Recent posts: Eyepatch Recordings
I3000 aka Mario is a Belgian DJ and producer, he started into music by accident and has went on to host his own parties alongside his girlfriend in the Namur area. With a foothold into the deeper side of tech house we see a superb release on Eyepatch giving a unique sound that is very interesting to the ear.
“Rainy Summer” is a deep deep vibe with a myriad of quirky sounds and FX. A subtle kick leads us into this world where a low end bass rolls along at a steady pace, some nice detuned chords sit well in the depths. The use of many different sounds and effects keep you locked in to see what happens next, a well crafted debut.
Solartoff gives us his Deep Echo Mix, real deep and subtle in essence, an offbeat signature gives this a deep jazzy feeling. We also get a feeling of retro on the almost classic muted synth line with a soft piano coming in to add a new texture. Throughout this journey we become hypnotised by this very unique sound, top quality stuff indeed.
Best of Eyepatch 2012 comes with twenty-five original and remixes from Ittai Barkai, Victor Maximiliano, Dimitry Liss, Wonji, Aiemo, Accatone, Murat Uncuoglu, Diego Alvez, Daniel Ray, Jimmy Galle, Gr-oy, Jamez & Soulboy, Kentaro Kaji, Active Line Six, Van Czar, RV, Unnamed, Project KF, Davide Marchesiello, Rob McCarthy and Pablo Gael.
Dimitry Liss teams up with fellow UAE resident Nasrawi for this new two track EP full of mouth watering deep tech house. Dimitry has recently signed with Bonzai Progressive and we are really excited about this talent and the quality of his recordings. Nasrawi is a true party animal, he is passionate about music and he is even more passionate about making sure his listeners get the fullest experience from his vibes.
First up we delve into the sounds of “Backstage Queen”, straight away the deep house groove 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, tight modulation and filtering add extra layers and textures, amazing.
Getting a bit more funky up in here with “Murmuring Hearts”, so cool, deep n funky tech vibe pours from this track. From the start you get locked into the groove, some nifty percs with sharp hats and claps build up the sound along with a smooth bass and classy vocal shots. One for many boxes here and sure to get a lot of plays.
Funky tech house with soul is what Chanelle Pearl is all about. Born in Quebec, Canada, Chanelle has carved a respectable niche in electronica with her energetic vibes sometimes with an 80’s flavour. Influenced by the likes of Roger Sanchez and The Cube Boys, Chanelle’s ultimate goal is to have her own team of producers and her own record label. Fast becoming a big name on the Canadian dance circuit it won’t be long before she is global. Chanelle debuts on Eyepatch with a superb three track EP filled with her trademark sound.
First is “The Bass”, pure quality funky tech house, bouncy rhythm created by a well crafted drum and perc arrangement. Super funky riffs and a lot of brilliant samples including “turn up the bass” which always adds weight to any track, brilliant stuff and sure to be a big floor filler.
“Mike’s Dinner” kicks us off and straight away the tune is pumping, quite simple structure yet highly effective, super thick kicks and sharp percs provide a steady groove, nice cool bit of a soul flavour in the synths and a short vocal sample helps to deliver a top notch tune.
“Funky Musik” is exactly that, Funky! Deep deep basses accompanied by a more upbeat arrangement on the drums, highly infectious soulful and funky synths will keep the ears pricked up for the duration.
Bonzai and Beatport celebrate the label’s 20 years anniversary with a special 20% discount coupon code on selected labels under our umbrella.
From 12 until 19 November you can claim your discount simply by entering the respective label code when checking out.
Labels and codes are:
Bonzai Progressive: BONZAI20
Bonzai Basiks: BASIKS20
Bonzai Elemental: ELEMENTAL20
Piston Recordings: PISTON20
Eyepatch Recordings: EYEPATCH20
Green Martian: MARTIAN20
Sounds R Us Recordings: SOUNDSRUS20
Monog Records: MONOG20
Prolific producer, remixer and founder of AK Tek Records Konstantin Fedoseev aka Project KF serves up a treat with the remix of an ultimate classic of electronic music. Blue Monday still holds the record as being the biggest selling dance 12″ of all time and Konstantin pays tribute to that in style.
The track starts off with a pure thumping kick drum and a sublime pad with pianos making their way into the sound. A deep throbbing bass takes over for the duration and some cool keys take effect.
Classic piano riff on the break provides the real clue to the original. Such an amazing remix for the 21st century and this one will for sure satisfy trainspotters and hardened clubbers alike.
Fourth installment in the Deep Worx series comes with original tracks and remixes by Charles Ramirez, Ecco, Lucio Grandi , Accatone, Dimitry Liss, Diego Alvez, Solunamanalia, Victor Maximiliano, David Kassi, Evren Ulusoy, Nick Devon, Murat Uncuoglu, Pablo Gael, Costas Papa, Qmusse, Maertz, Brett Lawrence, Mastercris, Wonji, Baltj_More, GarcyNoise, Piek, Gary DF, Jimmy Galle, Project KF and Anton Lanski.
Aiemo aka David Nicosia Longhi takes a detour from his usual chilled out, ambient grooves to deliver a stunning piece of deep tech house. David’s talents shine through with his ability to jump from one genre to the next and he always puts out top notch quality. His latest effort on Eyepatch “Too Many Bubbles” comes with a superb remix from Accatone.
The original mix is a cool laid back affair with lots of deep house and a bit of tech thrown in, nice subtle synth intros the tune with the drums and a thick chunky bass following suit. The delayed piano stands out in this track and adds that deep flavour, some amazing percussions keeps the groove in check.
Portuguese remixer Accatone reworks the original in majestic fashion, retaining the deep vibe while adding in the funk, well crafted instruments slip and slide around this track and keeps up a constant groove, cool FX on the sounds also. Subtle break with a high pitched string and then back into that solid groove, perfect!
Belgian DJ and producer Van Czar debuts on Eyepatch with “Bouge”.
In the early days Van was playing Belgian hard trance as he was heavily influenced by the Cherrymoon Club and in particular the Bonzai sound. Later on he would find the raw side of Detroit Techno and Chicago House and he then started to play gigs around Belgium playing with Sandy Warez in clubs like StarTraxx. As sound evolves so does Van, he now produces quality deep house and tech house but he never forgets his roots in techno.
“Bouge” is a real nice slice of deep funk filled house, heavy on the bass and a thumping kick with sharp percussions all very well arranged over a brilliant funky synth stab, vocal samples comes in on the break and fits well with the sound.
The Van Czar Deep Remix goes deeper still with a constant throbbing groove, the original pieces have been taken down to the depths of house and is quite simply pumping! The vocal sample again is a very welcome addition with very long well crafted delays.
Van Czar’s moniker Cysxe provides another quality remix of his original tune. Much more upbeat vibe with the synth sounds brighter and more prominent, very much tech house with a deep tinge, we’re just loving the vocal on this!
Big release for Van which is sure to be in a lot of playlists all over.
After a short break from Eyepatch and his last release “Canadian Forest EP”, Israeli born Ittai Barkai returns with a funked up maelstrom of pure soul with the “Soul Time EP”
“You Know Soul” takes us on a wild ride of jazz, funk and soul pleasure, muted trumpets and rhythmic bongos with a very familiar organ riff tie this tune up nicely, a cool female vocal asks the question, you know soul, and if you don’t know soul then you will after this!
Proper house driven vibe on “Soundtime”, kicking off with well timed percussions using bongos and creating a bouncing groove. This track then fills up with some nifty piano work and a cracking bassline, great vocal on the break adds an extra bit of flavour.
“Walk The Deck” carries on the house vibe with an intro full some classy deep synths and strings and building to a cool steady groove, melancholic stringed melodies find their way into the track as it chugs along and creates a depth to the overall tune.
Finally on this EP we have “Frontline”, a truly sublime piece of music with lots of strange FX and a gritty bassline, deeper strings come in and a dark funky groove is established.
A very welcome return for Ittai on Eyepatch and one that will gain a lot of attention.
Belgian based producer and remixer R Varez aka RV has naturally evolved through many musical styles, he is inspired to create emotion in his music which transforms to the listener.
He has been involved in music since the early 90’s and today we see his debut on Eyepatch Recordings with “Mamba”.
“Mamba” provides a steady tech house groove, with tight drums, sharp percs and a few vocal shots thrown in creating a party vibe that’ll have everyone rocking in no time!
“Mamba” is remixed by regular artist Jimmy Galle, Belgian born Jimmy has been well received on various labels under the Bonzai umbrella and can boast a nice amount of releases and remixes. Here he adds darker edge to the original with deep bass and low end kicks, eerie pads and an almost haunting bell give this track that edge, tech house at its best here and a groove that will be picked up by many!
Retuning to Eyepatch is Unnamed with “The Meeting”, this is the third outing for Unnamed and the artist would still like to remain anonymous for the time being.
The original mix is a stunning techy tribal house joint filled with all the sounds we love to hear, warbly synth type lead sound with lots of tablas and bongos and a funky ass grooving bassline, some really cool vocals used with a constant whispered voice adding mystery, another well rounded effort from Mr or Mrs Anonymous!
The other mix of “The Meeting”, simply titled The Other Mix continues the amazing tech vibe with heavy tribal influences. The whispered vocal returns and the tabla bongo mix is evident throughout, there is a lengthy sustained organ tone with the familiar warbly sound from the original, much more of a driving rhythm on this one and a solid piece of work again from Unnamed.
This release is exclusive on Beatport for two weeks.