Atlantis Jazz Ensemble - Oceanic Suite (CD/LP, Marlow Records, 2016)

Two musicians from the Souljazz Orchestra escape from their main act, into a parallel project, a quintet called the Atlantis Jazz Ensemble — and it's a complete success. No afro-funk grooves and other dancing tunes here, but night-timed, melancholic instrumentals, in the finest tradition of modal...

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Afrofunk International & Tropical Grooves Experience (5CDs boxset, Paris DJs, 2016)

5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the...

October 2015 Recommended Live Shows in Paris

The amount of cool shows happening in Paris or close during this month of october is just plain ridiculous. Even ourselves keep on mixing up the dates of all the upcoming ones we absolutely don't want to miss! So we thought it could be useful to chronologically list all the ones we feel could be...

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...

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...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.16

Expect dubby tenderness, smokey beats, very deep house, dusty funk & blues and more cool grooves in this 16th Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection. Nearly 3 hours long, this new streaming playlist is totally another format that the mixes you may find in our podcasts section. No mastering, no mixing,...

Paris DJs Playlist - January 2013

2014 starts at top speed with an avalanche of new releases, singles, EPs, albums, compilations and mixes. Here's the lowdown on everything that's been happening on Paris DJs' stereo this month. Afrobeat, Re-edits, salsa, Brazilian soul, reggae, hip hop, jazz, electro, rock, disco, afrofunk,...

The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire (CD/LP, Strut Records, 2014)

Our friendly Canadian afrogroovists The Souljazz Orchestra are back with a new album to be released on Strut Records late february! The record is called 'Inner Fire' and after hearing some inspiring works in progress last summer, while working with one of their horn players Zakari Frantz on Paris...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland? - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International Vol.4 (Digital Compilation, Paris DJs)

Paris DJs with some insight from Zakari Frantz (The Souljazz Orchestra) have prepared for this 4th volume in the 'Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International' series a special treat, since they opted from day one to go into an Afro Rock direction with the title 'Have You Ever Been To Electric...

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 Soundsystem - We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International Vol.2 (Digital Compilation, Paris DJs)

This second volume in the series of 'Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International' selections from the Paris DJs Soundsystem is the follow-up to the 'Dis Is Good For You' compilation from last year, one of Paris DJs' bestseller since the media morphed into a label (now releasing a new single or...

Paris DJs presents The 20 Best Singles of 2012

This selection of the best singles of the year 2012 was not an easy one to aggregate... Well a list is a list. You might not be surprised to find in there Adrian Quesada (Brownout, The Echocentrics), Grant Phabao (Franck Biyong, The Lone Ranger, Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra), Marco Benevento, 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...

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International (Digital compilation, Paris DJs)

"Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International" is the first compilation coming out on the newly-launched Paris DJs label, gathering old cats and newcomers from the worldwide Afro/Tropical scene. Dwelving into the minds and hard drives of their international network of...

The Souljazz Orchestra, Monophonics or Hidden Orchestra live shows in Paris tonite (october 10th, 2012)!!!

Tonight (wednesday october 10th) is a great night to go out and see/hear some live music if you're in Paris! The always amazing Souljazz Orchestra will be rocking La Bellevilloise with an Afrobeat/Latin/Funk show, celebrating their new (and fantastic) album Solidarity. Totally unique electro-jazz...

The Souljazz Orchestra - Solidarity - out on Strut Records

Solidarity is one of Paris DJs' 2012 favorite albums and undoubtely the best Souljazz Orchestra work so far. The Ottawa crew has changed almost everything on this record, reaching a new dimension. First they add latin and West indies rhythms and melodies, samba and reggae (Jericho, sung by Slim...

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...

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra / CSC Funk Band split 45 - an Electric Cowbell/Paris DJs collaboration

With heavy heavy Afrofunk breaks and horns slabs, the dancefloor stormer Ogun by the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra has already been ravaging the clubbers heads & feets every time it's been tested on the floor. Its funkin' Afro hotness is unmissable and announces amazing new releases from...

Soul Train - A Tropical Night With Strut & Sofrito - Samedi 26 mars 2011 à la Bellevilloise

SOUL TRAIN presents A TROPICAL NIGHT WITH STRUT & SOFRITO SAMEDI 26 MARS 2011 à partir de 21H à La Bellevilloise AFROBEAT Live BANDs avec THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA CC LES FRÈRES SMITH ESPECIAL TROPICAL DISCOTHEQUE ! HEAVY AFRO LATIN SOUNDS avec HUGO MENDEZ (SOFRITO) BETINO ERRERA (BETINO) RADIO...

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