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As vinyl continues its steady rise we are pleased to present our next vinyl release, Bonzai Worx Volume 5. After the success of previous wax releases we trawled through our catalogue and came up with four of the hottest and grooviest cuts to get the etching treatment. Tracks from Van Czar featuring Sugar Love, Ecco, Sa.Du and Alfredo Mena as well as a remix from Manuel Palmitesta have all been selected this time for their diverse ranges. Expect deep, groovy, sultry, edgy, gritty and downright banging tracks on this limited pressing.
Sa.Du’s Imaging Your Self gives off deep and sultry sounds as a provocative female vocal swamps the vibe. Cool rhythms are formed out of a tight drum arrangement with punchy kicks and sharp hats. The bassline gels everything together brilliantly and on the break a female vocal comes to life with a huge diva-esque chorus, top notch production in effect.
Ecco’s Switch gets the remix treatment from Bonzai debutant Manuel Palmitesta. 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.
Alfredo Mena gives us his track The Scrawl with its full on techno vibes. A deep throbbing sub bass is joined by cool clipped kicks and a superb percussion line followed up with crispy clear hats. Cool vocal samples give the track a darker feel and makes this a strong favourite for the darker rooms. A big feature in the track is the expertly arranged percussion section, tight and to the point as various rhythms filter through alongside a more energetic secondary bass and a continuous metallic perc hit.
Van Czar joins forces with Sugar Love on Love Trip which intros with a tough bass sound and an enticing sultry vocal. The track settles into a full on Techno groove with punchy kicks and super crisp hats alongside that gritty edged bass. The vocals continue to lull you into their lustful grasp and adds a real dynamic contrast to the sound. A real powerful Techno slice yet again from Van and no doubt this one will see a lot of playtime.
On the decks this week we have a guest mix from Alfredo Mena that will get your party started for sure. A long standing DJ career has led Alfredo to production where he is consistently delivering top quality cuts. His last effort on our Bonzai Basiks imprint, My House EP, is a testament to this. Today we get to hear tracks from the likes of Argo, Cosmin Horatiu, Maan, Traumer, Adrian Hour, Sean Collier, Pascal Mollin and Phil Kieran as well as Alfredo’s own On The Limbo.
Tracklisting – Episode 219: mixed by Alfredo Mena
1º Argo – East End Dubs (Original Mix)
2º Cosmin Horatiu – Quiet Org Mix
3º Maan – Lost (Original Mix)
4º Traumer – Insola (Original Mix)
5º Acapella – Got Made Me Funky (Original Mix)
6º Adrian Hour – Dens (Original Mix)
7º Alfredo Mena – On The Limbo (Original Mix)
8º Sean Collier -Hold The Line (Original Mix)
9º Macromisn – Twente Drumma Org (Original Mix)
10º Acapella – How Got The Flave (Original Mix)
11º Pascal Mollin – Page One (Original Mix)
12º Maxage – Scabies -8Leon Remix)
13º Alfredo Mena – Lazy (Mashup)
14º Dany Deep – Room 228 (Original Mix)
15º Phil Kieran & Green Velvet – Free Yourself (Original Mix)
Bonzai Progressive – ADE 2014, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured in the Staff Picks by Beatport at the Progressive House genre page!
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Bonzai Progressive – ADE 2014 compilation comes with original tracks and remixes by Inkfish, Gai Barone, Moshic, Pole Folder, CP, Relaunch, Cid Inc., Chris Harris, Audio Noir, Cordoba, Yuriy From Russia, deepAlexander, Alex Vidal, Horizons, White Resonance, Hoova, Rise And Fall, Ben Solar, Manuel Palmitesta, Nico Parisi, Onofrio Conte, Tom Hades, Airwave, Audio Noir, Phi Phi, Rise And Fall, Philthy Chit, Quincy, Gai Barone, Relaunch, Nico Parisi, DJ Fire, Soft Knees, K-Fel, One Man Groove, Moshic, Chantola, Cotry, Crocy, Alex Vidal, Reflection Soul, Anurag Nandvanshi, Tfc, Alfonso Muchacho, Smart Wave, Mark Found, Apsara, Napalm, d-phrag, Mindgamers, Metronomes, Steve Sai, David R Maddocks, Beyond Beats, Ecco, Matan Caspi, Mykle Anthony, Hady Tarek, Iosupescu Lucian, Danny Murphy, Sa.Du, Chrono, Alfredo Mena, Moll, Fran Navaez, Antonio Citarella, Van Czar, Cihan Mareno, Petri Petro, Onofrio Conte and Ozan Kanik.
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3rd installment in the Tech House Toolbox series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Joal, Sa.Du, Daniele Breschi, Charles Ramirez, Stan Garac, Haustuff & Leesboon, Ricardo Albuquerque, Paul Rudder, Mylan, Manoah, Ivan Masa, Daniele Kama, Cele, June Lopez, Furniture Crew, Tommy Hogunz, Joshua Puerta, Cihan Mareno, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Iosupescu Lucian, Mess & Juice, Alex Satry, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), Alfredo Mena, Danny Murphy, Pandeo, Mr Drew, Luis Bravo, Khaan, Dj Berkin, Judith La Loba, Eat Dust and Mend.
Alfredo makes a welcome return to Bonzai Basiks with his My House EP. We last saw Alfredo around this time last year when he delivered the stunning Retrospective EP and we have no doubt that we will see the same top quality this time around.
The title track My House sets us off with a smooth intro dishing out some silky percussions and cool kicks. This leads us to a deep and raw sounding bass that really works its way through the sound and is joined by a raspy spoken vocal sample. We get drawn right into the groove on this as the deep tech edged vibe takes hold. On the break the bass takes a back seat and allows a cool percussion arrangement to come through before slamming right back into the darkness this track creates, superb stuff.
The Scrawl is up next and right from the off we are thrust into a full on techno fest. A deep throbbing sub bass is joined by cool clipped kicks and a superb percussion line followed up with crispy clear hats. Cool vocal samples give the track a darker feel and will makes this a strong favourite for the darker rooms. A big feature in the track is the expertly arranged percussion section, tight and to the point as various rhythms filter through alongside a more energetic secondary bass and a continuous metallic perc hit. Brilliant!
Fly To Chicago rounds off this EP with a cool punch. Nice chunky kicks are joined by brittle closed hats that continue to surprise throughout the track as they open and close to great effect. A bubbly and pulsating bass rides the rhythms brilliantly over the course of the track as surreal synths and pads make a show. Again we see a perfectly executed percussion arrangement that provides the basis of this stunning cut, a must have no doubt.
Venezuelan born DJ and producer Alfredo Mena debuts on BB with this stunning two tracker entitled “Retrospective EP”. Alfredo began his DJ career when he was just 15 years old with his mobile disco around the Caracas area and he quickly became one of the most popular DJ’s around. His travels have taken him to New York and Chicago where he has played alongside the like of Tiesto, Dubfire and Mauro Piccotto. He has also released on the top labels such as Baroque and Viva Music with lots more to come.
First up we have “Pervert”, a real smooth slice of techno filled with a vast array of FX and percussions. The groove is solid and the arrangement gives off a steady rhythm, a very subtle deep bass binds this track together while on the short break we get a cool vocal sample. The FX and percussions play a massive role here and they work so well.
“In The Suburbs” is up next, another fine techno cut with a slight tribal element given off by the distant sounding drums. This track builds brilliantly with Alfredo showing off his skills on the FX and heavily used percussions. Much more upbeat vibe here as the track gathers pace with a little help from some erotic vocal samples. This is one top notch track that will gain a lot of attention for sure.