Paul Angelo and Don Argento mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Ipanema EP. Born in Cyprus, they started writing and playing electronic music as a duo back in 2013. Since then they performed at top electronic music venues in Cyprus and managed to reach the Beatport top 100 with their debut EP, Bromelain. Their music blends elements of Progressive House, Trance and Techno. They have seen support from big electronic artists such as Tim Penner, Capa, Robert R. Hardy, Pete K, Dmitry Molosh, Simos Tagias, Chris Zag, Haris C, Paul Anthonee and many more. Great to have them on board at BP and we hope to see more soon.
Exotic progressive house is one way to describe Paul Angelo & Don Argento's latest creation, Ipanema. The track just oozes pure progressive vibes and draws its warmth from the famous beach area. Well rounded punchy kick drums lead the way with bright crispy hi hats on the offset generating a solid rhythm alongside subtle percussions. A hypnotic arp cascades the track and blends effortlessly with swirling pads, soft pan pipes and a superb plucky bass. The break is a wonderfully blissful sequence, a mini track in the middles of the progressiveness if you will. Dominating the break is a fantastic guitar that enables the mind to drift away before we're drawn back into full on mode for the duration. A must have no doubt.
Punaluu delivers a superbly warm bass laden slice of progressive that makes us dream of the Summer months. A nice and tight drum arrangement takes us on our way and generates a solid rhythmic flow while the bassline adds an extra spicy groove. On the musical front we're treated to wonderfully crafted arpeggios and a bright, rich piano that stands out beautifully. The break throws up a serene image of beach life on Hawaii's third island before the party gets back into full swing with the return of the main track. Top notch stuff indeed that is not to be missed.