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OZ ROMITA – IDIOTS – REMIXED (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

Our next SRUR release is a remix package with something for everyone. No less than six top remixers have been drafted to unleash their skills on Oz Romita’s Idiots. Idiots first saw the light of day way back in February 2012, it was also the very first release on Oz’s brand new Sounds R Us Recordings, a label that has grown into a very recognisable brand with a distinctive music output which is supported throughout the world. SRUR boss Oz continues to be at the forefront when it comes to quality, his staggering back catalogue is testament to this as well as the huge support from DJ’s, producers and fans alike. Lots more is planned for 2015 so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

First up on remix duty is Ozan Kanik who is fresh off the back of his Adults Only which saw great support since its December 2014 release. From the off we are thrust into an energetic Techno monster with solid beats and a fantastic rolling bassline. Crispy open hats give cool contrasts between the deeper bass elements and provide for a steady rhythmic vibe. Cool chords litter the background as spicy FX add wonderful textures to the sound. A subtle synth note gives a whole new dimension as we continue on this relentless ride through Techno. A definite monster of a track that will have floors jumping for sure.

Tash aka Greek DJ and producer Tassos Papagiannoulis debuts on SRUR with this superb remix. Tassos was surrounded by music as a child and this had a huge impact in his growing. He would go on to organise music events from just 13 years old, late, he would begin to play at many venues in his hometown. In 2005 he formed DJM Productions where he would continue to grow his event roster. Having graced the decks with many very famous DJ’s and played at some of the world’s top venues, Tassos brings a wealth of experience to the table. The remix intros with a flourish as nice and phat kicks a licked with scattered percussions before a smooth synth rises up bringing a Tech flavour. A wonderfully warm driving bass surfaces soon after and gets the track firmly into its groove. A very smooth and rich pad eases into the sound and brings a wonderful, almost uplifting melancholic vibe to the sound before we get right back down to the business end of this Tech stomper. This one will not disappoint.
Moll steps into the remix arena next with his superb slice. Moll’s At The Dawn on Bonzai Basiks back in the summer of 2014 performed very well indeed. He also had a stint on Club Traxx – Dark & Deep 2. Much more to come from Moll so stay tuned. Here he gets right into a Techno flow from the off as bright, crispy hats line up against snappy claps and a muted kick. Cool FX filter through as we are blasted with a superb punchy kick that pounds out a steady rhythm. A warm bass shores up the low end beautifully and leave room for expertly crafted synths to dominate. The break is a masterclass in effects as the mids and highs get put through their paces before we are slammed back into the groove. Tight mixing and a brilliant slice of Techno that will sit well in any set.

Italian DJ and producer Francesco Dinoia delivers a truly sublime Tech cut with his remix. Francesco started to get interested in DJing from a young age, he soon developed the skills needed which also led him into the producing world. After just a few years he has notched up quite an impressive repertoire of releases across many labels. A talent worth keeping an eye on for sure. On the remix he brings his Tech flavours to the fore. The intro delivers a punchy kick with a crispy offset closed hat that brings a sharp edge to the sound. A deep bass sits perfectly on the low end as various percussions and drums provide a solid rhythmic platform. Deep rooted, relentless grooves that are sure to be a firm favourite among many.

Netherlands based DJ and producer Rajiv Jay returns to SRUR with his fantastic remix. Rajiv debuted here back in the Summer of 2014 with Lovers EP which gained much support. He also got a run out on our Muzika Volume 8 which also saw great support. Here he toughens up the groove with a raucous Techno offering. The intro sets off with a solid driving beat filled with low end kicks and sharp hats. A wonderful chord sequence filters up and gets the groove rocking for the duration. Tight drum patterns keep the rhythm flowing as that chord sequence comes to prominence. The break warms up the chords before we get churned back into the main sound. A rip roaring energy driven slice that will have floors bouncing.

Rod B. Rounds up this superb package with his remix. We last saw Rob back in Spring 2014 when he teamed up with JPhilipps on their wonderful remix for Dany Cohiba’s Liquid Cha. Rod does what he does best and injects the grooves with infectious amounts of Tech House that force you to move. The track subtly builds with distant hats and snappy snares before a phat kick takes over. Superb drum patterns bring a steady rhythm before the track breaks to reveal the star of the show. The bass walks through the sound beautifully with its warm tones and groovy licks. A robotic voice accompanies the sound on the main break before we head back into the main track. Stunning effort here that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#ozromita #soundsrusrecordings #ozankanik #tash #francescodinoia #rajivjay #rodb

19 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

VECHIGEN – THE GUEST HOUSE (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

Rotterdam based Vechigen return to Elemental after a short hiatus with the wonderfully chilled The Guest House. We last saw this superb artistic group back in May 2014 with Heart Of Croatia and you can expect to be blown away yet again with their brand of totally blissed out vibes.

First up is Chapter One which intros with a cool stuttering hat and a lush swelling pad. A beautifully warm deep bass rises alongside a distant vocal that brings a sweet melodic flow to the sound. Very subtle break beats provide a smooth rhythmic vibe that allows you to lose yourself in the sound. Wonderfully sequenced piano melodies are the highlight of this experience, cascading arps contrast beautifully with softer single hits resulting in a truly uplifting sound. Perfect.

Chapter Two follows on from the first chapter and keeps the focus on those wonderful melodies that are played out with a beautiful piano and rising pads. The main difference between the two is on this track, after the mid-point, a much more intense sequence follows with the introduction of a subtle synth melody and superb flute sequence that really captures the imagination. Simply stunning.

#vechigen #bonzaielemental

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CLUB TRAXX – DARK & DEEP 2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Traxx continues its foray into the world of deep progressive grooves with Dark & Deep 2. Delve into the purest progressive sounds and lose yourself inside cascading melodic and hypnotizing rhythms. Twenty carefully selected cuts from top artists including Antonio Citarella, Manu Riga, Onofrio Conte, Ecco, Metronomes, Ben Solar, Kintar, Rise and Fall, Orquesm, Steve Sai, Nico Parisi, Gai Barone, Audio Noir, Sa.Du, Ego Progressus, James Gill, Moll, David R Maddocks, Beyond Beats, Phat Traktor, Gilbert Ramos will be the tonic for your weekend and beyond.

#bonzaiprogressive #bensolar #manuelpalmitesta #riseandfall #sadu #antoniocitarella #onofrioconte #manuriga #metronomes #ecco #kintar #orquesm #stevesai #nicoparisi #gaibarone #audionoir #egoprogressus #jamesgill #moll #davidrmaddocks #beyondbeats #phattraktor #gilbertramos

13 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JWM – WILD SOUL (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

JWM is a Russian musician and producer based in St. Petersburg and here she makes her Bonzai debut with the sublime Wild Soul which also comes backed up with two superb remixes. From an early age she was surrounded by music as his parents enrolled her in music school where she studied music theory for 7 years and she particularly enjoyed piano and choir. In 2002 she was listening to radio stations and discovered electronic music which she describes as a breathtaking experience. A few years later she got a new computer with Logic Pro 5.0 and spent many hours learning how the software works, with no internet and no manual she navigated her way through Logic, creating and composing to find her own unique style.

First up we have the Original Mix with its tribalistic tones being played out with the help of a brilliant percussion arrangement. On top of this a nice chunky kick holds everything together and paves the way for the fantastic gritty bassline to take control. Cool ethnic flavours come through with chanting that will raise the hairs on your neck for sure. At the midway point a surprising twist occurs when super sweet melodic strings are brought in which provide very stark contrasts and work so well with the deeper elements. A proper deep progressive sound that is not to be missed.

One of Bonzai’s most popular remixers and overall workhorse Manu Riga, delivers us the superb Ethnology Remix. The last year has been a bumper one for Manu, he has seen several works released as well as a multitude of remixes that have all been very much well received. His last outing with DJ Fire entitled No Time Left saw great support across the board and featured heavily on top download sites. Some big changes and surprises are in the pipeline as Manu embarks on a slightly different direction as he strikes up new partnerships and readies more of his outstanding work, keep an eye out for more in the coming months. The remix is a new approach for Manu as he takes the original mix and dissects it beautifully to fit a much more driving groove. The intro boasts nice, big chunky kicks with a tight percussion arrangement getting the rhythm on the move. A fantastic offset bass brings a warm tone to the sound that captivates beautifully. Ethnic chants get the hairs raised as a grittier bass really starts to push the groove on. Perfectly placed FX enhance the sound as we head to the break where a truly sublime atmosphere ensues with sweeping pads and melodic strings taking us back into full on mode for the duration. Top quality yet again from Manu and we can’t wait for more.

Our next remix comes from Anurag Nandvanshi and takes us on a sublime tribal fuelled journey into deep progressive vibes. New Dehli, India based DJ and producer Anurag marked his Bonzai debut with the superb Soul Of India which was very well received. The track sets off with a full bodied intro as chunky kicks, sharp percussions and a rising pad lock you into the sound. Tribal chants soon follow and provides a solid platform for the groove to flow. The pads lead us into a short break before the track gets a boost from the fantastic bouncing bass, all the while those chants remain the dominant force. On the main break a melodic sequence ensues with super sweet strings alongside surreal sounds and a cool drum backdrop. The track kicks back in with a wonderful string sequence that blends perfectly with the groove. A real treat here that is definitely not to be missed.

#jwm #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #anuragnandvanshi

12 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

GOBBETTI PIZZINI – BLACK GIRL EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Based in Verona, Italy, DJ and producer duo Gobbetti Pizzini debut on Piston with this superb three tracker entitled Black Girl EP. Gianmaria Gobbetti and Thomas Pizzini aka Gobbetti Pizzini bring a smooth blend of deep house along for the ride, their tracks have seen great support and have seen releases on labels like Young NRG Productions, Deep Dependence and Exotic Refreshment. We are delighted to have these guys on board and look forward to more.

First up is the title track, Black Girl. On the intro deep rooted basses and muted kicks filter up and are joined by a distant piano arp that hints at melodic flavours. Crispy percussions make an appearance as the offset bassline takes full control of the sound. A fantastic sounding brass riff with its spacious vibe provides an unexpected twist to the sound and adds very cool textures. This track really does go deep and will keep you locked in for the duration, not to be missed.

Freedom intros with some very cool keys that fade in slowly, building anticipation. Those keys soon reveal their warm tones and are joined by a nice chunky kick and a deep resonating bass. Crispy percussions soon follow as the kicks take on a breaks persona that really gets the rhythm flowing. The track has a melancholic flavour throughout which is built upon by a raspy blues styled vocal snippet. A fantastic, deep and thought invoking track that will appeal to many for sure.

Solo gets going with a haphazard display of sounds that gets the rhythms flowing nicely with the help of a stuttering percussion display. Smooth warm house chords gets the groove moving beautifully while a superb bassline brings up the rear. The deep chords play a huge role here and keep the track moving as the layers build. A little nod to the oldskool style here that will definitely grab a lot of attention no doubt.

#gobbettipizzini #pistonrecordings

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RION OIDUA – ELECTRONIC LOVER (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Rion Oidua makes his full Eyepatch debut with the wonderful Electronic Lover which comes backed up with two fantastic remixes. Rion has been a regular contributor to many releases under the Bonzai umbrella. His last outing was a remix on Mindgamers’ You Know Why and before that he has seen his work put out on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Eyepatch Recordings with remixes for Tribal Warriors, Zolex and John Manning. We’re delighted to see his original works make the cut and hope to see a lot more in the future.

First up we have the Original Mix of Electronic Lover. The intro gets us moving with a cool punchy kick alongside a complex network of percussions as a sensual moaning vocal sets the mood. A deep gritty bass soon follows and gives off a very cool deep tech vibe. Deep chords rise up in the background and provide a smooth house groove to the sound as those sensual vocals continue. A true deep vibe that contains all the right ingredients for a dancefloor monster, a definite must have.

The Erotic Dub is a replica of the original mix but strips away the spoken vocal and leaves us with a sublime erotic fuelled tech house monster. Perfect fodder for those late night parties to get you right into the mood.

Tali Freaks is back on remix duty after his last outing Buridda which also featured Matteo Borghi was very well received. Here he sets out with a very cool intro as smooth chords sweep through alongside a simple percussion hit and cool vocals. The rhythms form up behind crispy hats and sharp claps as the outstanding bassline starts to fade in with the help of some erotic moaning. Big punchy kicks really set the track on its course as that superb bassline gets the groove into full on mode. Tight drum and percussion arrangements are expertly crafted to keep the feet moving. Many more layers continue to build as some funky one shot hits are introduced to create a brilliantly intricate pattern of sounds. A proper master class in house that you will not want to miss.

#rionoidua #eyepatchrecordings #talifreaks

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MANU RIGA – TAI CHI GIRL (REMIXES) (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Top Bonzai producer Manu Riga is back with a re-vamp, alongside two superb remixes of his 2010 stomper Tai Chi Girl. We recently saw his Ethnology remix of JWM’s Wild Soul, which was our first glimpse at his tougher side with aggressive beats and driving grooves. Aside from that he has struck up a new partnership with the superbly talented Matt Holliday, expect to see some greatness from these two early next year. A very exciting time in the world of Manu Riga lies ahead as he ploughs through his exhausting workload, so stay tuned for more we promise you will not be disappointed.

First up is the Manu Riga’s 2014 Revisited mix. The intro gets us moving with a nice punchy kick and a smooth plucked bass as shuffling hats bring a steady rhythm. Ethnic voices litter the groove and take us to the break where we get a look at those very cool melodies on offer throughout. Sweeping pads float across the sound beautifully taking your mind on a sublime journey taking you higher and higher with the introduction of the wonderfully rich flute. A brilliant and contrasting remake on the beautiful original that will definitely be a firm favourite among many.

It’s been a while since we saw Samotarev around these parts and we’re delighted he returns with this fantastic remix. The intro sets off with a punchy kick as a rolling bassline gets the groove moving. Bright crispy hats build up the rhythm alongside a tight arrangement on the drums and sets the scene for an epic ride. The track settles into its flow as a much fuller, warmer bass shows up, hooking you in to the vibe. Cool eerie synths fill the space as well placed FX add beautiful textures to the sound. The main break reveals a melodic sequence as plucked strings deliver that ethnic trait associated with the tune and brings out the true character of the track. A relentless and driving prog groove that will appeal to many.

Thorin delivers his remix and transforms the blissful original into a full on driving progger. Fresh off the back of his latest works, Secrets, we always know that Thorin brings his A-game with quality in mind. Nice big chunky kicks provide the intro as crispy percussions form up bringing a cool rhythm to the sound. Things start to toughen up with gritty synths rising alongside cool FX and a melodic pad sequence. As the layers build we get a taste of those ethnic influences in the form of superb plucked instruments and that baying vocal. At the midway point on this epic journey the myriad of sounds have blended together beautifully with the bassline doing a great job holding everything in place. This one really gets under your skin with its mesmerizing melodies and driving grooves, not to missed.

Rounding off this superb package is the 2010 Remastered UK Progressive Mix which intros with smooth breaks that build a solid rhythm alongside a groovy bass that dances across the scales. Subtle pads rise up and take us into the true theme of the track, an ethnically charged atmospheric progressive groover. Wonderful vocals captivate as melodic arps flow through the sound creating a scene full of bliss. A track that stands the test of time, if you don’t have it, go get it.

#manuriga #bonzaiprogressive #samotarev #thorin

5 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IVAN MASA – I DON’T REMEMBER MY SYNTH (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Ivan returns to Piston with I Don’t Remember My Synth which is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Don’t Stop The Groove Man back in March 2014. We have no doubt that this two tracker will garner lots of support as his previous outings have.

I Don’t Remember My Synth intros with a cool kick and an ever increasing array of percussions that really set the rhythm loose. Smooth house chords bring a classy vibe to the sound as they swirl around with a warm clarity. Vocal samples are the perfect addition as they bring a lot of character and add cool textures. The big draw here has gotta be that bassline, it just dances through the sound beautifully, picking you up and carrying you along its groovy journey. As the track meanders along the layers continue to build on the deep house grooves, bright strings and synth hits create a fantastic myriad of sound making this a track not to be missed.

Deep Penetration is up next and brings a very cool percussion arrangement alongside soft keys and a harsh bass pluck that gives some very cool contrasts. A big heavy hitting chunky kick soon follows and we are set into a brilliant groovy workout. A deep sub bass is on hand to accompany those bass plucks and does a great job shoring up the groove. Vocal samples litter the sound as big synths fade into the background. The break reveals cool melodies that are borne out of a stark, raw analogue styled synth which blends so beautifully into the sound. A deep and penetrating track that will turn a few heads for sure.

#ivanmasa #pistonrecordings

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TFC – MY SUPERMAN (GREEN MARTIAN)

TFC is back, this time on our Green Martian imprint with My Superman. His first outing was on Bonzai Progressive with Joey.L back in the summer and gained lots of support.

First up we have the Original Mix of My Superman which intros with a smooth round of percussions that get the rhythmic juices flowing right from the off. A deep resonating sub bass rattles the sound before a tight punchy kick comes through. Rising FX takes us into the first break where a wonderful melodic sequence brightens up the groove with the help of a sumptuous vocal that captivates the mind with its tale of wonder. A euphoric feeling floats over the whole sound in the most beautiful way while retaining a progressive house groove. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Swiss producer Louis Desero returns to Green Martian with an outstanding remix on My Superman. We last saw Louis in July with his Oriental Breeze which enjoyed a great response across the board. Here he intros the remix with a beautifully melodic sequence as a touch of melancholy creeps in through the vocal. Sweeping pads and arps fade away and reveal a brilliant bassline that meanders through the sound perfectly. Nice chunky kicks set the rhythms loose as percussive elements find their way. Stunning melodies come back into the sound with a vengeance as the vocal delivers its sweet nothings. A true progressive vibe lies at the heart of the track and will definitely make this a must have in any set.

Next up we have the Original Mix of Running Away with its big and brash synths that give it a big room appeal. The intro boasts those big synths that set the tone perfectly for the track and they are soon joined by punchy kicks and a deep throbbing bass that just sits at the low end allowing the synths to take the glory. The track offers up a truly awesome melodic display through big synth sequences that will surely have the floors pumping. On the break the synths subside a little to reveal a nice and simple vocal strain that ties the melodies up beautifully. Very cool uplifting sound that will appeal to many and will no doubt gain a lot of attention.

Digital Department serve up the remix for Running Away and do a great job for sure. We last saw Digital Department in June this year with You Put A Spell featuring Cara Leigh, and no doubt this time around we will be treated to more of the same top quality vibes. The intro sets off with a sharp clap and a rising pads that give way to a filtering kick that turns into a superb pounding thump. Those pads continue to formulate a surreal vibe and really dig deep into your mind. Out of the blue the most warmest bass takes over and adds a beautiful quality to the sound. On the break the melodies shine alongside the brilliant vocals and are complimented with a big break beat pattern. This is a monster of a track that will leave you wanting more with every listen, not to be missed.

#tfc #greenmartian #louisdesero #digitaldepartment

5 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LUCIO GRANDI – 2BASICS EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

A welcome return to Basiks for Lucio with this two tracker 2Basics EP. Lucio’s last outing, Let’s Go, back in the summer was well received and we are sure this newest cut will follow suit.

First up is Basic A which takes us into the proverbial rabbit hole of deep techno as a myriad of sounds converge onto our senses with merciless gusto. Solid, well constructed beats sit over a superb pulsating bass that seems to go on forever and ever. The break is where the track takes a surreal turn, cascading sounds and FX are met with fading arps which give off a space vibe. You find yourself totally hooked in here as these intricate patterns play havoc with your imagination. A definite must have track which will not disappoint.

Basic B goes deeper with a harsh, raw groove that etches itself into your brain. Big chunky kicks are joined by crispy percussions that keep time in a solid rhythmic vibe. A fantastic deep throbbing bass comes through and leads us to the break where a cacophony of spaced out sounds multiply as the layers build. Wonderfully crafted FX and synth patterns are brought together in a mind blowing sequence that locks you in for the duration. Superb, sublime and simply stunning stuff you will not want to miss.

#luciograndi #bonzaibasiks

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