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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Some people just stream. Some take a subscription to a streaming service and they feel they have all the music they need at their disposal, anytime. One thing's for sure, they're passing on the cool free music downloads we're hunting for this series of selections. Those are often special tracks, mashups, remixes aiming towards DJs or to showcase some music skills; to which we try to add a vast batch of fresh new singles just coming out of the oven, and tracks picked for some cool festivals' mixtapes. The "free" music model is an ever-expanding business so this series of mixes is for the moment an ongoing, unlimited one, and, as usual, every one of the tunes played here is available separately on the web (check the links in the tracklisting), so we're proud to be able to say once more that some of the best things in life are free!

We open with a bootie from producer Sam Redmore (who's just liberated all his mashups on Bandcamp!), blending a classic hip hop tune from NYC duo Dead Prez with a roots reggae production from Israeli hip hop stars Subliminal & Chulu. A mashup by Birmingham DJ Sam Redmore, who's just put out a slew of free remixes on his bandcamp page. We checked all those and picked another bootleg that'll appear later on in this mix, with the a capella of a neo-standard from Missy Elliott over a cumbia groove by NYC producers/DJs Greenwood Rhythm Coalition (check their 2011 Paris DJs guest mix)…

Things then get trippy on a jazz tip, with Los Angeles band Buyepongo doing an interpretation and homage to Mulatu Astake, before going into deep hip hop beats from Belgian producer Poldoore, reworking Bill Withers' classic 'Ain't No Sunshine', and a reverse action turn, with rhymes from San Diego rapper Real J. Wallace over a Lee Fields & The Expressions instrumental.

A cut 'n'roll and starts the 3rd single from The Suffers, a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul with pop and latin percussion. A cumbia/hip hop Sam Redmore mashup later and begins a new… Monophonics deep soul tune! The San Francisco psychedelic funk band is on fire on the web these days, with free singles on Bandcamp, live tunes on soundcloud and more… They have a new album coming out soon and it's cool to see them keeping on sharing and caring that much. Love this band.

Picking a tune from the just released 'Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space' blending 90s NYC hip hop with Beatles samples wasn't easy. The Edan one is heavy shit and quite respectful of the psychedelic hip hop master previous works. Things get even heavier right after, with some Afro-Balkanese funk from Brooklyn's Breakdown Brass band, recorded at Dunham Studios by Thomas Brenneck! Damn cool and a free download just like all the other tunes in this mix!!

Let's keep on getting nuts, with a mad disco rap from Gift of Gab and Raashan Ahmad, extracted from the just released Motown versus Quannum remix project 'MoQuannum: Soul To Sole'; with a funk rock cover of Babe Ruth's 'The Mexican' by the GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine); with a new latin dancefloor rework by Boston-based duo Whiskey Barons

Tim Love Lee and Shawn Lee follow, with cinematic funk taken from their 'New York Trouble' project based on KPM 1970s LPs. We then take a stroll to one of our favorite Afro blogs, Orogod, with a 45 from Sierra Leone musician/singer/songwriter Bunny Mack, and his classic 1979 disco hit 'Let Me Love You'. This one's never gets old.

Finally, we close this show with some Canadian funk and a tune extracted from the gritty, live-recorded 'Dirt On The Floor EP' from The Soul Motivators in Toronto, Ontario. And we'll be back with a new eclectic selection of free tunes in a month or two, of course!

Tracklisting :
01. Dead Prez vs Chulu & Subliminal - Hip Hop (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'All Tracks' compilation, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on samredmore.bandcamp.com]
02. Buyepongo - Mulatu Para Ti
(from 'Maestros' 7 inch, 2015 / Soul Fiesta)
[free download on soundcloud.com/buyepongo]
03. Poldoore - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Ain't No Sunshine' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on poldoore.bandcamp.com]
04. Real J Wallace vs. Lee Fields & The Expressions - King Jaffe
(from 'Martin Fields' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on realjwallace.bandcamp.com]
05. The Suffers - Make Some Room
(from 'Make Some Room' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on noisetrade.com]
06. Missy Elliott vs Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Work It En Cumbia (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'All Tracks' compilation, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on samredmore.bandcamp.com]
07. Monophonics - My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin
(from 'My Heart Cries' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on monophonics.bandcamp.com]
08. Edan vs The Beatles - Hello Hello
(from 'An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space' mixtape, 2015 / self-released)
[free download link on parisdjs.com]
09. Breakdown Brass - The Horseman
(from 'The Horseman' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on breakdownbrass.bandcamp.com]
10. Gift Of Gab vs Jackson 5 - Fortitude Dancing Machine feat. Raashan Ahmad (Guillermo Chiapa Mashup)
(from 'MoQuannum: Soul To Sole' compilation, 2015 / The Goodwill Projects)
[free download on thegoodwillprojects.bandcamp.com]
11. The GZA - The Mexican feat. Tom Morello
(from 'The Mexican' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/therealgza]
12. Los Kenton - Triunfare (bogart's Whiskey Barons rework)
(from 'Triunfare' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/whiskeybarons]
13. Tim Love Lee/Shawn Lee - High Five Shake Down
(from 'Best Of 2014' compilation, 2015 / Tummy Touch)
[free download on tummytouchrecords.bandcamp.com]
14. Bunny Mack - Let Me Love You
(from 'Let Me Love You' 12 inch, 1979 / Rokel)
[free download on orogod.blogspot.fr]
15. The Soul Motivators - Aftermath
(from 'Aftermath' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soulmotivators.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 59mn 32s

All the original cover artworks from 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1967 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-02-10

1967 was the year of the summer of love and of The Beatles' masterpiece 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band' (and of course many other great records). With acid, musicians experienced what it took Tibetan monks 20 years to obtain, opening the doors of perception in 20 minutes. On the covers front, though, things just slowly started to venture into psychedelic waters, as you'll hear in this selection.

Opener is another surprising version of the 'Fever' classic. There's so many it's always very cool to stumble upon a very original one. Larry Williams & Johnny Watson's bluesy jazz guitar take with big band horns arrangements counts as one of those. Allen Toussaint's 'Get out Of My Life Woman' had been heavily covered too. Here's a Mike Bloomfield-ish version by US band The New Apocalypse, with nice horns, loud drums, clean bass, pulsating organ, breaks and a cool "funk-rock" appeal. We then go into the huge Bobby Hebb 'Sunny', and a previously unissued version from The Temptations' singer Dennis edwards, released last year through Ace Records.

Now let's talk a bit about The Sweet Inspirations, covering here the Wilson Pickett tune 'Don't Fight It'. The gospel-soul band sang backup for Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Esther Phillips and a few others. Their 1967 album is the shit, great tune after great tune, don't hesitate to go diggin' for this one. You can also grab 'The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus' compilation released last year on double CD for a more global overview… The 'Get Out Of My Way' by Joe Torres which follows isn't a cover, but its infectious Latin machismo is one we couldn't pass on.

Our love of Jamaica got us to pick the rocksteady gem 'Perfidia' by Phyllis Dillon, produced by Duke Reid at Treasure Isle, a perfect breather in the middle of this mix, before getting seriously funky once again with heavy soul from Etta James, covering Sonny & Cher's classic 'I Got You Babe', with the groovy combo from Cincinnati Dee Felice Trio, and their soulful pop rendition of The Lovin Spoonful's 'Summer In The City', or with a calypso take on the Jimmy Castor Bunch's 'Hey Leroy'!

A 1967 King Curtis original, 'Memphis soul Stew', is presented here in a totally different version, recorded live a few years later with a stellar crew of musicians. Because we like tweaking with our own concepts a bit… and felt the irresistible live version is superior than the original, despite what The Guardian says (see here). Not many people read the texts that go along with mp3s anyway, so whatever.

Getting back on the 1967 cover songs track, we've found a furious 'Uptight' (Stevie Wonder) by Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, and a tight and funky instrumental version of 'Unchain My Heart' by flutist Herbie Mann, to close this latest chapter in our big books of covers. See you soon for 1968?

Tracklisting :
01. Larry Williams and Johnny Watson - Fever
(from 'Two For The Price Of One' album, 1967 / Okeh)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The New Apocalypse - Get Outta' My Life Woman
(from' Stainless Soul' album, 1967 / MTA)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Dennis Edwards - Sunny
(recorded 1967, from 'The Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding Rare and Unissued Motown 1965-68' compilation, 2014)
BOBBY HEBB cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Sweet Inspirations - Don't Fight It
(from 'The Sweet inspirations' album, 1967 / Atlantic)
STEVE CROPPER/WILSON PICKET Pickett cover, more info on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett
05. Joe Torres - Get Out Of My Way
(from 'Latino Con Soul' album, 1967 / World Pacific)
JOE TORRES/RIC DESILVA original, more info on allmusic
06. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
(from 'Perfidia' 7 inch, 1967 / Treasure Isle)
ALBERTO DOMÍNGUEZ/MILTON LEEDS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Etta James - I Got You Babe
(from 'Call My Name' album, 1967 / Cadet)
SONNY and CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Dee Felice Trio - Summer In The City
(from 'In Heat' album, 1967 / Bethlehem)
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Honeyboy Martin - Hey Leroy
(from 'Hey Leroy' 7 inch, Treasure Isle, 1967; taken from 'Slates, Plates and Acetates' compilation, 2013)
JIMMY CASTOR cover, more info on wikipedia
10. King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew
(originally released in 1967, taken from 'Live At Fillmore West' album, 1971 / Atlantic)
KING CURTIS original, more info on wikipedia
11. Jackie Wilson And Count Basie - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
(from 'For Your Precious Love' 7 inch, 1967 / Brunswick)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Herbie Mann - Unchain My Heart
(from 'Glory Of Love' album, 1967 / CTI)
BOBBY SHARP cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 40mn 02s

All the original cover artworks from 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1966 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-02-04

1966 it is, there's war in Vietnam leading to inflation, race riots increasing in America's cities, a space race between the US and the USSR to be the first to step on the moon. Carnaby Street in London rules fashion, the swinging sixties start to be replaced by a growing flower power. Bands such as Beatles, Monkees, Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Rolling Stones or Simon and Garfunkel are among the most popular ones. Pop, jazz, soul, funk, reggae or latin music walk in one another's shoes without any hesitation anymore, as you'll hear in this 40mn mixed selection of covers released or recorded in 1966…

Tracklisting :
01. Georgie Fame - Sitting In The Park
(from 'Get Away' album, 1966 / Imperial)
BILLY STEWART cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black
(from 'Paint It Black' album, 1966 / Cadet)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Gabor Szabo - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(from 'Spellbinder' album, 1966 / Verve)
SONNY BONO/CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Esther Phillips - Fever
(from 'Try Me' 7 inch, 1966 / Atlantic, taken from the 1986 'Set Me Free' compilation)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Manfred Mann - I Got You Babe
(from 'Instrumental Asylum' 7 inch, 1966 / His Master's Voice)
SONNY and CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. John Schroeder And Orchestra - Get Out Of My Life Woman
(from 'Working In The Soul Mine' album, 1966 / Piccadilly)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Prince Buster - My Girl
(from 'My Girl' 7 inch, 1966 / Blue Beat)
SMOKEY ROBINSON/RONALD WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. The Otis And Carla Band - Tramp [Instrumental]
(recorded 1966, from 'Super Breaks' compilation, 1999 / BGP)
LOWELL FULSON cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Gaylads - Stop Making Love
(from 'Stop Making Love' 7 inch, 1966 / Coxsone)
HOLLAND/DOZIER/HOLLAND cover ('It's the Same Old Song'), more info on wikipedia
10. The Dynatones - Hold On, I'm Coming
(from 'The Fife Piper' album, 1966 / Hanna-Barbera)
ISAAC HAYES/DAVID PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Joe Swift's Internationals - Boo-Ga-Loo Party
(from 'Boo-Ga-Loo Party' 7 inch, 1966 / Onacrest)
A tune sounding like a blend of 'Harlem Shuffle' with a James Brown song…
12. Sandy Nelson - Uptight
(from 'In Beat' album, 1966 / Imperial)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Waltel Branco - Peter Gunn
(from 'Mancini Também É Samba' album, 1966 / Mocambo)
HENRI MANCINI cover, more info on wikipedia
14. The Soulsetters - Out Of Sight
(from 'Cecil, the Unwanted French Fry' 7 inch, 1966 / Onacrest)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
15. Trax Four - I'm Coming Home Baby
(from 'Wingding Party!!!' album, 1966 / Ace Of Clubs)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 39mn 55s

All the original cover artworks from 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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_7-1966.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06 PM

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-01-25

The year this time is 1965, we're right in the middle of the 1960s. Frank Herbert puts out the first volume of his 'Dune' masterpiece, the Mary Quant-designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the decade, Beatles & Stones are so big, while The Grateful Dead with lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco. On the covers front, we've picked a selection of a dozen tracks released or recorded during the year 1965 and you can expect jazz, beat, R&B, latin jazz, surf rock, blues and soul grooviness all along. We're only reaching the first 10% of this huge project (which consists in doing yearly mixes of covers songs, starting in 1960 and ending today), so stay connected for 1966 is coming soon!

Tracklisting :
01. Gary McFarland - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(from 'The In Sound' album, 1966 / Verve, recorded august 1965)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Wild Bill Davis - Hit The Road Jack
(from 'Free, Frantic And Funky' album, 1965 / RCA)
PERCY MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water
(from 'The Sound Of 65' album, 1965 / Columbia)
Traditional made famous by THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO, more info on wikipedia
04. The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
(from 'Keep On Running' 7 inch, 1965 / Fontana)
JACKIE EDWARDS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ann Mason featuring Little Mac & The Boss Sounds - You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)
(from 'In The Midnight Hour' 7 inch, 1955 / Atlantic)
WILSON PICKETT/STEVE CROPPER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley
(from 'Animal Tracks' album, 1965 / MGM)
ERIC BURDON's humorous history of rock'n'roll from its humble beginnings up to mid-1964
07. Willie Mitchell - Twine Time
(from 'It's Dance-Time' album, 1965 / Hi Records)
ANDRE WILLIAMS/VERLIE RICE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Herbie Mann - Jungle Fantasy
(from 'Latin Mann (Afro To Bossa To Blues)' album, 1965 / Columbia)
ESY MORALES cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans - Pipeline
(from 'Beat! Beat! Beat! Vol.2' album, 1965 / King)
THE CHANTAYS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mitty Collier - My Babe
(from 'Shades Of A Genius' album, 1965 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
11. J. J. Johnson - No Particular Place To Go
(from 'Goodies' album, 1966 / RCA - recorded 1965)
CHUCK BERRY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Brown - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf ?
(from 'Grits & Soul' album, 1965 / Smash)
JIMMY SMITH cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 35mn 12s

All the original cover artworks from 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised nearly 4000€ to press a new vinyl LP, it was kinda obvious to balance our karma and offer a new mix in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web. So, what's the best way to start a mix or a compilation? A Brownout tune, of course! We've found a rare Rock-Funk-Latin-Psych cover of The Beatles by our friends from the Paris-Austin Connection, this just perfect. What else? Well there's plenty more… starting with onljoe, a dub/reggae act from the UK we discovered thanks to the Ghostwriterz guest mix last november, and a dub from their latest (free) single by pioneering UK dub producer/selector Nick Manasseh. More dub vibes are next with melodica specialist Art-X from Tours, France, soon followed by an extract from the latest Grant Phabao free EP, featuring Jamaican deejay Reggie Stepper - marvelous and with great dynamics! We then head towards South America, with the addictive Brazilian hip hop/folk from Lucas Santtana, trippy psychedelic cumbia from Bareto in Lima, Peru, and a cool remix of Seu Jorge by Captain Planet… before going geographically nuts in a La Sono Mondiale manner, with some afrobeat recorded in one day in Cologne, Germany by Shareholder Tom, with Los Angeles-based rapper Malkovich voicing the famous 'Make It Fast Make It Slow' from late 70s Ghanean artist Rob, with mashups of Orgone with Jay-Z or Rjd2 with Common!! Pfffeeeww what a trip. Third and final part of the mix is more roots, with some organ funk from Soule Monde, American soul from Monophonics, UK folk jazz from Sara Mitra and, to close this selection on a light note, some loveable pop/folk from Nashville combo Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Every one of those tunes is available separately on the web (check the links in the tracklisting), because some of the best things in life are free, right?

Tracklisting :
01. Brownout feat. Alex Marrero - Tomorrow Never Knows
(from 'All ATX Vol 2: British Invasion' compilation, 2014 / Waterloo)
[free download on kutx.org]
02. onlyjoe - Hold Me (Manasseh Dub)
(from 'Hold Me' digital single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on onlyjoe.bandcamp.com]
03. Art-X - Melodica We Love
(from 'Style Ah Style' digital EP, 2014 / Brigante)
[free download on soundcloud.com/jeepman]
04. Grant Phabao & Reggie Stepper - I Came, I Saw, I Conquered
(from 'Reggae Specials Vol.6 - Jamaican Icons' digital EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
[free download on parisdjs.bandcamp.com]
05. Lucas Santtana - Não Tenho Medo Não
(from 'Afrobrasilidades em 78 rpm' digital compilation, 2014 / Goma-Laca)
[free download on goma-laca.com]
06. Bareto - La Voz Del Sinchi
(from 'Untitled' upcoming album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on bareto.net]
07. Seu Jorge - Mania de Peitão (Captain Planet Bootleg)
(from 'Mania de Peitão' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dj-captain-planet]
08. Shareholder Tom - African Beauty
(from 'One Day Songs (2014-2015)' album, 2015 / Büro.9 Music)
[free download on buero9.bandcamp.com]
09. Malkovich Music - Ambition
(from 'Pre-Boarding' album, 2014 / LABEL)
[free download on malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com]
10. Orgone - Nasty Hats vs. Jay Z - 99 Problems
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
11. RJD2 - Ghostwriter vs. Common - The Light
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
12. Soule Monde - Billy Martin
(from 'Soule Monde Free Download Sampler', 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soulemonde.com]
13. Monophonics - I'd Be Nowhere Today
(from 'I'd Be Nowhere Today' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on monophonics.bandcamp.com]
14. Sara Mitra - The Secret Sorrow of a Travelling Man
(from 'Baltimore Oriole' digital EP, 2014 / Impossible Ark)
[free download on impossiblearkrecords.bandcamp.com]
15. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - I Love You I Do
(from 'Good Light' album, 2014 / Good Time)
[free download on noisetrade.com/drewholcomb]
Total time : 47mn 45s

All the original cover artworks from 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


Rob Luis - Electronic Deepness
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-01-08

Tru Thoughts Recordings A&R Robert Luis introduces this exclusive mix as "A deep selection of tunes on an electronic tip. One to zone out to."… This is the final chapter of Paris DJs' celebration of the Brighton label's 15th anniversary in four parts, after mixes from Ghost Writerz, Lost Midas, Nostalgia 77. We're very glad to invite Rob, the man's been an inspiration for many years, and his label has always been very supportive of our work for more than a decade. We wish him 15 more years of great music, Happy 15th anniversary Tru Thoughts!! (and thanks to Ben Hito for those cool artworks!)

Tracklisting :
01. The Seshen - The Fall
(from 'Unravel EP' digital single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. Polaroid 85 - Daydreamer
(from 'Fuzzy Mornings EP' free digital single, 2011 / Reel Me Records)
03. Jonny Faith - Zheng
(from 'Zheng' digital single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
04. Mala - Alicia
(from 'Alicia' 12 inch, 2014 / no label)
05. Dub Phizix and Skeptical - Deeper Love
(from 'Platinum Breakz 4' compilation, 2014 / Metalheadz)
06. Leon Vynehall - Inside The Deku Tree
(from 'Music For The Uninvited' album, 2014 / 3024 Records)
07. Lost Midas - Archetype Forgotten
(from 'Off The Course' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
08. Gunjan - Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil feat. Bally Sagoo
(from 'Bindiya Chamke Gi' album, 2004 / Ishq Records)
Total time : 34mn55s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Rob Luis
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Rob Luis : official | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Rob_Luis-Electronic_Deepness.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:03 PM

Djouls - Sweet Little Paris DJs Boy
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-24

Christmas without a funky Paris DJs mix isn't the same. For this selection we've picked a few friends, of course: the eternal Shawn Lee, the unstoppable Laura Vane and the amazingly unique Super Hi-Fi, who all put out a groovy xmas album or single those last years. Then there's the annual Daptone Records holiday single, from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings this year. We added two gems from The Blind Boys Of Alabama, one featuring the great Mavis Staples on guest vocals and the much-adored keybards king John Medeski on Hammond B3 organ, and another lifted from their recent xmas album with Taj Mahal. James Brown is here too. The man left us on a christmas day a few years back so we can't pass on having Papa James featured with a soulful xmas song. A surprising P-Funk soul/blues thang appears too, from Southern Soul artists Tyree Neal, Adrian Bagher and Pokey, under the Louisiana Soul Brothas guise, and we close the mix on a reggae tip… Happy holidays everyone!!

Tracklisting :
01. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Just Another Christmas Song
(from 'Just Another Christmas Song' 7 inch, 2014 / Daptone)
02. The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Born In Bethlehem feat. Mavis Staples
(from 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' album, 2003 / Real World)
03. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Little Town of Bethlehem
(from 'A Very Ping Pong Christmas' album, 2007 / Ubiquity)
04. James Brown - Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer)
(from 'A Soulful Christmas' album, 1968 / King)
05. The BlueBeaters - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(from 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' free download, 2014 / Record Kicks)
(Record Kicks, 2014)
06. Laura Vane and The Vipertones - Christmas Day with Me
(from 'A Very Unique Christmas' compilation, 2014 / Unique)
07. Blind Boys Of Alabama and Taj Mahal - Merry Christmas!
(from 'Talkin' Christmas' album, 2014 / Sony)
08. The Louisiana Blues Brothas - Santa Was a Freak Like Me
(from 'Yes This Is What I Call Southern Soul Xmas' compilation, 2014 / Music Access Inc)
09. Eek-A-Mouse - Christmas A Come
(from 'Christmas A Come' 12 inch, 2014 / VP Records)
10. Super Hi-Fi - Auld Lang Syne
(from 'Yule Analog, Vol.1' album, 2014 / self-released)
Total time : 31mn34s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter

Direct download: Djouls-Sweet_Little_Paris_DJs_Boy.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:50 PM

Nostalgia 77 - Jazz d'Outre-Manche
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-06

You've already heard him on this podcast. UK Jazz master Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77 is back with "a mixture of music from the Nostalgia 77 family", as he described it. This is the third volume of Paris DJs' celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary in four parts - after Ghost Writerz 'Sharp And Ready Selection', Lost Midas 'Elysium Mix', and before an exclusive new mix from Rob Luis

Don't forget to check Nostalgia 77' brand new album 'Measures' here...

Tracklisting :
01. Nostalgia 77 and The Monster - Thoughts For Geoff
(from 'Measures album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. Jamie Cullum and Nostalgia 77 - Out Of This World
(from 'Interlude' album, 2014 / Island)
03. Alex Hawkins Trio - One Tree
(unreleased? more info on the artist site)
04. Nostalgia 77 and The Monster - Skeletons (Prince Fatty Dub)
(from In The Kingdom Of Dub' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
05. Sara Mitra - Baltimore Oriol
(from Losing You' album, 2015 / Impossible Ark)
06. Smokey Angle Shades - Mean to Me
(from 'Shades Of Joy album, 2015 / Impossible Ark)
Total time : 29mn46s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nostalgia 77
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Nostalgia 77 : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | junodownload | parisdjs | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Nostalgia_77-Jazz_d_Outre-Manche.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:35 PM

Lost Midas - Elysium Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-06

'This mix consists of songs and bands I've been listening to while working on my next record, in addition to a few originals. The selections here emote a kind of melancholy nostalgia. I named it "Elysium" after a mural painting in my recording studio by LA artist Norman Zammitt. It's a beautiful gradient color spectrum that looks like an endless sunset and to me reflects the vibe of this mix.' - Jason Trikakis (aka Lost Midas)

This is the second volume of Paris DJs' celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary in four parts - after Ghost Writerz 'Sharp And Ready Selection' and before exclusive new mixes from Nostalgia 77 and Rob Luis

Don't forget to check Lost Midas' brand new single 'Dream Of Me' here...

Tracklisting :
01. Animal Collective - On a Highway
(from 'Fall Be Kind' EP, 2009 / Domino)
02. Lost Midas - Love Undone (feat. Taylor O'Donnell)
(from 'Off The Course' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
03. Les Sins - Grind
(from 'Grind' 12 inch, 2013 / Jiaolong)
04. Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
(from 'Amanaemonesia' 7 inch, 2011 / Terrible)
05. Com Truise - Brokendate
(from 'Galactic Melt' album, 2013 / Ghostly International)
06. Lost Midas - Head Games (feat. Audris)
(from 'Head Games' single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
07. Neon Indian - Polish Girl
(from 'Era Extraña album, 2011 / Static Tongues)
08. Crystal Castles - Magic Spells
(from 'Crystal Castles album, 2008 / Different Recordings)
09. Washed Out - New Theory
(from 'Life Of Leisure album, 2009 / Mexican Summer)
10. Best Coast - Crazy for You
(from 'Crazy for You album, 2010 / Mexican Summer)
11. Caribou - Can't Do Without You
(from 'Our Love album, 2014 / City Slang)
12. Lost Midas - Dream Of Me
(from 'Dream Of Me' single, 2015 / Tru Thoughts)
Total time : 29mn43s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Lost Midas
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Lost Midas : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Lost_Midas-Elysium_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:39 AM

Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-30

While a majority of labels shift their focus on reissues (with no production costs) and live bands (with a simple old school business model: touring and selling merch), there still are a few out there who do the real job: digging "in the now", finding, signing new artists and releasing new productions. Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts is one of those and it's already been going on for 15 years now… Reason enough for Paris DJs to celebrate the label's 15th anniversary, by inviting four of their artists to do an exclusive mix, starting with UK Sound System Culture sensation Ghost Writerz. The duo is the first signing of Tru Thoughts brand new sub-label Sharp and Ready, designed to spotlight the "new wave" of artists on the UK sound system scene...

"Sharp And Ready is the Sound System Culture arm of Tru Thoughts recordings. A platform for the New Wave of UK Sound System Culture, a coalescing of influences and heritage - from Reggae through Hip Hop and Jungle - and the distinct sonic and societal markers of our time, into something wholly new, carried forward by a growing contingent of passionate, talented artists and brought to you by one of the UK's most respected independent labels." (sharpandready.com)

Besides Quantic and DJ Vadim, this mix was for us a source of a lot of new discoveries. Paris DJs is, obviously, based in Paris, and we don't have any (other) media about groovy music over here in France so it's hard to find out about new bands. The reggae/dub/soundsystem scene has always been big in the UK, but it has been years if not decades since it started getting THAT interesting again. This mix sets things right. We've added many links (see below) for all the artists featured here, don't hesitate to go check their streams and social pages if you like what your hear… and be sure to be back next week for the second part of this quadrilogy of mixes celebrating Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary!

Tracklisting :
01. Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead
(from 'Magnetica' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. onlyjoe feat. Ghost Writerz - Forever More (Revolution Riddim)
(from 'Forever More' free download single, 2014 / Unit 137)
03. G.Corp - Money Friends (Dub)
(unreleased dubplate / 2014 / Unit 137)

04. DJ Vadim feat. YT, RTKAL, Jago, Kosher and G.O.L.D. - Nah Join (Ghost Writerz Remix)
(forthcoming on BBE Music)
05. Simian Frenzy - Ill Not Sick feat. Rodney P (Skitz and The Sea Refix)
(from 'Ill Not Sick' digital single, 2014 / Functional)
06. Ed West feat. RTKAL and Serocee - Frost
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)
07. Ghost Writerz - Back It Up feat. Shiffa Dan and G.O.L.D.
(from 'Back It Up' digital single, 2014/ Tru Thoughts)
08. G.O.L.D feat. Ghost Writerz - Slow Wind
(unreleased dubplate, 2014)

09. Ghost Writerz - Back It Up (Aries and Gold Dubs Remix)
(from 'Back It Up' digital single, 2014/ Tru Thoughts)
10. Pete Cannon feat. Ghost Writerz - How We Living
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)

11. Zico - Murder (prod. by Ghost Writerz)
(unreleased dubplate, 2014)
12. Sleepy Time Ghost feat. Bahia - Feel (Hylu Remix)
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)
Total time : 30mn

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected, mixed and mastered by Ghost Writerz
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
DJ Vadim : official | official | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Ed West : facebook | soundcloud
G.Corp : bandcamp | facebook | twitter
Ghost Writerz : official | facebook | soundcloud | tru-thoughts | twitter
G.O.L.D. : soundcloud | twitter
Lionbeat : facebook | soundcloud | twitter
onlyjoe : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Pete Cannon : bandcamp | soundcloud | twitter
Quantic : official | bandcamp | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Sharp and Ready : official | twitter
Sleepy Time Ghost : facebook | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Unit 137 : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Zico : facebook | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Ghost_Writerz-Sharp_And_Ready_Selection.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:04 PM