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It’s time to help some great DJs and artists out! The Paris DJs want to press up a nice boxset of 45s and LPs. I’m not going to talk in great lengths about The Paris DJs and why you should be listening to their podcast and downloading their tracks. (If you haven’t been, you really should be up on this.) That’s for an entirely different post all together. What I will say is that it would be nice to have some real collectors vinyl for a good price. Here’s the information that I’m relaying from the Paris DJs Kiss Kiss Bank Bank site.

Paris DJs is a young label launched in 2012, who’s already put out no less than 4 Reggae albums, 5 Afro/Tropical compilations, 2 Hip Hop compilations and 50 singles of Reggae, Ska, Afro, Latin, Jazz, Soul, etc.

Productions coming from all over the world, mastered with a vintage, warm and ideally spatialized sound. You can find those releases on the digital platforms, iTunes, Amazon, etc, and mainly on Bandcamp and JunoDownload.

Today Paris DJs starts doing vinyl releases, with many collectable pressings.

Here it’s all about JAMAICAN GROOVES :
REGGAE, RUB-A-DUB & SKA!
(with a few latin funk breaks also included)

  • With a six 45s boxset “VINYL IS GOOD FOR YOU”
    Featuring Afrodyete (The Breakestra), Alice Russell (courtesy of Tru Thoughts), Brownout, Grant Phabao, Jungle Fire, The Lone Ranger & Carlton Livingston, The Jays
  • With a double vinyl LP compilation “DIS IS REGGAE SOUL VOL.1”!!
    Featuring Afrodyete, Carlton Livingston, Grant Phabao, Jungle Fire, Leroy Gibbon, Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, Suzanna Choffel, The Cactus Channel, The Grits, The Jays, The Lone Ranger, The Silvertones

The 45s, the boxset itself, and the double LP have all been illustrated by Paris DJs’ graphic designer Ben Hito, an exceptional artist – you might have had the chance to stumble upon is monthly pin-ups in the French Rock’n’Folk magazine.

“Ben Hito, the only French artist who achieved the perfect alchemy between the hippie psychedelism from San Francisco 1967 et the Foucray wallpapers design from the Seventies” Rock’n’Folk magazine – Dec 2013

Limited quantities!! Only 100 copies of the boxset gathering the six 45s will be available.
The 45s may be ordered separately, 200 copies of each 7 inch will be available.

Tracklisting for the 45s:
ALICE RUSSELL
A. Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix)
B. Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff ‘n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)
BROWNOUT
A. I Won’t Lie (Grant Phabao Remix)
B. Flaximus (Renegades Of Jazz Bboy Edit)
GRANT PHABAO, THE LONE RANGER & CARLTON LIVINGSTON
A. Imitation Sounds
B. Weh The Reggae Come From
GRANT PHABAO & THE JAYS
A. African Man
B. African Man (Adrian Quesada Remix)
GRANT PHABAO & AFRODYETE
A. Itchin’ For Your Love
B. Feelin’ You Feelin’ Me
JUNGLE FIRE
A. Firewalker (Grant Phabao Remix)
B. Tokuta (Grant Phabao Remix)

Paris DJs will also press a double vinyl LP (500 copies only), illustrated by Ben Hito once again, of the exclusive compilation “Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol.1”.

This compilation will gather 12 original productions & remixes from Parisian producer Grant Phabao, most of which were only available digitally so far (cf. parisdjs.bandcamp.com).

Tracklisting for the 2LP “Dis Is Reggae Soul Vol.1”
A1. Jungle Fire – Firewalker (Grant Phabao Remix)
A2. The Grits – Make A Sound (Grant Phabao Remix)
A3. The Jays – Stepping Up In Time
B1. Afrodyete – Itchin’ For Your Love
B2. Suzanna Choffel – Guardians (Grant Phabao Remix)
B3. The Lone Ranger – Fever
C1. Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Vendendo Saude E Fé (Grant Phabao remix)
C2. The Cactus Channel – Budokan (Grant Phabao Remix)
C3. The Silvertones – Old Man River
D1. The Lone Ranger – Weh The Reggae Come From (feat. Carlton Livingston)
D2. Leroy Gibbon – Wipe The Tear From Your Eye
D3. Carlton Livingston – Cramp & Paralyze

(Note : the Suzanna Choffel track “Guardians” is featured in this soundcloud selection in its original version, the Grant Phabao remix of the same track will be the one featured in the 2LP)

If you need any more info or you want to help fund the project then you should visit their page. They have a lot of rewards for whatever contribution you wish to make to the project. I’m very curious to see if someone drops the cash for Grant Phabao to remix a track.

More info:
Paris DJs
Paris DJs: Vinyl is Good For You Project
Ben Hito on Pinterest

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