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Prolific producer, remixer and founder of AK Tek Records Konstantin Fedoseev aka Project KF serves up a treat with the remix of an ultimate classic of electronic music. Blue Monday still holds the record as being the biggest selling dance 12″ of all time and Konstantin pays tribute to that in style.
The track starts off with a pure thumping kick drum and a sublime pad with pianos making their way into the sound. A deep throbbing bass takes over for the duration and some cool keys take effect.
Classic piano riff on the break provides the real clue to the original. Such an amazing remix for the 21st century and this one will for sure satisfy trainspotters and hardened clubbers alike.
The distinct sound of Crocy returns yet again with “Muzz”. Slovenian born Crocy is a regular artist and remixer on Bonzai’ circuit and he never fails to deliver in the quality department.
The original mix is progressive house at its best, energetic vibe on this with the cool drums and percs arrangement, deep chunky bass and short stabby synths get the heads nodding. On the break we are treated to some awesome pads creating a kaleidoscope of melody and then kicking back with a solid groove.
Manu Riga have been very very busy indeed on remix duties. Again the dynamic duo add their trademark deeper vibe to the proceedings, it’s such a gift they possess as each time they touch a project great things always come out. They have used the original hook to great effect here and the deep bassline is a perfect fit. Great work on the synth shots and the break is pure brilliance.
Not long after their debut on Bonzai Progressive, Greek duo Manos & Arthur M return with a stunning remix, very fresh rhythm using the original elements well and maintaining the progressive house groove. The remix has a real clubby feel with the synths having more prominence, well crafted production which will see a lot of attention.
Chilean born Alexis Salazar debuts on Bonzai Elemental with his album “Margarita”. Alexis found his musical tastes listening to neighbouring parties while growing up, in the early nineties he was starting to experiment with sounds and soon after he started to DJ. Initially he was into Hip Hop but he quickly found Techno, House and Trance and he was booked for lots of gigs all over the country. He has many varied tastes and today we are treated to a sublime journey through chillout with wonderful soundscapes.
The album kicks off with “Juanito”, a myriad of textures layered into an evolving sound with a continuous sweeping pad and lots of FX going off in the background.
” Admirable” releases a world of melody manifested through a sweet piano and string arrangement, cool downtempo beats add a real upbeat type vibe which is a joy to listen to.
Next up is “Bicho”, quite simply a pure synthesis of melodic strings and FX, this really helps the mind wander and forget your earthly woes, very beautiful track!
“Cian” brings back the beats in a laidback groove, again the synths are the forefront with the emphasis on pads, a sweet piano plonks away and a beautiful pan pipe sound adds an awesome melody.
The fifth track on this album is “Jonatan”, it starts off with deep pads and a shot arp with gritty noise for added effect, the pads dominate throughout with FX hits here and there, remnant of a softer sided Tangerine Dream production, awesome strong sound.
“Dan” has a well crafted tight drum pattern with wafting synths, melodic piano brings a very relaxed mood and your mind really drifts when the violin begins, so soothing.
“Au” has a very oriental theme in the way the sound is teased from the instruments, nice relaxing vibe with lots of melodic sequences, again the FX are used quite well and add a quite surreal touch.
Next up is “El Gato”, slightly tougher than its predecessors with a heavier feeling in the drums, yet retains an ever so sweet melody filled with beautiful sounds, brilliant arrangement .
“Bony” is bordering on classical with is cacophony of strings, many different shades of sound come together and create a wonderful soundscape of stringed instruments from violins to harps, amazing.
Finally on this inspiring debut album is “Luna”, as the name suggests you could quite easily picture yourself either on the Moon or flying past in orbit, spacey type vibe in the way the drums are arranged and the electric feel on the deep piano, many more instruments combine to produce awesome melodies.
A fine addition to Bonzai Elemental, pure quality in the production and destined to be a popular choice.
LCD Recordings is proud to present you its personal Selections of the Finest in Progressive (and psychedelic) Trance and House, featuring legendary artists alongside with very promising talents emerging recently. A good mix of Past and Present. One thing matters here: Quality. This Time we’re digging deeper into quality material from the past and offer you great stuff from legendary Artists such as Derek Howell, Gwill Morris, Infusion, and Sleepfreaks. A must have!
Fourth installment in the Deep Worx series comes with original tracks and remixes by Charles Ramirez, Ecco, Lucio Grandi , Accatone, Dimitry Liss, Diego Alvez, Solunamanalia, Victor Maximiliano, David Kassi, Evren Ulusoy, Nick Devon, Murat Uncuoglu, Pablo Gael, Costas Papa, Qmusse, Maertz, Brett Lawrence, Mastercris, Wonji, Baltj_More, GarcyNoise, Piek, Gary DF, Jimmy Galle, Project KF and Anton Lanski.
Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave aka many many other guises was born in Brussels in 1977, he is a naturally gifted artist and this manifested in him at the age of just 7.
Influenced by the 80’s and 90’s sounds and by greats such as Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Orbital, Oliver Lieb and BT, he honed his skills in music knowledge and technology.
Laurent would then see demos picked up by the infamous Bonzai imprint in 1996 and the stunning Airwave – I want To Believe was released. In 1998 this was picked up by many top DJ’s including Sasha and Oakenfold and later on by an up and coming DJ, Tiesto.
Airwaves sound was and still is prominent in the UK and Dutch trance scene and this has helped a host of today’s top DJ’s be where they are now. His infectious music spread further in 1999 to Germany, Italy and the world and now Airwave is a very popular name on the EDM scene with a huge, loyal fanbase.
Versatility and great skill in the studio led to many collaborations including with his friend Jurgen Leyers with Fire & Ice and E.N.E.R.G.Y., Georges Petkidis on Planisphere and Marnik Braeckevelt with Antidote. The list continues with many other greats including Yves Deruyter, M.I.K.E., Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Tale, Marcus Schulz and John 00 Fleming, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Breaking boundaries and turning his hand to many genres of music Laurent has as many as 500+ productions and remixes under his belt. Laurent then started to develop his DJing and live performances and has played in some big venues, Slinky, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, The Gallery, 1015, Dopler in Bratislava, and many others back in the day.
In 2000 he embarked on a new wave of performance with gigs all over the world in England, Scotland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, with totally improvised keyboards while DJing and the Triloset was born and continues to this day.
Fast approaching 20 years in the business, Laurent can never be pigeon-holed to one genre as his impressive list of albums will attest. His first album Believe in 2002 performed very well and this was to do well again in the 2004 album I Want To Believe. Trilogique soon followed and it is now that Laurent’s passion starts to come through in a big way. Released first in 2006 this album contains three parts, bringing the audience three different tastes of electronic music into one single package, Trilogique would go on to be a huge success reaffirming Laurent’s position in EDM. Many more albums followed and each have made their mark on the world.
Time saw him finally running Bonzai Records with his long time partners and friends, and also expanding his knowledge of acoustics in order to develop his career as a producer and as a sound designer among others.
Laurent runs a monthly radio show called Progrez where he showcases a wide range of music, this is followed religiously by his army of fans the world over. Music that is full of emotion, special and unique with expressed feelings, many have claimed it has changed their lives for the better. When there are discussions on greats of EDM the name Airwave/Laurent always crops up.
He has a deep respect among his peers for his beliefs on the industry and he speaks honestly about how he feels and where he sees his musical vision take him.
One of the most gifted artists of our time and with a passion still very strong. Laurent’s works under many of his guises of which Airwave is his most known one.
Today we present his brand new 5th artist album Bright Lines which is the second chapter of a double album release later to be bundled as one release.
Based in the UAE, Russian born artist Dimitry Liss graces the shores of Piston Recordings with his new cut “Downside Swindle EP” which is backed up with super remixes. Having signed a new exclusive deal with Bonzai, it’s clear that this guy has a lot offer and this EP is testament to that.
Kicking off with the original mix of “Into The Night”, a deep funky slice of pure house, excellent bassline with a very laidback groove and a very effective continuous organ synth hypnotises the mind, add into this a really cool vocal and you’ve got a track that will hold up in any club.
First up on remix duty is Portuguese deep house star Accatone aka Jose Reis with his remix of “Into The Night”. Jose is heavily involved with Piston along with the founder and close friend Rogerio Martins. The remix kicks off quite minimal but soon builds to an awesome house vibe with the great vocal from the original taking centre stage, deep basses and crisp sharp hats create a sweet groove which will make sure this has a lot of plays.
Pistons head honcho Rogerio Martins returns to the mixing desk after a brief hiatus to deliver the same quality production that keep his label at the forefront of the house scene. His remix of “Into The Night” really is an amazing insight into the deeper side of house. Soulful vibes kick off this remix and the vocal sweeps in and out with some very nifty FX work. Cool organ sound fills the arrangement with a grungy type bass coming in midway, really well crafted remix of the highest standard and sure to hitting the floors big time.
“Killa Dime” Cold Cut Mix is a sublime piece of deep house that really gets the toes tapping, surreal synths dominate with a very cool vocal over a laidback groove. Very impressive production from Dimitry and definitely taking deep house in a different direction.
Finally we have the delectable and funky “Midnight On Wax”, deep funky vibes take control, this tune builds up to a frenzy of awesome house organs and stabs, different vocal one shots from both male and female add a cool texture, late night parties will be queuing this up for a while.
Greek DJing and production duo Manos and Arthur M debut on Bonzai Progressive with a super deep progressive house cut with a couple of brilliant remixes. Manos and Arthur have been busy on the production front with a slew of remixes and releases on a number of labels.
The original mix is a deep prog monster, awesome grooving kicks with low end basses and some well crafted synths, some nice retro sounds give a cool quality, a raspy vocal fades in and out to add a bit of mystery to the sound.
Slovenian prog master Crocy returns to remix duties and delivers yet more retro inspired progressive goodness, fresh from recent remixes for Aiemo and AbiQ & Raw E, Crocy turns up the heat once again. Real deep prog groove on this remix with those retro synths filtering through the sound, the vocal is used to very good effect, tight percussion ties this track together beautifully.
Kazakhstan born Konstantin Alt aka LoQuai lends his skills yet again on the remix, bringing quality and experience honed from a long career in EDM. LoQuai is a regular feature at Bonzai and enjoyed some successful releases with the latest being his prog house joint “We Love The Night”. Here we see his talents, maintaining the deep vibe of the original with beefed up bass and crisper percussions, melodies are added and the vocal gives the track a unique flavour.
Next up is Danish talent George Yammine on the remix. George caught the music bug at just 12 years of age and has been hooked ever since. He is well schooled in DJing and sound design and remixes regularly for many labels and artists. Cool steady prog beats are the order for this remix with the original elements being used well, particularly the vocal. Very nice synth work and a throbbing bass backed up with a simple yet solid grooving drum and percussion arrangement, top stuff!
More attacks from Mars with Volume 4 of the popular series on established progressive label Green Martian.
Single Man – The Trap
Debut release on Green Martian for Ioannis Psaradakis aka Single Man aka Jo Psarados. Based in Chania, Greece, Ioannis is a well established artist on the progressive and techno scenes under his various guises, with tracks on labels like Baroque, Music Maestro and more, today we are looking at Single Man and his release “The Trap”. Setting off in a subtle kick and synth sequence until the killer bass arrives and blows you away, sweet pads linger in the background menacingly with little melodies coming in and out, an epic performance well placed on the Green Martian label.
Neel V – Lost Stories of India
First up is Leicester based DJ and producer Neel V with his deep progressive cut “Lost Stories Of India”. Self taught DJ Neel V first got into the UK’s Jungle/Drum n Bass scene, this soon evolved into trance and progressive and he followed DJ’s like Paul Van Dyk and artists like Robert Miles. The urge to produce soon took over and he launched his own label Miramarbeats, focusing on trance and progressive it wasn’t long before he was searching for new talents. Neel V’s style involves lots of cultural, ethnic and mainly Indian influences. “Lost Stories Of India” is a sublime journey through prog, nice chunky bass and tight kicks, plenty of Indian percussions are evident and an ethnic vibe sticks out, epic stuff!
Sergey Polaris – Temple Of The Soul (2012 Rework)
Russian based Sergey Polaris gets all techy up in here with his “Temple Of The Soul” track. With releases on DP-6 Records we are treated to some well crafted tech vibes with heavy progressive undertones. “Temple Of The Soul” kicks off in a true tech style with cool 808/909 type kicks and hats, the tune soon builds up with an awesome chest pounding bassline with a lots of FX, bells and pads. Asian type vocal sneaks into the tune and a truly amazing progressive tech tune is complete.
Starfi – Beyond 3
Jason Mitchell aka Starfi is a UK based producer of sweeping electronica, drum n bass, progressive and trance music. With many releases covering his vast knowledge of musical forms Starfi is one of those producers where you know you will always have quality in the production. “Beyond 3″ is a relentless journey through trance and it’s many soundscapes, acidic tones, thumping kicks and throbbing basses. The tune intros with swelling pads and lots of FX with an acid line, then the kicks start to hammer and the bass throbs, on the break the pads come forth and a solid groove kicks back in creating a big trance sound that would be at home on any floor.
Italian born technoist Carlo Micali aka Kenny Dahl brings his brand of techno to the Bonzai Basiks stable.
Having become hooked on house music from the age of 11 in 1991, he knew he wanted to be a DJ and play in all the Italian clubs. By 1999 he had discovered the sound of Techno and was soon performing in the top spots all over Italy. Not long after this he got into music production on his PC, Carlo has great passion for music and sound and he is now working as a sound engineer.
Here we have a minimal slice of techno goodnesss backed up with a quality remix.
“Telecommander” is an all out stripped down minimal journey through an almost tribal techno sound, plenty of ethnic percussions and an elasticated constant synth sound that starts to filter as the track goes on, an all round tight production that will create a buzz on any floor.
On the remix we have the Ultimate Breakers with their beefed up tech house joint. Real cool percussion at different pitches over a thumping kick drum and a proper deep bassline, still retains the almost minimal feel of the original but really does turn up the drive.
Next up on Creamminal is Belgian producer and DJ, Ugur Yurt. Ugur has been passionate about music an early age having started to play tapes to his friends at age 11. This passion continues to this day with releases on many techno and house labels including Labyrinth Music, Toxicated Beats and more. Ugur also takes to the decks at loads of parties across Europe and has also graced the booth at Tomorrowland! Today we have his newest release “What Is House”, pure techno driven beats at their best.
First up is the title track “What Is House”, very minimal, solid techno groove, tight percussions and a constant throbbing bass, heavily effected vox samples dominate the break and beyond giving this a more sinister feeling, definitely a tune for the late night darker rooms where the full extent of a tune like this can be experienced.
“Peacock” definitely ruffles it’s feathers and stands proud, upbeat techno vibe on this and quicker tempo gives this feeling. Heavy thick bass and a hypnotic percussion leads up to a wide expanding synth line, short stop for the break and then straight back into this awesome groove!
Next up is “Talking Truss”, slightly more house feel on this with a hint of techno, cool retro vibe is also evident in the hook. Real toe tapping stuff with the drums and bass working well together to provide a steady rhythm, real pro sound on this and we can see this one getting the crowds moving!
“Feromon” is the final track on this amazing EP, the tide turns yet again with a tech-house-prog hybrid. This track has everything, chugging basses, tight thick drums, crisp sharp hats and a groove that is for sure gonna make you move, very impressive stuff from Ugur on this track.
7even is one of the most important DJ’s and producers of the new Spanish tech house scene.
His trademark is groove and funk which can be heard in all of his productions.
As a music coordinator at Loca FM Radio Station in Andalusia, he’s more integrated in the Spanish dance scene.
7even drops a strong massive tribal tech house track with hypnotizing vocals which goes perfectly along with the bass line. The remix support is from Istanbul’s finest, Goksel Vancin.