56th Annual Grammy Nominations

 

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Such a pleasure to see all these amazing Giant Step clients, partners, and fam getting recognized on this year’s list of Grammy nominees. Hats off to all!

The 56th Grammys will air on January 26. Visit the Grammy website for a full list of nominees.

Record of the Year
Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Album of the Year
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise – Lana Del Rey

Best R&B Performance
Nakamarra – Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton

Best R&B Song
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton

Best R&B Album
Love In The Future – John Legend

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Hey Laura – Gregory Porter

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Settle – Disclosure
A Color Map Of The Sun – Pretty Lights

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter

Best Urban Contemporary Album
One: In The Chamber – Salaam Remi

Best Dance Recording
Atmopshere – Kaskade

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Lana Del Rey

Best Regional Roots Music Album
The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band – Hot 8 Brass Band

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

New Tracks: Vicktor Taiwò – “Digital Kids” ft. Solomon & “Only Love” (Ben Howard Cover)

 

This guy is incredible. Vicktor Taiwò falls somewhere between James Blake and Frank Ocean on this “Digital Kids” track featuring Solomon. The haunt of his echoey vocals mixed with the vibrating electronic production feels transcendent.

Listen to “Digital Kids” below as well as the lulling and gorgeous “Only Love” where Vicktor covers Ben Howard. Here, he’s sounding something like a cross between Miguel and John Legend. We need more of this guy yesterday.

New Release: Consequence – ‘Movies On Demand 4′ (Mixtape)

 

Rapper Consequence today premiered his Movies On Demand 4 mixtape on Complex, chockfull of 13 delectable tracks for your winter days. The mixtape features collaborations from Estelle, Busta Rhymes, and John Legend, amongst others, only upping the energy of this already lively project.

Hear the mixtape below and get to twerkin’!

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Video: Tondrae Kemp – “Happiness” + To Release ‘Sun Money’

 

Bluesy Louisiana singer Tondrae Kemp already has us smitten with sexy soulful crooning. Watch his recent video for “Happiness” with a down home jazzy feel and a warmth that just wants to make you wanna run up and hug somebody. Kind of got a churchy John Legend vibe going, too. The song is off Tondrae’s upcoming album, Sun Money, out September 19.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this boo live in Brooklyn this weekend and next week! More dates being added soon.

Tour Dates
Sept 16 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY *Special Appearance
Sept 19 – Free Candy: Sun Money Album Release Show – Brooklyn, NY

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Video: Khari Lemuel – “Love Has Spoken”

 

Chicago musician and vocalist Khari Lemuel boasts talents on a variety of instruments, including the cello, flute, bass, guitar, violin, keys, and trumpet. Initially starting out in youth orchestras and chamber ensembles, Khari ultimately left the classical community after being frustrated with its confines.

Moving on then to poetry, Khari now moves to his own drum as a wondrously soulful singer and instrumentalist. His voice kind of reminds us of a more earthy John Legend. Take a look at his video for “Love Has Spoken” above and get wrapped up in that cozy voice for yourself – happy to have come across this treat today!

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