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AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

Afterhour Trax 20, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section of the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #manuriga #alexvidal #followinglight #quantus #stevesai #mendexx #audionoir #robertr.hardy #russlanjaafreh #gaibarone #phiphi #blufeld #platunoff #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #scanfix #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #riseandfall #matancaspi #nightshiftmaster #alexeylisin #avesvolare #christopherhermann #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #srinivas #experimentalfeelings aexfly #djdimitri

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

#greenmartian #manuriga #alexvidal #followinglight #quantus #stevesai #mendexx #audionoir #robertr.hardy #russlanjaafreh #gaibarone #phiphi #blufeld #platunoff #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #scanfix #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #riseandfall #matancaspi #nightshiftmaster #alexeylisin #avesvolare #christopherhermann #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #srinivas #experimentalfeelings aexfly #djdimitri

16 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2016 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Ibiza 2016 is our latest in a long line of quality compilations designed to fulfil all your music needs. As the title suggests you will most certainly find yourself locked on to the wonderfully crafted progressive sounds we’ve put together for you. 25 of the very best progressive tracks and remixes come from the likes of Airwave, Phi Phi, Manu Riga, Chandrama, Alex Vidal, Rick Pier O’Neil, Gai Barone, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Audio Noir and many, many more. The perfect addition to your collection, this one is not to be missed.

Ibiza 2016, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive#chandrama #manuriga #rickpiero’neil #alexvidal #stankolev #chrisdrifter #robertrhardy #audionoir #airwave #mimi #srinivas #gaibarone #yuriyfromrussia #phiphi #matancaspi #blufeld #platunoff #traveltech #danielcurotto #riseandfall #zrg #nicoparisi #pavlinpetrov #joch #kush(mu) #persya #aexfly #christopherhermann #alexeylisin #avesvolare #djdimitri #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #nightshiftmaster

20 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

IBIZA 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Ibiza 2016 is our latest in a long line of quality compilations designed to fulfil all your music needs. As the title suggests you will most certainly find yourself locked on to the wonderfully crafted progressive sounds we’ve put together for you. 25 of the very best progressive tracks and remixes come from the likes of Airwave, Phi Phi, Manu Riga, Chandrama, Alex Vidal, Rick Pier O’Neil, Gai Barone, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Audio Noir and many, many more. The perfect addition to your collection, this one is not to be missed.

#bonzaiprogressive#chandrama #manuriga #rickpiero’neil #alexvidal #stankolev #chrisdrifter #robertrhardy #audionoir #airwave #mimi #srinivas #gaibarone #yuriyfromrussia #phiphi #matancaspi #blufeld #platunoff #traveltech #danielcurotto #riseandfall #zrg #nicoparisi #pavlinpetrov #joch #kush(mu) #persya #aexfly #christopherhermann #alexeylisin #avesvolare #djdimitri #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #nightshiftmaster

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DON LONGTON – IT’S POURING OUTSIDE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

South Shore, Nova Scotia based producer Don Longton debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic It’s Pouring Outside, and this one features a top notch remix from long time friend and Twins In Mind partner Manu Riga. The son of a Jazz pianist, Don was drawn into the synth sound since the early 70’s and was fascinated by the sounds of ELP, Rick Wakeman and others. He then caught the bug and started to produce his own sounds during the MIDI boom. Although he was constantly on the move, moving to new homes, he continued to play music. In 2007 he joined Twins In Mind with Manu Riga – aka prolific Belgian artist and Bonzai stalwart Adriaan Baussens – and later he went on to focus more on the progressive house side of things. In his own words Don is inspired by the incredible talent within the music industry and he is on course to unleash his own sound on the world. Much more to come from Don in the future so it’s well worth watching this space.

The Original Mix intros with a wonderfully deep and atmospheric vibe as lush tones are met with sporadic percussions and cool FX. Subdued kick drums come into play and we find ourselves being drawn into the infectious progressive groove. The expertly crafted layers build slowly to become a full on pumping groove that will surely have the floors filled. At the midway point a fantastic array of soothing melodies come though, made up of brash synths, soft voices and swirling pads. A top notch sound that is a definite must have track for any prog set.

Manu Riga turns up on remix duty and delivers his superb Sunshine Remix. A long time friend of Don, the guys have collaborated on the Twins In Mind project where they churned out some top quality chillout and downtempo cuts on Bonzai Elemental. Adriaan recently enjoyed the release of his first album – Surrounded – and now we can’t wait until the next one. Currently working on new material as well as other remixes, we always look forward to the pure quality in this guy’s productions. The remix intros with some very nicely crafted kicks that are joined by a subtle display of hats and percussions. A deep, chugging bassline comes through and dominates the sound, locking us into its hypnotic groove. The track slowly builds and we’re treated to some very nice progressive sounds that lead us into the first break where beautifully crafted and very subtle melodies come into play before we are thrust back into the main groove. Yet again we find ourselves completely hooked on the Manu Riga sound, and this one heralds a new era in that sound, one which his army of fans will undoubtedly embrace.

#donlongton #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga

11 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 – REMIXES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai Progressive continues its 500th release celebrations with 20 top notch tracks plucked from our Bonzai & Friends 500 compilation and given the remix treatment from top artists that have contributed so much to the label over the years. Airwave, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday Rick Pier O’Neil, John 00 Fleming, Crocy, AudioStorm, Satinka and many more are on hand to take us on a journey deep into the progressive sound and beyond. We think you’ll agree that this is the perfect way to compliment, not only the artists but the label and add to the continuing legacy of Bonzai Progressive.

Bonzai & Friends 500 – Remixes, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #eastcafe #gaibarone #matancaspi #satinka #audionoir #nicoparisi #rickpiero’neil #airwave #mattholliday #yuriyfromrussia #alfonsomuchacho #crocy #audiostorm #dharmalogy #alexvidal #manuriga #stevesai #narel #mimierotique #kevinvega #phiphi #eastcafe #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #john00fleming #thorin #stevesai #riseandfall #matancaspi #loquai #alfonsomuchacho #platunoff

29 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive continues its 500th release celebrations with 20 top notch tracks plucked from our Bonzai & Friends 500 compilation and given the remix treatment from top artists that have contributed so much to the label over the years. Airwave, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday Rick Pier O’Neil, John 00 Fleming, Crocy, AudioStorm, Satinka and many more are on hand to take us on a journey deep into the progressive sound and beyond. We think you’ll agree that this is the perfect way to compliment, not only the artists but the label and add to the continuing legacy of Bonzai Progressive.

#bonzaiprogressive #eastcafe #gaibarone #matancaspi #satinka #audionoir #nicoparisi #rickpiero’neil #airwave #mattholliday #yuriyfromrussia #alfonsomuchacho #crocy #audiostorm #dharmalogy #alexvidal #manuriga #stevesai #narel #mimierotique #kevinvega #phiphi #eastcafe #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #john00fleming #thorin #stevesai #riseandfall #matancaspi #loquai #alfonsomuchacho #platunoff

28 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANU RIGA – SURROUNDED FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Prolific Belgian artist Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens delivers his stunning new debut album Surrounded, and after a while in the making we can say that this has been well worth the wait. 12 beautifully rich and deeply intimate tracks will lift you up and carry you along on a rollercoaster of emotions, as the title suggests you’ll be surrounded by a mixture of dark and beautiful moments, leaving you with plenty to think about. From First Steps through to Immortal Sins and Urge To Live, to the wonderfully chilled Forgotten, all the bases are covered in this one. On top of that, and exclusive to the album, Adriaan has created a deft transitional mix of tracks which includes special edits of tracks from the album that will both inspire and move. We spoke to Adriaan briefly regarding the album and we got the impression of just how much of himself he has put in. The last year was a tough one to say the least, but he battled through and produced the goods as he always does, and he also managed to churn out multiple remixes along the way. It’s with great pleasure that we present this album to you and we have no doubt you will find it to be an expertly crafted and emotionally charged piece of work.

MAnu Riga – Surrounded, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga

15 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

MANU RIGA – SURROUNDED (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Prolific Belgian artist Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens delivers his stunning new debut album Surrounded, and after a while in the making we can say that this has been well worth the wait. 12 beautifully rich and deeply intimate tracks will lift you up and carry you along on a rollercoaster of emotions, as the title suggests you’ll be surrounded by a mixture of dark and beautiful moments, leaving you with plenty to think about. From First Steps through to Immortal Sins and Urge To Live, to the wonderfully chilled Forgotten, all the bases are covered in this one. On top of that, and exclusive to the album, Adriaan has created a deft transitional mix of tracks which includes special edits of tracks from the album that will both inspire and move. We spoke to Adriaan briefly regarding the album and we got the impression of just how much of himself he has put in. The last year was a tough one to say the least, but he battled through and produced the goods as he always does, and he also managed to churn out multiple remixes along the way. It’s with great pleasure that we present this album to you and we have no doubt you will find it to be an expertly crafted and emotionally charged piece of work.

The album intros with the exquisite First Steps which takes us on a surreal journey through a deeper curve in the Manu Riga sound. Swirling pads swell up against a backdrop of soft percussions as a strong voice comes through. A wonderfully deep droning bass fills the low end while an array of melodies float overhead. You get a sense of taking your first steps in life as the groove envelops your soul taking you deeper. A track that flourishes with expectations invoking deep thoughts, top notch.

Moments Of Sobriety is up next and tells the story of being on autopilot in life, having a sudden awareness, a realisation making you think of life around you and the important things. The track 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.

Migrations represents a cycle of change in the Manu Riga journey as he took the huge step in moving countries which in itself can be quite a daunting experience. It also highlights milestones in his life which remain personal to him. The track opens with a nice punchy kick drum as various percussions start to creep in. A deep and probing bassline rears its head and creates a nice warm groove for the track to build on. Darker elements begin to show as the layers build and we soon find ourselves totally hooked on the sound. Wonderfully lush pads contrast brilliantly against sharper pads that mesmerize throughout. On the break we get drawn into a beautiful melodic sequence that would seem to have come straight out of a movie score complete with a stunning poem recited in sultry tones before we’re blasted right back into full on mode. Simply outstanding.

Indigenous Rights is up next and is a depiction of the destruction of a culture and a celebration of cultural aspects that remain strong through dedication and determination. The track 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 which carry Vietnamese origins. 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.

The title track is up next and represents all that the album and its creator stands for, the feeling of being Surrounded in a world of unknowns, enveloped by darkness with the walls closing in and the impending anxiety that follows. The track is a dark affair with a morbid undertone that comes through brilliantly in the sound. Chunky kick drums and sparse percussions make way for the bass to rule the show here with its probing tentacles weaving into every crevice of the groove. Throughout the track a superb vocal from Mimi rings out as she narrates the story of the darkness. On the break though is where the track goes deeper with those stunning strings and pads telling their own story. Another superb cut from Manu Riga that will appeal to many no doubt.

Immortal Sins is up next and was written by Adriaan to reference the past and the sins against the tribes of the world. This track is a way of trying to repair the sins of our ancestors and with such an epic feeling to it we’re sure that this one will create the space in your mind to consider all that has gone before us and how we can make things better. The intro boasts a solid kick drum that is soon joined by shuffling hats and a teasing arps that lie in wait ready to pounce. Beautifully crafted pads and strings float overhead creating a mesmerizing sequence while a deep probing bassline works its way into the groove. On the break the tribal elements come through with stunning chants against a backdrop of tight drums and ethnic instruments. Excellent stuff once more, not to be missed.

Cry To Oblivion is a cry for help, it’s a crying out in pain, a scream. Feeling powerless and helpless Adriaan sat down and brought together his old Manu Riga style against the new Manu Riga style with a hope to create something new. The track has a dark flowing progressive groove made up of tight beats and ethnically charged instruments topped off with distant voices and bright piano keys. The break blends all these elements beautifully taking us deeper into the sound. The short vocal was provided by Irish DJ and Bonzai’s music reviewer and copy writer Brian Doran. After a long friendship Adriaan wanted him to be a part of his album and so he asked for the vocal. This vocal depicts the change in style for Manu Riga, a new dawn which is evident throughout the track. Another must have cut for the late night progressive sessions.

Urge To Live was written when Adriaan became sick, portraying fear and uncertainty. The intro is filled with a sense of dark, of hopelessness. Chunky kicks are backed with a raw hypnotic sound that is joined soon after by a deep punchy bassline that dominates the low end. Melancholic piano chords come through and takes us deeper while beautiful strings fleet across the sound. As the track evolves we see a light at the end of the tunnel. On the break we see sweeter melodies introduced along with a captivating vocal bringing a sense of hope, an urge to live that culminates in an epic fight for survival style composition. A simply wonderful piece of music that will give listeners a chance to reflect and get lost in the essence of the sound.

Next up we have I Don’t Need You which is a superb slice of progressive house that will sit perfectly in any set. It’s a track about realising one day that you don’t need someone after years of believing that they’re all you had, something personal to Adriaan once again in which he was able to translate into music. The track is solid, it carries a strong groove that will make you move and open your eyes at the same time. The intro is made up of a probing bass and scattered percussions that come together to form a tight rhythm alongside a nice punchy kick drum. Cool melodies rise up in an intricate arp form and are consistent throughout the track. The main break is dominated by that superb bass as it pulsates and transforms before melting away and then coming back with a bang as the track goes back into full on mode. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.

Get Me Down is the new Manu style, he is reconnecting to his roots in house music to bring a more clubby vibe to his sound. The track is big and brash and will definitely compete on the floors with its solid groove and superb vocals. Big punchy kick drums are at the forefront with crispy hats on the offset alongside a tight drum arrangement. The bass warps brilliantly and is the perfect accompaniment for that vocal. The break reveals some expert LFO manipulation on the synths creating a harsh, raw sounding element in the groove. One to watch out for here, this one will not disappoint.

The penultimate track, When The Day Is Gone, was a painful track for Adriaan to get through. He was going through different emotions, a sense of when the day is gone it’s gone and to try and enjoy everything while you can. The track does a great job of getting right into emotions, not least with the outstanding vocal and the heavy piano chords. The drum arrangement makes for a smooth rhythmic flow while the vocal and the piano create wonderful textures and colours. The break is a melancholic affair with a sweet melody against the harsher vocal before crashing back into the main track for the duration. A definite must have track, not to be missed.

To round off this simply outstanding album we have Forgotten featuring Fe Malefiz. This one is special, not only a special mix – Last Day On Earth Mix – but a special message from Manu Riga to the world. You are invited to listen, listen to the poem for yourself and take your message from within. The track is a beautiful cinematic chillout piece that creates magical colours and allows you to lose yourself in the beauty of the music. Just listen, because nobody wants to be forgotten.

#manuriga #bonzaiprogressive #femalefiz #mimi

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 300 – MIXED BY MANU RIGA & MATT HOLLIDAY

DJ and producer duo Manu Riga and Matt Holliday return to the Bonzai Basik Beats aiways for their second stint on guest mix duties. Both guys continue to dish out top quality tunes for the likes of Bonzai Progressive and JOOF. 2016 has already proven to be a big year for these two with Manu Riga unleashing his album Surrounded (June 2016) while we await Matt’s first album on JOOF Aura. In the mix today you can expect nothing more that pure progressive sounds with tracks and remixes from the likes of Srinavas, Antone Make, Michael A, Matt Lange, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alejandro Manso, Khen and a special track from Manu Riga.

Tracklisting – Episode 300: mixed by Manu Riga & Matt Holliday

1º Srinivas – Profound (Original Mix)
2º Jose Tabarez – Stardust (Antone Make Remix)
3º Pedro Aguiar – Ego Tripping (Guy J Remix)
4º Michael A – Azimuth (Original Mix)
5º Matt Lange – Falling Into Place (Original Mix)
6º C9 – A1T8 (Rick Pier O Neil Aka Rpo Remix Part 2)
7º Graham Lloris – Dependalejandro Manso Dark Suit Remix)
8º Kay-D – Crossing Lights (Original Mix)
9º Khen – Bustan (Original Mix)
10º Manu Riga – White Label Promo

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #mattholliday

 

3 June 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

AUDIO NOIR – IN THE MIX 02 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Australia’s Audio Noir heads up our next In The Mix – Progressive Sessions with 2 fantastic studio mixes to whet the progressive appetite. The mysterious Audio Noir has racked up quite an impressive back catalogue on our flagship label Bonzai Progressive over the last few years. His latest slice – Progressive Tales 2 is yet another example of his musical acumen and diverse style. He always delivers the goods in original and remix formats and he is not afraid to get close to the edge when it comes to trying new things. A solid artist who has so much to give, we will definitely be seeing much more from him in the future. Part 1 of this 2 part journey takes us on a surreal trek though his musical tastes in seamless fashion. From dark beginnings filled with swirling melodies, chunky beats and haunting vocals to full on driving progressive grooves, we are treated to a superb line-up of tracks and remixes from artists such as Tru Thoughts, Moonbeam, AudioStorm, Sound Quelle, Dofamine, Manu Riga, Alex Vidal, Ewan Rill, Phi Phi & Roddy, Yuriy From Russia, Ben Coda, Forerunners and Audio Noir himself. Part 2 takes us deeper into the progressive abyss with mind bending sounds and smooth melodies on top of infectious grooves that dig deep into your soul. A super tight mix, this one stays the course with some powerful tracks and remixes from the likes of Ruslan Vashkevich, Rise and Fall, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Nico Parisi, Prelude, Luciano Delgado, Diyo, Tommi Oskari, Manu Riga, Euphoric Traveller, Sylvering, AK/DK and Airwave. Get yourself lost in the mix and experience progressive house like never before.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #yoky #ewanrill #forerunners #yuriyfromrussia #nicoparisi #tommioskari #airwave #ak/dk #manudelago #rahel #luxdeparture #moonbeam #loolacoma #dofamine #audiostorm #soundquelle #juanastudillo #alexvidal #manuriga #phiphi #roddyreynaert #bencoda #resonantdawn #riseandfall #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #lucianodelgado #diyo #ruslanvashkevich #theseshen #euphonictraveller #sylvering

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WINNER OF THE MANU RIGA REMIX CONTEST

With the new album of Manu Riga ‘Surrounded’ peeking around the corner already (release 13 june at Beatport) it’s time to reveal the winner of the remix contest. Firstly we’d like to thank all participants in making such a great effort in sending us truckloads of remixes, lot’s of really good remixes, unfortunately there can only be 1 winner who’s remix will be part of the remix album that will be released shortly after the original album. The jury has decided on CJ Art as the winner, with Chris M and Enlusion as runner ups. Goodie bags will be sent out soon !!!

#manuriga #bonzaiprogressive #cjart #chrism #enlusion

18 May 2016 UPDATES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 18 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Trax continues its mission to deliver only the finest progressive cuts straight to the floors with Progressive House 18. Over the last number of years this series has unleashed some top notch tunes, and this one is no exception. 20 superb tracks are poised and ready to be worked into your sets from a slew of top artists including Gai Barone, Manu Riga, Rise and Fall, Steve Sai, Phi Phi, Matt Holliday, Youngen, Audio Noir, Matan Caspi, Nico Parisi, Paul Kardos, Mathov and more are on hand to give you the tools that will rock your floors. The perfect arsenal for a long, sweat induced party filled with progressive gems.

#bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #stevesai #audionoir #dharmalogy #riseandfall #j’dan #followinglight #ruslanvashkevich #paulkardos #gaibarone #phiphi #mattholliday #youngen #lokkavox #matancaspi #pavlinpetrov #chandrama #vinceaoun #persya #nicoparisi #mathov #quantus #experimentalfeelings #expectedmirage #alexeylisin #avesvolare

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MATAN CASPI – FRAGILE SUNRISE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matan Caspi remains a powerful force in the progressive world and as ever he delivers the good once more with Fragile Sunrise which is backed up with no less than three stunning remixes from top class artists Manu Riga, Rick Pier O’Neil and Hady Tarek. Last time out Matan delighted with Celebrium before an appearance on the bumper Bonzai & Friends 500 Remixes pack. We’ll let the music do the talking here, enjoy.

The Original Mix is laced with all the traits we’ve come to love about Matan’s work. A real sense of deep progressiveness with wonderful lush tones and contrasting sounds. The drum sections delivers a solid rhythmic foundation for the groove to take hold. The track drives forward with a fantastic low end filled with plush, probing basses while the mid range dishes out cool synths and FX. The break reveals a superb synth line that cascades up and down before slamming us right back into full on mode. Another epic slice from this super talented artist.

First up on the remix we have Rick Pier O’Neil who is enjoying great success with various tracks on labels like 76 Recordings, Balkan Connection, Green Martian and Bonzai Progressive to name just a few. A hard working artist both DJing and in the studio, we know we’re in for a real treat when this guy is at the helm. The remix intros with a dark stab that is soon joined by a subtle bass and muted kick drum. Scathing FX come through creating a mysterious and edgy sound before the track takes off with chunky kicks and bright crispy hats. A rumbling bass takes over and we find ourselves totally locked on to the solid prog groove. As the layers build we’re hypnotised by the sound making this a sure fire weapon for the floors.

Widely regarded as a top class artist by a panel of peers across the globe, Manu Riga steps up to the remix desk with his Darkside Remix. A hugely talented and gifted artist, Adriaan Baussens has dedicated himself to music for a great number of years, this has resulted in countless tracks and remixes that continue to garner support for this Belgian native. The last year has been a tough one for this guy, but still he has managed to wow us with his works, and to top it all off he – along with Bonzai Progressive – will proudly present his much anticipated studio album, coming in around June 2016. We say thank you to Manu Riga, and in the meantime check out this superb remix. Taking a detour into the darker side of prog, Manu takes us along for the ride and right from the get go you can tell it’s gonna be epic. A swelling bass ebbs and flows as punchy kick drums are lined up against sharp hi hats. Manu’s sublime signature sound oozes out of the track as tight drums layer up into a solid rhythmic groove as the progressive elements evolve. On the break we get some cool synths alongside a deep sinister sounding vocal before crashing right back into full on mode. Another fine example of the diversity this guy can show and a definite must have track.

It’s been a while since we last saw Hady Tarek and we’re happy to see him back on remix duties here. His last outing was back in April 2015 with The Boat Effect which gained great support across the board. The remix intros with a classic styled thumping kick drum and bright crispy hat as various percussions come through with each phrase. The drum section provides a steady rhythm as cool synths begin to thrive. The big hitter here though is that bassline, a wonderful, powerful, pulsating deep low end bass that will have the bins shuddering. Throughout the track we get hooked onto a beautifully tweaked synth line that captivates as it twists and turns. Top notch stuff here you will not want to miss.

#matancaspi #bonzaiprogressive #rickpiero’neil #manuriga #hadytarek

2 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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.

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