Great rare and exclusive free mp3 singles of supa cool funk, jazz, reggae, afro, hip hop and more black music
Lee Fields - You're The Kind Of Girl

Lee Fields - You're The Kind Of Girl
(Digital Single/Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) Truth & Soul Records, 2011-12-14

The current superstar of Soul Lee Fields is back with a new track, You’re the Kind of Girl, the first single extracted from his upcoming new album A Faithful Man, to be released march 13th 2012 on Truth & Soul Records. Lee describes the bluesy and soulful You're The Kind of Girl as "a song that honors women because they should be honored. When a person meets that special someone, everything is easy from that point. True love is not a hard thing. When you meet the right person, it just happens."

Links :
Lee Fields : discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
Truth & Soul Records : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Lee_Fields-You_re_The_Kind_of_Girl.mp3
Category:Funk -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - The Iphone Connection

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - The Iphone Connection
(Digital Single/Free 128k MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) Paris DJs PARISDJS001-D, 2011-11-04

The Macintosh and its Finder application were revolutionnary for the way we create. Then one day Napster happened, soon followed by AudioGalaxy and many others. While the big music business was struggling with the limit of its ecosystem and the paradigm that had come with the use of mp3 files, Steve Jobs changed the way we consumed music with the iPod and the iTunes music store. Soon after that, he changed the way we consume information with the iPhone.

"The iPhone Connection" song is a tribute to the co-founder and CEO of Apple who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this summer.
It was recorded at Paris DJs studios just a few days before Steve Jobs passed away.
Jamaican DJ The Lone Ranger is on vocal duties with French dubmeister Grant Phabao at the controls & playing all instruments.

The Lone Ranger is one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs. He was twice voted N°1 deejay on the island, in 1979 and 1980. He helped pioneer a newly rhythmic, on-the-beat rhyming style that led DJ toasting into the modern age, and punctuated his lyrics with bizarre exclamations and sound effects ("bim" and "ribbit" were his favorites) that made him perhaps the most imaginative stylist of his time.
He had originally recorded The Walkman Connection way back in 1984 (on "DJ Daddy" / Techniques), now fully updated to 2011 as The Iphone Connection ! This is not a remix of Steve Jobs' speeches or commercials, we did it our way, creating an original and uplifting song.

Take a listen and share with your friends. Buy it on iTunes. Play it on your iPhone.

RIP Steve Jobs.

Tracklisting :
01. Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - The Iphone Connection
(Lyrics : The Lone Ranger, Music : Grant Phabao)
℗ + © 2011 T.I.M.E.C. / Paris DJs

Links :
BUY HI-RES AUDIO ON ITUNES, AMAZON.COM, AMAZON.FR, AMAZON.CO.UK, AMAZON.DE, AMAZON.CO.JP
Watch the video on youtube.com/watch?v=IU3-1CDVsVw
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs
The Lone Ranger : djouls.com/djloneranger | myspace.com/djloneranger | wikipedia
Paris DJs : official | myspace | facebook | | twitter | youtube
Artwork photo by Jean Saint Jean

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_The_Lone_Ranger-The_iPhone_Connection_128k.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

Selah Sue - Crazy Vibes (Grant Phabao Remix)

Selah Sue - Crazy Vibes (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-07-26

22 years-old Selah Sue (real name Sanne Putseys) is a Belgian musician and songwriter you might have heard about already. She was featured on Cee-Lo's latest LP The Lady Killer, and released in march this year her first album, Selah Sue. She listened to a lot of ragga and reggae in high school and, together with soul, hip hop and some slower tunes, the style has become an essential part of her repertoire. She even wrote two ragga songs herself (Raggamuffin and Fyah Fyah)... She gets here the unique Grant Phabao Jamaican treatment, with this hip hop-ish roots reggae remix of Crazy Vibes.

Tracklisting :
01. Selah Sue - Crazy Vibes (Grant Phabao Remix)

Links :
Selah Sue : official | facebook | myspace | twitter wikipedia
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace
Paris DJs : official | myspace | facebook | | twitter

Direct download: Selah_Sue-Crazy_Vibes_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold (Galt McDermot cover)

Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-07-04

Amazing US keyboard player Marco Benevento is living up in the country with frogs and snakes and the Woodstock moon, workin' on a mad genius new studio album to be released sometime late next year!! In the meantime, lots of shows are on the horizon (check out the complete entry to this free track to access the full tour dates). Marco sent us this free track for the collaborative Paris DJs mix #300 but missed the spot by just a few days... It's a Galt McDermot cover, you've heard the original already in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair AND it's been sampled many times. It should get stuck in your head after just the first listen, and features Andrew Barr on drums and Dave Dreiwitz on bass. Well, that's what happened for me so I thought I couln't pass on sharing this one with everybody. His label The Royal Potato Faily agreed right away so here it is. Live and killer deep soul jazz recorded last april in Collinsville!

Tracklisting :
01. Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold

Check the Paris DJs blog for Marco's upcoming tour dates, videos and more...

Links :
official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | forum | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : official | myspace | facebook | twitter

Direct download: Marco_Benevento-Coffee_Cold.mp3
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

In The Words of Gil Scott-Heron - A Tribute by Doctor L

In The Words of Gil Scott-Heron - A Tribute by Doctor L
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-07-04

Gil Scott-Heron left us at the end of May. His bluesology, black American music and message marked us forever. Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru have written and recorded in one night an homage piece, A Place For You!, available here, as well as a bunch of remixes - including a nice one from Loik Dury and a cool one from Grant Phabao, check it and download it here. Better late than never, Doctor L also pays his dues, with his amazing remix/tribute featuring Allonymous and Sandra Nkake voicing words from Gil Scott-Heron with class and style. Production is 21st century soul jazz at its best, one the best Doctor L tracks we've heard in... well... weeks!! Allonymous is killing out there too, all in all it's another incredible Paris DJs virtual release!!

The Man is gone, the message stays - Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru

Tracklisting :
01. In The Words of Gil Scott-Heron - A Tribute by Doctor L featuring Allonymous and Sandra Nkake

Links :
Get the original and all the remixes on enmemetemps.com/aplaceforyou
Doctor L : colored-inc. | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | wikipedia (fr) | twitter

Direct download: In_The_Words_of_Gil_Scott-Heron-A_Tribute_by_Doctor_L.mp3
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 7:06am EST

Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron - A Place For You (Grant Phabao Remix)

Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron - A Place For You (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-06-16

Gil Scott-Heron left us at the end of May. His bluesology, black American music and message marked us forever. Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru have wrote and recorded in one night an homage piece, A Place For You!. Joined by a bunch of friends who felt as much concerned as they were, on a riff from Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues, they sing a chorus tribute to Scott-Heron and borrow a text extracted from I Think I'll Call It Morning. The original track was mixed by Blackjoy, with remixes from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Doctor L, Loik Dury, Eric Legnini, Jeff Sharel feat. Karl The Voice, DJ Oil or Vadim Vernay (all available here). Oh! and of course from your favorite soundmaster and reggae producer Grant Phabao, who spectacularly manages to take the song to Kingston, Jamaica - but if you're a regular Paris DJs listener, you should be used to it by now...

The Man is gone, the message stays - Sandra Nkake and Ji Dru

Tracklisting :
01. Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron - A Place For You (Grant Phabao Remix)

Links :
Get the original and all the remixes on enmemetemps.com/aplaceforyou
Sandra Nkake : official | blogspot | facebook | myspace | twitter
Ji Dru : facebook | myspace
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace
Paris DJs : official | myspace | facebook | twitter

Direct download: Tribute_To_Gil_Scott-Heron-A_Place_For_You_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 8:50am EST

Versus - Mr Blue (Grant Phabao Remix)

Versus - Mr Blue (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-05-20

Our good ol' friend and doublebass player Lawkyz has just launched a new project, Versus, between hip hop, jazz, funk and blaxploitation. The band is playful and fun, sounding like early stuff from The Herbaliser with a distininguished French taste for Jazz musings. Their album will be out january 2012.

Meanwhile, they've asked many of their friends for remixes and the n°1 reggae producer worldwide, Grant Phabao, who had already worked with Lawkyz in the past on some still unreleased tracks with Amayo from Antibalas, agreed to put his magic hands on the Mr Blue piece. The result is astounding as always, Versus are immediately transported to Jamaican coasts and you'll be breakin' to hip hop while bouncing to reggae at the same time with a big smile on your face!!!

Tracklisting :
01. Versus - Mr Blue (Grant Phabao Remix)

Links :
Versus : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | bandcamp | soundcloud | youtube
Grant Phabao : officialfacebookmyspace
Paris DJs : official | myspacefacebooktwitter
Artwork by Djouls (djouls.com)

Direct download: Versus-Mr_Blue_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 9:32am EST

Doctor L - A Hole In Your Soul

Doctor L - A Hole In Your Soul
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-28

Open Window is a lifestyle, it is beyond category. The sources of its words and music span the centuries. Its concept and interpretations are timeless and boundless. If its contribution can be summarized in a phrase, Open Window is the sound of now, encompassing all the yesterdays and all the todays in the limitless cosmos of sound.

Here's an exclusive free track extracted from Open >Window, the brand new album from Doctor L!!

Tracklisting :
01. Doctor L - A Hole In Your Soul

Links :
colored-inc.com
myspace.com/doctorlmind
youtube.com/user/DoctorLMind
parisdjs.com
myspace.com/parisdjs
facebook.com/parisdjs
twitter.com/parisdjs

Direct download: Doctor_L-A_Hole_In_Your_Soul.mp3
Category:Rock -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Ebo Taylor - Peace On Earth

Ebo Taylor - Peace On Earth
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-04-19

We've been spreading the gospel about Ghanean singer/guitarist Ebo Taylor for years now. Some lucky ones were there at the 2009 show we produced for Ebo at La Bellevilloise. The others should definitively check all the upcoming live dates in June... Ebo Taylor released at the end of 2010 a new album, Life And Death, and his label Strut Records followed this release with a double anthology of Highlife & Afrobeat Classics, covering the years from 1973 to 1980, Life Stories, which you absolutely NEED to get/buy/download/hear/etc!! Here's a track extracted from this compilation to download for free, Peace On Earth, for those who still don't believe in the emotional power of Ebo Taylor's music.

Tracklisting :
01. Ebo Taylor - Peace On Earth

On tour in France this summer :
04th June - Jazz Sous Les Pommiers, Coutances, FR
09th June - Festival Contretemps, Strasbourg, FR
10th June - Festival Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
17th June - Festival Les Invites, Villeurbanne, FR
21st June - Jazz A La Defense, Paris, FR
01st July - Eysines Goes Soul, Bordeaux, FR
05th July - Jazz A Vienne Festival, FR
28th June - Tempo Rives, Angers, FR
04th August - Fiesta Sete, Sete, FR

From the Life Stories liner notes :
Ebo acknowledges the influence of US jazz rockers Blood Sweat & Tears and – less obviously, perhaps – Deep Purple on this easy going mid-tempo piece, written a few years before it was recorded, when Osibisa and various 'blaxploitation' themes were hip. "I was trying to fuse rock and jazz together with highlife", Ebo recalls. "This kind of music was ahead of its time – not very popular when we recorded it!"

Links :
Ebo Taylor on Paris DJs parisdjs.com/index.php/tag/Ebo Taylor
ebotaylor-lifestories.com
strut-records.com
Artwork photo by Jean Saint Jean (jeansainjean.com)

Direct download: Ebo_Taylor-Peace_On_Earth.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 10:09am EST

N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)

N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip and Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Exclusive MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2011-03-07

Gimme gimme gimme some o'that... Reggay reggay! The vibe he received from the fine people of N.A.S.A. (Squeak E. Clean + DJ Zegon), after sending them a skanking reggae remix of their Money< track, pushed Grant Phabao to rework another track from their Spirit of Apollo album. Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, Slim Kid Tre is one of the coolest tributes to real hip-hop from the last years. The trick was to add a full Jamaican dubby smile to the whole, upload the mp3... and let you enjoy this exclusive remix - straight from the vaults of Paris DJs!

Tracklisting :
01. N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip and Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)

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

Artwork by Djouls (djouls) using a photo by dalbera under a creative commons licence

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
colored-inc.com
parisdjs.com

Direct download: NASA-Hip_Hop_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 6:25pm EST