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Airwave – Those Silent Hills (JOOF Recordings)

Dance music vanguard of subsonic purity, Airwave returns with Those Silent Hills. The drums are big and effervescent, alongside an unforgettably captivating melody, and celestial and empyrean atmospheres. We quite simply can’t get enough of the sanguine vibe here at the JOOF office.

Uplifting yet underground, Those Silent Hills is an unmistakable dance music wonder.

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Airwave – Flying Paper Planes (Bonzai Progressive)

Airwave is back, and he’s here to give us yet another special track, constructed from his wonderfully creative mind. Flying Paper Planes is his latest creation and once again, he knocks it outta the park, as does Rick Pier O’Neil who returns to Bonzai Progressive on the remix. Airwave remains one of electronic music’s greats. His prolific prowess has stood him well throughout his career, earning him great respect among his peers and his worldwide fanbase. For us, it’s always a pleasure when he turns out new material and, no doubt, we can all say we’ve been extremely lucky to have witnessed his talent for over 20 years, here’s to 20 more.

Airwave takes us on a deep progressive journey with his Original Mix. Right from the off, you can feel the abyssal depth, manifested in tough beats and dark basses. Captivating voices slice through the murk, electrifying the atmosphere. The drum track is highly distinctive as an Airwave style, wide, tribalistic and dynamic with an accompanying cinematic trait. Tension builds with each added layer, with the voices playing a big part in the groove. On the break, swirling pads create a hair-raising experience before a rich melodic arpeggio comes through. That deep, rumbling bass remains for the break before the track slams back to full on mode with a flurry of voices. A wonderful piece, enchanting and dark and thought-provoking, not to be missed.

On remix duties we have Rick Pier O’Neil. Another veteran in the world of electronic music, Rick has delivered so many tracks over his long career. His last outing here, Itzamna, proved popular among many, as did his raft of other original and remixes he made for us over the years. Here, Rick lays out a superb, deep and chunky progressive slice. Taking cue from the original, Rick stays in the darker echelons of prog, where thick beats and sub level basses rumbles the bins. Slicing, cosmic FX and gritty notes add intrigue as a delicate arpeggio delivers a sweet melody. Enchanting voices give the track character and combine beautifully with the epic scale of the groove. The break reveals a deep hypnotic streak, complete with synth stabs which take us back to full-on mode for the duration. A top-notch effort that is not to be missed.

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Airwave & Phi Phi – Today Is Made Of Yesterdays (Bonzai Progressive)

Two legends, Airwave and Phi Phi, join forces once again on Today Is Made Of Yesterdays. Last time out, they gave us Finesse, which was a while ago, but they have been very busy in the meantime
For Airwave, the last few months have been very productive. He’s utilised his time in the studio to come up with a series of creative ideas as well other projects and, as ever we are super excited to be hearing his latest efforts with this new track.
Phi Phi has continued to provide his journey-led sets for his followers, playing out on several online radio stations worldwide. He is also preparing for post lockdown events which are coming in thick and fast. In the studio he continues his wonderful partnership with Manu Riga. Their last effort was on the remix for Rick Pier O’Neil’s Itzamna and there is so much more to come from those guys.
The Original Mix kicks off with a dark, cinematic sequence, creating a rising tension. Solid kick drums and shuffling percussions come through, taking the groove into a rhythmic flow as the atmosphere builds and builds. A burly bassline controls the low end as melodic flurries weave through the groove. The track rises, methodically luring us into its melancholic warmth and giving us a special journey that is not to be missed. Crocy returns on remix duties, delivering yet another fine slice of progressive goodness.
Crocy is one of the finest DJs and producers of his generation, redefining the Slovenian electronic sound and pushing it further through the warm melodic groovy house and progressive realms. He is an artist of substance and a familiar name with over a decade of experience. His output for Bonzai is consistent and always creates a buzz in the office. Here, Crocy takes the original and beefs up the bass with a more pronounced drive which is backed up with a tight, rhythmic drum section. Soft arpeggios fade up, creating a mesmerizing sequence while on the break we’re treated to some smooth melodies before heading back to full-on mode for the duration.
Turkish DJ, producer Nacres is up next on the remix which follows his last remix on metrONomes’ Thirio. Considered with veteran status, Nacres got his first DJ gig at Taxim Night Park in 1994. He was already connected to the electronic music scene for 3 years prior to this, having worked on sound and lighting at various venues. He hung up his cans in 1997 but, in 2019 he decided to make a return to music, devoting his skills to producing quality progressive house and tech house. The remix here takes the groove to a deeper level with a minimalistic approach. Heavy focus shifts to the drums and the groovy bassline while intense synths rise and fall throughout. The break is a trippy affair which fits beautifully with the slow burning appeal of this top-notch cut.

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Welcome To My New Website

Welcome to the New Airwave Site! With a previous blog that was almost 10 years old, a big overhaul was clearly overdue. And with the lockdown crisis, there was no better moment to do so.  Glad it has happened, and I hope you will be happy with this 2020 refresh of everything Airwave that will become a meeting point of all my socials, events, new music and more. Happy to see you again here! Don’t forget to check out my socials and my Youtube channel that got an overhaul too. Also, you will see a bigger part dedicated to my other activity, Sound Design, as it’s  becoming a more and more important part of my life.  Big thanks to management for making this happen! Let us know what you think! And Stay Safe!