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SOFT KNEES – COUCHCLOCKING (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

Antti Mantysaari and Jarno Kilpia make up Finnish duo Soft Knees. The guys get together every few weeks for a weekend to see what type of music they happen to create during this time resulting in some stunning pieces. Here the guys make their Bonzai debut with the surreal three tracker ‘Couchclocking’.

First up we have ‘Couchclocking’, the intro fades in with whispery FX and a very cool bass which sets up the mood perfectly. A real slow groove ensues with melodic synths coming through alongside a sweet vocal. The track evolves beautifully as more instruments enter the mix with each providing their own cool melody, while towards the end another vocal pops up in a surprising twist. Very smooth downtempo to get you in the mood for a nice relaxing evening.

‘Cirrus’ sets off with a fading in bass and is soon joined by a sublime synth and contrasting melodic plucks. Beautiful chord changes make a huge impact on the sound and the track soon delves into a blissful world filled with melody and a backdrop of reverbed snares. A classic rock vibe is moulded into shape by a fantastic electric guitar sequence which works so well within the track. An epic journey not to be missed, superb stuff.

‘Nebula Dive’ takes on a spacey theme as you could imagine. The arrangement on the drums alone would be a perfect candidate for some of the early prog rock tracks and has a huge impact here. A melodic arp sweeps through the sound with a multitude of instruments bringing up the rear. Deep droning basses add a beautiful depth to the vibe. The tune matures wonderfully with the focus directed towards those big drums and melodies. Simply stunning and the perfect companion for those contemplative moments.

#softknees #bonzaielemental

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NAPALM & D-PHRAG – TOUR DE FORCE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Napalm aka Hungarian producer Nanai PalIt and D-Phrag aka Bulgarian DJ Ivan Filipov return to Bonzai Progressive with their latest offering ‘Tour De Force’ and comes backed up with two top notch remixes. The guys’ last outing was ‘Boiling Point’ which was very well received from all quarters.

The Original Mix intros strongly with nice chunky kicks and a soft hat combination. Deep droning basses rise from below giving an air of intensity to the sound which is further enhanced by fading synths and brilliant ethnically charged instruments. Dark grooves are formed from these sounds and culminate in serious progressive workout which is perfect fodder for those darker edged sets, brilliant!

The long serving Bonzai family member Manu Riga is up on remix duty with a wonderfully constructed cut. Manu remains a busy guy in the studio with lots of work on the go including his own material as well as a raft of future remixes which we are excited to see. Here he takes the track on its journey through the darker recesses of progressive house. Powerful basses attract a lot of attention here and are given stark contrasts with lush pads that linger far behind. A very cool ethnic vibe rings through the sound and is further enhanced by a superb vocal sample which is the perfect addition to the sound. Big strong grooves from Manu yet again and a must for any box.

The very popular Yuriy From Russia is next on the remix. Yuriy has been churning out top quality vibes for quite a while now and always adds his unique progressive twist to everything he touches. The remix intros with nice phat kicks which sets the scene for a deep, dark ride through the prog house spectrum. Lush pads are on offer and add a certain depth to the sound which works in harmony with the resonating bass. The break settles into a very smooth sequence before a rising effect takes us back to the full on prog grooves, stunning stuff from Yuriy and not to be missed.

#napalm #d-phrag #manuriga #yuriyfromrussia #bonzaiprogressive

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JUANMA LLOPIS – KAMATHARU (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Spanish DJ and producer Juanma Llopis debuts on Piston with a nice deep two tracker entitled ‘Kamatharu’. Juanma is a lover of music and is able to turn his hand to various genres, but Deep House is where he mostly resides. His DJing has taken him all over Spain and in 2011 he took up producing his own music. Since then he has appeared on labels like, Joyfull Family Records, Sound Mass Records and Vandalism Musique.

‘Kamatharu’ intros with a real cool flat kick which is accentuated with crispy sharp hats, a superb vocal begins to fade through alongside a sublime house pad, this rises and rises before crashing into the main groove which will have floors rocking all over. A super deep groove ensues with very subtle bass and a mixture of quality vocal samples. A truly surreal journey through deep house and a track that would be a welcome addition to any set.

‘Maoh’ is up next and delivers a stunningly fresh deep house vibe. Nice and crisp hats work alongside a cool kick and as the track builds we see multiple vocal samples come through adding strong character to the sound. A very subtle yet highly effective bass sits back beautifully and allows some very smooth chords to take the attention. Swirly pads dominate the break taking the track to another level before we settle back into the solid deep groove. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

#juanmallopis #pistonrecordings

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FRAN NAVAEZ – FEELING (BONZAI BASIKS)

Spanish DJ and producer Fran Navaez debuts on Basiks with the superb two tracker ‘Feeling’. Fran has been a stalwart on the Spanish DJ circuit for some time having graced the decks at many top venues across the country and has seen releases on top labels during this time also.

First up is ‘Feeling’ which oozes a deep tech groove from the off with a classic styled kick and hat combo setting the track off. A deep throbbing offset bass ramps up the groove before descending into a full on driving bassline that dominates the sound. Cool vocal samples drop in throughout alongside some raw sounding synths and FX. Big and bouncy for the floors and not to be missed.

‘My Friend’ delivers an in your face deep tech groove, big chunky kicks and super crisp hats get the rhythm flowing alongside a very famous short spoken word vocal sample. The track lists off as deep resonating basses fill the spectrum and provide the main focus within the sound. Cool synths sit back and contrast perfectly with the vibe. Proper driving tech fuelled slice here and a must for any box.

#frannavaez #bonzaibasiks

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JAMES GILL – DEEP MEDITATION (PROGREZ)

New York City based DJ and producer James Gill debuts on Progrez with the stunning two tracker ‘Deep Meditation’. James has been around electronic music for over 16 years and is a fully trained studio engineer. He has seen his music appear on top labels since 2010 and his efforts have been supported worldwide by some major players on the scene.

‘Deep Meditation’ is up first and on the intro a deep pounding kick powers up the groove with cool percussive effects lending support. The bass eases its way through as it bubbles from below before driving the sound on relentlessly. The break leads the track perfectly into its next stage as a superbly worked synth with an acid line feel takes over. Subtle melodies lie in wait as teasing pads begin to filter through. Quality stuff from James and a must for any box.

‘Icarus’s Wings’ intros with a full on chunky kick and hat combo with some cool percussion sounds adding weight. The bass rises from the depths and gives the track a robust vibe while creating a hypnotic groove. Pure deep progressive vibes are what we get here and will be sure fire hit with many jocks the world over.

#jamesgill #progrez

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MOLL – UNDERGROUND EP (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

Spanish DJ and producer Vicente Moll pulls out all the stops and drops this monstrous Techno bomb on us. The ‘Underground EP’ gives you three reasons why you should add it to your playlists and you will not be disappointed!

First up is ‘Underground’ with its huge bass fuelled techno grooves. The intro sets off with a smooth kick and clap as a deep bass lurks behind waiting to pounce. A surreal deep vocal is the perfect addition and leads us up to the point when the bass comes at us with a driving pulsating force. Subtle note changes on the bass add cool textures and some fantastic percussion arrangements give the track polished rhythms. A very simplistic track in its nature yet packing a massive punch and one that you will not forget.

‘Earthquake’ is up next and delivers a fine lesson in the art of Techno. The intro boasts strong rhythmic vibes as a tight arrangement of percussion go to work alongside a snappy kick and a deep rolling bass. The deep resonating bass is a big feature on the track and adds an air of darkness to the sound, but this does not detract from the percussions which are also a real driving force. An array of quality FX adds weight to the groove and a monster is born, get this in your box and watch the floors ignite!

‘Towering’ delivers a round of top quality drum and percussion patterns on the intro giving off a tribal vibe. A deep pumping bass dominates the track as multiple drum instruments get to work on the groove and held tightly in place by a superb kick. The break offers up a great vocal sample which sits nicely under the tribal rhythms of the drums and cool FX add raw textures. Stunning stuff out of Spain and a must for any box.

#moll #soundsrusrecordings

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WMC MIAMI 2014 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

2014 edition of our WMC Miami compilation series is now available in all digital stores featuring 64 original tracks and remixes!

#bonzaiprogressive #wmc2014

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AFTERHOUR TRAX 11 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Afterhour Trax 11 comes with original tracks and remixes by Airwave, Jimmy Galle, Inkfish, Nico Parisi, Matteo Monero, Domased Electronica, Sector 7, Audio Noir, Aamon, Tolga Diler, Kintar, Rishi K., Thorin, Relaunch, Noa Romana, Deersky, Aggressor, Ivan Nikusev, JJ Grant, Napalm & D-Phrag, Blufeld, Castra & Sovve, Matan Caspi, Anthony Yarranton, Dark Soul Project, Mindgamers, Cordoba, DeepDoul Duo, CJ Art, Jonny Calypso, Dafar, Flembaz, Jakhira and Kindred Spirits.

#Airwave #JimmyGalle #Inkfish #NicoParisi #MatteoMonero #DomasedElectronica #Sector7 #AudioNoir #Aamon #TolgaDiler #Kintar #RishiK. #Thorin #Relaunch #NoaRomana #Deersky #Aggressor #IvanNikusev #JJGrant #Napalm&D-Phrag #Blufeld #Castra&Sovve #MatanCaspi #AnthonyYarranton #DarkSoulProject #Mindgamers #Cordoba #DeepDoulDuo #CJArt #JonnyCalypso #Dafar #Flembaz #Jakhira #KindredSpirits

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PURE CHILLZ 10 (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

10th instalment in the Pure Chillz series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Phi Phi, Airwave, Kuntac, Thorin, Moshic, Jessy Winters, Blufeld, Kajis, Subtara, Esthetics, Horizons, Domased Electronica, Plasm, Luke Kay, Rico Casazza, Mlab, Watts & Ohms, Franky Flowerz, Cordoba and F-Act.

#bonzaielemental #PhiPhi #Airwave #Kuntac #Thorin #Moshic #JessyWinters #Blufeld #Kajis #Subtara #Esthetics #Horizons #DomasedElectronica #Plasm #LukeKay #RicoCasazza #Mlab #Watts&Ohms #FrankyFlowerz #Cordoba #F-Act

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CROCY – CRY – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Crocy’s previously released ‘Cry’, featuring the vocals of Ashley Berndt, gets the remix treatment in this superb pack. The remixes come courtesy of some of Bonzai Progressive’s hottest artists at the moment, notably Audio Noir, Steve Sai and DaSmokin’Frogz.

First up we get deep into progressive grooves with Australian producer Audio Noir and his Sound Of Eden Remix. Phat chunky kicks get the grooves flowing and are soon joined by a bubbly bass that rises from below. Crispy hats and well crafted percussions provide a steady, flowing rhythm alongside smooth vocals. The break offers up a beautifully surreal sequence with warm pads and that sensual vocal on top of the contrasting deep bass. Superb prog house journey not to be missed.

Steve Sai delivers a solid house groove on his remix as cool thumpy kicks get the track moving with intricate percussion patterns coming through effortlessly. The now trademark deep bass on this track is the perfect companion to the sultry vocals of Ashley Berndt. In the background subtle melodies are woven through cool pads and synth keys. The track culminates in a true prog house groove that will have any floor shaking.

Rounding off this superb pack we have DaSmokin’Frogz Remix. Here the track is given a proper deep tech house makeover. The intro boasts a classic kick and hat combo which leads into the very raw, organic bass that dominates the track. Cool electro styled samples pop up along the way and add smooth textures to the sound. The break is filled with a myriad of blips and bleeps that contrast well alongside the warm pad and stunning vocals before building back up to the main track where we get locked into this solid groove once more, superb stuff.

#crocy #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir #stevesai #dasmokinfrogz

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5 March 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NICO PARISI – SOULIT (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Belgian DJ and producer Nico Parisi releases his latest work ‘Soulit’ which comes with three wonderful remixes. Nico’s tracks have been featuring heavily on many sets and charts in the last 6 months or so. Most notably his track ‘Caress’ (Philthy Chit Remix) was a popular choice on Paul Oakenfold’s Full On Flouro show. A testament to the quality on offer from one of Belgium’s legendary artists.

First up the Original Mix gets us going with a very smooth progressive vibe, the intro boasts a melancholic soft melody which gives rise to a superb throbbing bassline. Nice big kicks enter and deliver cool rhythms with the help of tight percussion arrangement. The track builds beautifully as the melodies unwind and dominate the break. Cool vocal samples come through on the break as the synths intensify before slamming back into full on progressive mode for the duration. Excellent stuff from Nico and no doubt we will be seeing a lot of this track in the future.

Sector 7 aka M.I.K.E. is up first on the remix with a proper gritty progressive edged workout. Mike, as you would imagine continues to be an extremely hardworking DJ and producer with gigs taking him all around the world. Back at his New York base he delves into his studio to churn out some of the finest tunes around and this remix is no exception. Pumping kicks alongside a powerful vocal get the track started while cool percussive elements build nicely and stamp out flowing rhythms. The bassline plunders in and the whole dynamic changes taking us deep into the progressive sound. Cool synth riffs wait patiently in the background before being unleashed on the break in all their glory. Stunning work from Mike and sure to draw a lot of attention.

Audio Noir sure does get around. Not content with his own quality productions, he lends his skills to other tracks with outstanding results such as this. Audio Noir’s Pressure Mix takes the progressive vibe on the original into the deeper realms. From the get go we are drawn in by a chunky kick and tribal led percussion arrangement with a massive resonating bass coming from way down below. The vocals are used well with a classic sample thrown to great effect. Intense synths sit back as the bass morphs into a metallic sounding riff that dominates the break before the synths show their full force. More top quality prog out of Australia that is most definitely not to be missed.

Rounding up this pack we have Netherlands DJ and producer Thorin. Thorin has been responsible for a litany of top class releases through various Bonzai imprints in recent years and he is also an very much in demand remix artist and DJ. The remix blasts into existence with a monster kick grungy bass combo, percussions slowly build and lead to a fiery rhythm. The vocals have been give a gritty makeover adding to the dark edge on the track. Fantastic synths loiter in the background as hypnotic sound dominates throughout. The break offers a softer side to the track before crashing right back into that solid progressive groove. Simply stunning from Thorin and will no doubt feature in those tougher edged sets.

#nicoparisi #bonzaiprogressive #sector7 #audionoir #thorin

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TOM CONRAD & ANDRE BONSOR – MARCAHUASI (GREEN MARTIAN)

Tom and Andre are back to Green Martian with the stunning ‘Marcahuasi’ along with a brilliant remix by none other than Velvet Girl.

The Original Mix is a smooth progressive house cut filled with a deep, lush groove which emanates from the bass and accompanying sweet melodic sequences. Chunky kicks and sharp hats provide the intro as well as some very sleek synth work. The track transforms when that bass comes through, it totally takes over the sound and locks you right into its vibe. Beautifully contrasting sounds work so well together as the track captivates the mind body and soul. Top stuff from the guys.

Velvet Girl aka the legendary Airwave gets to grips on the remix, and what a stomper he has in store. Huge big kick intro with a beautiful rising chord sequence which takes into progressive house utopia. A throbbing, unwinding bass is let loose and gives off an air of funk into the sound, this is coupled with some quality echoing arps and serves to deliver a stunning groove. The structure is built brilliantly as the layers produce a myriad of sounds that take you far away. Aside from that bassline the big hitter is a superb, groovy riff which is a very cool dynamic on the track. Amazing slice from Laurent and a must to be played out and cherished by many.

#tomconrad #andrebonsor #greenmartian #velvetgirl

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IVAN MASA – FROM LONDON EP (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Ivan Masa debuts on Eyepatch with the sublime three tracker ‘From London EP’ which also comes with two superb remixes to whet your appetite. Ivan grew up with music all around him so it’s no wonder his path led him to become involved in music. Having played at many gigs around his hometown Ivan soon found his niche within the early Acid sounds of the eighties. With successful releases across many labels we are delighted to welcome this great talent in the Bonzai family.

‘From London’ is up first and sets off on a smooth deep grooving ride as chunky kicks and sharp hats take over from a cool percussion led intro. Surreal chords are accompanied by a high pitched synth adding cool textures to the sound. The deep bass lifts the track up a notch and is soon joined by some vocal samples and a round of grungy synths, superb stuff!
The Original Mix of ‘Old School In My Skin’ has a very cool retro theme as expected from the title. A single high string is joined by a percussion line and a very cool vocal sample. Big phat kicks soon come through as a groovy bassline takes shape alongside funky house synths. The main break delivers a cool chord sequence with some quality snares taking us into each section before blasting back into this deep fuelled groove, top notch stuff!

Italian DJ and production duo 2Manyfold aka Francesco Fortini and Giovanni Martino are up on remix duty on ‘Old School In My Skin’. The guys have worked with Ivan in the past and have themselves released a multitude of track across many labels. Here they transform the original into a full on deep fuelled masterclass in house music. Nice and smooth snare driven intro with cool synths making their mark. The kicks really set the track up perfectly for the journey ahead with the vocal samples fitting in perfectly. The track evolves beautifully as a big bass sound bursts through to dominate. On the break a very well crafted synth sequence shines through before some smooth chords take over, excellent workout from these guys and definitely one to watch!

‘Sweet In My Heart’ is up next and intros with a fantastic vocal which soon leads to a massive kick and bass combo that will pump any floor. Big and bouncy grooves abound and as the sound progresses we get some funky synths and vocals which add huge character to the proceedings. Big tune here and a must for any box.

The Italian connection continues as Daniele Kama steps up to remix ‘Sweet In My Heart’. Daniele has already carved a cool niche with his sound and has appeared on the home of deep house, Piston Recordings, with his EP ‘She Appears’ in 2012 as well as other remixes on various Bonzai imprints. Here he keeps the deep grooves flowing with a stunning display of sounds. Nice and smooth intro as a sweeping synth is accompanied by a single clap, soon a huge kick appears and is suitably coupled with a pounding deep bass. The vocals are prominent throughout and on the main break they marry well with a dry, sublime melody. A sure fire big hitter here with all the qualities to rip up any floor.

#ivanmasa #eyepatchrecordings #2manyfold #danielekama

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DANI BOSCO – WHEN THE RUN STOPS (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco returns to the Bonzai stable after his last outing on Green Martian with ‘Time & Money EP’. This time around sees ‘When The Run Stops’ on the super chilled Bonzai Elemental imprint.

The Original Mix of ‘When The Run Stops’ can only be described as an epic trip through chilled out vibes. Deep thronged pads and contrasting bright melodies provide the intro before a round of downtempo percussions give off a smooth rhythmic drive. Big kicks come through on every other bar creating a monster groove. The break delivers a cool tripped out sequence filled with a wonderful array of sounds giving a sense of bliss before those kicks invade the space once again, top notch stuff!

Next up is the Reiki Mix, 54 minutes of pure no holds barred tripped out bliss. Prepare for this unadulterated trip through sweeping melodic pads and blissful awareness as the sounds cascade through your mind. Beautifully sequenced melodies will fill you with euphoria as deep droning basses keep you locked in to the sound. Perfect fodder for those cosy evenings where you can dust off a hard day’s work and open your mind in a contemplative mood. Highly recommended therapy session for all!

#danibosco #bonzaielemental

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