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October means ADE and this year is no different! Here is a selection of 60+ tracks featuring original works and remixes from Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Nico Parisi, Kintar, Airwave, DJ Fire, 06R, Narel, Rise And Fall, Samotarev, deepAlexander, Kabalo, Kevin Vega, Audio Noir, Matteo Monero, Rishi K., Kindred Spirits, Philthy Chit, Blufeld, Yuriy From Russia, John Scott, Anthony Yarranton, Steve Sai, Pierre Zamyatin, Mindgamers, Florian Meindl, Chantola, J-Junior, Thomas Genchev, Eric Powa B, Ecco, Jusa, Haze-M, Saccao, Matan Caspi, Mylan, Michael Berklin, Alen Simple, In2Deep, Fulltone, Dimitry Liss, Solartoff, Harmon, Landowski, Rick Wade, Sebastien Desay, Rogerio Martins, Accatone, JR From Dallas, Lurob, Hurlee, Fauvrelle, Oushanmete, Chrono, Ascaloon, Electric Bastards, Oz Romita, Van Czar, RV, The Revolving Junkie, Darouge, Active Line Six, Tribal Warriors, Ugur Yurt, Tofke, Lyle Quach, AngelLopez, Redraft Memories, Sander Bongertman, Sean McCaff, Project KF, Jey Fever, Soren Aalberg, Zolex, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Re Dupre, Rod B., Angelo Fracalanza, Sa.Du, M.R.T.N, Onofrio Conter, Ozan Kanik, Mariano Santos, Filth & Splendour, THiN, Franky Jones and Redhead.
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Sixth episode in the Bonzai Basiks Pure Tech series, this time featuring original tracks and remixes by Ozan Kanik, D-Formation, Mindgamers, Florian Meindl, Tribal Warriors, Jamez, Oliver Moldan, Anil Chawla, Kini Rao, Joal, Active Line Six, James Harcourt, Amber Long, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Re Dupre, Rod B. & Angelo Fracalanza, Filth & Splendour, Zolex featuring Nikkie, Soren Aalberg, Crystal Symphony, MC Johnny Def, R.O.N.N., James Hopkins, MiniTech Project, Soulboy, Onofrio Conte, Lyle Quach, Recycled Beats, Victor Vera, Harun Karabulut and Goksel Vancin.
Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Active Line Six makes a welcome return to Bonzai with this fantastic EP. AL6 has been involved with EDM since he was 17 when he got his first residency at popular Croatian club Kulusic and this led him to play many gigs around the country. In 1995 he first got together with Bonzai at Dom Sportova when he played trance sets with the likes of Fly, Franky Kloeck and others. In the last few years AL6 began to produce and the results are brilliant. In 2012 he debuted on Basiks with “Requiem” and then with “Silent Dream” on Eyepatch.
First up is “Chrome” a very subtle understated techno vibe with a hypnotic rhythm. The track starts with a classic kick and offset bass overlaid with a simple yet very effective tone. A nice flow builds up on the percussion with a raft of quality FX keeping the vibe alive, a very cool short vocal shot drops in throughout to make for a top notch slice.
“Hearts” is a much brighter tune with the intro filled with crisp, sharp hats and some quality percussions. Again we see a FX put right into the mix at the right time which shows tight arrangement skills. The track builds slowly with the bass causing a transformation in the groove, a real techno/house hybrid that will fill those boxes for sure.
Best of Eyepatch 2012 comes with twenty-five original and remixes from Ittai Barkai, Victor Maximiliano, Dimitry Liss, Wonji, Aiemo, Accatone, Murat Uncuoglu, Diego Alvez, Daniel Ray, Jimmy Galle, Gr-oy, Jamez & Soulboy, Kentaro Kaji, Active Line Six, Van Czar, RV, Unnamed, Project KF, Davide Marchesiello, Rob McCarthy and Pablo Gael.
Best of Bonzai Basiks 2012 comes with original tracks and remixes by Alvaro Maretti & Michael Sanchez, Miguel Bastida, Active Line Six, Ecco, Eric Kanzler, Oz Romita, Jamez, Sa.Du, Project KF, Dee Brown, Radio Source, Markus Ilgner, Simone Girau, Birkenmeier, Jordan Rivera, Cassandria Daiva, Lucio Grandi, Mr. Dello, The French Connection, Kenny Dahl and Andree Wischnewski.
EPISODE 175: Ultimate Breakers – Chika_go (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
Ultimate Breakers was born thanks to Seb Sanchez and Oris D at the terrace of a Parisian cafe.
Playing in different universes of electronic music, both of the DJs decided to put their experiences together through a common project: ULTIMATE BREAKERS.
It was in the South of France, by playing in Pyramids nights of Juan Les Pins and in the first Rave Party organized on la Côte d’Azur that Seb Sanchez plays his first Electro set in front of a conquered audience.
DJ with an efficient and personal style, both accessible and specialized, his range goes from the Deep, the House and the Tech-House, and appears in French and European nightclubs (le Warhol, Bar 25, Factory Club, le Wax Club, H2O) also in various private parties (L’Oreal, Privaty).
In 2005, he arrived at Paris and very quickly, make his style known in most of important nightclubs of the capital (la Loco, le Duplex, le Metropolis, les Coulisses, le BatoFar). He appeared in the Gay Pride 2010 and was the honored guest of the Beirut In The Mix float for the Technoparade 2010 and got a permanent place on MixFeever Radio.
Also, Seb Sanchez became a journalist in the famous magazine Only for DJs.
Every month, an exclusive podcast Fly With Me To Tech-House Music is available on Itunes.
Oris D is considered as a rising star of the house electro scene.
Famous thanks to his productions and remix played by numerous DJs in Europe, and also by the radio rotations in France (FG, Vitamin) and in Belgium (Funradio BE), he has been for 8 years carrying on with many students parties and french but also european clubs (Spain, England, Germany, Belgium).
Every week, the mixed selection entitled Radioshow by Oris D is podcast on dozens of FM radios, on the web, and also on podcast version on itunes.
The Ultimate Breakers concept opens a new road on the international electronic scene. Other than Djs, the group offers a real concert in which the tech-house tracks are played in live. This performance is relevant by its visual aspect and its program which already conquered lots of festivals and clubs all over the world.
Ultimate Breakers creates a new path into the Tech-electro House style, a mix between the tech-house minimalist underground and the electro-house. Their unique live in each appearance lead the audience into a travel in which several electronic sounds are gathered, producing a contagious energy of partying.
EPISODE 176: Diego Alvez & Solunamanalia – Rocbouquet (Bonzai Progressive)
The Portuguese producer Diego Alvez has a solid musical base that he started to build up already back in 1998 by playing the piano. He started to produce music himself in 2010 and has already quite a carreer to look back at as he has already remixed Unik (Portugal), Solunamanalia (Japan), Eco Do Ego (Portugal) and many others yet unreleased. His producing style has been influenced by names as Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Trentemoller, Fernando Fragoso and many more.
His personal taste ranges from Classical Music to Electronic Music including Minimal, Tech-House Dark and Dark-Tech but also Ambient Music.
The music Diego Alvez brings us is highlighted by sentimental melodies, intimate pianos and glitches.
EPISODE 177: Active Line Six – Silent Dream (Eyepatch Recordings)
Active Line Six first showed interest for rhythm and music in 1994. As a 17 year old he became resident at “KULUSIC”, a popular club in Zagreb, Croatia. Afterwards, he was also a resident dj at club “88” (diva futura night), which made him the youngest electronic music DJ at the time.
During the next five years he was a guest at all major clubs and parties around Croatia.
In the beginning, Active Line Six played trance and progressive music. A testament to that was the VIVID – BONZAI LABEL PARTY (Fly, Franky Cherrymoon, Kiki, Frajman, Active, Umek, Mary) he organized held at Dom Sportova on 21.01.1995.
In 1998 he became resident in club “EX” in Varazdin, where he stayed till 2000. Around that time, a new club opened in Zagreb – the “NO1″ club, where he held residence for a full 8 years with his friend DJ Nikkola. In parallel, he also did work on the “Bodywork” programme in “OTV” club Zagreb.
Soon afther that, with a team of 5 fellow DJs, he founded “Body&Soul” – a cult house programme in the famous zagreb club “THE BEST”, where many famous names of the global electronic scene came to play, such as: David Morales, Shapeshifters, Barbara Tucker, Miguel Migs, Phats&Small, Claude Monnet, Silicone Soul etc. There he stayed till 2005.
Now, 15 years later, Active Line Six does producing and arranging.
EPISODE 178: Corrado Bucci – Trip To Forest (Bonzai Elemental)
Corrado Bucci (04/08/1988) one of the duo called The Chocolates, is a young Italian musician, producer and DJ.
His music is a mixture of different elements ranging from classical piano to multiethnic instruments with some chill & trip hop and downtempo influences.
Corrados first release was a remix he did in January 2012 of the song Boys & Girls published on Melodica Records.