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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends and Family Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1


For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 24

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24


Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year 1983, which has been finished for a couple of months already! As you can imagine, since we're...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 23

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23


Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes. Michael Jackson released "Thriller", Prince somehow was already in "1999" while...

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Loik - AfroTropik

Loik - AfroTropik


A one hour-long, vinyl-only selection, with forgotten classics and nuggets to be (re)discovered. The mix starts with some Afrofunk (Antoinette Konan, Pat ‘Ndoye, Jean Guéhi); before diving down into the irresistible Cape Verdian pulse: groovy, psych, roots, pop, even nu disco; and closing in Haiti with Claudette & Ti Pierre’s sono mondiale anthem. Loik has been digging deep into his vinyl...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 22

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22


From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early electro/hip hop, New Orleans backbeat, deep reggae and leftfield grooves. Even with the hardest constraints,...

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Around The World - Take 5

Around The World - Take 5


French collective Around The World supported our crowdfunding campaigns many times. We offered to lend themselves to the Paris DJs thematic mix game and they were kind enough to accept the challenge. ATW picked the number 5 for their theme, and cooked a musical selection in quintuple time (five beats per bar), travelling through Brasil, Cuba, the United States or the United Kingdom — as per the...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 21

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21


Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool & groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on facebook asked if we played Snatch's version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' but we didn't. Digging into...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano


Tiziano was one of the top backers of Paris DJs' third crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2015. He choose the reward with the 15 CDs and the exclusive mix, saying: "I like the music you offer and the idea of getting an exclusive cooked just for me got me interested. I like jazz and experimental music, I grew up with rock. I ESPECIALLY like trumper (Jon Hassel, Paolo Fresu, Mark...

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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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