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Milano based DJ and producer Steven Voorn aka Stefano+Bombelli, debuts on Piston with a superb retro inspired two track tech house cut entitled Bring You. He’s been around the house scene for quite a while churning out quality vibes, he was mentioned in both DJ Mag and Vicious magazine as a must watch emerging talent. His tracks have appeared on a raft of quality labels including Blu Fin, FootMusicRecords, Roush, Twisted Fusion, Beat It Music and Fish Rec to name just a few. Over the years he has played at top venues alongside top jocks from around the world. Delighted to have him on board at Piston.

Bring You opens with a powerful kick drum and a bright crispy hat combi that gets your feet shuffling to the bouncy rhythm. A classic vocal rips through the sound and introduces a low end sub bass that will rattle any speaker to its core. The drums here are the big draw, tightly arranged to create a wonderful rhythm to dance along to. Cool synth stabs come through alongside high strings and bring a smooth house style to the sound while the FX and vocal keep the track firmly rooted in the tech arena. Backspins and retro beats a plenty here, a must have track for sure.

It’s House sets off with a pacey kick drum and hi hat combi alongside some tight snare rolls and various percussions. A deep monster bass rattles the subs from the low end and will force any party to get their groove on. We’re treated to some perfectly placed vocals from yesteryear that add a cool nostalgia to the sound along with retro styled stabs that are sure to get the hands in the air. Proper dancefloor fodder here that will definitely get any party into full swing.

#stevenvoorn #pistonrecordings

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Bonzai Basiks stalwart and prolific techno DJ and producer Van Czar is back once again with more beats and bass for our listening pleasure. 100-1 will no doubt prove once more just how talented this guy really is. He never lets up, besides churning out quality vibes for Basiks, he regularly shows up on various other labels including the mighty KMS. He also now heads up his own label – CZ – which is fast becoming a go to label for deep underground grooves. He still runs the monthly Bonzai Basik Beats Spain radio show and headlines many club nights in Madrid and beyond. Fresh off the back of his first album Ibiza Legacy and not long after his mega remix pack of Orlando Voorn classics, it’s always a delight to have this guys stuff land in the inbox and no doubt we’ll be seeing plenty more in the future.

100-1 Old School Techno intros with a solid kick drum that packs a huge punch and is paired with crispy offset hats that build up a nice rhythmic flow. A deep throbbing low end bass shudders the walls as it delivers a superb deep groove. Techno themed synths fade in and hypnotize as they increase the intensity and energy. The track delivers the essence of old school techno in abundance making it a definite floor filler and a must have track for any jock.

Czech DJ and producer Andre Lesu steps up to the mixing desk and delivers a solid remix. Co-owner of Soul Fly Music Records and Unaffected Records, Andre has been around for quite a while delivering his banging beats to the masses. He has graced many top labels over the years and no doubt he will continue for many more years to come. The remix intros with a very cool live sounding kick drum and bright crispy hat combi as a noisy riser takes us up to the bass drop. The bass pulses as the synths fade in and we are soon locked on to the mesmerizing groove. On the break we are faced with a myriad of synths that combine beautifully to build a wall of sound before crashing out and back into this solid stomping techno groover.

#vanczar #bonzaibasiks #andrelesu

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Making his debut Green Martian appearance with the sublime Butterfly EP, we have Russian producer Eugene Becker aka Eugene Dolzhenko delivering the goods and doing it in style. With an impressive release list already on various labels including Pleasure Records, DigiCom, Incepto, Nueva and OLD SQL Recordings we know we’re in for a real treat. Great to have this gifted artist on board, and we hope to see much more in the future.

Butterfly open with a fresh percussion arrangement that gathers pace as the layers are added. A cool steady rhythm forms up before warm, lush pads break through and wash the sound in a kaleidoscope of colour. A powerful deep and probing bassline punches through the sound to dominate and set the track firmly into a wonderfully rich progressive groove. The break throws up some sweet melodic phrases alongside a distant breaks arrangement before we get slammed right back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff indeed, a must have.

Perfect Storm delivers a deep and trancey vibe with its dark tones and swirling melodic pads and synths. Beautifully crafted arps are scattered throughout creating wonderful textures in the sound. The synths are perfectly balanced in this one with various patterns forming up and opening wide to bring that sublime trance vibe. On the break we are treated to a melancholic sequence that fades out to reveal more of those fantastic synths that will surely keep the floors rocking. A superb trance cut that will provide the perfect fodder for any building set.

#eugenebecker #greenmartian

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After the success of the hugely impressive New Impressions EP, which featured a host of remixes from top remixers, Russian based DJ and producer Anton Vishniakov aka Rise and Fall returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Genetic. As always this guy produces the goods and does it in style. Genetic also features two top notch remixes that deliver a wonderful insight into the worlds of progressive and techno.

The Original Mix intros with a solid beat that packs a nice thumping kick drum alongside crispy hi hats and cool FX. A sub rattling bass lurks on the low end and is accompanied by various other bass patterns creating a top notch groove. The super tight arrangement is made up of an array of drums that give off a techno vibe while the deep grooving basses lock us into a progressive streak. A dancefloor burner no doubt, not to be missed.

Fresh off the back of his full Bonzai Progressive debut, Stan Kolev steps up for remix duties and does not disappoint. After several appearances on various Bonzai compilations, Stan recently debuted with his Forsaken EP which continues to gather support from all quarters. Here on the remix he pulls out all the stops and takes us down a progressive path laced with techno flavours. A solid punchy kick drum leads the charge and is joined by a deep probing bass that finds its way deep into your core. Tight drums set up a cool steady rhythm as superb synth chords and stabs keep the sound moving. Excellent stuff here that will be a welcome addition in any set for sure.

Koschk debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a superb remix that takes us deep into the techno sound right from the off. A myriad of percussion greets us on the intro giving off a tribalistic vibe that hypnotizes. A muted kick comes through and we find ourselves wanting the low end to burst out, and soon enough we get our wish as the bass filters in and the kicks get a punchy boost. This ramps up the groove brilliantly and we are soon locked in to the deep groove for the duration. As this epic track progresses a fantastic synth pad fades up to deliver a surreal mix of sounds. On the break the synth is the master taking us on a trippy vibe full of colourful textures. Outstanding is an understatement here, this one is a definite must have that will slot perfectly into any peak time set.

#riseandfall #bonzaiprogressive #stankolev #koschk

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Traveltech aka Hungarian DJ and producer Balint Bendeguz Bakos debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the impressive Eiffel Tower. He has been a music lover since childhood and in 1999 he started to create his own sounds using the latest software. Soon after he started to DJ in various clubs using only vinyl as his medium which resulted in a better connection to music in general. His first releases came between 2005 and 2007 before putting music on hold for a period of time so he could settle in a new home. In 2012 he was back with renewed purpose and a desire to have his work released on vinyl. Today he boasts a hugely impressive back catalogue with releases on the labels such as Dash Deep Records, System Recordings and Debuger to name just a few. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more from this guy in the future.

Eiffel Tower intros with a sombre sounding deep groove that is made up of big chunky kicks and a rumbling low end bass. Various FX create cool textures in the sound as bright crispy hats come through to get the rhythm moving. A hypnotic synth note hooks you in to the sound as rich melodic pads rise to the surface. The break unleashes a myriad of colourful sounds resulting in a trippy experience that continues for the duration. A perfect blend of tech meeting progressive here that is most definitely not to be missed.

Journey gets into a solid deep progressive groove right from the off as chunky kick drums deliver a solid thump alongside cool stuttering percussions. A deep droning bassline moves menacingly through the track taking us lower into the abyss while cosmic synths float across the spectrum. A subtle, raw melody begins to flourish in the sound and we soon find ourselves swept away by the ubiquitous groove. On the break we are treated to some very cool sequences that play on the simple synths and that shuddering bassline making this one for the late night sessions.

#traveltech #bonzaiprogressive

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Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe aka Southern Groove return to Piston with the fantastic two tracker entitled Bodyjacker. We last saw the guys back in the Summer of 2015 with their debut cut Yes You Do which gained great support from across the board. Their dedication to combining various styles and bringing their different influences to the table always results top notch quality sounds. Good to see them back and hope to see much more in the future.

Bodyjack intros with a cool shuffling hat and percussion sequence that is soon joined by a punchy kick drum. Catchy vocal snippets ring through the sound as the bassline comes through bringing a dirty vibe along for the ride. Warm keys add a lushness to the sound as a contrasting high string fades out. The track will no doubt force you to jack your body as the infectious rhythmic groove takes hold. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

You Took My Love intros with a familiar vocal one shot over a chunky kick drum and bright percussion arrangement. Groovy keys come through as the vocals build up while a deep and funky bassline gets the booty’s shakin’. A beautifully arranged drum section delivers a frisky rhythm that moves through the sound effortlessly as the bassline slots in. This one will get the party rocking for sure, a must have.

#southerngroove #pistonrecordings

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DJ and producer Bjerk Peterson returns to Piston after a bit of a hiatus with the superb Diggin’ Deep EP. It was way back in 2013 when we last saw Bjerk over here when he appeared on Piek’s Txuribeltz EP with Nasty. Since then he has racked up an impressive list of cuts on various labels. Great to have him back and we hope to see much more in the future.

Diggin’ Deep opens with a punchy kick drum and a sub rattling bass that pounds out a solid groove to get the floors moving. Sharp claps and shuffling hats deliver a steady rhythmic flow as cool keys come through alongside an array of FX and a cacophony voices. The groove takes on a surreal vibe as various other elements are introduced while the bassline transforms into a more playful, more funky groove. Superb stuff to have in your playlist, no doubt.

Bonanza intros with fresh thumping kick drum and a mixture of shuffling hi hats and sharp, crispy hi hats that generate a cool flowing rhythm. A proper tech house groove ensues complete with deep probing basses and a myriad of FX and synths that create some very cool textures in the sound. A super tight drum and percussion arrangement ensures the groove remains committed to the booty shakers on the floors. Surreal trumpets and swirling pads make for a trippy ride on this one, not to be missed.

#bjerkpeterson #pistonrecordings

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New Yorker Corey Biggs is doing the rounds on various labels under the Bonzai umbrella. This time out his Rockstar alias delivers the superb The White Hole which comes with three top notch remixes. Previously Corey showed up on our Progrez imprint, back at the end of 2015 he gave us the superb Nature Never Sleeps before appearing on our Club Traxx Dark & Deep 3 compilation at the turn of this year. He also stepped up for remix duties on A.R.E.S featuring Anna Julia – Sparks Will Fly on Bonzai Progressive in early 2016 and no doubt he’ll be popping up somewhere else soon. His approach to music and techno in general is refreshing and it’s always a pleasure to get his stuff in the inbox.

On the Original Mix we get planted right into a smooth deep house groove that sounds super fresh with an array of percussions setting up a flowing rhythm alongside a swaying pad. A funky ass bassline comes in that you know will set the booty’s shakin towards the floor while nice chunky kicks deliver an energized 4×4 beat. A wonderfully constructed slice of house that you will not want to miss.

L.A based DJ and producer Javi Xavier debuts on Eyepatch with his remix. This prominent figure in L.A delivers unique sets with a blend of house, techno and progressive. His creativity and passion for music drove him to create Dual Life Records which aims to deliver top quality sounds. On the remix here Javier takes us down the tech house route with a superb arrangement destined to fill floors everywhere. Punchy kick drums provide the intro and are joined by crispy hats and a fantastic dancing bassline that probes playfully through the groove. Generated noise sweeps create some very cool textures that blend flawlessly into the bassy groove. Quirky synths and cool FX deliver a wide, colourful patterns to the sound making this a definite must have tech house cut for any set.

Longtime DJ and producer Nikos Akrivos debuts on Eyepatch with a fantastic remix. Since 2005 this guy has been rocking out venues and producing some outstanding music. His work has appeared on many labels including Hontas, Music Is The Drug and Professional Rockstars Records to name just a few. On the remix Nikos delivers a solid deep house cut that will definitely turn a few heads with its expert construction and sound quality. Big punchy kicks sit at the forefront of the track while shuffling hats and percussions form up. A bright, simple note laden with echoed FX hypnotizes and leads us up to the deep rooted bassline that solidifies the deep house groove. On the break rich chord pads take the sound even deeper giving the imagination lots to play with. Superb stuff not to be missed.

Paul2Paul aka Paul Losev rounds off this superb pack with a superb remix on his Eyepatch debut. DJ and producer Paul has played all over Europe alongside top jocks including Tiesto and Markus Shulz. He regularly appears in many charts and his music has been released on many top labels throughout the years. Here he takes the original and puts his own unique and much revered twist on the sound. The intros boasts a well rounded kick drum with accompanying crispy hats and sharp claps. A rich pad swells up and already we are locked into the sound. A funky, groovy bassline sits perfectly perched on the low end while deep chords play out. An excellent slice of deepness that will be a must for any late night set.

#rockstar #eyepatchrecordings #javixavier #nikosakrivos #paul2paul

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Italian DJ and producer duo Checco Esse and Adriano Dodici make their Progrez debut with the wonderful Nineteen Experience EP. Both these guys bring a wealth of experience to the table and we’ve no doubt that this reflects dynamically in their productions. Great to see them on board and we hope to see more soon.

Nineteen Experience intros with a muted kick and echoed percussion as a strange bubbling synth rises up from the depths. A pounding kick drum comes in alongside a superb bassline taking control of the groove. Shuffling percussions deliver a steady rhythm as the bass and accompanying synth intensify the sound with a trippy sequence that rises up to a top notch tech house climax. On the break we get blasted by some scathing synths, suddenly everything drops to reveal a beautiful melodic pad and voice combi before the bass and synths rise once more. Excellent stuff that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Tip Trip is a wonderful trek into techno that is squarely aimed at the floors with its hypnotic groove that dominates the sound. Punchy kicks and bright crispy hats are met with a deep and probing bassline that digs its way right into your core and forces you to move. Cool rising synth arps sit in the background and create an intense vibe. The track breaks to reveal a very cool spoken vocal as those arps linger alongside melodic pads before slamming us right back into full on mode for the duration. A definite must have track that will destroy any dancefloor.

Flute On Flute sets out with a tight tribal percussion arrangement that is soon joined by a chunky kick drum that leaves a nice low end trail taking us into 4×4 groove. The track oozes tech house with a sprinkling of techno as an acid laced sound comes through. A deep bassline provides a solid platform for the groove to take shape. As the layers build a surreal flute sequence emerges which takes us to the break where the flutes take full control. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

#checcoesse #adriandodici #progrez

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Australia’s Audio Noir heads up our next In The Mix – Progressive Sessions with 2 fantastic studio mixes to whet the progressive appetite. The mysterious Audio Noir has racked up quite an impressive back catalogue on our flagship label Bonzai Progressive over the last few years. His latest slice – Progressive Tales 2 is yet another example of his musical acumen and diverse style. He always delivers the goods in original and remix formats and he is not afraid to get close to the edge when it comes to trying new things. A solid artist who has so much to give, we will definitely be seeing much more from him in the future. Part 1 of this 2 part journey takes us on a surreal trek though his musical tastes in seamless fashion. From dark beginnings filled with swirling melodies, chunky beats and haunting vocals to full on driving progressive grooves, we are treated to a superb line-up of tracks and remixes from artists such as Tru Thoughts, Moonbeam, AudioStorm, Sound Quelle, Dofamine, Manu Riga, Alex Vidal, Ewan Rill, Phi Phi & Roddy, Yuriy From Russia, Ben Coda, Forerunners and Audio Noir himself. Part 2 takes us deeper into the progressive abyss with mind bending sounds and smooth melodies on top of infectious grooves that dig deep into your soul. A super tight mix, this one stays the course with some powerful tracks and remixes from the likes of Ruslan Vashkevich, Rise and Fall, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Nico Parisi, Prelude, Luciano Delgado, Diyo, Tommi Oskari, Manu Riga, Euphoric Traveller, Sylvering, AK/DK and Airwave. Get yourself lost in the mix and experience progressive house like never before.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #yoky #ewanrill #forerunners #yuriyfromrussia #nicoparisi #tommioskari #airwave #ak/dk #manudelago #rahel #luxdeparture #moonbeam #loolacoma #dofamine #audiostorm #soundquelle #juanastudillo #alexvidal #manuriga #phiphi #roddyreynaert #bencoda #resonantdawn #riseandfall #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #lucianodelgado #diyo #ruslanvashkevich #theseshen #euphonictraveller #sylvering

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UK based producer duo Dean Chapple & James Daniels aka Daniel Morris debut on Piston with the superb 2 tracker Look Into My Eyes. The guys met several years ago while working at a high street clothing store in what they’ve both described as a “random meet”, they’ve been friends ever since. Dean started to write his own music around 2007 having started to play around with basic production software, learning as he went through trial and error. He was responsible for getting Daniel interested in music and after releasing a couple of tracks they started to take this music thing much more seriously, and after a trip to Ibiza their minds were made up. Starting off with a tech sound, they soon realised that they wanted to make music that they liked, so they went underground. Now after a raft of releases on several top labels, these guys are riding the crest of a wave with their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.

Look Into My Eyes intros with a cool kick and hat combi with various percussions delivering a steady rhythm. The kicks are beefed up and are joined by a superb bassline that rolls through the sound creating a dancey tech house groove. Metallic chord stabs come through create some excellent textures while a diva-esque vocal adds an extra layer of spice. Top notch grooves for any floor, a must have.

Different Walks sets out with a nice chunky kick drum that delivers a pounding thump and will rattle any sub woofer into submission. On the percussion front a collection of bright crispy hats and rides set up a solid rhythmic flow to the sound. The bassline rolls along on the low end with a deep bouncy groove and is joined by some fantastic layered pads. Cool vocals are scattered throughout and add colour to the sound as that bassline dominates the groove. Superb stuff once more, not to be missed.

#deanchapple #jamesdaniels #pistonrecordings

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TapeOut aka Italian DJ and producer duo Davide Ercolin and Christian Diaferia debut on Piston with the fantastic three track EP entitled Make Me Feel Good. Christian and Davide began their collaboration in 2013 and have released several tracks on various labels. They possess a passion for music and a desire to express their ideas on both the dancefloor and in their productions. They draw influence from Jazz and Soul and have recently refined their own brand of minimal and deep house. Delighted to have them on board and we hope to see more soon.

Make Me Feel Good sets out with a nice punchy kick drum and bright crispy hi hats alongside a tinkling piano melody. A deep rooted bassline comes in and contrasts with the brighter elements beautifully. Cool vocals deliver a classic groovy vibe that many will recognise, this adds to the bouncy rhythm of the track brilliantly and will definitely get bodies on the floor. A perfectly arranged slice of deep goodness that will spice up any set no doubt.

My Little Children dishes out a wonderful classic vibe right from the get go as chunky kicks are met with smooth chords and a fantastic female vocal. The bassline comes through and takes over with a superb deep groove that flows effortlessly through the sound locking us in with its infectious draw. As the track evolves we are treated to more one shot vocals and a playful FM bass that dances across the groove. Beautifully layered with a tight arrangement making this a definite must have track.

Rounding off this top notch pack we have I Need A Boat Party which intros with a very nice chunky kick and warm chord. A deep and probing bassline joins in and settles the track into its deep house groove for the duration. Cool vocal snippets are scattered through the composition as funky elements begin to emerge in the form of electric guitar licks and some nifty bass guitar alongside pitching keys. Top notch stuff that you’ll not want to miss out on.

#tapeout #pistonrecordings

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After the recent success of the mighty Orlando Voorn’s collection of Classics on Bonzai Basiks, we decided to have our very own underground techno maestro Van Czar lead an exclusive remix pack of Orlando’s work. We think you’ll agree that Van has totally outdone himself on this one and showed a lot of respect for the original sound that brought about a legacy that spanned over 20 years. We spoke to Van about this project and we got the feeling that he spent many hours working tirelessly using his arsenal of instruments and all his energy, to ensure the integrity of each track remained intact. Van and Orlando have a lot of upcoming collabs that will be found on Van’s own CZ label, and the pair will also work alongside the legendary DJ Pierre who is pencilled in to provide the remix on one of their tracks, and as if that wasn’t enough they have also secured a remix from one of the Godfathers of techno, Anthony Shakir.

Originally written by Juan Atkins and Orlando back in 1994, Infiniti – Game One was (and in many quarters still is) a monster of a track that helped define an era. Remixing legends is not an easy job to take on, but Van Czar has certainly risen to the occasion on this one. On the remix Van takes the original elements and works them into a pounding, modernised club weapon while staying true to its roots. Big chunky kick drums are offset with crisp hi hats and a deep rumbling bassline. Throughout the track we’re treated to some expertly crafted synths and FX that create surreal melodies. Top notch stuff and the perfect way to kick off this pack.

In 1992 Orlando gave us Flash, under his Fix guise and would become one of the biggest techno tracks ever. On the remix Van wanted to stay true to the original sound and with some degree of difficulty he decided to give it its distinctive club appeal while retaining an underground vibe. Lots of layers that blend beautifully result in a definite floor filler here as deep rooted sounds layer up beautifully. The kick drums open up the sound as they pump out a solid dancey rhythm alongside cool hats and percussions while the bass lurks on the low end delivering a superb deep groove. Swirling pads come through on the break and add wonderful textures to the sound as they morph and contort, drawing us in. Excellent stuff once more, not to be missed.

Next up we have Van’s remix of Wiggle that sets off with a distinct rhythmic pulse as the congas go to work. This super tight arrangement will definitely have any floor moving as nice and chunky kicks are met with a cacophony of percussions that create intricate rhythmic patterns. The track has a very cool and dark melodic streak that runs through it, due in part to the always moving bassline and the fantastic synths and pads that dominate on the break and beyond. A definite must have track that will give any dancefloor a boost of rhythm.

Another big hitter from 1994 is Orlando’s alias Complex and the track Midi Merge. Van deliberately wanted to give this one as much club appeal as possible without ruining the tracks ethos, and we think he’s hit the nail on the head, again. Right from the off you get sucked into an infectious dancey rhythm that will lure you onto the floors no doubt. A deep, funky, sexy laden groove oozes out of the bassline while up top a tight arrangement of pumping kick drums and intricate percussions do their thing. Adding to the groovy nature of the vibe we’re treated to some very cool synths and sparse vocal snippets that come and go. This one is a must for any techno jock looking to get the floor energised.

Rounding off this impressive pack we have Van Czar’s Jam Remix of Orlando Voorn – Face. Keeping true to the original works throughout, Van delivers the goods yet again with a top notch club inspired pumping remix. Big chunky kick drums lead the way as a deep probing bassline weaves its way through the arrangement while an expertly crafted percussion section dishes out a solid rhythm that will surely get the bootys shakin’. Amidst the myriad of drums and percussions lies a very cool voice that stays the course of the track, this keeps the track firmly rooted in the techno arena and blends perfectly with the more clubby elements. Top notch stuff indeed.

#orlandovoorn #bonzaibasiks #vanczar

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Ukraine born and now based in Israel, DJ and producer Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Mood Control EP. Vlad was born in Ukraine in 1982, and started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. Later on he moved to Israel, and continued his music studies by taking classes at BPM, Tel Aviv’s most famous academy for music production. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.

Mood Control intros with a solid pounding kick drum and subtle hats before a cool synths come through alongside scattered vocal snippets. A wonderfully warm, deep bassline is introduced and the track gets locked into an excellent progressive house groove for the duration. A retro themed FM bass also lurks within the groove here and will definitely get the feet to the floors. As the layers build the track evolves beautifully with subtle melodies delivered by a cool acoustic pluck. This becomes prominent on the break and is joined by a pulsing pad that takes us to the lead synth before we get slammed right back into action. Top notch stuff.

Deep house vibes ooze out of the next track, Into You. The intro boasts a punchy kick drum and some deep bass hits alongside crispy hi hats. The bass takes on a fantastic club inspired groove that gives off a retro vibe and will definitely get asses on floors for sure. A superb raspy female vocal rings out through the track and beefs up the dance appeal. Cool swirling pads float overhead along with equally cool synths stabs making this a definite must have track that will rock any party no doubt.

Fields intros with a classic deep house groovy vibe made up of chunky kick drums, crispy hi hats and a warm bass. The bass moves beautifully through the sound and is joined by some superb synth stabs creating a bouncy vibe. Distant vocals litter the sound and add very cool textures to the sound. The big hitter here has got to be the synths that personify the deep house sound beautifully. On the break the sound is filtered against those cool vocals before the bass comes back joined by classic piano stabs. This one has it all, deep, sexy, groovy vibes to light up any set.

#nightshiftmaster #greenmartian

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Having appeared on several of our compilations over the years, Stan Kolev marks his full Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb three tracker Forsaken EP. Since 2005 this guy has been dishing out top quality cuts on many top labels. Everything from progressive house, deep house and tech house has been covered. In recent times he has shown up on our own compilations including Club Traxx – Progressive House 13, 15 and 16. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from this guy in the future.

Forsaken is up first and comes in two flavours, the Original Mix and the Instrumental. Both offer up a solid slice of techno with the Instrumental made available or those that want to lose the sparse vocals. Right from the off you find yourself locked into a powerful techno groove that is made up of thumping kicks, bright hats and a superb deep and lush bassline that drives the groove beautifully. In the background a series of almost industrialised clangy FX set the tone and deliver a tough edge to the sound. The sinister vocal adds cool texture to the sound and works perfectly against the backdrop of a stunning techno groove. Simply awesome.

Mauve intros with a cool stuttering bass sound alongside a subdued kick drum with crisp hats and sharp claps riding alongside. Percussive layers start to build and a solid rhythm ensues as the kick drum gets beefed up into a powerful pounding punch. Cool FX fill in the spaces and create a colourful multi layered sound with a super tight arrangement. Sweeping vocal sounds make their presence know from time to time as we are drawn deeper into the groove. A somewhat minimalist approach to progressive that will most definitely beef up any set, no doubt.

#stankolev #bonzaiprogressive

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