Dec 28, 2013

RhoDeo 1352 Beats

Hello, As the UK had a Xmas they'll remember with storm, heavy downpoors, flooding, a trains infarct and general misery for travellers, despite all this mayham consumerism continued, ah yes it's a disease alright." To have or to have not" that's the real question in this day and age. Let's not despair about that materialistic sickness, the first signs of healing are visible and before you know it the real question will become "To share or not to share"..

These months Frenchies rule the beats and they have plenty to offer even though not that much reaches the world as  the music scene is rather dominated by the Anglo - American industry. Meanwhile the French enjoyed themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today's artist, compared to his cohorts in the new wave of French dance music, looks much farther afield for his influences. his inspiration comes from the Continental jet-setting faux-jazz of the 1950s and early '60s, though the whole is updated by his long years of experience as a house DJ. A lot to get thru here today, pick and choose be your own Playboy DJ, have a suave New Years PArty ....... N'joy

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Dimitri from Paris is the ultimate DJ Playboy. He plays music that gets the high class socialites shaking their booty’s at times were they would normally be seated on a leather couch perusing the cocktail menu. He has over 30 years experience in creating the perfect party atmosphere and with gigs at consistently A-list parties, you could say that Dimitri has cracked the global house music sphere.

Contrary to his musical pseudonym, Dimitri was born not in Paris but in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in Turkey to Greek parents, Dimitri grew up in France where he discovered DJing at home, using whatever he could find to "cut and paste" samples from disco hits heard on the radio, blending them together to make tapes. This early experimentation helped him launch his DJ career.He started out by DJ'ing at the French station Radio 7, before moving on to Skyrock and finally to Radio NRJ, Europe's largest FM radio network, in 1986. There, he introduced the first ever house music show to be broadcast in France, while simultaneously producing under the direction of sound designer Michel Gaubert, runway soundtracks for fashion houses such as Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès and Yves Saint-Laurent. He also released two solo EPs from 1993 to 1994 and contributed to the Yellow Productions compilation La Yellow 357.

In 1996 Dimitri gained worldwide recognition with the release of his first full album, Sacrebleu, released on Yellow Productions. A blend of diverse influences including jazz, original film soundtracks, samba, and organic house, Sacrebleu sold 300,000 copies worldwide and was named Album of the Year by UK's Mixmag magazine. The 1997 mix album Monsieur Dimitri's De-Luxe House of Funk, however, showed the Frenchman coming back to his house roots

In 2000, Dimitri followed Sacrebleu up with A Night at the Playboy Mansion (Virgin) and Disco Forever (BBE), followed by My Salsoul in 2001, After the Playboy Mansion in 2002. In 2003, Cruising Attitude was released, to be closely followed by his first outing on UK's premier dance music label Defected: Dimitri from Paris In the House. He has followed a somewhat glamorous musical path by recording soundtracks and advertising campaigns for fashion houses Chanel, Jean-Paul Gautier and Yves Saint Laurent and remixing hundreds of artists as diverse as Björk, The Cardigans, James Brown, New Order and Quincy Jones. He also did the music for the anime Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase and mixed the soundtrack for the French luxury dessin animé Jet Groove produced by Method Films.

2005 saw Dimitri go back to his Funk and Disco roots, with Japanese hip hop producer and über collector DJ Muro for Super Disco Friends a double CD mixdown. In 2006 he offered his House of Love outing to Valentine's Day's lovers. Later on Dimitri produced Los Amigos Invisibles "Super Pop Venezuela" album which grabbed a nomination for a grammy award. 2007 saw the release of the Cocktail Disco project with longtime partner BBE, a handful of Disco classics remixes and other surprises down the line.2009 saw the release of the Night Dubbin', a post-disco R&B compilation remix album. Followed by Get Down With The Philly Sound, 2010, Knights of the Playboy Mansion, 2011, The Remix Files, 2011 and Back In The House, 2012

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On A Night at the Playboy Mansion, Dimitri from Paris pulls together some of the best sounds from the past and gives them a fresh twist. The 14-song set includes three freshly remixed songs from the late '70s and the original version of Cerrone's "Give Me Love" from 1977. The entire album has a strong disco feel from beginning to end. The beats thump at a mellow pace with a syncopated sense of funk. This disco sense also comes from the constant appearance of synthesized strings lingering during each song's melodic hook. Most of the 14 songs use vocals to varying effects. For example, the Sunburst Band's "I'll Be There for You (Joey Negro Vocal Mix)" includes a number of vocal tracks acting as background effects, sampled refrains, and peak outbursts. In the end, the heavy use of vocals can wear on the listener, who is more often accustomed to instrumental house tracks rather than an entire set of vocal tracks. Since every song has its own distinct vocal melodies, the set really has no salient peak or rest period. Instead, the entire set comes loaded with vocal hook after vocal hook and melody after melody until Dimitri from Paris's fiery remix of Ashford and Simpson's "Found a Cure." The set would be more rewarding with a few breathers but will surely satisfy anyone who appreciates a heavy dose of mid-tempo disco house loaded with vocals.

Dimitri From Paris - A Night at the Playboy Mansion ( flac 560mb)

01 Bah Samba - Reach Inside (Restless Soul Mix 2) 8:20
02 Mecca Headz - Star (Original Centerstage Mix) 4:20
03 Astrojazz - The Groove EP (Vocal Mix) 5:07
04 Originals - Down To Love Town (Dim's Secret Re-Edit) 6:43
05 La Pregunta - Shangri-La (Dim's Mansion Anthem Re-edit) 3:42
06 Stetsasonic - Talking All That Jazz (Torti's Old School Mix Of Edits Dub) 6:07
07 Salome De Bahia - Outro Lugar 4:04
08 Atmosfear - Motivation (Dim's Dubwize Mix) 7:32
09 Cerrone - Give Me Love 4:19
10 Sunburst Band - I'll Be There For You (Joey Negro Vocal Mix) 5:00
11 Terry Hunter - Sweet Music 3:50
12 Pascal Featuring Mr. Day - The Place Is Rockin 3:57
13 Black Masses - Wonderful Person 6:34
14 Ashford And Simpson - Found A Cure (Dim's Blue Losange Re-Edit) 7:03

Dimitri From Paris - A Night at the Playboy Mansion  (ogg 194mb)

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Dimitri from Paris, increasingly the ultimate insider's disco DJ (enough so to receive the blessing of Hugh Hefner, the Sultan of Sensual himself), followed on from 2000's A Night at the Playboy Mansion with After the Playboy Mansion, a two-hour collection of house/disco nuggets from the late '70s to the present. The double-disc set is divided into "A Laidback Selection" for the first disc and "An Uplifting Selection" for the second -- the two are also available (separately) on LP. Laid-back is right on target for the first, which begins with Tony Humphries' languorous, eight-minute mix of "Nyce & Slo" by Lil' Louis, then deliberately winds its way through some seriously obscure, seriously sensual midtempo house. As on previous mixes, Dimitri shows off his deep, deep crates and knack for colliding the old school of underground garage (Maze, Gwen Guthrie, T.S. Monk, Tata Vega, Linda Clifford) with the new (Jephté Guillaume, Llorca, Boris Dlugosch, Alexkid). Of course, there simply aren't as many undiscovered disco/house chestnuts left, and the result is a selection tending toward the bland side of house, with a nearly endless parade of solid house chestnuts resulting in a lack of peaks (or valleys). Still, those with amorous intentions surely won't be paying attention to all the obscure selections on tap.

VA - After The Playboy Mansion 1  (flac 487mb)

A Laidback Selection (70:53)

01 Lil' Louis & The World - Nyce & Slo (Tony Humphries Wildlife Mix) 8:21
02 Imagination - So Good, So Right (Dim's Re-edit) 5:52
03 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Twilight (Remix) 5:22
04 Les Nubians - Makeda (DJ Spinna And Ticklah Mix) 2:14
05 Beautiful People - I Got The Rhythm (Hip Hop Mix) 4:34
06 Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band - Nikita 3:28
07 Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love (Dim's Re-edit) 6:32
08 Deep Sensation - Can't Give You Up 4:13
09 Jephté Guillaume - Ibo Lele (Ginen Tét Réd Mix) 6:32
10 Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (Larry Levan Remix) 4:08
11 Grace Jones - Feel Up (Danny Tenaglia Remix) 6:56
12 Rinder & Lewis - Lust 6:09
13 Blaze - Seasons Of Love (Blaze Club Mix) 6:27

VA - After The Playboy Mansion 1   (ogg 178mb)


VA - After The Playboy Mansion 2 (flac 484mb)

An Uplifting Selection (69:37)

01 T.S. Monk - Candidate For Love 3:47
02 Emma Nilsdotter - Fran Mig Till Dig (Marcus Enochson Remix) 5:23
03 Next Evidence - The Body Theme 6:38
04 Paul Murphy & Marc Woolford Project - Jazz Room 4:30
05 Llorca - Indigo Blues (Original LP Mix) 5:10
06 Best Friend Around - So Good To Know 6:00
07 De La Soul - (It Ain't) All Good!? (Can 7 Supermarket Mix - No Rap) 4:49
08 Linda Clifford - Changin' (Blaze Shelter Mix) 7:15
09 Jon Cutler - It's Yours (Tiefschwarz Remix) 5:58
10 Boris Dlugosch with Róisín Murphy - Never Enough (Sir Piers & Ed Funk Club Remix) 6:54
11 Alexkid - Bienvenida 5:41
12 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Don't Leave Me This Way (Dim's Re-edit) 8:47
VA - After The Playboy Mansion 2  (ogg 163mb)

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The uptempo first disc includes almost a dozen monster club hits including strong-voiced Jocelyn Brown belting out her version of Side Effects’ classic “Always There”, Kenny Thomas’ early Urban radio hit “Keep The Fires Burning”, the familiar “Show You My Love Girl” by Goldie Alexander, Lorraine "Feed The Flame" Johnson giving enough respect to Teddy Pendergrass’ “The More I Get, The More I Want” and a great lead mix into the second edition of Musique which featured Mary Seymour, and “Love Massage”. The mix ends up continental-style with the suave voice of Mario Biondi on “This Is What You Are” (one of those French Riviera grooves) before Dimitri tips his hand going into his slow jam bag slightly prematurely while previewing the second disc with Pendergrass’ “Come Go With Me”.

Seeming to really dig the “Teddy Bear”, Dimitri languishes Philly-style on “Close The Door” as he begins a more quiet storm/slow jam disc deux that he calls “Sexy Time”. In this mix are the obligatory Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Melba Moore and William DeVyawn’s “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” type staples seasoned with a nice France Joli cut that you almost never hear in ‘Your Good Lovin’”, and a cool number called “Un Po D’uva E Un Liquore” (A Pour Of grape and a Liqueur) from Pino D’Angio which segues seamlessly into Amii Stewart’s rarely heard yet very pleasant “Friends”. Equally smooth are the transitions and selections from the fabulous Jean Carne, Blue Feather, and a real welcome “You Are My Melody” from one of the many reincarnations of the group Change.

Dimitri likens his mix to “an old fashioned heart warming soup [that] goes down well, [he] likes it and wants other people to taste it.” He stirs his pot-liquor successfully, encompassing the past two-and-a-half decades while maintaining a degree of musical unpredictability and within the limits of obtaining four frolicking, finger-lickin’ stars. I'm not sure if there are any other DJ's out there who could do a remix of this nature and quality besides Dimitri. You can feel his personality in the music from the eclectic mix of young and old which is typical of his style.

VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 1  (flac 548mb)

Partytime (78:20)

01 Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl 5:14
02 Incognito Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Always There (Masters At Work Remix '96 - Dylan Re-Edit) 4:59
03 DJ Fudge Feat. Mani Hoffman - Liv & Love 4:00
04 Kenny Thomas - Keep The Fires Burning (Toni Economides Club Mix) 3:54
05 Robert Strauss Feat. Leroy Burgess - Hot Like An Oven 3:12
06 Goldie Alexander - Show You My Love (DFP Re Edit) 3:07
07 Weird Science - Feel The Need (Boogie Down Remix) 3:41
08 Timmy Vegas - Call My Name 4:19
09 Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want (Promo 12" Remix) 4:26
10 Musique - Love Massage 3:51
11 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (DFP Re Edit) 4:24
12 Fish Go Deep & Tracey K - The Cure & The Cause (DJ Meme Philly Suite Mix) 5:20
13 Don Ray - Got To Have Loving 4:57
14 Gary's Gang - Let's Love Dance Tonight (Leonard Part Sixx Edit) 2:12
15 Young & Company - I Like It (What You're Doing To Me) 4:06
16 Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Is It In (12" Remix) 2:36
17 Mr. A.L.I. Feat. Carla Prather - Midnight Interlude (Original Version) 3:24
18 Mario Biondi And High Five Quintet - This Is What You Are (Monti And Gottardi Restyle) 4:39
19 Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me 6:01

VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 1   (ogg 171mb)


VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 2 (flac 514mb)

Sexytime (75:52)

01 Teddy Pendergrass - Close The Door 5:07
02 Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby 4:18
03 Pino D'Angio - Un Po' D'uva E Un Liquore 3:15
04 Amii Stewart - Friends 6:50
05 Eugene Wilde - Gotta Get You Home Tonight 4:56
06 Loose Ends - Sweetest Pain 4:34
07 Marvin Gaye - I Want You 3:18
08 Richard Rogers - Can't Stop Loving You (Original Marshall Jefferson Version) 3:31
09 William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got 3:28
10 Jean Carn - Don't Let It Go To Your Head 4:45
11 Flowers - For Real 5:46
12 Blue Feather - Let's Funk Tonight 5:30
13 Change - You Are My Melody 4:43
14 France Joli - Your Good Lovin' 4:00
15 Brand New Heavies, The Feat. N'Dea Davenport - Never Stop (The Blaze Axis Mix) 5:29
16 Melba Moore - Standing Right Here 6:24
VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 2  (ogg 190mb)

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Music Lover said...

Thank you very much for all your wonderful uploads.

There is no link to:
VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 2 (flac 514mb). When I try to get it it leads to an Eror page.

By the way, Hugefiles, many of the mirrorcreator links & Netcups are much faster than File factory.


Rho said...

Hello Music Lover, what can I say OOOps ! Forgot to enter the link it happens sometimes however it is a filefactory one. Been busy with other postings as i'm away next week. Thanks for the info on speeds I know hugefiles is fast but I dont bet on one host these days. Anyway N'Joy

Anonymous said...

Hey Rho

Thank you for hours of interesting reading & music. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Please note the link to:
VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 2 actually points to:
VA - After The Playboy Mansion 2

Thanks Again!

microgroovin said...

Hey There,
So nice to come back regularly on your blog and found out those pearls... I Don't wan't to seem an ugly kid who whimp all day long, but the 2nd part of VA - Return to the Playboy Mansion 2 is looping on your homepage....Please, bring it back!!!
Long Life to you RhoDeo

microgroovin said...

Nice Try Mr. Rho... But the the link you posted faster than thunder isn't the good one...You put back the link to part 2 Of the 'After The Playboy Mansion' !
Thank U Again!!!

Rho said...

Ah yes what can i say. Filefactory provided me with the same uploadlink for two different files, just checked in the my files index, admittedly they were almost the same size but how this happened i don't know. Anyway I just re-uploaded Return to playboy mansion part 2 at huge files..N Joy

microgroovin said...

First of all, a happy and sparkling new year...
Hopefuly i made it todya, to bring back home the 2nd part Of 'Return to The Playboy Mansion' as hugefile seems to have many problems of connections...
Thanks again & long life to the Rhodeo...