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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth feat Muyiwa Kunnuji

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth feat. Muyiwa Kunnuji (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Killer afrofunk bombs are dropping regularly with the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra project. After one limited (and sold out) 45, 'Ogun', two very limited t-shirt singles, 'Talking & Singing' and 'The Wow!', and two instrumental tracks released on the Paris DJs Soundsystem 'Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory' LP, 'Ymoja' and 'Mazouglave', all featuring heavyweight musicians from the...

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Grant Phabao Carlton Livingston - My Father

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - My Father (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston's brand new single 'My Father' is their 10th single together, it tells the story of a son full of regrets, a bastard child who never got from his father the affection he was craving for. Phabao's new riddim is addictively bubbling, full of skanks & echo dynamics. With just a few verses Carlton shows masterfully the storyteller he is. So when are the two...

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Grant Phabao presents U-Brown - Mr DJ Let The Music Play

Grant Phabao presents U-Brown - Mr. DJ Let The Music Play (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

U-Brown's unmistakeable deejay flow with a stylistic debt to the deejay godfather is a delectation to hear voiced and mixed with Grant Phabao at the controls. Somehow echoing U-Brown's first production in 1977, the 'Please Mr Deejay' hit by Carlton Livingston, 'Mr. DJ Let The Music Play', with its dynamic skanking and shoutouts rocks the dance hall instantly with bubbles of joy exploding from the...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - One Two One Two

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - One Two One Two (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

RacecaR started working with the French producer Grant Phabao approximatively one year ago, with a simple concept in mind: exploring some new rare grooves of reggae, ska, afrofunk, soul and jazz, on which he would try rhyming and rapping - uncharted waters in terms of tempo for a boom-bap aficionado. Here's the 4th stop of his voyage in a sea of styles. RacecaR has now to face a psychedelic funk...

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Monophonics - Promises Grant Phabao Remix

Monophonics - Promises (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Over the years, San Francisco psychedelic funksters Monophonics have became crucial to Paris DJs' selections, with no less than 6 appearances in the mixes (check here). Their fifth LP 'In Your Brain' released on Ubiquity Records was one of the 10 best albums of 2012. After a couple of covers self-released as free downloads ('I'd Be Nowhere Today' originally by The Nu People from 1969 and 'My...

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Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queen

Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queen / Post Card (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Parisian multi-intrumentalist/producer Etienne de la Sayette regularly delivers a new loveable two-track single for Paris DJs to release on their groovy label. This one's opener 'Maputo Queen' got its title in memory of an epic night (with Etienne's collaborators in the Akalé Wubé band) at Maputo in Mozambique. Blending an array of vintage synths and flutes with old school electro beats &...

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Etienne de la Sayette - Jungle Blue

Etienne de la Sayette - Jungle Blue / Han Gang (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on his first single, 'I'm So Cool In Seoul/Lord Bougainvilard', composer/arranger/producer/multi-instrumentalist Etienne de la Sayette is back with a new deep jazz two-tracker for thoughtful moods. Still blending afro and jazz vibes with Gugak - traditional Korean music - Etienne proves once again he's a master of the after-hours atmosphere. Opener 'Jungle Blue' is a racing short...

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Etienne de la Sayette - Im So Cool In Seoul

Etienne de la Sayette - I'm So Cool In Seoul / Lord Bougainvillard (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang (reviewed here) groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician, nonetheless, he still manages to find the time for audio production, remixes and synch music. Here's...

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Grant Phabao - Reggae Specials Vol 6 - Jamaican Icons

Grant Phabao - Reggae Specials Vol.6 - Jamaican Icons

Reggie Stepper with Grant Phabao is a dream combination come true. This amazing gritty & grainy voice dressed with a monster dubbed-out reggae stomping beat of 'I Came, I Saw, I Conquered' will hit you in the face like a SMASH. First you're gonna pull it up, then you're gonna play it again. And again. Killah material that we're proud to offer as a surprise, unannounced end-of-the-year gift!...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - We Do Anything feat Taiwan MC

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

This third single from the Grant Phabao & RacecaR duo explores this time a different blend, with the lyricist's groovy rhymes recorded over one of Grant Phabao's heavy one drop reggae riddims, and featuring Parisian activist from the Chinese Man label Taiwan MC on guest vocals. A true Jamaican singer in the heart, Taiwan adds a catchy hook to the tune and the resulting track is pure, burning,...

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