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Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb My Inner EP. Jacob started out in music playing the guitar and was heavily influenced by rock and metal bands for many years. After he discovered electronic music however, he soon realised that this is where his passion lay. Now a veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. He has already got off to a great start for 2017 by signing with Bonzai as well as hosting his own radio shows and, just a few short weeks ago he showed up on guest mix duties for our very own Bonzai Basik Beats. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more in the future.
My Inner offers up a seriously stunning slice of progressive house with its alluring draw that pulls you in thanks to expertly crafted arrangements and mesmeric sounds. In the background we find a host of sounds that combine beautifully to create a multi layered textures that compliments the main track. Up front we’re led deep into the progressive abyss with a tight drum section and a hypnotic bassline that drives the track effortlessly. Swirling pads and subtle melodic arps greet us on the break before we head back into the main track for the duration. A top notch cut that will definitely be a welcome addition in any late night set.
Tiahuanaco Returns is a steady, fine flowing progger that will be welcomed on the floors no doubt. A subtle, laidback intro precedes an ever growing groove that delivers a superb progressive experience. Pumping kick drums are joined by bright and crispy shuffling hats while a deep and moody bassline rattles the lower frequencies. Pulsing synths mesmerize as sweet melodic arpeggios take over on the break. A beautifully crafted slice that will definitely grab a lot of attention.
Fresh off the back of his Egret EP, Marco Madia returns with another tantalising cut, this time around he delivers the fantastic two tracker Toucan EP. Marco is a solid, dedicated artist who always dishes out quality sounds. He’s considered with very high regard among his peers and his music is a testament to this. Never one to disappoint, we just know you’re gonna love this latest cut.
Channel-Billed intros with a nice chunky kick drum and crispy offset hi hat that generates a cool steady beat. A deep rumbling bassline soon joins in and we find ourselves locked on to a solid deep house groove filled with warm keys and hypnotic sequences. The track layers up beautifully creating moody textures that will keep the floors moving with ease. A top notch slice that is not to be missed.
Keel-Billed sets out with a very interesting percussion pattern that sets the track up with a cool rhythmic flow. A combination of drums sit tightly packed in the groove and serve as a solid platform for the track. Trippy arpeggio synths bellow out their mesmeric sequences as a subtle bassline sits on the low end. On the break those synths come to life and dish out colourful patterns that blend effortlessly with the deep groove. A definite must have for sure.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife based DJ and producer Alejandro Gutiérrez aka Alex Wellmann marks his Piston Recordings debut with the superb Peaky Blinders. Alex has delivered quality cuts for the last number of years across various labels and we’re delighted to have him here with his latest effort. His style focuses in and around house music with slight variations in between, but he consistently lays on the quality in all of his works and this one is no exception.
Peaky Blinders sets off with a distinct kick drum that leaves a nice bassy trail as shuffling percussions add rhythmic spice to the track. A cool house vibe full of distant voices and rich high strings prevails while a deep rumbling bassline shores up the low end. The track manages to muster up a seriously groovy workout with a minimal approach, a top class effort and one that is not to be missed.
Way Back serves up a real tasty house groove with pumping kick drums and bright crispy hi hats leading the way. Tight percussions for up to bring in a cool rhythmic element as urban style vocals add character to the sound. The bassline lurks in the depths providing a solid groove that becomes the mainstay of the track alongside warm chords that crop up throughout. Super stuff that will not disappoint.
As our 25th year celebrations gather momentum we pick up the pace with a reimagining of another absolute banging track from back in the day. One of our most prolific and successful artists Yves Deruyter gave us Calling Earth back in 1994 which was the A-side to IV – BR 94061 – and backed with Rave City (Cherry Mix). The original was the epitome of the sound of the time and quickly rose to mega status among throngs of ravers and DJ’s. A string of remixes followed as well as multiple releases over the years. The man himself relentlessly churned out hit after hit putting him at the top of his game and, to this day he is still very much revered by his peers. This special 25 years remix is delivered by London based DJ and producer Han Haak and he certainly does the track justice with his slick rendition. In 2012 Han decided to brings his brand of twisted sounds to the masses and his tracks where very quickly championed by a slew of top DJ’s. He is described as being amongst a new wave of rising talent that will make the underground scene much stronger. His passion and drive will most definitely give him the opportunity to make this happen. We’re delighted to have him on board for this one and we hope to see more from him in the future.
On the remix we’re greeted with that too familiar Yves Deruyter signature synth that sits behind a punchy kick drum waiting to be unleashed. The track then takes on its contemporary role as striking synth hits fall into the offbeat accompanied by spiralling basses and a solid, tight drum section. The off-melody riff from the original adds the finishing touch to this stomping cut that will most definitely tear up the modern dancefloor.
Bolivian DJ and producer Jose Henry aka JoC H returns to Bonzai Progressive and is joined by fellow countryman Paul Jove on their Farewell Inti EP. This one marks Jose’s third outing on BP and is another fine example of his top notch quality vibes. His last effort here was back in 2016 with Memento EP which gained great support across the board. Audio and visual artist Paul Jove debuts on BP bringing his unique style to the table. Music has been a constant in his life and has brought him into contact with many genres and styles. In 2001 he got hooked on DJing and this solidified his passion for electronic music. A fine partnership doing their homeland proud and who certainly knows how to get the grooves flowing.
Farewell Inti sets out with a nice punchy kick drum alongside crispy hi hats, sharp claps and an array of shuffling percussions. We’re teased with subtle references to the bass before mercy is shown and the bassline comes through in all its lush glory. Swirling pads create eerie melodies as that bassline probes its way into your soul. The break dishes out more of the subtle melodies creating a wonderful atmosphere before the chunky basses and rhythmic drums come back for the duration. A top notch slice no doubt.
The Flow Of Let Go boasts a fantastic arrangement made up of intricate drums and some very cool FX and basses. An intensity creeps into the track as the layers build with anticipation taking over as we wait for the bass to burst free. Subtle arpeggio’s rise and fall alongside cool synths while the bass meanders through the sound beautifully. The break dishes out some brilliant synths that are tweaked to perfection resulting in a wall of sound that crashes back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.
Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston with a tasty three tracker entitled Come Together EP. His last outing here – Ghetto Hustle – was very well received indeed having featured on Beatport upon release back in August 2016. Mario also enjoys releases on other labels and his style is a welcome addition in many sets. Always a pleasure to hear new sounds from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.
First up we have Come Together which delivers a solid slice of Tech House goodness from start to finish. Pounding beats and rhythmic percussions lead the way as an alluringly hypnotic bassline dominates on the low end. The track presents many layers filled with quirky FX and surreal synths alongside sporadic voices. This bass heavy monster is a definite must have for serious tech jocks.
Just Like That centres itself around a superbly crafted drum arrangement that showcases Mario’s skills beautifully. Intricate patterns combine effortlessly resulting in dancefloor friendly grooves. A deep probing bassline reverberates right through the track forcing your hips to sway to its seductive groove. Cool urban style vocals are scattered through alongside subtle synths that deliver a cosmic laced vibe. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Thinking About You intros with a cool shuffling percussion pattern that draws you in before a thumping kick drum is unleashed. The drums hypnotise with their smooth rhythms as a fantastic deep throbbing bassline dominates the sound. An array of pitched vocals add some very cool textures to the groove while funky keys come through on the break. A fine slice perfect for a late night session.
Spanish artist Oscar Holgado debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker Quiddity. Residing in Amsterdam, Oscar is passionate about music in all its forms, he has already amassed an impressive back catalogue on various labels over the years where he has delivered his unique productions. Great to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
Quiddity intros with a rich chord that unleashes a wave of warmth that is enhanced by beautifully placed vinyl noise. Nice and chunky kick drums come in alongside building percussions and a subtle bassline that peeks out from the depths just enough to get you locked in. The chords are the big player here as they hypnotise the mind and get you into that deep house mood. Contrasting strings and pads add smooth textures to the sound as well as subtle FX. Excellent stuff that is not to be missed.
Le Groove Est Dans Le Move sets off with a very smooth synth sound with a sharp clap taking us up to the punchy beats and soft percussions. The drum section layers up brilliantly creating a steady flowing rhythm while a funky ass bassline does a fine job in getting the booty’s shakin’. On the break we’re taken down the rabbit hole into a surreal world filled with colourful keys before starting to build back into the main groove. The track feels groovy and would sit perfectly in a late night session, a must have no doubt.
AudioStorm returns in 2017 with this superb effort entitled Lethal Engine which boasts two originals and two exceptional remixes from Rise and Fall and Robert R. Hardy. As ever we’re treated to nothing but the best of quality from this guy, just like his last outing for BP – Underground Culture as well as several other remixes.
Before we get to the remixes we have two superb originals – Lethal Engine and Suspense. Both tracks offer up sublime progressive grooves and will certainly turn a few heads. Lethal Engine hits us with a dark and moody prog vibe filled with tight drums and hypnotic arps. The break is a sublime sequence and when that vocal comes through the track blows up, a definite dancefloor destroyer. Suspense also delivers the goods on the progressive front with a solid workout that drives with an intense vibe. Well crafted drum patterns lead the way as a meandering bassline casually works its way through the sound. Contrasting high frequencies work perfectly with the sub sounds here making this one a definite must have.
Rise and Fall is back on remix duties and here he takes Lethal Engine to a whole new dimension with his unique brand of prog. Right from the off you are drawn to the groove with its almost downtempo vibe, but as the track evolves we are taken deeper, much deeper. This one is a solid builder with layer upon layer revealing subtle changes that have a huge impact. The big hitter here though is the acid sequence that seems to go on forever. Enough said, do not miss this one you will not be disappointed.
Reis Robert aka Robert R. Hardy returns to Bonzai Progressive on the remix and here he gets to grips with Suspense and delivers a superb slice for our listening pleasure. The track intros with muted kicks against subtle percussions before the kicks get their thump and the percussion section starts to shuffle creating a steady rhythmic groove. Soft melodic arps linger as a warm bassline rises up enveloping the sound beautifully. A pure hypnotic groove that will draw a lot of attention no doubt.
Romanian DJ and producer Cryss debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Simple Pleasure which comes backed up with two top notch remixes from Bob The Groove and Mendexx. Cryss comes from a musical family and this exposure has nourished his passion for music. He learned guitar and keyboards before finding his way into DJing and then producing. With several releases on various labels we’re delighted to have him on board at Bonzai Progressive.
The Original Mix intros with a nice pounding kick drum along with cool shuffling hi hats and various percussions. A distant melodic arp begins to rise and is soon joined by a warm, probing bassline. The bassline morphs and transforms with a little help from some filtering as subtle guitar riffs and sweeping pads join in. A super tight slice from start to finish that will sit perfectly in any set bringing a smooth deep vibe.
Bob The Groove returns to Bonzai Progressive on the remix and once again he shows us his superb talents in the studio. The intro boasts a deep droning bass that takes hold, drawing you in alongside nice chunky kicks and crispy hi hats. Mesmeric pads fill the background and continue for the duration becoming prominent on the break as they blend effortlessly with hypnotic vocals. The result is cosmic bliss that will definitely be a welcome addition in any late night set.
Scottish DJ and producer Mendexx delivers a superb deep progressive remix that will not disappoint. Mendexx returns to Bonzai Progressive after his last outing Mutate performed very well indeed. Here he takes us on a sublime prog journey that sets out with superb punchy kick drums and crispy hi hats. A stabbing, probing bassline soon comes through and we’re hooked. The bassline is joined by cool synth stabs and subtle vocals that add an air of mystery to the track. Rich strings sweep through and on the break we find intriguing melodies that linger for the duration. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe return to Piston with the pumping house grooves of Baby I Need You. This Santa Fe based duo combine various styles and bring their own influences to the table resulting in cool and diverse sounds. House music is their main genre and their years of experience ensure that only the very best sounds are unleashed. Their DJ sets deliver a dynamic experience leaving the crowds feeling happy. Much more to come from these guys so stay tuned.
Baby I Need You gets right into full on house mode right from the off as solid kicks and shuffling hi hats generate a flowing rhythm. A groovy bassline soon follows which will get the floors moving for sure. Cool vocal shots litter the sound adding a very nice vibe and work well with the stabbing synths. Superb stuff that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Fuck Yeah offers up a funky house groove that will force you to move. The pacey drum section gets right down to business with chunky kick drums and shuffling percussions creating that solid rhythmic flow. Groovy guitar riffs give the track a lot of movement as warm piano chords come through. The bassline is a beautifully crafted underlying feature of the track with its raw jazzy vibe and dancey groove. A real foot stomper this one that is not to be missed.
Spanish DJ and producer Josu Freire marks his Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two track Fresh EP. Since 2013 Josu has been dishing out quality cuts at every turn, his music has reached far and wide on several labels and his sound is very much respected by his peers. We’re delighted to have him on board here and hope to see more soon.
The aptly titled Fresh is up first delivering a… well, a very fresh groove. Big chunky kicks are offset with bright crispy hi hats that will definitely gravitate the crowds to the floors. A superb deep probing bassline weaves through the track effortlessly creating a groovy vibe. Cool vocals litter the sound in both diva and urban styles giving the track a lot of character while subtle synths work makes an appearance and having a huge impact. A top notch slice that will not disappoint.
Possible intros with some nice pumping kick drums with super crispy hi hats filling in the offbeat. The tech house vibes flow freely on this one and will no doubt translate well on the floors. A deep warming bassline gets the booty’s shaking as a classic vocal that fits the sound beautifully fades through. The short breaks throw in some cool synth chords that keep the tech vibe flowing nicely. Brilliant stuff and a must have track for sure.
Progrez stalwarts metrONomes return with another superb joint entitled aenaON. The guys have been around Progrez for quite a while and have solidified their presence with top notch grooves throughout. Their last outing – Crocodile Tears proved popular and no doubt this latest tech fuelled slice will follow suit.
First up we have the dark vibes of aenaON which intros with a punchy kick drum alongside rumbling basses that swell up from the depths. Bright, crispy hats fade in as various percussion make a showing. The track builds with an intensity creating a tangible atmosphere that you just wanna reach out and grab. Subtle synths litter the sound along with swirling pads, on the break a siren type effect comes in before fading and letting those superb beats take the helm once again. Top notch stuff.
aNASA intros with a filtered kick drum and stuttering synth line before the kicks get their thump sending the track on its way. Beautifully placed percussions work perfectly alongside the array of FX on show. A deep and warm bassline slowly finds its way into the sound providing a solid low end for the track to thrive on. An air of intensity creeps into the sound giving off a cosmic vibe that stands out well. On the break that intensity rises even more as we’re introduced to a wall of sublime synths before we’re thrust back into the main groove. A superb slice that is not to be missed.
Gangster is a deeply intense workout that takes us into the depths of techno with a prog twist and beyond. Super tight drums lead the way with a chunky kick at the forefront alongside sharp hats and expertly crafted percussions. The bassline is the big hitter here though as it effortlessly drives the groove. On the break the track is given character with the brilliant use of spoken word by some Goodfella’s over an ever increasing rising synth before crashing back to the solid beats for the duration. A truly fantastic cut that will most definitely get any party into full swing.
Cairo based DJ and producer duo Shady Sabry and Ahmed El Touny make up Temporarily Unknown and here they debut on Green Martian with the superb Final Destination. They started to produce music around 5 years ago separately, until 2016 when they combined forces and decided to take it to the next level delivering some Deep ,Tech and Groovy beats. They both share the same passion for exploring, creating and experimenting with sounds and this is what drives them. The guys already boast an impressive catalogue of unreleased tracks that get lots of air time on different radio stations in the Middle East such as Nile FM, Marina Fm and many more. Their tracks are championed by some dance music icons like DJ Carlos and more. We’re delighted to have these guys on board and we just know the future will be bright for these stars of Egypt.
First Destination is a wonderfully crafted slice of melodic progressive house that will slot effortlessly into any late night set. Solid beats are in place for the duration as a hypnotic bassline strolls through the track, drawing us in. Superbly crafted percussions generate a smooth flowing rhythm while subtle melodies play out. The vocal is stunning, mysterious and captivating and will force you into deep though. The break is simply divine here, the melodies sweep through alongside that vocal and intense bass pads delivering a euphoric moment. A fantastic debut for these guys, check it out.
Legacy boasts a strong progressive groove that captivates the mind with its twists and turns. Tight drums lead the way alongside a deep probing bassline. The track delivers a wonderfully rich atmosphere with the use of swirling pads and subtle melodies while on the break we find a mesmerizing piano chord that gets deep into your soul. Distant voices and scattered synths litter the groove adding cool textures to the sound making this a must have track for sure.
Iga Dep debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the delicious progressive groover Indigo which comes backed up with remixes from Matan Caspi and Thorin. Iga Dep has proven to be a force to be reckoned with over the last couple of years, he has seen releases on the likes of Mystic Carousel among others. Great to have him on board at BP and we’ve no doubt his sound will be right at home on one of 2016’s top progressive labels.
The Original Mix delivers a deep and moody progressive slice complete with a warm droning bassline that sits perched on the low end while bright hats cut through alongside subtle percussions and a pumping kick drum. An array of quality FX and gritty synths layer up and add wonderful textures. Super groovy stuff that will not disappoint.
Matan Caspi returns to remix duties and once again we’re given a masterclass in creating sublime progressive grooves. His last outing was back in October 2016 with Distant Muse which gained great support across the board. No doubt this one will follow suit so buckle up and enjoy the ride. Here the remix takes us on a wonderfully deep proggy ride. A solid drum arrangement keeps the track moving nicely while a deep, powerful bassline dominates. Soft pads swirl around alongside subtle arpeggios and FX. The track is distinguished by some stunning synth work that definitely grab the attention of many.
Bonzai Progressive veteran Thorin returns with a superb remix and once again he leaves his indelible prog marker on the sound. It’s been a while since we last seen Thorin, he gave us some memorable moments in 2016 with a special track on Bonzai & Friends 500 as well as a fantastic remix on Manu Riga’s Surrounded Remixed. He’s also released on other labels over the years and continues his presence at Twidl events as well as guest spots on radio shows. Always a delight to have his work come through the inbox and hopefully we’ll see much more in the future. On the remix here Thorin gets us into full on prog mode for 2017. The track intros with a beautifully arranged drum section that comprises solid beats and rhythmic percussions that take on a tribalistic vibe. Subtle melodies intertwine effortlessly creating a colourful and exciting platter for us to feast on. Deep probing basses dominate the lower end and mesmerize with their warm embrace. A thought provoking slice that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Paul Angelo and Don Argento mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Ipanema EP. Born in Cyprus, they started writing and playing electronic music as a duo back in 2013. Since then they performed at top electronic music venues in Cyprus and managed to reach the Beatport top 100 with their debut EP, Bromelain. Their music blends elements of Progressive House, Trance and Techno. They have seen support from big electronic artists such as Tim Penner, Capa, Robert R. Hardy, Pete K, Dmitry Molosh, Simos Tagias, Chris Zag, Haris C, Paul Anthonee and many more. Great to have them on board at BP and we hope to see more soon.
Exotic progressive house is one way to describe Paul Angelo & Don Argento’s latest creation, Ipanema. The track just oozes pure progressive vibes and draws its warmth from the famous beach area. Well rounded punchy kick drums lead the way with bright crispy hi hats on the offset generating a solid rhythm alongside subtle percussions. A hypnotic arp cascades the track and blends effortlessly with swirling pads, soft pan pipes and a superb plucky bass. The break is a wonderfully blissful sequence, a mini track in the middles of the progressiveness if you will. Dominating the break is a fantastic guitar that enables the mind to drift away before we’re drawn back into full on mode for the duration. A must have no doubt.
Punaluu delivers a superbly warm bass laden slice of progressive that makes us dream of the Summer months. A nice and tight drum arrangement takes us on our way and generates a solid rhythmic flow while the bassline adds an extra spicy groove. On the musical front we’re treated to wonderfully crafted arpeggios and a bright, rich piano that stands out beautifully. The break throws up a serene image of beach life on Hawaii’s third island before the party gets back into full swing with the return of the main track. Top notch stuff indeed that is not to be missed.