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Grant Phabao and The Jays Stepping Up In Time EP

Grant Phabao & The Jays - Stepping Up In Time EP

Being in the business for almost 40 years, The Jays are now back, as fresh as ever, ready to hit the charts with their new single, Stepping Up In Time, available in two versions, a roots one drop reggae tearing up the dancehalls, or a funk/rock rework for the less dready - both produced & engineered by Grant Phabao. The full-length album Stepping Up In Time is now ready to be released, arriving in March 2013 through the Paris DJs label, and to be followed by a remix collection scheduled right on time for the summer. Listen/buy on Paris DJs' bandcamp page.

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Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger The Mobsta

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - The Mobsta

For this new single, The Lone Ranger came to us saying 'I want to do something different, something more closer to a hip hop vibe, with more acting in my singing… and lots of sound effects'. After the massive gun battle with armed gangs fighting police and soldiers that took place in Kingston in may 2010, he tried to explain that he wanted to raise some awareness on today's Jamaica, where between 70-80% of fatal shootings have been linked to criminal gangs, whose firepower equals that of the police.

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Grant Phabao Carlton Livingston Jackie Statement

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Jackie Statement

After an astonishing Jazz rework of his reggae tune 'Could Be Bitter', Carlton Livingson gets the heavy funk/blues rocking treatment from The Silverstrokes, a new band led by producer Grant Phabao with French keyboards maestro Guillaume Méténier (Soul Sugar), and featuring essential French DJ/producer Erik Rug on additional guitars. 'Jackie Statement' is the fourth single extracted from Carlton Livingson's 'Bridge of Life' album.

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Grant Phabao Echo Minott Too Much Blood A Run

Grant Phabao & Echo Minott - Too Much Blood A Run

Celebrated over twenty years as a successful reggae artist, Echo Minott is now back with amazing new recordings for the Paris DJs label with producer Grant Phabao, starting with this smashing one drop monster tune, 'Too Much Blood A Run', putting the 'ragga' and the 'muffin' back into 'Raggamuffin' like none other!!

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Grant Phabao The Lone Ranger Music Weh Dem Wan Blend Mishkin Remix

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Music Weh Dem Wan (Blend Mishkin Remix)

Get The Lone Ranger in Paris DJs studios with Grant Phabao to cook an original Raggamuffin killer tune. Bring into the fold Athens born and raised DJ/producer Blend Mishkin for some Braaaap Braaaap wicked dancehall rework. Have the whole thing mastered by Paris DJs' sound engineer and illustrated by visual artist Ben Hito. Play it loud while jumpin' around to the rhymes & rhythms.

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Grant Phabao presents Pompidoo Come Ya Fi Talk

Grant Phabao & Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk

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!!

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Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston Could Be Bitter Jazz Rework

Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Could Be Bitter (Jazz Rework)

After so many reggae remixes of hip hop, soul, funk, pop, rock, etc., we thought 'what if we tried he other way round? Let's take some of our reggae songs, put out the riddim, and build something else than reggae on the a cappella!' This is one of the resulting tracks. Carlton Livingston in a Jazz tuxedo.

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Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra Ogun

Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ogun feat. Franck Biyong, Nicolas Baudino & Zakari Frantz

With heavy heavy Afrofunk breaks and horns slabs, the dancefloor stormer Ogun by the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra has already been ravaging the clubbers heads & feets every time it's been tested on the floor. Its funkin' Afro hotness is unmissable and announces amazing new releases from Franck Biyong and Grant Phabao. the duo have been working together for a year now on Franck's upcoming album with his new band the Diamane Bantu Messengers, on the upcoming Paris DJs Soundsystem Afro/Tropical compilation to be released next month, and on the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra album scheduled for early 2013…

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Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger The Iphone Connection Jahno Remix

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - The Iphone Connection (Jahno Remix)

A few days after the release of the iPhone 5, we're back into the Iphone Zone with the winner of our Remix Competition, Jahno, a reggae and dub producer from Clermont-Ferrand in France. The man already got props from Jarring Effects for his remix of Dennis Brown's Tribulations and will soon appear on the b-side of the upcoming Iphone Connection 7 inch from Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger.

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Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger Usain Bolt The Puma

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Usain Bolt The Puma

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.

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Grant Phabao The Lone Ranger The Iphone Connection

Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger - The Iphone Connection

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 !

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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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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 Tub Remixes

Grant Phabao - Tub Remixes

The enormous & mythical Grant Phabao hit - TUB - gets a re-rub from none other than ANTOINE CLAMARAN! Flipped with a percussive remix from J GRAU, Prozak Traxs number one Spanish producer!

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Grant Phabao Jus Play My Mind

Grant Phabao - Jus Play My Mind

"Jus' Play My Mind" mixes funky brass, jazzy Fender Rhodes, rasta voice and electronic rhythms for a pure classy result!. B-side is a musical trip where jazzy Electro-Dub is mixed with a revolutionary speech that we all know!

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Grant Phabao Cannonbutt

Grant Phabao - Cannonbutt

Enfin le 2ème single de Grant Phabao! Killer acid filtered disco dubby pumpin' house: "the bongo beat" indeed. The sun... the moon... très barré à sa sortie, en écoutant le "It began in Afrika" des Chem' Bros. aujourd'hui on se rend compte qu'en pleine déferlante french touch, GP évoluait lui déjà aux frontières de tous les styles de dance-music bien formatés qu'il a rapidement assimilées. Une production terrible parsemée de breaks absurdes tout du long, histoire de mettre le feu aux dancefloors avec le sourire.

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Grant Phabao Tub

Grant Phabao - Tub

Grant Phabao's CLASSIC first single 'Tub'. A huge filtered house hit single, still played by the most famous DJs 14 years after it's release!

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