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DARK SOUL PROJECT & MATHOV FEATURING FE MALEFIZ – AIN’T NO MELODIES LEFT FOR ME (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Dark Soul Project & Mathov enlist the stunning vocals of Fe Malefiz on the superb Ain’t No Melodies Left For Me which comes backed up with three fantastic remixes. Dark Soul Project marks his full debuts on Bonzai after his track Feels Like Heaven featured on our Club Traxx Progressive House compilation. He brings a wealth of talents to the table as his impressive back catalogue will attest. Mathov returns after his highly regarded Dark Activity was released in early November with support pouring in from all quarters. Since leaving uplifting trance behind he is definitely causing a stir in the progressive world with his smooth grooves. German singer Fe Malefiz provides the vocals for this release and it’s clear why she has been chosen as you will find out. Fe has worked with many artists over the years including Martin Merkel among others.

First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a cool drum arrangement filled with chunky kicks, sharp hats and rhythmic percussions. The track breaks to reveal a lush bass that sits perfectly within the groove and becomes the mainstay of the track. We get our first glimpse of the vocal here with its haunting tones and melodic phrases. The groove settles in with a strong progressive edge that will keep the heads nodding. The main break unleashes the vocal as it sweeps throughout before the Bjork-esque song comes through just at the right time to round up this absolute stunner of a track. A definite must have.

On remix duty we have Tallinn’s own Zas & Sanze aka Mindgamers. We haven’t seen the guys for a while as they have been busy with DJing and other projects, but we know they will be unleashing their latest works soon which we are all excited about. Here the guys do their thing and they do it well as always. Tight progressive vibes right from the off, muted kicks are joined by a fading in bass alongside cool FX. The kicks transform into chunky hits as the bass warms to become a lush grooving sequence. Fe’s vocal comes through beautifully here and blends so perfectly with the sounds around it. The groove is captivating as it lulls you into its grip with the help of sharp melodic sequences that add character and contrast to the sound. Another fine offering from the guys and sure to be a main feature in many sets.

Kintar returns for remix duty here at Bonzai Progressive with his unique blend of prog house that we know and love. DJing is a big part of his career, playing all over the world, you’d think he wouldn’t have the time for producing but he finds the time and always gets it done with great results. Here he intros the track with a fantastic low end kick, crispy hats and snappy claps. A deep resonating bassline shores up the rear as the layers build bringing surreal sweeping pads that lead up to some cool, subtle melodic flavours. The vocal is used sparingly with great effect as the anticipation builds with the help of an intense piano chord. Wonderful stuff out of Argentina and a track you have got to have.

Audio Noir never stops, he relentlessly churns out top quality productions and remixes to the delight of many. His most recent stint was Reworked Volume 2 from his album Almost Famous which have been getting fantastic support from many quarters. Much more to come out of Australia which we always look forward to. Here he gives us his Rekonstruction mix which takes the tempo back a bit, getting into a more laidback vibe. The intro is a wonderful cacophony of glitched FX and atmospheric sequences which combine beautifully before a superb warm bass breaks things up and provides that almost downtempo quality. The kicks sit mid range and allow you to become immersed in their beat while cool crispy hats bring a rhythmic flow to the sound. The vocal keeps the track firmly on course with its wonderfully haunting and rich tones. Subtle melodies play out as you become hypnotized by this sublime progressive groove. Yet again we get hooked by an Audio Noir cut, not to be missed.

#darksoulproject #mathov #malefiz #bonzaiprogressive #mindgamers #kintar #audionoir

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CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 13 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Here at Bonzai we remain committed to bringing you the very best musical experiences and today we present another round of top notch cuts from our Club Traxx series. Progressive House 13 continues this series with 20 of the finest progressive grooves for your listening pleasure. Original works and remixes come from artists such as Audio Noir, Inkfish, John Freedman, Stan Kolev ft. Albena Veskova, Loquai, Phi Phi & Airwave, Silinder, Dinamica, Progress Inn, Samoratev, Yuriy From Russia, Subconscious Tales, Manu Riga, Philthy Chit, Squillante & Nae-Tago, Relaunch, Gilbert Ramos, Pheobus, Yefim Malko & Dima Bigulaev, Andro V, Chris Harris, Matteo Monero, Kintar, Etnia, Moshic, MSZ and Horizons. A definitive collection of some of the hottest progressive vibes around and a compilation you gotta have.

Club Traxx – Progressive House 13, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks at the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #inkfish #loquai #matancaspi #silinder #yuriyfromrussia #samotarev #philthychit #yefimmalko #dimabigulaev #matteomonero #kintar #audionoir #msz #audionoir #johnfreedman #stankolev #albenaveskova #loquai #airwave #phiphi #progressinn #dinamica #manuriga #subconscioustales #relaunch #squillante #naetago #phoebus #gilbertramos #androv #chrisharris #moshic #etnia #horizons

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CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 13 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Here at Bonzai we remain committed to bringing you the very best musical experiences and today we present another round of top notch cuts from our Club Traxx series. Progressive House 13 continues this series with 20 of the finest progressive grooves for your listening pleasure. Original works and remixes come from artists such as Audio Noir, Inkfish, John Freedman, Stan Kolev ft. Albena Veskova, Loquai, Phi Phi & Airwave, Silinder, Dinamica, Progress Inn, Samoratev, Yuriy From Russia, Subconscious Tales, Manu Riga, Philthy Chit, Squillante & Nae-Tago, Relaunch, Gilbert Ramos, Pheobus, Yefim Malko & Dima Bigulaev, Andro V, Chris Harris, Matteo Monero, Kintar, Etnia, Moshic, MSZ and Horizons. A definitive collection of some of the hottest progressive vibes around and a compilation you gotta have.

#bonzaiprogressive #inkfish #loquai #matancaspi #silinder #yuriyfromrussia #samotarev #philthychit #yefimmalko #dimabigulaev #matteomonero #kintar #audionoir #msz #audionoir #johnfreedman #stankolev #albenaveskova #loquai #airwave #phiphi #progressinn #dinamica #manuriga #subconscioustales #relaunch #squillante #naetago #phoebus #gilbertramos #androv #chrisharris #moshic #etnia #horizons

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ANTONIO CITARELLA – DREAM SEQUENCER (PROGREZ)

Time for another taste of progressive techno with Antonio Citarella with his two tracker Dream Sequencer. Antonio has been churning out the quality at every turn and this one is no exception, we recently saw his previous track, Traveller, gain lots of support as well as his superb remix on Audio Noir’s Almost Famous Reworked package.

First up we have the title track, Dream Sequence, the intro here is filled with cool crispy hats and rising FX that lead up to a nice and solid chunky kick. A fantastic array of in your face percussive hits bleed into the sound and ramp up the rhythms nicely. A raw sounding analogue bass plucks its way through and brings a real depth to the vibe. Strange and surreal melodies float around and are contrasted with some very smooth brighter phrases that bring a real dynamic feel to the track. There also lies a pure and organic flow here that resonates beautifully throughout. Top notch yet again and a definite must have track.

Radio Connection intros with a full, lush synth pad that sweeps by in a haunting manner. Sharply contrasted hats appear and bring a shuffling rhythm to the intro before we settle down with a cool punchy kick and a deep throbbing bass. The track holds some expert arrangements that serve to keep the booty’s shakin along with its classy electro styled grooves. The break unleashes more of those wonderful synths before a brilliant classic snare fill gets us back to the main track for the duration. A beautiful and mesmerizing sound filled with deep grooves and classic percussions that will turn a few heads for sure.

#antoniocitarella #progrez

8 December 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALAN CASTRO – BATA EP (MONOG RECORDS)

Alan Castro is back at Monog with Bata EP. Alan’s last outing for us was on remix duty for Kruno Kereta’s Disquiet and before that it was a while since we seen him around these shores. Delighted to see another fine release from this guy and hope to see much more.

First up we have the title track Bata and right from the off we are lured into the deep grooves on offer with a superb kick and subtle percussion arrangement to the backdrop of a musical bass that locks you in for the ride. The grooves build slowly and tease us before we get to the break where some very smooth chords give you a little respite and then back into full swing. Cool vocal samples and FX splatter across the sound keeping your interest and adding many textures. A real nice and smooth cut that will not disappoint.

Dad0s sets off with a real deep groovy vibe as pulsing basses are joined by muted percussions that slowly weave a smooth rhythmic flow. Darker elements creep through in the shape of a mysterious echoed bell sound, which also adds a dramatic effect. Wonderfully positioned FX keep the ears trained as the groove unfolds taking us deeper. A strange yet very appealing sound that will draw the attention of many for sure.

#alancastro #monogrecords

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BONZAI WORX – VOLUME 5 (BONZAI VINYL) – PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW!

As vinyl continues its steady rise we are pleased to present our next vinyl release, Bonzai Worx Volume 5. After the success of previous wax releases we trawled through our catalogue and came up with four of the hottest and grooviest cuts to get the etching treatment. Tracks from Van Czar featuring Sugar Love, Ecco, Sa.Du and Alfredo Mena as well as a remix from Manuel Palmitesta have all been selected this time for their diverse ranges. Expect deep, groovy, sultry, edgy, gritty and downright banging tracks on this limited pressing.

Sa.Du’s Imaging Your Self gives off deep and sultry sounds as a provocative female vocal swamps the vibe. Cool rhythms are formed out of a tight drum arrangement with punchy kicks and sharp hats. The bassline gels everything together brilliantly and on the break a female vocal comes to life with a huge diva-esque chorus, top notch production in effect.

Ecco’s Switch gets the remix treatment from Bonzai debutant Manuel Palmitesta. The track intros with a punchy kick and classic percussion set up with an in your face hypnotic siren styled synth note that dominates the sound. A very subtle yet effective bass sits in the rear and binds the track together beautifully. On the break a techy element filters into the sound as the percussions keep the groove flowing before we slam right back into full swing with an air raid siren for good measure. Top notch stuff.

Alfredo Mena gives us his track The Scrawl with its full on techno vibes. A deep throbbing sub bass is joined by cool clipped kicks and a superb percussion line followed up with crispy clear hats. Cool vocal samples give the track a darker feel and makes this a strong favourite for the darker rooms. A big feature in the track is the expertly arranged percussion section, tight and to the point as various rhythms filter through alongside a more energetic secondary bass and a continuous metallic perc hit.

Van Czar joins forces with Sugar Love on Love Trip which intros with a tough bass sound and an enticing sultry vocal. The track settles into a full on Techno groove with punchy kicks and super crisp hats alongside that gritty edged bass. The vocals continue to lull you into their lustful grasp and adds a real dynamic contrast to the sound. A real powerful Techno slice yet again from Van and no doubt this one will see a lot of playtime.

#bonzaivinyl #bonzaiprogressive #sadu #ecco #manuelpalmitesta #alfredomena #vanczar #sugarlove

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MENDEXX – LIFE BEGINS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Debut appearance on Bonzai Progressive for Mendexx with the superb Life Begins which is backed by three fantastic remixes. Mendexx – Life Begins, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mendexx #manuriga #wildguess #alfonsomuchacho

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MENDEXX – LIFE BEGINS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Debut appearance on Bonzai Progressive for Mendexx with the superb Life Begins which is backed by three fantastic remixes.The Original Mix intros with a smooth kick and strolling bass that gets the juices flowing. Cool percussions form up and bring a nice rhythmic vibe to the sound as various FX add depth. The bass hypnotizes as it unleashes its groove on our senses and takes us deep into the progressive abyss. Spacey synths dominate as they deliver their harsh tones giving the track a real edgy feel. The break reveals some very cool and subtle melodic flavours which stand in contrast to those harsher synths before the track rises back into the main groove. A top notch slice of prog for those darker rooms.

Manu Riga, a firm favourite at Bonzai, delivers his Progrezz Remix. We know and love Manu’s work and here he transitions himself into slightly different territory with an emphasis on a much tougher vibe with a true driving progressive groove. The intro boasts a wonderful kick with a nice clipped top as crispy hats sit alongside some classy FX that rise and fall beautifully. Melodies are borne out of cool synth riffs that litter the track in all the right places. A harsh sounding vocal adds some very cool textures and fits perfectly into the dynamics of the track. The bass drives the track forward while giving space to the multitude of layers to shine. Something slightly different from Manu and no doubt we will be seeing this track get a lot of attention.

Next up we have Wild Guess’ Life In Space Remix. We last saw J.E.O.F., Config and P.O.W. aka Wild Guess back in June this year on remix duty for Digital Department featuring Cara Leigh’s You Put A Spell. Here they hold no bars in letting loose their superb progressive house grooves. The intro sets off with punchy kicks and sharp percussions as a superb melodic arp fades through. A deep throbbing bass soon follows and dominates the sound wonderfully as those arps continue to rise. The track settles into an infectious groove that holds you in as those basses begin to really let loose with fantastic note changes. The break is a cacophony of melodies that interweave beautifully and are joined by a pulsing bass before the beats kick back in. A truly stunning slice from these guy’s as you’d expect, a definite must have.

Rounding off this superb pack we have Alfonso Muchacho on remix duty. July 2014 saw Alfonso mark his Bonzai debut with the fantastic Despina, delight to have him on board here and no doubt we’ll be in for a treat. The intro gives that driving feel right from the off as chunky kicks and syncopated percussions merge beautifully alongside a deep-rooted bass that strolls along wonderfully. Tough and gritty stabs litter the groove and add great contrasts to the sound as much brighter sparks sit in the background. The break unleashes those gritty synths in full effect before slamming back into the main track. A brilliant display of contrasting sounds that will appeal to many.

#mendexx #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #wildguess #alfonsomuchacho

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LONELY SUN & NICOLAS AGUDELO – ROBOTRONICA (GREEN MARTIAN)

Lonely Sun & Nicolas Agudelo deliver their latest cut Robotronica, which is backed by two superb remixes. The guys’ last outing Aurora Storm saw great support at the start of this year, since then they have remixed Nico Parisi’s Napoli By Night among other things as they continue to deliver top quality at every turn.

First up is the Original Mix which intros with a nice punchy kick and a sweeping pad that cascades beautifully through the track. A smooth and subtle bass sits perfectly in the groove allowing those pads to shine. Crispy hats and sharp claps gather pace and give of a cool rhythmic vibe. The break is a beautifully constructed sequence filled with those cascading pads as well as subtle melodic phrases and sweet sounding vox before getting back into the main groove with a very cool arp sequence in tow. Top notch stuff and an absolute delight to listen to, a must have.

The Dub Mix provides a slightly modified arrangement with an emphasis on extended drum patterns and less vox. The same upbeat vibe as the original with just a few subtle changes.

Onez!e steps up for remix duty and delivers an epic take. Onez!e debuted back April this year with This Is Dream and subsequently remix Chris Harris’ What’s Left Of Them with much support on both. Here he beefs up the groove with a fantastic uplifting progressive house workout. A solid percussion led intro paves the way for a big chunky kick that really gets the track on the move. The track progresses with a superb arp that fades in bringing its warm glowing presence into the groove. Cool transitions bring many wonderfully constructed elements to the sound. The droning bass tone is the perfect companion for those arps and comes to prominence on the break where the melodies shine alongside that wistful vox. Just the tonic for those Autumn parties where the Summer blues can be washed over.

July 2014 saw TFC debut on Bonzai with Joey.L with great support coming in, delighted to see him back on remix duty. The intro sets of with a cool bass sequence as melodic arps fade through alongside sweeping vox sounds. Nice chunky kicks join in followed by crispy hats as the rhythms begin to form. A mesmerizing ahh vox takes centre stage here as you find yourself drawn to its lulling nature. The break is a superb collection of strings, pads, FX and more, culminating in a euphoric sequence. Top quality stuff that will be featured in many sets no doubt.

Lastly we have Aquamatica which intros with a very cool bass pulse and rhythmic percussions. A nice punchy kick sets the track on course as the bass begins to transform into a much tougher version. The first break unleashes a fantastic arp filled with warm tones and melodic flavours that transform and filter beautifully. The bass is the big player here as it takes on many facets keeping the groove flowing. On the main break we get a smooth melodic sequence that takes us back to the main track for the duration. Excellent stuff destined to be a big hitter among many.

#lonelysun #nicolasagudelo #greenmartian #onez!e #tfc #aquamatica

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AUDIO NOIR – ALMOST FAMOUS REWORKED – VOLUME 2 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Since Audio Noir released his debut album, Almost Famous, things have been gaining pace, which led us to gathering top remix artists to work their skills on the superb tracks within the album. Back in the summer of this year Reworked Volume 1 hit the floors running and on the back of that we present to you another round of top quality remixes with Reworked Volume 2 comprising five, on fire producers doing their thing. In the meantime, Audio Noir continues his reign over deep progressive sounds with an upcoming remix on a new Phi & Airwave collaboration as well as a remix on Thorin’s Secrets and appearances on various compilations. Always worth keeping an eye on this outstandingly talented artist.

Audio Noir – Almost Famous Reworked – Volume 2, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks at the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audionoir #inkfish #polefolder #cedricpiret #eastcafe #yuriyfromrussia #antoniocitarella

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