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AFTERHOUR TRAX #6 (GREEN MARTIAN)

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.

28 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

JUNK DELUXE – NIGHT IN THE CONGO (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Emmanuel Benami:

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.

Janva:

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.

21 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

PHILTHY CHIT – 0.8 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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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.

21 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

PROGREZ EP – VOLUME 6 (PROGREZ)

 

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Volume 6 of the Progrez EP series, this time with four original tracks and remixes by James Harcourt, The Electric Press, Martin Eyerer & Stephan Hinz, Nic Fanciulli, Hernan Cattaneo & John Tonks, Audiofly presents Liars Paradise and Geddes.

21 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

UNNAMED – SNEAK PEAK (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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New artist in the Eyepatch Recordings roster. Unnamed is a mysterious producer, not keen on revealing his identity, justifying this action by saying “it should all be just about the music really!”

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

REDRAFT MEMORIES – RED SPECTRO (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Redraft Memories of his real name Ricardo Medina, born in Mexico City in 1992 where from an early age forms and under strong influence of his father as a DJ and her sister as a percussionist, he begins to try different genres of music to stay within electronic music, specifically in Techno & House, under this influence begins deeper and deeper into the music, until it began to make his own interpretation on this, by signing in labels as Dirty Stuff Records, Bonzai, Zua (among others) and playing with word-class artist as RPO, Zobek, Vlind and Zaa, actually is one of the emerging talents of the scene, Redraft Memories is here to stay, do not lose sight!

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

MORPHEUS 7 VS NALE – STERNENKIND EP (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

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New Bonzai Elemental release from Morpheus 7 vs Nale. The release comes with four original tracks, Sternenkind, Can You Feel Me, 7 Miles and Deep Blue Sea.

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

ED LEE – HUMANITY (HOWZ CHOONZ)

 

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DJ, producer Ed Lee has put his name firmly in the limelight as one of the UKs emerging talents. Over a decades worth of experience has given Ed an unique blend of house music with a diverse edge. Being British born Chinese, Eds sound and distinct look have picked him up massive support across the globe.

2010 saw Ed working with some well known and influential labels, being on over 10 labels such as Sick Watona, No Smoking, Stripped Recordings, Impropa Talent and Endemic Digital. Support for Eds tunes has been extremely positive and has gained him recent recognition from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Mark Knight, Desyn Masiello, Roger Sanchez, Luke Fair, James Zabiela and many more. Sashas first Beatport chart for around 18 months also featured one of Eds tracks sitting at number 4 between Layo & Bushwacka and Booka Shade.

Ed is also a very gifted Dj combining flawless mixing with forward thinking music selection, blending multi genres with his DMC finalist turntablist skills into his own unique style that seamlessly cross and break boundaries. As well as being a regular with clubs across the UK, he has DJed in a forever growing list of worldwide destinations as far a field as Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York, Ibiza and San Francisco.

Ed has also played at some of the worlds biggest festivals such as Glade and Burning Man.
Juggling a busy International Dj schedule, doing radio shows on Ministry of Sound, Proton, and Electronic Groove. Ed has also been working on his production, with some serious original and remix material forthcoming, Ed Lee is definitely one to watch in the future!

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

MIDDLE RHYTHM – STAND OFF EP (MONOG RECORDS)

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly welcome Middle Rhythm to our family with his debut EP Stand Off.

Tom Pearson (AKA Middle Rhythm) has had good standing in music ability since a young age. After spending years DJ’ing as resident in a handfull of clubs, his understanding of underground house music has grown naturally and flourished in recent years thanks to some admirable influences.

Jazz and funk undertones mixed with jackin’ beats are his guide line to make everyone shake. Stand Off EP is composed by three original tracks: Junk Monkey, Thursday Funk and ofcourse, Stand Off.

Take a listen and you will understand what we are talking about!

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

RODERICK FOX – SAVE AS (SOUNDS R US RECORDINGS)

 

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Roderick Fox’s music is already supported by DJs such as Alex Young, John Acquaviva, Paco Osuna, Toni Rios, Taras van de Voorde, Dandi & Ugo, Kid Massive, Benny Rodrigues, Funkerman, Mandy Jordan and many more.Up coming releases on: MBF, Definitive Records, Alchemy Records, Natura ViVa, Strom Recordings and more.

It’s surely going to be very exciting times for Fox.This is first release on Sounds R Us and he’s dropping a smashing 2 track EP with tech house with some tribal elements.

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

WMC MIAMI 2K12 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Winter Music Conference, Miami, the place where dance music takes shape for the following summer season, year after year.
This compilation sums up the conference spirit with a special pack of 80 tracks compiled in a way to reach the majority of todays most important dance music styles from Progressive House, to Tech House, Techno, Deep House, and Chill Out.

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

TEKHAUZEN #4 (BONZAI BASIKS)

New instalment in the Tekhauzen series, this time with original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Markus Ilgner, Hilal Tekschneider, Jasper Jinx, Oz Romita, Mark Prades, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Fab Code, Adrian C and Dubsons, The French Connection, Ze Chezz, Felipe L, Carl Price, Daniele Kama, Ecco, Dimitry Liss and Costas Papa, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Damir Pushkar, Lucio Grandi, Project KF, Dee Brown and Pedro Mercado & Karada.

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

ACCATONE – LA MUSIQUE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, he went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all kind of world, funk and folk, dub and reggae, soul and all kinds of music really.

At the age of 15 he had dj’s and performers as friends and his contact with the after-hours scene in Lisbon started at the early age of 16, making his personal heroes DJ’s like Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Plastikman, Green Velvet, The Orb, Larry Levan, Luke Slater, Underworld, Derrick Carter, and many more.

He started his musician career in 1998 as a percussionist playing all over Portugal as a freelancer and as a member of many bands like the folk band Dazkarieh in 2002, and the chill out project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chill out and deep house and playing as a DJ at most of the trance and techno open air party’s and clubs all over Portugal having his debut abroad in 2009 in Belgrade Serbia at the Namaste Club.

It is only in 2008 after he graduates from the National Conservatory of Cinema, in the Sound Department, that he begins to embrace the production of house and techno at a full range. He pursuits for different and more accurate deep and groovy house tunes working as a DJ, Producer/Remixer and sound recordist and closely involved with Piston Recordings ran by his long time friend Rogério Martins.

Early support list:

Alex Flatner: 9 / 10 “Great release from Accatone…my fav. is Future Us! he is def. one of the Artist to watch out! full support”

Andy Baxter: 7 / 10 “Really Feeling Future Us and Tubing”

Danny Tenaglia: 9 / 10 “thanks!!!!”

David Labeij: 8 / 10″can’t pick my fav here!!! top tunes!! thanx”

Olderic: 8 / 10 “super ep!! will support for sure! Thanks”

Sasch BBC: 8 / 10 “tubing is nice!”

Slam (Orde): 7 / 10 “will spin thanx guys”

Stacey Pullen: 6 / 10 “beautiful stuff”

7 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

PATRIK PRELOVSKY – MINIJAZZ (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Born in Czech Republic in 1983.
I started to play vinyls in 2001 age 17.

At that time I was focusing mainly on techno following guys like Carola, Liebing, Kanzyani, Umek.
Every beginning is hard but with patience and a lot of hard work I am now in the position of playing around the brightest clubs and venues in the Czech Republic

I was actively involved in a tour sponsored by Sony Ericsson that promoting a DJ school this way I was able to play on the most famous festivals happening in the Czech Republic (Hard House, Summer Of Love, Rock For People, Hip Hop Camp)

Ever since software solutions have made their entrance into every DJs Studio I also thought of making my own music seen the situation of the market where the demand for classic DJs is decreasing.

After some trial and error I finally landed the right track which got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.

7 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

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