Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal churns out another top notch cut on Bonzai Progressive with Mesmerized. Just a few months ago we saw him on remix duty for Audio Noir’s, Life which proved very popular indeed on many playlists. Since then he has racked up appearances on our Ibiza 2015 compilation as well as showings on Green Martian’s Afterhour Trax 15 and 16.
Aitra and E.F.G. debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Splash. Since childhood Aitra was interested in club music. As a result of this fascination she has begun her adventure with music production in 2011. Since then, her tracks have been released on labels such as Mistique Music, Electronic Tree. Elliptical Sun, Round Triangle, Majestic Family, Pineapple Digital or Clinique Recordings. E.F.G.’s first musical influences date back to the late ’90s, listening to tunes from acts like The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim who have played a significant role in his musical taste formation. His true passion started in 2005 after discovering trance and techno music. In 2008 E.F.G. released his first tracks and shortly after realised that his style developed into progressive house sound which is his main genre up to today. 2013 turned out as a breakthrough year for Oleg with some big achievements like double support from Markus Schulz, highly praised releases via Electronic Tree, Mistique Music and finally playing successful gigs across Poland.
Detroit based, prolific house music producer and DJ Rick Wade makes a welcome return to Piston, after a bit of a hiatus, with the superb Daedalus. It was back in 2013 when we last got a glimpse of this highly respect artist with his very much revered, Zombie. With a career spanning over 20 years, Rick utilises music as a release which in turn allows him to further his ideas and his approach to creating stunning DJ sets. A product of the heyday of deep house Rick continues to ply his trade through various radioshows with his fresh, soulful and downright dancy sets. Great to see him back with this fantastic offering and we hope to see more in the future.
Portuguese DJ and producer Roland’Sousa debuts on Monog with the wonderful Pick n Bite EP. Starting out in 2011 he started to really learn about producing music and he was part of the duo Jacknroll who had a string of top notch cuts on many different labels. In 2015 he decided to go solo and released on Household Digital. A very dedicated, committed artist, Roland’Sousa always puts his heart and soul into his music, definitely worth keeping an eye and ear on this guy.
Chris Harris is in the Bonzai Basik Beats driving seat this week with a fantastic progressive mix. We last saw Chris on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with the amazing Feels Real. Since then he has seen releases on Lost My Dog, House On Wheels and Guesthouse Music as well as an appearance on our WMC Miami compilation. Today’s mix is filled with tracks and remixes from the likes of Sergei Spatz, Fitomars, Daniel Camarillo, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Rise And Fall, Basil O’Glue, Solarstone, Blufeld, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Airwave, John ’00’ Fleming, Age Of Love and Jam & Spoon. The perfect tonic for the party heads complete with a classic slice of trance right at the end, enjoy.
NEW PATCH LIBRARY for Omnipshere 2 by Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave. 150 Patches, 26 Mind Blowing Multis – these sound like a fully produced album or sample library sample – BUT you can dive into the components and EDIT them! 26 New Airwave Effect Rack presets (including the most amazing reverb you’ve ever heard), 160 Rack Presets from PlugInGuru (this library will soon be included with every Omnisphere library – so you might already have it – consider it bonus content.)
Russian artist Sergei Spatz debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic Aquarius EP. From an early age Sergei was fond of art and after graduating from art school he got the idea to make music. In 2009 he released his first track called Berlin Calling under his first alias, Pierrot. After a short break away from music he came back and began producing for labels like ADRO Records, Aeriform Records, Terracotta , BC2, Mistique Music, OLD SQL Recordings and Deep Blue Eyes. He quickly gained a lot of support and respect from worldwide artists such as Following light, Ewan Rill, Magnetic Brothers, Loquai, AquAdro, Milos Miladinovic, Stanisha, Julian Rodriguez, Scotty.A, German Angeleri and many others, a fine asset to have and one which we are excited about.
Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich is back with the impressive Bodhisattva. Last time out we saw Ashuar gain a lot of support and no doubt this one will be no exception. The original mix of Bodhisattva intros with a punchy kick as sweeping FX cascade in the background. Subtle percussive elements come through as winding synths fade in along with a superb, deep rolling bassline that drives the groove beautifully. The track settles into a deep progressive vibe that really grabs a hold of you and locks you in with its obsessive qualities. On the break that bassline takes over and hypnotises as it fades in and out to the backdrop of eerie synths and distant spoken vocal. A nod to the hedy days of progressive here that will definitely grab the attention of many jocks no doubt.