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DIMITRI FROM PARIS After The Playboy Mansion (Respect) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN

Following up his successful Night At The Playboy Mansion, Dimitri From Paris unleashes a double CD of re-edited classics, strange obscurities and funky, laid-back house. Disc 1 is a mellow, downtempo set focusing more on the classic sound of American disco. Disc 2 is the uplifting mix,

favouring the sound of soulful New York house. The detailed liner notes help place the older songs in context, although there are occasional admissions of ignorance in the case of some of the underground artists. The seminal Larry Levan mix of Gwen Guthrie’s Peanut Butter, a track way ahead of its time, is worth the price alone. Dimitri From Paris spins at the Guvernment’s Orange Room March 28.

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