New Release: Captain Planet – ‘Mystery Trip, Vol. 1′ + Limited Edition Cassette & Walkman + Hand Painted Boombox Contest

 

Captain Planet is just continuing to knock ‘em out with absolutely no shame. His most recent release, Mystery Trip Vol. 1, is quite the special one with all the goodies that come along. Firstly, we strongly advise you to listen to the entire mixtape below and get to percolating.

The globetrotting man blends together obscure cuts from around the world and original production to create glorious whirlwind of sound. On this mixtape, you’ll travel across generations and continents, visiting Senegal, Jamaica, Ghana, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Guadeloupe, and Zimbabwe.

This mix will be released digitally and as limited edition cassette tapes. The limited edition sets will also come with an exclusive batch of hand-painted walkmen with one-of-a-kind designs by Captain Planet himself. You can peep those photos after the jump.

Another snazzy component to the release is Turntable Lab’s sample-spotting contest, which includes the grand prize of a hand-painted Boombox (vintage 1982 Panasonic RX-5110) designed by sir Captain Planet himself – none like it exist anywhere else!

Enter the Turntable Lab contest to win a vintage boombox hand-painted by Captain Planet.

Purchase Mystery Trip Vol. 1 on Big Cartel

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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.

Tickets are selling quickly, grab yours here.

Enter our contest to win tickets.

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