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Based in the UAE, Russian born artist Dimitry Liss graces the shores of Piston Recordings with his new cut “Downside Swindle EP” which is backed up with super remixes. Having signed a new exclusive deal with Bonzai, it’s clear that this guy has a lot offer and this EP is testament to that.
Kicking off with the original mix of “Into The Night”, a deep funky slice of pure house, excellent bassline with a very laidback groove and a very effective continuous organ synth hypnotises the mind, add into this a really cool vocal and you’ve got a track that will hold up in any club.
First up on remix duty is Portuguese deep house star Accatone aka Jose Reis with his remix of “Into The Night”. Jose is heavily involved with Piston along with the founder and close friend Rogerio Martins. The remix kicks off quite minimal but soon builds to an awesome house vibe with the great vocal from the original taking centre stage, deep basses and crisp sharp hats create a sweet groove which will make sure this has a lot of plays.
Pistons head honcho Rogerio Martins returns to the mixing desk after a brief hiatus to deliver the same quality production that keep his label at the forefront of the house scene. His remix of “Into The Night” really is an amazing insight into the deeper side of house. Soulful vibes kick off this remix and the vocal sweeps in and out with some very nifty FX work. Cool organ sound fills the arrangement with a grungy type bass coming in midway, really well crafted remix of the highest standard and sure to hitting the floors big time.
“Killa Dime” Cold Cut Mix is a sublime piece of deep house that really gets the toes tapping, surreal synths dominate with a very cool vocal over a laidback groove. Very impressive production from Dimitry and definitely taking deep house in a different direction.
Finally we have the delectable and funky “Midnight On Wax”, deep funky vibes take control, this tune builds up to a frenzy of awesome house organs and stabs, different vocal one shots from both male and female add a cool texture, late night parties will be queuing this up for a while.
Dimitry Liss is back to Bonzai Basik Beats with a awesome dj set!
Tracklisting – Episode 111 – mixed by Dimitry Liss:
1º Fritz Zander – Lose Yourself (Original Mix)
2º Lewie Day – 500 Shades (Original Mix)
3º DJ Ali feat Tim Fuller – You Dont Know (Matt Tolfrey Remix)
4º Milton Jackson – DSI (Original Mix)
5º Lewie Day – Money (Original Mix)
6º Evren Ulusoy – Dearly Devoted (Original Mix)
7º Lewie Day – Reflection (Original Mix)
8º Geddes & Alex Jones – Tubular (Lauhaus Remix)
9º Dj PP & Gabriel Rocha – Full Moon (Live Mix)
10º Pablo Fierro – Just Break It (Soul Minority Afterhours Mix)
Banshee Worx is proud to announce we signed a exclusive artist contract with Dimitry Liss (Eyepatch Recordings)
Dimitry was born in the culturally diverse eastern Russian port of Vladivostok where his father had introduced him to many musical styles. Dimitry draws on influences from the likes of Led Zeppelin as he feels this helps to shape his sound, he also listens to many contemporary artists including, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Cuthead, Mount Kimbie, Jehst, Metronomy to name a few. Dimitry also feels that because he grew up in such a rich cultural environment that this also helps in his quest for sound.
Dimitry’s parents left Vladivostok when he was in 5th grade and moved to Tyumen due to work commitments, this was a big change for him as he lost many friends. It wasn’t until Dimitry moved to UAE that he found his musical forte, spending many months and years wandering the deserts searching his soul to define his musical style. This led to a few releases on small record labels, so small he can no longer even remember the name and by his own admission Dimitry believes these releases were far from what he wanted his music to be.
Tech House was the early style he enjoyed and Dimitry gained a partnership with Frisky Records in 2009 and became one of the few people in his area to be with a bigger label, this opened up the DJ route and lots of gigs around the Dubai area ensued. After a lot of creative differences with club promoters in Dubai and Dimitry being told what he can and can’t play, he decided to quit the DJ circuit and focus on production, although DJing would be an option for Dimitry on the European scene.
Today Dimitry’s passion lies in Deep House with a slight element of Tech House and with a compliment of releases on Progrezo and more recently Eyepatch Recordings, his music has featured on may compilations from the likes of Alex Dolby and Gare Mat K plus support from Hernan Cattaneo, Camea, Ellen Allien, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice and more. Dimitry also features regularly on Bonzai Progressive’s own compilations.
Dimitry loves the Deep House genre and will always try to add a bit of his own vision.
His last release, Interstellar Frankie backed up with All That Jazz, is a testament to the diversity and innovation in his music and with the upcoming Captain Love on Eyepatch we are excited about what the future holds for this very talented artist.
The following is a quote from Dimitry and sums up beautifully his vision “I dont really like to call it “dance music” as it’s so much more, deep-house, tech-house and the combination of both is where my attention is centered on at the moment. We’ll see what the future brings, times change and so do we”.
Fresh from his last release on Eyepatch (Interstellar Frankie) Dubai resident Dimitry Liss delves back into the bowels of house for a round of deep fuelled goodness.
Captain Love is a perfect example of pure deep house production, heavy kicks, low end basses and that sweeping synth combined with a cool vocal really make for something special.
Can Get Witcha is a more minimal deep tech sounding vibe, crisper lighter feel to this tune with an almost tribal appeal, again vocals are very well added and tie the tune up nocely.
C’mon is a sublime tune that combines the deepness and the tech of the other tunes on this release, lots going on here all brought together beautifully in a hybrid groove, hypnotic stuff that will have many heads spinning.
Dubai’s finest Dimitry Liss for our 99th Bonzai Basik Beats!
Tracklisting – Episode 99 – mixed by Dimitry Liss:
1° Saverio Celestri – Something For Your Soul (Original Mix)
2° Mic Newman – Not Enough Sleep (Original Mix)
3° Shades Of Gray – Back To The Future (Peter Horrevorts Remix)
4° Moonbeam & Illuminant For Fanc featuring Pryce Oliver – No Regrets (Shades Of Gray Remix)
5° Shades Of Gray – Concord Jazz (Ian Pooley Remix)
6° Shades Of Gray – Groove With It (Original Mix)
7° Hector Couto – Telefunk (Original Mix)
8° Lewie Day – Reflections (Mic Newman Remix)
9° Charles Ramirez – Con Sacarina (Mic Newman Remix)
10° Mic Newman – Based On A True Story (Original Mix)
Dimitry Liss produces quality deep house and tech vibes out of Dubai in the UAE. Dimitry is no stranger to Eyepatch having released the Envy EP through collaborations with other artists.
Interstellar Frankie delves deep into house with an array of musical sounds and some classy vocal samples, this track focuses on organ type sounds, brilliant bassline and the vocals really add a cool groove, ass shaking stuff.
All That Jazz has a darker vibe with mysterious sounding synth work, tight production again from Dimitry and awesome vocal structures will make this a tune to be played out a lot.
As from today you can order at decks.de the second Eyepatch Recordings vinyl.
The sampler comes with four original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Dimitri Liss, Jimmy Galle and Victor Maximiliano.
Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, he went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all kind of world, funk and folk, dub and reggae, soul and all kinds of music really.
At the age of 15 he had dj’s and performers as friends and his contact with the after-hours scene in Lisbon started at the early age of 16, making his personal heroes DJ’s like Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Daftpunk, Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Plastikman, Green Velvet, The Orb, Larry Levan, Luke Slater, Underworld, Derrick Carter, and many more…
He started his musician career in 1998 as a percussionist playing all over Portugal as a freelancer and as a member of many bands like the folk band Dazkarieh in 2002, and the chillout project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chillout and deep house and playing as a DJ at most of the trance and techno open air party’s and clubs all over Portugal having his debut abroad in 2009 in Belgrade Serbia at the Namaste Club.
It is only in 2008 after he graduates from the National Conservatory of Cinema, in the Sound Department, that he begins to embrace the production of house and techno at a full range. He pursuits for different and more accurate deep and groovy house tunes working as a DJ, Producer/Remixer and sound recordist and closely involved with Piston Recordings ran by his long time friend Rogério Martins.
From an early age Dimitry had an aptitude for music. Being a piano student he attended various local competitions in his native town, making sure he practiced long hours before each one at home. When he realized being a professional piano player wasn’t his calling, he walked away with considerable knowledge and experience in music and its theory. He tried a lot of musical instruments and was about to settle for rhythm guitar when his thirst for electronic dance music started to develop.
Somewhere deep in the heart of Russia, a lot of influence arose from the cold and moody surroundings he was subjected to in the urban city. He dived deeper into the unknown world of synthesis and sampling. This is where it all started, sleepless nights and lone days with books and computer screens. Producing, practicing and perfecting his craft.
Year 2002 brought dramatic changes to his rather rehearsed and already aggravating routine, when he moved to Dubai. Experience in a new city added to his aural perception. He grew as a music producer gaining knowledge and skill in this fresh and exciting multi-cultural environment where music, culture and technology coincide hand in hand. While on the path to musical growth, Dimitry stumbled upon a few others that shared his vision for a good groove. Two of these key influences are Costas Papa and Abood Nasrawi. Together they try to explore and push creative boundaries.
Dimitry Liss supports electronic music to this day, he is heavily involved with Dimitry Liss and Costas Papa duo project and his own work as a producer and a DJ, crafting brand new tech, deep and minimal house tracks for your enjoyment.
Jimmy is born on August 17th in Luik aka Liege in Belgium. As his parents were boatmen he had to attend boarding school from the age of 6 onwards. To overcome the loneliness of boarding school his parents bought him a walkman. That event literally plugged him in in music!
He listened a lot to music via tapes and the radio and developed a health preference house music.
After a long period of nagging and begging his parents he finally got the best birthday present ever on his 15th birthday: a music mixer and double deck cd player. Every free second of his time went into his devotion to music.
2 years later Jimmy got the chance to prove himself at a cool club in Antwerp: Het Eilandje.Success was immediate: he got his first residency!
Not long before he got interested in making his own music. With his savings Jimmy bought his first PC with a sound card and a Korg keyboard. After a few years he discovered his own sound and at the beginning of 2004 he released his first record: Jim-Y – Digital Trumpets. In the meantime he was working on a project with his best friend Ruly. Jimmy had finished a new demo for which he had the perfect voice in mind and boldly he sent it over under the project name R & Y to his favorite vocalist and singer. And guess what! Only 2 weeks later he got contacted by Jan Johnston. Jan had already written the lyrics and called for a date to do the recordings for this song, that is how R&Y Meets Jan Johnston – Its Cold Outside was born. This single was released in 2007 with remixes from Filterheadz and Sied van Riel.
In 2008 Morning On The Terrace got released on the label Bonzai Fiesta. At the end of 2008, Ruly decided to stop with the project, and that was when Jim-Y changed into Jimmy Galle. Jimmys sound was different as a solo dj/producer. After this period different productions and remixes appeared on different labels.
Jimmy has plaid and is still playing in many known Clubs and on many events such as: Noxx, La Rocca, Cafe D’ Anvers, Industria, Chakra Party, The Factory, Lazurra, Petrol, De Rodenburg (NL), TranccSession, Playboy Deluxe, De Cinema, Space, Wicked, BBC, De Kaai, Red & Blue, Turbulance…
Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands. His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam. Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808. In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations. Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s. It was until 2009 he created his own unique deep sound and made his first digital releases for different record labels and is now signed to Eyepatch Recordings for a second EP after the first EP Peppers and Onions.