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We last saw Van on Eyepatch way back in mid 2013 with his ‘Mon Reve EP’. Since then he has released many other works on Bonzai Basiks as well as hosting Bonzai Basik Beat Spain and DJing regularly in Madrid. This time around we have ‘Jean Tonique’ which comes with three stunning remixes.
First up is the Original Mix, the intro eases in with subtle hats and a distant pad that leads to a cool kick. The percussions form up creating a smooth rhythmic vibe and takes us deep into the sound with a brilliant, surreal continuous chord dominating throughout. A super low sub bass reverberates through the sound providing a solid footing as a brilliantly tweaked vocal sample plays through. Superb deep grooves from Van which will be a popular choice no doubt.
Belgian legend Eric Powa B steps up to remix duties with his Deep n Dark Reconstruction Mix. Right from the off we are thrust into Eric’s deep tech world with a super cool kick and deep pulsating bass combo. One thing that stands out here is the precision in the percussion arrangement, tight patterns and classic sounds give off a brilliant vibe with a superb vocal sample that adds character to the track. The break gives up a smooth chord with sharp brass stabs before getting back into the groove with some classic toms. Very classy sound that will do well in any set.
Ittai Barkai ramps things up a gear with his remix. Classic intro with chunky kicks and crispy hats alongside cool rhythmic bongos. A very smooth vocal sample leads nicely into a lush chord as a brilliant offset bass drops in. A truly infectious groove ensues as you get locked into this sound helped along by those cool vocal samples and lush chords. Superb stuff from Ittai and definitely not to be missed.
Lastly in this pack we have Darouge on the remix. Darouge’s last outing ‘Bite The Curb’ saw much support and features on top download sites. The remix intros with a cool kick and hat combo which sets up the track nicely. The bass teases its way in as it hits every other bar before going into full on mode with its gritty edge. Cool vocal samples are met with smooth synth plucks that lead us into a percussion driven break before that bass takes charge once more. Great stuff yet again and a must have track in any playlist.
7th installment in the Pure Tech series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Van Czar, Kini Rao, Charles Ramirez, Moll, Jamez, Jimmy Galle, Sa.Du, Cele, Ozan Kanik, Enrico Caruso, Ozgur Uzar, Jonathan Calvo, Andy Slate, Zolex, Alessan Main, Kevh Ripple, Eric Kanzler, Ed Whitty, The Electric 10, Diego Herrera, Onofrio Conte, Tribal Warriors, Oz Romita, Roderick Fox, HP Vince, John Manning, Redhead, Franky Jones and NaaN.
The pursuit of the vinyl revolution continues as Bonzai stay true to their roots and deliver yet another fine slice of wax. Eyepatched Volume 4 follows on from its predecessors with four supreme cuts filled with all the delights of deep fuelled house.
The master of cool Dimitry Liss gets right into the action with his track ‘Gentle Elton’. Perfectly matched kicks and hats provide a solid base for the flowing rhythms as the bassline cuts through the sound beautifully with a groovy flavour. This is backed up with a soul shaking vocal that will get the toes tapping in no time.
The increasingly popular Yaroslav Lenzyak gives us two superb tracks starting with ‘Jupiter’, a wonderfully lush and surreal deep cut. Nice and simple hats alongside a minimal percussion arrangement that adds a lot of character. A low end droning bass shores up the groove while the big focus is on an awesome array of synth sounds that blend together superbly.
On the flip side Yaroslav treats us to an exclusive for this vinyl release with ‘UTZ’. Very cool and classic sounding drum intro eases beautifully into a smooth deep house vibe. The bassline packs a huge punch as it pulsates through the sound while a nice flowing groove is built. An epic endeavour with beautifully melodic twists that are not to be missed.
The impressive Daniel Ray give us his track ‘Water Tunnel’ with its gritty intro made up of cool percs and a thumpy kick. Raw sounding FX start to take over the sound as a stunning bassline builds the momentum. A wonderful mixture of deep piano chords, strings and guitars add a stunning dynamic and makes this a joy to listen to.
The masterful Airwave lets loose with this solo effort after a recent run of top notch collaborations. As well as the Original, ‘Triangle’ comes with two superb remixes. Laurent remains at the top of his game, his workload as producer and DJ is stacked high but this doesn’t stop him creating exquisite cuts. Lots more lined up for the future that we cannot wait to hear!
The Original is a wondrous trek deep into the heart of progressive house. The intro gets right to the point with a tough edged kick and a very cool arp that captivates throughout. A deep bass holds the track together beautifully as flowing rhythms are built. Stunning pads run through the track in a subtle manner yet pack a huge punch. The synth work is amazing, creating melodies that intertwine perfectly and climaxing at the break. An infectious journey that will keep you coming back for more, great stuff Laurent!
The first remix come from Swedish quartet Inkfish. We first got introduced to these guys through their remix of Nico Parisi’s ‘Caress’ which gained a lot of support, the remix made it into many charts and featured heavily in many sets from top jocks. Here the guys waste no time getting down to business, a nice chunky kick is coupled with a smooth percussion line and the rhythms then begin to flow. The bass creeps in beautifully and is soon joined by a full on arp sequence that gives off a purely energetic vibe as it flows through the track. The break offers up some grungy licks that adds a cool character to the sound before getting right back into the main groove, another top notch effort from these guys and not to be missed.
Solar Fields aka Magnus Birgersson is our next remix artist on this fine track, he is a music composer with a litany of releases including 10 solo albums. We last saw Magnus on Manu Riga’s stunning ‘Everything Comes To An End’ and here is no exception. The intro gets right into the flow with a nice and snappy arp with smooth percussions in the background. The groove gains momentum as distant hats and cymbals come through before a monster kick gets the grooves really flowing. Nice synth pads bring up the rear and offer a cool contrast to the gritty edge. The bassline ramps up the sound big time, a lot of energy comes off it and adds to that gritty feel throughout. A very intense track indeed that will see a lot of action in those tougher sets.
Italian DJ and producer marks his Piston debut with a stunning EP entitled ‘Diggin Time’. Davide has a hugely impressive release list among many top labels and he has worked with some of the best producers around. Davide is also an active DJ playing festivals and radio shows around Europe.
First up we have the Original Mix of ‘Diggin Records’ which intros with a chunky kick and cool percussions that slowly build to a smooth groove as swaying pads sound off in the background. The bass begins its journey and soon evolves into a monster with a vibration that runs deep and will shudder any bass bin it touches. A real cool feature on the track is the vocal that comes to prominence on the break and which sits in contrast with the darker vibe as it brings a freshness to the sound. Top class stuff and a must for any box.
Xander & Niederreiter are Austrian duo Xander Kassian and Niederreiter Markus and they also debut on Piston with their remix on ‘Diggin Records’ and what an effort these guys put in. Big and brash kicks coupled with a nice and crisp hat make for a solid start to the track. The in your face bass starts early as it bubbles up from below before the track suddenly breaks and the tweaked original vocal bursts to life before slamming back into the main track. The bass has transformed beautifully as it almost growls its way through the sound. A real floor shaker here that is not to be missed.
Rounding off this EP we have the superb track ‘Time’. Getting off to a pumping start with a wonderful phat kick and crispy hat combi with the bass joining the party early on. The bass has a darkly sinister vibe that works so beautifully with the synth chords and the equally dark vocal samples. The break is dominated the brilliantly crafted chords that etch out a real cool groove along with the vocal. The track kicks back in with ass shakin power making this a track that you will definitely want in your playlist!
Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco shows up on our Green Martian imprint with the superb ‘When The Run Stops’. This track first seen the light of day at the beginning of this year on Bonzai Elemental. Its original format was smooth downtempo grooves while today we get the full on clubbed up version along with a top notch remix from DJ Shy aka Horizons.
The Club Mix sets off with a real chunky groove as phat kicks creating a pumping rhythm alongside crispy percussions and brilliant sub bass that just sits waiting to pounce. Very much on the tougher side of progressive house the track holds up very well with lots of swirly FX and some fantastic synth play. The break brings back those original melodies which make the transition from chilled out vibes to powerful progressive beats. An amazing turnaround and one that will gain lots of attention no doubt.
Horizons is up next with a superb remix, and what a job he does here. Nice and intense intro as deep pads sweep across an array of FX and subtle percussions which build and build up to a nice and chunky kick before a pulsating offset bass begins to dominate. The bass creates a cool flowing vibe as some fantastic melodies start to take shape, these are further enhance by the unexpected note changes on the bass. The break brings with it a surreal yet blissful atmosphere where you can let loose before slamming right back to this stunning progressive stomper!
MosaiC debuts on Elemental with ‘Time.Lapse’, a surreal three tracker filled with groovy chilled out beats and awesome sound designs.
First up is the title track ‘Time.Lapse’ which intros with a thumpy kick in a shuffling kinda groove. Cool flowing rhythms come through on the percussions which also give an almost tribal feel. A smooth slumbering bass plays through the track and sets the mood perfectly for this joyous ride through chilldom. The track breaks to reveal a melancholic piano melody that sways through the sound beautifully. Wonderfully chilled out vibes you have got to experience.
‘Faces Of War’ intros with a cool chunky kick and subtle percussion line with a smooth bass sound that hypnotises as it builds through the track. A subtle, soft piano melody wistfully plays in the background. A much more aggressive bass takes over and takes the track to a new level as it captivates the mind. Top notch stuff that is a perfect late night companion.
‘Replica’ has a tough edged hip hop theme on the intro with classic scratches and a superb kick and percussion arrangement. A deep sub bass paves the way for a much groovier sliding bassline which marries well with the jazz tinged plinks of the cool piano line. Classic vocal samples are delivered in true turntablist fashion adding great character to the track. A truly mesmerizing track that is not to be missed.
2014 edition of our Ibiza compilation series is now available in all digital stores featuring 50 original tracks and remixes from artists like Rick Wade, Yusuke Yamamoto, Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Joal, Eric Powa B, Moliner, Ittai Barkai, Carlo Caldareri, Pole Folder, Gai Barone, Moshic, Airwave, Yuriy From Russia and many others!
Audio Noir continues his run of top quality EP’s with the brilliant four tracker, ‘R3wind’. Each track takes us on a journey through retro sounds that are garnered with a modern twist.
First up we are transported back to ‘1988’ with a supped up ride into breakbeat and classic house grooves. The intro boasts a full on breakbeat vibe with a few vocal samples coming through. We soon get into a 4/4 pattern as a super cool old school bass fills the sound. The breakdown ushers in some nice strings before slamming right back into the sound along with superb retro synth samples that are instantly recognisable. A bit of the old hardcore on Bonzai Progressive which will draw a lot of attention, no doubt.
‘1989’ intros with a cool percussion line alongside a nice and simple synth. Big chunky kicks soon take over and pack a huge punch. A deep resonating bass come in and a driving rhythm ensues. You will connect instantly with the classic vocal sample, and not only that, you will once again remember ’89 as the hoover sounds dominate. So many elements make up this track and even thought the sounds have been given a modern makeover you will relate in a big way, superb stuff.
Classic breaks are the basis of the intro to ‘1990’, and alongside a well crafted percussion section your dancing feet will be moved involuntarily. Phat kicks and crispy hats keep the rhythms flowing alongside a cool synth line and ultra classic vocal samples. The break down has a wonderful hard edged synth that bounces along and takes us back into the main track with a fantastic deep bass in tow. As if we aren’t spoiled enough, in comes an awesome old school piano riff that will blow the roof off any venue!!
We end this brilliant EP with ‘1991’. Massive chunky kicks provide the intro alongside cool FX and shuffling hats. A huge dominating bassline soon takes over and will be enough to shatter any sound system into submission. In the background we get a taste of some very cool vocal samples while up top we have an infectious synth hook which fits the sound perfectly. The track shifts slightly as the bass intensifies bringing in a gated pattern before coming back around to the main sound, just amazing!
Spanish DJ and producer Andres Boned aka Bonetti debuts on Piston with his superb two tracker entitled ‘My House Of Neglect’.
Andre has been attracted to electronic music and clublife from an early age. In 2010 he decided to get into making his own music. He likes to add his own unique twists on Tech House and Deep House so that his sounds can be enjoyed on the beach or in the club at the same time. Since he released his first track in 2011 on iFrominal he has not looked back, a raft of releases and support from around the world has stood him in good stead and will no doubt keep him on track for an exciting future.
First up is the title track ‘My House Of Neglect’ which gets going with a proper house pumping kick and a sharp hat that combine to give a classic feel. The drum arrangement reaches expert levels as cut outs and shuffling grooves keep the rhythms flowing. A cool vocal sample comes through from time to time giving a true deep house texture to the sound. A sublime gated house chord does the most damage here as it shapes the track beautifully while the bass sits back and carries a solid groove throughout.. The vocal comes though more prominent on the break and tells of a dark tale which fits this sound perfectly. Top notch stuff out of Spain here and a must have in those boxes!
‘The Class War’ intros with a superb classic styled thumping kick and crispy hat combi. Proper House keys begin to fade through as a fantastic spoken vocal begins a very cool narrative that reverberates throughout the track. A very subtle yet highly effective bass just sits at the right level and allows the other sounds solid platform to shine. On the break the chords get a makeover as a groovy riff peek in.
Nice and chunky sounds here and definitely not to be missed.
Tirrenia Vibe are Gerardo Cinquegrana & Luigi D’Esposito, the guys make their Eyepatch debut with this sublime effort entitled ‘Night Falls’ which comes packed with three superb remixes. These guys have been around the scene for almost 20 years, they have a hugely impressive back catalogue within many different genres, while here they are digging into Deep House vibes.
The Original Mix intros with a nice punchy kick and a subtle percussion, a beautiful rolling bass drops in and sets the track up perfectly for a truly sublime ride. A cool wispy pad sweeps over the sound before a short break introduces a melancholic piano. The vocal is very classy with some very cool FX work put in and it works so well with that piano. Great stuff and one to watch!
First up on the remix are studio partners David Jarquin and Daniel Cano aka Jarquin & Cano. They got together in 2013 and their similar styles have gelled beautifully. These two are definitely at the forefront of rising talents and are definitely worth watching. The remix gets right into the heart of the original as the vocal is retained in all its glory. Lush and deep chords sit nicely alongside the deep bass which itself gives the track a nice bounce. Tight drums provide steady rhythms making this a very danceable track indeed. Superb stuff from these guys!
The highly impressive Tali Freaks are up next with their Dirtydeep Mix. We haven’t seen Tali Freaks in a while, their last outing, ‘Let Me Be Into House’ was very well received indeed so it’s good to see them back on remix duty. The remix gets straight down to business with a minimal approach as the kicks and low basses go to work. The vocal is used sparingly and this gives it great character and it works perfectly alongside the synths which have a stuttering effect. The break lets loose a sultry piano riff giving the sound a darker edge. Very nice indeed form the guys!
Gaulois returns to EP after his last track ‘Living On The Music’ won praise from all quarters. Here he sets the remix off with a nice chunky kick and pad that sweeps through beautifully. A short break unleashes the bass that rises up from below with a very cool rhythm attached. The vocal is used nicely here and a cool piano is the perfect companion. The main break sees a very cool hook come through which sits nicely in the sound. An all round classy effort and a must for those deep house boxes.
Russian producer Reflection Soul aka Robert Besmaternykh debuts on Green Martian with the superb two tracker ‘Constellation’. Robert has been around the scene for a while now and his productions always ooze quality. He has seen many releases on various labels and no doubt we will be seeing a lot more from this guy.
First up we have the title track ‘Constellation’ which intros with a very cool filtered sound that fades through and leads up to a full on chunky kick and crisp hat combi. In the background the percussions take shape and create a nice flowing rhythm. The big hitter here is that bassline, it bursts into the sound with a purpose and relentlessly dominates throughout with its infectious groove. Nice melodic sequences squeeze into the track and provide a cool contrast to that bass. This is an epic ride through the deeper side of progressive house and is must for those late night sets.
‘Acoustic’ intros with a rhythmic hat sequence before punching through with a nice phat kick. Cool synths begin to form up before the bass shakes the foundations with its deep, almost growling presence. Melodies start to ease through as the layers build and a superb pad sequence sits perfectly in the sound. The break brings the melodic influences to the fore with a vast array of sounds before getting back to the main track. An awesome slice of prog house that will be a welcome addition in any set.