How to work with Paris DJs ?
Posted on Friday 31 January 2014, 20:31 - updated on 23/03/14 - Permalink
1. LICENSING : YOUR MUSIC FEATURED IN PARIS DJS COMPILATIONS
Everybody knows about the Paris DJs thematic mixes: 430+ episodes, 3.7 millions of downloads… An unprecedented success which led us to start cooking thematic compilations for official, fully-licensed releases, including exclusive new tracks and gathering artists from all over the globe.
Already released or coming soon :
TROPICAL GROOVES & AFROFUNK INTERNATIONAL series :
- VOL.1 'Dis Is Good For You' (oct. 2012)
- VOL.2 'We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind' (may 2013)
- VOL.3 'Rise Of The Troubadours Warriors' (july 2013)
- VOL.4 'Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?' (oct 2013)
- VOL.5 'A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand' (coming soon)
HIP HOP series :
- VOL.1 'Take The Chains Off Your Brains' (feb 2014)
- VOL.2 'Spirituality and the Supernatural' (coming soon)
Currently in preparation :
We are currently looking for tracks for the following upcoming compilations :
- VOL.1 'Killas, Thrillas & Chillas - Foot Stompers & Freaky Soul' > it's all about the funk
- VOL.1 'Bag Of Goodies Vol.1' > block party tunes & 21st century soul
- VOL.3 'Rolling Deep & Stealing Back The Mic' > female emcees
- VOL.1 'Dis Is 21st Century Jazz & Blues Vol.1 - Welcome To Jam Rock' > groovy improvisational music
- VOL.2 'Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol.2' > soulful reggae, rocksteady, ska, etc.
- VOL.1 'Children Of P Gotta Have That Funk' > p-funk
- VOL.1 'Dressed Up To Wow & Carrying A Dozen Roses' > cover songs
- VOL.1 (title to be defined) > Groovy & funny music by Jewish people but not only
Don't hesitate when sending us mp3s/CDs or vinyl to add that you're OK to be featured in our compilations!
Terms of Agreement :
- tracks only licenced in the context of the compilation
- artists keep 100% of their masters and publishing
- 50/50 on all net profits
- no advance
- Inspirational artworks with artistic direction by Ben Hito
- Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
- Selection curated by the Paris DJs crew with a guest genre specialist
2. REMIXES : SONGS FROM YOUR CATALOG REMIXED BY GRANT PHABAO
You might have heard the Grant Phabao remixes of Mop Mop, Pepe Deluxé, The Echocentrics, Lee Field, Nostalgia 77, Selah Sue, Versus, N.A.S.A., Doctor L, Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds, Diesler, Tosca, Alice Russell, Ty, The Procussions, George Clinton, Lyrics Born, Jurassic 5, Erykah Badu, Big Daddy Kane, Antipop Consortium, The Herbaliser, Q-Tip, Cee-Lo, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, AC/DC, Michael Jackson or Stevie Wonder... to name a few!
Now it might be your turn (or a song from your catalog's turn) to get Grant-Phabao-reworked!
> for an exchange of remixing skills
> for a remix of an instrumental trac
> for a remix using original instrumental parts
> for a remix using only your vocal parts
Check our conditions for remixes here
3. MIX & MASTERING : YOUR SONG(S) MIXED OR MASTERED AT PARIS DJS
Paris DJs has also been building its brand thanks to master sound engineer Grant Phabao.
You can also get your single or your album mixed by Grant Phabao for a punchy, deep, full, vibrant, wide, clear musical sound.
Or if you've just finished an album, a mix, a compilation, or any kind of musical program, and need a proper, professional audio mastering, don't look no further. If what you want is a vintage 1970s sound, un-gimmicky spatialisation and equilibrium, and real warmth, you've found the right place.
Full info & prices here
4. PROMOTION : YOUR NEWS FEATURED ON PARIS DS WEBSITE & SOCIAL NETWORKS
The best way to get featured in our various feeds of news (parisdjs.com reviews, playlists, interviews, portraits, soundcloud, facebook, twitter, pinterest, podcast of virtual releases, podcast of mixes, etc.) is to send us your music.
- We'll listen to every inch of vinyl we receive and will freely review most.
- We'll try to listen to every CD we get and will playlist most.
- Can't make promises for digital in this era of plenty though.
If you have a budget, we also have some Community Management and Advertising offers for you.
If you don't have any budget you'll have a way to find something in exchange for our work.
5. DISTRIBUTION : YOUR CATALOG ON BANDCAMP.COM AND IN RECORD STORES
Besides our own sites, we've recently worked for the Analog Africa label, preparing entirely their bandcamp pages and account for a quick a efficient launch. Check a few of our work :
analogafrica.bandcamp.com | parisdjs.bandcamp.com | benhito.bandcamp.com
So far we've been distributing our music and records all by ourselves.
We're now working on our own distribution, pre-ordering and crowdfunding options.
We'll open our services to all our collaborators featured in Paris DJs' releases…
6. BOOKING : PARIS DJS ARTISTS IN YOUR CLUB/VENUE/PARTY
We've been quite discreet so far on the live & DJ sets.
A few gigs here and there for friends.
Some opening slots at some of our collaborators gigs.
But we managed to get noticed by the Glastonbury festival nonetheless and played a 3 hours set in june 2013, headlining one of the venues at midnight on the friday evening!
We have booking dates available for Grant Phabao or Paris DJs Soundsystem DJ sets.
Contact us for details.
CONTACT US :
Email : info [at] parisdjs.com or using the contact form or through our facebook page