Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Entries feed    Comments feed


Anthony Joseph The Heritage Mix

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix

Earlier this month British/Trinidadian poet, novelist & musician Anthony Joseph released his 6th album, 'Caribbean Roots', the 4th one for French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness, exploring his Caribbean musical heritage and featuring guests percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba, Kassav), saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings (The Heliocentrics), trumpetist Yvon Guillard (Magma),...

Continue reading

Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe - Enko on Ti Tou

Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe - Enko on Ti Tou (CD/2LP, Heavenly Sweetness, 2016)

The famous band from the French Antilles in the 60s/70s is back with a new compilation, to be followed by a tour all over Europe. Selected by leader and saxophonist Camille Sopran'n, guitarist Guy Jacquet and bassist Pierre-Edouard Décimus (with some help from tropical DJ Hugo Mendez, among a discography of roughly 20 albums published since 1967, this best-of of what would next become Kassav and...

Continue reading

Paris DJs Soundsystem Dingwalls Spirit and Watermelon Jazz Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Dingwalls Spirit & Watermelon Jazz Covers

This is the 9th is a series of 10 mixes of thematic covers hosted on 10 different blogs/websites, announcing or celebrating the Paris DJs mix #400 to be aired at right after christmas… French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness was the first to reply to our call, and we're really proud to have our jazz mix of covers featured on their website Keep an eye on this label who never...

Continue reading

Anthony Joseph Live Solidays 2012

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Live at Solidays, 2012

Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band // Live @ Solidays 2012. 15 first minutes of the concert, one shot......

Continue reading

Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 2

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.2

Afrobeat is a form of music that's already been perfected and there are many bands who are just trying to attain that, most of the time writing their own compositions which reflect their own influences. Sometimes they'll play a Cuban clave or something else which somehow or other still fits. So unless Fela comes back to them and says Don't play Afrobeat, they're gonna keep on doing it. Here's our...

Continue reading

Paris DJs selection for Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2012 - April 21st 2012 This year's edition of Record Store Day is quite event with the rise of vinyl sales, with a lot of labels pressing some limited goodies for the occasion. Well of course the major ones are rushing on this marketing thing to try and sell the same music they've been selling for years over various formats, but some indie labels are very inventive and it was not...

Continue reading


Portrait of Blundetto

Blundetto (Portrait by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris DJs - February 2012) Percussionnist and multi-instrumentalist Blundetto has just released his second album, Warm My Soul (Heavenly Sweetness), a follow-up to his critical acclaimed first LP Bad Bad Things. Who is Blundetto? Is he wearing expensive italian three-piece suit and sharp varnished shoes? What do we should know about him? Let's take a...

Continue reading

Paris DJs presents The 10 Best Albums of 2011

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Rubber Orchestras (Heavenly Sweetness) info | mix 1 | mix 2 Bio Ritmo - La Verdad (Electric Cowbell) info | mix Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (Dunham/Daptone) info | video Garage à Trois - Always Smile but Stay Evil (The Royal Potato Family) info | interview Lucas Santtana - Sem Nostalgia (Mais Um Discos) info Mr. Chop - Switched On (Now-Again) info...

Continue reading

Anthony Joseph World People

Anthony Joseph - World People 03 (The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix Part 2)

Anthony Joseph is now one of our 'resident DJs' with this third mix, the second part of his The Rubber Orchestras Paris DJs Mix: From the Plantation to the Revolution (get the part 1 here) and also the third volume of our World People series. We had the chance to meet him last week in Paris, and even if we knew it while listening to his albums and mixes, we can assure you the man has got the...

Continue reading

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Rubber Orchestras - out on Heavenly Sweetness

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Rubber Orchestras (CD/2xLP/Digital) Heavenly Sweetness/Naïve HS048, 2011-09-12 "The griot is the sound of universal culture." The opening words of his third album (after Leggo de Lion on Kindred Spirits in 2007 and Bird Head son in 2009) introduces us to the universe of Anthony Joseph. Born in Trinidad and based in UK since 20 years, Anthony is one...

Continue reading