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Goa born and now living in Panaji, India, Greenage debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Lost Memories. For the past four years Greenage has been at the forefront of progressive vibes with his brand of quality productions. He has appeared on top labels such as Mystique Music, Elliptical Sun Recordings, Inception and Green House to name just a few. We are delighted to have him on board and can see exciting things for the future. Lost Memories comes with two outstanding remixes that are not to be missed.
The Original Mix gets us moving with its smoothed edges and flowing rhythms. The classic kick and hat styled intro leads us into a beautifully constructed progressive world. Tight beats are joined by a superbly warm bass that hits the spot with its deep lush vibes while a hypnotizing synth riff sits over the top alongside expertly placed FX. The groove intensifies with rich pads swelling up in the background as Eastern flavours begin to make an appearance. The break unleashes the full power of the melodies in the track and culminate with a beautiful string pluck before we get thrust back into the main groove. A real mover here that will grace many floors no doubt.
One of Bonzai’s undoubted top artists hits the remix desk for a journey into a pure progressive world. With an ever increasing workload and ongoing multiple projects, Manu Riga delivers his Night At Goa Remix and he is here to show how it’s done. In just the last few months he has churned out quality remixes for Samotarev, Chris Harris, Mendexx and JWM as well as his own tracks, including a reworking of his Bonzai debut Tai Chi Girl. His recent collab with Matt Holiday has resulted in an upcoming release this February, a brand new radio show and much more. A huge year for this guy is on the cards, well worth keeping an eye and ear on. On the intro we are met with crispy hats and sharp claps that blend perfectly with the punchy kicks on offer. A deep droning bass creates a dark atmosphere as various synths and other sounds fill the spectrum alongside expertly crafted FX sequences. Manu entrenches his tribalistic style into the sound with some brilliant drum patterns that marry up beautifully with the ever evolving bassline. Goa elements litter the sound with haunting Eastern voices fading in and out of the groove. A proper, driving slice of progressive that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Blufeld is up next with his Past Is Present Remix and he does not disappoint with his energetic offering. David (Blufeld) is somewhat of a Bonzai stalwart having been around the label since 2008, many tracks have been released across various Bonzai labels since then, including multiple albums. His last full release, Threlkeld gained much support as did his remixes for Alex Vidal and Digital Department, he also got featured on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends Underground Progressive Collection, which rose to the number 1 spot at Beatport. Recently he announced a 4th studio album and a slight change in his production style for 2015, watch this space. The remix intros with a cool drum sequence with sweeping FX splattered over the top, this leads to a short breakbeat groove before going full on 4×4 and picking up the pace. Energy levels rise as a strong synth line hits hard alongside a melodic arp and a wall of noise. The break unleashes the full melodic flavour of the track as the hook dishes out its trance-like vibe and then subtly relenting to bring the beats back to the progressive nature of the track. Superb stuff from Blufeld that will appeal to many across the board no doubt.
Italian DJ and producer, Kunda aka Marco Sven Minetti debuts on Piston with the superb Persiano EP. Since late 2013, releases on labels like Natura Viva, Innocent Music, ExpMental Records, Antura Records and Hang On Music have garnered much support from top jocks around the world. We’re delighted to have Kunda here at Piston and look forward to more in the future.
Persiano gets the EP moving with a solid intro filled with chunky beats and a nice and warm well rounded bass that will have asses shakin no doubt. Intricate percussions weave out a steady flowing rhythm as cool house styled vocals come through. Smooth keys slowly fade in and tease us with their groovy goodness before cutting back into the bassy grooves. A real nice slice of deep house with a sprinkling of tech you will not want to miss.
In Another World intros with an electro tech flavour as cool drum patterns will attest. A punchy kick is soon introduced alongside the plucky bassline that gives off that techy edge. The bassline transforms into a full on groovy mover as more notes are played in. In the background we get some very cool pads and keys bringing a funky twist to the sound. The break unleashes more of those synths and pads and give a much more intensive vibe, after the break a soulful vocal breaks out and is the icing on the cake for the fantastic offering.
The Manner Of The Bulls gives a very cool drum led intro as crackly breaks lead us up to a strong and powerful kick that takes over the sound. A distant bass begins to rise up through the sound and brings a smooth and groovy vibe with a nice bassy aftertaste. Tight drum patterns emerge and become the mainstay of the track with very cool FX work happening all around. Top notch stuff that will turn a few heads for sure.
Debut appearance on Green Martian for Dofamine with Zero, which comes backed up with two superb remixes. July 2014 saw Dofamine get a foothold on the scene with Warm on Stripped Digital with subsequent releases on Stripped Recordings and Inmost Records. Well worth keeping any eye on this rising talent.
On the Original Mix you can expect to get a helpful dosing of smooth grooves nicely packaged in a summery vibe. The intro brings a solid rhythmic flow as tight beats do their thing while a side-chained synth creates a warm texture through the sound. A deep bass drone beefs up the groove and takes us straight to the dancefloor for an ass shakin boogie. The track settles into a smooth progressive house groove leaves us wanting more, superb stuff.
One name that keeps cropping up on remix rosters is the veritable Kevin Vega. Known for his tight, professional remixes, we are delighted to see him around the Bonzai HQ once more. His last outing was back in March 2014 with Andromeda and since then he has been in great demand for remix duty. On top of all that, his track Consolidate featured on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends Underground Progressive Collection. The remix here strips down the original and injects that Vega magic which highlights the progressive elements so beautifully. A nice, restrained kick is joined by subtle percussions that make for a steady flowing rhythm. Simple and effective synth melodies start to ease into the sound as the bass bubbles up from below to add a warm touch to the sound. An infectious hook takes over and you find yourself locked into this pure progressive groove. The break zones in on the melodic flavours of the track before we are led right back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch yet again from Kevin.
Green Martian favourites Kindred Spirits hit the remix desk with another fine example of their progressive house brand. May 2014 saw their track Close Up get a great reception from many quarters. Here they bring the remix to life with a very cool percussion led intro that builds up to a nice punchy kick to get the groove on the move. A strong multi-layered bassline comes through as funky keys bring out beautiful textures. This leads up to a sweet piano overlay that is joined by sweeping, rich pads. The break digs deeper into the progressive abyss while keeping a firm grip on those cool house grooves. A definite must have track that will warm up the coldest winter days.
Eyepatch Recordings presents the next instalment of booty shakin cuts for your listening pleasure, with Deep Worx 10. We remain committed to delivering the best sounds in each package and this time around is no exception. Top quality tunes and remixes from the likes of Joss Moog, Lurob, Nouskynousk, Rogerio Martins, JR From Dallas, A&I, Leandro Silva, d compost, Popova, Iban Montero, Jazzman Wax, Capryo, Darouge, Juanma Llopis, Solartoff, Cezar Touch, Giano, Kraanwerk, Cubase Dan, Ivan Masa, Iosupescu Lucian, Casualtees, Danny Em, Rawdio, Daniel Ray and Kres will set the floors alight with their deep, down and dirty grooves. Time to enhance your collection and get to grips with these top tracks, you know you want to.
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A welcome return to Bonzai Progressive for Tribal Warriors aka M.I.K.E./Push with his superb Defiance EP. Mike, as ever remains on top of his game with gigs across the globe and multiple studio projects going on. On top of all that he religiously dishes out the good on his Club Elite Sessions radio show among other things. No doubt 2015 will be another stellar year and what a great way to kickstart with this full on Tech fuelled monster.
Defiance settles into a smooth Tech ride as muted kicks are joined by cool stabs that ooze house flavours. The kicks beef up and bring that tech edge to the sound as crispy hats filter through beautifully. The multi layered bassline morphs its way through the sound with a raw energetic flow that really gets the track moving while sweeping FX fill the spaces. Superb stuff yet again and a tune that will turn a few heads no doubt.
Get Up intros with a smooth and rhythmic drum arrangement that leads us up to an in your face synth riff that dominates the sound. This stunning riff brings an infectious groove that locks you in for the ride as a deep rooted vocal rises up. A superb organic bass comes through and keeps with the tribal elements of the track. On the break the vocal returns alongside a wall of noisy percussions before slamming us back into the main sound for the duration. Top notch grooves and a definite must have.
DJ and producer Leandro Silva returns to Piston with the wonderful No Love. We last saw Leandro in December 2014 when he joined forces with D-Compost & Veselina Popova on their fantastic Feel Alive which gained a lot of attention. Be prepared to get your groove on with this new cut.
Up first we have the shuffling rhythms of No Love that are sure to get those dancing feet moving. From the outset we are drawn into a smooth deep grooving vibe as solid beats layer up against a constant deep synth chord and bright, crispy percussions. On the break we get a nice music sequence as those deep chords continue to dominate before we get thrust back into the main track. A definite feet mover you will not want to miss.
Sender sets off with a tough kick as a sinister vibe lurks in the background in the shape of some superb FX. Changing chords fade through as sharp hats and percussions build up and bring a steady flowing rhythm. Very cool vocals filter in and add a cool house feeling to the sound while a powerful punchy bass dominates the low end. You will soon get locked into this infectious groove making this a track not to be missed.
Belgian DJ and producer Petro Chatzopoulos aka Petri Petro makes a welcome return to Basiks with his four tracker, Connectics EP. It was back in April 2014 since we last got a taste of his brand of deep Tech and Techno on his Side Effects EP. Great to see him back and no doubt we will be seeing more in the future.
We kick off with Connectics which hooks you in with fantastic bass heavy kicks and pulsing offset bass that form a truly dark Techno vibe. A simple synth note fades in with an echoed aftertaste and dominates with its hypnotic groove. Subtle arps litter the groove also and really enhance the textures of the sound. On the break percussions take over before we get slammed right back into the mix for the duration. The perfect addition to those banging sets you will not want to miss.
Outline intros with a big chunky kick that will hit you right in the chest with its pounding groove. Crispy hats fade in alongside a wall of noise that will eat right into your brain. Intensity rises and falls throughout as the layers build on this stomper while gritty synths fill the space and give a real Techno flavour to the sound. This hard hitting super tight track has a sinister nature that will not let go, top notch stuff.
Next up is Syndrome which intros with warm punchy kicks and a mixture of shuffling hats and harsh percussions. Eerie synths captivate as they weave through the groove with expertly tweaked precision. The offset bass takes a backseat and allows the mids and highs to shine and reach ear shattering levels. A truly relentless and merciless groove that will keep floors rocking no doubt.
Fugitive rounds up this fantastic package and keeps the Techno vibe alive. Superb bass rich kicks provide the intro as big crashes lead into a very cool shuffling hat sequence. A chilling, scratching type sound dominates alongside subtle synths that sit in the background which gives this track a sinister vibe. Warm basses give great depth to the sound making this a hell of a ride that should be a tool in any set.