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Myles Sanko - Forever Dreaming

Myles Sanko - Forever Dreaming (CD/LP, Légère Recordings, 2014)

Born from a French mother and a Ghanean father, UK-based soul singer Myles Sanko released in 2013 a first, critically acclaimed EP, 'Born In Black & White', before delivering his first full-length album, 'Forever Dreaming', during the autumn of 2014. With a voice evoking Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and a few other greats, the man has obviously been listening to the classics a lot. His music...

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

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1

Paris DJs have been hustling social networks for a week now, asking all the fans, friends and family to take out their credit card and support their crowdfunding campaign, in order to press some astonishing vinyl and merchandising. But Paris DJs is not all about the money and wanted to share this carefully mixed selection of tunes to be found as free downloads on the web. Because 'Some of the...

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Paris DJs Playlist January 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2014

2014 starts at top speed with an avalanche of new releases, singles, EPs, albums, compilations and mixes. Here's the lowdown on everything that's been happening on Paris DJs' stereo this month. Afrobeat, Re-edits, salsa, Brazilian soul, reggae, hip hop, jazz, electro, rock, disco, afrofunk, afro-rap, folk, alternative soul, funk, boom bap, americana, caribbean, ethio-jazz, psychedelic & groove...

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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 Soundcloud Selection Vol 12

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.12

Even with the holiday season coming fast on us (stop going out during the week-end days!) there's still a lot of cool new tracks uploaded regularly on Soundcloud, and even more to discover while digging the archives. Among the new discoveries, the Hartley & Wolfe album out on BBE is quite a gem, the latest Analog Africa compilation is a new must-have, Kraked Unit featuring one-half of Paris...

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Paris DJs Playlist May 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - May 2013

Spring is finally upon us in Paris and with it an avalanche of new records reached our decks. From Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal… as if every artist in the U.S. had gone digital, or maybe as if the recent rise in international postage costs overseas was ending the American vinyl and CD business here in Europe. Anyway lots of new music to talk...

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Paris DJs Playlist March 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - March 2013

March 2013 was an exceptional month, with MANY independant labels and artists keeping on hitting us with download links and promotional records. Here's our selection of the best vinyl and CDs we received, a large one for a change (25 releases reviewed!), including of course the fantastic four Paris DJs releases of each of the four previous week, you know the deal by now! We also received an...

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 4

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of course, lots of band from the USA where the Afro fever has now risen to new heights after the success of...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Bag Of Goodies Vol 9

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.9

A full month's worth of promotionnal CDs, vinyl, WAVs and MP3s sent to us at the beginning of this summer 2012 is nearly 200 records. As usual we tried to carefully listen to them all, made a first selection, then chopped it down to… three mixes! So here's the first one, on a Bag Of Goodies eccentric & eclectic tip, soon to be followed by some more soulful house and breakbeat hop menus. Yes...

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Big Pimp Jones Kodoja Soundtrack

Paris DJs Playlist - June 2012

June 2012 was really amazing releases-wise: we received nearly 200 albums on all formats, including 85% of digital links, 10% of CDs sent by friendly labels BBE, Culture Clash, Far Out, Légère, Lovemonk, Perfect Toy, Q-Sounds and Ubiquity Records, one comic book with a soundtrack CD from Big Pimp Jones a 7 inch from Gizelle Smith, and the upcoming new album from The Herbaliser to be released in...

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