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...

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...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - One Free (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

'One Free', the latest single extracted from RacecaR's upcoming 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, sees the American MC laying a thick rap, moving on and around the beat, over a deep & dubby, slow & stripped-down early 80s dancehall style riddim from French producer and...

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...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR. Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an...

Raashan Ahmad - Falling feat. Aloe Blacc and Gift Of Gab (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, 2015, Paris DJs)

California MC Raashan Ahmad used to be the front man for the live hip-hop group Crown City Rockers (formerly known as Mission) in the 2000s. Since then he's launched a succesful solo career culminating so far in 2013 with the neo-classic 'Ceremony' album. Early 2014 he got in touch with Paris DJs,...

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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2015)

Thanks to the people who supported Paris DJs second crowdfunding campaign this winter, a new, limited edition 9 tracks Paris DJs vinyl LP, with an illustration by graphic artist Ben Hito, is AVAILABLE NOW. Strictly limited to a 500 copies, this new collection of exclusive Grant Phabao remixes and...

An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space (Free digital download, Monkeyboxing.com, 2015)

Producer Tom Caruana is quite a figure of the music underground in the UK. Besides numerous hip hop or funk productions (for Breakin' Bread, with Dr. Syntax and many others, in The Menagerie or Son Of Sam bands, etc.), he created the Boiler Room Collective studio project, and released some very...

Pete Cannon Meets Ghost Writerz - How We Living (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Hot on the heels of their first release, Tru Thoughts' UK Sound System Culture branch Sharp and Ready is back with a new single, a big jungle/reggae tune sampling the early 1970s 'Jah Shakey/Rockers Hop' Riddim from Coxsone Dodd & Roland Alphonso. Manchester-based hip hop/jungle producer Pete...

1-6 - Cosmetic Love b/w The Public Opinion Six - Jappo (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2015)

Today a nice surprise lands in Paris DJs' mailbox. And by 'mailbox' I totally don't mean 'e-mail box' but the real life one. The one where, regularly, artists and labels send some cool records for us to check and eventually review. No the one where so many people throw gigabytes of digital links...

Gypsy Hill - Our Routes (CD, Batov Records, 2014)

London-based producers DJ Kobyashi and Herbert Newbert play a blend of balkanese, gypsy, hip hop & bass music. Their band Gypsy Hill is a 7-piece drum & brass ensemble, clearly aiming for the summer's festivals. Those guys have digested the electro-swing revival that followed Emir...

Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory - Support Paris DJs' 2nd crowdfunding campaign!!

Help us press a limited edition 9 tracks Paris DJs vinyl LP, with a new illustration by graphic artist Ben Hito. Strictly limited to a 500 copies, this new collection of exclusive Grant Phabao remixes and productions will only see the light of day if this crowdfunding campaign is a success so we...

Criolo - Convoque Seu Buda (CD, Sterns Music, 2014)

In France, subsidized music is one hell of a pain in the ass. You can't get any cultural grant if you don't have a physical distributor. But I haven't found any distro worth working with if you don't want to either lose money or get stolen from. For example (and even if I said it before many times)...

Renegades Of Jazz- Paradise Lost (CD/2LP, Agogo, 2015)

Renegades Of Jazz a.k.a. David Hanke has been into trip hop & downbeat in the late 90s, then began to fall for soul & funk. In the 2000s he told us he was an avid follower of our various music websites from the era (Ninja Obsession, Tru-Thoughts.net, Djouls.com, etc.) and in 2009 he started...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

This third single from the Grant Phabao & RacecaR duo explores this time a different blend, with the lyricist's groovy rhymes recorded over one of Grant Phabao's heavy one drop reggae riddims, and featuring Parisian activist from the Chinese Man label Taiwan MC on guest vocals. A true Jamaican...

Ghost Writerz - Back It Up (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

As the first chapter of our celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary, yesterday we posted an exclusive 30mn mix by Ghost Writerz, a duo consisting in London based producer Harry 'Sleepy Time Ghost' Metcalfe and vocalist (and producer) Jason 'Jimmy Screech' Bradshaw. Ghost Writerz is the first...

Renegades Of Jazz - Fire EP (12", Agogo Records, 2014)

We had the chance to get the visit of Renegades Of Jazz last week at Paris DJs. A long afternoon of sharing memories, vinyl obsessions and of course the now world-famous Djouls' salad (a quick one, though, there's been better ones in the past). The man brought copies of his latest EP on glorious 12...

DELS - Petals Have Fallen (CD/LP, Big Dada, 2014)

Second album from the London-based MC, following up on 'GOB' from 2011, featuring production by Kwes, Micachu and Bonobo plus guest vocals from Tirza, Rosie Lowe and Kerry Leatham. While the music is rather warm, full of feeling & emotion, the global vibe is rather gritty, depicting the...

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