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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

AUDIOSTORM – FIRST STEP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The ever impressive AudioStorm aka Ognjen Vukovic delivers his superb debut album – First Step which takes us on a wonderful journey into progressive sounds filled with melody and deep grooves. Podgorica, Montenegro based producer AudioStorm was fascinated by music from an early age and listened to many different bands including Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure. During the 90’s he turned his attention to electronic dance music and began listening to a lot of progressive sounds from the likes of Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, John Digweed and Sasha to name just a few. Over the years this guy has proven hugely popular with releases on many top labels including Baroque, Mistique Music, Balkan Connection, OLD SQL and many more. His Bonzai relationship began with Oblivion EP which was quickly followed up by the very well received Seismic Activity. His sound is definitely reaching far and wide and he consistently rides high on various charts. We are delighted to present his first studio album and we have no doubt it will shake things up.

AudioStorm – First Step, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #audiostorm

28 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

PHI PHI – HICCUP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

We’re delighted to present yet another Phi Phi progressive trip, this time around we get locked on to the sounds of Hiccup which comes backed up with a fantastic remix. Phi Phi’s last outing – Alone, scored very well indeed and gained top spots on many charts. DJ-ing still plays a huge part in this guys career and you never have to wait too long until his next gig.

Phi Phi – Hiccup, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #phiphi

28 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

MENDEXX – DECEPTIVE MINDS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The impressive Glaswegian DJ and producer Mendexx returns with Deceptive Minds. We last got a glimpse of this guy’s talents on his Bonzai Progressive debut – Life Begins. although he has also shown up on various compilations. A rising talent for sure, one to keep an eye and ear on.

Mendexx – Deceptive Minds, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mendexx

28 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

AUDIOSTORM – FIRST STEP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The ever impressive AudioStorm aka Ognjen Vukovic delivers his superb debut album – First Step which takes us on a wonderful journey into progressive sounds filled with melody and deep grooves. Podgorica, Montenegro based producer AudioStorm was fascinated by music from an early age and listened to many different bands including Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure. During the 90’s he turned his attention to electronic dance music and began listening to a lot of progressive sounds from the likes of Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, John Digweed and Sasha to name just a few. Over the years this guy has proven hugely popular with releases on many top labels including Baroque, Mistique Music, Balkan Connection, OLD SQL and many more. His Bonzai relationship began with Oblivion EP which was quickly followed up by the very well received Seismic Activity. His sound is definitely reaching far and wide and he consistently rides high on various charts. We are delighted to present his first studio album and we have no doubt it will shake things up.

The album kicks off with a fine slice of melodic progressive house, Day in Penthouse gets into a nice smooth flow with chunky kicks and a rhythmic drum arrangement that leads up to a cool dancey bass line that has a rich warmth. Cascading synths and strings stutter across the sound as we approach a real cool melodic structure. The perfect opener to whet the appetite.

Supernatural delivers another cool melody driven yet slightly deeper progressive vibe. A solid groove is crafted with a tight drum section that sends out fine flowing rhythms alongside a chugging bass line that will definitely get the floors moving. The break brings in more melodic flavours delivering a magical setting before we head back into the main track for the duration.

Moon Safari takes a serious look at progressive house and the qualities shine through in this construction. A strong and solid beat carries us through the intro and reveals a fantastic bubbling bass line that dominates the groove. Percussive layers form up and keep a steady rhythm as cool synths start to fade through alongside some swirling atmospheric pads. A top notch cut that will be a go to tool in any set.

Hidden Door intros with a nice punchy kick and a subtle percussion that lies in the distance. Sweeping synth pads float across the sound in a teasing manner before a powerful pulsating bas shows up to take full control. Shimmering arps ride along the solid deep grooves of the track as we get totally hypnotised by the cacophony of sounds. A wonderful display of prog house that will definitely give any floor the gift of many dancing feet.

At the midway point of the album we are hit with a double header in Warm & Loud which comes in Day and Night mixes. As you’d expect AudioStorm pulls out all the stops once again as he takes us through a master class in constructing melodies and building grooves. The Day Mix has all of the above in abundance, the big hitter on this one are those intricate synth patterns that weave out a solid core of sound. The Night Mix ramps up the pace with a much more club friendly and deeper groove. We still get all the goodness of those superb melodies and a super tight drum arrangement but done in a way that puts the spotlight on the dancey elements from within the deep progressive groove. Take your pick with these ones, each one is a sure fire winner.

Crazy World intros with a punchy kick and slow, deep rooted bass that reverberates beautifully through the sound, cutting through those kicks with ease. Crispy sharp hi-hats start the percussion section off which layers up to become a super tight rhythmic section. Cool chords are scattered throughout the track alongside some expertly crafted sweeping FX. A classic styled 303 acid line fades in and becomes the big focus for the track and compliments the musical elements perfectly. Top notch stuff that will definitely be a favourite among many.

No Gravitation delivers a solid workout filled with deep progressive grooves that suck you in. At the forefront we have a distinctive bass sound that really hooks you in with its probing power. Smooth, rhythmic percussions and drums keep the track on course as the layers continue to build while quirky acid lines form up. Brilliant stuff that will turn a few heads for sure.

Rounding off the album we are presented with the outro Titanium which glitches into creation with an electrifying sound as beautiful, rich voices fade up. In contrast to those voices a sharp edged bass powers into the sound to come up against the softer sounds with a harder edge. What a perfect way to end this album than with a showcase of sublime sounds that bring out a real musical side to the artists performance. This album is not to be missed.

#audiostorm #bonzaiprogressive

27 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PHI PHI – HICCUP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

We’re delighted to present yet another Phi Phi progressive trip, this time around we get locked on to the sounds of Hiccup which comes backed up with a fantastic remix. Phi Phi’s last outing – Alone, scored very well indeed and gained top spots on many charts. DJ-ing still plays a huge part in this guys career and you never have to wait too long until his next gig. Hiccup intros with a tough kick that packs a nice big punch and carries a cool click on the top end. In the background a cacophony of percussions are let loose and help create a solid platform for the track. Dark, sinister vocals ring out and lead us up to the first short break before the track gets into full on mode with a strong probing offset bass line. That bass line really gets the groove into full swing alongside those expertly crafted drum patterns. The main break throws up a rich string that contrasts beautifully with the sinister vocal sound. A proper progressive monster that will definitely hit any floor hard.

Rise And Fall aka Russian based DJ and producer Anton Vishniakov turn up for remix duties and once again we are treated to some first class sounds from this guy. So far, along with his other persona Templ8, he has currently released tracks on labels like Bonzai Progressive, Monster Deep, Flux Delux (Recover), Clear Water Music, Pitch Music, Alien Technology, Aoses Recordings, Alien Technology Recordings, Green Martian and the mighty JOOF Recordings. Specialising in deep and techy high quality sound along with energetic and atmospheric grooves there can be no doubt that Anton will continue to garner huge support for a long time to come. This remix certainly gears towards his more energetic side with a driving bass line that forces your feet to move. A solid construction filled with punchy kicks and a tight drum section is the perfect fodder for the floors. On top of the bass we get a nice round of synths and FX that light up the groove beautifully. A simply stunning slice of progressive grooves you simply must have.

#phiphi #bonzaiprogressive #riseandfall

26 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MENDEXX – DECEPTIVE MINDS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The impressive Glaswegian DJ and producer Mendexx returns with Deceptive Minds. We last got a glimpse of this guy’s talents on remix duty for Wild Guess’ Trysal 35 on Green Martian back in March 2015, as well as several appearances on various compilations. The Original mix settles into a solid progressive groove right from the off thanks to those punchy kicks and that deep pulsating bass line. Swirling FX cascade throughout the sound as striking synth keys cut through the low end frequencies. The break delivers more of those cool pads and FX before leading us back into the main groove for the duration. A simply fantastic slice of prog here that you will not want to miss.

Paul Kardos steps up to the plate with this superb remix that really goes deep into the progressive abyss. Hungarian producer Paul is fresh off the back of his last Bonzai outing – The Workout Song which was very well received indeed. No doubt we will be seeing much more from this guy in the near future so stay tuned. The remix intros with a real sense of depth as muffled kick are joined by a probing bass that lurks menacingly alongside a rising percussion arrangement. The track breaks loose as the kicks get beefed up to deliver a solid punch while that bass meanders through the sound. Cool vocals pop up and add fantastic textures to the groove and keep with the deepness of the sound beautifully. A real solid progressive mover here.

Altek is up next for remix duties and once again shows off his talents in style. Fresh from his 2nd Chance EP over at Green Martian, this guy really know how to turn on the progressive vibes. Here he delivers a superb progressive workout that hits the sweet spot right from the off as distant voices provide the backdrop to a tight drum arrangement alongside a deep rolling bass line. Cool synths find their way through the low end sounds to give off a sharp contrasting groove that will definitely keep the floors occupied. Big noisy FX and spiralling sweeps litter the track and add a real cool texture to the sound. Spacey, hypnotic grooves that are a definite must have.

#mendexx #bonzaiprogressive #paulkardos #altek

26 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – LIGHT YEAR FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Matt Holliday delivers his latest progressive slice – Light Year to the Bonzai office and once again he knocks it outta the park. His last solo release was Memories Of Yesterday back in June 2015 and this one hit the ground running with features on many download portals and great support from the DJ and club scene. Based in Birmingham UK, Matt also releases on other labels including the mighty JOOF where he delivers his more trance licked tracks. When he’s not flying solo he joins forces with other artists, most notably Manu Riga whom he has several releases and remixes with. Much more to come from this guy so stay tuned.

Matt Holliday – Light Year, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #mattholliday

21 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

GMT – CLOSER EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

GmT aka Gamut returns after a bit of a hiatus since his debut Vices & Transgressions EP on Green Martian back in April 2013. This time out he churns out the goods on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Closer EP. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.

GmT – Closer EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #gmt

21 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

AUDIO NOIR – ALMOST FAMOUS REWORKED, VOL.3 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Audio Noir’s Almost Famous gets its 3rd Rework with another round of top notch remixes from Yuriy From Russia, Rise And Fall, Leon Krasich and Narel. Audio Noir’s last outing was the very well received studio album – Artificial Star, which attracted a lot of attention indeed which is no surprise given the level of quality in the production. Still much more to come from this mysterious Australian so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

First up we have Rise And Fall with his remix on Wunderschong which intros with a nice solid kick with a bubbling bass line fading through that is soon joined by cool swirling pad FX. A much more probing bass layers up on the groove and we settle into a proper progressive flow that takes us deep. Subtle synths creep in and layer up to create a strong mid range that carries the track beautifully along on its prog groove. Top notch stuff from this guy as expected, not to be missed.

Leon Krasich takes control on remix duty also on Wunderschong and delivers a superb prog effort that will keep the darker rooms moving well into the night. A brilliant kick drum opens up the track and packs a nice punch as the bass starts its upward journey from the depths to drive the deep groove on. Bright open hats get the rhythmic juices flowing and are joined by cool shuffling hats to really get things moving. A mesmerising chord hangs in the background for most of the track and adds a deep groove that binds perfectly with the construction of the sound. The break descends into a cacophony of synths that eat their way into your brain before subsiding and getting us back into the main groove for the duration. Excellent stuff and a must have track for those late night sessions.

Next up is Yuriy From Russia and his fantastic remix on Love which opens with a beautifully soft sound that is joined by a contrasting punchy kick and a deep probing bass line that dances along the groove brilliantly. Those sweetly soft sounds transform into a superb vocal arrangement that provides an uplifting vibe which works perfectly with the meandering groove from the bass line. The break reveals some cool distant piano melodies which work so well with that fantastic bass. A simply wonderful slice of prog that will keep any floor on a musical high.

Rounding off this superb pack we have Narel’s Age of Love & Acid Mix on Love which intros with a drum filled set up as various drums are tightly packed into cool patterns forming an equally cool tribal rhythm. Swirling pads float across the sound as a soft, sensual vocal appears alongside a tough kick drum that starts to give the track its progressive drive. This drive is reached with the introduction of a superb, solid chugging bass line that wraps everything up into a wonderful progressive cocoon. Cool melodic synths find their way into the sound as that vocal continues to mesmerise. A brilliant acid line starts to form up and becomes a big focus on the track and totally dominates the break where it ebbs and flows with the tweaking of the knobs before we slam right back into full on mode. Brilliant stuff that is a must for any peak time set.

#audionoir #bonzaiprogressive #riseandfall #leonkrasich #yuriyfromrussia #narel

19 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – LIGHT YEAR (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matt Holliday delivers his latest progressive slice – Light Year to the Bonzai office and once again he knocks it outta the park. His last solo release was Memories Of Yesterday back in June 2015 and this one hit the ground running with features on many download portals and great support from the DJ and club scene. Based in Birmingham UK, Matt also releases on other labels including the mighty JOOF where he delivers his more trance licked tracks. When he’s not flying solo he joins forces with other artists, most notably Manu Riga whom he has several releases and remixes with. Much more to come from this guy so stay tuned.

First up we have Light Year which intros with a fantastic sequence filled with soft melodies, mysterious voices and strangely atmospheric sounds alongside a deep tribal drum arrangement. The intro takes us on its own journey before we get thrust deeper into the world of progressive with a little help from a solid kick and rolling bass line. The kick and bass combi drives on relentlessly as those atmospherics from the intro continue to float through the sound. The break intensifies the groove with rich, full strings and pads before they subside and slamming us back into the main track for the duration. Another Matt Holliday stomper that will definitely be at home in a deep dark set.

Subsequential is a real prog mover with its tight rhythmic drum arrangements and driving bass line that surfaces from deep below bringing a solid groove in its wake. Sweeping synths play a big part in the sound as they ebb and flow throughout alongside a top notch range of FX. That bass line totally locks you in and won’t let go until we get a respite on the break where a wonderful display of pads and FX takes over before we are locked in once more to that super tight groove. Superb effort yet again which will definitely find its way into many playlists no doubt.

#mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive

19 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

GMT – CLOSER EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

GmT aka Gamut returns after a bit of a hiatus since his debut Vices & Transgressions EP on Green Martian back in April 2013. This time out he churns out the goods on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Closer EP. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.

First up we have They Don’t Matter which intros with a soft piano sequence as the kicks start to fade in and take over with a contrasting toughness to the soft piano. A deep, almost growling bass line soon joins in and takes the track down into the depths. In the background tight drum patterns form up and deliver a solid rhythmic flow to the sound. Out of the blue the most wonderful vocal cuts through the groove bringing a classy vibe that works perfectly with that piano and those tough beats. Top notch stuff that will definitely be at home in many sets.

Planet Of Two sets out with a cool drum arrangement alongside an equally cool spoken vocal. Big punchy kicks find their way into the sound and take full control before a fantastic walking bass line comes in to dominate. Striking, pitching synth stabs ride along the mid range as the vocals start to become more prominent. The break lets loose with subtle classic stabs that give the track a pure club vibe that will definitely get the floors moving. A brilliantly constructed slice here filled with tight drums, quirky synths, cool vocals and a smooth driving bass, superb stuff.

#gmt #bonzaiprogressive

19 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PAUL KARDOS – THE WORKOUT SONG FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Hungarian producer Paul Kardos shows up on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with fantastic two tracker, The Workout Song. He marked his Bonzai debut on Green Martian with the wonderful Tres Sonidos EP back in July 2015. Since 2013 Paul has been churning out the quality on OLD SSQL Recordings with a raft of releases focusing in on the Progressive House side of the tracks.

Paul Kardos – The Workout Song, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #paulkardos

14 October 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE – ADE 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

It’s that time of year again when we head off to the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), for a round of networking, socialising and business meetings. Over the years we have showcased our hugely talented pool of artists to the world through various mediums including compilations and DJ events. With compilations proving popular among listeners we decided to notch up another superb selection of the finest cuts which really shows what the Bonzai Progressive sound is all about. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Manu Riga, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday, Crocy ft. Ashley Brandt, Matan Caspi, Phi Phi, Jamie Baggotts, Ewan Rill, Steve Sai, Alex Vidal, Dofamine, AudioStorm, Amteron, Jakhira, Time Bourne, Jesper Mauerhoff, Samotarev, Yuriy From Russia, Anurag Nandvanshi, Hady Tarek, Dennis Franchi, Tribal Warriors, K-Fel, CompleteJ, Surveyor Mode, House Lovin’ Criminals, EFG, Aitra, Alexey Lisin, Ange Vesna, A.Eryomin, Geonis, Mier and Daddy will be on hand to deliver deep tech house grooves to full on progressive vibes and everything in between. Give your DJ tool box a boost with this fantastic collection and come along and join us at ADE, we might be just what you’re looking for.

#bonzaiprogressive #airwave #manuriga #audionoir #mattholliday #crocy #ashleybrandt #matancaspi #phiphi #jamiebaggotts #ewanrill #stevesai #alexvidal #dofamine #audiostorm #amteron #jakhira #timebourne #jespermauerhoff #samotarev #yuriyfromrussia #anuragnandvanshi #hadytarek #dennisfranchi #tribalwarriors #k-fel #completej #surveyormode #houselovincriminals #efg #aitra #alexeylisin #angevesna #aeryomin #geonis #mier #daddy

13 October 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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