Recent posts: Bonzai Elemental
Horizons aka DJ Shy delves into a world of beautiful blissed out vibes on his new “Argentina EP”.
“Ushuaia” Original Mix gets you in the mood for some laidback chill time as sweeping pads are contrasted with a dark edged drone, subtle breaks fade through and then suddenly we are right into a full on progressive driven groove filled with wonderful melodies. Quite a unique sound here that borders on uplifting euphoria and the solid drive of progressive trance, top stuff.
Next up we have the DJ Shy Presents Outerspace Rework of “Ushuaia” which is an incredible take on the original with a true chill out vibe attached. Massive soundscapes are on the go here with a plethora of brilliant sounds combining perfectly to get you into that zoned out mood, superb!
Debuting on Bonzai Elemental we have Burya & Vestnik with their track “Good Morning”.
Total chilled experience with this one as beautiful sounds are intertwined brilliantly and backed up with a hypnotic drum section that draws the listener in and keeps them hooked. As this track builds a myriad of melodies begin to form and just when you’ve settled on one a new one emerges. Very dynamic range and a pleasure to listen to.
Plasm debuts on Elemental with a surreal journey through the world of chilled vibes and downtempo beats.
“Weddell” intros with lush pads that sweep through your senses, minimal percussion begin show with distant conversations in the background. A rich bass pops out of nowhere and instantly you get hooked into the vibe. Superbly arranged beats are the perfect addition to this stunning work and this track will be a must for those sunrises or sunsets during these summer months.
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Ninth installment in the Pure Chillz series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Airwave, John ’00’ Fleming, R1, Alexander Dancaless, Tatiana Maltseva, Narel, Moshic, Suburban Dreams, Miika Kuisma, CJ Art, Alexey Light, Parafernalia, Thorin, Michele Cecchi, Fushe, Blufeld, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Davide Leonardo, Twins In Mind, DreamMan, Dj Noor, Stefan Addo, Andino, Incolumis, Vechigen and LaboRoss.
Swiss based ambient, downtempo and chillout artists Vechigen return to Elemental with another stunning slice of blissed out vibes with “Sweet Dreams”.
The title track is a beautifully warm melodic piece, lush pads and a myriad of FX combine over a laidback drum arrangement resulting in a full on chill down experience. Definitely a track for a relaxing evening at sunset.
“No Comply” takes chillout to a whole new dimension, the vibe created is one of ecstasy as your mind is sucked into the sweet pads. Minimal use of drums keeps the ambient flow while some trippy plucks provide cool melodies, top stuff.
Thorin Van Gelden unleashes his downtempo breaks persona onto our senses with the stunning “Forgotten Places” on Elemental. Dutch native Thorin normally resides in strong tribal house rhythms but today we get to see his different side which stands out very well. This track comes with three stunning remixes.
The original is a raw urban groove with a hypnotic bassline and some seriously well worked drum patterns. Beautiful melodic arps are contrasted with a gritty street theme while a myriad of FX tie the track up brilliantly. Very strong vibe with a tribal element coming through on the wonderful percussions, top notch stuff!
Dutch remix duo Kevin Ten Cate and Ton Oortgiesen make up Undercurve and they step up to the remix in style. The guys transform the original very well with the added vocal add a complete new twist on the sound. Big synths and subtle pianos overlay a laidback groove with a tough bassline giving an edge, real nice vibe.
Another native of the Netherlands, Ruben Hulzebosch aka SynnyS joins the remix crew with his Evolving Humans Remix. Ruben started off his music career as a hardocre DJ, this soon evolved into techno and acid with a few releases over the years. This remix kicks off with some cool tablas over a deep house type organ with the bass fading in and leading up to a wonderful drum arrangement. The track takes on that raw gritty nature which fits so well in this release.
Junkie Digital is up next with a superb remix. Much more melodic theme with some amazing piano riffs and synth work taking place. Super sweet arps tease and tease until the break where a huge drum and bass arrangement raids the senses with tough gritty snares and kicks, total surprise with this and one that will have a huge impact!
Franky Flowerz aka Mohan Des debuts on Elemental with a truly sublime two tracker. Mohan is a product of many years of musical experimentation which started when he was just five years old. He began with the saxophone and developed into classical music and ultimately electronica. He has a strong passion for music and delves into many different genres, today he takes us on a super chilled journey which is not to be missed.
“It Chose Me” intros with a very subtle, sweet melody with a few vocal samples sweeping through. Nice and cool laidback percussions build up the groove with a superb bassline rolling in. An overall relaxed vibe to chill the night away, brilliant.
“Mur Mur” showcases Mohan’s love of the saxophone with this instrument dominating the intro and throughout with a sultry vibe. Heavy beats add contrast while an array of different sounds fill the spaces beautifully, a wonderful musical piece by any standards.
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Nicolas Luquet aka Luke Kay is a graphic designer, sound designer, sound engineer, and film composer. After he developed his technical skills and knowledge in a “do it yourself” philosophy, he founded the electronic music band Give Me A Kiss which was appreciated for their gigs as they always synchronized with videos.
They became famous on the internet after winning the Remix Popular Computer Contest organized by the record labels Rise and Kitsune. Luke has also worked on a few French movie scores and today he makes his Elemental and debut along with a little help from the talents of Aurelia Mengin with his “Chromatic EP”. This EP was inspired by Luke’s recent stay on a remote island.
“Ekei Memona” is a trippy kaleidoscope of sound design with a very sensual vocal over a gritty and grungy drum arrangement, the heavily filtered synths add an extra layer to this already enthralling vibe, top stuff.
“Memento” is in total contrast to the previous track with a toy box melody and a subtly innocent vocal, very uplifting and euphoric feeling also, especially with the beats and a cool rolling bassline giving that feel-good-factor.
Lastly we have “Rush” which takes us back to the gritty organic type vibe, very raw melodies are matched perfectly with the breaks and the vocal samples, a huge in your face bass will for sure get the ass shakin!
Shmix aka Denis Shubin is a DJ, music producer and promoter based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He is a very experienced DJ, as a producer Denis mostly works on house, tech-house and techno, but he also likes to experiment with downtempo and chillout. Here we see Denis make his Elemental debut with his chilled out downtempo hat on.
“They All Fly Away” intros with very raw, gritty almost industrial feel, this soon gives way to melancholic strings and later to a very hypnotic piano. Definitely a must have for those darkened late night chillout rooms, superb.
“This Is For You” takes a different approach with a much more light hearted feeling to it. Smooth intro with simple organ chords with a drum section slowly filtering through revealing a strong street groove, this is contrasted with beautifully worked strings and is something this upcoming artist does very well indeed.