The Paris DJs trio, Grant Phabao, Ben Hito & Djouls, have been quite busy this month, preparing the next compilations, singles and remixes with the help of tastemakers Miska Events & Loik Dury, hip hop lyricist RacecaR, reggae singer Taiwan MC and keyboard player Soul Sugar

On the releases front, they've put out the extremely relaxed theme single from Captain Détendu, and the first Paris DJs Soundsystem Hip Hop compilation, 'Take The Chains Off Your Brains' - on a psychedelic tip!

There's also been two bands featured in Paris DJs' catalog who brought some goodies on the table, in the form of FREE digital singles: some really surprising afro-rock from Amsterdam's finest Jungle By Night, and more addictive afro-pop from Brooklynites Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality.

Meanwhile, only a handful of new records reached the shores on the studios located in the 20th suburb, the soulful north-east of Paris. Hats off to Brighton-based eight piece King Porter Stomp for their new soundclash of styles produced by Prince Fatty, totally unique in a way that Paris DJs can easily relate to; hats off to English multitasking producer Quantic, going all Kuduro on us with his new hypnotic dancefloor single; hats off to French band Skim&Tone, who's blend of jazz, funk, hip hop, afrobeat, blues and latin grooves is a really cool alchemy, featured twice in Paris DJs' latest Soundcloud Selection; hats off to the electro-punk, abstract hip hop, blues rock melancholia of St.Lô, produced by the legendary Earl Blaize from Antipop Consortium and featuring the amazing Brooklyn Funk Essentials singer Hanifah Walidah; and finally, hats off to German digger Tobias Kirmayer, proudly presenting the 6th volume of his 'Movements' series on his label Tramp Records, another essential collection of really rare grooves.

It seems like digital music is reigning supreme while labels and artists have a hard time existing in the real world but those are part of the resistance!!

And don't worry, Paris DJs has a lot of new thematic compilations cooking, and will soon start a crowdfunding campaign for a pressing a 45 boxset and a double LP (shhhhhh… more new about that soon!) - so expect the label to start fulfilling some of your digital and vinyl music needs in 2014!
Paris DJs Playlist February 2014

The February 2014 Paris DJs Playlist :

01. Captain Détendu - Détendu (Digital Single, Jewpop Records, 2014)
info / bandcamp / junodownload

02. Jungle By Night - Desdemona (Digital Single, Kindred Spirits, 2014)
free download

03. King Porter Stomp - Still Running (CD Single, Feet Up Records, 2014)

04. Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality - Industry Dweebs (Digital Single, P Rules Them All Enterprises, 2014)
free download

05. Paris DJs Soundsystem - Take The Chains Off Your Brains (Digital Compilation, Paris DJs, 2014)
info / bandcamp / junodownload

06. Quantic - Duvidó feat. Pongo Love (Promo CD Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

07. Skim & Tone - Aprica (7"/CD Album, Osmose Sound Productions, 2013)

08. St.Lô - Room 415 (CD Album, La Mue Records, 2014)

09. Various - Movements 6 (CD Compilation, Tramp Records, 2014)

Contact us to be featured in this monthly playlist or send us records at :
Julien Lakshmanan / Paris DJs
240 rue de Belleville
(gardien au 55 rue du Telegraphe)
75020 Paris, France

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