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ATOMGA - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix)

ATOMGA - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix)
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-06-01

Grant Phabao is an internationally-renowned French engineer and producer, best known for his work remixing tracks from everyone from Lee Fields to Brownout to Alice Russell… He got enlisted by ATOMGA, a 10-piece afrofunk collective from Denver, Colorado, to mix & master their new album 'Black Belt', and to remix a track of his choosing from it. He put an original one drop/reggae feel on perhaps the most complex song on the album, 'Alaskan Pipeline'. Grab a free 128k MP3 of this remix below, or download the whole album on bandcamp.

Tracklisting :
01. ATOMGA - Alaskan Pipeline (Grant Phabao Remix)

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Links :
ATOMGA : official | bandcamp | facebook | soundcloud | youtube
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube

Direct download: ATOMGA-Alaskan_Pipeline_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Grant Phabao & Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk

Grant Phabao presents Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2012-10-19

Pompidoo (not to be confused with similarly named deejay Prince Pompidou who recorded in the early 70's) is the original rock stone voiced Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay who worked King Jammy's sound system and was able to make his voice sound like a synthesizer. He was most popular in Jamaica in the late 1980s, with a series of singles including 'Governor General', 'The DJ With The Rockstone Voice' or 'Synthesizer Voice'. After no new release during the last 5 years, Pompidoo is now back on the airwaves with this stunning new version of his 2004 single 'Come Ya Fi Talk', originally recorded for the French Bam Salute label, remastered and dressed with a brand new riddim by roots reggae master Grant Phabao! An original raggamuffin monster tune, strictly rub-a-dub, that's sure to rock the modern dancehalls anytime!!

Credits :
Vocals by Pompidoo, all instruments by Grant Phabao
Written by Pompidoo, composed and produced by Grant Phabao

Links :
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | youtube
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | juno | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Artwork by Ben Hito

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Pompidoo-Come_Ya_Fi_Talk.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 7:09am EDT

Florelie Escano - Moody Blues (Grant Phabao Remix)

Florelie Escano - Moody Blues (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2012-09-19

The original Soul/Funk track Moody Blues was engineered by Lotek at his Counter Clockwise Studios in Melbourne, Australia, who posted a stripped-down version on Soundcloud, with just guitar and Florelie Escano on vocals, asking is some remixers were interested. We managed to connect and Grant Phabao ended up producing this suprising and breezy Reggae/Afro/Blues remix which you'll find on Florelie's upcoming limited CD out october 17th 2012.

Links :
Florelie : official | bandcamp | facebook | flickr | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Lotek : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
Paris DJs : official | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Artwork by Djouls

Direct download: Florelie_Escano-Moody_Blues_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - Usain Bolt The Puma

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - Usain Bolt The Puma
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2012-08-03

After Usain Bolt's heart breaking false start, which left him disqualified from the 2011 World Athletics Championships, Jamaican deejay The Lone Ranger and French producer Grant Phabao decided to record Usain Bolt The Puma, an homage song to Jamaica's greatest sprinter (and, obviously, his sponsor).

The song starts on a killer chorus hook before slipping into an unstoppable flow of no less surprising verses, filled with wiki-accuracy, wicked rhymes and dynamic rub-a-dub gimmicks. The reggae groove itself is relentless, tight and bumpy, like 70s Jamaica sounding heavy.

While chillin' with Jamaican singers The Lone Ranger, Jim Brown and Carlton Livingston a few weeks ago at Paris DJs studios, Djouls and Grant Phabao asked them what they should do with the song, with the 2012 Olympic Games happening very fast and the buzz around Usain Bolt growling like thunder… The Jamaicans all replied instantly that the track should be put up and spreading, that all the "but what if he doesn't win this time?" doubts should be erased because there was "no way" he was gonna lose. Being asked "how do you know that?", the Paris DJs operators were offered the most simple answer: "because he is Usain Bolt".


Singer The Lone Ranger was the number one soundsystem deejay between 1977 and 1981 on the island of Jamaica. A 100% authentic Jamaican legend from the big years of Studio One Records, The Lone Ranger has been bringing back the golden years of rub-a-dub lately with the Soul Stereo Soundsystem in clubs, with Jamaica All Stars on stage at the Garance Reggae Festival 2012, or in the studio with Grant Phabao, one of the rare producers to have restored the sound of 1970s' Jamaica.

Based in Paris, Grant Phabao works with many reggae legends, but also international artists such as George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Chuck D. (Public Enemy), Richard Dorfmeister (Tosca/Kruder & Dorfmeister), Quantic (Tru Thoughts) or Tony Allen (Fela's Afrika 70)… His tracks and remixes are played by the biggest DJs, including David Guetta (!).

Paris DJs are an international music bureau operating from Paris (as its name says), which offers customized services to projects associating music and brands. Their thematic podcasts have already been downloaded by more than 2.6 millions of cybernauts. Paris DJs are currently working on the release of their first compilation, Dis Is Good For You (on an Afro/Tropical/Reggae tip), while developping George Clinton's upcoming website with amazing French graphic designer Benito, who cooked this beautiful art cover and a few other Usain Bolt paintings for the occasion...

Credits :
Vocals by The Lone Ranger
Backing vocals by Carlton Livingston
All instruments by Grant Phabao
Written by Anthony Waldron aka The Lone Ranger with the help of Julien 'Djouls' Lakshmanan
Composed and produced by Grant Phabao
℗ & © 2012 T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs

Links :
Grant Phabao : official | bandcamp | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
The Lone Ranger : djouls.com/djloneranger | facebook | parisdjs | wikipedia
Paris DJs : official | myspace | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Artwork by Benito
Ful lyrics available on the Paris DJs blog

Direct download: Grant_Phabao_presents_The_Lone_Ranger-Usain_Bolt_The_Puma.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

J-san And The Big Mean - Moving Too Fast (Grant Phabao Remix)

J-san And The Big Mean - Moving Too Fast (Grant Phabao Remix
(Free MP3 download on ParisDJs.com) 2012-05-09

Brooklyn-based soul, dub, electronic artist/producer Jay Spaker aka J-san's musical journey has been a shape shifting experience spanning 20 years of soul & roots music. Son of radical vietnam veteran father & Okinawan mother J-san was raised on the road, living with artists, musicians, ganja growers and hustlers. He was an original member of John Brown's Body in the 90s, then went on to form dub rock/jam band J-san & The Analogue Sons during the the next decade, a band described as Bob Marley meets M.I.A. produced by Manu Chao… After a few featurings, including vocalist on 10ft Ganja Plant's album Bush Rock released in 2009, J-san has launched two new bands, Double Tiger, an electronic dub / dubstep project who's just released the No Give Up single on Hydra Records Japan, and J-san and The Big Mean, a rock/reggae/afro project fusing the rhythms of Afrobeat and R&B with the sounds of Dub and Soul to make your body move. When their first afro-reggae single Moving Too Fast reached Paris DJs' shores, we contacted J-san right away, offering him to try and have Grant Phabao dress the song with pure Jamaican roots vibes. The man was already a Paris DJs follower and we hooked up instantly. This deadly rough & tough remix is the another step for Paris DJs in their ongoing collaborations with brothers from Brooklyn and we can hope that J-san and Grant Phabao will do a proper EP together at some point!

Links :
J-San And The Big Mean : official | facebook
Jason Spaker : behance | facebook | twitter
J-san & The Analogue Sons : bandcamp | facebook
Double Tiger : bandcamp | facebook
Grant Phabao : official | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud
Paris DJs : official | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: J-san_and_The_Big_Mean-Moving_Too_Fast_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 10:53am 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 ParisDJs.com) 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

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 EDT