Great rare and exclusive free mp3 singles of supa cool funk, jazz, reggae, afro, hip hop and more black music
Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back
Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) Kraked, 2009-12-06

Some of you discovered Kologbo on stage at the Afrofunk party we organized last summer with Ebo Taylor & The Poets Of Rhythm. Some others already knew he was the tenor guitar player from Fela Kuti's Afrika 70 and he now plays on stage with Tony Allen. Some of you might even have heard the Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti album he released in 2007 with Berlin's heaviest afrobeat ensemble Afrobeat Academy... Well he's now preparing a new album called Africa is the Future, produced by Loik Dury and to be relased early 2010!! Here's a preview, with Freedom Back featuring The Deacon (from The Duke & The King) on guest vocals, a real phat vintage slice of Afrofunk!

Tracklisting :
01. Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back

Links :
MySpace - myspace.com/kologbo | myspace.com/erikrug
FaceBook - Kologbo's profile
parisdjs.com
myspace.com/parisdjs

Direct download: Kologbo_feat_The_Deacon-Freedom_Back.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

Le Damn Dog - Watch Out
Le Damn Dog - Watch Out
(Exclusive limited MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) Rprdkt, 2009-09-12

Rprdkt is home label of parisian band Le Damn Dog.
LE DAMN DOG is a hellhound of a new project from top Parisian DJ-producer Erik Rug and DJ-MC Dynamax from the South Bronx.
The surprise element is the musical tree on which the pair have chosen to cock their leg: a slavering mix of, hiphop and rock'n'roll delivered with pure punk attitude.
Watch Out bangs together Erik's Stooges-style raw power guitar barrages with Dynamax's new-found 'Black John Wayne' persona, howling or panting to ram home the hard-hitting lyrics.
Attention: The title has such an infectious hook that surely makes it an instant radio friendly number.
Watch out is seriously getting attention from radio stations as it just been hammered on Radio Nova (France) this last summer, while it now also entered Couleur3's (CH) playlist since sept.
Dont be surprised if you hear it on your favorite local radio station soon!

Watch Out will also be available as a limited 7 inch vinyl, including a reggae remix by dubmeister Grant Phabao on the b-side...

Already having props from Djs like Rob Mello, Laurent Garnier, Dj Cosmo, Kris Needs, Dave Haslam, Donald D, Lord Jazz (Lotug), Radio Nova (fr) Couleur3 (ch), Radio Grenouille (Fr)

Tracklisting :
01. Le Damn Dog - Watch Out

Links :
Info on Let The Damn Dog Out album on >parisdjs.com
Reverbnation - reverbnation.com/ledamndog
Buzznet - ledamndog.buzznet.com
MySpace - myspace.com/ledamndog | myspace.com/erikrug
FaceBook - Le Damn Dog FaceBook Group
parisdjs.com
myspace.com/parisdjs

Video + feedbacks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Direct download: Le_Damn_Dog-Watch_Out.mp3
Category:Rock -- posted at: 9:40am EST

Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It (Grant Phabao Remix)
Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-08-13

When Berkeley hip hop meets Jamaican reggae...

Pressure keeps on rising for the upcoming releases of Grant Phabao's three (!) new albums with The Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston and The Jays (on his own label T.I.M.E.C. co-run with Djouls and Captain Detendu)... The french dubmeister offers here a bouncy reggae rework of I Like It, I Love It, taken from last year's hit album Everywhere At Once (released on Quannum/ANTI). It's kind of a cousin of the N.A.S.A. remix he did earlier this year (featuring David Byrne and Chuck D.!) - all party-style with its rolling drum breaks and hookish chorus-like lyrics all along! A certified floor filler already tested and approved by fellow DJ Erik Rug at is famous WaxGroove nights.

More Grant Phabao remixes to be released and/or podcasted soon for Tosca, Diesler feat. Laura Vane, Antipop Consortium, Le Damn Dog, Ocote Soul Sounds (all official ones!)...

Tracklisting :
01. Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs may want to contact us for a 256k MP3 version

Links :
lyricsborn.com
myspace.com/lyricsborn
facebook.com/lyricsborn
twitter.com/lyricsborn
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrics_Born
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com
myspace.com/parisdjs
facebook.com/parisdjs
twitter.com/parisdjs

Direct download: Lyrics_Born-I_Like_It_I_Love_It-Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:51am EST

Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand Grant Phabao Remix
Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-07-29

When L.A. hip hop meets Jamaican reggae...

Heavyweight goodies keep on flowing on Paris DJs all summer long!! Boosting each other, both Doctor L and Grant Phabao are currently delivering an exclusive track every week - let's hope they'll maintain this creative and productive rhyhtm for a long time... The french dubmeister practices his chops here with a Jurassic 5 a capella taken from their latest album Feedback (from 2006 on Interscope), dressed with bubbling dub sounds, chugging reggae beats and soulful horn riffs. A perfect mixture of deep and funky, for heavy lounging!

Tracklisting :
01. Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs may want to contact us for a 256k MP3 version

Links :
jurassic5.com
myspace.com/jurassic5
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_5
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com

Direct download: Jurassic_5-Gotta_Understand_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:20pm EST

Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)
Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-07-21

Rockin' Robin is a 1958 song by Bobby Day. The single was Day's only hit single, becoming a No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit. The song was covered by The Hollies on their first album in 1964 and would be revived as a single again in 1972 by the teenaged Michael Jackson as his second single release on Motown. Jackson took his version to number two on the U.S. pop singles chart that year. The french dubmeister Grant Phabao pays here his due tribute to the king of pop, with a reggae remix of this pop/rhythm and blues cover of a fifties song - rockin' the dancehall and burnin' one for the man!

Tracklisting :
01. Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs may want to contact us for a 256k MP3 version

Links :
michaeljackson.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com
Watch the original video of Rockin' Robin on youtube.com

Direct download: Michael_Jackson-Rockin_Robin_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 9:13am EST

Erykah Badu - Soldier (Grant Phabao remix)
Erykah Badu - Soldier (Grant Phabao remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-07-03

Grant Phabao's list of remixes is becoming months after months quite a treat, and we keep on feeding him with cool big hitters a cappelas to work his skank and dub magic on. George Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, AC/DC (!), Q-Tip and Cee-Lo all got their proper rework, offered for free in remixed form, here on Paris DJs. BUT Q-Tip got the exclusive Grant Phabao treatment twice and we didn't want Erykah Badu (one of the most wonderful American voices of our time) to be jealous, so here's a second reggae take on a track from the New AmErykah Part.1 album. As usual, our friend and neighbour Erik Rug tells us he successfully tested the track on the floor and 100 percent supports the roots Jamaican vibe coupled with the heavy boombastic production skills from the french dubmeister.

Tracklisting :
01. Erykah Badu - Soldier (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs may want to contact us for a 256k MP3 version

Links :
erykahbadu.com
myspace.com/erykahbadu
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com
Download the Grant Phabao remix of Erykah Badu's Honey on parisdjs.com
Watch the remixed video of Honey on youtube.com

Direct download: Erykah_Badu-Soldier_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 10:25am EST

Big Daddy Kane vs Connie Price & The Keystones - Give A Demonstration Part.2 (Grant Phabao Remix)
Big Daddy Kane vs Connie Price and The Keystones - Give A Demonstration Part.2 (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-06-19

Connie Price and the Keystones began as a recording project for Stones Throw's Now-Again label involving Dan Ubick (Breakestra, Madlib's Sound Directions) and Todd M. Simon (Macy Gray, Antibalas, El Michels Affair). Combining elements of soul, afro beat, dub reggae, late 60's/early 70's film scores, and psychedelic rock and jazz into a soundtrack for the best film you've never seen. After the superb Wildflowers album on Now-Again in 2004, Connie Price and the Keystones joined forces with Big Daddy Kane in 2007 for an exclusive 12-inch in the Scion A/V series, revisiting the classic Big Daddy Kane track Give A Demonstration with new vocals from the smooth operator himself, over some heavy badass funk. The vinyl is quite rare and you'll have to pay 40 Euros now to get it... You won't find this track on their Tell Me Something soundtrack-inspired hip hop album from 2008, but, hopefully, the track will appear on the upcoming new full length Connie Price and the Keystones are currently in the studio working on with Big Daddy Kane. Look out for this new piece of NY funk/hip hop hybrid to appear at the end of the year... Meanwhile here's an exclusive new rework of this rare track, taylored-dressed into party-skanking reggae by our french dubmeister Grant Phabao. A smashing hit, again!? What do YOU think?

Tracklisting :
01. Big Daddy Kane vs Connie Price and The Keystones - Give A Demonstration Part.2 (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs might want to contact us to get a 256k MP3 version

Links :
Watch videos from Big Daddy Kane live with Connie Price and The Keystones on youtube.com/user/Brand1Jazz
myspace.com/officialbigdaddykane
myspace.com/conniepricethekeystones
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com

Direct download: Big_Daddy_Kane-Give_A_Demonstration_part_2_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 10:32am EST

Baby Charles - Hardman To Please (Grant Phabao Remix)
Baby Charles - Hardman To Please (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-06-13

During the last two years Brighton based deep funk sensation Dionne Charles has risen to quite a cult status. Her first album with her band Baby Charles was among the finest things to happen in Funk in 2008, supported by the likes of Snowboy, Keb Darge, Jazzman Gerald, Monk One, Andy Smith and Mark Lamarr... we even managed to play their Artic Monkeys cover in an afro mix on the ParisDJs podcast!

She also appeared, among others, on Black Grass' fantastic III album (Catskills Records), on The New Mastersounds instant classic LP Plug & Play (One Note Records) and more recently on Soopasoul's superb Twin Stix album (Japaleno Records).

Simultaneously tight but loose, heavy but soulful and dirty, Baby Charles' funky music is indeed beautiful and thanks to Nick at Record Kicks we're proud to present this soulful ska dressing of Hardman to Please by the french dubmeister, Grant Phabao! Baby Charles are currently in the studio recording the new album which is expected for March 2010. They plan to blast everyone out of this cosmos with a whole bunch of new killer songs. We hope there will be another song to reggae-remix in there so that a nice Baby Charles reggae 45 might be pressed in the future...
(Djouls)

Tracklisting :
01. Baby Charles - Hardman To Please (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs might want to contact us to get a 256k MP3 version

Links :
About the first Baby Charles album
About the Hardman to Please single
babycharles.co.uk
myspace.com/babycharlesband
facebook.com/group.php?gid=30207562367
recordkicks.net
myspace.com/recordkicks
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com

Direct download: Baby_Charles-Hardman_To_Please_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

N.A.S.A. - Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip (Grant Phabao Remix)
N.A.S.A. - Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-05-30

The mighty Grant Phabao, who's all about bringing back the original King Tubby sound with a modern twist, injects some perfect-for-a-Friday irie type of vibes into N.A.S.A.'s Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip.
In doing so, the dub master successfully turns this big big choon into a laid back, smooth grooving 100% Reggae Jam. Enjoy! (knewjack on Squeak E Clean's blog)

This is an official remix co-produced by N.A.S.A. and T.I.M.E.C. (Grant Phabao and Djouls's label), available for licensing. Expect a CD release thru N.A.S.A./Anti- Records (on a upcoming remixes compilation) and a vinyl release thru T.I.M.E.C./Superfly Records distribution (on an upcoming Grant Phabao remixes compilation 12 inch)... More info about N.A.S.A. in the entry about their Spirit of Apollo album.

Tracklisting :
01. N.A.S.A. - Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs might want a 320k MP3 version but it's 48 KHz - not for burning on a CD!

Links :
About the Spirit of Apollo album by N.A.S.A.
myspace.com/nasa
squeakeclean.com
squeakecleanblog.com
myspace.com/squeakeclean
djzegon.com
myspace.com/djzegon grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com
youtube.com/user/ParisDJsVideos

Direct download: NASA-Money_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 11:11am EST

The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)
The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDjs.com) 2009-05-23

Thanks to our resident DJ Soulist who booked The Herbaliser recently at La Maroquinerie in Paris, I had the chance to meet Ollie Teeba in the backstage and tell him about an upcoming reggae remix of Can't Help This Feeling that we were preparing for the Paris DJs virtual releases collection. He was really enthousiastic about it, saying the track could really work well in reggae mode and giving us his benediction... So here's the finished thing, with rumbling horns and skanking hooks, taylor-fit for all shaking dancefloors - another Grant Phabao instant hit!.. but I guess you're used to that kind of standard now. (Djouls)

Tracklisting :
01. The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)

Note : DJs may want to contact us for a 256k MP3 version

Links :
About the Same As It Ever Was album by The Herbaliser
About the Can't Help This Feeling single by The Herbaliser
same-as-it-never-was.com
myspace.com/theherbz
grantphabao.com
myspace.com/grantphabao
parisdjs.com

Direct download: The_Herbaliser-Cant_Help_This_Feeling_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 9:10am EST