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ATREYUS FATE – AUTUMN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Atreyus Fate debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Autumn. The Original Mix of Autumn intros with a super sweet and intoxicating pad melody that fades out into a very cool progressive groove complete with chunky kicks, gritty bass and sharp stabs alongside some excellent one shot vocals that get the gated effect. On the break the pads return and bring that rich melodic sound before a nice and pure analogue style bass comes through and sets the track on its sublime progressive house journey. A truly stunning trek into the prog house sound that will clear away those foggy days and get you in the mood for Balearic summer.

The Deezy Sunrise Mix goes straight for the jugular with a superb upbeat drum arrangement that will definitely get the floors and terraces packed. A warm, lush bass sits on the low end beautifully and allows the sweeping, caressing pads to let loose and bring those wonderful melodies into being. In the background cool arps flow through as cool vocals are used to great effect. The break delivers a surreal sequence as the pads and bass are left alone to wander around and drive the mind deeper into the sound.

#atreyusfate #bonzaiprogressive

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DENNIS FRANCHI – TAKING CARE OF MY SHIT (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Dennis Franchi makes a much anticipated and a most welcome return to Bonzai with the four tracker, Taking Care Of My Shit. Dennis has racked up a raft of top notch releases on the likes of Creaminal Records, Bonzai Basiks, Progrez, Wasabi Recordings, Hi Fi Stories and more since 2009. His last outing on these shores came on remix duty for Fab Code’s Midnight Shuffle which appeared on the epic Bonzai & Friends Underground Progressive compilation. Great to see him back and we hope to see much more in the future.

The title track, Taking Care Of My Shit sets off with a nice progressive vibe as punchy kicks are met with a cool shuffling hat sequence and perfectly balanced bass tones that rise up throughout the sound. This obsessive straight to the floor track will hypnotize as the layers continue to build around a solid bassline and some cool vocal shots that pop up from time to time. An expertly crafted synth arrangement takes a lot of the focus and will definitely keep the ears trained and honed in for the duration. Brilliant stuff from Dennis that will definitely find its way into many crates no doubt.

Nice big punchy kicks and crispy hats provide the intro on Winter Noise alongside a cool pulsing bass and gritty noise effects. Cascading synths flow through the sound as subtle melodies expand within to deliver an almost dream-like, mesmerizing state. Cool stabs bring a true house vibe that melts into the deep rhythms and solid no-nonsense groove. Top notch yet again, a must have track.

Little Mil intros with a punchy Techno fuelled kick that leaves a warm after touch. Classic styled percussion form up with snappy snares and sharp claps and shuffling hats. A super low sub bass throbs into the groove and will definitely give the woofers a run for their money while literally blowing the socks off all who gather. A very cool retro vibe is evident as those fantastic synths rise up and deliver an infectious sequence that will hook you right in. Expertly crafted drum patterns will move the floors with ease as the groove takes hold, superb stuff.

3+1 provides a trek into a tech fuelled progressive charged world filled with tight beats and cool rhythms. A fantastic grooving bassline takes charge and will definitely get the floors on the move as reverbed synths cascade through the sound. On the break those lush synth dominate before giving way to the solid bassline once more, this is one track you need in your box.

#dennisfranchi #bonzaiprogressive

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JUANMA LLOPIS – GOING INSANE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Spanish DJ and producer Juanma Llopis serves up another deep treat with Going Insane. Last time out he delivered the goods in style with his Baila! EP which gained fantastic support from many quarters. Going Insane intros with a smooth upbeat kinda vibe as nice phat beats are joined by some bright keys and cool risers. Expertly crafted basses clutter together beautifully to deliver an intricate pattern that seals up a proper solid groove. The vocals complete this track perfectly with their raspy, harmonic house flavours. Cool melodies flow throughout and create wonderful textures that allows you to fully immerse into the sound. Sublime stuff from Juanma that will turn a few heads for sure.

Walk With Me intros with sharp hats and a very cool drum arrangement that builds up a solid rhythmic structure. Nice and chunky kicks are joined by a warm probing offset bass that controls the groove beautifully. The drums continue layer up and result in a complex web of patterns that work so perfectly together to the backdrop of a myriad of vocal shots. Subtle chords and rich strings reveal the true deep house vibes of the track as a superb female vocal brings a sultry cabaret style to the sound. Another excellent cut that will see a lot of playtime no doubt.

#juanmallopis #pistonrecordings

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DOMINIC SMITH – DIG DEEP EP (MONOG RECORDS)

Irish DJ and producer Dominic Smith makes his full debut on Monog Records with the superb Dig Deep EP. Dominic is no stranger to these shores having delivered a fantastic remix on Luis Bravo’s Switch Dance at the start of 2015. We know this guy loves his house music and how he dissects genres and moulds them into cutting edge grooves. Since grasping the inner workings of Ableton he has been relentless in his approach to producing as he leaves no stone unturned. It is this attention to detail that has gained the attention of various labels including Monog, we have no doubt there will be much more from this guy in the future so stay tuned.

Dig Deep intros with a wonderful punchy kick and a warm fading bass note alongside some super crispy hats and snappy claps. The track already oozes deep tech vibes that will definitely have asses shaking with its infectious rhythms. Cool vocals come through and are joined by a deep reverberating bassline that gets the groove going into overdrive. Throughout the track we are treated to bouts of sharp stabs that cut through the lower frequencies with ease and leave us wanting more. On the break the sound descends into a smooth and sultry affair with those beautiful chords and some very cool spoken vocals that spew out an urbanised theme before we get thrust right back into the main groove. Top notch stuff yet again from this guy, not to be missed.

Dominic teams up with Irish DJ and producer Sonny Andreucetti aka Sonny Alsalmo to deliver the sublime Don’t Stay In. Sonny is known for being a hard working producer, often pending long hours in his home studio. He has a passion for various styles including dubstep and tech house, and hi mixes can be heard on various online radio shows each month. Well worth keeping an eye on this one for the future. The track intros with classic thumping kick and bright open hat combi. Sharp vocal one shots break through alongside some very cool rising chords and glistening synths. A proper deep and throbbing bass takes over the sound as the layers build forming a solid rhythmic flow. The break throws up another super cool vocal that adds a ton of character to the sound as well as bringing a raw, urban element. A superb slice of deep tech that will be a welcome addition in any set no doubt.

#dominicsmith #monogrecords #sonnyandreucetti

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ALFREDO MENA – DO YOU REMEMBER (BONZAI BASIKS)

Venezuelan DJ and producer Alfredo Mena returns after a bit of a hiatus with the stunning Do You Remember on Bonzai Basiks. Last time around he gave us his My House EP which went down a treat across many dancefloors and charted very well also. Do You Remember intros with a real nice tech flavour filled with a helping of punchy kicks, crispy hats and a superb bass that sits perfectly beneath track. A tightly constructed percussion arrangement unleashes smooth rhythms alongside some gritty noises and a deep, hollow vocal that gives so much character to the sound. Very cool stab keys come through and deliver a solid groove as the bassline is transformed into a twisting pattern that will definitely have asses shakin no doubt.

Outbreak oozes tech fuelled grooves right from the off as a chunky kick is joined by crispy percussions and cool snappy snares. The bass rides the rhythm beautifully as it blends effortlessly with some very cool organic sounds and one shot vocals. A myriad of FX keeps the track on point in the tech department while creating a vivid and colourful groove. Top notch stuff that will be a welcome addition to any set.

The Secret sets off with a superb in your face chunky kick and sharp hat combi alongside a throbbing sub bass that will shake the bones. The tight drums make for a very rhythmic vibe and will definitely keep the feet dancing. Cool vocal one shots come through and bring a nice tech induced groove that is built upon with a gritty bassline. On the break a very familiar riff is introduced that will get the retro juices flowing. An excellent sound here that will turn a few heads for sure.

#alfredomena #bonzaibasiks

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OZ ROMITA & CHRONO – DOLLIN (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

Oz Romita and Chrono join forces to deliver this stunning collaboration entitled Dollin which comes backed up with a slew of top notch remixes. Oz continues to run Sounds R Us with gusto and sources some of the finest techno grooves around from upcoming and established artists. Much more to come from SRUR so well worth keeping an eye on. Chrono aka Zoltan Salai was last seen round these parts back in June 2014 with the wonderful Pantihouse which made a fantastic splash across many floors, great to see him back again.

First up we have the Original Mix with its bright crispy intro filled with various percussions that are soon joined by a nice subtle kick and walking bass. Drum layers form up and deliver a solid techno flavour that will definitely get heads nodding. Cool echoed vocals litter the sound throughout and add smooth textures. The break dishes out cool filtered noises and gives a glimpse of things to come with some nifty trumpet work. Those trumpets make it through to the main groove and bring some funky jazz tones along for the ride. Excellent stuff from these guys you will not want to miss.

Up next we have the Zoë Xenia remix which intros with a nice punchy kick and sharp claps while cool drum patterns ease their way through. The track has a cool bounce to it that will appeal to many floors and get the booties moving. A darker element emerges as deep synth chords fade in alongside that tantalising vocal and swinging trumpets. The bass holds the sound up beautifully as it sits back allowing the mid section to thrive. A real nice blend of deep tech sounds that will fit well in many sets no doubt.

Onofrio Conte heads up the next remix and takes the track deep into techno grooves with his superb style. Last time out he delivered the brilliant Rumble which came not long after his remix on Van Czar’s Rhumba EP. On the remix we get to experience a true techno fuelled groove that will definitely grab a lot of attention. Slick percussion and drum arrangements add a slice of tribal to the sound as the bass pulsates right through the low end. Wailing trumpets glide across the track and leave behind vivid scenes that keeps the vibe alive throughout. Deep, down and dirty grooves for the late night sessions, a must have.

Jim Star deliver his Funkadelic Remix which grabs a hold of you right from the off. A quite surreal picture forms out of a noisy scene filled with white noise, distant voices and traversing trumpets. The drum section holds the rhythm beautifully as you begin to lose yourself deep in the sound. The funk and psychedelic images merge effortlessly as we are driven deeper into the groove on this sublime journey. On the break we are met with high pitched strings the melt into the sound as all around we are bombarded with a myriad of noise before the main groove returns for the duration. Top notch stuff.

P-Ben is up on remix duty next and he ramps up the pressure with his high octane take. Tight drums and sharp percussions make up the intro which is given a boost with wonderful punchy kicks and a pulsating bass that sits perfectly on the low frequency. Wailing trumpets and screaming distant voices dominate the sound throughout and give off a real techno flavour. The break reveals the trumpets in all their jazzy glory as that hypnotic bass relentlessly drives on. A definite floor filler here that will feature on many sets for sure.

Kreisel rounds up this package with a wonderfully deep, tech fuelled remix. The intro boasts nice punchy kicks that are joined by some very cool vocals and vocal effects. The track carries a mesmerizing tone that will keep a hold of you for the long haul. The track breaks to throws up a smooth acid style bassline that gives a cool characteristic to the sound as slicing chords join the party. The rhythm gathers pace with a little help from shuffling hats and a tight drum arrangement. Sharp stabby trumpets come through and take control of the sound adding a smooth house vibe. Superb stuff that is a must for any DJ’s crate.

#ozromita #chrono #soundsrusrecordings #zoexenia #onofrioconte #jimstar #pben #kreisel

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DANIEL RAY – KEEPING ON (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Daniel Ray notches up his fifth Eyepatch release with this superb two tracker entitled Keeping On. Last time out, Daniel furnished us with the deep and techy vibes of Mirrors which saw great support across the board. Keeping On gets into a deep groove right from the off with a groovelicious bass chord arrangement that fills the sound beautifully. Tight drums and cool crispy hats get the rhythm flowing nicely as the deep vibes continue to rise. A sense of melancholy prevails from the poignant strings on offer as the dirtier side of tech is just about suppressed within this solid groover, Top notch stuff that will not go unnoticed, a must have.

The Bright Side intros with a nice punchy kick and hat combi alongside soft pads and beautiful deep chords. Big stabby chords burst through and are joined by a reverberating bass that just hangs in the air, lingering on and on adding to the surreal vibe. Sweet melancholic keys contrast perfectly and cut through the lower frequencies to reveal a brighter sound. A super smooth ride into deep house grooves you will not want to miss out on.

#danielray #eyepatchrecordings

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AIRWAVE – DANCE BREAKS VOLUME 2 – NOW EXCLUSIVE ON LOOPMASTERS

Loopmasters proudly welcome back Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave for a brand new collection of inspirational dance breaks and beats designed for all dance music producers looking to add sonic interest to their rhythm tracks way beyond the basic 4×4. Airwave – Dance Breaks Vol2 is a whopping 3.39GB collection of over 600 Royalty Free, punchy electronic drum loops designed to create maximum impact in your productions, featuring a huge sonic range from Ambient Rhythmic Textures to Dark Glitchy Electronica onto Experimental Underground House, Breaks and Driving Techno Drums.

The Collection features 59 crunchy drum loops each with 5 -7 variations on each theme to allow for flexible arranging and mixing. The Loops are all recorded in 24Bit 44.1 KHz in tempos ranging from 64 to 160BPM and come as Acidsed Wav, Rex2 and Apple Loop formats compatible with all the major music software programs.

Airwave released his first records on the infamous Bonzai Label. His countless productions under 35 different aliases (Airwave, Body shock, Cape Town, Planisphere, Fire & Ice, Nova, The Green Martian, Lolo, Cloud 69, Meridian) got him plays by the biggest dj’s on this planet, including DJ Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules, Sasha, John Digweed, Chris Fortier, and Seb Fontaine. So much respect from his fellow colleagues, led him to collaborate with several artists, including Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, M.I.K.E aka Push, Judge Jules, and lately Markus Schulz, Above and Beyond, Andy Moor, and many, many others.

In Detail expect to find 3.39GB of 24Bit 44.1KHz Drum Loops with 59 Drum Loops + Variations, 626 Loops Total and 896 Rex2 Files

All Electronic Dance producers should check out this collection as there is something here for everyone, so make sure you hit play on the demo song and download the free to use taster pack then sample Airwave – Dance Breaks Vol2 Today!

#loopmasters #airwave

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