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MATT HOLLIDAY – MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Birmingham, UK based DJ and producer Matt Holliday shows up at Bonzai Progressive with his solo effort, Memories Of Yesterday. He recently enjoyed a collaboration with Manu Riga on Submerged Needs and You Are Contagious, both of which gained a ton of support from across the world. Known for his dark, edgy, psy laced progressive and trance grooves, Matt has built up a solid rep on the music scene with top notch cuts on labels like JOOF, Black Hole, Afterworld and Drizzly Records among others. Matt also delves into DJing quite regularly and hosts radioshows on various stations as well as his own Moments. On top of all that he will be gracing the decks on the Bonzai stage at this year’s (2015) Tomorrowland with fellow producer and studio partner Manu Riga. Lots more to come from this guy for sure so stay tuned for more.

Matt Holliday – Memories Of Yesterday, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

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22 July 2015 UPDATES Read more

MATT HOLLIDAY – MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Birmingham, UK based DJ and producer Matt Holliday shows up at Bonzai Progressive with his solo effort, Memories Of Yesterday. He recently enjoyed a collaboration with Manu Riga on Submerged Needs and You Are Contagious, both of which gained a ton of support from across the world. Known for his dark, edgy, psy laced progressive and trance grooves, Matt has built up a solid rep on the music scene with top notch cuts on labels like JOOF, Black Hole, Afterworld and Drizzly Records among others. Matt also delves into DJing quite regularly and hosts radioshows on various stations as well as his own Moments. On top of all that he will be gracing the decks on the Bonzai stage at this year’s (2015) Tomorrowland with fellow producer and studio partner Manu Riga. Lots more to come from this guy for sure so stay tuned for more.

The Original Mix intros with a wonderful imaginative sequence filled with a deep droning bass sound and cool FX which are soon joined by a powerful kickdrum that pulls out a nice punch. All around we are faced with varying basses that add a deep, dark twist to the sound and provide the perfect foundation for the subtle background pads. The track takes off with the introduction of a rhythmic drum section that is steeped with tribal elements which are sure to get the floors moving. On the break we go deeper with a beautifully rich display of sounds, from deep lush bass notes to sweeping pads and distant voices that bring a very subtle melodic flavour. A definite must have track for those late night progressive sessions.

Ewan Rill is up first with his remix and yet again he delivers the goods in style. A regular contributor to the remix roster, Ewan marked up his full debut on Bonzai Progressive in February 2015 alongside Casper on their Vacuum EP. A very much respected artist on the scene, this guy has racked up a quite impressive back catalogue on various top labels over the years including Balkan Connection, Abstract Space and JOOF to name just a few. On the remix he takes us deep into progressive utopia with a fine display of solid beats and expertly arranged patterns that carve out a cool rhythmic flow. The big hitter here though is the bass construction, multiple variations of bass combine perfectly to etch out that deep, lush groove. Probing, throbbing and gritty basses leave us numb as they work their magic throughout. On the break we are offered a short respite before getting slammed right back into the main groove for the duration. Superb stuff yet again, not to be missed.

Fresh off the back of his first studio album, Now & Zen, Audio Noir shows up on remix duty with Another Audio Noir Odyssey. One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists, this guy boasts a hugely impressive catalogue filled with a ton of original works and remixes in just a few short years. He recently appeared on the successful JOOF Recordings, JOOF Editions Vol 2 with his track One More Night and already he is working on more material which we really look forward to. On the remix here we are taken for a sublime journey into progressive. The intro throws up a cool bassline that sets the scene for the duration. Tight, solid kicks are joined by an equally tight percussion section that dishes out cool rhythms alongside a trance-like synth in the background that ebbs and flows beautifully throughout the track. The break lets loose with smooth pads creating a blissful atmosphere before a harsh, edgy riff takes over with chunky kicks in tow. An almost total transformation that takes us to the end of the track. A monster tune you do not want to miss.

#mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive #ewanrill #audionoir

20 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AIRWAVE – IN THE MIX 001 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Welcome to our brand new venture, In The Mix. With so much great music around we thought it was time to offer a new showcase where we could spread only the best music far and wide. To help us along we will be recruiting some top DJ’s to deliver the goodness. We are proud to announce our very first In The Mix – 001, from none other than one of the most inspiring and gifted artist’s of our time, Airwave. When we think of an artist who has remained fully committed to the true origins of musical interpretation then this guy’s name is always one of the first to crop up. He retains such integrity in everything he touches and continues to inspire a generation of music lovers with his special brand of Progressive and Trance. His latest incarnation, A Touch Of Grace is riding high on popular charts and is seeing a lot of playlist time across the world. This 2 part mix is the perfect medium for Airwave to impart his vast musical knowledge onto our senses and allow us to go deep into our souls and discover inner feeling we never even knew we had.

Part 1 takes us on a journey into the deeper, darker side of Progressive with an ever increasing intensity that sends shivers down your spine. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of We Are All Astronauts, Rise and Fall, Moshic, Altek, No One & Elliot Duquai, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Ewan Rill, Napalm & D-Phrag, Audio Noir, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Nico Parisi, Blufeld, Solarstone and the man himself, Airwave.

Part 2 ramps up the energy levels and builds tough edged, driving grooves into a huge climactic experience, here you can expect top notch tracks and remixes from D.P. Kash, Chris Sheridan, Alex Vidal, Robert Nickson, RNX, Matt Holliday, Kissoff, Sean Tyas, Ewan Rill, Robert Vadney, Alex Di Stefano, Art Of Trance, Rick Pier O’Neil, Facade, Reaky, Synergia Corpo featuring Noxdream Voice, Chris Oblivion & Satinka.

Join us as we go In The Mix and let the music set you free.

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6 July 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATAN CASPI – CHECK THE WINDOWS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Bonzai Progressive stalwart Matan Caspi returns with the impressive Check The Windows. Fresh from his last outing, Serenity, Matan relishes in unleashing his smooth progressive sounds on our senses. This new cut comes complete with two top class remixes from Manu Riga & Matt Holliday and East Cafe.

The Original Mix sets off with a progressive flavour as pounding kicks are joined by sharp, slicing hats and a rich voice that glides through. A deep, driving bass takes over and becomes the backbone of the groove throughout. Cool stabs litter the sound taking the track deeper into the progressive world. The break throws up a sublime sequence filled with beautiful melodic undertones while a riser takes us to a fantastic climax and then right back into the main groove. A monster tune that you will not want to miss.

The formidable duo, Manu Riga and Matt Holliday are back on remix duty with their TribeHard Remix and yet again they outdo themselves with their blend of progressive styles. As ever Manu remains a constant presence here at Bonzai Progressive, he is fresh from his latest production, along with Fe Malefiz and their track Forgotten as well as a remix over at Green Martian on SeamLess Beat & Franz Lehmann’s Toward Peace. He recently took the decks after a short hiatus and performed sets for TM Radio (Deep House) and Ethnoscience (with Matt) on Progressive Beats. Matt Holliday also remains a constant deliverer of only the finest grooves in both producing and DJing. His last outing with Manu, Submerged Needs, is still a go to track for many top jocks including Solarstone as well as his remix on Facade’s Dystopia on JOOF Recordings. Currently the guys are back in the studio working on more material which we are already excited about, stay tuned for more. As the title of the remix suggests we are in for an epic ride filled with tight beats and solid grooves. The intro boasts a nice punchy kick as sharp stabby synths come through, while the tribal elements of the track start to build. A deep, probing bassline soon commands the track as we settle in for the duration. On the break we get treated to a masterful display of layered pads and strings alongside a strong voice before getting right back into the main groove. Definitely a must have track that will keep the floors jammin.

East Cafe aka Gabor Kaszas returns to Bonzai with his superb remix. We last saw Gabor on remix duty for Audio Noir’s Midnight Til Morning, which was a part of the Almost Famous Reworked Volume 2 collection. Since then he has released on various labels and continues to deliver his intelligent progressive style. Here he cuts no corners on the quality front as he takes us deep into the progressive world. Right from the off we get locked on with an array of solid beats and wonderfully arranged synths that just seem to flow effortlessly through the sound. The bassline bubbles along and really drives the track beautifully. The break throws up rich, sweeping strings that give way to that brilliant bassline that just mesmerizes throughout. A top notch effort that will not disappoint.

#matancaspi #bonzaiprogressive #manuriga #mattholiday #eastcafe

8 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 15 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Club Traxx kicks back into gear with another dance inducing round of cuts in the shape of Progressive House 15. We’ve carefully selected 20 of the very best, brand new tracks to whet your appetite and ensure you have no shortage of quality in your sets. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neil, Matan Caspi, Stan Kolev, Stanisha, Kaan Koray, Ewan Rill, Manu Riga, Matt Holliday, JF, Subconscious Tales, Nico Parisi, Rise and Fall, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Audio Noir, Yuriy from Russia, Experimental Feelings, Dousk, Philthy Chit, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Mikko Lahti, Blufeld, Horizons, Moshic and MSZ. Give your collection the boost it deserves with this all round fantastic package, you know you want to.

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IBIZA 2015 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Kick off your summer in style with our bumper compilation, Ibiza 2015. If you’re looking for an all round package that will fill all your dance floor needs, then look no further. We’ve meticulously selected 52 of the very best cuts from the worlds of Techno, Tech House, Progressive House and Deep House and everything in between, for your aural pleasure. Tracks and remixes come from top artists such as Fatal Error, Airwave Breaks, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Nico Parisi, Dark Soul Project, Mathov, Fe Malefiz, Matan Caspi, Wild Guess, Yuriy From Russia, Altek, Edwin Van Cleef, Moshic, Audio Noir, Alex Vidal, Neptun 505, E.F.G, Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier OiNeil, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Napalm, D-phrag, Ewan Rill, Casper, Miika Kuisma, Luminescent, Phi Phi, Roddy Reynaert, Kintar, Rise and Fall, Toral, Lagho, Matt Holliday, Quadran, Relaunch, Philthy Chit, Tribal Warriors, Michael & Levan, Quivver, Haran Karabalut, Ozan kanik, D-unity, Parga, Bhoo, Dirtyplan, Ab-Q, Manni, Mindgamers, Nico Ferrero, Crocy, Brett Lawrence, Thorsten Hammer, Vincent Esperanza, Pandeo, Art Sparks, Cerillo, Mr. Beat, Ecco, Kruno Kereta, Luis Bravo, Mend, Filta Freqz, Charles Ramirez, Gary DF, Arche, Oz Romita and Francesco Dinoia. The perfect collection to boost your set on the terraces, the beaches and the clubs, cue it up.

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19 May 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MANU RIGA & MATT HOLLIDAY – SUBMERGED NEEDS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Matt and Manu are back in duo form again with another sublime, tantalising progressive cut. These guys are currently hitting top form with their works, they set the bar high when they delivered You Are Contagious back in February and without doubt they have maintained their attention to quality this time around. So much going on at the moment for these guys, individually and together. They have successfully launched their own radioshow Ethnoscience and have appeared as guests on many other shows over the last few months including a spot on The Diversity of Progressive. Manu continues his run of top notch pressings with remixes for various artists including his own remix on Blufeld’s A World Less Ordinary and with Matt on Dark Soul Project & Mathov featuring Fe Malefiz’s We Are Not Alone. He is also working alongside another superb artist on a new project which we will learn more about soon, so stay tuned. Matt also continues to deliver the goods, he is a constant feature on Joof and has a brand new single coming very soon on Bonzai Progressive as well as a feature on Recoverworlds newest compilation. Lots of things happening for Matt in the coming months covering both releases and DJing, so keep an eye out as he could be playing somewhere near you soon.

Submerged Needs intros with a dark atmospheric vibe as tight drums combine with a nice big chunky kick and FX that lurk in the background with a sinister edge. A deep throbbing bass shores up the rear as various layers begin to rise including rich strings and a superb ethnic voice. A short break winds down before we get locked into the solid grooves of the track complete with chugging bassline and fantastic synths. A subtle melodic flavour rings throughout the sound as we are led deep into the progressive world. The main break throws up more of that stunning ethnic flavour and a colourful selection of sounds before getting right back into full on mode. A truly deep slice of progressive that is not to be missed.

Silence In My Head can only be described as a stunning piece of work. A super tight construction filled with punchy kicks and a bassline that melts into the groove beautifully while chugging right through the sound. A superb display of various little synth shots litter the groove and build a kaleidoscope of perfectly matched sounds. On the break we find ourselves deep within a classic progressive vibe as a haunting vocal comes through alongside a sweet melodic sequence. The lead synth is where it’s at here and coupled with that driving bassline we get a nod to the great days of progressive sounds. A big hitter here that will definitely be featuring in many, many sets all over.

#manuriga #mattholliday #bonzaiprogressive

13 April 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – 239 MIXED BY MATT HOLLIDAY & MANU RIGA

There are many collab projects in the world of music production but there are very few that really hit the mark and do it with little effort. Matt and Manu have hit that mark and we are delighted to have them on this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats. These hugely talented artists have already got a monster release under their belt with You Are Contagious and more on the way. They have recently embarked on their own radioshow, Ethnoscience which is gathering pace each month. Tons more we could say about these two but let’s instead get right into the mix and enjoy the progressive journey on offer. Tracks and remixes come from East Cafe, John Drummer, Samotarev, Max Magnum, Audio Noir, Matteo Monero, Ruben De Ronde, Gai Barone, Controlwerk, Martyne, Julien Bracht, Daniel Nusdeo, Fernando Olaya, Andres W and original works from Manu Riga and Matt Holliday. The perfect tonic to get your body into weekend mode.

Tracklisting – Episode 239: mixed by Matt Holliday & Manu Riga

1º East Cafe – Hurt (Original Mix)
2º John Drummer – You & Me (Original Mix)
3º Samotarev ft. Max Magnum – Around U (Manu Riga’s Late Night Remix)
4º Audio Noir – Revelation (Matteo Monero Remix)
5º Ruben De Ronde – They Are Not You (Gai Barone Warmup Remix)
6º Controlwerk – Broken Mirror (Original Mix)
7º Martyne, Julien Bracht – Deal For Shine (Original Mix)
8º Daniel Nusdeo – Chronophobia (Matt Holliday Remix)
9º Fernando Olaya – Alquimista (Andres W Remix)
10º Matt Holliday & Manu Riga – You Are Contagious (Original Mix)

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