Todd Simon - Jazz On 45 Vol.2

You can't even begin to imagine how much we DON'T endorse Mixcloud. The site just doesn't fit with the publishing of mixes standard we've developped for more than 10 years at Paris DJs. Which is why it's very nice to see our collegue Todd Simon uploading his 'Jazz on 45' mixes on Soundcloud, with a...

Quantic - Spark It feat. Shinehead (12", Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Already the 5th single extracted from the may 2014 'Magnetica' album, 'Spark It sees producer Quantic go back to the reggae/dancehall vibes he once stepped a toe in with his Flowering Inferno concept. Featuring guest vocals from late 80s/early 90s Jamaican singer/toaster/rapper from New York...

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...

Quantic - Painting Silhouettes (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Out early february 2015, this new single from the unstoppable Quantic is already the fifth one extracted from the fabulous 'Magnetica' album, after 'Muevelo Negro', 'Duvido', 'You Will Return' and 'La Plata'!! A bittersweet folk/pop affair in the vein of The Kings Of Convenience, this rather...

Ghost Writerz - Sharp And Ready Selection

While a majority of labels shift their focus on reissues (with no production costs) and live bands (with a simple old school business model: touring and selling merch), there still are a few out there who do the real job: digging "in the now", finding, signing new artists and releasing...

Various - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary (2CD/3LP boxset, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Brighton's finest Tru Thoughts Recordings is already 15 years old, and still one of the leading labels in the UK after all these years. Paris DJs has been having a long and lasting relationship with this imprint for most of those 15 years… Our most faithful readers might remember the...

Paris DJs Playlist - May/June/July/August 2014

This playlist has been a few months in the making... We were kinda busy with our crowdfunding campaign this summer, but managed to get back on our feet and finally publish this mega-post filled with 49 short or not-that-short reviews of new singles, albums and compilations we received at Paris DJs...

Chef Movie Sountrack (CD/Digital, Milan Records, 2014)

Jon Favreau is back in the writer/ actor /director chair with Chef, his latest concoction. The soundtrack album, featuring a song selection by KCRW’s own Mathieu Schreyer, perfectly mirrors the road trip of the movie. For each town, a sample of food and music: salsa-infused Miami to the sounds of...

Paris DJs Playlist - March/April 2014

Seems like our call from last February was worth it, the resistance is organizing itself, we received a LOT of records - yes vinyl and CDs, both still exist and seem to ast much longer than digital releases in the real world… The Paris DJs collective has been very busy these last weeks, preparing...

Paris DJs Playlist - February 2014

The Paris DJs trio, Grant Phabao, Ben Hito & Djouls, have been quite busy this month, preparing the next compilations, singles and remixes with the help of tastemakers Miska Events & Loik Dury, hip hop lyricist RacecaR, reggae singer Taiwan MC and keyboard player Soul Sugar…On the releases...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.15

Last week's Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection was mostly downtempo business. This one's more of an uptempo affair, a journey building up slowly but surely through hip hop, soulful rock, reggae, salsa, ethio-jazz, breakbeat, funk, arabic, afrobeat, house, kuduro, latin boogaloo, tropical, afrofunk and...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.14

The last Soundcloud Selection we offered was on Xmas day… so it was high time to feed our listeners' ears with some honey newness! Hence this 14th volume filled with soul, hip hop, reggae, ethio-jazz, trip hop and more downtempo grooves for a more than two hours long rather relaxing session. Paris...

Quantic - Duvidó feat. Pongo Love (12", Tru Thoughts, 2014)

The first single from the upcoming 'Magnetica' album, featuring Portuguese resident, Angolan born vocalist Pongo Love is another majestic re-invention for the unstoppable Will Holland aka Quantic! Expect the instantly recognizable Quantic beats, melting a clubby spirit to some rootsy Angolan AND...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.9

It's time for our bi-monthly Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection, nearly 3 hours of grooves in many styles, Chicha, Soul, Reggae, Mashups, Hip Hop, Funk, Latin, Afro… Don't hesitate to pick your favorites, like 'em, share 'm and playlist 'em again!! Check our playlist column for some more extravaganza...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.8

This heighth Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is another extravaganza spectacular batch of 50 tracks, with a heavy dose of soul, some Afro funkyness, Reggae grooves, Hip Hop head-nodders and latin vibes… Don't hesitate to pick your favorites, like 'em, share 'm and playlist 'em again!! The 'Paris DJs...

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...

Focus on : Mr Bongo Recordings (UK)

Mr Bongo started in 1989 as a record shop in London. In 1999 it moved to Brighton and closed its shops in 2003. Now a label featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, Reggae, African and Jazz music, Mr Bongo seriously came to our attention in 2006, with the superb dancefloor Brazilian Funk...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.5

The 'Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection' is now a bi-monthly series, with every odd number a selection of cool tracks to listen to as a full radio show, and every even number a selection to listen to while reading the reviews from our monthly playlist column… This fifth volume starts on a Reggae tip,...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2

We've have cooked a special surprise for the summer of 2013: the comeback of the famous thematic Paris DJs mixes!! After more than 6 months of releasing a new single or album every week instead of a free mix, it was time for a short holiday break filled with 10 new mixes, carefuly mastered by Grant...

Paris DJs Playlist - June 2013

Paris DJs' first playlist of the summer is an international and temporal journey through 60/70s Guinean music, 70s Nigerian Funk, 70s/80s Kenyan recordings, 21st century Afrofunk from all over the globe, more sounds of today with some UK Funk & Soul, Brazilian Hip Hop, Afrobeat and New Baile...

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