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MANU RIGA – SURROUNDED – REMIXED (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Manu Riga aka Belgian multi talented artist Adriaan Baussens recently gave us his emotionally charged, quality filled album Surrounded, which performed extremely well on the scene having climbed high in many charts with support from the cream of the crop in the electronic music scene. The album was packed full of stunning progressive sounds and deeper house grooves, so what better way to celebrate this than to call in a host of top notch artists to give the album a remix makeover. Manu Riga’s journey through music has been one of dedication and passion with every project given 100%% to ensure that only the finest quality is delivered. It’s also been filled with personal ups and downs due to his health condition, but with a close knit circle of friends and a dedicated fan base he finds the strength to continue fulfilling his dream of making good music. Without doubt he is one of the hardest working producers around and this is shown through his tremendous contributions to Bonzai Progressive, in both original and remix work. During and after the album he has relentlessly churned out fantastic music and his latest remix from Man On The Moon is testament to that. With so much more coming up in the near future, it’s well worth sticking around to follow this guys story.

12 September 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MAN ON THE MOON – SENSE (MANU RIGA’S PERSEVERANCE REMIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

The hugely talented Manu Riga steps for remix duties on this one with his Perseverance Remix and once again he delivers a fine slice of progressive for our listening pleasure. For the past 11 years this guy has been a champion for the Bonzai Progressive sound while realising his own diverse sounds. Still enjoying the warm reception from his studio album (as Manu Riga) Surrounded, he wasted no time in getting back to full on work mode and is already lining up some new material and remixes such as this one and his last outing on remix duty for Koschk’s Diwan. Big things still to come from this guy and we always look forward to more. The remix keeps with the deep theme of the original but adds that extra punch to get the floors moving. A nice punchy kick drum leads the way as tight percussions dish out a fine flowing rhythm. The bassline keeps thing on the deeper side with its warm well rounded groove. Pads layer up to fill the sound and create a sublime atmosphere which comes to the fore on the break before breaking down to percussions and FX and then rising once more to take back to the driving groove. Very nice indeed and a definite must have.

8 September 2016 UPDATES Read more

MAN ON THE MOON – SENSE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive debutant Man On The Moon delivers the deep and thoughtful Sense which comes with a top notch remix from Manu Riga. The Original Mix is a proverbial rabbit hole of deep progressive grooves that just keeps going deeper and deeper. A solid, punchy kick drum drives the track while surreal synths and pad sounds create an eerie atmosphere. A distant vocal repeats ‘sense’ which mesmerizes throughout the track. A powerful deep rooted bassline comes into play to take us further into the abyss and solidify an already strong progressive groove. The break takes surreal to a whole new level and we find ourselves totally hooked before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.

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AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

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KÖSCHK – DIWÄN (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with a full debut in the form of the superb Diwän which comes backed up with two top notch remixes from Manu Riga and Dennis Franchi. We last saw Köschk back in May 2016 on remix duties for Rise and Fall’s Genetic which generated great support across the board. First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a muted kick drum alongside subtle percussions that build slowly into a nice shuffling rhythmic flow. A fading in bass pluck delivers a superb energetic sound that gets into every nook and cranny before being joined by a warmer, more lush bass. Progressive vibes ooze out of this one, with the bass shoring up the low end we’re treated to some sublime swirling pads and strings that bring a cosmic vibe into play. Bright crispy hats are moved into double time as we find ourselves totally hooked while our feet do the dancing. The break offers up a beautifully surreal moment as the pads take over before we get slammed back into full on mode. Top notch stuff you do not want to miss.

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IBIZA 2016 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Ibiza 2016 is our latest in a long line of quality compilations designed to fulfil all your music needs. As the title suggests you will most certainly find yourself locked on to the wonderfully crafted progressive sounds we’ve put together for you. 25 of the very best progressive tracks and remixes come from the likes of Airwave, Phi Phi, Manu Riga, Chandrama, Alex Vidal, Rick Pier O’Neil, Gai Barone, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Audio Noir and many, many more. The perfect addition to your collection, this one is not to be missed.

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IBIZA 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Ibiza 2016 is our latest in a long line of quality compilations designed to fulfil all your music needs. As the title suggests you will most certainly find yourself locked on to the wonderfully crafted progressive sounds we’ve put together for you. 25 of the very best progressive tracks and remixes come from the likes of Airwave, Phi Phi, Manu Riga, Chandrama, Alex Vidal, Rick Pier O’Neil, Gai Barone, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Audio Noir and many, many more. The perfect addition to your collection, this one is not to be missed.

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DON LONGTON – IT’S POURING OUTSIDE (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

South Shore, Nova Scotia based producer Don Longton debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic It’s Pouring Outside, and this one features a top notch remix from long time friend and Twins In Mind partner Manu Riga. The son of a Jazz pianist, Don was drawn into the synth sound since the early 70’s and was fascinated by the sounds of ELP, Rick Wakeman and others. He then caught the bug and started to produce his own sounds during the MIDI boom. Although he was constantly on the move, moving to new homes, he continued to play music. In 2007 he joined Twins In Mind with Manu Riga – aka prolific Belgian artist and Bonzai stalwart Adriaan Baussens – and later he went on to focus more on the progressive house side of things. In his own words Don is inspired by the incredible talent within the music industry and he is on course to unleash his own sound on the world. Much more to come from Don in the future so it’s well worth watching this space.

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BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 – REMIXES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai Progressive continues its 500th release celebrations with 20 top notch tracks plucked from our Bonzai & Friends 500 compilation and given the remix treatment from top artists that have contributed so much to the label over the years. Airwave, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday Rick Pier O’Neil, John 00 Fleming, Crocy, AudioStorm, Satinka and many more are on hand to take us on a journey deep into the progressive sound and beyond. We think you’ll agree that this is the perfect way to compliment, not only the artists but the label and add to the continuing legacy of Bonzai Progressive.

29 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS 500 – REMIXES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive continues its 500th release celebrations with 20 top notch tracks plucked from our Bonzai & Friends 500 compilation and given the remix treatment from top artists that have contributed so much to the label over the years. Airwave, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matt Holliday Rick Pier O’Neil, John 00 Fleming, Crocy, AudioStorm, Satinka and many more are on hand to take us on a journey deep into the progressive sound and beyond. We think you’ll agree that this is the perfect way to compliment, not only the artists but the label and add to the continuing legacy of Bonzai Progressive.

28 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANU RIGA – SURROUNDED FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Prolific Belgian artist Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens delivers his stunning new debut album Surrounded, and after a while in the making we can say that this has been well worth the wait. 12 beautifully rich and deeply intimate tracks will lift you up and carry you along on a rollercoaster of emotions, as the title suggests you’ll be surrounded by a mixture of dark and beautiful moments, leaving you with plenty to think about. From First Steps through to Immortal Sins and Urge To Live, to the wonderfully chilled Forgotten, all the bases are covered in this one. On top of that, and exclusive to the album, Adriaan has created a deft transitional mix of tracks which includes special edits of tracks from the album that will both inspire and move. We spoke to Adriaan briefly regarding the album and we got the impression of just how much of himself he has put in. The last year was a tough one to say the least, but he battled through and produced the goods as he always does, and he also managed to churn out multiple remixes along the way. It’s with great pleasure that we present this album to you and we have no doubt you will find it to be an expertly crafted and emotionally charged piece of work.

15 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

MANU RIGA – SURROUNDED (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Prolific Belgian artist Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens delivers his stunning new debut album Surrounded, and after a while in the making we can say that this has been well worth the wait. 12 beautifully rich and deeply intimate tracks will lift you up and carry you along on a rollercoaster of emotions, as the title suggests you’ll be surrounded by a mixture of dark and beautiful moments, leaving you with plenty to think about. From First Steps through to Immortal Sins and Urge To Live, to the wonderfully chilled Forgotten, all the bases are covered in this one. On top of that, and exclusive to the album, Adriaan has created a deft transitional mix of tracks which includes special edits of tracks from the album that will both inspire and move. We spoke to Adriaan briefly regarding the album and we got the impression of just how much of himself he has put in. The last year was a tough one to say the least, but he battled through and produced the goods as he always does, and he also managed to churn out multiple remixes along the way. It’s with great pleasure that we present this album to you and we have no doubt you will find it to be an expertly crafted and emotionally charged piece of work.

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 300 – MIXED BY MANU RIGA & MATT HOLLIDAY

DJ and producer duo Manu Riga and Matt Holliday return to the Bonzai Basik Beats aiways for their second stint on guest mix duties. Both guys continue to dish out top quality tunes for the likes of Bonzai Progressive and JOOF. 2016 has already proven to be a big year for these two with Manu Riga unleashing his album Surrounded (June 2016) while we await Matt’s first album on JOOF Aura. In the mix today you can expect nothing more that pure progressive sounds with tracks and remixes from the likes of Srinavas, Antone Make, Michael A, Matt Lange, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alejandro Manso, Khen and a special track from Manu Riga.

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AUDIO NOIR – IN THE MIX 02 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Australia’s Audio Noir heads up our next In The Mix – Progressive Sessions with 2 fantastic studio mixes to whet the progressive appetite. The mysterious Audio Noir has racked up quite an impressive back catalogue on our flagship label Bonzai Progressive over the last few years. His latest slice – Progressive Tales 2 is yet another example of his musical acumen and diverse style. He always delivers the goods in original and remix formats and he is not afraid to get close to the edge when it comes to trying new things. A solid artist who has so much to give, we will definitely be seeing much more from him in the future. Part 1 of this 2 part journey takes us on a surreal trek though his musical tastes in seamless fashion. From dark beginnings filled with swirling melodies, chunky beats and haunting vocals to full on driving progressive grooves, we are treated to a superb line-up of tracks and remixes from artists such as Tru Thoughts, Moonbeam, AudioStorm, Sound Quelle, Dofamine, Manu Riga, Alex Vidal, Ewan Rill, Phi Phi & Roddy, Yuriy From Russia, Ben Coda, Forerunners and Audio Noir himself. Part 2 takes us deeper into the progressive abyss with mind bending sounds and smooth melodies on top of infectious grooves that dig deep into your soul. A super tight mix, this one stays the course with some powerful tracks and remixes from the likes of Ruslan Vashkevich, Rise and Fall, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Nico Parisi, Prelude, Luciano Delgado, Diyo, Tommi Oskari, Manu Riga, Euphoric Traveller, Sylvering, AK/DK and Airwave. Get yourself lost in the mix and experience progressive house like never before.

31 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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