Recent posts: Solartoff
It’s been a while since we seen the impressive Solartoff at Eyepatch. His last outing ‘They Love Me’ saw great support from the promo pool and beyond. This time around we are treated to the deep treats of ‘Splash Chord’ which also comes backed up with a wonderful remix.
The Original Mix intros with a super chunky kick and classic electro styled percs. Drum layers build steadily into a smooth rhythmic vibe complete with cool vocal samples. Hard edged deep house chord stabs soon join the party as the bassline starts to dominate with its groovy delights. The break lets loose with those classy stabs and a fantastic vocal filled with soulful vibes which contain a classic retro theme. Big track for those terrace evenings on the beach and a definite must have.
DJ and producer Aphreme makes his Eyepatch remix debut with his superb Classic Remix. Big old school flavours are pouring out of this one as that brilliant vocal will attest. Nice tight drum arrangements give off that classic garage vibe which is only enhanced by those deep organ and piano chords. This track is not to be missed and will no doubt feature in many playlists this summer and beyond.
8th installment in the My House Is Your House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, Carlo Caldareri, Joal, Daddy, Ecco, Mylan, Nico P, Onofrio Conte, Jazzman Wax, Iban Montoro, Meenie, Fragoso, Darouge, Hurlee, Sebastien Desay, Alan Castro, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), Swing City, Bruno Ferreira, JR, Fauvrelle, Solartoff, Wonji and H. Membrano.
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Deep Worx is now on the 7th installment and this time featuring original tracks and remixes by Rick Wade, Rogerio Martins, Shades Of Gray, Dimitry Liss, deepAlexander, Alen Simple, Yusuke Yamamoto, Accatone, Eric Powa B, Jusa featuring V.Ray, Sebastien Desay, Joal, Harmon & Landowski, Solartoff, Hurlee, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), E-Klash, Daniel Ray, Rubba J, Onofrio Conte, Alan Castro, Victor Maximiliano and Contempo.
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October means ADE and this year is no different! Here is a selection of 60+ tracks featuring original works and remixes from Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Nico Parisi, Kintar, Airwave, DJ Fire, 06R, Narel, Rise And Fall, Samotarev, deepAlexander, Kabalo, Kevin Vega, Audio Noir, Matteo Monero, Rishi K., Kindred Spirits, Philthy Chit, Blufeld, Yuriy From Russia, John Scott, Anthony Yarranton, Steve Sai, Pierre Zamyatin, Mindgamers, Florian Meindl, Chantola, J-Junior, Thomas Genchev, Eric Powa B, Ecco, Jusa, Haze-M, Saccao, Matan Caspi, Mylan, Michael Berklin, Alen Simple, In2Deep, Fulltone, Dimitry Liss, Solartoff, Harmon, Landowski, Rick Wade, Sebastien Desay, Rogerio Martins, Accatone, JR From Dallas, Lurob, Hurlee, Fauvrelle, Oushanmete, Chrono, Ascaloon, Electric Bastards, Oz Romita, Van Czar, RV, The Revolving Junkie, Darouge, Active Line Six, Tribal Warriors, Ugur Yurt, Tofke, Lyle Quach, AngelLopez, Redraft Memories, Sander Bongertman, Sean McCaff, Project KF, Jey Fever, Soren Aalberg, Zolex, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Re Dupre, Rod B., Angelo Fracalanza, Sa.Du, M.R.T.N, Onofrio Conter, Ozan Kanik, Mariano Santos, Filth & Splendour, THiN, Franky Jones and Redhead.
The ever impressive Solartoff marks his full Eyepatch debut with a super smooth round of deep goodness. Solartoff has been responsible for some top notch remixes in the past and today we see his track “They Love Me” get an outing and is backed up with two stunning remixes.
The original Mix kicks off in smooth style with a nice chunky kick backed up with cool percussions. The bassline comes through with a deep lush vibe and some classy house chords ramp up the groove. The vocal sample fits perfectly and on the break we get treated to an amazing round of expert synth work.
Harmon & Landowski are next up with their Rework. The track intros with a tougher edge as the heavy kicks, percussions and amazing bassline carve out a solid flowing groove. The vocal is used sparingly and adds a cool layer to the sound. Superb synth work gives this track a bouncier feel which will do well on floors all over.
Van Czar closes the release with his Club Mix. Van is truly one of the hardest working artists around, he continues to DJ frequently around Madrid and his Bonzai Basik Beats Spain radioshow is gaining popularity all over, this is all topped off with dedicated studio work where he continues to churn out the quality. His mix is a super charged club orientated groove, the kicks have an understated thump which would be so powerful on a great system. The percussion arrangement as usual is top notch and the synth manipulation creates a cool flowing rhythm. Top stuff which will feature on many sets for sure.
The very busy Van Czar is back to Eyepatch with another stomping deep house cut entitled “Mon Reve”. The track is backed up with two top notch remixes and proves yet again that when it come to quality then Van is your man.
The original is any deep house fans dream. The intro has a big room feel with a reverbed kick and sharp hat setting off the groove brilliantly, cool vocals fade in and give off a club bar atmosphere while a very simple bass adds huge weight to the sound. Classy, filtered deep house chords are accompanied by a plucky string. On the break the bass takes over alongside a soulful vocal which is the icing on the cake for a truly fantastic cut.
Israeli born Ittai Barkai returns to Eyepatch and is first up to remix duties, big chunky kicks are matched with a wonderfully deep bassline which is both smooth and edgy. Cool percs provide a steady rhythm and very subtle guitars keeps the groove moving. The break goes deeper with some amazing long synths before getting right back into this party rocking vibe, top stuff.
The ever impressive Solartoff gives us his Modulare Remix. A much more upbeat vibe is garnered through brighter sounds, cool bouncy bass and sharp synth stabs are contrasted with a deeper organ sound. The kicks and percussions give off a flowing rhythm which will have any booty shaking. A fun track indeed which will be a welcome addition to any set.
I3000 aka Mario is a Belgian DJ and producer, he started into music by accident and has went on to host his own parties alongside his girlfriend in the Namur area. With a foothold into the deeper side of tech house we see a superb release on Eyepatch giving a unique sound that is very interesting to the ear.
“Rainy Summer” is a deep deep vibe with a myriad of quirky sounds and FX. A subtle kick leads us into this world where a low end bass rolls along at a steady pace, some nice detuned chords sit well in the depths. The use of many different sounds and effects keep you locked in to see what happens next, a well crafted debut.
Solartoff gives us his Deep Echo Mix, real deep and subtle in essence, an offbeat signature gives this a deep jazzy feeling. We also get a feeling of retro on the almost classic muted synth line with a soft piano coming in to add a new texture. Throughout this journey we become hypnotised by this very unique sound, top quality stuff indeed.
EPISODE 195: Aiemo – Sweet Peaches (Bonzai Progressive)
Second release for Unnamed in Eyepatch Recordings. The release comes with two outstanding originals, In Love and If.
The 28-year-old Danish/Italian artist is born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the pulsating, urban and unique atmosphere of Copenhagen, David Nicosia Longhi has produced and published under various pseudonyms such as Mazenga and Aiemo. Ranging from deep, minimal psytrance to chillout and melodic lounge music.
David himself describes the importance of inspiration gathered from the fast paced citylife: I love living in the city, there are endless inspirational options, ranging all the way from high-end fashion, cocktailbars, nightlife in general and even the modern oasis areas in Copenhagen, filled with peace and calm energy.I also like the anonymous feeling found in a big city. You could be surrounded by 100s of people and still feel like no one is seeing you. I generally get inspired from beautiful people around me and the desire to make and do something that touches the heart and thought of a human in combination with the electronically produced music. I want to keep living my daydream and my music reflects this.
Practical Inspiration has been gathered from both the trance/balearic scene throughout the 90s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.
His first releases goes back to 2003 with Italian based label Inner-sound Records on the Perfect Evolution compilation and shortly thereafter another release follow with a Danish label. After several years of devoting his artistic abilities in literature he again turned his attention towards electronic music and the perpetual style of modern lounge.
The style from David Nicosia Longhi is now mainly focused on top quality lounge music, with his own deep devotion into a timeless and atmospheric production.
EPISODE 196: Alexander Dancaless feat. Tatiana Maltseva – All The Time (Bonzai Elemental)
Alexander was born in the city of Tyumen, Russia, where he started to study music at a very early age. His strong musical formation had him writing his first productions before graduating from school. His natural sense of music and evolution drove him to work and experiment with electronic and digital productions. Alexander Dancaless developed a unique style that we can consider as the new wave of electronic music. Sound design, sticky rhythms and killer beats are the product of this new talent that will rock electronic fans around the globe. The basic styles: Tech-house, Deep-House, IDM, Downtempo.
Alexanders love of freedom defines his music as an independent and sincere one.
Tatiana Maltseva was born on the 21st of December 1989 in Tyumen (Russia), where she graduated Musical School. Tatiana was singing in the choir and was playing the piano. Also she sang in pop group and as student played in a blues band and then organized a rock band. Tatiana studies philosophy and religion.
In 2010 she began recording with Alexander Dancaless.
EPISODE 197: Patrik Prelovsky – Second Mate (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
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.
EPISODE 198: Rishi K. – White Krane (Green Martian)
For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.
Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.
He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.
His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.
EPISODE 199: DJk – Neutrality (Green Martian)
New Green Martian release with DJk. The release comes with two original tracks, Neutrality and Resinator.
EPISODE 200: Progrez EP – Volume 7 (Progrez)
Seventh installment in the Progrez EP series this time with original tracks by James Harcourt, Sasha, Sol & Grimm and Steve Lawler.
EPISODE 201: Eric Kanzler – Red Wire (Bonzai Basiks)
Erik Kanzler has significantly gained importance as producer and DJ over the past few years.
In 1999 he made is first experiences as a DJ, a producer and a party-organizer and worked hard on his carrier in each of these aspects. But it was not until 2010 that Digital Records published unexpectedly his very first release Starcake. It was followed by two more releases. In Spring 2011 he released the About Be EP under his alter ego Kanzler and Wischnewski on the label Keymono Music which was at the same time his first Vinyl release. Soon after that release after release followed on labels such as Karateklub Records who published his Flatrunner EP, Ostfunk Records from Berlin and Etiketa Records from Croatia.
His alter ego, which is actually a merger, Kanzler and Wischnewski was founded in 2010. In his music he combines layers of dry and well-structured sounds together with house grooves and dubby bass, jazz trumpets and oriental sounds and adds a touch of minimalistic to take the crowd beyond the main-floor experience.
People from the press described his sound as Fresh and an Exploration Of The Abstract and Minimal New Chicago Sound.
Eric Kanzlers live act are extravagant and not for the average audience. A look hat the upcoming booking dates shows that with his gigs he reaches much further than Berlin and he is said to be the most interesting newcomer act around.
EPISODE 202: metrONomes – The Call (Progrez)
metrONomes had been created from Djs and Producers JoN ManimaL & MagroS…The purpose…to travel your souls and emotions through dance music as we imagine and feel it…
They had performed with Sander Kleinenberg, Guy J, D-Nox, Phil Thompson aka Moonface, Antony Pappa, Son Kite, Tycon, D-Nox, Armin Van Buuren, Antix aka Fiord,Symphonix,Glen Morison, John Digweed, G Pal and many more presenting the *metrONomeS Live Project* which is a combination of sound and visuals.
metrONomes are releasing from various labels up until today such as:
Movement Recordings – Harmonia Records – Stellarphonic Recordings – OLD SQL Recordings Deepsessions Recordings – Micro Digital Records – Santos Recordings – Focus Records – Polytechnics Recordings.
From 2012 metrONomes are proudly members of the legendary Bonzai Progressive Label.
Live it – Luv it – Dance it!
EPISODE 203: Frank Storm – My Little Koal (Monog Records)
nd we reached the release number 20! To celebrate this mark, we proudly present “Our Little Koal”, the debut EP from Frank storm on Monog Records. Frank Storm aka Francesco maffei was born in Pisa and from a young age was attracted by electronic music and dance.
Over the years, despite being very young he joined the “mad house music” taking big hits from 2008 to present and playing in the best Italian clubs with his co-workers from mad house. This EP is composed by two original tracks (My Little Koal and So and So) and two remixes of My little Koal.
The remixers are Luis Bravo and Joal which is back after almost one year way from Monog! Stay with us in our profound monogamic relation!
EPISODE 204: Pablo Gael – Libelula (Bonzai Progressive)
Pablo Gael’s classic Libelula get’s a updated remix treatment from Paduraru and Dimitry Liss & Costas Papa.
EPISODE 205: Rob McCarthy – Escape to Panama EP (Eyepatch Recordings)
New Eyepatch Recordings release, this time from Rob McCarthy. The release comes with three original tracks, Escape To Panama, Circa No Ante and The Fall.
Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren
EPISODE 206: Solartoff – Airflush (Eyepatch Recordings)
Solartoffs life is all about music. He is foremost a DJ and spinning the decks is what he is living for and this is what he has been doing the past 10 years.
Solartoff is definitely a man that truly has a style of his own. His passion is to combine different styles of music with his formidable mixing skills thriving to present the perfect set full of personality. Growing up in the mid-90s, the strongest musical influence on his life was Marek Bilinski a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Poland. Listening to the vibes of the electronic music scene Solartoff soon became part of it. Today Solartoff is read to sweep the dancefloor and surprise the people with his gorgeous sets without musical boundary.
He is always searching for the striking impulses in club music to turn the hours on the dancefloor into special and lasting moments. He loves to play long DJ-sets benefiting from ability to mix whatever music he pleases selecting with good taste and feel from a range of music.
Hi loves to switch styles from Deep House, to Tech House or else Funky House. And as long as the people keep moving on the dancefloor: Who cares? Solartoff does not because to him its about making people move. And whenever the crowd thinks he got his style he is already up for something else.
EPISODE 207: Victor Maximiliano – Deep In Tha Groove (Eyepatch Recordings)
Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands. His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam. Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808. In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations. Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s.
EPISODE 208: Lucio Grandi – Reelooper EP (Bonzai Basiks)
Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.
His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.
Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.
But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.
Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.
Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.
He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.
He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.
Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on Bonzai Basiks.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.
EPISODE 209: Eyepatched – Volume 2 (Eyepatch Recordings)
Are you Deep In Tha Groove? Amazing bouncing and groovin 4 tracker. After the successful Volume 1 Eyepatch is back with an ass shacking and rhythm hunting vinyl.
Ibiza 2K12 – Deep House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Wonji, Ed Lee, Brett Lawrence, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Sa.Du, Unnamed, Jimmy Galle, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Middle Rhythm, Qmusse, Maertz, Rishi K., Jamez & Soulboy, Guido Durante & Mattia Evo, Baltj_More, Submantra, Jon Sweetname, Iker Undersound, Charles Ramirez, Vasco, Diego Alvez, Ittai Barkai and Solartoff.