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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)


Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to Afrobeat. When Loik arrived at Radio Nova in 1986 (he was radio programmer there between 1987 and...

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Paris DJs Soul System - Live Dub Session 2018

Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018 (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two decades of music production. From Jamaican soul, ska, rocksteady & reggae to American funk &...

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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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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 003

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#03 - Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland? (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Paris DJs' daily followers got the catch by now: every day of the week during this month of June we'll try to release a new "Wearplay EP" combining clothing, graphics and music production. This Wearplay EP #03 features a new take from illustrator Ben Hito on his artwork for the "Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?" compilation —printed on a high-quality Made in France...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 001

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#01 - Dis Is Good For You (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The "Wearplay EP" series is an innovative brand new concept, combining clothing, graphics and music production — with a new hybrid work released every day of the week! For this Wearplay EP #01, illustrator Ben Hito has adapted Paris DJs' cult poster "Dis Is Good For You", we've printed this re-design on a Made in France T-shirt, and picked four killer tunes from the digital/CD...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends and Family Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1


For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would...

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Brownout - Iron Leg

Premiere : Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)


Austin-based Level One Sound run by our esteemed collegue Adrian Quesada has been the home to many great recordings, from The Funk Ark, Brownout, David Garza, Deer Tick, Natalia Clavier, The Echocentrics, The Electric Peanut Butter Co., Third Root, Money Chicha, etc. - A full fledged studio/production house where digital meets analog (2" and 1/4" tape machines) and an aesthetic nodding...

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Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic and Chico Mann

Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic & Chico Mann (7", Wonderwheel Recordings, 2016)


The last time Antibalas was in Paris, we had the chance to listen to a few new tracks from the Ocote Soul Sounds project - extracted from recent recording sessions gathering Martin Perna (Antibalas), Adrian Quesada (Brownout/Echocentrics) and Quantic (Tru Thoughts) — three of the most talented producers of their generations working together! After many months' wait, here's finally some vinyl news...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International and Tropical Grooves Experience

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International & Tropical Grooves Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)


5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators....

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Dancehall Lovers Rock Roots Reggae and Ska Experience

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Dancehall, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae & Ska Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)


5 hours of authentic Jamaican soul & grooves! The Paris DJs Soundsystem's compilation 'Dis Is Reggae Soul', plus four full-length albums with legendary Jamaican singer Carlton Livingston ('Bridge Of Life'), deejay The Lone Ranger ('Sweet Talking'), and harmony vocal groups The Silvertones ('Keep On Rolling'), or The Jays ('Stepping Up In Timeg'), recorded in Kingston and Paris by French...

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