Throwback Thursday: Nuyorican Soul Fiesta (Winter Music Conference) @ the Shore Club, Miami – March 24, 1997

 

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein takes us back to the legendary 1997 Winter Music Conference party for Nuyorican Soul at the Shore Club! What do you remember about the epic daytime party? For those that missed it, catch a video clip as well as the backside of the invite flyer after the jump.

Back in the 90s, the Winter Music Conference (WMC) was a global affair where house DJs from all around the world would come and invade Miami for a week. Back then it was purely an industry event, which inevitably also brought out only the most serious of dance music lovers.

For this year particular year, we decided to throw a big daylong event as a teaser for the forthcoming Nuyorican Soul album that we were releasing – the album was of course produced by none other than Kenny and Louie aka Masters at Work.

We held the party at the Shore Club – the “old” Shore Club with the huge outdoor space and pool. It was a largely coveted event. We had a great live set from Luis Quinteros who brought along some local Miami musicians to play with him. Special guests included Roy Ayers, India Arie and of course Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope, amongst many, many others.

Read more + catch the flyer & video after the jump

NYC: Red Bull Music Academy Events – May 2-31

 

All month long, the Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting events in New York City to celebrate their 2013 cohort in our beloved city. Folks can find a full listing on the RBMA website.

We’ve handpicked a selection of events for you, including a 3 hour DJ set with Louie Vega and Kenny Dope on May 3 and Flying Lotus shows on May 5 and May 6. Dig in to more details below.

Giant Step Recommended RBMA Events
5/3: Masters At Work [event details]
5/5 & 5/6: Flying Lotus [event details]
5/9: Culture Clash [event details]
5/23: United States of Bass [event details]
5/30: Pass The Gates: NYC In Dub [event details]

Contest: Mobile Mondays! 1 Year Anniversary Tickets

 

The ultra groovy NYC weekly Mobile Mondays! will be celebrating its one year anniversary on September 24. Founded by Operator Emz, MM has quickly become New York City’s premiere 45’s vinyl night for music lovers. Hear an array of sounds, varying from funk & soul, disco, rock & roll, reggae, new wave, salsa – so long as its “classic & danceable,” it goes!

Past guest DJs include Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, DJ Scratch, Producer Just Blaze, Boogie Blind, BreakBeat Lou, Spinderella, Mr Len, Preservation, Rockin Rob, Cut Chemist, Stretch Armstrong, G-Bo the Pro, DJ Misbehaviour, and DJ Nicole Leone.

Find more details on the party below!

Enter our contest to win tickets!

Event Details
Mobile Mondays! 1 year Anniversary
Monday, September 24
10pm-3am
Tickets: $5.00

Resident DJs: Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey C

Hosts: Miss Rebecca Lynn & Snkr Joe

Guest DJs: Just Blaze, Large Pro, DJ Spinna, DJ Scratch, Boogie Blind, Chairman Mao, The Undercover Brother, Rockin Rob, Smallchange, Misbehaviour & many more.

Strictly 45′s all night.

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327 Bowery (@ 2nd St.)
New York, NY

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Next Step May Winner: Jaidene Veda

 

Finally! Proud to announce our May Next Step winner to be the charming miss Jaidene Veda!

After co-writing and self-produceding three independent albums and two Billboard club singles, this young Canadian lady has already garnered recognition in the underground house community and the international top 40 club scene. Interestingly, Veda got her start in 2000 as an event producer and party promoter, inevitably helping her develop an audience prior to presenting herself as a singer.

Over the years, she has worked with an impressive who’s who, including Joe Claussell, Josh Milan, Glenn Underground, Jimpster, the Ananda Project, and Reelsoul.

This past fall saw the released of Jaidene’s debut full length album, Pisces Pendulum, which is an enchanting blend of loungy, jazzy, and soulful deep house sounds, and has been lauded by the likes of DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit, and Kenny Dope.

More after the jump

SF: Red Bull Music Academy Events This Week

 

The famed Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting three back to back events with some New York musical legends to celebrate the application phase for this year’s program. For those unfamiliar, RBMA is an international music workshop held in a different city each year. In 2011, musicians were brought to Madrid, this year the Academy will be held in New York City.

See below for details all the awesomeness to ensue!

Also, be sure to enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!

Event Details
The Gary Bartz Project with featured guests Bilal & Aloe Blacc
Wednesday, January 25th
8:30pm @ Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
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The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show (+ DJ Shortkut)
Thursday, January 26th
10pm @ Mighty SF
119 Utah St.
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Masters at Work: Kenny Dope & Little Louie Vega
Friday, January 27th
10pm @ 103 Harriet
1015 Folsom St.
Purchase tickets

See remaining flyers after the jump