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Alexander Fedosov returns with his DaSmokin’Frogz persona with this stunning three tracker entitled ‘Ezridah’. His last outing ‘Hidden Door’ gained a lot of support from all over and no doubt we will see more support on this release.
‘Ezridah’ intros with a cool kick and hat combo coupled with a superb housey chord which builds us up to smooth groovy bassline. Fantastic flowing rhythms are borne out this arrangement which becomes infectious and forces you to shake that ass. Surreal swirling pads enter the mix and provides a contrasting backdrop to the sound. Great stuff again from Alexander and sure to be a feature on many sets.
‘Nastix’ gets going with a very smooth beat as intricate percussion patterns are joined by a very cool kick. A big dirty bassline gives the track a raw groove and works perfectly alongside a cool guitar riff which adds a funky element. Fresh and sleek vocal samples are great addition to this groove and give off an urban vibe. Quite diverse stuff which will no doubt have a lot of jocks taking notice.
‘Your Smile’ intros with an electro tinged drum section as classic percussions and kicks weave out cool patterns. A very rich and powerful bass dominates the track in a big way and is accompanied by some fantastic synth shots. Very nice and smooth house track with a superb groove which will grab lost of attention.
Napalm & D-Phrag – Tour De Force, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in their Progressive House genre page, plus charted on the 10 Must Hear Progressive House Tracks – Week 11 chart!
Napalm aka Hungarian producer Nanai PalIt and D-Phrag aka Bulgarian DJ Ivan Filipov return to Bonzai Progressive with their latest offering ‘Tour De Force’ and comes backed up with two top notch remixes. The guys’ last outing was ‘Boiling Point’ which was very well received from all quarters.
The Original Mix intros strongly with nice chunky kicks and a soft hat combination. Deep droning basses rise from below giving an air of intensity to the sound which is further enhanced by fading synths and brilliant ethnically charged instruments. Dark grooves are formed from these sounds and culminate in serious progressive workout which is perfect fodder for those darker edged sets, brilliant!
The long serving Bonzai family member Manu Riga is up on remix duty with a wonderfully constructed cut. Manu remains a busy guy in the studio with lots of work on the go including his own material as well as a raft of future remixes which we are excited to see. Here he takes the track on its journey through the darker recesses of progressive house. Powerful basses attract a lot of attention here and are given stark contrasts with lush pads that linger far behind. A very cool ethnic vibe rings through the sound and is further enhanced by a superb vocal sample which is the perfect addition to the sound. Big strong grooves from Manu yet again and a must for any box.
The very popular Yuriy From Russia is next on the remix. Yuriy has been churning out top quality vibes for quite a while now and always adds his unique progressive twist to everything he touches. The remix intros with nice phat kicks which sets the scene for a deep, dark ride through the prog house spectrum. Lush pads are on offer and add a certain depth to the sound which works in harmony with the resonating bass. The break settles into a very smooth sequence before a rising effect takes us back to the full on prog grooves, stunning stuff from Yuriy and not to be missed.
Crocy’s previously released ‘Cry’, featuring the vocals of Ashley Berndt, gets the remix treatment in this superb pack. The remixes come courtesy of some of Bonzai Progressive’s hottest artists at the moment, notably Audio Noir, Steve Sai and DaSmokin’Frogz.
First up we get deep into progressive grooves with Australian producer Audio Noir and his Sound Of Eden Remix. Phat chunky kicks get the grooves flowing and are soon joined by a bubbly bass that rises from below. Crispy hats and well crafted percussions provide a steady, flowing rhythm alongside smooth vocals. The break offers up a beautifully surreal sequence with warm pads and that sensual vocal on top of the contrasting deep bass. Superb prog house journey not to be missed.
Steve Sai delivers a solid house groove on his remix as cool thumpy kicks get the track moving with intricate percussion patterns coming through effortlessly. The now trademark deep bass on this track is the perfect companion to the sultry vocals of Ashley Berndt. In the background subtle melodies are woven through cool pads and synth keys. The track culminates in a true prog house groove that will have any floor shaking.
Rounding off this superb pack we have DaSmokin’Frogz Remix. Here the track is given a proper deep tech house makeover. The intro boasts a classic kick and hat combo which leads into the very raw, organic bass that dominates the track. Cool electro styled samples pop up along the way and add smooth textures to the sound. The break is filled with a myriad of blips and bleeps that contrast well alongside the warm pad and stunning vocals before building back up to the main track where we get locked into this solid groove once more, superb stuff.
Belgian DJ and producer Nico Parisi releases his latest work ‘Soulit’ which comes with three wonderful remixes. Nico’s tracks have been featuring heavily on many sets and charts in the last 6 months or so. Most notably his track ‘Caress’ (Philthy Chit Remix) was a popular choice on Paul Oakenfold’s Full On Flouro show. A testament to the quality on offer from one of Belgium’s legendary artists.
First up the Original Mix gets us going with a very smooth progressive vibe, the intro boasts a melancholic soft melody which gives rise to a superb throbbing bassline. Nice big kicks enter and deliver cool rhythms with the help of tight percussion arrangement. The track builds beautifully as the melodies unwind and dominate the break. Cool vocal samples come through on the break as the synths intensify before slamming back into full on progressive mode for the duration. Excellent stuff from Nico and no doubt we will be seeing a lot of this track in the future.
Sector 7 aka M.I.K.E. is up first on the remix with a proper gritty progressive edged workout. Mike, as you would imagine continues to be an extremely hardworking DJ and producer with gigs taking him all around the world. Back at his New York base he delves into his studio to churn out some of the finest tunes around and this remix is no exception. Pumping kicks alongside a powerful vocal get the track started while cool percussive elements build nicely and stamp out flowing rhythms. The bassline plunders in and the whole dynamic changes taking us deep into the progressive sound. Cool synth riffs wait patiently in the background before being unleashed on the break in all their glory. Stunning work from Mike and sure to draw a lot of attention.
Audio Noir sure does get around. Not content with his own quality productions, he lends his skills to other tracks with outstanding results such as this. Audio Noir’s Pressure Mix takes the progressive vibe on the original into the deeper realms. From the get go we are drawn in by a chunky kick and tribal led percussion arrangement with a massive resonating bass coming from way down below. The vocals are used well with a classic sample thrown to great effect. Intense synths sit back as the bass morphs into a metallic sounding riff that dominates the break before the synths show their full force. More top quality prog out of Australia that is most definitely not to be missed.
Rounding up this pack we have Netherlands DJ and producer Thorin. Thorin has been responsible for a litany of top class releases through various Bonzai imprints in recent years and he is also an very much in demand remix artist and DJ. The remix blasts into existence with a monster kick grungy bass combo, percussions slowly build and lead to a fiery rhythm. The vocals have been give a gritty makeover adding to the dark edge on the track. Fantastic synths loiter in the background as hypnotic sound dominates throughout. The break offers a softer side to the track before crashing right back into that solid progressive groove. Simply stunning from Thorin and will no doubt feature in those tougher edged sets.