To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release, U.K. label Renaissance is reissuing Sasha & John Digweed's prized three-disc set, "Renaissance—The Mix Collection," now remastered

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release, U.K. label Renaissance is reissuing Sasha & John Digweed's prized three-disc set, "Renaissance—The Mix Collection," now remastered and with revamped artwork. When it first arrived in the mid-'90s, "The Mix Collection" helped usher in the era of DJ-mixed dance compilations. For many dance/electronic enthusiasts, the triple-disc collection became the blueprint for what makes a compilation work. In essence, the pair ably captured the dance/electronic scene at a very fertile time, when artists like Moby, Leftfield and Inner City (all included here) were experimenting and creating musically rich songs that still sound amazingly fresh today—which is not always the case with of-the-moment music made primarily for dancefloors. With discerning ears for quality music, Sasha and Digweed understood the importance of playing Kym Mazelle's "Was That All It Was" next to VFR's "Tranceillusion" and My Friend Sam Featuring Viola Wills' "It's My Pleasure" next to Lemon Interupt's "Dirty." Sadly, a couple of M People tracks ("Renaissance" and "How Can I Love You More"), which appeared on the original version, have been replaced. Such missteps aside, "The Mix Collection" rewards and rewards. Distributed in the United States by Studio.—MP