Photo: Little Dragon & SZA @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Oct 24

 

Photos by Seher Sikandar

Little Dragon and one of our new favorites, SZA took down the house last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg and we were there to capture it. Little Dragon even performed a new song off their upcoming album, and let us tell you – the new album is shaping up very nicely!

Photo: SummerStage w/ Shuggie Otis, Jose James, & Hiatus Kaiyote

 

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Photos by Seher Sikandar

Yesterday Central Park was glowing with piles of beautiful people of all ages. It wouldn’t be a true Giant Step produced SummerStage without the most adorable of children scurrying around and an eclectic bunch of young folks sprawled out soaking up the sun and an AsiaDog or three.

Hiatus Kaiyote, Jose James, and Shuggie Otis all put on brilliant performances leaving an ever attentive crowd cheering for more over and over. And DJ OP! held it down all day to many, many happy ears. Amongst the crowd were Salaam Remi, DJ Spinna, Jesse Boykins III, and TK Wonder. Check the day in photos below!

Photo Recap: Disclosure at the Music Experiment 2.0 in Boston – 8/7

The Giant Step produced Music Experiment 2.0 series, presented by MTV Iggy and Intel, made its way to Boston last night with electronic duo Disclosure. The second show, following Empire of the Sun‘s amazing New York City performance, once again hit capacity with hundreds of fans dressed in black for the “White Noise” theme at Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts. They were lined up to get their face’s painted Disclosure style while opening DJ Kidnap Kid helped set the mood. Disclosure played through multiple tracks from their debut release, Settle, with special guest Sam Smith hopping onstage for “Latch.”

Disclosure’s set was live streamed around the globe and will air on Palladia music network at a later date. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming ME 2.0 shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville, and be sure to check out the series’ online hub at www.musicexperiment.com. Photo credit: MTV/Iggy

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ABSOLUT X Showed NYC an Unforgettable Time with Santigold, Sanford Biggers, Questlove, & Naren Young

 

Photos by Seher Sikandar

We couldn’t have been prouder to produce such a spectacular event for the NYC leg of the ABSOLUT X experience where art, cocktails, and music come together. RSVPs reached record highs and a line wrapped around the block hours before the event.

Upon entering, guests were greeted by futuristic ladies with trays of masks marked with a bold “X.” Party goers glady donned the silver and black masks while several folks stunted with elaborate masks of their own.

The space was brilliant; Bright spotlights drenched the room and Sanford Biggers’ striking art – including a colossal hula girl and a cloud installation on the ceiling – created a breathtaking display.

Master mixologist Naren Young was constantly surrounded by a large huddle of people eagerly awaiting his concoctions, which he also happened to make and distribute with impressive speed and ease. Our personal favorite drink included an Açaí berry puree (genius).

Stationed atop a grand balcony of his own, Questlove had the party going with nostalgic hits and new bangers alike from jump. And once Santigold hit the stage, the energy only compounded. Complete with three wardrobes for both her and her dazzling backup dancers, Santi put on a performance that made you pay attention. And of course her backup dancers weren’t going to leave home without an array of rad props like umbrellas, ropes, and a large mammal. Yes.

Roseland Ballroom was undoubtedly the place to be last night. Thank you to all that came and helped make it the night it was! For those that missed out, watch the photo slideshow below!

Recap: Empire Of The Sun Kicks Off MTV Iggy & Intel’s Music Experiement 2.0 in NYC

 

Last night, MTV Iggy & Intel launched The Music Experiment 2.0 series in New York City and we at Giant Step had the pleasure of producing the fantastic event. Featured act Empire of the Sun gave an unforgettable performance and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the incredible experience we were able to bring to life.

Attendees entered Gotham Hall and were treated to performers honoring the cosmic masquerade theme that guests were encouraged to dress up for. DJ Adrian Lux got the party started and was followed by a heated performance by fire breathers and drummers.

Then, Empire of the Sun took the stage for a mind-blowing set featuring several dancers, costume changes and some big creature blowing smoke. It was unlike anything we have ever seen.

Also, check out the Instagram photos taken by fans here.