Help us press a limited edition 9 tracks Paris DJs vinyl LP, with a new illustration by graphic artist Ben Hito. Strictly limited to a 500 copies, this new collection of exclusive Grant Phabao remixes and productions will only see the light of day if this crowdfunding campaign is a success so we need your support!

Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank
Financement participatif sur Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory
(Limited edition vinyl LP, 500 copies only) Paris DJs PARISDJS065

Tracklisting :
A1. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ymoja feat. Zakari Frantz & Cedric Ricard *
A2. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC **
A3. Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger & Carlton Livingston - A Message To You Rudy ***
A4. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Mazouglave feat. Franck Biyong, Muyiwa Kununji & Cedric Ricard *
B1. Imagine This & Grant Phabao - The Break Through **
B2. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ogun feat. Franck Biyong, Nicolas Baudino & Zakari Frantz *
B3. Grant Phabao & RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu ****
B4. Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Usain Bolt The Puma ***
B5. The Beta Club - Brassa Nova (Grant Phabao Remix) *****

* storming afrofunk instrumentals
** are special blends of roots reggae and hip hop
*** are dancefloor reggae monsters
**** is a unique and deeply funky fusion of afrofunk with hip hop verses
***** is cinematic reggae funk

All 100% Paris DJs Soundsystem-approved MASSIVE HITS!!
Note : a complete digital version of the compilation is offered when you buy with the vinyl

Links :
> Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank (english version)
> Financement participatif sur Kiss Kiss Bank Bank (en Français)
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook

Press Release :
Paris DJs is media expanding into a very unusual kind of record company.

It is unusual because its principal characteristic is an uneasy marriage between business and "music you dont hear on the radio". It is unusual because there has been a remarkable consistency in its taste and devotion, for nearly 10 years already, to create an international a network of music lovers, spinning its web outside of the traditional "old school" music industry.

This year Paris DJs started moving in new directions, with vinyl pressings, t-shirts and posters. After a successful crowdfunding campaign named "Vinyl Is Good For You", mainly the feedback has been "when is the next one?". Overwhelmed by the response, we've decided to keep on.

We'll need more time to produce a new astonishing boxset of 45s, so right now the focus is on a selection of nine, as we called them, "Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory", with :
- a VINYL LP pressed at 500 ex.
- a POSTER printed at 500 ex.
- a limited edition T-SHIRT / SWEATSHIRT

Grant Phabao is no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae", etc. With the Paris DJs label, he managed to cross the rigid boundaries of music categorization with an astonishing quantity of high-quality productions and remixes in many styles, achieving a high-order mastery in reggae, ska and afrofunk.

Ben Hito is one hell of a graphic designer, fitting marvelously Paris DJs' "international music" approach. We really want to spread his work, and notably, make a vast and eclectic collection of vinyl with him. With your help, we'll be able to produce those beauties.

T-shirts & Sweatshirts !!
If you've picked a t-shirt or a sweatshirt, we'll need your size (S, M, L, XL, XXL), model and color.
Tshirts are Sol's IMPERIAL. More info here.
Sweatshirts are Stanley & Stella STANLEY KNOWS. More info here.

The t-shirts are not particularly large, think European sizes, not American sizes. Sweats are rather "slim", rather close-fitting. Choose one size over your t-shirt size for the sweatshirts.

Paris DJs Tshirts 2014

You might have seen in some of the bundles we prepared that we've included some tshirts & sweatshirts from our "Paris DJs Wearplay" series. Stock is VERY limited, it's all very small printings (50 pieces), so contact us quickly to indicate your choice of Wearplay products if any! You may also pick a (black) Paris DJs Soundsystem tshirt, we still have a few of those left... The "Wearplay" tshirts & sweatshirts designs represent each time a different tune, that you'll get exclusively bundled with your purchase.

Why Fund It ?
Paris DJs have funded entirely all the music production, from composition & recording up until mix and mastering (or co-funded with some artists/labels on some co-productions). Paris DJs has also funded all the visual artworks, in collaboration with Ben Hito's KlassAffair society.

The 3.000€ will be used, in part, to fund the pressing and manufacturing of :

- One vinyl LP, pressed at 500 copies This includes mastering, lacquers, conception and printing of the 4 colors centers, test-pressings, conception and printing of the 4-color sleeve, cellophaning, mastering and the whole follow-up process for a total cost of 2000€
- Some t-shirts and sweatshirts, for a manufacturing and printing cost starting at 700€
- A limited edition poster, for a printing cost of 300€ - Shipping costs worldwide, for an approximate cost of 600€

That's a total cost of 3.600€. If everything goes according to plan, 2.760€ will be funded by this campaign (after the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank & Paypal fees). We'll have 840€ left to fund - through record stores pre-orders, complementary to this crowdfunding campaign.

Of course, the more you'll support us, the less we'll need the traditional music business way. As Louis Armstrong used to say: "our music is a secret order" !

What will we do if the amount we'll raise exceeds the goal ?
First of all, we'd like to add a 30cm insert. That would be an additional cost of 300€, and we'd be able to thank by name everyone who supported the campaign, just as we did in the double LP "Dis Is Reggae Soul" :

Paris DJs Special Thanks 2014

Thanks for your support !

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