4 years ago Paris DJs invited Le Mellotron to cook up two mixes exploring the link between Jazz and Hip Hop. [Download Vol.1 or Download Vol.2]

2 years ago Le Mellotron hosted an exclusive Paris DJs mix of Latino Funk & Hispanic Jerk covers on their site. [Listen on LeMellotron.com]

Last year Le Mellotron invited Paris DJs on their former boat on the Seine in the center of Paris for a 3 hours takeover where founders Djouls, Loik Dury & Grant Phabao were there deejaying 45s and some of their own productions. [Watch the full video on Youtube]

Following up on what has now become a tradition, this summer on monday, june 22nd, Le Mellotron are glad to invite again Paris DJs, for a 2 hours DJ set with special guest Todd Simon, coming straight from Los Angeles and bringing a box of 45s for a super fun set blending jazz, afrobeat, upbeat-jamaican and off the radar funk!!

Paris DJs X Todd Simon
Le Mellotron presents
Jazz, Afrobeat, Upbeat-Jamaican & Off the Radar Funk 45s DJ set

Lundi 22 Juin 2015 - 18h/20h
Live from 6, rue Beaurepaire 75010 Paris and streaming from lemellotron.com

Todd Simon is an American trumpeter/flugelhorn/French horn player and horns/strings arranger featured in too many cool records too count, from Antibalas to The Decoders, Breakestra, Quantic, Madlib, Kelis, RZA, Adrian Younge, Flying Lotus, TV On The Radio and many many more. [toddsimonmusic.com]

Todd Simon graced Paris DJs in 2012 with an exclusive mix of the United States Of Dub, followed a year later by a second volume… [Download Vol.1 or Download Vol.2]

His Los Angeles-based Ethio-Cali Ensemble, featuring a cast of the finest musicians from Southern California, plays music inspired by the golden era of Ethio-Jazz, but also brings rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia, with some modern elements into the mix, through some original compositions. 'Fresh Kifto" featured on Paris DJs' 3rd afro/tropical compilation 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors' is their first official release ever, as deep as modern Ethio-Jazz can be! [Download on parisdjs.bandcamp.com]

Finally, here’s a heavily-dosed colombian mix from Todd. [stream on mixcloud]

Paris DJs X Todd Simon

ABOUT PARIS DJS : Paris DJs is a collective of musical activists based in the French capital. Launched in 2005 by Djouls, former Universal Music artistic director, Grant Phabao and Loik Dury, former Radio Nova programmer, Paris DJs has build its notoriety with its podcasts of mixes, downloaded by millions of listeners. In 2012 the website/media became a label, and started releasing a new single, album or compilation nearly every week, with artworks by illustrator extraordinaire Ben Hito. [parisdjs.com]

ABOUT LE MELLOTRON : Le Mellotron is another crew of Parisian musical activists, who launched their "beats & melodies radio station streaming worldwide from Paris - with love" in 2009. After some time on a barge on the Seine, in 2014 the crew opened their own bar near the République place, vibrating, conversing and feeding itself from Parisian passersby. [lemellotron.com]

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