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Favorite Recordings is a French label deeply attached to the lore of musical production and presenting a rich catalog combining productions of new artists and reissues of forgotten masterpieces.

Settled in Paris near Montmartre, Favorite has established its imprint over years, as an international reference for all enthusiasts’ listeners of Soul, Funk, Jazz and all their derivatives from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Quality reissues from original tapes or digitizing through audiophile set-up, analog productions in the best studios and quality mastering: the founder of the label, Pascal Rioux aka Charles Maurice, is strongly attached, almost devoted, to the warm and shining sound of analog production’s golden age. It is thanks to this high heed throughout the full production line, coupled with flawless artistic direction, that Favorite Recordings is today one of the main French labels within this musical niche.

On the reissues side, the label is particularly famous for the compilations series by Charles Maurice, such as Disco Boogie Sounds (Brazil, Caribbean and French), or AOR Global Sounds, without forgetting to bring into light again some very rare and forgotten albums and singles. It has also often been the opportunity to collaborate and highlight some outstanding French DJs and selector like Waxist or Jérémy Underground, for the My Love Is Underground compilations. On the production side, Favorite and its sub-divisions (Stix, EDR, Sol Discos) have become a real house for a close selection of talented artists, in musical territories as diverse as AOR, Soul-Funk, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Fusion, Afro-Boogie or Brazilian music.

In 2019, the most recent projects released or upcoming on the label are signed by Al Sunny (Soul-Funk / Pop), Voilaaa (Afro-Disco and even more …), Lucas Arruda (Brazil / Soul / Funk / AOR), André Solomko (Jazz-Funk), Aldorande (Jazz-Funk / Jazz-Fusion), Mr. President (Disco / Funk), Cotonete & Di Melo (Brazil / MPB / Soul / Funk) or Leroy Burgess (Boogie).

To this first list, can be added past projects by The Dynamics (Reggae / Soul), Mr. Day (Pop / Soul), Onra (Beats / Hip Hop), Taggy Matcher (Reggae), Dwilt Sharpp (Electro / Funk), Trevor & Lisa (Funk), Buddy Sativa (Jazz / Beat), The Funk League (Old School Hip-Hop), Modo Solar (Brazilian-Soul), Hawa (Northern-Soul), Cleon (Breaks / Funk), King Mato (Reggae), Walter Mecca (Hip Hop / Beats), and more …