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M.R.T.N are made of Sthlm Beat and Pomp. The guys produce together and have released under other guises including The Bunglers for SRUR. Sthlm Beat also performs as DJ M.R.T.N. and today we see this stunning techno fuelled monster “Desnoid EP” get a release.
First up is the tough edged “Abdominal” which gets right down to business from the off with a rolling techno groove. Tough kicks are layered with some outstanding percussions and a sharp, crisp hat. The track takes on an almost oldschool techno flavour with the percussions rising in pitch creating a hypnotic vibe, top notch stuff.
“Desnoid” takes a slightly more minimal approach, again we see a superb arrangement and a very rhythmic drum section. The synths have that retro style sound we all love and the guys have brought this sound up to date brilliantly. On the break the FX work is expertly crafted and creates a cool climax back into the track, definitely a tune that will feature heavily in techno sets.
“Panzerfaust” is a tune that makes you realise what techno nowadays is all about. Thumping kicks and a deep bassline are the perfect platform for the groove mapped out by the brilliant synth work. Lots of percussive elements with cymbals and hats coming through perfectly and FX that will blow your mind, one to watch for sure!
Brazilian DJ and producer Mathie DeLois makes his Green Martian debut with this solid prog groover “Warning EP”. Mathie is a very experienced DJ and has played at big parties all over Brazil, he began producing in 2004 and since then he has gained a lot of respect and also appeared on Fiber Online website having won a best producer award. With releases on many other labels and more projects in the works we are excited to see what this guy has to offer.
The original mix of “The Last Word” is a stunning slice of prog that could easily lean into a more subtle trance set. Strong and solid groove from the off with a very nice thick and chunky kick accompanied by crisp sharp hats. The warm basses sit perfectly with plucked synths and pulsating pads while on the break you get lost in the gritty textured melody, superb stuff.
The Version remix is a much more clubby affair with more of the same lushness on the strings and bass. Very well arranged percussions give off a cool rhythm and on the break the melody creates a beautiful and dreamy vibe. Definitely one for the trance boxes and sure to be on a lot of playlists.
Swiss based ambient, downtempo and chillout artists Vechigen return to Elemental with another stunning slice of blissed out vibes with “Sweet Dreams”.
The title track is a beautifully warm melodic piece, lush pads and a myriad of FX combine over a laidback drum arrangement resulting in a full on chill down experience. Definitely a track for a relaxing evening at sunset.
“No Comply” takes chillout to a whole new dimension, the vibe created is one of ecstasy as your mind is sucked into the sweet pads. Minimal use of drums keeps the ambient flow while some trippy plucks provide cool melodies, top stuff.
Rise And Fall debut on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning “Imagination” which comes packed with an awesome remix from Manu Riga.
The original mix is a true prog house affair with all the right ingredients for dancefloors to come alight. Very strong bassline dominates the arrangement with a fantastic thud on the kicks. Huge sweeping pads make an appearance which keeps the ears trained. Real deep prog vibe oozes from this and the relentless groove will have this appear on a lot of playlists.
The highly impressive Manu Riga takes control at the desk for his Prog Remix. Adriaan is a very busy man as he is completing many remixes and lots of his own studio work which is to be announced very soon. Here, he utilises his many skills to deliver an outstanding remix. Strong, solid vibe from the start as the basses build up and combine beautifully with the kicks and percussions. Ethnic flavours come through, while on the break the synths deliver an awesome arp with a beautiful whispered vocal. The track kicks back with style after the break and we settle into this amazing ride, top stuff.
Lucio is back once again with the superb three track “Templum EP”. This guy has been very busy as of late with remixes and productions becoming much more regular, and still each one is filled with the quality you’d expect, enjoy!
Kicking us off is the title track “Templum”. The intro on this will blow your mind, deep throbbing pads with some amazing rhythmic percussions will have you locked in solid, and before you know it the track lifts off into a solid deep techno outing. The subtle kick is a stark contrast to the totally amazing synth arp that truly takes over your senses, be prepared, this will blow your mind!
“Gold Tree” comes at you with a solid intro that builds to a cool deep bass and kick with the percs providing strong rhythms. The techno begins to pour from this track as the pads rise along with a very cool sweeping synth. Big sound here that will perform well during those late night expeditions.
“Merkabah” rounds up this awesome EP in style. Lucio again takes us into the depths of tech in the most simplest yet highly effective fashion. Understated kicks and hats are the perfect companion to the bassline with more well crafted vocal sample manipulation. As the track progresses we hear lots of different FX come through with an ebb and flow on the tempo which works so very well, top stuff yet again.
GmT aka Gamut debuts on Green Martian with a stunning three track EP entitled “Vices & Transgressions”. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.
First up we have “Sway Shades”, a real nice progressive house stomper that intros with a cool percussion and a monster kick. The bassline powers through with some deep synth vibes pulsating the rhythm. Gamut’s early drum experiences are very evident with an expertly arranged drum section. Funky grooves build up through some cool stabs, a fantastic guitar riff and brilliant vocal samples with an added crowd cheering effect that has a huge impact. Very retro feel on this that is gonna be huge on the club floors!
“Sex On Substance” goes a little deeper into the prog house vibe. The track intros with an array of quality FX and subtle pads before a stunning bassline and kick combi powers the rhythm on. Again we see Gamut expel his amazing drum arrangement skills filled with many different percussion instruments. This groove settles in nicely with the synth work standing out. Erotic vocal samples are accompanied by a fantastic saxophone riff and on the break the groove ramps up a notch. This is a seriously strong track that will be on a lot of playlists for sure.
“Hedonizer” takes us on a much brighter more energetic journey with a strong solid, melodic groove. Very well crafted patterns with the drums taking centre stage and shored up brilliantly with a hypnotic bassline. The break brings the melodies to the fore with fantastic sequences and feel good pads. Another powerful example of quality production.
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!