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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp & Circumstance

Paris DJs Soundsystem Pomp and Circumstance

This one is mainly a warm-up mix in black and white (hence the title and artwork), presenting contemporary and international mento, ska, reggae & dub with young blood and legends. Lee Scratch Perry's got the final and mystic word with his under-exposed last release Rise Again (superbly crafted by Bill Laswell, with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Bernie Worrell on keys), a title which sounds like a symbol of his great renaissance. But it could also fit The Jolly Boys Great Expectation comeback, a band christened by hellraiser Errol Flynn himself while he was living in Jamaica. Both music and hair dressing connoisseurs will understand easily the play on words hidden in the title's mix. For the others well, they can write to Paris DJs and we'll answer…

Paris DJs Soundsystem Pomp and Circumstance
Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp & Circumstance
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-12-18

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Tracklisting :
01. [00:00] Lotek - International Rudeboy
(From 'International Rudeboy' album, 2011 / First Word)
02. [04:07] Hollie Cook - Shadow Kissing
(From 'Hollie Cook' album, 2011 / Mr Bongo)
03. [07:27] Joe Gibbs, Rudy Thomas & Trinity - Windy Day / What a Windy Day
(From 'Joe Gibbs 12 inch Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 3', 2010 / VP)
04. [14:19] The Yoots - A, E, I, O, U
(From 'Sing Along With The Yoots' album, 2011 / Economy Records)
05. [19:48] Tim Armstrong - Inner City Violence
(From 'A Poet's Life' album, 2006 / Hellcat)
06. [23:29] Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall - Running From the Thoughts
(From 'Speakers and Tweeters' album, 2007 / Sunday Best)
07. [27:24] The Jolly Boys - Perfect Day
(From 'Great Expectation' album, 2010 / Geejam)
08. [31:02] Bost and Bim (feat. Brisa Roché and The Lone Ranger) - Jamaican Boy
(From 'Jamaican Boy' single, 2008 / The Bombist)
09. [35:52] Love Trio In Dub - Goth Dub
(From 'The Dark Mixes' EP, 2008 / Nublu)
10. [39:56] Dub Trio - Drive-By-Dub
(From 'Exploring The Dangers Of' album, 2006 / Roir)
11. [44:00] Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Tomorrow
(From 'Smoking in Heaven' album, 2011 / Sunday Best)
12. [48:05] The Ska Flames - Samurai
(From 'Ska Fever' album, 1989 / Gaz's Rockin' Records)
13. [50:57] Ticklah feat. Sugar Minott (RIP) - Dub His Name
(From 'Praise His Name' 7 inch, 2011 / Liondub 45)
14. [54:27] Lee Scratch Perry (feat. Tunde Adepimbe) - Rise Again
(From 'Rise Again' album, 2011 / M.O.D. technologies)
Total time : 58:36

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Credits :
Selected and mixed by Nicolas Ragonneau from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Cover art by Nicolas Ragonneau
Photos : Preparation of the Pomp for Thor Edward @ Mr. Ducktail's coiffure salon, London, 2010. © Barry Ord Clarke.
To BOC : peace, and many thanks.

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pwguy pwguy ·  09 January 2012, 21:28

superb and inspiring as usual. thanks guys!

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