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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Vito - Selecta 01 - Soulful Grooves
(Wearplay T-shirt/MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2018-06-04

A long-time activist of the French music scene, Vito has never sold his soul to the music industry. Quite the opposite, he was a member of the Heretik crew, and probably one of the amazing guys who made the legendary rave at the Piscine Molitor in Paris happen, during the spring of 2001 (among other unreal events). A friend of the Paris DJs collective before it even existed, Vito has just always been there, with a deep and constructive sharing spirit. He recently decided to start preparing some soulful mixes for the Paris DJs podcast, and being fully aware of the man's record collection & taste, we're for sure getting the red carpet out for him. Here's his first selection, hopefully the first in a long series…

Tracklisting :
01. Cymande - Pon De Dungle
(from 'Promised Heights' album, 1974 / Janus)
02. Eddie Harris - Bumpin
(from 'I Need Some Money' album, 1975 / Atlantic)
03. John Lee Hooker - No More Doggin'
(from 'That's My Story John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues' album, 1960 / Riverside)
04. Aaron Broomfield - I'm Gonna Miss Ya
(from 'I'm Gonna Miss Ya' 7 inch, 2018 / Athens Of The North)
05. Serious Intention - You Don't Know (Special Remix)
(from 'You Don't Know (Special Remix)' 12 inch, 1985 / Easy Street)
06. Billy Paul - Magic Carpet Ride
(from 'Going East' album, 1971 / Philadelphia International)
07. Cody Chesnutt - When I Find Time
(from 'The Headphone Masterpiece' album, 2004 / One Little Indian)
08. Erykah Badu - U Don't Have To Call
(from 'But You Caint Use My Phone' album, 2016 / Control Freaq)
09. Cody Chesnutt - Family On Blast
(from 'The Headphone Masterpiece' album, 2004 / One Little Indian)
10. Typesun - Last Home (DJ Nature Remix)
(from 'Boogiefuturo ‎BF002' 12 inch, 2013 / Boogiefuturo)
11. Serious Intention - Serious Dub
(from 'Serious' 12 inch, 1986 / Pow Wow)
12. Innerzone Orchestra - People Make The World Go 'Round
(from 'Programed' album, 1999 / Planet E)
Total time : 54mn 16s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Vito
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Vito_Selecta_01_Soulful_Grooves.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:26am EST


Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018
(Wearplay T-shirt/MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2018-05-12

Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two decades of music production. From Jamaican soul, ska, rocksteady & reggae to American funk & jazz, Nigerian afrobeat or Cameroonian funk, Grant Phabao managed to cross the boundaries of music categorization. With the Dreadless Soldier, alias famous Parisian DJ Erik Rug, they are the first incarnation of the Paris DJs Soul System, presenting here a one hour-long live set, recorded at Paris DJs' studio at the end of 2017. The mix is available as a free download, or Wearplay T-shirt designed by poster artist Ben Hito, using some of the work he did for the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra album cover (album to be released mid-june 2018 as a limited edition 250 copies vinyl LP, pre-order here).

Tracklisting :
01. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - One Free
(from 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, 2016 / Paris DJs)
02. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC
(from 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, 2016 / Paris DJs)
03. Grant Phabao & U Brown - Rub A Dub Inna Di Dancehall
(from 'Rub A Dub Inna Di Dancehall' single, 2015 / Paris DJs)
04. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.1: Masters Of Soul EP, 2013 / Paris DJs)
05. Grant Phabao & Horace Andy - Talk 'bout Peace
(from 'Talk 'bout Peace single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
06. Grant Phabao, Quench Aid & John Wayne - Don't Go Girls
(from 'Don't Go Girls single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
07. Grant Phabao & Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk
(from 'Come Ya Fi Talk single, 2012 / Paris DJs)
08. Grant Phabao, Carlton Livingston & The Lone Ranger - Imitation Sounds
(from 'Imitation Sounds single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
09. Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.3: Dynamite B-Boys' EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
10. Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.1: Masters Of Soul EP, 2013 / Paris DJs)
11. Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Sweet Talking
(from 'Sweet Talking album, 2012 / Paris DJs)
12. Alice Russell - Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff 'n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)
(from 'Seven Nation Army single, 2014 / Paris DJs)
13. Mr Vegas feat. Alozade & Hollow Point - Under Me Sensi (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'under Me Sensi single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
14. N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.4: Solid Gold B-Boys' EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
15. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Seven Nation Army single, 2014 / Paris DJs)
16. Beenie Man & Ms. Thing - Dude (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Dude single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
17. Ty - Don't Watch That (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.4: Solid Gold B-Boys EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
18. Grant Phabao & Imagine This - The Break Through
(from 'Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory album, 2015 / Paris DJs)
19. Alice Russell - Heartbreaker Part 2 (Grant Phabao Remix)
(unreleased)
20. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On feat. Alice Russell) (Grant Phabao Remix)
(unreleased)
21. The Grits - Make A Sound (Like James Brown) (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Make A Sound (Like James Brown) single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
22. Grant Phabao & Echo Minott - Can't Stay Away
(from 'Can't Stay Away single, 2006 / Silver Bullet)
23. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - A Message to You Rudie feat. The Lone Ranger
(from 'Bridge Of Life album, 2012 / Paris DJs)
24. The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Can't Help This Feeling single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
25. The Electric Peanut Butter Company - The Rain (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Unreleased)
26. Jungle Fire - Tokuta (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Soul Sugar)
(from 'Tokuta' single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
27. Grant Phabao & Lady Ann - Upfront
(from 'Tropical Eiffel Tower' Wearplay EP, 2017 / Paris DJs)
28. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Sweet Reggae Music Playing
(from 'Japanese Eiffel Tower' Wearplay EP, 2017 / Paris DJs)
Total time : 70mn 57s

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

Credits :
Live dub mixing by Grant Phabao and Erik Rug
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Buy t-shirt on parisdjs.bandcamp.com
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soul_System-Live_Dub_Session_2018.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:40am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dont Sell Your Soul 45s
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dont Sell Your Soul 45s
A selection of soulful 7s from the Paris DJs private record store
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-09-26

In the back of my mind I had this idea for quite some time, of a selection of vinyl we have in stock at the Paris DJs Record Store. In between other projects I finally managed to make it a reality, thanks to Erik Rug and Loik Dury who helped me pick the best tunes from our 45s stocks, thanks to Grant Phabao who carefully mixed the tracks and mastered the whole thing, and thanks to Ben Hito, who draw another one of his superb creative works to illustrate the mix. Expect uplifting soul, cinematic soul, soul ballads, psychedelic soul, chicano soul, soul-jazz, funky soul, balearic soul, soulful breaks, gospel soul, latin soul, yiddish soul and maybe even modern soul… Most of the records played in this mix are still available in our store, but be quick to grab your favorites because quantities are strictly limited, as with all independent vinyl from today. And don't hesitate to get the collector Wearplay made in France T-shirt we've printed thanks to our partner Le T-shirt Français! - (Djouls)

Tracklisting :
01. Willie Dale - Let Your Light Shine
(from 'Let Your Light Shine' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
02. David Porter - I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over Pt.2
(from 'I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over' promo 7 inch, 2017 / Enterprise) buy 45
03. Bobby Oroza - This Love, Part 1
(from 'This Love' 7 inch, 2016 / Timmion) buy 45
04. MNP - Dip Dab
(from 'Heavy Tint' 7 inch, 2017 / Audio Delights) buy 45
05. Cold Diamond and Mink - Queen Of Soul, Part 1
(from 'Queen Of Soul' 7 inch, 2016 / Timmion) buy 45
06. Pratt and Moody With Cold Diamond and Mink - Lost Lost Lost
(from 'Lost Lost Lost' 7 inch, 2017 / Timmion) buy 45
07. Sunny and The Sunliners - Should I Take You Home
(from 'Should I Take You Home' 7 inch, 2017 / Big Crown) buy 45
08. The Headhunters - If You've Got It, You'll Get It
(from 'God Make Me Funky' 7 inch, 2017 / Soul Brother) buy 45
09. East Of Underground - Smiling Faces
(from ' Smiling Faces ' 7 inch, 2017 / Ocean Of Tears) buy 45
10. Wayne McGhie - Love Is The Answer
(from ' Love Is The Answer ' 7 inch, 2017 / Tramp) buy 45
11. The Rhythm Snipers - Standing Rock
(from 'Standing Rock' 7 inch, 2017 / Mocambo) buy 45
12. El Michels Affair feat. Lee Fields and The Shacks - Tearz (45 Mix)
(from 'Tearz ' 7 inch, 2017 / Big Crown) buy 45
13. Eric Boss - Closer To The Spirit (Part 1)
(from 'Closer To The Spirit' 7 inch, 2017 / Mocambo) buy 45
14. The Willow Band - Willow Man
(from 'Willowman' 7 inch, 2017 / Expansion) buy 45
15. The Gene Dudley Group - I've Changed (feat. E)
(from 'I've Changed' 7 inch, 2015 / Wah Wah 45s) buy 45
16. Zebra - Simple Song
(from 'Simple Song' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
17. Doulas and Lonero - This Time
(from 'This Time' 7 inch, 2017 / AOE) buy 45
18. Edith Peters - This Is The Moment
(from 'This Is The Moment' 7 inch, 2017 / Schema) buy 45
19. Hard Drivers feat. Vivian Lee - Since I Was A Little Girl
(from 'Since I Was A Little Girl' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
20. The Haggis Horns - Take It Back (feat. Doc Brown)
(from 'Take It Back' 7 inch, 2017 / Haggis) buy 45
21. Maureen Bailey - Takin' My Time with You
(from 'Takin' My Time With You' 7 inch, 2017 / Soul Brother) buy 45
22. Esperanto - Latin Strut
(from 'Futebol De Bar' 7 inch, 2017 / Freestyle) buy 45
23. Babe Wallace - Dizengoff
(from 'Dizengoff' 7 inch, 2017 / Blue Beat) buy 45
24. Reuben Bell - Superjock
(from ' Superjock' 7 inch, 2017 / Alarm) buy 45
25. Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators - Scorpio Man Theme
(from 'Scorpio Man Theme' 7 inch, 2017 / Timmion) buy 45
Total time : 81mn 20s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com) with the help of Loik Dury and Erik Rug
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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Dont_Sell_Your_Soul_45s.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:45am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - The Highlife Express - Deep and Funky Africa 80s
Paris DJs Soundsystem - The Highlife Express - Deep & Funky Africa 80's
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-06-30

Hot on the heels of the first season of 15 episodes of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series, combining clothing, music and graphic design, we're already back with the first episode of the second season! While we won't be able to release a new episode every day of the week this time, we've tried our best to add a new wow factor to our concept. Paris DJs co-founder Loik cooked a hypnotic mix of deep & funky tunes from 1980s Africa, a perfect summer selection, destined to grow on you after repeated listening. Paris DJs' in-house sound engineer Grant Phabao then carefully mastered the mix, while poster artist Ben Hito draw an illustration inspired by the theme and music. Then Clément, the main man behind Le T-shirt Français, printed it on a cotton-brushed, made in France T-shirt of his own production. This mix is available as a free download in compressed MP3 format on Paris DJs' podcast, or as a high-quality audio file on Bandcamp, through a unique download code printed on the back of the Wearplay T-shirt.

Last week's heat wave had us think : when it's that hot, it's high time to get on the groovy train and catch the "Highlife Express"! Whether people call it simply Highlife or Frimpong style, with a pinch of Afrosynth, funky, digital and cosmic vibes (check the second part of the last song!), this is a highly addictive sound. Acting like a soul massage for the heart, it's purely designed to make you feel good. We're proud to share with you these good vibes, through a selection of 80's vinyl mainly from Ghana, supposed to take you on a deep and groovy ride...

Tracklisting :
01. The Diamond 3 - Downfall Of A Man
(from 'Pocket No Good' album, 1982 / EMI Nigeria)
02. Kyerematen Stars Band Of Ghana - Maye Opi Den
(from 'Odo Bra' album, 1987 / Jimaco Nigeria)
03. Ashanti Brothers International Band Of Ghana - Emere Nyiinna Nse
(from 'Osei Vasco' album, 1982 / Sounds Linacco Nigeria)
04. Captain Newman & Super 7 Band Of Ghana - After You Na Me
(from 'After You Na Me' album, 1988 / Ugoh And Company Nigeria)
05. Apollo International Band of Ghana - Taxi Driver
(from 'Taxi Driver ' album, 1984 / Cy Nigeria)
06. Nana Tuffour - Ye Wo Asaase
(from 'Ye Wo Asaase' album, 1985 / EMI Germany)
07. Ozzobia - Ndi Oma
(from 'Man No Good' album, 1986 / Nigerphone)
08. Atakora Manu - Bebo Me Nkomo
(from 'Afro Highlife' album, 1981 / Society Ivoirienne du Disque)
Total time : 60mn 13s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix 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 | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Le T-shirt Français : official | bandcamp | facebook | instagram | issuu | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-The_Highlife_Express-Deep_and_Funky_Africa_80s.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

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 EST


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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-23

Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool and groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on facebook asked if we played Snatch's version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' but we didn't. Digging into this decade is a different kind of fun than the 60s or the 70s, and we think we managed to find some very exciting numbers. You'll let us know what you think. And suggestions for 1981 and 1982 are more than welcome!

Tracklisting :
01. Bill Moss and The Celestials - You've Got To Serve Somebody
(from 'Rise Again' 7 inch, 1980, reissued on 'Come On The Lord's Side' LP, 1981 / Jewel)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ruddy Thomas and D.J. Welton Irie - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
(from 'Shake Your Body Down To The Ground' 12 inch, 1980 / Joe Gibbs Music)
THE JACKSONS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Richard Tee - Back Door Man
(from 'Natural Ingredients' LP, 1980 / Tappan Zee)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - Shame Shame Shame
(from 'Party Vibes' 12 inch, 1980 / Fantasy)
SHIRLEY and COMPANY cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Jackson - The Harder They Come
(from 'The Harder They Come' 12 inch, 1980 / A&M)
JIMMY CLIFF cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Ed Watson and His Brass Circle - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
(from 'Hot Soca' album, 1980 / Charlie's)
MC FADDEN and WHITEHEAD cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Selecter - James Bond
(from 'Too Much Pressure' album, 1980 / Two-Tone)
MONTY NORMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)
(from 'X∞Multiplies' compilation, 1980 / Alfa)
ARCHIE BELL and THE DRELLS cover, more info on parisdjs
09. The Flying Lizards - Move on Up
(from 'Move On Up' 7 inch, 1980 / Virgin)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Maria Muldaur with The Chamber Brothers - My Sisters and Brothers
(from 'Gospel Nights (Recorded at McCabe's)' album, 1980 / Takoma)
THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 42s

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 - Jazz For Tiziano

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-05

Tiziano was one of the top backers of Paris DJs' third crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2015. He choose the reward with the 15 CDs and the exclusive mix, saying: "I like the music you offer and the idea of getting an exclusive cooked just for me got me interested. I like jazz and experimental music, I grew up with rock. I ESPECIALLY like trumper (Jon Hassel, Paolo Fresu, Mark Isham, Miles Davis of course, etc.). So if you could blend your selections with some trumpet, some jazz…". Damn! This one was not easy. It took us months to figure out something fitting those directions, while still being essentially a Paris DJs thing. Thankfully, Tiziano was patient, and loved the mix. He also gladly accepted that we share an mp3 of it with the rest of the world, so here you go. Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. Ellis Williams - This Is The Call
(from 'Call to Battle' album, 2016 / self-released)
02. Jimi Tenor & UMO Jazz Orchestra - Naulamatto
(from 'Mysterium Magnum' album, 2015 / Herakles)
03. Todd Simon & The Angel City All Star Brass Band - Sidama De Cali
(from 'Footprints' compilation, 2014 / Jazz&Milk)
04. Tom Browne - I Never Was A Cowboy
(from 'Browne Sugar' album, 1979 / GRP)
05. Joe Thomas - Polarizer
(from 'Feelin's From Within' album, 1976 / Groove Merchant)
06. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth
(from 'The Fourth' digital single, 2016 / Paris DJs)
07. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Play It Back feat. Robert Glasper
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
08. Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home
(from 'The Epic' album, 2015 / Brainfeeder)
09. Jimi Tenor - Order Of Nothingness
(from 'Order Of Nothingness' 7 inch, 2016 / Philophon)
10. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Four Up
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
11. Médéric Collignon et le Jus de Bocse - The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3
(from 'MoOvies' album, 2015 / Just Looking Productions)
12. The Harold Wheeler Consort - Black Cream
(from 'Black Cream' album, 1975 / RCA)
Total time : 61mn 48s

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

Credits :
Selected and illustrated by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Jazz_For_Tiziano.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-08-12

20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music once again, with reggae adaptations of The Drifters, Sam Theard, Ann Peebles or Bob Dylan, and a reggae/disco take on a Chic classic. But there's also a slowed-down but very groovy version of The Crusaders' hit 'Street Life', a really tight and soulful cover of Hot Chocolate, the traditional 'Misirlou' in nearly-cheesy disco fashion, a James Brown cover (there's always at least a cool one every year), Marvin Gaye revisited in punk-funk mode, or Lalo Schifrin on a worldbeat tip! We even cheated a bit since the last one, 'Mission Impossible' by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, extracted from a recent reissue of her 1979 album 'Press Color', was actually recorded at Carnegie Hall Studio in NY in 1980 — hinting at what's coming next : the 80s!!

Tracklisting :
01. George Faith - Please Stay
(from 'Soulfull' album, 1979 / Hollywood)
BURT BACCARACH cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Serge Gainsbourg - Vieille Canaille
(from 'Aux Armes Et Cætera' album, 1979 / Philips)
SAM THEARD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Hortense Ellis - I Can't Stand The Rain
(from 'Irie Reggae Hits' compilation, 1979 / Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
ANN PEEBLES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Herb Alpert - Street Life
(from 'Rise' album, 1979 / A&M)
THE CRUSADERS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. T. Brothers - I Want You
(from 'Rockers Reggae' album, 1979 / Rasta)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Risco Connection - Good Times
(from 'Good Times' 12 inch, 1979 / Sound City)
CHIC cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ronnie Jones - Brother Louie
(from 'Fox On The Run' album, 1979 / Lollipop)
HOT CHOCOLATE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Houseband - Get Up Offa That Thing
(from 'Hot Enuff' album, 1979 / RCA)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Greek Salad With Gus Kamaras - Misirlou
(from'Disco East' album, 1979 / Gyro)
DICK DALE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'Typical Girls' 7 inch, 1979 / Island)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mission Impossible 2.0
(from 'Press Color' album reissue, 2015 / Light In The Attic)
LALO SCHIFRIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 50mn 23s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls with the help of Loik Dury (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork copied from Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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


Alex Puddu - Hot Love

Alex Puddu - Hot Love - A Selection of Rare Grooves, Funk and Latin-Soul
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-07-30

Italy-born but Denmark-based Alex Puddu is an outstanding composer of soundtracks and a new millennium Funk revivalist with a variety of styles and moods under his belt. He's released 3 albums with Puddu Varano between 1998 and 2001, 5 albums between 2004 and 2010 as Alex Puddu And The Butterfly Collectors, one album with The Moonfires in 2015, and no less than 6 albums under his own guise since 2010! We picked the Joe Bataan-featuring track from his 'Soultiger' project in the latest Paris DJs compilation, 'Heavyweight Gambit, No Holds Barred!' released october 2015, since then he's put out the Italian funk LP 'In The Eye Of The Cat', and there's already a new one coming in the fall: 'The Golden age of Danish Pornography Volume 3'!! We'll try to get ahold of the man for an interview soon, meanwhile here's an Alex Puddu hot mix of rare grooves, funk and latin soul, picked exclusively for Paris DJs with love…

Tracklisting :
01. Intimate Strangers - Love Sounds
(fromp 'Love Sounds' 7 inch, 1975 / Alaska)
02. Eddy Senay - Cameo
(from 'Step By Step' album, 1972 / Sussex)
03. The Ian Langley Group - Chicano Chaser
(from 'Reggae For Real (And Other Rhythms)' album, 1973 / Peer International Library Limited)
04. Esther Williams - Last Night Changed It All
(from 'Let Me Show You' album, 1976 / Friends & Co.)
05. Juggy Murray Jones - Disco Extraordinaire
(from 'Inside America (Disco)' album, 1975 / Jupiter)
06. G. Keith Alexander - Sneakers
(from 'Sneakers' 7 inch, 1973 / Polydor)
07. Dennis Coffey - Theme From Black Belt Jones
(from 'Theme From Black Belt Jones' 7 inch, 1974 / Warner Bros.)
08. Francesco De Masi - Puertorico Club
(from 'Lo Squartatore Di New York' soundtrack, 1982 / Beat Records Company)
09. Chango - Mira Pa Ca
(from 'Chango' album, 1975 / ABC)
10. The Scott Brothers - Gotta Get Away From You
(from 'Gotta Get Away From You' 7 inch, 1973 / Capri)
11. Joe Bataan - Satisfied
(from 'Sweet Soul' album, 1972 / Fania)
12. Black Sugar - Understanding
(from 'Black Sugar' LP, 1971 / Sono Radio Peru)
13. The Ides Of March - Vehicle
(from 'Vehicle' album, 1970 / Warner Bros.)
14. Tribe - Ebony Lady
(from 'Tribal Bumpin' album, 1975 / AB)
15. The Impossibles - Give It Up
(from 'Hot Pepper' album, 1975 / Philips)
16. Harlem River Drive - Idle Hands
(from 'Harlem River Drive' album, 1971 / Roulette)
17. Jayson Lindh - Love Machine
(frm 'Jayson Lindh' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
18. Flavor - One Way Ticket
(from 'In Good Taste' album, 1976 / Ju-Par)
Total time : 66mn 35s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Alex Puddu (alexpuddu.com)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Alex_Puddu-Hot_Love.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.19
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-17

Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I could list many classic albums out by the likes of Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, Little Feat, The Band, Talking Heads, Rick James, Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock, Chic, Devo, The Clash or even Sun Ra, for example, but the main event is clearly happening on the P-Funk side of things, with great LPs from Funkadelic, Parliament, Brides Of Funkenstein, Parlet , Bernie Worrell or Bootsy Collins, all released in 1978. You'll feel it in this selection of cool covers from the year, which includes P-Funk spin off act Parlet covering Parliament-Funkadelic vocalist Fuzzy Haskins' "Cookie Jar" (later recorded by Prince), R&B/soul group The Dells covering Parliament's "All Your Goodies Are Gone", and funk band Platinum Hook covering Funkadelic's "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On". Definitively, 1978 was the year of the P!!

Tracklisting :
01. Soul Children - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
(from 'Can't Give Up A Good Thing' 7 inch, 1978 / Stax)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Jimmy Riley - Don't Leave Me This Way
(from 'Showcase' album, 1978 / Burning Sounds)
KENNETH GAMBLE, LEON HUFF and CARY GILBERT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Judy Mowatt - Concrete Jungle
(from 'Black Woman' album, 1978 / Ashandan)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Parlet - Cookie Jar
(from 'Pleasure Principle' album, 1978 / Casablanca)
FUZZY HASKINS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Dells - All Your Goodies Are Gone
(from 'New Beginnings' album, 1978 / ABC)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Tyrone David - Mind Blowing Decisions
(from 'Mind Blowing Decisions' 12 inch, 1978 / D-Roy)
HEATWAVE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ms. (Sharon) Ridley - Changin'
(from 'Full Moon' album, 1978 / Tabu)
JESSE JAMES cover, more info on discodelivery
08. Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - Space Patrol
(from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind And Other Disco Galactic Themes' album, 1978 / Music For Pleasure)
NICK INGMAN and JOHN KURLANDER composition, inspired by Star Wars and other movie themes, more info on discogs
09. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Who Do You Love ?
(from 'Move It On Over' album, 1978 / Rounder)
BO DIDDLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Platinum Hook - Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On)
(from 'Platinum Hook' album, 1978 / Motown
FUNKADELIC cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 46mn 46s

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


Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-06-18

Earlier this month British/Trinidadian poet, novelist and musician Anthony Joseph released his 6th album, 'Caribbean Roots', the 4th one for French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness, exploring his Caribbean musical heritage and featuring guests percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba, Kassav), saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (The Heliocentrics), trumpetist Yvon Guillard (Magma), bassist Mike Clinton (Salif Keita) and trombonist Pierre Chabrèle (Creole Jazz Orchestra). To celebrate this new release, Anthony Joseph has decocted a delightful and spicy selection of old and new grooves from Trinidad and Tobago, already his 5th mix for Paris DJs!

Tracklisting :
01. Boogsie - Weight
(from 'Phase2' album, 1979 / Sharc Productions)
02. Lord Nelson - Family
(from 'Family' album, 1982 / B's Records)
03. Modupe Folasade Onilu - Jajah Coming Down
(unreleased rhythm, created by Jajah Oga Onilu from his 1st album 'Dopsion Beat')
04. Lord Invader - When You Hear I Die
(from 'Calypso In New York' compilation, 2000 / Smithsonian Folkways)
05. Ras Eliebank and 'D' Black Market Rythmn Band - Forward Home
(from 'Forward Home Rastafari' 12 inch, 1979 / Suncult)
06. Andy Narell - Forward Home
(from 'Oui Ma Cherie! — Music for Steel Orchestra' album, 2014 / self-released)
07. Billy Reece acc. by Jackie Johnson and The Backbeaters - How Tough It Was
(from 'How Though It Was' 7 inch, 1976 / Ranbilson)
08. Bert Lynch - Mama Don't Like It
(unknown source)
09. Joey Lewis and his Orchestra - Peanut Vendor
(from 'Peanut Vendor' 7 inch, 1977 / Joevan)
10. Lennox Sam - Another Star
(from 'Another Star' 7 inch, 1978 / Kalinda)
11. Andre Tanker - Bim
(from 'Bim' album, 1975 / Sharc International)
12. Clive Zanda - Chip Down
(from 'Is Here With Dat KInda Tin" Calypsojazz Innovations' album, 1975 / Gayap Productions)
13. Eugene Mona - 1700
(from 'Eugene Mona' album, 1976 / Hit Parade)
14. Gene Lawrence - After Sunrise
(from 'Sunset To Sunrise' album, 1977 / Semp Production)
15. Brother Superior  - Trini Groove
(from 'A New Beginning' album, 1978 / Mabel)
16. Mighty Sparrow - Love African Style
(from '25th Anniversary (1956-1980)' album, 1979 / Sparrow Music)
17. Lord Kitchener - Mrs Harriman
(from 'Hot Pants' album, 1972 / Trinidad)
18. David Rudder - The Case of the Disappearing Panyards
(from 'Tales From A Strange Land' album, 1995 / Lypsoland)
Total time : 68mn

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Audio mastering by Blanka (facebook.com/kasablankamastering)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-The_Heritage_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:25am EST

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-05-25

It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless, music from all over the world, a touch of techno… To cut a long story short, this is a vast blend from a true music lover, with new releases from 2016 essentially, along with a few flashbacks.

Tracklisting :
01. Jameszoo - Flake
(from 'Fool' album, 2016 / Brainfeeder)
02. Patrick Cowley - Don't Ask
(from 'Muscle Up' compilation, 2015 / Dark Entries)
03. António Sanches - Pinta Manta
(from 'Space Echo' compilation, 2016 / Analog Africa)
04. Witch - No Time (Pilooski Edit)
(from 'Can't You Hear Me? 70's African Nuggets & Garage Rock from Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe' compilation, 2016 / Now-Again)
05. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT
(from 'Can't Stand the Pressure' album, 2015 / Now-Again)
06. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Hard Boiled Babe
(bonus track from 'Press Color' album reissue, 2015 / Light In The Attic)
07. NO ZU - Zeus Zam
(from 'Afterlife' album, 2016 / Chapter Music)
08. Carrot Green & Selvagem - Ossain
(from 'Disco Halal Brazil' 12 inch, 2016 / Disco Halal)
09. Rocky Marsiano - No Sangue
(from 'Meu Kamba Vol. Dois' album, 2016 / Akwaaba Music)
10. Art of Tones - Devil the Difference
(from 'Devil the Difference' 12 inch, 2016 / House of Disco)
11. Rhythm & Sound with Bobo Shanti - Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig Remix)
(from 'See Mi Yah (Remixes)' compilation, 2006 / Burial Mix)
12. Catz 'n Dogz - Get It Right feat. Tanika (Claude VonStroke Remix)
(from 'Basic Colour Theory (Remixed)' compilation, 2016 / Pets Recordings)
13. Diamond Jackson - Stars
(from 'Untitled' 12 inch, 2016 / Arcane; contains elements of Mr. Fingers 'Can You Feel It')
14. The Jagger Botchway Group - Take Time (Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Remix)
(from 'Odze Odze' album, 2016 / Cultures Of Soul)
15. Junior - Junior On The Drums
(from 'Edits From The Jr. Stable' 12 inch, 2015 / Edits From)
16. Omar S - Heard'Chew Single
(from 'The Best' album, 2016 / FXHE)
17. Floorplan - Never Grow Old (Re-Plant)
(from 'Never Grow Old / Phobia (Re-Plants)' 12 inch, 2014 / M-Plant)
18. Bwana - 50% Maximum Power
(from 'Opening the Gate' EP, 2016 / Aus Music)
19. Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra - Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)
(from 'Too Much Information (Remixes)' 12 inch, 2015 / Innervisions)
20. Terence FM - Stay Around (Cajmere's Old Chicago Mix)
(from 'Stay Around' 12 inch, 1995 / Cajual)
21. CIVILIANSOUND! - Soul Speak
(from 'Certified Organic' digital compilation, 2015 / Version Collective)
22. Fanu - Two Drummers
(from 'Two Drummers / Dreams Are Like Water' 7 inch, 2016 / Synaptic Plastic)
23. Luke Vibert - War
(from 'Bizarster' album, 2015 / Planet Mu)
24. Funkstörung feat. Sensational - I Does It
(from 'Pampa Records Vol.1' compilation, 2016 / Pampa)
25. Al Dobson Jr - Overseas Lebanese
(from 'Rye Lane Volume II & III' album, 2016 / Rhythm Section International)
26. Robert Maalouf - Ana Wil Leyl
(from 'Mahdoume' album, 1986 / Voix de l'Orient)
27. Ahmed Malek - Autopsie d'un Complot
(from 'Musique Original De Films' compilation, 2016 / Habibi Funk)
Total time : 86mn 20s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Loik Dury (Paris DJs) with the help of Djouls (Paris DJs)
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

Direct download: Loik_Dury-Open_Minded_Groovy_Ride_Spring_2016.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 11:14am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.18

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.18
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-18

1977 was the year of the Punk explosion, but it was also the year the famous Studio 54 opened in New York. Elvis Presley died during the summer, Marc Bolan followed in september, and "Saturday Night Fever" was released at the end of the year. On the albums front, besides the obvious P-Funk gems (Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel), there were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Kraftwerk, The Talking Heads and Bob Marley. The times were A-changing once again… As for album, cool covers were getting scarce and Kiss was the most popular band in the USA. But that didn't stop us from gathering a full hour of handpicked funky and soulful versions of classics, all released during 1977!!

Tracklisting :
01. Houston Person - I No Get Eye For Back
(from 'Harmony' album, 1977 / Mercury)
FELA KUTI cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Paul Zaza - Le Payback (Instrumental)
(from 'Le Payback' album, 1977 / Baby Grand)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns feat. Maceo Parker - Up For The Down Stroke
(from 'A Blow For Me, A Toot To You' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Mandré - Money (That's What I Want)
(from 'Mandré' album, 1977 / Motown)
BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Rosebud - Money
(from 'Discoballs: A Tribute to Pink Floyd' album, 1977 / Flarenasch)
PINK FLOYD cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Patti Labelle - Funky Music
(from 'Patti Labelle' album, 1977 / Epic)
EDWIN STARR cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Everybody's Talkin'
(from 'Let's Clean Up the Ghetto' compilation, 1977 / Philadelphia International)
FRED NEIL cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Caetano Veloso - Olha o Menino
(from 'Bicho' album, 1977 / Philips)
JORGE BEN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. U-Roy - Babylon River
(from 'Brent Dowe - Rivers Of Babylon' 12 inch, 1977 / TR Groovemaster)
THE MELODIANS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Philly Rollers - Strawberry Letter 23
(from 'Super Soul' album, 1977 / Springboard)
SHUGGIE OTIS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Biddu & The Orchestra - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon
(from 'Eastern Man' album, 1977 / Epic)
NEIL DIAMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
(from 'Games, Dames, And Guitar Thangs' album, 1977 / Warner Bros.)
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 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 (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 1976 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.17

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.17
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-05

Some say that 1976 wasn't the best year for music. They might be forgetting many great recordings from the likes of Marvin Gaye ('I Want You'), Steely Dan ('The Royal Scam'), Grateful Dead ('Steal your Face'), Parliament ('The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein'), Funkadelic ('Tales of Kidd Funkadelic', 'Hardcore Jollies'), Led Zeppelin ('The Song Remains The Same'), Zappa ('Zoot Allures'), Stevie Wonder ('Songs In The Key Of Life'), Bootsy Collins ('Stretchin Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band')... It was also the year punk incubated and rap was created. Disco was everywhere and not only in clubs anymore, but reggae had also become extremely popular, and many classic records in the genre were released, for example by Burning Spear ('Garvey's Ghost', 'Man In The Hills'), Bob Marley and The Wailers ('Rastaman Vibration'), Bunny Wailer ('Blackheart Man') or Lee Perry and The Upsetters ('Super Ape')... If 1976 wasn't the best, and yes there is a lot to forget, it was still a very cool year to dig for music!

Tracklisting :
01. Dorothy Moore - Dark End of the Street
(from 'Misty Blue' album, 1976 / Malaco)
JAMES CARR cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
(from 'Kellee' album, 1976 / Shadydrook)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. King Errisson - Sleep Talk
(from 'The Magic Man' album, 1976 / Westbound)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Esther Phillips - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
(from 'Capricorn Princess' album, 1976 / Kudu)
JACKIE WILSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ray Davis and The Button Down Brass - Superstition
(from 'Funk In Hell' album, 1976 / DJM)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Phoebe Snow - Shakey Ground
(from 'It Looks Like Snow' album, 1976 / Columbia)
THE TEMPTATIONS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Jesse Colin Young - What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
(from 'On The Road' album, 1976 / Warner Bros.)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. The Slickers - I Shot The Sheriff
(from 'Many Rivers To Cross' album, 1976 / Klik)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Charles Brimmer - Your Man's Gonna Be In Trouble
(from 'Soulman' album, 1976 / Chelsea)
TONY OWENS cover
10. Harlem Underground Band - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Harlem Underground' album, 1976 / Paul Winley)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Alfredito Linares - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Salsa De Verdad' album, 1976 / Fonodisco)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-03-14

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a when afrobeat meets jazz theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series! Thankfully, Collen loved the mix, and let us share it with the rest of the world, so here's a new selection of African and African-influenced grooves from the past and the present. You might recognize some familiar faces, Dexter Story who came to DJ with us recently in Paris, Karl Hector who's done a handful of exclusive mixes for Paris DJs, a production from his brother on his own Philophon label, German singstress Bajka who've we been heavily supporting along the years, Berlin afrojazzfunksters Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers who first appeared on a Paris DJs compilation, Black Flower's afrojazz from Belgium, led by our friend Nathan Daems, the amazing Golden Dawn Arkestra from Austin, Texas, produced by Adrian Quesada, NYC's afrofunksters Ikebe Shakedown, or Dr. Lonnie Smith, who's back 45 years later on Blue Note with a truly great album….

Tracklisting :
01. Nabowa - Calm It Up (Space Dub) feat. Dexter Story / USA
(from 'Nabowa Meets Carlos Nino & Friends' album, 2014 / AWDR/LR2)
02. Dexter Story - Lalibela feat. Yared Teshale / USA
(from 'Wondem' album, 2015 / Soundway)
03. Super Cayor De Dakar - Dëgoo (Unity) / SENEGAL
(from 'Sopenté' album, 1997 / Popular African Music)04. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT / GERMANY
(from 'Can't Stand The Pressure' album, 2016 / Now-Again)
05. Roy X - Odoyewu feat. Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas and his Sounds of Joy & Roy X / GHANA
(from 'Odoyewu' 7 inch, 2015 / Philophon)
06. Hidden Jazz Quartett - Soulosophy feat. Bajka / GERMANY
(from 'Raw and Cooked' album, 2016 / Agogo)
07. Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers - No Stitches / GERMANY
(from 'Cranes And Carpets' album, 2015 / Agogo)
08. Black Flower - Upwards / BELGIUM
(from 'Abyssinia Afterlife' album, 2014 / Zephyrus Music)
09. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Oasis (The Legend of Nathaniel Thorne) / USA
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' album, 2014 / self-released)
10. Ikebe Shakedown - Road Song / USA
(from 'The Beast' 7 inch, 2013 / Ubiquity)
11. Abahambi - Abahambi / SOUTH AFRICA
(from 'Freeway' album, 2013 / Black Pearl)
12. Timo Lassy - Green Pepper Strut / FINLAND
(from 'Love Bullet' album, 2015 / Membran)
13. Dr. Lonnie Smith - African Suite / USA
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
Total time : 56mn 23s

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-African_Mashed_Potato_Popcorn_Vol_10.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.16

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.16
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-24

The majority of what's in the music history books about the year 1975 is about rock. Disco is now big in clubs and starts to make big waves in the charts too. But there'sz lot of other cool stuff in the margins. Our selection here is rather classic, with soul, funk and jazz mostly.

Tracklisting :
01. Oscar Toney Jnr - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'I've Been Loving You Too Long To Stop Now...' album, 1975 / Contempo)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ultrafunk - Use Me
(from 'Ultrafunk' album, 1975 / Contempo)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Funky Stuff
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Isaac Hayes - Feel Like Makin' Love
(from 'Use Me' album, 1975 / Stax)
EUGENE MCDANIEL cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Hugo Montenegro - Caravan
(from 'Others By Brothers' album, 1975 / RCA)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brian Dee - The Look Of Love
(from'Hammond Excitement' album, 1975 / Polydor)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sir Walter - Who's Been Warming My Oven?
(recorded 1975, from 'Memphis 70' compilation, 2008 / BGP)
MACK VICKERY cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Melba Moore - Sunshine Superman
(from 'Peach Melba' album, 1975 / Buddah)
DONOVAN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Phil Flowers & The United Family - Smarty Pants (First Choice)
(from 'Some A Dis Some A Dat' album, 1975 / Longwood)
FIRST CHOICE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Akira Ishikawa - Pick Up the Pieces
(from 'Back to Rhythm' album, 1975 / Columbia)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Jackie Moore - Make Me Feel Like A Woman
(from 'Make Me Feel Like A Woman' album, 1975 / Kayvette)
CLARENCE REID cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Last - Summertime
(from 'Well Kept Secret' album, 1975 / Polydor)
GEORGE GERSHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 52s

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 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

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1971 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.12

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1971 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.12
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-08

Summer heat ain't stoppin' us. With only a few days off here and there, your beloved Paris DJs keep on recording, producing, rehearsing, selecting, soundtracking and, of course, publishing some cool mixes! This one's about cover songs recorded or released during the year 1971. A choice of funk, soul, jazz, rock, reggae and gospel tunes hand-picked one by one, never played in a Paris DJs mix before, carefully mixed and expertly mastered for an optimized listening experience.

Tracklisting :
01. Bobby Franklin's Insanity - Hit It And Quit It
(recorded 1971, from 'Westbound Funk' compilation, 2003 / BGP)
FUNKADELIC cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Merry Clayton - Southern Man
(from 'Merry Clayton' album, 1971 / Ode)
NEIL YOUNG cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Phillip Upchurch - Inner City Blues
(recorded 1971, from 'Darkness, Darkness' album, 1972 / Blue Thumb)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
04. The Two Things In One - Dreams
(recorded 1971, from 'Together Forever: The Music City Sessions' compilation, 2011 / Omnivore)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Orchester Werner Muller - Sex Machine
(from ' The Strip Goes On' album, 1971 / Decca)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Elders - Sissy Strut
(from'Looking For The Answer' album, 1971 / Audio Fidelity)
THE METERS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Hopeton Lewis - Funky Kingston
(from 'Grooving Out On Line' album, 1971 / Dynamic Sounds)
THE BEGINNING OF THE END cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Bobby Forrester - Uncle Funky
(from 'Organist' album, 1971 / Dobre)
HAROLD OUSLEY cover, more info on discogs 09. S.O.U.L. - Burning Spear (Single Edit)
(recorded 1971, from 'SuperFunk's Mission Impossible' compilation, 2011 / BGP)
RICHARD EVANS/THE SOULFUL STRINGS cover, more info on discogs
10. Paul Humphrey And The Cool-Aid Chemists - Them Changes
(from ' Paul Humphrey And The Cool-Aid Chemists ' album, 1971 / Lizard)
BUDDY MILES cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Idris Muhammad - Super Bad
(from 'Black Rhythm Revolution!' album, 1971 / Prestige)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Solomon Burke - Stand
(from 'Electronic Magnetism' album, 1971 / MGM)
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Ain't No Sunshine
(release 1971 on 45, from 'Blacknuss' album, 1972 / Atlantic)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. The Los Angeles Gospel Choir - All Along the Watchtower
(from 'The Gospel According To Dylan' album, 1971 / A&M)
BOD DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 22s

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 1970 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.11

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1970 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.11
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-07

After the series of 10 mixes from the 60's, here we go again with… no surprise: the 70s! The chronological order is respected, with, first things first, a selection of cover songs recorded or released during the year 1970, mainly on a SOUL tip. Paris DJs keeps on diggin'!!

Tracklisting :
01. Della Reese - Games People Play
(from 'Black Is Beautiful' album, 1970 / AVCO Embassy )
JOE SOUTH cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Merry Clayton - Bridge Over Troubled Water
(from 'Gimme Shelter' album, 1970 / Ode)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Clarence Carter - Patches
(from 'Patches' album, 1970 / Atlantic)
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Etta James - The Sound Of Love
(from 'Etta James Sings Funk' album, 1970 / Cadet)
THE BEE GEES cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Toshiaki Yokota & The Beat Generation - What'd I Say
(from 'Elevation' album, 1970 / Toshiba)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Billy Preston - I've Got A Feeling
(from 'Encouraging Words' album, 1970 / Apple)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Thelma Houston - Ride Louis Ride (Change in Louise)
(from 'Good Earth' 7 inch, 1970 / Dunhill)
JOE COCKER cover, more info on discogs
08. Shirley Scott - I Want You Back
(from 'Something' album, 1970 / Atlantic)
THE JACKSON 5 cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Richard "Groove" Holmes And Ernie Watts - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
(from 'Come Together' album, 1970 / )
FRANKIE VALLI cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Everybody's Talking
(from 'Natural Resources' album, 1970 / Gordy)
FRED NEIL cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Certain Lions & Tigers - These Boots Are Made For Walking
(from 'Soul Condor' album, 1970 / Polydor)
NANCY SINATRA cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 44mn 03s

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


Mr. Moo - Abstractions In Space

Mr Moo - Abstractions In Space
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-07-01

What really happened after the 90's? Past the electronic revolution, once all the freaks fled the overpriced cities, between the last gasp of experience and the last band standing in the minefield of our time, a bit before we found ourselves digitally brainwashed, there was a stream gathering, a loose joint venture of alternate currents, not really a scene or to twist Jim's words: "Weirds scenes inside the gold mind". A spirit or an electrical impulsion we're all connected (or disconnected to), a place where we all belong... Look no further, space is the place. It was the present, you can have it now.

Tracklisting :
01. Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins - 70 MPH Isn't Enough To Get Out Of Nebraska
(from 'Fascinating Fingers' album, 2009 / Ubiquity)
02. B.E.I.G.E. - Explosions = AE In B.E.I.G.E. (Nothing Has Changed)
(from 'Difficult Easy Listening' compilation, 2004 / Nonplace)
03. The Heliocentrics - Distant Star
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
04. The Heliocentrics - Flight 583
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
05. Money Mark - Monkey Dot
(from 'Push The Button' album, 1998 / Mo' Wax)
06. The Natural Yogurt Band - Space Echo
(from 'Away With Melancholy' album, 2008 / Jazzman)
07. Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Psycles
(from 'Sahara Swing' album, 2008 / Now Again)
08. Burnt Friedman and The Nu-Dub Players - Get Things Strait Dub
(from 'Can't Cool' album, 2003 / Nonplace)
09. Treva Whateva - Breakfast of Champions (skit)
(from 'Music's Made Of Memories' album, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
10. Shank - Shan-K
(from 'Do' album, 2009 / Nonplace)
11. Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Transition >Z<
(from 'Sahara Swing' album, 2008 / Now Again)
12. Pivot - Kirsten Dunst
(from 'Make Me Love You' album, 2005 / Sensory Projects)
13. Super Numeri - Beaks
(from 'Great Aviaries' album, 2003 / Ninja Tune)
14. Loka - Meet Dad
(from 'Fire Shepherds' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune)
15. The Natural Yogurt Band - Clocks
(from 'Tuck In With...' album, 2010 / Jazzman)
16. The Heliocentrics - Return Journey
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
17. Benevento/Russo Duo - Becky
(from 'Best Reason To Buy The Sun' album, 2005 / Ropeadope)
18. Homelife - Trapdoor
(from 'Exotic Interlude' album, 2009 / Humble Soul)
19. The Heliocentrics - Outro
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
Total time : 59mn 54s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mr. Moo
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

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

Direct download: Mr_Moo-Abstractions_In_Space.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:49am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1969 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1969 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.10
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

This tenth mix in the Standards, Versions and Revamps' series closes the first chapter - the 1960s - with a selections of covers recorded or first released in 1969. Ranging from Jamaican reinterpretations of recent hits to soul takes on rock hits, those 40 minutes of (mostly) HEAVY SOUL should be fascinating to tryout as a party starter!

Tracklisting :
01. Lloyd Williams - Because I Am Black
(from 'Because I'm Black' 7 inch, 1969 / Supreme)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Marcia Griffiths - Don't Let Me Down
(from 'Don't Let Me Down' 7 inch, 1969 / Escort)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Phoenix Authority - Come Together
(from 'Blood, Sweat and Brass' album, 1969 / Mainstream)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Dusty Springfield - Am I The Same Girl
(from 'Am I The Same Girl' 7 inch, 1969 / Philips)
BARBARA ACKLIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Billy Preston - Hey Brother
(from 'That's The Way God Planned It'
JIMI HENDRIX cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brother Lloyd's All Stars - The Tramp
(from 'Rock Steady Hits Of 69' compilation, 1969 / Fontana)
LOWELL FULSON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bobby Womack - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
(from 'My Prescription' album, 1969 / Minit)
TONY BENNETT cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Harvey Averne Band - Stand
(from 'Brotherhood' album, 1969 / Fania)
SLY and THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Soulful Strings - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
(from 'String Fever' album, 1969 / Cadet)
TRADITIONAL NEGRO SPIRITUAL, more info on wikipedia
10. Solomon Burke - The Mighty Quinn
(recorded 1969, from 'Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions' compilation, 2000 / Sundazed)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. The Dells - Dock Of The Bay
(from 'Love Is Blue' album, 1969 / Cadet)
OTIS REDDING cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Zack Laurence Orchestra - Stiletto
(from 'Alive An' Kickin' album, 1969 / DJM Records)
SID RAMIN cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
(from 'With a Little Help from My Friends' album, 1969 / Regal Zonophone)
TRAFFIC cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 39mn 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


Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix

Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

It's always hard to follow all the cool things Shawn Lee. New records all the time, radio show very week, collaborations all over… But having the tiger mask man actually coming to play live in Paris is a rare treat. And since he'll be playing at l'Alimentation Générale with French electro-acoustic band M.A Beat! on june 12th, we're happy to invite him for for this eclectic guest mix on Paris DJs! (full info on the june 12 event here). Note that Monophonics, played in this mix, will also be playing in Paris on the same day, at Le New Morning... Sir Shawn Lee is always so right on point!! And thanks to Joseph at Black Milk Music for putting all this together!

Tracklisting :
01. AM and Shawn Lee - Persuasion
(from 'Outlines' album, 2015 / self-released)
02. Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know
(from 'Melodies' album, 1977 / Nemperor)
03. Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan
(from 'Nisyan' 7 inch, 1977 / Polydor)
Already played by Loik in 'Bled Party mix, sept 2006
04. UPP - It's A Mystery
(from 'UPP' album, 1975 / Epic)
05. Rudy Love and The Love Family - Happiness
(from 'Happiness' 7 inch, 1970 / Canyon)
06. Breakdown Brass - Monmouth
(from 'Monmouth' 7 inch, 2015 / Kept Records)
Already played by Grant Phabao and Djouls in Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6', may 2015
07. Monophonics - Lying Eyes
(from 'Sound of Sinning' album, 2015 / Transistor Sound)
08. Forever Pavot - Miguel El Salam
(from 'Rhapsode' album, 2015 / Born Bad)
09. Bob Dorough - School House Rocky
(from 'Schoolhouse Rock!' soundtrack, 1996 / Rhino)
Total time : 30mn

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Shawn Lee (shawnlee.net)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Shawn_Lee-Planet_Of_The_Capes_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1968 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.9

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1968 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.9
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

Rather than trying to find some covers released in 1968 which would reflect the events from that year, such as the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Soviet Union invasion of Czechoslovakia, anti-Vietnam war protests throughout the western world, The Beatles' 'White Album' or the Mexico Olympics Black Power salute, we've stayed on the low on the political energy here, and instead focused on that warming Paris DJs classy and groovy sound you've been expecting from your number one French label. From Soul to Reggae, Exotica, more Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and even more Soul, there's no way you'll feel like a fish out of the water here!

Tracklisting :
01. Betty Wright - Girls Can't Do What Guys Do
(from 'My First Time Around' album, 1968 / ATCO)
WILLIE CLARKE/CLARENCE REID cover, released a month before Judy White's version, more info on wikipedia
02. The Creations - Holding Out
(from 'Holding Out' 7 inch, 1968 / Amalgamated)
ERNIE JOHNSON cover, released in 1967 by New Orleans artist Robert Parker, more info on funky16corners
03. Sandy Nelson - Soulful Strut
(from 'The Rebirth Of The Beat' album, 1968 / Imperial)
Eugene Record/Sonny Sanders cover, made popular by YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED, more info on wikipedia
04. Solomon Burke - Get Out Of My Life Woman
(from 'I Wish I Knew' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Andre Williams & The Quality Controls - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (pt.1)
(from 'Grapevine' 7 inch, 1968 / Sure-Shot)
Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong cover, made famous by MARVIN GAYE and a few others, more info on wikipedia
06. Byrdie Green - Return Of The Prodigal Son
(from 'Sister Byrdie!' album, 1968 / Fantasy)
HAROLD OUSLEY cover, made famous in 1967 by George Benson, Freddie Hubbard or Stanley Turrentine, more info on wikipedia
07. Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
(from 'Soul Sister' album, 1968 / Brunswick)
THE DOORS cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Soul Limbo
(from 'Soul Limbo' 7 inch, 1968 / Trojan)
BOOKER T. & THE MGs cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Lou Rawls - The Letter
Wayne Carson Thompson cover, made famous by THE BOX TOPS, more info on wikipedia
10. Leslie Uggams - River Deep, Mountain High
(from 'What's An Uggams?' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich cover, made famous by IKE & TINA TURNER, more info on wikipedia
11. Aretha Franklin - I Take What I Want
(from 'Aretha Now' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
SAM & DAVE cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Gilberto Sextet - Good Lovin'
(from 'The Groovy Sounds Of The Gilberto Sextet' album, 1968 / Cotique)
Rudy Clark/Arthur Resnick cover, made famous by THE YOUNG RASCALS, more info on wikipedia
13. Woody Herman - Hush
(from 'Hush' 7 inch, 1968 / Cadet)
Joe South cover, made famous by BILLY JOE ROYAL, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 35mn 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 | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_9-1968.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:40am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05-16

The 'Free Music' biz is vast and mostly uncharted. While every kind of shitty media only spotlights music that is sold, distributed, promoted, subsidized, etc., meaning: music from people who might buy advertising, at Paris DJs we often take the opposite route. If some music doesn't need to be sold, sometimes it's because it can't be sold, sometimes it's because it's just too good to be sold and shared with the whole world! But I digress. In 1984 The Grateful Dead revolutionized the music biz with their approach to free music. In the 1990s if you thought nothing happened, you just missed all the free music that followed 1984, from a whole generation of bands. If you don't get what I'm talking about here that's just because you haven't been reading/following properly what's been published in this website... Anyway. Free music is quite something and every two months roughly, I go, hunt, dig and pick some of the finest free music that's out there, and build a short story with it. I called it 'Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free', which is quite self-explanatory. Isn't it?

My first pick is the single extracted from Dokkerman and The Turkeying Fellaz's new album out on Tramp Records this month. Gritty deep funk from Budapest, Hungary, this is heavy shit from a badass nine piece band! I've stayed on the same spirit with Breakdown Brass, a masterful brass band from Brooklyn, NY, who've just released an essential Afro-funky 7 inch on Kept Records, which they also share for free in digital form on their bandcamp page. You're gonna love those cats...

Coming next are some friends/collaborators of Paris DJs, the Ancient Astronauts duo of Kabanjak and Dogu, two dope downbeat/hip hop/reggae producers from Cologne, Germany. They have a dub tune in the latest 'Bust Free' compilation from Cold Busted that I couldn't do without here.
Doctor Stereo from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not that much of a collaborator of this little Paris DJs label, but he's been appearing in those pages quite repeatedly anyway. The man's got a knack for digging into the groovy obscure and he's often very on point.

Now let's get back to Europe with a hip hop producer from Bristol, UK, Frenic, who's released an elegant cinematic/downtempo/instrumental hip hop album for free on Bandcamp. Picking a tune out of it wasn't an easy treat since the album has really been conceived as a whole story but I did my best.

Italian Crime Funk masters Calibro 35 shouldn't be unknown to Paris DJs' readers and listeners. We invited them for a mix of Italian soundtracks, did an interview with them and featured the band quite prominently in these pages. To celebrate their current Euro tour, they've released a free mashup version of The Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' hit. Psych rock meets hip hop at its finest, it's just huge, don't pass on this one!

We then head back over the Altantic with DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker from Palm Springs, California, DJ Day, and his latest edit, a disco/hip hop classic tune from 1982 for all the party b-boys out there. But the party doesn't stop here, and I'm glad to be able to featured some DJs from Paris, SLKT et Jodeli, better known as the Around The World duo. Their rework of 1970s Nigerian singer Mad Man Jaga builds a bridge between modern electronics and old school afrobeat. A heavy dancefloor tune for sure.

Also from Paris, French producer with roots in Chile Orlando Diaz Corvalan, better known as Medline, is present with an hybridation of latin and Kenyan music. Pure roots for the soul announcing the debut album of The West Bridge Band-Kibera Esbera on Electric Cowbell Records for Record Store Day 2015 - which I need to check asap!

A Paris DJs mix or compilation is always better with a track produced by Adrian Quesada in Austin, Texas, and this one isn't an exception. The 'Brownout presents Brown Sabbath' album released last year on Ubiquity is such a marvel of latin psych funk rock that I'm very enthousiastic about finding another free extract from this LP. You're gonna trip yourself out on this one that recalls the famous 'Maggot Brain' from Funkadelic. You should get that album if you haven't already...

Brooklyn, NY based producer, DJ and Musician Gramatik is one of the rising stars of the electro-soul hip hop scene. He puts out frenetically some free albums and EPS that generate millions of downloads and consequentely fills a crazy booking schedule. His latest release is a cool downtempo hip hop/soul crossover, the kind you play on repeat while waiting for a long-player in the same vein, featuring Raekwon of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and soul singer Orlando Napier.

Closing this selection is a track from 2013 by a band from Iceland I had never heard about before: Kaleo. Their blend of indie rock and blues is catchy and groovy, as opposed to other Icelandic bands, rather more focused on chilled electronics or ambient pop... I'd love to be able to check the album but I don't think it's been released outside of their homeland. Thankfully their appearance at the 2015 Bonnaroo festival might be a game-changer!

...And that's it for this mix, I'll be back in a month or so with my collegue Grant Phabao on the decks for a new volume of mixed music that you may download for free as a whole or separately, track by track (check the individual links in the tracklist below).

Tracklisting :
01. Dokkerman and Turkeying Fellaz - Snake Bite
(from 'Mango Season' 7 inch, 2015 / Tramp Records)
[free download on tramprecords.bandcamp.com]
02. Breakdown Brass - Monmouth
(from 'Monmouth' 7 inch, 2015 / Kept Records)
[free download on breakdownbrass.bandcamp.com]
03. Ancient Astronauts - Halfway Through
(from 'Bust Free 18' digital compilation, 2015 / Cold Busted)
[free download on shop.coldbusted.org]
04. Joe Tex - Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants (Doctor Stereo Joe-Hop version)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/doctorstereo]
05. Frenic - Cut up Music
(from 'Monomyth: Separation' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on frenic.bandcamp.com]
06. Calibro 35 - Sabotaggio
(unreleased mashup, 2015 / Record Kicks)
[free download on soundcloud.com/recordkicks]
07. Super 3 - When You're Standing On The Top (DJ Day Edit)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/iamdjday]
08. Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri (ATW Rework)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/atw0rld]
09. West Bridge Band and Aillacara 2743 - Papa (Home Made Master)
(unreleased, 2015 / Electric Cowbell)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dimsum66]
10. Brown Sabbath - Planet Caravan
(from 'Brown Sabbath' album, 2014 / Ubiquity)
[free download on noisetrade.com/bonnaroonoisetradesampler]
11. Gramatik - Native Son feat. Raekwon and Orlando Napier
(from 'Epigram' upcoming EP, 2015 / Lowtemp)
[free download on soundcloud.com/gramatik]
12. Kaleo - Broken Bones
(from 'Kaleo' album, 2013 / Sena)
[free download on noisetrade.com/bonnaroonoisetradesampler]
Total time : 47mn 04s

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 - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-03-06

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_8-1967.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1966 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.7

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:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:06am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_6-1965.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:37am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4

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

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: 8:03am EST

Djouls - Sweet Little Paris DJs Boy

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: 8:50am EST

Nostalgia 77 - Jazz d'Outre-Manche

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: 10:35am EST

Lost Midas - Elysium Mix

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: 5:39am EST

Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection

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: 11:04am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1964 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.5

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1964 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-03

This idea of doing a loooong series of mixes covering half a century of music came to us more nearly two years ago. After so many 'Molesting Laura mixes and a blast of a dozen new mixes of covers at then end of 2012, we couldn't just stop there. Mixes of cover songs are cool by essence, since they're mostly made of familar tunes, but we thought of a twist: let's sort them out by year. Let's do a mix of cover songs for each year, starting in… ok let's say 1960. Now let's fast-forward to mid-november 2014 and we're already at the fifth volume in this Paris DJs series of selections of covers from the same year - this one from songs which happened in 1964.
As promised last week, we haven't forgotten to go dig into Jamaican releases this time, hence the appearance of Lee Perry, Prince Buster or Roland Alphonso backed by The Skatalites, and Carlos Malcolm with His Afro Jamaican Rhythms… tackling some classics into ska! You'll also get a heavy dose of soul with Alvin Robinson, Roosevelt Grier, Dusty Springfield, Quincy Jones, Shirley Ellis or Don Gardner (who's just made the news with a Tramp Records compilation!). Plus a bit of Serge Gainsbourg, who was borrowing from Nigerian percussion player Olatunji Babatunde at the time, with new lyrics… Of course this not the ultimate mix of cover songs from 1964, just a quick draw we made from the records in our vaults - which might explain the mostly soul & ska flavors in here!

Tracklisting :
01. Alvin Robinson - Fever
(from 'Fever' 7 inch, 1964 / Red Bird)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Roosevelt Grier - I (Who Have Nothing)
(from 'Soul City' album, 1964 / Recording Industries Corp.)
BEN E. KING cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Serge Gainsbourg - Joanna
(from 'Gainsbourg Percussions' album, 1964 / Philips)
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Mother In Law
(from 'Ska Authentic' compilation, 1964 / ND Records)
ERNIE K-DOE cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Dusty Springfield - You Don't Own Me (Original Mono Mix)
(from 'A Girl Called Dusty' album, 1964 / Philips)
JOHN MADARA/DAVID WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - Christine Keeler
(from 'Christine Keeler' 7 inch, 1964 / C And N Records)
BEN TUCKER cover (Comin' Home Baby), more info on wikipedia
07. Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Hard Day's Night
(from 'Golden Boy' album, 1964 / Mercury)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Shirley Ellis - Bring It On Home To Me
(from 'Such A night' 7 inch, 1964 / Congress)
SAM COOKE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Quintet - What'd I Say
(from 'In Sweden' album, 1964 / Sonet)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Prince Buster featuring The Skatalites) - Perhaps
(from 'Fly Flying Ska' compilation, 1964 / Soulsville Center)
OSVALDO FARRÉS/JOE DAVIS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Carlos Malcolm And His Afro Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska
(from 'Bonanza Ska' 7 inch, 1964 / Up-Beat)
JAY LIVINGSTON/RAY EVANS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 33mn 03s

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_5-1964.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1963 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.4

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1963 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-03

Fourth volume in our series of selections of covers from the same period, this mix focuses on the year 1963, gathering Jazz, Soul, Folk, Latin, French Chanson, and Rhythm and Blues interpretations of hits from the past of that time. Of course after 1960, 1961 and 1962, it's not a big big surprise to our listeners, and some cool versions of standards will give a feeling of a swim in charted waters: 'Hallelujah I Love Her So', 'Take Five', 'Comin Home Baby', 'Fever'… We tried our best to go diggin' further (without replaying tunes already aired on the Paris DJs podcast), and if this for sure is NOT a definitive statement of what a cover was then, this mix is at least a cool snapshot of some of that concept for the year 1963. The selection could have included one or two reggae/ska thingies though… we'll try not to forget the Jamaican island next time!

Tracklisting :
01. Terrell Prude Trio - Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from 'Princess' album, 1963 / Tangerine)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Pat Boone - All Shook Up
(from 'Pat Boone Sings Guess Who?' album, 1963 / Dot)
OTIS BLACKWELL/ELVIS PRESLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Billie Poole with The Junior Mance Trio and Keny Burrell - Them Blues
(from 'Confessin The Blues' album, 1965 / Riverside)
OLLIE JONES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Betty Everett - You're No Good
(from 'It's In Her Kiss' album, 1963 / Vee Jay)
CLINT BALLARD JR. cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Davy Graham - Don't Stop The Carnival
(from 'The Guitar Player' album, 1963 / Pye)
SONNY ROLLINS cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo (aka The Animals) - I Just Wanna Make Love to You
(from untitled private press EP, 1963 / Graphic Sound)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ike and Tina Turner - I Dig You
(from 'Dynamite' album, 1963 / Sue)
JOE SENACA/MAYNOR STEWARD cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Frank De Vol - Take Five
(from 'The New Sound of Frank De Vol's Rocking Big Band' album, 1963 / Columbia)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Sylvie Vartan - Ne T'en Va Pas (Comin' Home Baby)
(from 'I'm Watching' EP, 1963 / RCA Victor)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Quincy Jones - Comin' Home Baby
(from 'Plays Hip Hits' album, 1963 / Mercury)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
11. La Lupe - Fever
(from 'Fever' 7 inch, 1963 / Mercury)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Trini Lopez - Unchain My Heart
(from 'If I Had A Hammer' 7 inch, 1963 / Reprise)
BOBBY SHARP cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Solomon Burke - If You Need Me
(from ' If You Need Me' album, 1963 / Atlantic)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 31mn 38s

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_4-1963.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nelo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired Ethio-Jazz song recorded and produced in a day by Shareholder Tom. We then head into a more groovy/hip hop part, with a new DJ Vadim rework, a very cool and funky tune from Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark's just released album (the former is from The Pharcyde and the latter from Jurassic 5 so get your ears on that LP asap!), a splendid rework/mashup of Jimmy Smith and Lou Reed by the one and only J-Rocc, and a new California-cool song from People Under The Stairs. The second half of this mix goes into rather unknown territories, starting with a song made famous by French singer Charles Aznavour, interpreted by Congolese band Orchestre Franco, and remixed by Greek producer Palov… The killer edit of The Emotions which follows (spotted by Oliver Wang on his Soul-Sides blog - thanks!) is quite a treat too, and we've also found a way to pick a second tune from the Golden Dawn Arkestra afro-psych-rock project from Austin, Texas - one you have to grab if you haven't already. 'Produced by Adrian Quesada' should be enough of an argument… The last quarter of this mix is rather on the afro-side, with a tune extracted from the just-released Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics album. This amazing combination of artists resulted in a killer live show last year, I'm wondering how the album's sounding. Someone please tell Strut Records to send us a promo copy! UK Afrobeat band The Fontanelles are next. Their album released last year on First Word Records is a neo-classic of the genre and even if the song we found is not available for free anymore, we couldn't pass on playing it to remind you how cool that project is. The mix closes with two end-of-program selections: a soundtrack-ish surf tune by an Israeli band, and an astounding rework of Danny Elfman's 'Simpsons Theme' by German hip hop producer Dexter.

Tracklisting :
01. Nelo - Comment Te Dire Adieu
(from 'Touche' album, 2014 / Miam Records)
02. Animaux - Alaska (The Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)
03. Shareholder Tom - Ethiopian Girl
(from 'One Day Songs' EP, 2014 / Büro.9 Music)
04. Governor Tiggy x Mary J Blige x DJ Vadim - Tears On My Pillow
05. Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark - Bouillon (feat. Del and Murs)
(from 'Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark' album, 2014 / Delicious Vinyl)
06. Jimmy Smith x Lou Reed - Walk On The Spinning Wheel (J. Rocc Edit)
07. Kat O1O feat. People Under The Stairs - Summer Nights
08. Orchestre Franco - Je t Attends (Palov Bossanova Edit)
09. The Emotions - Blind Alley (Altered Tapes Remix)
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Masakayli
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
11. Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics - In The Middle
(from 'Jaiyede Afro' album, 2014 / Strut)
12. The Fontanelles - Afrocat
(from 'Horns Of Freedom' album, 2013 / First Word)
13. Monti Fiori - Cantare Surf (con Eyal Talmudi)
(from 'Cantare Surf' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
14. Dexter - Homer Flip
(from '10 YRS MPM x HHV.DE' compilation, 2012 / Melting Pot Music)
Total time : 51mn 22s

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

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


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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-09

Opening with a standard penned by Doc Pomus and Phil Spector for Ben E. King, this selection of (mostly) covers released in 1962 shows once again that classics are timeless. The sixties are still in the early stages and the global vibe is swinging, just starting to get a little poppy, as you'll discover while listening to the calypso, blues, soul, jazz and latin musical arrangements we've picked here. Pass the word if you like the series, we'll be back with a new episode by the end of next week...

Tracklisting :
01. Ben E. King - Ecstasy
(from 'Don't Play That Song!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
DOC POMUS/PHIL SPECTOR song, more info on allmusic
02. LaVern Baker - See See Rider
(from 'See See Rider' 7 inch, 1962 / Atlantic)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
03. Harry Belafonte - Michael Row The Boat Ashore
(from 'The Midnight Special' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
04. Nina Simone - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(from 'Nina Simone Sings Ellington!' album, 1962 / Colpix)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
(from 'Comin' Home Baby!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Sam Cooke - A Whole Lotta Woman
(from 'Twistin' The Night Away' album, 1962 / RCA)
SMOKEY ROBINSON/THE CONTOURS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Aretha Franklin - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
(from 'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' album, 1962 / Columbia)
JEAN SCHWARTZ/SAM M. LEWIS/JOE YOUNG cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Booker T. and The M.G.'s - I Got a Woman
(from 'Green Onions' album, 1962 / Stax)
RAY CHARLES/RENALD RICHARD cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo - Caravana
(from 'Jazz Tropical' album, 1962 / Musart)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Carmen McRae - Take Five
(from 'Take Five (Recorded Live At Basin Street East)' album, 1962 / Columbia)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Gerald Wilson Big Band - Milestones
(from 'Moment Of Truth' album, 1962 / Pacific Jazz)
MILES DAVIS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Homer and Jethro - Tico, Tico
(from 'Playing It Straight' album, 1962 / RCA Victor
ORQUESTRA COLBAZ cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Harry Belafonte - Zombie Jamboree
(from 'The Many Moods Of Belafonte' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
LORD INTRUDER cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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_3-1962.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:38am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-02

As explained in the 'Volume One', this series of mixes in the 'Molesting Laura' vein explores the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years. This selection from records released or recorded in 1961 (excepted for one exception from hte mid/late 60s) keeps on diggin' some old but never aging Blues, Calypso, Exotica, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul. Hoping to see you next week, same spot, for the 1962 mix!

Tracklisting :
01. Sam Cooke - You're Always On My Mind
(from 'My Kind Of Blues' album, 1961 / RCA)
J.W. ALEXANDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra - Tequila
(from 'The Best of Cougat' album, 1961 / Mercury)
THE CHAMPS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ernestine Allen - Love For Sale
(from 'Let It Roll' album, 1961 / Tru-Sound)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
(from 'At Last!' album, 1961 / Argo)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny 'Hammond' Smith - Ribs an' Chips
(from 'Stimulation' album, 1961 / Prestige)
More info on wikipedia
06. Jeannette Williams - Hound Dog
(from 'Andre Williams Detroit Soul Vol.4' compilation, 2002 / Detroit 1961 Records)
JERRY LEIBER, MIKE STOLLER cover, more info on wikipedia.
This was released originally in 1967, not in 1961, but compiled on Detroit 1961 Records… So it is indeed from 1961 - the label!
07. Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
from 'Jump up Calypso' album, 1961 / RCA)
LORD KITCHENER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Claude Nougaro - Le Jazz Et La Java
(from 'Le Jazz Et La Java' 7 inch, 1961 / Philips)
DAVE BRUBECK cover (of the instrumental 'Three To Get Ready'), more info on wikipedia
09. Mark Murphy - My Favourite Things
(from 'Rah' album, 1961 / Riverside)
RICHARD ROGERS/OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Three Suns - Fever
(from 'Fever and Smoke' album, 1961 / RCA)
LITTLE WILIE JOHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Della Reese - Come-On-A-My House
(from 'Della Della Cha Cha Cha' album, 1961 / RCA)
ROSEMARY CLONEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. John Young Trio - Take Five
(from 'Themes And Things' album, 1961 / Argo)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)
(from 'VIVA Cugat!' album, 1961 / Mercury)
MOISES SIMONS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. James Brown - Hold It
(from 'Night Train' compilation, 1961 / King)
CLIFFORD SCOTT/BILLY BUTLER cover, originally a 1958 hit by Bill Doggett, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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_2-1961.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-09-25

The 'Molesting Laura' series of mixes ranks amongst Paris DJs' most popular ones. With this new series in the same vein, we've decided to keep on exploring the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years! It'll be mixes of covers (the kind you're used to) but each one focusing on a full year of releases, starting in 1960, then 1961, then 1962, etc., up 'til today.

The concept of the cover is not the same in the early 1960s, after the Beatles and the pop explosion in the mid/late 60s, during the psychedelic revolution of the late 60s/earl 70s, in the 80s when many went for the cheap synths sounds (yes, some years in those 80s are gonna hard to fill), when grunge was so big in the 90s and so on… Of course this series is not definitive at all, just a viewpoint from Paris DJs' vaults of music. We're now working on the year 1965 and after and we might need help, especially for the 80s, so if you have suggestions don't hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.

This selection from records released or recorded in 1960 digs into Blues, Exotica, Jazz, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. Expect a few surprises and stay connected 'cos this is gonna be a loooooong ride!

Tracklisting :
01. Felix Slatkin Fantastic Percussion - I Love Paris
(from 'Felix Slatkin Conducts Fantastic Percussion' album, 1960 / Liberty)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Mack The Knife
(from 'Crazy! Baby' album, 1960 / Blue Note)
KURT WEILL/BERTOLT BRECHT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Kelly Brothers - He's The Same Today
(from 'He's Alright' 7 inch, 1960 / Federal)
ROSE WILLIAMS cover
04. Bo Diddley - Prisoner Of Love
(from 'Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger' album, 1960 / Checker)
RUSS COLUMBO/CLARENCE GASKILL/LEO ROBIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
(from 'Spoonful' 7 inch, 1960 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Don Cristobal y su Orquesta - Quien Sera
(from 'Recuerdo Tropical' album, 1960 / Video International)
LUIS DEMETRIO/PABLI BELTRAN RUIZ cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Peter Appleyard Per-cus-sive Jazz - Peter Gunn
(from 'Doctored For Super-Sound' album, 1960 / RCA)
HENRI MANCINI cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet - Summertime
(from 'Hot Sauce' album, 1960 / Tru-Sound)
GEORGE GERSCHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Don Pablo De Havana (aka Ed Lincoln) e sua Orquesta - Delicado
(from 'Cha Cha Cha Espetacular' album, 1960 /
VALDIR AZEVEDO/JACK LAWRENCE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Roger King Mozian - Carioca
(from 'Spectacular Percussion' album, 1960 / MGM)
VINCENT YOUMANS/EDWARD ELISCU/GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble - Caravan
(from 'Music To Break Any Mood' album, 1960 /
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Hugo Montenegro & Orch. - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
(from 'Bongos + Brass' album, 1960 / Time)
EDVARD GRIEG cover, more info on wikipedia
13. James Brown and His Famous Flames - Think
(from 'Think' album, 1960 / King)
THE "5" ROYALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 23s

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_1-1960.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5 by Déni Shain & Samy Ben Redjeb

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5
By Déni Shain and Samy Ben Redjeb
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-08-28

A bit more then a year ago I received a message from Déni Shain, a french music producer based in Lisbon. In that mail he asked me if I would be interested in releasing music from Cabo Verde since he was close to Chico and Wilson, the 2 DJs behind Celeste Mariposa (an excellent portuguese/angolan soundsystem specialised in lusophone music). 'I can convince them to make their record collection available to you' he added. I asked him if he could send me a selection, not knowing the amount of work my request would represent. I only later found out that the three-men-team had spent a whole week to pick and choose what they thought was adequate and another few days to wash the record and digitise the music.
I received that selection in March 2013 and I haven't stopped listening to it since. I clearly remember having that wonderful feeling when songs keep growing on you the more you listen. 'Very good sign' I thought! The collection of songs I had received became the base for a whole concept and we all started criss crossing Europe and Cabo Verde looking for more music and looking for the Cap-Verdien artists we loved. Déni Shain became an important asset for the Analog Africa label, supporting us with remixes and mixes but more importantly with an addictive positive energy.
After his first mix for us, the amazing 'Ghana Soundtrack' made out of unreleased and rare tracks from the small west african musical powerhouse, here is his second instalment made of handpicked dancefloor filler. A huge shout goes to legendary african music connoisseur John Beatle and to my close friend Keith Salter for offering us some of the fantastic music included here.
(Samy Ben Redjeb / Analog Africa)

Tracklisting :
01. Vincent Ahehehinnou and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Yeye We Nou Mi
(from 'The 1st Album' LP, 1973 / Analog Africa reissue 2011)
02. Iftin Band - Haka Yeelin Nacabkeenna
(from 'Gabar ii Noquee' tape, 1980s / special thanks to John Beadle)
03. Solo Hit - Imoikeme
(from 'Imoikeme' 7 inch, 2013 reissue / Analog Africa)
04. N’Draman Blintch - I First U Last
(from 'Cosmic Sounds' LP, 1980 / Cosmic Sounds)
05. Dina Santos - O Anel
(from 'In London' LP, 1983 / Dacapo)
06. Victor Uwaifo And The Titibitis - Ohue
(From 'I Wanna Be Your No.1', 1980s / Taretone)
07. Africa Negra - Carambola
(from 'Africa Negra 83' LP, 1983 / IEFE)
08. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Moulon Devia
(from 'Reveil Disco Dubain' LP, available soon on a forthcoming Analog Africa release)
09. Ondeno - Mayolye
(from 'Ondeno' LP, 1980 / Disque Ledoux - Special thanks to Keith Slater)
Total time : 37mn 35s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Déni Shain and Samy Ben Redjeb

Links :
Déni Shain : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Analog Africa : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Analog-Africa-Mix-For-PARIS-DJs-VOL-5.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:28am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-07-30

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl... only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your impatience, here's a second volume of carefully selected free downloads found on the web, assembled in a nice and flowing mix. Because 'Some of the best things in life are free', once again baby. Enjoy the vibes, and go grab the tracks for free separately if there's any you fall in love with!

Tracklisting :
01. The Frightnrs - Never Answer
(from '12-21-12' EP, 2012 / self-released)
02. Os Originais do Samba - Falador Passa Mal (Bosq Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
03. Poldoore - Lush Life
(from 'Lush Life' EP, 2014 / Dusted Wax)
04. The Elder Statesman - Montreux Sunrise
(from 'Montreux Sunrise' 7 inch, 2014 / Bastard Jazz)
05. Eminem - Business vs. J.A.R. - Future Cuss Cuss Mix 2
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
06. Governor Tiggy x Dr Dre x DJ Vadim - Well Done
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
07. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Push Na Ya
(from 'Unstraight Ahead' album, 2014 / Now-Again)
08. Simone Rubi - When I'm Down
(free single, 2013 / self-released)
09. Third Coast Kings - Black Cat Boogie
(from 'West Grand Boulevard' album, 2014 / Record Kicks)
10. Witch - Sunshine (The Bogart's Whiskey Barons Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
11. Spanish Gold - Out On The Street
(from 'South of Nowhere' album, 2014 / Del Mar Records)
12. Pleasuremaker (Afrolicious) - Mosquito Dance
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
13. Radio Citizen - Did You Waltz
(from 'Warm Canto EP', 2014 / Rauschen Records)
14. Bio Ritmo - Codeina
(from 'Puerta Del Sur' album, 2014 / Vampisoul)
15. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Afropocalypse
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
Total time : 56mn 57s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Some_Of_The_Best_Things_In_Life_Are_Free.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Soul Square - Can I Get A Soul Vibration ?

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Soul_Square-Can_I_Get_A_Soul_Vibration.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents MRR-ADM Dirty Drums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_MRR-ADM_Dirty_Drums.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble presents Wax & Gold - Ethiopian Classic Selections curated by Sonny Abegaze

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundystem presents Bajka Vol.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Bajka_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:58am EST

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix III

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_III_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:42am EST

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_II_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Masstropicas - Andean-Beat Mix

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Masstropicas-Andean_Beat_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:01am EST

DJ Format - Strictly Hip Hop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: DJ_Format-Strictly_Hip_Hop.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Sandra Nkaké and Jî Drû - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Sandra_Nkake_and_Ji_Dru-Journey.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:24am EST

J.J. Whitefield - Strictly 45's Mix

J.J. Whitefield - Strictly 45's Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-10-17

Earlier this week was released on Daptone Records an unmissable compilation, 'The Poets Of Rhythm - Anthology: 1993-2012', collecting 20 years of raw funk & soul from the cult German crew penned by Wax Poetics as The godfathers of deep funk. To celebrate this double LP release, the band's guitar player and frequent Paris DJs collaborator J.J. Whitefield has sent us a 40mn mix of rare funk 45's, so good and full of soul that we couldn't pass on publishing it… Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. The Interpretations - Blow Your Mind
(from 'Trippin' 7 inch, 1970 / Jubilee) info
02. Georgeous George - Fon-Kin (Instrumental)
(from 'Fon-Kin' 7 inch, 1976 / HoMark) info
03. Moody Scott - I Don't Dig No Phoney Part II
(from 'I Don't Dig No Phoney' 7 inch, 1972 / Seventy Seven) info
04. The Herculoids - Get Back
(from 'When Something Is Wrong With My Baby' 7 inch, 1967 / Herculoids) info
05. Shelley Fisher - I'll Leave You (Girl)
(from 'I'll Leave You (Girl)' 7 inch, 1970 / April) info
06. Harvey & The Phenomenals - Soul & Sunshine
(from 'Soul & Sunshine' 7 inch, 1966 / Da-Wood) info
07. Tommy Bush - Skin It Back
(from 'Skin It Back' 7 inch, 1973 / Cal State) info
08. Smokey Brooks - Spin-It Jig
(from 'Eternal' 7 inch, 1971 / Now) info
09. Wee Willie & The Winners - I Don't Know What You Got But I Know What You Need (Part II)
(from 'I Don't Know What You Got But I Know What You Need ' 7 inch, 1974 / Shotgun) info
10. Johnnie Morisette with Jennell Hawkins Sextette - I'm Hungry
(from 'Treat Me Right' 7 inch, 1960s / J. & J.) info
11. Living Color - Plastic People
(from 'Plastic People' 7 inch, 1974 / Sophisticated Funk) info
12. Oceanliners - Funky Pants
(from 'Funky Pants' 7 inch, 1972 / Blue Candle) info
13. Ben Collier B. B. S. S. - Walk Proud
(from Jay Jay Bailey 'Salute To Black Women' 7 inch, 1970 / Atlantic) info
14. Pleasure Web - Music Man Part II
(from 'Music Man' 7 inch, 1973 / Eastbound) info
15. Darondo - Let My People Go
(from 'Legs' 7 inch, 1974 / Af-Fa World) info
16. Michael Liggins & The Super Souls - Loaded Back
(from 'Loaded Back' 7 inch, 1968 / Mighty) info
17. Human Race - Grey Boy
(from 'Human Race' 7 inch, 1971 / Gem) info
Total time : 42mn 29s

The full 45s artworks are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Mix & selection by J.J. Whitefield
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Download MP3

Links :
The Poets Of Rhythm : discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: JJ_Whitefield-Strictly_45s_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique Vol.2

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique Vol.2 - African 45s
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-09-19

Following up on his march 2011 'Soul Sauvage d'Afrique' mix, Karl Hector is back with a second volume, prepared with a choice selection of African 45s! Who is Karl Hector? He's one of the mysterious figures behind the Poets Of Rhythm collective (catch their anthology out next month on Daptone!), a regular Paris DJs guest who's always coming back with tasty selections of VERY rare stuff to share. His previous Afro mix was one of the most downloaded of its year, and this one should please our listeners too, packed with 72 minutes of hard to find African seven inches, specially picked from the personal collection of Karl Hector.

Tracklisting :
01. Orchestre Picoby-Band - Vikoue (1970s / Aux Ecoutes) NIGERIA
02. The Semi-Colon - Nekwaha-Semi Colon (1974 / EMI) NIGERIA
03. The Funkees - Ogbu Achara (1970s / HMV) NIGERIA
04. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - E Wa Dagbe (1970s / Albarika Store) BENIN
05. Rodriguez And The African Revolution - Mi Gon Nonui Ylow (Decca) BENIN
06. Ceejebs - Life In Cannan (1970s / EMI) NIGERIA
07. The Big Beats - Ni Msumoo Bo Donn (1970s / Polydor) GHANA
08. Fela Ransome Kuti And The Afrika 70 - Shenshema Part 1 (1972 / HMV) NIGERIA
09. The Hykkers - Stone The Flower (1973 / HMV) NIGERIA
10. Alemayehu Eshete - Yelebene Bitayew (1970s / Amha) ETHIOPIA
11. Lusaka Radio Band - Tubamangenu (1970s / Zamba) ZAMBIA
12. Ochien'G Jakanyenyo - Jashon Gor (1973 / Melodica) KENYA
13. Kit Mikayi Cisco Jazz Band - Karafuu (1970s / Matata) KENYA
14. The Strangers - Onye Ije (1970 / HMV) NIGERIA
15. Bola Johnson And His Easy Life Top Beat - Ten Commandments (1970s / Philips) NIGERIA
16. Unknown (White Label)
17. Orchestre 'Rail Band' - Tama Diyar Mali Deun La (1973 / BH) MALI
Total time : 72mn 06s

Credits :
Mix & selection by Karl Hector
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Soul_Sauvage_d_Afrique_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:01am EST

Karl Hector - Psychedelic Breaks Action

Karl Hector - Psychedelic_Breaks_Action
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-09-03

Fans of heavy and raw funk, of deeply psychedelic breaks, get ready for some tripping action! Karl Hector, esteemed member of the Poets Of Rhythm collective (who have an anthology out next month on Daptone) and regular guest on Paris DJs has been preparing for our series of summer mixes not one but two exclusive mixes, with an 'African 45' set happening in two weeks, and this marvelous 'Psychedelic Breaks Action one hour selection aired today!! So put on your 3D kaleidoscopic glasses, get on the freaky train, think of hallucinatory stars and multicolored dancers, free your mind and let yourself groove to the rhythm of this one hour consciousness-expanding funk selection. You've been warned.

Sorry, no tracklisting this time…
Total time : 60mn

Credits :
Mix & selection by Karl Hector
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Psychedelic_Breaks_Action.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-27

Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah is a keyboard player and producer from Brooklyn. He's a founding member of Antibalas, of Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings/Soul Providers (under the name 'Earl Maxton') and of the Easy Star All-Stars. Victor really started producing reggae music 12 years ago, with his second album, released in 2001 on Guidance Recordings under the alias Roots Combination. His third album from 2007 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod', heavily played in Paris DJs mixes, still ranks as one of the greatest roots reggae recordings of the 21st century. He's been sharing his time between session work (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Lilly Allen, Nickodemus, Sugarman 3, Nas...), engineering/production work (Rob Symeonn, Jahdan Blakamoore, DJ Spinna, Courtney John, The Frightnrs, Maddie Ruthless, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars...), remixes (Sharon Jones, Alice Russell, Femi Kuti, Lady, Erykh Badu, M.I.A., Curumin, Bob and Gene...), featurings, new productions on the Liondub45 label, deejaying as Ticklah, and of course recording and touring with Antibalas or The Dap-Kings.

Victor visited us last year when Antibalas was playing in Paris, and he's been hitting us with his new productions regularly ever since, including a few selections yet to be released, such as his recent remixes for American indie rock band Wild Belle or Truth and Soul's R'n'B/funk/soul project Lady, his upcoming latest Rob Symeonn production to be released by Jah Youth, or the Brukky project to appear soon on Names You Can Trust

The man hears reggae exactly the way we do and we're deeply into his music. This mix is an opportunity for us to share this love. A HUGE 'Thank You' goes to Victor Axelrod for his help in building this mix, and of course also to Ben Hito for his killer series of artworks for our summer mixes!!

Tracklisting :
01. Lady - Get Ready (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Get Ready' 7 inch, 2013 / Truth and Soul) info
02. Judah Eskender Tafari - Land Of Confusion (Ticklah Rmx)
(from 'Land Of Confusion' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub45) info | buy
03. Wild Belle - Keep You (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Keep You' single, 2013 / Columbia) info
04. Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General Dub (Ticklah Dub)
(from 'The General' 7 inch, 2009 / Liondub45) info | buy
05. The Inversions - Rub The Lamp
(from 'I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights' 7 inch, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
06. Rob Symeonn and Ticklah - Rob I Land
(from 'Rob I Land' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub45) info | buy
07. Ticklah - Pork Eater (feat. Rob Symeonn)
(from 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod' album, 2007 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
08. Sluggy Ranks - Nah Bow Down
(from 'Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions Presents Roots Combination' compilation, 2001 / Guidance) info
09. Rob Symeonn feat. Ticklah - Jah Only
(from 'Jah Only' single, 2013 / Jah Youth Productions) info | buy
10. Sugar Minott - Praise His Name
(from 'Praise His Name' 7 inch, 2010 / Liondub45) info | buy
11. Brukky - Why Yu Nuh
(from 'Why Yu Nuh' upcoming 7 inch, 2013 / Names You Can Trust) info | buy
12. Easy Star All-Stars - Time Version
(from 'Dub Side Of The Moon' album, 2003 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
13. The Frightnrs - Admiration
(from '12/21/12' digital single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
14. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan - Stone Cold Dead in the Market (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Verve Records and Rockstar Games Present LA Noire Remixed' compilation, 2011 / Verve) info
15. Courtney John - Born To Fly
(from 'Born To Fly' 7 inch, 2012 / Liondub45) info | buy
16. Sharon Jones - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Daptone Records Remixed' compilation, 2008 / Scion Records) info | buy
Total time : 61mn 22s

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

Credits :
Selection by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com) with the help of Ticklah
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Presents_Ticklah.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 4:47am EST

Anthony Joseph - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.3

Anthony Joseph - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.3 - Voodoo Funk
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-20

British/Trinidadian poet/musician Anthony Joseph already offered us with 3 exclusive mixes: 'Roots and Influences' (dec. 2008), 'The Rubber Orchestra Paris DJs Mix Part 1' (sept. 2011) and 'Part 2' (dec. 2011). Hot on the heels of his summer tour dates and live album release ('Live In Bremen'), Anthony's back with a superb mix of Voodoo Jazz, the third in the series of 'West Indies Funk' selections after Loik and Djouls' ones (still available here and there)… Expect a lot of cool songs and grooves from Trinidad and more Caribbean islands music!

Tracklisting :
01. Ella Andall - Hello Africa
(from 'Hello Africa' 12 inch, 1976 / Shorty) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
02. Art De Coteau - Kereika Woman
(from 'Inaugural' LP, 1978 / Abraham) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
03. Lord Nelson - Shango
(from 'Black Gold' album, 1978 / Richie's Music Productions) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
04. King Wellington - Shango
(from 'Sooner Or Later' album, 1977 / Kalinda) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
05. Brother Resistance - Crucial Decision (Rapso)
(from 'Crucial Decision' 12 inch, 1980s / Network) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
06. Wild Fire - Do Not Climb Picker Tree
(from 'Wild Fire' LP, 1975 / Kala Loo) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
07. Theophilus Homer - So Ungrateful
(from 'Why Can't We Love Each Other' 7 inch, 1978 / Semp)
08. Exile One - Which One Is Me Home?
(from 'Exile One' album, 1974 / Disque Debs) DOMINICA info
09. Claude "Fats" Green Featuring Pritchard - Carib Soul
(from 'Fats Shake 'Em Up' album, 1973 / Camille) PANAMA info
10. Gemini Brass - The Time Is Right Now
(from 'The Time Is Right!' album, 1977 / Gemini) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
11. Kalyan - Trini-Vibes
(from 'Trini-Vibes' album, 1977 / MCA) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
12. Michael Boothman Touch Featuring Charmaine Forde - Waiting For Your Love
(from 'Waiting For Your Love' 12 inch, 1980 / Touch Production) BARBADOS info
13. John John - Soul
(from 'Citagrandson' album, 2013 / Highway) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
14. Beckett - Coming Higher
(from 'Coming Higher' album, 1978 / First River) GRENADINES info
15. Kalyan - Down on Frederick Street
(from 'Volume One - What We Gonna Do Next?' compilation, late 1970s / Village)
16. Lord Superior - White Man Wife
(from 'Calypso @ Dirty Jim's' soundtrack, 2005 / Caribbean Music Group) info
17. Bomber - United States of the West Indies
(from 'Calypso @ Dirty Jim's' soundtrack, 2005 / Caribbean Music Group) info
18. Lord Kitchener - Africa My Home
(from 'Africa My Home' 78, 1952 / Melodisc) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
19. Ella Andall - Elegbara Mo Feran O (fe Ro)
(from 'Moforibale Esu' compilation, 2007 / Ella Andall) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
Total time : 66mn 46s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol_3.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope

Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-13

Paris DJs' favorite Funk, Soul and Jazz German label Tramp Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with many exciting releases, albums, 45s, 'The Story Of' series, the second volume in the 'Feeling Nice' series, and Santa's Funk and Soul Christmas Party Vol.2! Our series of summer mixes was the perfect opportunity to join this celebration, and the label manager/A&R Tobias Kirmayer has prepared for this special occasion a very cool and eclectic selection of grooves that should enlighten this uber-calm mid-august period of the year… including to exclusive mashups of Hip Hop a capellas with some trippy Jazz! For all things Tramp Records on Paris DJs, check our tag...

Tracklisting :

01. The Nextmen 'Break The Mould' vs. The Soul Session 'Hamjam (Tofu Mix)'
(a capella from 'Break The Mould' 12 inch, 1999 / Scenario) info | buy
(instrumental from 'One' album, 2011 / Agogo) info | buy
02. Jurassic 5 'Red Hot' vs. Dragonfly 'Angel Dust'
(a capella from 'Red Hot' 12 inch, 2005 / Up Above Records) info | buy
(instrumental from 'Timestream' album, 1998 / Sweet Mother Recordings) info
03. DJ Friction - Rap Actors feat.  Bazooka Joe Gotti
(from 'On My Way' 12 inch, 2001 / Four Music) info | buy
04. Winter - Bones
(from 'Open Up Your Eyes' 7 inch, 1977 / North Wind Muzic Company)
(appears on 'California Funk' compilation, 2010 / Jazzman) info | buy
05. Counts - Chitlins etc.
(from 'Clyde, Clyde The Cows Outside' 7 inch, 1965 / Panorama 9) info | more info
06. Rock Robbins - Good Lovin'
(from 'Good Lovin' 7 inch, 1966 / My 2909 Records) info
07. The Qualitons - Rolling The Bones
(from 'Rolling the Bones' 7 inch, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | buy
08. The Hi-Fly Orchestra - I Got Hope feat. Julia Fehrenberger
(from 'Get Ready' album, 2013 / Agogo Records) info | buy
09. Iris Bell Trio Feat. Butch Miles - Baby, You've Got Soul
(from 'Movements 5' compilation, 2013 / Tramp Records) info | buy
10. George Fischoff - Don Jose
(from 'Jazz With Luigi' album, 1963 / Hoctor Records) info
11. Mose Allison - You Can Count On Me To Do My Part
(from 'Mose In Your Ear' album, 1972 / Atlantic) info
12. Herb Geller - Rhyme and Reason Time
(from 'An American In Hamburg - The View From Here' album, 2013 reissue / Tramp Records) info | buy
13. Society, Inc. - Precious Weed
(from 'Precious Weed' 7 inch, 1970s / Bet Records) info
Total time : 45mn 00s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Tobias Kirmayer (tramprecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Tobias Kirmayer's Tramp Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | kudos (UK distribution) | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Tobias_Kirmayer-I_Got_Hope.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:54am EST

Todd Simon's United States of Dub Vol.2

Todd Simon - The United States of Dub
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-06

We introduced our readers and listeners to Todd Simon's work in his 2012 mix for Paris DJs, 'The United States Of Dub', both showcasing some of America's best Dub producers and representing a sound that pays respect to Jamaica and the UK. Well if you enjoyed that one, you should love this volume 2… and you can also check our latest compilation 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors', which includes the first single of Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble!

Tracklisting :

01. The Expanders meet J. Bonner - Dub Beast
(unreleased/exclusive) info | buy LP
02. Te'Amir - Battle of Adwa
(from 'L.A. Soul' album, 2011 / self-released) info | download
03. Romanowski - Sol Cumbia (Freeformer Toddy T Psycho Dub)
(from 'The Return Of Steady Rocking Romanowski and Friends' album, 2013 / Trouser Trout) info | buy
04. Max Tannone - Kampala Truth Work
(from 'Mos Dub' album, 2010 / self released)info | download
05. The Decoders feat. Leon Ware  - Baby This Love I Have (Adam Berg Dub mix)
(from' Dub Mixes, Vol. 1', 2013 / self-release) info | buy
06. The Lions - Roll It Round Dub
(unreleased, Paris DJs exclusive) info
07. David Andrew Sitek feat, Roofeeo, The Sweet and Sour Horns, Salt N Pepa and Big Youth - Shoop Lion
(from 'Shoop Lion' limited free download, 2012 / Federal Prism) info | download
08. NeXt LeVeL Productions feat. Black Shakespeare - Mama Earth
(from 'Sunken City' soundtrack, 2012 / Dog and Pony Show Productions) info
09. Ticklah - Descent
(from 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod' album, 2007 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
10. Beat Pharmacy - Slow Down
(from 'Constant Pressure' album, 2006 Deep Space Media) info | buy
Total time : 43mn 52s

A track-by-track commentary and all the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Todd Simon (toddsimonmusic.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Todd_Simon-The_United_States_Of_Dub_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

DustyTape - Go Slow

DustyTape - Go Slow
A poppy and bright musical journey for your summer 2013 - selected by B2V
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-30

'Go Slow' is a traditional shout from the Caribbean islands. You hear it on the sea side as an echo of your quick footsteps if you are one of those urban weary beasts. The locals, not only the rastas, makes fun of you, there is no way to hurry up after all… At some point that's what we want to shout to the world. Go Slow, consume less, think global, grab happiness from every tiny things like sunbathing or good music, or both.
Note : this is the third in a series of ten 'Paris DJs Summer 2013 Special' mixes with audio mastering by Grant Phabao and illustration by Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Ainslie Wills - Stop Pulling The String
(from 'You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine' album, 2013 / Gaga Digi) AUSTRALIA info | buy
02. Fats Gaines Band Presents Zorina - For Your Love (Neil Diablo Edit)
(from 'Edits' 12 inch, 2012 / Kat) USA/UK info | buy
03. DJ Czarny/Tas - Dreaming At The Surface feat. AB and Marek Pedziwiatr
(from 'Time To Build' album, 2013 / self-released) POLAND info | buy
04. Riva Starr - Detox Blues feat. Rssll
(from 'Hand In Hand' album, 2013 / Snatch!) ITALY/UK info | buy
05. Jaimeo Brown feat. JD Allen, Chris Sholar - Power of God
(from 'Transcendence' album, 2013 / Motéma Music) USA info
06. Wild Belle - June
(from 'Isles' album, 2013 / Columbia) USA info | buy
07. Mop Mop - Kamakumba
(from 'Isle Of Magic' album, 2013 / Agogo) ITALY/GERMANY info | buy
08. George Maple - OPST
(from 'OPST' free download, 2013 / Annie Mac Free Music Monday) AUSTRALIA/UK info/download
09. Valerie June - Workin' Woman Blues
(from 'Pushin' Against A Stone' album, 2013 / Sunday Best Recordings ) USA info | buy
10. String Driven Thing - To Know You Is To Love You
(from 'Please Mind Your Head' album, 1974 / Charisma) UK info | buy
11. Youssoupha - Les Disques De Mon Père (Feat. Tabu Ley Rochereau)
(from 'Noir Desir' album, 2012 / Bomaye Musik) CONGO/FRANCE info
12. De Frank - Wonya Asem A Hwan Na Obeka
(from 'Baby Don't Play Me Wayo' album, 1970s / Ride Away) GHANA info/download
Total time : 47mn 01s

Big Up / Shout Out / Toi Même tu sais!
Phabao Djouls. Lolo Benamax, Nuff Ced, Renaud DJ Prez, Phil Grelat. Lopato. La Liste.
Staycalm crew. Mixtape Riot. Club Cortez. Blundetto. Loik. GilbR. Chonga.
Bumble Bzz. Le Mouching French Touch Fishing. Tanguy M
And all my crazy funky friends who lives for the love of music !

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DustyTape (dustytape.blogspot.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: DustyTape-Go_Slow.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Bio Ritmo - Verano Rústico Mix

Bio Ritmo - Verano Rústico Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-21

Salsa heavyweights from Richmond Bio Ritmo are celebrating their 2013 European Summer Tour, along with the release of their new single 'Picaresca' - a high voltage descarga combining the best spirit of tradition between Salsa and Latin jazz - with this one hour exlusive mix of sunshiny, roots Latin grooves. The band's 2011 mix 'Salsa Pal Mundo' is still available and they'll be playing at Le Studio de l'Ermitage in Paris on thursday, july 25th, 2013 (facebook event here). Do not miss the expected salsa soundclash between Bio Ritmo and salsa-ragga-ska French band Ocho Y Media, who'll be both presenting new songs from their respective upcoming albums!!
Note : this is the second in a series of ten 'Paris DJs Summer 2013 Special' mixes with audio mastering by Grant Phabao and illustration by Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Sammy Gonzalez y sus Torbellinos - Te Voy a Ensenar
(from 'Con Samuel Serrano' album, 1978 / International)
02. Martinho Da Vila - Claustrofobia
(from 'Rosa do Povo' album, 1976 / RCA Victor)
03. Pijuan - Por Amor, Amor Mio
(from 'Salsa de Salon' album, 1978 / Melon)
04. Freddy Concepcion y Orquesta Sociedad 76 - Sonero Soy
(from 'En Escena' album, 1976 / Escala Musical)
05. Djavan - Serrado
(from 'Faltando um Pedaco' album, 1982 / EMI Odeon)
06. Sammy Gonzalez - Digame Usted
(from 'El Rey de La Salsa' album, 1980 / Funny)
07. Alcione - Pandeiro e Meu Nome
(from 'Pra Que Chorar' album, 1977 / Phillips)
08. Vakhtang Kikabidze - Song of Tiblisi's Quarters
(from 'Songs by Georgi Tsabadze' compilation, 1983 / Melodya)
09. La Solucion - Derroche
(from 'Buena Pesca!' album, 1987 / TH Rodven)
10. La Pandilla - Lady Mi Lady
(from 'La Pandilla' album, 1974 / Alhambra)
11. Conjunto La Perla de Ponce - El Reloj
(from 'Conjunto La Perla de Ponce' album, 1978 / Nuestra Records)
12. Sammy Gonzalez - Con el Correr de Los Dias
(from 'Sammy Gonzalez' album, 1981 / Funny)
13. Mon Rivera y su Orquesta - El Plenero
(from 'Saoco! The Bomba and Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-1968' compilation, 2012 / Vampisoul)
14. Canario y su Grupo - Sala Mala
(from 'Puerto Rico!' album, 19?? / Discos Fuentes)
15. Los Hijos del Rey - Tambo
(from 'Los Hijos del Rey con Fernandito y Raulin' album, 1978 / Karen Records)
16. Ed Lincoln - Ja Estou Aqui
(from 'Ed Lincoln' album, 1968 / Savoya Discos)
17. Manolis Hiotis and Mary Linda - Esi (You)
(from 'The Incomparable Duo From Greece' album, 1960s / Grecophon)
Total time : 63mn 42s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Rattan DJ aka Rei Alvarez from Bio Ritmo (bioritmo.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Bio_Ritmo-Verano_Rustico_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:27am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-15

We've have cooked a special surprise for the summer of 2013: the comeback of the famous thematic Paris DJs mixes!! After more than 6 months of releasing a new single or album every week instead of a free mix, it was time for a short holiday break filled with 10 new mixes, carefuly mastered by Grant Phabao and beautifully illustrated by Ben Hito, for an augmented audio visual pleasure. Some international guests selectors and DJs will be featured, along with some of our resident DJs, starting with this Paris DJs Soundsystem selection of Carribean Soul, 'West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2', following-up on Loik's first volume - published more than 7 years ago and still up for grabs!

Tracklisting :
01. Wganda Kenya - El Lobo
(from 'El Lobo', 1981 / Disco Fuentes) COLOMBIA
(reissued on 'Quantic presents Tropical Funk Experience' compilation, 2009 / Nascente) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
02. Les Vikings - Ti Tong Ti Tong
(from 'Les Vikings' LP, 1974 / La Voix du Glove) GUADELOUPE
(reissued on 'Creole Love Calls - Rythmes Latins Des Antilles' compilation, 2001 / Isma'a)
03. Wild Fire - Check It Out
(from 'Check It' LP, 1975 / Charlie's) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
(reissued on 'Hugo Mendez presents Tropical Funk Experience' compilation, 2009 / Nascente) Buy on Juno
04. Biosis Now - Independent Bahamas
(from 'A Nation Is Born' compilation, 1974 / Bahamas Nationhood Ltd) BAHAMAS
(reissued on 'Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul and Calypso Crossover 1969-1979' compilation, 2008 / Strut) Buy on JunoDownload
05. Boo and The Tru-Tones - Don't Blow The Joint
(from 'Show The World' album, 197? / SRM-LABS) SAINT LUCIA
(reissued on 'West Indies Funk 2' compilation, 2011 / Trans Air) Buy on Juno
06. The Revolution Of St. Vincent - The Little You Say
(from 'The Little You Say' 7 inch, 1970s / WIRL) SAINT VINCENT
(reissued on 'The Little You Say' 7 inch, 2013 / Record Kicks) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
07. The Draytons Two - Hush Baby
(from 'Raw Spouge' album, 1973 / WIRL) BARBADOS
08. De Briano and The Alonso Wilson Quinteto - Concolon (Calypso Windsor)
(from 'Concolon (Calypso Windsor) 7 inch, / Windsor Panama Corp.) PANAMA
09. Marius Cultier - Eso Guede
(from 'The Way' album, 1976 / Magidisco) MARTINIQUE - Buy on Juno
10. Joe Trouillot - Le Coq Chante
(from 'Les Hits Des Années 50' compilation, 2000 / Géronimo Records) HAITI
(reissued on 'Beginner's Guide To The Caribbean' compilation, 2011 / Nascente) Buy on Juno
11. Les Aiglons - Ce Rat' La
(from 'Ce Rat La' 7 inch, 1973 / Duli Disc) GUADELOUPE
(reissued on 'Creole Love Calls - Rythmes Latins Des Antilles' compilation, 2001 / Isma'a)
12. The Duke Of Iron - Loving Woman Is A Waste Of Time
(from 'Calypso Carnival' 10 inch, 1950s / Monogram) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
13. Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville - Respect
(from 'Respect…' album, 1973 / Mini) HAITI
(reissued on Secret Stash Records, 2011) Buy on Juno
14. Duke - Freedom In Africa
(from 'Harps Of Gold' album, 1980 / Sharc international) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
(reissued on 'Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul and Calypso Crossover 1969-1979' compilation, 2008 / Strut) Buy on JunoDownload
15. Barel Coppet Et Mister Lof - Jeunesse Vauclin
(from 'Jeunesse Vauclin' album, 1972 / Hit Parade) MARTINIQUE
(reissued on 'Tumbele' compilation, 2009 / Soundway) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
Total time : 51mn 36s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selection by Djouls and Loik from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol.2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska & Reggae Dub Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska and Reggae Dub Covers
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-31

This is Paris DJs mix #400 and the last one, closing the curtain on our cult podcast of mixes which gathered 3 millions of downloads in 7 years of activity. We'll now take a long-awaited rest, focusing on the Paris DJs label in 2013. This was an amazing adventure, thanks to everyone who participated in one form or another. We feel we've raised the podcast standard of mixed music to a very high level and can't wait to see some other people taking up the mantle while meeting the same requirements. Our monthly playlist will still happen every 30 days (so don't hesitate to keep on sending us quality records and music), and you'll have to switch to our podcast of 'Virtual Releases' to keep on following the music we publish for free… We'll be doing a few DJ sets here and there, and maybe start some Paris DJs parties soon… So happy new year everyone and enjoy this last dish of reggae covers and remixes, including a yet unreleased track from the upcoming Silvertones album produced by Grant Phabao (out soon on Paris DJs Records), and the famous roots reggae of Lee Fields that's available in our first compilation 'Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International'. Oh! And our editor-in-chief Djouls is more than happy to close this podcast show with a track from a ska band from New Dehli...

Tracklisting :
01. The Decoders - Walk On By feat. Noelle Scaggs
(Burt Bacharach and Hal David cover, from 'Walk On By' digital single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
02. Little Roy - Dive
(Nirvana cover, from 'Battle for Seattle' album, 2011 / Ark Recordings) info | buy
03. Grant Phabao and The Silvertones - Old Man River
(Jerome Kern and Oscar H&mmerstein II cover, from the upcoming 'Keep On Rolling' album, 2013 / Paris DJs) info | buy
04. Dub Colossus - Crazy in Dub
(Beyonce cover, from 'Dub Me Tender' album, 2012 / Real World) info | buy
05. Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady
(Cher cover, from 'Bang Bang Rock Steady' 7 inch, 1967 / Island) info
06. The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
(Al Green cover of 'Love and Happiness', from 'Double Seven' alum, 1973 / Trojan) info | buy
07. Analog Players Society - I Can't Wait
(from 'Hurricane Season In Brooklyn' album, 2012 / Studio Brooklyn) info | buy
08. Eva Smart - Upside Down
(Diana Ross cover, from 'Upside Down' 7 inch, 1980 / Empire) info | buy
09. Dub Kweli - Away Dub
(Glen Brown's 'Dub Happening' vs Zap Mama feat. Talib Kweli's 'Yelling Away', from 'Dub Kweli' mashup album, 2010 / self-released) info/download
10. Lee Fields - You're The Right Kind Of Girl (Grant Phabao Remix)
(exclusive reggae remix, from 'Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You' compilation, 2012 / Paris DJs) info | buy
11. Madness - Vietnam
(Jimmy Cliff cover, from 'Forever Young: The Ska Collection' compilation, 2012 / Salvo) info | buy
12. Prince Fatty - Ali Baba (Featuring Winston Francis and Alcapone)
(John Holt cover, from 'Prince Fatty Vs The Drunken Gambler' album, 2012 / Mr Bongo) info | buy
13. The Ska Vengers - I Put a Spell on You
(from 'The Ska Vengers' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
Total time : 47mn 47s

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selection by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Press Release :
END-OF-THE YEAR GIFTS FROM PARIS DJS

10 different blogs or websites run by people supporting us, collaborating with us or just following us have accepted to host an exclusive thematic mix of covers, in the vein of our cult 'Molesting Laura' series, mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem and illustrated by Ben Hito.

One more mix in this series will be offered on Paris DJs, between dec 25 and dec 31st. This mix will be the 400th one posted on the site and the last one of the Paris DJs podcast. As with the closing part of fireworks, we wanted to do a 'bouquet final', releasing 11 mixes in just a few days...

But this is not the end, Paris DJs is now a label releasing something new every week, with lots of surprises and collaborations to happen in 2013. We intend to keeping on painting the Internet wind in many ways. Thanks for staying connected.

The 10 blogs and websites where you'll find the 10 mixes :
BattleWeapons.es
Dustytape.blogspot.com
Heavenly-Sweetness.com
InnaDiMood.com
GrantPhabao.com
Kweeper.com
LeBluesDuRobot.blogspot.fr
Lemellotron.com
MonkeyBoxing.com
Music-Selections.com


Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road

Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-29

One last 'Bag Of Goodies' for the road, then our final mix, #400… We've checked our DJ bags, the tracks we were spinning recently, and gathered a collection of soulful and heavy-sounding pieces, including a first extract from the masterful upcoming Alice Russell album produced by ™ Juke (out in february on Tru Thoughts), the over-addictive classy new Truth & Soul hit 'Money' and an electic selection of other killer tracks. This is a series of mixes we're all gonna miss!

Tracklisting :
01. Frank Ocean - Pink Matter (feat. Andre 3000)
(from 'channel ORANGE' album, 2012 / Def Jam) info | buy
02. Captain Planet - Poggetto
(from 'Mystery Trip Vol.1' album, 2012 / Bastard Jazz) info | buy
03. Gramatik Vs. The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down 2012
(from 'Don't Let Me Down 2012' free single, 2012 / self-released) download
04. Tall Black Guy - I Feel Good (James Brown Flip Up)
(from 'Two Syllables Volume Eight' compilation, 2012 / First Word) download
05. Alice Russell - Twin Peaks
(from 'To Dust' album, 2013 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
06. Home Brew - Datura / White Flowers (feat. Lui Tuiasau)
(from 'Home Brew' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
07. The Friendly Fire Band meets Snoop Dogg & Pharrell - One Drop It Like It's Hot (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'One Drop It Like It's Hot' free single, 2012 / Self-released) info | download
08. C.C. Adcock - Y'all'd Think She'd Be Good 2 Me feat. Stanton Moore
(from 'Lafayette Marquis' album, 2004 / Yep Roc) info | buy
09. Calibro 35 - Bushwick, Nigeria
(from 'Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn' 10 inch, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
10. Lady - Money
(from 'Money' digital single, 2012 / Truth & Soul) info | buy
11. The Heavy - Curse Me Good (Radio Edit)
(from 'Curse Me Good' single, 2012 / Counter) info | buy

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-One_Last_Bag_Of_Goodies_For_The_Road.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-24

Happy holidays everyone! This Xmas Goodies mix is #398 of our podcast series, which is getting a little closer to its conclusion with mix #400 happening before the end of the year… Meanwhile, enjoy this soulful, irie and groovy selection of global merriness, featuring some new holiday classics from a year ago from Ugly Duckling, Pee Pee Dynamite or Charles Bradley, some excerps from Cee-Lo Green new christmas album, and some festive goodies from the past. Oh! And of course a track from The Olympic Cyclone Band's Seasons Greetings, just released on Jalapeno Records. The band behing this album is Dr Rubberfunk and Hint, who nailed hands-down the Xmas album of the year!

Tracklisting :
01. Pee Pee Dynamite - Soul Of Xmas
(from 'A Groovy Christmas And New Year' 7 inch, 2011 / Academy LPs)
02. Charles Bradley feat. THe Gospel Queens - Every Day Is Christmas (When I'm Lovin' You)
(from 'Every Day Is Christmas' 7 inch, 2010 / Daptone)
03. Pablo - Record Shop
(from 'Turntable Technology' album, 2009 / Soma)
04. Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(from 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' 7 inch, 1975 / Total Sounds)
05. Cee Lo Green - What Christmas Means to Me
from 'CeeLo's Magic Moment' album, 2012 / Elektra)
06. The Del Vetts - I Want A Boy For Christmas
(from 'I Want A Boy For Christmas' 7 inch, 1961 / End)
07. Ugly Duckling - Last Minute Shopping
(from 'Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from UD' free single, 2011 / self-released)
08. Milly and Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
(from 'Getting Down For Xmas' 7 inch, 1973 / Right-On)
09. The Olympic Cyclone Band - Jingle Bells
(from 'Season's Greetings' album, 2012 / Jalapeno)
10. The Iron Phoenix - Natty Dread Christmas
(from 'Natty Dread Christmas' 7 inch, 1976 / The Thing)
11. Cesaria Evora - Natal
(from 'World Christmas' compilation, 1996 / Blue Note)
12. Cee Lo Green - Run Rudolph Run
from 'CeeLo's Magic Moment' album, 2012 / Elektra)

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Xmas_Goodies_2012.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Analog Africa Selection Vol.3 - Los Diablos Del Rimo Mix by DJ PepeSol

Analog Africa Selection Vol.3 - Los Diablos Del Rimo Mix by DJ PepeSol
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-10

Samy Ben Rejdeb and his Analog Africa label upped the Paris DJs podcast level of excellence quite hard way back in march 2008, when he sent us his 'Analog Africa Selection Vol.1' mix, featuring a few extracts from his superb compilation of raw and psychedelic afro sounds from 1970s Benin and Togo, 'African Scream Contest'. It was by far the best mix we had ever posted at the time.

Then at the end of the same year he came back with a second volume, 'Analog Africa Selection Vol.2'celebrating his first Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou release, 'The Vodoun Effect' from 1972-75.

Many have been following the story from that point on… 'Legends of Benin 1969-81', 'Echos Hypnotiques' from Orchestre Poly-Rytmo 1969-1979, both released in 2009, the same year we organized the first Ebo Taylor show in Europe, thanks to Samy who had booked him for the 'Africa Delay' party in Frankfurt!

2010 saw the release of an Anibal Velasquez anthology from 1962-1978, 'Mambo Loco', the 'Afro-beat Airways' compilation from Ghana and Togo 1972-79, and an 'Angola Soundtrack ' covering the 1968-76 era from Luanda.

In 2011 Analog Africa kept the flow of releases steady with essential reissues from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou-Dahomey ('The 1st Album' from 1973), Ghanean afrofunkster Rob ('Funky Rob Way'), and a compilation of mid to late 70s African Soul from Burkina-Faso, 'Bambara Mystic Soul').

Which brings us to 2012 and another masterful must-listen for all the ears looking out for some tropical-but-different kind of sounds, 'The Bariba Sound' from Le Super Borgou de Parakou in north-east Benin… Now comes a new compilation of obscure tropical Colombian music jewels from the 1960s to the 1980s, 'Diabos Del Ritmo', for which we went to Frankfurt to meet Samy for an upcoming portrait to be published on Paris DJs soon. The double CD, quadruple vinyl set was just released, and we should be receiving our records anytime now so stay connected for the review…

A few weeks ago we had the excellent surprise of receiving from Samy a message saying 'look at this artcover for a mix we prepared for Paris DJs and my new record's release this week, music will be coming your way soon'. The mix followed a few days later, sent by DJ PepeSol from the Sabrosa Sound Sistema in Brisbane, Australia, who describes it like this:

'A conclusive mix by Sabrosa Son Sistema's, PepeSol, hailing from the Sub Tropical continent of Australia focused on the Afro leanings of the sounds from Colombia's northern Coastline and in celebration of the anticipated Analog Africa release 'Los Diablos Del Ritmo'.  From the rich harmonics of Andres Landero's Hohner accordion followed by deep Afro bass lines signature to 'La Costa', this is a mix that ducks and weaves the back streets of a Colombian soundscape, an ode to the bubbling Colombian melting pot.' - DJ Pepesol

Fully mastered by Grant Phabao in Paris, this mix is definitively an international collaborative work and number 397 in our podcast of mixes.
We're trying to prep a few surprises for our 3 last mixes, since - as you might have heard about if you follow us on Facebook - mix #400 will be our last one…

Tracklisting :
sorry no info…

Credits :
Artwork, selection and mix by DJ PepeSol (sabrosa.com.au)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Analog Africa : official | blogspot | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
DJ PepeSol : official | facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Analog_Africa-Selection_Vol_3_DJ_PepeSol-Los_Diablos_Del_Ritmo.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:53am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benevento

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benvento
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-11-15

A new generation of keyboard players rose in the 90s starting with, of course, John Medeski (from Medeski, Martin and Wood), the undisputed king, the Jimi Hendrix of keyboards, but also Robert Walter (from The Greyboy Allstars), Brian Haas (from Jacob Fred Jazz Oddyssey), Page McConnell (from Phish), or Kyle Hollingsworth (from The String Cheese Incident)…

Then came the 2000s with Marco Benevento, one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo, co-founder of <>The Royal Potato Family label, and heir to Medeski's throne.

Marco is beyond talented, he played with so many different bands doing so many different styles, from straight forward jazz, to tripped-out jamband crazyness. Even funk, rock, reggae… nothing can resists his themes and melody-driven lines, tugging at your heartstrings like none other, with or without distorsion!

Marco's been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. He's performed with countless musicians including Matt Chamberlain, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio, Eric Krasno, Wayne Krantz, John Ellis, Dave Dreiwitz, Marc Friedman, Reed Mathis, Bobby Previte, Ari Hoening, Terreon Gully, Brian Haas, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, Steven Bernsetin, Briggin Kraus, Lyrics Born, Mike Dillon, Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore and others…

We gathered his complete discography, from the Jazz Farmers beginnings in 2002 and the Benevento-Russo Duo years until 2006, the featurings on albums from Brian Mitchell, Trey Anastasio, Matt Trowbridge, Everyone Orchestra or A.C. Newman (among others), to the supergroups GRAB (Gordon, Russo, Anastasio, Benevento), Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Garage A Trois, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, and of course his amazing solo career ("Live At Tonic" in 2007, "Invisible Baby" in 2008, "Me Not Me" and "Live In NYC: The Sulivan Hall Residency" in 2009, "Between The Needles and Nightfall" in 2010 and "TigerFace" in 2012).

After re-listening to that complete output, chronologically, the evolution in Marco Benevento's sound, the road he's taken with its twists and turns, always going forward, became more obvious, setting forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Medeski Martin and Wood, Arcade Fire, Tortoise, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau. Yep, that unique!

Here's our 45mn mixed introduction to Marco Benevento's music.
We've also prepared a nice interview for you to read while listening to the mix - in english or en français!
Get on the bus and enjoy the ride.

Tracklisting :
01. Marco Benevento - Seems So Long Ago Nancy
(from 'Me Not Me' album, 2009 / The Royal Potato Family)
02. Garage A Trois - Dory's Day Out
(from 'Power Patriot' album, 2009 / The Royal Potato Family)
03. Nostalgia 77 feat. Josa Peit - Simmerdown (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Marco Benevento)
(from Paris DJs 'Virtual Releases' series, 2012 / Paris DJs)
04. Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold
(from 'Bene Live: April 2011' compilation, 2011 / The Royal Potato Family)
05. Garage A Trois - Assault On Precinct 13
(from 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil' album, 2011 / The Royal Potato Family)
06. Marco Benevento - Music Is Still Secret
(from 'Between The Needles and Nightfall' album, 2010 / The Royal Potato Family)
07. The Benevento/Russo Duo - Sunny's Song
(from 'Best Reason To Buy The Sun' album, 2005 / Ropeadope)
08. Marco Benevento - The Night Before October
(from 'Live At Tonic' album, 2007 / Ropeadope)
09. Marco Benevento - The Real Morning Party
(from 'Invisible Baby' album, 2008 / Hyena)
10. Marco Benevento - Fireworks
(from 'TigerFace' album, 2012 / The Royal Potato Family)

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Marco Benevento : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
The Royal Potato Family : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube


Todd Simon's United States of Dub

Todd Simon - The United States of Dub
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-11-01

Todd Simon is a trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and performer living and working in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Todd has found a niche providing soulful horn and string sounds for countless projects, many of which have been featured on Paris DJs: The Echocentrics, Connie Price & the Keystones, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Antibalas, Clutchy Hopkins, Madlib's Sound Directions, El Michels Affair, The Lions, Ocote Soul Sounds, Spanky Wilson, Breakestra, Flying Lotus, Mochilla Timeless with Mulatu Astatke and Arthur Verocai, Sugarman 3, Orgone, Nickodemus, Ohmega Watts, Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra, N.A.S.A., Mayer Hawthorne... His current projects include Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn, The Decoders, Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble, and upcoming albums of The Delfonics, Ghostface Killah, CSS, Rhye and Quadron.
Following-up on our open invitation in the Clutchy Hopkins interview that never happened, Todd contacted us saying "I'd love to compile a specially-themed dj mix for you (as mentioned in the Clutchy interview, figure out a theme and I'll hook you all up!!!". We asked him if he was into the current American Dub and Reggae scene… Well Todd did a real investigative work, adding some information on each track he picked, and we had the full thing illustrated by our man Ben Hito, for your aural and visual pleasure.

I've been following posts and releases from Paris DJs for quite some time. Their eclectic tastes in World Music, DJ culture and new music have been a great resource for me over the years. Although I'm not that proud of the country I reside in, the US does supply some great Dub sounds. 'The United States of Dub' is a collection that features rarities only found on vinyl, brand new recordings that are finally being leaked, versions that might have been looked over and tracks that I've dug up from my vaults. Some of America's best Dub producers are showcased on this mix representing a sound that pays respect to Jamaica and the UK. One might not look to the US for Dub, but hopefully after listening to this mix you might want to dig deeper. (Todd Simon)

Tracklisting :
01. NeXt LeVeL Productions - Yabby You Tribute
(unreleased) info
02. Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph - I Human (Jeremy Sole Dub)
(from 'I Human feat. Paul Randolph (Jeremy Sole Remix)' 7 inch, 2012 / Sonar Kollektiv) info | buy
03. Strikkly Vikkly (Ticklah/Victor Rice) - Isso
(from 'Redbud Dub 02' 7 inch, 2002 / Redbud) info (Ticklah) | info (V. Rice) | buy
04. Romanowski - Altar Dub
(unreleased) info | buy
05. The Lions - Cumbia Del Leon (Freeformer Toddy T's Psycho NuFi Dub)
(from 'White Label' digital compilation, 2008 / Ubiquity) info | buy
06. 4th Ave Rockers (Ticklah) with Ruffscott & Rob Symeonn - Move Along
(from 'Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions presents Roots Combination' album, 2001 / Guidance) info
07. Peaking Lights - Cosmic Tides
(from 'Lucifer' album, 2012 / Mexican Summer) info | buy
08. NeXt LeVeL Productions - Juicy Skank
(unreleased) info
09. The Simple Citizens - Breakfast Dub
(from 'Early Morning' album, 2008 / self-released) info
10. Freeformer vs. Ticklah vs. Dub Is A Weapon - Journey Dub
(exclusive for Paris DJs - features members of Antibalas, Dub Is A Weapon, The Lions, The Decoders…) info
11. Roger Rivas - Organ Shakedown
(from 'Organ Versions Vol. 1' digital album, 2009 / self-released) info/download
Total time : 43:14

A track-by-track commentary and all the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Todd Simon (toddsimonmusic.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Todd Simon : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Todd_Simon-The_United_States_Of_Dub.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-10-18

We're happy to celebrate the release of The Herbaliser's 7th album There Were Seven (out this month on Department H and playlisted on Paris DJs last June) with an exclusive mix of 7 killer tracks (hence the "1to7 DJ Mix" title) selected and blended by Ollie Teeba
With their new album of heavy and psychedelic Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz, The Herbaliser consolidate their '21st Century Blaxploitation Masters' title (or should we say reign?). So don't miss their show with the full band, quite an exceptional treat on stage, they will for example be playing at La Gaité Lyrique in Paris on November 5th, a perfect occasion to buy directly from the band the hand screen-printed limited deluxe edition vinyl (check the photos on DJ Food's site!). Until then, enjoy this amazing blend of hip hop bangers!

Tracklisting :
01. Public Enemy - Public Enemy Number 1
(from 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show' album, 1987 / Def Jam) info | buy
02. Chubb Rock - Just the 2 of Us
(from 'The One' album, 1991 / Select) info | buy
03. 3rd Bass - 3 Strikes 5000
(from 'Derelicts Of Dialect' album, 1991 / Def Jam) info | buy
04. SPOX Ph-D (DJ Spinna + Oxygen) - Four Times Raw feat. Sadat X, Diamond D and Kurious
(from 'Brilliance' 7 inch, 2011 / Correct Technique) info | buy
05. Diamond - 5 Fingas of Death feat. Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse and A.G.
(from 'Hatred, Passions And Infidelity' album, 1997 / Mercury) info | buy
06. Galliano and the Jazz Renegades - Six Sharp Fists
(from 'Acid Jazz And Other Illicit Grooves ' compilation, 1988 / Acid Jazz) info | buy
07. Apathy - It Takes A Seven Nation Army To Hold Us Back featu. Emilio Lopez
(from 'Where's Your Album', album, 2005 / Demigodz Entertainment) info | buy
Total time : 30:08

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Ollie Teeba from the The Herbaliser (theherbaliser.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
The Herbaliser : official | facebook | flickr | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: The_Herbaliser-1to7_DJ_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem & Ping Pong Promotion present Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-10-14

This mix started as a monthly Bag of Goodies, checking the stack of new records and the playlist of digital downloads we received during the past month. Then a trend emerged, some overall bluesy feeling that permeated many of those new albums and singles. We gradually got deep into a 21st century blues kind of vibe, through many music styles. One can wonder if the global economic crisis might be affecting today's music producers… or if it's just the rise of another cycle in music trends? There was a huge rock copycats period, new wave hit electro music quite hard before it went nu disco on many, and hip hop has gone mainstream. That was the late 70s and the whole 80s all over again. So what's next? A comeback of mid-1990s trip-hop?

Well at Paris DJs we just call it the Blues.
Nothin' but a low-down shakin' chill.

Kid Koala just released a full album of scratching blues trickery on Ninja Tune. Meshell Ndegeocello's going back to her roots with an album of Nina Simone covers. Menahan Street Band gem of a second album is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992 as their leader Thomas Brenneck puts it. Former Metronomy-member Gabriel Stebbing returns to the scene as Night Works with a plaintive and soulful R&B ballad. Grant Phabao filters the southern-fried, psychedelic funk of Adrian Quesada's The Echocentrics through Jamaican gospel. Hidden Orchestra reinvents chill-out with their textural groove and head-nodding experiences. Doctor L notes that We Got Lost along the way and goes back to folk/blues songs with his unique trippy style. Lukid amazes with his soulful/ambient electronic pop. Ghana-based singer/songwriter Andrew Ashong enlists the help of Detroit techno/Chicago sound sculptor Theo Parrish for some romantic beats and soulful ballads. Singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee Melo-X join forces as Zulu Guru, bringing together a new electronic sound rooted in soul and blues. Studio One veteran Carlton Livingston starts putting on his soulful reggae songs some soul jazz dressings thanks to Parisian sound master Grant Phabao. And jazz drummer Karriem Riggins pays tribute to James 'J Dilla' Yancey's percussive blend of cosmic soul…

Do you feel it?

Tracklisting :
01. Kid Koala - 5 bit Blues
(from '12 bit Blues' album, 2012 / Ninja Tune) info | buy
02. Meshell Ndegeocello - To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChestnuTT
(from 'Pour Une Ame Souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone' album, 2012 / Naive) info | buy
03. Menahan Street Band - Three Faces
(from 'The Crossing' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
04. Night Works - I Tried So Hard
(from 'I Tried So Hard' 12 inch, 2012 / Loose Lips) info | buy
05. The Echocentrics - Don Alejo (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'The Echocentrics Remixes' 12 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
06. Hidden Orchestra - Vorka
(from Archipelago' album, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
07. Doctor L - Come On Over feat. Robert 'Chicken' Burke
(from 'We Got Lost' album, 2012 / Comet) info | buy
08. Lukid - Bless My Heart
(from 'Lonely At The Top' album, 2012 / Werkdiscs) info | buy
09. Andrew Ashong - Flowers feat. Theo Parrish
(from 'Flowers EP' 12 inch, 2012 / Sound Signature) info | buy
10. Zulu Guru (Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X) - The Perfect Blues
(from 'Zulu Guru' album, 2012 / Ninja Tune) info | buy
11. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Could Be Bitter (Jazz Rework)
(from 'Could Be Bitter' digital single, 2012 / Paris DJs) info | buy
12. Karriem Riggins - J Dilla The Greatest
(from 'Together' album, 2012 / Stones Throw) info | buy
Total time : 50:18

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com) with the help of Jais/Fred/DJ Oof and Florence from Ping Pong Promotion (pingpong.fr)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ping Pong Promotion : official | facebook | myspace | mixcloud | soundcloud | twitter


Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol4

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-19

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of course, lots of band from the USA where the Afro fever has now risen to new heights after the success of the Fela musical. Djouls has been digging once again for months, carefully selecting the best tracks from all the new and not so new bands out there playing African groovy music, including this time Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Analogik, Antibalas, Brownout, Debo Band, Ebo Taylor, Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex, Hearts of Darkness, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, J-san and Big Mean, Jungle By Night, King Porter Stomp, KonKoma, Kwame Afrovibes, London Afrobeat Collective, Ocote Soul Sounds, Orgone, Papa Chango, Piper Street Sound and Dialect Trio, Samuel Yirga, Staff Benda Bilili, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Qualitons, The Souljazz Orchestra, The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby, Toumani Diabates Symmetric Orchestra and Underground System Afrobeat. Add to that selection some very cool Afro tracks from Latin, Funk or Pop artists such as Brownout, Combo de la Musica, Connie Price and The Keystones, Criolo, Damn!, King Porter Stomp, Orgone, Rubblebucket and The Impellers, give it to Grant Phabao to masterfully mix the whole thing down, and you have nearly 3 new hours of 21st century Afro music to trip out, chill on or dance to!
Still available : Vol.0, Vol.1, Vol.2 and Vol.3.

Tracklisting :
01. Ocote Soul Sounds - Primavera
(from 'Taurus' album, 2011 / ESL Music) info | buy
02. Orgone - Shopping Spree
(from 'Killion Vaults' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | buy
03. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Hip Hop Definition
(from 'Last Odyssey' album, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
04. Samuel Yirga - Abet Abet
(from 'Hagere' album, 2011 / Real World) info | buy
05. J-san and Big Mean - Meet Your Maker
(from 'Warrior' album, 2012 / self-released) info/buy
06. Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex and Friends - Ambassel
(from 'Y'Anbessaw Tezeta' album, 2012 / Terp) info/buy
07. Analogik - Lantchi
(from 'New Seeland' album, 2012 / Jenka Music) info | buy
08. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Lale Lale
(from 'Lale Lale' single, 2010 / B-Soul Records) info | buy
09. The Qualitons - Fulcimpa
(from 'Rolling The Bones' 7 inch, 2012 / Tramp) info | buy
10. Debo Band - Tenesh Kelbe Lay
(from 'Debo Band' album, 2012 / Sub Pop) info | buy
11. Connie Price and The Keystones - Double Dutch
(from 'Wildflowers' album, 2004 / Now-Again) info | buy
12. Papa Chango - The Mantis
(from 'The Matador' album, 2012 / General Film Music) info | buy
13. Brownout - Rub A Dub
(from 'Oozy' album, 2012 / Nat Geo Music) info | buy
14. Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - The Fight Is In The Streets (DJ Floro and Oscar Martos Mix)
(from 'Toubab Re-Souled' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
15. Orgone - Cali Fever
(from 'Cali Fever' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | buy
16. The Impellers - Pon Lo Afuera
(from 'This Is Not A Drill' album, 2012 / Legere Recordings) info | buy
17. Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow vs AZ feat. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon - New York (Ghostfunk Mashup)
(from 'Ghostfunk' album, 2011 / self-released) info
18. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Future Africa
(from 'Do Anything Go Anywhere' album, 2010 / self-released) info | buy
19. King Porter Stomp - Mama Needs A Hand
(from 'Shuffle' album, 2012 / Comm:unitysounds) info | buy
20. Kwame Afrovibes - Let's Go
(from 'Let's Go' album, 2012 / self-released) info
21. Hearts of Darkness - Come Forward
(from 'Shelf Life' album, 2012 / Shipshape Music) info/buy
22. Damn! - African-Scanian Music Continuum Rerouted
(from 'Youth Style' album, 2004 / Raw Fusion) info | buy
23. Antibalas - The Ratcatcher
(from 'Antibalas' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
24. Piper Street Sound and Dialect Trio - Detroit
(from 'Dialectical Immaterialism' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
25. Jungle By Night - Cyclin'
(from 'Hidden' album, 2012 / Kindred Spirits) info | buy
26. Underground System Afrobeat - B.O.B.
(from 'The B.O.B. EP (Bootyshake Outbreak)' single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
27. The Souljazz Orchestra - Serve and Protect
(from 'Solidarity' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
28. London Afrobeat Collective - Occupy
(from 'Occupy' single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
29. Rubblebucket - Bikes
(from 'Rubblebucket' album, 2009 / self-released) info | buy
30. Combo de la Musica - Angola
(from 'Why EP', 2012 / Mr Keif Records) info | buy
31. KonKoma - Handkerchief
(from 'KonKoma' album, 2012 / Soundway) info | buy
32. The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby - Gawad Teriamou
(from 'Gawad Teriamou' 7 inch, 2011 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
33. Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Salsa
(from 'Boulevard De L'Independance' album, 2006 / Nonesuch) info | buy
34. Criolo - Bogota
(from 'No na Orelha' album, 2011 / Sterns Brazil) info
35. Staff Benda Bilili - Osali Mabe
(from 'Bouger le Monde' album, 2012 / Crammed Discs) info | buy
36. Ebo Taylor - Abonsam
(from 'Appia Kwa Bridge' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
Total time : 3h

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Afro_Spectacular_Vol_4.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-09

Hot on the heels of our August 2012 playlist of records we received during the pastmonth, here's its companion mix and final volume in the Bag of Goodies series. Final? Don't worry, our founders Djouls and Loik will be back next month with a brand new serialized concept - but shh! more about that later… This 12th volume, more than one hour long, covers many grounds, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Cumbia, Jazz, Salsa, Boogaloo, Bollywood and even a piece of Disco action right in the middle! Lots of great stuff just released or happening very soon, we hope you'll enjoy this monthly 21st Century Digging selection.

Tracklisting :
01. Bob and Gene featuring The Inversions - I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights
(from 'I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights' 7 inch, 2012 / Daptone Records) info | buy
02. Sputnik-1 - 50.000 Lightyears
(from '50,000 Lightyears' 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity Records) info | buy
03. Dialect Trio - Cumbiaruss
(from 'Dialect Trio EP', 2011 / self-released) info | buy
04. Roots Manuva - Witness (Benji Boko Remix)
(from 'Remixes - Vol.1' compilation, 2012 / self-released) info
05. The Cactus Channel - The Colour Of Don Don
(from 'Haptics' album, 2012 / HopeStreet Recordings) info | buy
06. Menahan Street Band - Slight Of Hand
(from 'The Crossing' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
07. Roy Porter Sound Machine - Party Time
(from 'The Story Of' compilation, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | buy
08. Pigmeat Markham - We Got The Number
(from 'Ancestors Of Rap' compilation, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | 2LP | CD | Digital
09. Cilantro Boombox - La Batalla (feat. Federico Pacheco)
(from 'Cilantro Boombox' album, 2012 / self-released) info
10. Superpendejos - Princes De La Cumbia (Fort Knox Five Remix)
(from 'Ya Sta Aqui EP' single, 2012 / Urbanworld) info | buy
11. Kylie Auldist - Changes
(from 'Still Life' album, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
12. The Soul Surfers - Doin' The Rasklad
(from 'Doin' The Rasklad' 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
13. The Souljazz Orchestra - Ya Basta
(from 'Solidarity' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
14. The Park and Happy Mayfield starring Darondo - Burnin' Up
(from 'Silver Cloud Time Machine' 7 inch, 2012 / Different Fur) info | buy
15. Liam Bailey - Please Love Me
(from 'Please Love Me' 7 inch, 2012 / Truth and Soul) info | buy
16. Orquesta El Macabeo - El Sueno
(from 'El Sueno' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
17. Chico Trujillo - Caleta Vargas
(from 'Gran Pecador' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
18. Mankoora - Boogaloo Tormenta
(from 'El Loco' 7 inch, 2012 / Hiperbole) info | buy
19. The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullet Love
(from 'You Me Bullet Love' album, 2012 / HopeStreet Recordings) info | buy
Total time : 67:58

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_12.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Soulist is Molesting Laura

Soulist is Molesting Laura
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-06

Last year we started talking with DJ Soulist about him preparing a jazzy, soulful, deep and groovy mix of covers for our Molesting Laura series. Early february he told us 'next week'. Let's make it short and a few emails later we were in June, and only 20 minutes of this mix were ready. Soulist never stops between his DJ gigs, the What The funk parties, the Souleance records and gigs with Fulgeance… Mid-july he told us he was only 2 tracks short and finally mid-august he finally sent us this marvelous, nearly one year in the making, 11 track selection. We'll let you recognize who penned the tracks covered here, it's mostly classics you should easily relate to!

Tracklisting :
01. ‪Esther Phillips - And I Love Him‬
02. Sam Cooke - Summertime
03. Curtis Mayfield - Hard Times
04. The Professionals - The Godfather
05. ‪The Mad Lads - Get Out Of My Life, Woman‬
06. Etta James - Leave Your Hat On
07. Betty Chung - Bang Bang
08. Sharon Cash - Fever
09. Helen Reddy - Hit The Road Jack
10. Georgie Fame - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
11. Ken Parker - A Change Is Gonna Come
Total time : 31:32

Credits :
Selected by Soulist (soundcloud.com/dj-soulist)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Soulist : facebook | souldcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Soulist-Is_Molesting_Laura.mp3
Category:What The Funk DJs -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Loik - Housey Vibes Summer 2012

Loik - Housey Vibes Summer 2012
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-02

A sunshine housey vibes mix by Paris DJs co-founder Loik Dury, for a cool and warming end of summer. A slow burner for sure!

Tracklisting :
01. Daniel Lucas - Get It On
(from 'You Can't Fight' EP, 2011 / Mister Mistery) info | buy
02. Uncle O - Mecanica
(from upcoming Savage Beasts' EP, 2012 / Black Frog Enterainment) info
03. Mic Newman - Live East (Original Mix)
(from 'Live East Die Young' EP, 20:20 Vision / 2011) info | buy
04. Apedroid - Brotherman (Original Mix)
(from 'Banana Beats' EP, 2012 / Timewarp) info | buy
05. Henrik Schwarz & Kuniyuki Takahashi - Once Again (Henrik's Version)
(from 'Once Again' EP, 2010 / Mule Musiq) info | buy
06. Fela Kuti - No Possible (Joystick Jay's Vulgar Distractions Edit)
(from 'Edits' EP, 2011 / Disco Delicious) info | buy
07. Vernon & Dacosta - Wishing
(from 'Certain Things' EP, 2010 / Great Lakes Audio) info | buy
08. The White Lamp - It's You (Ron Basejam Remix)
(from 'It's You' EP, 2012 / Futureboogie Recordings) info | buy
09. Soul Clap - Lonely C (feat. Charles Levine)
(from 'DJ Kicks Exclusives EP2', 2011 / !K7) info | buy
Total time : 35:50

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Loik Dury (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken in NYC by Loik

Links :
Loik : official | facebook | souldcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Loik-Housey_Vibes_Summer_2012.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 8:29am EST

Quantic - Cumbia 78 RPM MIx

Quantic - Cumbia 78 RPM
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-28

To conclude Soundway Records' 10th anniversary celebration on Paris DJs all summer long, special guest Will Holland a.k.a. Quantic has prepared a unique and stylish mix of 78 RPM Colombian Cumbia! The famous producer/musician & DJ based out of his Cali, Colombia studio, Sonido del Valle, never stops working and touring. Hot on the heels of his impressive Original Sound of Cumbia compilation of colombian Cumbia & Porro 1948-1979 (Soundway), he put out earlier this year a marvelous collaboration album with Alice Russell Look Around The Corner (Tru Thoughts), and launched this summer the new all-star Colombian band Ondatrópica, with Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero. Their debut album was released this summer on Soundway Records.

Thanks to Joss Yerbury at Kartel Creative for helping us build this series of 4 mixes. Happy 10 years to Soundway Records, let's hope for more decades like this first ones! You can still enjoy Chris Menist' Leftfield Sunshine mix, Batida's Tirei O Chapéu mixtape, or Miles Cleret's Nigerian Rock selection.
Thanks again to all for participating.

Sorry no tracklisting
Total time : 26:21

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Quantic (quantic.org)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com) sampling the back cover from 'The Original Sound of Cumbia' LP by Lewis Heriz (lewisheriz.com)

Links :
Quantic : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Quantic-Cumbia_78_Rpm_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Hammond Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Hammond Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-21

Forget about Jimmy Smith, Reuben Wilson, Jimmy McGriff or Dr. Lonnie Smith for a while and meet the new masters of the Hammond B3 in this often violent, mean and sick mix. Those prestigious ancestors' disciples are called Raphael Wressnig, Mike Mangan, Bruce Cohen, Joe Doria or Guillaume Métenier. From USA to Austria and France, they carry on the great soul jazz tradition (mostly in trio formulas) with super heavy hammond sounds.

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Crack Sabbath - Powerhouse
(From 'Bar Slut', 2004 / Not On Label) info | buy
02. 06:39 House of Diablo - Swingin' In The Dungeon
(From 'House of Diablo' album, 2005 / House Of Diablo) info
03. 11:35 Big Fun 3 - Boiled Hippos
(From 'Big Fun 3' album, 2010 / Ropeadope) info | buy
04. 19:40 The City Champs - Ricky's Rant
(From 'The Set-Up' album, 2010 / Electraphonic) info | buy
05. 24:20 Mike Mangan's Big Organ Trio - Fly In The Ointment
(From 'Unwound' album, 2010 / MMBOT Music) info | buy
06. 29:50 Soul Sugar - Minor Mood
(From 'Nothing But The Truth' album, 2009 / Freestyle) info | buy
07. 36:22 Trio Valore - El Compadre
(From 'Return Of The Iron Monkey' album, 2008 / Record Kicks) info | buy
08. 39:34 Raphael Wressnig's Organic Trio - Exit S oul-Ville
(From 'Cut A Little Deeper On The Funk' album, 2009 / Zyx Records) info
09. 46:55 McTuff - Grump
(From 'Volume 2-After The Show' album, 2011 / Joe Doria Music) info
10. 51:41 Medeski, Martin and Wood - Illmoan
(From '20' album, 2011 / Indirecto Records) ) info
Total Time: 58:21

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nicolas Ragonneau from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Hammond_Vol_1.mp3
Category:Musiques Impures DJs -- posted at: 5:36am EST

Chris Menist - Leftfield Sunshine

Chris Menist - Leftfield Sunshine
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-18

Chris Menist is already a legend in our books with his mind-blowing Thai compilations on Soundway Records and Finders Keepers. We had the chance to invite him in April 2011 to celebrate his Sound of Siam and Thai? Dai comps and he gladly accepted our invitation to celebrate Soundway Records 10th anniversary with a new exclusive mix. "It's a kind of left field-tropical selection, featuring quite a few artists Soundway have had on their records over the years, but with different tracks by them, not the ones that were compiled necessarily. Hope it's a fitting nod to the label's 10th year." says Chris. Enjoy this dish of rare world grooves!

Tracklisting :
01. Baden Powell - Cegos Do Nordeste
(from 'Canto On Guitar' album, 1971 / MPS) info | buy
02. Edzayawa - Naa Korle
(from 'Projection One' album, 1973 / EMI Nigeria) info | buy
03. Otarus - Okuanibo
(from 'Otarus' album, 1970s / EMI Nigeria)
info
04. City Boys Band - Abrabo Ye Ntoboas
((from 'Odo da Baabi, Rainbow' album, 1976 / Diram) info
05. Anzala Dolor Velo - Soulage
(from 'Anzala, Dolor, Velo' 197? / Aux Ondes Disques Celini)
06. Les Pachas - Afro Pacha
(from 'Solitude' album, 1973 / Macaya) info
07. Kante Manfla - Keleya
(from 'Keleya' 7 inch, 1969 / Djima) info
08. Sir Victor Uwaifo - Ogieni (Ekassa 17)
('from 'Ekassa - Modern Music Of African Folklore' album, 1972 / Philips Nigeria) info | buy
09. Kwanjit Sripachan - Tam Boon Kan Terd
(from 'Tam Boon Kan Terd' 7 inch / Two Birds)
10. Ang Kanang Kunchai - Lam Plearn Pattana
(from Star Records LP)
11. Kugiran Kilat - Asilin
(from Life LP)
12. Black Star Musical Club - Nakueleza Azizi
(from 7 inch / Melodica) info
13. Fangool - Mariama
(from 'Fangool' album, 1980 / Discafrique)
14. Makka Bees - Fire!
(from 'Nation Fiddler' 7 inch, 1977 / Congo)
Total time : 58:18

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Chris Menist (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Links :
Chris Menist : official | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Chris_Menist-Leftfield_Sunshine.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.11

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.11
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-14

We're back with a new volume of our monthly series Bag of Goodies, heavy on the Afro vibes, with some pieces of Flamenco Funk, Soulful Rock, Salsa, Soul Jazz and Disco thrown in for good measure! Some of you have asked us to hear the music we carefully select for our playlists so you might recognize half of the record played in this mix, previously featured in the July 2012 selection of the best records sent to us by artists and labels…

Tracklisting :
01. Doctor L - Riders In Da Storm feat. Tie aka Ngnima Sarr and Kiala
(from 'We Got Lost' album, 2012 / Comet) info | buy
02. The Gaslamp Killer - Nissim
(from 'Breakthrough' album, 2012 / Brainfeeder) info | buy
03. Shaolin Afronauts - Brooklyn
(from 'Quest Under Capricorn' album, 2012 / Freestyle) info | buy
04. Caramelo - Brooklyn
(from 'Ride' album, 2012 / Caramelo) info | buy
05. The Heavy - Be Mine
(from'The Glorious Dead' album, 2012 / Counter) info | buy
06. Bio Ritmo - Sombras
(from 'Biónico' album, 2008 / Locutor) info | buy
07. Soul Sugar - Hands On
(from 'Hands On' EP, 2012 / Soul Sugar) info | buy
08. Analogik - Stella
(from 'New Seeland' album, 2012 / Jenka Music) info | buy
09. Antibalas - Dirty Money
(from 'Antibalas' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
10. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Rise Up
(from 'Rise Up' 12 inch, 2012 / Names You Can Trust) info | buy
11. Ekambi Brillant - Aboki (GUYNAMUKAT Corazon Club Edit)
(from 'Nik Weston presents Afro Funk Gems Volume Two' 7 inch, 2012 / Mukatsuku) info/buy
12. Bepu N'Gali - I Travel To You
(from 'I Travel To You' 12 inch, 2012 / International Feel) info | buy
13. Captain Planet - Bokazo
(from 'Mystery Trip Vol.1' album, 2012 / Bastard Jazz) info | buy
14. Jungle Fire - Tokuta (KidGusto Remix)
(from 'Tokuta KidGusto Remix' free download, 2012 / Jungle Fire) info | buy
15. Debruit - Nigeria What?
(from 'Spation Temporel' 12 inch, 2010 / Civil Music) info | buy
Total time : 69:22

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_11.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

Batida - Tirei o Chapéu Mixtape

Batida - Tirei o Chapéu Mixtape
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-07

A distinctly vibrant project with it’s feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Here's what he has to say about our Paris DJs invitation: "I did this mix as did early Batida radio shows: mixing old tunes with new beats. On the old side you have Angolan tunes i choose not based on the artist but on grooves i like, some of i have sampled on Batida tracks and, on the new beats, you have favourite Lisbon producers such as my buddy Beat Laden on an unreleased remix, Marfox with his minimal productions, on a track from his EP, Conductor of Buraka fame, but of Conjunto Ngonguenha fame for me, on an unreleased track he shared, another unreleased remix by Octa Push and some Luandan stars: Kilamu, Dj Znobia and my favourite MC, Bruno M. who promised to feature on a future Batida track as i djed for him on a show. Ending track is a remix by Mauricio Pacheco, a brasilian producer, who picked on a Teta Lando classic with a still inspiring lyric. An anthemn that always gives me chills. Hope you feel it."

Tracklisting :
01. Batida - Tirei o Chapeu
02. Musangola - Pe Descalco
03. Demonio King - ?
04. Mamukueno - Rei do Palhetinho
05. Dj Znobia - Waaa
06. Elias Dia Kimuezo - Diala Monzo
07. Conductor - Dancem Ate Morrer
08. Sofia Rosa - N'gue Sile Mufunda
09. Batida - Puxa (Beat Laden Remix)
10. Paulo Neto - Tua Ndaleto Kutu
11. Kilamu - Melodia de Semba
12. Matadidi Carlos - A Nossa Terra
13. Bruno M - A Danca dos Komba
14. Dj Marfox - Bit Binary
15. Batida - Alegria (Octapush Remix)
16. Teta Lando - Angole (Maurício Pacheco Remix)
Total time : 32:43

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Batida (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using Lewis Hertz original artwork

Links :
Batida : official | bandcamp | facebook | twitter | youtube
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Batida-Tirei_o_Chapeu_Mixtape.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:16am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.10
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-30

As promised in the previous Bag of Goodies selection, with nearly 200 records received during last month, we managed to cook a series of cool mixes of brand new music. This 10th volume in the series is as eclectic as the previous one (and we still have a soulful house one and a breakbeat hop one to spread), with Loik at the controls for some tasty live mixing!

Tracklisting :
01. Rok-Steady X Sugar Cane Davis - 1984
(from 'Northwest X Southwest' EP, 2012 / self-released) free download
02. Vanilla - Dreamin'
(from 'Soft Focus' album / 2012 / self-released) free download
03. Biff Chitlins - Dulce
(from 'Hit /Run Presents Road Kill Vol.1' compilation, 2012 / Hit+Run) info | buy
04. Renegades Of Jazz - Seaside Suicide (Herma Puma Remix feat. Redkin Tha Ancient & Krash Slaughta)
(from 'Hip To The Remix' album, 2012 / Wass) info | buy
05. Slavic Soul Party - Jackson
(from 'Jackson' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
06. tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo & Akua Naru - Lady
(from '(RED) Hot + FELA' upcoming compilation, 2013 / Knitting Factory) info
07. Bell'a Njoh - Ebolo
(from 'Sofrito International Soundclash' compilation, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
08. Hess Is More - Burn (Mames Babegenusch Remix)
(from 'Creation Keeps the Devil Away - The Remixes' compilation, 2012 / Nublu) info | buy
09. El Remolon and Lido Pimienta - Atras
(from 'Future Sounds of Buenos Aires' compilation, 2012 / ZZK) info/buy
10. Nnothing - Different Ways (DJ Andy Taylor Pantano Soundsystem D&B Remake)
(from 'Different Ways' single, 2012 / Mustbeat Crew) info | buy
Total time : 34:34

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Live mix by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken in NYC by Loik

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_10.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 7:20am EST

Lucas Santtana - World People 04

Lucas Santtana - World People 04
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-25

Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian singer, composer and producer. In 2011 he released the marvelous Sem Nostalgia album in Europe through classy label Mais Um Discos, a blend of "Brazilian guitar, dub, acoustic samba, electronica, bossa and quirky samples, with an innovative & laid-back approach to things"… Earlier this month Lucas released a very cool Remix Nostalgia compilation of remixes, and later on in October he'll put out a new album, O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura, both featured in this mix. We had the chance to quickly meet him last year when he first came to Paris, did a 2 minutes photo session with Jean Saint Jean (check the gallery, and hooked up with the man to put up on ParisDJs.com a mix of the music he's currently listening to…

Tracklisting :
01. Metronomy - Nights Intro
(from 'Nights Out' album, 2007 / Because Music) info | buy
02. Lucas Santtana - Night-Time In The Backyard (Deerhoof John Dieterich Remix)
(from 'Remix Nostalgia' album, 2012 / Mais Um Discos) info | buy
03. James Blake - Limit To Your Love
(from 'James Blake' album, 2010 / Atlas Recordings) info | buy
04. Murcof - Mir
(from 'Martes' album, 2002 / Static Discos) info | buy
05. Lucas Santtana - Ela é Belém
(from 'O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura' album, 2012 / Diginois) info | buy
06. Peaking Lights - Key Sparrow
(from '936' album, 2011 / Not Not Fun) info | buy
07. Lucas Santtana - Cá Pra Nós (Burnt Friedman Remix)
(from 'Remix Nostalgia' album, 2012 / Mais Um Discos) info | buy
08. Arto Lindsay - Tone
(from 'Prize' album, 1999 / Righteous Babe) info | buy
09. Lucas Santtana - Músico
(from 'O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura' album, 2012 / Diginois) info | buy
10. Chris Watson - Bucaneve
(from 'Cima Verde' album, 2008 / Fondazione Edmund Mach) info | buy
11. Lucas Santtana - Hold Me In (Dj Izem remix)
(from 'Remix Nostalgia' album, 2012 / Mais Um Discos) info | buy
12. Jonny Greenwood - Prospector's Quartet
(from 'There Will Be Blood' album, 2007 / Nonesuch) info | buy
Total time : 40:34

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Lucas Santtana (lucassanttana.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean (jeansaintjean.com)

Links :
Lucas Santtana : official (br) | official (uk) | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia
Mais Um Discos : official | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Lucas_Santtana-World_People.mp3
Category:World People Series -- posted at: 8:39am EST

Butch Cassidy Sound System - Paris DJs Mix

Butch Cassidy Sound System - Paris DJs Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-18

There are now TWO Butch Cassidy Sound System album we can heavily recommend to roots reggae, dub and funk lovers. The first one, Butches Brew, from 2004, to hunt down on vinyl, and the new one, Echo Tone Defeat, released last month on CD/Digital - with a 12 inch to follow in a few weeks… Both are unique gems blending the roots with the modern, with a deep and spacey 70s sound, and if you're into some Grant Phabao or Ticklah kind of vibe, you won't be disappointed! Here's an introduction to the Butch Cassidy Sound System sound with a 40mn selection of roots reggae music prepared specially for Paris DJs to celebrate this new album release. Hoping the next one happens before 8 years from now...

Tracklisting :
01. Horace Andy and Errol Scorcher - Tonight
(from 'Unity Showcase' album, 1980 / 12 Star)
02. The Congos - Open Up The Gate
(from 'Heart Of The Congos' album, 1977 / Black Art)
03. Tetrack - Give A Little Bit
(from 'Rockers International' compilation, 1980 / Message)
04. The Crystalites - Blacula Version
(from 'Blacula' 7 inch, 1973 / Grape)
05. The Aggrovators - A Ruffer Version
(from 'Johnny Clarke - Don't Trouble Trouble' 7 inch, 1976 / Jackpot)
06. Carl Bradney - Slipping Into Darkness
(from 'Slipping Into Darkness' 7 inch, 1975 / Orchid)
07. Lee Scratch Perry - Womans Dub
(from 'Revolution Dub' album, 1975 / Cactus)
08. Reggie and The Orchies - Hand Glider
(from 'Take Five' 7 inch, 1978 / The Electric Record Company)
09. Mikey Dread At The Controls - Yoruba Dub
(from 'Earl Sixteen ‎- African Tribesman' 12 inch, 1980 / Sufferers Heights)
10. Butch Cassidy Sound System - Echo Tone Defeat
(from 'Echo Tone Defeat' album, 2012 / Olbap Music) buy
Total time : 39:30

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Butch Cassidy Sound System(butchcassidysoundsystem.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean ( jeansaintjean.com )

Links :
Butch Cassidy Sound System : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | wikipedia |
Full discography 1998-2005 on djouls.com/butchcassidy
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Butch_Cassidy_Sound_System-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:40pm EST