Globe-trotting celebrity DJ to spin in SeoulKing of French Disco. A magnet for uber-chic parties. The Playboy Mansion. These are primary ingredients in making the renowned DJ, Dimitri From Paris.
Keeping his mega-hit “Playboy Mansion” series rolling, the globe-trotting DJ makes a stop-over in Seoul tomorrow night at the W Seoul Hotel in eastern Seoul.
The live performance by the Turkish-born DJ based in France is the third in the “Orbit:06” series organized by Riskei, a local party planner. Dimitri From Paris will be joined by two Korean DJs, Oriental Funk Stew, aka Decode, and DJ Smood.
Dimitri From Paris’ musical career started when he began DJ-ing at Radio 7 in the mid-’80s then moved to the hottest French music radio station, NRJ. He began a new trend of house funk collaborating with famed DJs, such as Philippe Zdur and Etienne Daho. His 1996 debut album “Sacrebleu” by Yellow Productions, was named the Album of the Year by Mixmag, becoming an international sell-out. Suddenly, Dimitri From Paris was no longer a Parisienne phenomenon but a global icon of the French dance scene. The 1997 album “Monsieur Dimitri’s De-Lux House of Funk” only reconfirmed his house roots.
Dimitri From Paris is an accomplished DJ and remixer who has worked on songs by Bjork, New Order, James Brown, Quincy Jones and more. Over the years, the DJ, who churns out a trademark blend of cool retro grooves and contemporary house beats, has also been part of high-end fashion shows at Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent ― adding an element of fashion to his already uber-cool image in the trendiest spots around the world.
At the release of an internationally acclaimed CD, “A Night at the Playboy Mansion,” by the Respect Is Burning label, in April 2000, Monsieur Dimitri rocked on even harder. The success led to the birth of the “Playboy Mansion” series, and in 2002, a double-CD set, titled “After the Playboy Mansion,” delighted Dimitri fans everywhere.
In Korea, Dimitri From Paris is a widely recognized name; his music has been used as background music in several TV commercials.
by Ines Cho
The door at Woobar in the hotel lobby opens at 8 p.m. Admission is 30,000 won ($26). Advance tickets at 25,000 won are available through Ticket.interpark.co.kr.
For inquiries, call Riskei at (02) 542-1567 or visit the Web site www.riskei.co.kr.