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REVIEW: Blufeld & Dj Fire - First Flight To Mars / Whitsand Bay Memories out on Green Martian

Two stalwarts of Bonzai join together for the first time to deliver the two tracker First Flight To Mars. Blufeld and DJ Fire are names synonymous with Bonzai, Jurgen Leyers aka DJ Fire is considered with legendary status given his vast back catalogue across many of our labels in the past as well as in recent years. Best known for his work alongside Airwave on their Fire & Ice project, he also has quite an impressive collection of solo works. Still DJing regularly at many retro events you can also check out his new monthly radioshow From The Heart. Blufeld burst onto the Bonzai stage in 2008 and has given nothing but top quality cuts ever since. Always searching for that unique sound, Blufeld prides himself in creating music from the soul to evoke the most emotionally charged response from his listeners. So much more in the pipeline to come from this guy, in the meantime check out his radioshow Stimulus Sessions on DI.FM.

First Flight To Mars delivers an intoxicating hypnotic rhythm filled that draws you in right from the get go. Pounding kick drums lead the way as rhythmic percussions build up forcing you to move towards the floor. A deep solid bassline shores up the low end while arpeggio synths dish out mesmeric patterns. A wonderful energetically charged slice here that will definitely grab a lot of attention.

Whitfield Bay Memories takes us on a journey deep into the world of progressive trance with a hybrid tech undertow. A driving solid groove lies at its core surrounded by some very cool scathing synths and a tight drum arrangement. On the break we are treated to an expertly crafted sequence of synths and bass that create a fantastic atmosphere before those full on beats return keeping us locked on for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Blufeld & Dj Fire - First Flight To Mars / Whitsand Bay Memories [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Two magnificent talents combine their forces for one of the strongest Green Martian releases so far with that old school Bonzai Music taste on it. Blufeld meets Dj Fire and the result are two equally mesmerising tracks ready for dancefloor domination. First Flight To Mars employs pulsating pumping basslines, driving chunky drums and very memorable synthy hook that is simple and straight to the point. Also they add a very cool hi-nrg slightly electro synthy riff that adds more energy and punchiness to make this a banger for early progressive trance sets. Whitsand Bay Memories moves on the progressive house meets progressive trance direction with tribalish drums, bouncy grooves, driving basslines, old school synthy riffs along with fluffy colourful optimistic themes. The breakdown has a short breakbeat section until to build up expectations for the final ride by adding touch of Airwave influences. Quality from start to finish. #PureGold Love It.[/content]

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