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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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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 008

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#08 - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


"Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors" truly is one of Paris DJs' more loveable projects. It's one of the most accomplished of the "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CD/digital compilations. It's a magnificent piece of visual art, one of the best-ever works from French illustrator Ben Hito. The poster version sold out quite fast, so we were quite excited to see what...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 007

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#07 - Japanese Eiffel Tower (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


For this 7th episode in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production, we've come up with a surprising new visual artwork. While in the process of licensing some upcoming Paris DJs release to Japanese label P-Vine, we asked our representative for that part of the world (180g) to translate some of our titles in Japanese, and we sent those to illustrator...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 006

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#06 - A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


For this 6th episode in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production, French illustrator Ben Hito delivered a revamp of his artwork for the Paris DJs "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" compilation. While the original program dealt with the concepts of unity, twinning and solidarity, this time our musical T-shirt is all about isolation,...

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Paris DJs Wearplay LP 005

Grant Phabao & RacecaR - Wearplay LP#05 - A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The fifth in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production is an album already released on vinyl and CD last year, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. It was conceived as a hip hop album that wouldn't be beatmaking (hip hop beats), but would incorporate rapping over organic grooves such as afrofunk, soul, jazz, ska or reggae, with vocals from...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 25

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.25


1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in music… Out of the 12 tracks we picked here, two were already released in 1982 on small labels or pressings, and one was recorded live in Japan in 1983, so we're cheating a little bit. But the point is to make this mix of covers from 1984 enjoyable to the ears, right? It doesn't really matter, we...

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