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Portuguese deep vibes guru Jose Reis aka Accatone returns to Eyepatch with a fine slice of house goodness all wrapped up with some lush vocals and groovy keys. “You Know I Love Her” comes with a top class remix from none other than Dimitry Liss.
The original mix is one of those moments where you cannot help yourself but move to the groove, the rhythms are super smooth with cool, crisp hats and claps backed up with a nice subtle kick. Wonderful keys flow all over this track with an added measure of funk thrown in, but the big attraction is sure to be the vocals, real smooth with an almost jazz feeling, top stuff.
At the remix controls is a very busy man indeed, with productions and remixes coming thick and fast Dimitry Liss adds his magic touch to this track with his She Loves You Too Remix. Straight away we are drowning in deep house flavours with a brilliant kick and percussion arrangement, this fits perfectly with a stomping bassline. The great thing about this remix is it’s contrast to the original, while we have a male vocal on the original telling us how he loves someone, we have a female vocal here telling us how she loves him back, great concept and one that will for sure be a hit with many jocks and clubbers alike.
Popular remixer on Eyepatch Daniel returns with the wonderful two track “Lofty EP”. Daniel spreads his expertise over many genres with deep house and chill out being his most active genres. Today we see him with his deep house mode in full effect!
“Lofty” intros with classic deep style, a chunky kick with hats and a nice tom drum percussion with added FX. A cool steady rhythm is built up and in comes some deep toned xylophone sounds which adds a brilliant layer to this vibe. The track picks up the pace with many more instruments adding to the cacophony of sound, super tight arrangement and a cert to be picked up on many playlists.
“Lengthways” takes on a more upbeat approach, an amazing kickdrum is backed up with a truly awesome percussion section that will hook you in right from the start. Strange spacey type pads add an eerie feeling and are contrasted by some soft short piano melodies. This sound progresses and borders on prog itself with a deep deep bassline and quality FX, very well constructed.
Deep house stalwart Victor returns to Eyepatch with his two track joint “Some Mellow Deep”. His last release “Deep House Is A Feeling” was well received from all quarters with support from all over. When he’s not producing stunning tracks Victor regularly features on Bonzai’s Basik Beats radioshow and always has a fine selection of top grooves on offer.
The title track on this release is one very classy slice of deep house, kicking off with a soft organ and a very sharp contrasting synth line, the bassline comes through early and hypnotises throughout. Tight drum and percussion arrangement provide a steady rhythm and groovy chords keep this track moving brilliantly. The FX come in just at the right time and some seriously expert filtering adds depth to this. Yet again we see pure quality from Victor, awesome stuff.
Now for something different, “Run For Life” is a track that blends many forms of house into something special. Stepping away from the usual deep house formula we get a classic offset bassline, the breakbeats bring back memories of lower tempo oldskool hardcore and the synth work is pure house driven which gives this sound a lot of character. A huge track that will stand up well in any club and keep those asses shaking.
“How Could I” intros with a dark vocal sample and super low end sub bass with deep housey chords, a cool solid kick ensues and a steady rhythm is born. The track builds nicely with some smooth keys and a multitude of FX which are expertly placed which adds character. An overall energetic vibe from this that will be a welcome addition in any deep set.
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Michael Foiou aka Michael Berklin is a producer and DJ based in Cyprus and here we see his Eyepatch debut with a superb two track EP entitled “S.O.P.A.”. Michael has always loved to explore music and he got his first synthesiser at the age of just 12. After meeting film composer Mario Christophorou (Christopher Breeze) he found himself on the path of electronica and has played with many genres. With releases on many top progressive and trance labels we see a change of direction into deep house and tech.
The title track is a real deep tech monster with a solid and strong groove carved out by the expert arrangements on percussion and drums. A wonderful deep bass sits behind a mesmerizing continuous synth note, this provides the main focus of the track and a perfect tool for any late night party.
“Do Not Cover” continues the deep dark theme for this EP with a bit more attention to the many percussive instruments on offer. Again we see a brilliant bassline keep us in the deeper realms of house while the hypnotising synth work will keep your body flowing, superb stuff.
The third installment of the Eyepatched series on vinyl is available now!
The sampler comes with four original tracks and remixes from Dimitri Liss, Nasrawi, Wonji, Daniele Kama, Project KF and Crocy.
Now in its third instalment, Eyepatch delves into the vaults to deliver another ram packed exclusive vinyl filled with top quality deep house grooves. Four top class tunes with tracks and remixes from some of the best artists Eyepatch has to offer. A must have for any vinyl junkie and your decks are gonna love it!
First up we journey into the sounds of “Backstage Queen” from Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, both these guys have appeared on this series before and we just had to get them back again. This track is a deep house groove that grabs you and holds you in its grip for the duration. Sublime deep bass and a well crafted arrangement are held together with a quite brilliant vocal sequence throughout the track.
Daniele Kama’s remix of Wonji’s “Convince Me” is up next with a more tribal feel, lots of bongos doing the rounds and the vocal takes control when in effect. A deep bassline commands throughout and on the break some classic samples are evident, perfect fodder for vinyl and already a firm favourite on the circuit.
The awesome talents of Dimitry Liss gives us his Re-Rub of Project KF’s “Priority Of Night”, and taking things to a deeper level. Cool sharp hats accompanied with a tight kick set up a solid groove. The sounds are arranged brilliantly with a few added vocal samples thrown in, monster tune for any floor.
Crocy’s “Bouquet” carves out a cool groove with a laidback approach to deep tech house. Subtle intro with percussions building the rhythm and the bass shining through for an awesome ride. On the break funky keys make an appearance changing the landscape slightly and then straight back to a solid deep groove, top stuff.
Popular Dutch producer and remixer The French Connection returns with another absolute stunner of an EP.
“Angels” kicks off with a cracking vocal which leads into a tech house groover filled with super synth shots and a strong percussion arrangement. The bassline provides an upbeat vibe and on the break a brilliant piano is accompanied by more top quality vocals. Something different and something that works so well, expect to see this one get a lot of plays.
“My Style” takes the darker road through tech with a sinister sounding deep bass and even more sinister sounding vocal samples. Smooth drums and percussion give a steady rhythm here and on the break we get more of that fantastic vocal and great FX work. Hypnotising grooves and one for the big floors all over.
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Fifth installment in the Deep Worx series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Joal, Piek, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Scrub, Jon Sine, Ariel R, Oraa, Ecco, Maertz, Luis Bravo, Jon Sweetname, Charles Ramirez, Marc Cotterell, Felipe L, Ittai Barkai, Marcelo Nassi, Ahautzab and Rob McCarthy.
Lucio is now a very regular fixture here at Bonzai and he gets his first outing on Eyepatch with this brilliant release “Jazz Jaus” which is backed up with a great remix. Lucio has already seen releases on Bonzai Basiks, Mint & Mustard, Howz Choonz and Bonzai Progressive, this is testament to his musical diversity and there is excitement every time he unleashes a new cut.
The original mix is quite simply a fantastic jazz, house fusion. The tune intros with some very cool jazzy double bass, subtle pianos and brushy percussions that slowly builds to a full on house experience. Classic house chords find their way into the groove and the whole track comes together beautifully.
Deep, tech house stalwart Wonji is up for remix duty next and he delivers the goods yet again. Taking the original on a much more ethereal journey with bigger synth sounds yet he keeps with the jazzy element on the chords and bass. The track peaks at the right time with the sounds coming together brilliantly, another fine example of Wonji’s immense talent.
“Down Town” gets right into the heart of jazz with another superb double bass riff coupled with very modern almost game style FX coming through. Nice steady rhythms are built with a great drum section while pure house vibes filter in superbly, top stuff again!
Yaroslav Lenzyak aka Ukranian DJ and producer Pozitive debuts on Eyepatch with a smooth and sophisticated laidback deep house vibe on his “Lunahood EP”. Yaroslav spent a long time self learning in the world of production, this led him to many parties and festivals and later on to DJing. Yaroslav has created a quite unique sound within house and this EP is testament to that, enjoy.
“Lunahood” kicks us off in a very laidback surrounding, the drums intro in a breaks style and then slides into a 4/4 groove. The deep vibes ooze out of this track in abundance particularly through the bass and chords. Big stabs of synth weave in and out and an unexpected yet extremely effective piano melody comes through while on the break those deep synths add more melody. A truly amazing slice of deep tech house and definitely one that will be picked up by many.
“Long Alone” has a more familiar sound with a cool steady rhythm on the drums which themselves carry a unique sound. Nice smooth hats and cymbals peek through and a super deep bass sound dominates. Listen carefully as subtle piano chords strike up unexpectedly while on the breakdowns we are treated to some truly amazing synth works with added FX. This tune really is a masterclass in deep house and for sure this will be on a lot of playlists. Once again Yaroslav shows his talents and we can only be excited about what else he has to offer.