Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)

Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Vito - Selecta 01 - Soulful Grooves

A long-time activist of the French music scene, Vito has never sold his soul to the music industry. Quite the opposite, he was a member of the Hérétik crew, and probably one of the amazing guys who made the legendary rave at the Piscine Molitor in Paris happen, during the spring of 2001 (among...

Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018 (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#28 - Cool Down feat. Monkuti (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

We nearly missed KOLOGBO DAY. Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, which means we're celebrating our friend Oghene Kologbo, who was Fela Kuti's tenor guitarist in Afrika 70, who played with nearly everyone from the worldwide afrobeat scene ever since it emerged in the late 1990s...

Franck Biyong - Wearplay EP#27 - Afro Bikutsi Live! (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Afrolectric Music/Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

"We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to miss either our soundcheck or our performance. Playing African Music...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#26 - Dog Eat Dog (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Not a month goes by without a sixth in it, so here's this April's one… Yes it's the 6th of the month, it's KOLOGBO DAY! So is there something special happening on Kologbo day? Indeed there is. Today we're proud to present 'Dog Eat Dog', another fantastic afrobeat banger, ready to devastate the most...

Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy - Wearplay EP#25 - Change The System (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Every 6th of the month at Paris DJs is KOLOGBO DAY and this one is a special one — those in the know will understand — and this is why we're fulfilling Kologbo's request to reissue his 'Change The System' tune. It was released 10 years ago on his first album, 'Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti', with...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#22 - Look Around (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, even when Kologbo is touring in Chile! After unveiling this new tune last month on Soundcloud, here's its official digital/t-shirt Wearplay release. Hot on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign for the pressing of his 2nd LP, 'Africa Is...

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Wearplay EP#21 - C.F.A. Music (T-shirt/Digital EP bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian musician, composer and singer, creator of the "Afrolectric" sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro-Funk and Avant-garde Jazz. Here are 4 tunes co-produced with Paris DJs' main man Grant Phabao, extracted from the "Ki I Ye Yi" album they released together...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay LP#20 - Don't Sell Your Soul 45s (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

In the back of my mind I had this idea for quite some time, of a selection of vinyl we have in stock at the Paris DJs Record Store. In between other projects I finally managed to make it a reality, thanks to Erik Rug and Loik Dury who helped me pick the best tunes from our 45s stocks, thanks to...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory by Paris DJs Soundsystem Grant Phabao is Paris DJs' in-house producer and sound engineer, and no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Grant Phabao is Paris DJs' in-house producer and sound engineer, and no doubt familiar to you as France's premier reggae lord. Over nearly two decades of superb music-making, he grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae",...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#13 - Paris DJs Soundsystem Eiffelmat (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

For this 13th episode 13 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1), we've recycled French illustrator Ben Hito's first-ever original Paris DJs logo. He had designed it a few years ago in yellow, red & green, for our first (and successful) crowdfunding...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#12 - Wearplay EP#12 - Dis Is Good For You (Japanese Version) (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Wearplay EP#12 - Dis Is Good For You (Japanese Version) by Paris DJs Soundsystem Episode 12th of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1) should come as a surprise to many. We've received along the years some recurring requests for printing on a T-shirt the...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#12 - Dis Is Good For You (Japanese Version) (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Episode 12 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1) should come as a surprise to many. We've received along the years some recurring requests for printing on a T-shirt the "Dis Is Good For You" poster from illustrator Ben Hito, the first one he ever...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#11 - Don't Sell Your Soul (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

This is the 11th episode in season 1 of the "Wearplay" series. The Jays, previously named The Royals, is a group that has made its mark on the Jamaican music scene in the 1960s and 1970s, with hits such as "Queen Majesty", "Truly", "Yaho" or "Pick Up The...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#10 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

The 10th episode in the "Wearplay" series combining arts & craft in clothing, graphics and music looks like King Kong discovering the fire instead of holding the beautiful woman in his hand. In order to musically illustrate this trippy visual from poster artist Ben Hito, we've opted...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 & 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26

We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#09 - Vinyl Is Good For You (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Times flies… It's the 3rd week and already the 9th release in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music. Some people have already yield to temptation, even though the first season of 15 episodes ain't fully published yet. We're hope many more will succumb to the beauty...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#08 - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

"Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors" truly is one of Paris DJs' more loveable projects. It's one of the most accomplished of the "Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International" CD/digital compilations. It's a magnificent piece of visual art, one of the best-ever works from French...

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