Recent posts: Ittai Barkai
We welcome back Joe Babylon & Ittai Barkai to the Eyepatch Recordings camp with this superb four tracker entitled Fly Sequence. Ittai returns after a bit of a hiatus, we last caught a glimpse of his sounds back in 2014 with a fantastic remix on Van Czar’s Jean Tonique. Previously he had wowed us with his own brand of deep house and tech grooves on the superb My Sugar Brother EP. Great to see him back once again and hopefully we will see more from him soon.
First up we have Fly Sequence which intros with a very subtle kick drum backed up with cool raspy percussions and a bright crisp hi hat. Warm chords fade through alongside a groovy sauntering bassline that lingers beautifully on the low end. Soulful vocals drift along in the background as the deep rooted groove takes hold. Awesome stuff that will definitely turn a few heads.
A Thought sets off with a nice and tight percussion pattern that is soon joined by a thumping kick drum that will force you to move towards the dancefloor if you’re not already there. Crispy sharp hi hats deliver a solid and steady rhythm as lush pads grab your attention. A deep sub bass shores up the low end creating a wonderful depth to the sound while distant voices linger. A real deep tech groover that will not disappoint.
As last we have the superb Jaffa Nights with its more mellowed tempo that results in a strong deep and groovy track. The tight arrangement consists of some very cool sounds including chunky kick drums and bright hats that blend perfectly with a lazy yet powerful bassline. The main feature here though are those wonderful mesmeric synths that relentlessly weave their way into every orifice of the arrangement. Top notch stuff you do not want to miss.
9th installment in the My House Is Your House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Rick Wade, Marcus Raute, Daniele Breschi, P.A.M.O., Deeply Hi, Moliner, Tirrenia Vibe, Paul Rudder, JR (UK), Scrub, Rion Oidua, GarcyNoise, Ivan Masa, Dan Cano, Gaulois, Mann & Klamm, DOS, Van Czar, Ittai Barkai, Brett Lawrence, Kenny Keys, Iosupescu Lucian and Yaroslav Lenzyak.
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8th instalment in the Deep Worx series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Eric Powa B, Ecco, Haustuff & Leesboon featuring Jonny Keys, Dan Cano, Miguel Reis, Gaulois, Furniture Crew, Fauvrelle, JR (UK), Charlex Ramirez, Stan Garac, Yaroslav Lenzyak, Savvas, Iosupescu Lucian, Klaus Benedek, Accatone, Kisk, Ittai Barkai, Martusciello, E-Klash, Limyth and diSapia.
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.
2014 edition of our Ibiza compilation series is now available in all digital stores featuring 50 original tracks and remixes from artists like Rick Wade, Yusuke Yamamoto, Rogerio Martins, James Dexter, Joal, Eric Powa B, Moliner, Ittai Barkai, Carlo Caldareri, Pole Folder, Gai Barone, Moshic, Airwave, Yuriy From Russia and many others!
Ittai makes a welcome return to EP with his superb three tracker entitled ‘My Sugar Brother EP’. Ittai’s last release ‘Dost’ received great support from all over which is evidence of his highly skilled approach at producing music. No doubt we will continue to be blown away with what this guy has to offer.
First up is ‘Hyoung Nim’ which intros with a smooth kick and percussion combination, this leads nicely into a well rounded synth riff that carries the hallmarks of true deep house grooves. The bass eases into the sound and powers the track beautifully with its deep lush vibes. The groove bounds on relentlessly before taking a respite on the break where the synths come to the fore and the bass takes a back seat. We see the full force of this track once again as the grooves rebuild and leaving us in a deep house utopia.
‘Sugar Caned’ turns up the heat with a somewhat deep and energetic workout. Big chunky kicks abound as a subtle percussive line keeps the rhythm. The break comes early with a sneak peek at some warm chords before the bassline enters the groove. The track continues to build with cool percussive elements and beautiful synths resulting in an seemingly endless and hypnotic journey.
‘Home Is Where The House Is’ takes us right into the heart of deep house. Solid intro with thick kicks and chords with more chords fading through. The bassline eases into the mix very subtly and before you know it we are locked into a fine deep groove. Percussions build nicely creating smooth rhythms and making this a must have for those deeper sets.
Israeli born Ittai Barkai returns to EP with his track “Dost” which comes with a superb remix. Ittai is a firm favourite at Bonzai HQ and it’s always great to see his work come through.
The Original Mix is a true reflection on Ittai’s work, deep, soulful house music with a very warm sound. Tight arrangements on the drums and percs set out a strong rhythmic groove, a constant synth chord sits in the back while funky stabs do the business up front. A real cool and funky treat for any house set, superb!
Another popular figure among the Eyepatch contingent is Daniel Ray with his fantastic remix. The track intros with a smooth deep undertone and a contrasting soft melody. Nice and thick chunky kicks ramp up the groove as the percussion begins to build. A low end subtle bass comes through as lots of simple melodies appear. Very nice track indeed with something about it that will grab a lot of attention.
The very busy Van Czar is back to Eyepatch with another stomping deep house cut entitled “Mon Reve”. The track is backed up with two top notch remixes and proves yet again that when it come to quality then Van is your man.
The original is any deep house fans dream. The intro has a big room feel with a reverbed kick and sharp hat setting off the groove brilliantly, cool vocals fade in and give off a club bar atmosphere while a very simple bass adds huge weight to the sound. Classy, filtered deep house chords are accompanied by a plucky string. On the break the bass takes over alongside a soulful vocal which is the icing on the cake for a truly fantastic cut.
Israeli born Ittai Barkai returns to Eyepatch and is first up to remix duties, big chunky kicks are matched with a wonderfully deep bassline which is both smooth and edgy. Cool percs provide a steady rhythm and very subtle guitars keeps the groove moving. The break goes deeper with some amazing long synths before getting right back into this party rocking vibe, top stuff.
The ever impressive Solartoff gives us his Modulare Remix. A much more upbeat vibe is garnered through brighter sounds, cool bouncy bass and sharp synth stabs are contrasted with a deeper organ sound. The kicks and percussions give off a flowing rhythm which will have any booty shaking. A fun track indeed which will be a welcome addition to any set.
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.
Third installment of the Kult Kollektor series comes with original tracks and remixes from Oliver Moldan, Isma-Ae, Innate, Matan Caspi, Irad Brant, Soliquid, Quivver, Phatjak, Nicole Moudaber, Beckers, Fusion F, Come T, Lovesky, Wally Lopez, Bruce Aisher presents G-Stylz, John Digweed, Phonique featuring Erlend Oye, Neil Quigley, Shieldz, Nova, Ant Brooks, Steve Haines, LoQuai, Andy Chatterly, Clinton Brown, Andrea Saenz, Robots Memory, Henry Saiz, James Zabiela, James Harcourt, Ittai Barkai, Gr-oy, Guy Mantzur, Stephan Bazbaz, Celldweller, Filo and Peri.
2013 edition of our WMC Miami series, this year including original tracks and remixes by John 00 Fleming, Velvet Girl, Nancy Burrello, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor,Van Bellen, Rishi K., Natalia Data, Ed Lee, Manu Riga, Solar Fields, Blufeld, 06R, Airwave, Nico Parisi, Moshic, Arthur, Manos, LoQuai, Shimmer, Digital Angel, Matteo Monero, Thomas Genchev, Mindgamers, Metodi Hristov , Chantola, Matan Caspi, Crocy, George V, The Revolving Junkie, Mylan, Dee Brown, Diego Alvez, Ecco, Chanelle Pearl, Andree Wischnewski, Eric Kanzler, Mr. Dello, Sa.Du, Oliver Moldan, Oliver Moldan, Oz Romita, Billy Mason, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Daniele Kama, Piek, Wonji, Gabriel Feitor, Tiago Ribeiro, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Nasrawi, Project KF, RV, Jimmy Galle, Ittai Barkai, I3000, and Prompter.
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.
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.
Ibiza 2K12 – Deep House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Wonji, Ed Lee, Brett Lawrence, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Sa.Du, Unnamed, Jimmy Galle, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Middle Rhythm, Qmusse, Maertz, Rishi K., Jamez & Soulboy, Guido Durante & Mattia Evo, Baltj_More, Submantra, Jon Sweetname, Iker Undersound, Charles Ramirez, Vasco, Diego Alvez, Ittai Barkai and Solartoff.
EPISODE 166: Tiago Ribeiro – Grooviest Cat (AU Records)
AU Orange is proud to present its third release. Deepest than ever, Tiago Ribeiro’s “Grooviest Cat” is an EP full of surprises, containing the original version and 3 wonderful remixes from Joao Teixeira (Portugal), Filipa Rebelo (Portugal) and Jazzam (Ecuador).
Tiago Ribeiro made its original version very pleasant to classic deep-house lovers with its “chicago beat style” fused with delayed saxophone sounds, typical delayed house music female shouts and the unusual using of “mafia style” vocals and flute sounds. This very simple composition has been tested and approved in the dance floor, making the crowd move to its groove.
Joao Teixeira, portuguese DJ and house music producer is the newest acquisition on our artist team. His remix shown how perfectly he fits AU Orange’s philosophy, delivering his meaningful mix, enabling the listener to take a trip while listening to his track. Beautifully sculpted, this version is marked by its random sounding percussion and every little detail in its production, from the usage of the right sounding pads and stabs, ambience violins and brilliant vocal treatment. We asked, Joao delivered!
Filipa Rebelo presented a solid sounding mix with a beautiful composition between different synth sounds, building a beautiful sounding deep-house track. Very well produced, this mix has a different basis, changing the classic “chicago house beat” with very powerful and effective new-school percussion. Once more Filipa’s done it and made her magic, grabbing the “old schoolish’ original mix and recreating in a completely different way, while keeping all its feelings and beauty.
Jazzam brought to the EP his techie vision of “Grooviest Cat”, spicing it to ground shaking levels! If every version in this EP has its own hour to be played, Jazzam’s version is definitely the 6AM version. Outrageously dance-floor effective, this mix counts with beautifully synthesized arp’s and great overall arranging and its our big trump to hit the most demanding crowds.
EPISODE 167: U.O.K. – Emperor’s Palace (Bonzai Elemental)
Debut album from chillout artist U.O.K. in Bonzai Elemental.
EPISODE 168: Goksel Vancin – Veni Vidi Vici (Sounds R Us Recordings)
Göksel Vançin, born in 1984 in Istanbul, where he started his musical career on a Akai deck on the age of 8.
His brothers effected Göksel to new wave, new age and techno styles. All that influence brought him to the sound of techno, tech house and deep house.
His first release was in the year 2008 on the infamous imprint of Ahmet Sendil’s Bosphorus Underground Recordings.
For the very first time Göksel is proudly presenting his 2 magnificent tech house & techno tracks on Sounds R Us Recordings.
EPISODE 169: Zas & Sanze present Mindgamers – Hold You (Bonzai Progressive)
This young & dynamic producer duo from Tallinn is worth keeping an eye & ear on.
Mindgamers was created by two talented DJs from Estonia – Zas & Sanze. Both of them are Tallinn natives and started their career in 1999. In the year 2009, they founded the musical project Mindgamers. The main genres they are producing are progressive and tech house.
This release comes with a brilliant Stefano Noferini remix with early support from Slam, Luciano, Anderson Noise, Benoit C, Funkatron, Scan Mode,…
EPISODE 170: Ittai Barkai – Canadian Forest EP (Eyepatch Recordings)
Fast rewind a few years back and you’ll find Ittai gently leaning towards a turntable, headphones on, listening to music. May it be African chorals, early techno or the Beatles, it all lay side by side on the long & endless shelves of musical ideas.
Years have passed and the magic is cautiously blended into know how – Amplifiers and compressors, Drum arrangements and notes, Cutoffs and wavetables all put together side by side to reproduce and recur similar musical ideas.
After producing music for the World Wildlife Foundation and other soundtrack projects, Ittai is lately focused on producing simple yet aesthetic electronic tracks well aimed at both home listeners and club DJ’s.
strong>EPISODE 171: Airwave – Cathedrals Of Hope (L*C*D Recordings)
God, this is one hell of a cracker!
Cathedrals Of Hope is an outstanding piece of music. Credible, Strong, with an Attitude.
Reset marks Airwave’s return to heavier sounds for a trancer that’s larger than life.
And Last But Not Least: a Brand New Version of his last Smasher Atlas Winds, this time featuring great vocals by Francesca Genco. Should justify its presence into every actual dj’s recordbox for the next months to come.