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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)


Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to Afrobeat. When Loik arrived at Radio Nova in 1986 (he was radio programmer there between 1987 and...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 022 Kologbo Look Around

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#22 - Look Around (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, even when Kologbo is touring in Chile! After unveiling this new tune last month on Soundcloud, here's its official digital/t-shirt Wearplay release. Hot on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign for the pressing of his 2nd LP, 'Africa Is The Future', Fela Kuti's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70 is back with 'Look Around', recorded and...

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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (CD/LP/T-shirt, Paris DJs, 2017)


Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm...

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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

6th of September - It's Kologbo Day! A 4th track revealed from "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP, featuring Tony Allen, Pat Thomas & Ayo


Paris DJs followers should be aware by now, we're not joking, every 6th of the month is Kologbo day! Later this year on upcoming 6ths of the month we'll unveil some brand new productions recorded this summer, but until then we're proud to keep on revealing new tunes from Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70 brand new album "Africa Is The Future", to be released at the end of this...

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Kologbo - Africa Is The Future T-shirts

6th of August - It's Kologbo Day! New track revealed and crowdfunding launched for "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP


Since Kologbo was born on a 6th, we've decided to make every 6th of the month "Kologbo Day" and release a new track of his each time. So, as announced last month, here's "My People", a new extract from the upcoming "Africa Is The Future" album, featuring the legendary Tony Allen on drums, Jamaican deejay Joseph Cotton on guest vocals, Ben Abarbanel-Wolff on tenor and...

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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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Tony Allen - Film Of Life

Tony Allen - Film Of Life (CD, Jazz Village, 2014)


Our readers & listeners don't need any introduction to master drummer Tony Allen, inventor of the afrobeat rhythm… The man released last october a new album on a French label, Jazz Village, that landed at Paris DJs HQ last week thanks to Ebo Taylor's saxophonist. Still the amazing drummer he's always been, Tony Allen tries to sum up his career on this record, a quite obvious fact if you listen...

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Martin Perna from Antibalas Paris 2013

Antibalas, Tony Allen & Chief Udoh Essiet - Live in Paris, 2013


The Antibalas show this week in Paris for Jazz à la Villette was rad! As last year at New Morning, they played a killer Afrobeat set, reaching terrible heights on the new tracks such as "Gold Rush", bringing chills down the spine and tears in the eyes… and that was before the surprise arrival of legendary drummer Tony Allen and percussionist Chief Udoh Essiet for a take on 'Alagbon...

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Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol 7

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.7


This seventh Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is an extravaganza spectacular selection of 50 tracks, with a lot fo Afro tunes, some Reggae goodies, Latin bits, hip Hop bombs and more… All killer, no filler, and plenty of choice tracks for you to share!! The 'Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection' is now a bi-monthly series, with every odd number a selection of cool tracks to listen to as a full radio show,...

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Doctor L Sweet Life Grant Phabao Remix

Doctor L - Sweet Life feat. Allonymous (Grant Phabao Remix)


Coming from Dublin, Liam Farrell a.k.a. Doctor L came along various musical courants: hip-hop, rock, afro, folk… Well-known producer (Assassin, Rodolphe Burger, Tony Allen…). He's always in quest of a sound revolution. His latest albums from 2012, 'The Great Depression' and 'We Got Lost', saw him deconstructing and re-inventing the blues genre with class, just like he had done with hip hop, rock...

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