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Shawn Lee - The Word Jam (Digital Single, Paris DJs)



Shawn Lee The Word Jam

From monkey boy to tiger man… Paris DJs contacted Shawn Lee last summer offering the man a spot on the Afrofunk/Tropical album project they were working on. He sent two breakbeat soundtrack funk tracks, 'The Word Jam' and 'Bushy Haired Man', which didn't really fit the proposed theme, but which they thought would make a great 2-tracker! Illustrator Ben Hito couldn't pass on designing a cool and flashy tiger artwork for this single, which will hopefully be the first in a long series of collaborations between London (where Shawn lives), Los Angeles (where AM is), Austin (where Adrian Quesada lives, collaborator of both Shawn Lee and Grant Phabao, Paris DJs main artist and sound engineer) and Paris (where Paris DJs is, obviously)…

Listen/buy on Paris DJs' bandcamp page.

Shawn Lee The Word Jam
Grant Phabao presents The Silvertones - The Word Jam
(Digital Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS016-D, 2013-01-29

Tracklisting :
01. The Word Jam 03:44
02. Bushy Haired Man 03:05

Credits :
All instruments, production and mix by Shawn Lee
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
© 2013 Shawn Lee / licenced to Paris DJs


Links :
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Artwork by Ben Hito

Press Release :
From monkey boy to tiger man…

Shawn Lee is an American producer and multi-instrumentalist from Wichita, Kansas who moved to L.A. in the late 80's to record with Jeff Buckley and the Dust Brothers. After relocating to London in the mid-90s he started releasing an amazing quantity of music, for an amount of nearly 50 albums (check the discography below!), on labels such as Talkin' Loud, We Love You, Ubiquity, BBE, Pedigree Cuts, or Eighteenth Street Lounge… His music has appeared in many films such as 'Ocean's Thirteen' as well as on television series, such as 'CSI Miami', 'Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives'. He is currently working on a new touring band project with AM creatively entitled AM & Shawn Lee. Their debut album 'Celestial Electric' was released around the world in 2012 and their new second album 'La Musique Numerique' will be released in 2013.

After interviewing and inviting AM & Shawn Lee for a mix in 2011, and meeting them in person last year, it was just a question of time before Paris DJs started collaborating with the hardest working tiger man in show business, who graced their top 10 yearly selection twice already, in 2004 and 2011.

Paris DJs contacted Shawn Lee last summer offering the man a spot on the Afrofunk/Tropical album project they were working on. He sent two breakbeat soundtrack funk tracks, 'The Word Jam' and 'Bushy Haired Man', which didn't really fit the proposed theme, but which they thought would make a great 2-tracker! Illustrator Ben Hito couldn't pass on designing a cool and flashy tiger artwork for this single, which will hopefully be the first in a long series of collaborations between London (where Shawn lives), Los Angeles (where AM is), Austin (where Adrian Quesada lives, collaborator of both Shawn Lee and Grant Phabao, Paris DJs main artist and sound engineer) and Paris (where Paris DJs is, obviously)…


Shawn Lee albums/soundtracks discography :
1994 The Pacific Jazz Alliance ‎– Cool Struttin' (Planet Earth Recordings)
1996 Shawn Lee - Discomfort (Talkin' Loud)
1998 Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Breaks (Zero G)
2000 Shawn Lee - Beneath the Planet Of The Breaks (Zero G)
2000 Shawn Lee - Monkey Boy (Wall of Sound)
2002 Shawn Lee - The Getaway - Video Game Soundtrack (Sony)
2002 Shawn Lee - Ape Breaks Vol.1 (Ubiquity)
2002 Shawn Lee - Ape Breaks Vol.2 (Ubiquity)
2003 Shawn Lee - Ape Breaks Vol.3 (Ubiquity)
2003 Shawn Lee - Ape Breaks Vol.4 (Ubiquity)
2003 Shawn Lee - Ape Breaks Vol.5 (Ubiquity)
2004 Shawn Lee - Soul Visa (Rush Production! Japan/BBE)
2004 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Music And Rhythm (Ubiquity)
2005 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Moods And Grooves (Ubiquity)
2005 Shawn Lee - Harmonium (Rush Production! Japan)
2006 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol.3 - Strings & Things (Ubiquity)
2007 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Voices And Choices (Ubiquity)
2007 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Hits The Hits! (Ubiquity)
2007 Shawn Lee - Save Angel Hope O.S.T. (movie directed by Lukas Erni)
2007 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - A Very Ping Pong Christmas Funky Treats From Santa's Bag (Ubiquity)
2008 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Miles of Styles (Ubiquity)
2008 Shawn Lee - Psychedelic Percussion (Pedigree Cuts)
2008 Under The Sun O.S.T. featuring Shawn Lee / Band of Frequencies... (Ubiquity Records)
2008 Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Clutch Of The Tiger (Ubiquity)
2009 Shawn Lee - Soul In the Hole (Ubiquity)
2009 Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - Fascinating Fingers (Ubiquity)
2009 Shawn Lee - Soul In the Hole Instrumentals (Ubiquity)
2009 Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls (Shawn Lee, Tommy Guerrero, Money Mark) (Ubiquity)
2010 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Hooked Up Classics (Ubiquity)
2010 Bei Bei & Shawn Lee - Into The Wind (Ubiquity)
2010 The Superimposers - Sunshine Pop (Dan Warden, Miles Copeland & Shawn Lee)
2010 Shawn Lee - Sing A Song (Ubiquity)
2011 Alex Rizzo, Elliot Ireland, Shawn Lee & The Fingers Malone Ensemble - Organic Downbeats (Pedigree Cuts)
2011 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - World Of Funk (Ubiquity)
2011 AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Electric (ESL)
2011 Shawn Lee - Elevate O.S.T. (movie directed by Anne Buford)
2012 Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band - Tabla Rock (Ubiquity)
2012 Shawn Lee - Beats Between The Sheets - Sleazy Listening (Pedigree Cuts)
2012 Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Reel To Reel (Ubiquity)
2012 Shawn Lee - Synthesizers in Space (ESL Music)
2012 AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Electric Remixed (self-released)
2013 AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numerique (coming soon on ESL Music)

Unofficial Shawn Lee albums discography :
2005 Misled Children and Clutchy Hopkins - Peoples Market
2006 Clutchy Hopkins - The Life Of Clutchy Hopkins (Crate Diggler)
2008 Clutchy Hopkins - Walking Backwards (Ubiquity)
2008 The Misled Children Meet Odean Pope (Porter)
2009 Clutchy Hopkins Meets Lord Kenjamin - Music Is My Medicine (Ubiquity)
2010 Clutchy Hopkins - The Storyteller (Ubiquity)
2010 Eugene Harrington - The Life of Eugene Harrington (NoEcho)
2012 Bobby Valentine - Bobby's World (self-released, listen/buy here)

Note : there's no proof anywhere that Shawn Lee is indeed Clutchy Hopkins, or Eugene Harrington, or even Bobby Valentine. Listen to the music and decide for yourself. You could for example start with this exclusive mix... ;-)
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