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MAJED – TANZ (BONZAI BASIKS)

Majed returns to Basiks for his full debut with the fantastic Tanz. It was back in the Summer of 2014 when we last got a taste of his tight productions when he was on remix duty for Cysxe & Minitech Project’s, Acid Planet EP. Prior to this he teamed up with Van Czar on their In Vino EP. He has been around the scene for a long time having started out perfecting his art at just 12 years old. He has gained a lot of respect in the electronic music world and has been a regular jock at many top events. In 2011 he started his own label, LíEcurie Electro where he brings together like minded producers he had already been working with. With a ton of releases across various labels you can rest assured you will see much more from this guy.

First up is the title track Tanz with it’s in your face bassdrum that pounds out a solid deep tech groove right from the off. Tight drums and percussions form up and deliver a cool rhythmic flow with a tribal aftertaste that lingers on through the sound. A raw bass runs through the sound with a gritty edge that brings the tech side to life alongside some very cool percussions. The break throws up a hint of synth play before getting right back into the tight drum fuelled groove. Superb stuff.

Portinax intros with a deep subby kick and is accompanied by fading in crispy closed hats. Percussive layers start to build and we get a taste of the solid rhythms early on. A playful, deep string bass reverberates through the track as cool FX work goes off in the background. A hint of tribal drums start to peek through amid a cacophony of old vinyl crackles that give a nice organic flow to the sound. Strangely eerie synth sounds make a showing giving the track a dynamic edge with a cosmic twist. Excellent stuff that will definitely rock the techno floors.

Cala Llonga delves right into a cool percussion driven arrangement with a tribal edge that is soon joined by a nice punchy bass note on the offset. The track gives off a bright vibe with the crispy hats and sharp claps keeping the rhythm flowing. A much deeper bass tone lurks in the depths with a threatening prowess and bringing in a cool techno flavour to the sound. An alien world is unleashed on the break as winding, stretching synths fill the groove. Late night fun for the darker more techno fuelled floors, to notch.

#majed #bonzaibasiks

6 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SA.DU – LA MUSIQUE M’APPELLE (BONZAI BASIKS)

Sa.Du delivers another of his gems on Bonzai Basiks with La Musique M’Appelle. This guy remains a very popular figure around the Basiks office with a string of top notch cuts stretching back to 2012. His last outing, Breakfast, gained a lot of support as well as top spots on many charts. Always great to see his creations land in our inbox and no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.

La Musique M’Appelle intros with a spooky, ghostly vibe as eerie synths are joined by a haunting spoken vocal. We soon get thrust into the superb deep tech grooves with a fantastic punchy kick and probing bassline that really ramps the energy levels up a notch. Cool techno filled stabs litter the groove as that sultry vocal continues to deliver its narrative. Tight drum arrangements come through and the rhythm stays solid throughout. Very cool twists on the break where much more melodic chords are introduced before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Wonderfully crafted track that will be a sure fire hit among many.

I Am Drunk sets off with a long, captivating pad to the backdrop of a hypnotic metallic bass sound. Nice and phat kicks soon take over and a tight percussion section joins in. In the background we get some sinister sounding vocals to raise the tension and a myriad of sound descends onto our senses and we soon get lost in the maelstrom . After a short respite on the break that track sneaks into a full on techno fest with a superb synth and probing bassline that will definitely have any floor get on the move. Excellent stuff.

#sadu #bonzaibasiks

22 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PETRI PETRO – DEFLECTOR (BONZAI BASIKS)

Belgian DJ and producer Petro Chatzopoulos aka Petri Petro is back at Bonzai Basiks with his latest techno laced cuts on Deflector. Last time out he delivered the goods on his Connectics EP back at the end of December 2014, be prepared to have your tech juices flowing as this guy holds nothing back on the quality front.

Deflector sets the scene with a techno induced intro filled with tough punchy kicks and a sub bass that will rattle the bins with its throbbing power. A proper techno vibe reverberates out of the metallic percussion and accompanying shuffling claps and open hats as a darkly sinister synth stab cascades throughout the groove. An intensity builds as the track progresses that will definitely have you locked in for the duration, top notch stuff.

Solar intros with a super low end sub bass and punchy kick alongside an electrified tone that will etch its way into your brain. Cool analogue sounds bring that raw vibe which gives the track its unique techno character. The track delves into a bit of an interlude with a warm, rich pad that contrasts beautifully with those organic sounds. A wonderfully mesmerizing slice of music that will get the techno juices flowing for sure.

Screening goes all out on the intro with a powerful kick and an offset buzz bass combi as strange electrifying sounds fade through. A sharp hat cuts through the low frequencies and opens up the groove nicely as tight, hypnotic percussions are introduced. This is truly a super charged driving techno offering that will find its way into many sets no doubt, a definite must have.

Satellite intros with a driving groove filled with tough beats and a whopping great big sub bass on the low end that reverberates right through the speakers with menace. High pitched sounds pierce the noise as the percussion layers build bringing a solid rhythmic groove. The track builds brilliantly into a dizzying attack on the senses as the sounds converge and prey on your nerve endings. A fantastic display of techno music that will be a must have track for your collection.

#petripetro #bonzaibasiks

25 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALFREDO MENA – DO YOU REMEMBER FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Venezuelan DJ and producer Alfredo Mena returns after a bit of a hiatus with the stunning Do You Remember on Bonzai Basiks. Last time around he gave us his My House EP which went down a treat across many dancefloors and charted very well also.

Alfredo Mena – Do You Remember, out this week on Bonzai Basiks, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Techno genre page!

#bonzaibasiks #beatport #alfredomena

13 May 2015 UPDATES Read more

ALFREDO MENA – DO YOU REMEMBER (BONZAI BASIKS)

Venezuelan DJ and producer Alfredo Mena returns after a bit of a hiatus with the stunning Do You Remember on Bonzai Basiks. Last time around he gave us his My House EP which went down a treat across many dancefloors and charted very well also. Do You Remember intros with a real nice tech flavour filled with a helping of punchy kicks, crispy hats and a superb bass that sits perfectly beneath track. A tightly constructed percussion arrangement unleashes smooth rhythms alongside some gritty noises and a deep, hollow vocal that gives so much character to the sound. Very cool stab keys come through and deliver a solid groove as the bassline is transformed into a twisting pattern that will definitely have asses shakin no doubt.

Outbreak oozes tech fuelled grooves right from the off as a chunky kick is joined by crispy percussions and cool snappy snares. The bass rides the rhythm beautifully as it blends effortlessly with some very cool organic sounds and one shot vocals. A myriad of FX keeps the track on point in the tech department while creating a vivid and colourful groove. Top notch stuff that will be a welcome addition to any set.

The Secret sets off with a superb in your face chunky kick and sharp hat combi alongside a throbbing sub bass that will shake the bones. The tight drums make for a very rhythmic vibe and will definitely keep the feet dancing. Cool vocal one shots come through and bring a nice tech induced groove that is built upon with a gritty bassline. On the break a very familiar riff is introduced that will get the retro juices flowing. An excellent sound here that will turn a few heads for sure.

#alfredomena #bonzaibasiks

11 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ERIC KANZLER – CIGU (BONZAI BASIKS)

German producer and DJ Eric Kanzler is back to Basiks with the impressive three tracker, Cigu. Over the years Eric has worked with many artists on various projects, since 2012 he began going solo and performing live. He has a knack of getting his soul right into his music and whipping his audience into a frenzy. Here at Bonzai Basiks we are always excited when his tracks drop into the mailbox. His last outing for us came back in 2014 with Exercise Of Life which gained a lot of support across the board.

Cigu rolls up with a full on tech house flavour that grabs your attention right from the off with its solid, tight beats and deep probing bass. Cool percussive elements provide a steady flowing rhythm as a scattering of one shot FX pop up throughout. We get a nice surprising twist on the breaks with the introduction of an ethnic sound that adds a cool character to the track. Very nice, polished sound that will keep the floors grooving no doubt.

Neurotisch intros with a cool bass heavy theme as various drum and percussion layers form up to deliver a real tight and beautifully crafted arrangement that carries a cool rhythmic flow. That bass dominates as it probes its way through the sound alongside subdued kicks. At the midway mark we are treated to some stunning murky acidified stabs that add some very cool textures to the sound. A superb, tough edged Tech groove that will definitely feature in many sets for sure.

Welcome In The Club sets off with a nice bright intro with crispy hats and sharp claps that are soon joined by punchy kicks and a proper sub shaking bassline. The bass draws you in with its hypnotic groove and locks you down for the duration. On the break we get some real cool synths that tease just before the track gets back into its deep rooted groove. A must have track in your box that will not disappoint.

#erickanzler #bonzaibasiks

27 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALEX WOLF & CLAAS HERRMANN – WORMHOLE EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Alex Wolf and Claas Herrmann join forces on the techno fuelled Wormhole EP. These two young German producers have been around for a while now and have worked together in the past on Captiol Input. Alex started out at a young age and found himself immersed in Minimal Techno vibes. In 2011 he began to produce his own material and gained a lot of support with his first release Drugs All Night. Soon after he embarked on a new journey when he got the DJing bug which led him to play at lots of top parties. Claas also started out in music when he was young, his first release Unknown Groove was snapped up by many labels and spread around the globe with much support. He also DJ’s regularly alongside some of the world’s top jocks.

Wormhole is a straight up techno stomper with big chunky beats and a hypnotic groove that locks you right in for the duration. A deep probing bass rocks the speakers with its raw power and sits perfectly at the lower end. Cool FX litter the background and pair up brilliantly with a tight drum arrangement. Definitely a big hitter that will dominate the floors.

Vortex goes in for the kill with a tight construction filled to the brim with punchy kicks and shuffling hats that dish out a solid rhythmic flow. The bassline dominates in a simplistic style that hooks you into its grip for a deep and groovy ride. Grungy synths fill out the break as a riser takes us back into full on mode, top notch stuff you will not want to miss.

#alexwolf #claasherrmann #bonzaibasiks

13 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MADBALL – PEOPLE COMMENCE (BONZAI BASIKS)

Madball debuts on Basiks with the dirty tech house grooves of People Commence which comes in original and instrumental flavours.People Commence will eat you up and spit you out with its tough techy edges that scream dirty house vibes. Punchy kicks and crispy hats keep the rhythmic element in full flow as gritty synths with an oldskool vibe wreak havoc. A deep bass shores up the groove alongside a dark and sinister vocal that chills to the bone with a little help from some cool eerie background sounds. The break unleashes more of that top notch vocal and takes us to the climax where we get slammed right back into this dirty groove. A definite floor monster here that will be a big draw among many no doubt.

The Instrumental Mix strips out the vocal from the main body of the track and leaves us with a superb driving slice of tech house with top notch oldskool flavours.

#madball #bonzaibasiks

30 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SIRIUS BROWN – CLICK TIME FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Sirius Brown debuts on Basiks with the pacey techno stomper Click Time which comes backed with a superb remix from Van Czar. Sirius has released some top gems over the last few years and is also the A&R for Backspin Records. As well as producing he is also a fantastic pro DJ, spinning at top clubs and parties. Nice to have him on board here and hope to see more in the future.

Sirius Brown – Click Time, out this week on Bonzai Basiks, is featured by Beatport in the Techno genre page!

#bonzaibasiks #beatport #siriusbrown

18 March 2015 UPDATES Read more

SIRIUS BROWN – CLICK TIME (BONZAI BASIKS)

Sirius Brown debuts on Basiks with the pacey techno stomper Click Time which comes backed with a superb remix from Van Czar. Sirius has released some top gems over the last few years and is also the A&R for Backspin Records. As well as producing he is also a fantastic pro DJ, spinning at top clubs and parties. Nice to have him on board here and hope to see more in the future.

The Original Mix gets right into full on tech mode with a tough kick and snappy clap combo alongside bright open hats. A very cool probing bass makes its way through the sound as we go deeper into techno grooves. In the background a rising pad sweeps across the sound as tube like synths rattle around. Higher pitched string bring an air of intensity as a fantastic vocal snippet floats around. A real stomping groover here that will light up the floors no doubt.

One of Bonzai’s most prolific and hardest working DJ and producer Van Czar steps up for remix duty. Already in 2015 Van is making waves with his tight pumping DJ sets to his usual top quality productions such as his latest offering, Rumba EP among others on various labels. One highlight we know Van is very proud of is his first cut to vinyl through our Bonzai Worx Vol 5 which featured the superb Sugar Love. On the remix we get an injection of Vans signature tight drum patterns and attention to detail we have come to love. Big, pounding kicks dominate alongside a monster bassline that is complimented by a classic styled acid line that runs right through the sound. Old skool styled drums and claps keep the groove flowing and the addition of the vocal snippets works beautifully. Top notch yet again from Van and we will no doubt be seeing a lot more from this guy soon.

#siriusbrown #bonzaibasiks #vanczar

16 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

VAN CZAR – RUMBA (FRAN NAVAEZ REMIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

The ever impressive Van Czar gets his techno groove on at Bonzai Basiks once again with his Rumba EP complete with two brilliant remixes. A truly gifted artist, Van devotes his time to music in many ways. His very successful Bonzai Basik Beats Spain, which can be heard on multiple internet radio stations, will have passed its 65th episode by the time of this release. On top of that he is also releasing material as Cysxe as well as various collaborations. Just recently he got a vinyl release on our Bonzai Worx Volume 5 series with Love Trip featuring Sugar Love. Still a lot more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.

Van Czar – Rumba (Fran Navaez Remix) is charted by Beatport in the Secret Weapons: Techno chart!

#bonzaibasiks #beatport #vanczar #frannavaez

11 March 2015 UPDATES Read more

VAN CZAR – RUMBA EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

The ever impressive Van Czar gets his techno groove on at Bonzai Basiks once again with his Rumba EP complete with two brilliant remixes. A truly gifted artist, Van devotes his time to music in many ways. His very successful Bonzai Basik Beats Spain, which can be heard on multiple internet radio stations, will have passed its 65th episode by the time of this release. On top of that he is also releasing material as Cysxe as well as various collaborations. Just recently he got a vinyl release on our Bonzai Worx Volume 5 series with Love Trip featuring Sugar Love. Still a lot more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.

The Original Mix intros with a nice, big punchy kick with a healthy dosing of claps that really get the rhythm flowing. The Techno just oozes out of the sound with sharp synth stabs joining forces with cool vocals. The rhythms keep with the title of the track and bring out that rumba-esque groove which ties in perfectly given Van’s African roots and his current Spanish residence. A nice mixture of cultures that has been captured beautifully in this driving Techno sound. A definite must have you won’t want to miss.

Fran Navaez returns to Basiks with his remix and really darkens the tones beautifully. His last appearance was with the fantastic Feeling back at the start of 2014 as well as a guest spot on Bonzai Basik Betas. On the remix a monster kick drum resides over the proceedings as crispy hats break through. A deep bass rattles right through the sound as it lurks on the low end. Sweeping FX litter the groove and give way to the superb synth hits that pop up all around. A tight drum arrangement ensures a solid groove that will be a welcome addition in many sets.

Onofrio Conte joins in on the remix duties with his superb slice. Onofrio has cropped up across various labels under the Bonzai umbrella including Sounds R Us Recordings, Eyepatch Recordings and Bonzai Basiks. His works are well renowned for their energetic vibes and we are never disappointed. Great to see him return to these shores and hope for much more in the future. The remix intros with a subdued kick drum as a throbbing, deep bassline takes control. Bright, crispy hats cut through the low frequencies like a knife providing a great contrast to the sound. Shuffling percussions begin to form up alongside a cool stab as that bassline dishes out its driving force. The break throws up a surreal pad sequence before we get thrust right back into the main sound for the duration. Another gem from Onofrio that will no doubt feature heavily in many sets.

#vanczar #bonzaibasiks #frannavaez #onofrioconte

2 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

INSECT SOCIETY – MADE IN SWEDEN (BONZAI BASIKS)

It’s been a while since we last saw Hungarian producer and composer Insect Society at Bonzai Basiks, the wait is over as we have the newest cut entitled Made In Sweden, which comes with a top notch remix. And Cleopatra Wept was his last outing which went down a treat and prompted a call up to remix duty for Van Czar’s Despote EP. Hopefully much more to come from this talented artist in the future.

The Original Mix intros with a cool robotic voice that trails off into a deep drone that rises up through the sound beautifully as huge punchy kicks are joined by a selection of sharp percussions and top class FX. The bassline is where it’s at here, a solid, driving groove becomes the mainstay of the track and blends perfectly with the rising arps. The arps take on a retro theme with acid undertones filtered in and on the break this is complimented by stunning FX that pop up out of nowhere. A truly hypnotic and driving techno groove that will be a most welcome addition in any set.

The OSC 1 Mix takes on most of the Original Mix’s flavour, the driving bass groove and pounding beats all remain alongside the robotic voice and wonderful FX. The main difference is in the arps, here they are taken up an octave and weave a slightly different pattern. That retro theme is still in play and gives a nod to the old skool Techno sound. The perfect extension to the original and equally a must have addition to your box.

#insectsociety #bonzaibasiks

16 February 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PETRI PETRO – CONNECTICS EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Belgian DJ and producer Petro Chatzopoulos aka Petri Petro makes a welcome return to Basiks with his four tracker, Connectics EP. It was back in April 2014 since we last got a taste of his brand of deep Tech and Techno on his Side Effects EP. Great to see him back and no doubt we will be seeing more in the future.

Petri Petro – Connectics EP, out this week on Bonzai Basiks, is featured by Beatport in the Techno genre page!

#bonzaibasiks #beatport #petripetro

28 January 2015 UPDATES Read more

PETRI PETRO – CONNECTICS EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Belgian DJ and producer Petro Chatzopoulos aka Petri Petro makes a welcome return to Basiks with his four tracker, Connectics EP. It was back in April 2014 since we last got a taste of his brand of deep Tech and Techno on his Side Effects EP. Great to see him back and no doubt we will be seeing more in the future.

We kick off with Connectics which hooks you in with fantastic bass heavy kicks and pulsing offset bass that form a truly dark Techno vibe. A simple synth note fades in with an echoed aftertaste and dominates with its hypnotic groove. Subtle arps litter the groove also and really enhance the textures of the sound. On the break percussions take over before we get slammed right back into the mix for the duration. The perfect addition to those banging sets you will not want to miss.

Outline intros with a big chunky kick that will hit you right in the chest with its pounding groove. Crispy hats fade in alongside a wall of noise that will eat right into your brain. Intensity rises and falls throughout as the layers build on this stomper while gritty synths fill the space and give a real Techno flavour to the sound. This hard hitting super tight track has a sinister nature that will not let go, top notch stuff.

Next up is Syndrome which intros with warm punchy kicks and a mixture of shuffling hats and harsh percussions. Eerie synths captivate as they weave through the groove with expertly tweaked precision. The offset bass takes a backseat and allows the mids and highs to shine and reach ear shattering levels. A truly relentless and merciless groove that will keep floors rocking no doubt.

Fugitive rounds up this fantastic package and keeps the Techno vibe alive. Superb bass rich kicks provide the intro as big crashes lead into a very cool shuffling hat sequence. A chilling, scratching type sound dominates alongside subtle synths that sit in the background which gives this track a sinister vibe. Warm basses give great depth to the sound making this a hell of a ride that should be a tool in any set.

#petripetro #bonzaibasiks

26 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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