Red Hot + Rio 2 Out June 28th + Listening Party in LA

 

We at Giant Step are so excited about this release. Red Hot + Rio 2 is a musical compilation aimed at raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Succeeding the original Bossa Nova inspired 1996 tribute, Red Hot + Rio, this release pays homage to the late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and sheds “new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.”

Featuring over 33 original collaborations between legendary Brazilian musicians and other international talents, Red Hot + Rio 2 will leave you overwhelmingly content with its audible treats; this roster showcases many beloved musicians, including Madlib, Bebel Gilberto, Quadron, José Gonzalez, Alice Smith, Beck, Seu Jorge, and John Legend, amongst countless others.

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Brownswood Pop Up Record Shop – 4/16

In celebration of Record Store Day on April 16th, Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood family is setting up a very special pop up record shop. An avid record collector himself, Gilles knows all too well the buzz one gets from digging in the crates. So for one day only, the East London venue C.A.M.P gets a makeover by Brownswood resident visual artist Josephine Ade Chinonye Chime customizing the shop into a traditional African street fair with her elaborate illustration cut-outs and textile prints.

Here, fellow vinyl enthusiasts can browse to their hearts’ content through rare soul, jazz, groove, funk, and African records from Gilles’ favourite UK dealers and participate in special live auctions with generously donated finds from celebrity ‘fans’ including Thom Yorke, Erkyah Badu, Four Tet, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, Jamie Cullum and more.

All record sale proceeds will go to the Steve Reid Foundation recently founded by Gilles Peterson to benefit struggling musicians with terminal illness. Entrance is free all day.

Location Details:
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hours: 12 -6 p.m.
The C.A.M.P.
70-74 City Road London EC1Y 2BJ
Vinyl, Art, Café Lounge, and Special Guest DJs

Win Tickets to Cut&Paste Global Championship – 4/16

2010 saw Cut&Paste scouring the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America for the ultimate champion in each of these stops. Now they are bringing more than 30 winners from across the world to Webster Hall in New York City and pitting them against each other to reveal the ultimate winner of the Cut&Paste Global Championship. The mouse clicking will commence on Saturday, April 16th, at 7pm. As a special offer to our community, we are giving a lucky winner a chance to snag one pair of tickets to this ultimate design battle.

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Announcing José James at Littlefield – December 3


There is a new wave of jazz musicians taking over the scene with the kind of vitality, creativity and energy that only youth can bring to such an esteemed tradition. José James is among those musicians making waves across the world and he has been a favorite of ours since our Brownswood Sessions days. Giant Step is excited to be bringing José James for a special evening at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 3rd. Always taking on new challenges, José will be giving a Billy Strayhorn two-night tribute concert this weekend at the Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis that already has New York buzzing. Read what Time Out New York has to say about it here.

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Lauren Pritchard with Wasted in Jackson

 

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“Not the Drinking” is off Lauren’s debut album Wasted in Jackson, out now on Universal Republic. Produced by Eg White in his West London studio, the album’s highlights include the raspy, R&B-meets-gospel swagger of “Not The Drinking” and “When The Night Kills The Day,” a haunting, bluesy shuffle featuring the eerie sound of an ancient Steinway piano belonging to Ed Harcourt (who co-wrote the song) and the elegant playing of hip, young folk-slingers Mumford And Sons, whose frontman Marcus Mumford produced the song.

 

Buy Wasted in Jackson on iTunes