Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (LP/T-shirt pre-order, Paris DJs, 2017)

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50...

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 Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International & Tropical Grooves Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the...

October 2015 Recommended Live Shows in Paris

The amount of cool shows happening in Paris or close during this month of october is just plain ridiculous. Even ourselves keep on mixing up the dates of all the upcoming ones we absolutely don't want to miss! So we thought it could be useful to chronologically list all the ones we feel could be...

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth feat. Muyiwa Kunnuji (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Killer afrofunk bombs are dropping regularly with the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra project. After one limited (and sold out) 45, 'Ogun', two very limited t-shirt singles, 'Talking & Singing' and 'The Wow!', and two instrumental tracks released on the Paris DJs Soundsystem 'Massive Hits From...

©© Les Frères Smith - Free To Go (CD/2LP, self-released, 2015)

Four years after their first album ' Contreband Mentality', French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith is finally back with a new full-length release. Second albums are always the hardest, so the Paris-based collective took their time and it was well worth the wait! The album is a...

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion (CD/2LP, Ubiquity Records, 2014)

Behind one of the best Jazz bands in France is one mastermind: Masta Conga, surrounding himself by many guests, mostly from Parisian afrobeat band Les Frères Smith. This is already their 4th album (the 2nd one on Ubiquity Records), and their best yet: still exploring psychedelic jazz realms, but...

Grant Phabao & AFRODYETE - Itchin' For Your Love / Feelin' You Feelin' Me (Limited 45, Paris DJs, 2014)

The first 45 of Grant Phabao and AFRODYETE is a killer double A-sider, with a storming and entrancing, super hot, sexy and smoking soulful ska burner on one side, and some seriously soulful vocals over one of Grant Phabao's brand new Afrofunk riddims, featuring additional horn recordings from Les...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.7

This seventh Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is an extravaganza spectacular selection of 50 tracks, with a lot fo Afro tunes, some Reggae goodies, Latin bits, hip Hop bombs and more… All killer, no filler, and plenty of choice tracks for you to share!! The 'Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection' is now a...

Free live show from Les Frères Smith on saturday, august, 31st in Paris!!

Next saturday if you're in Paris, we've picked a free show that we advise you not to miss!! Our treasured French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith will be doing a one hour free outdoor show at the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge… ©© Les Frères Smith Samedi 31 Aout 2013 / 19h-20h /...

Grant Phabao & AFRODYETE - Itchin' For Your Love (Digital Single, Paris DJs)

While singing & touring with The Breakestra, AFRODYETE stopped twice a Paris DJs' studios to record some new productions with multi-talented French producer Grant Phabao. This is her first single with Paris DJs, 'Itchin' For Your Love', a storming and entrancing soulful ska burner, super hot,...

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2013

With big outlet FNAC usual wrongdoings, which we warned about 7 years ago now, and Virgin Megastores closing, with some crookery from the distributors hiding their losses and rushing headlong into the wall, record labels are dying in France. Well not many have ever existed over here, but now...

©© Les Frères Smith - Opposite People (Live At Roskilde Festival 2012)

2013 should be a busy year for the Smith family. Before releasing some long-awaited new material later this year, Les Frères Smith and Paris DJs offer you a cover of Fela Kuti's 'Opposite People' captured last summer at the amazing Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Download MP3 ©© Les Frères Smith -...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International (Digital compilation, Paris DJs)

"Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International" is the first compilation coming out on the newly-launched Paris DJs label, gathering old cats and newcomers from the worldwide Afro/Tropical scene. Dwelving into the minds and hard drives of their international network of...

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Ki I Ye Yi (Digital album, Afrolectric Music/Paris DJs)

Franck Biyong's 9th album "Ki I Ye Yi" ("The one who doesn't know knows" in Basaa language), is a rare treat in the current Afro revival, blending the lost big band Central Africa tradition of the church choirs, national orchestras or military bands, with the urban 70s funk...

Elvis Martinez Smith - Music Is The Weapon Of The Future

France's finest Afrobeat and Ehio-flavored grooves band ©© Les Frères Smith are celebrating their mini UK tour his week (Sept 27 The Bedroom Bar, London; Sept 28 Village Hall, Chilham; Sept 29 St Mary's, Sandwich) with an exclusive free single from Elvis Martinez Smith, Music Is The Weapon Of The...

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Ayodegi - out on Underdog Records

Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Ayodegi - A Modern Afro-Fusion Ensemble (CD/2xLP/Digital) Underdogs Records, 2011-03-13 After their first album Definitely Roots in 2009, the French crew Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra is back with their new opus entitled Ayodegi. Still at the crossroad of Jazz funk,...

©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality - mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao

©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality (gatefold 2xLP) Cafe Creme Contreband Corporation, 2011-04-22 (CD/Digital) Comet, late may 2011 ©© les Freres Smith - the Smiths brothers - is a Paris based 14 piece collective specialized in afrobeat and ethio flavoured grooves. These music smugglers have...

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Extravaganza

The Paris DJs extended family has among the most pro-active in spreading the good word about worldwide African music. Celebrating the recent releases by One Foot In Jail or Franck Biyong on our brand new Colored-Inc. label, and announcing the upcoming albums from Oghene Kologbo or Ebo Taylor,...

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