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BONZAI & FRIENDS WEBSITE IS NOW ONLINE!

With the second release of our Bonzai & Friends compilations we decided to create a dedicated website for it, www.bonzaiandfriends.com, where you can now follow all the info regarding the projects! Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation.

#bonzaiprogressive #mattholliday #manuriga #airwave #john00fleming #phiphi #roddyreynaert #manuriga #matancaspi #eastcafe #riseandfall #loquai #audiostorm #thorin #yuriyfromrussia #rickpieroneil #ruslanvashkevich #relaunch #stevesai #audionoir #inkfish #tribalwarriors #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #crocy #berbush #alexvidal #alfonsomuchacho #philthychit #samotarev #jamiebaggotts #nicoparisi #paulkardos #cjart #hadytarek #kevinvega #mathov #anuragnandvanshi #jonnycalypso #mendexx #altek #blufeld #emlab #jakhira #abi-q #platunoff #djfire #chrisharris #adammartin #rishik #houselovincriminals #deuzler #metronomes

6 November 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation.

Bonzai & Friends 500, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House, Trance and Psy-Trance genre pages, plus on the homepage!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mattholliday #manuriga #airwave #john00fleming #phiphi #roddyreynaert #manuriga #matancaspi #eastcafe #riseandfall #loquai #audiostorm #thorin #yuriyfromrussia #rickpieroneil #ruslanvashkevich #relaunch #stevesai #audionoir #inkfish #tribalwarriors #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #crocy #berbush #alexvidal #alfonsomuchacho #philthychit #samotarev #jamiebaggotts #nicoparisi #paulkardos #cjart #hadytarek #kevinvega #mathov #anuragnandvanshi #jonnycalypso #mendexx #altek #blufeld #emlab #jakhira #abi-q #platunoff #djfire #chrisharris #adammartin #rishik #houselovincriminals #deuzler #metronomes

4 November 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation. For more info about this release go to www.bonzaiandfriends.com

#bonzaiprogressive #mattholliday #manuriga #airwave #john00fleming #phiphi #roddyreynaert #manuriga #matancaspi #eastcafe #riseandfall #loquai #audiostorm #thorin #yuriyfromrussia #rickpieroneil #ruslanvashkevich #relaunch #stevesai #audionoir #inkfish #tribalwarriors #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #crocy #berbush #alexvidal #alfonsomuchacho #philthychit #samotarev #jamiebaggotts #nicoparisi #paulkardos #cjart #hadytarek #kevinvega #mathov #anuragnandvanshi #jonnycalypso #mendexx #altek #blufeld #emlab #jakhira #abi-q #platunoff #djfire #chrisharris #adammartin #rishik #houselovincriminals #deuzler #metronomes

3 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE – ADE 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

It’s that time of year again when we head off to the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), for a round of networking, socialising and business meetings. Over the years we have showcased our hugely talented pool of artists to the world through various mediums including compilations and DJ events. With compilations proving popular among listeners we decided to notch up another superb selection of the finest cuts which really shows what the Bonzai Progressive sound is all about. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Manu Riga, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday, Crocy ft. Ashley Brandt, Matan Caspi, Phi Phi, Jamie Baggotts, Ewan Rill, Steve Sai, Alex Vidal, Dofamine, AudioStorm, Amteron, Jakhira, Time Bourne, Jesper Mauerhoff, Samotarev, Yuriy From Russia, Anurag Nandvanshi, Hady Tarek, Dennis Franchi, Tribal Warriors, K-Fel, CompleteJ, Surveyor Mode, House Lovin’ Criminals, EFG, Aitra, Alexey Lisin, Ange Vesna, A.Eryomin, Geonis, Mier and Daddy will be on hand to deliver deep tech house grooves to full on progressive vibes and everything in between. Give your DJ tool box a boost with this fantastic collection and come along and join us at ADE, we might be just what you’re looking for.

#bonzaiprogressive #airwave #manuriga #audionoir #mattholliday #crocy #ashleybrandt #matancaspi #phiphi #jamiebaggotts #ewanrill #stevesai #alexvidal #dofamine #audiostorm #amteron #jakhira #timebourne #jespermauerhoff #samotarev #yuriyfromrussia #anuragnandvanshi #hadytarek #dennisfranchi #tribalwarriors #k-fel #completej #surveyormode #houselovincriminals #efg #aitra #alexeylisin #angevesna #aeryomin #geonis #mier #daddy

13 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATAN CASPI & ROY LEBENS – KLUBNICHKA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Tel Aviv based DJ and producer Matan Caspi joins forces with fellow Tel Aviv DJ and producer Roy Lebens on the superb Klubnichka which comes backed up with two brilliant remixes. Matan is undoubtedly one of the most productive & rising electronic music producers under the spotlight. He has been constantly developing his music productions and his work has been internationally exposed and played by many artists and top DJ’s around the globe. He has releases a slew of top tracks on Bonzai Progressive, among others, over the last few years and sits in high regard among his peers. Roy is also an artist on the up, he has seen a raft of releases on many labels and is no stranger to Bonzai Progressive, in 2014 he featured on our Club Traxx Progressive House 1 compilation with his track Alien Boys alongside R3cycle. As well as many solo cuts, Roy and Matan have delivered lots of top notch tracks as a duo, particularly through Matan’s Outta Limits label.

The Original Mix intros with a solid rhythmic drum fuelled workout that will get the floors on the move for sure. Cool vocals sit in the background as a gritty synth rises before dissipating and leaving a fantastic grooving bass line in its wake. The subtle vocal continues and is joined by a cool clubby female vocal that works perfectly with tech house elements of the sound. Various basses are introduced creating a maelstrom of intricate patterns and textures. The female vocal shines on the break alongside those tightly packed drums and percussions which bode well for a smooth rhythmic flow. Excellent stuff you will not want to miss.

Dennis Franchi and studio partner C-Les make up the House Lovin Criminals and their mission is to take various house music fusions and bring them to new heights while retaining a classic vibe. The guys have known each other for a number of years and regularly DJ’d together at various parties. They went their different ways for a time before somehow getting back together and ultimately getting into the studio. A truly fresh approach from this dynamic duo and we have no doubt they will make their mark on the scene in a big way. The House Lovin Criminals debut came in the summer of 2015 with Basetimes and proved to be a dancefloor hit. The remix intros with a super bassy punchy kick that pounds out a solid hit which is joined by a cool open hat and gritty synth shots. The female vocal spurs the bass line that meanders through the sound beautifully delivering a deep solid groove. Cool synths come through on the break and keep the tech vibes flowing which will transfer effortlessly onto the floors.

Slovenian DJ and producer Matevz Crocy aka Crocy returns to remix duty and dishes up another tasty treat for us to get our groove on. His last outing on Bonzai Progressive, Mind featuring Ashley Berndt was a firm favourite among many and continues to prove popular. Here, Crocy takes us deep into tech house with his effort as super tight drums are led by a nice punchy kick and crispy hat combo. Cool synth risers litter the sound alongside perfectly placed vocals that give the groove a definite club vibe. The bass line rattles through the sound with ease and undergoes various transformations, from smooth and well rounded to tough and edgy which works beautifully with the groove. To top off the tech vibe we get some very cool stabby synths that offer an air of retro which will definitely go down very well on the floors.

#matancaspi #roylebens #bonzaiprogressive #houselovincriminals #crocy

12 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 17 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our Afterhour Trax series hits its 17th instalment and delivers another round of some of the best progressive grooves around. This time around we have selected outstanding tracks from labels like Bonzai Progressive, Kunai and Mistique Music. 20 tracks and remixes come from on form artists such as Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Subconscious Tales, Ametron, Rise and Fall, Audio Noir, Ruslan Vashkevich, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefic, Blufeld, Horizons, Matan Caspi, Nico Ferrero, Christopher Hermann, Tomin Tomovic and Aniko Tomowitch. A superb pack filled with top notch prog vibes that will fast become an important tool in your crate.

Afterhour Trax 17, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#greenmartian #beatport #rickpiero’neil #yuriyfromrussia #riseandfall #dousk #mattholliday #manuriga #horizons #audionoir #stivenrivic #michael&levan #nicoparisi #phiphi #roddyreynaert #subconscioustales #ametron #ruslanvashkevich #experimentalfeelings #philthychit #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #blufeld #matancaspi #nicoferrero #christopherhermann #cherif #tomintomovic #anikotomowitch

12 August 2015 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 17 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our Afterhour Trax series hits its 17th instalment and delivers another round of some of the best progressive grooves around. This time around we have selected outstanding tracks from labels like Bonzai Progressive, Kunai and Mistique Music. 20 tracks and remixes come from on form artists such as Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Subconscious Tales, Ametron, Rise and Fall, Audio Noir, Ruslan Vashkevich, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefic, Blufeld, Horizons, Matan Caspi, Nico Ferrero, Christopher Hermann, Tomin Tomovic and Aniko Tomowitch. A superb pack filled with top notch prog vibes that will fast become an important tool in your crate.

#bonzaiprogressive #rickpiero’neil #yuriyfromrussia #riseandfall #dousk #mattholliday #manuriga #horizons #audionoir #stivenrivic #michael&levan #nicoparisi #phiphi #roddyreynaert #subconscioustales #ametron #ruslanvashkevich #experimentalfeelings #philthychit #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #blufeld #matancaspi #nicoferrero #christopherhermann #cherif #tomintomovic #anikotomowitch

11 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 255 – MIXED BY MATAN CASPI

Bonzai Basik Beats regular and all round progressive house stalwart Matan Caspi joins us again for this week’s show. Matan’s profile continues to gain popularity among many in the music scene, his productions are always on point with ssupport coming in from all angles from the outset. His last offering, Check The Windows, is featuring heavily on top download sites as well as making it onto many playlists. Today’s mix takes us on a sublime progressive journey and contains a remix from Matan himself as well as tracks and remixes from artists such as Jody Wisternoff, Sian Evans, Shurikan, Chris Micali, Dusky, Adam Beyer, Dosem, Shingo Nakamaru, James Grant, Ad Brown, Randy SSeidman, Oliver Koletzki, D-Deck, Boryana, Nanoplex, Rich Curtis and Silinder.

Tracklisting – Episode 255: mixed by Matan Caspi

1º Jody Wisternoff featuring Sian Evans – The Bridge (Shur-I-Kan Remix)
2º Chris Micali – Halftone (Original Mix)
3º Dusky – 4T4 (Original Mix)
4º Adam Beyer – The Crossing (Original Mix)
5º Dosem – Beyond Standards (Original Mix)
6º Shingo Nakamura vs. Jody Wisternoff & James Grant – Another Tone (Original Mix)
7º Ad Brown & Randy Seidman – Before I Go (Matan Caspi Remix)
8º Oliver Koletzki – Ipuza (Original Mix)
9º D-Deck – Tendering (Original Mix)
10º Boryana – Everything Is Everything (Original Mix)
11º Nanoplex – The Collector (Diogo Ribeiro Remix)
12º Silinder – Last Light (Rich Curtis Remix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #matancaspi

 

23 July 2015 RADIOSHOWS Read more

AUDIO NOIR – NOW & ZEN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists delivers his stunning studio album, Now & Zen, filled to the brim of top quality original works and remixes. Audio Noir has certainly made Bonzai Progressive his home over the last number of years. He has racked up a hugely impressive back catalogue which covers many forms of music styles. His diversity has driven him to be able to complete this album. He draws on some of his past remixes and transforms them into his own Zen style, and he looks to the future with outstanding original works. This album will take you on a journey through beautifully constructed soundscapes that will allow you to detach from reality and create a sense of enlightenment. A much anticipated collection of works from an outstanding talent, definitely not to be missed.

The structure of the album brings out a beautifully crafted narrative that lulls us into its blissful realms. 17 tracks are huddled together with each bringing their own Zen like state. Audio Noir has selected some of the finest progressive tracks to be converted into this Zen structure. Tracks from Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Phi Phi, Airwave, DJ Fire, Samotarev featuring Max Magnum, Matan Caspi, Rise and Fall, Alexey Lisin & Ange and Cordoba are transformed into totally immersive and mesmerizing constructs that allow us to dig deep into our imagination. The attention to detail is sublime and ranges from subtle melodic phrases to full on intense, climactic soundscapes.

A large portion of the album is made up of Audio Noir’s original works, and he enlists the help of two outstanding vocalists to really get the goosebumps on the rise. Natalie Major is brought in for vocal duty on the wonderful Story Of Our Lives, a truly captivating track that intros with a very soft and deep bass tone. The vocals come through early on and straight away you get hooked on to the attractive sounds. In the background, rich cascading strings offer the perfect balance of both high and low frequencies. Quite simply a beautiful track.

Australian Epic delivers an abstract look into music with a mixture of contrasting sounds that converge in perfect harmony. From glitchy to warm rising pads and deep basses, the track builds beautifully into a raw almost urbanised sound complete with a tough edged drum section. Definitely something for the late night sessions.

Love intros with a tribalistic drum arrangement before cool plonky piano notes come through. A softer side develops with the introduction of beautiful strings that sweep through the sound. A deep bass walks through the groove as sensual vocals are unleashed. A deeply though provoking track, brilliant.

The Hawthorne Effect delves deep with a superb hypnotic trait that reaches out the deeper recesses of the mind. A melancholic sound prevails as wonderful sounds converge to the backdrop of a fantastic drum sequence. In contrast, a melodic piano phrase plays the track out and leaves you wanting much more.

Lena Grig joins Audio Noir on Like The Wind which intros with a cool bass pulse that leads up to a superb percussions arrangement filled with crisp hats and claps. A big 80’s synth sound peeks out and the strong vocal from Lena combines perfectly. A much deeper vibe takes over for the duration as the lower end is given free reign on this expertly crafted number.

Furō intros with cool percussions amid a plethora of superb FX that sweep through the track and lead us up to a fantastic synth riff. We are teased with the notion of a pounding kick drum as mini risers takes us through each section of the track. A world of melody is unleashed as the myriad of sound blends perfectly to the pulsing bass that dominates. A wonderful track full of anticipation and energy that will definitely grab your attention.

Navagio Beach rounds up the album and does it in style. The track bursts into life with a crash that fades out to reveal the most beautiful melodic piano sequence alongside soft gated synths, sweeping pads and the mesmerizing action of the sea. Quite simply, stunning.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #darksoulproject #mathov #nataliemajor #matancaspi #riseandfall #samotarev #maxmagnum #lenagrig #airwave #phiphi #ange “alexeylisin #cordoba #djfire

22 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATAN CASPI – CHECK THE WINDOWS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai Progressive stalwart Matan Caspi returns with the impressive Check The Windows. Fresh from his last outing, Serenity, Matan relishes in unleashing his smooth progressive sounds on our senses. This new cut comes complete with two top class remixes from Manu Riga & Matt Holliday and East Cafe.

Matan Caspi – Check The Windows, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #matancaspi

10 June 2015 UPDATES Read more

MATAN CASPI – CHECK THE WINDOWS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive stalwart Matan Caspi returns with the impressive Check The Windows. Fresh from his last outing, Serenity, Matan relishes in unleashing his smooth progressive sounds on our senses. This new cut comes complete with two top class remixes from Manu Riga & Matt Holliday and East Cafe.

The Original Mix sets off with a progressive flavour as pounding kicks are joined by sharp, slicing hats and a rich voice that glides through. A deep, driving bass takes over and becomes the backbone of the groove throughout. Cool stabs litter the sound taking the track deeper into the progressive world. The break throws up a sublime sequence filled with beautiful melodic undertones while a riser takes us to a fantastic climax and then right back into the main groove. A monster tune that you will not want to miss.

The formidable duo, Manu Riga and Matt Holliday are back on remix duty with their TribeHard Remix and yet again they outdo themselves with their blend of progressive styles. As ever Manu remains a constant presence here at Bonzai Progressive, he is fresh from his latest production, along with Fe Malefiz and their track Forgotten as well as a remix over at Green Martian on SeamLess Beat & Franz Lehmann’s Toward Peace. He recently took the decks after a short hiatus and performed sets for TM Radio (Deep House) and Ethnoscience (with Matt) on Progressive Beats. Matt Holliday also remains a constant deliverer of only the finest grooves in both producing and DJing. His last outing with Manu, Submerged Needs, is still a go to track for many top jocks including Solarstone as well as his remix on Facade’s Dystopia on JOOF Recordings. Currently the guys are back in the studio working on more material which we are already excited about, stay tuned for more. As the title of the remix suggests we are in for an epic ride filled with tight beats and solid grooves. The intro boasts a nice punchy kick as sharp stabby synths come through, while the tribal elements of the track start to build. A deep, probing bassline soon commands the track as we settle in for the duration. On the break we get treated to a masterful display of layered pads and strings alongside a strong voice before getting right back into the main groove. Definitely a must have track that will keep the floors jammin.

East Cafe aka Gabor Kaszas returns to Bonzai with his superb remix. We last saw Gabor on remix duty for Audio Noir’s Midnight Til Morning, which was a part of the Almost Famous Reworked Volume 2 collection. Since then he has released on various labels and continues to deliver his intelligent progressive style. Here he cuts no corners on the quality front as he takes us deep into the progressive world. Right from the off we get locked on with an array of solid beats and wonderfully arranged synths that just seem to flow effortlessly through the sound. The bassline bubbles along and really drives the track beautifully. The break throws up rich, sweeping strings that give way to that brilliant bassline that just mesmerizes throughout. A top notch effort that will not disappoint.

#matancaspi #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #mattholiday #eastcafe

8 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 15 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Traxx kicks back into gear with another dance inducing round of cuts in the shape of Progressive House 15. We’ve carefully selected 20 of the very best, brand new tracks to whet your appetite and ensure you have no shortage of quality in your sets. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neil, Matan Caspi, Stan Kolev, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Ewan Rill, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, JF, Subconscious Tales, Nico Parisi, Rise and Fall, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Audio Noir, Yuriy from Russia, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Mikko Lahti, Blufeld, Horizons, Moshic and MSZ. Give your collection the boost it deserves with this all round fantastic package, you know you want to.

#bonzaiprogressive #michael&levan #stivenrivic #rickpieroneil #matancaspi #stankolev #stanisha #kaankoray #ewanrill #manuriga #mattholliday #jf #subconscioustales #nicoparisi #riseandfall #phiphi #roddyreynaert #audionoir #yuriyfromrussia #experimentalfeelings #dousk #philthychit #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #mikkolahti #blufeld #horizons #moshic #msz

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