NYC: Giant Step Presents Gilles Peterson’s Exclusive US Show, 10.25

On October 25th, we are overjoyed to welcome back world acclaimed DJ, radio presenter, label boss, and consummate tastemaker Gilles Peterson at Le Poisson Rouge for a US exclusive DJ set.

It’s already been over a year since we last had the pleasure, and his storming set at Cielo in 2011 is still being talked about. Kicking off the night will be a special early evening live performance from trumpet player Leron Thomas. Advance Tickets are limited and are selling quickly, grab yours here.

Gilles Peterson [Exclusive US Show]

Plus an early live performance by Leron Thomas
Thursday, October 25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., NYC Doors: 11 PM

$20 Limited Advance Tickets & More Info

NYC: Gilles Peterson Live @ LPR – October 25

 

Another rotation around the sun must mean it’s time for our pal Gilles Peterson to make his return to NYC. Remember last year at Cielo? Yeah, it was basically crazy mindblowingly amazing is all – everyone and their mama was there and the music was without a doubt something to write home about.

October 25 it will all be going down once again, and this time at Le Poisson Rouge. The DJ, radio host, producer, label head, and lovely sound selector will be gracing us with nothing but the finest from what’s sure to be a variety of genres. Prepare to have your mind bent. And your body.

Event Details
Gilles Peterson Live
Thursday, October 25
11PM

Tickets: $20
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Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

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Interview: Pete Rock to Play @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC – June 30

 

Yep. Pete Rock will be spinning at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC this Saturday, June 30 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mecca And The Soul Brother.

We caught up with Pete this week for a few questions asking him to look back, share what’s coming up, and let us know what’s good for the big night!

More info on Saturday’s event, including ticket link.

Giant Step: Looking back, what’s your fondest memory from recording Mecca And The Soul Brother?

Pete Rock: Working with Heavy D doing “The Basement” song.

GS: If you had to pick today, what’s your favorite track on the album and why?

Pete Rock: “Reminisce” is my favorite track because it is my tears on wax.

GS: To you, who was Pete Rock then and who is Pete Rock today?

Pete Rock: Pete Rock then was a young, excited DJ and producer trying to reach my goals. Today I am a father, husband, and legend trying to keep hip hop alive.

GS: We know it’s going to be hotness regardless, but what can folks expect to hear at LPR on saturday?

Pete Rock: Everything!!! The music I grew up with that influenced me. A special mix of my favorite songs off of Mecca And The Soul Brother and the music that inspired that album.

GS: Looks like Petestrumentals II is brewing. What’s in store? What can you tell us about the Petestrumentals of 2001 versus this new one?

Pete Rock: Yes, Petestrumentals II is creatively in the works. There won’t a be a huge difference, just a continuation from the first album.

GS: What else is new with you? Any other gems being concocted in the lab?!

Pete Rock: Yes, lots of projects are being developed. First one out this year is the Camp Lo project titled 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s. Working on a DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock project that will come out in late 2013. Also collaborating with Roy Ayers and working with Robert Glasper.

Interview: Jose James on Blue Note Signing & 5/11 NYC Show

 

In anticipation of his show at Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) tomorrow and his recent signing to Blue Note, we caught up with the heart-melting José James to get the latest on some very exciting developments. After hearing more about what Jose has to say about No Beginning, No End as well as the LPR show – we’re just about losing it with excitement!

Details for the show are below. Also, enter our contest to win tickets to tomorrow’s show.

Giant Step: Congratulations on signing with Blue Note! How does it feel?

Jose James: It feels fantastic – it’s a dream come true. Blue Note is everyone’s favorite classic jazz label and it’s exciting to bring something fresh to the legacy.

GS: What can we expect on the new album? And what excites you most about this new project?

JJ: First of all, the new album features Pino Palladino – the legend! Truly an honor to work with him. Chris “Daddy” Dave, Robert Glapser, Hindi Zahra, Richard Spaven, Emily King – it’s a stellar cast. It’s a mix of soul, R&B, gospel, jazz, and singer-songwriter. It’s truly a deeper look into who I am as an artist, outside of just jazz. I co-wrote with many of the artists above, as well as Fink and Amp Fiddler. I feel this is a definitive album for me and so far my best work. It’s been two years in the making! Sonically it’s way ahead of my other albums and I have engineers Brian Bender and Russ Elevado to thank for that.

GS: When can we hear No Beginning, No End – when does it drop?!

JJ: Well I just signed, so now we’re doing photoshoots and planning videos. Definitely will drop some new music this fall – stay tuned at josejamesmusic.com for updates! In the meantime, I’m showcasing new material in my live shows and will start touring worldwide.

GS: What can folks look forward to at this show?

JJ: I got Taylor McFerrin with me – he’s so amazing. Emily King special guest, and a fantastic band: Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, Andy Hunter trombone, Samora Pinderhughes keys, Ben Williams bass, and Nate Smith on drums. We keep it funky and real soulful!

GS: Any other special news you’re able to share with Giant Step fans?

JJ: Look out for remixes and vinyl – this is the album you’ve been waiting for.

Event Details
José James with Special Guests, plus Taylor McFerrin

Friday, May 11, 2012
Doors 7pm

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
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This Friday: Giant Step Presents José James with Special Guests, plus Taylor McFerrin and Ticket Contest

We are very proud to have Brooklyn-based vocalist Jose James perform this coming Friday, May 11th at Le Poisson Rouge. Joined by special guests, Jose will showcase new material from his forthcoming album, No Beginning, No End. Also, don’t miss Taylor McFerrin, whose debut full-length, Early Riser, is due out on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label this Fall.

Advance tickets are still available and you can enter our contest here.

Doors open at 7 PM

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