Recent posts: Johny S
Prolific DJ and producer Joni Saarelainen aka Johny S returns to Eyepatch after a long hiatus, but this time he is back making a full release debut with the superb Less Could Be More EP. previously we had seen Joni on remix duty on a few tracks for Chantola way back in 2011, and he continues to offer his skills on Chantola’s tracks to this day. Joni is no stranger to us here in the Bonzai offices either, his first release came on our legacy label Tranceportation under his Saarre guise with Time Stops Here in 2008 and then The Dark EP in 2009, he has also shown up on Green Martian and Nemesis back in 2010. In 2010 he gave us Saxian on Tripomatic Records, this time as Joni S. Since then he has continued to appear on quality labels such as Bullbeat Recordings, Club 86 Recordings as well as appearances on compilations for Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. Great to see him back and we’re sure this newest cut will have a big impact in many sets.
The title track Less Could Be More intros with a nice chunky kick drum and crispy hats with a simple vocal shot in tow. A cool plucky bass comes in and we see the tech house groove take shape. Tight drums make for a smooth flowing rhythm as the deep rooted bass takes hold and dominates the track beautifully. A somewhat minimal sound with subtle synths on the break, this one is a definite floorfiller with killer beats and a pumping vibe that will force you to move.
All Around sets off with a sharp snare and clap combi as distant pads fade in before a cool snare roll takes us to the solid, pounding kick drums and crispy hats. A deep probing bass comes through and settles the groove into full on tech mode that will get the booty’s shakin in no time. A real smooth chord arrangement keeps the groovy vibe moving and is complimented by equally cool vocal snippets. A definite must have track for any set.
Back and refreshed from his last release, the hugely popular “Don’t You Know” (with Junior J), Chantola delivers another fine slice of house driven beats jacked up with a dose of progressive. “I Want You” also comes packed with a very impressive collection of remixes to suit any venue.
The Original Mix constructs a well balanced house groove with its thumpy kicks and crispy percussions giving good rhythm. A very cool bass rips through the track and is further enhanced with some very nifty synth work, the house vibes are ramped up to funky proportions with a great and catchy vocal sample which is coupled with real smooth guitar licks. One hell of a floorfiller on offer and one to watch for sure.
House producer Tero steps up for his first remix on Bonzai with a truly wonderful display of house beats with a sprinkling of deep funk thrown in. Tero has an impressive release count under his belt on labels like Club 86 Recordings and Bullbeat Recordings. From the off the vibe oozes with the pleasures of funky keys which soon build into full on house mode. Perfect drum arrangements give the track a cool bounce, the added vocal samples solidifies the sound while the bass works wonders on the rhythms. Awesome piano work gives this track an all round feel and makes it a must have in any box!
No Chantola release would be complete without the Johny S treatment. This is his sixth remix for Henrik and we can see why he keeps coming back for more. Johny’s own tracks have been on labels like Club 86 Recordings, Bullbeat Recordings and 4 Play Trax to name a few. Here we get into a much more progressive vibe with a super tight arrangement on the drums and percussions. A very cool retro sounding synth does most of the work here as it draws you right into its groove while the deep bass keeps the rhythm flowing. Nice vocal samples come through and on the break the guitar and melodies transform the track before crashing back. Top notch prog house and sure to feature in many sets no doubt.
Another remix debut, this time from Finnish DJ and producer Jesse Suosalmi aka FunkyDee. Jesse too has seen releases on Club 86 and Bullbeat. If you’re after a big floor tune then you’ve come to the right place. The smooth grooves of the original have been taken and ramped up into a party pumping house masterpiece. The funk has certainly been injected here and for those of us who like our music with an oldskool flair then be prepared for a trip that will have you throwing your hands in the air. Absolutely stunning remix and a cert to be featured many times on playlists all over!!
Henrik Kantola aka Chantola is a well versed Finnish producer and we see his new slice entitled Make It Happen backed up with a slew of awesome remixes.
Henrik has been a stalwart in progressive beats for a long time having been on labels like Spinnin Records, Blackhole, Baroque and more recently Bonzai Progressive.
He has appeared on many compilations and remixed lots of tunes under the Green Martian, Camouflage, Fourty 5, Nemesis, Subtraxx and Eyepatch labels. Today Chantola resides on Bonzai Progressive and has delivered a very nice piece of music.
First up we have the Balearic Mix which is full of island pleasures, cool, sophisticated and laid back prog grooves, tight production blends a host of awesome sounds, chunky kick, grooving bass, sultry vocals and swaying synth pads all make for an evening on the terraces.
Matan Caspi drops in to add a hint of tech into the prog house vibe while keeping the coolness and suave of the main sound, very well crafted remix, a little more synth work and some crisp guitar keeps the summer theme alive.
Popular remixing duo Manu Riga gives us their Come Back Remix which delivers a full on prog experience that would fit well on any floor or beach party, constant groove on the bass with those vocals lead up to a break that just exudes summer essence, very powerful remix.
Johny S returns with remix duty on a Chantola track and he delivers as usual, with the focus more on the house side we are treated to an amazing ride, funky bassline and jazzy sax/trumpets make for a big sound for big floors.
The new instalment in the Deep Worx series is here!
Featuring original tracks and remixes by Victor Maximiliano, Accatone, Ishek & Thian, Patrik Prelovsky, Solartoff, Ehsan Zadegan, Mory Yacel, Luciano Nieto, Ittai Barkai, Efron, Agrande, Bastiq2ooo & DenneBerg, MiniTech Project, Fabio Scalabroni, Gr-oy, OneMenWork, diSapia, Jamez & Soulboy, Kosmorama, Nick Pheomotion, Citizen 42, Chantola, Johny S, Pedro Goya and Alkalino.
New instalment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time featuring tracks and remixes from Airwave, Paulina Steel, Arto Kumanto, Code Duello, Mans & Robbertsen, DigitalJ, Castra & Sovve, Arjona vs Blufeld, Kahraman, Lucas Tesselhoff, Luca Lombardi, Thomleck, DreamMan featuring York, Arion Grey, M & D Substance, Chantola, Johny S, Jay Sustain, Zakat Project, Sovve featuring Devize, , Kosmorama, Asten, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Soundmodul & Moffous, Sebastian Weikum, Vanity In Mind and Steve Brian.
Ibiza 2K11 – Deep Frequencies
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Jamez, Accatone, Pedro Goya, Alkalino, Cee Cee Cox, Koen, Ittai Barkai, Victor Maximiliano, Kevin Cheung, Issel Sanchez, Adrian S, Chantola, Johny S, Bastiq2ooo, Robot-Chekist, Manu Riga, Yuri Swexx, Code Duello, Mans & Robbertsen, Sound Profession, Beatblenderz, Gr-oy, Quantum Soul, Fabio Scalabroni, Thorin, Parafernalia and Ehsan Zadegan.
WMC 2K11 – Yearly compilation of Deep & Dub House out on Eyepatch Recordings.
Release comes with original tracks and remixes from Robbertsen Mans, Bastiq2ooo, Sound Profession, Victor Maximiliano, Gr-Oy, Quantum Soul, Code Duello, Ittai Barkai, Beatblenderz, Fabio Scalabroni, Jamez, Kevin Cheung, Thorin, Parafernalia, D-Noise, Chantola, Johny S, Cee Cee Cox, Zakat Project, M&D Substance, Ehsan Zadegan and Esprit Fort & Soulstate.