Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dimitri from Paris|
De-Luxe House of Funk
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock
It's hard to argue with super-stylin' French DJ Dimitri from Paris. Between selling a couple hundred thousand of his debut, Sacrebleu, and then scoring hot and heavy with 2000's A Night at the Playboy Mansion and the three... more »
It's hard to argue with super-stylin' French DJ Dimitri from Paris. Between selling a couple hundred thousand of his debut, Sacrebleu, and then scoring hot and heavy with 2000's A Night at the Playboy Mansion and the three-disc workout Disco Forever, Turkish-born Dimitri seems to only spin gold, and House of Funk is no exception. Recorded originally in 1997 as a compilation for Mixmag magazine, the CD does have its rough spots, but even as a colorless house beat pile-drives the party right up to Mondo Grosso's "Vibe PM," Dimitri's skill in weaving disco strings and horny vocals together with unique tracks makes it all work like a charm. Per usual for him, Dimitri goes further than the average ignorant and insular DJ in finding his mix material. Forget spinning another house track from another unknown "producer," Dimitri blends '80s funk, Latin rhythms, Algerian Rai, new disco, and electro-pop under his beat-heavy banner. Bob Sinclar, Björk, Brand New Heavies, and Cheb Khaled (as well as unknowns Teddy G and Switchblade Sisters) all receive the Dimitri treatment, losing their identity to his in the process. Equal parts sentimental disco cheesemeister and crafty beat-matching style explorer, Dimitri from Paris invites you to shake it under his world-class mirror ball. --Ken Micallef
Try not moving to this one!
copper_tone | Makawao, Hawaii United States | 12/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No matter what type of musical backgroud your friends have, they will be dying to find out where you got this CD; it's awsome! Ultra-funky beats and basslines compiled with enriching, melodious samples make this CD above all others. The transitions are perfectly timed, leaving a style long enough to completely enjoy but without getting repetitive. It's electronic, but not enough to turn people off. I've haven't heard any other cd that comes close to it. But be careful... This CD will make you MOVE, whether you wanted to or not!"
It must be a French thing...
radioactive_lemming | 12/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The mixing is tight and most of the tracks keep a feel of rolling deep. This is a late night groove that kicks off house touched with jazz. Eventually the groove turns to those housey breaks under jazz for a track or so. My only problems were that no matter how I tried, I couldn't kick enough bass under the tracks. Also I question a few of the track selections. I realize the 'Sometimes' track is his mix, but better mixes are out. The Bjork rant boarders on annoying at certian hours and mindframes. In American terms, this tape could be mistaken for San Fransico house. However, I suspect Monsieur Dimitri hasn't really spent quality time in Chicago. That said, this is the best house mix by a non-American I've heard in 7 years of house devotion."
Bart Motes | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Groovy. Thats the only word to describe this fantastique record. Go and buy it. You wont be disapponted."