Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2016-08-01
Catalog number: BP5712016
Koschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with a full debut in the form of the superb Diwan which comes backed up with two top notch remixes from Manu Riga and Dennis Franchi. We last saw Koschk back in May 2016 on remix duties for Rise and Fall’s Genetic which generated great support across the board.
First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a muted kick drum alongside subtle percussions that build slowly into a nice shuffling rhythmic flow. A fading in bass pluck delivers a superb energetic sound that gets into every nook and cranny before being joined by a warmer, more lush bass. Progressive vibes ooze out of this one, with the bass shoring up the low end we’re treated to some sublime swirling pads and strings that bring a cosmic vibe into play. Bright crispy hats are moved into double time as we find ourselves totally hooked while our feet do the dancing. The break offers up a beautifully surreal moment as the pads take over before we get slammed back into full on mode. Top notch stuff you do not want to miss.
Fresh off the back of his much anticipated album – Surrounded – Manu Riga is back with his outstanding Analogics Remix. With the album release still generating a buzz by topping many charts, Adriaan Baussens wastes no time in churning out yet more quality cuts. At the start of 2016 we said that this would be a huge year for this guy, and at the midway point this could not be more true. The support for Manu Riga continues to rise and with remixes like this one it will no doubt go through the roof by the end of the year. We couldn’t be more proud of this guy and what he brings to the label, to ourselves personally and to his ever growing army of fans across the world. The remix intros with a dark bass sound that traps us into the deep progressive vibe it creates. Nice chunky kick drums come into play as various otherworldly sounds are introduced. On the low end the bassline offers a wonderfully deep groove that resonates perfectly through the track as expertly crafted FX and sweeping pads do their thing. Manu brings in a beautiful melodic sequence that contrasts brilliantly with the deeper elements in a melancholic way. On the break we are drawn deeper into the groove as those pads work their magic and the bass fades in slowly taking us back into full on mode and those tasty beats. Simply stunning yet again from the master, a must have for sure.
Dennis Franchi returns and he knocks up a superb remix which comes not long after his latest cut – Into Place featuring Angelo Dobric saw some fantastic reviews becoming a firm favourite among many. It’s always an exciting time when this guy comes along for the ride, delivering his own brand of techno that is guaranteed to get the sweat dripping off the ceilings. On the remix here, Dennis offers up a techno approach that will most definitely get any floor rocking. Punchy kick drums and crispy hats lead the way as hypnotic sounds go off in the background. A beautifully subtle bassline eases its way into the groove and is joined by some cool synth sounds that add wonderful textures. The bassline beefs up to dominate the groove and as the layers build we find ourselves locked on. Some excellent techno sounds lurk around