Recent posts: Sa.Du
The impressively talented Sa.Du delves back into the bowels of tech fuelled house with another four track EP entitled “Secrets”. We never tire of the sounds this guy produces and with every release comes support from all over and this is no exception, super tight production of the highest order.
“Season” gets us started and the intro boasts an intense feeling which is backed up with a very sinister vocal sample. An awesome kick comes in over a very rich church organ pad with the percussion building up the groove. Real nice deep house chords keep the flow and a few surprises come around throughout which really enhances the overall vibe, top notch stuff yet again!
“Secrets” takes on a true tech house vibe with a cool bassline and some quality percussion arranging. Minimal sounding track with a some very nice notes thrown in, big focus goes to creating the bouncy rhythm using lots of wooded percussion. Brilliant use of the vocal rounds up a simply amazing track.
“Giga” ramps up the energy somewhat with a groovy rhythm built up with the tight drum and perc arrangement. Super cool keys add a funky flavour and again we see a vocal sample used very well which fits the sound perfectly. Definitely a track that will grace many decks.
Getting right down to seriously groovy business with “In To You”, a real deep sliding bassline provides just the right amount of funk to this. Upbeat rhythms will shake any ass thanks to the banging kicks and sharp edged hats and percussions. Again Sa.Du uses vocal samples to perfection and again this will be a firm favourite among many listeners.
This week we welcome back Sa.Du to our Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow!
Tracklisting – Episode 136 – mixed by Sa.Du:
1º Mirko Salomone – The Cat Chasing The Mouse
2º Astronivo – M Effect (Criss Source Remix)
3º Yann Solo & Baron – Like Time
4º Nice7 – Point
5º DJ Chus & Supernova – Movimiento
6º Rico Henchel – Downtown Groove
7º Jochen Pash – Rootz (Jacked Up Remix)
8º Wehbba – Bapho
9º Sean Collier – Soothfast
10º Micha Klang – Baby I Am For Real
11º Nick Curly – Cozumel
12º Pacho & Pepo – Dance With Me
13º Maya Jane Coles – What They Say
14º The Martinez Brothers – The Causeway
15º Alan Lockwood – Stand Up
16º Alex Cross – El Canigo
17º Amazonika – Essa Nega
18º Benjamin Shock – Can You Feel Me
19º Chandler Shortlidge – La Luna
Basiks regular Sa.Du returns with more quality deep tech house flavours with Lucio Grandi stepping up for remix duties. Sa.Du is a busy guy with releases across many labels and he is also a popular remixer on many tracks.
“Avorani” takes us into the depths with a low end bass and solid groove. Nice sharp hats and other percussions give a tribal element with the vocal samples adding weight. Contrasting melodies take hold unexpectedly that gives the track new dimension, very well constructed.
Lucio Grandi drops by with his Deconstruction Remix, a masterclass in percussive arrangement backed up with a brilliant array of quality FX. The original melody makes an appearance adding an extra layer, top notch!
“Citizen” takes on a tribal feel, this is manifested through the drums section and with the vocal samples. Cool retro type synths show up which will give a club appeal and we get a whole new realm of sound on the break, very contrasting stuff. A strong and steady groove that will keep those late night parties in full swing.
Based in Mexico, DJ and producer Ritch Mullen makes his debut on Bonzai Basiks with a superb deep, tech, electro slice in the form of “Enough Of Disco”. With an impressive list of releases already under his belt we get a glimpse at the amazing talent on offer. Ritch delves into all kinds of sounds from house, deep house, tech house, indie and nu-disco, and he has seen many releases over various labels. So get up and enjoy the flow from this awesome vibe.
The original mix is a true club orientated vibe, big crisp hats with a solid thump on the kick shored up with some real cool FX work. The big hitter on this track, apart from an amazing whispered vocal, is the ass-shakin bassline, quality. Watch out for some sweet electro snares also!
The ever popular Sa.Du steps up for remix duty and yet again he brings the wow factor along for the ride. The original elements are well represented but with a deeper, darker edge. Loads of FX create a wonderful atmosphere while the vocal is used to great effect. Real solid groove with the drums and percs, this is topped off with an energetic bouncing bassline, great great stuff.
2013 edition of our WMC Miami series, this year including original tracks and remixes by John 00 Fleming, Velvet Girl, Nancy Burrello, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor,Van Bellen, Rishi K., Natalia Data, Ed Lee, Manu Riga, Solar Fields, Blufeld, 06R, Airwave, Nico Parisi, Moshic, Arthur, Manos, LoQuai, Shimmer, Digital Angel, Matteo Monero, Thomas Genchev, Mindgamers, Metodi Hristov , Chantola, Matan Caspi, Crocy, George V, The Revolving Junkie, Mylan, Dee Brown, Diego Alvez, Ecco, Chanelle Pearl, Andree Wischnewski, Eric Kanzler, Mr. Dello, Sa.Du, Oliver Moldan, Oliver Moldan, Oz Romita, Billy Mason, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Daniele Kama, Piek, Wonji, Gabriel Feitor, Tiago Ribeiro, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Nasrawi, Project KF, RV, Jimmy Galle, Ittai Barkai, I3000, and Prompter.
Best of Bonzai Basiks 2012 comes with original tracks and remixes by Alvaro Maretti & Michael Sanchez, Miguel Bastida, Active Line Six, Ecco, Eric Kanzler, Oz Romita, Jamez, Sa.Du, Project KF, Dee Brown, Radio Source, Markus Ilgner, Simone Girau, Birkenmeier, Jordan Rivera, Cassandria Daiva, Lucio Grandi, Mr. Dello, The French Connection, Kenny Dahl and Andree Wischnewski.
Debut artist on Bonzai Basiks Mr. Dello impresses with an electro tech joint backed with quality remixes on “Woadi Moan”.
Dello has been influenced by the synth era of the eighties while listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Yello, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Giorgio Moroder and Pet Shop Boys. After hearing Danny Tenaglia in an Athens nightclub he was hooked into electronic music and started to collect vinyls and get involved in piano lessons. Many study years passed and he ended up working as a sound engineer on concerts all over the world. He is now enjoying a successful DJ career around Greece and continuing to produce quality sounds.
“Woadi Moan” intros with a classic electro kick and builds with lots of bongo percussion and a bouncy bass, lots of brass stabs and a short spoken vocal fill up the sound. On the break a simple melody comes and that brass stab dominates, cool FX add an extra layer, solid rhythm!
On the remix we have Greek artist Sa.Du tweaking the controls to display a mighty tech house vibe. Upbeat sound with lots of Latin inspired percs, awesome deep bassline and sharp, crisp hats, very nice arrangement from a fast growing big name at Bonzai Basiks.
Next up is Dutch producer The French Connection with a quite funky little tech house slice, nice intro with a lot of drums and percs mashed together, the tune then kicks into a cool groove with spoken vocal throughout. Throbbing bass and some really cool sweep FX, on the break things start to funk up with an awesome organ sound.
Greek artist Sa.Du returns again to Bonzai Basiks with an awesome EP. Fresh from his brilliant tech house stomper Espana, Sa.Du turns the knobs once again to give us his 4 track Kube EP.
The title track is filled with tight beats and builds up to huge techno heights, on the break there is a hint of melody that hooks straight away and comes back in with a serious groove.
Next up we have Ami which delivers a more tribal vibe, again Sa.Du tight drum arrangement shines, minimal sounds with great effect, big tune for the floors here!
Techno with funk is how Je Feel does it’s thing, the track has a smooth groove with great instruments and a heavy FX’d vocal sample, lots going on here and is sure to be a hit for those late night parties.
So You Are Alive is a really fresh sound, crisp, sharp and well constructed rhythm, again the vocals are well used here and the sax is just awesome creating a bit of funk.
Returning to Eyepatch for another round of minimal tech house is Thanos Dimitriou aka Sa.Du.
Thanos became interested in the techno and trance sound during his teenage years growing up in Athens, Greece. He started to DJ in 1994 on local radio stations and along with some friends they promoted parties and booked the best Greece had to offer. In 2008 Thanos began a career in music production and went on to release through Bonzai Limited, Bonzai Basiks, Eyepatch Recordings and many more labels.
Now concentrating on a techno orientated sound we get his latest work entitled Espana along with two other tracks.
The title track Espana is a fun ride along the tech expressway. Starting off with a strong bassline and cool groove on the percussion the tune develops into an energetic dance floor friendly monster. Spanish influences all over the sound with an ever familiar guitar and trumpets, lots of great fx and a cool vocal sample.
Oneiro builds and builds to awesome tech heights, starting off with a cool rhythm and great basses, quite sublime in places with well structured melody.
Rich fits into the darker side of techno, retro sounds on the synth with awesome vocal samples, this one will gain a lot of attention for sure.
Always on the up Sa.Du will continue to deliver quality beats.
Fourth instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Wonji featuring Henry M, Ecco, Lucio Grandi, Murat Uncuoglu, Mastercris, Middle Rhythm, David Kassi, Daniel Ray, Unnamed, Cristian Paduraru, Baltj_More, Project KF, Jimmy Galle, James Harcourt presents Jack Fruit, Daniel Marques, Luis Bravo, Gary DF, Mindgamers, Fab Code, Sa.Du, Qmusse, Maertz, and Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov.