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Our fellow artist Chantola got featured at Trance International website.
New promotional video for Erdem Aktas – Meida EP (Bonzai Progressive)
DJ/Producer Erdem Aktas is recognized as one of the most talented DJ of the tech house and progressive genre. He produces mostly house music but popular music like electronic music as well. “I just want to connect people through touching their emotion,” says Erdem “That’s my approach to music.” He first discovered trance music when he was at high school and fell in love with its melody. Then he started to mix and produce. When he started, he just used PC and free software’s. “I save up enough money from pocket money to buy synthesizer, drum machines and what else.” he laughs.
In 2004, he started to study at KOC University in Turkey. While he was working his performance in his small home studio. He went to Russia frequently and was effected by the talented DJ’s of Russia. He played in most popular club of Russia and Ukraine. In 2007, his first production was a remix. His favorite genres become a progressive and electronic music. In 2010, He started to work with many different labels from different countries and Erdem Aktas’s first EP was released from Germany so with a slew of remixes and killer productions to his name grows bigger every week
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. Beginning with Acid Pro and a hardware sequencer, Chantola played with basic loops and short tracks. As the results came, so did his hunger to buy newer equipment and software.
It wasn’t 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 “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, MR. SAM, LEON BOLIER, M.I.K.E, MENNO DE JONG, LANGE, EDDIE HALLIWELL to name 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.
Music website Soundscapes has made a nice review about the most recent release from Italian producer Luca Lombardi which is a remastered + remixes release from Hard Times including remixes by Verche, Funky Space Pirates and Parafernalia.
Here’s the review:
Bonzai Progressive remastered Luca Lombardi’s classic deep house masterpiece, “Hard Times”, and released it with three other fascinating remixes from Verche, Funky Space Pirates, and Parafernalia. This release is out now courtesy of Bonzai Progressive!
Hard Times (Remastered Original Mix)
This original mix caters wonderful starlit vibes as well as a lush and levitating atmosphere. Aside from which, its eclectic piano melodies are simply too rejuvenating to miss out on! Celebrated and remastered, “Hard Times” is back to deliver more good vibes!
Hard Times (Verche Remix)
Drifting to a more deep-tech ground, Verche takes one for the release. “Hard Times” gets an edgier makeover in the hands of the Bonzai-frequenting producer, Verche.
Hard Times (Funky Space Pirates Remix)
Funky Space Pirates also accepts remixing duties for “Hard Times”, and the result is this– a soulful groovy rendition of the original. If you like the original, you will definitely enjoy this too!
Hard Times (Parafernalia Remix)
Last remix for Luca Lombardi’s “Hard Times” is from Parafernalia. With a trance-like remix topped-off with a hypnotizing breakdown, Parafernalia’s craft is indeed something for aficionados who has an ear for straight-up mind-levitating atmosphere!