Renaissance Return with Three compilations in Autumn 2012

Iconic dance music institution Renaissance has had a memorable 2012. After returning to frequent activity towards the latter stages of last year they have clocked two decades in the business in glorious style, returning to Ibiza and Pacha with a sterling season. Closer to home they started their birthday celebrations with two Sasha fronted showcases in Leeds and Birmingham, with a Liverpool leg lined up for September and a second show in Birmingham with John Digweed at the forefront. And now they return to the compilation field with three releases spanning two ‘Masters Series’ and one ‘A Mix Collection’.

The first comes from one of the dons of their sound through the ages, Hernan Cattaneo supplying a ‘Masters Series’. The South American superstar has defined the musical mandate of Renaissance, blending together house and techno with an effervescent sheen. Every DJ set or compilation he has delivered is gloriously mixed and drenched in melody, whilst his musical evolution has been consistent and driven to the point where he is still revered across the globe. He is the obvious and perfect choice to kick-start the twenty year celebrations of Renaissance releases.

Following will be Tale of Us with a ‘Mix Collection’, following in the footsteps of the likes of M.A.N.D.Y. & Gui Boratto. The deadly duo both left North American as infants to grow up in Italy in a move that would shape their cosmopolitan tastes; something compounded by a recent relocation to Berlin. Their unique blend of melody heavy deep house has seen a slew of releases on Visionquest, the label du Jour of dance music of the current decade, with their DJ sets in demand for a who’s who of the key clubs and festivals; Detroit’s DEMF, Sonar, DC10, Watergate and the WMC in Miami.

The final salvo of 2012 comes from someone who has been at the centre of Renaissance since the very beginning, Nick Warren’s ‘Masters Series’. Nick has achieved nigh on everything in his rise to the top of the pile in dance music, playing across the planet as Massive Attack’s tour DJ, era defining compilations for Renaissance and Global Underground, timeless music and live shows as Way Out West and residencies at all of the key clubs; Ministry of Sound, Cream and of course Renaissance. His global pedigree is still epochal and as the final incumbent of Renaissance’s twentieth anniversary release, the legacy couldn’t be in safer hands.



  1. » Danny Howells Interview on Data Transmission General Jimmy says:

    [...] themselves have been pretty busy, announcing three new compilations to be out in the Autumn, with Nick Warren and the below event’s headliner Hernan Cattaneo [...]

  2. FORTUNA says:

    For me, Nick Warren is the bet DJ. He has done great albums with GLOBAL UNDERGROUND, but the recent ones where not as magic as in the past. This is a new turn in his career, and I am sure that this partnership with Renaissance will give him the possibility to express the best of his best.
    Nick needed help : Renaissance will produce him perfectly and will bring him what he was missing with other ones. With Renaissance, Nick will be able to open is heart and express his fantastic generosity at 200%. At this level of music, the producer are VERY important. This couple is the good one at this period of his career :
    Nick, I know it will be your best album :))

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