. Once these masters of funk, disco and hip-hop get together there’s no telling what deep cuts you’re going to hear. This show is going to be one for the memory banks, so come help us kick off the new year in style!

Event Details
Afrika Bambaataa w/ Cosmo Baker & DJ OP!

Saturday, January 4th
Doors 11PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
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(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York NY, 10012

NYC: #Offline Returns w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs + Special Guests – 1/8

 

This week, #Offline returns with our first installment of 2014. As per usual we have Q-Tip holding down the night playing his eclectic sets of funk, disco, and boogie. Joining him on the decks is Natasha Diggs plus special guests.

Last year was an incredible time for #offline, every week the party kept getting bigger and better than the previous one. We are looking forward to kicking off this year with a bang, so come join us and be among the first die hard’s on the dance floor!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip

Wednesday, January 8th
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
Purchase tickets

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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Throwback Thursday: Nuyorican Soul Fiesta (Winter Music Conference) @ the Shore Club, Miami – March 24, 1997

 

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein takes us back to the legendary 1997 Winter Music Conference party for Nuyorican Soul at the Shore Club! What do you remember about the epic daytime party? For those that missed it, catch a video clip as well as the backside of the invite flyer after the jump.

Back in the 90s, the Winter Music Conference (WMC) was a global affair where house DJs from all around the world would come and invade Miami for a week. Back then it was purely an industry event, which inevitably also brought out only the most serious of dance music lovers.

For this year particular year, we decided to throw a big daylong event as a teaser for the forthcoming Nuyorican Soul album that we were releasing – the album was of course produced by none other than Kenny and Louie aka Masters at Work.

We held the party at the Shore Club – the “old” Shore Club with the huge outdoor space and pool. It was a largely coveted event. We had a great live set from Luis Quinteros who brought along some local Miami musicians to play with him. Special guests included Roy Ayers, India Arie and of course Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope, amongst many, many others.

Read more + catch the flyer & video after the jump