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Italian DJ and producer Christian Bove debuts on Piston with a funked up tech house groover entitled Back To Back EP. Growing up in Milan, Christian became interested in music at age 14 and, with help and support from family and friends he started to play out at various parties. At 16 he got his first big gig at Bolgia’s back room where he came face to face with top jocks from around the world. In 2014/2015 he started to play in the main room starting off the proceedings for some major nights. A superb up and comer in the world of producing, this guy is definitely one to watch.
Phi6 aka producer duo Inaki Albert and Oswaldo Garrido debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three track EP entitled Tripezones. The guys joined forces while studying a sound degree and are Influenced by artists such as Hans Zimmer, Trentemoller and Mendieta to name just a few. While Inaki already boasts several releases on various labels, Oswaldo is a relative newcomer to the scene. One thing is for sure though, these guys have a serious talent that will most definitely grab a lot of attention. Delighted to have them on board and hopefully we’ll see more from them soon.
Russian producer Eugene Becker aka Eugeny Dolzhenko returns to Bonzai Progressive with another round of top notch progressive vibes with Veto. His debut for us came back in the Summer of 2016 with Butterfly and quickly gained a great deal of support. Prior to this he has released several tracks on various labels. His first release was in 2009 on the German label No Border Recordings with his project Z Robot. The main aim of this project is producing electronic music in different styles such as deep, progressive, house and trance.
Luanda based house music aficionado Leandro Silva returns to Piston Recordings with the fantastic Aural. Leandro has plied his trade in Luanda for many years and has continued to promote and expand his music with residencies in top clubs all over the city. His DJing skills transfer to music production with ease and he has racked up a very impressive back catalogue across many top labels including Piston Recordings, Prismat Recordings and Midnight Express to name just a few. 2016 saw him launch his own label Igual Recordings which focuses on various techno forms and which has seen great support. Nice to see him back at Piston for 2017 and we hope to see more soon.
Sardinia born DJ and producer Mend returns to Piston with the fantastic three track tech house joint entitled Fusion EP. We last caught a glimpse of this guy back in April 2016 with his Visionair EP. Delighted to see him back once again and we look forward to more, but for now enjoy this super fine tech house cut.
The ever present Van Czar is back at Bonzai Basiks with the sublime Chonis Guarras. Belgian DJ and producer Van remains one very busy guy as he juggles producing with DJing and running his own CZ record label. A truly inspirational artist, he never lets up on the quality front as witnessed on his last Basiks outing Fortuna Propitia. He continues to gain support from around the world and his unique brand of the deeper side of techno is a very much established sound for many. It’s always an exciting time when Van delivers his latest efforts so keep an eye and an ear out for more from him in 2017.
Andy Leavy aka Edit Smith debuts on Green Martian with the delectable two tracker entitled Don’t Stop After Midnight. Andy is a UK based producer and DJ from the Midlands who has forged an underground career as a warm up DJ for the likes of Nero, Chase & Status and Knife Party. He has produced tracks with Rob Sparx as DTM (Dirty Thieving Mongrels) for several underground progressive & electronic labels such as Inner Space Records, Blurred Vision and Migration Records. Previous DTM releases were supported by Nick Warren, James Zabiela, Laurent Garnier and John Graham and featured by DJ, IDJ, Music and M8 Magazine reviewers.
Berlin based DJ and producer Juliane Wolf debuts on Monog with the sublime Rave Nights EP. This one marks our first release for 2017 and comes after a short hiatus when we done a bit of label restructuring. This release also sets the tone for what’s promising to be another superb year just like 2016. Juliane Wolf got into music through attending a DJ workshop at Club Kasablanca and it was here that she caught the vinyl bug. She explored the club scene in the following years and found herself playing at top venues before she entered into the world of music production. Her first cuts were a remix for Robert Babicz on his label Babiczstyle and original releases on Shaker Plates and Norobot Music. After spending time in Kiel and Cologne Juliane arrived in Berlin where she works on new releases as well as a live set where she combines analogue and digital elements. In her monthly radio show on Louder.FM she presents new releases and artists and focuses on her passion for the acid sound. We’re delighted to have this super talented artist on board and we hope to see more soon. Rave Nights EP comes with the Original Mix, a top notch remix from Christian Vance and the track Dark Days.
2017 marks a milestone year for us at Bonzai, we’re 25! To mark this momentous occasion we’ve got some amazing surprises that are coming your way over the next 12 months. We kick off the celebrations with a tantalising remix of an absolute classic from an absolute legend, Jam El Mar goes to work on one of Bonzai’s most famous releases – The House Of House by Cherrymoon Trax. First released in 1994 on Bonzai Records – catalogue number for the trainspotters is BR 94054 – THOH fuelled the beginning of a new wave of harder edged sounds and tracks that build and build with epic climaxes. Cherrymoon Trax were a veritable who’s who in the Belgian electronic music scene, borne out of the phenomena that was New Beat, a collection of artists including Bjorn Wendelen, David Brants, Eddy Weyns, Franky Kloeck, Ilya Depuydt, Kris Vanderheyden, Nico Deleu, Pascal Quatretemps, Peter Schiettekatte, Philip Dirix, Youri De Pauw, Yves Deruyter got together and the rest is history. Although the group members have changed over the years the legacy remains. While all this was going on, Jam El Mar aka Rolf Ellmer – alongside his long time friend and studio partner, the late great Mark Spoon aka Markus Löffel, were taking electronic music to new heights as Jam & Spoon with the likes of Follow Me and Stella among many others. So we just knew that he was the perfect candidate to get this party started in style. Keep an eye out for more info as each month we will have a new classic remixed by the cream of the electronic music crop.
Sonsez debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Cosmos which comes backed up with remixes from Yuriy From Russia and Manu Riga. Based in Germany, Serder Sonsez Dumlu has an impressive list of releases behind him on top notch labels including Baroque Back Catalogue, Deepsessions Recordings, Fraud Recordings and more. We saw him way back in 2013 on our Progrez imprint with his track Balance on the Progrez 10 compilation. Great to have him back with more of his impressive talents and hopefully we’ll be seeing more in the future.
Madrid based DJ and producer Mike Denitz debuts on Piston Recordings with a fine two track EP entitled Come Back. Since the start of 2015 this guy has been churning out quality cuts on various labels and gaining an impressive support base for his efforts. Delighted to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
PolyRhythm aka North Bergen, New Jersey based DJ and producer duo David Jonez and Val Carrique return to Piston Recordings with the fantastic Suntin’ EP. Their last effort – No Politics EP back in the Summer of 2016 proved popular among many and no doubt this one will follow suit. Having started out DJing at just 14 years old playing everything from mainstream Hip Hop to Reggae, the guys quickly established themselves on the scene. After a few years they found house music and flourished in the New York underground scene. The name PolyRhythm started out as their party name and soon became synonymous among party goers looking for their next event. Great to have them back for more and we hope to see more soon.
Dubai based DJ and producer Darko De Jan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Reflections EP. A very much established artist, this guy has seen a plethora of releases on various labels over the years. He is the resident DJ at The 27th Floor Bar at the prestigious Burj Al Arab. Previously he held a 5 year residency at the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. All this was achieved through hard work and dedication. In 2009 he started to focus on music production where he crafted his cutting edge sound through a fusion of genres. Darko De Jan boasts a large support base around the world including the likes of Erick Morillo, Steve Angelo, Steve Lawler, Danny Howells, Felix Da Housecat, Roger Sanchez, Sasha, Digweed and Pete Tong to name just a few. Delighted to have him on board and we’ve no doubt his sound will grab your attention.
Russian artist Heyspace debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Giaguaro which comes backed up with two superb remixes. Heyspace is a young and ambitious electronic musician who grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia – a city bursting with creativity from those who live in it. Spending his formative years in a cultural centre of such calibre helped him form his own style of music. Co-operating with leaders of modern electronic music culture, participating in dance festivals and charity concerts brought this young musician to the attention of the world. Combining new electronic technologies with classical methods of musical energy, Heyspace stays true to his mission of giving the audience particles of joy and happiness in every song. Already he has seen several releases on top labels and now we welcome him to Bonzai.
Mirko Gorelli returns with more tech house flavours in the form of the two tracker Travel. Great to see another fine slice from this guy and after his last Piston release – Black Dolly – we’re sure you will not be disappointed with this latest effort. First up we have the solid tech groover Travel which intros with a monster kick drum that will certainly give the bins a rattling. Crispy hi hats are joined by repeating vocals and a probing bassline that sits off the kicks. Subtle pitch changes give the track a real dynamic feel as buzzing synths are introduced alongside subtle arpeggios. The break throws up a sublime sequence that comprises some masterful keys all wrapped up in a mesmerizing package. A truly cosmic experience that is a must have for sure.