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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 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 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
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

Fab Samperi - 60 Minutes DJ Mix for Paris DJs

Fab Samperi - 60 Minutes DJ Mix for Paris DJs
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-08-28

Some of our listeners might remember a high-quality selection of new and unreleased Funk, Soul and Latin flavoured tunes, mixed by The Captain from Resense Records, aired early 2009 on Paris DJs. Well, the officer has now grown into a full-fledged artist, and he's released under the name Fab Samperi earlier this year, a masterful album of boombastic jazz, latin, hip hop and soul, Power Bossa, out on Agogo Records. We couldn't pass on inviting him back for a new selection of groovy party music, and this one hour DJ set is a new bomb reaching out to set your home dance-floors on fire!

Tracklisting :
00. Intro Sample
01. Sly and The Family Stone - Into My Own Thing
(from 'Life' album, 1968 / CBS)
02. The Sons Of Champlin - Rooftop
(from 'Loosen Up Naturally' album, 1969 / Capitol)
03. Da Wiesel - I Gonna Give It To Ya
(from 'Big Boots' 12 inch, 2009 / Sunsetsoul)
04. Smoove and Turrell - Hard Work
(from 'Slowdown' 7 inch, 2011 / Wass)
05. Crystin - Save A Little Love (Fab Samperi Remix) (Fab's DISCO-Edit)
'(from 'Sylt/Finest Lounge Music Vol.7' compilation, 2010 / Electric Lounge)
06. Mo' Horizons - Cowboy Bossa (Fab Samperi Remix)
(coming soon on Agogo Records)
07. Fab Samperi - Brand New Day featuring Joelistics
(from 'In The River' 7 inch, 2010 / Agogo)
08. Panama Cardoon - Carmen
(from 'Resense 021' 7 inch, 2011 / Resense)
09. The Beastie Boys - Alive vs Alan Hawkshaw - Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue
(from 'Alive' 12 inch, 2000 / bootleg)
10. Stickybuds - Crowd Murder
(from 'Ghetto Funk Presents Stickybuds' 12 inch, 2011 / Ghetto Funk)
11. Bobby C Sound TV - Soul Food Fight
(from 'Ghetto Funk Presents Bobby C Sound TV EP' free download, 2011 / Ghettofunk)
12. Fort Knox Five - Studio Base (DC's Finest Remint)
(from 'DC's Finest Remint' compilation, 2011 / Fort Knox Five)
13. The Whiskey Barons - Esperanza + Fab's Live Touch-effects
(from 'Tumbao EP' 12 inch, 2011 / BSTRD Boots)
14. Basement Freaks - Get Down Boogie (Fab Samperi Remix)
(from 'Get Down Boogie' digital single, 2011 / Jalapeno)
15. 6ix Toys vs Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing (Daigo Re-Bake)
(unreleased re-edit, 2011 / bootleg)
16. Salt'N'Pepa - Shoop (JaPetto Remix)
(unreleased remix, 2011 / bootleg)
17. The Captain - Silver Flame
(from 'Resense 019' 7 inch, 2010 / Resense)
18. Robert Passera - Tee Tee Cocò
(from 'Gringo On the Rocks' album, 2010 / Irma La Douce)
19. Big M Bootie - Soultime
(from 'Big M Bootie Vol.10' 12 inch, 2011 / Big M Productions)
20. Bo Diddley - Itis (Ursula 1000 Rework)
(from 'Ooh La La' 12 inch, 2010 / Muscle Cuts)
21. Ursula 1000 feat. Fred Schneider - Hey You (The Captain Remix)
(from 'Hey You EP' digital single, 2011 / ESL Music)
22. Outlier from The Funk Hunters - You Know What's Up
(free download, 2010, self-released)
23. Breakbeat Junkie - Crazy Jerk
(from 'Boogie Boutique Volume 1' compilation, 2010 / Boogie Boutique)
24. Fab Samperi - Listen Up (Stickybuds D'N'B Demo Remix)
(coming soon on Agogo Records)
25. CMC and Silenta feat. Paul Brenning - Is It True feat. Richard Kim
(from 'Feature Breaks Volume 01' 12 inch, 2011 / Roca Records)
26. Silvio Cesar - Samba Do Carioca (Fab Samperi Remix)
(coming soon on Blue Note)
27. Outro Sample

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Fab Samperi (Resense Records/Agogo Records)
Artwork by Djouls (

Links :
Fab Samperi : discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
The Captain : discogs | facebook | ghettofunk | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Samp Brothers : myspace
Agogo Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter

Direct download: Fab_Samperi-60_Minutes_DJ_Mix_for_Paris_DJs.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix

Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-08-21

"The crux of Moroccan music is trance. Trance as a quality in music has always attracted me, whether it's an extended James Brown cut, or something by Fela or Steve Reich. I've always sought out music that allows you to forget where and who you are and to break free from the mind's constant chatter", bassist and Club d'Elf founder Mike Rivard said once. Club d'Elf has just released a new and stunning double-album, Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt), where jazz, freeform improvisation, rock psychedelia, glitchy turntablism and North African trance melt in one single cauldron. This unexpected Trance Mix brings together the band's friends and musicians and its main influences. Besides, we publish a nice interview of Mike to go along with the mix and a short portrait. Pack and be prepared to reach mystical unknown soundscapes!

Tracklisting :
01. Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph - Marahaba (8:20)
(from 'Gift of the Gnawa' / Flying Fish Records 1992)
02. Morphine - Rope On Fire (5:37)
(from 'The Night' / Ryko 2001)
03. Club d'Elf - Sand (5:45)
(from 'Electric Moroccoland/So Below' / Face Pelt Records 2011)
04. Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (Coldcut Remix) (6:10)
(from 'Reich Remixed' / Nonesuch records 1999)
05. Talking Heads - Listening Wind (4:43)
(from 'Remain In Light' / Sire 1998)
06. Mahmoud Guinia - Sast Demanio (9:23)
(from 'Sast Demanio' album)
07. Medeski Martin and Wood - First Light (8:29)
(from 'Radiolarians I' / Indirecto Records 2008)
08. The Master Musicians Of Jajouka - The Middle Of The Night (5:54)
(from 'Apocalypse Across The Sky' / Axiom 1992)
09. We - Illbient (8:09)
(from 'Axiom Dub-Mysteries of Creation' / Axiom 1997)
10. Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi Mint Abba - Hassaniya Love Poem (Wana Laily Ya Allah) (5:19)
(from 'Moorish Music From Mauritania' / World Circuit 1992)

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

Credits :
Selected by Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) (
Mix and Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by NR

Club d'Elf Links :
official | audio archive | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | wordpress | youtube

Direct download: Mike_Rivard_Club-_d_Elf-The_Trance_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Le Mellotron - From Jazz To Hip Hop

Le Mellotron - From Jazz To Hip Hop
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-08-16

It's not news and even less an insult to say that hip-hop drew from the jazz catalog to build its empire. Le Mellotron picks in the hidden side of its Original Samples to deliver to their friends of Paris DJs a mix made up essentially of jazz tracks, dust-cleaned by the hip-hop movement, and quite often magnificiently emphasized. Will you be able to find which fantastic diggers went on a quest for the perfect sample that led them to the tracks played in this mix? We're letting you wonder… Answers will be published early september.

Ce n'est pas une nouvelle et encore moins une insulte lorsque l'on dit que le hip-hop a puise dans le repertoire du jazz pour fonder son empire. Le Mellotron pioche dans la face cachee de ses Original Samples pour livrer a ses amis de Paris DJs un mix compose essentiellement de titres jazz dépoussieres par le mouvement hip-hop et souvent magnifiquement mis en valeur. Saurez-vous retrouver ces diggers hors pairs partis a la recherche du sample parfait? On vous laisse mijoter… Reponse debut septembre.
(Le Mellotron)

Tracklisting :
01. Bjorn Jason Lindh - Daphnia
(from 'Ramadan' album, 1971 / Metronome)
02. Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango
(from 'Good Vibes' album, 1971 / Atlantic)
03. Bob James - Westchester Lady
(from 'Three' album, 1976 / CTI)
4. Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa - Saudade Vem Correndo
(from 'Jazz Samba Encore!' album, 1963 / Verve)
5. Gap Mangione - Boys With Toys
(from 'Diana In The Autumn Wind' album, 1968, GRC)
6. Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Hijack
(from 'The Disco Disque' album, 1975 / Project 3 Total Sound)
7. Ramsey Lewis - Respect
(from 'Up Pops Ramsey Lewis', 1967 / Cadet)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Le Mellotron (
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls (

Le Mellotron : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | vimeo
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Le_Mellotron-From_Jazz_To_Hip_Hop.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

An Introduction to The Hifivers

An Introduction to The Hifivers
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-08-07

Today we put the spotlight on Michael Treetop Voos, who played trumpet with The Poets of Rhythm all through the 90s. He just launched a new project, The Hifivers, a ten-piece soul combo from Germany, and cooked especially for Paris DJs this introduction made up from his past and influences, mixed with a few tracks from the first self-released EP from his new band (available on Juno). We'll be putting up soon a free track from the second EP The Hifivers have just finished recording so stay connected...

Tracklisting :
01. Dynamic Soundmakers - On The Run (Chase Theme)
(from 'Original Raw Soul Vol. II - Into Space And Time' compilation, 1997 / Soulciety)
02. Archie Shepp - Blues For Brother George Jackson
(from 'Attica Blues' album, 1972 / Impulse!)
03. The Hifivers - Don't Step
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
04. Millie Jackson - You Created A Monster
(from 'Feelin' Bitchy' album, 1977 / Spring Records)
05. The Hifivers - Got Myself Some Bucks
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
06. Doug Carn - Sweet Season
(from 'Adam's Apple' album, 1974 / Black Jazz)
07. The Hifivers - Watusi
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)
08. The Poets Of Rhythm - Guiding Resolution
(from 'Discern/Define' album, 2001 / Ninja Tune)
09. Faruk Green - The Insane Bus Driver
(from 'Faith' 7 inch, 1997 / 33rpm Records)
10. Ebo Taylor - Victory
(from 'Love And Death' album, 2010 / Strut)
11. 3 S.T. - Rock Da Riddim
(from 'Demo' promo CD, 2011 / self-released)
12. The Poets Of Rhythm - Break Down the Tighten Up
(from 'Gauloises Blondes presents' promo CD, 1995 / Soulciety)
13. The Hifivers - What You Lookin' At?
(from 'Play Raw Soul' EP, 2011 / Hifive Records)

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

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Michael Treetop Voss from The Hifivers (
Artwork layout by Djouls (

The Hifivers : official | discogs | facebook | juno | myspace
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: The_Hifivers-An_Introduction_Paris_DJs_Mix.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

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 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls ( with the help of Nicolas Tamisier

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 EDT