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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 022 Kologbo Look Around

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#22 - Look Around (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, even when Kologbo is touring in Chile! After unveiling this new tune last month on Soundcloud, here's its official digital/t-shirt Wearplay release. Hot on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign for the pressing of his 2nd LP, 'Africa Is The Future', Fela Kuti's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70 is back with 'Look Around', recorded and...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 021 Franck Biyong CFA Music

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Wearplay EP#21 - C.F.A. Music (T-shirt/Digital EP bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian musician, composer and singer, creator of the "Afrolectric" sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro-Funk and Avant-garde Jazz. Here are 4 tunes co-produced with Paris DJs' main man Grant Phabao, extracted from the "Ki I Ye Yi" album they released together in 2012. Driven by a heavyweight spatial sound, this music is the missing link between the bold...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dont Sell Your Soul 45s

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay LP#20 - Don't Sell Your Soul 45s (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


In the back of my mind I had this idea for quite some time, of a selection of vinyl we have in stock at the Paris DJs Record Store. In between other projects I finally managed to make it a reality, thanks to Erik Rug and Loik Dury who helped me pick the best tunes from our 45s stocks, thanks to Grant Phabao who carefully mixed the tracks and mastered the whole thing, and thanks to Ben Hito, who...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 014

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Grant Phabao is Paris DJs' in-house producer and sound engineer, and no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae", etc. After releasing albums with Jamaican legends Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger, The Jays or...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 013

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#13 - Paris DJs Soundsystem Eiffelmat (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


For this 13th episode 13 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1), we've recycled French illustrator Ben Hito's first-ever original Paris DJs logo. He had designed it a few years ago in yellow, red & green, for our first (and successful) crowdfunding campaign. It now comes in glorious white, screen-printed on a high-quality Made In France T-shirt, the...

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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 011

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#11 - Don't Sell Your Soul (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


This is the 11th episode in season 1 of the "Wearplay" series. The Jays, previously named The Royals, is a group that has made its mark on the Jamaican music scene in the 1960s and 1970s, with hits such as "Queen Majesty", "Truly", "Yaho" or "Pick Up The Pieces". Being in the business for almost 40 years, The Jays are now back, as fresh as ever,...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 010

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#10 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The 10th episode in the "Wearplay" series combining arts & craft in clothing, graphics and music looks like King Kong discovering the fire instead of holding the beautiful woman in his hand. In order to musically illustrate this trippy visual from poster artist Ben Hito, we've opted first for Jamaican band The Silvertones and their rocksteady scorcher "Fire" - of course....

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985 1986 1987 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 26

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 & 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26


We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to everyone following this series of mixes of cover songs all recorded or released the same year, but...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 009

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#09 - Vinyl Is Good For You (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Times flies… It's the 3rd week and already the 9th release in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music. Some people have already yield to temptation, even though the first season of 15 episodes ain't fully published yet. We're hope many more will succumb to the beauty of the Ben Hito designs, the high quality of the cotton-brushed T-shirts, and the well-being and...

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