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S!LK debuts on Piston with his three tracker Argo’s Lullaby. Italian born but raised in USA and South America S!LK has carved out a name for himself among his peers with superb releases across many labels. When DJing he likes to keep things interesting while mixing up genres and keeping the floor pumping. In producing he adds atmospherics in unlikely places with top results and it is this type of workmanship that gains lots of respect.
First up we have the deep Argo’s Lullaby with its smooth intro boasting a low end kick and layered percussions building effortlessly. Nice and tight arrangements which give off a rhythmic vibe as cool FX add textures in the background. A subtle intensity builds in the sound as we head to the break where wonderfully layered sounds create a stunning atmosphere with a groovy edge. Great stuff that will do well in those deeper loosened up sets.
Mutafuka Say is up next and gets right into the groove as chunky kicks are contrasted with crispy hats and tight drum patterns. Deep chords provide a solid groove and sit perfectly in the sound. Vocal samples add a very cool dynamic and come to the fore on the break with great effect. After the break we settle into a relentless hypnotic groove for the duration. Top notch stuff and not to be missed.
Red Pill intros with a cool percussion arrangement before punchy kicks take over with a smooth vocal sample in the background. Deep house synths take us up to a super groovy bassline that gives the track a dancey vibe. Expertly crafted drum patterns keep the rhythms flowing as those synths dominate the track. Superb cut from S!LK that will no doubt turn a few heads.
Russian producer EmLab delivers his next Green Martian outing with the two tracker Carnatic EP. We last saw him with his debut track Sirenes and more recently on remix duties for Onz!e’s This Is Dream.
First up we have the title track Carnatic with its nice punchy kick led intro with subtle percussive elements in the background. Cool rising FX take us into a bass arp with hair raising note changes as melodies sweep across the sound. The break unleashes a beautifully serene setting as wispy pads ebb and flow. A wonderfully rich plucked melody captivates as it leads us back into that infectious bassline. Top quality stuff yet again that will have you hooked throughout.
Lip Service sets off with a cool low end kick that gets you right in the gut as percussions ease their way into the sound. A short break brings with it a smooth droning bass that meanders through the groove as sharp synth hits rise and fall. A nice steady groove is born and takes us to the break where a slightly darker tone is adopted. Deep bass synths are contrasted with brighter pads resulting in a melancholic flavour. Superb FX bring lots of different textures before getting back to the main track to continue our journey through this wonderfully hypnotic slice of progressive bliss.
Tallinn’s finest are back with their long awaited follow up to The Crown with You Know Why on Bonzai Progressive. November 2013 was their last full release but they have been very busy indeed with remix duties for Phi Phi & Airwave, Ecco, Cordoba and Matan Caspi. The original gets a rework from four of Bonzai’s top remixers to satisfy our progressive addictions.
The Original Mix intros with a cool round of percussions before a nice punchy kick joins the fun as vocal samples come through. A deep and laidback bass provides the perfect platform for the progressive house vibes to flourish here and are matched beautifully with a flowing rhythmic percussion section. Cool housey stabs come through as a more progressive inspired synth makes the rounds. The break reveals a bright melodic string that adds lush tones to the vibe. Top notch effort yet again from Zas and Sanze.
Top Bonzai artist Nico Parisi is up first to remix and what a fine job he does yet again. Nico as usual remains a very busy guy in the studio and on the road gigging. His latest remix for Matan Caspi has been performing very well indeed and his newest track Napoli By Night will no doubt follow suit. Here Nico turns up the progressive dial a few notches with a nice deep grooving track. The original elements are well represented with the bass walking along beautifully as big chunky kicks dominate the sound. The vocal samples come through perfectly and add to the darker tones. On the break we see wonderful contrasts as the strings pitch above the deeper vibe resulting in a must have cut for those late night sessions.
Crocy is next up for his remix and again we see top quality delivery for a top quality artist. Recently we were treated to his own latest cut, a reworking of Recht, as well as remixes for Nico Parisi and Steve Sai. The remix here intros with a nice and bright crispy hat and sharp clap combi with vocal samples coming in. The punchy kicks give way to a brilliantly crafted bassline that filters into a superb grooving house vibe as the synths dish out their subtle melodies. A super tight arrangement with a huge dancefloor appeal that will no doubt feature among many.
Jakhira delivers a top notch remix as you’d expect with his trademark house elements shining through beautifully. Right from the off you know you’re in for a good time as crispy percussions form up a solid rhythmic base. Well rounded, punchy kicks are joined by a groovy chord riff that will get the dancing feet moving easily. A cool plucky bassline keeps the groove flowing brilliantly as the layers continue to build with the addition of classy synth stabs. The break unleashes a fantastic deep bass pad as the synths continue their journey with the addition of some funky keys to shake things up a bit. Superb stuff from this Jakhira as always and no doubt this will feature heavily in many sets.
Rion Oidua rounds off this stunning remix pack with his own stunning cut. Since October 2013 Rion has featured on many remix rosters across various labels within the Bonzai realm, and each time he always surpasses expectations with quality work. This time around we see his progressive traits shine through as the track intros with a classic kick and hat combi that will always get feet moving. A deep and moody synth is joined by cool vocal samples and leads us up to a fantastic stand out plucked bass that just sits perfectly in the track. Cool house vibes come off the synths and pad chords as a smooth string melody eases in. The break lets loose with big stabby synth chords that take the track on a bit of an oldskool tangent with stunning results before settling back into this solid progressive house groove. A definite must have.
Orquesm debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning three track DragOn. Orquesm are a Dutch DJ and producer duo aka Jeffrey Bakker & Michael Ulrich. They started out in the nineties playing at some of the biggest nights in the Netherlands including Waakzaamheid club and Renaissance. Their style varies depending on what they feel like producing, and to date they have a very impressive list of releases to their name. We are delighted to have the guys on board here at Bonzai and are excited about the times ahead.
The title track DragOn gets us going with a cool punchy kick with a rich string ebbing and flowing in the background. The first break introduces some very cool FX and a short vocal sample before getting right into full on mode as the deep seeded bass works its magic. Intensity builds as the synths embark on their hypnotic journey culminating with some stunning understated riffs. A myriad of FX go off in the background add beautifully woven layers and textures. The main break brings unleashes a seemingly haphazard synth display that adds so much weight to the sound. A brilliantly crafted progressive workout that is not to be missed.
Flooding intros with a filtered kick and bass combi that just teases us as it makes its way towards a wonderfully rich and energetic arrangement. The kicks are transformed into a big punchy hitters as the lush rolling bass generates energy. Multiple FX bring cool textures to the sound and before you know it you’re locked right into its stunning groove. This merciless journey is further enhance with the introduction of a superb sub bass that weaves in and out of different acid phases giving off a stomping driving groove. Top notch stuff.
Spoeling sets off with a cool percussion arrangement with various layers building the sound up nicely. A deep and dark bassline soon commands the tracks direction as phat kicks dish out a cool breaks groove. Bright synths and pads provide smooth melodic sequences on the break and are in perfect contrast to the darker tones of the track, resulting in a very dynamic sound that will no doubt appeal to many.
Italian DJ and producer duo Davide and Michele Di Chiara aka Di Chiara Brothers debut on Piston with the two track Come With Us EP. The guys have been DJing together for quite a while and in 2010 they got into producing. Since then they have notched up a hugely impressive back catalogue featuring on many labels with a focus mainly on Deep and Tech House.
Come With Us intros with a smooth percussion arrangement and is joined soon after by a nice chunky kick and a bass that walks through the groove beautifully. More percussive layers are added and create a nice flowing rhythmic vibe while the filters take the sound to near silence. A cool vocal arrives adding a wonderful character to the sound before we are slammed right back into a deep tech fuelled ride. A truly relentless monster that will light up any floor.
I Understood brings a fresh wave of deep tech house. Percussion heavy arrangements will get those asses shakin in no time as a nice phat kick thumps out the deeper elements. The bass takes shape with long notes dishing out perfectly pitched lower end frequencies. The big hitter here are the vocal samples which dominate throughout as classic snippets are instantly recognisable. Big pumping dancefloor tune which will be a feature in many sets no doubt.
For our release number 42, we welcome back our Romanian artist Iosupescu Lucian! His newest EP is known by the name of Omega and contains two absolute bombs! This is the second EP from Iosupescu Lucian at Monog and, after the success of his debut “Drug dealer” EP, the expectations where extremely high but guess what? He will not disappoint you! The two tracks composing Omega are very “Romanian style”. Addictive rhythm, a strong influence of dub techno and an enormous amount of details. The title of the first track gives the name of EP and have in her DNA a strong dark and enigmatic feeling coupled with an evolving groove. On the B side, we have “Curcubeu”, a deep and intense gem, with loads of details and a strong dub vibe. We absolutely felt in love with this EP and we are very curious about what’s coming next from Iosupescu Lucian!
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Progressive House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Airwave, DJ Fire, Van Bellen, Manu Riga, Cid Inc., Nico Parisi, Inkfish, Phi Phi, Rise And Fall, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Relaunch, Solar Fields, Moshic, Philthy Chit and Matan Caspi.
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Tech House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Stefano Noferini, Metodi Hristov, Mindgamers, Sa.Du, The French Connection, Ecco, Fab Code, Kernel Key, Oz Romita, Van Czar, Hilal Tekschneider, Project KF and Mark Prades.
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Mindgamers, Metodi Hristov, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Rishi K., Frank Le Fever, Ewan Pearson, Wonji, Scrub, Barbara Wahnon, Dave Nash, Crocy, Eric Powa B, Ecco and Diego Alvez.
Piston Recordings joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Deep House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Jay Tripwire, Rick Wade, Rogerio Martins, Accatone, Rob Small, Mute:, Brett Lawrence, Dimitry Liss, JR From Dallas, Lurob, Marcus Raute, Mann & Klamm and DOS.