Friday, May 25, 2012

Paris DJs deliver blockbuster Afro-funk mix

The Paris Djs have done a fantastic job of promoting the funky freshest in post-Fela Afrobeat innovation from around the globe with their ongoing series of 21st Century Afro Spectacular podcasts but the recently posted third edition could be their best ever.

As usual, Djouls' & Grant Phabao's monstrous 25-track mix moves from modern Afrobeat, Afro-funk and Afro-Latin joints to Ethio grooves and boasts a few exclusives like the unreleased track from Franck Biyong's new project with the Diamane Bantu Messengers, the first sampling from the much-anticipated new Antibalas album, and a taster from Ebo Taylor's new album along with crucial cuts from Akalé Wubé, The Liberators, Chico Mann, Shogun Orchestra, El Michels Affair, Beta Hector, Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars and a mind-roasting closer from Italy's Classica Orchestra Afrobeat featuring a very special guest collaborator.

Of course, there are also a few choice digging discoveries, this time presenting Dereb The Ambassador, The Macrotones, Bixiga 70, Topaz and Papa Chango. It all bodes well for the forthcoming Afrofunk/Tropical/Reggae/Funk/Soul compilation release by the Paris DJs Soundsystem due in September. In the meantime, you can check out Volume Three of The Paris DJs' 21st Century Afro Spectacular right here

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