Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2015)

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff is an American saxophonist and composer who lives in Berlin. He has played and recorded with The Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Whitefield Brothers, Franck Biyong, Tony Allen or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. In 2007 he released with his band Afrobeat...

Derek Gripper - One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali (LP, Matsuli Music, 2015)

Cape Town guitarist Derek Gripper is a solo performer playing with an experimental 8-string guitar. The album 'One Night On Earth' was recorded in a single all night session, and consists of guitar interpretations of Toumani Diabaté compositions on the Malian kora. Yes you read right. The kora is a...

ATOMGA - Black Belt (CD, self-released, 2015) mixed & mastered by Grant Phabao

ATOMGA, a world-funk outfit from Denver, Colorado, have been under Paris DJs' radar since their early 2014 self-titled EP (released for free on atomga.bandcamp.com). The excellent opener from that EP, 'Empire', nearly made it to the final selections of our series of Afro/tropical compilations, and...

ATOMGA - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix) (Free MP3 Download, ATOMGA, 2015)

Grant Phabao is an internationally-renowned French engineer and producer, best known for his work remixing tracks from everyone from Lee Fields to Brownout to Alice Russell… He got enlisted by ATOMGA, a 10-piece afrofunk collective from Denver, Colorado, to mix & master their new album 'Black...

Amara Touré - 1973-1980 (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2015)

The 18th Analog Africa release (out june 22nd) is a compilation of Amara Touré, the enigmatic Afro-Cuban percussionist and singer from Guinea-Conakry, showcasing all of the 10 songs he ever released between 1973 and 1980. The compilation will be pressed as a Double gatefold LP & a 8-Tray CD....

Africa Airways One - Funk Connection 1973-1980 (CD/LP, Africa Seven, 2015)

I would love to know more about this new Afro label, based in London and Paris. Who are the guys behind this? A collective of crate diggers, afro music-heads, label spotters and vinyl buying obsessives says the press release. Well those cats sure are right on point sending this slab of wax focusing...

Ndikho Xaba and The Natives (CD/LP, Matsuli Music, 2015)

Matsuli Music is all about very high standards with their reissues. If you follow our writings then you've discovered some killer South African Jazz albums by Dick Khoza, Batsumi or Sathima Bea Benjamin - check here to read the reviews and listen to the music if you haven't already. The label's...

Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queen / Post Card (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Parisian multi-intrumentalist/producer Etienne de la Sayette regularly delivers a new loveable two-track single for Paris DJs to release on their groovy label. This one's opener 'Maputo Queen' got its title in memory of an epic night (with Etienne's collaborators in the Akalé Wubé band) at Maputo...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2015)

Thanks to the people who supported Paris DJs second crowdfunding campaign this winter, a new, limited edition 9 tracks Paris DJs vinyl LP, with an illustration by graphic artist Ben Hito, is AVAILABLE NOW. Strictly limited to a 500 copies, this new collection of exclusive Grant Phabao remixes and...

Jungle Fire - Firewalker/Tokuta (Grant Phabao Remixes) (2nd pressing, 7", Paris DJs, 2015)

For the second pressing of the Jungle Fire 45 with the Grant Phabao afro/ska remixes of 'Firewalker' and 'Tokuta', we've opted for a different sleeve look, with some red hand-stamped 'Vinyl Is Good For You' design by Ben Hito on a thick 180g white discobag! The repress is strictly limited to 300...

Jungle Fire - Firewalker - The Movie

'Firewalker - The Movie' is a short movie inspired by Jungle Fire's debut LP 'Tropicoso'. With vintage colors and an irresistible soundtrack, the video transpires the love of funky B-movies. A great treat from our favorite afro-latin-funksters from L.A.! Jungle Fire - Firewalker - The Movie Written...

©© Les Frères Smith - Free To Go (CD/2LP, self-released, 2015)

Four years after their first album ' Contreband Mentality', French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith is finally back with a new full-length release. Second albums are always the hardest, so the Paris-based collective took their time and it was well worth the wait! The album is a...

Nik Weston presents Afrofunk Gems Volume Five (7", Mukatsuku, 2015)

Jo Tongo was born and raised in Douala, Cameroon. He was sent to Paris by his father in 1964 and started studying pharmacy for a couple of years. While in Paris, he took up classic piano and obtained a degree from the Paris National Superior Academy of Music. A few years later Jo Tongo was...

Etienne de la Sayette - Jungle Blue / Han Gang (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on his first single, 'I'm So Cool In Seoul/Lord Bougainvilard', composer/arranger/producer/multi-instrumentalist Etienne de la Sayette is back with a new deep jazz two-tracker for thoughtful moods. Still blending afro and jazz vibes with Gugak - traditional Korean music - Etienne...

Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers - Cranes And Carpets (CD/LP, Agogo Records, 2015)

Another band we've been proud to introduce to the musical world is Berlin-based groove and afro-funk quintet Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers, featured in our october 2013 compilation 'Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?'. After a 7 inch release of the same tune we had licensed, '2 Feet',...

1-6 - Cosmetic Love b/w The Public Opinion Six - Jappo (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)

Today a nice surprise lands in Paris DJs' mailbox. And by 'mailbox' I totally don't mean 'e-mail box' but the real life one. The one where, regularly, artists and labels send some cool records for us to check and eventually review. No the one where so many people throw gigabytes of digital links...

The Afrorockerz + Kuku - February 4th at Le New Morning in Paris

Afrorockerz. Damn! Such a cool band name. Afro and rock, what else? We played them in a mix nearly 7 years ago. We licensed a track of theirs in october 2013 for the 'Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?' compilation, and another one in may 2014 for the 'A House Divided Against Itself Cannot...

Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory - Support Paris DJs' 2nd crowdfunding campaign!!

Help us press a limited edition 9 tracks Paris DJs vinyl LP, with a new illustration by graphic artist Ben Hito. Strictly limited to a 500 copies, this new collection of exclusive Grant Phabao remixes and productions will only see the light of day if this crowdfunding campaign is a success so we...

C.S. Crew - Funky Pack (CD/LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2013)

Even though it was released nearly 40 years ago in Nigeria, the City Street Funk Band's only album, 'Funky Pack' is heavy heavy heavy on the FUNK. In the mid-70s in Lagos, psychedelic rock was starting to get hijacked by the mainstream, the live scene getting its kicks on juju music, and the...

Etienne de la Sayette - I'm So Cool In Seoul / Lord Bougainvillard (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang (reviewed here) groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician,...

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