Daun Giventi returns with the brilliant ‘Memories EP’

American producer Daun Giventi continues his relentless rise through the Trance ranks with a brand new 2-track EP showcasing the California-native’s exceptional Progressive style in ‘Echodrome / Memories’.

Kicking off with ‘Echodrome’, Daun Giventi displays a more melodic touch to his productions with a record that exhibits Daun’s more emotive sound with big synths leading a production full of Daun’s trademark tough bass whilst incorporating more uplifting tones thanks to sweeping atmospherics and delicate FX.

Reverting back to familiar territory for the final track ‘Memories’, Daun’s trademark intricate sound delivers a seamlessly flowing piece of Progressive bliss. Full of Daun’s beloved, uplifting touches and FX additions, ‘Memories’ ties off his return to Enhanced Progressive perfectly.

Proving once again he’s a producer to look out for, Daun Giventi arrives back on Enhanced Progressive with a punch in ‘Echodrome / Memories’.

Woodes – ‘Rise’ (Litche Remix) [an incredible rework of a gorgeous song]  

There’s always a first for everything, but when mutual respect between artists eventuates into something concrete and to be shared with the masses, you know it’s special.

Newcastle producer Litche, aka Sam Litchfield, aka one-half of Luunes, has released a remix of golden girl Woodes’ track ‘Rise’ off her debut EP Bonfire.

“Elle (Woodes) reached out to me just after the release of her Debut EP asking me if I’d like to do a remix of her third single ‘Rise’. We connected a few months earlier over the Internet, out of appreciation for each other’s music. I was stoked that I was asked to do the remix because I was a big fan of her music and ‘Rise’ was easily my favourite song from the EP.” Litche said.

The original track offers whimsical and soft cushy sounds, and while Litche highlights them, he definitely brings in dark clashing glitches, with some clever production work.

“I started to mess around with some crunchy and weird audio files I found in my sample library. I also recorded some sounds from my acoustic drum kit at home, which I then turned into a series of percussion loops and FX which I felt fit the mood perfectly. I then had a lot of fun picking a part all of the vocal parts and rearranging them. It all just seemed to come together pretty quickly,” he said.

While the remix sounds like it should feature in a psycho thriller film, the ebbs and flows of light and dark dissonance are what enable the build to shine. This dark lullaby only took two afternoons to piece together but understanding the emotional content meant the direction was clear.

“Being the first remix I had ever done meant I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I ended up second guessing it for months. But, I felt a lot of emotion in the lyrics and general vibe which really helped me know exactly which direction I would take with the remix,” he said.

“I met Sam (Litche) before my first show in Newcastle after being a fan of his work on soundcloud. We had coffee and then went for a quick drive to the boardwalk on the beach before doors opened at the venue. We talked about what we were working on and met in the middle with a lot of influences. When I first heard an edit of this remix I was blown away. Saved it for when I got home and then sat listening to it with my headphones on and my eyes shut. I love when a remix can reshuffle pieces to form something that stands on its own. I can hear the care and time that’s gone into crafting it and it’s really refreshing.” – Woodes

Element Six brings his unique sound back with ‘Together’ (Supported by W&W, Blasterjaxx & more)

Enhanced Progressive welcome back Element Six to the label with a fresh delivery of the US-based artist’s invigorating Progressive Trance style in ‘Together’.

Reintroducing his ear for lush Progressive chords and crunching, techy FX, ‘Together’ brings Element Six’s rolling sound back onto Enhanced Progressive in emphatic style with an expansive, seamlessly produced slice of uplifting Progressive goodness.

Ascendants – “Timekeeper” & New Mix

Florida-based house music duo Ascendants has released their latest track “Timekeeper” through PUZL Records. The duo wrote the track after a night out in the dark and gritty streets of Osaka Japan where the views of the 16th-century shogun castle left them feeling as if they were transported to this different time. “Timekeeper” uses a triple bassline and a deep, warbly sound which transports its listeners back to this earlier time. It does so by creating an eerie yet ethereal sound feeling through its uses of FX, percussive beat, and numerous pitch changes. The echoed vocals remind the listener that time is seemingly fleeting.

“Timekeeper” is now available as a Spotify exclusive.

Last week Ascendants also released a new mix through imprint The Los Angeles Music Project, also known as LAMP, sister company to PUZL Records.

Gai Barone takes on the legendary Push record ‘Universal Nation’

Next up in Bonzai Progressive’s series of remixed classics, celebrating their 25th year is a contemporary take on one of their most recognisable anthems from back in the day. Progressive maestro Gai Barone takes the driving seat on this one as he delves deep into the anatomy of ‘Universal Nation’, penned in 1998 by a stalwart of Belgian trance – Push. From the very first play out, this one became an instant classic with its soaring synths, chugging bassline, swirling melodies and driving beats. It quickly gained a massive worldwide following as it spearheaded a burgeoning scene creating a multitude of hands in the air moments for the masses. Overwhelmed by the response, Push aka M.I.K.E. soon found himself travelling the world and playing out in front of thousands, both as a DJ and using a live band set-up. The track also spawned a plethora of remixes from a wide range of artists including Ferry Corsten and Oliver Lieb among others. In 2016, ‘Universal Nation’ was voted number 1 on Studio Brussel’s The Greatest Switch Top 100 tracks which, stands as a testament to the high regard this track and its creator is held among music lovers.
will not disappoint.

Over the last number of years one name has been synonymous with deep, melodic Progressive grooves – Gai Barone. He delivers pure quality with everything he touches and is very much revered by his peers as an inspirational figure. He is no stranger to Bonzai Progressive, he’s contributed several tracks and remixes that have gained great support and he continues to lead the way with his tight production skills and creativity. The perfect choice for this one we think. On the remix Gai takes us on a sublime journey with his alternative take on this classic. Right from the off we find ourselves drawn in as surreal, swirling pads and FX create a scattered texture. Chunky kick drums soon follow and a super tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing. Vocals from the original masterpiece are on display as well as extended vocal snippets from the original source. In comes that classic melody that fades into existence to the backdrop of a solid, driving bassline that captivates the mind. The break is simply sublime as Gai takes the tempo down before rising back into full on mode. An absolute stomping remix that will definitely become a firm favourite among many.

Noise Zoo Namibia / FlareNoise Zoo’s huge new EP ‘Namibia / Flare’ has arrived

Noise Zoo return to Enhanced Progressive with an exceptional 2-track EP ‘Namibia / Flare’ which has already peaked the attention of scene heavyweights Above & Beyond…

Kicking off with the African-flavoured ‘Namibia’, Noise Zoo build on their growing status within Progressive Trance with another sublime, melodic number. Chock-full of smooth growling bass, lush chords and Noise Zoo’s trademark energy & atmosphere, ‘Namibia’ opens the duo’s outing on the label in 2017 with a gleaming start.

Following up with ‘Flare’, Noise Zoo deliver a perfect rounding to a stunning EP entry in their Enhanced account. ‘Flare’ delivers a stand-out Noise Zoo production with rolling bass, rising soundscapes and delicate FX touches, towing the line between rough & ready Trancer and divine uplifter effortlessly.

We warmly welcome Noise Zoo back onto the label with the brilliant ‘Namibia / Flare’ EP.

Matan Caspi makes his Bonzai Progressive comeback with ‘Luxurized’

Matan Caspi returns to Bonzai Progressive with ‘Luxurised’, which comes backed up with two tasty remixes
that are sure to set the Progressive world alight. Matan’s last outing here, ‘Distant Muse’ proved popular as did his remix for Iga Deep’s ‘Indigo’. We’re always blown away by this guys sound and you can put this one up there with some of his best work. Much more to come from Matan so stay tuned.

Right from the off on the Original Mix we’re faced with a solid Progger thanks to chunky kick drums and a round of bright crispy hi hats and tight percussions. A deep rumbling bass casts a deep shadow over the sound, creating a vortex of subsonic grooves. Expertly crafted FX and perfectly placed synths add strength to the groove as gritty pads fade in. Put of the bass soaked sound comes some fantastic vocals that add character to the track making this a definite must have for any progressive set.

Electronic music icon Rolf Elmer aka Jam El Mar is back at Bonzai Progressive and is up first on remix duties. Unless you’ve been locked away for over 25 years, you’ll know this guy’s history and how he was responsible for a plethora of classic material, but these days he is still hard at work looking for his next groove and forming it into an energetically charged track. Recently he showcased his talents on a special remix celebrating Bonzai’s 25 years as a record label, his take on Cherry Moon Trax’s ‘The House Of House’ became an instant hit among many and verified his legendary status. Here Rolf takes us deep into his world where we find big punchy kick drums and a reverberating bass alongside superbly tweaked vocals. We are treated to flashes of instruments in many forms that build up cool textured layers while the main focus of the track goes to the hypnotic stabbing synth that rises up on the break and for the duration. Top-notch stuff once again from this guy, not to be missed.

Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra return to Bonzai Progressive on the remix after their debut album ‘Mission’ back in late Summer 2016 grabbed a lot of attention. Gabriel and Ricardo are definitely a perfectly matched studio partnership, they’ve been cutting tracks together for a couple of years and they always deliver the goods. They’ve developed a unique sound that mesmerises and draws the crowd into their groove, proving just how in sync they are. This is manifested more so when they are DJing as
a duo, bringing their brand to the floors and ensuring good times for all. Great to see them back once again and hopefully we’ll see more in the future. The guys deliver a real solid slice of deep progressive grooves with their remix. Right from the off we’re locked in as chunky kicks lead the way alongside shuffling hi hats and tight percussions. Surreal sounds evolve within the track creating a multi-layered groove that is focused on the deep subby basses. Softly sung vocals appear adding some very cool contrasts while a myriad of FX and synths build up. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.

Alae Khaldi returns to Enhanced Progressive with ‘Voyage’

Bringing a fresh helping of his elegantly melodic production style to the label, Moroccan producer Alae Khaldi returns to Enhanced Progressive with the stunning ‘Voyage’, having already picked up early support from Above & Beyond on ABGT.

Continuing his fruitful association with the label, Alae Khaldi’s latest production ‘Voyage’ delivers a gleaming, atmospheric number reuniting Enhanced Progressive with Alae’s uniquely layered style to tie off another vibrant addition to his burgeoning label repertoire.

Featuring all the Alae Khaldi trademarks; crunching bass, grinding FX and sublime melodies that collectively have come to define one of the label’s most talented artists, he’s back with ‘Voyage’.

Matan Caspi returns to Bonzai Progressive with ‘Luxurized’

Matan Caspi returns to Bonzai Progressive with ‘Luxurised’, which comes backed up with two tasty remixes
that are sure to set the Progressive world alight. Matan’s last outing here, ‘Distant Muse’ proved popular as did his remix for Iga Deep’s ‘Indigo’. We’re always blown away by this guys sound and you can put this one up there with some of his best work. Much more to come from Matan so stay tuned.

Right from the off on the Original Mix we’re faced with a solid Progger thanks to chunky kick drums and a round of bright crispy hi hats and tight percussions. A deep rumbling bass casts a deep shadow over the sound, creating a vortex of subsonic grooves. Expertly crafted FX and perfectly placed synths add strength to the groove as gritty pads fade in. Put of the bass soaked sound comes some fantastic vocals that add character to the track making this a definite must have for any progressive set.

Electronic music icon Rolf Elmer aka Jam El Mar is back at Bonzai Progressive and is up first on remix duties. Unless you’ve been locked away for over 25 years, you’ll know this guy’s history and how he was responsible for a plethora of classic material, but these days he is still hard at work looking for his next groove and forming it into an energetically charged track. Recently he showcased his talents on a special remix celebrating Bonzai’s 25 years as a record label, his take on Cherry Moon Trax’s ‘The House Of House’ became an instant hit among many and verified his legendary status. Here Rolf takes us deep into his world where we find big punchy kick drums and a reverberating bass alongside superbly tweaked vocals. We are treated to flashes of instruments in many forms that build up cool textured layers while the main focus of the track goes to the hypnotic stabbing synth that rises up on the break and for the duration. Top-notch stuff once again from this guy, not to be missed.

Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra return to Bonzai Progressive on the remix after their debut album ‘Mission’ back in late Summer 2016 grabbed a lot of attention. Gabriel and Ricardo are definitely a perfectly matched studio partnership, they’ve been cutting tracks together for a couple of years and they always deliver the goods. They’ve developed a unique sound that mesmerizes and draws the crowd into their groove, proving just how in sync they are. This is manifested more so when they are DJing as
a duo, bringing their brand to the floors and ensuring good times for all. Great to see them back once again and hopefully we’ll see more in the future. The guys deliver a real solid slice of deep progressive grooves with their remix. Right from the off we’re locked in as chunky kicks lead the way alongside shuffling hi hats and tight percussions. Surreal sounds evolve within the track creating a multi-layered groove that is focused on the deep subby basses. Softly sung vocals appear adding some very cool contrasts while a myriad of FX and synths build up. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.

Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with his infectious ‘Come Together EP’

Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with a tasty three-tracker entitled ‘Come Together EP’. His last outing here – ‘Ghetto Hustle’ – was very well received indeed having featured on Beatport upon release back in August 2016. Mario also enjoys releases on other labels and his style is a welcome addition in many sets. Always a pleasure to hear new sounds from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

First up we have ‘Come Together’, which delivers a solid slice of Tech House goodness from start to finish. Pounding beats and rhythmic percussions lead the way as an alluringly hypnotic bassline dominates on the low end. The track presents many layers filled with quirky FX and surreal synths alongside sporadic voices. This bass heavy monster is a definite must have for serious tech jocks.

‘Just Like That’ centers itself around a superbly crafted drum arrangement that showcases Mario’s skills beautifully. Intricate patterns combine effortlessly resulting in dancefloor friendly grooves. A deep probing bassline reverberates right through the track forcing your hips to sway to its seductive groove. Cool urban style vocals are scattered through alongside subtle synths that deliver a cosmic laced vibe. Top-notch stuff that will not disappoint.

‘Thinking About You’ intros with a cool shuffling percussion pattern that draws you in before a thumping kick drum is unleashed. The drums hypnotise with their smooth rhythms as a fantastic deep throbbing bassline dominates the sound. An array of pitched vocals add some very cool textures to the groove while funky keys come through on the break. A fine slice perfect for a late night session.