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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – PODCAST MIX – EPISODE 4

Fourth audio podcast available with an episode from Bonzai Basik Beats with Antidote in the mix.

Playlist:

1° Kentaro Kaji – Arashi
2° Kentaro Kaji – You Sexy
3° Dennis Franchi – Rituals
4° Wits To Wear – Shakespeare (Telltale Mix)
5° Fab Code – The Muppet (Original Mix)
6° Matt Silver & Brisboys – Voxtrot (Fab Code Remix)
7° Cee Cee Cox – Shine On (Heavy Original Mix)
8° Kernel Key – Forklift
9° Verche – Roots (Original Mix)
10° MiniTech Project – Smash It (Jimmy Galle Remix)
11° Chantola – Ibiza Soul (Johnny S Terrace Mix)
12° Cee Cee Cox – Playground (Swingset Original Mix)

Antidote was the brainchild from 90’s Bonzai A & R Marnik Braeckevelt, started in 2003 together with Belgian musical chameleon Airwave.

The idea was to bring a musical antidote against all rubbish cheesy trance out there and they succeeded with club hits such as Sciabada, Paraglider and most of all What Time Is Love, their infamous cover from the KLF classic which was championed by the likes of Armin van Buuren and Markus Schulz.

Marnik Braeckevelt has been in the music business for 20 years now, starting at N.E.W.S Distribution and creating compilations such as Serious Beats, he got in touch with the flavoring club scene of the 90’s. A company where he also got the opportunity to make his very first record named I Can’t Stop under the name Mellow Mellow which was a Europe wide club classic. The track was even picked up by John Digweed and Sasha for the first American version of their highly regarded Northern Exposure series.

About a year later he moved on to work for Antler-Subway becoming A & R for their Dance Opera imprint. After 2 years he was contacted by DJ Fly, owner and founder of Bonzai Records to come and join forces at his label.

Within months Marnik & DJ Fly laid the foundation for an even more successful period of the Bonzai labels increasing their reach on an international level and make Bonzai to what it is today, a leader and musical innovator.

During the past 16 years being part of Bonzai, Marnik has done a series remixes of which his remix together with M.I.K.E for Private Productions – Sexdrive is without a doubt the most famous one and which was also picked up by Paul Oakenfold for one of his Global Underground mix CD’s. Additionally he’s done a series of productions with Airwave under various names of which Antidote is the most known one for the public.

Nowadays Marnik is together with DJ Fly, Bonzai All Stars, a brand new concept that covers the past 20 years of Bonzai as a label on stage and working in their in 2003 newly formed company Banshee Worx which continues the Bonzai legacy both as a label and digital distribution for like minded labels.

 

17 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – PODCAST MIX – EPISODE 3

Third audio podcast available with an episode from Bonzai Basik Beats with Dj Fly in the mix.

Playlist:

1° A. Mochi – Snc
2° Kevin Cheung – Push (Original Mix)
3° Victor Maximiliano – Thoughtless
4° dPen – Dayworx (Bobby Deep Remix)
5° Miika Kuisma – Singularity
6° 3UpNorth – Lost Luggage
7° Natlife – Critical Situattion (Miika Kuisma Remix)
8° Quadran – Forgive Me (Subtara Remix)
9° Parafernalia – Ghost Whisperer (And3rsun Remix)
10° John ’00’ Fleming – Oxygène (Miika Kuisma Remix)

Cristian Pieters bought his first 7” when he was about 10 years old and it didn’t take long before he also installed a complete deejay set-up inclusive disco-ball and light-tracks in his bedroom.

He did his first dj gigs when he was 16 at a club called La Scala in Blankenberge. Although he had already played pop and rock in popular student bars in Antwerp before that. He also stood behind the decks during the last months of the famous AB Club in Antwerp where he played more experimental as well as mainstream stuff such as Carlos Peron, Unknown Cases, Max Berlin, Simple Minds, etc….

At the end of the 80’ies he opened the Blitz club which quickly turned into a meeting-point for dj’s. From there the requests for Fly to play at other clubs flooded in to a point where he was more away than at the club.

In 1992 he became, together with Yves Deruyter, resident in the Cherrymoon club in Lokeren. Those were magical times with lots of international guests and an ecstatic public.

The immense success led to the launch of Bonzai records in 1994. The label released uncountable big hits and the famous Bonzai sound got known over the whole world.

Soon after, Fly became resident in another institution in the Belgian night-life nl. Extreme till the end of ’97. His dj-ing didn’t stay limited to his residencies nor Belgium for that matter … He became a well loved and regularly invited guest at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world as Mayday (3x), Love Parade ( 6x), Street Parade (Zurich), Future Shock, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Tribal Gathering, …

Next to those, he took control of the decks in more than 500 clubs over the whole world. Some of the important ones were: E-Werk (Berlin), Technoclub (Frankfurt), Limelight & Palladium (New York), Queen (Paris), ….

He shared the decks with a.o. Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Marusha, Westbam, Cj Bolland, Ron Trent, Humate, Hooligan, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Robert Armani, Tiesto,…..

Next to his own dj-career, he has always actively helped new talent. To do so, he launched numerous labels under Bonzai Music and helped to spread the music that launched the careers of artists such as Yves Deruyter, Jones & Stephenson, Bountyhunter, Insider, …. ( in the early days ) and names as Airwave, Kevin Vega, George Vemag, …( more recently).

Before 2003 he also built and managed several Bonzai recording studios where the artists could do their thing and where they created that world famous Bonzai sound. Those releases were then distributed by Bonzai Records and the artists were pushed through the Bonzai Booking agency. Next to that Fly was also at the head of the Bonzai recordshop, a game shop and the – as never seen before from any label – extensive merchandising, the result of high public demand ! During many years, it was impossible to go to any European event without seeing the T-shirts, caps, stickers or other images of the Bonzai logo.

Shortly after the fall of Lightning Records ( a result of the drastic decrease in cd and vinyl sales ) , Fly started Banshee Worx, with his longtime right hand Marnik, and started to concentrate on the digital market. With great success as Banshhe Worx/Bonzai music now owns about 20 to 30 own labels as well as distributing close to a 100 worldwide.

And now Fly is hungry for the dance-floors again as he feels it’s time to spread the Bonzai fever back from door to door. That’s why – after a long break – he will reclaim his dj status. He will do this for the first time on Friday, September 4th when he’s re-launching his residency with Yves Deruyter at Cherrymoon and on the new Bonzai Progressive Kult parties in Mechelen, starting October !

The Bonzai master is back …. better watch out for the new Bonzai Madness !!!!

 

9 December 2011 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – PODCAST MIX – EPISODE 2

Second audio podcast available with an episode from Bonzai Basik Beats with Dj Fly in the mix.

Playlist:

1° The French Connection – No Good For Me (Extended Vocal Mix)
2° Project KF – Tech Summer (Nesiub Remix)
3° Verche – Roots (Original Mix)
4° Fab Code – Hablando Menos (Original Mix)
5° Dennis Franchi – Rituals (Original Mix)
6° Minitech Project – Smash it (Jimmy Galle Remix)
7° Ecco – Coconut (Original Mix)
8° Ugur Yurt – Up (Original Mix)
9° Markus Ilgner – Neonlicht (Original Mix)
10° Rodrigo Soria – Ginga People (Original Mix)

Cristian Pieters bought his first 7” when he was about 10 years old and it didn’t take long before he also installed a complete deejay set-up inclusive disco-ball and light-tracks in his bedroom.

He did his first dj gigs when he was 16 at a club called La Scala in Blankenberge. Although he had already played pop and rock in popular student bars in Antwerp before that. He also stood behind the decks during the last months of the famous AB Club in Antwerp where he played more experimental as well as mainstream stuff such as Carlos Peron, Unknown Cases, Max Berlin, Simple Minds, etc….

At the end of the 80’ies he opened the Blitz club which quickly turned into a meeting-point for dj’s. From there the requests for Fly to play at other clubs flooded in to a point where he was more away than at the club.

In 1992 he became, together with Yves Deruyter, resident in the Cherrymoon club in Lokeren. Those were magical times with lots of international guests and an ecstatic public.

The immense success led to the launch of Bonzai records in 1994. The label released uncountable big hits and the famous Bonzai sound got known over the whole world.

Soon after, Fly became resident in another institution in the Belgian night-life nl. Extreme till the end of ’97. His dj-ing didn’t stay limited to his residencies nor Belgium for that matter … He became a well loved and regularly invited guest at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world as Mayday (3x), Love Parade ( 6x), Street Parade (Zurich), Future Shock, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Tribal Gathering, …

Next to those, he took control of the decks in more than 500 clubs over the whole world. Some of the important ones were: E-Werk (Berlin), Technoclub (Frankfurt), Limelight & Palladium (New York), Queen (Paris), ….

He shared the decks with a.o. Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Marusha, Westbam, Cj Bolland, Ron Trent, Humate, Hooligan, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Robert Armani, Tiesto,…..

Next to his own dj-career, he has always actively helped new talent. To do so, he launched numerous labels under Bonzai Music and helped to spread the music that launched the careers of artists such as Yves Deruyter, Jones & Stephenson, Bountyhunter, Insider, …. ( in the early days ) and names as Airwave, Kevin Vega, George Vemag, …( more recently).

Before 2003 he also built and managed several Bonzai recording studios where the artists could do their thing and where they created that world famous Bonzai sound. Those releases were then distributed by Bonzai Records and the artists were pushed through the Bonzai Booking agency. Next to that Fly was also at the head of the Bonzai recordshop, a game shop and the – as never seen before from any label – extensive merchandising, the result of high public demand ! During many years, it was impossible to go to any European event without seeing the T-shirts, caps, stickers or other images of the Bonzai logo.

Shortly after the fall of Lightning Records ( a result of the drastic decrease in cd and vinyl sales ) , Fly started Banshee Worx, with his longtime right hand Marnik, and started to concentrate on the digital market. With great success as Banshhe Worx/Bonzai music now owns about 20 to 30 own labels as well as distributing close to a 100 worldwide.

And now Fly is hungry for the dance-floors again as he feels it’s time to spread the Bonzai fever back from door to door. That’s why – after a long break – he will reclaim his dj status. He will do this for the first time on Friday, September 4th when he’s re-launching his residency with Yves Deruyter at Cherrymoon and on the new Bonzai Progressive Kult parties in Mechelen, starting October !

The Bonzai master is back …. better watch out for the new Bonzai Madness !!!!

 

 

1 July 2011 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – PODCAST MIX – EPISODE 1

First audio podcast available with an episode from Bonzai Basik Beats with Dj Fly in the mix.

Playlist:

1º Bastiq2ooo Elegiac
2º Cee Cee Cox Playground (Koen Remix)
3º Gr-oy Back in Deep (Quantum Soul Piles of Foam Remix)
4º MiniTech Project Waver Program (Project KF Remix)
5º Dennis Franchi Get Up
6º Nando Apicella Forklift
7º Wits to Wear Shakespeare
8º Fab Code The Muppet (Wild Pitch Mix)
9º Sa.Du Lost in Deep (Ecco Remix)
10º Matt Silver & Brisboys Vox Trot (Brisboys Remix)

Cristian Pieters bought his first 7” when he was about 10 years old and it didn’t take long before he also installed a complete deejay set-up inclusive disco-ball and light-tracks in his bedroom.

He did his first dj gigs when he was 16 at a club called La Scala in Blankenberge. Although he had already played pop and rock in popular student bars in Antwerp before that. He also stood behind the decks during the last months of the famous AB Club in Antwerp where he played more experimental as well as mainstream stuff such as Carlos Peron, Unknown Cases, Max Berlin, Simple Minds, etc….

At the end of the 80’ies he opened the Blitz club which quickly turned into a meeting-point for dj’s. From there the requests for Fly to play at other clubs flooded in to a point where he was more away than at the club.

In 1992 he became, together with Yves Deruyter, resident in the Cherrymoon club in Lokeren. Those were magical times with lots of international guests and an ecstatic public.

The immense success led to the launch of Bonzai records in 1994. The label released uncountable big hits and the famous Bonzai sound got known over the whole world.

Soon after, Fly became resident in another institution in the Belgian night-life nl. Extreme till the end of ’97. His dj-ing didn’t stay limited to his residencies nor Belgium for that matter … He became a well loved and regularly invited guest at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world as Mayday (3x), Love Parade ( 6x), Street Parade (Zurich), Future Shock, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Tribal Gathering, …

Next to those, he took control of the decks in more than 500 clubs over the whole world. Some of the important ones were: E-Werk (Berlin), Technoclub (Frankfurt), Limelight & Palladium (New York), Queen (Paris), ….

He shared the decks with a.o. Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Marusha, Westbam, Cj Bolland, Ron Trent, Humate, Hooligan, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Robert Armani, Tiesto,…..

Next to his own dj-career, he has always actively helped new talent. To do so, he launched numerous labels under Bonzai Music and helped to spread the music that launched the careers of artists such as Yves Deruyter, Jones & Stephenson, Bountyhunter, Insider, …. ( in the early days ) and names as Airwave, Kevin Vega, George Vemag, …( more recently).

Before 2003 he also built and managed several Bonzai recording studios where the artists could do their thing and where they created that world famous Bonzai sound. Those releases were then distributed by Bonzai Records and the artists were pushed through the Bonzai Booking agency. Next to that Fly was also at the head of the Bonzai recordshop, a game shop and the – as never seen before from any label – extensive merchandising, the result of high public demand ! During many years, it was impossible to go to any European event without seeing the T-shirts, caps, stickers or other images of the Bonzai logo.

Shortly after the fall of Lightning Records ( a result of the drastic decrease in cd and vinyl sales ) , Fly started Banshee Worx, with his longtime right hand Marnik, and started to concentrate on the digital market. With great success as Banshhe Worx/Bonzai music now owns about 20 to 30 own labels as well as distributing close to a 100 worldwide.

And now Fly is hungry for the dance-floors again as he feels it’s time to spread the Bonzai fever back from door to door. That’s why – after a long break – he will reclaim his dj status. He will do this for the first time on Friday, September 4th when he’s re-launching his residency with Yves Deruyter at Cherrymoon and on the new Bonzai Progressive Kult parties in Mechelen, starting October !

The Bonzai master is back …. better watch out for the new Bonzai Madness !!!!

 

 

17 June 2011 UPDATES Read more

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