NYC: Q-Tip Mans The Decks For Offline On 10.19, Midnight

Starting at 12:00 am next Friday 10.19, Q-Tip‘s Offline party will be burning the midnight oil!

The September edition of Offline saw its highest attendance yet. On 10.19, come join over a thousand people on the dance floor into the wee hours of the morning including noted celebrities such as past attendees Jarobi of A Tribe Called QuestJust BlazeDJ Cassidy, Busta Rhymes, Gabrielle Union and many more.

From his specially designed DJ booth, Q-Tip will  play with music genres and nostalgic memories going through a supreme selection of funk, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and Latin records.

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Offline with Q-Tip Powered by Giant Step
Friday, October 19
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza
Doors: 10:30 PM
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Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 1′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton) + Download

 

Giant Step contributor Maiya Norton today kicks off a marvelous treat for our readers and listeners. A new music compilation series called Sonic Boom will bring together some of the tastiest new tunes around, including several tracks that will be Giant Step exclusives!

Sonic Boom Vol. 1 features some of our favorite noisemakers of late: Tall Black Guy, Szjerdene, Teresa Jenee, Tensei, and Hiatus Kaiyote are just some of the amazing artists that you’ll get to hear. Stream the entire thing and download for free below!

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New Release: Colin Munroe – ‘Unsung Hero’

 

Today, alt-pop crooner Colin Munroe releases his Unsung Hero mixtape. The project features a slew of coveted collaborators that add a great finishing zest to Munroe’s already incredibly catchy music. Features include Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA, Pusha T, K.Flay, Memoryhouse & Cassie. Stream the entire mixtape below and prepare yourself for an eclectic audible feast.

Look out for Colin’s debut album out early 2013.

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Interview: Gilles Peterson Talks With Nas On The Worldwide Show 7/26

 

The week’s edition of the Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson features New York’s hip hop originator Nas in conversation. He discusses his tenth album, Life Is Good, and the passing of fellow Beastie Boy’s MCA. Nas also clues us into one of his favorite lyricist, who is surprisingly someone outside of hip hop. You’ll have to listen to find out but we’ll give you a hint: their initials are BD.

Stream Gilles’ latest show and more below.

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Gilles’ most recent shows:

GPWW: 07/19/2012 Worldwide Family Mixtape w/ Toshio

GPWW: 07/12/2012 Worldwide Family Mixtape w/ Koreless

GPWW: 07/06/2012 Worldwide Family Mixtape w/ Alex Barck

 

The World According To Jonesy – Radio Show #36

 

Back from a recent stint at space camp in mother Russia, cosmonaut and sonic voyager, Jonesy smooths out this set with an array of cuts from the golden era of jazz, funk, and soul. With well positioned tracks like “Caught Up In The Rapture” by Anita Baker, “High Society” by Norma Jean, and “You’re My Last Chance” by 52nd Street, Jonesy transcends the need for a jukebox as his record collection never gathers dust. Here’s to you dear friend. Welcome back!

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