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...

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...

Manu Delago - Disgustlingly Beautiful feat. Isa Kurz (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Tru Thoughts Recordings fanatics are in for a surprise with this single from producer Manu Delago, one the world’s most famous Hang players. The "Hang" is a melodic percussion, a kind of steelpan that resonates (more info on wikipedia). Manu Delago has been playing the Hang with the likes...

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...

Jonny Faith - Sundial (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Edinburgh-born, Australian radio DJ/producer Jonny Faith is the latest finding by Tru Thoughts. With a strategy based on digital singles and CD/digital albums, the famous label from Brighton keeps on digging the newcomers scene relentlessly, hunting for the best, new, electronic soul, hip hop and...

Rob Luis - Electronic Deepness

Tru Thoughts Recordings A&R Robert Luis introduces this exclusive mix as "A deep selection of tunes on an electronic tip. One to zone out to."… This is the final chapter of Paris DJs' celebration of the Brighton label's 15th anniversary in four parts, after mixes from Ghost Writerz,...

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...

Nostalgia 77 - Jazz d'Outre-Manche

You've already heard him on this podcast. UK Jazz master Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77 is back with "a mixture of music from the Nostalgia 77 family", as he described it. This is the third volume of Paris DJs' celebration of Tru Thoughts' 15th anniversary in four parts - after Ghost...

Lost Midas - Elysium Mix

"This mix consists of songs and bands I've been listening to while working on my next record, in addition to a few originals. The selections here emote a kind of melancholy nostalgia. I named it "Elysium" after a mural painting in my recording studio by LA artist Norman Zammitt. It's...

Lost Midas - Dream Of Me (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

We had spotlighted his first single 'Head Games' and album 'Off The Course' in our big summer playlist and just a few days upfront of his exclusive mix for Paris DJs, Lost Midas' new single lands at our door. The Boston native but relocated in L.A. since 2011, Lost Midas is the alter ego of Jason...

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...

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...

Nostalgia 77 & The Monster - Measures (CD/LP, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

A new jazz album from Nostalgia 77 is always a delight. After a beautiful folk/psych/pop long player released early this year, 'A Journey Too Far', a Grant Phabao reggae remix of his 'Seven Nation Army' released on a limited 7-inch, another GP remix featuring the amazing talent of American keys...

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...

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...

Harleighblu - Who's That Girl (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Laying some deep vocals over a dusty break loop, some delicate guitar and soulful horns, Harleighblu continues to amaze with the 4th single extracted from her album 'Forget Me Not' released nearly a year ago already. A fantastic cover bringing a new life to the Eurythmics hit!! The digital single...

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...

Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army / Humankind (Grant Phabao Remixes feat. The Lone Ranger) (Limited 45, Paris DJs, 2014)

The exclusive Grant Phabao remix of Nostalgia 77's take on 'Seven Nation Army' featuring the mighty vocals of Alice Russell is given a reggae makeover yet retains its irresistible appeal to those bluesy jazz enthusiasts who went wild for this cover version "first" time around. Another...

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