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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 033 OCB

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#33 - O.C.B. (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2019)


We gathered at Paris DJs and thought "we haven't released a new Kologbo single in a while and his wedding is coming soon now, so let's just release a new one right on his wedding day, that'll make him happy for sure". So here it is. "O.C.B.", for "Oghene Come Back"! Former Afrobeat students and collaborators from the Monkuti, World Squad and Newen Afrobeat bands are...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 032 Watch Out feat Joseph Cotton

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#32 - Watch Out feat. Joseph Cotton (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Well, Kologbo singing about this ongoing crisis time we live in, Tony Allen on drums, the Afrobeat Academy horn section, Loik Dury & Grant Phabao producing… you should know the deal by now and think there's no surprise here. You couldn't be more wrong because this new song "Watch Out" features Jamaican deejay Joseph Cotton on guest vocals… for what is a fat slice of dancehall...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 031 Disorganized

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#31 - Disorganized (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Summer is upon us hard these days, many tend to get slow & disorganized with this heat. But we didn't want to miss Kologbo day, which we're celebrating every 6th of the month with a new single, in the relentless series of monthly one from the former tenor guitar player in...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 030 Gbo Gbo Eniyan feat PapaGee

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#30 - Gbo Gbo Eniyan feat. PapaGee (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs. Last month no new tune was released, but it was a Kologbo day anyway, since it was the day the former Fela Kuti's Afrika 70 tenor guitarist arrived in Nigeria, and the celebration happened secretely there… He's now back in France and hard working, which mostly means touring and recording new music. So we're back on track too, with a brand new...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 028 Cool Down feat Monkuti

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#28 - Cool Down feat. Monkuti (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


We nearly missed KOLOGBO DAY. Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, which means we're celebrating our friend Oghene Kologbo, who was Fela Kuti's tenor guitarist in Afrika 70, who played with nearly everyone from the worldwide afrobeat scene ever since it emerged in the late 1990s (thanks to Antibalas a a few others), who released an album a few months ago on our Paris DJs label… So...

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Franck Biyong  Wearplay EP 027 Afro Bikutsi Live

Franck Biyong - Wearplay EP#27 - Afro Bikutsi Live! (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Afrolectric Music/Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


"We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to miss either our soundcheck or our performance. Playing African Music without ANY percussion is considered to be sacrilegious by many, even a complete blasphemy to some...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 024 Kologbo Get Rich Quick

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#24 - Get Rich Quick (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


February 6th, it's Kologbo day at Paris DJs - just like every other 6th of the month we're releasing a brand new song from Fela Kuti Afrika 70's tenor guitar player! This one is called 'Get Rich Quick' and features the horn section and percussion player from French band Les Frères Smith, along with backing vocals from Chilean band Newen Afrobeat's quatuor of singers. No Tony Allen here, Kologbo...

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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 023 Kologbo Music No Get Enemy

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#23 - Music No Get Enemy (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)


Fela Kuti had this song called 'Water No Get Enemy', on his 1975 album 'Expensive Shit' with the Afrika 70 band. Its title meant something like "Nobody hates something as useful as water". 43 years later, Fela's guitarist Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela's 1970s records (including this 1975 one), is paying a kind of tribute to that song and his former bandleader, with 'Music No...

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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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Paris DJs Wearplay EP 021 Franck Biyong CFA Music

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Wearplay EP#21 - C.F.A. Music (T-shirt/Digital EP bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)


Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian musician, composer and singer, creator of the "Afrolectric" sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro-Funk and Avant-garde Jazz. Here are 4 tunes co-produced with Paris DJs' main man Grant Phabao, extracted from the "Ki I Ye Yi" album they released together in 2012. Driven by a heavyweight spatial sound, this music is the missing link between the bold...

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