Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Finding a Cure...Once Again

It seems like a "Match made in Heaven" when it comes to Dimitri From Paris re-editing a classic Ashford & Simpson track. We saw the first example of this back in the year 2000, when Dimitri's amazing re-edit of "Found A Cure" was included on A Night At The Playboy Mansion mix compilation, which happens to be a personal favorite of mine. Well earlier this year on a new Ashford & Simpson 'best-of' type of compilation, The Warner Bros. Years: Hits, Remixes & Rarities, we saw the two come together again with Dimitri this time re-editing the 1979 classic "Stay Free". Even though the new edit of "Stay Free" isn't quite as ripe for the prime moments on a dancefloor as "Found A Cure", the more laid back edit is equally as good in my opinion. Dimitri does a nice job touching up and extending the finer moments of the original, making the song just right for those early hour dancefloor or coll-down mixes. Nice results again from this solid combination.

Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free (Dim's DJ Friendly Mix)

1 comment:

Paul said...

Punk rock! Thank's for posting this one! I'm gonna pick up the Warner Bros. Years CD!

I live in NYC, and have seen Nick Ashford 2-3 times on the east side of Manhattan in the 50's. My wife's friend works at the Home Depot in that area, and has seen him in the store also. He looks pretty much the same, still looks young!