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The ever impressive Van Czar gets his techno groove on at Bonzai Basiks once again with his Rumba EP complete with two brilliant remixes. A truly gifted artist, Van devotes his time to music in many ways. His very successful Bonzai Basik Beats Spain, which can be heard on multiple internet radio stations, will have passed its 65th episode by the time of this release. On top of that he is also releasing material as Cysxe as well as various collaborations. Just recently he got a vinyl release on our Bonzai Worx Volume 5 series with Love Trip featuring Sugar Love. Still a lot more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.
Van Czar – Rumba (Fran Navaez Remix) is charted by Beatport in the Secret Weapons: Techno chart!
After a superb remix on Van Czar’s Rumba, Onofrio is back at the SRUR helm with the brilliant Rumble which comes backed up with three quality remixes. Get ready for this unique, energetic style as Onofrio rustles up another slice of intense Techno for your listening pleasure. On top of last week feature on the Techno genre page, Onofrio Conte – Rumble (Moll Remix) is charted by Beatport in the Secret Weapons: Techno chart!
As vinyl continues its steady rise we are pleased to present our next vinyl release, Bonzai Worx Volume 5. After the success of previous wax releases we trawled through our catalogue and came up with four of the hottest and grooviest cuts to get the etching treatment. Tracks from Van Czar featuring Sugar Love, Ecco, Sa.Du and Alfredo Mena as well as a remix from Manuel Palmitesta have all been selected this time for their diverse ranges. Expect deep, groovy, sultry, edgy, gritty and downright banging tracks on this limited pressing.
Legendary german party magazine Partysan has reviewed our last Bonzai Vinyl release, Bonzai Worx – Volume 5!
Matan is back with the irresistible Serenity which comes backed up with a remix from Audio Noir, enough to get the progressive taste bud flowing. Matan remains a very popular figure at Bonzai, his work always oozes quality and attracts a lot of attention. His last outing Aim To The Moon, did just that having gained top spots across various platforms. Always an exciting time when his stuff comes through the office.
Matan Caspi – Serenity, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Debut appearance on Piston for Blackpool, UK based DJ and producer Oli Frances with his superb Slow Mo, which also comes backed up with a top class remix from Alvaro Martins. This relatively young artist is proving to be a person of interest due to his great knowledge and love of house music. At 23 years old he has already got the attention of many in the industry having played at top nights such as Sub Sono, Edit and Kaluki in venues like Sankey’s, Bar 137 and Warehouse. On the production front he is making waves on various labels with his raw style and driving house grooves. Great to have him on board here at Piston and we hope to see more in the months ahead.
Oli Frances – Slow Mo, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Deep House genre page!
After a superb remix on Van Czar’s Rumba, Onofrio is back at the SRUR helm with the brilliant Rumble which comes backed up with three quality remixes. Get ready for this unique, energetic style as Onofrio rustles up another slice of intense Techno for your listening pleasure.
Onofrio Conte – Rumble, out this week on Sounds R Us Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Techno genre page!
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.
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!