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Hazmat Modine - Extra-Deluxe-Supreme

Entretien avec Wade Schuman (Hazmat Modine) #2


Le groupe Hazmat Modine est de retour à Paris le 20 juin pour un concert exceptionnel au New Morning. Une occasion unique de voir une formation rare en France mais au son vraiment inclassable. En octobre dernier, Nicolas Ragonneau rencontrait leur leader Wade Schuman à Harlem pour un second entretien après le premier réalisé il y a quelques années. Wade y évoque le nouvel album d'Hazmat,...

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Hazmat Modine - Extra-Deluxe-Supreme

Interview with Wade Schuman (Hazmat Modine) #2


A few years ago we published an interview with Hazmat Modine frontman Wade Schuman just before their unforgettable show at Studio de l'Ermitage, Paris. They have just released a brand new album ('Extra-Deluxe-Supreme', maybe their best to date) loaded with great blues anthems and ballads. I was in New York City last October so I had the chance to meet Wade at his apartment in Harlem. We spent a...

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Mocky Key Change

Interview with Mocky


We last saw producer and multi-instrumentalist Mocky six years ago at an unforgettable show at the world's smallest cabaret, Le Zèbre de Belleville, in Paris. He was presenting the songs from his masterpiece 'Saskamodie'. Here at Paris DJs, the album has been in heavy rotation - and still is. Now Mocky has moved from Berlin to L.A. to embark on new musical adventures with local musicians. The...

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Suzanna Choffel Archer

Introducing... Suzanna Choffel


Born and raised in Austin, Texas, now living in Brooklyn, Suzanna Choffel plays an eclectic array of music, from indie pop to folk, soul and jazz. Her undeniably beautiful voice, and heartfelt, honest lyrics, with Ani DiFranco, Erykah Badu or Feist cited as influences makes here the kind of sincere artists we're looking out for at Paris DJs… Her 2006 release, 'Shudders and Rings', was on folk-jazz...

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Masstropicas Discography

What's Up With Masstropicas ?


Masstropicas releases official reissues and archival finds of Peruvian music from the 60s and 70s. The label is run out of Pittsfield, MA and distributed by Light In The Attic out of Portland, OR. We had the chance to discuss with the label founder, Mike P., who cooked a special mix for us, and answered a few questions about each of his releases…. 2008 TROPIC 01 - What's up with 'Cumbia...

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Calibro 35 News 2013

What's Up With Calibro 35 ?


An email interview with Calibro 35 We left our favourite Italian funksters last year with their superb 'Any Ressemblance...' album, and have asked them a few questions about their recent releases, new album and single, and upcoming video... What's Up With Calibro 35 - September 2013 01. November 2012 - What's up with the 10 inch on Tannen Records, "Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn" ? Never seen...

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What's Up With Shawn Lee ?


An email interview with Shawn Lee Hey Shawn! Just saw that you had a tour starting in september, so much has already happened on your side just for this year, we were wondering if you could answer a few questions… What's Up With Shawn Lee - September 2013 01. January 2013 - What's up with that new album on Pedigree Cuts, "Soul Food 2 Retro Vibes" ? "It's a classic old school Soul...

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Marco Benevento

Interview with Marco Benevento


Marco Benevento is a talented keyboardist from the New York jazz avant-groove scene. He's at ease on almost every existing genre (classy melodies, heavy psychedelic and electric sets in the manner of Miles Davis' electric period, pop, groove, funk, etc.) or keyboards' type. This brilliant improvisator is involved in a great variety of exciting projects and he co-founded the excellent Royal Potato...

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Marco Benevento

Entretien avec Marco Benevento


Marco Benevento est un jeune claviériste bien connu de la scène jazz et indé new-yorkaise. Un pied dans le groove et un pied dans l'expérimentation, il appartient à une tradition sophistiquée de musiciens qui explose tous les codes et les genres, passant, d'un projet à l'autre, d'élégantes mélodies pop et presque classiques, au gros son psychédélique des années électriques et psychédéliques de...

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Interview with Vieux Farka Touré


One year after his last release, the electric The Secret (Six Degrees Records), Vieux Farka Touré makes a comeback with Israeli pianist extraordinaire Idan Raichel. The Touré-Raichel Collective has just released an outstanding 100% improvised record simply called 'The Tel Aviv sessions' (Cumbancha). It's a beauty beyond words, the kind of magic that makes music so special. The story is now quite...

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