We welcome Thorin back to Bonzai Progressive to kick off his 2023 with the superb ‘Universal Language’. Thorin remains a stalwart for Bonzai, he’s delivered a raft of top-notch cuts over the years and has contributed heavily on the remix roster. Recently he joined forces with the legend that is Jaydee, on the ‘Jaydee Invites…’ series which evolved into Jaydee having Thorin provide a remix for his tracks. When he’s not in progressive mode, Thorin delves into the harder edges of the electronic music universe with some tough grooves and chest pounding beats making him a diverse artist and someone we always love having here at Bonzai.

The Original Mix opens the release, and right from the off we get locked into the groove with strong basses and grungy textures grabbing hold. Soft, enchanting voices cascade as the drums layer up to create a wonderfully rhythmic construction. The voices dominate on the break before those chunky basses return alongside distant arpeggios and hypnotic drones. An outstanding effort that will not disappoint. Manu Riga steps up on remix duties, delivering yet another stunner for the dancefloors. A true legend on the scene, Adriaan is a hugely respected artist, inspiring an army of fans with his luscious grooves. He’s been with Bonzai for over a decade and has amassed a burgeoning back catalogue filled with creative originals and stellar remix works. We’re always excited to hear his latest efforts and we know there is still so much more to come from him. Here, he opens the mix with a nice punchy kick drum alongside flurries of hi hats with a rolling 16th note bassline. The bass is balanced with Ethically influenced guitar riffs while the groove is accented with rich voices. On the break, we find an infectious arp which blends effortlessly with the theme of the track adding melody and intrigue into the sound. A top-notch production, this is what progressive is all about.

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