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The pursuit of the vinyl revolution continues as Bonzai stay true to their roots and deliver yet another fine slice of wax. Eyepatched Volume 4 follows on from its predecessors with four supreme cuts filled with all the delights of deep fuelled house.
The master of cool Dimitry Liss gets right into the action with his track ‘Gentle Elton’. Perfectly matched kicks and hats provide a solid base for the flowing rhythms as the bassline cuts through the sound beautifully with a groovy flavour. This is backed up with a soul shaking vocal that will get the toes tapping in no time.
The increasingly popular Yaroslav Lenzyak gives us two superb tracks starting with ‘Jupiter’, a wonderfully lush and surreal deep cut. Nice and simple hats alongside a minimal percussion arrangement that adds a lot of character. A low end droning bass shores up the groove while the big focus is on an awesome array of synth sounds that blend together superbly.
On the flip side Yaroslav treats us to an exclusive for this vinyl release with ‘UTZ’. Very cool and classic sounding drum intro eases beautifully into a smooth deep house vibe. The bassline packs a huge punch as it pulsates through the sound while a nice flowing groove is built. An epic endeavour with beautifully melodic twists that are not to be missed.
The impressive Daniel Ray give us his track ‘Water Tunnel’ with its gritty intro made up of cool percs and a thumpy kick. Raw sounding FX start to take over the sound as a stunning bassline builds the momentum. A wonderful mixture of deep piano chords, strings and guitars add a stunning dynamic and makes this a joy to listen to.
The masterful Airwave lets loose with this solo effort after a recent run of top notch collaborations. As well as the Original, ‘Triangle’ comes with two superb remixes. Laurent remains at the top of his game, his workload as producer and DJ is stacked high but this doesn’t stop him creating exquisite cuts. Lots more lined up for the future that we cannot wait to hear!
The Original is a wondrous trek deep into the heart of progressive house. The intro gets right to the point with a tough edged kick and a very cool arp that captivates throughout. A deep bass holds the track together beautifully as flowing rhythms are built. Stunning pads run through the track in a subtle manner yet pack a huge punch. The synth work is amazing, creating melodies that intertwine perfectly and climaxing at the break. An infectious journey that will keep you coming back for more, great stuff Laurent!
The first remix come from Swedish quartet Inkfish. We first got introduced to these guys through their remix of Nico Parisi’s ‘Caress’ which gained a lot of support, the remix made it into many charts and featured heavily in many sets from top jocks. Here the guys waste no time getting down to business, a nice chunky kick is coupled with a smooth percussion line and the rhythms then begin to flow. The bass creeps in beautifully and is soon joined by a full on arp sequence that gives off a purely energetic vibe as it flows through the track. The break offers up some grungy licks that adds a cool character to the sound before getting right back into the main groove, another top notch effort from these guys and not to be missed.
Solar Fields aka Magnus Birgersson is our next remix artist on this fine track, he is a music composer with a litany of releases including 10 solo albums. We last saw Magnus on Manu Riga’s stunning ‘Everything Comes To An End’ and here is no exception. The intro gets right into the flow with a nice and snappy arp with smooth percussions in the background. The groove gains momentum as distant hats and cymbals come through before a monster kick gets the grooves really flowing. Nice synth pads bring up the rear and offer a cool contrast to the gritty edge. The bassline ramps up the sound big time, a lot of energy comes off it and adds to that gritty feel throughout. A very intense track indeed that will see a lot of action in those tougher sets.
Italian DJ and producer marks his Piston debut with a stunning EP entitled ‘Diggin Time’. Davide has a hugely impressive release list among many top labels and he has worked with some of the best producers around. Davide is also an active DJ playing festivals and radio shows around Europe.
First up we have the Original Mix of ‘Diggin Records’ which intros with a chunky kick and cool percussions that slowly build to a smooth groove as swaying pads sound off in the background. The bass begins its journey and soon evolves into a monster with a vibration that runs deep and will shudder any bass bin it touches. A real cool feature on the track is the vocal that comes to prominence on the break and which sits in contrast with the darker vibe as it brings a freshness to the sound. Top class stuff and a must for any box.
Xander & Niederreiter are Austrian duo Xander Kassian and Niederreiter Markus and they also debut on Piston with their remix on ‘Diggin Records’ and what an effort these guys put in. Big and brash kicks coupled with a nice and crisp hat make for a solid start to the track. The in your face bass starts early as it bubbles up from below before the track suddenly breaks and the tweaked original vocal bursts to life before slamming back into the main track. The bass has transformed beautifully as it almost growls its way through the sound. A real floor shaker here that is not to be missed.
Rounding off this EP we have the superb track ‘Time’. Getting off to a pumping start with a wonderful phat kick and crispy hat combi with the bass joining the party early on. The bass has a darkly sinister vibe that works so beautifully with the synth chords and the equally dark vocal samples. The break is dominated the brilliantly crafted chords that etch out a real cool groove along with the vocal. The track kicks back in with ass shakin power making this a track that you will definitely want in your playlist!
Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco shows up on our Green Martian imprint with the superb ‘When The Run Stops’. This track first seen the light of day at the beginning of this year on Bonzai Elemental. Its original format was smooth downtempo grooves while today we get the full on clubbed up version along with a top notch remix from DJ Shy aka Horizons.
The Club Mix sets off with a real chunky groove as phat kicks creating a pumping rhythm alongside crispy percussions and brilliant sub bass that just sits waiting to pounce. Very much on the tougher side of progressive house the track holds up very well with lots of swirly FX and some fantastic synth play. The break brings back those original melodies which make the transition from chilled out vibes to powerful progressive beats. An amazing turnaround and one that will gain lots of attention no doubt.
Horizons is up next with a superb remix, and what a job he does here. Nice and intense intro as deep pads sweep across an array of FX and subtle percussions which build and build up to a nice and chunky kick before a pulsating offset bass begins to dominate. The bass creates a cool flowing vibe as some fantastic melodies start to take shape, these are further enhance by the unexpected note changes on the bass. The break brings with it a surreal yet blissful atmosphere where you can let loose before slamming right back to this stunning progressive stomper!
MosaiC debuts on Elemental with ‘Time.Lapse’, a surreal three tracker filled with groovy chilled out beats and awesome sound designs.
First up is the title track ‘Time.Lapse’ which intros with a thumpy kick in a shuffling kinda groove. Cool flowing rhythms come through on the percussions which also give an almost tribal feel. A smooth slumbering bass plays through the track and sets the mood perfectly for this joyous ride through chilldom. The track breaks to reveal a melancholic piano melody that sways through the sound beautifully. Wonderfully chilled out vibes you have got to experience.
‘Faces Of War’ intros with a cool chunky kick and subtle percussion line with a smooth bass sound that hypnotises as it builds through the track. A subtle, soft piano melody wistfully plays in the background. A much more aggressive bass takes over and takes the track to a new level as it captivates the mind. Top notch stuff that is a perfect late night companion.
‘Replica’ has a tough edged hip hop theme on the intro with classic scratches and a superb kick and percussion arrangement. A deep sub bass paves the way for a much groovier sliding bassline which marries well with the jazz tinged plinks of the cool piano line. Classic vocal samples are delivered in true turntablist fashion adding great character to the track. A truly mesmerizing track that is not to be missed.
2014 edition of our Ibiza compilation series is now available in all digital stores featuring 50 original tracks and remixes from artists like Rick Wade, Yusuke Yamamoto, Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Joal, Eric Powa B, Moliner, Ittai Barkai, Carlo Caldareri, Pole Folder, Gai Barone, Moshic, Airwave, Yuriy From Russia and many others!
Audio Noir continues his run of top quality EP’s with the brilliant four tracker, ‘R3wind’. Each track takes us on a journey through retro sounds that are garnered with a modern twist.
First up we are transported back to ‘1988’ with a supped up ride into breakbeat and classic house grooves. The intro boasts a full on breakbeat vibe with a few vocal samples coming through. We soon get into a 4/4 pattern as a super cool old school bass fills the sound. The breakdown ushers in some nice strings before slamming right back into the sound along with superb retro synth samples that are instantly recognisable. A bit of the old hardcore on Bonzai Progressive which will draw a lot of attention, no doubt.
‘1989’ intros with a cool percussion line alongside a nice and simple synth. Big chunky kicks soon take over and pack a huge punch. A deep resonating bass come in and a driving rhythm ensues. You will connect instantly with the classic vocal sample, and not only that, you will once again remember ’89 as the hoover sounds dominate. So many elements make up this track and even thought the sounds have been given a modern makeover you will relate in a big way, superb stuff.
Classic breaks are the basis of the intro to ‘1990’, and alongside a well crafted percussion section your dancing feet will be moved involuntarily. Phat kicks and crispy hats keep the rhythms flowing alongside a cool synth line and ultra classic vocal samples. The break down has a wonderful hard edged synth that bounces along and takes us back into the main track with a fantastic deep bass in tow. As if we aren’t spoiled enough, in comes an awesome old school piano riff that will blow the roof off any venue!!
We end this brilliant EP with ‘1991’. Massive chunky kicks provide the intro alongside cool FX and shuffling hats. A huge dominating bassline soon takes over and will be enough to shatter any sound system into submission. In the background we get a taste of some very cool vocal samples while up top we have an infectious synth hook which fits the sound perfectly. The track shifts slightly as the bass intensifies bringing in a gated pattern before coming back around to the main sound, just amazing!
Spanish DJ and producer Andres Boned aka Bonetti debuts on Piston with his superb two tracker entitled ‘My House Of Neglect’.
Andre has been attracted to electronic music and clublife from an early age. In 2010 he decided to get into making his own music. He likes to add his own unique twists on Tech House and Deep House so that his sounds can be enjoyed on the beach or in the club at the same time. Since he released his first track in 2011 on iFrominal he has not looked back, a raft of releases and support from around the world has stood him in good stead and will no doubt keep him on track for an exciting future.
First up is the title track ‘My House Of Neglect’ which gets going with a proper house pumping kick and a sharp hat that combine to give a classic feel. The drum arrangement reaches expert levels as cut outs and shuffling grooves keep the rhythms flowing. A cool vocal sample comes through from time to time giving a true deep house texture to the sound. A sublime gated house chord does the most damage here as it shapes the track beautifully while the bass sits back and carries a solid groove throughout.. The vocal comes though more prominent on the break and tells of a dark tale which fits this sound perfectly. Top notch stuff out of Spain here and a must have in those boxes!
‘The Class War’ intros with a superb classic styled thumping kick and crispy hat combi. Proper House keys begin to fade through as a fantastic spoken vocal begins a very cool narrative that reverberates throughout the track. A very subtle yet highly effective bass just sits at the right level and allows the other sounds solid platform to shine. On the break the chords get a makeover as a groovy riff peek in.
Nice and chunky sounds here and definitely not to be missed.
Tirrenia Vibe are Gerardo Cinquegrana & Luigi D’Esposito, the guys make their Eyepatch debut with this sublime effort entitled ‘Night Falls’ which comes packed with three superb remixes. These guys have been around the scene for almost 20 years, they have a hugely impressive back catalogue within many different genres, while here they are digging into Deep House vibes.
The Original Mix intros with a nice punchy kick and a subtle percussion, a beautiful rolling bass drops in and sets the track up perfectly for a truly sublime ride. A cool wispy pad sweeps over the sound before a short break introduces a melancholic piano. The vocal is very classy with some very cool FX work put in and it works so well with that piano. Great stuff and one to watch!
First up on the remix are studio partners David Jarquin and Daniel Cano aka Jarquin & Cano. They got together in 2013 and their similar styles have gelled beautifully. These two are definitely at the forefront of rising talents and are definitely worth watching. The remix gets right into the heart of the original as the vocal is retained in all its glory. Lush and deep chords sit nicely alongside the deep bass which itself gives the track a nice bounce. Tight drums provide steady rhythms making this a very danceable track indeed. Superb stuff from these guys!
The highly impressive Tali Freaks are up next with their Dirtydeep Mix. We haven’t seen Tali Freaks in a while, their last outing, ‘Let Me Be Into House’ was very well received indeed so it’s good to see them back on remix duty. The remix gets straight down to business with a minimal approach as the kicks and low basses go to work. The vocal is used sparingly and this gives it great character and it works perfectly alongside the synths which have a stuttering effect. The break lets loose a sultry piano riff giving the sound a darker edge. Very nice indeed form the guys!
Gaulois returns to EP after his last track ‘Living On The Music’ won praise from all quarters. Here he sets the remix off with a nice chunky kick and pad that sweeps through beautifully. A short break unleashes the bass that rises up from below with a very cool rhythm attached. The vocal is used nicely here and a cool piano is the perfect companion. The main break sees a very cool hook come through which sits nicely in the sound. An all round classy effort and a must for those deep house boxes.
Russian producer Reflection Soul aka Robert Besmaternykh debuts on Green Martian with the superb two tracker ‘Constellation’. Robert has been around the scene for a while now and his productions always ooze quality. He has seen many releases on various labels and no doubt we will be seeing a lot more from this guy.
First up we have the title track ‘Constellation’ which intros with a very cool filtered sound that fades through and leads up to a full on chunky kick and crisp hat combi. In the background the percussions take shape and create a nice flowing rhythm. The big hitter here is that bassline, it bursts into the sound with a purpose and relentlessly dominates throughout with its infectious groove. Nice melodic sequences squeeze into the track and provide a cool contrast to that bass. This is an epic ride through the deeper side of progressive house and is must for those late night sets.
‘Acoustic’ intros with a rhythmic hat sequence before punching through with a nice phat kick. Cool synths begin to form up before the bass shakes the foundations with its deep, almost growling presence. Melodies start to ease through as the layers build and a superb pad sequence sits perfectly in the sound. The break brings the melodic influences to the fore with a vast array of sounds before getting back to the main track. An awesome slice of prog house that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Phat Traktor aka Spanish DJ and producer Jose Vinilo debuts on Progrez with a sublime two tracker entitled ‘Voyage EP’. Jose started out in music at just 15 when he first got into music production after being captivated by the 90’s dance music revolution. His style of music varies and when he DJ’s he likes to be unpredictable while always delivering an explosive set. He has graced the decks with many greats such as John Digweed, James Zabielia, Joris Voorn and more.
First up we have ‘Voyage’ which starts life as a chunky kick with a cool percussion backup creating a flowing rhythmic vibe. Soon a lush bass begins to bubble up from below as faded synth pads drift in and out. Cool FX fills up the sound in all the right places as the groove takes on a hypnotic state that grabs a hold of your senses. The track powers on relentlessly and will be a most welcome addition in any progressive set.
‘Voyage 2.0′ is next and what we get is a merciless ride through the darker side of progressive as phat kicks combine perfectly with a truly deep rooted bass. Very subtle percussions give way to the super low end on this track as swirling pads tease throughout. The groove becomes infectious as the beats charge forward and take hold. An absolute stomper that will have the bass bins shaking and will no doubt be the highlight in many sets.
Dany Cohiba is back at SRUR with his superb track ‘Liquid Cha’ which comes backed up with two stunning remixes.
The Original Mix gets us moving with cool, flowing intro as the kicks and percussion etch out a solid rhythmic patter. A deep bass enters the fray and just sits back perfectly allowing the track to flow while a fantastic retro themed tube sound takes full focus. A typically infectious record from Dany and one that will no doubt get a lot of attention.
SRUR’s own Ozan Kanik is up first with his superb remix. Nice and steady intro with percussions doing all the work before a truly massive kick and phat bass combi take over the sound. Proper full flowing Techno grooves on this one and full of energy to boot. The break adds in some cool FX and a fantastic display of drum arrangement. The tube sound from the original makes a showing and has a stunning impact on the groove. Definitely one to watch here!
JPhilipps & Rod B. debut on SRUR with an absolute stomper of a remix. The guys dig deep and bring out a stunning display of Techno grooves. The remix intros with a smooth bass sound and a nice punchy kick on top. A deeper more tweaked bassline is introduced and a very cool array of percussions give the track a rhythmic vibe. A perfect addition to those deeper Tech sets that is not to be missed.
Portuguese producer 2tan returns to Elements Records with the stunning ‘South Of Heaven EP’. His last outing ‘Aokigahara’ proved popular among the deep and dark fraternity and there can be no doubt we are in for a real treat here again.
Kicking us off is the original mix of ‘1st Circle’ which intros with a darkly theme and sets the mood beautifully for this ride. A deep bass drone encapsulates the sound while all around we have very cool FX the ebb and flow throughout. Just when you think that sub bass will fade out it comes back and keeps hold. A very smooth arrangement on the drums and percussions, quite subtle, nicely padded kicks and basic hat patterns make for a smooth ride. The break releases more of that bass and then suddenly an infectious plucky bass crops up transforming the vibe brilliantly. Awesome stuff!
Next up is the original mix of ‘6th Circle’. The track comes at us with a tough layered kick and a deep sub bass coming up from below. Brilliantly arranged FX work provide a big focus to the track but this is secondary to the real deep and dark theme running through. A gritty workout ensues and the sound takes leap as a much more prominent bass sound takes over. The break offers up a wall of white noise that rises on its way to the kick back and on the way it picks up a brilliant bass sequence. Top notch stuff yet again!
The original mix of ‘Curse Of Apollo’ intros with a beautiful bubbling effect on the sound, you get the sense of the sound rising up from the depths. Nice deep vibe running through with plenty of cool FX to keep the ears trained. A hypnotic synth line plays out and becomes a major focus within the track as an ever shifting drum arrangement keeps up a solid rhythm. The bass pulsates from the deep and keeps that dark them alive. The break leads us into a new path as the sound transforms superbly into something unexpected. The cool vocal samples are a nice addition to this relentless dark groover.
‘6th Circle’ is given the remix treatment by PH Zero and what a fantastic bit of work it is. The intro sets off with a superb arp that leads us into a full on stomper as chunky kicks and smooth percussions come into play. A deeper bass runs throughout as the arp transforms itself into many shapes. A nice big stab makes a show from time to time and blends well. Super tight arrangements keep the groove solid and on the break we get more of that big stab as it takes us back into the main track, stunning remix that is not to be missed.
‘1st Circle’ gets a remix from Aqob and takes the track on a very smooth journey. Cool robotic voice intro that leads to a chunky kick with a sweeping string in behind. A truly awesome deep, lush bass runs so smoothly through the sound that you will be forced to get up and dance. Percussions begin to layer in the structure and the rhythms begin to form beautifully into a solid groover. As the track progresses the arrangement becomes intricate with the additional patterns that really give a boost. The break descends into a simple arp and string combo before that beautiful big kick and bass come powering back. A definite must have track for your deeper sets, you will not be disappointed.
Matan Caspi delivers his stunning ‘Just Let Go’ which is backed up with three superb remixes from Audio Noir, Mindgamers and deepAlexander. Matin’s last outing was at the start of 2014 with the wonderful ‘I Wanna’ which saw a lot of support from all over.
First up we have the Original Mix which intros with super crispy hats that gets right up in your face as a nice chunky kick leads into a deep lush bass that comes through to balance things out beautifully. Cool vocal samples dash in and out of the sound adding a nice flow to the vibe. On the break a smooth synth arrangement takes over adding a hint of melody that gives off a contrasting groove, top notch from Matin yet again.
Tallinn based DJing and production duo Mindgamers are first up on remix duty. The guys have been enjoying a lot of attention for their works as their own productions as well as remixes are being picked up all over the world and featuring heavily in many sets and radioshows. Here the guys do what they do best, rock the joint! Right from the off the grooves are infectious, thumpy kicks and a sharp hi hat sequence are the perfect combination. The vocal samples off the original are used well and that bass just teases and teases. Stabby synths bring in a cool vibe and on the break we see these take full control before slamming right back into the main track to continue on this epic progressive house ride!
Audio Noir is up next and yet again he does not disappoint. His remix, Another Audio Noir Trip, is quite simply stunning. He has a way of taking a track and transforming it into something fresh and different while keeping true to the original. Nice whispered vocal on the intro which leads into a cool kick and a sublime percussion arrangement with some fantastic vocal samples over the top. The groove builds and builds before exploding into an analog fuelled, bass driven monster. Quite an energetic vibe off this as the layers build around the track culminating with a superb vibrant synth. Brilliant stuff out of Australia and not to be missed!
deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar rounds up the remixes with his stunning take. Sasa’s last release ‘Midnight Launch’ was well received and is a testament to the skills on offer. Big chunky kicks get us going with expertly tweaked vocal samples and fading synths sitting in the background. A cool rhythmic groove is built with the introduction of some great percussion patterns. The track takes a funky turn as a deep throbbing bass is brought forward together with a catchy, soulful vocal. The track is totally driven by that classy bass which has so much character as it binds the track together beautifully. Top stuff and a track you will want in your collection!