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TRIBAL WARRIORS IS BACK HOME, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN BEHIND THE PROJECT!

We caught up with M.I.K.E./Push as he took time out of his very busy schedule to answer a few questions. With a lot of projects on the go and the owner of many different monikers we get an exclusive reveal on some of Mike’s best known guises as he resurrects them for the 21st century along with an insight into the man himself.

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Hi Mike, thanks for taking the time to have a chat, how are you today?

Mike: Hi thanks. Can’t complain, just finished a remix and a brand new track, happy days!

You’ve been based in New York for a few years now, how have you been adjusting to life in a new country?

Mike: About three years now, yes. Life is MUCH different in New York City. I did visit many times before, but living is a totally different experience. My first time here was back around 2000 when I played for what was back then, The Limelight, it was a great experience.

You’re a very busy man right now, producing under different monikers and DJing across the globe what do you do in your downtime?

Mike: Messing about in my studio still is a downtime for me. But family is important to me and we do special things as much as possible. I also love training my oldest boy for football, I know he appreciates that. I’m a huge follower of Barcelona FC, so there you go.

How would you define your sound and what are your inspirations?

Mike: My main heroes and reason for my love for synth is Depeche Mode. Although very different sounding, they are the main reason why I am here doing what I love, which is music. I grew up in the 80ties when Acid House and Belgium made New Beat conquered the Club scene back then, and the first time I put my hands on a synth, I knew it was love at first touch.

You have many guises that you produce under and a few in particular that you focus on, how do you switch from each project and still maintain the creativeness for each of them?

Mike: Well, sometimes it starts out by me just walking into the studio. I get into a few sounds, tweaking here and there, and a track comes out of it, either during or after, I decide this is X alias. Nowadays my most used aliases are M.I.K.E. , Push and Plastic Boy, and I know when I want to produce something under those aliases, so I just take it from there.

And speaking of projects, we hear that you are returning home to Bonzai and bringing back a couple of your Bonzai monikers, can you tell us which ones and why you choose now to revamp those?

Mike: Oh really? Haha, well, my connection with Bonzai will never fade, and there is a reason for that. We’ve recently discussed about releasing a new Tribal Warriors and Sector 7, its more darker progressive yet with that M.I.K.E. touch. It all started after our 20 years of Bonzai reunion last year, we all felt good meeting up and from one came another. And of course there’s Push… will it be back? watch out for that one!

Rumour has it that you are creating a new album for Bonzai, can you tell us anything about that?

Mike: One word – 4 letters. Can you guess? The rest I say no more!

Do you prefer DJing or producing, and why?

Mike: I prefer BOTH! producing is a HUGE privilege and passion, and having the power to share my music with the world is a blessing and I take FULL advantage of that with my DJing.

Just last year you were part of Bonzai’s 20 year party, how was that for you?

Mike: It was awesome, I had a blast! gathering together with all the guys was a real trip, more like this please.

You’ve worked with so many great artists over the years, particularly within Bonzai’s realm, do you have any favourite collaborations?

Mike: There are some many great people I collaborated with, in and out of Bonzai. I hold a special place for these experiences! Armin, Moby, Rank 1 ,Fred Baker, Airwave .. and so on.

Apart from Tribal Warriors and Sector 7, what are your plans for the future, can you let us in on any secrets?

Mike: Tribal Warriors and Sector 7 are once a year spin-offs. More Live shows for Push! Yes, something that’s on high demand from my fans! And I will bring it back as long there is a demand for it. The bookings are flying in for this coming summer, so keep an eye out! and this time it will go globally!

Well Mike thanks for taking the time to speak with us, best of luck to you and your family in whatever you do, thanks.

Mike: Thanks!

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RICK WADE – NIGHT FLYER FEATURED AT BEATPORT

Rick Wade – Night Flyer out on Piston Recordings is featured with a central banner at Beatport’s Deep House genre page!

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MORPHEUS 7 VS NALE – TOMORROW FEATURED AT BEATPORT

Morpheus 7 vs Nale – Tomorrow out on Bonzai Elemental is featured at Beatport’s Chill Out genre page!

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 134 – MIXED BY ROGERIO MARTINS

Piston Recordings label manager Rogerio Martins is back to Bonzai Basik Beats with another hour of funkyness!

Tracklisting – Episode 134 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:

1º Rick Wade – The Well
2º Dimitry Liss – This Feeling
3º Dimitry Liss – Murmuring Hearts
4º Valeria Croft featuring Maukasta – Savannah (Piek Remix)
5º Piek & Efron – Ma Business
6º Dimitry Liss – All That Jazz
7º Fauvrelle – Blues Train
8º Wonji – Convince Me
9º Maksim Batyunin – Rene (Timid Boy A Grey Day Remix)
10º Lurob & Madina – Just What I Want
11º Lurob & Soul De Marin – It’s A Shame
12º Jerome Sydenham & Katsuya Sano – Encore

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 133 – MIXED BY KEVIN VEGA

Bonzai Basik Beats 133 comes by the hands of Kevin Vega!

Tracklisting – Episode 133 – mixed by Kevin Vega:

1º Takuya Yamashita – Quasar (Marc Poppcke Remix)
2º Nikko Z. – Love Dose (Guy Mantzur & Khen Remix)
3º Fiord & Simon Flower – High Tail (Jamie Stevens Remix)
4º Every – Feeling
5º Henry Saiz – Rhinemaidens
6º Willy Real & Lox D. – Against The Time (Microtrauma Remix)
7º The Revolving Junkie – No Stars
8º Fran Von Vie – Albatross (Oliver Lieb Remix)
9º Danny Tenaglia – Elements (The Chant)
10º Hawkinson – Introduction (Funk D’void Remix)
11º Planisphere – Memento (Manu Riga Remix)
12º Ricardo Tobar – Together (Fairmont Remix)

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 132 – MIXED BY OZ ROMITA

Oz Romita back on the wheels of steel for another hour of funky fueled techno!

Tracklisting – Episode 132 – mixed by Oz Romita:

1º Reset Robot – Snow Leap (Original Mix)
2º Kenny Ground – Mia (Lorenzo Navarro Remix)
3º Victor Vera – Thermonuclear Reaction (Original Mix)
4º Reset Robot – Moosel (Original Mix)
5º Wehbba – Eggshell (Original Mix)
6º Sean Random – Box-In (Darkrow & Eder Alvarez Mix)
7º Smoke Sykes – Elisabeth (Maximiljan Tool Edit)
8º Francesco Tarantini – Chiaia (Dub)
9º AFFKT – Banano (German Brigante Remix)
10º Chrono – Beat Fiction (Original Mix)
11º Mladen Tomic – Decision (Original Mix)
12º Kareem Cali – Slide To Open (Original Mix)

 

 

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TOMORROWLAND 2013 – BONZAI STAGE – TICKETS

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As a Tomorrowland Stage Host we have been given the opportunity by Tomorrowland to give our fans a chance to still obtain tickets for Tomorrowland 2013.

 

The following types of tickets have been made available to us:

 

– FULL MADNESS PASS (=3 DAY REGULAR FESTIVAL TICKET): 198,50 Euro (ticket) + 4,75 Euro (admin fee) + 8,50 Euro (treasure case) = 211,75 Euro

– MAGICAL FRIDAY PASS (= REGULAR FRIDAY): 84,50 Euro (ticket) + 4,75 Euro (admin fee) + 8,50 Euro (treasure case) = 97,75 Euro

– INCREDIBLE SATURDAY PASS (=REGULAR SATURDAY): 84,50 Euro (ticket) + 4,75 Euro (admin fee) + 8,50 Euro (treasure case) = 97,75 Euro

– GLORIOUS SUNDAY PASS (=REGULAR SUNDAY): 84,50 Euro (ticket) + 4,75 Euro (admin fee) + 8,50 Euro (treasure case) = 97,75 Euro

 

+ DREAMVILLE PASS (= CAMPING TICKET FOR 5 DAYS): 47,50 Euro (camping) + 3,25 Euro (admin fee) = 50,75 Euro —> available to you in the Tomorrowland shop!!!

+ BOOZE BAG (DRINK- AND FOOD VOUCHERS + UNIQUE FLOORPLAN, IN AN EXCLUSIVE TOMORROWLAND BAG) = 50 Euro —> available to you in the Tomorrowland shop!!!

 

The amount of available tickets for each type is LIMITED!!! 1 name = 1 festival ticket. You can get an unlimited number of booze bags.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK!?

 

1° Click one of the links below, each link represents one type of ticket. A pop up will appear, then simply fill in the requested information and of you go. We’re making it a little contest where you either give us an original reason why you want to get tickets or send us your most original Bonzai picture.

2° We will draw names from all the participants, these names will be passed on to Tomorrowland and we will let you know too if you are on the list of lucky people!!!

3° Tomorrowland will send you starting from Sunday 17 March 2013 an email if you are one of the lucky people. This email will contain the code(s) for your ticket(s). 1 code per ticket will apply. —> MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER TOO!!!

4° The received code(s) need to be filled in at the Tomorrowland shop. The code(s) will allow you to pay for your tickets afterwards.

5° Make sure to pay for your tickets within 5 days after receipt of the codes, otherwise your codes will expire and you will not be able to pay for your tickets anymore.

6° After payment you will receive a confirmation e-ticket (this is not your entry ticket!!!) to access the festival. You will receive a treasure case including your festival bracelet. This will be sent to the address filled in during payment. 1 festival bracelet = 1 treasure case. If you order a Dreamville pass + a full madness pass you will receive 1 bracelet.

7° You have to activate your bracelet online once you have received it by mail. All info about activation will be available on the Tomorrowland website from May 2013 onwards. Please read the confirmation email carefully as it contains more information about the bracelet.

 

In case of any issues regarding your payment or any other problem you can always  SEND AN EMAIL  to Tomorrowland.

 

The links below will remain active until Thursday 14th of March 2013 at 1800 hours CET.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A TICKET ON FRIDAY @ TOMORROWLAND 2013

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A TICKET ON SATURDAY @ TOMORROWLAND 2013

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A TICKET ON SUNDAY @ TOMORROWLAND 2013

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A FULL MADNESS TICKET @ TOMORROWLAND 2013

 

Everyone participating can only participate once. Multiple submissions will be ignored. Anyone participating automatically agrees to be added to the Bonzai Progressive Web Mailing. Don’t worry we only send emails once in a while and your email address will not be shared with anyone.

 

10 March 2013 UPDATES Read more

WMC MIAMI 2013 – BONZAI PROGRESSIVE FEATURED AT BEATPORT – MIAMI ESSENTIALS

This years WMC compilation from Bonzai Progressive was selected as one of Beatport’s Miami Essentials compilations!

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 131 – MIXED BY FABIAN JAKOPETZ

Another week, another show! Here is Fabian Jakopetz with a excellent 60-min mix

Tracklisting – Episode 131 – mixed by Fabian Jakopetz:

1º Fabian Argomedo & Altamirano – Spark
2º Kenny Dahl – Telecommander (Ultimate Breakers Remix)
3º David Cold & Daniman – There Is No Escape
4º Chanelle Pearl – Teka Therapy
5º Ecco – Safari
6º Oliver Knight, Hugo Jones, Diavolo – Vertigo
7º Marco Tisano – Funkyt (Just2 Remix)
8º Fab Code – Soulfood (Mingamers Remix)
9º Fabian Jakopetz – Little Johnson
10º Carlos Perez, George Privatti & Guille Placencia – Forest Jump
11º Ozgur Uzar – Weekend

 

 

7 March 2013 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI STAGE AT TOMORROWLAND 2013

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On 27th July 2013, Bonzai, the most recognised brand in EDM will host a stage at Tomorrowland 2013, the biggest dance event in Europe. One whole stage will be dedicated to bringing you the best DJ’s to deliver THE ultimate retro party.

Since the early nineties Bonzai has been responsible for creating the sounds that defined an era, these sounds have been embedded into the memories of millions of clubbers across the globe and to this day the Bonzai sound still rings true. With tracks like “Universal Nation” – “The First Rebirth” – “Eternally” – “The Rebel” – “Bonzai Channel One” – “Woops” and many, many more, Bonzai was able to stamp it’s mark into the history books.

Today the head honcho’s, Fly and Marnik are dedicated to reliving those memories and to scribe new memories into the minds of their army of followers for many years to come. It is this dedication that enables them to host and perform at only the biggest and best festivals and parties, and judging by previous outings we are in for a hell of a ride.

What you can expect is the mother of all experiences with music from across the EDM spectrum, from house to trance and acid to techno, culminating in a full on banging retro experience.

The stage will bring the finest talent EDM has ever seen including, the ultimate retro masters – Bonzai All Stars, Push, Hardfloor, Frank De Wulf, Yves Deruyter, Franky Jones, Ramirez, Franky Kloeck, Phi Phi, DJ Ghost, Bountyhunter and Nico Parisi all performing on one stage!!!

So gear up and get ready to have your minds blown!

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 130 – MIXED BY ROGERIO MARTINS

This week we welcome back Piston Recordings Head Honcho Rogerio Martins to Bonzai Basik Beats!

Tracklisting – Episode 130 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:

1º J.A.Y.C.E. feat Jeff Rhodes – Hard Finding You (Jeremy Juno & Daniel Beasley Remix)
2º Alci – Stretchin
3º Einzelkind – Trouble
4º Dimitry Liss – Boston Superintendents (Rogerio Martins Next To My Body Remix)
5º Dimitry Liss – Into The Night (Rogerio Martins Remix)
6º Doc Martin feat Lillia – Just As (Sneak’s Westside Mix)
7º Piek & Efron – Ma Business (Hector Couto Dub Mix)
8º JR From Dallas & Bart Ricardo – Boom
9º Renato Cohen – Suddenly Funk
10º Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig 2013 Remaster)
11º Piek featuring Bjerk Peterson – Nasty (Pawas Remix)

 

 

28 February 2013 UPDATES Read more

OZAN KANIK – ROCKET FEATURED AT TRAXSOURCE

Traxsource selected Ozan Kanik – Rocket, released on Sounds R Us Recordings, for their Techno Essential 20 chart!

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