Award winning international DJ, producer, Paul Hamilton marks his full debut at Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Alpha Waves, alongside fellow debutant Celene. No stranger to us here, Paul has delivered no less than four quality remixes for us since the end of 2018. Considered a powerful force in electronic music, Paul has over 20 years’ experience and has won several awards during this time. A plethora of releases across several labels, has seen his status soar, and countless residencies in top venues gained him a solid rep amongst his peers. He is the first Maltese, Dubai/Abu Dhabi based Progressive artist to be hand-picked by Armin Van Buuren, Ruben De Ronde and David Lewis Productions to play the biggest indoor festival in the world, A State Of Trance 850 Progressive Arena in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Chris Alex aka Celene was born in Serres, Greece. At an early age he realised music was his life’s path. He learned to play the piano and after some years he started playing electronic music at local clubs. 2020 saw him release his first tracks with great reactions. He is an active, core member of the promoting and event hosting team called NoLove. His music is characterized by out-of-this-world atmospheres and dynamic grooves.
Alpha Waves delivers a pure, progressive groove. Punchy kick drums lead as rhythmic percussions stack up. Deep, bubbling basses lurk on the low end, creating a rolling groove which soon becomes infectious. Harsh stabs contrast with delicate notes, while on the break, an airy pad comes through, generating an atmosphere that mystifies the listener. A powerful progressive mover that will not disappoint.
Bellatrix sees Paul and Chris keep the focus on that pure progressive sound. A touch of retro seeps into the groove here, bringing a nostalgic vibe which is a delight to the ears. Tight beats and shuffling percussions do their work as gritty stabs mesmerize. Dreamy sequences and timely FX combine as melodic arps cascade. The break is simply sublime, the pads, the enchanting voices, the atmosphere, the perfect combination which culminates in a climax back to the main groove for the duration. Just stunning.