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Vechigen are a Swiss based group specializing in the ambient, downtempo, chill out genres. “What We Don’t Know” is their debut on Elemental and an impressive one at that.
The title track gives us an epic movie score vibe, huge big sweeping pads filled with beautiful melodies conjure up a perfectly balanced universe. Superb beats add effect to this and you soon find yourself locked in for the duration.
“We Don’t Change” comes in two versions, the original and vocal mixes. Pure synthesized bliss pours out of the speakers, deeper vibe here with the pads and bass, beautiful voice synths raise the euphoria levels and on the vocal mix we get a spoken vocal that works so well, super chilled vibes all round.
New installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series, this time with original tracks and remixes from Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Noa Romana & Deersky, Agrande, Chris Domingo, Mindgamers, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Philthy Chit, Manu Riga, Crocy, Hypnotic Duo, LoQuai, Frangellico, Kintar, Rex, Stefan Djordevic, Quadran, Planisphere vs Digital Angel, Luke Satellite, Rishi K., Relaunch, Abi-Q and Raw-E, Ultimate Breakers and Laurent Baert, Showave, and Danny Jahr.
The ever impressive Dimitry Liss returns to Piston with a stunning slice of house goodness. “Everything’s Eventual EP” adds an unusual twist to the deep house sound and does it brilliantly.
Kicking off with the original mix of “This Feeling”, taking a step back from the norm, the signature adds a sort of swing shuffle creating a cool solid groove. Very nice arrangement with a continuous male and female vocal combing well with each other. Super cool keys add funk and soul to this, something different and something awesome.
Having worked with Dimitry in the past, Naswari steps up on remix duty with his Re-Dub. Totally laidback vibe with the tempo taken way down, super crunchy bass takes the focus while the vocals from the original stand well, and again we see the signature shuffled which adds a real nice dimension.
“Let Go” continues on the same trend with the swing groove evident. Deep bass keeps the house vibe alive with a tight production all round. The vocals are the main focus and really are top drawer with an array of FX backing up the sound.
“You Ma Sugar, Ma Salt” goes deep in a chilled out kind of way. Super smooth groove winds its way through the sound with a suave R n B vocal taking centre stage and a sweeping modulated synth adds an unexpected twist.
Very inspiring work from Dimitry that will get a lot of heads turning for sure.
Konstantin Alt aka Loquai teams up with Shimmer on this stunning new EP on our parent label and you will clearly see the connection between these artists is very mutual as their sound comes together quite well. Loquai continues to be in huge demand for remixing duties across many labels and he also turns his hand to excellent quality full productions. Shimmer is fast becoming a recognised name on the scene with many quality releases on a raft of top labels, one to watch for the future.
Kicking us off we have the title track “Flying Fortress” which sends us into an awesome world of progressive vibes with very subtle yet highly effective melodies. Real cool steady rhythm with the kicks and percs, the melodies are enhanced with some brilliant rising pads and FX with a chunky bassline tying things up nicely.
Next up we have “Noise Reflection’s”, another track filled with beautiful melodic pads and very cool FX work. We get a feeling of a more laid back approach with the drums and percussions doing a great job on the rhythm. From start to finish the melodies are centre stage and we soon get lost in this awesome sound.
Tech stalwart Crocy makes a welcome return to Eyepatch with “Bouquet”. With an impressive back catalogue and a busy remix schedule we are treated to some real cool vibes.
The original mix is a well laidback approach to deep tech house with a subtle intro, the percs build up and the bass shines through for an awesome ride. On the break funky keys make an appearance changing the landscape slightly and then straight back to a solid deep groove, top stuff.
Crocy’s Shake That Booty Remix goes electro with familiar classic drums and percs, a complex arrangement ensues and the track builds up to a beats and bass combo, a cool funky synth takes us to the break with some nice FX playing a part. Solid all rounder suitable for any DJ’s list.
Berlin based German producer and DJ, Andree Wischnewski returns to Basiks after the successful “Dreamers Choice EP”. 3 superb tracks fitting well into the world of tech house with passion.
The title track “Borderline” is one seriously jacked up sound, thumping kick and a chest throbbing bassline will have your whole body shaking. Deep muted synths and some cool sliding effects adds character on the build. Prepare yourselves to be blown away, when the synths filter through they hit hard and a solid groove is here for the duration. Caution: Bass, you have been warned.
“Stupid Girl” is a slightly more lighter approach while keeping a huge bass sound. Cool steady rhythm, short, sharp hats and real nice FX accompany an offbeat deep bass. The grabber on this track is the synth stabs, lots of changes that keep you hooked with surprises at every turn, a big sound for the floors here.
“Lost” takes us on an epic journey, huge cinematic sequences with big pads over a consistent almost hard edged groove with the deep bass and drum arrangement. Melodies play a big part and this contrast will be keen for a lot of ears.
Something very special here from Andree and a twist in the ever evolving electronic scene, enjoy!
Lazy days and chilled out nights are what LaboRoss’ new EP is all about. Labo’s last works on Elemental were well received and we see a continuation of that passion for deep laid back grooves with his musical knowledge coming to the fore.
The title track “Sunday Afternoon” is quite simply stunning, downtempo heaven filled with beautiful melodies, guitars and a sultry piano all over a cool suave beat, just brilliant.
“Atmosfera” takes on a far more electronic approach as noticed with the phasing synth pads, we still get a complex and wonderful melodic sequence that gives balance to the sound. Big piano keys come through with a cool beat, pure bliss!
“Make Love” takes us deep into wonderland, you get a sense of euphoria from the absolutely amazing melodies and the overall structure of the track. If you want that feel good factor at any time then listen to this, you will not be disappointed!
“Old Song” is perfect for those relaxing moments of alone time. Nice steady groove with a sweet bassline and again we get brilliant melodies on the fantastic piano work.
Get another log on the fire or light another few candles because you will not want to move when “Jetlag” begins. Just pure chilled out vibes with the added extra of super sweet melodies manifested again with excellent piano playing, it’s chill time.
“Mediterranean Peace” rounds up this EP in style, deeper vibe emanating here on the keys and with a pulsing bassline in a trance like arrangement.
To start 2013 AU Orange delivers a tasty deep single coming from Bruno Ferreira.
The original mix is a House track filled with lovely chords, vocals and a beast bassline. But what make it special is the Hook, which delivers a very jazzy and twisted feeling.
Fragoso & Swing City Remix, well it’s Acid, and the 909 is played in Chicago House style, the track its really really deep, digging all the time around the “Monster” Bassline.
The Hook of original is also present in this remix, although its not Organ style anymore. It’s a very warm chord that turns a track into a deeper anthem.
Zalaz & Memo Sepulveda remix brings us a completely different interpretation full of pads and sub basses. The vocal appears in a completely different approach, with reverses and cuts. Lovely!
Mindgamers aka Zas & Sanze return with another masterclass in prog house with a couple of amazing remixes thrown in. Signed exclusively to Bonzai the guys add to their already impressive list of releases with “Can You Feel It”.
The original is a good old progressive house workout, cool steady rhythms provide a solid groove, chunky heavy bass will pound any floor and some real cool synth work rounds off a very effective track.
Bulgarian artist Metodi Hristov is up first on remix duty. Metodi has already seen a few remixes under Bonzai gain rave reviews. Here the cool meter goes way up with a superb big club friendly effort. All the goodness of house with the prog element shining through, super suave steady rhythm filled with tight percussion and a subtle kick. The big focus here is the awesome bassline backed up with a mesmerizing vocal which works an absolute treat. Big floor friendly sound which will gain support all over.
Another talent from Bulgaria is Thomas Genchev with a sublime remix. Thomas has appeared on labels like Soulman Music and Sui Generiz, here we see his debut remix on Bonzai and what a fine example it is. Heading towards the deeper side of prog with a minimal approach, simple yet effective subtle rhythms take hold with a host of added FX beefing up the sound. Get ready for a surreal journey through house that will captivate your mind.
Fresh from the superb “From My Soul EP” Wonji returns with another huge soul funkin groover with a few awesome remixes.
The original mix of “Convince Me” is an amazing trek into the world of house with hints of tech and funk. Well structured sounds from the percs to the kicks and the brilliant guitars to a spoken vocal that takes control of the waves. Top class stuff that is sure to be a hit with its upbeat vibe.
Portugal’s own Accatone is first up with his Back In The Day Remix. Accatones unique style shines through bringing a deeper slide to the original. Tight arrangement on the percs and kicks with wonderful organs and synth stabs. There is a retro element here that comes to the fore with a brilliant trumpet riff, class!
Daniele Kama is up next with a more tribal feel, lots of bongos doing the rounds and the vocal takes control when in effect. A deep bassline commands throughout and on the break some classic samples are evident.
Popular remixer Jimmy Galle provides the final remix here and a stellar job it is. Straight to the floor intro with a huge rising effect kick us into a bouncing bassline, a sinister vocal comes through now and again and this gives a darker edge. On the break a melancholic melody appears and that massive riser comes in, kicking back in to a steady groove with some surreal sounds bringing this tune from the depths to a much more lighter feel, top stuff here.
Not long after the popular “The Bass EP” on Eyepatch, we are delighted to welcome the talented Chanelle Pearl to the home of tech, Bonzai Basiks. Superb 4 tracker here with everything from deep tech house to funky tribal rhythms.
Kicking off we have the techno fuelled “No Guestlist Tonight”, quite bouncy to begin, with cool crisp hats, deep range on the bassline which gains momentum building into an awesome vibe. Real nice synths at work and a spoken vocal adds weight to the tune, top stuff.
“Teka Therapy” adds funk to the sound while retaining that ever present tech undertone, cool, upbeat and catchy sounds will have any floor grooving.
Coming into a solid tribal groove is “Konga”, super deep bass with hypnotic percs lead up to a wild ride on the bongos, tablas and all things slappy with big snare hits for good measure, top notch sound that will fill a lot of playlists.
Taking the tribal groove to new heights here on “Kuthumi”, heavy duty drums at play with a super tight arrangement, lots going on yet easy to pick out individual sounds, big big sound here that would rock any speaker system.
Oz Romita & W&DY join forces once again to deliver brand new hot cuts to you! A touch of old school class feeling for the crowd! Dope bassline, tight drums and smooth vocals are all you need to have a solid track. On top of that, we added a Roderick Fox remix to wrap up the pack. Solid!!!