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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)


Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to Afrobeat. When Loik arrived at Radio Nova in 1986 (he was radio programmer there between 1987 and...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 008

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#08 - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


"Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors" truly is one of Paris DJs' more loveable projects. It's one of the most accomplished of the "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CD/digital compilations. It's a magnificent piece of visual art, one of the best-ever works from French illustrator Ben Hito. The poster version sold out quite fast, so we were quite excited to see what...

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A Collective Vision Of Peace

A Collective Vision Of Peace (Free download single, self-released, 2015)


"Following the events that occurred in several countries and closer to us in Paris and in response to the media and community’s reactions, we have decided to gather around between friends and record a version of Los Hermanos, written by Atahualpa Yupanqui, to advocate the importance of being united. Hatred breeds hatred. War breeds war." Subscribe to the podcast here or there....

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PARIS DJS BEST OF 2014

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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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra feat Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru - Talking and Singing

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra feat. Sandra Nkaké & Jî Drû - Talking & Singing (T-shirt/Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)


Talking & Singing unites together the forces of 3 unique players: Paris-based Franco-Cameroonian singer & actress Sandra Nkaké; composer, singer & flute player Jî Drû; reggae, ska, soul, and afrofunk producer Grant Phabao. The resulting piece is an amazing piece of afro-funk, blending the Norman Whitefield psychedelic soul style of The Temptations with African percussion, heavy...

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Doctor L Wisdom Of Life

Doctor L - Wisdom Of Life (2CD, Comet, 2014)


Having launched a label with Doctor L a few years back (Colored-Inc.), on which we released together 16 albums of in a bit more than a year, I'm not suprised by the quality and amount of music he's putting out these days. 'Wisdom Of Life' is the closing part of a trilogy that started with 'We Got Lost' (one of the best albums of 2012) followed the next year by 'The Great Depression' (one of the...

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Soiree Drugstore Studio de l Ermitage Paris

Soirée Drugstore #1 w/ Bombay Offshore, Antoine Berjeaut Wasteland feat. Mike Ladd


First edition of the Drugstore Malone label parties is on this thursday, october 23 at Studio de l'Ermitage in Paris, with two bands from the electro/jazz/hip hop scene presenting their new releases. Come and move your soul with us at this great party at 8h30 PM on the sounds of Wasteland (Antoine Berjeaut feat. Mike Ladd, Julien Lourau, Franck Vaillant, Olivier Lété + very special guests Sandra...

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Antoine Berjeaut WasteLand feat Mike Ladd Remix LP

Antoine Berjeaut WasteLand feat. Mike Ladd - Remix LP (CD/Digital album, Paris DJs)


French trumpeter and composer Antoine Berjeaut presents 'WasteLand Remix LP'. Two month after his debut album as a leader on Fresh Sound New Talent Rec 'WasteLand Feat. Mike Ladd', juggling with contemporary jazz, beat music and electronic live sounds, Antoine Berjeaut expand the realms of spiritual jazz through a brand new 'Remix LP'. The music freely unfolds at the frontier of Beat music scene,...

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Sandra Nkake Ji Dru Journey

Sandra Nkaké and Jî Drû - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour


After the 'Inspirations' mix celebrating the release of Sandra Nkaké's second album 'Nothing For Granted', Paris DJs are glad to welcome the lady back, along with her partner in crime Jî Dru, for a new exclusive mix, this time selecting the sounds that went through their ears while touring… 'We create, we breathe, we share music as we tour around the world, and we feed our fire with artists that...

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Paris DJs Playlist July 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - July 2013


Paris DJs' second playlist of the summer is all about some recent Afro & Latin releases and reissues from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, USA, France and many other countries, with some detours through 70s Jazz from Germany, Parisian Pop & Soul from the Jî Dru & Sandra Nkaké collaborations and the new Tru Thoughts compilation coming straight from Brighton.Thanks to Maurico @ Bixiga 70,...

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