Dimitri From Paris / Various Get Down With The Philly Sound

French house DJ and disco revivalist Dimitri From Paris offers a tribute to classic material, featuring tracks by many of the artists that historically defined disco in Philadelphia. The style ― featuring lush strings, bold horns and danceable bass lines ― was defined in Philly between 1973 and 1980 by the studio musicians known as the Family, MFSB, the Salsoul Orchestra, or the Montana Sextet (depending on who the recording was for), as well as producers Thom Bell and Gamble and Huff. Get Down With The Philly Sound is a double album, the first record featuring the original versions of some of Gamble and Huff's platinum-selling classics. The second record introduces Dimitri From Paris's reworkings of these songs using the original multi-track tapes. Highlights include the rich, upbeat "You Can't Hide From Yourself" by Teddy Prendergrass, "The Night The Lights Went Out" by the Trammps (founded by Earl Young, creator of the disco drum pattern) and "Living Together" by the (post-Motown) Jacksons, a sweet track made with musicians of the Philly disco sound. (BBE)