Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.6

The "Free Music" biz is vast and mostly uncharted. While every kind of shitty media only spotlights music that is sold, distributed, promoted, subsidized, etc., meaning: music from people who might buy advertising, at Paris DJs we often take the opposite route. If some music doesn't need...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1967 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.8

1967 was the year of the summer of love and of The Beatles' masterpiece 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band' (and of course many other great records). With acid, musicians experienced what it took Tibetan monks 20 years to obtain, opening the doors of perception in 20 minutes. On the covers front,...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1966 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.7

1966 it is, there's war in Vietnam leading to inflation, race riots increasing in America's cities, a space race between the US and the USSR to be the first to step on the moon. Carnaby Street in London rules fashion, the swinging sixties start to be replaced by a growing flower power. Bands such...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6

The year this time is 1965, we're right in the middle of the 1960s. Frank Herbert puts out the first volume of his 'Dune' masterpiece, the Mary Quant-designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the decade, Beatles & Stones are so big, while The Grateful Dead with...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised nearly 4000€ to press a new vinyl LP, it was kinda obvious to balance our karma and offer a new mix in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web. So, what's the best way to start a mix or a compilation? A Brownout...

Rob Luis - Electronic Deepness

Tru Thoughts Recordings A&R Robert Luis introduces this exclusive mix as "A deep selection of tunes on an electronic tip. One to zone out to."… This is the final chapter of Paris DJs' celebration of the Brighton label's 15th anniversary in four parts, after mixes from Ghost Writerz,...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nélo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3

Opening with a standard penned by Doc Pomus & Phil Spector for Ben E. King, this selection of (mostly) covers released in 1962 shows once again that classics are timeless. The sixties are still in the early stages and the global vibe is swinging, just starting to get a little poppy, as you'll...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2

As explained in the 'Volume One', this series of mixes in the 'Molesting Laura' vein explores the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years. This selection from records released or recorded in 1961 (excepted for one exception from hte mid/late 60s) keeps on...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1

The 'Molesting Laura' series of mixes ranks amongst Paris DJs' most popular ones. With this new series in the same vein, we've decided to keep on exploring the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years! It'll be mixes of covers (the kind you're used to) but...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl… only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.1

Paris DJs have been hustling social networks for a week now, asking all the fans, friends and family to take out their credit card and support their crowdfunding campaign, in order to press some astonishing vinyl and merchandising. But Paris DJs is not all about the money and wanted to share this...

Soul Square - Can I Get A Soul Vibration ?

Take Arshitect, Guan Jay & PermOne, three beatmakers from Nantes known for their love of neatly used samples and sharp arrangement, add DJ Atom, turntable goldsmith five times world champion with his crew C2C, shake the whole thing and you'll get the latest Jazzy-Hip-Hop sensation: Soul Square,...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents MRR-ADM Dirty Drums

San Diego duo MHE are now known as MRR-ADM. MHE was for 'Machines Have Emotions', while MRR-ADM are the initials of their real names, Michael Raymond Russell and Adam Douglas Manella. All of their releases, between 2003 and 2006, have been on Sound In Color Records' now hard to find CDs, DVD, LPs,...

DJ Format - Strictly Hip Hop

With this mix we're celebrating the release of the new DJ Format & Phill Most Chill album, 'The Foremost' (reviewed in our monthly playlist). DJ Format prepared this one with love, playing two songs from the his album along with some of his favourite favourite French Hip Hop songs and of course...

Sandra Nkaké and Jî Drû - Journey - The Sound of Nothing For Granted Tour

After the 'Inspirations' mix celebrating the release of Sandra Nkaké's second album 'Nothing For Granted', Paris DJs are glad to welcome the lady back, along with her partner in crime Jî Dru, for a new exclusive mix, this time selecting the sounds that went through their ears while touring… 'We...

J.J. Whitefield - Strictly 45's Mix

Earlier this week was released on Daptone Records an unmissable compilation, 'The Poets Of Rhythm - Anthology: 1993-2012', collecting 20 years of raw funk & soul from the cult German crew penned by Wax Poetics as The godfathers of deep funk. To celebrate this double LP release, the band's...

Karl Hector - Soul Sauvage d'Afrique Vol.2 - African 45s

Following up on his march 2011 'Soul Sauvage d'Afrique' mix, Karl Hector is back with a second volume, prepared with a choice selection of African 45s! Who is Karl Hector? He's one of the mysterious figures behind the Poets Of Rhythm collective (catch their anthology out next month on Daptone!), a...

Karl Hector - Psychedelic Breaks Action

Fans of heavy & raw funk, of deeply psychedelic breaks, get ready for some tripping action! Karl Hector, esteemed member of the Poets Of Rhythm collective (who have an anthology out next month on Daptone) and regular guest on Paris DJs has been preparing for our series of summer mixes not one...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah

Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah is a keyboard player and producer from Brooklyn. He's a founding member of Antibalas, of Sharon Jones' Dap-Kings/Soul Providers (under the name 'Earl Maxton') and of the Easy Star All-Stars. Victor really started producing reggae music 12 years ago, with his second album,...

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