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Dave Seaman And Ian OssiaRenaissance: The Mix Collection Part 4

Label:6 x 6 Records – RenMix4CD, Renaissance – RenMix4CD
Series:Renaissance: The Mix Collection – Part 4
Format:
3 x CD, Mixed, Red Leaf Artwork
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Progressive House, Breakbeat, Drum n Bass, Progressive Trance

Tracklist

Dave Seaman #1
1-01Elements Of LifeAre You With Me Love?
Written-ByMr Onester*, Steven Craden*
1:47
1-02System 7Sirènes (Marshall Jefferson Mix)3:16
1-03Deep DishStay Gold (Original Mix)
Written-ByDubfire/Sharam*
4:38
1-04EvolutionLook Up To The Light (Quivver To The Vocal Mix)
RemixQuivver
Written-ByJamieson*, Sutton*
6:56
1-05Lil Mo Yin Yang*Reach (Basement Jaxx Firecracker Mix)
RemixBasement Jaxx
Written-ByMorillo*, Vega*
4:49
1-06GarbageQueer (Hefty Bag Mix)
Written-ByGarbage
6:49
1-07DesertFeelings Run So Deep
Written-ByP.Kane*, P.Pringle*
7:25
1-08SashaOhmna
Written-ByA.Coe*
7:43
1-09DominionThe Gate (Original Mix)
Written-ByNigel Dawson
5:50
1-10D Note*Garden Of Earthly Delights (Accapella)
Written-ByE.Freeman*, M.Winn*
5:08
1-11Paul van DykBeautiful Place (Sundae 6am Mix)
Written-ByJens Wojnar, Paul van Dyk
5:36
1-12Sam MollisonCry (Fade DMC Mix)
RemixFade
8:44
1-13ChicaneOffshore (Disco Citizens Mix)
RemixDisco Citizens
1:20
1-14Power CircleA Little Love, A Little Life (Accapella)
Written-ByDear*, Burton*, Sullivan*
6:40
Dave Seaman #2
2-01Dance Planet*Orbit (Intro)
Written-ByPerniola*, Bini*
1:28
2-02Sarah McLachlanPossession (Rabbit In The Moon Mix)
Written-ByS.McLachlan*
5:11
2-03Pete LazonbyWavespeech (Junior Vasquez Mix)
RemixJunior Vasquez
Written-ByPeter Lazonby*
8:05
2-04Horse (3)Careful (Sasha / Brothers In Rhythm Mix)
Written-ByMcAkinden*, McDonald*
10:44
2-05BedrockSet In Stone
Written-ByJ.Digweed/N.Muir*
10:26
2-06Lucky MonkeysBjango (Way Out West Mix)
RemixWay Out West
Written-ByLucky Monkeys
4:47
2-07SoundsationDo You Feel It (Original)
VocalsS.Latham*
Written-ByM.Hat*, P.Lunn*, S.Latham*
6:46
2-08OutcastRollercoaster (Good For Horses Mix)
Written-ByB.Hannant*, R.Brown*, S.Winton*
1:52
2-09IncognitoI Hear Your Name (Accapella)5:14
2-10Libra Presents TaylorAnomaly (Calling Your Name) (Granny's Mix)
PresenterLibra
RemixGranny
Written-ByBrian Transeau, Taylor
5:10
2-11BjörkHyperballad (Album Version)
Written-ByB.Gudmundsdöttir*
5:06
2-12Dave WallaceFuture Reality (Part 1)
Written-ByDave Wallace
4:53
2-13Wayward Minds*Homeland (Xpressive Journey Mix)
Written-ByD.Hickey*
8:08
Ian Ossia
3-01Kristine WLand Of The Living (Dekkard's Planet Vocal Mix)
RemixDekkard*
Written-ByKristine W, Rob D. Rollo*
9:35
3-02Sjef Van LeeuwenVoices Of K.A. (Angeles Voices Of Eden Mix)
RemixAngeles
Written-BySjef Van Leeuwen
6:47
3-03ShivaLet There Be Love (Renaissance Mix)
Written-ByCampbell*, Piscatelli*, Ross*
5:42
3-04YekuanaCanis Loopus (Remix)
Written-ByK.Madison*, L.Harris*
4:55
3-05Universal State Of MindAll Because Of You (Original Mix)6:41
3-06KeokiCaterpillar (Rabbit In The Moon Disco 2000 Mix)5:58
3-07Djum DjumDifference (Cake Mix)
Written-ByN.Barnes*, N.Cole*
3:24
3-08Big C Featuring Alice (2)Daylight (Infallible Clank Mix)
VocalsAlice (2)
Written-ByBig C, D.Lewis (2)
5:21
3-09Way Out WestAjare (Original Mix)4:07
3-10Blue AmazonNever Forget
Written-ByReid*, Softley*
12:19
3-11SuperealOne Nation (Unity Mix)
RemixJohn Crossley
Written-ByFreegard*, Morris*
3:09
3-12HeliotropicWalk With Me (Mix # 1)
Written-ByDewar*, Hale*
5:56
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Comes in a clamshell box with a cardboard drawer inside which holds three cardboard sleeves.
The outer cardboard box was issued with three different designs: with a yellow, a green or a red leaf on the front cover (as shown on the inlays). This release has the red leaf design.

This compilation ℗ Six6/Avex 1996. © Six6/Avex 1996.
Under exclusive license to Avex UK from Best Beat Dance Ltd.
Marketed by Avex.
Distributed by Pinnacle.
Designed at Dolphin.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5029345002086
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): S RENMIX 4 CD ONE 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): S RENMIX 4 CD TWO 03 DISCTRONICS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): S RENMIX 4 CD THREE 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2, CD3): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 8774
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 8707
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 8769

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  • tobymessy's avatar
    tobymessy
    Edited 6 months ago
    The mix collection - part 4 - this is the final numbered Renaissance compilation of the series before it transitions to Renaissance Worldwide… Renaissance Awakenings etc etc

    Sasha and Digweed’s vol #1 from 1994 is still the benchmark IMHO. If you’re discovering this series for the first time, perhaps begin at the start and work your way through… Digweed’s REN mix 2 is glorious… FOS’s mix 3 is an airy housey reprieve: before it dives back into the prog house pool for mix 4.

    The series stood apart from other commercial counterparts: plush packaging, underground track selection, care and detail in the production… all adding up to something more substantial in contrast to the comps from Fantazia or Cream: cheap, garish covers - holographic bikini girls, feather boas - housing Brandon Block et al mixing ubiquitous chart anthems.

    Dave Seaman’s Mix 1 on this compilation is one of the best I’ve heard. An autonomous soundscape in autumnal hues, it weaves gently from deep house to atmospheric prog leading to the climax of Chicane and Power Circle. It’s all in the details: the cue out of Sam Mollison is sublime and acapellas are sprinkled imaginatively to great effect - D Note particularly.

    Mix 2 less so and feels a bit stop starty. There are however still some great tracks - the Sasha/BIR remix of Horse, Dave Wallace (stealing a leaf from Oakie’s book… was all the rage), Sarah McClachlan (RITM), Lucky Monkeys (intended as a Fluke remix of Bjork) & … Bjork

    Ian Ossia’s mix has some great tracks but the experience is akin to sitting in a car with the driver slamming on the break pedal repeatedly. Beginning with a boisterous mix of Kristine W, cueing Sjef Van Leeuwen is like driving into a wall…

    Overall - a great package. DS’s mix 1 is the best of the bunch, and possibly one of the highlights of the series… and all for less than a tenner on Discogs! Bloody good value

    DS is back for Renaissance worldwide London - also well worth seeking out.
    • SYSTEM-J's avatar
      SYSTEM-J
      Edited 11 months ago
      I must be living in an alternate reality to the rest of these reviewers, because Ian Ossia's disc here is a hot mess. The Yekuana track with the pan pipes and leopard roars sounds like something you'd hear in the gift shop of a '90s zoo, the Keoki track is just pure nonsense, and why on Earth does he go from the slamming full power Ajare into a soporific 12 minute full roll out of Never Forget by Blue Amazon - the slow burning opening track from their Javelin album? Cutting the transition out of Big C mid-vocal is just ugly mixing as well. Ian is going to be sending his boys round to my house, no doubt, because I also slagged off his other Renaissance disc, but I gotta call them as I see them.

      Dave Seaman's second disc is also a bit stop-start - much as I love that remix of Horse - Careful, it absolutely murders the momentum here, and then we have to hear Set In Stone go from 0 to 60 in slightly less time than your average ice age. It's worth sticking around to the end though to hear him jump aboard the mid-90s atmospheric jungle bandwagon very adroitly. Dave Wallace - Future Realities is quite simply gorgeous, the sound of your replicated digital consciousness being uploaded to the cloud server labelled "heaven".

      In the end it's Seaman's first disc that best stands the test of time. Clearly earmarked as the warm-up disc, it goes from the classic deep house of Marshall Jefferson and Deep Dish into widescreen panoramic progressive from Desert, Sasha and Dominion and finishes with a warm Balearic touch from PVD and Chicane in the days when you weren't embarrassed to utter those two names. It's the only CD out of these three I ever bother to listen to these days, although apparently nobody on Discogs agrees with me.
      • renegadeviking's avatar
        This CD box is one of my all time favorites. Dave Seaman's mixes on the first 2 disc are absolutely superior work. The mixing is seamless and the track selection represents some of the best music of the time. Excellent tracks are Deep Dish - Stay Gold, Garbage - Queer, and Sarah McLachlan - Possesion. Also there are classics by Sasha, Bedrock and Paul Van Dyk. What really stands out with this set is the 3rd disc by Ian Ossia. It is purely incredible!! It is every bit as good as the first two discs in this collection and possibly better. Why? The flow is so smooth. Also, this is just a happy CD. Definitely a disc to play when you love life. It starts with Land of the Living by Kristine W which is breathingtaking in its gratitude. Shortly after we come to Let there Be Light which touches on the basic need for Love and Goodness in our lives. From there it keeps going, maintaining the energy that it starts out with and consistently builds. Twelve good and longs tracks of pure bliss. Enjoy!!
        • Numanoid's avatar
          Numanoid
          The reason I come back to the mix CD1 is "D Note Garden Of Earthly Delights (Accapella)" it sits perfectly in the middle, adds a breather, and food for thought.
          • Hando_Jin's avatar
            Hando_Jin
            Edited 4 years ago
            As with almost all Progressive DJs' sets - just as it gets going; it's over.
            • itsik1976's avatar
              itsik1976
              Edited 9 years ago
              Sydney, August 2013 - I feel the need to write few words with regards to the 3rd CD of this release, Ian Ossia's mix. This release has been a soundtrack to a beautiful period of my life 15 years ago. This set still sounds fresh today and holds the beauty of it's music. From the dramatic start of Dekkard's stunning remix of Kristine W through Shiva's glorious Let There Be Love and on to Blue Amazon's monumental Never Forget - This is one of the most colorful, driving, exotic, soulful, mind altering mixes i have ever heard - You can tell that a lot of love has been put into it - The track selection that identified a period and the brilliant mixing - in my opinion this set should be regarded as one of the best Renaissance recordings out there. The golden age of what would be called Progressive House. We should have heard much more of Ian Ossia

              The other 2 sets from Dave Seaman - his catapulting moment and as well stunning releases of mixes that feature classic gems from Deep Dish, Sasha and one of my favourite remixes of all time - HORSE - CAREFUL (Sasha / Brothers In Rhythm mix) ...Mesmerizing.

              All in all - The Mix Collection Part 4 is at the top list of Best Mixes of All Time - 10/10 - Absolute Classic!!!!
              • jiggawhat's avatar
                jiggawhat
                Edited 11 years ago
                Dave Seaman earns his stripes on this one. Neither of his Global Underground CDs nor his later Renaissance mixes come close to the mastery that these mixes are. This is the defining moment of Dave Seaman's career, a hallmark of the progressive house genre. A couple of hints of trance here and there, but the house influences take precedence. This does not remind me of anything from Nick Warren, Sasha, Digweed, or the typical acts associated with Dave Seaman. Rather, it's a hybrid of BT's "Ima" and Oakenfold's "Global Underground: Oslo" CD1, both of which are outstanding in their own right and released right around the same time period.

                The first disc is a mesmerizing journey from dark, primitive trance to a climax of upbeat, soulful, and life-affirming progressive house. The second disc is less energetic, but features a similar blend of styles, with some drum 'n' bass thrown in to add a little diversity (not unlike GU Oslo). Overall, the second disc is a bit weaker than the first, but it's still outstanding. Ian Ossia's mix is competent, but nothing to write home about.
                • NicScarlet's avatar
                  NicScarlet
                  The defining mix of 90's progressive house. The second Dave Seaman mix is probably the best mix he's ever recorded. Still easily holds it's own today, which is really saying something. Even Mr Seaman himself has commented that this is the only one of his own dance releases that he still listens to today (sleeve notes of The Masters Series Volume 7).

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