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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Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, TK Wonder, and Vikter Duplaix Bring the Magic to SummerStage

If you missed our annual SummerStage show this past Saturday or just want to relive it with us, check out what the digerati caught after the jump. Stay tuned for gorgeous pics, shot by our photographer, and thanks to everyone who came out to support and make it another memorable, jam-packed, at-capacity, sweaty and sexy SummerStage!

“It’s great to see a master at the top of his game and with a back catalogue as rich and deep as Raphael Saadiq’s, Giant Step struck gold with their SummerStage headline act yesterday… Saadiq’s standing as one of America’s best performers is secure.” -Shook Magazine

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Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: Raphael Saadiq Covers The Spinners + MP3

Levi’s Pioneer Sessions keeps rolling out more recreations of classic hits, this time with Giant Step favorite Raphael Saadiq covering “It’s a Shame” by The Spinners, the legendary Detroit ensemble. When Tony! Toni! Toné!’s Raphael Saadiq went solo, his goal was to modernize R&B without cutting ties with its past, creating complex tunes that honored Motown while addressing issues of the day. You can get your copy of Raphael’s cover of “It’s a Shame” here.

Don’t forget about our Central Park SummerStage show on July 17th, where Raphael Saadiq will be performing along with Aloe Blacc and special guests!

And while you’re at it, check out behind-the-scenes footage of Raphael talking about his recreation of “It’s a Shame” below.