V/A, After The Playboy Mansion (2002)
This was a good score, found this in a collection of second-hand vinyl; bought a couple of crates for a set price. A lot of it I wasn’t interested in, loads of dance singles and such. But there was also some great stuff – and a few curios, things I’m still working through too, checking out. I first heard this compilation, created/mixed by Dimitri From Paris, when it was released (on CD). In fact it was a go-to album, very much “shop music” for when I worked in a music store. Accessible, easy, interesting – but also, in the very perfect way, very good background music. That’s such an insult, so often – but here it works and it’s meant as compliment. Also this album can be cranked up for partying – with cuts from Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, Llorca, TS Monk and De La Soul among others. Disco, pop, hip-hop, soul, Dimitri blends it all together seamlessly. And it flows nicely. I look forward to spinning this on vinyl now – enough time has passed, I can revisit all(/most of) the “shop music” and enjoy it now away from that particular context.
Sample Track: Don’t Leave Me This Way (Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes)
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