Les Nubians – Live Performance & Interview on NPR

Les Nubians have an upcoming album on Shanachie Records on April 19th, Nü Revolution; if you haven’t already, check out the video for “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves” and the streaming audio for “Afrodance.” The Cameroonian/French-based duo recently stopped by NPR’s ‘Tell Me More’ for a live performance and a lovely interview in which we learn more about the concept of Nü Revolution. With all the turmoil in the world right now, the optimism of sisters Célia and Hélène is an essential part of their uplifting music.

“…It’s the evolution of a dream. It’s also the evolution and the revolution, through woman, through Eve. This album is how we materialize our dreams and how we formulate new dreams to create the future.” – Célia

Listen in NPR Media Player

Les Nubians Live on NPR’s Tell Me More
 

Giant Step & Dusty Groove Present: Bilal Live in Chicago, March 5th

On March 5th, Bilal brings his own live band to the windy city for a rare Chicago performance by the Philadelphia-born Soulquarian. Bilal’s 2010 album Airtight’s Revenge was arguably one of the best soul albums of the year, getting incredible feedback from both his peers and the press. The remixes, the covers and videos that came along with it were all leading to this – the tour. If you’re in Chicago next weekend, catch Bilal at The Shrine, presented by Giant Step and Dusty Groove, to experience the voice Janelle Monáe once described as a Van Gogh painting.

Doors open at 8pm, performance is at 9pm.
Also featuring special guests.
More Info | Buy Tickets

DEEP’s 12 Year Anniversary, Marques Wyatt’s Birthday: February 20th (LA) + Contest

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/vG85FH5J2WQ" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

 

Our good friend Marques Wyatt is celebrating his birthday this Sunday in LA. DEEP, hands down the best party in LA, if not the States, is also celebrating an anniversary with 12 years of dance music. The line-up for their party looks like a typical Giant Step DJ event – Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Osunlade, Joe Claussell and of course Marques Wyatt. So if you’re on the west coast this President’s Day weekend, don’t miss this event Sunday night! “Special Hours” means this party goes til 4am, which for LA, is crazytime.

 

More Info || Buy Tickets

 

Leave a Comment Here to Win Tickets

 

Daft Punk: Tron Soundtrack & Surprise Appearance

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/QZNvRHXTpJk" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

They’re back, and they’re even harder, better faster and stronger than before!  Last night, Daft Punk made a surprise appearance at Madison Square Gardens during the Phoenix concert.  Fog filled the stage, and when it cleared, Daft Punk was revealed in their usual attire of suits and futuristic helmets.  They then played a quick set alongside their fellow Frenchmen, Phoenix.

Their appearance coincides with the creation of their soundtrack for the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy.  The Tron: Legacy soundtrack will be released December 7th.  A major coup for all you Daft Punk fans out there waiting for their return.

Click over to www.tronsoundtrack.com for a preview of the new music and a sweet glow-in-the-dark poster we have to have.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Album Release Party at SOBs (NYC) October 13th

On Wednesday, October 13th the Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to SOBs, the undisputed home of NY Salsa, for the 9/28 release of their fourth album Viva la Tradicón.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra is a Grammy-winning 13-piece collective that represents one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of today. Though very much a contemporary band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra pays homage to the traditional Salsa sound popularized but the legendary Tito Puente.

The band was started in 2000 by Oscar Hernandez was primarily known for his work as Ruben Blades’ piano-player and musical director. Hernandez has also worked with artists like Celia Cruz & Paul Simon.

Next week’s show is going to be special because it will be the first time ever that the Spanish Harlem Orchestra plays music from the new album!

Spanish Harlem Orchestra – “Como Baila Mi Mulata”
 

Admission is $25 and attendees get a FREE copy of the new CD, Viva La Tradicion

Buy Tickets || More Info

Purchase Viva La Tradicion on iTunes | Amazon