Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2017-08-07
Catalog number: BP6742017
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal returns after a short hiatus with the superb Epiphany. We last saw him back in 2016 on remix duties for Blufeld & Platunoff – Tiefe Gedanken as well as appearances on several of our compilations. Alex found a passion for music at a very young age when he learned to play Spanish guitar and piano. He grew up listening a wide range of music from the 80’s & 90’s, the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, A-Ha, New Order, The Cult, Nirvana and Metallica, are just some of the bands that shaped his youth. He started to DJ in the early 90’s playing techno, trance & house in local clubs and private parties. The next step in his musical career came in 2012 when he started to produce his own music. Soon after he had releases on various prestigious progressive labels like Stellar Fountain with Stellarium EP, Mistique Music with Lost In Your Eyes, OLD SQL Recordings with Nomads Of The Sky EP and Perfecto Records with Wild Beauty which was featured on Paul Oakenfolds DJ Box in March 2014. Since then he has racked up an impressive release count on Bonzai progressive where he showcases his awesome brand of progressive grooves.
We go straight into a dark and murky progressive groove on the Original Mix with a tight drum section filled with chunky beats and crispy his hats leading the way. On the low end a beautiful weighty bubbling bassline sits, inviting us into its abyssal home. Swirling pads and mysterious FX keep the imagination firing as we get totally immersed in this solid groover. A definite must have for sure.
Manuel Palmitesta and Silvio Petrich join forces once again on a fantastic remix which will definitely grab a lot of attention. They recently teamed up on Musicoleptik – Zenit which gained a great deal of support and no doubt this one will follow in its footsteps. German DJ and producer Manuel Palmitesta is no stranger to these shores after his debut cut Rush Hour EP proved very popular indeed. Over the last few years we have seen this guy crop up on several releases where he delivered top notch remixes. Ecco’s Switch, A.M.X’s Secret Lover and Tech Dealer’s Plastic Vibes are just some of the releases he’s contributed to. We’ve also seen him appear on Bonzai Basik Beats radio show. He has also seen releases on many labels over the last few years and he always gains lots of support. Fellow countryman Silvio boasts an impressive catalogue having just started to put out his own music at the start of 2017. His sound is really taking hold and we’re sure he will be one to watch for the future. On the remix here, the guys takes us on a fantastic journey into prog with a diverse sound fit for any late night set. Wonderfully rich mesmeric voices sit alongside a deep droning bass and a cacophony of cool sounds and FX. Subtle melodies add cool textures while a pulsing lead takes us higher. Superb stuff that you do not want to miss.
Russian music duo Crossman return to Bonzai Progressive with a solid remix after their superb debut – Pentagram just a few short months ago. We were mightily impressed with their sound and we’ve no doubt that we haven’t seen the last of these guys. Here the guys deliver a solid progressive slice with a minimal approach that packs a big punch. Tight beats get us moving before a plucky bass joins in alongside that haunting, rich vocal. Syncopated arpeggios cascade through the sound and work perfectly with the percussion section for a smooth rhythmic flow. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.