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At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. At age 6 he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and disco playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk. All this built up in him to a music culture dominated by rhythm and groove.
In the early 80s he began his DJ career (as DJ Fab) and became resident in a trendy club in Brussels called -Disco Steve-. Residencies and bookings would follow one another until 1988, playing in many local clubs, always quality venues, such as Le Veaudeville, Le Garage, Le Variete, La Pergola, Le Disque Rouge (Fuse), Las Vegas, and many others. The musical styles he spins with finesse and technique are funk, disco and new wave, the hype music for this era.
After hanging up his DJ gloves to explore new musical fields, music production, we see him reappear in 1989 with the release of his debut single -Warbeat- under the pseudonym Bassline Boys. The success was immediate following the mini scandal triggered by this title when it was broadcasted in Chistophe Dechavanne’s -ciel mon mardi- (TF1 – French TV), and the musical response entitled -On se calme (Mr. Dechavanne)- turned into a massive hit in France, selling over 400,000 copies and awarded with a gold record. New Beat, Acid House, Techno and Hardcore releases will succeed during the following years under various monickers, such as Fax Yourself, BSR, Defcon, DSK, Hydrowave, Speed Limit, etc.
In 1994 he decided to return to the turntables, and when he met Claude El Divino (City Parade) he joined the -Underground Energy- team, which allowed him play in one of the most prestigious clubs of Belgium, the Extreme. After a series of bookings with Energy Underground he became a resident at Extreme. Other residencies and bookings followed, including La Raza, Planet Hardcore, Cocoon, Illusion, Zenith, Pavarotti and so on.
After a break from both the deejaying and studio work during the early 2000s, he comes back in 2006 with a new challenge, creating and running his own DJ Bar, which will be called -bar©ode-. The project took its flight, the parties became famous throughout Belgium and abroad, and renowned DJs lined up behind bar©odes decks. Pole Folder (Bedrock Records), Filterheadz (I Love Techno), CP (Pulse Factory) Ecco (KMB records), Rudy (Fuse), Xian (Cafe dAnvers), Milo (You), Dave Kane, Trap House, to name a few.
Inspired by the name of his latest project -bar©ode- DJ Fab became Fab Code, and after the bar closed late 2007, he resumed the hunt for bookings. He joined the team of DJ Ecco called -United Elektro- and also played at -Dance Machine- and -Acid Or Not- parties until the end of 2009, then 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 and composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB), on the label Bonzai Progressive and on the label Mint & Mustard.
The 28-year-old Danish/Italian artist is born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the pulsating, urban and unique atmosphere of Copenhagen, David Nicosia Longhi has produced and published under various pseudonyms such as Mazenga and Aiemo. Ranging from deep, minimal psytrance to chillout and melodic lounge music.
David himself describes the importance of inspiration gathered from the fast paced citylife: I love living in the city, there are endless inspirational options, ranging all the way from high-end fashion, cocktailbars, nightlife in general and even the modern oasis areas in Copenhagen, filled with peace and calm energy.I also like the anonymous feeling found in a big city. You could be surrounded by 100s of people and still feel like no one is seeing you. I generally get inspired from beautiful people around me and the desire to make and do something that touches the heart and thought of a human in combination with the electronically produced music. I want to keep living my daydream and my music reflects this.
Practical Inspiration has been gathered from both the trance/balearic scene throughout the 90s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.
His first releases goes back to 2003 with Italian based label Inner-sound Records on the Perfect Evolution compilation and shortly thereafter another release follow with a Danish label. After several years of devoting his artistic abilities in literature he again turned his attention towards electronic music and the perpetual style of modern lounge.
The style from David Nicosia Longhi is now mainly focused on top quality lounge music, with his own deep devotion into a timeless and atmospheric production.
Ibiza 2K12 – Tech House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes by Rob Small, Mute:, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C & Dubsons, Daniele Kama, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Fab Code, The French Connection, Jasper Jinx, Brisboys, M62, Carl Price, Ecco, Markus Ilgner, Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac, MiniTech Project with Sabatine, Simone Girau, Dahaus, KAGO DO, Stake, Ed Lee and Tofke & Peker.
Manu riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove.Soon they released their first vinyl on Okina Music.Good feeling and a remix by Drkucho was hitting the belgium dance charts on the 22th spot in 2005. Sadly distribution wasn’t catching up with the demand.After this dissapointment Manu Riga didn’t really felt home. Creativity had no freedom.
After a break of two years, Sven & Adriaan gave Manu Riga a second chance but this time they promised they only would follow their heart and do what they like to do.
After sending the 2005 track Tai chi girl to Bonzai Musicthey found that home.Bonzai appreciated and loved the different approach of Manu Riga.Manu Riga signed an artist deal with Bonzai Music in 2010 a remix for Quadran and George V followed soon.
Time in Between is the first which is typical for their style. Progressive with a touch of Tribal and emotional synth.
Bonzai progressive means coming home for Manu Riga.
Carpenter by day and producer by night. The name will LoQuai remain on the lips of underground DJs and producers around the world.
Konstantin Alt was born on September 7th, 1981 in Bel’bulak, Kazakhstan. Since childhood Konstantin has had a growing interest in percussions and the accordion. His first contact with electronic music occurred while watching MTV finding himself fascinated by the sounds and the possibilities they proposed. At the age of eight he immigrated to Germany with his family and has lived in a village there ever since.
His early musical career started in 1998 when he purchased his first electronic instruments parallel to starting his apprenticeship as a carpenter. This was the beginning of a new era in his life. From here Konstantin began working intensively in music production, weaving in all styles of electronic music including psychedelic, ambient, trance, break beats, and drum & bass. The combination of these styles has made him a producer of progressive house.
With the revolution of the Internet, Konstantin had the opportunity to start his professional career on the UPTRAX website, where his music began to continuously hit the Top 20 list. At this time he also began playing live gigs at Sunshine, Germany. Konstantin returned part time to school, but this time to the SAE School in Frankfurt to study audio production. He graduated in 6 months gaining certification as an EMP (Electronic Music Producer). From here his career skyrocketed with many offers coming in from labels such as Ultimate House Records where in 2005 he released his first official single under the name LoQuai. During these years he worked on many remixes for a variety of labels, which really helped propel his musical career. In 2006, Mystique Music Records, a new label in underground music, approached him and there he finally found a label where he could grow fundamentally as a producer. From 2009-2010 Konstantin was featured on pure.fm radio through his successful show Unison. In the last year he worked on many remixes and original tracks for many major labels including Mystique Music Records, Jetlag Digital, Baroque Rec., Indigo Rec. and many more.
Third instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Wonji, BeatBlenderz, Rishi K., Sa.Du, Crocy, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C and Dubsons, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Brisboys, Santon, Carl Price, Villa Gombao Inc., Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Charles Ramirez, Middle Rhythm, Ecco, Jamez & Soulboy, The French Connection, Daniel Ray.
The Portuguese producer Diego Alvez has a solid musical base that he started to build up already back in 1998 by playing the piano. He started to produce music himself in 2010 and has already quite a carreer to look back at as he has already remixed Unik (Portugal), Solunamanalia (Japan), Eco Do Ego (Portugal) and many others yet unreleased. His producing style has been influenced by names as Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Trentemoller, Fernando Fragoso and many more.
His personal taste ranges from Classical Music to Electronic Music including Minimal, Tech-House Dark and Dark-Tech but also Ambient Music.
The music Diego Alvez brings us is highlighted by sentimental melodies, intimate pianos and glitches.
This young & dynamic producer duo from Tallinn is worth keeping an eye & ear on.
Mindgamers was created by two talented DJs from Estonia – Zas & Sanze. Both of them are Tallinn natives and started their career in 1999. In the year 2009, they founded the musical project Mindgamers. The main genres they are producing are progressive and tech house.
This release comes with a brilliant Stefano Noferini remix with early support from Slam, Luciano, Anderson Noise, Benoit C, Funkatron, Scan Mode,…
New concept compilation series in Bonzai Progressive.
The first installment comes with original tracks and remixes from John Digweed, Nick Muir, Neil Quigley, Hernan Cattaneo and John Tonks, Sasha vs Adam Parker, James Harcourt, Martin Eyerer and Stephan Hinz, Nic Fanciulli, Dave Seaman, Henry Saiz, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong and Superbass, Jamez and Soulboy, Nicole Moudaber, Trancesetters, Kamisshake, Filth & Splendour vs Kalva, Umek, Union Jack, Miika Kuisma, Wally Lopez, Quadran, John 00 Fleming featuring Sona Mohapatra, Airwave and Guy J.
Planisphere aka Airwave, a musical chameleon with over 1000 tracks under his belt in 16 years of music business, returns with remix from James Harcourt where he brings his techno side to us.
Early support list:
Claudio Coccoluto, Mike Kelly, Luca Morris, Aron Friedman, Mario Più, Different Language, Jonas Wahrlich , Renato Cohen, …