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Yuriy Kolomiytsev aka Yuriy From Russia has been a constant force at Bonzai Progressive for the last number of years. As well as his own material he has contributed a raft of remixes for a plethora of top artists with critical acclaim coming in from all angles. His current discography is extensive and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Here he presents us with his first studio album entitled Distant Love which features 9 top notch progressive cuts that will most definitely grab a lot attention.
The album opens with the title track Distant Love which sets the scene for a wonderful trek deep into the heart of progressive. A well rounded kick drum leads the way alongside sharp hi hats and a superb synth stab. The track breaks to reveal a deep droning bass that resonates right through the sound to become the dominant force. Those chord stabs work wonders here creating a solid groove with its dancey vibe. The break throws up an unexpected melodic sequence that fits the sound beautifully and culminates in a cool tinkling arp and a wonderful guitar lick. An awesome slice of prog not to be missed.
Glass Bells is up next and intros with a swirling pad and cool percussion pattern before a nice and chunky kick drum comes through alongside an equally chunky bassline that hugs the low end perfectly. As the layers build we get locked on the groove and get lost in a series of melodies that hypnotize the mind. Brilliant stuff.
We move on to the progressive breaks of Keep Your Head Down. A wonderfully crafted cut filled with superb breaks and a myriad of patterns that combine perfectly to keep us hooked. The track builds to a wall of sound filled with intricate melodies and a very cool vocal with a deep droning bass shoring up the low end. From here we head in to Oriental Bazar which offers up a deeper progressive groove as lush basses are met with a tight drum arrangement and an array of Eastern flavours that deliver a complex and hypnotic construction. The perfect fodder for those late night sessions.
Reach Out takes us on a fantastic progressive journey that leaves us wanting more and more. A real smooth groove made up of warm pads and sultry piano riffs. The vocals are superb and give the track a lot of character while the bassline works its way into your body forcing you to move to the groove. Next up is She Is My Sun with its big punchy kick drums and powerful offset bassline. Bright crispy hats and shuffling percussions layer up to form a solid rhythmic groove as swirling pads cascade overhead. Wonderfully crafted melodies find their way through the deeper elements and bring in a surreal vibe to the sound that will captivate the mind. Definitely one for the late night fraternity.
Sunrise Theme is a beautiful slice of progressive house that would not be out of place on an Ibizan terrace on a cool Summers evening. A swaying melodic vibe that will warm your heart and bring a sense of euphoria. Tight drums are met with a playful bassline that dances across the sound effortlessly as we are built up to the break. Here the track reveals its true nature and offers up a beautiful display of rich sounds from smooth pads to gritty guitars. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.
Yuriy offers up a 2016 edit of his 2013 track Do You Feel featuring Ange. Back in 2013 the track pulled in a lot of support and this time around will be no different. A meandering bassline that draws you in is met with a tight drum arrangement and the ultimate smooth groove that will grab you and not let go. The sultry vocal from Ange is stunning and takes the track to the next level. A brilliantly rich sound that will definitely appeal to many.
Rounding of this fantastic album we have the super chilled out vibes of The Heart Of Asia. Strikingly rich strings provide the intro as Eastern flavoured melodies come through alongside hair raising voices. A laidback breaks pattern will get the heads nodding but it’s the musical elements here that shine. An expertly crafted slice for those chill moments and the perfect way to end a wonderful journey that this album took us on.
Belgian DJ and producer Van Czar presents us with his latest album – Ibiza Legacy. Created over the space of 2 summers (2014 and 2015) Ibiza Legacy is the culmination of experiences Van has had in Ibiza and La Manga. Drawing inspiration from the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, Van decided to make his music accessible to all. Van’s Ibiza journey has brought him into contact with many styles of music, chillout to house and tech house to techno, it is these sounds coupled with his own experiences that have helped shape the vibe of this superb 13 track album. With his consistent work ethic for only the finest quality sounds we’re sure that these latest works from this talented artists will appeal to many. With so much more to come from this guy we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next, for now though, get this one on your sound system.
The album opens with the sublime Sunset At San Antoni with its deep grooving techno vibe weaving its way through your body making you move to the rhythm. A warming pad mesmerizes as the beats dissipate leaving us with a stunning soundtrack to the setting sun.
The title track – Ibiza Legacy is up next and personifies the tech house sound of club life on the Island. We are met with a super tight drum arrangement that flows effortlessly delivering a cool rhythm while swirling pads fill the background as a grooving bassline keep us moving on the floor. Fantastic stuff that is not to be missed.
Sand On The Heart dishes out a full on slice of tough edged techno beats as a melodic pad swirls over head. We see Van’s attention to drums prevail here, his drums are powerful and really set the track alight with their driving energy. From here we are led into the tech house realm of A Minuit Je Ne Sais Plus Ou Je suis which carries a bit of a bouncy groove with that playful bassline that dances across the sound. Cool drums get the rhythm flowing as chord stabs fade through delivering the house elements in style. Van’s tribal roots can be picked out here and once again we see a fine slice with the drums at the forefront.
Bises Marines intros with a beautifully warm synth coupled with a fading melodic arp and cool voices. As we are mesmerized by the beautiful, swirling pads a fresh drum section emerges complete with chunky kicks, crispy hats and sharp claps. Just the tonic for a late night session on the terrace. Going even later into the night we have Desalmada that delivers a solid, powerful slice of techno that hypnotizes with its darker tones and a brilliant vocal. This one will dominate floors for sure, a must have track.
Next up we have Ebulus that carries a hint of retro in its sound with those ultra cool synths that remain throughout. A tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing as a throbbing bassline works the low end with ease creating a track that will definitely become a go to for many.
Fragans Feminae is a rip roaring trek through tech house with a full on tribal drum arrangement taking centre stage. Chunky kick drums are joined by shuffling hats and intricate drum patterns that form a super tight construction for the floors. On the low end a subtle bass lends a hand as the drums intensify leading up to a wall of sound that will rattle any sound system.
We go deeper into techno with Colaboradora which intros with a superb punchy kick and throbbing bass combo alongside cool percussions and a static hi hat that stands out amongst the lower frequencies. A droning pad emerges and takes us on a surreal journey with its ebbing and flowing sequences leaving us on a high. Excellent stuff.
Brightness In My Balearic Lounge is a wonderful slice of tech house complete with a beautifully crafted synth sequence. A strong tech house beat remains a constant throughout the track as those fantastic layered synths carve out a cool groove making this a definite must have track in your collection.
Ether sets off with a punchy kick drum and a deep pulsating sub bass creating a smooth tech house groove. A round of percussions form up and deliver a cool rhythm as the kicks are joined by an on beat bass that gives the track a raw energy. Van used his own voice on this one for the heavily FX’d vocals that work so well in the sound. A fine display with some very cool FX throughout, excellent stuff.
The penultimate track on this album – Bella Augusta is a pacey affair that intros with a nice and smooth sequence filled with punchy kicks and shuffling percussions. An intense pad fades through and takes us to a short break before we get slammed back into full on techno mode. We’re treated to some superb synths here that give the sound a wonderful texture. The perfect fodder for a late night session.
Rounding up this awesome album we have Isla Bonita with its tougher edge and raw energy that exudes from those powerful kick drums. Cool and crispy hats cut through the deeper elements brilliantly as the pads start to fade through. The pads become the main focus of the sound and is shored up by the solid beats for the duration. Surreal, sublime and in your face techno that will not disappoint.
Turkish DJ and producer duo Volkan Erman and Findike aka Emrah Findik debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Deep Connection. Volkan is no stranger to BP as he has appeared on the label under his Quantus guise back towards the end of 2015 with Pass Through Time EP and on remix duty for Nico Parisi’s Raklet at the start of 2016. Findike released his first track back in 2014 on By Ground Digital and since then he has racked up quite a few cuts on various labels. Great to see this duo getting together and we hope to see more from them soon.
Deep Connection opens with a cool punchy kick drum and tribal fuelled drum arrangement that delivers a spritely rhythmic groove. Thick probing basses come though and the track settles into a solid progressive workout. Swirling pads float overhead as the bass ramps up the pressure and the intensity rises. The break throws up a sublime melodic sequence that mesmerizes the mind before we get slammed right back into full on mode for the duration. Superb stuff you do not want to miss.
Copper Mind goes right into a full on progressive groove from the off as big chunky kicks dish out a powerful punch alongside shuffling hats and a super cool bass. Over the top we are treated to lots of interesting sounds that blend together beautifully creating a sublime progressive experience. A myriad of melodies interrupt the solid prog groove in short bursts, enough to keep our attention locked on. Top notch grooves for the late night floors here, a must have track no doubt.
Irish DJ and producer Cerillo makes a welcome return to Piston with the pumping tech house fuelled Ill Behaviour. Hailing out of the Ireland’s capital this guy has seen his music grace the sets of top jocks all over the world as well as appearing on top labels. His last outing for Piston came back in May 2015 with Make You Shake and since then he has shown up on various compilations over at Bonzai Progressive before getting a run-out on Pistons The Secrets Of The Trade 4.
Ill Behaviour intros with a tamed kick drum and cool raspy hi hats that build up a nice and smooth rhythm. The kick drums are let loose with a pounding powerful punch that will definitely shake the woofers into submission. Percussions start to layer up and we soon find ourselves hooked on the shuffling groove on display. The track takes on a distinct drum inspired arrangement with much of the bass coming off those stomping kicks. An underlying sub rumbles on the low end to great effect. An superb slice that will rock any venue no doubt.
French producer P.A.M.O. debuts on Piston Recordings with Somewhere. P.A.M.O. first showed up back in the Summer of 2014 with The Lost Thing on Eyepatch Recordings before landing appearances on a few Bonzai Progressive compilations. We’re delighted to have him here at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
Somewhere opens with a fresh round of bright crispy percussions alongside a cool vocal before a pounding kick drum takes over. A classic vibe descends over the sound to great effect that will definitely get booty’s shakin their way to the floors. Warm house chords fill the sound and deliver a distinct New York flavour with a smooth deep vibe. A superb slice of pumping deep house that will not disappoint.
Believe intros with a powerful punchy kick drum which is soon joined by a collection of rhythmic percussions. A wonderful chunky bass comes through and totally dominates the sound with its infectious groove. Cool keys play out in the background as an instantly recognisable vocal comes in to grab your attention. Nice and tight drum patterns will keep the dancing feet shuffling as cool strings are introduces alongside a mesmerizing organ. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.
Dyron aka Lucas Bika returns to Green Martian in fine style with this superb three tracker entitled Together EP. His last outing was way back in May 2015 with Beyond Horizon which gained great support from many quarters and we’ve no doubt this sublime take on progressive house vibes will follow suit.
The title track – Together, intros with a bustling flair of beats and percussions that set up a steady rhythmic flow that gets the body moving. Cool house chord stabs sit on the offbeat and give the track a wonderful textured layer. A deep pulsing, throbbing bass gives the sound a smooth groove that will definitely keep the floors filled. The big hitter here are those stunning vocals that project beautifully through the sound. The vocals deliver a solid character to the track that will appeal to many for sure, a must have.
Feeling sets out with a pumping kick drum and sharp hi hat combi as various percussions begin to form up bringing a cool rhythm. A beautifully warm synth bass come through and suddenly you find yourself locked into a vibe that makes you wish the summer was here already. A wonderful cascading melodic arp fills the track delivering a spritely upbeat kinda groove that hooks you in for the duration. The perfect track to get you in the mood on a warm sun-kissed beach or terrace.
Dream Of You intros with a dark pad and sharp bright snares alongside crispy hats and a punchy kick drum. A warm melodic arp flows through the track and is soon joined by a superb probing bass that drives the track brilliantly. A raspy vocal comes though and makes way for a stunning, fresh vocal that provides an uplifting quality. The music and the vocals are the perfect match making this a perfect track for those late night sets.
Jon ManimaL & Magros aka MetrONomes continue their run of top quality cuts on Progrez with this superb three tracker entitled Aeriko. The guys have proved consistent with their brand of deep techno and progressive over the years. Their last outing here was back in October 2015 with Spectreman EP which gained great support from all over. Always great to see these guys deliver the goods and no doubt we’ll be seeing and hearing much more in the future.
Aeriko intros with a deep and powerful sub bass that resonates right through the track. Big chunky kicks soon follow and are joined by bright, crispy hats and shuffling percussions that blend beautifully to form a solid, tight drum arrangement. The bass continues to dominate and is joined by other gritty, pulsing basses giving the track wonderful textures. A simply superb slice with expertly crafted intricate patterns that will definitely keep the deeper, darker techno floors alight.
So Be sets out with a nice and deep vibe that dishes out a solid techno groove filled with swirling sounds and a dominating, sinister deep bass. Tight drums do the business with a nice chunky kick leading the way as sharp hats and various other percussions stamp out a strong rhythmic flow. Dark voices lurk in the lower end of the track and fit perfectly into the sound with a menacing tone. Top notch stuff from metrONomes that will be a welcome addition in any set.
iSCREAM intros with a monster kickdrum and an equally monstrous bass that will send shivers through your body. An air of intensity and anticipation slowly builds throughout the track keeping you locked on for the duration. More darker elements are exposed as the layers build before a fantastic spoken vocal comes though on the break. A tough and relentless slice of techno here and a definite must have track.
Aexfly aka Russian DJ and producer Alex Pronikov debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker Frozen Heart. Based in Moscow, young producer Aexfly released his first track – Across Universe – on Electronic Tree in September 2015. Focusing in on progressive house and tech house, this guy is fast becoming a much renowned name on the scene. No doubt we will be seeing much more from him in the future.
Frozen Heart gets off to a lively start with spritely percussions forming a solid rhythm as a punchy kick drum leads the way. A cool deep bass tone fades through as the layers continue to build and before you know it we’re locked in to the powerful progressive vibes on offer. The track goes deeper and deeper with a growling bassline opening the doors. A big focus remains on the drum elements but on the break a sinister edge comes through with a superb harsh synth at the forefront. Top notch stuff from Aexfly on his debut, one to watch for sure.
Rising Sun opens with cool and crispy shuffling hats and scattered percussions that form effortlessly into a smooth rhythmic flow. A nice and chunky kick drum makes a showing and we soon find our feet stomping the floor. A cool, meandering bassline lurks on the low end as those tight drums keep the track on point. On the higher end we are led into a wonderfully cosmic sounding vibe as swirling pads and high pitched strings do their thing. On the break a fantastic synth takes over taking the track deeper before those pounding kick drums are let loose once more. An excellent display of deep progressive grooves that will satisfy any late night cravings.
Australian producer Audio Noir is back with Progressive Tales 2, the follow up to his Summer 2015 Progressive Tales. This time around we are treated to three top notch progressive cuts that hit the spot. With a distinct New York theme you can rest assured that these will quickly make their way to the top of your playlists.
Space Cab Shuffle opens with a nice punchy kick drum that whets the appetite for a trek into progressive house. Bright and super crispy hats sit alongside the kicks and are soon joined by various other percussions to get the rhythm flowing. A deep and powerful bass comes through and dominates the groove, driving the track deeper into progressive. The break throws up a surreal violin sequence that almost seems out of place yet fits perfectly into the sound. Quirky vocals are spread over the track adding a little spice. An excellent slice of prog not to be missed.
4Ev3r starts off with a classic styled kick drum and sharp closed hat as rich pads swirl overhead. As the percussions build and we get drawn into the sound you get a sense of some kind of futuristic look at how music will sound in 100 years. The rich strings really get under your skin and a rumbling bassline delivers a powerful groove. Gritty vocals and an electrified deep synth give the track an edge that make it stand out and no doubt this one will turn a few heads.
Swingtime Swindler intros with a round of tight percussions that form a solid rhythm and give the track the perfect platform to build on. A nice subtle kick drum leads the way into a world of deep progressive grooves complete with swirling pads and a superb bassline that becomes instantly infectious. Cool vocals grace the track and offer up a slice of freshness amidst the deeper elements. A fantastic trek into progressive house that you will not want to miss.
Piston Recordings’ Secrets Of The Trade continues with its 5th instalment and once again we are treated to a superb display of deep house, tech house and techno. 20 of the finest tracks and remixes come from the likes of Danny eM, Meels, Limyth, Hermann Dius, Bonetti, Niceteed & FactAlone, Dominic Smith, Ecco, Son Of Gabriela, J Nandez, Tony Monero, JR From Dallas, Tommy Ro, Goodge and many more. Get this one in your collection and watch the floors come alive.
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After Hour Trax 19 offers up a fresh selection of some of the very best in deep progressive and house vibes. Enhance your personal collection or give your sets a boost from a choice of 20 infectious grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of John 00 Fleming, Manu Riga, Youngen, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Mendexx, Rise and Fall, Luciano Delgado, Mathov, Alexey Lisin, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alex Vidal and Matt Holliday, among others, are on hand to satisfy your thirst for quality sounds and get the weekend moving in the right direction.
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Pavlin Petro is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Resistance. This one comes after he dished out the goods on remix duty for Crocy’s – Mind, back towards the end of 2015. His BP debut – Feeling Alive certainly turned a few heads and we’ve no doubt that this one will follow suit. Resistance is a dark and dirty progressive groove that grabs a hold of you and won’t let go until you’re suitably infused with its deep and powerful groove. Chunky kicks and hypnotic cymbals provide a steady beat as an evolving bass generates a static energy that roots you to the spot. Gritty tones and lurking sounds fill the space and on the break we are faced with a haunting sequence. After the break a seriously cool vocal comes through adding a wonderful character to the sound. Tough and gnarly for the late night sets, you do not want to miss this one.
Synthetic Desire opens with a cool percussion led arrangement that is soon joined by a nice chunky kick and sharp claps. The drums dish out a solid rhythmic groove that provides the perfect platform for the beautifully lush bassline to latch on to. Fantastic spoken vocals leap out of the track and captivate with their dark tones as subtle synth keys are introduced later on. A powerful slice of progressive here that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Can’t You See sets off with a very nice display of drums and percussions that gets the rhythm moving smoothly into a fantastic deep house groove. Big chunky kick drums, crispy hi hats and intricate percussive elements are to blame for these tight patterns that become highly infectious. The deep house oozes out of the sound with the help of a lush bassline that carries a powerful draw. On the break we are treated to some darker elements as low end pads are joined by twisting synths before we are thrust back into full on mode. An excellent display of smooth deep grooves that will deliver the killer blow to any set.
JoC H aka Bolivian DJ and producer Jose Henry debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker – Never Give Up. With a hugely impressive back catalogue on top labels this guy has one thing on his mind, to transmit his energy into everything he does creating an exciting and amazing experience to his listeners. We think you’ll agree that this debut does just that. Never Give Up intros with a cool arrangement that gets the rhythms flowing nicely. Punchy kick drums are offset with thick hi hats on top of an extra layer of percussions that blend seamlessly into the sound. The bass arrives and takes us deeper into the world of tech house as it rattles along the low end with ease. Gritty sounds and spacey vibes flow through the track as we get locked on for the duration. The break throws up some excellent pads that draw you in before slamming back into full on mode. Definitely one for the darker late night rooms here, not to be missed.
Grow delivers a cool pacey groove right from the get go as powerful punchy kick drums lead the way with shuffling hats and crashing cymbals getting the rhythm moving. A wonderfully deep, solid bassline drives the track forward with a surging power that will surely get floors moving. The progressive juices are flowing strong here as colourful textures start to light up the sound. On the break a deep droning bass takes over as subtle melodies find their way before we crash right back into the main groove for the duration. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Having made his first appearance on Piston back towards the end of 2015 on The Secrets Of The Trade 004, Demarkus Lewis makes his full debut with the superb three tracker – Strung On You. A powerhouse in the electronic music world, this guy has been churning out quality vibes for over 15 years. He is well known for taking things deep, way deep, while maintaining an energy level that keeps floors busy. His sounds have graced many labels over the years, Nervous Records, Slip N Slide, Black Vinyl, Kingtstreet Soundz and Guesthouse Music are just a few of the labels to mention. He also owns the successful Grin Music where he showcases only the finest grooves. Considered a legend in the underground scene, we are delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
The Main Mix is up first and intros is classic style with a punchy kick drum and super crispy open hats alongside sharp claps. Flavourful keys and lush tones soon take over bringing the sound deeper. A superb, solid bassline gives the track its deep house groove as those keys and pads swirl overhead creating a perfectly balanced sound that will keep the floors burning. Cool vocals deliver a real classic feeling full of funky phrases and luscious vibes. This is what deep house is all about, a definite must have track.
The Dub Mix removes the main vocal leaving behind just a taste to whet the appetite. A classy affair that derives the deep house sound in a classic sense. This one will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Piston main man and head honcho Rogerio Martins is remix duty and delivers another fine slice of deepness for our listening pleasure. When this guy isn’t busy sifting demos and managing his label he gets into the studio to delight us with his sounds. Fresh off the back of his debut release on the legendary KMS Records, Rogerio loves nothing more than dishing out deep and groovy vibes and here he does not disappoint. The remix open with a very cool bassy kick drum and a super crispy hat with subtle percussions bringing up the rear. No time is wasted and soon the beautifully warm bass envelopes the sound while equally warm pads create a deep atmosphere. The track takes a short break where we are introduced to the star of the show, a fantastic piano chord that just oozes coolness and sophistication. The piano is so understated that it quite simply dominates the groove to perfection. Sprinklings of that smooth vocal litter the track making this a track you do not want to miss.
Cassandria Daiva returns to Bonzai Basiks after a bit of a hiatus with a fantastic five track pack entitled Rising Funk EP. Her last appearance on Bonzai was way back in 2012 with her Sulabha EP. An avid producer and remixer Cassandria utilises her DJing experience to deliver what the crowd wants. She has appeared on many labels including High Gloss Records, Triskel-Tech Recordings and Click Muziq Records. She toured in Europe, played several Winter Music Conference events in Miami and performed at one of the largest music festivals in North America – WEMF. Her unique energy, coupled with the ability to instinctively relate with partygoers makes her performances stand out, leaving crowds wanting more.
Rising Funk dishes out a cool tech house vibe right from the off as a tight tonal kick drum is paired up with cool crispy hats and percussions. Distant vocal shots add a little character to the sound alongside cool FX. The bassline comes in and takes control of the groove giving us plenty to shake our thangs to on the floors. Top notch stuff.
Parser intros with a tough punchy kick drum alongside cool vocal shots and tight percussions. A metallic vibe ensues as cool synths come through and those percussions continue to layer up. A deep probing bassline pairs up with the kicks bringing a more techno fuelled groove. On the break we get a mixture of the bass and little snippets of synths that litter the sound throughout. A cool fresh sound that is not to be missed.
Totally Unknown unleashes a wonderfully constructed drum fuelled track onto our senses. An immersive tribal experience ensues as a tight drum arrangement takes hold alongside a meandering deep bass. Cool riser add a bit of flare as well as equally cool vocals that are scattered throughout. An excellent cut that will fit into any set with ease.
Bliss intros with a chunky kick and bright crispy hat combi to the backdrop of a building drum arrangement. Cool rhythmic patterns are formed and we are soon locked into the tech house groove. A playful dancing bassline weaves its way through the sound and adds an upbeat kinda vibe. Top notch tech house grooves that will not disappoint.
Sweet Addiction carries a solid, deep tech vibe that that will definitely get those feet shuffling to the floors. Tight drums and some cool vocal shots keep the rhythms loose while an underwater type bassline rocks the low end. More drum and percussion layers are added resulting in a tight knit groove with a big punch. A definite must have track in any set.