New Release: Vieux Farka Touré’s The Secret + MP3


Vieux Farka Touré is one to know; after all, he did perform in front of a billion people at the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. Not surprisingly, he’s become “one of the most celebrated African guitarists in history.” His latest record, The Secret, was released late last month and is produced by Eric Krasno of the famed Soulive. The feature list is also impressive, including guest spots from Dave Matthews, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, and of course his legendary father, Ali Farka Touré. Enjoy the exclusive free download of “Aigna” (Feat. Derek Trucks) below!

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Nickodemus’ Earth Child Project: From Capetown to Brooklyn & Back

Giant Step fam, DJ, musician, event organizer and record label founder Nickodemus has been hard at work on a relief project for children in South Africa. With the help of local South African organizations and, Nickodemus held a successful fundraising event, and recorded new songs with school children as well as local musicians.

Beautiful, forward-thinking and funky, The Earthchild Project is an inspiring collaboration that builds a genuine, organic bond between the international dance-music community and the talented youth of South Africa.

Show your support by downloading the album — All proceeds will be donated to the Sakumlandela Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa.