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MATT HOLLIDAY – MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Birmingham, UK based DJ and producer Matt Holliday shows up at Bonzai Progressive with his solo effort, Memories Of Yesterday. He recently enjoyed a collaboration with Manu Riga on Submerged Needs and You Are Contagious, both of which gained a ton of support from across the world. Known for his dark, edgy, psy laced progressive and trance grooves, Matt has built up a solid rep on the music scene with top notch cuts on labels like JOOF, Black Hole, Afterworld and Drizzly Records among others. Matt also delves into DJing quite regularly and hosts radioshows on various stations as well as his own Moments. On top of all that he will be gracing the decks on the Bonzai stage at this year’s (2015) Tomorrowland with fellow producer and studio partner Manu Riga. Lots more to come from this guy for sure so stay tuned for more.

Matt Holliday – Memories Of Yesterday, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mattholliday #ewanrill #audionoir

22 July 2015 UPDATES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Birmingham, UK based DJ and producer Matt Holliday shows up at Bonzai Progressive with his solo effort, Memories Of Yesterday. He recently enjoyed a collaboration with Manu Riga on Submerged Needs and You Are Contagious, both of which gained a ton of support from across the world. Known for his dark, edgy, psy laced progressive and trance grooves, Matt has built up a solid rep on the music scene with top notch cuts on labels like JOOF, Black Hole, Afterworld and Drizzly Records among others. Matt also delves into DJing quite regularly and hosts radioshows on various stations as well as his own Moments. On top of all that he will be gracing the decks on the Bonzai stage at this year’s (2015) Tomorrowland with fellow producer and studio partner Manu Riga. Lots more to come from this guy for sure so stay tuned for more.

The Original Mix intros with a wonderful imaginative sequence filled with a deep droning bass sound and cool FX which are soon joined by a powerful kickdrum that pulls out a nice punch. All around we are faced with varying basses that add a deep, dark twist to the sound and provide the perfect foundation for the subtle background pads. The track takes off with the introduction of a rhythmic drum section that is steeped with tribal elements which are sure to get the floors moving. On the break we go deeper with a beautifully rich display of sounds, from deep lush bass notes to sweeping pads and distant voices that bring a very subtle melodic flavour. A definite must have track for those late night progressive sessions.

Ewan Rill is up first with his remix and yet again he delivers the goods in style. A regular contributor to the remix roster, Ewan marked up his full debut on Bonzai Progressive in February 2015 alongside Casper on their Vacuum EP. A very much respected artist on the scene, this guy has racked up a quite impressive back catalogue on various top labels over the years including Balkan Connection, Abstract Space and JOOF to name just a few. On the remix he takes us deep into progressive utopia with a fine display of solid beats and expertly arranged patterns that carve out a cool rhythmic flow. The big hitter here though is the bass construction, multiple variations of bass combine perfectly to etch out that deep, lush groove. Probing, throbbing and gritty basses leave us numb as they work their magic throughout. On the break we are offered a short respite before getting slammed right back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff yet again, not to be missed.

Fresh off the back of his first studio album, Now & Zen, Audio Noir shows up on remix duty with Another Audio Noir Odyssey. One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, this guy boasts a hugely impressive catalogue filled with a ton of original works and remixes in just a few short years. He recently appeared on the successful JOOF Recordings, JOOF Editions Vol 2 with his track One More Night and already he is working on more material which we really look forward to. On the remix here we are taken for a sublime journey into progressive. The intro throws up a cool bassline that sets the scene for the duration. Tight, solid kicks are joined by an equally tight percussion section that dishes out cool rhythms alongside a trance-like synth in the background that ebbs and flows beautifully throughout the track. The break lets loose with smooth pads creating a blissful atmosphere before a harsh, edgy riff takes over with chunky kicks in tow. An almost total transformation that takes us to the end of the track. A monster tune you do not want to miss.

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20 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AIRWAVE – IN THE MIX 001 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Welcome to our brand new venture, In The Mix. With so much great music around we thought it was time to offer a new showcase where we could spread only the best music far and wide. To help us along we will be recruiting some top DJ’s to deliver the goodness. We are proud to announce our very first In The Mix – 001, from none other than one of the most inspiring and gifted artist’s of our time, Airwave. When we think of an artist who has remained fully committed to the true origins of musical interpretation then this guy’s name is always one of the first to crop up. He retains such integrity in everything he touches and continues to inspire a generation of music lovers with his special brand of Progressive and Trance. His latest incarnation, A Touch Of Grace is riding high on popular charts and is seeing a lot of playlist time across the world. This 2 part mix is the perfect medium for Airwave to impart his vast musical knowledge onto our senses and allow us to go deep into our souls and discover inner feeling we never even knew we had.

Part 1 takes us on a journey into the deeper, darker side of Progressive with an ever increasing intensity that sends shivers down your spine. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of We Are All Astronauts, Rise and Fall, Moshic, Altek, No One & Elliot Duquai, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Ewan Rill, Napalm & D-Phrag, Audio Noir, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Nico Parisi, Blufeld, Solarstone and the man himself, Airwave.

Part 2 ramps up the energy levels and builds tough edged, driving grooves into a huge climactic experience, here you can expect top notch tracks and remixes from D.P. Kash, Chris Sheridan, Alex Vidal, Robert Nickson, RNX, Matt Holliday, Kissoff, Sean Tyas, Ewan Rill, Robert Vadney, Alex Di Stefano, Art Of Trance, Rick Pier O’Neil, Facade, Reaky, Synergia Corpo featuring Noxdream Voice, Chris Oblivion & Satinka.

Join us as we go In The Mix and let the music set you free.

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ALEXEY LISIN & ANGE – VESNA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Alexey Lisin marks his full debut on Bonzai Progressive with Vesna and enlists the fantastic vocal talents of Ange along the way. Not quite his first appearance as he got the Zen remix treatment on Audio Noir’s superb album, Now & Zen. Having burst onto the scene back in November 2014 with the awesome Moscow Calling, and following that up with the equally impressive Desolation at the start of January 2015, we’ve certainly got a taste of this guys musical prowess on the Techno front. With a shifting towards progressive house on his Baroque Records release, Siberia, we are seeing a different side to this up and coming producer, plenty more to come no doubt so stay tuned. Popular vocalist Ange returns to Bonzai after her debut appearance with Yuriy From Russia back in 2013 on Do You Feel. Over the last several years she has worked with a whole host of top class artists with her distinct vocal style and her talents have been showcased on many labels worldwide.

The Original Mix takes us deep into progressive with a beautifully hypnotic vibe that really captivates with the sultry vocals of Ange. Tight percussions and solid drums deliver a brilliant rhythmic vibe that will definitely have the floors shakin. The deep basses sit back teasingly and allow the synth elements to shine. On the break we get locked into those mesmerizing vocals that just melt into the sound effortlessly. A driving slice of progressive that will surely be a hit with the purists.

Yuriy From Russia steps up to the remix plate and shows us yet again his amazing talents. His last outing was on remix duty for Wild Guess’ Trysal 35 back in March this year and since then his tracks have appeared on various compilations among other releases on different labels. The remix intros with a well rounded kick that is joined by a subtle shuffling hat. A melodic arp fades through as a deep rooted bassline takes hold and dominates with its pulsing probing prowess. The vocals from Ange are simply stunning, her voice seems to materialise from nowhere and blend beautifully into the sound providing a melancholic twist on the melodic nature of the track. Such a wonderful, dreamy vibe here that will definitely appeal to many.

Australia’s Audio Noir serves up another of his classic Rekonstruction’s. This guy has been racking up quite a back catalogue of late. 2015 is turning out to be a very busy year as he delivered his first studio album amongst a multitude of remixes. Already working on his second album we are very excited about what this guy will throw at us next. The remix here ramps up the energy levels with a superb, driving groove filled with a tight drum arrangement and a tough edged bassline that sits in contrast with the brighter, more melodic elements of the track. On the break we are led into a world full of beautiful melodies and deep, warm basses before we get shoved back into the main groove where a brilliant gated synth lead takes over. Ange’s vocal comes through with an air of innocence that works very well with the progressive vibe. Another top notch cut from down under, not to be missed.

Russian producer Zatonsky debuts on Bonzai Progressive with this fantastic remix that really raises the bar in the world of prog. With a very impressive list of tracks across various labels we can see why this guy was drafted in for remix duty. The remix opens with a deep, lush piano chord which is joined by the melancholic vocals from Ange that really captivate the imagination. A bright melodic piano provides a stark, contrasting dynamic to the sound as the pianos fade and the track kicks in. Expertly crafted drum arrangements ensue with a deep pulsating bass in tow as the pianos return alongside that stunning vocal. A simply amazing piece of deep progressive vocal house that will capture a lot of attention for sure.

#alexeylisin #ange #bonzaiprogressive #yuriyfromrussia #audionoir #zatonsky

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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

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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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PHI PHI – ALONE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Phi Phi is back at Bonzai Progressive, and this time around he is going solo with the impressive Alone. Featuring remixes from Audio Noir we know that this one will definitely turn a few heads. Phi Phi’s last outing, with studio partner Roddy Reynaert, Atlan performed very well indeed having gained spots on many playlists and DJ charts. Always an exciting time when this guys stuff lands on the desk.

The Original Mix of Alone is a wonderfully constructed slice of driving progressive house. Nice and big chunky kicks stand out as a solid chugging bassline works effortlessly on the groove alongside a tight drum arrangement. In the background sweeping pads create cool melodies that captivate throughout. As we head into the break we find ourselves totally immersed in the sound as a deep droning bass note fades out and reveals a heart beat sound before we are slammed back into the main sound for the duration. A definite must have track in your arsenal and perfect fodder for those building sets.

Australian producer Audio Noir is up to his tricks again as he delivers his Rekonstruction and Instrumental mixes. It was only a short time ago when we last saw this guy with his own Progressive Tales, as well as a few remixes for other artists. Currently he is working on some exciting brand new material which will hopefully be revealed very soon, in the meantime sit back and take in these sublime sounds. Right from the off we find ourselves in the middle of a surreal sounscape filled with wonderful FX that pop up all over. Subtle percussions fade in and out as electrified sounds rattle through and lead us up to a huge breaks sequence. A real deep and throbbing bass joins in the fun as those break beats gather pace in an almost Drum n Bass tempo. The breakdown offers a respite complete with soft pads that soon fade out and leave us with a screaming vocal, which is left out of the Instrumental, and grinding synths. The drum arrangement is top notch as intricate patterns combine in a solid rhythmic state that keep us locked in for the duration. Excellent stuff yet again from down under you will not want to miss.

#phiphi #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir

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AUDIO NOIR – PROGRESSIVE TALES EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The prolific Audio Noir dishes out another tasty treat with this two tracker entitled Progressive Tales. Just recently he was on hand for remix duty on the revamped Extreme Trax release, Sound & Future where he delved into a more electro theme with fantastic results. Currently he is finishing off some very exciting work which we hope to be seeing very soon. Lots to keep an eye and an ear on with this guy so stay tuned.

Audio Noir – Progressive Tales EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audionoir

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