Funky Sensation: An All-Star Benefit For Gwen McCrae 8/22

 

On June 3rd, our musical sister, legendary Grammy Nominee Gwen McCrae suffered a massive stroke while touring in England. It has left her paralyzed on her left side. Since then she has been in The Chauser Ward in The London Hospital. She desperately needs to come home to receive further treatment in the states. Due to high international medical costs and the astronomical cost of medical transport back to the US, It has become difficult to get her home. So we are asking for your support. 

Please join us as we “Keep The Fire Burning” with an ALL-STAR BENEFIT featuring some of the hottest DJs and Performing Artists!!!

Wednesday, August 22nd
AJNA NYC
25 Little West 12th Street, NYC
Doors Open 6pm-4am

ADVANCE TICKETS: $20 @ TicketWeb

Live Performances by:

ROCHELLE FLEMING (DR. LOVE)
GQ (DISCO NIGHTS)
LADIES OF SKYY (CALL ME)
CE CE ROGERS (SOMEDAY)
EN-TOUCH (WITHOUT YOU)
DENROY MORGAN (I’LL DO ANYTHING)
T-SKI VALLEY (CATCH THE BEAT)
BLAHZAH BLAZHAY (DANGER)
ALY-US (FOLLOW ME)
CASSIO WARE (FUNKY PEOPLE)

 

***IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND OR JUST WISH TO DONATE, YOU CAN DO SO AT: PayPal (the email address is untelevision@aol.com)

 

Red Hot + Rio 2 Coming This Summer


Red Hot in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to release Red Hot + Rio 2 on June 28th. A modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement, the album will shed new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.

The Red Hot Organization is known for two (very important) things: 1/ having impeccable musical taste; and 2/ the ability to channel that taste into projects that successfully raise some serious money to combat HIV/AIDES. Compilations like Dark Was The Night (2009), and Red Hot & Riot (2002), all the way back to the first Red Hot + Rio (1996) have successfully raised over a million dollars and featured star studded line-ups that reminds one of the Grammys.

Red Hot + Rio 2 features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.

Check out Beirut’s lead singer Zach Condon’s cover of “O Leãozinho” (Originally sung by Caetano Veloso) after the jump.

More after the jump

Give Thanks! With DJ Nickodemus and Nappy G

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During these times of family gatherings and feasting, Giant Step along with Turntables on the Hudson want to wish you a happy holiday and ask you to join us in giving thanks for all that makes our lives beautiful!

On Friday Nov 27 at the Sullivan Room, DJ Nickodemus and Nappy G will be rocking the decks in a benefit event for NextAid, so come and dance that turkey induced lethargy off.

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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

Revenge of The Bookeaters: A benefit for Dave Egger’s 826NYC

On October 7, 2008, Dave Eggers, founder of 826NYC (and author of “A Heartbreaking Work By A Staggering Genius” and “What is The What,” both must-reads) will host the annual Revenge of The Bookeaters, a benefit for his organization which helps students, ages 6-18, develop their writing skills. If the line-up doesn’t temp you, the good cause will. Buy Tickets.

More info here: bookeaters.org/