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A Paris DJs Night - Analog Africa 10 Years

A Paris DJs Night #1 - Analog Africa Birthday Party - Samedi 24 Septembre 2016 au Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)

Cartel Concerts et Le Cabaret Sauvage s'associent pour vous présenter le samedi 24 septembre 2016 "A Paris DJs Night", la première soirée clubbing du collectif Paris DJs. Célébrons à cette occasion les 10 ans du label allemand Analog Africa, sans doute le meilleur des labels de rééditions afro-latines ! Chaque référence est une merveille, c’est à lui que l’on doit la résurrection du...

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Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless, music from all over the world, a touch of techno… To cut a long story short, this is a vast blend from a...

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Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

Various - Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the “Cosmic Sound” of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The German label specialized in reissues of African and Afro-Latin music releases every year a new and totally essential themed record. After a splendid 'Senegal 70' compilation at the end of last year, Analog Africa is back with some Cabo Verde cosmic grooves, selected with taste by Samy Ben Rejdeb, who runs the label, and Celeste/Mariposa, a duet of Lisbon trailblazing DJs. Expect a tasty...

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Amara Toure 1973-1980

Amara Touré - 1973-1980 (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2015)

The 18th Analog Africa release (out june 22nd) is a compilation of Amara Touré, the enigmatic Afro-Cuban percussionist and singer from Guinea-Conakry, showcasing all of the 10 songs he ever released between 1973 and 1980. The compilation will be pressed as a Double gatefold LP & a 8-Tray CD. The first edition of the vinyl was screen printed in Greece. The 2xLP also includes a screen printed...

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The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for exporting digital products (that's a 20% downfall for us in France on digital exports). Most have...

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Verckys et Orchestre Veve Congolese Funk Afrobeat and Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978

Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé - Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2014)

Every new Analog Africa release is a celebration. Label founder and main activist Samy Ben Redjeb is deeply involved into hard digging, traveling in Africa or South America to gathers long lost and forgotten vinyl gems, but also photos & stories, and then, with the help of an international small crew, cooks some amazingly beautiful reissues and compilations. The artworks are splendid and...

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Analog Africa Selection Vol 5 by Déni Shain and Samy Ben Redjeb

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5 by Déni Shain & Samy Ben Redjeb

A bit more then a year ago I received a message from Déni Shain, a french music producer based in Lisbon. In that mail he asked me if I would be interested in releasing music from Cabo Verde since he was close to Chico and Wilson, the 2 DJs behind Celeste Mariposa (an excellent portuguese/angolan soundsystem specialised in lusophone music). 'I can convince them to make their record collection...

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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 Soundcloud Selection Vol 15

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.15

Last week's Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection was mostly downtempo business. This one's more of an uptempo affair, a journey building up slowly but surely through hip hop, soulful rock, reggae, salsa, ethio-jazz, breakbeat, funk, arabic, afrobeat, house, kuduro, latin boogaloo, tropical, afrofunk and R&B… A bit more than 2 hours of worldwide eclectic vintage sounds from your loveable...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2013 Reissues

16 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2013

While the mainstream has become more and more insipid, nostalgia of the past has been quite a big thing once again this year. Alas many labels have ducked out of our pages in 2013. Now-Again, Numero Group, Daptone, Luaka Bop, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Light In The Attic and many many others have joined the ranks of labels who have been disappearing from the radar here… Thankfully some concerned...

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