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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985 1986 1987 Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol 26
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 and 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-06-13

We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to everyone following this series of mixes of cover songs all recorded or released the same year, but there's no much sense in keeping on digging for many more months through mid-1980s music, while there's so much quality music from other periods… Which is why we've decided to hurry things up a little bit, with a mix gathering covers released between 1985 and 1987. Hope you'll like it!

Tracklisting :
01. John Zorn - The Sicilian Clan
(from 'The Big Gundown' album, 1986 / Nonesuch)
ENNIO MORRICONE cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Big Daddy - Billie Jean
(from 'Meanwhile… Back In The States' album, 1985 / Rhino)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Admiral Bailey & Chaka Demus - One Scotch
(from 'Prince Jammy Presents Vol.1' compilation, 1986 / Live and Love)
AMOS MILBURN cover, more info on wikipedia
04. White Mice - It's A Shame
(from 'It's A Shame' 12 inch, 1987 / Intelitec Muzik)
Deadly digital reggae, more info on basicchannel
05. Kamille - Days of Pearly Spencer
(from 'Days Of Pearly Spencer' 12 inch, 1987 / Ariola)
DAVID MCWILLIAMS cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Afrika Bambaataa & Family - Bambaataa's Theme
(from 'Bambaataa's Theme' 12 inch, 1986 / WEA)
JOHN CARPENTER "Assault on Precinct 13" cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sylvester - Living for the City
(from 'Mutual Attraction' 1986 / Warner Bros.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
(from 'Unlimited!' album, 1988 / Reprise)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Juan Luis Guerra Y 4.40 - Dame
(from 'Mudanza Y Acarreo' LP, 1985 / Karen)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Art Ensemble of Chicago - Zombie
(from 'Ancient To The Future: Dreaming Of The Masters Series Vol.1' album, 1987 / DIW)
FELA cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Doc Watson & Taj Mahal - Johnny Too Bad
(from 'A Prairie Home Companion' album, 1986 / bootleg)
THE SLICKERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 40mn 10s

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 | discogs | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol 25
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.25
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-30

1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in music… Out of the 12 tracks we picked here, two were already released in 1982 on small labels or pressings, and one was recorded live in Japan in 1983, so we're cheating a little bit. But the point is to make this mix of covers from 1984 enjoyable to the ears, right? It doesn't really matter, we found our way with some colorful doo-wop, reggae, blues, gospel, new-wave, p-funk, jazz and hip hop cover songs all from records released in 1984! Next week-end we should host a new Afrotropik mix from Loik and the next one we'll put up the follow-up to this yearly series, while every day of the week we'll release a new musical T-shirt in our "Wearplay" series, so stay connected!

Tracklisting :
01. The Persuasions - You Can Have Her
(from 'No Frills' album, 1984 / Rounder)
BILL COOK cover, charted by Roy Hamilton in 1961, Sam Neely in 1974, it has also been recorded by Elvis Presley, more info on wikipedia
02. Winston Curtis - Be Thankful ( For What You've Got )
(from 'Be Thankful' 12 inch, 1984 / World International)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Sister Carol - Jah Is Mine
(from 'Black Cinderella' album, 1984 / Jah Life)
MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Delroy Wilson - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'Worth Your Weight In Gold' album, 1984 / Burning Sounds)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny Adams - I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
(from 'From The Heart' album, 1984 / Rounder)
ANN PEEBLES cover, written by Al Jackson Jr. & Timothy Matthews, more info on wikipedia
06. The Staple Singers - Slippery People
(from 'Turning Point' album, 1984 / Private I)
TALKING HEADS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Flying Lizards - Sex Machine
(from 'Top Ten' album, 1984 / Statik)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger - Midnight Hour
(from 'The Saga Continues…' album, 1984 / Warner Bros.)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Screamin' Tony Baxter - Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)
(from 'Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)' 12 inch, 1984 / 4th & Broadway)
JAMES BROWN tribute, more info on wikipedia
10. The Rock Steady Crew - It's Just Begun
(from 'Ready For Battle' album, 1984 / Charisma)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Saâda Bonaire - Funky Way
(from 'You Could Be More As You Are' 12 inch, 1984 / EMI)
J.J. CALE "Ride Me High" cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Mal Waldron - Suicide Is Painless
(from 'Breaking New Ground' album, 1984 / Eastwind)
JOHNNY MANDEL & MIKE ALTMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 50s

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 | discogs | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Cultures of Soul - African Music of all Diasporas
Cultures Of Soul
- African Music of All Diasporas - Crate Digging Around The World Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-03-20

Following up on their 2015 West Indies Vintage Funk mix, American label Cultures Of Soul are back on our podcast with a new episode in the series, this time expanding its Carribean crate-digging mission with US Jazz and African grooves: African music of all diasporas!

Featured in this mix, a track extracted from Cultures Of Soul's latest release, SJOB Movement's 2nd album "Friendship Train" from 1977, reissued with help from Uchenna Ikonne (Comb & Razor). The band incorporated at the time Moog synthesizers sounds to their afro beat formula and the recipe became even tastier. Enjoy the mix and don't hesitate to grab the SJOB Movement LP on COS' store. We might even have a few copies at the Paris DJs private store soon...

Tracklisting :
01. Leroy Brown - Disaster
(from 'Color Barrier' album, 1981 / Makossa International) JAMAICA
02. Latapaza Band - Odi-Yoo
(from 'Maziwa Ya Chai' 7 inch, 1974 / Sirocco) KENYA
03. Clive Bradley - Party On The Block
(from 'Party On The Block' 7 inch, 197x / Ka La Loo) TRINIDAD
(available on "Beach Diggin' 3" compilation, 2015 / Heavenly Sweetness)
04. Mamo Lagbema - Love Music And Dance
(from 'Love Music And Dance' 7 inch, 19xx / Mamo Disque) TOGO
(available on "Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979" compilation, 2011 / Analog Africa)
05. The Rwenzori's - Handsome Boy (E Wara) Part 1
(from 'Handsome Boy (E Wara)' 7 inch, 1974 / Editions Makossa) KENYA
(available on "Africafunk: Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa" compilation, 2000 / Harmless)
06. Gary Bartz NTU Troop ‎– Drinking Song
(from 'Harlem Bush Music: Taifa' album, 1971 / Milestone) USA
07. Lantei Lamptey - Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)
(from 'Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)' 7 inch, 1974 / African Music Explosion) GHANA
08. SJOB Movement - Halleluyah!!
(from 'Friendship Train' album, 1977 / EMI) NIGERIA
(Reissued by Cultures of Soul in 2017)
09. The Maytones - Stop Way
(from 'Maytones Greatest Hits' album, 1977 / GG's) JAMAICA
10. Lenky Roy - Set Me Free
(from 'Set Me Free' 7 inch, 198x / Youth Promotion) JAMAICA
11. Dennis Brown - Man Next Door
(from 'Joseph's Coat Of Many Colours' album, 1979 / D.E.B. Music) JAMAICA
Total time : 51mn 18s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Deano Sounds / Cultures of Soul
Mastered by Grant Phabao / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito / Paris DJs

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

Direct download: Cultures_of_Soul-African_Music_of_All_Diasporas.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:50am EDT


Paris DJs Soundsystem
presents Friends & Family Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-02-15

Following up where we left off with the first volume, here’s the second part of our "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We’ve left you last week with a 25-tracks selection of American friends, let’s now check out the rest of the world, with 25 more productions and reissues originating this time from Spain, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Cape Verde ! Note that most of the vinyl versions of the releases played in this mix are available for sale at the Paris DJs private record store. Check some of our stocks here and Contact us for reservations & special prices. ;-)

Tracklisting :
01. Marcus I and Tucxone Army - Babylon Press I
(from 'Inner Calling' album, 2016 / Tucxone)
02. Courtney John - Strangers
(from 'Strangers’ 7 inch, 2016 / Gee)
03. Radio Citizen - Rise (Oliver Frost Remix)
(from 'The Remixes' album, 2016 / Sonar Kollektiv)
04. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living
(from '1000 Watts' album, 2016 / Tru Thoughts)
05. Out of Nola - Flash in the Pan feat. RacecaR
(from 'West Coast BBQ' album, 2016 / Association LAMR)
06. Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers - Liquid Love
(from 'Liquid Love' album, 2016 / Agogo)
07. Muyiwa Kunnuji & Osemako - Mo Juba
(from 'Mo Juba O' album, 2016 / self-released)
08. Black Disco - Night Express
(from 'Night Express' album reissue, 2016 / Matsuli Music)
09. Papa Chango - The Son and the Snake
(from 'The Lost Moon of Bellaris' album, 2016 / self-released)
10. Hannah Williams & The Affirmations - Dazed And Confused
(from 'Late Nights & Heartbreak' album, 2016 / Record Kicks)
11. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Zoned Out feat. Emskee, Audessey & Oxygen
(from 'Got To Get Down' album, 2016 / OfficeHome)
12. Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé - Musiqawi Silt
(from 'Ethiopiques 30' album, 2017 / Heavenly Sweetness)
13. Voodoo Love Orchestra - Ghost Town
(from 'Inglorious Technicolor' album, 2016 / self-released)
14. Black Flower - Alexandria
(from 'Artifacts' album, 2016 / Sdban)
15. The New Mastersounds - The Minx
(from 'The Nashville Session' album, 2016 / One Note)
16. The Apples - The Kingdom of Halva
(from 'Dragonz' album, 2016 / self-released)
17. Jungle By Night - The Ottoman Highlands
(from 'The Traveller' album, 2016 / V2)
18. SJOB Movement - Love Affair
(from 'Friendship Train' album reissue, 2017 / Cultures of Soul)
19. Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action
(from 'Doing It in Lagos Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980's Nigeria' compilation, 2016 / Soundway)
20. Yta Jourias - Adome Nyueto
(from 'Togo Soul 70 (Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1971 to 1981)' compilation, 2016 / Hot Casa)
21. Lakuta - So Sue Us
(from 'Brothers & Sisters' album, 2016 / Tru Thoughts)
22. Manuel Gomes - Jelivrà Bo Situaçon
(from 'Synthesize the Soul - Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988' compilation, 2017 / Ostinato)
23. Pat Thomas & Marijata - We Are Coming Home
(from 'Coming Home' compilation, 2016 / Strut)
24. Arat Kilo - Wondemiye
(from 'Nouvelle Fleur' album, 2016 / self-released)
25. Bitori - Bitori Nha Bibinha
(from 'Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands)' compilation, 2016 / Analog Africa)
Total time : 126mn 10s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix and a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed & 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-Friends_and_Family_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-15

For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would be impossible to feature them all in one mix, so we stopped at 50 tunes, from 50 different artists and 50 different records. Then we sorted them out by country of origin and found out half were coming from the USA! Maybe you haven’t heard of all those bands yet. How come? It really is a mystery. Anyway we cut the selection in two halves of 25 track each, and here’s a two-hours long selection of Paris DJs’ American friends & family for you to enjoy. And of course we’ll be back soon with another two-hours platter, of many more friends from all over the rest of the world!

Tracklisting :
01. RSI-MSK - Rubicon
(from '001' 10 inch, 2016 / Drumetrics)
02. Mykal Rose - You Never Know (Moog Version)
(from 'Sidewalk Steppa' album, 2016 / Foreign Key)
03. The Echocentrics - Echo Hotel
(from 'Echo Hotel' album, 2016 / Nacional)
04. Club d'Elf - Hegaz
(from 'Live At Club Helsinki' album, 2016 / Face Pelt)
05. The Azmaris - Yekatit (Mulatu Astake cover)
(from 'Yekati' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
06. Dexter Story - Lalibela (Jeremy Sole Remix)
(from 'Wondem (Remixed)' album, 2016 / Soundway)
07. Los Terrificos - Viva La Robolucion
(from 'Go South / Vaya Pa'l Sur' album, 2016 / Peace & Rhythm)
08. Amendola vs Blades - 32nd Street
(from 'Greatest Hits' album, 2016 / SAZi)
09. The Olympians - Sirens of Jupiter
(from 'The Olympians' album, 2016 / Daptone)
10. Lettuce - 116th St.
(from 'Mt. Crushmore' 12 inch, 2016 / Lettuce)
11. Third Root - The Revolution Won't Go Viral feat. Bavu Blakes
(from 'LIBERTAD' album, 2016 / Third Root)
12. Money Chicha - Lamento en la Selva
(from 'Money Chicha' album, 2016 / Vampisoul)
13. Orgone - Meat Machin
(from 'Beyond The Sun' album, 2016 / Colemine)
14. Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)
(from 'Iron Leg' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
15. Ocote Sol Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Chico Mann & Quantic
(from 'A Pesar La Vida' 7 inch, 2016 / Wonderwheel)
16. Soul Scratch - Fireside Lounge
(from 'Pushing Fire' album, 2017 / Colemine)
17. Magic in Threes - For The Champ
(from 'IV' album, 2016 / G.E.D. Soul)
18. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Face
(from 'Out On The Coast' album, 2016 / Colemine)
19. Bosq Y La Candela All-Stars - San José 51 feat. Tempo Alomar
(from 'San José 51' album, 2016 / Candela)
20. Jungle Fire - Jambu
(from 'Jambu' album, 2017 / Nacional)
21. Hard Proof - Men of Trouble
(from 'Stinger' album, 2017 / Modern Outsider)
22. Black Market Brass - Half a Cig
(from 'Cheat and Start a Fight' album, 2016 / Secret Stash)
23. Substantial - Tony Stanza feat. Tonedeff and Marcus D
(from 'The Past Is Always Present in the Future' album, 2017 / Hipnott)
24. Orkesta Mendoza - Redoble
(from '¡Vamos A Guarachar!' album, 2016 / Glitterbeat)
25. Super Hi-Fi - Verse Chorus Verse (Doctor Sub Rmx)
(from 'Super Hi-Fi Plays Nirvana' album, 2016 / Very Special)
Total time : 102mn 42s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix and a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed & 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-Friends_and_Family_Vol_1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-30

Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year 1983, which has been finished for a couple of months already! As you can imagine, since we're approaching the middle of the 1980s, things ain't getting any easier. As a record store owner was telling us some while ago, in 1983 cheap synthesizers landed on the market, sounding as cheap as their price, eveybody started using them, so music stopped being that interesting globally. Which doesn't mean there ain't no gem to find digging the crates, only that the digging has to go deeper than before! And that's how this mix was prepared, through hours of checking releases from 1983, hoping to find interesting, rare grooves from that year, which were covers of other songs… Well we found a private pressing more than inspired by Stevie Wonder, soulful, funky or tropical covers of Weldon Irvine, Rick James, Captain Beefheart, Sly Stone, Al Green, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie, and an early Danny Elfman take on Cab Calloway which will inspire him to re-do it for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (as the "Oingo Bongo song").

Tracklisting :
01. Calvin B. Rhone - We've Come To Praise Him
(from 'Intimate Friend' album, 1983 / C.B.R.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Bernard Wright - Mr. Clean
(from 'Funky Beat' album, 1983 / Arista)
WELDON IRVINE cover, first released by RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES, more info on wikipedia
03. La Famille - All Night Long
(from 'All Night Long' 12 inch, 1983 / Sanity)
MARY JANE GIRLS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Kid Creole presents Coati Mundi - Tropical Hot Dog Night feat. Rubén Blades
(from 'Little Coati Mundi The Former 12 Year Old Genius' album, 1983 /
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Shango - Thank You
(from 'Shango Funk Theology' album, 1983 / Celluloid)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, more info on wikipedia
06. Beau Williams - Love And Happiness
(from 'Stay With Me' album, 1983 / Capitol)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Massimo Barsotti D.J.- Whole Lotta Love
(from 'Whole Lotta Love' 12 inch, 1983 / Fuzz Dance)
Led Zeppelin cover, more info on wikipedia
08. C.O.D.- In The Bottle
(from 'Let's Break - Super Disco Break Dancing' compilation, 1983 / Bellaphon)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Big Ben Tribe - Heroes (Extended Instrumental Edit)
(from 'Heroes' 12 inch, 1983 / Starnight)
DAVID BOWIE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo - Squeezit the Moocher (Minnie the Moocher)
(from 'Forbidden Zone' soundtrack, 1983 / Varèse Sarabande)
CAB CALLOWAY cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 51mn 27s

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 | discogs | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-09

Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes. Michael Jackson released "Thriller", Prince somehow was already in "1999" while Talk Talk admits "The Party’s Over". Thankfully crate-digging can also lead to good surprises, as proven in this selection of blues, reggae, funk, disco, electro, P-Funk and new wave cover songs…

Tracklisting :
01. James Booker - Yes Sir, That's My Baby
(recorded in 1982, from 'Classified (Remixed And Expanded)' album reissue, 2013 / Rounder)
WALTER DONALDSON and GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Sly Dunbar - Inner City Blues
(from 'Sly-Go-Ville' album, 1982 / Taxi)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Saint Tropez - I Want To Do Something Freaky With You
(from 'Hot & Nasty' album, 1982 / Destiny)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Derrick Harriott - Whip It
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
DAZZ BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Pied Piper Of Funkingham - Clap Song
(from 'The Pied Piper Of Funkingham' album, 1982 / Chocolate Cholly's)
GASTON cover, more info on discogs
06. Derrick Harriott - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
THE EQUALS cover, more info on pitchfork
07. The Sequence - Cold Sweat
(from 'The Sequence' album, 1982 / Sugarhill)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Disco Connection - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Rock Your Baby' 12 inch, 1982 / Music Master Benelux) GEORGE MCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. P-Funk All Stars - It's Too Funky In Here
(from 'One Of Those Summers' 7 inch, 1982 / Hump)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info wikipedia
10. Mad Professor - Kunte Kinte - The African Warrior
(from 'Beyond The Realms Of Dub (Dub Me Crazy! The Second Chapter)' album, 1982 / Ariwa)
THE REVOLUTIONARIES cover, more info on wikipedia
11. New Order - Turn The Heater On
(recorded in 1982, from 'The Peel Sessions' 12 inch, 1986 / Strange Fruit)
KEITH HUDSON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. British Electric Foundation - These Boots Are Made For Walking (Backing Track)
(recorded 1982, from 'B.E.F. 1981-2011' compilation, 2011 / Virgin)
LEE HAZLEWOOD cover, more info wikipedia
Total time : 49mn 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


Loik - AfroTropik

Loik - AfroTropik
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-12-30

A one hour-long, vinyl-only selection, with forgotten classics and nuggets to be (re)discovered. The mix starts with some Afrofunk (Antoinette Konan, Pat ‘Ndoye, Jean Guéhi); before diving down into the irresistible Cape Verdian pulse: groovy, psych, roots, pop, even nu disco; and closing in Haiti with Claudette & Ti Pierre’s sono mondiale anthem. Loik has been digging deep into his vinyl collection to carefully cook this podcast for heating up the coming long winter nights.

Tracklisting :
01. Antoinette Konan - M'Ackô
(from ‘Antoinette Konan’ album, 1986 / self-released) IVORY COAST
02. Pat' Ndoye - Kal Ban Ndom
(from ‘Makossa 2000’ album, 1980 / Pat' Ndoye Production) CAMEROON
03. Guéhi Jean - Pantalon Craqué
(from 'Pantalon Craqué’ album, 1980s / GD Productions) IVORY COAST
04. Kolá - Lameirão
(from ‘Guiné-Bissau’ album, 1979 / La Do Si Discos) CAPE VERDE
05. Paulino Viera - Grande Fogue
(from 'M'Cria Ser Poeta’ album, 1984 / Discos Monte Cara) CAPE VERDE
06. Cabo Verde Show - Nova Coladeira
(from 'Caminho De Esperança’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
07. Blyk - Belinha
(from 'Na Quel Dia Tão Lindo’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
08. Cretcheu - Africanas Na Lisboa
(from 'Africanas Na Lisboa’ album, 1983 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
09. Os Tropicais - Nega Caliente
(from 'Os Tropicais’ album, 19XX / A Voz De Cabo-Verde) ANGOLA
10. Galáxia 2000 - Coração Dum Criola
(from 'Pêso De Sodade’ album, 1982 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
11. Kubala - Bar d'Avenida
(from 'Nôs Mudjer - Emancipaçon Libertaçón’ album, 19XX / Arsom)
12. Nhú De Ped'Bia - Arbé de Cadjau
(from 'Nós Criola' album, 19XX / Babylon)
13. Cabo Verde Show - Terra Longe
(from 'Caminho De Esperança’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
14. Vis A Vis - Mi Sou Mou
(from 'High-Life Time, Owo Bieya’ album, 197X / AD) GHANA
15. Claudette et Ti Pierre - Zanmi Camarade
(from ‘Camionette’ album, 1979 / Macaya) HAITI
Total time : 65mn 43s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Loik (parisdjs.com)
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: Loik-AfroTropik.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-11-02

From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early electro/hip hop, New Orleans backbeat, deep reggae and leftfield grooves. Even with the hardest constraints, the Paris DJs sound rises like a phoenix everytime (no Conchita pun intended).

Tracklisting :
01. Thelma Houston - Don't Make Me Over
(from 'Never Gonna Be Another One' album, 1981 / RCA)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Johnny Clarke - Can't Get Enough
(from 'Can't Get Enough' 12 inch, 1981 / Art & Craft)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Prince Blackman - Rockers Delight
(from 'Rockers Delight' 12 inch, 1981 / Solar Sounds)
THE SUGARHILL GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charmaine Burnett - (Am I The) Same Girl
(from '(Am I The) Same Girl' 12 inch, 1981 / Pro)
BARBARA ACKLIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Tamlins - Smiling Faces Sometimes
(from 'Sly & Robbie present Taxi' compilation, 1981 / Mango)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Neville Brothers - Hey Pocky Way
(from 'Fiyo On The Bayou' album, 1981 / A&M)
THE METERS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop The Music
(from 'Don't Stop The Music' 12 inch, 1981 / Mango)
YARBROUGH & PEOPLES cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger Troutman - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'The Many Facets Of Roger' album, 1981 / Warner Bros.)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tarântulas - Saiba Ser Feliz (Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough)
(from 'A Música Não Pode Parar' album, 1981 / RCA)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Funky Stuff
(from 'Mambo Nassau' album, 1981 / Philips)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
11. The New Age Steppers - Fade Away
(from 'The New Age Steppers' album, 1981 / On-U Sound)
JUNIOR BYLES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 51s

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_22-1981.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Around The World - Take 5

Around The World - Take 5 Around The World - Take 5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-27

French collective Around The World supported our crowdfunding campaigns many times. We offered to lend themselves to the Paris DJs thematic mix game and they were kind enough to accept the challenge. ATW picked the number 5 for their theme, and cooked a musical selection in quintuple time (five beats per bar), travelling through Brasil, Cuba, the United States or the United Kingdom — as per the collective's name, around the world. Enjoy this trip in 5/4!

Tracklisting :
01. Paul Desmond - Take Ten
(from 'Take Ten' album, 1963 / RCA Victor)
02. London Jazz Four with Sydenham School - Death Is Near
(from 'A New Life' album, 1966 / private press)
03. France Gall - Pense À Moi
(from 'France Gall' album, 1964 / Philips)
04. Jungle By Night - Get 5
(from 'Jungle By Night' album, 2011 / Kindred Spirits)
05. Daymé Arocena - Gods of Yoruba
(from 'One Takes' album, 2016 / Brownswood Recordings)
06. Claudia - Macumba
(from 'Claudia' album, 1971 / Premier)
07. Nick Drake - River Man
(from 'Five Leaves Left' album, 1969 / Island)
Total time : 29mn 44s

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and illustrated by Around The World (facebook.com/atw0rld)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Around The World : facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Around_The_World-Take_5.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:54am EDT