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Q-Tip Getting Up Grant Phabao Remix

Q-Tip - Getting Up (Grant Phabao Remix)

Readers following this blog don't need a presentation for Q-Tip. We introduced the man a few weeks ago with the Grant Phabao remix of his "Work It Out" single and are more than proud to offer here this brand new remix, taking the former A Tribe Called Quest rapper into deep and skanking reggae territories.Already suported by Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts) and Erik Rug (Les Disques du Telegraphe), this remix is one you shouldn't pass on!

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Cee-Lo vs Grant Phabao

Cee-Lo vs Grant Phabao - The One (Booty Smash Soundsystem Remix)

An EXCLUSIVE bootie of Cee-Lo's "The One" (of Gnarls Barkley fame - check our Cee-Lo mix) acapella over a Grant Phabao reggae instrumental. This has been sent to us through the p2p from the Booty Smash Soundsystem, who wish to keep their identity under wraps... They made the track available on a limited edition 7 inch pressed at 100 copies, instantly selling out, on Woo Roots Records.

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Roots Manuva vs Serge Gainsbourg

Roots Manuva vs Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem For A Witness

We played this bootleg so many times at parties (to the dancers' delight), that we decided to fully remaster the thing and share it with everyone. We took the instrumental version of 'Requiem Pour Un Con' from Serge Gainsbourg, and tweaked it with the a capella from Roots Manuva's 'Witness'. The resulting track is driven by its fat and funky groove, erupting with a peculiar, sophisticated sense of rythm and harmonics. For those who haven't heard this bootleg yet, just expect the unexpected!

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Beenie Man Dude Grant Phabao Remix

Beenie Man & Ms. Thing - Dude (Grant Phabao Remix)

Grant Phabao reworks "Dude", Beenie Man & Ms. Thing's dancehall hit from 2003, into uptempo reggae with deep skanks. Erik Rug's been playing this one for more than a year at the WaxGroove party - "Typically the kind of music I play over and over in the beginning of my sets" says Erik visiting us today. Don't miss the show tomorrow where you'll be able to hear some new exclusive remixes for the first time ever. Burned CD just got out of the oven and into Erik's hands...

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Mr Vegas Under Me Sensi Grant Phabao Remix

Mr Vegas feat. Alozade & Hollow Point - Under Me Sensi (Grant Phabao Remix)

The Grant Phabao recipe : Take a smokin' dancehall hit, a true ganja song. Remove the instrumental crust, usually a digital riddim without much musicanship in it. Take the vocal part and dress it carefully with a brand new 70's reggae skanking riddim, with Jamaican heavy drumming and delicate percussions, guitar licks and melodious organ chords. Don't hesitate to spread a good slice of breaks into the beats. Leave it to rest for a few months. The final cooking part consist in a few days of getting that huge booming sound that goes with reggae. Spice with bits of echo and delay. And finally, don't forget to serve the resulting classic herb tune with an already fired-up big bammy!

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Jon Kennedy We Milk Life But Skank Smooth Grant Phabao Remix

Jon Kennedy - We Milk Life But Skank Smooth (Grant Phabao Remix)

Jon Kennedy learned to play the drums at the age of 12 or 13 and started to record his own crazy tracks on a 4 track straight away.. Before that he was listening to War Of The Worlds OST and my brothers rock music, strumming along to them on his guitar, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Kiss etc. After 3 really cool trip-hop-like albums on Tru Thoughts and Grand Central Records, he'll release a new album, "14", this summer on Organik Recordings. Expect Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk... all of a heavy nature from the drum perspective. This skanking (and exclusive) Grant Phabao remix takes a song from his previous "Useless Wooden Toys" album into Jamaican territories. The Bristol beatmaster dressed with dreads... Enjoy!

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Q-Tip Work It Out Grant Phabao Remix

Q-Tip - Work It Out (Grant Phabao Remix)

For those left who don't know who the guy is, Q-Tip is a former member of the famous hip hop band A Tribe Called Quest. He's just released a new solo album, which is quite good even for some major company shit. He'll be playing in Paris on March, 9th at l'Elysee Montmartre, but the show is already sold out. If you haven't got your ticket already then you haven't been ripped of 44€ (yes you've read it: 44 fucking Euros). We're kind enough to appease any hyped feelings of yours with a free and exclusive remix of the single Q-Tip had released just before his "Renaissance" album. It's called "Work It Out" and was only available as a promo 12 inch released in 2007. Now here's the Grant Phabao reggae remix - another instant neo-retro classic, as if recorded decades ago at Studio One in Jamaica...

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Diesler vs Laura Vane vs Grant Phabao

Diesler vs Laura Vane vs Grant Phabao - Welcome To Hellmouth

Diesler (Tru Thoughts/Freestyle/Social Beats) will release on Feb 23 a compilation of remixes, "Tracks On The Rocks". Here's and extra EXCLUSIVE remix not included in the CD, a meeting of the minds with french reggae master Grant Phabao and soulsensational singer Laura Vane. Erik Rug has been hammering the track in his WaxGroove parties in Paris for months already, with great response from the crowds... PS : Be back on March 22nd for a Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Laura Vane mix...

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AC DC Let There Be Rock Grant Phabao Remix

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock (Grant Phabao remix)

"Let There Be Rock" is an AC/DC classic from 1977. Here's the remodeled Grant Phabao version from 2009: Light... Sound.. Drums... Guitar... Rock... REGGAE!

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Erykah Badu Honey Grant Phabao Remix

Erykah Badu - Honey (Grant Phabao remix)

The recent soul/hip hop classic "Honey" by Erykah Badu gets the Grant Phabao reggae rework treatment to make it an instant reggae soul classic, sounding as if it was an original recorded 30 years ago in Kingston and the 9th Wonder production was the remix...

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Ty Grant Phabao Remix

Ty - Don't Watch That (Grant Phabao Remix)


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The Procussions Grant Phabao Remix

The Procussions - Simple Song (Grant Phabao Remix)

The Procussions are top-of-the-notch L.A. hip hop, funky, old school, with plenty of sunshine, so we thought at Paris DJs headquarters that it could be a good idea to try and do a collaboration with them, that could also help promote their french tour. The band got into the idea right away and soon -thanks to the Internet- the french dubmeister Grant Phabao received some vocal parts to play with... A few days later a new reggae instrumental was born, wonderfully gracing The Procussions' track with skanking riffs, heavy bass, clavinets chops, echo, reverb and lots of percussion - Phabao style. This is hip hop/reggae mashing-up at his best, we're just plain proud to offer you this as a free download.

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The Mackrosoft The Immortality Project Grant Phabao Remix

The Mackrosoft - The Immortality Project (Grant Phabao Remix)

This track is not for music categories, but for recipe books : take elements from a US West coast jazz/funk lounge number [For example, "The Immortality Project" by Seattle's funkateers The Mackrosoft]. Select the 70's groovy melody of the Fender Rhodes and wah-wah guitar, of course. Cherish the sax licks from multiple-man Skerik. Don't forget the organ stylings from former Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark. Then get the whole thing drenched into deep dub territory by expert in sound manipulation Grant Phabao. Don't get lost into deep Studio One or Rhythm & Sound dub but instead keep a nice electro jazz funky vibe flowing. You can now call it a "remix"... and start spreading the news!

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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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George Clinton U Aint Runnin Shit Grant Phabao Skank

George Clinton - U Ain't Runnin Shit (Grant Phabao Skank)

Our first single is an unreleased remix of George Clinton's "U Ain't Runnin Shit" from his latest album "How Late Do U Have 2b B4 Ur Absent", carefully skanked by Grant Phabao into a sunshine piece of psycadelicreggaesoulthang. The track has been fully approved by the Dr. Funkenstein himself who visited us while in Paris for a supa-show at Le Zenith, along with Steel Pulse & The Gladiators!

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