Great rare and exclusive free mp3 singles of supa cool funk, jazz, reggae, afro, hip hop and more black music
Jungle By Night - Desdemona

Jungle By Night - Desdemona
(MP3 Podcast on Kindred Spirits, 2014-02-20

Last year's collaboration between Jungle By Night and Californian psychedelic producer The Gaslamp Killer saw the Afrobeat band from Netherlands explore some new grounds of voodoo magic. It looks like they've really enjoyed opening new musical doors, and this free single extracted from their upcoming new album 'The Hunt' is a perfect example, tackling some afro-progressive rocking sounds! The new album is scheduled to drop April 25 on Kindred Spirits and the band will be playing a few dates in France in April (read below)… Meanwhile enjoy this entrancing new track, 'Desdemona' - you haven't heard anything like this yet!

Tracklisting :
01. Jungle By Night - Desdemona 3:10

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Links :
Jungle By Night : official | bandcamp | facebook | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Paris DJs : | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Confirmed tour dates in France :
April 06 -  Festival Chorus - Hauts De Seine, France (double concert with M)
April 29 - La Flèche d'Or - Paris, France
April 30 - Theatre des 2 rives - Charenton, France

Direct download: Jungle_By_Night_-_Desdemona.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

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 : | bandcamp | facebook | junodownload | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

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

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

Jungle By Night - Marsvin (live)
(MP3 Podcast on 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 (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork and photo by Djouls (

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

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

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

©© Les Freres Smith - Opposite People (Live at Roskilde Festival 2012)
(Free MP3 download on 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 : | 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 EDT

Elvis Martinez Smith - Music Is The Weapon Of The Future

Elvis Martinez Smith - Music Is The Weapon Of The Future
(Free MP3 download on 2012-09-27

France's finest Afrobeat and Ehio-flavored grooves band ©© Les Frères Smith are celebrating their mini UK tour his week (Sept 27 The Bedroom Bar, London; Sept 28 Village Hall, Chilham; Sept 29 St Mary's, Sandwich) with an exclusive free single from Elvis Martinez Smith, Music Is The Weapon Of The Future, featuring Nico Sake Smith on saxes, Grant Phabao on clavinet and vocal samples from Black Thought from The Roots among ohers… Don't miss this deep afrobeat piece with tasty hip hop chunks, and if you're in London or southern-east England we sincerily advise you to check ©© Les Frères Smith on stage!!
The first album from the Paris-based collective, Contreband Mentality, released in 2011, should be followed by a new long-player in 2013…

Credits :
Elvis Martinez Smith : guitars, bass, MK1 & Moog keyboards, drum programming, percussions, sampling
Nico Sake Smith : baritone & alto saxophones
Grant Phabao : clavinet, mix, mastering
Black Thought : vocal samples

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

Direct download: Elvis_Martinez_Smith-Music_Is_The_Weapon_Of_The_Future.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Ebo Taylor - Peace On Earth

Ebo Taylor - Peace On Earth
(Free MP3 download on 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 Taylor
Artwork photo by Jean Saint Jean (

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

Franck Biyong and Massak - U.P.C.
Franck Biyong and Massak - U.P.C.
(Exclusive MP3 download on 2010-05-20

Recorded in Yaoundé, Cameroon, this brand new single by Franck Biyong and Massak is an honorary tribute to the great leaders of the African independences 50 years ago. On the musical point of view this is Franck Biyong's long awaited 'back to the roots' recording after years of musical search and explorations! Definitely one of the finest 21st century roots Afrobeat tracks out there these days, with great horn polyphony, complex polyrhythm and Franck's confident vocals and message, reminding you there still is a 'weapon of the future'...
Taken from the forthcoming LP Visions Of Kamerun - out this summer on our brand new label Colored-Inc.

Tracklisting :
01. Franck Biyong and Massak - U.P.C.

Links :

Direct download: Franck_Biyong_and_Massak-U_P_C.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness

The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
(MP3 download on 2010-02-10

One of Superfly Records (our partner store) specialities is African records. 7 inches, long players, the rarest Afro vinyls are to be find at our Paris shop or on our online store. While preparing an African Special a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon a fantastic 45 from Nigerian band The Funkees, which included a superb cover of War, Slipping Into Darkness. We digitalized this beauty, had it mastered by our soundmaster Grant Phabao, and we're now sharing it with everyone as a free vitual release on Don't say we don't love you!

Tracklisting :
01. The Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness

Links :
Discogs -,+The

Direct download: The_Funkees-Slipping_Into_Darkness.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back
Kologbo feat. The Deacon - Freedom Back
(Exclusive MP3 download on 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 - |
FaceBook - Kologbo's profile

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

Fire Tongue & Chief Cook - Aye / Commot For Road (radio edit)
Fire Tongue & Chief Cook - Ayé / Commot For Road (radio edit)
(12" virtual release/MP3 Podcast on
Nocturne / PARISDJS005, 2006-09-29

A1. Fire Tongue & Chief Cook - Ayé / Commot For Road (radio edit)


102, bis rue de Bagnolet 75020 paris
Metro : Gambetta ou Alexandre Dumas

Musicians :
Vocals, guitars, keys, chekere : Fire Tongue
Bass : Emmanuel Edoube
Programations, additional guitar, additional bass, additional vocals : Chief Cook

Credits :
Original version available on the album :
'Wayo Bring War - Afro Mets Modern Touch� In A Blues Mood' (Nocturne, 2006)
Original artwork by Djouls

Links : - 12 Reggae Dub World albums & singles for 2006 part 1
Hipsters into Afrobeat won't be disappointed with a new single from Antibalas (covering Sly Stone with Doctor L!!!), the first Budos Band album or the Dakataris reissue on Daptone Records, two Nomo albums (because we prefered the first one, released some time ago), and a french release from Fire Tongue and Chief Cook. That's what we call a grand buffet.

Direct download: Fire_Tongue_and_Chief_Cook-Aye_radio_edit.mp3
Category:Afro -- posted at: 10:22am EDT