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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.6

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on 2012-04-09

The march 2012 Bag of Goodies selection by Djouls and Loik is one for the dancers, soulful and full of breaks. Tel-Aviv funksters The Apples are back with a new album on Audio Montage - check our Israeli Funk Mix for more on that scene - and the first single Thang is a killer one, also available on a limited 7 inch… Next we have The Funk Ark, an afrobeat/afrolatin funk band from Washington DC. Their new album High Noon is produced by our friend Adrian Quesada and is one of the must-have of this spring! The latest from Italian soundtracks-obsessed Calibro 35 is just plain amazing and we could have played many other bombing tracks than the Uh Ah Barr we've picked… We've been spreading the gospel about this band for months, info, mix and interview are available here. Souleance, aka Fulgeance + Soulist don't need any introduction to our faithful readers, but their first album is finally out and the duo's eclectic groovism could not be avoided in our selection. Full review here. The Black Seeds come from Wellington, New Zealand. Their fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat and soul is reaching its peak with their latest album, Dust And Dirt. We might have a video interview of the band coming soon in these pages… San Francisco based band Monophonics will soon release a new album on Ubiquity Records, on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk, and we've featured here their deeply soulful 7 inch scheduled for record store day, There's A Riot Going On. This one should fly off the shelves quite fast. We've also played some hip hop and garage rock you can download for free, from San Francisco's Innovative Leisure 2012 Sampler. You can grab this utterly cool goodie here, with fantastic tracks from Allah-Las, Nick Waterhouse, Mexicans With Guns or Hanni El Khatib… This is definitively a new label to follow, and we will. We've also came back to an album released in 2010, from Austin, Texas. The first opus from Afrobeat band Hard Proof is indeed one of the best 21st century afro thing we've heard recently, and they're currently working on their 2nd with Adrian Quesada. Adrian is kinda all over this mix, with a track from the upcoming new Brownout LP closing this session. We'll be back about this superb new latin funk album with a rock edge very soon… but back to this mix with Jakarta records in Germany, a label we discovered with Blitz The Ambassador. We contacted them about the upcoming release of afro/ethio band from New-Zealand Shogun Orchestra (to be featured on Paris DJs later on this week) and they sent us a magical soulful/hip hop/indie album from Mancini and The Creepers that we've been playing on repeat. Truly unique. We'll conclude this introduction with The Cheebacabra from Seattle, and his acidulated instrumental funk with crisp head-nodding hip hop beats and lots of analog synths. He's just released his third album, Pass The information, available on glorious vinyl and reviewed here. All in all, this spring's batch of new releases is quite fabulous and we hope next month's Bag of Goodies selection will be as exciting as this one!

Tracklisting :
01. The Apples - Thang
(from 'Fly On It' album, 2012 / Audio Montage)
02. The Funk Ark - Chaga
(from 'High Noon' album, 2012 / ESL Music)
03. Calibro 35 - Uh Ah Barr
(from 'Ogni Riferimento…' album, 2012 / Brooklyn Records)
04. Souleance - Schlack
(from 'Gourmandise' EP, 2012 / First Word)
05. The Black Seeds - Loose Cartilage
(from 'Dust and Dirt' album, 2012 / Easy Star)
06. Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On
(from 'There's A Riot Going On' limited 7 inch, 2012 / Ubiquity)
07. Hanni El Khatib - Dead Wrong
(from 'Will The Guns Come Out' album, 2011 / Innovative Leisure)
08. Hard Proof - Raw Raw
(from 'Hard Proof' album, 2010 / Hard Proof)
09. Wu-Tang and Jimi Hendrix - House Of Flying Daggers feat. Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface and Method Man
(from 'Black Gold' album, 2011 / Black Gold)
10. Mancini and The Creepers - Don't You Remember
(from 'Mancini and The Creepers' album, 2012 / Jakarta)
11. Mexicans With Guns - Highway To Hell
(from 'IL Sampler 2012' compilation, 2012 / Innovative Leisure)
12. John Legend and The Roots - Compared To What
(from 'Wake Up!' album, 2010 / Columbia)
13. The Cheebacabra - Return From Exile
(from 'Pass The Information' album, 2012 / Mackrosoft)
14. Brownout - I Won't Lie
(from 'Oozy' album, 2012 / NatGeo Records)
Total time : 57:03

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls and Loik (
Live mix by Loik (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork layout by Djouls ( with the help of Nicolas Tamisier (

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