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It’s been over a year since we last saw Frangellico at Bonzai, now he is back with his superb Floating EP. Last time around we got a dosing of his progressive flavours on Manu Riga’s The Darkness Within which performed very well indeed. Since then he has seen his remixes appear on various compilations from the Bonzai stable as well as releases on various labels.
Floating intros with a nice and smooth percussion arrangement as a silky pad and soothing melody fade through. Punchy kicks soon follow and the journey begins into progressive utopia. A solid bassline walks through the track beautifully and gets the grooves flowing effortlessly. Melodic layers begin to shine as you get lost in the sound and on the break these melodies evolve with striking synths and wistful pads. Stunning display of progressive house that will be a feature among many no doubt.
Only For Now sets off in classic chunky kick and crispy hats fashion that creates a solid platform for the track. A deep throbbing sub bass comes through and takes over the sound as sweeping pads lurk in the background. Percussions begin to layer up giving off a smooth rhythmic flow taking us up to the main bass that packs a huge punch. Silky smooth plucks ooze sweet melodies which give cool contrasts and add an almost dreamy vibe. Another strong progressive house stomper that is sure to delight many.
Italian producer Marco Madia returns to Piston with his newest two track cut entitled 12 Seagulls EP. We last saw Marco back in early 2014 with his Dance Files EP which was well received with great support coming from all quarters.
First up is the title track 12 Seagulls with its real smooth deep house flavour. The intro boasts a nice and warm synth stab as the percussions form up bringing a flowing rhythm. The bass eases into the sound and provides a solid platform for this groovy ride which draws you in for the duration. The break throws up some cool piano sounds which takes the sound deeper still before kicking back into this fine slice of deep house, a must have track for sure.
21 Souls gently comes into existence with a lush bass tone to the backdrop of a tapping percussive instrument before a deep pulsating bass takes over alongside a snappy kick drum. Crispy hats create a nice flowing rhythm as cool house chords fade through. The track builds beautifully with those stabs becoming much more prominent while the bass relentlessly delivers its superb groove. A top notch cut that will be a welcome addition to any deep set.
Darouge shows up on Eyepatch with his superb two tracker Deep. Music. which delivers exactly what it says, pure and deep grooves. His last offering was over at Bonzai Basiks earlier this year with Bite The Curb. This guy knows how to get the floors pumping so sit back and enjoy this trek into the deeper side of house.
Deep. Music gets the blood pumping with its pulsing basses and a brilliant chunky kick combi. Subtle percussions provide a solid rhythm and sit perfectly in the sound. Cool deep house stabs bring a classic feeling which is the real heart of this track. The layers build brilliantly with various chord structures blending well with the addition of some very cool deep spoken vocals. The break throws up a bright melodic sequence which works very well with the deeper nature of the vibe. An absolute stomper that will get bodies moving no doubt.
Persuasion is up next and intros with a nice crispy hat and a fantastic low end kick that hits you right in the mid section. Layers begin to form up with the addition of a cool bass that comes from deep within and contrasting brighter synth hits. Nice and smooth solid rhythms keep the track flowing beautifully and on the break those brighter elements shine through and are joined by cool vocal samples. A wonderful listening experience you will not want to miss.
Gunther Robles returns to SRUR with the superb two tracker Secret Annexe EP. Gunther last appeared on remix duties for Gforty’s Sinful Soul EP and since then he has racked up a few of his own originals and remixes. Delighted to see him back at the helm for his full SRUR release.
First up we have Secret Annexe with its melancholic, dark tones which are manifested through a deep bass hit and low end chunky kicks. Cool percussions sit back before coming to the fore with crispy sharp hats and snappy claps. Synth pads start to rise as a prominent plucky bass takes centre stage with its acidic undertones. Those acid tones start to evolve and draw you into its grasp for the duration. Wonderful deep tech sounds that will no doubt be a feature in many sets.
The Raven goes right into full on mode from the off as punchy kicks are joined by rising pads and a deep sub bass alongside a plucked bass. The rhythm starts to boil as cool percussions are added to the mix. Manic arps that seem in disarray come to the fore and soon level out in intricate patterns that work so well. The track breaks with a dominate pad sequence to the backdrop of cool raven calls before we are thrust back into the full swing of the groove. Top notch stuff from Gunther that is not to be missed.
Antonio is back with another stunning cut on Progrez entitled Traveler which brings together his many years of experience in production and DJing. Antonio loves new digital technologies as well as classic sounds from analogue synths.. Back in April this year his I Believe In The Music EP hit the floors with lots of support and there is no doubt this new effort will be getting the same treatment.
First up is the delectable Traveler with its deep and dark tones running through the sound beautifully. Aside from a super tight drum arrangement we are treated to some stunning acid blips and squelches which add lots of analogue flavours to the groove. The bassline is the perfect companion as it trots alongside adding to the smooth rhythmic flow of the track. A deep droning synth rises up through the sound and brings those darker elements with the help of some cool synth hits. Hugely infectious groove here that will be a draw for many jocks no doubt.
Yari is up next and the intro gets the senses tingling with a nice deep bass sound with contrasting bright rhythmic hats and percussions overhead. The track settles into a smooth groove as nice chunky kicks come through alongside lush basses. As the track progresses you will find yourself locked in to the subtle hypnotic grooves. A fantastic track for the late night floors.
Bonzai veteran Blufeld returns to Green Martian with his stunning two tracker Threlkeld. As ever we are in for a real treat, just like we had on his last outing back in March this year when Huddlestone Arch was released gaining lots of support. With lots of things in the pipeline we are sure to be hearing a lot more from this guy so watch this space.
First up is the title track Threlkeld with its smooth drum led intro with dreamy pads fading in from behind beautifully. The kicks evolve brilliantly into a nice and punchy hit as the bassline begins to drive the track forward and giving that purely progressive house feeling to the sound. The track has a nice organic feel to it and is contrasted perfectly with sweet melodic flavours coming off the synths and pads. Top notch stuff yet again from Blufeld , not to be missed.
The Middle Of Nowhere intros with snappy percs which lead up to a deep resonating bass and backed up with punchy kicks. A wonderful Jarre-esque synth can be heard in the background which provides a solid platform for the construction of an expertly crafted arrangement of sounds. The bass does a great job of holding up the grooves while a multitude of melodies weave intricate sequences. Highly infectious grooves that will leave you wanting more.
12th installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by One Million Toys, Wild Guess, Audio Noir, JJ Grant, Alex Villanueva, CJ Art, Rise And Fall, Hugo Ibarra, Uvo, Dmitry Molosh, Loquai, Airwave, DJ Fire, Digital Department, Cara Leigh, Gai Barone, Kajis, Stiven Rivic, Michael & Levan, Silicon Syndicate, Relaunch, Moshic, Deuzler, Subconscious Tales, Alfonso Muchacho, Deep Fog, Nico Parisi, Reflection Soul, Duluth, Inkfish, Mistol Team and Louis Desero.
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Audio Noir recently released his stunning debut artist album Almost Famous which is packed to the brim of wonderfully crafted tracks. Seeing as the album is so good we decided to line up this fantastic remix package with some of the finest cuts off the album and we called in a few of our top remixers to do their thing. Sit back for a journey deep into the progressive abyss and don’t forget to go and check out the originals from this fantastic album.
First up is Under The Sun with a superb remix from Inkfish. Deep and dark tones are felt from the outset as a pounding kick sits over a distant pad. Cool vocal samples crop up throughout adding smooth textures to the groove. Laidback rhythms come off the subtle percussion section and pave the way for the bass which is the star of the show. That bassline just pulses through the track beautifully and keeps the deeper progressive elements on point. The synth work is minimal as it comes through with a raw edge. Top notch cut from Inkfish that will warm up a lot of sets.
The masterful Airwave provides the next remix on One More Night and right from the off you will realise you’re in for a treat as the wonderfully crafted intro lulls you into its grasp. Subtle synths ebb and flow as a bubbling bass fades up bringing with it a fantastic sense of anticipation. A huge kick unleashes a superb breakbeat pattern which takes us to the first break where a stunning guitar strums out a beautiful melodic sequence with the help of some bright synths before getting back into full on mode. A truly epic and hypnotic experience you will not want to miss.
Up next we have the Manu Riga Morning After Remix of Midnight Til Morning which intros with a nice punchy kick that is soon joined by a smooth deep and warming pad. Subtle melodies flow out of the pads alongside some very cool FX. The track does a great job of drawing you in and gripping your mind body and soul for the duration. The bass will move you as it pounds out a superb progressive groove while contrasting bright pads float above. A short break reveals a beautiful piano sequence and a fantastic vocal that takes the track to a new level. Simply wonderful stuff from Manu which is most definitely not to be missed.
Sa.Du is up next with his remix of Morphine. The intro boasts a tight drum arrangement filled with punchy kicks and a round of rhythmic percussions that will have you on the dancefloor in no time. A deep throbbing bass rears its head to get the groove really flowing and commands right through the track. Cool clangy FX come through adding a tech flavour to the sound while smooth arps and synths retain the progressive edge. Overall the track dishes out a driving groove that will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Lastly on this package we have 21street with a remix of La Polaris. Pounding kicks get the track moving to the backdrop of cool percussion patterns as a female vocal comes in every other bar with a sharp delivery. The track breaks briefly before slamming back with a monster bass that just rolls right through the sound brilliantly and setting the progressive house groove on course. Contrasting melodic sequences are born out of a sweet and bright synth as the darker elements continue to flow. A very cool and dynamic slice that will be a feature among many for sure.
Back with progressive stomper we have Matan Caspi with his newest cut Fabulous which comes with a fantastic remix from Relaunch. Recently Matan released Dangerous Change which featured the vocal talent of Mykle Anthony, this track saw plenty of support and we have no doubt that today’s effort will follow suit.
The Original Mix gets us moving with a classic chunky kick and rhythmic percussion intro as cool FX go off in the background. A beautifully warm synth bass washes over the sound and gets the groove moving nicely before a much deeper rolling bass takes over and gets the progressive juices flowing. Well crafted house synths stab throughout as cool vocal samples pop up from time to time. A real driving progressive monster here that will be a feature among many sets for sure.
Top producer Relaunch puts on his remixing hat to deliver a stunning take on the original with his brilliant deep and driving signature style. The intro has a massive punchy kick that is joined by cool hat sequences and tight percussion arrangement. A deep bassline commands the groove from below as classic sounding stabs sit at the front beautifully. A myriad of FX adds wonderful textures to this sound as it builds and builds into a killer track. Some stunning synth work sweeps over the sound and is the icing on the cake making this a definite must for those progressive sets that is not to be missed.
Drop Of Sound are made up of two like-minded Italian artists Anthony and Andrea. The guys got together in 2011 and realised they had the same musical tastes which led them to start producing together. They draw influences from the sounds of Chicago and Detroit which is evident in their superb recordings. Here they make their Piston debut with the wonderful three track Hey Man EP.
First up is the title track Hey Man which sets off with a percussion led intro and a huge punchy kick with cool vocal samples that add a cool old school vibe. A bouncy bassline comes through and takes the track right onto the floor with groovy rhythms and tight arrangements. The vocals become a big focus with smooth deep house synths adding that smooth touch. Brilliantly crafted track that will be a big hitter on many floors.
Solid Groove is up next and is the perfect description for this sound. Big pounding kicks and crispy sharp percussions set the scene beautifully for this groove. The bass rises up from deep within the sound and throbs right through the groove as very cool FX come in alongside a fantastic synth riff. Instantly recognisable vocal samples add that classic touch which will definitely see this track hit the floors hard.
In Da Houz intros with some very cool percussions that get the rhythms flowing with the help of a chunky kick and some classic vocal samples. The bassline walks through the sound leaving a groovy ass shaking aftertaste that will keep the floors moving. Cool house synths pop up now and then and bring an old school vibe with them which works beautifully with the vocals. Top notch cut from the guys that is not to be missed.
TK Anderson joins the Bonzai Basiks stable with the superb two tracker Motu. TK has seen releases across various labels over the last couple of years and he likes to take things into experimental realms using Techno, Deep House and Minimal as his guides. A welcome addition to the label with exciting times ahead for sure.
First up we go right into the industrialised sounds of Motu. A huge thumping kick dominates the track throughout with a wide variety of tightly arranged percussions over the top. These sounds dish out that minimalist feel as metallic clangs and eerie FX whip up a techno frenzy. Superbly crafted from start to finish this track will be a must for those darkened rooms.
Analog Devil intros with a punchy kick to the backdrop of some very cool FX and a sweeping pad which contrasts beautifully with techno edge on the sound. A deep reverberating bass lurks below as spacey sounds fly through. A sinister sounding vocal pops up as the track settles into a relentless techno groove that is filled with classic analog sounds. A beautifully textured slice that will appeal to many no doubt.
The ever impressive and always on target Manu Riga is back with Shadow Of Life. Manu remains a firm favourite at Bonzai and has done for the last few years. A highly reliable remix artist when called upon and consistent in his quality delivery. This new effort just proves yet again the skills on offer and comes backed up with four superb remixes. Settle in for deep charged progressive vibes you will not want to miss.
The Original Mix sets us off into this hugely anticipated journey into prog as punchy kicks are met with crisp offset hats. The basses begin to form up in layers with an arp bass showing first getting the groove moving beautifully. Deep droning basses soon make their way in making for the perfect platform for the subtle ethically charge undertones. Contrasting melodies float throughout the sound with cool synth arps and distinctively ethnic voices. The break delves into this world beautifully before we are thrust back to the main sound and onward with our ride into deep prog, just brilliant.
Nico Parisi is up first on the remix with his In Search Of The Morning Remix. The title of his remix is taken from his monthly Podcast of the same name where Nico showcases top tracks in the mix. Recently we have seen his own latest works Napoli By Night get a release support coming through thick and fast. Here the intro goes right for the jugular as tight punchy kicks are joined by pulsating deep bass. Percussions begin to show building up a cool rhythmic vibe as sweeping pads wash over the sound beautifully creating dreamy melodic flavours. The break offers some cool percussive sounds laden with effects alongside distant voices and takes us back into the main groove for the duration. An epic deep progressive slice from Nico as you would expect, not to be missed.
Ben Solar is up to the remix desk next with his effort. Ben is fresh from a superb remix on Steve Sai’s Stardust which came soon after his debut Big & Small EP. Here he takes us on a winding journey deep into progressive bedrock. The intro boasts a round of smooth percussions that are soon joined by a cool kick with a myriad of FX adding very cool textures to the sound. A deep bass plunders through the sound beautifully sitting back just enough to allow the higher frequencies to shine. A very percussion heavy ride ensues in this super tight arrangement with classic stabs popping up throughout. Subtle yet driving deep progressive house that would be a welcome cut in any set.
Italian DJ and producer Mark Found delivers a fresh sounding remix filled with all the goodness of true progressive house. Mark recently debuted with Sagittarius on BP and with his Duluth moniker on Green Martian, with both tracks getting much support from all over. The remix here intros with a nice and chunky kick and a tightly arranged percussion section. A brilliantly crafted synth arp builds us up to a powerful driving bass that sits perfectly in the sound. The arps and additional synth work produce cool melodies that captivate for the duration. The break reveals a beautifully crafted sequence that will allow your mind to drift before getting pushed right back into the main groove. A top notch remix from Mark and a must have track for sure.
Phil Taylor aka Philthy Chit returns to remix duty after his very well received remix on Nico Parisi and Gai Barone’s Perla as well as his own Confabulate back in July this year. The intro gives off a monster kick that punches you right in the chest as it pounds out its groove. A cool, deep bass oozes progressive flavour as ethic voices sweep across the sound drawing you into their lull. An infectious arp sequence brings a subtle enthralling melody which dominates the break wonderfully. After the break the track settles in for an epic ride with many fantastic soundscapes along the way. A truly thought inducing piece that will keep dragging you back for more, superb stuff.