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FAB CODE – MIDNIGHT SHUFFLE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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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.

16 November 2011 FEATURED Read more

MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE #2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

Second instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Rob Small, Mute:, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Phunk Division, Daniele Kama, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Nasrawi, The French Connection, Daily Dose, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Project KF, Joal, Tempterzz, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Adrian C, Charles Ramirez, Piek, Accatone, Ed Lee, Santon, Fab Code, Wits To Wear, Pedro Mercado & Karada and Tofke & Peker.

9 November 2011 FEATURED Read more

OZ ROMITA – STRICLY UNDERGROUND EP (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

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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.

2 November 2011 FEATURED Read more

TECH GROOVER #2 (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

 

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.

28 September 2011 FEATURED Read more

TEKHAUZEN #3 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

 

Volume 3 of the Tekhauzen compilation series on Bonzai Basiks.
This compilation comes with original tracks and remixes from Ecco, Oz Romita, Del Horno, Rodrigo Soria, Efron, Mass Digital, Sander Bongertman , Jamez and Soulboy, Rob Small, Mute:, Ed Lee, Project KF, Joal, Charles Ramirez, Piek, Tofke and Peker, Fab Code, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, The French Connection, Kernel Key, Fragoso, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, M62, Santon and Ugur Yurt.

7 September 2011 FEATURED Read more

FAB CODE – FUCKED UP (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

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At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.

With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, 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.

31 August 2011 FEATURED Read more

CLUB TRAXX – IBIZA HOUSE 1 (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

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.

3 August 2011 FEATURED Read more

ZAS & SANZE PRESENT MINDGAMERS – SOUL TO SOUL (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

Zas & Sanze, also known as Mindgamers, hail from Tallinn, Estonia. After some well received releases on Bonzai Progressive with support from artists like Wyndell Long, DJ Vibe, Filth and Splendor, Graham Gold, Jamez, Aiwave, Fab Code, or Oz Romita, the boys strike back with another top track, Soul To Soul.
The release comes with the original track, plus remixes from Spoiled Kid, Bozanov, Andrey Subbotin, DJ Smiler, Fab Code, Nemaier and Jimmy Roqsta.

15 June 2011 FEATURED Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 40, 41 & 42

EPISODE 40: Fab Code – The Glitch (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.

With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, 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 41: Charles Ramirez – Sundays In The Shade (Piston Recordings)

Piston Recordings welcomes Charles Ramirez back to the family after a well received remix in 2010, now with two original tracks, Sundays In The Shade and Poison In My Leg.

Being the resident DJ of one of the biggest clubs in Spain, Txitxarro, and already with licensed tracks to high profile compilations like Roger Sanchez’s Release Yourself, this is one highly expected release in our catalog.

On top of that we got Piek and the label head honcho Rogerio Martins on remix duties.
Worth to mention the work Piek has been doing lately with releases in various labels like Diynamic, Sphera, Einmusika and licensed tracks on CR2 and Fabric compilations!

This release already has early support & plays from: Laurent Garnier, DJ Sneak, Coyu, El_Txef_A, Inkfish, Sasch BBC, Slam, SIS, Chaim, Mihai Popoviciu, Bloody Mary, Simi, Sami Wentz, Villa Gombao Inc., Nils Nürnberg, Feygin, Nino Santos, Paul Hazendonk, to name but a few.

EPISODE 42: Kevin Cheung – Push (Bonzai Basiks)

Despite being born into a conservative Chinese family, Kevin Cheung defied all rules and expectations and from a young age set on the path to become a serious player in electronic music, embarking on a 10 year journey to hone his art into the weapon it is today.

Debuting in the city of Hong Kong, Kevin subsequently travelled to the UK to learn the art of production and DJing, after completing a degree in audio engineering at OIART, Kevin moved to the capital of Canada’s nightlife to take his music to the next level. He quickly established himself as a serious player, earning his first weekly residency alongside DJ Mark Oliver. Opening and closing weekly for Mark with 3 hour sets, Kevin Cheung had the opportunity to hone his art to perfection alongside one of Toronto’s most influential DJs.

Building on this success, Kevin landed several residencies in Toronto and in 2010 began collaborating with other upcoming producers. Kevin also works as sound designer and editor for the Ontario Arts Council which funded a documentary on the house music scene, the Toronto Sounds Project.

This release comes with the original mix plus three remixes from Markus Ilgner, Gr-oy and Adrian S featuring Yisell Sanchez.

 

 

10 June 2011 UPDATES Read more

FAB CODE – THE GLITCH (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.

With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, 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.

8 June 2011 FEATURED Read more

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