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DEEPLY HI – WE ARE (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

German DJ and producer Deeply Hi aka Simon Gartner marks his first outing on Eyepatch with this classy two tracker entitled ‘We Are’. Simon is well into the deeper more minimal side of house, he loves to create deep dubby and smooth grooves for those warm ups or very late night parties. He also turns his hand at a bit of techno and disco which gives him a cool and diverse range.

‘We Are’ intros with a cool percussion arrangement that steadily builds and will have you toe tapping in no time. A big and well rounded kick soon dominates and is joined by smooth and deep house chord which becomes a big focus on this journey as it evolves from its deep roots and transforms into a fantastic stab. Throughout the track a whispering vocal adds great character to the sound and gives off a truly hypnotic feel, superb stuff!

‘Reduced To The Assence’ sets off with a cool and flowing upbeat vibe, a nice thumpy kick is accompanied by a bright hat and crispy claps which really gets the rhythm flowing. A smooth dubby bass fills in the offbeats as deep chords weave out their patterns. In the background a shutter release adds a cool textured effect. A surreal and bubbly synth sequence finds its way into the groove and takes the track on a twisting ride, a must for any box!

#deeplyhi #eyepatchrecordings

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RAVENHERZ – SAFE PLACE EP (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

Ravenherz aka Otto Ravenherz is a 21 year old student from Russia and makes his Bonzai Elemental debut with this chilled out three tracker entitled ‘Safe Place’

First up we have ‘Safe Place’, a deep and enthralling melancholic piece. The intro churns out a deep throbbing bass which is accompanied by a beautifully sweet yet dark piano sequence which gives this track so much texture. The bass evolves brilliantly and aims lock you right into its grasp for the duration, superb stuff.

‘The Implicit Structure’ creates a beautiful atmosphere right from the start as a soft melodic piano tinkles alongside a downpour of rain as warm pads lend support. A lush bass presents itself with an accompanying drum pattern which makes for a nice and smooth chilled out experience.

‘Snow’ gives off a bright vibe as the intro boasts a cool melody with a very smooth and subtle rhythm off the drums. Warm basses add depth to the sound while plucky guitars work alongside cool electric guitar riffs. Great stuff for a laidback evening.

#ravenherz #bonzaielemental

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METRONOMES – ROLL & ROCK (PROGREZ)

MetrONomes are a progressive DJing and production duo by Jon ManimaL & Magros who have been regular contributors to our Progrez imprint. The guys always deliver the goods and this three tracker entitled ‘Roll & Rock’ is no exception.

‘Roll & Rock’ intros with a deep growl and a big chunky kick accompanied by some very cool percussion elements. Growling basses continue to rise up as a deep and dark vocal sample comes through. The track lets loose a funky bassline that gives the sound a huge character and is joined by lots of warping effects later on. A full on progressive groove with a cool twist that will not disappoint!

‘The Dark Age Is’ rattles home a monster bass that will shudder any floor as it pounds away alongside a chunky kick and rhythmic percussion arrangement. The kicks and bass filter down lulling you in before that huge bass slams back right in your face. An array of cool FX create flowing textures throughout and on the break darker elements come out of the shadows before heading right back into the main track. A surreal experience is created with softly rising pads that adds a new dimension, powerful stuff!

‘Soulfood’ intros with a pulsating bass and comes married with really cool FX which blend well and give an edgy texture. The bass is a big feature and will set floors alight all over. Nice chunky kicks and shuffling percussions give a cool rhythmic vibe to the sound. Strangely eerie synths pop out of the woodwork and pave the way for a soulful vocal that sweeps across the groove. Beautiful sweeping pads come through and give an epic feel to this prog stomper.

#metronomes #progrez

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CLUB TRAXX – BREAKS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

New Club Traxx series covering the infamous Breaks style, including original tracks and remixes by Phi Phi, Airwave, John 00 Fleming, Philthy Chit, Superlifter, Timewave, Monojoke, Nick O’Sean, Moshic, Subtara, Planisphere, Kevin Vega, LoQuai, Anton MAKe, Plu-Ton, Elev8, VidesAngelini, 06R, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Douglas Howarth, Thorin, And3rsun, Javanny, Viktor K, Esprit Fort, SoulState, Shiloh, Zakat Project, Ayelon and The Digital Blonde.

#bonzaiprogressive #clubtraxxbreaks #phiphi #airwave #john00fleming #philthychit #superlifter #timewave #monojoke #nickosean #moshic #subtara #planisphere #kevinvega #loquai #antonmake #plu-ton #elev8 #videsangelini #06r #michael&levan #stivenrivic #douglashowarth #thorin #and3rsun #javanny #viktork #espritfort #soulstate #shiloh #zakatproject #ayelon #thedigitalblonde

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PHI PHI & AIRWAVE – THE HORN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Two guys who hadn’t worked together until 2013 are currently unleashing a fierce partnership with high quality tracks at every turn. Phi Phi and Airwave are back with another stomper entitled ‘The Horn’ and comes with three superb remixes. These guys really need no introduction as they are stalwarts in their field. Both guys are currently gigging hard in both clubs and bigger events while also getting into the studio either together or with others. Very exciting times ahead with this combination!

The Original Mix is a full on progressive stomper that will have any floor rocking. From the get go the track drives hard with a massive kick and solid percussion arrangement. The bassline bubbles up from below and is the powerhouse to the track while a droning synth lurks in the rear waiting to pounce. Brilliantly worked FX add character to this sound and a massive scary movie type riser takes us to the break where a stuttering bass note carries the groove alongside some cool vocals. This takes us slamming back into the main track with gusto and puts this is the must have category, not to be missed!

Tallinn’s own dynamic duo are back on remix duty with their Mindgamers Remix. These guys also need no introduction as they have a raft of top quality tracks and remixes under the Bonzai umbrella. At present they are working on new material as well as more remixes, so definitely worth keeping an eye on. The remix intros with fading pad that rises with intensity to a nice chunky kick and a crispy hat combination with some very cool synth voices also coming through. The fantastic offset bass reverberates through the sound and is joined by a tough synth on the offbeat. In contrast, a wonderful melodic arp weaves through the sound and takes us into the break where a beautiful melodic sequence place with superb pads and strings before slamming us right back into the main groove for the duration. Top stuff yet again from these guys!

Finnish DJ and producer Cid Inc. aka Henri Hurtig is back at Bonzai Progressive after his superb remix on Manu Riga’s ‘Cimmerian’. Henrik runs his own label, Replug and has a raft of releases across many labels. Subtle intro on the remix with a flat kick and smooth rhythmic percussions. A deep bass soon begins to froth as it bubbles up from below and brings with it a driving force with hypnotic tendencies. Nice and solid workout here as the sounds merge beautifully with the addition of quality FX. A tense atmosphere is created mainly form that driving bass as it evolves and transforms itself brilliantly. On the break the bass takes a back seat paving the way for some melodic sequences with a gritty edge. An epic ride for sure and a must in any box!

Yuriy From Russia offers us his remix and this guy is making a lot of waves at the moment. His tracks have featured on top download stores and DJ playlists alike for some time and with more remixes and original material to come it will be well worth keeping an eye on this superb talent from Russia. Big phat kicks provide the intro and are soon joined by sharp hats and some very cool percussive elements. A huge pulsating bass comes out of nowhere will be an absolute floor shaker. Strong and solid rhythms are formed with a tight percussion arrangement and a scary movie type riser takes us through each section. Subtle pads and soft melodies sit back and are brought forward by a beautiful guitar riff and ever increasing strings. A very cool ebb and flow effect on the groove that will definitely be a feature among many jocks!

#phiphi #airwave #mindgamers #cidinc #yuriyfromrussia #bonzaiprogressive

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CHANTOLA – IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Chantola recently delivered his superb artist album ‘Lost In Funny Space Games’ which is being very well received from many quarters and which is no surprise when you have gems like ‘It’s Not What You Say’. This track has been plucked from the album and been subjected to a host of top quality remixes, no less than six remixes in total from top class artists will no doubt get any floor shakin’!

First up is the Original Mix which intros with a beefy kick and some well clipped hats giving that classic house flavour. A strong, throbbing bass sits on the offbeat and adds a huge depth to the sound. Stunning vocals come through and are the perfect companion for a mesmerizing synth pad lurking in the background. The track transforms itself throughout, building the layers beautifully and ending up with fine slice of progressive house. Definitely not to be missed this one, get it into those playlists quick!

Crocy is first at hand to offer his remix skills and what a job he does here. Crocy’s remix takes on a very smooth and subtle groove, the kicks give off a cool laidback feel with a big punch and sit so well with the expertly crafted bass riffs. The vocal comes through beautifully here adding a richness to the sound and is accompanied by some nice, distant melodies thanks to a lovely piano sound. Wonderfully deep vibes here and a definite must for those late night sets. For those who would like to leave the vocal behind we also have an instrumental mix from Crocy.

Koen Mertens aka Daddy is up next with his remix. Right from the off we are met with a huge in your face sound as a deep drone blasts out alongside a cool percussion pattern. The kicks soon follow as that drone powers on relentlessly. The vocal comes through with a very cool transformation thanks to some nifty FX work which puts it right at home alongside this monster groove. On the main break the groove simmers down with a cool arp and the vocal before slamming back with an added synth riff that is really gonna rock those floors for sure.

Audio Noir is up next with his Rekonstruction. As usual we are treated to a solid progressive house workout which intros with a rhythmic percussion and a very cool melodic sequence. The kicks fade in very discreetly and bring with them a very powerful thump and are soon joined by a great vocal. The track really sets off on an epic ride with the deep rooted bass being the driving force. As the groove progresses we get a hint of a classic synth stab that teases as it lurks in the background. The track breaks to reveal a little more on those stabs before the bass takes over and we are thrust back into the main groove, wonderful stuff yet again out of Australia.

Next up we have deepAlexander on the remix and he churns out a very cool slice indeed. Soft kicks are met with a tough well rounded bass that plucks away giving off a strong vibe as a synth note drones out in the back. The vocal is used brilliantly and sits behind the sound just enough to be very effective. The subtle percussions add smooth rhythms and are the perfect accompaniment to this quite minimal groove. Top stuff!

Lastly we have the Extended Zen Mix which is a fantastic journey through the ambient side of this track. Warm and melodic pads are the order of the day and these are joined with the now recognisable vocal which is a nice partnership. A cool synth arp comes through as a mighty crash introduces each section. Smooth deep basses fade up and take over the sound before kicks blast through making this a perfect piece for an intro in any set.

#chantola #crocy #daddy #audionoir #deepalexander #bonzaiprogressive

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MOLINER – NOBODY ELSE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Moliner debuts on Piston with this superb two tracker entitled ‘Nobody Else’.

Moliner got into electronic music in the nineties and drew influence from the likes of Mike Oldfield and Depeche Mode. He has been developing his own unique house sound since his early teens and this has been manifested in the many releases he has had over many labels.

‘Nobody Else’ intros with a smooth shuffling groove as broken kicks reside over an intricate hi hat arrangement. The track bursts into a full on 4×4 slice with a superb vocal over the top and some classy house chords on the offbeat. On the breakdown those broken beats rise up again and are joined by a silky smooth high pitched house string adding a rich texture to the vibe. A straight up party tune which will do well on the floors for sure!

‘Spain Doesn’t Love Me’ is up next and gets going with a filtered kick that soon warms up into a nice chunky thump with crispy hats alongside. A deep groovy bass soon joins in and is partnered with a funky little vocal. Strong chords are brought in and give the track a tougher vibe while on the break some cool, almost off key piano strokes come in and lead us back into this solid deep house workout!

#moliner #pistonrecordings

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IOSUPESCU LUCIAN – DRUG DEALER EP (MONOG RECORDS)

Iosupescu Lucian is the man behind our latest release called “Drug Dealer EP”. Iosupescu is a Romanian DJ and producer living in Italy, with strong focus in what he want and where he wanna go with his music.

Drug Dealer is his debut EP at Monog Records and it is a perfect exemple of Iosupescu tremendous skills as a producer. This EP is composed by 2 original tracks (“Drug Dealer” and “Power Down”) with a very deep, moody vibe (so characteristic of this label) and an outstanding remix of “Drug Dealer” by our well known Spanish duo Iban Montoro and Jazzman Wax. This remix is an authentic dancefloor bomb, with a very different (and much more agressive) approach compared to the original version.

This is highly addictive so consume it at your own risk.

#iosupesculucian #monogrecords #ibanmontoro #jazzmanwax

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