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

Pharrell Drops First 24-Hour Video Ever for “Happy”

 

Pharrell’s new video for “Happy” is 24-hours long. Yes, you heard right. Visit 24hoursofhappy.com to view the world’s first 24-hour long music video adventure.

Folks landing on the website will be directed to the portion of the video corresponding to your current time of day. Basically, every iteration of the roughly 4-minute song cycles about 360 times with new vignettes of people dancing gleefully to the track.

Cameos include Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, and others.

You can watch a 4 hour segment above or pick your own time of day on the 24hoursofhappy.com website.