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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Nancy Burrello & Digital Angel return to Bonzai Progressive with a stunning work of prog house backed up with a few brilliant remixes. This impressive duo have seen a few releases on Bonzai’s labels and have featured in many compilation series also. After their “Blue Heart” release at the start of this year they have been very busy working with Velvet Girl, Planisphere and others on remixes and production for various tracks. Today we have “Time X”, awesome prog house meets tech that will get the body moving.
The original mix takes control from the off, solid chunky beats and bass with cool underlying melodies and acid riff, the main focus turns to a brilliant guitar riff throughout and a gritty vocal pops up from time to time, really awesome stuff.
Fresh from his last single “Scalpel” The Revolving Junkie steps up to remix duties next and he delivers a stunning rework on the original. Focusing on a chunky hypnotic bassline that fills the waves, high pitch strings add sweetness to an almost dark vibe, great use on the guitar riff and vocal, an all round solid groove.
CJ Art beefs things up with a full on progressive monster, utilising the original elements very well. Pure floor driven vibe with great FX, an infectious hook gets inside your head and stays there for the duration, simply wonderful remix!
Matteo Monero completes an awesome set of remixes, keeping the vibe alive with pure solid prog grooves, brilliant bassline and the vocals fit nicely into this, on the break the melodies do their stuff and the groove kicks back in style.
“Plasma Flow” is a laidback affair with a cool downtempo groove, big heavy kick alongside sweet melodic sounds, beautiful track.
Alexey Light real name Alexey Maximchuk hails from Ukraine and debuts on Bonzai Elemental with a sublime downtempo chilled out vibe. In 2009 Alexey began his foray into the electronic music world concentrating on genres like Ambient, Chillout, Instrumental, Lo-Fi and Deep Dubstep. Alexey likes to experiment with music and this enables him to achieve his goal of deep, atmospheric sounds. He has also appeared on many compilations and seen releases from labels like Mystic Motion, ETM, Playinbeat, Eternal Music and Global Boutique.
“Piece Of The Light” describes Alexey’s sound very well, you can hear a lot of elements from Lo-Fi and Dubstep in there, melancholic melodies and a laidback groove will make this perfect for those chilout sessions!
“The Stars Around Us” goes in the opposite direction, super sweet lush strings and pads create a wonderful atmosphere, a beautiful female vocal and radio chatter adds texture to this massive soundscape, amazing stuff.
Once again Orange brings us an outstanding EP from a Portuguese duo. Their name? Swing City. Please note it. These chaps will shake and fire the dancefloor in the next months, and we AU Records want to keep them with us. So, about the best. Their music….
Classroom is a Old Schoolish style house track with strong drums aside with a organ pad. But dont think this is another sunset track, this baby will shake a dancefloor properly.
Being more specific this track is tricky considering all the floating elements moving around. Although it starts smoothly and lovely and finish with an epic drum groove followed by pad that makes the theme.
Laze…. the track that gives the name to the EP. Its a really smooth track for playing in a bar or event in a sunset. The vocals are sweet and well treated as expected, and the Chords are pure orange juice for us. Tasty and with body.
If you love deep house, you wont miss this.
German born Gerardo Cinquegrana aka Tali Freaks now resides in Italy where he produces most of his music. Gerardo studied piano for 4 years and rose to prominence on the club scene in Capri. He has enjoyed a number of releases on various labels under various guises, some of his guises include, Aspecto, Capri Delight, Gerardo, Highland Skies, J Hard and Tirrenia Vibe. Gerardo has a few releases on the Bonzai Urban imprint from a few years back, now he returns to Bonzai with his artist album “Glasgow Atmosphere”.
“Love Life & Certainty” kicks off this album in style, cool vocal over a dance orientated vibe, breakbeats, awesome bassline and some very cool funky guitars with a bit of grungy distortion, nice light hearted opener to get the grooves flowing.
Getting down to the floor now with “S & J Down 2012″, straight to the point no messing around progressive house, eighties snares, catchy bassline and even more catchy riffs on the synths. Amazing melody created with the pads here adding an extra layer, very impressive stuff.
“House Afternoon” is just that, proper driven house vibe, bouncy and bright, super cool synths will have you thinking back in time. Awesome production and arrangement will have this tune burning up the floors everywhere in no time!
“In Trip To The Caiman” takes things off the boil for a sublime journey into a laidback groove with a very tense atmosphere. Well crafted drum work and ultra cool bass and guitars, just brilliant!
Next up is “Pick Me Up (What U Got 4 Me) (Old Chicago Mix)”, house music as it was, more of a garage vibe with the amazingly suave male soulful vocal, big steps back in time done with all the gusto of a 21st century artist and doing it well, quirky FX and an upbeat rhythm make this a modern classic.
“Lost & Awake” is a clever myriad of FX and synths that race along with the sound morphing at every turn, very electro feel with a slight hint of tribal due to the awesome percussion, then comes in a chunky bassline and sublime swelling pads, breaking down to brilliant guitar melody this tune really attacks all our senses and is a masterclass of producing skills.
Slightly darker edge on “Runpowa”, lots of filtered events at the start lead in to a solid groove with thick bassline, progressive house begins to shine through on this as it winds its way toward the break where a vocal gets the FX treatment, the track kicks back in with an amazing riff that will blow your mind.
“U Were Forever” is an electronic number filled with all that is good within EDM, loads of different instruments combine along with a female vocal belted out with passion over a very laidback drum pattern and gritty bassline, super stuff.
Lastly on this album is “A Cool Nite Mix”, simple kicks and percs start this track off on its journey to becoming a quite brilliant house joint with the slightest trace of progressive vibes. Real deep bassline that has you hooked from note to note, crisp hats and some very nice pads and synths make this a fitting end to a stunning album.
Berlin native Andree Wischnewski debuts on Bonzai Basiks with his minimal tech “Dreamers Choice EP”.
Andree is a prominent club DJ having graced many decks for the last 10 years. In 2011 he teamed up with Eric Kanzler (who is responsible for Fog Horn on Bonzai Basiks) and this partnership was a breakthrough for Andree. He has enjoyed releases on K:Lender, ONA Records, Mimique Records and Doppelgaenger. We are delighted to see Andree’s unique style of minimal tech enter into the Bonzai family.
The first track on this EP is “Dreamers Choice”, very dark sound with a heavy kick and some FX building up to a break with a cool melody and rising effect. The melody works quite well with the darker tech vibe and provides a solid groove.
“Incredible” continues the minimal vibe, loads of FX over a chunky kick lead up to the break with quirky melancholic melodies, very impressive stuff and the melodies are well crafted to suit the style.
Finally we have “Wish Sometimes”, deep tech groove on this, again Andree keeps things minimal and the production of the melody is superb, swirling pads invade your mind in a kind of spacey effect which works so well with the arrangement.
A super debut on Bonzai Basiks and definitely one to watch for the future!
Turkish DJ, Producer, techno master and head of SRU, Oz returns with “Hip Hop EP”.
Oz delivers once again with the title track “Hip Hop”, pure techno driven groove filled with the unique energetic style we are now accustomed to in the works of Oz. Cool bouncing rhythm, perfect percs, sweeping FX and a cool little vocal shot throughout, also has a slight retro feel which is always a treat.
“Jazzism” is a more darker minimal track with a heavy kick and bass, prominent percussions and a few jazzy organ stabs for good measure are matched up with cool vocal snaps, another fine example of modern techno.
Finally we have “Electrow”, typical Oz sound with the retro synth and highly infectious groove, energy levels rise as this track progresses. The arrangement of the FX on this really is stunning, everything ties up so beautifully and works so well together, big club sound on this and will see a lot of play time.
Fresh from his last release on Bonzai Progressive “Droop Live” with producing partner Manzano, Pablo Santana ventures solo on Howz Choons with “The Rose”. An eclectic deep tech house joint that is sure to please a lot of heads.
The title track kicks us off with a cool steady 4/4 groove building up to a wild ride on the ethnic highway. Awesome Sitar type melodic rhythms dominate, a spine tingling vocal provides an epic feel. The break on this is a huge sound with brilliantly crafted melodies, big tune here.
“Cool” takes a retro turn with a recognisable synth pattern over some great drums and percussions, thick grungy distorted piano comes into the mix on the break and kicks back in with a solid grooving house vibe. Very impressive outing for Santana and one which will be right at home in the clubs!
Bonzai veteran Blufeld makes a very welcome return to our shores with a stunning progressive house/trance release “Thoughtscape”, backed up with a couple of very impressive remixes this will turn a few heads on the floors for sure.
Blufeld’s last outing on Green Martian was the well received “All My Life EP”, since then he has been a busy producer indeed. With a host of other releases on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Trance Progressive, B-Classics, Progrez, Camouflage, Fourty-5, Android and more the status of veteran is well deserved. The following is a quote from Blufeld’s official bio and sums up this very talented producer well: “electronic music is the pulse of life. Evocative of all genres, yet guided by a set of dynamics and instrumentation very much of its own unique identity, it breathes a type of emotion to a degree that can only be reached via the imaginative use of synthesizer and drum.” Wise words!
The original mix is a super sweet ride on the edges of progressive house and trance, upbeat, fresh and feel good vibe radiates through the speakers and directly into your thoughts. Quite chunky bass adds texture and those melodies release the good chemicals in the brain giving that perfect euphoric feeling.
On the remix we have the awesome duo of Manu Riga with their Tripscape Mix, the guys take things to the darker side of progressive house creating a trippy experience, amazing bassline with a melodic sequence that is top notch, beautiful vocal used on the break and then it’s back to a kick-ass groove, brilliant stuff.
Blufeld provides us with a Chilldown mix, all the melodies of the original are packed in her in all their glory with huge sweeping effects making the hairs stand up with goose pimples in support, quite amazing piece of music here!