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Peace Chant - Raw - Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol 1 and 2

Various - Peace Chant - Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.1&2 (CD/2xLP, Tramp Records, 2016-06-03)

The Tramp Records compilations are quite close to the Paris DJs mixes: rares or relatively unknown tracks (from the 1960s to today), unique themes (transversal ones), but always in tune with the label's musical identity: funk - soul - jazz - blues - latin and afrobeat. The latest series Peace Chant is an overview of spiritual jazz productions from all times, heavily groovy and saturated with soul....

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Movements Vol 8 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer Tramp Records

Various - Movements Vol.8 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer (2LP/CD, Tramp, 2016)

Last month we published a digest of all the superb releases from German label Tramp Records between may 2015 and february 2016. Hours of great listening are ahead of you if you haven't checked those out yet. Or you could directly go and check their latest compilation in the 'Movements' series — already the 8th volume! — with a focus on the rare, privately produced, vintage American soul, jazz,...

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Praise Poems Volume 3 - A journey into deep soulful jazz and funk from the 1970s

Praise Poems Volume 3 and more great releases from Tramp Records

Regularly, German label Tramp Records has been sending us promo CDs of their upcoming full-length releases during the past months, and it's just ALWAYS been a great new release or compilation. Keep it up with the excellence guys! Here's the low-down on the ones we haven't talked about yet......

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Jan Kohlmeyer Yuletide DJ Mix for Paris DJs

Jan Kohlmeyer - Yuletide DJ Mix IV - Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol.3

For more than a decade, Tramp Records has been regularly feeding music obsessives and record collectors in the soul/funk/jazz scene with tasteful new releases and high-quality reissues. One thing's for sure, those cats know how to dig and are one of the best music filters out there! Their approach is always very respectful of the buyers and of the artists, with lots of info & artworks. And...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 6

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6

The "Free Music" biz is vast and mostly uncharted. While every kind of shitty media only spotlights music that is sold, distributed, promoted, subsidized, etc., meaning: music from people who might buy advertising, at Paris DJs we often take the opposite route. If some music doesn't need to be sold, sometimes it's because it can't be sold, sometimes it's because it's just too good to be...

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Movements Vol 7 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer

Movements Vol.7 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer (CD/2LP, Tramp Records, 2015)

Exactly one year after Volume 6, Tramp Records releases the next instalment in their 'Movements' series of unheard soul & jazz diggin' picks from the 60s & the 70s. The promotional CD doesn't really does the record justice, since it' doesn't include the 16-page CD-booklet (or the deluxe double-gatefold LP's detailed liner notes with label scans and unseen photographs), and since all songs...

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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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Praise Poems - A Journey Into Deep, Soulful Jazz and Funk From The 1970s

Praise Poems - A Journey Into Deep, Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s (CD/2LP, Tramp Records, 2015)

Tramp Records in Germany is a label we've learned to trust over the years, for the quality of their releases, the diversity of the themes they choose to explore, and the hard work they put into digging for stuff that hasn't been reissued yet. Their new, deeply groovy & soulful compilation 'Praise Poems' is a fantastic weapon of seduction, a record for a silky evening, with a different vibe...

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Paris DJs 12 Mixes Of Xmas

12 Mixes Of Xmas

Happy holidays everyone! In the Ho Ho Ho tradition of xmas, we've just re-uploaded the first two Paris DJs xmas mixes from 2005 & 2006. Those two really fit the 'Silly, Funny, Wacky, Novelty, Glittery & Funky' baseline from the image below! Well, the 10 other xmas mixes we've published along the years mostly follow the same rules, with sometimes more accent on the soulful and the funky,...

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Lucky Brown - Mystery Road

Lucky Brown - Mystery Road (2LP, Tramp Records, 2015)

After the 'Lucky Brown's Space Dream' CD/LP collection from 2011, American composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Joel Ricci a.k.a. Lucky Brown is back with a new concept: releasing a double vinyl album of deep funk tunes from different recording sessions, various incarnations of the Lucky Brown band, supposed to have been released as very limited self-pressed 45 singles. The sound is purely...

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