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Paris DJs Private Record Store new arrivals & back in stock vinyl #1


Our little record store in the north-east of Paris is slowly but surely becoming a thing, with more and more friendly people coming by to grab the vinyl (or CDs) they've reserved on our discogs page. We were known for welcoming bands and artists to "studio time & diner", now diggers from all ages are enjoying a cup of coffee and some music small talk... For those and all the others,...

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12 prime 12s from the Paris DJs private record store

12 solid gold 12s from the Paris DJs private record store


Hot on the heels of yesterday's 45 picks, here's a quick selection of 12 prime twelve inches from the Paris DJs private records store, solid gold hand-picked for your listening or DJ bag pleasure....

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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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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends and Family Vol 2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.2


Following up where we left off with the first volume, here’s the second part of our "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We’ve left you last week with a 25-tracks selection of American friends, let’s now check out the rest of the world, with 25 more productions and reissues originating...

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Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)


The 22nd Analog Africa release is a beauty people couldn't begin to imagine how the feeling would be to actually be playing it - until now. As rare as it's insanely great, this long-awaited reissue is the holy grail of Shadow albums. The one featuring the monster cosmic soca disco track 'Let’s Get It Together', one of the heaviest island synth dancefloor thunderstorms of all time. Winston Bailey...

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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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Bitori - Legend Of Funana

Bitori - Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands) (CD/LP, Analog Africa, 2016)


Until 1975 and the independence of Cape Verde, the Portuguese colonial leaders had prohibited Funaná, the local, rural, very rhythmic music containing accordion. It then could develop with many variations, but it's only in the middle of the Nineties that Victor Tavares, better known as Bitori, could finally go into the studio, and record with singer Chando Graciosa what is regarded today as the...

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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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