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Second installment in the Nu Progressive series, this time around with original tracks and remixes by John 00 Fleming, Planisphere, Pierre Zamyatin, Diego Alvez, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Noa Romana & Deersky, Samotarev, Moshic, Manu Riga, Kintar & Rex, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor, Van Bellen, Stefan Djordevic, Sonsez, Audio Noir, Frangellico, Soundmodul, Moffous & Francesco Parla, Lemonchill, Kliment, The Revolving Junkie, The Idem, Kevin Vega and Loquai.
Chapter 10 of the Progrez series continues to showcase amazing talents in the progressive world. Five new tracks grace this edition from artists across the globe with top quality productions all round.
First up we have Sonsez with “Balance”. Based in Germany, Serder Sonsez Dumlu has an impressive list of releases behind him on some top notch labels including Baroque Back Catalogue, Deepsessions Recordings, Fraud Recordings and more. Here he delivers superb tripped out progressive vibes with a haunting ambience. Thumping kicks start us off with eerie FX creating that haunting atmosphere, the rhythm flows when the deep bass kicks in and we settle into an absolute stomping ride, well crafted melancholic melodies make a show adding to the intensity, brilliant.
Next is Lemonchill with “Dark And Darker” which is exactly what this track is, deep dark progressive house. Israeli producer Idan Or aka Lemonchill is no stranger to Bonzai, he had a collaborative compilation out on Bonzai Progressive in 2011 entitled “Room 305″. Tracks also appeared on Music Worx, Green Martian and a host of others along the way. This track is real deep heavy bass monster, from the off we get a taste of that bass which vibrates right through your soul. Strong, solid groove here with a tight drum arrangement, huge energy generated here that will have those bass bins shaking!
Canadian born Abe Van Dam delivers us “Pi Scorpii”, a well constructed slice of prog house. Abe has seen a number of releases on Quanza Recordings, J V Records and Pro B Tech Records. His styles range from tribal to techno and he also likes to mess around with time signatures. This track has got many elements which fit so well, a real deep bass with multiple FX work well together and that gives a techy side to things. Tight groove with kicks and sharp percs building to the break where a sinister vibe takes hold, nice funky vocal also, superb stuff.
Based in Romania, Dopex is up next with “Elegy”. With a release on SeeSaw Records, pure electronica is a good way to describe this sound, beautiful arrangement skills with a myriad of sounds and FX raiding our senses. Real deep vibe with subtle kicks and a world of percs with a raspy spoken vocal narrating throughout, very impressive.
Steven Quesada aka Tepes from San Jose, Costa Rica rounds up this latest edition with “S.H.O.C.K.”. Mainly producing trance with releases on eMusica and Only Trance Records we see Steven darken his vibe for a quality ride into progressive trance. Super tough bass and thumping kicks are contrasted with a sweet melodic sound throughout. On the break a top quality vocal brings the whole sound together very well indeed, quality!
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.
New volume of Club Traxx – Progressive House.
Contains original tracks and remixes from Luca Lombardi, Funky Space Pirates, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Da Others and Andrea Saenz vs Ro Garcia, DJ IVI-R , Chantola, Storyteller, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Jan Peters, Erdem Aktas, Manu Riga, MiniTech Project, Marko La Rocca, Section 9, Drahosh, 21street, Phony Orphants, Thorin, Ken Loi, Yuan, Dezarate, Verche, Cee Cee Cox, Artois, and Chris M featuring Anissa Sukma.
Bonzai Progressive Kult – Volume 7 (Bonzai Progressive) by Marnik Bonzai
Bonzai Progressive Kult 7 – 19th Anniversary Edition.
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Jamez & Soulboy, Orlando Voorn, Ehsan Zadegan, Narel, Planisphere, 21street, Phony Orphants, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Manu Riga, Dennis Franchi, Soundmodul & Moffous, Onemenwork, Joal, Apple Juice, Fred Tames, Kevin Cheung, Adam Nics, Cause & Effect, Mike Young & Savi Leon, Fab Code, M62, Kernel Key, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Mass Digital, Sander Bogertman, Matt Silver & Brisboys and Soulwave.
Ibiza 2K11 – Progressive House Frequencies
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Dezarate, Pamuya, Da Othersz, Andrea Saenz vs Ro Garcia, Chantola, Storyteller, Thorin, Chris M, Lemonchill, Jan Peters featuring Aviatrix , MiniTech Project, Marko La Rocca, Erdem Aktas, Mindgamers, Blufeld, Parlange, Kelly O’Brian, Jake Shelton, Gerard Serrat, Jasper Jinx, Alex Torn, Chantola, Artois, Jan van Lier, Verche, Quadran, Manu Riga, Jimmy Galle, Planisphere, Funky Space Pirates, Ran Salman and Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir and Uriel.
Room305 from Lemonchill is featured on the Album Spotlight section of the popular tranceinternational.com website.
“Over the last couple of months we’ve fallen into step with Bonzai Records modernist, underground take on trance & progressive. Between Miika Kuisma’s album in Jan and last month’s Chantola feature, they’re bringing new shades and complexions to dance music and are doing so again here with LemonChill.
Based in the port city of Haifa, LemonChill producer Idan is living, breathing testimony that all Israeli trance doesn’t necessarily come with a ‘Psy’ prefix. Far from it, in fact. Idan’s biog states he incorporates a mixture of “chillout, electro, down-tempo and dreamy electronic music” into this music, which “is topped with “trance, jazz, industrial, gothic, synthpop, chillout and lounge”.
Well yowsah! A head-spin brew indeed. First and foremost what we’re hearing on his ‘Room305’ album is high-order progressive house & prog-trance, very much of the pulsating and transcendental variety too. The album is the closing release in an LP trilogy arc for which Idan’s pinned down some of the worlds most discerning, netherworld remix names to recalibrate tracks from his 2010 albums ‘Conversations With God’ and ‘Sleeping With Giants’. Steve Baltes, Promid, Arion Grey, Hiroki Oki, Jan Peters and Squared Curves are just some of the dissident studio souls performing reduxes on his music.
‘Room305’ is lying farther of the beaten trance and progressive track than you’re possibly used to. It doesn’t make it any the less worth discovering though. In fact, if anything, it’ll be more satisfying when you do!”
Source: Trance International