Recent posts: Bonzai Progressive
Henrik Kantola has been a stalwart in progressive beats for a long time having been on labels like Spinnin Records, Blackhole, Baroque and more recently Bonzai Music. He has appeared on many compilations and remixed lots of tunes under the Green Martian, Camouflage, Fourty 5, Nemesis, Subtraxx and Eyepatch labels.
Now Henrik releases his second artist album on Bonzai Progressive, “Make It Happen”. Two years after his first album on the same label “Wrongside Business”, we are treated to a stunning trek through the different shades of progressive house and Balearic vibes.
First up we have the “Balearic Mix” of the title track “Make It Happen” which is full of island pleasures, cool, sophisticated and laid back prog grooves, tight production blends a host of awesome sounds, chunky kick, grooving bass, sultry vocals and swaying synth pads all make for an evening on the terraces.
“Ibiza Soul (2012)” provides the back drop for lazy days sitting in a cafe on the beachfront, pure house vibe with a sweet melody on the break create a nice groove to chill the day away.
“Penny Is A Slut” beefs up the tempo for a cracking ride into prog house, sharp crisp percs and an offset bass build up to a tight rolling progressive groove, classic house stabs on the break keeps the listener hooked.
Going deeper in the with the next track, “Midnight”. Slightly more tribal and techy influence while retaining a solid progressive sound, lots of quality FX on this and a real catchy groove.
“Steal The Sunset” brings in a stabby house vibe with cool chords and a great rhythm, tight drums and classic buzz synth sound. Perfect fodder for the terraces on an early evening.
“Don’t You Know” pulls in the darker prog house vibe, well constructed rhythm with nice deep basses and sharp perc sounds, backed up with brilliant FX this is a tune that will gain a lot of support and fill up plenty of air time.
Funky grooves abound on “Terrace”, pure quality house vibe with all you’d expect on a tune like this, exactly the type of tune that gets any club on the bounce. Clean sharp stabs, well pitched strings and a groovy bassline, perfect.
Deep prog time again with “Late Night Flat Line”, cool sound for an already buzzing crowd. Hypnotic bassline and sweeping pads with tight percussions all make for a quality progressive monster.
Next we have a special remix of an all time trance classic which has been given the magic Chantola progressive touch. “Universal Nation (Chantola’s Deep Nation 2012 Remix)” starts off in a nice subtle groove, building upon the sound with smooth synths and a chunky bass, the break down brings in that classic melody and euphoria takes over, very well constructed remix.
Finally is “Another Day At The Dream Factory” a fitting end on this inspired album, lighthearted approach with bright sounds a constant steady groove provided by a nice chunky bass and tight kicks.
Again we see Chantola prove his talent with amazing production skills and inspired vision with his sound.
Superb Bonzai Progressive debut for the very talented Dee Brown with Juanto backed up with a couple of brilliant remixes.
Belfast born producer and DJ, Dee got the EDM bug at young age, he started to collect seven inch vinyls from the likes of 2 Unlimited and Eiffel 65. Soon after he got into Hardstyle and due to its infectious nature Dee found himself wanting to become a DJ. At 14 he got his first set of Soundlabs and then eventually a set of the iconic Technics. Lots of clubbing followed and Dee was able to experience many other genres in EDM and then he found House music. It was Dee’s love for House that he then decided to go into production and he equipped himself with Ableton Live and taught himself all the ins and outs of this software. Now Dee is ready to unleash his sound to the world and after a well received remix of Project KF – Hold Me, I’m Burning on Bonzai Basiks we are treated to something special in Juanto.
The original mix has a cool prog tech vibe with the opening focusing on light percussion and a vox sample, big swirling FX lead into a powerful kick and bass combo, building on to include some nice housey stabs. On the break is a very familiar vocal sample for the oldskool listeners with lots of brilliantly crafted sweeps and synth. An overall consistent grooving track destined for a lot boxes.
Portuguese producer and remixer Diego Alvez provides the first remix and he does an awesome job. Focusing more on the House side of the tracks Diego adds in a suave and sophisticated rhythm, pure house vibe with crisp hats, beautiful synth work and a bouncing bass with great FX on the vocal.
Turning up the heat is prog master Kintar with his remix. Big sound created with beefed up basses, killer kicks and super percussion, again the vocal is used to great effect and a very simple yet effective melody ties this whole track up nicely.
Another great release for Bonzai Progressive and a lot of DJ’s will pick this up for sure.
Henrik Kantola aka Chantola is a well versed Finnish producer and we see his new slice entitled Make It Happen backed up with a slew of awesome remixes.
Henrik has been a stalwart in progressive beats for a long time having been on labels like Spinnin Records, Blackhole, Baroque and more recently Bonzai Progressive.
He has appeared on many compilations and remixed lots of tunes under the Green Martian, Camouflage, Fourty 5, Nemesis, Subtraxx and Eyepatch labels. Today Chantola resides on Bonzai Progressive and has delivered a very nice piece of music.
First up we have the Balearic Mix which is full of island pleasures, cool, sophisticated and laid back prog grooves, tight production blends a host of awesome sounds, chunky kick, grooving bass, sultry vocals and swaying synth pads all make for an evening on the terraces.
Matan Caspi drops in to add a hint of tech into the prog house vibe while keeping the coolness and suave of the main sound, very well crafted remix, a little more synth work and some crisp guitar keeps the summer theme alive.
Popular remixing duo Manu Riga gives us their Come Back Remix which delivers a full on prog experience that would fit well on any floor or beach party, constant groove on the bass with those vocals lead up to a break that just exudes summer essence, very powerful remix.
Johny S returns with remix duty on a Chantola track and he delivers as usual, with the focus more on the house side we are treated to an amazing ride, funky bassline and jazzy sax/trumpets make for a big sound for big floors.
Established Spanish DJ/Producer Alex Roque debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a stunning tech house slice backed up with awesome remixes.
The original kicks things off in this fine pack and brings with it the flavours of tech, house and a kickin rhythm, memerizing vocal riffs dominate the break and keep you hooked.
Regular remixers and dynamic duo Mindgamers step up with a jaw dropping funk driven monster, bouncing grooves and a fantastic bassline on this will make for aural pleasure everywhere!
The Citizen 42 Remix adds in the original vocals on the break which adds an added punch to proceedings, and then finishes the release with a Dub Remix of Deep Speechless, grooving tech house vibes with throbbing basslines and some very nice synth work.
Excellent debut release which is sure to gain lots of support.
Bonzai Progressive duo Michel Manzano and Pablo Santana team up to offer a proper progressive house buzz.
Droop Live boasts a great prog vibe that begins with a heavily FX’d kick and vocal sample, building up with synth stabs and sweeping pads the groove kicks in to full swing. On the break the beautiful female vocal sits on top of a chunky bass until the tune comes back into full on prog mode.
Energy Star takes on a slightly more techy feel while holding in the prog house elements. The percussion sits very well with the retro synth and the use of the vocal adds a bit of spice, awesome bassline on this one that will definitely fill a lot of floors.
That’s it, techno legend Richie Hawtin plays again music from one of our in-house labels, this time Bonzai Progressive. Master Hawtin played Fab Code – Soulfood (Oz Romita’s Techn-0-Matic Remix) in three of is latest gigs. On the 6th of August at Solar Summer Festival in Bulgaria, then the 7th at the mythic Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos, Greece and just a few hours ago, at the NeoPop Festival in Portugal!
Formed by Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove in 2004, this talented duo deliver quality progressive sounds. Having signed with Bonzai in 2010 things have been looking up and a slew of remixes followed. With an artist album scheduled for later in 2012 Manu Riga will go from strength to strength.
No Matter What is a classic progressive sound for the modern age with awesome remixes included in this release.
The original is a trancey affair with sweet melodies yet a dark progressive edge, a constant groove with a deep bassline and a haunting vox sample, very tight production as expected.
The awesome Moshic delivers his unique deep progressive house vibe and adds his ever present ethnic sounds to create a truly sublime piece of work which will for sure be on a lot of playlists.
Kintar & Rex produce a stunning take on the original with a huge sound full of progressive flavours, more chunky and grungy in places with an array of FX have added a whole new layer to the sound.
Another fine Bonzai Progressive release with early support and feedback from Sander Kleinenberg, Richie Hawtin, Markus Schulz, Claude Von Stroke, Gabriel Ananda, Franco Bianco, Sossa, Tyler Smith, Gare Mat K, Dema, Ken Liu, Tommi Bass, Jay Marshall, Nick & Danny Chatelain, DJ Samer, Mellow Fusion Radio Show, Clubflavour, Re-Think Radio, MK Tronic Radio Show, VolcanoRadio, Pulzar FM, Berlin FM, Diversions Radio Toronto, Flaix FM, Noice Podcast, Warm FM, Turntables24 Radio, Conecta FM, Via Sound Radio, Sirenium, Jacbri Radio Show, Proton Radio, Ibiza Global Radio, Flirt 101.3FM, Radio FDS, Afterhours Radio Show 99.1 FM and The Bass-Room Radio Show between many more…
Fourth instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Wonji featuring Henry M, Ecco, Lucio Grandi, Murat Uncuoglu, Mastercris, Middle Rhythm, David Kassi, Daniel Ray, Unnamed, Cristian Paduraru, Baltj_More, Project KF, Jimmy Galle, James Harcourt presents Jack Fruit, Daniel Marques, Luis Bravo, Gary DF, Mindgamers, Fab Code, Sa.Du, Qmusse, Maertz, and Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov.
Cool summer house vibes out of Bonzai Progressive from Mindgamers.
Zas & Sanze continue to leave their mark on the music industry with pure quality productions and remixes.
Chasing the Sun comes with 2 super remixes and we’re sure this will be a big hit this summer.
The original mix is a track that will be played on the beaches and terraces as it delivers a very cool house groove, awesome piano work backed with tight drums and a feelgood factor of 10!
Matan Caspi gives us a remix for later in the evening, hot summer vibe is still evident with a nice vocal added and a more funky groove on the bassline.
Ecco takes us into the later hours of the night with a slightly more prog feel on the remix, more focus on the lower frequencies adds an interesting touch to an already awesome tune.
Massive collaboration for Bonzai Progressive with 3 very talented producers.
Soundmodul aka Croation born Denis Dzigal, fellow DJ/Producer and music partner DJ Moffous along with Italian DJ Francesco Parla have come together to create a stunning album full of tech house gems.
Adventures is a laid back affair with a very nice vocal and an almost soothing quality.Biomorphic lifts the mood with a true tech vibe, awesome bassline and well crafted synth sounds.Things are taken into the depths with Definition Of Deep, constant grooving bass, low frequency FX some real nice sublime flutes.A more minimal retro type vibe is evident on Expressions yet that tech house vibe remains tight.
The title track takes on a more progressive feel, big sound for the floors in this one.Noisebug pulls in the techno groove and really delivers on that front with some nifty sounds.Another prog house vibe in the shape of Psychic Modulation, very tight production work on this, chunky bass and great synth work.
Rhythmic Filter has a bouncy quality that will have you up and shaking in no time, big club sound.Sinevibes has a grungy feel with lots of analog sounds and epic pads, prog house at it’s best!Deep and dark sounds from The Lower Rhythm round off a truly inspiring piece of work from this collaboration.
There is definitely something for everyone on this album and no doubt a lot of support will be given.