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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 3

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3


When I was younger you couldn't find funky, soulful or psychedelic Afro music at all in France. Then I stumbled upon a used Fela CD and with the arrival of the 21st century I discovered Antibalas. Both rocked my musical world and changed my life forever. Flash forward to 2012 and I now run the Paris DJs music agency, producing with label partner Grant Phabao the same kind of Afro music I fell in...

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The Sport of Selection

The Friday Night Session - Exclusive Paris DJs mix


The Friday Night Session radio show hosted by Andrew Jervis (former Ubiquity Records A&R) has just relaunched his website with a brand new name, The Sport of Selection. First guest were Azaxx & Diesler, then Rob Luis of Tru Thoughts Recordings. I was more than proud to get invited to do the third mix of the show, with a special guest interview with Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6/Brownswood...

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Beta Hector Derriere Shakin R'n'B Mix

Beta Hector's Derriere Shakin' R&B Mix


"So, I approached Djouls with the concept of doing a Beta Hector mixtape for Paris DJs to celebrate the 7 inch I have coming out on HHV with Quantic, and he discovered that I play upright bass in Vintage Soul / R&B band Derriere. He told me he was really interested in this scene and that Paris DJs could use an R&B mixtape. Well I guess it's a good job that I've been stocking up on...

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Sticky Soul Fingers A Rolling Stones Tribute

Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute - free CD with Mojo Magazine


Various - Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (free CD with magazine) Mojo, 2011-11-30 The Rolling Stones' classic 1971 album re-grooved by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Aloe Blacc & Joel Van Dijk, Black Joe Lewis, The Bamboos, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Alice Russell, The Sugarman 3, Beta Hector, Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band, Lee Fields and more! On paper,...

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When Shapes Mix Together

Various - When Shapes Mix Together - out on Tru Thoughts


Various - When Shapes Mix Together - Compiled and mixed by Rob Luis (Mixed CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts Recordings TRUCD244, 2011-11-21 Produced as a giveaway mix for the huge Tru Thoughts night at Koko in London, this mix was so good they had to offer it for general sale. This mix shows the future direction of the label, with new signings alongside the long-standing Tru Thoughts family. It opens...

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Shapes 11 01 Tru Thoughts

Shapes 11:01 - Compiled by Robert Luis - out on Tru Thoughts Recordings


Various - Shapes 11:01 - Compiled by Robert Luis (2CD/LP with 2CD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD/LP239, 2011-10-10 The new bi-annual Shapes compilation from Tru Thoughts Recordings is coming out in october and once again it's full of classic tracks, new signatures and exlusives for a very cheap price tag. The first CD is a nice selection of horizontal grooves, songs & electronica from the vast palette...

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Beta Hector - Sunbeam Insulin - out on Tru Thoughts Recordings


Beta Hector - Sunbeam Insulin (CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts TRUCD236, 2011-09-12 Early august a free single of Jupiter Mission will be available through bandcamp. Beta Hector used to be in deep funk / heavy soul outfit Baby Charles. In April 2010 Tru Thoughts released his debut single Payback on 7" vinyl featuring his old comrade Dionne Charles on vocals. His debut album Sunbeam Insulin is due...

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Beta Hector - Jupiter Mission - out on Tru Thoughts Recordings


Beta Hector - Jupiter Mission (Digital Single) Tru Thoughts TRUDD027, 2011-08-08 Jupiter Mission, out as a free download on 8th August, is the first single from Beta Hector's upcoming debut solo album Sunbeam Insulin. The retro sci-fi feel and offbeat storytelling calls to mind Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips. This single is the perfect introduction to the album, which reveals a shimmering mixture of...

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The Bamboos Third Stoned From The Sun

Lanu (The Bamboos) - Third Stoned From The Sun


Lance Ferguson aka Lanu from The Bamboos - Third Stoned From The Sun (MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2010-05-31 Fresh from headlining festivals to crowds of 50,000+ in their native Australia, and having just released their new album, 4, to much fanfare, The Bamboos will be embarking on a full band tour throughout June 2010, bringing their renowned full live funk/soul/hip hop style throwdown to...

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Various - Tru Thoughts Funk


Various - Tru Thoughts Funk (CD) Unfold UNFOLDCD011, 2010-05-17 Surrounded by incredible music - on setting out to compile 'Tru Thoughts Funk', A&R Robert Luis was faced with a serious case of kid-in-a-candy-store syndrome; after all, how would you distil the dazzling collective back catalogue of The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Bamboos, Alice Russell, TM Juke, Natural Self, Nostalgia 77 et al...

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