Various - Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (CD/LP, Analog Africa, 2017)

2017 might be Cameroon's year after its victory at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but German label Analog Africa prove once again they're hands-down the world champions of 1970s African music reissues with this funky and irresistible "Pop Makossa" compilation, focusing on the vintage...

Vincent Ahehehinnou - Best Woman (LP, Analog Africa, 2017)

The latest Analog Africa reissue is up for pre-order on Bandcamp! The album, originally a 1978 release by Orchestre Poly Rythmo's singer Vincent Ahehehinnou, is rare-as-shit, worth nearly 4 figures if you can find a decent copy. There's only 4 tunes, two afrofunk monsters and two ballads, but...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.2

Following up where we left off with the first volume, here’s the second part of our "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We’ve left you last week with a 25-tracks selection of American...

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The 22nd Analog Africa release is a beauty people couldn't begin to imagine how the feeling would be to actually be playing it - until now. As rare as it's insanely great, this long-awaited reissue is the holy grail of Shadow albums. The one featuring the monster cosmic soca disco track 'Let’s Get...

A Paris DJs Night #1 - Analog Africa Birthday Party - Samedi 24 Septembre 2016 au Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)

Cartel Concerts et Le Cabaret Sauvage s'associent pour vous présenter le samedi 24 septembre 2016 "A Paris DJs Night", la première soirée clubbing du collectif Paris DJs. Célébrons à cette occasion les 10 ans du label allemand Analog Africa, sans doute le meilleur des labels de rééditions...

Bitori - Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands) (CD/LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

Until 1975 and the independence of Cape Verde, the Portuguese colonial leaders had prohibited Funaná, the local, rural, very rhythmic music containing accordion. It then could develop with many variations, but it's only in the middle of the Nineties that Victor Tavares, better known as Bitori,...

Loik Dury - Open-Minded Groovy Ride Spring 2016

It's been a long time since we published a mix from our beloved co-founder Loik Dury. Let's put things right with this new one without any boundaries, from acoustic to electric, with hot thangs and cold bits, some stuff quite deep but phat nonetheless, also some phat shit but deep nonetheless,...

Various - Space Echo - The Mystery Behind the “Cosmic Sound” of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The German label specialized in reissues of African and Afro-Latin music releases every year a new and totally essential themed record. After a splendid 'Senegal 70' compilation at the end of last year, Analog Africa is back with some Cabo Verde cosmic grooves, selected with taste by Samy Ben...

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....

The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for...

Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé - Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2014)

Every new Analog Africa release is a celebration. Label founder and main activist Samy Ben Redjeb is deeply involved into hard digging, traveling in Africa or South America to gathers long lost and forgotten vinyl gems, but also photos & stories, and then, with the help of an international...

Analog Africa Selection Vol.5 by Déni Shain & Samy Ben Redjeb

A bit more then a year ago I received a message from Déni Shain, a french music producer based in Lisbon. In that mail he asked me if I would be interested in releasing music from Cabo Verde since he was close to Chico and Wilson, the 2 DJs behind Celeste Mariposa (an excellent portuguese/angolan...

Paris DJs Playlist - May/June/July/August 2014

This playlist has been a few months in the making... We were kinda busy with our crowdfunding campaign this summer, but managed to get back on our feet and finally publish this mega-post filled with 49 short or not-that-short reviews of new singles, albums and compilations we received at Paris DJs...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.15

Last week's Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection was mostly downtempo business. This one's more of an uptempo affair, a journey building up slowly but surely through hip hop, soulful rock, reggae, salsa, ethio-jazz, breakbeat, funk, arabic, afrobeat, house, kuduro, latin boogaloo, tropical, afrofunk and...

16 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2013

While the mainstream has become more and more insipid, nostalgia of the past has been quite a big thing once again this year. Alas many labels have ducked out of our pages in 2013. Now-Again, Numero Group, Daptone, Luaka Bop, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Light In The Attic and many many others have...

Paris DJs Playlist - October 2013

October 2013 was a HEAVY month on the releases side. We had to make some hard choices, and have picked a selection of 7 compilations, 6 singles and 6 albums to fill your musical needs. Thanks to labels such as BBE, Analog Africa, Tru Thoughts, Music With Soul, Tiger's Milk, Paris DJs of course,...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.10

Paris DJs are trying to keep on a bi-monthly schedule with this 'Soundcloud Selection' series... A mega program of two and half hours, with many many new releases, stuff to discover, like and share, some edits, a few of their own productions, picked through hours of Soundcloud digging, for your...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.9

It's time for our bi-monthly Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection, nearly 3 hours of grooves in many styles, Chicha, Soul, Reggae, Mashups, Hip Hop, Funk, Latin, Afro… Don't hesitate to pick your favorites, like 'em, share 'm and playlist 'em again!! Check our playlist column for some more extravaganza...

Paris DJs Playlist - September 2013

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...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.7

This seventh Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is an extravaganza spectacular selection of 50 tracks, with a lot fo Afro tunes, some Reggae goodies, Latin bits, hip Hop bombs and more… All killer, no filler, and plenty of choice tracks for you to share!! The 'Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection' is now a...

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