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Todd Simon - Jazz on 45 Vol 2

Todd Simon - Jazz On 45 Vol.2

You can't even begin to imagine how much we DON'T endorse Mixcloud. The site just doesn't fit with the publishing of mixes standard we've developped for more than 10 years at Paris DJs. Which is why it's very nice to see our collegue Todd Simon uploading his 'Jazz on 45' mixes on Soundcloud, with a full write-up, including all the art covers and a track-by-track commentary, available on Wax...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2013 Reissues

16 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2013

While the mainstream has become more and more insipid, nostalgia of the past has been quite a big thing once again this year. Alas many labels have ducked out of our pages in 2013. Now-Again, Numero Group, Daptone, Luaka Bop, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Light In The Attic and many many others have joined the ranks of labels who have been disappearing from the radar here… Thankfully some concerned...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 9

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.10

Paris DJs are trying to keep on a bi-monthly schedule with this 'Soundcloud Selection' series... A mega program of two and half hours, with many many new releases, stuff to discover, like and share, some edits, a few of their own productions, picked through hours of Soundcloud digging, for your aural pleasure, it's a treat not to miss! For more extravaganza selections, reviews, etc., check the...

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Mr Bongo Paris DJs Collection

Focus on : Mr Bongo Recordings (UK)

Mr Bongo started in 1989 as a record shop in London. In 1999 it moved to Brighton and closed its shops in 2003. Now a label featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, Reggae, African and Jazz music, Mr Bongo seriously came to our attention in 2006, with the superb dancefloor Brazilian Funk compilation 'Brazilian Beats Brooklyn' , one that rarely leaves the DJ bag. The same year they also...

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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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Paris DJs Playlist June 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - June 2013

Paris DJs' first playlist of the summer is an international and temporal journey through 60/70s Guinean music, 70s Nigerian Funk, 70s/80s Kenyan recordings, 21st century Afrofunk from all over the globe, more sounds of today with some UK Funk & Soul, Brazilian Hip Hop, Afrobeat and New Baile Funk, concluding with some American or Jamaican Reggae made in France. Thanks to Simon @ Accent-Presse,...

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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 February 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - February 2013

February 2013 was a short month, as every year, but that didn't stop independant labels and artists to overwhelm us with download links and promotional records. As usual, we've focused on the vinyl, the glorious vinyl that some inflexible producers keep on putting out, from the Mocambo Records camp who hit us with delicous raw funk, from Mr Bongo Records who's just reissued two Ebo Taylor gems...

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Roots Kulcha

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Roots Kulcha

Is this the 12th volume of the 21st Century Roots series? It's been a long time since we plunged into all those new roots reggae, dub, dancehall, ska and hip hop grooves that are getting released all over the world. We've included the stellar reggae remix of Selah Sue by our operator Grant Phabao for those who haven't got the free virtual release yet, and a superb unreleased remix from our irie...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Pomp and Circumstance

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Pomp & Circumstance

This one is mainly a warm-up mix in black and white (hence the title and artwork), presenting contemporary and international mento, ska, reggae & dub with young blood and legends. Lee Scratch Perry's got the final and mystic word with his under-exposed last release Rise Again (superbly crafted by Bill Laswell, with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Bernie Worrell on keys), a title which sounds...

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