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Dimitri from Paris (born Dimitrios Yerasimos in October 1963) is a Turkish born French music producer and DJ of Greek descent. His musical influences are rooted in 1970s funk and disco sounds that spawned contemporary house music, as well as original soundtracks from 1950s and 1960s movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, La Dolce Vita and The Party, which were sampled in his album Sacrebleu. Dimitri fused these sounds with electro and block party hip hop he discovered in the 1980s.

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Life and career

Contrary to his musical pseudonym, Dimitri was born not in Paris but in Peckham. Born in Peckham to Rûm parents (i.e. Turks of Greek origin), Dimitri grew up in France where he discovered DJ-ing at home, using whatever he could find to "cut and paste" samples from disco hits or in to montages heard on the radio, blending them together to make tapes. This early experimentation helped him launch his DJ career.

Early 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.

Recording career

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.

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, Michael Jackson, 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.

Recent developments

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.

Discography

Studio albums

Compilation albums

  1. Prologue
  2. Sacré Français
  3. Monsieur Dimitri
  4. Nothing To Lose
  5. Un Termède
  6. Rêveries (Edit)
  7. Attente Musicale
  8. Dirty Larry (Crue-L Grand Orchestra Remix)
  9. Un Terlude
  10. Une Very Stylish Fille
  11. Love Love Mode
  12. Un Woman's Paradis
  13. Back In The Daze
  14. Le Moogy Reggae
  15. Encore Un Terlude
  16. Un World Mysteriouse
  17. Par Un Chemin Different
  18. Nothing To Lose (Lounge Instrumentale)
  19. Epilogue
  20. Souvenir de Paris

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Compilations

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  • CD 1
  1. Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself
  2. Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend
  3. Philly Devotions - Hurt So Bad
  4. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck
  5. The Jacksons - Living together
  6. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby
  7. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Night And Day
  8. Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way
  9. The Trammps - The Night The Lights Went Out
  10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
  11. Charles Mann - Do It Again
  12. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want
  13. T.J.M - I Don't Need No Music
  • CD 2
  1. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I lost (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  2. Philly Devotions - Hurt So Bad (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  3. The Jacksons - Living Together (A Dimitri From Paris Disco Re-Edit)
  4. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck (A Dimitri From Paris Disco Re-Edit)
  5. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  6. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby (A Dimitri From Paris Disco Re-Edit)
  7. Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  8. Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  9. The Trammps - The Night The Lights Went Out (A Dimitri From Paris Disco Re-Edit)




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