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The Revolving Junkie aka UK based Paul Kieran shows us his second Bonzai release after the well received “Scalpel”. The darker edge continues and we are certain of a lot of support for this UK talent.
“No Stars” has that dark edge that keeps you locked in to the groove, the deep bass coupled with a superb drum and perc arrangement build the rhythm nicely, cool synths build up and transform into something tough and gritty. On the break things take a subtle turn with an almost whispered vocal but then it’s straight back into the dark groove.
“Have Good Time” is a far more minimal approach, subtle kicks with a smooth percussion line are the backing for a constantly evolving synth. Soon the deeper bass comes through and a repetitive short vocal sample takes over. The sound here morphs and filters brilliantly, top stuff!
Bonzai Progressive – Best Of 2012 comes with twenty-five original and remixes from Manu Riga, Crocy, Mindgamers, Arthur M & Manos, Chantola, Fab Code, Abi-Q & Raw-E, Loquai, Planisphere, Digital Angel, Frank Le Fever, Ewan Pearson, Nancy Burrello, Tali Freaks, Soundmodul, Moffous & Francesco Parla, Alex Roque, Mylan, The Revolving Junkie, Aiemo, Redraft Memories, Dee Brown, Diego Alvez, Solunamanalia, Nu Guise and Velvet Girl.
Nancy Burrello & Digital Angel return to Bonzai Progressive with a stunning work of prog house backed up with a few brilliant remixes. This impressive duo have seen a few releases on Bonzai’s labels and have featured in many compilation series also. After their “Blue Heart” release at the start of this year they have been very busy working with Velvet Girl, Planisphere and others on remixes and production for various tracks. Today we have “Time X”, awesome prog house meets tech that will get the body moving.
The original mix takes control from the off, solid chunky beats and bass with cool underlying melodies and acid riff, the main focus turns to a brilliant guitar riff throughout and a gritty vocal pops up from time to time, really awesome stuff.
Fresh from his last single “Scalpel” The Revolving Junkie steps up to remix duties next and he delivers a stunning rework on the original. Focusing on a chunky hypnotic bassline that fills the waves, high pitch strings add sweetness to an almost dark vibe, great use on the guitar riff and vocal, an all round solid groove.
CJ Art beefs things up with a full on progressive monster, utilising the original elements very well. Pure floor driven vibe with great FX, an infectious hook gets inside your head and stays there for the duration, simply wonderful remix!
Matteo Monero completes an awesome set of remixes, keeping the vibe alive with pure solid prog grooves, brilliant bassline and the vocals fit nicely into this, on the break the melodies do their stuff and the groove kicks back in style.
“Plasma Flow” is a laidback affair with a cool downtempo groove, big heavy kick alongside sweet melodic sounds, beautiful track.
Debut release on Bonzai Progressive for UK based producer Paul Kieran aka The Revolving Junkie and his 2 tracker “Scalpel”
“Scalpel” is a look into the deeper, darker side of prog house, big deep bass sound with very tense pads creating an almost haunting atmosphere that is tough and gritty also. Real nice work on the FX add an extra bit of depth, the tune winds down into near silence on the break and hits you smack back in the face on the kickback, beautifully crafted music.
“Non Stick Pan” is a far more tech orientated piece, cool bouncing rhythm and a very strange fun vocal. Subtle yet heavy kicks and a deep bass chugg along and on the break FX’d synths take over and some very nice production skills shine through.
Another fine piece of quality shines on the Bonzai Progressive imprint.