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VLADA D’SHAKE – FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The prolific Serbian DJ and producer Vlada D’Shake debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker – Friday Night. Since 2011 this guy has been churning out top quality cuts on various labels including Balkan Connection, Juicebox Music, Mistique Music and Stripped Digital to name just a few. His tracks are regularly picked up and featured in the sets of some of the world’s best known jocks. This is a testament to the quality and style this guy offers and judging by his already extensive discography, it’s no real surprise. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more soon.

Vlada D’Shake – Friday Night, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #vladad’shake

20 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

MANU RIGA – INDIGENOUS RIGHTS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Belgian maestro Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens kicks off 2016 with Indigenous Rights which is taken from his much anticipated forthcoming studio album. 2015 was indeed a bumper year for this guy and we’d need quite a few paragraphs to cover everything as he was a very busy man. Aside from an exhaustive release schedule which included several original works as a solo artist and a few collaborative projects, he also churned out a raft of remixes and featured on a lot of compilations including Bonzai Progressive’s 500th release – Bonzai and Friends 500 – where he appeared three times with his own A Sense Of Hope, with Matt Holliday on As We Become One and on remix duty alongside Matt on Phi Phi’s Hiccup. Check out manu-riga.com for more and be sure to stay tuned for another fantastic Manu Riga-music filled year ahead.

Indigenous Rights intros with a nice chunky kicks and rhythmic hat alongside a fading in bass pulse. We get a glimpse of some beautiful melody from the superb vocal snippets and swirling pads and strings that mesmerize throughout. The pulsing bass is soon joined by a much grittier but very subtle wub wub bass that works perfectly within the track. The track takes a short break to prepare for one of the stars of the show, those stunning vocals. As the title suggests we get treated to some of the most beautiful chants that takes us up to the main break where a powerful poetic vocal rings out and sends shivers down your spine. A very strong sound on this one with a superb solid progressive groove, perfect for those late night sets.

Moments Of Sobriety opens with a cool punchy kick and is surrounded by layering percussions that form into a solid rhythmic sequence. A wonderful sequence follows as a Turkish Oud plays out its rich melodic sound to the backdrop of some cool sweeps and FX. A fantastic bassline sits perched on the low end and moves effortlessly through this sea of melodies, driving the track forward. The break is a beautifully constructed kaleidoscope of sound which is joined by some stunning hair raising vocals that deliver a haunting groove. A truly epic slice of progressive with a plethora of sounds, from tribal to Ethnic and beyond, top notch.

#manuriga #bonzaiprogressive

18 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

VLADA D’SHAKE – FRIDAY NIGHT (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The prolific Serbian DJ and producer Vlada D’Shake debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker – Friday Night. Since 2011 this guy has been churning out top quality cuts on various labels including Balkan Connection, Juicebox Music, Mistique Music and Stripped Digital to name just a few. His tracks are regularly picked up and featured in the sets of some of the world’s best known jocks. This is a testament to the quality and style this guy offers and judging by his already extensive discography, it’s no real surprise. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more soon.

Friday Night intros with a slight air of intensity as shuffling hats are joined by a layered pad and a deep vocal. A nice and chunky kick takes over and is accompanied by various synths and plucks that spell out some cool melodies. The bassline adds a solid driving groove to the sound and keeps the track firmly in the progressive sphere. The vocals continue and become a big focus in the sound alongside the ever expanding melodies. The intensity remains throughout and keeps you locked on for the duration, not to be missed.

Ihh sets out with a cool percussion led intro with a single bass pulse that is soon joined by a punchy kick drum to get the things moving. A series of quirky one shots ring out and give the track a rough tech edge as the deep growling bass hypnotises, hooking you in for the duration. A surreal vibe envelopes this one as the myriad of sounds converge into a single tech groove that ploughs on relentlessly. An epic slice here that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#vladad’shake #bonzaiprogressive

18 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 280 – MIXED BY RUSLAN VASHKEVICH

Ruslan Vashkevich is back at Bonzai Basik Beats controls for his second guest spot and he delivers the goods once more with a superb mix. Tracks and remixes from Abity, Berbush, Platunoff, Manu Riga and Matt Holliday, Youngen, Phi Phi, Yuriy From Russia, Philthy Chit and Rise and Fall are on hand to take us deep into the progressive abyss and get your party weekend started

Tracklisting – Episode 280: mixed by Ruslan Vashkevich

1º Abity – Aeroplane (Dub Mix)
2º Berbush – Spinn (Original Mix)
3º Platunoff – Two Face’s (Original Mix)
4º Rise and Fall – Looking Forward (Original Mix)
5º Yuriy From Russia – Budapest Streets (Original Mix)
6º Youngen – The Long Way Home (Original Mix)
7º Philthy Chit – Emanate (Original Mix)
8º Manu Riga & Matt Holliday – As We Become One (Original Mix)
9º Manu Riga – A Sense of Hope (Original Mix)
10º Phi Phi – Hiccup (Manu Riga & Matt Holliday Remix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #ruslanvashkevich

 

15 January 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

CROCY featuring ASHLEY BERNDT – MIND – REMIXES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Crocy’s Mind is given the remix treatment on our next release and we have enlisted the talents of two top notch producers to lend their talents on the mixing desk. Mind was first released back in Summer 2015 to a great reception, the vocals from Ashley Berndt had a huge impact and we’ve no doubt that these new cuts will follow suit.

Crocy featuring Ashley Berndt – Mind – Remixes, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #crocy

13 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

CHANDRAMA – LOST IN NUBRA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Indian DJ and producer Shashi Shaw aka Chandrama debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Lost In Nubra which comes backed up with two equally fantastic remixes from Manu Riga and J’Dan. He started DJing in 2007 in various commercial events and night spots. In 2013 after learning the art of making music he started to create hypnotic, melodically charged journeys which opened up a doorway to a whole new world. This gave birth to his new project Chandrama which means ‘Moon’ in his native language and as Moon is the source of light during all darkness, Chandrama portrays light through his deep melodies with very natural Asian and Indian elements. He has released his music on Beat Block Records, Never Too Late Recordings and Revelation Records with upcoming releases on By Ground Digital (BGD) and Bonzai Progressive. Lost In Nubra is the result of a real life experience for its composer after exploring the Nubra Valley in India.

Chandrama – Lost In Nubra, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #chandrama

13 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

CROCY featuring ASHLEY BERNDT – MIND – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Crocy’s Mind is given the remix treatment on our next release and we have enlisted the talents of two top notch producers to lend their talents on the mixing desk. Mind was first released back in Summer 2015 to a great reception, the vocals from Ashley Berndt had a huge impact and we’ve no doubt that these new cuts will follow suit.

First up we have Pavlin Petrov on remix duty and he certainly knows how to turn up the groovy meter. Pavlin first appeared on BP back in September 2015 with the superb Feeling Alive which featured the vocal talents of Selina Stone, and what a debut that was. Hailing from Bulgaria Pavlin grew up with the music by Jean Michelle Jarre, Vangleis and Enigma. He started producing in 2005 with a keen interest in Ambient before he got more into progressive house. Since then he mixes his tracks with an ambient atmosphere which is essential for progressive house. He likes to experiment with every new track and express that deep and dark feeling dedicated to his unique style. Over the last 5 or 6 years he has released a plethora of music on various labels including Mystic Carousel Records, KP Recordings, Beat Block Records, Suffused Music among others. On top of this he has an impressive list of remixes for others making him a very much in demand artist. On the remix Pavlin finds that precarious line between tech house and progressive house in a way that allows both iterations to meet in the middle and deliver the best of both worlds. A solid workout ensues complete with nice punchy kicks, a raw, organic bassline and swirling pads. On the break we get a taste of Ashley’s stunning vocal and a reminder just how good this seemingly simplistic vocal really is. A perfect track for that crossover period in any set.

Since his first Bonzai Progressive outing back in June 2015, we have seen some fine work from this guy, both in original and remix formats. Starting out in Techno he made his way over to the Progressive side with a truly unique style that is definitely getting a lot of attention. Always worth checking out this guy’s endeavours, we hope to be seeing more from him in the future. Alexey’s remix goes straight into a deep house groove with a series of chord stabs that are mashed up beautifully resulting in a cool upbeat kinda vibe and are soon joined by the superb dancefloor friendly kicks and percussion that will keep the booty’s shakin all night. The star of the show however is that mesmerizing piano riff that weaves throughout the track. Working beautifully with the vocals on offer this piano riff is a nod to proper classic deep house that will leave punters feeling very good indeed. A definite must have in general but if you know your stuff then this one is for you.

Crocy’s House Mix intros with a real nice chunky kick and a crispy hi-hat that is soon joined by cool percussions. A quirky pluck takes over as a deep bassline dominates the low end resulting in a perfectly matched arrangement that allows the groove to flow effortlessly. The vocals start to make an appearance in a subtle way before Ashley’s voice bursts out into full on effect on the break accompanied by that super sweet piano riff from the original cut. A much tougher slice of progressive than the original which gives the track a whole new dimension, fantastic stuff.

Rounding off this top notch remix pack we have Crocy’s House Instrumental which strips out the vocals for those that like to keep it purely musical.

#crocy #ashleyberndt #bonzaiprogressive #pavlinpetrov #alexeyylisin

11 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CHANDRAMA – LOST IN NUBRA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Indian DJ and producer Shashi Shaw aka Chandrama debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Lost In Nubra which comes backed up with two equally fantastic remixes from Manu Riga and J’Dan. He started DJing in 2007 in various commercial events and night spots. In 2013 after learning the art of making music he started to create hypnotic, melodically charged journeys which opened up a doorway to a whole new world. This gave birth to his new project Chandrama which means ‘Moon’ in his native language and as Moon is the source of light during all darkness, Chandrama portrays light through his deep melodies with very natural Asian and Indian elements. He has released his music on Beat Block Records, Never Too Late Recordings and Revelation Records with upcoming releases on By Ground Digital (BGD) and Bonzai Progressive. Lost In Nubra is the result of a real life experience for its composer after exploring the Nubra Valley in India.

We kick off with Lost In Nubra which opens with a muted kickdrum that builds slowly before a major thump is added alongside a deep chugging bassline. This gets the progressive juices flowing and we settle in for a magical journey filled with melody and a real sense of surrealism which comes through on the atmospheric elements of the track. On the break the true feeling of the track emerges as a beautifully sequenced series of sounds combine to deliver those stunning Asiatic vibes all wrapped up in exquisite melodies. An epic slice of prog that will not disappoint.

Belgian DJ and producer Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens returns to Bonzai Progressive for yet another of his mind blowing remixes. 2015 has been this guys busiest year to date, a lot has gone on and he has never failed to churn out only the finest quality in all his works. On top of all this he is nearing the completion of his first studio album as Manu Riga, something we literally cannot wait to get our hands on. On the remix are drawn deep into the progressive abyss with a tight drum arrangement alongside swirling pads and FX. A superb offset bass gets the groove into full on mode as the layers build into a solid construction of wonderful sounds. Distant Eastern-esque melodies creep through and deliver an air of mystery around the track. These melodies come to prominence on the break and are joined by a fantastic spoken vocal before we get thrust right back into this deep, dark chugging monster for the duration. A must have track for sure, Manu Riga does it again.

J’Dan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a fantastic remix that will be a welcome addition in any set. J’Dan spices things up on the remix with a stomping intro that gets right down to business. Big chunky kicks are joined by a crispy hat and a superb percussion arrangement. A deep throbbing bassline bubbles up from the depths and is contrasted by Ethnic sounds and rich strings that swirl overhead. That hypnotic chugging bassline works wonders here and drives the track beautifully. Various synth stabs deliver a real progressive vibe and take us to the break where we find a quite stunning Eastern flavour burst out all wrapped up in a wonderful melody. An awesome slice of prog here that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#chandrama #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #j’dan

11 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 279 – MIXED BY DJ FIRE

DJ Fire aka Jurgen Leyers returns for his 3rd stint on Bonzai Basik Basik Beats and once again he brings along a fine selection of progressive grooves for our listening pleasure. In the mix today, you can expect to hear tracks and remixes from Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert, East Cafe, Berbush, Tribal Warriors, Inkfish, Rise and Fall, Alfonso Muchacho, Matan Caspi, Manu Riga & Matt Holliday, Philthy Chit and Nico Parisi as well as DJ Fire’s own exclusive track Equator (Cold As Ice) which featured on the milestone reaching Bonzai & Friends 500.

Tracklisting – Episode 279: mixed by DJ Fire

1º Dj Fire – Equator (Cold As Ice) (Original Mix)
2º Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert – Circulation (Original Mix)
3º East Cafe – Minus Ten (Original Mix)
4º Berbush – Spinn (Original Mix)
5º Tribal Warriors – Feelings Are Together (Original Mix)
6º Inkfish – Slowed Down (Original Mix)
7º Rise And Fall – Looking Forward (Original Mix)
8º Alfonso Muchacho – Darkosaur (Original Mix)
9º Matan Caspi – Massandra (Original Mix)
10º Phi Phi – Hiccup (Manu Riga & Matt Holliday Remix)
11º Philthy Chit – Emanate (Original Mix)
12º Nico Parisi – Salva Mi (Original Mix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #djfire

 

8 January 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

ORAA & EKAI – FREAK LIKE ME FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Oraa & Ekai return to Piston with the superb two track Freak Like Me. This dynamic duo’s first outing for Piston was back in January 2015 with Hot Like 95 Fahrenheit, which picked up great support from across the board and no doubt this newest cut will follow suit.

Oraa & Ekai – Freak Like Me, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #oraa #ekai

6 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

SATINKA – DEEP WITHIN EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Mike Walshe aka Irish DJ and producer Satinka debuts on Bonzai Progressive with this stunning three tracker entitled Deep Within EP which is sure to cause waves through the underground. Although a debutant we have seen this guy before, his track The Way Of The Ancients featured on Bonzai’s In The Mix 001 mixed by the legend that is Airwave. A relative newcomer to producing he has definitely made a huge impact with his first release over at JOOF with his five track – Dissolving The Fear EP which was followed closely by the equally impressive Everything Is Energy on Geomagnetic. Now residing in Perth, Australia, Mike focuses in on the underground side of Trance, Psytrance and Progressive with his music being supported on many worldwide radioshows.

Satinka – Deep Within EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Breaks genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #satinka

6 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

MATHOV – INSANE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

French DJ and producer Mathov aka Mathieu Meyer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Insane which comes with two awesome remixes from Ruslan Vashkevich and Config. Mathov’s last outing was on our 500th release where he delivered his exclusive Chill Out Trip. Prior to this he joined forces on two occasions with Dark Soul Project receiving huge support with the tracks Between 2 Sides and We Are Not Alone. Mathov is a lover of deep progressive vibes with ethnic flavours and endeavours to keep his music in the underground. Over the years he has seen his music released on top labels like Mystique Music, OLD SQL Recordings and Bonzai Progressive. His music has gained the support of some of the finest names including Airwave, Kintar, John 00 Fleming, Dark Soul Project and Moshic. He believes in releasing his music slowly so he can put as much effort into the sound as he can to deliver the highest quality.

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

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mathov

6 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

SATINKA – DEEP WITHIN EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Mike Walshe aka Irish DJ and producer Satinka debuts on Bonzai Progressive with this stunning three tracker entitled Deep Within EP which is sure to cause waves through the underground. Although a debutant we have seen this guy before, his track The Way Of The Ancients featured on Bonzai’s In The Mix 001 mixed by the legend that is Airwave. A relative newcomer to producing he has definitely made a huge impact with his first release over at JOOF with his five track – Dissolving The Fear EP which was followed closely by the equally impressive Everything Is Energy on Geomagnetic. Now residing in Perth, Australia, Mike focuses in on the underground side of Trance, Psytrance and Progressive with his music being supported on many worldwide radioshows.

Deep Within Your Soul intros with a smooth sequence of sounds before bursting out into a full breaks arrangement that captures the imagination right away. Surreal atmospheric sounds flow through the track alongside some very subtle melodies that are just chomping at the bit to be let loose. A deep and driving bassline takes over the sound and is the perfect platform for the track to evolve. A beautifully crafted array of colours and sounds that melt into each other, drawing you in and locking you on for the duration, it’s hard to get away from this infectious groove. There’s so much more to Deep Within Your Soul than this description, making this a definite must have, you will not be disappointed.

Obscured By Dreams opens with a soft bell and smooth pads with a slight swell that seem to linger on forever. A deep, pounding kickdrum makes its way through delivering a breaks pattern that develops into a strong, solid arrangement complete with crispy hats and long splashy snares. The most beautiful melodies start to form up and contrast well with the tougher drums and gritty bassline. You get a real sense of underground with this expertly crafted collection of sounds, a totally immersive and mesmerizing groove that will have you coming back for more and more. Superb.

Introspection fades into existence with some real nice sounds including a deep droning bass and warm raspy flute. A beautifully melodic guitar soon follows and leads us into the superb, tight breaks arrangement we’ve been waiting on. Cool vocals are scattered all through this epic monster of a track and bring a little taste of retro to the sound. Again we witness the true power of the underground as Satinka unleashes an obscene array of quality sounds that seem to find common ground in the most fantastic way. Another fine slice of progressive breaks with a hint of almost everything thrown in, absolute genius.

#bonzaiprogressive #satinka

4 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATHOV – INSANE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

French DJ and producer Mathov aka Mathieu Meyer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Insane which comes with two awesome remixes from Ruslan Vashkevich and Config. Mathov’s last outing was on our 500th release where he delivered his exclusive Chill Out Trip. Prior to this he joined forces on two occasions with Dark Soul Project receiving huge support with the tracks Between 2 Sides and We Are Not Alone. Mathov is a lover of deep progressive vibes with ethnic flavours and endeavours to keep his music in the underground. Over the years he has seen his music released on top labels like Mystique Music, OLD SQL Recordings and Bonzai Progressive. His music has gained the support of some of the finest names including Airwave, Kintar, John 00 Fleming, Dark Soul Project and Moshic. He believes in releasing his music slowly so he can put as much effort into the sound as he can to deliver the highest quality.

The Original Mix gets right into a full on progressive groove from the off as cool shuffling hats are met with a chunky kick and hypnotic bass that just lurks menacingly on the low end. Very cool atmospheric sounds and FX rattle through the track adding a whole new dimension in the sound, all the while that superb prog groove is building and building. Just before the midway point the star of the show emerges in the shape of a mesmerizing synth line that arpeggiates in a never ending waterfall of melody. This one has it all and no doubt a lot of attention will follow, watch out for that bass, it’s a monster.

Russian DJ and producer Ruslan Vashkevich is first up on the remix and yet again we the sheer quality of this guys talents shine through. He recently unleashed Acid Pig on Bonzai Progressive – which gained great support and solidified his standing in the progressive world. He also had a feature on our 500th release with Hyper Space to the delight of many. Always well worth checking this guy out. The remix sets out with a pounding kick and distant rising pads that reveal a rich texture to the sound. These pads are soon expertly manipulated to include a grittier edge that matches beautifully with the monstrous bassline that takes over the track. This one packs a massive punch even with a minimal approach to the sound. Those big swelling synths and pads will have a huge impact in any set, but the bassline will shine through for sure. A definite must have track.

Config aka Wouter Vermeire is up next with his Encrypted Reality Remix which takes us on a trippy progressive trance journey filled with melodies and a solid groove. We normally see Config as one third of producer and DJ trio Wild Guess who debuted back in February 2014 with Nebulae and followed that with Trysal 35. Several remixes followed on Green Martian and Bonzai Progressive and have become a consistent force when it comes to delivering quality. More recently though we have seen Wouter break out on his own and is putting himself out there as a go to artist for remix duty, hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot more from this guy in the future. The remix delivers a smooth intro that slowly builds into a full on, well rounded progressive groove with a sprinkling of trance that gives off a subtle euphoria. The kickdrum stands out with a nice punch and is matched with an equally nice bassline that effortlessly dominates the whole sound. On the break we get drawn into a much more trance induced sound with wonderfully crafted synth arps and sweeping pads doing the rounds. The break concludes with a simply awesome climax that locks you in for the duration. Brilliant stuff from Config, not to be missed.

#bonzaiprogressive #mathov #ruslanvashkevich #config

4 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 278 – MIXED BY PHI PHI

Phi Phi’s fifth Bonzai Basik Beats delivers another solid progressive set from the master himself. It comes as no surprise that he keeps coming back for more, we know he loves it and we also know the fans love it too. Today we are treated to music from the likes of Pig & Dan, Alberto Ruiz, Booka Shade, Yaruba, Adam Beyer, Dus, Patrick Siech, Tribal & Error, Carlos Mendoza, Kiko, Olivier Giacomotto, Marius Lehnert, Marc Schaefer, Roland M, Roddy Reynaert and Phi Phi. Once more into the progressive abyss we go, see you on the other side.

Tracklisting – Episode 278: mixed by Phi Phi

1º Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert – Breakin Danger (Original Mix)
2º Pig & Dan, Alberto Ruiz – Scalextric (Original Stick)
3º Booka Shade, Yaruba – Black Cow (Original Mix)
4º Adam Beyer – The Crossing (Original Mix)
5º Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert – Bread Eaters (Original Mix)
6º Duss – Mistral (Original Mix)
7º Patrick Siech – Generator (Per Hammar’s Tribal and Error Remix)
8º Carlos Mendoza – Getto Down (Original Mix)
9º Kiko, Olivier Giacomotto – Reckless (Original Mix)
10º Marius Lehnert, Marc Schaefer – The Cave (Roland M. Dill Remix)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #phiphi

 

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