Saturday, 21 February 2015

Meeting Dimitri from Paris

House Music DJ Dimitri from Paris played in Manchester's Milton Club last night, whipping up a mix of funk and disco to an appreciative crowd. Dimitri was the first to headline for Soul Purpose, a new monthly event at the club.

A lot of the songs he chose were 70's originals of songs that you didn't realise were actually samples. For instance: you may remember Spiller's Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) from 2000. 

But why play this when you can play the original, largely-unknown-to-under-40's track from Carol Williams?

Fridays have been quiet nights across the whole of Manchester in recent months, but last night's event was filled with good people and was the busiest Friday I've seen in the club.

A Dimitri from Paris mix from the Radio 1 archives:

I couldn't leave without a handshake and a photo with the superb DJ.

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