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...

Pete Cannon Meets Ghost Writerz - How We Living (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Hot on the heels of their first release, Tru Thoughts' UK Sound System Culture branch Sharp and Ready is back with a new single, a big jungle/reggae tune sampling the early 1970s 'Jah Shakey/Rockers Hop' Riddim from Coxsone Dodd & Roland Alphonso. Manchester-based hip hop/jungle producer Pete...

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...

Grant Phabao - Reggae Specials Vol.6 - Jamaican Icons

Reggie Stepper with Grant Phabao is a dream combination come true. This amazing gritty & grainy voice dressed with a monster dubbed-out reggae stomping beat of 'I Came, I Saw, I Conquered' will hit you in the face like a SMASH. First you're gonna pull it up, then you're gonna play it again. And...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - We Do Anything feat. Taiwan MC (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

This third single from the Grant Phabao & RacecaR duo explores this time a different blend, with the lyricist's groovy rhymes recorded over one of Grant Phabao's heavy one drop reggae riddims, and featuring Parisian activist from the Chinese Man label Taiwan MC on guest vocals. A true Jamaican...

King Porter Stomp - Warning (10", Feet Up, 2014)

If Paris DJs' connection with Austin, Texas, runs deep, there's also a lot to say about the one we've always had with Brighton, UK. One day, we'll produce a track or a remix with the 8-piece hip hop/reggae live band King Porter Stomp from over there. It's just meant to happen, they're too cool and...

Ghost Writerz - Back It Up (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

As the first chapter of our celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary, yesterday we posted an exclusive 30mn mix by Ghost Writerz, a duo consisting in London based producer Harry 'Sleepy Time Ghost' Metcalfe and vocalist (and producer) Jason 'Jimmy Screech' Bradshaw. Ghost Writerz is the first...

The Excelsiors - Control This (CD/2LP, BBE, 2014)

The versatility of Shane "DJ Sureshot" Hunt is something to be believed: three albums with the Starshooters, three reggae compilation in the 'Soundbwoy Super Status Reggae Breaks And Beats' series, more recently a hip hop album as The Sureshot Symphony Solution, compiled in Paris DJs'...

Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Along with Ticklah in the US, Grant Phabao in France & a very few others, Prince Fatty from Brighton, UK, has found his own sound in the reggae niche. Having recorded many Nostalgia 77 records in the past, it was logical to see him tackle some reggae/dub remixes of his close friend (who's also...

Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - Medecine Chest Dub (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Among Brighton's finests producers are Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77, who've been collaborating together for many years now. Having one of them rework some pieces of the other's catalog seemed quite obvious, and indeed it's a great idea as this (digital) single attests. 'Medecine Chest Dub' is a...

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