Amsterdam based Rik Balk aka Fore C debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Grey Area which includes a top-notch remix from the experienced Köschk. DJ and producer Rik is a relative newcomer to music production, this one is his first release and he’s made a fantastic first impression and, no doubt, this is a small taste of what’s to come from this guy.
The Original Mix dishes out a solid progressive house groove that draws us in right from the off thanks to a tight drum arrangement and that hypnotic bass. At its core we find a chunky groove made up of layered basses and stabby synth chords. Subtle 303 style acid phrases crop up adding a dynamic to the sound which contrasts with the unique melodic structure. Rich, swirling pads and emotive vox create hair-raising moments making this a track destined for the big stage and the discerning collector alike.
Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive on remix duties which follows his last effort here with As Clear As Dream. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun started his online radio show Catalepsy in 2010, which ran for 5 years. Over those years, he grabbed the attention of many top jocks like Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, and Paul Oakenfold and his tracks appeared on many labels around the globe, until Cygnus got a notable release on PVD’s Vandit Records. After several remixes and appearances on our compilations, he began to deliver top notch original works which always grab a lot of attention and so far, we’ve seen four original pieces and twice as many remix works. Always a pleasure having him on the label. On the remix here, Köschk takes us on a truly deep and wonderful journey into the progressive house abyss. Taking the main elements from the original and transforming them into a sublime experience with a distinct cinematic vibe, thanks to those huge synths on the break. Lush basses, tight beats and a strong musical narrative are the order of the day here and this is not to be missed.