Announcing: YOTEL New York Weekender Series Inaugural Edition, Sat, 6/25 – Sun, 6/26

YOTEL New York is the largest NYC hotel opening in 2011. And Giant Step is welcoming the revolutionary hotel brand stateside with the YOTEL New York Weekender Series, taking place the last weekend of each month through November.

The weekenders will be a unique party experience in three parts; beginning Saturday evening with a late-night, world-class DJ event, continuing for a Latin themed Sunday brunch and closing the weekend right with an early evening sunset soiree.

Part One of the inaugural weekender kicks off Saturday, June 25th, at 10pm, with music by DJ Louie Vega and special performances by Anané (Nulu Music) and Josh Milan, of Blaze fame.

The next day, return for Part Two, a Sunday prix fix brunch of unlimited Latin-Asian small plates and free flowing cocktails at Dohyo for $35 per guest. DJ Bobbito Garcia will provide added Latin flavor, in between exclusive live sets from the legendary Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers. The perfect Sunday continues into evening with Part Three; the massively popular Libation Party, hosted by Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul, and featuring a special sunset DJ set by Ian Friday.

RSVP is a MUST for Parts One and Three, and reservations are strongly recommended for Part Two – the Sunday Brunch. For Sunday Brunch reservations, please call 646-449-7790.

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Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.

Sunset Soiree Photos from WMC 2010 in Miami

A collection of photos from our three Sunset Soiree events at Delano during Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach this year: A Night of Latin Flavor with Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Alex Barck of Jazzanova, Nickodemus and Chico Mann on Friday; Estelle, Rye Rye and more, Poolside on Saturday; and Gilles Peterson with Questlove at The Florida Room on Saturday. The three events were co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7.

14th Annual Sunset Soiree at WMC – Miami Beach

Thousands of people from around the world will flock to Miami Beach for the annual Winter Music Conference, and we are some of those people. Celebrating our 14th year at the conference, we, along with help from our friends at Levi’s and Windows 7, bring our annual Sunset Soiree to the Delano for exclusive performances both poolside and in The Florida Room. Revelers can expect a line up that includes the likes of Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Estelle, Alex Barck and many more. As always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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Adrian Younge & the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra

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Check out this video from Wax Poetics: Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. This video for “Shot Me in the Heart” comes from the Wax Poetics x Converse 45 Series.

The funk & soul mag also has a release party tonight in NYC for Joe Cuba’s El Alcalde Del Barrio -The Architect of the Nuyorican Sound, the Fania reissue. Come check it out at Le Poisson Rouge - Doors 10pm. You must RSVP and get there early, but if you’re quick, you’ll catch performances by Chico Mann, The Boogaloo Assassins, DJ Bobbito Garcia & DJ Turmix.

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