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ORLANDO VOORN – LOST IN HEAVEN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

A man that needs no introduction, but is getting one anyway, Orlando Voorn debuts on Piston with the fantastic two tracker Lost In Heaven. Considered a legend among his peers, Orlando pioneered his unique blend of Amsterdam and Detroit sounds creating a fusion that would set the world of techno into a head spin. Down the years his style has varied but the essence remained, good quality music that stood out. He recently showed up over at Bonzai Basiks where his classic sounds got a run out including several remixes by top artists. Titled – Classics, it also got a pressing onto vinyl to the delight of many. It’s a pleasure to welcome this guy into the Piston family and we hope to see more in the future.

Orlando Voorn – Lost In Heaven, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page with a banner, plus on the Homepage!

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22 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

ORLANDO VOORN – LOST IN HEAVEN (PISTON RECORDINGS)

A man that needs no introduction, but is getting one anyway, Orlando Voorn debuts on Piston with the fantastic two tracker Lost In Heaven. Considered a legend among his peers, Orlando pioneered his unique blend of Amsterdam and Detroit sounds creating a fusion that would set the world of techno into a head spin. Down the years his style has varied but the essence remained, good quality music that stood out. He recently showed up over at Bonzai Basiks where his classic sounds got a run out including several remixes by top artists. Titled – Classics, it also got a pressing onto vinyl to the delight of many. It’s a pleasure to welcome this guy into the Piston family and we hope to see more in the future.

Lost In Heaven is a surreal slice of deep house with a multi layered myriad of sounds that combine beautifully to take us on a trip deep into the sound of house music. Chunky kick drums and cool crispy hi hats provide a steady rhythm for the vast array of sounds to latch on to. Everything from watery synth chords to soft vocal one shots and trumpets are thrown into the mix here creating this authentic sounding groove. The perfect fodder for a late night session that will allow your mind to drift while swaying to the groove.

Driven offers up a raw depiction of deep house with a mixture of organic sounds and beautifully crafted melodies. The groove lends itself to the urban culture, a drive through a city where sights and sounds converge to paint a layered, textured picture full of imagination. The contrasting sounds are blended perfectly here, the deep rawness of the bass with the sweetness of the piano against harsher tones. Hap-hazard yet structured and smooth, this one will be a welcome addition on the terraces this summer for sure.

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20 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ORLANDO VOORN – CLASSICS – VAN CZAR REMIXES (BONZAI BASIKS)

After the recent success of the mighty Orlando Voorn’s collection of Classics on Bonzai Basiks, we decided to have our very own underground techno maestro Van Czar lead an exclusive remix pack of Orlando’s work. We think you’ll agree that Van has totally outdone himself on this one and showed a lot of respect for the original sound that brought about a legacy that spanned over 20 years. We spoke to Van about this project and we got the feeling that he spent many hours working tirelessly using his arsenal of instruments and all his energy, to ensure the integrity of each track remained intact. Van and Orlando have a lot of upcoming collabs that will be found on Van’s own CZ label, and the pair will also work alongside the legendary DJ Pierre who is pencilled in to provide the remix on one of their tracks, and as if that wasn’t enough they have also secured a remix from one of the Godfathers of techno, Anthony Shakir.

Originally written by Juan Atkins and Orlando back in 1994, Infiniti – Game One was (and in many quarters still is) a monster of a track that helped define an era. Remixing legends is not an easy job to take on, but Van Czar has certainly risen to the occasion on this one. On the remix Van takes the original elements and works them into a pounding, modernised club weapon while staying true to its roots. Big chunky kick drums are offset with crisp hi hats and a deep rumbling bassline. Throughout the track we’re treated to some expertly crafted synths and FX that create surreal melodies. Top notch stuff and the perfect way to kick off this pack.

In 1992 Orlando gave us Flash, under his Fix guise and would become one of the biggest techno tracks ever. On the remix Van wanted to stay true to the original sound and with some degree of difficulty he decided to give it its distinctive club appeal while retaining an underground vibe. Lots of layers that blend beautifully result in a definite floor filler here as deep rooted sounds layer up beautifully. The kick drums open up the sound as they pump out a solid dancey rhythm alongside cool hats and percussions while the bass lurks on the low end delivering a superb deep groove. Swirling pads come through on the break and add wonderful textures to the sound as they morph and contort, drawing us in. Excellent stuff once more, not to be missed.

Next up we have Van’s remix of Wiggle that sets off with a distinct rhythmic pulse as the congas go to work. This super tight arrangement will definitely have any floor moving as nice and chunky kicks are met with a cacophony of percussions that create intricate rhythmic patterns. The track has a very cool and dark melodic streak that runs through it, due in part to the always moving bassline and the fantastic synths and pads that dominate on the break and beyond. A definite must have track that will give any dancefloor a boost of rhythm.

Another big hitter from 1994 is Orlando’s alias Complex and the track Midi Merge. Van deliberately wanted to give this one as much club appeal as possible without ruining the tracks ethos, and we think he’s hit the nail on the head, again. Right from the off you get sucked into an infectious dancey rhythm that will lure you onto the floors no doubt. A deep, funky, sexy laden groove oozes out of the bassline while up top a tight arrangement of pumping kick drums and intricate percussions do their thing. Adding to the groovy nature of the vibe we’re treated to some very cool synths and sparse vocal snippets that come and go. This one is a must for any techno jock looking to get the floor energised.

Rounding off this impressive pack we have Van Czar’s Jam Remix of Orlando Voorn – Face. Keeping true to the original works throughout, Van delivers the goods yet again with a top notch club inspired pumping remix. Big chunky kick drums lead the way as a deep probing bassline weaves its way through the arrangement while an expertly crafted percussion section dishes out a solid rhythm that will surely get the bootys shakin’. Amidst the myriad of drums and percussions lies a very cool voice that stays the course of the track, this keeps the track firmly rooted in the techno arena and blends perfectly with the more clubby elements. Top notch stuff indeed.

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30 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ORLANDO VOORN – CLASSICS (BONZAI VINYL) – PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW!

As the world embraces vinyl once more we present to you our next adventures on wax with a special classic cut featuring four quality slices from the legendary Orlando Voorn. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. We’re delighted to bring you these fantastic tracks on vinyl which will no doubt take pride of place in many collections.

Limited Edition – The Light is a classic from 1992 and showcases Orlando’s producing and sampling skills to the max. Such a perfectly executed track with mesmerizing stabs and chords that take on many persona throughout the track building up a solid techno groove, simply magical.

Dope Computer appeared next to Flash in its original form, but here we’ve been graced with a remix from techno master Ken Ishii. Ken does as Ken does and he knocks it outta the park with this one. A sublime transformation from the original, acidified and discofied to the max.

Orlando Voorn and Juan Atkins reside under their Infiniti guise to give us Game One which is a perfect example of an energetic techno slice from 1994, this one made you move and got right up under your skin with its infectious groove. The remix from Steve Rachmad beefs up the sound and adds a deeper element with strings and a brilliantly executed stab sequence.

Format #1 gave us one of the most iconic techno tracks of the early nineties. Solid Sessions gets the remix treatment from Vince Watson. Scottish producer Vince’s pacey remix from 2011 delivers a sublime techno groove that simplified the melody and added perfectly balanced layers to beef up the groove.

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12 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

WMC MIAMI 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

As the 2016 Winter Music Conference nears we decided to roll out our biggest WMC compilation to date. 70 tracks and remixes – from almost as many artists – covering all sorts of genres from Deep House to Techno and Progressive House to Tech House with sprinklings of Psy and Trance thrown in. We tapped into our vast catalogue of tracks from labels such as Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks, JOOF, Sounds R Us Recordings, Piston Recordings, Progrez, Green Martian and Eyepatch Recordings to come up with what we think is a true representation of today’s and tomorrow’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Airwave, Manu Riga, Van Czar, Phi Phi, John 00 Fleming, Blufeld, Matt Holliday, Orlando Voorn, Gai Barone, Nico Parisi, Bonnetti, Diego Alvez, Oz Romita, Crocy and House Lovin’ Criminals to name just a few are all on hand to deliver quality sounds that will definitely keep floors rocking all night long.

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15 March 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ORLANDO VOORN – CLASSICS (BONZAI BASIKS)

Since its inception in 2008 Bonzai Basiks has made its goal to bring only the very best sounds to the masses. With its roots now firmly in the tech house, techno arena we thought it fitting to deliver some of the finest classic techno cuts from one of world’s most prolific artists, namely Orlando Voorn. Simply titled – Classics, this one is full of some of his earliest works from a number of aliases he used, 11 of the best tracks from 7 different guises to be exact, complete with some outstanding remixes. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. One of his best known guises is Format which was the project that gave us the superb Solid Session on the legendary ESP Records, one of the most sought after techno cuts of 1991 and beyond. His story goes on and on and on and we’re delighted to have this guy at Bonzai Basiks and we hope to see more from him in the future.

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7 March 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PURE TECH 4 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

 

4th installment of the Pure Tech series from Bonzai Basiks.

Includes original mixes and remixes from Filth & Splendour, Kalva, Umek, Tim Taylor, Ortin Cam, Oliver Moldan, Analog Effect, Simone Girau, Steve Lawler, Ryuji Takeuchi, Lucio Grandi, James Harcourt, The Electric Press, Orlando Voorn, A.Paul, Oz Romita, Neurodriver, Dyno, Eric Kanzler, DJ One Finger, Jamez & Soulboy, Samuel L Session, Andy Chatterly and Clinton Brown, Markus Ilgner, Radio Source, Wehbba, Yanysh and Poison Pro, Magitman, Carlos Rios and Paul Farrell.

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KULT KOLLEKTOR – VOLUME 2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

Second installment in the Kult Kollektor series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Union Jack, Caspar Pound, Jamez & Soulboy, Orlando Voorn, Ryuku Underground, Junkie XL, UBU, Guy Gerber, Sasha vs Ray LaMontagne, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Umek, Tigerskin, Speculum, Lützenkirchen, Gabe and Marcello V.O.R., Velvet Girl, Cass & Slide, Dave Seaman, Fretwell, Pole Folder & CP, Henry Saiz, Push, James Harcourt, James Zabiela, Interflow featuring Anna Robinson, Satoshi Tomiie, Gui Boratto, Audiofly presents Liars Paradise, and Chab.

11 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE KULT 7 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

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.

8 June 2011 FEATURED Read more

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