Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)

Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#28 - Cool Down feat. Monkuti (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

We nearly missed KOLOGBO DAY. Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, which means we're celebrating our friend Oghene Kologbo, who was Fela Kuti's tenor guitarist in Afrika 70, who played with nearly everyone from the worldwide afrobeat scene ever since it emerged in the late 1990s...

Franck Biyong - Wearplay EP#27 - Afro Bikutsi Live! (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Afrolectric Music/Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

"We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to miss either our soundcheck or our performance. Playing African Music...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#26 - Dog Eat Dog (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Not a month goes by without a sixth in it, so here's this April's one… Yes it's the 6th of the month, it's KOLOGBO DAY! So is there something special happening on Kologbo day? Indeed there is. Today we're proud to present 'Dog Eat Dog', another fantastic afrobeat banger, ready to devastate the most...

Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy - Wearplay EP#25 - Change The System (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Every 6th of the month at Paris DJs is KOLOGBO DAY and this one is a special one — those in the know will understand — and this is why we're fulfilling Kologbo's request to reissue his 'Change The System' tune. It was released 10 years ago on his first album, 'Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti', with...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#24 - Get Rich Quick (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

February 6th, it's Kologbo day at Paris DJs - just like every other 6th of the month we're releasing a brand new song from Fela Kuti Afrika 70's tenor guitar player! This one is called 'Get Rich Quick' and features the horn section and percussion player from French band Les Frères Smith, along with...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#23 - Music No Get Enemy (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Fela Kuti had this song called 'Water No Get Enemy', on his 1975 album 'Expensive Shit' with the Afrika 70 band. Its title meant something like "Nobody hates something as useful as water". 43 years later, Fela's guitarist Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela's 1970s records...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#22 - Look Around (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, even when Kologbo is touring in Chile! After unveiling this new tune last month on Soundcloud, here's its official digital/t-shirt Wearplay release. Hot on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign for the pressing of his 2nd LP, 'Africa Is...

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Wearplay EP#21 - C.F.A. Music (T-shirt/Digital EP bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian musician, composer and singer, creator of the "Afrolectric" sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro-Funk and Avant-garde Jazz. Here are 4 tunes co-produced with Paris DJs' main man Grant Phabao, extracted from the "Ki I Ye Yi" album they released together...

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (CD/LP/T-shirt, 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...

Every 6th of the month is now officially Kologbo day !

Kologbo was Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. He's been teaching Afrobeat all around the world those last years: Berlin with Afrobeat Academy, Brazil with Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra Iconili or Amplexos, Chile with Newen Afrobeat, Belgium with World Squad, France with Les Frères Smith or...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay LP#16 - The Highlife Express - Deep & Funky Africa 80's (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Hot on the heels of the first season of 15 episodes of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series, combining clothing, music and graphic design, we're already back with the first episode of the second season! While we won't be able to release a new episode every day of the week...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#15 - Paris DJs Mask & Feathers (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

The first season of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay - Music That You Wear" series closes with this 15th episode, a adaptation from French illustrator Ben Hito of his work for the first isssue of the Paris DJs magazine from last year. Digitally printed on a high quality, made...

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 Soundsystem - Wearplay EP#14 - Massive Hits From The Grant Phabao Factory (T-shirt/Digital album bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

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 labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae",...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#13 - Paris DJs Soundsystem Eiffelmat (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

For this 13th episode 13 of Paris DJs & Le T-shirt Français "Wearplay" series (Season 1), we've recycled French illustrator Ben Hito's first-ever original Paris DJs logo. He had designed it a few years ago in yellow, red & green, for our first (and successful) crowdfunding...

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...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#12 - Dis Is Good For You (Japanese Version) (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Episode 12 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 "Dis Is Good For You" poster from illustrator Ben Hito, the first one he ever...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#11 - Don't Sell Your Soul (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

This is the 11th episode in season 1 of the "Wearplay" series. The Jays, previously named The Royals, is a group that has made its mark on the Jamaican music scene in the 1960s and 1970s, with hits such as "Queen Majesty", "Truly", "Yaho" or "Pick Up The...

Paris DJs Soudsystem - Wearplay EP#10 - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind (T-shirt/Digital Single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

The 10th episode in the "Wearplay" series combining arts & craft in clothing, graphics and music looks like King Kong discovering the fire instead of holding the beautiful woman in his hand. In order to musically illustrate this trippy visual from poster artist Ben Hito, we've opted...

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