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Moll returns to Basiks with his latest offering, At The Dawn EP. Moll always delivers and his last outing Tech-On proved a favourite among many. This time around we are treated to three deep tech cuts that will burn up floors all over no doubt.
First up we have the title track At The Dawn with haunting intro that soon turns into a full on driving deep tech ride with punchy kicks, smooth percussions and a cool deep throbbing bass. Whispered vocals add a sinister element as those haunting pads sweep through the sound. A real proper dark themed sound with a pumping groove that will turn a few heads for sure.
Premonition sets off with cool percussion patterns and a muted kick, a deep growling bass bubbles up from the depths and soon takes control of the sound. A strong and rhythmic experience ensues a darker themes are introduced. Well crafted FX are perfectly placed within the sound for maximum effect and we are led into a world of deep techno vibes. Top notch yet again from Moll and not to be missed.
Anonymous takes a minimal approach as classic styled kicks and hats provide a steady rhythm to the backdrop of rising and falling FX. Cool vocal samples pop up and add a gritty texture to the sound as the bassline sits back in just the right spot with its throbbing power. Smooth minimal vibe that will be a main feature in sets for sure.
Rajiv Jay makes his SRUR debut with this brilliant three tracker, Lovers EP. Hailing out of the Netherlands this DJ and producer loves to delve into upbeat sounds through to techno and tech house. In 2013 he started his own parties called tech.fabrik in Hoofddorp where he is able to showcase his skills. Now producing he feels proud to deliver his works to the dance floor, we have no doubt these will be well received.
First up is Strangers with its percussion fuelled intro that is soon joined by a chunky kick and throbbing bass combi. Steady rhythms will keep the floors moving as quirky vocals begin to filter through. The break keeps the vibe going with cool modulations on the drums and bass. A brilliant bouncy tune for the floors and a definite must.
Freaks intros with a heavy kick and sharp hat combi as percussions are filtered through. A classy strolling bassline ensues and the tech begins to flow out of the sound beautifully. The drum arrangements are top notch as varying patterns etch out cool rhythms. Short vocal samples add textures and on the break the track transforms into a sublime techno workout with superb keys, before slamming right back into full swing, excellent stuff.
Lovers goes into full on tech mode, big phat kicks are joined by a myriad of hats and cymbals as a fantastic throbbing bassline sets the mood. The arrangement gathers pace with the addition of layered percussions and well crafted FX. On the breaks we are exposed to a sublime detuned piano sequence that gives the track its true tech roots before we are thrust right back into full on mode after a heavy build up for the duration, top notch debut from Rajiv.
Swiss producer Louis Desero returns to Green Martian with Oriental Breeze comprising five stunning deep progressive house tracks. Louis was last seen at Green Martian with his very well received Masquerade EP so you can expect to hear more top quality tunes this time around.
First up we have Oriental Breeze with its beautiful and mesmerizing vocal led intro alongside lush vibrato synth chords. A deep almost growling bass commands authority soon after and the track settles into its intoxicating rhythm with the help of a tight drum arrangement. Dry arps fill the background and as the note changes come the hairs on your arm are raised. A truly heads down and move to the groove track that will keep floors going all out.
Desert Storm sets the scene with a wonderfully melodic vocal alongside some fading pads. A twisting bassline ensues as punchy kicks and minimal percussions take the sound on its journey through the progressive house sphere. A cool array of FX come out of nowhere and add smooth textures to the sound. Beautifully layered strings and various instruments are the perfect addition with the help of more from that stunning vocal on the break. The track takes a slight turn as big stabby synths take hold making this a definite must have.
Next up is The Rush with its tough gritty offset bass and floaty kicks accompanied by expertly crafted percussion patterns. Contrasting melodies sweep by as the strings and pads come into play and bring a dynamic edge. These sounds marry well and we are left with a sublime and epic trek into the progressive world which we do not want to leave. In another twist a simply stunning piece of piano play comes in alongside a plucked instrument giving off a world music vibe. Breathtaking stuff.
Tribalistic drums provide the intro to Artificial Sleep and soon after a nice and well rounded kick joins in. Short and sharp offset basses will get the feet moving for sure as wistful pads flow through the sound creating a magical atmospheric vibe. Louis showcases his musical skills with a beautiful piano sequence that fits into the groove perfectly. The break offers up sweet arps and strings before a winding sub bass takes over and brings the track back with a bang. Wonderfully layered slice of prog with varying sounds that will provide the perfect backdrop to a sunset party on the terrace.
Scirocco is quite simply stunning, a delightful listening experience for any occasion. The intro boasts Mediterranean styled guitars that will captivate as each string is plucked. A distinctive electric guitar etches out a warm melody as downtempo drums begin to fill the space. The big hitter on this track and the part that will have you locked in is the stunning piano arp that effortlessly glides up and down the keys. Amazing stuff that is not to be missed.
Stardust is the newest single from Steve Sai. We last saw Steve with his hugely impressive White Fluffy Clouds back at the end of 2013 and then shortly after with his remix on Crocy’s – Cry. Stardust comes with the Original plus four top quality remixes from some of the hottest artists on the Bonzai books.
The Original Mix oozes deep progressive grooves right from the off as cool punchy kicks are set against a brilliant pulsating bassline. Perfectly placed sub bass shots enhance the sound beautifully with various other synths layered on top resulting in a pumping groove. Steady flowing rhythms are formed out of tight drum and percussion patterns that give the track that driving surge. The break reveals some cool distant arps alongside dark edged pads. The big hitter comes in the shape of melancholic pianos that keep the track well within its progressive sphere. Superb stuff yet again from Steve, not to be missed.
Fresh off the back of his last release Big and Small EP, Belgian DJ and producer Ben Solar is up first to remix duty. The intro boasts nice chunky kicks that are soon joined by crispy sharp hats and cool synth shots. A deep rolling bassline bubbles up from below and takes us by surprise as the full power of its thump is unleashed. Layers build smoothly with the addition of metallic sounding FX that adds stark contrast to the deeper edge of the sound. Strong and driving track that will be a big player in any of the deeper sets.
DJing and production duo Jon ManimaL & Magros aka metrONomes take a break from sister label Progrez and deliver a stripped down smooth ride through deep progressive sounds with their superb Hypnotic Remix. The percussive led intro sets the scene perfectly as flat kicks are joined by various percussions and atmospheric FX. The kicks develop a punch and the groove gets into full swing as the bassline begins to form up into a real groovy mover. A dark and long drawn out bass drone hypnotises alongside those stark piano riffs that give a surreal melancholic feel to the sound. Brilliant stuff from the guys, top notch.
Athens based DJ and producer John Tsamis is welcomed at Bonzai with his brilliant remix. John began DJing in Athens at small parties with his friends which led to playing bigger events with top names. In 2005 he got his own residency at Stereo before moving on to the bigger Luv Club. 2014 saw his first releases on Baboon Recordings with much more to come. The track intros with sharp hats and a long released kick that has a smooth bass edge. Percussions build nicely and provide a solid rhythm for the track to progress. Quirky vocal one shots peek through on the first break as a riser brings with it a thumping kick and a super low end bass that reverberates through the sound wonderfully. The main break unleashes a melancholic piano riff that adds a cool twist and so much character to the track. Great stuff.
Big and brash synths with a powerful bass driven groove is what the Alex Sense remix is all about. Alex is a newcomer to the Bonzai stable and no doubt this remix will make a huge impression. Based in Athens, Alex began to DJ around 1990 after he was introduced to a bit of Psy Trance. Soon after, in 2000 he set up 6thSense LTD and started to manage, produce and promote events among other things. Since 2009 he has seen releases on Movement Recordings, Micro Digital Records and Audiophile Live. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick with minimal percussions coming through. The percussions build smoothly and soon they are joined by a super punchy bass that will have any floor on the move. Big synths sweep by and give the track a purely deep streak which is further enhanced with top quality FX. The break plays on the melancholy of the original beautifully as deep piano chords are contrasted with bright arps. Strong and driving grooves for the darker rooms that will go down a storm.
New Dehli, India based DJ and producer Anurag Nandvanshi debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Soul Of India which comes in Original and Chill flavours. Anurag plays at mainstream bars and clubs, private parties and events. He is a versatile DJ and caters to his crowds with many genres. He started to produce in 2010 and puts everything into his tracks, he injects nostalgia, deep hypnotic repetitive grooves and a sense of present mixed with future. Now signed with Bonzai we can only see good times ahead with this talented guy.
The Original Mix of Soul Of India kicks us off and the intro sets the tone brilliantly with a nice round of crispy hats and cool percussions. Big chunky kicks soon follow and the percussive instruments become much more prominent. A super cool vocal sample gets us deeper into the groove as it projects vision of India. A deep and raw bassline keeps the progressive grooves flowing as melodies are formed with some fantastic flutes. The break unleashes a deep and sinister sounding drone that is contrasted superbly by the vocal before we are taken back to the main track and back on course on this wonderful progressive journey. A unique cut that is not to be missed.
The Chill Out Mix of Soul Of India takes us on a surreal trek through some beautifully crafted melodic sequences, deep basses and stunning vocal phrases. Sweeping FX add wonderful textures as you find yourself lost in the sound. The vocal induces a meditative state that is only broken by the punchy kicks and percussions that keep a sense of rhythm flowing. A superb display of music construction that will captivate your mind body and soul.
UK based dirtFlush debuts on Piston with Venice. dirtFlush released his first single Rock The Disco on Lantus Records and was soon riding high on download charts. Here we are treated with two deep fuelled tracks that will get the floors pumping no doubt.
First up we have Venice which intros with a nice punchy kick with a bubbling bass beginning to form underneath. Classic percussions provide a smooth rhythmic flow as house chords start to fade through. The chords are short stabby hits that really give that true sense of a deep house groove. The break lets those stabs loose as they stretch and modulate giving off a much more bouncier vibe. Top notch debut and a definite must have.
180 Degrees intros with a muted kick alongside subtle percussions. Deep warm notes begin to fill the space as a pulsing bass comes through with the assistance of some expertly tweaked vocal samples. The deep notes begin a fantastic journey as they are filtered and modulated leaving behind a minimal groove. Cool FX add smooth textures to the sound and we are soon locked right into the groove. Great stuff that will get any party started.
Debut appearance on Eyepatch for A & I with the superb four track Gems EP.
Opal sets off with a distant thunder effect that leads up to a warm and full kick and is soon followed by some cool percussions. Deep rooted and lush synth chords give a real depth to the groove as a grittier sub bass comes through. The break reveals a myriad of high strings that contrast beautifully with the deep vibe of the track and take us back into the main sound. Smooth deep house grooves for the late night parties and into the early morning.
Next up we have Amazonite with its sweetly melodic intro full of bright keys and arps. Beautifully crafted stabs join in and create a surreal atmosphere before percussions begin to get the rhythms flowing. The track holds its course and you find yourself wanting more and more as the layers are formed up and stripped back. Brilliant slice of deep chill that will set the scene perfectly for any set.
Jasper Red intros with a nice punchy kick and a cool mixture of different percussions that blend together beautifully. A deep, plucky bass gets the deep grooves going as a wonderful pad sweeps right through the sound. The bass and pads develop some very cool melodic phrases that make this an absolute pleasure to hear. On the break a superb chord comes through taking the track to a whole new level. Deep, laidback and groovy sounds for the late terrace parties.
Lastly on this superb EP we have Hematite Dub. Subtle percussions provide the intro and is joined by a soft pad that hovers in the air beautifully. A very cool dub styled stab gives off a reggae vibe alongside a deep plucky bass that reverberates through the sound wonderfully. Cool beats give that downtempo feel that can be enjoyed on lazy days or at the club. Classy stuff that is not to be missed.
The Spanish are back. That’s true, our well known Spanish duo, composed by Iban Montoro and Jazzman Wax, is back with another EP and we are extremely excited with it! “Amarre” is the name of the third EP from the duo with the Monog Records stamp and it’s composed by two original tracks: “Amarre” and “A Moot Point”.
“Amarre” have all the essential ingredients that makes our label so characteristic: It’s deep, dense, delicate and powerful at the same time. It’s the kind of music that you can easily listen for hours and it will never be too much!
On the B side, we have “A Moot Point” is a dance floor killer! A very powerful groove, combined with subtle chords and a lot of detailed ambient effects are the motto to make this track a “must have” in all the DJ Bags. Just have a listen and see for yourself!