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CLUB TRAXX – DARK & DEEP 3 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The Club Traxx series continues with Deep & Dark 3 where 20 off the hook tracks are poised and ready to blow your mind wide open. We’ve selected some of the finest cuts from our own labels, Bonzai Porgressive and Progrez as well as from top labels like JOOF and Mistique Music to bring you a rip roaring trek into some deep and dark places within the progressive spectrum. Leading the way on this superb ride we have some top notch artists such as Kevin Vega, Audio Noir, Youngen, JF & Rick Pier O’Neill, Rise and Fall, Leon Krasich, Jesper Mauerhoff, Stanisha, metronomes, Seconds, Zoe Song, Jamie Baggotts, A.R.E.S, Matt Holliday, Adrian Roman, Surveyor Mode, Ruben Losada, Complete J & Mr Sativo and Corey Biggs. A definite must have compilation that will keep parties rocking long into the night.

Club Traxx – Dark & Deep 3, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audionoir #kevinvega #john00fleming #rickpiero’neil #riseandfall #youngen #leonkrasich #jespermauerhoff #stanisha #metronomes #seconds #zoesong #jamiebaggotts #ares #mattholliday #adrianroman #surveyormode #rubenlosada #completej #mrsativo #coreybiggs

3 February 2016 UPDATES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – DARK & DEEP 3 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The Club Traxx series continues with Deep & Dark 3 where 20 off the hook tracks are poised and ready to blow your mind wide open. We’ve selected some of the finest cuts from our own labels, Bonzai Porgressive and Progrez as well as from top labels like JOOF and Mistique Music to bring you a rip roaring trek into some deep and dark places within the progressive spectrum. Leading the way on this superb ride we have some top notch artists such as Kevin Vega, Audio Noir, Youngen, JF & Rick Pier O’Neill, Rise and Fall, Leon Krasich, Jesper Mauerhoff, Stanisha, metronomes, Seconds, Zoe Song, Jamie Baggotts, A.R.E.S, Matt Holliday, Adrian Roman, Surveyor Mode, Ruben Losada, Complete J & Mr Sativo and Corey Biggs. A definite must have compilation that will keep parties rocking long into the night.

#bonzaiprogressive #audionoir #kevinvega #john00fleming #rickpiero’neil #riseandfall #youngen #leonkrasich #jespermauerhoff #stanisha #metronomes #seconds #zoesong #jamiebaggotts #ares #mattholliday #adrianroman #surveyormode #rubenlosada #completej #mrsativo #coreybiggs

2 February 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AUDIO NOIR featuring LOKKA VOX – YOUR LOVE – REMIXES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The second track from Audio Noir’s 2015 album – Artificial Star – to get the remix treatment is Your Love which features the superb vocals of Lokka Vox. On remix duties this time around and giving us a nice range of styles we have Alex Vidal, Yoky, Dharmology and Experimental Feelings. Some great choices for any progressive set, you need this one in your collection.

Audio Noir featuring Lokka Vox – Your Love – Remixes, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audionoir #lokkavox

27 January 2016 UPDATES Read more

AUDIO NOIR featuring LOKKA VOX – YOUR LOVE – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The second track from Audio Noir’s 2015 album – Artificial Star – to get the remix treatment is Your Love which features the superb vocals of Lokka Vox. On remix duties this time around and giving us a nice range of styles we have Alex Vidal, Yoky, Dharmalogy and Experimental Feelings. Some great choices for any progressive set, you need this one in your collection.

Alex Vidal steps up to the remix desk first and delivers a solid progressive cut that will get the floors shifting to the groove in no time. We last saw Alex back in June 2015 with Mesmerized, a track which proved popular among many, and no doubt this time out we will see great support for this one. The remix opens with a dark progressive vibe as chunky kicks are set against subtle percussions and deep basses that take us deeper into the groove as the layers build. A real progressive mover here that transforms on the break as those beautiful melodies are introduced. The best of both worlds here, a definite must have track.

Next up we have Bonzai Progressive debutant Yoky on the remix. This Italian DJ and producer started out at a young age and performed all around Italy and on some of the country’s top radio stations. His passion for music led him to set up his own studio and in 2006 he released his first track under the pseudonym R-Type with a raft of top quality cuts coming thick and fast through the years under both Yoky and R-Type guises. Great to have this guy on board and we hope to see more in the year ahead. On the remix we get a taste of this guys talents within electronica as we are introduced to a fine selection of sounds that ooze that electronic vibe with a solid progressive groove in tow. The thing that stands out here is that bassline as it slices through the track to become the dominant force throughout. Cool vocals with equally cool FX added from Lokka litter the sound and add that extra dimension to the vibe. Top notch stuff and a worthy debut cut that will find its way into many sets no doubt.

Dharam Vir aka Dharmalogy returns to Bonzai Progressive with his remix and once again shows us a wonderfully deep melodic side to prog house that we know can be the icing on the cake of any progressive set. Last time out we got Back To 315 from this guy as well as a showing on a few compilations. Hopefully we will see more from this guy in 2016, well worth keeping an eye and ear on. The remix throws up a solid Dharmology performance that delivers a strong progressive groove that will definitely make it into many playlists. A cool contrasting track, this one has deep tendencies while brighter melodies ensure the track stays firmly in the peak time slot. Great use of the vocals on the break create a surreal sequence that climaxes with deep droning basses before we get locked back into full on mode for the duration. Fantastic stuff yet again from Dharma, not to be missed.

Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez aka Experimental Feelings returns to BP with a sublime remix. We last saw this guy back in September 2015 with his Indian Trip EP which gained great support across the board. Aside from this remix he has another release scheduled for early 2016 on Green Martian which will no doubt grab the attention of many jocks, keep a lookout for that one. As you’d expect from Experimental Feelings, we are treated to a sublime trek into the world of melodic progressive house. A tight drum arrangement complete with crispy hats and a nice punchy kick provide a solid platform for this progressive groover to shine. Up top we have a cacophony of melodies that take on various forms keeping the track fresh. The bass is a subtle affair that packs a huge punch but allows the brighter sounds to take the glory. The vocals come through beautifully and melt into the sound adding to the melodic structure of the track. Superb stuff yet again from this guy, a definite must have track for 2016.

#audionoir #lokkavox #bonzaiprogressive #alexvidal #yoky #dharmalogy #experimentalfeelings

25 January 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 277 – MIXED BY AUDIO NOIR

This week’s BBB guest mix comes from Australia’s own – Audio Noir. 2015 has so far been a massive year for this guy having released his album Artificial Star, a collection of remixes of his Almost Famous as well as a plethora of other cuts and remixes including the exclusive Apodyopsis on Bonzai Progressive’s Bonzai & Friends 500. This is his second time around here at BBB and he brings us music from Dofamine, Blue Amazon, Pedro Aguiar, Julian Dep, Somersault, Manu Riga, Matt Holiday, Alex Vidal and a superb remix from Audio Noir to round things off. A top quality mix that will have you primed and ready for a full on party weekend.

Tracklisting – Episode 277: mixed by Audio Noir

1º Dofamine – Wind (Original Mix)
2º Pedro Aguiar – Intelecto (Original Mix)
3º Julian Dep – Structural Depth (Original Mix)
4º Somersault – Space Is Big (Original Mix)
5º Manu Riga & Matt Holliday – Sumerged Needs (Original Mix)
6º Manu Riga & Alex Vidal – When Worlds Collide (Manu riga’s Balearic Dreams Mix)
7º Manu Riga & Matt Holliday – Silence In My Head (Original Mix)
8º Blue Amazon – No Other Love (Audio Noir Rekonstruction)

#bonzaibasikbeats #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir

 

26 December 2015 RADIOSHOWS Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 18 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Afterhour Trax 18 takes us deep into the progressive abyss with 20 fresh new cuts to lead the way. Heading up this quality pack we have some of the very best progressive house productions, including tracks and remixes from Manu Riga, AudioStorm, Dofamine, Alex Vidal, Steve Sai, Acud, Matt Holliday, Audio Noir, Andrew Michael, Chantola, Altek, Crocy ft Ashley Berndt, Jakhira, Config, Berbush, Cartos, Alexey Lisin ft Ange, Alex Vidal, Zatonsky, Phi Phi, Dharmology, Pavlin Petrov ft Selina Stoane, Experimental Feelings, Yuriy From Russia, Nico Parisi, Smotarev, Following Light and Paul Kardos. A fine selection no doubt and just the perfect addition to your playlist.

#greenmartian #manuriga #acud #audionoir #altek #config #cartos #zatonsky #experimentalfeelings #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #audiostorm #dofamine #alexvidal #stevesai #mattholliday #andrewmichael #chantola #crocy #ashleyberndt #jakhira #berbush #kotobuki #ange #alexeylisin #phiphi #dharmalogy #selinastoane #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #samotarev #paulkardos

8 December 2015 UPDATES Read more

AUDIO NOIR featuring JIMMIE WESTWOOD – FAR FROM HOME FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Taken from his second studio album Artificial Star and featuring a superb vocal from Jimmie Westwood, Audio Noir’s Far From Home gets the remix treatment delivering three very different takes on the original.

Audio Noir featuring Jimmie Westwood – Far From Home, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audionoir #jimmiewestwood

3 December 2015 UPDATES Read more

AUDIO NOIR featuring JIMMIE WESTWOOD – FAR FROM HOME (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Taken from his second studio album Artificial Star and featuring a superb vocal from Jimmie Westwood, Audio Noir’s Far From Home gets the remix treatment delivering three very different takes on the original.

Audio Noir’s Rekonstruction intros with a cool 80’s electro styled drum arrangement which delivers a dancey feel to the sound. The drums are the big focus here and are soon joined by equally cool percussions that etch out smooth rhythms throughout. Swirling pads offer up a sweet melodic sequence that fizzles out to be replaced by a heavy hitting gritty bass workout that totally transforms the sound. That gritty bass twists and morphs with an underlying acid tone and sits snuggly with the raspy vocal from Jimmie to the backdrop of some seriously shuffling hi hats and stuttering perc hits. Top notch stuff that will appeal to many for sure.

The legend that is Airwave takes on remix duties on Audio Noir’s Far From Home and delivers another slice of pure progressive breaks that will get any venue to fever pitch. Airwave continues to enjoy a hectic schedule as an artist and DJ with gigs taking him all over the world. How he still finds the time to produce top quality sounds we will never know, but one thing we do know is he never disappoints. His recent showing on Bonzai & Friends 500 with the exclusive Vega Shining, was a most welcome surprise for his army of fans and no doubt we’ll be seeing much more from this guy in the future. On the remix he takes us on an exciting journey that raises the energy levels with that solid breaks arrangement complete with a chunky kick and super cool snares that add a lot of character to the sound. The drums evolve throughout the track with little nuanced beats cropping up here and there while a wonderfully low bass resonates all around. Simple and highly effective short guitar riffs get the musical side flowing alongside Jimmie’s New Order-esque vocal delivery. The verses of the song ride along so smoothly and melt into the sound while the chorus winds up into a brilliant climactic event. Top notch from Laurent yet again, not to be missed.

Bonzai stalwart Crocy shows up on remix duty with a fantastic progressive workout that will light up the floors no doubt. His last outing gave us a brilliant remix on Matan Caspi & Roy Lebens’ Klubnichka as well as an exclusive track for Bonzai & Friends 500 entitled Bedroom Stories. The remix intros with a solid kickdrum that pounds out a nice big chunky beat. Warm synths start to fade in and are soon joined by a rhythmic percussion section that gets the feet moving toward the floor. A phat probing bass comes at us in various layers resulting in a deep driving bassline that really ramps up the energy on the track. Short vocal snippets creep through as the lead synth delivers an electrifying groove. Excellent stuff yet again from Crocy that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#audionoir #jimmiewestwood #bonzaiprogressive #airwave #crocy

1 December 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

YOUNGEN – THE LONG WAY HOME (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Hailing from Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Jurosevic aka Youngen debuts on Bonzai Progressive with The Long Way Home which comes backed up with two top notch remixes. Mladen got into music from a very young age. At just 10 years old he began to play the accordion and made the switch to synthesiser a few years later. His music collection started with an Astral Projection CD – Trust In Trance – and this set him on a collision course with electronic music which he has a passion for. In the year 2000 he invested in his first music production suite – Propellerhead Reason – and from there he learned the program inside out and started to produce his own sounds. As a teenager, he frequented many techno and psytrance parties which would have an influence in his sounds. Over the years he switched to a more progressive house and deep house output, and now his sound is deep, emotional and dreamy electronic dance music filled with deep grooves and melodic sequences.

The Original Mix intros with a soft tone full of warm keys and a rising drum pattern that leads up to a solid kickdrum that packs a strong punch. The atmospherics continue with the kicks leading the way alongside the fledgling bassline. A short break builds us up to the main event where the bassline takes over and drives the solid progressive groove forward. In the background the pads cascade through the sound perfectly and move with the key changes effortlessly. A subtle melodic flavour creeps in as a cool voice teases. The voice stands out on the break as the melodies evolve before we are settled back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff that you will not want to miss.

Manu Riga steps up to the desk first with his Ethnotized Remix and yet again we find out just how talented this guy is. As well as knocking out quality remixes and original works, he is currently in the midst of creating an album which we hope will be dropping sometime in early 2016. So far the standard is extremely high and we have no doubt that he will blow us away once more, we can’t wait for this one. His last release was for Bonzai’s 500th where he was allocat6ed no less than three slots which he filled with the superb A Sense of Hope, As We Become One with Matt Holliday and a remix alongside Matt on Phi Phi’s Hiccup. The remix intros with a superb punchy kickdrum and is soon joined by a probing bassline that hypnotizes the mind. Cool rhythmic structures form up with crispy hats and sharp claps alongside a solid Manu-esque tight drum arrangement. The bass dominates the sound and takes us deeper into progressive with every key change. On the break we get a subtle synth driven melody that paves the way for the most amazing female voice that will send shivers down your spine. Another excellent Manu Riga cut that will tear up any floor no doubt.

Australian producer Audio Noir heads up the next remix with Another Audio Noir Trip. This guy is another one who just never lets up on the quality front and who always delivers that extra bit of sound to get a track to its peak. Aside from his latest album – Artificial Star – his Almost Famous Reworked series is proving popular with many tracks showing up in sets all over. Still much more to come from this guy and we always get excited when his latest cuts drop in. Here the remix sets out with a punchy kick and a slicing hat combo complete with a rhythmic percussions. A surreal synth comes through that seems to morph in and out of shape before a rolling bassline takes over and gets the track into its progressive flow. The track goes deep as growling basses begin to emerge and that drum arrangement intensifies. The break offers a little respite and reveals a hypnotic sequence that lures you in only to be thrust back into the solid wall of sound for the duration. Top notch yet again from this guy, not to be missed.

#youngen #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #audionoir

23 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALEXEY LISIN featuring ALEXANDRA PRIDE – TRY MY SOUL (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Alexey Lisin returns to BP with the delectable Try My soul which features the stunning vocal talent of Alexandra Pride and comes with three superb remixes that deliver a variety of moods. Alexey surely knows how to turn on the progressive neurons, his last outing – Gloss, also featured a strong vocalist and gained a lot of support across the board. Russian singer-songwriter Alexandra Pride exudes elegance with her sultry vocals and is finding her voice make its way into many hearts, a special talent who will be making waves for years to come.

The Original mix of Try My Soul delivers a deep and moody sound, the perfect track to kick back to. The track opens with a nice full kick drum that rattles along to the backdrop of some real smooth, soft pads before Alexandra’s vocals take over and lull us into its sultry core. Cool drum patterns accompany the vocal perfectly and both simply melt into each other while sharper instruments paint a warm colourful glow. A very thought provoking track that will set your imagination free.

Up first on remix duty we have Australia’s own Audio Noir and his Another Audio Noir Safari. Having recently released his album Artificial Star – and his Almost Famous Reworked remix package, this guy just never lets up on the quality front. Here he settles the track into a solid progressive workout right from the off with a little help from that superb, chugging bass line that is joined by a tight drum section and beautiful cascading melodies that float across the background. The vocal is used to perfection here and is manipulated in a way that gives it a much more club feel. A relentless groove that will definitely keep the floor moving all night long.

Alexey takes to the remix desk himself and offers up his Lisin Remix which intros with a nice crispy hat arrangement with a sharp clap on the second beat while warm atmospheric pads control the background. Little snippets of vocal creep through alongside a very cool electric guitar. Punchy kicks set the track off on its progressive course and are soon joined by the grooviest bass line that will get those booty’s shakin on the floors no doubt. The break reveals more of the vocal which really captivates and holds you in its grip until the full on mix comes back to get us moving once more. Top notch stuff that you will not want to miss.

Belgian legendary DJ and producer Nico Parisi is up next with his fantastic remix. Nico’s recent outing Cacaooh turned a few heads and here he offers no respite as we are led deep into the progressive sound with a solid groove to hold us down and keep those feet shuffling. A raft of quality remixes have also kept this guy on top of his game recently with no sign of letting up. A resident of the famous Atmoz for a number of years he is headlining an Atmoz 19 year celebration this October at Area V in Hasselt. Nico’s own sound has developed over the years and has brought in a slight mellow vibe which is evident here as the background atmospherics really give the track a deep and meaningful groove. Huge throbbing basses cause a stir and are joined by a tight drum arrangement which is complimented by echoed vocal snippets that tease throughout. All over the track we find little flutters of guitar and melodic flares that add some wonderful textures to the sound. Another fine slice from this guy and a definite must have track.

#alexeylisin #alexandrapride #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir #lisin #nicoparisi

9 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS WEBSITE IS NOW ONLINE!

With the second release of our Bonzai & Friends compilations we decided to create a dedicated website for it, www.bonzaiandfriends.com, where you can now follow all the info regarding the projects! Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation.

#bonzaiprogressive #mattholliday #manuriga #airwave #john00fleming #phiphi #roddyreynaert #manuriga #matancaspi #eastcafe #riseandfall #loquai #audiostorm #thorin #yuriyfromrussia #rickpieroneil #ruslanvashkevich #relaunch #stevesai #audionoir #inkfish #tribalwarriors #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #crocy #berbush #alexvidal #alfonsomuchacho #philthychit #samotarev #jamiebaggotts #nicoparisi #paulkardos #cjart #hadytarek #kevinvega #mathov #anuragnandvanshi #jonnycalypso #mendexx #altek #blufeld #emlab #jakhira #abi-q #platunoff #djfire #chrisharris #adammartin #rishik #houselovincriminals #deuzler #metronomes

6 November 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai & Friends’ second instalment is a celebration of 2 decades of music of one of the world’s most renowned, pioneering labels Bonzai Progressive – formerly Bonzai Trance Progressive. As we approach our 500th release we decided to create something that will go down in the history books and stand as a showcase to what we have become over the years. We’ve enlisted the talents of an army of top notch producers to help us along the way and these artists have been tasked to create 50 brand new tracks and remixes, tracks that will only be found on this exclusive celebration compilation.

Bonzai & Friends 500, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House, Trance and Psy-Trance genre pages, plus on the homepage!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mattholliday #manuriga #airwave #john00fleming #phiphi #roddyreynaert #manuriga #matancaspi #eastcafe #riseandfall #loquai #audiostorm #thorin #yuriyfromrussia #rickpieroneil #ruslanvashkevich #relaunch #stevesai #audionoir #inkfish #tribalwarriors #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #crocy #berbush #alexvidal #alfonsomuchacho #philthychit #samotarev #jamiebaggotts #nicoparisi #paulkardos #cjart #hadytarek #kevinvega #mathov #anuragnandvanshi #jonnycalypso #mendexx #altek #blufeld #emlab #jakhira #abi-q #platunoff #djfire #chrisharris #adammartin #rishik #houselovincriminals #deuzler #metronomes

4 November 2015 UPDATES Read more

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