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PARIS DJS BEST OF 2014

The Best of 2014


It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for exporting digital products (that's a 20% downfall for us in France on digital exports). Most have...

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Nicolas Ragonneau Paris DJs Best Of 2014 Albums

The best of 2014 according to Nicolas Ragonneau


Nicolas Ragonneau used to write amazing pieces for Paris DJs: interviews, portraits, record reviews… Until one day he couldn't do it anymore. Day job, kids, etc., you know the deal! But the man has a lot of taste, he doesn't produce music, hence still finds time to listen to some new stuff. So we asked him to send us his "best of 2014" selection and the records he picked are quite...

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Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013


This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2013 Singles

Paris DJs presents The 20 Best Singles of 2013


This year's been a special trip for us and a special treat for our listeners, since we've managed to put out 29 digital singles in the last months! Of course that burned a lot of our time and the rest of our focus singles-wise has been mostly consumed by vinyl releases, 7 inches or 12 inches. So you won't find in there many digital singles from other labels, sorry about the self-centrism. Sorry...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2013 Reissues

16 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2013


While the mainstream has become more and more insipid, nostalgia of the past has been quite a big thing once again this year. Alas many labels have ducked out of our pages in 2013. Now-Again, Numero Group, Daptone, Luaka Bop, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Light In The Attic and many many others have joined the ranks of labels who have been disappearing from the radar here… Thankfully some concerned...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Albums

Paris DJs presents The 10 Best Albums of 2012


This entry concludes our 'best of 2012' series with a selection of our 10 favorite albums of the year. Hands down, The Souljazz Orchestra ruled with their totally ridiculous album - and yep, 'ridiculous' means it's really great!. Not far behind, the Paris DJs Soundsystem compilation follows, and from Australia Papa Chango complete the podium. Those 3 albums have all in common their modern...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Contenders

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012


10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders!...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Singles

Paris DJs presents The 20 Best Singles of 2012


This selection of the best singles of the year 2012 was not an easy one to aggregate... Well a list is a list. You might not be surprised to find in there Adrian Quesada (Brownout, The Echocentrics), Grant Phabao (Franck Biyong, The Lone Ranger, Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra), Marco Benevento, The Budos Band or Ticklah - who have all been heavily featured on Paris DJs along the years. 2012...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Reissues

10 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2012


The reissue market has become really big and labels such as Analog Africa, Luv'N'Haight, Now-Again, Numero Group, Soundway, Tramp or Vampisoul have been reigning supreme in 2012. Discover Paris DJs' selection of 10 gems from the past in Afro, Funk, Jazz and Latin......

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The 5 Most Downloaded Paris DJs Mixes of 2012


71 new mixes posted in 2012, that's 3 more than 2011, with some unique original artworks, mainly done by Djouls until the fantastic Ben Hito joined Paris DJs last summer and started getting our visuals to new heights… Grant Phabao was also there each time for the audio mastering which makes our mixes so much better than most of what you can find elsewhere. 28 guests responded to our invitation,...

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