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Grant Phabao: Dub Salvador

Grant Phabao is a sound engineer and a DJ from Paris, France who puts out some heavy riddims inna di dub and roots tradition. He’s also the co-founder of T.I.M.E.C. records and part of the collective that revolves around the label. His cuts are mostly distributed in highly-limited 7″ pressings or featured as exclusive remixes. Luckily, he’s the generous type and offers a wealth of boss tunes in his DJ mixes and his virtual releases that are all showcased via the exceptional Paris DJs site, for whom he does all mastering of audio content from original sources to their final digital status.

One of Grant Phabao’s recent works is a record that has been spinning non-stop for weeks pon di Top Rankin’ Hi-Fi. It’s the mind-blowing reworking of Erykah Badu’s “Honey” which removes the soul element and drops a mid-70s roots-reggae riddim to those sweet vocals. Doesn’t disappoint in the least bit. Within the last few weeks, he has dropped the virtual releases AC/DC “Let There be Rock (GP remix)” and Diesler vs. Laura Vane vs. GP “Welcome to Hellmouth”.

Coming in the next month is Q-Tip “Work it Out (GP remix)” on February 27th, Jon Kennedy “We Milk Life but Skank Smooth (GP remix)” on March 6th, and Mr. Vegas “Under Me Sensi (GP remix)” on March 20th. Coming within this year are some full-length records; GP presents The Jays Reggae Wanted, GP presents Carlton Livingston Bridge of Life, and GP presents The Lone Ranger Untitled. Certainly all these platters will be pure fyah.

In conjunction with Loik Dury (labelhead of Radio Nova), Floury (graphic designer for Kraked), and Djouls (DJ, designer and webmaster); they have bombarded Paris DJs with a massive collection of podcast mixes that rarely, if ever, fall short of exceptional and essential. Find the links to the music content below, get downloading and start listening immediately.

Grant Phabao Podcast Mixes:

African Mashed Potato Popcorn series
21st Century Afro series
GP and Djouls Are Molesting Laura series
Specials: Funk with Kids, Blaxploitation, Balkanese

 Grant Phabao Virtual Releases & 45s: Pt.1, Pt.2

Erykah Badu – “Honey” (GP Remix); ParisDJs Exclusive, 2009

Honey

Stevie Wonder vs. Grant Phabao – “Uptight”; Wow Roots Records, 2008

Uptight

 The Procussions – “Simple Song (GP Remix)”; T.I.M.E.C., 2006

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 GP feat. The Lone Ranger – Dub Salvador (30-min mix); T.I.M.E.C., 2006

Dub Salvador

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If you’ve never made your way over to ParisDJs.com, then you’re in for a very special treat. Extensive amounts of quality mixes available that are packaged nicely with comprehensive tracklisting information and original artwork. Additionally, there is a wealth of information on upcoming releases and happenings in the world of quality music that spans across numerous genres. Open up your mind and ears people ’cause this is all about music you don’t hear on the radio!

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