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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.15

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.15
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-28

The year is 1974. Early disco is upon the music scene. Pre-selections of cool records with interesting cover songs are starting to become tighter. But no worry! The diggin craze (also called "Dig-Fu" in our inner circle) is infinite. The more music you know, the more you have to discover. Jazz, soul, reggae, funk, library music, New Orleans backbeat, fusion, Nigerian Afro-rock… there's no real big surprise here, just cool versions of classics with a whole lot of feeling, carefully handpicked.
Note : We played a sneak preview of this mix at our weekly 'Tour Operator' gig at Le Pigalle Hotel on january 28, just before Erik Rug and Grant Phabao's DJ set.

Tracklisting :
01. Nina Simone - The Pusher
(from 'It Is Finished' album, 1974 / RCA)
HOYT AXTON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Willie Wright - Right On For The Darkness
(from 'Africa' 7 inch, 1974 / Hotel)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Maroons - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Club Reggae' compilation, 1974 / Trojan)
GEORGE MCCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charles Sherell - Soul Man
(from 'For Sweet People From Sweet Charles' album, 1974 / People)
ISAAC HAYES & DAVID PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Pugliese - Theme From Black Belt Jones
(from 'Jazz In Focus' album, 1974 / Hoctor)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brother To Brother - In The Bottle
(from 'In The Bottle' album, 1974 / Turbo)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Soul Messengers - Do It (Until You're Satisfied)
(from 'Do It (Until You're Satisfied)' 7 inch, 1974 / Horse)
B.T. EXPRESS cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
(from 'Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley' album, 1974 / Island)
ALLEN R. TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Funkees - Break Through
(from 'Slipping Into Darkness' 7 inch, 1974 / EMI)
ATOMIC ROOSTER cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Rasputin Stash - Love And Happiness
(from 'Devil Made Me Do It' CD reissue, 2000 / Sequel, recorded 1974)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Midnight Movers, UNLTD. - Long Train Running (Without Love)
(from 'Follow The Wind' album, 1974 / Buddah)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Jimmy Ponder - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(from 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' album, 1974 / Cadet)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Bunny Rugs - Be Thank Full
(from 'Be Thankful' 7 inch, 1974 / Upsetter)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 19s

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 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 1973 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.14

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1973 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.14
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-02

A new year starts and we can't be thankful enough for everyone who supported us last year. Now 2016 is here, rather exciting for Paris DJs. Many projects are in the vaults, quite ready to be released, including albums from Etienne de la Sayette, RacecaR or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. Also lots of new singles and remixes, of course. Some dub experiments should see the light too. And mixes of course! Your lovely podcast doesn't stop at 10 years of activity and more than… what!?? 5 millions of downloads already!! Once upon a time in october 2015 one of us was saying: "when a new mix reaches 500 downloads I'll pay the champagne". But let's not congratulate ourselves too much, the new goal is to reach the 500 mixes. This one is number 466. Cover songs released or recorded in 1973. Stay connected, we're here. And don't forget our weekly party t Le Pigalle on thursdays for some of our finest selections, in the flesh!

Tracklisting :
01. The Chambers Brothers - The Weight
(from 'Unbonded' album, 1973 / AVCO)
THE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'Is It Because I'm Black' 7 inch, 1973 / Splash)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band - Java
(from 'Songs from the Caribbean - Volume 2' album, 1973 / Souvenir)
AUGUSTUS PABLO cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Compared To What
(from 'Closer To It' album, 1973 / RCA Victor)
GENE MCDANIELS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Brown Sugar featuring Clydie King - Dance To The Music
(from 'Brown Sugar' album, 1973 / Chelsea)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Merl Saunders & Friends - After Midnight
(from 'Fire Up' album, 1973 / Fantasy)
J.J. CALE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out
(from 'The Facts Of Life' album, 1973 /
JIMMY COX cover, more info on wikipedia
08. David T. Walker - Superstition
(from 'Press On' album, 1973 / Ode)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Cleveland Eaton - Slipping Into Darkness
(from 'Half And Half' album, 1973 / Gamble)
WAR cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Claudia Lennear - Two Trains
(from 'Phew!' album, recorded 1973, bonus track from 2013 reissue / Real Gone Music)
LITTLE FEAT cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Denise LaSalle - There Ain't Enough Hate Around (To Make Me Turn Around)
(from 'On The Loose' album, 1973 / Westbound)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Sixth Sense - Don't Knock My Love
(from 'Super Funk's Mission Impossible' compilation, 2011 / BGP)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
13. The Undisputed Truth - Law Of The Land
(from 'Law Of The Land' album, 1973 / Gordy)
NORMAN WHITFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 26s

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 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_14-1973.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-12-17

Gathering some of the best free download we could grab during the last 3/4 months, this new mix is quite eclectic, from hip hop to reggae, minimal afro-electro, funk, disco, post-punk, Ghanaian soul or Afrofunk. We keep on sourcing new music relentlessly. Hopefully DJs and bedroom DJs will find a few gems for their sets in there… and in all cases everyone is in for a one-hour-long trip of cool, new music!

Tracklisting :
01. Vanilla - Nana
(from 'Origin' digital album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on vanillabeats.bandcamp.com]
02. Ali B - Good Times
From 'Good Times' digital single, 2015 / Air recordings)
[free download on airrecordings.co.uk]
03. sUb_modU - wtr ngt nme
(from 'FELA Xpnsv Sht 40 Years Tribute' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on submodu1.bandcamp.com]
04. DeRobert - Got the Goods
(from 'Got The Goods' EP, 2015 / City Bump)
[download on citybumprecords.bandcamp.com]
05. Third Root - Justice Or Else (Prod. by Adrian Quesada and Matt Strimska)
(from 'Justice Or Else' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on thirdroot.bandcamp.com]
06. Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Sunshine (Al Dobson Jr Reprise)
(from 'Sunshine / MoneyMaker' 12 inch, 2015 / Five Easy Pieces)
[free download on fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com]
07. People Under The Stairs - Nobody Cares
(from 'American Men Vol.2' digital EP self-released one track at a time, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/peopleunderthestairs]
08. Missing Hito - Come Closer
(from 'Come Closer' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[formerly available on soundcloud.com/whoisqueen]
09. Time Is Fire - Violence (Brings Violence)
(from 'Time is Fire' EP, 2015 / Electric Cowbell)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dimsum66]
10. King Porter Stomp - Put Down Your Dub (Prince Fatty)
(from 'Put Down Your Weapons' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kingporterstomp.bandcamp.com]
11. Super Hi-Fi - Q Street (Full Version)
(from 'Q Street' Digital EP, 2015 / Peace and Rhythm)
[free download on superhi-fi1.bandcamp.com]
12. Balkan Riddims - United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)
(from 'United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on balkanriddims.bandcamp.com]
13. Mop Mop - Run Around ft. Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Hits Agogo One' compilation, 2015 / Agogo)
[download on shop.agogo-records.com]
14. Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band - Me Ho Asem
(from 'Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band' album, 2015 / Strut)
[free download on strut-records.com/sampler]
15. Kokolo - Ethiopia
(from '100 Fevers' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kokoloafrobeat.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 64mn 23s

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 by Djouls (Paris DJs) with the help of Pierre Raingeard (Le Ptit Bazar Free and Legal)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook)

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


Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix IV - Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix IV for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-12-15

For more than a decade, Tramp Records has been regularly feeding music obsessives and record collectors in the soul/funk/jazz scene with tasteful new releases and high-quality reissues. One thing's for sure, those cats know how to dig and are one of the best music filters out there! Their approach is always very respectful of the buyers and of the artists, with lots of info & artworks. And when they hunt for the obscure and the rarity, they always look out for virtue in music, not hype. A few years back, the German label started an amazing trilogy of Xmas compilations which came to and end this year with the release of the superb 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3' —which you can gab on vinyl or CD on tramprecords.bandcamp.com. For each volume in this series, we invited compiler Jan Kohlmeter (a.k.a. Disco Fantastique) to cook a special mix with many extracts from his new record and many other bits of soulful and hip-shaking Xmas tunes. So here's his new merry holidays contribution delivered directly to your mp3 player, and if you're in need of more Xmas music, check the Paris DJs archives, with no less than 13 other cool selections published in the last 10 years. A bit as if Xmas was more than once a year somehow…

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 3) :
01. Carol Ford - Christmas Letters
02. Joe Shinall - Sock It To ‘Em Santa
03. Excaliburs - Peace On Earth (Goodwill To All Mankind)
04. The Individuals - Holiday For Drums
05. Funk Machine - Soul Santa (Pt.1)
06. Otis Zee And The Sambuka Band - Funky Christmas
07. The Bionic I - Disco Claus
08. White Chimney - Funky Santa Claus
09. Timi Terrific And The Redheads - Black (Soul) Christmas
10. J.J. Barnes - Snow Flakes
11. Sam Sweetsinger Bell - Happy Birthday Jesus
12. Mike Lorenz And His Rapping Reindeer Friends - The Rap Before Christmas
13. Creeper - Santa Claus Wants Some Loving
14. Shelton Cormier And The Black White Family With The United Voice Band - Merry Merry Christmas
15. Syng Mcgowan And The Fanettes - Dear Santa
16. Velle Scott - Merry Christmas
17. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Santa Claus Is Coming
18. Jimmy Charles - Santa Won't Be Blue This Christmas
19. Leon Haywood - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
20. Cleveland Robinson - Xmas Time Is Here Again
21. The Sherwin Trio - Christmas Train
22. Charles Page And The Starlites - Christmas In My Heart
23. Felice Taylor - It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)
24. Johnny Acey With Esquires Ltd - Christmas Keeps On Coming (Pt.1)
25. Rocki Lane And The Gross Group - Santa Soul
26. Rudi And The Rain Dearz - Santa's New Bag
27. Horace Williams And Choker Campbell And His Magic City Orchestra - I'm Going Christmas Shopping
28. Artie Fullilove - Santa Claus Please Listen To Me
29. Tiny Powell - Christmas Time Again (Vocal)
30. Baby Washington - White Christmas
31. Dee Dee Ford - Good Morning Blues
32. The Sherwin Trio - Born In Bethlehem
33. Lloyd Glenn - Sleigh Ride
34. The Soul Duo - Just A Sad Xmas
35. Reggie Lamb - Christmas Confession (Vocal)
36. Betty Lloyd - Snowflakes (Pt.1)
37. Otis Zee And The Sambuka Band - Christmas Party
Total time : 70:18

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Jan Kohlmeyer
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs

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_IV_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Rodinia - Asteroid Mix (German Space-Rock Classics)

Rodinia - Asteroid Mix (German Space-Rock Classics)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-11-30

How many articles and mixes have we published related to bands such as The Poets of Rhythm, The Whitefield Brothers or Karl Hector and The Malcouns? If you've been following Paris DJs for some time, the name J. Whitefield should at least ring a bell. He's one of the great musicians/producers of our time, based in Munich, Germany. His latest project is called Rodinia, with saxophonist and keyboardist Johannes Schleiermacher (Woima Collective, International Ducks, Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers) they've recorded a first album titled 'Drumside Dreamside', released this fall on Now-Again Records. The album is divided in two parts — one for each side of the vinyl of course — a psychedelic krautrock half followed by a trippy ambient one. A perfect record to lay down in an horizontal dreamy state.

To celebrate this release, he cooked a mix of German space-rock classics, which some of you may already have heard on Now-Again's soundcloud page (here-). Here's the Grant Phabao-mastered version of this mix for you to download, superbly illustrated by French designer Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Gila - Intro
02. Agitation Free - Haunted Island
(from '2nd' album, 1973 / Vertigo)
03. Missus Beastly - Geisha
(from 'Missus Beastly' album, 1974 / NOVA)
04. Et Cetera - Raga Pt. 2
(from 'Et Cetera' album, 1971 / Global)
05. Gila - Kommunikation
(from 'Gila' album, 1971 / BASF)
06. Missus Beastly - Nothing Again (excerpt)
(from 'Dr. Aftershave And The Mixed-Pickles' album, 1976 / April)
07. Embryo - A Place To Go
(from 'Rocksession' album, 1973 / Brain)
08. Guru Guru - The Meaning Of Meaning
(from 'Hinten' album, 1971 / Ohr)
09. Exmagma - Tango Wolperaiso
(from 'Goldball' album, 1975 / Urus)
10. Annexus Quam - A
(from 'Osmose' album, 1970 / Ohr)
11. Utopia - Utopia No. 1
(from 'Utopia' album, 1973 / United Artists)
12. Ibliss - Drops
(from 'Supernova' album, 1972 / Spiegelei)
Total time : 71mn 08s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with info on the new Rodinia album are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Compiled by J. Whitefield from original vinyl
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Rodinia : | nowagainrecords | juno | rappcats | wikipedia
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Rodinia-Asteroid_Mix_German_Space-Rock_Classics.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.13

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.13
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-11-05

1972 was a great year for music. Most 1972 albums in artists discographies are really good ones. Artists such as Bobby Gentry had many country/soul crossover hits in the US in the previous years and influenced many others. Well that's what we felt as quite obvious while preparing this selection. But don't worry, we've kept it as funky and soulful as ever - Paris DJs' style. Excepted that we added this time a track-by-track commentary. We like our podcasts thorough.

Tracklisting :

01. Maxayn - You Can't Always Get What You Want
(from 'Maxayn' album, 1972 / Capricorn)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Roy Head - You Got The Power
(from 'Dismal Prisoner' album, 1972 / TMI)
VAN MORRISON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ceasar Frazier - Hicky Burr
(from 'Hail Ceasar!' album, 1972 / Eastbound)
QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Al Green - The Letter
(from 'Green Is Blues' album, 1972 / Hi)
THE BOX TOPS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Betty LaVette - The Stealer
(from 'Child Of The Seventies' album, recorded 1972 / Rhino)
FREE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Thelma Houston - Me And Bobby McGhee
(from 'Thelma Houston' album, recorded in 1972 and released in 1973 / Mowest)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
(from 'From A Whisper To A Scream' album, 1972 / Kudu)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Candi Staton - In The Ghetto
(from 'Candi Staton' album, 1972 / Fame)
MAC DAVIS cover made famous by ELVIS PRESLEY, more info on wikipedia
09. The Ice Man's Band - Come Together
(from 'Introducing The Ice Man's Band' album, 1972 / Mercury)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Watermelon Man
(from 'Watermelon Man' 7 inch, 1972 / People)
HERBIE HANCOCK cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio
(from 'Zero Point' album, 1972 / Kram)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
(from 'Be Altitude: Respect Yourself' album, 1972 / Stax)
Adaptation from HARRY JOHNSON's Liquidator, more info on wikipedia
13. The Chosen Few - Trespassin'
(from 'Taking All The Love I Can' album, Maple, 1972)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. Karl Bryan & The Afrokats - Money Generator
WILLIE BOBO cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 22s

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 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_13-1972.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Etienne de la Sayette presents Vintage Korean Grooves - Baeshi Bang Picks Vol.1

Etienne de la Sayette presents Vintage Korean Grooves - Baeshi Bang Picks Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-09-30

French multi-instumentalist and producer Etienne de la Sayette will be playing for the first time in Paris this friday, with his Korean pop project, Baeshi Bang (info here). To celebrate the event, he prepared a selection of jazz, pop & psychedelic rock grooves from 1960s and 1970s Korea, a blend of standards and rarities, digitzed from vinyl Etienne has been diggin' in Seoul & Pusan. Chances are high you haven't heard any South Korean music from that period yet so enjoy the trip into old school K-pop!

Tracklisting :
01. Hwang Byungki - Peacefully (info)
02. Bae Ho - Imae Moksoli (info)
03. Sanullim - My Soul Lies On Silk (info)
04. Shin Jung-Hyeon - Beautiful Lady (info)
05. Jani Brothers - Cheonyo Chongak
06. Kim Serena - Sae Taliang
07. Golden Grapes - Please Don't Bother Me Anymore (info)
08. Kim Jung Mi - Igon Nomu Hajanayo (folk-psych chanteuse produced by Shin Jung-Hyeon)
09. Shin Jung-Hyeon - Long Long Night
10. Bae Ho - Tayang Sali
11. Nam In Su - Eseui Soyagok
Total time : 37mn 10s

Credits :
Selected by Etienne de la Sayette
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Djouls & Etienne borrowing pieces from Ben Hito (facebook)

Links :
Etienne de la Sayette : bandcamp | discogs | junodownload | lamixtape | parisdjs
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Etienne_de_la_Sayette-Vintage_Korean_Grooves_Vol_1.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:35am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-31

While we're trying to move heaven & earth for our 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, we don't forget that sometimes some of the best things are life are totally free and need no 'help me fund my project' shout-outs all over. Hence this new volume of our ongoing series of mixes focusing on free download tracks we've been able to find on the web recently… starting with Paris-based MC RacecaR who's new album should drop early next year. The man is just the coolest - Dude-like category. We then head to Spain and reggae/ska band Pura Mandanga, remixed by new Chilean cumbia band Chico Trujillo, for a very very nice piece of international cumbia soul. After a short trip back to the early 70s thanks to a Numero Group funk/soul reissue from Chicago funk band Boscoe, we transport back to Europe, Manchester in the UK to be precise, and a deeply funky hip hop joint from The Mouse Outfit, featuring Bam from The Jungle Brothers! The trip then takes us to Denver, Colorado, via Paris, France, with a new tasty Grant Phabao reggae remix, of Afro/Funk band Atomga this time. Washington, D.C.'s The Funk Ark is next with P-Funk number with some Middle Easter flavor. Fantastic stuff to fly out to, and indeed we land in Australia afterwards, with superb salsa dura from Melbourne's Quarter Street! The voyage is far over. Next is French producer Ajax Tow, reworking a soul ballad written by Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye, produced by Marvin and recorded and released by American Motown vocal group The Originals for the Soul label in 1969. And… we go back to Australia, with a beautiful vocal soul 45 from Zillanova, before taking the express route to Israel, for some global polyrhythmic dish from George & The Good Vibes. Teleportation soon becomes necessary, directly to Ottawa and the ever-amazing groove machine that is The Souljazz Orchestra, before landing in Ghent, with Belgium party brass band Brazzmatazz!!! We hope you enjoyed your travel and will be back aboard our earlines soon.

Tracklisting :
01. RacecaR x Blanka x Creestal - Brazil Paradise
(from 'May I' EP, 2015 / self-released / France)
[free download on blancreescar.bandcamp.com]
02. Pura Mandanga - Loca (Versión Chico Trujillo)
(from 'Entre La Tierra Y El Mar' album, 2015 / self-released / Spain)
[free download on puramandanga.bandcamp.com]
03. Boscoe - He Keeps You
(from 'Boscoe' album, 1973, reissued 2007 / Numero Group / USA)
[free download formerly available on soundcloud.com/numerogroup]
04. The Mouse Outfit & Bam (The Jungle Brothers) - What'd I Do
(from 'What'd I Do?' single, 2015 / self-released / UK)
[free download on themouseoutfit.bandcamp.com]
05. Atomga - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Black Belt' album, 2015 / self-released / USA)
[free download on parisdjs.com]
06. The Funk Ark - Fugue State pt 2
(from 'Man Is A Monster' album, 2015 / Ropeadope / USA)
[free download on kutx.org]
07. Quarter Street - Fantasia
(from 'Quarter Street' album, 2015 / HopeStreet Recordings)
[free download formerly on hopestreetrecordings.com]
08. The Originals - Baby I'm For Real (Ajax Tow Remix)
(originally released 1969 / Motown, free download remix, 2015 / Stereophonk)
[free download on soundcloud.com/ajaxtow]
09. Zillanova feat Cisco Tavares - Suicide
(from 'Stylin' 700 (Presented by Ennio Styles)' compilation, 2015 / Heart And Felt)
[free download on heardandfelt.com]
10. George & The Good Vibes - Ben Avigdor 20
(from 'George & The Good Vibes' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/tomergeorgecohen]
11. The Souljazz Orchestra - Bull's Eye
(from 'Resistance' album, 2015 / Strut)
[free download on soundcloud.com/strut]
12. Brazzmatazz - HUA!
(from 'HUA!'' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on brazzmatazz.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 49mn 06s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (Paris DJs) and Pierre Raingeard (Le Ptit Bazar Free & Legal)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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


Lawkyz - The Waxidermix

Lawkyz - The Waxidermix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-22

Today we're celebrating the release of 'The Waxidermist', a brand new 12 inch on Sound Sculpture Records from Lawkyz - bass & doublebass player, vinyl lover, beatdigger, member of Versus, and long-time collaborator of Paris DJs. He's prepared for the occasion an exclusive mix called… 'The Waxidermix'! In both cases, mix & EP, the vibe is rather old school, mainly soulful and jazzy hip hop, with some nods towards trip hop, and top choice featurings. A damn cool project which truthfully deserves shining some light on.

Tracklisting :
01. Elodie Rama & DJ Moar - The End Of Something
(from 'The French Evolution' compilation, 2015 / Trad Vibe)
02. Chlorine Free - D'Fish feat. Rashaan Ahmad
(from 'Start Fresh' album, 2011 / Dunose)
03. Oddisee - Slow It Down
(from 'Self Sacrifice' compilation, 2012 / Mello Music Group)
04. Elaquent - Grey Poupon feat. Octavio Santos
(from 'The Scenic Route' album, 2012 / Stillmuzik)
05. Soul Square - Trippin' feat. Blezz
(from 'Live & Uncut' album, 2010 / Kif)
06. Connie Price & The Keystones - International Hustler feat. Percee P
(from 'Tell Me Something' album, 2008 / Ubiquity)
07. Starvin B - Fresh Pescado (prod. Sauce Jacqson)
(from 'The Foreigner' album, 2015 / Sickside)
08. Dj Suspect & Doc TMK - Trains feat. Racecar
(from 'Giving Space To The Sun ' album, 2013 / Luhna Recordz)
09. Mattic - Red Giant feat. Astrid Engberg
(from 'The Abstract Convention' album, 2015 / Phonosaurus)
Total time : 31mn 50s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Lawkyz / Sound Sculpture
Mastered by Grant Phabao / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito / Paris DJs

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

Direct download: Lawkyz-The_Waxidermix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.4

Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-17

American label Cultures Of Soul was last featured in our Best Of 2014 selection with its superb 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation. We had invited COS in november 2011 for a mix of covers and in may 2012 for an African funk one. Now the label is back with a second volume of hard-to-find, disco-influenced, cosmic boogie or funk from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica or the Bahamas, and it was high time to send a new invitation, in order to celebrate the release of that new 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation! Are you ready for a groovy disco trip through the Caribbean?

Tracklisting :
01. Wildfire - Try Making Love
(from 'Try Making Love' 7 inch, 1977 / WIRL / Barbados)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
02. Friction - Party
(from 'The Heat Is On' compilation, 1981 / Red Stripe / Trinidad)
03. Tru Tones - Dancing
(from 'Power Struggle' album, 1980 / Trudisc / Barbados)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
04. The Imaginations - Theme Song
(from 'Rock-A-Jama' album, 1979 / Trucker Man / Virgin Islands)
05. Sippy - Creation
(from 'Creation' 12 inch, late 1970s / Jeet / Trinidad)
06. Shadow - Keep On Wailing
(from 'If I Coulda I Woulda I Shoulda' album, 1979 / Charlie's / Trinidad)
(available on 'Let's Get Together' 12 inch, 2014 / Cultures Of Soul)
07. Art De Coteau - Kerieka Woman
(from 'Inaugural' album, 1978 / Art Records ‎/ Trinidad)
08. Camille "Sopran'n" Hildevert - Caribean People (Waxist Selecta Edit)
(from 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
09. The Mighty Duke - Be Your Self
(from 'Poetry & Music' album, 1977 / Charlie's ‎/ Trinidad)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation, 2014 / Cultures Of Soul)
10. The Equitables - Sexual Healing
(from 'Warming up' album, 1983 / Strakers / St. Vincent)
Total time : 44mn 02s

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 :
Paris DJs' previous 'West Indies Funk' mixes : Vol.1 : Loik, Vol.2 : Djouls or Vol.3 : Anthony Joseph
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-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol_4.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:59am EST