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Debut appearance on Piston for young up and coming Argentinean DJ and producer Pablo Woof with the superb two tracker Fireworks. Fireworks takes us on whirlwind ride into tech house which intros with a wonderful display of drums and percussions. Sharp crispy hats and cymbals, snappy snares and superb electro styled rolls are the order of the day. Keeping things in check and on point we have a lush bass that sits beautifully in the sound and commands the track throughout. Cool sounds litter the groove and on the break some very cool crowd effects comes into play before we get thrust back into full on mode. A tasty tech treat indeed, not to be missed.
VAN CZAR & DANTIEZ SAUNDERSON ft. ANN SAUNDERSON – THE FORCE (BONZAI VINYL) – PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW!
Our next vinyl 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.
Venezuelan DJ and producer Alfredo Mena takes to the BBB decks and delivers a solid mix in his usual superb style. Alfredo appears regularly on our Bonzai Basiks imprint and his last outing Do You Remember, from April 2015, turned a few heads and was well received. The mix today features tracks and remixes from the likes of Guy Gerber, David K, Retrosynco, Fabio Neural, Andrea Bigi, Marius Laurenti, Sydney Charles, Janson, Pig & Don, Horatio, Sean Collier, Phonotrip, Fory Pentadrums, Anna and Luca Morris.
Freedom intros with a classic punchy kick alongside crispy hats and sharp claps. Cool vocals fade in and out as the track breaks to reveal some very cool chords and a subtle but highly effective bass line. The track becomes entrenched in smooth deep house grooves that will force you to the floor with a little help from a super tight drum arrangement that belts out a solid rhythm. Fantastic stuff from this duo that is not to be missed.
Blufeld is back with another cut entitled Out Of This Life which is taken from his recently released 4th studio album A World Less Ordinary. Very exciting times for this guy and he doesn’t seem to be letting up. With the album just out this new cut and its superb 3 remixes gives you a deeper insight into Blufeld’s world. Always worth keeping an eye out for this guy as he never disappoints.
Prime Brothers aka Italian DJ and producer duo Ale and Johnny Prime debut on Piston with this fine two tracker entitled Freedom. Freedom intros with a classic punchy kick alongside crispy hats and sharp claps. Cool vocals fade in and out as the track breaks to reveal some very cool chords and a subtle but highly effective bass line. The track becomes entrenched in smooth deep house grooves that will force you to the floor with a little help from a super tight drum arrangement that belts out a solid rhythm. Fantastic stuff from this duo that is not to be missed.
Bulgarian DJ and producer Pavlin Petrov debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Feeling Alive which features the sultry and exotic vocals of Selina Stoane. Pavlin grew up listening to Jean Michelle Jarre, Vangelis and Enigma among other electronic greats. In 2005 he started to produce and was heavily influenced by the ambient sounds. In 2010 he became hooked on progressive house and since then he has infused his prog sounds with wonderful ambient atmospheres while experimenting with new sounds. Over the years he has racked up quite an impressive back catalogue across many labels including Mystic Carousel Records, Revelation Records, DeeperSense Music and Beat Block Records to name just a few. He has worked with a host of top artists and is a much sought after remix artist. Delighted to have him on board and we hope to see much more in the future, well worth keeping an eye on.
El Paso based DJ and producer Altek returns to Green Martian with another fine slice entitled 2nd Chance. Fresh from his superb remix on Chantola’s Casablanca, Altek delivers yet again and gives us a little bit of Summer to carry into the Autumn. 2nd Chance gets going with a nice chunky kickdrum that packs a huge punch right through the whole journey. Bright and crispy hats alongside a tight drum arrangement ensure the rhythm remains steady and constant while some lush, warm basses add a bit of oomph to the sound. A big feature on the track are those cascading piano arps that fill out the groove with wonderful melodies that blend so perfectly with an underlying mid-range hypnotic arp. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.
Madrid based Belgian DJ and producer Van Czar delivers yet another of his techno fuelled cuts with Amore In Scopulos. Van remains a firm favourite around the office and he is flying the Bonzai flag high in Spain with various club nights and his own Bonzai Basik Beats Spain radioshow. His last outing was back in February 2015 with Rumba EP as well as a stint with hiss deeper techno guise Cysxe – OxO EP. Always great to see this guy drop one of his tunes and no doubt we will be seeing lots more of him in the future.