Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2017-05-08
Catalog number: BP6432017
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Marduk which features two top notch remixes from Sonsez and Cryss. Jesus made his BP debut back at the start of 2017 with the impressive My Inner EP which saw some great support among many. A veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. A master of his craft, we’re delighted to have him back.
The Original Mix intros with beautiful fleeting synth pads creating a very cool textured layer. A deep and warming bassline takes over and dominates the groove with a funky twist. A wonderfully warm and rich atmospheric soundscape prevails against the backdrop of lush basses and a tight drum section. Mesmeric and hypnotic, this one has Summer groove written all over it, top notch stuff and a must have no doubt.
Sonsez is up first on remix duties and delivers another fine slice of prog for our listening pleasure. German born DJ and producer Serdar Dumlu aka Sonsez is revered among the electronic music community, particularly progressive house. In 2010 he released his first records on Baroque and then Deepsessions. A plethora of quality tunes followed on various labels and in 2013 he appeared on Progez with Balance. Three years later he returns to the Bonzai family with Cosmos on Bonzai Progressive before showing up here on the remix. Here he delivers a solid club orientated prog slice which is led by a punchy kick drum and a powerful pulsating bassline that weaves its way into every crevice of the track. Subtle FX create some very nice textures as mesmeric synths beef up the vibe. Perfect fodder to get the floor moving.
Romanian DJ and producer Cryss is up next on the remix, dishing out another sublime progressive construction. Cryss debuted here back at the start of 2017 with Simple Pleasure which garnered an impressive support base. After that he went on to perform a guest spot on Bonzai Basik Beats as well as appearing on our WMC 2017 compilation. An all round talented artist, Cryss grew up with music at the forefront of his life which has shaped his vision of how his sound will translate. Here he gives us something special with a tight progressive breaks groove filled with floating pads and a beautifully crafted melodic structure. Warm basses and rich pads stand out against that solid breaks pattern that lulls us into its hypnotic groove. One for the late night sessions here.