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Elek-Fun delivers his newest slice entitled Great Minds Think Alike on Basiks. Back in July this year we saw his debut with the powerful Lovely Mother Fucker EP which charted well and appeared in many sets. This time around you can expect another feisty run out in a deep tech style.
First up we have the title track Great Minds Think Alike which intros with a monster kick that punches mercilessly right in the chest and is accompanied by a deep throbbing bass from the off. Cool vocal samples add contrasting textures as harsh hats are joined by subtle percussions and FX to etch out a rhythmic groove. Very powerful stuff that will be a welcome addition in those dark late night parties.
Stand & Fight sets off with a huge kick that punches right through your body, this is offset by a sharp crispy hat and builds up a solid rhythm. At the backend of those kicks and just at the offset beat is a pulsating bass that just sits waiting to pounce as the groove intensifies with various layers coming through. A relentless slice of deep techno that will be a top pick in many sets for sure.
Daniel returns to Eyepatch with this deep melancholic two tracker entitled A Numbers Game. His last outing was way back in March with Water Tunnel on Eyepatched Volume 4 and no doubt we will be in for a real treat yet again.
First up is the title track A Numbers Game which intros with some beautifully crafted deep bass synths that give off a true analogue vibe. Tight drum arrangements provide for a steady flowing rhythm that works perfectly with the melancholic nature of the tune. A much deeper almost growling bass seeps up from below and keeps the deep groove alive. The break descends into almost silence in parts which really draws you in forcing deep thoughts. Very nice arrangement that will be a hit among the deeper fraternity.
Mr Morning takes on a slightly brighter persona as beautifully plucked keys and a smooth muted kick make up the intro. Nice and crisp hats and claps soon follow striking up a steady rhythm and paving the way for a fantastic and powerful deep bass groove. A superb arrangement of bright and dark tones that blend together in perfect harmony, definitely one to check out.
Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker titled Simargl. Ruslan is a champion of the darker more energised side of progressive house sliding into deeper trance. His DJ sets on many online radioshows can testify to this as well as clubs in Moscow.
First up we have the deep atmospheric Simargl with its provoking intro that fades through with rising pads and some colourful subtle FX. Out of nowhere a massive pounding kick punches you in the gut and carries you along on this wonderful journey into the deep. The layers build slowly and the track meanders along with a walking bassline that bubbles up from below. Tightly arranged percussion patterns provide a solid rhythm as stabby synths tease. The break throws up some very cool spoken word samples that really adds to the dark nature of the sound. Top notch stuff here that will keep those dark rooms pumping.
Dunga Gongma intros with a huge punchy kick with a nice clip on top as a myriad of weird and wonderful bubbly FX go off in the background. A sinister sounding pad begins to rise up as a deep rolling bassline takes over the sound. Super tight arrangement that builds smoothly into a monster groove with various synth arps providing cool textures. The break offers a hint of melody before we are thrust back into this solid deep progressive workout, not to be missed.
Samantabhadra completes this debut in style. A very darkly intriguing intro will get your attention right away as distant voices and sounds come through. The track gets going proper with a beautifully balanced kick and bass combo. The bass thunders through the sound alongside some melodic rising arps that become a big focus. Expertly crafted FX provide some nice fillers as the track evolves, on the break those arps get busy once again to the backdrop of that throbbing bass. Another dark progressive stomper that will sit well in any deep set.
Thorin is back with his follow up to Hallucinogen back at the end of 2013 with Secrets which comes packed with three superb remixes. Over the last several months Thorin has been a busy guy with a string of remixes for the likes of Nico Parisi, Gai Barone and Audio Noir as well DJ slots on Bonzai Basik Beats and his own monthly podcast. Today Thorin keeps the progressive vibe alive with this fresh new cut.
First up we have the Original Mix that sets off with thumping kick and a wonderfully rich bass that hooks you right into its groove. Subtle percussions bring a smooth rhythmic flow to the sound as lush pads sit in the wings alongside cool arps. The first break throws up a brilliant spoken word sample that gives the track character as well as a narrative that will invoke deep thinking. A proper driving infectious groove ensues and takes us to the main break where the arps take over before we get thrust right back into full swing. Top notch yet again from Thorin and a definite must in any DJ’s box.
Manu Riga is first up to remix duty with another of his sublime progressive journeys. Manu is fresh from his fantastic Shadow of Life which saw massive support across many top portals as well as a firm favourite on the floors. Here he sets us up for one of his inspiring rides through deep prog vibes. The intro boasts a nice punchy kick and wistful FX that ebb and flow throughout bringing a mesmerizing effect to the sound. A beautifully warm bass grabs a hold of your senses and locks you in while subtle gated synths begin to form up. The break brings those wistful pads to the fore as a spoken vocal sample comes through and then it’s back to the main groove for this relentless journey which is most definitely not to be missed.
Next up we have a remix from Mark Found who has already made a big impact with his recent mix on Manu Riga’s Shadow Of Life as well as his own productions Sagittarius and Tribute which he produced under the guise Duluth. Here Mark takes a deeper approach to the sound as he introduces superb dark elements into the grooves. Chunky kicks and expertly crafted percussion arrangements keep the rhythm flowing as sinister sounding pads creep through alongside a hypnotic bassline that dominates with its pulsating rhythm. The break brings up those pads with a spoken vocal off in the distance keeping the deep vibe flowing. Superb offering here that will no doubt keep the darker floors active with its infectious grooves.
Lastly we have Deuzler with his remix, he is fresh off the back of his last remix on Audio Noir’s Brooklyn Xpress which came shortly after his debut Go Toward the Light. On the remix he takes the track firmly down the progressive house route with wonderful pounding kicks and a subtle percussion arrangement that keeps the rhythm steady and solid. Beautifully warm and lush deep basses inject the groove with a hypnotic vibe that keeps you locked in. Such a top notch cut that will be a hit among many for sure.
Spanish DJ and producer Juanma is back with this four tracker entitled Baila EP. His last outing Kamatharu was his debut and performed very well indeed hitting download portals and playlists alike.
Baila intros with a cool percussive arrangement that is soon joined by a big chunky kick and throbbing bassline. Latin inspired chants bring a worldly character to the sound as well as some very cool vocal samples. The track keeps us locked in with its infectious grooves and on the break the bassline produces some cool note changes before getting right back into the main sound. A strong and solid groover that will get asses shakin all over.
Mystic Motion is up next and gives off a smooth mellow vibe from the intro. Thick chunky kicks and crisp hats are joined by distant wispy pads that bring cool melodic flavours. The first break enhances those pads with a contrasting deep toned vocal sample taking us out and into a lush laidback groove. The bassline has a perfectly balanced vibe as it dances up and down the musical scale creating a solid rhythmic groove. The main break adds more melodic flavours to those pads with the vocal samples remaining prominent. Super smooth and the perfect tonic for the late hours.
Next up we have Lust 112 which intros with a super tight drum arrangement complete with chunky kicks and crispy hats to get the rhythms on the move. A wonderfully deep bass takes over the low end as it throbs through the sound to the backdrop of a mixture of cool vocal snippets. The track takes on a sexy vibe with subtle erotic vocals coming through as the bass delivers its powerful groove. Definitely one for the deep dark late night party sessions.
Move On rounds up this superb EP and keeps the vibe alive with a cool rhythmic intro filled with sharp crispy hats and snappy drums. Punchy kicks soon follow and are joined by a powerful pulsating bassline that hits the spot with a punch. A wonderful smooth jazzy vocal becomes the main feature and sits in the sound perfectly. A real groovy mover here that will be a big hit on the floors for sure.
Croatian producer Kruno Kereta debuts on Monog with the sublime Disquiet EP and comes complete with a superb remix from Alan Castro.
The Original Mix oozes deep minimal techno grooves as tough break beats dish out head nodding rhythms alongside some very cool percussions that become the mainstay of the track. A simple yet highly effective bass sits just behind the kicks beautifully as shuffling hats drive the rhythms. A series of synth sequences fade up from nowhere and keep with the minimal groove resulting in a proper deep techno experience.
Argentinean DJ and producer Alan Castro returns to Monog on remix duty, we last saw Alan with his Metodology EP back in 2013 which also got appearances on compilations through Eyepacth Recordings and Bonzai Progressive. Here he beefs up the original with big punchy kicks in a breaks pattern and a super tight drum and percussion arrangement which keeps with the minimal feel of the sound. Eerie sounding synth licks and pads combine brilliantly with a series of metallic FX which marries perfectly with the vibe. The beats transform into a full on 4×4 rhythm at the midway point and this beast of a track really takes off. A truly epic experience you will not want to miss.
Stratus rounds up this EP and gets right into the heart of deep minimal techno sounds with thumping break beats and a pure, raw bass. Rhythmic patterns flow effortlessly with the addition of spacey hats and percussions. A fantastic arp sequence brings with it a hypnotic flow that filters wonderfully to become the dominant force of the groove. Top notch stuff that will surely get attention within the techno fraternity.
Our Deep Worx series enters its 9th installment bringing you no less than 20 of the finest deep prime cuts around. We’ve compiled original works and remixes for your pleasure from the likes of Rogerio Martins, CCO, Marcus Knight, DirtFlush, Brett Laurence, Marcus Raute, Bonetti, Garcynoise, Marcus Raute, Jazzman Wax & Iban Montoro, Ecco, Yusuke Yakamoto, JR From Dallas, Tommy Ro, Kenny Keys and many more. Get the floors rocking with these deep and soulful vibes for the ultimate house music experience.
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Relaunch is back with his long awaited follow up to his Camis Minor EP with the superb Sleepwalking EP. Since then Maik has been very busy with remixes for the likes of Matan Caspi, Airwave & DJ Fire, Philthy Chit and Gai Barone as well as other projects. We are always excited when he delivers his cuts and this one will blow your mind.
First up we have Sleepwalking which takes us on a journey through the deep side of progressive. The intro boasts a beautiful display of deep sounds with throbbing basses and wonderful bright pads with a single kick that teases before pumping out a chunky 4×4 groove. Those arps and pads contrast brilliantly with a deep pulsating bassline that drives the track forward relentlessly. We can hear influences of Psy in there as the bassline produces acidic flavours that add so much texture to the sound. A merciless trek through the darker progressive sphere that will appeal to many for sure.
A State Of Full Consciousness intros with a massive punchy kick and sharp crispy percussions. The bassline gets going early on and brings a tough edge to the sound as it rolls through. An infectious groove ensues and as the layers build we are treated to some outstanding synths that propel the track to new heights. The break lets loose with the synths bringing melodies alongside a droning bass before we are thrust right back into the main groove. A huge pumping track that will light many floors.
The Original Mix of Night Train is up next and the intro takes no prisoners as it unleashes a myriad of pads and FX creating a brilliant soundscape. A plucky arp delivers a sweet melody before the track hits you right in the face with powerful kick and roaring bass combi. Wonderfully layered sounds and FX take the track forward with the bass as the main driving force. We get another taste of melodies on the break which are in stark contrast to the dark nature of the groove and then it’s back to full on mode in this fantastic dark progressive slice.
Lastly on this superb EP we have the Techno Edit of Night Train. We get the driving force from the original as those basses dominate the sound with the emphasis on the darker elements. Nice chunky kicks and a rhythmic percussions keep the groove moving as sweeping pads draw you in. A much more hypnotic affair and one that will gain a lot of attention for sure.
Leiden based duo Formel aka Tom Noah and Bas Van Der Laken debut on Piston with the superb The Magnificent Kaleidoscopa EP. The guys had met in strange circumstances, they were fighting over a bottle of Vodka backstage at a gig and from that they formed Formel. Since then they have forged a strong partnership and blended their respective styles, Bas having the more progressive sound and Tom having a more tech house style. They debuted in 2013 on Bla Bla Records and have played at top gigs and events across Europe. Well worth keeping an eye on this formidable pair.
We kick off this superb EP with the title track, The Magnificent Kaleidoscopa. The intro eases in with some cool percussions that have a hint of tribalism attached. A perfectly balanced thumping kick soon takes over with a super sweet pad and sultry vocal sitting in the background. The bassline is a wonderfully rich, full sound that warms the track beautifully as smooth synths add a colourful texture. A very smooth and upbeat slice that will be a feature in many sets for sure.
Popayan intros with a subtle percussion with distant melodic phrases fading in from the back. A strong punchy kick gets the track really moving with the help of crispy sharp hats and some brilliant FX. The bassline takes the sound that little bit further with its deep resonating pulses. Very smooth and groovy offering with beautifully layered sounds, top notch.
Prince Rupert sets off with a cool punchy kick as the percussions begin to form up to bring a steady, flowing rhythm. Lush chords bring a wonderful deep house groove to the sound which are filled with melodic flavours. The bassline brings a tough edge to the track which contrasts perfectly with much more upbeat main sound. The break reveals smooth pads that ebb and flow beautifully leading to some cool synth work before getting right back into the main groove for the duration, classy stuff that is not to be missed.
Cysxe aka Van Czar and Minitech Project aka Faroukh Hasham team up for the first time to deliver this stomping techno cut, Acid Planet EP. Cysxe is the darker, tougher side of Van’s techno style who we first got a glimpse of on Bouge back in 2012 and then more recently on Onofrio Conte’s Underground People. It has been a while since we seen Minitech Project on these shores, he has been busy with other works in the meantime but we are delighted to see him back. Time to buckle up for a ride deep into pure techno vibes.
The Original Mix of Acid Planet sets us off with its chunky, bass heavy kicks packing a huge punch that hits you square in the chest. The kicks produce a tough driving groove with the help of some intricate percussion patterns that create a flowing rhythm. The break throws up a darkly tribal, primitive drum sequence before leading us back to those pounding kicks. Superb stuff from these guys that will have those dark rooms bouncing.
Next up we have the Majed Remix of Acid Planet. Majed is returning to Bonzai after his debut alongside Van and their In Vino EP back in July this year. The remix intros with a smooth and crispy percussion before a nice punchy kick comes through and bringing that cool techno flavour along for the ride. The super smooth bass meanders through the track beautifully with its up and down motion, this works so perfectly with percussion driven nature of the sound and will no doubt appeal to many jocks, top notch yet again.
Deep Me features the vocal talents of Padhme who last featured on You And Me in 2013 and who remains mysteriously anonymous. The track intros with a sharp percussion arrangement that builds a steady flowing rhythm. Gut pounding bass heavy kicks soon join in and give that raw techno coating to the sound. Big focus on drums and percussions with cool fills and smooth filtering. The vocals add wonderful character as they bring a deep hypnotic groove which is the perfect combination for this purist sound.
Majed steps up to remix Deep Me and does a fantastic job. The intro hits hard with a deep pulsating kick stutter that is lit up by a cool drum section that fades through beautifully. The kicks filter out superbly to reveal a very electro fuelled breakbeat arrangement complete with snappy kicks and punchy snares. The break lets loose with a very cool synth riff that has that distinct metallic electro flavour. A brilliantly constructed slice of techno that is not to be missed.