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AIRWAVE – THE QUEST FOR BEAUTY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Airwave – The Man, The Legend – returns to Bonzai Progressive with a delicious helping of the most beautiful trance in The Quest For Beauty which comes complete with two superb remixes from Jam El Mar and Airwave’s own Fuel Terrace Remix. What more can be said about this guy, he just keeps on giving and surprising his army of followers with every production and with a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave’s profile just keeps on rising. More recently he has been delighting his fans with a mixture of videos that cover everything from production tutorials, reviews and critiques as well as some very interesting live casts that take place on the way to or during his gigs, check out Airwave’s social media spots for more on these as they are fast becoming quite regular and much anticipated. This Summer has already been a very busy one for Airwave, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Luminosity, Retro Beach and others are just a sample of where you got to hear some classic sets. Coming up very soon you lucky people down under can expect to hear an Airwave set at Bad Habit in Perth which follows a return to Gatecrasher for their Reunion bash. Lots more to come from this guy so it’s well worth staying tuned in.

Airwave – the Quest For Beauty, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in both Progressive House and Trance genre pages!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #airwave

7 September 2016 UPDATES Read more

AIRWAVE – THE QUEST FOR BEAUTY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Airwave – The Man, The Legend – returns to Bonzai Progressive with a delicious helping of the most beautiful trance in The Quest For Beauty which comes complete with two superb remixes from Jam El Mar and Airwave’s own Fuel Terrace Remix. What more can be said about this guy, he just keeps on giving and surprising his army of followers with every production and with a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave’s profile just keeps on rising. More recently he has been delighting his fans with a mixture of videos that cover everything from production tutorials, reviews and critiques as well as some very interesting live casts that take place on the way to or during his gigs, check out Airwave’s social media spots for more on these as they are fast becoming quite regular and much anticipated. This Summer has already been a very busy one for Airwave, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Luminosity, Retro Beach and others are just a sample of where you got to hear some classic sets. Coming up very soon you lucky people down under can expect to hear an Airwave set at Bad Habit in Perth which follows a return to Gatecrasher for their Reunion bash. Lots more to come from this guy so it’s well worth staying tuned in.

The Quest For Beauty – Original Mix boasts a long intro made up of some wonderfully crafted soundscapes that lead into a powerful driving trance groove full of melodies and euphoria. The cinematic qualities that we know and love are present making this another epic slice from the man himself and we’ve no doubt this one will be a firm favourite among many. First up on the remix we have the legendary Jam El Mar, an artist who championed the trance sound from the very early days alongside his friend and studio partner the late, great Mark Spoon as Jam & Spoon. For many years this guy has brought his super-charged sets to countless festivals and parties across Europe, as well as producing some of the most memorable tracks ever to be created (Stella, Follow Me, Odyssey To Anyoona, Tripomatic Fairytales 2001 and 2002 anyone?) We’re delighted to have him on board at Bonzai Progressive and hope to see more in the future. Here he delivers a solid, deep and moody progressive groove full of lush tones and a pounding, driving beat. The break features a sublime vocal sequence that fits the sound perfectly before we get back into full on mode for the duration. Up next is Airwave’s own Fuel Terrace Remix which is inspired by the Beach Bar at Fuel in Amsterdam. This time we go full on driving progressive with a chugging bassline and some tasty synths, strings and pads. An underlying acid line moves the sound beautifully while the super sweet melodies draw you in.

Get this one in the bag, you will not be disappointed!

#airwave #bonzaiprogressive #jamelmar

5 September 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MAN ON THE MOON – SENSE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive debutant Man On The Moon delivers the deep and thoughtful Sense which comes with a top notch remix from Manu Riga. The Original Mix is a proverbial rabbit hole of deep progressive grooves that just keeps going deeper and deeper. A solid, punchy kick drum drives the track while surreal synths and pad sounds create an eerie atmosphere. A distant vocal repeats ‘sense’ which mesmerizes throughout the track. A powerful deep rooted bassline comes into play to take us further into the abyss and solidify an already strong progressive groove. The break takes surreal to a whole new level and we find ourselves totally hooked before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.

The hugely talented Manu Riga steps for remix duties on this one with his Perseverance Remix and once again he delivers a fine slice of progressive for our listening pleasure. For the past 11 years this guy has been a champion for the Bonzai Progressive sound while realising his own diverse sounds. Still enjoying the warm reception from his studio album (as Manu Riga) Surrounded, he wasted no time in getting back to full on work mode and is already lining up some new material and remixes such as this one and his last outing on remix duty for Koschk’s Diwan. Big things still to come from this guy and we always look forward to more. The remix keeps with the deep theme of the original but adds that extra punch to get the floors moving. A nice punchy kick drum leads the way as tight percussions dish out a fine flowing rhythm. The bassline keeps thing on the deeper side with its warm well rounded groove. Pads layer up to fill the sound and create a sublime atmosphere which comes to the fore on the break before breaking down to percussions and FX and then rising once more to take back to the driving groove. Very nice indeed and a definite must have.

#manonthemoon #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 313 – MIXED BY VINCE AOUN

Vince Aoun is on guest mix duties this week and delivers a sublime effort for his debut set. Vince enjoyed releases on Bonzai Progressive and has also contributed various remixes and appeared on several compilations over the last few years. Today’s set features tracks and remixes from the likes of Fairchild, Donatello, Kastis Torrau, Sterbai, Cid Inc, Audio Noir, Dmitry Molosh, Henry Siaz as well as Manu Riga’s remix of Vince’s own Lilium.

Tracklisting – Episode 313: mixed by Vince Aoun

1º Fairchild (US) – Touch The Sun (Original Mix)
2º Donatello, Kastis Torrau – Ida (Original Mix)
3º Sterbai – The Playground (Original Mix)
4º David Hasert, Francesco Mami – Black Rocks (Metope Remix)
5º Cid Inc. – Contrite (Original Mix)
6º Audio Noir – From London To Moscow (Vince Aoun Remix)
7º Eeemus – Cellar Door (Original Mix)
8º Jeef B – Follow Me (Vince Aoun Remix)
9º Dmitry Molosh – The Path (Marc Poppcke Remix)
10º Lehar ft. Rush Midnight – Number One Hero (Peter Pardeike Remix)
11º Vince Aoun – Lilium (Manu Riga’s Chilldown Remix)
12º Henry Saiz – Dystopian (Original Mix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #vinceaoun

 

2 September 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – GODFORSAKEN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.

Matt Holliday – Godforsaken, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #mattholliday

31 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – MITOCHONDRIA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.

Cortex Thrill – Mitochondria, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #cortexthrill

31 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – GODFORSAKEN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.

On the Original Mix Matt Holliday demonstrates a mature and cultured take on the progressive sound. He digs deep on this one combining many elements to get us into the depths. This one is surreal, sensual and simply stunning. A solid drum section drives the track while a beautifully warm low end powers the groove. Swirling, panning pads deliver trippy sequences that draw us in further while distant melodies offer a light at the end of the tunnel. Fantastic yet again from this guy, this one will not disappoint.

Rise And Fall step up to the remix desk with another fine slice of progressive. A highly respected artist on the scene, his last outing for Bonzai – Genetic – gained a great deal of support as did his remix for Nico Parisi’s Attica. On the remix here we are treated to a pumping progressive beat which is laced with a techno edging. Chunky kick drums lead the way as deep droning, gritty basses fill up the low end. A solid groove ensues and is shored up by a tight rhythmic flow, courtesy of some tight drum arrangement. This one goes deep and we soon find ourselves locked on for the duration, wanting more and more. Top notch once more form this awesomely talented artist.

Bonzai stalwart Crocy delivers another one of his emphatic remixes for our listening pleasure. Just recently he unleashed his own latest cut – Valve – which proved very popular indeed and solidified his stance on the progressive scene once more. Never one to miss a beat, we know we’re in for some top notch sounds when this guy gets to work. On the remix here Crocy does what Crocy does and delivers a super fine quality progressive house joint. Nice and chunky kick drums are front and centre as rhythmic percussions layer up to take us to the floor. A punchy, stabby bass comes through to dominate the sound and is joined by various subtle melodies that combine beautifully to0 take us higher. The main melodic part is super sweet and stands out brilliantly amongst the lower frequencies. Another fine slice from the main man, not to be missed.

The dynamic duo metrONomes are back on remix duties to take us on another trip with their brand of deep grooves. With a penchant to blow our minds with their creative wisdom, it’s no wonder these guys are much sought after when it comes to looking for quality vibes. Their last outing on Bonzai – Crocodile Tears – turned a few heads and showed up on many playlists, which is no surprise really. Much more to come from these guys in the future so stay tuned. The guys offer up a techno fuelled take on the original and as you’d expect they do an absolute outstanding job. Big punchy kick drums lead the way and are backed up with trippy FX and subtle synths. A monstrously deep, pulsating bassline is the big hitter here and no doubt the bassbins will take a hammering from it. Minimal, powerful solid techno grooves to set the floors alight, this one is a monster.

#mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive #crocy #riseandfall #metronomes

29 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – MITOCHONDRIA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.

First up is the Original Mix and straight away you get locked on to the solid progressive groove it has to offer. After a series of synth shots and FX the track opens up into a full on driving progger full of chunky beats and a superb, deep rolling bassline. Cortex Thrill’s distinctive 90’s sound can be found within the swirling pads and the underlying acid vibe. Cool vocals are littered throughout and add to the multi layered textures of the sound. Big and ballsy stuff that straddles the border with trance, top notch indeed.

Another returnee to the Bonzai stable, Fabian Jakopetz joins us on remix duties. He is no stranger to Bonzai with a raft of releases across many of its labels and he has over 100 releases on other various labels with support from around the world. It was back in 2012 when we last seen this guy when he joined forces with Dub Way on Mellow Mode (Bonzai Basiks). Great to see him back for more and we’ve no doubt that this remix will top many charts and playlists. Here Fabian takes us on a wonderfully rich tech house trip complete with tribal drums and a superb synth section. The drums stand out brilliantly and are led by a thumping kick drum while crispy hats and various other percussions work their magic to deliver a solid rhythm. The synth play is outstanding with a myriad of sounds converging to create a real sense of darkness. Excellent stuff once more from this super talented artist, not to be missed.

RBA debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a superb remix that is dripping with serious progressive vibes. On the remix here we get drawn into a deep progressive groove right from the get go. The intro boasts a pulsing bass note that hooks you in before a chunky kick drum comes along and gets things moving. Organic fuelled synths dish out a wonderfully textured riff that is mixed brilliantly with the superb vocals and gritty bass tones. A deep, dark monster for sure, this one will turn a few heads.

#cortexthrill #bonzaiprogressive #fabianjakopetz #rba

29 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 312 – MIXED BY JERRY MAY

Jerry May joins us on Bonzai Basik Beats with his debut mix. Jerry delivers his sets with a crowd pleasing style made up of funky tech house and techno grooves. In the mix today he’s enlisted the works of Anna, Pablo Say, Pig & Dan, Kerrier District, Recondite, Steve Parry, Sven Vath, Matador, DJ Tonio, Reinier Zonneveld, Jay Lumen and Carlo Ruetz to get the music juices flowing for your party weekend.

Tracklisting – Episode 312: mixed by Jerry May

1º Anna – Redemption (Original Mix)
2º Pablo Say – Harmonic Chimes (Original Mix)
3º Pig&Dan – Growler (Original Mix)
4º Kerrier District – Techno Disco (KiNK Remix)
5º Recondite – Warg (Original Mix)
6º Steve Parry – Apricity (Victor Ruiz remix)
7º Sven Vath – Accident In Paradise (KiNK Remix)
8º Matador featuring Felix Da Housecat – The Enemy (Original Mix)
9º Dj Tonio – The Queen (Anna Remix)
10º Reinier Zonneveld – Slow Loris (Original Mix)
11º Jay Lumen – Paradox (Original Mix)
12º Carlo Ruetz – System Hack (Original Mix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #jerrymay

 

26 August 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

CROCY – VALVE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.

Crocy – Valve, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #crocy

24 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

NAXOUND & GLEB RUBENS – AMON RA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.

Naxound & Gleb Ruben – Amon Ra, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #naxound #glebrubens

24 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

CROCY – VALVE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.

Valve is a solid slice of progressive made up of some lush sounds and deep grooves. A tight drum arrangement keeps the track flowing while a superb low end bass settles us into the groove. Stabby, gritty synths do the rounds here giving the track a gutsy edge that will appeal to set builders and floor mover alike. Subtle melodies float through the track revealing stark contrasts that make the sound pop in all the right places. Top notch stuff and not to be missed.

Reach intros with a beautifully weighted kick drum that leaves a little low end hanging with each hit. A complex hi hat structure emerges alongside a building percussion section, delivering a smooth flowing rhythm. A hypnotic techno-sounding synth bass fades in and out creating a darker more intense vibe that plays out wonderfully against a backdrop of some ultra cool instrument riffs. An excellent builder here that will definitely get feet moving towards the floors.

#crocy #bonzaiprogressive

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NAXOUND & GLEB RUBENS – AMON RA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.

Naxound’s Intro is a journey deep into the progressive abyss that will leave you wide eyed and wanting more. The track sets off with soft pad that becomes more intense as other elements emerge. A truly cosmic experience unfolds with an array of synth stabs and FX. Deep droning basses fill the spectrum and dominate the groove for the duration. The drum section takes a back seat here as those basses lead the way, but they stay around enough to deliver a solid rhythmic vibe. A simply stunning piece of music that is most definitely not to be missed.

Naxound & Gleb Rubens’ Amon Ra intros with a smooth drum sequence that gives off a real laidback vibe. Soft kicks and fluffy hats combine alongside a tight percussion section to bring a real hypnotic rhythm. A deep bass probes its way through the track taking us deeper into the groove while swirling pads fill the background with their trippy melodies and beckoning calls. A sublime slice of progressive for the late night parties that will not disappoint.

Naxound’s D.F.G.S intros with a cool drum sequence and probing bass. A sift rising pad fades in before crashing out to reveal punchy kicks and the beginnings of a surreal trek deep into progressive. The trek gets well underway with a superb arp that cascades up and down the track and melting into the sound beautifully. The bassline transforms into a superb driving groove as the track reaches the depths. This one epitomises the progressive sound beautifully with its sublime hypnotic groove, a definite must have track for any serious prog DJ.

#naxound #glebrubens #bonzaiprogressive

22 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 311 – MIXED BY D.GOODMAN

D.Goodman makes his first Bonzai Basik Beats appearance with a stellar mix packed full of gorgeous, lush progressive grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Ashworth, Prins Thomas, Artefakt, Stelios Vassiloudis, Sascha Drive, Rise and Fall, Revolt, Sven Vath, Adam Port, and Breeder are all on hand to deliver the goodness to get your weekend in full effect.

Tracklisting – Episode 311: mixed by D.Goodman

1º Ashworth – Scatter (Original Mix)
2º Prins Thomas – Trans (12’’ Version)
3º Artefakt – The Fifth Planet (Original Mix)
4º Stelios Vassiloudis – Riding The Gravy Train (Original Mix)
5º Sascha Dive – If Only Was True (Original Mix)
6º Rise And Fall – Transport (Original Mix)
7º Revolt – Aviator (Original Mix)
8º Revolt – Inbetweens (Original Mix)
9º Sven Vath – Ritual Of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)
10º Rise And Fall – Low Pressure (Original Mix)
11º Breeder – Sputnik (Rise And Fall Remix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #d.goodman

 

19 August 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

STAN KOLEV – ALL ALONG EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic All Along EP. Stan enjoyed great support on his BP debut – Forsaken EP- back in April 2016, prior to this he had appeared on several compilations from Bonzai. We’re delighted he’s back for another run and hope to see much more in the future.

Stan Kolev – All Along EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #stankolev

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

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