Giant Step presents Janelle Monáe Album Release Event

New York, if you missed the three sold out performances last month, stop what you are doing right now and RSVP!! On May 18th, at the Highline Ballroom, Janelle Monáe will be performing selections from her genre-bending debut album, The ArchAndroid. Not only will she be performing for all of her supporters and friends on the day of her album release for FREE, but she will be hosting an immediate afterparty like none you have ever been to! Come ready to party! Put your hair in a ponytail, cut it off, or leave it at home because on May 18th we are going to DANCE or DIE!!!!!

This event is free, but strictly RSVP. If you have already RSVP’d, please note the new venue, Highline Ballroom.


For All We Know by José James & Jef Neve in Stores Now

“This record is all about capturing the moment,” says Minneapolis-born, London-based singer José James of his new nine-track release, For All We Know. A collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, the album finds the charismatic young vocalist applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of timeless jazz and pop standards. The result is an eloquently spare, effortlessly expressive set. James’ vivid performances, paired with the intimate duo format, lend new emotional depth to such beloved classics as “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You,” “Tenderly,” “Body and Soul,” Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”

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SVEDKA Vodka Listening Sessions: The ArchAndroid, Hosted By Janelle Monáe in Miami – May 13

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On Thursday, May 13th at 10 p.m., Giant Step presents our first SVEDKA Vodka Listening Session, at The Florida Room at Delano, on Miami Beach.

A Janelle Monáe listening party is unlike any other you have ever been to!!! You will find members of Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society dancing on tables as a visual tapestry accompanies the tripped out melodies and wall shaking rhythms of The ArchAndroid. Bring a friend, wear some dancing shoes, and put your hair in a ponytail. Janelle Monáe is going to play you her album, herself.

There will be a Q&A held after the album listening. Come with your questions ready and find out what everyone in the industry is all abuzz about before anyone else does. This event will be free, but strictly RSVP only. Entrance will be granted on a first come, first served basis so make sure you arrive on time. 21+

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Emvee ft. Bonjay: “Glitch Feisty Rub” + MP3

Drawing their name from spice island slang for “Good God!,” Bonjay were born in a basement at Ottawa’s legendary Disorganised parties. What began as a simple crowd pleasing party lark has developed into a serious commitment to songwriting and production, including remixes for labels like Mad Decent, Ninjatune and Ghetto Arc (XL Recordings). With Alanna on the mic and Pho on beats & effects, their live performance is a high-energy sound system of bass and soul. Dancehall innovation, indie sentiments, and R&B hooks – these are the sounds booming out from the jeeps, towers and headphones of young Toronto, and Bonjay makes them their own.

Download this cover / dance mix of “Honey Honey” by Feist:
Emvee ft. Bonjay – “Glitch Feisty Rub” [MP3]
 

Limited-edition vinyl EP of six all-original Bonjay songs coming in September, wider release to follow. Debut album in 2011.

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Reflection Eternal featuring Estelle: “Midnight Hour” Video

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Check out the video for “Midnight Hour ft. Estelle” the latest from Reflection Eternal‘s album Revolutions Per Minute, due out May 18th.