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A Collective Vision Of Peace

A Collective Vision Of Peace (Free download single, self-released, 2015)

"Following the events that occurred in several countries and closer to us in Paris and in response to the media and community’s reactions, we have decided to gather around between friends and record a version of Los Hermanos, written by Atahualpa Yupanqui, to advocate the importance of being united. Hatred breeds hatred. War breeds war." Subscribe to the podcast here or there....

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Jungle By Night Desdemona

Jungle By Night - Desdemona (Free download single, Kindred Spirits, 2014)

Last year's collaboration between Jungle By Night and Californian psychedelic producer The Gaslamp Killer saw the Afrobeat band from Netherlands explore some new grounds of voodoo magic. It looks like they've really enjoyed opening new musical doors, and this free single extracted from their upcoming new album 'The Hunt' is a perfect example, tackling some afro-progressive rocking sounds! The new...

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Gilberto Gil Toda Menina Baiana Tahira Re-Edit

Gilberto Gil - Toda Menina Baiana (Tahira Re-Edit)

DJ Tahira from Sao Paulo has sent us this classy re-edit that's been getting some good attention in Brazil, including approval by Gilberto Gil himself on his facebook wall & twitter feed! We couldn't pass on relaying in our Virtual Releases podcast this great rework,t produced in collaboration with the horns and guitar of the brazilian afrobeat band Bixiga 70, and the help of Guilherme Lopes...

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Polyrhythmics Libra Stripes

Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes (free single download on Paris DJs, LP/CD out nov 12 on Kept Records)

Paris DJs virtual release #73 is an exclusive treat sent to us by our good friends at Kept Records in Canada. They'll be releasing mid-november the new Polyrhythmics album Libra Stripes and asked if we could give a free mp3 of its title track. How cool? We hope you'll enjoy this first slice of groovy and soulful Afrofunk deepness, we'll go and get the LP for sure - what about you? Subscribe to...

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Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru Dancing Girl A Tribute To Terry Callier

Sandra Nkaké & Jî Drû - Dancing Girl - A Tribute To Terry Callier

TERRY CALLIER A voice of so many colours and textures, a unique sound dedicated to telling the truth. His truth. Everyday people’s truth. The words he chose, the stories he painted with his singular music and poetry resound in every choice we make. His music is around us, a guide line to never forget to give what we are. This is a tribute to a free soul. “Somewhere between time and space, We...

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The Souljazz Orchestra Cartao Postal

The Souljazz Orchestra - Cartão Postal

The Souljazz Orchestra will be back on september 18th with a new album on Strut Records, Solidarity, an amazingly and ridiculously exceptional album of Afro, Latin, Funk and even Reggae grooves. We contacted them a few months ago asking if they had a track for the Paris DJs Soundsystem upcoming afro/tropical/reggae compilation and they gladly sent us 5 gems to choose from. The uniqueness and fun...

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Mucca Pazza Tube Socks Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Remix

Mucca Pazza - Tube Socks (Greenwood Rhythm Coalition Remix)

Our second free download this month comes from a 30-piece marching band from Chicago, Mucca Pazza! Their Tube Sock Tango track gets the remix treatment by Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, which is under the umbrella of Names You Can Trust, Electric Cowbell label buddies in Brooklyn. Both labels release a lot of wax via the 7 inch format. GRC did a remix of a Roots of Chicha track, Silbando by Los...

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Lee Fields Youre The Kind Of Girl

Lee Fields - You're The Kind Of Girl

The current superstar of Soul Lee Fields is back with a new track, You’re the Kind of Girl, the first single extracted from his upcoming new album A Faithful Man, to be released march 13th 2012 on Truth & Soul Records. Lee describes the bluesy and soulful You're The Kind of Girl as "a song that honors women because they should be honored. When a person meets that special someone,...

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Marco Benevento Coffee Cold

Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold (Galt McDermot cover)

Amazing US keyboard player Marco Benevento is living up in the country with frogs and snakes and the Woodstock moon, workin' on a mad genius new studio album to be released sometime late next year!! In the meantime, lots of shows are on the horizon (check out the complete entry to this free track to access the full tour dates). Marco sent us this free track for the collaborative Paris DJs mix...

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In The Words of Gil Scott-Heron A Tribute by Doctor L

In The Words of Gil Scott-Heron - A Tribute by Doctor L

Gil Scott-Heron left us at the end of May. His bluesology, black American music and message marked us forever. Sandra Nkaké and Jî Drû have written and recorded in one night an homage piece, A Place For You!, available here, as well as a bunch of remixes - including a nice one from Loik Dury and a cool one from Grant Phabao, check it and download it here. Better late than never, Doctor L also...

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