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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 Playlist May June July August 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - May/June/July/August 2014


This playlist has been a few months in the making... We were kinda busy with our crowdfunding campaign this summer, but managed to get back on our feet and finally publish this mega-post filled with 49 short or not-that-short reviews of new singles, albums and compilations we received at Paris DJs those last months! As usual, this playlist focuses on the physical records sent to us, promo CD of...

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The Bombay Royale The Island of Dr Electrico

The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr Electrico (CD/LP, Hopestreet Recordings, 2014)


Two years ago, we introduced our readers/listeners to the sound of The Bombay Royale with their first album 'You Me Bullet Love', evoking The Budos Band with tablas on acid in a Sergio Leone movie, or Quentin Tarantinow doing the soundtrack for a Bollywood movie… The Melbourne-based band is now back with a second long player, 'The Island Of Dr Electrico', an addictive new blend of 70s Indian or...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 1

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.1


This might be the beginning of a new monthly series… Here's a first Soundcloud set of cool selections of Reggae, Ethio-Jazz, Soul, Funk, Breaks, Afrofunk, Afropop, Bollywood Psych, Latin, Ska and more…...

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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Contenders

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012


10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders!...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Bag Of Goodies Vol 12

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Bag Of Goodies Vol.12


Hot on the heels of our August 2012 playlist of records we received during the pastmonth, here's its companion mix and final volume in the Bag of Goodies series. Final? Don't worry, our founders Djouls and Loik will be back next month with a brand new serialized concept - but shh! more about that later… This 12th volume, more than one hour long, covers many grounds, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Cumbia,...

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Bass Culture

Paris DJs Playlist - August 2012


Logically, August is the summer month when not much happens releases-wise. Well we still received a few handfuls of 45s, LPs and CDs, and a few dozens digital downloads. So respect is due this month to all the cool labels out there, starting with Nascente in the UK who does an amazing job on the reissue/compilation tip. They sent us the 4 companion double CDs to Lloyd Bradley's fantastic book...

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The Bombay Royale You Me Bullet Love

The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullet Love - out on HopeStreet Recordings


You might remember Sote Sote Adhi Raat, the first taste of this album from The Bombay Royale, a bonkers Bollywood Disco track we played in our Block Party 2011 end-fo-the-year mix. Or the album opener, Monkey Fight Snake featured in our Bag of Goodies Vol.5 mix, which sounds like The Budos Band with tablas on acid in a Sergio Leone movie. Maybe you've heard our Friday Night Session mix for Andrew...

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The Sport of Selection

The Friday Night Session - Exclusive Paris DJs mix


The Friday Night Session radio show hosted by Andrew Jervis (former Ubiquity Records A&R) has just relaunched his website with a brand new name, The Sport of Selection. First guest were Azaxx & Diesler, then Rob Luis of Tru Thoughts Recordings. I was more than proud to get invited to do the third mix of the show, with a special guest interview with Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6/Brownswood...

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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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