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Appears on Paris DJs Soundsystem - Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International Vol.3. Click the link below to purchase:

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Paris DJs and Elvis Martinez Smith team up for 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol.3' - taking up where the second volume left off with another a fully-licensed compilation of Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Latin or Brazilian Funk & Ethio-Jazz from the 21st century.

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Paris DJs and Elvis Martinez Smith team up for 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol.3' - taking up where the second volume left off with another a fully-licensed compilation of Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Latin or Brazilian Funk & Ethio-Jazz from the 21st century.

The music abounds with psychedelic influences and a heavy dose of soul, including a slew of brand new unreleased tracks from Brownout, The Funk Ark (both produced by Adrian Quesada) and Hard Proof from Austin, Texas; Foreign Key and Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble from Los Angeles, USA; the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra or Osemako from Paris and Nîmes, France; Papa Chango from Melbourne, Australia; and the International Ducks from Berlin, Germany!!

The series has already received fantastic critical praise, with The Afrobeat Blog calling Volume 1 “pure unadulterated afrobeat heaven”, WRUV's Music Reviews noticing the "Gorgeous vintage sound on many tracks", and The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on the BBC claiming that “the amount of high-quality Afro, Soul, Ska & Reggae that the Paris DJs are throwing out just now is breathtaking. 'Dis Is Good For You', their actual compilation, it's good for ya!".

All of the tracks were re-mastered by Grant Phabao at Paris DJs studios, giving the music on 'Rise Of The Troubadour Warriors' a sound quality sometimes previously unavailable. Quite simply, the music has never sounded this good. With an intemporal Ben Hito artwork as a source of inspiration to submit tracks, this is truly epic music and is perhaps even more relevant to the funkier influences within the contemporary Afro musical spectrum.

Tracklisting :
01. Brownout - Flaximus (Renegades Of Jazz Bboy Edit) 3:36 / USA*
02. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - Ymoja 5:28 / FRANCE*
03. Papa Chango - Enter The Dragonfly 4:35 / AUSTRALIA*
04. London Afrobeat Collective - Occupy 4:41 / UK
05. Foreign Key - Showdown Inna Addis 4:23 / USA*
06. André Sampaio & Os AfroMandinga - O Que Fazer? Feat. Cacique 97 6:16 / BRAZIL
07. Shareholder Tom feat. Fijori - Single Warrior (AIFF Remix) 4:04 / GERMANY/NETHERLANDS
08. Osemako - Petit à Petit 4:11 / NIGERIA/FRANCE*
09. Todd Simon's Ethio-Cali Ensemble - Fresh Kitfo 4:26 / USA*
10. The Funk Ark - Way of the Walrus 4:12 / USA*
11. Kingdom★Afrocks - イチカバチカーノ (Ichikabachikano) 6:50 / JAPAN
12. International Ducks - The International Ducks 3:38 / GERMANY*
13. Pyramid Blue - Río Níger 6:41 / SPAIN
14. The Fontanelles - Pinprick 3:30 / UK
15. Hard Proof - Trickle Down 5:42 / USA*
* unreleased brand new tracks

Credits :
Audiovisual concept by Djouls & Ben Hito
A&R : Djouls, Elvis Martinez Smith from ©© Les Frères Smith, with the help of Loik Dury
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao
Artwork by Ben Hito

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released July 4, 2014
Performed by Ethio Cali
Produced by Todd M. Simon and Dexter Story
Composed by Dexter Story
Published by Dexter Story Music Publishing (BMI)
Recorded at Kamal de Iruretagoyena's Flying Carpet Studios, Los Angeles, CA

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Wondem (meaning ‘brother’ in Amharic) is Dexter Story's Soundway Records album and his live ensemble inspired by Ethiopian, Somalian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Kenyan culture, and by his passionate tenure in the Los Angeles-based World jazz ensemble Ethio Cali. ... more

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