Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Platform - Christian Smith (Renaissance)

After the release of monsters, such as Flyertalk and Push Factor, its great to see a dance champion such as Renaissance sign Christian Smith to their impressive roster of DJs and producers.

Launching Renaissance's latest mix compilation series, Platform, Christian Smith really delivers a mix of the highest quality.

Spread across 2 discs, Platform is a true journey of house, progressive house and techno.

The stand out disc for me is disc 1 and the best track on there is the Radio Slave mix of the remixed to death Love Simulation by Humate.

I get very blase about yet another remix of a favourite choon (Jaydee's Plastic Dreams and Cafe del Mar's Energy 52 are prime examples), but this remix is a really refreshing update to a much loved classic.

All in all, this is a worthy addition to anyone's collection of quality mix albums and I really rate it highly.

Disc: 1
1. Taho - Atlantess
2. Subotic - The Seed
3. Humate - Love Stimulation (Radio Slave Mix)
4. Stimming - The Kiss (Ripperton Mix)
5. Technasia - Crosswalk
6. Christian Smith & John Selway - Daytona
7. Secret Cinema - Kurzweil
8. DJ Yellow feat. Rucyl - In My Heart
9. Quince featuring Paris The Black Fu - My Life's Rhythm
10. Nic Fanciulli & Steve Mac - 10%
11. Psycatron - Tipping Point

Disc: 2
1. Christian Smith & John Selway - Manfreak (Athos Mix)
2. Samuel L. Sessions - Can You Relate (Slam Remix)
3. Wehbba - The Hiss
4. Alex Under - FI (Tobias Remix)
5. Christian Smith & John Selway - Mistral (Pietee Mix)
6. Karotte - All She Wants Is
7. Christian Smith & Reset Robot - Elixir (Gary Beck Remix)
8. Guy J - Bianca
9. Pan-Pot - Confronted
10. Florian Meindl - Here Today Gone Tomorrow
11. Christian Smith - Indecent Exposure
12. Timo Maas - Jetstream
13. Carlo Dall Anese & Diego Logic - Brigadeiro Demais Engorda
14. Psycatron - Directions
15. Cirez-D - On Off