Giant Step Records Update

Andrew (
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 19:06:20 -0400

Hello everyone, It's Andrew (of the Giant Step variety) with
some info that you should be interested in knowing.

As a matter of making this good for all I must let you know
this is not a spam ploy, you are sent this as we know you
are music fans who shouldn't mindthe update.

With that in mind if you don't like music we'll take you off
the list without delay. Simply reply "Music's for losers"
and consider it done.

with that said on with the show (or show's that is)

If you'd like to see a show that will not compare
to any show you've experienced check this one out

*** *** FEMI KUTI *** ***

Femi's version of Afro-Beat is the most exciting new sound
to emerge from Nigeria for years, borrowing the best elements
from his father's (Fela Kuti) powerfully polyrhythmic prototype:
a funky, jazzy, heavily percussive sound that took James Brown's beat
back to Africa. Femi adds to that winning formula the freshness
and exuberance of young Lagos and its taste for the new dance
music of America and Europe.

see Femi live at the following:

9/10 San Francisco @ Bimbo's
9/11 San Diego @ the World Party Stage @ the San Diego Street Scene
9/12 West Hollywood @ House of Blues
9/15 New York @ Roxy as part of the Giant Step CMJ opening night
9/18 New York @ Vinyl
9/19 Detroit @ Detroit Festival of the Performing Arts

check your local listings for showtimes and venue locations


The voice you know ...
The artist you can't forget ...

formally of Groove Theory,

with very special guest

 *Carl Hancock Rux*

and warm up beats provided
by the hardest working dj is the biz

Qool Marv

@ SOB's 204 Varick streeet @ Houston
August 31.


be sure to stop into your favorite
record shop for your copy of

>>> RUX REVIEW <<<

       August 31st

the debut album by acclaimed wordsmith


"Carl ...a gifted poet who offers up vibrant
imagery like a streetwise preacher on the verge of
a nevous breakdown." - The New York Times.

with songs like Asphalt Yards, Miguel, No Black Male Show
and Languid Libreto, Carl puts his heart to this soul and comes
out with a stunningly gripping compilataion of his work.

Production by Toshi Reagan, John King (Dust Brothers)and Tom Rothrock
& Rob Schnapf (of Beck fame) round out the sound for an album you
shouldn't sleep on.

for more on Carl Hancock Rux

for more on Giant Step Marketing projects and Giant Step events

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send promos, demos and your love to the address below
thanks for your time and constant support

Andrew Nelson
Giant Step Records
Marketing / Promotions
62 white street #3R
New York NY 10013

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