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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

Every 6th of the month is now officially Kologbo day !


Kologbo was Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. He's been teaching Afrobeat all around the world those last years: Berlin with Afrobeat Academy, Brazil with Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra Iconili or Amplexos, Chile with Newen Afrobeat, Belgium with World Squad, France with Les Frères Smith or Monkuti, and many more. His second long-player "Africa Is The Future" has been eagerly expected...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem - The Highlife Express - Deep and Funky Africa 80s

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay LP#16 - The Highlife Express - Deep & Funky Africa 80's (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Hot on the heels of the first season of 15 episodes of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series, combining clothing, music and graphic design, we're already back with the first episode of the second season! While we won't be able to release a new episode every day of the week this time, we've tried our best to add a new wow factor to our concept. Paris DJs co-founder Loik...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 015

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#15 - Paris DJs Mask & Feathers (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The first season of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay - Music That You Wear" series closes with this 15th episode, a adaptation from French illustrator Ben Hito of his work for the first isssue of the Paris DJs magazine from last year. Digitally printed on a high quality, made in France T-shirt, along with a unique download code on the back, this wonderful African/American...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 014

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Grant Phabao is Paris DJs' in-house producer and sound engineer, and no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae", etc. After releasing albums with Jamaican legends Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger, The Jays or...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 012

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#12 - Dis Is Good For You (Japanese Version) (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Episode 12 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1) should come as a surprise to many. We've received along the years some recurring requests for printing on a T-shirt the "Dis Is Good For You" poster from illustrator Ben Hito, the first one he ever designed for us. Requests we never fulfilled. So when we started working with Japanese stores &...

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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (LP/T-shirt pre-order, Paris DJs, 2017)


Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 008

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#08 - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


"Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors" truly is one of Paris DJs' more loveable projects. It's one of the most accomplished of the "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CD/digital compilations. It's a magnificent piece of visual art, one of the best-ever works from French illustrator Ben Hito. The poster version sold out quite fast, so we were quite excited to see what...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 004

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#04 - Tropical Eiffel Tower (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Paris DJs' first week of daily "Wearplay EPs" combining clothing, graphics and music production ends with a bang. Illustrator Ben Hito has designed an amazingly beautiful Eiffel Tower set in tropical surroundings, printed on a high-quality Made in France T-shirt, and for the assembly of four songs from the Paris DJs catalog (offered as a complementary download with the Tee), we've...

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Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984

Various - Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (CD/LP, Analog Africa, 2017)


2017 might be Cameroon's year after its victory at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but German label Analog Africa prove once again they're hands-down the world champions of 1970s African music reissues with this funky and irresistible "Pop Makossa" compilation, focusing on the vintage Makossa beat of the late 1970s and early 1980s! Another must-have… Note : people in France may pre-order...

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Vincent Ahehehinnou - Best Woman

Vincent Ahehehinnou - Best Woman (LP, Analog Africa, 2017)


The latest Analog Africa reissue is up for pre-order on Bandcamp! The album, originally a 1978 release by Orchestre Poly Rythmo's singer Vincent Ahehehinnou, is rare-as-shit, worth nearly 4 figures if you can find a decent copy. There's only 4 tunes, two afrofunk monsters and two ballads, but they're all nearly 10 minutes-long. The LP is what we call a "solo" release, even though it's...

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