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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985 1986 1987 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 26

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 & 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26


We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to everyone following this series of mixes of cover songs all recorded or released the same year, but...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 25

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1984 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.25


1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in music… Out of the 12 tracks we picked here, two were already released in 1982 on small labels or pressings, and one was recorded live in Japan in 1983, so we're cheating a little bit. But the point is to make this mix of covers from 1984 enjoyable to the ears, right? It doesn't really matter, we...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 24

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24


Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year 1983, which has been finished for a couple of months already! As you can imagine, since we're...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 23

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23


Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes. Michael Jackson released "Thriller", Prince somehow was already in "1999" while...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 22

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22


From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early electro/hip hop, New Orleans backbeat, deep reggae and leftfield grooves. Even with the hardest constraints,...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 21

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21


Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool & groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on facebook asked if we played Snatch's version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' but we didn't. Digging into...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 20

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20


20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music once again, with reggae adaptations of The Drifters, Sam Theard, Ann Peebles or Bob Dylan, and a...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 19

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19


Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I could list many classic albums out by the likes of Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, Little Feat,...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 18

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.18


1977 was the year of the Punk explosion, but it was also the year the famous Studio 54 opened in New York. Elvis Presley died during the summer, Marc Bolan followed in september, and "Saturday Night Fever" was released at the end of the year. On the albums front, besides the obvious P-Funk gems (Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel), there were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, The Clash,...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 17

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.17


Some say that 1976 wasn't the best year for music. They might be forgetting many great recordings from the likes of Marvin Gaye ('I Want You'), Steely Dan ('The Royal Scam'), Grateful Dead ('Steal your Face'), Parliament ('The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein'), Funkadelic ('Tales of Kidd Funkadelic', 'Hardcore Jollies'), Led Zeppelin ('The Song Remains The Same'), Zappa ('Zoot Allures'), Stevie Wonder...

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