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Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol 10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a "when afrobeat meets jazz" theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series!...

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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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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 Playlist May 2013

Paris DJs Playlist - May 2013

Spring is finally upon us in Paris and with it an avalanche of new records reached our decks. From Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal… as if every artist in the U.S. had gone digital, or maybe as if the recent rise in international postage costs overseas was ending the American vinyl and CD business here in Europe. Anyway lots of new music to talk...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Latino Funk and Hispanic Jerk Covers

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Latino Funk & Hispanic Jerk Covers

This is the 7th is a series of 10 mixes of thematic covers hosted on 10 different blogs/websites, announcing or celebrating the Paris DJs mix #400 to be aired at right after christmas… With another astonishing Ben Hito artwork, this mix of latin & West Indies grooves fits perfectly on the beautiful French blog Le Mellotron. The selections have been prepared by Djouls, mixed and mastered by...

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Bass Culture

Paris DJs Playlist - August 2012

Logically, August is the summer month when not much happens releases-wise. Well we still received a few handfuls of 45s, LPs and CDs, and a few dozens digital downloads. So respect is due this month to all the cool labels out there, starting with Nascente in the UK who does an amazing job on the reissue/compilation tip. They sent us the 4 companion double CDs to Lloyd Bradley's fantastic book...

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 3

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3

When I was younger you couldn't find funky, soulful or psychedelic Afro music at all in France. Then I stumbled upon a used Fela CD and with the arrival of the 21st century I discovered Antibalas. Both rocked my musical world and changed my life forever. Flash forward to 2012 and I now run the Paris DJs music agency, producing with label partner Grant Phabao the same kind of Afro music I fell in...

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Paris DJs Soundsystem In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator

Paris DJs Soundsystem - In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator

Paris DJs Soundsystem - In The Footsteps of the Ethio-Jazz Innovator (MP3 Podcast on T.I.M.E.C., 2011-02-27 Next thursday evening in Paris will be a BIG date at La Bellevilloise, thanks to our friends from the Soul Train parties, who produce an Ethio Jazz Night with Strut... featuring Mulatu Astake and The Heliocentrics playing live!! You DON'T want to miss this show and as an...

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