Staff Picks of 2013



As 2013 nears its end, we continue our tradition of yearly staff picks summing up our favorite music from the 12 months past. This year is very special as we’ve extended our list makers to include Giant Step fam outside of the staff itself; many thanks to Maiya Norton, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Natasha Diggs, Rich Medina, and DJ Spinna for contributing their takes!

Amongst the most popular favorites were Disclosure‘s Settle, Rhye‘s Woman, James Blake‘s Overgrown, and Hiatus Kaiyote‘s Tawk Tomahawk. Dig into the complete lists and let us know your faves as well!

Giant Step Staff Picks of 2013

Video: Laura Mvula – “That’s Alright”


Laura Mvula is taking it one step further with letting ‘em know in this video for “That’s Alright.” Strong women stand up!

Her album, Sing to the Moon, drops on April 16.

Tour Dates
4/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
4/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
4/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
4/23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Video: Laura Mvula – “Green Garden”


British singer Laura Mvula has released a splendid new video for her song “Green Garden.” Teleporting us into another time with her raspy voice, the trance she holds is rather unshakable. Love this glowy fantasy-like video, too!

Below, also catch her video for “She,” another popular tune that has been floating the internets for some time now.

Laura’s debut album, Sing to the Moon, will drop on March 4.

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