Black Concept #1 is a small conceptual EP that contains special material such as “Genesis” and “Lisboa”. This two Tracks aren’t common. Both have a special concept. It’s a deep fusion between classical and techno music. They’re more than two efficient dancefloor tracks, they’re completely different than what you’ve heard in the last months scene. They are 100% AU Black.
New compilation series on Bonzai Progressive, with original tracks and remixes by Hilal Tekschneider, Luca Lombardi, Dennis Franchi, Jamez & Soulboy, Ran Salman & Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir, Uriel, Code Duello, Dyron, diSapia, YokoO & James Hunter, Accatone, Jay Tripwire, Piekfein, Lucio Grandi, Efron, Iker Undersound, John Manning & Matt Silver, Daily Dose, Louie Cut, Soundmodul & Moffous, Joal, Fragoso, Santon, SoulWave, Victor Maximiliano and Beatblenderz.
Ibiza House Doctor #1 compilation with original tracks and remixes from Piek meets Oraa, Accatone, Jay Tripwire, Villa Gombao Inc, The French Connection, Joal, Fragoso, Tosch and Sonic Monkey, Daniel Kuckito, DJ Cata vs Delyno featuring Angie, Nickolas & G Spice, Ran Salman and Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir, Uriel, Dezarate, Lucio Grandi, Cee Cee Cox, Santon, Luca Lombardi, Pablo Gael, Matt Silver and Brisboys, Dennis Franchi, Savino and SoulWave.
Since its inception in 2008 Bonzai Basiks has made its goal to bring only the very best sounds to the masses. With its roots now firmly in the tech house, techno arena we thought it fitting to deliver some of the finest classic techno cuts from one of world’s most prolific artists, namely Orlando Voorn. Simply titled – Classics, this one is full of some of his earliest works from a number of aliases he used, 11 of the best tracks from 7 different guises to be exact, complete with some outstanding remixes. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. One of his best known guises is Format which was the project that gave us the superb Solid Session on the legendary ESP Records, one of the most sought after techno cuts of 1991 and beyond. His story goes on and on and on and we’re delighted to have this guy at Bonzai Basiks and we hope to see more from him in the future.
First up on this rip roaring pack we get a tasty treat from Orlando Voorn and Juan Atkins under their Infiniti guise. Game One gets the remix treatment from Quantec which serves up a superb deep, lush groove dripping with techno. As a bonus we also get a remix from Steve Rachmad and here he beefs up the sound and adds a deeper element with strings and a brilliantly executed stab sequence.
Format #1 gave us one of the most iconic techno tracks of the early nineties. Solid Sessions gets the remix treatment from Vince Watson and Legowelt. Scottish producer Vince’s pacey remix from 2011 delivers a sublime techno groove that simplified the melody and added perfectly balanced layers to beef up the groove. Dutch maestro Legowelt’s 2011 remix offers up a wonderfully textured slice of techno. Here he focused in on the melodic elements while building a solid wall of drums around a hypnotic bassline and cool acid licks.
Limited Edition – The Light is a classic from 1992 and showcases Orlando’s producing and sampling skills to the max. Such a perfectly executed track with mesmerizing stabs and chords that take on many persona throughout the track building up a solid techno groove, simply magical.
Fix was one of Orlando’s longer running projects and in 1992 we got the first incarnation – Flash and Dope Computer on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS label. Flash can only be described as a robotic funky techno slice, this appealed to many and got major playtime in many sets. Dope Computer appeared next to Flash in its original form, but here we’ve been graced with a remix from techno master Ken Ishii. Ken does as Ken does and he knocks it outta the park with this one. A sublime transformation from the original, acidified and discofied to the max.
Up next Orlando gives us two tracks under his own name – Face and Wiggle. Face is
“Gabriel Ben has a really good ear for music.” – Carl Cox Mixmag May 2009.
Gabriel Ben, is no stranger to the techno music industry having toured globally as a DJ, produced some hit records, ran a record label and has developed a fan base across the globe with his unique pumping sound and vibrant energy. Gabriel’s music productions have landed him on numerous record labels across the world including some of the biggest in the industry including, Toolroom, Spinnin, Bush, Remain, Rawthentic, Nervous, Incorrect Music, Teggno, and Rhythm Converted amongst many others. Gabriel’s music has been heard in top industry DJ’s sets from Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Ben Sims, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Technasia amongst many others. “Gabriel Ben has produced some monster records.” – Carl Cox Global Radio Show 473 April 2012.
In 2006, Gabe partnered with Lance Blasie to create Tattoo Detectives and signed their first track together “ETC.” to Carl Cox Space Ibiza CD that same year. During a 3 year span together, as a duo they recorded some notable singles including, “Il Salto Fuori” “She Bleeps ‘N Bloops.” In 2007 they went on to create Teggno Records, a label in which they could publish their own music and release music from their industry colleagues. In 2009, Gabriel parted ways with Tattoo Detectives and Teggno Records and decided to embark on his own solo career. However in 2012 the duo reunited to play the world’s largest dance festival in Miami, Ultra Music Festival together as Tattoo Detectives. Despite the two having their own solo careers, you can still catch them playing together as the duo.
As for Gabriel’s solo productions, he has produced some big techno tracks for a number of different labels and topped techno charts on many different record stores websites with some fan favorite tracks like, “XXX”, “Abwesend”, his Hardrive Series tracks. Some notable accomplishments, included his remix for Christian Fischer’s single in 2009 “Schlachthof” which reached a #1 position on Trackitdown and his original “Beat The Drums” which was chosen by Carl Cox as one best techno tracks in 2012. “I’ve been a huge fan of Gabriel’s productions for many years.” – Carl Cox Global Radio Show 579 April 2014.
Along with productions comes DJing and Gabriel’s style has captivated crowds over the years. Some of Gabriel Ben’s highlights in the past included; playing a tour in Brazil – in the following cities, Rio De Janiero, Fortaleza, and Salvador. He also played in Manchester, England, Ireland, and Toronto, as well as in the US in New York, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Detroit. In 2008, Gabe & Lance traveled as Tattoo Detectives and warmed up for Carl Cox’s Ultimate CC Tour in the states. In 2007, they opened for Carl Cox at Pacha in New York. In 2012 & 2013 the duo played the world’s #1 dance music festival, Ultra Music Festival as Tattoo Detectives. Keep on the look out as Gabriel will play solo and with Lance as Tattoo Detectives in cities near you.
On the media side, Gabriel’s DJ mixes and music productions have been going out to audience’s globally for many years on stations including BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, Radio FG, Sirius, XM Radio, Digitally Imported, Vonyc to name a few. Gabe also hosts his own monthly radio show “Tektronic” which aired originally on Paul Van Dyk’s Vonyc Radio Netowrk, and now can be heard on DI.FM (Digitally Imported) as well as syndicated on other stations globally. The show began in 2008 and still airs today with top techno artists from around the globe as his guests. “I’ve always enjoyed the sound of Gabriel’s music, and as always it’s always funky and pumpin, his tunes just rip up all the dancefloors for me” – Carl Cox Global Radio Show 570 April 2014.
As for the future, Gabriel Ben has plenty of new singles and remixes in store with plans to eventually do a full album. He is also involved in Project Techno. Also expect to capture Gabriel Ben on tour in a city near you. Also plans to play together with Lance Blaise as Tattoo Detectives are in the works.