JENS LISSAT & BONZAI ALL STARS - THE MACHINE
A1 The Machine (Original Mix) 06’39"
A2 The Machine (Push Remix) 05’45"
B1 The Machine (Anonymize Remix) 04’53"
B2 The Machine (Kai 5 Remix) 06’33"
German legend, Jens Lissat aka The Godfather Of Techno, joins forces with our very own Bonzai All Stars for the next Bonzai Records release titled, The Machine. Cut onto 12” vinyl, The Machine comes backed up with three solid remixes, offering a wide range of styles to get the party rocking. Jens Lissat is one of the biggest names in the club scene. His extraordinary career began in Hamburg in 1979 when he took up DJing.
In the 90's he was one of the founders of German Techno with projects like Interactive (Who is Elvis) and his label No Respect Records with his partner Ramon Zenker. Jens first appeared on Bonzai with his Prayers project, the track Imagination got a run out in 1997 on Bonzai Classics and Zounds and then in 2002 on XTC. The kings of the party Bonzai All Stars aka Christian Fly Pieters and Dany Van Der Rieten have been grabbing a lot of attention with their studio antics. This one marks their third effort as they take the retro rave sound, mix it up with contemporary techno grooves and spit out some good vibes.
Gracing the A side we have the Original Mix, which quickly forms into a dark, grizzly techno monster. Frantic patterns converge to the backdrop of powerful kick drums and a sinister pad. The break reveals a classic element before the build-up takes us to a huge climax that will definitely excite the floors. The mighty Push fills the A2 slot, digging out his infamous techno style for an adrenaline fuelled ride. Pounding kicks and superbly constructed percussions whip up the crowd as gnarly synth stabs and gritty basses contrast with dreamy vox and trance-like sounds. On the flip, Anonymize takes up the B1 slot. Fresh off the back of his Bonzai debut – Zombie Woman, the remix here takes on a full-blown techno persona. Dark and twisting, the groove lures you in, forcing you to move. Kai 5 concludes the release with a top-notch remix. Better known as Paul Mendez, his newly formed Kai 5 project debuted here with Strange Days, which quickly climbed the charts on many portals. On the remix, the order of the day is to deliver maximum impact and, thanks to a strong, rhythmic drum arrangement and dark rumbling basses, he does just that. Sweeping synths roll through as acid lines dish out that familiar squelch. An infectious groove that is destined to burn up the floors.