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SEBASTIAN BUSTO FEATURING PAULA MELICCI – TEMPTATION (GREEN MARTIAN)

Innovative Argentine DJ and producer Sebastian Busto debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Temptation which features a wonderful vocal from fellow Buenos Aires native Paula Melicci. The Original Mix sets out with a cool percussion led intro before a nice and solid kick drum joins in. A lush offset bass comes through and gives the track a nice classic feel as those drums continue to build up a steady flowing rhythm. Warm pads float overhead as various one shot synths come in to tease us. The break throws up a real smooth acoustic guitar riff over a fantastic vocal from Paula that drips with charm and sophistication. A stand out track with a stunning vocal you will not want to miss.

A highly regarded figure on the circuit – Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens steps up for remix duty with his Progrezz Remix. With an ever growing fan base Manu Riga continues to ply his trade using only the finest quality sounds in everything he touches. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting one with his first album as Manu Riga scheduled for release this Summer, and we don’t mind telling you that it is a special one. Stay tuned for more from this guy as he never disappoints. Manu beefs up the sound here as his remix takes a direct line to an in your face progressive stomper. Big powerful kicks are flanked by cool percussions that dish out a steady rhythm with a bubbling deep bassline lurking underneath. The vocals get a makeover with added dynamics as that bassline intensifies. On the break the track peters out to leave just swirling pads that soon make way for that stunning vocal from Paula. A monster track from the master, a definite must have no doubt.

Russlan Jaafreh is up next on remix duty and once again he delivers the good in style. Russlan marked his Green Martian debut back at the end of 2015 with Pluto To Mercury, which gained great support, so we drafted him in on the remix for more of his sublime progressive goodness. On the remix Russlan takes us on a smooth tripped out progressive journey filled with a plethora of sounds that blend together effortlessly. A super tight drum section leads the way and is accompanied by a warm bassline that sits perfectly on the low end commanding the groove. Paula’s vocal stands out wonderfully adding cool textures that contrast nicely with the deeper elements of the track. Great stuff that will definitely grab a lot of attention.

#sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #greenmartian #manuriga #russlanjaafreh

18 April 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANU RIGA REMIX CONTEST!

As we are always scouting for producers with talent and a passion for music, we thought it was about time to launch a new remix contest. The winner’s remix will become part of Manu Riga’s new album which is due next summer (with remix contract) and the top 3 will receive a surprise goodie package. Interested? Click the button below to enter the remix contest.

Manu Riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens, not long after this in 2005 he released his first single, “Good Feeling”, this rode high in the Belgium dance chart.

After sending the 2005 track “Tai Chi Girl” to Bonzai Progressive he found his new home. The label recognised the potential & appreciated his approach to music resulting in an artist deal.

Soon after this remixes for Quadran, Art Of Trance, … more were requested including remixes for Blufeld, Planisphere, LoQuai & Crocy to name just a few.

Manu Riga’s style is progressive with a touch of emotional synth & a tribal backdrop, this was evident in his release “Time In Between”. The single “No Matter What” on the same label followed with remixes from Moshic, Kintar and others. To date Manu Riga has an impressive list of releases which saw lots of support from all over the world.

With much more in the pipeline including an artist album, we will be seeing a lot more from Manu Riga very soon!

#bonzaiprogressive #manuriga

31 March 2016 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 19 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

After Hour Trax 19 offers up a fresh selection of some of the very best in deep progressive and house vibes. Enhance your personal collection or give your sets a boost from a choice of 20 infectious grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of John 00 Fleming, Manu Riga, Youngen, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Mendexx, Rise and Fall, Luciano Delgado, Mathov, Alexey Lisin, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alex Vidal and Matt Holliday, among others, are on hand to satisfy your thirst for quality sounds and get the weekend moving in the right direction.

Afterhour Trax 19, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #gaibarone #alexvidal #altek #manuriga #audionoir #rickpiero’neil #ruslanvashkevich #youngen #john00fleming #lokkavox #mendexx #dharmalogy #chandrama #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #experimentalfeelings #mattholliday #abity #riseandfall #mathov #quantus #vinceaoun #timaaron #vladad’shake #persya #seconds #lucianodelgado

30 March 2016 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 19 (GREEN MARTIAN)

After Hour Trax 19 offers up a fresh selection of some of the very best in deep progressive and house vibes. Enhance your personal collection or give your sets a boost from a choice of 20 infectious grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of John 00 Fleming, Manu Riga, Youngen, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Mendexx, Rise and Fall, Luciano Delgado, Mathov, Alexey Lisin, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alex Vidal and Matt Holliday, among others, are on hand to satisfy your thirst for quality sounds and get the weekend moving in the right direction.

#greenmartian #gaibarone #alexvidal #altek #manuriga #audionoir #rickpiero’neil #ruslanvashkevich #youngen #john00fleming #lokkavox #mendexx #dharmalogy #chandrama #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #experimentalfeelings #mattholliday #abity #riseandfall #mathov #quantus #vinceaoun #timaaron #vladad’shake #persya #seconds #lucianodelgado

28 March 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

WMC MIAMI 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

As the 2016 Winter Music Conference nears we decided to roll out our biggest WMC compilation to date. 70 tracks and remixes – from almost as many artists – covering all sorts of genres from Deep House to Techno and Progressive House to Tech House with sprinklings of Psy and Trance thrown in. We tapped into our vast catalogue of tracks from labels such as Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks, JOOF, Sounds R Us Recordings, Piston Recordings, Progrez, Green Martian and Eyepatch Recordings to come up with what we think is a true representation of today’s and tomorrow’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Airwave, Manu Riga, Van Czar, Phi Phi, John 00 Fleming, Blufeld, Matt Holliday, Orlando Voorn, Gai Barone, Nico Parisi, Bonnetti, Diego Alvez, Oz Romita, Crocy and House Lovin’ Criminals to name just a few are all on hand to deliver quality sounds that will definitely keep floors rocking all night long.

#bonzaiprogressive #alexvidal #rickpiero’neil #gaibarone #stevesai #manuriga #audionoir #platunoff #altek #ruslanvashkevich #kevinvega #yuriyfromrussia #paulkardos #experimentalfeelings #alexeylisin #dapadeep #pandeo #carlocaldareri #lylequach #upright #jepe #kevinsaunderson #onofrioconte #gaibarone #audionoir #lokkavox #riseandfall #phiphi #airwave #satinka #mattholliday #john00fleming #nicoparisi #audiostorm #youngen #dharmalogy #chandrama #vinceaoun #blufeld #chantola #mathov #quantus #persya #lucianodelgado #a.r.e.s #stevesai #leonkrasich #seconds #expectedmirage #followinglight #kevinvega #samotarev #timaaron #vladad’shake #andrewmichael #experimentalfeelings #moosick #abity #paulkardos #mendexx #selinastoane #pavlinpetrov #crocy #ashleyberndt #zatonsky #alexandrapride #anndi #alexeylisin #diegoalvez #joyfullfamily #matancaspi #roylebens #satour #berbush #kotobuki #bonetti #houselovincriminals #dennisfranchi #franciswhite #ozromita #leandrodi #robsmall #dannyhartley #joal #giulianoa.l. #annsaunderson #vanczar #dantiezsaunderson #sa.du #metronomes #petripetro #orlandovoorn #majed

15 March 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

GAI BARONE – WHEN IN JUNE (MANU RIGA REMIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

Progressive guru Manu Riga steps up to the remix desk and churns out yet another top quality cut for our aural pleasure. The remix sets off with a nice chunky kick drum with cool hats on the offset and an extra cool drum pattern in the background. A fantastic pulsing bassline gives the track a nice drive that will easily get the dance floors moving. A wonderful lead synth riff delivers a nice touch to the sound and freshens up the groove beautifully. Out of nowhere a superb cascading arp fades in and out of the sound and takes us up to the break where a cacophony of strings take over. The icing on the cake though comes in the form of a stunningly rich vocal that sends shivers down your spine before we head back into the main groove. Definitely one of Manu’s best remixes here, lots going on that will bring new experiences with each listen. This one is not to be missed.

Gai Barone – When In June (Manu Riga Remix), out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport in the Must Hear Progressive House chart!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #gaibarone #manuriga

18 February 2016 UPDATES Read more

GAI BARONE – WHEN IN JUNE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

We welcome Gai Barone back to Bonzai Progressive and he has brought along another one of his deep progressive creations for our listening pleasure. When In June is Gai’s latest offering and comes backed up with four top notch remixes from none other than Belgian stalwarts Airwave and Manu Riga, Australia’s Audio Noir and Slovakia’s Crocy. Throw in Gai’s Italian roots and we have a hotbed of international talent that knows how to work a track.

The Original Mix intros with various percussive elements to the backdrop of a deep droning pad that builds up an air of intensity. The contrasts are stark with bright crispy hats slicing through that low tone. A nice punchy kick drum comes through and we find ourselves locked on to a sublime hypnotic vibe for the duration. The bass floats through the sound with a beautifully warm glow and gives the track that deeper grooving feeling. Just after the midway point we are introduced to some sharp, perfectly balanced strings that carry a beautiful melody as they sweep through the groove. Top notch from Mr Barone and a definite must have track.

First up on remix duty is Airwave and once again he takes us on a trek deep into progressive to the backdrop of a solid breaks groove. The remix intros with a fantastic string ensemble with a deep bass tone sitting on the low end while the subtle melodies of the strings swirl overhead. The drums burst onto the track and deliver a brilliant breaks arrangement filled with punchy kicks and snapping snares alongside stuttering hats and rides. The intensity builds as the layers form up into a wonderful energetically fuelled monster of a tune. On the break we are offered a little respite in the form of some very cool strummed guitar licks as those strings continue to linger above and below. The track climaxes and we are thrust right back into the full on progressive breaks routine for the duration. Simply awesome.

Progressive guru Manu Riga steps up to the remix desk and churns out yet another top quality cut for our aural pleasure. The remix sets off with a nice chunky kick drum with cool hats on the offset and an extra cool drum pattern in the background. A fantastic pulsing bassline gives the track a nice drive that will easily get the dance floors moving. A wonderful lead synth riff delivers a nice touch to the sound and freshens up the groove beautifully. Out of nowhere a superb cascading arp fades in and out of the sound and takes us up to the break where a cacophony of strings take over. The icing on the cake though comes in the form of a stunningly rich vocal that sends shivers down your spine before we head back into the main groove. Definitely one of Manu’s best remixes here, lots going on that will bring new experiences with each listen. This one is not to be missed.

Crocy returns and gives us another one of his deep progressive house remixes that tantalises the musical taste buds. The remix sets off with a cool chunky kick and equally cool crispy hats and rhythmic drums. A gritty bassline courses through the sound and stands in contrast to the bright melodic strings that swell up early on. The track takes on a real deep progressive edge before heading into the break where a beautifully arranged ensemble of strings rings out to lull us into their grasp. After a subtle climax we are thrust back into the main groove to get those booty’s shakin’ once more. Top notch from Crocy yet again, the perfect addition to any set.

Audio Noir is up next and rounds off this pack with his Rekonstruction that pumps out a rip roaring breaks set up. The remix intros with a superb pumping breaks drum arrangement complete with a prominent snappy snare drum and punchy kick. Shuffling hats begin to form up and we soon find ourselves hooked on the groove. In the background we get an array of FX and a gritty bass pulse, but it’s those drums that keep your ears trained with cool variations on the snare standing out perfectly. A fantastic gated synth makes a showing alongside a rising maelstrom of strings that bring a real intensity to the sound. On the break those strings burst through and shine bright before the breaks come back in with a tough acid laced bassline in tow that adds an extra level of drive to the groove. Superb stuff once more from Audio Noir, a must have in any collection for sure.

#gaibarone #bonzaiprogressive #airwave #manuriga #crocy #audionoir

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MANU RIGA – INDIGENOUS RIGHTS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Belgian maestro Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens kicks off 2016 with Indigenous Rights which is taken from his much anticipated forthcoming studio album. 2015 was indeed a bumper year for this guy and we’d need quite a few paragraphs to cover everything as he was a very busy man. Aside from an exhaustive release schedule which included several original works as a solo artist and a few collaborative projects, he also churned out a raft of remixes and featured on a lot of compilations including Bonzai Progressive’s 500th release – Bonzai and Friends 500 – where he appeared three times with his own A Sense Of Hope, with Matt Holliday on As We Become One and on remix duty alongside Matt on Phi Phi’s Hiccup. Check out manu-riga.com for more and be sure to stay tuned for another fantastic Manu Riga-music filled year ahead.

Manu Riga – Indigenous Rights, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #manuriga

20 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

MANU RIGA – INDIGENOUS RIGHTS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Belgian maestro Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens kicks off 2016 with Indigenous Rights which is taken from his much anticipated forthcoming studio album. 2015 was indeed a bumper year for this guy and we’d need quite a few paragraphs to cover everything as he was a very busy man. Aside from an exhaustive release schedule which included several original works as a solo artist and a few collaborative projects, he also churned out a raft of remixes and featured on a lot of compilations including Bonzai Progressive’s 500th release – Bonzai and Friends 500 – where he appeared three times with his own A Sense Of Hope, with Matt Holliday on As We Become One and on remix duty alongside Matt on Phi Phi’s Hiccup. Check out manu-riga.com for more and be sure to stay tuned for another fantastic Manu Riga-music filled year ahead.

Indigenous Rights intros with a nice chunky kicks and rhythmic hat alongside a fading in bass pulse. We get a glimpse of some beautiful melody from the superb vocal snippets and swirling pads and strings that mesmerize throughout. The pulsing bass is soon joined by a much grittier but very subtle wub wub bass that works perfectly within the track. The track takes a short break to prepare for one of the stars of the show, those stunning vocals. As the title suggests we get treated to some of the most beautiful chants that takes us up to the main break where a powerful poetic vocal rings out and sends shivers down your spine. A very strong sound on this one with a superb solid progressive groove, perfect for those late night sets.

Moments Of Sobriety opens with a cool punchy kick and is surrounded by layering percussions that form into a solid rhythmic sequence. A wonderful sequence follows as a Turkish Oud plays out its rich melodic sound to the backdrop of some cool sweeps and FX. A fantastic bassline sits perched on the low end and moves effortlessly through this sea of melodies, driving the track forward. The break is a beautifully constructed kaleidoscope of sound which is joined by some stunning hair raising vocals that deliver a haunting groove. A truly epic slice of progressive with a plethora of sounds, from tribal to Ethnic and beyond, top notch.

#manuriga #bonzaiprogressive

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CHANDRAMA – LOST IN NUBRA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Indian DJ and producer Shashi Shaw aka Chandrama debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Lost In Nubra which comes backed up with two equally fantastic remixes from Manu Riga and J’Dan. He started DJing in 2007 in various commercial events and night spots. In 2013 after learning the art of making music he started to create hypnotic, melodically charged journeys which opened up a doorway to a whole new world. This gave birth to his new project Chandrama which means ‘Moon’ in his native language and as Moon is the source of light during all darkness, Chandrama portrays light through his deep melodies with very natural Asian and Indian elements. He has released his music on Beat Block Records, Never Too Late Recordings and Revelation Records with upcoming releases on By Ground Digital (BGD) and Bonzai Progressive. Lost In Nubra is the result of a real life experience for its composer after exploring the Nubra Valley in India.

We kick off with Lost In Nubra which opens with a muted kickdrum that builds slowly before a major thump is added alongside a deep chugging bassline. This gets the progressive juices flowing and we settle in for a magical journey filled with melody and a real sense of surrealism which comes through on the atmospheric elements of the track. On the break the true feeling of the track emerges as a beautifully sequenced series of sounds combine to deliver those stunning Asiatic vibes all wrapped up in exquisite melodies. An epic slice of prog that will not disappoint.

Belgian DJ and producer Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens returns to Bonzai Progressive for yet another of his mind blowing remixes. 2015 has been this guys busiest year to date, a lot has gone on and he has never failed to churn out only the finest quality in all his works. On top of all this he is nearing the completion of his first studio album as Manu Riga, something we literally cannot wait to get our hands on. On the remix are drawn deep into the progressive abyss with a tight drum arrangement alongside swirling pads and FX. A superb offset bass gets the groove into full on mode as the layers build into a solid construction of wonderful sounds. Distant Eastern-esque melodies creep through and deliver an air of mystery around the track. These melodies come to prominence on the break and are joined by a fantastic spoken vocal before we get thrust right back into this deep, dark chugging monster for the duration. A must have track for sure, Manu Riga does it again.

J’Dan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a fantastic remix that will be a welcome addition in any set. J’Dan spices things up on the remix with a stomping intro that gets right down to business. Big chunky kicks are joined by a crispy hat and a superb percussion arrangement. A deep throbbing bassline bubbles up from the depths and is contrasted by Ethnic sounds and rich strings that swirl overhead. That hypnotic chugging bassline works wonders here and drives the track beautifully. Various synth stabs deliver a real progressive vibe and take us to the break where we find a quite stunning Eastern flavour burst out all wrapped up in a wonderful melody. An awesome slice of prog here that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#chandrama #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #j’dan

11 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 17 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Our long standing Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 17 featuring 20 top notch progressive cuts from a host of prolific artists from our own Bonzai Progressive imprint and beyond. We’ve sourced some excellent tracks from labels like Green Snake Records, JOOF, Mistique Music, Sudam, Contrast and Green Martian as well as BP. Artists such as Frangellico, Rick Pier O’Neil, Phi Phi, Rise And Fall, Slam Duck, Kintar, Basil O’Glue, Matt Holliday, Experimental Feeling, Moshic, Lymbic, Manu Riga, John 00 Fleming, Tim Penner, Urban Flex, Oliver Petkovski, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Juan Astudillo, Sween, Woods, Ruslan Vashkevich and Modeplex are all on hand to deliver these superb cuts to the floors. A wonderful bumper pack for any collector and the perfect way to get a night of partying on the move.

#bonzaiprogressive #riseandfall #timpenner #oliverpetkovski #frangellico #themanindarksuit #rickpiero’neil #phiphi #slamduck #kintar #basilo’glue #mattholliday #experimentalfeelings #moshic #lymbic #manuriga #john00fleming #urbanflex #stivenrivic #michael&levan #juanastudillo #sween #ruslanvashkevich #modeplex

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VINCE AOUN – LILIUM (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Lilium, which comes backed up with two superb remixes. Beirut based Vince has been around the scene since 2010 when he turned professional. It started with his radio show Catalepsy on MusicRadio.com which aired monthly but made the change to bi-weekly due to demand from listeners. In 2011 he started to put out his own works and quickly grabbed the attention of many top jocks including Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules and Paul Oakenfold. His tracks have appeared on various labels but got a notable release on Vandit in May 2015. Great to have this fast rising talent on board and we hope to hear more soon.

The Original Mix intros with a smooth melodic vibe that is joined by subtle percussions and a cool arpeggiated riff before a solid kick drum makes its way into the sound. Big, brash snares hit the downbeat revealing an electro flourish that fits nicely into the groove. On the break we get a taste of some mighty fine synths that carry a strong melody with an old skool edge. Superb stuff and a top notch debut for this talented artist.

First up on the remix we have Belgian DJ and producer Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens with his superb Chilldown Remix. With a hugely impressive discography that spans over 10 years, this guy brings a wealth of outstanding talent to everything he touches and infuses tracks with his unique Manu Riga sound. His last outing for BP was on remix duty for Ruslan Vashkevich’s – Acid Pig alongside Youngen and just before that he churned out one of his best remixes to date on Youngen’s – The Long Way Home. This guy never lets up on the quality front and we always look forward to getting his latest work in the inbox. On the remix we are faced with a wonderfully thick kick rum that packs a nice punch and is joined by floating FX and a strong rising bass drone. Rich strings and pads sweep through and tease with their powerful draw. The track breaks to reveal a very cool melodic riff that leaves us wanting much more. In true Manu Riga style we get treated to some awesome ethnic sounds that raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Beautifully plucked strings and a captivating female vocal dominate the main break before we are led back to the main groove for the duration. Another fine display of deep progressive grooves from one of Europe’s top artists.

Blufeld is up next with his Dark Poison Remix and yet again he offers up a superb slice of progressive. Fresh off the back of his 4th studio album – A World Less Ordinary – David has already seen three of his tracks released as singles off the album, the latest track Out Of This Life grabbed a lot of attention and represents the perfect snapshot of this guys talent. Much more to come from this guy, soon we hope. Here the remix intros with a pacey vibe full of stuttering percussions and crispy hats that filter in nicely before we get hit with a solid kick drum and some stunning vocal sounds. A wonderful synth rides the groove perfectly and adds to the hypnotic nature of the track. Through the track we get a taste of a beautiful melodic structure that only fully reveals itself on the break where we find an uplifting feeling that carries us along for the ride effortlessly. A top notch remix that will definitely be a go to track for many.

#vinceaoun #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #blufeld

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AFTERHOUR TRAX 18 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Afterhour Trax 18 takes us deep into the progressive abyss with 20 fresh new cuts to lead the way. Heading up this quality pack we have some of the very best progressive house productions, including tracks and remixes from Manu Riga, AudioStorm, Dofamine, Alex Vidal, Steve Sai, Acud, Matt Holliday, Audio Noir, Andrew Michael, Chantola, Altek, Crocy ft Ashley Berndt, Jakhira, Config, Berbush, Cartos, Alexey Lisin ft Ange, Alex Vidal, Zatonsky, Phi Phi, Dharmology, Pavlin Petrov ft Selina Stoane, Experimental Feelings, Yuriy From Russia, Nico Parisi, Smotarev, Following Light and Paul Kardos. A fine selection no doubt and just the perfect addition to your playlist.

#greenmartian #manuriga #acud #audionoir #altek #config #cartos #zatonsky #experimentalfeelings #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #audiostorm #dofamine #alexvidal #stevesai #mattholliday #andrewmichael #chantola #crocy #ashleyberndt #jakhira #berbush #kotobuki #ange #alexeylisin #phiphi #dharmalogy #selinastoane #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #samotarev #paulkardos

8 December 2015 UPDATES Read more

RUSLAN VASHKEVICH – ACID PIG (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich is back with this superb effort – Acid Pig, which comes backed up with a top quality remix. Ruslan’s last outing – Thought The Smoke touched base with a lot of progressive house heads with support coming in thick and fast. He also had an exclusive track – Hyper Space released on Bonzai & Friends 500 to mark 20 years and the 500th release of the legendary Bonzai Progressive.

The Original Mix takes us on a surreal acid licked progressive journey that will give us plenty to do on the floors. The track intros with a solid kick alongside a subtle percussion that slowly builds bringing a nice and steady rhythmic flow to the sound. Cool FX litter the track and take us to the bubbling bassline that sits lurking in the low end waiting to pounce. Fading through the sound we get our first glimpse at that acid line that will dominate the sound for much of the way as it glides along with an infectious pull. The track takes a sinister turn on the break as a darker sound approaches delivering a hypnotic vibe that lock us in deeper. A superb slice of the darker prog sound that will not disappoint.

Bonzai stalwart Manu Riga teams up with Bosnia and Herzegovina native and Bonzai newcomer Youngen to deliver their Old Pigs Remix. Manu Riga never fails to impress, his sounds always ooze quality and carry a great depth. Currently working on his new album (scheduled for 2016) he has been keeping us up to date with progress and with a couple of tracks almost ready the anticipation is surely building. Even in full on album creating mode, this guys still finds the time to deliver his own remixes as well as collaborative ones also. Youngen recently debuted on Bonzai Progressive with The Long Way Home with a great early response and feedback. No doubt we will be seeing much more of this talented artist. The remix intros with a fantastic kick that pounds out a solid platform for the layers to build. Cool FX and bright hats liven up the rhythm alongside a tight percussion arrangement while subtle risers takes us up to the first break. Here we get our first taste of the bassline and the powerful groove it delivers. A real deep rooted sound comes off the bass as it moves through the groove. On the break, soft Eastern style vocals ring out bringing an enchanted feeling to the track, which stands in contrast to the darker elements. Coming out of the break we are thrust, head first, back into this superb slice of progressive house, a definite must have track.

#ruslanvashkevich #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #youngen

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YOUNGEN – THE LONG WAY HOME (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Hailing from Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Jurosevic aka Youngen debuts on Bonzai Progressive with The Long Way Home which comes backed up with two top notch remixes. Mladen got into music from a very young age. At just 10 years old he began to play the accordion and made the switch to synthesiser a few years later. His music collection started with an Astral Projection CD – Trust In Trance – and this set him on a collision course with electronic music which he has a passion for. In the year 2000 he invested in his first music production suite – Propellerhead Reason – and from there he learned the program inside out and started to produce his own sounds. As a teenager, he frequented many techno and psytrance parties which would have an influence in his sounds. Over the years he switched to a more progressive house and deep house output, and now his sound is deep, emotional and dreamy electronic dance music filled with deep grooves and melodic sequences.

The Original Mix intros with a soft tone full of warm keys and a rising drum pattern that leads up to a solid kickdrum that packs a strong punch. The atmospherics continue with the kicks leading the way alongside the fledgling bassline. A short break builds us up to the main event where the bassline takes over and drives the solid progressive groove forward. In the background the pads cascade through the sound perfectly and move with the key changes effortlessly. A subtle melodic flavour creeps in as a cool voice teases. The voice stands out on the break as the melodies evolve before we are settled back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff that you will not want to miss.

Manu Riga steps up to the desk first with his Ethnotized Remix and yet again we find out just how talented this guy is. As well as knocking out quality remixes and original works, he is currently in the midst of creating an album which we hope will be dropping sometime in early 2016. So far the standard is extremely high and we have no doubt that he will blow us away once more, we can’t wait for this one. His last release was for Bonzai’s 500th where he was allocat6ed no less than three slots which he filled with the superb A Sense of Hope, As We Become One with Matt Holliday and a remix alongside Matt on Phi Phi’s Hiccup. The remix intros with a superb punchy kickdrum and is soon joined by a probing bassline that hypnotizes the mind. Cool rhythmic structures form up with crispy hats and sharp claps alongside a solid Manu-esque tight drum arrangement. The bass dominates the sound and takes us deeper into progressive with every key change. On the break we get a subtle synth driven melody that paves the way for the most amazing female voice that will send shivers down your spine. Another excellent Manu Riga cut that will tear up any floor no doubt.

Australian producer Audio Noir heads up the next remix with Another Audio Noir Trip. This guy is another one who just never lets up on the quality front and who always delivers that extra bit of sound to get a track to its peak. Aside from his latest album – Artificial Star – his Almost Famous Reworked series is proving popular with many tracks showing up in sets all over. Still much more to come from this guy and we always get excited when his latest cuts drop in. Here the remix sets out with a punchy kick and a slicing hat combo complete with a rhythmic percussions. A surreal synth comes through that seems to morph in and out of shape before a rolling bassline takes over and gets the track into its progressive flow. The track goes deep as growling basses begin to emerge and that drum arrangement intensifies. The break offers a little respite and reveals a hypnotic sequence that lures you in only to be thrust back into the solid wall of sound for the duration. Top notch yet again from this guy, not to be missed.

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