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Relaunch delivers another of his stunning packs with his ‘Camis Minor EP’ which comprises four tough edged progressive monsters.
Relaunch – Camis Minor EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport on the Progressive House genre page.
Relaunch delivers another of his stunning packs with his ‘Camis Minor EP’ which comprises four tough edged progressive monsters. Maik’s productions are top class and he has seen much support across Joof and Bonzai in recent months along with other works for various outfits.
First up we have the title track ‘Camis Minor’, right from the off we are thrust into a driving progressive groove with punchy kicks and a pulsating bass that provides the power behind the track. Tight drum and percussion patterns give off a steady rhythmic flow as the sounds gather pace around the track. Perfectly tweaked stabby synths lead us to the break where a beautiful lush pad takes over before crashing back into full on mode. Top notch stuff yet again from Relaunch.
‘Cygnus’ packs a huge punch as it delves right into a full on progressive stomper from the get go. Chunky kicks are accompanied by crispy hats providing a smooth rhythm and laced with bubbly basses that seem to just materialise from nowhere. We get a sense of Relaunch’s Psy roots as the synth line along with that powerful bassline will attest. Perfectly placed acid squelches add tough character to the sound while on the break we are taken on a sublime ride as the synths and pads take hold. Progressive, edgy house that will do well on many floors for sure.
‘Despina’ intros with a monster kick and sharp hat combo with a contrasting melodic synth bringing up the rear. A strong plucky bassline throbs throughout and gives the track a purely progressive vibe. Synth patterns form up nicely and take us up to the break where the bass is joined by cool arps and lush pads creating intricate melodies for us to enjoy. The track eases back into the groove for a fantastic journey through prog house at its best!
Lastly we have ‘Rhea’ which intros with a beautifully crafted sequence of bass pulses, FX and pads. A big and ballsy kick adds weight to the intro and the track soon settles in for an epic ride as melodic synth patterns begin to rise. The break unleashes a wave of euphoria as we are taken into a brilliantly crafted build up that will have the hairs on your body rise. Superb track and one that will gain a lot of attention, no doubt!
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic ‘Solar Citadel’ which comes complete with two stunning remixes. Alex found a passion for music at a very young age when he learned to play Spanish guitar and piano. He grew up listening a wide range of music from the 80’s & 90’s, the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, A-Ha, New Order, The Cult, Nirvana and Metallica, are just some of the bands that shaped his youth. He started to DJ in the early 90’s playing techno, trance & house in local clubs and private parties.
The Original Mix kicks off our journey into the deeper recesses of progressive house with a sublime intro filled with dark drones and contrasted with bright melodic flavours. Those drones build tension beautifully as the track evolves to the backing of a tight drum arrangement. The bassline forms a solid platform for the track as it packs a huge punch within the sound and is the perfect match for the fleeting melodic sequences. The break reveals a whole new level on the melody front as we are drawn deeper into the vibe before crashing out the other end and back into this relentless groove. Superb debut from Alex and sure to turn a lot of heads.
One of Bonzai’s top rated in-house remix artists, Manu Riga, is called upon to deliver his unique brand of the deeper stuff. Manu Riga’s Weird Dreams Remix goes into a surreal world filled with a wonderful combination of sounds. The intro boasts a punchy kick with wispy melodic phrases floating by. The bass is a big focus here as it pulsates throughout the sound beautifully and offers a deep rooted groove to the track. As the track progresses we are introduced to a stunning display of pads and strings that really move to captivate your mind as they weave intricate melodic sequences. Weird Dreams indeed as this track will definitely take you far far away, awesome stuff.
Up next we have the Lonely Sun & Nicolas Agudelo Remix. This Columbian music production duo are the latest addition to the Bonzai family. The guys joined forces in 2013 and released their track ‘Mistweaver’ on Vacate Music and Vacate Exclusive. Nicolas Agudelo is one of Colombia’s most promising electronic artists, his diverse, elaborate releases are supported by major DJ’s as well as underground DJ’s all around the world. Lonely Sun aka Daniel Cabrera is an emerging producer whose love for electronic music started very early in his life while listening to 80s and 90s music, he found he was fascinated by the sounds of the synths and percussions that were of that time. So he studied to become a DJ and also studied electronic music production. Here the guys really shine on their Bonzai remix debut with deep and dark beauty of a track. Nice chunky kick led intro with rising pads that lead smoothly into one of the warmest basslines you’ll hear as it effortlessly controls the groove with perfectly timed note changes. The background sounds create a perfectly balanced contrast and keep this track firmly in the depths. After the short break the track takes a melodic turn that really beefs up the sound and makes this a definite must have for any set.
Italian DJ and producer Marco Trovato aka Mark Found debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb ‘Sagittarius’ and comes with an Original and Dub flavour.
Mark Found – Sagittarius, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport on the Progressive House genre page.
11th installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series, this time around with original tracks and remixes by Audiotox & Overtone Watson, LoQuai, Matan Caspi, Ben Coda, Phi Phi, Airwave, Moshic, Quincy, Pole Folder, CP, Cid Inc, Yuji Ono, SeamLess Beat, Reflection Soul, Nico Parisi, Audio Noir, Suffused, Horizon, Smart Wave, Roy Leben, R3cycle, Matt Holliday, Nae-tago & Squillante, Dani Bosco, Kay-D, Alex Vidal, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Derek Howell & Faskil, Apsara, Hoova & White Resonance, Onez!, Etnia and Suggy.
Italian DJ and producer Marco Trovato aka Mark Found debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb ‘Sagittarius’ and comes with an Original and Dub flavour. Mark started out at a young age, at just 16 he began to DJ at local radio stations where he soon became noticed and was offered many gigs in local clubs. He was playing Acid House and Rap in 1990 and soon his friends were encouraging him to get into the production side of things. His first equipment was of course a set of 1200’s and an Amiga computer. He learned all about MIDI and was soon churning out his own brand of Acid music using synths, sequencers and samplers. At this time he was also going all over Italy, taking part in DJ competitions where he showed off his mixing and scratching skills.
First up we have the Original Mix which takes us on a sublime journey into the deeper side of progressive house. The intro gets us on the move with a nice chunky kick and a cool array of FX that create a good portion of the sound. A deep bubbly bass comes through brilliantly as subtle melodic sequences play out in the background. Super tight arrangements on the drums and percussions give off a steady flowing groove while swirling pads will captivate your mind. A definite must have track as you will not want to miss this epic journey.
The Dub Mix goes all out deep and dark progressive with a monster kick on the intro and a truly awesome deep throbbing bass that is a big focus of the sound. Smooth and steady percussion patterns bring rhythms to life as cool synths build a nice melodic structure. Beautifully layered textures create a surreal atmosphere that is almost tangible. Top notch stuff from Mark and not to be missed.
Russian DJ and producer AnLight makes his debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb No Advance which is backed up by two stunning remixes
AnLight – No Advance, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport on the Progressive House genre page.
Audio Noir deliver his newest three tracker entitled Pressure as he takes us on a sublime progressive journey.
Audio Noir – Pressure, out last week on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport on their 10 Must Hear Progressive House Tracks Week 25 chart!
Deuzler debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the two tracker Go Toward The Light. He is an admirer of electronic music who has been around for many years in the Mexican scene, nine years as DJ and three years as a producer. He has played in the best clubs in the country including huge outdoor events.
First up is Go Toward The Light which sets off in full on mode with a chunky kick and superb pulsating bassline. Beautiful synth pads sweep through the sound and tease out sweet melodic sequences. The bassline is hypnotic as it remains a constant throughout the track and is accompanied by some very cool FX. The break opens up a surreal world with the bass and synths contrasting beautifully. A perfect example of progressive house with that darker edge and no doubt this will grab a lot of attention.
Echo Of A Whisper intros with a very cool kick and plucky deep bass combo. The tracks signature is so perfect for this sound as it gives the bassline pride of place. Short synth riffs peek in and out of the sound and are joined by smooth pads on the break before that wonderfully balanced kick and bass combo comes bursting back. Smooth and groovy prog vibe her which is not to be missed.