Video: I Love Vinyl + 3rd Anniversary Party @ LPR – May 26

 

These kids are serious about their vinyl and this video counts all the hilarious, laborious ways. And it just makes the I Love Vinyl crew all that much adorabler – yes, we said adorabler. They better all be prepared for awkwardly long individual squeezes from us next time we cross paths. And we’re going to go ahead and guess that said path crossing is not too far away – watch yo’ back, pals! Or front? Side?

The highly praised and award-winning party is celebrating three years this Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge. And indeed, as always, this is a laptop free situation – it’s gonna be all vinyl, all night compliments of some of NYC’s finest DJs. The residents: Amir, Ge-Ology, The Twilite Tone, OP!, Scribe, and Jon Oliver. *Wipes up drool*

And for those that somehow haven’t yet been, this isn’t some post up against the wall joint – get ready to move something. Come with open ears and arms for “some soul, disco, dilla, boogie, hustle, hip-hop, old-school house, no wave, new jack swing, dancefloor jazz, bossa nova, salsa, funk, electro, and afrobeat.” We think they might be showing off a little.

Event Details
I Love Vinyl 3rd Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 26th

10PM

Tickets: $10 / $5 before 11PM (w/ RSVP online at www.ilovevinyl.org)
21+

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

GPWW 10/4/10: Kon & Amir Mix

This week on the World Wide show, Gilles Peterson kicks off with an Illa J In Space Remix, then slips into a 70s rare groove by Ish, and moves on to hear some very special tracks by British singer Linda Lewis. After you sink deeper into the world wide sounds with many more rare and beautiful tracks, Gilles brings on this week’s guests Kon & Amir as they mix down to master tapes, throwing us back to some old school disco and R&B.

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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Last Night’s Journey Party Benefits Kon

gse_multipart557361Last night, Giant Step’s weekly party with DJ Spinna at Santos, Journey, was more than just a fantastic party with special guest DJs Rich Medina, Eli Escobar, Cosmo, Scratch and Amir on the decks.  It was a benefit for the great NY DJ and record digger, Kon, whose health has recently been bombarded with blood clots, on top of myriad more serious maladies requiring surgery.

A big thank you to everyone who came through to help Kon out.  Together, we raised $3,500 for him.  If you would like to make a separate donation, please paypal money to DJMSTHANG@GMAIL.COM.

From all of us at Giant Step: keep fighting Kon!

Finally, here are a few of Kon’s mixes for you to enjoy:

KONLIVE.JULY4.2009
KON’SDISCOBOOGIEMIX
KON&AMIR*THE*DO*OVER