AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Debuting on aolmusic.com This Week; For Sale Online Starting Tuesday, November 15
New York, NY - November 15, 2005 - In a digital showcase for world renowned DJ, John Digweed, AOL Music and INgrooves have teamed up to release a their first album featuring mixes from his exclusive AOL Music DJ Sessions set that will only be available for sale online. AOL Music will debut the album on Monday, November 14 in a full Listening Party -- giving fans the opportunity to hear it in its entirety -- at aolmusic.com. Then beginning on Tuesday, November 15, fans will be able to purchase 'AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed' exclusively from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In December, fans will be able to visit other online outlets including AOL Music Now and others to purchase the digital album.
Recorded in September of 2005, 'AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed' is comprised entirely of recordings from Digweed's own progressive house label, Bedrock.
The release of 'AOL Music DJ Sessions: Mixed by John Digweed' marks the first time AOL Music and INgrooves have partnered to produce and market a full length digital album that will be distributed online.
AOL Music features exclusive DJ mixes by world-famous DJs including Sasha, Hybrid, Sander Kleinenberg and Roni Size on its Dance/Electronica page and on the DJ Sets station on AOL Radio.
John Digweed is ranked as the number six DJ in the world according to a recent DJ Magazine poll. Formerly part of the world-famous DJ duo Sasha & Digweed, he was the first British DJ to hold a residency in legendary New York City hotspot Twilo. The Hastings, England native scored two Top 30 hits in 1997 with remixes of Chakra's I Am and Bedrock's For What You Dream Of (featured in the hit movie Trainspotting).
AOL® Music is a leading online destination for music, reaching millions music fans a month* through a rich array of programming, products and services that make it easy to discover, experience, listen to and buy music online.
INgrooves is a digital record label and technology company that provides artists and indie labels with distribution, marketing, and licensing services through its INgrooves™, INgrooves Mobile Music™, and Digital Music Access™ brands.
Reewind! March 2005:
"I think now we're in a period where the music is better and more varied then in years past," contemplates an optimistic Digweed. "If I look at what I'm playing, it comes from breaks, house, techno, all over and it's all combining really well. Things have gone underground again, which is good for dance music. As it disappears off the mainstream radar though, people often shout 'it's dead!' It just means that it's ejecting the crap element from it all and the strong stuff survives. Bands like Bloc Party and Kasabian are big in the UK at present and if you read their interviews they make a big deal of the part dance has on their influences."
Taken from John Digweed interview written by Terry Goldfain and originally featured in Zebra magazine