September was like a standard month for us, 50 new releases landed in our hard drives, while nearly as many real life records reached our shores. Out of those we selected 5 new albums worth checking, Criolo's Nó Na Orelha, a superb eclectic set from the 35-year-old São Paolo rapper blending hip hop, brazilian grooves and even afrobeat; Fink's live album and book Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet, a really beautiful packaging with moving, passionate and spiritual pop/folk songs; Lukid's fourth album Lonely At The Top, tone poems, sonic explorations and more challenges against the conventions of electronic music; Prince Fatty's new record Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler, one the ten best roots reggae producers out there today and maybe his most accomplished set yet; and finally Zulu Guru (aka Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X)'s self-titled album, an afro-futuristic, mind-blowing collection of 21st century blues. We also opted for two reissues from the Sonorama label, who's been digging some mid-70s disco-funk from Germany by Intercity Sound Association and Joy Unlimited, drawing some heavy smile on our ears. On the vinyl side, we got some amazing unclassifiable cumbia dub from Bondi Blaster, some addictive Peplum funk and dub from Il Carbonaro (a band with some Budos Band connections), the killer afrofunk 45 from Jungle Fire which we played over and over in our sets and mixes (and which includes a cover of Fela Anikulapu Kuti's Let's Start), tight and funky soul jazz from On The Spot Trio, and, last but not least, a collaborative 45 that Paris DJs did with Electric Cowbell records from Brooklyn, sharing each side each for an unmissable afro-rock 7 inch that everyone's gonna run after a few months from now!

Bondi Blaster Lo JuimoCriolo No Na OrelhaFink Wheels Turn Beneath My FeetGrant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra Ogun
Il Carbonaro High NoonIntercity Sound Association PhillysoundJoy Unlimited Instrumental ImpressionsJungle Fire Comencemos
Lukid Lonely At The TopOn The Spot Trio SuctionPrince_Fatty Versus the Drunken GamblerZulu Guru

The September 2012 Paris DJs Playlist :
01. Bondi Blaster - Lo Juimo! (CD/7" Stronghold Sound) info | buy
02. Criolo - Nó Na Orelha (CD, Stern's Music) info/buy
03. Fink - Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet (CD+Book/2LP, Ninja Tune) info | buy
04. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra / CSC Funk Band - Ogun b/w Catcher's Mitt (7 inch, Volcom Ent./Electric Cowbell/Paris DJs) info | buy
05. Il Carbonaro - High Noon (7", Colemine) info | buy
06. Intercity Sound Association - Phillysound (CD/LP, Sonorama) info | buy
07. Joy Unlimited - Instrumental Impressions (CD/LP, Sonorama) info | buy
08. Jungle Fire - Comencemos (7", Colemine) info | buy
09. Lukid - Lonely At The Top (CD/2LP, Werkdiscs) info | buy
10. On The Spot Trio - Suction (7", Colemine) info | buy
11. Prince Fatty - Versus the Drunken Gambler (CD/LP, Mr Bongo) info | buy
12. Zulu Guru (Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X) - Zulu Guru (CD/2LP, Ninja Tune) info | buy

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