Video: Lakecia Benjamin – “Jump And Shout”

 

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Charismatic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin recently released a video for her upcoming solo album, Retox. The funky soul tune is called “Jump And Shout” and features Lakedcia partying all around the city with her pals.

The young musician has played with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots and Macy Gray, and is more than ready to leave her mark as a one woman powerhouse.

Playing composer, producer, and saxophonist on her new album, Lakecia is really showing her range with this project. “This album is really a fruition of years of songwriting as much as it is a showcase for my sax playing and horn arrangements,” she says.

Retox drops June 12.

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Giant Step Vault: State of Independents – Giant Step from 2001

This was part of a British documentary on independent dance labels. It features an in depth interview with Giant Step CEO Maurice Bernstein, talking about how the company evolved from club promoters into a full service independent dance label. This was also the peak of indie labels, it makes us want to reignite Giant Step Records again. The piece also features rare footage of Giant Step club at Shine in 2001.