George Ellinas - Illusionize
George Ellinas, the Cypriot DJ and producer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Illusionize which comes backed up with a superb remix from Manu Riga. Since 2010 George has been responsible for a string of top quality tracks across many labels and delving into various genres along the way. His music enjoys great support from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, EDX, Paul Oakenfold, Moonbeam and more. Delighted to have him on board and we hope to see more in the future.
The Original Mix intros with a subtle kick to the backdrop of a mesmerizing arpeggio that cascades through you mind, lulling you into its warm groove. Swirling pads create a serene atmosphere as the arps are given a dose of modulation before subsiding back to a more mellow flow. The kick drum gets beefed up which tightens up the drums beautifully. As the track progresses we are introduced to an array of sweet melodies as well as a captivating voice that really digs deep into your mind. A fantastic slice that delivers a somewhat euphoric side to progressive house.
Manu Riga continues to go from strength to strength, he remains consistent in the quality department in everything he does. After a string of very popular remixes in 2016 - including his last Lift Off Remix for Karim S featuring Lounasan - Pilots Of The Millennium - he delivers his Melodic Remix and in true Manu Riga style he knocks it outta the park. On the remix here we can tell that Manu is going straight to the floors as he dishes out a solid drum arrangement complete with punchy kick drums, bright hi hats and a building percussion set. Melodic arps start to fade in and we quickly succumb to its hypnotic prowess. On top of the arps we find super sweet harmonious notes that compliment the sound superbly. The arps have a weaving effect as the filters are let loose creating a wonderful tapestry of textures. Driving the groove is a strong and powerful bassline that hangs perfectly on the low end allowing the track to breath while holding us in it grasp. Another sublime effort by Manu Riga that you do not want to miss.