“Lovergirl” – Teena Marie Tribute from Sy Smith and Mark de Clive-Lowe + MP3

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We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of the legendary singer Teena Marie, who passed away on December 26th, 2010 at the age of 54. Giant Step was lucky to work with Teena, including her 2009 album, Congo Square, a long way from her past as a Rick James protege. She spent much of 2009 and 2010 touring in support of the new album, and delighting fans with her super-hits like “Lovergirl,” “Ooo La La La” and “Lead Me On.”

In one of many many artist tributes, Sy Smith teamed up with Mark de Clive-Lowe to release a syberized version of “Lovergirl.” Check out the Bandcamp page to read words from Sy Smith about the track and the importance of Lady T.

Don-Ray’s Haiti Tribute: As Is Above / So Is Below + MP3

As Is Above, So Is Below is an eclectic mix CD that contains 12 tracks compiled by Producer/DJ Don-Ray, to to be released on All Massive Music on 10/10/10. World renown artists like Tortured Soul, Osunlade, Wunmi, Lady Alma, and Fertile Ground donated their music to support the rebuilding effort in the Haitian republic resulting in a soulful selection of Deep House, Afro-Beat, Hip-Hop, Nu-Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Future Funk. This essential “mixtape” brings obscure gems from countries such as Brazil, Ghauna, Sweden, U.S., Canada, and Finland.

Replife & Don-Ray – “Out of Soul (Don-Ray’s 52nd and Broadway Remix)” [MP3]
 

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Don-Ray’s “Midnight Maraudaz” Podcast on iTunes

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Giant Step Loves MLK Jr. – Photos from January 17

In case you didn’t know, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of our favorite holidays.  We celebrated in true Giant Step style by donating some of our proceeds to Doctors Without Borders for their relief work in Haiti. DJ Spinna, and DJ Rich Medina were there to set the perfect groove.  Thank you to all who came out and had a grand old time with us.

A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson with Q-Tip, Mark Ronson and DJ Spinna

On Saturday, August 29 – what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday – Q-Tip presents “Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson” at the NOKIA Theatre Times Square. Q-Tip will be joined in the DJ booth by special invited guests producer/artist Mark Ronson and the legendary DJ Spinna.

“Michael Jackson was a huge influence on my music and was an inspiration to me and so many others. I want to bring people together to celebrate the man, his music and his legacy that will undoubtedly live on forever!” states Q-Tip.

The event will honor the King of Pop and celebrate his influence on generations of artists and fans across the globe. Attendees will dance the night away to never-before-heard remixes of Michael Jackson’s hits, as well as rare video footage from the Motown and Sony vaults.

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