Last night, NYC homegrown R&B singer Autre Ne Veut paused and stared out over the crowd, seemingly moved by the sea of fans that had sold-out Santos Party House. After acknowledging his fans he confidently brought down the house, closing his astonishing forty-five minute set with his break out single Counting. It was his biggest show yet, in an exciting week that saw the release of his second album Anxiety on the Mexican Summer's Software imprint. An album which was immediately given Best New Music status (8.5) by Pitchfork. It's highly emotional content is coined by the singer’s experimental melodies over heavy 80esque synths and bass productions. If you haven't heard it yet, you can now stream it on Spotify.
BIGGASOUNDS Presents: Caron Wheeler, Monique Bingham & The Bigga Sextet, DJ Spinna, King Britt and Rich Medina – Thu, 5/26May 16th, 2011
BIGGAsounds presents the subterranean heroes of UK-Philly-Brooklyn soul, house and nu-jazz. Living legends Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Monique Bingham and The BIGGA Sextet, King Britt, DJ Spinna and Rich Medina will take over Santos Party House on Thursday, May 26th, in a very special line up.
Last night, Giant Step's weekly party with DJ Spinna at Santos, Journey, was more than just a fantastic party with special guest DJs Rich Medina, Eli Escobar, Cosmo, Scratch and Amir on the decks. It was a benefit for the great NY DJ and record digger, Kon, whose health has recently been bombarded with blood clots, on top of myriad more serious maladies requiring surgery.
A big thank you to everyone who came through to help Kon out. Together, we raised $3,500 for him. If you would like to make a separate donation, please paypal money to DJMSTHANG@GMAIL.COM.
From all of us at Giant Step: keep fighting Kon!
Finally, here are a few of Kon's mixes for you to enjoy:
DJ, producer, record fiend and 1/2 of the widely acclaimed duo Kon & Amir, Kon has recently fallen ill. While his condition is dire, we're hopeful that in time he'll make a full recovery.
This special edition of Journey has DJ's Spinna, Rich Medina, Eli Escobar, Cosmo, Scratch and Amir all coming through to support Kon.
$10 suggested donation. 100% of the proceeds go to Kon.
Santos Party House
100 Lafayette St.
New York, NY
10 PM - 4 AM
Giant Step & DJ Spinna present Journey: a weekly musical ride into soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, dance classics and more. Expect the unexpected.
Every Thursday at Santos Party House, NYC.
RSVP for $5 reduced admission.