Artist : John Dimas 
Title: Living Lies 
Label: La Vie En Rose 
Cat: LVR 007

Vinyl : 22nd January 2013 
Digital : 5th February 2013
A1. Lee Marrow – Pain (John Dimas Edit)
A2. Smoking Drums B1. Mind Games
B2. Inside Your Soul
D1 (digital version only): Double You
D2 (digital version only): Hide And Seek

Although only 5 releases young, the La Vie En Rose imprint have signaled their intent and highlighted themselves as purveyors of the finest underground house music. Lead by label-head Terence:Terry:, the longstanding “DJ’s DJ” hailing from Paris, an up-and-coming generation is pushing through with a new avant-garde sound.

After a string of well received releases on labels such as Dame Music and One Records, Greek native John Dimas has garnered a strong reputation and is most definitely regarded as one-to-watch for 2013. With 6 cuts of up front house music, Living Lies is the hotly anticipated debut LP for both label and artist…

Up first we have an edit of Pain by Lee Marrow to kick the release off in style. This is a slice of real driving house which grows and grows until the original vocal paves the way for a monster bass line (an element that becomes somewhat of a reoccurring theme in this release) which is guaranteed to have people going wild on the floor.

Dimas then takes things deeper on Smoking Drums with synth chords working nicely alongside a big low end and intricate shuffly drum work. Thick 808 kick drums and off kilter percussion on Mind Games give the track real direction and purpose. A funk fuelled bass line gets the juices flowing before a heavily fx’d organ line takes centre stage.

For the final vinyl cut things get tribal on Inside Your Soul with congas and shakers leading the way, alongside vocal stabs and snapping snares. The percussion section grows with shimmering glissandos and synth stabs, driving this one to an epic culmination.

On a digital tip we have Double You which gets the party started with a slice of old school, Chicago inspired house, characterised by sharp, shifting high hats and double kicks.  Then on Hide and Seek a grumbly bass line sets the tone early on before echoed vocal stabs and eerie cosmic sounds pan throughout the mix. Synth melodies bubble along until things break down completely before returning incrementally to devastating effect.




20.12.12 > Paris Release Party @ Nouveau Casino

JOHN DIMAS (Claap,One Records,La Vie En Rose)

VINCENT VIDAL VS GAFFY (Sweet Art Family,9am)

GREGO G VS TERENCE :TERRY: (Concrete , La Vie En Rose)


 What They Say

Kasper Esperanza Great record by John!! Thanks so much! :)
Kerri Chandler Finally! Lee Marrow – Pain (John Dimas Edit)
Luke Solomon Classic / Freaks / Music For Freaks inside your soul is a cool jam…with toast
Livio & Roby Viva Thanks for the music.
Grzegorz Demianczuk CATZ’N DOGZ (Dirtybird/Get Physical) solid ep ! will play /greg
James Burnham Burnski Some great tracks in here, edit is a bomb. JD on fire
Amos Waifs & Strays nice EP, like the whole thing. thanks!
Michael Doddman Huxley (Ethyl & Huxley) love dimas’ stuff and this is no different. nice!
Ian Pooley Various double you will be in my upcoming sets for sure !!
MANIK M A N I K (Ovum/Fresh Meat/) Nice collection of house tunes. Will def give a few of these a try. Thx!
Viv / Anstacia Blond-ish lee marrow edit gonna work in the club for sure.
Lauhaus Lanting Polder / Intacto sick ep. inside, edit and hide are my picks. full support!!
James What James What, Crosstown Rebels, Murmur, Dessous good vibes, inside your soul!
Kate  Simko Spectral Sound Really nice, will be playing a couple of these for sure!
David  Pher VIVa / Tsuba Pain for me !! Thank you.
Franco Cinelli Bass Culture / Thema KILLER !!!!!!!!!!!, thanks a lot :)
Liron Kabale Und Liebe tnx double you & smoking drums for me
Darren Rock Rocky / Xpress 2 Nice beats.
Carsten Schuchmann Meat (Get Physical / Freebase) Well done EP
Alex Arnout Dogmatik Solid EP by John and another great release from La Vie En Rose. Full support.
Darren House Diesel / Xpress 2 Double You is great.
Timmy Stewart Jet Project Feeling loads on here, Lee Marrow edit ace too.
Jamie Odell Jimpster (Freerange) Smoking Drums sounds killer. will be trying it out this weekend.
James Fox cool house moves here, all very playable. lee marrow edit is a body worker for sure.
Tom Findlay Groove Armada Inside your Soul really stands out. full of funk.
Brett Griffin Droog LA / Culprit Solid EP of deepness from a label that is hitting on all cylinders.
Dj Wild Rekids / Circo Loco (DC10 Ibiza) thanks will try it
Thomas Koch DJ T, Get Physical will download. thank you for good music!
Lars Sandberg Funk D Void / Soma Pain edit rules….love it
Eric Maetrik / Maceo Plex very good pack, thanks
Tony Rodriguez Brothers’ Vibe Great vibes!
Tini Desolat MInd games is nice thanks :)
Arnaud Le Texier Safari Electronique Double You is great man ;-)
Gavin Herlihy Mood Music / Buzzin Fly / Kindisch Great EP – lots of club weapons in here
Boris Werner Remote Area Great tracks, as usual from Mr Dimas.. My fav is Pain
Ash Subb-An (One/Crostown Rebels) Downloading, thanks
Julien Veniel D’Julz / Pokerflat more funky beats from john ; great job mister . smoking drums is my fave here
kostas tassopoulos Ekkohaus (2020 vision, morris audio, cargo edition, liebe detail) Great record from John, lovin all the stems, specially Double you, Smoking drums, and Mindgames, thanx, ekkohaus
MANDY Get Physical will download. thank you for good music!
Danny Ward Dubble D / Moodymanc nice edit of pain here for me ta