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Brownout - Iron Leg

Premiere : Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)

Austin-based Level One Sound run by our esteemed collegue Adrian Quesada has been the home to many great recordings, from The Funk Ark, Brownout, David Garza, Deer Tick, Natalia Clavier, The Echocentrics, The Electric Peanut Butter Co., Third Root, Money Chicha, etc. - A full fledged studio/production house where digital meets analog (2" and 1/4" tape machines) and an aesthetic nodding...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - A Healthy Obsession With Petanque

Grant Phabao & RacecaR "A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque" LP - Support Paris DJs' 5th crowdfunding campaign

Help Paris DJs press a limited edition vinyl LP and CD of Grant Phabao & RacecaR's album 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque', along with some new t-shirts & sweatshirts, all illustrated by poster artist Ben Hito. Support Paris DJs' Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Think It All

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Think It All (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Chicago-born but now Paris-based MC RacecaR and French producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Phabao are hard at work this summer, finishing the last details to their upcoming album 'A Healthy Obsession with Pétanque', and trying to find support to fund its pressing. Already the 6th digital single from the duo, 'Think It All' is a smoothing smoocher tune, quite unclassifiable with its unique blend...

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Peace Chant - Raw - Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol 1 and 2

Various - Peace Chant - Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.1&2 (CD/2xLP, Tramp Records, 2016-06-03)

The Tramp Records compilations are quite close to the Paris DJs mixes: rares or relatively unknown tracks (from the 1960s to today), unique themes (transversal ones), but always in tune with the label's musical identity: funk - soul - jazz - blues - latin and afrobeat. The latest series Peace Chant is an overview of spiritual jazz productions from all times, heavily groovy and saturated with soul....

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Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band - 55

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55 (CD/LP, Big Crown, 2016)

The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band have bluffed everyone with their false reissues of tropical vintage funk, small pressings of 45s which prices have gone through the roof quite fast. The mask half drops with this album sounding like a goldmine of unreleased recordings from 1970's Trinidad & Tobago, while truth is a modern band from Hamburg recorded this gem! There's plenty, marvelous covers...

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Movements Vol 8 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer Tramp Records

Various - Movements Vol.8 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer (2LP/CD, Tramp, 2016)

Last month we published a digest of all the superb releases from German label Tramp Records between may 2015 and february 2016. Hours of great listening are ahead of you if you haven't checked those out yet. Or you could directly go and check their latest compilation in the 'Movements' series — already the 8th volume! — with a focus on the rare, privately produced, vintage American soul, jazz,...

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Calibro 35  - S.P.A.C.E.

Calibro 35 - S.P.A.C.E. (CD/LP, Record Kicks, 2015)

5 years after the memorable interview we made with Tommaso Colliva, Italy's funkiest act Calibro 35 is back for a not-to-be-missed show in Paris at Petit Bain next thursday (if you're not going to Paris DJs' weekly rendez-vous at Le Pigalle of course). The Milan-based funksters will play tracks from their impressive latest album, 'S.P.A.C.E.', out on Record Kicks. And it's maybe their more...

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Praise Poems Volume 3 - A journey into deep soulful jazz and funk from the 1970s

Praise Poems Volume 3 and more great releases from Tramp Records

Regularly, German label Tramp Records has been sending us promo CDs of their upcoming full-length releases during the past months, and it's just ALWAYS been a great new release or compilation. Keep it up with the excellence guys! Here's the low-down on the ones we haven't talked about yet......

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Orgone - Beyond The Sun

Orgone - Beyond The Sun (2LP, Colemine, 2016)

Los Angeles-based funk, R&B and soul collective Orgone released a new album, 'Beyond The Sun', which dropped on April 28th, 2015 via Shanachie Entertainment. The album is now available on vinyl through Colemine Records, in a deluxe version, including random colored vinyl (2LP) and a "Beyond The Sun" slipmat. Each individual record is different. Some are simply stunning. Gotta Groove...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Authentic Funk Hip Hop Jazz and Soul Experience

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Authentic Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 funky & soulful compilations digging into today's international scene. Expect psychedelic hip hop, jazzy rhymes, dancefloor funk, cinematic soul, heavy heavy heavy tunes all along from various atmospheres, vibes & moods. All new & exclusive tracks hand-picked by Paris DJs' crew....

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