Transistions Vol. 2

Transistions Vol. 2

by John Digweed
     
 

This is the second installment in a projected four-volume series of DJ mix albums by John Digweed, a DJ in both the club sense and the radio sense, and one whose particular take on house and techno sounds has made him an international star. That said, those who approach Renaissance Presents: Transitions, Vol. 2 without the hype in mind may find the music to beSee more details below

Overview

This is the second installment in a projected four-volume series of DJ mix albums by John Digweed, a DJ in both the club sense and the radio sense, and one whose particular take on house and techno sounds has made him an international star. That said, those who approach Renaissance Presents: Transitions, Vol. 2 without the hype in mind may find the music to be more functional than inspiring -- Digweed certainly has a way with texture, and many of these tracks are presented in mixes that are very satisfactory on a purely sonic level. But the grooves are inevitably rather tame and samey; everything thumps along from a nice, polite 124 bpm (at the beginning) to 129 bpm (by the final track), and there are no real departures from the four-accents-to-the-measure verities of traditional house. There are some subtle exceptions, such as William Threlfall's nicely swinging "Shivering (Pitch and Hold in Camera Obscura Remix)" and David K.'s "Boul de Nerf," which features some interesting rhythmic slippages and dysfunctions near the middle. But for the most part, the sounds are either dreamy and blippy (the two Abyss tracks) or a bit darker and more modal ("Belong to Me (Dub)" by Bruce Aisher and G Stylz). Also noteworthy: the sly nod to "Tainted Love" on Dirk Technic's "I Love You (Smallboy Remix)."

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2007
Label:
Thrive
UPC:
0651249076723
catalogNumber:
90767

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Digweed   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Dave K.   Producer
Robert Babicz   Remixing,Audio Production
Abyss   Audio Production
Bruce Aisher   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Will Brunner   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Joakim   Audio Production
Antena   Audio Production
Tobi Neumann   Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Guy Gerber   Composer,Remixing,Audio Production
William Threlfall   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
David K   Audio Production
Felix Houzer   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mar-T   Producer,Audio Production
Schmitz   Composer,Audio Production
Oliver Schmitz   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Smallboy   Audio Production
Chaim Avital   Composer
Frédéric DeSmet   Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Simon Halsberghe   Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
M. Baumann   Audio Production
Ivo Hinkel   Audio Production

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