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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 18 – 2012

EPISODE 172: Wonji – Sticks and Fire EP (Eyepatch Recordings)

uan Gonzalez aka Wonji is born in Brooklyn, New York 1972 is one of four sons in a family of musicians who started his music career playing the trumpet in jr. high band. With these early skills in music he soon started playing other instruments including, guitars, drums, most brass instruments and soon after at the age of 14 discovered turntables. Hip Hop was one of his biggest infuences at that time and encouraged him to think of creative ways to hear and play sounds from the tables. Soon after he started playing private parties, events and such.But there seemed to be something missing…..

At the age of 17 he decided to move to South Florida, Miami and this is where he was introduced to The House Sound. With a past in latin music, disco and R&B, Wonji decided to twist and meld these sounds together in his live sets which led him to move to his next step: Producing.

By 1999 House music had evolved so much with many new and updated sounds Wonji could not resist getting involved in production.
Musical instruments changed so the music changed, the scenes changed so I had to try and keep up with all the new styles, says Wonji.
Fascinated by the past music and sounds of The Hunger, Front 242, and later DJs like John Digweed, Timo Mass and so on, it was only a matter of time till he started producing his own work.

With an ever evolving sound, Wonji will for sure be around in the music scene for a while. Never passing up new musical possibilities and changing the way music is to be played.
Wonji says about himself: Making people move and groove, thats all I want to do.

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:

Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

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EPISODE 173: Markus Ilgner – Big Gorilla Alien Wolf Monster (Bonzai Basiks)

After a couple of years producing quietly in his little studio Markus got the attention of nobody less than Jens Lissat himself who asked him to remix some
of his productions. Under the alias TACHIONES Markus released some remixes on labels like Toolroom, Perctraxx and others.

Not much later Markus bumped into an old friend: Timo Manson who offered Markus to release is first very own EP which was released on MusicCity Rec. Soon after that Markus music could be found on the label Audiodevot.

After that things happened very fast. His following album with the title Antitoxin reached the top 30 on Beatport. Almost at the same moment he released his album Etektronic Rush under the disguise The Sons Of Mr Miygai. With all these tremendous releases it was no wonder that Markus suddenly got to play in many events as solo artist as well as under the project Sons Of Mr Miygai. He performed on Ruhr In Love in Oberhausen and in Clubs like Toy in Stuttgart and at Houskeeper. After many successful productions Markus ultimate dream came true: a release on one of the legendary Bonzai labels which pushed him onto a new level of production quality.

Markus does not like to be categorized and tagged but rather prefers to surprise music-lovers and fans with a brand new sound experience with each release. He loves to blend new sounds and technology with his love for the sound of long past days.

Markus makes music for the single listener and not for the masses!

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EPISODE 174: MGC – Diphasic World EP (Creamminal Records)

MGC is a DJ / producer of music is his passion born in 1991 began his passion for music, playing guitar and percussion, was master of his dishes for the first time at the age of 11 Music is a great place MGC is life .. He quickly as theTech house deep house and techno music. MGC made a lot of games in different clubs in Wallonia and in the radio and abroad. MGC is also a producer of “Animals Musiq Records (IBZ) “,” Dezo Register (FR) “,” Music Creamminal (BE). To make a long story short, MGC is a music fan since birth. MGC mixture of Catamaran Boat Trippin Ibiza (Ibiza), Le Café d’Anvers (Antwerp), Le Decadance (Gent), The Infinite (Newport), The Escape, Luxe, Lauren’s-Pulse, Cube- Lotus (Tournai) / Mystik, Club then Maas, Impact L ‘, Conway, Club La Nuit, La Baignoire, Escobar (Mons) / Cocoloco, Jet Set Club (Charleroi) / Friends (Namur) / Fiction Group, Bato Club (Liege) / La Villa (Lille). He is, since 2010, the resident DJ on Thursday in the Escobar (Mons). His style and music selection is influenced by artists such as Nina Kraviz, Lee Foss, Jamie Jones, Art Department, Ryan Crosson, Seth Troxler, Kurtel Deniz, Tini, Nick Curly, Magda, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, … but also by Belgian DJ and Friends: Urban C.

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 87 – MIXED BY FLY

This week we welcome back Fly in the DJ booth.

Tracklisting – Episode 87 – mixed by Fly:

1° Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi – Lemon Zest
2° Yonathan Dahan & Torsten Zarth – Elevate
3° Accatone – Tell Me (Jay Tripwire Remix)
4° Ecco – The Archives
5° Joal – Storyteller
6° Brett Lawrence – Behind the Wire
7° Jimmy Galle – What Women Want (Dimitry LIss Deep Edit)
8° Luciano Nieto – Noret (dj Groovy Remix)
9° Piek & Efron – Ma Business
10° Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (:Mute Remix)
11° Sa.Du – Lost in Deep (Ecco Remix)

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 17 – 2012

EPISODE 166: Tiago Ribeiro – Grooviest Cat (AU Records)

AU Orange is proud to present its third release. Deepest than ever, Tiago Ribeiro’s “Grooviest Cat” is an EP full of surprises, containing the original version and 3 wonderful remixes from Joao Teixeira (Portugal), Filipa Rebelo (Portugal) and Jazzam (Ecuador).

Tiago Ribeiro made its original version very pleasant to classic deep-house lovers with its “chicago beat style” fused with delayed saxophone sounds, typical delayed house music female shouts and the unusual using of “mafia style” vocals and flute sounds. This very simple composition has been tested and approved in the dance floor, making the crowd move to its groove.

Joao Teixeira, portuguese DJ and house music producer is the newest acquisition on our artist team. His remix shown how perfectly he fits AU Orange’s philosophy, delivering his meaningful mix, enabling the listener to take a trip while listening to his track. Beautifully sculpted, this version is marked by its random sounding percussion and every little detail in its production, from the usage of the right sounding pads and stabs, ambience violins and brilliant vocal treatment. We asked, Joao delivered!

Filipa Rebelo presented a solid sounding mix with a beautiful composition between different synth sounds, building a beautiful sounding deep-house track. Very well produced, this mix has a different basis, changing the classic “chicago house beat” with very powerful and effective new-school percussion. Once more Filipa’s done it and made her magic, grabbing the “old schoolish’ original mix and recreating in a completely different way, while keeping all its feelings and beauty.

Jazzam brought to the EP his techie vision of “Grooviest Cat”, spicing it to ground shaking levels! If every version in this EP has its own hour to be played, Jazzam’s version is definitely the 6AM version. Outrageously dance-floor effective, this mix counts with beautifully synthesized arp’s and great overall arranging and its our big trump to hit the most demanding crowds.

EPISODE 167: U.O.K. – Emperor’s Palace (Bonzai Elemental)

Debut album from chillout artist U.O.K. in Bonzai Elemental.

EPISODE 168: Goksel Vancin – Veni Vidi Vici (Sounds R Us Recordings)

Göksel Vançin, born in 1984 in Istanbul, where he started his musical career on a Akai deck on the age of 8.

His brothers effected Göksel to new wave, new age and techno styles. All that influence brought him to the sound of techno, tech house and deep house.

His first release was in the year 2008 on the infamous imprint of Ahmet Sendil’s Bosphorus Underground Recordings.

For the very first time Göksel is proudly presenting his 2 magnificent tech house & techno tracks on Sounds R Us Recordings.

EPISODE 169: Zas & Sanze present Mindgamers – Hold You (Bonzai Progressive)

This young & dynamic producer duo from Tallinn is worth keeping an eye & ear on.

Mindgamers was created by two talented DJs from Estonia – Zas & Sanze. Both of them are Tallinn natives and started their career in 1999. In the year 2009, they founded the musical project Mindgamers. The main genres they are producing are progressive and tech house.

This release comes with a brilliant Stefano Noferini remix with early support from Slam, Luciano, Anderson Noise, Benoit C, Funkatron, Scan Mode,…

EPISODE 170: Ittai Barkai – Canadian Forest EP (Eyepatch Recordings)

Fast rewind a few years back and you’ll find Ittai gently leaning towards a turntable, headphones on, listening to music. May it be African chorals, early techno or the Beatles, it all lay side by side on the long & endless shelves of musical ideas.

Years have passed and the magic is cautiously blended into know how – Amplifiers and compressors, Drum arrangements and notes, Cutoffs and wavetables all put together side by side to reproduce and recur similar musical ideas.

After producing music for the World Wildlife Foundation and other soundtrack projects, Ittai is lately focused on producing simple yet aesthetic electronic tracks well aimed at both home listeners and club DJ’s.

strong>EPISODE 171: Airwave – Cathedrals Of Hope (L*C*D Recordings)

God, this is one hell of a cracker!

Cathedrals Of Hope is an outstanding piece of music. Credible, Strong, with an Attitude.

Reset marks Airwave’s return to heavier sounds for a trancer that’s larger than life.

And Last But Not Least: a Brand New Version of his last Smasher Atlas Winds, this time featuring great vocals by Francesca Genco. Should justify its presence into every actual dj’s recordbox for the next months to come.

Essential Release.

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 86 – MIXED BY WONJI

Wonji is on the controls this week!

Tracklisting – Episode 86 – mixed by Wonji:

1° Wonji – Red Stones (Original Mix)
2° Mylan – Evening Flow (Original Mix)
3° Submantra – Burrizza (Felipe L Brayonessa Mix)
4° Mozaic – Tomicyin (Matt Heize Remix)
5° Eric Kanzler – Fog Horn (Original Mix)
6° Redraft Memories – Red Spectro – (Original Mix)
7° Unnamed – Sneak Peak (Original Mix)
8° Adapter – Bus Stop (Original Mix)
9° Cactus Twisters – Witch (Original Mix)
10° The Purple Lemons – To Many Lemons (Matt Heize Remix)
11° Wonji – Formations (Original Mix) (Unsigned Track)
12° Oz Romita – Idiots (Original Mix)

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 16 – 2012

EPISODE 148: Eddie M – My Trip To The Sky EP (Bonzai Elemental)

Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and now based in the capital of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, DJ and producer Eddie M began playing professionally in 2007. With a background in musical instruments and a passion for electronic music, the work of Eddie quickly drew the attention at the scene of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), one of the most traditional in Brazil.

After a long DJ career that took him to many places like Jimbaran, Madras, Cozumel and Cafe De La Musique he is now a resident of the 688 Club (Porto Alegre). Being very charismatic and with the great ability to identify the needs of the dance-floor crowd, it did not take long before Eddie broke the boundaries of his home state and moved on to new challenges. Clubs established in Brazil as the Green Valley and Santa Catarina Warung, the Pacha Sao Paulo and Rio Nuth were some of the locations where Eddie showed his ability. He also became a regular at major events such as Planeta Atlantida and Tribe as he was always very comfortable with large audiences. In addition, Eddie M has also performed at the famous Club Avalon Hollywood located in the United States and recently played the best New Year’s Eve in Punta del Este in Uruguay with Sharam and Miss Nine.

The innovative character of Eddie motivated him in 2009 to start producing. After a lot of commitment and devotion to learn how to produce music by himself, 2010 saw the birth of his first tracks. In less than a year Eddie has released five songs. The track “Rain From The Suite 902″ which was produced in partnership with Argentine BONG, stayed for several weeks on the list of 100 most downloaded songs of its kind on the Beatport site. In 2011 the track “Midnight Blue” and its remix by Miss Nine – both released by the label 925 Digital – were also well received and integrated into many DJ-sets and charts.

The only explanations for such a fast uprise of a newcomer are: Talent, determination and a relentless passion for great music. Eddie M combines them perfectly and with him the future of Brazilian electronic music is surely guarantied and in good hands.

EPISODE 149: Philthy Chit – 0.8 (Green Martian)

Philthy Chit (aka Phil Taylor & Chitra Kumar) are the resident dj’s at Manchester based progressive house night AGENDA. Having successfully run the night on a monthly basis for the past 3 years, hosting the best dj’s in the trance & progressive scene, the pair have recently begun focussing on producing their own music.

Their first track “Southbound On The Northern Line” was signed to Bonzai Progressive and was released in September 2011 with a Citizen 42 remix. The track received support from the likes of Airwave, Thorin van Gelden, as well as entering the Audiojelly prog house chart at number 2 and staying in the top 10 for the next 6 weeks.

Their most recent relase “0.8”, a dark driving prog trance track, has now been signed to Bonzai and is due for release on Green Martian Records, along with an excellent deep remix by Manu Riga.

2012 proves to be an exciting year for Philthy Chit. The pair are currently in the studio working on a collaboration with Trilucid, and are already being booked to work on remixes with Trilucid as well as remixing for Bonzai Progressive, whilst regularly dj-ing at AGENDA and other nights in the UK.

EPISODE 150: Junk Deluxe – Night In The Congo (Bonzai Basiks)

Emmanuel Benami:

Born in 1983, Israel, and started producing music at the age of 10 (since 1993-today) making my first steps at the underground plant-traxxx website until I was ranked number 1 and discovered by German labels.
My first release was a remix for the G&M Project – Dreaming About Paprica 2003 – along with Dave Joy and 2 Players. Subsequent to my first release my first single vinyl was followed under the – Informers – alias signing the – The Dawn of Mankind- , which scored 5/5 at both DJ-Mag and IDJ-Mag and was supported by top DJs such as: Marcel Woods, Cosmic Gate, SHOKK, Mat Silver, Tony Burt, and many more.
After several more releases the alias Coldware was founded and got massive support to its first single – Fusion – from well known DJs (Marco V, Benjamin Bates, Above & Beyond, Johan Gielen and more). – Fusion – was followed by another great hit that was played in clubs all over the world getting support from Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Marcel Woods, Marco V., M.I.K.E and many more.
In 2007 I have remixed (then and true to 2010) Armin Van Buuren all-time club theme -Communication – that was released in Armind (label distributed by Sony BMGH) and ranked number one in sales on Beatport and charts all over the world.
Throughout this time I have been spinning in the major clubs in Israel and abroad (including Dome, Ha Oman 17 Jerusalem, Zoom, the old Pacha Israel, Octopus, TLV, and others). I spin various styles; from House music to Tech-Trance, Electro and Breakbeats and I am always inspired by the crowed; thus I am always playing the music the crowed de- sires to hear. Currently I am playing in Hong Kong, mainly at Drop.
By the end of 2007 I have moved to Hong Kong and continued producing mainly under the Emmanuel B. alias.
Currently (2010), together with Janva and Natalie Hardoon, I have formed a new group named Junk Deluxe. We are in the process of working of a new EP and new singles to be released in the coming months.
In addition, all my tracks were highly exposed throughout major radio stations around the world including: BBC Radio 1, ID&T – Slam FM, D-I (Digitally Imported), ASOT – A State of Trance, and many more.

Janva:

Being an avid music devotee, Janva has been in the music and club industry since 1990 being the audio & visual manager and resident DJ at the notorious California Bar in Lan Kwai Fong, the center of nightlife in Hong Kong. Along the years, Janva has been performing with renowned artists; from Simply Red to performing together with Tiesto in Bangkok, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Boy George and Grace Jones live on stage for more than 10,000 people at the legendary Unity Party in Hong Kong, as well as appearing together with John Creamer at the Out of Space party at Club Yellow in Tokyo. Janva passion for moving the crowds was not confined to Hong Kong only. From Hong Kong to New York, London, Italy, Indonesia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Macau, Guam and many more were destinations Janva has been blasting the crowds with house, break beats, electro, and tech-house vibes. – Its not about the music style, its all about the people. I make them move –

Nevertheless, Janva enthusiasm for music did not stop there. Throughout the years Janva has been sponsored by numerous famous brands that kept on bringing him back to dance floor.

Janva has also shown to be a perfectionist when DJing. Throughout the years he had been highly ranked in the Superman DJ Battle in New York (sponsored by The Source Magazine), and was also the DMC mixing champion worldwide representing Hong Kong in the world finals in London. Janva also
produced and released a few EPs worldwide during these years.
In 2010 Janva has collaborated with Emmanuel B. (aka. Coldware/Emmanuel B./Informers) who has been signed, among other famous labels in Europe, on Armada records with Armin Van Buuren, and is known best for remixing Armin all-time classic anthem Communication. Emmanuel remix has been
the best selling version of this almighty track ever since. Together, Janva & Emmanuel had formed the group Junk Deluxe and since then have started producing and performing together. Among their latest tracks, a track named Take Me To Space has been ranked number 1 in Club Space Miami original track contest 2010 and was the most favoured track.

EPISODE 151: Various Artists – Progrez EP – Volume 6 (Progrez)

Volume 6 of the Progrez EP series, this time with four original tracks and remixes by James Harcourt, The Electric Press, Martin Eyerer & Stephan Hinz, Nic Fanciulli, Hernan Cattaneo & John Tonks, Audiofly presents Liars Paradise and Geddes.

EPISODE 152: Planisphere vs Digital Angel – Trinidad Flashback (Bonzai Progressive)

Planisphere aka Airwave, a musical chameleon with over 1000 tracks under his belt in 16 years of music business, returns with remix from James Harcourt where he brings his techno side to us.

Early support list:

Claudio Coccoluto, Mike Kelly, Luca Morris, Aron Friedman, Mario Più, Different Language, Jonas Wahrlich , Renato Cohen, …

EPISODE 153: Zodiacal Light – Fire in the Sky (Green Martian)

Zodiacal Light is a producer from the Houston, Texas, area. He has been producing Trance, Progressive Trance, and Progressive House for over 6 years now. Zodiacal Light discovered electronic music in the early 80s via the Kraftwerk album “Computer World.” Being primarily a guitarist, he concentrated on rock and metal and even formed several bands. Upon discovering computers in the late 90s, Zodiacal Light set music aside for a while. An interest in electronic music was rekindled after hearing live dance club DJ sets on FM radio in the early 2000s. Soon after that, he discovered Trance though live DJ sets on the internet. Computers and music merged.

Zodiacal Light had already been tinkering around with music production software. He became serious about electronic dance music production and learned all about it through web pages, web forums, and producer friends acquired along the way. Zodiacal Light’s music can be described as progressive, melodic, and mood setting.

To date, Zodiacal Light has had 3 EPs released through Bonzai Progressive labels Green Martian and Android Records. Several remixes have been released through Bonzai as well. His remix of Lost Edit’s MK Ultra was included on the “Best of Bonzai Progressive 2007-2008″ compilation. Several other Bonzai compilations include his tracks.

The releases keep coming, so stay tuned.

EPISODE 154: Alexander Dancaless feat. Katinda – Caprice EP (Bonzai Elemental)

Alexander was born in the city of Tyumen, Russia, where he started to study music at a very early age. His strong musical formation had him writing his first productions before graduating from school. His natural sense of music and evolution drove him to work and experiment with electronic and digital productions. Alexander Dancaless developed a unique style that we can consider as the new wave of electronic music. Sound design, sticky rhythms and killer beats are the product of this new talent that will rock electronic fans around the globe. The basic styles: Tech-house, Deep-House, IDM, Downtempo.
Alexanders love of freedom defines his music as an independent and sincere one.

Katinda.
Real name – Katerina Kolpakova. A singer, musician, vocalist, author of texts and music, back vocalist and soloist of “Gypsy Jazz Band”.
Was born on 20-th of August 1988 in Tyumen (Russia). Since she was 4 years old Katinda has started to sing and has understood that she is not indifferent to music. She has passed the way from studying national musical instruments to the academic music education.
Being in creative search and having tried to create the music herself in different genres Katinda has stopped on experimental electronic music.
It was promoted by meeting A. Dancaless in 2011 who is the unique electronic wizard in her opinion. He could understand what she saw in the heart of a musical fabric.
Now Katinda also takes part in recording radio advertisements and sings with “Gypsy Jazz Band”.

EPISODE 155: Sa.Du – Siente EP (Eyepatch Recordings)

Thanos Dimitriou aka Sa.Du was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece. Got into Techno and Trance music in his early teens. He started playing music in 1994 making his debut at a local station. He made parties with some friends in clubs, industries and not only, with some big Greek guests like Mike Dee, Verros, Johnny sin and many others, until 2002.
In 2004 he came back as a dj and played in many clubs on the Greek islands.
In 2008 Sa.Du started producing techno music and made three E.Ps the Sa.Du E.P, the Kyklos E.P and the Time A Part Of Life E.P
In 2009 Sa.Du changed his music style into deep techno and minimal. He send a track to the team from Bonzai Progressive and the first E.P was released with the name Sa.Du, which opened a new page with fresh and deep sounds. Two more E.Ps followed the DREAM E.P and the MACHINE AND A MAN E.P.
2010 sees the release of his track Lost In Deep, a deep feeling track with some progressive touch and trip sounds, with some special remixes.
Today Sa.Du is collaborating with the famous Greek dj of Techno, Mikee and in 2011 we will see them together making fresh beats and parties.

-Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul- Sa.Du

EPISODE 156: Marotto – Giraffenfilet (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Born into a musical family Marotto’s interest in and for music was awaken already at an early age. Just a teenager he produced his first own electronic music. In the beginning the result was not always what he had hoped for but this did not stop him from further exploring electronic music. With the right ambition and persistency, both things Marotto does not lack, he continued to develop is own sound. Now with the right Know-How he is able to give his tracks the perfect cutting edge sound.
He started his DJ career in 2003 behind the decks of the Schwetzinger Bowlingcenter. In 2007 his very own party concept Manuelle House Therapy was a major success. Together with his mate K-Stevens from Heilbronn his MHT smashed about 200 Partypeople at Heidelberg in the Kurpfälzischem Museum back in May 2007! And only the best House Music hit the floor!

In September 2011 he graduated from the SAE-Institute in Frankfurt am Main as Audio-Engineer.

With his first two officially released tracks “Giraffenfilet” and “I Was In Wonderland” he is determined to conquer the world of electronic music once and for all.

EPISODE 157: Various Artists – Bonzai Worx – Volume 1 (Bonzai Vinyl)

Having left the vinyl market in 2005, busy reconstructing both their business model and sound, Bonzai has been flying under the radar for many out there. 2012 is a special year for the label, celebrating its 20th anniversary which is the perfect timing to share the new Bonzai sound on a market that was heavily dominated by the label throughout the 90s…Vinyl !!! Todays sound is a fresh approach on House, Tech-House and Techno. Bonzai Worx vol 1. introduces some of the labels new exclusive family members, Mindgamers, Fab Code, Hilal Tekschneider and Planisphere vs Digital Angel. Including remixes by Stefano Noferini and James Harcourt.

Available at decks.de:

http://www.decks.de/t/various_artists-bonzai_worx_-_volume_1/bz9-o1

This smashing release is supported by the best artists and media, such as: Slam, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Markus Schulz, Claude Von Stroke, Alexi Delano, Seth Troxler, Paco Osuna, Randall Jones, Anderson Noise, Claudio Coccoluto, Renato Cohen, Franco Bianco, Daniel Sanchez, Lostra, De:Bug, Tsugi Magazine, Resident Advisor, Billboard Magazine, Igloo Mag, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Houseproud TV, BLN FM Radio, 432 FM, Proton Radio, Slovak National Radio, Radio Couleur 3, WeekenderMix Radio Show, Pulzar FM, LU Radio 102.7, Radio FDS and Flaix FM Mallorca between many others!

EPISODE 158: Diego Alvez – Rush Into The Deep EP (Eyepatch Recordings)

The Portuguese producer Diego Alvez has a solid musical base that he started to build up already back in 1998 by playing the piano. He started to produce music himself in 2010 and has already quite a carreer to look back at as he has already remixed Unik (Portugal), Solunamanalia (Japan), Eco Do Ego (Portugal) and many others yet unreleased. His producing style has been influenced by names as Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Trentemoller, Fernando Fragoso and many more.

His personal taste ranges from Classical Music to Electronic Music including Minimal, Tech-House Dark and Dark-Tech but also Ambient Music.
The music Diego Alvez brings us is highlighted by sentimental melodies, intimate pianos and glitches.

EPISODE 159: Pablo Gael – A Perfect Place (Eyepatch Recordings)

Barcelona’s finest Pablo Gael makes is label debut with A Perfect Place. The release comes with the original track plus a Daniel Ray remix.

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

EPISODE 160: Active Line Six – Requiem (Bonzai Basiks)

Active Line Six first showed interest for rhythm and music in 1994. As a 17 year old he became resident at “KULUSIC”, a popular club in Zagreb, Croatia. Afterwards, he was also a resident dj at club “88” (diva futura night), which made him the youngest electronic music DJ at the time.
During the next five years he was a guest at all major clubs and parties around Croatia.
In the beginning, Active Line Six played trance and progressive music. A testament to that was the VIVID – BONZAI LABEL PARTY (Fly, Franky Cherrymoon, Kiki, Frajman, Active, Umek, Mary) he organized held at Dom Sportova on 21.01.1995.
In 1998 he became resident in club “EX” in Varazdin, where he stayed till 2000. Around that time, a new club opened in Zagreb – the “NO1″ club, where he held residence for a full 8 years with his friend DJ Nikkola. In parallel, he also did work on the “Bodywork” programme in “OTV” club Zagreb.
Soon afther that, with a team of 5 fellow DJs, he founded “Body&Soul” – a cult house programme in the famous zagreb club “THE BEST”, where many famous names of the global electronic scene came to play, such as: David Morales, Shapeshifters, Barbara Tucker, Miguel Migs, Phats&Small, Claude Monnet, Silicone Soul etc. There he stayed till 2005.
Now, 15 years later, Active Line Six does producing and arranging.

EPISODE 161: Oz Romita – Superb (Bonzai Basiks)

Oz Romita is known for his fresh and energetic style. Over the years he developed a very wide and various taste for dance music, thanks to his residencies in clubs. All records he spins are selected with great care, to create a powerful set. His capacity of mixing ranges from tribal and uplifting beats, to tech house, minimal and techno. He knows how to handle the crowd with everything he has got and he defo knows how to keep people dancing.

Oz Romita, born in Izmir, Turkey and raised in Amsterdam, has been working and rocking the scene since 1997. Worldwide he played in clubs and parties such as, Club Panama, Club Ministry, Bliss Deluxe, In Bed with Space (Amsterdam), Circo Loco (Antwerp), Café d’Anvers, La Rocca, Noxx, Hali Karnas, Scene, Infinity Festival, Suppercub Cruise, Luxurush, Heineken Music Hall, Mysteryland, Marcanti, Club Home, Lexion, Full Moon Parties (Thailand), Santa Fe, Green Mango,
Le Ranch, Club Cinco and many others.

Oz Romita’s sets are played on worldwide radio stations: Ibiza Global Radio, Bass Lover, Ramp Radio, Deep FM, Decibel, 365LiveRadio on 365MAG, Deep & Loud on Homses.net

Through the years he has spinned with many great DJs, such as: Funkerman, Koen Groeneveld, Desyn Masillio, Patch Park, Lucien Foort, Carl Cox, D. Ramirez, Sossa (Circo Loco), Jose de Divina (Circo Loco), John Digweed,
Chris Lake, Sin Plomo (In Bed With Space), Dr. Kucho, Hardsoul (Roog), Erick E, Laidback Luke, Shinedoe, Kabale und Liebe, 16bit Lolita’s and many more.

EPISODE 162: Element – Whispers EP (Monog Records)

How can we celebrate our new cover art that will represent all our future release on Monog Records? With another incredible EP from our family member Element! Element is a DJ that has been softly moving through the past years through the Portuguese dance scene, but has not been unnoticed on the dance floors he has played for. With a characteristic style and an ease on the DJ booth, typical from who’s on it’s natural element, he has been growing a small group of fans and followers since his early start as a DJ. Element entered our family with his remix for Fabinii – Children of Ecstasy and had support by artists like Paco Osuna. This time he is coming with his own EP!

EPISODE 163: Pedro Goya – Omlet Bandlet (Troia Recordings)

DJ/Producer & Audio/Mastering Engineer, Pedro Goya soon became a reference in the electronic music spectrum in Portugal. With two solo albums released and more than 18 single Ep’s released on vinyl, Pedro’s now one of the most respected producers in the underground scene. With House and Techno styles as its key production work, we can find his previous releases on such labels as Classic Music Company (Derrick Carter), Music For Freaks (Luke Solomon & Freaks), Brique Rouge, Exun, Kaato Music or OM (Mark Farina).

Timeless references as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Giorgio Moroder and Stevie Wonder, are a huge influence in everything he produces today.

As a DJ, played at numerous clubs, including the Watergate (Berlin), Moog, Fellini, and Mondo (Barcelona), Sasse (Vienna), Propaganda and Shanti (Moscow), Prozak (Warsaw), Silo (Leuven, Belgium), Hospital (Khabarovsk, Far East Russia) and Dive (Tokyo, Japan).In Portugal clubs as Alcantara-Mar (Lisbon), Maus Hábitos (OPorto), Anti-Pop Music Festival (Viana do Castelo), Lisbon Parade, Capitulo V, Kadoc (Albufeira), Op Art, Paradise Garage and Europa (Lisbon), Maré Alta (Porto), Vinyl and Via Latina (Coimbra), Marginal (Funchal), Mecca and Clubíssimo (Setúbal), among others.

In 2007 he launched Troia Recordings. With a catalog mostly comprised from “unknown” artists, the record label became the happy result of his research for new talents in electronic music.

Currently Troia Recordings is a record label with a defined musical route, having releases on vinyl and digital format.

At the age of 27 and more than a decade connected to electronic music, Pedro’s leaving no room for doubts. Music’s his translated passion in waveforms and an unavoidable name in the Electronic Music Scene.

EPISODE 164: Baltj_More – Una Pregunta EP (Piston Recordings)

Baltj_More is a new Piston Recordings artist. This is their first release with two original tracks, Una Pregunta and Never Deep. On top we added a couple of remixes from the habitués of the label, Accatone and Valeria Croft. Result… Another stunning release!

Early support from : DJ Sneak, Sasch BBc, David Labeij, Patrick, Zigon, Roger Sanchez, Slam, Benoit C, Piek, Severino Panzetta, Alexi Delano, Ka§par, Feygin, Jussi-Pekka, Hermanez, etc..

EPISODE 165: Sebastian Moreno – Stereo Drum (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Sebastian Moreno started to play in the clubs when he was 15. Soon he became resident DJ in the club Alcazar in the heart of Puttershoek. This young Dutchman as showed a great talent since the beginning, either djing or producing, everything he touches becomes instantly gold.

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 85 – MIXED BY FLY

This week we welcome back Fly to Bonzai Basik Beats!

Tracklisting – Episode 85 – mixed by Fly:

1° Sa.Du – Siente
2° Middle Rhythm – Square Roots
3° Piek – white label promo
4° Adrian C & Dubsons – Fito
5° Brett Lawrence – Think About
6° Unnamed – It’s Alright
7° Submantra – Burrizza (Jon Sweetname Remix)
8° Ed Lee – Humanity
9° Jamez & Soulboy – Julunggul (Loophole Remix)
10° Kaffein & LMD – Skyline (Matan Caspi Twilight Remix)

 

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 84 – MIXED BY OZ ROMITA

Bonzai Basik Beats epsisode 84 with Oz Romita on the controls!

Tracklisting – Episode 84 – mixed by Oz Romita:

1° Cesar Bass Romero – Where Its At (Tone Depth 6am Twisted Dub)
2° Alex Sandrino – Nothing Else Matter (Original Mix)
3° Steve Nash – Push (Original Mix)
4° Khainz – Concentr8 (Original Mix)
5° Manuel Bella & Carmen Sherry – Manicure (Dub Mix)
6° Ohm Hourani – Kuri Kuri (Original Mix)
7° Steve Lawler – Gimme Some More (Alex Sandrino Bootleg)
8° Matias Valremont – La Charrane (Original Mix)
9° Jonny Calypso – El Presidente (Original Mix)
10° Dubphone – Freitag (Oliver Bailey Remix)
11° Brisboys – Beat The System (Original Mix)
12° Alex Sandrino – Tell Jack I Used His Groove (Original Mix)

 

 

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DJ SNEAK CHARTS MIDDLE RHYTHM – THURSDAY FUNK

The legendary DJ Sneak charted Middle Rhythm – Thursday Funk from our Monog Records label!

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 83 – MIXED BY MINDGAMERS

this week we welcome Mindgamers back to Bonzai Basik Beats!

Tracklisting – Episode 83 – mixed by Mindgamers:

1° Gabriel Ananda – Hey Blop (Sebastien Leger Tropical Dub Mix)
2° Do Santos – No Comprendo (Original Mix)
3° Alex Costa – It s A Groove (Original Mix)
4° Adam Port – Someone To Love (Original Mix)
5° Sean Miller – Canibal Royal (Original Mix)
6° Solo UK – The Flea Circus (Original Mix)
7° Tapesh, Sidney Charles – I Got Ya (Original Mix)
8° Mindgamers – Can You Feel It (original mix) – UNRELEASED
9° Ramon Tapia – Thunderball (Original Mix)
10° DJ Chus, Supernov – Italoberican Grooves (Origina Mix)
11° Olivier Giacomotto – Leche De Tigre (Origina Mix)
12° D-Formation – Chinesse Beat (D-Formation Rework)

 

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 82 – MIXED BY FAB CODE

Another week, another Bonzai Basik Beats, this time with Fab Code on the controls!

Tracklisting – Episode 82 – mixed by Fab Code:

1° DJ Smilk – Delirious (Original Mix)
2° Nicole Moudaber – I Like this One (Original Mix)
3° David Berrie – Behind The Front (Original Mix) 
4° Bass Kleph – Riff Machine (Mladen Tomic Remix)
5° Stefano Noferini – Fucking House Musik (Original Club Mix)
6° Sian & Mladen Tomic – Front Pocket (Original Mix)
7° Nicole Moudaber – Break It (Original Mix)
8° Wally Lopez – What Are You Doing (Stefano Noferini Remix)
9° Mr Bizz – Bamboo (Original Mix)
10° Stefano Noferini – Fact (Original Mix)
11° DJ Falk – House Of God (2012 Update) (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
12° Jay Lumen – Whatever You Want (Original Mix)

 

 

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BONZAI PREMIUM VIDEO COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT ITUNES

Now available at iTunes 11 classic videos from the Bonzai Records catalog, from artists like Yves Deruyter, Push and Cherrymoon Trax.

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 81 – MIXED BY VICTOR MAXIMILIANO

Bonzai Basik Beats 81 with Victor Maximiliano on the decks!

Tracklisting – Episode 81 – mixed by Victor Maximiliano:

1º Chris Domingo – Get Some
2º Phonic Funk – Trapped
3º DeepSoundExpress – Tonight We Are Here
4º Sek – In The End
5º M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade – Home (Monaque Remix)
6º Maceo Plex – Under The Sheets
7º Hennings Project Ft. Daryl Str – Can’t Wait (Ricky Inch Dub)
8º Evans T – Deep Side
9º Mikalogic – Session 32
10º Lost Shade – Nebula
11º Tony Lionni – Rumours

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 11 – 2012

EPISODE 142: Middle Rhythm – Stand Off EP (Monog Records)

Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly welcome Middle Rhythm to our family with his debut EP Stand Off.

Tom Pearson (AKA Middle Rhythm) has had good standing in music ability since a young age. After spending years DJ’ing as resident in a handfull of clubs, his understanding of underground house music has grown naturally and flourished in recent years thanks to some admirable influences.

Jazz and funk undertones mixed with jackin’ beats are his guide line to make everyone shake. Stand Off EP is composed by three original tracks: Junk Monkey, Thursday Funk and ofcourse, Stand Off.

Take a listen and you will understand what we are talking about!

EPISODE 143: Redraft Memories – Red Spectro (Bonzai Progressive)

Redraft Memories of his real name Ricardo Medina, born in Mexico City in 1992 where from an early age forms and under strong influence of his father as a DJ and her sister as a percussionist, he begins to try different genres of music to stay within electronic music, specifically in Techno & House, under this influence begins deeper and deeper into the music, until it began to make his own interpretation on this, by signing in labels as Dirty Stuff Records, Bonzai, Zua (among others) and playing with word-class artist as RPO, Zobek, Vlind and Zaa, actually is one of the emerging talents of the scene, Redraft Memories is here to stay, do not lose sight!

EPISODE 144: Ed Lee – Humanity (Howz Choonz)

DJ, producer Ed Lee has put his name firmly in the limelight as one of the UKs emerging talents. Over a decades worth of experience has given Ed an unique blend of house music with a diverse edge. Being British born Chinese, Eds sound and distinct look have picked him up massive support across the globe.

2010 saw Ed working with some well known and influential labels, being on over 10 labels such as Sick Watona, No Smoking, Stripped Recordings, Impropa Talent and Endemic Digital. Support for Eds tunes has been extremely positive and has gained him recent recognition from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Mark Knight, Desyn Masiello, Roger Sanchez, Luke Fair, James Zabiela and many more. Sashas first Beatport chart for around 18 months also featured one of Eds tracks sitting at number 4 between Layo & Bushwacka and Booka Shade.

Ed is also a very gifted Dj combining flawless mixing with forward thinking music selection, blending multi genres with his DMC finalist turntablist skills into his own unique style that seamlessly cross and break boundaries. As well as being a regular with clubs across the UK, he has DJed in a forever growing list of worldwide destinations as far a field as Melbourne, Hong Kong, New York, Ibiza and San Francisco.

Ed has also played at some of the worlds biggest festivals such as Glade and Burning Man.
Juggling a busy International Dj schedule, doing radio shows on Ministry of Sound, Proton, and Electronic Groove. Ed has also been working on his production, with some serious original and remix material forthcoming, Ed Lee is definitely one to watch in the future!

EPISODE 145: Roderick Fox – Save As EP (Sounds R Us Recordings)

Roderick Fox’s music is already supported by DJs such as Alex Young, John Acquaviva, Paco Osuna, Toni Rios, Taras van de Voorde, Dandi & Ugo, Kid Massive, Benny Rodrigues, Funkerman, Mandy Jordan and many more.Up coming releases on: MBF, Definitive Records, Alchemy Records, Natura ViVa, Strom Recordings and more.

It’s surely going to be very exciting times for Fox.This is first release on Sounds R Us and he’s dropping a smashing 2 track EP with tech house with some tribal elements.

EPISODE 146: Unnamed – Sneak Peak (Eyepatch Recordings)

New artist in the Eyepatch Recordings roster. Unnamed is a mysterious producer, not keen on revealing his identity, justifying this action by saying “it should all be just about the music really!”

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

EPISODE 147: Morpheus 7 vs Nale – Sternenkind EP(Bonzai Elemental)

New Bonzai Elemental release from Morpheus 7 vs Nale. The release comes with four original tracks, Sternenkind, Can You Feel Me, 7 Miles and Deep Blue Sea.

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 80 – MIXED BY DIMITRY LISS

Bonzai Basik Beats 80 with Dimitry Liss doing a exclusive 60 min mix for you all!

Tracklisting – Episode 80 – mixed by Dimitry Liss:

1º Shades Of Gray – House Machine (London Ground Remix)
2º Agoria – Dust ft. Scalde (Oxia Remix)
3º Juan Lombardo – Voices
4º Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi – Lemon Zest
5º Yann Solo – In My Arms
6º Sebo K – Mr Duke
7º Thomas Sari – An Insight (Soul Minority Deep Mix)
8º Thyladomid – Procrastination (LondonGround Remix)y
9º DJ Rio C – Baratilo
10º Sander Young & Pieter Steijger – Ca Va

 

 

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