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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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Soundway Records

The influence of Soundway Records on the Afro revival & diggin' scene

At the end of the summer of 1997, the most essential African musician, Fela Kuti, died, he was 58 and left a big hole in African music. In 1998, jazz DJ Russ Dewbury released on Harmless Records the first Africafunk compilation, as a "tribute to the towering influence of Fela Ransome Kuti", with a second volume released in 2000 selected by John Stapleton. 1998 was also the year Desco...

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Portrait of Blundetto

Blundetto (Portrait by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris DJs - February 2012) Percussionnist and multi-instrumentalist Blundetto has just released his second album, Warm My Soul (Heavenly Sweetness), a follow-up to his critical acclaimed first LP Bad Bad Things. Who is Blundetto? Is he wearing expensive italian three-piece suit and sharp varnished shoes? What do we should know about him? Let's take a...

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Trombone Shorty

Portrait of Trombone Shorty (english version)

Portrait of Trombone Shorty (english version) Portrait of Trombone Shorty before his first big gig in Paris, Bataclan, on February 29th. If you've never seen New Orleans' best entertainer on stage before, read why you can't miss that show....

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Paris DJs present Joni Haastrup & MonoMono

MonoMono - Give The Beggar A Chance / Dawn Of Awareness; Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind Soundway and Tummy Touch are proud to present three blistering albums of Afro Rock and Funk from Nigerian multi-intrumentalist Joni Haastrup and his band MonoMono. Re-Issued For Release On CD, Download And Replica Gatefold LP Are Three Of Nigeria's Most Coveted Releases; Monomono's 1971 Debut Album Give The...

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Portrait of Mike Rivard / Club d'Elf (english version)

Club d'Elf, the everlasting changing monster-band (Portait by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris DJs - late june 2011) Bassist Mike Rivard is the man behind the band called Club d'Elf. But can we still call this strange entity a band, since Rivard has invited more than 100 musicians to join since Club d'Elf played its first note in 1998? This incredible rotating cast (for a comprehensive list of...

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Portrait de Mike Rivard / Club d'Elf (version française)

Club d'Elf, un monster-band en transformation perpétuelle (Portait par Nicolas Ragonneau, pour Paris DJs - fin juin 2011) Derrière le groupe Club d'Elf se cache le bassiste Mike Rivard. Mais peut-on encore parler de groupe, alors que Rivard a invité plus de 100 musiciens à se joindre à lui depuis les débuts de Club d'Elf en 1998? Cet incroyable collectif (voir cette page pour une liste complète...

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