Marcin Stepien aka Neptun 505 is back at Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Event Horizon. This two tracker follows his last effort here with Lunar EP which gained great support. Since then he’s been busy with lots of releases on various labels, great to see him back once again. Growing up Marcin listened to music from hip-hop to dance. Over time electronic music took his interest so he started to study the roots of this type of music. Artists like Michael Cretu (Enigma), Kraftwerk and Jean-Michel Jarre are the people who had the greatest impact on him. He started to make own music in 1999 but 2008 was a real breakthrough year for him with original and remix releases on labels like Magnetide Records, UDTK Records, and then later on Dirty Stuff Records, Electronic Tree, Mistique Music, Smart Phenomena Records and Passion Fruit Recordings. He has also delivered quality cuts over on our own Green Martian imprint. Always one to watch, a hugely talented artist indeed.
Event Horizon wallows in sublime, cosmic synth layers wrapped up in a solid progressive groove. Tight drums and rhythmic percussions ensure a busy floor as we’re captivated by the intricate melodics laced with space-age wonder. On the low end, a steady, dancey bassline dominates, holding the groove nicely and locking us in for the duration. Top notch stuff once again that will not disappoint.
Signals From Above offers up a deeper progressive vibe with a pulsing bassline at its core, surrounded by an array of harmonic synths that take us to another dimension. The production is tight, beautifully woven patterns create a rhythmic flow that forces you to move as those majestic synth melodies float overhead alongside hair-raisin ahh vox sounds. An excellent slice that is not to be missed.