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Residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, DJ and producer Luciano Delgado debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the delicious Virtuoso EP. This brand new EP features four original works covering deep, tech and progressive house as well as a top notch remix thrown in for good measure. Delighted to have this guy on board and we look forward to more in the future. First up we have the title track – Virtuoso, which intros with a nice and smooth deep house groove as subdued kickdrums are offset by crispy rhythmic hats. In the background warm chords fill the space alongside some cool atmospheric effects. A deep and lush bass sits beautifully on the low end and adds so much warmth to the sound. The break brings in some light relief with rich strings sweeping through the sound delivering a nice melodic touch. A fantastic deep and melodic slice here that will definitely be a go track.
UK based duo, Rob Small and Danny Hartley team up on Piston Recordings to deliver the stomping tech house grooves of Stubbed, which comes backed up with three superb remixes from Jacky (UK), Bonetti and Upright. DJ and producer Rob Small is widely known for his engineering and mastering skills within the dance music scene as well as his top quality cuts on various labels. He is no stranger to Piston having released the deep house joint Bad Wednesday in 2011. He has also shown up on the likes of Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks over the years, it’s always an exciting time when he takes to the studio as a producer. Danny Hartley has been into music from a young age focusing on garage house and running his own nights. After a trip to Ibiza with his friends, he turned his attention to deep dirty house and techno which he played out in various clubs around Leeds as well as his own night Fat Jacky’s. These guys are no stranger to each other, in 2014 they worked together on Unspoken Violence for What Happens and in early 2015 they released Squarred Up on Audiophile Deep.
Following Light makes his full Green Martian debut with the superb two tracker – Dell. Ukranian born Kirill Guk has remained a constant force in the progressive house world since 2010 having released on a vast selection of labels. Inmost Records, Balkan Connection and Abstract Space are just a few of the labels mentioned but gives you an idea of the status this guy holds. His music features heavily in sets across the globe and he has worked with some top artists along the way. We last got a glimpse of his talents on remix duty for Samotarev’s Midnight Pinball as well as an appearance on our Afterhour Trax 18 compilation.
Lightyears Away From Here intros with a powerful muffled kick drum that slowly filters in to unleash a huge punchy thump that becomes a solid backbone for the track. We’re soon met with some fine psy trance sounds as an industrial sized synth stab fades in with an intense vibe. In the background we find some very cool FX that create stunning textures and add to that intensity. Subtle melodies start to come through as the bass line lurks deep in the low end. On the break we get a taste of those melodies in full bloom as they combine to create a huge climactic experience before we get slammed back into full on mode. Another fine slice from the master who is ensuring that the trance sound is alive and kicking in 2015.
Airwave delivers an injection of psy to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Lightyears Away From Here which is backed up with the sublime breaks track Dancing Desperado. This guys still knows how to wow his audience, even after almost 20 years he always finds new sounds and new ways to craft those sounds into powerful musical constructions. This one comes after two huge releases, namely Vega Shining on BP and the emotionally charged Sadness In Black And White on the mighty JOOF. An inspiration to us all, we look forward to more from this guy, but in the meantime play this one loud.
Afterhour Trax 18 takes us deep into the progressive abyss with 20 fresh new cuts to lead the way. Heading up this quality pack we have some of the very best progressive house productions, including tracks and remixes from Manu Riga, AudioStorm, Dofamine, Alex Vidal, Steve Sai, Acud, Matt Holliday, Audio Noir, Andrew Michael, Chantola, Altek, Crocy ft Ashley Berndt, Jakhira, Config, Berbush, Cartos, Alexey Lisin ft Ange, Alex Vidal, Zatonsky, Phi Phi, Dharmology, Pavlin Petrov ft Selina Stoane, Experimental Feelings, Yuriy From Russia, Nico Parisi, Smotarev, Following Light and Paul Kardos. A fine selection no doubt and just the perfect addition to your playlist.
Give It To Me (I Need It) gets right down to business with a solid deep house groove filled with beautifully warm chords and a wonderful perfectly tweaked bassline. Up top we have a high string that sits over those warm chords as well as various FX that add great textures along the way. A classic styled vocal comes through and sets the groove alight. Tight drums filled with chunky kicks, crispy hats and snappy snares dish out cool rhythms as this super charged house cut gathers pace. A must have track for sure.
My House Is Your House continues with volume 12, and once again we get to rock your socks off with some of the very best Deep House and Tech grooves around. We took to scouring our different labels and handpicked 20 top cuts from Piston Recordings, Monog Records, Eyepatch Recordings, Gourmand Music, Kiss My Beat and Clean & Dirty. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Rick Wade, Joal, Jazzawesz, Satour, Ecco, Le Cabar, Alexey Lisin Ft Ann Di, Roland Sousa, David Museen, Glasidum, Zeo, Hamdi Ryder, Pitch Ranger, Dimi Wilson, Lex Athens, Art Sparks, Prime Brothers, Hatelate, Move88 Ft Sabrina, Leandro Di, A. Eryomin, Rogerio Martins, Geonis & Mier, Furniture Crew, Eric Powa B, JR From Dallas, Fragoso, Pandeo and Jeep. Inject you sets with a dose of these top quality tunes, your speakers are gonna love it.
Piston Recordings proudly presents The Secrets Of The Trade 004 showcasing 20 of the finest deep and tech house grooves from a plethora of quality artists and outlets. We’ve sourced only the very best cuts and brought them together in one huge pack for your listening pleasure. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Rick Wade, Dreamer G, Mano Le Tough, Brame and Hamo, PBR Streetgang, Milton Jackson, Demarkus Lewis, COEO, ItaloBros, So Inagawa, Sek, Cerillo, Andy Hart, Kian T, Bonetti, Dyed Soundorom, label head honcho Rogerio Martins and many others. If you’re looking to add that extra spice to your sets, then you’ve just found the perfect recipe.
Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich is back with this superb effort – Acid Pig, which comes backed up with a top quality remix. Ruslan’s last outing – Thought The Smoke touched base with a lot of progressive house heads with support coming in thick and fast. He also had an exclusive track – Hyper Space released on Bonzai & Friends 500 to mark 20 years and the 500th release of the legendary Bonzai Progressive.
First up we have the title track Yes I Am which in short is a relentless slice of deep techy grooves with a probing bass that fills the sound beautifully. The track is somewhat minimal with a cool drum arrangement made up a punchy kick and shuffling hats with a few percussions to keep the rhythm loose. Throughout the track we are treated to a gritty vocal that delivers that classic house vibe while the music carries us along for the ride with a cool tech edge. Excellent stuff that will sit snugly into any set.
John 00 Fleming marks his full release debut on Bonzai Progressive with The Lone Ranger which comes backed up with two top quality remixes from Rick Pier O’Neil and Gai Barone. John is one of the most gifted artists of a generation and beyond and he is certainly no stranger to Bonzai as he has seen multiple tracks appear on various compilations over the years. In November 2015 he helped us celebrate our 500th release with an exclusive track – The Dark Ranger. He has also shown up on Progrez, Camouflage, Bonzai Back Catalogue, Bonzai Classics, Green Martian and Bonzai Elemental, in some capacity or other. Over the last few years a strong bond has developed between John’s JOOF label and Bonzai which has seen many artists release top notch sounds between the labels. Described as a national treasure of the trance world by Radio 1’s Pete Tong, John 00 Fleming is an artist who has achieved international success in a career spanning over 20 years without dishonouring his musical essence or fans. With over 10 million album sales and 30 produced mix compilations, Johnis a proven musical pioneer whose essence lies in what his fans call, the JOOF sound. Despite enjoying some commercial success, he remains a very much respected figure on the underground scene. This is down to his integrity in his performances and his no-nonsense take on all things music. His long running JOOF label continues to go from strength to strength and recently he has been sourcing some superb breakthrough up and coming artists who are proving their worth in style. Always worth checking out what’s happening in this guys world.
Our next Bonzai Basiks release – The Force – comes courtesy of a fantastic collaboration of artists featuring Belgian DJ and producer Van Czar, DJ and producer Dantiez Saunderson and UK songstress Ann Saunderson. Van continues to lead the way in deep techno grooves and his tracks are always powerful tools in the mix for many jocks. After he joined Dantiez on their back to back set at this year’s (2015) Legacy Festival, they decided to get together in the studio and soon after they started working on this fine cut. Over the last few years Dantiez has taken after his legendary father, Kevin Saunderson, and released quality cuts on several labels including Kevin’s own KMS. The guys then decided to employ the soulful, gospel-esque vocals of Dantiez’s mother, Ann. Back in 1992 Ann featured as backing vocals on the anthemic Pennies From Heaven by Inner City which was headed up by her husband Kevin, and went on to record several high profile tracks over the years. To keep it all in the family we get treated to a wonderful remix by the legend himself, Mr Kevin Saunderson who led the way in the early Detroit house and techno scene and gave the world some of the most memorable tunes ever with Inner City and others.
Italian DJ and producer Luigi De Santis aka GgDex returns to Piston alongside his newest creation KEYGI with the fantastic Yes I Am EP. Luigi is no stranger to these shores, his last outing Put The Needle gained great support across the board and rocked out many venues with its deep and dirty vibes. Since then he has shown up on various compilations for Bonzai and Piston as well as releases on other labels. KEYGI is Luigi’s newest creation and what a way to introduce, we hope to see more from this guy and his persona’s in the future.