Bonzai Progressive Home

Recent posts: Bonzai Progressive

MAN ON THE MOON – SENSE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive debutant Man On The Moon delivers the deep and thoughtful Sense which comes with a top notch remix from Manu Riga. The Original Mix is a proverbial rabbit hole of deep progressive grooves that just keeps going deeper and deeper. A solid, punchy kick drum drives the track while surreal synths and pad sounds create an eerie atmosphere. A distant vocal repeats ‘sense’ which mesmerizes throughout the track. A powerful deep rooted bassline comes into play to take us further into the abyss and solidify an already strong progressive groove. The break takes surreal to a whole new level and we find ourselves totally hooked before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.

The hugely talented Manu Riga steps for remix duties on this one with his Perseverance Remix and once again he delivers a fine slice of progressive for our listening pleasure. For the past 11 years this guy has been a champion for the Bonzai Progressive sound while realising his own diverse sounds. Still enjoying the warm reception from his studio album (as Manu Riga) Surrounded, he wasted no time in getting back to full on work mode and is already lining up some new material and remixes such as this one and his last outing on remix duty for Koschk’s Diwan. Big things still to come from this guy and we always look forward to more. The remix keeps with the deep theme of the original but adds that extra punch to get the floors moving. A nice punchy kick drum leads the way as tight percussions dish out a fine flowing rhythm. The bassline keeps thing on the deeper side with its warm well rounded groove. Pads layer up to fill the sound and create a sublime atmosphere which comes to the fore on the break before breaking down to percussions and FX and then rising once more to take back to the driving groove. Very nice indeed and a definite must have.

#manonthemoon #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga

5 September 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – GODFORSAKEN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.

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

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #mattholliday

31 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – MITOCHONDRIA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.

Cortex Thrill – Mitochondria, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #cortexthrill

31 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – GODFORSAKEN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.

On the Original Mix Matt Holliday demonstrates a mature and cultured take on the progressive sound. He digs deep on this one combining many elements to get us into the depths. This one is surreal, sensual and simply stunning. A solid drum section drives the track while a beautifully warm low end powers the groove. Swirling, panning pads deliver trippy sequences that draw us in further while distant melodies offer a light at the end of the tunnel. Fantastic yet again from this guy, this one will not disappoint.

Rise And Fall step up to the remix desk with another fine slice of progressive. A highly respected artist on the scene, his last outing for Bonzai – Genetic – gained a great deal of support as did his remix for Nico Parisi’s Attica. On the remix here we are treated to a pumping progressive beat which is laced with a techno edging. Chunky kick drums lead the way as deep droning, gritty basses fill up the low end. A solid groove ensues and is shored up by a tight rhythmic flow, courtesy of some tight drum arrangement. This one goes deep and we soon find ourselves locked on for the duration, wanting more and more. Top notch once more form this awesomely talented artist.

Bonzai stalwart Crocy delivers another one of his emphatic remixes for our listening pleasure. Just recently he unleashed his own latest cut – Valve – which proved very popular indeed and solidified his stance on the progressive scene once more. Never one to miss a beat, we know we’re in for some top notch sounds when this guy gets to work. On the remix here Crocy does what Crocy does and delivers a super fine quality progressive house joint. Nice and chunky kick drums are front and centre as rhythmic percussions layer up to take us to the floor. A punchy, stabby bass comes through to dominate the sound and is joined by various subtle melodies that combine beautifully to0 take us higher. The main melodic part is super sweet and stands out brilliantly amongst the lower frequencies. Another fine slice from the main man, not to be missed.

The dynamic duo metrONomes are back on remix duties to take us on another trip with their brand of deep grooves. With a penchant to blow our minds with their creative wisdom, it’s no wonder these guys are much sought after when it comes to looking for quality vibes. Their last outing on Bonzai – Crocodile Tears – turned a few heads and showed up on many playlists, which is no surprise really. Much more to come from these guys in the future so stay tuned. The guys offer up a techno fuelled take on the original and as you’d expect they do an absolute outstanding job. Big punchy kick drums lead the way and are backed up with trippy FX and subtle synths. A monstrously deep, pulsating bassline is the big hitter here and no doubt the bassbins will take a hammering from it. Minimal, powerful solid techno grooves to set the floors alight, this one is a monster.

#mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive #crocy #riseandfall #metronomes

29 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – MITOCHONDRIA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.

First up is the Original Mix and straight away you get locked on to the solid progressive groove it has to offer. After a series of synth shots and FX the track opens up into a full on driving progger full of chunky beats and a superb, deep rolling bassline. Cortex Thrill’s distinctive 90’s sound can be found within the swirling pads and the underlying acid vibe. Cool vocals are littered throughout and add to the multi layered textures of the sound. Big and ballsy stuff that straddles the border with trance, top notch indeed.

Another returnee to the Bonzai stable, Fabian Jakopetz joins us on remix duties. He is no stranger to Bonzai with a raft of releases across many of its labels and he has over 100 releases on other various labels with support from around the world. It was back in 2012 when we last seen this guy when he joined forces with Dub Way on Mellow Mode (Bonzai Basiks). Great to see him back for more and we’ve no doubt that this remix will top many charts and playlists. Here Fabian takes us on a wonderfully rich tech house trip complete with tribal drums and a superb synth section. The drums stand out brilliantly and are led by a thumping kick drum while crispy hats and various other percussions work their magic to deliver a solid rhythm. The synth play is outstanding with a myriad of sounds converging to create a real sense of darkness. Excellent stuff once more from this super talented artist, not to be missed.

RBA debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a superb remix that is dripping with serious progressive vibes. On the remix here we get drawn into a deep progressive groove right from the get go. The intro boasts a pulsing bass note that hooks you in before a chunky kick drum comes along and gets things moving. Organic fuelled synths dish out a wonderfully textured riff that is mixed brilliantly with the superb vocals and gritty bass tones. A deep, dark monster for sure, this one will turn a few heads.

#cortexthrill #bonzaiprogressive #fabianjakopetz #rba

29 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CROCY – VALVE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.

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

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #crocy

24 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

NAXOUND & GLEB RUBENS – AMON RA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.

Naxound & Gleb Ruben – Amon Ra, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #naxound #glebrubens

24 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

CROCY – VALVE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.

Valve is a solid slice of progressive made up of some lush sounds and deep grooves. A tight drum arrangement keeps the track flowing while a superb low end bass settles us into the groove. Stabby, gritty synths do the rounds here giving the track a gutsy edge that will appeal to set builders and floor mover alike. Subtle melodies float through the track revealing stark contrasts that make the sound pop in all the right places. Top notch stuff and not to be missed.

Reach intros with a beautifully weighted kick drum that leaves a little low end hanging with each hit. A complex hi hat structure emerges alongside a building percussion section, delivering a smooth flowing rhythm. A hypnotic techno-sounding synth bass fades in and out creating a darker more intense vibe that plays out wonderfully against a backdrop of some ultra cool instrument riffs. An excellent builder here that will definitely get feet moving towards the floors.

#crocy #bonzaiprogressive

22 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NAXOUND & GLEB RUBENS – AMON RA (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.

Naxound’s Intro is a journey deep into the progressive abyss that will leave you wide eyed and wanting more. The track sets off with soft pad that becomes more intense as other elements emerge. A truly cosmic experience unfolds with an array of synth stabs and FX. Deep droning basses fill the spectrum and dominate the groove for the duration. The drum section takes a back seat here as those basses lead the way, but they stay around enough to deliver a solid rhythmic vibe. A simply stunning piece of music that is most definitely not to be missed.

Naxound & Gleb Rubens’ Amon Ra intros with a smooth drum sequence that gives off a real laidback vibe. Soft kicks and fluffy hats combine alongside a tight percussion section to bring a real hypnotic rhythm. A deep bass probes its way through the track taking us deeper into the groove while swirling pads fill the background with their trippy melodies and beckoning calls. A sublime slice of progressive for the late night parties that will not disappoint.

Naxound’s D.F.G.S intros with a cool drum sequence and probing bass. A sift rising pad fades in before crashing out to reveal punchy kicks and the beginnings of a surreal trek deep into progressive. The trek gets well underway with a superb arp that cascades up and down the track and melting into the sound beautifully. The bassline transforms into a superb driving groove as the track reaches the depths. This one epitomises the progressive sound beautifully with its sublime hypnotic groove, a definite must have track for any serious prog DJ.

#naxound #glebrubens #bonzaiprogressive

22 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

STAN KOLEV – ALL ALONG EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic All Along EP. Stan enjoyed great support on his BP debut – Forsaken EP- back in April 2016, prior to this he had appeared on several compilations from Bonzai. We’re delighted he’s back for another run and hope to see much more in the future.

Stan Kolev – All Along EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #stankolev

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

JAMIE BAGGOTTS – CAPE TOWN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Jamie Baggotts keeps up his city themed cuts with his newest edition entitled Cape Town. Jerusalem and Mexico City were the previous incarnations and this time around we get a taste of some tight breaks and hypnotic psy. Always a pleasure to have Jamie’s work come through the office and no doubt we’ll be hearing more from him soon.

Jamie Baggotts – Cape Town, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section of the Psy-Trance genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #jamiebaggotts

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

IBIZA 2016 – FIESTA LOCO (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

As the Summer season reaches its peak we present 31 of the hottest tracks around that will be sure to keep the fires burning on floors all over the party Island and beyond. We’ve dug into our own vast catalogue – Bonzai Progressive, Piston, Eyepatch and more – as well as sourcing fine cuts off other top labels, to come up with only the finest quality tunes that are definite must haves for your arsenal. An outstanding collection of artists are all on hand to deliver the goodness, expect to find some serious beats from the likes of Carlo Calderi, House Lovin Criminals, Bonetti, Johny S, Stemi, Oz Romita, Casiano & Nsay, P.A.M.O, Eat Dust, Daniele Kama and many more. Make your party rock, put Ibiza 2016 – Fiesta Loco in prime position on your playlist, you won’t regret it.

#bonzaiprogressive #carlocaldareri #dennisfranchi #mattmclarrie #lylequach #houselovincriminals #jaderag #robsmall #dannyhartley #alessiorizzo #bonetti #alexeylisin #avesvolare #johnys #stemi #charlesramirez #j.nandez #pandeo #persya #ozromita #correlate #stevenvoorn #upright(pt) #zrg #mirkogorelli #casiano #nsay #an-beat #matancaspi #roylebens #monotronik #p.a.m.o. #stangarac #hermanndius #ohnnydeep(akayonathandahan) #oraa #berbush #kotobuki #eatdust #danielekama #angeloferreri #ekai

16 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

STAN KOLEV – ALL ALONG EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic All Along EP. Stan enjoyed great support on his BP debut – Forsaken EP- back in April 2016, prior to this he had appeared on several compilations from Bonzai. We’re delighted he’s back for another run and hope to see much more in the future.

All Along epitomises the summer sound with its upbeat drums and shuffling hats alongside rising arp melodies and cool FX. The icing on the cake though is that monster bass drone that captures the essence of the groove beautifully while a cool mixture of female and male vocals create a diva like vibe. The track just oozes dance appeal and no doubt the floors are gonna love this one.

Keep On Rising comes in two flavours – Original and Dub. Both tracks dish out the same level of tech with the original delivering a brilliant retro vocal that will be instantly recognisable to many. Chunky kicks and bright crispy hats make up a solid rhythm for the track to flow while cool synths litter the sound. A powerful probing bassline is the big player here though as it dominates the groove. The vocal also stands out and will give you something to sing along to while getting your groove on. A wonderfully crafted slice that is a definite must have track in your arsenal. The equally inviting Dub mix is for those who want to lose the vocal and focus on the purer side of the track.

#stankolev #bonzaiprogressive

15 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JAMIE BAGGOTS – CAPE TOWN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Jamie Baggotts keeps up his city themed cuts with his newest edition entitled Cape Town. Jerusalem and Mexico City were the previous incarnations and this time around we get a taste of some tight breaks and hypnotic psy. Always a pleasure to have Jamie’s work come through the office and no doubt we’ll be hearing more from him soon.

Cape Town offers up a real infectious breaks groove with a solid wall of sound that draws you in with its raw power. Pounding kicks are matched with an excellent percussion arrangement while a deep probing bassline delivers a wonderful low end. Teasing melodies are scattered throughout the track that leave us wanting more. On the break we find ourselves in a wonderfully surreal world filled with soft pads and cool FX that create a striking atmosphere. A superb slice of progressive breaks that will bring any set to a climax of epic proportions.

Where The Sun Never Sets intros with an energetic sequence that sets the tone of the track perfectly. The psy laced progressive trance stomper gets right into full on mode as chunky kick drums and shuffling percussions come through to join the superb arps that make up the backbone of the track. We are led down a path into the abyss, those multi layered arp sequences converge to form an unbreakable structure that will move you straight to the floor. The break reveals a fantastic synth line that mesmerizes as it builds to a climax and right back into the main track. An absolute stomper here and a must have.

#lessovsky #pistonrecordings

15 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NICO PARISI – ATTICA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai stalwart Nico Parisi is back with another of his beautifully refined progressive cuts. Attica follows his last cut – Children Of Africa – and features three top notch remixes from Gai Barone, Robert R. Hardy and Rise and Fall. He also recently showed up for remix duties himself on AudioStorm’s Underground Culture, and we’re delighted that he continues to offer only the finest quality sounds. Nico remains a solid figure on the DJing front, he certainly gets around and is a solid figure at many festivals and club venues.

Nico Parisi – Attica, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport with a banner in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #bonzaiprogressive #nicoparisi

10 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

1 2 3 4 52

WEBSITES

RADIO SHOW

bonzaibasikbeats

Listen to our Bonzai Basik Beats radio show with guest mixes and exclusive tracks every Thursday on webradio, Soundcloud and Mixcloud.

LISTEN NOW

BOOKINGS

djunkee

Book our next generation or old school DJ's & artists via our booking agency.

BOOK NOW

MOBILE APP

“Bonzai
Download the Bonzai mobile app for iOS, Android & Windows Phone (coming soon): Bonzai Progressive, Version 1.3

Get the latest Bonzai news as well as tapping into our social media platforms and browse our web store, all on your mobile phone or tablet.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Pin It on Pinterest