Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2016-06-20
Catalog number: BP5602016
K.Oshkin aka Konstantin Oshkin marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Assol which comes packed with four fantastic remixes. Since 2014 this guy has racked up an impressive discography that focuses in on quality progressive sounds. His work has been released on various labels including Incepto, Sleepless Nights Recordings, Inmost Records, Aeriform Records and Balkan Connection to name just a few. On top of that he has worked with a raft of top producers, Ewan Rill, Following Light, Matt Holliday and Jonnas B are just some of the artists who have picked up on Konstantin’s sound and provided their own top class remix. Great to have this guy on board and hopefully we’ll see much more in the future.
The Original Orchestral Mix is up first and this one offers up a surreal progressive groove that captivates and mesmerizes. The intro boasts a cacophony of dreamy melodies that blend effortlessly into intricate patterns. Super rich strings come through and are the perfect accompaniment to the melodies as you find yourself totally hooked. A tight drum and percussions section keeps the rhythm flowing while the harmonies and melodies join together. A beautifully composed feel-good slice of prog that will not disappoint.
Hungarian DJ and producer Reis Robert aka Robert R. Hardy is up first on remix duties. We last got a glimpse of this guys skills back in February 2016 on Christopher Hermann’s Emerald Queen as well as appearances on a couple of Bonzai compilations. Good to see him back once more for another stomping progressive remix we know we’re going to love. The remix intros with a cool hi hat and subtle percussion pattern before nice and chunky kick drums take over and lead the way. Already we find ourselves drifting along with the sound as soft melodies come through accompanied by a warm bassline and dreamy pads. The track settles into a solid groove for the duration as we become locked onto its infectious sound. Top notch stuff that you do not want to miss.
Ewan Rill returns to Bonzai Progressive with his superb remix. The last time we saw this talented artist was alongside fellow producer Casper and their Vacuum EP in February 2016. Since then he has been busy releasing quality cuts on various labels. It’s always a pleasure to have this guy on the roster and we hope to see much more in the future. Here on the remix Ewan gets down to business taking us on a superb deep progressive journey. The intro boasts a solid punchy kick drum and a shuffling rhythmic percussion arrangement that layers up brilliantly. A deep probing bassline comes through and dominates the sound as we are forced to move with the hypnotic gaze it delivers. Cool FX are perfectly placed to deliver maximum impact while strings and synths ease their way into the sound. A real progressive pounder that will be a welcome addition in any late night set.
Andrea Shu debuts on Bonzai with a fantastic remix to get the progressive juices flowing. Already making waves on the scene with releases on Balkan Connection and Genesis Music, this hugely talented producer has also worked with many top artists including Ewan Rill, Michael A, Dmitry Molosh and Kaan Koray. The remix intros with a chunky kick drum and a ris