K&D Return to NYC, October 12 – Early Bird Presale Tix Now

Kruder & Dorfmeister at the Nokia Theatre on 10/12/10

On Tuesday, October 12th at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Kruder & Dorfmeister will return for their first NYC show in 9 years. The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session will feature MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T- Weed with visuals by Fritz Fitzke. Limited Presale tickets are available as of today for a discount price of $35. Use Early Bird Presale password “Kruder”. Once discounted presale tickets have sold-out you can use Giant Step Presale password “KANDD” to get your presale regular priced ticket.

Tickets go on-sale at 12pm on Friday, July 16th.

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Exclusive Video: Alex Cuba performs “Directo”

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba recently stopped by Giant Step’s headquarters to treat us to an acoustic rendition of “Directo,” and you can check out the exclusive video above. The track is from Alex Cuba’s self-titled album, released through his very own Caracol Records.

Many thanks to Jan Ascanio and Jordan Pool of The AMP Team Inc. for the video production!

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Steve Madden Music and Giant Step Present Nikki & Rich at Ramscale Penthouse – June 29

Nikki & Rich at Ramscale Penthouse 6/29

We’re back with another Steve Madden music event on Tuesday, June 29th from 7pm to 10pm. We will be holding the festivities at the beautiful Ramscale Penthouse, with a very special performance by Nikki & Rich showcasing songs from their upcoming debut album. Guest DJ will be, our friend, the illustrious DJ Moni. Complimentary cocktails will be provided by SVEDKA Vodka, and because we love you, entrance is free, but strictly RSVP only. So come early to avoid the lines and enjoy the music.

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José James on “Lush Life”

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“Lush Life,” the jazz standard written by Billy Strayhorn and famously recorded by Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane is an iconic song for most jazz fans. In this video, the new vocal sensation José James discusses the importance of the song, from its original conception (by Billy Strayhorn in his teens) to its forward-moving musical nature.

After the explanation by James, treat yourself to his sublime version of “Lush Life,” performed live with Belgian pianist Jef Neve. The song comes from their album on Impulse!, For All We Know, available in stores now.

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Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.