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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (CD/LP/T-shirt, Paris DJs, 2017)

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm...

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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

6th of September - It's Kologbo Day! A 4th track revealed from "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP, featuring Tony Allen, Pat Thomas & Ayo

Paris DJs followers should be aware by now, we're not joking, every 6th of the month is Kologbo day! Later this year on upcoming 6ths of the month we'll unveil some brand new productions recorded this summer, but until then we're proud to keep on revealing new tunes from Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70 brand new album "Africa Is The Future", to be released at the end of this...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends and Family Vol 2

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.2

Following up where we left off with the first volume, here’s the second part of our "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We’ve left you last week with a 25-tracks selection of American friends, let’s now check out the rest of the world, with 25 more productions and reissues originating...

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Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band New Morning

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band - Thursday, June 2nd at New Morning (Paris)

It was one of the highlights of 2015, both on record (full review and album stream here) or live (october 8th at New Morning in Paris). This thursday Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band will be back with their funky & soulful Ghanean vibes on the New Morning stage and we can't advise you enough not to miss this show!...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 8

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8

Gathering some of the best free download we could grab during the last 3/4 months, this new mix is quite eclectic, from hip hop to reggae, minimal afro-electro, funk, disco, post-punk, Ghanaian soul or Afrofunk. We keep on sourcing new music relentlessly. Hopefully DJs and bedroom DJs will find a few gems for their sets in there… and in all cases everyone is in for a one-hour-long trip of cool,...

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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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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2015)

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff is an American saxophonist and composer who lives in Berlin. He has played and recorded with The Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Whitefield Brothers, Franck Biyong, Tony Allen or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. In 2007 he released with his band Afrobeat Academy an album with Fela's guitarist Oghene Kologbo, 'Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti'. That same band...

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Pat Thomas intrduces Marijata

Pat Thomas introduces Marijata (CD/LP, Academy LPs, 2015 reissue)

Born in 1951 in Kumasi, Ghana, the highlife vocalist, Pat Thomas, made his name with his band the Sweet Beans. He began his carreer in 1969 with the Broadway Dance Band, leaving a year later to join the Uhuru Dance Band. Then he played with Ebo Taylor's Blue Monks and finally formed the Sweet Beans in 1973. They released 'False Lover' in 1974, then split and-reformed as Marijata, releasing...

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Marijata - This Is Marijata (LP, Academy LPs, 2011 reissue)

Marijata - This Is Marijata (LP) Academy LPs ALP 006, 2011-03-08 The core trio of the Ghanaian funk band Marijata got its start as the Sweet Beans - a highlife combo sponsored by the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board. Hard-hitting, hair-rising, Afro-fuzz from Ghana, This is Marijata is the toughest and most sought-after African Funk records of them all! Recorded in 1976, this album is the standard by...

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Analog Africa 8 - Various - Afro-Beat Airways - West African Shock Waves - Ghana & Togo 1972-1979

Various - Afro-Beat Airways West African Shock Waves – Ghana & Togo 1972-1979 (CD/2xLP) Analog Africa n°8, 2010-08-03 Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa. No effort has been spared! To document these 15 irresistible tracks and the music...

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