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REVIEW: Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza - Cages Ep out on Bonzai Progressive

Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three track EP entitled Cages. Thomas and Fausto have been prominent figures in the dance music scene for many years now. They doubled as part of the hugely successful Starchasers back at the turn of the millennium and since then they've racked up a very impressive catalogue under various guises. Both guys are prolific DJ's and have graced the decks at top venues all over the world. Great to have them here at BP and we hope to hear more from them soon.

Cages features a dark and mysterious narrative throughout that draws us into its captivating grasp. A tight drum section takes control of the rhythm as we're hypnotized by metallic percussions and a deep swarming bassline. Melodic pads rise in the background as a soft, emotive vocal rings out adding a beautiful touch to the darker groove. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

You intros with a superb percussion arrangement which is led by a solid kick drum alongside sweet melodics and a captivating vocal. After a short break the track plunges into deeper territory thanks to a much harsher, grittier bassline which contrasts brilliantly with the soft melodies and that amazing vocal snippet. A real treat here for the darker session that will definitely keep the groove moving.

Without You sets off with a sweet melodic intro featuring rich guitar riffs and soft shuffling percussions. A punchy kick drum comes through alongside a superb hair raising vocal and cascading arpeggios. A dark and beautifully warm bassline takes over the groove and powers the track effortlessly. Emotive and captivating, the contrasts are stunning making this an absolute must have track in your arsenal.

Exclusive Release date: 22/01/2018 (Beatport)
Global Release date: 05/02/2018

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]
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/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"]Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza - Cages Ep [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Thomas Schwartz and Fausto Fanizza are well known for their very classy productions and the outstanding Cages Ep on Bonzai Progressive showcases 3 just stunning tracks not to be missed. On Cages they apply superb wonky grooves, deep pulsating basslines, atmospheric strings, distorted ethereal vocals and inspiring sonic design that elevates mind, body & soul. Floating deep progressive at its very finest with classy edgy grooves. You has certain retro touch with warm strings, smooth synths, xylophone melodies and cool female vocal while the bassline is quite aggressive and quietly upfront. Lastly Without You is dreamy melodic progressive with superb percussion, flowing airy pads, thumping basslines, guitar riffs and vintage synths and male vocal line to turn the result into a haunting sonic experience. Quality package not to be missed. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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