Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The 22nd Analog Africa release is a beauty people couldn't begin to imagine how the feeling would be to actually be playing it - until now. As rare as it's insanely great, this long-awaited reissue is the holy grail of Shadow albums. The one featuring the monster cosmic soca disco track 'Let’s Get...

The Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say (CD/LP, Daptone, 2016)

An instant classic, this fantastic reggae-rocksteady album strives directly for legendary status. It's the first album from The Frightnrs, a Brooklyn band signed on the Daptone label, but it'll also be the last one, alas. Dan Klein, the singer with the magical tone, died from ALS last june....

Grant Phabao & RacecaR "A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque" LP - Support Paris DJs' 5th crowdfunding campaign

Help Paris DJs press a limited edition vinyl LP and CD of Grant Phabao & RacecaR's album 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque', along with some new t-shirts & sweatshirts, all illustrated by poster artist Ben Hito. Support Paris DJs' Crowdfunding campaign on Kiss Kiss Bank Bank For two years...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - The Wheelie Champion Sound (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Reggae comes from Mento, Ska and Rocksteady. When Reggae invented dub and toasting, it gave America the technology and ideas which led to Hip Hop's emceeing (later known as rapping) and scratching. Thus Hip Hop was born. Even Gangsta rap came from Dancehall — both speaking about the violence from...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - One Free (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

'One Free', the latest single extracted from RacecaR's upcoming 'A Healthy Obsession With Pétanque' album, sees the American MC laying a thick rap, moving on and around the beat, over a deep & dubby, slow & stripped-down early 80s dancehall style riddim from French producer and...

Grant Phabao presents U-Brown - Rub A Dub Inna Di Dancehall (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

U-Brown's unmistakeable deejay flow with a stylistic debt to the deejay godfather U-Roy is a delectation to hear voiced and mixed with Grant Phabao at the controls once again on this follow-up single: a heavy, bubbling, slow and fat, masterful riddim from the Parisian producer, on which the veteran...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Dancehall, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae & Ska Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 hours of authentic Jamaican soul & grooves! The Paris DJs Soundsystem's compilation 'Dis Is Reggae Soul', plus four full-length albums with legendary Jamaican singer Carlton Livingston ('Bridge Of Life'), deejay The Lone Ranger ('Sweet Talking'), and harmony vocal groups The Silvertones...

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,...

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 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...

Blind Bud & The Loire Valley Calypsos - s/t (7", Maaula Records, 2014)

Today let's shine a bit of light on the band of one of regular crowdfunders from Angers, France. Blind Bud & The Loire Valley Calypsos is a trio playing banjo, drums and double bass, occasionaly joined by a guitar player. They've sent our way a joyful, unpretentious and colorful 4-track calypso...

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...

Super Hi-Fi / Big Mean Sound Machine (split 7", Peace & Rhythm, 2015)

There's something epic about Super Hi-Fi's music. It's dub at the core, but with jazz solos, and a NYC rock spirit. The double trombone combination kills it every time. We can't enough of these unique cats at Paris DJs! 'Q Street' is taken from their latest digital EP of the same name that you can...

Ulrich Troyer - Deadlock Versions (12", 4Bit Productions, 2015)

It's nice to listen to some deep, hypnotic dub from Vienna, Austria, reminding us of those mind-blowing ~scape compilations from way back, and the whole dub techno scene unvoluntarily launched by the likes of Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole), Burnt Friedman or Maurizio. This is not reggae, more something...

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...

ATOMGA - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix) (Free MP3 Download, ATOMGA, 2015)

Grant Phabao is an internationally-renowned French engineer and producer, best known for his work remixing tracks from everyone from Lee Fields to Brownout to Alice Russell… He got enlisted by ATOMGA, a 10-piece afrofunk collective from Denver, Colorado, to mix & master their new album 'Black...

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...

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...

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