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. His musical career began as a member of "Sound Advice", one of the first Hip Hop groups to emerge in the late 80's from Western Canada. Members of this group went on to form the Juno Award winning act “Swollen Members”, and Rennie went on to create a prolific solo career focused on underground dance music.
Rennie Foster has released with Detroit labels such as 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. He was consistently ranked in the top 50 DJs in Japan by LOUD Magazine and has played venues all across Japan and in cities such as New York, Paris, Frankfurt etc.
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 etc. 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.
Currently, Rennie is working on projects for Thoughtless Music, Derrick May’s Transmat label, legendary Detroit house label Soiree, Klik Records, Greece and collaborating with House Of Ninja NYC and remixing rave legends Altern-8 amongst many other things.
Rennie Foster’s sound is original, emotive and powerful exploring territory from deep house to high power techno, and everything in between, a "DJ's DJ" with a vast knowledge of dance music and no regard for typical rules. ...always full of surprises.
“Get yourself acquainted with Mr.Foster quick-smart” – DJ magazine, UK.
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