Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1

For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past,...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24

Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23

Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes....

Loik - AfroTropik

A one hour-long, vinyl-only selection, with forgotten classics and nuggets to be (re)discovered. The mix starts with some Afrofunk (Antoinette Konan, Pat ‘Ndoye, Jean Guéhi); before diving down into the irresistible Cape Verdian pulse: groovy, psych, roots, pop, even nu disco; and closing in Haiti...

Paris DJs Soul System - Une Nuit à Paris / A Paris DJs Night #2 - Samedi 26 Novembre 2016 au Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)

Cartel Concerts et Le Cabaret Sauvage s'associent pour vous présenter le samedi 26 Novembre 2016 "Une Nuit à Paris / A Paris DJs Night", la deuxième soirée clubbing du collectif Paris DJs. À l'occasion de cette deuxième édition, Paris DJs célèbrera la sortie de l'album du producteur...

Paris DJs Magazine #4 - Nov/Dec 2016

Dans quelques semaines, une fois encore, les six rennes du Père Noël viendront bramer dans vos cheminées. En attendant, nous on bosse comme des dromadaires. Le vieux barbu, qui ne nous a jamais vraiment eu à la bonne ne déposera rien dans nos souliers vernis. Cette année, une fois de plus, nous...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22

From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21

Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool & groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on...

Kologbo - Don't Mind Them (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

'Don't Mind Them' is the first single extracted from Oghene Kologbo's long-awaited second album 'Africa Is The Future' , to be released in december 2016 on Paris DJs. Kologbo was Fela Kuti's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. It was only in 2007 that he put out his first solo album, 'Remember Fela'...

Paris DJs Magazine #3 - Sept/Oct 2016

Au sommaire de ce numéro #3, une interview de Julien Lebrun, digger, voyageur, producteur de disques et désormais de films avec son label Hot Casa, le chanteur ghanéen Pat Thomas à l'occasion de la sortie de son anthologie 'Coming Home'… Sommaire : Pages 02-03 : Edito Pages 04-06 : Interview Julien...

Grant Phabao & RacecaR "A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque" LP - Support Paris DJs' 5th crowdfunding campaign

Help Paris DJs press a limited edition vinyl LP and CD of Grant Phabao & RacecaR's album 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque', along with some new t-shirts & sweatshirts, all illustrated by poster artist Ben Hito. Support Paris DJs' Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank For two years...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - The Wheelie Champion Sound (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Reggae comes from Mento, Ska and Rocksteady. When Reggae invented dub and toasting, it gave America the technology and ideas which led to Hip Hop's emceeing (later known as rapping) and scratching. Thus Hip Hop was born. Even Gangsta rap came from Dancehall — both speaking about the violence from...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20

20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music...

Alex Puddu - Hot Love - A Selection of Rare Grooves, Funk and Latin-Soul

Italy-born but Denmark-based Alex Puddu is an outstanding composer of soundtracks and a new millennium Funk revivalist with a variety of styles and moods under his belt. He's released 3 albums with Puddu Varano between 1998 and 2001, 5 albums between 2004 and 2010 as Alex Puddu And The Butterfly...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Think It All (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Chicago-born but now Paris-based MC RacecaR and French producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Phabao are hard at work this summer, finishing the last details to their upcoming album 'A Healthy Obsession with Pétanque', and trying to find support to fund its pressing. Already the 6th digital single...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19

Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I...

Anthony Joseph - The Heritage Mix

Earlier this month British/Trinidadian poet, novelist & musician Anthony Joseph released his 6th album, 'Caribbean Roots', the 4th one for French jazz label Heavenly Sweetness, exploring his Caribbean musical heritage and featuring guests percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora, Papa Wemba,...

Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queens (CD/LP, Paris DJs, 2016)

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 groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live...

Paris DJs Tour Operator #24 at Le Pigalle on thursday, may 26th with DJs Loik Dury & Emmanuel Santarromana

Paris DJs and Le Pigalle present the 24th edition of their 'Tour Operator' weekly rendez-vous in Paris, with Loik Dury and Emmanuel Santarromana as the operating DJs for this session on may 26. French DJ Emmanuel Santarromana is graciously rewarding us with a surprise visit. On an express trip in...

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,...

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