Dimitri From Paris' Sacrebleu

Are you english speaking, want to talk to and be understood by jazz musicians, hipsters, beatniks, juvenile delinquents, and the criminal French? Dimitri From Paris is your teacher.

Dimitri From Paris’ first album, Sacrebleu, was probably my first proper introduction to the world of lounge and easy listening. It literally got me stuck on the Easy Listening channel of my digital subscriber radio for two months (internet radio stations were not widespread yet at that point). The radio opened up a wide world of “original” music, that from which Dimitri had drawn his influences.

But Sacrebleu is not just a cheap copy of what’s been done. It stands on its own as an artistic blend of samples from the times when men were gentlemen and women were ladies. And most importantly, it’s so joyous and frisky and at the same time innocent and playful. It makes you smile, want it or not (after the introduction to this album, you usually do).

If you’re still not sure, check out the video for Sacré Français for the full audio-visual Dimitri experience.

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