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Argentine DJ and producer Ariel Parra aka A.R.E.S. debuts on Progrez with the stunning Belisha Beacon. Ariel’s love for music began after listening to Grunge Rock and the many bands that lie in that genre. He played in his own band for a number of years, before they set their sights on a more electronically fused sound. Since 2011, after starting to produce his own works under the A.R.E.S. guise, he released tracks on Balkan Connection S.A, Green Snake Records, Massive Harmonys, Ambber Records and Entangled. During this time he also put in some live shows before he edits his first album, Truth Be Told with 8 original tracks under the Ambber label.
A.R.E.S – Belisha Beacon, out this week on Progrez, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Last week Airwave gave a short interview for Relentless Beats website, speaking about his latest mix compilation In The Mix 001, his gigs, podcast and upcoming releases! “A few months ago I didn’t know who Airwave was. Then he releases In The Mix 001: Progressive Sessions. This album is amazing, and if you haven’t heard it ,do yourself a favor and go listen to it. Then I found his podcast and have been hooked on that ever since. Oh, and I got the chance to meet him and interview him. How neat is that? We talked about his new album, the podcast, and why he has changed his name so many times over the years.”
You can read the full interview on the link bellow:
Alexey Lisin is back and this time around he enlists the vocal talents of Ann Di on the superb Gloss. Alexey’s last outing saw him utilise vocals from Ange on Vesna, and we have no doubt this new pairing will yield another great result.
Alexey Lisin featuring Ann Di, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Just For House notches up a gear with a cool heavy kick and crisp slicing hat that carries a lot of weight as it cuts up the frequencies. Pure house driven chord stabs linger through the groove as a deep probing bass comes in to get those asses shakin’. Drum patterns form up and let loose with a solid driving rhythmic flow that will definitely have the floors moving. Cool vocals and high strings add texture and allow this track to shine. A soon to be firm favourite no doubt.
On top of this week’s feature, Leandro Di – Just For House (Original Mix) is charted by Beatport in the Must Hear Deep House chart!
Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich heads back into Bonzai Progressive territory with the brilliant two tracker Thought The Smoke. Ruslan was last round these shores back in May 2015 with Bodhisattva which saw good support and features on top download portals.
Ruslan Vashkevich – Thought The Smoke, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
Argentinean DJ and producer Leandro Di debuts on piston with his Love From Another Woman EP. Leandro started out listening to funk, disco and jazz which began to shape his musical tastes and added influences like deep basses and hypnotic rhythms. As the years progressed he got into DJing and played styles like deep house, house, acid house and tech house. His impressive catalogue of tracks have seen releases on labels like Vulcania Records, Ho Records, Making Smiles, Restore Music and Complex Textures to name just a few.
Leandro Di – Love From Another Woman EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Our Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 16 where we take you deep into the rabbit hole of progressive grooves, a place where your imagination becomes reality to the backdrop of some of the finest sounds around. 20 top notch cuts featuring remix and original works from artists such as Airwave, Art Of Trance, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Platunoff, Rick Pier O’Neil, Sebastian Busto, Andrees & Yakoff, Michael Berklin, Manu Riga & Fe Malefiz, Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Lank, Stan Kolev, Audio Noir, Rosa Project, Dina Eve, Waywork & Gebio, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Kay D, Manu F, Julian Dep, Ri9or, Dimitry Molosh, Ametron, EDwan Rill, AudioStorm, Diogo Ribeiro and Altek, are on hand to deliver pumping prog house grooves to our senses. A must have tool in your collection no doubt.
Club Trax Progressive House 16, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport!
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Alexey Samotarev returns to Bonzai Progressive with his latest deep progressive offering, Midnight Pinball. We always get an air of excitement around the office when this guys stuff drops in the box. No wonder, as his previous cuts with testify that he sure knows how to deliver the goods. We last got a glimpse of this guy on Audio Noir’s Now & Zen album as well as multiple appearances on various Bonzai compilations. Great to see more from this talented artist and we hope to see much more in the future.
Samotarev – Midnight Pinball, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
CompleteJ aka US based DJ and producer Josh Routin debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Tell-Tale. Josh spins regularly at various clubs and holds a residency at Kingdom Austin Night Club as well as being a part of Real Music Events. Over the last few years he has worked alongside many artists and has seen releases on the likes of Beat Binge, Deep Binge, Tiger Records, Big Alliance Records, Peakhour Music, Pyramid Recordings, Pop Rox Muzik, Soniquarium Muzika, LuPS Records, GruvTech Recordings and Pulse Records. Delighted to have him on board and look forward to more in the future.
CompleteJ – Tell-Tale, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at Progressive House genre page!
Beat Talk Records in a fresh new label in the Bonzai stable with the A&R run by Rise And Fall aka Anton Vishniakov and D. Goodman aka Daniel Goodman. The label’s aim is to provide the best cutting edge sounds in Progressive House, Tech-House and Techno. Our first five releases will feature some heavy hitting big names as well as new tracks from upcoming producers. Leading the way with its first release will be the fantastic DJ and producer Rise and Fall with his Blast Pit EP, and given this guys track record we are in for a hell of a ride.
Anton came to prominence since his very first release back in 2013 with The Glow on Monster Deep and he has continued to impress with sizzling cuts on Bonzai Progressive, JOOF and Mistique Music among others. Daniel brings his skills as a DJ to the table, a keen ear and the desire to source new music is key and will no doubt play a pivotal role in this new partnership. A formidable duo for sure who are seeking to change things up , stay tuned for more.
Van Czar gave a short interview for Madrid Nightlife Blog after his last gig at Taboo, Madrid. Van Czar grew up in Brussels, Belgium and he was very keen on listening and thinking about music. From the age of just 12 he was able to understand music and the processes involved within it. At 14 he got his first piece of equipment and has not looked back since.
In the early days Van was playing Belgian hard trance as he was heavily influenced by the Cherrymoon Club and in particular the Bonzai sound. Later on he would find the raw side of Detroit Techno and Chicago House and he then started to play gigs around Belgium in clubs like StarTraxx.
Van Czar has a special ability to engage with the crowd. He is versatile and adapts to any kind of gig or event he takes part in. He loves a clubby atmosphere as well as “hype” events.
Now producing quality Techno and Deep House, Van likes to inject sensual voices and multiple FX to get the adrenaline flowing, and it’s his diverse background in music that allows him to succeed in this.
As sound evolves so does Van, he is at the forefront of a dynamic industry and he has the tools to stay there.
His tracks have seen big support in the DJ circuit and he has collaborated with ‘top’ artists like Marcin Czubala. Van has a very busy schedule these days with more EP’s in the works and gigs around the Madrid area coming thick and fast. He has also started a radioshow ‘Bonzai Basik Beats Spain’ that is broadcasted all around the world with a showcase on the best from Bonzai’s past, present and future.
You can read the full interview on the link bellow:
“Since quietly appearing on the scene at the beginning of 2013, Audio Noir has slowly built up a strong reputation for creating atmospheric and dance floor friendly productions. In a short space of time, Audio Noir has gained support by many of the industries most notable DJ’s; including: Paul Oakenfold, Solarstone, John 00 Fleming, Airwave, Gai Barone, John Creamer, M.I.K.E Push, Matan Caspi & many more. Having received his “lucky break” by signing on with the ultra classic label – Bonzai Progressive, Audio Noir has gone from strength to strength releasing material on other respectable labels such as Perfecto, J00F & Green Martian, EDM Ravers & more. Releasing quality productions & remixes regularly, the Adelaide based producer shows no signs of letting up with his follow up Album due for release late 2015! Also look out for a steady stream of new releases slated for the rest of the year.
Audio Noir is a very talented and promising artist that he is about to take the world of electronic music by storm and we are glad that he decided to accept our challenge and he answered more than 20 questions in his own personal way. Great personality that is reflected in his advanced super progressive sounds. Enjoy his answers.
Interview is written and conducted by Dimitri Kechagias, Music Journalist and Radio Dj at 1mix radio”
You can read the full interview on the link bellow
Joe Le Blanc aka Giacomo Bisciarri marks his Bonzai Elemental debut with the superb Trick Trock EP. This new project from Giacomo was started in early 2015 and has already seen a raft of quality releases on various labels such as Lounge Colour, Dubfeet and New Creatures. He digs deep into chilldom and downtempo with the odd drum n bass and deep house effort thrown in for good measure. Delighted to have him on board and we look forward to more in the future.
Joe Le Blanc – Trick Trock EP, out this week on Bonzai Elemental, is featured by Beatport in the Chill Out genre page!
Manu Riga returns with another of his superb solo efforts, this time around he focuses in on some stunning deep and grooving progressive vibes with The Fallen EP. Manu continues to serve Bonzai well with his unique brand of prog, he always delivers on the quality front which is a testament to his character and his abilities as a talented artist and musician. It is these qualities and a passion for music that drive this guy on and it’s also what steers other, like minded producers in his direction. Over the last few years a raft of collaborations have come out of Manu’s studio. The most recent being an excellent partnership with Alex Vidal and their When Worlds Collide release. Guest DJ mixes remain a constant also, Ethnoscience and Escape on radio stations such as Progressive Beats and Pure.FM are fast becoming a common feature and have been gaining lots of support from all over. Still much, much more to come from this outstandingly talented artist, so stay tuned for more.
Manu Riga – The Fallen EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Our Afterhour Trax series hits its 17th instalment and delivers another round of some of the best progressive grooves around. This time around we have selected outstanding tracks from labels like Bonzai Progressive, Kunai and Mistique Music. 20 tracks and remixes come from on form artists such as Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Subconscious Tales, Ametron, Rise and Fall, Audio Noir, Ruslan Vashkevich, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefic, Blufeld, Horizons, Matan Caspi, Nico Ferrero, Christopher Hermann, Tomin Tomovic and Aniko Tomowitch. A superb pack filled with top notch prog vibes that will fast become an important tool in your crate.
Afterhour Trax 17, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
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