Disco Forever: Sound of Underground Disco Compiled by Dimitri

Disco Forever: Sound of Underground Disco Compiled by Dimitri

by Dimitri from Paris

CD

Overview

Between the multi-volume Disco Spectrum series and Kenny Dope's Disco Heat bonanza, just to call out a couple of examples, Barely Breaking Even has become the disco equivalent of Rhino, constantly providing the rare and the otherwise overlooked inside ornately packaged multi-disc compilations. Dimitri From Paris' Disco Forever is another labor of love from the U.K. label, including a mix of '70s and early-'80s disco and boogie from the DJ as well as two unmixed discs that include each song from the first disc in full plus two bonus tracks. Dimitri digs real deep for most of the selections and pulls out some rarities that only veteran jocks and club-goers knew about until now. Other inclusions, like the Universal Robot Band's "Barely Breaking Even" (the song from which the label takes its name) and Love Committee's "Just As Long As I Got You" (in excellent re-edit form from Dimitri) are bona fide boogie and disco classics. The mix disc is enjoyable but not stellar, running through 16 tracks in an hour, with somewhat abrupt (but not jarring) transitions prevailing over smooth blends. The real treat is the other two-thirds of the package. Some of the songs have remained scarce for a reason, while others are positively brilliant and make you consider the injustice behind what went platinum and what went tin.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2012
Label: K7
UPC: 0689787803426
catalogNumber: 34A

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dimitri from Paris   Primary Artist
D.C. Larue   Track Performer
Love Committee   Track Performer
Eastside Connection   Track Performer
Pat Lundy   Track Performer
Two Man Sound   Track Performer
Phil Medley   Conductor
Jimmy Roma   Track Performer
LTG Exchange   Track Performer
Universal Robot Band   Track Performer
Little Scotty   Track Performer
Tommy Wood   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Nat Adderley   Composer
Dee Ervin   Producer
D.C. Larue   Producer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Bob Blank   Engineer
Patricia Brown   Producer
Gonzalo Fernandez   Producer
Dennis Ganim   Executive Producer
Milton Hamilton   Producer
Hubert Heard   Producer
Bhen Lanzaroni   Arranger,Producer
Phil Medley   Arranger
Jerry Peters   Producer
Aram Schefrin   Arranger,Producer
Edison Youngblood   Engineer
John Ferrara   Remixing
Doug King   Producer
Tony Valor   Producer
G. Phillips   Arranger,Producer
Jorge Barreiro   Producer
Tal Armstrong   Executive Producer
Peter Brown   Producer

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