Renaissance themselves have been pretty busy, announcing three new compilations to be out in the Autumn, with Nick Warren and the below event’s headliner Hernan Cattaneo handling the Masters Series duties and Tale of Us rocking up for A Mix Collection. Hernan’s offering is out 24th September.
Globe-trotting superstar Pete Gooding’s Global Network Radio show is out, featuring Nneka, Pete Gooding & Tyrell D, Technasia, Laidback, Andy Cato and Mads Bjorn, as well as a mix from Climbers of Culprit Records. Below is his recent Cafe Mambo mix as well which is still getting some serious rotation round these here parts.
Birmingham is getting a new venue, and it’s all set to be a bit of a cracker. Gibb Street Warehouse is a new, bespoke clubbing space located in Digbeth, the heartbeat of Birmingham’s electronic music pulse. Occupying the old Space 2 complex of the Custard Factory, it’s got some great names lined up and a pretty good mantra; ‘Twentieth century vibes and values, Twenty first century experience and environment’.
The doors swing open for the first time on Saturday 31st March as House heavyweights Defected roll into Birmingham with Junior Jack and Kid Crème. One of the most successful and influential record labels in the entire history of dance music, they are fully ready to bring their soulful sound to Birmingham ahead of what will be another killer season for them in Ibiza. Hot on the heels of the launch the mighty Renaissance drops by on Easter Sunday to celebrate 20 years of global clubbing. Who else at the helm but the clubs original and most famous resident Sasha, alongside an all-star forward-thinking line-up which thrusts the club into their third decade of activity. A Renaissance Classics room celebrates the past two, as well as satisfying the nostalgic amongst you.
M.A.N.D.Y, Riva Starr, Jesse Rose, and a Diynamic Records showcase starring Solomun and David August are all among the guests etched in for the first month’s set of line ups. Further announcements are due shortly on the breathtaking programme of talent set to continue the club’s ascent throughout the Spring and Summer. And Solomun dropped this absolute corker, just in case you needed reminding of how amazing it was…
In my day job I get to write press releases. From now on in I’ll start linking to some of them through the blog; and the first involves legendary DJ Sasha returning to Midlands based clubbing powerhouse Renaissance as they enter their twentieth year. Click on the quote.