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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Vito - Selecta 01 - Soulful Grooves
(Wearplay T-shirt/MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2018-06-04

A long-time activist of the French music scene, Vito has never sold his soul to the music industry. Quite the opposite, he was a member of the Heretik crew, and probably one of the amazing guys who made the legendary rave at the Piscine Molitor in Paris happen, during the spring of 2001 (among other unreal events). A friend of the Paris DJs collective before it even existed, Vito has just always been there, with a deep and constructive sharing spirit. He recently decided to start preparing some soulful mixes for the Paris DJs podcast, and being fully aware of the man's record collection & taste, we're for sure getting the red carpet out for him. Here's his first selection, hopefully the first in a long series…

Tracklisting :
01. Cymande - Pon De Dungle
(from 'Promised Heights' album, 1974 / Janus)
02. Eddie Harris - Bumpin
(from 'I Need Some Money' album, 1975 / Atlantic)
03. John Lee Hooker - No More Doggin'
(from 'That's My Story John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues' album, 1960 / Riverside)
04. Aaron Broomfield - I'm Gonna Miss Ya
(from 'I'm Gonna Miss Ya' 7 inch, 2018 / Athens Of The North)
05. Serious Intention - You Don't Know (Special Remix)
(from 'You Don't Know (Special Remix)' 12 inch, 1985 / Easy Street)
06. Billy Paul - Magic Carpet Ride
(from 'Going East' album, 1971 / Philadelphia International)
07. Cody Chesnutt - When I Find Time
(from 'The Headphone Masterpiece' album, 2004 / One Little Indian)
08. Erykah Badu - U Don't Have To Call
(from 'But You Caint Use My Phone' album, 2016 / Control Freaq)
09. Cody Chesnutt - Family On Blast
(from 'The Headphone Masterpiece' album, 2004 / One Little Indian)
10. Typesun - Last Home (DJ Nature Remix)
(from 'Boogiefuturo ‎BF002' 12 inch, 2013 / Boogiefuturo)
11. Serious Intention - Serious Dub
(from 'Serious' 12 inch, 1986 / Pow Wow)
12. Innerzone Orchestra - People Make The World Go 'Round
(from 'Programed' album, 1999 / Planet E)
Total time : 54mn 16s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Vito
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Vito_Selecta_01_Soulful_Grooves.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:26am EST


Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018
(Wearplay T-shirt/MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2018-05-12

Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two decades of music production. From Jamaican soul, ska, rocksteady & reggae to American funk & jazz, Nigerian afrobeat or Cameroonian funk, Grant Phabao managed to cross the boundaries of music categorization. With the Dreadless Soldier, alias famous Parisian DJ Erik Rug, they are the first incarnation of the Paris DJs Soul System, presenting here a one hour-long live set, recorded at Paris DJs' studio at the end of 2017. The mix is available as a free download, or Wearplay T-shirt designed by poster artist Ben Hito, using some of the work he did for the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra album cover (album to be released mid-june 2018 as a limited edition 250 copies vinyl LP, pre-order here).

Tracklisting :
01. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - One Free
(from 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, 2016 / Paris DJs)
02. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC
(from 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, 2016 / Paris DJs)
03. Grant Phabao & U Brown - Rub A Dub Inna Di Dancehall
(from 'Rub A Dub Inna Di Dancehall' single, 2015 / Paris DJs)
04. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.1: Masters Of Soul EP, 2013 / Paris DJs)
05. Grant Phabao & Horace Andy - Talk 'bout Peace
(from 'Talk 'bout Peace single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
06. Grant Phabao, Quench Aid & John Wayne - Don't Go Girls
(from 'Don't Go Girls single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
07. Grant Phabao & Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk
(from 'Come Ya Fi Talk single, 2012 / Paris DJs)
08. Grant Phabao, Carlton Livingston & The Lone Ranger - Imitation Sounds
(from 'Imitation Sounds single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
09. Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.3: Dynamite B-Boys' EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
10. Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.1: Masters Of Soul EP, 2013 / Paris DJs)
11. Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Sweet Talking
(from 'Sweet Talking album, 2012 / Paris DJs)
12. Alice Russell - Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff 'n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)
(from 'Seven Nation Army single, 2014 / Paris DJs)
13. Mr Vegas feat. Alozade & Hollow Point - Under Me Sensi (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'under Me Sensi single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
14. N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.4: Solid Gold B-Boys' EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
15. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Seven Nation Army single, 2014 / Paris DJs)
16. Beenie Man & Ms. Thing - Dude (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Dude single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
17. Ty - Don't Watch That (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Reggae Reworks Vol.4: Solid Gold B-Boys EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
18. Grant Phabao & Imagine This - The Break Through
(from 'Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory album, 2015 / Paris DJs)
19. Alice Russell - Heartbreaker Part 2 (Grant Phabao Remix)
(unreleased)
20. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On feat. Alice Russell) (Grant Phabao Remix)
(unreleased)
21. The Grits - Make A Sound (Like James Brown) (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Make A Sound (Like James Brown) single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
22. Grant Phabao & Echo Minott - Can't Stay Away
(from 'Can't Stay Away single, 2006 / Silver Bullet)
23. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - A Message to You Rudie feat. The Lone Ranger
(from 'Bridge Of Life album, 2012 / Paris DJs)
24. The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Can't Help This Feeling single, 2009 / Paris DJs)
25. The Electric Peanut Butter Company - The Rain (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Unreleased)
26. Jungle Fire - Tokuta (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Soul Sugar)
(from 'Tokuta' single, 2013 / Paris DJs)
27. Grant Phabao & Lady Ann - Upfront
(from 'Tropical Eiffel Tower' Wearplay EP, 2017 / Paris DJs)
28. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Sweet Reggae Music Playing
(from 'Japanese Eiffel Tower' Wearplay EP, 2017 / Paris DJs)
Total time : 70mn 57s

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

Credits :
Live dub mixing by Grant Phabao and Erik Rug
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Buy t-shirt on parisdjs.bandcamp.com
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soul_System-Live_Dub_Session_2018.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:40am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dont Sell Your Soul 45s
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dont Sell Your Soul 45s
A selection of soulful 7s from the Paris DJs private record store
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-09-26

In the back of my mind I had this idea for quite some time, of a selection of vinyl we have in stock at the Paris DJs Record Store. In between other projects I finally managed to make it a reality, thanks to Erik Rug and Loik Dury who helped me pick the best tunes from our 45s stocks, thanks to Grant Phabao who carefully mixed the tracks and mastered the whole thing, and thanks to Ben Hito, who draw another one of his superb creative works to illustrate the mix. Expect uplifting soul, cinematic soul, soul ballads, psychedelic soul, chicano soul, soul-jazz, funky soul, balearic soul, soulful breaks, gospel soul, latin soul, yiddish soul and maybe even modern soul… Most of the records played in this mix are still available in our store, but be quick to grab your favorites because quantities are strictly limited, as with all independent vinyl from today. And don't hesitate to get the collector Wearplay made in France T-shirt we've printed thanks to our partner Le T-shirt Français! - (Djouls)

Tracklisting :
01. Willie Dale - Let Your Light Shine
(from 'Let Your Light Shine' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
02. David Porter - I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over Pt.2
(from 'I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over' promo 7 inch, 2017 / Enterprise) buy 45
03. Bobby Oroza - This Love, Part 1
(from 'This Love' 7 inch, 2016 / Timmion) buy 45
04. MNP - Dip Dab
(from 'Heavy Tint' 7 inch, 2017 / Audio Delights) buy 45
05. Cold Diamond and Mink - Queen Of Soul, Part 1
(from 'Queen Of Soul' 7 inch, 2016 / Timmion) buy 45
06. Pratt and Moody With Cold Diamond and Mink - Lost Lost Lost
(from 'Lost Lost Lost' 7 inch, 2017 / Timmion) buy 45
07. Sunny and The Sunliners - Should I Take You Home
(from 'Should I Take You Home' 7 inch, 2017 / Big Crown) buy 45
08. The Headhunters - If You've Got It, You'll Get It
(from 'God Make Me Funky' 7 inch, 2017 / Soul Brother) buy 45
09. East Of Underground - Smiling Faces
(from ' Smiling Faces ' 7 inch, 2017 / Ocean Of Tears) buy 45
10. Wayne McGhie - Love Is The Answer
(from ' Love Is The Answer ' 7 inch, 2017 / Tramp) buy 45
11. The Rhythm Snipers - Standing Rock
(from 'Standing Rock' 7 inch, 2017 / Mocambo) buy 45
12. El Michels Affair feat. Lee Fields and The Shacks - Tearz (45 Mix)
(from 'Tearz ' 7 inch, 2017 / Big Crown) buy 45
13. Eric Boss - Closer To The Spirit (Part 1)
(from 'Closer To The Spirit' 7 inch, 2017 / Mocambo) buy 45
14. The Willow Band - Willow Man
(from 'Willowman' 7 inch, 2017 / Expansion) buy 45
15. The Gene Dudley Group - I've Changed (feat. E)
(from 'I've Changed' 7 inch, 2015 / Wah Wah 45s) buy 45
16. Zebra - Simple Song
(from 'Simple Song' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
17. Doulas and Lonero - This Time
(from 'This Time' 7 inch, 2017 / AOE) buy 45
18. Edith Peters - This Is The Moment
(from 'This Is The Moment' 7 inch, 2017 / Schema) buy 45
19. Hard Drivers feat. Vivian Lee - Since I Was A Little Girl
(from 'Since I Was A Little Girl' 7 inch, 2017 / Athens Of The North) buy 45
20. The Haggis Horns - Take It Back (feat. Doc Brown)
(from 'Take It Back' 7 inch, 2017 / Haggis) buy 45
21. Maureen Bailey - Takin' My Time with You
(from 'Takin' My Time With You' 7 inch, 2017 / Soul Brother) buy 45
22. Esperanto - Latin Strut
(from 'Futebol De Bar' 7 inch, 2017 / Freestyle) buy 45
23. Babe Wallace - Dizengoff
(from 'Dizengoff' 7 inch, 2017 / Blue Beat) buy 45
24. Reuben Bell - Superjock
(from ' Superjock' 7 inch, 2017 / Alarm) buy 45
25. Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators - Scorpio Man Theme
(from 'Scorpio Man Theme' 7 inch, 2017 / Timmion) buy 45
Total time : 81mn 20s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com) with the help of Loik Dury and Erik Rug
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Dont_Sell_Your_Soul_45s.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:45am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985 1986 1987 Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol 26
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 and 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-06-13

We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to everyone following this series of mixes of cover songs all recorded or released the same year, but there's no much sense in keeping on digging for many more months through mid-1980s music, while there's so much quality music from other periods… Which is why we've decided to hurry things up a little bit, with a mix gathering covers released between 1985 and 1987. Hope you'll like it!

Tracklisting :
01. John Zorn - The Sicilian Clan
(from 'The Big Gundown' album, 1986 / Nonesuch)
ENNIO MORRICONE cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Big Daddy - Billie Jean
(from 'Meanwhile… Back In The States' album, 1985 / Rhino)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Admiral Bailey & Chaka Demus - One Scotch
(from 'Prince Jammy Presents Vol.1' compilation, 1986 / Live and Love)
AMOS MILBURN cover, more info on wikipedia
04. White Mice - It's A Shame
(from 'It's A Shame' 12 inch, 1987 / Intelitec Muzik)
Deadly digital reggae, more info on basicchannel
05. Kamille - Days of Pearly Spencer
(from 'Days Of Pearly Spencer' 12 inch, 1987 / Ariola)
DAVID MCWILLIAMS cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Afrika Bambaataa & Family - Bambaataa's Theme
(from 'Bambaataa's Theme' 12 inch, 1986 / WEA)
JOHN CARPENTER "Assault on Precinct 13" cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sylvester - Living for the City
(from 'Mutual Attraction' 1986 / Warner Bros.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
(from 'Unlimited!' album, 1988 / Reprise)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Juan Luis Guerra Y 4.40 - Dame
(from 'Mudanza Y Acarreo' LP, 1985 / Karen)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Art Ensemble of Chicago - Zombie
(from 'Ancient To The Future: Dreaming Of The Masters Series Vol.1' album, 1987 / DIW)
FELA cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Doc Watson & Taj Mahal - Johnny Too Bad
(from 'A Prairie Home Companion' album, 1986 / bootleg)
THE SLICKERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 40mn 10s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol 25
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.25
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-30

1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in music… Out of the 12 tracks we picked here, two were already released in 1982 on small labels or pressings, and one was recorded live in Japan in 1983, so we're cheating a little bit. But the point is to make this mix of covers from 1984 enjoyable to the ears, right? It doesn't really matter, we found our way with some colorful doo-wop, reggae, blues, gospel, new-wave, p-funk, jazz and hip hop cover songs all from records released in 1984! Next week-end we should host a new Afrotropik mix from Loik and the next one we'll put up the follow-up to this yearly series, while every day of the week we'll release a new musical T-shirt in our "Wearplay" series, so stay connected!

Tracklisting :
01. The Persuasions - You Can Have Her
(from 'No Frills' album, 1984 / Rounder)
BILL COOK cover, charted by Roy Hamilton in 1961, Sam Neely in 1974, it has also been recorded by Elvis Presley, more info on wikipedia
02. Winston Curtis - Be Thankful ( For What You've Got )
(from 'Be Thankful' 12 inch, 1984 / World International)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Sister Carol - Jah Is Mine
(from 'Black Cinderella' album, 1984 / Jah Life)
MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Delroy Wilson - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'Worth Your Weight In Gold' album, 1984 / Burning Sounds)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny Adams - I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
(from 'From The Heart' album, 1984 / Rounder)
ANN PEEBLES cover, written by Al Jackson Jr. & Timothy Matthews, more info on wikipedia
06. The Staple Singers - Slippery People
(from 'Turning Point' album, 1984 / Private I)
TALKING HEADS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Flying Lizards - Sex Machine
(from 'Top Ten' album, 1984 / Statik)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger - Midnight Hour
(from 'The Saga Continues…' album, 1984 / Warner Bros.)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Screamin' Tony Baxter - Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)
(from 'Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)' 12 inch, 1984 / 4th & Broadway)
JAMES BROWN tribute, more info on wikipedia
10. The Rock Steady Crew - It's Just Begun
(from 'Ready For Battle' album, 1984 / Charisma)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Saâda Bonaire - Funky Way
(from 'You Could Be More As You Are' 12 inch, 1984 / EMI)
J.J. CALE "Ride Me High" cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Mal Waldron - Suicide Is Painless
(from 'Breaking New Ground' album, 1984 / Eastwind)
JOHNNY MANDEL & MIKE ALTMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 50s

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


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

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



Paris DJs Soundsystem
presents Friends & Family Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-02-15

Following up where we left off with the first volume, here’s the second part of our "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We’ve left you last week with a 25-tracks selection of American friends, let’s now check out the rest of the world, with 25 more productions and reissues originating this time from Spain, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and Cape Verde ! Note that most of the vinyl versions of the releases played in this mix are available for sale at the Paris DJs private record store. Check some of our stocks here and Contact us for reservations & special prices. ;-)

Tracklisting :
01. Marcus I and Tucxone Army - Babylon Press I
(from 'Inner Calling' album, 2016 / Tucxone)
02. Courtney John - Strangers
(from 'Strangers’ 7 inch, 2016 / Gee)
03. Radio Citizen - Rise (Oliver Frost Remix)
(from 'The Remixes' album, 2016 / Sonar Kollektiv)
04. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living
(from '1000 Watts' album, 2016 / Tru Thoughts)
05. Out of Nola - Flash in the Pan feat. RacecaR
(from 'West Coast BBQ' album, 2016 / Association LAMR)
06. Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers - Liquid Love
(from 'Liquid Love' album, 2016 / Agogo)
07. Muyiwa Kunnuji & Osemako - Mo Juba
(from 'Mo Juba O' album, 2016 / self-released)
08. Black Disco - Night Express
(from 'Night Express' album reissue, 2016 / Matsuli Music)
09. Papa Chango - The Son and the Snake
(from 'The Lost Moon of Bellaris' album, 2016 / self-released)
10. Hannah Williams & The Affirmations - Dazed And Confused
(from 'Late Nights & Heartbreak' album, 2016 / Record Kicks)
11. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Zoned Out feat. Emskee, Audessey & Oxygen
(from 'Got To Get Down' album, 2016 / OfficeHome)
12. Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé - Musiqawi Silt
(from 'Ethiopiques 30' album, 2017 / Heavenly Sweetness)
13. Voodoo Love Orchestra - Ghost Town
(from 'Inglorious Technicolor' album, 2016 / self-released)
14. Black Flower - Alexandria
(from 'Artifacts' album, 2016 / Sdban)
15. The New Mastersounds - The Minx
(from 'The Nashville Session' album, 2016 / One Note)
16. The Apples - The Kingdom of Halva
(from 'Dragonz' album, 2016 / self-released)
17. Jungle By Night - The Ottoman Highlands
(from 'The Traveller' album, 2016 / V2)
18. SJOB Movement - Love Affair
(from 'Friendship Train' album reissue, 2017 / Cultures of Soul)
19. Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action
(from 'Doing It in Lagos Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980's Nigeria' compilation, 2016 / Soundway)
20. Yta Jourias - Adome Nyueto
(from 'Togo Soul 70 (Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1971 to 1981)' compilation, 2016 / Hot Casa)
21. Lakuta - So Sue Us
(from 'Brothers & Sisters' album, 2016 / Tru Thoughts)
22. Manuel Gomes - Jelivrà Bo Situaçon
(from 'Synthesize the Soul - Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988' compilation, 2017 / Ostinato)
23. Pat Thomas & Marijata - We Are Coming Home
(from 'Coming Home' compilation, 2016 / Strut)
24. Arat Kilo - Wondemiye
(from 'Nouvelle Fleur' album, 2016 / self-released)
25. Bitori - Bitori Nha Bibinha
(from 'Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands)' compilation, 2016 / Analog Africa)
Total time : 126mn 10s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Friends_and_Family_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:49am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-15

For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would be impossible to feature them all in one mix, so we stopped at 50 tunes, from 50 different artists and 50 different records. Then we sorted them out by country of origin and found out half were coming from the USA! Maybe you haven’t heard of all those bands yet. How come? It really is a mystery. Anyway we cut the selection in two halves of 25 track each, and here’s a two-hours long selection of Paris DJs’ American friends & family for you to enjoy. And of course we’ll be back soon with another two-hours platter, of many more friends from all over the rest of the world!

Tracklisting :
01. RSI-MSK - Rubicon
(from '001' 10 inch, 2016 / Drumetrics)
02. Mykal Rose - You Never Know (Moog Version)
(from 'Sidewalk Steppa' album, 2016 / Foreign Key)
03. The Echocentrics - Echo Hotel
(from 'Echo Hotel' album, 2016 / Nacional)
04. Club d'Elf - Hegaz
(from 'Live At Club Helsinki' album, 2016 / Face Pelt)
05. The Azmaris - Yekatit (Mulatu Astake cover)
(from 'Yekati' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
06. Dexter Story - Lalibela (Jeremy Sole Remix)
(from 'Wondem (Remixed)' album, 2016 / Soundway)
07. Los Terrificos - Viva La Robolucion
(from 'Go South / Vaya Pa'l Sur' album, 2016 / Peace & Rhythm)
08. Amendola vs Blades - 32nd Street
(from 'Greatest Hits' album, 2016 / SAZi)
09. The Olympians - Sirens of Jupiter
(from 'The Olympians' album, 2016 / Daptone)
10. Lettuce - 116th St.
(from 'Mt. Crushmore' 12 inch, 2016 / Lettuce)
11. Third Root - The Revolution Won't Go Viral feat. Bavu Blakes
(from 'LIBERTAD' album, 2016 / Third Root)
12. Money Chicha - Lamento en la Selva
(from 'Money Chicha' album, 2016 / Vampisoul)
13. Orgone - Meat Machin
(from 'Beyond The Sun' album, 2016 / Colemine)
14. Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)
(from 'Iron Leg' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
15. Ocote Sol Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Chico Mann & Quantic
(from 'A Pesar La Vida' 7 inch, 2016 / Wonderwheel)
16. Soul Scratch - Fireside Lounge
(from 'Pushing Fire' album, 2017 / Colemine)
17. Magic in Threes - For The Champ
(from 'IV' album, 2016 / G.E.D. Soul)
18. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Face
(from 'Out On The Coast' album, 2016 / Colemine)
19. Bosq Y La Candela All-Stars - San José 51 feat. Tempo Alomar
(from 'San José 51' album, 2016 / Candela)
20. Jungle Fire - Jambu
(from 'Jambu' album, 2017 / Nacional)
21. Hard Proof - Men of Trouble
(from 'Stinger' album, 2017 / Modern Outsider)
22. Black Market Brass - Half a Cig
(from 'Cheat and Start a Fight' album, 2016 / Secret Stash)
23. Substantial - Tony Stanza feat. Tonedeff and Marcus D
(from 'The Past Is Always Present in the Future' album, 2017 / Hipnott)
24. Orkesta Mendoza - Redoble
(from '¡Vamos A Guarachar!' album, 2016 / Glitterbeat)
25. Super Hi-Fi - Verse Chorus Verse (Doctor Sub Rmx)
(from 'Super Hi-Fi Plays Nirvana' album, 2016 / Very Special)
Total time : 102mn 42s

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

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
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Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Friends_and_Family_Vol_1.mp3
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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-30

Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year 1983, which has been finished for a couple of months already! As you can imagine, since we're approaching the middle of the 1980s, things ain't getting any easier. As a record store owner was telling us some while ago, in 1983 cheap synthesizers landed on the market, sounding as cheap as their price, eveybody started using them, so music stopped being that interesting globally. Which doesn't mean there ain't no gem to find digging the crates, only that the digging has to go deeper than before! And that's how this mix was prepared, through hours of checking releases from 1983, hoping to find interesting, rare grooves from that year, which were covers of other songs… Well we found a private pressing more than inspired by Stevie Wonder, soulful, funky or tropical covers of Weldon Irvine, Rick James, Captain Beefheart, Sly Stone, Al Green, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie, and an early Danny Elfman take on Cab Calloway which will inspire him to re-do it for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (as the "Oingo Bongo song").

Tracklisting :
01. Calvin B. Rhone - We've Come To Praise Him
(from 'Intimate Friend' album, 1983 / C.B.R.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Bernard Wright - Mr. Clean
(from 'Funky Beat' album, 1983 / Arista)
WELDON IRVINE cover, first released by RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES, more info on wikipedia
03. La Famille - All Night Long
(from 'All Night Long' 12 inch, 1983 / Sanity)
MARY JANE GIRLS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Kid Creole presents Coati Mundi - Tropical Hot Dog Night feat. Rubén Blades
(from 'Little Coati Mundi The Former 12 Year Old Genius' album, 1983 /
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Shango - Thank You
(from 'Shango Funk Theology' album, 1983 / Celluloid)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, more info on wikipedia
06. Beau Williams - Love And Happiness
(from 'Stay With Me' album, 1983 / Capitol)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Massimo Barsotti D.J.- Whole Lotta Love
(from 'Whole Lotta Love' 12 inch, 1983 / Fuzz Dance)
Led Zeppelin cover, more info on wikipedia
08. C.O.D.- In The Bottle
(from 'Let's Break - Super Disco Break Dancing' compilation, 1983 / Bellaphon)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Big Ben Tribe - Heroes (Extended Instrumental Edit)
(from 'Heroes' 12 inch, 1983 / Starnight)
DAVID BOWIE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo - Squeezit the Moocher (Minnie the Moocher)
(from 'Forbidden Zone' soundtrack, 1983 / Varèse Sarabande)
CAB CALLOWAY cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 51mn 27s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-09

Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes. Michael Jackson released "Thriller", Prince somehow was already in "1999" while Talk Talk admits "The Party’s Over". Thankfully crate-digging can also lead to good surprises, as proven in this selection of blues, reggae, funk, disco, electro, P-Funk and new wave cover songs…

Tracklisting :
01. James Booker - Yes Sir, That's My Baby
(recorded in 1982, from 'Classified (Remixed And Expanded)' album reissue, 2013 / Rounder)
WALTER DONALDSON and GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Sly Dunbar - Inner City Blues
(from 'Sly-Go-Ville' album, 1982 / Taxi)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Saint Tropez - I Want To Do Something Freaky With You
(from 'Hot & Nasty' album, 1982 / Destiny)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Derrick Harriott - Whip It
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
DAZZ BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Pied Piper Of Funkingham - Clap Song
(from 'The Pied Piper Of Funkingham' album, 1982 / Chocolate Cholly's)
GASTON cover, more info on discogs
06. Derrick Harriott - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
THE EQUALS cover, more info on pitchfork
07. The Sequence - Cold Sweat
(from 'The Sequence' album, 1982 / Sugarhill)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Disco Connection - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Rock Your Baby' 12 inch, 1982 / Music Master Benelux) GEORGE MCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. P-Funk All Stars - It's Too Funky In Here
(from 'One Of Those Summers' 7 inch, 1982 / Hump)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info wikipedia
10. Mad Professor - Kunte Kinte - The African Warrior
(from 'Beyond The Realms Of Dub (Dub Me Crazy! The Second Chapter)' album, 1982 / Ariwa)
THE REVOLUTIONARIES cover, more info on wikipedia
11. New Order - Turn The Heater On
(recorded in 1982, from 'The Peel Sessions' 12 inch, 1986 / Strange Fruit)
KEITH HUDSON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. British Electric Foundation - These Boots Are Made For Walking (Backing Track)
(recorded 1982, from 'B.E.F. 1981-2011' compilation, 2011 / Virgin)
LEE HAZLEWOOD cover, more info wikipedia
Total time : 49mn 32s

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

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

Links :
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Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-11-02

From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early electro/hip hop, New Orleans backbeat, deep reggae and leftfield grooves. Even with the hardest constraints, the Paris DJs sound rises like a phoenix everytime (no Conchita pun intended).

Tracklisting :
01. Thelma Houston - Don't Make Me Over
(from 'Never Gonna Be Another One' album, 1981 / RCA)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Johnny Clarke - Can't Get Enough
(from 'Can't Get Enough' 12 inch, 1981 / Art & Craft)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Prince Blackman - Rockers Delight
(from 'Rockers Delight' 12 inch, 1981 / Solar Sounds)
THE SUGARHILL GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charmaine Burnett - (Am I The) Same Girl
(from '(Am I The) Same Girl' 12 inch, 1981 / Pro)
BARBARA ACKLIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Tamlins - Smiling Faces Sometimes
(from 'Sly & Robbie present Taxi' compilation, 1981 / Mango)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Neville Brothers - Hey Pocky Way
(from 'Fiyo On The Bayou' album, 1981 / A&M)
THE METERS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop The Music
(from 'Don't Stop The Music' 12 inch, 1981 / Mango)
YARBROUGH & PEOPLES cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger Troutman - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'The Many Facets Of Roger' album, 1981 / Warner Bros.)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tarântulas - Saiba Ser Feliz (Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough)
(from 'A Música Não Pode Parar' album, 1981 / RCA)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Funky Stuff
(from 'Mambo Nassau' album, 1981 / Philips)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
11. The New Age Steppers - Fade Away
(from 'The New Age Steppers' album, 1981 / On-U Sound)
JUNIOR BYLES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 51s

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

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

Links :
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Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_22-1981.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-23

Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool and groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on facebook asked if we played Snatch's version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' but we didn't. Digging into this decade is a different kind of fun than the 60s or the 70s, and we think we managed to find some very exciting numbers. You'll let us know what you think. And suggestions for 1981 and 1982 are more than welcome!

Tracklisting :
01. Bill Moss and The Celestials - You've Got To Serve Somebody
(from 'Rise Again' 7 inch, 1980, reissued on 'Come On The Lord's Side' LP, 1981 / Jewel)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ruddy Thomas and D.J. Welton Irie - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
(from 'Shake Your Body Down To The Ground' 12 inch, 1980 / Joe Gibbs Music)
THE JACKSONS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Richard Tee - Back Door Man
(from 'Natural Ingredients' LP, 1980 / Tappan Zee)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - Shame Shame Shame
(from 'Party Vibes' 12 inch, 1980 / Fantasy)
SHIRLEY and COMPANY cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Jackson - The Harder They Come
(from 'The Harder They Come' 12 inch, 1980 / A&M)
JIMMY CLIFF cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Ed Watson and His Brass Circle - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
(from 'Hot Soca' album, 1980 / Charlie's)
MC FADDEN and WHITEHEAD cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Selecter - James Bond
(from 'Too Much Pressure' album, 1980 / Two-Tone)
MONTY NORMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)
(from 'X∞Multiplies' compilation, 1980 / Alfa)
ARCHIE BELL and THE DRELLS cover, more info on parisdjs
09. The Flying Lizards - Move on Up
(from 'Move On Up' 7 inch, 1980 / Virgin)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Maria Muldaur with The Chamber Brothers - My Sisters and Brothers
(from 'Gospel Nights (Recorded at McCabe's)' album, 1980 / Takoma)
THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 42s

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

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

Links :
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Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-05

Tiziano was one of the top backers of Paris DJs' third crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2015. He choose the reward with the 15 CDs and the exclusive mix, saying: "I like the music you offer and the idea of getting an exclusive cooked just for me got me interested. I like jazz and experimental music, I grew up with rock. I ESPECIALLY like trumper (Jon Hassel, Paolo Fresu, Mark Isham, Miles Davis of course, etc.). So if you could blend your selections with some trumpet, some jazz…". Damn! This one was not easy. It took us months to figure out something fitting those directions, while still being essentially a Paris DJs thing. Thankfully, Tiziano was patient, and loved the mix. He also gladly accepted that we share an mp3 of it with the rest of the world, so here you go. Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. Ellis Williams - This Is The Call
(from 'Call to Battle' album, 2016 / self-released)
02. Jimi Tenor & UMO Jazz Orchestra - Naulamatto
(from 'Mysterium Magnum' album, 2015 / Herakles)
03. Todd Simon & The Angel City All Star Brass Band - Sidama De Cali
(from 'Footprints' compilation, 2014 / Jazz&Milk)
04. Tom Browne - I Never Was A Cowboy
(from 'Browne Sugar' album, 1979 / GRP)
05. Joe Thomas - Polarizer
(from 'Feelin's From Within' album, 1976 / Groove Merchant)
06. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth
(from 'The Fourth' digital single, 2016 / Paris DJs)
07. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Play It Back feat. Robert Glasper
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
08. Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home
(from 'The Epic' album, 2015 / Brainfeeder)
09. Jimi Tenor - Order Of Nothingness
(from 'Order Of Nothingness' 7 inch, 2016 / Philophon)
10. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Four Up
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
11. Médéric Collignon et le Jus de Bocse - The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3
(from 'MoOvies' album, 2015 / Just Looking Productions)
12. The Harold Wheeler Consort - Black Cream
(from 'Black Cream' album, 1975 / RCA)
Total time : 61mn 48s

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

Credits :
Selected and illustrated by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
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Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Jazz_For_Tiziano.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-08-12

20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music once again, with reggae adaptations of The Drifters, Sam Theard, Ann Peebles or Bob Dylan, and a reggae/disco take on a Chic classic. But there's also a slowed-down but very groovy version of The Crusaders' hit 'Street Life', a really tight and soulful cover of Hot Chocolate, the traditional 'Misirlou' in nearly-cheesy disco fashion, a James Brown cover (there's always at least a cool one every year), Marvin Gaye revisited in punk-funk mode, or Lalo Schifrin on a worldbeat tip! We even cheated a bit since the last one, 'Mission Impossible' by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, extracted from a recent reissue of her 1979 album 'Press Color', was actually recorded at Carnegie Hall Studio in NY in 1980 — hinting at what's coming next : the 80s!!

Tracklisting :
01. George Faith - Please Stay
(from 'Soulfull' album, 1979 / Hollywood)
BURT BACCARACH cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Serge Gainsbourg - Vieille Canaille
(from 'Aux Armes Et Cætera' album, 1979 / Philips)
SAM THEARD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Hortense Ellis - I Can't Stand The Rain
(from 'Irie Reggae Hits' compilation, 1979 / Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
ANN PEEBLES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Herb Alpert - Street Life
(from 'Rise' album, 1979 / A&M)
THE CRUSADERS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. T. Brothers - I Want You
(from 'Rockers Reggae' album, 1979 / Rasta)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Risco Connection - Good Times
(from 'Good Times' 12 inch, 1979 / Sound City)
CHIC cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ronnie Jones - Brother Louie
(from 'Fox On The Run' album, 1979 / Lollipop)
HOT CHOCOLATE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Houseband - Get Up Offa That Thing
(from 'Hot Enuff' album, 1979 / RCA)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Greek Salad With Gus Kamaras - Misirlou
(from'Disco East' album, 1979 / Gyro)
DICK DALE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'Typical Girls' 7 inch, 1979 / Island)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mission Impossible 2.0
(from 'Press Color' album reissue, 2015 / Light In The Attic)
LALO SCHIFRIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 50mn 23s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls with the help of Loik Dury (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork copied from Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.19
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-17

Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I could list many classic albums out by the likes of Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, Little Feat, The Band, Talking Heads, Rick James, Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock, Chic, Devo, The Clash or even Sun Ra, for example, but the main event is clearly happening on the P-Funk side of things, with great LPs from Funkadelic, Parliament, Brides Of Funkenstein, Parlet , Bernie Worrell or Bootsy Collins, all released in 1978. You'll feel it in this selection of cool covers from the year, which includes P-Funk spin off act Parlet covering Parliament-Funkadelic vocalist Fuzzy Haskins' "Cookie Jar" (later recorded by Prince), R&B/soul group The Dells covering Parliament's "All Your Goodies Are Gone", and funk band Platinum Hook covering Funkadelic's "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On". Definitively, 1978 was the year of the P!!

Tracklisting :
01. Soul Children - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
(from 'Can't Give Up A Good Thing' 7 inch, 1978 / Stax)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Jimmy Riley - Don't Leave Me This Way
(from 'Showcase' album, 1978 / Burning Sounds)
KENNETH GAMBLE, LEON HUFF and CARY GILBERT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Judy Mowatt - Concrete Jungle
(from 'Black Woman' album, 1978 / Ashandan)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Parlet - Cookie Jar
(from 'Pleasure Principle' album, 1978 / Casablanca)
FUZZY HASKINS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Dells - All Your Goodies Are Gone
(from 'New Beginnings' album, 1978 / ABC)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Tyrone David - Mind Blowing Decisions
(from 'Mind Blowing Decisions' 12 inch, 1978 / D-Roy)
HEATWAVE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ms. (Sharon) Ridley - Changin'
(from 'Full Moon' album, 1978 / Tabu)
JESSE JAMES cover, more info on discodelivery
08. Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - Space Patrol
(from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind And Other Disco Galactic Themes' album, 1978 / Music For Pleasure)
NICK INGMAN and JOHN KURLANDER composition, inspired by Star Wars and other movie themes, more info on discogs
09. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Who Do You Love ?
(from 'Move It On Over' album, 1978 / Rounder)
BO DIDDLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Platinum Hook - Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On)
(from 'Platinum Hook' album, 1978 / Motown
FUNKADELIC cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 46mn 46s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.18

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.18
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-18

1977 was the year of the Punk explosion, but it was also the year the famous Studio 54 opened in New York. Elvis Presley died during the summer, Marc Bolan followed in september, and "Saturday Night Fever" was released at the end of the year. On the albums front, besides the obvious P-Funk gems (Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel), there were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Kraftwerk, The Talking Heads and Bob Marley. The times were A-changing once again… As for album, cool covers were getting scarce and Kiss was the most popular band in the USA. But that didn't stop us from gathering a full hour of handpicked funky and soulful versions of classics, all released during 1977!!

Tracklisting :
01. Houston Person - I No Get Eye For Back
(from 'Harmony' album, 1977 / Mercury)
FELA KUTI cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Paul Zaza - Le Payback (Instrumental)
(from 'Le Payback' album, 1977 / Baby Grand)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns feat. Maceo Parker - Up For The Down Stroke
(from 'A Blow For Me, A Toot To You' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Mandré - Money (That's What I Want)
(from 'Mandré' album, 1977 / Motown)
BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Rosebud - Money
(from 'Discoballs: A Tribute to Pink Floyd' album, 1977 / Flarenasch)
PINK FLOYD cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Patti Labelle - Funky Music
(from 'Patti Labelle' album, 1977 / Epic)
EDWIN STARR cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Everybody's Talkin'
(from 'Let's Clean Up the Ghetto' compilation, 1977 / Philadelphia International)
FRED NEIL cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Caetano Veloso - Olha o Menino
(from 'Bicho' album, 1977 / Philips)
JORGE BEN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. U-Roy - Babylon River
(from 'Brent Dowe - Rivers Of Babylon' 12 inch, 1977 / TR Groovemaster)
THE MELODIANS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Philly Rollers - Strawberry Letter 23
(from 'Super Soul' album, 1977 / Springboard)
SHUGGIE OTIS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Biddu & The Orchestra - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon
(from 'Eastern Man' album, 1977 / Epic)
NEIL DIAMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
(from 'Games, Dames, And Guitar Thangs' album, 1977 / Warner Bros.)
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 23s

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.17

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.17
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-05

Some say that 1976 wasn't the best year for music. They might be forgetting many great recordings from the likes of Marvin Gaye ('I Want You'), Steely Dan ('The Royal Scam'), Grateful Dead ('Steal your Face'), Parliament ('The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein'), Funkadelic ('Tales of Kidd Funkadelic', 'Hardcore Jollies'), Led Zeppelin ('The Song Remains The Same'), Zappa ('Zoot Allures'), Stevie Wonder ('Songs In The Key Of Life'), Bootsy Collins ('Stretchin Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band')... It was also the year punk incubated and rap was created. Disco was everywhere and not only in clubs anymore, but reggae had also become extremely popular, and many classic records in the genre were released, for example by Burning Spear ('Garvey's Ghost', 'Man In The Hills'), Bob Marley and The Wailers ('Rastaman Vibration'), Bunny Wailer ('Blackheart Man') or Lee Perry and The Upsetters ('Super Ape')... If 1976 wasn't the best, and yes there is a lot to forget, it was still a very cool year to dig for music!

Tracklisting :
01. Dorothy Moore - Dark End of the Street
(from 'Misty Blue' album, 1976 / Malaco)
JAMES CARR cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
(from 'Kellee' album, 1976 / Shadydrook)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. King Errisson - Sleep Talk
(from 'The Magic Man' album, 1976 / Westbound)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Esther Phillips - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
(from 'Capricorn Princess' album, 1976 / Kudu)
JACKIE WILSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ray Davis and The Button Down Brass - Superstition
(from 'Funk In Hell' album, 1976 / DJM)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Phoebe Snow - Shakey Ground
(from 'It Looks Like Snow' album, 1976 / Columbia)
THE TEMPTATIONS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Jesse Colin Young - What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
(from 'On The Road' album, 1976 / Warner Bros.)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. The Slickers - I Shot The Sheriff
(from 'Many Rivers To Cross' album, 1976 / Klik)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Charles Brimmer - Your Man's Gonna Be In Trouble
(from 'Soulman' album, 1976 / Chelsea)
TONY OWENS cover
10. Harlem Underground Band - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Harlem Underground' album, 1976 / Paul Winley)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Alfredito Linares - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Salsa De Verdad' album, 1976 / Fonodisco)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 26s

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-03-14

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a when afrobeat meets jazz theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series! Thankfully, Collen loved the mix, and let us share it with the rest of the world, so here's a new selection of African and African-influenced grooves from the past and the present. You might recognize some familiar faces, Dexter Story who came to DJ with us recently in Paris, Karl Hector who's done a handful of exclusive mixes for Paris DJs, a production from his brother on his own Philophon label, German singstress Bajka who've we been heavily supporting along the years, Berlin afrojazzfunksters Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers who first appeared on a Paris DJs compilation, Black Flower's afrojazz from Belgium, led by our friend Nathan Daems, the amazing Golden Dawn Arkestra from Austin, Texas, produced by Adrian Quesada, NYC's afrofunksters Ikebe Shakedown, or Dr. Lonnie Smith, who's back 45 years later on Blue Note with a truly great album….

Tracklisting :
01. Nabowa - Calm It Up (Space Dub) feat. Dexter Story / USA
(from 'Nabowa Meets Carlos Nino & Friends' album, 2014 / AWDR/LR2)
02. Dexter Story - Lalibela feat. Yared Teshale / USA
(from 'Wondem' album, 2015 / Soundway)
03. Super Cayor De Dakar - Dëgoo (Unity) / SENEGAL
(from 'Sopenté' album, 1997 / Popular African Music)04. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT / GERMANY
(from 'Can't Stand The Pressure' album, 2016 / Now-Again)
05. Roy X - Odoyewu feat. Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas and his Sounds of Joy & Roy X / GHANA
(from 'Odoyewu' 7 inch, 2015 / Philophon)
06. Hidden Jazz Quartett - Soulosophy feat. Bajka / GERMANY
(from 'Raw and Cooked' album, 2016 / Agogo)
07. Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers - No Stitches / GERMANY
(from 'Cranes And Carpets' album, 2015 / Agogo)
08. Black Flower - Upwards / BELGIUM
(from 'Abyssinia Afterlife' album, 2014 / Zephyrus Music)
09. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Oasis (The Legend of Nathaniel Thorne) / USA
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' album, 2014 / self-released)
10. Ikebe Shakedown - Road Song / USA
(from 'The Beast' 7 inch, 2013 / Ubiquity)
11. Abahambi - Abahambi / SOUTH AFRICA
(from 'Freeway' album, 2013 / Black Pearl)
12. Timo Lassy - Green Pepper Strut / FINLAND
(from 'Love Bullet' album, 2015 / Membran)
13. Dr. Lonnie Smith - African Suite / USA
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
Total time : 56mn 23s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-African_Mashed_Potato_Popcorn_Vol_10.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.16

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.16
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-24

The majority of what's in the music history books about the year 1975 is about rock. Disco is now big in clubs and starts to make big waves in the charts too. But there'sz lot of other cool stuff in the margins. Our selection here is rather classic, with soul, funk and jazz mostly.

Tracklisting :
01. Oscar Toney Jnr - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'I've Been Loving You Too Long To Stop Now...' album, 1975 / Contempo)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ultrafunk - Use Me
(from 'Ultrafunk' album, 1975 / Contempo)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Funky Stuff
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Isaac Hayes - Feel Like Makin' Love
(from 'Use Me' album, 1975 / Stax)
EUGENE MCDANIEL cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Hugo Montenegro - Caravan
(from 'Others By Brothers' album, 1975 / RCA)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brian Dee - The Look Of Love
(from'Hammond Excitement' album, 1975 / Polydor)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sir Walter - Who's Been Warming My Oven?
(recorded 1975, from 'Memphis 70' compilation, 2008 / BGP)
MACK VICKERY cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Melba Moore - Sunshine Superman
(from 'Peach Melba' album, 1975 / Buddah)
DONOVAN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Phil Flowers & The United Family - Smarty Pants (First Choice)
(from 'Some A Dis Some A Dat' album, 1975 / Longwood)
FIRST CHOICE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Akira Ishikawa - Pick Up the Pieces
(from 'Back to Rhythm' album, 1975 / Columbia)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Jackie Moore - Make Me Feel Like A Woman
(from 'Make Me Feel Like A Woman' album, 1975 / Kayvette)
CLARENCE REID cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Last - Summertime
(from 'Well Kept Secret' album, 1975 / Polydor)
GEORGE GERSHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 52s

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.15

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.15
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-28

The year is 1974. Early disco is upon the music scene. Pre-selections of cool records with interesting cover songs are starting to become tighter. But no worry! The diggin craze (also called "Dig-Fu" in our inner circle) is infinite. The more music you know, the more you have to discover. Jazz, soul, reggae, funk, library music, New Orleans backbeat, fusion, Nigerian Afro-rock… there's no real big surprise here, just cool versions of classics with a whole lot of feeling, carefully handpicked.
Note : We played a sneak preview of this mix at our weekly 'Tour Operator' gig at Le Pigalle Hotel on january 28, just before Erik Rug and Grant Phabao's DJ set.

Tracklisting :
01. Nina Simone - The Pusher
(from 'It Is Finished' album, 1974 / RCA)
HOYT AXTON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Willie Wright - Right On For The Darkness
(from 'Africa' 7 inch, 1974 / Hotel)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Maroons - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Club Reggae' compilation, 1974 / Trojan)
GEORGE MCCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charles Sherell - Soul Man
(from 'For Sweet People From Sweet Charles' album, 1974 / People)
ISAAC HAYES & DAVID PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Pugliese - Theme From Black Belt Jones
(from 'Jazz In Focus' album, 1974 / Hoctor)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brother To Brother - In The Bottle
(from 'In The Bottle' album, 1974 / Turbo)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Soul Messengers - Do It (Until You're Satisfied)
(from 'Do It (Until You're Satisfied)' 7 inch, 1974 / Horse)
B.T. EXPRESS cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
(from 'Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley' album, 1974 / Island)
ALLEN R. TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Funkees - Break Through
(from 'Slipping Into Darkness' 7 inch, 1974 / EMI)
ATOMIC ROOSTER cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Rasputin Stash - Love And Happiness
(from 'Devil Made Me Do It' CD reissue, 2000 / Sequel, recorded 1974)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Midnight Movers, UNLTD. - Long Train Running (Without Love)
(from 'Follow The Wind' album, 1974 / Buddah)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Jimmy Ponder - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(from 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' album, 1974 / Cadet)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Bunny Rugs - Be Thank Full
(from 'Be Thankful' 7 inch, 1974 / Upsetter)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 19s

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1973 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.14

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1973 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.14
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-02

A new year starts and we can't be thankful enough for everyone who supported us last year. Now 2016 is here, rather exciting for Paris DJs. Many projects are in the vaults, quite ready to be released, including albums from Etienne de la Sayette, RacecaR or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. Also lots of new singles and remixes, of course. Some dub experiments should see the light too. And mixes of course! Your lovely podcast doesn't stop at 10 years of activity and more than… what!?? 5 millions of downloads already!! Once upon a time in october 2015 one of us was saying: "when a new mix reaches 500 downloads I'll pay the champagne". But let's not congratulate ourselves too much, the new goal is to reach the 500 mixes. This one is number 466. Cover songs released or recorded in 1973. Stay connected, we're here. And don't forget our weekly party t Le Pigalle on thursdays for some of our finest selections, in the flesh!

Tracklisting :
01. The Chambers Brothers - The Weight
(from 'Unbonded' album, 1973 / AVCO)
THE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'Is It Because I'm Black' 7 inch, 1973 / Splash)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band - Java
(from 'Songs from the Caribbean - Volume 2' album, 1973 / Souvenir)
AUGUSTUS PABLO cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Compared To What
(from 'Closer To It' album, 1973 / RCA Victor)
GENE MCDANIELS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Brown Sugar featuring Clydie King - Dance To The Music
(from 'Brown Sugar' album, 1973 / Chelsea)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Merl Saunders & Friends - After Midnight
(from 'Fire Up' album, 1973 / Fantasy)
J.J. CALE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out
(from 'The Facts Of Life' album, 1973 /
JIMMY COX cover, more info on wikipedia
08. David T. Walker - Superstition
(from 'Press On' album, 1973 / Ode)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Cleveland Eaton - Slipping Into Darkness
(from 'Half And Half' album, 1973 / Gamble)
WAR cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Claudia Lennear - Two Trains
(from 'Phew!' album, recorded 1973, bonus track from 2013 reissue / Real Gone Music)
LITTLE FEAT cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Denise LaSalle - There Ain't Enough Hate Around (To Make Me Turn Around)
(from 'On The Loose' album, 1973 / Westbound)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Sixth Sense - Don't Knock My Love
(from 'Super Funk's Mission Impossible' compilation, 2011 / BGP)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
13. The Undisputed Truth - Law Of The Land
(from 'Law Of The Land' album, 1973 / Gordy)
NORMAN WHITFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 26s

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_14-1973.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-12-17

Gathering some of the best free download we could grab during the last 3/4 months, this new mix is quite eclectic, from hip hop to reggae, minimal afro-electro, funk, disco, post-punk, Ghanaian soul or Afrofunk. We keep on sourcing new music relentlessly. Hopefully DJs and bedroom DJs will find a few gems for their sets in there… and in all cases everyone is in for a one-hour-long trip of cool, new music!

Tracklisting :
01. Vanilla - Nana
(from 'Origin' digital album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on vanillabeats.bandcamp.com]
02. Ali B - Good Times
From 'Good Times' digital single, 2015 / Air recordings)
[free download on airrecordings.co.uk]
03. sUb_modU - wtr ngt nme
(from 'FELA Xpnsv Sht 40 Years Tribute' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on submodu1.bandcamp.com]
04. DeRobert - Got the Goods
(from 'Got The Goods' EP, 2015 / City Bump)
[download on citybumprecords.bandcamp.com]
05. Third Root - Justice Or Else (Prod. by Adrian Quesada and Matt Strimska)
(from 'Justice Or Else' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on thirdroot.bandcamp.com]
06. Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Sunshine (Al Dobson Jr Reprise)
(from 'Sunshine / MoneyMaker' 12 inch, 2015 / Five Easy Pieces)
[free download on fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com]
07. People Under The Stairs - Nobody Cares
(from 'American Men Vol.2' digital EP self-released one track at a time, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/peopleunderthestairs]
08. Missing Hito - Come Closer
(from 'Come Closer' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[formerly available on soundcloud.com/whoisqueen]
09. Time Is Fire - Violence (Brings Violence)
(from 'Time is Fire' EP, 2015 / Electric Cowbell)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dimsum66]
10. King Porter Stomp - Put Down Your Dub (Prince Fatty)
(from 'Put Down Your Weapons' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kingporterstomp.bandcamp.com]
11. Super Hi-Fi - Q Street (Full Version)
(from 'Q Street' Digital EP, 2015 / Peace and Rhythm)
[free download on superhi-fi1.bandcamp.com]
12. Balkan Riddims - United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)
(from 'United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on balkanriddims.bandcamp.com]
13. Mop Mop - Run Around ft. Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Hits Agogo One' compilation, 2015 / Agogo)
[download on shop.agogo-records.com]
14. Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band - Me Ho Asem
(from 'Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band' album, 2015 / Strut)
[free download on strut-records.com/sampler]
15. Kokolo - Ethiopia
(from '100 Fevers' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kokoloafrobeat.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 64mn 23s

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 by Djouls (Paris DJs) with the help of Pierre Raingeard (Le Ptit Bazar Free and Legal)
Mixed and 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.13

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.13
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-11-05

1972 was a great year for music. Most 1972 albums in artists discographies are really good ones. Artists such as Bobby Gentry had many country/soul crossover hits in the US in the previous years and influenced many others. Well that's what we felt as quite obvious while preparing this selection. But don't worry, we've kept it as funky and soulful as ever - Paris DJs' style. Excepted that we added this time a track-by-track commentary. We like our podcasts thorough.

Tracklisting :

01. Maxayn - You Can't Always Get What You Want
(from 'Maxayn' album, 1972 / Capricorn)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Roy Head - You Got The Power
(from 'Dismal Prisoner' album, 1972 / TMI)
VAN MORRISON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ceasar Frazier - Hicky Burr
(from 'Hail Ceasar!' album, 1972 / Eastbound)
QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Al Green - The Letter
(from 'Green Is Blues' album, 1972 / Hi)
THE BOX TOPS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Betty LaVette - The Stealer
(from 'Child Of The Seventies' album, recorded 1972 / Rhino)
FREE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Thelma Houston - Me And Bobby McGhee
(from 'Thelma Houston' album, recorded in 1972 and released in 1973 / Mowest)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
(from 'From A Whisper To A Scream' album, 1972 / Kudu)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Candi Staton - In The Ghetto
(from 'Candi Staton' album, 1972 / Fame)
MAC DAVIS cover made famous by ELVIS PRESLEY, more info on wikipedia
09. The Ice Man's Band - Come Together
(from 'Introducing The Ice Man's Band' album, 1972 / Mercury)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Watermelon Man
(from 'Watermelon Man' 7 inch, 1972 / People)
HERBIE HANCOCK cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio
(from 'Zero Point' album, 1972 / Kram)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
(from 'Be Altitude: Respect Yourself' album, 1972 / Stax)
Adaptation from HARRY JOHNSON's Liquidator, more info on wikipedia
13. The Chosen Few - Trespassin'
(from 'Taking All The Love I Can' album, Maple, 1972)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. Karl Bryan & The Afrokats - Money Generator
WILLIE BOBO cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 22s

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_13-1972.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:20am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-31

While we're trying to move heaven & earth for our 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, we don't forget that sometimes some of the best things are life are totally free and need no 'help me fund my project' shout-outs all over. Hence this new volume of our ongoing series of mixes focusing on free download tracks we've been able to find on the web recently… starting with Paris-based MC RacecaR who's new album should drop early next year. The man is just the coolest - Dude-like category. We then head to Spain and reggae/ska band Pura Mandanga, remixed by new Chilean cumbia band Chico Trujillo, for a very very nice piece of international cumbia soul. After a short trip back to the early 70s thanks to a Numero Group funk/soul reissue from Chicago funk band Boscoe, we transport back to Europe, Manchester in the UK to be precise, and a deeply funky hip hop joint from The Mouse Outfit, featuring Bam from The Jungle Brothers! The trip then takes us to Denver, Colorado, via Paris, France, with a new tasty Grant Phabao reggae remix, of Afro/Funk band Atomga this time. Washington, D.C.'s The Funk Ark is next with P-Funk number with some Middle Easter flavor. Fantastic stuff to fly out to, and indeed we land in Australia afterwards, with superb salsa dura from Melbourne's Quarter Street! The voyage is far over. Next is French producer Ajax Tow, reworking a soul ballad written by Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye, produced by Marvin and recorded and released by American Motown vocal group The Originals for the Soul label in 1969. And… we go back to Australia, with a beautiful vocal soul 45 from Zillanova, before taking the express route to Israel, for some global polyrhythmic dish from George & The Good Vibes. Teleportation soon becomes necessary, directly to Ottawa and the ever-amazing groove machine that is The Souljazz Orchestra, before landing in Ghent, with Belgium party brass band Brazzmatazz!!! We hope you enjoyed your travel and will be back aboard our earlines soon.

Tracklisting :
01. RacecaR x Blanka x Creestal - Brazil Paradise
(from 'May I' EP, 2015 / self-released / France)
[free download on blancreescar.bandcamp.com]
02. Pura Mandanga - Loca (Versión Chico Trujillo)
(from 'Entre La Tierra Y El Mar' album, 2015 / self-released / Spain)
[free download on puramandanga.bandcamp.com]
03. Boscoe - He Keeps You
(from 'Boscoe' album, 1973, reissued 2007 / Numero Group / USA)
[free download formerly available on soundcloud.com/numerogroup]
04. The Mouse Outfit & Bam (The Jungle Brothers) - What'd I Do
(from 'What'd I Do?' single, 2015 / self-released / UK)
[free download on themouseoutfit.bandcamp.com]
05. Atomga - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Black Belt' album, 2015 / self-released / USA)
[free download on parisdjs.com]
06. The Funk Ark - Fugue State pt 2
(from 'Man Is A Monster' album, 2015 / Ropeadope / USA)
[free download on kutx.org]
07. Quarter Street - Fantasia
(from 'Quarter Street' album, 2015 / HopeStreet Recordings)
[free download formerly on hopestreetrecordings.com]
08. The Originals - Baby I'm For Real (Ajax Tow Remix)
(originally released 1969 / Motown, free download remix, 2015 / Stereophonk)
[free download on soundcloud.com/ajaxtow]
09. Zillanova feat Cisco Tavares - Suicide
(from 'Stylin' 700 (Presented by Ennio Styles)' compilation, 2015 / Heart And Felt)
[free download on heardandfelt.com]
10. George & The Good Vibes - Ben Avigdor 20
(from 'George & The Good Vibes' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/tomergeorgecohen]
11. The Souljazz Orchestra - Bull's Eye
(from 'Resistance' album, 2015 / Strut)
[free download on soundcloud.com/strut]
12. Brazzmatazz - HUA!
(from 'HUA!'' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on brazzmatazz.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 49mn 06s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (Paris DJs) and Pierre Raingeard (Le Ptit Bazar Free & Legal)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1971 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.12

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1971 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.12
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-08-08

Summer heat ain't stoppin' us. With only a few days off here and there, your beloved Paris DJs keep on recording, producing, rehearsing, selecting, soundtracking and, of course, publishing some cool mixes! This one's about cover songs recorded or released during the year 1971. A choice of funk, soul, jazz, rock, reggae and gospel tunes hand-picked one by one, never played in a Paris DJs mix before, carefully mixed and expertly mastered for an optimized listening experience.

Tracklisting :
01. Bobby Franklin's Insanity - Hit It And Quit It
(recorded 1971, from 'Westbound Funk' compilation, 2003 / BGP)
FUNKADELIC cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Merry Clayton - Southern Man
(from 'Merry Clayton' album, 1971 / Ode)
NEIL YOUNG cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Phillip Upchurch - Inner City Blues
(recorded 1971, from 'Darkness, Darkness' album, 1972 / Blue Thumb)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
04. The Two Things In One - Dreams
(recorded 1971, from 'Together Forever: The Music City Sessions' compilation, 2011 / Omnivore)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Orchester Werner Muller - Sex Machine
(from ' The Strip Goes On' album, 1971 / Decca)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Elders - Sissy Strut
(from'Looking For The Answer' album, 1971 / Audio Fidelity)
THE METERS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Hopeton Lewis - Funky Kingston
(from 'Grooving Out On Line' album, 1971 / Dynamic Sounds)
THE BEGINNING OF THE END cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Bobby Forrester - Uncle Funky
(from 'Organist' album, 1971 / Dobre)
HAROLD OUSLEY cover, more info on discogs 09. S.O.U.L. - Burning Spear (Single Edit)
(recorded 1971, from 'SuperFunk's Mission Impossible' compilation, 2011 / BGP)
RICHARD EVANS/THE SOULFUL STRINGS cover, more info on discogs
10. Paul Humphrey And The Cool-Aid Chemists - Them Changes
(from ' Paul Humphrey And The Cool-Aid Chemists ' album, 1971 / Lizard)
BUDDY MILES cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Idris Muhammad - Super Bad
(from 'Black Rhythm Revolution!' album, 1971 / Prestige)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Solomon Burke - Stand
(from 'Electronic Magnetism' album, 1971 / MGM)
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Ain't No Sunshine
(release 1971 on 45, from 'Blacknuss' album, 1972 / Atlantic)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. The Los Angeles Gospel Choir - All Along the Watchtower
(from 'The Gospel According To Dylan' album, 1971 / A&M)
BOD DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 22s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1970 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.11

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1970 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.11
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-07

After the series of 10 mixes from the 60's, here we go again with… no surprise: the 70s! The chronological order is respected, with, first things first, a selection of cover songs recorded or released during the year 1970, mainly on a SOUL tip. Paris DJs keeps on diggin'!!

Tracklisting :
01. Della Reese - Games People Play
(from 'Black Is Beautiful' album, 1970 / AVCO Embassy )
JOE SOUTH cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Merry Clayton - Bridge Over Troubled Water
(from 'Gimme Shelter' album, 1970 / Ode)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Clarence Carter - Patches
(from 'Patches' album, 1970 / Atlantic)
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Etta James - The Sound Of Love
(from 'Etta James Sings Funk' album, 1970 / Cadet)
THE BEE GEES cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Toshiaki Yokota & The Beat Generation - What'd I Say
(from 'Elevation' album, 1970 / Toshiba)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Billy Preston - I've Got A Feeling
(from 'Encouraging Words' album, 1970 / Apple)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Thelma Houston - Ride Louis Ride (Change in Louise)
(from 'Good Earth' 7 inch, 1970 / Dunhill)
JOE COCKER cover, more info on discogs
08. Shirley Scott - I Want You Back
(from 'Something' album, 1970 / Atlantic)
THE JACKSON 5 cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Richard "Groove" Holmes And Ernie Watts - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
(from 'Come Together' album, 1970 / )
FRANKIE VALLI cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Everybody's Talking
(from 'Natural Resources' album, 1970 / Gordy)
FRED NEIL cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Certain Lions & Tigers - These Boots Are Made For Walking
(from 'Soul Condor' album, 1970 / Polydor)
NANCY SINATRA cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 44mn 03s

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

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

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


Mr. Moo - Abstractions In Space

Mr Moo - Abstractions In Space
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-07-01

What really happened after the 90's? Past the electronic revolution, once all the freaks fled the overpriced cities, between the last gasp of experience and the last band standing in the minefield of our time, a bit before we found ourselves digitally brainwashed, there was a stream gathering, a loose joint venture of alternate currents, not really a scene or to twist Jim's words: "Weirds scenes inside the gold mind". A spirit or an electrical impulsion we're all connected (or disconnected to), a place where we all belong... Look no further, space is the place. It was the present, you can have it now.

Tracklisting :
01. Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins - 70 MPH Isn't Enough To Get Out Of Nebraska
(from 'Fascinating Fingers' album, 2009 / Ubiquity)
02. B.E.I.G.E. - Explosions = AE In B.E.I.G.E. (Nothing Has Changed)
(from 'Difficult Easy Listening' compilation, 2004 / Nonplace)
03. The Heliocentrics - Distant Star
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
04. The Heliocentrics - Flight 583
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
05. Money Mark - Monkey Dot
(from 'Push The Button' album, 1998 / Mo' Wax)
06. The Natural Yogurt Band - Space Echo
(from 'Away With Melancholy' album, 2008 / Jazzman)
07. Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Psycles
(from 'Sahara Swing' album, 2008 / Now Again)
08. Burnt Friedman and The Nu-Dub Players - Get Things Strait Dub
(from 'Can't Cool' album, 2003 / Nonplace)
09. Treva Whateva - Breakfast of Champions (skit)
(from 'Music's Made Of Memories' album, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
10. Shank - Shan-K
(from 'Do' album, 2009 / Nonplace)
11. Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Transition >Z<
(from 'Sahara Swing' album, 2008 / Now Again)
12. Pivot - Kirsten Dunst
(from 'Make Me Love You' album, 2005 / Sensory Projects)
13. Super Numeri - Beaks
(from 'Great Aviaries' album, 2003 / Ninja Tune)
14. Loka - Meet Dad
(from 'Fire Shepherds' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune)
15. The Natural Yogurt Band - Clocks
(from 'Tuck In With...' album, 2010 / Jazzman)
16. The Heliocentrics - Return Journey
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
17. Benevento/Russo Duo - Becky
(from 'Best Reason To Buy The Sun' album, 2005 / Ropeadope)
18. Homelife - Trapdoor
(from 'Exotic Interlude' album, 2009 / Humble Soul)
19. The Heliocentrics - Outro
(from 'Out There' album, 2007 / Now Again)
Total time : 59mn 54s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mr. Moo
Mastered by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

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

Direct download: Mr_Moo-Abstractions_In_Space.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:49am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1969 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1969 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.10
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-05

This tenth mix in the Standards, Versions and Revamps' series closes the first chapter - the 1960s - with a selections of covers recorded or first released in 1969. Ranging from Jamaican reinterpretations of recent hits to soul takes on rock hits, those 40 minutes of (mostly) HEAVY SOUL should be fascinating to tryout as a party starter!

Tracklisting :
01. Lloyd Williams - Because I Am Black
(from 'Because I'm Black' 7 inch, 1969 / Supreme)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Marcia Griffiths - Don't Let Me Down
(from 'Don't Let Me Down' 7 inch, 1969 / Escort)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Phoenix Authority - Come Together
(from 'Blood, Sweat and Brass' album, 1969 / Mainstream)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Dusty Springfield - Am I The Same Girl
(from 'Am I The Same Girl' 7 inch, 1969 / Philips)
BARBARA ACKLIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Billy Preston - Hey Brother
(from 'That's The Way God Planned It'
JIMI HENDRIX cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brother Lloyd's All Stars - The Tramp
(from 'Rock Steady Hits Of 69' compilation, 1969 / Fontana)
LOWELL FULSON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bobby Womack - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
(from 'My Prescription' album, 1969 / Minit)
TONY BENNETT cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Harvey Averne Band - Stand
(from 'Brotherhood' album, 1969 / Fania)
SLY and THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Soulful Strings - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
(from 'String Fever' album, 1969 / Cadet)
TRADITIONAL NEGRO SPIRITUAL, more info on wikipedia
10. Solomon Burke - The Mighty Quinn
(recorded 1969, from 'Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions' compilation, 2000 / Sundazed)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. The Dells - Dock Of The Bay
(from 'Love Is Blue' album, 1969 / Cadet)
OTIS REDDING cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Zack Laurence Orchestra - Stiletto
(from 'Alive An' Kickin' album, 1969 / DJM Records)
SID RAMIN cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright
(from 'With a Little Help from My Friends' album, 1969 / Regal Zonophone)
TRAFFIC cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 39mn 12s

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_9-1968.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:40am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-03-06

Some people just stream. Some take a subscription to a streaming service and they feel they have all the music they need at their disposal, anytime. One thing's for sure, they're passing on the cool free music downloads we're hunting for this series of selections. Those are often special tracks, mashups, remixes aiming towards DJs or to showcase some music skills; to which we try to add a vast batch of fresh new singles just coming out of the oven, and tracks picked for some cool festivals' mixtapes. The "free" music model is an ever-expanding business so this series of mixes is for the moment an ongoing, unlimited one, and, as usual, every one of the tunes played here is available separately on the web (check the links in the tracklisting), so we're proud to be able to say once more that some of the best things in life are free!

We open with a bootie from producer Sam Redmore (who's just liberated all his mashups on Bandcamp!), blending a classic hip hop tune from NYC duo Dead Prez with a roots reggae production from Israeli hip hop stars Subliminal & Chulu. A mashup by Birmingham DJ Sam Redmore, who's just put out a slew of free remixes on his bandcamp page. We checked all those and picked another bootleg that'll appear later on in this mix, with the a capella of a neo-standard from Missy Elliott over a cumbia groove by NYC producers/DJs Greenwood Rhythm Coalition (check their 2011 Paris DJs guest mix)…

Things then get trippy on a jazz tip, with Los Angeles band Buyepongo doing an interpretation and homage to Mulatu Astake, before going into deep hip hop beats from Belgian producer Poldoore, reworking Bill Withers' classic 'Ain't No Sunshine', and a reverse action turn, with rhymes from San Diego rapper Real J. Wallace over a Lee Fields & The Expressions instrumental.

A cut 'n'roll and starts the 3rd single from The Suffers, a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul with pop and latin percussion. A cumbia/hip hop Sam Redmore mashup later and begins a new… Monophonics deep soul tune! The San Francisco psychedelic funk band is on fire on the web these days, with free singles on Bandcamp, live tunes on soundcloud and more… They have a new album coming out soon and it's cool to see them keeping on sharing and caring that much. Love this band.

Picking a tune from the just released 'Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space' blending 90s NYC hip hop with Beatles samples wasn't easy. The Edan one is heavy shit and quite respectful of the psychedelic hip hop master previous works. Things get even heavier right after, with some Afro-Balkanese funk from Brooklyn's Breakdown Brass band, recorded at Dunham Studios by Thomas Brenneck! Damn cool and a free download just like all the other tunes in this mix!!

Let's keep on getting nuts, with a mad disco rap from Gift of Gab and Raashan Ahmad, extracted from the just released Motown versus Quannum remix project 'MoQuannum: Soul To Sole'; with a funk rock cover of Babe Ruth's 'The Mexican' by the GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine); with a new latin dancefloor rework by Boston-based duo Whiskey Barons

Tim Love Lee and Shawn Lee follow, with cinematic funk taken from their 'New York Trouble' project based on KPM 1970s LPs. We then take a stroll to one of our favorite Afro blogs, Orogod, with a 45 from Sierra Leone musician/singer/songwriter Bunny Mack, and his classic 1979 disco hit 'Let Me Love You'. This one's never gets old.

Finally, we close this show with some Canadian funk and a tune extracted from the gritty, live-recorded 'Dirt On The Floor EP' from The Soul Motivators in Toronto, Ontario. And we'll be back with a new eclectic selection of free tunes in a month or two, of course!

Tracklisting :
01. Dead Prez vs Chulu & Subliminal - Hip Hop (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'All Tracks' compilation, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on samredmore.bandcamp.com]
02. Buyepongo - Mulatu Para Ti
(from 'Maestros' 7 inch, 2015 / Soul Fiesta)
[free download on soundcloud.com/buyepongo]
03. Poldoore - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Ain't No Sunshine' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on poldoore.bandcamp.com]
04. Real J Wallace vs. Lee Fields & The Expressions - King Jaffe
(from 'Martin Fields' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on realjwallace.bandcamp.com]
05. The Suffers - Make Some Room
(from 'Make Some Room' EP, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on noisetrade.com]
06. Missy Elliott vs Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Work It En Cumbia (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'All Tracks' compilation, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on samredmore.bandcamp.com]
07. Monophonics - My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin
(from 'My Heart Cries' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on monophonics.bandcamp.com]
08. Edan vs The Beatles - Hello Hello
(from 'An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space' mixtape, 2015 / self-released)
[free download link on parisdjs.com]
09. Breakdown Brass - The Horseman
(from 'The Horseman' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on breakdownbrass.bandcamp.com]
10. Gift Of Gab vs Jackson 5 - Fortitude Dancing Machine feat. Raashan Ahmad (Guillermo Chiapa Mashup)
(from 'MoQuannum: Soul To Sole' compilation, 2015 / The Goodwill Projects)
[free download on thegoodwillprojects.bandcamp.com]
11. The GZA - The Mexican feat. Tom Morello
(from 'The Mexican' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/therealgza]
12. Los Kenton - Triunfare (bogart's Whiskey Barons rework)
(from 'Triunfare' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/whiskeybarons]
13. Tim Love Lee/Shawn Lee - High Five Shake Down
(from 'Best Of 2014' compilation, 2015 / Tummy Touch)
[free download on tummytouchrecords.bandcamp.com]
14. Bunny Mack - Let Me Love You
(from 'Let Me Love You' 12 inch, 1979 / Rokel)
[free download on orogod.blogspot.fr]
15. The Soul Motivators - Aftermath
(from 'Aftermath' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on soulmotivators.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 59mn 32s

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

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1967 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.8

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1967 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-02-10

1967 was the year of the summer of love and of The Beatles' masterpiece 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band' (and of course many other great records). With acid, musicians experienced what it took Tibetan monks 20 years to obtain, opening the doors of perception in 20 minutes. On the covers front, though, things just slowly started to venture into psychedelic waters, as you'll hear in this selection.

Opener is another surprising version of the 'Fever' classic. There's so many it's always very cool to stumble upon a very original one. Larry Williams & Johnny Watson's bluesy jazz guitar take with big band horns arrangements counts as one of those. Allen Toussaint's 'Get out Of My Life Woman' had been heavily covered too. Here's a Mike Bloomfield-ish version by US band The New Apocalypse, with nice horns, loud drums, clean bass, pulsating organ, breaks and a cool "funk-rock" appeal. We then go into the huge Bobby Hebb 'Sunny', and a previously unissued version from The Temptations' singer Dennis edwards, released last year through Ace Records.

Now let's talk a bit about The Sweet Inspirations, covering here the Wilson Pickett tune 'Don't Fight It'. The gospel-soul band sang backup for Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Esther Phillips and a few others. Their 1967 album is the shit, great tune after great tune, don't hesitate to go diggin' for this one. You can also grab 'The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus' compilation released last year on double CD for a more global overview… The 'Get Out Of My Way' by Joe Torres which follows isn't a cover, but its infectious Latin machismo is one we couldn't pass on.

Our love of Jamaica got us to pick the rocksteady gem 'Perfidia' by Phyllis Dillon, produced by Duke Reid at Treasure Isle, a perfect breather in the middle of this mix, before getting seriously funky once again with heavy soul from Etta James, covering Sonny & Cher's classic 'I Got You Babe', with the groovy combo from Cincinnati Dee Felice Trio, and their soulful pop rendition of The Lovin Spoonful's 'Summer In The City', or with a calypso take on the Jimmy Castor Bunch's 'Hey Leroy'!

A 1967 King Curtis original, 'Memphis soul Stew', is presented here in a totally different version, recorded live a few years later with a stellar crew of musicians. Because we like tweaking with our own concepts a bit… and felt the irresistible live version is superior than the original, despite what The Guardian says (see here). Not many people read the texts that go along with mp3s anyway, so whatever.

Getting back on the 1967 cover songs track, we've found a furious 'Uptight' (Stevie Wonder) by Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, and a tight and funky instrumental version of 'Unchain My Heart' by flutist Herbie Mann, to close this latest chapter in our big books of covers. See you soon for 1968?

Tracklisting :
01. Larry Williams and Johnny Watson - Fever
(from 'Two For The Price Of One' album, 1967 / Okeh)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The New Apocalypse - Get Outta' My Life Woman
(from' Stainless Soul' album, 1967 / MTA)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Dennis Edwards - Sunny
(recorded 1967, from 'The Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding Rare and Unissued Motown 1965-68' compilation, 2014)
BOBBY HEBB cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Sweet Inspirations - Don't Fight It
(from 'The Sweet inspirations' album, 1967 / Atlantic)
STEVE CROPPER/WILSON PICKET Pickett cover, more info on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett
05. Joe Torres - Get Out Of My Way
(from 'Latino Con Soul' album, 1967 / World Pacific)
JOE TORRES/RIC DESILVA original, more info on allmusic
06. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
(from 'Perfidia' 7 inch, 1967 / Treasure Isle)
ALBERTO DOMÍNGUEZ/MILTON LEEDS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Etta James - I Got You Babe
(from 'Call My Name' album, 1967 / Cadet)
SONNY and CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Dee Felice Trio - Summer In The City
(from 'In Heat' album, 1967 / Bethlehem)
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Honeyboy Martin - Hey Leroy
(from 'Hey Leroy' 7 inch, Treasure Isle, 1967; taken from 'Slates, Plates and Acetates' compilation, 2013)
JIMMY CASTOR cover, more info on wikipedia
10. King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew
(originally released in 1967, taken from 'Live At Fillmore West' album, 1971 / Atlantic)
KING CURTIS original, more info on wikipedia
11. Jackie Wilson And Count Basie - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
(from 'For Your Precious Love' 7 inch, 1967 / Brunswick)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Herbie Mann - Unchain My Heart
(from 'Glory Of Love' album, 1967 / CTI)
BOBBY SHARP cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 40mn 02s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_8-1967.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1966 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.7

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1966 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-02-04

1966 it is, there's war in Vietnam leading to inflation, race riots increasing in America's cities, a space race between the US and the USSR to be the first to step on the moon. Carnaby Street in London rules fashion, the swinging sixties start to be replaced by a growing flower power. Bands such as Beatles, Monkees, Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Rolling Stones or Simon and Garfunkel are among the most popular ones. Pop, jazz, soul, funk, reggae or latin music walk in one another's shoes without any hesitation anymore, as you'll hear in this 40mn mixed selection of covers released or recorded in 1966…

Tracklisting :
01. Georgie Fame - Sitting In The Park
(from 'Get Away' album, 1966 / Imperial)
BILLY STEWART cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black
(from 'Paint It Black' album, 1966 / Cadet)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Gabor Szabo - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
(from 'Spellbinder' album, 1966 / Verve)
SONNY BONO/CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Esther Phillips - Fever
(from 'Try Me' 7 inch, 1966 / Atlantic, taken from the 1986 'Set Me Free' compilation)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Manfred Mann - I Got You Babe
(from 'Instrumental Asylum' 7 inch, 1966 / His Master's Voice)
SONNY and CHER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. John Schroeder And Orchestra - Get Out Of My Life Woman
(from 'Working In The Soul Mine' album, 1966 / Piccadilly)
ALLEN TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Prince Buster - My Girl
(from 'My Girl' 7 inch, 1966 / Blue Beat)
SMOKEY ROBINSON/RONALD WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. The Otis And Carla Band - Tramp [Instrumental]
(recorded 1966, from 'Super Breaks' compilation, 1999 / BGP)
LOWELL FULSON cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Gaylads - Stop Making Love
(from 'Stop Making Love' 7 inch, 1966 / Coxsone)
HOLLAND/DOZIER/HOLLAND cover ('It's the Same Old Song'), more info on wikipedia
10. The Dynatones - Hold On, I'm Coming
(from 'The Fife Piper' album, 1966 / Hanna-Barbera)
ISAAC HAYES/DAVID PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Joe Swift's Internationals - Boo-Ga-Loo Party
(from 'Boo-Ga-Loo Party' 7 inch, 1966 / Onacrest)
A tune sounding like a blend of 'Harlem Shuffle' with a James Brown song…
12. Sandy Nelson - Uptight
(from 'In Beat' album, 1966 / Imperial)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Waltel Branco - Peter Gunn
(from 'Mancini Também É Samba' album, 1966 / Mocambo)
HENRI MANCINI cover, more info on wikipedia
14. The Soulsetters - Out Of Sight
(from 'Cecil, the Unwanted French Fry' 7 inch, 1966 / Onacrest)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
15. Trax Four - I'm Coming Home Baby
(from 'Wingding Party!!!' album, 1966 / Ace Of Clubs)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 39mn 55s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_7-1966.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:06am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-01-25

The year this time is 1965, we're right in the middle of the 1960s. Frank Herbert puts out the first volume of his 'Dune' masterpiece, the Mary Quant-designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the decade, Beatles & Stones are so big, while The Grateful Dead with lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco. On the covers front, we've picked a selection of a dozen tracks released or recorded during the year 1965 and you can expect jazz, beat, R&B, latin jazz, surf rock, blues and soul grooviness all along. We're only reaching the first 10% of this huge project (which consists in doing yearly mixes of covers songs, starting in 1960 and ending today), so stay connected for 1966 is coming soon!

Tracklisting :
01. Gary McFarland - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(from 'The In Sound' album, 1966 / Verve, recorded august 1965)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Wild Bill Davis - Hit The Road Jack
(from 'Free, Frantic And Funky' album, 1965 / RCA)
PERCY MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water
(from 'The Sound Of 65' album, 1965 / Columbia)
Traditional made famous by THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO, more info on wikipedia
04. The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
(from 'Keep On Running' 7 inch, 1965 / Fontana)
JACKIE EDWARDS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ann Mason featuring Little Mac & The Boss Sounds - You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)
(from 'In The Midnight Hour' 7 inch, 1955 / Atlantic)
WILSON PICKETT/STEVE CROPPER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley
(from 'Animal Tracks' album, 1965 / MGM)
ERIC BURDON's humorous history of rock'n'roll from its humble beginnings up to mid-1964
07. Willie Mitchell - Twine Time
(from 'It's Dance-Time' album, 1965 / Hi Records)
ANDRE WILLIAMS/VERLIE RICE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Herbie Mann - Jungle Fantasy
(from 'Latin Mann (Afro To Bossa To Blues)' album, 1965 / Columbia)
ESY MORALES cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans - Pipeline
(from 'Beat! Beat! Beat! Vol.2' album, 1965 / King)
THE CHANTAYS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mitty Collier - My Babe
(from 'Shades Of A Genius' album, 1965 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
11. J. J. Johnson - No Particular Place To Go
(from 'Goodies' album, 1966 / RCA - recorded 1965)
CHUCK BERRY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Brown - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf ?
(from 'Grits & Soul' album, 1965 / Smash)
JIMMY SMITH cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 35mn 12s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_6-1965.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:37am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised nearly 4000€ to press a new vinyl LP, it was kinda obvious to balance our karma and offer a new mix in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web. So, what's the best way to start a mix or a compilation? A Brownout tune, of course! We've found a rare Rock-Funk-Latin-Psych cover of The Beatles by our friends from the Paris-Austin Connection, this just perfect. What else? Well there's plenty more… starting with onljoe, a dub/reggae act from the UK we discovered thanks to the Ghostwriterz guest mix last november, and a dub from their latest (free) single by pioneering UK dub producer/selector Nick Manasseh. More dub vibes are next with melodica specialist Art-X from Tours, France, soon followed by an extract from the latest Grant Phabao free EP, featuring Jamaican deejay Reggie Stepper - marvelous and with great dynamics! We then head towards South America, with the addictive Brazilian hip hop/folk from Lucas Santtana, trippy psychedelic cumbia from Bareto in Lima, Peru, and a cool remix of Seu Jorge by Captain Planet… before going geographically nuts in a La Sono Mondiale manner, with some afrobeat recorded in one day in Cologne, Germany by Shareholder Tom, with Los Angeles-based rapper Malkovich voicing the famous 'Make It Fast Make It Slow' from late 70s Ghanean artist Rob, with mashups of Orgone with Jay-Z or Rjd2 with Common!! Pfffeeeww what a trip. Third and final part of the mix is more roots, with some organ funk from Soule Monde, American soul from Monophonics, UK folk jazz from Sara Mitra and, to close this selection on a light note, some loveable pop/folk from Nashville combo Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Every one of those tunes is available separately on the web (check the links in the tracklisting), because some of the best things in life are free, right?

Tracklisting :
01. Brownout feat. Alex Marrero - Tomorrow Never Knows
(from 'All ATX Vol 2: British Invasion' compilation, 2014 / Waterloo)
[free download on kutx.org]
02. onlyjoe - Hold Me (Manasseh Dub)
(from 'Hold Me' digital single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on onlyjoe.bandcamp.com]
03. Art-X - Melodica We Love
(from 'Style Ah Style' digital EP, 2014 / Brigante)
[free download on soundcloud.com/jeepman]
04. Grant Phabao & Reggie Stepper - I Came, I Saw, I Conquered
(from 'Reggae Specials Vol.6 - Jamaican Icons' digital EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
[free download on parisdjs.bandcamp.com]
05. Lucas Santtana - Não Tenho Medo Não
(from 'Afrobrasilidades em 78 rpm' digital compilation, 2014 / Goma-Laca)
[free download on goma-laca.com]
06. Bareto - La Voz Del Sinchi
(from 'Untitled' upcoming album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on bareto.net]
07. Seu Jorge - Mania de Peitão (Captain Planet Bootleg)
(from 'Mania de Peitão' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dj-captain-planet]
08. Shareholder Tom - African Beauty
(from 'One Day Songs (2014-2015)' album, 2015 / Büro.9 Music)
[free download on buero9.bandcamp.com]
09. Malkovich Music - Ambition
(from 'Pre-Boarding' album, 2014 / LABEL)
[free download on malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com]
10. Orgone - Nasty Hats vs. Jay Z - 99 Problems
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
11. RJD2 - Ghostwriter vs. Common - The Light
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
12. Soule Monde - Billy Martin
(from 'Soule Monde Free Download Sampler', 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soulemonde.com]
13. Monophonics - I'd Be Nowhere Today
(from 'I'd Be Nowhere Today' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on monophonics.bandcamp.com]
14. Sara Mitra - The Secret Sorrow of a Travelling Man
(from 'Baltimore Oriole' digital EP, 2014 / Impossible Ark)
[free download on impossiblearkrecords.bandcamp.com]
15. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - I Love You I Do
(from 'Good Light' album, 2014 / Good Time)
[free download on noisetrade.com/drewholcomb]
Total time : 47mn 45s

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

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

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


Djouls - Sweet Little Paris DJs Boy

Djouls - Sweet Little Paris DJs Boy
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-24

Christmas without a funky Paris DJs mix isn't the same. For this selection we've picked a few friends, of course: the eternal Shawn Lee, the unstoppable Laura Vane and the amazingly unique Super Hi-Fi, who all put out a groovy xmas album or single those last years. Then there's the annual Daptone Records holiday single, from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings this year. We added two gems from The Blind Boys Of Alabama, one featuring the great Mavis Staples on guest vocals and the much-adored keybards king John Medeski on Hammond B3 organ, and another lifted from their recent xmas album with Taj Mahal. James Brown is here too. The man left us on a christmas day a few years back so we can't pass on having Papa James featured with a soulful xmas song. A surprising P-Funk soul/blues thang appears too, from Southern Soul artists Tyree Neal, Adrian Bagher and Pokey, under the Louisiana Soul Brothas guise, and we close the mix on a reggae tip… Happy holidays everyone!!

Tracklisting :
01. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Just Another Christmas Song
(from 'Just Another Christmas Song' 7 inch, 2014 / Daptone)
02. The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Born In Bethlehem feat. Mavis Staples
(from 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' album, 2003 / Real World)
03. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Little Town of Bethlehem
(from 'A Very Ping Pong Christmas' album, 2007 / Ubiquity)
04. James Brown - Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer)
(from 'A Soulful Christmas' album, 1968 / King)
05. The BlueBeaters - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(from 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' free download, 2014 / Record Kicks)
(Record Kicks, 2014)
06. Laura Vane and The Vipertones - Christmas Day with Me
(from 'A Very Unique Christmas' compilation, 2014 / Unique)
07. Blind Boys Of Alabama and Taj Mahal - Merry Christmas!
(from 'Talkin' Christmas' album, 2014 / Sony)
08. The Louisiana Blues Brothas - Santa Was a Freak Like Me
(from 'Yes This Is What I Call Southern Soul Xmas' compilation, 2014 / Music Access Inc)
09. Eek-A-Mouse - Christmas A Come
(from 'Christmas A Come' 12 inch, 2014 / VP Records)
10. Super Hi-Fi - Auld Lang Syne
(from 'Yule Analog, Vol.1' album, 2014 / self-released)
Total time : 31mn34s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter

Direct download: Djouls-Sweet_Little_Paris_DJs_Boy.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:50am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nelo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired Ethio-Jazz song recorded and produced in a day by Shareholder Tom. We then head into a more groovy/hip hop part, with a new DJ Vadim rework, a very cool and funky tune from Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark's just released album (the former is from The Pharcyde and the latter from Jurassic 5 so get your ears on that LP asap!), a splendid rework/mashup of Jimmy Smith and Lou Reed by the one and only J-Rocc, and a new California-cool song from People Under The Stairs. The second half of this mix goes into rather unknown territories, starting with a song made famous by French singer Charles Aznavour, interpreted by Congolese band Orchestre Franco, and remixed by Greek producer Palov… The killer edit of The Emotions which follows (spotted by Oliver Wang on his Soul-Sides blog - thanks!) is quite a treat too, and we've also found a way to pick a second tune from the Golden Dawn Arkestra afro-psych-rock project from Austin, Texas - one you have to grab if you haven't already. 'Produced by Adrian Quesada' should be enough of an argument… The last quarter of this mix is rather on the afro-side, with a tune extracted from the just-released Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics album. This amazing combination of artists resulted in a killer live show last year, I'm wondering how the album's sounding. Someone please tell Strut Records to send us a promo copy! UK Afrobeat band The Fontanelles are next. Their album released last year on First Word Records is a neo-classic of the genre and even if the song we found is not available for free anymore, we couldn't pass on playing it to remind you how cool that project is. The mix closes with two end-of-program selections: a soundtrack-ish surf tune by an Israeli band, and an astounding rework of Danny Elfman's 'Simpsons Theme' by German hip hop producer Dexter.

Tracklisting :
01. Nelo - Comment Te Dire Adieu
(from 'Touche' album, 2014 / Miam Records)
02. Animaux - Alaska (The Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)
03. Shareholder Tom - Ethiopian Girl
(from 'One Day Songs' EP, 2014 / Büro.9 Music)
04. Governor Tiggy x Mary J Blige x DJ Vadim - Tears On My Pillow
05. Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark - Bouillon (feat. Del and Murs)
(from 'Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark' album, 2014 / Delicious Vinyl)
06. Jimmy Smith x Lou Reed - Walk On The Spinning Wheel (J. Rocc Edit)
07. Kat O1O feat. People Under The Stairs - Summer Nights
08. Orchestre Franco - Je t Attends (Palov Bossanova Edit)
09. The Emotions - Blind Alley (Altered Tapes Remix)
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Masakayli
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
11. Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics - In The Middle
(from 'Jaiyede Afro' album, 2014 / Strut)
12. The Fontanelles - Afrocat
(from 'Horns Of Freedom' album, 2013 / First Word)
13. Monti Fiori - Cantare Surf (con Eyal Talmudi)
(from 'Cantare Surf' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
14. Dexter - Homer Flip
(from '10 YRS MPM x HHV.DE' compilation, 2012 / Melting Pot Music)
Total time : 51mn 22s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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


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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-09

Opening with a standard penned by Doc Pomus and Phil Spector for Ben E. King, this selection of (mostly) covers released in 1962 shows once again that classics are timeless. The sixties are still in the early stages and the global vibe is swinging, just starting to get a little poppy, as you'll discover while listening to the calypso, blues, soul, jazz and latin musical arrangements we've picked here. Pass the word if you like the series, we'll be back with a new episode by the end of next week...

Tracklisting :
01. Ben E. King - Ecstasy
(from 'Don't Play That Song!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
DOC POMUS/PHIL SPECTOR song, more info on allmusic
02. LaVern Baker - See See Rider
(from 'See See Rider' 7 inch, 1962 / Atlantic)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
03. Harry Belafonte - Michael Row The Boat Ashore
(from 'The Midnight Special' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
04. Nina Simone - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(from 'Nina Simone Sings Ellington!' album, 1962 / Colpix)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
(from 'Comin' Home Baby!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Sam Cooke - A Whole Lotta Woman
(from 'Twistin' The Night Away' album, 1962 / RCA)
SMOKEY ROBINSON/THE CONTOURS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Aretha Franklin - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
(from 'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' album, 1962 / Columbia)
JEAN SCHWARTZ/SAM M. LEWIS/JOE YOUNG cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Booker T. and The M.G.'s - I Got a Woman
(from 'Green Onions' album, 1962 / Stax)
RAY CHARLES/RENALD RICHARD cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo - Caravana
(from 'Jazz Tropical' album, 1962 / Musart)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Carmen McRae - Take Five
(from 'Take Five (Recorded Live At Basin Street East)' album, 1962 / Columbia)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Gerald Wilson Big Band - Milestones
(from 'Moment Of Truth' album, 1962 / Pacific Jazz)
MILES DAVIS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Homer and Jethro - Tico, Tico
(from 'Playing It Straight' album, 1962 / RCA Victor
ORQUESTRA COLBAZ cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Harry Belafonte - Zombie Jamboree
(from 'The Many Moods Of Belafonte' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
LORD INTRUDER cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_3-1962.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:38am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-02

As explained in the 'Volume One', this series of mixes in the 'Molesting Laura' vein explores the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years. This selection from records released or recorded in 1961 (excepted for one exception from hte mid/late 60s) keeps on diggin' some old but never aging Blues, Calypso, Exotica, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul. Hoping to see you next week, same spot, for the 1962 mix!

Tracklisting :
01. Sam Cooke - You're Always On My Mind
(from 'My Kind Of Blues' album, 1961 / RCA)
J.W. ALEXANDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra - Tequila
(from 'The Best of Cougat' album, 1961 / Mercury)
THE CHAMPS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ernestine Allen - Love For Sale
(from 'Let It Roll' album, 1961 / Tru-Sound)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
(from 'At Last!' album, 1961 / Argo)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny 'Hammond' Smith - Ribs an' Chips
(from 'Stimulation' album, 1961 / Prestige)
More info on wikipedia
06. Jeannette Williams - Hound Dog
(from 'Andre Williams Detroit Soul Vol.4' compilation, 2002 / Detroit 1961 Records)
JERRY LEIBER, MIKE STOLLER cover, more info on wikipedia.
This was released originally in 1967, not in 1961, but compiled on Detroit 1961 Records… So it is indeed from 1961 - the label!
07. Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
from 'Jump up Calypso' album, 1961 / RCA)
LORD KITCHENER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Claude Nougaro - Le Jazz Et La Java
(from 'Le Jazz Et La Java' 7 inch, 1961 / Philips)
DAVE BRUBECK cover (of the instrumental 'Three To Get Ready'), more info on wikipedia
09. Mark Murphy - My Favourite Things
(from 'Rah' album, 1961 / Riverside)
RICHARD ROGERS/OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Three Suns - Fever
(from 'Fever and Smoke' album, 1961 / RCA)
LITTLE WILIE JOHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Della Reese - Come-On-A-My House
(from 'Della Della Cha Cha Cha' album, 1961 / RCA)
ROSEMARY CLONEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. John Young Trio - Take Five
(from 'Themes And Things' album, 1961 / Argo)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)
(from 'VIVA Cugat!' album, 1961 / Mercury)
MOISES SIMONS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. James Brown - Hold It
(from 'Night Train' compilation, 1961 / King)
CLIFFORD SCOTT/BILLY BUTLER cover, originally a 1958 hit by Bill Doggett, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_2-1961.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-09-25

The 'Molesting Laura' series of mixes ranks amongst Paris DJs' most popular ones. With this new series in the same vein, we've decided to keep on exploring the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years! It'll be mixes of covers (the kind you're used to) but each one focusing on a full year of releases, starting in 1960, then 1961, then 1962, etc., up 'til today.

The concept of the cover is not the same in the early 1960s, after the Beatles and the pop explosion in the mid/late 60s, during the psychedelic revolution of the late 60s/earl 70s, in the 80s when many went for the cheap synths sounds (yes, some years in those 80s are gonna hard to fill), when grunge was so big in the 90s and so on… Of course this series is not definitive at all, just a viewpoint from Paris DJs' vaults of music. We're now working on the year 1965 and after and we might need help, especially for the 80s, so if you have suggestions don't hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.

This selection from records released or recorded in 1960 digs into Blues, Exotica, Jazz, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. Expect a few surprises and stay connected 'cos this is gonna be a loooooong ride!

Tracklisting :
01. Felix Slatkin Fantastic Percussion - I Love Paris
(from 'Felix Slatkin Conducts Fantastic Percussion' album, 1960 / Liberty)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Mack The Knife
(from 'Crazy! Baby' album, 1960 / Blue Note)
KURT WEILL/BERTOLT BRECHT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Kelly Brothers - He's The Same Today
(from 'He's Alright' 7 inch, 1960 / Federal)
ROSE WILLIAMS cover
04. Bo Diddley - Prisoner Of Love
(from 'Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger' album, 1960 / Checker)
RUSS COLUMBO/CLARENCE GASKILL/LEO ROBIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
(from 'Spoonful' 7 inch, 1960 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Don Cristobal y su Orquesta - Quien Sera
(from 'Recuerdo Tropical' album, 1960 / Video International)
LUIS DEMETRIO/PABLI BELTRAN RUIZ cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Peter Appleyard Per-cus-sive Jazz - Peter Gunn
(from 'Doctored For Super-Sound' album, 1960 / RCA)
HENRI MANCINI cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet - Summertime
(from 'Hot Sauce' album, 1960 / Tru-Sound)
GEORGE GERSCHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Don Pablo De Havana (aka Ed Lincoln) e sua Orquesta - Delicado
(from 'Cha Cha Cha Espetacular' album, 1960 /
VALDIR AZEVEDO/JACK LAWRENCE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Roger King Mozian - Carioca
(from 'Spectacular Percussion' album, 1960 / MGM)
VINCENT YOUMANS/EDWARD ELISCU/GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble - Caravan
(from 'Music To Break Any Mood' album, 1960 /
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Hugo Montenegro & Orch. - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
(from 'Bongos + Brass' album, 1960 / Time)
EDVARD GRIEG cover, more info on wikipedia
13. James Brown and His Famous Flames - Think
(from 'Think' album, 1960 / King)
THE "5" ROYALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 23s

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_1-1960.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-07-30

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl... only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your impatience, here's a second volume of carefully selected free downloads found on the web, assembled in a nice and flowing mix. Because 'Some of the best things in life are free', once again baby. Enjoy the vibes, and go grab the tracks for free separately if there's any you fall in love with!

Tracklisting :
01. The Frightnrs - Never Answer
(from '12-21-12' EP, 2012 / self-released)
02. Os Originais do Samba - Falador Passa Mal (Bosq Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
03. Poldoore - Lush Life
(from 'Lush Life' EP, 2014 / Dusted Wax)
04. The Elder Statesman - Montreux Sunrise
(from 'Montreux Sunrise' 7 inch, 2014 / Bastard Jazz)
05. Eminem - Business vs. J.A.R. - Future Cuss Cuss Mix 2
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
06. Governor Tiggy x Dr Dre x DJ Vadim - Well Done
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
07. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Push Na Ya
(from 'Unstraight Ahead' album, 2014 / Now-Again)
08. Simone Rubi - When I'm Down
(free single, 2013 / self-released)
09. Third Coast Kings - Black Cat Boogie
(from 'West Grand Boulevard' album, 2014 / Record Kicks)
10. Witch - Sunshine (The Bogart's Whiskey Barons Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
11. Spanish Gold - Out On The Street
(from 'South of Nowhere' album, 2014 / Del Mar Records)
12. Pleasuremaker (Afrolicious) - Mosquito Dance
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
13. Radio Citizen - Did You Waltz
(from 'Warm Canto EP', 2014 / Rauschen Records)
14. Bio Ritmo - Codeina
(from 'Puerta Del Sur' album, 2014 / Vampisoul)
15. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Afropocalypse
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
Total time : 56mn 57s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-05-21

Paris DJs have been hustling social networks for a week now, asking all the fans, friends and family to take out their credit card and support their crowdfunding campaign, in order to press some astonishing vinyl and merchandising. But Paris DJs is not all about the money and wanted to share this carefully mixed selection of tunes to be found as free downloads on the web. Because 'Some of the best things in life are free', baby. Enjoy the vibes, and go grab the tracks for free separately if there's any you fall in love with!
PS Thanks to Le Petit Bazar Free&Legal for the inspiration - a very cool blog focusing on fre downloads.

Tracklisting :
01. The Roots - Tomorrow feat. Raheem Devaughn
(from 'And Then You Shoot Your Cousin' album, 2014 / Def Jam)
02. Lettuce - Don't Be Afraid To Try (Instrumental)
(from 'Don't Be Afraid To Try' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
03. Kill Emil & The Yumas - I'm a Yuma
(from 'Lucianna' 7 inch, 2014 / Front Yard)
04. Amerigo Gazaway - I Want You 'Til The Summertime
(from 'Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)' mixtape, 2014 / Soul Mates)
05. Hartley & Wolfe - Walk On The Wild Side
(unreleased cover, not on the album released by BBE / 2013)
06. Raashan Ahmad & Nightmares on Wax - Blue Skies
(exclusive new tune, 2014 / self-released)
07. Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite (Second Hand Audio Remix)
(exclusive rework, 2013 / self-released)
08. Polyrhythmics - Labrador
(from 'Live From the Banana Stand' album, 2014 / Banana Stand Media)
09. Money Chicha - Chicha Negra
(from 'KUTX Live in Studio 1A' recording, 2013 / KUTX)
10. In Motion Collective - Tah's Theme
(from 'Lost Ark Studio Compilation Vol.4' digital compilation, 2013 / The Lost Ark Studio)
11. The Putbacks - In The Dirt
(from 'Spanish Harlem' digital single, 2014 / HopeStreet Recordings)
12. Kerbside Collection - A Night In Tunisia
(from 'Mind The Curb' album, 2013 / Légère Recordings)
13. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You (Jeremy Sole's Zombie Stomp Remix)
(unreleased rework, 2011)
14. The Edison Electrics - Yekermo Sew (Te'Amir Remix)
(from 'Oneironautics' album, 2012 / self-released)
15. Dérobé Dance Band - Kem Dahg
(from 'Gogoplata' 7 inch, 2014 / Secret Stash)
16. Hard Proof Afrobeat - Dragon
(from 'The Good Music Club Vol.2' compilation, 2014 / The Good Music Club)
17. Kabaka International Guitar Band - Mangala Special (Uproot Andy Remix)
(from 'Worldwide Ting Vol.1' digital EP, 2013 / Que Bajo)
18. Frankie Francis and Orchestra - Funky Calypso
(from 'Hot Cool Spice' album, 1970s / Bestway Productions)
Total time : 70mn 50s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Some_Of_The_Best_Things_In_Life_Are_Free.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents MRR-ADM Dirty Drums

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents MRR-ADM Dirty Drums
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-25

San Diego duo MHE are now known as MRR-ADM. MHE was for 'Machines Have Emotions', while MRR-ADM are the initials of their real names, Michael Raymond Russell and Adam Douglas Manella. All of their releases, between 2003 and 2006, have been on Sound In Color Records' now hard to find CDs, DVD, LPs, 12s or 7s - with only numbers for track names! In 2005 they worked with Heliocentrics drummer Malcolm Catto at Mike Burnham's Tardis Studio in Australia. In 2008 they put out a mysterious red 10 inch vinyl, 'featuring Malcolm Catto', sold out in 3 days, which put them in the spotlight. They've also collaborated with The Gaslamp Killer or Gonjasufi, and are preparing a first full-length recording to be released on Now-Again Records.

The sound of MRR-ADM can be summarized as modern library music with dope beats, sample-based hip-hop psych instrumentals: raw, psychedelic funk and jazz with a focus on dusty drums and bass, and some melodic touches from heavily processed guitars and synths. Dark, experimental and deeply funky, this is just AMAZING music which many rappers should trip on, again and again… Read their interview here for more info while listening to this 30mn selection of their work! And stay tuned for DRUMETRICS, the rebirth of their collective DIRTY DRUMS...

Tracklisting :
01. MRR-ADM - MHEMIDLUDE (also known as '4our')
(from 'Geisha House and Dolce Enoteca Presents: Sound In Color vol.1' compilation, 2006 / Sound In Color) info | buy
02. MHE - MHE008
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
03. MHE - 000
(from 'Block Radius' compilation, 2003 / Sound In Color) info
04. MHE - Untitled
(unknown source)
05. The Gaslamp Killer - Dead Vets
(from 'Breakthrough' album, 2012 / Brainfeeder) info | buy
06. MRR-ADM - 5ive feat. Gonjasufi
(from 'Archive' album, 2011 / Now-Again) info
07. MHE - MHE001 (Extended)
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
08. MRR-ADM - 11leven
(from 'Archive' album, 2011 / Now-Again) info
09. Gonjasufi - Holidays (MRR Remix)
(from 'The Caliphs Tea Party' album, 2010 / Warp) info | buy
10. MHE - MHE007
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
11. MHE - MHE045
(from 'MHE Sampler' album, 2009 / Media Creature Music) info
12. MRR-ADM - 010
(from 'Untitled' 10 inch, 2008 / self-released) info
Total time : 31mn 29s

All the original cover artworks and a complete discography are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
MRR-ADM : discogs | facebook | nowagain | soundcloud
Dirty Drums : official | blogspot | facebook | soundcloud | tumblr
Drumetrics : discogs | facebook | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_MRR-ADM_Dirty_Drums.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Paris DJs Soundystem presents Bajka Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-01-11

In January 2009, we posted a first mix focusing on the amazing voice of Bajka, a jazz/funk/soul/reggae singer from Germany who worked with many friends of ours and released music on many different labels. This first mix was a kind of retrospective of her work during the years 2005-2008, this second volume kicks off where we left, and aggregates some of her best tunes released between 2009 and 2012. Hopefully in 2016 we'll add a 3rd volume to this series!

Tracklisting :
01. Radio Citizen - Summer Days (Remix) feat. Bajka
(unreleased / 2010) info
02. Radio Utopia - Get Up, Stand Up feat. Bajka
(fro 'Algebra of Delight' album, 2010 / INFRACom!) info | juno
03. The Soul Session - Struggles and Blessings feat. Bajka
(from 'One' album, 2012 / Agogo) info | juno
04. Bajka - The Baker's Tale
(from 'In Wonderland' album, 2011 / Chinchin) info | juno
05. Sola Rosa - Lady Love feat. Bajka
(from 'Get It Together' album, 2009 / Way Up Recordings) info | juno
06. Bajka - The Beaver's Lesson (Mop Mop Jamaica Aroma Remix)
(from 'Escape From Wonderland' compilation, 2010 / Chinchin) info | juno
07. Bonobo - Walk In The Sky feat. Bajka
(from 'Days To Come' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune) info | juno
08. Radio Citizen - Hope feat. Bajka
(from 'Hope and Despair' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | juno
09. Una Mas Trio feat. Bajka - Clear As Water (Hidden Jazz Quartett Remix)
(from 'Clear As Water' 12 inch, 2009 / Agogo) info | juno
10. Dalindeo - New Creation Feat. Bajka
(from 'Soundtrack For The Sound Eye' album, 2010 / Ricky-Tick) info | juno
Total time : 43:02

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Bajka_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:58am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-08-27

Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah is a keyboard player and producer from Brooklyn. He's a founding member of Antibalas, of Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings/Soul Providers (under the name 'Earl Maxton') and of the Easy Star All-Stars. Victor really started producing reggae music 12 years ago, with his second album, released in 2001 on Guidance Recordings under the alias Roots Combination. His third album from 2007 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod', heavily played in Paris DJs mixes, still ranks as one of the greatest roots reggae recordings of the 21st century. He's been sharing his time between session work (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Lilly Allen, Nickodemus, Sugarman 3, Nas...), engineering/production work (Rob Symeonn, Jahdan Blakamoore, DJ Spinna, Courtney John, The Frightnrs, Maddie Ruthless, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars...), remixes (Sharon Jones, Alice Russell, Femi Kuti, Lady, Erykh Badu, M.I.A., Curumin, Bob and Gene...), featurings, new productions on the Liondub45 label, deejaying as Ticklah, and of course recording and touring with Antibalas or The Dap-Kings.

Victor visited us last year when Antibalas was playing in Paris, and he's been hitting us with his new productions regularly ever since, including a few selections yet to be released, such as his recent remixes for American indie rock band Wild Belle or Truth and Soul's R'n'B/funk/soul project Lady, his upcoming latest Rob Symeonn production to be released by Jah Youth, or the Brukky project to appear soon on Names You Can Trust

The man hears reggae exactly the way we do and we're deeply into his music. This mix is an opportunity for us to share this love. A HUGE 'Thank You' goes to Victor Axelrod for his help in building this mix, and of course also to Ben Hito for his killer series of artworks for our summer mixes!!

Tracklisting :
01. Lady - Get Ready (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Get Ready' 7 inch, 2013 / Truth and Soul) info
02. Judah Eskender Tafari - Land Of Confusion (Ticklah Rmx)
(from 'Land Of Confusion' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub45) info | buy
03. Wild Belle - Keep You (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Keep You' single, 2013 / Columbia) info
04. Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General Dub (Ticklah Dub)
(from 'The General' 7 inch, 2009 / Liondub45) info | buy
05. The Inversions - Rub The Lamp
(from 'I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights' 7 inch, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
06. Rob Symeonn and Ticklah - Rob I Land
(from 'Rob I Land' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub45) info | buy
07. Ticklah - Pork Eater (feat. Rob Symeonn)
(from 'Ticklah vs. Axelrod' album, 2007 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
08. Sluggy Ranks - Nah Bow Down
(from 'Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions Presents Roots Combination' compilation, 2001 / Guidance) info
09. Rob Symeonn feat. Ticklah - Jah Only
(from 'Jah Only' single, 2013 / Jah Youth Productions) info | buy
10. Sugar Minott - Praise His Name
(from 'Praise His Name' 7 inch, 2010 / Liondub45) info | buy
11. Brukky - Why Yu Nuh
(from 'Why Yu Nuh' upcoming 7 inch, 2013 / Names You Can Trust) info | buy
12. Easy Star All-Stars - Time Version
(from 'Dub Side Of The Moon' album, 2003 / Easy Star Records) info | buy
13. The Frightnrs - Admiration
(from '12/21/12' digital single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
14. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan - Stone Cold Dead in the Market (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Verve Records and Rockstar Games Present LA Noire Remixed' compilation, 2011 / Verve) info
15. Courtney John - Born To Fly
(from 'Born To Fly' 7 inch, 2012 / Liondub45) info | buy
16. Sharon Jones - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You (Ticklah Remix)
(from 'Daptone Records Remixed' compilation, 2008 / Scion Records) info | buy
Total time : 61mn 22s

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

Credits :
Selection by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com) with the help of Ticklah
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Presents_Ticklah.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 4:47am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-07-15

We've have cooked a special surprise for the summer of 2013: the comeback of the famous thematic Paris DJs mixes!! After more than 6 months of releasing a new single or album every week instead of a free mix, it was time for a short holiday break filled with 10 new mixes, carefuly mastered by Grant Phabao and beautifully illustrated by Ben Hito, for an augmented audio visual pleasure. Some international guests selectors and DJs will be featured, along with some of our resident DJs, starting with this Paris DJs Soundsystem selection of Carribean Soul, 'West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2', following-up on Loik's first volume - published more than 7 years ago and still up for grabs!

Tracklisting :
01. Wganda Kenya - El Lobo
(from 'El Lobo', 1981 / Disco Fuentes) COLOMBIA
(reissued on 'Quantic presents Tropical Funk Experience' compilation, 2009 / Nascente) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
02. Les Vikings - Ti Tong Ti Tong
(from 'Les Vikings' LP, 1974 / La Voix du Glove) GUADELOUPE
(reissued on 'Creole Love Calls - Rythmes Latins Des Antilles' compilation, 2001 / Isma'a)
03. Wild Fire - Check It Out
(from 'Check It' LP, 1975 / Charlie's) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
(reissued on 'Hugo Mendez presents Tropical Funk Experience' compilation, 2009 / Nascente) Buy on Juno
04. Biosis Now - Independent Bahamas
(from 'A Nation Is Born' compilation, 1974 / Bahamas Nationhood Ltd) BAHAMAS
(reissued on 'Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul and Calypso Crossover 1969-1979' compilation, 2008 / Strut) Buy on JunoDownload
05. Boo and The Tru-Tones - Don't Blow The Joint
(from 'Show The World' album, 197? / SRM-LABS) SAINT LUCIA
(reissued on 'West Indies Funk 2' compilation, 2011 / Trans Air) Buy on Juno
06. The Revolution Of St. Vincent - The Little You Say
(from 'The Little You Say' 7 inch, 1970s / WIRL) SAINT VINCENT
(reissued on 'The Little You Say' 7 inch, 2013 / Record Kicks) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
07. The Draytons Two - Hush Baby
(from 'Raw Spouge' album, 1973 / WIRL) BARBADOS
08. De Briano and The Alonso Wilson Quinteto - Concolon (Calypso Windsor)
(from 'Concolon (Calypso Windsor) 7 inch, / Windsor Panama Corp.) PANAMA
09. Marius Cultier - Eso Guede
(from 'The Way' album, 1976 / Magidisco) MARTINIQUE - Buy on Juno
10. Joe Trouillot - Le Coq Chante
(from 'Les Hits Des Années 50' compilation, 2000 / Géronimo Records) HAITI
(reissued on 'Beginner's Guide To The Caribbean' compilation, 2011 / Nascente) Buy on Juno
11. Les Aiglons - Ce Rat' La
(from 'Ce Rat La' 7 inch, 1973 / Duli Disc) GUADELOUPE
(reissued on 'Creole Love Calls - Rythmes Latins Des Antilles' compilation, 2001 / Isma'a)
12. The Duke Of Iron - Loving Woman Is A Waste Of Time
(from 'Calypso Carnival' 10 inch, 1950s / Monogram) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
13. Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville - Respect
(from 'Respect…' album, 1973 / Mini) HAITI
(reissued on Secret Stash Records, 2011) Buy on Juno
14. Duke - Freedom In Africa
(from 'Harps Of Gold' album, 1980 / Sharc international) TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
(reissued on 'Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul and Calypso Crossover 1969-1979' compilation, 2008 / Strut) Buy on JunoDownload
15. Barel Coppet Et Mister Lof - Jeunesse Vauclin
(from 'Jeunesse Vauclin' album, 1972 / Hit Parade) MARTINIQUE
(reissued on 'Tumbele' compilation, 2009 / Soundway) Buy on Juno or JunoDownload
Total time : 51mn 36s

Check the original cover artworks on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selection by Djouls and Loik from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-West_Indies_Vintage_Funk_Vol.2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska & Reggae Dub Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska and Reggae Dub Covers
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-31

This is Paris DJs mix #400 and the last one, closing the curtain on our cult podcast of mixes which gathered 3 millions of downloads in 7 years of activity. We'll now take a long-awaited rest, focusing on the Paris DJs label in 2013. This was an amazing adventure, thanks to everyone who participated in one form or another. We feel we've raised the podcast standard of mixed music to a very high level and can't wait to see some other people taking up the mantle while meeting the same requirements. Our monthly playlist will still happen every 30 days (so don't hesitate to keep on sending us quality records and music), and you'll have to switch to our podcast of 'Virtual Releases' to keep on following the music we publish for free… We'll be doing a few DJ sets here and there, and maybe start some Paris DJs parties soon… So happy new year everyone and enjoy this last dish of reggae covers and remixes, including a yet unreleased track from the upcoming Silvertones album produced by Grant Phabao (out soon on Paris DJs Records), and the famous roots reggae of Lee Fields that's available in our first compilation 'Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International'. Oh! And our editor-in-chief Djouls is more than happy to close this podcast show with a track from a ska band from New Dehli...

Tracklisting :
01. The Decoders - Walk On By feat. Noelle Scaggs
(Burt Bacharach and Hal David cover, from 'Walk On By' digital single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
02. Little Roy - Dive
(Nirvana cover, from 'Battle for Seattle' album, 2011 / Ark Recordings) info | buy
03. Grant Phabao and The Silvertones - Old Man River
(Jerome Kern and Oscar H&mmerstein II cover, from the upcoming 'Keep On Rolling' album, 2013 / Paris DJs) info | buy
04. Dub Colossus - Crazy in Dub
(Beyonce cover, from 'Dub Me Tender' album, 2012 / Real World) info | buy
05. Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady
(Cher cover, from 'Bang Bang Rock Steady' 7 inch, 1967 / Island) info
06. The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
(Al Green cover of 'Love and Happiness', from 'Double Seven' alum, 1973 / Trojan) info | buy
07. Analog Players Society - I Can't Wait
(from 'Hurricane Season In Brooklyn' album, 2012 / Studio Brooklyn) info | buy
08. Eva Smart - Upside Down
(Diana Ross cover, from 'Upside Down' 7 inch, 1980 / Empire) info | buy
09. Dub Kweli - Away Dub
(Glen Brown's 'Dub Happening' vs Zap Mama feat. Talib Kweli's 'Yelling Away', from 'Dub Kweli' mashup album, 2010 / self-released) info/download
10. Lee Fields - You're The Right Kind Of Girl (Grant Phabao Remix)
(exclusive reggae remix, from 'Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You' compilation, 2012 / Paris DJs) info | buy
11. Madness - Vietnam
(Jimmy Cliff cover, from 'Forever Young: The Ska Collection' compilation, 2012 / Salvo) info | buy
12. Prince Fatty - Ali Baba (Featuring Winston Francis and Alcapone)
(John Holt cover, from 'Prince Fatty Vs The Drunken Gambler' album, 2012 / Mr Bongo) info | buy
13. The Ska Vengers - I Put a Spell on You
(from 'The Ska Vengers' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
Total time : 47mn 47s

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

Credits :
Selection by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

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

Press Release :
END-OF-THE YEAR GIFTS FROM PARIS DJS

10 different blogs or websites run by people supporting us, collaborating with us or just following us have accepted to host an exclusive thematic mix of covers, in the vein of our cult 'Molesting Laura' series, mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem and illustrated by Ben Hito.

One more mix in this series will be offered on Paris DJs, between dec 25 and dec 31st. This mix will be the 400th one posted on the site and the last one of the Paris DJs podcast. As with the closing part of fireworks, we wanted to do a 'bouquet final', releasing 11 mixes in just a few days...

But this is not the end, Paris DJs is now a label releasing something new every week, with lots of surprises and collaborations to happen in 2013. We intend to keeping on painting the Internet wind in many ways. Thanks for staying connected.

The 10 blogs and websites where you'll find the 10 mixes :
BattleWeapons.es
Dustytape.blogspot.com
Heavenly-Sweetness.com
InnaDiMood.com
GrantPhabao.com
Kweeper.com
LeBluesDuRobot.blogspot.fr
Lemellotron.com
MonkeyBoxing.com
Music-Selections.com


Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road

Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-29

One last 'Bag Of Goodies' for the road, then our final mix, #400… We've checked our DJ bags, the tracks we were spinning recently, and gathered a collection of soulful and heavy-sounding pieces, including a first extract from the masterful upcoming Alice Russell album produced by ™ Juke (out in february on Tru Thoughts), the over-addictive classy new Truth & Soul hit 'Money' and an electic selection of other killer tracks. This is a series of mixes we're all gonna miss!

Tracklisting :
01. Frank Ocean - Pink Matter (feat. Andre 3000)
(from 'channel ORANGE' album, 2012 / Def Jam) info | buy
02. Captain Planet - Poggetto
(from 'Mystery Trip Vol.1' album, 2012 / Bastard Jazz) info | buy
03. Gramatik Vs. The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down 2012
(from 'Don't Let Me Down 2012' free single, 2012 / self-released) download
04. Tall Black Guy - I Feel Good (James Brown Flip Up)
(from 'Two Syllables Volume Eight' compilation, 2012 / First Word) download
05. Alice Russell - Twin Peaks
(from 'To Dust' album, 2013 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
06. Home Brew - Datura / White Flowers (feat. Lui Tuiasau)
(from 'Home Brew' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
07. The Friendly Fire Band meets Snoop Dogg & Pharrell - One Drop It Like It's Hot (Sam Redmore Mashup)
(from 'One Drop It Like It's Hot' free single, 2012 / Self-released) info | download
08. C.C. Adcock - Y'all'd Think She'd Be Good 2 Me feat. Stanton Moore
(from 'Lafayette Marquis' album, 2004 / Yep Roc) info | buy
09. Calibro 35 - Bushwick, Nigeria
(from 'Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn' 10 inch, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
10. Lady - Money
(from 'Money' digital single, 2012 / Truth & Soul) info | buy
11. The Heavy - Curse Me Good (Radio Edit)
(from 'Curse Me Good' single, 2012 / Counter) info | buy

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-One_Last_Bag_Of_Goodies_For_The_Road.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-12-24

Happy holidays everyone! This Xmas Goodies mix is #398 of our podcast series, which is getting a little closer to its conclusion with mix #400 happening before the end of the year… Meanwhile, enjoy this soulful, irie and groovy selection of global merriness, featuring some new holiday classics from a year ago from Ugly Duckling, Pee Pee Dynamite or Charles Bradley, some excerps from Cee-Lo Green new christmas album, and some festive goodies from the past. Oh! And of course a track from The Olympic Cyclone Band's Seasons Greetings, just released on Jalapeno Records. The band behing this album is Dr Rubberfunk and Hint, who nailed hands-down the Xmas album of the year!

Tracklisting :
01. Pee Pee Dynamite - Soul Of Xmas
(from 'A Groovy Christmas And New Year' 7 inch, 2011 / Academy LPs)
02. Charles Bradley feat. THe Gospel Queens - Every Day Is Christmas (When I'm Lovin' You)
(from 'Every Day Is Christmas' 7 inch, 2010 / Daptone)
03. Pablo - Record Shop
(from 'Turntable Technology' album, 2009 / Soma)
04. Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(from 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' 7 inch, 1975 / Total Sounds)
05. Cee Lo Green - What Christmas Means to Me
from 'CeeLo's Magic Moment' album, 2012 / Elektra)
06. The Del Vetts - I Want A Boy For Christmas
(from 'I Want A Boy For Christmas' 7 inch, 1961 / End)
07. Ugly Duckling - Last Minute Shopping
(from 'Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from UD' free single, 2011 / self-released)
08. Milly and Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
(from 'Getting Down For Xmas' 7 inch, 1973 / Right-On)
09. The Olympic Cyclone Band - Jingle Bells
(from 'Season's Greetings' album, 2012 / Jalapeno)
10. The Iron Phoenix - Natty Dread Christmas
(from 'Natty Dread Christmas' 7 inch, 1976 / The Thing)
11. Cesaria Evora - Natal
(from 'World Christmas' compilation, 1996 / Blue Note)
12. Cee Lo Green - Run Rudolph Run
from 'CeeLo's Magic Moment' album, 2012 / Elektra)

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Xmas_Goodies_2012.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benevento

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benvento
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-11-15

A new generation of keyboard players rose in the 90s starting with, of course, John Medeski (from Medeski, Martin and Wood), the undisputed king, the Jimi Hendrix of keyboards, but also Robert Walter (from The Greyboy Allstars), Brian Haas (from Jacob Fred Jazz Oddyssey), Page McConnell (from Phish), or Kyle Hollingsworth (from The String Cheese Incident)…

Then came the 2000s with Marco Benevento, one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo, co-founder of <>The Royal Potato Family label, and heir to Medeski's throne.

Marco is beyond talented, he played with so many different bands doing so many different styles, from straight forward jazz, to tripped-out jamband crazyness. Even funk, rock, reggae… nothing can resists his themes and melody-driven lines, tugging at your heartstrings like none other, with or without distorsion!

Marco's been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. He's performed with countless musicians including Matt Chamberlain, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio, Eric Krasno, Wayne Krantz, John Ellis, Dave Dreiwitz, Marc Friedman, Reed Mathis, Bobby Previte, Ari Hoening, Terreon Gully, Brian Haas, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, Steven Bernsetin, Briggin Kraus, Lyrics Born, Mike Dillon, Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore and others…

We gathered his complete discography, from the Jazz Farmers beginnings in 2002 and the Benevento-Russo Duo years until 2006, the featurings on albums from Brian Mitchell, Trey Anastasio, Matt Trowbridge, Everyone Orchestra or A.C. Newman (among others), to the supergroups GRAB (Gordon, Russo, Anastasio, Benevento), Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Garage A Trois, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, and of course his amazing solo career ("Live At Tonic" in 2007, "Invisible Baby" in 2008, "Me Not Me" and "Live In NYC: The Sulivan Hall Residency" in 2009, "Between The Needles and Nightfall" in 2010 and "TigerFace" in 2012).

After re-listening to that complete output, chronologically, the evolution in Marco Benevento's sound, the road he's taken with its twists and turns, always going forward, became more obvious, setting forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Medeski Martin and Wood, Arcade Fire, Tortoise, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau. Yep, that unique!

Here's our 45mn mixed introduction to Marco Benevento's music.
We've also prepared a nice interview for you to read while listening to the mix - in english or en français!
Get on the bus and enjoy the ride.

Tracklisting :
01. Marco Benevento - Seems So Long Ago Nancy
(from 'Me Not Me' album, 2009 / The Royal Potato Family)
02. Garage A Trois - Dory's Day Out
(from 'Power Patriot' album, 2009 / The Royal Potato Family)
03. Nostalgia 77 feat. Josa Peit - Simmerdown (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Marco Benevento)
(from Paris DJs 'Virtual Releases' series, 2012 / Paris DJs)
04. Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold
(from 'Bene Live: April 2011' compilation, 2011 / The Royal Potato Family)
05. Garage A Trois - Assault On Precinct 13
(from 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil' album, 2011 / The Royal Potato Family)
06. Marco Benevento - Music Is Still Secret
(from 'Between The Needles and Nightfall' album, 2010 / The Royal Potato Family)
07. The Benevento/Russo Duo - Sunny's Song
(from 'Best Reason To Buy The Sun' album, 2005 / Ropeadope)
08. Marco Benevento - The Night Before October
(from 'Live At Tonic' album, 2007 / Ropeadope)
09. Marco Benevento - The Real Morning Party
(from 'Invisible Baby' album, 2008 / Hyena)
10. Marco Benevento - Fireworks
(from 'TigerFace' album, 2012 / The Royal Potato Family)

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem & Ping Pong Promotion present Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-10-14

This mix started as a monthly Bag of Goodies, checking the stack of new records and the playlist of digital downloads we received during the past month. Then a trend emerged, some overall bluesy feeling that permeated many of those new albums and singles. We gradually got deep into a 21st century blues kind of vibe, through many music styles. One can wonder if the global economic crisis might be affecting today's music producers… or if it's just the rise of another cycle in music trends? There was a huge rock copycats period, new wave hit electro music quite hard before it went nu disco on many, and hip hop has gone mainstream. That was the late 70s and the whole 80s all over again. So what's next? A comeback of mid-1990s trip-hop?

Well at Paris DJs we just call it the Blues.
Nothin' but a low-down shakin' chill.

Kid Koala just released a full album of scratching blues trickery on Ninja Tune. Meshell Ndegeocello's going back to her roots with an album of Nina Simone covers. Menahan Street Band gem of a second album is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992 as their leader Thomas Brenneck puts it. Former Metronomy-member Gabriel Stebbing returns to the scene as Night Works with a plaintive and soulful R&B ballad. Grant Phabao filters the southern-fried, psychedelic funk of Adrian Quesada's The Echocentrics through Jamaican gospel. Hidden Orchestra reinvents chill-out with their textural groove and head-nodding experiences. Doctor L notes that We Got Lost along the way and goes back to folk/blues songs with his unique trippy style. Lukid amazes with his soulful/ambient electronic pop. Ghana-based singer/songwriter Andrew Ashong enlists the help of Detroit techno/Chicago sound sculptor Theo Parrish for some romantic beats and soulful ballads. Singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee Melo-X join forces as Zulu Guru, bringing together a new electronic sound rooted in soul and blues. Studio One veteran Carlton Livingston starts putting on his soulful reggae songs some soul jazz dressings thanks to Parisian sound master Grant Phabao. And jazz drummer Karriem Riggins pays tribute to James 'J Dilla' Yancey's percussive blend of cosmic soul…

Do you feel it?

Tracklisting :
01. Kid Koala - 5 bit Blues
(from '12 bit Blues' album, 2012 / Ninja Tune) info | buy
02. Meshell Ndegeocello - To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChestnuTT
(from 'Pour Une Ame Souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone' album, 2012 / Naive) info | buy
03. Menahan Street Band - Three Faces
(from 'The Crossing' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
04. Night Works - I Tried So Hard
(from 'I Tried So Hard' 12 inch, 2012 / Loose Lips) info | buy
05. The Echocentrics - Don Alejo (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'The Echocentrics Remixes' 12 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
06. Hidden Orchestra - Vorka
(from Archipelago' album, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
07. Doctor L - Come On Over feat. Robert 'Chicken' Burke
(from 'We Got Lost' album, 2012 / Comet) info | buy
08. Lukid - Bless My Heart
(from 'Lonely At The Top' album, 2012 / Werkdiscs) info | buy
09. Andrew Ashong - Flowers feat. Theo Parrish
(from 'Flowers EP' 12 inch, 2012 / Sound Signature) info | buy
10. Zulu Guru (Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X) - The Perfect Blues
(from 'Zulu Guru' album, 2012 / Ninja Tune) info | buy
11. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Could Be Bitter (Jazz Rework)
(from 'Could Be Bitter' digital single, 2012 / Paris DJs) info | buy
12. Karriem Riggins - J Dilla The Greatest
(from 'Together' album, 2012 / Stones Throw) info | buy
Total time : 50:18

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

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com) with the help of Jais/Fred/DJ Oof and Florence from Ping Pong Promotion (pingpong.fr)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ping Pong Promotion : official | facebook | myspace | mixcloud | soundcloud | twitter


Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol4

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-19

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of course, lots of band from the USA where the Afro fever has now risen to new heights after the success of the Fela musical. Djouls has been digging once again for months, carefully selecting the best tracks from all the new and not so new bands out there playing African groovy music, including this time Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Analogik, Antibalas, Brownout, Debo Band, Ebo Taylor, Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex, Hearts of Darkness, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, J-san and Big Mean, Jungle By Night, King Porter Stomp, KonKoma, Kwame Afrovibes, London Afrobeat Collective, Ocote Soul Sounds, Orgone, Papa Chango, Piper Street Sound and Dialect Trio, Samuel Yirga, Staff Benda Bilili, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Qualitons, The Souljazz Orchestra, The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby, Toumani Diabates Symmetric Orchestra and Underground System Afrobeat. Add to that selection some very cool Afro tracks from Latin, Funk or Pop artists such as Brownout, Combo de la Musica, Connie Price and The Keystones, Criolo, Damn!, King Porter Stomp, Orgone, Rubblebucket and The Impellers, give it to Grant Phabao to masterfully mix the whole thing down, and you have nearly 3 new hours of 21st century Afro music to trip out, chill on or dance to!
Still available : Vol.0, Vol.1, Vol.2 and Vol.3.

Tracklisting :
01. Ocote Soul Sounds - Primavera
(from 'Taurus' album, 2011 / ESL Music) info | buy
02. Orgone - Shopping Spree
(from 'Killion Vaults' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | buy
03. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Hip Hop Definition
(from 'Last Odyssey' album, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
04. Samuel Yirga - Abet Abet
(from 'Hagere' album, 2011 / Real World) info | buy
05. J-san and Big Mean - Meet Your Maker
(from 'Warrior' album, 2012 / self-released) info/buy
06. Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex and Friends - Ambassel
(from 'Y'Anbessaw Tezeta' album, 2012 / Terp) info/buy
07. Analogik - Lantchi
(from 'New Seeland' album, 2012 / Jenka Music) info | buy
08. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Lale Lale
(from 'Lale Lale' single, 2010 / B-Soul Records) info | buy
09. The Qualitons - Fulcimpa
(from 'Rolling The Bones' 7 inch, 2012 / Tramp) info | buy
10. Debo Band - Tenesh Kelbe Lay
(from 'Debo Band' album, 2012 / Sub Pop) info | buy
11. Connie Price and The Keystones - Double Dutch
(from 'Wildflowers' album, 2004 / Now-Again) info | buy
12. Papa Chango - The Mantis
(from 'The Matador' album, 2012 / General Film Music) info | buy
13. Brownout - Rub A Dub
(from 'Oozy' album, 2012 / Nat Geo Music) info | buy
14. Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - The Fight Is In The Streets (DJ Floro and Oscar Martos Mix)
(from 'Toubab Re-Souled' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
15. Orgone - Cali Fever
(from 'Cali Fever' album, 2010 / Ubiquity) info | buy
16. The Impellers - Pon Lo Afuera
(from 'This Is Not A Drill' album, 2012 / Legere Recordings) info | buy
17. Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow vs AZ feat. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon - New York (Ghostfunk Mashup)
(from 'Ghostfunk' album, 2011 / self-released) info
18. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Future Africa
(from 'Do Anything Go Anywhere' album, 2010 / self-released) info | buy
19. King Porter Stomp - Mama Needs A Hand
(from 'Shuffle' album, 2012 / Comm:unitysounds) info | buy
20. Kwame Afrovibes - Let's Go
(from 'Let's Go' album, 2012 / self-released) info
21. Hearts of Darkness - Come Forward
(from 'Shelf Life' album, 2012 / Shipshape Music) info/buy
22. Damn! - African-Scanian Music Continuum Rerouted
(from 'Youth Style' album, 2004 / Raw Fusion) info | buy
23. Antibalas - The Ratcatcher
(from 'Antibalas' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
24. Piper Street Sound and Dialect Trio - Detroit
(from 'Dialectical Immaterialism' album, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
25. Jungle By Night - Cyclin'
(from 'Hidden' album, 2012 / Kindred Spirits) info | buy
26. Underground System Afrobeat - B.O.B.
(from 'The B.O.B. EP (Bootyshake Outbreak)' single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
27. The Souljazz Orchestra - Serve and Protect
(from 'Solidarity' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
28. London Afrobeat Collective - Occupy
(from 'Occupy' single, 2012 / self-released) info | buy
29. Rubblebucket - Bikes
(from 'Rubblebucket' album, 2009 / self-released) info | buy
30. Combo de la Musica - Angola
(from 'Why EP', 2012 / Mr Keif Records) info | buy
31. KonKoma - Handkerchief
(from 'KonKoma' album, 2012 / Soundway) info | buy
32. The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby - Gawad Teriamou
(from 'Gawad Teriamou' 7 inch, 2011 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
33. Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Salsa
(from 'Boulevard De L'Independance' album, 2006 / Nonesuch) info | buy
34. Criolo - Bogota
(from 'No na Orelha' album, 2011 / Sterns Brazil) info
35. Staff Benda Bilili - Osali Mabe
(from 'Bouger le Monde' album, 2012 / Crammed Discs) info | buy
36. Ebo Taylor - Abonsam
(from 'Appia Kwa Bridge' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
Total time : 3h

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

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Afro_Spectacular_Vol_4.mp3
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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-09

Hot on the heels of our August 2012 playlist of records we received during the pastmonth, here's its companion mix and final volume in the Bag of Goodies series. Final? Don't worry, our founders Djouls and Loik will be back next month with a brand new serialized concept - but shh! more about that later… This 12th volume, more than one hour long, covers many grounds, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Cumbia, Jazz, Salsa, Boogaloo, Bollywood and even a piece of Disco action right in the middle! Lots of great stuff just released or happening very soon, we hope you'll enjoy this monthly 21st Century Digging selection.

Tracklisting :
01. Bob and Gene featuring The Inversions - I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights
(from 'I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights' 7 inch, 2012 / Daptone Records) info | buy
02. Sputnik-1 - 50.000 Lightyears
(from '50,000 Lightyears' 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity Records) info | buy
03. Dialect Trio - Cumbiaruss
(from 'Dialect Trio EP', 2011 / self-released) info | buy
04. Roots Manuva - Witness (Benji Boko Remix)
(from 'Remixes - Vol.1' compilation, 2012 / self-released) info
05. The Cactus Channel - The Colour Of Don Don
(from 'Haptics' album, 2012 / HopeStreet Recordings) info | buy
06. Menahan Street Band - Slight Of Hand
(from 'The Crossing' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
07. Roy Porter Sound Machine - Party Time
(from 'The Story Of' compilation, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | buy
08. Pigmeat Markham - We Got The Number
(from 'Ancestors Of Rap' compilation, 2012 / Tramp Records) info | 2LP | CD | Digital
09. Cilantro Boombox - La Batalla (feat. Federico Pacheco)
(from 'Cilantro Boombox' album, 2012 / self-released) info
10. Superpendejos - Princes De La Cumbia (Fort Knox Five Remix)
(from 'Ya Sta Aqui EP' single, 2012 / Urbanworld) info | buy
11. Kylie Auldist - Changes
(from 'Still Life' album, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
12. The Soul Surfers - Doin' The Rasklad
(from 'Doin' The Rasklad' 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
13. The Souljazz Orchestra - Ya Basta
(from 'Solidarity' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
14. The Park and Happy Mayfield starring Darondo - Burnin' Up
(from 'Silver Cloud Time Machine' 7 inch, 2012 / Different Fur) info | buy
15. Liam Bailey - Please Love Me
(from 'Please Love Me' 7 inch, 2012 / Truth and Soul) info | buy
16. Orquesta El Macabeo - El Sueno
(from 'El Sueno' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
17. Chico Trujillo - Caleta Vargas
(from 'Gran Pecador' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
18. Mankoora - Boogaloo Tormenta
(from 'El Loco' 7 inch, 2012 / Hiperbole) info | buy
19. The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullet Love
(from 'You Me Bullet Love' album, 2012 / HopeStreet Recordings) info | buy
Total time : 67:58

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_12.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.11

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.11
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-14

We're back with a new volume of our monthly series Bag of Goodies, heavy on the Afro vibes, with some pieces of Flamenco Funk, Soulful Rock, Salsa, Soul Jazz and Disco thrown in for good measure! Some of you have asked us to hear the music we carefully select for our playlists so you might recognize half of the record played in this mix, previously featured in the July 2012 selection of the best records sent to us by artists and labels…

Tracklisting :
01. Doctor L - Riders In Da Storm feat. Tie aka Ngnima Sarr and Kiala
(from 'We Got Lost' album, 2012 / Comet) info | buy
02. The Gaslamp Killer - Nissim
(from 'Breakthrough' album, 2012 / Brainfeeder) info | buy
03. Shaolin Afronauts - Brooklyn
(from 'Quest Under Capricorn' album, 2012 / Freestyle) info | buy
04. Caramelo - Brooklyn
(from 'Ride' album, 2012 / Caramelo) info | buy
05. The Heavy - Be Mine
(from'The Glorious Dead' album, 2012 / Counter) info | buy
06. Bio Ritmo - Sombras
(from 'Biónico' album, 2008 / Locutor) info | buy
07. Soul Sugar - Hands On
(from 'Hands On' EP, 2012 / Soul Sugar) info | buy
08. Analogik - Stella
(from 'New Seeland' album, 2012 / Jenka Music) info | buy
09. Antibalas - Dirty Money
(from 'Antibalas' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
10. Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Rise Up
(from 'Rise Up' 12 inch, 2012 / Names You Can Trust) info | buy
11. Ekambi Brillant - Aboki (GUYNAMUKAT Corazon Club Edit)
(from 'Nik Weston presents Afro Funk Gems Volume Two' 7 inch, 2012 / Mukatsuku) info/buy
12. Bepu N'Gali - I Travel To You
(from 'I Travel To You' 12 inch, 2012 / International Feel) info | buy
13. Captain Planet - Bokazo
(from 'Mystery Trip Vol.1' album, 2012 / Bastard Jazz) info | buy
14. Jungle Fire - Tokuta (KidGusto Remix)
(from 'Tokuta KidGusto Remix' free download, 2012 / Jungle Fire) info | buy
15. Debruit - Nigeria What?
(from 'Spation Temporel' 12 inch, 2010 / Civil Music) info | buy
Total time : 69:22

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_11.mp3
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Grant Phabao and Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Again! Vol.2

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Again! Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-07-03

This month's selection dives into folk & blues territories, with covers of Elvis Presley, The Melodians, Canned Heat, The Black Keys, Albert King, Duke Ellington, Technotronic, Bob Dylan or Dave Brubeck... among others. Because Laura's got the blues: she's only be molested twice this year. In January by Grant Phabao and Djouls and last month by Chicha Libre, even though we had made a promise to have her molested at least once a month this year… So we'll be from now on trying to fulfill that promise to be back every month. Molesting Laura Again!

Tracklisting :
01. Hanni el Khatib - Heartbreak Hotel
(Elvis Presley cover, from 'Will the Guns Come Out' album, 2011 / Innovative Leisure) info | buy
02. Jorma Kaukonen - By The Rivers Of Babylon
(The Melodians cover, from 'Stars In My Crown' album, 2007 / Red House) info
03. Slackwax - On The Road Again
(Canned Heat cover, from 'Slackwax EP', 2008 / Modernsoul) info | buy
04. Bettye LaVette - I'm Not the One
(The Black Keys cover, from 'Thankful N' Thoughtful' album, 2012 / Anti-) info | buy
05. Rita Coolidge - Born Under A Bad Sign
(Albert King cover, from 'Rita Coolidge' album, 2071 / A&M) info
06. Lurrie Bell - Swing Low
(Traditional, from 'The Devil Ain't Got No Music' album, 2012 / Aria B.G.) info
07. Tommy Guerrero - Come Together
(The Beatles cover, from 'Another Late Night' compilation, 2002 / Azuli) info | buy
08. Hazmat Modine - I've Been Lonely for So Long
(Frederick Knight cover, from 'Cicada' album, 2011 / Barbès) info
09. Joe Jackson - I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues, Do Nothin' 'til You Hear From Me feat. Sharon Jones
(Duke Ellington covers, from 'The Duke' album, 2012 / earMusic) info
10. Richard Groove Holmes - Tobacco Road
(John D. Loudermilk cover, from 'Book of the Blues Vol.1' album, 1964 / Warner Bros.) info
11. Tom Jones - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
( Mickey Newbury cover, from 'Spirit in the Room' album, 2012 / Island) info | buy
12. The Roots - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
(traditional, from 'Soundtrack for a Revolution' compilation, 2012 / Entertainment One) info
13. The Lost Fingers - Pump Up The Jam
(Technotronic cover, from 'Lost In The 80s' album, 2008 / Tandem) info
14. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Political World
(Bob Dylan cover, from 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan' compilation, 2012 / Amnesty International) info | buy
15. Davy Graham - Take Five
(Dave Brubeck Quartet cover, from 'Anthology 1961-2007' compilation, 2012 / Les Cousins Music) info
Total time : 50:26

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

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

Links :
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Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-Are_Molesting_Laura_Again_Vol_2.mp3
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Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Blaxploitation Vol.4

Paris DJs Soundsystem - 21st Century Blaxploitation Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2012-06-27

So many cool 21st Century Blaxploitation-sounding tracks have been released recently that Paris DJs couldn't pass on concocting a new imaginary soundtrack of their famous Pam Grier-illustrated series. This new selection gathers Blaxploitation Funk & Soul, car chase themes, old school Hip Hop, Afrofunk, Jamesbrownisms, some jazz, breakbeats and more thrilling grooves… Respect to the friendly record-sending people out there: Kept Records in the US and their blasting 45s, Record Kicks in Italy and the banging funk LP from Third Coast Kings, Unique in Germany who introduced us to the Osaka Monaurail funk revue years ago, Kindred Spirits in the Netherlands and the joyfully spirited afrobeat of Jungle By Night, and finally Mackrosoft in Seattle and the amazing retro-hip-hop-funk of The Cheebacabra!

Tracklisting :
01. Szenario - Trying
(from 'Hypnotic Machine' album, 2012 / Project: Mooncircle) info | buy
02. Polyrhythmics - Klompton
(from 'The Imposter' 7 inch, 2011 / Kept Records) info | buy
03. Third Coast Kings - Cop It Proper
(from 'Third Coast Kings' album, 2012 / Record Kicks) info | buy
04. DJ Nu-Mark feat. Bumpy Knuckles - Dumpin' Em All
(from 'Dumpin' Em All' single, 2012 / Hot Plate) info | buy
05. Papa Chango - Dark Passenger
(from 'The Matador' album, 2012 / General Film Music) info | buy
06. Lettuce - Play
(from 'Fly' album, 2012 / Royal Family) info | buy
07. Tuatara - Action Thriller
(from 'Cinemathique' album, 2001 / Fast Horse Recordings) info
08. Osaka Monaurail - The Archipelago
(from 'State Of The World' album, 2011 / Unique) info | buy
09. Jungle By Night - Gallowstreet 34
(from 'Hidden' album, 2012 / Kindred Spirits) info | buy
10. Neal. - Adventurer
(from 'Bang' album, 2012 / Royal Family) info
11. New York Trouble - Light Stakeout Pt.1
(from 'Light Stakeout' 7 inch, 2011 / Tummy Touch/KPM) info | buy
12. The Uptown Felaz - Uptown Theme
(from 'First Gear EP' 12 inch, 2009 / Shiftin' Gear) info | buy
13. The Cheebacabra - The Delivery (Phase I)
(from 'Pass The Information' album, 2012 / Mackrosoft) info | buy
14. Brownout - FS1
(from 'Oozy' album, 2012 / NatGeo Records) info | buy
Total time : 50:12

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

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

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Blaxploitation_Vol_4.mp3
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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.8

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-06-09

Even though we're gathering a quite explosive selection of Afrofunk, Latin, Jazz, R'n'B, indonesian Bass, Hip Hop, Rock, Soul, Electro and Brazil vibes in the same hour, our recipe is not that complex. This month's Bag of Goodies' selection started with a playlist of 1000+ tracks and a stack of vinyls and CDs. After some careful digging, Djouls extracted 50 tracks, gave them to Loik to sort out two handfuls of the best goodies in there, added a few last-minute spices, and went to Grant Phabao's studio for some masterful cooking! The menu includes some nice grooves from friendly labels Electric Cowbell, Daptone, Counter, Urbanworld, Innovative Leisure, Luv'N'Haight/Ubiquity, BBE, Tru Thoughts, Mocambo and EBS Diggin, in the form of a panoramic view of Paris DJs' access to quality music...

Tracklisting :
01. Papa Chango - Dark Passenger
(from 'The Matador' album, 2012 / General Film Music) info | buy
02. Mucca Pazza - Sexy Bull
(from 'Safety Fifth' album, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
03. Nick Waterhouse - (If) You Want Trouble
(from 'Time's All Gone' album, 2012 / Innovative Leisure) info | buy
04. Chase Leon - Tomorrow Never Comes (prod. by DJ Shadow)
(from 'Blue Lotus' upcoming mixtape, 2012) info
05. Jalan Surabaya - Alam Maya (Dub Pirate Refix)
(from 'Alam Maya EP', 2011 / Urbanworld) info | buy
06. The Heavy - What Makes A Good Man? (Radio Edit)
(from 'What Makes A Good Man?' single, 2012 / Counter) info | buy
07. The Sugarman 3 - What the World Needs Now
(from 'What the World Needs Now' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
08. Thom Janusz - Mithra Plane 2
(from 'Ronn Forella …Moves!' album, 2012 / Luv'N'Haight) info | buy
09. Los Transatlanticos - Moving Up (Se Me Siento Fine) feat. Freddy Livingston, Pina, Doggy Fresh
(from 'First Trip' album, 2012 / BBE) info | buy
10. Benji Boko - No.1 Sound (Hint Remix)
(from 'No.1 Sound' single, 2012 / Tru Thoughts) info | buy
11. Helen Gurley Brown - Lessons In Love (Psychemagik Edit)
(from 'How To Get A Girl' free download, 2008) info
12. Loopez - Lost Tape #1
(from 'Free' upcoming album, 2012 / Nodo Music) info | buy
13. Gizelle Smith - Jonny
(from 'Jonny' 7 inch, 2012 / Mocambo) info | buy
14. Kiko Dinucci - Mosquitinho de Velorio
(from 'Brazuca Vol.2' EP, 2012 / EBS Diggin) | buy
Total time : 50:05

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Bag_Of_Goodies_Vol_8.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-25

When I was younger you couldn't find funky, soulful or psychedelic Afro music at all in France. Then I stumbled upon a used Fela CD and with the arrival of the 21st century I discovered Antibalas. Both rocked my musical world and changed my life forever. Flash forward to 2012 and I now run the Paris DJs music agency, producing with label partner Grant Phabao the same kind of Afro music I fell in love with years ago. Thanks to the site's network of musical friends, we've managed to gather in our studios and productions musicians from Fela's Afrika 70 and Egypt 80, Antibalas, Brownout/Grupo Fantasma, Massak, Souljazz Orchestra, Tarace Boulba, Les Frères Smith, Psyco, Ebo Taylor's Afrobeat Academy, etc. Those tracks will form the core of a Paris DJs Soundsystem Afrofunk/Tropical/Reggae/Funk/Soul compilation album to be released in september and we are looking out for this project for other artists who represent what Paris DJs has been about for nearly 7 years. So if you have some unreleased tropical grooves to submit to us don't wait any longer! Meanwhile, here's the 3rd volume of our Spectacular selections of new cool afro grooves from the scene, with a brand new exclusive track from Franck Biyong's new project with The Diamane Bantu Messengers produced at Paris DJs' studios, the first extract from the upcoming new Antibalas album, friendly vibes from Akalé Wubé, The Liberators, Chico Mann, Shogun Orchestra, Beta Hector, Ebo Taylor (one of the two tracks from the new album on which Grant Phabao did a bit of his magic), Jungle By Night, Amayo (adding vocals on a Melvin Gibbs track featuring John Medeski!) or Seun Kuti… and more friendly vibes sent to us by our label collegues from Electric Cowbell, Agogo, Record Kicks, Ubiquity, Truth and Soul, Honest Jon's or Jazz and Milk… plus some digging finds such as Dereb The Ambassador, The Macrotones, Bixiga 70, Topaz or Papa Chango… and with a surprising closing track from the Classica Orchestra Afrobeat, some crazy Italian guys re-arranging Fela for classical music! As usual this new 21st Century Afro 25-tracks selection gathers modern Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afrolatin and Ethio grooves from all over the world, selected by myself (Djouls), mixed and fully mastered by Grant Phabao. [Check also the Extravaganza monster mix, and the Spectacular Vol.1 and Vol.2]

Tracklisting :
01. [00:00] Va Fan Fahre - Nighttrain To Beirut
(from 'Al Wa Debt' album, 2010 / Zephyrus) info | buy
02. [04:29] Antibalas - Sare Kon Kon (radio edit)
(from 'Antibalas' album, 2012 / Daptone) info | buy
03. [09:16] Akalé Wubé - Mata
(from 'Mata' album, 2012 / Nabligam) info | buy
04. [12:53] Polythythmics - Pink Wasabi
(from 'We Will Begin Again' 7 inch, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) info | buy
05. [16:56] Bukky Leo and Black Egypt - Skeleton
(from 'Skeleton' 12 inch, 2012 / Agogo) info | buy
06. [22:50] Dr. John - Eleggua
(from 'Locked Down' album, 2012 / Nonesuch) info | buy
07. [25:28] Dereb the Ambassador - Gedawo (Traditional)
(from 'Dereb the Ambassador' album, 2011 / Other Tongues) info
08. [29:43] The Liberators - Let It Go (instrumental)
(from 'Let It Go feat. Roxie Ray' single, 2012 / Record Kicks) info | buy
09. [33:29] Professor Wouassa - La Cadena (feat. Chico Mann)
(from 'Dangerous Koko!' album, 2011 / Vendetta Digital) info | buy
10. [38:40] Monophonics - Thinking Black
(from 'In Your Brain' album, 2012 / Ubiquity) info | buy
11. [41:54] Shogun Orchestra - Bamako
(from 'Shogun Orchestra' album, 2012 / Jakarta) info | buy
12. [46:26] Beta Hector - Boi Peixe Theme feat. Boi Peixe
(from 'Beta Hector/Quantic' limited 7 inch, 2012 / HHV.de) info | buy
13. [50:45] The Macrotones - Praying Mantis
(from 'First Signs of Danger' album, 2011 / Young Cub) info
14. [54:48] Ebo Taylor - Assom
(from 'Appia Kwa Bridge' album, 2012 / Strut) info | buy
15. [60:38] Jungle By Night - Ethiopino
(from 'Hidden' album, 2012 / Kindred Spirits) info | buy
16. [01:03:50] El Michels Affair - Run Fay Run
(from 'Run Fay Run' 7 inch, 2011 / Truth and Soul) info | buy
17. [01:07:22] Rocket Juice and The Moon - Follow-Fashion feat. Fatoumata Diawara and M.anifest
(from 'Rocket Juice and The Moon' album, 2012 / Honest Jon's) info | buy
18. [01:11:17] Papa Chango - A Challenger Appears
(from 'The Matador' album, 2012 / General Film Music) info | buy
19. [01:15:55] Topaz - Paleo (alt. version)
(from 'Pure Hemp presents One Love' compilation, 2006 / Pure Hemp) info
20. [01:21:51] Bixiga 70 - Grito de Paz
(from 'Bixiga 70' album, 2011 / ) info | download
21. [01:26:04] Franck Biyong and The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Fe Bain
(from 'Fe Bain' upcoming single, 2012 / Paris DJs) info
22. [01:31:01] Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Seconds
(from 'In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2' compilation, 2008 / Shout Factory) info
23. [01:34:35] Sam Irl - Oh Mother feat. Smizuler and The Helmets
(from 'Slower Bavarian' EP, 2012 / Jazz&Milk) info | buy
24. [01:39:05] Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity - Mojuba feat. Amayo and John Medeski
(from 'Ancients Speak' album, 2009 / Livewired Music) info | buy
25. [01:43:33] Classica Orchestra Afrobeat - Zombie feat. Seun Kuti
(from 'Shrine On You - Fela Goes Classical' album, 2012 / Brutture Moderne) info
Total time : 1h51mn

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

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Afro_Spectacular_Vol_3.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.2

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-04-29

Afrobeat is a form of music that's already been perfected and there are many bands who are just trying to attain that, most of the time writing their own compositions which reflect their own influences. Sometimes they'll play a Cuban clave or something else which somehow or other still fits. So unless Fela comes back to them and says Don't play Afrobeat, they're gonna keep on doing it. Here's our second spectacular selection of new cool afro grooves from some of those bands, with a second exclusive track from the Grant Phabao Afrobeat Arkestra, to be released on a limited 7 inch in september, friendly vibes from Adrian Quesada (remixing Vieux Farka Touré or producing The Funk Ark), Chico Mann, Mr Confuse, Seun Kuti, Hard Proof, Anthony Joseph, Ticklah (producing Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Doctor L and Kiala, more friendly vibes sent by our label collegues from Jack To Phono, Electric Cowbell, ESL Music, Ubiquity, Jazz&Milk, BBE Music or Names You Can Trust, and, of course, some thingies we grabbed here and there. 21st Century Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afrolatin and Ethio grooves from all over the world, selected by Djouls, mixed and fully mastered by Grant Phabao. Do you want more? Did you already get our 21st Century Afro Extravaganza and the first volume of our 21st Century Afro Spectacular?

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Debo Band - Gedawo (Kiddid Gedubwo Mix)
(from 'Gedawo' 7 inch, 2011 / Electric Cowbell) info | juno
02. 03:38 Vieux Farka Touré - Sarama (Brownout Remix)
(from 'Other Roads: Fondo Remixed' compilation, 2009 / Six Degrees) info | juno | junodownload
03. 07:47 Oddisee - Al Mawrada
(from 'Odd Seasons' album bonus 7 inch, 2011 / Mello Music Group) info | juno | junodownload
04. 11:28 Pro Kid - Abagcwali
(from 'DNA' album, 2006 / Gallo Record Company) info
05. 16:03 Congo Sanchez - T.E.T.O. (Strut)
(from 'Vol. 1' EP, 2012 / ESL Music) info | juno | junodownload
06. 21:17 Burro Morto - Volte Amor
(from 'Baptista Virou Máquina' album, 2011 / One Cell) info | juno
07. 23:04 The Funk Ark - Green Trees
(from 'High Noon' album, 2012 / ESL Music) info | juno | junodownload
08. 27:35 Chico Mann - Electric Búgalu (Instro)
(from 'Manifest Tone Vol.2' EP, 2009 / self-released) info | juno | bandcamp
09. 30:14 Phase 5 Stereo - A Two A Afro
(from '8 Track' album, 2012 / Jack To Phono) info | juno | junodownload
10. 33:53 Mr. Confuse - Boogie Down
(from 'Do You Realize' album, 2012 / Légère Recordings) info | juno | junodownload
11. 37:50 Jungle Fire - Comencemos (Let's Start)
(from 'Jungle Fire' digital single, 2012 / self-released) bandcamp
12. 40:12 Monophonics - Ageless feat. Karl Denson
(from 'Into The Infrasounds' album, 2010 / Ageless) info | juno | junodownload
13. 46:30 Seun Kuti And The Egypt 80 - You Can Run
(from 'From Africa With Fury: Rise' album, 2011 / Because Music) info | juno | junodownload
14. 52:03 Ikebe Shakedown - Tame The Beats
(from 'Ikebe Shakedown' album, 2011 / Ubiquity) info | juno
15. 55:25 Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ogun (45 Edit)
(from 'Ogun' upcoming 7 inch, 2012 / Volcom Entertainment) info
16. 59:34 Ray Lugo - Super Saoco
(from 'We Walk Around Like This' album, 2012 / Jazz&Milk) info | juno | junodownload
17. 65:34 KG Omulo - Quality Women
(from 'Ayah Ye! Moving Train' album, 2012 / self-released) info
18. 69:05 Hard Proof - No Consideration
(from 'Hard Proof' album, 2010 / Hard Proof Music) info
19. 73:53 Boddhi Satva - Nankoumandjan
(from 'Invocation' album, 2012 / BBE Music) info | juno | junodownload
20. 79:57 Duke - Freedom In Africa (Midnight Lab Band Original Dub)
(from 'Names You Can Trust' exclusive free downloads, 2010 / Names You Can Trust) info
21. 83:05 Anthony Joseph - Started Off As A Dancer
(from 'Started Off As A Dancer' single, 2012 / Heavenly Sweetness) info | juno | junodownload
22. 86:52 United Vibrations - No Space No Time
(from 'Galaxies Not Ghettos' album / 2011 / 12 Tone) info | juno | junodownload
23. 87:59 Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Mother In Law
(from 'Radio Salone' album, 2012 / Cumbancha) info | juno | junodownload
24. 93:05 The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Mr Clean Part 1
(from 'Mr Clean' 7 inch, 2011 / HopeStreet Recordings) info | juno | junodownload
25. 97:10 Doctor L - Prison
(exclusive new track, 2012 / Doctor L) info
Total time : 101:11

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

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com), borrowing from Kakaiku Band's Akyinkyin artcover

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Afro_Spectacular_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Skerik

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Skerik
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-04-15

Skerik (aka Eric Walton, aka El Guzano, aka Nalgas Sin Carne) has been playing (sax, but also grand piano, vibes and guitar) and has featured on more than a hundred records in every genre from jazz to psychedelic pop, from doom metal to post punk, from avant-groove to New Orleans brass band. His bands and projects include Skerik's Bandalabra (with whom he's just released a fantastic Live At the Royal Room on The Royal Potato Family Records), Skerik's Syncopated Tainted Septet, Critters Buggin', Tuatara, Garage à Trois, Ponga, Crack Sabbath, Midnite Disturbers, The Dead Kenny G's... just to mention the bare minimum without delving into his myriad of cameos. We just published an interview with him (available in English or in French) and immersed ourselves into his vast discography to extract a selection of tracks for a Paris DJs Soundsystem Presents Skerik special mix… Expect quite an amazing trip over 18 years of American Jazz, from the Critters Buggin' early years in the 90s to his latest Skerik's Bandalabra project.

Tracklisting :
01. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet - Go to Hell Mr. Bush
(from 'Husky' album, 2006 / Hyena)
02. Critters Buggin' - Panang
(from 'Stampede' album, 2004 / Ropeadope)
03. Critters Buggin' - Space Rant
(from 'Monkeypot Merganser' album, 1997 / self-released, Kufala reissue)
04. Critters Buggin' - Fretless Nostril
(from 'Guest' album, 1994 / Loosegroove)
05. Garage A Trois - Baby Mama Drama
(from 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil' album, 2011 / The Royal Potato Family)
06. Black Frames - French Farse
(from 'Solarallergy' album, 2002 / self-released)
07. Tuatara - Walking In A Dead Man's Shoes
(from 'Cinemathique' album, 2001 / Fast Horse Recordings)
08. The New Mastersounds - Ooom feat. Skerik
(from 'Ten Years On' album, 2009 / One Note Records)
09. The Dead Kenny G's - Black Truman (Harry the Hottentot)
(from 'Operation Long Leash' album, 2011 / Royal Potato Family)
10. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet - Let Me Be Your Voodoo Doll
(from 'Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet' album, 2003 / Ropeadope)
11. Tuatara - Fela The Conqueror
(from 'Trading With The Enemy' album, 1998 / Epic)
12. Skerik's Bandalabra - Simulacrum
(from 'Live at the Royal Room' album, 2012 / The Royal Potato Family)
13. Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet - Mississippi Goddamn
(from 'Live at The Triple Door' album, 2010 / The Royal Potato Family)
Total time : 73:32

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Nicolas Ragonneau (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Skerik : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Skerik's Bandalabra : facebook | kickstarter | myspace | ragman | soundcloud
The Dead Kenny G's : official | facebook | myspace
Garage à Trois : official | archive | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | wikipedia
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Skerik.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Mr. Chop

Paris DJs Soundsystem - presents Mr. Chop
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-03

Welcome to the groovy noise and heavy drums world of Mr. Chop, the multi-talented producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist we recently interviewed (read it here) and featured in our top 10 albums of 2011. This introductory mix, resented in collaboration with Now-Again Records, was something Paris DJs wanted to do for a long time, and our enthousiasm must have spreaded to Mr. Chop since he enthusiastically produced 2 new exclusive tracks just in time for this blend of his productions. This one's for the heavy psychedelic music lovers, pure hip hop-spirited, hard, fuzzy and funky grooves on acid!

Tracklisting :
01. Mr. Chop - Don't Try To Think
(from ' Lightworlds ' EP, 2008 / Now-Again)
02. Mr. Chop - Shut Em Down
(from 'For Pete's Sake' album, 2009 / Now-Again)
03. Mr. Chop - Electric Vibes
(from 'Electric Vibes' 7 inch, 2002 / Stark Reality)
04. Mr. Chop - Silver Frequencies
(from 'Silver Frequencies' album, 2009 / Now-Again)
05. Mr. Chop and CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection
(from 'T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection' 7 inch, 2010 / Five Day Weekend)
06. Cherry Ghost - We Sleep On Stones (Mr Chop's instrumental remix)
(from 'We Sleep On Stones' 12 inch, 2011 / Heavenly)
07. Mr. Chop - Cowboy Massacre
(from 'Cowboy Massacre' 12 inch, 2000 / A.P.E. Records)
08. Mr. Chop - Snob
(from 'Sounds From The Cave' EP, 2008 / Jazz&Milk)
09. Mr. Chop - Menagerie
(exclusive new track, 2012)
10. Ultimate Breaks and Beats - 'T' Plays It Cool (Marvin Gaye cover)
(from 'Instrumentals Volume 2' album, 2009 / Traffic Entertainment)
11. Mr. Chop - Big Cat
(exclusive new track, 2012)
12. Mr. Chop - Blow Your Head (Fred Wesley cover)
(from 'Switched On' album, 2011 / Now-Again)
Total time : 45:44

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

Credits :
Selected and designed by Djouls and Nicolas Ragonneau (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Mr Chop : apestudios | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter
Now-Again Records : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Mr_Chop.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.3

Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-02-25

We've already introduced you to Grant Phabao and DJ The Dreadless Soldier (aka Erik Rug), and their live dub mixing experience, the GRANT PHABAO SOUL SYSTEM. Two DJ sets spiced up with hip hop, dub and a whole lot of echo have been posted, Dubtape #1 and Duptape #2. This is the volume three of this Dubtape series, with dubbed-out versions of N.A.S.A., Nostalgia 77 (Seven Naton Army!!), Erykah Badu, Jurassic 5, Alice Russell, Diesler and Grant Phabao's 2006 hit with The Lone Ranger and Carlton Livingston, (Message To You) Rudie. The duo is now available for booking through Paris DJs, don't hesitate to contact us for details.

Tracklisting :
01. The Lone Ranger - Intro
02. N.A.S.A. - Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
03. Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army ( Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'One-Offs, Remixes and B-Sides EP' 12 inch, 2008 / Tru Thoughts)
04. Erykah Badu - Soldier (Grant Phabao remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
05. Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
06. The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Alice Russell - Pushin' on (Grant Phabao Remix)
(unreleased remix)
07. Diesler vs Laura Vane vs Grant Phabao - Welcome To Hellmouth
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
08. Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston and The Lone Ranger - (A Message To You) Rudie
(from 'Rudie' 12 inch, 2006 / T.I.M.E.C.)
Total time : 31:06

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Grant Phabao Live Soul System
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls, Erik Rug, Fourmy, Grant Phabao

Links :
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
Erik Rug : facebook | myspace | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter
Booking : Djouls / Paris DJs email | tel : +33.(0)6.87.36.40.27
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_Live_Soul_System-Dubtape_Vol_3.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:44am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Aloe Blacc

Paris DJs Soundsystem - presents Aloe Blacc
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-02-18

In 2010, Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, also known as Aloe Blacc, released his second album, Good Things, on Stones Throw records. The album was produced by Jeff Dynamite and Leon Michels for Truth and Soul Productions (El Michels Affair, Bronx River Parkway, Lee Fields, etc.). It's also the year that the American soul singer, rapper and musician exploded worldwide with I Need A Dollar, the opening title track on the HBO series, How To Make It In America. Aloe Blacc's career had started at the end of the 90s, with Emanon, a hip hop duo with producer Exile, and features countless appearances and collaborations. Paris DJs honcho Djouls tried to scan the whole spectrum of his career for this selection (months in the making), presented here in collaboration with Stones Throw Records (thanks Alex!). Enjoy the jazz, reggae, soul, hip hop, latin and funk versatility of Aloe Blacc's vibes and never forget that the man is an amazing performer before everything else so don't hesitate to go an see him on stage!

Tracklisting :
01. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble - Deliver The Word (feat. Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Live In Los Angeles July 23rd', 2010 / Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
02. Aloe Blacc - Miss Fortune
(from 'Good Things' album, 2010 / Stones Throw)
03. Aloe Blacc - I'm Beautiful
(from 'Shine Through' album, 2006 / Stones Throw)
04. Emanon - Acid 9
(from 'Acid Nine EP' album, 1999 / Dream Sequence)
05. Trek Life - Intelligence As a Threat (feat. Silo and Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Keep The Receipt' album, 2005 / Timeless Music)
06. Jazz Liberatorz - What's Real (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
(from 'What's Real' 12 inch, 2003 / Kif Recordings)
07. Emanon - She Thinks
(from 'The Waiting Room' album, 2005 / Shaman Work)
08. Exile - Spittin' Image feat. Aloe Blacc
(from 'Dirty Science' album, 2006 / Sound In Color)
09. Aloe Blacc - Tonight, Downtown
(free download from 'aloeblacc.com/' 2012 / Tanqueray)
10. Aloe Blacc and The Grand Scheme - Dark End of the Street
(from 'The Dark End of the Street' album, 2010 / Carhartt)
11. Aloe Blacc and Kero One - Get Down
(from 'Plug Presents Aloe Blacc' 12 inch, 2006 / Plug Label)
12. Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Big Gigantic Remix)
(from '
Big Gigantic vs. Aloe Blacc' free single, 2010 / Big Gigantic)
13. Raashan Ahmad - Falling feat. Aloe Blacc and Gift Of Gab (of Blackalicious)
(from 'For What You've Lost' album, 2010 / Trad Vibe)
14. Lee Fields - Truth, Deception, and Lies (Aloe Blacc Remix)
(free mp3 from 'rollogrady.com' album, 2010 / Truth and Soul)
15. Emanon - Blind Love
(from 'Anon And On (Earplug Series #3)' album, 2002 / Ill Boogie)
16. Paper Plane Project - Happiness Is Love (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Pacific Connection' EP, 2011 / Cardboard City)
Total time : 60:27

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

Credits :
Selected and designed by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Aloe Blacc : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | stonesthrow | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Aloe_Blacc.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 5:53am EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Kulcha

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Kulcha
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-02-11

Is this the 12th volume of the 21st Century Roots series? It's been a long time since we plunged into all those new roots reggae, dub, dancehall, ska and hip hop grooves that are getting released all over the world. We've included the stellar reggae remix of Selah Sue by our operator Grant Phabao for those who haven't got the free virtual release yet, and a superb unreleased remix from our irie Greek collegue Blend Mishkin, who graced us with a visit last year and should be back for the World People series of mixes on Paris DJs very soon. This is a 15 track selection out of thousands listened to in the last weeks, so we sincerily hope you'll enjoy this 21st century music session of summerish Jamaican vibes. Dig the warmness.

Tracklisting :
01. Selah Sue - Crazy Vibes (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Paris DJs Virtual Releases' series, 2011 / Paris DJs) BELGIUM/FRANCE
02. Jellybass feat Brother Culture - No Love
(from 'No Love' 12 inch, 2009 / Lohz) UK
03. Lotek - The Rudest Dude
(from 'International Rudeboy' album, 2011 / First Word) UK
04. Smerins Anti-Social Club - Dr Who feat. Tenor Fly
(from 'Dr Who' 7 inch, 2011 / Tru Thoughts) UK
05. Sebastian Sturm - It's Not Just
(from 'Get up and Get Going' album, 2011 / Soulbeats) INDONESIA/GERMANY
06. Super Hi-Fi - Single Payer
(from 'Single Payer' Digital 45, 2012 / Electric Cowbell) USA
07. Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger - Music Weh Dem Wan (Blend Mishkin Remix)
(unreleased remix extracted from the 'Sweet Talking' album, 2010 / Paris DJs) FRANCE/JAMAICA/GREECE
08. Freddie Cruger - Riddem Full Of Culture
(from 'The Early Years EP' 12 inch, 2008 / Homegrown) SWEDEN
09. DJ Catalist - Hot Witness
(from 'Hot Witness' 7 inch, 2010 / Bstrd Boots) CANADA
10. Jimmy Cliff - Guns of Brixton
(from 'Sacred Fire' 12 inch, 2011 / Collective Sounds) JAMAICA/USA
11. Farm Fresh Sound System - Roots Once Again
(from 'Roots Once Again EP' digital single, 2011 / Cast-A-Blast) UK
12. Lord Echo - Thinking of You
(from 'Melodies' album, 2010 / Economy Records) NEW ZEALAND
13. Las Cuatro Monedas - Buena Suerte (Whiskey Barons Remix)
(from 'Buena Suerte' 7 inch, 2011 / Bstrd Boots) VENEZUELA/USA
14. Palov - The Dude feat. Faye
(from 'Troubles EP' digital single, 2011 / Cast-A-Blast) GREECE
15. Prince Fatty meets The Mutant Hifi - Up The Creek
(from 'Return Of The Gringo' album, 2011 / Mr. Bongo) UK
Total time : 49:54

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

Credits :
Selected and designed by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mix, audio mastering and photo by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Grant Phabao : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Roots_Kulcha.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Paris DJs & Jewpop present Funk, Soul, Reggae & Hip Hop From Tel-Aviv

Paris DJs and Jewpop present Funk, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop From Tel-Aviv
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-02-08

The Bubble, Tel-Aviv's nickname, is now the Middle-East funkiest place to be! The music scene over there is bursting with infectious grooves, matching reggae, afro, oriental and hip hop beats, as a whole bunch of bands and artists ranging from Boom Pam, DJ Sabbo, Kutiman, The Apples, Karolina Avratz… to The Ramirez Brothers jam band, have emerged as a funk movement. Here's a taste of all these 'Bubble' grooves, melting soul horns, kinky surf guitars, crazy turntablism... but no falafel!


Tracklisting :
01. Laroz - Black people (Kutiman Remix)
(from 'Restars/Rootstars' compilation, 2008 / Abu Dubi Records)
02. Karolina and Funset - No Blame
(from 'Live Ragga Pumpkin' album, 2005 / Nana Music)
03. Sabbo and Kuti - Pass Another Light feat. Omri (of Hatikva 6)
(from 'Better Days' album, 2011 / self-released)
04. Boom Pam - Surfing Tuba
(from 'Alakazam' album, 2010 / Audio Montage)
05. Radio Trip - (Who is) DJ Magic Fingers
(from 'Now What You Hear Is Not A Test' album, 2003 / Bumbaklaat Rekordz)
06. The Apples - Batash (Alwoojdi)
(from 'Kings' album, 2010 / Freestyle)
07. Radio Trip - Whole Wide World
(from 'Music Heads' album, 2006 / Audio Montage)
08. The Hoodska Explosive - Russian Sleeping Song
(from 'The Misleading' album, 2008 / self-released)
09. The Ramirez Brothers - Mine Funk
(from 'The Ramirez Brothers' album, 2009 / Audio Montage)
10. Schoolmaster Vs. Mixmonster - The Class Bell Rings
(from 'Radio Trip' album, 2001 / self-released)
11. The Apples - Attention
(from 'Attention' album, 2005 / Audio Montage)
12. J.Viewz - Smooth Criminal
(from 'The Besides EP', 2008 / Jorjia Music)
Total time : 47:09

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

Credits :
Selected and designed by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of DJ Oof (oof.cx) and Captain Détendu (jewpop.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Jewpop : official | soundcloud | twitter | youtube


Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.2

Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-21

After producing albums and hit singles with Studio One's legends The Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston, The Jays, The Silvertones, Parisian dubmeister Grant Phabao was given the Jamaican stamp of approval of "the producer who brings back the original Lee Perry and King Tubby sounds with a modern twist". Phabao expanded his output with roots jamaican remixes for artists such as Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77 or Quantic (Tru Thoughts), Ty (Big Dada), George Clinton… and spectacular mashups & bootlegs: Cee-Lo, Q-Tip, Roots Manuva, Erykah Badu, Jurassic 5, Marvin Gaye, among others, were given the unique Grant Phabao treatment for extended dancefloor pleasure! He's now presenting his first live dub mixing experience with the help of long time collaborator DJ The Dreadless Soldier (aka Erik Rug), the GRANT PHABAO SOUL SYSTEM, a DJ set spiced up with hip hop, dub and a whole lot of echo. This is the volume two of their Dubtape series out of three and the duo is now available for booking thru Paris DJs!

Tracklisting :
01. The Lone Ranger - Intro
02. Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
03. Grant Phabao - Imitation Sound feat. Carlton Livingston & The Lone Ranger
(from 'Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.)
04. Beenie Man & Ms. Thing - Dude (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
05. Cee-Lo vs Grant Phabao - The One (Booty Smash Soundsystem Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
06. Diesler feat. Laura Vane vs Grant Phabao - Reggae Magic
(from 'Reggae Magic' 7 inch, 2010 / Unique)
07. Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - A Who
(from 'Sweet Talking' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.)
08. Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
09. The Procussions - Simple Song (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2006 / Paris DJs)
Total time : 30:15

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Grant Phabao Live Soul System
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls, Erik Rug, Fourmy, Grant Phabao

Links :
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
Erik Rug : facebook | myspace | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter
Booking : Djouls / Paris DJs email | tel : +33.(0)6.87.36.40.27
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_Live_Soul_System-Dubtape_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:27am EST

Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.1

Grant Phabao Live Soul System - Dubtape Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-21

After producing albums and hit singles with Studio One's legends The Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston, The Jays, The Silvertones, Parisian dubmeister Grant Phabao was given the Jamaican stamp of approval of "the producer who brings back the original Lee Perry and King Tubby sounds with a modern twist". Phabao expanded his output with roots jamaican remixes for artists such as Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77 or Quantic (Tru Thoughts), Ty (Big Dada), George Clinton… and spectacular mashups and bootlegs: Cee-Lo, Q-Tip, Roots Manuva, Erykah Badu, Jurassic 5, Marvin Gaye, among others, were given the unique Grant Phabao treatment for extended dancefloor pleasure! He's now presenting his first live dub mixing experience with the help of long time collaborator DJ The Dreadless Soldier (aka Erik Rug), the GRANT PHABAO SOUL SYSTEM, a DJ set spiced up with hip hop, dub and a whole lot of echo. This is the volume one of their Dubtape series out of three and the duo is now available for booking thru Paris DJs!

Tracklisting :
01. The Lone Ranger - Intro
02. Grant Phabao and The Jays - The Going is Tough
(exclusive, from 'Stepping Up In Time' upcoming album, 2012 / Paris DJs)
03. Erykah Badu - Honey (Grant Phabao boot)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
04. Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger - Super Duper Knotch
(from 'Sweet Talking' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.)
05. Alice Russell - Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff 'n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)
(from 'Shapes 08:01' compilation, 2008 / Tru Thoughts)
06. Mr Vegas feat. Alozade and Hollow Point - Under Me Sensi (Grant Phabao boot)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
07. Antipop Consortium - Lay Me Down (Grant Phabao remix)
(unreleased remix, only played in 'Ninja Tune, 20 Years of Remixes and Re-Interpretations' mix, 2010 / Paris DJs)
08. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Grant Phabao boot)
(unreleased remix)
09. Q-Tip - Work It Out (Grant Phabao boot)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
10. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Tu Fin, Mi Comienzo (Grant Phabao remix)
(from 'Coconut Rock Deuxe Edition' album, 2009 / Eighteen Street Lounge)
11. Grant Phabao and Afrodyete - I Got To Be Free
(from 'Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.)
12. Big Daddy Kane - Give A Demonstration Part.2 (Grant Phabao boot)
(from the Paris DJs virtual releases series, 2009 / Paris DJs)
Total time : 30:15

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Grant Phabao Live Soul System
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls, Erik Rug, Fourmy, Grant Phabao

Links :
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
Erik Rug : facebook | myspace | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter
Booking : Djouls / Paris DJs email
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_Live_Soul_System-Dubtape_Vol_1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-14

We've counted at least a hundred very interesting new releases in the 21st century afro scene since our last mix, 21st Century Afro Extravaganza. Here's nearly 20% of all those new cool afro grooves from all over the world, with an exclusive new track from the Grant Phabao Afrobeat Arkestra, friendly vibes from Afrolicious, Karl Hector, Les Frères Smith (mixed by Phabao!), or Kiala, more friendly vibes sent by our label collegues from Record Kicks, Tramp Records, Jazz&Milk, Enlace Funk, Kindred Spirits or Kept Records and a few things we grabbed here and there. 21st Century Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afrolatin and Ethio grooves from Australia, Trinidad, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Spain or The Netherlands, selected by Djouls, mixed and fully mastered by Grant Phabao. Do you want more?

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 The Strides - Umbi Gumbi
(from 'Reclamation' album, 2011 / Record Kicks) AUSTRALIA
02. 05:44 Debo Band - Lantchi Biye
(from 'Flamingoh (Pink Bird Dawn)' album, 2010 / Debo Band) USA
03. 11:05 Afrolicious - Foolin'
(from 'A Dub for Mali' EP, 2011 / Eighteen Street Lounge) TRINIDAD/USA
04. 15:19 Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Girma's Lament
(from 'Tamanrasset' EP, 2011 / Now-Again Records) GERMANY
05. 18:08 Cochemea Gastelum - Dark City
(from 'The Electric Sound Of Johnny Arrow' album, 2010 / Mowo! Inc.) USA
06. 21:30 JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra - Afro Soul Knows
(from 'Mediacracy' album, 2012 / Tramp Records) JAPAN
07. 29:19 Kobo Town - Corbeaux Following
(from 'Independence' album, 2006 / MusicDish) TRINIDAD/CANADA
08. 33:35 Bad Jazz Troupe - Breakdown Treat (Dusty Rework)
(from 'Looking For Jupiter' EP, 2010 / Jazz&Milk Recordings) GERMANY
09. 38:22 The Boogoos - Theme For Isaac Kirya
(from 'Contemporary Afro Beat' compilation, 2011 / Tramp Records) GERMANY
10. 41:58 Les Frères Smith - Gondwana
(from 'Contreband Mentality' album, 2011 / Comet Records) FRANCE
11. 48:35 Polyrhythmics - The Imposter
(from 'The Imposter' 7 inch, 2011 / Kept Records) USA
12. 52:20 Walko - Afrobeat trance feat. Kiala
(from 'Walko' EP, 2012 / Walko) FRANCE
13. 56:49 Pyramid Blue - African Jungle part 1
(from 'African Jungle' 7 inch, 2011 / Enlace Funk) SPAIN
14. 59:53 Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ymoja
(exclusive unreleased track taken from 'Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra' album, 2012 / T.I.M.E.C.) FRANCE
15. 65:17 Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band - Choferito-Plena
(from 'Chopteeth Live' album, 2010 / Grigri Discs) USA
16. 68:05 Jungle By Night - E.T.
(from 'E.T.' 7 inch, 2010 / Kindred Spirits) NETHERLANDS
Total time : 72:26

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

Credits :
Selected by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo from hdptcar under a Creative Commons Licence

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-21st_Century_Afro_Spectacular.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Again!

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Again
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2012-01-07

Hot damn! Laura hasn't been rightfully disco enough in her head and will need to be molested at least once a month again this year! You should know the damsel by now since we've been molesting her for so many years... Well we've sent messages all over, the answers were all the same: keep on bashing the lady! So here we are. And we promise to be back every month. Molesting Laura Again!

Tracklisting :
01. King Kong - Funky Nassau
(from 'Funky Reggae' album, 1974 / Music for Pleasure)
02. Eddie Jefferson - Psychedelic Sally
(from 'Body And Soul album, 1968 / Prestige)
03. Patti Drew - Fever
(from 'I've Been Here All The Time' album, 1969 / Capitol)
04. The Electric Indian - I Heard It Thru The Grapevine
(from 'Keem-O-Sabe album, 1969 / United Artists)
05. Reuben Wilson - Sexual Healing
(from 'Down With It album, 1998 / Cannonball)
06. Inez and Charlie Foxx - Hard To Handle
(from 'The Swinging Mocking Band album, 1968 / Dynamo)
07. Som Livre House Band - Papa Don't Take No Mess
(from 'Hit Parade USA album, 1974 / Som Livre)
08. James Brown vs. Grant Green - Ain't It Funky Now (Onur Engin Edit)
(unreleased, from Onur Engin's soundcloud page)
09. Norma Jean and Ray J - Right Time Wrong Place
(from 'Raising Hell album, 1974 / Help Me)
10. Sunny and the Sunliners - Cissy Strut
(from 'The Missing Link album, 1970 / Key-Loc)
11. The Elgins - Good Lovin'
(from 'Darling Baby album, 1966 / V.I.P.)
Total time : 44:34

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog
Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

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

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-Are_Molesting_Laura_Again.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Captain Detendu & Djouls - Are Molesting Santa

Captain Detendu and Djouls - Are Molesting Santa
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-24

We know a lot of people enjoyed the Jan Kohlmeyer Yuletide DJ Mix posted early december (very funky!), but that didn't mean we wouldn't also be there for our annual 'Wishing you a stupid Xmas' audio greetings. Every year you know you can count on Captain Detendu (the man from J.E.W.P.O.P.) to spice the Christmas selection with some eccentric carols and Hawaiian jingles. This year's mix is, as usual, full of surprises. We've been digging here, there and everywhere. Hope you'll have as mch fun listening to this one as we had cooking it. Big thanks to the Grant Phabao Express Mix and Mastering service! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tracklisting :
01. The Barr Brothers - Dear Mrs. Claus
(free download from '2011 Paste Christmas Sampler', 2011)
02. The Modernaires - The Jingle Bell Polka
(from 'The Jingle Bell Polka' 78, 1947 / Columbia)
03. The Toasters - Winter Wonderland
(from 'Christma-ska' compilation, 1999 / Tachyon International Moon)
04. Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - Come On Santa, Let's Have a Ball
from 'I Know What He Wants for Christmas (But I Don't Know How to Wrap It)' album, 1962 / Laff)
05. Big John Greer Orchestra - We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo
(from 'I Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo', 1955 / Groove Records)
06. The Waikikis - Sleigh Ride
(from 'Merry Christmas In Hawaii' album, 1962 / Kapp)
07. The Martells - Rockin' Santa Claus
(from 'Bay Area Rockers: San Francisco Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll 1957-1960' compilation, 1999 / Ace)
08. Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
(from 'Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' 7 inch, 1974 / Stax)
09. The Ramirez Brothers - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
(from 'A Ramirez Christmas' EP, 2010 / Audio Montage)
10. ATOM - You Should Be A Freaky Christmas, Baby
(from 'Santastic Four' compilation, 2008 / DJ BC)
11. Jimmy Haskell with The Jackie Ward Singers - Jewish Jingle Bells
(from 'Adventure In Carols compilation, 2006 / Falalalala)
12. The Les Humphries Singers - Angels Who Can't Bear to Sing
(from 'Seasons Greetings' album, 1972 / Decca)
Total time : 32:33

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

Credits :
Selected by Captain Detendu (jewpop.com) and Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Captain Detendu runs the Jewpop website (in French) : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Djouls and Grant Phabao run the Paris DJs website (in English) : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Captain_Detendu_and_Djouls-Are_Molesting_Santa.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp & Circumstance

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp and Circumstance
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-12-18

This one is mainly a warm-up mix in black and white (hence the title and artwork), presenting contemporary and international mento, ska, reggae and dub with young blood and legends. Lee Scratch Perry's got the final and mystic word with his under-exposed last release Rise Again (superbly crafted by Bill Laswell, with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Bernie Worrell on keys), a title which sounds like a symbol of his great renaissance. But it could also fit The Jolly Boys Great Expectation comeback, a band christened by hellraiser Errol Flynn himself while he was living in Jamaica. Both music and hair dressing connoisseurs will understand easily the play on words hidden in the title's mix. For the others well, they can write to Paris DJs and we'll answer…

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Lotek - International Rudeboy
(From 'International Rudeboy' album, 2011 / First Word)
02. 04:07 Hollie Cook - Shadow Kissing
(From 'Hollie Cook' album, 2011 / Mr Bongo)
03. 07:27 Joe Gibbs, Rudy Thomas and Trinity - Windy Day / What a Windy Day
(From 'Joe Gibbs 12 inch Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 3', 2010 / VP)
04. 14:19 The Yoots - A, E, I, O, U
(From 'Sing Along With The Yoots' album, 2011 / Economy Records)
05. 19:48 Tim Armstrong - Inner City Violence
(From 'A Poet's Life' album, 2006 / Hellcat)
06. 23:29 Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall - Running From the Thoughts
(From 'Speakers and Tweeters' album, 2007 / Sunday Best)
07. 27:24 The Jolly Boys - Perfect Day
(From 'Great Expectation' album, 2010 / Geejam)
08. 31:02 Bost and Bim (feat. Brisa Roché and The Lone Ranger) - Jamaican Boy
(From 'Jamaican Boy' single, 2008 / The Bombist)
09. 35:52 Love Trio In Dub - Goth Dub
(From 'The Dark Mixes' EP, 2008 / Nublu)
10. 39:56 Dub Trio - Drive-By-Dub
(From 'Exploring The Dangers Of' album, 2006 / Roir)
11. 44:00 Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Tomorrow
(From 'Smoking in Heaven' album, 2011 / Sunday Best)
12. 48:05 The Ska Flames - Samurai
(From 'Ska Fever' album, 1989 / Gaz's Rockin' Records)
13. 50:57 Ticklah feat. Sugar Minott (RIP) - Dub His Name
(From 'Praise His Name' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub 45)
14. 54:27 Lee Scratch Perry (feat. Tunde Adepimbe) - Rise Again
(From 'Rise Again' album, 2011 / M.O.D. technologies)
Total time : 58:36

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nicolas Ragonneau from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Cover art by Nicolas Ragonneau
Photos : Preparation of the Pomp for Thor Edward @ Mr. Ducktail's coiffure salon, London, 2010. © Barry Ord Clarke.
To BOC : peace, and many thanks.

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Pomp_And_Circumstance.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Paris DJs soundsystem - Celebrating Joe Henry

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Celebrating Joe Henry
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-11-05

We've been supporting the music of Joe Henry for years now, so we couldn't avoid cooking a tribute mix to celebrate his double talent of producer and songwriter. Choosing just a few tracks in his discography was heartbreaking but here we are, with a fine and subjective selection including famous artists like Allen Toussaint or Bettye LaVette, young artists such as Carolina Chocolate Drops or Hugh Laurie (yes, Dr.House himself !) and rarities.You can read our exclusive interview with Joe Henry and listen to his new and superb release, Reverie (out on Anti- Records).That's how Paris DJs loves madly, Mr.Henry !

Tracklisting :
01. Joe Henry - Richard Pryor Addresses A Tearful Nation
(from 'Scar' album, 2001 / Mammoth)
02. Joe Henry - Scare Me To Death
(from 'Civilians' album, 2007 / Anti)
03. Jim White - Static On The Radio
(from 'Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See' album, 2004 / Luaka Bop)
04. Hugh Laurie - Battle of Jericho
(from 'Let Them Talk' album, 2011 / Warner Bros.)
05. Bettye LaVette - Little Sparrow
(from 'I've Got My Own Hell To Raise' album, 2005 / Anti)
06. Joe Henry - This Afternoon
(from 'Tiny Voices' album, 2003 / Anti)
07. Joe Henry - Strung
(from 'Reverie' album, 2011 / Anti)
08. Joe Henry - Struck
(from 'Scar' album, 2001 / Mammoth)
09. Allen Toussaint - Yes We Can Can
(from 'Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album' compilation, 2005 / Nonesuch)
10. Joe Henry - The Man I Keep Hidden
(from 'Blood From Stars' album, 2009 / Anti)
11. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trampled Rose
(from 'Genuine Negro Jig' album, 2010 / Nonesuch)
12. The Swell Season - Young Hearts Run Free
(Candi Staton cover, from 'Levi's Pioneer Sessions 2010' downloads, 2010)
13. Joe Henry - I Can Quit Anytime
(from 'This Afternoon" single, 2003 / Anti)
Total time : 61mn53s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls and Nicolas Ragonneau (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Nicolas Ragonneau, picture : Halloween in Chicago, 1950s. © Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Links
Interview of Joe Henry : English version | French version
Joe Henry : official | Anti- | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | wikipedia | a blog about Joe Henry
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Celebrating_Joe_Henry.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Phish Are Molesting Laura - Halloween Special !

Phish are Molesting Laura - Halloween Special compiled by Mr. Moo
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-10-31

Our first published reviews and analysis of the Phish phenomena on the Internet happened in 1996 - more than 15 years ago today… Many things happened in the musical world since then, but this American rock/jazz band you might never have heard yet is still the best the live scene has to offer, worldwide! There's been some ups and downs in their history, but they're currently touring, rocking, grooving and bending minds as fresh and hard as ever. Forget what you think you know about what music can do to you, just go see this band on stage if you have the chance. Phish are regularly celebrating Halloween with what they call a musical costume, with the band performing an entire album by another artist and including it as the second of three sets. That's how they came to perform The Beatles' White Album, The Who's Quadrophenia, the Talking Heads' Remain in Light, The Velvet Underground's Loaded, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon or The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street!! For this year's halloween celebration, we've decided that Phish would be the one molesting our dear Laura, with an astounding selection of live covers chosen by psychedelic music expert Mr. Moo.

Tracklisting :
01. Phish - Rock And Roll Part 2
(Gary Glitter cover, from 'Hampton Comes Alive' Box Set, 1998 / Elektra)
02. Phish - Mellow Mood
(Bob Marley and The Wailers cover, from 'Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV - 2011/08/09')
03. Phish - Walk Away
(The James Gang cover, from 'The Gorge, Quincy, WA - 2011/08/05')
04. Phish - Funky Bitch
(Son Seals cover, from 'The Gorge, Quincy, WA - 2011/08/05')
05. Phish - Golden Age
(TV On Radio cover , from 'The Gorge, Quincy, WA - 2011/08/06')
06. Phish - Also Sparch Zarathoustra
(Deodato cover of Richard Strauss piece, from Set II- Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV - 2011/08/10)
07. Phish - Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley
(Robert Palmer, Lowell George and The Meters cover of Lee Dorsey / Allen Toussaint tune, from 'Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV - 2011/08/10')
08. Phish - On Your Way Down
(Little Feat cover of Allen Toussaint, from 'The Gorge, Quincy, WA - 2011/08/06')
09. Phish with The Giant Country Horns - Donna Lee
(Charlie Parker cover , from 'Live Phish 19 : 7/12/91, Colonial Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire')
10. Phish - Instant Karma
(John Lennon cover, from 'Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV - 2011/08/10')
11. Phish - Wipeout
(The Surfaris cover, from 'Live Phish, Vol. 6, 11/27/98 Encore - The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts')
Total time : 56mn30s

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mr. Moo and Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using the cover from The Clue of The Forgotten Murder pocket book

Links
Phish : official | discogs | djouls | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Phish_Are_Molesting_Laura-Halloween_Special.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.2

Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-10-29

What more could we say about Mushroom? In his just-published review of the band's latest album, Mr. Moo says: 'Originally from The Bay area, home of the freaks, this rather instrumental combo channels every style there ever was in progressive music: californian psychedelic, electric jazz and funk, kraut-rock, afro-beat, avant-garde, ragas, garage, british folk and jazz, soul, prog and space-rock'. Before that he had written a mind-bending interview from their bandleader Pat Thomas and had published a tripping Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.1 mix to download. Well here's the final piece of our huge Mushroom Special on Paris DJs, the Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.2 mix that we had promised a month ago. Your musical spectrum is gonna go wider and wilder.

Tracklisting :
01. Mushroom with Gary Floyd - Compared To What
(from 'Compared To What' 2001/ innerSPACE)
02. Pat Thomas - Let's Have Sex
(from 'New Directions In Music by Pat Thomas: Valium - That CD' album, 1997 / Strange Way)
03. Mushroom - Martina - Queen Of Hamburg
(from 'Alive And in Full Bloom' 1998 / Normal)
04. Mushroom - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But It Will Be Auctioned Off On Ebay
(from 'Mad Dogs and San Franciscans' 2003 / Black Beauty)
05. Mushroom - Bowed Gong
(previously unreleased studio recording from the 'Naked, Stoned and Stabbed' album sessions)
06. Mushroom - Celebration At Big Sur (The Sound Of The Gulls Outside Of Room 124)
(from 'Naked, Stoned and Stabbed' album, 2010 / 4Zero Records)
07. Mushroom - The Beards Are Back In Town
(from 'Glazed Popems - Oakland' album, 2004 / Black Beauty)
08. Pat Thomas - Sing Along (reprise)
(from 'Fresh' album, 1995 / Strange Way)
Total time : 46mn52s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mr. Moo (parisdjs.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) using the interior artwork from the Glazed Popems album and the logo from the Analog Hi-Fi Surprise album

Links
Pat Thomas : official // Mushroom : official | discography until 2008 | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
4 Zero Records (label) : official | facebook | myspace
The Royal Potato Family (US distribution) : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Mr_Moo_presents_Mushroom_Pt_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Steven Bernstein - A Trumpet's Life pt.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Steven Bernstein - A Trumpet's Life pt.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-27

We've introduced our listeners to Steven Bernstein's incredible trumpet playing and arranging skills last month, with a 40mn eclectic jazz mix. We've also published an interview (in english or french) and went to see him play his Sly Stone tribute show in Paris on sept 11, opening for Medeski, Martin and Wood; it was really amazing, the best double-bill of the year in the French capital so far!! His new album MTO plays Sly is out today and here's the second part of our A Trumpet's Life mix to celebrate all this!

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Antony - If It Be Your Will
(from 'Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man' soundtrack, 2006 / Verve)
02. 05:42 Steven Bernstein - Jehudis Bas Zion
(from 'Diaspora Hollywood' album, 2004 / Tzadik)
03. 11:06 Wicked Knee - El Ritmo
(from 'Wicked Knee' EP, 2011 / Amulet Records)
04. 14:09 Marvin Pontiac - Bring Le Rocks
(from 'The Legendary Marvin Pontiac - Greatest Hits' album, 2000 / Strange and Beautiful)
05. 17:38 Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas and Kresten Osgood - Thelonius
(from 'Tattoos and Mushrooms' album, 2009 / ILK Music)
06. 23:30 DJ Logic - Una Cosa Buena
(from Project Logic' album, 1999 / Ropeadope)
07. 26:23 Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra - The Boy In The Boat
(from 'MTO Volume 1' album, 2006 / Sunnyside)
08. 30:54 The Harlem Experiment - Harlem River Drive
(from 'The Harlem Experiment' album, 2007 / Ropeadope)
09. 34:11 Bobby Previte - Airstrip One
(from 'The Coalition Of The Willing' album, 2005 / Ropeadope)
10. 38:51 Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra - In a Corner
(from 'We Are MTO' album, 2008 / Mowo Inc.)
11. 42:18 Sex Mob meets Medeski - Sign O' the Times
(from 'Live In Willisau 2006' album, 2009 / Thirsty Ear)
12. 47:11 Baby Loves Jazz - The Trumpet
(from 'Go Baby Go' album, 2006 / Verve)
Total time : 47mn28s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls with the help of Nicolas Ragonneau and Grant Phabao (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Nicolas Ragonneau

Links :
Exclusive mix part 1 | part 2
Interview : in English | in French
New album out now : MTO plays Sly
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra : official | flickr | myspace | parisdjs | wikipedia | youtube


Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.1

Mr. Moo presents Mushroom pt.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-09-24

We've been featuring Mushroom in our annual best of' albums selections so many times that bandleader Pat Thomas started coming back to us about doing the interview we had offered to do years ago already. The band keeps on releasing mind-blowing records year after year so we asked our psychedelic music expert Mr. Moo to take care of what ended as an Herculanean work…. You can read the interview here. To go along with with this in-depth discussion, Mr. Moo has prepared two 45mn mixes focusing on Mushroom's music, with the help of Pat Thomas himself who brought in a few exclusive tracks. Here's the first part, well publish the second one next month, with a companion review of Mushroom's latest strictly limited album (100 copies only!). Enjoy the trip!

Tracklisting :
01. Caroleen Beatty - Use Me
(from 'You're Only As Pretty As You Feel' album, 2005 / Black Beauty)
02. Mushroom - Rackets
(from 'Analog Hi-Fi Surprise' album, 1999 / innerSPACE)
03. Mushroom - The Reeperbahn
(previously unreleased from May 24th 1998, live in San Francisco - original studio version on Mushroom's 1997 debut recordings)
04. Mushroom with Kevin Ayers - Lady Rachel
(previously unreleased live recordings from San Francisco from May 24th 1998)
05. Caroleen Beatty - Sally Go Round The Roses
(from 'You're Only As Pretty As You Feel' album, 2005 / Black Beauty)
06. Mushroom - This Goes Squonk!
(from 'Glazed Popems - Oakland' album, 2004 / Black Beauty)
07. Mushroom - Joe Namath
(from 'Foxy Music' album, 2002 / Clearspot)
08. Mushroom - On The Corner (Part 2)
(from 'Cream Of Mushroom' album, 1998 / Normal)
09. Mushroom - Isle Of Wight
(from 'Glazed Popems - London' album, 2004 / Black Beauty)
Total time : 45mn03s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Mr. Moo (parisdjs.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Mr. Moo and Djouls (djouls.com)

Links
Pat Thomas : official // Mushroom : official | discography until 2008 | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
4 Zero Records (label) : official | facebook | myspace
The Royal Potato Family (US distribution) : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Mr_Moo_presents_Mushroom_Pt_1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Steven Bernstein - A Trumpet's Life pt.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Steven Bernstein - A Trumpet's Life pt.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-31

I distinctly remember discovering Steven Bernstein's incredible trumpet playing and arranging through one of his bands, Sex Mob and their album Din of Inequity, which included some John Medeski featurings and hard-to-believe covers of Prince, John Barry, Paul McCartney and a few others. It was the end of the 90s and France was as lost musically as it is today, with musical ignorance reigning supreme. Things have been slowly evolving thanks to independent medias such as Paris DJs (and djouls.com before) who always had the will to defend incredible artists you've quite never heard of. So here's the first part of our introduction to this amazing musican and arranger, a 40mn eclectic jazz mix, out there and for everyone at the same time... We've also published an interview (in english or french); we can't urge you enough not to miss the Sly Stone tribute show in Paris on sept 11, opening for Medeski, Martin and Wood; we'll publish the second part of this mix in a month, right on spot for the release of the new album MTO plays Sly; and Steven Bernstein should back later this year for a third mix cooked by the man himself - how's that for an introduction?

Tracklisting :
01. 00:00 Medeski Martin and Wood - Where's Sly?
(from 'It's a Jungle In Here' album, 1993 / Gramavision)
02. 04:54 Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra - Family Affair (feat. Antony Hegarty)
(from 'MTO Plays SLY' album, 2011 / Royal Potato Family)
03. 09:41 Sex Mob - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(from 'Theatre and Dance' album, 2001 / promo)
04. 13:12 Sex Mob - Live And Let Die
(from 'Din Of Inequity' album, 1998 / Columbia)
05. 16:51 Steven Bernstein - Issachar
(from 'Diaspora Suite' album, 2008 / Tzadik)
06. 22:36 Steven Bernstein - Mazinka
(from 'Diaspora Soul' album, 1999 / Tzadik)
07. 26:53 Sex Mob - Kitchen
(from 'Dime Grind Palace' album, 2003 / Ropeadope)
08. 30:48 Sex Mob - Dr. Yes
(from 'Sex Mob Does Bond' album, 2001 / Ropeadope)
09. 33:47 Sex Mob - Rear View
(from 'Solid Sender' album, 1999 / Knitting Factory)
10. 36:52 Baby Loves Jazz - Ten Little Monkeys
(from 'Go Baby Go' album, 2006 / Verve)
Total time : 39mn58s

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls with the help of Nicolas Ragonneau and Grant Phabao (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Nicolas Ragonneau

Links :
Exclusive mix : Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Steven Bernstein - a Trumpet's Life pt.1
Interview : in English or in French
New album out sept 27th : MTO plays Sly
Live in Paris sept 11th : Sly Stone tribute show
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra : official | flickr | myspace | parisdjs | wikipedia | youtube


Grant Phabao and Djouls - Cosmic Tropical Disco 2

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Cosmic Tropical Disco 2
Echoes Edits and Covers of Disco, Soul and Afro Boogie
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2011-08-01

The Disco/Nu-Disco Re-Edit scene is just exploding, with blogs and soundcloud pages popping up everyday with tasty extended grooves... We've already paid a global tribute to this with the highly successful first volume of Cosmic Tropical Disco, here's the follow-up, months in the making. With respect due to Betino's, Le Silence de la Rue and Superfly Records, for keeping on providing quality vinyls in Paris, and to Comb and Razor Sound, Sofrito and Strut Records, for sending fantastic records and reissuing music for the soundtrack of our lives. And of course Loik for the timeless inspiration - I wouldn't be listening to Soul or Disco today without you!

Tracklisting :
01. Quincy Jones - Summer In The City (Onur Engin Edit)
(From 'Edits Vol. 3' 12 inch, 2011 / Onur Engin Edits) 1973
02. Curtis Mayfield - Trippin' out (Disco Syndicate's Soft Cushen Uptempo Edit)
(free MP3 download, 2011) 1980
03. Stretch - Why Did You Do It (Brando Edit)
(free MP3 download, 2011) 1975
04. Johnny Adams - Feel The Heat, Feel The Beat (The Revenge edit)
(from 'Reekin'structions by The Revenge' compilation, 2011 / Z Records) 1979
05. Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away ('Without You' Nicholas Edit)
(from 'Super Sound Single Volume 2' 2011 / Dikso) 1981
06. Aaron Neville - Hercules ('Son Of Zeus' Anthony Mansfield edit)
(from 'Boogie Bodega' 12 inch, 2010 / Whiskey Disco) 1973
07. Tapper Zukie - Freak
(from 'Disc-O-Lypso' compilation, 2003 / Trans-Air) 1979
08. Sly and The Family Stone - Family Affair (Seegweed edit)
(from 'Seegweed Edits Part 1' 12 inch, 2011 / G.A.M.M.) 1971
09. Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic (Edit)
(from 'Sofrito Super Singles 003' 12 inch, 2011 / Sofrito) 1979
10. Usje Sukatma - Waiting For Your Love
(from 'Waiting For Your Love' 7 inch, 2011 / PPU) 1983
11. Ted Taylor - Ghetto Disco (Edit)
(from 'Norman Jay presents Good Times 30' compilation, 2011 / Strut) 1977
12. George Franklin Smallwood and Marshmellow Band - Lady Disco
(from 'Just 4 You' album, 2010 / Jazzman) 1981
13. Joe Moks - Boys And Girls
(from 'Brand New Wayo' compilation, 2011 / Comb and Razor Sound) 1979
14. The Dells - No Way Back (Disco Adjustments by Mystic Slot)
(from 'Black Cock 007' 12 inch, 1993 / Black Cock) 1976
15. Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You (Onur Engin Edit)
(From 'Edits Vol. 1' 12 inch, 2010 / Onur Engin Edits)
16. Fuzz Against Junk - Born Under Punches (Harvey's Punch Drunk mix)
(from 'Horse Meat Disco III' compilation, 2011 / Strut) 1999
17. Try To Find Me - Get To My Baby (TBD extension)
(from 'Get To My Baby' 12 inch, 2010 / Golf Channel Recordings) 2010
18. Geraldo Pino - Boogie Fever
(from 'Boogie Fever' album, 1978 / Blackspot)
19. Lord Shorty - Sweet Music
(from 'Tropical Discotheque' Limited 12 inch, 2011 / Sofrito) 1976

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

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

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-Cosmic_Tropical_Disco_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Paris DJs Mix #300 - Unreleased and Rare Tracks

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Mix #300
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-28

Well well well... what have we here? This Paris DJs mix #300 has been months in the making, we really wanted to do something special, and after leaving a few good ideas on the side, we started asking our musical friends for some unreleased tracks they might have on the shelves - or hot off the press!! A huge thanks goes to Adrian Quesada, Diesler, Doctor Stereo, Grant Phabao, J-Walk, Onur Engin, Ping Pong (Ninja Tune promo agency), Renegades of Jazz, Soul Sugar, The Cheebacabra, JJ Whitefield, Big Pimp Jones and Chris Menist for sending some goods. Thanks also to those who sent music which didn't make it to the final mix... Big changes are ahead of us this summer so stay connected - you might be surprised!

Tracklisting :
01. Cesaria Evora - Petit Pays (Onur Engin Edit)
(unreleased re-edit, sent by Onur Engin)
02. Grant Phabao and Horace Andy - Talk About Peace
(unreleased track, sent by Grant Phabao)
03. The Echocentrics - Quieren Efectos (They Want FX)
(unreleased reworking of Das EFX's 'They Want EFX', by Adrian Quesada)
04. The Pharcyde - For Better or Worse (Numark Rmx)
(from 'Runnin/4 Better Or 4 Worse Rmxxs' single, 2008 / Delicious Vinyl)
05. The Electric - Ni Diggedy
(from 'Plug It In EP' single, 2010 / Organical Grown Records)
06. Tandy love - Kiss Me Miss - I'm In Time
(from 'Turk Jerk Anatolian Anagrams' album, 2011 / Fat City)
07. J-Walk - Thinking Back
(unreleased track, from 'Rumpshakers and Heartbreakers' album, sent by J-Walk)
08. The Cinematic Orchestra - Brother / Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution
(from 'Radio Session 13 may 2002' promo CD, 2002 / Ninja Tune)
09. Renegades Of Jazz and Mister Bingle - Bossa Nostra
(unreleased track sent by Renegades of Jazz)
10. Amon Tobin - Carry On Marmaduke
(unreleased track, from 'Isam' licensing edition promo album, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
11. Diesler feat. Testament - Loser
(unreleased track, sent by Diesler)
12. Doctor Stereo - Let's Begin The Show
(unreleased track, sent by Doctor Stereo)
13. Soul Sugar - Bon Esprit
(unreleased track, sent by Soul Sugar)
14. The Cheebacabra - Coming Home To Roost
(unreleased track from 'Pass The Information' album, to be released late 2011, sent by The Cheebacabra)
15. JJ Whitefield and Nicolas Tounga - Ngunga Yeti Fofa
(unreleased track, sent by The Whitefield Brothers)
16. Big Pimp Jones - Anticipating
(unreleased track, sent by Big Pimp Jones)
17. Awkward Corners - Message from Persia
(unreleased track feat. Moez Aryan on Setar and Chris Menist on Drums/Percussion, sent by Chris Menist)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (djouls.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Photo by Jean Saint Jean (jeansaintjean.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls and Nicolas Tamisier

Paris DJs Soundsystem Links
parisdjs.com
facebook.com/parisdjspage
twitter.com/parisdjs
soundcloud.com/parisdjs
youtube.com/ParisDJsVideos

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Mix_300.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem and Musiques Impures present Adrian Quesada's Spring Reverb

Paris DJs Soundsystem and Musiques Impures present Adrian Quesada's Spring Reverb
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com and MusiquesImpures.com) 2011-04-13

The Echocentrics is a new project of psychedelic, cinematic and dusty soul produced by Adrian Quesada of Brownout/Ocote Soul Sounds/Grupo Fantasma fame. Loads of spring reverb, psyched out farfisa organs and heavy drums are accented by beautiful vocals sung in English, Spanish and Portuguese by Tita Lima from Brazil and Natalia Clavier from Argentina. The album is out on Ubiquity Records. Grant Phabao, without any doubt the greatest reggae producer in the world today, has already two skanking remixes on their way... while Adrian Quesada is preparing on his side some remixes for Phabao's upcoming album with The Jays, Stepping up In Time. Something's happening here! We did this collaborative mix about Adrian Quesada with fellow blogger Nicolas Ragonneau of Musiques Impures fame, where he selected the album tracks and I completed with some rare stuff and remixes. Here it is right on for the album's release date (two days ago), and Nicolas has published an exclusive interview of Adrian on his blog to go along with this mix...

Tracklisting :
01. The Echocentrics - Electric Travels
(from 'Esclavo Y Amo' 7 inch, 2011 / Ubiquity)
02. Tita Lima - Vendendo Saude e Fe
(from 'Possibilidades' album, 2010 / Tratore)
03. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Tu Fin, Mi Gomienzo (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Coconut Rock Deluxe Edition' album, 2010 / Eighteen Street Lounge)
04. The Echocentrics - Cresent Sun
(from 'Sunshadows' album, 2011 / Ubiquity)
05. Brownout - Pole Position (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Aguilas and Cobras Remixed and Regrooved' compilation, 2010 / Six Degrees)
06. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Primavera
(from 'Taurus' album, 2011 / Eighteen Street Lounge)
07. Grupo Fantasma - El Sabio Soy Yo
(from 'Sonidos Gold' album, 2008 / Aire Sol Records)
08. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Vampires
(from 'Coconut Rock' album, 2009 / Eighteen Street Lounge)
09. Brownout - C 130
(from 'Aguilas and Cobras' album, 2009 / Six Degrees)
10. Brownout - Chema's Contraband
(from 'Homenaje' album, 2007 / Freestyle)
11. Grupo Fantasma - Montanozo
(from 'El Existential' album, 2010 / Nat Geo Music)

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

Credits :
Selection and mix by Nicolas Ragonneau (MusiquesImpures.com) and Djouls (ParisDJs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (Djouls.com)

Adrian Quesada Links :
echocentrics.blogspot.comgrupofantasma.com | brownoutmusic.com | levelonestudiosatx.com | soundcloud.com/level-one-studios | myspace.com/adrianquesada | facebook.com/adrian.quesada1 | twitter.com/levelonestudioshttp://twitter.com/adrianmquesada

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Adrian_Quesada_Spring_Reverb.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 4:27am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator

Paris DJs Soundsystem - In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2011-02-27

Next thursday evening in Paris will be a BIG date at La Bellevilloise, thanks to our friends from the Soul Train parties, who produce an Ethio Jazz Night with Strut... featuring Mulatu Astake and The Heliocentrics playing live!! You DON'T want to miss this show and as an appetizer here's a small tribute to the father of Ethio-Jazz, on the 21st century side of the genre and beyond.

Tracklisting :
01. The Gaslamp Killer - When I'm In Awe (feat. Gonjasufi)
(from 'Death Gate EP' 12 inch, 2010 / Brainfeeder) USA
02. The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time
(from 'Journey Through Time' 12 inch, 2011 / Freestyle) AUSTRALIA
03. Akale Wube - Muziqawi Silt (Wallias Band cover)
(from 'Plays Ethiopian Groove Greatest Hits' CDR, 2009 / self-released) FRANCE
04. Mulatu Astatke - I Faram Gami I Faram
(from 'Mulatu Steps Ahead' album, 2010 / Strut) ETHIOPIA/UK
05. Va Fan Fahre - Ethiopian Gipsy
(from 'Zet Je Maar' album, 2007 / Zephyrus) BELGIUM
06. Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex - Sethed Seketelat
(from 'Moa Anbessa' album, 2006 / Terp) ETHIOPIA/NETHERLANDS
07. Skeletons - Mulatu
(from 'Smile' album, 2010 / Impossible Ark) UK
08. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Ethio feat. Michael Leonhart
from 'World Of Funk' album, 2011 / Ubiquity) USA
09. The Budos Band - Mark of the Unnamed
(from 'The Budos Band III' album, 2010 / Daptone) USA
10. Woima Collective - Marz
(from 'Tezeta' album, 2010 / Kindred Spirits) GERMANY

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (facebook.com/parisdjs, twitter.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo from Ahron de Leeuw under a creative commons licence


Grant Phabao and Djouls - Cosmic Tropical Disco

Grant Phabao and Djouls Cosmic Tropical Disco
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2011-02-19

You might have already heard about people re-editing disco tracks for augmented dancefloor pleasure. You might even have read the latest issue of Wax Poetics and know about Tom Moulton, originator of the remix, the breakdown section, and the 12-inch single vinyl format. You've also probably heard everything about 'Cosmic', 'Tropical' and 'Disco' music... Well, here's our global tribute to this scene. Let's get the party started.

Tracklisting :
01. Doc Severinsen - Be With You (DJ Harvey Edit)
(from 'DJ Harvey 12" Cuts' 12 inch, 2010 / Pacific Beach Recording Company)
02. Linkwood Family - Piece Of Mind
(from 'Firecracker EP 3' 10 inch, 2007 / Firecracker Recordings / re-edit of 'I'm Back For More' by Leo's Sunship, 1978)
03. Sir Woolfy - Brooklyn Creams
(from 'Watchawannadoo EP', 2010 / Watchawannadoo / pitched-down (110BPM) version of 'Street Man' by Brooklyn Dreams, 1978)
04. The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park (Onur Engin Edit)
(from 'Square Edits EP 2' 12 inch, 2010 / Square)
05. KC and The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted (Todd Terje Re-Edit)
(from 'I Get Lifted / I'm Chief / High Jack / Night Rider (Tangoterje Mixes)' 12 inch, 2005 / Supreme Records)
06. Lord Echo - Cosmic Echoes
(from 'Melodies' album, 2010 / Economy Records)
07. Teaspoon and The Waves - Oh Yeh Soweto (Sofrito Edit)
(from 'The Soweto Disco EP', 2010 / Sofrito, cover of 'Going Back To My Roots' by Richie Havens from 1980)
08. William DeVaughn - Be Thankful for What You've Got (Onur Engin Edit)
(from 'Square Edits EP' 12 inch, 2010 / Square)
09. Cro-Magnon - Black Mahogani
(from 'Mellow Out and Acoustic' album, 2008 / Lastrum Japan, cover of Moodymann)
10. Rim Kwaku Obeng And Kasa - Love Me For Real (Guynamukat Afro Boogie Disco Go Go Edit)
(from 'Afro Disco Boogie Edits Vol.2', 2010 / Guynamukat, originally released in 1982)
11. Richie Havens - Going Back To My Boots (Killer Funk Disco Allstars Because I Can't Find My Shoes Re-Edit)
(from 'Killer Funk Disco Allstars' 12 inch, 2009 / Killer Funk Disco)
12. Rato Venance - Djaitain ('Music, Music, Only Music' Guynamukat Afro Boogie Edit)
(from 'Afro Disco Boogie Edits Vol.2', 2010 / Guynamukat, originally released in 1978)
13. Kings Go Forth - Don't Take My Shadow (Tom Moulton Remix)
(from 'Don't Take My Shadow' 12 inch, 2010 / Luaka Bop)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls (facebook.com/parisdjs, twitter.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) sampling GQ's 'Disco Nights'

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-Cosmic_Tropical_Disco.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Free The Robots Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Free The Robots Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2011-02-06

We've introduced Free The Robots, one of the most interesting DJ/beatmakers around, to more than 10.000 people with our first volume of Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Free The Robots. Nearly two years later the man has released his first album, Ctrl Alt Delete, one of the 10 bests of 2010 as selected by the Colored-Inc. collective, and he'll be playing along with Wagon Christ (alias Luke Vibert) at La Bellevilloise in Paris on March 18th. That's good reasons enough for us to come back with a second volume of selected instrumental hip hop breakbeats mixed with psychedelia, prog rock, obscure samples, old jazz, blues, trip hop, soul and electronic bits. We've wrote it already, but then again... This is the new thing!

Tracklisting :
01. Free the Robots - Wandering Gypsy
(from 'Ctrl Alt Delete' album, 2010 / Alpha Pup)
02. Free the Robots - How Is The World?
(from 'The Prototype' promo CD, 2004 / Elsewhere Studios)
03. Mexicans With Guns - Icaros (Free the Robots Remix)
(from 'Friends of Friends Volume 3' album with Robot Koch, 2010 / FoF Music)
04. Mochipet - Complex Players Club (Free The Robots Remix)
(from 'Master P on Atari Transformed Vol.2', 2010 / Daly City)
05. Free the Robots - Clocks and Daggers
(from 'The Killer Robots' digi-EP with The Gaslamp Killer, 2008 / Obey)
06. Free the Robots - Wake Up Or Die feat. The Gaslamp Killer
(from 'Free The Robots' album, 2008 / Easel Records Japan)
07. Busdriver - Least Favorite Rapper feat. Nocando
(from 'Jhelli Beam' album, 2009 / Epitaph)
08. Free the Robots - Jupiter
(from 'Ctrl Alt Delete' album, 2010 / Alpha Pup)
09. Free the Robots - Turkish Voodoo
(from 'Ctrl Alt Delete' album, 2010 / Alpha Pup)
10. Nocando - DSD2 (feat. Iron Mike Eagle)
(from 'Jimmy the Lock' album, 2010 / Alpha Pup)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (facebook.com/parisdjs, twitter.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_Free_The_Robots_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Floating Points - Future Soul from Sun Ra to Madlib

Floating Points - Future Soul from Sun Ra to Madlib
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-01-24

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been shaking the electronic music world for two years now, through a string of releases on his own label Eglo as well as Planet Mu and R2, and remixes for the likes of Shawn Lee, Sébastien Tellier, Bonobo, Basement Jaxx or Four Tet... His smooth, dusty, soulful House sound, his techno-disco-boogie bubblism are rather Detroit-flavoured, while his samples are craftily cut into heavy bumping crunch-beats, paying respect to the lineage from Sun Ra to Madlib and onwards. He's still a twentysomething, but has already stepped out of the DJ action, recording and mixing his full Floating Points Ensemble 16-piece group at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for the Ninja Tune XX twentieth anniversary celebration. This is future soul at the edge of modern British music!

Tracklisting :
01. Bei and Shawn Lee - Make Me Stronger (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow) (Floating Points Remix)
(from 'Beauty and The Beats' 10 inch, 2009 / Ubiquity)
02. Floating Points Ensemble - Post Suite
(from 'Post Suite' 10 inch, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
03. Floating Points - For You
(from 'For You' 7 inch, 2009 / Eglo)
04. Floating Points - Love Me Like This (Nonsense Dub)
(from 'Love Me Like This' 12 inch, 2009 / R2)
05. Floating Points - People's Potential
(from 'People's Potential' single, 2010 / Eglo)
06. Floating Points - Esthian III
(from 'Mary Anne Hobbs presents Wild Angels' compilation, 2009 / Planet Mu)
07. Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie
(from 'Vacuum EP' single, 2009 / Eglo)
08. Four Tet - Sing (Floating Points Remix)
(from 'Sing' 12 inch, 2010 / Domino)
09. Floating Points - K and G Beat
(from 'J and W Beat' 12 inch, 2009 / Planet Mu)

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog
Credits :
Selected and mixed by Djouls (djouls.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
floatingpoints.co.uk
myspace.com/floatingpoints
facebook.com/pages/Floating-Points/74562978771
twitter.com/floatingpoints
soundcloud.com/floatingpoints
discogs.com/artist/Floating+Points

Direct download: Floating_Points-Future_Soul_From_Sun_Ra_To_Madlib.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Grant Phabao & Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Vol.3 (2005 reissue)

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Are Molesting Laura Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast) T.I.M.E.C. TIMEC085, 2005-10-07

A covers and bootlegs special, mashed-up by the famous insane lazy ones of the Telegraphe station (Paris 20th), in the shape of a rarities and improbable covers jam. Includes a bootie made especially for the occasion by the mild lunatics duet, with a Mel Brooks pie dough (It' s Good To Be The King), apples slices imported from Grandmaster Flash's (The Message), and some Beastie Boys caramel wrappings. The Quantic Soul Orchestra is also characterized by its surrealist covers: a take on the Red Astaire bootleg which had mixed an acapella of D'Angelo with an instrumental from Cal Tjader (Follow Me), and a raw replay of Mr Scruff who had completely pumped Moondog (Get A Move On, actually Bird' s Lament).
256 MP3 reissue from 2005

Tracklisting :
01. Derrick Laro and Trinity - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
(from 'Hustle! Reggae Disco - Kingston London New York', 2002 / Soul Jazz)
02. Vinyl - Summertime
(from 'Flea Market', 2001 / Fog Shack Music)
03. Espen Horne - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Ain't No Sunshine' 10inch, 2005 / HiFi Terapi)
04. Ictus - Stand By Me
(from 'Sous Mon Pont EP' MP3 single, 2004 / Freshpoulp)
05. The Free Association - Sugarman
(from 'Sugarman' CDS, 2003 / 13Amp)
06. Earl Zinger - Can't Get Her Out Of My Bed
(from 'The Red Egyptians', 2003 / Red Egyptian Jazz)
07. Grandmaster Mel Brooks and The Boys - It's Good To Be The Message (Molesting Laura Remix)
(unreleased, 2005 / Bootleg)
09. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Follow Me
(from 'Rebtuz presents EP 4' 12inch, 2005 / Bootleg)
08. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Get A Move On
(from 'Pushin On', 2005 / Tru Thoughts)
10. The Clinton Administration - Stand
(from 'Take You Higher', 2004 / Magnatude)

All the original covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Info :
Selected by Djouls, mixed by Grant Phabao (T.I.M.E.C.)
Photo by Laurent Askienazy, Artwork by Djouls

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-Are_Molesting_Laura_Vol3.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:42am EST

Captain Detendu - Wish You A Stupid Xmas 2010

Captain Detendu - Wish You A Stupid Xmas 2010
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-12-24

Our favorite and grooviest musical humorist Captain Detendu has cooked, for the first christmas of the new decade, another one of his amazing Xmas mixes. Some really crazy stuff in there as usual... Enjoy the holidays vibe with those musical treats - and please don't tell the children that no known species of reindeer can fly!!

Tracklisting :
01. Unknown - Something Horrible
02. Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron - Feliz Navidad
(from 'Ponle Salsa a tu Navidad' album, 2005 / Dimelo! Records)
03. Byron Lee and The Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland Reggae
(from 'Christmas Party Time In The Tropics' LP, 1966 / Dynamic)
04. Disco Band - Promenade en Traineau (Sleigh Ride)
(from 'Noel Disco' album, 2001 / Disques Merite)
05. Kasio Kristmas - Deck The Halls
(from 'Kasio Kristmas' album, 2009 / Blue Thumb Productions)
06. The Rock-A-Fire-Explosions - Disco Christmas
(from 'Disco Christmas' 7 inch, 1982 / Creative Records)
07. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison - Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas
(from 'Happy Holidays' album, 2003 / Boar's Nest)
08. Jim Nabors - Doodle Ee Doo
(from 'Christmas in Hawaii with Jim Nabors' LP, 1981 / Bluewater)
09. Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks - Christmas Mornin'
(from 'Crazy for Christmas' album, 2010 / Surfdog)
10. The Surfers - Mele Kalikimaka
(from 'Christmas from Hawaii' LP, 1959 / Hi Fi Records)
11. Gay Robots - Jingle Bells
(from 'Not Your Grandfather's Holiday Album Vol.2' album, 2010 / Indaba Music)
12. Elvis vs AC/DC - Here Comes Santa Claus Back in Black
(from Voicedude's mashup at http://voicedude.podomatic.com, 2009)

The original cover artworks are to be found on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Captain Detendu (jewpop.blogspot.com|djouls.com/captaindetendu)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

Direct download: Captain_Detendu-Wish_You_A_Stupid_Xmas_2010.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:32am EST

The Boo Radleys, Brave Captain, Martin Carr - A Bittersweet Pop Selection

The Boo Radleys, Brave Captain, Martin Carr - A Bitterweet Pop Selection
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-12-19

The Boo Radleys were one the best Pop bands of the 1990s, from shoegazing riffs to psychedelic songs and britpop hits, they paved the way for the next decade's UK stadium pop groups. Their leader Martin Carr, one of the most talented songwriters of the last 20 years, never stopped marrying experimentation with pop melodicism, he's been running a critically-acclaimed solo career for 10 years now. This selection, on the bittersweet side of his music rather than the obvious hits and anthems, should fit perfectly with this sunday's snowy mood of Paris...

Tracklisting :
01. The Boo Radleys - Boo! Forever
(from 'Boo! Forever' single, 1992 / Creation)
02. The Boo Radleys - Lazarus
(from 'Lazarus' single, 1992 / Creation)
03. The Boo Radleys - Upon 9th And Fairchild
(from 'Giant Steps' album, 1993 / Creation)
04. The Boo Radleys - There She Goes
(from 'So I Married An Axe Murderer' sundtrack, 1993 / )
*05. The Boo Radleys - Wilder (Rock Field Mix)
(from '14/94' promo compilation, 1994 / Squatt)
06. The Boo Radleys - Fairfax Scene
(from 'Wake Up!' album, 1995 / Creation)
07. The Boo Radleys - Everything Is Sorrow
(from 'C'mon Kids' album, 1996 / Creation)
08. The Boo Radleys - Tomorrow
(from 'Find The Way Out' compilation, 2005 / Sanctuary UK)
09. The Boo Radleys - The Old Newsstand At Hamilton Square
(from 'Kingsize' album, 1998 / Creation)
10. Brave Captain - Raining Stones
(from 'The Fingertip Saint Sessions Vol.1' album, 2000 / Wichita)
11. Brave Captain - Big Red Control Machine
(from 'The Fingertip Saint Sessions Vol.1' album, 2000 / Wichita)
12. Brave Captain - Corporation Man
(from 'Corporation Man' single, 2001 / Boobytrap)
13. Martin Carr - Goldrush '49
(from 'Ye Gods (and little fishes)' album, 2009 / Sonnyboy)

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls, mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls / Colored-Inc. (colored-inc.com)
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com | myspace.com/grantphabao)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :

martin-carr.com
myspace.com/martincarrmusic
twitter.com/Martin_Carr
soundcloud.com/martin-carr
facebook.com/profile.php?id=730676999
facebook.com/pages/Martin-Carr/96776417584
sonnyboyrecords.greedbag.com
booradleys.co.uk
bravecaptain.co.uk
djouls.com/booradleys


Nelo - Eclectik Mix Autumn 2010

Nelo - Eclectik Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-10-25

Some of you might remember Nelo for her Come To Me song, extracted from her album produced by Professor Oz, Rue Myrha, and played in 2009 in our 21st Century Roots Vol.5 mix... Some others might have caught her deejaying every week-end at the Saut du Loup restaurant in the center of Paris. Anyways we're proud to invite our first girl DJ! Her Eclectik mix is made for a cool and loungy evening, right before going out...

Tracklisting :
01. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
(from 'Black Cherry' album, 2003 / Mute)
more info on wikipedia.org
02. 1 Giant Leap - Racing Away feat. Grant Lee Phillips & Horace Andy
(from '1 Giant Leap' album, 2002 / Palm Pictures)
more info on wikipedia.org
03. Dafuniks - Ease My Mind feat. Joseph Agami & Barbara Aersoe
(from 'Bone Jacked & Buggin Out' album, 2008 / Bumblebeat)
more info on myspace.com/dafuniks
04. Chinese Man - Ordinary Man
(from 'The Groove Sessions Vol.2' album, 2009 / Chinese Man)
more info on chinesemanrecords.com
05. M.I.A - Amazon
(from 'Arular' album, 2005 / XL)
more info on miauk.com
06. The Beta Band - Squares (Wallace Collection - Day Dream)
more info on betaband.com
(from 'Hot Shots II' album, 2001 / Regal)
07. Dusty Springfield - Spooky
(from 'How Can I Be Sure' 7 inch, 1970, Philips / available on the 'Dusty... Definitely' CD reissue, 2001)
more info on simonbell.com/Dustydevotedly.html
08. Sweet Thunder - Everybody's Singin' Love Songs
(from 'Sweet Thunder' album, 1978 / Fantasy WMOT Records)
more info on soulfunkjazz.wordpress.com
09. Neeky FunKzoid - possdaohoOoh
more info on soundcloud.com/neeky-funkzoid
10. Cocosuma - We Were A Trio
(from 'We Were A Trio' album, 2005 / 3rd Side)
more info on www.myspace.com/cocosuma
11. Chromeo - My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)
(from 'Fancy Footwork' album, 2007 / V2)
more info on chromeo.net
12. John Daly - This Is A Lonely Beat
(from 'Drumpoems Verse 2' compilation, 2009 / Drumpoet Community)
more info on myspace.com/thesoundofjohndaly
13. Pier Bucci - Hay Consuelo (Samim Remix)
(from 'Familia Remix EP 2' 12 inch, 2006 / Crosstown Rebels)
more info on myspace.com/buccipier
14. Eyerer & Chopstick - Haunting (Sleeper Thief Remix)
(from 'Haunting' 12 inch, 2007 / Session Deluxe)
more info on sessiondeluxe.com
15. Beanfield - The Season (Swag's Vocal Mix)
(from 'The Season' single, 2000 / Compost)
more info on discogs.com/artist/Beanfield
16. Booster Feat. Juan Rozoff - You're The One
(from 'Loop In Release' album, 2001 / Blue Note France)
more info on http://www.boosterized.com
17. interludes love film ;-) !
18. A Guy Called Gerald - Silent Cry (Gerico)
(from 'Black Secret Technology' album, 1995 / Juice Box)
more info on guycalledgerald.com

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nelo (myspace.com/nelonet)
Audio mastering by Professor Oz (professoroz.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo by Aurelie Vandenweghe

Direct download: Nelo-Eclectik_Mix_Autumn_2010.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

Ninja Tune - 20 Years of Psychedelic Hip Hop, Funk & Jazz - Selected by Djouls

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Ninja Tune - 20 Years of Psychedelic Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-08-28

We're still celebrating 20 years of musical activism from the english label Ninja Tune! The huge boxset is now coming out very soon... Parties in Paris and London are starting to get sold-out quite fast, and french magazine Trax has released a special (Ninja Tune 20 Ans...), in which I've written 3 articles. The first one is about 20 of the rarest pieces of wax released by the label. The second is a selection of 20 astonishing or stunning remixes, you might have downloaded its soundtrack for a deeply blunted evening by now... The third is about the dark side of the label, with a selection of 20 psychedelic albums. Here's the soundtrack to this article: the dark side of Ninja Tune!!

Tracklisting :
01. Super Numeri - Leisure Lakes
(from 'Great Aviaries' album, 2003 / Ninja Tune)
02. The Dragons - Food For My Soul
(from 'BFI' album, 2007 / Ninja Tune)
03. Kid Koala - A Night At The Nufonia
(from 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' album, 2000 / Ninja Tune)
04. The Slew - 100%
(from '100%' album, 2009 / Puget Sound/Ninja Tune)
05. cLOUDDEAD - The Velvet Ant
(from 'Ten' album, 2004 / Big Dada)
06. Wagon Christ - Musipal
(from 'Musipal' album, 2001 / Ninja Tune)
07. Jaga Jazzist - Animal Chin
(from 'A Livingroom Hush' album, 2002 / Ninja Tune)
08. Diplo - Big Lost
(from 'Florida' album, 2004 / Big Dada)
09. The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination - Soulbath
(from 'I Was Young and I Needed The Money' album, 1998 / Ninja Tune)
10. Super Numeri - Track 09
(from 'Live At Jazz Cafe' album, 2003 / Ninja Tune)
11. The Poets of Rhythm - Plus Plus
(from 'Discern/Define' album, 2001 / Quannum/Ninja Tune)
12. Flanger - Full On Scientist
(from 'Templates' album, 1999 / Ninja Tune)
13. Infinite Livez Vs Stade - (^_^)zzZ
(from 'Art Brut Fe De Yoot' album, 2007 / Ninja Tune)
14. Homelife - Harder
(from 'Guru Man Hubcap Lady' album, 2004 / Ninja Tune)
15. Loka - Meet Dad
(from 'http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Fire Shepherds' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune)
16. Chocolate Weasel - Zen Method
(from 'http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Spaghettification' album, 1998 / Ninja Tune)
17. Fog - Pneumonia
(from '' album, 2002 / Ninja Tune)
18. Treva Whateva - Dangerous Disco (The Director's Cut)
(from 'Music's Made Of Memories' album, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
19. Daedelus - Welcome Home
(from 'Exquisite Corpse' album, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
20. Sixtoo - Sidewinders
(from 'Chewing On Glass and Other Miracle Cures' album, 2004 / Ninja Tune)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao (
myspace.com/grantphabao | grantphabao.com) and Djouls (colored-inc.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using some official Ninja Tune logo by Stricktly Kev (djfood.org)


Ninja Tune - 20 Years of Remixes and Re-interpretations - Selected by Djouls

Grant Phabao and Djouls - Ninja Tune - 20 Years of Remixes and Re-interpretations
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-08-15

Lots of stuff are happening for the celebration of the last 20 years of musical activism from the english label Ninja Tune. A huge boxset is on its way for september, with LOTS of new music, there are parties coming up everywhere, and the french magazine Trax has just released a special number (Ninja Tune 20 Ans...), for which I've been asked to write 3 articles. The first one is about 20 of the rarest pieces of wax released by the label. The second one is a selection of 20 astonishing or stunning remixes, here's the soundtrack, for a deeply blunted evening. The third one is about the dark side of the label, with a selection of 20 psychedelic albums. The soundtrack mix to this article will be coming up here very soon...

Tracklisting :
01. East Flatbush Project - Tried By 12 (Squarepusher Mix)
(from 'Tried by 12' single, 1998 / Ninja Tune)
02. The Herbaliser - The Missing Suitcase (DJ Craze Remix)
(from 'The Missing Suitcase' single, 1999 / Ninja Tune)
03. The Herbaliser - Something Wicked (Bossa Radio Edit)
(from 'Something Wicked' single, 2002 / Ninja Tune)
04. 2 Player - Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Mix)
(from 'Extreme Possibilities single, 1995 / Ninja Tune)
05. Antipop Consortium - Lay Me Down (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive remix, 2010)
06. DJ Food - Turtle Soup (Luke Vibert Mix)
(from 'Refried Food' album, 1996 / Ninja Tune)
07. Kid Koala - Emperors Main Course In Cantonese
(remix of David Byrne's theme for 'The Last Emperor)
(from 'Emperor's Main Course In Cantonese' single, 2000 / Ninja Tune)
08. DJ Vadim - Variations in USSR (DJ Krush remix)
(from 'USSR Reconstruction' album, 1998 / Ninja Tune)
09. Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) (Part 2 In The Flesh Mix)
(from 'Witness' single, 2001 / Big Dada)
10. Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep (Lambeth Blues)
(from 'Awfully De/EP' single, 2005 / Big Dada)
11. Coldcut - More Beats and Pieces (I Miss You Blobula - Q-Bert Mix)
(from 'More Beats And Pieces' single, 1997 / Ninja Tune)
12. One Self - Be Your Own (Vad's Dub mix)
(from 'Be Your Own' single, 2005 / Ninja Tune)
13. Poirier - Let Them Hate feat. YT (Mungo's HiFi Remix)
(from 'Running High' bonus disc, 2010 / Ninja Tune)
14. Coldcut - More Beats and Pieces (Obsessive Behaviour Kid Koala Version)
(from 'More Beats And Pieces' single, 1997 / Ninja Tune)
15. Daedelus - Touchtone (Thavius Beck Remix)
(from 'For Withered Friends/Touchtone' single, 2008 / Ninja Tune)
16. The Cinematic Orchestra - All That You Give (Dr. Rockit Mix)
(from 'All That You Give' single, 2002 / Ninja Tune)
17. Blockhead - Sunday Seance (Loka Remix)
(from 'Sunday Seance / Jet Son' single, 2004 / Ninja Tune)
18. Coldcut - Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix)
(from 'Autumun Leaves' single, 1992 / Ninja Tune)
19. Coldcut - Atomic Moog (Cornelius Mix)
(from 'Let Us Replay' album, 1999 / Ninja Tune)
20. K-The-I - Finger Painting (Thavius Beck Remix)
(from 'Finger Painting' single, 2008 / Big Dada)

All the original cover artworks are gathered on the Paris DJs blog.

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao (myspace.com/grantphabao | grantphabao.com) and Djouls (colored-inc.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using some official Ninja Tune logo by Stricktly Kev (djfood.org)


Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) Colored-Inc., 2010-07-10

The Paris DJs extended family has among the most pro-active in spreading the good word about worldwide African music. Celebrating the recent releases by One Foot In Jail or Franck Biyong on our brand new Colored-Inc. label, and announcing the upcoming albums from Oghene Kologbo or Ebo Taylor, here's nearly 4 hours of 21st century afrojazz, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, afrofunk and afrolatin grooves - selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls who are currently producing new tracks with Afrodyete from the Breakestra, Zak from The Souljazz Orchestra, Franck Biyong, Doctor L, Gregsky and a few others...

Tracklisting :

PART 1 - AFRO TRIP
01. The Original Brothers - Black Out
(from 'African Music Today' compilation, 2009 / Truth & Soul) USA
02. Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Kingston Abeba
(from 'Definitely Roots' album, 2009 / Masta Conga Production) FRANCE
03. One Foot In Jail feat. Grant Phabao & The Jays - African Man (Grant Phabao Swing Rework)
(from 'Hard 2 Find Vol.3' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.) FRANCE/JAMAICA
04. Akalé Wubé - Jawa Jawa
(from 'Akalé Wubé' album, 2010 / Clapson) FRANCE
05. Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle - Watch We (Souljazz Orchestra Remix)
(from 'Inspiration Information - The Remixes' CD, 2009 / Strut) JAMAICA/UK/CANADA
06. Skeletons - Marathon Man
(from 'Smile' album, 2010 / Impossible Ark) UK
07. The Budos Band - Hidden Hand
(from 'The Budos Band EP' 12 inch, 2009 / Daptone) USA
08. The Rhythmagic Orchestra - African Mailman
(from 'Impossible Ark: A Compilation' CD, 2009 / Impossible Ark) UK
09. Brownout - Framed By Death
(from 'Aguilas & Cobras' album, 2009 / Six Degrees) USA
10. Albino - Feel Alright
(from 'Rhino' album, 2007 / Mighty Niblet) USA
11. Soul Sugar - Sagittarius
(from 'Nothing But The Truth' album, 2009 / Freestyle) FRANCE
12. Tumi and the Volume - Volume Thrials
(from 'Pick A Dream' album, 2010 / Sakifo) SOUTH AFRICA
13. The Budos Band - Day Tripper
(from 'Day Tripper/Money' split 7 inch with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, 2010 / Daptone) USA
14. Mifune - Blackwater Crooks
(from 'Time Is Watching Us' album, 2008 / ODC Music Group) USA
PART 2 - AFRO ETHIO
15. Les Freres Smith - La Marche des Smith
(from 'La Marche des Smith' 7 inch, 2009 / Melting Pot) FRANCE
16. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Mulatu
(from 'Inspiration Information' album, 2009 / Strut) ETHIOPIA/UK
17. The Whitefield Brothers - Safari Strut
(from 'Earthology' album, 2010 / Now-Again) GERMANY
18. Karl Hector & the Malcouns - Toure Samar
(from 'Black Man’s Cry: The Influence and Inspiration of Fela Kuti' compilation, 2010 / Now-Again) GERMANY
PART 3 - AFRO BEAT
19. One Foot In Jail - Fire Dance feat. Psyco
(from 'Hard 2 Find Vol.3' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.) FRANCE/NIGERIA
20. The Superpowers - American Exceptionalism
(from 'Trance for Nation' album, 2009 / Young Cub) USA
21. Dele Sosimi - Ojoro
(from 'Identity' album, 2007 / Helico) NIGERIA
22. Will Bernard, John Medeski & Stanton Moore - Blister
(from 'Blue Plate Special' album, 2008 / Palmetto) USA
23. Euforquestra - Melody Truck
(from 'Soup' album, 2009 / Artifact Concepts) USA
24. The Souljazz Orchestra - Agbara
(from 'Rising Sun' album, 2010 / Strut) CANADA
25. Kafka - Afro Innay
(from 'Kafka' album, 2008 / Mighty Higness) AUSTRALIA
26. Funkanala - Be There Tomorrow Part 1
(from 'Be There Tomorrow' album, 2007 / Here And Now) SENEGAL/UK
27. Ikebe Shakedown - Hard Steppin'
(from 'Hard Steppin' EP, 2009 / Colemine) USA
28. Franck Biyong & Massak - U.P.C.
(from 'Visions of Kamerun' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.) CAMEROON/FRANCE
29. Cacique'97 - Come From Nigeria
(from 'Cacique'97' album, 2009) PORTUGAL
30. Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - Crosstown Traffic
(from 'Crosstown Traffic' 7 inch, 2010 / First Word) UK
31. Aphrodesia - Special Girl
(from 'Precious Commodity' album, 2009 / Shackrobeat Music) USA
PART 4 - AFRO FUNK
32. Pitch & Scratch - Mzuzu Walk
(from 'Hamburg Hustle' album, 2009 / Légère Recordings) GERMANY
33. Paikan - Afro On The Rocks
(from 'Dancefloor Fight' 12 inch, 2009 / Jazzman) FRANCE
34. Gigoletto Brass Band - Africa Con Bajo
(from 'Boogalow ' 7 inch, 2010 / Lovemonk) SPAIN
35. One Foot In Jail - Freedom Back feat. Kologbo & The Deacon
(from 'Hard 2 Find Vol.3' album, 2010 / Colored-Inc.) NIGERIA/USA/FRANCE
36. Burro Morto - Cabaret
(from 'Varadouro' 12 inch, 2010 / Oriki Music) BRAZIL
37. Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 - Seahorse And The Storyteller
(from 'Seahorse And The Storyteller' album, 2010 / Truth & Soul) USA
38. The Funk Revolution - Izzy Come, Izzy Go
(from 'Contemporary Funk' compilation, 2010 / Tramp) GERMANY
39. Deela - One Eyed Captain (Radio Citizen Remix)
(from 'Everything Counts EP' 12 inch, 2010 / Switchstance) GERMANY
40. Afro Soul Toasting - Be A Looser
(from 'Be A Looser' 7 inch, 2008 / Enlace Funk) SPAIN
41. Kokolo - Afrika Man feat. Jojo Kuo
(from 'Afrika Man' 7 inch, 2010 / Record Kicks) USA
42. Cadillac Jones - Suya
(from 'Rhythm Method' album, 2009 / South City) USA
43. The Qualitons - Mellbimbo
(from 'Mellbimbo' 7 inch, 2010 / Tramp) HUNGARY
PART 5 - AFRO LATIN
44. Liberdade - Grande Lua Cheia
(from 'Grande Lua Cheia' 12 inch, 2008 (recorded in 2002) / Oriki Music) BRAZIL
45. Delta Nove - Giacomo
(from 'The Future Is When' album, 2006 / Capitol) USA
46. The Motet - Cheap Shit
(from 'Music For Life' album, 2004 / Harmonized) USA
47. Gangbé Brass Band - Nikki
(from 'Assiko' album, 2009 / Contre Jour) BENIN
48. Antibalas - Dilo Como Yo
(from 'Verve Remixed 4' compilation, 2008 / Verve) USA
49. Saravah Soul - Alforria
(from 'Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary' 3xCD compilation, 2009 / Tru Thoughts) UK

Complete links and original artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao (myspace.com/akalepse | grantphabao.com) and Djouls (colored-inc.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)
Photo by The Lizard Queen (flickr) under a Creative Commons license


Many more records with cool 21st Century Afro tracks have been previously played on Paris DJs, in the following mixes: 21st Century Afro Vol.7, 21st Century Afro Vol.6, 21st Century Afro Vol.5, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.8, 21st Century Afro Vol.4, 21st Century Afro Vol.3, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.7, 21st Century Afro Vol.2, 21st Century Afro Vol.1, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.6, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.5, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.4, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.3, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.2, Mind Radio Show Vol.4, African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.1.

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Afro_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.7

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.7
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2009-04-19

The countdown to the release of our new concept album (on our new label Colored-Inc.) has begun. In exactly 4 weeks (may 17th) we'll indeed put out One Foot In Jail's Hard 2 Find Vol.3, an album showcasing many colors of African music, with amazing guest singers, musicians and producers from all over the world. This is pure 21st Century African Music - just like this ongoing series of mixes covering all these new Afro music bands out there!! Today's goods are from the USA, Sweden, Finland, Belgium or Netherlands - Africa is the future!

Tracklisting :
01. Menahan Street Band - Dust To Dust
(from 'Make The Road By Walking (Amazon Bonus)' album, 2008 / Dunham) USA
more info on parisdjs.com | daptonerecords.com | myspace.com/dunhamrecords | wikipedia.org
02. Aphrodesia - White Elephant
(from 'Lagos by Bus' album, 2007 / Cyberset Music) USA
more info on aphrodesia.org | myspace.com/aphrodesiamusic
03. Music Is The Weapon - Around The Fire
(from 'Music Is The Weapon' album, 2009 / Music Is The Weapon) SWEDEN
more info on musicistheweapon.se | myspace.com/felatribute
04. Toubab Krewe - Djarabi
(from 'Toubab Krewe' album, 2005 / Upstream) USA
more info on toubabkrewe.com | myspace.com/toubabkrewe | Toubab_Krewe
05. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - Coconut Rock
(from 'Coconut Rock' album, 2009 / Eighteen Street Lounge) USA
more info on parisdjs.com | ocotesoul.com | myspace.com/ocotesoulsounds
06. Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex and Guests - Musicawi Silt
(from 'Moa Anbessa' album, 2006 / Terp ) ETHIOPIA/NETHERLANDS
more info on theex.nl | myspace.com/theexnl | wikipedia.org
07. Zafari - Addis Ababa
(from 'African Music Today' compilation, 2009 / Truth and Soul) BELGIUM
Reissue from a 45 originally released in 2002 on Lenar
08. Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen - Mama England
(from 'Inspiration Information' album, 2009 / Strut) FINLAND/NIGERIA
more info on jimitenor.com | myspace.com/myjimitenor | tony-allen.com | myspace.com/tonyallenafrobeat | strut-records.com | myspace.com/strutrecords

The original record covers are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao & Djouls(timec.net)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com), photo by Pierre Holtz for UNICEF hdptcar.net under a Creative Commons license

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Afro_Vol_7.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Soul Stereo - This Is Reggae Soul 5

Soul Stereo - This Is Reggae Soul 5
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) Soul Stereo/T.I.M.E.C., 2010-04-11

Among our most downloaded series of mixes rules the This Is Reggae Soul collection from Fatta of the Soul Stereo Soundsystem - the number one sound in France. As usual, Fatta brings some heavy selection of rare Jamaican 45s to the studio for Grant Phabao to operate on.

Tracklisting :
01. Jackie Opel - Cry Me A River
02. Jackie Opel - Eternal Love
03. Tony Gregory - Get Out My Life Woman
04. Owen Gray - Shook, Shimmy, And Shake
05. The Blues Busters - I've Gotta Get There
06. Jay Boys - Festival Spirit
07. Sound Dimension - Baby Face
08. Funky Brown & Inner Circle - The Lament Of African People
09. Inner Circle - Instrumental Part 2
10. Unknown - Version
11. Barry Biggs - Work All Day
12. The Dynamites - Play All Night

Original artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected by Fatta (Soul Stereo Sound System)
Artwork by Fourmy
Operator and audio mastering : Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com|myspace.com/grantphabao)

Direct download: Soul_Stereo-This_Is_Reggae_Soul_Vol_5.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Captain Detendu - Matzo Ball Mix

Captain Detendu - Matzo Ball Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-04-04

Captain Detendu and his all about Jewish pop culture site Jewpop (jewpop.blogspot.com) have been celebrating the passover with a perfect mix for a passover seder's warm-up! Hip hop, reggae, psychedelic funk, jazz, Yiddish vocals, electro, swing... More than 30 minutes of party music for Matzo Ball lovers!

Tracklisting :
01. soCalled - Dayenu
(from 'The soCalled Seder, A Hip Hop Hagadah' album, 2005 / JDub Records)
02. David Gould - Four Questions (Ma Nishtana)
(from 'Feast of the Passover' album, 2009 / Tzadik)
03. Slim Gaillard and his Flat Footed Floogee Boys - Matzoh Ball
(from 'Matzoh Balls' 78rpm, 1939 / Columbia)
04. DJ David Brody aka Louie Bagel - Matzah N°5
(aired from radio station WHTZ)
05. The Barry Sisters Passover Medley
(from 'Shalom' album, 1962 / Roulette)
06. Mocean Worker - Matzohmowofinal
(Ada Jones song 'Under the Matzos Tree' remixed, from 'Jewface' album, 2006 / Reboot Stereophonic)
07. Gershon Kingsley, Theodore Bikel - What does it take (The 10 Pleagues)
(from 'The 5th Cup, A Spirit Explosion' LP, 1974 / The 5th Cup Co.)
08. The Congos (feat. Tommy McCook) - Feast of the Passover
(bonus track from 'Congos Ashanti' album, 1994 / Blood And Fire)
09. Eddie Harris - Exodus
(from 'Exodus to Jazz' LP, 1961 / Vee Jay)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Captain Detendu (jewpop.blogspot.com)
Artwork by Captain Detendu, layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Captain_Detendu-Matzo_Ball_Mix.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Soul

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Soul
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-02-15

Another batch of the best reggae from the recent years? Yee-ha! With a word wide ear we've been trying to dig into all the best vibes deeply inspired by Jamaican music. So here it comes, from Germany, USA, New Zealand, Jamaica, Italy and England. 21st century roots grooves guaranteed to rock your soul. Roll a phat one if the time is right.

Tracklisting :
01. Ancient Astronauts - Surfing The Silvatide (feat. Bajka)
(from 'We Are to Answer' album, 2009 / Eighteen Street Lounge)
More info on parisdjs.com
02. Groundation - By All Means
(from 'Here I Am' album, 2009 / Young Tree)
More info on parisdjs.com
03. Dezarie - Eaze The Pain (Redemption)
(from 'Eaze The Pain' album, 2008 / Afrikan Roots Lab)
More info on myspace.com/dezarie1
04. Joe Dukie And DJ Fitchie - This Room
(from 'Dem Roots' compilation, 2009 / Sonar Kollektiv)
More info on sonarkollektiv.com
05. Queen Ifrica - Yesterday
(from 'Fyah Muma' promo CD, 2007 / Flames)
more info myspace.com/queenifrica
06. Alborosie - Mama She Don't Like You Feat. I.Eye
(from 'Escape From Babylon' album, 2009 / Greensleeves)
More info on parisdjs.com
07. Nice Up! - Skankin In The Way feat. The Gossip
(from 'Skankin In The Way' 7 inch, 2008 / Nice Up!)
More info on myspace.com/niceuprecords
08. No.1 Station - You Wanna Get Busy With Me (Ft. Persia)
(from 'Boss Beat' album, 2008 / Rockers Revolt)
More info on myspace.com/no1station

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Roots_Soul.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura ? (part 17)
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura ? (Part 17)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-01-19

After this incredible evening of mixes (already 8 new ones are up!), let's cool things a little bit with this spiritually joyful mix of slooooooow and loving covers. Standouts include the Alice Russell take on Gnarls Barkley, the emotionnaly intense Al Wilson soulful cover of Tim Buckley, the stripped down and laidback Isaac Hayes cover by El Michels Affair and The Supremes re-interpreted by Lee Fields... Blissful!

Tracklisting :
01. Alice Russell - Crazy
(Gnarls Barkley cover, from 'Pot Of Gold' album, 2008 / Little Puppet)
02. Al Wilson - The Dolphins
(Tim Buckley cover, from 'Searching for the Dolphins' album, 1969 / Soul City)
03. Margie Joseph - I'll Take Care Of You
(Brook Benton cover, from 'Margie Joseph' album, 1973 / Atlantic)
04. Charles Kynard - The World Is A Ghetto
(War cover, from 'Your Mama Don't Dance' album, 1973 / Mainstream)
05. Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band - Tell It Like It Is
(Aaron Neville cover, from 'Shake A Tail Feather Baby!' album, 1967 / Piccadilly)
06. El Michels Affair - Walk On By (Short Version)
(Isaac Hayes cover, from 'Tribute to Black Moses' album, 2009 / Truth & Soul)
07. Lee Fields And The Expressions - My World Is Empty Without You
(The Supremes cover, from 'My World' album, 2009 / Truth & Soul)
08. Willis Jackson - Ain't No Sunshine
(Bill Withers cover, from 'Plays Around With The Hits' compilation)
09. Guilty Simpson - Man's World (Street)
(from 'Man's World' 12 inch, 2007 / Stones Throw)
10. Mr Brown And Killer Funk Allstars Big Band Orchestra - It's A Man's Man's Man's
(James Brown unreleased edit, from the 'It's A Man's Man's Man's' 7 inch, 2009 / Killerfunk)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Who_Is_Molesting_Laura_part_17.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura ? (part 16)
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura ? (Part 16)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-01-19

Take heavy hitters classics. Strip them down to old schoolish roots reggae versions. Mix them down to approximately 30 minutes. Put the resulting blend into Grant Phabao's hands for some supersaound mastering. Design a cool Paris DJs-themed artwork. Podcast the whole thing. Blow thousands of minds off with the coolest Molesting Laura attitude you may think of.

Tracklisting :
01. Tappa Zukie - Take Nine
(Dave Brubeck cover, from 'Horns Up! Dubbing With Horns' album, late 70s, released 2009)
02. Junior Byles - Fever
(Peggy Lee cover, from 'When Will Better Come 1972-1976' compilation, 1988 / Trojan)
03. Laurel Aitken - Don't Be Cruel
(Elvis Presley cover, from 'The High Priest Of Reggae' album, 1970 / Pama Records)
04. Deal's Gone Bad - Dirty Old Town
(Ewan MacColl cover, from 'Large and In Charge' album, 1998 / Jump Up!)
05. Ken Boothe - Down by the River
(Neil Young cover, from 'Let's Get It On' album, 1974 / Trojan)
06. Johnny Osbourne - Ready Or Not
(The Delfonics cover, from 'Ready Or Not' album, 1972 / Big Shot)
07. Junior English - Get Out Of My Life Woman
(Allen Toussaint cover, from 'The Dynamic Junior English' album, 1974 / Cactus)
08. The Tamlins - If I Were A Carpenter
(Tim Hardin cover, from 'Greatest Hits' compilation, 1980 / Channel One)
09. Big Youth - What's Going On
(Marvin Gaye cover, from 'Hit The Road Jack' album, 1976 / Trojan)
10. Ken Boothe - Suzie Q
(Dale Hawkins cover, from 'The Great Ken Boothe Meets BB Seaton and The Gaylads' album, 1971 / Jaguar)
11. Alton Ellis - Knock on Wood
(Eddie Floyd cover, from 'The Best Of' compilation, 1969 / Studio One)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Who_Is_Molesting_Laura_part_16.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Grant Phabao & Djouls - 21st Century Roots Dub Vol.2

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Dub Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-01-19

This speedy dub mix is among my favorites. It's dub, but not the lazy kind, and doesn't venture into techno-dub at all. This is heavy Jamaican high-octane dub and even goes Tropical disco dub at one point in there! Enjoy the vibes!!

Tracklisting :
01. The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte (DJ Kentaro Tuff Cuts Mix)
(from 'Kunta Kinte Remixes' 12 inch, 2009 / Pressure Sounds)
More info on parisdjs.com
02. Ticklah - Two Face
(from 'Ticklah Vs Axelrod' album, 2007 / Easy Star)
More info on parisdjs.com
03. Pama International - Lovely Dub
(from 'Love Filled Dub Band' album, 2008 / Rockers Revolt)
More info on pamainternational.co.uk
04. The Impalers - Uppercut
(from 'Blood, Rum and Reggae' album, 2008 / Axe)
More info on myspace.com/theimpalerssf
05. Groundation - Walk Upright
(from 'Here I Am' album, 2009 / Young Tree)
More info on parisdjs.com
06. Wild Rumpus - Musical Blaze Up (Cosmo's Teletubby Dub)
(from 'Musical Blaze Up' single, 2007 / Bitches Brew)
More info on myspace.com/wildrumpusmusic
07. Dutch Rhythm Combo - Disco Tropical (Dubben Dub)
(from 'Sounds Of The Caribbean Remixed', 2008 / Highscore Publishing)
more info on myspace.com/dutchrhythm
08. Version Big-Fi - Alone Dub
(from 'Dub Collide Hybridize' album, 2009 / Dubtronic)
More info on big-fi.co.uk
09. Michael Rose - Warrior Dub
(from 'Warrior Dub' album, 2007 / M Records)
More info on parisdjs.com

All the original record covers are available on the Paris DJs blog.

Credits : Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-21st_Century_Roots_Dub_Vol_2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura? (part 15)
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Who Is Molesting Laura ? (Part 15)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-01-19

This new episode in our Molesting Laura series of mixes of rare covers gathers some classy, rockin' and groovin' pieces of Beat, Rhythm and Blues and Soul...

Tracklisting :
01. Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell on You
(Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover, from 'Creedence Clearwater Revival' album, 1968 / Fantasy)
02. The Disco Biscuits - Gimme Three Steps
(Lynyrd Skynyrd cover, from 'Under the Influence: A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd' compilation, 2004 / Sanctuary)
03. Dieter Reith - Satisfaction
(The Rolling Stones cover, from 'Hammond Explosion' album, 1974 / MPS Jazz)
04. Dieter Zimmermann - Whole Lotta Love
(Led Zeppelin cover, from 'The In-Kraut, Vol.3' compilation, 2008 / Marina)
05. Trio Valore - Soulpower 08
(James Brown cover, from 'Return Of The Iron Monkey' album, 2008 / Record Kicks)
06. The Hi-Fly Orchestra - Crosstown Traffic
(Jimi Hendrix cover, from 'Mambo Atomico' album, 2008 / Tramp)
07. Ernie Wilkins - Evil Ways
(Santana cover, from 'Hard Mother Blues' album, 1968 / Mainstream)
08. Hugo Strasser - Black Night
(Deep Purple cover, from 'The In-Kraut Vol.2' compilation, 2006 / Marina)
09. Ed Maciel e Sua Orquestra - Black is Black
(Los Bravos cover, from 'Na Onda Vol.3' album, 1967 / London)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Who_Is_Molesting_Laura_part_15.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 7:22pm EST