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Having left the vinyl market in 2005, busy reconstructing both their business model and sound, Bonzai has been flying under the radar for many out there. 2012 is a special year for the label, celebrating its 20th anniversary which is the perfect timing to share the new Bonzai sound on a market that was heavily dominated by the label throughout the 90s…Vinyl !!! Todays sound is a fresh approach on House, Tech-House and Techno. Bonzai Worx vol 1. introduces some of the labels new exclusive family members, Mindgamers, Fab Code, Hilal Tekschneider and Planisphere vs Digital Angel. Including remixes by Stefano Noferini and James Harcourt.
This smashing release is supported by the best artists and media, such as: Slam, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Markus Schulz, Claude Von Stroke, Alexi Delano, Seth Troxler, Paco Osuna, Randall Jones, Anderson Noise, Claudio Coccoluto, Renato Cohen, Franco Bianco, Daniel Sanchez, Lostra, De:Bug, Tsugi Magazine, Resident Advisor, Billboard Magazine, Igloo Mag, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Houseproud TV, BLN FM Radio, 432 FM, Proton Radio, Slovak National Radio, Radio Couleur 3, WeekenderMix Radio Show, Pulzar FM, LU Radio 102.7, Radio FDS and Flaix FM Mallorca between many others!
The Portuguese producer Diego Alvez has a solid musical base that he started to build up already back in 1998 by playing the piano. He started to produce music himself in 2010 and has already quite a carreer to look back at as he has already remixed Unik (Portugal), Solunamanalia (Japan), Eco Do Ego (Portugal) and many others yet unreleased. His producing style has been influenced by names as Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Trentemoller, Fernando Fragoso and many more.
His personal taste ranges from Classical Music to Electronic Music including Minimal, Tech-House Dark and Dark-Tech but also Ambient Music.
The music Diego Alvez brings us is highlighted by sentimental melodies, intimate pianos and glitches.
Active Line Six first showed interest for rhythm and music in 1994. As a 17 year old he became resident at “KULUSIC”, a popular club in Zagreb, Croatia. Afterwards, he was also a resident dj at club “88” (diva futura night), which made him the youngest electronic music DJ at the time.
During the next five years he was a guest at all major clubs and parties around Croatia. In the beginning, Active Line Six played trance and progressive music. A testament to that was the VIVID – BONZAI LABEL PARTY (Fly, Franky Cherrymoon, Kiki, Frajman, Active, Umek, Mary) he organized held at Dom Sportova on 21.01.1995.
In 1998 he became resident in club “EX” in Varazdin, where he stayed till 2000. Around that time, a new club opened in Zagreb – the “NO1″ club, where he held residence for a full 8 years with his friend DJ Nikkola. In parallel, he also did work on the “Bodywork” programme in “OTV” club Zagreb.
Soon afther that, with a team of 5 fellow DJs, he founded “Body&Soul” – a cult house programme in the famous zagreb club “THE BEST”, where many famous names of the global electronic scene came to play, such as: David Morales, Shapeshifters, Barbara Tucker, Miguel Migs, Phats&Small, Claude Monnet, Silicone Soul etc. There he stayed till 2005.
Now, 15 years later, Active Line Six does producing and arranging.
Co-founder of famous Touche Rec., Jamez, had productions like Roaches (Trancesetters), Plasmids (Tata Box inhibitors) or the classic track Papermoon (51 Days). With aliases like Tatoine, Loophole or Fortress, his music always seems to find a way into DJ’s record cases. Over 200 releases, remixes and an impressive DJ history, he has definitely put his mark down. In 2010 he launched a new label called Repressure Rec, picking up where Touche left off. Sounds R Us welcomes Jamez with a 2 track EP.
And we go dark again… AU Black is proud to present Sohan’s “Adi Shakti”, a single containing the original version and two remixes, one by Zalaz and the other by Izato, Black Catalog’s Main A&R.
In the original, Sohan revives the feeling of old school tribal percussion and vocals, revealing its power after the build ups, along with the carefully chosen pad synths for the breakdowns.
Zalaz did an excellent job, making his track fluent and listener friendly by developing a brilliant sequence of delays on some percussion elements and synth sounds. This is an excellent example of underground dark music capable of pleasing a broader audience.
Izato’s approach kept the darkness and added a new school feeling to it, induced by his minimalistic yet effective percussion, beautiful distorted guitar effects and a carefully thought structure. It is a remarkable work in terms of synthesis and on how to achieve complex and nice sounding build ups thru it.
Third installment of the Deep Worx series comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Brett Lawrence, Valeria Croft, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Wonji, Sound Profession, Daniele Kama, Charles Ramirez, Gr-oy, Frank Sebastian, Project KF, Ecco, Sa.Du, Ittai Barkai, Solartoff, Ehsan Zadegan, Daniel Ray, Victor Maximiliano, Kosmorama, KAGO DO, Koalips, and BeatBlenderz.
Thanos Dimitriou aka Sa.Du was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece. Got into Techno and Trance music in his early teens. He started playing music in 1994 making his debut at a local station. He made parties with some friends in clubs, industries and not only, with some big Greek guests like Mike Dee, Verros, Johnny sin and many others, until 2002.
In 2004 he came back as a dj and played in many clubs on the Greek islands.
In 2008 Sa.Du started producing techno music and made three E.Ps the Sa.Du E.P, the Kyklos E.P and the Time A Part Of Life E.P
In 2009 Sa.Du changed his music style into deep techno and minimal. He send a track to the team from Bonzai Progressive and the first E.P was released with the name Sa.Du, which opened a new page with fresh and deep sounds. Two more E.Ps followed the DREAM E.P and the MACHINE AND A MAN E.P.
2010 sees the release of his track Lost In Deep, a deep feeling track with some progressive touch and trip sounds, with some special remixes.
Today Sa.Du is collaborating with the famous Greek dj of Techno, Mikee and in 2011 we will see them together making fresh beats and parties.
-Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul- Sa.Du
Marotto – Beat in his genes
Born into a musical family Marotto’s interest in and for music was awaken already at an early age. Just a teenager he produced his first own electronic music. In the beginning the result was not always what he had hoped for but this did not stop him from further exploring electronic music. With the right ambition and persistency, both things Marotto does not lack, he continued to develop is own sound. Now with the right Know-How he is able to give his tracks the perfect cutting edge sound.
He started his DJ career in 2003 behind the decks of the Schwetzinger Bowlingcenter. In 2007 his very own party concept Manuelle House Therapy was a major success. Together with his mate K-Stevens from Heilbronn his MHT smashed about 200 Partypeople at Heidelberg in the Kurpfälzischem Museum back in May 2007! And only the best House Music hit the floor!
In September 2011 he graduated from the SAE-Institute in Frankfurt am Main as Audio-Engineer.
With his first two officially released tracks “Giraffenfilet” and “I Was In Wonderland” he is determined to conquer the world of electronic music once and for all.
Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and now based in the capital of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, DJ and producer Eddie M began playing professionally in 2007. With a background in musical instruments and a passion for electronic music, the work of Eddie quickly drew the attention at the scene of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), one of the most traditional in Brazil.
After a long DJ career that took him to many places like Jimbaran, Madras, Cozumel and Cafe De La Musique he is now a resident of the 688 Club (Porto Alegre). Being very charismatic and with the great ability to identify the needs of the dance-floor crowd, it did not take long before Eddie broke the boundaries of his home state and moved on to new challenges. Clubs established in Brazil as the Green Valley and Santa Catarina Warung, the Pacha Sao Paulo and Rio Nuth were some of the locations where Eddie showed his ability. He also became a regular at major events such as Planeta Atlantida and Tribe as he was always very comfortable with large audiences. In addition, Eddie M has also performed at the famous Club Avalon Hollywood located in the United States and recently played the best New Year’s Eve in Punta del Este in Uruguay with Sharam and Miss Nine.
The innovative character of Eddie motivated him in 2009 to start producing. After a lot of commitment and devotion to learn how to produce music by himself, 2010 saw the birth of his first tracks. In less than a year Eddie has released five songs. The track “Rain From The Suite 902″ which was produced in partnership with Argentine BONG, stayed for several weeks on the list of 100 most downloaded songs of its kind on the Beatport site. In 2011 the track “Midnight Blue” and its remix by Miss Nine – both released by the label 925 Digital – were also well received and integrated into many DJ-sets and charts.
The only explanations for such a fast uprise of a newcomer are: Talent, determination and a relentless passion for great music. Eddie M combines them perfectly and with him the future of Brazilian electronic music is surely guarantied and in good hands.
New instalment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time featuring tracks and remixes from Lolo, Audiotox & Watson, John 00 Fleming, 21street, Kiilto, Rishi K., Manu Riga, Sovve, Chantola, Thorin, Narel, Greyloop & Flashtech, Citizen 42, Sebastian Weikum, Jan Peters, VidesAngelini, Airwave, Fred First, George V, Janeiro, Bernie Allen, Ivan Nikusev & Wav-E, Eli Clement, Satiny and Type.
Born in 1983, Israel, and started producing music at the age of 10 (since 1993-today) making my first steps at the underground plant-traxxx website until I was ranked number 1 and discovered by German labels.
My first release was a remix for the G&M Project – Dreaming About Paprica 2003 – along with Dave Joy and 2 Players. Subsequent to my first release my first single vinyl was followed under the – Informers – alias signing the – The Dawn of Mankind- , which scored 5/5 at both DJ-Mag and IDJ-Mag and was supported by top DJs such as: Marcel Woods, Cosmic Gate, SHOKK, Mat Silver, Tony Burt, and many more.
After several more releases the alias Coldware was founded and got massive support to its first single – Fusion – from well known DJs (Marco V, Benjamin Bates, Above & Beyond, Johan Gielen and more). – Fusion – was followed by another great hit that was played in clubs all over the world getting support from Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Marcel Woods, Marco V., M.I.K.E and many more.
In 2007 I have remixed (then and true to 2010) Armin Van Buuren all-time club theme -Communication – that was released in Armind (label distributed by Sony BMGH) and ranked number one in sales on Beatport and charts all over the world.
Throughout this time I have been spinning in the major clubs in Israel and abroad (including Dome, Ha Oman 17 Jerusalem, Zoom, the old Pacha Israel, Octopus, TLV, and others). I spin various styles; from House music to Tech-Trance, Electro and Breakbeats and I am always inspired by the crowed; thus I am always playing the music the crowed de- sires to hear. Currently I am playing in Hong Kong, mainly at Drop.
By the end of 2007 I have moved to Hong Kong and continued producing mainly under the Emmanuel B. alias.
Currently (2010), together with Janva and Natalie Hardoon, I have formed a new group named Junk Deluxe. We are in the process of working of a new EP and new singles to be released in the coming months.
In addition, all my tracks were highly exposed throughout major radio stations around the world including: BBC Radio 1, ID&T – Slam FM, D-I (Digitally Imported), ASOT – A State of Trance, and many more.
Being an avid music devotee, Janva has been in the music and club industry since 1990 being the audio & visual manager and resident DJ at the notorious California Bar in Lan Kwai Fong, the center of nightlife in Hong Kong. Along the years, Janva has been performing with renowned artists; from Simply Red to performing together with Tiesto in Bangkok, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Boy George and Grace Jones live on stage for more than 10,000 people at the legendary Unity Party in Hong Kong, as well as appearing together with John Creamer at the Out of Space party at Club Yellow in Tokyo. Janva passion for moving the crowds was not confined to Hong Kong only. From Hong Kong to New York, London, Italy, Indonesia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Macau, Guam and many more were destinations Janva has been blasting the crowds with house, break beats, electro, and tech-house vibes. – Its not about the music style, its all about the people. I make them move –
Nevertheless, Janva enthusiasm for music did not stop there. Throughout the years Janva has been sponsored by numerous famous brands that kept on bringing him back to dance floor.
Janva has also shown to be a perfectionist when DJing. Throughout the years he had been highly ranked in the Superman DJ Battle in New York (sponsored by The Source Magazine), and was also the DMC mixing champion worldwide representing Hong Kong in the world finals in London. Janva also produced and released a few EPs worldwide during these years.
In 2010 Janva has collaborated with Emmanuel B. (aka. Coldware/Emmanuel B./Informers) who has been signed, among other famous labels in Europe, on Armada records with Armin Van Buuren, and is known best for remixing Armin all-time classic anthem Communication. Emmanuel remix has been the best selling version of this almighty track ever since. Together, Janva & Emmanuel had formed the group Junk Deluxe and since then have started producing and performing together. Among their latest tracks, a track named Take Me To Space has been ranked number 1 in Club Space Miami original track contest 2010 and was the most favoured track.
Philthy Chit (aka Phil Taylor & Chitra Kumar) are the resident dj’s at Manchester based progressive house night AGENDA. Having successfully run the night on a monthly basis for the past 3 years, hosting the best dj’s in the trance & progressive scene, the pair have recently begun focussing on producing their own music.
Their first track “Southbound On The Northern Line” was signed to Bonzai Progressive and was released in September 2011 with a Citizen 42 remix. The track received support from the likes of Airwave, Thorin van Gelden, as well as entering the Audiojelly prog house chart at number 2 and staying in the top 10 for the next 6 weeks.
Their most recent relase “0.8”, a dark driving prog trance track, has now been signed to Bonzai and is due for release on Green Martian Records, along with an excellent deep remix by Manu Riga.
2012 proves to be an exciting year for Philthy Chit. The pair are currently in the studio working on a collaboration with Trilucid, and are already being booked to work on remixes with Trilucid as well as remixing for Bonzai Progressive, whilst regularly dj-ing at AGENDA and other nights in the UK.