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JONATHAN CALVO – A FEW GIRLS EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

Jonathan Calvo makes a welcome return to Basiks, his third outing on this imprint comes in the form of the fantastic A Few Girls EP. Jonathan has been working hard on the circuit with DJing and producing and has been around the scene for twenty years. He has been influenced by 80s and 90s musical styles and in the early 2000s he started to play in several clubs, discos and after hours parties around Barcelona and Girona. His cool and dynamic style has led him to be a much respected name among national and international DJ’s. Aside from Bonzai, Jonathan has seen releases on Steel Ground, Datacode, We In The Box and Doppelgaenger.

A Few Girls sets off with a solid, punchy kick and bright, crispy hats in tow. Forming a cool flowing rhythm, the drums are tight here and that’s just how we like it. A fantastic deep, probing bass takes control of the groove as the tech elements of the track begin to shine. Cool, distorted answer phone vocals come in providing a surreal narrative to the track. Expertly executed filtering takes place on the break as the sound is washed and then recovered beautifully into the pounding groove it is for the duration. Top notch stuff.

Oh! Geez intros with cool hats and percussions that build up a solid, layered drum section with the introduction of that pounding kickdrum. In the background some ambient sounds create a textured atmosphere. A funky ass bassline takes over and the groove settles into a deep, house fuelled slice of tech that will get the dancing feet shuffling in no time. Cool vocals come in and out of the sound while on the break a surreal sequence takes us right back into the main sound with crash. Superb stuff that will definitely turn a few heads.

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17 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 258 – MIXED BY JONATHAN CALVO

Jonathan Calvo is up for his debut guest spot on Bonzai Basik Beats with a tantalizing tech fuelled mix to get the party started. Jonathan has seen a number of releases on our Bonzai Basiks imprint and he never fails to deliver the goods. Last time round we saw his A few Girls EP hit the floors running with great support coming in from all angles. Today’s mix serves up top notch cuts from the likes of Dauwd, Alberto Ruiz, Juan Ddd, Macromism, Daniel Trim, Dani Sbert and Fritz Kalkbrenner as well as several select cuts from Jonathan’s own discocraphy.

Tracklisting – Episode 258: mixed by Jonathan Calvo

1º Dauwd – Moety (Original Mix)
2º Jonathan Calvo – Timing (Original Mix)
3º Alberto Ruiz – Alien (Juan Ddd Remix)
4º Jonathan Calvo – Bedford Street (Original Mix)
5º Macromism – What’s Up (Original Mix)
6º Daniel Trim – Asimo (Original Mix)
7º Dani Sbert – Diffusion (Original Mix)
8º Jonathan Calvo – The Instructor (Original Mix)
9º Fritz Kalkbrenner – Kings In Exile (Original Mix)
10º Macromism – Crazy (Original Mix)
11º Jonathan Calvo – Traumatizer (Original Mix)

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TECH HOUSE TOOLBOX 4 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our Tech House Toolbox series continues with volume 4 churning out another round of the finest tech fuelled cuts from labels including Piston Recordings, Bonzai Basiks, Sounds R Us Recordings, Sudam, Monog Records and more. We never let up on the quality front and this time around we have sourced top notch original tracks from the likes of Carlo Caldareri, Ecco, Jonathan Calvo, Oz Romita, Chrono, Toral, Lagho, Hermann Dius, Davina, GgDex, Di Chiara Brothers, Laesh, Ricardo Espino, DJ Ferry, JR From Dallas, Alan Castro, Art Sparks, Matteo Cabassi, Lucky, Cerillo, Ecco, Milos Pesovic, Blansch, Jazzman Wax, Iban Montero, Capryo, Wrightly, HedUbble, Marco Madia and Johnny Deep. Just the boost required to get your dance filled weekend started.

Tech House Toolbox 4, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

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TECH HOUSE TOOLBOX 4 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Our Tech House Toolbox series continues with volume 4 churning out another round of the finest tech fuelled cuts from labels including Piston Recordings, Bonzai Basiks, Sounds R Us Recordings, Sudam, Monog Records and more. We never let up on the quality front and this time around we have sourced top notch original tracks from the likes of Carlo Caldareri, Ecco, Jonathan Calvo, Oz Romita, Chrono, Toral, Lagho, Hermann Dius, Davina, GgDex, Di Chiara Brothers, Laesh, Ricardo Espino, DJ Ferry, JR From Dallas, Alan Castro, Art Sparks, Matteo Cabassi, Lucky, Cerillo, Ecco, Milos Pesovic, Blansch, Jazzman Wax, Iban Montero, Capryo, Wrightly, HedUbble, Marco Madia and Johnny Deep. Just the boost required to get your dance filled weekend started.

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28 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JONATHAN CALVO – TRAUMATIZER (BONZAI BASIKS)

Spanish DJ and producer Jonathan Calvo makes a welcome return to Basiks with his brilliant two tracker Traumatizer. It’s been just over a year since we last saw Jonathan with his summer 2013 release The Instructor which performed well.

Traumatizer intros with a big chunky low end kick and crispy sharp hats that get the rhythms flowing nicely. Cool FX go off in the background and give an almost industrial feel to the sound as the layers build with various percussions. The bass sits off the main groove beautifully and provides a solid platform for this techno monster to shine. Darkly sinister whispered vocals toughen up the groove brilliantly as the track goes deeper into the realms of edgy techno. Superb stuff that will be a top pick for those deep dark sets.

Timing fades in with a smooth filtered bass and is soon joined by a punchy kick and shuffling percussion section. The bassline dominates as it locks you into the groove beautifully while various FX keep the techno vibe flowing. The break offers a subtle high pitched string with tribal chants also coming through before slamming right back into the main track. A brilliant tribal techno workout that is sure to be on many playlists.

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17 November 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PURE TECH 7 (BONZAI BASIKS)

7th installment in the Pure Tech series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Van Czar, Kini Rao, Charles Ramirez, Moll, Jamez, Jimmy Galle, Sa.Du, Cele, Ozan Kanik, Enrico Caruso, Ozgur Uzar, Jonathan Calvo, Andy Slate, Zolex, Alessan Main, Kevh Ripple, Eric Kanzler, Ed Whitty, The Electric 10, Diego Herrera, Onofrio Conte, Tribal Warriors, Oz Romita, Roderick Fox, HP Vince, John Manning, Redhead, Franky Jones and NaaN.

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26 May 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TECH HOUSE TOOLBOX 2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

25 December 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JONATHAN CALVO – THE INSTRUCTOR (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

11 September 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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