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

New Track: Oke – “#TheFever” + Exclusive Download

 

Spanish neo-soul artist Oke kind of reminds us of a dude version of Vivian Green mixed in with a little Robin Thicke. Or butter. Either way, his most recent single is winter boo playlist material for sure.

A big fan of Giant Step, Oke has offered us the opportunity to share “#TheFever” as an exclusive free download for our community. Loving his blend of early 2000′s underground soul with after dark radio slow jams.

Expect new music from our new boo in February 2012. Now excuse us while we obsessively body roll.

Oke – “#TheFever” [MP3]
 

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Top Artists & Producers Get Together To Celebrate Quincy Jones on Soul Bossa Nostra

Some of today’s biggest recording artists and producers have joined together to celebrate the music of multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones by recording contemporary versions of his popular recordings on a new album called Soul Bossa Nostra. A “family celebration,” Soul Bossa Nostra will be released on May 25th, 2010.

Among the artists to pay tribute to Jones’ massive catalog are Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, Bebe Winans, Mervyn Warren, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Paul, and Scott Storch.

Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy Out Now

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Get a session of Sex Therapy with Robin Thicke; the new album is out today. It includes singles “Sex Therapy” and “Meiple” featuring Jay Z, plus guest spots from Kid Cudi, Estelle, Snoop & Nicki Minaj.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
 

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