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Simone Girau is back, this time with a completely groundbreaking and outrageously funky hip-house track with electro influences, “Repeat” is the name and after you listen it you will understand why it’s called that way. “Repeat” makes you wanna listen to it in repeat without hesitation, but Simone wasn’t happy enough with this fact and teamed up with her brother Dario to bring us a monster dark house track that reminds us of the 90s New York house scene. Filled with reverberated soul vocals which automatically make you feel like you’re in the old high times. You can’t miss this!
The Secrets Of The Trade is a new Piston Recordings compilation series featuring a handpicked selection of the finest Deep House tunes around. This first installment comes with original tracks and remixes by Kerri Chandler, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Detroit Swindle, Hector Couto, Rick Wade, Shades Of Gray, Joss Moog, Jordan Peak, Alex Agore and several others!
Shimmer is back after his outing with LoQuai and their “Flying Fortress” track, a track that gained a lot of attention on major download portals with support from around the world. Here we see a monster release “Give Me” with a host of top quality remixes from some great producers.
The original mix is smooth ride through progressive house creating a relaxed atmosphere. Steady rhythms from the drums and percs with some real nice FX work. Bright melodic short synths build the mood with a wonderful chunky bassline underneath. Very hypnotic groove that locks you in for the duration.
First up on the remix is Chantola with his Give Me Techno Remix. Henrik transforms this tune beautifully with some quality techno elements, particularly in the kicks. Grungy acid blips formulate a great sound which becomes much more prominent on the break. Very well worked mix with huge appeal for many jocks.
Mylan takes us on one of his tech tours with his remix. Classic intro with kicks, hats and percussions building layer by layer. Groovy bassline adds a little bounce here and the FX work fits well. This track is a solid builder with teasing synths coming through on the break, top stuff.
Accatone takes things deeper with his Black Keys Remix. Staying true to the bassline as it bounces along we are treated to a masterclass indeed. Minimal percussions with a crisp hat and clap combi. The big focus of course are those keys, a wonderful display of deep house play that will stand up well in those late night rooms.
Concealed Truth return to BP with Cold Sun Ray Remix. Powerful progressive house at its finest with brilliantly subtle synth melodies and great FX. Nice and steady rhythm with another superb bassline will keep the bootys shakin to this. On the break the melodies are ramped up a notch and the vocal sample is the perfect addition along with the pads, very nice indeed.
Belgian deep tech and house stalwart Van returns with “Lassitude Active EP” after his much loved “Tout Much EP”. Van has a very busy schedule these days with more EP’s in the works and gigs around the Madrid area coming thick and fast. He is also about to begin his radioshow on Vicious Radio with a showcase on the best from Bonzai’s labels past, present and future. This EP is backed up with a couple of outstanding remixes.
On the original Van does what he does best, ramp up the energy! Strong deep tech grooves with his trademark quality FX work on vocal samples shining through. Nice steady rhythms on the arrangement with a subtle yet very effective bass shoring up the lower end. Very energetic vibe is generated here, this one is destined for a lot of playlists for sure.
German DJ and producer Marc Zimmerman provides a stunning remix. Marc began music playing trumpet and piano when he was younger, now he co-owns a record label, gigs all over Germany and has a raft of releases under his belt. This remix gets right down to business from the off, straight in your face acid grooves with a great vocal sample coming through. Strong, solid drum and percussions are the perfect companion for the acid bassline that dominates throughout, top stuff.
Spanish DJ and producer Natalia Martinez aka Narol MarGo is next up for the remix with an deep tech house offering. Natalia is a product of the underground Madrid club scene with tech house and deep house being her main preferences. She also hosts shows on Vicious Radio and gigs all around Madrid. The track intros with classic kick and hat combi, even with this the you can feel the energy rise, a deep bass come is soon after with some very cool vocal FX work. Expertly crafted rhythms will have any floor shaking, on the break a huge controlled wall of sound creates a massive build up before the groove kicks back in for a fantastic ride through tech, awesome stuff!
Belgian producer R Varez aka RV turns out a progressive tech working for Progrez with his track “Disorder” which is backed up with two stunning remixes. RV’s last outing came in the form of “Mamba” on Eyepatch which was very well recieved. Something a little different here and a difference that will not disappoint.
The original mix is a pure mind bender of a track, the vibe on this will have you hooked in for the duration against your will. Awesome sublime FX work on the vocals set the track up well with the synth work add extra weight. Superb groove with strong drum and percussion arrangement and rounded off with a wonderful deep bass. Serious stuff here and those vocals are really top notch.
The Revolving Junkie aka UK based producer Phil Kieran steps up to remix duty with a simply stunning effort. Nice flowing rhythms in the lush kicks and crispy hats, an almost acid bassline adds strength to this and gives a minimal feeling. On the first break some very clever FX work shines through on the synths with a brilliant shift in the beats with some shuffling. Very well constructed remix with a couple of amazing surprises!
Based in Madrid but hailing from Belgium, Van Czar is up next to the mixing desk with his Toxicology Remix. Van is a very busy man these days with DJ gigs a weekly feature along with his studio work. He has also started his own radishow on Vicious Radio in Madrid where he will showcase the latest works to come out of the Bonzai stable along with a look back at some of the classics from yesteryear. Van’s remix takes things right into the depths of tech, very dark vibe and brilliant use of the original vocals to which Van attaches his unique style of FX work. Very strong deep groove which is a must for any box!
Thorin Van Gelden unleashes his downtempo breaks persona onto our senses with the stunning “Forgotten Places” on Elemental. Dutch native Thorin normally resides in strong tribal house rhythms but today we get to see his different side which stands out very well. This track comes with three stunning remixes.
The original is a raw urban groove with a hypnotic bassline and some seriously well worked drum patterns. Beautiful melodic arps are contrasted with a gritty street theme while a myriad of FX tie the track up brilliantly. Very strong vibe with a tribal element coming through on the wonderful percussions, top notch stuff!
Dutch remix duo Kevin Ten Cate and Ton Oortgiesen make up Undercurve and they step up to the remix in style. The guys transform the original very well with the added vocal add a complete new twist on the sound. Big synths and subtle pianos overlay a laidback groove with a tough bassline giving an edge, real nice vibe.
Another native of the Netherlands, Ruben Hulzebosch aka SynnyS joins the remix crew with his Evolving Humans Remix. Ruben started off his music career as a hardocre DJ, this soon evolved into techno and acid with a few releases over the years. This remix kicks off with some cool tablas over a deep house type organ with the bass fading in and leading up to a wonderful drum arrangement. The track takes on that raw gritty nature which fits so well in this release.
Junkie Digital is up next with a superb remix. Much more melodic theme with some amazing piano riffs and synth work taking place. Super sweet arps tease and tease until the break where a huge drum and bass arrangement raids the senses with tough gritty snares and kicks, total surprise with this and one that will have a huge impact!
Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco debuts on Green Martian with a fantastic two tracker entitled “Time & Money EP”. Dani is a lover of tech house, techno and progressive music, this is reflected in his sets and productions. He has had a raft of releases on many labels over the years with his album “Reflections” in 2012 being one of the best picks on major download portals. Dani has plans for a second album in the future but for now we get to enjoy his latest works.
The title track “Time” is a wonderfully uplifting piece of progressive tech with the intro bringing in a nice subtle melodic arp. Nice chunky kicks with a deep rooted bass soon come through and we settle into a sublime journey. Strong, steady rhythms are built with minimal percussions and big chord stabs. On the break the melody intensifies and is backed up with a round of quality FX, superb vibe on this.
“Money” takes on a more surreal darker theme. The track intros with crunchy FX and sharp claps, a brilliant kick with a nice thud starts to build the groove with more percussions creating a real prog vibe. Huge deep throbbing basses really get the tune going with some very cool vocal samples adding contrast. Deep rising strings provide intensity and on the break we get some guitar FX and a sinister sounding arp. A true dark monster perfect for the late night parties.
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Sixth installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series comes with original tracks and remixes by Relaunch, Neon, Moshic, Mindgamers, Matan Caspi, Steve McGrath, Chris Sterio, LoQuai, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor, Van Bellen, Frangellico, Domased Electronica, Noa Romana, Deersky, Matt G., Booya featuring Iulia Constantin, Kintar, Crocy, Manu Riga, Timewave, Citizen 42, Philthy Chit, Oliver Morgenroth, Erich Lh, Cut Knob, Hector Sawiak, Blufeld, Kevin Vega, Paul Martinez, Fiddler, Thomas Genchev, Downgrooves, Mariano Mellino, Wally M, Deepfunk, and Mathov.
Gearing up for another round of quality cuts is Bonzai’s latest vinyl venture “Bonzai Worx – Volume 3″. This pressing comes complete with four top drawer tracks and a couple of outstanding remixes from the very impressive roster of artists and labels Bonzai has to offer. Give your record bag a reason to exist and grab your limited copy, you will not be disappointed.
First up we have Metodi Hristov’s remix of Mindgamers track “Can You Feel It”. Metodi turns the cool meter 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.
Matan Caspi’s remix of Chantola’s “Make It Happen” is a perfect selection for vinyl as he drops a hint of tech into the prog house vibe while keeping the coolness and suave of the main sound, very well crafted remix, a little more synth work and some crisp guitar keeps the summer theme alive.
Paduraru’s “Games For Girls” makes the cut with a strong and steady rhythm on the beats and a wonderful bassline adding extra weight. Top quality synth work here in a true progressive groove, on the break we get an off key piano that adds melancholy to the track. Big strings make a show and a well rounded track is the end product, top stuff destined for many boxes.
Loquai & Shimmer’s very well received “Fly Fortress” is a must for this vinyl, kicking off 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.
Electric Bastards are production and DJing duo Jordan Drieghe and Curt Savage, based in Belgium these guys have lost their souls to music. They are devoted to house beats and like to experiment with different genres. For several years they have been active in the music scene with different projects and appearing on many labels including a remix on “Once Again” by Mindgamers. Today they make their full Bonzai debut with “High Pass” including a fabulous remix, enjoy!
The original mix kicks off in true tech style with sharp percussion and a low end thumping drum. The layers are slowly stacked up with a brilliant bassline holding things up well. Lots of FX give the track a lot of character with a real cool vocal sample rounding things off.
Zas and Zanse aka Mindgamers return the previous favour to Electric Bastards with a stunning remix of the highest quality. Building up a cool tech vibe from the off with a rhythmic drum and percussion mix, strong, solid grooves come through and the track takes off when the bassline kicks in. Big sytnh sweeps on the break give an air of prog n the sound but the true roots are in tech as the track kicks back in, these guys sure know how to work a remix!