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DEAN CHAPPLE & JAMES DANIELS – LOOK INTO MY EYES (PISTON RECORDINGS)

UK based producer duo Dean Chapple & James Daniels aka Daniel Morris debut on Piston with the superb 2 tracker Look Into My Eyes. The guys met several years ago while working at a high street clothing store in what they’ve both described as a “random meet”, they’ve been friends ever since. Dean started to write his own music around 2007 having started to play around with basic production software, learning as he went through trial and error. He was responsible for getting Daniel interested in music and after releasing a couple of tracks they started to take this music thing much more seriously, and after a trip to Ibiza their minds were made up. Starting off with a tech sound, they soon realised that they wanted to make music that they liked, so they went underground. Now after a raft of releases on several top labels, these guys are riding the crest of a wave with their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.

Look Into My Eyes intros with a cool kick and hat combi with various percussions delivering a steady rhythm. The kicks are beefed up and are joined by a superb bassline that rolls through the sound creating a dancey tech house groove. Metallic chord stabs come through create some excellent textures while a diva-esque vocal adds an extra layer of spice. Top notch grooves for any floor, a must have.

Different Walks sets out with a nice chunky kick drum that delivers a pounding thump and will rattle any sub woofer into submission. On the percussion front a collection of bright crispy hats and rides set up a solid rhythmic flow to the sound. The bassline rolls along on the low end with a deep bouncy groove and is joined by some fantastic layered pads. Cool vocals are scattered throughout and add colour to the sound as that bassline dominates the groove. Superb stuff once more, not to be missed.

#deanchapple #jamesdaniels #pistonrecordings

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TAPEOUT – MAKE ME FEEL GOOD EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

TapeOut aka Italian DJ and producer duo Davide Ercolin and Christian Diaferia debut on Piston with the fantastic three track EP entitled Make Me Feel Good. Christian and Davide began their collaboration in 2013 and have released several tracks on various labels. They possess a passion for music and a desire to express their ideas on both the dancefloor and in their productions. They draw influence from Jazz and Soul and have recently refined their own brand of minimal and deep house. Delighted to have them on board and we hope to see more soon.

Make Me Feel Good sets out with a nice punchy kick drum and bright crispy hi hats alongside a tinkling piano melody. A deep rooted bassline comes in and contrasts with the brighter elements beautifully. Cool vocals deliver a classic groovy vibe that many will recognise, this adds to the bouncy rhythm of the track brilliantly and will definitely get bodies on the floor. A perfectly arranged slice of deep goodness that will spice up any set no doubt.

My Little Children dishes out a wonderful classic vibe right from the get go as chunky kicks are met with smooth chords and a fantastic female vocal. The bassline comes through and takes over with a superb deep groove that flows effortlessly through the sound locking us in with its infectious draw. As the track evolves we are treated to more one shot vocals and a playful FM bass that dances across the groove. Beautifully layered with a tight arrangement making this a definite must have track.

Rounding off this top notch pack we have I Need A Boat Party which intros with a very nice chunky kick and warm chord. A deep and probing bassline joins in and settles the track into its deep house groove for the duration. Cool vocal snippets are scattered through the composition as funky elements begin to emerge in the form of electric guitar licks and some nifty bass guitar alongside pitching keys. Top notch stuff that you’ll not want to miss out on.

#tapeout #pistonrecordings

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ORLANDO VOORN – CLASSICS – VAN CZAR REMIXES (BONZAI BASIKS)

After the recent success of the mighty Orlando Voorn’s collection of Classics on Bonzai Basiks, we decided to have our very own underground techno maestro Van Czar lead an exclusive remix pack of Orlando’s work. We think you’ll agree that Van has totally outdone himself on this one and showed a lot of respect for the original sound that brought about a legacy that spanned over 20 years. We spoke to Van about this project and we got the feeling that he spent many hours working tirelessly using his arsenal of instruments and all his energy, to ensure the integrity of each track remained intact. Van and Orlando have a lot of upcoming collabs that will be found on Van’s own CZ label, and the pair will also work alongside the legendary DJ Pierre who is pencilled in to provide the remix on one of their tracks, and as if that wasn’t enough they have also secured a remix from one of the Godfathers of techno, Anthony Shakir.

Originally written by Juan Atkins and Orlando back in 1994, Infiniti – Game One was (and in many quarters still is) a monster of a track that helped define an era. Remixing legends is not an easy job to take on, but Van Czar has certainly risen to the occasion on this one. On the remix Van takes the original elements and works them into a pounding, modernised club weapon while staying true to its roots. Big chunky kick drums are offset with crisp hi hats and a deep rumbling bassline. Throughout the track we’re treated to some expertly crafted synths and FX that create surreal melodies. Top notch stuff and the perfect way to kick off this pack.

In 1992 Orlando gave us Flash, under his Fix guise and would become one of the biggest techno tracks ever. On the remix Van wanted to stay true to the original sound and with some degree of difficulty he decided to give it its distinctive club appeal while retaining an underground vibe. Lots of layers that blend beautifully result in a definite floor filler here as deep rooted sounds layer up beautifully. The kick drums open up the sound as they pump out a solid dancey rhythm alongside cool hats and percussions while the bass lurks on the low end delivering a superb deep groove. Swirling pads come through on the break and add wonderful textures to the sound as they morph and contort, drawing us in. Excellent stuff once more, not to be missed.

Next up we have Van’s remix of Wiggle that sets off with a distinct rhythmic pulse as the congas go to work. This super tight arrangement will definitely have any floor moving as nice and chunky kicks are met with a cacophony of percussions that create intricate rhythmic patterns. The track has a very cool and dark melodic streak that runs through it, due in part to the always moving bassline and the fantastic synths and pads that dominate on the break and beyond. A definite must have track that will give any dancefloor a boost of rhythm.

Another big hitter from 1994 is Orlando’s alias Complex and the track Midi Merge. Van deliberately wanted to give this one as much club appeal as possible without ruining the tracks ethos, and we think he’s hit the nail on the head, again. Right from the off you get sucked into an infectious dancey rhythm that will lure you onto the floors no doubt. A deep, funky, sexy laden groove oozes out of the bassline while up top a tight arrangement of pumping kick drums and intricate percussions do their thing. Adding to the groovy nature of the vibe we’re treated to some very cool synths and sparse vocal snippets that come and go. This one is a must for any techno jock looking to get the floor energised.

Rounding off this impressive pack we have Van Czar’s Jam Remix of Orlando Voorn – Face. Keeping true to the original works throughout, Van delivers the goods yet again with a top notch club inspired pumping remix. Big chunky kick drums lead the way as a deep probing bassline weaves its way through the arrangement while an expertly crafted percussion section dishes out a solid rhythm that will surely get the bootys shakin’. Amidst the myriad of drums and percussions lies a very cool voice that stays the course of the track, this keeps the track firmly rooted in the techno arena and blends perfectly with the more clubby elements. Top notch stuff indeed.

#orlandovoorn #bonzaibasiks #vanczar

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NIGHT SHIFT MASTER – MOOD CONTROL EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

Ukraine born and now based in Israel, DJ and producer Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Mood Control EP. Vlad was born in Ukraine in 1982, and started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. Later on he moved to Israel, and continued his music studies by taking classes at BPM, Tel Aviv’s most famous academy for music production. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.

Mood Control intros with a solid pounding kick drum and subtle hats before a cool synths come through alongside scattered vocal snippets. A wonderfully warm, deep bassline is introduced and the track gets locked into an excellent progressive house groove for the duration. A retro themed FM bass also lurks within the groove here and will definitely get the feet to the floors. As the layers build the track evolves beautifully with subtle melodies delivered by a cool acoustic pluck. This becomes prominent on the break and is joined by a pulsing pad that takes us to the lead synth before we get slammed right back into action. Top notch stuff.

Deep house vibes ooze out of the next track, Into You. The intro boasts a punchy kick drum and some deep bass hits alongside crispy hi hats. The bass takes on a fantastic club inspired groove that gives off a retro vibe and will definitely get asses on floors for sure. A superb raspy female vocal rings out through the track and beefs up the dance appeal. Cool swirling pads float overhead along with equally cool synths stabs making this a definite must have track that will rock any party no doubt.

Fields intros with a classic deep house groovy vibe made up of chunky kick drums, crispy hi hats and a warm bass. The bass moves beautifully through the sound and is joined by some superb synth stabs creating a bouncy vibe. Distant vocals litter the sound and add very cool textures to the sound. The big hitter here has got to be the synths that personify the deep house sound beautifully. On the break the sound is filtered against those cool vocals before the bass comes back joined by classic piano stabs. This one has it all, deep, sexy, groovy vibes to light up any set.

#nightshiftmaster #greenmartian

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STAN KOLEV – FORSAKEN EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Having appeared on several of our compilations over the years, Stan Kolev marks his full Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb three tracker Forsaken EP. Since 2005 this guy has been dishing out top quality cuts on many top labels. Everything from progressive house, deep house and tech house has been covered. In recent times he has shown up on our own compilations including Club Traxx – Progressive House 13, 15 and 16. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from this guy in the future.

Forsaken is up first and comes in two flavours, the Original Mix and the Instrumental. Both offer up a solid slice of techno with the Instrumental made available or those that want to lose the sparse vocals. Right from the off you find yourself locked into a powerful techno groove that is made up of thumping kicks, bright hats and a superb deep and lush bassline that drives the groove beautifully. In the background a series of almost industrialised clangy FX set the tone and deliver a tough edge to the sound. The sinister vocal adds cool texture to the sound and works perfectly against the backdrop of a stunning techno groove. Simply awesome.

Mauve intros with a cool stuttering bass sound alongside a subdued kick drum with crisp hats and sharp claps riding alongside. Percussive layers start to build and a solid rhythm ensues as the kick drum gets beefed up into a powerful pounding punch. Cool FX fill in the spaces and create a colourful multi layered sound with a super tight arrangement. Sweeping vocal sounds make their presence know from time to time as we are drawn deeper into the groove. A somewhat minimalist approach to progressive that will most definitely beef up any set, no doubt.

#stankolev #bonzaiprogressive

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DANIELE CUROTTO – DECK OF CARDS EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Argentinean DJ and producer Daniel Curotto marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with a very impressive three track EP entitled Deck Of Cards. It was shortly after a trip to Europe that Daniel first decided he wanted to get into music, in particular DJing. After a few years of playing in and around Mar del Plata he decided to create his own music. He started to practice with Subiela Francisco Fernandez who not only taught him about bass or drums, he also taught about emotion in music. Influenced mainly by the techno genre, Daniel had the opportunity to meet artists like+John Creamer, 16 Bit Lolitas, Tocadisco, Fatboy Slim, John Acquaviva, Trentemoller, Tiga, Loco Dice, Guy J etc. Today his style is a mixture of techno, house and progressive, and he plans to continue to evolve his sound and style.

Up first we have Deck Of Cards which delivers a mixed bag of tech house meets progressive resulting in some explosive dancefloor friendly moments. A tight drum arrangement, complete with a solid punchy kick drum and bright hats amidst a myriad of percussions, keeps the rhythms in check as ultra cool synths and chords work their magic. The track does have a dark tone that will light up any floor. A hypnotic bass mesmerizes while sporadic chord stabs beefs up the groove. Top notch stuff here that you will not want to miss.

Inspiring Clones delivers an eclectic look at deep, groovy vibes with a progressive twist that works beautifully to create a solid groove to give any set a boost. Expertly arranged beats sit over a superb deep bassline that settles into a steady flowing rhythmic groove. Up top we have a very cool vocal that inspires an Ethnic trait through the track while that bassline probes with its deep boring tentacles. Surreal in parts, this one will get the imagination running wild.

Mild Rise is a big progressive hitter that will no doubt find its way into many late night sessions with its deep and dark tones. The intro boasts a cacophony of sound with swirling pads merging with cool FX and subtle percussions that slowly build into a solid beat that delivers cool rhythms to work that booty to. A punchy kick drum bursts through alongside a brilliant chugging bassline that provides the foundation for a fantastic ride. The break throws up a surreal sequence filled with those relentless pads and a very cool vocal that captivates. A perfectly trippy slice of prog that is not to be missed.

#danielecurotto #bonzaiprogressive

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VICTOR BERGH – DELTAHOUSE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Fresh off the back of his last Piston cut – Sot Vaed – Swedish DJ and producer Victor Bergh aka Victor Berghmeister returns with another fine slice of deep house pleasure on his two tracker Deltahouse. Always an exciting time when this guy drops his tunes into the office and this time around is no exception, listen and learn.

The title track Deltahouse intros with a very classy kick drum and hi hat combi, straight away you feel locked into a deep groove and this feeling grows as the layers build. In the background a high string hangs in the air as percussive elements form up. The track breaks to reveal a muffled vocal that yields to more percussions before the beats return along with a warm chord and abyss level basses. The vocal comes to the fore soon after and is accompanied by some dialogue, but the vocal steals the show with its catchy appeal and cool lyrics. An expertly crafted piece that will sit beautifully into the more groovy peak time sets.

Las Legos is up next and sets of with a top notch punchy kick drum and bright crispy hat combi. Percussions start to build all around and form into a solid rhythmic groove that is complimented by some very cool chords and keys. A Barry White-esque vocal comes through adding a sultry tone to the groove. The deep nature of the sound ensures an equally deep groove that oozes sex appeal. The bassline is the icing on the cake here as it struts along playfully and marrying perfectly with the keys. If you’re looking for something to keep the hot and sweaty floors grooving then this is your cut, not to be missed.

#victorbergh #pistonrecordings

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SATOUR FT. DAVID VAN BYLEN – DISCONNECT EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Satour aka Satur returns to Piston with Disconnect EP and is joined by fellow DJ, producer, remixer and singer David Van Bylen. We last caught a glimpse of Satour on Piston back in September 2015 when he joined forces with Pandeo on their debut Kindel. Heavily influenced by 70’s rhythm and groove this guy definitely knows how to work a sound and bring rhythms to life, great to see him back once more. David debuts on Piston and brings a very diverse set of skills that allows him to move between many styles and genres. He has DJed at top venues and played with top jocks from around the world. On the production front he has worked with many great artists and his work as a composer and producer transcends the boundaries of pop and dance music, having signed several soundtracks for documentaries, short films, commercials and TV shows, and even movies.

Disconnect intros with an upfront, upbeat tech house vibe complete with a nice thumping kick drum, crispy hats and a very cool vocal that gets laced with an array of even cooler FX. A deep probing bassline comes through and sets the track up for a groovy ride into tech town as the drums form up to bring a solid rhythm. On the break we are treated to some expert pitching keys and pads that deliver a surreal edge to the sound before those tight beats and bass return for the duration. An excellent slice of tech and a must have track no doubt.

Marketplace sets off with a very cool synth sound that is soon joined by a punchy kick drum and an array of bright hats and cool percussion patterns. A retro theme comes off the drums and binds beautifully with the quirky nature of the synths as they rise in pitch. The vocals are neither sung nor spoken, a strange mixture of the two and this works perfectly with the sound adding eclectic textures and character. A space age synth appears taking the track to the next level before we get back to the down and dirty of this solid groove. Superb stuff here that offers a sideways look at tech, not to be missed.

#satour #davidvanbylen #pistonrecordings

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AUDIO NOIR – FROM LONDON TO MOSCOW – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Almost 8 months on from the release of his album Artificial Star, Australia’s Audio Noir sets out his stall once more and invites four top quality remixers to do their thing with his track From London To Moscow. The original version delivered a solid progressive house groove and we’ve no doubt that these four remixes will do that justice. Vince Aoun is up first on remix duties with his unique twist on the original. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince was last seen round these parts back in November 2015 with his Bonzai Progressive debut Lilium. Since then he has seen his work released on Vandit Records and Melodika Music as well as appearances on our WMC 2016 compilation and Afterhour Trax 19 on Green Martian. The remix opens with a muted kick drum that is cloaked by some crispy bright hats. The beat dissipates to reveal a warm lush bass tone as a cool arp rises up. Sultry vocals ring out and suddenly we’re lashed with a monstrous breaks pattern complete with a powerful kick and snappy snares. The drums are super tight here and will certainly cause a commotion on the floors. As we get lost in the breaks and 80’2 styled rolls a delicious acid riff courses through the sound alongside gritty basses. Top notch stuff from Vince that you do not want to miss.

Quantus aka Volkan Erman & Dimi Douglas returns to the remix desk with another of his top notch efforts. Last time out we got a dosing of his superb talents on remix duty for Nico Parisi’s Raklet before teaming up with Findike on Deep Connection. On the remix we get a taste of the sheer quality coming out of this guys studio. A classic punchy kick and hi hat combi graces the intro alongside hypnotic percussions that set up a flowing rhythm. Cool vocals are scattered throughout and deliver a mysterious edge to the sound. Deep droning basses carry the groove nicely and are accompanied by dirty synths and basses. The break reveals a more melodic side to the sound as a soothing vocal rings out complete with superb FX bringing some very cool textures into the groove. A definite must have track that will delight any set.

Blufeld is up next on the remix with his Long Distance Rework and once again we see why this guy remains a firm favourite. Since September 2015 when we saw his last cut, this guy remained very busy indeed in the studio. After a few remixes he teamed up with Platunoff to deliver Tiefe Gedanken which quickly gathered pace and saw great support from across the board. Always an exciting time when this guy drops by and no doubt there will be much more to come. The remix intros with some very cool FX that fade away to reveal a powerful kickdrum and rattling bass combi as bright open hats feed through. The stuttering synths create a superbly colourful melody that grabs a hold of you and carries you along for the ride. As the layers build we find more and more melodics creep in to the sound resulting in a very impressive progressive groove. On the break we are transported back in time with a wonderful gated synth that dishes out a mesmerizing pattern before we are slammed right back into full on mode. A simply stunning slice of prog that will be at the top of many sets no doubt.

Ruslan Vashkevich rounds up this impressive remix pack with a superb chill remix. Taking a bit of a side step from his usual progressive vibes, Ruslan enters the world of chill and does so with a flurry of panache and surrealism. His last outing – Perfect Choice saw support from a lot of top jocks and we’ve no doubt that this side step into chilldom will follow suit. The remix opens with a fading in, haunting sound that opens up into an expertly layered pad. Deeper elements make their way into the soundscape as various FX add colour to the sound. A surreal arp cascades up and down creating a sublime space type vibe. Intermittent bass drops raise the intensity as those arps dominate the sound before fading away to reveal a cacophony of bells that play us out. A wonderfully creative piece that will give your imagination something to think about.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #vinceaoun #quantus #blufeld #ruslanvashkevich

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ZRG – FORGET THE PAST (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

ZRG debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Forget The Past which includes a fantastic remix from Chris Drifter. This guy has been churning out quality vibes since 2007 with a mixture of progressive and tech house. He has shown up on labels such as Egothermia, Krata and his own ZRG. On the remix we find Chris Drifter delivering the goods, and these two are no strangers having worked together on various collabs over the years.

The Original Mix intros with a distinctly crispy hi hat and snappy percussion combi before a monster kick drum come through and takes full control alongside a superb deep bassline. The percussions continue to layer up forming into a solid rhythmic flow as the bass is joined by a more probing, chugging sibling. Throughout the track a series of short breaks steadily introduce a rising pad the goes on to mesmerize with its captivating tones. A super slick slice of tech house that will definitely turn a few heads.

Next up we have the Chris Drifter Remix which takes us down a more cultured progressive route. Right from the off we find ourselves locked on as punchy kicks and crispy hats combine alongside a chugging bassline. A melodic sequence slowly fades in and teases us with its enchanting siren like qualities. At the break the bass is filtered allowing a very cool drum pattern to form up before slamming right back into full on mode. A powerful driving progressive cut that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#zrg #bonzaiprogressive

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MEND – VISIONAIR EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Sardinia born DJ and producer Mend returns to Piston with the fantastic three track EP entitled Visionair. We last caught a glimpse of this guy back in 2013 with his debut slice – Metroplex EP, and since then he has appeared on a few compilations Including Ibiza 2015 on Bonzai Progressive and Best Of Piston 2014. Delighted to see him back once again and we look forward to more, but for now enjoy this super fine deep and tech house cut.

Visionair opens with a nice punchy kick drum that delivers a solid thud alongside slicing hats and a mesmeric pad. A probing bassline comes through and sets up a powerful groove for us to get down to. Tight drums and expert arrangement provide a fine flowing rhythm as the track locks us in with its relentless tech house groove. A definite must have track that is sure to keep the floors rocking long into the night.

Goodlife intros with a powerful punchy kick drum that leaves a nice bassy trail on the end. Bright crispy hats slice through the low frequencies with ease and set up the foundation for a nice flowing rhythm. Warm pads break through and introduce a deep throbbing bassline that delivers a sublime deep house groove. Strange, surreal synths fade up alongside some cool FX and those warm pads reappear creating a wonderfully contrasting sound. Beautifully layered sounds that are not to be missed.

System84 delivers a retro style sound that will give the oldskool crew something to focus in on. The drums here are exquisite and are expertly arranged with tech house in mind to deliver a solid rhythmic groove which sits on top of a deep sub bass. In the background a distant vocal fades in and out alongside some quirky synths and a mesmerizing pad that hangs in the air. The groove intensifies as the layers build resulting in a wild and crazy drum party that will definitely get the floors moving.

#mend #pistonrecordings

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MIRKO GORELLI – HOUSE CULTURE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Mirko Gorelli debuts on Piston with the superb House Culture. Having started out in music from a young age this guy quickly learned the tools of his trade and began performing at top venues from he was 18 years of age. His passion for music remains strong and his love of house music took him to the studio where he has created some cool cuts over the last couple of years with appearances on labels such as DOC Music and Conscious.

House Culture sets out its stall with a pacey kick and hat combi that brings a fresh upbeat vibe that nestles into a pumping tech house groove. Cool stabs litter the sound as a subtle vocal lurks in the background. A raucous bassline dominates the low end as it probs its way through the sound to the backdrop of those steady beats. A real nice slice of tech that will inspire any floor to get and get down.

Bliss intros with a punchy kick drum and crisp hat combi alongside some cool percussive elements. A deep resonating bass comes through and beefs up the groove as the layers build. A cool vocal with an equally cool fading effect adds a little spice to the sound as the drums start to break up before coming back together to form a solid 4×4 rhythm. Excellent stuff here that will be a welcome addition in your sets.

#mirkogorelli #pistonrecordings

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PETRI PETRO – STARBURST EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Over the last number of years Petri Petro has contributed some magical moments on Bonzai Basiks. His newest slice – Starburst EP – is no exception as he dishes out his own brand of infectious techno to the masses with a distinct space theme. Last time out we got a real treat with his Dragonfly EP back at the start of 2016, which gained great support, and we’ve no doubt that this new cut will follow suit.

Starburst opens with a monster kick drum made up of a punchy hit with a superb bass latched onto the end. Bright hats form up and create a flowing rhythm to the deep vibe as a hypnotic synth note comes through to bring the groove right back to its rawest form. A perfectly balance techno track that is simplistic in nature but full to the brim with spice and gusto. If you’re after a peak time track that will not only blow the roof off your venue but also set the floor on fire, then this is a must have track for any set.

Quasar intros with a beautifully tweaked kick drum, a crispy hat and a powerfully deep throbbing offset bass that fills the low end brilliantly. The hats are joined by stuttering percussions that join in on the tight drum arrangement to get the rhythm flowing. A superb rattling synth fades up and draws us into its hypnotic spell as the track intensifies. A monster track for sure and one that will be a most welcome addition in your box for those late night sorties.

Red Moon sets off with a pounding kick drum and a slicing hi hat that cuts through the intense offset bass. The bass drives the groove forward as the drums layer up to form a solid rhythm that will get the feet shuffling towards the floor. An array of percussions come together and work in tandem with an ever changing synth that delivers a raw element to the sound. Top notch stuff that delivers a relentless techno groove, not to be missed.

#petripetro #bonzaibasiks

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J’DAN – ENDORPHINE (GREEN MARTIAN)

J’Dan marks a full debut appearance on Green Martian with the superb Endorphine which comes backed up with a quality remix from Following Light. J’Dan first appeared back in December 2015 on remix duties for Chandrama’s Lost In Nubra on Bonzai Progressive which turned out to be a quality slice of prog with great support. A rising artists with a wealth of talent, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.

The Original Mix opens with a cool drum pattern that saunters along gathering momentum before a powerful kick drum comes through to lead the way. Noisy rising FX are littered throughout and build up a solid wall of sound. The bassline comes out of nowhere and settles the track into its deep progressive groove as pads ebb and flow overhead. Expertly crafted synths provide snippets of melody as the groove intensifies before we head into the break and a truly epic sequence unfolds. A maelstrom of sounds come out in the break with each bringing their own colour and texture creating a wonderfully surreal composition as a pulsing bass keeps the rhythm flowing. After the break we get locked on once more as this solid slice of epic progressive house drives on. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Ukranian born Kirill Guk aka Following Light provides the remix and delivers a solid slice once more. After a few remixes in the last couple of years, Kirill enjoyed his first full release on Green Martian with Dell towards the end of 2015. But this guy has been around for a long time and has seen his work released on several top labels. Great to see him back once again and we hope to see more soon. As we’d expect the quality is dripping off the remix. The intro sets us up for a fantastic journey through the deeper side of progressive house. Nice chunky kick drums are laced with shuffling rhythmic percussions as a deep, lush bass bubbles up from below. Cool synths start to ease into the groove bringing a sweeter side to the deeper elements. The break throws up some very nice synths that take the sound higher before that superb bassline and tight drum arrangement kicks back in for the duration. Excellent stuff, perfect for any late night session.

#j’dan #greenmartian

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ORLANDO VOORN – CLASSICS (BONZAI VINYL) – PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW!

As the world embraces vinyl once more we present to you our next adventures on wax with a special classic cut featuring four quality slices from the legendary Orlando Voorn. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. We’re delighted to bring you these fantastic tracks on vinyl which will no doubt take pride of place in many collections.

Limited Edition – The Light is a classic from 1992 and showcases Orlando’s producing and sampling skills to the max. Such a perfectly executed track with mesmerizing stabs and chords that take on many persona throughout the track building up a solid techno groove, simply magical.

Dope Computer appeared next to Flash in its original form, but here we’ve been graced with a remix from techno master Ken Ishii. Ken does as Ken does and he knocks it outta the park with this one. A sublime transformation from the original, acidified and discofied to the max.

Orlando Voorn and Juan Atkins reside under their Infiniti guise to give us Game One which is a perfect example of an energetic techno slice from 1994, this one made you move and got right up under your skin with its infectious groove. The remix from Steve Rachmad beefs up the sound and adds a deeper element with strings and a brilliantly executed stab sequence.

Format #1 gave us one of the most iconic techno tracks of the early nineties. Solid Sessions gets the remix treatment from Vince Watson. Scottish producer Vince’s pacey remix from 2011 delivers a sublime techno groove that simplified the melody and added perfectly balanced layers to beef up the groove.

#bonzaivinyl #orlandovoorn

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