Topic: Diggers Renaissance Demo

...immense cool

https://soundcloud.com/renaissance-reco … o-14071992

"On this exact date, 25 years ago, I received a demo in the post from a completely unknown DJ that Dan Prince, then editor of Mixmag, had told to send it to me... I know it was this date, as it was a Saturday morning before Renaissance that night. I had listened to this demo 5/6 times during the day - and again on the way to the club that night. I knew I’d found something special the moment I heard the mix between the first 2 tracks on the B side of that tape!

After Renaissance that night, as often happened, Sasha came back to my house the next morning... I told him I'd found a DJ who I thought was amazing, and went on to play him the tape. He too was blown away! The only writing on the tape was 'DJ JD’ and a phone number, so I called John after the weekend and told him I loved the tape and wanted him to play at the club, but I told him I wouldn't put 'DJ JD' on the flyers as it sounded like a rave DJ and instead wanted to bill him as John Digweed. I booked his first date on Saturday 5th September 1992 - and spent 4 weeks before his debut gig telling everyone I'd discovered this amazing DJ - and, of course, he didn't disappoint!! The whole club was blown away by the talent on show on his first night, and I then started to regularly pair him with Sasha at Renaissance, ahead of that iconic mix compilation, 2 yrs later, that took the S&D partnership global... so here's the mixtape that started it all, a piece of clubbing history and a significant footnote in Renaissance’s history and in the career of one of the world’s finest DJs!

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nice one mate

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From a sliding glass door, through white curtains fluttering in the breeze, comes Bruno, Guetta's elegant manservant. The two exchange a few words in French, and Bruno re-emerges a few minutes later with salads.

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Who? Never heard of the lad.

He hasn't aged either. Does he have a painting of Paul Scholes circa 1994 in his loft?

Will give this the proverbial this avo.

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all the meffs predictably piling onto the soundcloud comments to tell everyone they were 'there, man'

Fuck off

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From a sliding glass door, through white curtains fluttering in the breeze, comes Bruno, Guetta's elegant manservant. The two exchange a few words in French, and Bruno re-emerges a few minutes later with salads.

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millsy23 wrote:

all the meffs predictably piling onto the soundcloud comments to tell everyone they were 'there, man'

Fuck off

can't see Ed's comments??

'When there's life to be lived - and God Damnit I've lived it'
Dogmong 2017

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Very good SD!

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18 months or so between getting your mix tape heard to getting on the essential mix.

Not bad.

Awful control   Broken physics   Horrific AI   Weak voice work   Poor textures.

And that's just Wally on the pull.

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Well to state the bleeding obvious. This is superb. Cheers Liqi.

Once you go FLAC. You never go back.

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Is this the same as this one, https://hearthis.at/ewtbtdj/john-digwee … 992-mix-a/ ?

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..yeah the new link includes the B-side of the tape

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Explain to me how he was able to loop and edit some of those tracks way back then?!

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Multiple copies was the old school way, and three decks.

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Now that's what you would want to witness live!  Nowadays you can cut any sound sample of a track from youtube edit them on audacity or ableton and use them in sets way to easy!

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https://s2.postimg.org/rwspz1qpl/September_92.jpg



https://s17.postimg.org/a1ro86pqn/September_92b.jpg

'When there's life to be lived - and God Damnit I've lived it.

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1. Seventh Sense - Get The Music (Himalayan Dub) "enjoy yourself"
2. The Age of Love - The Age of Love (Sign Of The Times Mix)
3. Frontier Man - Express-It Thru The Dance "let my body jack, time to move your stuff" male
4. Fire Island - Fire Island (male rap)
5. Yothu Yindi - Treaty (K-Klass Stripped Down Mix) "come on" male / samples Plez strings
6. East 17 - House Of Love (Wet Nose Dub)
7. Mombassa - Cry Freedom
8. Brothers Love Dubs - The Mighty Ming (Original Mix)
9. Kym Sims - A Little Bit More (Uncle Bob's Full Pounder) [DMC 7/92] "i need a little bit more, keep it comin" female
10. Erasure - Take A Chance On Me (Take A Trance On Me Mix)

11. En Masse - Feel The Mantra (Vox Mix) "chant om on exhale" female
12. Zener - My Vision Is "my vision is clear"
13. Thompson Twins - Play With Me (Jane) (Dubwash Mix)
14. The Drum Club - U Make Me Feel So Good (The Deep 'n' Hard Mix) "feel so orbid" female
15. Double FM - The Sound Of Amnesia (Original Dub Mix) "music & emotions of life" male / piano
16. Havanna - Schtoom [Limbo]
17. The African Juice - Love Me [Media] "tell me you love me" (has the bassline from rickster)
18. Slackjaw - Drive My Body (Maserati Mix) "like a maserati"
19. Space Master - I Need You (Master Mix)
20. Ramirez - Hablando (Accordeon Mix)
21. Eagles Prey - Tontos Drum (briefly)

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Nice mix but no one could come anywhere near Sasha at the time imo ...although Diggers caught up in subsequent years

https://soundcloud.com/julesee/sasha-ki … utumn-1992

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jules72 wrote:

Nice mix but no one could come anywhere near Sasha at the time imo ...although Diggers caught up in subsequent years

https://soundcloud.com/julesee/sasha-ki … utumn-1992

Sasha already established and prob had every promo to hand at the time....which in those days made you stand out more.

'When there's life to be lived - and God Damnit I've lived it'
Dogmong 2017

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Wasnt only the promos...technique wise Sasha was streets ahead of everyone....clearly became lazier as time went on - his 1992-93 mixes were probably his most impressive (technically).

Last edited by jules72 (Friday Jul 2017 13:51:44)

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hablando is such a fucking tune.

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Is this mix any cop?

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smallman1 wrote:

Is this mix any cop?

It's no Dixon mix ed, in other words it's all cop no plop

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smallman1 wrote:

Is this mix any cop?

Surely you were there Ed?

Awful control   Broken physics   Horrific AI   Weak voice work   Poor textures.

And that's just Wally on the pull.