NYC: Reminder – Tonight, FaltyDL at Le Bain

A quick reminder for tonight: We look forward to seeing you for an incredible set of New York-based FaltyDL (Ninja Tune).

Bring your friends as the event is free with RSVP.

DJ DRM from the longtime Brooklyn label Bastard Jazz Recordings will handle opening and closing duties.

With a hot day like today in New York, there is no better location than Le Bain for enjoying some great music, fresh air, and the impressive view from the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel.

Giant Step Presents FaltyDL
Plus DJ DRM
Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St. New York, NY

8PM
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Archives: Nickodemus – ‘Giant Step Mixtape, Vol. 2′ (1997) + MP3

 

It’s always nice to stumble across something from the archives around these parts. Our pal Nickodemus recently converted this 1997 Giant Step mixtape cassette to digital and made it a free download. And above is a flyer from one of our hotel parties with Nickodemus in 1996!

Here’s what he had to say about the mix:

After almost 2 years DJ’ing at Giant Step parties, we were moving & grooving in all directions. Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, House, Abstract beats were all flowing in & out of the latin, funk, jazz & breaks. At the time, Maurice & Jonathan (Giant Step) handed me the 4 or 5 pack vinyl white labels of the long awaited Nuyorican Soul album. Ninja Tune, MoWax, Pussyfoot, Creative Source, Pork & many more were turning out some bugged out new sounds. Stateside, Hip Hop was bubbling on the underground as indie labels were popping up all over the place. We waited every week for new shipments of vinyl! Here’s my usual cosmic mix of Sun, Moon, Earth, Space… Stay tuned for NEW MIXES… coming soon!! Spring brings fresh new flowers!!! #MixTapeDiaries

Video: Bonobo – “Cirrus” + New Album ‘The North Borders’ & Tour in April

 

Oh, man. Bonobo is back and has got our britches in a bunch with anticipation now. Today he released a new video for “Cirrus,” the first single off his upcoming album, The North Borders. The ambient tune continues on the same theme of his previous music – fantastical, atmospheric, jungly, tribal electronic music with a soulful flourish. The video is a quirky semi-animation with a circa 1940s flair.

The North Borders is out April 1. A tour will kick off on April 10 and span several US cities – catch those after the jump.

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Tour dates after the jump

Label Love Vol 2: Free Album from Plug Research, Tru Thoughts, Ubiquity & More

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. These labels have earned reputations that are basically untouchable in their respective indie music worlds. After all the consistently great music they’ve released, we can just trust them to give us something good:

Tracklist after the jump.

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