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Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix

Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

It's always hard to follow all the cool things Shawn Lee. New records all the time, radio show very week, collaborations all over… But having the tiger mask man actually coming to play live in Paris is a rare treat. And since he'll be playing at l'Alimentation Générale with French electro-acoustic band M.A Beat! on june 12th, we're happy to invite him for for this eclectic guest mix on Paris DJs! (full info on the june 12 event here). Note that Monophonics, played in this mix, will also be playing in Paris on the same day, at Le New Morning... Sir Shawn Lee is always so right on point!! And thanks to Joseph at Black Milk Music for putting all this together!

Tracklisting :
01. AM and Shawn Lee - Persuasion
(from 'Outlines' album, 2015 / self-released)
02. Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know
(from 'Melodies' album, 1977 / Nemperor)
03. Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan
(from 'Nisyan' 7 inch, 1977 / Polydor)
Already played by Loik in 'Bled Party mix, sept 2006
04. UPP - It's A Mystery
(from 'UPP' album, 1975 / Epic)
05. Rudy Love and The Love Family - Happiness
(from 'Happiness' 7 inch, 1970 / Canyon)
06. Breakdown Brass - Monmouth
(from 'Monmouth' 7 inch, 2015 / Kept Records)
Already played by Grant Phabao and Djouls in Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6', may 2015
07. Monophonics - Lying Eyes
(from 'Sound of Sinning' album, 2015 / Transistor Sound)
08. Forever Pavot - Miguel El Salam
(from 'Rhapsode' album, 2015 / Born Bad)
09. Bob Dorough - School House Rocky
(from 'Schoolhouse Rock!' soundtrack, 1996 / Rhino)
Total time : 30mn

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Shawn Lee (shawnlee.net)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Shawn_Lee-Planet_Of_The_Capes_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1968 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.9

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1968 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.9
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

Rather than trying to find some covers released in 1968 which would reflect the events from that year, such as the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Soviet Union invasion of Czechoslovakia, anti-Vietnam war protests throughout the western world, The Beatles' 'White Album' or the Mexico Olympics Black Power salute, we've stayed on the low on the political energy here, and instead focused on that warming Paris DJs classy and groovy sound you've been expecting from your number one French label. From Soul to Reggae, Exotica, more Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and even more Soul, there's no way you'll feel like a fish out of the water here!

Tracklisting :
01. Betty Wright - Girls Can't Do What Guys Do
(from 'My First Time Around' album, 1968 / ATCO)
WILLIE CLARKE/CLARENCE REID cover, released a month before Judy White's version, more info on wikipedia
02. The Creations - Holding Out
(from 'Holding Out' 7 inch, 1968 / Amalgamated)
ERNIE JOHNSON cover, released in 1967 by New Orleans artist Robert Parker, more info on funky16corners
03. Sandy Nelson - Soulful Strut
(from 'The Rebirth Of The Beat' album, 1968 / Imperial)
Eugene Record/Sonny Sanders cover, made popular by YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED, more info on wikipedia
04. Solomon Burke - Get Out Of My Life Woman
(from 'I Wish I Knew' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Andre Williams & The Quality Controls - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (pt.1)
(from 'Grapevine' 7 inch, 1968 / Sure-Shot)
Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong cover, made famous by MARVIN GAYE and a few others, more info on wikipedia
06. Byrdie Green - Return Of The Prodigal Son
(from 'Sister Byrdie!' album, 1968 / Fantasy)
HAROLD OUSLEY cover, made famous in 1967 by George Benson, Freddie Hubbard or Stanley Turrentine, more info on wikipedia
07. Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
(from 'Soul Sister' album, 1968 / Brunswick)
THE DOORS cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Soul Limbo
(from 'Soul Limbo' 7 inch, 1968 / Trojan)
BOOKER T. & THE MGs cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Lou Rawls - The Letter
Wayne Carson Thompson cover, made famous by THE BOX TOPS, more info on wikipedia
10. Leslie Uggams - River Deep, Mountain High
(from 'What's An Uggams?' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich cover, made famous by IKE & TINA TURNER, more info on wikipedia
11. Aretha Franklin - I Take What I Want
(from 'Aretha Now' album, 1968 / Atlantic)
SAM & DAVE cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Gilberto Sextet - Good Lovin'
(from 'The Groovy Sounds Of The Gilberto Sextet' album, 1968 / Cotique)
Rudy Clark/Arthur Resnick cover, made famous by THE YOUNG RASCALS, more info on wikipedia
13. Woody Herman - Hush
(from 'Hush' 7 inch, 1968 / Cadet)
Joe South cover, made famous by BILLY JOE ROYAL, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 35mn 27s

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_9-1968.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:40am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05-16

The 'Free Music' biz is vast and mostly uncharted. While every kind of shitty media only spotlights music that is sold, distributed, promoted, subsidized, etc., meaning: music from people who might buy advertising, at Paris DJs we often take the opposite route. If some music doesn't need to be sold, sometimes it's because it can't be sold, sometimes it's because it's just too good to be sold and shared with the whole world! But I digress. In 1984 The Grateful Dead revolutionized the music biz with their approach to free music. In the 1990s if you thought nothing happened, you just missed all the free music that followed 1984, from a whole generation of bands. If you don't get what I'm talking about here that's just because you haven't been reading/following properly what's been published in this website... Anyway. Free music is quite something and every two months roughly, I go, hunt, dig and pick some of the finest free music that's out there, and build a short story with it. I called it 'Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free', which is quite self-explanatory. Isn't it?

My first pick is the single extracted from Dokkerman and The Turkeying Fellaz's new album out on Tramp Records this month. Gritty deep funk from Budapest, Hungary, this is heavy shit from a badass nine piece band! I've stayed on the same spirit with Breakdown Brass, a masterful brass band from Brooklyn, NY, who've just released an essential Afro-funky 7 inch on Kept Records, which they also share for free in digital form on their bandcamp page. You're gonna love those cats...

Coming next are some friends/collaborators of Paris DJs, the Ancient Astronauts duo of Kabanjak and Dogu, two dope downbeat/hip hop/reggae producers from Cologne, Germany. They have a dub tune in the latest 'Bust Free' compilation from Cold Busted that I couldn't do without here.
Doctor Stereo from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is not that much of a collaborator of this little Paris DJs label, but he's been appearing in those pages quite repeatedly anyway. The man's got a knack for digging into the groovy obscure and he's often very on point.

Now let's get back to Europe with a hip hop producer from Bristol, UK, Frenic, who's released an elegant cinematic/downtempo/instrumental hip hop album for free on Bandcamp. Picking a tune out of it wasn't an easy treat since the album has really been conceived as a whole story but I did my best.

Italian Crime Funk masters Calibro 35 shouldn't be unknown to Paris DJs' readers and listeners. We invited them for a mix of Italian soundtracks, did an interview with them and featured the band quite prominently in these pages. To celebrate their current Euro tour, they've released a free mashup version of The Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' hit. Psych rock meets hip hop at its finest, it's just huge, don't pass on this one!

We then head back over the Altantic with DJ/turntablist, musician and beat maker from Palm Springs, California, DJ Day, and his latest edit, a disco/hip hop classic tune from 1982 for all the party b-boys out there. But the party doesn't stop here, and I'm glad to be able to featured some DJs from Paris, SLKT et Jodeli, better known as the Around The World duo. Their rework of 1970s Nigerian singer Mad Man Jaga builds a bridge between modern electronics and old school afrobeat. A heavy dancefloor tune for sure.

Also from Paris, French producer with roots in Chile Orlando Diaz Corvalan, better known as Medline, is present with an hybridation of latin and Kenyan music. Pure roots for the soul announcing the debut album of The West Bridge Band-Kibera Esbera on Electric Cowbell Records for Record Store Day 2015 - which I need to check asap!

A Paris DJs mix or compilation is always better with a track produced by Adrian Quesada in Austin, Texas, and this one isn't an exception. The 'Brownout presents Brown Sabbath' album released last year on Ubiquity is such a marvel of latin psych funk rock that I'm very enthousiastic about finding another free extract from this LP. You're gonna trip yourself out on this one that recalls the famous 'Maggot Brain' from Funkadelic. You should get that album if you haven't already...

Brooklyn, NY based producer, DJ and Musician Gramatik is one of the rising stars of the electro-soul hip hop scene. He puts out frenetically some free albums and EPS that generate millions of downloads and consequentely fills a crazy booking schedule. His latest release is a cool downtempo hip hop/soul crossover, the kind you play on repeat while waiting for a long-player in the same vein, featuring Raekwon of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and soul singer Orlando Napier.

Closing this selection is a track from 2013 by a band from Iceland I had never heard about before: Kaleo. Their blend of indie rock and blues is catchy and groovy, as opposed to other Icelandic bands, rather more focused on chilled electronics or ambient pop... I'd love to be able to check the album but I don't think it's been released outside of their homeland. Thankfully their appearance at the 2015 Bonnaroo festival might be a game-changer!

...And that's it for this mix, I'll be back in a month or so with my collegue Grant Phabao on the decks for a new volume of mixed music that you may download for free as a whole or separately, track by track (check the individual links in the tracklist below).

Tracklisting :
01. Dokkerman and Turkeying Fellaz - Snake Bite
(from 'Mango Season' 7 inch, 2015 / Tramp Records)
[free download on tramprecords.bandcamp.com]
02. Breakdown Brass - Monmouth
(from 'Monmouth' 7 inch, 2015 / Kept Records)
[free download on breakdownbrass.bandcamp.com]
03. Ancient Astronauts - Halfway Through
(from 'Bust Free 18' digital compilation, 2015 / Cold Busted)
[free download on shop.coldbusted.org]
04. Joe Tex - Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants (Doctor Stereo Joe-Hop version)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/doctorstereo]
05. Frenic - Cut up Music
(from 'Monomyth: Separation' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on frenic.bandcamp.com]
06. Calibro 35 - Sabotaggio
(unreleased mashup, 2015 / Record Kicks)
[free download on soundcloud.com/recordkicks]
07. Super 3 - When You're Standing On The Top (DJ Day Edit)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/iamdjday]
08. Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri (ATW Rework)
(unreleased remix, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/atw0rld]
09. West Bridge Band and Aillacara 2743 - Papa (Home Made Master)
(unreleased, 2015 / Electric Cowbell)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dimsum66]
10. Brown Sabbath - Planet Caravan
(from 'Brown Sabbath' album, 2014 / Ubiquity)
[free download on noisetrade.com/bonnaroonoisetradesampler]
11. Gramatik - Native Son feat. Raekwon and Orlando Napier
(from 'Epigram' upcoming EP, 2015 / Lowtemp)
[free download on soundcloud.com/gramatik]
12. Kaleo - Broken Bones
(from 'Kaleo' album, 2013 / Sena)
[free download on noisetrade.com/bonnaroonoisetradesampler]
Total time : 47mn 04s

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