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Mr Moo - Abstractions In Space

Mr. Moo - Abstractions In Space

What really happened after the 90's? Past the electronic revolution, once all the freaks fled the overpriced cities, between the last gasp of experience and the last band standing in the minefield of our time, a bit before we found ourselves digitally brainwashed, there was a stream gathering, a loose joint venture of alternate currents, not really a scene or to twist Jim's words: "Weirds...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 6

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6

The "Free Music" biz is vast and mostly uncharted. While every kind of shitty media only spotlights music that is sold, distributed, promoted, subsidized, etc., meaning: music from people who might buy advertising, at Paris DJs we often take the opposite route. If some music doesn't need to be sold, sometimes it's because it can't be sold, sometimes it's because it's just too good to be...

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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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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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