Bulgarian born and now residing in Turkey, DJ and producer Askin Dedeoglu shows up on our Progrez imprint with the excellent four tracker entitled Dark Traces EP which is the follow up to his debut – White – over on Green Martian back in 2016. Askin became interested in electronic music around 1990 and in 1994 he started to DJ securing gigs at various night clubs. In 2005 he started to look into producing while working in the IT industry. His first release came in 2014 and was representative of the sounds he was creating between 2005 and 2008. Tracks he made between 2008 and 2012 were part of his second album Route 34 and all tracks after that make up his hugely impressive back catalogue. A super talented artist with a diverse sound, always exciting to get his new material in the mailbox.
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Ivan Shadrin aka Ego Progressus returns to Progrez with the outstanding Twenty Past Four P.M. which comes backed up with two quality remixes. This one marks his sixth outing on Progrez and comes after a bit of a hiatus when we last caught a glimpse of his talents with The Bow Tie back in 2014. Ivan is very much an advocate of the darker side of prog and tech and this comes through in his live sets. He has developed a rich musical taste and it is this that inspires him to form out his dark and sometimes tribal vibes.
Do Shock Booze (pronounced Doushokubutsu) aka DJ Yoichi Hayashi debuts on Progrez with the sublime Toriteva. Yoichi built a career as a rock band singer and guitarist in the late 90s before moving into the realms of electronic music. His tracks have the scent of creative melody and ethnic taste and are attributed by modern psychedelic sounds. He has seen releases on highly renowned labels such as Traum Schallplatten, Beatfreak Recordings, Baroque Records, Bonzai and Aenaria Music. He also runs his own label Totem Traxx which has a fast growing base. His DJing style is quite unique as he blends multiple genres creating contrasting sounds and melodies. He has performed on a variety of popular radio stations such as Proton Radio, Frisky Radio, Kollektiv K (Fukushima Pref),DMiX (Oscar L) Insomnia FM and Framed FM. In May 2016 his original album Modernian was released simultaneously by German label Resopal Schallware and his own label Totem Traxx. Great to have him on board and we’re sure his tracks will be very well received.
Italian DJ and producer duo Checco Esse and Adriano Dodici are back at Progrez with the superb two track Motion EP. The guys’ last outing here was back in August 2016 with the Quick EP which gained great support from many. Checco and Adriano are considered with very high regard among their peers and are known for the outstanding quality in their work. Since the early nineties they’ve been delivering the goods and we certainly hope they’ll be delivering many more goodies in the future.
Progrez stalwarts metrONomes return with another superb joint entitled aenaON. The guys have been around Progrez for quite a while and have solidified their presence with top notch grooves throughout. Their last outing – Crocodile Tears proved popular and no doubt this latest tech fuelled slice will follow suit.
Samuele Squicciarini debuts on Progrez with the superb Hold On which features a top notch remix from Angelo Dobric. Samuele started to DJ at the age of 15 which led him into the world of live performance where he showed off his skills. In 2011 he began to produce his own music in the studio and soon got releases on international labels like King Street Sounds, Go Deeva Records, King Street, Pocket Jacks Trax and many others. His work constantly receives support from some of the best DJs in the world such as Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Joe T Vannelli, Chus & Ceballos, Ferry Corsten, David Herrero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Boostedkids and more. He was resident and guest in clubs like the mythical ArtClub, Sesto Senso in Desenzano, and the famous Hollywood in Bardolino.
Belfast based techno maestro Louis Irvine is back with his third offering on Progrez. The two track Alpas EP raises the bar in the pumping techno world. Louis is quickly establishing himself as top player in his field, his last two outings Malfunction and In My Mind proved popular among many featuring in various sets and compilations, definitely one to watch here.
Italian DJ and producer duo Checco Esse and Adriano Dodici return to Progrez with the superb Quick EP. Just a few short months ago the guys debuted here with their Nineteen Experience EP which gained some good support across the board as well as featuring on top download portals. Checco and Adriano have been around for quite a while and they certainly know how to work a track, Checco has been releasing quality cuts since 1995 while Adriano started around 1992. For this one the guys have went full on dancefloor destroyer with an acid laced driving techno slice, serious tunage alert.
Belfast based Louis Irvine follows his previous Progrez techno slice – Malfunction – with the impressive two track In My Mind EP. Malfunction and its B-side Time Bomb proved popular among techno jocks and featured in many playlists and charts, it also made its way onto top compilations and it’s no surprise that many floors were rocked by its presence. Louis remains consistent in his approach to making music, all the while learning new tricks and methods. He puts in a lot of studio time as he strives for only the very best quality sounds. Much more to come from this guy so well worth keeping any eye on.
Ruben makes a welcome return to Progrez with frighteningly titled 1428 Elm Street which will be a familiar location for fans of the 1984 cult movie classic with Freddy Krueger causing mayhem. On the music front though we’re delighted to have Ruben back to deliver yet another superb slice of deep tech house. His last outing was back in October 2015 with Mindtrap EP and then a feature on our Club Trax compilation Dark & Deep 3. Prepare yourselves for this one and remember, try not to dream because some guy with blades for fingers might just pop in to say…boo.