Interview: Rich Medina Checks In Before Feb 24 DJ Set at Le Bain

 

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Party people! Join us this coming Monday, February 24 for a beautiful night with Rich Medina spinning tunes at Le Bain in NYC. Leading up to the night, we have our maestro bringing us up to speed on his favorite artists of the moment, what makes a great party, and other exciting morsels. Enjoy!

Event Details
Rich Medina DJ Set at Le Bain
Monday, February 24
8PM

Free with RSVP

Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

Giant Step: You’ve played at Le Bain a couple times for us now. What’s your favorite part about spinning there?

Rich Medina: There are many things I love about Le Bain, but the most important factor for me is the clientele. The meat packing district is a different monster in the 21st century, so the music heads and dancers who come to the nights I do there really make me happy.

GS: What type of music can folks expect to hear you spin on the 24th?

RM: So far, we’ve kept the music mature and sophisticated. A bit of a tip of the hat to the NYC dance club pioneers like Larry Levan, David Mancuso and the like. Freedom music. Sounds that bring people into the light rather than fan the flames of rebellion or angst.

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Staff Picks of 2013

 

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As 2013 nears its end, we continue our tradition of yearly staff picks summing up our favorite music from the 12 months past. This year is very special as we’ve extended our list makers to include Giant Step fam outside of the staff itself; many thanks to Maiya Norton, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Natasha Diggs, Rich Medina, and DJ Spinna for contributing their takes!

Amongst the most popular favorites were Disclosure‘s Settle, Rhye‘s Woman, James Blake‘s Overgrown, and Hiatus Kaiyote‘s Tawk Tomahawk. Dig into the complete lists and let us know your faves as well!

Giant Step Staff Picks of 2013

Exclusive Live Mix: Rich Medina @ Le Bain on November 18

 

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Last week, our man Rich Medina laid down another one of his unforgettable sets at Le Bain and we’ve got the goods to share, exclusively! Yes, not quite the same as taking the music in live in all its glory, but we still love you. Did we mention the set is almost 6 hours long? Yeah, we’re the best.

Turkey Day just got a sweet soundtrack.

Rich Medina Live at Le Bain in New York City, November 2013 by Giant Step on Mixcloud

NYC: Bobbito @ Le Bain – Oct 14

 

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Tomorrow at Le Bain, we’re proud to have the legendary Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) come spin his unique blend of rare jazz, world, and soul music for our monthly Monday night party. Join us and start the week off right!

Our Monday nights have featured an unbeatable lineup of DJs, including Onra, FaltyDL, DJ Spinna, and Rich Medina.

Event Details
Bobbito at Le Bain

Monday, October 14
8PM

Free with RSVP

Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

NYC & DC: Hiatus Kaiyote Live – November 5 & 8

 

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Hot off their mystifying SummerStage performance a couple months back, we are proud to yet again present Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed Hiatus Kaiyote for two very special shows!

The two nights will take place on November 5 in NYC and November 8 in DC. In NYC, we’ll have opening sets by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King as well as the much loved DJ Rich Medina. In DC, the awesome DJ Thomas Blondet will be opening and setting the night off!

For those somehow still sleeping, the band fuses jazz, hip-hop, electronic, opera, rock and soul to concoct a truly disarming brand of future-soul like you’ve never heard. Hiatus Kaiyote released their debut album Tawk Tomahawk on July 30 via Sony Masterworks, and have received praise from highly-respected music industry staples like Questlove, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Gilles Peterson, Stereogum, and KCRW. Legions of loyal fans and stans already abound – and with good reason!

NYC Details
Hiatus Kaiyote Live in NYC
with Emily King and DJ Rich Medina

Tuesday, November 5
Doors 7PM

Tickets: $25 adv / $30 door
Purchase tickets

Brooklyn Masonic Temple
317 Clermont Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

DC Details
Hiatus Kaiyote Live in DC
with DJ Thomas Blondet

Friday, November 8
Doors 7PM

Tickets: $20 (advance)
Purchase tickets

U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington DC