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    Illustration by Ben Hito

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Paris-based Franco-Cameroonian singer & actress Sandra Nkaké, along with her companion, composer, singer & flute player Jî Drû, have been regularly gracing the pages of Paris DJs with their solo records releases, featurings on other artists' records, free singles and, last but not least, exclusive mixes: 'Inspirations' and 'Journey'. They're also one of the most loveable couple in the Parisian music scene, as friendly as they are talented. Sandra combines an amazing stage presence with a powerful voice, both sensual and theatrical, vibrantly soulful. Jî is an unstoppable force in music composition, always bringing his buoyant, unquenchable mood to the multiple projects he's part of…

Over nearly two decades of relentless music production, Grant Phabao grew to be a prime purveyor of Jamaican Soul, wether labeled "ska", "rocksteady", "reggae", etc. With the Paris DJs label, he managed to cross the rigid boundaries of music categorization with an astonishing quantity of high-quality productions and remixes in many styles, achieving a high-order mastery in reggae, ska, soul, and afrofunk. While working with his label teammates on a series of 'Tropical grooves & Afrofunk International' compilations those last years, he friended and collaborated with many musicians from the worldwide afro/funk scene: musicians from Fela's Egypt 80, Ebo Taylor's Afrobeat Academy, Antibalas, The Souljazz Orchestra, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Jungle Fire, The Breakestra, Les Frères Smith, Franck Biyong, and many others. Soaking up influences from those musicians into his reggae/funk thang, Grant Phabao managed to find his own 'International Afrofunk' sound and has been bringing fire to 21st century global dancefloors with some killer, massive Afro tunes those last two years.

Talking & Singing unites together the forces of those 3 unique players, the resulting piece is an amazing piece of Afro-Funk, blending the Norman Whitefield psychedelic Soul style of The Temptations with African percussion, heavy syncopation, and an irresistible Funk groove.

Available exclusively in the Paris DJs Wearplay t-shirt/single format, this tune was printed in VERY small quantities: only 50 tshirts and 10 sweatshirts, designed by famous French illustrator Ben Hito. You get the idea: do not wait, those are highly collectable releases!

credits

released December 16, 2014

Lyrics written by Sandra Nkaké & Jî Drû
Music composed by Grant Phabao
Published by T.I.M.E.C.
Vocals by Sandra Nkaké & Jî Drû
Flute by Jî Drû
Hammond Organ by Guillaume Méténier aka Soul Sugar
All other instruments, recording, mix and mastering by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs studio

Concept & artistic direction by Djouls
© 2014 T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs
www.parisdjs.com

Video by Seka www.seka.fr

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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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