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Nicolas Ragonneau Paris DJs Best Of 2014 Albums

The best of 2014 according to Nicolas Ragonneau


Nicolas Ragonneau used to write amazing pieces for Paris DJs: interviews, portraits, record reviews… Until one day he couldn't do it anymore. Day job, kids, etc., you know the deal! But the man has a lot of taste, he doesn't produce music, hence still finds time to listen to some new stuff. So we asked him to send us his "best of 2014" selection and the records he picked are quite...

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Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra - Wendelu

Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra - Wëndelu (CD/LP Ubiquity Records, 2015)


Presented as a band inspired by Afrobeat, world music, African tribal music, and infused with traditional Polish folk, jazz, rock, reggae and funk, the Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra have found their own unique, uncommon sound. Not unlike some bands from the jambands scene, they melt a lot of styles together and knit them tightly with hypnotic jams. Fresh, eclectic, unclassifiable stuff that kinda...

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The Electric Peanut Butter Company - Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol 1

The Electric Peanut Butter Company - Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol.1 (CD/LP, Ubiquity Records, 2015)


In 2010 our esteemed collaborators Adrian Quesada and Shawn Lee finally met at the SXSW festival in Austin. In 2012 they started trading ideas through the internet. Late 2013 they released the first volume of their soft psych/folk/funk/psychedelic project The Electric Peanut Butter Company which we hailed on Paris DJs as one of the best albums of the year. That first volume was called...

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The Mighty Sceptres - All Hail The Mighty Sceptres

The Mighty Sceptres - All Hail The Mighty Sceptres! (CD/LP, Ubiquity Records, 2015)


Previously spotted as Frootful and on a few releases on UK label Freestyle Records, guitarist/composer/graphic designer Nick Radford is now presenting his new project with singer Angeline Morrison on the other side of the Atlantic - through Ubiquity Records. This new, British band is called The Mighty Sceptres and essentially plays 1960s soul in its most classic form. The first single, Siren Call,...

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The Sophisticated Boogie Funk of Sheridan House Records

Catch Action: The Sophisticated Boogie Funk of Sheridan House Records (2CD/6LP, Luv'N'Haight, 2014)


Between the late 70s and the mid-80s, a Los-Angeles based label named Sheridan House was releasing slabs of modern soul, boogie & funk on (now rare) wax. DJ Shane "Sureshot" Hunt has compiled his favourite 27 tunes from that catalog for a 2-CD or 6x12" boxset anthology on Ubiquity/Luv N' Haight Records. Most of the songs were recorded at Ray Charles's home studio in L.A. with...

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Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra Pulsion

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion (CD/2LP, Ubiquity Records, 2014)


Behind one of the best Jazz bands in France is one mastermind: Masta Conga, surrounding himself by many guests, mostly from Parisian afrobeat band Les Frères Smith. This is already their 4th album (the 2nd one on Ubiquity Records), and their best yet: still exploring psychedelic jazz realms, but this time leaning heavily towards groovy soundtracks and library music. Think early-70s Herbie Hancock...

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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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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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Paris DJs Best Albums of 2013

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013


This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of 2013, most of our time has been spent cooking our own stuff rather than listening to the amazing...

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Paris DJs Best of 2013 Mix for Bandcamp

Paris DJs 'best of 2013' mini-mix for Bandcamp


Andrew Jervis from Bandcamp asked us to prepare a Paris DJs 25 minutes 'Best Of 2013' mix for the end-of-the-year specials on his weekly show. So Djouls selected a few tracks that got played on repeat on Paris DJs' stereo this year, MC from Chicago RacecaR added some voiceovers introductions, and Grant Phabao mixed it as a radio show… Listen on bandcamp.com/?show=54 (Paris Djs mix starts at 28:28)...

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