Rennie Pilgrem is the godfather of Nu Skool Breaks. With the release of 'A Place Called Acid' in 1995 and the birth of London club night 'Friction' with Adam Freeland, Tayo and Ian Williams, he pretty much kick-started the whole 'Nu Skool' scene.
He's released records on Whole9yards, City Of Angels, Chrysalis/EMI, Mob and China Records to name but a few. He's collaborated with top producers including legend Arthur Baker (on 'Like No Other', 'Hey Funky People' and ‘Face It’), BLIM (on that massive 'Eskimo' track and now the equally huge ‘2Freaks’) and with Meat Katie (on 'Rubba' and 'Atmosphere'). Following the huge ‘Black Widow’ track, Rennie went back into the studio with Uberzone and produced the follow-up ‘Cous Cous’ which received massive support from the likes of Pete Tong, Plump DJ's and Stanton Warriors, to name but a few.
He continues to DJ all over the world and blow crowds away with his dancefloor-friendly funk-infused breaks. He is resident at Rome’s premier night, Agatha and has recently re-launched his clubnight called 'Hum' with Meat Katie which takes place at The Fortress in London. At the recent Breakspoll Awards in London, he picked up the Best Single award for '2 Freaks' with BLIM and MC Chickaboo (on TCR), the Best Remix award for Zero 'Emit/Collect' on Streetwise, and to top it all off, he was voted ‘Most Valuable Person’ in breaks.
Rennie's ‘Perfecto Breaks’ mix CD, produced using Ableton Live, received huge support from all corners of the dance world and his latest remix, of Ferry Corstens ‘Rock Your Body’ is getting caned by all the top jocks. Currently he is working on his artist album for TCR (due out Sept 2004) aswell as new collaborations with the likes of Lee Coombs.
Rennie will be mixing the next ‘Y4K’ album for Distinctive Breaks using Ableton Live software.