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Just a few short months after his Bonzai Progressive debut (Deck Of Cards), Argentinean DJ and producer Daniel Curotto returns with the sublime four tracker Movement Close Behind. Daniel Curotto is an up and coming DJ and producer who got into music around 2001. It was shortly after a trip to Europe that Daniel first decided he wanted to get into music, in particular DJing. After a few years of playing in and around Mar del Plata he decided to create his own music. He started to practice with Subiela Francisco Fernandez who not only taught him about bass and drums, he also taught about emotion in music. Influenced mainly by the techno genre, Daniel had the opportunity to meet artists like+John Creamer, 16 Bit Lolitas, Tocadisco, Fatboy Slim, John Acquaviva, Trentemoller, Tiga, Loco Dice, Guy J etc.+Today his style is a mixture of techno, house and progressive, and he plans to continue to evolve his sound and style.
Daniel Curotto – Movement Close Behind, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Swiss based tech house guru Kenny Ground joins the Piston family with this superb debut entitled Overload. DJ and producer Kenny is renowned the world over and has released a huge amount of quality cuts on many top labels over the years. He is very well respected amongst his peers and has shared the decks with many top names. He is a co-owner of Southpark Records, Old School Department and Glory Touch Records. His style is quite diverse, but he loves to delve into tech house with a distinct oldschool flavour that creates a synergy on the floors.
Kenny Ground – Overload, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
Italian producer Marco Madia returns to Piston with another top notch two tracker entitled Ascidian. Marco has been in and around the underground scene for a number of years. In 2006 he moved to Berlin where he got a degree audio engineering and soon started work as a sound designer. He also produces under the pseudonym Flip Morton and his experience has led to working on film soundtracks and exhibitions. This one is Marco’s sixth Piston release and we’ve become accustomed to his quality, something we look forward to hearing more of in the future.
Marco Madia – Ascidians, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Airwave – The Quest For Beauty (Original Mix) boasts a long intro made up of some wonderfully crafted soundscapes that lead into a powerful driving trance groove full of melodies and euphoria. The cinematic qualities that we know and love are present making this another epic slice from the man himself and we’ve no doubt this one will be a firm favourite among many.
Airwave – The Quest For Beauty (Original Mix), out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport in the Must Hear Trance – September 2016 chart!
The hugely talented Manu Riga steps for remix duties on this one with his Perseverance Remix and once again he delivers a fine slice of progressive for our listening pleasure. For the past 11 years this guy has been a champion for the Bonzai Progressive sound while realising his own diverse sounds. Still enjoying the warm reception from his studio album (as Manu Riga) Surrounded, he wasted no time in getting back to full on work mode and is already lining up some new material and remixes such as this one and his last outing on remix duty for Koschk’s Diwan. Big things still to come from this guy and we always look forward to more. The remix keeps with the deep theme of the original but adds that extra punch to get the floors moving. A nice punchy kick drum leads the way as tight percussions dish out a fine flowing rhythm. The bassline keeps thing on the deeper side with its warm well rounded groove. Pads layer up to fill the sound and create a sublime atmosphere which comes to the fore on the break before breaking down to percussions and FX and then rising once more to take back to the driving groove. Very nice indeed and a definite must have.
Man On The Moon – Sense (Manu Riga’s Perseverance Remix), out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport in the Must Hear Progressive House – September 2016 chart!
Greece based Makis Argirakos aka Soulshade debuts on Green Martian with the superb Keep On which features the wonderful vocal talents of Innah. Makis got into music from a young age and he has delved into many styles of music since then. He has tried his hand at the likes of rock, live acoustics and electronic including house and deep house. Since 2014 he has been dishing out some quality tracks across various labels and we’ve no doubt he’ll continue to do this. We’re delighted to have him on board.
Soulshade featuring Innah – Keep On, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
Airwave – The Man, The Legend – returns to Bonzai Progressive with a delicious helping of the most beautiful trance in The Quest For Beauty which comes complete with two superb remixes from Jam El Mar and Airwave’s own Fuel Terrace Remix. What more can be said about this guy, he just keeps on giving and surprising his army of followers with every production and with a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave’s profile just keeps on rising. More recently he has been delighting his fans with a mixture of videos that cover everything from production tutorials, reviews and critiques as well as some very interesting live casts that take place on the way to or during his gigs, check out Airwave’s social media spots for more on these as they are fast becoming quite regular and much anticipated. This Summer has already been a very busy one for Airwave, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Luminosity, Retro Beach and others are just a sample of where you got to hear some classic sets. Coming up very soon you lucky people down under can expect to hear an Airwave set at Bad Habit in Perth which follows a return to Gatecrasher for their Reunion bash. Lots more to come from this guy so it’s well worth staying tuned in.
Airwave – the Quest For Beauty, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in both Progressive House and Trance genre pages!
Demarkus returns to Piston with the fantastically upbeat dance-your-socks-off I do It Naturally which comes backed up with a great remix from Bonetti. After appearing on Secrets Of The Trade in 2015 Demarkus delighted us with his full debut – Strung On You, soon after. His sound carries a wonderful deep house flavour and it’s no wonder he’s appeared on many top house labels over the years. We’re delighted to see him back and we just know that this one is gonna rock.
Demarkus Lewis – I Do It Naturally, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.
Matt Holliday – Godforsaken, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.
Cortex Thrill – Mitochondria, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust is back with more of his quality tech house grooves on Piston Recordings with Ghetto Hustle. This one follows the fantastic Robots EP which came out in March 2016 and is sure to gain a lot of support just like its predecessor.
Eat Dust – Ghetto Hustle, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
Lex returns to Piston Recordings and this time he joins forces with Esteban De Haro and Kel to deliver the superb Athens EP. DJ, producer, artist, label owner, Alex (Lex) of Athens Greece, represents a way of life that embraces innovation, evolution and communion through sound. His last outing on Piston was alongside Dimi Wilson on Thoughts About It which picked up a lot of support and featured in many charts and playlists. He runs his own labels and has amassed quite an impressive back catalogue, great to see him back for more and hope to see even more in the future.
Lex (Athens) & Esteban De Haro – Three Laws Of Audio, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.
Crocy – Valve, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.
Naxound & Gleb Ruben – Amon Ra, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!