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:...

Monophonics - Promises (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Over the years, San Francisco psychedelic funksters Monophonics have became crucial to Paris DJs' selections, with no less than 6 appearances in the mixes (check here). Their fifth LP 'In Your Brain' released on Ubiquity Records was one of the 10 best albums of 2012. After a couple of covers...

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

These days, synth-heavy funk, disco, boogie & modern soul is trending like crazay. You're gonna say that it's been going on for 30 years already… and you'd be right. But the dancefloors don't care. Well, the more discerning ones, of course, those educated to the sound of George Clinton and a...

The Cheebacabra - Retouched (CD/2LP, Mackrosoft Records, 2015)

For more than a decade now and the first albums from synth-voodoo masters The Mackrosoft (alias Aja West and his brother The Cheebacabra), we've been pointing out a unique amalgam of organic jazz playing, hip hop beats with the cherished 70s P-Funk of George Clinton and the jazzy synth-funk from...

Nik Weston presents Soulful Funk & Gospel Soul (7", Mukatsuku, 2015)

Got a very nice surprise today as the latest 45 from Mukatsuku Records dropped at the door… and it's a scorcher once again, that'll go right away with the others 45s in my DJ bag for the vinyl set I'll be playing on june 4th with Betino's (info here)! Who doesn't like a deep disco groove with a fat...

Africa Airways One - Funk Connection 1973-1980 (CD/LP, Africa Seven, 2015)

I would love to know more about this new Afro label, based in London and Paris. Who are the guys behind this? A collective of crate diggers, afro music-heads, label spotters and vinyl buying obsessives says the press release. Well those cats sure are right on point sending this slab of wax focusing...

Jungle Fire - Firewalker - The Movie

'Firewalker - The Movie' is a short movie inspired by Jungle Fire's debut LP 'Tropicoso'. With vintage colors and an irresistible soundtrack, the video transpires the love of funky B-movies. A great treat from our favorite afro-latin-funksters from L.A.! Jungle Fire - Firewalker - The Movie Written...

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