Label: Bonzai Basiks
Release date: 2016-12-19
Catalog number: BB2016182
Van Czar returns to Bonzai Basiks with Fortuna Propitia which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Petri Petro and Sa.Du. His last outing here was back in May 2016 with 100-1 which proved popular among the techno fraternity. Since then he has been very busy indeed with building his CZ label, hosting Bonzai Basik Beats Spain and playing out at many top venues. Always worth keeping an eye on this guy because you know he always delivers the goods.
The Original Mix offers a truly deep and dark techno experience with its pumping kick drums and pulsing basses. Rhythmic hi hats deliver a steady flowing rhythm and are joined by a superb percussion arrangement for maximum effect. Wonderfully rich chord stabs are filtered to perfection and add a lot of spice to the track while generating a hint of retro to the groove. A simply stunning slice that is a must for any serious techno head.
Petri Petro is up first on remix duties and once again he dishes out a top notch techno stomper. His last outing on Basiks was back in the Summer of 2016 with the hugely impressive Human Slide which gained a great deal of support. Always a treat when this guy’s work drops into the mailbox. On the remix here Petri goes for the jugular once again with a rip roaring techno monster. Pounding kick drums and seriously low end sub basses rattle the speakers as crispy hi hats slice through. A deep and darkly sinister lead fades in and hooks us in for the ride as the filter knobs are given a workout. Top notch stuff that will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Sa.Du is our next guest remix artist and as expected he treats us to another sublime techno experience. A very much revered artist in the underground scene, his last outing – Minimalise, was very well received indeed. Much more to come from this guy so keep your eyes and ears peeled. The remix here takes us on a trippy trek deep into the techno abyss. Chunky kick drums lead the way as a myriad of sounds and FX are moulded into intricate patterns. A cool crispy hi hat cuts through the layers to stand out while a subtle percussion arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing. A deep and eerie slice from Sa.Du that you will not want to miss.