Giant Step 2010 Event Highlights: Photo & Video Recap

We had some unforgettable events this year, thanks to some incredible artists. Here’s a few of our favorites from the year with video and photo recaps. What was your favorite show this year? (Much more after the jump…)

+ Gilles Peterson and Questlove double bill 10 hour DJ set at The Florida Room during WMC
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+ Erykah Badu‘s secret show at Good Units at Hudson


+ Janelle Monáe‘s The ArchAndroid album release show at Highline Ballroom


+ Raphael Saadiq at Central Park Summerstage


+ Robyn‘s performance at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles
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+ Aloe Blacc at Art Basel

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Art Basel Performance by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme; Blaqstarr; Plus Alec Monopoly, and DJs Nick Cohen, and Jamie Biden – Photo Recap

Thank you Miami for being sexy even in the dead of winter. Thank you Art Basel for bringing together so much art and love in one town. Thank you SVEDKA for giving us delicious libations. Thank you Morgans for giving us a beautiful space to get down in, and thank YOU for coming out and having a grand old time with us.

AOL Review: Aloe Blacc in Miami for Art Basel 2010

Check out AOL’s review of our Art Basel event this weekend: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme closed 2010′s Miami Art Week with a powerful finale, performing the hit “I Need A Dollar” and stylized “partial covers” of all kinds of classics ranging from Al Green to Green Day.

“Since Blacc’s album Good Things released in September, he’s been compared over and over again to the likes of Marvin Gaye. Yet he remains humble and genuine in both his lyrics and his character. … His ability to mix honest social and political observations with feel good music is gaining him both respect and popularity as nostalgia from the early ’70s sets in.”

SVEDKA Vodka Sessions w/ Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme; Plus Alec Monopoly, Blaqstarr and more – December 4

For the next installment of our SVEDKA Vodka Music Sessions we head south to Miami Beach for the Art Basel festivities. Showcasing the art of Alec Monopoly and featuring the soulful sounds of Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme plus Blaqstarr, along with special DJ sets by Nick Cohen, Jaime Biden, and Alexandra Richards, the night begins at 9pm on Saturday, December 4th, at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian, A Morgans Hotel. Entrance is free but strictly RSVP only. Please arrive early, as RSVP does not guarantee admission.

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SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme; Plus Blaqstarr, and the art of Alec Monopoly – December 4

The annual Art Basel festivities take place every December in Miami, FL bringing together art enthusiasts from around the globe. Keeping with the spirit of the event Giant Step is presenting a very special SVEDKA Vodka Session with live performances by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme plus Blaqstarr. Renown LA street artist Alec Monopoly will be bringing his art into the popular realm and for your sonic pleasure we welcome DJs Nick Cohen, Jaime Biden, and Alexandra Richards. Doors open at 9:00pm on Saturday, December 4th, at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian in Miami Beach. As always, entrance is free but strictly RSVP, and you must be 21+ with a valid ID.

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