Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich is back with this superb effort – Acid Pig, which comes backed up with a top quality remix. Ruslan’s last outing – Thought The Smoke touched base with a lot of progressive house heads with support coming in thick and fast. He also had an exclusive track – Hyper Space released on Bonzai & Friends 500 to mark 20 years and the 500th release of the legendary Bonzai Progressive.
The Original Mix takes us on a surreal acid licked progressive journey that will give us plenty to do on the floors. The track intros with a solid kick alongside a subtle percussion that slowly builds bringing a nice and steady rhythmic flow to the sound. Cool FX litter the track and take us to the bubbling bassline that sits lurking in the low end waiting to pounce. Fading through the sound we get our first glimpse at that acid line that will dominate the sound for much of the way as it glides along with an infectious pull. The track takes a sinister turn on the break as a darker sound approaches delivering a hypnotic vibe that lock us in deeper. A superb slice of the darker prog sound that will not disappoint.
Bonzai stalwart Manu Riga teams up with Bosnia and Herzegovina native and Bonzai newcomer Youngen to deliver their Old Pigs Remix. Manu Riga never fails to impress, his sounds always ooze quality and carry a great depth. Currently working on his new album (scheduled for 2016) he has been keeping us up to date with progress and with a couple of tracks almost ready the anticipation is surely building. Even in full on album creating mode, this guys still finds the time to deliver his own remixes as well as collaborative ones also. Youngen recently debuted on Bonzai Progressive with The Long Way Home with a great early response and feedback. No doubt we will be seeing much more of this talented artist. The remix intros with a fantastic kick that pounds out a solid platform for the layers to build. Cool FX and bright hats liven up the rhythm alongside a tight percussion arrangement while subtle risers takes us up to the first break. Here we get our first taste of the bassline and the powerful groove it delivers. A real deep rooted sound comes off the bass as it moves through the groove. On the break, soft Eastern style vocals ring out bringing an enchanted feeling to the track, which stands in contrast to the darker elements. Coming out of the break we are thrust, head first, back into this superb slice of progressive house, a definite must have track.