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Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2

Various - Tru Thoughts Covers 2 (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts, 2015)


The first volume of the 'Tru Thoughts Covers' compilation series was released in september 2009 (info here), it was quite an essential collection of versions of standards and neo-standards. 6 years later comes the follow-up, aptly titled 'Tru Thoughts Covers 2', available as a 17 tracks CD or 7 tracks LP (with a card to download the full CD). Once again, the selection gathers some great covers...

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The Meltdown - Better Days

The Meltdown - Better Days (7'", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)


It seems the success of The Bamboos after their crossover into pop landscapes has inspired other Australian soul bands… The Meltdown might be one of those, adding the classy HopeStreet Recordings retro soul production to some blues/country/gospel songwriting and a sweet, soulful voice. If the A-side, 'Better Days' should clearly aim for radio & synch with its poppy appeal and optimistic...

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Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary

Various - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (2CD/3LP boxset, Tru Thoughts, 2014)


Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts Recordings is already 15 years old, and still one of the leading labels in the UK after all these years. Paris DJs has been having a long and lasting relationship with this imprint for most of those 15 years… Our most faithful readers might remember the tru-thoughts.net 'fansite' that we used to run for a few years (now closed but the content of which has been fully...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Eclectic Soul and Payback Funk Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Eclectic Soul & Payback Funk Covers


This is the 8th 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… Expect Funk, Soul, and a lot of Breaks, and of course a marvelous Ben Hito artwork! Thanks to our friends from the Pamplemousse & La Fondation labels, you can listen or download the mix on BattleWeapons.es....

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Beyond Radio and Pop-Flavoured Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Beyond Radio & Pop-Flavoured Covers


This is the first 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… First of our supportive friends to air on of those guest mixes from us is Kweeper, a cool online library collecting service available in both French and English. This mix, as the title implies, is all about...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Bag Of Goodies Vol 5

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag of Goodies Vol.5


There's a particularity to our Bag of Goodies mixes this year. The selection is only made up of records and music either sent to us by labels and artists, or which we actually bought in record stores in the recent weeks. It'll be hard for us to be more supportive and current than that. We usually gather for a listening session with a few of our favorite new tracks in the bag, and try to hit the...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Block Party 2011

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Block Party 2011


We're closing this year with a party mix for the new year's eve, cooked live by DJ Loik on december 30th with a selection of vinyls brought by your main operator Djouls. This is our 68th mix in 2011, twenty came from our own decks, while we managed to bring in 48 guest mixes. So, a big THANK YOU to all the artists, DJs and record collectors who shared some musical pleasure with us during the last...

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The Bamboos Wilhelm Scream Eel Oil

The Bamboos - Wilhelm Scream (James Blake cover) / Eel Oil - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 7" out on Tru Thoughts


The Bamboos - Wilhelm Scream / Eel Oil (10th Anniversary Limited Edition 7") Tru Thoughts Recordings TRU7243, 2011-11-21 Maybe the best Australian funk outfit ever, The Bamboos, will be celebrating in november the 10-year anniversary of the release of their first 7 inch, Eel Oil. This monster piece of deep funk, as the 'genre' is now called, is still as potent today as hashish buried in...

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Black Feeling Volume Two - out on Freestyle Records


Black Feeling Volume Two (CD/LP/Digital) Freestyle Records FSRCD090/FSRLP090, 2011-07-11 Back in September 2007, Freestyle Records released Black Feeling an album project brought to life by Australian musical supremo Lance Ferguson, the man responsible for Freestyle soul-jazz organ trio Cookin On 3 Burners, as well as The Bamboos & Lanu projects on Tru Thoughts Recordings. Here's the follow...

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Randa & The Soul Kingdom - The Things - out on Freestyle Records


Randa & The Soul Kingdom - The Things (12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR092, 2011-06-13 Born in Jordan, raised in the working class suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs, desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin. Totally...

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