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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
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Friends_and_Family_Vol_1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:29am EST

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

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