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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!!!
Belfast based recording and DJing duo Brisboys aka John Manning and Ciaran Duffy return to Bonzai Progressive with an absolute stomping 2 tracker. The guys had been doing there own thing on the Irish circuit for a number of years until they met by chance in Australia in 2007. After realising they both shared the same passion for house music and that they only lived a few miles apart in Ireland they created Brisboys. Since then they have went on to become very popular indeed with releases on Atmosfera Recording, Azuli Records, Baroque Records, Bonzai Records, Dirty Deluxe Records, Futurelovers Records, Presslab Records, Ritual Music, Stampgevaar Digital and Unison Recordings. The boys also regularly appear as guests on the Bonzai Basik Beats Radioshow.
“Get Out” is a straight up house monster, chunky beats and bass with a superb percussion section throughout. Settle in for a brilliant ride as this track just builds and builds, super cool synths on the break with an acid line take this track to a new level, prepare yourselves, it’s gonna get messy with this one in any club!
“One More” keeps the house vibe alive with a solid constant groove, tight arrangement on the kicks and percs give a nice rhythm. Midway we get treated to a familiar sounding synth and on the break things settle down for a bit before a stellar build up kicks us back into the groove. Top notch stuff which will be in a lot of boxes!
Getting together for a second time we have a duo that work very well indeed. Natalia has enjoyed releases on Sounds Of Juan and Belak Records. UK producer Ed Lee returns to Bonzai after a successful remix of Wonji’s “Lord I’m Still Standing”, he also has enjoyed releases on Sounds Of Juan, Stripped Digital and Hype Muzik. Here the duo come up with a truly sublime slice of prog house on this 2 tracker.
First up is Ed’s remix of “Magic Pod”, nice pound on the kicks and the hats are just the right amount of crisp, steadily racing toward the superb bassline that dominates throughout the rest of the track. The break has a surprisingly sweet melodic sequence with a lush pad and nice arps, the kick back takes us straight into more of this well worked groove.
“Quintette” has a more lighter feel, beautiful arps fade in and out, solid kicks and percs are joined by a surreal piano chord. On the break the tune turns gritty with a deep deep bass, settling in to a well paced hypnotic journey.
The Revolving Junkie aka UK based Paul Kieran shows us his second Bonzai release after the well received “Scalpel”. The darker edge continues and we are certain of a lot of support for this UK talent.
“No Stars” has that dark edge that keeps you locked in to the groove, the deep bass coupled with a superb drum and perc arrangement build the rhythm nicely, cool synths build up and transform into something tough and gritty. On the break things take a subtle turn with an almost whispered vocal but then it’s straight back into the dark groove.
“Have Good Time” is a far more minimal approach, subtle kicks with a smooth percussion line are the backing for a constantly evolving synth. Soon the deeper bass comes through and a repetitive short vocal sample takes over. The sound here morphs and filters brilliantly, top stuff!
Founder of Kiss My Beat Records and Belgian tech house stalwart Ecco delivers a solid all rounder on Basiks backed up with some quality remixes. Ecco began listening to the New Beat sound at the age of just 14, he was a regular at Belgiums top venues enjoying these sounds. At 20 he took to the decks and also embarked on a studio career. After many successes on labels like Wasabi, Bonzai, Dopplegaenger and Push It, his music is supported by many like Carl Cox, Nic Fancuilli, Roger Sanchez and Wally Lopez to name a few.
The original mix of “No Change” is a quite minimal tech vibe with a steady hypnotic groove, tight kicks and percs, deep rooted bass and a meandering female vocal sample makes for a top notch tune.
Portuguese producer Scrub joins the remix crew with his take on this quality tune. Scrub aka Joal is a deep experimentalist focusing on the bassy side. This remix shows just that, starting off with a cool house groove that soon blows up into a steady power driven ride, awesome bassline and equally awesome instruments combine very well. Gets a little funky with those superb guitars, a definite must for any DJ box.
Next up is the original of “Keep Myself”, again we see Ecco on the deep tech tip, real thumping kicks and a highly effective bassline keep this groove going, lots of sample drops add an extra flavour while on the break a tense synth line hooks you in and keeps you wanting more.
On the remix for “Keep Myself” we have Alvaro Maretti vs Michel Manzano. Spanish producer Alvaro is no stranger to Basiks after his “Arcadia” release earlier this year. He has a number of releases on labels like Lux23, 2Real, Click On Music and Technical Deejay Records. Michel is also no stranger with his “Droop Live” on Bonzai Progressive with partner Pablo Santana. This remix is a real solid groover, steady beats and an impressive percussion section apply the rhythm well, brilliant sound on the break that builds to kick back to that amazing groove.
Super debut on Elemental for Davide Leonardo with his warm, rich, chilled out vibe on this 2 tracker.
“Hear The Sunset” is a real chilled out wander through beautiful piano contrasted with piercing trumpets, very warm melody invokes that feeling of watching the sun go down on a perfect day.
“Beginning The Journey” is a pure downtempo head bobbing tune, cool beats and lush pads with more superb melodies, all this is topped off with a stunning female vocal workout that gets the hairs on your neck reaching!
Three months had passed since the last EP from Joal was released at Monog Records and here he is again with two groundbreaking original tracks that will delight the most demanding dancefloors!
“Looking Down EP” is composed by “Blast from the past”, and “Looking Down”, both tracks with a very powerfull groove, a strong bassline and a creative usage of the vocal samples.
No more words needed, just listen and see for yourself! Monog Records :: Till Dance Tear Us Apart
2013 started and we invited one of our Portuguese Monster DJ’s to record one of our Club Cult’s. Lucio Monteiro. This guy played in the most mythical clubs in the last 30 years. Some of them are among the best clubs in the world, for example, D-Edge, Paradise or even in Lux, among others….Lucio Monteiro gave us a DJ Set fully provided with groove and deep harmonies. With no more description…. Just listen to this living legend!
Bulgarian DJ and producer Thomas Genchev makes his full Bonzai Progressive debut with “Groove Romance”. After appearances on Soulman Music and a remix for Mindgamers we see a nice slice of deep progressive house on our main label.
The original is kicked off with sharp hats and a tough kick which soon become blended with a cracking bassline and consistently builds up to the main event at the break. This tune completely opens up then with a wonderful female vocal taking control and then getting right back into the pure deep driving rhythm.
Mindgamers return the favour with their remix for Thomas. The dynamic duo deliver something so pure and simple it’s totally awesome. This remix is a solid four to the floor driving rhythm, a short break brings in the vocal and the groove continues, big floor sound here and will fill the boxes all over.
Henrik Kantola aka Chantola steps up with his awesome talent to deliver an inspiring remix. Quality house vibes from the start lead up to a short break where lush synths and a hypnotic vocal transform this into a cool progressive ride, classy stuff again from Henrik and sure to be a firm favourite.