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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.
Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. They have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us.
Fresh from their last outing “Liquid Disco Jam” on Green Martians “Mars Attacks Volume 2″ this Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog, tech house vibe over a two track release and backed up with an impressive remix on Bonzai Progressive.
The original mix of the title track “12” opens with an almost tech vibe but quickly switches to a banging prog monster, deep basses and plenty of awesome FX help to create a solid groove, on the break we are treated to some cool, eerie melodies and then back into that awesome groove, huge big floor appeal on this one.
Very popular and regular remixing duo Manu Riga provide a more darker edged house vibe with their “Manu Riga’s The Number Is 12 Remix”, quality beats with a tribal feel and a really cool bassline, great vocal used also. The break takes a melodic approach with some nice sounds and coming back in with a bouncier groove, very impressive remix indeed.
Finally we have “Weekend” which quit simply is an absolute joy to listen to, pure tech house driven progressive groove, from the thudding kicks to the crisp percs and chugging bass to the sweeping synths this tune is such a tight production, massive massive sound here and one to watch for sure.
Yet another fine release from Bonzai Progressive with Abi-Q & Raw-E definitely on the up!
This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.
Mars Attacks returns with another instalment of quality prog house on Green Martian.
Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. These DJ’s/Remixers/Producers have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us. Today the now Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog house vibe in Liquid Disco Jam, deep grooving bassline and some cool synth stabs will keep many floors alight!
Starting out at an early age and building his musical knowledge DJ/Producer Danny Jahr now runs a very successful “Selection” monthly podcast. Here he gets right down to business with Pure & Simple, this is reminiscent of that golden era of epic prog house, constant bass with sweeping synth melodies and percussion to tie it all up, simply amazing stuff here.
DJK returns to Green Martian with Butterfly Effect, super sounds converging to create a bouncing groove filled with the delights of progressive house.
Fulfilling the party atmosphere DJ/Producer duo Nu Guise deliver a sublime track in Love Will Never Die, very club orientated sound here with all the right moves for filling dancefloors everywhere, and their motto of “music for party people, by party people” rings true!