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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 25

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.25

1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in...

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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...

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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...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Think It All

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Think It All (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Chicago-born but now Paris-based MC RacecaR and French producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Phabao are hard at work this summer, finishing the last details to their upcoming album 'A Healthy...

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Atlantis Jazz Ensemble - Oceanic Suite

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble - Oceanic Suite (CD/LP, Marlow Records, 2016)

Two musicians from the Souljazz Orchestra escape from their main act, into a parallel project, a quintet called the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble — and it's a complete success. No afro-funk grooves and other...

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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...

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Tanbou Toujou Lou - Merengue Kompa Kreyou Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960-1981

Various - Tanbou Toujou Lou: Merengue, Kompa Kreyou, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960-1981 (CD/2LP, Ostinato Records, 2016)

The fantastic archeological work of labels such as Analog Africa, Soundway, Strut and a few others surely must have inspired this compilation of Haitian grooves. The selection is sharp, but in the end...

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Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic and Chico Mann

Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic & Chico Mann (7", Wonderwheel Recordings, 2016)

The last time Antibalas was in Paris, we had the chance to listen to a few new tracks from the Ocote Soul Sounds project - extracted from recent recording sessions gathering Martin Perna (Antibalas),...

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Paris DJs Tour Operator Magazine numero 2

Paris DJs Tour Operator Mini-Magazine #2 - July/August 2016

On the pavements of Paris, during this never-ending winter, we had to fight against the cold, the wind and the rain in order to distribute the first issue of the Paris DJs magazine — at concert...

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Sunburst - Ave Africa - The Kitoto Sound Of East Africa 1973-1976

Sunburst - Ave Africa - The Kitoto Sound Of East Africa: 1973-1976 (2CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2016)

English label Strut Records — known for its quality, rather luxurious reissues — puts out a retrospective fo the complete 1970s works from brilliant Tanzanian Afrosoul band Sunburst : their unique...

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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...

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