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Finnish DJ, producer and Club 86 Recordings label boss Chantola returns to Bonzai Progressive after a bit of a hiatus with the superb Casablanca. It was almost 18 months ago when we got our last glimpse of this guy with the fantastic It’s Not What You Say, which was well received among many. Since then he has been quite buy with some juicy releases on his Club 86 Recordings among others. Always nice to see this guy back, he’s been around BP for quite a while now and we’ve no doubt he will continue to deliver the goods. Casablanca comes backed up with two top notch remixes.
Andrew Michael debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker, Self Control. The title track, Self-Control kicks us off with a nice punchy kickdrum with a super crisp hat on the offset and various percussive elements filling in the gaps. The bass suddenly looms large and takes the groove on its progressive house fuelled journey. On the way we pick up a rising pad that fades into the sound beautifully providing a wonderfully atmospheric vibe. Cool, subtle chords litter the background as those pads intensify and transform into a pulsing lead. A kaleidoscope of colourful sounds deliver a very rich mosaic that keeps you locked in, trying to filter out all the different patterns. A fantastic, epic ride that will have you coming back for more and more, top notch.
Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe make up Argentine DJ and producer duo Southern Groove. The guys combine various styles and bring their own influences to the table resulting in cool and diverse sounds. House music is their main genre and their years of experience ensure that only the very best sounds are unleashed. They have seen releases on labels like Eernal Sunday, UranoBeat Records, Digital Void, Different Attitudes, Heavy and more. In the DJ sets the create you may find influences from pioneers like Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Alfredo Fiorito, Frankie Knuckles,
Marshall Jefferson, Todd Terry and Moodymann. A truly dynamic duo who we are delighted to have on board at Piston.
Spanish DJ and producer Adrian Roman debuts on our Progrez imprint with the superb Reverse, which comes backed up with delicious remix from Phat Traktor and Bern Gomez. From a young age Adrian was interested in music, he took guitar lessons at age 8 before he started to listen to electronic music. He became interested in DJing and got hold of the tools needed to hone his skills. Production soon followed and he became fascinated with creating something from scratch. Releases on various top labels have came to fruition over the last couple of years and he is definitely making a name for himself on the circuit. Plenty more from this guy in the future so keep your eyes peeled for more.
Atsunori Murata debuts on Green Martian with the tantalising two tracker Vanishing Point EP. A relative newcomer on the scene this guy has a few releases under his belt on various labels including Fourreal Records, Clinique Recordings and Suffused Music. We’re pleased to have him here at GM and hope to see more in the future.
Egyptian brothers Ahmed and Adham Goda aka Goda Brother debut on Bonzai Elemental with the wonderful Rejection Story EP. With a very keen interest in music the guys decided to DJ together and quickly rose to prominence with their exciting mixes. They have made many guest appearances on top radioshows around the world and from here they will only get bigger and better. Their sets are dominated primarily by driving progressive grooves and occasionally they will dip into other genres. 2015 saw them embark on a production journey that has taken off with gusto already. Huge support has come from all quarters and their track Versa on Revelation Records has been very well received. Big things ahead for these guys and we’re happy to have them on board at Elemental to show the world their chill out side.
A most welcome return to Bonzai Basik Beats for Airwave, the legend. What can be said about this guy that hasn’t already been said. He continues to inspire with his expertly crafted, unique tracks. He remains committed to his cause of spreading his music to the world while keeping his integrity intact. No wonder he commands an army of fans in every corner of the world. Recently he has revved up a gear with his DJing having travelled the world playing at various gigs and launching the brand new artist mix series In The Mix. During this time he was busy producing quality cuts like his latest offering A Touch Of Grace with its driving, energetic progressive vibe, you can check it out in the mix today. Also featuring in today’s selection is tracks and remixes from Matt Holliday, Phoebus, Alex Vidal, Audio Noir, Phi Phi, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Blufeld, Chris Oblivion and Satinka. The perfect tonic to kick off the weekend party session.
Dharam Vir aka Dharmalogy debuts on Bonzai Progressive with stunning Back To 315. He got his first taste of electronic music at the age of 12 and immediately he felt a deep connection with hypnotic sounds that could lead one into a beautiful trance-like state of mind. He started his career as a DJ with the sole intention of letting his sounds reach people and soon started getting massive recognition for his unique style of music. The travelling and playing for different audiences in different cities, soon led to his need to express himself truly through his own music and sounds. His productions have an undeniable progressive vibe full of the atmospheric sounds that transport you to some other place, and have been receiving great support from artists like Fernando Ferreyra, D-Phrag, Praveen Achary, Kash Trivedi and Max Graham to name a few. Delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more soon.
Bad Decisions intros way down in the depths as bubbling bass sounds make a showing alongside a pounding kick and sharp percussion. The rhythm gathers pace as those percussions light up the groove with sharp, slicing hits. Cool spoken vocals come through and blend perfectly into the tech house fusion that ensues. A subtle, tight drum arrangement keeps this groove in check and becomes a big focus outside of that superb bassline. A masterful slice that will definitely have the floors buzzing.
Montenegro based producer AudioStorm aka Ognjen Vukovic returns to Bonzai Progressive with the outstanding Seismic Activity which comes backed up with two fantastic remixes. His debut – Oblivion EP, came back in May 2015 and quickly gained a lot of attention with features on top download portals. Since childhood this guy has been honed in on quality sounds and these early inspirations have helped him shape the superb progressive style we know today.
Piston welcomes back UK based Capryo for another round of his delectable deep tech house flavours with his Titan EP. Back in November 2014 we got a taste of this guy on his Piston debut with his Hold Back EP. Since then he has saw his music released on Restore Music, HiFi Stories and Overdrive as well as a showing on Bonzai Progressive’s Tech House Toolbox Volume 4.
Sa.Du delights with another slice of top notch deep tech vibes on his latest offering Glide. We didn’t have to wait too long for this one, we’re still loving his last effort La Musique M’Appelle from June 2015 which gained great support. Never one to disappoint, as proven over the last number of years, Sa.Du brings his unique flavour to everything he touches. Releases on various other labels also gain ground and on the DJ front he wows with tight, intelligent mixing. Always well worth keeping an eye on.