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Kevin takes on the guest spot this week on Bonzai Basik Beats and not for the first time either. He has been a prominent figure over the years at the Bonzai HQ having been a guest DJ on many occasions and with releases on several of our labels. His latest offering was with ‘Andromeda’ on our Bonzai Progressive imprint which saw much attention. Today’s mix comes with tracks and remixes from artists like deepAlexander, Terranova, Oliver Lieb, Gui Boratto, Guy J, Anthony Yarranton, Danny Lloyd and Navar as well as Kevin himself.
Tracklisting – Episode 205 – mixed by Kevin Vega:
1º deepAlexander – Midnight Launch (Kevin Vega Remix)
2º Terranova – Headlock (Original Mix)
3º Alessandro Diga – Berlin (Oliver Lieb Remix)
4º Gui Boratto – Paralelo (Solee Remix)
5º Michael A & Dmitry Molosh – Resolutions (Original Mix)
6º Lovejet – Babylon (Original Mix)
7º Dalaspa – Rendro (Andre Sobota Remix)
8º Guy J – Diaspora (Original Mix)
9º Antrim – Labyrinth (Gai Barone Remix)
10º Mind Against – Avalon (Original Mix)
11º Scotty A – Sense Of An Ending (Navar Remix)
12º Anthony Yarranton – Bag Of Bells (Danny Lloyd Remix)
Airwave and DJ Fire join forces once again to deliver another stunning deep progressive monster entitled Without Roots which comes backed up with four superb remixes. The guys have work well together in the past with their hugely successful Fire and Ice project, and more recently with cool cuts such as Kabalash.
First up we have the original mix that starts life with a nice chunky kick and subtle percussions. A deep rooted pad begins to fade through as the percussion arrangements become more prominent. As the track progresses we are drawn into a darkly atmospheric space that consumes your mind beautifully. Distant ethnic sounds further enhance the deep progressive vibes and add a surreal element. Deep basses bubble up from deep within the groove as soft melodic phrases break through and we are left with a stunningly epic track that will prove a hit in many sets for sure. Not to be missed.
Relaunch is first up with his brilliant remix. Big and bold intro as monster kicks take full control from the off to the backdrop of tight percussions and a hypnotic synth loop. Dancey drum patterns soon follow and lead us up to a fantastic Psy styled riff that really sets the track off. The bass sits perfectly under the track and adds its own pulsating rhythms to the sound. The break is an out of this world moment that delivers a beautiful euphoric vibe as melodies are forged out of a wonderful string and pad arrangement. We are then thrust back into this tough edged workout for the duration, absolute top quality yet again from Maik.
Kevin Vega is back on remix duty and as he normally tends to do he has raised the bar again with this remarkable journey through the progressive spectrum. The intro eases in with a beautiful atmospheric soundscape filled with lush tones and subtle melodic flavours. Distant percussions lead up to a fantastic pulsing bass which is soon joined by a smooth kick and the track flows magically. Intensity breeds at every turn and soon you will find yourself locked into a stunning hypnotic groove. A truly epic ride that will appeal to many, a must have.
On fire producer Audio Noir is up next with his remix that stuns with its wonderful complexities. An Audio Noir Odyssey is a master stroke of epic proportions as the intro guides us into a progressive world filled with a myriad of melodies and tight arrangements. Beautifully tweaked sound designs light up the spectrum with warm pads, cascading arps and a haunting chorus. These sound blend perfectly into an epic intro that builds to a stomping rolling kick climax. Big chunky kicks take over alongside a brilliant bassline that just oozes acid flavour. The track holds a steady flowing rhythm and takes us to the break where we are given respite in a serene setting with fluctuating melodies before we are slammed right back with the help of a massive build up. No more words, just listen, you will not be disappointed.
Audio Noir offers up his Zen Mix which encapsulates the ambient side of his Odyssey. All the mesmeric and haunting qualities are gathered together to captivate us into a surreal progressive driven utopia. Anticipation builds as we are teased with the prospect of a full on 4×4 beat that never arrives. Absolutely amazing work yet again from this wonderfully talented guy.
Club Traxx new series Dark & Deep comes with original tracks and remixes by metrOnomes, Kevin Vega, deepAlexander, Yuriy From Russia, Jonny Calypso, Dafar, Kabalo, Rise And Fall, Samotarev, Napalm & D-Phrag, Steve Sai, 10000 Sounds Project, Ego Progressus, Sa.Du, The Revolving Junkie, Phat Traktor, Antonio Citarella, Pierre Zamyatin, Fran Navaez, Ruben Losada and Eric Kanzler.
Soft Knees aka Finnish duo Antti Mantysaari and Jarno Kilpia are back to BP with ‘Reflexion’. The guys’ last outing ‘Couchclocking’ gained support from many quarters and here we will no doubt be treated to more of the same.
The Original Mix sets off with a nicely tweaked kick with cool clip on the top, these beats set the scene beautifully and are soon followed by a bubbly bassline that controls the low end with ease. Sweeping synths make a show and become a big feature of the sound as they tease out a cool melody. The rhythms really let loose with the aid of some tight drum patterns while on the break things whittle down to just those sweepy synths and some stunning acid lines. Superb progressive house sounds that will do well on any floor.
The ever popular Kevin Vega steps up to remix duty first. Kevin is fresh off the back of his stunning ‘Andromeda’ which marked his return to BP after a short break. Here he pulls out all the stops once more to deliver s surreal slice of progressive goodness. The intro boasts a dominating percussion section alongside a nice and chunky kick, this sets up the groove perfectly as the rhythms slowly unwind at the start of this epic ride. Subtle pads begin to fade through and bring with them a hint of melody making you want more. The bass shatters into the sound and transforms the track so beautifully giving it that real progressive edge. A story is to be told in the ever evolving melodies and that makes this track a truly awesome listening experience, top notch yet again!
UK based Cordoba aka Lloyd Trimmer gives us his remix and what a job this guy does yet again. Lloyd’s latest track ‘Surface’ has been performing extremely well on the circuit and on download portals, this is a testament to the quality on offer from a talented producer. Here the remix intros with a full on progressive flavour, chunky kicks and crispy hats provide a solid platform for hypnotic synths and a superb rolling bassline which becomes infectious after just a short time. The break focuses on stabby synths with the bass rising up from the depths to take us back into this absolutely stunning slice, a must for any box!
Smok debuts on Bonzai Progressive with his remix and what an impression he makes. The track intros with a cool deep flavour as chunky kicks pump out a lush groove. Smooth deep synth stabs are the perfect companion for the plucky bass, the bass itself is a real groovy affair which will have you on the dancefloor pronto! Tight drum arrangements provide for a solid and steady rhythmic feel and on the break this continues with some nice percussion alongside a cool funky element. Top stuff for this guys debut and a must for those groovier progressive sets.
Kevin Vega makes a very welcome return to Bonzai with his three tracker entitled ‘Andromeda’. Kevin remains a popular figure around Bonzai and he is always on hand to deliver some fantastic remixes as well as keeping us hooked with his own material.
First up we have ‘Andromeda’ which sets off on a silky smooth progressive road trip filled with a myriad of cool sounds. The groove here is just divine as the kicks meander along with ease and are backed up with a subtle percussion arrangement. A big feature on the track is the attention to detail as intricate sounds are woven together beautifully. The break descends into a world of wispy delight with a cool vocal sample keeping the ears trained perfectly. Great stuff from Kevin and not to be missed.
‘Consolidate’ intros with a nice punchy kick with a smooth percussion underlay. The bass begins to form from way down below and bubbles up to the surface to get the asses shakin. Expertly crafted synths provide a classy arp which is complimented with a sweeping pad and a hint of melody. The track evolves sweetly with an intensity being generated through raspy sounds and culminating in a very enjoyable journey.
Lastly we have ‘Destiny’ which gets going with a chunky kick that packs a massive punch. The beat drops off revealing a distant synth that leads the way for a nice flowing bassline. The sounds start to come out of nowhere and create a very fine and flowing groove with percussions spicing up the rhythm brilliantly. A very nice set builder for sure.
New Club Traxx series covering the infamous Breaks style, including original tracks and remixes by Phi Phi, Airwave, John 00 Fleming, Philthy Chit, Superlifter, Timewave, Monojoke, Nick O’Sean, Moshic, Subtara, Planisphere, Kevin Vega, LoQuai, Anton MAKe, Plu-Ton, Elev8, VidesAngelini, 06R, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Douglas Howarth, Thorin, And3rsun, Javanny, Viktor K, Esprit Fort, SoulState, Shiloh, Zakat Project, Ayelon and The Digital Blonde.
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Kevin Vega is back to Bonzai Basik Beats with a exclusive 60 min mix!
Tracklisting – Episode 182 – mixed by Kevin Vega:
1º Santi Mossman&Rodrigo Mateo – Microcosmos (Sahar Z Remix)
2º Chaim – Ur Around Me
3.º Ambassador – The Fade (Guy J Remix)
4º Luis Junior Pres. Mooseekaa – Questions
5º Ellen Allien&Thomas Muller – Delta Zoo (Ellen Allien Edit)
6º Muui – Bundya
7º Tale Of Us & Vaal – Concor
8º Mondkrater – Alina (Microtrauma Remix)
9º Kiasmos – Driven
10º Sector 7 – Aloha (Yuriy From Russia Remix)
11º Oliver Lieb – Dark Energy
12º Navar Feat. Nick Beman – Long Lost Friend
Croatian born DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar is back after his debut ‘Timeloop’ on our Green Martian imprint with a smooth progressive house stomper entitled ‘Midnight Launch’. The track comes with Original plus two superb remixes from top producers.
The Original Mix gets going with a very cool chunky kick and superb deep bass combo, synths begin to rise as the percussion start to shape the rhythm giving off a flowing progressive house vibe. Nice and subtle melodic arp sequences tease away as the focus of the track remains on that wonderful bass. The break features those subtle melodies before the intimidating bass struts back into the groove bringing with it some very cool stabs, great stuff.
First up on the remix we have the very talented Belgian DJ and producer Nico Parisi. Nico’s 2013 ended on a mega high with the release of his much anticipated track ‘Caress’ which performed extremely well and came packed with a slew of quality remixes. He also attended many parties towards the end of the year where he showcased his DJ skills. 2014 looks set to be another bumper year for Nico and currently he very busy in the studio with new material as well as gearing up for more gigs. His remix intros with a cool well rounded kick with a nice clip on top and a fantastic deep bass combination. Hypnotic synths play a big part here and shape the sound very well giving cool contrasts with teasing melodies and phat synths alike. Pure progressive vibes all round here and a taste of more things to come!
Bonzai regular Kevin Vega returns to the remix desk yet again with a wonderful offering of surreal progressive house. Kevin always delivers on the remix front as evident with his recent work on Thorin’s ‘Hallucinogen’ which is proving to be quite popular. The remix here starts off with super cool reverbed kicks and crispy hats. The bass wastes no time and edges into the sound creating a lush atmosphere. Plucky synths form up as a gritty almost guitar like riff plays out while pads begin to rise through this multi-layered construction. A short respite during the break as the bass and kicks peel away before they come storming back to continue on this excellent progressive journey.