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Afterdark: Paris
Various Artists
Afterdark: Paris
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2

The Afterdark house journey continues here. Enter Paris: all things chic and sexy. Although geographically distant from Afterdark?s San Francisco excursion, both cities? musical au courant places them but a few beats apart...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Afterdark: Paris
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kinkysweet
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 1/25/2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 899661000081

Synopsis

Album Description
The Afterdark house journey continues here. Enter Paris: all things chic and sexy. Although geographically distant from Afterdark?s San Francisco excursion, both cities? musical au courant places them but a few beats apart. The Parisian sound is widely known for high profile acts like Daft Punk and Air or the filtered disco, hands-in-the-air dancefloor hedonism of the mid Nineties, but there?s another side to Paris?an active hive of sonic tenacity full of fresh and energetic sounds that has bred an eclectic roster of late-night legends. From St. Germain?s live electronic jazz mutations, to house icons Dimitri from Paris, Gregory and DJ Deep, to the fashionable, click house sounds of I:Cube (one half of Chateau Flight) or techno innovator Laurent Garnier?who literally changed the face of the genre--Paris is standing tall, with an identity all its own amid a fickle scene of underground credibility. The cross-pollination of Afro-beat-tinged lounge, funk and soul is what has evolved most in Paris and also gives the scene an enormous level of authority. In-the-know labels like Faya Combo and Yellow Productions along with world-renowned clubs like Respect, Rex Club and La Palace have ensured that Paris? sultry sounds have reverberated across the world?s urban landscape. You can hardly mention Paris without stating the culturally obvious: they have a passion for everything beautiful. This adoration has infiltrated their sound, style and after-hour landscape with a sexiness that defies genre and speaks to all. Which is why we chose Serial Records and Versatile Records of the city of Paris to celebrate this love for house music and everything sexy and passionate it brings out of us. These imprints? sounds are epitomized by artists like Soldiers Of Twilight, Demon Ritchie, Rork (Serial); and I:Cube and Gilb?r (Versatile). Not since Dimitri played host to a few provocative Playboy Mansion compilations has French citizenship been more alluring. I know where I?ll be playing this, but it?s a private affair.

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CD Reviews

Buy Chicago or San Francisco instead
Jeff M | Walnut Creek, CA United States | 07/05/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I gave this CD at least three listens but just could not get into it. Both AD Chicago and San Francisco are hot and so if you are going to spend you money then buy those CD's instead.
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Excellent Deep House Flava
Smooth | Brooklyn, NY | 08/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I personally don't know what CD these 4 other people were listening to, but I think this CD is nice...real nice! I also purchased Afterdark-Chicago and I personally still think this one is better. This CD has a nice, smooth R&B funk downtempo feel to it that suits my listening taste. For everyone else who are contemplating to buy this CD, don't listen to the other reviews from the haters who don't quite understand the meaning of deep house...this CD is a must have for those who are into a more relaxed, smoother groove."
Paris
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 09/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a more downtempo collection of house with inspiration coming from R&B and soul. It's still very soulful house though. The first disc was mixed by DJ Rork and the second by DJ Gilb'r. Not as good as Chicago and San Fransisco (which are awesome) but this one is still worth checking out."