Giant Step Staff Picks of 2011

Here at last are our staff picks of the year. Undeniably the most varied list we’ve had so far, some of the artists we’ll remember 2011 for include: Raphael, Saadiq, James Blake, Adele, Michael Kiwanuka, The Weeknd, and SBTRKT. Chocked full of each our personal tastes and quirks, it’s best to eschew any further generalizations. We suggest you dive head long into our favorite albums, singles, movies and more.

See the full list here.

Smoove Presents Mo’ Record Kicks Act 2 + Win Vinyl 45 Bundle

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This track by Nick Pride & the Pimptones ft. Jess Roberts is just one of 18 killer singles on Smoove Presents Mo’ Record Kicks Act 2, out now. You can hear more on the Record Kicks Soundcloud page, which is hosting half of the album for sample listening. Fitting the raw soul of this album, many of the songs are available on vinyl 45s and we are giving away a few to one lucky winner.

Enter to win our exclusive contest for three 45s including “Waitin’ So Long” and more. Check the full list on the contest page.

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Jamiroquai “White Knuckle Ride”

There’s worldwide excitement about the new Jamiroquai album; funk fans are hungry. We’ve heard a bit of the first single “White Knuckle Ride” floating around online and soon it will be released on 10″ vinyl. They’re currently working on that and another single called “Blue Skies” for the new album, Rock Dust Light Star.
Head to Blind I For the Kids for the download.

Jamiroquai – “White Knuckle Ride”