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7th installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series this time with original tracks and remixes by Matan Caspi, Gai Barone, Relaunch, Miika Kuisma, Manu Riga, Nico Parisi, Anthony Yarranton, Marc Poppcke, Airwave, DJ Fire, Van Bellen, Jimmy Galle, Kay-D, Moshic, Sagittaire, Rezo, CJ Art, Rise And Fall, White Resonance, Kindred Spirits, Stan Kolev, Audio Noir, LoQuai, Midnight Star, Andre Bonsor and deepAlexander.
The Revolving Junkie aka UK based producer Paul Kieran is back after his last release on BP “No Stars”, although he has been busy during that time with remixes on RV’s “Disorder” and others. Today he presents us his “Monsieur EP”, a brilliant two track progger with elements of tech thrown in.
The title track gets us moving with a nice thudding kick with the percussions slowly building. As the track meanders its way through a multitude of sounds the synth work starts to shine through, raw and edgy sounding in parts with some softer synths adding contrasts in all the right spots. Intricate patterns weave out this story and its sure to be a perfect addition in any set.
“Centipede” intros with long filtering kicks that builds anticipation with a sense of relief when the kicks start to pound. Again we see some very cool percussion arrangement from Paul as the track builds the sounds layer upon layer. Much more of a minimal vibe here with a deep warping bass coming at ya. Subtle synths wander in and begin to rise through the track until they climax with huge impact taking over the track completely, super stuff.
UK based producer Anthony Yarranton makes his full debut on BP with the stunning “Cotton Candy EP”. He has recently completed remix duties on the track “Reborn” by Manu Riga & Nico Parisi. Anthony has gained a lot of attention in a short space of time, he has been described as deep and impactful by his peers and his brand of deep, melodic progressive house has seen releases on labels like Armada, Proton, Baroque and Lowbit.
The Original Mix is a deep and hypnotic journey through the wonders of deep progressive house and a listen to Anthony’s previous works will give you an idea of his consistency in creating top notch sounds. A subtle kick lingers over a tight arrangement with a powerful bassline doing most of the work. On the break surreal pads draw you in with unrelenting force. An overall quite subtle track that packs a big punch.
The Stripjacket Mix gets right into the groove with a chunky kick and brilliantly worked percussion arrangement, a simple chord stab will have you totally hooked very quickly along with another deep and powerful bassline. Cool FX work wrap this mix up beautifully and makes this a must have for those early evenings by the beach.
Kinga makes a debut release on GM with the fantastic “Nomad”, a true summer tune fit for any terraced evening. Kinga has seen releases on labels like P.S Records, Technique and Open Records.
The Original Mix is a light hearted take on progressive house with a summer vibe that invokes a sense of contentment with everything. The feel good factor is in full flow due to the very catchy synth hook and accompanying guitar, the synth work is top notch with filtering and modulation in all the right places. The bassline is just stunning, creating a pulsating rhythm. On the break the melodies take over before getting back to the groove, a must for any set.
Silkway steps up for remix duties. Silkway has worked with Kinga in the past with a remix on Kinga’s “Daydream” and it’s clear that this partnership works well. Silkway has also seen releases on P.S along with Stereofaza and System Recordings. The remix is a credit to the original with a cool summertime vibe flowing through the sound. Chunky kicks alongside soft hats and percussions, the bassline sits in the background waiting to pounce as it builds up the energy. The big focus here lies with the brilliant synth melodies which come to prominence on the break, another fine progressive house slice.
Dutch DJ and producer Vincent Kriek aka HP Vince returns to the Bonzai stable with a deep techno stomper entitled “City Jungle”, the track also comes with a superb remix from Roderick Fox. Vincent is also better known as DJ Vincenzo, Automode, Black Onyx and in groups like Menthol and Yamakasi with Laurent Veronnez. He has seen quite a few releases on labels like Musashi, Bonzai Limited, Bonzai Music, Bonzai Trance Progressive and Green Martian to name just a few.
The Original Mix is an absolute stomper of a tune, seriously heavy kicks and rhythmic percs provide the intro with a few sweeping FX adding cool textures. The rhythm builds nicely as the hats do their work. An almost retro type bass comes through giving the track wonderful depth while some brilliant tribal drums keep the groove flowing. The break transforms into full on drum mania mode with many different drums coming in to the sound before getting back into that solid pulsating groove, top notch.
Sounds R Us Recordings regular Roderick Fox is up on remix duties with a total techno workout on offer. Tight arrangements give off a steady flowing rhythm while a classic style bass keeps the track rooted in the groove. Wonderful risers are dotted throughout and some classy percussion work raises the tracks profile beautifully. The track is all wrapped up with expert FX work and really sets the scene perfectly, superb stuff.
Darouge is back after his “Ohwha EP” on Basiks with his three tracker, “Displacement EP”. Deep house grooves at their finest here which is a testament to this guys hard work and dedication.
The title track sets us off into the realms of deep, lush vibes courtesy of an outstanding bass that throbs out a hypnotic rhythm. Nice and tight arrangement with an almost bouncy feel as the crisp hats do their work. Soft piano chords sit back as distant sounding strings begin to rise. A cool vocal sample makes an appearance and rounds off an awesome cut.
“These Days” goes deeper still, heavily FX’ed vocal samples dominate the intro as the kicks and percs gather steam. A real low end sliding bass lurks in the depths and on the first drop a huge synth takes over setting the scene for a monster ride through the deeper side of house music. The main break offers up some quality synth work and expert manipulation of sounds, top notch.
“Laced” delivers a much more minimal vibe with the focus on huge kicks and subtle percussions. Again we see Darouge apply his expertise into a sublime bass track with very soft deep house chords bringing up the rear. As the track progresses many more elements begin to show with some classy sax and organ sounds, superb stuff yet again!
Matan Caspi returns to BP after a few top class remixes like Mindgamers “Chasing The Sun” and Chantola’s “Make It Happen” both of which faired very well on major download portals. Matan has had an amazing journey so far having worked with many top artists and DJ’s, his tracks have been on numerous compilations which is a testament to the talent he has to offer, his track “So High” appeared on Bonzai’s My House Is Your House Volume 6. Today we see his full BP debut with “Raid The Bar”.
The Original Mix gets the floor shaking for the get go, superb chunky kicks get right under your skin and a huge deep bass rocks the foundations. Cool house stabs tease their way through and lush strings wait in the background. The track comes together brilliantly on the break with the synths becoming much more prominent before getting right back into this powerful groove for the duration, top quality stuff which is destined to feature heavily on many playlists this summer.
The ever dependable Zas & Sanze aka Mindgamers deliver the goods yet again with their superb remix. The guys have a real knack for getting the most out of a sound and this is no exception. From the start you are thrown right into a party atmosphere as the track pours out a strong, funky vibe. The bassline oozes funk and the synths etch out one hell of a cool groove. The break sends up a surreal melodic sequence which works so well with the big rising chords before powering back into a full on ass shaking groove.
Turning the track more toward the progressive scope is Henrik Kantola aka Chantola. Henrik has a very impressive repertoire and has worked with top artists, currently he is working on a new studio album which we hope to see very soon. We caught up with Henrik not too long ago for a quick Q&A so keep a lookout for that soon. The track intros with a deep progressive vibe, the kicks stand right out and a wonderfully deep bassline holds the sound up brilliantly. Sweeping pads do their work creating an ethereal atmosphere while cool FX work add texture. A real supercharged groove is built here and a wonderful contrast to the original which makes this a must for those late night sessions.
Belgian producer Adriaan Baussens aka Manu Riga is up next with his Deep Trip Remix. Adriaan is another one of those artists with an extremely heavy workload yet still churns out quality every time. He recently released his latest track “Reborn” which is a collab with fellow producer Nico Parisi and is currently working on other projects including an album. The remix is a super smooth journey deep into progressive vibes. The kicks pound the speakers delivering a shudder through your core while the bassline sits perfectly matched with a lush residue. Classy pads ease by and subtle synths provide a rich contrast, great stuff again from Adriaan!
Piston Recordings is back on plastic with its third vinyl outing. “Ghetto Tales EP” delivers four superb deep house cuts from top quality artists including label boss Rogerio Martins, JR From Dallas, Dimitry Liss and J.Cub.
First up is Piston head honcho Rogerio with his wonderfully deep “We Need To”. This track gets right down to business with a super tight arrangement filled with chunky kicks and crispy hats. It’s hard to sit still as the track builds with suave deep house chords, cool vocal samples and later on sweeping pads that binds the track up brilliantly.
J.Cub aka UK based DJ and producer Jacob Kelly debuts on Piston with the deeply delightful “Don’t Stop”. The track has a very distinct deep flavour form the off, cool snares are accompanied with equally cool vocal samples and a throbbing bassline that will have any floor shuddering. A strong solid groover with a gritty edge, top stuff.
The very popular Dimitry Liss is up next with his multi faceted track “Pimptastic Waterloo”. Dimitry has a knack for combing raw, urban vibes and deep house grooves, which he does brilliantly. Cool and sophisticated house chords are married with a very street fuelled beat with a host of classic vocal samples thrown in, superb!
JR From Dallas aka Jerome Asselin completes this package with the energetic “Down Society”. Deep house vibes are evident but with an injection of pure energy which gives it a unique flavour. Lots going on here with a tight arrangement tying things up beautifully. The bassline pounds the senses and distant vocal sounds add texture to the vibe, top notch!
Hungarian producer and composer Insect Society is back on Basiks with “And Cleopatra Wept”. His last release “Really Insane EP” gained huge support all over.
The Original mix starts off with an intense kick and bass combo that exudes power, lots of different FX sweep in and out of the sound and the percussions build up nicely. An acid line forms out of nowhere creating a truly hypnotic rhythm with a little bit of retro flavour. Quality synth work pops up and the break gives off a raw, organic vibe before slamming back into this very powerful groover, one to watch here.
The Floor Of Tears version is an epic extension on the original, a bit more club orientated while keeping to the hypnotic prowess of the main track. Definitely a must for DJ boxes all over.
Bjoern shows up on Eyepatch Recordings after his return to Bonzai on Basiks with the track “Mangue”. Here he delivers a stunning three tracker “Panorama” with all the qualities of true deep tech house.
The title track gets right into the action with lush deep house grooves, superbly tweaked kicks add a nice thump on the track while the percussions do their job to build a solid rhythm. Fantastic chords play throughout alongside some classy vocal samples. The break sends the track spiralling totally into the deep house spectrum with some outstanding pads that grip your soul and keep you locked into this top notch groove.
“Minigolf” intros with surreal pads and a cool, chunky kick before a funky bassline takes over and dominates the track. A cool piano adds contrast while brilliant vocal samples come at you from all sides. The track builds beautifully as the layers reveal many different sounds that combine perfectly creating a deep, sublime groove.
The Dub version takes a slightly darker theme, the pads are beefed up and it still retains a deep, hypnotic groove that would be a perfect addition on any deep set.
SRUR regular Ozan Kanik joins forces with Mariano Santos and CLN83 for his “Family Love EP”. Ozan continues to pump out quality vibes and has a few releases on SRUR with two appearances on the Muzika series. DJ and Producer Mariano Santos hails from Argentina and he has a wealth of releases under his belt across many different labels including his own Santos Recordings. He also continues to DJ worldwide in the most exotic locations from Egypt to Brazil. Dutch DJ and producer CLN83 has provided remixes for SRUR in the past and also has a raft of top quality releases on various labels.
First up is Ozan & Mariano’s track “Broke Bad”, the intro sends out a tough kick with a low sub adding weight, percussions slowly build into a full on techno monster. A synth line rises up from the depths to dominate while sinister sounding FX create an intense vibe. On the break sweet ripples come through add very stark contrast to the proceedings, these soon dissipate and we’re back to pumping techno grooves, excellent stuff.
Next is Ozan & CLN83’s track “Neat & Clean”, cool sharp hats fill the intro alongside a thumping kick. The bass takes over as it reverberates through the sound while a pitched tone rises and falls creating a surreal, spacey type theme. Vocal samples tease in and out and the break builds up to a huge climax, after the break the track takes a twist with a superb, hypnotic riff dominating for the duration, quality stuff and a must on any playlist!
Tokyo based producer Hisataka Ogura aka 06R returns to Green Martian with a true progressive stomper and a follow up to the original “Air” from 2012 which featured on Paul Oakenfold’s Flouressence Essential Mix in July 2012. “Air 2.0″ comes with four remixes, two of which are from outstanding artists.
The Original Mix intros with a real summer vibe, cool breaks and a rich vocal sample with a melody of guitar sounds lead us up to a deep droning bassline. The breaks build anticipation and when the four/four kicks come through the track explodes into a smooth and powerful terrace tune. The break produces a wealth of melodies and will get you right into the spirit of the moment. Loads to listen for on this with its myriad of sounds and a track that is sure to get a lot of attention, the perfect summer groove!
Blufeld is first up on the remix, this guy is churning out quality stuff on a regular basis. Not long after his third studio album and plentiful remixes, we see him apply his awesome style to this stunner. Utilising the original vocal for the super smooth intro before the tight kicks take over. Slightly tougher edge here with a gritty, punchy bassline thundering through the sound. On the break the track delivers a raw, organic sequence before getting back to the groove where a superb melody comes through giving stark contrast, awesome stuff yet again from Blufeld.
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons is fresh off the back of his last release on LCD Recordings “The Machines Where Dreaming” with his Warm Air Remix. A much deeper vibe is evident here as the bassline seems to dominate, and what a bassline it is, it winds its way through the groove effortlessly mesmerizing your mind. This is coupled with stunning arps and very subtle melodies which light up the track, another great summer party tune fit for any gig.
The 4 On The Floor Mix is the original without the breaks on the intro for those DJ friendly moments.
The Breaks mix is one of those tracks that would be THE perfect soundtrack to a setting sun anywhere in the world. A feeling of euphoria sweeps over you as the wall of sound cascades over your body bringing a complete sense of being at one wherever you may be at that time, quite brilliant!