Sasha & John Digweed ‎– Renaissance: The Mix Collection

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Leftfield Song Of Life (Lemon Interupt Mix) 5:26
Leftfield Song Of Life (Dub For Life Mix) 4:02
Leftfield Song Of Life (Steppin' Razor Mix) 2:16
Bedrock Featuring Carol Leeming For What You Dream Of (Full On Renaissance Mix) 6:19
Rhythm Invention Chronoclasm 2:37
Disco Evangelists* De Niro (The Spaceflight Remix) 6:06
Memphisto* State Of Mind (Quiet Mix) 1:43
Moonchild (3) V.O.A.T (Original Mix) 5:28
Sunscreem Perfect Motion (Simple Dub Mix) 1:28
Sunscreem Perfect Motion (Boys Own Mix) 8:41
River Ocean Love & Happiness (Junior Boys Own Super Dub) 4:27
That Kid Chris Keep On (Pressin' On) (Didn't I Show Ya Luv?) 5:48
Remake Bladerunner 4:24
Inner City 'Til We Meet Again (Brothers In Rhythm Perkappella) 4:24
Bump House Stompin' (The Big Bump Mix) 7:02
F. Machine* Child Bride (Feedback Max Mix) 4:28
M-People* Renaissance (John Digweed's Full On Mix) 7:41
Tomita A Space Ship Lands Emitting Silvery Light 1:45
Fluke Slid (PDF Mix) 2:58
Funk Machine Let's Get This Party Started (Party Mix) 5:20
Fluke Slid (Scat And Sax Frenzy) 5:01
Corrado Trust (Pink Mix) 5:02
Dj MBG* Trance Wave 1 (Oriental Psycho Estmix) 2:01
Hysterix Talk To Me (Sasha's Full Master Mix) 7:04
Annadin* Angel 7:18
Virtualmismo Mismoplastico (Dirtysyncomix) 2:21
Virtualmismo Mismoplastico (Rubber Mix) 1:09
Virtualmismo Mismoplastico (Original Remix) 5:29
Fishbone Beat Always (Psychedelic Martini Remix) 3:39
State Of Grace* Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix) 5:47
Secret Life She Holds The Key (H.A.L.F. I'm A Believer Mix) 4:16
Funtopia Featuring Jimi Polo Do You Wanna Know (Gut Drum Mix) 5:07
V.F.R. Tranceillusion (Original Mix) 3:16
Kym Mazelle Was That All It Was (Def Mix) 7:07
M-People* How Can I Love You More (QAT Mix) 7:20
Moby Go (Nightime Mix) 5:19
Jaco Show Some Love (Original Dub) 6:38
Spooky Little Bullet (High Velocity Mix) 6:20
Sublime Sublime Theme (Dub) 3:48
Shawn Christopher Another Sleepless Night (Bassman Mix) 4:17
Unity 3 The Age Of Love Suite (Trance Dub + Fantasy Dub) 4:48
EMF They're Here (D-Ream Dream) 6:10
Solar Plexus (4) Solar Plexus 3:31
Havana Ethnic Prayer (Euro Mix) 5:32
2 Bad Mice Bombscare 3:32
Age Of Love The Age Of Love (Watch Out For Stella Club Mix) 6:14
My Friend Sam Featuring Viola Wills It's My Pleasure (Club Mix) 5:24
Lemon Interupt Dirty 4:03

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Mixed) 6 x 6 Records, 6 x 6 Records, Renaissance, Renaissance RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
RENMIX1MC Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(2xCass, Mixed) Renaissance RENMIX1MC UK 1994 Sell This Version
RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Mixed) 6 x 6 Records, 6 x 6 Records, Renaissance, Renaissance RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
REN17CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection Vol. 1&2(2xCD, Mixed, RM, Unofficial, 10t) Renaissance (3) REN17CD Russia 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection Vol. 1&2(2xCD, Mixed, RM, Unofficial, 10t) Renaissance (3) REN17CD Russia 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection Vol. 3(CD, Mixed, RM, Unofficial, 10t) Renaissance (3) REN17CD Russia 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CDLTD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Ltd, Mixed, RM, 10t) Renaissance REN17CDLTD UK 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CDPROMO Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Mixed, Promo, RM, 10t) Renaissance REN17CDPROMO UK 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Mixed, RM, 10t) Renaissance REN17CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
REN17CD Sasha & John Digweed Renaissance: The Mix Collection(3xCD, Mixed, RM, 10t) Renaissance REN17CD UK 2004 Sell This Version

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tobymessy

tobymessy

July 11, 2019
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
The best DJ mix, ever. Flawless in every way. The standard by which all other mixes are measured by - and fail. Period. Bloke below probably explains it better... ⬇️ Can I just add that the intro before fluke on second mix is Tomita - a space ship lands emitting silvery light. Cue rush to

https://www.discogs.com/Tomita-The-Bermuda-Triangle/release/7101920?ev=item-vc
SYSTEM-J

SYSTEM-J

May 6, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
25 years old, 60 reviews on Discogs at the time of writing, safely esconsed in dance music legend... what could possibly be left to say about Renaissance: The Mix Collection? Well, let's put to bed the lingering myth that this was the first commercially released mix CD. A quick scan of Discogs would demonstrate it's not even the first commercial mix CD with Sasha's name on it! It was, however, the first major branded club compilation, and is responsible for all those Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen et al compilations that used to overflow from the shelves of your local supermarket's CD section in the late 1990s.

A dubious legacy, you might think, and it may have been so if The Mix Collection's quality wasn't so obvious even 25 years after the fact. Sasha and Digweed's club sets had already been bootlegged to death by 1994 and it was clear that a mere turntable mix wasn't going to raise the stakes on what was already out there in every northern clubber's tape deck. What they did instead set a standard that almost none of the myriad imitators could match.

Think about it - how many mix CDs do you own that open with THREE mixes of the same track? Yet this is how they did it, way back in 1994. Throughout the three discs there are numerous blends, overlays and transitions that are still jaw-dropping in their creativity even now. Listening to the PDF Mix of Fluke's Slid blend over Let's Get This Party Started for minutes on end before Justin Robertson's Scat & Sax Frenzy Mix takes back over, you realise you're listening to a striking antecedent for all those fancy dan mash-up mixes of the early 2000s from Soulwax and co. Compare it to the mixing quality on any average rave tape from the early '90s and you realise just how great a leap forward this mix was when it was released, to the point that the vast majority of the mix CDs Renaissance were releasing 10 or 20 years later sounded frighteningly conventional by comparison.

But more than just the way it's mixed, what makes The Mix Collection such an enduring classic is the music on display. This really was a sweet spot in the evolution of British house music, where Italian piano drama, US vocal flamboyance and the breakbeaty influence of hardcore were bound together by the hard, trippy, banging sounds of first wave progressive house. So many of these records are absolute stone cold classics, from an era where absolutely anything could be chucked into a track provided you could make it loop. So you have cavernous dub basslines alongside gothic chimes, filthy breaks riding side by side with trancey choral pads, and soaring piano lines, gritty guitar licks and hedonistic sax freakouts all colliding in one kaleodoscopic mix. Sasha and Digweed selected the very finest cuts from the era of 1992-4 to sum up everything Renaissance was and had been, and in doing so created a timeless snapshot of a golden era of dance music, one that exists now only in ever-hazier halcyon memories and the delicate fraying folds of this classic collection.
lubizianrecord

lubizianrecord

January 28, 2019
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RM, 10t, REN17CD

Respectable Renaissance club proudly released one of the best mix albums of all time.

Raving glorius peak British dance scene proved within this remarkable mix cd.

Historical one for all Sasha Digweed fans , it's their 1st duo recorded mix.

Flawless mixing , impeccable track selection and energy flow of this mix is mind blowing .
The mix that stood the test of time and always will.

Fantastic cd artwork for this 10th anniversary deluxe edition.

Confirm will blow your room session momment ..as always happend to me everytime listening this dope mix !

A MUST FOR SASHA DIGWEED FANS .
lubizianrecord

lubizianrecord

January 28, 2019
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
Respectable Renaissance club proudly released one of the best mix albums of all time.

Raving glorius peak British dance scene proved within this remarkable mix cd.

Historical one for all Sasha Digweed fans , it's their 1st duo recorded mix.

Flawless mixing , impeccable track selection and energy flow of this mix is mind blowing .
The mix that stood the test of time and always will.

Fantastic cd artwork for this 10th anniversary deluxe edition.

Confirm will blow your room session momment ..as always happend to me everytime listening this dope mix !

A MUST FOR SASHA DIGWEED FANS .
parafernalia

parafernalia

October 21, 2018
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
I wonder whether or not Sasha and Digweed pretended that they had mixed this live using vinyl with 2 or 3 decks. It's like a spontaneous club mix.
;)
Brilliant cd btw! ♥
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

May 26, 2018
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
this is annoying to search for if you can never learn how to spell Renaissance
thequad90

thequad90

March 20, 2018
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
I have this on 6 x vinyl but they dont sell on here for some reason and i cant find anywere on internet anyone got any info on it
hobnob55

hobnob55

March 6, 2018
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
originally came with a buff corded outter slip card sleeve i believe??? ive seen 1 once and lost it on ebay about 10 yrs ago. an early master class of a mix cd .shame it was never released on vinyl. it would be rather costly today i bet .
djdom1uk

djdom1uk

September 3, 2017
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Mixed, RenMix 1CD, RENMIX 1 CD
Sasha’s Decade In The Mix: The DJ Veteran Talks About Old Times and His New 'Involv3r' Album

4/3/2013 by Michaelangelo Matos

[SNIP]

I know that a lot of early mix CDs were basically done with ProTools. Was that the case with yours?

No, they were all handmade. I never used a computer until we started working on them. We recorded three or four mixes in one go and then we’d get that chunk in the computer and take it on to the next three or four [track sequence]. We didn't use it in any kind of complicated way that you go about in making mixed CDs now. If there was any editing done, it was done on the real tape machine on the studio or something.

Obviously, you and Digweed weren’t picking every single record together. Did you each take turns putting those strings of tracks together?

It's hard to recall it exactly. Definitely it was a collaborative effort, but I had certain records that really mixed together, whether it's three or four or even five or six, and then John would have a load to mix together. We fused together like that. On one CD I did more of the mixing, and on another one, John might have done more of it. A lot of that “Renaissance” CD came from playing out live.
stephothetim

stephothetim

October 21, 2016
referencing Renaissance: The Mix Collection, 3xCD, Ltd, Mixed, RM, 10t, REN17CDLTD
Also not included on this release is the intro to CD 2 - Tomita - A Space Ship Lands Emitting Silvery Light.