Nayeli Gomes | Fort Worth, Texas | 11/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Danny Howells and Nick Warren each produce their own album in this new Renaissance edition. I recommend the set only to those with experience and patience. New listeners will find it extremely hard to wait for the tracks to climax, and these two hardly do so, they remain mostly monotonous.
Because Howells begins with Bent's "Always," the listener expects more of this kind of happy tune. Disappointment is evident, for deeper trance follows. The rest of the CD sees little change aside from "Nothing but this..." and "Blueless."
Warren's in charge of the second part. Through hard, yet soothing tribal beats the album achieves some highlights but mostly remains stable without significant climaxes. I like this mix better than Howells', but at first I found it hard to listen all the way through. "Addicted," "Dirty," and "Sufi" are my favorite tracks.
Both djs erred, mostly because of the tracks chosen. Their mixing skills are good but the selection of the tracks really pushes the listener's patience. Overall it's a good set but not exactly what I anticipated."
Alex | Boston, MA | 09/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this title when it first came out, and I think that both discs are really solid. Nick Warren never fails to disappoint me by mixing up some great tracks. His disc is excellent in my opinion, even though others would tend to disagree. The only problem was in putting the same song twice, which gets really repetitive. Danny Howells also puts together a strong set as well on this release. Masterful spinning on his end(GU: Nubreed is still better though). I definately say this is a sure shot."