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FUSHE – HEAVENXO (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Fushe is back with another surreal chilled out slice of bliss, following on from his last outing “Amnesia” which was well received on Bonzai Elemental we are treated to more of the same quality.

“Heavenxo” starts off with beautiful voiced strings sweeping in and out forcing your mind to wander and relax, big melodic acoustic guitars come in and bring with them an unexpected groove to this well chilled piece. Some real cool FX work their way in and what you get is 10 minutes of brilliance!

“Edentle” is more electronic in nature with sweet plinks and plonks weaving around, subtle melodic pianos are added and a beautiful sequence takes place, super stuff.

Again we see the talented Fushe shine, these wonderful sounds are perfect for a relaxed evening after a hard days graft.

12 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE #5 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

New installment in the My House Is Your House series with original tracks and remixes by Accatone, Piek, Lights Electronika, Wonji, Alex Agore, Charles Ramirez, GarcyNoise, Diego Alvez, Solunamanalia, Dimitry Liss, Daniele Kama, Murat Uncuoglu, Frank Storm, Joal, Rogerio Martins, Evren Ulusoy, Nick Devon, Oliver Maier, Tiago Ribeiro, Joao Teixeira, Brett Lawrence, Submantra, Jon Sweetname, Pablo Gael, Costas Papa, Davide Marchesiello and Maertz.

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DAVIDE FRANCA – SABBATICAL MOMENTS (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Having started learning musical instruments at the young age of 10, Davide soon found himself experiencing life in a band, unfortunately the band no longer exists but Davide’s passion remained strong and he knew a life in music was his calling. Using a year out from studies and pouring all his emotions into his work this aspiring young producer is destined for great things! His debut album entitled “Sabbatical Moments” is testament to that commitment and early experience.

Kicking off with the downtempo Bad Knowledge which has a smoke filled jazz club feel to it, the musical know how shines through. Very nice key work on the organ and a slow groovy bassline backs up this amazing opening track.

Chapter. Beginning is a very well constructed intelligent piece of music with intricate percussions and organ riff, very fresh sounding.

I Choose The High Road delves back into downtempo heaven with a nice steady rhythm and great musical flavours, definitely a crossover tune here and very catchy!

The Limbo Of Thoughts delivers pure musical talents, sublime trumpets on board with an awesome bassline, plenty of variety in the instruments used creating a diverse array of sounds.

The tempo takes a rise on My Friends Are My Life while retaining that laid back feel, more club orientated sounds with focus on the organs, very groovy!

Brining the funk into the album is If You Want Something, Take It, a gem of a track, so laid back and riffs that invoke a 70’s theme with magical FX work, stunning.

Take what you want from this next track, but we think it’s a fun track with a great vocal sample, It_s Massive! has a great bassline with an upbeat vibe on the keys and sounds very quirky over cool breakbeats.

Bye Bye People is a nice melodic ending on the album with plucky notes over some very cool FX’d kicks.

Davide has really shown his talents and we believe this is just a small taste of things to come from this young Italian.

5 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DIMITRY LISS & NASRAWI – FLASHY AND OFTEN RESTLESS EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Dimitry Liss teams up with fellow UAE resident Nasrawi for this new two track EP full of mouth watering deep tech house. Dimitry has recently signed with Bonzai Progressive and we are really excited about this talent and the quality of his recordings. Nasrawi is a true party animal, he is passionate about music and he is even more passionate about making sure his listeners get the fullest experience from his vibes.

First up we delve into the sounds of “Backstage Queen”, straight away the deep house groove grabs you and holds you in its grip for the duration. Sublime deep bass and a well crafted arrangement are held together with a quite brilliant vocal sequence throughout the track, tight modulation and filtering add extra layers and textures, amazing.

Getting a bit more funky up in here with “Murmuring Hearts”, so cool, deep n funky tech vibe pours from this track. From the start you get locked into the groove, some nifty percs with sharp hats and claps build up the sound along with a smooth bass and classy vocal shots. One for many boxes here and sure to get a lot of plays.

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SCRUB FEAT. BARBARA WAHNON – FEED ME (MONOG RECORDS)

 

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“Feed Me” is the title of our latest release from Scrub featuring the lovely vocals of Bárbara Wahnon!

Scrub is the deepest, experimental and more “bass oriented” side of our artist and label manager Joal, and this is his debut release with an original track.

This EP also have the honor to include remixes from two of the most talented and groundbreaking artist around the world: Dave Nash and Merlo! Dave Nash (Tronic, Great Stuff, Stealth, Definitive, Break New Soil, Witty Tunes, Bla Bla, Stereo) remix is complete voyage from the begining till the end! The amount of details and the wise usage of the original samples are good examples of his great work! On the other hand, Merlo (Vapour Recordings, DeepClass Records, Attary Rec, Nervine, Sweep 181) remix… I just can´t take this bassline out of my head! This guy made a very very musical approach of the original track and added an insanely addictive bassline!

No more words needed, just take a listen!

Monog Records :: Till dance tear us apart

5 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ERIC KANZLER – SCARY FACES (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Returning to Bonzai Basiks with a stunning album, Eric Kanzler whips up an emphatic selection of quality sounds full of tech goodness.

Kicking off we get the somewhat laidback and smoothly grooving “A Wake”, cool tech sounds and chords are coupled with a tight drum and bongo section with short vocal samples filling up the space, nice opener.

“Greyscale” gets darker, vocal samples taken down an octave give this effect along with warbling synths, some real cool FX used on this one that adds a special taste to the tech sound.

“Ice Came” is a solid minimal techno groove, super tight percs and drums with the odd effect on various blips and bleeps, perfect fodder for filling any set.

“In Your Face” starts off with a cool vocal and classic techno sounds, the track builds up to a raw sound which again is quite minimal yet enough to get the mind indulged to layout of the sounds, brilliant stuff that is sure to get a lot of plays.

Next up is “Oh Shake It” and that is exactly what will happen when you listen to this, you must shake it to this sound, it’s infectious. Retro sounding synths add a bounce here, well crafted percussions with crisp hats keep the rhythm flowing, big sound here for the big floors!

The title track comes up next and midway through this album it does not disappoint. Sharp percs are coupled with a strangely eerie string and a toy box melody adds tension, suddenly darkness creeps in and you are locked in on this groove, top notch vibe here.

“Hypnotiz” is the next track and it does just that, again Eric adds cool sharp hats and the arrangement slowly builds to huge heights with lots of fillers and then you find yourself deep inside the groove, a myriad of sounds invade your brain with much focus on the FX work on each sound. Heavy bass kicks in midway and it is now the hypnotizing begins, super track and for sure will be on a lot of playlists.

“Fair Play” comes along with a more lighter feel to it, solid rhythm with drums doing all the work, cool quirky one shot sounds give the lighter edge here and creates an all round nice track.

“Sleep Now” is an extension of the last track with a little more depth, this is evident with a more melodic approach and the addition of the dark vocal at various points, real nice work here and a cool contrast on the previous.

“Sensivity” lays on the tech in huge doses, we have the familiar percs and drums with a slowly building detuned melody creating a stunning sequence of music, lots of cool FX are tweaked into the sounds resulting in a sublime look into the world of tech.

Finally we have “La Secrete”, yet more awesome sharp percs and arrangement, quite experimental in most parts with the “movie score” like sequences.

A very diverse collection of tracks that range from dark tech to minimal techno to experimental sequences and quite simply a superb piece of work from Eric.

28 November 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ORAA – THAT GO EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Spanish DJ and producer Jurgi Oraa Diaz aka Oraa is no stranger to the Piston stable, having worked on many projects in the past with Piek and others we see this talent delve into the depths of house with his That Go EP. Oraa has enjoyed releases on many labels including Shugar Shock, Piston and Lantus recordings. His music has gained a lot of support worldwide with the likes of Brett Lawrence, Accatone, Rogerio Martins, Pedro Goya, DJ Fly, Jesse Voorn and DJ Sneak to name a few spinning his tracks.

“That Is” keeps us in the deep side of house with a throbbing bassline yet providing a more funked up vibe, some very cool synthy sounds are featured here and with another superb vocal sample, which adds beautiful textures to the track, there is an awesome balance that works very well.

And secondly we have “It’s Go” creating a sublime deep atmosphere, solid beats with a simple almost acid bassline, huge synths wind up throughout the track to raise a wall of filtered sounds with a real cool vocal sample added in. Super cool groove on this and is a cert to be picked up by many!

28 November 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AIRWAVE – OYAMA (L*C*D RECORDINGS)

 

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Taken off Airwave’s Hit Album “Dark Lines”, this Brand New Single takes you on a serious Journey. Coming in 3 flavors this time. The Alternative Mix sends us back to the 90’s sound when everything was so simple and just great, Terra Ferma’s remix, made by Platipus Legens Kaukuta Saint, is another kind of beast, psychedelic and hypnotic, miles beyond what mainstream “Trance” has to offer today, and finally the Original Mix, taken off Dark Lines, closes another great selection of mixes.

28 November 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

OZ ROMITA & MARIANO SANTOS – TOGETHER EP (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

 

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With a respectable amount of releases under their names and an already well defined sound, ‘Oz Romita’ and ‘Mariano Santos’ have teamed up for their first collaboration on Sounds R Us Recordings.

Having already scored some great feedback with the Together’ single and remix, this techno two tracker is sliced precisely to give the dance floor the right amount of vibe.

Dive in and grab your own copy of this release!

28 November 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RECESS & PROJECT KF – STRATFOR (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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What do you get when two very talented tech house, techno producers come together? Well you get some super results like this. Project KF is no stranger and needs no introduction really, his partner on this project is Recess who is known for diversity in the studio having worked on styles such as Indie, Nu Disco, House and Techno. He has enjoyed releases on many labels like System Odio and Rip n Burn with well received reviews from his peers.

Here we have “Stratfor” which is a kaleidoscope of sounds merged to form a stunning laid back, loungy, techy type vibe. Plenty of cool guitar and trumpet sounds add some funky spice to this while a slow and steady groove enable you to really chill out, superb stuff.

Master of the laid back ambient groove Placid Larry steps into the booth for remix duty and a fine job is done yet again. With a more upbeat kinda feel to it and retaining many of the original sounds you still get a sense of relaxation, such a cool tune for those lounge bars on any evening.

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GEORGE V – THE FIGHT IS WITHIN US (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Born on the island of Corfu, Greek DJ and producer George Vasilas returns to the Green Martian for another run of quality progressive house sounds. George started early in music having taken up the drums in a local band when he was just 7 years of age. When he was 14 he started to experiment with DJing and during this time he realised that music, no matter what form, was the thing for him. He enjoyed much success on the Greek club scene and expanded into Europe playing alongside world class DJ’s. In 1995 he began producing and the quality is still pouring from his studio to this day. George has an impressive back catalogue on various labels including Bonzai, New Era Recordings, Nighttrain Music, System Recordings and Ambiosphere Recordings.

Today we have “The Fight Within Us”, a solid prog houser EP. “I Fight For You” kicks us off with a super bassline and drum arrangement, great FX on the guitar give that deeper prog feeling. This tune builds and builds with an amazing melody coming through later on. A deep rasping spoken vocal comes through adding a new texture.

“This Town” takes a slightly different approach with a more minimal sound with plenty of juice to keep rocking. Heavy synth sounds play a big part and you will feel the full effect of these on the break, again with the raspy vocal give a sinister turn yet holds the track up very well, super stuff!
Next up is “Sick Of Dummies”, focusing on the bassline building up to a driving rhythm this tune really stands out as unique, brilliant arrangement of the different elements keep the groove going. A common theme emerges in the even more sinister spoken vocal on this one and will for sure keep you hooked!

Dark prog surrounds the next tune “What You Need” along with a female vocal that gets the hairs on your neck rising, super deep vibe and melancholic synths create a tense atmosphere yet can also appear uplifting. Truly amazing work on this as it can evoke different emotions.

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CHANELLE PEARL – THE BASS (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Funky tech house with soul is what Chanelle Pearl is all about. Born in Quebec, Canada, Chanelle has carved a respectable niche in electronica with her energetic vibes sometimes with an 80’s flavour. Influenced by the likes of Roger Sanchez and The Cube Boys, Chanelle’s ultimate goal is to have her own team of producers and her own record label. Fast becoming a big name on the Canadian dance circuit it won’t be long before she is global. Chanelle debuts on Eyepatch with a superb three track EP filled with her trademark sound.

First is “The Bass”, pure quality funky tech house, bouncy rhythm created by a well crafted drum and perc arrangement. Super funky riffs and a lot of brilliant samples including “turn up the bass” which always adds weight to any track, brilliant stuff and sure to be a big floor filler.

“Mike’s Dinner” kicks us off and straight away the tune is pumping, quite simple structure yet highly effective, super thick kicks and sharp percs provide a steady groove, nice cool bit of a soul flavour in the synths and a short vocal sample helps to deliver a top notch tune.

“Funky Musik” is exactly that, Funky! Deep deep basses accompanied by a more upbeat arrangement on the drums, highly infectious soulful and funky synths will keep the ears pricked up for the duration.

21 November 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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