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Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes

Polyrhythmics - Libra Stripes
(free single download on Paris DJs, LP/CD out nov 12 on Kept Records)
File under : Funk, Afrobeat, Instrumental, World Grooves
Cat. No.: KPT-1001

Paris DJs virtual release #73 is an exclusive treat sent to us by our good friends at Kept Records in Canada. They'll be releasing mid-november the new Polyrhythmics album Libra Stripes and asked if we could give a free mp3 of its title track. How cool? We hope you'll enjoy this first slice of groovy and soulful Afrofunk deepness, we'll go and get the LP for sure - what about you?

Tracklisting :
01. Libra Stripes (3:48)

Full album tracklisting and press release are available on the Paris DJs blog

Links :
Polyrhythmics : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Kept Records : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | tumblr | twitter | vimeo
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | junodownload | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Polyrhythmics-Libra_Stripes.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Grant Phabao presents Quench Aid and John Wayne - Don't Go Girls

Grant Phabao presents Quench Aid and John Wayne - Don't Go Girls
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-06-18

From the mid-80s to the early 90s, Jamaican vocalist Quench Aid was making big waves in this early digital reggae era, putting out a slew of classic vintage dancehall singles, including the in demand burial tune 'Beat Down The Fence' on Vena Recordings. His style is strong and sweet, similar to Jah Cure - who arrived on the scene 10 years after Quench Aid. A wicked and severely underrated singer!

John Wayne is a Jamaican dancehall deejay who's bigger hit was the wadadadeng-ish 'Call The Police' from 1985, on the 'Sleng Teng' riddim. In 1983 he recorded an album called 'Boogie Down', produced by Bunny Lee. Also an in-demand sound engineer, he worked on Sugar Minott's 1981 albums 'Meet The People In A Lovers Dubbers Style' and 'African Girl'

Quench Aid and John Wayne are original dancehall killah artists, they collaborated together in 2004 for a 45 released on the small Bam Salute label from France, 'Don't Go Girls', now re-produced and re-mixed by the King producer Grant Phabao, who's roots reggae and ska recordings have been ruling the Jamaican music world for many years now. Enjoy this free download, a glorious and dynamic reggae combination all about the four-letter word L.O.V.E.!!

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Tracklisting :
01. Grant Phabao presents Quench Aid and John Wayne - Talk 'bout Peace

Credits :
Production, mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

Links :
Quench Aid : discogs | juno | myspace
John Wayne : discogs | juno | myspace
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_Quench_Aid__John_Wayne_-_Dont_Go_Girls.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:25am EST

Grant Phabao presents Horace Andy - Talk 'bout Peace

Grant Phabao presents Horace Andy - Talk 'bout Peace
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-02-28

On the first notes you'll recognize instantly Horace Andy's falsetto vocals. The Jamaican singer has been gracing all of Massive Attack's albums so far, granting him a worldwide and long-term recognition. The reggae fans will maybe more fondly remember his early and roots reggae hits from the sixties and the seventies, the legendary 'In The Light/In The Light Dub' albums from 1977, or his dancehall classics from the early 80s. And All shall rejoice, with the offering of this free download, a rare Rasta song from the great Horace Andy recorded in 2004, produced and re-mixed by the unstoppable Grant Phabao a few years later. 'Talk 'bout Peace' is an outstanding conscious tune that has been kept hidden in Paris DJs' vaults for too long until now.

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Tracklisting :
01. Grant Phabao presents Horace Andy - Talk 'bout Peace

Credits :
Production, mix and mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (benhito.com)

Links :
Horace Andy : discogs | facebook | myspace | wikipedia
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Horace_Andy-Talk_bout_Peace.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

Jungle By Night - Marsvin (Live Dec 31, 2012 at Gloria Theater, Koln)

Jungle By Night - Marsvin (live)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-02-27

We played them in our Afro mixes, we reviewed their album and announced their show in Paris this friday (march 1st) at Petit Bain… We insist, Jungle By Night is the new afrobeat sensation from The Netherlands and we've got an exclusive live version of their track 'Marsvin' available as a free download on our Virtual Releases podcast. Enjoy this 7mn taste of the Jungle Fire live experience recorded on the latest New Year's Eve at the Gloria Theater in Köln, hoping to see you on friday at Petit Bain in Paris!!
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Tracklisting :
01. Jungle By Night - Marsvin
(comp. Jungle by Night/BMG Rights Managament)

Recorded live, December 31 2012/ Gloria Theater - Koln (D) (for WDR/Funkhaus Europa)

Credits :
Courtesy of Kindred Spirits (kindred-spirits.nl)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork and photo by Djouls (djouls.com)

Links :
Jungle By Night live in Paris, March 1st, 2013 : facebook.com/events/442218152518792
Full info on parisdjs.com
Jungle By Night : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Jungle_By_Night-Marsvin_Live.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 10:44am EST

©© Les Frères Smith - Opposite People (Live At Roskilde Festival 2012)

©© Les Freres Smith - Opposite People (Live at Roskilde Festival 2012)
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2013-01-29

2013 should be a busy year for the Smith family. Before releasing some long-awaited new material later this year, Les Freres Smith and Paris DJs offer you a cover of Fela Kuti's 'Opposite People' captured last summer at the amazing Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

Recorded in binaural so that you may hear the music just as if you were there, the whole Smith family hopes you'll enjoy this live take at one of the biggest European festivals. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and get ready to dance! PS check this little video out if you miss a dance step or two.

'Opposite People' is a 1977 Fela classic regularly played and appreciated by Les Freres Smith. Long trance rhythms, powerful horn themes and solos, heavy vintage keyboards and a strong, barely abstract, political message about the colonial mentality, upper class corruption, and more particularly its ability to abuse and impose its vision even if it's opposite to the one of the people.

The artwork, by band member Elvis Martinez Smith, is a hijack (or tribute, or both!) of a 1982 poster by Thami Mnyele for the 'Culture and Resistance' festival organised by the Medu Art Ensemble, in Gaborone, Botswana (read more about this movement here). Their story, ideology and actions in South Africa at the time are similar to Fela's crusade and more particularly to the social meaning of the song 'Opposite People', focusing on the disparities, growing gaps and walls between social classes.

Links :
©© Les Freres Smith : discogs | bandcamp | facebook | flickr | myspace | parisdjs | youtube
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Artwork by Elvis Martinez Smith

Direct download: Les_Freres_Smith-Opposite_People_Live_At_Roskilde_2012.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 2:50am EST

Paris Djs Soundsystem presents The Silvertones 1965-1979

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents The Silvertones 1965-1979
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2013-01-24

Paris DJs is celebrating the imminent release of The Silvertones' new album 'Keep On Rolling', with a 27mn mix of their hits and past recordings, from the Ska years in the 60s (with Duke Reid at Treasure Isle), to the Roots Reggae tunes from the 70s (with Lee Perry at Black Art, or Coxsone Dodd at Studio One). After albums for rubadub deejay The Lone Ranger, or sweet and soulful reggae singer Carlton Livingston, French multi-instrumentalist/sound engineer Grant Phabao keeps on bringing back legends of Jamaican music into the spotlight, so stay connected for this upcoming 15th release on the Paris DJs label! Meanwhile, enjoy this half hour history class of classic Jamaican vibes, extracted from old vinyl 45s, mixed and mastered for your optimized audio pleasure.
PS Note that the podcast of mixes has ended with mix #400, but we're still publishing some new stuff on the "virtual releases" podcast, including free singles, remixes or sometimes even some mixes such as this one. Subscribe here.

Tracklisting :
01. The Silvertones with Lynn Tait and The Boys - It's Real
(from 'Storm Warning' 7 inch, 1966 / Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird) produced by Duke Reid
02. The Silvertones - Rejoice Jah Jah Children
(from 'Rejoice Jah Jah Children' 7 inch, 1976 / Black Ark) produced by Lee Perry
03. Duke Reid and The Silvertones - True Confession
(from 'True Confession' 7 inch, 1965 / Treasure Isle) produced by Duke Reid
04. Muskyteers - Kiddyo
(from 'Kiddy-O' 7 inch, 1969 / Upsetter) produced by Lee Perry
05. The Silvertones - What a Situation
(from 'What A Situation' 7 inch, 1977 / Trojan) produced by Jerry Maytals
06. Muskyteers - Endlessly
(from 'Kiddy-O' 7 inch, 1969 / Upsetter) produced by Lee Perry
07. The Silvertones with Tommy McCook - In The Midnight Hour
(from 'In The Midnight Hour' 7 inch, 1968 / Treasure Isle) produced by Duke Reid
08. The Silvertones - Smile
(from 'Smile' 7 inch, 1979 / Studio One) produced by Coxsone S. Dodd
09. The Silvertones - Financial Crisis
(from 'Financial Crisis' 7 inch, 1974 / Orchid) produced by Lee Perry
10. The Silvertones - He Don't Love You
(from 'He Don't Love You' 7 inch, 1968 / Upset) produced by Lee Perry
Total time : 27mn 05s

All the original cover artworks are available on the Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selection by Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (parisdjs.com)
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork inspired from The Silvertones' album 'Silver Bullet' (Trojan, 1973)

Links :
The Silvertones : discogs | facebook | juno | myspace | wikipedia
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem_presents_The_Silvertones_1965-1979.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 10:46am EST