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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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The Drug Store Hard 2 Find Vol 3

The Drug Store - Hard 2 Find Vol.4

The Drug Store is the first venture for the Colored-Inc. label into Psychedelic Folk & Rock vibes. Blending Nigerian harmonies with American Folk and Jazz, Reggae chants with Stoner Rock and Hip Hop beats or Nyabinghi percussions, freaky electronics with Afrobeat or deep poetry, James Bond-like arrangements with 21st century Chicago Soul, and inviting some famous Zulu Nation King & MC to a deep garage-blues session, this is indeed a kind of a Multi-Colored Thing, a nearly hallucinatory record pushing the Colored-Inc. label's identity towards more edgy forms of African, Carribean and Afro-American music. Production duties by Erik Rug, Doctor L and Grant Phabao, with star guesting Amayo from the Fu-Arkist-Ra and Allonymous (USA), Kiala Nzavotunga and Tony Allen (from Nigeria), The Jays (from Jamaica), Le Damn Dog, Kactus Hunters, The Joslyns and The Farell Girls (from Paris)

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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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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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