Afrika Bambaataa, Quantic, DJ Spinna + More Salute Giant Step's 25th Summer
For 25 years, Giant Step has served as a lightning rod for talent in the fields of hip-hop, soul, reggae, jazz, dance, pop and more. Now, to celebrate its 25th year, the media company is hosting a massive summer run of performances which will include DJ appearances from legends Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson, DJ Spinna, Quantic, Rich Medina and more. The agency has once again linked with artist Kevin Lyons to create a series of special images for the events, and as a result the guaranteed-to-sound-great events are already looking fantastic.
The series will take place at three major events; first, Giant Step will take over Le Bain at New York City’s The Standard, High Line for sets from Rich Medina (July 20th), Danny Krivit (August 3rd) and DJ Spinna (August 24th). Interested parties can RSVP to any and all of the Le Bain nights here.
UK legend Gilles Peterson will make his return to Brooklyn’s Output club on August 6th, thanks to Giant Step. This past January the DJ threw down an absurd six hour set, and it’s a safe bet that things will get just as out of hand under the hot summer sky. Get tickets here.
It all comes to a head at the agency’s Central Park SummerStage show on August 8th, where the legendary Afrika Bambaataa will be joined by Quantic and Peterson for a completely free show (what more could you possibly ask for?). Below, watch a short video of Kevin Lyons at work creating the series’s new imagery, and read LargeUp’s in-depth interview with the visual artist here.