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The Word Jam

by Shawn Lee

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From monkey boy to tiger man…

Shawn Lee is an American producer and multi-instrumentalist from Wichita, Kansas who moved to L.A. in the late 80's to record with Jeff Buckley and the Dust Brothers. After relocating to London in the mid-90s he started releasing an amazing quantity of music, for an amount of nearly 50 albums (check the discography below!), on labels such as Talkin' Loud, We Love You, Ubiquity, BBE, Pedigree Cuts, or Eighteenth Street Lounge… His music has appeared in many films such as 'Ocean's Thirteen' as well as on television series, such as 'CSI Miami', 'Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives'. He is currently working on a new touring band project with AM creatively entitled AM & Shawn Lee. Their debut album 'Celestial Electric' was released around the world in 2012 and their new second album 'La Musique Numerique' will be released in 2013.

After interviewing and inviting AM & Shawn Lee for a mix in 2011, and meeting them in person last year, it was just a question of time before Paris DJs started collaborating with the hardest working tiger man in show business, who graced their top 10 yearly selection twice already, in 2004 and 2011.

Paris DJs contacted Shawn Lee last summer offering the man a spot on the Afrofunk/Tropical album project they were working on. He sent two breakbeat soundtrack funk tracks, 'The Word Jam' and 'Bushy Haired Man', which didn't really fit the proposed theme, but which they thought would make a great 2-tracker! Illustrator Ben Hito couldn't pass on designing a cool and flashy tiger artwork for this single, which will hopefully be the first in a long series of collaborations between London (where Shawn lives), Los Angeles (where AM is), Austin (where Adrian Quesada lives, collaborator of both Shawn Lee and Grant Phabao, Paris DJs main artist and sound engineer) and Paris (where Paris DJs is, obviously)…


released January 29, 2013

Written & composed by Shawn Lee
Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito
© Shawn Lee 2013 / licenced by T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs


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