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MR. DELLO – WOADI MOAN (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Debut artist on Bonzai Basiks Mr. Dello impresses with an electro tech joint backed with quality remixes on “Woadi Moan”.

Dello has been influenced by the synth era of the eighties while listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Yello, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Giorgio Moroder and Pet Shop Boys. After hearing Danny Tenaglia in an Athens nightclub he was hooked into electronic music and started to collect vinyls and get involved in piano lessons. Many study years passed and he ended up working as a sound engineer on concerts all over the world. He is now enjoying a successful DJ career around Greece and continuing to produce quality sounds.

“Woadi Moan” intros with a classic electro kick and builds with lots of bongo percussion and a bouncy bass, lots of brass stabs and a short spoken vocal fill up the sound. On the break a simple melody comes and that brass stab dominates, cool FX add an extra layer, solid rhythm!

On the remix we have Greek artist Sa.Du tweaking the controls to display a mighty tech house vibe. Upbeat sound with lots of Latin inspired percs, awesome deep bassline and sharp, crisp hats, very nice arrangement from a fast growing big name at Bonzai Basiks.

Next up is Dutch producer The French Connection with a quite funky little tech house slice, nice intro with a lot of drums and percs mashed together, the tune then kicks into a cool groove with spoken vocal throughout. Throbbing bass and some really cool sweep FX, on the break things start to funk up with an awesome organ sound.

3 October 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

OLIVER MOLDAN – BEEF (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

 

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The 2nd release from grandmaster Oliver Moldan on Sounds R Us is a much more techno related pack filled with heavyweights.

Anil Chawla, Tom Hades and Oz Romita added their own flavor to give the word “massive” it’s true meaning. Pumping bass lines, kickin’ kicks and clapping claps are the basic elements for a phat techno track. This is definitely a must have pack!

Please welcome, Anil Chawla and Tom Hades to Sounds R Us Recordings.

3 October 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MR. RAF & HEZI RACHMANI – DNS1 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Another debut release, this time on Green Martian with Mr.Raf aka Rafael Osmo and Hezi Rachmani, and their prog stomper “DNS1″. Rafael and Hezi have been appearing on many quality progressive labels in recent times and now we are delighted they are bringing their sound to Green Martian.

The title track “DNS1″ kicks off with chest thumping kick drums and sets up a cool grooving pace in the sound, building up with lots of different layers, a soft pad and a really nice retro synth sound which settles into a hypnotic driving rhythm, sweet!

“Friday” is a well constructed progressive house sound, starting off with just a kick and an off time bass which soon jumps into a 4/4 beat with a real cool synth sound. Slightly darker edge on this which will definitely suit the later floors.

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CLUB CULT 000 (AU RECORDS)

 

 

This time AU Records brings our first mixed compilation which opens our Club Cult series. All episodes will be mixed by DJ’s that we respect, among them some are known others not so much, but the common factor to all of them is the quality. All of them are innovator and refined. Be prepared.

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DANIELE KAMA – SHE APPEARS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Italian artist Daniele Kama returns to Piston Recordings with another superb house joint. This Rome based producer is highly respected in the world of electronica having gained lots of support from a host of international DJ’s and working with many other fine artists on various record labels.

Today we have She Appears EP, a deep, tech fuelled ride in house music.

Disappear kicks us off on a deep vibe with a tight arrangement, heavy basses and a mesmerizing muted synth in the background. On the break we are treated to an awesome vocal line that adds a soul vibe, big club feel on this track.

Next up is New Passion, and again we hear some very cool deep flavours with an added slice of funk, sharp sounds with a cracking organ chord and addictive kicks, great melody on the break then it’s back to that pumping rhythm, a big floor hit here.

She’s Afraid starts off on a very minimal techy theme with a fantastic spoken vocal, then the tune goes to the next level with some amazing house keys and a powerful groove is born.
Finally for this EP we have Leave Me Alone, starting off with crisp percs and a chunky kick this tune builds to an awesome deep house vibe with sweeping pads and chords.
This 4 track EP is sure to be a main component in the boxes for a long time.

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANU RIGA – EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove aka Manu Riga are making a huge mark with their brilliantly crafted progressive works. With many remixes and releases under their belt they continue to deliver on the quality front. Next up for these guys is ” Everything Comes To An End” which is backed up with a fine roster of remixers.

Kicking off at a perfect tempo with thick kicks, a strong rolling bassline and surreal melody which creates a dark atmosphere, on the break things take a twist with an ethnic vibe making this a prog monster of a tune!

Next up is Solar Fields aka Magnus Birgersson, a music composer with a litany of releases including 10 solo albums. Magnus raises the benchmark in his mix with trance becoming the focus, pulsating bassline and beautiful sweeping pads add more depth to the melody, a proper progressive trance tune that will for sure be added to many DJ’s lists.

Next Up is a remix by Paduraru Deeptech a well respected producer in many genres. This remix keeps with the darker nature of the original and focuses more on the ethnic vox and swelling pads, excellent groove in the bassline and some cool FX work, a must have for any deeper prog floor

Barcelona based remixers, producers, DJ’s and general experimenters in all electronic music genres, Abi-Q & Raw-E deliver a quality remix of epic proportions. Staying true to the original again we get a pure driving progressive rhythm but this time with a hint of tech thrown in, the simple melody is a big feature and on the break a detuned organ takes the stage with lots of FX and that ever present vox sample.

Finally on remix duties is Nico Parisi, this Belgian based producer and DJ has a well respected history in EDM. Having played at top Belgian club Atomz and produced the band Aqualords, he has also work with the likes of Marcel Woods. Nico delves deeper into prog with his take on this tune. Deep basses and a tight heavy drum and perc section, a steady groove takes hold and will keep you there for the duration, very nice remix.

An impressive line up on this release and we are sure to see more from this exciting duo.

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RV – MAMBA (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Belgian based producer and remixer R Varez aka RV has naturally evolved through many musical styles, he is inspired to create emotion in his music which transforms to the listener.

He has been involved in music since the early 90’s and today we see his debut on Eyepatch Recordings with “Mamba”.

“Mamba” provides a steady tech house groove, with tight drums, sharp percs and a few vocal shots thrown in creating a party vibe that’ll have everyone rocking in no time!

“Mamba” is remixed by regular artist Jimmy Galle, Belgian born Jimmy has been well received on various labels under the Bonzai umbrella and can boast a nice amount of releases and remixes. Here he adds darker edge to the original with deep bass and low end kicks, eerie pads and an almost haunting bell give this track that edge, tech house at its best here and a groove that will be picked up by many!

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ABI-Q & RAW-E – 12 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE) – BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE

 

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Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. They have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us.

Fresh from their last outing “Liquid Disco Jam” on Green Martians “Mars Attacks Volume 2″ this Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog, tech house vibe over a two track release and backed up with an impressive remix on Bonzai Progressive.

The original mix of the title track “12” opens with an almost tech vibe but quickly switches to a banging prog monster, deep basses and plenty of awesome FX help to create a solid groove, on the break we are treated to some cool, eerie melodies and then back into that awesome groove, huge big floor appeal on this one.

Very popular and regular remixing duo Manu Riga provide a more darker edged house vibe with their “Manu Riga’s The Number Is 12 Remix”, quality beats with a tribal feel and a really cool bassline, great vocal used also. The break takes a melodic approach with some nice sounds and coming back in with a bouncier groove, very impressive remix indeed.

Finally we have “Weekend” which quit simply is an absolute joy to listen to, pure tech house driven progressive groove, from the thudding kicks to the crisp percs and chugging bass to the sweeping synths this tune is such a tight production, massive massive sound here and one to watch for sure.

Yet another fine release from Bonzai Progressive with Abi-Q & Raw-E definitely on the up!

This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

UNNAMED – THE MEETING (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS) – BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE

 

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Retuning to Eyepatch is Unnamed with “The Meeting”, this is the third outing for Unnamed and the artist would still like to remain anonymous for the time being.

The original mix is a stunning techy tribal house joint filled with all the sounds we love to hear, warbly synth type lead sound with lots of tablas and bongos and a funky ass grooving bassline, some really cool vocals used with a constant whispered voice adding mystery, another well rounded effort from Mr or Mrs Anonymous!

The other mix of “The Meeting”, simply titled The Other Mix continues the amazing tech vibe with heavy tribal influences. The whispered vocal returns and the tabla bongo mix is evident throughout, there is a lengthy sustained organ tone with the familiar warbly sound from the original, much more of a driving rhythm on this one and a solid piece of work again from Unnamed.

This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DENIS STEFANIC – NO HARM (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Based in Krapina, Croatia, Denis Stefanic sees his debut release on Bonzai Elemental with the sublime No Harm.

Denis aka Hedonist usually steers toward the prog/tech house side of things but here we see him venture into the world of chillout and what a great track to start with.

“No Harm” is a truly laidback hypnotic journey through sweet melodic sounds and a female vocal sweeping in and out, deep piano chords and bright arps fill up the sound field and you will no doubt be fully hooked after just a short time of listening.

A fine addition to the Bonzai Elemental stable.

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AIRWAVE VS NICO PARISI – ROMEO AND JULIET (L*C*D RECORDINGS)

 

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An Improbable couple as the name of an unexpected collaboration between Airwave and Nico Parisi.

DJ and Producer Nico Parisi has been active for about 20 years in Belgium’s finest clubs and venues, and is running his own label Danza Records.

Together they offer us an incredible piece of music that will for sure send you to space.

On the flip, don’t miss Nico’s remix for the housey-oriented dj’s.

Taken of Airwave’s highly anticipated 5th artist album, don’t miss this high-level banger!

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CHANTOLA – MAKE IT HAPPEN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

Henrik Kantola has been a stalwart in progressive beats for a long time having been on labels like Spinnin Records, Blackhole, Baroque and more recently Bonzai Music. He has appeared on many compilations and remixed lots of tunes under the Green Martian, Camouflage, Fourty 5, Nemesis, Subtraxx and Eyepatch labels.

Now Henrik releases his second artist album on Bonzai Progressive, “Make It Happen”. Two years after his first album on the same label “Wrongside Business”, we are treated to a stunning trek through the different shades of progressive house and Balearic vibes.

First up we have the “Balearic Mix” of the title track “Make It Happen” which is full of island pleasures, cool, sophisticated and laid back prog grooves, tight production blends a host of awesome sounds, chunky kick, grooving bass, sultry vocals and swaying synth pads all make for an evening on the terraces.

“Ibiza Soul (2012)” provides the back drop for lazy days sitting in a cafe on the beachfront, pure house vibe with a sweet melody on the break create a nice groove to chill the day away.

“Penny Is A Slut” beefs up the tempo for a cracking ride into prog house, sharp crisp percs and an offset bass build up to a tight rolling progressive groove, classic house stabs on the break keeps the listener hooked.

Going deeper in the with the next track, “Midnight”. Slightly more tribal and techy influence while retaining a solid progressive sound, lots of quality FX on this and a real catchy groove.

“Steal The Sunset” brings in a stabby house vibe with cool chords and a great rhythm, tight drums and classic buzz synth sound. Perfect fodder for the terraces on an early evening.

“Don’t You Know” pulls in the darker prog house vibe, well constructed rhythm with nice deep basses and sharp perc sounds, backed up with brilliant FX this is a tune that will gain a lot of support and fill up plenty of air time.

Funky grooves abound on “Terrace”, pure quality house vibe with all you’d expect on a tune like this, exactly the type of tune that gets any club on the bounce. Clean sharp stabs, well pitched strings and a groovy bassline, perfect.

Deep prog time again with “Late Night Flat Line”, cool sound for an already buzzing crowd. Hypnotic bassline and sweeping pads with tight percussions all make for a quality progressive monster.

Next we have a special remix of an all time trance classic which has been given the magic Chantola progressive touch. “Universal Nation (Chantola’s Deep Nation 2012 Remix)” starts off in a nice subtle groove, building upon the sound with smooth synths and a chunky bass, the break down brings in that classic melody and euphoria takes over, very well constructed remix.

Finally is “Another Day At The Dream Factory” a fitting end on this inspired album, lighthearted approach with bright sounds a constant steady groove provided by a nice chunky bass and tight kicks.

Again we see Chantola prove his talent with amazing production skills and inspired vision with his sound.

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