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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska & Reggae Dub Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska and Reggae Dub Covers
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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

Press Release :

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 :

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 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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 EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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 EDT

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 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (

Links :
Analog Africa : official | blogspot | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
DJ PepeSol : official | facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : | 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 EDT

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 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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

Todd Simon's United States of Dub

Todd Simon - The United States of Dub
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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

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

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls (

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

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

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 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 ( with the help of Jais/Fred/DJ Oof and Florence from Ping Pong Promotion (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls (

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls (

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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 EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls (

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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 EDT