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PISTON RECORDINGS LABEL NIGHT #2 @ MUSICBOX LISBON

Piston Recordings Label Night #2 @ Musicbox Lisbon

Lineup:

Ruca & Jonski
Accatone
Rogério Martins

8 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 79 – MIXED BY ACCATONE

This week we got Accatone behind the wheels of steel!

Tracklisting – Episode 79 – mixed by Accatone:

1° Durerstuben – Sonnenblut Am Platz Der Perlen 
2° Dinky – Sealed
3° Coat Of Arms- Lovin Together
4° Alex Niggemann – Boujuma
5° Terrence Parker – Love’s Got Me High (Jimpster Remix)
6° Ray Okpara – Blue Me Blues
7° Agoria, Carl Craig & La Scalars – Speachless (Carl Craig Remix)
8° OBX – It’s All I Know (Trippin On Air)
9° Dinky – Polvo
10° Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City – Future (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix)
11° Jimpster – Alsace & Lorraine (Josh Wink Interpretation #2)
12° Accatone – Your Smile

 

 

8 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

MOVIMENTO PERPETUO – SATURDAY 3rd OF MARCH 2012

 

Piston Recordings in a joint venture with a collective of friends and music lovers (Movimento Perpétuo) set up a All-Day free event along with the town hall of Setúbal – Portugal, where the label is based.

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2 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 09 – 2012

EPISODE 134: The Idem – Non Bis In Idem (Progrez)

The Idem had her first contact with electronic music production at the age of 18 with the well-known Reason and quickly noticed that this was a wide and wonderful world, beginning to create her own rhythms and grooves in the styles Hardtechno and Techno-house which was what she liked at the time. Of course all beginning is difficult and good results need time and a long learning process, a road which she embarked all by herself.
Then she bought some turntables to play music and gain knowledge, taste, and start getting into the world of music.

Age 20 she created several Hard-Techno tracks and sent them to various record companies. The spanish label Jaxx Records was the first to respond positively to the music and showed interest in publishing her creations. Unfortunately the deal never happened due to the bad situation in which the music market was in at the time.

Age 23 she begins to build a small studio and buys the famous Ableton Live and some powerful synthesizer and starts again to create many tracks an loops that remained unfinished as she was not satisfied of their sound.

Now, age 25 after long and hard work to get the sound to be what she wants it to be her first EP gets released referring to her stage name: Non Bis In Idem

The Idems style when creating music ranges from Progressive House, Deep Tech-House, Minimal Tech-House, Electro House always with a personal touch from Deep Electronic Music.

Influences: Jean Michelle Jarre, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Sasha, Fedde le Grand, Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Marco Bailey, Radio Slave, Trentemoller, Booka Shade, Mauro Picotto, Cristian Varela, Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, Danny Tenaglia, Ben Sims, Henry Saiz, Marc Marzenith, Paco Osuna, Oscar Mulero, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Guy Gerber, Robert Babicz, Dave Clarke, Chris Liebing, Aril Brikha, Axwell, Alex Under, Timo Maas, Clode and many more.

EPISODE 135: Rishi K. – Neon Jungle (Howz Choonz)

For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.

Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.

He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.

His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.

EPISODE 136: Abi-Q & Raw-E – Jerome (Bonzai Progressive)

New release from Abi-Q & Raw-E in Bonzai Progressive. The single comes with the original track Jerome plus a Crocy Remix on top.

 

2 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 78 – MIXED BY MINDGAMERS

Mindgamers are this weeks Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow guests!

Tracklisting – Episode 78 – mixed by Mindgamers:

1° Ant Brooks – Starlight (Original Mix)
2° Trisco – Musak (NiCe7 Remix)
3° Wally Lopez, MYNC, Laura Woods – No Pare La Musica (Original Mix)
4° Carl Cox – Chemistry (Nicole Moudaber Remix)
5° Wally Lopez – What Are You Doing (Stefano Noferini Remix)
6° DJ Chus, Oliver Moldan – U Got 2 Have It (Original Mix)
7° Dj Tonio – Get The Funk (Oliver Giacomotto Remix)
8° Zoo Brazil – The Big Rose (Original Mix)
9° SIL – Windows (Sonny Wharton rmx)
10° Sinisa Tamamovic – The New Generation (Original Mix)
11° Christian Cambas, Umek, Pleasurekraft – Heroes Of The Night (Pleasurekraft Remix)
12° Sebastien Leger – Grey Sky amp Yellow Coconuts (Original Mix)
13° Doomwork – Centauri (Original Mix)

 

 

1 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

TWINS IN MIND – SAD IN JOY – BEATPORT FEATURE

Twins In Mind – Sad In Joy (Bonzai Elemental) is featured at Beatport Chill Out genre page!

27 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 08 – 2012

EPISODE 127: Vasco – Vasco EP (Piston Recordings)

Debut release from Vasco, with a self-titled EP featuring three original tracks, in a deep and tech fashion.

Vasco is a new moniker/project of José Reis, most know as Accatone, where he explores a more electronic and raw sound, the antithesis of his organic and smooth influences from previous works.

Music to warm your soul this winter.

Early support list:

Laurent Garnier – really like this a lot — will play of course 7/10
Patrick Zigon – great ep! 8/10
Francesco Grant – Oh cool! Great job! 9/10
Severino Panzetta – The right reason is my fav Say goodbye is pretty nice too 8/10
Sasch BBC – nice! the right reason for me! 8/10
Danny Tenaglia – thanks!!! 9/10
Alexi Delano – Nice!! 7/10

EPISODE 128: 06R – Air (Green Martian)

New release in Green Martian, from 06R. The release comes with two tracks, Original mix and 4 On The Floor Mix.

EPISODE 129: Oz Romita – Idiots EP (Sounds R Us Recordings)

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 130: Various Artists – Eyepatched – Volume 1 (Eyepatch Recordings)

Eyepatched – Volume 1 is the first vinyl release on the deep house label Eyepatch Recordings which was launched a little over 1 year ago. Eyepatch has gained a lot of traction since it’s launch and is now supported by DJ’s such as Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, Joy Kitikonti, Nick Warren, Airwave, … The EP includes 4 especially crafted tracks by new generation artists Accatone, Ittai Barkai, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi and Victor Maximiliano. The first track on this release by Accatone is a vinyl exclusive track.

EPISODE 131: Sa.Du – Let Your Funk EP (Bonzai Basiks)

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 132: Twins In Mind – Sad In Joy (Bonzai Elemental)

Twins in Mind is a new project inspired and created by three musicians who live in three different countries (Belgium, Greece and Canada).

The project name refers to their strong bond, which they describe as being brothers in heart and mind.

This bond and also their passion for music and especially Twins In Mind grew stronger and stronger, despite the obvious distance among them.

All three were inspired by the infamous musical project Enigma from Michael Cretu, so they decided to put their hands together to create this project which soon developed its own, new distinctive sound, fresh and deep enough to touch many souls in the world, no matter what continent, religion or age.

Skeptical? Take a listen and join the fantastic world of Twins In Mind with their first release and album Sad In Joy.

A mystical 51 minute chill out journey through 12 tracks spiced up with 5 bonus remixes by Cammiloo and an exclusive 48 minute continuous chill out mix from all album tracks.

EPISODE 133: BeatBlenderz – Fiesta Picante (Eyepatch Recordings)

What do You get when You put two highly talented Dj’s together. DJ Alexis Pattersun with his pure and groovy musical choice and DJ Zohm and his 3 decades of own developing turntable techniques and a wide range of music experiences. Meanwhile those “wheels of steel freaks” deliver more rhythmical extra’s than You ever absorbed before, and this without the loss or forgetting the warmness and originallity that electronic music can express.

They are known for building more than just a regular party, every night is another story, a souvenir , a sound and loop collage of the finest. Some DJ’s fear them, cause of their provocative “mind blasting” spinning. Others love them cause of their original approxiative way of serving music to a dancing crowd. Sometimes with a slice of self made samples or film-text-anecdotes, sometimes with crazy sounds or test-records, the sky has no limits.

Or better, Mothers… lock up Your daughters…The Beatblenderz are among us

 

24 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 77 – MIXED BY LUCIO GRANDI

This week we have Lucio Grandi as special guest to our Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow.

Tracklisting – Episode 77 – mixed by Lucio Grandi:

1° Accatone – The Bass Quest
2° Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (Mute: Remix)
3° Brett Lawrence – Behind The Wire
4° Efron – The Bunker
5° Charles Ramirez – Sundays In The Shade (Piek Remix)
6° Tish – Couple More
7° Villa Gombao Inc. – Just A Feeling
8° Daniele Kama – Above The Sunshine (Charles Ramirez Remix)
9° Adrian C – Cala Mine
10° Accatone – I Was There
11° Rodrigo Soria – Amarelo Verde (Efron Remix)
12° Lights Electronika & Valeria featuring Kash – Multiply
13° Lights Electronika – Ra (Piek & Thinaik Reinterpretation)

 

 

23 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – PODCAST MIX – EPISODE 4

Fourth audio podcast available with an episode from Bonzai Basik Beats with Antidote in the mix.

Playlist:

1° Kentaro Kaji – Arashi
2° Kentaro Kaji – You Sexy
3° Dennis Franchi – Rituals
4° Wits To Wear – Shakespeare (Telltale Mix)
5° Fab Code – The Muppet (Original Mix)
6° Matt Silver & Brisboys – Voxtrot (Fab Code Remix)
7° Cee Cee Cox – Shine On (Heavy Original Mix)
8° Kernel Key – Forklift
9° Verche – Roots (Original Mix)
10° MiniTech Project – Smash It (Jimmy Galle Remix)
11° Chantola – Ibiza Soul (Johnny S Terrace Mix)
12° Cee Cee Cox – Playground (Swingset Original Mix)

Antidote was the brainchild from 90’s Bonzai A & R Marnik Braeckevelt, started in 2003 together with Belgian musical chameleon Airwave.

The idea was to bring a musical antidote against all rubbish cheesy trance out there and they succeeded with club hits such as Sciabada, Paraglider and most of all What Time Is Love, their infamous cover from the KLF classic which was championed by the likes of Armin van Buuren and Markus Schulz.

Marnik Braeckevelt has been in the music business for 20 years now, starting at N.E.W.S Distribution and creating compilations such as Serious Beats, he got in touch with the flavoring club scene of the 90’s. A company where he also got the opportunity to make his very first record named I Can’t Stop under the name Mellow Mellow which was a Europe wide club classic. The track was even picked up by John Digweed and Sasha for the first American version of their highly regarded Northern Exposure series.

About a year later he moved on to work for Antler-Subway becoming A & R for their Dance Opera imprint. After 2 years he was contacted by DJ Fly, owner and founder of Bonzai Records to come and join forces at his label.

Within months Marnik & DJ Fly laid the foundation for an even more successful period of the Bonzai labels increasing their reach on an international level and make Bonzai to what it is today, a leader and musical innovator.

During the past 16 years being part of Bonzai, Marnik has done a series remixes of which his remix together with M.I.K.E for Private Productions – Sexdrive is without a doubt the most famous one and which was also picked up by Paul Oakenfold for one of his Global Underground mix CD’s. Additionally he’s done a series of productions with Airwave under various names of which Antidote is the most known one for the public.

Nowadays Marnik is together with DJ Fly, Bonzai All Stars, a brand new concept that covers the past 20 years of Bonzai as a label on stage and working in their in 2003 newly formed company Banshee Worx which continues the Bonzai legacy both as a label and digital distribution for like minded labels.

 

17 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 07 – 2012

EPISODE 117: Nancy Burrello & Digital Angel – Blue Heart (Bonzai Progressive)

New release in Bonzai Progressive, this time with Nancy Burello & Digital Angel, together for a stunning progressive stormer titled Blue Heart. The single comes with the original track plus two remixes from Manu Riga and Jake Shelton.

EPISODE 118: BrightLight – Offbeat Elite (Eyepatch Recordings)

New release in Eyepatch Recordings from BrightLight. The release comes with three original tracks, Offbeat Elite, Highscore Avenue and Something Else.

EPISODE 119: Placid Larry – The Mulberry Tree (Bonzai Elemental)

Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg — better known as Johannesburg — and in Tshwane — better known as Pretoria — before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

EPISODE 120: Various Artists – Progrez EP – Volume 5 (Progrez)

Fifth volume of the Progrez EP series, this time with four original tracks and remixes from Blue Foundation, Jim Rivers, Tali Freaks vs Nagarrius, MetronomeS and Smart Wave.

EPISODE 121: Birkenmeier – Android (Bonzai Basiks)

Birkenmeier was born in France in 1987
Since his childhood he has been lulled by music thanks to his musical family.
In 2000 he discovered the arrival of Minimal Techno in Europe and then in France, which for him, was a real revelation.

So he obtained basic production software and began to created his first tracks having fun with samples.
The rapid progression of the Minimal Techno movement incited him to master his musical technique and invest in efficient material.

Today his home studio in Nimes in the south of France is well equipped with an Ableton Suite 8 , an APC80, a Kaossilator Pro, and multiple controllers which enables him to create quality tracks and to sign with many labels around the world such as:

-Truth Underground Recordings (Hollywood)
-Stellar Phonics Recordings (Liban)
-Bonzai Records (Belgique)
-Beat Tech Records (Colombie)
-Phäntom Records (France)
-Beat Control Records (Brésil)

Winner of the Remix Contest organized by Phantom Records (a growing label of Avignon France) he know producing just as well as remixing artists such as

– Alvaro Bacchi – Que cara esta la cebolla
– Patrice W. – Stop Talking
-Tom Almex – Monodeck
– Liv Stone – Kill you DJ

He is currently preparing a live Minimal Techno with which he intends to make a lasting impression and kick-start his DJ career.

EPISODE 122: Sajed – RPS (Green Martian)

New Green Martian release from Sajed, a Iranian EDM producer/remixer and DJ.
The release comes with two original tracks, RPS and Nights.

EPISODE 123: Airwave – Atlas Winds (L*C*D Recordings)

A true activist in Electronic music of all kinds for well over 15 years, Belgian Airwave’s discography counts more than 250 records and dozens of remixes, many of them being supported by the biggest names of the industry. Genius Composer and Performer, the man’s imprint on the scene is remarkable.

Hit by surprise by a virus called Electronic Dance music, Laurent developed his knowledge of music and technology in Parallel until his first demos saw the light of day in may of 1995. 1996 saw him release his first tracks on the infamous Bonzai imprint, but that is 1998 that saw him grow up and become the progressive trance artist we know today, with the release of his first Airwave record, I want to Believe, immediately picked up by UK’s own Sasha and Oakenfold, and later on by up and coming youngster Tiesto, gaining popularity as much as he was playing Laurent’s records. The same can be said about the whole dutch trance scene, in which Laurent’s records were and still are omnipresent.

That is how Laurent developed his DJ and performing career from back then, having several gigs worldwide, from Tokyo to San Francisco, from Auckland, NZ to Toronto, and from Manchester to Athens. Hundreds of gigs saw him perform at the world’s biggest clubs of those times, Slinky, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, The Gallery, 1015, Dopler in Bratislava, and many others, all of them had the chance to welcome Laurent Airwave one day, if not several times, which proves that you do not need to over-commercialize your music to get rewarded all around the world.

«Everyday is full of new challenges, and limits only exist into the human brain» are Airwave’s words of wisdom for every single day. Do not limit the man to a single genre, as his 15 years in the business gave him the ability to execute any style of music with a true sense of perfection and achievements.

EPISODE 124: Fab Code – Never Give Up (MInt & Mustard Recordings)

At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. At age 6 he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and disco playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk. All this built up in him to a music culture dominated by rhythm and groove.

In the early 80s he began his DJ career (as DJ Fab) and became resident in a trendy club in Brussels called -Disco Steve-. Residencies and bookings would follow one another until 1988, playing in many local clubs, always quality venues, such as Le Veaudeville, Le Garage, Le Variete, La Pergola, Le Disque Rouge (Fuse), Las Vegas, and many others. The musical styles he spins with finesse and technique are funk, disco and new wave, the hype music for this era.

After hanging up his DJ gloves to explore new musical fields, music production, we see him reappear in 1989 with the release of his debut single -Warbeat- under the pseudonym Bassline Boys. The success was immediate following the mini scandal triggered by this title when it was broadcasted in Chistophe Dechavanne’s -ciel mon mardi- (TF1 – French TV), and the musical response entitled -On se calme (Mr. Dechavanne)- turned into a massive hit in France, selling over 400,000 copies and awarded with a gold record. New Beat, Acid House, Techno and Hardcore releases will succeed during the following years under various monickers, such as Fax Yourself, BSR, Defcon, DSK, Hydrowave, Speed Limit, etc.

In 1994 he decided to return to the turntables, and when he met Claude El Divino (City Parade) he joined the -Underground Energy- team, which allowed him play in one of the most prestigious clubs of Belgium, the Extreme. After a series of bookings with Energy Underground he became a resident at Extreme. Other residencies and bookings followed, including La Raza, Planet Hardcore, Cocoon, Illusion, Zenith, Pavarotti and so on.

After a break from both the deejaying and studio work during the early 2000s, he comes back in 2006 with a new challenge, creating and running his own DJ Bar, which will be called -bar©ode-. The project took its flight, the parties became famous throughout Belgium and abroad, and renowned DJs lined up behind bar©odes decks. Pole Folder (Bedrock Records), Filterheadz (I Love Techno), CP (Pulse Factory) Ecco (KMB records), Rudy (Fuse), Xian (Cafe dAnvers), Milo (You), Dave Kane, Trap House, to name a few.

Inspired by the name of his latest project -bar©ode- DJ Fab became Fab Code, and after the bar closed late 2007, he resumed the hunt for bookings. He joined the team of DJ Ecco called -United Elektro- and also played at -Dance Machine- and -Acid Or Not- parties until the end of 2009, then Fab decided to move and settle in the United Kingdom.

Freshly landed in Manchester, his new home, he went back to work and returned to the recording studio to relaunch his career as a producer and composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB), on the label Bonzai Progressive and on the label Mint & Mustard.

EPISODE 125: Lucio Grandi – Plastic People (Howz Choonz)

Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.
His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.

Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.

But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.

Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.

Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.

He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.

He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.

Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on Bonzai Basiks.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.

EPISODE 126: Wonji – Lord I’m Still Standing (Eyepatch Recordings)

Juan 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.

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 76 – MIXED BY FLY

Bonzai Basik Beats – Episode 76, brought to you by Fly!

Tracklisting – Episode 76 – mixed by Fly:

1° Efron – The Bunker
2° Yonathan Dahan & Torsten Zarth – Elevate
3° Brett Lawrence – Behind the Wire (Valeria Croft Remix)
4° Daniele Kama – Above the Sunshine (Charles Ramirez Remix)
5° Jimmy Galle – What Women Want (Dimitry Liss Deep Edit)
6° Oz Romita – Rolling (Audioknob Remix)
7° Project KF – Just Can’t Stop (Joal Remix)
8° Villa Gombao – Budatech
9° Joal – Storyteller
10° Hilal Tekschneider – Don’t Say where we’re Going
11° Piekfein – La Cajita de Musica (Accatone Remix)

 

 

16 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

PLACID LARRY – THE MULBERRY TREE FEATURED AT BEATPORT

Placid Larry – The Mulberry Tree (Bonzai Elemental) is featured at Beatport Chill Out genre page!

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OZ ROMITA – PUMPING @ #3 DJ TUNES TOP 100

Oz Romita – Pumping (Dennis Hercules Latin Remix) out on Mint & Mustard Recordings reached number 3 on the DJtunes.com general top 100!

9 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

PISTON RECORDINGS LABEL NIGHT @ MUSICBOX LISBON

Piston Recordings Label Night @ Musicbox

Accatone – Steady Pace (Artist Album / Pre-Release Party)

Lineup:

Accatone
Vitor Silveira aka Ramboiage
Rogério Martins
Nzagi

 

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