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SAMOTAREV featuring MAX MAGNUM – AROUND U (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Samotarev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Around U and enlists the stunning vocal talent of Max Magnum with remixes coming in from Manu Riga, Matan Caspi and Rion Oidua. Recently we saw Samotarev on remix duty for Manu Riga’s Tai Chi Girl which made a huge impact, much more planned for 2015 so stay tuned.

The Original Mix intros with nice chunky kicks and crispy hats alongside snappy drums that get the rhythm flowing smoothly to the backdrop of a deep and captivating synth. An unexpected twist throws the synth into some very cool note changes that just ooze pure house grooves. A deep throbbing bass bubbles up from below and carries the sound for the duration as intensity builds with each layer being added. The stunning gritty vocal from Max comes through beautifully and brings a thought invoking narrative with an infectious groove. You find yourself locked right in here as the vocals melt into the sublime synths. Top notch stuff that is definitely not to be missed.

The Dub Version is there as a great tool for those who don’t want the vocal which leaves us with a deep and hypnotizing groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.

The on form Matan Caspi delivers the first of two mixes with his Retro Remix. We last saw Matan on his superb Aim To The Moon which was very well received indeed having appeared on many charts and the tool of choice in many sets. The remix intros with a subtle kick as the synths rise up in the background alongside a very cool plucked guitar riff. The kicks transform into cool punchy hits with a deep, dirty, pulsating bass shoring up the rear. Sharp hats and a tight percussion section hold the rhythms perfectly as that brilliant vocal does its work. Tougher edged sounds filter through as big stabs gather pace resulting in an absolute stomper of a track, superb stuff.

Matan also gives us his Dub Remix which removes the vocals and leaves us with a stomping trek through the grittier side of house music. A great tool for any jock.

Top Bonzai artist Manu Riga delivers his stunning Late Night Mix which will go down well on the floors for sure. Manu aka Adriaan Baussens is currently in the midst of his busiest time ever, collaborations, remixes and original works are top of his agenda as well as a new radioshow alongside Matt Holliday called Dark Progressive, which will air on Tempo Radio. Next year will see Matt & Manu’s efforts realised when their debut EP gets a run out which we are so excited about. In the meantime his remix on Chris Harris’ Feels Real? is gaining lots of interest from all over which is no surprise as it holds real progressive flavour. On the remix here the intro brings a punchy kick and a very cool percussion arrangement that gets things flowing nicely alongside some fresh and crispy hats. A warm bass comes through and brings a fantastic groove along for the ride as pads sway in the background. The vocal fits into the sound beautifully as Max Magnum unleashes his breathy tones and delivering very cool lyrics. Great stuff yet again from Manu and a definite must for your crates.

Fresh off the back of his Eyepatch Recordings debut track – Electronic Lover, Rion Oidua rounds up this fantastic package with his remix. A classic chunky kick and crispy hat intro gets us on the move as the drum arrangement tightens up to dish out its rhythmic grooves. Rich pads sweep across in the background with subtle note changes creating a wonderful atmosphere. A deep plucked bass drives the track as vocal snippets are littered throughout. On the break those pads take over and the addition of the vocal makes for a sublime affair before the track builds back into the main groove for the duration. A wonderful slice of prog that will turn a few heads no doubt.

#samotarev #maxmagnum #bonzaiprogressive #matancaspi #manuriga #rionoidua

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 228 – MIXED BY CROCY

Crocy is a regular guest here at BBB and we always know we will get only the best when he shows up. 2014 has been a busy one with multiple releases including a remix package of Cry and many remixes for other artists also. One big event this year was his Greek tour which he completed in December, gigs at venues such as BaRouge and Teatriz were very successful and no doubt he will be getting an invite in the future. The mix today is tight, tracks and remixes from Lisa Stansfield, Junior Vasquez, Franck Roger, Ryan Padley, Sidney Charles, Bunny, Dale Howard, Mark Fanciulli, Jhonsson, System 2, Nikki & Yaro, Skymate, Waff, Oxia, Ramiro Lopez and Miguel Lobo as well as Crocy himself, will have you shaking that booty and getting ready to party hard.

Tracklisting – Episode 228: mixed by Crocy

1º Lisa Stansfield – Never Gonna Fall (Junior Vasquez Mix)
2º Franck Roger – Deep In (Original Mix)
3º Crocy – Rotten Hour (Original Mix)
4º Ryan Padley – Baseballs Fury (Original Mix)
5º Sidney Charles – Ruffline (Original Mix)
6º Bunny. – Chalk (Dale Howard Remix)
7º Mark Fanciulli – Seal Of Approval (Original Mix)
8º Jhonsson – Way Too Long (Original Mix)
9º System 2 – Godfather (Original Mix)
10º Nikkk & Yaro – In The Beginning (Original Mix)
11º Skymate – Of Another World (Original Mix)
12º wAFF – Groover (Original Mix)
13º Oxia – Perception (Original Mix)
14º Ramiro Lopez & Miguel Lobo – Dodasch (Original Mix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #crocy

 

15 January 2015 RADIOSHOWS Read more

JWM – WILD SOUL FEATURED BY BEATPORT

JWM is a Russian musician and producer based in St. Petersburg and here she makes her Bonzai debut with the sublime Wild Soul which also comes backed up with two superb remixes. From an early age she was surrounded by music as his parents enrolled her in music school where she studied music theory for 7 years and she particularly enjoyed piano and choir. In 2002 she was listening to radio stations and discovered electronic music which she describes as a breathtaking experience. A few years later she got a new computer with Logic Pro 5.0 and spent many hours learning how the software works, with no internet and no manual she navigated her way through Logic, creating and composing to find her own unique style.

JWM – Wild Soul, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #jwm #manuriga #anuragnandvanshi

14 January 2015 UPDATES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – DARK & DEEP 2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Traxx continues its foray into the world of deep progressive grooves with Dark & Deep 2. Delve into the purest progressive sounds and lose yourself inside cascading melodic and hypnotizing rhythms. Twenty carefully selected cuts from top artists including Antonio Citarella, Manu Riga, Onofrio Conte, Ecco, Metronomes, Ben Solar, Kintar, Rise and Fall, Orquesm, Steve Sai, Nico Parisi, Gai Barone, Audio Noir, Sa.Du, Ego Progressus, James Gill, Moll, David R Maddocks, Beyond Beats, Phat Traktor, Gilbert Ramos will be the tonic for your weekend and beyond.

#bonzaiprogressive #bensolar #manuelpalmitesta #riseandfall #sadu #antoniocitarella #onofrioconte #manuriga #metronomes #ecco #kintar #orquesm #stevesai #nicoparisi #gaibarone #audionoir #egoprogressus #jamesgill #moll #davidrmaddocks #beyondbeats #phattraktor #gilbertramos

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JWM – WILD SOUL (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

JWM is a Russian musician and producer based in St. Petersburg and here she makes her Bonzai debut with the sublime Wild Soul which also comes backed up with two superb remixes. From an early age she was surrounded by music as his parents enrolled her in music school where she studied music theory for 7 years and she particularly enjoyed piano and choir. In 2002 she was listening to radio stations and discovered electronic music which she describes as a breathtaking experience. A few years later she got a new computer with Logic Pro 5.0 and spent many hours learning how the software works, with no internet and no manual she navigated her way through Logic, creating and composing to find her own unique style.

First up we have the Original Mix with its tribalistic tones being played out with the help of a brilliant percussion arrangement. On top of this a nice chunky kick holds everything together and paves the way for the fantastic gritty bassline to take control. Cool ethnic flavours come through with chanting that will raise the hairs on your neck for sure. At the midway point a surprising twist occurs when super sweet melodic strings are brought in which provide very stark contrasts and work so well with the deeper elements. A proper deep progressive sound that is not to be missed.

One of Bonzai’s most popular remixers and overall workhorse Manu Riga, delivers us the superb Ethnology Remix. The last year has been a bumper one for Manu, he has seen several works released as well as a multitude of remixes that have all been very much well received. His last outing with DJ Fire entitled No Time Left saw great support across the board and featured heavily on top download sites. Some big changes and surprises are in the pipeline as Manu embarks on a slightly different direction as he strikes up new partnerships and readies more of his outstanding work, keep an eye out for more in the coming months. The remix is a new approach for Manu as he takes the original mix and dissects it beautifully to fit a much more driving groove. The intro boasts nice, big chunky kicks with a tight percussion arrangement getting the rhythm on the move. A fantastic offset bass brings a warm tone to the sound that captivates beautifully. Ethnic chants get the hairs raised as a grittier bass really starts to push the groove on. Perfectly placed FX enhance the sound as we head to the break where a truly sublime atmosphere ensues with sweeping pads and melodic strings taking us back into full on mode for the duration. Top quality yet again from Manu and we can’t wait for more.

Our next remix comes from Anurag Nandvanshi and takes us on a sublime tribal fuelled journey into deep progressive vibes. New Dehli, India based DJ and producer Anurag marked his Bonzai debut with the superb Soul Of India which was very well received. The track sets off with a full bodied intro as chunky kicks, sharp percussions and a rising pad lock you into the sound. Tribal chants soon follow and provides a solid platform for the groove to flow. The pads lead us into a short break before the track gets a boost from the fantastic bouncing bass, all the while those chants remain the dominant force. On the main break a melodic sequence ensues with super sweet strings alongside surreal sounds and a cool drum backdrop. The track kicks back in with a wonderful string sequence that blends perfectly with the groove. A real treat here that is definitely not to be missed.

#jwm #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #anuragnandvanshi

12 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS – UNDERGROUND PROGRESSIVE COLLECTION 2010 – 2014 SMASHING THE SALES CHARTS

Our Bonzai & Friends – Underground Progressive Collection 2010 – 2014 compilation, out on the 29th of December in all portals, is now ruling the release sales charts on number 1 at Beatport across Progressive House, House and Trance, and reaching so far number 7 on the Top 10 Releases of all genres!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #vanbellen #gaibarone #riseandfall #relaunch #dennisfranchi #dalemiddleton #philthychit #loquai #planisphere #solarfields #polefolder #cp #cidinc #inkfish #airwave #santiagogarcia #darksoulproject #matteomonero #phonyorphants #kintar #silinder #horizons #manuriga #suffused #squaredcurves #matancaspi #metodihristov #storyteller #velvetgirl #markfound #ewanpearson #nicoparisi #jakhira #miikakuisma #kevinvega #21street #hectorsawiak #audionoir #rex #mathov #cjart #basiloglue #diegoalvez #jamesharcourt #stefanonoferini #sorenaalberg #djfire #shimmer #phiphi #gaibarone #fabcode #stivenrivic #michaellevan #moshic #chantola #quadran #quincy #deuzler #john00fleming #tomconrad #andrebonsor #jimmygalle #franbeats #thorin #aquadro #booya #mattg #iuliaconstantin #kayd #smartwave #alexvidal #ninamassahi #dafar #jonnycalypso #lemonchill #daddy #mindgamers #frangellico #tonyawake #freemind #thomasgenchev #crocy #stevesai #pamuya #section9 #davidecatania #duluth #franklefever #anlight #ashleyberndt #lucalombardi#wildguess #rishik #paduraru #reflectionsoul #digitalangel #nancyburrello #neelv #blufeld #sagittaire #dengslavak #cristalsnow #nicolasagudelo #lonelysun #sector7 #kabalo #jjunior #ange #yuriyfromrussia #georgev #astropilot #deepsoulduo #narel #push #zassanze #mylan #zolex #nikkie

8 January 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 227 – MIXED BY RISE AND FALL

Rise and Fall return for another top notch set on Bonzai Basik Beats. Known for quality, not only in producing but also in the mix we are delighted see him return. Now becoming a regular feature here at BBB you can expect another on form set. Tracks and remixes come from artists such as Moshic, Blusoul, Cramp, Steve Haines, CBM, Phi Phi & Airwave and Biologik as well as no less than six remixes from the man himself. The perfect recipe to kickstart your party weekend.

Tracklisting – Episode 227: mixed by Rise And Fall

1º Rise And Fall – Immersion (Original Mix)
2º Rise And Fall – Blast Pit (Original Mix)
3º Moshic – Till The End (Rise And Fall Remix)
4º Rise And Fall – Point Of View  (Original Mix)
5º Blusoul – Code Talkers (Rise And Fall Remix)
6º Cramp – The Ghost Town (Invisible) (Rise And Fall Remix)
7º Steve Haines & CBM – Memphis (Rise And Fall Remix)
8º Phi-Phi vs Airwave – Back On Track (Rise And Fall Remix)
9º Rise And Fall – Private Space (Original Mix)
10º Biologik – Dreaming Of You (Rise And Fall Remix)
11º Rise And Fall – Open System (Original Mix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #riseandfall

 

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