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Since Phi Phi & Airwave got together in the studio they have pumped out some top quality cuts and today is no exception. Finesse comes with three superb remixes and promises to be a firm favourite among many for sure.
First up the Original Mix gets right down to business with a fantastic kick that hits the spot perfectly with its snappy punch. A smooth rolling bass lurks in the background waiting to pounce as the rhythms form up with the help of crispy hats and percussions. The bass comes to the fore as the intensity around the vibe builds taking us to a short break before we settle back into this relentless driving progressive groove, a definite must have.
Athens based DJ and producer John Tsamis returns to remix duty after his debut remix back in July this year on Steve Sai’s Stardust. On the remix John pulls out all the stops and takes the track deep into the progressive abyss. A cool rhythmic percussion pattern and beautifully crafted kicks set the track on course as a lush, deep bass holds up the low end. The break throws up a sublime drum and FX sequence with selection of various instruments bringing contrasts to the almost tribal nature of the sound. Superb stuff yet again from John and one for those darker rooms out there.
Hady Tarek joins the remix roster and comes out all guns blazing with a fantastic punchy kick and sharp hat combo that really gets the track moving. As if that wasn’t enough he ramps things up a gear with a wonderfully balanced bouncing bassline that will get any ass movin’. A short break throws up cool synth riffs with a touch of melodies that will keep your ears trained. Nicely paced grooves and superb arrangements will make this a definite go to tune for many jocks.
Australia’s finest Audio Noir is up next with another of his surreal remixes that always gets those progressive juices flowing. Having just released his first studio album, Almost Famous, which has already been given the remix treatment, we eagerly await some new material as it is always an exciting time. For now we will indulge in Another Audio Noir Trip which intros with a very cool vox pad that grips you immediately. A smooth understated kick gets the track moving as subtle hats and percussions begin to form cool rhythms. The deep rooted basses do a great job shoring up the low end and take on a hypnotic trait that locks you in for the ride. A truly spectacular arrangement that will see a lot of playtime for sure.
Bonetti is back with his long awaited follow up to My House Of Neglect. His Rupture EP comes with dancey deep house in mind and includes a fantastic remix from Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax. Since his last outing Bonetti has appeared on numerous compilations and featured on many sets, still one to watch for the future.
First up is Rupture and from here we get right into the groove with this floor friendly cut. The intro boasts a classic punchy kick and crispy hat combo with a cool vocal sample coming through. After a short break the bassline takes over and ramps up the groove brilliantly and is soon joined by some smooth chords. Cool vocal snippets keep the track moving nicely and sit well among the tight arrangement. A highly infectious track that will burn up many floors no doubt.
Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax step up for remix duty and really hits the spot. Their last track Let It performed very well with features on top websites and plays in many sets. Here they get to grips with their remix of Rupture. A nice and subtle percussive intro leads in to a monster kick that packs a huge punch. Rhythmic percussions begin to form up and get the groove flowing nicely alongside some distant vocal FX. The bassline dominates as it delivers its pulsating groove alongside some very cool deep chords. The break reveals more of those vocals as a subtle acid type line lurks around before we get slammed back to the main sound for the duration. Top notch remix and definitely not to be missed.
Body & Soul is up next and intros with a superb punchy kick and sharp hat combo. Deep lush chords soon make their way through and bring that smooth house flavour to the sound as a wonderfully deep bass provides a solid pulsating groove. A short break reveals some very cool vocal samples that add cool textures to the sound. Nice and solid cut that will be a definite must for the dancefloors.
It’s been almost a year since we last saw Rishi K. over at Green Martian HQ and we are delighted to see he is back with another plunder in his progressive house world. His latest two tracker Black Ice is the long awaited follow up to Inflection Point from November 2013 and we have no doubt this latest offering will be just as stunning.
First up we have the title track Black Ice that sets off with very cool and classic styled punchy kick and hat combo. Smooth housey chord stabs ease their way into the sound alongside a colourful vocal sample. We get right into the track proper after a smooth rising pad transition takes us to the upbeat bassline that dominates the sound so well. The break reveals a smooth piano sequence before a massive kick roll thrusts us back into the main groove for the duration. A hugely impressive slice of prog house that is a definite must have.
Falling awake intros with a cool punchy kick and offset hat combo as various percussions layer up on top. A very cool synth riff comes in early on alongside some vocal FX before we get a taste of the powerful bassline. The bassline will get asses shakin on the floors as it delivers its groovy workout. Subtle piano sequences filter through and marry well with the synth arps which bring a melodic flavour. Top notch stuff from Rishi and a track you will not want to miss.
Elek-Fun delivers his newest slice entitled Great Minds Think Alike on Basiks. Back in July this year we saw his debut with the powerful Lovely Mother Fucker EP which charted well and appeared in many sets. This time around you can expect another feisty run out in a deep tech style.
First up we have the title track Great Minds Think Alike which intros with a monster kick that punches mercilessly right in the chest and is accompanied by a deep throbbing bass from the off. Cool vocal samples add contrasting textures as harsh hats are joined by subtle percussions and FX to etch out a rhythmic groove. Very powerful stuff that will be a welcome addition in those dark late night parties.
Stand & Fight sets off with a huge kick that punches right through your body, this is offset by a sharp crispy hat and builds up a solid rhythm. At the backend of those kicks and just at the offset beat is a pulsating bass that just sits waiting to pounce as the groove intensifies with various layers coming through. A relentless slice of deep techno that will be a top pick in many sets for sure.
Daniel returns to Eyepatch with this deep melancholic two tracker entitled A Numbers Game. His last outing was way back in March with Water Tunnel on Eyepatched Volume 4 and no doubt we will be in for a real treat yet again.
First up is the title track A Numbers Game which intros with some beautifully crafted deep bass synths that give off a true analogue vibe. Tight drum arrangements provide for a steady flowing rhythm that works perfectly with the melancholic nature of the tune. A much deeper almost growling bass seeps up from below and keeps the deep groove alive. The break descends into almost silence in parts which really draws you in forcing deep thoughts. Very nice arrangement that will be a hit among the deeper fraternity.
Mr Morning takes on a slightly brighter persona as beautifully plucked keys and a smooth muted kick make up the intro. Nice and crisp hats and claps soon follow striking up a steady rhythm and paving the way for a fantastic and powerful deep bass groove. A superb arrangement of bright and dark tones that blend together in perfect harmony, definitely one to check out.
Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker titled Simargl. Ruslan is a champion of the darker more energised side of progressive house sliding into deeper trance. His DJ sets on many online radioshows can testify to this as well as clubs in Moscow.
First up we have the deep atmospheric Simargl with its provoking intro that fades through with rising pads and some colourful subtle FX. Out of nowhere a massive pounding kick punches you in the gut and carries you along on this wonderful journey into the deep. The layers build slowly and the track meanders along with a walking bassline that bubbles up from below. Tightly arranged percussion patterns provide a solid rhythm as stabby synths tease. The break throws up some very cool spoken word samples that really adds to the dark nature of the sound. Top notch stuff here that will keep those dark rooms pumping.
Dunga Gongma intros with a huge punchy kick with a nice clip on top as a myriad of weird and wonderful bubbly FX go off in the background. A sinister sounding pad begins to rise up as a deep rolling bassline takes over the sound. Super tight arrangement that builds smoothly into a monster groove with various synth arps providing cool textures. The break offers a hint of melody before we are thrust back into this solid deep progressive workout, not to be missed.
Samantabhadra completes this debut in style. A very darkly intriguing intro will get your attention right away as distant voices and sounds come through. The track gets going proper with a beautifully balanced kick and bass combo. The bass thunders through the sound alongside some melodic rising arps that become a big focus. Expertly crafted FX provide some nice fillers as the track evolves, on the break those arps get busy once again to the backdrop of that throbbing bass. Another dark progressive stomper that will sit well in any deep set.
Thorin is back with his follow up to Hallucinogen back at the end of 2013 with Secrets which comes packed with three superb remixes. Over the last several months Thorin has been a busy guy with a string of remixes for the likes of Nico Parisi, Gai Barone and Audio Noir as well DJ slots on Bonzai Basik Beats and his own monthly podcast. Today Thorin keeps the progressive vibe alive with this fresh new cut.
First up we have the Original Mix that sets off with thumping kick and a wonderfully rich bass that hooks you right into its groove. Subtle percussions bring a smooth rhythmic flow to the sound as lush pads sit in the wings alongside cool arps. The first break throws up a brilliant spoken word sample that gives the track character as well as a narrative that will invoke deep thinking. A proper driving infectious groove ensues and takes us to the main break where the arps take over before we get thrust right back into full swing. Top notch yet again from Thorin and a definite must in any DJ’s box.
Manu Riga is first up to remix duty with another of his sublime progressive journeys. Manu is fresh from his fantastic Shadow of Life which saw massive support across many top portals as well as a firm favourite on the floors. Here he sets us up for one of his inspiring rides through deep prog vibes. The intro boasts a nice punchy kick and wistful FX that ebb and flow throughout bringing a mesmerizing effect to the sound. A beautifully warm bass grabs a hold of your senses and locks you in while subtle gated synths begin to form up. The break brings those wistful pads to the fore as a spoken vocal sample comes through and then it’s back to the main groove for this relentless journey which is most definitely not to be missed.
Next up we have a remix from Mark Found who has already made a big impact with his recent mix on Manu Riga’s Shadow Of Life as well as his own productions Sagittarius and Tribute which he produced under the guise Duluth. Here Mark takes a deeper approach to the sound as he introduces superb dark elements into the grooves. Chunky kicks and expertly crafted percussion arrangements keep the rhythm flowing as sinister sounding pads creep through alongside a hypnotic bassline that dominates with its pulsating rhythm. The break brings up those pads with a spoken vocal off in the distance keeping the deep vibe flowing. Superb offering here that will no doubt keep the darker floors active with its infectious grooves.
Lastly we have Deuzler with his remix, he is fresh off the back of his last remix on Audio Noir’s Brooklyn Xpress which came shortly after his debut Go Toward the Light. On the remix he takes the track firmly down the progressive house route with wonderful pounding kicks and a subtle percussion arrangement that keeps the rhythm steady and solid. Beautifully warm and lush deep basses inject the groove with a hypnotic vibe that keeps you locked in. Such a top notch cut that will be a hit among many for sure.