One Rock State debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic, Black Hole, which is backed up with three top-notch remixes. ORS was founded in 2011 by ambitious DJ and producer duo, Vyacheslav Kudryashov and Kirill Kozlov. After a time, Vyacheslav left the project and Kirill took the reins, honing his skills in the studio and pursuing a solo career. Now, with experience and drive, ORS is ready with new material for 2021 and we hope to see much more in the future.
The Original Mix presents an infectious and energetic progressive builder. Right from the off, we’re locked in to a rolling bassline and powerful drum arrangement. Solid kicks, crispy hats and a tight rhythmic core get the floor moving as the tension rises. Soaring synths, full of depth and atmosphere take hold on the break, sending us into the stratosphere before a snare roll build up plummets us back to that psy-induced groove.
Cortex Thrill are back on remix duties. A force to be reckoned with, these guys have been around the block and seen it all. Since 1993 they’ve been committed to delivering only the finest quality sounds. They adapt, change with times and bring their interpretations to life using the latest technologies to hand. If you haven’t already, check out their album, 3.0, which celebrates their 30 years on the scene. Here, the original is given a cosmic makeover, with sharp, phasing synths weaving through the track to the backdrop of a tight drum section. The dominant force is the strong, rolling bassline which combines effortlessly with the futuristic, dystopian vibe. Peak time fodder, no doubt.
Bonzai favourite Pavlin Petrov returns on the remix, delivering more of his signature sound. Pavlin started producing in 2005 with a keen interest in ambient before he got more into progressive house. He likes to experiment with every new track and express that deep and dark feeling dedicated to his unique style. He’s been responsible for a raft of quality cuts for us over the years and it’s always great to hear his latest works. On the remix here, Pavlin opts for a warmer groove for a more emotive response. Chunky beats drive the sound as a lush, chugging bassline locks us in. Big synth hits and sinister voices add depth, while on the break, contrasting elements create a surreal atmosphere.
We welcome John May back to BP with a solid remix. Highly influenced by the Synth-pop of the 80s and the melodic electronics of the 90s, John spent over 18 years composing for himself and for others. He got more into House music before moving into the Progressive and Techno scene, with deeper melodies and a more underground groove. The remix here dishes out a solid, club infused progressive mover. A tight drum core leads and swirling pads add a richness to the groove as strong, chunky basses drive. The break throws up anthemic synths that will get hands in the air, before the main groove kicks back in. An absolute stomper that will not disappoint.