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MATHIE DELOIS – DIRECT FORCE EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Mathie Delois debuts on Green Martian with the superb “Direct Force EP”. Mathies started to produce his own music in 2004 and releases his very first EP back in 2006, which brought him the title of best producer of the month at the end of the year and an appearance on the front page on the website Fiber Online.

The original mix of “Recycled” is one of those tracks that comes around every so often where the sweet spot has been nailed right on the head. Pure progressive flow here with a perfect combination and fusion or sounds and frequencies alike. The track coolly fades in with a subtle kick and synth arp, the bass completely transforms the atmosphere and a warm lush vibe prevails, top, top tune!

The remix provides a fresh approach with much of the original sounds utilised very well in creating a much more uplift in the vibe. Sweet melodies get us started here and a superb synth riff adds weight before the track gets really flowing with the basses taking full control. Another all round straight up prog tune that keeps things on point and sure to be a big hit.

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1 May 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SOVVE & BLUFELD – LYING LOW (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Progressive house-trance stalwarts Sovve and Blufeld team up to deliver an outstanding piece of work in “Lying Low”. The track is backed up with an impressive host of quality remixes that does justice to the original concept in many ways. Both these guys are very busy indeed with numerous releases under their belts and a wealth of remixes to boot.

The original mix is a magical affair filled with super sweet melodies and brilliant throbbing bassline, the tune kicks off in true 4 to the floor style with the percs building up to a cool arrangement. Soon the bassline takes over and an amazing synth-voice becomes the focus with those melodies bringing the vibe together.

Orsenite, which is a side project for Blufeld, delivers the first remix in style. Stripping back the original and exposing a deeper shade to the track. The bassline is a lot more subtle and the melodies sweep in and out, again we here the synth-voice dominate, top notch remix.

A firm favourite at the moment is 06R with his remix, his distinctive promelodic style seeps out of this track and this is a perfect example of an ever increasing sub genre. Total transformation on the original with the voice being the centre piece, much more prominent melodies that continue to build up to something quite euphoric, big club favourite for sure.

Now a veteran in the Bonzai stable, Kevin Vega lends his talents on the remix, a more housey affair ensues with a wall of sound approach. Huge big synths collide to build that wall with a chest pounding bassline. Subtle melodies are evident but the big sound takes over on a stunning mix.

Rishi K drops by for a bit of prog goodness, nice and steady rhythm with the voice sweeping by, good chunky basses blend in with superb synth work while a melody plinks on by. The prog vibe continues to rise throughout and the break reveals a myriad of sounds that combine well, top drawer stuff from Rishi and a big sound for any floor.

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25 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

EYEPATCHED – VOLUME 3 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS) – VINYL RELEASE

The third installment of the Eyepatched series on vinyl is available now!

The sampler comes with four original tracks and remixes from Dimitri Liss, Nasrawi, Wonji, Daniele Kama, Project KF and Crocy.

 

 

Now in its third instalment, Eyepatch delves into the vaults to deliver another ram packed exclusive vinyl filled with top quality deep house grooves. Four top class tunes with tracks and remixes from some of the best artists Eyepatch has to offer. A must have for any vinyl junkie and your decks are gonna love it!

First up we journey into the sounds of “Backstage Queen” from Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, both these guys have appeared on this series before and we just had to get them back again. This track is a deep house groove that 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.

Daniele Kama’s remix of Wonji’s “Convince Me” is up next with a more tribal feel, lots of bongos doing the rounds and the vocal takes control when in effect. A deep bassline commands throughout and on the break some classic samples are evident, perfect fodder for vinyl and already a firm favourite on the circuit.

The awesome talents of Dimitry Liss gives us his Re-Rub of Project KF’s “Priority Of Night”, and taking things to a deeper level. Cool sharp hats accompanied with a tight kick set up a solid groove. The sounds are arranged brilliantly with a few added vocal samples thrown in, monster tune for any floor.

Crocy’s “Bouquet” carves out a cool groove with a laidback approach to deep tech house. Subtle intro with percussions building the rhythm and the bass shining through for an awesome ride. On the break funky keys make an appearance changing the landscape slightly and then straight back to a solid deep groove, top stuff.

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25 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MINDGAMERS – ONCE AGAIN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Talinn’s finest Zas & Sanze aka Mindgamers are back with more tripped out prog house vibes with their new track “Once Again” and it comes with a little help from friends Florian Meindl and Electric Bastards on remix duty.

The original is a proper Mindgamers track with crisp, sharp hats and rhythmic percussions over a tight kick. Brilliant piano chords take centre stage here and a truly deep throbbing bass will get any speaker (and ass) shaking. Well placed vocal sample repeats once again and on the break the piano ramps up a notch with super cool strings coming through, one hell of a build up gets us pounding back into the groove, top quality stuff!

First up for remix duties is Florian Meindl with his Shitakusa Remix. Berlin based producer, DJ and sound designer Florian is a hard working artist with many releases and remixes under his belt including on his own label Flash Recordings. With a passion for music he is busy with writing movie soundtracks and has completed his BA at the London College Of Music. Here he applies his skill in style, carving out a straight up prog house groover, nice chunky kicks are in contrast with subtle strings and some very nifty FX and synth work. On the break the bass is boss and the pianos provide for an awesome build up back into this superb flowing track.

Electric Bastards aka Jordan Drieghe and Curt Savage are a Belgium based duo who have lost their souls to music. They are devoted to House beats and like to experiment with genres as Deep, Tech and Progressive House. Here they provide us with a stunning remix which focuses around a brilliant deep bassline throughout. Lots of FX play a part here with tight percussion and drum arrangement creating a steady groove. Cool use of the vocal with brilliant filtering on the piano sample, quality stuff here and sure to be a firm favourite for a lot of jocks.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JR FROM DALLAS & LUROB – DEEP INTO EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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JR From Dallas (France) and Lurob aka Luis Roberto (San Francisco) join forces to deliver an absolute stomping house fuelled EP. While the guys make their Piston debut with this release they have already a very impressive list of tracks on labels like Tango Recordings and Robsoul Recordings to name just a couple. Both these guys have house music in their bones which enables them to produce such quality, they also DJ regularly playing at amazing house inspired venues all over.

The first track up is “Deep Into”, pure and simple straight up house vibes, cool steady grooves carved up with tight drum and percussion patterns with a very effective synth line throughout. The big focus here would be the use of an all time classic vocal sample which does not disappoint.

“Cigarettes & Frites” is a much more deeper and energetic affair with a solid harder edged kick with sharp and crisp hats accompanying, the percussions are expertly crafted and we also get a top notch bassline. Again we see great use of some spoken vocals that adds flavour to the track, great stuff.

“Acid Mathematics” takes us on a different path with super laidback downtempo breaks with an awesome kick and filled with many FX and some classy sounding deep house synths. Short vocal samples pop up throughout tying the track together nicely.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

THE FRENCH CONNECTION – ANGELS EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Popular Dutch producer and remixer The French Connection returns with another absolute stunner of an EP.

“Angels” kicks off with a cracking vocal which leads into a tech house groover filled with super synth shots and a strong percussion arrangement. The bassline provides an upbeat vibe and on the break a brilliant piano is accompanied by more top quality vocals. Something different and something that works so well, expect to see this one get a lot of plays.

“My Style” takes the darker road through tech with a sinister sounding deep bass and even more sinister sounding vocal samples. Smooth drums and percussion give a steady rhythm here and on the break we get more of that fantastic vocal and great FX work. Hypnotising grooves and one for the big floors all over.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ONOFRIO CONTE – RED LIGHTS EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Onofrio returns to Basiks after his well received debut with “Red Lights EP”. This two tracker is another fine example of this Naples native’s talent and Basiks is the perfect home for his style and sound.

The title track is a full on tech house ride bursting with energetic tribal elements presented through the wonderful array of tablas and bongos in the percussion section. Real deep bass accompanied by chunky kicks give way to a solid groove with some intense synths and an echoed vocal adding extra weight, top stuff.

“Badass” is… well a badass track indeed, very understated groove with a lot of punch. Tight drums and sharp hats provide a steady rhythm and the bass is a huge pounding monster. A slight twist takes place with a funky styled vocal popping up which is a great contrast with the tribal rhythms taking place, another expertly crafted effort with huge prospects on any floor.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SHMIX – THEY ALL FLY AWAY (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Shmix aka Denis Shubin is a DJ, music producer and promoter based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He is a very experienced DJ, as a producer Denis mostly works on house, tech-house and techno, but he also likes to experiment with downtempo and chillout. Here we see Denis make his Elemental debut with his chilled out downtempo hat on.

“They All Fly Away” intros with very raw, gritty almost industrial feel, this soon gives way to melancholic strings and later to a very hypnotic piano. Definitely a must have for those darkened late night chillout rooms, superb.

“This Is For You” takes a different approach with a much more light hearted feeling to it. Smooth intro with simple organ chords with a drum section slowly filtering through revealing a strong street groove, this is contrasted with beautifully worked strings and is something this upcoming artist does very well indeed.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DEEP WORX 5 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Fifth installment in the Deep Worx series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Joal, Piek, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Scrub, Jon Sine, Ariel R, Oraa, Ecco, Maertz, Luis Bravo, Jon Sweetname, Charles Ramirez, Marc Cotterell, Felipe L, Ittai Barkai, Marcelo Nassi, Ahautzab and Rob McCarthy.

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24 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MYLAN – DOUBT EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Mylan is back with some serious prog-tech house beats on “Doubt EP”, a super-charged three tracker filled with all the wonders of house.

First up is the title track “Doubt”, surreal, dark hypnotic beats and percussions carve out a cool rhythmic vibe with a tribal element. Some very nice synth and FX work really adds a new flavour to the sound, but the big focus remains on those percussive grooves. A dark and sinister vocal pops in from time to time and the overall darker theme is complete.

“Replace” is a superbly crafted experience in the frequencies of bass, heart throbbing basses pulsate throughout this track and give it a very distinct vibe. Also on offer here, apart from super cool vocal samples, is another brilliant percussion and drum arrangement with some very funky and cool housey chords keeping this groove ever flowing.

“Again” continues the overall theme of the EP with a darker edge and tech in mind, more low end basses that will have any sub speaker shaking and a real dense thud on the kick will get any floor moving to the beat. Top quality FX work blends in perfectly with sweeping pads and that tense vocal sample, top notch stuff!

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17 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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