paris paris playlist by philippe cohen solal

Listen to an exclusive Parisian music selection by Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) Hand picked specially for the release of his latest EP A Paris – Mi Alma te ama, Philippe Cohen Solal of Gotan Project dug into what makes Paris vibrant to his ears. Old french popular songs to jazz standard and new hip hop trap songs by the new generation including Benjamin Biolay, Taxi Girl, Jacques Dutronc, Astor Piazzolla, Yael Naim, Gael Faye, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot and many other. Whether you are a fresh tourist planning to visit Paris or a long time parisien, you’ll find gems to make you fall inRead More →

aquarius vinyl

Philippe Cohen Solal (of Gotan Project) celebrates the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love, covering one of its anthems “Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In” of HAIR the musical which premiered on stage in October 1967. A complex but soothing modern reggae moombathon riddim carried by the ethereal harmonies of legendary Jamaican reggae singer Horace Andy (Massive Attack, Skylarking , Ain’t No Sunshine…) with a delivering coda sung by an empowering choir. ¡Ya Basta! Records asked two legends of the underground scene, somewhat connected to the spirituality of the song, to remix this take. First with an Afro House / Deep-House take of the masterRead More →

Excerpt from the encounter published by Jacques Denis in Libération: It all starts in the cosmopolitan 10th arrondissement, on the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis side. It was there that the Gotan Project was born in 1998 and that the Acid Arab entity was formalized, about fifteen years later. DJ and producer Philippe Cohen Solal remembers that the first was almost a coincidence. “It was just an essay with Argentinian guitarist Eduardo Makaroff. Success is an accident. There was no plan, zero strategy. ” Guido Minisky, who was his neighborhood neighbor at the time, sharing the same tables (for lunch, and sometimes to mix), could take overRead More →