Spirituality and the Supernatural - Kaleidoscopic Jazz & Mind​-​Bending Poetry

by Paris DJs Soundsystem

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'Spirituality and the Supernatural - Kaleidoscopic Jazz & Mind-Bending Poetry is the 6th compilation coming out on the Paris DJs label, and the second one in a Hip Hop series co-curated with Paris-based international Hip Hop activist Miska. While the previous volume was on psychedelic tip, this new selection is all about Hip Hop incorporating jazz influences.

By email, phone, through websites or social networks, artists all over the world were asked to submit cool jazz, soul-jazz and hard bop with hip hop rhythm; 21st century afrocentric rebirth of the cool; jazzy hip hop, slam & poetry; jiving beatmakers in a ragtime mood; music bringing back the spirit of old time boogie, bop & swing to hip hop; and raw dancefloor fillers connecting the various strands of hip hop culture...

Artists from four different countries were picked: the U.S. of course, with Tob One, Raashan Ahmad, ADH, Scott D, Substantial or Glows In The Dark; then UK, with Bassbully, Afro Cluster and Jister; France with Slone and Antoine Berjeaut; and finally Brazil with Mental Abstrato. Mr Complex, Ty, Ohmega Watts, Kofi Genfi, Steph, The Sapphic Songstress, John Robinson or Mike Ladd complete the already impressive line-up as guest vocalists.

Inspiration & creative vibes were was to be found in the superb Ben Hito / Bernard Bittler collaborative retro/psych/fractal artwork, and the final program harmoniously gathers heavyweight hip hop headnodders and more joyful party tunes, with various jazz connections spread out all along.

As with the previous compilation 'Take The Chains Off your Brains', play this on repeat to access a higher state of consciousness and let's meet up there.

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released April 29, 2014

Audiovisual concept by Djouls & Ben Hito
A&R : Djouls & Miska, with the help of Loik Dury
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito & Bernard Bittler

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Paris-based production team (Djouls, Grant Phabao, Loik Dury & Ben Hito) featuring worldwide guest vocalists, musicians, deejays, graphic/web designers and writers. Reggae, Afro, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop and more audio goodness.

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