- Release Date 2018-05-28
- Label Bonzai Progressive
- Catalog BP7622018
Well what can we say? Mr CJ Bolland returns to Bonzai with another mind blowing remix. He delivered a tasty treat of a remix over on our Bonzai Basiks imprint recently and we're reaching ecstatic levels having him on our flagship label. Born in England before moving to Belgium, Christian Jay Bolland became a pioneer in electronic music. By the late 80's he had immersed himself into techno and ultimately starting to produce his own sounds by 1988. His very early works found their place on Belgian pirate radio, but R&S Records soon snapped up this hugely talented artist and the rest is written into the history books. Really nice to have him back at Bonzai. Here he wastes no time in getting right down to business as his trademark thumping kick drums swing into action. A real deep and dubby sound comes out of the speakers thanks to those kicks and a fantastic rumbling bassline. Mesmeric arpeggios flow through the track creating a wonderfully textured sound. On the break we get a short respite as a rich pads offer a surreal moment before we get slammed right back into full on mode. A superb take with a techno twist on an all-time classic that will not disappoint.
Solee aka Normen Flaskamp marks his Bonzai debut with an impressive remix. He began producing back in 1999 and was releasing records under various guises on different labels, but it was in 2006 that his Solee alias was born, propelling him to new heights in the house and techno realm. In the same year he decided to set up his own record label named Parquet Recordings. The remix here intros with a nice thumping kick and rhythmic percussions. A dark, full on bass stab in the catalyst for a deep rolling bassline to take control of the groove. Crispy hi hats and space age FX come together to fill out the spectrum before gritty synths come through. Melodic pads and hair raising arpeggios deliver the classic Netherworld melody against a backdrop of tough stabs and a building drum roll which takes us back to full on mode for the duration. Simply outstanding and not to be missed.