Woah October was heavy on the release side! As a label Paris DJs delivered new singles from Carlton Livingston and Pompidoo, a new album from Franck Biyong and the first compilation of Afro/Tropical grooves gathered by the Paris DJs Soundsystem… while as a media we received no less than 150 albums on all formats! It's quite hard to digest but we're trying our best, starting with this playlist, a new selection of the best records reaching our studio's turntables and CD players during the last four weeks.

Paris DJs Playlist October 2012

The October 2012 Paris DJs Playlist :
(in alphabetical order)

01. Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Ki I Ye Yi (Digital, Afrolectric Music/Paris DJs)
When the lost big band Central Africa tradition meets the urban 70s afrofunk sound of the Paris Djs studios!
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02. Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago (CD/2LP, Tru Thoughts)
Mixtapes maestro Joe Acheson is back with a second album of British Jazz beautifully haunting our nights.
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03. Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82 (CD/2LP, Soundway)
Modern dancefloor-friendly anthology of late 70s/early 80s electrifying disco grooves from Ghana, a bargain for disco/boogie DJs! (out nov. 26)
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04. Los Fulanos - Fulanos in Dub (7 inch, Lovemonk)
Latin soul boogadub goodness from Spain, a perfect little dub companion to the just released "Si Esto Se Acaba Que Siga El Boogaloo" album
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05. Menagerie - They Shall Inherit (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts)
Beautiful and soulful spiritual jazz project from Lance Ferguson (Lanu, The Bamboos…) with special guest Roy Ayers. An open door from Melbourne to the cosmos. (out Dec. 10)
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06. Meridian Brothers - Desesperanza (CD/LP, Soundway)
Spooky blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves from Eblis Álvarez, guitar player in Frente Cumbiero and Ondatropica. This is the fun and twisted sound of Colombian shrooms.
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07. Nostalgia 77 And The Monster - The Taxidermist (CD, Tru Thoughts, Nov.19)
Nostalgia 77 is back to his instrumental roots, with some new cinematic UK Jazz experimentations with UK's most eminents Jazz cats from the current scene. (out Nov. 19)
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08. Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International (Digital/CD+Poster, Paris DJs)
Cult bloggers/producers Djouls & Grant Phabao gather their friends for an afro/reggae/tropical/funk festival of hits - album of the year, hands down!
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09. Phil Motion - Time Bomb (7 inch, Supafunk)
One of the side-projects of The Souljazz Orchestra's extraordinary drummer, heavy funk recorded live to 8-track analog tape on a collectable 7 inch.
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10. Pyramid Blue - Pyramid Blue (CD/LP, Lovemonk, Nov.12)
Recommended spiritual ethio-flavoured jazz with Latin and Cuban grooves, Afrobeat echoes and avant-Funk vibrations from Spain. A real grower.
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11. The Echocentrics feat. Grant Phabao - The Echocentrics Remixes (12 inch, Ubiquity, Oct.30)
Heavy qualiy dub and ska remixes of Adrian Quesada's psychedelic latin funk project The Echocentrics, coupled with an unreleased track and some digital bonus dubstepish remixes
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12. The Greg Foat Group - Girl And Robot With Flowers (CD/LP, Jazzman, Dec.3)
A journey into the emotive and enthralling realms of cinematic jazz, seductive ambience and exciting, majestic drama from British pianist/composer/arranger Greg Foat.
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13. The Hot 8 Brass Band - The Life & Times Of (CD, Tru Thoughts)
A new batch from the roof-raising, jazz-infused, hip hop-fired New Orleans Hot 8 Brass Band, with a new amazing cover, this time The Specials' "Ghost Town"!
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14. Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79 (2CD/3LP, Soundway)
Outstanding anthology of Tunji Oyelana & The Benders covering a wide range of' Nigerian pop, from highlife toafrobeat, afrorock, funk, calypso, juju and reggae.
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15. Various - ¡Saoco! The Bomba & Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-66 (3LP/CD, Vampisoul)
Killer 50s and 60s Puerto Rico music with extensive liner notes by compiler Yannis Ruel unearthing explosive vintgae grooves from before the salsa movement.

16. Wrongtom meets Deemas J. - In East London (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts)
Remixer/producer Wrongtom and dancehall MC Deemas J offering classic British rub-a-dub over early 80s UK dancehall dubs. Addictive retro grooves.
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