Q-Tip Talks Beats, Rhymes, and Life with RBMA + ‘Offline’ Tonight in NYC


Red Bull Music Academy has dropped a video of an in-depth Q-Tip lecture from their recent NYC stint. In the 2-hour discussion, the hip hop legend lends some commentary on his process and lets us in on some very interesting stories with his peers. Dropping knowledge!

Tonight, NYC can party with the man himself at the return of our Offline party at Stage 48. Details below!

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

Thursday, June 6th

Tickets: $20
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Stage 48
605 W. 48th St.
New York, NY

Video: Colm K – The Love EP + Free MP3

The Cork Ireland-based producer and RBMA graduate Colm K drops his new EP ‘The Love’ today on Bastard Jazz Recordings, flush with vinyl-primed bassy instrumental productions that run the gamut from Floating Points-esque dancefloor explorations to Dilla-inspired neck-breakers. The EP comes paired with a sensual video from Practice & Theory designer Donal Thorton (known for Onra’s Long Distance cover) who also created the other-worldly cover art for this 12-inch release.

Check out the full set below and be sure to grab the free download of “The Attic” featuring collaborator and keyboard wizard Walshy.

NYC: RBMA ‘Culture Clash’ @ Roseland Ballroom – May 9


It’s going down tomorrow night at the Roseland Ballroom! The seemingly unstoppable Red Bull Music Academy is keeping up the month’s momentum with yet another dose of their incomparable programming; The May 9 Culture Clash event (originally launched in London in 2010) will feature heavyweights spanning genres and generations to bring guests the ultimate live music battle with mashups sure to induce the ill screw-face.

Performing are Federation Sound, Trouble & Bass, Just Blaze & Young Guru, as well as Que Bajo?! Sound system culture is the unifying force, but there will only be one winner. Prepare for these guys to fully bring it, as contestants have been known to bring in secret weapons (aka special guests) not to be missed. The evening will be hosted by none other than the venerable Miss Info.

Event Details
Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash
May 9, 2013

Tickets: $10 (All Ages)
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Roseland Ballroom
239 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

NYC: Red Bull Music Academy Events – May 2-31


All month long, the Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting events in New York City to celebrate their 2013 cohort in our beloved city. Folks can find a full listing on the RBMA website.

We’ve handpicked a selection of events for you, including a 3 hour DJ set with Louie Vega and Kenny Dope on May 3 and Flying Lotus shows on May 5 and May 6. Dig in to more details below.

Giant Step Recommended RBMA Events
5/3: Masters At Work [event details]
5/5 & 5/6: Flying Lotus [event details]
5/9: Culture Clash [event details]
5/23: United States of Bass [event details]
5/30: Pass The Gates: NYC In Dub [event details]