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Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic and Chico Mann

Ocote Soul Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Quantic & Chico Mann (7", Wonderwheel Recordings, 2016)

The last time Antibalas was in Paris, we had the chance to listen to a few new tracks from the Ocote Soul Sounds project - extracted from recent recording sessions gathering Martin Perna (Antibalas), Adrian Quesada (Brownout/Echocentrics) and Quantic (Tru Thoughts) — three of the most talented producers of their generations working together! After many months' wait, here's finally some vinyl news...

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Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living feat U-Roy and Alice Russell

Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living (feat. U-Roy & Alice Russell) (12", Tru Thoughts, 2016)

As a preview for '1000 Watts', the third album from his cumbia-reggae-dub project Flowering Infernow (out of a total of 17th full-lengths!) scheduled for mid-june, Quantic releases a month before on 12 inch vinyl a superb first single, with guests Jamaican deejay and godfather of the style U-Roy, and for the chorus, soul singer and long-time collaborator Alice Russell. A first, very successful...

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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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Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2

Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2 (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

The first volume of the 'Tru Thoughts Covers' compilation series was released in september 2009 (info here), it was quite an essential collection of versions of standards and neo-standards. 6 years later comes the follow-up, aptly titled 'Tru Thoughts Covers 2', available as a 17 tracks CD or 7 tracks LP (with a card to download the full CD). Once again, the selection gathers some great covers...

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presents The Western Transient - A New Constellation

Quantic presents The Western Transient - A New Constellation (Deluxe 2LP/CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

After seven years in Colombia, Quantic relocated to New York, and after a tour around the American states with his band, he decided to record, on magnetic tape through an Ampex tape machine, an album of spontaneous instrumental jazz with a cast of Los Angeles studio musicians. In the vein of the classic west coast soul & jazz recordings from the past, most of the album is all about breezy...

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Quantic - Spark It feat Shinehead

Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead (12", Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Already the 5th single extracted from the may 2014 'Magnetica' album, 'Spark It sees producer Quantic go back to the reggae/dancehall vibes he once stepped a toe in with his Flowering Inferno concept. Featuring guest vocals from late 80s/early 90s Jamaican singer/toaster/rapper from New York Shinehead, don't expect any cumbia here, this is pure retro UK dancehall, roots & catchy! Bonus remixes...

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The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for exporting digital products (that's a 20% downfall for us in France on digital exports). Most have...

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Quantic - Painting Silhouettes

Quantic - Painting Silhouettes (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Out early february 2015, this new single from the unstoppable Quantic is already the fifth one extracted from the fabulous 'Magnetica' album, after 'Muevelo Negro', 'Duvido', 'You Will Return' and 'La Plata'!! A bittersweet folk/pop affair in the vein of The Kings Of Convenience, this rather personal tune sees Will Holland taking the lead on vocals while playing his father's banjo. It's not really...

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Ghost Writerz Sharp And Ready Selection

Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection

"The Ghost Writerz step cross with an exclusive-jammed mix of dubplates and pre-release material. You ready for this?" While a majority of labels shift their focus on reissues (with no production costs) and live bands (with a simple old school business model: touring and selling merch), there still are a few out there who do the real job: digging "in the now", finding, signing...

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Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary

Various - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (2CD/3LP boxset, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts Recordings is already 15 years old, and still one of the leading labels in the UK after all these years. Paris DJs has been having a long and lasting relationship with this imprint for most of those 15 years… Our most faithful readers might remember the 'fansite' that we used to run for a few years (now closed but the content of which has been fully...

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