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Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation.
Bonzai & Friends 500, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House, Trance and Psy-Trance genre pages, plus on the homepage!
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Joyfull Family is made up of 3 like-minded Italian DJ’s and producers, Cristian Carpentieri, Guido Nemola and Chico Perulli. Ten years ago these guys got together to create underground tracks and house remixes. Their 2005 hit Da Breaker got plenty of airtime, notably through gaining top spot on various European charts including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection. They went on to remix for international stars like Corrina Joseph and Shawn Christopher as well as a remix for Cajmere and Dajae’s Brighter Days. After a hiatus of a few years the guys are back together and ready to go once more, something we are all looking forward to.
Joyfull Family – Wish EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
irty Laugh intros with a real drumkit feel as nicely tuned kicks are joined by a snappy snare hit and crispy hi-hats. A warm, deep chord comes in to take control alongside a probing bass providing a deep groove to get down to. Various layered sounds begin to find their way including some excellent gritty synths raw plucked strings. On the break we get a dosing of organic sounds that contrast perfectly off each other as those plucked strings and that deep bass continue leading us back into full swing and those super tight drum patterns. A deep and thoughtful slice of house music that will keep you on the move into the small hours.
Daniel Ray – Dirty Laugh (Original Mix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page of the streaming portal!!
Daniel Ray returns to Piston with the brilliant Dirty Laugh. His last outing – Keeping On, via Eyepatch Recordings performed very well indeed and no doubt this one will be following suit.
Daniel Ray – Dirty Laugh, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
The ever impressive AudioStorm aka Ognjen Vukovic delivers his superb debut album – First Step which takes us on a wonderful journey into progressive sounds filled with melody and deep grooves. Podgorica, Montenegro based producer AudioStorm was fascinated by music from an early age and listened to many different bands including Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure. During the 90’s he turned his attention to electronic dance music and began listening to a lot of progressive sounds from the likes of Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, John Digweed and Sasha to name just a few. Over the years this guy has proven hugely popular with releases on many top labels including Baroque, Mistique Music, Balkan Connection, OLD SQL and many more. His Bonzai relationship began with Oblivion EP which was quickly followed up by the very well received Seismic Activity. His sound is definitely reaching far and wide and he consistently rides high on various charts. We are delighted to present his first studio album and we have no doubt it will shake things up.
AudioStorm – First Step, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
We’re delighted to present yet another Phi Phi progressive trip, this time around we get locked on to the sounds of Hiccup which comes backed up with a fantastic remix. Phi Phi’s last outing – Alone, scored very well indeed and gained top spots on many charts. DJ-ing still plays a huge part in this guys career and you never have to wait too long until his next gig.
Phi Phi – Hiccup, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
The impressive Glaswegian DJ and producer Mendexx returns with Deceptive Minds. We last got a glimpse of this guy’s talents on his Bonzai Progressive debut – Life Begins. although he has also shown up on various compilations. A rising talent for sure, one to keep an eye and ear on.
Mendexx – Deceptive Minds, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Spanish DJ and producer duo Pandeo & Satour aka Diego Garcia Cruz and Satur Lastra join forces on Piston with the fantastic double A-side entitled Fresh/Kindel. Diego (Pandeo) started out as a DJ many years ago as this was always the best way he could express himself. His sound can be defined as quite diverse ranging from Funk to Hip Hop and Detroit to Chicago, but always with a house music feeling. He has released a raft of top notch tracks over the years on many labels including Recovery Tech, Not For Us Records, Recovery House, Crossworld Vintage and Sonido Local Recordings as well as his March 2015 release on Piston, Bring Us Back. Satur (Satour) is new to these shores but has a hefty back catalogue himself. His music career began as a DJ and he was heavily influenced by the rhythm and groove of Black music from the 70’s. In 2003 he got into producing and set up his own studio from where he would release his cuts on many labels including Logical Records, Freyja Records, Crossworld Vintage, Black Mamba Records, Dubhe Recordings, Disciple Of Groove, Eye Records and more.
Pandeo & Satour – Fresh / Kindel, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks Section at the Tech House genre page!
Experimental Feelings aka Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez gets his full Green Martian release with the superb three tracker – Indian Trip EP. He first showed up in September 2015 on remix duties for Pavlin Petrov featuring Selina Stoane’s Feeling Alive which gained great support, and prior to this he appeared on Green Martian’s Afterhour Trax 17 and Bonzai’s Progressive House 15.
Experimental Feelings – Indian Trip EP, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks Section at the Progressive House genre page!
Matt Holliday delivers his latest progressive slice – Light Year to the Bonzai office and once again he knocks it outta the park. His last solo release was Memories Of Yesterday back in June 2015 and this one hit the ground running with features on many download portals and great support from the DJ and club scene. Based in Birmingham UK, Matt also releases on other labels including the mighty JOOF where he delivers his more trance licked tracks. When he’s not flying solo he joins forces with other artists, most notably Manu Riga whom he has several releases and remixes with. Much more to come from this guy so stay tuned.
Matt Holliday – Light Year, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
GmT aka Gamut returns after a bit of a hiatus since his debut Vices & Transgressions EP on Green Martian back in April 2013. This time out he churns out the goods on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Closer EP. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.
GmT – Closer EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Hungarian producer Paul Kardos shows up on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with fantastic two tracker, The Workout Song. He marked his Bonzai debut on Green Martian with the wonderful Tres Sonidos EP back in July 2015. Since 2013 Paul has been churning out the quality on OLD SSQL Recordings with a raft of releases focusing in on the Progressive House side of the tracks.
Paul Kardos – The Workout Song, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Freedom intros with a classic punchy kick alongside crispy hats and sharp claps. Cool vocals fade in and out as the track breaks to reveal some very cool chords and a subtle but highly effective bass line. The track becomes entrenched in smooth deep house grooves that will force you to the floor with a little help from a super tight drum arrangement that belts out a solid rhythm. Fantastic stuff from this duo that is not to be missed.
Prime Brothers – Freedom (Original Mix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport’s streaming portal in the Daily Rotation of the Deep House genre page!
Blufeld is back with another cut entitled Out Of This Life which is taken from his recently released 4th studio album A World Less Ordinary. Very exciting times for this guy and he doesn’t seem to be letting up. With the album just out this new cut and its superb 3 remixes gives you a deeper insight into Blufeld’s world. Always worth keeping an eye out for this guy as he never disappoints.
Blufeld – Out Of This Life, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Prime Brothers aka Italian DJ and producer duo Ale and Johnny Prime debut on Piston with this fine two tracker entitled Freedom. Freedom intros with a classic punchy kick alongside crispy hats and sharp claps. Cool vocals fade in and out as the track breaks to reveal some very cool chords and a subtle but highly effective bass line. The track becomes entrenched in smooth deep house grooves that will force you to the floor with a little help from a super tight drum arrangement that belts out a solid rhythm. Fantastic stuff from this duo that is not to be missed.
Prime Brothers – Freedom, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!