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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 42 – 2011

EPISODE 51: George V – Beauty Of Life (Green Martian)

George V makes a comeback to Green Martian, after the well received Africa single earlier this year.

This time we have the original track Beauty of Life plus three remixes from Manu Riga, Zakat Project and oneUP, making this a strong package.

George V is supported by artists like Airwave, Insert Name, Chantola, Andy Tau, Marko La Rocca, Suzy Solar, DJ Vincenzo to name but a few.

EPISODE 52: The French Connection – Dope And Deep (Bonzai Basiks)

New release from French Connection, this time in Bonzai Basiks.

The release comes with two original tracks, Dope and Deep, plus 2 And A Half.

The French Connection is supported by artists like Jamez, Graham Gold, Zeil100, Fab Code, Jimmy Galle, Tali Freaks amongst many others.

EPISODE 53: Citizen 42 – Focus EP (Bonzai Progressive)

Citizen 42 is the Techno and House alias of Andy MacDougall aka Andy Tau.

Over the last few years Andy has been releasing trance and progressive under the pseudonym Andy Tau and Trilucid, with regular support from top DJ’s and a string of succesful releases on several high profile labels, as well as tracks featuring on Trance Nation mixed by Andy Moor, Gatecrasher Anthems mixed by Paul van Dyk, Trancemaster 7001 and many more.

As well as his involvement in trance Andy is also an accomplished house and techno producer releasing music as Citizen 42, with several tracks lined up for release throughout 2010 and 2011.

In this release for Bonzai Progressive he offers us two original tracks, In Focus and Castle.

EPISODE 54: Solartoff – Deep In The City (Eyepatch Recordings)

Solartoff life is all about music. He is foremost a DJ and spinning the decks
is what he is living for and this is what he has been doing for the past 10 years.

Solartoff is definitely a man that truly has a style of his own. His passion is to combine different styles of music with his formidable mixing skills thriving to present the perfect set full of personality.
Growing up in the mid-90s, the strongest musical influence on his life was Marek Bilinski a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Poland. Listening to the vibes of the electronic music scene Solartoff soon became part of it.Today Solartoff is read to sweep the dancefloor and surprise the people with his gorgeous sets without musical boundary.

He is always searching for the striking impulses in club music to turn the hours on the dancefloor into special and lasting moments.
He loves to play long DJ-sets benefiting from ability to mix whatever music he pleases selecting with good taste and feel from a range of music.

He loves to switch styles from Deep House, to Tech House or else Funky House.And as long as the people keep moving on the dancefloor: Who cares? Solartoff does not because to him its about making people move. And whenever the crowd thinks he got his style he is already up for something else.

EPISODE 55: Lights Electronika & Valeria Croft featuring Kash – Multiply (Piston Recordings)

The Lights Electronika project started in the end of the last millennium at one of St.Petersburg’s high schools where the project’s future creators met. Max and Leon shared the same passion for music, hip hop being their major interest. First thoughts about electronic music came to them in 1998 after the guys saw a TV show dedicated to new music styles of the time.

In 1999 the duo lost each other for a while Leon moved to Finland, but after a year they met again in Helsinki where they got to know drum and bass music and went in that direction. Max and Leon dived into the fast-changing world of electronic music. Soulful and Atmospheric D’n’B pushed guys to transform their affection to the style into something more than just a hobby.

Leon learned to use music software to write his first D’n’B samples in Finland while Max started his professional music career as a Dj at one of St.Petersburg’s music promo groups. After gaining the needed experience and some success with audience, Max and Leon united to create a joint project, which started off as a series of parties dedicated to drum and bass.

In 2007 the guys finally got the opportunity to work together when Max moved to Finland. Meanwhile they began to develop an interest to the house music and new experiments led to the creation of the Lights Electronika/Synthetic Pigments projects. The latter one was fully dedicated to the soulful D’n’B.

Since 2007 Max and Leon proved themselves to become a significant part of the electronic world of Finland’s capital with their sets played in mainstream clubs of Helsinki…

EPISODE 56: James Brook – Breakaway (AU Records)

James Brook’s real name is actually the direct translation to his home language, Tiago Ribeiro. Born in 1991, Portugal, deejaying since 2007 and producing since the begining of 2008 (at the age of 16 years old), Tiago started searching for his own sound style and worked on several projects such as “Pry” (where he have produced various variants of house music and released tracks on reknown labels such as “Sundesire”, “Indalo”, “Doctormusik”, “AU”, “Loop 128″ or “Kaos”, selling music worldwide) or “Golden Drop” (where he’ve produced is own played solo pianos, trip hop and experimental sounds).

After 3 years of artistic and technical refining, Tiago Ribeiro iniciated “James Brook” project, where he makes progressive house music, always obeying to the highest professional artistic and technical quality standards, and always keeping a smooth artistic line between his tracks.

EPISODE 57: Oz Romita – The Ultimate (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

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.

EPISODE 58: Daily Dose – Waiting For (Howz Choonz)

Daily Dose is born in Belgium in the year 1989.
At an early age he discovered Electronic Music.
On his sixteenth birthday he got his first set of turntables and started to buy his first records.
Everybody in his family played an instrument but he chose the path of electronic music and it did not take long before he started producing his own tracks.

Slowly he discovered more and more about the wonderful world of electronic music.
He went through a wide variety of different electronic musical genres but ended up with developing a more focused interest in funky and deep sounding house, minimal and techno.

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 & 50

EPISODE 45: dPen & Nick Varon – Grasshopper (Progrez)

dPen

Born in 1982 in Athens-Greece, Yannis was exposed in several music styles and scenes from an early age. This variety of music styles transmet him a strong passion for an inner quest to find the kind of music that would represent him and express his feelings.

Saxophone and Flute player, having a diploma in music production from Berklee College of music, Yannis started to produce electronic music under the name “dPen”.

Currently, dPen has finished 2 new remixes for Quivver, Anthony Pappa and Chris Fortier for Silence Through Music label, he is working a remix for Universal Music and his is preparing his new monthly web tv show about music productions tip n tricks and new software presentations as he is the first Greek producer and one of the few producers of the scene that has 4 (software / hardware instruments) companies to endorse him as an artist.

Nick Varon

In search of his musical world Nick passed through various styles such as jazz & rock. These two major influences quickly led him to piano & guitar lessons.

In the late 90″s when house music was huge in his hometown Athens, Greece, Nick found himself in a club that Danny Tenaglia was playing at… and that’s how all started. This night determined his musical path. Sexy, Deep, Dark House would be his guideline from there after. Through DJ-ing Nick saw the way to express and share his music instincts in the best possible way.

Currently Nick holds a monthly residency @ Venue Club in Athens, Greece. His weekly mix every Monday @ www.danceradioglobal.com is getting bigger week by week. Something that you can verify by watching Nick Warren’s opinion in the last Top 100 DJ poll where he chose Nick for the “most underestimated dj “on the planet & listen to some of Sharam comments such as “Nick gives a flow in his DJ sets close to perfection”.

The first three tracks in this release, inMotion Tech Take Remix, BrianBerg Remix and UM Remix are the result of a remix contest.

EPISODE 46: Fabio Scalabroni – Analog Flavor (Eyepatch Recordings)

Scalabroni is an electronic musician and DJ who performed under several names – such as Scalabroni, Cogor, Hologram, Ambit 3, Bit Bucket his works include both own tracks and remixes for others.

In 1997, together with Andrea Angelini and Davide DOnofrio he created a small and independent label named Syncretic that produced and released two records W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. EP and Antiorario. Under his Cogor alias, he produced three tracks released by Syncretic Records.

In he 1998 took part in the production of a compilation released by the magazine Time Out among other artists such as Marco Passarani, Lory D. and other artists from the Italian electronic scene.
In 2001 he worked with the memorable Italian rap band Assalti Frontali in order to produce the remix album 12 Remix da un Altro Mondo (BMG Records). Scalabroni played with Angelini, DOnofrio and Micheli on one track, while remixed two tracks under the name Cogor.

Between 2003 and 2005 he performed under the name Hologram and worked on several compilations: Broken Pots Hill Vol.1 and Broken Pots Hill Vol.2 – Label: Minimalrome Spacelab Compilation Label: R.O.R. AutoCD Compilation Netlabel: Wavengine

In 2003, the project Ambit3 started and Scalabroni together with his partners of Syncretic Records produced one track for the compilation, Mission Three: Establishing Electronix Network, released by Nature Records. In the same year, Nature Records and NAT2122 produced Ambit3s first album with the title Enwrapped.

In the last few years, he played as DJ and performed live DJ sets in various clubs and festivals like Arezzo Wave, Distorsonie Festival, Transcodex Festival, Warp Magic Bus Tour, M.I.T. Auditorium roma, l-ektrica Akab Club, Electroma Festival, Blueroom RialtoSantambrogio Club, Enzimi 2006 Termini-Roma, Rashomon Club, Metaverso Club, …

In 2007, another Ambit3s work was released Five Tales EP on Nature Records.

In the same year, he performed as resident dj with artists like: Legowelt, Abe Duque, I-F, Passarani and more.

EPISODE 47: Jimmy Galle – Spiritual Love (Bonzai Basiks)

Jimmy is born on August 17th in Luik aka Liege in Belgium. As his parents were boatmen he had to attend boarding school from the age of 6 onwards. To overcome the loneliness of boarding school his parents bought him a walkman. That event literally plugged him into music!

He listened a lot to music via tapes and the radio and developed a preference for house music.

After a long period of nagging and begging his parents he finally got the best birthday present ever on his 15th birthday: a music mixer and double deck cd player. Every free second of his time went into his devotion to music.

2 years later Jimmy got the chance to prove himself at a cool club in Antwerp: Het Eilandje.

Success was immediate: he got his first residency!

Not long before he got interested in making his own music. With his savings Jimmy bought his first PC with a sound card and a Korg keyboard. After a few years he discovered his own sound and at the beginning of 2004 he released his first record: Jim-Y – Digital Trumpets. In the meantime he was working on a project with his best friend Ruly. Jimmy had finished a new demo for which he had the perfect voice in mind and boldly he sent it over under the project name R & Y to his favorite vocalist and singer. And guess what! Only 2 weeks later he got contacted by Jan Johnston. Jan had already written the lyrics and called for a date to do the recordings for this song, that is how R&Y Meets Jan Johnston – Its Cold Outside was born.

This single was released in 2007 with remixes from Filterheadz and Sied van Riel.

In 2008 Morning On The Terrace got released on the label Bonzai Fiesta.

At the end of 2008, Ruly decided to stop with the project, and that was when Jim-Y changed into Jimmy Galle. Jimmy’s sound was different as a solo dj/producer. After this period different productions and remixes from him appeared on different labels.

Jimmy has played and is still playing in many known Clubs and on many events such as: Noxx, La Rocca, Café D’ Anvers, Industria, Chakra Party, The Factory, Lazurra, Petrol, De Rodenburg (NL), TranccSession, Playboy Deluxe, De Cinema, Space, Wicked, BBC, De Kaai, Red & Blue, Turbulance….

EPISODE 48: Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (Piston Recordings)

Rob Small is fast becoming one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the UK’s House & Techno scene. His style of Synthetic Techno and ‘Proper’ House Music dj sets has seen him devastate clubs the world over.

Growing up in the early 90’s and listening to Electronic Music was the main influence on Rob, with House & Techno being at the forefront of his inspiration. No stranger to the scene – at just 19 years old, Rob started his own club night off in September 2006. This event (named ‘Friction’) was held at one of the UK’s most infamous and undergrounds nightclubs – ‘The Mint Club’. The event was not only a platform for Rob to develop his own skills, but was also to showcase the talents of the many artists & performers from the North of the UK, some of which have gone to perform alongside the likes of Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Anderson, Loco Dice to name a few.

As a result of this event, Rob was approached by the North of the UK’s Underground Electronic Music Magazine ‘Traffic’ to be interviewed and featured in it for his efforts in his career, thus paving the way for his next step. After publicly charting and supporting various home grown talent, Rob was asked to come on board the now worldwide supported ‘Breakoutaudio Records’ as the main A&R consultant. The label had achieved more in a mere 18 months than most have in a decade due to, at the time, having a string of successful releases from the likes of Paul Woolford (2020 Vision Records, R&S Records), Audiojack (2020 Vision Records, Get Physical), & Deepchild (Kompakt, Trapez Records) and hosting label parties across the world at the likes of ‘La Terrazza’ in Barcelona to the WMC in Miami.

This new-found passion for the industry triggered Rob’s enthusiasm for music production, and in January 2009 his Detroit Techno influenced ‘Torment EP’ was snapped up and released on Selektor Music – a USA based label hugely supported by the industries best. Subsequently Rob went on to have a string of releases on various imprints across the globe, from Poland to Portugal, and France to South America, all of which resulted in him catching the attention, support and recognition form the industries finest such as Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Robert Owens, Jamie Anderson, Claude Vonstroke, Manuel De La Mare (303 Lovers), X-Press 2, Yves Eaux (Global Dj & Producer on Sander Kleinenberg’s Little Mountain Records label), Roger Sanchez, Gary Beck (Minus), Jet Project (VIVa Music), Murray Richardson, Terry Francis (Fabric), AudioJack (2020 Vision), Slok (Get Physical), Harold Heath (Lost My Dog), Dj Simi (Sci+Tec), Henning Richter (Beef Records), Rob Pearson (Evasive Records/Plastic City), Lunacy Sound Division (Cubism), Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul/Cocoon), Nils Nurnburg (Dessous/Save Room Records), Carlo Lio (Rawthentic) & Demi to name a few.

His debut Deep-House release on ‘Soulman Music Records’ entitled ‘Alto’ went straight to number 5 on the Beatport Deep House top 10 chart – thus thrusting him into the public eye, this release being one of three to hit the top 100 of it’s genre on Beatport just day’s after it’s release. His releases have been played and supported heavily on the likes of ‘Ibiza Global Radio’, to ‘X – Press2’s Ministry Of Sound Radio’, to Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’.

Rob has played in super-clubs around the world alongside both well established and Up & Coming talent – highlights of these experiences come in the form of two Ibiza tours, and UK touring dates alongside Sasha, Matthias Tanzmann, Robert Dietz, Damian Schwartz, Jamie Jones, amongst many others.

All this, along with an exciting Dj Schedule has resulted in Rob becoming a prolific producer and in demand artist, and has now made many collaborations and completed remix duties for world-renowned labels.

This single release comes with the original track “Bad Wednesday”, plus two remixes by Villa Gombao Inc. and Mute:.

EPISODE 49: Thorin – Night Groove (Bonzai Progressive)

Thorin born on 7 October 1977 in Goirle, a small village near Tilburg. He didn’t stay there for long. At the age of 1 year he moved to Almelo which is a medium city in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Thorin grew up in a musical family, uncles who play guitar, Drums and many other instruments, aunts who sing lets say it’s all in the family.Almost everyone in the family is doing something with music.His father played in several bands some with guitar and others with percussion.

At a young age thorin got connected with music, influences from bands like Deep Purple, the Doors, Pink Floyd. Thorins taste of music is very wide from soul to funky stuff to modern music.In 1992, some friends introduced Thorin into house music nowadays so called oldskool house. While partying a lot Thorin got interested in DJ’ing. He bought some turntables and started to learn mixing 12″ records. After 6 months he controlled dj basics. Buying records and records and getting more DJ skills. He also got interested in producing his own music, lucky for him he got in contact with an old friend from his father. That friend started with producing in the early 80’s. Maurice learned Thorin the basics of Producing, Maurice already had released some music on different labels and did some things together with Sander Kleinenberg in the early 90’s. He was also Sander K’s first Sound/Audio engineer. In 1996 Thorin switched from the hardcore house scene to nice and chill Progressive House music. In 2003 Thorin and Maurice started producing together and while doing some social projects they had to start some kind of Production Company. So in 2006 the Promusic Foundation started. 2 cds released in 6 months working on a third, “stichting Promusic” got more projects and work then expected. With that reason Thorin decided to take a break with DJ’ing and focus more on Promusic.

Now in 2007 Thorin picked up DJ’ing again and started focus more on his own style of producing. Thorin bought a house and started investing more in a new studio. With a stable home base we can expect a lot in 2007.

2008, Thorin decided to stop buying vinyl and switch to digital mixing. He updated his home studio bought some new equipment and switched over to Traktor scratch with the time coded vinyl. Meanwhile several tracks got signed and released at different labels around the globe including: Reticent Recordings USA, Bit Records Mexico and Bellarine Records Australia. Thorin is working on some remix projects together with some friends in the States (Zodiacal Light, And3rsun and Dax Wadley) which will be 2 EP’s.

EPISODE 50: Ecco – Red Wall (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

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)..

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 43 & 44

EPISODE 43: Santon – Kung Fu (Howz Choonz)

Santon aka Dan, was born in Bucharest,Romania. Although he is a professional dj for many years now, his passion for music started at a very early age inspired by Jean Michel Jarre music.
Over the years his musical taste evolved through the hard “Cosmic Gate” sound. Today, Santon defines himself as a fast growing producer. His DJ background helped and brought him to the point were he needs to make his own music but nevertheless respect more and more the producers that inspire him. People like Gorge, Nick Curly, Carlo Lio and many more.
His biggest accomplishment is considered to be a ground breaking series of parties in Lessvos Island Greece in 2009.

EPISODE 44: Zas & Sanze present Mindgamers – Soul To Soul (Bonzai Progressive)

Zas & Sanze, also known as Mindgamers, hail from Tallinn, Estonia. After some well received releases on Bonzai Progressive with support from artists like Wyndell Long, DJ Vibe, Filth and Splendor, Graham Gold, Jamez, Aiwave, Fab Code, or Oz Romita, the boys strike back with another top track, Soul To Soul.
The release comes with the original track, plus remixes from Spoiled Kid, Bozanov, Andrey Subbotin, DJ Smiler, Fab Code, Nemaier and Jimmy Roqsta.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 38 & 39

EPISODE 38: Gr-oy – Abstract Temptation (Bonzai Basiks)

Gregory Calay aka Gr-oy, born in Belgium and partly raised in Germany, is motivated by music and greatly interested in computer programs. No wonder then that he quickly decided to put these two things together and electronic music became his real passion.

As his major influences he lists artists and labels such as Thinner, Basic Channel, Swayzak, Ellen Allien, Sascha Funke, Luke Vibert, Kompakt, Dessous Recordings, Warp, Massive Attack,… 2010 has been a good year for Gr-oy as his productions and remixes have been released on labels such as Indigo Records, Incense Records, RBL Records, Aenaria Recordings, Dark Vibe Productions, Scander Records and obviously Eyepatch Recordings.

This release features three original track, Abstract Temptation, Metalwerk and Sensual Woman.

EPISODE 39: Chantola – If All That Glitter Is Gold (Bonzai Progressive)

Henrik Kantola, aka Chantola journeyed into the world of electronic music at the start of the millennium.
Inspired by some of the top jocks and a self driving passion, this young Finnish talent began to produce in 2003.

It was not until 2007 that Chantola really found his break.Teaming up with a Helsinki based producer Jussi Vuorivirta, he formed a duo. Spiritus & Asper was born and full tunes began to materialize.

In December 2008, their first completed production with the title Passion was snapped up by Oulu based Wavedata Records. As the momentum flowed, so did the label signings. With tunes released on Spinnin’ Records, Black Hole Recordings, Baroque Records, Mistique Music, Bonzai Music and many more, this young Producer seem to be doing something right.

With several releases in 2009 Chantola really got things going. Having his tracks on several CD compilations and Vinyl. He gained airplay from the biggest stars on the globe like Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, M.I.K.E., Menno De Jon and Eddie Halliwell to name but a few.

2011 promises to be an important year for Chantola as the expectations rise. Keep your ears pealed as you will be sure to hear his tunes working their way into a whole host of DJ sets.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 36 & 37

EPISODE 36: Apple Juice – Love Takes 2 EP (Howz Choonz)

Domagoj Kucko known as Apple Juice is born in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1990. He had his first contact with electronic music when he was barely 10 years old starting to collect music ranging from Techno to popular Dance from the top artists of that time.

His productions range from House, Tech House with Deep House influences as well as deep ambient and minimal style Techno.

Using his own words to describe his influences:
“I was inspired by many producers and dj’s – allocating someone is ungrateful to those that are not marked but if I have to mention somebody it for sure would be Nic Fanciulli, Jooris Voorn, Umek. They are one of the best producers in their own way these days if you ask me. In future I will stay on the Techno – Tech House Axis but more experiments can be expected.”

It is said that words are not enough to describe music so you should start listening.

EPISODE 37: Project KF – Just Can’t Stop (Bonzai Basiks)

Konstantin Fedoseev aka Project KF was born in 1982 in the Soviet Union. At age 13 he moves to Israel with his family. In 1998 he made his first steps in writing music.

In 2004 he is starting to study Sound Engineering at Yoav Gera Sound School, school that grew up generations of well known artists. In 2006 after finishing of sound studies, he tries himself in the sound industry as: Boom Man, Post Production, PA and Junior Soundman. After being close enough to important people in the music industry, he reaches himself their respect and support. The inspiration to Techno music came from underground movements in Tel Aviv city at those days.

In 2008, together with his friend Alex, they are establishing AK Tek Records, record label for new and promising artists. In 2009 he is releasing his mixed compilation Techno Union, that includes works from top producers such as Lutzenkirchen, Joseph Disco, Daniele Gas side by side with fresh talents. After some success of the label at charts and parties, they decides to enlarge label’s horizons. AK Tek Records becomes a division of Alienews Label Group, Germany. Today Konstantin is working mostly with big labels.
After such a short way he has already became one of the leading artists in Israel.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 31 & 32

EPISODE 31: Victor Maximiliano – Surrounded By Clouds (Eyepatch Recordings)

Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands.
His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam.

Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds
on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808.

In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations.
Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s.

It was not until 2009 he created his own unique deep sound and made his first digital releases for different record labels and is now signed to Eyepatch Recordings.

This new release, Seriously Deep EP comes with three original tracks, Surrounded By Clouds, So Easy and Filthy Filters.

EPISODE 32: MiniTech Project – Deep Control (Bonzai Progressive)

MiniTech Project is Faroukh Hasham, a DJ/producer fueled with inspiration from all over the world. A believer in constant evolution, he likes using a hypnotic sexy blend of groovy Tech-house, Minimal, and Futuristic Progressive beats and rhythms to communicate thoughts and emotions with people through original compositions, remixes, and technology enhanced DJ sets.

With a constantly evolving style, this sound crosses musical boundaries with influences of minimal, progressive house, progressive trance, techno, and tech house with a groovy drive, strong focus on minimal percussion elements and buildups which drop like a bomb of bliss on the dancefloor. A sound accurately described as “Bouncy, trancy, minimal, groovy. dance music.”

This new release, Deep Control features the original mix plus 2 remixes from Fabio Scalabroni and Di Beatmaker.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 29 & 30

EPISODE 29: M62 – Exit 1 (Howz Choonz)

M62 is the new moniker for Fab Code.
At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.

With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, Fab decided to move and settle in the United Kingdom !

Freshly landed in Manchester, his new home, he went back to work and returned to the recording studio to relaunch his career as a producer / composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB) and has now signed with Bonzai Music to release some material on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Mint & Mustard labels.

The artist has had support from various DJ´s, such as:
Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Moussa Clarke, Wyndell Long, James Grindle, Graham Gold amongst others.

EPISODE 30: Citizen 42 – Sound In A Vacuum EP (Bonzai Progressive)

Citizen 42 is the Techno and House alias of Andy MacDougall aka Andy Tau.

Over the last few years Andy has been releasing trance and progressive under the pseudonym Andy Tau and Trilucid, with regular support from top DJ’s and a string of succesful releases on several high profile labels, as well as tracks featuring on Trance Nation mixed by Andy Moor, Gatecrasher Anthems mixed by Paul van Dyk, Trancemaster 7001 and many more.

As well as his involvement in trance Andy is also an accomplished house and techno producer releasing music as Citizen 42, with several tracks lined up for release throughout 2010 and 2011.

In this release for Bonzai Progressive he offers us two original tracks, Sound In A Vacuum and Fibre.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 18, 19 & 20

EPISODE 18: John Manning & Matt Silver – Pikadeli Shindig (Bonzai Basiks)

John Manning & Matt Silver teamed up for this progressive track, Pikadeli Shindig, resulting in awesome club tune. On top of that Kentaro Kaji and Lucio Grandi added two excellent remixes to this release.

EPISODE 19: Hilal Tekschneider – Don’t Say Where Were Going (Howz Choonz)

The opening release on our brand new label Howz Choonz goes to Israelian producer Hilal Tekschneider! Don’t Say Where We’re Going and Between Me & You are two top notch Tech House tracks excellent suited for peak hour sets.

EPISODE 20: Kosmorama – City In The Sky (Green Martian)

Green Martian presents Kosmorama – In The City, including remixes from Asten, Jimmy Roqsta and Nick Pheomotion.

 

 

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 16 & 17

EPISODE 16: Soundmodul & Moffous – Everybody Likes Autumn (Bonzai Progressive)

First EP for Soundmodul & Moffous at Bonzai Progressive. Release comes with 4 original tracks, Everybody Likes Autumn, Bells, Free The Guitar and Play With Air.
Deep atmospheric tech house tunes with a scent of progressive influences makes it overall a great EP.

EPISODE 17: Oz Romita – Midnight Run EP (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Oz Romita latest EP, Midnight Run on Mint & Mustard Recordings. The release comes with three original tracks, Levelized, Rolling and Sound Blaster.

 

 

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EPISODE 14: Ittai Barkai- Solar Lunar (Eyepatch Recordings)

Awesome deep house release from Ittai Barkai in Eyepatch Recordings. Comes with four original tracks, Lunar 2, Solar 6, Lunar 7, Solar 5.

EPISODE 15: Lucio Grandi – Calypso (Bonzai Basiks)

Deep Tech House influenced release from Lucio Grandi in Bonzai Basiks. Featuring three original tracks, Calypso, El Fat and Medusa.

 

 

1 April 2011 UPDATES Read more

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