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A Night at the Playboy Mansion

Dimitri From Paris Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 May 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00004S5Z6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Reach Inside - Bah Sambah
2. Star (Original centerstage mix) - Mecca Headz
3. The Groove EP (Vocal mix) - Astrojazz
4. Down To Love Town (Dim's secret re-edit) - Various Artists
5. Shangri-La (Dim's mansion anthem re-edit) - La Pregunta
6. Talking All That Jazz (Torti's old school mix of edits dub) - Stetrasonic
7. Outro Lugar - Salome De Bahia
8. Motivation (Dim's dubwize mix) - Atmosfear
9. Give Me Love - Cerrone
10. I'll Be There For You (Joey Negro vocal mix) - The Sunburst Band
11. Sweet Music - Terry Hunter
12. The Place Is Rockin featuring Mr. Day - Pas/cal
13. Wonderful Person - Black Masses
14. Found A Cure (Dim's blue losange re-edit) - Ashford and Simpson

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This mix compilation by French DJ Dimitri From Paris of "Sacre Bleu" fame demonstrates the French preference for smoothness and elegance, which is fine when it comes to a twin set but a bit dry as far as dance music is concerned. Dimitri's unwillingness to get down and dirty in his mix denies these grooves by Masters At Work, Stetsasonic and Bah Samba their right to funk. His own remixes of Ashford & Simpson's Found A Cure and Atmosfear's Motivation are equally nice, chic and just a bit flat. The emphasis on sophistication hits its height with the reference to the Playboy Mansion, a fantasy zone of less than real pleasure where cool rules over content and a bloke in his 70s gets laid a lot. If you need a soundtrack to your lava lamps and brown shagpile carpet then here it is. --Jake Barnes

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By R Diaz
Format:Audio CD
In an era of disco mutated into a dozen forms for the modern dancer, you need releases like this to remind you that the 70's sound was just fine, thank you. With this collection of old and new tunes Dimitri From Paris offers a cleansing of the palette, if you will; a classic sound with a bit of modern editing.
"Reach Inside," fires the part off right away, soulful disco that's all smooth diva crooning and blaring horns. As the disco ball descends, "Star" bounces in, featuring a sample of Aquarian Dream's "You're a Star." Sneaking in is the diva chorus scat singing of "The Groove," flaky but effective. Without checking the liner notes you'd never know the first three songs were made in the last three years (only four on the disc are from the 70's.) "Down to Love Town" is indeed from 25 years ago, Dimitri serving up a re-edit that focuses on the last few minutes of the funk-disco original. "Shangri La" has everything- snappy break intro, strings, electric guitar, even some "wakachica" (yea) and a mean drum fade leading into a great remix of Stetsasonic's "Talkin' All That Jazz." It scraps nearly all the rap to fit in funk guitar, flutes, and production tricks out the wazoo. "Outro Lugar" adds a bit of sass courtesy of Salome de Bahia. "Motivation" is party jazz that doesn't do much, but the rhythm is restored with the classic track "Give Me Love" (house heads will note it's often sampled bassline) and the wailing "Band." "Sweet Music" dishes up deep bass and a piano, leading to Pascal Pioux's smooth and classy "The Place is Rockin." The wrap-up includes the hugs and smiles of the gorgeous "Wonderful Person," and Ashford & Simpson's "Found a Cure."
What you have here is one of the best party records of the year, a complete and polished package of a time brought back to life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Fruity House 4 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
The real deal fruity French cheese feel, it gets no smoother than this. Considerably more old skool and disco'fied then Dimitri's MixMag Live effort from a few years back. Disco, funk, soul and Latino influences abound and as a package it works very well. Not the sort of compilation that's gonna change any drum & bass fan's clichéd opinions about house music, but if you enjoy the fruity end of house (or European 'real' house) then this is the one for you. A high quality compilation, but as I say, fruity as all hell.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An education 7 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD
I must admit that like the 1 star reviewer when I first put it on I just thought "Well so what?" and left it on the side for months.
I couldn't have been more wrong however and one rainy weekend afternoon it found it's way back into my stereo and has not strayed far since.
Like so many of the finer things in life it's an aquired taste; a musical expression of pure joy.
If you already have this and want more check out the "after the Playboy Mansion" double CD also from the man like Dim.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life is a party 30 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
Superb montage of disco dancefloor gems, fused together by Dimitri for a unique taste of the life of those international playboys. An absolute montser for the house party and really gets those feelgood juice's flowing, especially with "The Place Is Rocking" or the funked up "Talking all That Jazz". If you enjoy french house, this is a dead cert.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
dimitri dusts off a selection of disco rarities and house classics on this album that it is impossible to just sit and listen!This is real party music for real party people!House never sounded so sexy,so funky,so good.Just buy it and enjoy it,enjoy life!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album of Funky House Tunes! 17 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Jake Barnes is quite correct when he states that the French have a preference for smoothness and elegance. On this CD Dimitri From Paris utilizes this continental chic to fine effect - the result is the most satisfying blend of funky house grooves and smooth disco cut-ups ever!
This album would make exceptional party music and I highly recommend you purchase it now - You'll love it!
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