Even with his new record release on ESL Music, Sun People, Nickodemus can't help but share his passion for the best pizzerias in NYC and compare each to some of his favorite music producers.
The Latin Project are giving away the title track from their sophomore album, Musica De La Noche (out June 23). The song features guests Freddie Crespo (percussionist & vocalist for Tito Puente) and Debi Nova, who's played with Sergio Mendes, Mark Ronson and Ricky Martin.
Headed by Jez Colin and Matt Cooper, The Latin Project have also recorded a one-off radio show exclusively for Giant Step. It's a fabulous melange of tracks that served as inspiration for the album from Jill Scott to J5 and Incognito, with a couple of their own productions sprinkled in.
Tom Strauch and one half of the Ancient Astronauts, Kabanjak, present Switchstance Radio's latest installment, filled with new remixes and productions from their debut album, We Are To Answer (out June 9 on ESL Music).
A melting pot of funk, dub reggae, and pure unadulterated hip-hop, We Are To Answer features vocal collaborations with Bootie Brown and Imani of legendary hip hop group the Pharcyde, Azeem, Tippa Irie, Bajka, Phat Old Mamas, Ulf Stricker, Raashan Ahmad and Entropik
Summer is upon us and that means Giant Step's SummerStage event is just around the corner on Saturday, July 18th. This year we are honored to present the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden's Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.
Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step's vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, enter the park at 69th St. & 5th Ave.
Doors at 2 PM
Show at 3 PM
Free / All Ages
In this episode of 120 Seconds by NYC's very own Friends We Love, jazz legend Chico Hamilton opens his heart about how he met the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Helen.
Chico's latest album, Twelve Tones of Love, takes listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, including trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico's classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico's lifelong friend.
Free download: "Penthouse A"