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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.
Piston Recordings joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Tech House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Uner, Hector Couto, Cosmic Cowboys, Shades Of Gray, Carlo Caldareri, Accatone, Piek, Oraa, Efron, Dimitry Liss, Rubba J, Mennie and Die Vogelperspektive.
9th installment in the My House Is Your House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Rick Wade, Marcus Raute, Daniele Breschi, P.A.M.O., Deeply Hi, Moliner, Tirrenia Vibe, Paul Rudder, JR (UK), Scrub, Rion Oidua, GarcyNoise, Ivan Masa, Dan Cano, Gaulois, Mann & Klamm, DOS, Van Czar, Ittai Barkai, Brett Lawrence, Kenny Keys, Iosupescu Lucian and Yaroslav Lenzyak.
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Audio Noir has been around for a while now at Bonzai and he has consistently delivered the goods in all his productions and remixes. We are used to seeing his progressive house side or his revisits to oldskool grooves side, but this time around he throws out the script and shows us more of his superb skills in all aspects of music creation. Almost Famous takes us on a surreal ride through many aspects of musical form, from downtempo to big beats and from dark progressive to vocalised progressive house. A classic album in the making with something for everyone which will not disappoint.
The album kicks off with Kontakt with its fading intro revealing words from one of the great minds of our time. A fantastic double bass creates a smooth and groovy workout which is further enhanced with superb breaks and sharp flute riffs. The spoken word adds great character to the track resulting in the perfect introduction to this wonderful album.
Evolver intros with a punchy breaks pattern backed up with organic FX that flow beautifully with the vibe. A deep throbbing bass eases alongside some very cool dark synths. Strikingly surreal vocals cascade through the sound which keeps your mind locked in.
Next up we have The Hawthorne Effect with its intense intro and giving an injection of energy into the album. Again we see Audio Noir go down the breaks route with a tight drum arrangement which is so expertly crafted. Rhythmic percussions keep the groove flowing alongside cool melodies and that intense synth that sits in the background. Pulsating basses are the perfect companion to round off this stunning cut.
We head into Love – Vox On and the first four to the floor beat on the album. Nice and smooth intro with punchy kicks that sit over a cool percussion section as a deep and powerful bassline takes control of the grooves. Sultry vocal phrases add a cool dynamic to this dark vibe which is contrasted beautifully by lush pads on the break.
One More Night sets off on its journey with a very cool intro consisting of echoed beats, bright melodic flavours. Sharp percussions soon follow and the track breaks into a smooth organ melody with an airy vocal over the top. Hypnotic basses let the grooves flow beautifully as a gritty synth riff plays out on the sidelines.
Ramping up the tempo and getting the party in full swing we have La Polaris. Nice chunky kicks and layered percussions get the rhythm flowing as a deep pulsating bass hits the offset to the backdrop of wispy vocal samples. A darker tribal element filters through as the drum sections notches up a gear with a hypnotic synth becoming a big focus. Swirling pads reveal a stunning melody and offers a very cool contrast as whispered vocal shots come through, top notch cut yet again.
Deep into the midway point on the album is Morphine which intros with a fantastic punchy kick and percussive layers building all around. Cool rising FX brings each layer to its peak and reveals even more superb percussion patterns. The track descends into a darker vibe as a wonderful bass resonates right through the sound before coming back into the main groove. Brilliant vocal samples and a blippy arp sequence provide solid textures which would be a welcome addition in any set.
Wunderschong goes deeper with its dark pulsing bassline and chunky kicks. The percussions are top notch as is the tight drum arrangement with its solid rhythmic workout. Sweeping, raw FX rise and fall throughout and take us to the break where super sweet and lush pads weave a beautiful melodic sequence. The melodies subside and the dynamic shifts back to the dark progressive nature of the track, superb stuff.
Under The Sun boasts a fantastic intro as bassy percussions are joined by wonderful vocal FX. Rhythmic hats and claps get the groove flowing as a myriad of sounds cascade down resulting in a complex web of perfectly pitched sounds. The bassline brings order and drives the track forward with a little help from cool punchy kicks. Beautifully crafted synth pads elevate above the darker tones and are joined by a stunning melancholic vocal, brilliant stuff.
Leaving the midway section of the album we run into HairSplitter with its big beat tendencies. Cool raw sounding beats sit well with gritty, organically flavoured synths and basses. Wistful vocals sweep through as gentle arps form up in the sound. The break reveals a stunning display of filtered synths that are the perfect addition to the sound. Big, brash and ballsy stuff.
Chemical Phunk keeps the big beat trait running as we are treated to a fascinating display of drum arrangement with punchy kicks and sharp, snappy percussions. Industrial sized FX dominate to the backdrop of a hypnotizing deep pulsing bassline. The break comes amidst a round of gritty distorted synths as the breaks build up and climax back into this super charged cut, great stuff.
Midnight Till Morning intros with warm melodic synths and a hair raising vox sequence as smooth and groovy beats come through. The track builds nicely and the raspy vocals add beautiful textures as the dynamics of the sound shift continuously. Cool and laidback sounds, perfect for those late night to early morning sessions.
Rounding off this stunning album is Love – Vox Off which removes the sultry vocals from Vox On and leaves us with a beautifully crafted slice of smooth and deep progressive vibes. The perfect ending to a perfect journey which will no doubt be a great listening experience among many.
Philthy Chit returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Confabulate which comes packed out with three top quality remixes. Phil has been very busy lately on remix duties, churning out top notch cuts at every turn, his last effort on Nico Parisi and Gai Barone’s Perla saw great support and many features at top download sites.
The Original Mix gets us moving with a cool punchy kick and steadily building percussion led intro. The bass soon commands the track as drives the progressive grooves forward alongside stunning FX and a striking vocal sample. On the break the track really comes to life with hypnotic synths and intricate melodies alongside that soulful vocal adding great character. Top notch yet again from Phil and a definite must have track for those peak time prog sets.
Fresh off the back of his Camis Minor EP, Relaunch is back to lend his talents on remix duty and yet again he does not disappoint. A full on uplifter is played out in his own unique style which is a joy to many. So many wonderful elements combine beautifully here, from big chunky kicks to beat pulsing pads and that bubbling bassline to fascinating FX. The break unleashes a wave of euphoria as melodic sequences build up to climax with an ear piercing synth that will force those hands in the air. One for the big floors here and not to be missed.
Yuriy From Russia continues his spate of remixes with this latest cut solidifying the quality he always delivers. We last saw Yuriy on K-Fel – Pantheon which was a well received track among many and no doubt we are in for more of the same here. The track oozes a tough progressive vibe as the bassline drives the groove beautifully. Tight drum arrangements keep the rhythms flowing with a little help from a brilliant vocal sample that fits so well. The synths are the big hitter here hypnotising the mind with their complex melodies keeping the groove flowing. Superb stuff yet again from Yuriy.
Audio Noir is up next with another of his outstanding remixes. Lately he has been extremely busy with a multitude or remixes, his last coming on Airwave and DJ Fire’s Without Roots. But not only that he has also been working hard on his very own studio album Almost Famous which has recently been released on Bonzai Progressive. The intro boasts a nice big chunky kick as we have come accustomed to with an Audio Noir cut, the kick is joined by a fantastic percussion section that delivers cool rhythms. A vocal sample comes through with a sweeping pad going off in the background before the track open up with a monster bass taking control. Beautiful melodies are delivered via cool arps and add rich layered textures to the sound. An all round fast paced stomper that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax are back at Piston with Let It. The guys are fresh off the back of their Piston debut, In Da House which saw great support from many quarters. This time around we are treated to some nice and deep, sublime house, so get ready to groove.
First up we have Let It with a very cool well rounded kick drum and snappy snare combi. Crispy sharp hats join in and the rhythms begin to flow fluently. Lush organ chords get the deep grooves moving to the backdrop of a rumbling bass that sits on the low end beautifully. The break offers up some expertly crafted FX and note structures with cool vocal samples adding character. Nice and tight deep house for the dancefloor, not to be missed.
Break King intros with a nice punchy kick with subtle percussions building slowly as smooth rising pad FX sit in the wings. Loose and hissy hats gather pace as the superb bass pattern begins to weave its magic. Nice and subtle synth hits fade through beautifully taking the groove to deeper levels. Smooth vocals come through on the break giving the track a very cool personality and rounding off a top notch cut, a must have no doubt.
Russian producer Alex Philipp debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the sublime three tracker Parallel Crosspoint. Alex loves blending grungy atmospheres from the nineties with psychedelic sounds from the sixties, all wrapped up in techno flavours. He has seen a very impressive list of releases on various labels since 2013 and we have no doubt we will be seeing much more from this outstanding talent.
Parallel Crosspoint is up first with its glitchy organic vibes. The intro eases in with a soft pad alongside a nice punchy kick as various percussions get the rhythm flowing. Blippy FX and raw analogue sounds provide wonderful textures as pulsing bass drives the track forward. A multitude of FX draws lots of focus here and the expertly crafted arrangement keeps the vibe groove intact. Sublime slice of deep techy progressive house that will be a welcome addition in many sets.
Steady movement sets of with a smooth uplifting pad as blippy FX fill the spectrum. A superb bright arp weaves in and out as the filters tear out harder edged segments. Subtle kicks and a flowing rhythmic structure round off the intro as the track crashes into the main groove with a fantastic acid styled bassline. The break offers up cool chords that give stark contrasts to the sound resulting in a strong hypnotic groove. Superb stuff and not to be missed.
Tired Of News sets off with a crashing FX that leads to a grungy bass that resonates through the speakers menacingly. Big phat kicks join in as the percussions begin to form up to the backdrop of rolling, melodic arps and subtle chords. Intensity builds leading up to the break where a smooth melodic sequence plays out before easing back to the main groove for the duration. Top notch progressive and a must for any late night set.
Spanish DJ and producer Phat Traktor is back at Progrez with another of his sublime dark edged progressive cuts. His last outing marked his debut with Voyage EP and he did not disappoint.
First up is the title track Negative with its smooth deep and techy progressive vibes. Understated kicks are caught up in a subtle percussion arrangement as wispy FX create a late night atmosphere. Prominent chord stabs dominate with sharp precision and remain the focus throughout. A low end bass provides a solid bass and make this a definite must for those late night terrace parties.
Pam 52 intros with a nice punchy kick with classic crispy hats driving the percussion section. Warbling FX fade through giving that techy edge to the sound as cool strumming guitar riffs give off a surreal Balearic vibe. As the track evolves plucky notes compliment the sound beautifully to the backdrop of fantastic vocal samples. Just the tonic for a hot night time session on a beach anywhere this summer.