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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 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]
02. onlyjoe - Hold Me (Manasseh Dub)
(from 'Hold Me' digital single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on]
03. Art-X - Melodica We Love
(from 'Style Ah Style' digital EP, 2014 / Brigante)
[free download on]
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]
05. Lucas Santtana - Não Tenho Medo Não
(from 'Afrobrasilidades em 78 rpm' digital compilation, 2014 / Goma-Laca)
[free download on]
06. Bareto - La Voz Del Sinchi
(from 'Untitled' upcoming album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on]
07. Seu Jorge - Mania de Peitão (Captain Planet Bootleg)
(from 'Mania de Peitão' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on]
08. Shareholder Tom - African Beauty
(from 'One Day Songs (2014-2015)' album, 2015 / Büro.9 Music)
[free download on]
09. Malkovich Music - Ambition
(from 'Pre-Boarding' album, 2014 / LABEL)
[free download on]
10. Orgone - Nasty Hats vs. Jay Z - 99 Problems
[free download on]
11. RJD2 - Ghostwriter vs. Common - The Light
[free download on]
12. Soule Monde - Billy Martin
(from 'Soule Monde Free Download Sampler', 2014 / self-released)
[free download on]
13. Monophonics - I'd Be Nowhere Today
(from 'I'd Be Nowhere Today' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on]
14. Sara Mitra - The Secret Sorrow of a Travelling Man
(from 'Baltimore Oriole' digital EP, 2014 / Impossible Ark)
[free download on]
15. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - I Love You I Do
(from 'Good Light' album, 2014 / Good Time)
[free download on]
Total time : 47mn 45s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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