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

Video: Bonobo – “Cirrus” + New Album ‘The North Borders’ & Tour in April

 

Oh, man. Bonobo is back and has got our britches in a bunch with anticipation now. Today he released a new video for “Cirrus,” the first single off his upcoming album, The North Borders. The ambient tune continues on the same theme of his previous music – fantastical, atmospheric, jungly, tribal electronic music with a soulful flourish. The video is a quirky semi-animation with a circa 1940s flair.

The North Borders is out April 1. A tour will kick off on April 10 and span several US cities – catch those after the jump.

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Tour dates after the jump