PARIS DJs presents: (Mix 400) Main Squeeze Funk & 70s Crossover Covers (2012) MB exclusive free download

MB’s Parisian homies parisdjs.com are forging ahead with transforming into a record company and finally lay to rest their long-running series of podcast/freely downloadable mixes in an epic finale. That’ll be an eleven-part (near) simultaneous release of mixes then – one hosted by parisdjs and the others hosted by ten other blogs. I say ‘near’ simultaneous because, of course, getting a group of bloggers to do anything is like herding cats. Nevertheless, monkeyboxing.com is one of the ten ‘other’ blog hosts for mixes besides parisdjs.com and we are exclusively charged with sharing the mighty Main Squeeze Funk & 70s Crossover Covers with the world. Monkey got a brand new bag!

And Main Squeeze Funk & 70s Crossover Covers is just that – twelve covers of classics in a seventies funk stylee by a range of contemporary funk crews including Floyd Lawson – though he’s arguably less ‘contemporary’ and more ‘still going’ despite a mammoth thirty-five year break between gigs. Expect to find the likes of Lefties Soul Connection, King Curtis, Osaka Monaurail and monkey favourites Deep Street Soul among the contributors with several JB cuts, The Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up and blues rock standard Have Love Will Travel getting the 70s funk treatment. All mixing was done by parisdjs dudes Djouls and Grant Phabao while the stunning Mucha-esque artwork comes via the talented hands of Ben Hito. Full tracklist and details below DL link – links to the list of the other ten mixes and respective blog hosts HERE.

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PARIS DJs presents: (Mix 400) Main Squeeze Funk & 70s Crossover Covers (2012) – Tracklist
01. Visioneers – Apache (Battle Dub) (The Shadows cover, from ‘Hipology’ album, 2012 / BBE)
02. Osaka Monaurail – Mother Popcorn (James Brown cover, from ‘State Of The World’ album, 2011 / Unique)
03. King Curtis – You’re The One (Sly Stone cover, from ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ album, 1972 / ATCO)
04. Deep Street Soul – This Love Ain’t Big Enough (Charles Bradley & the Bullets cover, from ‘Hold On Me’ 7 inch, 2012 / Freestyle)
05. Gino Dentie And The Family – Movin’ (Brass Construction cover, from ‘Direct Disco’ album, 1976 / Crystal Clear)
06. Floyd Lawson & The Heart Of Stone – That’s The Way I Like It (KC & The Sunshine Band cover, from ‘Coming Out’ album, 1976 / Flo Records)
07. The Exciting Sounds Of Chico Arnez – Do The Funky Chicken (Rufus Thomas cover, from ‘Non Stop Dance Party’ compilation, 1974 / Music For Pleasure)
08. Lefties Soul Connection – Have Love Will Travel (Richard Berry cover, from ‘ One Punch Pete’ album, 2011 / Topnotch)
09. The Poly-Tones – Burning Spear (Richard Evans/The Soulful Strings cover, from ‘Black Feeling 2’ compilation, 2011 / Freestyle)
10. Latin Combo – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown cover, from ‘I’m A Man’ EP, 1967 / Columbia)
11. Sven Hammond Soul – Smack My Bitch Up (The Prodigy cover, from ‘The Apple Field’ album, 2011 / VG-Music)
12. Earl Hooker – I Feel Good (James Brown cover, from ‘Sweet Black Angel’ album, 1969 / Blue Thumb)

Credits :
Selected, mixed & mastered by Grant Phabao & Djouls from the Paris DJs Soundsystem (http://parisdjs.com)
Illustrated by Ben Hito (http://benhito.com)


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