Reissues from Daptone, Analog Africa, Mukatsuku and Tramp Records, new releases from Record Kicks, Audio Montage, Ninja Tune, Tru-Thoughts, Soul Garden, Paris DJs, Brainfeeder… it's the monthly playlist composed of selections from the records (CDs and vinyl) labels and artists sent to us during the past month!

Paris DJs Playlist September 2013

The September 2013 Paris DJs Playlist :

01. Afrobeat Airways - Return Flight To Ghana 1974-1983
(CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2013)
Each new Analog Africa release is pure delight for both diggers and dummies of African Music!
analogafrica | facebook | juno

02. Calibro 35 - Giulia Mon Amour
(7", Record Kicks, 2013)
When our favorite Italian soundtrack funksters go groovy psychedelic rock we can only applaud.
parisdjs | bandcamp | juno

03. Calibro 35 - Traditori Di Tutti
(CD/LP, Record Kicks, 2013)
Wait! There's a full album of this psychedelic funk rock from Italy!! On vinyl too! Bring on the goods!!
parisdjs | bandcamp | juno

04. CRuNCH 22 - Dimitri
(7", Audio Montage, 2013)
The new project from members of Israeli funk band The Apples is a psych-funk power trio based around Fender Rhodes, drums & turntables. So good and unique we licensed the b-side for our upcoming compilation...
juno | crunch22 | juno

05. Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Live In Concert
(CD/2LP, Ninja Tune, 2013)
One of UK's finest songwriters goes symphonic and the result recorded live in Amsterdam is brilliant.
finkworld | juno

06. Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger & Carlton Livingston - Imitation Sounds
(Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2013)
One of Paris DJs' Boom Bam secret weapons, with the two rhymesters killing it with style and fashion, over a thick and layered reggae riddim from multi-intrumentalist Grant Phabao. KA-BOOM! You're gonna play this one over and over.
parisdjs | bandcamp | juno

07. Harleighblu - Forget Me Not
(CD, Tru-Thoughts, 2013)
An amazing 21-year-old singer from Nottingham singing some tender and/or banging 21st century Soul!
harleighblu | bandcamp | etchshop | juno

08. Mukat Edits - Afro Disco Boogie Edits Vol.3
(12", Mukat Edits, 2013)
Starting with a bumpin disco number full of funky claps & guitar, slapping bass and an anthemic chorus 'Everybody get up, and dance, it's a brand new thing', this is floorfiller material for sure.
parisdjs | juno

09. Nik Weston Presents Colombian Funk and Latin Gems
(7", Mukatsuku, 2013)
A very cool tropical dub edit from Blundetto from a 1975 monster dancefloor track from Wganda Kenya, backed by a terrific piece of Colombian Salsa from Fruko Y Sus Tesos!
parisdjs | juno

10. Q.A.S.B. - II
(LP, Soul Garden 2013)
Following up on their Babe Ruth cover 'The Mexican' released on 7 inch last year, Tokyo funk outfit Q.A.S.B. are back with a second LP filled with groovy JB funk and early's 70s soul-jazz offerings. Go hunt!
qasb | juno

11. The Grits - Make A Sound (Like James Brown) (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2013)
A piece of hard-striking funk from The Grits remixed into a skanking reggae tune by Grant Phabao aiming for the James Scratch Perry Brown sound in full force!
parisdjs | bandcamp | juno

12. The Liberators - Cairo Uprising
(7", Record Kicks, 2013)
Australian afrofunksters The Liberators are back with a splendid anthem in the Budos Band vein, on a strictly limited 45 (300 copies only) - don't hesitate.
facebook | juno | parisdjs

13. The Liberators - Power Struggle
(CD/PL, Record Kicks, 2013)
Besides an upcoming seven inch, the 10-piece afro-funk-jazz band from Sydney have a second album coming in november, recorded straight to tape and hitting quite hard! A grower for sure… Check their 2011 mix for Paris DJs if you haven't already!
facebook | juno | parisdjs

14. The Poets Of Rhythm - Anthology
(Digital compilation, Daptone, 2013)
The godfathers of deep funk truly are The Poets Of Rhythm and the whole thing restarted in Europe in the early 90s. Spanning over the last two decades, this is essential and historical music. Raw & groovy as hell too.
parisdjs | juno

15. Thundercat - Apocalypse
(CD/2LP, Brainfeeder, 2013)
L.A.'s beat scene of futurized funk summed up in one double LP co-written and co-produced by Flying Lotus. Foggy layers of cosmic soul, electronica & jazz reaching for the sky. Play it on repeat.
thundercattheamazing | ninjatune | juno

16. Various - Feeling Nice
(CD/2LP, Tramp Records, 2013)
Ultra-rare raw funk & vintage heavy soul compiled by Tobias Kirmayer and Daniel Wanders, German expert diggers of funk 45 gold! Top quality as always with Tramp Records.
tramprecords | bandcamp | juno

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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