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Stardust is the newest single from Steve Sai. We last saw Steve with his hugely impressive White Fluffy Clouds back at the end of 2013 and then shortly after with his remix on Crocy’s – Cry. Stardust comes with the Original plus four top quality remixes from some of the hottest artists on the Bonzai books.
The Original Mix oozes deep progressive grooves right from the off as cool punchy kicks are set against a brilliant pulsating bassline. Perfectly placed sub bass shots enhance the sound beautifully with various other synths layered on top resulting in a pumping groove. Steady flowing rhythms are formed out of tight drum and percussion patterns that give the track that driving surge. The break reveals some cool distant arps alongside dark edged pads. The big hitter comes in the shape of melancholic pianos that keep the track well within its progressive sphere. Superb stuff yet again from Steve, not to be missed.
Fresh off the back of his last release Big and Small EP, Belgian DJ and producer Ben Solar is up first to remix duty. The intro boasts nice chunky kicks that are soon joined by crispy sharp hats and cool synth shots. A deep rolling bassline bubbles up from below and takes us by surprise as the full power of its thump is unleashed. Layers build smoothly with the addition of metallic sounding FX that adds stark contrast to the deeper edge of the sound. Strong and driving track that will be a big player in any of the deeper sets.
DJing and production duo Jon ManimaL & Magros aka metrONomes take a break from sister label Progrez and deliver a stripped down smooth ride through deep progressive sounds with their superb Hypnotic Remix. The percussive led intro sets the scene perfectly as flat kicks are joined by various percussions and atmospheric FX. The kicks develop a punch and the groove gets into full swing as the bassline begins to form up into a real groovy mover. A dark and long drawn out bass drone hypnotises alongside those stark piano riffs that give a surreal melancholic feel to the sound. Brilliant stuff from the guys, top notch.
Athens based DJ and producer John Tsamis is welcomed at Bonzai with his brilliant remix. John began DJing in Athens at small parties with his friends which led to playing bigger events with top names. In 2005 he got his own residency at Stereo before moving on to the bigger Luv Club. 2014 saw his first releases on Baboon Recordings with much more to come. The track intros with sharp hats and a long released kick that has a smooth bass edge. Percussions build nicely and provide a solid rhythm for the track to progress. Quirky vocal one shots peek through on the first break as a riser brings with it a thumping kick and a super low end bass that reverberates through the sound wonderfully. The main break unleashes a melancholic piano riff that adds a cool twist and so much character to the track. Great stuff.
Big and brash synths with a powerful bass driven groove is what the Alex Sense remix is all about. Alex is a newcomer to the Bonzai stable and no doubt this remix will make a huge impression. Based in Athens, Alex began to DJ around 1990 after he was introduced to a bit of Psy Trance. Soon after, in 2000 he set up 6thSense LTD and started to manage, produce and promote events among other things. Since 2009 he has seen releases on Movement Recordings, Micro Digital Records and Audiophile Live. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick with minimal percussions coming through. The percussions build smoothly and soon they are joined by a super punchy bass that will have any floor on the move. Big synths sweep by and give the track a purely deep streak which is further enhanced with top quality FX. The break plays on the melancholy of the original beautifully as deep piano chords are contrasted with bright arps. Strong and driving grooves for the darker rooms that will go down a storm.
New Dehli, India based DJ and producer Anurag Nandvanshi debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Soul Of India which comes in Original and Chill flavours. Anurag plays at mainstream bars and clubs, private parties and events. He is a versatile DJ and caters to his crowds with many genres. He started to produce in 2010 and puts everything into his tracks, he injects nostalgia, deep hypnotic repetitive grooves and a sense of present mixed with future. Now signed with Bonzai we can only see good times ahead with this talented guy.
The Original Mix of Soul Of India kicks us off and the intro sets the tone brilliantly with a nice round of crispy hats and cool percussions. Big chunky kicks soon follow and the percussive instruments become much more prominent. A super cool vocal sample gets us deeper into the groove as it projects vision of India. A deep and raw bassline keeps the progressive grooves flowing as melodies are formed with some fantastic flutes. The break unleashes a deep and sinister sounding drone that is contrasted superbly by the vocal before we are taken back to the main track and back on course on this wonderful progressive journey. A unique cut that is not to be missed.
The Chill Out Mix of Soul Of India takes us on a surreal trek through some beautifully crafted melodic sequences, deep basses and stunning vocal phrases. Sweeping FX add wonderful textures as you find yourself lost in the sound. The vocal induces a meditative state that is only broken by the punchy kicks and percussions that keep a sense of rhythm flowing. A superb display of music construction that will captivate your mind body and soul.
UK based dirtFlush debuts on Piston with Venice. dirtFlush released his first single Rock The Disco on Lantus Records and was soon riding high on download charts. Here we are treated with two deep fuelled tracks that will get the floors pumping no doubt.
First up we have Venice which intros with a nice punchy kick with a bubbling bass beginning to form underneath. Classic percussions provide a smooth rhythmic flow as house chords start to fade through. The chords are short stabby hits that really give that true sense of a deep house groove. The break lets those stabs loose as they stretch and modulate giving off a much more bouncier vibe. Top notch debut and a definite must have.
180 Degrees intros with a muted kick alongside subtle percussions. Deep warm notes begin to fill the space as a pulsing bass comes through with the assistance of some expertly tweaked vocal samples. The deep notes begin a fantastic journey as they are filtered and modulated leaving behind a minimal groove. Cool FX add smooth textures to the sound and we are soon locked right into the groove. Great stuff that will get any party started.
Debut appearance on Eyepatch for A & I with the superb four track Gems EP.
Opal sets off with a distant thunder effect that leads up to a warm and full kick and is soon followed by some cool percussions. Deep rooted and lush synth chords give a real depth to the groove as a grittier sub bass comes through. The break reveals a myriad of high strings that contrast beautifully with the deep vibe of the track and take us back into the main sound. Smooth deep house grooves for the late night parties and into the early morning.
Next up we have Amazonite with its sweetly melodic intro full of bright keys and arps. Beautifully crafted stabs join in and create a surreal atmosphere before percussions begin to get the rhythms flowing. The track holds its course and you find yourself wanting more and more as the layers are formed up and stripped back. Brilliant slice of deep chill that will set the scene perfectly for any set.
Jasper Red intros with a nice punchy kick and a cool mixture of different percussions that blend together beautifully. A deep, plucky bass gets the deep grooves going as a wonderful pad sweeps right through the sound. The bass and pads develop some very cool melodic phrases that make this an absolute pleasure to hear. On the break a superb chord comes through taking the track to a whole new level. Deep, laidback and groovy sounds for the late terrace parties.
Lastly on this superb EP we have Hematite Dub. Subtle percussions provide the intro and is joined by a soft pad that hovers in the air beautifully. A very cool dub styled stab gives off a reggae vibe alongside a deep plucky bass that reverberates through the sound wonderfully. Cool beats give that downtempo feel that can be enjoyed on lazy days or at the club. Classy stuff that is not to be missed.
The Spanish are back. That’s true, our well known Spanish duo, composed by Iban Montoro and Jazzman Wax, is back with another EP and we are extremely excited with it! “Amarre” is the name of the third EP from the duo with the Monog Records stamp and it’s composed by two original tracks: “Amarre” and “A Moot Point”.
“Amarre” have all the essential ingredients that makes our label so characteristic: It’s deep, dense, delicate and powerful at the same time. It’s the kind of music that you can easily listen for hours and it will never be too much!
On the B side, we have “A Moot Point” is a dance floor killer! A very powerful groove, combined with subtle chords and a lot of detailed ambient effects are the motto to make this track a “must have” in all the DJ Bags. Just have a listen and see for yourself!
One Man Groove aka Ezra De Reus debuts on Green Martian with Missing You. Ezra began DJing around 1989-90 and was mainly playing Hardcore, this soon led to Techno and Trance and ultimately to Progressive vibes. In 2001 he temporarily stopped DJing and started producing with his first releases coming out on No Bounds Records. A great music lover, we are delighted to have this great talent on board.
Missing You gives off a smooth progressive house vibe as the intro gets going with a chunky kick and rhythmic percussions that takes us into the main sound with ease. A cool bubbly bassline ensues and has the power to move as it pulsates through the sound. Sweeping gated synths etch out some cool melodic sequences as pads rise and fall in the background. Throughout the track bright notes swoop down and give a dynamic feel to the sound. The break gets up close with those gated pads before slamming us right back into it for the duration. Top notch stuff on this debut and a must for any box.
Deep Groove does exactly what it says, the intro gets into the groove with a punchy kick alongside a deep droning bass and sharp hats backed up with tightly arranged percussions. A wonderful pad rises and brings a melodic vibe to the sound. The track breaks into a trancey plucked synth riff bringing a euphoric edge which climaxes in a full on prog monster. Superb stuff that is definitely not to be missed.
3rd installment in the Tech House Toolbox series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Joal, Sa.Du, Daniele Breschi, Charles Ramirez, Stan Garac, Haustuff & Leesboon, Ricardo Albuquerque, Paul Rudder, Mylan, Manoah, Ivan Masa, Daniele Kama, Cele, June Lopez, Furniture Crew, Tommy Hogunz, Joshua Puerta, Cihan Mareno, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Iosupescu Lucian, Mess & Juice, Alex Satry, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), Alfredo Mena, Danny Murphy, Pandeo, Mr Drew, Luis Bravo, Khaan, Dj Berkin, Judith La Loba, Eat Dust and Mend.
Airwave and DJ Fire join forces once again to deliver another stunning deep progressive monster entitled Without Roots which comes backed up with four superb remixes. The guys have work well together in the past with their hugely successful Fire and Ice project, and more recently with cool cuts such as Kabalash.
First up we have the original mix that starts life with a nice chunky kick and subtle percussions. A deep rooted pad begins to fade through as the percussion arrangements become more prominent. As the track progresses we are drawn into a darkly atmospheric space that consumes your mind beautifully. Distant ethnic sounds further enhance the deep progressive vibes and add a surreal element. Deep basses bubble up from deep within the groove as soft melodic phrases break through and we are left with a stunningly epic track that will prove a hit in many sets for sure. Not to be missed.
Relaunch is first up with his brilliant remix. Big and bold intro as monster kicks take full control from the off to the backdrop of tight percussions and a hypnotic synth loop. Dancey drum patterns soon follow and lead us up to a fantastic Psy styled riff that really sets the track off. The bass sits perfectly under the track and adds its own pulsating rhythms to the sound. The break is an out of this world moment that delivers a beautiful euphoric vibe as melodies are forged out of a wonderful string and pad arrangement. We are then thrust back into this tough edged workout for the duration, absolute top quality yet again from Maik.
Kevin Vega is back on remix duty and as he normally tends to do he has raised the bar again with this remarkable journey through the progressive spectrum. The intro eases in with a beautiful atmospheric soundscape filled with lush tones and subtle melodic flavours. Distant percussions lead up to a fantastic pulsing bass which is soon joined by a smooth kick and the track flows magically. Intensity breeds at every turn and soon you will find yourself locked into a stunning hypnotic groove. A truly epic ride that will appeal to many, a must have.
On fire producer Audio Noir is up next with his remix that stuns with its wonderful complexities. An Audio Noir Odyssey is a master stroke of epic proportions as the intro guides us into a progressive world filled with a myriad of melodies and tight arrangements. Beautifully tweaked sound designs light up the spectrum with warm pads, cascading arps and a haunting chorus. These sound blend perfectly into an epic intro that builds to a stomping rolling kick climax. Big chunky kicks take over alongside a brilliant bassline that just oozes acid flavour. The track holds a steady flowing rhythm and takes us to the break where we are given respite in a serene setting with fluctuating melodies before we are slammed right back with the help of a massive build up. No more words, just listen, you will not be disappointed.
Audio Noir offers up his Zen Mix which encapsulates the ambient side of his Odyssey. All the mesmeric and haunting qualities are gathered together to captivate us into a surreal progressive driven utopia. Anticipation builds as we are teased with the prospect of a full on 4×4 beat that never arrives. Absolutely amazing work yet again from this wonderfully talented guy.
German DJ and producer Jonny Calypso is back with this brilliant two tracker, Girls Gone Wild. His last outing, Definition was well received and no doubt we will be treated to more of the same on this one. You can catch Jonny on upcoming Bonzai Basik Beats radio episodes soon.
The title track, Girls Gone Wild, intros with a nice big phat kick and a deep rooted bass combi. The percussion arrangements build nicely giving off a smooth rhythmic flow as distant arps form up in the background. The bassline keeps a relentless course as it pulsates through the sound beautifully while some very cool and subtle synth work goes off to great effect. The break downs are a showcase for the percussive elements and keep the sound on trek brilliantly. Top notch deep progressive vibes, not to be missed.
Home Alone gets right into the progressive house vibe from the get go as nice and chunky kicks sit beside sharp hats and cool percussions. The bass throbs out a powerful groove that hooks you in for the duration as it hypnotises your mind. In the background a surreal hook plays out and teases up to the break where a gritty analog bass synth takes over before slamming us right back into the main track with a punch. The deep side of prog house just got deeper, a must have for those darkened rooms.
Troy Douglas debuts on Piston with the superb Hipster Break. Troy Douglas is made up of three likeminded DJ’s and producers Victor Backlin Bergh, Tomas Harenstam and Daniel Hollstrom, who like to delve into a bit of deep, funky dance floor friendly grooves. Hailing out of Stockholm the guys are mostly a DJing trio who like to have an awesome time.
First up we have the full on dance beats of Hipster Break which intros with a classic kick and hat combi. Cool percussions lurk in the background and a smooth deep bassline brings up the rear. Snappy vocal samples lead us into the main track proper where the bass begins to have a huge impact alongside cool and groovy deep house keys. Hip Hop elements break through on the break with a brilliant rap styled sample taking full control. Perfect floor fodder here and definitely not to be missed.
Lazersack intros with a round hats and cymbals that begins to get the rhythms flowing. Cool, chunky kicks and a stabby synth fade through leading up to a stomping floor filling groove. A deep pulsing bass lurks in the rear and sits perfectly allowing those stabs to dominate. On the break cool vocal samples come through alongside a classic crowd FX. Funky, deep and dancey grooves, perfect for summer parties anywhere.
Elek-fun aka Ignasi Romero debuts on Basiks with this pumping two track EP entitled Lovely Mother Fucker. Ignasi grew up within a musical family and this brushed off on him as he went on to attend college where he studied advanced music production. He has been a DJ for a long time and has been around the world gigging. Having moved to London in 2009 he now runs a very successful club night called Leading Astray. In 2013 he set up his own label, Leading Astray Records where he can showcase his work alongside artists such as Danniel Selfmade, Dani Sbert, and JJ Gullo. Now with Bonzai we can see a bright future for this talented guy.
First up we have the title track, Lovely Mother Fucker, with its straight in your face intro filled with tough kicks and a monster, raw bassline that grabs a hold of you from the off. Crisp and sharp hats join the fun and provide a steady rhythm. In the background subtle percussions soon follow and we find ourselves locked into this full on techno stomper. Cool variations on the bassline chop things up a bit giving a cool dynamic edge. The break reveals some cool and very subtle synth work that adds stark textures, top notch stuff.
Zero is up next and intros with cool FX array and a pulsating, deep low end bassline. Big chunky kicks come through and the rhythm section begins to form. Very basic and minimal approach to the sound with most of the work coming out of the brilliant FX. The dominating force is the bassline as sits perfectly in the groove and gives off a hypnotic vibe. Deep and dark techno that is a must for those late night sessions.
Italian DJ and producer Duluth aka Marco Trovato makes his debut on Green Martian with the superb Tribute. Marco got into music at a young age and at just 16 he began to DJ at local radio stations where he soon became noticed and was offered many gigs in local clubs. He was playing Acid House and Rap in 1990 and soon his friends were encouraging him to get into the production side of things. Marco has released top rated tracks like Icarus on Mistique Music , Origin and Cremisi on Darkpload Deep and Beggar on Iboga Records. Now with Bonzai we are sure there is much more to come in 2014.
The Original Mix is up first and takes us into a smooth deep progressive house journey. The intro boasts a nicely arranged percussion section with a warm synth forging a melancholic groove to the backdrop of a mystical speech by the late great Nelson Mandela. Smooth flowing rhythms give off a laidback groove which is shored up by a dominating deep rooted bass. Superb stuff and a definite must have.
On remix duty we have another of Marco’s guises, the Mark Found remix turns the heat up to a simmer as tougher edged kicks get the track flowing. Tight percussion patterns provide a solid rhythmic groove here and the bass reverberates beautifully through the sound. That wonderful Mandela speech is reprised here and adds a truly inspirational tone to the sound. A much deeper affair in the remix and will no doubt appeal to many.
David debuts on Progrez with this wonderful two tracker entitled Iowa. David is a UK based DJ and producer. He writes his own music using Cubase and Reason and has been producing for around 2 years now, building his portfolio of original works and remixes. He enjoys DJing live and his love for deep soulful electronic music remains the foundation of his creative output. To date David has built a respectful amount of releases on labels like Mindwarp Records, Society 3.0, Green Snake Records, Kroton Sound Recordings and Music Cell. These releases include his own recordings as well as remixes. Now signed with Bonzai we are certain to see much more from this highly talented guy, watch this space.
We kick off with Iowa which intros with a brilliantly tight percussion arrangement. Big and ballsy breaks soon take command of the track as the layers begin to form. A deep bubbling bass raises its head and leads us into a wonderful 4×4 driven groove filled with deep progressive house vibes. The break delivers a beautifully tweaked atmosphere as an array of pads and FX take over before slamming right back into the main groove, top notch stuff.
These Galaxies intros with a nice punchy kick and minimal percussions. A warm synth key brings a deep house vibe which evolves into a very cool percussive sounding hook. Expertly crafted FX come through adding cool textures to the sound. The subtle bassline hangs back and is brought forward to show its true pulsating power. Top quality cut that will definitely be a must in many boxes.
Third Single of Olivier Decroix aka A Robot Comes To Her on the LCD Recordings label, and for us one of the better singles from him. A Deeper Blue adds this Dancefloor bionic dimension to the artist’s style while The Day She Was A Hill is a perfect match to complete the package. Psy-progressive at its best!
Algerian DJ and producer Belmesk Hamza aka Balearia debuts on Bonzai Elemental with the surreal two tracker entitled Antiquity EP. Growing up in a musical family has directed Belmesk toward his chosen career. He loves woodwinds, mostly Flutes and the Duduk which offers great melodic atmospheres, also the guitar and flamenco vibes, he uses traditional methods such as the lick in order to give variations on notes. He has seen releases on labels like Abora Recordings, Trance Temple Records and Cinesphere Records. Much more to come from this rising talent and now signed with Bonzai we can expect to see some great tracks come our way.
First up we are drawn by the dark atmospheric tones of Antiquity as a cacophony of woodwinds expel sublime melodic phrases that captivate the mind. Deep basses rise from the depths and give way to the dark scapes. Super cool downtempo beats keep the heads bobbing as ethnically charged vocals lift the hairs on your neck and send a tingle down your spine. Wonderful stuff that will allow you to chill the night away.
Rub al-Khali intros with a sinister sounding melody full of melancholy. Fading pads bring a surreal vibe as fantastic vocals aim to inspire. Chilled out beats offer a smooth backdrop to the intensity of the melodies that continue to build throughout. A stunning slice of chill that will turn heads no doubt.