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DIEGO HERRERA – ROCKER (BONZAI BASIKS)

The emphatic Diego Herrera returns to Basiks with the superb four track EP entitled Rocker. We last saw Diego back at the end of 2014 with the equally superb, Slow Burn-The Vibe, which gained a healthy following among the Techno fraternity. With cuts across various other labels we are always delighted when his track cross our desk.

Rocker serves up a solid wall of deep tech grooves that will definitely grab the attention of many. Tight drums accompany a deep throbbing offset bass that will have woofers quaking for sure. An array of Techno induced sounds descend onto the groove and sends out a tough industrialised vibe. On the break the track goes dark as a sinister voice fades through to the backdrop of an intensely haunting sequence before bursting back into full swing. A must have track that will be a welcome addition in those dark filled rooms.

Respect intros with a nice solid kick and probing bass combo that paints a tough edged groove right from the off. Crispy open hats are let loose and the rhythm starts to boil as various percussive elements come through. Clanging metallic sounds are introduced and fills out that tough edged exterior perfectly. The break takes a closer look at these sounds with a sublime heavily effected vocal thrown in which takes us slamming back into the main track for the duration. A monster of a track that must be respected.

Broke sets out with a superbly textured kick that is soon joined by a hyperactive display of percussion that builds and builds delivering a seemingly chaotic arrangement with a beautifully rhythmic vibe. A very subtle bassline lurks at the low end allowing the percussions to run wild and dominate the sound. The break descends into a smooth atmospheric sequence that retains the chaotic nature of the sound as those expertly crafted drums come back for more. An imaginative and rip roaring trek into drums that provides a powerful tool for any set.

Trutuka intros with a cool display of sounds and FX that play out a surreal scene. Big chunky kicks soon take over and are accompanied by bright and crisp open hats that get the rhythm on the move. A wonderfully deep bass presides as a cavalry like trumpet squeals through the groove alongside detuned clanging metallic sounds. Definitely one for the boxes here that will keep the Techno floors burning no doubt.

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20 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 249 – MIXED BY DIEGO HERRERA

Diego is back at the BBB helm after a bit of a hiatus since his last appearance back in 2014. Since then he has saw great support with Slow Burn-The Vibe on our Bonzai Basiks label. Always delivering on the quality front, we know this is a mix you will get into. Tracks and remixes come from artists such as Phil & Julz, Jean Zodiac, JP Elorriaga, Duky, Chris Lattner, Kris Wadsworth, Warse, Salero, Michele Fantini, Samu.L, Oscar L, Alberto Ruiz and dubspeeka as well as Diego’s own material. Well worth tuning into to get the weekend party on the move.

Tracklisting – Episode 249: mixed by Diego Herrera

1º Phil & Julz – Fly (Original Mix)
2º Jean Zodiac – Morning Walk (JP Elorriaga Remix)
3º Duky – Thinking about you (Chris Lattner Remix)
4º Kris Wadsworth – Lime and Pink (Original Mix)
5º Warse – Dief (Original Mix)
6º Salero – The First Wave (Original Mix)
7º Diego Herrera – Rabbit (Unreleased Original Mix)
8º Michele Fantini – You Are My Servant (Original Mix)
9º Samu.l – Seagull (Original Mix)
10º Oscar L, Alberto Ruiz – Fudge Monster (Original Mix)
11º dubspeeka – K22 (Original Mix)

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11 June 2015 RADIOSHOWS Read more

DIEGO HERRERA – SLOW BURN (BONZAI BASIKS)

Diego Herrera returns to Basiks with the double-a side Slow Burn. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Diego, his debut came in September 2013 with Afterhour EP with a great reception, after that he gave us the fantastic Middle Earth EP and then a remix on Christian Bonori & Paul S-Tone’s Chemtrails back in March 2014. Great to see him back with another track we are sure will not disappoint.

First up is the Original Mix of Slow Burn with its smooth deep tech house grooves. The intro boasts cool breaks that build up with percussive elements filtering through to get the rhythm flowing. The track instantly transforms with a four four beat and superb offset bass that seems fathomless as it pulsates through the sound. Bright percussion hits stand out beautifully and become the mainstay of the track keeping that tech flavour going. Subtle chords leak into the sound after the break rounding up this fantastic rhythm fuelled slice of tech.

Slow Burn gets a makeover from Christian Venegas with his Christian Venegas Is Burning In Hell Remix. Chilean DJ and producer Christian is a popular figure in the underground scene. He got into DJing professionally in 2006 after he started to buy records and has since performed at top venues all over the country. His weekly radio show Microtechnia airs on SonidoLikido and he currently produces for a vast array of top labels. Here he toughens up the sound with big punchy kicks and some superb in your face percussions that are a big feature in the sound. Staying true to the original he utilises the deep bass beautifully and carries over the main percussion hook to great effect. A driving and ballsy cut that will be a feature in many sets for sure.

The Vibe intros with a nice chunky kick and clangy synth shots that get the track moving with style. A wonderfully deep sub bass dominates the sound as subtle percussions build around the track. After a short break the groove settles into its tech flavoured vibe as that bass pounds the bassbins. Bright crispy hats stand out and leads us to the break where a surreal sequence filled with metallic sounds and frenzied FX takes over. Before long we get thrust back into the main track for the duration of this epic encounter with full on tech house.

Da One sets off with a monster kick that pounds a throbbing jab right in your face alongside a continuous rimshot and sharp snappy hats. A deep resonating bass rises up in the background and gets you hooked right into its groove. Detuned hits litter the sound and add to the almost eerie nature of the track. The break throws up a brilliant display of automation on the percussions that gives the track a lot of character before we get thrown right back into the mix. Top notch techno which is not to be missed.

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15 December 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 210 – MIXED BY DIEGO HERRERA

Chilean DJ and producer Diego Herrera joins us this week with his superb guest mix. Diego recently saw a lot of attention with his Middle Earth EP on Bonzai Basiks and his subsequent remix for Christian Bonori & Paul S-Tone on Chemtrails. Today’s mix comes packed to the rafters with Deep House and Tech House cuts from the likes of Fabio Gianelli, German Brigante, Maetrik, Nice7, Carlo Lio, Groovebox, Sidney Charles, Lauren Lane, Technasia and Matthias Tanzmann.

Tracklisting – Episode 210 – mixed by Diego Herrera:

1º Matthias Tanzmann – Tilt (Original Mix)
2º Technasia – I am Somebody (Original Mix)
3º &Me – Shallow (Original Mix)
4º Lauren Lane – Cool Kids (Original Mix)
5º Sidney Charles – Ruffline (Original Mix)
6º Groovebox – Brooklyn (Original Mix)
7º Carlo Lio – For the love of (Original Mix)
8º Nice7 – Difference (Original Mix)
9º Fabio Gianelli – Maintain (Original Mix)
10º Maetrik – The Poem (Original Mix)
11º German Brigante – Menos Latencia (Original Mix)

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11 September 2014 RADIOSHOWS Read more

PURE TECH 7 (BONZAI BASIKS)

7th installment in the Pure Tech series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Van Czar, Kini Rao, Charles Ramirez, Moll, Jamez, Jimmy Galle, Sa.Du, Cele, Ozan Kanik, Enrico Caruso, Ozgur Uzar, Jonathan Calvo, Andy Slate, Zolex, Alessan Main, Kevh Ripple, Eric Kanzler, Ed Whitty, The Electric 10, Diego Herrera, Onofrio Conte, Tribal Warriors, Oz Romita, Roderick Fox, HP Vince, John Manning, Redhead, Franky Jones and NaaN.

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26 May 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CHRISTIAN BONORI & PAUL S-TONE – CHEMTRAILS (BONZAI BASIKS)

Debut appearance on Bonzai Basiks for DJ and producer team Christian Bonori & Paul S-Tone with the fantastic ‘Chemtrails’ which comes backed up with two stunning remixes. These guys are certainly no strangers to the scene as they boast an absolute mountain of quality releases across many labels. They are best known for their injection of tech, techno and deep house vibes which always gets them noticed from DJ sets to download charts. The guys have a great connection which works very well and now we will see that partnership riding higher with the mighty Bonzai at the helm.

First up we have the stunning Original Mix of ‘Chemtrails’. Straight away we are thrust into this full on groove as the bass pulsates a grungy rhythm. Nice and chunky kicks are the perfect match for a round of cool and crisp hats that stand out beautifully. The rhythm really does grab you and you get locked into a state of hypnosis as that bass takes control. On the break the track breaks down completely as a round of heavy effects are used alongside a cool vocal sample before that big kick slams us right back into it. Powerful stuff from the guys and sure to be a big feature in many sets.

Chilean DJ and producer Diego Herrera is our first remix artist and he churns out a top notch performance yet again. Diego’s last outing on Basiks saw his ‘Middle Earth EP’ gain support from many quarters. Here he sets his sights firmly on a driving techno groove that will light up any floor. The track shoots straight for the jugular right from the off as superbly tweaked kicks are joined by sharp hats and a sublime bass that drives the track on brilliantly. The groove powers through relentlessly with a short respite on the break as percussions take over alongside some very cool vocal samples before slamming back into the main track where this awesome ride continues. Not to be missed!

The very popular Onofrio Conte is up next with his remix. Onofrio is a consistent headliner with Sound R Us Recordings where he churns out his amazing brand of techno flavours. The track intros with smooth kicks and a cool rhythmic hat combo as percussions begin to build. A cool groove ensues and soon a deep bass that just oozes techno starts to dominate the sound. A fully charged and merciless techno workout is the result and will no doubt have those floors bouncing in no time!

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23 April 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DIEGO HERRERA – MIDDLE EARTH EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Chilean DJ and producer Diego Herrera returns to BB with the superb ‘Middle Earth EP’. His last outing ‘Afterhour’ gained much attention as he delivers a full on deep tech experience. This EP covers two tracks plus a brilliant remix.

The Original Mix of ‘Middle Earth’ gets right into tech grooves from the off with a snappy kick, crisp hat and some deep throbbing basses. Cool rhythms are the result of this arrangement with some raw, almost industrial sounds creeping in. This is evident on the break, sublime organic sounds are merged brilliantly with some vocals that give the track an even darker edge, top notch yet again from Diego.

Buenos Aires based DJ and producer Rodrigo Estevez offers up a wonderful remix on ‘Middle Earth. Rodrigo has begun releasing his own material through labels like Mismatch Music and Power Beat Records since late 2013, definitely one to watch here. The remix gives us a cool 4 x 4 groove with a tight arrangement on the drums and percs which makes for smooth rhythmic vibes. Nice depth on the bass as it powers through the track drawing lots of attention. The original vocals are used well throughout this full on tech workout.

Diego’s next track is ‘Raw Wax’, the intro boasts a sharp hat and muted kick combo with a fantastic arp rising up alongside. Before you know it, after a short break the track explodes with a superb bouncy rhythm which is formed by some expert arrangement. The bass is the big hitter as it bubbles up from below, the bass is complimented by some outstanding construction on the kicks and percussions giving off a nice techno bounce. The track trudges on relentlessly as the groove fully takes control, simply stunning stuff!

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12 February 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DIEGO HERRERA – AFTERHOUR EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

23 October 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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