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Mighty Presents Dimitri From Paris

Mighty presents Dimitri From Paris on Saturday, June 20th with an opening set by special guest A. Lisbona.

// Dimitri From Paris //

Compared to his cohorts in the new wave of French dance music, Dimitri from Paris looks much farther afield for his influences. While both AIR and Daft Punk make much of their affection for the music of the 1970s (prog and disco, respectively), Monsieur Dimitri’s inspiration comes from the Continental jet-setting faux-jazz of the 1950s and early ’60s (exemplified by Dick Hyman, John Barry and Martin Denny), though the whole is updated by his long years of experience as a house DJ.

Based in France though he was born in Turkey, Dimitri entered the dance-music community during the mid-’80s by DJing at the French Radio 7. By 1990, his reputation had allowed him to record soundtracks for fashion barons like Chanel, Lagerfeld and Gaultier. He released two solo EPs during 1993-94, plus the mini-LP Esquisses, and contributed to the Yellow Productions compilation La Yellow 357. He also remixed hundreds of artists, including Björk, Brand New Heavies, The, New Order, James Brown and Etienne Daho. Dimitri’s debut album, “Sacrebleu”, appeared in late 1996, also on Yellow Productions. Named ‘Album of the Year’ by Mixmag, it sold several hundred thousand copies around the world and finally received an American release in early 1998. The 1997 mix album “Monsieur Dimitri’s De-Luxe House of Funk”, however, showed the Frenchman coming back to his house roots. In lieu of a second production album, he mixed several more sets before offering a second opus: “A Night at the Playboy Mansion” (2000), the BBE box set “Disco Forever” (2000), “After The Playboy Mansion” (2002), “International Flight” (2004) and “Cocktail Disco” (2007).  ”Cruising Attitude”, released in 2003, meant to be the sequel of “Sacrebleu” but without any use of samples. Pink Martini, Omar, and Daniel Wang were among the collaborators.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Mighty Presents Dimitri From Paris
119 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
9:00 pm – 4:00 am | 21+ | $15 Early bird tickets: https://dimitri2015.eventbrite.com/
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GZA, Tom Morello & Crazy Legs Perform “The Mexican” With the Roots on “The Tonight Show”

This was a pretty awesome hip-hop moment right here. Growing up a Wu-Tang stan, just the idea of GZA doing a solo performance on late night television in it of itself is amazing, but the genius takes things a step further. GZA is joined by Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (shredding like no other and dropping in a wild sound effects “solo”, as you’d expect) for this killer performance of their new collabo track, “The Mexican” (with Kara Lane from k.i.d on the hook) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “The Mexican,” of course, is a cover of the 1972 Babe Ruth track of the same name – one that has gone on to be sampled many times by hip-hop artists. The Roots supply the sounds, GZA brings the bars, and Crazy Legs and ABgirl come through at the end with a brief yet very dope performance to keep things all the way hip-hop – definitely a must watch. GZA’s long awaited new LP, Dark Matter, is coming soon..

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