Ferdas Digital is back with Department 42, eight tracks of purely deep and techy progressive vibes, just what we like here at Progrez. His last outing, Sand Candy EP, made waves in all the right places which led to a lot of interest in this young Russian producer. Still much more to come, so watch this space.
Belgium based DJ’s J.E.O.F., Config and P.O.W. aka Wild Guess return to Green Martian with their latest creation, Trysal 35 which comes backed up with two superb remixes. The guys debuted last year with Nebulae which charted very well among many. After that they got a great response with their remix on Digital Department featuring Cara Leigh’s You Put A Spell and Mendexx’s Life Begins. So much more to come from this talented trio, well worth keeping tabs on for the future.
Deephno debuts on Eyepatch with the superb two tracker, Hello2J. Hello2J intros with a swelling chord that creates a warm glow over the sound before a chunky kick takes over and drives the groove forward. Cool drum patterns form up in the background and create a smooth flowing rhythm. The groove goes deeper as a lush bass fills the low end and marries perfectly with those warm chord strings. Wonderful swirling noise FX fill the spaces and on the first break we get a real cool synth line that brings an unexpected twist in the tale. The track settles in for a nice ride into deep house before we head into the main break where we are treated to a stunning display of deep keys that really light up the track. A simply divine trek into deep house that will definitely be a main contender on the floors.
There are many collab projects in the world of music production but there are very few that really hit the mark and do it with little effort. Matt and Manu have hit that mark and we are delighted to have them on this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats. These hugely talented artists have already got a monster release under their belt with You Are Contagious and more on the way. They have recently embarked on their own radioshow, Ethnoscience which is gathering pace each month. Tons more we could say about these two but let’s instead get right into the mix and enjoy the progressive journey on offer. Tracks and remixes come from East Cafe, John Drummer, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Audio Noir, Matteo Monero, Ruben De Ronde, Gai Barone, Controlwerk, Martyne, Julien Bracht, Daniel Nusdeo, Fernando Olaya, Andres W and original works from Manu Riga and Matt Holliday. The perfect tonic to get your body into weekend mode.
Nico solidifies his return after a short break as he delivers the deep progressive grooves of his two tracker Forty Jokers. Fresh off the back of his remix on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone, we are certain that we will be seeing a lot more from this guy. He remains a very popular figure around the Bonzai office and he always pushes himself to come up with only the best quality work. As the summer approaches you will be seeing Nico pop up at some of the many festivals that will be happening across Belgium and beyond. Stay tuned for more because there is still a long way to go in 2015.
Brazilian DJ and producer Manni aka DJ Vanni debuts with the superb Could You Be on Bonzai Progressive. Manni is somewhat of a veteran on the scene having started his music career back in 1985 when he was producing radio shows for stations in Sao Paulo. He set up his own recording studio and in 1996 he joined forces with DJ Mau Mau, Marcel SK and keyboardist Franco Jr. to create M4J, one of the first electronic music live acts from Brazil. Since then their tracks have went on to feature in many sets from top world renowned jocks. An exciting time to have this guy on board, stay tuned for more.
First time appearance on Piston for Irish DJ and producer Cerillo with the deep fuelled two tracker Hold Tight. Cerillo has made quite a name for himself in the last few years with signings to various labels including Waldliebe Familien, Centric Music and Natural Rhythm Berlin. His tracks have gained much support among many DJ’s and radio shows such as B.Traits BBC Radio 1, David Moreno Ibiza Global Radio, wAFF, Marco Carola, Ibiza Voice, Robert Owens, Solomun, Steve Lawler, Defected Residents, Robert Dietz, Flashmob, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, Chus, Dave Seaman, Horatio, Sam Divine & many more.