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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Block Party 2011

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Block Party 2011
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-31

We're closing this year with a party mix for the new year's eve, cooked live by DJ Loik on december 30th with a selection of vinyls brought by your main operator Djouls. This is our 68th mix in 2011, twenty came from our own decks, while we managed to bring in 48 guest mixes. So, a big THANK YOU to all the artists, DJs and record collectors who shared some musical pleasure with us during the last twelve months: Hidden Orchestra, Gato Loco, Blend Mishkin, DJ Tom B., DJ Chicken George, Waxist Selecta, Renegades of Jazz, Seun Kuti, Chris Menist, Onur Engin, Blitz The Ambassador, Big Pimp Jones, The Natural Yogurt Band, DJ Kanada Kaosz, The Liberators, Karl Hector, Psycut and Switch 'Groov' Exp, Antal, Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, Alan Gubby, Hidden Orchestra, Versus, The Hifivers, Le Mellotron, Club d'Elf, Fab Samperi, DJ Center, Anthony Joseph, AM and Shawn Lee, Medline, J Rocc, The Greg Foat Group, DJ Format, Mais Um Gringo, Nik Weston, Eva Be, Loka, Calibro 35, Deano Sounds, Nostalgia 77, Al Kent, Jan Kohlmeyer, Radio Citizen and Bio Ritmo. Congrats also to the crew members: Grant Phabao, Nicolas Ragonneau, Jean Saint Jean, Mr Moo, Loik and well… Djouls (well why shouldn't I congrats myself too?). As every year, lots of big things are in the oven for next year… So stay connected, don't forget to pass the word, and happy new year everyone!

Tracklisting :
01. The Kenneth Bager Experience - The Sound of Swing Part 2 (Onur Engin Remix)
(from 'The Sound of Swing Part 2' 12 inch, 2011 / Music For Dreams America)
02. Guynamukat - Butterfly Funk (instrumental re-edit)
(from 'Afro disco Boogie Edits Volume Three' 12 inch, 2011 / Guynamukat)
http://www.juno.co.uk/artists/Guynamukat/
03. Mulatu Astatke - A Man of Experience and Wisdom (Zopelar Edit)
(from 'Mixed Blood Cuts 005' 12 inch, 2010 / Mixed Blood Cuts)
04. Senay - Kent Yasami (Onur Engin Re-Edit)
(from 'Onur Engin Edits Vol. 5' 12 inch, 2011 / Onur Engin Edits)
05. Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman (Internationally Trained Bunnies Edit)
(from 'Evil Woman ITBs Edit' 12 inch, 2010 / Club Tikka)
06. Mixed Grill - Brand New Wayo (Guynamukat edit)
(from 'Nik Weston presents Mixed Grill - Brand New Wayo: Nigerian Afro Funk Boogie Badness' 7 inch, 2011 / Mukatsuku)
07. The Bamboos - Eel Oil
(from 'Wilhelm Scream' 10th anniversary limited edition 7 inch, 2011 / Tru Thoughts)
08. DJ Lengua - Cumbia Marciano (Refix)
(from 'Cruzando' 12 inch, 2010 / Unicornio)
09. Black Milk - Brain
(from 'Brain' 7 inch, 2011 / Third Man Records)
10. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Kryptonite feat. Crow
(from 'Bulletproof Brass' 12 inch, 2011 / ChoiceCuts)
11. Dancefloor Outlaws - Zorba
(from 'Ghetto Funk Presents: All Star 45's' 7 inch, 2011 / Ghetto Funk)
12. The Bombay Royale - Sote Sote Adhi Raat
(from 'Sote Sote Adhi Raat' 7 inch, 2011 / Hope Street Recordings)
13. Kerbside Collection - Night In Tunisia
(from 'Jelly Belly' 7 inch, 2011 / Cutucada)
Total time : 55:19

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik(parisdjs.com)
Mixed by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Block_Party_2011.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Captain Detendu & Djouls - Are Molesting Santa

Captain Detendu and Djouls - Are Molesting Santa
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-24

We know a lot of people enjoyed the Jan Kohlmeyer Yuletide DJ Mix posted early december (very funky!), but that didn't mean we wouldn't also be there for our annual 'Wishing you a stupid Xmas' audio greetings. Every year you know you can count on Captain Detendu (the man from J.E.W.P.O.P.) to spice the Christmas selection with some eccentric carols and Hawaiian jingles. This year's mix is, as usual, full of surprises. We've been digging here, there and everywhere. Hope you'll have as mch fun listening to this one as we had cooking it. Big thanks to the Grant Phabao Express Mix and Mastering service! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tracklisting :
01. The Barr Brothers - Dear Mrs. Claus
(free download from '2011 Paste Christmas Sampler', 2011)
02. The Modernaires - The Jingle Bell Polka
(from 'The Jingle Bell Polka' 78, 1947 / Columbia)
03. The Toasters - Winter Wonderland
(from 'Christma-ska' compilation, 1999 / Tachyon International Moon)
04. Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - Come On Santa, Let's Have a Ball
from 'I Know What He Wants for Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It)' album, 1962 / Laff)
05. Big John Greer Orchestra - We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
(from 'I Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo', 1955 / Groove Records)
06. The Waikikis - Sleigh Ride
(from 'Merry Christmas In Hawaii' album, 1962 / Kapp)
07. The Martells - Rockin' Santa Claus
(from 'Bay Area Rockers: San Francisco Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll 1957-1960' compilation, 1999 / Ace)
08. Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
(from 'Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' 7 inch, 1974 / Stax)
09. The Ramirez Brothers - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
(from 'A Ramirez Christmas' EP, 2010 / Audio Montage)
10. ATOM - You Should Be A Freaky Christmas, Baby
(from 'Santastic Four' compilation, 2008 / DJ BC)
11. Jimmy Haskell with The Jackie Ward Singers - Jewish Jingle Bells
(from 'Adventure In Carols compilation, 2006 / Falalalala)
12. The Les Humphries Singers - Angels Who Can't Bear to Sing
(from 'Seasons Greetings' album, 1972 / Decca)
Total time : 32:33

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

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

Links :
Captain Detendu runs the Jewpop website (in French) : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Djouls and Grant Phabao run the Paris DJs website (in English) : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Captain_Detendu_and_Djouls-Are_Molesting_Santa.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Anthony Joseph - World People 03 (The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix Part 2)

Anthony Joseph - The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix Part 2 : From the Plantation to the Revolution
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com, vol.3 in the World People series) 2011-12-21

Anthony Joseph is now one of our 'resident DJs' with this third mix, the second part of his The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix: From the Plantation to the Revolution and also the third volume of our World People series. We had the chance to meet him last week in Paris, and even if we knew it while listening to his albums and mixes, we can assure you the man has got the vibe! We've put up a few photos from this day up, check them here. And it's still time to rush into a record store and get the just released Rubbers Orchestras album to offer for Christmas, one of our recommendations of the year! Anthony Joseph will be back in Paris at La Bellevilloise in february 2012. We hope to see you there!

Tracklisting :
01. James Blood Ulmer - Church
(from 'Odyssey' album, 1983 / Columbia) USA
02. Iwer George - Sound Check
(from 'Call Dat George' album, 1996 / JW Productions) TRINIDAD
03. Herbie Hancock - The Spook Who Sat By The Door (reprise)
(from 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' soundtrack, 1973 / United Artists) USA
04. Melvin Van Peebles - Hoppin John
(from 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' soundtrack, 1971 / Stax) USA
05. Capleton - Who I Am
(from 'One Mission' album, 1999 / J&D) JAMAICA
06. Roots Manuva - Big Tings Gwidarn feat. Seanie T.
(from 'Brand New Second Hand' album, 1999 / Big Dada) UK
07. Wilmouth Houdini - Tiger Tom Kill Tiger Cat
(recorded 1930s, from 'Poor But Ambitious: Calypso Classics' compilation, 1993 / Arhoolie)
08. Wrangler - Neighbour Jacqueline
(from 'Calypso Atrocities' compilation, 1959 / Cook) TRINIDAD
09. The Mighty Sparrow - Sa Sa Yea
(from 'More Sparrow More' album, 1969 / Ra Records) BARBADOS
10. Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band - Tanty Lynn
(from 'Rubber Orchestras' album, 2011 / Heavenly Sweetness) UK/TRINIDAD
11. Rahzel - Bubblin, Bubblin (Piña Colada)
(from 'Make The Music 2000' album, 1999 / MCA) USA
12. Gerald Clark and His Orchestra with Growling Tiger - Yaraba Shango
(recorded 1937, from 'Shango, Shouter and Obeah: Supernatural Calypso from Trinidad 1934-40' compilation, 2002 / Rounder) TRINIDAD
13. William S Fischer - Chains
(from 'Circles' album, 1970 / Embryo) USA
14. Claude McKay - If We Must Die
(from 'Anthology of Negro Poetry' compilation, 1954 / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) JAMAICA
15. Brook Peters and Ray Barretto - Sing a man
(from 'Mysterious Instinct (akannaginnagi)' album, 1963 / Charlie Parker Records) USA
16. Lord Kitchener - Dog Bite You
(from 'Spirit Of Carnival' album, 1979 / Trinidad) JAMAICA
17. Gary Saracho - Señor Baker
(from 'En Medio' album, 1973 / Impulse!) USA
18. Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band - Cobra
(from 'Rubber Orchestras' album, 2011 / Heavenly Sweetness) TRINIDAD/UK
Total time : 58:36

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

Credits :
Selected by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Recorded by Charlie Turtlecuts (turtlecuts.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean (jeansaintjean.com)

Links :
Anthony Joseph : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Heavenly Sweetness : blogspot | discogs | ebay | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-World_People_03.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp & Circumstance

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp and Circumstance
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-18

This one is mainly a warm-up mix in black and white (hence the title and artwork), presenting contemporary and international mento, ska, reggae and dub with young blood and legends. Lee Scratch Perry's got the final and mystic word with his under-exposed last release Rise Again (superbly crafted by Bill Laswell, with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Bernie Worrell on keys), a title which sounds like a symbol of his great renaissance. But it could also fit The Jolly Boys Great Expectation comeback, a band christened by hellraiser Errol Flynn himself while he was living in Jamaica. Both music and hair dressing connoisseurs will understand easily the play on words hidden in the title's mix. For the others well, they can write to Paris DJs and we'll answer…

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Lotek - International Rudeboy
(From 'International Rudeboy' album, 2011 / First Word)
02. 04:07 Hollie Cook - Shadow Kissing
(From 'Hollie Cook' album, 2011 / Mr Bongo)
03. 07:27 Joe Gibbs, Rudy Thomas and Trinity - Windy Day / What a Windy Day
(From 'Joe Gibbs 12 inch Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 3', 2010 / VP)
04. 14:19 The Yoots - A, E, I, O, U
(From 'Sing Along With The Yoots' album, 2011 / Economy Records)
05. 19:48 Tim Armstrong - Inner City Violence
(From 'A Poet's Life' album, 2006 / Hellcat)
06. 23:29 Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall - Running From the Thoughts
(From 'Speakers and Tweeters' album, 2007 / Sunday Best)
07. 27:24 The Jolly Boys - Perfect Day
(From 'Great Expectation' album, 2010 / Geejam)
08. 31:02 Bost and Bim (feat. Brisa Roché and The Lone Ranger) - Jamaican Boy
(From 'Jamaican Boy' single, 2008 / The Bombist)
09. 35:52 Love Trio In Dub - Goth Dub
(From 'The Dark Mixes' EP, 2008 / Nublu)
10. 39:56 Dub Trio - Drive-By-Dub
(From 'Exploring The Dangers Of' album, 2006 / Roir)
11. 44:00 Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Tomorrow
(From 'Smoking in Heaven' album, 2011 / Sunday Best)
12. 48:05 The Ska Flames - Samurai
(From 'Ska Fever' album, 1989 / Gaz's Rockin' Records)
13. 50:57 Ticklah feat. Sugar Minott (RIP) - Dub His Name
(From 'Praise His Name' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub 45)
14. 54:27 Lee Scratch Perry (feat. Tunde Adepimbe) - Rise Again
(From 'Rise Again' album, 2011 / M.O.D. technologies)
Total time : 58:36

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)
Cover art by Nicolas Ragonneau
Photos : Preparation of the Pomp for Thor Edward @ Mr. Ducktail's coiffure salon, London, 2010. © Barry Ord Clarke.
To BOC : peace, and many thanks.

Links
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Pomp_And_Circumstance.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Bio Ritmo - Salsa Pa’l Mundo

Bio Ritmo - Salsa Pa’l Mundo
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Electric Cowbell, 2011-12-15

Did you pass on La Verdad, the latest Bio Ritmo album released at the end of the summer on Electric Cowbell Records? If that's the case, then you've missed the Salsa album of the year, no less. The only letdown of this fantastic and frantic record is its length - under 40 minutes - definitively too short, but explainable by the fact that it's also available on a (heavily recommended) vinyl. Rei Alvarez, one of the main forces of the group, prepared for Paris DJs a mix of his old vinyls, the only kind of records he's got... and a he's got a lot of it!. It's a selection of music that has influenced Bio Ritmo, which doesn't include many tracks from the awesome Fania Records catalog, but rather focuses on its shadows, smaller and independent Salsa music that was released during the 70's and 80's. The one-hour long resulting mix is as killer as the album, with lots of very rare stuff, And we're as honored to have Bio Ritmo onboard of the Paris DJs podcast, as they were to be featured in the latest, Latin issue of Wax Poetics! I think I've already said that, but get the album, you don't hear amazing Salsa with psychedelic hints of ethio jazz, afrobeat or dub that often!!

Tracklisting :
01. Dick Hyman - The Topless Dancers of Corfu (excerpt)
(from 'Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman' album, 1969 / Command Records)
02. Haciendo Punto en Otro Son - Mambo Mago
(from 'Haciendo Punto En Otro Son' album, 1978 / Artomax)
03. Cheo Feliciano - Periodico de Siempre
(from 'Profundo' album, 1982 / Vaya Records)
04. Ismael Rivera - Seis de Borinquen
(from 'Feliz Navidad' album, 1975 / Tico Records)
05. Marty Galagarza y La Conquistadora - La Tristeza
(from 'Pinocho' album, 1974 / Vaya Records)
06. Raul Marrero Y Su Orquesta - Las Modas de Hoy
(from 'Salsa Internacional All Stars Vol.2' compilation, 1979 / Salsa International)
07. Bobby Valentin Y Su Orquesta - Como Me Duele La Piel
(from 'Como Nunca' album, 1990 / Bronco Records)
08. Sammy Gonzalez - Buscame
(from 'El Rey De La Salsa' album, 1980, Funny)
09. El Sonido Original con Luisito Marti y Anthony Rios - Melancolia
(from 'El Sonido Original con Luisito Marti y Anthony Rios' album, 1978 / Karen Records)
10. Marvin Santiago - Cuando No Te Acuerdes
(from 'Fuego A La Jicotea' album, 1979 / TH Records)
11. Tata Vazquez y Su Cucumay - Villa Azul
(from 'Tata Vazquez Y Su Cucumay' album, 1973 / Mericana Records)
12. Raphy Leavitt y su Orquesta La Selecta - Quien es Quien
(from 'Soledad album, 1979 / Rio Piedras Records)
13. Cano Estremera - Pide y Toma
(from 'El Nino De Oro' album, 1986 / PDC)
14. Sammy Gonzalez - Con El Correr de Los Dias
(from 'Sammy Gonzalez' album, 1981 / Funny)
15. Conjunto Universal - Oyelo Bien
(from 'Dando Candela..!' album, 1974 / Velvet Records)
Total time : 59:44, recorded november 14, 2011

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Rattan DJ aka Rei Alvarez from Bio Ritmo
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) copying the Bio Ritmo La Verdad album and using a design by Rei Alvarez who did all of the band's album covers since 2003

Links
Rei Alvarez : official | gigposters | myspace | tumblr
Bio Ritmo : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Electric Cowbell Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Bio_Ritmo-Salsa_Pal_Mundo.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:55am EST

Radio Citizen - Express Brassmania

Radio Citizen - Express Brassmania
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-12

From electro-organic funktronica to jazz, soul & afro, Niko Schabel and friends a.k.a. Radio Citizen have already amazed us twice, in 2006 with Berlin Serengeti, and in 2010 with Hope and Despair (both on Ubiquity Records). Niko has been playing a lot live and improvising, with Radio Citizen, the Niko Schabel Quartet, the Express Brass Band and other bands from Germany. He cooked for Paris DJs this very nice brass band mix, with mostly live, unpublished recordings!

Tracklisting :
01. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Silence
(from 'The Ballad of the Fallen' album, 1982 / ECM) USA
02. The Express Brass Band & Guests - Ya Binte Bledi
(rehearsal at the opera, original version from 'Oriental Journey' album, 2004 / Trikont) GERMANY
03. The Express Brass Band & Guests - African Queen
(rehearsal, original version from 'Oriental Journey' album, 2004 / Trikont) GERMANY
04. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie
(from 'The Heritage EP' 12 inch, 2010 / ChoiceCuts) USA
05. Express Brass Band - Akwa Be
(rehearsal, exclusive unreleased track) GERMANY
06. Kopeyia School Brass Band - Afro Blue
(free download from ksbbghana.org) GHANA
07. The Rhythm Allstars Brass Band - Unknown live track
(Only info is their facebook page) NETHERLANDS
08. Aruba ? - ?
(unknown live track)
09. Samenakoa - Fever
(from 'Voyager Léger album, 2006 / self-released) FRANCE
10. Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band - Bimuva Swing
(from 'Where Home Is' album, 1999 / Enja)
11. Remote Brass Band - Voodoo
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
12. Express Brass Band - Session on the Streets of Istanbul
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
13. Youngblood Brass Band - Avalanche
(from 'Center:Level:Roar' album, 2003 / Ozone) USA
14. Samenakoa - Dans Ces Moments Je T'Aime
(from 'The March' album, 2009 / Studio des Sirènes) FRANCE
15. Express Brass Band - St James Infirmary
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY
16. Rebirth Brass Band - Do Watcha Wanna (live)
(originally from 'Feel Like Funkin' It Up' album, 1991 / Mardi Gras Records) USA
17. Rebirth Brass Band - Feel Like Funkin It Up (live)
(originally from 'Do Watcha Wanna' album, 1988 / Rounder Records) USA
18. Tony Scott - Calling The Dogs
(from 'In Afrika' album, recorded 1970 / Music of the World)
19. Abiodun Oyewole & Express Brass Band - We have come share our love
(exclusive unreleased live track) USA/GERMANY
20. Express Brass Band - Ballade
(exclusive unreleased live track) GERMANY

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Niko Schabel / Radio Citizen
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Nicolas Ragonneau and Djouls

Links
Niko Schabel : official | myspace
Express Brass Band : official
Radio Citizen : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | tumblr | youtube
Ubiquity Records : official | facebook | myspace | tumblr | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Radio_Citizen-Express_Brassmania.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-07

The Paris DJs German connection runs deep in time. Summer 2007 we were inviting Tobias Kirmayer from funk/jazz/afro new releases and reissues label Tramp Records - his Freestyle party mix is still available and has became one of our classics. When we saw he was releasing a Soul and Funk Chistmas compilation this year we couldn't pass on inviting him for our annual xmas mix. Tobias pointed us towards DJ Jan Kohlmeyer from the wild, hot and sexy funk Disco Fantastique parties in Wuerzburg. During 10 years of Disco Fantastique the legendary Christmas parties have become tradition. Being probably unique in Germany, every December Jan Kohlmeyer played several hours of the club night only and exclusively funk and soul Christmas titles all from 45 or vinyl longplayers. He's the one responsible for the selection on the Santa's Funk and Soul Christmas Party compilation out now on Tramp Records, and of course this companion Yuletide Mix!


Tracklisting :
01. Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
02. Gary Walker - Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag)
03. Lee Rogers - You Won’t Have To Wait Till Xmas
04. Detroit Junior - Christmas Day
05. Rose Graham - Black Christmas
06. Vernon Garrett With Sir Stan and The Counts - Merry Christmas Baby
07. Pearl Bailey - Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha
08. Beginning Of The End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
09. Fat Daddy - Holiday Baby
10. Count Sidney and His Dukes - Soul Christmas (Part I)
11. Buchanan and Goodman With Paul Sherman - Santa And The Satellite (Part I)
12. Louis Armstrong And The Commanders - Zat You, Santa Claus?
13. James Brown - Christmas Is Love
14. James Brown - Soulful Christmas
15. J. D. Mcdonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
16. Reverend T.L. Barrett - Jingle Bells (Part I)
17. Al Hirt - Nutty Jingle Bells
18. Jimmy Jules and The Nuclear Soul System - Xmas Done Got Funky
19. Binky Griptite - Stone Soul Christmas
20. The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
21. Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby
22. Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
23. Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects
24. The Chambers Brothers - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
25. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
26. James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
27. Louis Armstrong And The Commanders - Cool Yule
28. The Harvey Averne Band - Let’s Get It Together This Christmas
29. James Brown - I’m Your Christmas Friend, Don’t Be Hungry
30. Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin
31. Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
32. The Treacherous Three - Santa’s Rap
33. Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
34. James Brown - Merry Christmas, I Love You

Notes : tracks 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 and 09, 10, 11 and 18, 19 and 26 are also available on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled Santa's Funk and Soul Christmas Party just released on Tramp Records. Check it out here.

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

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

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Al Kent's 60 Minutes French Kiss

Al Kent's 60 Minutes French Kiss
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-04

Al Kent's reputation for re-editing Disco tracks is just massive. The man has been releasing tons of good stuff in the last ten years, on his on Million Dollar Disco label, on Barely Breaking Even (BBE Records - check his Disco Love compilations), or under his own name or as the Million Dollar Orchestra… He's just one of the Disco kings out there today, so when we stumbled upon the details for this upcoming 5-CD boxset release, The Best of Disco Demands - A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music, which looks like an absolute must-have for Disco lovers, we contacted BBE right away and thanks to their PR girl we managed to get in touch with Al Kent who's knocked down this fantastic Disco mix for the Paris DJs listeners who'll have a perfect one hour mixed selection for their end of the year private parties… The boxest itself (also available as two double vinyls LPs) will be released late january 2012, and our in-depth review should be published very soon (we're eagerly waiting for our copy)…

Tracklisting :
01. Dee Dee Sharp - Nobody Could Take your Place (Al Kent edit)
02. Odyssey - Inside Out (Al Kent remix)
03. Deodato - Whistle Bump (Al Kent edit)
04. Francine McGee - Delirium (Al Kent edit)
05. Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way (Al Kent edit)
06. MFSB - K-Jee (Al Kent edit)
07. Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard (Al Kent edit)
09. Sandy Barber - I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own (Al Kent remix)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Al Kent
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls

Links
Al Kent : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
BBE : official | facebook (page) | facebook (group) | soundcloud | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Al_Kent-60_Minutes_French_Kiss-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:47am EST

Nostalgia 77 - Relics Three

Nostalgia 77 Relics Three
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-29

Between his releases under the Nostalgia 77 name (with a fourth album released earlier this year on Tru Thoughts Recordings, The Sleepwalking Society), collaborative projects such as the afro-jazz of Skeletons, the Afro-Latin of The Rhythmagic Orchestra, or the Funk-Rock of The Broken Keys, producing music for Alice Russell, Lizzy Parks, his own UK jazz label Impossible Ark Records… and a plethora of remixes, Benedic Lamdin just seems unstoppable. He's at the forefront of today's Jazz musicians in the UK while always exploring new styles. His latest album is empowered with overtones of blues and folk, while the remixes available with its singles are digging into the shallows of contemporary electronica. We're really proud of having him aboard the Paris DJs podcast with this exclusive 45mn Relics mix of music that be has been recently working on, it's the third in the series so don't hesitate to go hunting for the previous ones.

Tracklisting :
01. Examples of Twelves - The Glass Bead Game
(from 'Things will be' LP, 2011 / Impossible Ark Records)
02. Jeb Loy Nichols - Disappointment
(from 'Days Are Mighty' album, 2008 / City Country City)
03. James Allsopp - Istafan
(unreleased track, 2011 / Impossible Ark Records)
04. Fulvio Sigurtá - Aurora
(from 'House Of Cards' album, 2011 / Cam Jazz)
05. Nostalgia 77 - Angels and Demons at Play
(Sun Ra cover, unreleased recording, 2011)
06. Jeb Loy Nichols - The Wintering of the Year
(unreleased recording, 2011 / City Country City)
07. Librarians - The Holy Mountain
(unreleased recording, 2011)
08. Sister Mary - Sorrow
(unreleased recording, 2011)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nostalgia 77
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls

Links
Nostalgia 77 : official | discogs | facebook | impossibleark | myspace | parisdjs
Tru Thoughts : official | discogs | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Nostalgia_77-Relics_Three.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:31am EST

Cultures of Soul Are Molesting Laura

Cultures of Soul Are Molesting Laura
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-22

When we stumbled upon the World's Funkiest Covers compilation just released on US label Cultures of Soul Records, we exclaimed: 'Damn! Those cats have really been Molesting Laura the Paris DJs way!!'. Their selection, available on CD and glorious vinyl, carefully selected by DJ Deano Sounds, features indeed some of the funkiest covers from around the world and throughout time, from deep funk to latin soul, hard salsa, soul, afro beat, and even cumbia. We couldn't pass on the opportunity to invite the label to do a special Molesting Laura mix and they nailed it for real!! Enjoy these 30 minutes from the crazy world of covers (one of our favorites in the music universe).

Tracklisting :
01. Merrilee Rush - Reach Out
(The Four Tops cover, from 'Reach Out/Love Street' 7 inch, 1969 / AGP Records)
02. Johnny Jones And The King Casuals - Purple Haze
(Jimi Hendrix cover, from 'Purple Haze/Horsing Around' 7 inch, 1968 / Brunswick)
03. St. Vincent's Supersound Latinaires Orchestra - Hot Pants (I'm Comin')
(James Brown cover, from 'St. Vincent's Latinaires Supersound Orchestra' album, 1972 / Soufrière)
04. Mighty Mo And The Winchester 7 - The Next Message
(Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five cover, from 'The Next Message' 7 inch, 2007 / Peace St.)
05. The Neapolitans - Crosstown Traffic
(Jimi Hendrix cover, from 'Crosstown Traffic' 7 inch, 2005 / Acid Jazz)
06. El Klan - La Ruleta De La Vida (Spinning Wheel)
(Blood, Sweat and Tears cover, from 'Fiesta Hippie' album, 1969 / RCA)
07. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra - I Turn My Camera On
(Spoon cover, from 'Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra' album, 2011 / self-released)
08. Bobby Bryant - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(George Harrison cover, from 'Earth Dance' album, 1969 / Pacific Jazz)
Total time : 33mn15s

Note : tracks 02, 04 and 07 are also available on the World's Funkiest Covers compilation just released on Cultures of Soul Records

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Deano Sounds / Cultures of Soul
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Links
Cultures of Soul Records : official | bigcartel | blogspot | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Cultures_Of_Soul-Are_Molesting_Laura.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:36pm EST