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Paris DJs Wearplay LP 005

Grant Phabao & RacecaR - Wearplay LP#05 - A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The fifth in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production is an album already released on vinyl and CD last year, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. It was conceived as a hip hop album that wouldn't be beatmaking (hip hop beats), but would incorporate rapping over organic grooves such as afrofunk, soul, jazz, ska or reggae, with vocals from...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 004

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#04 - Tropical Eiffel Tower (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Paris DJs' first week of daily "Wearplay EPs" combining clothing, graphics and music production ends with a bang. Illustrator Ben Hito has designed an amazingly beautiful Eiffel Tower set in tropical surroundings, printed on a high-quality Made in France T-shirt, and for the assembly of four songs from the Paris DJs catalog (offered as a complementary download with the Tee), we've...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 002

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#02 - Heavyweight Gambit (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The "Wearplay EP" series is an innovative brand new concept, combining clothing, graphics and music production — with a new hybrid work released every day of the week! For this Wearplay EP #02, illustrator Ben Hito has adapted Paris DJs' artwork from the "Heavyweight Gambit, No Holds Barred!" compilation, we've printed this re-design on a Made in France T-shirt, and picked...

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Atlantis Jazz Ensemble - Oceanic Suite

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble - Oceanic Suite (CD/LP, Marlow Records, 2016)


Two musicians from the Souljazz Orchestra escape from their main act, into a parallel project, a quintet called the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble — and it's a complete success. No afro-funk grooves and other dancing tunes here, but night-timed, melancholic instrumentals, in the finest tradition of modal jazz - esoteric or spiritual. A timeless record, an instant classic ending with a sublime composition,...

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Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queens

Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queens (CD/LP, Paris DJs, 2016)


Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician, he manages nonetheless to find the time for audio production, remixes and synch music....

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Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids - We Be All Africans

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans (CD/LP, Strut Records, 2016)


The San Francisco ensemble The Pyramids is back after the reissues of its 1970s cult albums, a tour all over Europe in 2015, and an unstoppable 45 released right afterwards, last summer, on the German label Philophon: 'Rhapsody In Berlin'. A little gem of spiritual, funky afro-jazz produced by Max Weissenfeld (Poets Of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers), to be found also on this cosmic jazz album, an...

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Mop Mop - Lunar Love

Mop Mop - Lunar Love (CD/2LP, Agogo Records, 2016)


Andrea Benini is a brilliant Italian musician based in Berlin. His band Mop Mop is a 10-year old afro/jazz project that varies in size for concerts, recording, and touring. Every 2/3 years they come back to freshens up our ears with a new album rather different from the previous one, while keeping up with a kind of conceptual continuity. Trinidanian singer/poet Anthony Joseph is invited once...

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Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queens

Etienne de la Sayette "Maputo Queens" LP - Support Paris DJs' 4th crowdfunding campaign


Help Paris DJs press a limited edition vinyl LP and CD of Etienne de la Sayette's solo album 'Maputo Queens', along with some new t-shirts & sweatshirts, all illustrated by graphic artist Ben Hito. Support Paris DJs' Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank...

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Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu Akale Wube Remix

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)


Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR. Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an unstoppable afro-funk-hip-hop monster, this 'Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix)' keep its rhymes evoking...

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Akale Wube Fitsum Minwalkulet Racecar

Akalé Wubé + RacecaR & Fitsum Minwalkulet - Friday, december 11th at Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris)


Masterful Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé wiil be back at Le Studio de l'Ermitage for a show featuring our collaborator MC RacecaR once again! The timing is perfect since we just released a brand new single, with RacecaR on vocals and Akalé Wubé backing him! Check it below or here. >> facebook event...

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