DJ Format's Psych Out - A Collection Of Funky Fuzz Laiden Gems (CD/2LP, BBE, 2016)

DJ Format is one of the coolest DJs in the United Kingdom. We've already invited him twice for an exclusive Paris DJs mix. He's also a relentless vinyl hunter, especially for the very very rare stuff, as proven once again in this compilation of highly psychedelic tracks, mostly groovy-rock, with...

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...

The Janet Lawson Quintet (CD, BBE, 2014)

A delightful scat vocal jazz set from… 1981. Perfect for an early morning or late night session, and augmented with bonus tracks! The Janet Lawson Quintet - The Janet Lawson Quintet (CD) Barely Breaking Even BBE282, 2014-10-13 Tracklisting : 01. You Promised 02. Jitterbug Waltz 03. Sunday Afternoon...

The Grits - Make A Sound (CD, BBE, 2014)

Paris DJs followers will already know the Grant Phabao reggae rework of The Grits' 'Make A Sound (Like James Brown)'. Well the most loyal ones will also have checked the various 45s and digital singles released by The Grits recently. Such as, for example, the 'Skin & Bone' psych-funk tune...

The Excelsiors - Control This (CD/2LP, BBE, 2014)

The versatility of Shane "DJ Sureshot" Hunt is something to be believed: three albums with the Starshooters, three reggae compilation in the 'Soundbwoy Super Status Reggae Breaks And Beats' series, more recently a hip hop album as The Sureshot Symphony Solution, compiled in Paris DJs'...

Craig Peyton Group - Pyramid Love (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

The follow-up to the Band X album from the previous year (see here). Self-pressed jazz funk from the Boston area with breaks and vocal work for fans of Steely Dan & Matthew Larkin Cassell. Check the mega drum break on the tune 'Snow'. A rarity for fans of cosmic jazz-funk, with disco, rock and...

Crystal Winds - First Flight (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

Real soul/rare groove connoisseurs have all fallen for the funk group from Chicago Rasputin's Stash and their two amazing albums from 1971 and 1974. After a few singles at the end of the 70s, the band evolved into the Crystal Winds incarnation, releasing this privately pressed LP of mellow modern...

Band X - The Best Of Band X (CD/LP, BBE, 2014)

Boston-based musician/producer/writer/arranger Craig Peyton (vibraphone, keyboards), along with Alan Grzyb (bassoon, clarinet, electronics), Victor Preston (trombone) and Joey Bellomo (drums/synths), for a space-funk lost gem, with influences ranging from Shuggie Otis to Steely Dan and Michael...

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 - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl… only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1

Paris DJs have been hustling social networks for a week now, asking all the fans, friends and family to take out their credit card and support their crowdfunding campaign, in order to press some astonishing vinyl and merchandising. But Paris DJs is not all about the money and wanted to share this...

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 Playlist - January 2013

2014 starts at top speed with an avalanche of new releases, singles, EPs, albums, compilations and mixes. Here's the lowdown on everything that's been happening on Paris DJs' stereo this month. Afrobeat, Re-edits, salsa, Brazilian soul, reggae, hip hop, jazz, electro, rock, disco, afrofunk,...

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 Soundcloud Selection Vol.13

Hope you've enjoyed the Xmas festivities with your friends and family. We've tried to complement those times with some new xmas mixes, a new xmas single, and to conclude the series fo cool gifts, our latest Soundcloud selection of the year, 37 tracks full of soul & coolness - with the mandatory...

Paris DJs Playlist - November/December 2013

The end of the year is approaching fast so before going into the best of selections of singles, compilations, albums, mixes, here's the last playlist of the year, covering all the records we received during the last two months. Thanks to all the cool labels: Buyú Records, BBE Music, Compost...

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 Playlist - February 2013

February 2013 was a short month, as every year, but that didn't stop independant labels and artists to overwhelm us with download links and promotional records. As usual, we've focused on the vinyl, the glorious vinyl that some inflexible producers keep on putting out, from the Mocambo Records camp...

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012

10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders! Paris...

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