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Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.2
Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2008-08-28

Info :
The second volume of our '21st Century Afro' series begins its trip with a peaceful afro-ethio-cuban trip from Lightning Head (alias Glyn 'Bigga' Bush/UK), extracted from the 12 inch taster of his upcoming album ('13 faces of Lightning Head'), then heads directly into heavy afro-kraut-jazz from Nomo, a collective from Michigan developing quite an unique sound. This 'Last Beat' is to be found on their powerful third album ('Ghost Rock'). After another instant afrosoul classic taken from The Budos Band's masterpiece, 'The Budos Band II', the mix navigates into supafunky ethio-jazz from The Lions, a Los Angeles collective of musicians you may also find playing in Breakestra, Connie Price and the Keystones, Orgone, Madlib's Sound Directions, Plant Life, Clutchy Hopkins, the Greyboy allstars... Their 'Jungle Struttin' album mixes reggae, ethiojazz, colombian and african grooves with soul, jazz, and funk! Things then get more focused with a devastating pamphlet from Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, one of the many available on his booming 'Many Things' album. The Shawn Lee apparition in this selection whichcomes afterwards is quite a surprise, but since the multi-instrumentalist genius decided to go global on his latest album ('Miles of Styles'), there's no reason to pass out on it. The same goes for the closing track, the hard-hitting Afrobeat drum-powered 'Platypus Strut' by Ohmega Watts - with the help of members of the Breakestra/Connie Price/Antibalas... it's a small world.

Tracklisting :
01. Lightning Head - Afro Spot
(from 'Afrobeat EP' 12 inhc, 2008 / Lion Heads Recordings) UK
more info on djouls.com
02. Nomo - Last Beat
(from 'Ghost Rock' album, 2008 / Ubiquity) USA
more info on tru-thoughts.net
03. Budos Band - Budos Rising
(from 'The Budos Band II' album, 2007 / Daptone) USA
more info on djouls.com
04. The Lions - Jungle Struttin'
(from 'Jungle Struttin' Album, 2007 / Ubiquity) USA
more info on tru-thoughts.net
05. Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80 - African Problems
(from 'Many Things' album, 2008 / Tôt ou Tard) NIGERIA
more info on djouls.com
06. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Lagos Calling
(from 'Miles of Styles' album, 2008 / Ubiquity) UK
more info on tru-thoughts.net
07. Ohmega Watts - Platypus Strut
(from 'Watts Happenning' album, 2007 / Ubiquity) USA
more info on tru-thoughts.net

The original record covers are available on www.parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls(timec.net)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com), photo by hdptcar under a Creative Commons license
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Afro_Vol2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.1
Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2008-08-18

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Info :
In the next 6 weeks, Paris DJs activists Grant Phabao and Djouls will explore the many facets of 21st century African music, from Afrobeat to Afrofunk, from Afrosoul to Afrojazz, etc. This week's selection opens the salva with one of THE albums of the year, the second opus from The Budos Band, one you NEED - trust us. After a glimpse of the new Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble album, we're proud to present a new master of African music, Seun Kuti, bravely and proudly reaching out to his father with a bomb of a first album! A record we'll lookout for in the coming months is Antony Joseph and The Spasm Band's new one on french jazz label Heavenly Sweetness. You'll get here a taste of their recently released "La Diablesse EP", which hints at some serious afro-punk-jazz grooves. Concerning Kokolo, we've already told ya many times that their formula is flawless: funky afrobeat to dance to. Nuff' said. Nostalgia 77 is a UK artist with a huge soul-jazz sensibility, producing, remixing, releasing a LOT of stuff on Brighton's Tru Thoughts label and around. Grant Phabao got the chance to remix his cover of The White Stripes' 7 Nation Army featuring the incredible vocals of Alice Russell. It's available on his current "One Offs, Remixes and B-sides" compilation, along with an afrodeepfunk remix of his "Freedom" track, which we've included here. Closing this mix is former Fela guitarist/bassist Oghene Kologbo's latest single, extracted from his Fela Kuti homage album (available with two different covers for CD and vinyl). If you were in Paris this August (2008) you shouldn't have missed the 4 consecutive free Antibalas free shows in Parcs - Oghene was there guest-starring, offering some superb afrorock guitar solos... All in all 30mn is VERY short for afrobeat - but if you come back next week, we should have uploaded a new selection of the best 21st Century Afro Music you may find!! See ya there.

Tracklisting :
01. The Budos Band - Adeniji
(from 'The Budos Band II' album, 2008 / Daptone) USA
» more info on djouls.com «
02. Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble - Fela Dey
(from 'President Dey Pass' album, 2008 / Afrobomb Music) USA
» more info on djouls.com «
03. Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80 - Fire Dance
(from 'Many Things' album, 2008 / Tôt ou Tard) NIGERIA
» more info on djouls.com «
04. Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band - Vero
(from 'La Diablesse EP' 12 inch, 2008 / Heavenly Sweetness) TRINIDAD/UK
» more info on djouls.com «
05. Kokolo - Our Own Thing
(from 'Love International' album, 2008 / Freestyle) USA
» more info on tru-thoughts.net «
06. Nostalgia 77 Octet - Freedom (The Freedom Zombie Dance Remix Part 2)
(from 'One Offs, Remixes and B-Sides' compilation, 2006 / Tru Thoughts) UK
» more info on djouls.com «
07. Oghene Kologbo And Afrobeat Academy - Afro Confusion
(from 'Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti' album, 2007 / Lions Ark Records) NIGERIA
» more info on djouls.com «

The original record covers are on www.parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls(timec.net)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com), photo by srbyug under a Creative Commons license
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Afro_Vol1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:26am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Byron Lee and The Dragonaires
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Byron Lee and The Dragonaires
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2008-08-12

Tracklisting :
01. Frankenstein Ska
(from 'Trojan Creole Reggae Box Set' compilation, 2004 / Trojan)
02. Another Scorcher
(from 'Reggay' LP, 1969 / Dynamic Sounds)
03. A Fe We Music
(from 'Reggae International' LP, 1976 / Dynamic Sounds)
04. Black On
(from 'Reggae Round The World' LP, 1973 / Dragon)
05. Johnny Too Bad
(from 'Reggae Hot Shots, Vol. 1' compilation, 1995 / Jamaican Gold)
06. Hot Reggae
(from '200% Dynamite!' compilation, 1999 / Soul Jazz)
07. No Money, No Love
(from 'The Mighty Sparrow with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Only A Fool' LP, 1969 / Trojan)
08. 007 Shanty Town
(from 'Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol.3 - The Best Of Rock Steady and Reggae' compilation, 1992 / Jamaican Gold)
09. Easy Snappin
(from 'Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol.1 The Best Of Ska' compilation, 1992 / Jamaican Gold)
10. Carry Go Bring Come
(from 'Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol.2 The Best Of Ska Rock Steady' compilation, 1992 / Jamaican Gold)
11. Jamaikan Ska
(from 'Great Jamaica Ska' compilation, 1998 / Rhino)

Original Covers available on www.parisdjs.com

Links :
Official site : byronleemusic.com
Unofficial MySpace : myspace.com/unofficialbyronlee
A Byron Lee discography : roots-archives.com/artist/554
Wikidepia : english | french

Credits :
Selected, mixed and designed by Grant Phabao and Djouls (T.I.M.E.C.)
Artwork borrowed from Byron Lee's 'Tighten Up' album

Direct download: Paris_DJs_presents_Byron_Lee_and_the_Dragonaires.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:39am EST

Ivan Tchijevsky - Diggin' Up Two Rare Concerts
Ivan Tchijevsky - Diggin' Up Two Rare Concerts
(exclusive mix for ParisDJs.com) 2008-08-04

Tracklisting :
01. One day In Kiev - Jazz Ensemble 'Mugam'
02. Concert for the voice by Constantin Petrosyan

Info :
This is my fifth podcast, and to celebrate it, I have prepared something special, jazzy and at the same time, sodden with Caucasus folk culture. This podcast consists of two parts: First – is a fragment (pictures of Caucasus) of an jazz-ensemble called "Mugam" lead by Vagif Mustafa-Zade (1978).
Vagif Mustafa-zade – was a prize winner of such festivals as "Tallin-66", "Tallin-67" and "Jazz-69" in Azerbaijan. In 1977 Vagif became a prize-winner of an United Jazz festival in Donezk. Jazz festival "Tbilisi-78" has brought him a name as the best pianist in USSR. Having taken participation in the International jazz composition contest held in Monaco in 1979, Vagif won the First prize and received a beautiful white piano as a prize. Finding a more detailed biography of Vagif Mustafa-zade isn't that hard, most importantly is the effect his music brings on you.

Second part of the podcast is a fragment of a big-band concert by Vladimir Chekasin, with an assistance of an composer named Constantin Petrosyan. The voice of the project became Tatevick Oganesyan – the "queen" of soviet jazz vocal, the Russian Ella Fitzgerald. Even nowadays, she is still matchless in the jazz mainstream. Tatevick's manner of singing is heavily influenced by traditional Armenian music. She has sang in America, Europe, Australia. She received applauses at Lincoln center and Carnegie Hall.

Ivan Tchijevsky - Moscow, 2008

Links :
myspace.com/tchizevsky
headz.fm

Complete info available on www.parisdjs.com

Direct download: Ivan_Tchijevsky-Diggin_Up_Two_Rare_Concerts.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:02pm EST