Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a "when afrobeat meets jazz" theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection,...

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...

Paris DJs 2015 Playlist #1

It's the return of the Paris DJs playlist!! The first week of the year was quite eventful records and releases-wise in our studio. New CDs from Batida de Colónia, East African Krautjazz Alliance or Marabout Orkestra; new vinyl from Brian Ellis, Dexter Story, The Lions, Tito Chicoma Y Su Orquesta;...

Paris DJs presents The 50 Best Albums of 2013

This year's best albums selection was the hardest one to make since we started being active on the musical web in 1996. There's a simple reason for that: we had never been that prolific as a label before. With 52 releases on Paris DJs (singles, albums, compilations or mixes) during the 52 weeks of...

16 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2013

While the mainstream has become more and more insipid, nostalgia of the past has been quite a big thing once again this year. Alas many labels have ducked out of our pages in 2013. Now-Again, Numero Group, Daptone, Luaka Bop, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Light In The Attic and many many others have...

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...

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...

Paris DJs Playlist - May 2013

Spring is finally upon us in Paris and with it an avalanche of new records reached our decks. From Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal… as if every artist in the U.S. had gone digital, or maybe as if the recent rise in international postage costs...

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012

10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders! Paris...

10 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2012

The reissue market has become really big and labels such as Analog Africa, Luv'N'Haight, Now-Again, Numero Group, Soundway, Tramp or Vampisoul have been reigning supreme in 2012. Discover Paris DJs' selection of 10 gems from the past in Afro, Funk, Jazz and Latin... Paris DJs - Best Of 2012 - The...

Paris DJs Playlist - October 2012

Woah October was heavy on the release side! As a label Paris DJs delivered new singles from Carlton Livingston and Pompidoo, a new album from Franck Biyong and the first compilation of Afro/Tropical grooves gathered by the Paris DJs Soundsystem… while as a media we received no less than 150 albums...

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of...

The Liberators - Paris DJs Mix

This is quite unique: an afrofunk/afrobeat band from Australia signed to an Italian label!!! Well African grooves are now everywhere and people who never heard of Fela must feel quite a huge lack or awareness in music. Knowledgeness or not, here's an opportunity to discover what's Afrobeat all...

Chris Menist - Paradise Bangkok Mix

Chris Menist is a Thailand based DJ and writer, and is one half of the team behind the Paradise Bangkok club night, alongside DJ Maft Sai. The pair also put together The Sound of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz, & Molam in Thailand 1964-1975 (Soundway) and Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side of the...

Aqui Los Bravos! - The Best of Michi Sarmiento y su Combo Bravo 1967-77 - out april 25th on Soundway

Aqui Los Bravos! - The Best of Michi Sarmiento y su Combo Bravo 1967-77 (CD/2xLP/Download) Soundway Records SNDWCD028/SNDWLP028, 2011-04-25 Soundway remain in Colombia for the follow up to Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72, with a collection...

The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 -1975 - out now on Soundway

Various - The Sound Of Siam - Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964-1975 (CD/2xLP/Download) Soundway Records SNDWCD027/SNDWLP027, 2010-11-29 Thailand means different things to different people. Beyond the beaches and tourist spots lies a world of music still waiting to be...

Citizen Dale - Platters That Matters Vol.4 - A'fro Down

"Hey Julien, I hope that this message finds you well and as busy as ever. The mega African mix you just put up is shit hot! Anyway, I must have been on the same wavelength as you as the new mix I've been working on is afro-centric: Platters that Matters - Vol. 4 - A'fro Down! This fresh mix of...

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