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Remix 'The Iphone Connection' and make your own tribute to Steve Jobs!

Paris DJs are proud to announce a worldwide exclusive remix competition using the vocals of Studio One legend, one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs, The Lone Ranger. He was twice voted number 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.

Paris DJs are giving you the opportunity to remix the Lone Ranger/Grant Phabao tribute to Steve Jobs track 'The Iphone Connection', the first single from the brand new Paris DJs label, available on iTunes.

The vocal acapella from the song is available to download below (the original version of the tune being available here). We want you to build your own unique track behind The Lone Ranger's amazing vocals and let his producer Grant Phabao decide who has created the best remix. Add you own beats, instrumentals, flip an old version/riddim or re-interpret the vocal below - whatever is clever, we want to hear how good you can make The Lone Ranger sound.  (We're looking for original, innovative remixes here and not a re-edit so get your thinking caps on…)


01. We'll press up an official, numbered limited edition run of your remix on 7 inch vinyl to be available in selected shops worldwide. No better way to get your name out there than to remix one of Reggae's true legends.

02. Grant Phabao will do an audio mastering of you remix. Your name will get out there and your music will sound as good as it can be.

03. You'll get a Lone Ranger signed copy of your own 7" for your collection.

04. Grant Phabao will play your remix on the Paris DJs podcast.

05. Your remix will be hosted for download on Paris DJs, along with a selection of the best remixes.


Simple - just sendspace or mediafire or wetransfer (etc.) your MP3/WAV/AIF file to
We'll email you to let you know we received your remix and we'll announce the winners on the site in the coming weeks.


Download 'The Iphone Connection (original)' (right-clic and save)
Download 'The iPhone Connection (a cappella)' right-clic and save)

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_The_Lone_Ranger-The_iPhone_Connection_Acappella.mp3
Category:A Cappella -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Nostalgia 77 - Simmerdown feat. Josa Peit (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Marco Benevento)

Nostalgia 77 feat. Josa Peit - Simmerdown (Grant Phabao Remix feat. Marco Benevento)
(Free MP3 download on 2011-07-26

Released early 2011, Simmerdown, featuring stunning vocals from Josa Peit, was the first single to be lifted from the latest Nostalgia 77 album, The Sleepwalking Society, released late March 2011. We've been active supporters of Nostalgia 77's measureless talent since day one and some of you might remember the reggae remix our resident producer Grant Phabao did on N77's Seven Nation Army cover with Alice Russell… It was high time to try and rework a new Nostalgia 77 track and we had the chance to get a visit from Marco Benevento, one of our favorite keyboards players along with John Medeski and Jackie Mittoo. Well you put musicians in a studio, what happens? They play together, so Marco ended playing organ and then clavinet for a reggae remix of Simmerdown Phabao was working on… This track was hidden in our closet for a year, and when we learned that Nostalgia 77 was coming on play in Paris on February 16th at La Bellevilloise, we offered his label, Tru Thoughts, to put it up for free as a virtual release on Paris DJs. You won't hear this kind of artists combination anywhere else so we hope you'll enjoy the unique groove and spirit in there. And we hope to see you tonite (feb 16) at la Bellevilloise!

This mp3 is offered with courtesy of Tru-Thoughts Recordings (Nostalgia 77, Josa Peit), The Royal Potato Family (Marco Benevento) and T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs (Grant Phabao)

Links :
Nostalgia 77 : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia
Josa Peit : discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter
Tru Thoughts : official | discogs | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Marco Benevento : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | forum | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Royal Potato Family : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Nostalgia_77-Simmerdown_Grant_Phabao_Remix_Feat_Marco_Benevento.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT