The famed prog DJ will release his first mix CD in three years on Renaissance this September.
Howells, of course, got his big break warming up the crowd for John Digweed at Bedrock. Spreading his wings past the prog colossus, he quickly became one of the biggest draws in progressive house himself in the late '90s and early '00s through this relentless touring and spate of mix CD's. That said, it's been three long years since we've heard from Howells mix-wise.
That all changes in early September when Renaissance: The Mix Collection will be released on the label of the same name. Over two discs, Howells has crafted one of his trademark journeys into sound that according to the man himself "is a lot deeper than I've done before... it's a lot more melodic." With a tracklisting that includes a Lawrence remix of Solomun and Stimming, as well as Al Usher and Ewan Pearson's dub of Kelley Polar's "Entropy," we're inclined to believe him. As always, Howells will be bringing along some special tricks, so expect a host of exclusives, remixes, and edits as well.
01. Nick Cohen Presents Cushty - La La Li
02. Sven Weisemann - Kiss Of Abana
03. Pulshar - Nospheratu (Sven'S Sphere Dub)
04. Solomun and Stimming - Eizauber (Lawrence Mix)
05. Klute - Only Memory Is A Good One
06. Zwo! - Static Refill
07. Danny Howells - Laid Out (Danny's Horizontal Mix)
08. Naughty - World Of A Woman (Green Men Mix)
09. OrtzRoka - Black Magic
10. Westpark Unit - Bad Weeds Grow Tall
11. Art Bleek - Groundscrapers
12. Azymuth - Space Jazz Carnival (Global Communication Mix)
13. Danny Howells - Right Off (Danny's Discomix)
14. TandF Vs Moltosugo - Are U Doin' It With Me? (Danny Howells Edit)
15. Danny Howells - The Shining (Outrodub)
01. Danny Howells - Laid Out (Introversion)
02. Danny Howells - The Shining (Danny's Dynamix)
03. Kelley Polar - Entropy (Ewan Pearson and Al Usher Closed System Dub)
04. Santiago Salaza - Sci-Fi Xicano
05. David Garcet - Ero
06. Sunshine Jones - If You Wouldn't Mind (Tiger Stripes Mix)
07. Joris Voorn - The Deep (Jimpster Mix)
08. Robert Babicz - Dark Flower (Joris Voorn Magnolia Mix)
09. Zwo! - Flavor (The Youngsters Mix)
10. Blunt - Golden Lake (Djinxx Vision)
11. Marco Passarani - Nova
12. Renato Cohen - Magica
13. Apparat - Fractales (Apparat Ibiza Mix - Danny Howells Edit)
Renaissance will release Danny Howell's Renaissance: The Mix Collection on September 8, 2008.