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 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...

Grant Phabao & RacecaR - Wearplay LP#05 - A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

The fifth in our "Wearplay" series combining clothing, graphics and music production is an album already released on vinyl and CD last year, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. It was conceived as a hip hop album that wouldn't be beatmaking (hip hop beats), but would incorporate...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#02 - Heavyweight Gambit (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

The "Wearplay EP" series is an innovative brand new concept, combining clothing, graphics and music production — with a new hybrid work released every day of the week! For this Wearplay EP #02, illustrator Ben Hito has adapted Paris DJs' artwork from the "Heavyweight Gambit, No Holds...

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...

Premiere : Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)

Austin-based Level One Sound run by our esteemed collegue Adrian Quesada has been the home to many great recordings, from The Funk Ark, Brownout, David Garza, Deer Tick, Natalia Clavier, The Echocentrics, The Electric Peanut Butter Co., Third Root, Money Chicha, etc. - A full fledged...

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 - 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...

Various - Movements Vol.8 - Compiled by Tobias Kirmayer (2LP/CD, Tramp, 2016)

Last month we published a digest of all the superb releases from German label Tramp Records between may 2015 and february 2016. Hours of great listening are ahead of you if you haven't checked those out yet. Or you could directly go and check their latest compilation in the 'Movements' series —...

Calibro 35 - S.P.A.C.E. (CD/LP, Record Kicks, 2015)

5 years after the memorable interview we made with Tommaso Colliva, Italy's funkiest act Calibro 35 is back for a not-to-be-missed show in Paris at Petit Bain next thursday (if you're not going to Paris DJs' weekly rendez-vous at Le Pigalle of course). The Milan-based funksters will play tracks...

Praise Poems Volume 3 and more great releases from Tramp Records

Regularly, German label Tramp Records has been sending us promo CDs of their upcoming full-length releases during the past months, and it's just ALWAYS been a great new release or compilation. Keep it up with the excellence guys! Here's the low-down on the ones we haven't talked about yet... Praise...

Orgone - Beyond The Sun (2LP, Colemine, 2016)

Los Angeles-based funk, R&B and soul collective Orgone released a new album, 'Beyond The Sun', which dropped on April 28th, 2015 via Shanachie Entertainment. The album is now available on vinyl through Colemine Records, in a deluxe version, including random colored vinyl (2LP) and a...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Authentic Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 funky & soulful compilations digging into today's international scene. Expect psychedelic hip hop, jazzy rhymes, dancefloor funk, cinematic soul, heavy heavy heavy tunes all along from various atmospheres, vibes & moods. All new & exclusive tracks hand-picked by Paris DJs' crew. Paris...

Nik Weston presents Shuya Okino - The Shuya Okino EP (12", Mukatsuku, 2015)

Shuya Okino is one of the two brothers who founded the famous Kyoto Jazz Massive project in the early 1990s. Early 2014 he put out a funk/soul/disco album called 'Destiny replayed by Root Soul', mainly late 70s disco/boogie-inclined, with full real instrumentation. 'Take A Look At Yourself', one of...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Heavyweight Gambit, No Holds Barred! - Foot Stompers & Freaky Soul Vol.2 (Digital compilation, Paris DJs , 2015)

Heavyweight Gambit, Nol Holds Barred' is the 11th compilation coming out on the Paris DJs label, and the second one digging into Funk & Soul music for the Paris DJs Soundsystem crew. A lot of tracks landed in the label's mailbox (thanks to everyone who participated!), choices had to be made,...

STEPAK-TAKRAW - Socotra (LP, Soul Garden Records Japan, 2015)

Remember that killer 45 from Japanese Afrofunk band STEPAK-TAKRAW which we wrote about, something like a year ago? 'Phat Fat Jackson' was one of the highlights of the year singles-wise. with its blend of afrofunk, latin & surf music… In december 2013 the group had released their third album...

Q.A.S.B. - III (CD/LP, Soul Garden Records Japan, 2015)

Q.A.S.B. is a Japanese funk/soul band celebrating their 10 years of existence with the release of their third album of groovy JB funk and early's 70s soul-jazz offerings. We often say that a band starts to become really good after 10 years of playing together, and this new LP tends to confirm this...

Nik Weston presents Lost Soul & Funk Gems Volume Four (7", Mukatsuku, 2015)

Extracted from the 1976 album 'Don't You Think It's Time', Courtial's 'Losing You', with bay area vocalist Errol Knowles (perhaps better known for his work on the Azteca albums or Coke Ecovedo's 'I Would Not Change A Thing'), marks the start of the jazz-funk era. A soulful shuffler for warm jazz...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - One Two One Two (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

RacecaR started working with the French producer Grant Phabao approximatively one year ago, with a simple concept in mind: exploring some new rare grooves of reggae, ska, afrofunk, soul and jazz, on which he would try rhyming and rapping - uncharted waters in terms of tempo for a boom-bap...

The Mighty Mocambos (feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, Hektek & Deejay Snoop) - It's The Music (7", Mocambo, 2014)

Esteemed collegue Ben Greenslade-Stanton (The Beta Club, The Mighty Mocambos, The Snitch, The Spike Orchestra, etc.) gave us a visit this summer and brought some funky 45s with him to share with us. One of those stands out from the lot:...

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