RENAISSANCE comes to the Arthouse to launch their latest CD compilation 3dCd, Headlined by the CDs mixermaster TOM MIDDLETON this night will be a lot of fun.
The latest mix in Renaissance’s triple-disc 3D series comes from UK dance stalwart Tom Middleton, the man behind Global Communication, Jedi Knights, Cosmos and a dozen more projects over the past twenty years.
Like previous 3D volumes by Faithless and Satoshi Tomiie, the 3CD package is separated into ‘Club’, ‘Studio’ and ‘Home’ discs, each with it’s own distinct feel. "I love the 3D concept", says Middleton. “It provides me with the perfect platform to showcase my musical diversity. In fact, I think this is the closest thing I’ve ever done to my Cosmos compilation. I’m frequently asked if I’d ever follow that up and I guess this is finally it."
The mix is heavily house oriented, and includes five new Middleton cuts on the ‘Studio’ disc, including a remix of Ulrich Schnauss and two Cosmos tracks, ‘Lost Inside’ plus a 3D dub interpretation of his older track ‘Take Me With You’.
Tom hails from south west England, but his musical knowledge is worldwide - his talents seem to know no bounds. Established as a DJ (of 12 years standing), artist, producer and remixer, Tom is renowned for his off the wall approach to music and life. Global Communications ("76:14" including the seminal ambient epic Grandfather Clock track.. "Ob-selon Mi-nos"), Cosmos, Jedi Knights ("New School Science") and Reload ("A Collection of Short Stories") - all have Tom at the helm. Some big tunes, some genuine classics and bucket loads of talent.
True eclecticism is always hard to find, but with ‘Sound Of The Cosmos’ look no further. Where else will you find Blue Monday overlaid with Tiga’s ultra hot ‘Sunglasses At Night’, or Schmoov’s remix of A Millions Sons’ truly genius ‘Misti Blu’ sitting happily alongside Bob Morgan’s ‘Marguerite’ (a reggae version of the Tony Hart’s ‘Take Heart’ theme tune)? Right here...Tom is a classically trained cellist and pianist, grew up on a diet of breakdancing, surfing and skating, 80’s electro, synth pop, hip hop, ska, goth, rock, jazzfunk, soul and boogie, early Chicago acid house , Detroit techno and New York house and garage, which might explain his eclectic tastes. Also keep your ears peeled for those unmistakable Cosmos ‘Take Me With You’ bleeps fading in and out of the mix.