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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)
[free download on soundcloud.com/the-frightnrs]
02. Os Originais do Samba - Falador Passa Mal (Bosq Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/whiskeybarons]
03. Poldoore - Lush Life
(from 'Lush Life' EP, 2014 / Dusted Wax)
[free download on poldoore.bandcamp.com]
04. The Elder Statesman - Montreux Sunrise
(from 'Montreux Sunrise' 7 inch, 2014 / Bastard Jazz)
[free download on soundcloud.com/bastardjazz]
05. Eminem - Business vs. J.A.R. - Future Cuss Cuss Mix 2
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/yuanan]
06. Governor Tiggy x Dr Dre x DJ Vadim - Well Done
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dj-vadim]
07. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Push Na Ya
(from 'Unstraight Ahead' album, 2014 / Now-Again)
[free download on nowagainrecords.com]
08. Simone Rubi - When I'm Down
(free single, 2013 / self-released)
[free download on simonerubi.bandcamp.com]
09. Third Coast Kings - Black Cat Boogie
(from 'West Grand Boulevard' album, 2014 / Record Kicks)
[free download on soundcloud.com/wax-poetics]
10. Witch - Sunshine (The Bogart's Whiskey Barons Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/whiskeybarons]
11. Spanish Gold - Out On The Street
(from 'South of Nowhere' album, 2014 / Del Mar Records)
[free download on noisetrade.com/forecastlefestival]
12. Pleasuremaker (Afrolicious) - Mosquito Dance
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/afrolicious]
13. Radio Citizen - Did You Waltz
(from 'Warm Canto EP', 2014 / Rauschen Records)
[free download on radiocitizen.bandcamp.com]
14. Bio Ritmo - Codeina
(from 'Puerta Del Sur' album, 2014 / Vampisoul)
[free download on soundcloud.com/style-weekly]
15. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Afropocalypse
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
[free download on soundcloud.com/golden-dawn-arkestra]
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 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


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: 3:33 PM

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: 2:58 PM

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: 8:47 AM

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: 1:22 PM

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
(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: 6:32 PM

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: 8:21 PM

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