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Sunburst - Ave Africa - The Kitoto Sound Of East Africa 1973-1976

Sunburst - Ave Africa - The Kitoto Sound Of East Africa: 1973-1976 (2CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2016)


English label Strut Records — known for its quality, rather luxurious reissues — puts out a retrospective fo the complete 1970s works from brilliant Tanzanian Afrosoul band Sunburst : their unique 1976 'Ave Africa' album, a few singles and some unreleased radio sessions dating from the group's early days in 1973. Close to Zambian rock, their music called "Kiktoto Sound" comes from a...

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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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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 7

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7


While we're trying to move heaven & earth for our 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, we don't forget that sometimes some of the best things are life are totally free and need no 'help me fund my project' shout-outs all over. Hence this new volume of our ongoing series of mixes focusing on free download tracks we've been able to find on the web recently… starting with Paris-based MC RacecaR who's...

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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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PARIS DJS BEST OF 2014

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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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 3

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3


Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nélo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 16

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.16


Expect dubby tenderness, smokey beats, very deep house, dusty funk & blues and more cool grooves in this 16th Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection. Nearly 3 hours long, this new streaming playlist is totally another format that the mixes you may find in our podcasts section. No mastering, no mixing, no design, no particular theme, this is just another big bag of fresh goodies for you to listen to,...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 15

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.15


Last week's Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection was mostly downtempo business. This one's more of an uptempo affair, a journey building up slowly but surely through hip hop, soulful rock, reggae, salsa, ethio-jazz, breakbeat, funk, arabic, afrobeat, house, kuduro, latin boogaloo, tropical, afrofunk and R&B… A bit more than 2 hours of worldwide eclectic vintage sounds from your loveable...

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