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Italian DJ and producer Phatool aka Batty debuts on Eyepatch with a classy four tracker entitled ‘I Am Phatool’. This young DJ, producer and resident of Hund Underground Music Movement Vicenza started to DJ in 2006. After a few years experimenting with different styles he settled into techno and deep house music. He has played all over Europe in places like Barrakud Festival (Croatia and Hungary), Alter Ego (Vr), La Plage (Ve), People Club (Vi), Gilda Club (Vi) with lots of artists including Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kravitz, Apparell, Dragosh, Marco Faraone, Cassy, Ralf, Unzip Project, Marc Houle, Hobo and more. Besides playing music, he has worked as sound engineer while starting to produce some techno and deep house tracks.
First up we have ‘I Am Phatool’ which gets going with a cool thumping kick and sharp, contrasting hats. Rhythmic percussion patterns begin to form up and create a solid base for the grooves. A nice deep bass comes through alongside some filtered deep house keys and vocal samples. A real groovy mover her that is not to be missed.
‘J Oooh’ is up next and gets right into a classic chunky kick and hat intro with cool atmospheric samples blending in nicely in the background. The bass pulses into existence early and transforms throughout. All the while we are teased with house keys that have a heavily layered deep vibe. Silky smooth grooves are on offer here and this will do well at those summer parties no doubt.
‘Patience’ intros with a cool percussion arrangement that soon lets loose a monster kick that totally dominates. Distant sounding urban vocal samples create a surreal picture as the bass thunders through the sound alongside some very cool chords. The track packs a nice punch and is sure to feature in many sets.
Lastly on this fantastic debut EP we have ‘Tigre’. The track kicks off with minimal effort as cool percussions begin to layer up before a massive kick and bass combo takes the lead. The deep house vibes ooze out of the sound beautifully and the chords provide a real tough and stabby edge. Superb stuff and definitely one to watch.
Digital Department aka Russian DJ and producer Arseniy Somotov, debuts on Green Martian with the superb ‘You Put A Spell’ which features the delectable vocals of Cara Leigh and comes backed up with two quality remixes. Arseniy has been DJing since 2005 and has graced the decks at many top venues across Russia. In 2009 he started producing under his Digital Department guise and has since seen releases on labels like Mystique Music, Incepto Music, Balkan Connection and more. Canadian singer-songwriter-musician and composer Cara is well renowned for her vocal skills within the progressive house and trance sphere. Her vocals hold a melancholic edge which fits very well with electronica and she also records some rock and indie.
First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a nice big 80’s inspired breakbeat featuring big snares a chunky kick and sharp hats, this well crafted drum arrangement holds true throughout and brings a lot of character to the sound. Plucky hard edged basses build a strong platform for the track as the vocals begin to peek through. A darker, deeper bass drone comes into play and gives it a big room feel and works so well alongside much brighter arps with subtle melodic twists. Cara’s vocal tells the story beautifully and you find yourself captivated by her voice which makes this a definite must for any party this summer!
Blufeld steps up to the remix plate with a wonderful progressive house cut that will move the floors no doubt. We last saw the inspirational Blufeld earlier this year with his ‘Huddlestone Arch’ single that performed nicely on the circuit. Since then David has been very busy indeed with other projects which we hope to see very soon. Here he utilises his massive skills and ramps up the grooves with a powerful 4/4 cut. A smooth subtle intro leads us gently into a nice chunky kick and bass combo, the bass reverberates through the sound beautifully as the rhythms come to life with the help of tight percussion and drum arrangements. Cool melodic arps fill the sound and come to prominence on the break alongside samples of Cara’s brilliant vocal. Top notch yet again from Blufeld, a must have!
Next up to remix duties we have Wild Guess which is made up of Belgium based DJ’s J.E.O.F., Config and P.O.W. The guy’s debuted on Green Martian at the start of this year with ‘Nebulae’. Here we are treated to their Incantation Remix. The intro sets of with a muted kick with a throbbing deep bass and a rising synth. The kicks soon get a nice thump attached as the track gathers pace with strings sweeping through the sound and the synth becoming more intense. The track settles into a solid groove and is garnished with subtle, flowing melodic arps. These are matched perfectly to the vocal which has been give a wonderful makeover in the FX department. Nice and solid, hypnotic vibes here and will no doubt turn a few heads.
Julio Tomé aka Blister 13.0 is a fresh Psy-Progressive Talent coming from the Barcelona Area. This first EP of his on LCD Recordings immediately captivated us, Anai Arreba being the banger of the three, Besos Mullidos being the trippy one while Retornos is the melodic tune of this awesome package. Unique is the most suitable adjective here. Keep an eye on Blister 13.0 because he’s well worth it.
Italian DJ and producer Marco Trovato aka Mark Found debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb ‘Sagittarius’ and comes with an Original and Dub flavour. Mark started out at a young age, at just 16 he began to DJ at local radio stations where he soon became noticed and was offered many gigs in local clubs. He was playing Acid House and Rap in 1990 and soon his friends were encouraging him to get into the production side of things. His first equipment was of course a set of 1200’s and an Amiga computer. He learned all about MIDI and was soon churning out his own brand of Acid music using synths, sequencers and samplers. At this time he was also going all over Italy, taking part in DJ competitions where he showed off his mixing and scratching skills.
First up we have the Original Mix which takes us on a sublime journey into the deeper side of progressive house. The intro gets us on the move with a nice chunky kick and a cool array of FX that create a good portion of the sound. A deep bubbly bass comes through brilliantly as subtle melodic sequences play out in the background. Super tight arrangements on the drums and percussions give off a steady flowing groove while swirling pads will captivate your mind. A definite must have track as you will not want to miss this epic journey.
The Dub Mix goes all out deep and dark progressive with a monster kick on the intro and a truly awesome deep throbbing bass that is a big focus of the sound. Smooth and steady percussion patterns bring rhythms to life as cool synths build a nice melodic structure. Beautifully layered textures create a surreal atmosphere that is almost tangible. Top notch stuff from Mark and not to be missed.
Bonzai Basiks stalwart Sa.Du returns with another of his fantastic packages. This time around we have the four tracker ‘Breakfast’. His last outing ‘Field’ at the end of last year saw much support as always and no doubt this one will have heads spinning.
First up we get right into deep tech territory with ‘Breakfast’ as the intro boasts a nice chunky kick alongside some fantastic percussion drums and a scaling FX sound. The track builds nicely as the layers unfold and bringing an intense vibe along the way. The track’s construction is superb and you’ll find yourself coming back for more and finding new patterns each time. Great stuff yet again and a must for any deeper set.
‘Order’ is up next and intros with a stuttering bass and percussion combi. These begin to take shape with the addition of flat snares and rhythmic hats. The bass soon becomes infectious as it relentlessly drives on and the track lifts off with a nice big phat kick. Cool vocal samples are met with some very cool percussion patterns and expertly crafted FX. Energetic and intoxicating rhythms make this a definite hit in those deep tech sets for sure.
‘Spiritual Mind’ gets going with a truly surreal vibe as chunky kicks are coupled with some outstanding FX work and stunning percussion patterns. The bass sits perfectly underneath and allows the myriad of percussive instruments to do their job. Tight arrangements build solid rhythms along the way as the track evolves and becomes a monster of a tune. This is one hell of a hypnotic, epic journey through the deeper side of tech house and is not to be missed.
‘Understand’ rounds of this superb pack and does it in style. Right for the get go you will be locked into this groove as it mercilessly unleashes infectious grooves into your mind. A real driving feel to this as the bass just keeps on going with a little help from a fantastic drum and percussion arrangement. The break offer little respite as we are thrust into a surreal world full of melancholic strings and deep basses alongside cool vocal samples. The track dives right back into full on mode soon after and keeps us hooked to the end, brilliant stuff.
Tali Freaks is back with the wonderful ‘Set The Sun’. This track comes in two flavours which are sure to grace many sets this coming summer. We last saw Tali Freaks deliver a strong deep fuelled remix on Tirrenia Vibe’s ‘Night Falls’ which was very well received.
First up we have the Original Mix that gets right into a groovy deep vibe from the off as pounding kicks are met with a classy and funky bass that teases and teases. Cool flowing rhythms are formed out of a simple yet highly effective percussion arrangement. Smooth and delicate pads offer a true taste of deep house and these are complimented beautifully with some funky key work. A big focus here is the bass, it’s a definite ass shaker as the floors will attest very soon.
Next up we have the Stradivarius Re Edit which comes at us with a pure deep house driven vibe. That funky bassline is superb as it bubbles along on its groovy path. Very cool drum patterns provide a solid rhythmic base for the track as it takes control of the floor. The break offers a cool insight to the bass as it constantly evolves alongside soft pads. Look out for those funky keys, they will get you moving in no time, a must have for any set.
Highly acclaimed as DJ and Producer, Julien Nolan debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the wonderful two tracker ‘Crossing Lines EP’. Julien has always been following his own vision of electronic music. He started off DJing and throwing parties at the age of 15 in Nice, South of France. This led him to hold a residency at Nikki Beach, St Trropez for 2 years. Eventually he got into producing and his ﬁrst release led to a broader recognition of his skills, and releases on several other labels like Red Session Records, OM Records and Ultra soon followed.
First up we get into a smooth progressive house flow with ‘Crossing Lines’ as a cool arp sweeps through the intro and the kicks thrash out a dancing beat. A driving bassline engulfs the track as it leads the main focus of the sound with super tight percussions, particularly some big and brash toms, keeping the rhythm flowing. The break reveals more of that constant arp as the bass creeps back in to the back drop of a very cool tweaked vocal sample. The track powers back into full swing after the break leaving us with the sweet taste of progressive house goodness, top notch!
‘Fargo’ sets off with a very smooth synth line that steadily builds as melodies are constructed beautifully. We get thrust right into the vibe as a phat kick delivers a solid platform alongside a superb downbeat snare. A short break unveils a fantastic piano riff that will have the house heads bouncing. A super groovy bassline is the perfect companion for that piano riff and on the break the two are joined effortlessly to create one hell of an infectious melody. Great stuff from Julien that is most definitely not to be missed.
Beyond Beats aka Sam LoPiccolo is a DJ and producer from Providence in the USA. He’s been DJing for around 5 years and producing music for around 4 and half years. He likes to produce deep house and techno and will sometimes branch out into other genres if his mood takes him. Here we see his Bonzai debut on our deep progressive imprint Progrez with the sublime two tracker entitled ‘Somewhere Out There’.
‘Somewhere Out There’ intros with a surreal distant vocal and metallic rising FX sounds before effortlessly cruising into a smooth deep progressive tech vibe with cool kicks and rhythmic percussions. The intro FX continue throughout with various other sounds layering on top to create a very cool atmosphere. The bass sounds on offer are stunning, from the deep low end subs to staccato sequences and more. The short break keeps us locked into that surreal vibe before we are taken back into the main groove. Top notch stuff!
‘Featuring Some Birds’ gives off a strangely dark vibe right from the off with those chunky kicks and a superb bass filled FX sequence. Percussions slowly build to provide a solid rhythm for the track as deep rooted basses start to come through. Brilliantly crafted drum patterns give a slight tribal feel to the sound which adds lots of character and will no doubt make this a firm favourite in many sets.
SRUR’s Muzika series is back with Volume 7. This series has been gaining lots of momentum as label boss Oz Romita continues to source only the finest cuts for inclusion. As we’ve come to expect we see four more top drawer artists deliver four stunning tracks.
First up we have Ozan Kanik & Harun Karabulut that join forces once again to bring ‘Yavas Yavas’ to life. Nice big phat kicks get the track moving with an expertly crafted percussion arrangement getting the rhythm flowing. Cool vocal samples are the perfect addition to the sound as our sense are raided by the organic vibe coming through. Quite a minimal groove with a massive punch, the detail shown in the various FX and sounds is stunning making this a must have track for sure.
Then comes ‘Badub’ from Davide Marchesiello. The track intros with a cool deep bass filled vibe, punchy kicks blend beautifully with the bass as percussions skip along adding rhythmic grooves. The FX work comes through brilliantly and adds smooth textures to the groove. Cool new patterns can be found throughout as the arrangement lets loose on the percussions. Very well crafted sound here and perfect ammo for the darker rooms.
Manoah delivers the sublime ‘Onduidelijk’. A very subtle intro with the kicks holding off on the punch and soft hats that create a cool vibe. Before long we are thrust into the main track as a deep bass comes through and forms the main focus of the track. On the break cool atmospheres are created as the track breaks down to just a simple yet effective percussion line and some cool FX that give an urban feel. A truly dark journey that will sit well in those dark sets, no doubt.
Kendrick is up next with his track ‘Get Up’. Nice and smooth percussion intro that builds to a full on kick that dominates the sound. Cool vocal samples pop up throughout and give character to the sound. A throbbing bass soon commands authority as the track settles into a steady flowing rhythm. The drum arrangement takes centre stage at the break with more intricate patterns forming up beside a classy piano stab before slamming right back into the main groove. Brilliant stuff.
Swiss based artistic group Vechigen return with another of their brilliant creations in the form of ‘Heart Of Croatia’. These guys are what Bonzai Elemental is all about, pure chilled out vibes that enable you to lose yourself just for a short while, blissful.
‘Heart Of Croatia’ sets off with a beautifully serene vibe filled with wispy sounds and sweet melodies to the backdrop of a sharp snare and broken beat arrangement. The melodies become a main focus as they evolve brilliantly with the sound. On the break the pads intensify as they fill with lushness and are joined by surreal whispering vocals. Perfectly chilled slice for those lazy days and nights!
‘Broken Reality’ intros with a fantastically layered choir voice that weave intricate melodic patterns. Softly struck keys join in as a great arp sequence takes shape. The track descends into an arrangement of expertly crafted drum patterns before those pads and strings bring back the melodies. A perfect track for hot summer days by the pool or a cosy evening by the fire.
Deuzler debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the two tracker Go Toward The Light. He is an admirer of electronic music who has been around for many years in the Mexican scene, nine years as DJ and three years as a producer. He has played in the best clubs in the country including huge outdoor events.
First up is Go Toward The Light which sets off in full on mode with a chunky kick and superb pulsating bassline. Beautiful synth pads sweep through the sound and tease out sweet melodic sequences. The bassline is hypnotic as it remains a constant throughout the track and is accompanied by some very cool FX. The break opens up a surreal world with the bass and synths contrasting beautifully. A perfect example of progressive house with that darker edge and no doubt this will grab a lot of attention.
Echo Of A Whisper intros with a very cool kick and plucky deep bass combo. The tracks signature is so perfect for this sound as it gives the bassline pride of place. Short synth riffs peek in and out of the sound and are joined by smooth pads on the break before that wonderfully balanced kick and bass combo comes bursting back. Smooth and groovy prog vibe her which is not to be missed.
Russian DJ and producer AnLight makes his debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb No Advance which is backed up by two stunning remixes. This young producer has been around the scene for a few years now and has seen his music released on quality labels. A very exciting future lies ahead and with a talent like this we have no doubt about great things to come.
The Original Mix gets going with a huge punchy kick and subtle hats before some very cool synth pads wade in alongside a tasty vocal. A grungy bass soon comes through the sound as it throbs out its melody while an absolutely fantastic vocal grabs all the attention with its catchy lyric and upbeat vibe. The break lets loose with strings and a droning bass sound that is the perfect contrast with the vocal as a backdrop. We are taken back up to the main track with a superb synth line that just oozes progressive house flavours. Not to be missed, an all round wonderful track that will no doubt be a big feature!
Belgium’s own Nico Parisi is first up to remix as he delivers his Deep Remix. A firm favourite in the Bonzai office and beyond, Nico is gearing up for what will be a very very busy schedule over the summer months. Festivals, clubs and more are on the agenda along with a few new studio projects we are eagerly awaiting. The remix intros with a cool layered kick with percussions forming up all around getting the groove into full swing. Subtle pads ease in and soon a fantastic deep bass blasts through as it pulsates right throughout the sound. The vocal just owns this track, even though it sits back it still packs a huge punch due to the catchy nature. The break reveals some surreal synth work that is the perfect companion to the vocal taking us deeper into the vibe and then thrusting us back into this big and bold sound. Top notch stuff yet again from Nico.
Davide Catania delivers his remix and takes the sound on a brilliant journey right into the heart of progressive house. We last saw Davide with a remix on Daddy’s ‘Memories Are Forever’ on Green Martian which was very well received indeed. The remix sets off with a very cool drum section as the classic kick and snare combo is joined with sharp hats and a very noticeable 80’s styled electric tom. A raw, organic bass is beautifully tweaked into the sound and injects an a huge amount of energy into the groove. The vocal stands out superbly and is one of those vocals that is instantly etched into your brain as if you’ve known it for a long time. Beautiful melodic sequences give the sound a broad appeal and will be a must have for any progressive set.