New Release: Marcus Canty – ‘This…Is Marcus Canty’


21-year old singer Marcus Canty today releases his debut EP This…Is Marcus Canty. Watch his video for the radio ready “Used By You” below and get familiar. You’ll be hard pressed to get this one out of your head.

Stream the full EP on Billboard

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Now Accepting Next Step February Entries


It is now time for the February installation of our Next Step contest. We’re eager to hear what our community has to share with us!

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 Monday, March 4. That said, we are now open for February 2013 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

New Mix: DJ Day – ‘Way Out of Living 2′ + Contest


DJ Day will be releasing his new album Land of 1000 Chances next week! To help warm y’all up further, here’s a groovy mix called Way Out of Living 2 to get into. Stream and download below.

Day also recently paid Gilles Peterson a visit to chat about the new album and drop some magic on the turntables. Tune in.

Land of 1000 Chances drops February 12. And a little tip for those pre-ordering: enter “1000TWEETS” at checkout for 10% off!

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DJ Day – Way Out of Living 2 [Download on Piececlock 70]

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New Release: Jose James – ‘No Beginning No End’


The day is finally here for the new Jose James album, No Beginning No End. The work introduces Jose to a more universal audience through his graceful and astute plays with varied styles and genres on the album. He weaves together a sound that is so much more than just jazz and like Robert Glasper did with Black Radio, creates a bridge to help build a new musical frontier.

The star collaborators on the album help it sparkle and shine only more. Producer/bassist Pino Palladino, Glasper, Emily King, Hindi Zahra, and Kris Bowers are just a few of the talents that have helped transcend this project to its highest heights. In case you missed the NPR stream, definitely do kick off your shoes and take a little afternoon break for a listen – you won’t be disappointed.

New Yorkers! Tomorrow is going to be an unforgettable, magical night at the Highline Ballroom as Jose kicks off his US tour with an album release show. Find more details on our event page.

Also, read the recent New York Times article to get a closer look at Jose’s journey and the path that led him to where he is today.

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Tour Dates
Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC
Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA
Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour
Mar. 8 – San Jose Jazz WinterFest – San Jose, CA
Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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