Recent posts: Eyepatch Recordings
We last saw Van on Eyepatch way back in mid 2013 with his ‘Mon Reve EP’. Since then he has released many other works on Bonzai Basiks as well as hosting Bonzai Basik Beat Spain and DJing regularly in Madrid. This time around we have ‘Jean Tonique’ which comes with three stunning remixes.
First up is the Original Mix, the intro eases in with subtle hats and a distant pad that leads to a cool kick. The percussions form up creating a smooth rhythmic vibe and takes us deep into the sound with a brilliant, surreal continuous chord dominating throughout. A super low sub bass reverberates through the sound providing a solid footing as a brilliantly tweaked vocal sample plays through. Superb deep grooves from Van which will be a popular choice no doubt.
Belgian legend Eric Powa B steps up to remix duties with his Deep n Dark Reconstruction Mix. Right from the off we are thrust into Eric’s deep tech world with a super cool kick and deep pulsating bass combo. One thing that stands out here is the precision in the percussion arrangement, tight patterns and classic sounds give off a brilliant vibe with a superb vocal sample that adds character to the track. The break gives up a smooth chord with sharp brass stabs before getting back into the groove with some classic toms. Very classy sound that will do well in any set.
Ittai Barkai ramps things up a gear with his remix. Classic intro with chunky kicks and crispy hats alongside cool rhythmic bongos. A very smooth vocal sample leads nicely into a lush chord as a brilliant offset bass drops in. A truly infectious groove ensues as you get locked into this sound helped along by those cool vocal samples and lush chords. Superb stuff from Ittai and definitely not to be missed.
Lastly in this pack we have Darouge on the remix. Darouge’s last outing ‘Bite The Curb’ saw much support and features on top download sites. The remix intros with a cool kick and hat combo which sets up the track nicely. The bass teases its way in as it hits every other bar before going into full on mode with its gritty edge. Cool vocal samples are met with smooth synth plucks that lead us into a percussion driven break before that bass takes charge once more. Great stuff yet again and a must have track in any playlist.
The pursuit of the vinyl revolution continues as Bonzai stay true to their roots and deliver yet another fine slice of wax. Eyepatched Volume 4 follows on from its predecessors with four supreme cuts filled with all the delights of deep fuelled house.
The master of cool Dimitry Liss gets right into the action with his track ‘Gentle Elton’. Perfectly matched kicks and hats provide a solid base for the flowing rhythms as the bassline cuts through the sound beautifully with a groovy flavour. This is backed up with a soul shaking vocal that will get the toes tapping in no time.
The increasingly popular Yaroslav Lenzyak gives us two superb tracks starting with ‘Jupiter’, a wonderfully lush and surreal deep cut. Nice and simple hats alongside a minimal percussion arrangement that adds a lot of character. A low end droning bass shores up the groove while the big focus is on an awesome array of synth sounds that blend together superbly.
On the flip side Yaroslav treats us to an exclusive for this vinyl release with ‘UTZ’. Very cool and classic sounding drum intro eases beautifully into a smooth deep house vibe. The bassline packs a huge punch as it pulsates through the sound while a nice flowing groove is built. An epic endeavour with beautifully melodic twists that are not to be missed.
The impressive Daniel Ray give us his track ‘Water Tunnel’ with its gritty intro made up of cool percs and a thumpy kick. Raw sounding FX start to take over the sound as a stunning bassline builds the momentum. A wonderful mixture of deep piano chords, strings and guitars add a stunning dynamic and makes this a joy to listen to.
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Tirrenia Vibe are Gerardo Cinquegrana & Luigi D’Esposito, the guys make their Eyepatch debut with this sublime effort entitled ‘Night Falls’ which comes packed with three superb remixes. These guys have been around the scene for almost 20 years, they have a hugely impressive back catalogue within many different genres, while here they are digging into Deep House vibes.
The Original Mix intros with a nice punchy kick and a subtle percussion, a beautiful rolling bass drops in and sets the track up perfectly for a truly sublime ride. A cool wispy pad sweeps over the sound before a short break introduces a melancholic piano. The vocal is very classy with some very cool FX work put in and it works so well with that piano. Great stuff and one to watch!
First up on the remix are studio partners David Jarquin and Daniel Cano aka Jarquin & Cano. They got together in 2013 and their similar styles have gelled beautifully. These two are definitely at the forefront of rising talents and are definitely worth watching. The remix gets right into the heart of the original as the vocal is retained in all its glory. Lush and deep chords sit nicely alongside the deep bass which itself gives the track a nice bounce. Tight drums provide steady rhythms making this a very danceable track indeed. Superb stuff from these guys!
The highly impressive Tali Freaks are up next with their Dirtydeep Mix. We haven’t seen Tali Freaks in a while, their last outing, ‘Let Me Be Into House’ was very well received indeed so it’s good to see them back on remix duty. The remix gets straight down to business with a minimal approach as the kicks and low basses go to work. The vocal is used sparingly and this gives it great character and it works perfectly alongside the synths which have a stuttering effect. The break lets loose a sultry piano riff giving the sound a darker edge. Very nice indeed form the guys!
Gaulois returns to EP after his last track ‘Living On The Music’ won praise from all quarters. Here he sets the remix off with a nice chunky kick and pad that sweeps through beautifully. A short break unleashes the bass that rises up from below with a very cool rhythm attached. The vocal is used nicely here and a cool piano is the perfect companion. The main break sees a very cool hook come through which sits nicely in the sound. An all round classy effort and a must for those deep house boxes.
Portuguese producer Scrub aka Joal returns to Eyepatch with his first full release ‘Feed Me’ which features the fantastic vocals of Barbara Wahnon as well as a raft of quality remixes. Having already done the rounds on various compilations we felt it necessary to give this track another outing with top notch remixes.
First up we have the Original Mix which gets going with a smooth kick and percussion combi, setting up the groove beautifully in the process. Punchy basses come through adding a cool deep vibe to the sound, this is coupled with nice key work and a great vocal from Barbara. A real mover here as the sounds come together superbly and will force you to get that ass shakin’!
Legendary Belgian DJ and producer Eric Powa B delivers his Funk You Up Remix and he does it in style. Nice and big pounding kicks are the dominant force as subtle hats sit back. Huge funk appeal with the synth work and the groovy bass alongside a fantastic electro fuelled snare roll and percussion section. The vocal comes through brilliantly and is the perfect complement to these funky grooves. Another top notch performance from Eric and will no doubt be a big feature among many.
Portuguese artist Dave Nash debuts on Eyepatch with his stunning remix. Dave has seen his music perform well across many labels and he shows no signs of slowing up with cuts like this. Much more to come from this guy so keep an eye out. Here he takes the track to another level with his unique style. The intro boasts a superb chunky kick with contrasting crisp and sharp hats. An amazing bassline comes through and sets the track off on a smooth deep journey filled with a beautiful vocal and some very cool synth work that just sits so perfectly in the sound, not to be missed!
UK based DJ and producer Ed Lee hits the Eyepatch stable again with a sublime remix that takes us deep into house grooves with the help of a simply fantastic vocal performance. Classic kick and hat intro sets the scene up nicely and paves the way for the bass to slowly rise up from the depths. Big house chords become the dominant force in the track and give it a real smooth and groovy feel. Proper deep vibes here that will get attention from many quarters!
Rounding off this pack we have the increasingly popular Rion Oidua on remix duty. Rion has been doing the rounds on quite a few remixes with impressive results. Here he applies his skills to churn out a deep tech fuelled stomper of a remix. Cool percussive intro with the chunky kicks fading through before the rhythmic vibes get into full swing with the vocals standing out nicely. The bass makes a late showing on the break but absolutely makes up for it as it takes hold of the track brilliantly, resulting in a nice and tight ride which is a must for any DJ box!
Yaroslav Lenzyak is back with this wonderful two tracker entitled ‘Utz’. His last outing ‘Jupiter’ saw rave reviews from all quarters and was featured on Bonzai’s latest vinyl venture ‘Eyepatched Volume 4′.
First up we have the epic ‘Utz’ which gets going with a bass fuelled intro to get the juices flowing. The intro will have you hooked in no time as it hypnotizes you with that pulsing bass. Nice and chunky kicks soon get moving and are joined by smooth percussions which build a rhythm beautifully. Surreal deep house keys seem to morph out of nowhere and bring with them a groovy riff that will have those feet shuffling along to the groove. A truly epic ride through the deeper side of house and one that will bring a lot of pleasure.
Next we have ‘Last Night’, full bodied, phat kicks provide the intro with a nice and subtle hat sitting back and creating a smooth rhythm. A lush synth note stands out and as the track progresses it transforms the sound superbly. The huge deep bass packs a massive punch here and is the power in the track as it pulses through. The track evolves with expert precision as those synths make subtle changes to alter the grooves keeping a nice flowing dynamic in the sound. Superb stuff!
German DJ and producer Deeply Hi aka Simon Gartner marks his first outing on Eyepatch with this classy two tracker entitled ‘We Are’. Simon is well into the deeper more minimal side of house, he loves to create deep dubby and smooth grooves for those warm ups or very late night parties. He also turns his hand at a bit of techno and disco which gives him a cool and diverse range.
‘We Are’ intros with a cool percussion arrangement that steadily builds and will have you toe tapping in no time. A big and well rounded kick soon dominates and is joined by smooth and deep house chord which becomes a big focus on this journey as it evolves from its deep roots and transforms into a fantastic stab. Throughout the track a whispering vocal adds great character to the sound and gives off a truly hypnotic feel, superb stuff!
‘Reduced To The Assence’ sets off with a cool and flowing upbeat vibe, a nice thumpy kick is accompanied by a bright hat and crispy claps which really gets the rhythm flowing. A smooth dubby bass fills in the offbeats as deep chords weave out their patterns. In the background a shutter release adds a cool textured effect. A surreal and bubbly synth sequence finds its way into the groove and takes the track on a twisting ride, a must for any box!
Johnny Deep aka Yonathan Dahan delivers a stunning two tracker in his latest offering entitled ‘New Era EP’.
The title track ‘New Era’ gets us moving with a tight deep tech vibe right from the get go. A very strong kick is joined by some very cool percussions and huge industrialised FX. The track breaks down with a brilliant synth coming in over some spoken vocals before heading back to the main track, but this time a deep resonating bassline joins the party. Throughout the track the drum arrangements continue to evolve, particularly with the snares. Quirky little chords creep into the sound while the spoken vocal continues to add character, very cool stuff!
‘I Do’ is up next and intros with a big and powerful kick alongside some expertly crafted percussion and FX patterns. The kicks are transformed with the addition of a pounding bass hitting each of the kicks. Very intricate sequences from the percussions are a dominating feature and are joined by a round of vocal samples which really set the track off beautifully. On the break the synths begin to work and stay with the track for the duration creating a stunning groove which is not to be missed.
Italian DJ and producer Ivan Masa debuts on Eyepatch with the sublime three tracker ‘From London EP’ which also comes with two superb remixes to whet your appetite. Ivan grew up with music all around him so it’s no wonder his path led him to become involved in music. Having played at many gigs around his hometown Ivan soon found his niche within the early Acid sounds of the eighties. With successful releases across many labels we are delighted to welcome this great talent in the Bonzai family.
‘From London’ is up first and sets off on a smooth deep grooving ride as chunky kicks and sharp hats take over from a cool percussion led intro. Surreal chords are accompanied by a high pitched synth adding cool textures to the sound. The deep bass lifts the track up a notch and is soon joined by some vocal samples and a round of grungy synths, superb stuff!
The Original Mix of ‘Old School In My Skin’ has a very cool retro theme as expected from the title. A single high string is joined by a percussion line and a very cool vocal sample. Big phat kicks soon come through as a groovy bassline takes shape alongside funky house synths. The main break delivers a cool chord sequence with some quality snares taking us into each section before blasting back into this deep fuelled groove, top notch stuff!
Italian DJ and production duo 2Manyfold aka Francesco Fortini and Giovanni Martino are up on remix duty on ‘Old School In My Skin’. The guys have worked with Ivan in the past and have themselves released a multitude of track across many labels. Here they transform the original into a full on deep fuelled masterclass in house music. Nice and smooth snare driven intro with cool synths making their mark. The kicks really set the track up perfectly for the journey ahead with the vocal samples fitting in perfectly. The track evolves beautifully as a big bass sound bursts through to dominate. On the break a very well crafted synth sequence shines through before some smooth chords take over, excellent workout from these guys and definitely one to watch!
‘Sweet In My Heart’ is up next and intros with a fantastic vocal which soon leads to a massive kick and bass combo that will pump any floor. Big and bouncy grooves abound and as the sound progresses we get some funky synths and vocals which add huge character to the proceedings. Big tune here and a must for any box.
The Italian connection continues as Daniele Kama steps up to remix ‘Sweet In My Heart’. Daniele has already carved a cool niche with his sound and has appeared on the home of deep house, Piston Recordings, with his EP ‘She Appears’ in 2012 as well as other remixes on various Bonzai imprints. Here he keeps the deep grooves flowing with a stunning display of sounds. Nice and smooth intro as a sweeping synth is accompanied by a single clap, soon a huge kick appears and is suitably coupled with a pounding deep bass. The vocals are prominent throughout and on the main break they marry well with a dry, sublime melody. A sure fire big hitter here with all the qualities to rip up any floor.