"It's a great privilege to celebrate Renaissance's 20th anniversary by doing my 7th album for the label."
Hernan Cattaneo - 2012
Renaissance has had a bigger part than most in the advancement of the mix compilation. Back when they began in 1992 'commercially available' mixes mainly consisted of poorly recorded tapes sold from behind the counter at record shops, but things soon changed. In 1994 they released the first ever 'The Mix Collection' (selected and mixed by Sasha and John Digweed), pioneering the 'mix cd' in the process.
Now as they celebrate their twentieth year of activity they end 2012 on a bang with a flurry of compilations. The first is the seventh delivered by South American legend Hernan Cattaneo, an artist who has become synonymous with the meticulous manifesto of melody that defines Renaissance's. Constantly pushing forward, Hernan routinely delivers mesmerizingly mixed collections that soar throughout the full canon of house and techno, dreamily imagined collages of sound.