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DJ PROMO: Lawson Rollins – Infinite Chill (The Remix Sessions)

August 31st, 2015

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World Music guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins is set to release his newest album Infinite Chill (The Remix Sessions) on September 18th, and Giant Step is pleased to offer you a full advance download. The album features ten chill-out remix versions of his biggest hits, including a reimagination of his Billboard #1 hit, “Moonlight Samba.”

Co-produced by renowned Persian- American musician/producer Shahin Shahida, Infinite Chill (The Remix Sessions) is a musical East-meets-West, continuing Rollins’ exploration into a multi-cultural array of global influences and styles, from bossa nova, samba, and gypsy swing to the modern pulse of electronica, chill-out, and down-tempo grooves.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:

Infinita (Chill Remix)
Cafe La Martinique (Chill Remix)
Espirito (Chill Remix)
Cafe Jobim (Chill Remix)
Parisian Rhapsody (Chill Remix)
Cafe Paris (Chill Remix)
Santa Barbara Song (Chill Remix)
Return to Rio (Chill Remix)
Flight (Chill Remix)
Moonlight Samba (Chill Remix)

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DJ PROMO: David Morin – Every Colour

August 19th, 2015

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Giant Step is excited to introduce you to Vancouver-based artist David Morin. This DJ promo includes his debut album, Every Colour, out September 4th on Bombay Records. Morin’s unique, feel-good fusion of soul, hip-hop and jazz has earned early acclaim from industry heavyweights like Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital. His riffs bring to mind the licks of blues and funk masters. Playful hints of disco and pop add retro flavor to a contemporary aesthetic that’s as accessible as it is seductive. And his voice… melodic; smooth as honey; reminiscent in sound and vibe to the likes of John Legend and D’Angelo. Yet, his lyrics address protest: politics, justice, and inspiring social change.

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The humble soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist busks regularly on street corners in his hometown and beyond. The guitar and loop-pedal virtuoso makes a solo performance sound like an entire band with beatboxing and vocal harmonies. Self-taught and passionately committed, Morin’s blessed with the ability to turn strangers into fans. As he travels the world, from the Santa Monica Promenade to SXSW in Austin to Barcelona & London, he pulls in a crowd wowed by his skills. Just watch his Music For The People video series and see for yourself.

Growing up in the rough area of Surrey, Vancouver, Morin found escape in his guitar and the hip-hop youth group he joined. He spent his high school years skipping class to sneak into the music room and take advantage of the KORG keyboard, which was a revelation to him, encouraging an interest in drums, synth, and keyboard sounds that he has continued to develop ever since. His lyrics tell of a life lived with highs and lows within his career and hometown. He sings of real issues we all deal with, be it on a personal or political level.

PROMO TRACKLIST:

Fair To Breathe
Go The Distance
Heaven
Life Goes On
You And Me
Come Home
MJ
Grow
Love Again
Satellite
Miss You
Same Old Game

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DJ PROMO: St Germain – Real Blues Remixes

August 6th, 2015

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St Germain (aka Ludovic Navarre), whose albums Boulevard (1995) and Tourist (2000) originated a genre of French
electronic music that later included artists like Daft Punk, has returned to the studio to create his first album in 15 years.
The self-titled record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain’s sound, with a new
element: traditional Malian music. The album drops October 9th on Nonesuch Records, and Giant Step is pleased to offer you a download of the first single, “Real Blues”, along with 6 remixes from Atjazz & Terry Laird.

The record marries percussive grooves, which have always been central to St Germain’s sound, with a new element: traditional Malian music. Composed, produced, recorded and mixed by Navarre at his Paris studio, the Magic House, and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road, “Real Blues” features a vocal sample from Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “You Caused My Heart to Weep” and instrumental contributions from Brazilian percussionist Jorge Bezerra, Malian kora player Mamadou Cherif Soumano, Malian guitarist and n’goni player Guimba Kouyate, and keyboardist and longtime St Germain collaborator Didier Davidas, from Martinique.

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PROMO TRACKLIST:
Real Blues
Real Blues (Atjazz Stay Tuned Remix)
Real Blues (Atjazz Astro Remix)
Real Blues (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Dub)
Real Blues (Terry Laird Come Back Home Mix)
Real Blues (Terry Laird Good For Me Mix)
Real Blues (Terry Laird & The Run Island Mix Band Jazz Mix)

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