Lanu – Exclusive Giant Step Mix “Shoe-gazing at the Stars” + MP3

Lanu aka Lance Ferguson, the guitarist/producer and creative force behind The Bamboos, has a new album for pre-release on iTunes this week. Her 12 Faces features “Roosevelt Blues” (free Soundcloud download below) and “Beautiful Trash” [YouTube] with the amazing Australian vocalist Megan Washington, who is winning awards and topping charts on the other side of the world.

Lanu – Roosevelt Blues feat. Megan Washington by Tru Thoughts

Shoe-gazing at the Stars Mix [MP3]
Just for Giant Step, Lanu presents this 45 minute mix containing tracks that have influenced and inspired his music, plus a selection of Lanu re-edits, remixes and previously un-released/exclusive material! Enjoy.


J Rocc – Some Cold Rock Stuf, “Stay Fresh” Video + “Play This Too” MP3

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J Rocc (of The Beat Junkies fame and Stones Throw family) is dropping hot mixes all over, which is nothing new, but now it’s all about his new album Some Cold Rock Stuf. Above is a great video for “Stay Fresh,” shot by Mayer Hawthorne on his iPhone and edited on the flight back to LA. (budget? what’s a budget?) Below, grab another track from the album for download, “Play This Too” and check out J Rocc’s special with Benji B on BBC’s Radio1.

And if you’re the kinda fan that loves rare merch, check here to get even more J Rocc goodies, including ‘mystery discs’ and posters of the artwork by Jeff Jank, the artist responsible for the indie hip-hop label’s distinctive look.

Buy Some Cold Rock Stuf on iTunes | Amazon | ST Store (Vinyl)

J Rocc – Play This Too by stonesthrow

Exploring Future Beats: J Rocc previews Some Cold Rock Stuf on BBC Radio 1 by stonesthrow

Timothy Bloom Video – “Til The End of Time”

Check out this almost-NSFW video for “Til the End of Time,” from Timothy Bloom‘s recent EP The Budding Rose. And listen to some more samples from his Soundcloud account below.

Timothy Bloom Official Site | Facebook | Twitter

The Budding Rose EP on iTunes | Amazon

Timothy Bloom The Budding Rose EP by Interscope Records

Larry Coryell Releases New Album With The Wide Hive Players

Larry Coryell With the Wide Hive Players comes out today and we have a new streaming track from the album on Soundcloud: “Honey Dijon.” On the new album, Larry Coryell aka ‘Godfather of Fusion,’ joins forces with The Wide Hive Players for these 13 electrifying new tracks.  Well-known for his driving tone and intricate flurries; Coryell delivers amazing and intense performances over solid, expansive grooves established by The Wide Hive Players. The Players, now consisting of the enormously talented rhythm section of bassist Matt Montgomery (Calvin Keys and Variable Unit) and Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born’s drummer), horn players Mike Rinta (Sly Stone, Santana), Doug Rowan (Jazz Mafia) and Pianist Adam Shulman, all contribute to create a cohesive alive sound, reminiscent of Coryell’s popular 1972-1974 era. Primarily jazz-funk, the album also glows with overtones of soul, blues, and has a definitive rock undercurrent. The record is timeless and current; reflective of past craftsmanship while remaining progressive and original.

More Info & Tracklisting

Purchase Larry Coryell With the Wide Hive Players on iTunes | Amazon

Larry Coryell With the Wide Hive Players – Honey Dijon by Giant Step NYC

The Knux Video – “She’s So Up”

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Check out The Knux perform “She’s So Up” live.  Following 2008′s Remind Me In 3 Days, the duo relocated from New Orleans to LA and ended up recording with Interscope.  This comes off the new album, yet to be titled. We hope coming very soon.

“She’s So Up” on iTunes | Amazon