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RADIO SOURCE – HS (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Bonzai Basiks debut for Radio Source with HS.

Minimal techno vibes on the original mix, very catchy hook over a heavy kick and deep throbbing bassline with some very nice FX work in the background.

Popular remixer Marcus Ilgner provides us with a massive techno fuelled club vibe, beefing up the sounds with added extras and twists along the way, the occasional breaks give us a rising pitch sound then straight back into this constant groove.

Gritty techno sound from Birkenmeier Remix focusing on the percussive side of techno creating a driving rhythm that will be sure to light up a few floors.

Another fine addition to Bonzai Basiks.

22 August 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALVARO MARETTI & MICHAEL SANCHEZ – ARCADIA (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Leading tech house label Bonzai Basiks gives us an awesome release full of cracking remixes.

Arcadia focuses more on the minimal side of this genre and it does it well. The original shows us where the inspiration came from for the remixers, a wonderful driving rhythm with minimal sounds yet bouncy, one to watch here!

Miguel Bastida Remix kicks us off with that minimal tech sound with some great FX on the percussions and a hypnotic synth.

Andres Fernandez aka Knario Remix strips back to bare essentials with a lesson in arrangement, some very nifty work in there and a great kick.

D.Kowalski adds an extra punch on remix duties, tight production and stunning percs with a sublime sounding pad, big club sound for this one.

Samuel Segamara gets tribal with his remix, amazing sounds here with a big heavy bass for effect.

An all together well rounded pack here which will be lighting up floors for a while!

8 August 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SIMONE GIRAU – GIOELE (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Naples native Simone Girau provides a tech joint on the ever popular Bonzai Basiks.
Simone started early into the world of electronica and soon honed his skills on the old Commodore and Amiga.

Today we have a look into the world of tech with Gioele backed with 2 great remixes and Gong.

The original mix of Gioele has a great sub sound on the basses and some cool electro percs, we love what Simone has done with the vocals here.

Spanish remixer Pablo Rez aka Paolo Miele adds a new layer to the original with some awesome FX that sweep all over, again the vocals are used to great effect, this remix will be one to watch.

Italian technoist Flavio Folco spices things up with a grinding techno monster filled with awesome vocals a cool retro sound.

Gong is a minimal tech tune with a great vocal line. Nice bouncing groove on this with no fuss, just straight up quality beats and treats!

25 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

OZ ROMITA – UNDERGROUND CLUB (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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DJ/Producer Oz Romita was born in Izmir/ Turkey, but was raised in Amsterdam. He’s been a fixture of the international club scene since 1997 and has appeared at numerous top venues and events world wide including Club Panama, Cafe d’Anvers and La Rocca.

Oz’s distinctive tech-house style is energetic, refreshing and perfect for those modern dancefloors. His product ions have been picked up by elit e imprint s like; Great Stuff Recordings, Movement Recordings, SK Supreme Records, Ninefont Music, Erase Records, Deux Mind Records and Repressure Recordings.

In the year 2012 he started his own label called, Sounds R Us Recordings, which has very talented producers lined up in its roster. Mariano Santos, Tom Hades, Steve Mulder, Jamez, Nick Olivetti, Pig & Dan and DJ Tash are some of the names that will create the sound of Sounds R Us Recordings.

11 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LUCIO GRANDI – REELOOPER EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.

His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.

Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.

But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.

Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.

Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.

He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.

He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.

Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on Bonzai Basiks.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.

27 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PURE TECH 3 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

 

New installment in the Pure Tech series, this time with original tracks and remix by Planisphere vs Digital Angel, James Harcourt, Jamez, Oz Romita, Angelo D’Onorio, Speculum, Mike Monday, Exploit, Jaap Ligthart, Myk Derill, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Jimmy Galle, MiniTech Project, Brisker and Magitman, KAGO DO, Galuszka, Sa.Du, Affani and Dapo, Fabio Scalabroni, Rogerio Romao, Ecco, Eric Kanzler, Roderick Fox, and Dee Brown.

20 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ERIC KANZLER – RED WIRE EP (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Erik Kanzler has significantly gained importance as producer and DJ over the past few years.

In 1999 he made is first experiences as a DJ, a producer and a party-organizer and worked hard on his carrier in each of these aspects. But it was not until 2010 that Digital Records published unexpectedly his very first release Starcake. It was followed by two more releases. In Spring 2011 he released the About Be EP under his alter ego Kanzler and Wischnewski on the label Keymono Music which was at the same time his first Vinyl release. Soon after that release after release followed on labels such as Karateklub Records who published his Flatrunner EP, Ostfunk Records from Berlin and Etiketa Records from Croatia.

His alter ego, which is actually a merger, Kanzler and Wischnewski was founded in 2010. In his music he combines layers of dry and well-structured sounds together with house grooves and dubby bass, jazz trumpets and oriental sounds and adds a touch of minimalistic to take the crowd beyond the main-floor experience.
People from the press described his sound as Fresh and an Exploration Of The Abstract and Minimal New Chicago Sound.

Eric Kanzlers live act are extravagant and not for the average audience. A look hat the upcoming booking dates shows that with his gigs he reaches much further than Berlin and he is said to be the most interesting newcomer act around.

13 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PROJECT KF – HOLD ME UP, I’M BURNING (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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From the young age he has been inspired by different musical cultures: the Middle Eastern, Western European and European. Being addicted to genres like: House, Techno, Breaks and Trance he decided to write his own music.

In 1998 he made his first track. Between the years 1998-2003 he is working under different aliases in different genres, mostly in Trance and PsyChill.

In 2004 he is starting to study Sound Engineering at Yoav Gera Sound School. After finishing of sound studies in 2006, he tries himself in the sound industry as: Boom Man, Post Production, PA and Junior Soundman.

After being enough in the music industry, he is starting to write Techno and Minimal Techno. The inspiration to Techno music came from underground movements in Tel Aviv city at those days. The genre switch provides him great exposure and his promo was charted in Top 10 side by side with promos by Anthony Papa, Umek, Davis & May…

In 2008, together with his friend Alex, he is establishing AK Tek Records, for Techno and Progressive House music. The label got a huge support after making various gigs and events. Being inspired by AK Tek Records music, he came back for roots and began to write Tech House music. For few years he was signed by different labels, but recently he is releasing music mostly on his own label and on Bonzai.

Today Konstantin is working with many different people on various projects, from Techno and Deep House to Chillout and Soulful House. After such way he has grew up to strong artist that proudly represents himself, his label and his artists family.

30 May 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ECCO – EL CARNAVAL (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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At 14 Ecco discovered Electronic Music with the New Beat and the belgian clubs. He developed an ever-growing passion for this music until age 20 when he decided to buy his turntables and mix-table. He is interested in different styles such as techno, Tech House, Minimal and House music.

Very soon he had the opportunity to play abroad (Thailand, Ibiza, …) and in Belgium (Silo, Decadance, Cherry Moon, Fuse, …).

2004-2005 sees the organization of events such as United-Elektro parties, Kiss my Beat or Acid or Not parties. Since 2008 he makes his own music and starts his net label (KMB REC).

Recently Ecco received very good feedback and plays from various top dj’s on his last work at Mint & Mustard Recordings, Red Wall, inclusive airplay from Roger Sanchez on is Release Yourself Radioshow

16 May 2012 FEATURED Read more

MARKUS ILGNER – BIG GORILLA ALIEN WOLF MONSTER (ALBUM) (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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After a couple of years producing quietly in his little studio Markus got the attention of nobody less than Jens Lissat himself who asked him to remix some
of his productions. Under the alias TACHIONES Markus released some remixes on labels like Toolroom, Perctraxx and others.

Not much later Markus bumped into an old friend: Timo Manson who offered Markus to release is first very own EP which was released on MusicCity Rec. Soon after that Markus music could be found on the label Audiodevot.

After that things happened very fast. His following album with the title Antitoxin reached the top 30 on Beatport. Almost at the same moment he released his album Etektronic Rush under the disguise The Sons Of Mr Miygai. With all these tremendous releases it was no wonder that Markus suddenly got to play in many events as solo artist as well as under the project Sons Of Mr Miygai. He performed on Ruhr In Love in Oberhausen and in Clubs like Toy in Stuttgart and at Houskeeper. After many successful productions Markus ultimate dream came true: a release on one of the legendary Bonzai labels which pushed him onto a new level of production quality.

Markus does not like to be categorized and tagged but rather prefers to surprise music-lovers and fans with a brand new sound experience with each release. He loves to blend new sounds and technology with his love for the sound of long past days.

Markus makes music for the single listener and not for the masses!

2 May 2012 FEATURED Read more

OZ ROMITA – SUPERB (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Oz Romita is known for his fresh and energetic style. Over the years he developed a very wide and various taste for dance music, thanks to his residencies in clubs. All records he spins are selected with great care, to create a powerful set. His capacity of mixing ranges from tribal and uplifting beats, to tech house, minimal and techno. He knows how to handle the crowd with everything he has got and he defo knows how to keep people dancing.

Oz Romita, born in Izmir, Turkey and raised in Amsterdam, has been working and rocking the scene since 1997. Worldwide he played in clubs and parties such as, Club Panama, Club Ministry, Bliss Deluxe, In Bed with Space (Amsterdam), Circo Loco (Antwerp), Café d’Anvers, La Rocca, Noxx, Hali Karnas, Scene, Infinity Festival, Suppercub Cruise, Luxurush, Heineken Music Hall, Mysteryland, Marcanti, Club Home, Lexion, Full Moon Parties (Thailand), Santa Fe, Green Mango,
Le Ranch, Club Cinco and many others.

Oz Romita’s sets are played on worldwide radio stations: Ibiza Global Radio, Bass Lover, Ramp Radio, Deep FM, Decibel, 365LiveRadio on 365MAG, Deep & Loud on Homses.net

Through the years he has spinned with many great DJs, such as: Funkerman, Koen Groeneveld, Desyn Masillio, Patch Park, Lucien Foort, Carl Cox, D. Ramirez, Sossa (Circo Loco), Jose de Divina (Circo Loco), John Digweed,
Chris Lake, Sin Plomo (In Bed With Space), Dr. Kucho, Hardsoul (Roog), Erick E, Laidback Luke, Shinedoe, Kabale und Liebe, 16bit Lolita’s and many more.

18 April 2012 FEATURED Read more

ACTIVE LINE SIX – REQUIEM (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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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.

4 April 2012 FEATURED Read more

JUNK DELUXE – NIGHT IN THE CONGO (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

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Emmanuel Benami:

Born in 1983, Israel, and started producing music at the age of 10 (since 1993-today) making my first steps at the underground plant-traxxx website until I was ranked number 1 and discovered by German labels.

My first release was a remix for the G&M Project – Dreaming About Paprica 2003 – along with Dave Joy and 2 Players. Subsequent to my first release my first single vinyl was followed under the – Informers – alias signing the – The Dawn of Mankind- , which scored 5/5 at both DJ-Mag and IDJ-Mag and was supported by top DJs such as: Marcel Woods, Cosmic Gate, SHOKK, Mat Silver, Tony Burt, and many more.

After several more releases the alias Coldware was founded and got massive support to its first single – Fusion – from well known DJs (Marco V, Benjamin Bates, Above & Beyond, Johan Gielen and more). – Fusion – was followed by another great hit that was played in clubs all over the world getting support from Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Marcel Woods, Marco V., M.I.K.E and many more.

In 2007 I have remixed (then and true to 2010) Armin Van Buuren all-time club theme -Communication – that was released in Armind (label distributed by Sony BMGH) and ranked number one in sales on Beatport and charts all over the world.

Throughout this time I have been spinning in the major clubs in Israel and abroad (including Dome, Ha Oman 17 Jerusalem, Zoom, the old Pacha Israel, Octopus, TLV, and others). I spin various styles; from House music to Tech-Trance, Electro and Breakbeats and I am always inspired by the crowed; thus I am always playing the music the crowed de- sires to hear. Currently I am playing in Hong Kong, mainly at Drop.

By the end of 2007 I have moved to Hong Kong and continued producing mainly under the Emmanuel B. alias.

Currently (2010), together with Janva and Natalie Hardoon, I have formed a new group named Junk Deluxe. We are in the process of working of a new EP and new singles to be released in the coming months.

In addition, all my tracks were highly exposed throughout major radio stations around the world including: BBC Radio 1, ID&T – Slam FM, D-I (Digitally Imported), ASOT – A State of Trance, and many more.

Janva:

Being an avid music devotee, Janva has been in the music and club industry since 1990 being the audio & visual manager and resident DJ at the notorious California Bar in Lan Kwai Fong, the center of nightlife in Hong Kong. Along the years, Janva has been performing with renowned artists; from Simply Red to performing together with Tiesto in Bangkok, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Boy George and Grace Jones live on stage for more than 10,000 people at the legendary Unity Party in Hong Kong, as well as appearing together with John Creamer at the Out of Space party at Club Yellow in Tokyo. Janva passion for moving the crowds was not confined to Hong Kong only. From Hong Kong to New York, London, Italy, Indonesia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Macau, Guam and many more were destinations Janva has been blasting the crowds with house, break beats, electro, and tech-house vibes. – Its not about the music style, its all about the people. I make them move –

Nevertheless, Janva enthusiasm for music did not stop there. Throughout the years Janva has been sponsored by numerous famous brands that kept on bringing him back to dance floor.

Janva has also shown to be a perfectionist when DJing. Throughout the years he had been highly ranked in the Superman DJ Battle in New York (sponsored by The Source Magazine), and was also the DMC mixing champion worldwide representing Hong Kong in the world finals in London. Janva also produced and released a few EPs worldwide during these years.

In 2010 Janva has collaborated with Emmanuel B. (aka. Coldware/Emmanuel B./Informers) who has been signed, among other famous labels in Europe, on Armada records with Armin Van Buuren, and is known best for remixing Armin all-time classic anthem Communication. Emmanuel remix has been the best selling version of this almighty track ever since. Together, Janva & Emmanuel had formed the group Junk Deluxe and since then have started producing and performing together. Among their latest tracks, a track named Take Me To Space has been ranked number 1 in Club Space Miami original track contest 2010 and was the most favoured track.

21 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

TEKHAUZEN #4 (BONZAI BASIKS)

New instalment in the Tekhauzen series, this time with original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Markus Ilgner, Hilal Tekschneider, Jasper Jinx, Oz Romita, Mark Prades, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Fab Code, Adrian C and Dubsons, The French Connection, Ze Chezz, Felipe L, Carl Price, Daniele Kama, Ecco, Dimitry Liss and Costas Papa, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Damir Pushkar, Lucio Grandi, Project KF, Dee Brown and Pedro Mercado & Karada.

14 March 2012 FEATURED Read more

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