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Monophonics - Promises Grant Phabao Remix

Monophonics - Promises (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Over the years, San Francisco psychedelic funksters Monophonics have became crucial to Paris DJs' selections, with no less than 6 appearances in the mixes (check here). Their fifth LP 'In Your Brain' released on Ubiquity Records was one of the 10 best albums of 2012. After a couple of covers self-released as free downloads ('I'd Be Nowhere Today' originally by The Nu People from 1969 and 'My...

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Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix

Shawn Lee - Planet Of The Capes Mix

It's always hard to follow all the cool things Shawn Lee. New records all the time, radio show very week, collaborations all over… But having the tiger mask man actually coming to play live in Paris is a rare treat. And since he'll be playing at l'Alimentation Générale with French electro-acoustic band M.A Beat! on june 12th, we're happy to invite him for for this eclectic guest mix on Paris DJs!...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 5

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.5

Some people just stream. Some take a subscription to a streaming service and they feel they have all the music they need at their disposal, anytime. One thing's for sure, they're passing on the cool free music downloads we're hunting for this series of selections. Those are often special tracks, mashups, remixes aiming towards DJs or to showcase some music skills; to which we try to add a vast...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 4

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised nearly 4000€ to press a new vinyl LP, it was kinda obvious to balance our karma and offer a new mix in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web. So, what's the best way to start a mix or a compilation? A Brownout tune, of course! We've found a rare Rock-Funk-Latin-Psych cover of The Beatles by our friends from...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Albums

Paris DJs presents The 10 Best Albums of 2012

This entry concludes our 'best of 2012' series with a selection of our 10 favorite albums of the year. Hands down, The Souljazz Orchestra ruled with their totally ridiculous album - and yep, 'ridiculous' means it's really great!. Not far behind, the Paris DJs Soundsystem compilation follows, and from Australia Papa Chango complete the podium. Those 3 albums have all in common their modern...

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 Souljazz Orchestra Hidden Orchestra Monophonics Live in Paris October 2012

The Souljazz Orchestra, Monophonics or Hidden Orchestra live shows in Paris tonite (october 10th, 2012)!!!

Tonight (wednesday october 10th) is a great night to go out and see/hear some live music if you're in Paris! The always amazing Souljazz Orchestra will be rocking La Bellevilloise with an Afrobeat/Latin/Funk show, celebrating their new (and fantastic) album Solidarity. Totally unique electro-jazz band and mixtape maestros from Scotland Hidden Orchestra will blow minds away at Petit Bain while...

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 3

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3

When I was younger you couldn't find funky, soulful or psychedelic Afro music at all in France. Then I stumbled upon a used Fela CD and with the arrival of the 21st century I discovered Antibalas. Both rocked my musical world and changed my life forever. Flash forward to 2012 and I now run the Paris DJs music agency, producing with label partner Grant Phabao the same kind of Afro music I fell in...

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Monophonics In Your Brain

Monophonics - In Your Brain - out on Ubiquity Records

Monophonics - In Your Brain (CD/2xLP/Digital) Ubiquity Records UR299, 2012-05-15 Monophonics are a San Francisco soul/funk band we've been following quite some time. We played their afrofunk track Ageless feat. Karl Denson from their 2010 album Into The Infrasounds (check here), we've selected for the upcoming third volume of the series their epic afro/funk/jam thing Baobab Tree from their 2007...

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Akale Wube Mata

Paris DJs Playlist - April 2012

This april selection is heavy on the afro, funk and soul, but since this is exactly what we're producing in our own studios right now, it fits perfectly our current mood - we can only hope you're on the same kind of wavelength… As always, we strongly advise labels to check our Community Management services to learn how and why it's useful to get indexed, played or reviewed on Paris DJs… here are...

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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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