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Having joined forces just a few short months ago, Manu Riga and Matt Holliday deliver the fruits of their labour with the superb two tracker You Are Contagious. Both artists bring their different expertise to the table, Manu aka Adriaan Baussens, with his deep, dark and tribal ethnic flavours merges beautifully with Matt’s progressive trance, tech edged grooves. Their producer minds have connected effortlessly as they collaborated initially via Skype and then in person with Manu travelling to Matt’s hometown of Birmingham. Manu is a longstanding member of the Bonzai family and has brought many top notch progressive tracks to the table, a list way too big to type. Matt has established himself firmly within the underground scene in the last few years, he has released on top labels including JOOF, L*C*D, Discover and Go On Air. His style of producing covers progressive, trance and deep tech grooves and it was this that caught the eye of John 00 Fleming, who described him as a “great discovery”. A big moment for Matt, and one he takes great pride in, was back in 2014 when he had the opportunity to remix a track for the legend that is Airwave. Big plans are ahead as these two gifted artists let loose their creativity in the studio and refine their DJing skills with upcoming radio guest spots.
Manu Riga & Matt Holliday – You Are Contagious, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
ravenherz aka Otto Ravenherz returns to Elemental with a blissful trek into chilldom with Host. This young Russian producer debuted at the start of 2014 with Safe Place which has since went on to feature on numerous compilations. In his earlier years he was inspired by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, AC/DC and Metallica. At the age of +5, he was watching live performances on VHS again and again and decided to become a Rock Star, but his parents always told him that being a musician isn’t a stable way of life. Later, against the odds, he attended music school and found a passion for electronica as well as studying forensic science. Currently he enjoys dabbling with a wide range of music styles of which the results are outstanding. We hope to see much more from this guy in the future.
ravenherz – Host, out this week on Bonzai Elemental, is featured by Beatport in the Chill Out genre page!
The impressive Philthy Chit aka UK based Phil Taylor delivers the powerful progressive groover Dichoctic which comes backed up with a remix from Tribal Warriors. Phil is currently churning out top class work as shown in his last release Confabulate as well as releases on other labels including Perfecto Records with more in the pipeline soon. More recently his works have gained popularity with appearances on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends compilation. He remains an in demand remix artist with many requests coming in thick and fast.
Philthy Chit – Dichotic, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
The stylish sounds of Bonetti return with his new four track EP entitled Don’t Stop The Rhythm. This Spanish DJ and producer likes to add his own unique twists on Tech House and Deep House which you can find on his last release Rupture. Always a delight to have this guys sounds come into the office and hopefully much more to come.
Bonetti – Don’t Stop The Rhythm EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Deep progressive duo metrONomes return to Progrez with the superb three tracker Domin.US. Their last outing came in the form of the wonderful Madam Butterfly which gained lots of attention. You can also catch the guys in action on Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow where they showcase their brand of progressive vibes with tight mixes. Always a pleasure to see these talented artists and we are sure to see much more in the months ahead.
metrONomes – Domin.US, out this week on Progrez, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Techno genre page!
Today we say goodbye to a friend and a brilliant musician. Philippe Van Mullem aka Quadran came to us with his masterpiece Eternally in 1994 which was the seed that grew Bonzai Trance Progressive into a world renowned and much loved label. Even more than that, his music was at the forefront of a whole new era in electronic music when true progressive trance was born, a movement that is still very much alive today, getting stronger and stronger again. His passion for music was very much embedded in all of his productions and in all his guises such as Quadran, Honey C, Dobel You, Innertales and U.N.A. The musical mission he had taken is one that is still driving us today here at Bonzai Progressive and remained very much in evidence on his latest and unfortunately his last release Animals Rebellion, which was only just revealed last week and quickly became featured at the worldwide authority for electronic downloads: Beatport.
Always in our hearts, we will never forget you.
Thank you for the music. Rest in peace.
On top of this week banner on the Progressive House genre page, Audio Noir – Life (Yuriy From Russia Remix) is charted by Beatport in the 10 Must Hear Progressive House Tracks – Week 7 chart!
After a sublime remix on Quadran’s, Animals Rebellion, Audio Noir kicks off 2015 with the superb Life, which comes packed with three awesome remixes as well as two original versions. 2014 was extremely busy for Australia’s hardest working producer, a studio album, multiple releases and a plethora of remixes have put this guys at the top of his game. So much more to come from down under so make sure you stay tuned.
Audio Noir – Life, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page with a big central banner!
Veteran DJ and producer Quadran aka Philippe Van Mullem makes a welcome return with the fantastic Animals Rebellion which comes packed with two superb remixes. His last outing Rumour performed very well indeed with much support across the board. Since then his tracks have appeared on multiple compilations through various labels, including the 2012 stomper Vertigo which appears on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends mega pack. Delighted to see this man return and we look forward to more in the future.
Quadran Anumals Rebellion, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Trance genre page!
Debut appearance on Piston for this trio of artists with the superb two tracker entitles Bozza Grezza EP. Qubiko is made up by DJ and producer duo Giuseppe and Andrea who got together in 2010 in an unlikely partnership. Since then they have racked up residencies in the likes of K.Lab and Monica as well as a vast array of releases on many labels including multiple remixes. These guys continue to make waves in the House scene and are definitely ones to watch. Fabio is an Italian DJ and producer who started out as a drummer and at the age of 23 he ventured into the DJing world securing residencies at many top venues. He has worked with a host of artists over the years and has a longstanding connection with Qubiko having collaborated with them over the years. A fine addition to the Piston stable, we hope to see more from these guys in the future.
Quibiko & Fabio Ricciuti – Bozza Grezza EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
Goa born and now living in Panaji, India, Greenage debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Lost Memories. For the past four years Greenage has been at the forefront of progressive vibes with his brand of quality productions. He has appeared on top labels such as Mystique Music, Elliptical Sun Recordings, Inception and Green House to name just a few. We are delighted to have him on board and can see exciting things for the future. Lost Memories comes with two outstanding remixes that are not to be missed.
Greenage – Lost Memories, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!