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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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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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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 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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Paris DJs Soundsystem Blues Aint Nothin But A Low-Down Shakin Chill

Paris DJs Soundsystem present Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill

Grant Phabao filters the southern-fried, psychedelic funk of Adrian Quesada's The Echocentrics through Jamaican gospel. (...) Studio One veteran Carlton Livingston starts putting on his soulful reggae songs some soul jazz dressings thanks to Parisian sound master Grant Phabao...

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N.A.S.A. Hip Hop Grant Phabao Remix

N.A.S.A. - Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre (Grant Phabao Remix)

Gimme gimme gimme some o'that... Reggay reggay! The vibe he received from the fine people of N.A.S.A. (Squeak E. Clean + DJ Zegon), after sending them a skanking reggae remix of their Money track, pushed Grant Phabao to rework another track from their Spirit of Apollo album. Hip Hop feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, Slim Kid Tre is one of the coolest tributes to real hip-hop from the last years. The trick was to add a full Jamaican dubby smile to the whole, upload the mp3... and let you enjoy this exclusive remix - straight from the vaults of Paris DJs!

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Martha and The Muffins Echo Beach 30th Anniversary Remixes

Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach (Grant Phabao Remix)

The legendary wave tune Echo Beach by the Canadian combo Martha & The Muffins is back on earth. Germany's finest (as far as progressive sounds and flows are concerned) dub label, named Echo Beach and inspired by the lyrics and spirit of that track, has set out to pay tribute to this song which is more than a classic. Now, 30 years later after Echo Beach was written - the Echo Beach label proudly presents the 30th Anniversary Remixes.

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Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada El Diablo Y El Nau Nau Grant Phabao Remix

Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - El Diablo Y El Ñau Ñau (Grant Phabao Remix)

Summer 2009 we got the visit of Martin Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds), 3 days of friendship and music that materialized in three Grant Phabao remixes of Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada!! One has been released on The Black Cat's Hard 2 Find Vol.1 (Colored-Inc.). A second remix was released on the deluxe digital edition of Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada's Coconut Rock... and the third one, El Diablo Y El Ñau Ñau Grant Phabao Remix, derived from Cuban children's rhymes about the boogyman, with Chico Mann on vocals, tripped-out dubby-style into some deep grooved reggae jam laid down by Grant Phabao, is available as a free download on Paris DJs!!

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Antipop Consortium Lay Me Down Grant Phabao Remix

Antipop Consortium - Lay Me Down (Grant Phabao Remix)

Recorded in July 2009, this remix is both official and unreleased. Produced par the international master of roots reggae Grant Phabao with Earl Blaize during a visit from the latter to Grant's studio in Paris. The track reinstates a chorus which didn't make the final cut on the album Fluorescent Black. The resulting remix is... quite pop and a surefire radio hit! A heresy for a band called Anti-Pop Consortium!! Consequently, only a small part of this remix is available, blended in a Ninja Tune mix on the cult website Paris DJs (20 Years of Remixes and Re-interpretations - Selected by Djouls).

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Tosca Pony No Hassle Versions

Tosca - Birthday (Grant Phabao Remix)

If you’re looking for the meaning of it all, better not try to decode this record: "Somewhat absurd... like, Pony", says Richard Dorfmeister about the conceptual side of Pony - No Hassle Versions. No meaning might have a meaning here. (...) Pony brings the more club-oriented face of Tosca to the forefront. To put it simply, Tosca, the project of the two Austrians, Richard Dofmeister and Rupert Huber, combines bass-heavy downbeat music with abstract soundscapes of found sounds and material from numerous studio sessions. When these recordings are handed over to remixers, everything changes; texture, dynamics, structures. (...) Grant Phabao is a Parisian dj- and producer-legend, ever since first droppping his frenchified Rubba-Dub styles on the Pro-Zak Trax Label at the end of the 90's. When he's not doing Reggae takes on Tosca, he's busy mixing some riddims with the latest Q-Tip or the likes. His version of Birthday sounds like something hot off the press from Compass Point Studios in Nassau.

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Kinny Forgetting To Remember Grant Phabao Remix

Kinny - Forgetting To Remember (Grant Phabao Remix)

Kinny – aka Caitlin Simpson – was born and raised in Canada and has a mixture of Jamaican, Native Canadian Indian, French and Swedish heritage. She sings jazz, reggae and soul for Brighton's Tru Thoughts label, on which she released two albums. Here's Kinny and Grant Phabao virtual meeting, featuring the songstress' unique soulful vocals (taken from the a capella version of Forgetting To Remember), drenched into Jamaican roots grooves courtesy of the one and only french dubmeister. Play it... and then play it again - this is music that doesn't age!

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Lyrics Born I Like It I Love It Grant Phabao Remix

Lyrics Born - I Like It, I Love It (Grant Phabao Remix)

When Berkeley hip hop meets Jamaican reggae... The french dubmeister Grant Phabao offers here a bouncy reggae rework of I Like It, I Love It, taken from last year's hit album Everywhere At Once (released on Quannum/ANTI). It's kind of a cousin of the N.A.S.A. remix he did earlier this year (featuring David Byrne and Chuck D.!) - all party-style with its rolling drum breaks and hookish chorus-like lyrics all along! A certified floor filler already tested and approved by fellow DJ Erik Rug at is famous WaxGroove nights.

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Jurassic 5 Gotta Understand Grant Phabao Remix

Jurassic 5 - Gotta Understand (Grant Phabao Remix)

When L.A. hip hop meets Jamaican reggae... Heavyweight goodies keep on flowing on Paris DJs all summer long!! Boosting each other, both Doctor L and Grant Phabao are currently delivering an exclusive track every week - let's hope they'll maintain this creative and productive rhyhtm for a long time... The french dubmeister practices his chops here with a Jurassic 5 a capella taken from their latest album Feedback (from 2006 on Interscope), dressed with bubbling dub sounds, chugging reggae beats and soulful horn riffs. A perfect mixture of deep and funky, for heavy lounging!

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Michael Jackson Rockin Robin Grant Phabao Remix

Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin (Grant Phabao Remix)

Rockin' Robin is a 1958 song by Bobby Day. The single was Day's only hit single, becoming a No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit. The song was covered by The Hollies on their first album in 1964 and would be revived as a single again in 1972 by the teenaged Michael Jackson as his second single release on Motown. Jackson took his version to number two on the U.S. pop singles chart that year. The french dubmeister Grant Phabao pays here his due tribute to the king of pop, with a reggae remix of this pop/R&B cover of a fifties song - rockin' the dancehall and burnin' one for the man!

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Erykah Badu Soldier Grant Phabao Remix

Erykah Badu - Soldier (Grant Phabao remix)

Q-Tip got the exclusive Grant Phabao treatment twice and we didn't want Erykah Badu (one of the most wonderful American voices of our time) to be jealous, so here's a second reggae take on a track from the New AmErykah Part.1 album. As usual, our friend and neighbour Erik Rug tells us he successfully tested the track on the floor and 100% supports the roots Jamaican vibe coupled with the heavy boombastic production skills from the french dubmeister.

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Big Daddy Kane Grant Phabao Remix

Big Daddy Kane - Give A Demonstration Part.2 (Grant Phabao Remix)

Iin 2004, Connie Price & the Keystones joined forces with Big Daddy Kane in 2007 for an exclusive 12-inch in the Scion A/V series, revisiting the classic Big Daddy Kane track Give A Demonstration with new vocals from the smooth operator himself, over some heavy badass funk. Here's an exclusive new rework of this rare track, taylored-dressed into party-skanking reggae by our french dubmeister Grant Phabao. A smashing hit, again!? What do YOU think?

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Baby Charles Grant Phabao Remix

Baby Charles - Hardman To Please (Grant Phabao Remix)

"Simultaneously tight but loose, heavy but soulful and dirty..." Baby Charles' funky music is indeed beautiful and thanks to Nick @ Record Kicks we're proud to present this soulful ska dressing of Hardman to Please by the french dubmeister, Grant Phabao! Baby Charles are currently in the studio recording the new album which is expected for March 2010. They plan to blast everyone out of this cosmos with a whole bunch of new killer songs. We hope there will be another song to reggae-remix in there so that a nice Baby Charles reggae 45 might be pressed in the future...

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N.A.S.A. Grant Phabao Remix

N.A.S.A. - Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip (Grant Phabao Remix)

The mighty Grant Phabao, who's all about bringing back the original King Tubby sound with a modern twist, injects some perfect-for-a-Friday irie type of vibes into N.A.S.A.'s Money feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip. In doing so, the dub master successfully turns this big big choon into a laid back, smooth grooving 100% Reggae Jam. Enjoy! (knewjack on Squeak E Clean's blog)

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The Herbaliser Cant Help This Feeling Grant Phabao Remix

The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Grant Phabao Remix)

Thanks to our resident DJ Soulist who booked The Herbaliser recently at La Maroquinerie in Paris, I had the chance to meet Ollie Teeba in the backstage and tell him about an upcoming reggae remix of Can't Help This Feeling that we were preparing for the Paris DJs virtual releases collection. He was really enthousiastic about it, saying the track could really work well in reggae mode and giving us his benediction... So here's the finished thing, with rumbling horns and skanking hooks, taylor-fit for all shaking dancefloors - another Grant Phabao instant hit!.. but I guess you're used to that kind of standard now. (Djouls)

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