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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano


Tiziano was one of the top backers of Paris DJs' third crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2015. He choose the reward with the 15 CDs and the exclusive mix, saying: "I like the music you offer and the idea of getting an exclusive cooked just for me got me interested. I like jazz and experimental music, I grew up with rock. I ESPECIALLY like trumper (Jon Hassel, Paolo Fresu, Mark...

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Todd Simon - Jazz on 45 Vol 2

Todd Simon - Jazz On 45 Vol.2


You can't even begin to imagine how much we DON'T endorse Mixcloud. The site just doesn't fit with the publishing of mixes standard we've developped for more than 10 years at Paris DJs. Which is why it's very nice to see our collegue Todd Simon uploading his 'Jazz on 45' mixes on Soundcloud, with a full write-up, including all the art covers and a track-by-track commentary, available on Wax...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International and Tropical Grooves Experience

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International & Tropical Grooves Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)


5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators....

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Paris DJs X Todd Simon

Le Mellotron presents Paris DJs X Todd Simon - Video & Audio streams


After a first Takeover with Djouls & Loïk Dury, the Paris DJs Soundsystem is back at Le Mellotron with a surprising guest in their bag, musican/arranger/producer and DJ Todd Simon, who offers a 45-only set just after the first hour with Grant Phabao representing the Parisian label. >> Info on lemellotron.com >> Video on Youtube >> Stream on Mixcloud >> full info on the...

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Paris DJs X Todd Simon

Le Mellotron presents Paris DJs X Todd Simon - Monday June 22, 2015


4 years ago Paris DJs invited Le Mellotron to cook up two mixes exploring the link between Jazz and Hip Hop. [Download Vol.1 or Download Vol.2] 2 years ago Le Mellotron hosted an exclusive Paris DJs mix of Latino Funk & Hispanic Jerk covers on their site. [Listen on LeMellotron.com] Last year Le Mellotron invited Paris DJs on their former boat on the Seine in the center of Paris for a 3 hours...

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Quantic - Spark It feat Shinehead

Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead (12", Tru Thoughts, 2015)


Already the 5th single extracted from the may 2014 'Magnetica' album, 'Spark It sees producer Quantic go back to the reggae/dancehall vibes he once stepped a toe in with his Flowering Inferno concept. Featuring guest vocals from late 80s/early 90s Jamaican singer/toaster/rapper from New York Shinehead, don't expect any cumbia here, this is pure retro UK dancehall, roots & catchy! Bonus remixes...

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Paris DJs Playlist March April 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - March/April 2014


Seems like our call from last February was worth it, the resistance is organizing itself, we received a LOT of records - yes vinyl and CDs, both still exist and seem to ast much longer than digital releases in the real world… The Paris DJs collective has been very busy these last weeks, preparing not one, not two, but three new compilations, AND a new series of releases… so stay tuned cos' we have...

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Grant Phabao Reggae Reworks Vol 3 Dynamite B-Boys

Grant Phabao Reggae Reworks Vol.3 - Dynamite B-Boys


Third in a series of five free EPs collecting the best reggae reworks from the Paris DJs Virtual Releases podcast in high-quality audio, entirely produced, mixed and newly remastered by French superproducer Grant Phabao, 'Dynamite B-Boys' gathers four reworks of monumental American Hip Hop artists Lyrics Born, Jurassic 5, Big Daddy Kane and The Procussions. Those four reggae reworks have...

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Paris DJs Playlist January 2014

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2014


2014 starts at top speed with an avalanche of new releases, singles, EPs, albums, compilations and mixes. Here's the lowdown on everything that's been happening on Paris DJs' stereo this month. Afrobeat, Re-edits, salsa, Brazilian soul, reggae, hip hop, jazz, electro, rock, disco, afrofunk, afro-rap, folk, alternative soul, funk, boom bap, americana, caribbean, ethio-jazz, psychedelic & groove...

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Ethio-Cali Ensemble Wax and Gold

Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble presents Wax & Gold - Ethiopian Classic Selections curated by Sonny Abegaze


Wax and Gold (aka Semena Werq) is a form of traditional Ethiopian poetry that has one surface meaning, known as wax, and multiple hidden meanings, known as gold. Musicians in Ethiopia have used Wax and Gold to explore topics such as spirituality, politics, and matters of the heart throughout the ages. On November 17, 2013, the Ethio-Cali Ensemble performed a special set of music at the Blue Whale...

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