Staff Picks of 2013

 

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As 2013 nears its end, we continue our tradition of yearly staff picks summing up our favorite music from the 12 months past. This year is very special as we’ve extended our list makers to include Giant Step fam outside of the staff itself; many thanks to Maiya Norton, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Natasha Diggs, Rich Medina, and DJ Spinna for contributing their takes!

Amongst the most popular favorites were Disclosure‘s Settle, Rhye‘s Woman, James Blake‘s Overgrown, and Hiatus Kaiyote‘s Tawk Tomahawk. Dig into the complete lists and let us know your faves as well!

Giant Step Staff Picks of 2013

New Track – The Soul Rebels cover Drake’s “Headlines”

 

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New Orleans’ The Soul Rebels announced the release date of the Power = Power mixtape today with Okayplayer. On December 3rd, the 8-piece group will offer it up as a free download featuring studio tracks, live versions and remixes of original material as well as covers of modern day hits. Today, they premiered a cover of Drake’s “Headlines” featuring a nice Nina Simone intro. Check it out below.

They previously leaked two other tracks from the project including an exclusive remix to their cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring Big Freedia and a medley of Jay-Z classic hits entitled “Thank You.”