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Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger Sweet Talking

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Sweet Talking

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. Thanks to the incredible production skills of French dubmeister Grant Phabao, who crafted for him a splendid album in 2005 (Kulchaklash / to be pronounced "Culture Clash"), and a hit single in 2006 making waves all over the irie globe, with rub-a-dub partner Carlton Livingston and their cover of Dandy Livingston's Message To You Rudie, The Lone Ranger is now back with his 12th album, Sweet Talking, and another big step towards bringing back the golden age of rub-a-dub!

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One Foot In Jail Hard 2 Find Vol 3

One Foot In Jail - Hard 2 Find Vol.3

One Foot In Jail is the first venture for the Colored-Inc. label into African vibes. Blending Nigerian harmonies with American Soul or Jamaican Funk, European folk & electronics with Afrobeat, Jazz with souful reggae or deep poetry, with some hefty doses of Reggae, Psychedelia and African percussions in between, this is indeed a kind of a Afrofunk Jazz Thing, a fantastic record pushing the Colored-Inc. label's identity quest deep into the exploration of African, Carribean and Afro-American music. Production duties by David Murray, Doctor L, Franck Biyong, Grant Phabao, Loik Dury, with star guesting Amayo from the Fu-Arkist-Ra, Antibalas, Clip Payne and The Deacon from The Duke & The King (USA), Kiala Nzavotunga and Oghene Kologbo (from Nigeria), Ranking Trevor and The Jays (from Jamaica), and The Gwo Ka Masters (from Guadeloupe)

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Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Bridge of Life is an album resulting from various sessions recorded between 2006 and 2009 in Paris. Grant Phabao plays all instruments (with the help of keyboard wizard Soul Sugar, formerly from Seven Dub). He produced, polished and mastered himself the 11 tracks, along with three other full length albums (!), for respectively The Lone Ranger, The Silvertones and The Jays, an astounding vocal trio with former members of Black Uhuru, The Royals or The Chantells... The single Teenager In Love is as sweet as veteran rub-a-dub singer Carlton Livingston's soulful reggae can be. It's another instant classic you'll have to hunt down: pressed in Jamaica and released by T.I.M.E.C., it's only available as a 100 copies limited edition 45 - so act fast or cry later!

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Down By The River Side Hard 2 Find Vol 2

Down By The River Side - Hard 2 Find Vol.2

Down By The River Side's first album on the new Colored-Inc. label (colored-inc.com) - launched by Djouls and Doctor L - is what some could call a 'jazz' album. Blending Jamaican harmonies with American Jazz or blaxploitation Funk, European folk & electronics with African percussions, Slam and Jazz with Hip Hop, Afrobeat with Gospel and Poetry, with some hefty doses of Reggae, Psychedelia and Soul in between, this is indeed a kind of a New Thing! All production duties and nearly all instruments by Doctor L & Grant Phabao with star guesting Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger and The Jays (from Jamaica), Rare Moods and Kactus Hunters (from Paris), Allonymous (from Chicago) and Tony Allen (from Nigeria).

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The Black Cat Hard 2 Find Vol 1

The Black Cat - Hard 2 Find Vol.1

The Black Cat's first album on the new Colored-Inc. label (colored-inc.com) - launched by Djouls and Doctor L - is what some could say a 'world' album. Blending Latin grooves with Afro rhythms, Reggae harmonies with American Jazz or Funk vibes, Saudade with Jamaican riddims, Psychedelic Funk with Electronic R&B, Psychedelia and Hip Hop, with some lusty doses of Rub-a-Dub , Afro, Soul and Reggae in between, this is indeed a kinda world tour.All production duties and nearly all instruments by Doctor L & Grant Phabao with star guesting Martin Perna (from Brooklyn), Ocote Soul sounds & Adrian Quesada (from Nicaragua and Austin, Texas) Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger and The Jays (from Jamaica), Tita Lima (from Brazil), Allonymous (from Chicago), Roldan (from Cuba), Dom Farkas (from Paris) and Kiala (from Nigeria and Congo). Yep 'world' indeed.

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Grant Phabao presents The Jays Dont Sell Your Soul

Grant Phabao & The Jays - Don't Sell Your Soul / Zion Holy Place

During the summer of 2009 a strictly limited 7 inch was pressed at 100 copies in Jamaica, released by the T.I.M.E.C. label with their distinctive 'instant collectors' uniqueness. The A-side, Don't Sell Your Soul is a smashing roots reggae monster, with huge vocal harmonies on a deep and burning Grant Phabao riddim, but the gem of the record might be on the B-side, Zion Holy Place, a spiritual gospel/jazz piece on which the Jamaican church-infused harmonies of The Jays fit like a glove. Both tracks are taken from the full-length album Stepping up In Time to be released by the brand new Colored-Inc. label in sept/oct 2010. The Jays are back, as fresh as ever, ready to hit the charts!

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Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston Teenager In Love

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Teenager In Love

"Teenager In Love" is as sweet as Carlton's soulful reggae can be. It's another instant classic you'll have to hunt down: pressed in Jamaica and released by T.I.M.E.C., it's only available as a 100 copies limited edition 45 - act fast or cry later!

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Grant Phabao The Lone Ranger Fever

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - Fever

"Fever", The new LONE RANGER single produced by Grant Phabao. "For all these years I wanted to do "Fever" and I had to wait until I met Phabao and TIMEC to get it right. It's a combination style of Ranger, singer and deejay. Counteracting styles. Gliding in deejay style. Original 70 deejay style of Lone Ranger, you know." - The Lone Ranger.

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DJ Guarana Latino Fiesta In Paris

DJ Guarana & Gino Rossi - Latino Party!

Paris DJs' second virtual release is a mix of samba and electronic grooves, with an undeniable measure of humor that revels in the duality of being both respectfully influenced by and satyrically critical of the Latin-meets-electronic music sound. The music in itself is a nice mix of Latin percussion and melodies, done up in a smooth, slightly French nu-jazz style.

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carlton livingston lone ranger a message to you rudie produced by grant phabao

Grant Phabao, Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston - (A Message To You) Rudie

Originally penned by DANDY LIVINGSTON in Jamaica, "(MESSAGE TO YOU) RUDIE" became the international hit single everybody knows when THE SPECIALS covered it in 1979 (with ELVIS COSTELLO producing). Now the track gets back to Jamaica with legendary Studio One deejay LONE RANGER (without whom there wouldn't be any YELLOWMAN, SHABBA RANKS or SEAN PAUL today), and his rub-a-dub partner CARLTON LIVINGSTON, who spill some hearty vocals with the usual signature gimmicks from THE LONE RANGER, the original "oink", "ribbit" and other "Tell You 'Bout It" master. Their version of "(MESSAGE TO YOU) RUDIE" is an instant classic, a smash in-your-face hit single that you can recognize as such in a few seconds. They're keeping the flavour original, on a Jamaican tempo... roots style!

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grant phabao lone ranger kulchaklash

Grant Phabao - Kulchaklash (starring Lone Ranger)

Finally! GRANT PHABAO has travelled from Kingston, Jamaica, to New York, USA, and Paris, France, to unleash this marvelous reggae album featuring the raw talents of LONE RANGER, RAY I, DANNY DREAD & SIMON DIAMOND. Featuring Funky Frenchman, Gregsky, Myster K, Magali Neslot, Felix Niel

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TIMEC Electronic Bossa and Psychedelic Soul Samba

T.I.M.E.C. - Electronic Bossa & Psychedelic Soul Samba

"I see T.I.M.E.C. and their really incredible melting-pot of latinized electronics as the cheesy Ninja Tune of Brazil" (J. Smithson, Professor of Brazilian & Afro-Cuban musicology, Yale University). Everything begun with our national Captain Détendu travelling to Brazil in spring 2002. There he met with the biggest jam pop band from San Pedro, Los Lobes, true international stars who came and join the team of T.I.M.E.C., the collective from Paris. Together they create a new recipe, greedy and spicy, based on Brazilian, Afro-cuban rythms, roots sounds, but also sharp samples, harmful sequencers and utmost, a double-cheese extra... Back in Paris, Captain Détendu met with his T.I.M.E.C. bunch to introduce his musical brainwave and sharpen, in the La Pinède studio in Paris, the cream (*) of electro-latino (also called Brachi music) to bring you sun, bossa, and carnaval. Therefore, the artist of the T.I.M.E.C. collective, as real chamber capoeran, have discovered the ultimate formula: unrestrained music + out-of-step humour = maximum sunshine.

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Timec To Relax

T.I.M.E.C. - Time(c) To Relax

Pollution, stress, anguish, life is harder and harder on your nerves... In order to cure these nervous problems, the Détendu Laboratories have selected for you the cream of electro down-tempo (also called Lounge music) to bring you calm, serenity and fullness. That's how the artists of the T.I.M.E.C. collective, as real lab assistants, have created in their studio the ultimate formula: peaceful music + out-of-step humour = absolute happiness. Here are the first signs that have been observed on a sample of the population after the very first listen of this album: Better relations with the surrounding environment, a spreading happiness and an irresistible desire to relax (TIME(C) TO RELAX would even stop the fall of the hairs!!!) So don't hesitate to get a prescription for this album at your usual CDs store to finally live and enjoy without stress and in perfect harmony with your inner-self.

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TIMEC Noelectro

T.I.M.E.C. - Noëlectro

Gathered around the Christmas tree, the T.I.M.E.C. artists have worked on a very hot album! You'll find all your favourite characters: the donkey, the ox, the reindeers, the Turkey, and baby Jesus… let us sing together: "Joy to the world! The Compilation is come!" Or else, if you have some interests in a new and more refreshing, approach of the gospel's message expressed via electro-funk of the machines and samplers' era, or if you're simply interested in funk in all shapes, this album has especially been made for you. In order to fulfil this eternal need of spirituality that always strikes you at the end and at the beginning of the year, the Détendu Laboratories have selected for you the ice-cream of Christmas electro (without forgetting the traditional Christmas pudding with a cover of "Jingle Bells" revisited by Mister K. & The Fabulous…) to bring you happiness, Christmas spirit and snowballs. That's how the artists of the T.I.M.E.C. collective, as real Santas, have created in their studio the ultimate formula: revisited tradition + Christmas wishes with an out-of-step humor = satisfying holidays.

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TINO ROSSO Who Said Bizzaw

Tino Rosso - Who Said Bizzaw ?

TINO ROSSO, the world-famous cousin of GINO ROSSI is aiming for the weird. From the minimal clicks of "Bizzaw" to the crazy beats of "Padap" and the madness from "Doin' the Merry", TINO ROSSO is just like TINA: "Simply the best".

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THE JOSLYNS Meet The Joslyns

The Joslyns - Meet The Joslyns

Very rough, the Spontex scrub sponge has definitely nothing to do with The Joslyns. This Parisian quintet coming from every sides of the city has the soft tender feel of nicely combed Peter Rabbit. Their music aiming at the neurones, our musicians fulfil themselves in socially strong volutes. Very far from the idea of free melody! Each note, each effects, each silence is a n angry politically engaged cry tending to revamp the social slump in which our civilisation are sinking. Let it be heard, where the Joslyns plays, the citizens listen. Social activism through downtempo and breakbeat bangin' beats is possible!

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THE MIGHTY BLUNTS The Mighty Blunts

The Mighty Blunts - The Mighty Blunts

THE MIGHTY BLUNTS are, simply put, the kings of rare dub. As in "rare groove", but with dub. Reggae and dub. Don't forget the rum & weed material when you visit THE MIGHTY BLUNTS! 3 brand new tracks produced by Grant Phabao.

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Captain Detendu Ile de la Detentation

Captain Détendu - L'Ile De La Détentation

Who's more relaxed than CAPTAIN DETENDU? The king of lounge is aiming for chill, sex and lazy beats, and no-one can beat him at this game. Co-produced by Grant Phabao.

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john dvdr la vie est une plage

John DVDR - La Vie Est Une Plage

John DVDR has nothing in common with a Rewritable DVD. He's a "world-groove" live artist you cannot classify. Check the extract from his world tour culminating on the Shoka Apu beach in India in front of 68.000 lazy dancers! A 3-tracks EP produced by Grant Phabao.

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Myster K and The Fabulous The New Eclectic Guitar Saound

Myster K - The New Eclectic Guitar Saound

"Man, this is the f***ing new eclectic guitar saound from MYSTER K! You can trust me, SKINNY ELVIS, my job is to check the f***ing futuristic sounds of jazz guitar electronics, and that guy's got magic fingers sometimes!". Includes 3 exclusive Grant Phabao-produced tracks.

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