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With a proud reputation for securing sublime, forward-thinking DJs that best represent the ever-changing nature of dance music and the shape of things to come, it's little wonder that as the Balance Series has grown in notoriety, so too has the interest from fans and artists in who will be chosen to take control of the next groundbreaking mix. With compilation releases from James Holden, Joris Voorn, Will Saul and Agoria, Balance now introduces the legendary UK artist, Nick Warren. You can tell when Nick Warren's on the decks. The music emanating from the DJ booth is that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers. Warren's impressive career has seen him release the very first Back To Mine compilation, a staggering eight albums for Global Underground, and one for Renaissance. He is also in control of A&R for record label Hope Recordings, as well as being a member of the highly-acclaimed duo Way Out West. Starting as tour DJ with Massive Attack, moving onto a residency at UK super-club Cream and playing at every self-respecting club on the planet has led him to this natural position as one of the world's most respected DJs. Nick's DJ career spans two decades and is driven by a continual desire for change, with his sound forged by an enduring relationship with cutting-edge producers all over the globe, in many cases, long before they become established. This is no better represented than in the continuing bi-monthly Radio show Soundgarden on Friskyradio which attracts over 150,000 unique tune-ins to each airing, or his mixes for John Digweed's Transitions and now this mix album for Balance. Features tracks and remixes from Nick Warren, Jamie Anderson, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Lank, Paul Hazendonk, Ormatie, Speiltape, Shamil, Underset, Fiord, Eelke Kleijn, Owain K, Nomad In The Dark, Franck Orff, Giorgos Gatzigristos, Tripswitch, Julio Largente, Beat Factory, Stamina, Lank, Yamil Colucci, Victoria R, Solee, Steve Mill, Steven Libby and Pablo Acenso.