New Release: J. Rocc – ‘The Best of Quantic Mix’


A few weeks ago, the prolific Quantic released The Best of Quantic, an album highlighting his stunning range of work over the past ten years and twelve albums.

To help celebrate, J. Rocc just released a free project called The Best of Quantic Mix, boasting the masterful palette of electronic, jazz, dub, hip-hop, cubmia, and world soul that Quantic so effortlessly fuses together.

Also catch the previously unreleased “Pop and Hiss” on the LA Times blog, which features the illustrious Alice Russell and is exclusively available on the new Quantic compilation.

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New Release: Owiny Sigoma Band – ‘Tafsiri Sound’


Tafsiri Sound features remixes of three tracks from Owiny Sigoma Band’s self titled album that dropped this April. “Tafsiri” is the Swahili word for translation and interpretation in the linguistic and lyrical sense. As such, Quantic, Jesse Hackett, and Hello Skinny take us to new realms with their personal takes on “Doyoi Nyajo Nam,” “Margaret Okudo,” and “Owegi Owandho,” respectively.

Stream the sampler below and take a listen!

Owiny Sigoma Band – Tafsiri Sound 12″ by Brownswood

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Quantic to Release ‘Best of Quantic’ + MP3


Quantic is that dude. In celebration of his upcoming release, The Best Of Quantic, he’s offering a free download of his “Transatlantic” single. The project will highlight the artist’s incredibly impressive range of works since his signing with Tru Thoughts a decade ago as well as three exclusive new tracks! The Best of Quantic will release September 13th in the US.

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Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival Wraps in Sète


This past Sunday, Gilles Peterson finished off his crazy amazing 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France with some very happy fans.

Giant Step fan, Riki Drori wrote us some words while at the festival: “Greetings from the best kept secret in the world of music – the Worldwide Festival in Sète at the South of France. Kudos to Gilles Peterson for making it happen again! And thanks to Giant Step for always bringing us the best, most updated music. This is our second year at the Worldwide Festival and it is really a dilemma to write about it online; On one hand you want to give credit to Gilles and his team for making one of the best music festivals, and on the other hand, you want to keep it a secret – because one of the coolest things about this festival is the people that come to it.”

Check out some photos from this year’s festivities on Flickr.

The caliber of talent was a little out of control: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake.

We are anxiously awaiting next year. Yes, already.

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Sète: Gilles Peterson’s 2011 Worldwide Festival – July 6-10


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Yesterday, our good friend Gilles Peterson kicked off his 2011 Worldwide Festival in Sète, France. The annual festival (July 6-10) boasts an impressive slew of talent only mister Peterson could manage to put together. Just some of the highlights: Raphael Saadiq, Flying Lotus, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie, Cut Chemist, Lefto, Simbad, Benji B, Dam Funk, Quantic, Owiny Sigoma Band, and James Blake. Seriously, guys? It might be time to book your ticket to France right now.

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