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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.
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”.
Debut outing on Eyepatch for Prompter with their Mundo Distante EP, deep filled tech house vibes all over.
Prompter are Yury Soldatov from Munich and Chris Voss from Bonn. They got together in 2010 and have experimented with lots of styles from Detroit techno, deep house, tech house and Latino music.
Yury is the perfectionist and Chris is the level headed organiser and this combination has led to a respectable amount of releases.
The duo remixed Ilgner & Forbes – Oracle on Bonzai Basiks and have many more remixes under their belt. They have played many parties including Bar 99 (FFM/GER), Bootshaus (Cologne/GER), Bullitt Club (Munich/GER), Es Paradis (St Antoni/Ibiza/ES), Ibiza Global Radio (Ibiza/ES), Kaknästornet (Stockholm/ Sweden), Kreuz 16 (Munich/GER), Kiez Klub (Hannover/GER), Ocea, Heaven (St. Eulalia/Ibiza/ ES), Ruhr in Love Festival (Oberhausen/GER) ,Summerwave Festival (Bremen/GER) and U60311 (FFM/GER) to name a few.
Vuelo kicks us off in a nice cool deep house vibe with lots of plucky instruments coming in and out and a deep bass, on the break there is a subtle piano and a sublime build up with loads of cool FX. Perfect fodder for any late night venue.
La Luna captures a beautiful picture in your mind of a dark night with a glowing moon over the ocean. The deep vibe on this track invokes that image so well, all the qualities you would expect in a deep house tune and done brilliantly. The breakdown really is something amazing, sweet, subtle and deep.
La Estrella takes a slightly different approach, deep house with breaks. Awesome deep groove, low basses and a slew of cool FX. This creates a big sound and will definitely get those ears pricking up.
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.
Italian producer Davide Marchesiello gives us a 2 track tech house beauty.
Davide grew up following DJ’s such as Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez and Francois K. Today he is influenced by Ricardo Villalobos, Uner, Luciano and Ted Patterson.
Las Larvas is a tribal fuelled tech joint, very heavy on the percussion and some great FX that come sweeping by, deep bassline and a whispered vocal tie this track up beautifully.
Chill And Sex is a more funky affair with very subtle synths and swaying pads, this tune builds up to a mighty groove and stays there with little mini breaks to catch your breath and then straight back into it, great stuff.
Returning to Eyepatch for another round of minimal tech house is Thanos Dimitriou aka Sa.Du.
Thanos became interested in the techno and trance sound during his teenage years growing up in Athens, Greece. He started to DJ in 1994 on local radio stations and along with some friends they promoted parties and booked the best Greece had to offer. In 2008 Thanos began a career in music production and went on to release through Bonzai Limited, Bonzai Basiks, Eyepatch Recordings and many more labels.
Now concentrating on a techno orientated sound we get his latest work entitled Espana along with two other tracks.
The title track Espana is a fun ride along the tech expressway. Starting off with a strong bassline and cool groove on the percussion the tune develops into an energetic dance floor friendly monster. Spanish influences all over the sound with an ever familiar guitar and trumpets, lots of great fx and a cool vocal sample.
Oneiro builds and builds to awesome tech heights, starting off with a cool rhythm and great basses, quite sublime in places with well structured melody.
Rich fits into the darker side of techno, retro sounds on the synth with awesome vocal samples, this one will gain a lot of attention for sure.
Always on the up Sa.Du will continue to deliver quality beats.
Eyepatch continues to go from strength to strength, we’ve been able to capture another fine example of deep house pleasure.
Accatone is the alias of José Reis. He grew up listening to Detroit techno, Chicago house, deep, dub techno and later on to all kinds of world music. With a debut album gaining a lot of support from around the world Jose now gives us a sublime two tracker.
Bring starts off on a kind of dub trip breaking down into a simple yet effective piano chord structure with a cool vocal sample, tight bassline and great percussions tie this whole track together beautifully.
Everything is stripped back to bare minimal sounds with a great hypnotic bass and a raspy distorted vocal on a huge breakdown, tight production which shows real professionalism in music.
Early support and feedback comes from the likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Claude Von Stroke, Gabriel Ananda, Richie Hawtin, Nick & Danny Chatelain, Ken Liu, Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show), Koma (Jacbri Radio Show/Proton Radio), Deep South Audio (Volcano Radio, Pulzar FM), Andreas Akratos (Re-Think Radio, Night Series), Riyaz Khan (Diversions Radio Toronto), Mikey Breaky (Flirt 101.3FM, Galway) and many more…