grant phabao and djouls 21st century roots
Grant Phabao & Djouls - 21st Century Roots
(MP3 Podcast) T.I.M.E.C. TIMEC087, 2005-10-31

Info :
What good roots music is happening in this new millenium, rotted by the return to the 80s sounds? In Paris, the Indian summer isn't ending and we don't complain. That's why, to conclude in style this lovely month of October, we decided to offer here a special "reggae, hip hop & dub", in the form of a palace of discoveries and remixes. Including some burning Parisian productions, unheard yet on the radio, signed by Grant Phabao, Seven Dub, the Mighty Blunts or Professor Oz. They are accompanied by some recent "instant classics", for a world tour of the roots vibration, with albino Afro-American rapper Brother Ali, San Francisco reggae masters Groundation, Russian Dj Vadim and his new hip hop project One Self (with Blu Rum 13 and Yarah Bravo), Californian Matt Haines (alias The Rip Off Artist), Germaneers Boozoo Bajou or Burnt Friedman with the Nu-Dub Players, Englishman Biggabush (alias Lightning Head, half of Rockers Hi-Fi), or New-Yorkers Chronic Sonata, remixed by Grant Phabao following a connection on the Web between the TIMEC label in Paris and Bastard Jazz in Brooklyn...

Que se passe-t-il donc de bien roots en début de millénaire pourri par le retour des sons années 80? À Paris, l'été indien n'en finit plus. Alors, pour finir en beauté ce joli mois d'octobre 2005, voici un spécial "reggae, hip hop & dub", en forme de palais de la découverte et du remix. Avec quelques productions parisiennes toutes chaudes et pas encore entendues à la radio, signées de Grant Phabao, Seven Dub, les Mighty Blunts ou Professor Oz. Elles sont accompagnées de quelques récents "classiques instantanés", pour un tour du monde de la vibration roots, avec le rappeur Afro-américain albinos Brother Ali, les reggae masters de San Francisco Groundation, le russe Dj Vadim et son nouveau projet hip hop One Self (avec Blu Rum 13 et Yarah Bravo), le californien Matt Haines (alias The Rip Off Artist), les allemands de Boozoo Bajou ou Burnt Friedman avec ses Nu-Dub Players, l'anglais Biggabush (alias Lightning Head, moitié du duo Rockers Hi-Fi) ou bien les new-yorkais Chronic Sonata, remixés par Grant Phabao suite à une connection sur le web entre les labels TIMEC à Paris et Bastard Jazz à Brooklyn...

Tracklisting :
01. Groundation - Music Is The Most High
(from 'We Free Again' CD on Young Tree, 2004)
02. Brother Ali - Champion (Remix)
(from 'Champion EP' CD on Rhymesayers, 2004)
03. Grant Phabao feat. Lone Ranger - Ethiopia
(from 'Kulchaklash' CD on TIMEC, 2005)
04. Seven Dub - Rock With Me (Rocker's Delight Mix)
(from 'Rock With Me' CD on Play Label, 2005)
05. One Self - Be Your Own (Vadim's Dub mix)
(from 'Be Your Own' CDS on Ninja Tune, 2005)
06. The Rip Off Artist - Hippopocracy
(from 'Dub Tribunl' CD on Inflatabl, 2002)
07. Boozoo Bajou - Take It Slow feat. Joe Dukie & U-Brown
(from 'Dust My Broom' CD on !K7, 2005)
08. Professor Oz - Whatever The Sun (feat. Sugar B.)
(from 'Professor Oz & Microlive' CD on TIMEC, 2005)
09. Burnt Friedman - Hard Drive Dub
(from 'Do Not Legalize It' 12inch on Scape, 2000)
10. Chronic Sonata - Everyday (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Everyday' 7inch on Bastard Jazz, 2005)
11. Popsanova - Nao Vem Que Nao Tem (Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas?) (The Mighty Blunts Lyin' On The Beach Mix)
(from 'Electronic Bossa & Psychedelic Soul Samba' CD on TIMEC, 2005)
12. Lightning Head - E.V.A.
(from 'Studio Don' CD on Best Seven/Sonar Kollektiv, 2002)

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Credits :
Selected by Djouls, mixed by Grant Phabao (T.I.M.E.C.)
Photo from Jamaica by Grant Phabao, Layout by Djouls
Complete artwork and original covers available on