Thursday, September 24, 2009

New video from GAM!

Check out "Run Away" , the new lead single to Georgia Anne Muldrow's next release, Early.. Dropping November 10th! Thanks to King Britt and Rucyl @ Saturn Never Sleeps for posting it up! Dont sleep on their event on the 26th with Flying Lotus in Philly!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mama wants.. Sacred Rhythms!

I'm so excited that Rico aka Dj Don Cuco has reclaimed his spot behind the wheels and begun to embark on a new journey thru his wax. This first mix (one of many to come) is titled Sacred Rhythms and is free healing for the soul. Check it out: HERE!

DJ DON CUCO "Sacred Rhythms Mix"

Peace and blessings everyone. Its been a minute since I shared some music. Here is a new mix "Sacred Rhythms", a vinyl selection I hope you'll feel and enjoy. This selection was inspired by the true sound and vibration of rhythm and drum.... Peace and Love ~ DJ Don Cuco

1. Lette Mbulu "Pula Yetla" Capitol Jazz
2. Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet "One for Buzayhew" Worthy Records
3. Banda Black Rio "Gafieira Universal" RCA | Strut
4. Bob Cunningham "Lover's Theme" Nilva Records | Ubiquity/Luv n' Haight
5. Bobby McFerrin "Sunshine Of Your Love" EMI - Manhattan Records
6. Santana "Incident at Neshabur" Columbia Records
7. E.W. Wainwright AFRICAN ROOTS of JAZZ "The Healer/Don't Break" BMI | Luv n' Haight
8. Hector Lavoe "Alejate - Joaquin's Disparate Alejate Dub Version" Fania
9. Carl Craig "Kilode Remix" Honest Jon's Records
10. Herbie Hancock "Drumming (Joaquin "Joe" Claussell Remix)" Transparentmusic
11. Jose "Chepito" Areas "Guaguanco In Japan" Columbia Records
12. Son Palenque de Colombia "Samba" Honest Jon's Records

Giant Step X Noisettes

New release from Noisettes drops today!

"With Noisettes, it's always best to expect the unexpected. That lies true in the London trio's new album Wild Young Hearts. From the stomping electro-rock of "Saturday Night" and galloping funk grooves of "Don't Upset The Rhythm," to the glorious '60s-tinged soul of "Never Forget You," Noisettes have made what is set to be one of 2009's most adventurous albums. "Wild Young Hearts - it's about feeling and acting young, whatever your age," says guitarist Dan Smith. "It's about having fun and not following the pack.
Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, The Rakes), the album shines the spotlight on soulful and captivating front woman Shingai Shoniwa, joined by Smith on Guitar and Jamie Morrison on Drums. "Some bands stick with the same style forever," says Shoniwa, whose versatile vocals have seen her compared to everyone from Deborah Harry and Kate Bush to Billie Holiday and Diana Ross. "They get together because they share identical musical tastes, then never do anything different. We're a gang, but we're also three divas with different record collections who constantly introduce each other to new sounds, whether it's African music, jazz, Van Morrison or Black Sabbath. For us, making music means keeping our ears open."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Minneapolis is the new Seattle

Hip hop meets Grunge..
New video from E & A (Rhymesayers)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mamas every day

If you don't want to pay and/or travel to an expensive yoga studio, there are other options to keep up with your practice. After doing a little research among friends, I got a recommendation to this
online site called that offers FREE weekly yoga classes. You can also sign up for more advance classes for a minimal monthly fee.
photo by Gosia Janik


New York show love to KON! Giant Step & DJ Spinna present: JOURNEY: A BENEFIT FOR KON :: SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 THURSDAY @ SANTOS

I had recently found out that one of my oldest friends KON has fallen seriously ill and was hospitalized for weeks...but only after I talked to him, did I found out what a serious threat he had to fight off. KON, one-half of the legendary duo Kon & Amir (Kings of Digging, Off Track :: BBE) is my favorite disco Jockey and is hands-down one of the most brilliant musical talents out there, and I feel very lucky to have been exposed to his vast collection of rare disco, boogie, soul & funk records he had been collecting for decades...most of what I know about disco and boogie I learned from him (check my feature on him and Amir from last year here). One of his genius is the ability to break down a song he is hearing to its basic rhythm structure, mood and energy level and then pull out of his memory a track that would match and flow seamlessly with the song...of course, most DJs do this with varying degrees of skills but he had actually mastered this with a vast mental library of music...his mixes have a type of flow that is very hard to master. The real test of this comes to light in his ability to move crowds on a level I only see the best of DJs can achieve. This Thursday some of New York's finest DJs will come together to raise money to support KON while he is recovering, showing how much respect he has in the game. Check out Kon's blog to get the updates from the man himself and while you're there make sure to listen and download his prized mixes. Oh and leave him a note if you can, since as I was telling him last time we were on the phone, he probably has no idea how much love is out there for him...good energy is something that could certainly help to speed up his recovery.
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Giant Step & DJ Spinna present


100% of the proceeds will go to our friend Kon...

Acclaimed DJ, legendary digger and our good friend Kon (of Kon & Amir fame) has been hospitalized lately which has left his pockets flat, not fat. Come out and celebrate helping the homie out, with some of New York's illest DJs. On the set:

(I also heard that DJ Premier will make a surprise appearance as well)

Kon and Amir are two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game." -- Lord Finesse

"Kon and Amir are legends in the beat digging game. Their compilations and mixtapes are classics and represent a style of Djing that's true to the essence of Hip-Hop." -- A-Trak