A Night at the Playboy Mansion
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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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"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.
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.
This album would make exceptional party music and I highly recommend you purchase it now - You'll love it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seamless mixing. Dimitri always retains the feel and soul of the track . Very much in the John Morales stable of DJ's. Love the heavy orchestration. Passess the 'goosebump' test.Published 22 months ago by grant walker
kinda takes you back a bit - even though you might not remember every track but it stays in the same tempo and isn't too bad at allPublished on 1 April 2013 by R. Kruger
By my reckoning, this is Dim's best work. I've read a few of the criticisms & am a little surprised - this is deeply funky stuff. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2001 by Michael McCarthy
All I can say is...this puts the unk in spunk, oove in groove and yle in style. If you like disco jazz funk fusion or if you think you should like disco jazz funk fusion then buy... Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2000
OK, so some of the tunes themselves are alright... nothing special though. I however, just find that it bobs along... Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2000