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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Sleep of Oldominion
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-30

If you were a hip-hop emcee who can spit lightening fast rhymes, would you call yourself Sleep? One of the founding members of the Northwest hip-hop crew Oldominion, Sleep is a Mexican emcee with rapid flows, superb breath control, and introspective rhymes. His name was inspired by a line in a Nas song (I never sleep because sleep is the cousin of death). He's totally one for beat conoisseurs and lyric addicts. His rapping is fast and complex, meter and flow changing mid-phrase, but always on time. If you're into Tonedeff, Hyeroglyphics, Del Da funky Homosapien, The Pharcyde, etc., it should definitively be your thing!

On the news front, Sleep's released today his third album, Hesitation Wounds, on Strange Famous Records, a new one in a series of 'must buy' records for all hip hop lovers, which include the fantastic Christopher from 2005 and the Combination Lock marvel from 2007 with Zelly Rock. And I'm not even talking about his Chicharones project with Josh Martinez here - the latter being the subject of an another special hip hop podcast coming to boom your earphones this summer...

Tracklisting :
01. Sleep - Skit
(from 'Riot by Candlelight' album, 2002 / Stuck Under The Needle Recordings)
02. Sleep - Intro
(from 'Christopher' album, 2005 / Up Above Records)
03. Sleep - Ginelli
(from 'Hesitation Wounds' album, 2009 / Strange Famous Records)
04. Sleep - Make Yourself Get Up
(from 'Christopher' album, 2005 / Up Above Records)
05. Sleep - Cats Like Y'all
(from 'Riot by Candlelight' album, 2002 / Stuck Under The Needle Recordings)
06. Sleep - Fall Guy
(from 'Christopher' album, 2005 / Up Above Records)
07. Sleep - Dirt
(from 'Christopher' album, 2005 / Up Above Records)
08. Sleep - Lothar (feat. Del Tha Funky Homosapien )
(from 'Hesitation Wounds' album, 2009 / Strange Famous Records)
09. Pale Soul - Out Of The Frame feat. Sleep
(from 'Fear Is The Mind Killer' album; 2003 / Stuck Under The Needle Records)
10. Sleep - Get It
(from 'Hesitation Wounds' album, 2009 / Strange Famous Records)
11. Sleep & Zelly Rock - Weedies
(from 'Combination Lock' album, 2007 / Camobear)
12. Sleep & Zelly Rock - Looker
(from 'Combination Lock' album, 2007 / Camobear)
13. Skratch Bastid / John Smith / Pip Skid - Murphy's Law feat. Sleep
(from 'Taking Care Of Business' album, 2005 / First Things First)
14. Ripynt - Lonely People feat. Sleep
(from 'R.I.P.: Re-Inventing Poetics' album, 2009 / Kaution Entertainment)

Links :
Info about the new album on parisdjs.com
sleepofoldominion.com myspace.com/sleepofoldominion
strangefamousrecords.com
myspace.com/strangefamousrecords
myspace.com/zellyrock
myspace.com/skratchbastid
myspace.com/ripynt

The original record cover artworks are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using an Arian Stevens photo

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Sleep.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:27 PM


Doctor Donuts - Tribute to The Rail Band - The Afro Funk Psyche Years 1973-1977
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Jazz Freaks, 2009-06-28

Our favorite Doctor just came back from Mali and brought us some afro psyche funk Donuts. He's working with Florent Mazzoleni on a documentary about the history of the big orchestra from Mali (trailer coming soon). This mix is a tribute to the famous Rail band, where Salif Keita, Mory Kante and Cheick Tidiane Seck begun their career.

Tracklisting :
01. Rail Band - Tamadiara
(from 'Moko Diolo' 7 inch, 1973 / Rail Culture Authentique Mali)
02. Rail Band - Moko Diolo
(from 'Moko Diolo' 7 inch, 1973 / Rail Culture Authentique Mali)
03. Rail Band - Nanthan
(from 'Nanthan' 7 inch, 1973 / Rail Culture Authentique Mali)
04. Rail Band - Nabaye Tabaye
(from 'Nanthan' 7 inch, 1973 / Rail Culture Authentique Mali)
05. Super Rail Band - Sinsimba
(from 'Orchestre du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako' album, 1977 / Rail Culture Authentique Mali)
06. Rail Band - Mouodilo
(from 'Mouodilo' 7 inch, 1975 / HMV Nigeria)

Links :
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Band
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Rail_Band
mali-music.com/Cat/CatR/RailBand.htm

Biography (in french) and original artwork covers are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Doctor Donuts(myspace.com/jazzfreaks)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) using the cover from Seigneur Djali Madi Toukara et le Rail Band du Mali

Direct download: Doctor_Donuts-Tribute_To_The_Rail_Band.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:23 PM


Sneaky - Chill Like A King Promo Cool Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-24

Former Fingathing member, Sneaky offers here a second exclusive Chillout mix to celebrate the release of his solo album Feel Like A King... Pluck A String (on June, 29th). You were many to send praise about his Club Mix from a few weeks ago, loving the freshness of something different on the podcast programme. Here's the cool thing for sofa loungers we had announced. You'll feel good. You will ll be relaxed. All breezy. It's the Sneaky double effect!

Tracklisting :
01. Sneaky - Mental Origami feat. RQM (taken from F.L.A.K.P.A.S album)
02. Sneaky – The Gentle Rain (bonus track on itunes album download)
03. Sneaky vs The Magic Bop – Milk No Sugar (previously unreleased)
04. Sneaky – Beduija (taken from F.L.A.K.P.A.S album)
05. Sneaky vs Gluekids – 26 Euros (previously unreleased)
06. Sneaky – String Talk (taken from F.L.A.K.P.A.S album)
07. Sneaky - A Little Dark Joy (previously unreleased)
08. Sneaky – Catch A Buzz (taken from F.L.A.K.P.A.S album)
09. Sneaky – Toytown Elegy (taken from F.L.A.K.P.A.S album)

Links :
thisissneaky.co.uk
myspace.com/sneakytunes
fingathing.com
myspace.com/fingathing
bigchill.net
soundcloud.com/sneakymusic

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Sneaky
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com), photo by benpagephotography.com

Direct download: Sneaky-Chill_Like_A_King_Promo_Cool_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:21 PM


Reza - Jazz Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-21

Invited to the Jazz A Vienne for now three years, the Jazz Mix shines a light on new jazz tendencies and contemporary music while remaining anchored in the Jazz tradition. Curiosities, techniques, improvisations, and collaborations were always the values carried by this music in perpetual evolution. Funk, Soul, Electronic, Hip Hop, traditional music... At the Jazz Mix, you'll come to live a unique moment and discover major artists whom you'l have few occasions to see in France or in new formations, presenting special projects. This selection introduces all the artists invited to the 2009 edition blended in one definitively eclectic mix! More info on the festival on myspace.com/jazzmixfestival.

Tracklisting :
01. Archie Shepp - Invocation to Mr Parker
(from 'Attica Blues' album, 1972 / Impulse)
more info on wikipedia.org
02. Daedelus - Experience
(from 'Invention' album, 2002 / Plug Research)
more info on plugresearch.com
03. Anthony Joseph - Blues for Cousin Alvin
(from 'Bird Head Son' album, 2009 / Naïve)
more info on parisdjs.com
04. Don Blackman - Never Miss A Thing
(from 'Don Blackman' album, 1982 / Arista)
more info on donblackman.com
05. Sun Ra - Third Planet
(from 'Disco 3000' album, 1978 / Saturn)
more info on wikipedia.org
06. Tigran Hamasyan - Falling
(from 'Red Hail' album, 2008 / Plus Loin Music)
more info on tigranhamasyan.com
07. Pierrick Pedron - Omry part 1
(from 'Omry' album, 2009 / Plus Loin Music)
more info on myspace.com/pierrickpedron
08. Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
(from 'Red Clay' album, 1970 / CBS)
more info on freddiehubbardmusic.com
09. Magic Malik Orchestra - 00-237
(from '00-237 XP-1' album, 2002 / Label Bleu)
more info on myspace.com/magicmalikorchestra
10. Hot 8 Brass Band - Skit #1
(from 'Rock With The Hot 8' album, 2007 / Tru Thoughts)
more info on parisdjs.com
11. Gil Scott-Heron - I Think I'll Call It Morning
(from 'Pieces of a Man' album, 1971 / Flying Dutchman)
more info on wikipedia.org
12. Roy Ayers / Wayne Henderson - No Deposit, No return
(from 'Step Into Our Life' album, 1978 / Polydor)
more info on myfavouritesound.wordpress.com
13. IG Culture - B Free
(from 'Zen Badizm' album, 2008 / Freedom School)
more info on thebottomend.co.uk
14. Seun Kuti - Fire Dance
(from 'Many Things' album, 2007 / Tôt ou Tard)
more info on parisdjs.com
15. Ursula Rucker - Circe (Jazzanova Remix)
(from 'The Remixes 1997-2000' compilation, 2000 / Compost)
more info on jazzanova.net
16. Oxyd - Vision
(from 'Onze – Heures – Onze' album, 2009 / Vienne Action Culturelle)
more info on myspace.com/oxydquintet
17. Nostalgia 77 Octet - The Hope Suite
(from 'Seven's & Eight's' album, 2006 / Tru Thoughts)
more info on parisdjs.com
18. Erik Truffaz - More
(from 'Bending New Corners' album, 2003 / Blue Note)
more info on eriktruffaz.com
19. Kneebody - Wide Eyed
(from 'Kneebody' album, 2005 / Green Leaf Music)
more info on kneebody.com
20. Christophe - Aline (Italian version)
(from 'Best of Christophe' compilation, 2006 / Disques Dreyfus)
more info on wikipedia.org

All original record covers are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Mix by Reza (Jazz Mix / Mezzo TV / myspace.com/rezajazzmix)
Sound editing by Claudio Tenant
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Reza-Jazz_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:07 AM


Souleance - Le Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-17

Souleance is the result of the partnership between the talented electronic hip hop beatmaker/producer Fulgeance and Paris DJs resident Soulist, who's been organizing incredibly groovy What The Funk events for 6 years now in Paris with his partner Freeworker… Souleance is really a mixture of Soulist's organic influences, spirituality and samples from live instruments, and Fulgeance producer's know how and malice, deep beats plus geek attitude towards technology. Their freshly sounding first 12 inch Le Monde EP has just been released on the English label First Word Records, combining newest tendencies of beats music and best urban music traditions - as in this showcase mix - a perfect introduction to the Souleance sound!

Tracklisting :
01. Exile - Frequency Modulation
(from 'Radio' album, 2009 / Plug Research)
more info on myspace.com/alexile
02. Flying Lotus - Tea Leaf Dancers (Rae Davis Remix)
(free MP3 download from antipop.net, 2009)
more info on cosign.wordpress.com
03. Souleance - Les Filles
(from 'Le Monde EP' 12 inch, 2009 / First Word)
more info on parisdjs.com
04. Souleance - Manana
(from 'Le Monde EP' 12 inch, 2009 / First Word)
more info on parisdjs.com
05. Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious
(from 'Aquemini' album, 1998 / LaFace)
more info on wikipedia.org
06. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Interlude
(from 'Tropidelico' album, 2007 / Tru Thoughts)
more info on parisdjs.com
07. The Soul Fantastics - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Panama! 2' compilation, 2009 / Soundway)
more info on parisdjs.com
08. Ann Alford - Got To Get Me A Job
(from 'Got To Get Me A job' 7 inch, 1972 / Hy-Sign)
more info on discogs.com
09. The Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band - Pimp
(from 'Pimp' 7 inch, 2008 / Mocambo)
more info on mocambo.de
10. Interlude
11. Souleance - Cool FM
(from 'Le Monde EP' 12 inch, 2009 / First Word)
more info on parisdjs.com
12. Souleance - Chemise Re Edit
(Exclusive/Unreleased)

The original record covers are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Souleance (myspace.com/souleance)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using Alice Duffay's artwork for Souleance's Le Monde EP (myspace.com/alicedufay)

Direct download: Souleance-Le_Mix_En_Mp3.mp3
Category:What The Funk DJs -- posted at: 9:21 AM


Superfly Records presents The Afrofunk Expressway Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-13

July 2009 will be GREAT for Paris DJs fanatics! First big news will the new online record shop from Superfly Records, run by Paulo Superfly with our resident DJs Manu Boubli and Djouls, soon to be followed by a physical one in the center of the French capital! We've been diggin' A LOT to find some of the rarest and coolest vinyls records out there in the world just for you... We also need to announce that Rockers International and Paris DJs have joined forces to organize an ATOMIC AFRO PARTY at La Bellevilloise in Paris on July 17th (it's a friday). More details soon but it's just gonna be HUGE so stay connected!! Those are two good reasons to present here a mix of some VERY RARE African funk, collected during Paulo's recent trips to Africa to find some old and groovy records. It's the first part in a new series of AFRO mixes we've called AFRO DIGGIN' that's gonna blow your mind. Africa is the future.

Tracklisting :
01. Hamad Kalkaba - Astadjam Dada Sare
(from 'North Cameroun Rythms' LP, 19?? / Sonafric) CAMEROON
02. Afro Soul System - Tink Tank
(from 'Wale Begun Coki' 7 inch, 197? / SID) BURKINA FASO
more info on jammagica.blogspot.com
03. Orchestre Abass - Samarin Banza
(from 'Samarin Banza' 7 inch, 1972 / Polydor) TOGO
04. Wrinkar Experience - Sound Way)
(from 'Fuel for Love' 7 inch, 1972 / EMI) NIGERIA
more info on jammagica.blogspot.com
05. The Big Beats - Afro Pride
(from 'Afro Pride' 7 inch, 19?? / Polydor) GHANA
06. The Funkees - Acid Rock
(from 'My First Date' 7 inch, 1971 / HMV) NIGERIA
more info on parisdjs.com
07. Aktion - Centipede
(from 'Clover - Come Together Vol.1' compilation) NIGERIA
08. Effi Duke and The Love Family - The Time Is Come
(from 'Mr. Love' LP, 19?? / Homzy) NIGERIA
09. Traore Seydou Richard Et Les Vaudou Du Flamboyant - Katougou
(from 'Mousso' 7 inch, 19?? / Edition Volta Discobel) BURKINA FASO
more info on lefaso.net
10. Cisse Abdoulaye et Le Super Volta de La Capitale - Kodjougou
(from 'Koyembolo' 7 inch, 1977 / Club Voltaique du Disque) BURKINA FASO
more info on radioafrica.com.au or on lefaso.net
11. Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Benin - Wodeka Roe
(from 'Vol. 1' LP, 1983 / Albarika Store) BENIN
more info on jammagica.blogspot.com
12. Ceejebs - Eti-Ufok
(from 'Eti-Ufok' 7 inch, 197? / EMI) NIGERIA
more info on discogs.com
13. Mamo Lagbema - Love Music And Dance
(from 'Mamo Lagbema' record, 19??) TOGO
14. One World - Fantasy
(from 'Rejoice' LP, 197? / EMI) NIGERIA
more info on radiodiffusion.wordpress.com

All original artworks from the records played in this mix are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Paulo Goncalvez / Superfly Records (superflyrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a Rail Band LP cover and a South African steam locomotive photo from DanieVDM under a creative commons license

Direct download: Superfly_Records-The_Afrofunk_Expressway_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Superfly Records -- posted at: 4:05 PM


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Do The Tighten Up
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-11

Tighten Up was a summer 1968 number one R'n'B and Pop hit single by Archie Bell and the Drells from Houston, Texas. It sold a million copies by May 1968. The song described an accompanying dance that the band had invented, also called the Tighten Up. It's one of the most addictive early funk tracks ever, and has been covered and played by everyone from Maceo Parker to The Bamboos since then. Here's a 30mn blended selection of our favourite funk and latin versions...

Tracklisting :
01. The Majestics - Tighten Up
(from 'Here Come Da Judge' album, 1968 / Arc Sound)
more info on discogs.com
02. Osaka Monaurail - Tighten Up
(from 'Amen, Brother' album, 2008 / Unique)
more info on parisdjs.com
03. Orchestra Harlow Presenta A Ismael Miranda - Horsin Up
(from 'Orchestra Harlow Presenta A Ismael Miranda' album, 1968 / Fania)
more info on allmusic.com
04. Dave Cortez with The Moon People - Happy Soul (With A Hook)
(from 'Happy Soul (With A Hook)' 7 inch, 1968 / Speed)
more info on soul-sides.com
05. Archie Bell and The Drells - Tighten Up
(from 'Dog Eat Dog' 7 inch, 1968 / Atlantic)
more info on soul-patrol.com
06. The New York Latin Scene With Sonny Bravo - Tighten Up
(from 'You Gotta Turn Me On' album, 1968 / Columbia)
more info on latinjazzclub.com
07. Al Escobar and His Orchestra - Tighten Up
(from 'El Sonido Moderno de Al Escobar' album, 1969 / Tico)
more info on answers.com
08. Roosevelt Matthews with Billy Ball and The Upsetters - Tighten Up Tighter
(from 'You Got Me Diggin' You' 7 inch, 1968 / King)
more info on stonesthrow.com
09. The Earthquakers - Soul Samba
(from 'Soul and Rock Session' album, 19?? / Concert Hall)
more info on discogs.com
10. Benny Gordon and The Soul Brothers - Tighten Up
(from 'Tighten Up' album, 1968 / Hot Biscuit)
more info on redkelly.blogspot.com
11. TNT Boys - Musica Del Alma
(from 'Sex Symbols' album, 1969 / Cotique)
more info on soul-sides.com or on allmusic.com
12. Chris Columbus And The Swingin Gaites - Tighten Up '70'
(from 'Do You Remember' 7 inch, 19?? / Mus-I-col)
more info on discogs.com
13. The Bamboos - Tighten Up (album version)
(from 'Step It Up' album, 2006 / Tru Thoughts)
more info on parisdjs.com
14. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)
(from '×∞ Multiplies' 10 inch, 1980 / Alpha)
more info on wikipedia.org
15. The Moon People - Hippy Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1)
(from 'Hippy Skippy Moon Strut' 7 inch, 1969 / Roulette)
more info on spectropop.com
16. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Here We Go Again)
(from '×∞ Multiplies' 10 inch, 1980 / Alpha)
more info on wikipedia.org
17. Eddy Mitchell - Tighten Up
(from ' Colts Pour Schmoll' album, 1968 / Barclay)
more info on tetecarre.blogspot.com
18. The Moonflowers - Tighten Up
(from 'Tighten Up On The Housework Brothers And Sisters' 12 inch, 1992 / Pop God)
more info on moonflowers.org.uk or on parisdjs.com

All the original artworks from the records played in this mix are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo by MShades under a Creative Commons license

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Do_The_Tighten_Up.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:59 PM


Sneaky Feel Like A King Promo Club Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-07


Former Fingathing member, Sneaky offers here an exclusive Club mix to celebrate the release of his solo album "Feel Like A King... Pluck A String" (on June, 22nd). Sofa loungers shouldn't worry, he'll come back later with a more chillout 30mn affair...

Tracklisting :
01. Sneaky - Open House (Taken From Album) [Big Chill Label]
02. Sneaky - Top Billig (Unreleased)
03. Jazzanova - I Can See (Sneaky's Please Believe The Bass Remix)
04. Ratatat - Lex (Mouse On Mars Remix) Xl Recordings Vs. This Ol Heart Of Mine – Isley Bros. [Sneaky Mashup]
05. Sneaky - Feel Like A King (Taken From Album) [Big Chill Label]
06. Sneaky - A Little Dark Joy (Gluekids Elmo Sez I Dunno Remix)
07. Sneaky - Mental Origami (Graham Massey Remix)

Links :
thisissneaky.co.uk
myspace.com/sneakytunes
bigchill.net
soundcloud.com/sneakymusic

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Sneaky
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com), photo by benpagephotography.com

Direct download: Sneaky-Feel_Like_A_King_Promo_Club_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:57 PM