Next Step June Winner: The Broken Orchestra

 

Our June Next Step winners are quite marvelous, we must say. We actually featured their video for “Closer” with Anna Stott a while back, and totally fell in love with their laid back soulful groove.

The Broken Orchestra is centered around producers Pat Dooner and Carl Conway-Davis, who work in tandem with selected artists and musicians to cultivate their soothing sounds.

After two years in the making, the group just signed to Phonosaurus Records and will be releasing their debut album, Shibui, on October 23rd. The vocal appearances are going to be a real treat with contributions from Moby’s lead singer Inyang Bassey, Natalie Gardiner, Lauren Jade, and Lady Paradox.

Oh, and yeah – we got the exclusive premiere for the first official single from Shibui called “Take Back The Day,” which also happens to be the track featuring Inyang Bassey. Yeah, no big deal. It’s also a free download – holler at the widget below. Beautiful, beautiful music!

Folks can also look forward to tour dates in the pipeline, acoustic version videos, remixes, and instrumentals. Wee!

The Broken Orchestra – “Take Back The Day” ft. Inyang Bassey
 

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Now Accepting June Next Step Entries!

 

Summer is here – already?! Yep. We know folks have been working hard and are ready drop those gems for the sunshine months. So, share the love with us via our Next Step contest so we can pass it on! Calling all June entries!

So many awesome artists have been showcased through this series. Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, Tall Black Guy Productions in September, Cole Williams for October, Tensei for November, Awalé for December 2011, Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012, Krystale for February, Derek Dumont for March, and Dezaray Dawn for April!

Stay tuned for the announcement on our May Next Step winner soon soon soon!

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today through Saturday, June 30. That said, we are now open for June 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

New Track: Van Hunt – “June” + MP3

 

Last time we caught up with Van Hunt was during an interview in August of 2009 while he was still working on the record he’s now about to release. Close to two years later, the ever-funky soul maestro is ready to share a new track called “June” (free for download below). But this is just the beginning; Van plans to sprinkle some free download goodness on us every month leading up to the release of his new album, What Were You Hoping For? (out September 27th). Among the freebies will be the album’s first single, “Eyes Like Pearls,” which is slated to hit radio this summer. Sir Hunt has also relaunched his official website, www.vanhunt.com – it’ll be another place you can download and find out more on the awesomeness ahead.

Van Hunt – “June”
 

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