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Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection

Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-30

While a majority of labels shift their focus on reissues (with no production costs) and live bands (with a simple old school business model: touring and selling merch), there still are a few out there who do the real job: digging "in the now", finding, signing new artists and releasing new productions. Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts is one of those and it's already been going on for 15 years now… Reason enough for Paris DJs to celebrate the label's 15th anniversary, by inviting four of their artists to do an exclusive mix, starting with UK Sound System Culture sensation Ghost Writerz. The duo is the first signing of Tru Thoughts brand new sub-label Sharp and Ready, designed to spotlight the "new wave" of artists on the UK sound system scene...

"Sharp And Ready is the Sound System Culture arm of Tru Thoughts recordings. A platform for the New Wave of UK Sound System Culture, a coalescing of influences and heritage - from Reggae through Hip Hop and Jungle - and the distinct sonic and societal markers of our time, into something wholly new, carried forward by a growing contingent of passionate, talented artists and brought to you by one of the UK's most respected independent labels." (sharpandready.com)

Besides Quantic and DJ Vadim, this mix was for us a source of a lot of new discoveries. Paris DJs is, obviously, based in Paris, and we don't have any (other) media about groovy music over here in France so it's hard to find out about new bands. The reggae/dub/soundsystem scene has always been big in the UK, but it has been years if not decades since it started getting THAT interesting again. This mix sets things right. We've added many links (see below) for all the artists featured here, don't hesitate to go check their streams and social pages if you like what your hear… and be sure to be back next week for the second part of this quadrilogy of mixes celebrating Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary!

Tracklisting :
01. Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead
(from 'Magnetica' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. onlyjoe feat. Ghost Writerz - Forever More (Revolution Riddim)
(from 'Forever More' free download single, 2014 / Unit 137)
03. G.Corp - Money Friends (Dub)
(unreleased dubplate / 2014 / Unit 137)

04. DJ Vadim feat. YT, RTKAL, Jago, Kosher and G.O.L.D. - Nah Join (Ghost Writerz Remix)
(forthcoming on BBE Music)
05. Simian Frenzy - Ill Not Sick feat. Rodney P (Skitz and The Sea Refix)
(from 'Ill Not Sick' digital single, 2014 / Functional)
06. Ed West feat. RTKAL and Serocee - Frost
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)
07. Ghost Writerz - Back It Up feat. Shiffa Dan and G.O.L.D.
(from 'Back It Up' digital single, 2014/ Tru Thoughts)
08. G.O.L.D feat. Ghost Writerz - Slow Wind
(unreleased dubplate, 2014)

09. Ghost Writerz - Back It Up (Aries and Gold Dubs Remix)
(from 'Back It Up' digital single, 2014/ Tru Thoughts)
10. Pete Cannon feat. Ghost Writerz - How We Living
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)

11. Zico - Murder (prod. by Ghost Writerz)
(unreleased dubplate, 2014)
12. Sleepy Time Ghost feat. Bahia - Feel (Hylu Remix)
(forthcoming on Tru Thoughts)
Total time : 30mn

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and mastered by Ghost Writerz
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
DJ Vadim : official | official | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Ed West : facebook | soundcloud
G.Corp : bandcamp | facebook | twitter
Ghost Writerz : official | facebook | soundcloud | tru-thoughts | twitter
G.O.L.D. : soundcloud | twitter
Lionbeat : facebook | soundcloud | twitter
onlyjoe : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Pete Cannon : bandcamp | soundcloud | twitter
Quantic : official | bandcamp | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Sharp and Ready : official | twitter
Sleepy Time Ghost : facebook | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Unit 137 : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Zico : facebook | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Ghost_Writerz-Sharp_And_Ready_Selection.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:04am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_5-1964.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:50am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_4-1963.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:33pm EST