The Stuyvesants – ‘The Finer Things’ LP


Brooklyn’s own, The Stuyvesants, are back with their second album! Called The Finer Things, the album consists of parts one and two, each with twenty tracks to groove to – the homies are on fire!

The mood is often cinematic and like its predecessor, Brooklyn’s Finest, it makes for perfect background music to pretty much any occasion. Us? We’re picturing ourselves inside a old school romance film on an epic car ride at dusk.

As always, the project is for the people and for free! Stream and download below – find the Volume 2 stream after the jump.

And for those of you that fancy The Stuyvesants’ apparel designs like we do, they have their OG designs along with a couple new ones available at their shop, including sweatshirts for the fall!

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 1 [Download]

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 2 [Download]

The Stuyvesants — “The Finer ” Vol. 1 by The Stuyvesants

Volume 2 stream after the jump

Giant Step’s 20th Anniversary: Groove Academy Flyers (1990-1996)

This short video collage chronicles the shows and events from 1990 through 1996 of the company that preceded Giant Step: The Groove Academy. This is the first time that the flyers and posters of Groove Academy shows have been digitized.

The concept behind The Groove Academy was to give an opportunity for the masters of funk and groove to perform their craft in front of a young audience and new generation of fans as most only knew these artists from samples used in hip-hop and rap. At this time, many of the originators were in fact forgotten in the USA and had to go to Europe and Japan to make a living. The Groove Academy was determined to help re-launch careers in the States and give them their just props!

As time went on and Giant Step was born, The Groove Academy became the concert wing of the company and helped to introduce new artists. By the mid 1990s, The Groove Academy came to an end, putting all events under the unified umbrella of Giant Step.

Stay tuned for more memorabilia as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and please share any memories, feedback, or your own photos from this historic time. To see the individual flyers and posters from this video, view the album on our facebook page.

Brooklyn Flea Goes to Manhattan for the Holidays

Beginning this weekend, The Brooklyn Flea brings a special holiday edition of the famous market to Manhattan. Gifted will feature vendors of vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as new jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans, plus delicious food.

Other Music DJs and beer compliments of Brooklyn Brew Shop from 6-9pm on Wednesday nights!

When: Fri – Sun November 27th – 29th
Wed – Sun December 2nd – 6th, 9th – 13th
Everyday, December 16th – 24th

Where: E. 4th St. and Lafayette (the place where Tower Records used to be. RIP)

Brooklyn Soul Festival with Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed

brooklynsoulfestflyerDig Deeper and Eli “Paperboy” Reed present Brooklyn Soul Festival at The Bell House; check out the schedule below.

Tickets for Day 1, Day 2 and two-day passes are on sale.

Day 1: Friday, August 28, 2009
8pm – 4am
Barbara Lynn (The Soul Queen of the Gulf Coast)
Roscoe Robinson (The Baron of Birmingham, AL)
Hermon Hitson (The Georgia Grinder himself)
Friday’s artists will be backed by Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, playing songs from their
forthcoming LP on Capitol Records between sets.

Day 2: Saturday, August 29, 2009
11am – 5pm, vinyl record & vintage clothing fair, vendors from around the world – No cover!
8pm – 4am
Otis Clay (The Crown Prince of Chicago Soul)
Maxine Brown (The Lovely Lady of New York Uptown Soul)
The Sweet Divines (NYC’s Old School Soul Sensation)
Saturday’s artists will be backed by The Sweet Divines and the Divine Soul Rhythm Band.