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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 20

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20


20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music once again, with reggae adaptations of The Drifters, Sam Theard, Ann Peebles or Bob Dylan, and a...

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Alex Puddu - Hot Love A Selection of Rare Grooves Funk and Latin-Soul

Alex Puddu - Hot Love - A Selection of Rare Grooves, Funk and Latin-Soul


Italy-born but Denmark-based Alex Puddu is an outstanding composer of soundtracks and a new millennium Funk revivalist with a variety of styles and moods under his belt. He's released 3 albums with Puddu Varano between 1998 and 2001, 5 albums between 2004 and 2010 as Alex Puddu And The Butterfly Collectors, one album with The Moonfires in 2015, and no less than 6 albums under his own guise since...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 19

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19


Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I could list many classic albums out by the likes of Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, Little Feat,...

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Anthony Joseph The Heritage Mix

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix


Earlier this month British/Trinidadian poet, novelist & musician Anthony Joseph released his 6th album, 'Caribbean Roots', the 4th one for French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness, exploring his Caribbean musical heritage and featuring guests percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba, Kassav), saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (The Heliocentrics), trumpetist Yvon Guillard (Magma),...

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Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016


It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless, music from all over the world, a touch of techno… To cut a long story short, this is a vast blend from a...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 18

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.18


1977 was the year of the Punk explosion, but it was also the year the famous Studio 54 opened in New York. Elvis Presley died during the summer, Marc Bolan followed in september, and "Saturday Night Fever" was released at the end of the year. On the albums front, besides the obvious P-Funk gems (Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel), there were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, The Clash,...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 17

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.17


Some say that 1976 wasn't the best year for music. They might be forgetting many great recordings from the likes of Marvin Gaye ('I Want You'), Steely Dan ('The Royal Scam'), Grateful Dead ('Steal your Face'), Parliament ('The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein'), Funkadelic ('Tales of Kidd Funkadelic', 'Hardcore Jollies'), Led Zeppelin ('The Song Remains The Same'), Zappa ('Zoot Allures'), Stevie Wonder...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol 10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz


This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a "when afrobeat meets jazz" theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series!...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 16

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.16


The majority of what's in the music history books about the year 1975 is about rock. Disco is now big in clubs and starts to make big waves in the charts too. But there'sz lot of other cool stuff in the margins. Our selection here is rather classic, with soul, funk and jazz mostly....

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 15

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.15


The year is 1974. Early disco is upon the music scene. Pre-selections of cool records with interesting cover songs are starting to become tighter. But no worry! The diggin craze (also called "Dig-Fu" in our inner circle) is infinite. The more music you know, the more you have to discover. Jazz, soul, reggae, funk, library music, New Orleans backbeat, fusion, Nigerian Afro-rock… there's...

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