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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)


Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to Afrobeat. When Loik arrived at Radio Nova in 1986 (he was radio programmer there between 1987 and...

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Paris DJs Soul System - Live Dub Session 2018

Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018 (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two decades of music production. From Jamaican soul, ska, rocksteady & reggae to American funk &...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 015

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#15 - Paris DJs Mask & Feathers (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The first season of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay - Music That You Wear" series closes with this 15th episode, a adaptation from French illustrator Ben Hito of his work for the first isssue of the Paris DJs magazine from last year. Digitally printed on a high quality, made in France T-shirt, along with a unique download code on the back, this wonderful African/American...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 014

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Grant Phabao is Paris DJs' in-house producer and sound engineer, and no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae", etc. After releasing albums with Jamaican legends Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger, The Jays or...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 013

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#13 - Paris DJs Soundsystem Eiffelmat (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


For this 13th episode 13 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1), we've recycled French illustrator Ben Hito's first-ever original Paris DJs logo. He had designed it a few years ago in yellow, red & green, for our first (and successful) crowdfunding campaign. It now comes in glorious white, screen-printed on a high-quality Made In France T-shirt, the...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 010

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#10 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The 10th episode in the "Wearplay" series combining arts & craft in clothing, graphics and music looks like King Kong discovering the fire instead of holding the beautiful woman in his hand. In order to musically illustrate this trippy visual from poster artist Ben Hito, we've opted first for Jamaican band The Silvertones and their rocksteady scorcher "Fire" - of course....

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 009

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#09 - Vinyl Is Good For You (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Times flies… It's the 3rd week and already the 9th release in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music. Some people have already yield to temptation, even though the first season of 15 episodes ain't fully published yet. We're hope many more will succumb to the beauty of the Ben Hito designs, the high quality of the cotton-brushed T-shirts, and the well-being and...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 008

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#08 - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


"Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors" truly is one of Paris DJs' more loveable projects. It's one of the most accomplished of the "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CD/digital compilations. It's a magnificent piece of visual art, one of the best-ever works from French illustrator Ben Hito. The poster version sold out quite fast, so we were quite excited to see what...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 006

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#06 - A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


For this 6th episode in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production, French illustrator Ben Hito delivered a revamp of his artwork for the Paris DJs "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" compilation. While the original program dealt with the concepts of unity, twinning and solidarity, this time our musical T-shirt is all about isolation,...

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Paris DJs Wearplay LP 005

Grant Phabao & RacecaR - Wearplay LP#05 - A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


The fifth in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production is an album already released on vinyl and CD last year, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. It was conceived as a hip hop album that wouldn't be beatmaking (hip hop beats), but would incorporate rapping over organic grooves such as afrofunk, soul, jazz, ska or reggae, with vocals from...

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