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KEVIN VEGA – IN CHAINS (PROGREZ)

Kevin Vega heads up our next Progrez cut with the fantastic three tracker – In Chains. A big part of the Progrez journey, Kevin has consistently delivered the goods with his lush progressive house vibes. His last outing, The Gambler gained a lot of support across the board and since then he has racked up several top notch remixes for the likes of Dofamine and Airwave & DJ Fire. He also featured on Bonzai Progressive’s 500th release with his exclusive track – Afraid. With releases and remixes spread over various labels including Progrez, Bonzai Progressive, ADSR Records and GR8 Trance Music it’s always worth checking this guy out, he never disappoints.

First up we have In Chains with its superb progressive meets techno fusion. A tight arrangement filled with rhythmic percussions and a solid kick that drives the techno end of the track. On the progressive side we are treated to some cool cascading melodic arps that mesmerize with an infectious hook. A deep throbbing bassline lurks below alongside a simple yet highly effective low note. Top notch stuff that will definitely keep those darker floors rocking.

Trojan quickly builds to become a solid slice of progressive with a hint of techno weaving through to add a little spice. We find ourselves completely hooked on this totally engrossing groove that holds on relentlessly with a series of spiralling arps and a band of rich strings that add some wonderful textures. At the bottom we find a solid bass that holds the track together beautifully while providing a warm glow over the sound. Definitely a track to look out for, a welcome addition in any set.

Rounding off this fine cut we have The Gentle Warrior which intros with a subtle kick that soon finds a full bodied thump alongside a rhythmic percussion section. A deep pulsating bassline is let loose and we settle into real progressive groove that is joined by a nice tonal stab providing cool contrasting sounds. Just before the break a fantastic synth riff comes in alongside melodic pads that take us through the break and beyond. A superb track that offers a nice, diverse range of sound, perfect for a proper music hungry crowd.

#progrez #kevinvega

4 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

COREY BIGGS – NATURE NEVER SLEEPS (PROGREZ)

New York native DJ and producer Corey Biggs debuts on Progrez with the brilliant two tracker Nature Never Sleeps which showcases his fantastic brand of Techno. 2015 has been a huge year so far for this relative newcomer to producing music – even though he has been involved within the music scene for over 10 years – he has seen quite a few releases across various top notch labels over the year and we’ve no doubt he will continue to do dish out the quality. He also goes by the alias Rockstar to which he has several releases starting in 2015. We can see how much this guy’s passion for music comes through in his work, he creates a level of intimate communication between artist and listener which is not an easy thing to master. Delighted to have him on board and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more from this guy.

First up we have the title track Nature Never Sleeps which intros with a nice subdued kick that leaves room for the cool percussions to come through and lead the way. A deep rolling bass bubbles up from the depths as smooth vocals glide across the sound. The drum arrangement builds nicely and dishes out an almost tribal vibe. The track breaks to reveal a superb spoken female vocal with a thought provoking message. Throughout the track we get more vocals straight from the street in a gangsta style. An excellent slice of techno with a twist, a must have.

The Drum Abyss offers a super tight intro filled with a chunky kick and crispy percussions on top of cool vocals. A fantastic dancey bassline comes through and sets the track on fire alongside sinister sounding deep spoken vocals. A drums heavy track that will get the floors moving comes complete with some classic vocals including a line from The Preacher as well as various other styles of vocal that deliver a quite diverse sound. A Tech House monster that will definitely rock out any venue.

#coreybiggs #progrez

14 December 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

METRONOMES – SPECTERMAN EP (PROGREZ)

The dynamic duo return to Progrez with another of their deep techno offerings, this time around they give us the superb three track EP – Specterman. Jon ManimaL & Magros aka MetrONomes remain a constant force within our Progrez imprint and their last outing – Mistique set this in stone and gained fantastic support from across the board, their work also appears on many compilations, They consistently provide quality mixes for Bonzai Basik Beats on a regular basis as well as DJing at various venues. Always an exciting time when they drop new beats our way and we look forward to much more in the future.

Specterman gets right down to business with a solid, bassy groove that will give the subs work to do. A dark techno flavour emerges from this groove as strong punchy kicks lead the way with a rumbling bass in tow. Crispy hats slice through the low frequencies while surreal FX litter the background. An air of intensity creeps in taking the sound even deeper. A relentless monster that will tear up any floor no doubt.

Underwater takes us on an energetic ride through the techno sound as a solid rolling bassline powers the track with a tight drum arrangement providing the backup. Cool rhythmic shaking hats will keep the feet shuffling as we find ourselves totally locked on to the groove. Fantasy driven pads and strings lurk around creating a cosmic atmosphere that gets the imagination working. Excellent stuff yet again from these guys and a must have track in the box.

Zougla intros with a nice thumping kick drum alongside cool hats and percussions. A deep rumbling bass starts to fade in and pretty soon we find ourselves hooked into this techno monster. The techno grooves ooze out of the sound and get a boost by the upbeat structure of the drums. Strange, eerie FX go off throughout the sound add cool textures full of imagination. A super solid workout that offers little respite, this is a must have.

#metronomes #progrez

23 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RUBEN LOSADA – MINDTRAP EP (PROGREZ)

Ruben Losada returns to Progrez with his superb three tracker – Mindtrap EP. His debut on Progrez came way back in October 2013 with, The Creatures Of The Tenth Planet. Since then he has seen a very impressive list of releases across various labels including Something In The Sky on the Bonzai Progressive compilation- Club Trax Dark And Deep. Great to see this guy back and we hope we don’t have to wait so long for the next one.

Mindtrap is quite simply a rip roaring techno fuelled ride into oblivion. From start to finish we get blasted with a massive punchy kick and a slicing hi hat that sits over a deep, relentlessly pulsating bass that hooks you in for the duration. Sinister, haunting sounds lurk in the background but offer no respite to this driving solid groove. This one will definitely hit the peak time and serve as one huge climax to any floor.

Imposible Cubo De Rubik is up next and ramps up the tempo with a pacey techno offering. A nice big chunky kick sits perfectly perched on top as a double time hat rattles through to be joined soon after by a metallic offset hit that gets the rhythm moving nicely. A deep penetrating bass lurks in the low end and keep you firmly in its grasp right the way through. Cool one shot hits litter the sound adding a splash of colour to this purely black and white structure. Superb stuff that will definitely get the purists on board.

Pulsar offers up a deep and thoughtful trek into the techno sound, right from the off you get a real sense of deep as punchy kicks are met with reverberating bass that dominates the sound. Cool hats and an evolving drum construction give the track a sense of rhythm, but it’s that bass that rules the day. As the groove builds we find ourselves totally immersed in the sound without mercy. Backing up the offset bass we get a pulsating bass that sends the imagination into overdrive while various FX sweep through the background. An excellent display of techno construction that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#rubenlosada #progrez

2 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LEON KRASICH – MELANCHOLY (PROGREZ)

DJ and producer Leon Krasich returns to Progrez with the wonderful three tracker Melancholy. His first outing Buddha The World EP back in May 2015, was very well received indeed having gained features on top download portals and many sets across the world.

Samanta intros with a monster kick that pounds out a solid techno flavour as strange, eerie FX creep through alongside inventive percussions and a deep rich spoken vocal. Sinister, haunting atmospherics begin to play a role as we are led deeper into dark techno territory. Intense screaming synths begin to rise which locks us into with its mesmerising power. A massive slice of epic techno that will keep the floors grooving for sure.

Melancholy offers a deep, raw techno flavour that features a solid two tone bass that probes and pulsates through the sound alongside a punchy kick and subtle percussions arrangement. In the background, superb intense pads fill in the spaces via a wall of sound that really digs deep into your brain. On the break that intense pad remains as strangely mesmeric bright melancholic melodies play out and contrast wonderfully with the deep, grooving bass. Top notch stuff.

Amplitude keeps with the dark themes of this release with another solid arrangement filled deep throbbing basses, contrasting bright high pitched strings and a super tight drum workout headed up by a chunky kick. Throughout the track a fantastic deep male spoken vocal delivers a few lines that adds so much character to the sound. At the break an awesome melodic synth brings in a musical element that rises and rises to a fever pitch. Brilliant stuff yet again that will definitely turn a few heads.

#leonkrasich #progrez

12 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ADRIAN ROMAN – REVERSE (PROGREZ)

Spanish DJ and producer Adrian Roman debuts on our Progrez imprint with the superb Reverse, which comes backed up with delicious remix from Phat Traktor and Bern Gomez. From a young age Adrian was interested in music, he took guitar lessons at age 8 before he started to listen to electronic music. He became interested in DJing and got hold of the tools needed to hone his skills. Production soon followed and he became fascinated with creating something from scratch. Releases on various top labels have came to fruition over the last couple of years and he is definitely making a name for himself on the circuit. Plenty more from this guy in the future so keep your eyes peeled for more.

Reverse sets out with a very cool drum and percussion arrangement that gets the rhythmic juices flowing and leads us into a deep grooving bassline that just oozes progressive tech. The bass makes a superb transformation as the filters open up unleashing a gritty sound that fades off to start all over again. Surreal swirling pads build a cool atmosphere as voices float across the sound. The track goes deeper with a little help from some awesome haunting jazzy themed sounds that construct a colourful display. The perfect late night track to keep the party groove moving.

Up on remix duty Phat Traktor & Bern Gomez join forces for a deep trek into prog that will leave your mind wide open. It’s been a while since we last saw Phat Traktor, back in December 2014 was our last taste with Cette Nuit which turned a few heads with its deep grooves. Bern marks his Progrez debut but is no stranger to the scene with releases on many top labels. The remix intros with a nice punchy kick with swirling voices going off in the background. Cool, crispy hats form up and let the rhythm loose as the layers build. The big focus goes to the leads as they deliver cool melodic phrases and licked with a strong progressive edge. The bassline meanders through the sound beautifully and packs a big punch that keeps the groove firmly rooted to the lower depths. Top notch stuff that will definitely turn a few heads.

#adrianroman #progrez #phattraktor #berngomez

21 September 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

A.R.E.S – BELISHA BEACON (KEVIN VEGA REMIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

Our very own Kevin Vega shows up on remix duty and delivers another super cut for our pleasure. He gave us The Gambler back in April 2015 which saw great support from all quarters which is a testament to the expertly crafted sounds he churns out. The remix intros with a wonderful chunky bass with atmospheric FX and percussions going off in the background. At the forefront a fantastic bass takes over with deep probing prowess. The drum section continues to build and adds a shuffling groove to the rhythm which is brought to prominence by hypnotic shakers and tight patterns. Surreal synths give off a mysterious vibe that plays beautifully into the nature of the track, dark and moody. A fine slice of prog to get the juices flowing.

A.R.E.S – Belisha Beacon (Kevin Vega Remix), out this week on Progrez, is charted by Beatport in the Must Hear Progressive House chart!

#progrez #beatport #a.r.e.s #kevinvega

4 September 2015 UPDATES Read more

A.R.E.S – BELISHA BEACON FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Argentine DJ and producer Ariel Parra aka A.R.E.S. debuts on Progrez with the stunning Belisha Beacon. Ariel’s love for music began after listening to Grunge Rock and the many bands that lie in that genre. He played in his own band for a number of years, before they set their sights on a more electronically fused sound. Since 2011, after starting to produce his own works under the A.R.E.S. guise, he released tracks on Balkan Connection S.A, Green Snake Records, Massive Harmonys, Ambber Records and Entangled. During this time he also put in some live shows before he edits his first album, Truth Be Told with 8 original tracks under the Ambber label.

A.R.E.S – Belisha Beacon, out this week on Progrez, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#progrez #beatport #a.r.e.s #kevinvega

2 September 2015 UPDATES Read more

A.R.E.S – BELISHA BEACON (PROGREZ)

Argentine DJ and producer Ariel Parra aka A.R.E.S. debuts on Progrez with the stunning Belisha Beacon. Ariel’s love for music began after listening to Grunge Rock and the many bands that lie in that genre. He played in his own band for a number of years, before they set their sights on a more electronically fused sound. Since 2011, after starting to produce his own works under the A.R.E.S. guise, he released tracks on Balkan Connection S.A, Green Snake Records, Massive Harmonys, Ambber Records and Entangled. During this time he also put in some live shows before he edits his first album, Truth Be Told with 8 original tracks under the Ambber label.

Belisha Beacon takes on a deep and grooving progressive persona right from the get go as muted kicks are joined by a superb deep droning bass with a sprinkling of cascading arps. The kickdrums get a nice punchy boost ass the percussion layers build giving off a cool rhythmic flow. You can find very subtle psy element creep into the sound with the construction of the synth layers and the energizing bassline. A serious contender no doubt and a track that will definitely grab the attention of many, one to watch here.

Our very own Kevin Vega shows up on remix duty and delivers another super cut for our pleasure. He gave us The Gambler back in April 2015 which saw great support from all quarters which is a testament to the expertly crafted sounds he churns out. The remix intros with a wonderful chunky bass with atmospheric FX and percussions going off in the background. At the forefront a fantastic bass takes over with deep probing prowess. The drum section continues to build and adds a shuffling groove to the rhythm which is brought to prominence by hypnotic shakers and tight patterns. Surreal synths give off a mysterious vibe that plays beautifully into the nature of the track, dark and moody. A fine slice of prog to get the juices flowing.

#a.r.e.s #progrez #kevinvega

31 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ZOE SONG – BE QUIET EP (PROGREZ)

Swedish DJ and producer Zoe Song debuts on Progrez with the sublime Be Quiet EP. Zoe’s music career started 2012 and has since had several releases on various record labels. She has played at several major nightclubs in Stockholm and in 2014 she was one of five country finalists in Burn Residency, one of the biggest global DJ competitions. Since 2015 she became Resident DJ and radio host of the Beyond Borders monthly mix show on Afterhours.FM, the world’s Number 1 Trance station. Her music genres are mainly Progressive House, Tech House, Techno and Uplifting-Progressive Trance. With an ever increasing profile on the scene, Zoe has a world tour planned for 2016, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.

My Little Secret intros with a fantastic fading in synth stab that oozes retro which is followed by a tough, powerful kickdrum that packs a huge punch and is backed up with a superb deep, resonating bass. Tight drums form up and deliver a solid rhythmic workout as the track gathers pace with the introduction of a cool tubular bell style stab. That bassline certainly drives the track home as it becomes much more prominent in the arrangement. A definite must have track that bridges the gap between deep progressive and techno, not to be missed.

Hush Hush sets off in full on mode as chunky kicks are met with a driving, chugging bassline. Distant percussions begin to fade through as cool synth stabs filter in. The track breaks to reveal a gated note with a noisy aftertaste before we are thrust back into the main groove. Those synth stabs return alongside a much more techno flavoured synth with both working beautifully together. Another fine example from the world of prog and tech that works in perfect harmony, definitely a tool you have got to get into your box.

#zoesong #progrez

17 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

METRONOMES – MISTIQUE (PROGREZ)

The ever present force of metrONomes aka Jon ManimaL & Magros return to Progrez with another fine slice of deep, dark and techy prog on Mistique. The guys have made us wait five months since their last outing, Domin.US which gained a lot of attention on the scene. As always the excitement mounts each time they deliver the goods and this time around is no exception as they gear up for another head twisting cut.

Mistique intros with a smooth deep and grooving vibe as punchy kicks are joined by soft hats and a lush bass that envelops the sound beautifully. Tight percussions begin to form up and deliver a tasty tribal sequence that fits the sound perfectly. The bass is boss here as it meanders along bringing in that superb progressive groove. A short break unleashes a cosmic spacey vibe before we get thrust back into the main track for the duration, top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Philosopher sets out with a cool flowing vibe made up of sharp hats and chunky kicks with a fantastic rumbling bass bringing up the rear. The track takes on a sinister element with a little help from haunting wide eyed FX and cool robotic voices. A totally hypnotic experience that delivers a relentlessly deep solid groove and one that you will most definitely want in your collection.

Tarzan intros with cool tribal drums alongside a nice punchy kick and short sharp hats that provide a cool contrast to the low and high ends. A deep, throbbing bass rumbles up from below as the drums tighten up into a solid dance fuelled groove. Stunning, heavily effected voices come through as the tribal vibe ramps up a gear giving off that jungle feeling which befits the name of the track. A wonderfully surreal track that will both captivate and mesmerize, perfect fodder for those late night sessions.

#metronomes #progrez

20 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LEON KRASICH – BUDDHA THE WORLD EP (PROGREZ)

DJ and producer Leon Krasich debuts on Progrez with the superb Buddha The World EP. Leon is the proprietor of the deep and moody Ahnenerbe Records for which he has released a swathe of top notch cuts. He has also seen his work released on minim,all, Frequenza, Share Records and Lethal Dose with great support coming in from all over. Aside from offering up brilliant musical textures, Leon’s tagline is simple, ‘fill the world with happiness…’, now that is something we can get on board with.

Hollany intros with a nice and smooth deep vibe as punchy kicks are joined by a mesmerizing synth drone. The bassline grabs all the attention as it plods along with a deep progressive prowess that will get any floor moving. Tight drums layer up and bring a solid rhythm to the sound as that long synth note prevails. Cool vocal one shots are littered throughout adding character to the sound. A series of short breaks offer up a little respite in this powerful driving groove. An epic monster of a track which will definitely get a showing on many sets for sure.

Buddha The World opens with a haunting array of sounds that captivate before being joined by a sinister deep vocal and a brilliant punchy kick. A strong, powerful bass bubbles up from the depths as the drums begin to layer up. We are drawn deep into the vibe with those infectious sounds that just seem to go on forever. On the break the intensity rises, which is no surprise given the nature of the vibe, leading us back into the main track for the duration. One hell of a ride into the deeper side of prog that you will not want to miss.

Miracle Of Creation sets off with a very cool kick that leaves a little bit of release on the end to great effect. This is coupled with a rhythmic, shuffling percussion that brings a little brightness to the darker vibe. The bassline probes with a deep rooted prowess that will get the bassbins firmly warmed. Gritty vocals come through on the break which also throws up some outstanding pads and sound FX. Another monster of a tune that will turn a few heads no doubt.

#leonkrasich #progrez

22 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

KEVIN VEGA – THE GAMBLER (PROGREZ)

Progrez stalwart Kevin Vega returns with the fantastic three tracker entitled The Gambler. A big part of the Progrez journey, Kevin has consistently delivered the goods with his lush progressive house vibes. His last outing, Andromeda gained a lot of support across the board and since then he has racked up several top notch remixes for the likes of Dofamine and Airwave & DJ Fire. Always worth checking this guy out, he never disappoints.

The Gambler gets us on the move with a real nice punchy kick and mesmerizing percussions that lock you right into the groove. A wonderfully lush probing bass joins in and takes the track right into the deepest depths of progressive house. Sweeping pads form various layers and bring a melodic edge to the sound that captivates the mind. On the break a beautifully constructed kaleidoscope of sound takes over and you soon find yourself lost in this fantastic epic world. Another superb Kevin Vega cut that you will not want to miss.

The Wizard intros with a huge kick that pounds hard on the subs while subtle percussions begin to layer up alongside a rising synth and deep bass. You feel the intensity building as the track progresses with the bass staying firm on the low end. The break delves into a surreal soundscape with cool atmospheric sounds and a subtle synth before getting right back into the main groove for the duration and those pounding kicks once again. Top notch stuff, definitely one for the late night sessions.

The Preacherman takes us on another epic Kevin Vega journey, deep into the heart of progressive house grooves. A big chunky kick provides the intro and will give the bassbins a run for their money alongside that probing, powerful bassline. Bright crispy hats and some cool drum patterns let the rhythms loose as various strings rise up to combine into a spacey sequence. The break reveals a very cool sequence filled with a distant spoken vocal over some gritty, raw sounds that add superb textures to the track. Another highly effective track that would be a welcome addition in any progressive set.

#kevinvega #progrez

4 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

FERDAS DIGITAL – DEPARTMENT 42 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Ferdas Digital is back with Department 42, eight tracks of purely deep and techy progressive vibes, just what we like here at Progrez. His last outing, Sand Candy EP, made waves in all the right places which led to a lot of interest in this young Russian producer. Still much more to come, so watch this space.

Ferdas Digital – Department 42, out this week on Progrez, is featured by Beatport in their homepage!

#progrez #beatport #ferdasdigital

8 April 2015 UPDATES Read more

FERDAS DIGITAL – DEPARTMENT 42 (PROGREZ)

Ferdas Digital is back with Department 42, eight tracks of purely deep and techy progressive vibes, just what we like here at Progrez. His last outing, Sand Candy EP, made waves in all the right places which led to a lot of interest in this young Russian producer. Still much more to come, so watch this space.

First up we have Adventure Time which intros with a punchy kick and classic electro style drum that is joined by a round of crispy hats and snappy claps. A melodic synth arp fades in bringing a cool contrast to the deep rooted bass that powers through the sound. A smooth steady paced slice of prog that will warm up the floors with its elegant melodies and solid grooves.

Hazard dishes out a tech vibe right from the off as a muted kick fades up alongside a hazy vocal and gritty synth. We go deeper still when the bass drops with a pulsating force to dominate the sound as clangy metallic textures build up. A cool multi layered track to keep the place rocking and a must have for your box.

Crystal takes on a cool house persona as warm chords square up against a tight drum pattern. A probing bass makes its way through before punchy kicks and shuffling hats settle us into a full on house driven groove with tech in mind. The break throws out a cool sequence that gives a retro theme to the sound before we slam right back into the main track for the duration. A crossover track that will bring feet to the floor no doubt.

The title track, Department 42 is up next and brings the full power of a deep progressive tech vibe to the fore. Solid beats are matched against a deep bass while a rising effect builds and leaves us with a stomping groove that will get bodies rocking all over. Big tech inspired stabs litter the sound as a steady flowing rhythm is born out of a tight drum and percussion arrangement. On the break we are treated to a cool twist as the bass is transformed into a pulsating monster. Top notch stuff to go crazy to, a must have for your collection.

Suka intros with a nice big chunky kick and crispy hat combo with an expertly arranged, tight drum pattern. A cool vocal loiters at the rear and adds a cool raw flavour to the sound as a meandering bass trots through with ease. The bass will definitely get asses shakin with its hypnotizing rhythm. Superb slice of prog tech you can get your teeth into, not to be missed.

Next up we have Toy with its smooth deep tech house grooves. Punchy kicks sit over some very cool sounds and FX with vocal one shots thrown in. You get lured into this sound easily and soon find yourself locked right in due to the array of different sounds on offer. Deep basses, swirling FX, mesmerizing drum patterns and warm chords all make for a captivating experience you will not want to miss.

Quantam intros with a very cool pulsing note as various FX pop up around the sound before a well round kick takes over. A chugging bassline drives through beautifully and settles the track into a full on deep tech groove. Sweeping voices flow through as the FX layers continue to build resulting in a gritty vibe that hooks you in for the duration, excellent stuff.

Rounding off this fantastic pack we have Diziness. Right from the off we get drawn into the deep rooted groove of the track as hypnotic synths ply their trade on our senses. A chunky kick keeps the track moving and is soon joined by a wonderfully lush deep bass that grabs your attention. Tech flavours ooze out of the sound with multi layered synth chords and a superb drum sequence that keeps the rhythm flowing. Definitely one for the darker rooms here that will not disappoint.

#ferdasdigital #progrez

6 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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