DIMITRI FROM PARIS In The House (Defected) Rating: NNN
Another year, another mix compilation from Dimitri from Paris. Like the last few, this one bounces between classy house and reworked disco classics, but it's more upbeat than the last Playboy Mansion mix. Unfortunately, more upbeat also means cheesier - the two-CD mix could easily have been cut down to one. There's also a third disc of unreleased remixes and an interview with Dimitri along with some other goodies, all of which add value to the package but will be of interest mainly to DJs and hardcore fans. The highlight of the mix is the bossa nova reworking of Crystal Waters's classic Gypsy Woman. Dimitri plays Friday (March 12) at Revival.