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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka's Lyrical Funk




Bajka Lyrical Funk
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka's Lyrical Funk
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2009-01-25

After our Malcom Catto/Heliocentrics special presenting and incredible drummer currently recording and touring, here's Bajka, a new voice we fell for, an amazing jazz/funk/soul/reggae singer from Germany who only released a few singles, but already appeared on many albums on labels such as Compost, Ninja Tune, Ubiquity, BBE, Switchstance, etc.
Much, much love from the Paris Djs Soundsystem to Bajka with this 30mn mixed retrospective from the last three years (2005-2008)....

I've been a long time Poets Of Rhythm addict (check their discography on parisdjs.com), I discovered Bajka because of tracks she recorded with the Poets backing her. I met Gerald Jazzman and Tom Strauch (Switchstance Recordings) who told me more and pointed me towards a tracks I didn't know about and stuff she had recorded recently. I was quite impressed... as much as I have been with nearly everything she recorded so far!

Not many people know about Bajka here in France, from what I've been asking around. A few say "Bonobo?" (she was on the "Days To Come" album released by Ninja Tune in 2006) but most don't even get she was on the fantastic Radio Citizen album released the same year on Ubiquity - among many other appearances...

I tried my selection to a few connoiseurs, and they all were very happy to discover a new voice they hadn't heard about, which they absolutly loved too instantly. The Billy Holiday connection is always the first to come to mind, but then there are other reactions too...

So I thought "yeah let's do that, a mix about Bajka, so that many others may know about her, that's what we're really about with all this website thing, new incredible talents, worldwide artists, 21st century jazz, soul, funk and reggae!!

[Completists might appreciate the complete track-by-track chronological discography I've assembled (see below)]

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Tracklisting :
01. Radio Citizen - Nightingale
(from 'Berlin Seregeti' album, 2006 / Ubiquity)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
02. Radio City - Voices
(from 'EP One' 12 inch, 2006 / Radio Citizen)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
03. Bajka - A Vision (part 1/3)
(from 'The Only Religion I Believe In' 7 inch, 2005 / Jazzman)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
04. Radio Citizen - El Cielo
(from' Berlin Seregeti' album, 2006 / Ubiquity)
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/radio-citizen-berlin-serengeti
» more info on parisdjs.com «
05. Protassov - I Wonder
(from 'Shalina Music' album, 2008 / Switchstance Recordings)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
06. Aaron Jerome - Way Of Life
(from 'Time To Rearrange' album, 2008 / BBE Music)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
07. Eastenders - Capitalism
(from 'Capitalism' 12 inch, 2008 / Poets Club)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
08. Bonobo - Days To Come
(from 'Days To Come' album, 2006 / Ninja Tune)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
09. Bonobo - In Between The Lines (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
(from 'Nostalgia 77 - One-Offs, Remixes & B-Sides EP' 12 inch, 2008 / Tru Thoughts)
» more info on parisdjs.com «
10. Bajka - The Only Religion That I Believe In
(from 'The Only Religion I Believe In' 7 inch, 2005 / Jazzman)
» more info on parisdjs.com «

Original record covers :


Links :
myspace.com/bajkamusic
discogs.com/artist/Bajka

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Biography :
Bajka (pronounced "Biker") is B. Pluwatsch (born December 25, 1978) is a poet and singer, currently based in Munich, Germany.

She is the daughter of J. Pluwatsch, a member of the German Krautrock band Embryo. She was born in India, and has lived in Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa. She attended schools in Goa, Bangalore, Lagos, Portugal, Seattle, Durban and Cape Town.

Bajka studied music in Prague. Her relationship with Asia remains the main theme of her poetry. She has performed spoken word poetry on several projects, including Transglobal Underground's "Instinctive Traveller", Radio Citizen's "Radio City (feat. Bajka)", and South African Zulu Nation's "Bubblegum". She has also performed with Noujum Oazza and his band Urban Dervish, and for the Royal Moroccan Orchestra.

In recent years, her role has moved from poet to singer. Her voice is described as jazz/soul and she has appeared on a number of chill out and electronic dance tracks. Most recently, she appeared on several tracks on Bonobo's latest album, Days To Come.

Source : en.wikipedia.org

Chronological track by track discography :
1997 - Dissidenten - Instinctive Traveler + 8 more tracks
1999 - Beanfield - The Season
2003 - Ben Mono - Suburban Resident
2003 - Ben Mono - Protection
2003 - Ben Mono - The Empiricist
2003 - Ben Mono - Juggling
2004 - Beanfield - Tides
2004 - Beanfield - Home
2005 - Bajka - The Only Religion That I Believe
2005 - Bajka - A Vision (part 1/3)
2005 - Radio Citizen - The Hop
2006 - Radio Citizen - Everything
2006 - Radio Citizen - Voices
2006 - Radio Citizen - Championsound
2006 - Radio Citizen - El Cielo
2006 - Radio Citizen - Nightingale
2006 - Bajka - I Can No Poet Be
2006 - Bajka - Love's Serenity
2006 - Das Goldene Zeitalter (Poets Of Rhythm with Malcom Catto) - A Vision
2006 - Bonobo - Days To Come
2006 - Bonobo - Between The Lines
2006 - Bonobo - Nightlite
2006 - Bonobo - Walk In The Sky
2007 - Eastenders - Capitalism
2007 - Aaron Jerome - Way Of Life
2007 - Aaron Jerome - Dadada (LP-only bonus track)
2008 - Protassov - I Wonder
2008 - Mich Gerber - Force Of The Universe
2008 - Mich Gerber - By Your Side
2009 - Ancient Astronauts - Surfing The Silvatide

+ Remixes :
1999 - Beanfield - The Season (Swag's Vocal Mix)
1999 - Beanfield - The Season (Attica Blues - Charlie Dark Remix)
2001 - Dissidenten - Instinctive Traveler (Funk.ed Up Lelonek Mix)
2001 - Dissidenten - Seek To Sigh (Deep Space Radio Edit - by Thomas Kessler)
2001 - Dissidenten - Broken Moon (30 Trillion $ Mix - by Andreas Leifeld)
2001 - Dissidenten - Instinctive Traveler (Lemongrass Streamix)
2003 - Dissidenten - Open Up Your Eyes (Beat-Dis-Co-Mix by Rogall)
2003 - Dissidenten - The World Is Like A Mirror (Laila's Response Mix by Weathertunes)
2003 - Ben Mono - Suburban Resident (Dharma One Remix)
2004 - Beanfields - Tides (Soulpatrol Remix)
2004 - Beanfield - Tides (Chateau Flight Remix)
2004 - Beanfield - Tides (C's Movement #1) (Carl Craig Remix)
2004 - Beanfield - Tides (Beanfield Chant Mix)
2005 - Ben Mono - Protection (Sirius Mo Remix)
2006 - Bonobo - Nightlite (Bonobo Remix)
2006 - Bonobo - Nightlite (Zero dB Reconstruction)
2008 - Bonobo - Between The Lines (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
2008 - Eastenders - Capitalism (Zilver & Gold Remix)
2008 - Eastenders - Capitalism (Buscemi Remix)

I assembled this discography while preparing the mix project, don't hesitate to leave a comment to add new or missing tracks - Djouls

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao & Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (timec.net)
Text + Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo from a Jazzman Records 12 inch
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Henda K Henda K ·  14 January 2009, 00:59

I'm eager to listen to...

DJ K[7] DJ K[7] ·  14 February 2009, 13:45

Thank you so much for this wonderful podcast! Ive been in love with Bajka and tracked down every single and collaboration shes had since I heard her on Days to Come. Absolutely incredible and versatile voice!

mo mo ·  16 March 2009, 05:17

small mistake : the 2008 tracks with Mich Gerber are 'Force Of The Universe' and 'By Your Side' (from the album 'Wanderer'.

mo mo ·  04 June 2009, 02:10

2009 - Una Mas Trio - Clear As Water
2009 - Una Mas Trio - Clear As Water (Hidden Jazz Quartett Remix)
2009 - Una Mas Trio - Clear As Water (Mo'horizons Remix)

B. B. ·  25 November 2009, 04:40

Solar Rosa - Humanised (feat. Bajka)
Solar Rosa - Lady Love (feat. Bajka)

Leo Leo ·  18 December 2009, 01:37

this is amazing!!!

Leonardo David Leonardo David ·  03 February 2011, 05:01

2008 - Way of Life (Dj Vadim Remix) - Aaron Jerome - Late Night Mission

2009 - Human loss & gain (Club des Belugas remix) - Club Des Belugas - Zoo Zizaro

2009 - Surfing The Silvatide feat. Bajka - Ancient Astronauts - We Are To Answer

2009 - Joyful Exaltation (feat. Bajka) - The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology

2010 - Children Of Africa feat. Bajka
2010 - Get Up Stand Up (feat. Bajka) - Radio Utopia - Algebra of Delight

2010 - Willpower - Dalindeo - Soundtrack for the sound eye
2010 - New Creation - Dalindeo - Soundtrack for the sound eye

2010 - Bajka - Bajka in Wonderland

2010 - Bajka - Escape from Wonderland

2010 - Summer Days feat. Bajka - Radio Citizen - Hope and Despair
2010 - Hope feat. Bajka - Radio Citizen - Hope and Despair
2010 - Stop Or Go feat. Bajka - Radio Citizen - Hope and Despair

2010 - True (BSC Remix) (feat Bajka) - The Bahama Soul Club - Bossa Nova Just Smells Funky

doulbehante doulbehante ·  09 September 2013, 18:32

I would love to listen to but can not find the "link" , need a little help here...Thanks

Djouls Djouls ·  11 September 2013, 13:49

I've added a download button link so that's it's easier for you!


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