Anton Chernikov Bonzai Progressive

Anton Chernikov



Anton Chernikov has many talents, DJ, producer and remixer, this Russian born artist has a lot to offer in the music industry. Using his monikers Nile, Crystal Verge & Sample Bots as well as his given name he has out-turned a lot of quality recordings.

He kicked off with single Ra, which was released by Somatic Sense on vinyl in Netherlands. Soon after, the track caught ATB’s eye and he picked it up for his compilation, ATB – The DJ In The Mix 3, released on German Kontor Records.

Anton was moving in the direction of progressive music and getting deeper with his Nile project, when his next single arrived – Your Burning Eyes. This one was supported by Markus Schulz, who played it many times in his show and then released it on his Coldharbour Selections Part 17 on Armada Music.

Anton has decided to combine psy-trance with European progressive and become an artist with the world famous UK label JOOF Recordings, where he has released hit singles such as Kergudu and Nightmare under his Crystal Verge guise. The head of the label John 00 Fleming has always supported Anton’s work in his sets all over the world and also in his radio show Global Trance Grooves. These tracks have also been selected for Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World radio show and Paul Oakenfold’s Full On Fluoro.

Anton has successfully released great remixes for such producers as John 00 Fleming, Flowjob, RPO and even a remix for Fleming’s cover from Jean Michel Jarre’s legendary Oxygene. He has also collaborated with Mike Saint Jules, Cressida, Ricky Smith (Digital Blonde) and John 00 Fleming (at the moment). With releases on all sorts of labels including, JOOF Recordings, Iboga Records, Armada, Alter Ego, Baroque, Digital Emotions, Kontor, Iono Music, Ministry of Sound, Plusquam Division, Somatic Sense there is a lot more to come from this very talented producer.

As a DJ Anton ranges from minimal deep electronic to psy-progressive and trance music in different variations. His mixes are always innovative for the listener due to the freshness of the sound. Anton has taken part in the UK’s JOOF Nights, Synthetic Dreams, Ultramusic festival and Digital Emotions parties, which are very famous in Russia. Currently Anton Chernikov is one of the resident artists on JOOF label with such great masters as John 00 Fleming, Astral Projection, Vibrasphere, Airwave, Ticon, Protoculture, Liquid Soul, Tegma and so on.

In the future his plan is to promote Russian artists in the world, releasing his full-length album, doing a live show and taking part in international trance festivals, as well as enhancing his work with the Nile project.

A great artist who is transforming the psy trance sound into something exciting, we expect big big things from Anton and we look forward to more of his work.

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