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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)



Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu

Chicago-born MC RacecaR & French producer Grant Phabao met at Paris DJs' studio, thanks to an introduction from hip hop activist Miska with whom the French label has been doing hip hop-themed compilations this year. They decided to try something new together. Grant Phabao had never produced any hip hop artist before. And RacecaR had never tried to write and record on afrofunk or reggae music in the past. So they planned to produce 4 new tunes together, and blend RacecaR's unmistakable flow with Phabao's unique take on deeply funky African or Jamaican grooves. 'Return Of The Dig-Fu' is the first of those four productions, boldly subtitled 'Hip Hop Meets Afrofunk', it's a 'Let's play it again' versus ' I need this for my set' kind of tune. With rhymes evoking the digger's lust for the rare groove in vinyl in inside all of us, this first single from Grant Phabao & RacecaR is an unstoppable afro-funk-hip-hop monster that should let every listener wondering what's gonna come next from the crazy minds of this smoking duo.

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu
Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu
(Digital Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS060-D, 2014-08-19

Tracklisting :
01. Return Of The Dig-Fu 3:47

Credits :
Written by RacecaR
Composed by Grant Phabao
Published by T.I.M.E.C.
Vocals by RacecaR
All instruments, recording, mix and mastering by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs studio
© 2014 T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs



Links :
Buy on Bandcamp or JunoDownload
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
RacecaR : bandcamp | parisdjs | reverbnation | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Artwork by Ben Hito : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook



Press Release :
Chicago-born MC RacecaR started rhyming at the end of the 90s. After more than 10 years of touring and recording in the US, he moved to France in 2010 and started a whole new musical life. With both knockout performances and acclaimed featurings with Soul Square, DJ Suspect & Doc TMK, Sax Machine, Blanka, Mattic, or Chinese Man Records artists Son Of A Pitch and Taiwan MC, RacecaR is one of the most in-demand hip hop MCs in France.

Grant Phabao is the in-house producer and sound engineer for the French label Paris DJs. After pumpin' house hit singles for the Pro-Zak Trax label at the end of the 90s he started producing dub and reggae. He produced albums with Jamaican legends Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger, The Jays or The Silvertones, and remixes for the whole planet, from George Clinton to Alice Russell, from David Byrne to Shawn Lee, from Jurassic 5 to The Beta Club… Then, a few years ago, he started producing African music, working with the likes of Ebo Taylor, musicians from Fela's Egypt 80, Antibalas, The Souljazz Orchestra, Jungle Fire, Brownout or Franck Biyong.

RacecaR & Grant Phabao met at Paris DJs' studio, thanks to an introduction from hip hop activist Miska with whom the French label has been doing hip hop-themed compilations this year. They decided to try something new together. Grant Phabao had never produced any hip hop artist before. And RacecaR had never tried to write and record on afrofunk or reggae music in the past. So they planned to produce 4 new tunes together, and blend RacecaR's unmistakable flow with Phabao's unique take on deeply funky Afro grooves.

'Return Of The Dig-Fu' is the first of those four productions, boldly subtitled 'Hip Hop Meets Afrofunk', it's a 'Let's play it again' versus ' I need this for my set' kind of tune. With rhymes evoking the digger's lust for the rare groove in vinyl in inside all of us, this first single from Grant Phabao & RacecaR is an unstoppable afro-funk-hip-hop monster that should let every listener wondering what's gonna come next from the crazy minds of this smoking duo.


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