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Cultures of Soul - African Music of all Diasporas
Cultures Of Soul
- African Music of All Diasporas - Crate Digging Around The World Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-03-20

Following up on their 2015 West Indies Vintage Funk mix, American label Cultures Of Soul are back on our podcast with a new episode in the series, this time expanding its Carribean crate-digging mission with US Jazz and African grooves: African music of all diasporas!

Featured in this mix, a track extracted from Cultures Of Soul's latest release, SJOB Movement's 2nd album "Friendship Train" from 1977, reissued with help from Uchenna Ikonne (Comb & Razor). The band incorporated at the time Moog synthesizers sounds to their afro beat formula and the recipe became even tastier. Enjoy the mix and don't hesitate to grab the SJOB Movement LP on COS' store. We might even have a few copies at the Paris DJs private store soon...

Tracklisting :
01. Leroy Brown - Disaster
(from 'Color Barrier' album, 1981 / Makossa International) JAMAICA
02. Latapaza Band - Odi-Yoo
(from 'Maziwa Ya Chai' 7 inch, 1974 / Sirocco) KENYA
03. Clive Bradley - Party On The Block
(from 'Party On The Block' 7 inch, 197x / Ka La Loo) TRINIDAD
(available on "Beach Diggin' 3" compilation, 2015 / Heavenly Sweetness)
04. Mamo Lagbema - Love Music And Dance
(from 'Love Music And Dance' 7 inch, 19xx / Mamo Disque) TOGO
(available on "Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979" compilation, 2011 / Analog Africa)
05. The Rwenzori's - Handsome Boy (E Wara) Part 1
(from 'Handsome Boy (E Wara)' 7 inch, 1974 / Editions Makossa) KENYA
(available on "Africafunk: Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa" compilation, 2000 / Harmless)
06. Gary Bartz NTU Troop ‎– Drinking Song
(from 'Harlem Bush Music: Taifa' album, 1971 / Milestone) USA
07. Lantei Lamptey - Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)
(from 'Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)' 7 inch, 1974 / African Music Explosion) GHANA
08. SJOB Movement - Halleluyah!!
(from 'Friendship Train' album, 1977 / EMI) NIGERIA
(Reissued by Cultures of Soul in 2017)
09. The Maytones - Stop Way
(from 'Maytones Greatest Hits' album, 1977 / GG's) JAMAICA
10. Lenky Roy - Set Me Free
(from 'Set Me Free' 7 inch, 198x / Youth Promotion) JAMAICA
11. Dennis Brown - Man Next Door
(from 'Joseph's Coat Of Many Colours' album, 1979 / D.E.B. Music) JAMAICA
Total time : 51mn 18s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Deano Sounds / Cultures of Soul
Mastered by Grant Phabao / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito / Paris DJs

Links :
Cultures of Soul : official | bigcartel | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Cultures_of_Soul-African_Music_of_All_Diasporas.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Around The World - Take 5

Around The World - Take 5 Around The World - Take 5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-27

French collective Around The World supported our crowdfunding campaigns many times. We offered to lend themselves to the Paris DJs thematic mix game and they were kind enough to accept the challenge. ATW picked the number 5 for their theme, and cooked a musical selection in quintuple time (five beats per bar), travelling through Brasil, Cuba, the United States or the United Kingdom — as per the collective's name, around the world. Enjoy this trip in 5/4!

Tracklisting :
01. Paul Desmond - Take Ten
(from 'Take Ten' album, 1963 / RCA Victor)
02. London Jazz Four with Sydenham School - Death Is Near
(from 'A New Life' album, 1966 / private press)
03. France Gall - Pense À Moi
(from 'France Gall' album, 1964 / Philips)
04. Jungle By Night - Get 5
(from 'Jungle By Night' album, 2011 / Kindred Spirits)
05. Daymé Arocena - Gods of Yoruba
(from 'One Takes' album, 2016 / Brownswood Recordings)
06. Claudia - Macumba
(from 'Claudia' album, 1971 / Premier)
07. Nick Drake - River Man
(from 'Five Leaves Left' album, 1969 / Island)
Total time : 29mn 44s

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and illustrated by Around The World (facebook.com/atw0rld)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Around The World : facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Around_The_World-Take_5.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Alex Puddu - Hot Love

Alex Puddu - Hot Love - A Selection of Rare Grooves, Funk and Latin-Soul
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-07-30

Italy-born but Denmark-based Alex Puddu is an outstanding composer of soundtracks and a new millennium Funk revivalist with a variety of styles and moods under his belt. He's released 3 albums with Puddu Varano between 1998 and 2001, 5 albums between 2004 and 2010 as Alex Puddu And The Butterfly Collectors, one album with The Moonfires in 2015, and no less than 6 albums under his own guise since 2010! We picked the Joe Bataan-featuring track from his 'Soultiger' project in the latest Paris DJs compilation, 'Heavyweight Gambit, No Holds Barred!' released october 2015, since then he's put out the Italian funk LP 'In The Eye Of The Cat', and there's already a new one coming in the fall: 'The Golden age of Danish Pornography Volume 3'!! We'll try to get ahold of the man for an interview soon, meanwhile here's an Alex Puddu hot mix of rare grooves, funk and latin soul, picked exclusively for Paris DJs with love…

Tracklisting :
01. Intimate Strangers - Love Sounds
(fromp 'Love Sounds' 7 inch, 1975 / Alaska)
02. Eddy Senay - Cameo
(from 'Step By Step' album, 1972 / Sussex)
03. The Ian Langley Group - Chicano Chaser
(from 'Reggae For Real (And Other Rhythms)' album, 1973 / Peer International Library Limited)
04. Esther Williams - Last Night Changed It All
(from 'Let Me Show You' album, 1976 / Friends & Co.)
05. Juggy Murray Jones - Disco Extraordinaire
(from 'Inside America (Disco)' album, 1975 / Jupiter)
06. G. Keith Alexander - Sneakers
(from 'Sneakers' 7 inch, 1973 / Polydor)
07. Dennis Coffey - Theme From Black Belt Jones
(from 'Theme From Black Belt Jones' 7 inch, 1974 / Warner Bros.)
08. Francesco De Masi - Puertorico Club
(from 'Lo Squartatore Di New York' soundtrack, 1982 / Beat Records Company)
09. Chango - Mira Pa Ca
(from 'Chango' album, 1975 / ABC)
10. The Scott Brothers - Gotta Get Away From You
(from 'Gotta Get Away From You' 7 inch, 1973 / Capri)
11. Joe Bataan - Satisfied
(from 'Sweet Soul' album, 1972 / Fania)
12. Black Sugar - Understanding
(from 'Black Sugar' LP, 1971 / Sono Radio Peru)
13. The Ides Of March - Vehicle
(from 'Vehicle' album, 1970 / Warner Bros.)
14. Tribe - Ebony Lady
(from 'Tribal Bumpin' album, 1975 / AB)
15. The Impossibles - Give It Up
(from 'Hot Pepper' album, 1975 / Philips)
16. Harlem River Drive - Idle Hands
(from 'Harlem River Drive' album, 1971 / Roulette)
17. Jayson Lindh - Love Machine
(frm 'Jayson Lindh' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
18. Flavor - One Way Ticket
(from 'In Good Taste' album, 1976 / Ju-Par)
Total time : 66mn 35s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Alex Puddu (alexpuddu.com)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Alex_Puddu-Hot_Love.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-06-18

Earlier this month British/Trinidadian poet, novelist and musician Anthony Joseph released his 6th album, 'Caribbean Roots', the 4th one for French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness, exploring his Caribbean musical heritage and featuring guests percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba, Kassav), saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (The Heliocentrics), trumpetist Yvon Guillard (Magma), bassist Mike Clinton (Salif Keita) and trombonist Pierre Chabrèle (Creole Jazz Orchestra). To celebrate this new release, Anthony Joseph has decocted a delightful and spicy selection of old and new grooves from Trinidad and Tobago, already his 5th mix for Paris DJs!

Tracklisting :
01. Boogsie - Weight
(from 'Phase2' album, 1979 / Sharc Productions)
02. Lord Nelson - Family
(from 'Family' album, 1982 / B's Records)
03. Modupe Folasade Onilu - Jajah Coming Down
(unreleased rhythm, created by Jajah Oga Onilu from his 1st album 'Dopsion Beat')
04. Lord Invader - When You Hear I Die
(from 'Calypso In New York' compilation, 2000 / Smithsonian Folkways)
05. Ras Eliebank and 'D' Black Market Rythmn Band - Forward Home
(from 'Forward Home Rastafari' 12 inch, 1979 / Suncult)
06. Andy Narell - Forward Home
(from 'Oui Ma Cherie! — Music for Steel Orchestra' album, 2014 / self-released)
07. Billy Reece acc. by Jackie Johnson and The Backbeaters - How Tough It Was
(from 'How Though It Was' 7 inch, 1976 / Ranbilson)
08. Bert Lynch - Mama Don't Like It
(unknown source)
09. Joey Lewis and his Orchestra - Peanut Vendor
(from 'Peanut Vendor' 7 inch, 1977 / Joevan)
10. Lennox Sam - Another Star
(from 'Another Star' 7 inch, 1978 / Kalinda)
11. Andre Tanker - Bim
(from 'Bim' album, 1975 / Sharc International)
12. Clive Zanda - Chip Down
(from 'Is Here With Dat KInda Tin" Calypsojazz Innovations' album, 1975 / Gayap Productions)
13. Eugene Mona - 1700
(from 'Eugene Mona' album, 1976 / Hit Parade)
14. Gene Lawrence - After Sunrise
(from 'Sunset To Sunrise' album, 1977 / Semp Production)
15. Brother Superior  - Trini Groove
(from 'A New Beginning' album, 1978 / Mabel)
16. Mighty Sparrow - Love African Style
(from '25th Anniversary (1956-1980)' album, 1979 / Sparrow Music)
17. Lord Kitchener - Mrs Harriman
(from 'Hot Pants' album, 1972 / Trinidad)
18. David Rudder - The Case of the Disappearing Panyards
(from 'Tales From A Strange Land' album, 1995 / Lypsoland)
Total time : 68mn

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Audio mastering by Blanka (facebook.com/kasablankamastering)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-The_Heritage_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:25am EST

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix IV - Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix IV for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-12-15

For more than a decade, Tramp Records has been regularly feeding music obsessives and record collectors in the soul/funk/jazz scene with tasteful new releases and high-quality reissues. One thing's for sure, those cats know how to dig and are one of the best music filters out there! Their approach is always very respectful of the buyers and of the artists, with lots of info & artworks. And when they hunt for the obscure and the rarity, they always look out for virtue in music, not hype. A few years back, the German label started an amazing trilogy of Xmas compilations which came to and end this year with the release of the superb 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3' —which you can gab on vinyl or CD on tramprecords.bandcamp.com. For each volume in this series, we invited compiler Jan Kohlmeter (a.k.a. Disco Fantastique) to cook a special mix with many extracts from his new record and many other bits of soulful and hip-shaking Xmas tunes. So here's his new merry holidays contribution delivered directly to your mp3 player, and if you're in need of more Xmas music, check the Paris DJs archives, with no less than 13 other cool selections published in the last 10 years. A bit as if Xmas was more than once a year somehow…

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 3) :
01. Carol Ford - Christmas Letters
02. Joe Shinall - Sock It To ‘Em Santa
03. Excaliburs - Peace On Earth (Goodwill To All Mankind)
04. The Individuals - Holiday For Drums
05. Funk Machine - Soul Santa (Pt.1)
06. Otis Zee And The Sambuka Band - Funky Christmas
07. The Bionic I - Disco Claus
08. White Chimney - Funky Santa Claus
09. Timi Terrific And The Redheads - Black (Soul) Christmas
10. J.J. Barnes - Snow Flakes
11. Sam Sweetsinger Bell - Happy Birthday Jesus
12. Mike Lorenz And His Rapping Reindeer Friends - The Rap Before Christmas
13. Creeper - Santa Claus Wants Some Loving
14. Shelton Cormier And The Black White Family With The United Voice Band - Merry Merry Christmas
15. Syng Mcgowan And The Fanettes - Dear Santa
16. Velle Scott - Merry Christmas
17. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Santa Claus Is Coming
18. Jimmy Charles - Santa Won't Be Blue This Christmas
19. Leon Haywood - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
20. Cleveland Robinson - Xmas Time Is Here Again
21. The Sherwin Trio - Christmas Train
22. Charles Page And The Starlites - Christmas In My Heart
23. Felice Taylor - It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)
24. Johnny Acey With Esquires Ltd - Christmas Keeps On Coming (Pt.1)
25. Rocki Lane And The Gross Group - Santa Soul
26. Rudi And The Rain Dearz - Santa's New Bag
27. Horace Williams And Choker Campbell And His Magic City Orchestra - I'm Going Christmas Shopping
28. Artie Fullilove - Santa Claus Please Listen To Me
29. Tiny Powell - Christmas Time Again (Vocal)
30. Baby Washington - White Christmas
31. Dee Dee Ford - Good Morning Blues
32. The Sherwin Trio - Born In Bethlehem
33. Lloyd Glenn - Sleigh Ride
34. The Soul Duo - Just A Sad Xmas
35. Reggie Lamb - Christmas Confession (Vocal)
36. Betty Lloyd - Snowflakes (Pt.1)
37. Otis Zee And The Sambuka Band - Christmas Party
Total time : 70:18

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Jan Kohlmeyer
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_IV_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Rodinia - Asteroid Mix (German Space-Rock Classics)

Rodinia - Asteroid Mix (German Space-Rock Classics)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-11-30

How many articles and mixes have we published related to bands such as The Poets of Rhythm, The Whitefield Brothers or Karl Hector and The Malcouns? If you've been following Paris DJs for some time, the name J. Whitefield should at least ring a bell. He's one of the great musicians/producers of our time, based in Munich, Germany. His latest project is called Rodinia, with saxophonist and keyboardist Johannes Schleiermacher (Woima Collective, International Ducks, Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers) they've recorded a first album titled 'Drumside Dreamside', released this fall on Now-Again Records. The album is divided in two parts — one for each side of the vinyl of course — a psychedelic krautrock half followed by a trippy ambient one. A perfect record to lay down in an horizontal dreamy state.

To celebrate this release, he cooked a mix of German space-rock classics, which some of you may already have heard on Now-Again's soundcloud page (here-). Here's the Grant Phabao-mastered version of this mix for you to download, superbly illustrated by French designer Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Gila - Intro
02. Agitation Free - Haunted Island
(from '2nd' album, 1973 / Vertigo)
03. Missus Beastly - Geisha
(from 'Missus Beastly' album, 1974 / NOVA)
04. Et Cetera - Raga Pt. 2
(from 'Et Cetera' album, 1971 / Global)
05. Gila - Kommunikation
(from 'Gila' album, 1971 / BASF)
06. Missus Beastly - Nothing Again (excerpt)
(from 'Dr. Aftershave And The Mixed-Pickles' album, 1976 / April)
07. Embryo - A Place To Go
(from 'Rocksession' album, 1973 / Brain)
08. Guru Guru - The Meaning Of Meaning
(from 'Hinten' album, 1971 / Ohr)
09. Exmagma - Tango Wolperaiso
(from 'Goldball' album, 1975 / Urus)
10. Annexus Quam - A
(from 'Osmose' album, 1970 / Ohr)
11. Utopia - Utopia No. 1
(from 'Utopia' album, 1973 / United Artists)
12. Ibliss - Drops
(from 'Supernova' album, 1972 / Spiegelei)
Total time : 71mn 08s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with info on the new Rodinia album are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Compiled by J. Whitefield from original vinyl
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Rodinia : | nowagainrecords | juno | rappcats | wikipedia
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Rodinia-Asteroid_Mix_German_Space-Rock_Classics.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Etienne de la Sayette presents Vintage Korean Grooves - Baeshi Bang Picks Vol.1

Etienne de la Sayette presents Vintage Korean Grooves - Baeshi Bang Picks Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-09-30

French multi-instumentalist and producer Etienne de la Sayette will be playing for the first time in Paris this friday, with his Korean pop project, Baeshi Bang (info here). To celebrate the event, he prepared a selection of jazz, pop & psychedelic rock grooves from 1960s and 1970s Korea, a blend of standards and rarities, digitzed from vinyl Etienne has been diggin' in Seoul & Pusan. Chances are high you haven't heard any South Korean music from that period yet so enjoy the trip into old school K-pop!

Tracklisting :
01. Hwang Byungki - Peacefully (info)
02. Bae Ho - Imae Moksoli (info)
03. Sanullim - My Soul Lies On Silk (info)
04. Shin Jung-Hyeon - Beautiful Lady (info)
05. Jani Brothers - Cheonyo Chongak
06. Kim Serena - Sae Taliang
07. Golden Grapes - Please Don't Bother Me Anymore (info)
08. Kim Jung Mi - Igon Nomu Hajanayo (folk-psych chanteuse produced by Shin Jung-Hyeon)
09. Shin Jung-Hyeon - Long Long Night
10. Bae Ho - Tayang Sali
11. Nam In Su - Eseui Soyagok
Total time : 37mn 10s

Credits :
Selected by Etienne de la Sayette
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Djouls & Etienne borrowing pieces from Ben Hito (facebook)

Links :
Etienne de la Sayette : bandcamp | discogs | junodownload | lamixtape | parisdjs
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Etienne_de_la_Sayette-Vintage_Korean_Grooves_Vol_1.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:35am EST

Lawkyz - The Waxidermix

Lawkyz - The Waxidermix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-22

Today we're celebrating the release of 'The Waxidermist', a brand new 12 inch on Sound Sculpture Records from Lawkyz - bass & doublebass player, vinyl lover, beatdigger, member of Versus, and long-time collaborator of Paris DJs. He's prepared for the occasion an exclusive mix called… 'The Waxidermix'! In both cases, mix & EP, the vibe is rather old school, mainly soulful and jazzy hip hop, with some nods towards trip hop, and top choice featurings. A damn cool project which truthfully deserves shining some light on.

Tracklisting :
01. Elodie Rama & DJ Moar - The End Of Something
(from 'The French Evolution' compilation, 2015 / Trad Vibe)
02. Chlorine Free - D'Fish feat. Rashaan Ahmad
(from 'Start Fresh' album, 2011 / Dunose)
03. Oddisee - Slow It Down
(from 'Self Sacrifice' compilation, 2012 / Mello Music Group)
04. Elaquent - Grey Poupon feat. Octavio Santos
(from 'The Scenic Route' album, 2012 / Stillmuzik)
05. Soul Square - Trippin' feat. Blezz
(from 'Live & Uncut' album, 2010 / Kif)
06. Connie Price & The Keystones - International Hustler feat. Percee P
(from 'Tell Me Something' album, 2008 / Ubiquity)
07. Starvin B - Fresh Pescado (prod. Sauce Jacqson)
(from 'The Foreigner' album, 2015 / Sickside)
08. Dj Suspect & Doc TMK - Trains feat. Racecar
(from 'Giving Space To The Sun ' album, 2013 / Luhna Recordz)
09. Mattic - Red Giant feat. Astrid Engberg
(from 'The Abstract Convention' album, 2015 / Phonosaurus)
Total time : 31mn 50s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Lawkyz / Sound Sculpture
Mastered by Grant Phabao / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito / Paris DJs

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

Direct download: Lawkyz-The_Waxidermix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.4

Cultures Of Soul - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-17

American label Cultures Of Soul was last featured in our Best Of 2014 selection with its superb 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation. We had invited COS in november 2011 for a mix of covers and in may 2012 for an African funk one. Now the label is back with a second volume of hard-to-find, disco-influenced, cosmic boogie or funk from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica or the Bahamas, and it was high time to send a new invitation, in order to celebrate the release of that new 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation! Are you ready for a groovy disco trip through the Caribbean?

Tracklisting :
01. Wildfire - Try Making Love
(from 'Try Making Love' 7 inch, 1977 / WIRL / Barbados)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
02. Friction - Party
(from 'The Heat Is On' compilation, 1981 / Red Stripe / Trinidad)
03. Tru Tones - Dancing
(from 'Power Struggle' album, 1980 / Trudisc / Barbados)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
04. The Imaginations - Theme Song
(from 'Rock-A-Jama' album, 1979 / Trucker Man / Virgin Islands)
05. Sippy - Creation
(from 'Creation' 12 inch, late 1970s / Jeet / Trinidad)
06. Shadow - Keep On Wailing
(from 'If I Coulda I Woulda I Shoulda' album, 1979 / Charlie's / Trinidad)
(available on 'Let's Get Together' 12 inch, 2014 / Cultures Of Soul)
07. Art De Coteau - Kerieka Woman
(from 'Inaugural' album, 1978 / Art Records ‎/ Trinidad)
08. Camille "Sopran'n" Hildevert - Caribean People (Waxist Selecta Edit)
(from 'Tropical Disco Hustle (Volume Two)' compilation, 2015 / Cultures Of Soul)
09. The Mighty Duke - Be Your Self
(from 'Poetry & Music' album, 1977 / Charlie's ‎/ Trinidad)
(available on 'Tropical Disco Hustle' compilation, 2014 / Cultures Of Soul)
10. The Equitables - Sexual Healing
(from 'Warming up' album, 1983 / Strakers / St. Vincent)
Total time : 44mn 02s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Deano Sounds / Cultures of Soul
Mastered by Grant Phabao / Paris DJs
Artwork by Ben Hito / Paris DJs

Links :
Paris DJs' previous 'West Indies Funk' mixes : Vol.1 : Loik, Vol.2 : Djouls or Vol.3 : Anthony Joseph
Cultures of Soul : official | bigcartel | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Cultures_Of_Soul-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol_4.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:59am EST

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

Rob Luis - Electronic Deepness

Rob Luis - Electronic Deepness
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-01-08

Tru Thoughts Recordings A&R Robert Luis introduces this exclusive mix as "A deep selection of tunes on an electronic tip. One to zone out to."… This is the final chapter of Paris DJs' celebration of the Brighton label's 15th anniversary in four parts, after mixes from Ghost Writerz, Lost Midas, Nostalgia 77. We're very glad to invite Rob, the man's been an inspiration for many years, and his label has always been very supportive of our work for more than a decade. We wish him 15 more years of great music, Happy 15th anniversary Tru Thoughts!! (and thanks to Ben Hito for those cool artworks!)

Tracklisting :
01. The Seshen - The Fall
(from 'Unravel EP' digital single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. Polaroid 85 - Daydreamer
(from 'Fuzzy Mornings EP' free digital single, 2011 / Reel Me Records)
03. Jonny Faith - Zheng
(from 'Zheng' digital single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
04. Mala - Alicia
(from 'Alicia' 12 inch, 2014 / no label)
05. Dub Phizix and Skeptical - Deeper Love
(from 'Platinum Breakz 4' compilation, 2014 / Metalheadz)
06. Leon Vynehall - Inside The Deku Tree
(from 'Music For The Uninvited' album, 2014 / 3024 Records)
07. Lost Midas - Archetype Forgotten
(from 'Off The Course' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
08. Gunjan - Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil feat. Bally Sagoo
(from 'Bindiya Chamke Gi' album, 2004 / Ishq Records)
Total time : 34mn55s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Rob Luis
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Rob Luis : official | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Rob_Luis-Electronic_Deepness.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:03am EST

Nostalgia 77 - Jazz d'Outre-Manche

Nostalgia 77 - Jazz d'Outre-Manche
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-06

You've already heard him on this podcast. UK Jazz master Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77 is back with "a mixture of music from the Nostalgia 77 family", as he described it. This is the third volume of Paris DJs' celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary in four parts - after Ghost Writerz 'Sharp And Ready Selection', Lost Midas 'Elysium Mix', and before an exclusive new mix from Rob Luis

Don't forget to check Nostalgia 77' brand new album 'Measures' here...

Tracklisting :
01. Nostalgia 77 and The Monster - Thoughts For Geoff
(from 'Measures album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
02. Jamie Cullum and Nostalgia 77 - Out Of This World
(from 'Interlude' album, 2014 / Island)
03. Alex Hawkins Trio - One Tree
(unreleased? more info on the artist site)
04. Nostalgia 77 and The Monster - Skeletons (Prince Fatty Dub)
(from In The Kingdom Of Dub' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
05. Sara Mitra - Baltimore Oriol
(from Losing You' album, 2015 / Impossible Ark)
06. Smokey Angle Shades - Mean to Me
(from 'Shades Of Joy album, 2015 / Impossible Ark)
Total time : 29mn46s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nostalgia 77
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Nostalgia 77 : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | junodownload | parisdjs | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Nostalgia_77-Jazz_d_Outre-Manche.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Lost Midas - Elysium Mix

Lost Midas - Elysium Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-06

'This mix consists of songs and bands I've been listening to while working on my next record, in addition to a few originals. The selections here emote a kind of melancholy nostalgia. I named it "Elysium" after a mural painting in my recording studio by LA artist Norman Zammitt. It's a beautiful gradient color spectrum that looks like an endless sunset and to me reflects the vibe of this mix.' - Jason Trikakis (aka Lost Midas)

This is the second volume of Paris DJs' celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary in four parts - after Ghost Writerz 'Sharp And Ready Selection' and before exclusive new mixes from Nostalgia 77 and Rob Luis

Don't forget to check Lost Midas' brand new single 'Dream Of Me' here...

Tracklisting :
01. Animal Collective - On a Highway
(from 'Fall Be Kind' EP, 2009 / Domino)
02. Lost Midas - Love Undone (feat. Taylor O'Donnell)
(from 'Off The Course' album, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
03. Les Sins - Grind
(from 'Grind' 12 inch, 2013 / Jiaolong)
04. Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
(from 'Amanaemonesia' 7 inch, 2011 / Terrible)
05. Com Truise - Brokendate
(from 'Galactic Melt' album, 2013 / Ghostly International)
06. Lost Midas - Head Games (feat. Audris)
(from 'Head Games' single, 2014 / Tru Thoughts)
07. Neon Indian - Polish Girl
(from 'Era Extraña album, 2011 / Static Tongues)
08. Crystal Castles - Magic Spells
(from 'Crystal Castles album, 2008 / Different Recordings)
09. Washed Out - New Theory
(from 'Life Of Leisure album, 2009 / Mexican Summer)
10. Best Coast - Crazy for You
(from 'Crazy for You album, 2010 / Mexican Summer)
11. Caribou - Can't Do Without You
(from 'Our Love album, 2014 / City Slang)
12. Lost Midas - Dream Of Me
(from 'Dream Of Me' single, 2015 / Tru Thoughts)
Total time : 29mn43s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Lost Midas
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

Links :
Lost Midas : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Lost_Midas-Elysium_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:39am EST

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

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5 by Déni Shain & Samy Ben Redjeb

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5
By Déni Shain and Samy Ben Redjeb
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-08-28

A bit more then a year ago I received a message from Déni Shain, a french music producer based in Lisbon. In that mail he asked me if I would be interested in releasing music from Cabo Verde since he was close to Chico and Wilson, the 2 DJs behind Celeste Mariposa (an excellent portuguese/angolan soundsystem specialised in lusophone music). 'I can convince them to make their record collection available to you' he added. I asked him if he could send me a selection, not knowing the amount of work my request would represent. I only later found out that the three-men-team had spent a whole week to pick and choose what they thought was adequate and another few days to wash the record and digitise the music.
I received that selection in March 2013 and I haven't stopped listening to it since. I clearly remember having that wonderful feeling when songs keep growing on you the more you listen. 'Very good sign' I thought! The collection of songs I had received became the base for a whole concept and we all started criss crossing Europe and Cabo Verde looking for more music and looking for the Cap-Verdien artists we loved. Déni Shain became an important asset for the Analog Africa label, supporting us with remixes and mixes but more importantly with an addictive positive energy.
After his first mix for us, the amazing 'Ghana Soundtrack' made out of unreleased and rare tracks from the small west african musical powerhouse, here is his second instalment made of handpicked dancefloor filler. A huge shout goes to legendary african music connoisseur John Beatle and to my close friend Keith Salter for offering us some of the fantastic music included here.
(Samy Ben Redjeb / Analog Africa)

Tracklisting :
01. Vincent Ahehehinnou and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Yeye We Nou Mi
(from 'The 1st Album' LP, 1973 / Analog Africa reissue 2011)
02. Iftin Band - Haka Yeelin Nacabkeenna
(from 'Gabar ii Noquee' tape, 1980s / special thanks to John Beadle)
03. Solo Hit - Imoikeme
(from 'Imoikeme' 7 inch, 2013 reissue / Analog Africa)
04. N’Draman Blintch - I First U Last
(from 'Cosmic Sounds' LP, 1980 / Cosmic Sounds)
05. Dina Santos - O Anel
(from 'In London' LP, 1983 / Dacapo)
06. Victor Uwaifo And The Titibitis - Ohue
(From 'I Wanna Be Your No.1', 1980s / Taretone)
07. Africa Negra - Carambola
(from 'Africa Negra 83' LP, 1983 / IEFE)
08. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Moulon Devia
(from 'Reveil Disco Dubain' LP, available soon on a forthcoming Analog Africa release)
09. Ondeno - Mayolye
(from 'Ondeno' LP, 1980 / Disque Ledoux - Special thanks to Keith Slater)
Total time : 37mn 35s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Déni Shain and Samy Ben Redjeb

Links :
Déni Shain : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Analog Africa : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Analog-Africa-Mix-For-PARIS-DJs-VOL-5.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:28am EST

Soul Square - Can I Get A Soul Vibration ?

Can I Get a Soul Vibration - Soul Square Selection / mixed by Jay Crate
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-03-22

Take Arshitect, Guan Jay and PermOne, three beatmakers from Nantes known for their love of neatly used samples and sharp arrangement, add DJ Atom, turntable goldsmith five times world champion with his crew C2C, shake the whole thing and you'll get the latest Jazzy-Hip-Hop sensation: Soul Square, coming from Nantes. The band has just released two EPs in their 'Millesime' series, including some impressive featurings from RacecaR, a Chicago-born Paris-based MC Paris DJs has just started collaborating with. As with all their releases, this exclusive 30mn soulful mix is way for Soul Square to pay tribute to black American music, with class, squaring the circle and hitting your iPods - again!

Tracklisting :
01. Curtis Mayfield - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (intro)
(from 'Curtis' album, 1970 / Curtom)
02. RAMP - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
(from 'Come Into Knowledge' album, 1977 / Blue Thumb)
03. Lynn Collins - Ain't No Sunshine (break)
(from 'Think (About It)' album, 1972 / People)
04. Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black?
(from 'Is It Because I'm Black?' album, 1970 / Twinight)
05. Marlena Shaw - Where Can I Go?
(from 'The Spice Of Life' album, 1969 / Cadet)
06. Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me
(from 'You Don't Love Me' 7 inch, 1967 / Studio One)
07. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
(from 'I'm Still in Love with You' album, 1972 / Hi)
08. The Chosen Few - In The Rain
(from 'In Miami' album, 1976 / Trojan)
09. 24 Carat Black - I Begin To Weep
(from 'Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday' album, 2009 / Numero Group)
10. 8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman
(from '8th Day' album, 1971 / Invictus)
11. Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
(from 'No Time For dreaming' album, 2011 / Daptone)
12. Blackjoy - Time
(from 'Time' album, 2007 / Project Recordings)
13. Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
(from 'Adventures in Paradise' album, 1975 / Epic)
14. Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band
(from 'Donny Hathaway' album, 1971 / Atco)
15. Hot - Just 'Cause I'm Guilty
(from 'Hot' album, 1977 / Big Tree)
16. Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit - Psychedelic Portrait
(from 'Dance And Mood Music Vol.3' album, 196? / Chappell)
17. Leroy Hutson - Lucky Fellow
(from 'Huston' album, 1975 / Curtom)
18. Faze-O - Riding High
(from 'Riding High' album, 1977 / She)
19. Dave Ghetto - Coming Up (instrumental)
(from 'Love Life?' album, 2005 / Counterflow)
20. DJ Mitsu the Beats - Promise in Love (instrumental)
(from 'Promise In Love' 7 inch, 2009 / Jazzy Sport)
21. Tribeqa - Amali pt.2
(from 'Tribeqa' album, 2008 / Underdog)
Total time : 32mn 22s

All the original cover artworks are available on parisdjs.com
Credits :
Selected by Soul Square (soulsquare.fr)
Mixed by Jay Crate (facebook.com/jay.crate)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Soul_Square-Can_I_Get_A_Soul_Vibration.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble presents Wax & Gold - Ethiopian Classic Selections curated by Sonny Abegaze

Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble presents Wax and Gold
Ethiopian Classic Selections curated by Sonny Abegaze
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-18

Wax and Gold (aka Semena Werq) is a form of traditional Ethiopian poetry that has one surface meaning, known as wax, and multiple hidden meanings, known as gold. Musicians in Ethiopia have used Wax and Gold to explore topics such as spirituality, politics, and matters of the heart throughout the ages. On November 17, 2013, the Ethio-Cali Ensemble performed a special set of music at the Blue Whale (the best place in Los Angeles to go see live Jazz) inspired by the concept of Wax and Gold. Ethio-Cali's 'Minister of Information', Sonny Abegaze, curated compositions from the catalogues of Hailu Mergia and Walias, Alemayehu Eshete, The Police Orchestra, and other Ethio-Jazz luminaries to be performed on this special night. The mix below features these songs in their original form. Enjoy…

Track-by-track info :
01. Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru - Mother's Love
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru is a classical pianist and composer who was born in Addis Abeba in 1923. She was ordained as a nun at the age of 21 and now lives in an Orthodox monastary in Jerusalem. Emahoy's music is intimate, delicate, joyful, and melancholy all at the same time. We draw a lot of inspiration from her music and personal journey. At 90, Emahoy is finally starting to get some of the recognition she deserves.

02. Lieut. Mesfin Haile, Hirut Beqele and The Police Orchestra - (track title unknown)
This song comes from a Voice of America reel that was recorded in 1961. It features Lieutenant Mesfin Haile and Hirut Beqele accompanied by the Police Orchestra, along with an amazing violin player. They sing, 'Life is Tough. This world is an unforgiving and bitter place, and now you are leaving me'. Sublime.

03. Getatchew Mekurya - Ambassel (Slow)
This waltz-like tune is by the most popular saxophonist in Ethiopia, Getatchew Mekurya. It was recorded in 1972 and was originally released on the Philips record label during the heyday of Ethio Jazz. It was later released on 'Ethiopiques Vol. 14: Negus of Ethiopian Sax'. Getatchew draws much of his inspiration from Shellela, a traditional vocal style sung by warriors before going into battle. You can hear this sentiment in his melismatic style of playing. Getatchew still performs regularly in Ethiopia, Europe, and Canada.

04. Alem Girma Band ft. Alemayehu Eshete - Ambassel (Fast)
Referred to as the Ethiopian James Brown, Alemayehu Eshete is a talented and spirited vocalist who first got his break with Addis Ababa's famous Police Orchestra. Ambassel is an area found in the Amhara region of Ethiopia with the root word ‘amb' meaning fortress. It is also the name of one of the major musical scales in the country. There are various versions of Ambassel that have been recorded by different musicians over the years. The lyrics to this version speak of a man who is out of luck in his pursuit of love. Alemayehu Eshete also has a slow version of Ambassel that has a completely definitely feel... definitely worth checking out!

05. Mulatu Astatke - Yefikir Tezeta
This slow burner by Mulatu Astatke is a favorite amongst the members of Ethio Cali. So much so that one of our drummers/percussionists, Te'Amir Yohannes Sweeney, produced a tune that sampled this track. This song was originally released on Philips International as a 45. It was later reissued on the compilation 'New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975'. Eternal gratitude to master Mulatu!

06. Alemayehu Eshete and Hirut Beqele - Temeles
This is a love duet that features Alemayehu Eshete and Hirut Beqele. The lyrics speak of a man who has left his lover for work. His lover misses him dearly and is pleading for his return. This is a classic example of an unrequited love ballad, a theme commonly found in Ethiopian music. Our interpretation of this tune has energy and intensity, and we substitute horns for the vocal lines.

07. Mahmoud Ahmed - Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh
Mahmoud Ahmed is a beloved vocalist from the Gurage region of Ethiopia. He shined shoes as a boy before getting his break as a singer with Emperor Haile Selassie I's Imperial Body Guard Band. He later recorded with groups such as The Venus Band, Ibex Band, and Walias. Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh finds Mahmoud Ahmed singing poetically about the beauty of an Abyssinian woman. He goes into great detail describing her lovely features. He wonders what her name is and finally calls her Fitsum Dink Lidj Nesh, which translates to 'you are an absolute miracle”.

(Thanks to Semere Ab-Etmet Yohannes for lyrics translations and for his enthusiastic support of Ethio Cali over the years!)

Credits :
Selection and comments by Sonny Abegaze
Mixed by the Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble (facebook.com/EthioCali)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/BenHito)

About Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble :
Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble led by trumpeter/arranger/composer Todd Simon and featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California. The ensemble's sublime sound is inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian music of the 1960's and 70's, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles and roots-inspired. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia.

Links :
Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix III

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix III for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-12-16

To be honest, Christmas music on earthly radio seems to be the worst in the Milky Way. Just imagine an alien picking up our radio waves on his journey through the galaxy - what would he think of our conception of Christmas music? Would he land on planet earth at all?
Of all things, this year it is planet earth that has something seasonal to offer - something the galaxy has never seen before. Galactic garden gnomes will surely have a fling to 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.2'. And all Martians will be snapping their fingers to the groove: Yuletide nerd Jan Kohlmeyer has put together another amazing collection of hip-shaking Christmas songs. Merry Christmas everybody!

Some of you remember mix 1 (still available here) that has been downloaded thousands of times(!). We asked Jan to contribute another exclusive mix for Paris DJs. Well, he gave us two more. Another 60min mix to promote Volume 1 of his CD series and this additional 60min mix featuring all of the tracks of Volume 2 of 'Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party'.

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 2) :
01. Little Jimmy Thomas - Deck The Halls (Fa La La La La)
02. Jimmy Jones And His Versatiles - Christmas Is A Drag Without You Baby
03. The Salem Travelers - A Letter For Christmas
04. Pearl Bailey - Jingle Bells Cha Cha Cha
05. The Beginning Of The End - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
06. Steve Gray - Snowmans Stomp
07. Tina Roberts - Snow (Like The Snow)
08. The Rev. T. L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir - Jingle Bells (Pt. I)
09. Jim Cagle - Santa Claus, Jr.
10. Short Stuff - Merry Christmas Baby
11. The Meditation Singers - What The World Needs For Christmas
12. Little Eva And Big Dee Irwin - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
13. Ron Holden - Who Say There Ain’t No Santa Claus
14. Al Hirt - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
15. Tina Robin - I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
16. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme - That Holiday Feeling
17. Snoopy’s Christmas - Mr. Reindeer
18. Zebra - Christmas Morning (Pt. I)
19. Houghas Sorowonko (Feat. Pee Pee Dynamite) - A Groovy Christmas And New Year
20. Rueben Anderson - Christmas Time
21. The Violinaires - Remember What Day It Is
22. The Staple Singers - Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
23. Ernest Franklin - I’m Going To Have A Merry Christmas
24. J. Hines And The Boys - A Funky Xmas To You
25. The Jive Turkeys - Get Down Santa
26. Vessie Simmons - Xmas Party Rap
27. Ray Harris and The Fusion Experience - Soulful Christmas
28. The Soulful Strings - Sleigh Ride
29. Diplomats Of Solid Sound - Let It Snow
30. Snoopy’s Christmas - Christmas Candy
31. Nancy Lee - Xmas Commercial Blues
32. Delilah - Once Every Year (Soul Version)
33. Billy Watkins - Merry Christmas To God
34. Jimmy Mccracklin - Christmas Time (Pt. I)
35. Bobby Allen And The Exceptions - Lonely Christmas Tears
36. Louis Armstrong - Here Is My Heart For Christmas
37. Bobby Allen And The Exceptions - Please Santa (Bring My Baby Back To Me)
38. Bill Cosby - Merry Christmas Mama (Vocal)
39. Joseph Washington, Jr. - Watcha Gonna Bring Me
40. Don Smith - Black Christmas
41. The Soulful Strings - Jingle Bells
42. Joseph Washington, Jr. - Shopping
Total time : 65:44

Notes : tracks 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 31, 35, 40, and 40 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol II' just released on Tramp Records. Check it out here.

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

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_III_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:42am EST

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix II

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix II for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-12-11

To be honest, Christmas music on earthly radio seems to be the worst in the Milky Way. Just imagine an alien picking up our radio waves on his journey through the galaxy - what would he think of our conception of Christmas music? Would he land on planet earth at all?
Of all things, this year it is planet earth that has something seasonal to offer - something the galaxy has never seen before. Galactic garden gnomes will surely have a fling to 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.2'. And all Martians will be snapping their fingers to the groove: Yuletide nerd Jan Kohlmeyer has put together another amazing collection of hip-shaking Christmas songs. Merry Christmas everybody!

Some of you remember mix 1 (still available here) that has been downloaded thousands of times(!). We asked Jan to contribute another exclusive mix for Paris DJs. Well, he gave us two more. Another 60min mix to promote Volume 1 of his CD series and an additional 60min mix featuring all of the tracks of Volume 2 of 'Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party' (to be published very soon).

Tracklisting (Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 1) :
01. Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa
02. Lou Rawls - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
03. Gary Walker - Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag)
04. Lee Rogers - You Won't Have To Wait Till Xmas
05. Detroit Junior - Christmas Day
06. Rose Graham - Black Christmas
07. Vernon Garrett With Sir Stan & The Counts - Merry Christmas Baby
08. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
09. Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System - Xmas Done Got Funky
10. Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
11. Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
12. Lefties Soul Connection - Back Door Santa
13. Short Stuff - Merry Christmas Baby
14. The Jpc Gang - Christmas Delight
15. Bill Withers - Let Us Love
16. James Brown - Signs Of Christmas
17. Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas
18. Bobby Holloway - Funky Little Drummer Boy
19. Funk Machine - Soul Santa
20. James Brown - Hey America, It’s Christmas
21. Martin Mull With The Sondra Baskin Glee Club - Santafly
22. Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin
23. Andre Williams - Christmas Wish
24. Freddy King - I Hear Jingle Bells
25. Lou Rawls - Good Time Christmas
26. James Brown - Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto
27. Lou Rawls - Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
28. Ella Fitzgerald - Jingle Bells
29. B.B. King - Christmas Celebration
30. Lowell Fulsom - The Original Lonesome Christmas (Pt.I)
31. Binky Griptite - Holliday Breakdown

Notes : tracks 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, and 09 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled 'Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party' released on Tramp Records. Tracks 13 and 21 are featured on the CD/LP/mp3 compilation titled Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol II' just released on Tramp Records. Check it out here.

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

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

Direct download: Jan_Kohlmeyer-Yuletide_DJ_Mix_II_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Masstropicas - Andean-Beat Mix

Masstropicas - Andean-Beat Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-30

Complementary to the 'What's Up With Masstropicas' interview we've just published, Mike P., the label's founder, has prepared an 'Andean-Beat Mix' of rare Peruvian tunes, to go along with a selection of photos from Peru from Limafotolibre.com. Limafotolibre has helped Masstropicas immensely with design work and also tracking down some of these old artists and composers. Their voyeuristic style & is something to be admired and revered. Please check out their site and support their fantastic work! A first selection of photos is also available on parisdjs.com

Tracklisting :
01. Los Timpanos
02. Los Sanders
03. Pintura Roja
04. Costa Azul
05. Chacalon
06. Grupo Somos
07. Los Yabar Juniors
08. Cielo Gris
09. Grupo San Lazaro
10. Los Timpanos
Total time : 32mn 40s

Credits :
Selection by Mike P. (Masstropicas)
Mix and audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Masstropicas : blogspot | discogs | lightintheattic | youtube
The masstropicas collective includes the following people: MIKE P (Masstropicas Records, MASS. US), Victor (La Cumbia de Mis Viejos, Perú), Renato (Los Chapillacs, Perú), Fokus

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

Direct download: Masstropicas-Andean_Beat_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:01am EST

DJ Format - Strictly Hip Hop

DJ Format - Strictly Hip Hop
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-13

With this mix we're celebrating the release of the new DJ Format & Phill Most Chill album, 'The Foremost' (reviewed in our monthly playlist). DJ Format prepared this one with love, playing two songs from the his album along with some of his favourite favourite French Hip Hop songs and of course lots of old US Hip Hop… Quite hardcore for those used to our funky sound, this one's STRICTLY HIP HOP and we're quite proud to try new things, especially since we're starting a series of Hip Hop compilations!

Tracklisting :
01. Soundsci - Lockdown
(from 'Formula 99' album, 2012 / Crate Escape) info | buy
02. The Legion - Straight Flow
(from 'Automatic Systematic' 7 inch, 2012 / Ill Adrenaline) info | buy
03. Ghostface Killah - In Tha Park feat. Black Thought
(from 'Apollo Kids' album, 2010 / Def Jam) info | buy
04. Thaione Davis & J.Sayne a.k.a. Elephant Beach - World Premier
(from 'Escape' album, 2006 / Ish) info | buy
05. Sputnik Brown - Super Ego
(from 'Three Shades Of Black ' album, 2011 / self-released) info | buy
06. Edan - Making Planets
(from 'Beauty & The Beat' album, 2005 / Lewis Recordings) info | buy
07. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - Angry Birds
(from 'The Foremost' album, 2013 / Project Blue Book) info | buy
08. Divine Styler - Microphenia feat. Styles Of Beyond
(from 'Wordpower 2: Directrix' album, 1999 / Mo' Wax) info | buy
09. MC Solaar - Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo feat. Guru (Gang Starr Remix)
(from 'Qui Sème Le Vent Récolte Le Tempo' 12 inch, 1991 / Polydor) info
10. Emskee - Black Boys, Baseball Caps & Beepers
(from 'The Complex Engineer' EP, 2011 / Diggers With Gratitude) info | buy
11. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill - The Foremost
(from 'The Foremost' album, 2013 / Project Blue Book) info | buy
12. Kista - Livewire Feedback (Fish Remix) feat. Cappo
(from 'The Grand Emporium' album, 2013 / Soundweight) info | buy
Total time : 34mn 56s

Find all the original cover artworks from the records played in this mix on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Mix & selection by DJ Format (djformat.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: DJ_Format-Strictly_Hip_Hop.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Sandra Nkaké and Jî Drû - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour

Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-11-05

After the 'Inspirations' mix celebrating the release of Sandra Nkake's second album 'Nothing For Granted', Paris DJs are glad to welcome the lady back, along with her partner in crime Ji Dru, for a new exclusive mix, this time selecting the sounds that went through their ears while touring…

'We create, we breathe, we share music as we tour around the world, and we feed our fire with artists that thrill our senses. Here is some of the music we listen to in the bus, on a plane, in the car, in the bathroom. Creation is a state of mind, a way of living. We want to share what moved us.' - Sandra Nkake & Ji Dru.

Tracklisting :
01. Cody Chesnutt - Don’t Wanna Go The Other Way
(from 'Landing On A Hundred' album, 2012 / Vibration Vineyard) info | buy
02. Melissa Laveaux - You Don’t Even Know My Name
(from 'Dying Is A Wild Night' album, 2013 / No Format) info | buy
03. Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Dancing Girl (Terry Callier cover, free download, 2011 / Paris DJs) info/download
04. Yusef Lateef - Nubian Lady
(from 'The Gentle Giant' album, 1972 / Atlantic) info | buy
05. Elvis Costello and The Roots - Wake Me Up
(from 'Wise Up Ghost' album, 2013 / Blue Note) info | buy
06. Leon Parker - Calling Out
(from 'Belief' album, 1996 / Columbia) info
07. Laura Mvula - Green Garden
(from 'Sing To The Moon' album, 2013 / RCA Victor) info | buy
08. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - Embraceable You
(from 'Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown' album, 1954 / EmArcy) info | buy
09. Art Melody feat. High Priest (Antipop Consortium) - Future
(from 'Wogdog Blues' album, 2013 / Akwaaba Music) info/buy
10. Bettye LaVette - Just Say So
(from 'I've Got My Own Hell to Raise' album, 2005 / Anti-) info | buy
11. James Blake - Retrograde
(from 'Overgrown' album, 2013 / Atlas Recordings) info | buy
12. Mos Def - The Beggar
(from 'The New Danger' album, 2004 / Rawkus) info | buy
13. Franck Ocean - Super Rich Kids
(from 'Channel Orange' album, 2012 / Island Def Jam Music Group) info | buy
14. Melanie De Biasio - The Flow
(from 'No Deal' album, 2013 / PIAS) info
15. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.
(from 'The Electric Lady' album, 2013 / Wondaland) info | buy
16. Sandra Nkake - Unlucky Joe
(from 'Nothing For Granted' digital bonus tracks, 2012 / Jazz Village) info | buy
17. Ballake Sissoko - Lasidan
(from 'Tomora' album, 2005 / Label Bleu) info | buy
Total time : 66mn 25s

Find all the original cover artworks from the records played in this mix on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Mix & selection by Sandra Nkake & Ji Dru
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Photo by Benjamin Colombel (flickr)

Links :
Info on Sandra Nkake's album "Nothing For Granted" on jazzvillagemusic.com
Free 'Inspirations' mix to download on parisdjs.com
Sandra Nkake : official | blogspot | facebook | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Ji Dru : facebook | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Sandra_Nkake_and_Ji_Dru-Journey.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:24am EST

J.J. Whitefield - Strictly 45's Mix

J.J. Whitefield - Strictly 45's Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-10-17

Earlier this week was released on Daptone Records an unmissable compilation, 'The Poets Of Rhythm - Anthology: 1993-2012', collecting 20 years of raw funk & soul from the cult German crew penned by Wax Poetics as The godfathers of deep funk. To celebrate this double LP release, the band's guitar player and frequent Paris DJs collaborator J.J. Whitefield has sent us a 40mn mix of rare funk 45's, so good and full of soul that we couldn't pass on publishing it… Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. The Interpretations - Blow Your Mind
(from 'Trippin' 7 inch, 1970 / Jubilee) info
02. Georgeous George - Fon-Kin (Instrumental)
(from 'Fon-Kin' 7 inch, 1976 / HoMark) info
03. Moody Scott - I Don't Dig No Phoney Part II
(from 'I Don't Dig No Phoney' 7 inch, 1972 / Seventy Seven) info
04. The Herculoids - Get Back
(from 'When Something Is Wrong With My Baby' 7 inch, 1967 / Herculoids) info
05. Shelley Fisher - I'll Leave You (Girl)
(from 'I'll Leave You (Girl)' 7 inch, 1970 / April) info
06. Harvey & The Phenomenals - Soul & Sunshine
(from 'Soul & Sunshine' 7 inch, 1966 / Da-Wood) info
07. Tommy Bush - Skin It Back
(from 'Skin It Back' 7 inch, 1973 / Cal State) info
08. Smokey Brooks - Spin-It Jig
(from 'Eternal' 7 inch, 1971 / Now) info
09. Wee Willie & The Winners - I Don't Know What You Got But I Know What You Need (Part II)
(from 'I Don't Know What You Got But I Know What You Need ' 7 inch, 1974 / Shotgun) info
10. Johnnie Morisette with Jennell Hawkins Sextette - I'm Hungry
(from 'Treat Me Right' 7 inch, 1960s / J. & J.) info
11. Living Color - Plastic People
(from 'Plastic People' 7 inch, 1974 / Sophisticated Funk) info
12. Oceanliners - Funky Pants
(from 'Funky Pants' 7 inch, 1972 / Blue Candle) info
13. Ben Collier B. B. S. S. - Walk Proud
(from Jay Jay Bailey 'Salute To Black Women' 7 inch, 1970 / Atlantic) info
14. Pleasure Web - Music Man Part II
(from 'Music Man' 7 inch, 1973 / Eastbound) info
15. Darondo - Let My People Go
(from 'Legs' 7 inch, 1974 / Af-Fa World) info
16. Michael Liggins & The Super Souls - Loaded Back
(from 'Loaded Back' 7 inch, 1968 / Mighty) info
17. Human Race - Grey Boy
(from 'Human Race' 7 inch, 1971 / Gem) info
Total time : 42mn 29s

The full 45s artworks are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Mix & selection by J.J. Whitefield
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Download MP3

Links :
The Poets Of Rhythm : discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: JJ_Whitefield-Strictly_45s_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique Vol.2

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique Vol.2 - African 45s
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-09-19

Following up on his march 2011 'Soul Sauvage d'Afrique' mix, Karl Hector is back with a second volume, prepared with a choice selection of African 45s! Who is Karl Hector? He's one of the mysterious figures behind the Poets Of Rhythm collective (catch their anthology out next month on Daptone!), a regular Paris DJs guest who's always coming back with tasty selections of VERY rare stuff to share. His previous Afro mix was one of the most downloaded of its year, and this one should please our listeners too, packed with 72 minutes of hard to find African seven inches, specially picked from the personal collection of Karl Hector.

Tracklisting :
01. Orchestre Picoby-Band - Vikoue (1970s / Aux Ecoutes) NIGERIA
02. The Semi-Colon - Nekwaha-Semi Colon (1974 / EMI) NIGERIA
03. The Funkees - Ogbu Achara (1970s / HMV) NIGERIA
04. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - E Wa Dagbe (1970s / Albarika Store) BENIN
05. Rodriguez And The African Revolution - Mi Gon Nonui Ylow (Decca) BENIN
06. Ceejebs - Life In Cannan (1970s / EMI) NIGERIA
07. The Big Beats - Ni Msumoo Bo Donn (1970s / Polydor) GHANA
08. Fela Ransome Kuti And The Afrika 70 - Shenshema Part 1 (1972 / HMV) NIGERIA
09. The Hykkers - Stone The Flower (1973 / HMV) NIGERIA
10. Alemayehu Eshete - Yelebene Bitayew (1970s / Amha) ETHIOPIA
11. Lusaka Radio Band - Tubamangenu (1970s / Zamba) ZAMBIA
12. Ochien'G Jakanyenyo - Jashon Gor (1973 / Melodica) KENYA
13. Kit Mikayi Cisco Jazz Band - Karafuu (1970s / Matata) KENYA
14. The Strangers - Onye Ije (1970 / HMV) NIGERIA
15. Bola Johnson And His Easy Life Top Beat - Ten Commandments (1970s / Philips) NIGERIA
16. Unknown (White Label)
17. Orchestre 'Rail Band' - Tama Diyar Mali Deun La (1973 / BH) MALI
Total time : 72mn 06s

Credits :
Mix & selection by Karl Hector
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Soul_Sauvage_d_Afrique_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:01am EST

Karl Hector - Psychedelic Breaks Action

Karl Hector - Psychedelic_Breaks_Action
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-09-03

Fans of heavy and raw funk, of deeply psychedelic breaks, get ready for some tripping action! Karl Hector, esteemed member of the Poets Of Rhythm collective (who have an anthology out next month on Daptone) and regular guest on Paris DJs has been preparing for our series of summer mixes not one but two exclusive mixes, with an 'African 45' set happening in two weeks, and this marvelous 'Psychedelic Breaks Action one hour selection aired today!! So put on your 3D kaleidoscopic glasses, get on the freaky train, think of hallucinatory stars and multicolored dancers, free your mind and let yourself groove to the rhythm of this one hour consciousness-expanding funk selection. You've been warned.

Sorry, no tracklisting this time…
Total time : 60mn

Credits :
Mix & selection by Karl Hector
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Psychedelic_Breaks_Action.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Anthony Joseph - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.3

Anthony Joseph - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.3 - Voodoo Funk
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-20

British/Trinidadian poet/musician Anthony Joseph already offered us with 3 exclusive mixes: 'Roots and Influences' (dec. 2008), 'The Rubber Orchestra Paris DJs Mix Part 1' (sept. 2011) and 'Part 2' (dec. 2011). Hot on the heels of his summer tour dates and live album release ('Live In Bremen'), Anthony's back with a superb mix of Voodoo Jazz, the third in the series of 'West Indies Funk' selections after Loik and Djouls' ones (still available here and there)… Expect a lot of cool songs and grooves from Trinidad and more Caribbean islands music!

Tracklisting :
01. Ella Andall - Hello Africa
(from 'Hello Africa' 12 inch, 1976 / Shorty) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
02. Art De Coteau - Kereika Woman
(from 'Inaugural' LP, 1978 / Abraham) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
03. Lord Nelson - Shango
(from 'Black Gold' album, 1978 / Richie's Music Productions) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
04. King Wellington - Shango
(from 'Sooner Or Later' album, 1977 / Kalinda) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
05. Brother Resistance - Crucial Decision (Rapso)
(from 'Crucial Decision' 12 inch, 1980s / Network) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
06. Wild Fire - Do Not Climb Picker Tree
(from 'Wild Fire' LP, 1975 / Kala Loo) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
07. Theophilus Homer - So Ungrateful
(from 'Why Can't We Love Each Other' 7 inch, 1978 / Semp)
08. Exile One - Which One Is Me Home?
(from 'Exile One' album, 1974 / Disque Debs) DOMINICA info
09. Claude "Fats" Green Featuring Pritchard - Carib Soul
(from 'Fats Shake 'Em Up' album, 1973 / Camille) PANAMA info
10. Gemini Brass - The Time Is Right Now
(from 'The Time Is Right!' album, 1977 / Gemini) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
11. Kalyan - Trini-Vibes
(from 'Trini-Vibes' album, 1977 / MCA) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
12. Michael Boothman Touch Featuring Charmaine Forde - Waiting For Your Love
(from 'Waiting For Your Love' 12 inch, 1980 / Touch Production) BARBADOS info
13. John John - Soul
(from 'Citagrandson' album, 2013 / Highway) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
14. Beckett - Coming Higher
(from 'Coming Higher' album, 1978 / First River) GRENADINES info
15. Kalyan - Down on Frederick Street
(from 'Volume One - What We Gonna Do Next?' compilation, late 1970s / Village)
16. Lord Superior - White Man Wife
(from 'Calypso @ Dirty Jim's' soundtrack, 2005 / Caribbean Music Group) info
17. Bomber - United States of the West Indies
(from 'Calypso @ Dirty Jim's' soundtrack, 2005 / Caribbean Music Group) info
18. Lord Kitchener - Africa My Home
(from 'Africa My Home' 78, 1952 / Melodisc) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
19. Ella Andall - Elegbara Mo Feran O (fe Ro)
(from 'Moforibale Esu' compilation, 2007 / Ella Andall) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO info
Total time : 66mn 46s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol_3.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope

Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-13

Paris DJs' favorite Funk, Soul and Jazz German label Tramp Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with many exciting releases, albums, 45s, 'The Story Of' series, the second volume in the 'Feeling Nice' series, and Santa's Funk and Soul Christmas Party Vol.2! Our series of summer mixes was the perfect opportunity to join this celebration, and the label manager/A&R Tobias Kirmayer has prepared for this special occasion a very cool and eclectic selection of grooves that should enlighten this uber-calm mid-august period of the year… including to exclusive mashups of Hip Hop a capellas with some trippy Jazz! For all things Tramp Records on Paris DJs, check our tag...

Tracklisting :

01. The Nextmen 'Break The Mould' vs. The Soul Session 'Hamjam (Tofu Mix)'
(a capella from 'Break The Mould' 12 inch, 1999 / Scenario) info | buy
(instrumental from 'One' album, 2011 / Agogo) info | buy
02. Jurassic 5 'Red Hot' vs. Dragonfly 'Angel Dust'
(a capella from 'Red Hot' 12 inch, 2005 / Up Above Records) info | buy
(instrumental from 'Timestream' album, 1998 / Sweet Mother Recordings) info
03. DJ Friction - Rap Actors feat.  Bazooka Joe Gotti
(from 'On My Way' 12 inch, 2001 / Four Music) info | buy
04. Winter - Bones
(from 'Open Up Your Eyes' 7 inch, 1977 / North Wind Muzic Company)
(appears on 'California Funk' compilation, 2010 / Jazzman) info | buy
05. Counts - Chitlins etc.
(from 'Clyde, Clyde The Cows Outside' 7 inch, 1965 / Panorama 9) info | more info
06. Rock Robbins - Good Lovin'
(from 'Good Lovin' 7 inch, 1966 / My 2909 Records) info
07. The Qualitons - Rolling The Bones
(from 'Rolling the Bones' 7 inch, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | buy
08. The Hi-Fly Orchestra - I Got Hope feat. Julia Fehrenberger
(from 'Get Ready' album, 2013 / Agogo Records) info | buy
09. Iris Bell Trio Feat. Butch Miles - Baby, You've Got Soul
(from 'Movements 5' compilation, 2013 / Tramp Records) info | buy
10. George Fischoff - Don Jose
(from 'Jazz With Luigi' album, 1963 / Hoctor Records) info
11. Mose Allison - You Can Count On Me To Do My Part
(from 'Mose In Your Ear' album, 1972 / Atlantic) info
12. Herb Geller - Rhyme and Reason Time
(from 'An American In Hamburg - The View From Here' album, 2013 reissue / Tramp Records) info | buy
13. Society, Inc. - Precious Weed
(from 'Precious Weed' 7 inch, 1970s / Bet Records) info
Total time : 45mn 00s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Tobias Kirmayer (tramprecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Tobias Kirmayer's Tramp Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | kudos (UK distribution) | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Tobias_Kirmayer-I_Got_Hope.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:54am EST

Todd Simon's United States of Dub Vol.2

Todd Simon - The United States of Dub
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-06

We introduced our readers and listeners to Todd Simon's work in his 2012 mix for Paris DJs, 'The United States Of Dub', both showcasing some of America's best Dub producers and representing a sound that pays respect to Jamaica and the UK. Well if you enjoyed that one, you should love this volume 2… and you can also check our latest compilation 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors', which includes the first single of Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble!

Tracklisting :

01. The Expanders meet J. Bonner - Dub Beast
(unreleased/exclusive) info | buy LP
02. Te'Amir - Battle of Adwa
(from 'L.A. Soul' album, 2011 / self-released) info | download
03. Romanowski - Sol Cumbia (Freeformer Toddy T Psycho Dub)
(from 'The Return Of Steady Rocking Romanowski and Friends' album, 2013 / Trouser Trout) info | buy
04. Max Tannone - Kampala Truth Work
(from 'Mos Dub' album, 2010 / self released)info | download
05. The Decoders feat. Leon Ware  - Baby This Love I Have (Adam Berg Dub mix)
(from' Dub Mixes, Vol. 1', 2013 / self-release) info | buy
06. The Lions - Roll It Round Dub
(unreleased, Paris DJs exclusive) info
07. David Andrew Sitek feat, Roofeeo, The Sweet and Sour Horns, Salt N Pepa and Big Youth - Shoop Lion
(from 'Shoop Lion' limited free download, 2012 / Federal Prism) info | download
08. NeXt LeVeL Productions feat. Black Shakespeare - Mama Earth
(from 'Sunken City' soundtrack, 2012 / Dog and Pony Show Productions) info
09. Ticklah - Descent
(from 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod' album, 2007 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
10. Beat Pharmacy - Slow Down
(from 'Constant Pressure' album, 2006 Deep Space Media) info | buy
Total time : 43mn 52s

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 (toddsimonmusic.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Todd_Simon-The_United_States_Of_Dub_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

DustyTape - Go Slow

DustyTape - Go Slow
A poppy and bright musical journey for your summer 2013 - selected by B2V
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-30

'Go Slow' is a traditional shout from the Caribbean islands. You hear it on the sea side as an echo of your quick footsteps if you are one of those urban weary beasts. The locals, not only the rastas, makes fun of you, there is no way to hurry up after all… At some point that's what we want to shout to the world. Go Slow, consume less, think global, grab happiness from every tiny things like sunbathing or good music, or both.
Note : this is the third in a series of ten 'Paris DJs Summer 2013 Special' mixes with audio mastering by Grant Phabao and illustration by Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Ainslie Wills - Stop Pulling The String
(from 'You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine' album, 2013 / Gaga Digi) AUSTRALIA info | buy
02. Fats Gaines Band Presents Zorina - For Your Love (Neil Diablo Edit)
(from 'Edits' 12 inch, 2012 / Kat) USA/UK info | buy
03. DJ Czarny/Tas - Dreaming At The Surface feat. AB and Marek Pedziwiatr
(from 'Time To Build' album, 2013 / self-released) POLAND info | buy
04. Riva Starr - Detox Blues feat. Rssll
(from 'Hand In Hand' album, 2013 / Snatch!) ITALY/UK info | buy
05. Jaimeo Brown feat. JD Allen, Chris Sholar - Power of God
(from 'Transcendence' album, 2013 / Motéma Music) USA info
06. Wild Belle - June
(from 'Isles' album, 2013 / Columbia) USA info | buy
07. Mop Mop - Kamakumba
(from 'Isle Of Magic' album, 2013 / Agogo) ITALY/GERMANY info | buy
08. George Maple - OPST
(from 'OPST' free download, 2013 / Annie Mac Free Music Monday) AUSTRALIA/UK info/download
09. Valerie June - Workin' Woman Blues
(from 'Pushin' Against A Stone' album, 2013 / Sunday Best Recordings ) USA info | buy
10. String Driven Thing - To Know You Is To Love You
(from 'Please Mind Your Head' album, 1974 / Charisma) UK info | buy
11. Youssoupha - Les Disques De Mon Père (Feat. Tabu Ley Rochereau)
(from 'Noir Desir' album, 2012 / Bomaye Musik) CONGO/FRANCE info
12. De Frank - Wonya Asem A Hwan Na Obeka
(from 'Baby Don't Play Me Wayo' album, 1970s / Ride Away) GHANA info/download
Total time : 47mn 01s

Big Up / Shout Out / Toi Même tu sais!
Phabao Djouls. Lolo Benamax, Nuff Ced, Renaud DJ Prez, Phil Grelat. Lopato. La Liste.
Staycalm crew. Mixtape Riot. Club Cortez. Blundetto. Loik. GilbR. Chonga.
Bumble Bzz. Le Mouching French Touch Fishing. Tanguy M
And all my crazy funky friends who lives for the love of music !

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DustyTape (dustytape.blogspot.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: DustyTape-Go_Slow.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Bio Ritmo - Verano Rústico Mix

Bio Ritmo - Verano Rústico Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-21

Salsa heavyweights from Richmond Bio Ritmo are celebrating their 2013 European Summer Tour, along with the release of their new single 'Picaresca' - a high voltage descarga combining the best spirit of tradition between Salsa and Latin jazz - with this one hour exlusive mix of sunshiny, roots Latin grooves. The band's 2011 mix 'Salsa Pal Mundo' is still available and they'll be playing at Le Studio de l'Ermitage in Paris on thursday, july 25th, 2013 (facebook event here). Do not miss the expected salsa soundclash between Bio Ritmo and salsa-ragga-ska French band Ocho Y Media, who'll be both presenting new songs from their respective upcoming albums!!
Note : this is the second in a series of ten 'Paris DJs Summer 2013 Special' mixes with audio mastering by Grant Phabao and illustration by Ben Hito.

Tracklisting :
01. Sammy Gonzalez y sus Torbellinos - Te Voy a Ensenar
(from 'Con Samuel Serrano' album, 1978 / International)
02. Martinho Da Vila - Claustrofobia
(from 'Rosa do Povo' album, 1976 / RCA Victor)
03. Pijuan - Por Amor, Amor Mio
(from 'Salsa de Salon' album, 1978 / Melon)
04. Freddy Concepcion y Orquesta Sociedad 76 - Sonero Soy
(from 'En Escena' album, 1976 / Escala Musical)
05. Djavan - Serrado
(from 'Faltando um Pedaco' album, 1982 / EMI Odeon)
06. Sammy Gonzalez - Digame Usted
(from 'El Rey de La Salsa' album, 1980 / Funny)
07. Alcione - Pandeiro e Meu Nome
(from 'Pra Que Chorar' album, 1977 / Phillips)
08. Vakhtang Kikabidze - Song of Tiblisi's Quarters
(from 'Songs by Georgi Tsabadze' compilation, 1983 / Melodya)
09. La Solucion - Derroche
(from 'Buena Pesca!' album, 1987 / TH Rodven)
10. La Pandilla - Lady Mi Lady
(from 'La Pandilla' album, 1974 / Alhambra)
11. Conjunto La Perla de Ponce - El Reloj
(from 'Conjunto La Perla de Ponce' album, 1978 / Nuestra Records)
12. Sammy Gonzalez - Con el Correr de Los Dias
(from 'Sammy Gonzalez' album, 1981 / Funny)
13. Mon Rivera y su Orquesta - El Plenero
(from 'Saoco! The Bomba and Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-1968' compilation, 2012 / Vampisoul)
14. Canario y su Grupo - Sala Mala
(from 'Puerto Rico!' album, 19?? / Discos Fuentes)
15. Los Hijos del Rey - Tambo
(from 'Los Hijos del Rey con Fernandito y Raulin' album, 1978 / Karen Records)
16. Ed Lincoln - Ja Estou Aqui
(from 'Ed Lincoln' album, 1968 / Savoya Discos)
17. Manolis Hiotis and Mary Linda - Esi (You)
(from 'The Incomparable Duo From Greece' album, 1960s / Grecophon)
Total time : 63mn 42s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Rattan DJ aka Rei Alvarez from Bio Ritmo (bioritmo.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Bio_Ritmo-Verano_Rustico_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:27am EST

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 www.ParisDJs.com) 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 (sabrosa.com.au)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

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

Todd Simon's United States of Dub

Todd Simon - The United States of Dub
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 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 (toddsimonmusic.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

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

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix

The Herbaliser - 1 to 7 DJ Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 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 (theherbaliser.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

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

Quantic - Cumbia 78 RPM MIx

Quantic - Cumbia 78 RPM
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-28

To conclude Soundway Records' 10th anniversary celebration on Paris DJs all summer long, special guest Will Holland a.k.a. Quantic has prepared a unique and stylish mix of 78 RPM Colombian Cumbia! The famous producer/musician & DJ based out of his Cali, Colombia studio, Sonido del Valle, never stops working and touring. Hot on the heels of his impressive Original Sound of Cumbia compilation of colombian Cumbia & Porro 1948-1979 (Soundway), he put out earlier this year a marvelous collaboration album with Alice Russell Look Around The Corner (Tru Thoughts), and launched this summer the new all-star Colombian band Ondatrópica, with Mario Galeano of Frente Cumbiero. Their debut album was released this summer on Soundway Records.

Thanks to Joss Yerbury at Kartel Creative for helping us build this series of 4 mixes. Happy 10 years to Soundway Records, let's hope for more decades like this first ones! You can still enjoy Chris Menist' Leftfield Sunshine mix, Batida's Tirei O Chapéu mixtape, or Miles Cleret's Nigerian Rock selection.
Thanks again to all for participating.

Sorry no tracklisting
Total time : 26:21

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Quantic (quantic.org)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com) sampling the back cover from 'The Original Sound of Cumbia' LP by Lewis Heriz (lewisheriz.com)

Links :
Quantic : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Quantic-Cumbia_78_Rpm_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Chris Menist - Leftfield Sunshine

Chris Menist - Leftfield Sunshine
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-18

Chris Menist is already a legend in our books with his mind-blowing Thai compilations on Soundway Records and Finders Keepers. We had the chance to invite him in April 2011 to celebrate his Sound of Siam and Thai? Dai comps and he gladly accepted our invitation to celebrate Soundway Records 10th anniversary with a new exclusive mix. "It's a kind of left field-tropical selection, featuring quite a few artists Soundway have had on their records over the years, but with different tracks by them, not the ones that were compiled necessarily. Hope it's a fitting nod to the label's 10th year." says Chris. Enjoy this dish of rare world grooves!

Tracklisting :
01. Baden Powell - Cegos Do Nordeste
(from 'Canto On Guitar' album, 1971 / MPS) info | buy
02. Edzayawa - Naa Korle
(from 'Projection One' album, 1973 / EMI Nigeria) info | buy
03. Otarus - Okuanibo
(from 'Otarus' album, 1970s / EMI Nigeria)
info
04. City Boys Band - Abrabo Ye Ntoboas
((from 'Odo da Baabi, Rainbow' album, 1976 / Diram) info
05. Anzala Dolor Velo - Soulage
(from 'Anzala, Dolor, Velo' 197? / Aux Ondes Disques Celini)
06. Les Pachas - Afro Pacha
(from 'Solitude' album, 1973 / Macaya) info
07. Kante Manfla - Keleya
(from 'Keleya' 7 inch, 1969 / Djima) info
08. Sir Victor Uwaifo - Ogieni (Ekassa 17)
('from 'Ekassa - Modern Music Of African Folklore' album, 1972 / Philips Nigeria) info | buy
09. Kwanjit Sripachan - Tam Boon Kan Terd
(from 'Tam Boon Kan Terd' 7 inch / Two Birds)
10. Ang Kanang Kunchai - Lam Plearn Pattana
(from Star Records LP)
11. Kugiran Kilat - Asilin
(from Life LP)
12. Black Star Musical Club - Nakueleza Azizi
(from 7 inch / Melodica) info
13. Fangool - Mariama
(from 'Fangool' album, 1980 / Discafrique)
14. Makka Bees - Fire!
(from 'Nation Fiddler' 7 inch, 1977 / Congo)
Total time : 58:18

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Chris Menist (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Links :
Chris Menist : official | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Chris_Menist-Leftfield_Sunshine.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Batida - Tirei o Chapéu Mixtape

Batida - Tirei o Chapéu Mixtape
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-07

A distinctly vibrant project with it’s feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Here's what he has to say about our Paris DJs invitation: "I did this mix as did early Batida radio shows: mixing old tunes with new beats. On the old side you have Angolan tunes i choose not based on the artist but on grooves i like, some of i have sampled on Batida tracks and, on the new beats, you have favourite Lisbon producers such as my buddy Beat Laden on an unreleased remix, Marfox with his minimal productions, on a track from his EP, Conductor of Buraka fame, but of Conjunto Ngonguenha fame for me, on an unreleased track he shared, another unreleased remix by Octa Push and some Luandan stars: Kilamu, Dj Znobia and my favourite MC, Bruno M. who promised to feature on a future Batida track as i djed for him on a show. Ending track is a remix by Mauricio Pacheco, a brasilian producer, who picked on a Teta Lando classic with a still inspiring lyric. An anthemn that always gives me chills. Hope you feel it."

Tracklisting :
01. Batida - Tirei o Chapeu
02. Musangola - Pe Descalco
03. Demonio King - ?
04. Mamukueno - Rei do Palhetinho
05. Dj Znobia - Waaa
06. Elias Dia Kimuezo - Diala Monzo
07. Conductor - Dancem Ate Morrer
08. Sofia Rosa - N'gue Sile Mufunda
09. Batida - Puxa (Beat Laden Remix)
10. Paulo Neto - Tua Ndaleto Kutu
11. Kilamu - Melodia de Semba
12. Matadidi Carlos - A Nossa Terra
13. Bruno M - A Danca dos Komba
14. Dj Marfox - Bit Binary
15. Batida - Alegria (Octapush Remix)
16. Teta Lando - Angole (Maurício Pacheco Remix)
Total time : 32:43

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Batida (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using Lewis Hertz original artwork

Links :
Batida : official | bandcamp | facebook | twitter | youtube
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Batida-Tirei_o_Chapeu_Mixtape.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:16am EST

Butch Cassidy Sound System - Paris DJs Mix

Butch Cassidy Sound System - Paris DJs Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-18

There are now TWO Butch Cassidy Sound System album we can heavily recommend to roots reggae, dub and funk lovers. The first one, Butches Brew, from 2004, to hunt down on vinyl, and the new one, Echo Tone Defeat, released last month on CD/Digital - with a 12 inch to follow in a few weeks… Both are unique gems blending the roots with the modern, with a deep and spacey 70s sound, and if you're into some Grant Phabao or Ticklah kind of vibe, you won't be disappointed! Here's an introduction to the Butch Cassidy Sound System sound with a 40mn selection of roots reggae music prepared specially for Paris DJs to celebrate this new album release. Hoping the next one happens before 8 years from now...

Tracklisting :
01. Horace Andy and Errol Scorcher - Tonight
(from 'Unity Showcase' album, 1980 / 12 Star)
02. The Congos - Open Up The Gate
(from 'Heart Of The Congos' album, 1977 / Black Art)
03. Tetrack - Give A Little Bit
(from 'Rockers International' compilation, 1980 / Message)
04. The Crystalites - Blacula Version
(from 'Blacula' 7 inch, 1973 / Grape)
05. The Aggrovators - A Ruffer Version
(from 'Johnny Clarke - Don't Trouble Trouble' 7 inch, 1976 / Jackpot)
06. Carl Bradney - Slipping Into Darkness
(from 'Slipping Into Darkness' 7 inch, 1975 / Orchid)
07. Lee Scratch Perry - Womans Dub
(from 'Revolution Dub' album, 1975 / Cactus)
08. Reggie and The Orchies - Hand Glider
(from 'Take Five' 7 inch, 1978 / The Electric Record Company)
09. Mikey Dread At The Controls - Yoruba Dub
(from 'Earl Sixteen ‎- African Tribesman' 12 inch, 1980 / Sufferers Heights)
10. Butch Cassidy Sound System - Echo Tone Defeat
(from 'Echo Tone Defeat' album, 2012 / Olbap Music) buy
Total time : 39:30

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Butch Cassidy Sound System(butchcassidysoundsystem.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean ( jeansaintjean.com )

Links :
Butch Cassidy Sound System : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | wikipedia |
Full discography 1998-2005 on djouls.com/butchcassidy
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Butch_Cassidy_Sound_System-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Miles Cleret - Nigerian Rock

Miles Cleret - Nigerian Rock
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-06-23

The worldwide 70s Afro revival in music has to be credited first of all to a few diggers and record collectors, who have ignited a flame all over the world that should be burning for many years. Miles Cleret is one of them, he launched the Soundway Records label 10 years ago whose influence cannot be denied (check our article). We wanted to celebrate this anniversary in a special way, with 4 exclusive mixes to be aired in the coming weeks on our podcast, starting with this Nigerian Rock selection by Miles himself. Mixes from Batida, Chris Menist and Quantic are to follow in the next weeks... So happy 10 years to Soundway Records and let's hope it'll last at least another 10 years!

Tracklisting :
01. The Cranes - Joy (Quantic Edit)
(from 'Ahyewa' 12 inch, 2012 / Soundway)
02. Gnonnas Pedro - How Much Love Naturally Cost (Edit)
(from 'Sweet Combine' album, late 70s / Éditions Gnoinsope)
03. Dr. Adolph Ahonotu - Ijere
(from 'Odejimjim' album, 1985 / Mirabel, reissued on 'Nigeria Disco Funk Special' compilation, 2008 / Soundway)
04. Keyboard - Peaceable World
(sorry no info on this one)
05. Semi Colon - Chi Chi Lovin'
(from 'Chi Chi Lovin' album, 1978 / EMI Nigeria)
06. The Action 13 - More Bread (To The People)
(from 'More Bread to the People' 7 inch, 1973 / EMI Nigeria, reissued on 'Nigeria Rock Special' compilation, 2008 / Soundway)
07. M.B.T's - M.B.T's Sound
(from 'Tia Lokolo' 7 inch, 1977 / MB Sound)
08. The Comrades - Bullwalk
(from 'Mr. Love' album, 1977 / Clover Records, reissued on 'The World Ends' compilation, 2010 / Soundway)
09. Bendel Volume 50 - Iyeye Man Ni Iye (edit)
(from 'Iyeye Ma Ni Iye' album, 1978 / EMI Nigeria)
10. Jay-U Experience - Some More
(from 'Enough Is Enough' album, 1977 / EMI Nigeria, reissued on 'Nigeria Disco Funk Special' compilation, 2008 / Soundway)
11. Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic
(from 'Jungle Magic' album, 1979 / Afrodisia)
12. Itadi - Live in Another World
(from 'Watch Your Life' album, 1977 / Disques Aziza, reissued on 'Afro-Beat Airways' compilation, 2010 / Analog Africa)
13. Keyboard - Tomorrow We Can't Say
(sorry no info on this one)
Total time : 59:02

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Miles Cleret (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Soundway Records : official site | discogs | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Miles_Cleret-Nigerian_Rock.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

Chicha Libre Are Molesting Laura

Chicha Libre - Are Molesting Laura
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-06-02

Brooklyn's psychedelic tropical and surf-cumbia act Chicha Libre are specialized in deviant covers since their very first album Sonido Amazonico. They've just released a fantastic new album called Canibalismo with a similar spicy recipe. In that respect they belong to the great chicha (Peru's own version of the cumbia) fusion's tradition with elements of literally every kind of existing music: funk, pop, rock, French variétés, krautrock, classical music, etc. In 2007 and 2010 Chicha Libre and Barbes Records owner Olivier Conan released two must-have compilations (The Roots of Chicha & The Roots Of Chicha 2), revealing this hidden latin genre to the astonished eyes of the world. That's why Olivier was a perfect match for a cumbia and latin Molesting Laura guest mix after the great interview we've just done with him. The result is a wild and unexpected clash of his personal tastes and obsessions for hybridations. Don't miss Chicha Libre playing their very first french gig at Paris' New Morning on June 30th.

Tracklisting :
01. Chicha Libre - Gnossienne No.1
(Satie cover, from 'Sonido Amazonico' album, 2009 / Barbes/Crammed)
02. Chico Trujillo - Ahora Quien
(Marc Anthony cover, from 'Chico De Oro' album, 2010 / Barbes)
03. Los Walkers - Siboney
(Ernesto Lecuona cover, from 'The Roots of Chicha 2' compilation, 2010 / Barbes/Crammed)
04. Cumbia Continental - Aba Naguila
(Hava Naguila, traditional hebrew song cover, from 'Cumbia Continental' compilation)
05. The Humphries - Ça Plane Pour Moi
(Plastic Bertrand cover, from 'The Humphries' album, 1995 / DMB)
06. Los Destellos - Para Elisa
(Beethoven cover, from 'The Roots of Chicha' compilation, 2007 / Barbes/Crammed)
07. Nat King Cole - El Bodeguero
(Orquesta Aragón cover, from 'Mis Mejores Canciones' compilation, 1993 / EMI Latin)
08. Las Rubias Del Norte - Confutatis
(Mozart cover, from 'Rumba Internationale' album, 2004 / Barbes)
09. Kronos Quartet - El Sinaloense (The Man From Sinaloa)
(traditional song cover, from 'Nuevo' album, 1986 / Nonesuch)
10. Chicha Libre - The Ride Of The Valkyries
(Wagner cover, from 'Canibalismo' album, 2012 / Barbes/Crammed)
11. Senor Coconut y su Conjunto - Radioactivity
(Kraftwerk cover, from 'El Baile Aleman' album, 2000 / Emperor Norton)
Total time : 36mn46s

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

Credits :
Selected by Olivier Conan / Chicha Libre
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links:
Chicha libre : official | facebook | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Barbes Records : official | facebook
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Direct download: Chicha_Libre-Are_Molesting_Laura.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Andrew Jervis - California Dreaming

Andrew Jervis - California Dreaming - A Sport of Selection Mix for The Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-18

Andrew Jervis invited us to do a mix for his brand new website The Sport of Selection (info here), we couldn't pass on inviting him back on Paris DJs...
'I wanted to do a mix of folksy soul music that felt Californian, and captured a sunny Springtime vibe. Not all the artists featured come from California. But as I discovered when I moved here, few people are truly from California. We just move here, soak it all in, and help turn the place into something truly eclectic. So here's a selection of sounds featuring what you might think of when some says California - acoustic guitars, hippy love songs, and some soulful protesting. There are also some newer innovative left coast beats and tracks with a tropical folk vibe. Hope you like!' (Andrew Jervis)

Tracklisting :
01. The Fourth Way - Skiffling
(from 'The Sun And Moon Have Come Together' album, 1969 / Harvest)
02. Charles Murphy - The Foot That's Holding Me Down
(from 'Freeing the Spirit' compilation, 1971 / National Office for Black Catholics)
03. Joe Cruz and The Cruzettes - Love Song
(from 'Album 2' album, 1973 / Villar)
04. Bobby Gentry - Sweete Peony
(from 'Local Gentry' album, 1968 / Capitol)
05. Bong Peñera - Samba Madrugada
(from 'A Samba Song' album, 1976 / Penny Rose)
06. Larry Tee and the Family - I'm Movin' On
(from 'I'm Movin' On', 1979 / Let Music And Recording)
07. The Amazing - Flashlight
(from 'Gentle Stream' album, 2011 / Subliminal)
08. Gold Panda - 4
(exclusive track from Gold Panda's soundcloud page)
09. Jed and Lucia - It's a Wonder
(from 'It’s A Wonder' EP, 2012 / Ubiquity Records)
10. Pazes - Rogue States (featuring Bibio)
(free download, 2012/ Red Bull Music Academy)
11. S. Maharba - Afternoon
(from 'S. Maharba' album, 2008 / BTS)
12. Attitudes - Drink My Water
(from 'Good News' album, 1977 / Dark Horse)
13. Bobby Womack - California Dreaming
(from 'Fly Me to the Moon' album, 1968 / Capitol)
Total time : 42mn24s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Andrew Jervis (The Sport of Selection)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls and photo by Waqas Mustafeez under a creative commons licence

The Sport of Selection is a site maintained by Andrew Jervis and features archives of the weekly Friday Night Session radio show along with reviews, videos, and other musical adventures.

Links
Andrew Jervis / The Sport of Selection : official | facebook | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Andrew_Jervis-California_Dreamin.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Hazmat Modine - Blues & Brass Songbook

Hazmat Modine - Blues and Brass songbook
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-13

We are a kind of post-modern-ethno-Jugband says Hazmat Modine's frontman Wade Schuman in the long interview we've just published (read it here). A man of many passions, Wade composes his unique and rich sound like a golden age painter would choose different colours, textures, frames and materials. It's a variegated world full of strange or mundane animals, filled with tiny sounds from nature. Even if the core of what Hazmat Modine does is blues, the musical influences spectrum and tastes of the band, revealed in this exclusive mix, are almost infinite. You'll meet some longtime Hazmat friends and collaborators (Natalie Merchant, Gangbe Brass band, The Wiyos...)  as well as living or dead harmonica blues legends... Don't miss the band as it is back in Europe this Spring (Gigs details here), beginning its tour in Paris May 24th at Le Studio de L'Ermitage!

Tracklisting :
01. Natalie Merchant feat. Hazmat Modine - The Peppery Man
(From 'Leave Your Sleep' album, 2010, Nonesuch)
02. Son Of Dave - I'm Not Your Friend No More
(From '03' album, 2008, Kartel)
03. Hazmat Modine and Gangbe Brass Band - Man Trouble (live)
(unreleased track, 2010, JARO Medien)
04. The Wiyos - Green Bottle #6
(From 'Broken Land Bell' album, 2009, Wiyos)
05. Hazmat Modine Feat. Kronos Quartet - Dead Crow
(From 'Cicada' album, 2011, JARO Medien / Barbes Records)
06. Trombone Shorty - Hurricane Season
(From 'Backatown' album, 2010, Verve Records)
07. Red Baraat - Chaal Baby
(From 'Chaal Baby' album, 2012, JARO Medien)
08. Alvin Robinson - Down Home Girl
(From 'Shine On' album, 1988, Charly Records)
09. Midnight Eleven - Mine All Mine
(From 'Midnight Eleven' album, 2005, Midnight Eleven)
10. Papa Lightfoot and Sammy Myers - When The Saints Go Marchin' In
(From 'Blues Harmonica Wizards' compilation, 2001, Official Records)
11. Gangbe Brass Band - Gbedji
(From 'Whendo' album, 2004, Contre-Jour)
12. Taraf De Haïdouks - Hora Din Caval
(From 'Honourable Brigands, Magic Horses and Evil Eye' album, 1995, Cramworld)
13. Junior Wells - Snatch It Back And Hold It
(From 'Hoodoo Man Blues' album, 1965, Delmark Records)
Total time : 49mn12s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Wade Schuman (Hazmat Modine) and Nicolas Ragonneau
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links
Hazmat Modine : official | discogs | myspace | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Hazmat_Modine-Blues_And_Brass_Songbook.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:45am EST

Cultures Of Soul - Jungle Funk

Cultures of Soul Jungle Funk
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-09

Cultures of Soul are proud to bring you an exclusive mix featuring unreleased material from the Afro Kelenkye Band. The mix is full of classic and rare african funk. The unreleased material by the Afro Kelenkye Band is being released by Cultures of Soul Records in a two x 45 set housed in a collectible jacket coming out on May 8th. You can pick it up at your favorite independent retailer or directly from Cultures of Soul.

Tracklisting :
01. Afro Kelenkye Band - Munchin' Session
(from 'Jungle Funk' double 7 inch, 2012 / Cultures of Soul) info | buy
02. Wrinklar Experience - I Am A Natural Man
(from 'I Am A Natural Man' 7 inch, 197? / EMI Nigeria) info
03. Stoneface and Life Everlasting -  Agawalam Mba
(from 'Love Is Free' 7 inch, 2011 / Academy LPs) info | buy
04. Afro Kelenkye Band - Mother Africa
(from 'Jungle Funk' double 7 inch, 2012 / Cultures of Soul) info | buy
05. Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Darkness Light
(from 'Darkness Light' compilation, 1999 / Strut) info | buy
06. Afro Kelenkye Band - Jungle Funk
(from 'Jungle Funk' double 7 inch, 2012 / Cultures of Soul) info | buy
07. Joni Haastrup - Greetings
(from 'Wake Up Your Mind' album, 2011 / Soundway) info | buy
08. William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind
(from 'Love's A Real ThingThe Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa' compilation, 2005 / Luaka Bop) info | buy
09. Afro Kelenkye Band - Too Bad Girl
(from 'Jungle Funk' double 7 inch, 2012 / Cultures of Soul) info | buy
Total time : 41mn56s

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

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

Direct download: Cultures_Of_Soul-Jungle_Funk.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

Phil Meadley - Eastern Bloc Rockin Beats DJ Mix

Phil Meadley - Eastern Bloc Rockin Beats DJ Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-04-17

Nascente’s global funk train arrives in Eastern Europe with the release of Eastern Bloc Funk Experience: Psych-Funk, Satellite Soul and Cold War Disco. Having visited the warmer climes of Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean, South Africa and beyond with selectors like Andy Smith, Quantic and Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) on board, Nascente arrives behind the iron curtain and serves up a revelatory new experience.  On this mix put together exclusively for Paris DJs, album compiler Phil Meadley features some of the best tracks from the compilation.
Don't believe the lies you've been reading for so many years; the West was feeding you merciless propaganda! The truth must finally be revealed... Funk was born in the USSR. It was first played and sung by the Red Army Choir in Moscow's Red Square, and after that toured Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, and East Berlin. This CD tells a story that has never been told before; the story of Eastern Bloc Funk. Yuriy Gurzhy (Russendisko)

Tracklisting :
01. Grupa Bluesowa Stodola - Zloto Stu Slonc
02. Piotr Figiel Ensemble (or Zesp) - Agent 008
03. Czerwone Gitary - Coda
04. Marta Kubisova - Tak Dej Se K Nam A Projdem Svet
05. Centrum - Disco King
06. Ljubomir Sedlar - Ingraj Sa Njom
07. Misa Blam - Gorila
08. Uschi Bruning - Hochzeitsnacht
09. The Rebels - Definitivni Konec
Total time : 28:50

Note : All tracks taken from 'Eastern Bloc Funk Experience' compilation, 2012 / Nascente

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Phil Meadley
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Sleeve Design by Swifty (swity.co.uk) - Additional layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Nascente Records : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
Phil Meadley : blogspot | discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Phil_Meadley-Eastern_Bloc_Rockin_Beats_DJ_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:19am EST

Sandra Nkaké & Jî Dru - Inspirations

Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Inspirations - "A Travel Inside Nothing For Granted" Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-04

It took us a year to conceive, write and produce Nothing For Granted, Sandra Nkake's new album, home-made songs that tell individual and collective fates that meet. A new album is an instant. It's a new fire to lighten up. We felt the urge to share the ideas, state of mind, direction and energy we express everyday to redefine our destiny. Here's some of the music we listened to between takes, in the car, on holidays, after the mix, in the street. A musical journey through what fed our fire. (Ji Dru and Sandra Nkake)

Listen to Sandra Nkake's new album Nothing For Granted on jazzvillagemusic.com.

Tracklisting :
01. Intro - (Martin Sheen's monologue from 'Badlands' motion picture by Terence Malick) / Fishbone - Chim Chim's Badass Revenge)
02. Cameo - C On The Funk (from 'We All Know Who We Are')
03. Nina Simone - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Twitter (from 'It's Finished')
04. The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo (from 'Horehound')
05. Tom Waits - Underground (from 'Swordfistrombones')
06. Betty Davis - Anti Love Song (from 'Betty Davis')
07. Rose Royce - Put Your Money Where Your Moth Is (from 'Car Wash')
08. Leon Thomas - Shape Your Mind To Die (from 'Blues And The Soulful Truth')
09. Beck - Que Onda Guero ( from 'Guero')
10. Missy Elliott - Slide (from 'Under Construction')
11. Martin Sheen (from 'Badlands' motion picture by Terence Malick)
12. Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Crazy And Wild (from 'Weather')
13. Leonard Cohen - A Singer Must Die (from 'New Skin For The Old Ceremony')
14. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi - The Rose With The Broken Neck feat. Jack White (from 'Rome')
15. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (from 'Young Gifted And Black')
16. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues (from 'Summertime Blues')
17. The Fatback Band - Mister Bass Man (from 'Keep On Steppin')
18. The Specials - Ghost Town (from 'More Specials')
19. The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton (from 'London Calling')
20. Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down - Nancy Sinatra (from 'How Does That Grab You?')
21. Louis Prima - The Lip (from 'Just a Gigolo')
22. Horace Andy - Darling Dear
23. Terry Callier - You Goin' Miss Your Candyman (from 'What Color is Love')
24. Oumou Sangare - Saa Magni (from 'Oumou')
25. Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You (from 'At Home With Screaming Jay Hawkins')
26. The Roots - Sleep (from 'Undun')
27. Stevie Wonder - Look Around (from 'Where I'm Coming From')
28. Marlon Brando - (monologue from 'Apocalypse Now' motion picture)
29. Lyn Collins - Think (from 'James Brown's Funky People')
30. Abou Djouba - Jaarou (from 'Desert Blues - Ambiances Du Sahara')
Total time : 74:40

Credits :
Designed, selected and mixed by Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru
Photo by Benjamin Colombel (benjamincolombel.com)

Links :
Info on Sandra Nkake's new album "Nothing For Granted" on jazzvillagemusic.com
Sandra Nkake : official | blogspot | facebook | myspace | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Ji Dru : facebook | myspace | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Sandra_Nkake_and_Ji_Dru-Inspirations_Mixtape.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:18am EST

Dustytape - Con Mucho Gusto Vol.6

DustyTape - Con Mucho Gusto Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-31

No Salsa Dura strictly speaking for this new volume of Con Mucho Gusto, but a blend of Latin music which goes from Colombian Cumbia to the Gipsy Disco music with a stop in West Africa, where in the 1960s/70s Cuban music and also Nuyorican Salsa New Yorkean set fire to the dancefloors and inspired local artists. The loop grows bigger but does not close… Que goce!

Tracklisting :
01. Papi Brandao Y Su Ejecutivos - Viva Panama
(from 'Panama! Vol.1 - Latin, Funk And Calypso On The Isthmus 1965-75' compilation, 2010 / Soundway) PANAMA
02. Ambroise Fidegnon - Nonvi Tche Honton Tche
(from 'Ambroise Fidegnon' album, late 70s-early 80s / Voix Africaine) BENIN
03. Los Sander's de Nana - El Tramboyito
(from 'Cumbia Beat Vol.1' compilation, 2010 / Vampisoul) PERU
04. Los Amaya y Su Combo Gitano - Que Mala Suerte la Mía
(from 'Achili Funk: Gipsy Soul 1969-1979' compilation, 2007 / Lovemonk) SPAIN
05. Harold y su Banda - Latino
(from 'Evolucion' album, 1975 / CBS) COLOMBIAN
06 Les Docteurs du Rythme - Ce Pas For Moin
(from 'Haiti Goes Latin' album, 1976 / Ansonia) HAITI
07. Lemaire y su Clan - Mar Y Sol
(from 'Mar Y Sol' 7 inch, 1977 / Unknown label) COSTA RICA
08. Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta - Fiesta de Negritos
(from 'Cartagena! Curro Fuentes and The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72' compilation, 2011 / Soundway)
09 Nelson Ned - No Digas No
(from 'Si Las Flores Pudieran Hablar' album, 1971 / UA Latino) BRAZIL
10 Manu Dibango - Biso
(from 'Manu Dibango a.k.a. Soma Loba' album, 1971 / Fiesta) CAMEROON
11 Orchestre Paillote - La Guinée Moussolou
(from'Sous la direction de Traoré Kélétigui. Volume 1' album, 1967 / Syliphone) GUINEA
Total time : 33:32

The original record cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DustyTape (dustytape.blogspot.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork design by Djouls (parisdjs.com)

Links :
DustyTape : blogspot | lemouching
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Dustytape-Con_Mucho_Gusto_Vol_6.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Beta Hector's Derriere Shakin' R&B Mix

Beta Hector's - Derriere Shakin' R&B Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-24

Bassist, producer and DJ Simon Hill aka Beta Hector is our special guest this week with a groovy' RnB mix! He was the man behind the superb funk and soul Baby Charles album - on Record Kicks. We had Grant Phabao rework one of his tracks into reggae, you can still download it here. He's the bass player in uprising band Derrière, a hot rhythm and blues band who's 2nd single is produced and mixed by our recent guests DJ Format and Simon James of The Simonsound, you can check their mix here.
As Beta Hector he's recently released a stunning Sunbeam Insulin electronic soul long player (on Tru Thoughts Recordings), followed just last week by a limited 7 inch with the exclusive Boi Peixe Theme, a killer laidback afro-latin groover - you can buy it here and there are 300 copies only.

We haven't even talked about the remixes he's putting out there but you gotta try finding his rework of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On... Well there's just so much eclectic creativity in this Beta Hector guy with that we couldn't resist on challenging him with a theme for a mix, and the man delivered the goods right on point. In your face hot and burnin' derriere-shakin' R'n'B!!

"So, I approached Djouls with the concept of doing a Beta Hector mixtape for Paris DJs to celebrate the 7 inch I have coming out on HHV with Quantic, and he discovered that I play upright bass in Vintage Soul / R&B band Derriere. He told me he was really interested in this scene and that Paris DJs could use an R&B mixtape. Well I guess it's a good job that I've been stocking up on this kind of music as well as all the other genres that I like to put into my DJ sets... Of course I had to oblige, so here's my 100% vinyl selection of timeless gems that will take you back almost sixty years. I could bang on about how amazing these records still sound, how they were the precursor for soul, funk and rock music, and how I've included some absolute blues and soul legends in this fine selection, but it's probably best if we just let your ears and your heart decide for you." - Beta Hector

Tracklisting :
01. Little Willie John - My Nerves
(from 'Fever' album, 1956 / King Records)
02. Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's – (Decca 1960)
(from 'Sweet Nothin's' 7 inch, 1959 / Decca)
03. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
(from 'Spoonful' 7 inch, 1960 / Chess)
04. Santo and Johnny - Caravan
(from ' Caravan ' 7 inch, 1960 / Parlophone)
05. Larry Williams - My Baby's Got Soul
(from 'My Baby's Got Soul' 7 inch, 1959 / Chess)
06. Carol Fran - I'm Gonna Try
(from 'Crying In The Chapel' 7 inch, 1965 / Port Records)
07. Nathaniel Mayer and The Fortune Bravos - From Now On
(from 'I Want Love And Affection' 7 inch, 1966 / Fortune Records / Vampisoul Reissue)
08. Gloria Irving - I Need A Man
(from 'album' album, 1957 / Cobra Records)
09. The Shadows - Apache – (1960)
(from 'Apache' 7 inch, 1960 / Columbia)
10. Kip Anderson - I Wanna Be The Only One
(from 'I Wanna' Be The Only One' 7 inch, 1959 / Derrick Records)
11. Joe Dodo and The Groovers - Groovy
(from 'Groovy' 7 inch, 1958 / RCA Victor)
12. Ann Cole - Each Day
(from 'Each Day' 7 inch, 1956 / Baton / Fryers Reissue)
13. Sam Cooke - Tennessee Waltz
(from 'Ain't That Good News' album, 1964 / RCA)
14. The Isley Brothers - Nobody But Me
(from 'Nobody But Me' 7 inch, 1963 / Wand)
15. Derriere - Give It Up
(from 'Give It Up' 7 inch, 2012 / Derriere Music)
16. Jimi Hendrix with Curtis Knight - The Hornet's Nest
(from 'The Wild One…' album, 1965 / Hallmark)
17. The Sonics - The Witch
(from 'Here Are The Sonics!!!' album, 1964 / Norton Reissue)
18. Rufus Thomas Jr. - Save That Money
(from 'Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)' 7 inch, 1953 / Sun Records)
Total time : 44:16

The original record cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selection and mix by Beta Hector (betahector.com)
Artwork design by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Beta Hector : official | bandcamp | facebook | mixcloud | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Beta_Hector-Derriere_Shakin_R_and_B_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

Renegades Of Jazz - Go Jazz Not Ape! Vol.2

Renegades Of Jazz - Go Jazz Not Ape! Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-19

The second volume of the Go Jazz Not Ape! series is now available at Paris DJs (and soon on the Renegades Of Jazz soundcloud). After the great response on the first part it's now time to continue with 30 minutes of Jazz, Funk, Breakbeats and Downbeats. This mix is perfect for a walk or your way to work. Big ups to Paul Curtis (Guitarplayer on the Hip To The Jive album) who recorded some awesome vocals for this. Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. Renegades Of Jazz - Intro
(more info on renegadesofjazz.com, 2011 / Wass)
02. Smoove - Tired Feet
(from 'All This Love That I'm Giving' 7 inch, 2006 / Acid Jazz)
03. Lack Of Afro - Rhythm Come Forward
(from 'My Groove - Your Move' album, 2009 / Freestyle)
04. The Q Orchestra - Ritmo Diabolico
(from 'Journey Through Sounds' album, 2010 / Freestyle)
05. Mo' Horizons - Do The Boogaloo
(from 'Remember Tomorrow' album, 2007 / Agogo)
06. Blend Mishkin - Tuning The Times
(from 'Man Under Influence' album, 2005 / Sirius)
07. Mophono - The Edge (Skip On Beat Remix)
(from 'The Edge' 7 inch, 2008 / CB Records)
08. Ancient Astronauts - What Does It Take For You To See My Heart
(from 'A Decade Of Dope Beats' compilation, 2011 / Switchstance)
09. Skalpel - Break In (Backini Remix)
(from 'Break Out' 12 inch, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
Total time : 31:17

The original record cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Artwork, selection and mix by Renegades Of Jazz
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Renegades of Jazz : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wass | youtube

Direct download: Renegades_Of_Jazz-Go_Jazz_Not_Ape_Vol_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:54am EST

DJ Zhao - Punk In Africa

DJ Zhao (Ngoma Soundsystem, Berlin) - Official Punk In Africa Mix
presented by punkinafrica.co.za / ngomasound.wordpress.com
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-13

When we asked Erik Rug (friend/collaborator/neighbour/resident DJ at David Lynch's club Le Silencio in Paris) for some musical tips for an upcoming 21st Century Afro mix last week, he pointed us right away towards DJ Zhao's Punk In Africa mixtape, demonstrating the connectedness between Rock and Roll and its African roots, between power chords and dance beats, between decades past and today, between defiant youth in London and defiant youth in Zimbabwe - and that the same rhythmic blood and spirit of revolt runs in all of our veins. This mix includes exclusive mashups and re-edits, and goes from Punk to heavily Africanized Rebel Rock to Post-Punk, Dance-Punk, Political Dub, Punk Step, 60s Afro-Garage Techno, Bass Music and beyond, features remixes of Congotronics and a couple of tunes not from the motherland, but surely in keeping with the Afro-Punk spirit. We couldn't thank Erik enough for letting us discover this amazing mix and contacted right away Keith Jones, one of the two directors of the upcoming Punk In Africa movie highlighting the parallels between punk rebellion and the liberation struggle in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and further afield. As a matter of fact, Keith is a big fan of Paris DJs and has been for some time, he frequently plays a couple of Grant Phabao dubs in his own sets, and told us DJ Zhao and himself would be more than pleased to have the mix featured as a guest spot on the site! Well we ain't discussing and waiting any longer, here's the mix as we got it, you'll find plethora of links about the Punk In Africa movie and DJ Zhao in the rest of the entry. Get ready for a big slap in your ears!

Tracklisting :
01. (South Africa) National Wake - Black Punk Rockers
02. (South Africa) National Wake - Mercenaries
03. (South Africa) KOOS - Is Jy N Moegoe
04. (South Africa) National Wake - Dreams In My Head
05. (Zimbabwe) Chikwata 263 - Dudumduri
06. (South Africa) Dread Warriors - Xighangu Xamina
07. (South Africa) National Wake - Tchindi (live)
08. (UK) Andy Moor - From E to F + Pinch - Warlord
09. (South Africa) Kalahari Surfers - Don’t Dance (live) + Bass Boy - Stamp
10. (DR Congo) Docteur Nico and African Fiesta - Save Me
11. (Mozambique) 340ML - Shotgun (Zhao Fix)
12. (Zimbabwe) Evicted - Mapurisa (Remix)
13. (Zimbabwe) Chikwata 263 - In the Jungle
14. (South Africa) National Wake ft. Warrick Sony - Bolina (Kalahari Mix) + Cyrus - Manhatten Blues
15. (UK) Andy Moor - Ella Speed + Unknown
16. (DR Congo) Kasai Allstars - The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi (Bass Clef Remix)
17. (DR Congo) Kasai Allstars - Mukuba Special (Shackleton Remix)
18. (France / UK) DJ Rupture and Andy Moor - Broken Minded
19. (South Africa) Powerage - Waiting For the War
20. (South Africa) Powerage - Freedom + FilthyBeatz - Bounced
21. (Angola) Acromaniacos - unknown
22. (South Africa) KOOS - Ek Is My Dilemma
23. (South Africa) Fuzigish - Burn the Fucking House Down
24. (South Africa) Wild Youth - All Messed Up
25. (South Africa) Wild Youth - Wot About Me
26. (Tanzania) Jagwa Sound System - Watu na Maisha Yao
27. (South Africa) A-Cads - Down The Road
28. (South Africa) The Dynamics - Garlic Baloney
Total time : 75:39

Read more about the Punk In Africa movie and DJ Zhao on the Paris DJs blog.

Links :
Punk In Africa movie : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
DJ Zhao : official | blogspot | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: DJ_Zhao-Punk_In_Africa.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:37am EST

Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall - Modal Gondwana

Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall - Modal Gondwana
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-10

This mix is an absolute bliss when night comes. If you are in jazz - and especially modal jazz - Alice/John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders' legacy, you can't be unaware of trumpeter Matthew Halsall and saxophonist Nat Birchall. In four years only they've released three albums each (separately but playing on each other's albums) through Matt's independant own label Gondwana records, building a superb catalog of soulful and hypnotic music. We've just done a long interview with those mancunians (read it here) and Matthew Halsall has cooked this exclusive gem in which he share horns with his accomplice.

Tracklisting :
01. Matthew Halsall - Music For A Dancing Mind
(from 'On The Go' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
02. Matthew Halsall - Samatha
(from 'On The Go' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
03. Matthew Halsall - The Move
(from 'On The Go' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
04. Nat Birchall -  Ancient World
(from 'Sacred Dimension' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
05. Nat Birchall - Sacred Dimension
(from 'Sacred Dimension' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
06. Nat Birchall - Higher Regions
(from 'Guiding Spirit' album, 2011 / Gondwana Records)
Total time : 48:20

The original record cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Matthew Halsall (matthewhalsall.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Matthew Halsall : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
Nat Birchall : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
Gondwana Records : official | discogs | facebook | flickr | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Matthew_Halsall_and_Nat_Birchall-Modal_Gondwana.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:36am EST

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-06

The collective that includes the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns have just put out a series of rare funk, jazz, soul and world-psych singles compiled as an album (info and free MP3 on nowagainrecords.com). We're celebrating this new Original Raw Soul III album release with an exclusive Afrofunk mix from the great Karl Hector himself! If, like us, you thought that the Jazz Modal du Monde mix he offered last year was one of the marvels of the Paris DJs podcast (one of the 5 most downloaded Paris DJs mixes of 2011), then you're in for another timeless hour.

Tracklisting :
01. Tony Grey - We Got To Know
02. Voices Of Darkness - No One Really Knows
03. Orlando Julius - Ise Owo
04. Johnny Black - Mayi Bo Ya
05. Lantei Lamptey - Noko Nfeemi
06. Cow-Boys - You Never Know
07. Afro Funk - Afro-Funk
08. Wings - Gone With The Wind
09. Noble Kings - Yako Aba
10. Ousmane Kouyaté - Kefimba
11. Rex Williams - Ererimbot Ayafung Oko
12. Afro National - Jokenge
13. Les Vaudou Du Flamboyant - Kogo Ni Toulou
14. T.O. Jazz - Ouwo Adaadaa Me
Total time : 67:28

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Karl Hector (myspace.com/themalcouns)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Links :
Karl Hector : nowagain | facebook | myspaceparisdjs
Now-Again Records : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Soul_Sauvage_d_Afrique.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Lexus Blondin Y Sus Afrocubanos present Afro Cubik

Lexus Blondin Y Sus Afrocubanos present Afro Cubik
A mix of 1950's Cuban-influenced Jazz - Expect Horn Stabs and Spicy Congas Grooves!
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-02-21

For his first appearance on the website, London-based French producer and compiler Lexus Blondin has put together an eclectic, yet very selected mix of Afro cuban jazz. This mix will have you travel back and forth from a pre-revolutionary Havana to a post war New York, a time when record producers were not afraid to think large. Their recipe for a different shade of Bebop? Reptilian brass sections, subtle arrangements written by monuments like Lalo Schiffrin or Chico O' Farril, coupled with the musicianship of talented soloists such as James Moody, Art Blakey, Machito or Cal Tjader. The result was a percussion heavy form of music with which jazz chords and improvisation found a new structure to play around. Four to the floor double bass, swirling trumpet solos, Hard Bop piano chords makes it a delight for Jazz dancers and sample seekers. Beware, this mix is highly explosive, handle with care!

Tracklisting :
01. Cal Tjader - Lucero
(from 'Cal Tjader's Latin Concert' album, 1959 / Fantasy)
02. Lalo Schifrin - Capricho Espanol
(from 'Piano Espanol' album, 1960 / Tico)
03. James Moody And His Bop Men - Tin Tin Deo
(from 'James Moody And His Modernists' album, 1948 / Blue Note)
04. The Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble - Cubano Chant
(from 'Drum Suite' album, 1957 / Columbia)
05. David Amram – Andes Breeze
from 'Latin-Jazz Celebration' album, 1983 / Elektra Musician)
06. Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band - The Legend Of The Atlantis
(from 'The New Continent' album, 1965 / Limelight)
07. Machito Y Su Orchestra feat. Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips And Buddy Rich - Cancion Antigua
(from 'Soul Source' album, 1950 / VSP)
08. Art Farmer and His Orchestra - Alone Together
(from 'The Aztec Suite' album, 1959 / United Artists)
Total time : 30:00

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and designed by Lexus Blondin
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

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

Direct download: Lexus_blondin_Y_Sus_Afrocubanos_present_Afro_Cubik.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:45am EST

DJ Manchild's Disco Dandia

DJ Manchild and HopeStreet Recordings present :  "DJ Manchild's Disco Dandia"
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-02-14

We recently did a focus on Australian label HopeStreet Recordings, reviewing a bunch of 45s from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Bombay Royale, The Cactus Channel and The Putbacks. Hope Street have been working with a couple of Melbourne's most widely travelled DJs and collectors, about getting some mixes together related to their releases, and asked Paris DJs to help spreading the good word. Here's the first one of those mixes, prepared with love by Ethan Hill aka DJ Manchild who's been sorting out and blending some amazing rarities of Bollywood music circa 1965-1985, all off original vinyl, to showcase the sounds that influence The Bombay Royale and the single Sote Sote Adhi Raat. We played this absolute killer Bolywood disco track in our end of the year Block Party 2011 mix and our Indian honcho Djouls is more than glad to have this special treat up on Paris DJs right on for Valentine's Day! There's also a video of DJ Manchild presenting his 12 favorite Bollywood records to check out… Yep this one's dedicated to all the lovers and music lovers out there. Enjoy the love with what might be the best selection of original Bollywood vinyl in Australia!

Tracklisting :
Sorry no info
Total time : 52:50

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DJ Manchild (soundcloud.com/djmanchild)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork borrowed from Babla's Non-Stop Disco Dancing LP

Links :
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Hope Street Recordings : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: DJ_Manchild-Nonstop_Disco_Dandia.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

Adrian Younge's Dark Soul

Adrian Younge's Dark Soul
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-31

Adrian Younge is a man of his word. Last November we did an exclusive interview with Adrian when he released his stunning new album Something About April performed by Venice Dawn (Wax Poetics), in which he promised to build us an exclusive mix. So here is the thing, a short yet solid all-vinyl, mash-up style, romantic soul and cinematic mix.

Sorry, no track listing this time!

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Adrian Younge
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com) Art cover layout by Djouls & Nicolas Ragonneau (parisdjs.com)
Photo by Adam Tillman-Young For NewCultureSociety.com

Links
Check our exclusive interview with Adrian Younge
Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn : discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Adrian_Younge-Dark_Soul_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:53am EST

Hidden Orchestra - Flight Mixtape

Hidden Orchestra - Flight Mixtape
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Tru Thoughts, 2012-01-24

The latest mix from Hidden Orchestra's Joe Acheson celebrates the release of the Flight EP on Tru Thoughts Records - starting and finishing with different versions of title track Flight, with the mixtape speeding up throughout from 70bpm to 140bpm. This feature-length mixtape features an eclectic and intricately-woven selection of music, sound effects, acapellas, interviews, and spoken word.. Hidden Orchestra are touring Europe extensively in February 2012 - Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and for the first time Italy and Greece… Check hiddenorchestra.com for further details, other news and live dates, more free mixtapes and downloads, and all things Hidden. Previous Hidden Orchestra mixes on Paris DJs are available here, here and here. Grab'em all before the FBI does!

Tracklisting :
[00:00] 01. Hidden Orchestra - Flight
[00:01] 02. Shake Keane - One a Week with Water (excerpt from poetry recital)
[02:44] 03. Hamalais-Osakunnan Laulajat - Prelude - Kesa (by Matthew Whittall)
[02:48] 04. Origamibiro - Dissect Ephemeral
[02:51] 05. (interview) - Marke's favourite sound pt.1
[05:19] 06. Hidden Orchestra - The Windfall (Drums-Only version)
[05:42] 07. Hidden Orchestra - Out of Nowhere (No-Drums version)
[06:01] 08. Björk - Hidden Place (acapella)
[07:03] 09. Hidden Orchestra - Stammer (Drums-Only version)
[08:06] 10. Hidden Orchestra feat. Julia Biel - Footsteps (Lost Twin Remix)
[11:40] 11. Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - Long Enough
[11:53] 12. Jeru the Damaja - War (acapella)
[13:51] 13. Origamibiro - Womb Duvet
[14:20] 14. Phuong Dung - Do Ai (Riddles)
[15:36] 15. Joe Acheson - Riddles
[16:59] 16. Long Arm - After 4am
[18:13] 17. The Pharcyde - Runnin' (acapella)
[19:20] 18. DJ Cam - Free Your Turntable And Your Scratch Will Follow
[20:41] 19. Lewis Parker - Shadows of Autumn (acapella)
[23:40] 20. Guru - The Revolutionist (acapella)
[23:41] 21. Madlib - Distant Land
[27:34] 22. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reggae fi Dada (live poetry recital)
[27:37] 23. Boards of Canada - Everything you do is a Balloon
[27:38] 24. Gorodisch - Omaha
[30:08] 25. Madlib - Episode VI
[31:16] 26. Billie Holiday - One, Two Buckle my Shoe
[31:25] 27. Madlib - Slim's Return
[31:31] 28. Björk - 107 steps (acapella)
[34:02] 29. Madlib - Episode XI
[34:40] 30. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy (acapella)
[35:03] 31. Quasimoto - Put a Curse on You (acapella)
[35:04] 32. Controller 7 - Untitled Demo 2
[35:44] 33. Mu-ziq - Hasty Boom Alert
[37:16] 34. Hidden Orchestra - Dust (Drums-Only version)
[37:28] 35. M.O.P. - Pounds Up (acapella)
[40:13] 36. Hidden Orchestra - Dust (Floex Remix)
[43:08] 37. Street Smartz feat. O.C. and Pharoahe Monch - Metal Thangz (acapella)
[45:51] 38. Jaga Jazzist - Real Racecars have Doors
[47:42] 39. Chali 2na - Comin Thru (acapella)
[49:54] 40. Madlib - Static Invazion
[50:22] 41. Talib Kweli - Some Kind of Wonderful (acapella)
[50:39] 42. Controller 7 - Untitled Demo 1
[51:10] 43. Thelonius Monk - Caravan
[52:21] 44. Radiohead - Paperbag Writer
[52:21] 45. Four Tet - Cload
[55:00] 46. Wu-Tang Clan - Chessboxin' (acapella)
[56:25] 47. Peruvian Marching Band - Memphis Soul Stewed
[56:42] 48. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (acapella)
[58:22] 49. Madlib - Funky Blue Note
[59:52] 50. Kuljit Bhamra & Orlando Consort - Tabla Talum
[62:38] 51. Origamibiro - Remnants
[62:48] 52. (interview) - Marke's favourite sound pt.2
[63:39] 53. Xploding Plastix - Kissed by a Kisser
[66:11] 54. Dizzy Gillespie - Jambo
[68:36] 55. Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words
[70:03] 56. Shake Keane - Poetry and Jazz (excerpt from interview)
[72:04] 57. Amon Tobin - The Killer's Vanilla
[73:03] 58. DJ Shadow - Going Nowhere
[74:39] 59. Shankles - Branches
[75:00] 60. Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - Reminds to Teeth
[75:16] 61. Shake Keane - Soufriere (poetry recital and flugal horn solo)
[78:32] 62. (radio documentary excerpt) - Angel Horn - produced by Matt Thompson
[78:44] 63. Hidden Orchestra - Flight (Drums-Only Version)
[78:58] 64. Igor Boxx - Last Party in Breslau
[80:26] 65. Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - 7fingers
[80:57] 66. Profisee - Welcome (acapella)
[83:56] 67. Four Tet - The Butterfly Effect
[86:12] 68. Hidden Orchestra - Flight (No-Drums Version)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Joe Acheson / Hidden Orchestra
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com), using the Blacksod Bay etching by Norman Ackroyd from the Flight EP cover

Links
Hidden Orchestra : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Hidden_Orchestra-Flight_Mixtape.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:13am EST

The Real Tuesday Weld - Radio Clerkenwell Paris DJs Mix

The Real Tuesday Weld - Radio Clerkenwell Paris DJs Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-18

The Real Tuesday Weld were formed by Stephen Coates in 1999 inspired by dreams of crooner Al Bowlly and the American actress Tuesday Weld. They're influenced by 1930s jazz, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone and minimalist electronica and are known for a series of critically acclaimed albums, arts projects and award winning collaborations with film makers. We started spotting them on Paris DJs way back in 2005… and fast forward to 2012 we were glad to be able to interview Stephen last week (read it in english or in french), and managed to get a mix from him cooked especialy for Paris DJs. The Real Tuesday Weld has a new album out, Songs For The Last Werewolf, and Stephen Coates has also a new project and album out, Lazarus and The Plane Crash. We love his neo-retro 1930s/film noir soundtrack/Beatles vibe spiked with English humor, and can't wait to see the band on stage very soon: February 13th at the Comedy Club and february 15th at the Cafe de La Danse, both in Paris!

Tracklisting :
01. Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Girl Of My Dreams
(recorded 1937 for Decca Records, available on 'Angel Heart soundtrack, 1987 / Island)
02. Tom Waits - Green Grass
(from 'Real Gone' album, 2004 / Anti)
03. The High Llamas - Checking In, Checking Out
(from 'Gideon Gaye' album, 1994 / Alpaca Park)
04. Mikael Tariverdiev - Preljudija Dlja Violoncheli I Fortepiano
(from 'Zapomni Etot Mig. Izbrannoe' compilation, 2003 / Bomba Music)
05. Van Dyke Parks - Opportunity for Two
(from 'Jump!' album, 1984 / Warner Bros)
06. The The - Slow Emotion Replay
(from 'Dusk' album, 1993 / Sony)
07. Lazarus Plane Crash - Mating Dance
(from 'Horseplay' album, 2012 / Antique Beat)
08. LaVern Baker - Soul On Fire
(from 'LaVern Baker' album, 1957 / Atlantic)
09. Dinah Shore - Murder He Says
(released 1943 on Victor, reissued on 'L.A. Noire The Radio Tracks' soundtrack, 2011 / Roslin Records)
10. John Harold Kander - The Money Song
(from 'Cabaret' original Broadway cast recording, 1966 / Columbia)
11. (The Real) Tuesday Weld - I Love The Rain
(from 'Where Psyche Meets Cupid' album, 2001 / Kindercore)
12. Yello - Rhythm Divine
(from 'One Second' album, 1987 / Mercury)
13. Backini - Dreamer
(from 'Threads' album, 2003 / Lumenessence)
14. The Puppini Sisters - Crazy In Love (The Real Tuesday Weld Remix)
(from 'Seasons Dreamings' EP, 2008 / Antique Beat)
15. The Clerkenwell Kid - Poker Face (featuring The Salami Sisters)
(from 'Happy Dreams Mass' EP, 2011 / Antique Beat)
Total time : 48:31

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

Credits :
Selected by Stephen Coates / The Real Tuesday Weld (tuesdayweld.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Read the Paris DJs interview with The Real Tuesday Weld : in english or in french.
The Real Tuesday Weld : official | antique beat | bandcamp | blogspot | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Crammed Discs : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Six Degrees Records : official | bandcamp | myspace | soundcloud | twitter |facebook | wordpress | youtube Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: The_Real_Tuesday_Weld-Radio_Clerkenwell_Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Funki Porcini - Accident And Emergence Mix

Funki Porcini - Accident And Emergence
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-11

Ambient/Chill-Out/Downtempo/Eclectic Electronics master James Bradell a.k.a. Funki Porcini has quite a cult following thanks to his 5 albums/15-years long career on Ninja Tune. He's launched in december 2009 his own label, releasing since then no less than 2 albums and 8 singles. His latest album, One Day, has been released just a month ago on funkiporcini.bandcamp.com - and you can stream it entirely there. We got in touch with him last summer, and soon Funki Porcini put himself in a Paris DJs state of mind, and went digging in his crates for this gem of an electronic audio voyage called Accident and Emergence.

Tracklisting :
01. Lazy Fish / Mewark - Comfortable
(from 'Lazyfish / Mewark' album, 2002 / K2 O Records)
02. Cassetteboy - Cool Fighter
(from 'The Parker Tapes album, 2002 / Barry's Bootlegs)
03. Piero Umilliani & His Orchestra - Caravan
(from'Jazz A Confronto No. 35' album, 1974 / Horo)
04. Les Paul - Caravan
(from 'Now!' album, 1968 / Phase 4 Stereo) USA
05. Count Basie and Duke Ellington - B D B
(from 'First Time! The Count Meets The Duke' album, 1962 / Columbia)
06. Earl Bostic - Harlem Nocturne
(from 'Harlem Nocturne' album, 1956 / King)
07. Horace Heller - Ed's Place
(from 'Ed's Place' 7 inch, 1959 / Dollie)
08. Pierre Lavin Pop Band - In Advance (Re edit)
(from 'Music For Dancefloors - The Cream Of The KPM Music Green Label Sessions' compilation, 2000 / Strut)
09. Optronix - Catching A Wave
(from 'Daystreaming' album, 2000 / Scapeful)
10. Interval
('Ma Bell satire' by Murray Gell-Mann, from TED speech)
11. Lazy Fish / Mewark - Ectectbehho
(from 'Lazyfish / Mewark' album, 2002 / K2 O Records) GERMANY
12. Optronix - The Cactus Field
(from 'Daystreaming' album, 2000 / Scapeful)
Total time : 41:57

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Funki Porcini (funkiporcini.bandcamp.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Funki Porcini

Links :
Funki Porcini has a new album out : funkiporcini.bandcamp.com/album/one-day
Funki Porcini : bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | ninjatune | parisdjs | twitter | vimeo | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Funki_Porcini-Accident_And_Emergence_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:09pm 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

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

Il Cinema Secondo Calibro 35

Il Cinema Secondo Calibro 35
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-19

Adesso parliamo italiano… from our strong italian connection comes Calibro 35's founder and mastermind Tommaso Colliva. Tommaso explains in our exclusive interview that he's been a diehard italian soundtrack collector since he was a teen. Then he had the fine idea to bring together great italian musicians and play covers from the maestri (Gianni Ferrio, Bruno Nicolai, Ennio Morricone, etc.) as well as writing compositions inspired by these mentors. The funkiest italian act Calibro 35 was born. For Il cinema secondo Calibro 35 (cinema according to Calibro 35), he's selected his favorite tracks ever to cook the ultimate polizieschi (italian noir movie) mix and unveiled the influences and backgound of Calibro 35's sound. As the famous joke says, "Italians do it better", and it's never been so true!

Tracklisting :
01. Ennio Morricone - Placcaggio
(from 'Il Gatto a Nove Code OST' album, 1970 / General Music)
02. Franco Micalizzi - Hold Up
(from 'Hold Up Istantanea di una Rapina OST' album, 1974 / Carosello)
03. Bruno Nicolai - LK Shake
(from 'Agente Speciale LK OST' album, 1967 / General Music)
04. I Marc 4 - Hyde Park
(from 'I Solisti di Armando Trovajoli' album, 1970 / Cometa Records)
05. Franco Micalizzi - Tira Rezzo O Piscatore
(from 'Napoli Violenta OST' album, 1977 / Beat Records)
06. Gianni Ferrio - La Gabbia
(from 'Big Guns OST' album, 1973 / Ariete Records)
07. Ennio Morricone - Giorno Di Notte
(from 'Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna' album, 2000 / Dagored, licensed from Beat Records, 1971)
08. Scoen - Barman
(from 'Ecologia' album, 1972 / RCC)
09. Stelvio Cipriani - Relax in The Swimming Pool
(from 'La Mano Spietata Della Legge OST' album, 1973 / Cinevox)
10. Gianni Mazza - Eccitamento
(from 'Nervosi' LP, 1972, available on 'Speedball Experience: Early 70s Italian Library Music' compilation, 1995 / Éditions Giaguaro)
11. Peppino De Luca - Il Killer
(from 'L'Uomo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio' album, 1971 / Pegaso)
12. Ennio Morricone - Allegretto Per Signora
(from 'Le Foto Proibite di una Signora Per Bene' album, 1985 / Point Records, recorded 1970)
13. Guido e Maurizio DeAngelis - Sliding Crime
(from 'Roma Violenta OST' album, 1975 / Beat Records)
14. I Marc 4 - Piccadily Circus
(from 'I Solisti di Armando Trovajoli' album, 1970 / Cometa Records)
15. Ennio Morricone - Milano Odia La Polizia Non Puo' Sparare
(from 'Milano Odia La Polizia Non Puo' Sparare' album, 1974 / Beat Records)
16. I Marc 4 - Distortion in My Mind
(from 'I Marc 4' library LP, circa 1970 / Nelson Records)
17. I Marc 4 - Asfalto in Agguato
(from 'I Marc 4' library LP, circa 1976 / Nelson Records)
18. Gianni Mazza - Il Protagonista
(from 'Thrilling' library LP, 1971 / Fly)
19. Guido e Maurizio DeAngelis - Gangster Story
(from 'La Polizia Incrimina, La Legge Assolve OST' album, 1973 / Beat Records)
20. Silvano Chimenti - La Via Della Droga
(from 'Viaggio Attraverso i problemi Dell'Uomo - DROGA' album, 1972 / RomanRecordCompany)
Total time : 57mn01s

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog
Credits :
Selected and mixed by Tommaso Colliva / Calibro 35
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls & Nicolas Ragonneau
Photo by Alice Pedroletti / Alike' Studio

Links
Calibro 35 : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo
Tommaso Colliva : official | discogs | myspace
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Il_Cinema_Secondo_Calibro_35.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Loka - The Daily Bread

Loka - The Daily Bread
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Ninja Tune, 2011-11-15

Loka's discography isn't hard to follow. All of this psychedelic jazz band's records have been released on leading UK label Ninja Tune. It all started with an exclusive, cinematic, trippy track on the label's 10-year anniversary collection Xen Cuts in 2000. Then 4 years later the band released their first single, the marvelous Beginningless, proving once more that Ninja Tune was THE 21st century jazz label at the time. 6 months passed before Loka re-imagined a Blockhead track, Sunday Seance, as a flurry of drums and gorgeous stringiness. Their first album, Fire Shepherds arrives in 2006 and it's just one of the best of the year. In 2007 founding member Karl Webb (formerly from one of our favorite bands, Super Numeri) splits with the group, leaving Mark Kyriacou (keyboards, electronics and compositions) to team up with members of Loka's live band. A new (digital) 3-track single is planned for november 21st, with the band's second album Passing Place to be released the following week. More than 5 years after the first opus, this new recording is another fantastic piece of epic and cinematic UK jazz, which we're celebrating by inviting Loka for this timeless mix, The Daily Bread, cooked exclusively for Paris DJs. A big thanks goes to Ninja Tune's French promo agency, Ping Pong, who hooked us up with Loka for this!! Now let's hope Loka will get to play live in France...

Tracklisting :
01. ‪Alessandro Alessandroni and Nora Orlandi‬ - Arioso Spirituale
(from 'Music For Strange Situations' compilation, 2002 / Hexacord)
02. Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra - Love in Outer Space (alt. take)
(from 'The Night Of The Purple Moon' CD reissue, 2007 / Atavistic)
03. Mike Vickers - In the Beginning
(from 'Electronic Music' compilation, 197? / Standard Music Library)
04. Dungen - Hogdalstoppen
(from 'Skit I Allt' album, 2010 / Subliminal Sounds)
05. Loka - Mirror Image Opposite
(from 'Passing Place' album, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
06. Al Stewart - Turn into Earth
(from 'The Elf' 7 inch, 1966 / Decca)
07. Tussle - Second Guessing
(from 'Telescope Mind' album, 2006 / Smalltown Supersound)
08. George Harrison - On the Bed
(from 'Wonderwall Music' album, 1970 / Apple)
09. Corte Dei Miracoli - …E Verrà L'Uomo (edit)
(from 'Corte Dei Miracoli' album, 1976 / Grog)
10. Loka - The Tower
(from 'Passing Place' album, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
11. Loka - As the Tower Falls
(from 'Passing Place' album, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
12. Basil Kirchin - Prelude and Dawn
(from 'Abstractions Of The Industrial North' compilation, 2005 / Trunk)
13. Krzysztof Komeda - Cul-De-Sac
(from 'Cul-De-Sac' original soundtrack, 1966 / Polydor)
14. Shuggie Otis - XL-30
(from 'Inspiration Information' album, 1974 / Epic)
15. Cluster - Rotor
(from 'Zuckerzeit' album, 1974 / Brain)
16. Noah Georgeson - Shawm Overture
(from 'Find Shelter' album, 2006 / Plain Recordings)
17. Jim Noir - Fishes and Dishes
(from 'Intermission' EP, 2011 / The Noir Club)
18. Scott Walker - Light
(from 'Pola X' soundtrack, 1999 / Barclay)
Total time : 56mn18s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mark Kyriacou / Loka
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls using elements sent by MarkLoka

Links
Loka : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
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Direct download: Loka-The_Daily_Bread.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:39am EST

Eva Be - Straight From The Heart

Eva Be - Straight From The Heart
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-12

We don't have so many ladies in our original mix series, so we are very pleased to welcome on board Miss Eva Be. Eva is not only a modern Louise Brooks doppelganger, she's one of the great figures of the Berlin nightlife since she's been djing for years in the German capital, creating her very own trademark dub-influenced electronic sound. This is obvious in Eva's rather cult LP Moving without Traveling' (2007, Best Seven/Sonarkollektiv). She's back with an exclusive and higly danceable piece of electronica: Hi Paris DJs, this mix comes straight from my heart. It contains all current favorite tracks... and I hope it does well and enjoys the music lovers. Cheers - Eva Be. We're also posting this today because it's Eva's birthday, so Happy Birthday Eva!!

Tracklisting :
01. Crazy P - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
(from 'When We On' album, 2011 / 20:20 Vision)
02. Larse - The More I Want (Elvissa Edit)
(from 'Second Chances and New Romances Volume 1' compilation, 2011 / Noir Music)
03. Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Heimat (Robag's Turmkolle Rekksmow)
(from 'Rebellion Der Träumer Remixes Part 1' 12 inch, 2011 / Connaisseur Recordings)
04. Daniel Bortz and Sascha Sibler - Color of Love
(from 'Color of Love' 12 inch, 2011 / Souvenir)
05. Vincenzo and Talking Pops - Seduction (Jimpster Remix)
(from 'Seduction' 12 inch, 2011 / Dessous Recordings)
06. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Household Goods (Justin Martin Remix)
(from 'Household Goods EP' 12 inch, 2011 / Greco-Roman)
07. James Blake - Limit to your Love (Few Nolder Edit)
(from soundcloud.com/fewnolder, 2011)
08. Catz N' Dogz feat. Paul Randolph - I'm Free (Carl Craig Remix)
(from 'Escape From Zoo Remixes' 12 inch, 2011 / Mothership)
09. SBTRKT - Hold On
(from 'SBTRKT' album, 2011 / Young Turks)
10. Burial + Four Tet - Moth
(from 'Moth' 12 inch, 2009 / Text Records)
Total time : 55mn40s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Eva Be (eva-be.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artcovers layouts by Djouls and Nicolas Ragonneau

Links
Eva Be : official | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | residentadvisor | sonarkollektiv | soundcloud
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Eva_Be-Straight_From_The_Heart.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Mukatsuku - Afro Tropical Special

Mukatsuku - Afro Tropical Special
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-08

Hot on the heels of releasing a 45 re-edit of the now lengendary Brand New Wayo track from Nigerian band Mixed Grill, and a fifth volume of the limited promo 12 inch series Afro Disco Boogie Edits from the GUYNAMUKAT production team, Nik Weston will be playing this thursday at the Jazz Attitudes party in Paris. "A venture into afro bizness featuring some rare tracks from the holy grail Mixed Grill album plus a lovely track from the recent Ebo Taylor album and a smattering of unreleased GUYNAMUKAT afro edits" was the pitch of this mix posted on mixcloud earlier this year. Here's the same mix with some nice remastering for the delicate Paris DJs ears!

Tracklisting :
01. GUYNAMUKAT - Ahhhh Morkendu
(from 'Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume Four' 12 inch, Guynamukat Edits, 2011)
02. Mixed Grill - Funky People
(reissued on 'Nik Weston presents Mixed Grill' 7 inch, 2011 / Mukatsuku)
03. Ebo Taylor - Mizin
(from 'Love and Death' album, 2010 / Strut)
04. GUYNAMUKAT - You Better Know I'M Sayin
(from 'Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume Two' 12 inch, Guynamukat Edits, 2010)
05. GUYNAMUKAT - Afro Heat In Midday Sun
(from 'Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume Three' 12 inch, Guynamukat Edits, 2011)
06. Root Soul - Fuselage [Afro Disco Boogie Mix]
(from 'Nik Weston Presents Root Soul' 12 inch, 2010 / Mukatsuku)
07. Soundspecies - Balafon Jam
(from 'We Came For The Music compilation, 2011 / Boglewaltz)
08. Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra - Legend Of Yoruba Part 2
(from 'Legend Of Yoruba 7 inch, 2010 / Soul Garden)
09. Ikebe Shakedown - Afro Fred
(from 'Hard Steppin' CD-EP, 2009 / Colemine)
10. Ghetto Blaster - Na Waya
(from 'People' album, 1995 / Blackframe)
11. Mixed Grill - Brand New Wayo
(reissued on 'Nik Weston presents Mixed Grill' 7 inch, 2011 / Mukatsuku)
12. Al Gonzalez - El Rumbon (12" Disco Mix)
(from 'El Rumbon' 12 inch, 1977 / Disco International)
Total time : 51mn50s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nik Weston (Juno/Mukatsuku/GUYNAMUKAT)
Audio mastering restoration by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
Nik Weston / Mukatsuku : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Mukatsuku-Afro_Tropical_Special.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

Mais um Gringo presents Tropigringalia

Mais um Gringo presents Tropigringalia
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Mais Um Discos, 2011-10-22

Mais Um Gringo runs Mais Um Discos, a record label for Brazilian artists who fuse styles, disregard genres and irritate purists. Featuring new Brazilian artists influenced by Tropicalia as well as a couple of original nuggets, Mais Um Gringo's Tropigringalia mix is the sound of Tropicalia in 2011 reimagined by a gringo. Mais Um Gringo has just launched the first in a new series of EPs that chart Brazil's many new genres and artists and three tracks from the first EP Mais Um Discos presents Nova-Tropicalia. Boa sorte!

Tracklisting :
01. Tulipa - Pedrinho
(from 'Efemera' album, 2011 / Totolo)
02. Catarina Dee Jah - Sarara
(from 'Mais Um Discos presents Nova-Tropicalia' digital single, 2011 / Mais Um Discos)
03. Kassin+2 - Ponto final
(from 'Futurismo' album, 2008 / Luaka Bop)
04. Os Mutantes - Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor
(from 'A Divina Comedia ou Ando Meio Desligado', 1970 / Polydor)
05. Diego De Moraes e O Sindicato - Animal Irracional
(from 'Parte De Nos' album, 2010 / self-released)
06. Cerebro Eletronico feat. Tulipa - Desquite
(from 'Mais Um Discos presents Nova-Tropicalia' digital single, 2011 / Mais Um Discos)
07. Do Amor - Isso e Carimbo
(from 'Mais Um Discos presents Nova-Tropicalia' digital single, 2011 / Mais Um Discos)
08. Mini Box Lunar - Amarelasse
(from'Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!' compilation, 2010 / Mais Um Discos)
09. Tom Ze - O Sandalo
(from 'Se O Caso É Chorar' album, 1972 / Continental)
10. Lucas Santtana - Cira, Regina e Nana
(from 'Sem Nostalgia' album, 2011 / Mais Um Discos)
Total time : 35mn36s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mais um Gringo
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork image by Derlon Almedia (derlonalmeida.blogspot.com), type by Swifty (swifty.co.uk)

Links :
Mais Um Discos : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Mais_Um_Gringo_presents_Tropigringalia.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:22am EST

DJ Format & The Simonsound - Paris DJs Mix

DJ Format & The Simonsound - Paris DJs Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-10-15

"The Simonsound is Simon James and Matt Ford (DJ Format). Sometimes we make music together and sometimes alone and maybe that's a bit confusing but we don't mind as long as people enjoy the music. When we started making music together as The Simonsound we didn't want people to associate it with the music of DJ Format because it is so completely different but eventually we decided to let people know and just judge for themselves. The mix is a selection of Psychedelic/Electric records from around the world collected by Matt and put together by Matt & Simon. DJ Format's new album A Statement Of Intent is due for release in Feb 2012. Reverse Engineering by The Simonsound is available on Vinyl,CD & MP3." (DJ Format)

Tracklisting :
01. The Simonsound - Intro
02. Klaus Weiss - Jumping Balls (Germany)
03. Triangle - Ponction Binaire(France)
04. Voyage - Outre Tombe(France)
05. Peter Thomas - Coordinates Meeting (Germany)
06. Kids With Guns Skit (Germany)
07. Unity - O Wa Nou Me Nou Ma (France)
08. Equipe 84 - Ladro (Spain)
09. The 31st Of February - A Nickel's Worth Of Benny's Help (USA)
10. Coley - Dirty Jo (UK)
11. Danish Bacon (Denmark)
12. A Bad Trip to the Docteur (France)
13. The Electric Piano Playground - Psychedelic Piano Playground (USA)
14. The Parasites Of The Western World - A Rare Case Of The Blues (USA)
15. Mind Blowing Skit (USA)
16. Krzysztof Klenczon - Nie Przejdziemy Do Historii (Poland)
17. Chrysalis - April Grove (USA)
18. Sam Gopal - Angry Faces (UK)
19. Linn County - Suspended (USA)
20. Phluph - Love Eyes (USA)
21. George & Beatovens - Kde Ticho Umira (Czech Republic)
22. Andre Popp - Piccolo Et Saxo A Music City (France)
23. Rebecca And The Sunny Brook Farmers - Better Dead Than Red (USA)
24. The Split Level - Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses (USA)
25. The Happenings - Imagine (USA)
Total time : 58mn36s

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DJ Format & The Simonsound
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Links :
DJ Format : officialbandcampdiscogs | facebookparisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
The Simonsound : official (1) | official (2) | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | podcast | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: DJ_Format_and_The_Simonsound-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:02am EST

The Greg Foat Group - Sci-Fi Bugalu Mix

The Greg Foat Group - Sci-Fi Bugalu Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-31

In the interview we've just published, British pianist Greg Foat explains he's also DJing in great cities around the world, so we've thought he would be very natural contributor DJ to our great mix series. And indeed he's dug in his fine vinyl collection to cook an exclusive mix he introduces like this:
"The Sci-Fi Bugalu Mix is basically a fun party mix with a touch of sci-fi weirdness. There's a lot of classic soul jazz tracks, a couple of deep funk and crossover tracks, a bit of westcoast and some British library! It's pretty much all uptempo dancers, it's a kind of nostalgic mix to remind me of when I used to DJ out this on vinyl and dance like mad in the late 90's! I also have a lot of fond memories hunting down these records in junk shops, thrift stores, charity shops and record stores".


Check also the Dark Is The Sun album released by The Greg Foat Group on Jazzman Records this year, the reason we got in touch with Greg Foat to begin with and an essential release of 2011!

Tracklisting :
01. Cozy Powell - And Then There Was Skin
(from 'Dance With The Devil' 7 inch, 1973 / RAK) UK
02. Alvin Cash / Scott Bros Orch - Keep On Dancing (Instrumental)
(from 'Keep On Dancing' 7 inch, 1968 / Toddlin' Town) USA
03. The Dynamic Seven - Squeeze Me
(from 'Squeeze Me' 7 inch, 1969 / Sound Stage 7) USA
04. Harvey Scales And The Seven Sounds - Get Down
(from 'Love Itis' 7 inch, 1970 / Magic Touch) USA
05. T.S.U. Toronadoes - The Goose
(from 'Got To Get Through To You' 7 inch, 1969 / Atlantic) USA
06. Jimmy Smith - Funky Broadway (Single Version)
(from 'Respect' 7 inch, 1967 / Verve) USA
07. James Brown - The Popcorn
(from 'The Popcorn' 7 inch, 1969 / King) USA
08. The Beginning Of The End - When She Made Me Promise
(from 'Funky Nassau' album, 1971 / Alston) USA
09. Richard 'Groove' Holmes - No Trouble On The Mountain
(from 'New Groove' album, 1974 / Groove Merchant) USA
10. Joe Thomas - Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)
(from 'Joy Of Cookin' album, 1974 / Groove Merchant) USA
11. Colosseum - Elegy
(from 'Valentyne Suite' album, 1969 / Vertigo) UK
12. John Klemmer - Free Soul
(from 'Blowin' Gold' album, 1969 / Cadet Concept) USA
13. White Noise - Here Come The Fleas
(from 'An Electric Storm' LP, 1968 / Island) UK
14. David Lindup and the Big Band - The Killing Of Brother Dragon (Aka The Zodiac)
(from 'When The Saints Go' album, 1970 / Aristocrat) UK
15. Johnny Hammond Smith - The Sin-In
(from 'Gettin’ Up' album, 1967 / Prestige) USA
16. Lonnie Smith - Can't You Just Feel It
(from 'Finger Lickin' Good' album, 1967 / Columbia) USA
17. The Har-You Percussion Group - Feed Me Good
(from 'The Har-You Percussion Group' album, 1967 / ESP Disk) USA
18. Joe Thomas - Soul Sermon
(from 'Joy Of Cookin' album, 1974 / Groove Merchant) USA
19. The Tsu Toronados - Got To Get Through To You
(from 'Got To Get Through To You' 7 inch, 1969 / Atlantic) USA
Total time : 60mn00s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Greg Foat
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artcover by Nicolas Ragonneau using original pics from classic sci-fi movies (John Boorman's 'Zardoz', George Lucas' 'THX 1138', René Laloux and Roland Topor's 'La Planète Sauvage', Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 'Le Monde sur le Fil') except bottom right © Greg Foat.

Links :
Exclusive mix The Greg Foat Group - Sci-Fi Bugalu Mix
Interview : in English or in French
New album out now : The Greg Foat Group (Jazzman Records)
The Greg Foat Group : discogs | facebook | parisdjs
Jazzman Records : officialdiscogsfacebookmyspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: The_Greg_Foat_Group-Sci-Fi_Bugalu_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:13am EST

J Rocc - Best of Quantic Mix

J Rocc - Best of Quantic Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Tru Thoughts, 2011-10-05

It has been a decade since Will Holland aka Quantic released his first album on Tru Thoughts. Twelve albums later and Quantic has a vast discography; funky, soulful vibes with the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Flowering Inferno's reggae infused dub, cumbia with The Combo Barbaro, and more. The Best Of Quantic album highlights the stunning range of his work, bringing together some of the biggest tracks from across his many projects. To celebrate the release and a decade of music from Quantic, the world famous J.Rocc (one of the finest DJs on the planet), created the Best Of Quantic Mix that perfectly incorporates electronic, jazz, dub, hip-hop, cumbia and the many more styles to come from Quantic over the span of ten years.

Tracklisting :
01. Quantic - Snakes In The Grass
02. Quantic - Cumbia Clash
03. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope
04. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Hands Of My Love feat. Alice Russell
05. Quantic y Conjunto - Cumbia de Dilla
06. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)
07. Quantic - Infinite Regression
08. Quantic - Perception
09. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Left and Right feat. Alice Russell
10. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Cuidad Del Swing
11. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - New Morning (Slow Version)'
12. Quantic And Nickodemus feat. Tempo and The Candela All-Stars - Mi Swing Es Tropical
13. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Tropidelico (Occidental)
14. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro - Enyere Kumbara
15. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro - Undelivered Letter
16. Quantic - Transatlantic
17. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Super 8
18. Quantic - Use What You Got feat. Sonny Akpan
19. Quantic - Sabor feat. Tempo
20. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Get A Move On
21. Quantic - Not So Blue
22. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Cumbia Sobre El Mar
Total time : 39mn40s

Credits :
Selected and mixed by J Rocc who appears courtesy of Stones Throw/Beat Junkie Sound (stonesthrow.com/jrocc)
Artwork by Roland LeFox c/o Sweden10

Links :
New album out now : The Best of Quantic

Quantic : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: J_Rocc-Best_Of_Quantic_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:03am EST

Le Mellotron - From Jazz to Hip-Hop Pt.2

Le Mellotron - From Jazz to Hip-Hop Pt.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-20

The first part of From Jazz To Hip-Hop was so enjoyable we nearly forgot. it was a bit of a lick and a promise without its companion sequel, the one with the samplers. So here's the hip hop answer to the previous jazz selection from Le Mellotron, a mix made with the hip hop tracks which sampled those jazz marvels dug up by DJs who bring proof of their incredible musical knowledge and their knowhow samples-wise. Enjoy this listening session in 2 parts!

Tracklisting :
01. Jurassic 5 - Lesson 6 : The Lecture
(from 'Jurassic 5 EP' 12 inch, 1997 / Interscope)
02. Cypress Hill - Illusions
(from 'Temples Of Boom' album, 1995 / Columbia)
03. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Here We Go Again
(from 'He's the DJ, I'm the rapper' album, 1988 / Jive)
04. The Pharcyde - Runnin'
(from 'Labcabincalifornia' album, 1995 / Delicious Vinyl)
05. Talib Kweli - Shock Body
(from 'Quality' album, 2002 / Rawkus)
06. The Beatnuts - Watch Out Now
(from 'A Musical Massacre' album, 1999 / Relativity)
07. The Wiseguys - Ooh La La
(from 'The Antidote' album, 1998 / Wall Of Sound)
Total time : 28mn12s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Le Mellotron (lemellotron.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
Download From Jazz To Hip-Hop Pt.1
Le Mellotron : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | vimeo
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Le_Mellotron-From_Jazz_To_Hip_Hop_Pt2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

Medline - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump

Medline - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-17

The latin hit Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump is originally inspired by the Soulful Strut instrumental from Young-Holt Unlimited. It was recently getting attention again with the Otto De Rojas Y Los Ultra 76's reissue on the Deja Vu label. In the mix you will hear another cover from Luciano Luciani. French beatmaker Medline has found more versions by others Peruvian bands from the same period, on which Soulful Strut evolves into a totally new dancing style thru the hand of those latin artists. It was for Medline a good pretext to give freshness to his favorite theme making his own version too. The mix was already available on Mixcloud for a few weeks, and this is the fully remastered version by Grant Phabao.

Tracklisting :
01. Grupo Santa Cecilia - Baila Bump
(from 'Baila El Bump' album, 1976 / Orfeon) MEXICO
02. Grupo Santa Cecilia - Yeh Yeah Bump
(from 'Africa Bump' 7 inch, 1975 / Orfeon) MEXICO
03. Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
(from 'Soulful Strut' album, 1968 / Brunswick) USA
04. Luciano Luciani Y Sus Mulatros - Al Ritmo Bump Bump
(from 'El Ritmo Bump-Bump' 7 inch, 197? / MaG) PERU
05. Hugo Macedo Y Orquesta Casino - Bump Bump
(from 'Bump Bump' 7 inch, 197? Caracol) PERU
06. Grupo "Super Star" - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump
(from 'Te Tienen Pisao' 7 inch, 197? / Discos Sono Radio) PERU
07. Los Bumpers - Contonea Las Caderas
(from 'Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump' 7 inch, 1976 / El Virrey) PERU
08. Enrique Lynch Y Su Orquesta - Choca Las Caderas
(from 'Bailemos Bump Bump' LP, 1970 / Sono Radio) PERU
09. Otto De Rojas Y Los Ultras 76 – Choca Las Caderas
(from 'Al Ritmo Del Bump-Bump' 7 inch, 1976 / RCA) PERU
10. Los Bumpers - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump
(from 'Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump' 7 inch, 1976 / El Virrey) PERU
11. Enrique Lynch - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump
(from 'Bailemos Bump Bump' LP, 1970 / Sono Radio) PERU
12. Otto De Rojas - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump
(from 'Al Ritmo Del Bump-Bump' 7 inch, 1976 / RCA) PERU
13. Medline - Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump 2K11
(unreleased, 2011 / Propaground) FRANCE
Total time : 69mn11s

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and designed by Medline (medline.tk)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
About the 'Al Ritmo Del Bump Bump' song : wikipedia
Medline : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Medline-Al_Ritmo_Del_Bump_Bump.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

AM & Shawn Lee - Paris DJs Betamix

AM and Shawn Lee - Paris DJs Betamix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-15

Fine songwriter AM and funkateer Shawn Lee have just released a psychedelic electro-soul record called Celestial Electric on ESL music, loaded with killer tunes. The album was conceived between London and Los Angeles, AM and Shawn Lee sending files to each other until they were happy with the result. You can read the full story in a long and funny 'confessions interview' there. And here is an exclusive mix the two friends cooked, which put a special light on Celestial Electric's influences and background.

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Gianni Safred and his Electronic Instruments - Unexplored World
(from 'Futuribile: The Life To Come' album, 1980 / Folkways)
02. 02:52 The Cyrkle - The Visit (She Was There)
(from 'Neon' album, 1967 / Columbia)
03. 05:03 D.R. Hooker - Forge Your Own Chains
(from 'The Truth' album, 1972 / On Records)
04. 09:07 Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
(from 'French Kiss' album, 1977 / Capitol)
05. 11:48 Chin Chin - Peterdactyl
(from 'The Flashing, The Fancing' album, 2009 / Definitive Jux)
06. 14:33 Fusioon - Tocata Y Fug
(from 'Absolute Belter' compilation, 2010 / Finders Keepers)
07. 17:36 Spatial and Co - Electric Maneges
(from 'Spatial Disco' compilation, 2008 / Electunes)
08. 21:32 Selda - Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
(from 'Selda' album, 1976 / Finders Keepers reissue 2006)
09. 24:12 Jean-Claude Vannier - Je m'Appelle Geraldine (mid-tempo version)
(from 'L'enfant Assassin des Mouches' album, 1966 / Finders Keepers reissue)
10. 25:25 Douglas Wood - Moon Nightclub
(from 'G-Spots' compilation, 2009 / Trunk)
11. 28:02 AM and Shawn Lee - Dillon's Song
(from 'Celestial Electric Deluxe Version' album, 2011 / ESL Music)
12. 31:16 Bell X1 - Flame
(from 'Flock' album, 2005 / Universal Island)
13. 37:24 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round
(from 'Before Today' album, 2010 / 4AD)
14. 42:14 Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
(from 'Private Eyes' album, 1981 / RCA)
15. 47:03 Mario Nascimbene - Shake and Bake
(from 'Cinemaphonic Electro Soul' compilation, 2000 / Emperor Norton)
16. 49:02 AM and Shawn Lee - Jackie Blue (instrumental)
(unreleased version, original from 'Celestial Electric' album, 2011 / ESL Music)
17. 53:46 Michael Leonhart and The Avramina 7 - The Story of Echo Lake
(from 'Seahorse and The Storyteller' album, 2010 / Truth and Soul)
18. 57:57 Sven Libaek - The Story of Echo Lake
(from 'Inner Space' compilation, 2006 / Trunk)
19. 62:24 Connan Mockasin - It's Choade My Dear
(From 'Forever Dolphin Love' album, 2011 / Phantasy)
20. 66:17 Arthur Verocai - Naboca Do Sol
(from 'Arthur Verocai' album, 1972 / Luv'N'Haight reissue 2003)
Total time : 69mn11s

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

Credits :
Selected by AM and Shawn Lee (amandshawnlee.com)
Artwork by Nicolas Ragonneau (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
AM and Shawn Lee : official | facebook | myspace
AM : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | youtube
Shawn Lee : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
ESL Music : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: AM_and_Shawn_Lee-Paris_DJs_Betamix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Anthony Joseph - The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix Part 1

Anthony Joseph - The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix Part 1: From the Plantation to the Revolution
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Heavenly Sweetness, 2011-09-10

A selection of sounds from Anthony Joseph to accompany the release of his third album with the Spasm Band, Rubbers Orchestras. 'Featuring some vintage soca, calypso, steelpan, psychedelic funk, and voodoo jazz; some surprises, some real rarities, some classics, some discoveries', says the British poet, novelist, musician and lecturer born in Trinidad. We had already invited Anthony Joseph for a guest mix on Paris DJs in december 2008, to announce his previous album Bird Head Son. The new one is even more amazing, this time produced by Malcom Catto, who doesn't need any better introduction than the psychedelic funk mix focusing on his works, which we published three years ago already. This new album is out september 12th, and Anthony Joseph will be playing at the New Morning in Paris on september 15th. Tip!

Tracklisting :
01. Batti Mamzelle - Love Is Blind
(from 'See The Light' album, 1974 / Cube Records) UK
02. Andre Tanker - Ya Ya Monde
(from 'Greatest Hits Vol.1' compilation, 2003 / Andre Tanker Music) TRINIDAD
03. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Bonga
(from 'Afro-Bossa' album, 1963 / Reprise) USA
04. Junie - When We Do
(from 'When We Do' album, 1975 / Westbound) USA
05. Brentford All Stars - Greedy G
(from 'A Better Dub' LP, 1978 / Studio One) JAMAICA
06. Carlos Garnett - Uncle Ben And Aunt Jemima
(from 'The New Love' album, 1977 / Muse Records) PANAMA/USA
07. John Klemmer - Free Soul
(from 'Blowin' Gold' album, 1969 / Cadet Concept) USA
08. John Buddy Williams - J'ouvert
(from 'Kaiso album, 1960s / eCaroh) TRINIDAD
09. P. Lindsay and Sandport Chanters - Eti Mama
(from 'Bacchanal Time' compilation, 1978 / Pempaleh) TRINIDAD
10. Love - Seven And Seven Is
(from 'Da Capo' album, 1967 / Elektra) USA
11. Dewey Terry - Do On My Feet (What I Did On The Street)
(from 'Chief' album, 1972 / Tumbleweed) USA
12. Archie Shepp Quintet - Jazz is my religion (Ted Joans Read the Poem)
(from 'Freedom' album, 1967 / Jazz Music Yesterday) USA
13. Maestro - Savage
(from 'Dread Man' 7 inch, 1976 / Kalinda) TRINIDAD
14. Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band - Started Off As A Dancer
(from 'Rubber Orchestras' album, 2011 / Heavenly Sweetness) UK/TRINIDAD
15. Winston Legendre - Africa 1980
(unknown source)
16. Exuma - Exuma, The Obeah Man
(from 'Exuma' album, 1970 / Mercury) BAHAMAS
17. Brother Valentino - Stay Up Zimbabwe
(from 'Stay Up Zimbabwe' 12 inch, 1979 / Makossa) GRENADA
18. Catelli Trinidad All Stars - Woman On The Bass
(from 'Panorama Winners 1980 and 1981' 12 inch, 1981 / Volcano) TRINIDAD
19. Demon Fuzz - Disillusioned Man
(from 'Afreaka!' album, 1970 / Dawn Records) UK
20. Friedrich Gulda - Du Und I
(from 'Vienna Revisited' album, 1969, MPS) AUSTRIA
21. Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson - Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam)
(from 'Winter In America' album, 1974 / Strata-East) USA
Total time : 65mn34s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Anthony Joseph (anthonyjoseph.co.uk)
Thanks to Charlie Turtlecuts for the technical help (turtlecuts.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.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 | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Anthony_Joseph-The_Rubber_Orchestras_Paris_DJs_Mix_Part_1.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:36am EST

DJ Center - Center Bumps - Paris DJs Spécial

DJ Center - Center Bumps - Paris DJs Special (All Vinyl Mix)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Push The Fader, 2011-09-06

DJ Center comes from the now heavy Paris DJs Brooklyn connection. I had discovered him through his former band, Open Thought, way back in 2003... It was a 12 inch called Force of Life, which never left my bag since then. Always a pleasure to play and definitively a killer track. You will find some more very cool stuff in DJ Center's first album, a mostly hip hop global thing called Everything In Time, released on CD in 2010 and on glorious vinyl earlier this year (surely some more coolness will also appear in the upcoming Everything In Time Remixed album). We are definitely humbled and excited to offer DJ Center an opportunity to share his experience in spreading good music made with a lot of love. As the song goes, groove is in the heart.

Tracklisting :
01. Center - Intro / Jerry Butler – I Need You
(from 'The Spice of Life' album, 1972 / Mercury)
02. Ray Barretto - Here We Go Again
(from 'Eye of the Beholder' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
03. Tony Allen - Moyege (Mark's Disco Dub)
(from 'Moyege' 12 inch, 2006 / Honest Jon's)
04. Willie Bobo - Roots
(from Evil Ways' album, 1968 / Verve)
05. Cal Tjader - Amazonas
(from 'Amazonas' album, 1976 / Fantasy)
06. Bossa Rio - Saiupa (Por Causa De Voce Menina)
(from 'Bossa Rio' album, 1969 / Polydor Brazil)
07. The Chi-Lites - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
(from 'A Lonely Man' album, 1972 / Brunswick)
08. DJ Center - You Got the Love feat. Gretchen Parlato
(from 'Everything in Time' album, 2010 / Push the Fader)
09. Rufus and Chaka Khan - You Got the Love
(from 'Stompin' At The Savoy' Live album, 1983 / Warner Bros)
10. George and Gwen McCrae - The Rub
(from 'Together' album, 1975 / Cat)
11. Patrice Rushen - Haw-Right Now
(from 'Prelusion' album, 1974 / Prestige)
12. Tony and Reality - Slipping into Darkness
(from 'Tony and Reality' album, 1973 / Regime)
13. The Chamber Brothers - Funky
(from 'New Generation' album, 1971 / Columbia)
14. James Brown - Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
(from Give It Up or Turnit a Loose' 7 inch, 1969 / King)
15. Erma Franklin - Can't See My Way
(from 'Soul Sister' album, 1969 / Brunswick)
16. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity - Light My Fire
(from 'Streetnoise' album, 1969 / ATCO)
17. Saint Tropez - When You Are Gone
(from 'Belle de Jour' album, 1979 / Butterfly)
18. The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again
(from 'Hurry Up This Way Again' album, 1980 / TSOP)
19. Brenda Russell - You're Free
(from 'You're Free' 7 inch, 1979 / Horizon)
20. Fleetwood Mac - Born Enchanter
(from 'Hero's Are Hard to Find' album, 1974 / Reprise)
21. Anelis Assumpcao - Sonhando
(from 'Sou Suspeita. Estou Sujeita. Não sou Santa.' album, 2011 / Scubidu)
22. Gregory Isaacs - Universal Tribulation
(from 'Soon Forward' album, 1979 / Virgin)
Total time : 61mn29s

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

Credits :
Selected, mixed and designed by DJ Center (pushthefader.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
DJ Center : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: DJ_Center-Center_Bumps_Paris_DJs_Special.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Fab Samperi - 60 Minutes DJ Mix for Paris DJs

Fab Samperi - 60 Minutes DJ Mix for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-28

Some of our listeners might remember a high-quality selection of new and unreleased Funk, Soul and Latin flavoured tunes, mixed by The Captain from Resense Records, aired early 2009 on Paris DJs. Well, the officer has now grown into a full-fledged artist, and he's released under the name Fab Samperi earlier this year, a masterful album of boombastic jazz, latin, hip hop and soul, Power Bossa, out on Agogo Records. We couldn't pass on inviting him back for a new selection of groovy party music, and this one hour DJ set is a new bomb reaching out to set your home dance-floors on fire!

Tracklisting :
00. Intro Sample
01. Sly and The Family Stone - Into My Own Thing
(from 'Life' album, 1968 / CBS)
02. The Sons Of Champlin - Rooftop
(from 'Loosen Up Naturally' album, 1969 / Capitol)
03. Da Wiesel - I Gonna Give It To Ya
(from 'Big Boots' 12 inch, 2009 / Sunsetsoul)
04. Smoove and Turrell - Hard Work
(from 'Slowdown' 7 inch, 2011 / Wass)
05. Crystin - Save A Little Love (Fab Samperi Remix) (Fab's DISCO-Edit)
'(from 'Sylt/Finest Lounge Music Vol.7' compilation, 2010 / Electric Lounge)
06. Mo' Horizons - Cowboy Bossa (Fab Samperi Remix)
(coming soon on Agogo Records)
07. Fab Samperi - Brand New Day featuring Joelistics
(from 'In The River' 7 inch, 2010 / Agogo)
08. Panama Cardoon - Carmen
(from 'Resense 021' 7 inch, 2011 / Resense)
09. The Beastie Boys - Alive vs Alan Hawkshaw - Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue
(from 'Alive' 12 inch, 2000 / bootleg)
10. Stickybuds - Crowd Murder
(from 'Ghetto Funk Presents Stickybuds' 12 inch, 2011 / Ghetto Funk)
11. Bobby C Sound TV - Soul Food Fight
(from 'Ghetto Funk Presents Bobby C Sound TV EP' free download, 2011 / Ghettofunk)
12. Fort Knox Five - Studio Base (DC's Finest Remint)
(from 'DC's Finest Remint' compilation, 2011 / Fort Knox Five)
13. The Whiskey Barons - Esperanza + Fab's Live Touch-effects
(from 'Tumbao EP' 12 inch, 2011 / BSTRD Boots)
14. Basement Freaks - Get Down Boogie (Fab Samperi Remix)
(from 'Get Down Boogie' digital single, 2011 / Jalapeno)
15. 6ix Toys vs Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing (Daigo Re-Bake)
(unreleased re-edit, 2011 / bootleg)
16. Salt'N'Pepa - Shoop (JaPetto Remix)
(unreleased remix, 2011 / bootleg)
17. The Captain - Silver Flame
(from 'Resense 019' 7 inch, 2010 / Resense)
18. Robert Passera - Tee Tee Cocò
(from 'Gringo On the Rocks' album, 2010 / Irma La Douce)
19. Big M Bootie - Soultime
(from 'Big M Bootie Vol.10' 12 inch, 2011 / Big M Productions)
20. Bo Diddley - Itis (Ursula 1000 Rework)
(from 'Ooh La La' 12 inch, 2010 / Muscle Cuts)
21. Ursula 1000 feat. Fred Schneider - Hey You (The Captain Remix)
(from 'Hey You EP' digital single, 2011 / ESL Music)
22. Outlier from The Funk Hunters - You Know What's Up
(free download, 2010, self-released)
23. Breakbeat Junkie - Crazy Jerk
(from 'Boogie Boutique Volume 1' compilation, 2010 / Boogie Boutique)
24. Fab Samperi - Listen Up (Stickybuds D'N'B Demo Remix)
(coming soon on Agogo Records)
25. CMC and Silenta feat. Paul Brenning - Is It True feat. Richard Kim
(from 'Feature Breaks Volume 01' 12 inch, 2011 / Roca Records)
26. Silvio Cesar - Samba Do Carioca (Fab Samperi Remix)
(coming soon on Blue Note)
27. Outro Sample

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Fab Samperi (Resense Records/Agogo Records)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Fab Samperi : discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
The Captain : discogs | facebook | ghettofunk | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Samp Brothers : myspace
Agogo Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter

Direct download: Fab_Samperi-60_Minutes_DJ_Mix_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:20am EST

Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix

Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-21

"The crux of Moroccan music is trance. Trance as a quality in music has always attracted me, whether it's an extended James Brown cut, or something by Fela or Steve Reich. I've always sought out music that allows you to forget where and who you are and to break free from the mind's constant chatter", bassist and Club d'Elf founder Mike Rivard said once. Club d'Elf has just released a new and stunning double-album, Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt), where jazz, freeform improvisation, rock psychedelia, glitchy turntablism and North African trance melt in one single cauldron. This unexpected Trance Mix brings together the band's friends and musicians and its main influences. Besides, we publish a nice interview of Mike to go along with the mix and a short portrait. Pack and be prepared to reach mystical unknown soundscapes!

Tracklisting :
01. Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph - Marahaba (8:20)
(from 'Gift of the Gnawa' / Flying Fish Records 1992)
02. Morphine - Rope On Fire (5:37)
(from 'The Night' / Ryko 2001)
03. Club d'Elf - Sand (5:45)
(from 'Electric Moroccoland/So Below' / Face Pelt Records 2011)
04. Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (Coldcut Remix) (6:10)
(from 'Reich Remixed' / Nonesuch records 1999)
05. Talking Heads - Listening Wind (4:43)
(from 'Remain In Light' / Sire 1998)
06. Mahmoud Guinia - Sast Demanio (9:23)
(from 'Sast Demanio' album)
07. Medeski Martin and Wood - First Light (8:29)
(from 'Radiolarians I' / Indirecto Records 2008)
08. The Master Musicians Of Jajouka - The Middle Of The Night (5:54)
(from 'Apocalypse Across The Sky' / Axiom 1992)
09. We - Illbient (8:09)
(from 'Axiom Dub-Mysteries of Creation' / Axiom 1997)
10. Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi Mint Abba - Hassaniya Love Poem (Wana Laily Ya Allah) (5:19)
(from 'Moorish Music From Mauritania' / World Circuit 1992)

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

Credits :
Selected by Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) (clubdelf.com)
Mix and Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by NR

Club d'Elf Links :
official | audio archive | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | wordpress | youtube

Direct download: Mike_Rivard_Club-_d_Elf-The_Trance_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

Le Mellotron - From Jazz To Hip Hop

Le Mellotron - From Jazz To Hip Hop
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-16

It's not news and even less an insult to say that hip-hop drew from the jazz catalog to build its empire. Le Mellotron picks in the hidden side of its Original Samples to deliver to their friends of Paris DJs a mix made up essentially of jazz tracks, dust-cleaned by the hip-hop movement, and quite often magnificiently emphasized. Will you be able to find which fantastic diggers went on a quest for the perfect sample that led them to the tracks played in this mix? We're letting you wonder… Answers will be published early september.

Ce n'est pas une nouvelle et encore moins une insulte lorsque l'on dit que le hip-hop a puise dans le repertoire du jazz pour fonder son empire. Le Mellotron pioche dans la face cachee de ses Original Samples pour livrer a ses amis de Paris DJs un mix compose essentiellement de titres jazz dépoussieres par le mouvement hip-hop et souvent magnifiquement mis en valeur. Saurez-vous retrouver ces diggers hors pairs partis a la recherche du sample parfait? On vous laisse mijoter… Reponse debut septembre.
(Le Mellotron)


Tracklisting :
01. Bjorn Jason Lindh - Daphnia
(from 'Ramadan' album, 1971 / Metronome)
02. Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango
(from 'Good Vibes' album, 1971 / Atlantic)
03. Bob James - Westchester Lady
(from 'Three' album, 1976 / CTI)
4. Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa - Saudade Vem Correndo
(from 'Jazz Samba Encore!' album, 1963 / Verve)
5. Gap Mangione - Boys With Toys
(from 'Diana In The Autumn Wind' album, 1968, GRC)
6. Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Hijack
(from 'The Disco Disque' album, 1975 / Project 3 Total Sound)
7. Ramsey Lewis - Respect
(from 'Up Pops Ramsey Lewis', 1967 / Cadet)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Le Mellotron (lemellotron.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
Le Mellotron : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | vimeo
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Le_Mellotron-From_Jazz_To_Hip_Hop.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

An Introduction to The Hifivers

An Introduction to The Hifivers
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-07

Today we put the spotlight on Michael Treetop Voos, who played trumpet with The Poets of Rhythm all through the 90s. He just launched a new project, The Hifivers, a ten-piece soul combo from Germany, and cooked especially for Paris DJs this introduction made up from his past and influences, mixed with a few tracks from the first self-released EP from his new band (available on Juno). We'll be putting up soon a free track from the second EP The Hifivers have just finished recording so stay connected...

Tracklisting :
01. Dynamic Soundmakers - On The Run (Chase Theme)
(from 'Original Raw Soul Vol. II - Into Space And Time' compilation, 1997 / Soulciety)
02. Archie Shepp - Blues For Brother George Jackson
(from 'Attica Blues' album, 1972 / Impulse!)
03. The Hifivers - Don't Step
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
04. Millie Jackson - You Created A Monster
(from 'Feelin' Bitchy' album, 1977 / Spring Records)
05. The Hifivers - Got Myself Some Bucks
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
06. Doug Carn - Sweet Season
(from 'Adam's Apple' album, 1974 / Black Jazz)
07. The Hifivers - Watusi
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
08. The Poets Of Rhythm - Guiding Resolution
(from 'Discern/Define' album, 2001 / Ninja Tune)
09. Faruk Green - The Insane Bus Driver
(from 'Faith' 7 inch, 1997 / 33rpm Records)
10. Ebo Taylor - Victory
(from 'Love And Death' album, 2010 / Strut)
11. 3 S.T. - Rock Da Riddim
(from 'Demo' promo CD, 2011 / self-released)
12. The Poets Of Rhythm - Break Down the Tighten Up
(from 'Gauloises Blondes presents' promo CD, 1995 / Soulciety)
13. The Hifivers - What You Lookin' At?
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Michael Treetop Voss from The Hifivers (myspace.com/treetopvoss)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
The Hifivers : official | discogs | facebook | juno | myspace
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: The_Hifivers-An_Introduction_Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

Versus - Paris DJs Extra Flavor Mix

Versus - Paris DJs Extra Flavor Mix
Selected by Donnie Bass, mixed by Jesus Crise
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-07-19

The Versus French band has only limited a few EPs out right now, but a full-length album is scheduled for this autumn! This band includes some of our long-time friends and collaborators so we're quite proud to have them here as guests. Besides the obvious Herbaliser Band influcences, their music is a real French take on Manchester's mid 90s hip hop/club scene from Grand Central, Ninja Tune, Rob's Records, etc. Here's a snapshot of their vision of today's music, with featurings from Dunham Records, Tru Thoughts, Ubiquity, Record Kicks and a few others...

Tracklisting :
[00:00] 01. Sneaky - Beduija vs Versus - Mr Blue // Sunday Best
[03:22] 02. 3 Titans - The Life Of A Scholar // Dunham
[05:55] 03. TM Juke and The Jack Baker Trio - Spread It On feat. Alice Russell // Tru Thoughts
[10:50] 04. Old Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimy Ya (Remix) // Elektra
[14:57] 05. Refractory - Bistro // Under Cover
[18:27] 06. The Lions - Think // Ubiquity
[22:35] 07. The Bamboos - Can't Help Myself feat. Ty // Tru Thoughts
[25:59] 08. Menahan Street Band - The Wolf // Dunham
[28:55] 09. Shaolin Temple Defenders - Take It Slow feat. Gab // Soulbeats
[32:16] 10. The Liberators - Rags To Riches // Record Kicks
[36:56] 11. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Tablacadabra vs Beastie Boys - Intergalactic // Ubiquity
Total running time : 40:13

Credits :
Selected by Donnie Bass, mixed by Jesus Crise from Versus
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Links
Versus : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Versus-Paris_DJs_Extra_Flavor_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Hidden Orchestra - Outlook Festival Mixtape

Hidden Orchestra - Outlook Festival Mixtape
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Tru Thoughts, 2011-07-20

This new and third incredible Hidden Orchestra mix doesn't fit in the same bag as the Footsteps or Night Walks On Vinyl mixtapes previously offered on Paris DJs. It's more of a 140 BPM beats kind of affair cooked especially to announce Hidden Orchestra's upcoming live gig at the Outlook Festival 2011 in Croatia this september, Europe's largest bass music and soundsystem culture festival!!

Having shared stages with names like Bonobo, Aim, The Bays and Gilles Peterson it's about time Outlook got this interesting Scottish Band down. Combing jazz with cinematic emotions the four piece band draw influence from Radiohead, Madlib, Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. As well as two live drummers the band trigger live samples and use live instrumentation on Cello and Brass. Their debut album Night Walks was funded by the Scottish Arts Council and features guest appearances from distinguished Scottish musicians. Released on Brighton based label Tru Thoughts, Night Walks shows off energetic originality unlike any other band.

Tracklisting :
[00:00] 01. Nils Frahm and Anne Muller - Journey For A Traveller (Erased Tapes)
[00:02] 02. Peter Guy Manners, M.D. - Bringing Matter To Life With Sound (Hans Jenny cymatics film introduction)
[00:33] 03. Hidden Orchestra - Flight (beats only version) (Tru Thoughts)
[03:57] 04. Headhunter - Prototype (Tempa)
[04:01] 05. Buju Banton - Untold Stories (acapella) (Penthouse)
[08:07] 06. Xploding Plastix - I Want My Violence Back (Beatservice)
[09:31] 07. The Frames - Giving It All Away (ZTT)
[10:13] 08. Dream Warriors - My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style (Island)
[11:09] 09. Breathaliser - Spelt with a K (White Label)
[13:03] 10. Jake Thackray - The Lodger (EMI)
[13:53] 11. Profisee - Movin (Hidden Orchestra version) (Cloak X Dagger)
[18:21] 12. The Clouds - Elders (Wadadda refix) (Jahtari)
[19:55] 13. Mungo's Hi Fi - Babylon (Scrub-a-Dub)
[20:24] 14. Portishead - Glory Box (acapella) (Go! Beat)
[24:04] 15. Truth - Terror Planet (Aquatic Lab)
[24:44] 16. Life - Moviedrome (acapella) (Zebra Traffic)
[26:07] 17. Mos Def - Mathematics (acapella) (Rawkus)
[26:35] 18. Joanna Newsom - Book of Right On (Waddada 'Shallow refix') (Drag City)
[28:35] 19. Xploding Plastix - Devious Dan (Beatservice)
[30:04] 20. Two Fingers (feat. Sway) - Straw Men (Big Dada / Cloak X Dagger)
[30:24] 21. DFRNT - Entrance (Cloak X Dagger)
[32:55] 22. Nedry - Condors (Cload X Dagger)
[35:29] 23. Mos Def - Mathematics (acapella) (Rawkus)
[37:03] 24. Mobb Deep - It's Mine (acapella) (Loud)
[37:15] 25. Asian Dub Foundation - London to Shanghai (Cooking Vinyl)
[38:10] 26. Process Rebel - Dem Outta Here (Cloak X Dagger)
[39:10] 27. Diana Ross and The Supremes - My Favourite Things (acapella) (Motown)
[40:37] 28. Tomas Dvorak - Pipe Wrench Dubstep (Inner_fx / Minority)
[42:50] 29. Hidden Orchestra - The Windfall (Tru Thoughts)
[47:32] 30. Asian Dub Foundation - TH9 (Nation)
[50:58] 31. Radiohead - Wierd Fishes (Joe Acheson refix) (XL)
[51:06] 32. Nas - Second Childhood (acapella) (Xclusive)
[52:22] 33. Massive Attack - Teardrop (acapella) (Virgin)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Joe Acheson / Hidden Orchestra
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com), using a photo by Alexandre Dell'Olivo (facebook.com)

Links
Outlook Festival : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Hidden Orchestra : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | etchshop | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Hidden_Orchestra-Outlook_Mixtape.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Nanny Tango's Radiophonic Jazz - Mixed by Alan Gubby

Nanny Tango Radiophonic Jazz - mixed by Alan Gubby
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Nanny Tango, 2011-07-12

Alan Gubby aka Jung Collective has recorded for some of the finest electronic and jazz labels in the UK including The Leaf Label, his own Nanny Tango, Tru Thoughts, Soul Jazz, Cup Of Tea, Melt 2000 and many others. He writes and produces most of the material but is assisted by a talented and ever-evolving 'collective' of musicians and performers... We remembered him playing some of our tracks on his Nanny Tango Radio show and couldn't pass on inviting him on Paris DJs. Alan worked a LOT on his mix, and sent us this extravaganza of Radiophonic Jazz, a marvel to relish, perfectly suited for the upcoming lazy summer nights.

Tracklisting :
01. The Jimmy Haskell Orchestra - Blast Off! - Cherry Red
02. Silver Apples - Lovefingers - MCA
03. John Matthews - Banshee Boogie - Trunk
04. Ennio Morricone - Placcaggio - Ipecac
05. Raymond Scott - Limbo: The Organised Mind - Basta
06. Tony McPhee - The Hunt (Jung Collective Edit) - Talking Elephant / Nanny Tango (exclusive)
07. The Black Cat - Numbers feat. Rare Moods and Dom Farkas - Colored Inc.
08. Francois de Roubaix - Les Pirates - Editions Francis Dreyfus
09. Tongues Of Fire - Pathway - Nanny Tango (exclusive)
10. Sven Libaek - In The Wave - Trunk
11. The Advisory Circle - Seasons Change - Ghost Box
12. Enrico Simonetti with Goblin - Drugs Theme - Cherry Red
13. Jon Kennedy - Live Test - Organik
14. Raymond Scott - General Motors: Futurama - Basta
15. Roger Roger - Rhythm 1 - Lo
16. Douglas Wood - Romantic Sway - Trunk / Studio G
17. Miles Davis - Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts - Columbia
18. Ron Geesin - Syncopot - Cleopatra
19. Johnny Hawksworth - Roobarb and Custard - De Wolfe
20. Jung Collective - Just For John - Nanny Tango (exclusive)
21. Goblin - Death Dies - DRG
22. Raymond Scott - Auto Lite: Wheels - Basta
23. Superspirit - We Are The Stars - Tummy Touch
24. Wavemaker - Tunnel Of Love - Electrophon / Polydor
25. The Sounds Of Tomorrow - The Diamond - Cherry Red
26. John Baker - COI Technology Pavilion - Trunk
27. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (7" edit) - Manticore
28. Thomas Dissevelt - Ignition - Phillips
29. Jean Francis Engel - Knitting - Crate Snatcher
30. Lab Rat - Ha! Why E (Jung Collective Rehash) - Nanny Tango (exclusive)
31. John Baker - Vendetta: The Sugar Man - Trunk
32. Belbury Poly and Moon Wiring Club - Portals and Parallels - Ghost Box
33. John Baker - The Caves Of Steel - Trunk
34. Jung Collective - The Wicker Man (Rampant Rabbit Mix) - Nanny Tango (exclusive)

Credits :
Mix produced by Alan Gubby at Nanny Tango, England - May 2011
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
Alan Gubby / Nanny Tango : official | discogs | facebook | google site | myspace | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: Alan_Gubby-Nanny_Tango_Radiophonic_Jazz.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Sol Vibrations

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Sol Vibrations
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Names You Can Trust, 2011-07-04

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition's hard to find and limited singles released on their label Names You Can Trust have always been heavily recommended in our books. We played their 2007 self-titled 12 inch on 21st Century Latin Vol.3 (in january 2009), their 2008 Guajira 7 inch on Latin Dance Party (in february 2009), and their 2008 Salsa Verde 7 inch on 21st Century Latin Vol.8 (in november 2009)!! GRC is a duo comprised of E's E and Monk One and we first heard from them thru releases on Fat City Recordings or Bastard Jazz... They're at the forefront of electronic cumbia and salsa, operating from Brooklyn, NY, and their label's 3 new cumbia vinyl 45s from Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, Frente Cumbiero and Doctor Stereo are all killer, no filler!!

Tracklisting :
01. Marius Cultier - Easy // Magidisco
02. Los Profetas del Ecuador - Tabaco y Ron // Estelar
03. Carlitos Martinez y Sus Muchachos - La Negra Cumbiambera // Fuentes
04. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Regresar a Cali // Names You Can Trust // info
05. The Latin Brothers - El Son del Caballo // Fuentes
06. The Whiskey Barons - Gordo y Sabroso // Bstrd Boots // info
07. DJ Day - Kossa // Anthem // info
08. Scorpio - Tande // Macaya
09. Sol Junkies feat. Jeremy Ellis (John Beltran's Latin Project) - Return Of The Sun (Drum Junkie Mix) // Groovia Sound Project // info
10. Electric Five Samba - Exotica // Enlace Funk // info
11. Nickodemus - Conmigo (E's E Remix) // Wonderwheel // info
12. Los Mirlos - Kung Fu Chino // INS
13. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Colombia // No Names // info
14. Doctor Stereo - La Cumbia Perdida // Names You Can Trust // info
15. Doctor Stereo - La Cumbia Perdida (Tahira's Afro-Cumbia Remix) // Names You Can Trust // info
16. La Mucura - Cumbia Sobre El Mar // Vitin
17. Romanowski - Sol Cumbia // Bastard Jazz // info
18. Juan Piña con La Revelación - Virgenes Del Sol // Zeida
19. Frente Cumbiero - Aguanegra // Unreleased // info
20. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra - Young Folks // No Names // info
21. Doctor Stereo - Que Bonito Amor // NYCTrust Digital // info
22. Bio Ritmo - Dina's Mambo (E's E Remix) // Electric Cowbell // info

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by E's E for Names You Can Trust (nyctrust.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition : bandcamp | discogs | myspace
Names You Can Trust : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Greenwood_Rhythm_Coalition-Sol_Vibrations.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

DJ Chicken George - Peddlin' 45s for Paris Mix #2

DJ Chicken George - Peddlin' 45s for Paris Mix #2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-20

We introduced you to DJ Chicken George from Austin, Texas, in April this year with his first volume of Peddlin Jazztronica 45s, a unique style incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music, in a special series for Paris DJs focusing on the 7 inch format... Mixing the old - Ronnie Laws, Curtis Mayfield, Kool & The Gang, etc. - with the new - Mayer Hawthorne, Marc Mac, Kenny Dope, Quantic, etc. - but always staying faithful to the vinyl medium!

Tracklisting :
01. Ronnie Laws and Pressure - Tidal Wave
(from 'Always There' 7 inch, 1976 / Blue Note)
02. Curtis Mayfield - Right On For The Darkness
(from 'Kung Fu' 7 inch, 1974 / Curtom)
03. Dennis Coffey feat. Mayer Hawthorne - All Your Goodies Are Gone
(from 'All Your Goodies Are Gone' 7 inch, 2011 / Strut)
04. Mocambo - The Next Message (Kenny Dope Mix)
(from 'The Next Message' 7 inch, 2008 / Kay-Dee Records)
05. Marc Mac presents Visioneers - Apache
(from 'Apache' 7 inch, 2011 / BBE)
06. DJ Lefto - Bonku (Lefto Edit)
(from 'Hooligan' 7 inch, 2009 / Hooligan)
07. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - Enyere Kumbara
(from 'Linda Morena' 7 inch, 2009 / Tru Thoughts)
8. Kool and The Gang - Who's Gonna Take The Weight (Part One)
(from 'Who's Gonna Take The Weight' 7 inch, 1971 / De-Lite Records)
9. Ju-Par Universal Orchestra - Time
(from 'Funky Music 7 inch, 1976 / Ju-Par Records)

Note : ALL VINYL 45s Jazztronica! Mix. All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DJ Chicken George
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

DJ Chicken George Links
Peddlin 45s for Paris #1
For more Vibes + Positive Rhythms visit :
djchickengeorge.com
djchickengeorge.podomatic.com
twitter.com/djchickengeorge
soundcloud.com/djchickengeorge
facebook.com/pages/DJ-CHICKEN-GEORGE/50167195189

Direct download: DJ_Chicken_George-Peddlin_45s_For_Paris_Mix_2.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:49am EST

Antal - Diggin' In Sao Paolo

Antal - Diggin' In Sao Paolo
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-14

Today we're introducing you to some friends of ours from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Antal runs the Rush Hour label, record store and distributor. With KC the Funkaholic, he's also running the Kindred Spirits label, which released many essential albums lately, from Jungle By Night, Woima Collective, Build An Ark or Carlos Nino for example... Antal went to Sao Paolo for a Dutch/Brasil cultural exchange program at the Bienal 2010. While there, he spent most of his days in record stores, here are some of the tunes he found. Unfortunately no tracklist...

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Antal (Rush Hour/Kindred Spirits)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Links :
Antal : facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
Kindred Spirits : official | discogs | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Rush Hour : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter

Direct download: Antal-Diggin_In_Sao_Paulo.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:22am EST

Psycut & Switch "Groov" Exp. - Pharoah's Spirit

Psycut and Switch "Groov" Exp. - Pharoah's Spirit
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-07

Vincent and Arnaud, better known as Psycut and Switch 'Groov' Exp., from the Jazz Attitudes collective, have a cool party upcoming in Paris this Sunday evening (june 12) at La Java. They also will be releasing a brand new 12 inch on Bab Musique, Bon Tres Bien, the first EP on their label and a killer jazz/latin/broken swingin' dancefloor piece with a Simbad remix! We're celebrating both events with this exclusive mix of jazz, hip hop and soulful house cooked by the joyful duo...

Tracklisting :
01. Yusef Lateef - Sister Mamie
(from 'Live At Pep's' album, 1964 / Impulse!)
02. John Coltrane - Acknowledgement
(from 'A Love Supreme' album, 1965 / Impulse!)
03. Da Nuthouse - A Luv Supream
(from 'A Luv Supream' 12 inch, 1998 / Fondle 'Em)
04. IG Culture - Consumed / Any Questions
(from 'Zen Badizm' album, 2008 / Freedom School)
05. Flying Lotus - Auntie's Harp
(from 'Los Angeles' album, 2008 / Warp)
06. Pharoah Sanders - Summun Buknun Umyun
(from 'Deaf Dumb Blind' album, 1970 / Impulse!)
07. Unity - Reunion
(from 'Blow Thru Your Mind' album, 1974 / EPI Records)
08. Dollar Brand - Black Lightning
(from 'Black Lightning' album, 1976 / The Sun)
09. Azar Lawrence - Bridge into the New Age
(from 'Bridge Into The New Age' album, 1974 / Prestige)
10. Nate Morgan - Mrafu
(from 'Journey Into Nigritia' album, 1983 / Nimbus)
11. Sleep Walker - Wind feat. Yukimi Nagano
(from 'Wind' 12 inch, 2007 / Especial)
12. Pharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammed - You've Got To Have Freedom
(from 'Africa' album, 1987 / Timeless Records)
13. Norman Connors - Mother of the Future
(from 'Slewfoot' album, 1974 / Buddah)
14. The Detroit Experiment - Think Twice
(from 'The Detroit Experiment' album, 2007 / Ropeadope)
15. Tribe - Livin'in a New Day (C2 remix)
(from 'Vibes From The Tribe' 12 inch, 2008 / Planet E)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Psycut (Jazz Attitudes) and Switch "Groov" Exp. (Bab Musique)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier, using a photo by Quentin LeBoucher

Links :
Psycut : soundcloud | twitter | myspace | facebook
Switch 'Groov' Exp. : official | soundcloud | twitter | facebook

Direct download: Psycut_and_Switch_Groov_Exp-Pharoahs_Spirit.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:17am EST

Karl Hector - Jazz Modal du Monde

Karl Hector - Jazz Modal Du Monde
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-03

Karl Hector plays in various bands we admire at Paris DJs: The Poets of Rhythm, The Whitefield Brothers, Afrobeat Academy with Ebo Taylor... He released with The Malcouns in 2008 one of the albums of the year, Sahara Swing, and has just issued Tamanrasset on Now-Again Records, a fantastic EP with 5 new tracks of Afrodelic kraut-funk. He'll be paying with Ebo Taylor tonight in Paris for Radio Nova's Nuits Zebrees and there are many other dates scheduled in France and Europe until August (check the rest of this entry). All this calls for celebration so here's an exclusive new mix, all trippy modal jazz, the perfect soundtrack for a Paris DJs night mood...

Tracklisting :
01. Nadi Qamar - After Glow
(from 'The Nuru Taa African Musical Idiom: Played on the Mama-Likembi' album, 1975 / Folkways)
02. East New York Ensemble De Music - Mevlana
(from 'At The Helm' album, 1974 / Folkways)
03. Art Blakey - Obirin African
(from 'The African Beat' album, 1962 / Blue Note)
04. Sun Ra - Mayan Temples
(from 'Of Mythic Worlds album, 1980 / Philly Jazz)
05. Okay Temiz / Johnny Dyani - Sark Gezintileri
(from 'Witchdoctor's Son' album, 1976 / Yonca)
06. Claude Delcloo / Arthur Jones - Africanasia (Part 1)
(from 'Africanasia' album, 1969 / BYG)
07. Bilal Abdurahman - Tone Poem Mysterioso
(from 'Innovative Rhythmic and Tonal Textures for Developing Creative Motor Skill Activities' album, 1976 / Folkways)
08. Maffy Falay / Sevda - Tamzara
(from 'Jazz I Sverige '72' album, 1972 / Caprice)
09. Toni Esposito - Processione Sul Mare
(from 'Processione Sul Mare' album, 1976 / Numero Uno)
10. Lloyd Miller - Hue Wail
(from 'Oriental Jazz' album, 1969 / East West)
11. Mulatu Astatke - Kulunmanqueleshi
(from 'Mulatu Of Ethiopia' 1972 / Worthy)
12. Girma Beyene - Ene Negne By Manesh
(from 'Enken Yelelebish' 7 inch, 1969 / Amha)
13. Sun Ra - Aiethiopia
(from 'The Nubians of Plutonia album, 1966 / Impulse)
14. Munir Bechir and his Quartet - Iraqui Dabka
(from 'Babylon Mood' album, 1972 / Parlophone)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected, mixed and audio mastering by Karl Hector (myspace.com/themalcouns)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier, using the cover artwork from Le Peuple LP

Links :
Karl Hector : myspace.com/themalcouns | myspace.com/saharaswing
Now-Again Records (label) : nowagainrecords.com | myspace.com/nowagainrecords | facebook.com/nowagainrecords | twitter.com/nowagain | myspace.com/nowagainrecords
Karl Hector on Paris DJs : Karl Hector Show Part 2.a | Karl Hector Show Part 2.b | Tamanrasset, the new EP from 2011 | the Sahara Swing album

Ebo Taylor and Afrobeat Academy on tour this summer in Europe :
25th May - Gotakaellere, Stockholm, SW
26th May - Circolo deli Artisti, Roma, IT
27th May - Novarra Jazz, Milan, IT
28th May - Hiroshima Mon Amour, Torino, IT
03rd June - Radio Nova Les Nuits Zebrees - Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, FR
04th June - Jazz Sous Les Pommiers , Coutances, FR
09th June - Festival Contretemps, Strasbourg, FR
10th June - Festival Alter-Ego, Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
17th June - Festival Les Invites, Villeurbanne, FR
21th June - Jazz a la Defense, Paris, FR
28th June - Sommarscen, Malmoe, SW
01st July - Eysines Goes Soul, Bordeaux, FR
02nd July - Sun Flower Festival, Fleurus, BE
05th July - Jazz a Vienne Festival, FR
06th July - Jazz Festival, Copenhagen, DK
10th June - Maribord Festival, Lent, SI
14th July - Barbican w/ Fools Gold, London, UK
24th July - Festival Musica Do Mondon, PT
28th June - Tempo Rives, Angers, FR
31st June - Womad Festival, UK
04th August - Fiesta Sete, Sete, FR
05th August - Imaginafunk, Andalucia, ES
06th August - Art d'Afrique, Les Vans, FR

Direct download: Karl_Hector-Jazz_Modal_Du_Monde.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:51am EST

The_Liberators-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3

The Liberators - Paris DJs Mix
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-05-23

This is quite unique: an afrofunk/afrobeat band from Australia signed to an Italian label!!! Well African grooves are now everywhere and people who never heard of Fela must feel quite a huge lack or awareness in music. Knowledgeness or not, here's an opportunity to discover what's Afrobeat all about over there in Sydney, with a few tracks from The Liberators self-titled album interlaced with a selection of their influences: Sir Victor Uwaifo, Fela, Ebo Taylor, Dan Satch, The Daktaris, Antibalas...

Tracklisting :
01. Sir Victor Uwaifo and His Melody Maestros - Osalobua Rekpama
(from 'Guitar-boy Superstar 1970-76' compilation, 2008 / Soundway; originally released on 'Expo '70' album, 1970 / Philips Nigeria)
02. Dan Satch and His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba - Alabeke
(from 'Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-76' compilation, 2007 / Soundway; originally released on 'Alabeke parts 1 & 2' 7 inch, 1971 / HMV Nigeria)
03. Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa 70 - Water No Get Enemy
(from 'Expensive Shit' album, 1975 / Soundwork Nigeria)
04. The Liberators - Monkeyface
(from 'The Liberators' LP, 2011 / Record Kicks)
05. Ebo Taylor Jr. & Wuta Wazutu - Mondo Soul Funky
(from 'Ghana Soundz 2' compilation, 2004 / Soundway; originally released on 'Gotta Take It Cool' album, 1978 / Polydor)
06. The Liberators - Let It Go feat. Roxie Ray
(from 'The Liberators' LP, 2011 / Record Kicks)
07. The Liberators - Deleb
(from 'The Liberators' LP, 2011 / Record Kicks)
08. The Daktaris - Super Afro Beat
(from 'Soul Explosion' album, 1998 / Desco)
09. Antibalas - Big Man
(from 'Who Is This America?' album, 2004 / Ropeadope)
10. Christie Azumah and the Uppers International - Naam
(from 'Ghana Soundz 2' compilation, 2004 / Soundway; originally released on 'Din Ya Sugri' album, 1976 / Uppers)
11. The Liberators - Denga
(from 'The Liberators' LP, 2011 / Record Kicks)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by The Liberators
Links : official | facebook | soundcloud | myspace | itunes | parisdjs
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using the album artwork and a press photo

Direct download: The_Liberators-Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:53am EST

DJ Kanadakaosz from The Qualitons - Hungarobeat

DJ KanadaKaosz - Hungarobeat
File under Magyar Kislemezek / Beat / Kommy-Garage / Socio-Rock / Rhythm And Blues
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-05-19

You might remember Tobias Kirmayer's label Tramp Records, and especially the fantastic Hungarian jazz, funk and afro from The Qualitons, a Budapest collective assembled by DJ/producer Kanadakaosz, inspired by bands such as The Whitefield Brothers... Their 2010 album, Panoramic Tymes, is an incendiary blend of funk, afro, 60's beat and garage rock grooves, mostly intrumental with a couple of vocal tunes, which we cannot advise you enough to buy it on vinyl before it's sold out! After a first introductory mix, DJ Kanadakaosz, who's also a member of the DJ/digger team specialized in hungarian records Budapest BrakeCsokkerz, is back with this amazing mix of vintage Hungarian Psybeat from the 60s and the 70s, and I'm quite certain you've never heard this before!!

Tracklisting :
01. Nemenyi Bela Es Az Atlantisz - Holnap Delutan Otkor
02. Demjen Ferenc Es A Meteor - Kivanj Te Is Nekem Szep Joejszakat
03. Magay Clemetina Es Az Echo - Te Sem Tudhatod Elore
04. Pasztor Laszlo Es A Neoton - A Telbol Tavasz Lett
05. Echo - Nem Szulettem Vaganynak
06. Illes - Menekules
07. Nemenyi Bela, Sanko Laszlo Es Az Atlantisz - Aladdin
08. Matray Zsuzsa Es A Liversing - Konyorogni Nem Fogok
09. Somlo Tamas Es Az Omega - Nem Szeretlek
10. Frenreisz Karoly Es A Metro - Felmasztam Egy Jo Nagy Fara
11. Nemenyi Bela Es Az Atlantisz - Kinai Fal
12. Omega - Kiabalj, Enekelj
13. Kovacs Kati Es Az Illes - Tobbe Ne Telefonalj
14. Koncz Zsuzsa, Harmonia Vokal Es A Liversing - Jaj, Mi Lesz Velem Ezutan
15. Papay Farago Laszlo Es A Sirius - Igy Mulat Egy Beates Magyar Ur
16. The Qualitons - Menyasszonytanc (Wed-Dance)

Notes : track 16 from The Qualitons is unreleased, exclusive to this mix. You may read an in-depth introduction by DJ Kanadakaosz, get all the original 45s cover artworks, watch videos and get links about the Hungarian 60s/70s scene, all on the Paris DJs Blog!!

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Dj Kanadakaosz from The Qualitons
Links : official site | facebook | soundcloud | The Qualitons on myspace | Budapest BrakeCsokkerz on myspace | parisdjs
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a flyer by Lobot who also does all Qualitons artwork except for the amazing logo

Direct download: DJ_Kanadakaosz-Hungarobeat.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 11:11am EST

The Natural Yogurt Band - The Natural Yogurt Mix

The Natural Yogurt Band - The Natural Yogurt Mix
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com and MusiquesImpures.com) 2011-05-12

In 2008 Jazzman records released Away with Melancholy, a fantastic first record from a mysterious band called The Natural Yogurt Band. Actually the band was a Nottingham (UK) duo formed by Wayne Fullwood (drums, bass) and Miles Newbold (keyboards, flute, vibes and other unusual instruments). This indescribable and cult album sounded like a jamband, psychedelic movie soundtracks and acid jazz simultaneously. Three years later The Natural Yogurt Band is back with Tuck In With... (Now-Again), an outstanding follow-up to their first record. Miles Newbold selected a few tracks for this mix in his vinyl collection, from soulful jazzy flute to rare forgotten masters' tunes. He was kind enough to add some unreleased tracks from his other project called The Sign of Four and Audio Optics. The whole thing is groovy, fun and weird as The Natural Yogurt Band itself, and Nicolas from the Musiques Impures blog has published an exclusive interview of the band to go along with this mix...

Tracklisting :
01. Ady Zehnpfennig - Easter Afternoon
(from 'Dr. Bohm Panorama-Sound' album, 1974 / Europaton)
02. Joe Haider - Last Time
(from 'Jazz In Beat and Soul' compilation, 1969 / Intercord)
03. Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination and Brass - Wild Chick
(from 'Waitaminute' album, 1973 / MPS)
04. Galt MacDermot - Bedroom
(from 'The Nucleus' album, 1971 / Kilmarnock)
05. Kenny Graham and His Satellites - Fog On The Hudson
(from 'Moondog And Suncat Suite' album, 1956 / MGM)
06. Jeremy Steig - In The Beginning
(from 'Wayfaring Stranger' album, 1970 / Blue Note)
07. Roland Kirk - A Quote From Clifford Brown
(from 'I Talk With The Spirits' album, 1965 / Limelight)
08. The Sign of 4 - Assault On The Senses
(unreleased track from Miles Newbold of The Natural Yogurt Band)
09. The Sign of 4 - The Sign Of 4
(unreleased track from Miles Newbold of The Natural Yogurt Band)
10. The Natural Yogurt Band - Seven And Eights
(from 'Tuck In With...' album, 2011 / Now-Again)
11. The Soundcarriers - Celeste
(from 'Celeste' album, 2010 / Melodic)
12. Audio Optics - Number 13
(unreleased track from Miles Newbold of The Natural Yogurt Band)
13. The Sign of 4 - East Meets Blues
(unreleased track from Miles Newbold of The Natural Yogurt Band)
14. Moraes Moreira - Meiufiu
(from 'Cara E Coracao' album, 1977 / Som Livre)
15. Charles Rouse - Hopscotch
(from 'Two Is One' album, 1974 / Strata-East)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Miles Newbold from The Natural Yogurt Band (nowagainrecords.com/tag/natural-yogurt-band)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com) using the Tuck In With... album artwork

The Natural Yogurt Band Links : official | myspacefacebookyoutube | mix and albums on parisdjsinterview on musiquesimpures.com

Direct download: The_Natural_Yogurt_Band-The_Natural_Yogurt_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Big Pimp Jones - 21st Century Blaxploitation

Big Pimp Jones - 21st Century Blaxploitation Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-05-05

Philadelphia's Big Pimp Jones have become quite big on the 21st Blaxploitation tip, with their two funky soundtracks to Blaxploitation movies that dont exist (Bad Bad Jimmy Ruckus and Jimmy Ruckus and the Five Fingers of Death). They loved our previous mixes on the same theme (vol.1 and vol.2) - "Those first two volumes are super-dope, we are fans of your stuff as well, that's really nice work on the Black Cat mixtape. I'd be honored to throw a volume 3 together!" said Keith Foster from Big Pimp Jones. His mix is fun & funky, keeping the 21st century blaxploitation soundtrack spirit high on the wah wah vibe, 70s-style, while selecting a lof of Paris DJs favorites, you should love this!

Tracklisting :
01. Will Sessions - The Diesel Part 1
(from 'The Diesel' 7 inch, 2011 / Funk Night)
02. Osaka Monaurail - Quicksand
(from 'Reality for the People' album, 2007 / Unique)
03. The Sound Stylistics - Polariser
(from ' Play Deep Funk' album, 2007 / Freestyle)
04. The Poets of Rhythm - Guiding Resolution
(from 'Discern/Define' album, 2001 / Ninja Tune)
05. Brownout - Laredo 77
(from 'Homenage' album, 2008 / Freestyle)
06. The Budos Band - Chicago Falcon
(from 'The Budos Band II' album, 2007 / Daptone)
07. Outkast - Spottieottiedopealicious
(from 'Aquemini' album, 1998 / LaFace)
08. RJD2 - Mooore
(from 'Magnificent City Instrumentals' album, 2008 / Decon)
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/rjd2-magnificent-city-instrumentals
09. Papa Grows Funk - Dolemite Returns
(from 'Live at the Leaf' album, 2007 / Funky Krewe)
10. Ikebe Shakedown - No Answer
(from 'No Answer' 7 inch, 2010 / Colemine)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Keith Foster from Big Pimp Jones (bigpimpjones.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier, using, as for all mixes of this series, a photo of Pam Grier...

Big Pimp Jones Links : official | myspace | facebook

Direct download: Big_Pimp_Jones-21st_Century_Blaxploitation_Vol_3.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Onur Engin - Paris DJs Guest Mix

Onur Engin - Pais DJs Guest Mix
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-26

Onur Engin is an expert music producer and DJ from Istanbul, who's been making big waves in the re-edits scene with some addictive, deep and funky edits of Soul and Disco tracks, released on stricly limited, no repress vinyl 12 inches. He runs an internet radio show on monotape.com, which gathers quite a stock of of eclectic mixes - highly recommended along with Onur Engin's Soundcloud page! He'll be playing at the Mudd Club in Strasbourg on saturday, may 7th and we're honored to have him aboard the Paris DJs podcast with this exclusive guest mix!

Tracklisting :
01. Jean Carn - My Love Don't Come Easy (Matthew Kyle re-edit)
(from 'Diner City Sounds Vol 1' 12 inch, 2011 / Diner City Sound)
02. Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed (Matt Moroder Cut)
(from 'Little Leaf No.02' 12 inch, 2011 / Little Leaf)
03. Imagination - So Good, So Right (The Francis Inferno Orch. Edit)
(from 'Super Sound Single Volume 1' 12 inch, 2010 / Dikso)
04. Billy Ocean - Hooked On You (Evil K'Neil re-edit)
(from 'To Rack and Ruin Vol. 1' 12 inch, 2010 / To Rack and Ruin)
05. Lionel Ritchie - All Night Long (Beatconductor re-edit)
(from 'Balearic Beauties' 12 inch, 2011 / Spicy)
06. Fantastic Four - Got to Have Your Dub (re-edit by Dicky Trisco)
(from 'Night Dancing' 12 inch, 2010 /Disco Deviance)
07. Savanna - Never Let You Go (Onur Engin Edit)
(from 'Backstreet Brit Funk - The Re Edits' 12 inch, 2011 / Z Records)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog
Credits :
Selected and mixed by Onur Engin (onurengin.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Links :
onurengin.com
monotape.com
myspace.com/onurengin
soundcloud.com/onur-engin
facebook.com/onur.engin
twitter.com/onur.engin

Direct download: Onur_Engin-Paris_DJs_Guest_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Chris Menist - Paradise Bangkok Mix

Chris Menist - Paradise Bangkok Mix
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) Soundway, 2011-04-21

Chris Menist is a Thailand based DJ and writer, and is one half of the team behind the Paradise Bangkok club night, alongside DJ Maft Sai. The pair also put together The Sound of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz, and Molam in Thailand 1964-1975 (Soundway) and Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Underground (Finders Keepers) compilations. Those compilations have blown our minds at Paris DJs headquarters. We're very proud to invite Chris for this mix of rare 7 inches from all over the world, from Thai Folk to Jamaican Reggae, Beninese Afrobeat, Ethiopian Jazz and more…

Tracklisting :
01. Unknown Yemeni 7 inch
02. Kobkul Wongsawad - Lam Plearn Hug Num Ban Na (Phin Kaen 7 inch)
03. Buppha Saichol - Roob Lor Thom Pai (Star Records 7 inch)
04. Piya Takoonratch - Isan Ban Kong Hao (Petch Phin Tong 7 inch)
05. Collins Oke Elaiho and His Odoligie Nobles Dance Band - Omoniyakioya (Philips 7 inch)
06. Marcia Griffiths - Working To The Top (My Ambition) (Studio One blank 7 inch)
07. Marion Black - Who Knows (Capsoul 7 inch)
08. Mahmoud Ahmed - Yefikir Woha Timu (Mahmoud Records 7 inch)
09. Sextette Camayenne - Kaniba (Syliphone 7 inch)
10. Maneerat Kaewsadej - Kiew Choo Puen
11. Kana Petch Plachai Band - Lam Plearn Dok Koon Siang Khaen (CTL 7 inch)
12. Montein Teinthong - Kor Kai (Phin Kaen 7 inch)
13. Prince Alla - Their Reward (Dalphin 7 inch)
14. Dillinger - Freshly (Prophets 7 inch)
15. Orchestre Poly Rythmo - E Wa Dagbe (Albarika Store 7 inch)
16. Chailai and Duangdao - Chak Mak Pai (Archer 7 inch)
17. Plearn Promdan - Wan Maha Sanook (Mocking Bird 7 inch/'Sound of Siam' Soundway Compilation)
18. Samsak Band - Pu Yai Lee (Three Cats 7 inch)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Chris Menist (soundwayrecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork taken from The Sound of Siam album design by Lewis Heriz (lewisheriz.com
Layout by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Direct download: Chris_Menist-Paradise_Bangkok_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Renegades Of Jazz - Go Jazz Not Ape! Vol.1

Renegades Of Jazz - Go Jazz Not Ape! Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-10

Renegades of Jazz is David Hanke, who also produces music under the names of Mad Doc or Unifairfly, and who's also a member of groups Madball Scientists, Mankoora or Mash & Munkee. Renegades of Jazz is raw and heavy produced music, fusing jazz with breakbeat elements, bringing the jazz back to the dancefloor. Started as an experiment in trying something new, they were instantly signed by UK based producer Smoove to his new label Wass Records. After the huge success of the first singles and great feedback from all over the globe, Renegades Of Jazz will deliver a full length album early 2011…

Tracklisting :
01. Renegades Of Jazz - Intro
(more info on renegadesofjazz.com, 2011 / Wass)
02. Gotye - A Distinctive Sound
(from 'Like Drawing Blood' album, 2006 / Self-Released)
03. Krash Slaughta - Bedop
(from 'Bedop EP' single, 2011 / Rocstar)
04. Sporto Kantes - Heart
(from '2nd Round' album, 2004 / Catalogue)
05. magOwl - Natural High
(Challenge 73 from the 'Louis Den Beat Battles', 2011)
06. Mooch - My Spider Walks Again
(from 'My Spider Walks Again' 7 inch, 2005 / Jack To Phono
07. The Q4 - One Of These Days
(from 'Sound Surroundings' album, 2010 / Project: Mooncircle)
08. The Heliocentrics - Distant Star
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now-Again)
09. Suhov - Igene
(from 'Heartbox' album, 2011 / Budabeats)
10. Royale Blue - Pretty Little Harp
(Unreleased track taken from soundcloud.com/royaleblue, 2011)
11. Sketchie - Feud At Saint East's
(from 'Rain By High Lantern' album, 2004 / Lumenessence)
12. Victor Jara - Manifiesto
(from 'Manifiesto - Chile September 1973' album, 1974 / Transatlantic)

All the original artwork covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Artwork, selection and mix by Renegades Of Jazz
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Renegades of Jazz Links :
renegadesofjazz.com
soundcloud.com/renegadesofjazz
myspace.com/renegadesofjazz
twitter.com/renagdesofjazz.com
discogs.com/artist/Renegades+Of+Jazz
wassrecords.com

Discography :
Karabine EP (12") Wass Records 2010
Cascade (7") Wass Records 2010
Get A Wiggle On (12") Wass Records 2011

Direct download: Renegades_Of_Jazz-Go_Jazz_Not_Ape_Vol_1.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Waxist Selecta - Red Stripe Disco

Waxist Selecta - Red Stripe Disco - A vinyl journey through Jamaican related disco-soul productions!
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-07

Waxist Selecta, a long-time ParisDJs.com reader (and even Djouls.com before), french record collector with a passion for all kinds of black music, is regularly playing some groovy vinyl-only selections in Paris, from Soul to Deep Funk, Brasil, Euro and French Grooves, Disco, Boogie Funk, Latin and Early/Soulful Reggae. He sent us a 2 hour collection of Jamaican-related disco-soul productions and rarities, from which we've extracted our own 50mn 'best-of'. All tracks are taken from original vinyl sources, of course, starting with the first Waxist Selecta re-edit 7 inch, RED STRIPE DISCO 001, available from all good record stores now!

Tracklisting :
01. Intro
02. Jennifer Lara - In Love (Waxist Edit) / Unmastered 7 inch
03. George and Glen Miller - Easy / Third World 12 inch
04. Althea Forester and Togetherness - Hey Mister (Waxist Long Edit) / Crystal 7 inch
05. Floyd Lloyd Seivright - Check Out Your Mind / Tropic Music LP
06. Xanadu and Sweet Lady - Rappers Delight / Joe Gibbs 12 inch
07. Little Carlos Morgan - Shake Your Body / Love Train 12 inch
08. Derrick Harriott - Don't Hold Back / Crystal 12 inch
09. E.S. - Upside Down / 12 inch
10. Harold Butler and The Connection - Gold Connection (Disco Version) / Charmers LP

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Waxist Selecta
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork taken from 'Top Ranking Dillinger', layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Waxist Selecta Links :
soundcloud.com/waxist-selecta
facebook.com/pages/WAXIST-SELECTA/93794570968
youtube.com/user/Waxistselecta

Direct download: Waxist_Selecta-Red_Stripe_Disco.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 9:16am EST

DJ Chicken George - Peddlin' 45s for Paris Mix

DJ Chicken George - Peddlin' 45s for Paris Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-04

DJ Chicken George lives in Austin, Texas, and was introduced to us by his friend Martin Perna (aka Ocote Soul Sounds, founder of Antibalas and co-founder of the Dap-Kings). He plays Jazztronica, a unique style incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music. He's released 2 EPs, DJ Chicken George Presents: The Swed.u.s.h Connection 1 & 2, on the world renowned, Stockholm-based label, Swedish Brandy, and felt quite honored to have his Brownout Mix featured on Paris DJs, having been a fan of Djouls' stellar work for quite some time now… We're proud to welcome him aboard with this classy 45-only mix, and hope to have him back asap!!

Tracklisting :
01. Tyrone and Carr - Take Me With You
(from 'Love Me Love You' 7 inch, 1973 / Jam)
02. James Brown - The Chicken
(from 'The Popcorn' 7 inch, 1969 / King)
03. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Better Things
(from 'Better Things' 7 inch, 2010 / Daptone)
04. Little Brother - Mr. Dream Merchant
(from 'Mr. Dream Merchant' 7 inch, 2002 / ABB)
05. M64 (Ragen Fykes and Ohmega Watts) - In The Pocket
(from 'Rhythm Of The Drum' 7 inch, 2009 / Record Breakin' Music)
06. Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow - Mama's Place
(from 'A Friend' 7 inch, 2010 / (iN)Sect Records)
07. Spinnerty feat. Miles Bonny - Time To Cut
(from 'Foundation Part 2' 7 inch, 2008 / Record Breakin' Music)
08. Instant Funk - Funky Africa
(from 'Philly Jump' 7 inch, 1976 / TSOP)
09. Roy Ayers - Destination Motherland
(from 'Destination Motherland' 7 inch, 1981 / Polydor)

Note : ALL VINYL 45s Jazztronica! Mix

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DJ Chicken George
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

DJ Chicken George Links
For more Vibes + Positive Rhythms visit :
djchickengeorge.com
djchickengeorge.podomatic.com
twitter.com/djchickengeorge
soundcloud.com/djchickengeorge
facebook.com/pages/DJ-CHICKEN-GEORGE/50167195189

Direct download: DJ_Chicken_George-Peddlin_45s_For_Paris_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:46am EST

DJ Tom B. - Put On Your Boots

DJ Tom B. - Put On Your Boots
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Booty Shakers, 2011-03-29

DJ Tom B. is a crazy sambista from Paris who grooves dancefloors with Funk, Brazil, Bootlegs, Latin, Afro, Disco, Broken, Live House, Hip Hop, Brazilian and Jamaican Jungle... all around da Black Music! He's specialized in 8-12 hours long sets to shake your booty to all nite long... Tom has also founded the Booty Shakers DJs crew, and A Rede do Suingue, a worldwide network of Brazilian DJs. He's the resident DJ of the Avenida Brasil parties in Paris with Remy Kolpa Kopoul (Radio Nova), of the Rua Carioca ones... and also the official DJ for the parisian Samba Schools! (check Zabumba, Aquarela, Sambatuc, Bloco de Paris). We're really glad to have him on board with this party-starter mix!

Tracklisting :
01. Quantic and Nickodemus feat. Tempo and The Candela All Stars - Mi Swing Es Tropical
02. Quantic aka Los Hermanos Latinos - Puerto Rico
03. Palov and Mishkin - Ambiante Tropical
04. Henri Salvador - J'aime Tes G'noux
05. Serge Gainsbourg vs Raymond T - Yeye
06. Aretha Franklin vs Beatconductor - Rocksteady Skank
07. Mr Blend - A Message To ODB
08. Deelite Vs DJ Shepdog - Groove Is Jah Heart
09. The Beastie Boys - Root Down (Bootleg Remix)
10. The Beastie Boys - Sure Shot (Bootleg Remix)
11. Prince Fatty - Insane In The Brain
12. Mooqee - Supacat Police
13. Ohmega Watts - That Sound (Quantic Soul Orchestra Version)
14. True Beatz feat. Q-Tip - The Workout
15. A-Skillz - Twang Banger
16. El Jay feat. Lady Sovereign - Random House Party
17. Chic vs Slippy D - Tuxedo Rappin'
18. Funk Ferret - I Got A Funky Thing
19. Roland Schwarz feat. Shantisan - Efecto Latino
20. Gecko Turner - Un Limon En La Cabeza (Quantic Remix)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by DJ Tom B.
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

DJ Tom B. Links :
myspace.com/bootyshakersdjtomb
soundcloud.com/djtomb
facebook.com/djtomb

Direct download: DJ_Tom_B-Put_On_Your_Boots.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Blend Mishkin - Riddims Gone A Foreign

Blend Mishkin - Riddims Gone A Foreign
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-16

Many were introduced to the latin/reggae/hip hop vibes of Blend Mishkin thru the cool Palov and Mishkin singles and bootlegs released on G.A.M.M., Bstrd Boots, Scribble or Rebtuz... The man comes from Athens, Greece, is the founder of the Cast-a-Blast label, and an active DJ/producer/remixer all over Europe. Cast-a-Blast is a label we have a lot of faith in at Paris DJs headquarters: we already played 4 tracks from this label in different mixes! Blend Mishkin has been releasing some very interesting Reggae and Dubstep productions recently so we're very glad to have him aboard this podcast today with this irie selection!

Tracklisting :
01. Eggchan - Weekend Warriors
(from 'Weekend Warriors' digital single, 2009 / Kosmo Netlabel)
02. Blasta and Solo Banton - Burn Babylon Coke
(from 'Burn Babylon Coke' digital single, 2009 / Dub Bullet)
03. Alborosie - Sound Killa
(from 'Sound Killa' 7 inch, 2007 / Forward Recordings)
04. Blend Mishkin feat. Brother Culture - Lyrical Jam
(from 'Lyrical Jam EP' 12 inch, 2011 / Irish Moss)
05. Henry and Louis feat. Pacey - Everyman Different (Mungo's Hi Fi Remix)
(from 'Everyman Different' 12 inch, 2010 / Scotch Bonnet)
06. Mungo's Hi Fi feat. Benjammin - Mexican Bean
(from 'Mexican Bean' 12 inch, 2008 / Scotch Bonnet)
07. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (Soulforce Remix)
(from 'Soulforce Stereo DJ Mixtape', 2011 / Soulforce)
08. Tarrus Riley and Konshens - Good Girl broke her Neck (Max RubaDub Rmx)
(from 'Ragga Party Jams Vol 1' digital single, 2011 / Dirty Dubster)
09. Balkan's Hi Fi feat. Sammy Gold - Call The Police (Blend Mishkin Remix)
(unreleased)
10. Dreadsquad feat. Tenor Fly - Sweet Thing (Blend Mishkin Jungle Remix)
(from 'Sweet Thing' 12 inch, 2011 / Superfly Studio)
11. Backbeat Soundsystem - No3 Dogma Street (Freerange DJ's Remix)
(from 'One Step Forward' free digital EP, 2010 / Backbeat Soundsystem)
12. Serial Killaz - Good Enough
(from 'Good Enough' 12 inch, 2011 / Killa Dubz)
13. Dokkebi Q - Dalston Imperfection
(from 'Hardcore Cherry Bon Bon' album, 2010 / 3QReq)
14. Dario - Dancehall Sweet
15. Kenyatta - Clarks
16. Konshens feat. Fadda Fox - Life and Death
(from 'Ninety Riddim' compilation, 2011 / Kubiyashi Productions)
17. Blend Mishkin - Disco Vampire (Mr Benn Remix)
(from 'Disco Vampire E.P.' digital single, 2011 / Cast-A-Blast)

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

Credits :
Selected ad mixed by Blend Mishkin (blendmishkin.net) at the Bakeroom, 24/02/2011
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
blendmishkin.net
cast-a-blast.com
soundcloud.com/cast-a-blast
castablast.bigcartel.com
twitter.com/Cast_a_Blast
youtube.com/user/mrzabon

Direct download: Blend_Mishkin-Riddims_Gone_A_Foreign.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Gato Loco - The Splinter Mix

Gato Loco - The Splinter Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-06

Gato Loco is a psycho-mambo 11-piece from Brooklyn, NYC, led by sax player Stefan Zeniuk. Their music is a highly flammable blend of salsa, jazz and circus music. The new Gato Loco record, made in Bordeaux last year, will be released on March 15th by prestigious German label Winter & Winter. It's a 'Grand Cru Classé' and it will be presented live as an opening for Banlieues Bleues festival in St-Ouen on March 11th. Don't miss this explosive show ! But before this, do enjoy a delicious appetizer prepared by Stefan especially for ParisDJs.com.

Tracklisting :
01. (00:00) Gato Loco - Coconino #1
(from 'Coconino' album, 2009 / Gatolocomusica)
02. (02:03) Beyondo - The Blues Speaks to My Soul
(from 'Gold Tone' album, 2010)
03. (04:42) Gato Loco - Cat On The Town
(from 'Gato Loco' album, 2011 / Winter and Winter)
04. (08:05) Brer Brian/The New York Howl - Don't Let The World Tell You Who You Are
(from 'Ghettastrophe' album, 2008)
05. (12:30) Alsarah and the Nubatones - Rennat
(from 'Rennat', 2011)
06. (16:15) Bio Ritmo - Dina's Mambo
(from 'Dina's Mambo' single, 2011 / Electric Cowbell)
07. (18:20) Michael Leonhart & Avramina 7 - Dreams Of An Aquarian
(from 'Seahorse and the Storyteller' album, 2010 / Truth & Soul)
08. (20:22) Gato Loco - The Mexicans
(from 'Gato Loco' album, 2011 / Winter & Winter)
09. (23:04) Very Be Careful - El Viajero del Tiempo
(from 'Escape Room' album, 2010 / Barbes Records)
10. (26:00) The Sway Machinery - Anim Zemiros
(from 'Hidden Melodies Revealed' album, 2009 / Jdub records)
11. (27:27) Yula & The Extended Family - Silencio
(from 'The Dark Side of the Bee' album, 2010)

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

Credits :
Selected ad mixed by Stefan Zeniuk (gatolocomusica.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork photo by JeanSaintJean (jeansaintjean.com)

Links :
gatolocomusica.com
myspace.com/GatoLoconyc
facebook.com/GatoLocoMusica
youtube.com/user/rafaelvieiravilar
twitter.com/GatoLocoMusica
winterandwinter.com

Direct download: Gato_Loco-The_Splinter_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 3:15pm EST