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,...

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,...

Akalé Wubé - Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, 2015, Paris DJs)

While discussing the possibility of releasing Akalé Wubé's sax & flute player Etienne de la Sayette's solo recordings on Paris DJs, the idea of getting Grant Phabao to put to good use his reggae-remixing skills on one of Akalé Wubé's songs arose quickly. But what about the Ethiopian horn or...

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...

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - My Father (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston's brand new single 'My Father' is their 10th single together, it tells the story of a son full of regrets, a bastard child who never got from his father the affection he was craving for. Phabao's new riddim is addictively bubbling, full of skanks & echo...

Grant Phabao presents U-Brown - Mr. DJ Let The Music Play (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

U-Brown's unmistakeable deejay flow with a stylistic debt to the deejay godfather is a delectation to hear voiced and mixed with Grant Phabao at the controls. Somehow echoing U-Brown's first production in 1977, the 'Please Mr Deejay' hit by Carlton Livingston, 'Mr. DJ Let The Music Play', with its...

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...

Submit your tracks for the 11th Paris DJs Soundsystem compilation!! Deadline: July 24th, 2014

'Heavyweight Gambit, Nol Holds Barred' will be 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. As the stoned wrestler and title on the artwork suggests, the point here is to gather some heavy heavy...

Le Mellotron presents Paris DJs X Todd Simon - Monday June 22, 2015

4 years ago Paris DJs invited Le Mellotron to cook up two mixes exploring the link between Jazz and Hip Hop. [Download Vol.1 or Download Vol.2] 2 years ago Le Mellotron hosted an exclusive Paris DJs mix of Latino Funk & Hispanic Jerk covers on their site. [Listen on LeMellotron.com] Last year...

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...

Finest Selections #1 - Betino's + Djouls DJ sets at Le Beaumarchais (thursday, June 4, 2015 - Paris)

On June 4th, Paris DJs will launch a new cool party, in collaboration with the record store Betino's and the bar/restaurant Le Beaumarchais, in the heart of the French capital right next to the Bastille place. For the first edition Betino himself and Djouls, co-founder of the Paris DJs...

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...

Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army / Humankind (Grant Phabao Remixes) (2nd pressing, 7", Paris DJs, out june 12, 2015)

For the second pressing of the Alice Russell 45 with the Grant Phabao reggae remixes of 'Seven Nation Army' and 'Humankind', we've opted for a different sleeve look, with some red hand-stamped 'Vinyl Is Good For You' design by Ben Hito on a thick 180g white discobag! (the same one we did on the...

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...

Jungle Fire - Firewalker/Tokuta (Grant Phabao Remixes) (2nd pressing, 7", Paris DJs, 2015)

For the second pressing of the Jungle Fire 45 with the Grant Phabao afro/ska remixes of 'Firewalker' and 'Tokuta', we've opted for a different sleeve look, with some red hand-stamped 'Vinyl Is Good For You' design by Ben Hito on a thick 180g white discobag! The repress is strictly limited to 300...

Paris DJs Takeover at Le Mellotron - Djouls, Loïk Dury, Grant Phabao (3h video DJ set, 2014)

A little flashback to the summer of 2014 with a 3h takeover from the Paris DJs label on Le Mellotron's former boat on the Seine in the center of Paris. Founders Djouls, Loik Dury & Grant Phabao were there deejaying 45s and some of their own productions - a sunshiny playlist just like this day...

Etienne de la Sayette - Jungle Blue / Han Gang (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on his first single, 'I'm So Cool In Seoul/Lord Bougainvilard', composer/arranger/producer/multi-instrumentalist Etienne de la Sayette is back with a new deep jazz two-tracker for thoughtful moods. Still blending afro and jazz vibes with Gugak - traditional Korean music - Etienne...

The Best of 2014

It's already february 2015 and this article comes late - which always better than never! Digital sales have now become a thing of the past for many, since a bit of notoriety gets your music available for free in just a few hours after release, and since the taxation has now changed in Europe for...

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...

Etienne de la Sayette - I'm So Cool In Seoul / Lord Bougainvillard (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

Composer/arranger/producer Etienne de la Sayette is a frenetic globe-trotter and a relentless collector of musical instruments. Founder and headhunter of, among others, the Frix and Baeshi Bang (reviewed here) groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live musician,...

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