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WATTS & OHMS – WATTS & OHMS (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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Watts & Ohms debut on Elemental with a blissed out selection of quality downtempo vibes.

First up is “Stella Solaris”, kicking off with a spacey synth vibe, a wonderful strumming acoustic guitar is a perfect contrast with a sublime female vocal taking this to a whole new level. Top quality FX and dreamy pads tie this track up nicely.

“Breathing In” is up next, another intro that gives the feeling of endless space with the expertly crafted pads taking your mind far away from reality. Very sweet subtle melodies tease throughout this track, sit back and chill with this stunning work.

“Therix” is a masterclass in soundscaping, easily something that could easily be used in a movie score, high quality chill is where it’s at.

“Split Feelings” takes on a bit of a trancey intro with a sweeping melodic arp with a cool groove on the drums coming through. Very uplifting in nature with a beautiful piano taking the focus, perfect for any lazy day.

Next we have “24 Muller Street”, a myriad of melodies from many instruments converging to create an awesome journey through sound. Lots of reversing style which always adds mystery and brought together with brilliant FX work.

“I Can’t Stop” would give the impression of a full on house track judging by the intro, then a beautiful acoustic guitar enters the arena which is soon backed up with an electric riff, chunky bass and a laidback groove on the drums. The big focus on this track is the spoken vocal, just amazing, really keeps you locked on and wanting more of this story.

“Watt Do I Want” is a pure blissed out journey through sound, superb FX and melodies created with guitars backed up with a very melodic bassline, get a drink and get chilled with this stunning work.

“Feel My Pulz” pulls out the classic house stabs from the intro and builds on this to create a very groovy upbeat vibe. The guitars are in all the right place and a slight hint of an acid bassline takes the track to a new height, brilliant.

“Stone Tears” is a great journey through the more bassy sounds on offer with wonderfully surreal pads adding many textures along the way, loads of big glitchy acid squelches sound great on this track.

Finally we have “Slowmotion FF”, very downtempo vibe with lots of sweeping pads and melodies. Another track for those lazy, lazy days where you can let your mind wander to a safe happy place!

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17 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RUE DUO – SET & LET (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Leicester, UK based DJ’s and producers Aaron Taylor and Charlie Robinson make up Rue Duo. The guys are making their debut on Bonzai with full on prog house monster “Set & Let”, and with a slew of quality mixes which makes for an awesome package. Rue Duo have a few releases under their belts on labels like Black Hole, Straight Up and Wildlife with support from the likes of Erick Morillo, Tom Novy and Lucien Foort to name a few with more projects in the works for the future.

The original mix is a straight shooting prog house tune with a stunning vocal. Nice steady rhythms and a deep chunky bassline converge to give off a sense of depth with the vocal adding contrast. Cleverly arranged percussions and minimal synths make this tune stand out and is a sure fire winner on any floor.

Dark progressive maestro Manu Riga steps up to remix duties and completely transforms the original into something very different. Super punchy kicks intro this track with a brilliant bassline providing a strong groove. On the break we get a very subtle melody before thumping back into the main groove and that bassline, great use of the vocal also. A master of the darker side of prog at work, this is a tune that will be on many playlists.

Tech stalwart Crocy returns to the mixing desk with his remix. The track begins with a cool low end kick that builds to a bassline full of lush heavy vibes, coupled with a round of beautifully arranged percussions and backed up with more of this wonderful vocal. Top notch tech yet again from Crocy and a must have for any box.

Another regular Rishi K. is up next with a fine example of prog house. The vocal forms the most part of the intro before we kick right into a strong, solid groove made up of thick kicks and a round of metallic type percussions. Cool stabby synths weave their way throughout the track and a deep bassline props everything up beautifully, pure quality!

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

FILTH & SPLENDOUR – ROMPER STOMPER (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Oli Cassidy and James Trystan make up the duo of Filth & Splendour and after appearing on a few compilations they make their full Bonzai debut with “Romper Stomper” along with a couple of banging remixes. Based in London and enjoying residencies at top clubs, the guys run their own label Itch Records and they have also appeared on many other labels releasing everything from house, deep house, techno, electro and progressive tech.

The original mix is a wild ride into tech house, the track intros with a well rounded subtle vibe but soon transforms with a thick grungy feel on the bass and real crisp razor sharp hats over a cool thumping kick. Perfect fodder for the floors and will easily get the crowd rocking with a romp and a stomp!

Up first on remix duties is the return of techno master Tribal Warriors aka M.I.K.E.. TW has made a comeback with his latest track “08” on Basiks and that unique sound has stayed true. Today we see his talent applied beautifully to this track. Well crafted techno kicks and hats intro the tune with a simply amazing hook coming in soon after, deep tech house at its best here folks, listen and learn!

Amsterdam based Ozan Kanik is our next remixer and he delivers the goods in style, huge kick and offset bass intros with a mini break leading up to a full on pumping groove. On the main break a brilliant robotic vocal fits perfectly in the sound and then we kick right back into it for a huge banging sound.

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

POZITIVE – LUNAHOD (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Yaroslav Lenzyak aka Ukranian DJ and producer Pozitive debuts on Eyepatch with a smooth and sophisticated laidback deep house vibe on his “Lunahood EP”. Yaroslav spent a long time self learning in the world of production, this led him to many parties and festivals and later on to DJing. Yaroslav has created a quite unique sound within house and this EP is testament to that, enjoy.

“Lunahood” kicks us off in a very laidback surrounding, the drums intro in a breaks style and then slides into a 4/4 groove. The deep vibes ooze out of this track in abundance particularly through the bass and chords. Big stabs of synth weave in and out and an unexpected yet extremely effective piano melody comes through while on the break those deep synths add more melody. A truly amazing slice of deep tech house and definitely one that will be picked up by many.

“Long Alone” has a more familiar sound with a cool steady rhythm on the drums which themselves carry a unique sound. Nice smooth hats and cymbals peek through and a super deep bass sound dominates. Listen carefully as subtle piano chords strike up unexpectedly while on the breakdowns we are treated to some truly amazing synth works with added FX. This tune really is a masterclass in deep house and for sure this will be on a lot of playlists. Once again Yaroslav shows his talents and we can only be excited about what else he has to offer.

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DYRON – BERLIN EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Lucas Bika aka Dyron makes a very welcome return to Green Martian with the stunning prog house four track “Berlin EP”. His last outing “The Game EP” was supported all over and now we are treated to more of his awesome talents.

The title track gets us moving in true pumped up prog style, super smooth rhythms with a well crafted drum arrangement that leads up to some very deep and funky keys. On the break subtle melodies come through, great vocal work also makes a show. This is a floorfiller for sure and one to watch.

Next up is “Angel”, huge big wall of sound on this with an almost breaks feel to it. The main focal point here is the amazing synth pads that captivate throughout. With just a hint of sweet melodies which contrasts well to the tougher edge on this, mammoth sound!

“The Wall” takes things a little deeper with a solid prog groove on the drums and bass, on the break melodies take over along with a short vocal. Very unique sound here as this track morphs its way through various styles ending up with a superb trumpet riff, stunning!

“368m” goes deeper still with a more subtle approach on the drums and more focus going to the wonderfully deep synths and pads, an electronic sounding vocal makes an appearance and ties this track up beautifully.

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CONTEMPO – EVOLUTION EP (AU RECORDS)

 

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Contempo is the man this time. He delivers the groove, the harmony and show us from which matter he’s made.

Urban Seduction, the most progressive side of the EP. Filled and pads, arpeggios and sweeps that bring us the mellow touch of the theme. But not only with harmony is made the theme. The bass is jumpin’ all the time and is fat as hell. In the end the only thing that you wish is to make it last.

Evolution is deep, starts quiet but reveals itself as an observation about the evolution of the human being, the duality between cience and religion. Musically speaking, the Bassline is always diggin’ deep as usual from Contempo, and the keys make yourself want more.

Deep, mellow and tasty! Dont miss it…

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RICK WADE – NIGHT FLYER (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Detroit legend Rick Wade joins the Piston stable with a stunning deep house release. Rick aka Big Daddy Rick and Dr. Low-Tech has literally released hundreds of tracks throughout his career on almost 50 different labels since the mid 1990’s. He is also owner of Harmonie Park Records which specialises in deep house and has been running this label since 1993. Born just outside Chicago’s South Side he started spinning in the mid 80’s in the same club where Jeff Mills was cutting his teeth. From there he went on to run his own show on WCBN and gained a name for himself on the circuit to this day.

Kicking us off is the title track “Night Flyer”, a super cool and sophisticated slice of deep house, nice steady rhythm with the arrangement backed up with little funky guitar licks. The deep vibe is generated from the wonderful synths that lock you into the sound beautifully.
“Berlin Days is a slightly more hard edged sound with a harsh, infectious bassline over some well crafted drum patterns. There is also a slight shuffle here that adds character to the sound with a high pitched string giving a contrasting vibe.

“The Well” is a true representation of the quite unique style in which Rick delivers us his sound. We have the deep house vibe on the organ, bass and drums, but there is a whole 1960’s type thriller movie sound in here also which works so well. The background flute and strings coupled with the spoken word is something very different from the norm but something that will keep any floor on the move.

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3 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LUCKONI – COLD PLANET (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Based in Brazil and making his Bonzai debut we have Luckoni with his awesome progressive track “Cold Planet” backed up with two remixes from two very talented artists.

The original track gets right into the prog house vibe with super cool kicks and percs and a stunning bassline giving a steady groove. On the break the synths and FX work well with a vocal adding flavour to the sound, a really very well crafted track and destined for many playlists.

Progressive house maestro Chantola steps up to remix duty with his very own wonderful unique style. Henrik takes the very essence of house and weaves it into a magical journey through sound, stand out percussions accompany a nice thud on the kick giving a cool steady rhythm. Minimal yet highly effective synths sweep through and keeps the track moving, top stuff again!

Diego Alvez is up next with his remix, Diego is a deep house guru and here he adds his midas touch and we are not disappointed. A very cool rework on the original with a real deep feel to it, superb stabs and chords add a lot of texture and the layers keep building and building. The break is where it’s at, big synth sound builds tension until the beats kick back in and the groove picks up again, just brilliant.

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3 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TRIBAL WARRIORS – 08 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Tribal Warriors aka M.I.K.E. aka Push returns in explosive fashion with a highly infectious slice of techno, backed up with quality remixes that are sure to rock the floors.

Mike Dierickx really needs no introduction, one of the hardest working artists on the scene we are all very well familiar with the scope of his amazing talents as a DJ, producer and highly sought after remix artist. Tribal Warriors last release came back in 2002 with “Spirits In Love” on Bonzai Limited and was a top club track for a long time after, now he’s back with that unique vibe and a modern twist on this track entitled “08”.

The original mix fits right into the techno grooves of today with a classic kick and percussion intro with a subtle bassline waiting in the wings. The tune builds up to some quality tech synth work with a retro vibe oozing from the sound. A huge monster of a tune which will be on a lot of playlists for sure.

Popular visitor to Basiks Jamez delivers a sublime take with his Jamez’s Peace and Love Remix. The funk is turned up a notch with a stunning bassline. Hypnotic percs are a big focus here but the main event is on the synths. Superbly crisp and clear old style synth pushes this track up to peak time status and will be a feature on many floors around the world, brilliant stuff.

Ugur Yurt & Tofke are no strangers either and they pull out all the stops to deliver a wonderful remix full of depth and a tribal twist. Surreal basses intro the track with bongos and tablas giving that tribal element while a siren like synth hits you between the eyes and we settle in for an energetic ride. On the break things heat up with quality FX and a riser kicking us right back into this strong, solid groove.

A welcome return for a project that was hugely respected and missed for all these years, welcome back Tribal Warriors!

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3 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

I3000 – CATS EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Following up from the impressive “Rainy Summer” I3000 delivers yet again with a sublime deep four tracker “Cats EP” with a nice little surprise in store also.

“Thima” gets us started with a wonderfully deep and groovy vibe, huge thump on the kicks and bass intro with some very nice percussions thrown in. Very minimal in approach with an almost sinister undertone riding through which gives this track a much more deeper feel, definitely one for those late night ventures.

Next up is “Picpic”, big heavy sounds abound right from the start taking us right into a deep deep vibe. The rhythm picks up nicely with a very cool arrangement on the percussions and a superb chunky bassline. Nifty synth work keeps this track on course and again we see this getting picked up by many as it has that big floor feel.

“Monsieur Mouche” retains the overall deep vibe on this EP but also creates a quite upbeat and energetic groove, and beautifully done! Really cool bassline from the start is a big part of that energy while a brilliant synth plays on through the background. Nice and easy vocals are coupled with a lot of quality FX work and on the break a tribal rhythmic element pops in, very well crafted!

Time for a nice surprise, Prompter aka Yury Soldatov and Chris Voss step up to remix duty on I3000’s previous outing “Rainy Summer”. After their debut on Eyepatch earlier this year with the “Mundo Distente EP”, the guys do a great job on beefing up the sound on this, chunky kicks from the off with a superb multi noted bassline give this a cool clubby feel. Solid deep tech groove all round with a few surprises on the break, very smooth indeed.

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3 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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