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AUDIO NOIR – BROOKLYN XPRESS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

On fire Australian DJ and producer Audio Noir is back again with another of his top notch creations with Brooklyn Xpress. Audio Noir is one of those producers that always delivers, he has an insight into where sounds originated and has the ability to transfer that sound with today’s technology. This skill is evident in all he produces, most notably with his last two incarnations R3WIND and Pressure. Brooklyn Xpress comes with three superb remixes making up this stunning slice of prog.

The Original Mix intros with a round of cool percussions and a hypnotic delayed bass note, these are soon joined by a nice chunky kick which gets us into full swing. Sublime synths weave in and out of the sound and give off a true progressive house vibe. The first break reveals the stunning bassline that just seems to materialise out of nowhere and adds a driving force to the sound. Cool FX fill the spaces and we are on our way into a world full of deep and dark grooves. The main break lets loose with surreal pads accompanied by a luscious vox and eases us back into the main track for the duration. Top quality yet again and not to be missed.

In-demand producer and remix artist Steve Sai is up first on remix duties with his superb take on the original. Steve has a knack of always pushing out quality cuts of his own and remixes alike. His sounds are featured regularly in many sets and download portals. With a new single on the way very soon we are always delighted to see his work come through the office. The remix intros with a huge chunky kick that will get any floor on the move. Subtle percussions provide a smooth rhythmic feel and short synth stabs build the layers up nicely. The track bursts right into full swing as the fantastic offset bass takes full control of the sound perfectly. Cool FX and one shot hits are evident through and add textures within the layers. Surreal atmospherics come through on the break as the bass continues to reign before slamming right back into the groove, superb stuff from Steve.

Alex Vidal returns to Bonzai Progressive after his debut, Solar Citadel was very well received indeed. No stranger to deep progressive vibes Alex has a keen eye for marrying sounds with ease. Here he sets out on a truly awesome journey as nice, well rounded kicks are contrasted with sweeping melodic pads that seem to float just above the arrangement beautifully. The track settles in as a fantastic deep bass bubbles up from below and dominates for the duration. The break gets groovy with those pads working wonders alongside a gated synth and a superb vocal before coursing effortlessly back to the main groove. Excellent stuff and a definite must have.

Deuzler is up next for remix duty and transforms the original brilliantly. He is an admirer of electronic music who has been around for many years in the Mexican scene, nine years as DJ and three years as a producer. He recently made his Bonzai debut with the stunning Go Toward The Light. Here he sets the remix off with a punchy kick and tight percussion arrangement. A groovy analog bass pulsates through the sound as it hits the offset notes creating a bouncy groove. Cool arps weave in and out of the sound and sit perfectly with metallic styled FX. A wispy pad meanders through on the break and the bass note change adds a new perspective. Classy stuff and a must for any set no doubt.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #stevesai #alexvidal #deuzler

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ECCO – SWITCH (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Ecco returns to Bonzai Progressive after a short hiatus with the superb Switch featuring three top notch remixes from top quality artists. We last saw Ecco on remix duty for Eric Powa B’s track Sunshine and we are delighted to see him back in action yet again.

Switch intros with a smooth drum arrangements that features muted kicks and a strong metallic feel. The kicks evolve into nice and punchy hits aits as percussions begin to form up flowing rhythms. A deep bubbling bassline shores up the rear and gets the track into full gear. The break offers up some cool synth pads creating a surreal atmospheric vibe which combines beautifully with the deep nature of the track. Nice deep, dark and long progressive for those darker rooms.

Dynamic duo Mindgamers are up first on remix duty with their stunning cut. The guys had recently remixed Matan Caspi’s Just Let Go receiving great support and have also been busy DJing. We are always excited when their work hits the office and we are in for a treat here. Straight from the off we get an upbeat kinda vibe off the chunky kicks and subtle percussions, the multi layered bass also gives the vibe a nice bounce to it. Sharp and rhythmic hats lift the sound up a notch alongside some superb synths and textured licks that give the sound a funky side. A definite must have for any party and not to be missed.

German DJ and producer Manuel Palmitesta debuts on Bonzai Progressive as offers up the next remix. Manuel has seen releases on many labels over the last few years and he always gains lots of support, and we are sure that this effort will turn a few heads. The track intros with a punchy kick and classic percussion set up with an in your face hypnotic siren styled synth note that dominates the sound. A very subtle yet effective bass sits in the rear and binds the track together beautifully. On the break a techy element filters into the sound as the percussions keep the groove flowing before we slam right back into full swing with an air raid siren for good measure. Top notch stuff.

Phat Traktor aka Spanish DJ and producer Jose Vinilo returns after his brilliant debut track Voyage gained much support. Here he takes the remix on a sublime journey into the deeper side of progressive house. The track intros with dark drums and a pulsating bassline as various percussions begin to filter through setting the dark tone of the sound. A tech styled synth swirls in the background as brighter lick comes through. A deep and hypnotic slice that will sit perfectly in those darker sets.

#ecco #bonzaiprogressive #mindgamers #manuelpalmitesta #phattraktor

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DANNY EM – SHADES OF SUMMER EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Danny eM aka Daniel Martinetti debuts on Piston with the outstanding three track Shades Of Summer EP. Based in Lima, Peru Danny is influenced by Chicago House and New York Garage. He has released on Audionumb in Peru and on Form and Function in the UK. Support for his music comes from all over and we are delighted to have him on board.

First up we have the title track Shades Of Summer with is filtered intro that slowly forms into a warm and lush groovy joint. Nice big chunky kicks are joined with a classic styled percussion section that packs a smooth rhythm. A deep rising bass gives off a cool garage theme and deep piano notes keep the vibe firmly in the house arena. The track is topped of beautifully with some amazing gospel style vocal giving the track so much character, a definite must have here that will keep any party on the move.

Devotion intros with a sublime wavering synth and a smooth percussion line giving a laidback feel to the sound. A deep and droning bass comes through and dominates as the kicks get into their 4×4 groove. Tight drum arrangements dish out various patterns keeping a steady rhythm as the layers build. A distant vocal sample is the perfect addition here and works well with subtle synth licks which become a main feature. Deep dark and moody, perfect for late night ventures.

New Beginning sets off with a deep bassy vibe with subtle percussions sitting on top. Out of the blue a monster kick appears and takes full control of the sound as those droning basses continue in the background. Sinister sounding dark melodies ooze melancholy in a beautiful way and we are on course for a journey into the deeper side of house. Excellent stuff that will appeal to many for sure.

#dannyem #pistonrecordings

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ALFONSO MUCHACHO – DESPINA (GREEN MARTIAN)

Alfonso Muchacho debuts on Green Martian with Despina. DJ and producer Alfonso learned his craft at underground parties across the UK. His remixes and productions are widely supported by some of the biggest names in the scene and his ridiculous work ethic ensures that his tracks will continue to fill the sets of the world’s biggest progressive DJs.

First up we have Range Park with its smooth progressive flowing vibe. Floating synths bring that progressive house vibe to life as chunky kicks and rhythmic percussions provide a solid beat. A deep, throbbing offset bass envelopes the sound and takes it a little deeper as contrasting melodic flavours filter through. Very cool and dancey cut here which is not to be missed.

Despina gets into full progressive house mode with a stunningly mesmerizing synth that captivates throughout the track. Tight drums keep the groove moving as a fantastic bassline takes control. Melancholic melodies flow as a myriad of arps and synths weave together to provide a surreal atmosphere. Nice, deep and hypnotic progressive grooves fit for any party, not to be missed.

#alfonsomuchacho #greenmartian

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CASUALTEES – SIRENS EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Casualtees debuts on Eyepatch with this fantastic four tracker, Sirens EP.

First up we have Sirens with its sophisticated deep house strain manifested in nice chunky kicks and crispy hats to the backdrop of tight percussions. A smooth deep chord runs through the sound, ebbing and flowing with a teasing gesture. Layers build beautifully as varying textures add character. The bass comes through in various forms creating a solid groove making this a true deep house mover.

Smash The Cricket takes the groove deeper with a sublime display. Punchy kicks and rhythmic percussions will have the floors moving no doubt. Spacey synths combine with expertly crafted FX setting the tone beautifully as this super tight production weaves its magic. A surreal collection of sounds that will get any party rocking.

It’s Done intros with a cool muted kick and crispy hat combi as other percussions fade through. The kicks transform into deep pounding hits alongside a super low bass that reverberated through the sound. Smooth rhythms form up as we are led into a world of deep tech grooves with a big focus on the bass which is where the punch comes from. A definite must for those darker sets.

Nite Nite sets off with a classic kick and hat intro and gives the track a nice bounce. Deep throbbing basses soon take control as the groove ramps up a notch and brings a true deep tech vibe. Tightly arranged percussions give off a cool steady rhythm as you find yourself locked squarely into this groove. Tough and raw sounding vibes that will be turning a few heads all over.

#casualtess #eyepatchrecordings

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METRONOMES – MADAM BUTTERFLY (PROGREZ)

Metronomes are back at Progrez with their fantastic three tracker entitled Madam Butterfly. The guys have been busy since their last offering with a spot on Bonzai Basik Beats and a superb remix on Steve Sai’s Stardust. Here they dig out their best progressive skills once again for a brilliant ride on the progressive highway.

First up we have Madam Butterfly which sets us off with a pulsing bass alongside cool percussive elements before a punchy kick comes slamming in to get the groove into full swing. The bass delivers a deep grooving vibe and is contrasted beautifully with sweet piano licks. The break offers a little respite before the track really gets going on its sublime journey. Various basses combine perfectly and are joined by some mesmerizing synths throughout. Expertly arranged and in your face progressive house that will be a feature on many sets for sure, not to be missed.

Fantasma intros with a droning bass sound alongside crispy hats and is soon joined by a nice and punchy kick. A sub bass begins to bubble up from to the backdrop of some quality FX work which provides lots of beautiful textures. A dark atmosphere is formed as the layers build resulting in a deep progressively charged groove that will work brilliantly in the darker rooms no doubt.

Dead Tourist begins life with a series of sinister sounding FX and cool percussions. Deep resonating basses add the perfect platform for the track to evolve as they transform into a rolling line injecting energy. Very cool scattered synths provide smooth textures and on the break these become more prominent. The main break is a masterclass in bass structure as various levels of low end drones and pulses merge into a superb sequence. Brilliant stuff from the guys and most definitely not to be missed.

#metronomes #progrez

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MATT HOLLIDAY – DEAR LORRAINE (L*C*D* RECORDINGS)

Fresh and talentful Matt Holliday from England is back on LCD and how! Dear Lorraine is a pure smasher for every progressive and trance fan. To make it complete on the “flip side”, Lost In Translation is for us as good. Put simply the genius of this man seems to know no boundaries. Set to rock your progressive dance floor, courtesy of Matt!

#mattholliday #lcdrecordings

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PHI PHI & AIRWAVE – VANILLA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Phi Phi & Airwave’s newest collaboration session has produced another stomper with Vanilla. It’s stunning the work these guys put in, a dedication that always pays off. Their last outing, The Horn was a huge success and we have no doubt this will follow suit. Vanilla comes with no less than four top quality remixes that will appeal to many.

The Original Mix kicks us off as an already established groove finds its way into our brains. Big phat kicks will have those dancing feet moving in no time and the tight percussion patterns provide for steady rhythms throughout. Layers begin to form up with the addition of some cool sub basses that sit on top of a stomping, pulsing bassline. The break reveals a stunning atmospheric sequence filled with ethereal pads and break beats that give off a darker progressive vibe. Hints of melodies filter through as the track climaxes back into the main sound to continue this wonderful journey to its conclusion, epic stuff.

The Stripped Down Original Mix is a much more clubby affair with the focus bearing down on the drum patterns and percussion arrangements. We get some very cool FX that add contrasting textures to the bubbly bassline that sits perfectly underneath the sound. An acid type arp teases and you find yourself wanting it to burst out and take control. The break unleashes dark pads that hold intense vibes, break beats ensue and we soon get locked back into this hypnotic groove. Definitely a contender for many playlists, not to be missed.

Gai Barone is up next with his superb remix. Gai is a firm favourite here at Bonzai and we are always delighted to hear his works. Currently working with other artists as well as his own material we are sure to be seeing a lot more from this guy in the future. Pounding kicks and surreal atmospheres bring the remix to life. A deep droning bass note rises up and is joined by haunting voices as we settle into a deep progressive groove. Beautifully arranged note changes and the addition of some very cool classic styled arps bring in a euphoric feeling to the sound. The break conjures up a mystical scene as those calming voices are joined by swirling melodic pads and strings to the backdrop of that ever pulsing bass. A subtle climax gets us back into full swing on this epic ride, a must have track in your collection.

Argentinean producer Hector Sawiak returns to remix duties after his stint on Chantola’s Don’t You Know back in the summer of 2013. Here he takes the track on a sublime journey into prog with a smooth pulsating offset bass against a steadily flowing rhythmic drum arrangement. Cool FX litter the sound beautifully as the bass begins to become a real driving force. Hypnotic melodies form up out of the synths as the break offers up a medley of bass structures that lead us back into the main groove for the duration of this exquisite journey.

LoQuai turns up on remix duty with another of his stomping cuts. We haven’t seen LoQuai at Bonzai since his last escapade Flying Fortress alongside studio partner Shimmer. He has been busy though with top class releases across various labels, still one to watch for the future. The remix sets off into a world full of flowing progressive grooves that captivate beautifully. Cascading pads score cool melodies into your mind and keep you hooked into the sound. Wonderfully arranged drums will keep the feet dancing along with that deep and lush bass. A track that is not to be missed for sure.

#phiphi #airwave #bonzaiprogressive #gaibarone #hectorsawiak #loquai

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MATAN CASPI FEATURING MYKLE ANTHONY – DANGEROUS CHANGE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matan’s newest release Dangerous Change features the vocal talents of Mykle Anthony and comes backed up with two stunning remixes. His last outing Just Let Go featured heavily on download portals and playlists alike and no doubt we are in for a real treat with this latest offering.

The Original Mix gets us going in a full on progressive flow as the intro eases in with cool kicks and sweeping pads. The kicks gets buffed up with a punch and is joined by a deep bubbling bass giving a dancey vibe to the sound. The vocals begin to filter through with little one shots that set the scene for Mykle to showcase his wonderful talent. Deep and thoughtful lyrics are the perfect companion to this sound and are further enhanced with a brilliant melodic sequence on the break. Floorfilling stuff yet again from Matan and not to be missed.

Nico Parisi gives us his Deep Sofa Remix and delivers an absolute stunner. Nico has recently released a few gems that have gotten huge support from many quarters and currently has plenty more in the works. He is a constant presence at big events around Belgium and will feature on Bonzai’s stage at Tomorrowland 2014. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick and a round of soulful vocal shots that set the pace brilliantly. The bass sits back while packing a punch alongside some cool synths and a gritty riff that sweeps by. The track mesmerizes as it takes us to the break where the vocal comes to the fore and the synths become more prominent before settling back into this deep and lush progressive groove. Great stuff.

Davide Catania turns up at the remix desk with his pumping take on the original. We last saw Davide on his Desert Sky release on Green Martian and more recently on AnLight’s track No Advance. Here Davide raises the bar as he gets right into a full on progressive stomper. Phat kicks and cool percussions are laden with subtle downward arps as a swirling synth pad fades through with the amazing vocal on top. The bassline soon takes control as it powers through the sound beautifully giving off that strong prog vibe we love. The vocals are just stunning and blend seamlessly alongside the piano riffs. The break offers up a cool sax riff that really sets the track off and works so well with the piano and vocal. One to watch here and will no doubt be the choice of many.

#matancaspi #mykleanthony #bonzaiprogressive #nicoparisi #davidecatania

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MIGUEL REIS – BOOM BAM (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Miguel Reis is back at Piston with Boom Bam. His last release Classic Motherfucker Record was well received and landed a spot on Piston’s Ghetto Tales EP Volume 2.

Boom Bam intros with a super tight drum arrangement that provides a cool shuffling groove with the help of subtle percussion. A catchy vocal is very distinctive throughout and puts the track at the dancey side of the tracks. The groovy bass is a big feature and will no doubt shake the speakers at any club. AS the track evolves we are led into a world full of expertly tweaked FX and erotic vocal snippets that keep the sound firmly at the deeper end making this a definite must for the darker rooms out there.

Dancefloor sets off with a bass heavy sequence which is contrasted with bright tinkling percussions. Classic vocal samples filter through as sublime strings and melodic pianos clash. We are taken into the main track with a brilliant vocal sample that leads to a tough kick and deep bass combi with contrasting open hats. The groove builds as various percussive instruments get the rhythms flowing resulting in a very urban feeling sound. Superbly constructed piece that will turn a few heads for sure.

#miguelreis #pistonrecordings

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MOLL – AT THE DAWN EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Moll returns to Basiks with his latest offering, At The Dawn EP. Moll always delivers and his last outing Tech-On proved a favourite among many. This time around we are treated to three deep tech cuts that will burn up floors all over no doubt.

First up we have the title track At The Dawn with haunting intro that soon turns into a full on driving deep tech ride with punchy kicks, smooth percussions and a cool deep throbbing bass. Whispered vocals add a sinister element as those haunting pads sweep through the sound. A real proper dark themed sound with a pumping groove that will turn a few heads for sure.

Premonition sets off with cool percussion patterns and a muted kick, a deep growling bass bubbles up from the depths and soon takes control of the sound. A strong and rhythmic experience ensues a darker themes are introduced. Well crafted FX are perfectly placed within the sound for maximum effect and we are led into a world of deep techno vibes. Top notch yet again from Moll and not to be missed.

Anonymous takes a minimal approach as classic styled kicks and hats provide a steady rhythm to the backdrop of rising and falling FX. Cool vocal samples pop up and add a gritty texture to the sound as the bassline sits back in just the right spot with its throbbing power. Smooth minimal vibe that will be a main feature in sets for sure.

#moll #bonzaibasiks

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RAJIV JAY – LOVERS EP (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

Rajiv Jay makes his SRUR debut with this brilliant three tracker, Lovers EP. Hailing out of the Netherlands this DJ and producer loves to delve into upbeat sounds through to techno and tech house. In 2013 he started his own parties called tech.fabrik in Hoofddorp where he is able to showcase his skills. Now producing he feels proud to deliver his works to the dance floor, we have no doubt these will be well received.

First up is Strangers with its percussion fuelled intro that is soon joined by a chunky kick and throbbing bass combi. Steady rhythms will keep the floors moving as quirky vocals begin to filter through. The break keeps the vibe going with cool modulations on the drums and bass. A brilliant bouncy tune for the floors and a definite must.

Freaks intros with a heavy kick and sharp hat combi as percussions are filtered through. A classy strolling bassline ensues and the tech begins to flow out of the sound beautifully. The drum arrangements are top notch as varying patterns etch out cool rhythms. Short vocal samples add textures and on the break the track transforms into a sublime techno workout with superb keys, before slamming right back into full swing, excellent stuff.

Lovers goes into full on tech mode, big phat kicks are joined by a myriad of hats and cymbals as a fantastic throbbing bassline sets the mood. The arrangement gathers pace with the addition of layered percussions and well crafted FX. On the breaks we are exposed to a sublime detuned piano sequence that gives the track its true tech roots before we are thrust right back into full on mode after a heavy build up for the duration, top notch debut from Rajiv.

#rajivjay #soundsrusrecordings

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