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Interviews & Portraits

Joe Woullard and Martin Perna

Interview with Joseph Woullard


Joseph Woullard (Black Joe Lewis, Hard Proof Afrobeat, Ocote Soul Sounds) (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) As SXSW 2012 begins, we've caught up with Austin talented sax and flute player Joseph Woullard. He plays in no less than 3 Austin bands (garage act Black Joe Lewis, afrobeat combo Hard Proof Afrobeat and afrolatin funksters Ocote Soul Sounds) and has a few gigs...

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Matt Halsall and Nat Birchall

Interview with Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall (Gondwana Records)


Matthew Halsall & Nat Birchall (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) Nat Birchall: sax. Matthew Halsall: trumpet. Two men from the Manchester’s area brought together by a sole passion for modal jazz and a constant quest for Beauty. A unique friendship that goes beyond age gap and the kind of story that only happens in art or music. Imagine this, Nat celebrates 30 years...

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Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall

Entretien avec Matthew Halsall et Nat Birchall (Gondwana Records)


Matthew Halsall & Nat Birchall (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) Nat Birchall, saxophone. Matthew Halsall, trompette. Deux amis réunis par une seule et même passion pour le jazz modal, et une quête de la Beauté. Une amitié unique qui dépasse la différence d'âge, et le genre d'histoire qui n'arrive que dans l'art ou la musique. Nat joue du sax depuis plus de trente...

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Mr Chop

Interview with Mr. Chop (Coz Littler, english version)


Mr. Chop (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) Those of you who have been following Paris DJs for years will know about Mr. Chop (aka Coz Littler) for sure. We've been supporting his music since the early days, from the outstanding EP 'Sounds From The Cave' (Jazz & Milk, 2008) up to his recent masterwork 'Switched On' (Now Again, 2011), one of our ten records of 2011 -...

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Mr Chop

Entretien avec Mr. Chop (Coz Littler, french version)


Mr. Chop (Interview de Nicolas Ragonneau pour Paris DJs - Mars 2012) Ceux qui nous suivent connaissent forcément la musique de Mr Chop (alias Coz Littler), car nous l'avons découvert dès la première heure avec quelques singles, puis son fantastique EP 'Sounds From The Cave' (Jazz & Milk, 2008). L'année dernière, l'impressionnant 'Switched On' s'est classé parmi les 10 meilleurs disques de...

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Blundetto

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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Scrimshire

Interview with Adam Scrimshire (english version)


Adam Scrimshire (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - February 2012) Maybe you're not familiar with the name of Scrimshire. No, it's not the name of a hidden british county (even if it could have been), but a new and young talented multi-instrumentalist from Rugby, England. Adam Scrimshire released a first and advisable record in 2009, Along Came The Devil One Night (Wah Wah 45s). A...

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Scrimshire

Interview d'Adam Scrimshire (french version)


Adam Scrimshire (Interview de Nicolas Ragonneau pour Paris DJs - Février 2012) Peut-être que le nom de Scrimshire ne vous dit rien... Non, non, Scrimshire n'est pas le nom d'un comté anglais inconnu, mais celui d'un jeune multi-instrumentiste né il y a un peu plus de trente ans dans la ville de Rugby, Angleterre. Adam Scrimshire a sorti son premier disque en 2009 ('Along Came The Devil One Night,...

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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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The Natural Yogurt Band Miles Newbold

Interview with Miles Newbold / The Natural Yogurt Band (english version)


Miles Newbold / The Natural Yogurt Band (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - May 2011) Everything began three years ago at the Music Library down to my house. There I met Gerald André, The Norvins’ drummer. “Hey Nicolas, you should listen to this, man. It’s very good and I think it’s really your stuff” he said, picking a CD from a shelf. On the sleeve were two men dressed like...

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