The legendary Renaissance brand is back under control of its founder of 24 years ago Geoff Oakes and is looking to bring the name back with a bang during 2016 with a new mix compilation due out in May to kick start the revival...
In a time were many of the iconic brands in the dance and clubbing scene are lost its great news to hear that one is on the road to recovery. The house orientated Renaissance brand has been on the slide since the Ministry of Sound took it over back in 2010. The news this week is that its founder Geoff Oakes has managed to persuade the Ministry guys to sell his brand back to him. Great news for those Renaissance fans out there as he has great plans for 2016.
We are proud to announce that Renaissance is now back in the ownership of original founder Geoff Oakes and an exciting and innovative new group of partners. The first album release of the new era, Renaissance The Mix Collection: Art Department is scheduled for release late May (more details shortly), with tour dates in Asia in April and a UK Album Launch event taking place in London in May 2016… a new website is in development and there will be a new Soundcloud page and lots more exciting news to follow.
“Renaissance has been a labour of love and a huge part of my life over the past 24yrs. It’s been a bumpy ride at times but has also been a source of immense pride and pleasure for me and hopefully for all of our fans around the world. As many of you are aware, Ministry of Sound owned the brand since 2010 but finally agreed to sell it back to me, for which I’m eternally grateful. The Renaissance of 2016 will promote a current underground music policy for a new generation, whilst never forgetting the brand’s legacy, which will be celebrated in spectacular fashion with a series of exclusive releases and events for Renaissance’s 25th Anniversary year in 2017. Our immediate focus is on reestablishing Renaissance as a platform for quality underground music, introducing a new audience to the attention to detail in both music and events that so inspired a previous generation. We have some incredible plans and can’t wait to share them with you all.” -Founder Geoff Oakes.