GPWW 5/24/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: James Blake

This week Gilles Peterson features a mix by producer/musician James Blake, along with some way-out African, more deep jazz and new James Pants, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Flying Lotus, Ital Tek and plenty more. The first track is by an artist called Gregory Porter, who Gilles says you’ll like if you’re into José James. Gilles also gives us his take on the new Jyoti, calling her the Mary Lou Williams of the new generation! “Lots of stuff in the box this week…”

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Photos: Giant Step Presents Janelle Monáe at Highline

Photos by Jaecyne Howell (MoonRisingNYC.com).

Janelle Monáe truly gave us an epic show on Tuesday night, supported by DJ Moni. Those of you who stood patiently in line got into the venue with plenty of time to get your groove on and revel in Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid Spectacular Emotion Picture experience. If you didn’t make it, maybe you can catch Janelle on tour with Erykah Badu. It’s a show not to be missed. But no matter who you are, cop the new album as soon as possible.

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Janelle Monáe Releases The ArchAndroid & Giant Step Presents A Special Performance at Highline Ballroom

The long-anticipated album from Janelle Monáe will be released tomorrow: The ArchAndroid. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it yet, check out the video for “Tightrope” here.

These photos were taken at last week’s SVEDKA Miami release party for The ArchAndroid, hosted by Janelle Monáe. And tomorrow night, to celebrate her new release, Ms. Monáe will give a very special performance at Highline Ballroom (NYC) with DJ Moni. It will be a magical evening in Metropolis, so we hope you can make it. If you didn’t RSVP in time, try your luck in the contest for free tickets — quick.

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Giant Step presents Janelle Monáe Album Release Event

New York, if you missed the three sold out performances last month, stop what you are doing right now and RSVP!! On May 18th, at the Highline Ballroom, Janelle Monáe will be performing selections from her genre-bending debut album, The ArchAndroid. Not only will she be performing for all of her supporters and friends on the day of her album release for FREE, but she will be hosting an immediate afterparty like none you have ever been to! Come ready to party! Put your hair in a ponytail, cut it off, or leave it at home because on May 18th we are going to DANCE or DIE!!!!!

This event is free, but strictly RSVP. If you have already RSVP’d, please note the new venue, Highline Ballroom.


SVEDKA Vodka Listening Sessions: The ArchAndroid, Hosted By Janelle Monáe in Miami – May 13

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On Thursday, May 13th at 10 p.m., Giant Step presents our first SVEDKA Vodka Listening Session, at The Florida Room at Delano, on Miami Beach.

A Janelle Monáe listening party is unlike any other you have ever been to!!! You will find members of Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society dancing on tables as a visual tapestry accompanies the tripped out melodies and wall shaking rhythms of The ArchAndroid. Bring a friend, wear some dancing shoes, and put your hair in a ponytail. Janelle Monáe is going to play you her album, herself.

There will be a Q&A held after the album listening. Come with your questions ready and find out what everyone in the industry is all abuzz about before anyone else does. This event will be free, but strictly RSVP only. Entrance will be granted on a first come, first served basis so make sure you arrive on time. 21+

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