Miami: ‘Elements Of Life – Eclipse’ Release Party – March 19 @ PAX

 

March 19 will see the release of Elements Of Life – Eclipse, a 2-disc live orchestral album by Louie Vega. The historic Fania Records will be hosting a release party in Miami on the same night, which will feature a performance with the complete Elements of Life band as well as DJ sets from Louie Vega and Joe Claussell. Definitely not a night to miss!

Event Details
Elements of Life – Eclipse Release Party
Tuesday, March 19
8PM-3AM
Free with RSVP

PAX: Performing Arts Exchange
337 S.W. 8 St.
Miami, FL

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Remembering The Florida Room As It Closes Its Doors

 

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This week, a very special venue in the hearts of many (including ours) closed its doors for good. The Florida Room in the basement of Delano Hotel in South Beach Florida was a Lenny Kravitz designed venue with the feel of a classic old school night club.

Within its first year of opening, Giant Step starting doing events at The Florida Room and the list became pretty impressive. Many of our events were Miami debuts featuring great artists such as Jose James, Janelle Monae, Melanie Fiona, and Jazmine Sullivan, to name a few.

Watch the video of Questlove and Gilles Peterson at WMC 2010 as Quest toasts Gilles for being one to go down in history – quite timely to share given yesterday’s news.

After the jump, also find videos from De La Soul, The Roots, and Janelle Monae, all doing their thing at a venue that will be greatly missed.

Here’s a partial list of some of our great nights:

June 2008 – Janelle Monae (Miami Debut)
Sept 2008 – Jazmine Sullivan (Miami Debut)
Oct 2008 – Nikka Costa
NYE 2008 – The Roots and Janelle Monae
Jan 2009 – The Florida Room 1st anniversary with De La Soul
WMC 2009 – Pete Rock, Benji B, Wale, Questlove, Melanie Fiona, Taylor McFerrin
NYE 2009 – Common
WMC 2010 – Gilles Peterson and Questlove

So to all our friends in Miami and of course the great staff of this special venue that had the best cocktails in the world – we salute you and all the good times.

More videos from The Florida Room after the jump

Raphael Saadiq Listening Sessions – Miami (5/6) + SF (5/7)

If you are in Miami or San Francisco this weekend, don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive first listen to Raphael Saadiq‘s latest album, Stone Rollin’, out everywhere on May 10th.

Tonight, May 6th, the party will kick off at The Florida Room at Delano in Miami at 10pm. On Saturday, May 7th, we take over SOM. in San Francisco for one hour only starting at 9pm. Entrance to both events is free with RSVP.

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TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D Listening Session – Tonight

SVEDKA Vodka and Giant Step present TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D listening session, taking place tonight at the Sunset Lounge at Mondrian in Miami, FL. Featuring 15 remixes of the TRON: LEGACY soundtrack – originally scored by Daft Punk – by Moby, Glitch Mob, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, Kaskade, and many more. Entrance is free but strictly RSVP, so hurry and sign up before the list is closed.

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NeuWave Renegades, Giant Step & Aquabooty present Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, The Martinez Brothers and more – March 25

On Friday, March 25th, Grammy nominated house music impresario Dennis Ferrer brings his annual Objektivity event back to Miami for Ultra Week. With an all-star cast and a new project – under the moniker NeuWave Renegades – Ferrer alongside a rotation of friends who represent something of the spirit of US house music take over Miami’s Grand Central with a two room extravaganza like no other, with Kerri Chandler, The Martinez Brothers, Karizma, Kyle Hall, DJ Qu and so many others. As a special offer to our community, Giant Step is offering advance tickets at an exclusive discount rate, so make sure you get your ticket today because you know this event is going to sell out.

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