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Beat Talk Records in a fresh new label in the Bonzai stable with the A&R run by Rise And Fall aka Anton Vishniakov and D. Goodman aka Daniel Goodman. The label’s aim is to provide the best cutting edge sounds in Progressive House, Tech-House and Techno. Our first five releases will feature some heavy hitting big names as well as new tracks from upcoming producers. Leading the way with its first release will be the fantastic DJ and producer Rise and Fall with his Blast Pit EP, and given this guys track record we are in for a hell of a ride.
Anton came to prominence since his very first release back in 2013 with The Glow on Monster Deep and he has continued to impress with sizzling cuts on Bonzai Progressive, JOOF and Mistique Music among others. Daniel brings his skills as a DJ to the table, a keen ear and the desire to source new music is key and will no doubt play a pivotal role in this new partnership. A formidable duo for sure who are seeking to change things up , stay tuned for more.
Beat Talk Records kicks of with it’s debut release! Rise And Fall who is already making waves on progressive house scene with releases on Bonzai Progressive, Perfecto Black, Baroque Digital, Particles and more delivers two driving late night progressive house / techno crossovers. Powerful low-end, crisp and clean percussions, clever synth work and dark hypnotic feel – this is how we like it at Beat Talk! Expect more of this sound from the label in the near future.
Alexey Samotarev returns to Bonzai Progressive with his latest deep progressive offering, Midnight Pinball. We always get an air of excitement around the office when this guys stuff drops in the box. No wonder, as his previous cuts with testify that he sure knows how to deliver the goods. We last got a glimpse of this guy on Audio Noir’s Now & Zen album as well as multiple appearances on various Bonzai compilations. Great to see more from this talented artist and we hope to see much more in the future.
CompleteJ aka US based DJ and producer Josh Routin debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Tell-Tale. Josh spins regularly at various clubs and holds a residency at Kingdom Austin Night Club as well as being a part of Real Music Events. Over the last few years he has worked alongside many artists and has seen releases on the likes of Beat Binge, Deep Binge, Tiger Records, Big Alliance Records, Peakhour Music, Pyramid Recordings, Pop Rox Muzik, Soniquarium Muzika, LuPS Records, GruvTech Recordings and Pulse Records. Delighted to have him on board and look forward to more in the future.
Italian DJ and producer duo Alessio Rizzo and Ilario Laggetta debut on Piston with the fantastic Breakfast In Lebanon. Alessio got into music from an early age and by 14 years of age he started to DJ and found himself playing at various parties around his hometown. Over the years he has honed his skills to perfection, his sets are engaging and charismatic that convey his passion for music with every beat. This will be his first outing as producer and we are sure that you will not be disappointed with the outcome. Ilario found music early in his life also and in 1988 he stepped into the DJ world and began a magical journey that would take him through various clubs and top spot at various DJ competitions. His sets deliver a cool blend of rhythmic tech house with melodic touches. Another debut producer that shows us the goods.
Jonathan Calvo makes a welcome return to Basiks, his third outing on this imprint comes in the form of the fantastic A Few Girls EP. Jonathan has been working hard on the circuit with DJing and producing and has been around the scene for twenty years. He has been influenced by 80s and 90s musical styles and in the early 2000s he started to play in several clubs, discos and after hours parties around Barcelona and Girona. His cool and dynamic style has led him to be a much respected name among national and international DJ’s. Aside from Bonzai, Jonathan has seen releases on Steel Ground, Datacode, We In The Box and Doppelgaenger.
Hungarian producer Paul Kardos debuts on Green Martian with the wonderful Tres Sonidos EP. Since 2013 Paul has been churning out the quality on OLD SSQL Recordings with a raft of releases focusing in on the Progressive House side of the tracks. This release is no exception as we are treated to some beautifully crafted smooth progressive vibes.
Swedish DJ and producer Zoe Song debuts on Progrez with the sublime Be Quiet EP. Zoe’s music career started 2012 and has since had several releases on various record labels. She has played at several major nightclubs in Stockholm and in 2014 she was one of five country finalists in Burn Residency, one of the biggest global DJ competitions. Since 2015 she became Resident DJ and radio host of the Beyond Borders monthly mix show on Afterhours.FM, the world’s Number 1 Trance station. Her music genres are mainly Progressive House, Tech House, Techno and Uplifting-Progressive Trance. With an ever increasing profile on the scene, Zoe has a world tour planned for 2016, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
Our Muzika series continues to prove popular among the discerning listener, so much so that we now enter into our 11th instalment where we showcase more of the finest techno and tech house grooves around. This time out we enlist the talents of Javier Perez, Neil Daruwala, Gunther Robles, Sylar as well as our fearless leader, SRUR head honcho Oz Romita aka Ozan Kanik.
Van Czar gave a short interview for Madrid Nightlife Blog after his last gig at Taboo, Madrid. Van Czar grew up in Brussels, Belgium and he was very keen on listening and thinking about music. From the age of just 12 he was able to understand music and the processes involved within it. At 14 he got his first piece of equipment and has not looked back since.
Jonathan Calvo is up for his debut guest spot on Bonzai Basik Beats with a tantalizing tech fuelled mix to get the party started. Jonathan has seen a number of releases on our Bonzai Basiks imprint and he never fails to deliver the goods. Last time round we saw his A few Girls EP hit the floors running with great support coming in from all angles. Today’s mix serves up top notch cuts from the likes of Dauwd, Alberto Ruiz, Juan Ddd, Macromism, Daniel Trim, Dani Sbert and Fritz Kalkbrenner as well as several select cuts from Jonathan’s own discocraphy.
“Since quietly appearing on the scene at the beginning of 2013, Audio Noir has slowly built up a strong reputation for creating atmospheric and dance floor friendly productions. In a short space of time, Audio Noir has gained support by many of the industries most notable DJ’s; including: Paul Oakenfold, Solarstone, John 00 Fleming, Airwave, Gai Barone, John Creamer, M.I.K.E Push, Matan Caspi & many more. Having received his “lucky break” by signing on with the ultra classic label – Bonzai Progressive, Audio Noir has gone from strength to strength releasing material on other respectable labels such as Perfecto, J00F & Green Martian, EDM Ravers & more. Releasing quality productions & remixes regularly, the Adelaide based producer shows no signs of letting up with his follow up Album due for release late 2015! Also look out for a steady stream of new releases slated for the rest of the year.