Throwback Thursday: Los Amigos Invisibles with Brazilian Girls at Irving Plaza – June 4, 2004

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This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to a show we did in 2004 at Irving Plaza with Los Amigos Invisibles and then, up-and-coming Brazilian Girls. Giant Step had worked with both bands for a number of years, and seeing their careers grow and them putting on this fantastic show for us was really amazing. Originally from Venezuela, Los Amigos came together in the early 90s during a time of heavy rock and gave us a refreshing mix of funk and jazz, infused with the best genre ever: DISCO. Brazilian Girls came up from the NuBlu club with a sound that can’t easily be described but is something like electronic music mixed with elements of tango and reggae. As a result, this pairing was an explosive and fun concert that had even the least inclined to jump up and dance.
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Carl Hancock Rux : “I Got A Name” Video

Check out this video compiled by award winning writer and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux for his song, “I Got A Name,” off the album Apothecary RX, released on Giant Step Records in 2004. The ever poignant Carl addresses matters of racial stereotypes with such a hypnotic groove, you won’t notice the edification until its too late. Enjoy this one from the Giant Step vaults.