Recent posts: Mint & Mustard Recordings
Belfast based recording and DJing duo Brisboys aka John Manning and Ciaran Duffy return to Bonzai Progressive with an absolute stomping 2 tracker. The guys had been doing there own thing on the Irish circuit for a number of years until they met by chance in Australia in 2007. After realising they both shared the same passion for house music and that they only lived a few miles apart in Ireland they created Brisboys. Since then they have went on to become very popular indeed with releases on Atmosfera Recording, Azuli Records, Baroque Records, Bonzai Records, Dirty Deluxe Records, Futurelovers Records, Presslab Records, Ritual Music, Stampgevaar Digital and Unison Recordings. The boys also regularly appear as guests on the Bonzai Basik Beats Radioshow.
“Get Out” is a straight up house monster, chunky beats and bass with a superb percussion section throughout. Settle in for a brilliant ride as this track just builds and builds, super cool synths on the break with an acid line take this track to a new level, prepare yourselves, it’s gonna get messy with this one in any club!
“One More” keeps the house vibe alive with a solid constant groove, tight arrangement on the kicks and percs give a nice rhythm. Midway we get treated to a familiar sounding synth and on the break things settle down for a bit before a stellar build up kicks us back into the groove. Top notch stuff which will be in a lot of boxes!
Energy fuelled tech beats on Mint & Mustard from debut artist, Busy Beats.
Based in Manchester, UK, Busy Beats have crafted a huge club friendly two track release.
Kicking off with Pop Again, tight kicks and a great rolling bassline with a cool techno stab throughout, very catchy lead that filters in and out on the break, big club sound on this one.
Energy levels rise on Breakdown, starting off with thumping kicks and an offset bass, building up to a heavier bass and a cool melody, this tune goes into floorfiller mode, basic structure yet very very effective.
A fine addition to the M&M catalogue and certain to gain a lot of attention.
Fresh from his last outing on M&M entitled Second Mate, the very talented Patrik Prevlosky returns with another tech house stomper backed up with a cool house remix.
Born in the Czech Republic Patrik soon climbed the ranks of DJ land having started spinning at just 17 years of age. Patrik is an avid software user and has taken his time evolving his sound which finally got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011 in the form of Minijazz.
Today we are treated to another in depth look at the world of tech through the mind of a rising artist.
The title track La Kunde kicks us off with a thumping kick and builds up to a throbbing bass with a few vocal shorts and awesome tech keys, on the break a really cool vocal is used with wide sweeps and then comes back in on an almost tribal groove.
Lee Bradley adds his skills on the remix with a powerful housed up version with tech undertones, big sounds here with more focus on the synths and the vocals are just great!
Fiat Lux is a fun tech house tune that breaks into a sublime melody with eerie pads and piano sound.
Mint & Mustard returns with another huge tech house release.
Undergroove is the work of Lee Bradley and what we have here is a must have for any floor.
The original mix is a monster tech sound with a hint of tribal influence, very unique sound on this, cool deep basses, excellent synth sounds with an awesome break and smooth sax hits, big big tune!
5th gear takes on a more upbeat party approach with very crisp sharp sounds a thumping kick and some very very nice FX’d vocal work, detuned piano sounds add a retro feel.
Another huge release for our M&M imprint.
M62 also known as Fab Code presents us is new release titled Extra.
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.
Born in Czech Republic in 1983.
I started to play vinyls in 2001 age 17.
At that time I was focusing mainly on techno following guys like Carola, Liebing, Kanzyani, Umek.
Every beginning is hard but with patience and a lot of hard work I am now in the position of playing around the brightest clubs and venues in the Czech Republic
I was actively involved in a tour sponsored by Sony Ericsson that promoting a DJ school this way I was able to play on the most famous festivals happening in the Czech Republic (Hard House, Summer Of Love, Rock For People, Hip Hop Camp)
Ever since software solutions have made their entrance into every DJs Studio I also thought of making my own music seen the situation of the market where the demand for classic DJs is decreasing.
After some trial and error I finally landed the right track which got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.
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.
Ultimate Breakers was born thanks to Seb Sanchez and Oris D at the terrace of a Parisian cafe.
Playing in different universes of electronic music, both of the DJs decided to put their experiences together through a common project: ULTIMATE BREAKERS.
It was in the South of France, by playing in Pyramids nights of Juan Les Pins and in the first Rave Party organized on la Côte d’Azur that Seb Sanchez plays his first Electro set in front of a conquered audience.
DJ with an efficient and personal style, both accessible and specialized, his range goes from the Deep, the House and the Tech-House, and appears in French and European nightclubs (le Warhol, Bar 25, Factory Club, le Wax Club, H2O) also in various private parties (L’Oreal, Privaty).
In 2005, he arrived at Paris and very quickly, make his style known in most of important nightclubs of the capital (la Loco, le Duplex, le Metropolis, les Coulisses, le BatoFar). He appeared in the Gay Pride 2010 and was the honored guest of the Beirut In The Mix float for the Technoparade 2010 and got a permanent place on MixFeever Radio.
Also, Seb Sanchez became a journalist in the famous magazine Only for DJs.
Every month, an exclusive podcast Fly With Me To Tech-House Music is available on Itunes.
Oris D is considered as a rising star of the house electro scene.
Famous thanks to his productions and remix played by numerous DJs in Europe, and also by the radio rotations in France (FG, Vitamin) and in Belgium (Funradio BE), he has been for 8 years carrying on with many students parties and french but also european clubs (Spain, England, Germany, Belgium).
Every week, the mixed selection entitled Radioshow by Oris D is podcast on dozens of FM radios, on the web, and also on podcast version on itunes.
The Ultimate Breakers concept opens a new road on the international electronic scene. Other than Djs, the group offers a real concert in which the tech-house tracks are played in live. This performance is relevant by its visual aspect and its program which already conquered lots of festivals and clubs all over the world.
Ultimate Breakers creates a new path into the Tech-electro House style, a mix between the tech-house minimalist underground and the electro-house. Their unique live in each appearance lead the audience into a travel in which several electronic sounds are gathered, producing a contagious energy of partying.
Sebastian Moreno started to play in the clubs when he was 15. Soon he became resident DJ in the club Alcazar in the heart of Puttershoek. This young Dutchman as showed a great talent since the beginning, either djing or producing, everything he touches becomes instantly gold.
Marotto – Beat in his genes
Born into a musical family Marotto’s interest in and for music was awaken already at an early age. Just a teenager he produced his first own electronic music. In the beginning the result was not always what he had hoped for but this did not stop him from further exploring electronic music. With the right ambition and persistency, both things Marotto does not lack, he continued to develop is own sound. Now with the right Know-How he is able to give his tracks the perfect cutting edge sound.
He started his DJ career in 2003 behind the decks of the Schwetzinger Bowlingcenter. In 2007 his very own party concept Manuelle House Therapy was a major success. Together with his mate K-Stevens from Heilbronn his MHT smashed about 200 Partypeople at Heidelberg in the Kurpfälzischem Museum back in May 2007! And only the best House Music hit the floor!
In September 2011 he graduated from the SAE-Institute in Frankfurt am Main as Audio-Engineer.
With his first two officially released tracks “Giraffenfilet” and “I Was In Wonderland” he is determined to conquer the world of electronic music once and for all.
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.
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.
Belfast DJs John Manning & Ciaran Duffy joined forces in late 2008 having been DJs in their own right for over ten years, playing in clubs and radio stations all over Northern Ireland and beyond.
They had never met until 2007 when they met by chance in Brisbane, Australia. After talking they realized they shared a passion for House Music and realizing they only lived a few miles apart back home in Ireland they made an agreement, that they would keep in contact and start a project when back on home turf, Brisboys was born.
In the short time they have been working together they have already had several number 1 hits on www.djdownload.com and support for their tracks comes from the likes of Dave Piccioni, Miss Nine, Jesse Voorn, Eric Entrena, Threesixty and Felix Baumgartner to name a few. Their track -Upside Down- was selected for the highly acclaimed Azuli Presents Miami 10 Compilation which is available to buy digitally or on CD, a rarity in this digital age and they also have tracks signed to Presslab Records (Italy), Stampgevaar Digital (UK), Soultech Recordings (UK) , Active Cut Recordings (Brazil) & Atmosfera Recordings (Columbia).
With lots more releases to come from these guys they are definitely one to look out for in the future.