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Paris DJs Playlist January 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2014

2014 starts at top speed with an avalanche of new releases, singles, EPs, albums, compilations and mixes. Here's the lowdown on everything that's been happening on Paris DJs' stereo this month. Afrobeat, Re-edits, salsa, Brazilian soul, reggae, hip hop, jazz, electro, rock, disco, afrofunk, afro-rap, folk, alternative soul, funk, boom bap, americana, caribbean, ethio-jazz, psychedelic & groove...

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Howeefeel - People Of The World (Limited 45, Family Groove Records, 2013)

Wanna feel good with some new old stuff? Here's a 1977 previously unreleased soul gem with a massive drum break from Chicago's Davis Import, in their earlier incarnation as Howeefeel. With the bass taking up a big chunk of the sound, you won't be disappointed by the catchiness of this tune! It's only available as a clear vinyl 45 limited to 300 copies which should disappear quite fast from the...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.1

This might be the beginning of a new monthly series… Here's a first Soundcloud set of cool selections of Reggae, Ethio-Jazz, Soul, Funk, Breaks, Afrofunk, Afropop, Bollywood Psych, Latin, Ska and more…...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Contenders

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012

10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders!...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Singles

Paris DJs presents The 20 Best Singles of 2012

This selection of the best singles of the year 2012 was not an easy one to aggregate... Well a list is a list. You might not be surprised to find in there Adrian Quesada (Brownout, The Echocentrics), Grant Phabao (Franck Biyong, The Lone Ranger, Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra), Marco Benevento, The Budos Band or Ticklah - who have all been heavily featured on Paris DJs along the years. 2012...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Gut-Wrenching and Soul-Shaking Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Gut-Wrenching & Soul-Shaking Covers

This is the 2nd is a series of 10 mixes of thematic covers hosted on 10 different blogs/websites, announcing or celebrating the Paris DJs mix #400 to be aired at right after christmas… We're proud have one of our resident DJs DustyTape from Paris re-ignite his music blog for us (and you can also check his fly fishing site)!. This mix, as the title implies, is all about covers full of pure...

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Paris DJs Playlist November 2012

Paris DJs Playlist - November 2012

We've reached a point where we're starting to receive each month more links to free downloads (44%) than links to promotional digital downloads (43%). The physical records, vinyl or CD, are far behind, with only 13% of what arrives at the studios. As music pros, you'll understand we keep our focus on artists and labels who are producing and releasing products you can touch and feel. As DJs, we're...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benvento

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents the melody-driven sound of Marco Benevento

Here's our 45mn mixed introduction to Marco Benevento's music. We've also prepared a nice interview for you to read while listening to the mix - in english or en français!Get on the bus and enjoy the ride....

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Marco Benevento

Interview with Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento is a talented keyboardist from the New York jazz avant-groove scene. He's at ease on almost every existing genre (classy melodies, heavy psychedelic and electric sets in the manner of Miles Davis' electric period, pop, groove, funk, etc.) or keyboards' type. This brilliant improvisator is involved in a great variety of exciting projects and he co-founded the excellent Royal Potato...

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Marco Benevento

Entretien avec Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento est un jeune claviériste bien connu de la scène jazz et indé new-yorkaise. Un pied dans le groove et un pied dans l'expérimentation, il appartient à une tradition sophistiquée de musiciens qui explose tous les codes et les genres, passant, d'un projet à l'autre, d'élégantes mélodies pop et presque classiques, au gros son psychédélique des années électriques et psychédéliques de...

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