Rennie Foster

Rennie Foster

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Rennie Foster
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Rennie Foster has been a well respected figure in the Canadian music and art community since he was just a teenager. He influenced many as an early pioneer of the Hip-Hop / B-Boy movement and later the House Music and Techno / Rave scene with his relentless underground spirit and dedication to breaking ground with everything he puts his mind to whether he was making music for the local television network, judging the DMC Dj contest or fighting for the right to dance at City Hall. Rennie is very civic minded, a long time member of the Universal Zulu Nation and he has performed and produced music for various charitable causes such as Amnesty International.

After visiting Japan several times to play, Rennie fell in love with the techno oriented Tokyo club scene and has since relocated to Tokyo where he now resides with his half- Japanese twin daughters, the main source of inspiration for this dedicated single father and full time sound pilot.
Rennie has been making himself heard the last few years with a well received string of singles and remixes with labels such as Subject-Detroit, Rebirth, Teknotika, Monoid, Synewave, Communique, Rewired (Pure-Plastic), Soiree, F-Communications etc. His music is heavily supported by well known taste-makers such as Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Dave Clarke, Sasha, Dave Seaman, James Holden and too many more to name. Rennie’s tracks have been licensed for mix CDs by the likes of Kevin Saunderson, Trentmoller and Danny Tenaglia.

Rennie runs two labels. “Futago Traxx”, known for mainly vinyl releases dedicated to organic and tribal techno fusion and the more recent upstart imprint “Dirty Works” focused on the new era of digital music and combining classic house and techno sensibility with modern dance music production.
Rennie's debut full length album "The War of Art" was released in 2007 to critical acclaim for both the music and outstanding jacket design by minimalist designer and MoMA/Smithsonian alumni Alexander Gelman.
Rebirth Records, Italy will release Rennie's next full length album February, 2010.

Rennie has showcased his unique and highly technical Dj style in clubs and venues all over North America , Europe and Asia holding his own alongside a diverse range of top players from Frankie Knuckles to Daniel Bell to Grandmaster Flash and a long list of other big names. He is currently sponsored by RANE Serato Scratch Live and utilizes both digital and vinyl sources seamlessly. His sound is jackin’ and relentless yet deep and soulful. Effortlessly blurring the lines between house music, techno, minimal and other more profound styles. Since re-locating to Japan in 2004 Rennie has become one of the most important and recognized characters in the Japanese club scene. Recently LOUD magazine ranked Rennie Foster as #22 in Japan’s “Top 50 DJs” alongside such luminaries as Ken Ishii, Fumiya Tanaka, Towa Tei and Kentaro.

All in all Rennie Foster is a hard working purveyor of high quality techno and house based music, a dedicated student of dance music’s rich history and a steadfast believer in the bright future of electronic music.
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Rennie Foster Discography

Albums

DTS-CD001 Rennie Foster The War Of Art(CD, Album) Dirty Works DTS-CD001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DTS014 Rennie Foster The War Of Art Remixes(7xFile, Album) Dirty Works DTS014 Canada 2008
DTSCD002 Rennie Foster Soul Music For The Damned(CD, Album) Dirty Works DTSCD002 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
REB006CD Rennie Foster Blood Sugar(CD, Album, Dig) Rebirth REB006CD Italy 2010 Sell This Version
LITTLEHELPERS175 Rennie Foster Little Helpers 175(8xFile, MP3, 320) Little Helpers LITTLEHELPERS175 US 2015

Singles & EPs

none Rennie "Dubnut" Foster* House. Work. Impeccable none Canada 1997 Sell This Version
PP 026 Rennie Foster The Urban Ghost EP Volume 1(12", EP, W/Lbl) Phatt Phunk Records PP 026 US 2001 Sell This Version
PP 022 Rennie Foster Chocolat Faktory(12") Phatt Phunk Records PP 022 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
FTX-002 Rennie Foster Firedancer (EP) Futago Traxx FTX-002 US 2004 Sell This Version
FTX-004 Rennie Foster / Kan Shinomura Rennie Foster / Kan Shinomura - Family Units(12") Futago Traxx FTX-004 US 2004 Sell This Version
BKR-003 Rennie Foster Codebreaker(12", Blu) Bear Knuckle BKR-003 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
RA002 Rennie Foster Homeworld Dialects EP(12", EP) RobbAudio RA002 US 2004 Sell This Version
RWX012 Rennie Foster Patrolling The Cypher Rewired RWX012 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SAB011 Rennie Foster Turn Of Events(12") Saboteur SAB011 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SW68 Rennie Foster Origin Of Species(12") Synewave SW68 US 2005 Sell This Version
FU 238, 137.0238.130 Rennie Foster La Defense(12") F... U! FCOM, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] FU 238, 137.0238.130 France 2005 Sell This Version
BIPOLAR 2017 Foster* Kamen Kaburi(12") Bipolar BIPOLAR 2017 US 2005 Sell This Version
SRT 143 Drivetrain vs. Rennie Foster Drivetrain vs. Rennie Foster - Detroit Tronic / Things We Can't Hide Soiree Records International SRT 143 US 2006 Sell This Version
RWX014 Rennie Foster From The Ashes (Remixes)(12") Rewired RWX014 UK 2006 Sell This Version
XPR-6 Rennie Foster Uncharted Quadrants Xplor Music XPR-6 US 2007 Sell This Version
Code316 NT05 Rennie Foster Life At Random EP(File, MP3, EP, 320) Code 316 Recordings Code316 NT05 France 2007
GG-45 Rennie Foster Falling Skyward(12") Teknotika Records GG-45 US 2007 Sell This Version
FTXD-001 Rennie Foster Korilion E.P.(5xFile, MP3, EP) Futago Traxx FTXD-001 Japan 2007
SUB-019 Rennie Foster Subject Tokyo Part 1(12", EP) Subject Detroit SUB-019 US 2007 Sell This Version
Decoded 005 Rennie Foster The Main Floor EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Decoded Records Decoded 005 Croatia 2007