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Paris DJs Best Of 2012 Singles

Paris DJs presents The 20 Best Singles of 2012

Includes Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - C.F.A. Music (co-produced, mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao), Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ogun feat. Franck Biyong, Nicolas Baudino, Zakari Frantz, Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Usain Bolt The Puma, and The Echocentrics feat. Grant Phabao - The Echocentrics Remixes.

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Franck Biyong and The Diamane Bantu Messengers CFA Music

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - C.F.A. Music

'C.F.A. Music' is the second single extracted from Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers' album, 'Ki I Ye Yi', featuring the beautiful voice of Swala Emati, singer for ©© Les Frères Smith, who balances with class the deep growls of Franck Biyong on a classic Afrolectric beat, fusing Afrobeat with Blaxploitation Funk.

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Dis Is Good For You Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International

"Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International" is the first compilation coming out on the newly-launched Paris DJs label, gathering old cats and newcomers from the worldwide Afro/Tropical scene. Dwelving into the minds and hard drives of their international network of artists and producers for a whole month, Paris DJs have carefully selected 13 tracks of current, modern, 21st century Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Ethio-Jazz, Reggae and Soul, and even mixed most of those from separate parts themselves, raising the production level to their high quality standards of warm, spatialized, heavy sound…

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Franck and The Diamane Bantu Messengers Ki I Ye Yi

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Ki I Ye Yi

Franck Biyong's 9th album "Ki I Ye Yi" ("The one who doesn't know knows" in Basaa language), co-produced by Grant Phabao, is a rare treat in the current Afro revival, blending the lost big band Central Africa tradition of the church choirs, national orchestras or military bands, with the urban 70s funk & afrobeat sound of the Paris Djs production powerhouse.

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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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Franck Biyong and The Diamane Bantu Messengers Fe Bain

Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers - Fe Bain - out on Paris DJs

Playlisted all summer long on Radio Nova, Fe Bain, the first single extracted from Franck Biyong's forthcoming 8th album Ki I Ye Yi ("The one who doesn't know knows" in Basaa language), is a rare treat in the current Afro revival, swirling Jazz chops on a unique and mesmerizing Central African groove, with deep vocals from Désiré Nkouandou Njopam. Fe Bain, also know as "Fai Mbu", is a frantic cover of a track produced by Manu Dibango for great Cameroon singer & trombonist Francis Ndom, for the 1982 Fleurs Musicales du Cameroon compilation.

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Grant Phabao and Djouls 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol 3

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.3

21st Century Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Afrolatin and Ethio grooves from all over the world, selected by Djouls, mixed and fully mastered by Grant Phabao. Includes Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers "Fe Bain" (co-produced by Grant Phabao) and Ebo Taylor "Assom" (additional production by Grant Phabao)

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Franck Biyong and Afrolectric Orkestra Meeting the Basic Needs of the People

Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People

Mixed by Grant Phabao and Franck Biyong. Mastered by Grant Phabao.

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Black Magic Hard 2 Find Vol 3

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5

An artistic revolution has been ongoing these recent years in Paris, with some unique producers breathing new life into the idea of jazz music, upping the standards of sound and production to those of the masters - Miles Davis, Lee Perry, Fela Kuti, Sun Ra, Traffic and the such... From the message-intense material, impressionistic soundscapes and folk musings of Doctor L to the dancefloor-filling cosmic afro and soulful roots reggae vibes of Grant Phabao, the Colored-Inc. collective has managed to create a solid universe, showcasing the many facets of the jazz spectrum in the shape of a free-minded label, undoubtly this year's most ambitious one. Black Magic is their fifth experience in cooperative expression, a voodoo-themed concept album of music suitable for the dancefloor or the living room, a fresh wave of Jazz, Soul, Afro & Reggae production, untangling the scribble of the wicked world with clarity and maturity, and bringing Paris back to its rightful place, the cultural center of the world. Production duties by Doctor L and Grant Phabao

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Franck Biyong and Massak Visions Of Kamerun

Franck Biyong & Massak - Visions Of Kamerun

Mixed by Grant Phabao.

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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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Franck Biyong and Massak UPC

Franck Biyong & Massak - U.P.C.

Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao.

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