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Dels Petals Have Fallen

DELS - Petals Have Fallen (CD/LP, Big Dada, 2014)

Second album from the London-based MC, following up on 'GOB' from 2011, featuring production by Kwes, Micachu and Bonobo plus guest vocals from Tirza, Rosie Lowe and Kerry Leatham. While the music is rather warm, full of feeling & emotion, the global vibe is rather gritty, depicting the monochrome desperation of life in the UK today. Dels is affirming himself as one of the new leaders of...

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Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013

This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing...

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Paris DJs Playlist August 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - August 2013

With some funk and jazz reissues coming from Family Grooves Records, Sonorama or Tramp Records, new releases on friendly labels such as Tru Thoughts, Big Dada, Ninja Tune, or Mais Um Discos and few choice selections, Paris DJs' last playlist of the summer is as eclectic as ever, picking into the records (CDs and vinyl) labels and artists sent to us during the past month....

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Paris DJs Playlist April 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - April 2013

April 2013 was not the most active month we've had so far on the CD and vinyl front from other labels and artists. Thankfuly Nik Weston sent us a trilogy of his latest and upcoming releases on Mukatsuku Records, Ping Pong Promotion in France fed us with news from the Ninja Tune and Big Dada labels and the expanded edition of the Pepe Deluxé album, Tru Thoughts Recordings, Tramp Records and Analog...

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Paris DJs Playlist November 2012

Paris DJs Playlist - November 2012

We've reached a point where we're starting to receive each month more links to free downloads (44%) than links to promotional digital downloads (43%). The physical records, vinyl or CD, are far behind, with only 13% of what arrives at the studios. As music pros, you'll understand we keep our focus on artists and labels who are producing and releasing products you can touch and feel. As DJs, we're...

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Boddhi Satva Invocation

Paris DJs Playlist - February 2012

We've started this year a new section on the site, with each month a selection of records (vinyls, CDs) that labels, artists and distributors sent to us. Contact us is you want to be listed in this section next month.Our monthly selection always has a bit of space to feature friendly labels such as (this time) BBE Music, Perfect Toy Records, Numero Group, Soundway Records and Ninja Tune, who all...

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Speech Debelle Freedom Of Speech

Speech Debelle - Freedom Of Speech - out on Big Dada Recordings

Speech Debelle - Freedom Of Speech (CD/LP/Digital) Big Dada Recordings BD193, 2012-02-06 Two years since winning the 2009 Mercury Music Prize for her debut album, Speech Therapy, and having ridden a rollercoaster through life since then, Speech Debelle is ready to drop her second collection of music. Entitled Freedom of Speech, the album sees Speech turning from introspection to stand up, face...

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Wiley Evolve Or Be Extinct

Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct - out on Big Dada

Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct (2LP/CD/Digital) Big Dada BD187, 2012-01-19 What is the true mark of the wayward genius of Wiley? Is it that, less than six months after the release of his last full album, 100% Publishing, he has another record all set for release? Is it that he has insisted that it is released on his birthday, Thursday January 19th 2012? Or that he initially refused to release a...

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Wiley Boom Blast

Wiley - Boom Blast - out on Big Dada

Wiley - Boom Blast (Digital single) Big Dada BDDNL196, 2012-01-16 Wiley builds up to the birthday release of his new album, Evolve Or Be Extinct, with the club smasher Boom Blast. Produced by Most Wanted Mega, Boom Blast sees Wiley spitting pure party lyrics over a low-slung, bass-led groove. WIth enough vocal hooks to keep an angler in fish for a decade, this is perhaps the most immediate tune...

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Roots Manuva Here We Go Again

Roots Manuva - Here We Go Again feat. Spikey Tee - out on Big Dada

Roots Manuva - Here We Go Again feat. Spikey Tee (Promo CD/Digital Single) Banana Klan/Big Dada BD197, 2011-12-05 Roots Manuva returns with a new single and it's one of the standout cuts from the acclaimed 4everevolution, the brooding, magnificent Here We Go Again. Over an intense, thunderous collision of hip hop, techno and dubstep, Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva drops lyrics about an old...

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