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Belfast based recording and DJing duo Brisboys aka John Manning and Ciaran Duffy return to Bonzai Progressive with an absolute stomping 2 tracker. The guys had been doing there own thing on the Irish circuit for a number of years until they met by chance in Australia in 2007. After realising they both shared the same passion for house music and that they only lived a few miles apart in Ireland they created Brisboys. Since then they have went on to become very popular indeed with releases on Atmosfera Recording, Azuli Records, Baroque Records, Bonzai Records, Dirty Deluxe Records, Futurelovers Records, Presslab Records, Ritual Music, Stampgevaar Digital and Unison Recordings. The boys also regularly appear as guests on the Bonzai Basik Beats Radioshow.
“Get Out” is a straight up house monster, chunky beats and bass with a superb percussion section throughout. Settle in for a brilliant ride as this track just builds and builds, super cool synths on the break with an acid line take this track to a new level, prepare yourselves, it’s gonna get messy with this one in any club!
“One More” keeps the house vibe alive with a solid constant groove, tight arrangement on the kicks and percs give a nice rhythm. Midway we get treated to a familiar sounding synth and on the break things settle down for a bit before a stellar build up kicks us back into the groove. Top notch stuff which will be in a lot of boxes!
Energy fuelled tech beats on Mint & Mustard from debut artist, Busy Beats.
Based in Manchester, UK, Busy Beats have crafted a huge club friendly two track release.
Kicking off with Pop Again, tight kicks and a great rolling bassline with a cool techno stab throughout, very catchy lead that filters in and out on the break, big club sound on this one.
Energy levels rise on Breakdown, starting off with thumping kicks and an offset bass, building up to a heavier bass and a cool melody, this tune goes into floorfiller mode, basic structure yet very very effective.
A fine addition to the M&M catalogue and certain to gain a lot of attention.
Fresh from his last outing on M&M entitled Second Mate, the very talented Patrik Prevlosky returns with another tech house stomper backed up with a cool house remix.
Born in the Czech Republic Patrik soon climbed the ranks of DJ land having started spinning at just 17 years of age. Patrik is an avid software user and has taken his time evolving his sound which finally got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011 in the form of Minijazz.
Today we are treated to another in depth look at the world of tech through the mind of a rising artist.
The title track La Kunde kicks us off with a thumping kick and builds up to a throbbing bass with a few vocal shorts and awesome tech keys, on the break a really cool vocal is used with wide sweeps and then comes back in on an almost tribal groove.
Lee Bradley adds his skills on the remix with a powerful housed up version with tech undertones, big sounds here with more focus on the synths and the vocals are just great!
Fiat Lux is a fun tech house tune that breaks into a sublime melody with eerie pads and piano sound.
Mint & Mustard returns with another huge tech house release.
Undergroove is the work of Lee Bradley and what we have here is a must have for any floor.
The original mix is a monster tech sound with a hint of tribal influence, very unique sound on this, cool deep basses, excellent synth sounds with an awesome break and smooth sax hits, big big tune!
5th gear takes on a more upbeat party approach with very crisp sharp sounds a thumping kick and some very very nice FX’d vocal work, detuned piano sounds add a retro feel.
Another huge release for our M&M imprint.
M62 also known as Fab Code presents us is new release titled Extra.
At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.
With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, Fab decided to move and settle in the United Kingdom !
Freshly landed in Manchester, his new home, he went back to work and returned to the recording studio to relaunch his career as a producer / composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB) and has now signed with Bonzai Music to release some material on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Mint & Mustard labels.
The artist has had support from various DJ´s, such as:
Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Moussa Clarke, Wyndell Long, James Grindle, Graham Gold amongst others.
Born in Czech Republic in 1983.
I started to play vinyls in 2001 age 17.
At that time I was focusing mainly on techno following guys like Carola, Liebing, Kanzyani, Umek.
Every beginning is hard but with patience and a lot of hard work I am now in the position of playing around the brightest clubs and venues in the Czech Republic
I was actively involved in a tour sponsored by Sony Ericsson that promoting a DJ school this way I was able to play on the most famous festivals happening in the Czech Republic (Hard House, Summer Of Love, Rock For People, Hip Hop Camp)
Ever since software solutions have made their entrance into every DJs Studio I also thought of making my own music seen the situation of the market where the demand for classic DJs is decreasing.
After some trial and error I finally landed the right track which got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.
Unfolding his double side of both DJ and producer, Ignacio Demarias path draws along the electronic music map a rising line that goes beyond its limits to burst into the international circle. His career, based on talent and hard work, led him both to share the decks with figures of the importance of Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, Eric Morillo, Axwell and Sandra Collins to name a few. Precisely, one of the reasons why his name stands out in the vernacular scene is the combining with equal success his work in the booth and in the studio.
Since his beginnings as a professional DJ, Ignacio covered the big club circuit of Los Angeles creating an interesting sound exploration. Taking characters of the rank of Sebastian Ingrosso or Steve Angello as referents, he evolved artistically through the years at the pace of the musical trends and new styles coming from the UK, adapting and incorporating them.