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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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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra Pulsion

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion (CD/2LP, Ubiquity Records, 2014)

Behind one of the best Jazz bands in France is one mastermind: Masta Conga, surrounding himself by many guests, mostly from Parisian afrobeat band Les Frères Smith. This is already their 4th album (the 2nd one on Ubiquity Records), and their best yet: still exploring psychedelic jazz realms, but this time leaning heavily towards groovy soundtracks and library music. Think early-70s Herbie Hancock...

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Shake-A-Leg Vol 2 Tobias Kirmayer Jerker Kluge

Shake-A-Leg Vol.2 - Compiled by Jerker Kluge & Tobias Kirmayer - out on Perfect.Toy

Take a professional DJ, vinyl digger and label owner, Tobias Kirmayer, add a latin/jazz producer, Jerker Kluge. Have them run together a monthly club-night in Munich, 'Shake-A-Leg'. After a few years, ask them to manifest the concept of the party on a compilation. Enrich the worldwide Funk, Soul and Jazz community with their research work. Does this sound like a formula? Yes it does. Is this...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Contenders

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012

10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders!...

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 4

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of course, lots of band from the USA where the Afro fever has now risen to new heights after the success of...

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Masta Conga Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

A short interview & blind-test with Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra

The latest Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra album Last Odyssey is "Sounding like deep and groovy black jazz with a timeless universality", "heavily recommended to all jazz fans who'll peel it off year after year"… Well that was the conclusion of my review but I also had the chance to meet with Masta Conga, percussionist and conductor of the project, ask him a few short questions...

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra Last Odyssey

Paris DJs Playlist - May 2012

This may 2012 selection of 12 physical records (vinyls, CDs) sent to us by labels, artists and distributors was again not easy not build, with all the good music that's been released every week! Contact us is you want to be listed in this section next month - keep in mind that our music experts Djouls and Nicolas don't have the time to go through watermarked CDs and CD-Rs, but listen to every...

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra Last Odyssey

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Last Odyssey - out july 17th on Ubiquity Records

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Last Odyssey (Digital/Limited CD/2LP) Ubiquity Records UR303, 2012-07-17 Every new Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra album is a big step forward. Their first release, Definitely Roots, released in 2009, marked the beginning of the adventure led by percussionist and producer Masta Conga, blending many styles - sometimes in the same track - from afrofunk, to latin or ethio...

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Ayodegi - out on Underdog Records

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Ayodegi - A Modern Afro-Fusion Ensemble (CD/2xLP/Digital) Underdogs Records, 2011-03-13 After their first album Definitely Roots in 2009, the French crew Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra is back with their new opus entitled Ayodegi. Still at the crossroad of Jazz funk, Hip hop oldskool, Ethio groove, Descarga and their raw and typical Afro funk, the Masta Conga...

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21st Century Afro Extravaganza

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza

The Paris DJs extended family has among the most pro-active in spreading the good word about worldwide African music. Celebrating the recent releases by One Foot In Jail or Franck Biyong on our brand new Colored-Inc. label, and announcing the upcoming albums from Oghene Kologbo (thru Kraked) or Ebo Taylor (thru Strut), here's nearly 4 hours of 21st century afrojazz, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, afrofunk...

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