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Fushe is back with another surreal chilled out slice of bliss, following on from his last outing “Amnesia” which was well received on Bonzai Elemental we are treated to more of the same quality.
“Heavenxo” starts off with beautiful voiced strings sweeping in and out forcing your mind to wander and relax, big melodic acoustic guitars come in and bring with them an unexpected groove to this well chilled piece. Some real cool FX work their way in and what you get is 10 minutes of brilliance!
“Edentle” is more electronic in nature with sweet plinks and plonks weaving around, subtle melodic pianos are added and a beautiful sequence takes place, super stuff.
Again we see the talented Fushe shine, these wonderful sounds are perfect for a relaxed evening after a hard days graft.
Having started learning musical instruments at the young age of 10, Davide soon found himself experiencing life in a band, unfortunately the band no longer exists but Davide’s passion remained strong and he knew a life in music was his calling. Using a year out from studies and pouring all his emotions into his work this aspiring young producer is destined for great things! His debut album entitled “Sabbatical Moments” is testament to that commitment and early experience.
Kicking off with the downtempo Bad Knowledge which has a smoke filled jazz club feel to it, the musical know how shines through. Very nice key work on the organ and a slow groovy bassline backs up this amazing opening track.
Chapter. Beginning is a very well constructed intelligent piece of music with intricate percussions and organ riff, very fresh sounding.
I Choose The High Road delves back into downtempo heaven with a nice steady rhythm and great musical flavours, definitely a crossover tune here and very catchy!
The Limbo Of Thoughts delivers pure musical talents, sublime trumpets on board with an awesome bassline, plenty of variety in the instruments used creating a diverse array of sounds.
The tempo takes a rise on My Friends Are My Life while retaining that laid back feel, more club orientated sounds with focus on the organs, very groovy!
Brining the funk into the album is If You Want Something, Take It, a gem of a track, so laid back and riffs that invoke a 70’s theme with magical FX work, stunning.
Take what you want from this next track, but we think it’s a fun track with a great vocal sample, It_s Massive! has a great bassline with an upbeat vibe on the keys and sounds very quirky over cool breakbeats.
Bye Bye People is a nice melodic ending on the album with plucky notes over some very cool FX’d kicks.
Davide has really shown his talents and we believe this is just a small taste of things to come from this young Italian.
What do you get when two very talented tech house, techno producers come together? Well you get some super results like this. Project KF is no stranger and needs no introduction really, his partner on this project is Recess who is known for diversity in the studio having worked on styles such as Indie, Nu Disco, House and Techno. He has enjoyed releases on many labels like System Odio and Rip n Burn with well received reviews from his peers.
Here we have “Stratfor” which is a kaleidoscope of sounds merged to form a stunning laid back, loungy, techy type vibe. Plenty of cool guitar and trumpet sounds add some funky spice to this while a slow and steady groove enable you to really chill out, superb stuff.
Master of the laid back ambient groove Placid Larry steps into the booth for remix duty and a fine job is done yet again. With a more upbeat kinda feel to it and retaining many of the original sounds you still get a sense of relaxation, such a cool tune for those lounge bars on any evening.
Alexey Light real name Alexey Maximchuk hails from Ukraine and debuts on Bonzai Elemental with a sublime downtempo chilled out vibe. In 2009 Alexey began his foray into the electronic music world concentrating on genres like Ambient, Chillout, Instrumental, Lo-Fi and Deep Dubstep. Alexey likes to experiment with music and this enables him to achieve his goal of deep, atmospheric sounds. He has also appeared on many compilations and seen releases from labels like Mystic Motion, ETM, Playinbeat, Eternal Music and Global Boutique.
“Piece Of The Light” describes Alexey’s sound very well, you can hear a lot of elements from Lo-Fi and Dubstep in there, melancholic melodies and a laidback groove will make this perfect for those chilout sessions!
“The Stars Around Us” goes in the opposite direction, super sweet lush strings and pads create a wonderful atmosphere, a beautiful female vocal and radio chatter adds texture to this massive soundscape, amazing stuff.
Bonzai and Beatport celebrate the label’s 20 years anniversary with a special 20% discount coupon code on selected labels under our umbrella.
From 12 until 19 November you can claim your discount simply by entering the respective label code when checking out.
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Green Martian: MARTIAN20
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Chilean born Alexis Salazar debuts on Bonzai Elemental with his album “Margarita”. Alexis found his musical tastes listening to neighbouring parties while growing up, in the early nineties he was starting to experiment with sounds and soon after he started to DJ. Initially he was into Hip Hop but he quickly found Techno, House and Trance and he was booked for lots of gigs all over the country. He has many varied tastes and today we are treated to a sublime journey through chillout with wonderful soundscapes.
The album kicks off with “Juanito”, a myriad of textures layered into an evolving sound with a continuous sweeping pad and lots of FX going off in the background.
” Admirable” releases a world of melody manifested through a sweet piano and string arrangement, cool downtempo beats add a real upbeat type vibe which is a joy to listen to.
Next up is “Bicho”, quite simply a pure synthesis of melodic strings and FX, this really helps the mind wander and forget your earthly woes, very beautiful track!
“Cian” brings back the beats in a laidback groove, again the synths are the forefront with the emphasis on pads, a sweet piano plonks away and a beautiful pan pipe sound adds an awesome melody.
The fifth track on this album is “Jonatan”, it starts off with deep pads and a shot arp with gritty noise for added effect, the pads dominate throughout with FX hits here and there, remnant of a softer sided Tangerine Dream production, awesome strong sound.
“Dan” has a well crafted tight drum pattern with wafting synths, melodic piano brings a very relaxed mood and your mind really drifts when the violin begins, so soothing.
“Au” has a very oriental theme in the way the sound is teased from the instruments, nice relaxing vibe with lots of melodic sequences, again the FX are used quite well and add a quite surreal touch.
Next up is “El Gato”, slightly tougher than its predecessors with a heavier feeling in the drums, yet retains an ever so sweet melody filled with beautiful sounds, brilliant arrangement .
“Bony” is bordering on classical with is cacophony of strings, many different shades of sound come together and create a wonderful soundscape of stringed instruments from violins to harps, amazing.
Finally on this inspiring debut album is “Luna”, as the name suggests you could quite easily picture yourself either on the Moon or flying past in orbit, spacey type vibe in the way the drums are arranged and the electric feel on the deep piano, many more instruments combine to produce awesome melodies.
A fine addition to Bonzai Elemental, pure quality in the production and destined to be a popular choice.
New installment in the Pure Chillz series comes with original tracks and remixes from Magitman, Placid Larry, Michele Cecchi, Twins In Mind, Alexander Dancaless, Suburban Dreams, Aiemo, Miika Kuisma, Jane Maximova, Fushe, Ed Lee, Corrado Bucci, Parafernalia, LaboRoss, Eddie M, Manu Riga, Suburban Dream, Red Avenue, Graphite and Morpheus 7 vs Nale.
A welcome return to Bonzai Elemental for Fushe with his new pure chilled 2 tracker “Amnesia”. After his well received last release “Saxophoria” we are treated to another trip into the world of blissed out sounds.
Krygystan born composer Fushe is turning heads in the chillout world with his cool downtempo lounge vibes. With a couple of releases on Bonzai Elemental and featuring on the “Pure Chillz” compilation we continue to get locked in to these smooth grooves.
First up is the title track “Amnesia”, beautiful sweeping pads and sweet melodic plucked notes open up this track, tight kicks and crisp hats come in and settle down into an awesome chilled out ride. When the melody takes over your mind is transported far away in thoughts, brilliant.
“Chillses” has a very spacey feel to it with its high pitched notes and almost machine like sounds, a beautiful vox pad sits nicely in the background and ties up the melodies very well.
Yet another fine chilled out release for the very popular Bonzai Elemental imprint.
Bonzai Elemental strikes again with another chilled out, laidback ambient drive through musical soundscapes. This time we have Starfi with a two track release entitled “Ascension”.
The title track “Ascension” is quite simply a beautiful journey through many melodic sequences and a light downtempo rhythm, definitely one to just kick back and chill the evening away.
Focusing more on a quite brilliantly complex drum arrangement and superb deep bass is “Transmission”. Filled with phased pads and strings that come sweeping by delivering beautiful melodies on its way, it’s chill out time!
Based in Krapina, Croatia, Denis Stefanic sees his debut release on Bonzai Elemental with the sublime No Harm.
Denis aka Hedonist usually steers toward the prog/tech house side of things but here we see him venture into the world of chillout and what a great track to start with.
“No Harm” is a truly laidback hypnotic journey through sweet melodic sounds and a female vocal sweeping in and out, deep piano chords and bright arps fill up the sound field and you will no doubt be fully hooked after just a short time of listening.
A fine addition to the Bonzai Elemental stable.
Russian producer Alexander Dancaless returns to Bonzai Elemental after his All The Time EP with this stunning Chill album, Coffee Morning, 15 tracks of bliss and soundscapes waiting to be relaxed to.
The title track sets us off into a journey of sublime chilled out vibes, heavy, deep pads arranged in a cool melody and a subtle drum section sets up the album perfectly.
Irreversibility is a nice emotional piano moment with sweet melody and a strangely distorted pad that fits so well, cool beats give a downtempo feel as well as relaxing the mind.
Nacreous Poison has a dark edge to it, deep drone pads and basses and an eerie melodic sequence with heavier beats, a masterpiece of soundscaping.
Next we have Ice, more uptempo beat with some very cool FX on the drums, again we are treated to very nice melodies.
Track number five is called Another, very smooth intro building up to a crescendo of pads and voice over an array of well arranged beats, now it’s really time to chill with this amazing track.
Frustration takes a more grizzly approach as can be heard through the percussions, eerie windswept pads create an intense atmosphere.
My Film Is A Drama unloads sweet sounds over a heavier kick drum arrangement, deep bass and very nice organ sound will end up soothing the night away.
Puzzless is a really laidback affair starting off with smooth synths which later become grainy and then morph into beautiful melody.
Lonely Smoke is another beauty with a well constructed drum arrangement and an arp that really sets the melody off, very nice relaxing sound.
Track ten is I Don’t Feel A Bottom, as the name suggests you get a sense of an eerie dark abyss, wonderful technique.
When I Sleep is one of those tunes that will surely make you drift off, really nice piano and synth combination.
Time Of Low Clouds takes the chill meter way down with a cool groove and outstanding sweeping synth pads on the melody.
Other Autumn keeps the chilled out vibe alive with very subtle chords and a perfect drum section, a nice melody comes sweeping by keeping you hooked on this gem.
Tomorrow is more of that same sweet subtle sounds, really cool synth work on this and again the beats fit snugly into the groove.
Finally on this outstanding album is Squeezer, heavier kicks and bass create a nice flow in the sound, cool FX work and a simple melody make this a fitting end.
Yet another top quality offering from Alexander and for Bonzai Elemental.