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UK based production duo, Philthy Chit aka Philippe Sartre & Chitra Kumar deliver a simply stunning cut with their track “You and Me”. The track comes with two top class remixes and is a perfect match for the Green Martian imprint.
The original mix is filled with emotion and innovation which is exactly what these guys love to instil into their sound. Very subtle intro with a nice mixture of percussions that builds to a cool solid kick. You get a sense of deep house until a rising pad leads us into a warm, cosy piano melody which brings the track firmly into a progressive groove. The bassline wraps this track up perfectly, ever so subtle yet highly effective due to the melodic flavour, the accompanying vocal adds a dreamy element while on the break more sweet sounds fill the waves before settling back into a fine musical moment.
The impressive Blufeld is first up to the remix plate. Blufeld is a regular contributor to the Bonzai sound with his own unique progressive ventures and this remix is right up there with some of his finest work. This remix has a much more rigid edge as the melodies have been beefed up and the bassline has extra weight added. A superb kick and percussion arrangement provides a flowing rhythm which steers the groove towards a trance vibe. The break is something to behold, that bassline coupled with quality synth work and a subtle melody will have the power to captivate any audience, stunning!
The exceptionally talented Manu Riga is up next with his Morning After Remix. Manu is another artist who is contributing heavily to the Bonzai sound. He recently released his latest single “Reborn” along with Nico Parisi and already it’s performing very well at download portals. Manu’s remix fits perfectly with this release as he too allows emotion and innovation into his vibe. The surreal intro leads up to quality kicks with minimal percussions, superbly crafted distant pads sweep by before a cool plucky melodic sequence comes through. The break throws up a twist with a wonderful piano backed up with distorted sounds and some absolutely amazing FX work on a vocal sample, brilliant!
Debuting on Progrez we have the talented Yuriy From Russia – who is in fact – from Russia. Yuriy has appeared on many labels and boasts a very impressive back catalogue. Here we are treated to a single tracker entitled “Stalker” which is a perfect addition to the Progrez repertoire.
Standard issue intro with a nice chunky kick and hats providing the building blocks for a ride through the progressive underworld. A very sinister sounding deep bassline is the main focus here, the bass takes full control and the note changes are infectious. The percussions build layer after layer and subtle FX work brings the vibe together. Deep prog synths come through on the break alongside a brilliant pad then the bass comes to take pride of place once more, simply stunning stuff!
The SRUR series Muzika is now on its third volume with three fresh new tracks to get the juices flowing.
First up is Spanish producer Dany Cohiba with “Amsterdam Streets”. Dany is a veteran on the scene having began his music career in the eighties. He currently has a vast amount of releases under his belt across multiple labels (way too many to mention). Here he applies his skills in style with a powerfully energetic groover. The kicks and hats on the intro provide a bouncy rhythm with the bass rolling effortlessly through the sound. Short vocal samples come through as the track progresses and on the break some nifty synth work creeps in, top class stuff.
Italian producer Giorgio Quaranta aka Gforty is up next with his energising track “Quito”. From the get go you get thrown in a torrent of tribal percussion and a thumping kick which builds up a wonderfully rhythmic groove. Classic whistle effects are the perfect fit and beefs up the sound making those tribal rhythms stand out even more. Huge tune here and certain to be picked up by many jocks.
Onofrio Conte steps up with his track “Gets Dirty”. Onofrio has had a couple of quality releases on Bonzai Basiks, “What Da Hell” and “Red Lights” with support coming from all angles. Here he applies his talents with ease delivering a gritty techno groove. The track gets right into it from the start, dishing out a strong kick and deep bass combo with the percussions etching out a hypnotic, tribal rhythm. Great FX work add textures and make this a true techno stomper that will perform well in any set.
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Sixth episode in the Bonzai Basiks Pure Tech series, this time featuring original tracks and remixes by Ozan Kanik, D-Formation, Mindgamers, Florian Meindl, Tribal Warriors, Jamez, Oliver Moldan, Anil Chawla, Kini Rao, Joal, Active Line Six, James Harcourt, Amber Long, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Re Dupre, Rod B. & Angelo Fracalanza, Filth & Splendour, Zolex featuring Nikkie, Soren Aalberg, Crystal Symphony, MC Johnny Def, R.O.N.N., James Hopkins, MiniTech Project, Soulboy, Onofrio Conte, Lyle Quach, Recycled Beats, Victor Vera, Harun Karabulut and Goksel Vancin.
Pierre returns to BP after his “Light Refractions EP”, which performed very well on charts and playlists, with his latest offering “Lightning EP”.
The title track starts us off in a deep progressive vibe with a chunky kick and cool percussions leading us up to a monster of a bassline that dominates throughout. An injection of tech invades the track through some of the synths while very smooth chords keep us on the prog house track. As the track progresses many other elements manifest particularly the amazing pads that cause a big surprise on this track.
“This Aint Detroit” intros with a classic bass sound with a filtering teasing us into the track. This is another deeper vibe with a huge tech influence, the myriad of sounds combine extremely well and the automation on the sounds is top notch. A cool robotic vocoded voice sample is a big focus here while later on a melancholic string comes through as another surprising twist.
“You Got It” is a wonderfully laid out track full of amazing sound that blend so well together. Tight arrangement with a whole host of percussions on offer and a bassline that transforms the sound brilliantly. Big drones synths pads add depth and a vocal sample that adds a lot of character to the track, brilliant stuff.
Popular Bulgarian producer Thomas Genchev is becoming a regular fixture at Bonzai with this his third full release on the label. “Cough Drops” serves up a brilliant two tracker which is a testament to the quality coming out of this guys studio.
The title track intros with a dark progressive tech flavour as a myriad of percussion builds up a solid rhythm, a thunderous kick powers the vibe accompanied with some cool FX work. A very tribalistic groove makes up the main track while on the break a few vocal sample eases in, bug tune for those darker rooms.
“Bent Reality” unleashes a monstrous groove with a tight thumping kick and tight arrangement on the percs, again we see Thomas get to work on some top quality FX that tie the track up nicely. The break sees a wall of sound rise up with huge pads and synths, big big sound here and a must for any playlist.
Dimitry Liss is now a very regular and popular fixture at Piston. Here he shows off his latest works via a superb four tracker entitled “Electric Boogaloo Street Tapes” complete with awesome track titles!
First up we have deep organic vibes with “Pimptastic Waterloo” which intros with a cool filtered percussion and count in before getting into a classic electro type arrangement. This track oozes street and is backed up with an array of classic vocal samples and some classy deep house keys, absolutely pimptastic indeed!
“Electromagnetic Cheerleader” sends out a powerful deep groove with a superb bassline over a true house styled drum arrangement. Warm, lush keys are a big focus here but the vocal work is outstanding as it brings the vibe to life and forces you to move, top stuff and a track that will see a lot of attention for sure.
“Chocolate Dealer” raises the bar and the tempo with a much more upbeat and club fuelled vibe. Cool, crisp hats and real thumpy kick build up a steady rhythm. The bassline thunders in and brings with it a cool funky undertone, the vocals and FX add a nice flavour rounding up a stunning slice of house music. One to watch!
“Fluffernutter Buttercup” takes us deeper into the vibe with a strong and solid deep house groove. Real nice rolling bassline with accompanying drums and percs keep the rhythm flowing. Dimitry’s talents in vocal cutting, sampling and arranging really shine through here, simply stunning!
Franky Jones returns to Bonzai on production duties with this tech house stomper “Belgium Goes Detroit”. Franky is considered with legendary status due to his huge DJ workload, but more so for his all time classic “The First Rebirth” as Jones & Stephenson. In recent years, apart from one of the most busiest DJ schedules around, he has also been busy with his own label Bangtraxx Records. Today’s release comes backed with three superb remixes to get those techno juices flowing.
First up is Belgian DJ and producer Redhead aka Steve Vangilbergen with his remix. Steve has worked with Marco Bailey and today he continues to deliver top quality cuts across different labels. Getting right to the point with a straight in your face techno groove, huge kicks and multi layered hats alongside a stunning bass and percussion section. The track holds its course perfectly creating a hypnotic rhythm and a stomping party tune at the same time.
Dutch DJ and producer Jan Liefhebber is next to the mixing desk with his remix. Jan is one of the stalwarts of the Dutch techno and has been since the early nineties. He set up Highland Beats label to showcase the techno and acid scene of the time with big success and today he still churns out quality vibes across many labels. His remix injects a dose of energy into the sound with a well rounded groove. Big chunky kicks are dominant alongside a raw bass. Multiple synth stabs are the perfect contrast giving this track the ability to rock any floor.
Belgian DJ and producer Nice Therapy delivers his 6AM in Detroit remix which sets a darker scene with an intense sounding arp tripping along the groove. The low end on the kicks will have the floors shuddering as they wield massive power. Deep basses rise from the depths and a stark contrasting, almost sweet melodic synth tries to pull the track into the light. After the drop you can settle in for one hell of a ride and lose yourself in this sublime rhythm.
Franky’s Original Mix is the intros with a strong thumping kick and sharp, crisp hat and clap combo. Percussions build in classic style and then a huge stab reverberates through the waves, all the while the bass creeps up and jumps right out into your chest as it pulsates a tough rhythm. On the break modulated synths take over with the bass refusing to let go and locking you firmly into its grip. The build up gets us right back into this awesome ride on the techno rollercoaster, superb stuff!
Rishi K. is back with another round of top notch progressive vibes. Since his “White Crane” release Rishi has been busy in the remix department for labels like AK-Tek Records and Bonzai Progressive. Here we have his latest works, the two tracker “Always Home”.
The title track gives off a smooth progressive house vibe from the intro, the rhythm builds nicely with cool open hats and synths before power from the bassline and chunky kicks take you in its grasp. The bassline is a huge focus here as it weaves its way through note changes perfectly, on top of that is some nifty synth work and a real cool retro vocal sample which adds flavour. The break filters out and comes back with a bang into this awesome driving groove.
“Going Viral” takes us deeper with a superb progressive house groove. Smooth intro with a subtle kick and pad with some synth keys coming through. The offset bassline sets up the track for the duration with its deep, lush trimmings and things come together brilliantly. On the break an arp courses through the sound wrapping this up perfectly, top quality stuff.
Based in Athens, Greece, DJ and producer Steve Sai debuts on BP with this stunning two track EP entitled “The Cube”. Steve made his first DJ appearance in 1996 and has been supply hypnotising beats to clubbers around the world ever since. He played at Love Parade 2006 and has graced the decks with many top DJ’s from all over. He also runs A&R at a few labels and his first release came in 2012 on Micro Digital Records.
The title track “The Cube” sets us off on a well crafted journey through deep progressive house sounds. Big deep bass on the intro with a chunky kick and percussion section keeping the rhythm flowing. Quality FX keep the ear trained while on the break an almost tribal feel comes through before getting back to a huge progressive groove, brilliant stuff here and one to watch!
“Nightfall” retains the deep vibes but with a melodic twist. On the intro keep your ears pinned as a classic vocal sample lurks in the background behind some sinister sounding pads and a subtle yet very powerful bassline. The percussions here are top drawer and you get that tribal rhythm feel to it, a very intense track that seems to create a huge amount of energy, brilliant.