Prolific DJ and producer Joni Saarelainen aka Johny S returns to Eyepatch after a long hiatus, but this time he is back making a full release debut with the superb Less Could Be More EP. previously we had seen Joni on remix duty on a few tracks for Chantola way back in 2011, and he continues to offer his skills on Chantola’s tracks to this day. Joni is no stranger to us here in the Bonzai offices either, his first release came on our legacy label Tranceportation under his Saarre guise with Time Stops Here in 2008 and then The Dark EP in 2009, he has also shown up on Green Martian and Nemesis back in 2010. In 2010 he gave us Saxian on Tripomatic Records, this time as Joni S. Since then he has continued to appear on quality labels such as Bullbeat Recordings, Club 86 Recordings as well as appearances on compilations for Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. Great to see him back and we’re sure this newest cut will have a big impact in many sets.
The title track Less Could Be More intros with a nice chunky kick drum and crispy hats with a simple vocal shot in tow. A cool plucky bass comes in and we see the tech house groove take shape. Tight drums make for a smooth flowing rhythm as the deep rooted bass takes hold and dominates the track beautifully. A somewhat minimal sound with subtle synths on the break, this one is a definite floorfiller with killer beats and a pumping vibe that will force you to move.
All Around sets off with a sharp snare and clap combi as distant pads fade in before a cool snare roll takes us to the solid, pounding kick drums and crispy hats. A deep probing bass comes through and settles the groove into full on tech mode that will get the booty’s shakin in no time. A real smooth chord arrangement keeps the groovy vibe moving and is complimented by equally cool vocal snippets. A definite must have track for any set.