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Kologbo - Dont Mind Them

Kologbo - Don't Mind Them (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)


'Don't Mind Them' is the first single extracted from Oghene Kologbo's long-awaited second album 'Africa Is The Future' , to be released in december 2016 on Paris DJs. Kologbo was Fela Kuti's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. It was only in 2007 that he put out his first solo album, 'Remember Fela' , with the berlin-based Afrobeat Academy (which would later on evolve into Ebo Taylor's band for his...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International and Tropical Grooves Experience

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International & Tropical Grooves Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)


5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators....

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Paris DJs October 2015 Live Recommandations

October 2015 Recommended Live Shows in Paris


The amount of cool shows happening in Paris or close during this month of october is just plain ridiculous. Even ourselves keep on mixing up the dates of all the upcoming ones we absolutely don't want to miss! So we thought it could be useful to chronologically list all the ones we feel could be interesting. Maybe we'll meet at some of those gigs?...

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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth feat Muyiwa Kunnuji

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth feat. Muyiwa Kunnuji (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)


Killer afrofunk bombs are dropping regularly with the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra project. After one limited (and sold out) 45, 'Ogun', two very limited t-shirt singles, 'Talking & Singing' and 'The Wow!', and two instrumental tracks released on the Paris DJs Soundsystem 'Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory' LP, 'Ymoja' and 'Mazouglave', all featuring heavyweight musicians from the...

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Les Freres Smith - Free To Go

©© Les Frères Smith - Free To Go (CD/2LP, self-released, 2015)


Four years after their first album ' Contreband Mentality', French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith is finally back with a new full-length release. Second albums are always the hardest, so the Paris-based collective took their time and it was well worth the wait! The album is a mesmerizing tour-de-force in funky Afro music recorded and produced in Paris, with great interplay between...

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra Pulsion

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion (CD/2LP, Ubiquity Records, 2014)


Behind one of the best Jazz bands in France is one mastermind: Masta Conga, surrounding himself by many guests, mostly from Parisian afrobeat band Les Frères Smith. This is already their 4th album (the 2nd one on Ubiquity Records), and their best yet: still exploring psychedelic jazz realms, but this time leaning heavily towards groovy soundtracks and library music. Think early-70s Herbie Hancock...

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Grant Phabao AFRODYETE Itchin For Your Love

Grant Phabao & AFRODYETE - Itchin' For Your Love / Feelin' You Feelin' Me (Limited 45, Paris DJs, 2014)


The first 45 of Grant Phabao and AFRODYETE is a killer double A-sider, with a storming and entrancing, super hot, sexy and smoking soulful ska burner on one side, and some seriously soulful vocals over one of Grant Phabao's brand new Afrofunk riddims, featuring additional horn recordings from Les Frères Smith on the flip. Buy on Bandcamp or Juno...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 7

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.7


This seventh Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is an extravaganza spectacular selection of 50 tracks, with a lot fo Afro tunes, some Reggae goodies, Latin bits, hip Hop bombs and more… All killer, no filler, and plenty of choice tracks for you to share!! The 'Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection' is now a bi-monthly series, with every odd number a selection of cool tracks to listen to as a full radio show,...

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Les Freres Smith Free Live Show

Free live show from Les Frères Smith on saturday, august, 31st in Paris!!


Next saturday if you're in Paris, we've picked a free show that we advise you not to miss!! Our treasured French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith will be doing a one hour free outdoor show at the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge…...

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Grant Phabao Afrodyete Itchin For Your Love

Grant Phabao & AFRODYETE - Itchin' For Your Love (Digital Single, Paris DJs)


While singing & touring with The Breakestra, AFRODYETE stopped twice a Paris DJs' studios to record some new productions with multi-talented French producer Grant Phabao. This is her first single with Paris DJs, 'Itchin' For Your Love', a storming and entrancing soulful ska burner, super hot, sexy and smoking! Love is AFRODYETE's true mission and she wants everyone to feel her “friendly...

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