Journey with Giant Step & DJ Spinna

journey221Giant Step and DJ Spinna collaborate to present the second event in the new weekly series, Journey, at Santos Party House. A soulful musical ride, Spinna plays soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, dance classics and more. Expect the unexpected!

Santos Party House
$10 at the door. $5 reduced admission with RSVP.
21+ w/ID
10 PM – 4 AM

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Red Bull Music Academy NYC Sub-Session, Friday 7/24

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Tomorrow, July 24th, The Red Bull Music Academy is hosting a “drink-and-discuss” round table with DJ Harvey, Gary Stewart, 88 Keys, and VERY SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS. The last time they said “very special secret guest”, they meant Lee Scratch Perry. So trust us, this is going to be good.

The event is free if you fill out an application for the Red Bull Music Academy in London.

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Giant Step Announces SummerStage 2009 Lineup

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We are delighted to announce our 2009 SummerStage event on Saturday, July 18th. Giant Step’s annual concert is a highlight in our calendar, where previously we have been honored to present the likes of Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monáe and Gilles Peterson.

This year promises to be really special. We have the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden’s Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.

Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step’s vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.

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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.