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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska & Reggae Dub Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Outernational Ska and Reggae Dub Covers
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

Links :
Paris DJs : | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Press Release :

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 :

Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road

Paris DJs Soundsystem - One Last Bag Of Goodies For The Road
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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: 1:32pm EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Xmas Goodies 2012
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls

Links :
Paris DJs : | 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: 3:21pm EDT

Analog Africa Selection Vol.3 - Los Diablos Del Rimo Mix by DJ PepeSol

Analog Africa Selection Vol.3 - Los Diablos Del Rimo Mix by DJ PepeSol
(MP3 Podcast on 2012-12-10

Samy Ben Rejdeb and his Analog Africa label upped the Paris DJs podcast level of excellence quite hard way back in march 2008, when he sent us his 'Analog Africa Selection Vol.1' mix, featuring a few extracts from his superb compilation of raw and psychedelic afro sounds from 1970s Benin and Togo, 'African Scream Contest'. It was by far the best mix we had ever posted at the time.

Then at the end of the same year he came back with a second volume, 'Analog Africa Selection Vol.2'celebrating his first Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou release, 'The Vodoun Effect' from 1972-75.

Many have been following the story from that point on… 'Legends of Benin 1969-81', 'Echos Hypnotiques' from Orchestre Poly-Rytmo 1969-1979, both released in 2009, the same year we organized the first Ebo Taylor show in Europe, thanks to Samy who had booked him for the 'Africa Delay' party in Frankfurt!

2010 saw the release of an Anibal Velasquez anthology from 1962-1978, 'Mambo Loco', the 'Afro-beat Airways' compilation from Ghana and Togo 1972-79, and an 'Angola Soundtrack ' covering the 1968-76 era from Luanda.

In 2011 Analog Africa kept the flow of releases steady with essential reissues from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou-Dahomey ('The 1st Album' from 1973), Ghanean afrofunkster Rob ('Funky Rob Way'), and a compilation of mid to late 70s African Soul from Burkina-Faso, 'Bambara Mystic Soul').

Which brings us to 2012 and another masterful must-listen for all the ears looking out for some tropical-but-different kind of sounds, 'The Bariba Sound' from Le Super Borgou de Parakou in north-east Benin… Now comes a new compilation of obscure tropical Colombian music jewels from the 1960s to the 1980s, 'Diabos Del Ritmo', for which we went to Frankfurt to meet Samy for an upcoming portrait to be published on Paris DJs soon. The double CD, quadruple vinyl set was just released, and we should be receiving our records anytime now so stay connected for the review…

A few weeks ago we had the excellent surprise of receiving from Samy a message saying 'look at this artcover for a mix we prepared for Paris DJs and my new record's release this week, music will be coming your way soon'. The mix followed a few days later, sent by DJ PepeSol from the Sabrosa Sound Sistema in Brisbane, Australia, who describes it like this:

'A conclusive mix by Sabrosa Son Sistema's, PepeSol, hailing from the Sub Tropical continent of Australia focused on the Afro leanings of the sounds from Colombia's northern Coastline and in celebration of the anticipated Analog Africa release 'Los Diablos Del Ritmo'.  From the rich harmonics of Andres Landero's Hohner accordion followed by deep Afro bass lines signature to 'La Costa', this is a mix that ducks and weaves the back streets of a Colombian soundscape, an ode to the bubbling Colombian melting pot.' - DJ Pepesol

Fully mastered by Grant Phabao in Paris, this mix is definitively an international collaborative work and number 397 in our podcast of mixes.
We're trying to prep a few surprises for our 3 last mixes, since - as you might have heard about if you follow us on Facebook - mix #400 will be our last one…

Tracklisting :
sorry no info…

Credits :
Artwork, selection and mix by DJ PepeSol (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (

Links :
Analog Africa : official | blogspot | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
DJ PepeSol : official | facebook | soundcloud
Paris DJs : | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Analog_Africa-Selection_Vol_3_DJ_PepeSol-Los_Diablos_Del_Ritmo.mp3
Category:Guests DJs -- posted at: 10:53am EDT