Dimas Ramadian aka Jakarta based DJ and producer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic North East EP. A popular DJ in the worlds of House and Techno and everything in between, this guy boasts an impressive back catalogue spanning back to 2008. Dimas has gained the respect of his peers after cutting his teeth in the Indonesian underground scene, by 2005 he was a well-known artist and soon after he started to produce his own sounds. His extensive musical knowledge allows him to command any dance floor with his choice cuts. He is the proud presenter of Indonesia’s first worldwide podcast, namely Bagong Odyssey With DJ Dimitri, and this has given him the exposure to work with talented artists from around the world and which also led to the creation of his own label Bagong Digital. With appearances on many labels including The 45MF Group, Bagong Digital, Celestial Tracks, LW Recordings, Laxity Recordings, ACID029 and State Of Play, we’re delighted to have him on board at BP.
North East intros with a nice punchy kick drum and crispy hat combi alongside a cool and very subtle synth that results in a superb progressive flow. A deep rumbling bassline dominates the low frequencies and powers the track on relentlessly. The drums are tight and will keep the floors rocking no doubt as darker vibes come through. Throughout the track we are treated to some ultra cool electronic snare rolls and early synth style sounds that give the track a lot of character. A definite must have for any late night prog set.
South West sets off with a well rounded kick drum and a tribalistic drum section. Soft hi hats are joined by various percussions to deliver a tight and solid beat to move to. Some nice synth work provides colourful textures that shift within the sound beautifully as the driving beats keep the groove moving. The bassline sits perfectly with a very powerful throb that reverberates right through the sound yet allows the higher frequencies to shine. Warm pads are dominant on the break as they swirl overhead before we are slammed back into full on mode. A wonderfully deep and rich progressive sound that is not to be missed.