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MetrONomes are a progressive DJing and production duo by Jon ManimaL & Magros who have been regular contributors to our Progrez imprint. The guys always deliver the goods and this three tracker entitled ‘Roll & Rock’ is no exception.
‘Roll & Rock’ intros with a deep growl and a big chunky kick accompanied by some very cool percussion elements. Growling basses continue to rise up as a deep and dark vocal sample comes through. The track lets loose a funky bassline that gives the sound a huge character and is joined by lots of warping effects later on. A full on progressive groove with a cool twist that will not disappoint!
‘The Dark Age Is’ rattles home a monster bass that will shudder any floor as it pounds away alongside a chunky kick and rhythmic percussion arrangement. The kicks and bass filter down lulling you in before that huge bass slams back right in your face. An array of cool FX create flowing textures throughout and on the break darker elements come out of the shadows before heading right back into the main track. A surreal experience is created with softly rising pads that adds a new dimension, powerful stuff!
‘Soulfood’ intros with a pulsating bass and comes married with really cool FX which blend well and give an edgy texture. The bass is a big feature and will set floors alight all over. Nice chunky kicks and shuffling percussions give a cool rhythmic vibe to the sound. Strangely eerie synths pop out of the woodwork and pave the way for a soulful vocal that sweeps across the groove. Beautiful sweeping pads come through and give an epic feel to this prog stomper.
New York City based DJ and producer James Gill debuts on Progrez with the stunning two tracker ‘Deep Meditation’. James has been around electronic music for over 16 years and is a fully trained studio engineer. He has seen his music appear on top labels since 2010 and his efforts have been supported worldwide by some major players on the scene.
‘Deep Meditation’ is up first and on the intro a deep pounding kick powers up the groove with cool percussive effects lending support. The bass eases its way through as it bubbles from below before driving the sound on relentlessly. The break leads the track perfectly into its next stage as a superbly worked synth with an acid line feel takes over. Subtle melodies lie in wait as teasing pads begin to filter through. Quality stuff from James and a must for any box.
‘Icarus’s Wings’ intros with a full on chunky kick and hat combo with some cool percussion sounds adding weight. The bass rises from the depths and gives the track a robust vibe while creating a hypnotic groove. Pure deep progressive vibes are what we get here and will be sure fire hit with many jocks the world over.
Italian DJ and producer Antonio Citarella debuts on Progrez with this stunning two tracker ‘Pistachios Escape EP’. Antonio became fascinated and attracted by analogue synths and electronic music production after he cut his teeth on the DJ circuit where he was an avid vinyl user before moving into the digital arena. A very talented artist who will no doubt make waves in the years ahead.
First up we have the title track ‘Pistachios Escape’, the intro is an intense affair with huge, deep resonating synths ebbing and flowing alongside a subtle hi hat sequence. Soon a mega low bass morphs into the sound before a thumping kick gets the track into full swing. Sublime swirly synths find their way into the track as the bassline evolves and dishes out a quality deep progressive vibe.
‘Snakes In The Head’ is up next and the intro boasts a cool rhythmic percussion arrangement with a nice chunky kick adding weight. A deep bubbly bass soon takes over as we settle into a solid grooving progressive ride. Darkly sinister and intense synths rise from the depths as the layers build giving the track a hypnotic vibe which is further enhanced with a hauntng vocal, sublime stuff!
Ivan Shadrin aka Ego Progressus is back with this two tracker entitled ‘The Ink Of Night’. His last outing on Progrez ‘Dark Story’ was well received which is a tip of the hat to this fine producer.
First up is the title track ‘The Ink Of Night’, the intro is a simple punchy kick and crispy hat combination with a warm pad soon following. Cool FX start to come through before a grungy type synth leads us into the darker recesses of progressive house. A short break takes us into this realm further as the synths intensify and the percussions escalate. The bassline comes through as a construction of many sounds which has a huge impact overall giving an organic flavour to the vibe. Intense and amazing.
‘White Church’ sets off with a multitude of percs and FX over a cool kick, the percussions continue to build as a dark bass pokes through. The track takes on a very percussion focused drive that produces flowing rhythms with very cool sequences. Expertly crafted track indeed which ebbs closer to techno with a progressive edge.
Hungarian producer Bence Soveny aka 10000 Sounds Project marks his Bonzai debut on our top progressive imprint Progrez with “Artificial”. The track come with a fantastic remix and is a testament to the talents of this young artist.
The Original Mix sets off in a steadily building smooth and flowing rhythm that builds momentum effortlessly. Tight drum and percussion arrangements keep things moving nicely with very cool FX work adding textures. The bassline is a work of art as it meanders through the sound revealing many different layers as a sinister sounding synth comes into play.
Kiev based Ivan Shadrin aka Ego Progressus is fresh off the back of his well received “Dark Story EP”. Here he delivers his Edit which transforms the sound beautifully keeping the grooves running deep with a superb hypnotic bassline. The drum sections are beautifully crafted with the kicks standing out with a nice thump. Darkly FX run through the sound and on the break an almost eerie vibe takes over as strange synths take hold. Brilliant stuff destined to be among many sets at those late night venues!
Progressive DJing and production duo Jon ManimaL & Magros aka metrONomes are back with a superb three track dark progressive house offering. The guys have been regular features on Bonzai’ classic label Progrez for some time now with their last release “AtomON” performing well on the circuit. This time around the quality remains on top form with their “Mea Culpa EP”.
The title track “Mea Culpa” sets off on a dark progressive journey with a deep rolling bassline. Subtle percussions and FX start to build and a cool chunky kick settles into a nice groove. As the track progresses it delves into a full on hypnotic ride that digs deep into your mind. Expertly crafted and very faint pads rise up from the background adding great texture to the sound, top notch stuff yet again from these guys!
“Roots” is up next and takes on a cool prog house groove from the intro. Solid and steady rhythms are built on the tight drum arrangement with snappy percussions doing the job nicely. The bass resonates through the sound keeping the track firmly rooted while melancholic pads provide a hint of melody, superb effort and definitely one to watch!
“Vatos Locos” goes right into the action with a chunky kick and full on offbeat bass. Subtle pads weave through to great effect and a sinister vocal makes a show throughout. The track builds nicely with percussions coming through late on and delivering a flowing rhythm. Very haunting in places with a true deep progressive house vibe as the end result, excellent stuff!
Kiev based Ivan Shadrin aka Ego Progressus returns to Progrez with another of his darkly sinister progressive monsters entitled “Dark Story EP”.
Taking us right into the murky depths of progressive vibes we have “Dark Boom”. The track intros with a heavy kick and eerie sounding FX and vocal. The bass sits back waiting to pounce as a myriad of percussive and synth effects haunt the groove. On the break the tension builds with a macabre pad and drone combination which is coupled with that mysterious vocal. Perfect choice for those very late night parties and Halloween events!
“Story Galaxy” is up next with its classic kick and hat intro which leads into some really cool FX. The bassline rises up through different layers giving it a very diverse texture. The percussions build the rhythms smoothly and soon we get locked in to a dark hypnotic groove with some cool added vocals from a great mind of our time. Another stomper from this superb talent.
Spanish DJ and producer Ruben Losada debuts on Progrez with his two tracker, “The Creature Of The Tenth Planet”. Ruben got into music from an early age and he honed his DJing skills playing in and around Madrid since 2006. Soon he began to produce in various styles and these two track are a testament to a talented, hard working artist.
The title track gets us moving with classic styled intro, chunky kicks and sharp hats, these set up a cool flowing rhythm which the track is built on. Very surreal FX begin to make a show and these strangely alien sounds do the title justice. A fluent rolling baseline takes full focus when it rises through the sounds. Intensity starts to build as stunning long noted synths with sequenced pulses rush in, superb stuff!
“Something In The Sky” dishes out a strong progressive house vibe for the get go. Snappy kicks are married with minimal percussion over a pulsating bassy sound with cool FX edging through. Percussions build and build settling into a solid rhythm as the bass intensifies combining the sounds well. The track goes on a merciless journey creating hypnotic grooves that will no doubt get the darker sets rocking.
Debut release on Progrez for producer Ressive with the two tracker “Feel Heaven”.
“Feel Heaven” gets right into prog house mode from the off with a fantastic well rounded kick and cool synth riff. Solid rhythms are steadily built which morph into a superb groove alongside a warm house bass. Arpeggio synths become a big focus as they weave a complex melodic sequence that is always on the rise. Very well crafted and definitely one to watch.
“Varicolored” powers straight into full on mode with a well balanced kick and mashed up with superb percussions. The darkly droning synths create a sinister vibe which contrasts beautifully with the bass and some of the brighter synths, these synths ebb and flow and tease with cool melodies adding a rich dynamic to the sound, top notch grooves.