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Srinivas debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic three track Profound EP. For the last couple of years Srinivas has been delighting with some superb tracks having appeared on labels like Sensoria Records, Electronic Tree and Low Pressings. Good to have him on board at BP and hopefully we’ll see more from him soon. Profound is a deep progressive grooving track that will sit beautifully in any late night set with its lush tones and captivating nature. A droning bass is the big player here as it hooks you in while the cascading arps and fleeting melodies give our imagination lots to work with. Underneath the complex synths and FX we have a solid drum section that drives the track with a solid rhythm. Excellent stuff not to be missed.
Covert sets out with an epic kinda vibe as swelling pads and deep bass tones create a warm atmosphere which is only broken by a superb 80’s style synth. Chunky kicks and crispy hats provide the rhythmic drive on the track and a monster bassline declares ownership of the groove as it flows through the track effortlessly. Some very cool contrasting sounds combine perfectly here giving you lots to play with, top notch stuff.
Boundless throws up some very cool time signatures with fluid movements between the beats. On top of the ever shifting beats we have a fantastic gated, stabbing synth that just totally hooks you in from the fade until it goes wide open. Rich strings play a part in shaping this diverse sound while a deep probing bass drives the groove. From the sweetest of melodies to the harshest stabs, this one has it all. An expertly crafted slice that will definitely turn a few heads.
Andrés Tamayo aka An-Beat debuts on Piston with the fantastic three tracker Kingz EP. Since 2009 Andres has built up a solid electronic music profile with a vast back catalogue on many labels. It was 2007 when he started to use local musical influences such as House, Tech House, Techno and Minimal which led to him starting to produce his own sounds in 2008. His music has appeared on the likes of Witty tunes, 1605, Deeperfect and Neurotraxx Recordings among others and has been supported by top artists such as Claude Vonstroke, DJ Sneak, Maximiljan, Richie Hawtin, Joris Voorn and Karotte to name just a few. He is currently owner of Moustache label along with Camilo Do Santos.
Kingz intros with crisp snappy snare on top of a muted kick drum and bright percussions before a fantastic punchy kick powers through to take control. A cool house vibe ensues with a playful groove to get the feet shuffling to the beat. Tight drums and percussions lead the way becoming a big focus in the track and take us to the break where we’re met with a display of various sounds and cool vocal snippets. A rattling snare roll takes us out of the break and slams us back into full on mode complete with that superb probing bassline. Top notch stuff and a definite must have track.
If you’re after deep edgy late night grooves then I Am is the track for you. A cool flowing rhythm is established from the outset as crispy bright percussions form up. Nice and chunky kick drums deliver a powerful punch and join forces with a wonderfully crafted bassline to take over the track. The drums tighten up and you will be forced to move to the groove. On the break a cool vocal delivers a self professing narrative that will captivate and intrigue. Super smooth basses shore up the low end bring depth and texture to the sound. Excellent stuff not to be missed.
Eats takes us on a cool tech fuelled ride filled with tight drums and quirky basses to whet the appetite. Punchy kicks join in as the layers build into a solid rhythmic flow. A wonderful moving bassline shows up in all its analog glory alongside a really cool vocal that gives a great character to the sound. This one will definitely do the damage on the floors with its tight solid grooves.
Jurgi Oraa Diaz aka Oraa returns to Piston with the superb two track Rocketship EP. This guy always delivers the goods and judging by his last outing back in January 2016 with Time Out For Love, we know we’re in for another tasty treat. Rocketship blasts off with a real nice drum arrangement complete with bright crispy hats and snappy snares. A monster kick drum soon comes through and takes over as cool vocals litter the sound. As if this wasn’t enough to get the floors shakin, we soon find ourselves on the receiving end of a superbly chunky bassline that drives the groove beautifully. Gritty synths come into play but soon make way for a much smoother spacey kinda hook as a high pitched string hangs over head. A big, brash slice of tech house grooves you do not want to miss.
Back In Time intros with a classic punchy kick and hat combo that builds into a feet shuffling rhythmic groove. Cool vocals deliver a raw, urban vibe as a superb bassline weaves its way through the track taking us on along for the ride. Quirky effects build a solid texture in the sound, but the big player here has got to be those fantastic retro styled synth chords that light up the track brilliantly. This one will not disappoint, a must have for sure.
Nyvs returns to Monog with the superb four track EP entitled The A and the Alpha. This one comes after he debuted back in the Summer of 2015 on Monog’s 50th release alongside Sugark and their Arco-Iris EP. Prepare yourselves for some beautifully constructed minimal sounds. Iuiny intros with a nice thumpy kick drum that packs a massive punch and remains the driving force throughout. The kicks are joined by cool crispy hats and raspy sounds that create a dark minimal vibe. Sharp voices deliver a surreal narrative to the sound as various sounds come and go. Space age synths also play a part in this superb, deep and grooving track, excellent stuff.
Kipari sets off with a nice pounding kick drum as a deep minimalistic bass fills the low end. A dark chanting vocal comes through and sits perfectly within the lush tones of the track. Cool percussions are scattered throughout and provide a steady rhythm as the groove goes deeper with each layer. Top notch stuff for a late night session.
Assist is the epitome of a deep and raw minimal groove. Chunky kicks and sparse percussions deliver a solid workout while a pulsing low end bass drives the groove deeper underground. Soft piano chords fade into the sound and are accompanied by some very cool vocals. A wonderful display that will definitely turn a few heads.
Digital Foam delivers a real smooth, lush deep groove that carries sultry tones which emanate from soft organs. A well crafted percussion section adds cool rhythms to the sound, but it’s the darker tones that keep you locked on for the duration. Curious FX create colourful textures and blend perfectly with the synths and keys. A fantastic slice of deep techno you will not want to miss.
Berlin based artist Lunakid debuts on Bonzai Elemental with the cool and smooth vibes of Epic which features two superb remixes by the impressive Volta Cab. Lunakid has been electrifying people since 2012 with his brand of electronica, techno and punk. He has seen his music released on the likes of Klinik Room, Record Union and Ego Shot. The Original Mix of Epic opens with a fading in pad that creates a rich atmospheric sound which is soon joined by other ebbing and flowing sounds. A thick punchy kick drum delivers a breaks style beat that compliments the evolving soundscape beautifully. The track picks up an ethnic vibe along the way which is filled with melodies and enchanting voices. Wonderful stuff.
Eclectic producer based in St. Petersburg Volta Cab steps up for remix duties delivering a sublime take on the original. Here the remix intros with a cool pulsing bass that provides a solid foundation for the sounds to layer on. Cool and crisp percussions are the first to arrive before some groovy keys are introduced before chunky kicks find their way through. Swirling strings and pads are joined by a distant gated synth resulting in an eclectic groove.
Volta Cab’s 808 Mix pushes the boundaries of lounge grooves with an edgy and pacey slice of chilled out vibes. A cool drum n bass kinda flow drips off the sound as the fully utilised 808 beats will attest, while rich piercing strings etch out there mark on the sound. Very cool chord stabs bring in a little sprig of house making this a special track that will find its way into many collections for sure.
Thomas Genchev makes a most welcome return to Bonzai Basiks with the delectable techno and electronica album I’m Comin’. It’s been almost three years since we last got a glimpse of Thomas at Bonzai and he sure knows how to return with bang. We last saw him back in 2013 with Noise & Silence before an appearance on our Bonzai & Friends – Underground Progressive Collection at the tail end of 2014. Delighted to see him back once more and no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.
The album kicks off with the deep and dubby I’m Comin’ which intros with a superb bass as various FX swirl over head. A cool twangy synth fades through and hypnotises throughout the track while extra basses are drafted in. The track takes on a tougher persona as gritty synths are laid out alongside some very cool vocals. A sublime techno offering and a great start to the album.
Up next we have Space Shift which intros with a mish mash of percussions that form up a cool rhythm. A nice and chunky kick drum joins in and leads the way as strange FX take hold. The almost imperceptible bassline raises its gritty head and fits snugly amongst the myriad of electronic sounds. We move on to the Space Shift (Dub) which offers up a slightly more conventional take of its sibling. A more structured offering with a pounding kick drum and more focused rhythmic patterns. We still get all the quirkiness of the electronica with a sprinkling of techno over the top.
Inner Player throws up a wonderful display techno electronica and where the two collide. We get the pumping techno of the beats and a superb offset synth pulse against the sheer chaos of the electronic sounds that are laid out all over the track. Real cool stuff here that will sit well in any techno set.
Children Of The Earth intros with a collection of percussive elements to the backdrop of some really cool FX that range from everyday sounds to haunting wolves in full voice. A strong breaks sequence fades up to the pulse of a heart beat type rhythm as those FX continue to layer up. The intensity rises as the track continues, the hypnotic pulse and the eerie synths are joined by a mesmerizing sound that creates a solid buzz. These traits can also be found on Children Of The Earth Dancing With The Wolves (Dub) which strips away most of the higher and mid frequencies to leave a truly haunting slice of electronic music that you will not want to miss.
Up next we have Satie’s Lullaby which intros with a colourful detuned melody that draws you in with its strangely captivating charm. Over the top we have a solid kick drum alongside intricate percussion patterns that lay out an evolving rhythm. Stuttering basses provide even more colour to the chaotic scene while the drum section remains the only constant. Expertly crafted and not to be missed.
Me From The Future intros with a real nice punchy kick drum that packs a powerful thump. Subtle percussions ease their way alongside the kicks a surreal bass sequence takes place. A raw techno vibe oozes off the sound as the bass continues its haphazard journey. With some very cool swirling pads overhead this one is an epic ride that will not let go.
Paranormal Activity delivers a solid slice of techno with a real nice drum section that is filled with chunky kicks and a classic styled percussion. Eerie sounds are littered through as the title might suggest but it’s the drums that do the business here. The haunting sounds continue and they envelope your senses locking you into the raw techno groove. Brilliant stuff.
Ghost Hunt rounds up this superb debut album in style. A bright and in your face drum section delivers a steady rhythm as a deep probing bass lurks on the low end. Cool electronic sounds are littered throughout and create some very cool textures along the way. The drums form up a hybrid breaks pattern with the third beat diminished leaving room for those percussive elements to invade. Plucky synths stand out beautifully amongst the tirade of drums as a surreal vocal comes though on the break. A top notch slice of techno no doubt.
Bulgarian DJ and producer Pavlin Petrov returns to Bonzai Progressive with another sublime effort – Set Me Free. Once again he enlists the vocal talents of Selina Stoane and we can certainly see why. His last outing – Feeling Alive – also featured Selina on vocals and the chemistry created between the two did not go unnoticed. Great to see these two talented artists back once again and we hope to see much more in the future.
Set Me Free intros with a subtle percussion that lures you in before a powerful beat bursts through alongside cool synths and rich swirling pads. A deep, probing bassline rises up and settles the track into a smooth deep house groove. Mesmerizing vocals cascade over the sound and join those beautifully melodic pads to deliver a sublime dreamy vibe that captivate the mind. Top notch stuff for sure, the perfect fodder for a late night session.
Australian producer Audio Noir steps up to the plate with his Rekonstruction and shows us once more the range of skills he has to offer. Fresh off the back of his Progressive Tales 2 release, this guy remains consistent with top quality results at every turn. The remix opens with a cool arp which is soon joined by a nice, well rounded thumping kick drum. Cool percussions begin to appear delivering a shuffling rhythm that will get the bodies moving towards the floor. A gritty bassline takes over with a little help from sharp edged synths that set the track off brilliantly. The vocals fade through and bring nice contrasting textures between the smoother tones of the voice and the edgier synths. Excellent stuff once more from Audio Noir.
For the last number of years Finnish DJ and producer Chantola has been providing some fine quality cuts in many forms for our labels. He continues this trait with the superb Lionheart EP which is filled awesome progressive beats and lush vibes that will definitely find their way into many sets.
First up we have the title track – Lionheart – which goes straight into a wonderful progressive groove right from the off. Nice and chunky kick drums lead the way alongside a groovy exotic bassline that will have the bootys shakin and the sweat drippin in no time. A tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing as the Latin inspired grooves take hold. Cool vocals and stabby keys add fantastic textures to the sound. A must have track no doubt.
New World takes us deeper into the progressive abyss with a pounding kick drum leading the charge alongside crispy hats and a deep, warm pads. A solid drum section builds up and we find ourselves locked onto the tight rhythmic groove. As the track continues to dig deep into your body the bassline mesmerizes with its lush tones and groovy vibe. A superb slice that will not disappoint.
University Of Life intros with a perfectly tuned kick drum that sends out a real punchy thump. This is joined by cool crispy hats and stuttering percussions that build into a fine flowing rhythm. Stabby keys deliver a true house vibe as a rumbling bassline takes the groove deeper. Top notch stuff that will definitely get the floors rocking.
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust delivers his third outing on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker – Robots EP. We last saw Mario back at the start of 2016 with his Invaders EP which followed an appearance on Monog Records’ 5 year celebratory release.
Robots sets out with a real nice thumping kick drum as the percussions fade through building to a solid and steady rhythmic drum section. Cool vocal snippets are introduced but soon make way for a beautifully lush deep house bassline that soon becomes the big focus on the track. Quirky FX fill out the spaces and add cool textures to the sound making this a definite must have track.
Jivin is let loose with a cool pumping kick drum and crispy hat combi. Various other percussions make their way into the sound and we find ourselves moving to the rhythmic force. A playful bassline takes control of the groove as it dances through the sound providing a smooth deep vibe. Cool vocals are scattered throughout giving the track an edge while remaining firmly within the deep house realm. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
Alvaro Martins aka Upright returns to Piston with his second outing – Raw Flow. Having made an impact on remix duties for Oli Frances’ Slow Mo and Rob Small & Danny Hartley’s Stubbed, Upright also featured on our Best Of Piston Recordings 2015 compilation before his full debut at the end of 2015 with Bite You At The Altar. Great to see him back with more of his sublime deep and tech house vibes.
Raw Flow intros with a cool percussive fuelled sequence that gets boosted by punchy kick drums and crispy hats. Deep throbbing basses lurk on the low end as synth stabs catch our attention. A short break introduces some very cool vocals before revealing a fantastic warping stab that becomes the main focus of the sound. A superb display of tech house that will definitely turn a few heads.
Move Around sets out with a nice pumping kick drum and a pulsing bass that sits lurking on the low end. Shuffling hats make for a steady rhythmic flow as retro house stabs come through alongside a raspy synth and some cool vocal snippets. The track holds a superb deep house groove that builds and builds until you have no choice but to hit the floor and get dancing.
Innovative Argentine DJ and producer Sebastian Busto debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Temptation which features a wonderful vocal from fellow Buenos Aires native Paula Melicci. The Original Mix sets out with a cool percussion led intro before a nice and solid kick drum joins in. A lush offset bass comes through and gives the track a nice classic feel as those drums continue to build up a steady flowing rhythm. Warm pads float overhead as various one shot synths come in to tease us. The break throws up a real smooth acoustic guitar riff over a fantastic vocal from Paula that drips with charm and sophistication. A stand out track with a stunning vocal you will not want to miss.
A highly regarded figure on the circuit – Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens steps up for remix duty with his Progrezz Remix. With an ever growing fan base Manu Riga continues to ply his trade using only the finest quality sounds in everything he touches. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting one with his first album as Manu Riga scheduled for release this Summer, and we don’t mind telling you that it is a special one. Stay tuned for more from this guy as he never disappoints. Manu beefs up the sound here as his remix takes a direct line to an in your face progressive stomper. Big powerful kicks are flanked by cool percussions that dish out a steady rhythm with a bubbling deep bassline lurking underneath. The vocals get a makeover with added dynamics as that bassline intensifies. On the break the track peters out to leave just swirling pads that soon make way for that stunning vocal from Paula. A monster track from the master, a definite must have no doubt.
Russlan Jaafreh is up next on remix duty and once again he delivers the good in style. Russlan marked his Green Martian debut back at the end of 2015 with Pluto To Mercury, which gained great support, so we drafted him in on the remix for more of his sublime progressive goodness. On the remix Russlan takes us on a smooth tripped out progressive journey filled with a plethora of sounds that blend together effortlessly. A super tight drum section leads the way and is accompanied by a warm bassline that sits perfectly on the low end commanding the groove. Paula’s vocal stands out wonderfully adding cool textures that contrast nicely with the deeper elements of the track. Great stuff that will definitely grab a lot of attention.
Ruslan kicked off 2016 at Bonzai the way he left 2015, by churning out top quality sounds. Perfect Choice comes after his January 2016 slice Crystal Jelly made some headway on the scene. This year is already shaping up to top the last one and the excitement is rising with every track he delivers.
First up we have the lush progressive vibes of Perfect Choice which intros with a cool shuffling hat sequence before a pounding kick drum takes control and steers the track into a solid progressive workout. The bassline provides great depth to the sound and hypnotizes with its warmth and downright grooviness. Sweeping synths and cool FX litter the sound adding wonderful textures while on the break we are treated to a surreal sequence that throws in subtle melodies before we slam right back into full on mode. Superb stuff once more from this guy, not to be missed.
Tech & Soul adds a wonderful techy twist to the progressive sound we know and love from Ruslan. Nice thumpy kick drums and a tight, solid percussion arrangement settle us into a rip fantastic hybrid progressive groove. The bassline is the big hitter here as it weaves out a superb dancey vibe that will grab a hold of your dancing feet and not let go. Crazy sounding synths cascade through the track and add some very cool textures as that bassline dominates. Excellent stuff that will offer something different to any set.
Porto, Portugal based DJ and producer Mi Ke aka Mike Morales debuts on Piston with the absolute monster three tracker 214 EP. Mike is a force to be reckoned with on the house scene as he’s been around for quite some time. He is heavily influenced by Portugal’s infamous underground scene his name began resonating amongst established DJ’s and artists. His debut track – Dream Shattered, premiered on Digweed’s Transitions radio show in 2003 and since then he has continued to churn out top quality vibes. He runs his own label – Ssignature Music and back in 2013 our very own label boss Rogerio Martins featured as remix artist on Fauvrelle’s Turn Me On alongside fellow remixer Mi Ke. Delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Baby It’s You takes us right into the heart of a deep house groove that will have you completely hooked from just the first few bars. A silky smooth vibe oozes off this track as warm kicks are joined by a super cool percussion section that settles into a solid rhythm for the duration. A mesmerizing synth pluck rides through the sound and becomes an infectious trait in the sound. A wonderfully executed vocal rings out and brings the funk in huge doses with sprinklings of soul. Add in a bassline straight out of the abyss and you’ll find yourself wanting more and more. Brilliant stuff.
These Raw Eyes is a perfectly apt title for this sublime trek into deep house. Right from the off we get locked on to the raw power generated from the sound. The bassline in particular plays a big part and is joined by cool chord stabs to deliver a solid groove that works its way deep into your soul. The drum arrangement builds into a beautifully crafted rhythm that will have bodies swaying as a haunting lead synth weaves through. Cool vocals are scattered throughout adding character to the sound making this a definite must have track in your arsenal.
Close To My Heart is one of those tracks that will quickly fall into the ‘I gotta drop this one tonight’ category. Pounding kick drums and crispy hi hats alongside tight percussions make for a solid rhythmic groove. A subtle yet hugely effective bassline lurks on the low end ready to pounce. The track gives off a retro vibe as cool vocal snippets come through, but it’s the layers of bass that make this one special as well as background organs that tease all the way through. A truly epic slice of deep and groovy house that will most definitely not disappoint.
Angelo Ferreri & Daniele Kama join forces on our next Piston release with this superb two tracker entitled Wasting Time. Italian DJ and producer Daniele Kama returns to Piston after his remix stint on Hermann Dius’ UK Movement back in December 2015. This Rome based producer is highly respected in the world of electronica having gained lots of support from a host of international DJ’s and working with many other fine artists on various record labels. Joining Daniele is Sicilian born DJ and producer Angelo Ferreri who brings a wealth of musical knowledge to the table having been around the electronic music scene for quite some time. From a young age he was attracted to the Techno sound of the 90’s and pretty soon he found himself using an old Playstation to learn about arrangements. He got into DJing after learning from older jocks and soon he got his first gigs in Italy and then in Europe. 2004 saw him start to produce and he quickly gained attention from many labels. He started his own label – Mood Funk Records soon after and he continues to ply us with only the finest quality sounds.
Wasting Time is a sublime trek deep into the bowels of house music, and all done in a laid back funky groove kinda style. The intro boasts a simple hat pattern before a superbly funky bassline warms the track and gives us a push towards the floor. A plethora of cool drums and percussions form up and deliver a smooth rhythmic flow with that bassline at the forefront. Quirky synths litter the sound and blend effortlessly into the drum dominated arrangement. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
Gimme Something delivers a solid tech house workout with a nice chunky kick drum leading the way as cool crispy hats and wonderfully snappy snares bring in the rhythm in style. Warped vocals come through and drift away to leave a rumbling bassline that generates a powerful groove. The vocals come in and out with a playful manner and give the track a great character while a brilliantly executed drum arrangement keeps the floors rocking all night long on this one, excellent stuff here that will not disappoint.
Yuriy Kolomiytsev aka Yuriy From Russia has been a constant force at Bonzai Progressive for the last number of years. As well as his own material he has contributed a raft of remixes for a plethora of top artists with critical acclaim coming in from all angles. His current discography is extensive and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Here he presents us with his first studio album entitled Distant Love which features 9 top notch progressive cuts that will most definitely grab a lot attention.
The album opens with the title track Distant Love which sets the scene for a wonderful trek deep into the heart of progressive. A well rounded kick drum leads the way alongside sharp hi hats and a superb synth stab. The track breaks to reveal a deep droning bass that resonates right through the sound to become the dominant force. Those chord stabs work wonders here creating a solid groove with its dancey vibe. The break throws up an unexpected melodic sequence that fits the sound beautifully and culminates in a cool tinkling arp and a wonderful guitar lick. An awesome slice of prog not to be missed.
Glass Bells is up next and intros with a swirling pad and cool percussion pattern before a nice and chunky kick drum comes through alongside an equally chunky bassline that hugs the low end perfectly. As the layers build we get locked on the groove and get lost in a series of melodies that hypnotize the mind. Brilliant stuff.
We move on to the progressive breaks of Keep Your Head Down. A wonderfully crafted cut filled with superb breaks and a myriad of patterns that combine perfectly to keep us hooked. The track builds to a wall of sound filled with intricate melodies and a very cool vocal with a deep droning bass shoring up the low end. From here we head in to Oriental Bazar which offers up a deeper progressive groove as lush basses are met with a tight drum arrangement and an array of Eastern flavours that deliver a complex and hypnotic construction. The perfect fodder for those late night sessions.
Reach Out takes us on a fantastic progressive journey that leaves us wanting more and more. A real smooth groove made up of warm pads and sultry piano riffs. The vocals are superb and give the track a lot of character while the bassline works its way into your body forcing you to move to the groove. Next up is She Is My Sun with its big punchy kick drums and powerful offset bassline. Bright crispy hats and shuffling percussions layer up to form a solid rhythmic groove as swirling pads cascade overhead. Wonderfully crafted melodies find their way through the deeper elements and bring in a surreal vibe to the sound that will captivate the mind. Definitely one for the late night fraternity.
Sunrise Theme is a beautiful slice of progressive house that would not be out of place on an Ibizan terrace on a cool Summers evening. A swaying melodic vibe that will warm your heart and bring a sense of euphoria. Tight drums are met with a playful bassline that dances across the sound effortlessly as we are built up to the break. Here the track reveals its true nature and offers up a beautiful display of rich sounds from smooth pads to gritty guitars. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.
Yuriy offers up a 2016 edit of his 2013 track Do You Feel featuring Ange. Back in 2013 the track pulled in a lot of support and this time around will be no different. A meandering bassline that draws you in is met with a tight drum arrangement and the ultimate smooth groove that will grab you and not let go. The sultry vocal from Ange is stunning and takes the track to the next level. A brilliantly rich sound that will definitely appeal to many.
Rounding of this fantastic album we have the super chilled out vibes of The Heart Of Asia. Strikingly rich strings provide the intro as Eastern flavoured melodies come through alongside hair raising voices. A laidback breaks pattern will get the heads nodding but it’s the musical elements here that shine. An expertly crafted slice for those chill moments and the perfect way to end a wonderful journey that this album took us on.