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Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. They have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us.
Fresh from their last outing “Liquid Disco Jam” on Green Martians “Mars Attacks Volume 2″ this Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog, tech house vibe over a two track release and backed up with an impressive remix on Bonzai Progressive.
The original mix of the title track “12” opens with an almost tech vibe but quickly switches to a banging prog monster, deep basses and plenty of awesome FX help to create a solid groove, on the break we are treated to some cool, eerie melodies and then back into that awesome groove, huge big floor appeal on this one.
Very popular and regular remixing duo Manu Riga provide a more darker edged house vibe with their “Manu Riga’s The Number Is 12 Remix”, quality beats with a tribal feel and a really cool bassline, great vocal used also. The break takes a melodic approach with some nice sounds and coming back in with a bouncier groove, very impressive remix indeed.
Finally we have “Weekend” which quit simply is an absolute joy to listen to, pure tech house driven progressive groove, from the thudding kicks to the crisp percs and chugging bass to the sweeping synths this tune is such a tight production, massive massive sound here and one to watch for sure.
Yet another fine release from Bonzai Progressive with Abi-Q & Raw-E definitely on the up!
This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.
Retuning to Eyepatch is Unnamed with “The Meeting”, this is the third outing for Unnamed and the artist would still like to remain anonymous for the time being.
The original mix is a stunning techy tribal house joint filled with all the sounds we love to hear, warbly synth type lead sound with lots of tablas and bongos and a funky ass grooving bassline, some really cool vocals used with a constant whispered voice adding mystery, another well rounded effort from Mr or Mrs Anonymous!
The other mix of “The Meeting”, simply titled The Other Mix continues the amazing tech vibe with heavy tribal influences. The whispered vocal returns and the tabla bongo mix is evident throughout, there is a lengthy sustained organ tone with the familiar warbly sound from the original, much more of a driving rhythm on this one and a solid piece of work again from Unnamed.
This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.
Based in Krapina, Croatia, Denis Stefanic sees his debut release on Bonzai Elemental with the sublime No Harm.
Denis aka Hedonist usually steers toward the prog/tech house side of things but here we see him venture into the world of chillout and what a great track to start with.
“No Harm” is a truly laidback hypnotic journey through sweet melodic sounds and a female vocal sweeping in and out, deep piano chords and bright arps fill up the sound field and you will no doubt be fully hooked after just a short time of listening.
A fine addition to the Bonzai Elemental stable.
An Improbable couple as the name of an unexpected collaboration between Airwave and Nico Parisi.
DJ and Producer Nico Parisi has been active for about 20 years in Belgium’s finest clubs and venues, and is running his own label Danza Records.
Together they offer us an incredible piece of music that will for sure send you to space.
On the flip, don’t miss Nico’s remix for the housey-oriented dj’s.
Taken of Airwave’s highly anticipated 5th artist album, don’t miss this high-level banger!
Henrik Kantola has been a stalwart in progressive beats for a long time having been on labels like Spinnin Records, Blackhole, Baroque and more recently Bonzai Music. He has appeared on many compilations and remixed lots of tunes under the Green Martian, Camouflage, Fourty 5, Nemesis, Subtraxx and Eyepatch labels.
Now Henrik releases his second artist album on Bonzai Progressive, “Make It Happen”. Two years after his first album on the same label “Wrongside Business”, we are treated to a stunning trek through the different shades of progressive house and Balearic vibes.
First up we have the “Balearic Mix” of the title track “Make It Happen” which is full of island pleasures, cool, sophisticated and laid back prog grooves, tight production blends a host of awesome sounds, chunky kick, grooving bass, sultry vocals and swaying synth pads all make for an evening on the terraces.
“Ibiza Soul (2012)” provides the back drop for lazy days sitting in a cafe on the beachfront, pure house vibe with a sweet melody on the break create a nice groove to chill the day away.
“Penny Is A Slut” beefs up the tempo for a cracking ride into prog house, sharp crisp percs and an offset bass build up to a tight rolling progressive groove, classic house stabs on the break keeps the listener hooked.
Going deeper in the with the next track, “Midnight”. Slightly more tribal and techy influence while retaining a solid progressive sound, lots of quality FX on this and a real catchy groove.
“Steal The Sunset” brings in a stabby house vibe with cool chords and a great rhythm, tight drums and classic buzz synth sound. Perfect fodder for the terraces on an early evening.
“Don’t You Know” pulls in the darker prog house vibe, well constructed rhythm with nice deep basses and sharp perc sounds, backed up with brilliant FX this is a tune that will gain a lot of support and fill up plenty of air time.
Funky grooves abound on “Terrace”, pure quality house vibe with all you’d expect on a tune like this, exactly the type of tune that gets any club on the bounce. Clean sharp stabs, well pitched strings and a groovy bassline, perfect.
Deep prog time again with “Late Night Flat Line”, cool sound for an already buzzing crowd. Hypnotic bassline and sweeping pads with tight percussions all make for a quality progressive monster.
Next we have a special remix of an all time trance classic which has been given the magic Chantola progressive touch. “Universal Nation (Chantola’s Deep Nation 2012 Remix)” starts off in a nice subtle groove, building upon the sound with smooth synths and a chunky bass, the break down brings in that classic melody and euphoria takes over, very well constructed remix.
Finally is “Another Day At The Dream Factory” a fitting end on this inspired album, lighthearted approach with bright sounds a constant steady groove provided by a nice chunky bass and tight kicks.
Again we see Chantola prove his talent with amazing production skills and inspired vision with his sound.
Prolific producer, remixer and founder of AK Tek Records Konstantin Fedoseev aka Project KF returns to Bonzai Basiks with another fine tech house joint with a progressive influence. With many many releases and remixes on various labels within the Bonzai Music network, we are always delighted with a Project KF delivery.
The title track “Alcohol Abuse” kicks off in a cool house inspired groove with filtered drums coming in and building to a huge deep throbbing bass, all this with a spoken vocal over the top, the tune soon settles into a blinding rhythm and just gets better and better.
“Delusion” stays with the tech vibe with a heavy kick and deep bass, there’s lots going on with different instruments taking the focus throughout this track, on the break a very cool piano riff takes the stage with other sounds following suit, a real driving prog tech monster.
“Set Their Minds Free” takes the prog house route and what a fine example this is, driving rhythm with big house chords sweeping by, classic style piano comes into the track and we settle in for a hell of a ride, toe tapping body bouncing joy for the masses, big tune!
After one year away from Monog Records, Joal is back with is own EP!
Joal is the man responsible for some of the most sucessfull releases of Monog Records like “Storyteller” and “Tones and Stuff”.
“Rest in Eden EP” is made of two original tracks with a lot of different flavours inside: “Special Six” is track with a lot of groove, percussions and is very “dancefloor oriented”while “Rest in Eden”, which give the name of the EP, is featuring Tito Ferreira, an outstanding vocalist and responsible for the incredible flow of this music.
No more words need just listen for yourself!
Tokyo based producer Hisataka Ogura aka 06R delivers another fine example of his self styled genre “Promelodic”.
Fresh from his last outing on Green Martian with “Air” which was chosen by world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold on his Flouressence Essential Mix in July 2012, we now have a cracking two track release with quality progressive house/trance and beautiful melodic sequences.
“Obsidian Eyes” opens with hats, shakers and a sweet melody which builds into a cool rhythm with a thud on the kicks and great bassline. On the break we are treated to a warm piano melody with surreal pads and arps. An absolute epic ten minute ride in the world of 06R’s promelodic grooves.
“Gaze In Deep” leads more towards a pure progressive trance groove. Tight drums with awesome rising and falling pads and a killer bassline, on the break things quieten down and a sweet melody prevails until the perfect build up kicks the groove straight in again.
Two epic tunes that will intrigue and hook a lot of people.
Billy Mason is a hyper-talented producer/ DJ and a true techhouse maven. With his ear to the ground and his nose to the grindstone, his explosive output is already causing waves all around the world.
Billy’s mission is to pour a steady stream of sweet basslines and beats into the ears of music lovers everywhere. Don’t argue — just listen.
Sounds R Us welcomes Billy with a 2 track techno EP.
Russian producer Alexander Dancaless returns to Bonzai Elemental after his All The Time EP with this stunning Chill album, Coffee Morning, 15 tracks of bliss and soundscapes waiting to be relaxed to.
The title track sets us off into a journey of sublime chilled out vibes, heavy, deep pads arranged in a cool melody and a subtle drum section sets up the album perfectly.
Irreversibility is a nice emotional piano moment with sweet melody and a strangely distorted pad that fits so well, cool beats give a downtempo feel as well as relaxing the mind.
Nacreous Poison has a dark edge to it, deep drone pads and basses and an eerie melodic sequence with heavier beats, a masterpiece of soundscaping.
Next we have Ice, more uptempo beat with some very cool FX on the drums, again we are treated to very nice melodies.
Track number five is called Another, very smooth intro building up to a crescendo of pads and voice over an array of well arranged beats, now it’s really time to chill with this amazing track.
Frustration takes a more grizzly approach as can be heard through the percussions, eerie windswept pads create an intense atmosphere.
My Film Is A Drama unloads sweet sounds over a heavier kick drum arrangement, deep bass and very nice organ sound will end up soothing the night away.
Puzzless is a really laidback affair starting off with smooth synths which later become grainy and then morph into beautiful melody.
Lonely Smoke is another beauty with a well constructed drum arrangement and an arp that really sets the melody off, very nice relaxing sound.
Track ten is I Don’t Feel A Bottom, as the name suggests you get a sense of an eerie dark abyss, wonderful technique.
When I Sleep is one of those tunes that will surely make you drift off, really nice piano and synth combination.
Time Of Low Clouds takes the chill meter way down with a cool groove and outstanding sweeping synth pads on the melody.
Other Autumn keeps the chilled out vibe alive with very subtle chords and a perfect drum section, a nice melody comes sweeping by keeping you hooked on this gem.
Tomorrow is more of that same sweet subtle sounds, really cool synth work on this and again the beats fit snugly into the groove.
Finally on this outstanding album is Squeezer, heavier kicks and bass create a nice flow in the sound, cool FX work and a simple melody make this a fitting end.
Yet another top quality offering from Alexander and for Bonzai Elemental.
Superb Bonzai Progressive debut for the very talented Dee Brown with Juanto backed up with a couple of brilliant remixes.
Belfast born producer and DJ, Dee got the EDM bug at young age, he started to collect seven inch vinyls from the likes of 2 Unlimited and Eiffel 65. Soon after he got into Hardstyle and due to its infectious nature Dee found himself wanting to become a DJ. At 14 he got his first set of Soundlabs and then eventually a set of the iconic Technics. Lots of clubbing followed and Dee was able to experience many other genres in EDM and then he found House music. It was Dee’s love for House that he then decided to go into production and he equipped himself with Ableton Live and taught himself all the ins and outs of this software. Now Dee is ready to unleash his sound to the world and after a well received remix of Project KF – Hold Me, I’m Burning on Bonzai Basiks we are treated to something special in Juanto.
The original mix has a cool prog tech vibe with the opening focusing on light percussion and a vox sample, big swirling FX lead into a powerful kick and bass combo, building on to include some nice housey stabs. On the break is a very familiar vocal sample for the oldskool listeners with lots of brilliantly crafted sweeps and synth. An overall consistent grooving track destined for a lot boxes.
Portuguese producer and remixer Diego Alvez provides the first remix and he does an awesome job. Focusing more on the House side of the tracks Diego adds in a suave and sophisticated rhythm, pure house vibe with crisp hats, beautiful synth work and a bouncing bass with great FX on the vocal.
Turning up the heat is prog master Kintar with his remix. Big sound created with beefed up basses, killer kicks and super percussion, again the vocal is used to great effect and a very simple yet effective melody ties this whole track up nicely.
Another great release for Bonzai Progressive and a lot of DJ’s will pick this up for sure.
Debut outing on Eyepatch for Prompter with their Mundo Distante EP, deep filled tech house vibes all over.
Prompter are Yury Soldatov from Munich and Chris Voss from Bonn. They got together in 2010 and have experimented with lots of styles from Detroit techno, deep house, tech house and Latino music.
Yury is the perfectionist and Chris is the level headed organiser and this combination has led to a respectable amount of releases.
The duo remixed Ilgner & Forbes – Oracle on Bonzai Basiks and have many more remixes under their belt. They have played many parties including Bar 99 (FFM/GER), Bootshaus (Cologne/GER), Bullitt Club (Munich/GER), Es Paradis (St Antoni/Ibiza/ES), Ibiza Global Radio (Ibiza/ES), Kaknästornet (Stockholm/ Sweden), Kreuz 16 (Munich/GER), Kiez Klub (Hannover/GER), Ocea, Heaven (St. Eulalia/Ibiza/ ES), Ruhr in Love Festival (Oberhausen/GER) ,Summerwave Festival (Bremen/GER) and U60311 (FFM/GER) to name a few.
Vuelo kicks us off in a nice cool deep house vibe with lots of plucky instruments coming in and out and a deep bass, on the break there is a subtle piano and a sublime build up with loads of cool FX. Perfect fodder for any late night venue.
La Luna captures a beautiful picture in your mind of a dark night with a glowing moon over the ocean. The deep vibe on this track invokes that image so well, all the qualities you would expect in a deep house tune and done brilliantly. The breakdown really is something amazing, sweet, subtle and deep.
La Estrella takes a slightly different approach, deep house with breaks. Awesome deep groove, low basses and a slew of cool FX. This creates a big sound and will definitely get those ears pricking up.
Energy fuelled tech beats on Mint & Mustard from debut artist, Busy Beats.
Based in Manchester, UK, Busy Beats have crafted a huge club friendly two track release.
Kicking off with Pop Again, tight kicks and a great rolling bassline with a cool techno stab throughout, very catchy lead that filters in and out on the break, big club sound on this one.
Energy levels rise on Breakdown, starting off with thumping kicks and an offset bass, building up to a heavier bass and a cool melody, this tune goes into floorfiller mode, basic structure yet very very effective.
A fine addition to the M&M catalogue and certain to gain a lot of attention.