Win Two Passes to see Questlove in Miami – 3/12

On Saturday, March 12th, Giant Step heads south to the sunny beaches of Miami, FL for an exclusive Winter Music Conference DJ set at The Florida Room at Delano by Questlove with MC Yameen Allworld. We knew this party would be hot from the jump, but we didn’t know quite how hot it would be until we checked our lists this morning and realized – WE ARE SOLD OUT! yes folks, the RSVP list is now closed.

For those of you who did not RSVP yet, don’t fret – 2 lucky winners still have a chance to get a spot on the list. Just answer this very easy question and enter for your chance to win. For those of you who already RSVPed…well done. Please arrive early as space is very limited and admittance is granted on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

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Fela Power Show Vinyl Box Set, Curated by Questlove + Contest

A few weeks ago we announced the release of a comprehensive box set of Fela Kuti recordings, hinting at upcoming vinyl on Knitting Factory Records. Now the time is here: vinyl box sets are available stocked with the same recordings as the digital Power Show Batch, albums carefully selected by Questlove of The Roots, plus a ton of extras. Those include restored vintage vinyl label artwork, a 12-page color booklet with liner notes by Questlove, album descriptions by British music journalist Chris May and a recreation of the 1986 concert poster from Austin, TX.

If you haven’t already, get your Fela on with The Power Show Batch. Get it in physical or digital format on Fela.net.

Enter our contest to WIN the vinyl boxset from Knitting Factory & Giant Step.

Announcing: Questlove & MC Yameen Allworld at WMC – March 12

This being our 15th year at Winter Music Conference, and our third with this man, we know that no one does it quite like Questlove. Giant Step is very excited to announce an exclusive one night appearance at WMC with DJ Questlove and MC Yameen Allworld on Saturday, March 12th, at The Florida Room at Delano in Miami. Entrance is free but strictly rsvp only and you must be 21+ w/ID.

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Event Recap: The Village Voice on The Annual MLK Tribute with Questlove & MC Yameen Allworld

Big thanks to Puja at The Village Voice for covering our Annual MLK event, DJed this year by Questlove and MC Yameen Allworld.

Party anthems and silly humor aside, at its best, the night made us remember exactly what we were celebrating. The most touching moment for us came at the onset of Aly-Us’ house anthem “Follow Me”: Basked in flecks of gold light from the disco balls above, the entire club sang along to a chorus of “Why don’t you follow me/To a place where we can be free,” prompting even those headed for the door to linger. “Can we stay through the end of this song?” we heard the girl next to us ask her friend. “I feel like we need to be here for this.”

Read the full review here.

Giant Step 2010 Event Highlights: Photo & Video Recap

We had some unforgettable events this year, thanks to some incredible artists. Here’s a few of our favorites from the year with video and photo recaps. What was your favorite show this year? (Much more after the jump…)

+ Gilles Peterson and Questlove double bill 10 hour DJ set at The Florida Room during WMC
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+ Erykah Badu‘s secret show at Good Units at Hudson


+ Janelle Monáe‘s The ArchAndroid album release show at Highline Ballroom


+ Raphael Saadiq at Central Park Summerstage


+ Robyn‘s performance at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles
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+ Aloe Blacc at Art Basel

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