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12th installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by One Million Toys, Wild Guess, Audio Noir, JJ Grant, Alex Villanueva, CJ Art, Rise And Fall, Hugo Ibarra, Uvo, Dmitry Molosh, Loquai, Airwave, DJ Fire, Digital Department, Cara Leigh, Gai Barone, Kajis, Stiven Rivic, Michael & Levan, Silicon Syndicate, Relaunch, Moshic, Deuzler, Subconscious Tales, Alfonso Muchacho, Deep Fog, Nico Parisi, Reflection Soul, Duluth, Inkfish, Mistol Team and Louis Desero.
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Audio Noir recently released his stunning debut artist album Almost Famous which is packed to the brim of wonderfully crafted tracks. Seeing as the album is so good we decided to line up this fantastic remix package with some of the finest cuts off the album and we called in a few of our top remixers to do their thing. Sit back for a journey deep into the progressive abyss and don’t forget to go and check out the originals from this fantastic album.
First up is Under The Sun with a superb remix from Inkfish. Deep and dark tones are felt from the outset as a pounding kick sits over a distant pad. Cool vocal samples crop up throughout adding smooth textures to the groove. Laidback rhythms come off the subtle percussion section and pave the way for the bass which is the star of the show. That bassline just pulses through the track beautifully and keeps the deeper progressive elements on point. The synth work is minimal as it comes through with a raw edge. Top notch cut from Inkfish that will warm up a lot of sets.
The masterful Airwave provides the next remix on One More Night and right from the off you will realise you’re in for a treat as the wonderfully crafted intro lulls you into its grasp. Subtle synths ebb and flow as a bubbling bass fades up bringing with it a fantastic sense of anticipation. A huge kick unleashes a superb breakbeat pattern which takes us to the first break where a stunning guitar strums out a beautiful melodic sequence with the help of some bright synths before getting back into full on mode. A truly epic and hypnotic experience you will not want to miss.
Up next we have the Manu Riga Morning After Remix of Midnight Til Morning which intros with a nice punchy kick that is soon joined by a smooth deep and warming pad. Subtle melodies flow out of the pads alongside some very cool FX. The track does a great job of drawing you in and gripping your mind body and soul for the duration. The bass will move you as it pounds out a superb progressive groove while contrasting bright pads float above. A short break reveals a beautiful piano sequence and a fantastic vocal that takes the track to a new level. Simply wonderful stuff from Manu which is most definitely not to be missed.
Sa.Du is up next with his remix of Morphine. The intro boasts a tight drum arrangement filled with punchy kicks and a round of rhythmic percussions that will have you on the dancefloor in no time. A deep throbbing bass rears its head to get the groove really flowing and commands right through the track. Cool clangy FX come through adding a tech flavour to the sound while smooth arps and synths retain the progressive edge. Overall the track dishes out a driving groove that will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Lastly on this package we have 21street with a remix of La Polaris. Pounding kicks get the track moving to the backdrop of cool percussion patterns as a female vocal comes in every other bar with a sharp delivery. The track breaks briefly before slamming back with a monster bass that just rolls right through the sound brilliantly and setting the progressive house groove on course. Contrasting melodic sequences are born out of a sweet and bright synth as the darker elements continue to flow. A very cool and dynamic slice that will be a feature among many for sure.
Back with progressive stomper we have Matan Caspi with his newest cut Fabulous which comes with a fantastic remix from Relaunch. Recently Matan released Dangerous Change which featured the vocal talent of Mykle Anthony, this track saw plenty of support and we have no doubt that today’s effort will follow suit.
The Original Mix gets us moving with a classic chunky kick and rhythmic percussion intro as cool FX go off in the background. A beautifully warm synth bass washes over the sound and gets the groove moving nicely before a much deeper rolling bass takes over and gets the progressive juices flowing. Well crafted house synths stab throughout as cool vocal samples pop up from time to time. A real driving progressive monster here that will be a feature among many sets for sure.
Top producer Relaunch puts on his remixing hat to deliver a stunning take on the original with his brilliant deep and driving signature style. The intro has a massive punchy kick that is joined by cool hat sequences and tight percussion arrangement. A deep bassline commands the groove from below as classic sounding stabs sit at the front beautifully. A myriad of FX adds wonderful textures to this sound as it builds and builds into a killer track. Some stunning synth work sweeps over the sound and is the icing on the cake making this a definite must for those progressive sets that is not to be missed.
The ever impressive and always on target Manu Riga is back with Shadow Of Life. Manu remains a firm favourite at Bonzai and has done for the last few years. A highly reliable remix artist when called upon and consistent in his quality delivery. This new effort just proves yet again the skills on offer and comes backed up with four superb remixes.
Manu Riga – Shadow Of Life, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport on the Staff Picks in the Progressive House genre page!
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Tech House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Stefano Noferini, Metodi Hristov, Mark Prades, Sa.Du, Mindgamers, Zas & Sanze, The French Connection, Ecco, Fab Code, Kernel Key, Oz Romita, Van Czar, Hilal Tekschneider and Project KF.
The ever impressive and always on target Manu Riga is back with Shadow Of Life. Manu remains a firm favourite at Bonzai and has done for the last few years. A highly reliable remix artist when called upon and consistent in his quality delivery. This new effort just proves yet again the skills on offer and comes backed up with four superb remixes. Settle in for deep charged progressive vibes you will not want to miss.
The Original Mix sets us off into this hugely anticipated journey into prog as punchy kicks are met with crisp offset hats. The basses begin to form up in layers with an arp bass showing first getting the groove moving beautifully. Deep droning basses soon make their way in making for the perfect platform for the subtle ethically charge undertones. Contrasting melodies float throughout the sound with cool synth arps and distinctively ethnic voices. The break delves into this world beautifully before we are thrust back to the main sound and onward with our ride into deep prog, just brilliant.
Nico Parisi is up first on the remix with his In Search Of The Morning Remix. The title of his remix is taken from his monthly Podcast of the same name where Nico showcases top tracks in the mix. Recently we have seen his own latest works Napoli By Night get a release support coming through thick and fast. Here the intro goes right for the jugular as tight punchy kicks are joined by pulsating deep bass. Percussions begin to show building up a cool rhythmic vibe as sweeping pads wash over the sound beautifully creating dreamy melodic flavours. The break offers some cool percussive sounds laden with effects alongside distant voices and takes us back into the main groove for the duration. An epic deep progressive slice from Nico as you would expect, not to be missed.
Ben Solar is up to the remix desk next with his effort. Ben is fresh from a superb remix on Steve Sai’s Stardust which came soon after his debut Big & Small EP. Here he takes us on a winding journey deep into progressive bedrock. The intro boasts a round of smooth percussions that are soon joined by a cool kick with a myriad of FX adding very cool textures to the sound. A deep bass plunders through the sound beautifully sitting back just enough to allow the higher frequencies to shine. A very percussion heavy ride ensues in this super tight arrangement with classic stabs popping up throughout. Subtle yet driving deep progressive house that would be a welcome cut in any set.
Italian DJ and producer Mark Found delivers a fresh sounding remix filled with all the goodness of true progressive house. Mark recently debuted with Sagittarius on BP and with his Duluth moniker on Green Martian, with both tracks getting much support from all over. The remix here intros with a nice and chunky kick and a tightly arranged percussion section. A brilliantly crafted synth arp builds us up to a powerful driving bass that sits perfectly in the sound. The arps and additional synth work produce cool melodies that captivate for the duration. The break reveals a beautifully crafted sequence that will allow your mind to drift before getting pushed right back into the main groove. A top notch remix from Mark and a must have track for sure.
Phil Taylor aka Philthy Chit returns to remix duty after his very well received remix on Nico Parisi and Gai Barone’s Perla as well as his own Confabulate back in July this year. The intro gives off a monster kick that punches you right in the chest as it pounds out its groove. A cool, deep bass oozes progressive flavour as ethic voices sweep across the sound drawing you into their lull. An infectious arp sequence brings a subtle enthralling melody which dominates the break wonderfully. After the break the track settles in for an epic ride with many fantastic soundscapes along the way. A truly thought inducing piece that will keep dragging you back for more, superb stuff.
Chris Harris makes his full debut on Bonzai with the superb What’s Left Of Them and is fresh off the back of his debut remix on Nico Parisi’s Napoli By Night. Chris comes to Bonzai with 20 years experience within the music industry. He started his music career in 1992 as a bass player in a local band before turning his hand to DJing in 1994. As a DJ he was known for playing all genres of dance music from House to Happy Hardcore at clubs, various private parties and events but always had a love of Trance and Progressive. He soon got the writing and producing bug and had his first release on Transport Digital with Lost In The East. We are excited to have Chris on board and look forward to tapping into his vast experiences.
The Original Mix intros with a wonderful thick kick and a pulsating bass that oozes energy and drive. Percussions slowly make their way into the sound as a distant arp rises up in the background. Teasing melodies wander in and out and take us up to the break where a fantastic riff takes hold before we are thrust back into the full driving force of this energetic progressive monster. Top notch debut and a track that is not to be missed.
Canadian DJ and producer Onez!e is up first to the remix plate with his superb offering.
Onez!e recently showed his skills on his debut Green Martian release with This Is Dream. Here he applies those skills again with impressive results. Smooth muted kicks lead the intro as a far off synth catches up. Crispy hats bring the percussions into the fray before the kicks are given a huge punch. The track breaks briefly and soon comes back with a fantastic warm bass that walks across the sound beautifully. The track settles into a driving progressive groove with that bass taking full control as perfectly measured melodic riffs add a hypnotic edge to the track. Big hitter for sure which will turn a few heads.
Italian DJ and producer Matteo Monero is next up on the remix. Matteo is a stalwart in the progressive scene having appeared on top labels. We last saw Matteo on remix duty for Audio Noir’s Revelation back in 2013, good to have him back at the controls. Here the remix sets off with a cool atmospheric vibe as dulled metallic clanks join forces with smooth percussions. Nice and chunky kicks are added giving the track a driving surge. The bassline soon commands as it resonates right throughout the sound with a beautiful lush undertone. High quality FX work adds cool textures and upholds that atmospheric vibe. Deep and dark grooves with subtle melodic flavours that will have any floor pumping.
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Progressive House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Airwave, DJ Fire, Van Bellen, Manu Riga, Cid Inc., Nico Parisi, Inkfish, Phi Phi, Rise And Fall, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Relaunch, Solar Fields, Moshic, Philthy Chit and Matan Caspi.
Tallinn’s finest are back with their long awaited follow up to The Crown with You Know Why on Bonzai Progressive. November 2013 was their last full release but they have been very busy indeed with remix duties for Phi Phi & Airwave, Ecco, Cordoba and Matan Caspi. The original gets a rework from four of Bonzai’s top remixers to satisfy our progressive addictions.
The Original Mix intros with a cool round of percussions before a nice punchy kick joins the fun as vocal samples come through. A deep and laidback bass provides the perfect platform for the progressive house vibes to flourish here and are matched beautifully with a flowing rhythmic percussion section. Cool housey stabs come through as a more progressive inspired synth makes the rounds. The break reveals a bright melodic string that adds lush tones to the vibe. Top notch effort yet again from Zas and Sanze.
Top Bonzai artist Nico Parisi is up first to remix and what a fine job he does yet again. Nico as usual remains a very busy guy in the studio and on the road gigging. His latest remix for Matan Caspi has been performing very well indeed and his newest track Napoli By Night will no doubt follow suit. Here Nico turns up the progressive dial a few notches with a nice deep grooving track. The original elements are well represented with the bass walking along beautifully as big chunky kicks dominate the sound. The vocal samples come through perfectly and add to the darker tones. On the break we see wonderful contrasts as the strings pitch above the deeper vibe resulting in a must have cut for those late night sessions.
Crocy is next up for his remix and again we see top quality delivery for a top quality artist. Recently we were treated to his own latest cut, a reworking of Recht, as well as remixes for Nico Parisi and Steve Sai. The remix here intros with a nice and bright crispy hat and sharp clap combi with vocal samples coming in. The punchy kicks give way to a brilliantly crafted bassline that filters into a superb grooving house vibe as the synths dish out their subtle melodies. A super tight arrangement with a huge dancefloor appeal that will no doubt feature among many.
Jakhira delivers a top notch remix as you’d expect with his trademark house elements shining through beautifully. Right from the off you know you’re in for a good time as crispy percussions form up a solid rhythmic base. Well rounded, punchy kicks are joined by a groovy chord riff that will get the dancing feet moving easily. A cool plucky bassline keeps the groove flowing brilliantly as the layers continue to build with the addition of classy synth stabs. The break unleashes a fantastic deep bass pad as the synths continue their journey with the addition of some funky keys to shake things up a bit. Superb stuff from this Jakhira as always and no doubt this will feature heavily in many sets.
Rion Oidua rounds off this stunning remix pack with his own stunning cut. Since October 2013 Rion has featured on many remix rosters across various labels within the Bonzai realm, and each time he always surpasses expectations with quality work. This time around we see his progressive traits shine through as the track intros with a classic kick and hat combi that will always get feet moving. A deep and moody synth is joined by cool vocal samples and leads us up to a fantastic stand out plucked bass that just sits perfectly in the track. Cool house vibes come off the synths and pad chords as a smooth string melody eases in. The break lets loose with big stabby synth chords that take the track on a bit of an oldskool tangent with stunning results before settling back into this solid progressive house groove. A definite must have.
Orquesm debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning three track DragOn. Orquesm are a Dutch DJ and producer duo aka Jeffrey Bakker & Michael Ulrich. They started out in the nineties playing at some of the biggest nights in the Netherlands including Waakzaamheid club and Renaissance. Their style varies depending on what they feel like producing, and to date they have a very impressive list of releases to their name. We are delighted to have the guys on board here at Bonzai and are excited about the times ahead.
The title track DragOn gets us going with a cool punchy kick with a rich string ebbing and flowing in the background. The first break introduces some very cool FX and a short vocal sample before getting right into full on mode as the deep seeded bass works its magic. Intensity builds as the synths embark on their hypnotic journey culminating with some stunning understated riffs. A myriad of FX go off in the background add beautifully woven layers and textures. The main break brings unleashes a seemingly haphazard synth display that adds so much weight to the sound. A brilliantly crafted progressive workout that is not to be missed.
Flooding intros with a filtered kick and bass combi that just teases us as it makes its way towards a wonderfully rich and energetic arrangement. The kicks are transformed into a big punchy hitters as the lush rolling bass generates energy. Multiple FX bring cool textures to the sound and before you know it you’re locked right into its stunning groove. This merciless journey is further enhance with the introduction of a superb sub bass that weaves in and out of different acid phases giving off a stomping driving groove. Top notch stuff.
Spoeling sets off with a cool percussion arrangement with various layers building the sound up nicely. A deep and dark bassline soon commands the tracks direction as phat kicks dish out a cool breaks groove. Bright synths and pads provide smooth melodic sequences on the break and are in perfect contrast to the darker tones of the track, resulting in a very dynamic sound that will no doubt appeal to many.