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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.
Marco Madia returns to Piston with the superb three track Egrets EP. This one marks his 7th outing for us and comes after his latest offering Ascidians back in Summer 2016. He’s also appeared on various compilations over the years. Marco has been in and around the underground scene for a number of years. In 2006 he moved to Berlin where he got a degree audio engineering and soon started work as a sound designer. He also produces under the pseudonym Flip Morton and his experience has led to working on film soundtracks and exhibitions. Always a pleasure to have his work drop into the inbox.
Maxim Vozisov debuts on Green Martian with M31 Andromeda which comes with a superb remix from Kevin Vega. Maxim is an electronic musician from Yekaterinburg, Russia and the very first piece of music printed on his mind in his early childhood was a track from the French group Space with Magic Fly. As a teenager he had no ideas about dance music, until he listened to U96’s Das Boot, then he discovered rave. He soon found house music in the ever changing world and he became a fan of Daft Punk, Orbital, Air, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers and many more. Sasha became an inspiration for him as he found his own sound and nurtured his own talents. After a period of time he got serious about music and began performing in clubs in Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region. He organized different events and recorded lots of compilations, many of which were broadcasted on various radio stations. In the last few years he turned to producing his own music, he has opened his mind to explore sound and find his own unique style.
Musical genius Airwave returns to Bonzai Progressive for 2017 with the delectable Amber Sky which comes backed up with two top notch remixes. As always we’re blown away by this guy’s brilliance, he manages to bring that WOW factor to everything he touches, his productions remain consistently of a very high standard which will continue for a very long time. 2016 was another big year for Laurent Veronnez, he ramped up his DJ profile with gigs all over the world and solidifying his stance among his army of fans. His last outing Pray For Happiness on JOOF Recordings gained a lot of support and we’ve no doubt that this one will follow suit.
Bonzai Progressive newcomer DietFried debuts with the tech house fuelled, party rocking two tracker Nina’s Days EP. First up we have the upbeat groover Days which intros with nice punchy kick drum and rumbling bass combo. Cool percussions ease their way in as short, sharp one shot vocal hits come through. Distinctive acid style patterns deliver a fantastic tech vibe as a deeper vocal fades in. A brilliant bouncy slice that will definitely get the floors moving.
Daniel Ray returns to Piston Recordings with another superbly crafted deep house double entitled Low Heals. Over the last few years Daniel has delivered some top quality sounds both here and over at Eyepatch Recordings. His last effort – Tinker was very well received indeed and we’ve no doubt he will continue to bring his A-game to everything he touches.
Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe are back at Piston Recordings for more of their house fuelled shenanigans in the form of the superb two tracker entitled Dirty Business. The duo’s last outing here was back in May 2016 with Bodyjack which gained great support across the board. Delighted to have them back once again and we look forward to more in the future.