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 - Think It All (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2016)

Chicago-born but now Paris-based MC RacecaR and French producer/multi-instrumentalist Grant Phabao are hard at work this summer, finishing the last details to their upcoming album 'A Healthy Obsession with Pétanque', and trying to find support to fund its pressing. Already the 6th digital single...

Etienne de la Sayette - Maputo Queens (CD/LP, Paris DJs, 2016)

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 groups, co-founder/saxophonist for Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé, Etienne might mostly be a live...

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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Authentic Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 funky & soulful compilations digging into today's international scene. Expect psychedelic hip hop, jazzy rhymes, dancefloor funk, cinematic soul, heavy heavy heavy tunes all along from various atmospheres, vibes & moods. All new & exclusive tracks hand-picked by Paris DJs' crew. Paris...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2015)

Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR. Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an...

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,...

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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.7

While we're trying to move heaven & earth for our 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, we don't forget that sometimes some of the best things are life are totally free and need no 'help me fund my project' shout-outs all over. Hence this new volume of our ongoing series of mixes focusing on free...

Akalé Wubé + Lansiné Diabaté & RacecaR - Friday, june 26th at Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris)

Tonight (friday june 26th) the masterful Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé are back at Le Studio de l'Ermitage for a show featuring Guinean balafonist Lansiné Diabaté and American MC RacecaR! The gig will also be streamed live on Yvan Amar's 'Jazz Club' on France Musique. So you have two choices:...

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...

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...

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...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Rock Your Boat (T-shirt/Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

IT'S A BRAND NEW THING ! The music industry is evolving and Paris DJs with it. The vinyl resurgence led us to launch a crowdfunding campaign to start pressing records, and it was an unprecedented success, raising more than 12K€ to press some reggae on vinyl 45s and 12s!In our quest for innovative...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Killas, Thrillas & Chillas - Foot Stompers & Freaky Soul Vol.1 (Digital compilation, Paris DJs , 2014)

'Killas, Thrillas and Chillas' is already the 9th compilation coming out on Paris DJs. It's a big step for the label, their first excursion into Soul/Funk territories, and a first volume in the 'Foot Stompers and Freaky Soul' series, while two follow-ups are already in the plans. This compilation...

Grant Phabao presents RacecaR - Return Of The Dig-Fu (Digital Single, Paris DJs, 2014)

Chicago-born MC RacecaR & French producer Grant Phabao met at Paris DJs' studio, thanks to an introduction from hip hop activist Miska with whom the French label has been doing hip hop-themed compilations this year. They decided to try something new together. Grant Phabao had never produced any...

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 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...

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