New Release: NEXT Collective – ‘Cover Art’

NEXT Collective today releases an incredible collection of covers with their CoverArt album. This collective of brilliant young jazz musicians came together with an aim to remake some popular music favorites, including the work of Little Dragon, Jay Z and Kanye West, D’Angelo, N.E.R.D, Stereolab, Drake, Meshell Ndegeocello, and on. It’s a real treat. Hear their cover of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church In The Wild” below.

For those in the NYC area, do not miss the opportunity to watch these guys at work tonight during their album release show! More details are below. Others can watch the live stream of the release show after the jump or on the live stream site.

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Event Details
NEXT Collective Album Release Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Doors 10pm / show 10:30pm

Featuring
Logan Richardson: saxophone
Walter Smith III: saxophone
Matthew Stevens: guitar
Gerald Clayton: keyboards
Ben Williams: bass
Jamire Williams: drums
and special guest Christian Scott: trumpet

DJ Set from Rich Medina

Tickets: $15 advance / $18 doors
Purchase tickets

Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

Purchase Cover Art on iTunes | Amazon

Live stream of release show tonight after the jump

New Release: Mark de Clive-Lowe – ‘NEXT Collective: The Mixtape’

 

Always the tastemaker extraordinaire, Mark de Clive-Lowe, presents us with a preview of an awesome project some great young jazz musicians have embarked on. NEXT Collective: The Mixtape introduces us to NEXT Collective and their upcoming album set to cover some of their favorite artists and ‘reinterpret them from a jazz perspective.’ Covered artists include Little Dragon, Jay Z and Kanye West, D’Angelo, N.E.R.D, Stereolab, Drake, Meshell Ndegeocello, and on.

Members of NEXT Collective include Logan Richardson (sax), Walter Smith III (sax), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Gerald Clayton (keys), Kris Bowers (keys), Ben Williams (bass), Jamire Williams (drums) and guest trumpeter Christian Scott.

Absolutely love it when worlds collide like this. Stream and download below!

Mark de Clive-Lowe presents NEXT Collective: The Mixtape [Download on Sendspace]

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Top Rated Projects by the Giant Step Community

Every year, we measure the projects we worked on throughout the past 12 months using a meticulous ratings system based on funk levels, dancing reactivity, clicks per engagement, dollars forked over, random tallies, and the rest is sealed in confidential documents protected by the US government.

This year Sade, Erykah and John Legend with The Roots are just a few of the artists rated as one of our top ten 2010 releases. Congrats to them! And us!

11. Four Tet - There Is Love In You


10. N.E.R.D. –
Nothing



9. Eliza Doolittle - s/t


8. Mark Ronson & The Business IntlRecord Collection


7. Sia
We Are Born


6. RobynBody Talk Part 1


5. Various Artists - 16 F#cking Years of G-Stone Recordings


4. John Legend & The RootsWake Up!


3. Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh


2. Sade -
Soldier of Love

1. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid

SVEDKA & Giant Step Present N*E*R*D Listening Party: Boston – October 6th

SVEDKA Vodka and Giant Step invite you to an exclusive opportunity to hear the sounds of NothingN*E*R*D‘s upcoming 4th album, which will be out everywhere on November 2nd. Join us on Wednesday, October 6th, at the beautiful Woodward at Ames in Boston to get a first listen to this highly anticipated project by the band that helped redefine the rules of pop over the last decade. Expect some surprise guests!

Stream a track from the new album on Pitchfork: “Hypnotize U” (produced by Daft Punk)

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