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MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE #3 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

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.

16 May 2012 FEATURED Read more

DEEP WORX #3 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Third installment of the Deep Worx series comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Brett Lawrence, Valeria Croft, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Wonji, Sound Profession, Daniele Kama, Charles Ramirez, Gr-oy, Frank Sebastian, Project KF, Ecco, Sa.Du, Ittai Barkai, Solartoff, Ehsan Zadegan, Daniel Ray, Victor Maximiliano, Kosmorama, KAGO DO, Koalips, and BeatBlenderz.

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 04 – 2012

EPISODE 112: Michele Cecchi – A Spy In Paradise (Bonzai Elemental)

Michele Cecchi is a veteran of electronic music, with 17 years of hard work to prove it,started his music career in 1997, on a radio program called -Future Releases-,presented by one of the most popular italian djs Freddy K. After the studies he decides to build a little home recordings studio in his house with a Roland JP-8080 a Drum machine and a TB-303 so starts to produce a lot of demos in different genres from techno to trance and hard house…but the quality of the tracks is still very poor.

In 2000 he writes The Mistery Inside, low quality but good melody…so spending a lot of weeks to work on that and with the precious help of DjMill&ManuelT and the producer Elvio Trampus from Nebula, he finally recorded his first vinyl on Uforecordings. This was the beginning;and consolidated the frienship with DjMill,in 2001 saw the birth of their new project Antithesys with the single World of Dreams, after that many others like The Gate and a lot remixes for Raptor,Black Runner,Rotar for Wicked records,Pleasent records,Uforecordings and Stik records followed.

Michele Cecchi is an eclectic music composer and his productions takes a wide range of genres from electronic,trance,techno,chillout and classic scores for soundtracks. In 2003 starts the collaboration with Emanuele Inglese wich brings an electronic-house influence
to his own productions, so he decides to create another project to divide the genres which gives life to Michael K with the vinyl release Soap To Skin.

Both his current projects are defined by different kind of sound: Michael K (techno-minimal-house) Michele Cecchi (trance-chillout-electronic).

From 2008 to date he has produced for labels such as Bonzai records, Neurotraxx, Neuroscience UK and Trance All Stars Records

EPISODE 113: Brisboys – Beat The System (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Belfast DJs John Manning & Ciaran Duffy joined forces in late 2008 having been DJs in their own right for over ten years, playing in clubs and radio stations all over Northern Ireland and beyond.

They had never met until 2007 when they met by chance in Brisbane, Australia. After talking they realized they shared a passion for House Music and realizing they only lived a few miles apart back home in Ireland they made an agreement, that they would keep in contact and start a project when back on home turf, Brisboys was born.

In the short time they have been working together they have already had several number 1 hits on www.djdownload.com and support for their tracks comes from the likes of Dave Piccioni, Miss Nine, Jesse Voorn, Eric Entrena, Threesixty and Felix Baumgartner to name a few. Their track -Upside Down- was selected for the highly acclaimed Azuli Presents Miami 10 Compilation which is available to buy digitally or on CD, a rarity in this digital age and they also have tracks signed to Presslab Records (Italy), Stampgevaar Digital (UK), Soultech Recordings (UK) , Active Cut Recordings (Brazil) & Atmosfera Recordings (Columbia).

With lots more releases to come from these guys they are definitely one to look out for in the future.

EPISODE 114: Daniel Ray – Fourty (Eyepatch Recordings)

Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg — better known as Johannesburg — and in Tshwane — better known as Pretoria — before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

EPISODE 115: Cassandria Daiva – Sulabha EP (Bonzai Basiks)

Behind any successful DJ and music producer, you will usually discover a strong, focused individual who is really passionate about the music scene and who knows how to connect with the crowds. Cassandria Daiva is no exception. Bringing an energetic spirit and love for the sensual grooves, this tech house DJ sets the dancefloors ablaze everywhere she goes. Whether she is performing in nightclubs, music festivals or private parties, Cassandrias experience and unique energy make her a genuine asset to the success of the event at hand.

Born out of passion for the underground house music scene of the 90s, Cassandrias career began more than 15 years ago when she learnt the art of beatmatching on Technics turntables, the precursors of the infamous 1200s! Her unique energy stems from years of mentoring from influencial music figures of the disco era who actually contributed to the birth and rise of house music in the 80s. Watching her flawlessly mix and beat match 3 decks with seamless perfection on and on for hours brings awe to the sharpest musical connaisseur and dazzles even the most demanding crowds.

In addition to her extensive DJ skills, Cassandria is also an avid music producer and remixer. With her experience behind the decks, this progression came naturally and her artistic persona gave birth to new releases and exciting remixes. These found their way on various labels such as Do2Night, Triskel Tech, as well as her own imprint High Gloss, and most recently Bonzai Basics. Her latest releases have gained support from artists such as Osuna Paco, Sergio Fernandez, Rainer Weichhold, Junior Vasquez, Alfonso Padilla, Sergio Matina, Markus Schulz, LegNo, Juan DDD and countless others.

Cassandria has toured in Europe, played several Winter Music Conference events in Miami including club Mecca and The Dolce, and performed at one of the largest music festival in North America: WEMF. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity of sharing the decks with Mark Farina, Junior Sanchez, Alexander Technique, King Britt, DJ Heather, Jojoflores, Da Fresh, Dan Marciano, Chuck Love, George Morel and so many more…

Cassandria also hosts her infamous Erotech show, a weekly broadcast syndicated to 9 internet radios and an FM station in Belgium, reaching listeners worldwide.

This female DJs distinctive sound is filled with lively rhythms, brightened by wild percussions, sustained by hypnotic samples and enhanced by deep enchanting basslines. Her unique energy, coupled with her ability to instinctively relate with the partygoers make her a perfect addition to any venue. Cassandrias character, experience and credibility help event organizers and promoters deliver quality musical entertainement that stands out and leaves the crowd wanting more.

EPISODE 116: Janeiro – That Close (Green Martian)

Janeiro is a duo (Eugene & Alex) of EDM producers and remixers from Belarus, inspired by productions of such big names as ATB, Chicane, Solarstone and many others. Their focus is melodic music (trance and chillout) filled with pianos, guitars, balearic motives, feelings and atmosphere.

Included into Solarstone’s Electronic Architecture 2 at the beginning of musical career Janeiro keeps making more music, what results in new forthcoming releases on different well-known labels. Their music tastes are defined for now but not strict due to many influences and possible future collaborations

 

27 January 2012 UPDATES Read more

DANIEL RAY – FOURTY (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg — better known as Johannesburg — and in Tshwane — better known as Pretoria — before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

25 January 2012 FEATURED Read more

BEST OF 2K11 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

 

End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Daniel Ray, Bastiq2ooo, Gr-oy, Confusion Concepts, Fabio Scalabroni, Jamez, Victor Maximiliano, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Wonji, BeatBlenderz, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Mans & Robbertsen, Quantum Soul, Jamez & Soulboy, Ittai Barkai, Solartoff and Sound Profession.

Eyepatch Recordings finds shelther under the Banshee Worx umbrella. The label was created in the summer of 2010 with as a sole purpose to explore the deeper sounds of techno, techhouse and house in general.
Eyepatch Recordings has received plays and support from Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti and Nick Warren.

21 December 2011 FEATURED Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 45 – 2011

EPISODE 81: Fab Code – Midnight Shuffle (Bonzai Progressive)

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 / composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB) and has now signed with Bonzai Music to release some material on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Mint & Mustard labels.

The artist has had support from various DJ´s, such as:
Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Moussa Clarke, Wyndell Long, James Grindle, Graham Gold amongst others.

EPISODE 82: Daiko – Desire (Bonzai Progressive)

Stunning debut release for Daiko in Bonzai Progressive. Desire is a deep progressive style tune packed with deluxe chords and smoking beats.
To make this pack unique we throw in two remixes by Soundmodul & Moffous and Parafernalia.

EPISODE 83: Oz Romita – Strictly Underground EP (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Oz Romita is known for his fresh and energetic style. Over the years he developed a very wide and various taste for dance music, thanks to his residencies in clubs. All records he spins are selected with great care, to create a powerful set. His capacity of mixing ranges from tribal and uplifting beats, to tech house, minimal and techno. He knows how to handle the crowd with everything he has got and he defo knows how to keep people dancing.

Oz Romita, born in Izmir, Turkey and raised in Amsterdam, has been working and rocking the scene since 1997. Worldwide he played in clubs and parties such as, Club Panama, Club Ministry, Bliss Deluxe, In Bed with Space (Amsterdam), Circo Loco (Antwerp), Café d’Anvers, La Rocca, Noxx, Hali Karnas, Scene, Infinity Festival, Suppercub Cruise, Luxurush, Heineken Music Hall, Mysteryland, Marcanti, Club Home, Lexion, Full Moon Parties (Thailand), Santa Fe, Green Mango,
Le Ranch, Club Cinco and many others.

Oz Romita’s sets are played on worldwide radio stations: Ibiza Global Radio, Bass Lover, Ramp Radio, Deep FM, Decibel, 365LiveRadio on 365MAG, Deep & Loud on Homses.net

Through the years he has spinned with many great DJs, such as: Funkerman, Koen Groeneveld, Desyn Masillio, Patch Park, Lucien Foort, Carl Cox, D. Ramirez, Sossa (Circo Loco), Jose de Divina (Circo Loco), John Digweed,
Chris Lake, Sin Plomo (In Bed With Space), Dr. Kucho, Hardsoul (Roog), Erick E, Laidback Luke, Shinedoe, Kabale und Liebe, 16bit Lolita’s and many more.

EPISODE 84: Airwave presents Lolo – Travel The World In 10 Minutes (Green Martian)

A true activist in Electronic music of all kinds for well over 15 years, Belgian Airwave’s discography counts more than 250 records and dozens of remixes, many of them being supported by the biggest names of the industry. Genius Composer and Performer, the man’s imprint on the scene is remarkable.

Hit by surprise by a virus called Electronic Dance music, Laurent developed his knowledge of music and technology in Parallel until his first demos saw the light of day in may of 1995. 1996 saw him release his first tracks on the infamous Bonzai imprint, but that is 1998 that saw him grow up and become the progressive trance artist we know today, with the release of his first Airwave record, I want to Believe, immediately picked up by UK’s own Sasha and Oakenfold, and later on by up and coming youngster Tiësto, gaining popularity as much as he was playing Laurent’s records. The same can be said about the whole dutch trance scene, in which Laurent’s records were and still are omnipresent.

That is how Laurent developed his DJ and performer’s career from back then, having several gigs worldwide, from Tokyo to San Francisco, from Auckland, NZ to Toronto, and from Manchester to Athens. Hundreds of gigs saw him perform at the world’s biggest clubs of those times, Slinky, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, The Gallery, 1015, Dopler in Bratislava, and many others, all of them had the chance to welcome Laurent Airwave one day, if not several times, which proves that you don’t need to overcommercialize your music to get rewarded all around the world.

«Everyday is full of new challenges, and limits only exist into the human brain» are Airwave’s words of wisdom for every single day. Don’t limit the man to a single genre, as his 15 years in the business gave him the ability to execute any style of music with a true sense of perfection and achievement.

EPISODE 85: Sound Profession – In The City (Eyepatch Recordings)

Eyepatch does it again. This time with Sound Profession and a k-hole deep release titled In The City. Glamourous chilled out tune, perfect for your jazzy lounge breaks needs. But it’s not all about this track. In fact, theres another three originals in this pack, 10 Pounds, Runaway and Down My Way. All tracks in a deep and funky House fashion with plenty of groove and soul.

EPISODE 86: Beatblenderz – Loaded (From A Groove) (Eyepatch Recordings)

What do You get when You put two highly talented Dj’s together. DJ Alexis Pattersun with his pure and groovy musical choice and DJ Zohm and his 3 decades of own developing turntable techniques and a wide range of music experiences. Meanwhile those “wheels of steel freaks” deliver more rhythmical extra’s than You ever absorbed before, and this without the loss or forgetting the warmness and originallity that electronic music can express. They are known for building more than just a regular party, every night is another story, a souvenir , a sound and loop collage of the finest. Some DJ’s fear them, cause of their provocative “mind blasting” spinning. Others love them cause of their original approxiative way of serving music to a dancing crowd. Sometimes with a slice of self made samples or film-text-anecdotes, sometimes with crazy sounds or test-records, the sky has no limits. Or better
Mothers… lock up Your daughters…The Beatblenderz are among us !

EPISODE 87: Daniel Ray – Honesty (Eyepatch Recordings)

Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg – better known as Johannesburg – and in Tshwane – better known as Pretoria – before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

EPISODE 88: Aiemo feat. Sandra Hakky – Dreaming Eyes (Bonzai Elemental)

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 90’s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.

EPISODE 89: Brett Lawrence – Behind The Wire (Piston Recordings)

It’s been almost 15 years since Brett Lawrence emerged on the UK scene as a DJ, producer and now label owner. Over the years Brett has proven that it’s not just his music that makes him such a valuable asset to the house music community but his total dedication to the cause. Whether organizing events or discovering new talent for his label.

Brett first caught the vinyl bug at the age of 14. He began buying early house and techno records and by the age of 16 his ability behind the decks landed him gigs at a number of local clubs and residencies at some of the south coasts best-known nightspots.

In 1998 Brett relocated to Southampton. During this time, Brett was DJing and clubbing all over the country, making connections and building up a solid network of DJs and artists, which led to the inevitable formation of his booking agency Tweak UK in 2003. A move to London in 2004 opened yet another chapter in Brett’s musical career. A wealth of new music and influences saw Brett start to experiment with deeper tech house sounds; something that was later conveyed in his production work.

In 2009 Brett established, the now thriving, Assembly Records. For Brett, it’s always been a question of choosing uncompromising artists who possess a unique and original voice – an attitude that defines his own.

 

28 November 2011 UPDATES Read more

DANIEL RAY – HONESTY (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

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Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg – better known as Johannesburg – and in Tshwane – better known as Pretoria – before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

16 November 2011 FEATURED Read more

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