Nile Rodgers, #Offline Guest of Honor | Celebrate His Legacy: Chic – “Everybody Dance” + Join Us @ Output, NYC – Sep 25

 

For the upcoming September 25 installment of our weekly #Offline party with Q-Tip at Output, we have the extreme pleasure of welcoming legendary musician, producer, guitarist, and songwriter Nile Rodgers as our guest of honor. To celebrate, we’re taking it back to some of our favorite Nile Rodgers tracks in the days leading up to the party. Today, we’ve got “Everybody Dance” by Chic, Nile’s band that launched in the 1970s. Enjoy above!

September 25′s #Offline will also be featuring the venerable DJ Spinna as our guest on the turntables. Do not miss this night, folks!

About #Offline
Presented by Giant Step and featuring Grammy award-winning music icon Q-Tip as the resident DJ, #Offline is your chance to unplug, unwind, and get down with some undeniable tunes. Treat yourself to the very best in modern and classic music and come enjoy a night that’s previously been attended by Dave Chappelle, Estelle, Sanford Biggers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Large Professor, and James Poyser, amongst other notable greats!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip
Special Guest of Honor Nile Rodgers
& DJ Spinna as Guest DJ

Wednesday, September 25
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $15 (advance)
Purchase tickets

Output
74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

#Offline party flyer after the jump

NYC: ‘Offline’ with Q-Tip @ Panther Room – July 24

 

Our now weekly Offline party presented by Q-Tip and powered by Giant Step continues next week at Panther Room!

The first night was a brilliant success with a packed house, including guests like DJ Spinna, Ali Shaheed, Large Professor, and James Poyser in attendance. Better believe that everyone got down, too!

Tickets are on sale now for next week at Panther Room with DJ Kamala opening, and did we mention – a rooftop?!

Event Details
Q-Tip Presents Offline
A Weekly Party Powered By Giant Step

Wednesday, July 24
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door
Purchase tickets

There will be a strict door policy. No single guys will be admitted unless there are ladies in your group.

Dress To Impress.

Panther Room
74 Wythe St
Brooklyn NY

New Release: Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Tawk Tomahawk’ + US Tour Dates

 

Hiatus Kaiyote is the sound of serendipity. On their debut album Tawk Tomahawk, the band strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms.

Singer songwriter Nai Palm was the gravitational force that crystallized the vision for Hiatus Kaiyote’s brand of future soul, and this influence is evident on the track “Nakamarra,” which references the majestic red earth that Nai Palm roamed as a child. “Lace Skull” explores what it is to be vulnerable. “To have courage to share is a powerful thing,” says Palm, and “that song lyrically was about the celebration of showing flaws and inner most vulnerability.” Q-Tip lends his voice for a collaborative verse on the track that is featured exclusively on the re-released album.

Stream the full album | Buy from Amazon | iTunes

Catch Hiatus Kaiyote at Giant Step’s SummerStage show in Central Park on August 11th, or at one of their upcoming US dates

NYC: ‘Offline’ with Q-Tip @ Output – July 17

 

The famed Offline party presented by Q-Tip and powered by Giant Step kicks off as what is now a weekly on July 17! Brooklyn’s Output, hailed by Rolling Stone as a Best New Club in America, will be the new residence and we couldn’t be more excited!

This party isn’t your average shindig, either. Q-Tip shares, “The concept of Offline is a party that brings all elements of New York club culture together with great music, diverse people and no bottle service.”

Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein adds, “This is the first weekly we have done since the original Giant Step parties over a decade ago, and only Q-Tip could have persuaded me to do it. I’m really excited to see it grow and flourish.”

Pretty epic, if we say so ourselves!

Event Details
Q-Tip Presents Offline
A Weekly Party Powered By Giant Step

Wednesday, July 17
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door
Purchase tickets

Output
74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

New Track: Hiatus Kaiyote – “Nakamarra” ft. Q-Tip

 

Pretty exciting news that the much loved Hiatus Kaiyote will be re-releasing their Tawk Tomahawk debut on July 16 with Sony. To go along with the release is a new version of “Nakamarra” featuring none other than Q-Tip, who simply compounds the flavor on one of our favorite Hiatus songs.

Hear the track on Noisey.

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