NYC: Win Ticketst to Offline With Q-Tip At Stage 48 – 6/6

NYC! Starting on Thursday June 6th, Offline with Grammy award-winning, music icon Q-Tip is turning into a weekly party at the new venue Stage 48. To celebrate the 2013 kickoff, we have a contest for you to enter.

Q-Tip will be spinning a weekly mix of supreme funk, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and Latin for your dancing pleasure. Tuck your phones out of sight and get ready for a party that will take you back to the real New York with real music.


Q-Tip Presents Offline, Powered By Giant Step
Thursday, June 6th
Stage 48 - 605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue New York NY
Doors: 10:00 PM /More Info and Tickets

NYC: Q-Tip Returns To The DJ Booth For A Weekly Offline Party

We are delighted to announce the return of Offline, powered by Giant Step. Grammy award-winning, music icon Q-Tip will be spinning a weekly mix of supreme funk, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and Latin for your dancing pleasure.

Q-Tip has been throwing some of the best parties in Ne w York for a long, long time and we are delighted to team up with him again. So tuck your phones out of sight and get ready for a party that will take you back to the real New York with real music.

Q-Tip Presents Offline, Powered by Giant Step

Thursday, June 6th
Stage 48 - 605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue New York NY
Doors: 10:00 PM / More Info and Tickets

Luke James Owns The Art of Live Performance

 

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James has quickly gained popularity amongst the curatorial elite, including Beyoncé, who chose the New Orleans native to appear in her “Run the World” video and has also selected the rising star as the only opener for her current Mrs. Carter tour.

Having penned songs for a slew of A-list artists, Luke has also had the fortune of working with some great producers, including Salaam Remi and Danja.

Last month, we were able to catch Luke at the Spotlight Live music industry showcase and were blown away by the power of his performance. He had a notable, palpable impact on the crowd that left audience members yelping and cheering throughout. Watch “I.O.U.” above and after the jump catch the “Make Love To Me” video as well as a photo slideshow of all performances that night.

Photos by Seher Sikandar and videos by our friends over at By Any Means.

Look out for Luke’s debut album, Made To Love, out on July 16.

“Make Love To Me” performance video & performance photos after the jump

Interview: Party Time with Tortured Soul

 

After throwing down at their recent Stage 48 show in NYC, Tortured Soul gave us their take on the evening and also offered us some bits on what’s next!

Giant Step: Congratulations on a great night at Stage 48 in NYC earlier this month! What was your highlight of the evening?

John-Christian Urich: Well NYC is my home town (I was born and raised in Manhattan). With all the constant talk about how NYC isn’t what it used to be, it was good to see that that isn’t true if you know the right party to go to. Some old school heads are indeed still around holding down the fort, and coming out to get down on the dance floor (with many new I might add!) and support soulful house and live music.

Giant Step: How was it to share the stage with DJ Spinna? Each collaboration brings about a unique energy – anything in particular that moves you about this synergy?

John-Christian Urich: What is great about Spinna is that he approaches each production he’s involved in as its own special creation. The remixes he has done with us start from scratch. He doesn’t just throw a vocal over some pre-programmed beats and see what happens; he crafts a remix.

The same can be said about the music he chooses to play at a live show. What he decides to play for a Tortured Soul event is different than what he’ll do for one of his other nights. He discussed with us beforehand what we were going to play, what tempo we wanted to start at and various other details, which helped to make the night a better collaboration for us, and a more special night for the audience.

Read more after the jump

NYC: Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna At Stage 48 – 3/14

We’re very pleased to present soulful electro-dance trio Tortured Soul on Thursday, March 14th at Stage 48. The group recently released their single “Dirty”, which features several fabulous remixes, including one from DJ Spinna. It’s fitting then that Spinna will be joining the show, providing his eclectic selection of soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, and more for your dancing pleasure.

Tickets are already on sale here.

Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna
Thursday, March 14th
Stage 48
605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM More Info