BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 17 – 2012
April 30th, 2012
EPISODE 166: Tiago Ribeiro – Grooviest Cat (AU Records)
AU Orange is proud to present its third release. Deepest than ever, Tiago Ribeiro’s “Grooviest Cat” is an EP full of surprises, containing the original version and 3 wonderful remixes from Joao Teixeira (Portugal), Filipa Rebelo (Portugal) and Jazzam (Ecuador).
Tiago Ribeiro made its original version very pleasant to classic deep-house lovers with its “chicago beat style” fused with delayed saxophone sounds, typical delayed house music female shouts and the unusual using of “mafia style” vocals and flute sounds. This very simple composition has been tested and approved in the dance floor, making the crowd move to its groove.
Joao Teixeira, portuguese DJ and house music producer is the newest acquisition on our artist team. His remix shown how perfectly he fits AU Orange’s philosophy, delivering his meaningful mix, enabling the listener to take a trip while listening to his track. Beautifully sculpted, this version is marked by its random sounding percussion and every little detail in its production, from the usage of the right sounding pads and stabs, ambience violins and brilliant vocal treatment. We asked, Joao delivered!
Filipa Rebelo presented a solid sounding mix with a beautiful composition between different synth sounds, building a beautiful sounding deep-house track. Very well produced, this mix has a different basis, changing the classic “chicago house beat” with very powerful and effective new-school percussion. Once more Filipa’s done it and made her magic, grabbing the “old schoolish’ original mix and recreating in a completely different way, while keeping all its feelings and beauty.
Jazzam brought to the EP his techie vision of “Grooviest Cat”, spicing it to ground shaking levels! If every version in this EP has its own hour to be played, Jazzam’s version is definitely the 6AM version. Outrageously dance-floor effective, this mix counts with beautifully synthesized arp’s and great overall arranging and its our big trump to hit the most demanding crowds.
EPISODE 167: U.O.K. – Emperor’s Palace (Bonzai Elemental)
Debut album from chillout artist U.O.K. in Bonzai Elemental.
EPISODE 168: Goksel Vancin – Veni Vidi Vici (Sounds R Us Recordings)
Göksel Vançin, born in 1984 in Istanbul, where he started his musical career on a Akai deck on the age of 8.
His brothers effected Göksel to new wave, new age and techno styles. All that influence brought him to the sound of techno, tech house and deep house.
His first release was in the year 2008 on the infamous imprint of Ahmet Sendil’s Bosphorus Underground Recordings.
For the very first time Göksel is proudly presenting his 2 magnificent tech house & techno tracks on Sounds R Us Recordings.
EPISODE 169: Zas & Sanze present Mindgamers – Hold You (Bonzai Progressive)
This young & dynamic producer duo from Tallinn is worth keeping an eye & ear on.
Mindgamers was created by two talented DJs from Estonia – Zas & Sanze. Both of them are Tallinn natives and started their career in 1999. In the year 2009, they founded the musical project Mindgamers. The main genres they are producing are progressive and tech house.
This release comes with a brilliant Stefano Noferini remix with early support from Slam, Luciano, Anderson Noise, Benoit C, Funkatron, Scan Mode,…
EPISODE 170: Ittai Barkai – Canadian Forest EP (Eyepatch Recordings)
Fast rewind a few years back and you’ll find Ittai gently leaning towards a turntable, headphones on, listening to music. May it be African chorals, early techno or the Beatles, it all lay side by side on the long & endless shelves of musical ideas.
Years have passed and the magic is cautiously blended into know how – Amplifiers and compressors, Drum arrangements and notes, Cutoffs and wavetables all put together side by side to reproduce and recur similar musical ideas.
After producing music for the World Wildlife Foundation and other soundtrack projects, Ittai is lately focused on producing simple yet aesthetic electronic tracks well aimed at both home listeners and club DJ’s.
strong>EPISODE 171: Airwave – Cathedrals Of Hope (L*C*D Recordings)
God, this is one hell of a cracker!
Cathedrals Of Hope is an outstanding piece of music. Credible, Strong, with an Attitude.
Reset marks Airwave’s return to heavier sounds for a trancer that’s larger than life.
And Last But Not Least: a Brand New Version of his last Smasher Atlas Winds, this time featuring great vocals by Francesca Genco. Should justify its presence into every actual dj’s recordbox for the next months to come.