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EWAN RILL & CASPER – A LITTLE WORD (ORIGINAL MIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

Debut appearance on Bonzai Progressive for Ewan Rill & Casper with the sublime Vacuum EP. The guys have a history together having released tracks in 2013 and 2014 on Stripped Digital and Balkan Connection. As solo artists they both have an extensive back catalogue with support coming in from all angles. Great to see them on board and hopefully much more to come.

After being featured 2 weeks ago in the Progressive House genre page, Ewan Rill & Casper – A Little Word (Original Mix) is charted by Beatport in the Closing Tracks: Progressive House chart!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #ewanrill #casper

8 April 2015 UPDATES Read more

BLUFELD – A WORLD LESS ORDINARY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Blufeld returns to take us on one of his beautifully colourful progressive trips with the superb A World Less Ordinary which comes packed to the hilt with three top notch remixes. As ever Blufeld remains hard at work in the studio and he has recently announced his 4th studio album is just about ready for our listening pleasure, so stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime his latest track Threlkeld got a nod on Drizzly Records’ Trance Sessions 14. As well as that his remix on Greenage’s Lost Memories stalked the charts for a while and keeps with his constant presence on the scene. Exciting times ahead that you will not want to miss.

The Original Mix takes us on a beautiful journey into the progressive sound with a wonderful driving bassline on top of a tight drum arrangement. The attention to detail is sublime with sweeping pads and FX creating textured layers that blend effortlessly. As the track reaches its peak we are locked into an intricate web of melodies that just seem to flow into our minds with ease. The break gives those melodies their chance to shine with a superb synth hook that climaxes with us getting shoved right back into the main groove, excellent stuff yet again from Blufeld and not to be missed.

Up first on remix duty we have the ever impressive Manu Riga with his Vision Remix. Manu continues to deliver the goods with only the highest quality in mind. He is always looking for new angles and pushes himself past any barriers that get in the way. While 2014 was a big year for him, 2015 is already shaping up to be even bigger with multiple projects on the go with various artists. His collab with Matt Holliday got off to a flying start with their Ethnology EP (You Are Contagious & Roots) which charted well upon release. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on this guy soon, you will not be disappointed. On the remix Manu goes full on right from the get go with a brilliant evolving offset bass that drives the track beautifully with the help of a nice punchy kick and a trademark tight drum arrangement. Running through the track we get an almost acid-style riff that filters brilliantly throughout. High strings come into play alongside an angelic voice that melts into the sound. In the background a complex array of FX and sounds fill the spectrum giving us lots to focus on. Another fine slice of prog from Manu that will definitely fill a peak time slot.

Mark Found is up next on the remix and in typical fashion he knocks it outta the park. We last saw Mark on the remix for Thorin’s Secrets back in October 2014 and since then he has released various cuts on different labels with a lot of attention going his way. Also in recent months, Mark launched his own radioshow, Cityscape on DI.FM which is gaining great momentum as he takes listeners deep into progressive territory, worth checking out every third Thursday of the month at 20:00 CET. The remix here intros with a well rounded kick that packs a nice punch alongside crispy hats and a spacey synth line. The intro climaxes into a solid, deep bass that shores up the groove beautifully. On top we have winding synth pads that ebb and flow and bring subtle melodic sequences to the fore. An array of layers provide for contrasting textures that will keep you looked in for the duration. On the break a much brighter melody is unleashed as those sweeping synths mesmerize the mind. A superbly tight slice of prog that will definitely be a big floor hitter.

Horizons aka DJ Shy rounds off this top notch pack with his remix. It’s been a while since we last saw this guy over at the Bonzai offices, although he has been busy with DJing and other releases. Since his last outing he has been a prominent feature on our compilations such as Bonzai & Friends, After Hour Trax 14 and Club Traxx Progressive House 13. Great to see him back and we hope to see more in the future. The intro on the remix takes hold right from the off as we are drawn into a surreal world of floating strings and droning pads that create a stunning atmosphere. A nice big chunky kick gets the track on the move and is soon backed up by a lush bassline that takes control and drives the groove beautifully. On the break a wonderful melodic sequence unfolds as the lead synth winds its way through the kaleidoscope of sweeping pads. A truly epic slice of progressive vibes you will really not want to miss.

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6 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CROCY – LIVE YOUR LIES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

The prolific Crocy returns with Live Your Lies, a four tracker full to the brim with superb progressive vibes. Crocy continues his string of top cuts as evident on the reworking of Recht as well as some excellent remixes and features on various compilations.

The title track, Live Your Lies, stands out as a superb house groover with its warm bass that dances across the sound brilliantly while chunky beats and crisp hats keep the rhythms in check. On the break a raw synth etches its mark on the sound alongside cool vocal one shots that add a cool character to the groove. A solid must have track that will no doubt have those dancing feet shuffling across many floors.

Sivan intros with a cool drum arrangement that sets up the rhythmic flow of the track while a pulsing bass lurks in the rear. Subtle strings ease in as a riser takes us into the main groove with a pounding kick and a monster bass. As the track builds a classic acid line begins to form and is unleashed fully on the break taking us into spaced out territory. The break mesmerizes as it reaches a climax where we get thrust back into the main track as a high pitched lead takes over for the duration, top notch yet again.

Next up we have 78 which intros with a superbly tuned kick that seems to leave a little bit of aftertaste to keep us wanting more. On the upbeat a rich chord stab helps us on our way and gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. A gritty bass creeps its way into the sound alongside a piercing acid lick and strange voices that mystify with their presence. Tight drum patterns litter the groove and add cool contrasts between the deeper elements. A real dark and moody affair that will no doubt grab a lot of attention.

Amigos rounds up this top notch pack and does it in style. A monster kick that pounds out a driving groove intros with a little help from shuffling hats. If that wasn’t enough a deep chugging bassline joins the party and we are on course for a real progressive treat. As the groove is locked in a synth line fades up and delivers a hypnotizing pattern that captivates the mind. On the break a melodic flavour is introduced that leads to a superb cosmic like string before we are slammed back into the main sound. A definite big hitter here that will not disappoint.

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6 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NICO PARISI – FORTY JOKERS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Nico solidifies his return after a short break as he delivers the deep progressive grooves of his two tracker Forty Jokers. Fresh off the back of his remix on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone, we are certain that we will be seeing a lot more from this guy. He remains a very popular figure around the Bonzai office and he always pushes himself to come up with only the best quality work. As the summer approaches you will be seeing Nico pop up at some of the many festivals that will be happening across Belgium and beyond. Stay tuned for more because there is still a long way to go in 2015.

Nico Parisi – Forty Jokers, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #nicoparisi

1 April 2015 UPDATES Read more

MANNI – COULD YOU BE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Brazilian DJ and producer Manni aka DJ Vanni debuts with the superb Could You Be on Bonzai Progressive. Manni is somewhat of a veteran on the scene having started his music career back in 1985 when he was producing radio shows for stations in Sao Paulo. He set up his own recording studio and in 1996 he joined forces with DJ Mau Mau, Marcel SK and keyboardist Franco Jr. to create M4J, one of the first electronic music live acts from Brazil. Since then their tracks have went on to feature in many sets from top world renowned jocks. An exciting time to have this guy on board, stay tuned for more.

Manni – Could You Be, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #manni

1 April 2015 UPDATES Read more

NICO PARISI – FORTY JOKERS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Nico solidifies his return after a short break as he delivers the deep progressive grooves of his two tracker Forty Jokers. Fresh off the back of his remix on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone, we are certain that we will be seeing a lot more from this guy. He remains a very popular figure around the Bonzai office and he always pushes himself to come up with only the best quality work. As the summer approaches you will be seeing Nico pop up at some of the many festivals that will be happening across Belgium and beyond. Stay tuned for more because there is still a long way to go in 2015.

Forty Jokers intros with a nice big chunky kick that packs a big punch alongside a hypnotic synth line and is soon joined by a meandering bass that locks the groove into its progressive flow. Nico probes right into the deeper side of prog as that synth line mesmerises the senses. On the break it dominates as a subtle melodic sequence is introduced before we get thrust right back into the main groove. A real mover here that will no doubt get the floors rocking.

Settimana sets off with a cool punchy kick and a steady building drum arrangement to the backdrop of an echoing synth note. A driving bassline bubbles up from the depths and takes us right into the heart of a deep prog groove. The track builds and builds and we find ourselves lost in the sound as rich strings create an intense vibe. On the break the track delves into a sublime sequence of sweeping synths before rising back into the main groove for the duration. A wonderfully epic ride into a top notch solid groove from Nico that is not to be missed.

#nicoparisi #bonzaiprogressive

30 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANNI – COULD YOU BE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Brazilian DJ and producer Manni aka DJ Vanni debuts with the superb Could You Be on Bonzai Progressive. Manni is somewhat of a veteran on the scene having started his music career back in 1985 when he was producing radio shows for stations in Sao Paulo. He set up his own recording studio and in 1996 he joined forces with DJ Mau Mau, Marcel SK and keyboardist Franco Jr. to create M4J, one of the first electronic music live acts from Brazil. Since then their tracks have went on to feature in many sets from top world renowned jocks. An exciting time to have this guy on board, stay tuned for more.

Could You Be takes us on a journey into the deeper more groovier side of house. Punchy kicks and expertly crafted hat and drum sequences set the rhythms flowing and get the heads nodding. Cool chord stabs provide a solid hook as a superb electro styled bassline comes though. The track settles into its groove after a short break and reveals many different layers featuring cool vocals and a series of funky sounds. The break strips back those layers lets the myriad of sounds take over before the dominant stabs come back to take control. A real smooth slice of house here that will be a welcome addition in many sets.

I Am Free intros with a cool tough and edgy sequence consisting of chunky kicks and a deep bass sound that fades up from the deeper recesses of the groove. The rhythm builds as cool drum patterns emerge and will no doubt get the feet shuffling with the help of a brilliant dancing bassline that probes through the layers. The break lets loose with some very cool synths that sweep through to the backdrop of some top quality FX before we get hauled back into the main sound for the duration. Deep and dirty grooves for the floors that will not disappoint.

#manny #bonzaiprogressive

30 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

EWAN RILL & CASPER – VACUUM EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Debut appearance on Bonzai Progressive for Ewan Rill & Casper with the sublime Vacuum EP. The guys have a history together having released tracks in 2013 and 2014 on Stripped Digital and Balkan Connection. As solo artists they both have an extensive back catalogue with support coming in from all angles. Great to see them on board and hopefully much more to come.

Ewan Rill & Casper – Vacuum EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#bonzaiprogressive #beatport #ewanrill #casper

25 March 2015 UPDATES Read more

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