Dimitri From Paris has been jocking disco tracks since the rest of us were still kicking it in our pampers. When the various members of the Beat Electric crew were fucking about in crappy Nirvana cover bands and British nu jazz/idm outfits this man was buying up all of the key disco joints. Never mind the fact that at the time disco was a dirty, dirty word and house ruled the dance music universe. Dimitri was able to work in the parameters of the era and incorporate his love of disco within the spectrum of house music. Still, his cred runs deep.
Arguably, the two best releases Dimitri has been involved in are the Disco Forver compilation and the bootleg masterpiece Disc 'O' Lypso. The former deserves props as it is filled with some quality bangers and was released a few years before disco's full on resurgence. Disc 'O' Lypso on the other hand is a bootleg full of island inflected disco-dub obscurities that he compiled from the deepest cuts in his crates. I was fortunate enough to pick it up at a friends record shop when it made its brief run in 2003. It has since become quite a difficult piece to get one's hands on.
Dimitri from Paris plays a special disco set with Beat Electric's own BT Magnum and Lebaron this Friday August 1st at Mezzanine in SF (Jessie and Mint Streets), Doors open up at 10 PM.
Gerard 'PJ' Browne - Sexy Lady (Disc 'O' Lypso)
Silver, Platinum and Gold - I Got A Thing (Dim's Disco Forever Re-Edit)
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