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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends and Family Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1


For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would...

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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...

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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - Mi Watusi - out on Freestyle Records


Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - Mi Watusi (CD/LP/Digital) Freestyle Records FSRCD087, 2011-06-06 Rays' teenage years in New York saw him immersed in the vibrant Big Apple music scene, working as a roadie, band manager, studio engineer and label manager before taking to the stage in alternative rock and latin ska bands in the early 1990s and eventually forming Kokolo Afrobeat, who...

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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - Swingy Boogaloo - out on Freestyle Records


Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - Swingy Boogaloo (7"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR7067, 2011-05-16 Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised on the lower east side of Manhattan, Ray Lugo has experienced such an enormous variety of music in his life time, from attending gigs by Fania Records super stars with his parents as a young boy, though to being a roadie on the Beastie Boys...

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Smoove Presents Mo' Record Kicks Act II - out on Record Kicks


Smoove Presents Mo' Record Kicks Act II (CD/Digital) Record Kicks RKX037, 2011-04-18 Mo' Record Kicks is back! And Act II is an even heavier collection of Record Kicks exclusives, b-sides, remixes and material that appears on CD and compilation for the very first time. The man behind this fine selection of RK sounds needs no introduction, DJ/Producer smoove has been an avid collector of all that...

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Various - Contemporary Afro Beat - out on Tramp Records


Various - Contemporary Afro Beat: A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World (CD/LP/Digital) Tramp Records TRLP/CD-9010, 2011-02-14 This, the third volume in the Contemporary... series is indeed very special as it is simultaneously the tenth album released on Tramp Records. Afro Beat, the original hybrid of Jazz, Funk and West African highlife...

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Brownout Aguilas and Cobras Remixed and Regrooved

Brownout - Pole Position (Grant Phabao remix) - on Aguilas and Cobras Remixed and Regrooved (Six Degrees)


Brownout, the Psychedelic Latin Funk alter ego of Grupo Fantasma, heated up dance-floors and critic's lists around the world with last year's Aguilas & Cobras record. The group's trademark soulful beats, psychedelic guitar excursions, tough grooves and ultra-tight horn arrangements have now been handed over to a dream team of remixers from the electronic dance, funk, cumbia & nu-groove...

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21st Century Afro Extravaganza

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza


The Paris DJs extended family has among the most pro-active in spreading the good word about worldwide African music. Celebrating the recent releases by One Foot In Jail or Franck Biyong on our brand new Colored-Inc. label, and announcing the upcoming albums from Oghene Kologbo (thru Kraked) or Ebo Taylor (thru Strut), here's nearly 4 hours of 21st century afrojazz, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, afrofunk...

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Mo' Record Kicks - B-sides, exclusives & remixes for forward-thinking cats


Various - Mo' Record Kicks B-sides, exclusives & remixes for forward-thinking cats (CD/LP) Record Kicks RKX030/RKX030LP, 2010-03-22 MO' Record Kicks is a new compilation full of exclusive new singles from Record Kicks' established as well as newly signed artists together with remixes and b-sides previously available only on 7". Almost all tracks here see the light on CD and compilation...

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Diesler - Tracks On The Rocks


Diesler - Tracks On The Rocks (CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD044, 2009-02-23 The compilation which features 14 remixes, either by or for Diesler, combines styles ranging from hip hop, afro and jazz to broken beat and funk. Also don't miss the exclusive reggae remix by Grant Phabao available here!...

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