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FAB CODE – SOULFOOD (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 and composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB), on the label Bonzai Progressive and on the label Mint & Mustard.

4 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2K12 – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE FREQUENCIES (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

 

Ibiza 2K12 – Progressive House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes by Redraft Memories, Rishi K., Manu Riga, Jimmy Galle, Crocy, Tony Awake & Free Mind, Mindgamers, DJ Chus & David Penn, Chantola, Heinrich Kantholz & Drill Wagen, Quadran, Planisphere, Nancy Burrello & Digital Angel, Thorin, Chris M, Abi-Q and Raw-E, Kiilto, Guido Durante & Mattia Evo, Bozanov, Lolo, Audiotox & Watson, Kintar featuring Lu Chase, Tempterzz, Philthy Chit, Janeiro, Matteo Monero and Kintar.

6 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ZAS & SANZE PRESENT MINDGAMERS – HOLD YOU (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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This young & dynamic producer duo from Tallinn is worth keeping an eye & ear on.

Mindgamers was created by two talented DJs from Estonia – Zas & Sanze. Both of them are Tallinn natives and started their career in 1999. In the year 2009, they founded the musical project Mindgamers. The main genres they are producing are progressive and tech house.

This release comes with a brilliant Stefano Noferini remix with early support from Slam, Luciano, Anderson Noise, Benoit C, Funkatron, Scan Mode,…

25 April 2012 FEATURED Read more

BONZAI WORX – VOLUME 1 (BONZAI VINYL)

 

Having left the vinyl market in 2005, busy reconstructing both their business model and sound, Bonzai has been flying under the radar for many out there. 2012 is a special year for the label, celebrating its 20th anniversary which is the perfect timing to share the new Bonzai sound on a market that was heavily dominated by the label throughout the 90s…Vinyl !!! Todays sound is a fresh approach on House, Tech-House and Techno. Bonzai Worx vol 1. introduces some of the labels new exclusive family members, Mindgamers, Fab Code, Hilal Tekschneider and Planisphere vs Digital Angel. Including remixes by Stefano Noferini and James Harcourt.

This smashing release is supported by the best artists and media, such as: Slam, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Markus Schulz, Claude Von Stroke, Alexi Delano, Seth Troxler, Paco Osuna, Randall Jones, Anderson Noise, Claudio Coccoluto, Renato Cohen, Franco Bianco, Daniel Sanchez, Lostra, De:Bug, Tsugi Magazine, Resident Advisor, Billboard Magazine, Igloo Mag, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Houseproud TV, BLN FM Radio, 432 FM, Proton Radio, Slovak National Radio, Radio Couleur 3, WeekenderMix Radio Show, Pulzar FM, LU Radio 102.7, Radio FDS and Flaix FM Mallorca between many others!

10 April 2012 FEATURED Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 83 – MIXED BY MINDGAMERS

this week we welcome Mindgamers back to Bonzai Basik Beats!

Tracklisting – Episode 83 – mixed by Mindgamers:

1° Gabriel Ananda – Hey Blop (Sebastien Leger Tropical Dub Mix)
2° Do Santos – No Comprendo (Original Mix)
3° Alex Costa – It s A Groove (Original Mix)
4° Adam Port – Someone To Love (Original Mix)
5° Sean Miller – Canibal Royal (Original Mix)
6° Solo UK – The Flea Circus (Original Mix)
7° Tapesh, Sidney Charles – I Got Ya (Original Mix)
8° Mindgamers – Can You Feel It (original mix) – UNRELEASED
9° Ramon Tapia – Thunderball (Original Mix)
10° DJ Chus, Supernov – Italoberican Grooves (Origina Mix)
11° Olivier Giacomotto – Leche De Tigre (Origina Mix)
12° D-Formation – Chinesse Beat (D-Formation Rework)

 

 

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS – EPISODE 78 – MIXED BY MINDGAMERS

Mindgamers are this weeks Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow guests!

Tracklisting – Episode 78 – mixed by Mindgamers:

1° Ant Brooks – Starlight (Original Mix)
2° Trisco – Musak (NiCe7 Remix)
3° Wally Lopez, MYNC, Laura Woods – No Pare La Musica (Original Mix)
4° Carl Cox – Chemistry (Nicole Moudaber Remix)
5° Wally Lopez – What Are You Doing (Stefano Noferini Remix)
6° DJ Chus, Oliver Moldan – U Got 2 Have It (Original Mix)
7° Dj Tonio – Get The Funk (Oliver Giacomotto Remix)
8° Zoo Brazil – The Big Rose (Original Mix)
9° SIL – Windows (Sonny Wharton rmx)
10° Sinisa Tamamovic – The New Generation (Original Mix)
11° Christian Cambas, Umek, Pleasurekraft – Heroes Of The Night (Pleasurekraft Remix)
12° Sebastien Leger – Grey Sky amp Yellow Coconuts (Original Mix)
13° Doomwork – Centauri (Original Mix)

 

 

1 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

FAB CODE – NEVER GIVE UP (MINT & MUSTARD RECORDINGS)

 

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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 and composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB), on the label Bonzai Progressive and on the label Mint & Mustard.

15 February 2012 FEATURED Read more

ZAS & SANZE AKA MINDGAMERS SIGN EXCLUSIVE ARTIST CONTRACT

Banshee Worx is proud to announce we signed a exclusive artist contract with Zas & Sanze aka Mindgamers!

There isn’t a scratch of land in this whole world that doesn’t seem to have an EDM pulse nowadays. Estonia is well advanced in that department and at its heart lies Tallinn – playground for the twin talents that are Zas and Sanze. Both natives of the capital, from 1999 onwards they used the city as a hub to branch out from and spin at numerous thriving clubland spots across Estonia and Latvia. From there they graduated to playing some of its biggest Baltic musical festivals, including Sun Dance, East-West, 5 Element, Atmosphere, Transgress and Distortion. Through them Sanze has now performed alongside the likes of Airbase, Ronski Speed, Marco Bailey, while production brethren Zas has shared stage space with Roger Shah, Aly & Fila, Mike Koglin, Sonorous, Mike Shiver and Stoneface & Terminal.

Zas & Sanze first joined forces under their Mindgamers guise in 2009 and brought the project to Bonzai Progressive’s door. With the big House swing the scene has seen (and heard!) over the last 18 months still kicking hard, Progressive has been ideally placed to adapt to it and Bonzai were quick to seize on the potential too. With some additional tech-house tints, their first release ‘Attractions’ began to create waves straight out the gate and the follow up ‘Focused’ – with its steady rolling 128bpm groove – did similar business. Last month the guys were out with their latest single. ‘Soul To Soul’ – a cool, almost casually understated track that nonetheless manages to carry an irrepressibly uplifting summertime vibe along with it.

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