Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 3

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nélo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired Ethio-Jazz song recorded and produced in a day by Shareholder Tom. We then head into a more groovy/hip hop part, with a new DJ Vadim rework, a very cool & funky tune from Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark's just released album (the former is from The Pharcyde and the latter from Jurassic 5 so get your ears on that LP asap!), a splendid rework/mashup of Jimmy Smith and Lou Reed by the one and only J-Rocc, and a new California-cool song from People Under The Stairs. The second half of this mix goes into rather unknown territories, starting with a song made famous by French singer Charles Aznavour, interpreted by Congolese band Orchestre Franco, and remixed by Greek producer Palov… The killer edit of The Emotions which follows (spotted by Oliver Wang on his Soul-Sides blog - thanks!) is quite a treat too, and we've also found a way to pick a second tune from the Golden Dawn Arkestra afro-psych-rock project from Austin, Texas - one you have to grab if you haven't already. 'Produced by Adrian Quesada' should be enough of an argument… The last quarter of this mix is rather on the afro-side, with a tune extracted from the just-released Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics album. This amazing combination of artists resulted in a killer live show last year, I'm wondering how the album's sounding. Someone please tell Strut Records to send us a promo copy! UK Afrobeat band The Fontanelles are next. Their album released last year on First Word Records is a neo-classic of the genre and even if the song we found is not available for free anymore, we couldn't pass on playing it to remind you how cool that project is. The mix closes with two end-of-program selections: a soundtrack-ish surf tune by an Israeli band, and an astounding rework of Danny Elfman's 'Simpsons Theme' by German hip hop producer Dexter.

Paris DJs Soundsystem Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol 3
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on 2014-10-16

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Tracklisting :
01. Nélo - Comment Te Dire Adieu
(from 'Touché' album, 2014 / Miam Records)
[free download on]
02. Animaux - Alaska (The Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)
[free download on]
03. Shareholder Tom - Ethiopian Girl
(from 'One Day Songs' EP, 2014 / Büro.9 Music)
[free download on]
04. Governor Tiggy x Mary J Blige x DJ Vadim - Tears On My Pillow
[free download on]
05. Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Bouillon (feat. Del & Murs)
(from 'Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark' album, 2014 / Delicious Vinyl)
[Too late! Used to be a free download on]
06. Jimmy Smith x Lou Reed - Walk On The Spinning Wheel (J. Rocc Edit)
[free download on]
07. Kat O1O feat. People Under The Stairs - Summer Nights
[free download on]
08. Orchestre Franco - Je t Attends (Palov Bossanova Edit)
[free download on]
09. The Emotions - Blind Alley (Altered Tapes Remix)
[free download on]
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Masakayli
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
[free download on]
11. Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - In The Middle
(from 'Jaiyede Afro' album, 2014 / Strut)
[free download on]
12. The Fontanelles - Afrocat
(from 'Horns Of Freedom' album, 2013 / First Word)
[Too late! Used to be a free download on]
13. Monti Fiori - Cantare Surf (con Eyal Talmudi)
(from 'Cantare Surf' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on]
14. Dexter - Homer Flip
(from '10 YRS MPM x HHV.DE' compilation, 2012 / Melting Pot Music)
[free download on]
Total time : 51mn 22s

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

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