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Jack Jakhira is back with another round of progressive goodness with his three tracker, “Heartstrings EP”. Born in the UK and now residing in Belgium Jack is fresh off the back of his last BP outing “Truly EP”.
The title track “Heartstrings” kicks us off into an epic ride through progressive grooves. The track intros with a strong kick and a mixture of crispy hats, as the track progresses cool funky house chords begin to show with a super smooth bass bringing up the rear. On the break things take a twist as the sound transforms into a maelstrom of melodies which adds a very rich contrast to how the track began. Quite innovative stuff here and a must for any DJ box.
“What Could Have Been” is up next and be prepared for another epic journey. Smooth kick-hat intro, classic style. A funky bassline coupled with stunning synth work lead us up to the break where a rich pad takes over, filled with warm sweet melodies and a distant sounding saxophone. The talents from this artist continue to impress, this track is so complex yet it is something that you will relate to very quickly, superb stuff.
“Other People” rounds up this quality EP in style. A deep and soulful vibe is garnered from the groovy bassline and the multitude of instruments on offer. The arrangement here is expertly crafted as patterns are evolved, again we see very complex structures which are easily identifiable due to the wonderful craftsmanship. A must have on any playlist for sure.
Fresh from his debut on Progrez with the track “Stalker”, Yuriy from Russia now gets to make his mark on BP with a little help from the vocal talents of Ange. “Do You Feel” comes with a vocal and dub mix. Yuriy has appeared on many labels and boasts a very impressive back catalogue with releases on Mystique Music and more. Ange is a popular DJ, producer and vocalist from Russia, she has worked with a whole host of top class artists with her distinct vocal style and her talents have been showcased on many labels worldwide.
The Vocal Mix intros with wide sweeping pads and minimum percussion, a super thumpy kick comes through with a rolling bassline soon following and the groove is born. Nice tight arrangement and the track begins to hypnotize the mind as the sounds ebb and flow. The simple vocal comes forth on the break and straight away Ange’s delectably sultry style captivates. Perfectly pitched and perfectly matched these guys do work very well together and we hope there is more to come.
The Dub Mix is for those of you who want to use the track without the vocal.
Bjoern Small is back! Bjoern debuted on our label Musashi way back in2004 with “The Theory” and since then he was consistently churning out quality work. After multiple releases he showed his album “A Sense Of Occasion” in 2008 which was very well received indeed. After that he saw releases on Green Martian and he also remixed one of Bonzai Basiks first cuts on Funky Harry & Kris Voog’s track “Never Never Land”. This track “Mangue” is a welcome sight from such a talented artist.
The Original Mix is a true deep tech bomb with a huge double bass plucking out the notes with a jazzy twist. Tight kicks and top notch percussions set up the rhythm perfectly and create a solid groove. On the break lots of instruments combine with the slightest hint of melody coming through the maelstrom of sound. Expert craftsmanship here with the finer details becoming more apparent as the track progresses.
The “Stay At Home And Chill Dub Mix” is a much more rounded track with warmer sounds adding a certain richness to the groove. Cool clubby vibe here and a track that would be the perfect addition to any deep set. Keep an ear out for more from this guy in the near future.
Zagreb based Alen Simple debuts on EP with “Lovely Paranoia” and this is backed up with two quality remixes. Alen became interested in music from a young age, by 1999 he was creating his own mixes which led him to secure a spot at the infamous DMC Club. He went on to host his own events at many clubs around Croatia and since he started producing he has seen releases on labels like Hand Job Records and Kulture Room Records.
The Original Mix is full of all the deep tech flavours you’d expect to see from Eyepatch these days. Big chunky kicks are matched beautifully with a rhythmic percussion section. The bass is a huge throbbing affair that will give any speaker the shakes as it pulsates its groovy rhythms. On the break we are treated to a classic vocal sample that always captivates every time you hear it. Great debut here and a taste of what this guy has to offer.
Croatian DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar is on the mix with his No Kidding With Matrix Remix. Cool, deep flowing vibes are what this track exudes from start to finish, the drum arrangement is top notch with percussion belting out awesome rhythms. The deep bass meanders along shoring up the groove brilliantly. That very recognisable vocal sample makes a showing here to great effect, top stuff.
French producer Ollie Viero is a self taught musician having started to play drums at just eight years old. He played in various bands for around twelve years before embarking on his engineering studies. 2004 saw him become attached to EDM and soon he landed deals with a few labels like Fur Trade and Xela Digital. Here he compliments the original with a truly sublime remix. Tight arrangements and hypnotic rhythms with the bass taking a lot of focus. Superb percussions shine through and is a testament to Ollie’s early career as a drummer. On the break very subtle melodies come through as a lush pad sweeps across the spectrum before getting right back to a solid grooving track.
Croatian born DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar debuts on Green Martian with a stunning three tracker, “Timeloop”. Sasa began clubbing at 16 and soon after he had the music bug and he started to buy his first records. He landed residencies in various clubs around Croatia and played at outdoor festivals including Exhibition. 2011 saw Sasa produce his own sounds and has released a few tracks on Hand Job Recordings, and with much more to come this guy is one to watch.
“Timeloop” intros with a cool chunky clipped kick and is soon followed by some classic hats setting off a fantastic flowing rhythm. The big focus on this track is the simply wonderful retro sounding synth bass, so basic yet extremely effective as it transports your mind back to the great old days. A rising pad adds contrast to the sound while a cool melodic arp provides a very progressive backdrop, top stuff.
“Drifting” takes a deeper progressive house direction with a superb rolling bassline from the off. Tight kicks and sharp hats build the flow with soft synth stabs taking us to the break where a myriad of sounds come together beautifully. A gritty, edgy feel comes out of this groove and makes this a must for any jock.
“Deep Inside” continues with the deeper house vibe, again we see Sasa’s skills in the arrangement with super charged kicks and crystal clear sharp hats. The bassline is a huge feature on this track, it winds its way through the sound mesmerizing as it goes. On the break those synth chords really get the track moving and we settle into a strong progressive ride, top notch!
Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax are two Spanish producers who decided to make music together since 2011. Their music involves organic sounds and a lot of analog reminiscences from TR-909 and 808, sometimes recalling Chicago House. More than simple revival exercises, they make a deep and restrained sound, a soft but constant rhythmic pulse that will delight all the House music lovers out there!
Roots EP is their debut release on Monog Records and we are very proud of it!
Two original tracks compose the package: “Roots” and “Bambolea”.
“Roots” have a great balance between a really powerful bassline and a very soft “jazzy” Sax! On the other side “Bambolea” has the word “groove” written all over it!
No more words needed just listen and see for yourself!
Gai Barone makes his debut mix for Bonzai Basik Beats this week!
Tracklisting – Episode 151 – mixed by Gai Barone:
1º Michael A – Seamless
2º Traumer – Escape
3º Kassey Voorn – A Stride In The Dark (Petar Dundov Remix)
4º Douglas_Greed And Kuss – Spin (Dapayk Remix)
5º Chris_Gavin – Nice View (Omd 16B Remx)
6º G. Pal – El Greco Remake – The Cactus
7º Anthony Yarranton – Defy Everything (Scotty.A Remix)
8º Tee-Ex – One Million Light Years Away
9º Danilo Ercole – Player One – Gai Barone Remix
10º Stanisha & Franzis D – Viva La Underground
Kabalo debuts on BP with “Waiting For You”, the track comes backed up with two quality remixes.
The Original Mix is a step into the deeper end of progressive with a brain churning bassline that cuts right into your mind as it pulsates a hypnotic rhythm. Tight drum patterns and percussions provide a flowing rhythm over a slow, drawn out vocal. Sweeping synth pads bring up the rear while a hint of a melody teases from the distance. Huge sound on this with the bass being the main focus.
Australian DJ and producer Audio Noir is first up on the remix with his Rekonstruction. Audio Noir is fresh off the back of his latest effort “Transfagarasan Highway” and he has lots more remixes and his projects lined up which will prove to be an exciting future. The remix takes the original and injects a huge amount of energy, a tough throbbing bass takes over while the synths give only the slightest melody, this contrast keeps the track firmly within the progressive sphere. On the break things take a turn with a soft choir like vocal coming through over that edgy bass and sweet arp before getting right back to a full on prog monster, superb stuff.
Rise And Fall are next on the remix roster, their last outing “Imagination” was well supported all over. The remix intros with classic kick and sub bass combo, the track builds on percussions and a brilliant main bassline. The original vocal is used very well and fits perfectly. In full effect this track rocks, the bassline just rolls along and the synths are at just the right level to keep you wanting more. A tough edged progressive stomper that will pick up a lot of attention.
Turkish DJ and producer Oushanmete returns after his debut on Progrez “Sun” with this track “Dep”.
Cool upbeat vibes with a solid kick and percussion combination providing a flowing rhythm. Deep and funky synth stabs add a lot of character to the groove and the vocal will have the bootys shaking in no time. Top class track fit for any party!
UK based production duo, Philthy Chit aka Philippe Sartre & Chitra Kumar deliver a simply stunning cut with their track “You and Me”. The track comes with two top class remixes and is a perfect match for the Green Martian imprint.
The original mix is filled with emotion and innovation which is exactly what these guys love to instil into their sound. Very subtle intro with a nice mixture of percussions that builds to a cool solid kick. You get a sense of deep house until a rising pad leads us into a warm, cosy piano melody which brings the track firmly into a progressive groove. The bassline wraps this track up perfectly, ever so subtle yet highly effective due to the melodic flavour, the accompanying vocal adds a dreamy element while on the break more sweet sounds fill the waves before settling back into a fine musical moment.
The impressive Blufeld is first up to the remix plate. Blufeld is a regular contributor to the Bonzai sound with his own unique progressive ventures and this remix is right up there with some of his finest work. This remix has a much more rigid edge as the melodies have been beefed up and the bassline has extra weight added. A superb kick and percussion arrangement provides a flowing rhythm which steers the groove towards a trance vibe. The break is something to behold, that bassline coupled with quality synth work and a subtle melody will have the power to captivate any audience, stunning!
The exceptionally talented Manu Riga is up next with his Morning After Remix. Manu is another artist who is contributing heavily to the Bonzai sound. He recently released his latest single “Reborn” along with Nico Parisi and already it’s performing very well at download portals. Manu’s remix fits perfectly with this release as he too allows emotion and innovation into his vibe. The surreal intro leads up to quality kicks with minimal percussions, superbly crafted distant pads sweep by before a cool plucky melodic sequence comes through. The break throws up a twist with a wonderful piano backed up with distorted sounds and some absolutely amazing FX work on a vocal sample, brilliant!