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Olivier Decroix aka A Robot Comes To Her is a young and fresh musician from Saint-Etienne, France, where he composes a terrific blend of psy-trance and progressive. He already has a bunch of great tracks on the way. We immediately fell in Love with Tree House, so much that we wanted to share it with you all. On the « flip-side » comes Multiple Gods, another face of the promising youngster, proving again that the Psy scene is full of rising stars. We bet you will fall in Love too !
Citizen 42 aka Andy Tau and Philthy Chit aka Phil Taylor & Chitra Kumar join forces to give us “Curious Mind” backed up with a couple of quality mixes. The guys have an already impressive resume within the Bonzai stable and are continuing to show their talent with tracks like this. Andy Tau is no stranger to the scene with a slew of releases under various guises and he continues to show his talent with support all over the world. Phil and Chitra got together in 2007 and have been mixing and producing ever since, they are regular DJ’s and have played alongside the cream of the crop. They have hosted many parties with the likes of M.I.K.E, Tucandeo and Andy Tau gracing the decks.
First up is the original mix, a wonderful progressive vibe is kicked off with a kick and arp combination that builds and builds with a chugging bassline up to a real solid groove. Crisp percussions and a well crafted melodic sequence will get the floors moving, amazing!
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons is up next on the remix. Nick is a veteran on the Bonzai scene with releases on some of the classic labels and remixing for top artists. Now we see him return with a stunning take on the original track here. Trancey breaks get us moving and soon the melodies build up with epic pads and arps, the bassline creeps up and morphs its way through the track with the filters doing a great job creating classic acid sounds, pure quality.
Fresh from their latest release “Sunrise Over Ganymede”, Tom Conrad & Andre Bonsor take to the mixing desk once again. Progressive trance at its best! Slowly building its way to a true stomper with a tight kick and crisp hats, the bassline teases and teases until suddenly it breaks out to its full head bobbing glory, what a bassline it is! Subtle melodies make their way through the track and you find yourself totally immersed in the groove with this. Perfect.
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2013 edition of our WMC Miami series, this year including original tracks and remixes by John 00 Fleming, Velvet Girl, Nancy Burrello, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor,Van Bellen, Rishi K., Natalia Data, Ed Lee, Manu Riga, Solar Fields, Blufeld, 06R, Airwave, Nico Parisi, Moshic, Arthur, Manos, LoQuai, Shimmer, Digital Angel, Matteo Monero, Thomas Genchev, Mindgamers, Metodi Hristov , Chantola, Matan Caspi, Crocy, George V, The Revolving Junkie, Mylan, Dee Brown, Diego Alvez, Ecco, Chanelle Pearl, Andree Wischnewski, Eric Kanzler, Mr. Dello, Sa.Du, Oliver Moldan, Oliver Moldan, Oz Romita, Billy Mason, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Daniele Kama, Piek, Wonji, Gabriel Feitor, Tiago Ribeiro, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Nasrawi, Project KF, RV, Jimmy Galle, Ittai Barkai, I3000, and Prompter.
The maestro returns with one of his most successful projects, Laurent Verronez aka Airwave dusts off the Planisphere box and shows us how to do progressive sounds. What we get here is a superb progressive track with all the flavour of the Planisphere sound that we all know and love with a 21st century twist, memories come flooding back and you will not be disappointed.
“Memento” kicks off with an intense feeling with the continuous sub bass sound pounding your ears, the main bass is pure quality accompanied by a brilliant kick and perc section. Surreal sounds sweep by creating even more intensity, distorted synths bring melodies on the break, a subtle build up takes us right back to this simply awesome groove on the progressive highway, Planisphere is back!
Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens brings his immense talents to the fore on his remix. Starting off in sublime style with morphing synths and broken beats you can feel the atmosphere begin to change. Settling into a cool, steady pace with 4×4 beats the groove builds with a wonderful bassline leading up to sweet melodic break with an almost tribal element. The intensity builds and we are left with a stunning hypnotic groove, one to watch for sure.
Dimitry raises the bar yet again with another awesome deep tech vibe on Eyepatch, the talent this guy has just gets better and better. This newest cut is backed up with a very impressive list of remixers.
Kicking off with the original mix we get a solid deep grooving workout, thumping kicks and sharp hats build the rhythm and gets rounded up with a brilliant vocal. Top notch stuff that will be a great tune on the floors all over.
The head of Piston Recordings, Rogerio Martins, steps up on remix duty with his Next To My Body Remix. Rogerio turns up the heat a bit here and takes us deeper into the groove, deep basses and tight drums get us to an absolute stunner of a break. The vocal comes in and the funk begins with some brilliant chord work, big sound here and will be a top pick for many jocks.
Eyepatch regular Wonji takes control and delivers a sublime take with a straight in your face tech ride Taking on a more surreal feel with long reverbed sounds and retaining a solid groove, great use of the vocal also and this is a tune that will keep you hooked throughout.
Popular remixer Project KF keeps the party rocking with another fine deep tech fuelled effort on the mixing desk. Darker edged vibe with a hypnotic feel, lots of nice samples come and go with a huge rise to the first break that kicks back with the now familiar vocal. Big party sound on this one and definitely one for a lot of floors all over.
Popular Croatian DJ/producer Fabian and Munich born DJ/producer Dub Way join forces to bring us a serious slice of funky tech house on Basiks with a couple of superb remixes. Fabian is no stranger to Bonzai with a raft of releases across many of its labels, he has over 100 releases on many many labels with support from around the world. Dub Way is equally a veteran on the scene with many quality tracks and also a lot of support from top DJ’s all over.
“Mellow Mode” is a journey that takes us back in time with its retro vibes while keeping our heads firmly rooted to today. Cool bouncy feel on the drums and percs with some quirky sounds filling the spaces, the big sound here comes from the retro funky synth, huge floorfilling groove that is gonna do well everywhere.
Turkish producer Ozgur Uzar steps up with the first remix. Ozgur has an impressive career beginning in 1994 with many successful releases under his belt. He picks up the original vibe well and applies his own take with sophistication, big focus on the drum arrangement here with a truly massive synth stab entering the arena to give us the retro touch, another banging big floor sound.
German based house music veteran Mario De Bellis is still spinning since 1979, Mario also has a lengthy discography and remix collection. His take on the original adds a hypnotic depth with a sublime drum and bass combo, cool tech sounds abound here giving this a huge clubby feel. That huge synth stab makes an appearance and a cracking job it does.
Vancouvers finest, James Hopkins delivers two high-energy original tracks. Words With Enemies EP is the name of the new Sounds R Us release and it brings us two great tracks in techno style and one great tech house remix from Philly based Recycled Beats! This pack will definitely blow your speakers! Get ready for some grown up muzika!
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New installment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time with original tracks and remixes from John 00 Fleming, Airwave, Ewan Pearson, Quadran, Pierre Deutschmann, Planisphere , Digital Angel,Frank Le Fever, Moshic, Miika Kuisma, MSZ, Kay D, Loquai, Innate, Matan Caspi, Irad Brant, Manu Riga, Nancy Burrello, Filth & Splendour, Breeze, Quadrat, Relaunch, Abi-Q & Raw-E, Crocy, Fusion F & Come T, Janeiro, Rishi K., Kintar, Lu Chase, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Simon Firth, Matteo Monero, Ehsan Zadegan, Aiemo, Guy Mantzur, and Stephan Bazbaz.
Founder of Kiss My Beat Records, Belgian tech house stalwart Ecco delivers a solid artist album on Basiks. With many tunes enjoying full release on labels like Mint & Mustard, Howz Choonz, Creamminal Records, Bonzai Basiks, Eyepatch Recordings and Bonzai Progressive, we are treated to this stunning round-up of his works so far.
First up is “Funky”, a quite minimal tech house joint with a cool steady rhythm and an element of funk appearing through some wicked sampling, top stuff.
“I Like Dancing” continues on the tech house side with chunky beats and an impressive percussive line. Real cool synth work on the break for this one and a short vocal popping in, quite a bouncy track released on Creamminal Records previously enjoying top support all over.
Next up we get brilliant house vibes on “Savana”, which also comes along with a superb effort from Justin Harris and his Deep Grass Remix. Edging toward the deeper side here with a constant hypnotizing bassline topped up with superb kicks and percs. On the break a sublime vocal straggles in the background with great effect, top notch stuff. Justin’s remix beefs up the sound big style, big club friendly groove!
“Wild Forest” saw a release on Ecco’s own Kiss My Beat Records, fully charged house with a retro feel, sublime ethno type instruments invade the waves and really captivates the mind, quality.
Released on Bonzai Worx Volume 2 (vinyl), “El Carnaval” has had a lot of that support with its tango rhythm and cool grooves. Beautiful guitar and a mesmerising vocal on the break gives this tune big club appeal, what a gem!
Next we get “Fresh”, with Ecco’s style firmly rooted to the core of this track. Feels quite minimal yet a lot goes on that keeps you hooked. Solid kicks and well crafted percussion arrangement, deep basses groove along and some brilliant strange sounding synths make an appearance.
2011 saw the release on Bonzai Basiks of “Red Wall”, a highly infectious retro sounding banging tune. Heavy kicks are dominant but the main focus here is that retro synth and bass groove, outstanding stuff.
Deep house vibes are what “Mosquito” is all about, deep pounding kick and a controlling bassline with some cool acid type stabs build up to the break where a vocal sample takes over alongside some super buzzing synths, solid grooves!
“Baobab” delivers a minimal tech house vibe with a slightly tribal element. Super tight arrangement on the drum and percs, we are teased with a cool sounding synth and the vocals work very very well.
One of Ecco’s first releases on Basiks came in the form of “Safari” back in 2010. The tech house vibe oozes from this track with some heavy duty offbeat metallic sounding synths backed up with some cool African singing.
The house driven “Waikiki” first released on Howz Choonz really delivers the goods, pure solid drive on the drums and percs with the bass providing cool rhythms. Again we see heavy references to world music that fits so so well into the vibe.
“Papou” takes us back into the tech sound with ethnic tendencies. Super deep bassline here with the kicks, percs and tribal patterns stoking up the groove into a rhythm frenzy, brilliant.
“Run Dancing” is an awesome ride through funky tech house, super cool organ sounds prevail backed up with a real classy vocal.
Talinn born dynamic duo Zas & Sanze aka Mindgamers are back with their debut album “Velvet Sky”. Since 2009 these guys have been producing works at a very high standard, three years on that experience and close working relationship has paid off with a quite stunning artist album.
“The Beginning” kicks us off, nice piano led intro with a brilliant voice effect leading up to super charged bass and breakbeat kicks and percs, short sweet and in your face, perfect start.
First released in 2009 the guys’ debut track way back then “Attractions” gets a 2012 rework, keeping the original alive and kicking. Cool steady tech house with nice FX work on the break and throughout, already heavily supported and sure to be on a lot more playlists.
“Crazzy” turns up the heat with an energetic tech workout. Very dynamic sound with a synth and vocal combo being the main focus. Cool drums and percs provide a solid groove with bass keeping the body engaged.
“Once Again” keeps up the bounce with its cool steady groove driven by a thumping kick and sharp hats. A short vocal shot dominates and the piano winds its way in and out morphing with the FX layered upon it. On the break a disco-led string section adds to the huge build up and back into that solid groove, awesome vibe here.
“Copacabana” brings in a Brazilian samba flavour, all the trimmings you’d expect from a vibe like this with the Mindgamers magic touch. Cool rhythmic flowing style that will have any floor ready for action.
Taking on a deeper element with “Music Everyday” now, the duo’s distinctive kicks and percs shine through here with a real low end bassline adding punch, again we see wonderful synth work giving that deep vibe.
The title track “Velvet Sky” is a fine energetic prog tech ride. Rolling bassline with raw synths that transform at every turn, really cool melodies invade the break and a cut up vocal weaves in and out, big sound on this which will be at the fore on a lot of playlists.
“Baltic Breeze” provides a sublime intermission with surreal sweeping pads and a contrasting heavy kick and bass combi, a nice break in a stunning journey.
First released in 2011 with a vast array of remixes, “Focused” is a prog tech masterclass. Brilliant use of vocals are the dominating force here with a super charged synth taking over from the break with superb arrangement on the rhythm section. A cert to be featured by a lot of DJ’s for a second time around.
Next up is “Can You Feel It” which has also seen a well received release. 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.
July 2012 saw a release for “Chasing The Sun” a track that will be played on the beaches and terraces as it delivers a very cool house groove, awesome piano work backed with tight drums and a feel good factor of 10!
“Hold You” is another track that saw a release at the early part of this year. Again we see the guys apply their unique signature style to progressive house, well crafted beats creating a flowing energetic rhythm with amazingly simple and effective synth work, the superb vocal will infect your mind.
A stunning first album for these very talented individuals.
Music maestro Blufeld delivers another top quality production on our main label with this latest release which is backed up with some superb remixes.
“Viewpoint” is one of those musical moments that captivates the mind, warm, lush sounds swirl around in a melodic carousel. Very subtle intro that soon settles into a solid progressive groove, the many sounds build layer upon layer with a tight drum arrangement cementing the vibe. Real nice flow on this and a firm favourite for sure.
One of our most popular remixers Kevin Vega steps up to the desk with a more darker, harder edged sound while keeping the focus on the original. Well tuned kicks and percussions reside over some awesome synths where the melodies are almost sinister with a gritty feeling, top stuff!
Blufeld ramps up the energy on the first of two of his own remixes. Blufeld’s Distorted Reality Retake is a lot more upbeat with pulsating rhythms and some wonderful variations on the original melodies which will put this remix into a lot of playlists, big sound!
For his second remix we see Blufeld turn his hand to a more chilled out ambient sound which he does so very well. Beautiful sounds with feel good qualities that are perfect for those lazy days or relaxing evenings where your mind will wander, sublime.
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.