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John Digweed - Transitions
John Digweed’s relationship with Renaissance has been one of the longest and most distinguished in dance music. It began over a decade ago when he became one of the original residents of Venue 44 in Mansfield alongside Sasha. The promise of the pair’s incredible partnership and current residence was soon made legendary on Renaissance – The Mix Collection Vol. 1, widely regarded as the best dance compilation of all time, and the first to attain ‘Gold’ status in the UK, the benchmark against which all subsequent comps have been set. Now, following the 10th anniversary re-release of that eponymous album John returns with ‘Transitions’, his latest mix compilation with Renaissance. With the title taken from his globally syndicated radio show the single disc series will be released as two volumes each year. This new series will showcase John’s inimitable sound and flawless mixing which has established him as one of the world’s most innovative DJs and producers, reaching audiences across the globe.
As one half of Bedrock, alongside Nick Muir, he’s also proven to be a strong and diverse force in the studio, recently having scored the music for MTV’s animated production of Spider-Man. They have also had countless releases including two that entered the UK Top 40 (‘Heaven Scent’ and ‘For What You Dream Of’), the latter having featured in the hit movie ‘Trainspotting’.
John has continually influenced the world of electronic music, his management and creative direction helping to launch the careers of Danny Howells, Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier and Luke Fair whilst still finding time to remix tracks for industry heavyweights such as Quincy Jones, Underworld, The Music and New Order. Other career highs include the landmark residence at New York’s legendary Twilo, the arena-busting Delta Heavy Tour of America, the Area 2 tour with David Bowie and Moby, the Bedrock residencie at Heaven, London and performing for an audience of well over 250,000 with Fatboy Slim on Brighton Beach, not to mention two further ‘Gold’ selling compilations. Little wonder he topped DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100’ DJ list in 2001 and has remained in the top 10 ever since.
The first volume of Renaissance: John Digweed - Transitions will be released in June 2006.