2012-03-08T19:48:03-05:00 2012-03-12T23:20:07-04:00

Aloe Blacc Mix [Presented by Paris DJs Soundsystem]

If you only started following the soul-provoking Aloe Blacc when he released his international hit, "I Need A Dollar", you have some catching up to do. Stones Throw Records, the label he is signed with and early adopters of Blacc's music, will attest to the fact that Blacc's career started long before "I Need A Dollar" put him on mainstream charts. At the end of the 90's when he was working as one half of Emanon, a hip hop duo that included producer Exile, his work enabled him to collaborate with Kero One, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble, Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) and Silo. Then in 2010, the same year "I Need A Dollar" was heard on radio stations around the world, Blacc released his second album off Stones Throw, entitled Good Things.

Scouring any and all musical archives within reach, DJ Djouls of Paris DJs created an impressive collective of taste-making DJs, took it upon himself to create an enlightening mix of Blacc's work with tracks ranging from 1999 through last year. It's a fantastic meld of jazz, reggae, hip hop, latin and funk that aptly showcases Blacc's versatility and dynamism as an artist. Download the mix

and visit the Paris DJ Soundsystem page for original album art and dates.

One last thing: promise yourself you will see this man live when you get the chance. It's an experience you won't easily regret.

Paris DJs Soundsystem Presents: Aloe Blacc

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Track List:
01. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble - Deliver The Word (feat. Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Live In Los Angeles July 23rd', 2010 / Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
02. Aloe Blacc - Miss Fortune
(from 'Good Things' album, 2010 / Stones Throw)
03. Aloe Blacc - I'm Beautiful
(from 'Shine Through' album, 2006 / Stones Throw)
04. Emanon - Acid 9
(from 'Acid Nine EP' album, 1999 / Dream Sequence)
05. Trek Life - Intelligence As a Threat (feat. Silo & Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Keep The Receipt' album, 2005 / Timeless Music)
06. Jazz Liberatorz - What's Real (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
(from 'What's Real' 12 inch, 2003 / Kif Recordings)
07. Emanon - She Thinks
(from 'The Waiting Room' album, 2005 / Shaman Work)
08. Exile - Spittin' Image feat. Aloe Blacc
(from 'Dirty Science' album, 2006 / Sound In Color)
09. Aloe Blacc - Tonight, Downtown
(free download from 'aloeblacc.com/' 2012 / Tanqueray)
10. Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme - Dark End of the Street
(from 'The Dark End of the Street' album, 2010 / Carhartt)
11. Aloe Blacc & Kero One - Get Down
(from 'Plug Presents Aloe Blacc' 12 inch, 2006 / Plug Label)
12. Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Big Gigantic Remix)
(from 'Big Gigantic vs. Aloe Blacc' free single, 2010 / Big Gigantic)
13. Raashan Ahmad - Falling feat. Aloe Blacc & Gift Of Gab (of Blackalicious)
(from 'For What You've Lost' album, 2010 / Trad Vibe)
14. Lee Fields - Truth, Deception, & Lies (Aloe Blacc Remix)
(free mp3 from 'rollogrady.com' album, 2010 / Truth & Soul)
15. Emanon - Blind Love
(from 'Anon And On (Earplug Series #3)' album, 2002 / Ill Boogie)
16. Paper Plane Project - Happiness Is Love (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
(from 'Pacific Connection' EP, 2011 / Cardboard City)
Total time : 60:27

Hip-Hop · Jazz Hop · R&B · Soul


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