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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 22 – 2012

EPISODE 179: Blufeld – All My Life (Green Martian)

For Blufeld electronic music is the pulse of life. Evocative of all genres, yet guided by a set of dynamics and instrumentation very much of its own unique identity, it breathes a type of emotion to a degree that can only be reached via the imaginative use of synthesizer and drum.

Blufeld has been captivated and completely mesmerized into a 3 dimensional world of sound, and endeavours to maximize all levels of the sonic and emotional spectrum so as to reach and tug at the heartstrings of people who love electronic music.

Blufeld is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions; a producer who works solo to use sound and imagination to output everything thats inside his heart and mind to create some of the most complex and deepest emotive tracks in progressive trance music.

Blufeld is becoming ever increasingly recognised for his luscious progressive trance sounds, with key releases and remixes signed to labels such as ‘Bonzai’ & ‘Green Martian’ and also including his own label imprint ‘Actuate Recordings’.

With more tracks set for release during the course of 2011, the future will prove to be very exciting for Blufeld……

EPISODE 180: Project KF – Hold Me Up, I’m Burning (Bonzai Basiks)

From the young age he has been inspired by different musical cultures: the Middle Eastern, Western European and European. Being addicted to genres like: House, Techno, Breaks and Trance he decided to write his own music.

In 1998 he made his first track. Between the years 1998-2003 he is working under different aliases in different genres, mostly in Trance and PsyChill.

In 2004 he is starting to study Sound Engineering at Yoav Gera Sound School. After finishing of sound studies in 2006, he tries himself in the sound industry as: Boom Man, Post Production, PA and Junior Soundman.

After being enough in the music industry, he is starting to write Techno and Minimal Techno. The inspiration to Techno music came from underground movements in Tel Aviv city at those days. The genre switch provides him great exposure and his promo was charted in Top 10 side by side with promos by Anthony Papa, Umek, Davis & May…

In 2008, together with his friend Alex, he is establishing AK Tek Records, for Techno and Progressive House music. The label got a huge support after making various gigs and events. Being inspired by AK Tek Records music, he came back for roots and began to write Tech House music. For few years he was signed by different labels, but recently he is releasing music mostly on his own label and on Bonzai.

Today Konstantin is working with many different people on various projects, from Techno and Deep House to Chillout and Soulful House. After such way he has grew up to strong artist that proudly represents himself, his label and his artists family.

EPISODE 181: Luis Bravo – Today (Monog Records)

Today is the new EP from Luis Bravo to be out on Monog Records!

Deep, evolving and with a very hypnotic atmosphere are the guide lines to the original track.

Luis Bravo is an Azorean producer who have been developing a very unique and solid work on the past few years and now it’s time to show his talent at Monog Records!

The B side is the funky side, with an incredible and addictive remix from our well known Middle Rhythm.

EPISODE 182: Loquai – We Love The Night (Bonzai Progressive)

Carpenter by day and producer by night. The name will LoQuai remain on the lips of underground DJs and producers around the world.

Konstantin Alt was born on September 7th, 1981 in Bel’bulak, Kazakhstan. Since childhood Konstantin has had a growing interest in percussions and the accordion. His first contact with electronic music occurred while watching MTV finding himself fascinated by the sounds and the possibilities they proposed. At the age of eight he immigrated to Germany with his family and has lived in a village there ever since.

His early musical career started in 1998 when he purchased his first electronic instruments parallel to starting his apprenticeship as a carpenter. This was the beginning of a new era in his life. From here Konstantin began working intensively in music production, weaving in all styles of electronic music including psychedelic, ambient, trance, break beats, and drum & bass. The combination of these styles has made him a producer of progressive house.

With the revolution of the Internet, Konstantin had the opportunity to start his professional career on the UPTRAX website, where his music began to continuously hit the Top 20 list. At this time he also began playing live gigs at Sunshine, Germany. Konstantin returned part time to school, but this time to the SAE School in Frankfurt to study audio production. He graduated in 6 months gaining certification as an EMP (Electronic Music Producer). From here his career skyrocketed with many offers coming in from labels such as Ultimate House Records where in 2005 he released his first official single under the name LoQuai. During these years he worked on many remixes for a variety of labels, which really helped propel his musical career. In 2006, Mystique Music Records, a new label in underground music, approached him and there he finally found a label where he could grow fundamentally as a producer. From 2009-2010 Konstantin was featured on pure.fm radio through his successful show Unison. In the last year he worked on many remixes and original tracks for many major labels including Mystique Music Records, Jetlag Digital, Baroque Rec., Indigo Rec. and many more.

EPISODE 183: Jimmy Galle – Illusion (Eyepatch Recordings)

Jimmy is born on August 17th in Luik aka Liege in Belgium. As his parents were boatmen he had to attend boarding school from the age of 6 onwards. To overcome the loneliness of boarding school his parents bought him a walkman. That event literally plugged him in in music!
He listened a lot to music via tapes and the radio and developed a health preference house music.
After a long period of nagging and begging his parents he finally got the best birthday present ever on his 15th birthday: a music mixer and double deck cd player. Every free second of his time went into his devotion to music.
2 years later Jimmy got the chance to prove himself at a cool club in Antwerp: Het Eilandje.
Success was immediate: he got his first residency!

Not long before he got interested in making his own music. With his savings Jimmy bought his first PC with a sound card and a Korg keyboard. After a few years he discovered his own sound and at the beginning of 2004 he released his first record: Jim-Y – Digital Trumpets. In the meantime he was working on a project with his best friend Ruly. Jimmy had finished a new demo for which he had the perfect voice in mind and boldly he sent it over under the project name R & Y to his favorite vocalist and singer. And guess what! Only 2 weeks later he got contacted by Jan Johnston. Jan had already written the lyrics and called for a date to do the recordings for this song, that is how R&Y Meets Jan Johnston – Its Cold Outside was born.
This single was released in 2007 with remixes from Filterheadz and Sied van Riel.
In 2008 Morning On The Terrace got released on the label Bonzai Fiesta.
At the end of 2008, Ruly decided to stop with the project, and that was when Jim-Y changed into Jimmy Galle. Jimmys sound was different as a solo dj/producer. After this period different productions and remixes appeared on different labels.

Jimmy has plaid and is still playing in many known Clubs and on many events such as: Noxx, La Rocca, Cafe D’ Anvers, Industria, Chakra Party, The Factory, Lazurra, Petrol, De Rodenburg (NL), TranccSession, Playboy Deluxe, De Cinema, Space, Wicked, BBC, De Kaai, Red & Blue, Turbulance….

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:

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, Nick Warren

EPISODE 184: Daniel Ray – Touch (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.

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:

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, Nick Warren, etc…

EPISODE 185: Accatone – Your Smile (Piston Recordings)

Accatone, long time label collaborator and exclusive artist, presents us a single with tracks taken from his debut artist album – Steady Pace – out on Piston Recordings.On top of that we invited Alex Flatner (Poker Flat, Get Physical, Circle Music) and Ramboiage (Sccucci Manucci) for two top notch remixes.

Quality Deep House release!

EPISODE 186: Fushe – Saxphoria (Bonzai Elemental)

New Bonzai Elemental release from Fushe. The release comes with two original tracks, Saxphoria and Pheromone.

EPISODE 187: Manu Riga – No Matter What (Bonzai Progressive)

Manu riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove.Soon they released their first vinyl on Okina Music.Good feeling and a remix by Drkucho was hitting the belgium dance charts on the 22th spot in 2005. Sadly distribution wasn’t catching up with the demand.After this dissapointment Manu Riga didn’t really felt home. Creativity had no freedom.

After a break of two years, Sven & Adriaan gave Manu Riga a second chance but this time they promised they only would follow their heart and do what they like to do.

After sending the 2005 track Tai chi girl to Bonzai Musicthey found that home.Bonzai appreciated and loved the different approach of Manu Riga.Manu Riga signed an artist deal with Bonzai Music in 2010 a remix for Quadran and George V followed soon.

Time in Between is the first which is typical for their style. Progressive with a touch of Tribal and emotional synth.
Bonzai progressive means coming home for Manu Riga.

EPISODE 188: Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior – Homegrown (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Unfolding his double side of both DJ and producer, Ignacio Demarias path draws along the electronic music map a rising line that goes beyond its limits to burst into the international circle. His career, based on talent and hard work, led him both to share the decks with figures of the importance of Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, Eric Morillo, Axwell and Sandra Collins to name a few. Precisely, one of the reasons why his name stands out in the vernacular scene is the combining with equal success his work in the booth and in the studio.

Since his beginnings as a professional DJ, Ignacio covered the big club circuit of Los Angeles creating an interesting sound exploration. Taking characters of the rank of Sebastian Ingrosso or Steve Angello as referents, he evolved artistically through the years at the pace of the musical trends and new styles coming from the UK, adapting and incorporating them.

 

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BEST OF 2K11 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

 

End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Bonzai Basiks in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Kentaro Kaji, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, Kernel Key, Daily Dose, Project KF, Ecco, Sa.Du, Kevin Cheung, Markus Ilgner, The French Connection, A. Mochi, Jimmy Galle, Forbes & Ilgner, Luke Fire, Cause & Effekt, Mike Young & Savi Leon, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Jamez, Dee Brown, Fred Tames, Adam Nics , Michael Paterson & Warner Powers, Dean Newton and Di Beatmaker.

At the launch the style on this label was a bit more tuff to describe in a few words. You’ll just have to grab some releases and judge them for yourself. We like to call it the more intelligent progressive approach with the first release with some tech, house and electro influences and yet playable for the more advanced deejays out there. However recently (summer 2010) we decided to go full focus on Techno and Tech-House.

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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.

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 25, 26, 27 & 28

EPISODE 25: Alfa Rhythm Boys – Agogo (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Alfa Rhythm Boys single release on Mint & Mustard Recordings. Agogo includes original mix plus remixes from Alessandro Diga and Phunk Division.

EPISODE 26: Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior – Friday (Jamez Remix) (Bonzai Basiks)

After the sucess on Bonzai Progressive, US based Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior’s Friday gets a remix treatment done by Dutch DJ/producer Jamez and Project KF. For the fans we’ve added all the original mixes on top of this release.

EPISODE 27: Sovve featuring Devize – Nowhere (Green Martian)

Solveig Skoglund aka Sovve is a 21-year-old female progressive trance producer from Sweden. This is her latest release, called Nowhere, featuring vocals from Devize. The single comes with the original mix, plus a dub mix, for those who prefer not to have the vocals. A talent to remember for the future of progressive music and all fans of deep, emotional music!

EPISODE 28: Rodrigo Soria – Amarelo Verde (Efron Remix) (Piston Recordings)

Rodrigo Soria makes a comeback to Piston Recordings after the well received Ginga People EP last year. This time around we have a single track, Amarelo Verde, a deep tech journey into the realms of this brazilian talent. On top of that we add an Efron and a Richard Savani remixes to make this a top notch package!

 

 

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TEKHAUZEN #2 (BONZAI BASIKS)

Volume 2 of the Tekhauzen compilation series on Bonzai Basiks.
This compilation comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Piek, Fab Code, SaDu, Ecco, Cause & Effect, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Villa Gombao Inc., Dennis Franchi, Matt Silver, Brisboys, Louie Cut, Romano Rapeso, Myk Derill, JAsper Jinx, Project KF, Jimmy Roqsta, Lucio Grandi, Markus Ilgner, Kentaro Kaji, Piekfein, Rogerio Martins, MiniTech Project and Pablo Gael.

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