Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Renaissance - A Decade Of Dance: Mixed By Nigel Dawson

Sorry about the lack of posting over the last few days, been making most of the weekend and the weather! Went to see Lottie at Plug (if you were there I was the one with the hat on! I was looking after it for a mate, honest!) & Little John's grave at Hathersage! So, in a totally unrelated mix (cos I can't be arsed to go up to the "library" and choose anything & this is downstairs...) here's an new to old school mix given away with Muzik back in September 2002.

Nigel Dawson is a DJ known for his definitive house sets varying from the deeper and subtle music to the full on progressive and has built a solid reputation working with the likes of Cream, Ministry of Sound and, of course, Renaissance.

In 1992 Renaissance was in it's infancy. Residents were Sasha and Digweed esteemed company to say the least, making it one of the hardest stages on which to make an impression, but impress Nigel did and it forged his own residence which has survived to this day.

The scenario is familiar guest DJ fails to show, young and unknown there is Nigel on hand willing to fill in, young DJ rocks it, consequently, young DJ goes onto glittering DJ and production career. However familiar this scenario is it rarely, if ever happens, but in Nigel Dawson's case it is.

Along the way this talent and penchant for hard work has established him as a regular on the UK club circuit this includes The Tunnel, The Pod, Lush, Slinky to name but a few. He has become the cornerstone of the long running successful night at The Cross in London as sole resident but also can be found playing at Media in Nottingham to his and their home crowd on a regular basis.

If that weren't enough he also guests at many of the clubs in the UK and Worldwide and as a result Nigel is now established an impeccable global reputation. International dates include : Australia, South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ibiza, Canada, Russia, China, Amsterdam Luxemburg, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Belgium. Following months this is to expand further to Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Finland and France.

In 1996 Nigel made the logical progression into studio production. From this his pseudonym "Dominion" was born and his first track soon found a home on Whoop Records. Entitled " The Gate ", it was an instant success with the progressive mafia and was included on the Renaissance four compilation featuring Dave Seaman and lan Ossia. "Creation" also was included on Renaissance's Singapore compilation mixed by Dave Seaman.
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01 Heller & Farley - Rising Sun (Danny Tenaglia Remix) (6:43)
02 Morel - True (The Faggot Is You) (Deep Dish Mix) (8:28)
03 Science Department - Breathe (Lexicon Avenue Vocal Remix) (7:43)
04 Finger Fest Inc. - Autoporno (Original Mix) (4:44)
05 Dr. Atomic - Schudelfloss (Mix 2) (5:28)
06 Who Dem Guyz? - We Can Make It (Bump UK Club Mix) (7:39)
07 Pete Lazonby - Wavespeech (Tilt's Mainline Remix) (8:12)
08 Human Movement - Traveller's Theme (3:38)
09 Secret Knowledge - Ooh Baby (5:04)
10 Breeder - The Chain (5:59)
11 Rejuvination - Requiem (5:43)

Renaissance - A Decade Of Dance: Mixed By Nigel Dawson


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1 comment:

Rob Stevens said...

Hi There...does anyone have a copy of Renaissance Mix Volume 4 (Seaman and Ossia)?

Please contact me on rob.stevens@higherrecruitment.com.au