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Rennie Foster (Rebirth / Transmat) Tokyo / Vancouver

Rennie Foster has been a well respected figure in the Canadian music and art community since he was just a teenager. He influenced many as an early pioneer of the Hip-Hop / B-Boy movement and later the House Music and Techno / Rave scene. He relocated to Tokyo Japan in 2004 and became an important part of the Japanese club scene, playing all over Japan in venues like Womb, ageHa, Unit, Metro (Kyoto), Triangle (Osaka), Nagisa Festival etc., until re-locating back to Canada in 2011.

Rennie was consistently ranked in the top 50 DJs in Japan by LOUD Magazine and has played venues all over Japan, Europe and N.America in cities such as New York, Paris, Frankfurt etc. Rennie Foster has released with Detroit labels such as Transmat, Motech, Soiree, Subject Detroit, Wallshaker, Night Vision, Teknotika and classic techno labels like Laurent Garnier’s seminal F-Communications, Monoid, and Synewave NYC.

He has remixed artists such as Swayzak, DJ Bone, Alain Ho, John Beltran, Jaun Atkins and has been remixed by a who's who of house and techno music such as James Zabiela, Kiki, Uner, Mark Broom, Claude Young, Rodriguez Jr. etc. His tracks appear on mix CDs by the likes of Kevin Saunderson, Trentmoller and Derrick May. Rennie is most recognized for his underground anthem "Devil's Water" released from Rebirth Records and has been featured several times in publications like DJ Magazine UK, Mixer, Mixmag, XLR8R and championed heavily by tastemakers such as Pete Tong, Sasha and James Holden. His recent hit collaboration with MC Moka Only "Connect Like Four" was remixed by Samuel L. Session, Uner and members of Cobblestone Jazz and was the most charted track on Resident Advisor for April, 2011. He also had a hit in 2011 with "Savior" featuring the late Detroit legend, Aaron Carl on vocals and massive remix by Coyu and Edu Imbernon. Rennie is currently working with labels such as Thoughtless, Melodymathics, Transmat, Rebirth and will launch his own signature imprint “RF” in 2014.

Rennie Foster’s sound is original, emotive and powerful exploring territory from classic deep house to high power techno, and everything in between, a "DJ's DJ" with a vast knowledge of dance music, a talent for technical mixing, and no regard for typical rules. ...a consistent crowd favorite who is always full of surprises behind the decks. “Get yourself acquainted with Mr.Foster quick-smart” – DJ magazine, UK.

Location: Canada

Genre: Techno, House

Sources: RF, Transmat, Rebirth, Nice & Nasty, Dirty Works, F communications, Futago, Teknotika, Melodymathics ...



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