NYC: Giant Step presents Onra (DJ Set) at Le Bain – 5/20

Spring is finally back, and so are our legendary monthly Monday parties at Le Bain. We are excited to be kicking off the season with a very special appearance by Parisian beatmaker and globetrotter producer Onra aka Arnaud Bernard. Come party from 8pm and enjoy Le Bain’s breathtaking rooftop.

Onra’s electrifying live MPC performances around the world – everywhere from the Red Bull Music Academy in Bucharest and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival to LA’s down-and-dirty bass sanctuary the Low End Theory – add new dimensions to the cosmic grooves he puts on tape. So, get ready to dance on a high-energy soul, hip hop, electronic, jazz, RnB, dub, and world set!

Free with RSVP

Le Bain at The Standard, 444 W. 13th St.

Listen to Onra’s hot track “Hold Tight” below:


Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival Wraps in Sète

 

This past Sunday, Gilles Peterson finished off his crazy amazing 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France with some very happy fans.

Giant Step fan, Riki Drori wrote us some words while at the festival: “Greetings from the best kept secret in the world of music – the Worldwide Festival in Sète at the South of France. Kudos to Gilles Peterson for making it happen again! And thanks to Giant Step for always bringing us the best, most updated music. This is our second year at the Worldwide Festival and it is really a dilemma to write about it online; On one hand you want to give credit to Gilles and his team for making one of the best music festivals, and on the other hand, you want to keep it a secret – because one of the coolest things about this festival is the people that come to it.”

Check out some photos from this year’s festivities on Flickr.

The caliber of talent was a little out of control: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake.

We are anxiously awaiting next year. Yes, already.

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Sète: Gilles Peterson’s 2011 Worldwide Festival – July 6-10

 

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Yesterday, our good friend Gilles Peterson kicked off his 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France. The annual festival (July 6-10) boasts an impressive slew of talent only mister Peterson could manage to put together. Just some of the highlights: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake. Seriously, guys? It might be time to book your ticket to France right now.

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Win Tickets To Les Nubians’ Nu Revolution Preview in NYC – October 15

To celebrate their third release, Nu Revolution — due this December, French / Cameroonian duo Les Nubians have embarked on a preview tour backed by a world class 9-piece band. The sisters wrap things up in their now hometown — New York City — at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Friday, October 15th.

In case you haven’t bought your tickets yet, Giant Step is offering you a chance to win two to see Les Nubians live at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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