[b]Techno don Christian Smith launches a brand new album concept for Renaissance – Platform, a mix that takes inspiration from the classic Detroit sound and the contemporary dancefloor…[/b]
As a true heavyweight of the techno scene with a string of seminal productions to his name on imprints including [b]Josh Wink’s ‘Ovum’, John Digweed’s Bedrock, and Steve Lawler’s[/b] ever-innovative [b]Viva Music[/b], Christian takes his relationship with Renaissance even further by mixing the first edition of the new [b]Platform[/b] series.
Devoting the first CD to Detroit techno, Christian “picked tracks that are produced by European artists that are heavily inspired by the early Detroit sound.” He mixes up the hypnotic groove of [b]Radio Slave’s remix of the Humate classic ‘Love Stimulation’[/b] with standout tracks from [b]Stimming, Nic Fanciulli & Steve Mac[/b]. Christian also adds a generous helping of his own unreleased original production to create a shimmering soundscape, that is as beautifully crafted, as it is compelling.
The second disc represents Christian in a more peaktime, club environment - big records that convey the energy that he always brings to the dancefloor. Incorporating tracks from such production luminaries as [b]Timo Maas, Cirez D and Guy J[/b] (as well as a further sprinkling of previously unheard material from his own studio) this CD is best described by Christian himself:
[i]“At the end of that day it’s all about a good party and this is exactly what this second CD is to me”.[/i]
Christian Smith Platform is out 7th September 2009 at all good record stores – download available through iTunes.