Revered UK label, tastemaker and authority Renaissance, the label that has not only been at the forefront of the electronic DJ scene but documented its navigation into popular culture have honored a landmark 25 years by inviting Hamburg based DJ and super producer Solomun to rework a timeless classic – one of a number of tracks that shaped the labels early years.
A constant innovator, Solomun; whom himself has played an equally major role in redefining European house music spoke of the challenge when faced with the prestigious role of reworking one of the most influential tracks in electronic music, for a new generation.
“Its a big challenge to remix such an iconic trance classic, because the Jam & Spoon remix was so good”
He continued detailing both the influence and accessibility of a track that in 1990 established the early sound of trance, captured not least with its inclusion in the hugely successful film based on the UK club scene, Human Traffic.
“Age of Love is one of the very few tracks from that era that I actually play occasionally in my sets, so it was already a timeless piece of music for me. That’s why I said yes to the remix!
“For the remix, I wanted to keep the essence of the track but with another groove. It’s like a trip, until the salvation at the very end.”
Solomun’s enormous and poignant remix has already been a key track for selected DJ’s over the last few months including Tale of Us, Dubfire, Maceo Plex, Sasha and Pete Tong whom made it last weeks coveted Essential New Tune.
‘Renaissance The ReMix Collection’. Is a concept focused on introducing new ears to seminal tracks that have remained significant and iconic to Renaissance for over two decades. True to form Renaissance highly collectable vinyl products will be beautifully packaged and presented in box set form and available as limited editions.
The series celebrates Renaissance’s musical legacy and firmly establishes its future place in the electronic music landscape.
Age of Love – ‘The Age of Love’ (Solomun Renaissance Remix) will be released through Renaissance July 21st.