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Mop Mop - Lunar Love

Mop Mop - Lunar Love (CD/2LP, Agogo Records, 2016)

Andrea Benini is a brilliant Italian musician based in Berlin. His band Mop Mop is a 10-year old afro/jazz project that varies in size for concerts, recording, and touring. Every 2/3 years they come back to freshens up our ears with a new album rather different from the previous one, while keeping up with a kind of conceptual continuity. Trinidanian singer/poet Anthony Joseph is invited once...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol 10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a "when afrobeat meets jazz" theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series!...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 8

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8

Gathering some of the best free download we could grab during the last 3/4 months, this new mix is quite eclectic, from hip hop to reggae, minimal afro-electro, funk, disco, post-punk, Ghanaian soul or Afrofunk. We keep on sourcing new music relentlessly. Hopefully DJs and bedroom DJs will find a few gems for their sets in there… and in all cases everyone is in for a one-hour-long trip of cool,...

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Onom Agemo and the Disco Jumpers - Cranes And Carpets

Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers - Cranes And Carpets (CD/LP, Agogo Records, 2015)

Another band we've been proud to introduce to the musical world is Berlin-based groove and afro-funk quintet Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers, featured in our october 2013 compilation 'Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?'. After a 7 inch release of the same tune we had licensed, '2 Feet', where improvisation met raw funk and afro/ethio Jazz, they're now presenting their full-length album...

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Renegades Of Jazz - Paradise Lost

Renegades Of Jazz- Paradise Lost (CD/2LP, Agogo, 2015)

Renegades Of Jazz a.k.a. David Hanke has been into trip hop & downbeat in the late 90s, then began to fall for soul & funk. In the 2000s he told us he was an avid follower of our various music websites from the era (Ninja Obsession,,, etc.) and in 2009 he started the ROJ project after finding inspiration through some old Jazz records of his grandmother. His...

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Renegades Of Jazz Fire EP

Renegades Of Jazz - Fire EP (12", Agogo Records, 2014)

We had the chance to get the visit of Renegades Of Jazz last week at Paris DJs. A long afternoon of sharing memories, vinyl obsessions and of course the now world-famous Djouls' salad (a quick one, though, there's been better ones in the past). The man brought copies of his latest EP on glorious 12 inch vinyl and of his upcoming album on CD, 'Paradise Lost'. We'll come back to the album later on,...

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Paris DJs Playlist May June July August 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - May/June/July/August 2014

This playlist has been a few months in the making... We were kinda busy with our crowdfunding campaign this summer, but managed to get back on our feet and finally publish this mega-post filled with 49 short or not-that-short reviews of new singles, albums and compilations we received at Paris DJs those last months! As usual, this playlist focuses on the physical records sent to us, promo CD of...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka Vol.2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Bajka Vol.2

In January 2009, we posted a first mix focusing on the amazing voice of Bajka, a jazz/funk/soul/reggae singer from Germany who worked with many friends of ours and released music on many different labels. This first mix was a kind of retrospective of her work during the years 2005-2008, this second volume kicks off where we left, and aggregates some of her best tunes released between 2009 and...

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Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013

This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing...

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Tobias Kirmayer The I Got Hope

Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records) - I Got Hope

Paris DJs' favorite Funk, Soul & Jazz German label Tramp Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with many exciting releases, albums, 45s, 'The Story Of' series, the second volume in the 'Feeling Nice' series, and Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.2! Our series of summer mixes was the perfect opportunity to join this celebration, and the label manager/A&R Tobias...

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