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PARIS DJS BEST OF 2014

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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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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Tony Allen - Secret Agent


Tony Allen - Secret Agent (CD) World Circuit WCD 082, 2009-06-08 Tony Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa's finest kit drummer and one of the continent's most influential musicians. His playing draws on four different styles - highlife, soul/funk, jazz and traditional Nigerian drumming. A unique and mighty sound. Together with Fela Kuti (with whom he played for 15 years) Allen co-created...

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Tony Allen - Too Many Prisoners (Elewon Po)


Tony Allen - Too Many Prisoners (Elewon Po) (Digital single) World Circuit, 2009-05-11 The legend of Afrobeat, Tony Allen brings us Too Many Prisoners (Elewon Po), the first glimpse of his new album Secret Agent, out on World Circuit on 8th June. Too Many Prisoners stays true to Afrobeat's original, trademark embrace of protest lyrics, urging resistance to oppression, and features Tony himself on...

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Buena Vista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer


Ibrahim Ferrer - "Buena Vista Social Club presents" Label : World Circuit Distributeur : Night & Day Date d'enregistrement : 1999 On essaie de nous vendre par palettes l'album solo du chanteur cubain Ibrahim Ferrer qui apparaissait sur le plus bel album de 1997 (!), sobrement intitulé "Buena Vista Social Club", en copiant l'esthétique et les couleurs de la pochette de ce...

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Sierra Maestra - Tibiri Tabara


Sierra Maestra - "Tibiri Tabara" Label : World Circuit Distributeur : Night & Day Date d'enregistrement : 1997 Sierra Maestra est le plus grand groupe de 'son', musique traditionnelle cubaine qui explosa à La Havane dans les années 20. Le 'son' est l'ancètre de la salsa, avec des particularités qui le différencie de la rumba cubaine par exemple (je ne saurais trop rentrer dans les...

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Rubén González - Introducing...


Rubén González - "Introducing..." Label : World Circuit Distributeur : Night & Day Date d'enregistrement : 1997 Rubén González a bientôt 80 ans, et c'est son premier album! Mieux vaut tard que jamais si c'est pour sortir une merveille telle que celle-ci. Bon, bien sûr, il jouait depuis les années 40 avec les plus grands noms de la musique cubaine, mais en fait, pendant...

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Buena Vista Social Club - Buena vista social club


Buena Vista Social Club - "Buena vista social club" Label : World Circuit Distributeur : Night & Day Date d'enregistrement : 1997 Ry Cooder le reconnait: ce disque représente un des plus hauts faits de sa carrière. Entouré des vétérans de la musique cubaine Compay Segundo, Rubén Gonzalez (nonagénères!), ainsi qu'Ibrahim Ferrer et Eliades Ochoa, il produit là son meilleur disque. Une...

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Afro-Cuban All Stars - A Toda Cuba le Gusta


Afro-Cuban All Stars - "A Toda Cuba le Gusta" Label : World Circuit Distributeur : Night & Day Date d'enregistrement : 1997 J'avais découvert le label World Circuit en 1993 avec le formidable album de blues africain "Talking Timbuktu" d'Ali Farka Touré et Ry Cooder. Puis la grosse claque de l'an dernier, c'était le Buena Vista Social Club. Le succès critique m'a encouragé...

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