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MANU RIGA & FE MALEFIZ – FORGOTTEN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The hugely talented Manu Riga joins forces with the wonderfully gifted vocalist Fe Malefiz on their track, Forgotten which comes backed up with a top notch remix from Mark Found. Over the last several months we have seen Manu collaborate with various other artists, from which some stunning results have flourished. This time around is no different as Fe is clearly the right voice for this sound. Manu is a Bonzai Progressive stalwart and an all out work horse, his attention to detail and quality is second to none and the proof is in his works. Fe is no stranger to these shores, she has worked with Dark Soul Project and Mathov on a number of occasions with great support coming in from all angles. But, we’ll let the music do the talking here and remember to keep an eye on Manu as he will have much more coming in the months ahead which we are very excited about.

Manu Riga & Fe Malefiz – Forgotten, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #manuriga #femalefiz

27 May 2015 UPDATES Read more

MANU RIGA & FE MALEFIZ – FORGOTTEN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The hugely talented Manu Riga joins forces with the wonderfully gifted vocalist Fe Malefiz on their track, Forgotten which comes backed up with a top notch remix from Mark Found. Over the last several months we have seen Manu collaborate with various other artists, from which some stunning results have flourished. This time around is no different as Fe is clearly the right voice for this sound. Manu is a Bonzai Progressive stalwart and an all out work horse, his attention to detail and quality is second to none and the proof is in his works. Fe is no stranger to these shores, she has worked with Dark Soul Project and Mathov on a number of occasions with great support coming in from all angles. But, we’ll let the music do the talking here and remember to keep an eye on Manu as he will have much more coming in the months ahead which we are very excited about.

The Original Mix intros with a real smooth progressive sound as nice punchy kicks are met with an array of subtle percussions that add lots of weight to the groove. A deep reverberating bass sits on the low end with a menacing tease as the percussions become much more prominent. We get the first taste of Fe’s vocal and right away we become mesmerized by the subtlety and richness of her voice. On the break, accompanying the beautiful vocal lies a melancholic narrative as rich strings swell up and take us back into the main groove where a cool, more jagged bass comes through. The track takes us on an intriguing journey that throws up many twists and turns filled with melody and emotion. An epic slice of prog that will definitely appeal to many.

The Dub Version picks up the track without the main vocal from the Original. A captivating sound filled with deep, dark and emotional elements with subtle melodic phrases that caress your soul. Manu has left in little snippets of the vocal which really give the Dub its own characteristic. Superb stuff yet again from this guy.

Mark Found steps up to the remix desk with his Red Heart Remix. Very much on form, Mark is fresh off the back of his remix for Blufeld’s A World Less Ordinary which charted well across many sites. Prior to this he had a run of appearances on many compilations with the most recent being Bonzai’s WMC 2015 package. We hope to see more from this guy in the future so stay tuned for more. The remix intros with a surreal sequence as strange voices are joined by eerie sounds and a cool rising arp that dominates the sound. Chunky kicks and crispy hats deliver a solid groove as a deep bass probes its way through. Big stabby synths litter the groove and are soon joined by more menacing, distorted synths that build a wall of sound. At the midway point the break unleashes a myriad of sounds that raid the senses before we get thrust right back into the thick of it for the duration. Top notch from Mark yet again.

#manuriga #femalefiz #bonzaiprogressive #markfound

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IBIZA 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Kick off your summer in style with our bumper compilation, Ibiza 2015. If you’re looking for an all round package that will fill all your dance floor needs, then look no further. We’ve meticulously selected 52 of the very best cuts from the worlds of Techno, Tech House, Progressive House and Deep House and everything in between, for your aural pleasure. Tracks and remixes come from top artists such as Fatal Error, Airwave Breaks, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Nico Parisi, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Matan Caspi, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Altek, Edwin Van Cleef, Moshic, Audio Noir, Alex Vidal, Neptun 505, E.F.G, Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier OiNeil, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Napalm, D-phrag, Ewan Rill, Casper, Miika Kuisma, Luminescent, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Kintar, Rise and Fall, Toral, Lagho, Matt Holliday, Quadran, Relaunch, Philthy Chit, Tribal Warriors, Michael & Levan, Quivver, Haran Karabalut, Ozan kanik, D-unity, Parga, Bhoo, Dirtyplan, Ab-Q, Manni, Mindgamers, Nico Ferrero, Crocy, Brett Lawrence, Thorsten Hammer, Vincent Esperanza, Pandeo, Art Sparks, Cerillo, Mr. Beat, Ecco, Kruno Kereta, Luis Bravo, Mend, Filta Freqz, Charles Ramirez, Gary DF, Arche, Oz Romita and Francesco Dinoia. The perfect collection to boost your set on the terraces, the beaches and the clubs, cue it up.

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SEAMLESS BEAT & FRANZ LEHMANN – TOWARD PEACE (GREEN MARTIAN)

SeamLess Beat and Franz Lehmann join forces to deliver deep sultry progressive grooves on Green Martian with Toward Peace which comes backed with two top notch remixes. UK born DJ and producer SeamLess Beat aka Nick Newman started his music career as DJ playing Happy Hardcore and Drum n Bass in various clubs. In 2013 he started to produce and now he boasts a raft of releases on top labels including many on the mighty JOOF Recordings as well as LuPS Records, Mystique Music and Carousal Records with appearances on compilations for Bonzai Progressive’s Club Traxx Breaks 2 and Green Martian’s Afterhour Trax 12. He also hosts his own radio show, BlueWav Deep on Pulse House Radio where he showcases the finest deep grooves around. Argentinean DJ and producer Franz Lehmann hit the producing bug back in 2013 with his debut track Deathroom on Cubik Records, since then he has released on labels like Balkan Connection, OLD SQL Recordings, Massive Harmony, Mistique Music and BQ Recordings. With a distinct progressive sound these guys have matched up well and no doubt will turn a few heads with this, their first collab.

The Original Mix intros with a surreal other worldly sound that delivers a haunting vibe. Chunky kicks and tight percussions provide a solid rhythm that glides effortlessly along as a deep droning bass cuts its way through the track. Those surreal, plinky pianos and bright blips mesmerize in the strangest way as we are led into a veritable rabbit hole of progressive grooves. A wonderfully constructed slice of prog that will intrigue with its colourful textures you will not want to miss.

Up on remix duty we have Manu Riga with his Harmonies Remix. Manu aka Belgian musician, composer, producer and DJ, Adriaan Baussens is no stranger to these shores with his exhaustive back catalogue of works on Bonzai Progressive. Last time around we saw his growing collab with Matt Holliday gather pace with their second release Submerged Needs which continues to gain support across the board. Lots more coming up from this guy including, a new collab, more radioshows and DJing, so stay tuned for more. On the remix we are treated to a Manu Riga special with lots of tight drums and perfectly placed percussions. A deep droning, pulsing bass fills the track beautifully alongside the melodic synths that drive the groove. Rich voices crop up throughout as the track progresses and add a wonderful character to the sound. Such a brilliantly worked slice of prog here that will definitely not disappoint.

#seamlessbeat #franzlehmann #greenmartian #manuriga

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AFTERHOUR TRAX 16 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Afterhour Trax 16 delivers 20 of the finest progressive cuts in one package from top labels such as Bonzai Progressive, Mistique Music, Sudam and Green Martian. Beautifully crafted curvaceous grooves come from artists such as Michael & levan & Stiven Rivic, Inkfish, Phi Phi & Airwave, Audio Noir, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Kintar, Simos Tagias & Billy Alex, JWM, Manu Riga, Thorin, Sebastian Busto, Alex Vidal, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Moshic, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Monojoke, Matan Caspi, Mikko Lahti, Mariano Mellino, Degrassi, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Ewan Rill, Rick Pier OiNeil, Greenage, Kindred Spirits, Edwin van Cleef, Julian Dep, Robert R. Hardy. If you’re looking for deep, flowing progressive vibes then this one is a must have for your collection.

Afterhour Trax 16, out this week on all portals, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#greenmartian #beatport #inkfish #audionoir #kintar #manuriga #thorin #alexvidal #yuriyfromrussia #monojoke #ewanrill #edwinvancleef #robertrhardy #stivenrivic #michael&levan #airwave #phiphi #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #simostagias #billyalex #jwm #sebastianbusto #wildguess #moshic #samotarev #maxmagnum #matancaspi #mikkolahti #marianomellino #degrassi #stanisha #kaankoray #rickpieroneil #greenage #kindredspirits #juliandep

13 May 2015 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 16 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Afterhour Trax 16 delivers 20 of the finest progressive cuts in one package from top labels such as Bonzai Progressive, Mistique Music, Sudam and Green Martian. Beautifully crafted curvaceous grooves come from artists such as Michael & levan & Stiven Rivic, Inkfish, Phi Phi & Airwave, Audio Noir, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Kintar, Simos Tagias & Billy Alex, JWM, Manu Riga, Thorin, Sebastian Busto, Alex Vidal, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Moshic, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Monojoke, Matan Caspi, Mikko Lahti, Mariano Mellino, Degrassi, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Ewan Rill, Rick Pier OiNeil, Greenage, Kindred Spirits, Edwin van Cleef, Julian Dep, Robert R. Hardy. If you’re looking for deep, flowing progressive vibes then this one is a must have for your collection.

#greenmartian #inkfish #audionoir #kintar #manuriga #thorin #alexvidal #yuriyfromrussia #monojoke #ewanrill #edwinvancleef #robertrhardy #stivenrivic #michael&levan #airwave #phiphi #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #simostagias #billyalex #jwm #sebastianbusto #wildguess #moshic #samotarev #maxmagnum #matancaspi #mikkolahti #marianomellino #degrassi #stanisha #kaankoray #rickpieroneil #greenage #kindredspirits #juliandep

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MANU RIGA & MATT HOLLIDAY – SUBMERGED NEEDS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matt and Manu are back in duo form again with another sublime, tantalising progressive cut. These guys are currently hitting top form with their works, they set the bar high when they delivered You Are Contagious back in February and without doubt they have maintained their attention to quality this time around. So much going on at the moment for these guys, individually and together. They have successfully launched their own radioshow Ethnoscience and have appeared as guests on many other shows over the last few months including a spot on The Diversity of Progressive. Manu continues his run of top notch pressings with remixes for various artists including his own remix on Blufeld’s A World Less Ordinary and with Matt on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone. He is also working alongside another superb artist on a new project which we will learn more about soon, so stay tuned. Matt also continues to deliver the goods, he is a constant feature on Joof and has a brand new single coming very soon on Bonzai Progressive as well as a feature on Recoverworlds newest compilation. Lots of things happening for Matt in the coming months covering both releases and DJing, so keep an eye out as he could be playing somewhere near you soon.

Submerged Needs intros with a dark atmospheric vibe as tight drums combine with a nice big chunky kick and FX that lurk in the background with a sinister edge. A deep throbbing bass shores up the rear as various layers begin to rise including rich strings and a superb ethnic voice. A short break winds down before we get locked into the solid grooves of the track complete with chugging bassline and fantastic synths. A subtle melodic flavour rings throughout the sound as we are led deep into the progressive world. The main break throws up more of that stunning ethnic flavour and a colourful selection of sounds before getting right back into full on mode. A truly deep slice of progressive that is not to be missed.

Silence In My Head can only be described as a stunning piece of work. A super tight construction filled with punchy kicks and a bassline that melts into the groove beautifully while chugging right through the sound. A superb display of various little synth shots litter the groove and build a kaleidoscope of perfectly matched sounds. On the break we find ourselves deep within a classic progressive vibe as a haunting vocal comes through alongside a sweet melodic sequence. The lead synth is where it’s at here and coupled with that driving bassline we get a nod to the great days of progressive sounds. A big hitter here that will definitely be featuring in many, many sets all over.

#manuriga #mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive

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BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Blufeld returns to take us on one of his beautifully colourful progressive trips with the superb A World Less Ordinary which comes packed to the hilt with three top notch remixes. As ever Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and he has recently announced his 4th studio album is just about ready for our listening pleasure, so stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime his latest track Threlkeld got a nod on Drizzly Records’ Trance Sessions 14. As well as that his remix on Greenage’s Lost Memories stalked the charts for a while and keeps with his constant presence on the scene. Exciting times ahead that you will not want to miss.

The Original Mix takes us on a beautiful journey into the progressive sound with a wonderful driving bassline on top of a tight drum arrangement. The attention to detail is sublime with sweeping pads and FX creating textured layers that blend effortlessly. As the track reaches its peak we are locked into an intricate web of melodies that just seem to flow into our minds with ease. The break gives those melodies their chance to shine with a superb synth hook that climaxes with us getting shoved right back into the main groove, excellent stuff yet again from Blufeld and not to be missed.

Up first on remix duty we have the ever impressive Manu Riga with his Vision Remix. Manu continues to deliver the goods with only the highest quality in mind. He is always looking for new angles and pushes himself past any barriers that get in the way. While 2014 was a big year for him, 2015 is already shaping up to be even bigger with multiple projects on the go with various artists. His collab with Matt Holliday got off to a flying start with their Ethnology EP (You Are Contagious & Roots) which charted well upon release. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on this guy soon, you will not be disappointed. On the remix Manu goes full on right from the get go with a brilliant evolving offset bass that drives the track beautifully with the help of a nice punchy kick and a trademark tight drum arrangement. Running through the track we get an almost acid-style riff that filters brilliantly throughout. High strings come into play alongside an angelic voice that melts into the sound. In the background a complex array of FX and sounds fill the spectrum giving us lots to focus on. Another fine slice of prog from Manu that will definitely fill a peak time slot.

Mark Found is up next on the remix and in typical fashion he knocks it outta the park. We last saw Mark on the remix for Thorin’s Secrets back in October 2014 and since then he has released various cuts on different labels with a lot of attention going his way. Also in recent months, Mark launched his own radioshow, Cityscape on DI.FM which is gaining great momentum as he takes listeners deep into progressive territory, worth checking out every third Thursday of the month at 20:00 CET. The remix here intros with a well rounded kick that packs a nice punch alongside crispy hats and a spacey synth line. The intro climaxes into a solid, deep bass that shores up the groove beautifully. On top we have winding synth pads that ebb and flow and bring subtle melodic sequences to the fore. An array of layers provide for contrasting textures that will keep you looked in for the duration. On the break a much brighter melody is unleashed as those sweeping synths mesmerize the mind. A superbly tight slice of prog that will definitely be a big floor hitter.

Horizons aka DJ Shy rounds off this top notch pack with his remix. It’s been a while since we last saw this guy over at the Bonzai offices, although he has been busy with DJing and other releases. Since his last outing he has been a prominent feature on our compilations such as Bonzai & Friends, After Hour Trax 14 and Club Traxx Progressive House 13. Great to see him back and we hope to see more in the future. The intro on the remix takes hold right from the off as we are drawn into a surreal world of floating strings and droning pads that create a stunning atmosphere. A nice big chunky kick gets the track on the move and is soon backed up by a lush bassline that takes control and drives the groove beautifully. On the break a wonderful melodic sequence unfolds as the lead synth winds its way through the kaleidoscope of sweeping pads. A truly epic slice of progressive vibes you will really not want to miss.

#blufeld #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #markfound #horizons

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