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OZ ROMITA & CHRONO – DOLLIN (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

Oz Romita and Chrono join forces to deliver this stunning collaboration entitled Dollin which comes backed up with a slew of top notch remixes. Oz continues to run Sounds R Us with gusto and sources some of the finest techno grooves around from upcoming and established artists. Much more to come from SRUR so well worth keeping an eye on. Chrono aka Zoltan Salai was last seen round these parts back in June 2014 with the wonderful Pantihouse which made a fantastic splash across many floors, great to see him back again.

First up we have the Original Mix with its bright crispy intro filled with various percussions that are soon joined by a nice subtle kick and walking bass. Drum layers form up and deliver a solid techno flavour that will definitely get heads nodding. Cool echoed vocals litter the sound throughout and add smooth textures. The break dishes out cool filtered noises and gives a glimpse of things to come with some nifty trumpet work. Those trumpets make it through to the main groove and bring some funky jazz tones along for the ride. Excellent stuff from these guys you will not want to miss.

Up next we have the Zoë Xenia remix which intros with a nice punchy kick and sharp claps while cool drum patterns ease their way through. The track has a cool bounce to it that will appeal to many floors and get the booties moving. A darker element emerges as deep synth chords fade in alongside that tantalising vocal and swinging trumpets. The bass holds the sound up beautifully as it sits back allowing the mid section to thrive. A real nice blend of deep tech sounds that will fit well in many sets no doubt.

Onofrio Conte heads up the next remix and takes the track deep into techno grooves with his superb style. Last time out he delivered the brilliant Rumble which came not long after his remix on Van Czar’s Rhumba EP. On the remix we get to experience a true techno fuelled groove that will definitely grab a lot of attention. Slick percussion and drum arrangements add a slice of tribal to the sound as the bass pulsates right through the low end. Wailing trumpets glide across the track and leave behind vivid scenes that keeps the vibe alive throughout. Deep, down and dirty grooves for the late night sessions, a must have.

Jim Star deliver his Funkadelic Remix which grabs a hold of you right from the off. A quite surreal picture forms out of a noisy scene filled with white noise, distant voices and traversing trumpets. The drum section holds the rhythm beautifully as you begin to lose yourself deep in the sound. The funk and psychedelic images merge effortlessly as we are driven deeper into the groove on this sublime journey. On the break we are met with high pitched strings the melt into the sound as all around we are bombarded with a myriad of noise before the main groove returns for the duration. Top notch stuff.

P-Ben is up on remix duty next and he ramps up the pressure with his high octane take. Tight drums and sharp percussions make up the intro which is given a boost with wonderful punchy kicks and a pulsating bass that sits perfectly on the low frequency. Wailing trumpets and screaming distant voices dominate the sound throughout and give off a real techno flavour. The break reveals the trumpets in all their jazzy glory as that hypnotic bass relentlessly drives on. A definite floor filler here that will feature on many sets for sure.

Kreisel rounds up this package with a wonderfully deep, tech fuelled remix. The intro boasts nice punchy kicks that are joined by some very cool vocals and vocal effects. The track carries a mesmerizing tone that will keep a hold of you for the long haul. The track breaks to throws up a smooth acid style bassline that gives a cool characteristic to the sound as slicing chords join the party. The rhythm gathers pace with a little help from shuffling hats and a tight drum arrangement. Sharp stabby trumpets come through and take control of the sound adding a smooth house vibe. Superb stuff that is a must for any DJ’s crate.

#ozromita #chrono #soundsrusrecordings #zoexenia #onofrioconte #jimstar #pben #kreisel

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DANIEL RAY – KEEPING ON (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Daniel Ray notches up his fifth Eyepatch release with this superb two tracker entitled Keeping On. Last time out, Daniel furnished us with the deep and techy vibes of Mirrors which saw great support across the board. Keeping On gets into a deep groove right from the off with a groovelicious bass chord arrangement that fills the sound beautifully. Tight drums and cool crispy hats get the rhythm flowing nicely as the deep vibes continue to rise. A sense of melancholy prevails from the poignant strings on offer as the dirtier side of tech is just about suppressed within this solid groover, Top notch stuff that will not go unnoticed, a must have.

The Bright Side intros with a nice punchy kick and hat combi alongside soft pads and beautiful deep chords. Big stabby chords burst through and are joined by a reverberating bass that just hangs in the air, lingering on and on adding to the surreal vibe. Sweet melancholic keys contrast perfectly and cut through the lower frequencies to reveal a brighter sound. A super smooth ride into deep house grooves you will not want to miss out on.

#danielray #eyepatchrecordings

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AIRWAVE – DANCE BREAKS VOLUME 2 – NOW EXCLUSIVE ON LOOPMASTERS

Loopmasters proudly welcome back Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave for a brand new collection of inspirational dance breaks and beats designed for all dance music producers looking to add sonic interest to their rhythm tracks way beyond the basic 4×4. Airwave – Dance Breaks Vol2 is a whopping 3.39GB collection of over 600 Royalty Free, punchy electronic drum loops designed to create maximum impact in your productions, featuring a huge sonic range from Ambient Rhythmic Textures to Dark Glitchy Electronica onto Experimental Underground House, Breaks and Driving Techno Drums.

The Collection features 59 crunchy drum loops each with 5 -7 variations on each theme to allow for flexible arranging and mixing. The Loops are all recorded in 24Bit 44.1 KHz in tempos ranging from 64 to 160BPM and come as Acidsed Wav, Rex2 and Apple Loop formats compatible with all the major music software programs.

Airwave released his first records on the infamous Bonzai Label. His countless productions under 35 different aliases (Airwave, Body shock, Cape Town, Planisphere, Fire & Ice, Nova, The Green Martian, Lolo, Cloud 69, Meridian) got him plays by the biggest dj’s on this planet, including DJ Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules, Sasha, John Digweed, Chris Fortier, and Seb Fontaine. So much respect from his fellow colleagues, led him to collaborate with several artists, including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, M.I.K.E aka Push, Judge Jules, and lately Markus Schulz, Above and Beyond, Andy Moor, and many, many others.

In Detail expect to find 3.39GB of 24Bit 44.1KHz Drum Loops with 59 Drum Loops + Variations, 626 Loops Total and 896 Rex2 Files

All Electronic Dance producers should check out this collection as there is something here for everyone, so make sure you hit play on the demo song and download the free to use taster pack then sample Airwave – Dance Breaks Vol2 Today!

#loopmasters #airwave

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CLUB TRAXX – BREAKS 3 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The Club Traxx series continues with Breaks 3 compiling some of the hottest breaks tracks around that are filled with intensity to blow your mind. We’ve selected 20 choice cuts from top labels like Bonzai Progressive, J00F, Mistique Music and Contrast. Lose yourself to the sounds of artists such as Airwave, Moshic, Fatal Error, Mathov, Julian Deep, Platunoff, Stardesign, Reflection Soul, Audio Noir, Chris Oblivion, TimeWave, Plu-Ton, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Digital Department, Incolumis, Max Ivanovsky, Van Bake, MSZ, Aitra, Maxim Palmaxs and Lukosz Green1. A stunningly surreal collection that will definitely make a mark on your playlist.

#bonzaiprogressive #airwave #platunoff #plu-ton #digitaldepartment #msz #moshic #fatalerror #mathov #juliandep #stardesign #reflectionsoul #audionoir #chrisoblivion #timewave #stanisha #kaankoray #incolumis #maxivanovsky #vanbake #aitra #maksimpalmaxs #lukosz #green1

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AMETRON – EI A EI (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Ametron aka Athens based DJ and producer Tigran Mkrtchian debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime two track Ei A Ei. Tigran played in rock bands in the 90’s as a teenager before moving on to experiment with electronic sounds. In 2005 he was co-founder of the party crew Psyacoustics who organised lots of events and played alongside some of the worlds to psychedelic artists. His musical background has enabled him to continue his journey and produce many different styles. In 2011 he released the compilation, Landing on Neurotrance Records. These days he works as a physiotherapist and spends all his free time experimenting with music with some great results. A highly talented artist no doubt, we’re glad to have him on board.

Ei A Ei intros with a throbbing sub bass that will have the bassbins quaking. A nice thumping kick is introduced and gives the track a real deep and almost psy feel. That bassline levels out into a full on driving monster and carries a lot of psy elements while keeping firmly in the deep, dark progressive sphere. A myriad of sounds converge on the track and create cool layered textures throughout. Articulate short synth stabs litter the groove and lead the way as the track gathers pace on its epic journey. Acid lines, cool vocals, driving rhythms and more, this track has it all and you do not want to miss this one.

Undercover Obsession intros with a strange mixture of blips, detuned notes and a pulsing bass sound. A chunky kick comes through and brings order with its pounding dominance as darkly sinister pads fill out the background. A proper deep low end bass sits perfectly as a much sharper raw bass gets the groove into full flow. The break delves deeper as the sinister element intensifies with some harsh synths and that constant, hypnotizing bass which fades off to leave a subtle melody and gritty sounds in its wake. Definitely a late night thumper here, top notch stuff.

#ametron #bonzaiprogressive

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LAESH – THAT OLD FICTION (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Laesh debuts on Piston with That Old Fiction, two sublime deep and grooving tracks that will not disappoint. His passion is House music with deep, old school influences. Since getting his first set of turntables he has played at many clubs on the circuit. In 2010 he ventured into producing and found himself getting releases on labels like Oasi Lab, Malo, Bluedye, Redlight and Joyful Family Records. His DJ sets are performed using vinyl and he prides himself for his eclectic vinyl collection. Great to have him on board at Piston.

That Old Fiction gets us on the move with a superb classic style intro filled with big chunky kicks, crispy hats and sharp claps. A very cool, deep bassline comes through and takes over the sound to deliver a solid dancey groove. You can tell this guy loves his retro with the addition of brilliant filtered disco samples that pop up throughout the track. A proper in your face groove that will delight many floors for sure.

A Dirty Vintage Fantasy intros with that classic styled chunky kick and crisp hat combi we all know and love. This sets the track up perfectly and will definitely get feet on the floors. A cool house fuelled filtered bassline and accompanying vocal fades through and soon takes over the sound to deliver a super funky groove. Straight up fresh beats for the big floors that will most definitely make it onto many playlists.

#laesh #pistonrecordings

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SWEEN – NEUTRON (GREEN MARTIAN)

Sween returns to Green Martian after quite a long hiatus with the superb Neutron. It was back in 2009 when we last saw this talented artist with the wonderful Sweencity which was backed with Danceity. Sweencity was included in several compilations such as Deep Trance Trax 1 and the very first Afterhour Trax as well as a spot on Bonzai Worx DJ Session 19 compiled by Chantola. A very exciting return that will definitely get a few heads turning for sure.

Neutron intros with a smooth dark tone that is filled with cool punchy kicks and distant sounds. The bassline bubbles up from the depths and brings that dark edge with it which is the dominant force throughout the track. Cool atmospheric sounds fill the spectrum as bright arps bring a melodic flavour. The track drive on with a hypnotic force that keeps the groove in check. A wonderfully diverse sound filled with deep, dark vibes and contrasting bright melodies, superb stuff.

Angels sets off with a cool drum pattern and a nice chunky kick on top. The bass creeps into the sound from out of nowhere and becomes the driving force throughout. Beautifully rich melodies cascade down through synth arps and are joined by sweeping pads that really captivate the mind. A totally mesmerizing experience that will keep you hooked for the duration, a must have.

#sween #greenmartian

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KEVIN VEGA – THE GAMBLER (PROGREZ)

Progrez stalwart Kevin Vega returns with the fantastic three tracker entitled The Gambler. A big part of the Progrez journey, Kevin has consistently delivered the goods with his lush progressive house vibes. His last outing, Andromeda gained a lot of support across the board and since then he has racked up several top notch remixes for the likes of Dofamine and Airwave & DJ Fire. Always worth checking this guy out, he never disappoints.

The Gambler gets us on the move with a real nice punchy kick and mesmerizing percussions that lock you right into the groove. A wonderfully lush probing bass joins in and takes the track right into the deepest depths of progressive house. Sweeping pads form various layers and bring a melodic edge to the sound that captivates the mind. On the break a beautifully constructed kaleidoscope of sound takes over and you soon find yourself lost in this fantastic epic world. Another superb Kevin Vega cut that you will not want to miss.

The Wizard intros with a huge kick that pounds hard on the subs while subtle percussions begin to layer up alongside a rising synth and deep bass. You feel the intensity building as the track progresses with the bass staying firm on the low end. The break delves into a surreal soundscape with cool atmospheric sounds and a subtle synth before getting right back into the main groove for the duration and those pounding kicks once again. Top notch stuff, definitely one for the late night sessions.

The Preacherman takes us on another epic Kevin Vega journey, deep into the heart of progressive house grooves. A big chunky kick provides the intro and will give the bassbins a run for their money alongside that probing, powerful bassline. Bright crispy hats and some cool drum patterns let the rhythms loose as various strings rise up to combine into a spacey sequence. The break reveals a very cool sequence filled with a distant spoken vocal over some gritty, raw sounds that add superb textures to the track. Another highly effective track that would be a welcome addition in any progressive set.

#kevinvega #progrez

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