Monday, 14 September 2009

Focus On : Renaissance mixed by Neil Quigley

Title : Focus On : Renaissance mixed by Neil Quigley
Genre : Electronic
Style : Prog.House/Tech-House
Format : 2xCD
Label : Renaissance Recordings
Catalog# : RENFOC1
Release Date : 16/08/2009
Tracks : 18
Play Time : 72.23

Neil Quigley has undoubtedly made his mark over the last few years, from supporting John Digweed at his legendary Bedrock residency at Heaven to playing under the Renaissance banner all over the world he has developed his name on a global level whilst still maintaining a close understanding of Renaissance as a label. So, little surprise that when we embarked upon the daunting project of selecting and mixing the best of the label’s recent releases we turned to Mr Quigley to sprinkle a bit of his unique magic over proceedings. As he puts it, “My aim was to showcase the varied styles of their output over recent years, making sure I included many of my favourites, and put them together in a way that still flowed so people can enjoy it as a mix in its own right.”
Not content just to utilise the Renaissance catalogue, Quigley has provided a new original production that shows off his studio skills to full effect. Describing ‘That Whole Thing’ Neil says the track, “… reflects the direction my sound has taken of late; simpler, more stripped down and tougher than before”, all this without losing any of his renowned soulful edge.
He also took the opportunity to remix Phonique’s ‘For The Time Being’ which he considers to be: “one of the seminal house tracks over the past ten years,” and goes on to elaborate, “being able to work with Erlend Øye's vocals was a thrill for a Royksopp fan like myself.”
Incorporating his own work with a pool of resources that includes tracks from some of the biggest names around, Quigley seamlessly weaves together contributions from the likes of John Digweed, James Zabiela, Jerome Sydenham, Nic Fanciulli, Christian Smith & John Selway alongside material from rising stars of the scene such as Tigerskin, Henry Saiz and Abyss, showing the label’s diversity and constant passion for breaking new talent.
Consequently Mr Quigley is able to create something fresh with this mix, presenting the sound of Renaissance, without losing the underlying vibe that has made his name as a DJ of some repute.

01. Shlomi Aber - Random Fiction Feat. Anat Ben Hemo
02. Phonique Feat. Erlend Øye - For The Time Being (Neil Quigley Remix)
03. Solaris Heights - No Trace (Neil Quigley’s Pacemaker Instrumental)
04. Neil Quigley - That Whole Thing
05. Christian Smith + John Selway - It’s Like That
06. Henry Saiz - Hello Infinite
07. Martin Eyerer + Stephan Hinz - Tucan (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
08. Abyss - Hiccups (Dub Version)
09. Shlomi Aber - State Of No One (Shlomi Aber Remix)
10. John Digweed - Gridlock (Henry Saiz White Noise Rain Ceremony)
11. John Digweed - Gridlock (Henry Saiz Remix)
12. Futureshock - Tiger Dust (Alex Neri Remix)
13. Pete Tong + Superbass - Wonderland (Original)
14. Henry Saiz - Artificial Paradises
15. Dave Seaman - Attack Of The Abalones
16. James Zabiela - Perseverance (Luke Dzierzek Remix)
17. Umek - Utopia (Tigerskin Remix)
18. Solaris Heights - Vice (Sydenham Vox)
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