News: Over 150 Indie Music Labels Lose Stock In Riot Fire

Sony DADC’s warehouse in Enfield, UK was destroyed in a riot fire Monday night, which included a stock warehouse that held the inventory for more than 150 record labels distributed by PIAS.

Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s label and XL Recordings (Adele’s label) were just a couple of the many businesses that have been affected. One spokesperson said, “I’m sure there are labels which aren’t insured. I’m sure there will be labels that will go bust.”

Find the full list of labels after the jump and please support these folks digitally – they could use it.

Very sad. Condolences to all our peers affected and everyone impacted by the riots – we ask that all please stay safe.

Read more on BBC and The Guardian.

Full list of PIAS distributed labels after the jump

Giant Step Premiere: Nostalgia 77 “Hush” Video


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UK-based director Steve Glashier creates a gorgeously quirky landscape for Nostalgia 77′s soothing “Hush” track. The vintage visuals will urge you to kick off your shoes and stop for a while – necessary for any Monday, if you ask us. You’ll find the track on Nostalgia 77′s March release, The Sleepwalking Society.

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Gold Panda – “MPB” + MP3


Hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, Gold Panda has been stirring a steady buzz for the last couple years with his hard-hitting live shows and catchy, trancey hip-hop production. Per his admitted affinity for and study of Japanese culture, his tracks also often hold an air of Eastern instrumentation. His most recent single, “MPB,” premiered on The Fader about a week ago and showcases a fantastical blend of bright tropical sounds. Stream and download below! Look out for his US tour in October, too.

Gold Panda “MPB” by The FADER

Tour dates after the jump

Introducing Katy B + “On A Mission” MP3

Do you know Katy B? You should. The 21 year old is tearing up the charts in the UK with her debut album, On A Mission, snatching the #2 spot (just behind Adele). Katy comments on her album, “it’s me; just as a young woman, partying, relationships… the album’s definitely where I’m coming from.” The genre bending artist traverses gritty underground production, dubstep, pop hooks, and soul sophistication all in one fell swoop. Released this past April in the UK, On A Mission will officially hit the US on September 13th. Download the title track below for free and view the video after the jump!

If you were amongst the lucky ones, you caught her intimate live performance at Le Bain at The Standard last night. Giant Step was proud to co-present Katy B’s U.S. debut as part of the continuing Steve Madden Music series. It was a gorgeous evening with some lovely folks. You can find coverage of the event at Brooklyn Vegan, Village Voice and Prefix Mag.

(photo credit: Chris La Putt / Brooklyn Vegan)

Katy B – “On A Mission” [MP3]

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“On A Mission Video” after the jump

Video: Omar & Zed Bias – “Dancing”


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There is no one quite like Omar. Knowing this, the UK’s Tru Thoughts will be re-releasing his masterful Sing (If You Want It) album on July 18th. Featuring collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Estelle, and Common, the re-release also comes with two new tracks: “Dancing” with Omar and Zed Bias, another infectious tune featured in the video above, and a remix of “It’s So” by Bob Sinclair. “Dancing” will be officially released on June 27th. Also check back for details on Omar’s 2011 US tour!

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