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Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing Remixes

Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing Remixes (Digital EP) Tru Thoughts TRUDD159, 2015-12-11

First self-released in 2005, then reissued by Tru Thoughts in 2007, the Hot 8 Brass Band cover of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing' quickly became a DJ bag must-have for all the cool party DJs, an instant classic bringing smiles to many audiences, small or large. The band re-recorded the tune this year for their 20th anniversary celebration and album (full info here), and a digital single is released...

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Hot 8 Brass Band - Vicennial - 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band - Vicennial - 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band (2LP/CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Brighton's finest, Tru Thoughts Recordings, noticed in 2005 the (now classic) luscious brass band cover of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing by a brass band from New Orleans rather still unknown in Europe at the time, the mighty Hot 8 Brass Band. The English label licensed their self-released album 'Rock With The Hot 8' in 2007 and it's been a glorifiying alliance between the two since then, with two...

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Hot 8 Brass Band - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Hot 8 Brass Band - Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Two weeks prior to the release of their 20th anniversary-celebrating Vicennial' album, the Hot 8 Brass Band present a brand new, double A-side digital single, opening with a fantastic cover of The Temptations' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' dressed in New Orleans marching style with the Hot 8 signature sound, and complemented by another cover, of the gospel tune 'We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of...

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Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2

Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2 (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

The first volume of the 'Tru Thoughts Covers' compilation series was released in september 2009 (info here), it was quite an essential collection of versions of standards and neo-standards. 6 years later comes the follow-up, aptly titled 'Tru Thoughts Covers 2', available as a 17 tracks CD or 7 tracks LP (with a card to download the full CD). Once again, the selection gathers some great covers...

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Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary

Various - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (2CD/3LP boxset, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts Recordings is already 15 years old, and still one of the leading labels in the UK after all these years. Paris DJs has been having a long and lasting relationship with this imprint for most of those 15 years… Our most faithful readers might remember the 'fansite' that we used to run for a few years (now closed but the content of which has been fully...

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Chef The Film Soundtrack

Chef Movie Sountrack (CD/Digital, Milan Records, 2014)

Jon Favreau is back in the writer/ actor /director chair with Chef, his latest concoction. The soundtrack album, featuring a song selection by KCRW’s own Mathieu Schreyer, perfectly mirrors the road trip of the movie. For each town, a sample of food and music: salsa-infused Miami to the sounds of Pete Rodriguez and the reggae beats of Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger and Carlton Livingston,, the...

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Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013

This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing...

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Paris DJs Playlist April 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - April 2013

April 2013 was not the most active month we've had so far on the CD and vinyl front from other labels and artists. Thankfuly Nik Weston sent us a trilogy of his latest and upcoming releases on Mukatsuku Records, Ping Pong Promotion in France fed us with news from the Ninja Tune and Big Dada labels and the expanded edition of the Pepe Deluxé album, Tru Thoughts Recordings, Tramp Records and Analog...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Deep Brass and Blazing Horns Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Deep Brass & Blazing Horns Covers

This is the 6th 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… You'll find it exclusively through the Inna Di Mood savourous podcast based on tasty mixes of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dub, Electro, Afrobeat and more... This mix is all about the horns, which might explain all the brass...

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Paris DJs Playlist October 2012

Paris DJs Playlist - October 2012

Woah October was heavy on the release side! As a label Paris DJs delivered new singles from Carlton Livingston and Pompidoo, a new album from Franck Biyong and the first compilation of Afro/Tropical grooves gathered by the Paris DJs Soundsystem… while as a media we received no less than 150 albums on all formats! It's quite hard to digest but we're trying our best, starting with this playlist, a...

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