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Paris DJs Soundsystem - The Highlife Express - Deep and Funky Africa 80s
Paris DJs Soundsystem - The Highlife Express - Deep & Funky Africa 80's
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-06-30

Hot on the heels of the first season of 15 episodes of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series, combining clothing, music and graphic design, we're already back with the first episode of the second season! While we won't be able to release a new episode every day of the week this time, we've tried our best to add a new wow factor to our concept. Paris DJs co-founder Loik cooked a hypnotic mix of deep & funky tunes from 1980s Africa, a perfect summer selection, destined to grow on you after repeated listening. Paris DJs' in-house sound engineer Grant Phabao then carefully mastered the mix, while poster artist Ben Hito draw an illustration inspired by the theme and music. Then Clément, the main man behind Le T-shirt Français, printed it on a cotton-brushed, made in France T-shirt of his own production. This mix is available as a free download in compressed MP3 format on Paris DJs' podcast, or as a high-quality audio file on Bandcamp, through a unique download code printed on the back of the Wearplay T-shirt.

Last week's heat wave had us think : when it's that hot, it's high time to get on the groovy train and catch the "Highlife Express"! Whether people call it simply Highlife or Frimpong style, with a pinch of Afrosynth, funky, digital and cosmic vibes (check the second part of the last song!), this is a highly addictive sound. Acting like a soul massage for the heart, it's purely designed to make you feel good. We're proud to share with you these good vibes, through a selection of 80's vinyl mainly from Ghana, supposed to take you on a deep and groovy ride...

Tracklisting :
01. The Diamond 3 - Downfall Of A Man
(from 'Pocket No Good' album, 1982 / EMI Nigeria)
02. Kyerematen Stars Band Of Ghana - Maye Opi Den
(from 'Odo Bra' album, 1987 / Jimaco Nigeria)
03. Ashanti Brothers International Band Of Ghana - Emere Nyiinna Nse
(from 'Osei Vasco' album, 1982 / Sounds Linacco Nigeria)
04. Captain Newman & Super 7 Band Of Ghana - After You Na Me
(from 'After You Na Me' album, 1988 / Ugoh And Company Nigeria)
05. Apollo International Band of Ghana - Taxi Driver
(from 'Taxi Driver ' album, 1984 / Cy Nigeria)
06. Nana Tuffour - Ye Wo Asaase
(from 'Ye Wo Asaase' album, 1985 / EMI Germany)
07. Ozzobia - Ndi Oma
(from 'Man No Good' album, 1986 / Nigerphone)
08. Atakora Manu - Bebo Me Nkomo
(from 'Afro Highlife' album, 1981 / Society Ivoirienne du Disque)
Total time : 60mn 13s

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

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Le T-shirt Français : official | bandcamp | facebook | instagram | issuu | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-The_Highlife_Express-Deep_and_Funky_Africa_80s.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Loik - AfroTropik

Loik - AfroTropik
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-12-30

A one hour-long, vinyl-only selection, with forgotten classics and nuggets to be (re)discovered. The mix starts with some Afrofunk (Antoinette Konan, Pat ‘Ndoye, Jean Guéhi); before diving down into the irresistible Cape Verdian pulse: groovy, psych, roots, pop, even nu disco; and closing in Haiti with Claudette & Ti Pierre’s sono mondiale anthem. Loik has been digging deep into his vinyl collection to carefully cook this podcast for heating up the coming long winter nights.

Tracklisting :
01. Antoinette Konan - M'Ackô
(from ‘Antoinette Konan’ album, 1986 / self-released) IVORY COAST
02. Pat' Ndoye - Kal Ban Ndom
(from ‘Makossa 2000’ album, 1980 / Pat' Ndoye Production) CAMEROON
03. Guéhi Jean - Pantalon Craqué
(from 'Pantalon Craqué’ album, 1980s / GD Productions) IVORY COAST
04. Kolá - Lameirão
(from ‘Guiné-Bissau’ album, 1979 / La Do Si Discos) CAPE VERDE
05. Paulino Viera - Grande Fogue
(from 'M'Cria Ser Poeta’ album, 1984 / Discos Monte Cara) CAPE VERDE
06. Cabo Verde Show - Nova Coladeira
(from 'Caminho De Esperança’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
07. Blyk - Belinha
(from 'Na Quel Dia Tão Lindo’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
08. Cretcheu - Africanas Na Lisboa
(from 'Africanas Na Lisboa’ album, 1983 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
09. Os Tropicais - Nega Caliente
(from 'Os Tropicais’ album, 19XX / A Voz De Cabo-Verde) ANGOLA
10. Galáxia 2000 - Coração Dum Criola
(from 'Pêso De Sodade’ album, 1982 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
11. Kubala - Bar d'Avenida
(from 'Nôs Mudjer - Emancipaçon Libertaçón’ album, 19XX / Arsom)
12. Nhú De Ped'Bia - Arbé de Cadjau
(from 'Nós Criola' album, 19XX / Babylon)
13. Cabo Verde Show - Terra Longe
(from 'Caminho De Esperança’ album, 1980 / Arsom) CAPE VERDE
14. Vis A Vis - Mi Sou Mou
(from 'High-Life Time, Owo Bieya’ album, 197X / AD) GHANA
15. Claudette et Ti Pierre - Zanmi Camarade
(from ‘Camionette’ album, 1979 / Macaya) HAITI
Total time : 65mn 43s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

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

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

Direct download: Loik-AfroTropik.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-05-25

It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless, music from all over the world, a touch of techno… To cut a long story short, this is a vast blend from a true music lover, with new releases from 2016 essentially, along with a few flashbacks.

Tracklisting :
01. Jameszoo - Flake
(from 'Fool' album, 2016 / Brainfeeder)
02. Patrick Cowley - Don't Ask
(from 'Muscle Up' compilation, 2015 / Dark Entries)
03. António Sanches - Pinta Manta
(from 'Space Echo' compilation, 2016 / Analog Africa)
04. Witch - No Time (Pilooski Edit)
(from 'Can't You Hear Me? 70's African Nuggets & Garage Rock from Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe' compilation, 2016 / Now-Again)
05. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT
(from 'Can't Stand the Pressure' album, 2015 / Now-Again)
06. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Hard Boiled Babe
(bonus track from 'Press Color' album reissue, 2015 / Light In The Attic)
07. NO ZU - Zeus Zam
(from 'Afterlife' album, 2016 / Chapter Music)
08. Carrot Green & Selvagem - Ossain
(from 'Disco Halal Brazil' 12 inch, 2016 / Disco Halal)
09. Rocky Marsiano - No Sangue
(from 'Meu Kamba Vol. Dois' album, 2016 / Akwaaba Music)
10. Art of Tones - Devil the Difference
(from 'Devil the Difference' 12 inch, 2016 / House of Disco)
11. Rhythm & Sound with Bobo Shanti - Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig Remix)
(from 'See Mi Yah (Remixes)' compilation, 2006 / Burial Mix)
12. Catz 'n Dogz - Get It Right feat. Tanika (Claude VonStroke Remix)
(from 'Basic Colour Theory (Remixed)' compilation, 2016 / Pets Recordings)
13. Diamond Jackson - Stars
(from 'Untitled' 12 inch, 2016 / Arcane; contains elements of Mr. Fingers 'Can You Feel It')
14. The Jagger Botchway Group - Take Time (Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Remix)
(from 'Odze Odze' album, 2016 / Cultures Of Soul)
15. Junior - Junior On The Drums
(from 'Edits From The Jr. Stable' 12 inch, 2015 / Edits From)
16. Omar S - Heard'Chew Single
(from 'The Best' album, 2016 / FXHE)
17. Floorplan - Never Grow Old (Re-Plant)
(from 'Never Grow Old / Phobia (Re-Plants)' 12 inch, 2014 / M-Plant)
18. Bwana - 50% Maximum Power
(from 'Opening the Gate' EP, 2016 / Aus Music)
19. Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra - Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)
(from 'Too Much Information (Remixes)' 12 inch, 2015 / Innervisions)
20. Terence FM - Stay Around (Cajmere's Old Chicago Mix)
(from 'Stay Around' 12 inch, 1995 / Cajual)
21. CIVILIANSOUND! - Soul Speak
(from 'Certified Organic' digital compilation, 2015 / Version Collective)
22. Fanu - Two Drummers
(from 'Two Drummers / Dreams Are Like Water' 7 inch, 2016 / Synaptic Plastic)
23. Luke Vibert - War
(from 'Bizarster' album, 2015 / Planet Mu)
24. Funkstörung feat. Sensational - I Does It
(from 'Pampa Records Vol.1' compilation, 2016 / Pampa)
25. Al Dobson Jr - Overseas Lebanese
(from 'Rye Lane Volume II & III' album, 2016 / Rhythm Section International)
26. Robert Maalouf - Ana Wil Leyl
(from 'Mahdoume' album, 1986 / Voix de l'Orient)
27. Ahmed Malek - Autopsie d'un Complot
(from 'Musique Original De Films' compilation, 2016 / Habibi Funk)
Total time : 86mn 20s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Loik Dury (Paris DJs) with the help of Djouls (Paris DJs)
Mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook)

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

Direct download: Loik_Dury-Open_Minded_Groovy_Ride_Spring_2016.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Loik - Housey Vibes Summer 2012

Loik - Housey Vibes Summer 2012
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-02

A sunshine housey vibes mix by Paris DJs co-founder Loik Dury, for a cool and warming end of summer. A slow burner for sure!

Tracklisting :
01. Daniel Lucas - Get It On
(from 'You Can't Fight' EP, 2011 / Mister Mistery) info | buy
02. Uncle O - Mecanica
(from upcoming Savage Beasts' EP, 2012 / Black Frog Enterainment) info
03. Mic Newman - Live East (Original Mix)
(from 'Live East Die Young' EP, 20:20 Vision / 2011) info | buy
04. Apedroid - Brotherman (Original Mix)
(from 'Banana Beats' EP, 2012 / Timewarp) info | buy
05. Henrik Schwarz & Kuniyuki Takahashi - Once Again (Henrik's Version)
(from 'Once Again' EP, 2010 / Mule Musiq) info | buy
06. Fela Kuti - No Possible (Joystick Jay's Vulgar Distractions Edit)
(from 'Edits' EP, 2011 / Disco Delicious) info | buy
07. Vernon & Dacosta - Wishing
(from 'Certain Things' EP, 2010 / Great Lakes Audio) info | buy
08. The White Lamp - It's You (Ron Basejam Remix)
(from 'It's You' EP, 2012 / Futureboogie Recordings) info | buy
09. Soul Clap - Lonely C (feat. Charles Levine)
(from 'DJ Kicks Exclusives EP2', 2011 / !K7) info | buy
Total time : 35:50

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Loik Dury (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken in NYC by Loik

Links :
Loik : official | facebook | souldcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Loik-Housey_Vibes_Summer_2012.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.10
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-30

As promised in the previous Bag of Goodies selection, with nearly 200 records received during last month, we managed to cook a series of cool mixes of brand new music. This 10th volume in the series is as eclectic as the previous one (and we still have a soulful house one and a breakbeat hop one to spread), with Loik at the controls for some tasty live mixing!

Tracklisting :
01. Rok-Steady X Sugar Cane Davis - 1984
(from 'Northwest X Southwest' EP, 2012 / self-released) free download
02. Vanilla - Dreamin'
(from 'Soft Focus' album / 2012 / self-released) free download
03. Biff Chitlins - Dulce
(from 'Hit /Run Presents Road Kill Vol.1' compilation, 2012 / Hit+Run) info | buy
04. Renegades Of Jazz - Seaside Suicide (Herma Puma Remix feat. Redkin Tha Ancient & Krash Slaughta)
(from 'Hip To The Remix' album, 2012 / Wass) info | buy
05. Slavic Soul Party - Jackson
(from 'Jackson' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
06. tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo & Akua Naru - Lady
(from '(RED) Hot + FELA' upcoming compilation, 2013 / Knitting Factory) info
07. Bell'a Njoh - Ebolo
(from 'Sofrito International Soundclash' compilation, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
08. Hess Is More - Burn (Mames Babegenusch Remix)
(from 'Creation Keeps the Devil Away - The Remixes' compilation, 2012 / Nublu) info | buy
09. El Remolon and Lido Pimienta - Atras
(from 'Future Sounds of Buenos Aires' compilation, 2012 / ZZK) info/buy
10. Nnothing - Different Ways (DJ Andy Taylor Pantano Soundsystem D&B Remake)
(from 'Different Ways' single, 2012 / Mustbeat Crew) info | buy
Total time : 34:34

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Live mix by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken in NYC by Loik

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_10.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 7:20am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.9

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.9
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-14

A full month's worth of promotionnal CDs, vinyl, WAVs and MP3s sent to us at the beginning of this summer 2012 is nearly 200 records. As usual we tried to carefully listen to them all, made a first selection, then chopped it down to… three mixes! So here's the first one, on a Bag Of Goodies eccentric & eclectic tip, soon to be followed by some more soulful house and breakbeat hop menus. Yes we have every intention of keeping on amazing your ears during the whole summer, with Loik at the controls for some tasty live mixing!

Tracklisting :
01. Jet Tricks - Real Love (feat. Marcus Malone)
(from 'Better Than Real Life' album, 2012 / Légère Recordings) info | buy
02. Vanilla - Still Love U
(from 'Soft Focus' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
03. Cornershop - Beacon Radio 303 feat. Rajwant
(from 'Urban Turban' album, 2012 / Ample Play) info | buy
04. Renegades Of Jazz - Hip To The Jive (Hugo Kant Remix)
(from 'Hip To The Remix' album, 2012 / Wass) info | buy
05. Javelin - Unforgettable Super Lady
(from 'Javelin EP1' 12 inch, 2009 / Thrill Jockey) info | buy
06. K'bonus - Dance Baby Dance PT2
(from 'Dance Baby Dance' 12 inch, 2012 / Lovemonk) info | buy
07. K'bonus - Dance Baby Dance
(from 'Dance Baby Dance' 12 inch, 2012 / Lovemonk) info | buy
08. Rhett Frazier Inc. - Every Day is Saturday
(from 'Every Day is Saturday' album, 2012 / Double Inc.) info | buy
09. Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk feat. Rizzle Kicks
(from 'The Walk feat. Rizzle Kicks' 12 inch, 2012 / Universal Republic) info | buy
10. The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band - Give
(from 'Form and Control' album, 2012 / Tummy Touch) info | buy
11. Niles Philips - Growth Strategies
(from 'Greasy Does It' album, 2011 / Timewarp Music) info | buy
12. Nickodemus - The Nuyorican Express feat. The Candela Allstars
(from 'Moon People' album, 2012 / ESL Music) info | buy
13. Zed Bias Presents Yannah Valdevit - Gotta Keep Me Goin'
(from 'Gotta Keep Me Goin' digital single, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
14. JFB - Social Know-How
(from 'What Goes Around' EP, 2011 / Freshly Squeezed) info | buy
Total time : 41:59

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Live mix by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken in NYC by Loik

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_9.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.7

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-07

This past month was quite heavy on the Afro side of music, we've published and prepared many mixes, with more than 3 hours to be aired soon. We've also reviewed 12 records (check our monthly playlist), two of those got played in this short mix (half an hour) that Loik and Djouls recorded this weekend one day before the 2nd round of the election. As usual this is a live thing, a spontaneous recording plunging into a month's worth of vinyl/CD records and downloads from the Parisian duo, just a few tracks from their bags… but a few tracks with a lot of Funk groove, of Blues sweat, of Swinging vibes and Go Go beats!

Tracklisting :
01. The Sway Machinery and Khaira Arby - Youba
(from 'For Whom The Cowbell Tolls' compilation, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
02. Orchestra Baobab - Kelen Ati Len
(from 'Nik Weston presents Afro Funk Gems' 7 inch, 2012 / Mukatsuku) info | buy
03. The Impellers - Politik Kills People
(from 'This Is Not A Drill' album, 2012 / Legere Recordings) info | buy
04. Hidden Jazz Quartett feat. Omar - High Heels (Lack Of Afro Remix)
(from 'High Heels' 7 inch, 2012 / Agogo Records) info | buy
05. All Good Funk Alliance - Rhythm And FX
(from 'Rhythm And FX' EP, 2012 / Fort Knox) info | buy
06. Earth People - Dance (Beats)
(from 'Dance' 12 inch, 1990 / Underworld) info | buy
07. Juan Soto - Dance and Claps
(from 'Dance and Claps' single, 2011 / Nurvous) info | buy
08. Tom Jones - Evil
(from 'Evil' 7 inch, 2012 / Third Man) info | buy
Total time : 31:23

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Live mix by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo taken at the A1 Record Store in NYC by Cecile Dury (nellavitavibes.blogspot.fr)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_7.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Election Mix Pt.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Election Mix Part 1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-04-21

Tomorrow (sunday, april 22nd) will the first round of the French presidential election. After 5 years of monarchy with Nicolas Sarkozy, who managed to bring down the 5th republic, destroy France's influence and credibility in the rest of the world, and install a climate of fear in his own country, it has became essential for everyone to VOTE FOR A CHANGE. Yes you heard that before ('since 54' as legendary Jamaican artist Carlton Livingston would rhyme) but it's really important that France may know who it is and that abstention may be as low as possible. Don't believe the press who says that leftists extremists are refusing reality, it's a lie: as a famous poet once said, Reality Is A Viewpoint, so don't let anyone impose his vision of reality on top of your own. The majority of French people wants to get rid of the wanabee George Bush who's been running the show for the last 5 years. François Hollande's Socialist Party is a center-right one as much as François Bayrou's Modem, though he might be the best chance to beat the current midget king - those who watch Game of Thrones will get the pun. Jean-Luc Melenchon and its Left Front Coalition has been the most dynamic figure in an otherwise dull campaign. But don't even let all this really influence your vote. Try voting with your heart and not with tactics in mind. Well, don't try voting. Just fucking vote.

Tracklisting :
01. Tom T. Hall - The Monkey That Became President
(from 'We All Got Together And...' album, 1972 / Mercury)
02. Fitz And The Tantrums - Dear Mr. President
(from 'Pickin' Up The Pieces' album, 2010 / Dangerbird)
03. Aceyalone - Power To The People
(from 'The Lonely Ones' album, 2009 / Decon)
04. Dr. John - Revolution
(from 'Locked Down' album, 2012 / Nonesuch)
05. Soul Keita feat. Nicolas Jaar - Democracy, I Was Thirsty
(from 'Democracy EP: New Friends Vol.2' single, 2009 / Greta Cottage Workshop)
06. Psyco - Mr President
(from 'Black Magic: Hard 2 Find vol.5' album, 2011 / Colored-Inc.)
07. Oghene Kologbo - Change The System
(from 'Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti' album, 2007 / Lions Ark)
08. Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi - Power To The People
(from 'Power To The People' album, 1978 / EMI Nigeria)
09. Dave and Ansel Collins - Power To The People
(from 'In The Ghetto' album, 1976 / Trojan)
10. Tall T. and The Touchers - Touching The President
(from 'Touching The President' 7 inch, 1971 / Splash)
11. Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston - Sing Power To The People
(from 'Bridge Of Life' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.)
Total time : 42:32

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

Credits :
A program by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls, borrowing from La Conjunto Revuelta's Salsa Y Protesta LP cover

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Election_Mix_Part_1.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.6

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-04-09

The march 2012 Bag of Goodies selection by Djouls and Loik is one for the dancers, soulful and full of breaks. Tel-Aviv funksters The Apples are back with a new album on Audio Montage - check our Israeli Funk Mix for more on that scene - and the first single Thang is a killer one, also available on a limited 7 inch… Next we have The Funk Ark, an afrobeat/afrolatin funk band from Washington DC. Their new album High Noon is produced by our friend Adrian Quesada and is one of the must-have of this spring! The latest from Italian soundtracks-obsessed Calibro 35 is just plain amazing and we could have played many other bombing tracks than the Uh Ah Barr we've picked… We've been spreading the gospel about this band for months, info, mix and interview are available here. Souleance, aka Fulgeance + Soulist don't need any introduction to our faithful readers, but their first album is finally out and the duo's eclectic groovism could not be avoided in our selection. Full review here. The Black Seeds come from Wellington, New Zealand. Their fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat and soul is reaching its peak with their latest album, Dust And Dirt. We might have a video interview of the band coming soon in these pages… San Francisco based band Monophonics will soon release a new album on Ubiquity Records, on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk, and we've featured here their deeply soulful 7 inch scheduled for record store day, There's A Riot Going On. This one should fly off the shelves quite fast. We've also played some hip hop and garage rock you can download for free, from San Francisco's Innovative Leisure 2012 Sampler. You can grab this utterly cool goodie here, with fantastic tracks from Allah-Las, Nick Waterhouse, Mexicans With Guns or Hanni El Khatib… This is definitively a new label to follow, and we will. We've also came back to an album released in 2010, from Austin, Texas. The first opus from Afrobeat band Hard Proof is indeed one of the best 21st century afro thing we've heard recently, and they're currently working on their 2nd with Adrian Quesada. Adrian is kinda all over this mix, with a track from the upcoming new Brownout LP closing this session. We'll be back about this superb new latin funk album with a rock edge very soon… but back to this mix with Jakarta records in Germany, a label we discovered with Blitz The Ambassador. We contacted them about the upcoming release of afro/ethio band from New-Zealand Shogun Orchestra (to be featured on Paris DJs later on this week) and they sent us a magical soulful/hip hop/indie album from Mancini and The Creepers that we've been playing on repeat. Truly unique. We'll conclude this introduction with The Cheebacabra from Seattle, and his acidulated instrumental funk with crisp head-nodding hip hop beats and lots of analog synths. He's just released his third album, Pass The information, available on glorious vinyl and reviewed here. All in all, this spring's batch of new releases is quite fabulous and we hope next month's Bag of Goodies selection will be as exciting as this one!

Tracklisting :
01. The Apples - Thang
(from 'Fly On It' album, 2012 / Audio Montage)
02. The Funk Ark - Chaga
(from 'High Noon' album, 2012 / ESL Music)
03. Calibro 35 - Uh Ah Barr
(from 'Ogni Riferimento…' album, 2012 / Brooklyn Records)
04. Souleance - Schlack
(from 'Gourmandise' EP, 2012 / First Word)
05. The Black Seeds - Loose Cartilage
(from 'Dust and Dirt' album, 2012 / Easy Star)
06. Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On
(from 'There's A Riot Going On' limited 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity)
07. Hanni El Khatib - Dead Wrong
(from 'Will The Guns Come Out' album, 2011 / Innovative Leisure)
08. Hard Proof - Raw Raw
(from 'Hard Proof' album, 2010 / Hard Proof)
09. Wu-Tang and Jimi Hendrix - House Of Flying Daggers feat. Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface and Method Man
(from 'Black Gold' album, 2011 / Black Gold)
10. Mancini and The Creepers - Don't You Remember
(from 'Mancini and The Creepers' album, 2012 / Jakarta)
11. Mexicans With Guns - Highway To Hell
(from 'IL Sampler 2012' compilation, 2012 / Innovative Leisure)
12. John Legend and The Roots - Compared To What
(from 'Wake Up!' album, 2010 / Columbia)
13. The Cheebacabra - Return From Exile
(from 'Pass The Information' album, 2012 / Mackrosoft)
14. Brownout - I Won't Lie
(from 'Oozy' album, 2012 / NatGeo Records)
Total time : 57:03

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Live mix by Loik (kraked.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier (studio-lol.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_6.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.5

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-02-28

There's a particularity to our Bag of Goodies mixes this year. The selection is only made up of records and music either sent to us by labels and artists, or which we actually bought in record stores in the recent weeks. It'll be hard for us to be more supportive and current than that. We usually gather for a listening session with a few of our favorite new tracks in the bag, and try to hit the decks instantly in order for the mix to be spontaneous. This past month was full of great new music and reissues - as always - and we can't thank enough labels such as BBE Music, Kat Records, Tru-Thoughts Recordings, !K7, Double Phantom, Truth and Soul, HopeSteet Recordings, Underdog, Record Kicks or Tramp Records for sending us tasty goodies. Keep up the good work people, we are listening and sharing back the love! And see you all same time next month for a brand new Bag Of Goodies!

Tracklisting :
01. Mathieu Cle - Black Mysteries (Original Mix)
(from 'Midnight Love' EP, 2012 / Apersonal Music)
02. Boddhi Satva - Ngnari Konon feat. Oumou Sangare
(from 'Invocation' album, 2012 / BBE Records)
03. Dizzy Gillespie - Matrix
(from 'Best of Perception and Today Records compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem' compilation, 2012 / BBE Records)
04. Adam Wade and Johnny Pate - Brother (Title)
(from 'Best of Perception and Today Records compiled by DJ Spinna and BBE Soundsystem' compilation, 2012 / BBE Records)
05. Fried - Friends In Lo Places (Rossoulano Edit)
(from 'Kat 003' 7 inch, 2011 / Kat Records)
06. Mark de Clive-Lowe - Renegades
(from 'Renegades' album, 2011 / Tru-Thoughts)
07. J Boogie's Dubtronic Science - Undercover feat. Chrys Anthony (DJ Nu-Mark Remix)
(from 'Undercover' single, 2011 / OM Records)
08. Electric Wire Hustle - Again (Scratch 22 Remix)
(from 'Motor City Drum Ensemble DJ Kicks' compilation, 2011 / !K7 Records)
09. Algiers - Blood
(from 'Blood' 7 inch, 2012 / Double Phantom)
10. The Dynamic Set feat. Liam Bailey - When Will They Learn
(from 'When Will They Learn' 7 inch, 2012 / Truth and Soul)
11. The Bombay Royale - Monkey Fight Snake
(from 'You Me Bullet Love' album, 2012 / HopeStreet Recordings)
12. The High and Mighty, Mad Skillz, Mos Def with Lee Fields and The Expressions - B-Boy Is King (Steely Chan's Blender Mash)
(from 'Mos World: A Tribute to Mos Def, Lee Fields and The Expressions' album, 2012 / bootleg)
13. Lenox - American Coast
(from 'Opening Act' album, 2012 / Underdog)
14. The Baker Brothers - Snap Back (Pedders redub)
(from 'Snap Back EP', 2012 / Record Kicks)
15. Soul Brothers Inc. - I Don't Think We Are Going Back Again
(from 'Movements 4' compilation, 2012 / Tramp Records)
16. Hint - Crash And Burn feat. Natalie Storm (The Bamboos Remix)
(from 'Crash And Burn' digi-single, 2012 / Tru-Thoughts Recordings)
Total time : 54:11

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) and Nicolas Tamisier (studio-lol.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_5.mp3
Category:Kraked DJs -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT