Recent posts: Dennis Franchi
End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Bonzai Progressive in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from 21street, Phony Orphants, Quadran, Planisphere, Manu Riga, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Thorin, SynnyS, Citizen 42, Chantola, Heinrich Kantholz & Drill Wagen, Soundmodul & Moffous, Fab Code, Tony Awake & Free Mind, Luca Lombardi, Funky Space Pirates, Cee Cee Cox, Tripzone, Philthy Chit, Dennis Franchi, Storyteller and Daiko.
Launched end 1994 under the name Bonzai Trance Progressive. The name was bit more accurate back in those days. Since then BTP has evolved into BP which is more than just a progressive trance label. Since late 2k9 we decided to distance ourselves from the trance scene since todays trance sound doesn’t really fit out vision anymore. Today the label is not afraid to take a leap into multiple directions, with a touch of electro, minimal, house and any other style – without forgetting the main focus is to deliver a quality progressive sound.
End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Mint & Mustard Recordings in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Fab Code, Oz Romita, Del Horno, Ecco, Dennis Franchi, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Wits To Wear, Jasper Jinx, SoulWave, Ehsan Zadegan, The French Connection, Damir Pushkar, Sebastian Moreno, Carl Price and Erik Iker.
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.
New compilation series from Progrez – Nu Progressive – Volume 1.
The release comes with original tracks and remixes by dPen & Nick Varon, inMotion, Smart Wave, Airwave, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, 21street, Miika Kuisma & Ollis, Jimmy Galle, Planisphere, Manu Riga, Dennis Franchi, Hypnotic Duo, Soundmodul & Moffous, Ehsan Zadegan, 3UpNorth, John 00 Fleming, SynnyS, Thorin, Kintar, Art Of Trance, Dingle, Jamez & Soulboy, Insert Name, Subtara, Duncan Kaye, Marko Nikolic, Stefan Djordjevic and Zakat Project.
New instalment of the Tech Groover series, including original tracks and remixes by Fab Code, Dennis Franchi, Paul Edge, Rogerio Martins, Ehsan Zadegan, MiniTech Project, Oz Romita, M62, Joal, Fragoso, The French Connection, SoulWave, Piekfein, Accatone, Lucio Grandi, Andrea Saenz & Milton Channels, Ugur Yurt, Savino, Rodrigo Soria, Efron, Jamez & Soulboy, Alfa Rhythm Boys, OneMenWork, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers and DJ Smiler.
New compilation series on Bonzai Progressive, with original tracks and remixes by Hilal Tekschneider, Luca Lombardi, Dennis Franchi, Jamez & Soulboy, Ran Salman & Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir, Uriel, Code Duello, Dyron, diSapia, YokoO & James Hunter, Accatone, Jay Tripwire, Piekfein, Lucio Grandi, Efron, Iker Undersound, John Manning & Matt Silver, Daily Dose, Louie Cut, Soundmodul & Moffous, Joal, Fragoso, Santon, SoulWave, Victor Maximiliano and Beatblenderz.
New concept compilation from Mint & Mustard Recordings, including original tracks and remixes by Piek, Villa Gombao Inc., Accatone, Hilal Tekschneider, Efron, Rodrigo Soria, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Fab Code, Soundmodul & Moffous, Jamez & Soulboy, Luciano Nieto, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Phunk Division, The French Connection, Lucio Grandi, Dennis Franchi, Project KF, Mark Prades, Joal, Fragoso, Luca Lombardi, Funky Space Pirates, Ecco, Santon and Victor Maximiliano.
Bonzai Progressive Kult – Volume 7 (Bonzai Progressive) by Marnik Bonzai
Bonzai Progressive Kult 7 – 19th Anniversary Edition.
Featuring original tracks and remixes from Jamez & Soulboy, Orlando Voorn, Ehsan Zadegan, Narel, Planisphere, 21street, Phony Orphants, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Manu Riga, Dennis Franchi, Soundmodul & Moffous, Onemenwork, Joal, Apple Juice, Fred Tames, Kevin Cheung, Adam Nics, Cause & Effect, Mike Young & Savi Leon, Fab Code, M62, Kernel Key, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Mass Digital, Sander Bogertman, Matt Silver & Brisboys and Soulwave.
Ibiza House Doctor #1 compilation with original tracks and remixes from Piek meets Oraa, Accatone, Jay Tripwire, Villa Gombao Inc, The French Connection, Joal, Fragoso, Tosch and Sonic Monkey, Daniel Kuckito, DJ Cata vs Delyno featuring Angie, Nickolas & G Spice, Ran Salman and Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir, Uriel, Dezarate, Lucio Grandi, Cee Cee Cox, Santon, Luca Lombardi, Pablo Gael, Matt Silver and Brisboys, Dennis Franchi, Savino and SoulWave.
Bonzai Basik Beats – Episode 37 – mixed by Chantola – the music is an excerpt from the mix compilation I Bring My Own Background Music – Berlin Session:
Tracklisting – Episode 37 – mixed by Chantola:
1° SoulWave – Will Be On My Way
2° Dennis Franchi – Franz
3° Ecco – India Trippin
4° Matt Silver & Brisboys – VoxTrot (Dennis Franchi Remix)
5° Project KF – Tech Summer
6° Piek meets Oraa – If Life Gives You Melons (Original Mix)
7° Kentaro Kaji – You Sexy
8° Ecco – Safari
9° Piekfein – La Cajita De Musica (Accatone Remix)
10° Chantola – If All That Glitter Is Gold (Heinrich Kantolz & Drill Wagen Terrace Remix)
11° Dennis Franchi – Rituals
12° Manu Riga – Time In Between (Chantola NuRave Edit)
13° Manu Riga – Tai Chi Girl (UK Progressive Mix)
The full version of the release also contains the following additional tracks:
14° Ecco – Coconut
15° Accatone – The Stink
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 was not 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 with the title 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.