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Airwave continues his reign as progressive master to deliver another absolute stomper entitled Carre. His last outing with DJ Fire, Without Roots, is still enjoying high positions on various charts and playlists. DJing is still a big focus for Airwave and he is enjoying gigs and some very cool and exotic places so be sure to catch a glimpse if he comes your way. Backed up with two stunning remixes we are sure there is something for everyone here.
The Original Mix gives off a real deep progressive vibe which is evident right from the off as pounding kicks are joined by distant percussions and a deep droning bass sound. Various layers start to build and bring a steady flowing rhythm within a super tight arrangement. In perfect Airwave style you start to feel the intensity as pads begin to rise. Bright melodic flavours offer stark contrasts that work so well with darker elements. We end up locked in a beautifully constructed progressive groove and can only be described a simply sublime, top notch yet again and a definite must have.
Hailing out of Poland we have Monojoke up first on remix duty. This guy is a very much in demand artist due to his diverse range of skills which he utilises to deliver top quality every time he touches his own productions or remixes. He has seen a couple of remixes appear on our compilations in the past and we are delighted to see him grace these shores once more. The remix intros with a very cool display of percussive patterns as well as an ebbing and flowing synth. A large bass pluck is backed with a very cool rising arp that leads us up to the main track where a smooth punchy kick drives the groove. The main bass takes the track up a gear as it relentlessly delivers its powerful progressive force. On the break the synths take over delivering cool melodic phrases that match perfectly with that deep sub bass effect. A fantastic journey that you will not want to miss.
Rise and Fall delivers another top notch remix which we have come to expect given his recent efforts. A firm favourite among many we last saw him with his wonderful Seize The Day back in early summer this year. Here the remix intros with a nice punchy kick with subtle percussions littering the background alongside a sweeping pad. A warm bass pluck sets the tone and is soon joined by a much deeper bass which provides a solid platform. Short synth riffs are accompanied by cool FX as a hypnotic arp begins to rise. The break reveals a very cool display of pads that lead us back into the main groove for the remainder of this epic slice of prog, superb stuff.
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Pieces Of A Dream which comes with two fantastic remixes courtesy of DJ Fire and Blufeld. Alex always dishes out quality cuts as proved on his last outing Solar Citadel which was very well received among many.
The Original Mix sets a cool progressive mood with a nice mellow intro filled with wispy sounds and distant percussions. The drum section fades up to reveal a monster kick that just hits you right in the chest as it pounds out its groove. A truly deep progressive bassline ensues and drives the track beautifully as the crispy percussions keep the rhythm flowing. Cool synth stabs and brighter melodic flavours give a nice contrast as we are drawn into this hypnotising world. A top notch cut yet again which will be a big hitter in any set.
DJ Fire is up first to remix duty and yet again we see his skills shine beautifully. Jurgen has recently been enjoying much attention for his works with lots of features on top sites for Without Roots and his most recent track Kleine Nyo. The remix intros with a firm kick that packs a phat punch, this is joined by some very nice crispy, snappy percussions which build a solid rhythmic base. Very cool synth stabs lurk in the background as the mid section reveals some smooth riffs that have a hint of acidic flavour. Up front a monster bass dominates the groove and sits perfectly in the sound drawing you in completely. The track takes us on a truly sublime journey which you will definitely not want to miss.
Fresh off the back of his last track Threlkeld, Blufeld is up next on the remix with his superb effort. Some big news on the way from Blufeld with the hope of a new album imminent which we are excited about and cannot wait to hear. The remix intros with some rising percussions that lead to a huge chunky kick and droning bass combi that will get the floors pumping for sure. Warm sweeping pads begin to wash over the track beautifully before a sharp melodic synth comes into play. On the break the melodies take over and steer the track in a euphoric detour before slamming right back into the full on progressive monster that it is, an absolute stomper from Blufeld.
DJ Fire goes solo for his next effort entitled Kleine Nyo. Jurgen has been a longstanding member of the Bonzai family for many years now and after a short break from producing he is back.
DJ Fire – Kleine Nyo, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
DJ Fire goes solo for his next effort entitled Kleine Nyo. Jurgen has been a longstanding member of the Bonzai family for many years now and after a short break from producing he is back. His re-entry began a few years ago through collaborations with other producers, most notably his friend Airwave. Those two guys together always come up trumps as we all know, their most recent cut as a duo was on the stunning Without Roots, which climbed up many charts since its release. We are sure you will find this new solo work something special as we do here at HQ.
Kleine Nyo intros with a smooth percussive sequence as cool synth stabs go off in the background alongside a fading in deep vocal sample. A growling bassline materialises out of nowhere and gives off a raw organic flavour. Tech influences are crawling out of the sound beautifully as the track takes us on a relentless journey. The break throws up a cool pulsing bass note as the percussions filter back in with that brilliant vocal sample continuing. Top notch from Fire and a definite must in those boxes.
Next up we have the DJ Fire Remix which sets off with expertly crafted arrangements filled with percussions and a throbbing bass. Crispy hats get the rhythm flowing and a nice phat kick gets the party started. A prominent offset bass adds extra punch as the vocal samples make a return. Much more progressive orientated than the original with the basses playing a big role. Short synth stabs bring wonderful textured layers to the sound. Excellent stuff which is not to be missed.
It’s been over a year since we last saw Frangellico at Bonzai, now he is back with his superb Floating EP. Last time around we got a dosing of his progressive flavours on Manu Riga’s The Darkness Within which performed very well indeed. Since then he has seen his remixes appear on various compilations from the Bonzai stable as well as releases on various labels.
Floating intros with a nice and smooth percussion arrangement as a silky pad and soothing melody fade through. Punchy kicks soon follow and the journey begins into progressive utopia. A solid bassline walks through the track beautifully and gets the grooves flowing effortlessly. Melodic layers begin to shine as you get lost in the sound and on the break these melodies evolve with striking synths and wistful pads. Stunning display of progressive house that will be a feature among many no doubt.
Only For Now sets off in classic chunky kick and crispy hats fashion that creates a solid platform for the track. A deep throbbing sub bass comes through and takes over the sound as sweeping pads lurk in the background. Percussions begin to layer up giving off a smooth rhythmic flow taking us up to the main bass that packs a huge punch. Silky smooth plucks ooze sweet melodies which give cool contrasts and add an almost dreamy vibe. Another strong progressive house stomper that is sure to delight many.