This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a "when afrobeat meets jazz" theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series! Thankfully, Collen loved the mix, and let us share it with the rest of the world, so here's a new selection of African and African-influenced grooves from the past and the present. You might recognize some familiar faces, Dexter Story who came to DJ with us recently in Paris, Karl Hector who's done a handful of exclusive mixes for Paris DJs, a production from his brother on his own Philophon label, German singstress Bajka who've we been heavily supporting along the years, Berlin afrojazzfunksters Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers who first appeared on a Paris DJs compilation, Black Flower's afrojazz from Belgium, led by our friend Nathan Daems, the amazing Golden Dawn Arkestra from Austin, Texas, produced by Adrian Quesada, NYC's afrofunksters Ikebe Shakedown, or Dr. Lonnie Smith, who's back 45 years later on Blue Note with a truly great album….

Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol 10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz
Paris DJs Soundsystem African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz
(MP3 Podcast on 2016-03-14

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Tracklisting :

01. Nabowa - Calm It Up (Space Dub) feat. Dexter Story / USA
(from 'Nabowa Meets Carlos Nino & Friends' album, 2014 / AWDR/LR2)

02. Dexter Story - Lalibela feat. Yared Teshale / USA
(from 'Wondem' album, 2015 / Soundway)

03. Super Cayor De Dakar - Dëgoo (Unity) / SENEGAL
(from 'Sopenté' album, 1997 / Popular African Music)

04. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT / GERMANY
(from 'Can't Stand The Pressure' album, 2016 / Now-Again)

05. Roy X - Odoyewu feat. Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas and his Sounds of Joy & Roy X / GHANA
(from 'Odoyewu' 7 inch, 2015 / Philophon)

06. Hidden Jazz Quartett - Soulosophy feat. Bajka / GERMANY
(from 'Raw and Cooked' album, 2016 / Agogo)

07. Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers - No Stitches / GERMANY
(from 'Cranes And Carpets' album, 2015 / Agogo)

08. Black Flower - Upwards / BELGIUM
(from 'Abyssinia Afterlife' album, 2014 / Zephyrus Music)

09. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Oasis (The Legend of Nathaniel Thorne) / USA
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' album, 2014 / self-released)

10. Ikebe Shakedown - Road Song / USA
(from 'The Beast' 7 inch, 2013 / Ubiquity)

11. Abahambi - Abahambi / SOUTH AFRICA
(from 'Freeway' album, 2013 / Black Pearl)

12. Timo Lassy - Green Pepper Strut / FINLAND
(from 'Love Bullet' album, 2015 / Membran)

13. Dr. Lonnie Smith - African Suite / USA
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)

Total time : 56mn 23s

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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