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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 3

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.3

Well indeed this is becoming a bi-monthly series! After a first Soundcloud set (published late june) of cool selections of Reggae, Ethio-Jazz, Soul, Funk, Breaks, Afrofunk, Afropop, Bollywood Psych, Latin, Ska and more, we posted a second one, to go along with the june playlist (published early july). We're now mid-july and we've already prepared a new volume, with 25 cool tracks of Reggae, Hip...

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Paris DJs Playlist Janurary 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2013

With big outlet FNAC usual wrongdoings, which we warned about 7 years ago now, and Virgin Megastores closing, with some crookery from the distributors hiding their losses and rushing headlong into the wall, record labels are dying in France. Well not many have ever existed over here, but now they're disappearing at an accelerated speed. Warp Records was among the first ones. Numero Group, Daptone,...

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Interview with Vieux Farka Touré

One year after his last release, the electric The Secret (Six Degrees Records), Vieux Farka Touré makes a comeback with Israeli pianist extraordinaire Idan Raichel. The Touré-Raichel Collective has just released an outstanding 100% improvised record simply called 'The Tel Aviv sessions' (Cumbancha). It's a beauty beyond words, the kind of magic that makes music so special. The story is now quite...

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The Toure-Rachel Collective by Nitzan Treystman

Entretien avec Vieux Farka Touré

Un an après son dernier album, 'The Secret' (Six Degrees), le guitariste malien Vieux Farka Touré est de retour en duo avec le pianiste israélien Idan Raichel (et quelques invités) pour un disque époustouflant et entièrement conçu en une seule session improvisée à Tel Aviv (The Touré-Raichel Collective, 'The Tel Aviv Sessions', Cumbancha). C'est dans un aéroport espagnol, où les deux musiciens...

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Curumin Arrocha

Curumin - Arrocha - out now on Six Degrees

Percussionist and Sao Paulo sensation Luciano Nakata Albuquerque aka Curumin is back with his new album, his best work so far. Arrocha is very different from his previous release. Japan Pop Show (2008) was featuring a nice bunch of guests while Arrocha is rather self-centered and a one-man-band effort. No line-up or guest list this time (except Céu on Vestido de Prata, another third part of the...

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A Conversation with Ceu

A Conversation with Céu

Brazilian Diva Céu was in Paris last week for the very first gig in her Caravana Sereia Bloom Tour (her brand new album just released on Six Degrees Records/Urban Jungle). We caught the Lady at Théâtre Traversière for a filmed interview and a few exclusive live tracks. On stage the Brazilian Beauty delivers an hypnotic show with her unique style blending tropicalismo, psychedelia, samba,...

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The Real Tuesday Weld Radio Clerkenwell Paris DJs Mix

The Real Tuesday Weld - Radio Clerkenwell Paris DJs Mix

The Real Tuesday Weld were formed by Stephen Coates in 1999 inspired by dreams of crooner Al Bowlly and the American actress Tuesday Weld. They're influenced by 1930s jazz, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone and minimalist electronica and are known for a series of critically acclaimed albums, arts projects and award winning collaborations with film makers. We started spotting them on Paris DJs way...

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The Real Tuesday Weld - Songs for The Last Werewolf - out on Six Degrees/Crammed Discs

The Real Tuesday Weld - Songs for The Last Werewolf (CD/Digital) Six Degrees Records, 2011-07-12 (US and digitally everywhere) (Special Edition CD) Crammed Discs, 2012-01-16 (Europe) A widescreen cinematic emotional cabaret, Soundtrack for the Last Werewolf is the sixth The Real Tuesday Weld album and follows the Sunday Times and The Independent album of the week The London Book of the Dead. It'...

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The Real Tuesday Weld

Interview with Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld, english version)

Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris Djs, january 2012) Stephen Coates is a man of many masks, illusions and smoke-and-mirrors. Under his weird female pseudonym The Real Tuesday Weld he’s released impossible-to-classify records since the end of the Twentieth Century. I, Lucifer (2004), The London Book Of the Dead (2007) and The End of The World (2008)...

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The Real Tuesday Weld

Interview de Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld, french version)

Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld) (Interview de Nicolas Ragonneau pour Paris Djs, janvier 2012) Stephen Coates est un homme de masques, d'illusions et de faux-semblants. Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, et sous le pseudonyme étrange et féminin de The Real Tuesday Weld (l'actrice blonde d'Il était une fois en Amérique), il a signé des albums inclassables et mémorables comme I, Lucifer (2004), The...

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