Rise And Fall aka Russian based DJ and producer Anton Vishniakov is back at the helm with Immersion which comes with a superb remix from Audio Noir. June 2014 saw his last release Seize The Day gain a lot of support, since then he has delivered various remixes as well as appearances on many of our compilations, the most recent being the Miami WMC 2015 compilation.
The Original Mix intros with a nice dark theme as a deep growling bass is met with punchy kicks and rising FX. The bass meanders through the sound beautifully as it command authority over the groove. Percussion and drum layers build to bring out a solid rhythmic flow as the atmospheric tones of the track are revealed by the superb array of pads and FX. The break delves into the deeper elements before we get slammed back into this tough edged progressive stomper that is not to be missed.
A firm favourite on the remix is back with another of his stunning reworks. Audio Noir delivers his Hypnotiks remix and once again he knocks it outta the park with his signature deep fuelled style. 2015 already looks like a bumper year for this guy, he kicked off with his own track Life before submitting remixes for Matan Caspi and Quadran aka Philippe van Mullem who sadly passed away in February. Much more to come from Audio Noir so be sure to stay tuned. As the title of the remix suggest we are in for a hypnotic ride through the deeper sounds of progressive house. The intro provides a subtle induction with sweeping FX, smooth percussions and a soft hat. Nice punchy kicks join in and the groove gathers pace alongside a solid rhythm. The bass adds a world of depth to the sound that really draws you in and captivates the mind, body and soul. The first break reveals a sublime atmosphere which is greatly enhanced by a fantastic spoken vocal that leads us back into the main groove. The epic ride continues with that bass dominating as melodic pads sit aloof in the background. A super solid ride through deep progressive that you most definitely will not want to miss.
Alfredo Mena returns for another guest appearance at BBB with his sublime progressive house set. This mix will definitely set the standard for your weekend as we weave in and out of smooth house sounds with jagged progressive edge. Expect some superb tracks and remixes from Luigi Daniell, Romano Alfieri, Joel Mull, Pavel Petrov, Pirupa, Eddie Amador, Ninetoes, Ramiro Lopez, Katcha, Steve Lawler and a selection of Alfredo’s own works will ensure you get those dancing feet shuffling.
Tracklisting – Episode 236: mixed by Alfredo Mena
1º Luigi Daniell & Alfredo Mena – Margarita (Original Mix)
2º Romano Alfieri – I Follow You (Original Mix)
3º Joel Mull – Wind It Up (Original Mix)
4º Pavel Petrov,Shosho – Drama (Original Mix)
5º Pirupa – Get Lost (Original Mix)
6º Eddie Amador – House Music (Robosonic Remix)
7º Ninetoes – Paapaa (Original Mix)
8º Gimme Some More – Alfredo Mena Mash Up
9º Alfredo Mena – La Cartera (Original Mix)
10º Ramiro Lopez – Spirit (Original Mix)
11º Katcha – Touched By God (Peace Division Remix)
12º Steve Lawler – House Record (Original Mix)
After a very successful first time collab, Dark Soul Project teams up once again with Mathov and the superb vocalist Fe Malefiz on We Are Not Alone which comes with two brilliant remixes. This trio of very talented artists gained a lot of attention with Ain’t No Melodies Left, which featured heavily in many sets and charts. Clearly they have a great chemistry that we are sure will last for a long time, looking forward to more in the future.
Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Matan is back with the irresistible Serenity which comes backed up with a remix from Audio Noir, enough to get the progressive taste bud flowing. Matan remains a very popular figure at Bonzai, his work always oozes quality and attracts a lot of attention. His last outing Aim To The Moon, did just that having gained top spots across various platforms. Always an exciting time when his stuff comes through the office.
After being featured last week in the Progressive House genre page, Matan Caspi – Serenity (An Audio Noir Safari) is charted by Beatport in the Secret Weapons: Progressive House chart!
Dark Soul Project teams up once again with the superb vocalist Fe Malefiz on We Are Not Alone which comes with two brilliant remixes. These two very talented artists gained a lot of attention with their first collab, Ain’t No Melodies Left, which featured heavily in many sets and charts. Clearly they have a great chemistry that we are sure will last for a long time, looking forward to more in the future.
The Original Mix sets off with a cool rhythmic flow as punchy kicks are joined by a tight drum section filled with crispy hats and energetic slapped hits. Sweeping FX take us through each section as various layers come together. A smooth and warm bass keeps the groove moving as synths begin to swell and the first hint of vocals creep in. When the vocals appear you are instantly captivated by their rich tones and sweet rounded edges. The break delves into a full on epic ride where a superb melodic lead is unleashed alongside those huge sweeps and sweet vocal. A real uplifting progger that will be a big hitter at peak time no doubt.
Belgian DJ and producer Nico Parisi steps up to the remix desk with his deep and grooving cut. Nico is back after a short break and he tells us there is lots in store which we are excited about. He has been a very busy guy on the DJ circuit with various gigs across the country and a spot at Bonzai Classics in Effenaar which proved to be another huge success. Plenty more to come from this guy so stay tuned. The remix intros with a cool punchy kick backed up with various percussive hits. A deep and grooving bass soon joins in as distant pads start to rise. Smooth notes bring a subtle melodic flavour and build up a quite intense vibe as they contrast with the darker tones. On the break we are lured into an evocative world filled with Fe’s captivating vocal and minimal sounds before getting thrust back into the main groove for the duration. A very smooth deep prog vibe that will definitely get a lot of attention.
On form producer and DJing duo Manu Riga and Matt Holliday are up next on remix duties. The guys have really hit the ground running since joining forces just a few months ago and their debut release Ethnology EP will no doubt be making waves across the scene. On the DJing front they have a monthly show on progressivebeats.com called Ethnoscience which is already gaining many listeners. Just recently we spoke to the guys after they met up in the UK where they say they had a great time which included a photoshoot. A new project is already in the works which we are excited about, more info soon on that. Individually they have material that will be released soon, great times ahead for these two very talented artists. The remix intros with a muted kick as various sounds sweep through. The kicks transform into a nice punchy hit while arps and FX glide across the sound. A tight drum arrangement gets the rhythm flowing with a tribal element running through. On the bottom end a deep droning bass adds great depth to the sound before a solid, driving bassline takes over. The layers continue to build with smooth chords bringing a true progressive vibe alongside subtle melodies. Heading into the break we are confronted with an absolutely stunning sequence where the melodic flavours begin to shine to the backdrop of a huge soundscape. Out of nowhere a wonderful piano riff takes over and really gets the hairs standing at the back of your neck before we ease back into the main groove. Superb stuff from this duo that will definitely be a peak time monster.
Abi-Q returns to Bonzai after long hiatus with the superb three tracker Boaka Chiringo. It was back in 2012 when we last saw him with 12 as well as subsequent appearances on several of our compilations. Great to see him back and we hope to see much more from him in the future.
First up we get right into the deep progressive house grooves of Boaka Chiringo. The intro boasts a cool drum and percussion arrangement with a plucky bass fading through. Cool FX litter the sound and take us into the main track with nice punchy kicks and smooth percs alongside subtle hats and sharp claps. A lush, deep droning chord arrangement takes over the sound bringing a great depth to the groove. The FX and rising synths add wonderful textures with organic flavours throughout. A real nice and smooth trek into the deeper side of prog house, not to be missed.
Caribbean Romance intros with a cool rising chord and subtle tribalistic drum arrangements in the background as a punchy kick gets the feet tapping. A cool, flowing rhythm ensues with the help of tight percussions and shuffling hats. Sweeping pads ebb and flow throughout taking the sound deeper into a pure house groove. A warm plucked bass sits just under the sound perfectly allowing the mid range to flourish. Top notch stuff that is a definite must have for your collection.
These Dark Rhodes gets the remix treatment from Wonji aka Juan Gonzalez. Wonji was last seen around these shores on his 2012 release Convince Me on Eyepatch Recordings. Another artist we are delighted to see with the hope of more to come. The intro gets right up in your face with a full on groove filled to the brim with deep pulsing bass, chunky kicks and huge reverbed percussions. We settle into a smooth house ride as that bass becomes the main feature alongside some cool vocals that are scattered throughout. The break reveals a very cool surreal sequence that gives way to the bass which evolves into a 303 line before we get slammed back into the main groove for the duration. Superb deep grooves that will be a welcome addition in any set.
The ever impressive Gai is back at the BBB helm with this week’s guest spot. Gai is something of a stalwart in the progressive house/trance world. His own radio show Patterns remains a firm favourite for many followers due to his excellent track selection. Here he lives up to his usually high standards and delights us with a seamless cruise featuring tracks and remixes from Daniel Camarillo, Robert R. Hardy, Controlwerk, Tuxedo, MNR, Dark Soul Project & Mathov ft. Fe Malefiz, Kintar, Michael & Levan And Stiven Rivic, Inkfish, ORogier & Stage Van H, Ewan Rill, Panican Dynamics, Feri, Coskun Yorulmaz, Danilo Ercole, Aerium, Solarstone, Data Rebel and Gai Barone. The party just got started so make sure you tune in and get those party juices flowing.
Tracklisting – Episode 235: mixed by Gai Barone
1º Daniel Camarillo – Button (Robert R. Hardy Dark Therapy Remix)
2º Controlwerk – We Are Faded (Original Mix)
3º Tuxedo – Surreal Dream (MNR Remix)
4º Dark Soul Project & Mathov ft. Fe Malefiz – Ain’t No Melodies Left For Me (Kintar Remix)
5º Michael & Levan And Stiven Rivic – Breaking Point (Inkfish Remix)
6º Rogier & Stage Van H – Agora (Ewan Rill Remix)
7º Panican Dynamics – Robogen 2.0 (Feri & Coskun Yorulmaz Remix)
8º Gai Barone – Stripped (Original Mix)
9º Danilo Ercole – Flash (Original Mix)
10º Aerium – Horizons (Solarstone Retouch)
11º Data Rebel – Plink (Original Mix)