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DJ Format Psych Out - A Collection Of Funky Fuzz Laiden Gems

DJ Format's Psych Out - A Collection Of Funky Fuzz Laiden Gems (CD/2LP, BBE, 2016)

DJ Format is one of the coolest DJs in the United Kingdom. We've already invited him twice for an exclusive Paris DJs mix. He's also a relentless vinyl hunter, especially for the very very rare stuff, as proven once again in this compilation of highly psychedelic tracks, mostly groovy-rock, with fuzz guitars, really heavy drums and warm bass. We can't recommend this selection enough. Even for the...

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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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The Janet Lawson Quintet

The Janet Lawson Quintet (CD, BBE, 2014)

A delightful scat vocal jazz set from… 1981. Perfect for an early morning or late night session, and augmented with bonus tracks!...

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The Grits Make A Sound

The Grits - Make A Sound (CD, BBE, 2014)

Paris DJs followers will already know the Grant Phabao reggae rework of The Grits' 'Make A Sound (Like James Brown)'. Well the most loyal ones will also have checked the various 45s and digital singles released by The Grits recently. Such as, for example, the 'Skin & Bone' psych-funk tune closing the 'We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind' compilation released in may 2013 on Paris DJs… or the nasty...

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The Excelsiors Control This

The Excelsiors - Control This (CD/2LP, BBE, 2014)

The versatility of Shane "DJ Sureshot" Hunt is something to be believed: three albums with the Starshooters, three reggae compilation in the 'Soundbwoy Super Status Reggae Breaks And Beats' series, more recently a hip hop album as The Sureshot Symphony Solution, compiled in Paris DJs' 'Take The Chains Off Your Brains' earlier this year, and a modern soul/boogie compilation just released...

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Craig Peyton Group - Pyramid Love

Craig Peyton Group - Pyramid Love (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

The follow-up to the Band X album from the previous year (see here). Self-pressed jazz funk from the Boston area with breaks and vocal work for fans of Steely Dan & Matthew Larkin Cassell. Check the mega drum break on the tune 'Snow'. A rarity for fans of cosmic jazz-funk, with disco, rock and even classical leanings....

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Crystal Winds - First Flight

Crystal Winds - First Flight (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

Real soul/rare groove connoisseurs have all fallen for the funk group from Chicago Rasputin's Stash and their two amazing albums from 1971 and 1974. After a few singles at the end of the 70s, the band evolved into the Crystal Winds incarnation, releasing this privately pressed LP of mellow modern soul & boogie grooves in the early 80s, hailed as one of the last great soul albums to come out of...

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The Best of Band X

Band X - The Best Of Band X (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

Boston-based musician/producer/writer/arranger Craig Peyton (vibraphone, keyboards), along with Alan Grzyb (bassoon, clarinet, electronics), Victor Preston (trombone) and Joey Bellomo (drums/synths), for a space-funk lost gem, with influences ranging from Shuggie Otis to Steely Dan and Michael Franks. Very cool prog-funk fusion stuff, featuring 'Home', previously picked by Kon & Amir on the...

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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 Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 2

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl… only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your impatience, here's a second volume of carefully selected free downloads found on the web, assembled in...

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