Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army / Humankind (Grant Phabao Remixes) (2nd pressing, 7", Paris DJs, out june 12, 2015)

For the second pressing of the Alice Russell 45 with the Grant Phabao reggae remixes of 'Seven Nation Army' and 'Humankind', 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 same one we did on the...

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...

Various - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (2CD/3LP boxset, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts Recordings is already 15 years old, and still one of the leading labels in the UK after all these years. Paris DJs has been having a long and lasting relationship with this imprint for most of those 15 years… Our most faithful readers might remember the...

Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Along with Ticklah in the US, Grant Phabao in France & a very few others, Prince Fatty from Brighton, UK, has found his own sound in the reggae niche. Having recorded many Nostalgia 77 records in the past, it was logical to see him tackle some reggae/dub remixes of his close friend (who's also...

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 Soundsystem - Vinyl Is Good For You (Limited 6x45 Boxset, Paris DJs, 2014)

This 6x45s boxset is heavily limited, a true collector's item. Featuring Afrodyete (The Breakestra), Alice Russell (courtesy of Tru Thoughts Recordings), Brownout, Grant Phabao, Jungle Fire, The Lone Ranger with Carlton Livingston, The Jays, this selection gathers the best DJ tunes from Paris DJs'...

VINYL IS GOOD FOR YOU 45 Boxset - Paris DJs Crowdfunding Campaign

Paris DJs need your help to fund the manufacturing of this beautiful six-45s boxset designed by Ben Hito. Strictly limited to a 100 copies, this collection of 7 inches will only see the light of day if this crowdfunding campaign is a success so we need your support ! Included are exclusive Grant...

Paris DJs Playlist - March/April 2014

Seems like our call from last February was worth it, the resistance is organizing itself, we received a LOT of records - yes vinyl and CDs, both still exist and seem to ast much longer than digital releases in the real world… The Paris DJs collective has been very busy these last weeks, preparing...

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...

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...

Sugarfoot Grooveband - Munkaro (Alice Russell video cover)

French combo SugarFoot Grooveband has a superb Alice Russell video cover of 'Munkaroo' out, produced by our collaborator Fred Feuillet (Full Power Prod). Enjoy and peep the beautiful Alice graffiti at the very end of this classy film! Credits : Sugarfoot Grooveband "Munkaroo" (Alice...

Paris DJs Playlist - June 2013

Paris DJs' first playlist of the summer is an international and temporal journey through 60/70s Guinean music, 70s Nigerian Funk, 70s/80s Kenyan recordings, 21st century Afrofunk from all over the globe, more sounds of today with some UK Funk & Soul, Brazilian Hip Hop, Afrobeat and New Baile...

Paris DJs presents The 10 Best Albums of 2012

This entry concludes our 'best of 2012' series with a selection of our 10 favorite albums of the year. Hands down, The Souljazz Orchestra ruled with their totally ridiculous album - and yep, 'ridiculous' means it's really great!. Not far behind, the Paris DJs Soundsystem compilation follows, and...

Mr Scruff - Wobble Control - out may 2nd on Ninja Tune

Mr Scruff - Wobble Control (12"/Digital Single) Ninja Tune ZEN1228/ZENDNLS28, 2011-05-02 Mr. Scruff returns with a synth heavy, low slung 4/4 number featuring a wiggling centipede synth line & unruly bass, scruffed up in his warm & dusty production style... the sound of electronic...

Various - Shapes 10:02 - Compiled by Rob Luis - out on Tru Thoughts

Various - Shapes 10:02 - Compiled by Rob Luis (2xCD/Digital) Tru Thoughts TRUCD226, 2010-12-06 The new bi-annual Shapes Compilation from Tru Thoughts is a killer one. 16 tracks on the first CD that make for an enjoyable listen at home or on the mp3 player and 14 on the second one which has an ear...

Alice Russell - Citizens

Alice Russell - Citizens (Digital single) Little Poppet/Differ-ant, 2010-10-04 Continue reading Original post on Paris DJs...

Clutchy Hopkins - Psychedelic Hip Hop, Funk & Jazz - Selected by Colored-Inc.

Clutchy Hopkins has released 8 albums in the last 5 years but his (their?) identity remains a mystery. We got in touch with his first label Crate Diggler Records in january 2009 in order to license a track for the It's The New Hip Hop Thing compilation... Then we recently been contacted by someone...

Lo Mejor Y Sabor De Quantic : A Retrospective Of Will Holland by Jeremy Sole (free download)

Lo Mejor Y Sabor De Quantic : A Retrospective Of Will Holland (Compiled, re-edit & mixed by Jeremy Sole) (Free MP3 downloads) Tru Thoughts, 2010-07-14 To celebrate the release of the new Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno album, tru Thoughts have teamed up with KCRW's Jeremy Sole and asked him...

Tru Thoughts Artists - Tru Thoughts Compilation - out september 6th on Tru Thoughts

Tru Thoughts Artists - Tru Thoughts Compilation (CD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD216, 2010-09-06 An essential collection highlighting some of the amazing music from the Tru Thoughts record label. Artists include Quantic, Bonobo, Alice Russell, Belleruche, Beth Rowley and Stonephace featuring Adrian Utley...

Alice Russell - Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff 'n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)

Various - Shapes 08:01 (CD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD164, 2008-06-02 Another exclusive treat on this CD is the killer Grant Phabao remix of Alice Russell's "Humankind" which is destined to become a firm favourite this summer, with spine-tingling vocals and the trademark Grant Phabao magic....

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