This Monday, July 25th, Giant Step invites you to DJ Spinna’s debut at Le Bain at The Standard. So escape the heat and join us poolside starting at 9 p.m. to experience one of New York City’s finest DJs. Remember, RSVP is a must.
Having recently released their debut album Midnight Feast Of Jazz, Nick Pride & The Pimptones and their Italy-based label, Record Kicks, are celebrating by giving you the opportunity to show off your production skills. DJs and producers, you’ve been comissioned: remix Nick Pride’s “Lay It On the Line” single and get the chance to have your work released on the upcoming Nick Pride & The Pimptones album, Midnight Feast Of Jazz Remixed. As the winner, you’ll also be included in the next volume of the Mo’ Record Kicks compilation, enjoy airplay on Italian national radio show “Popcorner” (Radio Rai 2), and score a bunch of RK releases!
For complete contest regulations and to download the song parts simply visit the contest page at Record Kicks. The stream of the original track is below. Good luck!
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.
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.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hours: 12 -6 p.m.
70-74 City Road London EC1Y 2BJ
Vinyl, Art, Café Lounge, and Special Guest DJs
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.