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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!

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4 November 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

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. For more info about this release go to www.bonzaiandfriends.com

#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

3 November 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD – OUT OF THIS LIFE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Blufeld is back with another cut entitled Out Of This Life which is taken from his recently released 4th studio album A World Less Ordinary. Very exciting times for this guy and he doesn’t seem to be letting up. With the album just out this new cut and its superb 3 remixes gives you a deeper insight into Blufeld’s world. Always worth keeping an eye out for this guy as he never disappoints.

Blufeld – Out Of This Life, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #blufeld

7 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

BLUFELD – OUT OF THIS LIFE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Blufeld is back with another cut entitled Out Of This Life which is taken from his recently released 4th studio album A World Less Ordinary. Very exciting times for this guy and he doesn’t seem to be letting up. With the album just out this new cut and its superb 3 remixes gives you a deeper insight into Blufeld’s world. Always worth keeping an eye out for this guy as he never disappoints.
The Original Mix of Out Of This Life straddles the prog house-trance borderline with a slight leaning towards trance. We are faced with an expertly crafted construction filled with driving beats and fantastic synth play. The bass line is where it’s at here though, a multi layered approach ensures an energetic ride which bonds perfectly with the sweeping pads and strings on the higher end. Cool melodies float across the sound and bring home that euphoric touch with a hypnotic edge. A tasty Autumn treat for us all.

First up on remix duty we have Audio Noir with his Rekonstruction, all the way from down under. This guy has become a very much recognisable force on the scene, but he shrouds himself in mystery by not revealing his identity. He has however given a few interviews which can be found online, these rare glimpses give an insight into the man behind the music, but not the face in front of the man so don’t be disappointed there is no big reveal, anyway, to the music. The remix intros with a cool percussive driven arrangement that is soon joined by a nice punchy kick and some tight drums to get the rhythm flowing. Sweet melodic synths etch out cool patterns that provide a colourful sound. A deep, relentlessly probing bass line follows and takes over the sound beautifully which gives some cool contrasting textures. The break reveals a superb vocal that comes as a pleasant surprise full of retro flavour. The track gets back into full swing with a tough, gritty bass sound joining the party. Top notch stuff yet again that is not to be missed.

Platunoff aka Russian DJ and producer Igor Platunoff shows up on remix duty and takes us deep into the progressive abyss. While this will be his first outing on a single release for Bonzai Progressive, he did make an appearance on Club Traxx Breaks 3 back in May 2015 with no less than three tracks including his own, From Chelyabinsk To Moscow as well as two top notch remixes. Here he takes us on a sublime journey that starts out with a cool drums and percussion intro that soon gets a boost from a nice chunky kick. Bright synth shots add a smooth melodic flavour to the sound as a contrastingly deep throbbing bass takes us into the depths. Crystal clear synth riffs light up the sound as the lower end gains intensity and takes us to the break where the bass is king before we get right back into full on mode. Brilliant stuff from this guy and a must have track.

The impressive Ruslan Vashkevich delivers his super solid mix that delves deep into progressive house. His last outing for Bonzai Progressive, Thought The Smoke gained a lot of attention and featured heavily on top portals and sets. With four releases already at BP, this guy certainly knows how to deliver the quality. Here he brings the tempo down a notch and settles us into a wonderful progressive house flow that locks you in for the duration. Nice chunky kicks and subtle percussions allow the driving bass line to stand out, and stand out it does. The bass just sits perfectly within the sound and draws you in with its mesmerising pull. Cool synths sit nicely over the bass as tight drums form up to deliver a smooth rhythmic flow. Fantastic effort from this talented artist and we look forward to much more in the future.

#blufeld #bonzaiprogressive #audionoir #platunoff #ruslanvashkevich

5 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, Blufeld delivers his 4th artist album – A World Less Ordinary. We’ve already had a peek into this stunning piece of work when Threlkeld and A World Less Ordinary were released not too long ago as singles. We had a quick chat with David just after the album’s completion, which took around 15 months. He draws a lot of influence from the early roots of the trance sound, a sound in which he incorporates into a progressive moulding. Airwave aka Laurent Veronnez and the late great Quadran aka Philippe Van Mullem still provide a lot of inspiration for him in the music he produces. The album in general was intended to create a mysterious feeling throughout but it is also designed to take the listener into a non conforming world where they can make their own rules. A hugely impressive back catalogue is a testament to the commitment and the drive shown by David, his Bonzai repertoire contains a wealth of mouth-watering, floor shaking grooves that have found their way into many sets over the years. David also runs his own label, Actuate which features the very best progressive trance and tech trance from a wide range of talented artists including several of his own aliases. Progmospherica Sessions is David’s monthly showcase where you will get the chance to listen to some of the finest grooves around, well worth checking out. As an added treat we are gearing for a special album, due in 2016, which will be filled with nothing but super chilled out remixes of a selection of Blufeld’s work, we can’t wait for this one to drop.

Blufeld – A World Less Ordinary, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #blufeld

30 September 2015 UPDATES Read more

BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, Blufeld delivers his 4th artist album – A World Less Ordinary. We’ve already had a peek into this stunning piece of work when Threlkeld and A World Less Ordinary were released not too long ago as singles. We had a quick chat with David just after the album’s completion, which took around 15 months. He draws a lot of influence from the early roots of the trance sound, a sound in which he incorporates into a progressive moulding. Airwave aka Laurent Veronnez and the late great Quadran aka Philippe Van Mullem still provide a lot of inspiration for him in the music he produces. The album in general was intended to create a mysterious feeling throughout but it is also designed to take the listener into a non conforming world where they can make their own rules. A hugely impressive back catalogue is a testament to the commitment and the drive shown by David, his Bonzai repertoire contains a wealth of mouth-watering, floor shaking grooves that have found their way into many sets over the years. David also runs his own label, Actuate which features the very best progressive trance and tech trance from a wide range of talented artists including several of his own aliases. Progmospherica Sessions is David’s monthly showcase where you will get the chance to listen to some of the finest grooves around, well worth checking out. As an added treat we are gearing for a special album, due in 2016, which will be filled with nothing but super chilled out remixes of a selection of Blufeld’s work, we can’t wait for this one to drop.

The album opens with Introspective, an injection of breezy uplifting melodies over an equally upbeat breakbeat drum arrangement. This combination is the perfect tonic for starting a brand new day and delivers a sense of euphoria that enhances a feel good factor which becomes infectious as the track unfolds. From here we are taken into the progressive bulk of the album starting with the title track, A World Less Ordinary which takes us on a beautiful journey into the progressive sound with a wonderful driving bassline on top of a tight drum arrangement. The attention to detail is sublime with sweeping pads and FX creating textured layers that blend effortlessly. As the track reaches its peak we are locked into an intricate web of melodies that just seem to flow into our minds with ease. The break gives those melodies their chance to shine with a superb synth hook that climaxes with us getting shoved right back into the main groove.

Scheduled for release in late September 2015, Out Of This Life straddles the prog house-trance borderline with a slight leaning towards trance. Again we are faced with an expertly crafted construction filled with driving beats and fantastic synth play. The bassline is where it’s at here though, a multi layered approach ensures an energetic ride which bonds perfectly with the sweeping pads and strings on the higher end. Cool melodies float across the sound and bring home that euphoric touch with a hypnotic edge. A tasty Autumn treat for us all.

Glenderamakin is a deep and grooving progressive cut that will send your imagination into overdrive with thought provoking sounds and patterns. A surreal and reflective kinda vibe oozes out of this track, the deep bass meanders along and draws you in with ease as subtle melodies tease leaving us wanting more. A late night track that will definitely grab the attention of many.

Around this time last year was when we got our first snippet of what this album would be about with the release of Threlkeld with its smooth drum led intro with dreamy pads fading in from behind beautifully. The kicks evolve brilliantly into a nice and punchy hit as the bassline begins to drive the track forward and giving that purely progressive house feeling to the sound. The track has a nice organic feel to it and is contrasted perfectly with sweet melodic flavours coming off the synths and pads. Another fine slice from this guy which was very well received indeed.

The Vivid Unknown is up next sets us on course with a trek deep into the progressive sound once again. The intro boasts a nice punchy kick and an almost muted tribal drum construction as cool crispy hats begin to show. The bassline runs deep here and is the perfect platform for the track to unleash an array of sweeping synths that add so much texture. The break delivers a fine display of tweaking as those synths are transformed into a kaleidoscope of sound that hooks you in. Superb stuff you will not want to miss.

At the midway point of the album we run into the first of five wonderfully chilled tracks that evoke all kinds of feelings and arouse various senses. The deep and lush tones of Tulgey Tales with its contrastingly beautiful melodic sequences and super tight drums opens up this world of chill which is broken for a moment by the equally lush and ubiquitous vibes of progressive trancer Jubjub’s Invincible Wings. A cool blend of sounds creating an uplifting groove with a traditional feel about it that conjures up evocative and vivid memories. From here we head back into chilldom with Equivocal Mind that is a purely mesmerizing track filled to the brim with the kind of sounds that allow your mind to drift away from reality for just a few short minutes. Coming out of this state we are faced with the uplifting grooves of Memoirs Of A Mountain which delivers a solid prog workout complete with a deep droning bass and superb melodic structure. We are eased into the end of the album with three chilled grooves starting with Emotional Tentacles and its sweeping pads that lead up to a brilliant gated synth that offers a cool twist to an otherwise soft sound. Without A Trace follows and takes us deeper with a warm bass tone and smooth beats that weave intricate patterns ass they go. This track gathers pace as the signature changes with some expert tweaking and wonderful synths that light up the sound beautifully. Rounding off this awesome album we have Gone For Long which is a simple and subtle arrangement of melodies and soft beats, the absolute perfect end to a fantastic journey that will leave you stunned and wanting more.

#blufeld #bonzaiprogressive

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AFTERHOUR TRAX 17 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our Afterhour Trax series hits its 17th instalment and delivers another round of some of the best progressive grooves around. This time around we have selected outstanding tracks from labels like Bonzai Progressive, Kunai and Mistique Music. 20 tracks and remixes come from on form artists such as Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Subconscious Tales, Ametron, Rise and Fall, Audio Noir, Ruslan Vashkevich, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefic, Blufeld, Horizons, Matan Caspi, Nico Ferrero, Christopher Hermann, Tomin Tomovic and Aniko Tomowitch. A superb pack filled with top notch prog vibes that will fast become an important tool in your crate.

Afterhour Trax 17, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

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12 August 2015 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 17 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our Afterhour Trax series hits its 17th instalment and delivers another round of some of the best progressive grooves around. This time around we have selected outstanding tracks from labels like Bonzai Progressive, Kunai and Mistique Music. 20 tracks and remixes come from on form artists such as Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neill, Nico Parisi, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, Subconscious Tales, Ametron, Rise and Fall, Audio Noir, Ruslan Vashkevich, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefic, Blufeld, Horizons, Matan Caspi, Nico Ferrero, Christopher Hermann, Tomin Tomovic and Aniko Tomowitch. A superb pack filled with top notch prog vibes that will fast become an important tool in your crate.

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11 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AIRWAVE – IN THE MIX 001 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Welcome to our brand new venture, In The Mix. With so much great music around we thought it was time to offer a new showcase where we could spread only the best music far and wide. To help us along we will be recruiting some top DJ’s to deliver the goodness. We are proud to announce our very first In The Mix – 001, from none other than one of the most inspiring and gifted artist’s of our time, Airwave. When we think of an artist who has remained fully committed to the true origins of musical interpretation then this guy’s name is always one of the first to crop up. He retains such integrity in everything he touches and continues to inspire a generation of music lovers with his special brand of Progressive and Trance. His latest incarnation, A Touch Of Grace is riding high on popular charts and is seeing a lot of playlist time across the world. This 2 part mix is the perfect medium for Airwave to impart his vast musical knowledge onto our senses and allow us to go deep into our souls and discover inner feeling we never even knew we had.

Part 1 takes us on a journey into the deeper, darker side of Progressive with an ever increasing intensity that sends shivers down your spine. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of We Are All Astronauts, Rise and Fall, Moshic, Altek, No One & Elliot Duquai, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Ewan Rill, Napalm & D-Phrag, Audio Noir, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Nico Parisi, Blufeld, Solarstone and the man himself, Airwave.

Part 2 ramps up the energy levels and builds tough edged, driving grooves into a huge climactic experience, here you can expect top notch tracks and remixes from D.P. Kash, Chris Sheridan, Alex Vidal, Robert Nickson, RNX, Matt Holliday, Kissoff, Sean Tyas, Ewan Rill, Robert Vadney, Alex Di Stefano, Art Of Trance, Rick Pier O’Neil, Facade, Reaky, Synergia Corpo featuring Noxdream Voice, Chris Oblivion & Satinka.

Join us as we go In The Mix and let the music set you free.

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6 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 15 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Traxx kicks back into gear with another dance inducing round of cuts in the shape of Progressive House 15. We’ve carefully selected 20 of the very best, brand new tracks to whet your appetite and ensure you have no shortage of quality in your sets. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neil, Matan Caspi, Stan Kolev, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Ewan Rill, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, JF, Subconscious Tales, Nico Parisi, Rise and Fall, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Audio Noir, Yuriy from Russia, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Mikko Lahti, Blufeld, Horizons, Moshic and MSZ. Give your collection the boost it deserves with this all round fantastic package, you know you want to.

#bonzaiprogressive #michael&levan #stivenrivic #rickpieroneil #matancaspi #stankolev #stanisha #kaankoray #ewanrill #manuriga #mattholliday #jf #subconscioustales #nicoparisi #riseandfall #phiphi #roddyreynaert #audionoir #yuriyfromrussia #experimentalfeelings #dousk #philthychit #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #mikkolahti #blufeld #horizons #moshic #msz

8 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Kick off your summer in style with our bumper compilation, Ibiza 2015. If you’re looking for an all round package that will fill all your dance floor needs, then look no further. We’ve meticulously selected 52 of the very best cuts from the worlds of Techno, Tech House, Progressive House and Deep House and everything in between, for your aural pleasure. Tracks and remixes come from top artists such as Fatal Error, Airwave Breaks, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Nico Parisi, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Matan Caspi, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Altek, Edwin Van Cleef, Moshic, Audio Noir, Alex Vidal, Neptun 505, E.F.G, Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier OiNeil, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Napalm, D-phrag, Ewan Rill, Casper, Miika Kuisma, Luminescent, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Kintar, Rise and Fall, Toral, Lagho, Matt Holliday, Quadran, Relaunch, Philthy Chit, Tribal Warriors, Michael & Levan, Quivver, Haran Karabalut, Ozan kanik, D-unity, Parga, Bhoo, Dirtyplan, Ab-Q, Manni, Mindgamers, Nico Ferrero, Crocy, Brett Lawrence, Thorsten Hammer, Vincent Esperanza, Pandeo, Art Sparks, Cerillo, Mr. Beat, Ecco, Kruno Kereta, Luis Bravo, Mend, Filta Freqz, Charles Ramirez, Gary DF, Arche, Oz Romita and Francesco Dinoia. The perfect collection to boost your set on the terraces, the beaches and the clubs, cue it up.

#bonzaiprogressive #airwave #matancaspi #nicoparisi #yuriyfromrussia #alexvidal #manuriga #audionoir #relaunch #tribalwarriors #quivver #d-unity #kintar #luisbravo #francescodinoia #fatalerror #samotarev #maxmagnum #darksoulproject #mathov #femalefiz #wildguess #altek #edwinvancleef #moshic #neptun505 #efg #rickpieroneil #stivenrivic #michael&levan #blufeld #napalm #d-phrag #casper #ewanrill #miikakuisma #luminescent #phiphi #roddyreynaert #kintar #riseandfall #toral #lagho #mattholliday #quadran #philthychit #harunkarabulut #ozankanik #parga #bhoo #dirtyplan #abi-q #manni #mindgamers #nicoferrero #crocy #brettlawrence #thorstenhammer #vincentesperanza #pandeo #artsparks #cerillo #mrbeat #ecco #krunokereta #mend #filtafreqz #charlesramirez #garydf #arche #ozromita

19 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DARK SOUL PROJECT & MATHOV – BETWEEN 2 SIDES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Dark Soul Project and Mathov are on a bit of a roll at the moment. The guys have been churning out top quality tracks of late and this time around is no exception. Between 2 Sides comes backed up with two superb remixes as well as the original which will definitely whet the appetite for an indulging prog experience.

The Original Mix takes us into a smooth, almost laidback ride into house music with deep, flowing grooves that glide effortlessly along the sound. A deep and probing bass keeps the track on point as rich strings ebb and flow with climactic prowess right through the track. At the midway point we are treated to a very cool siren like lead that dominates with its cosmic vibe. Perfectly wrapped tune complete with a super tight arrangement that will definitely keep floors moving.

Netherlands based DJ and producer Thorin returns to remix duty with another of his sublime takes. It’s been a while since we last saw Thorin round these shores, it was back at the end of 2014 when he provided a brilliant remix on Manu Riga’s Tai Chi Girl 2014. But, he has been very busy indeed with remixes for Rick Pier O’Neill on Mistique Music and appearances on several top progressive compilations. On the remix we get treated to Thorin’s smooth vibes that take us deep into prog with an uplifting feeling that is born out of those gracious strings and pads as they cascade beautifully filled with wonderful melodies. The solid grooves are shored up by a tight drum section and smooth basses which provide the perfect platform for the brighter elements to shine. A definite must have track in your collection you will not want to miss.

Blufeld is up next with his Darkside Remix and yet again he pulls out all the stops to deliver on the quality front. Last time out we saw his track, A World Less Ordinary, gain a lot of support across the board. Currently Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and no doubt we will be seeing a lot more in the months ahead. On the DJ front he continues with his radioshow Progmospherica which you can catch every month on Pure Fm. Here, the remix intros with a nice chunky kick that filters in to reveal crispy hats and some cool percussions that dish out a solid rhythm. A chugging, multi layered bassline drives the groove beautifully as warm strings and pads begin to rise. Sweet melodic phrases flow through the sound creating a wonderfully textured construction. On the break that bass drives on as the pads are joined by soft voices and a winding siren lead. Top notch stuff from this guy that is not to be missed.

#darksoulproject #mathov #bonzaiprogressive #thorin #blufeld

18 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Blufeld returns to take us on one of his beautifully colourful progressive trips with the superb A World Less Ordinary which comes packed to the hilt with three top notch remixes. As ever Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and he has recently announced his 4th studio album is just about ready for our listening pleasure, so stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime his latest track Threlkeld got a nod on Drizzly Records’ Trance Sessions 14. As well as that his remix on Greenage’s Lost Memories stalked the charts for a while and keeps with his constant presence on the scene. Exciting times ahead that you will not want to miss.

Blufeld – A World Less Ordinary, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #blufeld

8 April 2015 UPDATES Read more

BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Blufeld returns to take us on one of his beautifully colourful progressive trips with the superb A World Less Ordinary which comes packed to the hilt with three top notch remixes. As ever Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and he has recently announced his 4th studio album is just about ready for our listening pleasure, so stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime his latest track Threlkeld got a nod on Drizzly Records’ Trance Sessions 14. As well as that his remix on Greenage’s Lost Memories stalked the charts for a while and keeps with his constant presence on the scene. Exciting times ahead that you will not want to miss.

The Original Mix takes us on a beautiful journey into the progressive sound with a wonderful driving bassline on top of a tight drum arrangement. The attention to detail is sublime with sweeping pads and FX creating textured layers that blend effortlessly. As the track reaches its peak we are locked into an intricate web of melodies that just seem to flow into our minds with ease. The break gives those melodies their chance to shine with a superb synth hook that climaxes with us getting shoved right back into the main groove, excellent stuff yet again from Blufeld and not to be missed.

Up first on remix duty we have the ever impressive Manu Riga with his Vision Remix. Manu continues to deliver the goods with only the highest quality in mind. He is always looking for new angles and pushes himself past any barriers that get in the way. While 2014 was a big year for him, 2015 is already shaping up to be even bigger with multiple projects on the go with various artists. His collab with Matt Holliday got off to a flying start with their Ethnology EP (You Are Contagious & Roots) which charted well upon release. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on this guy soon, you will not be disappointed. On the remix Manu goes full on right from the get go with a brilliant evolving offset bass that drives the track beautifully with the help of a nice punchy kick and a trademark tight drum arrangement. Running through the track we get an almost acid-style riff that filters brilliantly throughout. High strings come into play alongside an angelic voice that melts into the sound. In the background a complex array of FX and sounds fill the spectrum giving us lots to focus on. Another fine slice of prog from Manu that will definitely fill a peak time slot.

Mark Found is up next on the remix and in typical fashion he knocks it outta the park. We last saw Mark on the remix for Thorin’s Secrets back in October 2014 and since then he has released various cuts on different labels with a lot of attention going his way. Also in recent months, Mark launched his own radioshow, Cityscape on DI.FM which is gaining great momentum as he takes listeners deep into progressive territory, worth checking out every third Thursday of the month at 20:00 CET. The remix here intros with a well rounded kick that packs a nice punch alongside crispy hats and a spacey synth line. The intro climaxes into a solid, deep bass that shores up the groove beautifully. On top we have winding synth pads that ebb and flow and bring subtle melodic sequences to the fore. An array of layers provide for contrasting textures that will keep you looked in for the duration. On the break a much brighter melody is unleashed as those sweeping synths mesmerize the mind. A superbly tight slice of prog that will definitely be a big floor hitter.

Horizons aka DJ Shy rounds off this top notch pack with his remix. It’s been a while since we last saw this guy over at the Bonzai offices, although he has been busy with DJing and other releases. Since his last outing he has been a prominent feature on our compilations such as Bonzai & Friends, After Hour Trax 14 and Club Traxx Progressive House 13. Great to see him back and we hope to see more in the future. The intro on the remix takes hold right from the off as we are drawn into a surreal world of floating strings and droning pads that create a stunning atmosphere. A nice big chunky kick gets the track on the move and is soon backed up by a lush bassline that takes control and drives the groove beautifully. On the break a wonderful melodic sequence unfolds as the lead synth winds its way through the kaleidoscope of sweeping pads. A truly epic slice of progressive vibes you will really not want to miss.

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GREENAGE – LOST MEMORIES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Goa born and now living in Panaji, India, Greenage debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Lost Memories. For the past four years Greenage has been at the forefront of progressive vibes with his brand of quality productions. He has appeared on top labels such as Mystique Music, Elliptical Sun Recordings, Inception and Green House to name just a few. We are delighted to have him on board and can see exciting things for the future. Lost Memories comes with two outstanding remixes that are not to be missed.

The Original Mix gets us moving with its smoothed edges and flowing rhythms. The classic kick and hat styled intro leads us into a beautifully constructed progressive world. Tight beats are joined by a superbly warm bass that hits the spot with its deep lush vibes while a hypnotizing synth riff sits over the top alongside expertly placed FX. The groove intensifies with rich pads swelling up in the background as Eastern flavours begin to make an appearance. The break unleashes the full power of the melodies in the track and culminate with a beautiful string pluck before we get thrust back into the main groove. A real mover here that will grace many floors no doubt.

One of Bonzai’s undoubted top artists hits the remix desk for a journey into a pure progressive world. With an ever increasing workload and ongoing multiple projects, Manu Riga delivers his Night At Goa Remix and he is here to show how it’s done. In just the last few months he has churned out quality remixes for Samotarev, Chris Harris, Mendexx and JWM as well as his own tracks, including a reworking of his Bonzai debut Tai Chi Girl. His recent collab with Matt Holiday has resulted in an upcoming release this February, a brand new radio show and much more. A huge year for this guy is on the cards, well worth keeping an eye and ear on. On the intro we are met with crispy hats and sharp claps that blend perfectly with the punchy kicks on offer. A deep droning bass creates a dark atmosphere as various synths and other sounds fill the spectrum alongside expertly crafted FX sequences. Manu entrenches his tribalistic style into the sound with some brilliant drum patterns that marry up beautifully with the ever evolving bassline. Goa elements litter the sound with haunting Eastern voices fading in and out of the groove. A proper, driving slice of progressive that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Blufeld is up next with his Past Is Present Remix and he does not disappoint with his energetic offering. David (Blufeld) is somewhat of a Bonzai stalwart having been around the label since 2008, many tracks have been released across various Bonzai labels since then, including multiple albums. His last full release, Threlkeld gained much support as did his remixes for Alex Vidal and Digital Department, he also got featured on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends Underground Progressive Collection, which rose to the number 1 spot at Beatport. Recently he announced a 4th studio album and a slight change in his production style for 2015, watch this space. The remix intros with a cool drum sequence with sweeping FX splattered over the top, this leads to a short breakbeat groove before going full on 4×4 and picking up the pace. Energy levels rise as a strong synth line hits hard alongside a melodic arp and a wall of noise. The break unleashes the full melodic flavour of the track as the hook dishes out its trance-like vibe and then subtly relenting to bring the beats back to the progressive nature of the track. Superb stuff from Blufeld that will appeal to many across the board no doubt.

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