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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 7

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7

While we're trying to move heaven & earth for our 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, we don't forget that sometimes some of the best things are life are totally free and need no 'help me fund my project' shout-outs all over. Hence this new volume of our ongoing series of mixes focusing on free download tracks we've been able to find on the web recently… starting with Paris-based MC RacecaR who's...

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The Cactus Channel Cobaw

The Cactus Channel - Cobaw / Fool’s Gold (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)

If you haven't heard the first two albums from Australian instrumental soul/funk band The Cactus Channel, but have reached the age of 50 and own a Rolex, then you got it all wrong and somehow your life is a failure. But rejoice! The band is super busy at the moment to with tonnes of releases scheduled… including another super special 45, which should follow the brand new one they've just put out,...

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The Meltdown - Better Days

The Meltdown - Better Days (7'", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)

It seems the success of The Bamboos after their crossover into pop landscapes has inspired other Australian soul bands… The Meltdown might be one of those, adding the classy HopeStreet Recordings retro soul production to some blues/country/gospel songwriting and a sweet, soulful voice. If the A-side, 'Better Days' should clearly aim for radio & synch with its poppy appeal and optimistic...

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The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for exporting digital products (that's a 20% downfall for us in France on digital exports). Most have...

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Hopestreet Cosmetic Love

1-6 - Cosmetic Love b/w The Public Opinion Six - Jappo (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)

Today a nice surprise lands in Paris DJs' mailbox. And by 'mailbox' I totally don't mean 'e-mail box' but the real life one. The one where, regularly, artists and labels send some cool records for us to check and eventually review. Not the one where so many people throw gigabytes of digital links into every day, hoping we'll find the time to download, unarchive, sort, tag, listen and write about....

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Emma Donovan and The PutBacks - Dawn

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - Dawn (CD/LP, HopeStreet Recordings, 2014)

The PutBacks is one of the rising funk bands in Australia. They came to our attention in 2011 with their first two 45s, 'Diamond Cutter' and 'Busted', and we were lucky to be able to license the b-side of their latest single 'Spanish Harlem on friendly label HopeStreet Recordings, for Paris DJs first soul/funk compilation 'Killas, Thrillas & Chillas'. The tune ('The Worm') is one of best...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 3

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nélo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol.1 (Limited 2LP, Paris DJs, 2014)

Paris DJs starts doing vinyl releases, with many collectable pressings, a six 45s boxset named "VINYL IS GOOD FOR YOU", and this double vinyl LP compilation "DIS IS REGGAE SOUL VOL.1", all about Jamaican grooves - Reggae, Rub-a-Dub and Ska!! Featuring Afrodyete (The Breakestra), Carlton Livingston, Grant Phabao, Jungle Fire, Leroy Gibbon, Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada,...

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Paris DJs Playlist May June July August 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - May/June/July/August 2014

This playlist has been a few months in the making... We were kinda busy with our crowdfunding campaign this summer, but managed to get back on our feet and finally publish this mega-post filled with 49 short or not-that-short reviews of new singles, albums and compilations we received at Paris DJs those last months! As usual, this playlist focuses on the physical records sent to us, promo CD of...

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The Bombay Royale The Island of Dr Electrico

The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr Electrico (CD/LP, Hopestreet Recordings, 2014)

Two years ago, we introduced our readers/listeners to the sound of The Bombay Royale with their first album 'You Me Bullet Love', evoking The Budos Band with tablas on acid in a Sergio Leone movie, or Quentin Tarantinow doing the soundtrack for a Bollywood movie… The Melbourne-based band is now back with a second long player, 'The Island Of Dr Electrico', an addictive new blend of 70s Indian or...

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