NextAid’s World AIDS Day Campaign (WAD2010)

NextAid, a leading nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa, has announced its fourth annual World AIDS Day Campaign (WAD2010).

Beginning November 27, 2010, WAD2010 will kick off a multi-date campaign in cities across the world to raise funds and awareness for AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa. Current cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Cape Town, Detroit, Vancouver, and many more. Top dance music artists including Frankie Knuckles, Rocky Dawuni, Mark Farina, Osunlade, Stacey Pullen, Marques Wyatt, Ultra Nate’, Swayzak, and others are all participating in this year’s events. Information about NextAid and the WAD2010 events and related activities can be found at www.nextaid.org/wad2010.

Gilles Peterson in Brooklyn Tonight

Tonight at Littlefield, Gilles Peterson will be making his Brooklyn debut, with special guest DJ Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic). If you already bought your ticket, good job, you’re ahead of the game. If you haven’t, then make sure you arrive early to ensure you get a ticket at the door. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at the door beginning at 10 p.m. In either case make sure you come ready to give that musical itch a good scratch.

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Littlefield
622 Degraw St.
Brookly, NY 11217

Doors:  10pm
Tickets: $20
Age:  21+ w/ID

Ryan Leslie with Melanie Fiona at the Nokia Theatre, NYC

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Multi-talented producer, star-maker, and artist Ryan Leslie will be performing at the Nokia Theatre on Friday, November 6th with Melanie Fiona and other special guests. Check out the new video for his single “You’re Not My Girl”.

Buy Tickets / Nokia Theatre
Doors: 8:00pm  
Show: 9:00pm

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Zap Mama Exclusive New Single & Ticket Giveaway

zapmamaZap Mama will be playing several shows next week in support of her album ReCreation, as well as her new single “Chill Out,” which will be released on Nov 3rd. Giant Step is offering free tickets to her show in New York & Boston. Enter to win after the jump.

A remix EP will be released November 17th.

Here’s a sneak-peak, exclusive advanced stream of the new single:

Zap Mama – “Chill Out” Extended Version

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Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock To Spin At Hudson 4/20

pete_rock-1Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel welcomes back hip hop legend Pete Rock on Monday, April 20. In the 2008 series, the classic New York producer and DJ tore it up, lining the dance floor with jam after jam.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Free with RSVP.