Ecco returns to Bonzai Progressive after a short hiatus with the superb Switch featuring three top notch remixes from top quality artists. We last saw Ecco on remix duty for Eric Powa B’s track Sunshine and we are delighted to see him back in action yet again.
Switch intros with a smooth drum arrangements that features muted kicks and a strong metallic feel. The kicks evolve into nice and punchy hits aits as percussions begin to form up flowing rhythms. A deep bubbling bassline shores up the rear and gets the track into full gear. The break offers up some cool synth pads creating a surreal atmospheric vibe which combines beautifully with the deep nature of the track. Nice deep, dark and long progressive for those darker rooms.
Dynamic duo Mindgamers are up first on remix duty with their stunning cut. The guys had recently remixed Matan Caspi’s Just Let Go receiving great support and have also been busy DJing. We are always excited when their work hits the office and we are in for a treat here. Straight from the off we get an upbeat kinda vibe off the chunky kicks and subtle percussions, the multi layered bass also gives the vibe a nice bounce to it. Sharp and rhythmic hats lift the sound up a notch alongside some superb synths and textured licks that give the sound a funky side. A definite must have for any party and not to be missed.
German DJ and producer Manuel Palmitesta debuts on Bonzai Progressive as offers up the next remix. Manuel has seen releases on many labels over the last few years and he always gains lots of support, and we are sure that this effort will turn a few heads. The track intros with a punchy kick and classic percussion set up with an in your face hypnotic siren styled synth note that dominates the sound. A very subtle yet effective bass sits in the rear and binds the track together beautifully. On the break a techy element filters into the sound as the percussions keep the groove flowing before we slam right back into full swing with an air raid siren for good measure. Top notch stuff.
Phat Traktor aka Spanish DJ and producer Jose Vinilo returns after his brilliant debut track Voyage gained much support. Here he takes the remix on a sublime journey into the deeper side of progressive house. The track intros with dark drums and a pulsating bassline as various percussions begin to filter through setting the dark tone of the sound. A tech styled synth swirls in the background as brighter lick comes through. A deep and hypnotic slice that will sit perfectly in those darker sets.
Rise and Fall step up to guest DJ duties this week and deliver a stunning deep progressive journey for our listening pleasure. Recently we saw his own release ‘Imagination’ on Bonzai Progressive which turned a few heads. The mix today includes tracks and remixes from artists like Nico Parisi, Manu Riga, LSG, Luke Porter and well as Rise and Fall originals and a few ID’s.
Tracklisting – Episode 206 – mixed by Rise And Fall:
1º Nico Parisi & Gai Barone – Perla (Rise And Fall Remix)
2º Unknown – Unknown
3º Rise And Fall – Point Of View
4º Unknown – Unknown
5º Rise And Fall – Seize The Day
6º Unknown – Unknown
7º Lsg – Netherworld (Rise And Fall’s The Darkest Bootleg)
8º Rise And Fall – Second Chance (Luke Porter Remix)
9º Rise And Fall – Imagination (Manu Riga Remix)
10º Rise And Fall – Imagination (Original Mix)
Phi Phi & Airwave’s newest collaboration session has produced another stomper with Vanilla. It’s stunning the work these guys put in, a dedication that always pays off
Phi Phi & Airwave – Vanilla, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House Genre page with a big banner!
Matan’s newest release Dangerous Change features the vocal talents of Mykle Anthony and comes backed up with two stunning remixes.
Matan Caspi featuring Mykle Anthony – Dangerous Change, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House Genre page.
New Dehli, India based DJ and producer Anurag Nandvanshi debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Soul Of India which comes in Original and Chill flavours.
Anurag Nandvanshi – Soulf Of India is included in this week Staff Picks at Beatport’s Progressive House genre page!
Phi Phi & Airwave’s newest collaboration session has produced another stomper with Vanilla. It’s stunning the work these guys put in, a dedication that always pays off. Their last outing, The Horn was a huge success and we have no doubt this will follow suit. Vanilla comes with no less than four top quality remixes that will appeal to many.
The Original Mix kicks us off as an already established groove finds its way into our brains. Big phat kicks will have those dancing feet moving in no time and the tight percussion patterns provide for steady rhythms throughout. Layers begin to form up with the addition of some cool sub basses that sit on top of a stomping, pulsing bassline. The break reveals a stunning atmospheric sequence filled with ethereal pads and break beats that give off a darker progressive vibe. Hints of melodies filter through as the track climaxes back into the main sound to continue this wonderful journey to its conclusion, epic stuff.
The Stripped Down Original Mix is a much more clubby affair with the focus bearing down on the drum patterns and percussion arrangements. We get some very cool FX that add contrasting textures to the bubbly bassline that sits perfectly underneath the sound. An acid type arp teases and you find yourself wanting it to burst out and take control. The break unleashes dark pads that hold intense vibes, break beats ensue and we soon get locked back into this hypnotic groove. Definitely a contender for many playlists, not to be missed.
Gai Barone is up next with his superb remix. Gai is a firm favourite here at Bonzai and we are always delighted to hear his works. Currently working with other artists as well as his own material we are sure to be seeing a lot more from this guy in the future. Pounding kicks and surreal atmospheres bring the remix to life. A deep droning bass note rises up and is joined by haunting voices as we settle into a deep progressive groove. Beautifully arranged note changes and the addition of some very cool classic styled arps bring in a euphoric feeling to the sound. The break conjures up a mystical scene as those calming voices are joined by swirling melodic pads and strings to the backdrop of that ever pulsing bass. A subtle climax gets us back into full swing on this epic ride, a must have track in your collection.
Argentinean producer Hector Sawiak returns to remix duties after his stint on Chantola’s Don’t You Know back in the summer of 2013. Here he takes the track on a sublime journey into prog with a smooth pulsating offset bass against a steadily flowing rhythmic drum arrangement. Cool FX litter the sound beautifully as the bass begins to become a real driving force. Hypnotic melodies form up out of the synths as the break offers up a medley of bass structures that lead us back into the main groove for the duration of this exquisite journey.
LoQuai turns up on remix duty with another of his stomping cuts. We haven’t seen LoQuai at Bonzai since his last escapade Flying Fortress alongside studio partner Shimmer. He has been busy though with top class releases across various labels, still one to watch for the future. The remix sets off into a world full of flowing progressive grooves that captivate beautifully. Cascading pads score cool melodies into your mind and keep you hooked into the sound. Wonderfully arranged drums will keep the feet dancing along with that deep and lush bass. A track that is not to be missed for sure.
Matan’s newest release Dangerous Change features the vocal talents of Mykle Anthony and comes backed up with two stunning remixes. His last outing Just Let Go featured heavily on download portals and playlists alike and no doubt we are in for a real treat with this latest offering.
The Original Mix gets us going in a full on progressive flow as the intro eases in with cool kicks and sweeping pads. The kicks gets buffed up with a punch and is joined by a deep bubbling bass giving a dancey vibe to the sound. The vocals begin to filter through with little one shots that set the scene for Mykle to showcase his wonderful talent. Deep and thoughtful lyrics are the perfect companion to this sound and are further enhanced with a brilliant melodic sequence on the break. Floorfilling stuff yet again from Matan and not to be missed.
Nico Parisi gives us his Deep Sofa Remix and delivers an absolute stunner. Nico has recently released a few gems that have gotten huge support from many quarters and currently has plenty more in the works. He is a constant presence at big events around Belgium and will feature on Bonzai’s stage at Tomorrowland 2014. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick and a round of soulful vocal shots that set the pace brilliantly. The bass sits back while packing a punch alongside some cool synths and a gritty riff that sweeps by. The track mesmerizes as it takes us to the break where the vocal comes to the fore and the synths become more prominent before settling back into this deep and lush progressive groove. Great stuff.
Davide Catania turns up at the remix desk with his pumping take on the original. We last saw Davide on his Desert Sky release on Green Martian and more recently on AnLight’s track No Advance. Here Davide raises the bar as he gets right into a full on progressive stomper. Phat kicks and cool percussions are laden with subtle downward arps as a swirling synth pad fades through with the amazing vocal on top. The bassline soon takes control as it powers through the sound beautifully giving off that strong prog vibe we love. The vocals are just stunning and blend seamlessly alongside the piano riffs. The break offers up a cool sax riff that really sets the track off and works so well with the piano and vocal. One to watch here and will no doubt be the choice of many.
Kevin takes on the guest spot this week on Bonzai Basik Beats and not for the first time either. He has been a prominent figure over the years at the Bonzai HQ having been a guest DJ on many occasions and with releases on several of our labels. His latest offering was with ‘Andromeda’ on our Bonzai Progressive imprint which saw much attention. Today’s mix comes with tracks and remixes from artists like deepAlexander, Terranova, Oliver Lieb, Gui Boratto, Guy J, Anthony Yarranton, Danny Lloyd and Navar as well as Kevin himself.
Tracklisting – Episode 205 – mixed by Kevin Vega:
1º deepAlexander – Midnight Launch (Kevin Vega Remix)
2º Terranova – Headlock (Original Mix)
3º Alessandro Diga – Berlin (Oliver Lieb Remix)
4º Gui Boratto – Paralelo (Solee Remix)
5º Michael A & Dmitry Molosh – Resolutions (Original Mix)
6º Lovejet – Babylon (Original Mix)
7º Dalaspa – Rendro (Andre Sobota Remix)
8º Guy J – Diaspora (Original Mix)
9º Antrim – Labyrinth (Gai Barone Remix)
10º Mind Against – Avalon (Original Mix)
11º Scotty A – Sense Of An Ending (Navar Remix)
12º Anthony Yarranton – Bag Of Bells (Danny Lloyd Remix)
Stardust is the newest single from Steve Sai. We last saw Steve with his hugely impressive White Fluffy Clouds back at the end of 2013 and then shortly after with his remix on Crocy’s – Cry.
Steve Sai – Startdust, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport on the Progressive House genre page.