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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.
Manu Riga teams up with fellow producer Alex Vidal for their first tantalising collaboration on When Worlds Collide. The constant force that is Manu Riga never ceases to amaze, his productions always come in at the high quality end and leaves us stunned with their intricate progressive prowess. To top it all off he now appears as a DJ on many radio shows on the likes of Progressive Beats, Pure FM and Bonzai Basik Beats. 2015 has also seen Manu hit the clubs but the big event of the year has to be his appearance at Tomorrowland alongside studio partner Matt Holliday, something we know he is very much looking forward to and will no doubt relish the experience. The hugely impressive Spanish DJ and producer, Alex Vidal is fresh off the back of his last outing Mesmerized. We know what this guy brings to the table and can safely say that these two guys will definitely hit the progressive sweet spot and we look forward to more from these two in the future. Aside from the Original Mix, the guy’s branch out with their own takes on this monster progressive cut.
Italian DJ’s and producers Matteo Tonioli and Marco Nascetti make up the duo, Surveyor Mode. The guys mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb two tracker Val Kilmer. Driven by innovative musical inspirations offered by their city, at the age of 15 their passion towards club music reached into their souls. A key moment in their career was playing in a well-known club in Bologna that, in a short time, transformed a simple passion into a real job. From here they started to produce and were quickly signed to different labels. Tracks include Noster Annuit EP on DNC Limited, Arkham EP on Presslab Electro Label, Call Batman EP on Attik Room Records, More Blend EP on MO2 Records and Il Perito EP on Electro Top Records.
Rubba J aka Jan Costermans returns to Piston for more house party goodness with his three tracker entitled The Next. His debut came in 2013 with the fantastic The Art Of Doing Nothing and quickly gained a great amount of support around the circuit. Great to see him back once again and hope to see more of this guy in the future.
Daniel Ray Van Zyl aka Placid Larry returns to Bonzai Elemental after a bit of a hiatus with this fantastic two tracker entitled, Trapeze. We last saw this master of all things downtempo back in 2013 with Everything Is Connected which gained a lot of support on the chillout circuit. Great to see him back once again and we hope to see much more in the future.
Returning to the BBB decks this week we have the superb Jonny Calypso. It’s been a while since we seen Jonny around these shores, his last outing Girls Gone Wild, came on our Bonzai Progressive imprint and gained the attention of many. Today’s mix delves deep into the progressive world and will definitely be the perfect start to your party weekend. Tracks and remixes come from Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Renart, Less Hate, Andre Sobota, Bambook, Finnebassen, Tomin Tomovich, Aniko Tomovic, Cherif, Alex Wolf, Class Herrmann, 7th Star, Dark Soul Project and Mathov.
Welcome to our brand new venture, In The Mix. With so much great music around we thought it was time to offer a new showcase where we could spread only the best music far and wide. To help us along we will be recruiting some top DJ’s to deliver the goodness. We are proud to announce our very first In The Mix – 001, from none other than one of the most inspiring and gifted artist’s of our time, Airwave. When we think of an artist who has remained fully committed to the true origins of musical interpretation then this guy’s name is always one of the first to crop up. He retains such integrity in everything he touches and continues to inspire a generation of music lovers with his special brand of Progressive and Trance. His latest incarnation, A Touch Of Grace is riding high on popular charts and is seeing a lot of playlist time across the world. This 2 part mix is the perfect medium for Airwave to impart his vast musical knowledge onto our senses and allow us to go deep into our souls and discover inner feeling we never even knew we had.
Moscow based DJ and producer Vlad Nikulin aka Tech Dealer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Plastic Vibes. This guy is into all sorts of styles from Deep House and Tech through to Acid and Detroit Techno. In 2013 he released Yellow Brick on Piko Music Deep with much acclaim from within the Deep House world. Plastic Vibes comes backed up with two top class remixes from Bonzai stalwarts Crocy and Manuel Palmitesta.
Alexey Lisin marks his full debut on Bonzai Progressive with Vesna and enlists the fantastic vocal talents of Ange along the way. Not quite his first appearance as he got the Zen remix treatment on Audio Noir’s superb album, Now & Zen. Having burst onto the scene back in November 2014 with the awesome Moscow Calling, and following that up with the equally impressive Desolation at the start of January 2015, we’ve certainly got a taste of this guys musical prowess on the Techno front. With a shifting towards progressive house on his Baroque Records release, Siberia, we are seeing a different side to this up and coming producer, plenty more to come no doubt so stay tuned. Popular vocalist Ange returns to Bonzai after her debut appearance with Yuriy From Russia back in 2013 on Do You Feel. Over the last several years she has worked with a whole host of top class artists with her distinct vocal style and her talents have been showcased on many labels worldwide.