My 5 Favorite Things: Dimitri From Paris
Born in Turkey but now very much a part of France, Dimitri Yerasimos has been a prolific producer, DJ and remixer over the last 17 years. After the success of an early career DJing on radio, he became an in-demand remixer, and was also asked to create runway soundtracks for some of fashion’s biggest designers, including Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent.
His own productions fuse a wide range of house and disco vibes, but always with an inimitable sense of style and an upfront party-leading sensibility. Yerasimos’ latest release, Dimitri From Paris Back In The House, sees him saluting classic and contemporary disco vibes, and taking an eclectic, upfront house journey, via two mixes that take in the likes of Soul Clap, Faze Action, Maceo Plex, Sébastien Tellier and Marshall Jefferson.
To test Dimitri’s Paris credentials, we asked him for some French favorites:
2. French disco act or artist: Rather than quoting one of the big ubiquitous names, I figured you’d be more interested in something a little off-center, like the one-hit wonder that was Etat Major, with “Django Jet.”
3. Parisian club: I never liked Parisian clubs, because they never cared much about music. Luckily, we have good promoters to save the night. I recommend you look for Mona and Wax Groove, with legendary French pioneer and DJ Erik Rug.
4. Parisian record shop: Superfly Records, the best selection in town for rare vinyl grooves. It has the Gilles Peterson stamp of approval, too.
5. French film: À bout de souffle (Breathless). Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg and Paris in 1960. Quintessential Nouvelle Vague, charmingly romantic, with great music and views of a bygone era.
Dimitri From Paris Back In The House is released on August 28 on Defected Records.