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RISE AND FALL – IMMERSION (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Rise And Fall aka Russian based DJ and producer Anton Vishniakov is back at the helm with Immersion which comes with a superb remix from Audio Noir. June 2014 saw his last release Seize The Day gain a lot of support, since then he has delivered various remixes as well as appearances on many of our compilations, the most recent being the Miami WMC 2015 compilation.

The Original Mix intros with a nice dark theme as a deep growling bass is met with punchy kicks and rising FX. The bass meanders through the sound beautifully as it command authority over the groove. Percussion and drum layers build to bring out a solid rhythmic flow as the atmospheric tones of the track are revealed by the superb array of pads and FX. The break delves into the deeper elements before we get slammed back into this tough edged progressive stomper that is not to be missed.

A firm favourite on the remix is back with another of his stunning reworks. Audio Noir delivers his Hypnotiks remix and once again he knocks it outta the park with his signature deep fuelled style. 2015 already looks like a bumper year for this guy, he kicked off with his own track Life before submitting remixes for Matan Caspi and Quadran aka Philippe van Mullem who sadly passed away in February. Much more to come from Audio Noir so be sure to stay tuned. As the title of the remix suggest we are in for a hypnotic ride through the deeper sounds of progressive house. The intro provides a subtle induction with sweeping FX, smooth percussions and a soft hat. Nice punchy kicks join in and the groove gathers pace alongside a solid rhythm. The bass adds a world of depth to the sound that really draws you in and captivates the mind, body and soul. The first break reveals a sublime atmosphere which is greatly enhanced by a fantastic spoken vocal that leads us back into the main groove. The epic ride continues with that bass dominating as melodic pads sit aloof in the background. A super solid ride through deep progressive that you most definitely will not want to miss.

#riseandfall #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir

16 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

VINCENT ESPERANZA – NIGHT FEVER EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

French DJ and producer Vincent Esperanza makes his Piston Recordings debut with the wonderful four track Night Fever EP. Growing up in his native Paris, Vincent found House music around 2001 while partying in the French capital. Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink and Steve Bug are just some of the artists who have influenced him over the years. In 2007 he started producing and saw releases on labels like Look Ahead Records and Zikomatik. He likes to infuse warm tones and techno edges into his sound, just what we like to hear.

First up is When You Fly which intros with sharp edged percussions that lead into a punchy kick and crispy hat combo. The groove gets down and dirty with a brilliant deep bass that saunters through the sound with a suave laziness. A raspy male vocal comes in gives a surreal trippy vibe with the help of some very cool synths. Definitely one for the late night parties.

Walking Dead sets off with a sinister tone right from the outset as a chunky kick is met with deep scraping sounds. A contrastingly warm bass comes through and creates a cool textured layer while shuffling hats provide a solid rhythm alongside a tight drum arrangement. The groove settles in for the long haul as a biographical spoken vocal winds its way through to the backdrop of cool metallic effects. Deep and dark grooves that will keep the floors moving into the early hours.

Get Down intros with a cool percussion arrangement over a subdued kick. An infinitely deep bass crashes in that will definitely give the woofers a run for their money. Cool vocals litter the groove as that bass dominates all the way through the sound. Tight drums ensure the rhythms keep moving as a hypnotic vibe is forced through your ears locking you right in, this one will no doubt get a few heads turning.

Rounding up this stunning EP we have Something Special with its rhythmic intro filled with punchy kicks, sharp claps and a cool tribal ridden slapped drum pattern. Spacey effects streak through the sound as a dancing bass gets the groove into full flow. Deep house vibes get a showing from the groovy keys on offer as a spoken vocal pops up throughout. The break unleashes a wall of sound that is broken up by those warm keys before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Top notch stuff that will get the imagination working overtime.

#vincentesperanza #pistonrecordings

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SIRIUS BROWN – CLICK TIME (BONZAI BASIKS)

Sirius Brown debuts on Basiks with the pacey techno stomper Click Time which comes backed with a superb remix from Van Czar. Sirius has released some top gems over the last few years and is also the A&R for Backspin Records. As well as producing he is also a fantastic pro DJ, spinning at top clubs and parties. Nice to have him on board here and hope to see more in the future.

The Original Mix gets right into full on tech mode with a tough kick and snappy clap combo alongside bright open hats. A very cool probing bass makes its way through the sound as we go deeper into techno grooves. In the background a rising pad sweeps across the sound as tube like synths rattle around. Higher pitched string bring an air of intensity as a fantastic vocal snippet floats around. A real stomping groover here that will light up the floors no doubt.

One of Bonzai’s most prolific and hardest working DJ and producer Van Czar steps up for remix duty. Already in 2015 Van is making waves with his tight pumping DJ sets to his usual top quality productions such as his latest offering, Rumba EP among others on various labels. One highlight we know Van is very proud of is his first cut to vinyl through our Bonzai Worx Vol 5 which featured the superb Sugar Love. On the remix we get an injection of Vans signature tight drum patterns and attention to detail we have come to love. Big, pounding kicks dominate alongside a monster bassline that is complimented by a classic styled acid line that runs right through the sound. Old skool styled drums and claps keep the groove flowing and the addition of the vocal snippets works beautifully. Top notch yet again from Van and we will no doubt be seeing a lot more from this guy soon.

#siriusbrown #bonzaibasiks #vanczar

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KINDRED SPIRITS – FOLIES D’ANTAN (GREEN MARTIAN)

Kindred Spirits return to Green Martian with the superb Folies d’Antan which comes with a fantastic remix from Edwin van Cleef. Their last outing saw a remix on Dofamine’s Zero which turned a few heads at the start of 2015.

The Original Mix intros with smooth kick and raspy hat combo as warm chords fill in the background. Cool synths come through providing a sharp, slicing element alongside a groovy lead riff that captivates with its subtle melodies. Sweeping strings cascade through the sound and bring a nice uplifting vibe as a probing bassline finds its way into the sound. On the break the strings and pads combine beautifully to deliver a cinematic styled sequence that really gets your imagination going before we get back into the solid progressive house groove once again. A wonderful slice that will no doubt be a feature in many sets.

UK producer Edwin van Cleef debuts on Green Martian with his stunning remix. Edwin is a purveyor of cosmic, driving grooves and in the past he has remixed for the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Shinichi Osawa, The Knocks and Metronomy. His own tracks have gained huge support from Alex Metric and Starsmith and receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Ego FM. This remix comes after Edwin took a short break, but stay tuned as he plans on a bumper 2015. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick as smooth house chords are met with sweeping pads. Sharp, crispy hats and claps get the rhythm on the move as the layers build. Expertly crafted FX fill the spectrum and create a wonderfully spacious atmosphere. The deep penetrating bass line cuts through the brightness of the track and brings a strong, contrasting deep groove to the sound. The lead synths bring a subtle melodic flavour and on the break we get locked into that melodic flow as the synths, pads and subtle arps wash over your senses. The track kicks back into its solid progressive groove for the duration making this a definite must have track in your collection.

#kindredspirits #greenmartian #edwinvancleef

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WMC MIAMI 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

It’s almost that time of year again when the boffins head off to Miami to bask in the Florida sunshine while the rest of us wrap up against the cold, icy breeze of Winter. Fear not, as we have gathered together some of the hottest progressive house cuts that are guaranteed to get the temperatures rising with warm, lush, driving and energetic progressive house grooves. 38 tracks and remixes from over 50 artists including Airwave, Phi Phi, Relaunch, Ruslan Vashkevich, Parga, Kintar, Frangellico, Marian Brito, Subconcious Tales, Rise and Fall, Mathov, Dark Soul Project, Fe Malefiz, Simos, Tagias, Billy Alex, Audio Noir, East Cafe, Mindgamers, Steve Sai, Manu Riga, Matan Caspi, Rishi K.,DJ Fire, Loquai, Thorin, Mark Found, Greenage, Reflection Soul, Crocy, Cotry, DeepAlexander, Dofamine, Kevin Vega, Mendexx, Alfonso Muchacho, Mariano Mellino, Degrassi, Moshic, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Christopher Hermann, JWM, Anurag Nandvanshi, Philthy Chit, Tribal Warriors, Napalm & DPhrag, Chris Harris, Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Quivver, Rick Pier O’Neill and Jamie Baggotts will definitely get the mercury on the move and keep the floors burning all night long.

#kintar #subconscioustales #riseandfall #eastcafe #stevesai #loquai #markfound #deepalexander #kevinvega #alfonsomuchacho #matancaspi #anuragnandvanshi #manuriga #quivver #relaunch #airwave #phiphi #ruslanvashkevich #parga #frangellico #marianbrito #mathov #darksoulproject #femalefiz #simostagias #billyalex #audionoir #mindgamers #matancaspi #rishik #djfire #thorin #greenage #reflectionsoul #cotry #crocy #dofamine #mendexx #marianomellino #degrassi #moshic #samotarev #maxmagnum #christopherhermann #jwm #philthychit #tribalwarriors #napalm #dphrag #chrisharris #stivenrivic #michaellevan #rickpieroneil #jamiebaggotts

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DARK SOUL PROJECT & MATHOV featuring FE MALEFIZ – WE ARE NOT ALONE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Dark Soul Project teams up once again with the superb vocalist Fe Malefiz on We Are Not Alone which comes with two brilliant remixes. These two very talented artists gained a lot of attention with their first collab, Ain’t No Melodies Left, which featured heavily in many sets and charts. Clearly they have a great chemistry that we are sure will last for a long time, looking forward to more in the future.

The Original Mix sets off with a cool rhythmic flow as punchy kicks are joined by a tight drum section filled with crispy hats and energetic slapped hits. Sweeping FX take us through each section as various layers come together. A smooth and warm bass keeps the groove moving as synths begin to swell and the first hint of vocals creep in. When the vocals appear you are instantly captivated by their rich tones and sweet rounded edges. The break delves into a full on epic ride where a superb melodic lead is unleashed alongside those huge sweeps and sweet vocal. A real uplifting progger that will be a big hitter at peak time no doubt.

Belgian DJ and producer Nico Parisi steps up to the remix desk with his deep and grooving cut. Nico is back after a short break and he tells us there is lots in store which we are excited about. He has been a very busy guy on the DJ circuit with various gigs across the country and a spot at Bonzai Classics in Effenaar which proved to be another huge success. Plenty more to come from this guy so stay tuned. The remix intros with a cool punchy kick backed up with various percussive hits. A deep and grooving bass soon joins in as distant pads start to rise. Smooth notes bring a subtle melodic flavour and build up a quite intense vibe as they contrast with the darker tones. On the break we are lured into an evocative world filled with Fe’s captivating vocal and minimal sounds before getting thrust back into the main groove for the duration. A very smooth deep prog vibe that will definitely get a lot of attention.

On form producer and DJing duo Manu Riga and Matt Holliday are up next on remix duties. The guys have really hit the ground running since joining forces just a few months ago and their debut release Ethnology EP will no doubt be making waves across the scene. On the DJing front they have a monthly show on progressivebeats.com called Ethnoscience which is already gaining many listeners. Just recently we spoke to the guys after they met up in the UK where they say they had a great time which included a photoshoot. A new project is already in the works which we are excited about, more info soon on that. Individually they have material that will be released soon, great times ahead for these two very talented artists. The remix intros with a muted kick as various sounds sweep through. The kicks transform into a nice punchy hit while arps and FX glide across the sound. A tight drum arrangement gets the rhythm flowing with a tribal element running through. On the bottom end a deep droning bass adds great depth to the sound before a solid, driving bassline takes over. The layers continue to build with smooth chords bringing a true progressive vibe alongside subtle melodies. Heading into the break we are confronted with an absolutely stunning sequence where the melodic flavours begin to shine to the backdrop of a huge soundscape. Out of nowhere a wonderful piano riff takes over and really gets the hairs standing at the back of your neck before we ease back into the main groove. Superb stuff from this duo that will definitely be a peak time monster.

#darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #bonzaiprogressive #nicoparisi #manuriga #mattholliday

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ABI-Q – BOAKA CHIRINGO (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Abi-Q returns to Bonzai after long hiatus with the superb three tracker Boaka Chiringo. It was back in 2012 when we last saw him with 12 as well as subsequent appearances on several of our compilations. Great to see him back and we hope to see much more from him in the future.

First up we get right into the deep progressive house grooves of Boaka Chiringo. The intro boasts a cool drum and percussion arrangement with a plucky bass fading through. Cool FX litter the sound and take us into the main track with nice punchy kicks and smooth percs alongside subtle hats and sharp claps. A lush, deep droning chord arrangement takes over the sound bringing a great depth to the groove. The FX and rising synths add wonderful textures with organic flavours throughout. A real nice and smooth trek into the deeper side of prog house, not to be missed.

Caribbean Romance intros with a cool rising chord and subtle tribalistic drum arrangements in the background as a punchy kick gets the feet tapping. A cool, flowing rhythm ensues with the help of tight percussions and shuffling hats. Sweeping pads ebb and flow throughout taking the sound deeper into a pure house groove. A warm plucked bass sits just under the sound perfectly allowing the mid range to flourish. Top notch stuff that is a definite must have for your collection.

These Dark Rhodes gets the remix treatment from Wonji aka Juan Gonzalez. Wonji was last seen around these shores on his 2012 release Convince Me on Eyepatch Recordings. Another artist we are delighted to see with the hope of more to come. The intro gets right up in your face with a full on groove filled to the brim with deep pulsing bass, chunky kicks and huge reverbed percussions. We settle into a smooth house ride as that bass becomes the main feature alongside some cool vocals that are scattered throughout. The break reveals a very cool surreal sequence that gives way to the bass which evolves into a 303 line before we get slammed back into the main groove for the duration. Superb deep grooves that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#abiq #bonzaiprogressive #wonji

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DANIEL RAY – MIRRORS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

The hugely impressive Daniel Ray debuts on Piston with the brilliant two tracker, Mirrors. Daniel was a regular feature on Eyepatch Recordings where he dished out his brand of deep house goodness. October 2014 saw A Numbers Game perform well and on top of that he featured in several compilations from the Bonzai stable.

Mirrors sets out with a smooth chord structure that just oozes late night house vibes. Bright and crispy hats come through and join up with a cool drum arrangement as various other key elements are introduced. The keys go through various stages as they are twisted and contorted with expert precision. A cool plucky bassline keeps the low end groove flowing in this beautifully constructed slice of deep organic house.

Under intros with a very cool kick and hat combi that could have come straight off a high end drum kit. Various percussive elements begin to layer up as orchestral wind instruments lurk in the background. A big plucky, cello sounding bass dances along the groove while simple key structures fill the gaps. The track gives off a very live sounding vibe that will definitely get the floors moving with its big sounds.

#danielray #pistonrecordings

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JOHNNY DEEP (AKA YONATHAN DAHAN) – FLOWTING UP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Johnny Deep returns to Eyepatch with the delicious four tracker, Flowting Up, and he enlists the talented Pierre Lusthilia on two of the tracks which is a real treat. It was back in mid 2014 that we last saw him with Down The Road and since then his tracks have been gracing many compilations and DJ sets. Johnny remains firmly rooted at the centre of the Israeli electronic music scene as he continues to dish out top quality cuts. As always we are delighted with his latest offering and we know you will be too.

First up we have the sultry smooth deep house grooves of Flowting Up. We get drawn right into those deep grooves from the off as soft strings are matched against a strong punchy kick drum that dominates the sound. Subtle percussions form up and provide an ample rhythm to the track as a penetrating pulsing bass hypnotizes the mind. A real sultry affair that will make you sway the night away.

Next up we have I Luv You To The Bone with Pierre Lusthilia. The intro boasts a superb display of drum arrangement as various slapped drums pair up with a cool punchy kick as a probing bass eases its way through the sound. Classic house chord stabs lurk in the distance before fading through to become the lead element. The track gathers pace as a cool vocal comes in alongside various percussions. On the break those house chords make their presence felt with a hefty dose of awesome filters. Top notch stuff that will get the floors moving for sure.

Until You Love Me intros with a simple hat and vocal combi before being joined by a well rounded kick drum that gets the groove moving nicely. A lazy analog styled bass meanders through the sound as various other vocals are introduced. The rhythm picks up as the percussions build, creating a smooth, grooving deep house sound. Warm keys add a wonderful texture and are contrasted by a much sharper plucked sound later on. A definite late night mover here you will not want to miss.

Rounding off this great pack we have Com’on Move with Pierre Lusthilia. Cool crispy hats bring the track to life and sets the rhythm up nicely for the duration. Nice big chunky kicks join in as the bass finds its way through with its pulsing groove. Deep House flavours ooze out of the sound through the superb keys that work effortlessly alongside the bass. A big feature here is the varying vocals which adds a seamless flow to the rhythm and gives off a kind of oldskool garage vibe. Another superb cut from this duo.

#johnnydeepakayonathandahan #pierrelusthilia #eyepatchrecordings

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MR. DELLO & ELCHINSOUL – CLOROQUINE EP (PROGREZ)

It’s been a while since we last saw Mr. Dello, almost 2 years in fact, back in 2012 with Woadi Moan. On his return he is joined by Progrez debutant Elchinsoul on the fantastic deep fuelled three tracker Cloroquine EP.

Cloroquine intros with a superb punchy kick causes a shudder through the speakers. Cool metallic FX fade through and lead up to a monster bass that reverberates right through the sound beautifully. Bright open hats join in and the rhythm picks up the pace as that bass dominates. Minimalist synths cascade up and down on the break to the backdrop of some very cool sounds and effects giving a raw, earthy sound. Top notch deep grooves for the late night parties.

Home intros with an in your face kick and bass combi as tight drum patterns come through. Solid rhythms are formed out of the vast array of drums on offer and are joined by crispy hats and expertly crafted FX. The track powers on with that huge bass commanding authority over the groove. On the break we are treated to a cool display of drums before we get slammed right back into the main sound for the duration. A powerful, driving slice of tribal grooves to get the floors rocking.

Chocolate Rainbow sets off with some very cool, well rounded kicks and a shuffling rhythmic hi-hat pattern. Soft synth notes sit on top of a deep droning sub bass as various sounds and shapes build all around. The main bass groove dominates as it throbs into existence and really sets the deep vibe alive. Subtle melodic arps take us to the break and lead us into a surreal world filled with cool FX and those shuffling hats. The beat kicks back in and we get locked into the solid deep progressive house groove. Definitely a track that will turn a few heads, one to watch.

#mrdello #elchinsoul #progrez

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MATAN CASPI – SERENITY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matan is back with the irresistible Serenity which comes backed up with a remix from Audio Noir, enough to get the progressive taste bud flowing. Matan remains a very popular figure at Bonzai, his work always oozes quality and attracts a lot of attention. His last outing Aim To The Moon, did just that having gained top spots across various platforms. Always an exciting time when his stuff comes through the office.

On the Original Mix the track eases into its progressive flow with a strong kick and a selection of sublime strings and pads that give off a nice ethnic flavour. The bassline sits perfectly at the low end and really drives home the deeper side of the groove. Drums and percussion slowly build up and provide a solid rhythm to the backdrop of stunning FX and surreal vocal snippets. At the break huge strings swell up as bright and beautiful pianos plink along the sound before we are taken right back into the main groove for the duration. A superb slice of prog once again from this man and a definite must have.

Australian DJ and producer Audio Noir never lets up on the quality front as he always delivers the goods, his Audio Noir Safari mix on Serenity is no exception and must be heard. Audio Noir kicked off 2015 with Life which gained a lot of support all over and he is currently working on other material, which is exciting as he always likes to delve into different styles, drawing inspiration from unlikely sources. Much more to come from this guy in the months ahead so stay tuned. The remix intros with a beautifully constructed sequence filled with bright melodic notes and tribalistic slapped drums. The layers just keep on building as wave after wave of rich strings and pads sweep across a steady chord layout. Whispered voices bring an air of mystery to the sound that builds a lot of character into the track. We get a superb dosing of strummed guitars that lead up to the tight beats as the melodies continue to float by before the track settles into its progressive groove filled with probing basses and shuffling hats. A fantastic cut yet again that you will not want to miss.

#matancaspi #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir

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JAMIE BAGGOTTS – THE CHANT (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

UK based DJ and producer Jamie Baggotts is back at BP with The Chant. His debut a few months ago made waves in all the right places and charted well across many platforms. Jamie keeps up his pacey progressive style this time around on this superb two tracker.

The Chant gets us right into the heart of driving progressive grooves with its acid styled basslines and tight drum arrangement. A deep, much more powerful bass sits underneath the rolling acid lines beautifully providing great depth to the sound. On top a sweeping female vocal mesmerizes the mind for the duration. This epic monster just keeps on giving, at the midway point a sublime transformation takes place and the groove is ramped up a notch as the bassline drives on relentlessly. Rising synths fade through and take us up to the break where the synths weave out intricate melodies coupled with that fantastically constructed bass sequence. Definitely a track for the late night sessions due to the pure epicness within.

The Voyager intros with a nice punchy kick and distant sounding percussion sequence. A sinister pad lurks behind as the drum arrangement gathers pace and is joined soon after by an expertly crafted bass pattern filled with cascading arp notes. A short break reveals a brilliant synth that fades out to leave us with a full on driving progressive groove. Bright melodic synth riffs enter the fray and take on a euphoric flavour that leave the hairs on your neck at attention. On the break the bass keeps the groove flowing before a wonderful synth lead delivers a huge build up filled with a massive riser like an oncoming swarm of bees and the crashes back into the main sound for the duration. Another epic fuelled prog monster here that will definitely turn a few heads.

#jamiebaggots #bonzaiprogressive

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OLI FRANCES – SLOW MO (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Debut appearance on Piston for Blackpool, UK based DJ and producer Oli Frances with his superb Slow Mo, which also comes backed up with a top class remix from Alvaro Martins. This relatively young artist is proving to be a person of interest due to his great knowledge and love of house music. At 23 years old he has already got the attention of many in the industry having played at top nights such as Sub Sono, Edit and Kaluki in venues like Sankey’s, Bar 137 and Warehouse. On the production front he is making waves on various labels with his raw style and driving house grooves. Great to have him on board here at Piston and we hope to see more in the months ahead.

First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a cool punchy kick and sharp hat combi with a teasing bass lurking in the rear. The bass comes to the fore with its amazing analog prowess and brings with it a warm flowing house groove. Offset keys provide a cool contrast to the lower frequencies that playfully dance their way through the groove. Throughout the track we get a very cool 90’s flavour that just oozes out of the piano riffs. A very tight and solid slice of house which is a definite must have.

On remix duty we have Porto based producer Alvaro Martins. Alvaro grew up with a love for 80’s and 90’s Pop and Rock sounds which soon developed into a passion for Classic Soul and Funk. At 8 years old he joined a music school and learned classic piano which gave him a deeper insight into how music evolves. Nowadays his early influences have proved useful in his outstanding production style. He has released a plethora of top quality House cuts across many labels and he also joins forces with his friend to form Peers & Upright with releases on Something Else and Save Room Recordings. On the remix we get a bass heavy intro that reverberates beautifully through the sounds system with sharp, crispy hats cutting through the low end. Very smooth house keys make their way into the sound with groovy riff that leads us into a raw analog groove. On the break the 90’s flavour pours out in the form of classic piano stabs as cool vocals pop up all around. A fantastic contrast between the old skool style and modern deep house grooves, top notch stuff.

#olifrances #pistonrecordings #alvaromartins

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ONOFRIO CONTE – RUMBLE (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

After a superb remix on Van Czar’s Rumba, Onofrio is back at the SRUR helm with the brilliant Rumble which comes backed up with three quality remixes. Get ready for this unique, energetic style as Onofrio rustles up another slice of intense Techno for your listening pleasure.

The Original Mix gets us on the move with a pounding kick drum that will hit the mid rift hard with a little help from a super low end bass. Crispy, sharp hats cut through the low frequencies like a knife as an intensity builds in the background with a rising synth. Shuffling rhythms form up as the hats begin to stutter and drum patterns emerge. The bass moves into an offset position creating an energetic feel to the sound while on the break the synths get a look in as the groove flourishes. Top notch stuff yet again that you will definitely want to get into your sets.

The popular Ozan Kanik steps up to the remix desk for the first of three remixes. 2015 has kicked off very well for SRUR boss Oz Romita, and with tracks like this and Ozan’s own Back Ally Rally, in the frame it looks set to continue. The intro sets off with a somewhat intense vibe as nice punchy kicks are joined by sharp hats and a sinister sounding synth drone. Cool drum patterns litter the groove and keep the rhythm flowing while top quality FX take us through the composition effortlessly. The intense vibe continues to rise and is enhanced by the introduction of some hypnotic sounds that show up through the break. A super sleek, super solid slice of Techno that will keep the floors pumping no doubt.

Naples native Bulaklak aka Francesco Flores debuts on SRUR with his remix. Having grown up with music through playing instruments and listening, it was inevitable that he would end up making it his career. At 15 he discovered underground house music and he began to DJ. On the production front he has released across many labels and is known for his experimental style. The remix here feeds perfectly into that experimental style he loves, the intro boasts some cool pulsing basses, sinister synths and rising pads that give off a surreal vibe. Nice, big chunky kicks soon take charge with the bass settling in nicely at the low end to allow the vast array of sounds and strange shapes to form. As the layers build you find yourself locked into the sound with no escape. Bulaklak blends the minimal side of Techno with some powerful grooves to create a tight and solid Techno workout that will really get the heads nodding, a must have.

Moll returns to SRUR with a superb remix. We last saw him on remix duty for Oz Romita’s Idiots and before that on Bonzai Basiks with At The Dawn EP. Always great to see this guys work come through the office as we know we’re always in for a real treat. On the remix we get thrust into a sublime world filled with pounding kicks and rising FX and hypnotic rhythms. The intro gets right into it with powerful kicks coupled with sharp claps and super sharp hats. The bass rumbles along nicely on the bottom as the mid frequencies take control of the sound. The synths sit perfectly among the cacophony of percussions and echoed claps that give the track a real edgy feel. A truly intense Techno groove, only for the headstrong.

#onofrioconte #soundsrusrecordings #ozankanik #bulaklak #moll

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BEYOND BEATS – FINALLY READY (GREEN MARTIAN)

US based DJ and producer Beyond Beats turns up on our Green Martian imprint with Finally Ready. His debut came through Progrez back in June 2014 with Somewhere Out There, which got a feature on Club Traxx Dark & Deep 2. Finally Ready delivers four atmospheric progressive house cuts you’ll not want to miss.

First up we have the title track Finally Ready with its beautifully constructed intro filled with deep strings and cascading notes. A nice snappy kick gets the groove going as it cuts through the mesmerizing melody. Tight percussion sequences deliver a smooth rhythm that lead us into the first break where a sublime spoken vocal takes us deeper into the sound. A truly surreal experience that plays with your imagination wonderfully.

Midnight Memories intros with a blissful rising pad on top of a smooth deep bass. Subtle kick drums and a crispy percussion sequence bring a rhythmic flow to the sound as melodies litter the groove. The bass notes come through beautifully as they meander around the sound creating an almost downtempo feel. A superbly crafted slice of uplifting house music that will be a welcome addition to your collection.

Next up we have Kool Kat with its haunting intro filled with deep basses and eerie soundscapes that rattle their way through the sound. A subtle acid style bassline fades in and is joined by muted kicks and effective percussion that get the groove moving nicely. Rich strings rise and fall creating a smooth euphoric vibe that contrasts effortlessly with the ever evolving acid line. The break reveals a much more melodic flow before we get taken back into the main groove for the duration, top notch stuff.

Rounding off this fantastic four tracker we have River In The Woods. The intro brings a brilliantly contrasting sequence filled with deep bass drones and bright synth notes. Cool kick drums and crispy percussions form up and deliver a nice and solid rhythmic flow. The break keeps the percussion section going which is joined by various sounds that capture the imagination beautifully. A nice early morning track to start your day, perfect.

#beyondbeats #greenmartian

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Download the Bonzai mobile app for iOS, Android & Windows Phone (coming soon): Bonzai Progressive, Version 1.3

Get the latest Bonzai news as well as tapping into our social media platforms and browse our web store, all on your mobile phone or tablet.

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