Interview: Rich Medina Checks In Before Feb 24 DJ Set at Le Bain

 

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Party people! Join us this coming Monday, February 24 for a beautiful night with Rich Medina spinning tunes at Le Bain in NYC. Leading up to the night, we have our maestro bringing us up to speed on his favorite artists of the moment, what makes a great party, and other exciting morsels. Enjoy!

Event Details
Rich Medina DJ Set at Le Bain
Monday, February 24
8PM

Free with RSVP

Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

Giant Step: You’ve played at Le Bain a couple times for us now. What’s your favorite part about spinning there?

Rich Medina: There are many things I love about Le Bain, but the most important factor for me is the clientele. The meat packing district is a different monster in the 21st century, so the music heads and dancers who come to the nights I do there really make me happy.

GS: What type of music can folks expect to hear you spin on the 24th?

RM: So far, we’ve kept the music mature and sophisticated. A bit of a tip of the hat to the NYC dance club pioneers like Larry Levan, David Mancuso and the like. Freedom music. Sounds that bring people into the light rather than fan the flames of rebellion or angst.

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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 Release: The Internet – ‘Feel Good’

 

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Matt Martians and Syd “The Kyd” of the Odd Future crew comprise The Internet. The duo has just released their sophomore album, Feel Good featuring live instrumentation and a bold jazzy soul sound. To boot, some of our favorites are collaborators, including Yuna, Jesse Boykins III, Thundercat, and Chad Hugo.

In case you missed it the first time, watch the video below for “Dontcha” to get a taste!

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Videos: The Internet – “Dont’cha” + ‘Feel Good’ Trailer

 

Odd Future crew counterparts The Internet (Syd “The Kid” and Matt Martians) have just dropped the video for their sweet and spacious “Dont’cha” track. The simple black and white visuals complement the soulful, jazzy feel wonderfully. Great to see these guys continuing to come into their own with this new work.

The Internet’s sophomore album, Feel Good, drops September 24.

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Watch the album trailer + catch tour dates after the jump