GPWW 6/7/10: Loads of New Music

Gilles Peterson had a mix for this one, but he decided to give us ‘pure music’ instead. Meklit Hadero (pictured) contributes with her beautiful version of the classic “Feelin’ Good.” And while Gilles is firmly stuck in World Cup mode, he’s also living in Wondaland with Janelle Monáe, like most of us. This week also features another Giant Step favorite – Andreya Triana of Ninja Tune – plus a Water Color track from the Now-Again/Jazzman compilation California Funk, and artists like Orgone, Carlos Y Gaby, Garrincha, Elmor Judd, Sergio Mendes and more.

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Nikki & Rich San Francisco Debut – June 25

Nikki & Rich on 6/25 from 6-8pm at Harlot

On Friday June 25th, Giant Step presents a very special Nikki & Rich showcase at Harlot as they make their San Francisco debut. If you don’t know who this duo is yet, this is your chance to find out live and in person. Specialty cocktails will be provided by SVEDKA Vodka, and San Francisco’s own DJs Phleck and Gordo Cabeza will be on the 1 and 2s so come early and bring a friend.

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M.I.A.: “XXXO” Remixes feat. Jay-Z

M.I.A.’s “XXXO” has been remixed with a feature from none other than Jay-Z! Check out the Ben Allen version below, and stream more versions by Fulton Yard here. Stay posted for the hotly-anticipated album /\/\/\Y/\, coming soon.


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Gil Scott-Heron Video: “I’m New Here”

Check out Gil Scott-Heron’s video for the title track to his album, I’m New Here. It’s a deliberately simple take on a sparse acoustic song, capturing him live in the studio with subtle background projections of his Harlem neighborhood. Heron’s first album in more than a decade, I’m New Here is out now through XL Recordings.