Giant Step Presents The Rub At Hudson – Monday 5/4

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Already on our third event of the year at Hudson, we welcome back Brooklyn’s The Rub to the series on Monday, May 4th.  Veterans of the New York scene,  DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven and Cosmo Baker throw some of the best parties in the area, mixing hip hop, classics, disco, 80s, reggae, funk, house and everything in between.  Their eponymous night at Southpaw has been heralded as “the best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music” by the Village Voice and “the best party in NYC” by The New York Press.

Monday, May 4th
7 – 11 PM

Hudson
356 West 58th St.
New York, NY

Free with RSVP here.

Giant Step Announces SummerStage 2009 Lineup

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We are delighted to announce our 2009 SummerStage event on Saturday, July 18th. Giant Step’s annual concert is a highlight in our calendar, where previously we have been honored to present the likes of Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monáe and Gilles Peterson.

This year promises to be really special. We have the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden’s Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.

Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step’s vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.

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Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock To Spin At Hudson 4/20

pete_rock-1Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel welcomes back hip hop legend Pete Rock on Monday, April 20. In the 2008 series, the classic New York producer and DJ tore it up, lining the dance floor with jam after jam.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Free with RSVP.

Giant Step’s Annual Survey – Get Free Downloads

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The annual Giant Step Survey is upon us once again, and as usual, it’s completely anonymous. We are asking more from you this year (it should take 15 minutes tops), but in return, we are giving much more back.

Aside from the never-ending love from us to you, everyone that finishes the survey gets TONS of free MP3 downloads from the likes of Q-Tip featuring Busta and Lil Wayne, Mos Def, Femi Kuti remixed, Santigold, N.A.S.A., Asa, Colin Munroe, and many more.

AND all of you who complete the survey will be entered into a lottery to receive one of the following prizes:

Limited Edition Gotan Project Box Set (7-inch vinyl, CDs, poster, etc)
Limited Edition Lily Allen Vinyl Picture Disk
Two VIP Passes to Giant Step’s Annual Summer Stage show (NY, summer)
Two tickets to Ben Watt at Cielo (NY, Mar 27)
Giant Step selection of current CDs
Two pairs of tickets to the Afro Funké Party (Santa Monica, Thursdays)

So thank you so so so much for taking this survey.

Much love.
Giant Step Family

The Giant Step Survey is now closed. Thanks to all those that participated!