Peter Kruder Joins Q-Tip for #Offline This Week @ Output – October 2



This week, we have another special edition of #Offline with “one party in two rooms!” As always, Q-Tip will be holding it down in the main room, spinning only the best, and keeping you on your toes. We also have some great special guests joining us that you won’t want to miss!

In the Panther Room, we have the pleasure of welcoming Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister), Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson) and Wiseacre (theLIFT – LA, the303 – NYC). Rocking the main room and opening for Q-Tip will be the lovely Natasha Diggs of the Mobile Mondays crew.

Last week’s #Offline was one for the history books! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to pay homage to legendary musician, producer, guitarist, and songwriter Nile Rodgers as our guest of honor. It was truly unforgettable. To boot, we had the great DJ Spinna as our guest DJ and were graced with visits from Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Afrika Baby Bam, and Michael K Williams.

Join us tomorrow at Output and help us continue a tradition in the making!

About #Offline
Presented by Giant Step and featuring Grammy award-winning music icon Q-Tip as the resident DJ, #Offline is your chance to unplug, unwind, and get down with some undeniable tunes. Treat yourself to the very best in modern and classic music and come enjoy a night that’s previously been attended by Dave Chappelle, Estelle, Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind and Fire), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Large Professor, and James Poyser, amongst other notable greats!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip
Special Guest of Honor Nile Rodgers
& DJ Spinna as Guest DJ

Wednesday, October 2
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $10 (advance)
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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

This Week’s #Offline Was One for the Books!



Yesterday’s edition of #Offline was one for the history books, we had the pleasure of honoring the music and legacy of legendary musician, producer, guitarist, and songwriter Nile Rodgers. Hearing the music was monumental but having him there was unbelievable. Q-Tip & DJ Spinna went back to back playing their favorite tracks from Nile’s extensive library of hits plus artists that have sampled his music. Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire also dropped by as did Afrika Baby Bam, and Michael K Williams.

Here you can watch a quick video of the awesome scene last night! Watch the video.

Photographed above are Nile and Spinna enjoying the night; After the jump find a couple more photos from the night!

More photos after the jump

Video: ‘They Die By Dawn’ (Movie Trailer) ft. Erykah Badu


Our boo Erykah Badu is in a new black cowboy flick called They Die By Dawn. The cast is quite drool-worthy, also including Michael K. Williams (“Omar” from The Wire), Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy). Written and directed by none other than Jeymes Samuel, this ought to be a real treat and have a killer soundtrack.

Video: The Souljazz Orchestra – “Conquering Lion”


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Chances are that if you’re named The Souljazz Orchestra, you probably make music that sounds freakin’ awesome. Happily, we are so correct. The above is the first video from the group’s recent album release, Solidarity. This live rendition of “Conquering Lion” was filmed at Mercury Lounge in Ottawa (the band’s home turf) and fits squarely in line with the song’s beastly title – owning.

Shake that hip one time.

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