The Stepkids: RBMA Mixtape
- October 04, 2012
The Stepkids did an interview with Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) for their "headphones highlights" show when they were in Berlin - you can listen below. The band is on tour right now with Kimbra and set to release a new 4-track EP "Sweet Salvation" in a couple weeks.
From RBMA: Though they’re not yet household names The Stepkids come from an esteemed pedigree. It’s a supergroup of sessioners, of sorts. The individual members of the Connecticut bred trio – childhood friends Jeff Gitelman (guitar) and Dan Edinberg (bass/keyboards) along with drummer Tim Walsh – cut their teeth scoring films and touring with the likes of R&B songstress Alicia Keys and indie punks Zox. As a collective, however, their output looks firmly to the past. The 60s to be specific. Their self-titled Stones Throw debut brings together the warmest sonics of classic American psychedelia while touching on the heaviest depths of classic soul. They then fold these elements – high functioning harmonies, dubbed out infinity echoes and funky basslines – into the present tense by way of cohesive songwriting.
Lala - The Stepkids
Groove Holmes - Beastie Boys
Home Entertainment - Carl Craig
All My Life - Ornette Coleman
Estimated Prophet - Grateful Dead
Work Son - Bill Laswell
Shimendoka - Harrow Hosono & Yellow Magic Band
Self-Portrait in Three Colors - Charles Mingus
Nothing Like You - Miles Davis
Girlfriend is Better - Talking Heads
Plastic Bamboo - Ryuichi Sakamoto
Musica Das Nuvens E Do Chao - Hermeto Pascoal
Sweet Salvation - The Stepkids
THE STEKIDS TOUR WITH KIMBRA
Oct 4: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
Oct 5: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Oct 9: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (with Kimbra)
Oct 10: Denver, CO @ The Ogden (with Kimbra)
Oct 16: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater (with Kimbra)
Oct 17: Chicago, IL @ Metro (with Kimbra)
Oct 19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (with Kimbra)
Oct 20: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (with Kimbra)
Oct 21: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (with Kimbra)
Oct 23: Washington, DC @ 930 Club (with Kimbra)
Oct 24: Boston, MA @ Royale (with Kimbra)
Oct 26: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre (with Kimbra)
Oct 27: Toronto, ONT @ Danforth (with Kimbra)
Newsfeed September 4, 2015
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+ Disclosure – "Holding On" feat. Gregory Porter – the Dam-Funk Re-Freak
+ Diva – Divinity in Thee
+ Enjoy an endless summer with the Mild High Club or, Here's some tour dates
+ Dam-Funk / LA Record / Invite the Light L.A. release party
+ Dam-Funk Tour Dates
+ NxWorries - "Suede" - official music video
+ DAM-FUNK SYNTH SALE. LOS ANGELES, 8/22 ONE DAY ONLY.
+ Peanut Butter Wolf, BreakBeat Lou To Perform At Banksy Theme Park Dismaland
+ Diva – “Satori” New single from the album Divinity in Thee. Vinyl available now.
+ Video: Dam-Funk's record collection
+ Dam-Funk - Glyde 2nyte - Single & Bonus Tracks EP
+ Stones Throw Podcast 93 - Ultimate 45s by BreakBeat Lou
+ Peanut Butter Wolf's cover of "Boyz in the Hood" from 1987
+ Guilty Simpson – DETROIT'S SON New album coming Sep. 11, 2015. Advance release at Stones Throw.
+ J Rocc Japan Tour 2015
+ Los Angeles: Stones Throw 45 Live – Downtown, Friday, August 7th – a free event PB Wolf, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk spinning all 45s, and a live performance by Mild High Club
+ Guilty Simpson – “Animal”
+ Check out the Donuts T-shirt