"For two years now, Paris DJs has been manufacturing thanks to your support, thanks to crowdfunding, some vinyl LPs and 45s, CD boxsets, posters, t-shirts & sweatshirts, all collectable limited editions illustrated by poster artist Ben Hito, with the label traditional high-quality stamp. We've now become "serial crowdfunders" and since everyone's been asking "when is the next one?"... Well, this new campaign will last during the whole summer of 2016, as announced in the second issue of or bimonthly free magazine "Tour Operator".
It announces a new vinyl LP, of course, and new t-shirts too... but the essential is : don't forget that we exist solely through friends, word-of-mouth, social networking, and whole lot of elbow grease, so don not hesitate to share this campaign as much as you can. Tell everyone around you about it. We need you, and all your music-loving friends. Let them know.
Help Paris DJs press a CD and a vinyl LP of Grant Phabao & Racecar's album, illustrated by poster artist Ben Hito. Support our new crowdfunding campaign, find your name on the booklet (or insert for the LP), or get yourself a collector t-shirt printed. The album will be released in september 2016."
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"About RacecaR :
Chicago-born MC RacecaR started rhyming at the end of the 80s. After more than 20 years of touring and recording in the US, he moved to Paris in 2010 and started a whole new musical life. With both knockout performances and acclaimed featurings with bands & artists such as Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, Dafuniks, Sax Machine, Soul Square, Taiwan MC; with producers and beatmakers such as Asagaya, Blanka, DJ Suspect & Doc TMK, ICBM, Lawkyz, Mattic, Son Of A Pitch; RacecaR is one of the most in-demand hip hop MCs in France.
RacecaR' open-mindedness and friendly Native Tongues attitude got him to collaborate with more and more multi-instrumentalists/producers, among which Etienne de la Sayette, on the opening track from his "Maputo Queens" album released last may, and Grant Phabao, the French label's in-house producer and sound engineer, on a handful of digital singles — all released on Paris DJs."
"About Grant Phabao :
After pumpin' house hit singles for the Pro-Zak Trax label at the end of the 1990s, Grant Phabao grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, whether labeled "ska", "bluebeat", "rocksteady", "reggae", "dub" etc. After releasing albums with Jamaican legends Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger, The Jays or The Silvertones, and remixes for the whole planet, from George Clinton to Alice Russell, from David Byrne and Chuck D to Shawn Lee, from Jurassic 5 to Monophonics… he kept on evolving, and started producing Jazz, Funk, Soul, and African music, working with the likes of Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen, Oghene Kologbo, Antibalas, The Souljazz Orchestra, Brownout or Franck Biyong, among others.
With the Paris DJs label, he managed to cross the rigid boundaries of music categorization with an astonishing quantity of releases in many styles, while developing a high-order mastery in reggae, ska and afrofunk."