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ALEXANDER DANCALESS – COFFEE MORNING (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Russian producer Alexander Dancaless returns to Bonzai Elemental after his All The Time EP with this stunning Chill album, Coffee Morning, 15 tracks of bliss and soundscapes waiting to be relaxed to.

The title track sets us off into a journey of sublime chilled out vibes, heavy, deep pads arranged in a cool melody and a subtle drum section sets up the album perfectly.

Irreversibility is a nice emotional piano moment with sweet melody and a strangely distorted pad that fits so well, cool beats give a downtempo feel as well as relaxing the mind.

Nacreous Poison has a dark edge to it, deep drone pads and basses and an eerie melodic sequence with heavier beats, a masterpiece of soundscaping.

Next we have Ice, more uptempo beat with some very cool FX on the drums, again we are treated to very nice melodies.

Track number five is called Another, very smooth intro building up to a crescendo of pads and voice over an array of well arranged beats, now it’s really time to chill with this amazing track.

Frustration takes a more grizzly approach as can be heard through the percussions, eerie windswept pads create an intense atmosphere.

My Film Is A Drama unloads sweet sounds over a heavier kick drum arrangement, deep bass and very nice organ sound will end up soothing the night away.

Puzzless is a really laidback affair starting off with smooth synths which later become grainy and then morph into beautiful melody.

Lonely Smoke is another beauty with a well constructed drum arrangement and an arp that really sets the melody off, very nice relaxing sound.

Track ten is I Don’t Feel A Bottom, as the name suggests you get a sense of an eerie dark abyss, wonderful technique.

When I Sleep is one of those tunes that will surely make you drift off, really nice piano and synth combination.

Time Of Low Clouds takes the chill meter way down with a cool groove and outstanding sweeping synth pads on the melody.

Other Autumn keeps the chilled out vibe alive with very subtle chords and a perfect drum section, a nice melody comes sweeping by keeping you hooked on this gem.

Tomorrow is more of that same sweet subtle sounds, really cool synth work on this and again the beats fit snugly into the groove.

Finally on this outstanding album is Squeezer, heavier kicks and bass create a nice flow in the sound, cool FX work and a simple melody make this a fitting end.

Yet another top quality offering from Alexander and for Bonzai Elemental.

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DEE BROWN – JAUNTO (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Superb Bonzai Progressive debut for the very talented Dee Brown with Juanto backed up with a couple of brilliant remixes.

Belfast born producer and DJ, Dee got the EDM bug at young age, he started to collect seven inch vinyls from the likes of 2 Unlimited and Eiffel 65. Soon after he got into Hardstyle and due to its infectious nature Dee found himself wanting to become a DJ. At 14 he got his first set of Soundlabs and then eventually a set of the iconic Technics. Lots of clubbing followed and Dee was able to experience many other genres in EDM and then he found House music. It was Dee’s love for House that he then decided to go into production and he equipped himself with Ableton Live and taught himself all the ins and outs of this software. Now Dee is ready to unleash his sound to the world and after a well received remix of Project KF – Hold Me, I’m Burning on Bonzai Basiks we are treated to something special in Juanto.

The original mix has a cool prog tech vibe with the opening focusing on light percussion and a vox sample, big swirling FX lead into a powerful kick and bass combo, building on to include some nice housey stabs. On the break is a very familiar vocal sample for the oldskool listeners with lots of brilliantly crafted sweeps and synth. An overall consistent grooving track destined for a lot boxes.

Portuguese producer and remixer Diego Alvez provides the first remix and he does an awesome job. Focusing more on the House side of the tracks Diego adds in a suave and sophisticated rhythm, pure house vibe with crisp hats, beautiful synth work and a bouncing bass with great FX on the vocal.

Turning up the heat is prog master Kintar with his remix. Big sound created with beefed up basses, killer kicks and super percussion, again the vocal is used to great effect and a very simple yet effective melody ties this whole track up nicely.

Another great release for Bonzai Progressive and a lot of DJ’s will pick this up for sure.

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PROMPTER – MUNDO DISTANTE EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Debut outing on Eyepatch for Prompter with their Mundo Distante EP, deep filled tech house vibes all over.

Prompter are Yury Soldatov from Munich and Chris Voss from Bonn. They got together in 2010 and have experimented with lots of styles from Detroit techno, deep house, tech house and Latino music.

Yury is the perfectionist and Chris is the level headed organiser and this combination has led to a respectable amount of releases.

The duo remixed Ilgner & Forbes – Oracle on Bonzai Basiks and have many more remixes under their belt. They have played many parties including Bar 99 (FFM/GER), Bootshaus (Cologne/GER), Bullitt Club (Munich/GER), Es Paradis (St Antoni/Ibiza/ES), Ibiza Global Radio (Ibiza/ES), Kaknästornet (Stockholm/ Sweden), Kreuz 16 (Munich/GER), Kiez Klub (Hannover/GER), Ocea, Heaven (St. Eulalia/Ibiza/ ES), Ruhr in Love Festival (Oberhausen/GER) ,Summerwave Festival (Bremen/GER) and U60311 (FFM/GER) to name a few.

Vuelo kicks us off in a nice cool deep house vibe with lots of plucky instruments coming in and out and a deep bass, on the break there is a subtle piano and a sublime build up with loads of cool FX. Perfect fodder for any late night venue.

La Luna captures a beautiful picture in your mind of a dark night with a glowing moon over the ocean. The deep vibe on this track invokes that image so well, all the qualities you would expect in a deep house tune and done brilliantly. The breakdown really is something amazing, sweet, subtle and deep.

La Estrella takes a slightly different approach, deep house with breaks. Awesome deep groove, low basses and a slew of cool FX. This creates a big sound and will definitely get those ears pricking up.

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PROGREZ EP – VOLUME 9 (PROGREZ)

 

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New Progrez EP installment, this time with original tracks and remixes from James Harcourt, Solee, Guy J, Rodamaal and Gui Boratto.

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BUSY BEATS – POP AGAIN (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

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Energy fuelled tech beats on Mint & Mustard from debut artist, Busy Beats.

Based in Manchester, UK, Busy Beats have crafted a huge club friendly two track release.
Kicking off with Pop Again, tight kicks and a great rolling bassline with a cool techno stab throughout, very catchy lead that filters in and out on the break, big club sound on this one.

Energy levels rise on Breakdown, starting off with thumping kicks and an offset bass, building up to a heavier bass and a cool melody, this tune goes into floorfiller mode, basic structure yet very very effective.

A fine addition to the M&M catalogue and certain to gain a lot of attention.

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BONZAI WORX – VOLUME 2 – VINYL OUT NOW!

 

Bonzai Worx – Volume 2 is now available for sale on Decks.com

This exclusive limited release comes with some superb cuts from a collection of great producers and remixers.

All the artists featured have had some great support and that will continue to grow as vinyl re-enters the arena. Make some room in your boxes because these big club hitters will need the space!

Featuring original tracks and remixes by Fab Code, Metodi Hristov, Ecco, Mindgamers, Matan Caspi, Oz Romita and Del Horno.


 

 

6 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ROGERIO MARTINS – THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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After a over 2 years hiatus, label manager Rogerio Martins is back with a new EP.

The Secrets Of The Trade EP comes with three new original tracks, I’ll Bring Ya Home, Diggin and Raindrop Tears.

Early support from: Alex Flatner, Laurent Garnier, Sasch BBC, Nic Fanciulli, Figueroa, Trevor Lamont, Mirco Violi, Olderic, Infestus, Piek, Mike Morales, Rompante, Fauvrelle, Ka§par, …

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SA.DU – KUBE EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Greek artist Sa.Du returns again to Bonzai Basiks with an awesome EP. Fresh from his brilliant tech house stomper Espana, Sa.Du turns the knobs once again to give us his 4 track Kube EP.

The title track is filled with tight beats and builds up to huge techno heights, on the break there is a hint of melody that hooks straight away and comes back in with a serious groove.

Next up we have Ami which delivers a more tribal vibe, again Sa.Du tight drum arrangement shines, minimal sounds with great effect, big tune for the floors here!

Techno with funk is how Je Feel does it’s thing, the track has a smooth groove with great instruments and a heavy FX’d vocal sample, lots going on here and is sure to be a hit for those late night parties.

So You Are Alive is a really fresh sound, crisp, sharp and well constructed rhythm, again the vocals are well used here and the sax is just awesome creating a bit of funk.

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DIMITRY LISS – CAPTAIN LOVE (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Fresh from his last release on Eyepatch (Interstellar Frankie) Dubai resident Dimitry Liss delves back into the bowels of house for a round of deep fuelled goodness.

Captain Love is a perfect example of pure deep house production, heavy kicks, low end basses and that sweeping synth combined with a cool vocal really make for something special.

Can Get Witcha is a more minimal deep tech sounding vibe, crisper lighter feel to this tune with an almost tribal appeal, again vocals are very well added and tie the tune up nocely.
C’mon is a sublime tune that combines the deepness and the tech of the other tunes on this release, lots going on here all brought together beautifully in a hybrid groove, hypnotic stuff that will have many heads spinning.

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CHRIS M – THE STORY GOES FURTHER EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Talented Indonesian DJ/producer Chris M aka Chrisna Prabawa returns to Green Martian with a superb cut of pure progressive house brilliance.

With many releases under his belt during his time with Bonzai Music, Chris delivers yet again in his true professional style. The Story Goes Further is a 4 track EP filled with all the delights you’d expect from quality progressive sounds.

The title track kicks us off in a cool upbeat vibe, tight drum arrangement with a real grooving bassline and a bright synth sound on the break that builds for the rest of the track, then this tune really raises the tempersture with a sultry female vocal sample, this is one powerful tune that is sure to blow some minds!

Bergrenen is a more straight laced in your face prog house stomper, big kicks, deep basses and cool FX make for a hypnotic vibe, massive build up on this and kicks like a mule when the melodic sequence enters, big big tune!

Going deeper into the prog world with Ambiano, starting off with deep house kicks and bass this track does an awesome job building the layers to create a monster of a tune that will hypnotise any floor at any time.

Flying Angels continues to deliver on the professional sound Chris has produced, crisp, sharp, stabby prog house that would fit well in any box. An all round very well made EP that will get a lot of support for sure.

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DEL HORNO – GOD! (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

 

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Born in Barcelona Ricardo’s career in the music industry started in the 80´s.

As regards the compilations the 5 cd’s (50.000 copies sold) and the final two platinum (100.000 copies sold actually reaching sales in excess of 120.000).

Ricardo has traveled with his music throughout Spain and all over the world. He was one of the DJ’s at Café Ole in SPACE IBIZA.

At the moment his home base is LA TERRRAZZA. And now releasing on SRUR with his excellent track, GOD!. 7even, Alex Sandrino, Julio Posadas and the winner of GOD! Remix Contest producer Booya, made this pack a must have.

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DAVIDE MARCHESIELLO – LAS LARVAS – (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Italian producer Davide Marchesiello gives us a 2 track tech house beauty.

Davide grew up following DJ’s such as Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez and Francois K. Today he is influenced by Ricardo Villalobos, Uner, Luciano and Ted Patterson.

Las Larvas is a tribal fuelled tech joint, very heavy on the percussion and some great FX that come sweeping by, deep bassline and a whispered vocal tie this track up beautifully.

Chill And Sex is a more funky affair with very subtle synths and swaying pads, this tune builds up to a mighty groove and stays there with little mini breaks to catch your breath and then straight back into it, great stuff.

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