Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.

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Giant Step returns to Littlefield on Friday, April 30 with our good friends Turntables On The Hudson. Expect a wide-range of funk sounds, from house and Latin to Afrobeat and reggae, with Nickodemus behind the decks and live percussion by Nappy G & Amon. Save some cash and get your tickets in advance, with your choice of Turntables On The Hudson – 10 Year Anniversary 2xCD or Nickodemus’ Sun People Remixed CD.

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14th Annual Sunset Soiree at WMC – Miami Beach

Thousands of people from around the world will flock to Miami Beach for the annual Winter Music Conference, and we are some of those people. Celebrating our 14th year at the conference, we, along with help from our friends at Levi’s and Windows 7, bring our annual Sunset Soiree to the Delano for exclusive performances both poolside and in The Florida Room. Revelers can expect a line up that includes the likes of Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Estelle, Alex Barck and many more. As always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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Nickodemus’ Sun People Remixed

sunpplremixedNickodemus unleashed his sophomore album, Sun People, earlier this year, inspired by the big fireball in the sky & some wonderful people, with uplifting dance music from all parts of the world. Now the remixes have arrived on the full-length Sun People Remixed CD.

Earthrise Soundsystem add tribal flavor to the track “Sun Children,” while Tal Klein blesses “N’Dini” with a groovy rework. Trip-hop veteran J Boogie puts an electro twist on “Didibina” and Swedish producer Red Astaire funks up “Sun Children” with rubbery basslines, hand-claps, wah-wah guitar, and cowbell to spare.  Get it now!

Preview the remix album after the jump and get a free download of the Kush Arora remix of “2 Sips & Magic”. [Read more...]

Nickodemus Celebrates Sun People With Release Parties

2346Nickodemus of NYC’s Turntables On The Hudson is throwing a couple shindigs for his new album, Sun People, out today on D.C.’s ESL Music.

The first show is tonight at an undisclosed outdoor location with DJ Nickodemus + special live guests from the album. The party is free with RSVP to sunpeople@nickodemus.com, and you will receive full details by email. 8PM to 12:30AM.

This Friday, ZEB & Mamma Digdown Brassband join in the fun at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City.  It’s ZEB’s birthday and the rest of the Turntables crew Mariano + Nappy G & Christian Rogers accompany in this double celebration that’s sure to be a night of super heavy Brassband funk.

Stream and download “2 Sips & Magic” from Sun People