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German DJ producer Thorsten Hammer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker Black Hole EP. Thorsten grew up with the early 90’s German sound and frequented clubs such as Omen and Dorian Gray, this is when he really fell in love with electronic music. After many years of DJing he decided he would try to find his own unique sound. In 2011 he started up his own label, Ametist Records which focused on bringing in new talent and Tech House and Deep House with room left for some Techno. Aside from Ametist his tracks have been released on a hugely impressive amount of labels. Delighted to have him on board.
Italian producer Marcus Raute is back at Piston with the fantastic two tracker, Without You EP. We last saw London based Marcus back in the summer of 2014 with Samplin’ Memories which went down a storm in all the right places. Since then he has notched up a raft of releases across various labels and solidifying his hold on the Deep House arena. He also recently played at the famous Ministry Of Sound in February 2015 and no doubt you will see him other top venues soon.
The Muzika train just keeps on running, already we are seeing the 10th instalment featuring some of the finest Techno cuts around from the likes of Harun Karabulut, Patrik Prelovsky, Dr. Mabuze and Sylar.Harun Karabulut kicks us off with the fantastic Complex Gravity. Harun is no stranger to the Muzika series, he teamed up with Ozan Kanik on Volume 7 with Yavas Yavas back in 2014 and has been churning out quality cuts on various labels since. We’re delighted to see him back with this stomper. The track gets right into the bowels of Techno with chunky beats and a superb deep bass that packs a huge punch throughout. The tight arrangement is tied up with expertly crafted noise FX that sweep over the sound perfectly as classic chord stabs litter the groove. Top notch yet again from Harun, a track you will not want to miss.
Finnish producing duo, Soft Knees, make a welcome return to Bonzai, this time around they show up on Bonzai Elemental with the sublime three tracker Lost Tapes. Soft Knees intros with a super smooth and grooving arrangement filled with cool electric guitars, deep droning basses and a slow drum creating a beautiful atmosphere. Distant voices come through and have a huge impact on the sound as the intensity rises with a nod to prog rock through electrified guitar riffs. A simply stunning slice of music that you need in your collection.
Matt and Manu are back in duo form again with another sublime, tantalising progressive cut. These guys are currently hitting top form with their works, they set the bar high when they delivered You Are Contagious back in February and without doubt they have maintained their attention to quality this time around. So much going on at the moment for these guys, individually and together. They have successfully launched their own radioshow Ethnoscience and have appeared as guests on many other shows over the last few months including a spot on The Diversity of Progressive. Manu continues his run of top notch pressings with remixes for various artists including his own remix on Blufeld’s A World Less Ordinary and with Matt on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone. He is also working alongside another superb artist on a new project which we will learn more about soon, so stay tuned. Matt also continues to deliver the goods, he is a constant feature on Joof and has a brand new single coming very soon on Bonzai Progressive as well as a feature on Recoverworlds newest compilation. Lots of things happening for Matt in the coming months covering both releases and DJing, so keep an eye out as he could be playing somewhere near you soon.
Debut appearance on Bonzai Progressive for Tomin, Aniko and Cherif with the wonderful deep progressive tones of Summer’s Gone. First time venture for this trio of artists with each bringing their own unique flavour to the table. Bratislava based Tomin has been around the scene for quite a while having started out in 2004 as resident DJ in Exit and Mecca before getting his teeth into music production. He has flirted with many styles of music but always brings out a deep emotional vibe.
Brett Lawrence is back at Piston with the superb Just Jestin’ EP. His last outing Different Heat EP was very well received and you can rest assured that this new cut will turn a few heads. Brett has been around the music scene for quite a while now and he remains as dedicated as ever. After shuffling around the UK organising parties, DJing and clubbing he settled in London where he established the thriving Assembly Records which continues to be a go to label for uncompromising sounds.
Altek debuts on Green Martian with the tantalising Control EP. Hailing from El Paso, Altek has been influenced by lots of different genres which have shaped his sound today. In mid-2000’s he became more involved with electronic music, particularly deep house, progressive house, minimal, techno, and trance. He started DJing in 2006 and was mainly focused on trance but changed direction as he looked more into progressive sounds. Now residing in Austin, TX and thanks to the help from RealMusic Events, Electric Avenue ATX †and Hypersonic Radio, today Altek can showcase his record box at local clubs (Kingdom and Lania) which contain sounds from Cid Inc, Stas Drive, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Guy J, Guy Barone, †Mike Griego, Marcelo Vasami, Andrea Cassino, Anthony Mea, Addex and many more underground house hold names. He started producing back in 2007 when he took piano and music theory lessons which in essence have helped with his understanding of music.† After many years of learning and practicing, he got recognition for his remix on One of Use, One of Them by Lukajieff. Delighted to have him on board and we look forward to more.
Alex Wolf and Claas Herrmann join forces on the techno fuelled Wormhole EP. These two young German producers have been around for a while now and have worked together in the past on Captiol Input. Alex started out at a young age and found himself immersed in Minimal Techno vibes. In 2011 he began to produce his own material and gained a lot of support with his first release Drugs All Night. Soon after he embarked on a new journey when he got the DJing bug which led him to play at lots of top parties. Claas also started out in music when he was young, his first release Unknown Groove was snapped up by many labels and spread around the globe with much support. He also DJ’s regularly alongside some of the world’s top jocks.
The Club Traxx journey continues with Psy Progressive 2, an expedition into full on banging beats and trippy basslines. The first outing proved popular and this time around again, we have meticulously selected only the finest cuts for inclusion. 20 of the best top notch, hard hitting grooves are on offer from the likes of Liquid Soul, Zen Mechanics, ManMadeMen, Martian Arts & Black Noise, Ananda Shake, Faders, ON3, Bliss, Outsiders, Symbotic , Spirit Architect, Dj Antrix, Killer Weekend, Masticate, Sonic Species, System Nipel, Aquatica, Dapanji, Mystical Complex, Vibe Tribe, Spade, X-Noize, Funk, Truck, Nitro Drop, Roger Rabbit, Stereo Plug ft. Twelve sessions, Aerospace, Planet 6, Mystical Complex, Kali, Lifeforms, Yar Zaa and Artsense. Grab yourself this megapack and boost your DJ prowess to the limit.
Blufeld returns to take us on one of his beautifully colourful progressive trips with the superb A World Less Ordinary which comes packed to the hilt with three top notch remixes. As ever Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and he has recently announced his 4th studio album is just about ready for our listening pleasure, so stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime his latest track Threlkeld got a nod on Drizzly Records’ Trance Sessions 14. As well as that his remix on Greenage’s Lost Memories stalked the charts for a while and keeps with his constant presence on the scene. Exciting times ahead that you will not want to miss.
Ferdas Digital is back with Department 42, eight tracks of purely deep and techy progressive vibes, just what we like here at Progrez. His last outing, Sand Candy EP, made waves in all the right places which led to a lot of interest in this young Russian producer. Still much more to come, so watch this space.