While most of our posse is present at ADE every year we’ve never really showcased any of the new generation labels and artists that currently reside under Bonzai’s wings.
Our ADE event will be hosted by Bonzai Basiks Beats (our radio show) and Djunkee Bookings, they are lining up some of the best dj’s such as Airwave (Bonzai Progressive),Rogerio Martins (Piston Recordings) , Oz Romita (Sound R Us Recordings), Nico Parisi (Bonzai Progressive), Joal (Monog Records) and Van Czar (Bonzai Basiks)
Today Bonzai is an imprint that feels at home in many styles and genres throughout a vast network of sublabels and label managers, come check out what we have to offer at this Free entry event!!!
Paul debuts on Piston with the superb ‘Never Ending’ and is backed up with two fantastic remixes. Paul got into electronic music early in his life but didn’t get the behind the decks until he was about 21 years old. Soon after he decided to get into producing with the results seeing releases on labels like Dash Deep Records, Deepmentality Records and Endemic Digital to name just a few.
The Original Mix is silky smooth deep fuelled track that combines many different elements beautifully. From the steady flowing rhythms to the amazing vocal. The big feature is for sure that vocal which just captivates as it narrates its story, the deep and warm bass washes over the track effortlessly as arps weave out cool patterns. Deep house chords also play a big role and give great depth to the sound creating a stunning groove which will be a joy to listen to.
London based DJ and producer JR (UK) aka Simon Bingham returns to Piston after his debut with ‘For The O.G’s’ which performed very well getting much support. Here he pulls out all the stops to deliver a fine slice of house music. Classic kick and hat intro sets the pace along with crispy claps and a big brass stab. Smooth chords ease into the sound and take us to the vocal which is just stunning. Nice little melodic shots peek through in the form high pitched notes and lead us into a silky bass filled with warmth and depth. The bass intensifies and transforms with a much more gritty vibe coming through. On the break that gritty bass continues as a simply awesome synth riff comes into play and takes right back into this floor shaking groove, brilliant stuff.
Well respected Portuguese DJ & Producer Joal is up next with his remix. Joal has been responsible for some top quality music over the years and while this is his first outing on Piston he has seen many releases on labels like Eyepatch Recordings, Howz Choonz, Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks to name just a short few. His main outlet is his own Monog Records which he oversees as A&R, bringing in new talent and setting high standards. He also performs outstanding live shows where he showcases his skills running live studio equipment and instruments. Here he adds his superbly unique twist on the original with a fine example of his meandering style. The track intros with a fantastic punchy kick and closed hat with percussive elements building up through the sound as a hypnotic sound effect loiters in the back. The sound effects are ever evolving and add a very cool texture to the grooves. The vocal manipulation is awesome and leads us into a very soft acid type sequence that stays the course. A wonderful slice that will no doubt draw lots of attention!
This month issue of Mixmag features a cd mixed by Hot Since 82, featuring two tracks from Joal, I See Why And Looking Down!
The Little Black Book album was only the beginning. From Cozzy D and Eric Volta to KiNK and Outstrip, Daley Padley, aka Hot Since 82, enters the house on his first-ever Mixmag cover CD. And what a mix it is! Veering from soul-flecked tech to masterful deep, Daley knows exactly what he’s doing. If you loved his mix of ‘Bigger Than Prince’, prepare to jump around like the purple one all over again.
1º Cozzy D & Eric Volta ‘The Gift’
“Pure summer vibes on this one – it’s been around a while, but slipped under the radar. One for this summer for me”
2º Santé & Frank Lorber ‘All About’
“Love Santé and love this collab with Frank. I always hammer this. Total roller”
3º Joal ‘I See Why’
“I don’t know too much about Joal except that he’s a main player in Portugal and throws down some serious tracks. Love this”
4º Philip Bader ‘More’
“Bader is on fire at the moment and so is Viva. Organ jam!”
5º J. Diesel ‘Outside In A Box’ (Olivier Giacomotto remix)
“This is heavy! Ace mixdown and mastering, and always gets the floor moving. Heavy stuff”
6º Darlyn Vlys ‘Floor 122′ (Santé & Sidney Charles remix)
“Moody and deep”
7º Martin Buttrich & Mousse T ‘Smack Back’
“Unusual collaboration here, but they’re usually the best ones and that’s the case here. What do you expect with Buttrich on the dials?”
8 ºHot Since 82 ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’
“My new single out soon on my new label, Knee Deep In Sound. I’m really happy with it. There’s a heavy as hell Booka Shade remix to go with it, too”
9º Joal ‘Looking Down’
“Another Joal record that l couldn’t leave. One of my favourites from the last twelve months. Total jam”
10º Matthias Meyer ‘Tout Va Bien’ (KiNK remix)
“Another classic. I’m a massive Meyer fan, and KiNK really turned it out here. It’s all about the hats”
11º Fonos ‘She’s Back Again’ (Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff remix)
“The Athens crew on this record. As the title says, she’s back again: a nod to an all time classic”
12º Outstrip ‘Home Thursday’
“This is an amazing tune that l often play at the end of the night. Ace production and such a happy, feel-good record”
You can listen to the mix here:
On top of that, last week, Hot Since 82 was spotted playing four tracks from Joal on his set at the Knee Deep In Miami party!
Have a listen here: