Grant Phabao on BandcampGrant Phabao is the sound engineer of Paris DJsGrant Phabao on YouTubeGrant Phabao on SoundcloudGrant Phabao on Facebook

To content | To menu | To search

Entries feed    Comments feed

Tag - The Lone Ranger

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.

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


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…

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


Grant Phabao The Lone Ranger The iPhone Connection Remix Competition

Remix 'The Iphone Connection' and make your own tribute to Steve Jobs!

Paris DJs are proud to announce a worldwide exclusive remix competition using the vocals of Studio One legend, one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs, The Lone Ranger. He was twice voted number 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. Paris DJs are giving you the opportunity to remix the Lone Ranger/Grant Phabao tribute to Steve Jobs track 'The Iphone Connection', the first single from the brand new Paris DJs label, available on iTunes. The vocal acapella from the song is available to download below (the original version of the tune being available here). We want you to build your own unique track behind The Lone Ranger's amazing vocals and let his producer Grant Phabao decide who has created the best remix. Add you own beats, instrumentals, flip an old version/riddim or re-interpret the vocal below - whatever is clever, we want to hear how good you can make The Lone Ranger sound. (We're looking for original, innovative remixes here and not a re-edit so get your thinking caps on…)

Continue reading


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 !

Continue reading


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

Continue reading


Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger Sweet Talking

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Sweet Talking

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. Thanks to the incredible production skills of French dubmeister Grant Phabao, who crafted for him a splendid album in 2005 (Kulchaklash / to be pronounced "Culture Clash"), and a hit single in 2006 making waves all over the irie globe, with rub-a-dub partner Carlton Livingston and their cover of Dandy Livingston's Message To You Rudie, The Lone Ranger is now back with his 12th album, Sweet Talking, and another big step towards bringing back the golden age of rub-a-dub!

Continue reading


Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Bridge of Life is an album resulting from various sessions recorded between 2006 and 2009 in Paris. Grant Phabao plays all instruments (with the help of keyboard wizard Soul Sugar, formerly from Seven Dub). He produced, polished and mastered himself the 11 tracks, along with three other full length albums (!), for respectively The Lone Ranger, The Silvertones and The Jays, an astounding vocal trio with former members of Black Uhuru, The Royals or The Chantells... The single Teenager In Love is as sweet as veteran rub-a-dub singer Carlton Livingston'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 - so act fast or cry later!

Continue reading


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).

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


Paris Original Soundtrack

Grant Phabao, Carlton Livingston & The Lone Ranger - Runnin' For My Life on Paris (original soundtrack)

On this Cedric Klapish soundtrack by Loik Dury and his Kraked Unit, Grant Phabao did some drum programming on the opening track, "Munivers de Paris", and produced Carlton Livngston and The Lone Ranger's collaboration "Running For My Life".

Continue reading


Shapes Compilation 2007 Vol 2

Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao Remix) [Tru Thoughts Shapes Compilation 2007 Vol.2]

Other treats you will find on the album include an exclusive remix by Grant Phabao of Alice Russell's cover of the White Stripes classic track Seven Nation Army, instrumentals of Freddie Cruger's 'I Wanna Make You Move' and The Bamboos 'Get In The Scene', the Quantic track Mi Swing Es Tropical which was recently featured on a recent Worldwide iTunes advert and is in such high demand that label owner Robert Luis decided to add it to this Shapes album despite its inclusion on a previous instalment.

Continue reading


Grant Phabao Remixed and Remixes

Grant Phabao - Remixed And Remixes

You'll find here Grand Central Records' Jon Kennedy skanking like a Kingstonian, Bastard Jazz's Chronic Sonata in a rootsy deep dub dress, Pro-Zak Trax's Professor Oz in High-Fidelity dub, or Seattle's funkateers The Mackrosoft in a breakbeat jazz-funk stylee. They all got remixed by Grant Phabao and they loved it. Some of them also produced some groovy remixes in exchange, with Jon Kennedy fooling with Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger's "Ethiopia" and Tru Thoughts/Bastard Jazz's Mawglee electrifying their "Fever" cover.

Continue reading


Lone Ranger Dub Salvador

The Lone Ranger - Dub Salvador - A Grant Phabao Mix

Exclusive mix of oldies, rarities & classics, including Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger & Carlton Livingston "(A Message To You) Rudie".

Continue reading


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!

Continue reading


grant phabao lone ranger kulchaklash

Grant Phabao - Kulchaklash (starring Lone Ranger)

Finally! GRANT PHABAO has travelled from Kingston, Jamaica, to New York, USA, and Paris, France, to unleash this marvelous reggae album featuring the raw talents of LONE RANGER, RAY I, DANNY DREAD & SIMON DIAMOND. Featuring Funky Frenchman, Gregsky, Myster K, Magali Neslot, Felix Niel

Continue reading


Seven Dub Rock With Me

Seven Dub - Rock With Me

"It Doesn't Matter (African Daughter mix) feat. Lone Ranger & Angelique" was recorded by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs' studios.

Continue reading