Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (Limited edition LP, Paris DJs, 2018)

Access to groovy, funkin', rockin', psychedelic, revolutionary (etc.) African music as we've grown to like it at Paris DJs was not for everyone before the internet age. For Paris DJs co-founder Loik, it began in the early 80s when he met with a former Fela Kuti horn player, who introduced him to...

Kologbo - Wearplay EP#22 - Look Around (T-shirt/Digital single bundle, Paris DJs/Le T-shirt Français, 2017)

Every 6th of the month is Kologbo day at Paris DJs, even when Kologbo is touring in Chile! After unveiling this new tune last month on Soundcloud, here's its official digital/t-shirt Wearplay release. Hot on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign for the pressing of his 2nd LP, 'Africa Is...

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (CD/LP/T-shirt, Paris DJs, 2017)

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50...

6th of September - It's Kologbo Day! A 4th track revealed from "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP, featuring Tony Allen, Pat Thomas & Ayo

Paris DJs followers should be aware by now, we're not joking, every 6th of the month is Kologbo day! Later this year on upcoming 6ths of the month we'll unveil some brand new productions recorded this summer, but until then we're proud to keep on revealing new tunes from Fela's tenor guitar player...

6th of August - It's Kologbo Day! New track revealed and crowdfunding launched for "Africa Is The Future" upcoming LP

Since Kologbo was born on a 6th, we've decided to make every 6th of the month "Kologbo Day" and release a new track of his each time. So, as announced last month, here's "My People", a new extract from the upcoming "Africa Is The Future" album, featuring the legendary...

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2015)

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff is an American saxophonist and composer who lives in Berlin. He has played and recorded with The Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Whitefield Brothers, Franck Biyong, Tony Allen or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. In 2007 he released with his band Afrobeat...

Tony Allen - Film Of Life (CD, Jazz Village, 2014)

Our readers & listeners don't need any introduction to master drummer Tony Allen, inventor of the afrobeat rhythm… The man released last october a new album on a French label, Jazz Village, that landed at Paris DJs HQ last week thanks to Ebo Taylor's saxophonist. Still the amazing drummer he's...

Antibalas, Tony Allen & Chief Udoh Essiet - Live in Paris, 2013

The Antibalas show this week in Paris for Jazz à la Villette was rad! As last year at New Morning, they played a killer Afrobeat set, reaching terrible heights on the new tracks such as "Gold Rush", bringing chills down the spine and tears in the eyes… and that was before the surprise...

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...

Doctor L - Sweet Life feat. Allonymous (Grant Phabao Remix)

Coming from Dublin, Liam Farrell a.k.a. Doctor L came along various musical courants: hip-hop, rock, afro, folk… Well-known producer (Assassin, Rodolphe Burger, Tony Allen…). He's always in quest of a sound revolution. His latest albums from 2012, 'The Great Depression' and 'We Got Lost', saw him...

©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality - mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao

©© Les Frères Smith - Contreband Mentality (gatefold 2xLP) Cafe Creme Contreband Corporation, 2011-04-22 (CD/Digital) Comet, late may 2011 ©© les Freres Smith - the Smiths brothers - is a Paris based 14 piece collective specialized in afrobeat and ethio flavoured grooves. These music smugglers have...

The Black Cat - Hard 2 Find Vol.1 Mixtape

The Black Cat, the first album on the Colored-Inc. label (colored-inc.com) launched a year ago by Djouls and Doctor L, is what some could say a 'world' album. Blending Latin grooves with Afro rhythms, Reggae harmonies with American Jazz or Funk vibes, Saudade with Jamaican riddims, Psychedelic Funk...

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5 (COLI019) out december 20th, 2010

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5 (Download/Limited CD) Colored-Inc. COLI019, 2010-12-20 An artistic revolution has been ongoing these recent years in Paris, with some unique producers breathing new life into the idea of jazz music, upping the standards of sound and production to those of the masters...

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5 (COLI019) out december 20th, 2010

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5 (Download/Limited CD) Colored-Inc. COLI019, 2010-12-20 Tracklisting : 01. Doctor L - Mistery Travels Sax & Flute by Cedric Ricard, vocals by John Rich, Rhodes by Laurent Fickelson, B3 Ambiance by Guillaume Méténier from Soul Sugar, all other instruments by Doctor...

The Drug Store - Hard 2 Find Vol.4 - out on COLORED-INC.

The Drug Store - Hard 2 Find Vol.4 (Download/Limited CD) Colored-Inc. COLI009, 2010-09-06 The Drug Store is the first venture for the Colored-Inc. label into Psychedelic Folk & Rock vibes. Blending Nigerian harmonies with American Folk and Jazz, Reggae chants with Stoner Rock and Hip Hop beats...

The Drug Store - Hard 2 Find Vol.4 (COLI009) out september 6th 2010

The Drug Store - Hard 2 Find Vol.4 (Download/Limited CD) Colored-Inc. COLI009, 2010-09-06 Production duties by Erik Rug (3), Doctor L (1,4,6,8,10), and Grant Phabao (2,5,7,9), with star guesting Amayo from the Fu-Arkist-Ra and Allonymous (USA), Kiala Nzavotunga and Tony Allen (from Nigeria), The...

Kiala, Stephane Belmondo, Doctor L, Allonymous, Hilaire Penda & Tony Allen au Batofar lundi 10 mai 2010

KIALA - "One Race" Première! LUNDI 10 MAI AU BATOFAR Quand l'Afrobeat rencontre le Soul-Jazz et le Blues... Avec Kiala, Stephane Belmondo, Doctor L, Allonymous, Hilaire Penda, des invités surprises... et la participation exceptionnelle de Tony Allen! Kiala, pionnier des Ghetto Blaster...

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.7

The countdown to the release of our new concept album (on our new label Colored-Inc.) has begun. In exactly 4 weeks (may 17th) we'll indeed put out One Foot In Jail's Hard 2 Find Vol.3, an album showcasing many colors of African music, with amazing guest singers, musicians and producers from all...

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