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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-05-21

Paris DJs have been hustling social networks for a week now, asking all the fans, friends and family to take out their credit card and support their crowdfunding campaign, in order to press some astonishing vinyl and merchandising. But Paris DJs is not all about the money and wanted to share this carefully mixed selection of tunes to be found as free downloads on the web. Because 'Some of the best things in life are free', baby. Enjoy the vibes, and go grab the tracks for free separately if there's any you fall in love with!
PS Thanks to Le Petit Bazar Free&Legal for the inspiration - a very cool blog focusing on fre downloads.

Tracklisting :
01. The Roots - Tomorrow feat. Raheem Devaughn
(from 'And Then You Shoot Your Cousin' album, 2014 / Def Jam)
02. Lettuce - Don't Be Afraid To Try (Instrumental)
(from 'Don't Be Afraid To Try' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
03. Kill Emil & The Yumas - I'm a Yuma
(from 'Lucianna' 7 inch, 2014 / Front Yard)
04. Amerigo Gazaway - I Want You 'Til The Summertime
(from 'Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)' mixtape, 2014 / Soul Mates)
05. Hartley & Wolfe - Walk On The Wild Side
(unreleased cover, not on the album released by BBE / 2013)
06. Raashan Ahmad & Nightmares on Wax - Blue Skies
(exclusive new tune, 2014 / self-released)
07. Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite (Second Hand Audio Remix)
(exclusive rework, 2013 / self-released)
08. Polyrhythmics - Labrador
(from 'Live From the Banana Stand' album, 2014 / Banana Stand Media)
09. Money Chicha - Chicha Negra
(from 'KUTX Live in Studio 1A' recording, 2013 / KUTX)
10. In Motion Collective - Tah's Theme
(from 'Lost Ark Studio Compilation Vol.4' digital compilation, 2013 / The Lost Ark Studio)
11. The Putbacks - In The Dirt
(from 'Spanish Harlem' digital single, 2014 / HopeStreet Recordings)
12. Kerbside Collection - A Night In Tunisia
(from 'Mind The Curb' album, 2013 / Légère Recordings)
13. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You (Jeremy Sole's Zombie Stomp Remix)
(unreleased rework, 2011)
14. The Edison Electrics - Yekermo Sew (Te'Amir Remix)
(from 'Oneironautics' album, 2012 / self-released)
15. Dérobé Dance Band - Kem Dahg
(from 'Gogoplata' 7 inch, 2014 / Secret Stash)
16. Hard Proof Afrobeat - Dragon
(from 'The Good Music Club Vol.2' compilation, 2014 / The Good Music Club)
17. Kabaka International Guitar Band - Mangala Special (Uproot Andy Remix)
(from 'Worldwide Ting Vol.1' digital EP, 2013 / Que Bajo)
18. Frankie Francis and Orchestra - Funky Calypso
(from 'Hot Cool Spice' album, 1970s / Bestway Productions)
Total time : 70mn 50s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Can I Get a Soul Vibration - Soul Square Selection / mixed by Jay Crate
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-03-22

Take Arshitect, Guan Jay and PermOne, three beatmakers from Nantes known for their love of neatly used samples and sharp arrangement, add DJ Atom, turntable goldsmith five times world champion with his crew C2C, shake the whole thing and you'll get the latest Jazzy-Hip-Hop sensation: Soul Square, coming from Nantes. The band has just released two EPs in their 'Millesime' series, including some impressive featurings from RacecaR, a Chicago-born Paris-based MC Paris DJs has just started collaborating with. As with all their releases, this exclusive 30mn soulful mix is way for Soul Square to pay tribute to black American music, with class, squaring the circle and hitting your iPods - again!

Tracklisting :
01. Curtis Mayfield - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (intro)
(from 'Curtis' album, 1970 / Curtom)
02. RAMP - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
(from 'Come Into Knowledge' album, 1977 / Blue Thumb)
03. Lynn Collins - Ain't No Sunshine (break)
(from 'Think (About It)' album, 1972 / People)
04. Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black?
(from 'Is It Because I'm Black?' album, 1970 / Twinight)
05. Marlena Shaw - Where Can I Go?
(from 'The Spice Of Life' album, 1969 / Cadet)
06. Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me
(from 'You Don't Love Me' 7 inch, 1967 / Studio One)
07. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
(from 'I'm Still in Love with You' album, 1972 / Hi)
08. The Chosen Few - In The Rain
(from 'In Miami' album, 1976 / Trojan)
09. 24 Carat Black - I Begin To Weep
(from 'Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday' album, 2009 / Numero Group)
10. 8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman
(from '8th Day' album, 1971 / Invictus)
11. Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
(from 'No Time For dreaming' album, 2011 / Daptone)
12. Blackjoy - Time
(from 'Time' album, 2007 / Project Recordings)
13. Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
(from 'Adventures in Paradise' album, 1975 / Epic)
14. Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band
(from 'Donny Hathaway' album, 1971 / Atco)
15. Hot - Just 'Cause I'm Guilty
(from 'Hot' album, 1977 / Big Tree)
16. Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit - Psychedelic Portrait
(from 'Dance And Mood Music Vol.3' album, 196? / Chappell)
17. Leroy Hutson - Lucky Fellow
(from 'Huston' album, 1975 / Curtom)
18. Faze-O - Riding High
(from 'Riding High' album, 1977 / She)
19. Dave Ghetto - Coming Up (instrumental)
(from 'Love Life?' album, 2005 / Counterflow)
20. DJ Mitsu the Beats - Promise in Love (instrumental)
(from 'Promise In Love' 7 inch, 2009 / Jazzy Sport)
21. Tribeqa - Amali pt.2
(from 'Tribeqa' album, 2008 / Underdog)
Total time : 32mn 22s

All the original cover artworks are available on parisdjs.com
Credits :
Selected by Soul Square (soulsquare.fr)
Mixed by Jay Crate (facebook.com/jay.crate)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Soul Square : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | juno | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Soul_Square-Can_I_Get_A_Soul_Vibration.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:22 PM

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents MRR-ADM Dirty Drums
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-25

San Diego duo MHE are now known as MRR-ADM. MHE was for 'Machines Have Emotions', while MRR-ADM are the initials of their real names, Michael Raymond Russell and Adam Douglas Manella. All of their releases, between 2003 and 2006, have been on Sound In Color Records' now hard to find CDs, DVD, LPs, 12s or 7s - with only numbers for track names! In 2005 they worked with Heliocentrics drummer Malcolm Catto at Mike Burnham's Tardis Studio in Australia. In 2008 they put out a mysterious red 10 inch vinyl, 'featuring Malcolm Catto', sold out in 3 days, which put them in the spotlight. They've also collaborated with The Gaslamp Killer or Gonjasufi, and are preparing a first full-length recording to be released on Now-Again Records.

The sound of MRR-ADM can be summarized as modern library music with dope beats, sample-based hip-hop psych instrumentals: raw, psychedelic funk and jazz with a focus on dusty drums and bass, and some melodic touches from heavily processed guitars and synths. Dark, experimental and deeply funky, this is just AMAZING music which many rappers should trip on, again and again… Read their interview here for more info while listening to this 30mn selection of their work! And stay tuned for DRUMETRICS, the rebirth of their collective DIRTY DRUMS...

Tracklisting :
01. MRR-ADM - MHEMIDLUDE (also known as '4our')
(from 'Geisha House and Dolce Enoteca Presents: Sound In Color vol.1' compilation, 2006 / Sound In Color) info | buy
02. MHE - MHE008
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
03. MHE - 000
(from 'Block Radius' compilation, 2003 / Sound In Color) info
04. MHE - Untitled
(unknown source)
05. The Gaslamp Killer - Dead Vets
(from 'Breakthrough' album, 2012 / Brainfeeder) info | buy
06. MRR-ADM - 5ive feat. Gonjasufi
(from 'Archive' album, 2011 / Now-Again) info
07. MHE - MHE001 (Extended)
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
08. MRR-ADM - 11leven
(from 'Archive' album, 2011 / Now-Again) info
09. Gonjasufi - Holidays (MRR Remix)
(from 'The Caliphs Tea Party' album, 2010 / Warp) info | buy
10. MHE - MHE007
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
11. MHE - MHE045
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
12. MRR-ADM - 010
(from 'Untitled' 10 inch, 2008 / self-released) info
Total time : 31mn 29s

All the original cover artworks and a complete discography are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (djouls.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/BenHito)

Links :
MRR-ADM : discogs | facebook | nowagain | soundcloud
Dirty Drums : official | blogspot | facebook | soundcloud | tumblr
Drumetrics : discogs | facebook | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_MRR-ADM_Dirty_Drums.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 3:33 PM

Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble presents Wax and Gold
Ethiopian Classic Selections curated by Sonny Abegaze
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-18

Wax and Gold (aka Semena Werq) is a form of traditional Ethiopian poetry that has one surface meaning, known as wax, and multiple hidden meanings, known as gold. Musicians in Ethiopia have used Wax and Gold to explore topics such as spirituality, politics, and matters of the heart throughout the ages. On November 17, 2013, the Ethio-Cali Ensemble performed a special set of music at the Blue Whale (the best place in Los Angeles to go see live Jazz) inspired by the concept of Wax and Gold. Ethio-Cali's 'Minister of Information', Sonny Abegaze, curated compositions from the catalogues of Hailu Mergia and Walias, Alemayehu Eshete, The Police Orchestra, and other Ethio-Jazz luminaries to be performed on this special night. The mix below features these songs in their original form. Enjoy…

Track-by-track info :
01. Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru - Mother's Love
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru is a classical pianist and composer who was born in Addis Abeba in 1923. She was ordained as a nun at the age of 21 and now lives in an Orthodox monastary in Jerusalem. Emahoy's music is intimate, delicate, joyful, and melancholy all at the same time. We draw a lot of inspiration from her music and personal journey. At 90, Emahoy is finally starting to get some of the recognition she deserves.

02. Lieut. Mesfin Haile, Hirut Beqele and The Police Orchestra - (track title unknown)
This song comes from a Voice of America reel that was recorded in 1961. It features Lieutenant Mesfin Haile and Hirut Beqele accompanied by the Police Orchestra, along with an amazing violin player. They sing, 'Life is Tough. This world is an unforgiving and bitter place, and now you are leaving me'. Sublime.

03. Getatchew Mekurya - Ambassel (Slow)
This waltz-like tune is by the most popular saxophonist in Ethiopia, Getatchew Mekurya. It was recorded in 1972 and was originally released on the Philips record label during the heyday of Ethio Jazz. It was later released on 'Ethiopiques Vol. 14: Negus of Ethiopian Sax'. Getatchew draws much of his inspiration from Shellela, a traditional vocal style sung by warriors before going into battle. You can hear this sentiment in his melismatic style of playing. Getatchew still performs regularly in Ethiopia, Europe, and Canada.

04. Alem Girma Band ft. Alemayehu Eshete - Ambassel (Fast)
Referred to as the Ethiopian James Brown, Alemayehu Eshete is a talented and spirited vocalist who first got his break with Addis Ababa's famous Police Orchestra. Ambassel is an area found in the Amhara region of Ethiopia with the root word ‘amb' meaning fortress. It is also the name of one of the major musical scales in the country. There are various versions of Ambassel that have been recorded by different musicians over the years. The lyrics to this version speak of a man who is out of luck in his pursuit of love. Alemayehu Eshete also has a slow version of Ambassel that has a completely definitely feel... definitely worth checking out!

05. Mulatu Astatke - Yefikir Tezeta
This slow burner by Mulatu Astatke is a favorite amongst the members of Ethio Cali. So much so that one of our drummers/percussionists, Te'Amir Yohannes Sweeney, produced a tune that sampled this track. This song was originally released on Philips International as a 45. It was later reissued on the compilation 'New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975'. Eternal gratitude to master Mulatu!

06. Alemayehu Eshete and Hirut Beqele - Temeles
This is a love duet that features Alemayehu Eshete and Hirut Beqele. The lyrics speak of a man who has left his lover for work. His lover misses him dearly and is pleading for his return. This is a classic example of an unrequited love ballad, a theme commonly found in Ethiopian music. Our interpretation of this tune has energy and intensity, and we substitute horns for the vocal lines.

07. Mahmoud Ahmed - Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh
Mahmoud Ahmed is a beloved vocalist from the Gurage region of Ethiopia. He shined shoes as a boy before getting his break as a singer with Emperor Haile Selassie I's Imperial Body Guard Band. He later recorded with groups such as The Venus Band, Ibex Band, and Walias. Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh finds Mahmoud Ahmed singing poetically about the beauty of an Abyssinian woman. He goes into great detail describing her lovely features. He wonders what her name is and finally calls her Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh, which translates to 'you are an absolute miracle”.

(Thanks to Semere Ab-Etmet Yohannes for lyrics translations and for his enthusiastic support of Ethio Cali over the years!)

Credits :
Selection and comments by Sonny Abegaze
Mixed by the Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble (facebook.com/EthioCali)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/BenHito)

About Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble :
Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble led by trumpeter/arranger/composer Todd Simon and featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California. The ensemble's sublime sound is inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian music of the 1960's and 70's, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles and roots-inspired. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia.

Links :
Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-11

In January 2009, we posted a first mix focusing on the amazing voice of Bajka, a jazz/funk/soul/reggae singer from Germany who worked with many friends of ours and released music on many different labels. This first mix was a kind of retrospective of her work during the years 2005-2008, this second volume kicks off where we left, and aggregates some of her best tunes released between 2009 and 2012. Hopefully in 2016 we'll add a 3rd volume to this series!

Tracklisting :
01. Radio Citizen - Summer Days (Remix) feat. Bajka
(unreleased / 2010) info
02. Radio Utopia - Get Up, Stand Up feat. Bajka
(fro 'Algebra of Delight' album, 2010 / INFRACom!) info | juno
03. The Soul Session - Struggles and Blessings feat. Bajka
(from 'One' album, 2012 / Agogo) info | juno
04. Bajka - The Baker's Tale
(from 'In Wonderland' album, 2011 / Chinchin) info | juno
05. Sola Rosa - Lady Love feat. Bajka
(from 'Get It Together' album, 2009 / Way Up Recordings) info | juno
06. Bajka - The Beaver's Lesson (Mop Mop Jamaica Aroma Remix)
(from 'Escape From Wonderland' compilation, 2010 / Chinchin) info | juno
07. Bonobo - Walk In The Sky feat. Bajka
(from 'Days To Come' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune) info | juno
08. Radio Citizen - Hope feat. Bajka
(from 'Hope and Despair' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | juno
09. Una Mas Trio feat. Bajka - Clear As Water (Hidden Jazz Quartett Remix)
(from 'Clear As Water' 12 inch, 2009 / Agogo) info | juno
10. Dalindeo - New Creation Feat. Bajka
(from 'Soundtrack For The Sound Eye' album, 2010 / Ricky-Tick) info | juno
Total time : 43:02

Find all the original cover artworks from the records played in this mix on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selection by Djouls (djouls.com)
Mix and audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Bajka : facebook | junodownload | wikipedia
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Bajka_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 2:58 PM

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix III for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-12-16

To be honest, Christmas music on earthly radio seems to be the worst in the Milky Way. Just imagine an alien picking up our radio waves on his journey through the galaxy - what would he think of our conception of Christmas music? Would he land on planet earth at all?
Of all things, this year it is planet earth that has something seasonal to offer - something the galaxy has never seen before. Galactic garden gnomes will surely have a fling to 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.2'. And all Martians will be snapping their fingers to the groove: Yuletide nerd Jan Kohlmeyer has put together another amazing collection of hip-shaking Christmas songs. Merry Christmas everybody!

Some of you remember mix 1 (still available here) that has been downloaded thousands of times(!). We asked Jan to contribute another exclusive mix for Paris DJs. Well, he gave us two more. Another 60min mix to promote Volume 1 of his CD series and this additional 60min mix featuring all of the tracks of Volume 2 of 'Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party'.

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 2) :
01. Little Jimmy Thomas - Deck The Halls (Fa La La La La)
02. Jimmy Jones And His Versatiles - Christmas Is A Drag Without You Baby
03. The Salem Travelers - A Letter For Christmas
04. Pearl Bailey - Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha
05. The Beginning Of The End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
06. Steve Gray - Snowmans Stomp
07. Tina Roberts - Snow (Like The Snow)
08. The Rev. T. L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir - Jingle Bells (Pt. I)
09. Jim Cagle - Santa Claus, Jr.
10. Short Stuff - Merry Christmas Baby
11. The Meditation Singers - What The World Needs For Christmas
12. Little Eva And Big Dee Irwin - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
13. Ron Holden - Who Say There Ain’t No Santa Claus
14. Al Hirt - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
15. Tina Robin - I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
16. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme - That Holiday Feeling
17. Snoopy’s Christmas - Mr. Reindeer
18. Zebra - Christmas Morning (Pt. I)
19. Houghas Sorowonko (Feat. Pee Pee Dynamite) - A Groovy Christmas And New Year
20. Rueben Anderson - Christmas Time
21. The Violinaires - Remember What Day It Is
22. The Staple Singers - Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
23. Ernest Franklin - I’m Going To Have A Merry Christmas
24. J. Hines And The Boys - A Funky Xmas To You
25. The Jive Turkeys - Get Down Santa
26. Vessie Simmons - Xmas Party Rap
27. Ray Harris and The Fusion Experience - Soulful Christmas
28. The Soulful Strings - Sleigh Ride
29. Diplomats Of Solid Sound - Let It Snow
30. Snoopy’s Christmas - Christmas Candy
31. Nancy Lee - Xmas Commercial Blues
32. Delilah - Once Every Year (Soul Version)
33. Billy Watkins - Merry Christmas To God
34. Jimmy Mccracklin - Christmas Time (Pt. I)
35. Bobby Allen And The Exceptions - Lonely Christmas Tears
36. Louis Armstrong - Here Is My Heart For Christmas
37. Bobby Allen And The Exceptions - Please Santa (Bring My Baby Back To Me)
38. Bill Cosby - Merry Christmas Mama (Vocal)
39. Joseph Washington, Jr. - Watcha Gonna Bring Me
40. Don Smith - Black Christmas
41. The Soulful Strings - Jingle Bells
42. Joseph Washington, Jr. - Shopping
Total time : 65:44

Notes : tracks 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 31, 35, 40, and 40 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol II' just released on Tramp Records. Check it out here.

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Jan Kohlmeyer
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links
Funky Christmas : official | facebook | soundcloud
DJ Jan Kohlmeyer : official | youtube
Tramp Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | kudos (UK distribution) | parisdjs
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_III_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:42 AM

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix II for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-12-11

To be honest, Christmas music on earthly radio seems to be the worst in the Milky Way. Just imagine an alien picking up our radio waves on his journey through the galaxy - what would he think of our conception of Christmas music? Would he land on planet earth at all?
Of all things, this year it is planet earth that has something seasonal to offer - something the galaxy has never seen before. Galactic garden gnomes will surely have a fling to 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.2'. And all Martians will be snapping their fingers to the groove: Yuletide nerd Jan Kohlmeyer has put together another amazing collection of hip-shaking Christmas songs. Merry Christmas everybody!

Some of you remember mix 1 (still available here) that has been downloaded thousands of times(!). We asked Jan to contribute another exclusive mix for Paris DJs. Well, he gave us two more. Another 60min mix to promote Volume 1 of his CD series and an additional 60min mix featuring all of the tracks of Volume 2 of 'Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party' (to be published very soon).

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 1) :
01. Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa
02. Lou Rawls - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
03. Gary Walker - Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag)
04. Lee Rogers - You Won't Have To Wait Till Xmas
05. Detroit Junior - Christmas Day
06. Rose Graham - Black Christmas
07. Vernon Garrett With Sir Stan & The Counts - Merry Christmas Baby
08. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
09. Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System - Xmas Done Got Funky
10. Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
11. Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
12. Lefties Soul Connection - Back Door Santa
13. Short Stuff - Merry Christmas Baby
14. The Jpc Gang - Christmas Delight
15. Bill Withers - Let Us Love
16. James Brown - Signs Of Christmas
17. Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas
18. Bobby Holloway - Funky Little Drummer Boy
19. Funk Machine - Soul Santa
20. James Brown - Hey America, It’s Christmas
21. Martin Mull With The Sondra Baskin Glee Club - Santafly
22. Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin
23. Andre Williams - Christmas Wish
24. Freddy King - I Hear Jingle Bells
25. Lou Rawls - Good Time Christmas
26. James Brown - Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
27. Lou Rawls - Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
28. Ella Fitzgerald - Jingle Bells
29. B.B. King - Christmas Celebration
30. Lowell Fulsom - The Original Lonesome Christmas (Pt.I)
31. Binky Griptite - Holliday Breakdown

Notes : tracks 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, and 09 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party' released on Tramp Records. Tracks 13 and 21 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol II' just released on Tramp Records. Check it out here.

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Jan Kohlmeyer
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links
Funky Christmas : official | facebook | soundcloud
DJ Jan Kohlmeyer : official | youtube
Tramp Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | kudos (UK distribution) | parisdjs
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_II_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:01 PM

Masstropicas - Andean-Beat Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-30

Complementary to the 'What's Up With Masstropicas' interview we've just published, Mike P., the label's founder, has prepared an 'Andean-Beat Mix' of rare Peruvian tunes, to go along with a selection of photos from Peru from Limafotolibre.com. Limafotolibre has helped Masstropicas immensely with design work and also tracking down some of these old artists and composers. Their voyeuristic style & is something to be admired and revered. Please check out their site and support their fantastic work! A first selection of photos is also available on parisdjs.com

Tracklisting :
01. Los Timpanos
02. Los Sanders
03. Pintura Roja
04. Costa Azul
05. Chacalon
06. Grupo Somos
07. Los Yabar Juniors
08. Cielo Gris
09. Grupo San Lazaro
10. Los Timpanos
Total time : 32mn 40s

Credits :
Selection by Mike P. (Masstropicas)
Mix and audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Masstropicas : blogspot | discogs | lightintheattic | youtube
The masstropicas collective includes the following people: MIKE P (Masstropicas Records, MASS. US), Victor (La Cumbia de Mis Viejos, Perú), Renato (Los Chapillacs, Perú), Fokus

Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Masstropicas-Andean_Beat_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:01 PM

DJ Format - Strictly Hip Hop
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-13

With this mix we're celebrating the release of the new DJ Format & Phill Most Chill album, 'The Foremost' (reviewed in our monthly playlist). DJ Format prepared this one with love, playing two songs from the his album along with some of his favourite favourite French Hip Hop songs and of course lots of old US Hip Hop… Quite hardcore for those used to our funky sound, this one's STRICTLY HIP HOP and we're quite proud to try new things, especially since we're starting a series of Hip Hop compilations!

Tracklisting :
01. Soundsci - Lockdown
(from 'Formula 99' album, 2012 / Crate Escape) info | buy
02. The Legion - Straight Flow
(from 'Automatic Systematic' 7 inch, 2012 / Ill Adrenaline) info | buy
03. Ghostface Killah - In Tha Park feat. Black Thought
(from 'Apollo Kids' album, 2010 / Def Jam) info | buy
04. Thaione Davis & J.Sayne a.k.a. Elephant Beach - World Premier
(from 'Escape' album, 2006 / Ish) info | buy
05. Sputnik Brown - Super Ego
(from 'Three Shades Of Black ' album, 2011 / self-released) info | buy
06. Edan - Making Planets
(from 'Beauty & The Beat' album, 2005 / Lewis Recordings) info | buy
07. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - Angry Birds
(from 'The Foremost' album, 2013 / Project Blue Book) info | buy
08. Divine Styler - Microphenia feat. Styles Of Beyond
(from 'Wordpower 2: Directrix' album, 1999 / Mo' Wax) info | buy
09. MC Solaar - Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo feat. Guru (Gang Starr Remix)
(from 'Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo' 12 inch, 1991 / Polydor) info
10. Emskee - Black Boys, Baseball Caps & Beepers
(from 'The Complex Engineer' EP, 2011 / Diggers With Gratitude) info | buy
11. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - The Foremost
(from 'The Foremost' album, 2013 / Project Blue Book) info | buy
12. Kista - Livewire Feedback (Fish Remix) feat. Cappo
(from 'The Grand Emporium' album, 2013 / Soundweight) info | buy
Total time : 34mn 56s

Find all the original cover artworks from the records played in this mix on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Mix & selection by DJ Format (djformat.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
DJ Format : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: DJ_Format-Strictly_Hip_Hop.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:35 PM

Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-05

After the 'Inspirations' mix celebrating the release of Sandra Nkake's second album 'Nothing For Granted', Paris DJs are glad to welcome the lady back, along with her partner in crime Ji Dru, for a new exclusive mix, this time selecting the sounds that went through their ears while touring…

'We create, we breathe, we share music as we tour around the world, and we feed our fire with artists that thrill our senses. Here is some of the music we listen to in the bus, on a plane, in the car, in the bathroom. Creation is a state of mind, a way of living. We want to share what moved us.' - Sandra Nkake & Ji Dru.

Tracklisting :
01. Cody Chesnutt - Don’t Wanna Go The Other Way
(from 'Landing On A Hundred' album, 2012 / Vibration Vineyard) info | buy
02. Melissa Laveaux - You Don’t Even Know My Name
(from 'Dying Is A Wild Night' album, 2013 / No Format) info | buy
03. Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Dancing Girl (Terry Callier cover, free download, 2011 / Paris DJs) info/download
04. Yusef Lateef - Nubian Lady
(from 'The Gentle Giant' album, 1972 / Atlantic) info | buy
05. Elvis Costello and The Roots - Wake Me Up
(from 'Wise Up Ghost' album, 2013 / Blue Note) info | buy
06. Leon Parker - Calling Out
(from 'Belief' album, 1996 / Columbia) info
07. Laura Mvula - Green Garden
(from 'Sing To The Moon' album, 2013 / RCA Victor) info | buy
08. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
(from 'Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown' album, 1954 / EmArcy) info | buy
09. Art Melody feat. High Priest (Antipop Consortium) - Future
(from 'Wogdog Blues' album, 2013 / Akwaaba Music) info/buy
10. Bettye LaVette - Just Say So
(from 'I've Got My Own Hell to Raise' album, 2005 / Anti-) info | buy
11. James Blake - Retrograde
(from 'Overgrown' album, 2013 / Atlas Recordings) info | buy
12. Mos Def - The Beggar
(from 'The New Danger' album, 2004 / Rawkus) info | buy
13. Franck Ocean - Super Rich Kids
(from 'Channel Orange' album, 2012 / Island Def Jam Music Group) info | buy
14. Melanie De Biasio - The Flow
(from 'No Deal' album, 2013 / PIAS) info
15. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.
(from 'The Electric Lady' album, 2013 / Wondaland) info | buy
16. Sandra Nkake - Unlucky Joe
(from 'Nothing For Granted' digital bonus tracks, 2012 / Jazz Village) info | buy
17. Ballake Sissoko - Lasidan
(from 'Tomora' album, 2005 / Label Bleu) info | buy
Total time : 66mn 25s

Find all the original cover artworks from the records played in this mix on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Mix & selection by Sandra Nkake & Ji Dru
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Photo by Benjamin Colombel (flickr)

Links :
Info on Sandra Nkake's album "Nothing For Granted" on jazzvillagemusic.com
Free 'Inspirations' mix to download on parisdjs.com
Sandra Nkake : official | blogspot | facebook | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Ji Dru : facebook | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Sandra_Nkake_and_Ji_Dru-Journey.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:24 PM