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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Vito - Selecta 01 - Soulful Grooves

A long-time activist of the French music scene, Vito has never sold his soul to the music industry. Quite the opposite, he was a member of the Hérétik crew, and probably one of the amazing guys who made the legendary rave at the Piscine Molitor in Paris happen, during the spring of 2001 (among...

Paris DJs Soul System - Wearplay LP#29 - Live Dub Session 2018 (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2018)

Back from their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, the Paris DJs collective decided to up the game with a brand new stage concept called the Paris DJs Soul System, an innovative show blending deejaying and old school dub session, all with original tunes and remixes, taken from nearly two...

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...

Paris DJs Private Record Store new arrivals & back in stock vinyl #1

Our little record store in the north-east of Paris is slowly but surely becoming a thing, with more and more friendly people coming by to grab the vinyl (or CDs) they've reserved on our discogs page. We were known for welcoming bands and artists to "studio time & diner", now diggers...

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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Wearplay LP#20 - Don't Sell Your Soul 45s (T-shirt/Mix bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

In the back of my mind I had this idea for quite some time, of a selection of vinyl we have in stock at the Paris DJs Record Store. In between other projects I finally managed to make it a reality, thanks to Erik Rug and Loik Dury who helped me pick the best tunes from our 45s stocks, thanks to...

Paris DJs + Green Tingz + littleBIGman jeudi 21 septembre au Clapier (Saint-Etienne)

A ne pas manquer ce soir si vous êtes sur Saint Etienne! Le Paris DJs Soul System a préparé pour l'occasion un set reggae-soul-dub-hip hop-afrobeat mélangeant deejaying et session dub à l'ancienne, le tout sur des morceaux et remixes originaux issus de presque deux décennies de production musicale....

Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters (CD/12"/3LP, Westbound, 2017)

Paris DJs' history with George Clinton & the Parliament/Funkadelic crew is a very long one… It culminated first in 2006 when we were asked to cook some exclusive remixes (including a mad dub rework from Grant Phabao, approved by the Dr. Funkenstein himself, you can still grab the free download...

6th of September - It's Kologbo Day! A 4th track revealed from "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP, featuring Tony Allen, Pat Thomas & Ayo

Paris DJs followers should be aware by now, we're not joking, every 6th of the month is Kologbo day! Later this year on upcoming 6ths of the month we'll unveil some brand new productions recorded this summer, but until then we're proud to keep on revealing new tunes from Fela's tenor guitar player...

12 solid gold 12s from the Paris DJs private record store

Hot on the heels of yesterday's 45 picks, here's a quick selection of 12 prime twelve inches from the Paris DJs private records store, solid gold hand-picked for your listening or DJ bag pleasure. Auntie Flo - The Soniferous Garden (Sofrito Super Singles, 2017) Sold out by the label rather quickly,...

12 groovy 45s from the Paris DJs private record store

More than 10.000 records (new releases or reissues handpicked by the Paris DJs team, plus the big stocks from Grant Phabao & Djouls' collection) have already been listed on Paris DJs' private record store. We opened it on Discogs a year ago while Parisian people may contact us to give us a...

The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies (CD/LP/K7, Strut, 2017)

The Souljazz Orchestra will be back with a new album next month, to be released on CD, vinyl… and a limited edition tape which I had the chance to get my hands on earlier this summer. Alas, once back home with the precious treasure, I discovered my boom blaster's tape player was dead with a tape...

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