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As you might have heard by now, we managed to fulfill our last news promise, which was to release the 2nd funk/soul compilation "Heavyweight Gambit - Foot Stompers & Freaky Soul Vol.2" on Halloween. It's now out digitally on Bandcamp !
We've received a lot of messages inquiring about the project, especially asking when we're gonna start shipping the boxsets. We know the fun in these crowdfunding campaigns wears off if the people supporting the projects are being kept in the dark... hence this update.
First of all, you've guessed it, we're late.
That second funk/soul compilation, the 5th CD in the Funky boxset, "Heavyweight Gambit - Foot Stompers & Freaky Soul Vol.2", is hard to finalize. We thought it'd be long done by mid-september but we were fools to think we could reach the same level of excellence we've used you to, while running our massive 15 CDs crowdfunding campaign, all at the same time.
On the good news side, this new compilation sounds DOPE! Got a few unreleased California funk & soul tunes in there from Connie Price & The Keystones, The Echocentrics or Soul Scratch for example — can't wait to put that out!!
Now all the tracks are mastered, we're still sorting out a few administrative details for the digital release... now scheduled for Halloween.
Concerning the boxsets, Ben Hito is hard at work doing the 15 CDs backcovers and record artworks, while Grant Phabao is mid-way remastering all the albums and compilations. We now plan to get all the files for the end of october. Which leads us to a mid-november release in the best of cases. Late-november might be more realistic.
We should be sending the t-shirts before mid-november though.
Let's just hope there won't be any more hickups - cos' we have Etienne de la Sayette's "Maputo Queens" album awaiting its turn. This afrojazz gem is finished, mastered, Ben Hito has prepared the front cover and t-shirt artworks, we'll launch the new crowdfunding soon. The RacecaR album will follow next year, we still have a song or two to record. The Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra long-player is also coming soon, well soon in 2016...
We've also been recording some news songs this month with Oghene Kologbo, guitar player in Fela's Afrika 70, with some guests coming from Les Frères Smith or Newen Afrobeat Orchestra. And we've also been working on some new digital singles, and the "Vinyl Is Good For You Vol.2" boxset of 45s... Plus of course some new mixes in the podcast all along.
So many good things to come for those who wait ! Thanks gain for your patience & support.
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20% left to go! Spread the word about Paris DJs crowdfunding campaign to press a 15 CDs anthology
What do single men who ordered the Paris DJs boxsets do ? They SCORE!!
3 is the magic number.
Those nice lads have pre-ordered the complete set with the 3 Paris DJs boxsets and the 3 t-shirts - one for each of them!
So who do you think is gonna get the Reggae one? And who for the Afro one? Finally who's gonna grab the Funky one? Though choice, right? They should order 3 complete sets, not get all angry on each other, and be done with it IMHO.
CROWDFUNDWHAT? WHADAYAMEAN WITH THAT CROWDFUNDTHING?
I just want my Paris DJs boxsets and t-shirts. Like, right now! I don't want to wait for ages for the Paris DJs guys to go all crowdy-fundy-dingo on us for days & weeks. 20 days left. PFFFFFF HOW AM I GONNA WAIT SO LONG? Please support Paris DJs, spread the word
Girls like 'em boys FUNKY !!
We've said it before maybe... but 3 is the magic number. The man with the glasses on this pic will indeed need the 3 Paris DJs boxsets and the 3 t-shirts to give full satisfaction to the 3 ladies he's eyeing on - one for each of them, no less!! He should definitively pre-order...
Her men wear Paris DJs t-shirts or wear nothing at all !!
EVERYTHING THEY SAY IN THE PARIS DJS ADS IS TRUE !! OR MAYBE NOT... Believers and non-believers should all support Paris DJs anyway.
94% reached ! The end of Paris DJs' 3rd crowdfunding is nigh!!
Colorful music boxsets for everyone.
YEEHA! ME MADE IT!! WITH 14 DAYS LEFT TO GO!! smile emoticon smile emoticon
Thank you all! We couldn't have done it without you. Let's all put on dancing boots, a hipster beard, sunglasses, a shirt & tie combo with big dots & celebrate!
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