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7th installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series this time with original tracks and remixes by Matan Caspi, Gai Barone, Relaunch, Miika Kuisma, Manu Riga, Nico Parisi, Anthony Yarranton, Marc Poppcke, Airwave, DJ Fire, Van Bellen, Jimmy Galle, Kay-D, Moshic, Sagittaire, Rezo, CJ Art, Rise And Fall, White Resonance, Kindred Spirits, Stan Kolev, Audio Noir, LoQuai, Midnight Star, Andre Bonsor and deepAlexander.
Nico Parisi is back with a 60 min mix for Bonzai Basik Beats!
Tracklisting – Episode 153 – mixed by Nico Parisi:
1º Agrande- Kelang – Sterling Whisper Remix
2º Beat Syndrome-Tsunami (Silinder Night Mix)
3º Dzim-Small Town Rebels (Napalm & D-Phrag Remix)
4º GSEP – Inside (Original Mix)
5º Kassey Voorn – A Stride In The Dark (Surface Mix)
6º Marc Poppcke – Nightfall (Original Mix)
7º Mathie Delois – Storm (Agressive Version Two Mix)
8º Nikko.Z – Oranje Bus (Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile Remix)
9º Nick Stoynoff-Berlin Dream (Guy Mantzur & Khen Remix)
10º Overtone Watson, Audiotox- End Of A Nice Day (Night Mix)
The Belgian newspaper “Het Belang van Limburg” published an article today about the DJ’s from that province playing at Tomorrowland. Nico Parisi is of course one of them!
Having released some great tunes in the past few years on, among others, Bonzai Progressive, Armada, Green Martian, and his own label Danza Records, there’s more to come still!
Come and party to his set on the Bonzai Stage this Saturday!
After their last release on Bonzai Progressive we got together with Manu Riga & Nico Parisi for a short interview about their collaboration past, present and future plans
Hi guys, thanks for speaking with us, how are you both?
M: Well I have had some medical issues, but in general I am doing fine, thanks
N: Hello everything is fine, thank you. I’m still waiting for the summer and the upcoming festivals, the winter was far too long!
Manu & Nico, could you describe your individual sound and what inspires you?
M: As a producer coming from a Chill out background I must say that my inspiration is coming from the likes of Enigma, Solar fields and other great chill out producers. Since I started producing progressive I get my inspiration from producers like Moshic, Gai Barone and also oldskool progressive, Polefolder, Sasha etc. Inspiration is something that can be triggered by playing synths and messing around with sounds.
N: I am now almost 20 years as a DJ-producer and I started with trance, house and progressive in club Atmoz. If you listen to my last productions like “Romeo & Juliet” and my track with Manu Riga, they are very different from all the other things I have produced over the years. My passion for progressive and deep house has never been denied and at this moment I am following a different path with my recent signing to Bonzai Progressive where I can take my next step in EDM. I find my inspiration in the music that I play during my sets and at home.
Nico, you’ve been around the scene for quite some time, how have you seen EDM evolve?
N: The EDM scene has certainly changed, there are so many styles added and the digital uprising has been a good and a bad thing, record sales are down 70% because of illegal downloads. The good thing, is that social networks allow us to promote releases along with streaming platforms and new technology for DJ’s and Producers. It’s amazing how EDM has evolved these last years.
Manu, as a relative newcomer to Bonzai, how did you get involved with producing EDM?
M: In dance I am indeed new since 2005, but of course I’ve been producing electronic music for 21 years now. I started when I was about 12 years old with synthesizers and evolved with the technology to where we are now. Dance was always something I didn’t like or probably I didn’t understand it. In 2004 a guy challenged me to make a dance track and I took the challenge, the track got me signed to Okina Music in 2005. A DR Kucho remix of my track “Good Feeling” hit the national dance charts and that is how it all started. Sadly the label wasn’t into the style I really wanted to make and soon after they went bankrupt. I took a break for a few years and in the meantime started a modest career as a soundtrack composer for some smaller movies. When I met Laurent (Veronnez) online he convinced me to send a track to Bonzai Progressive and that is what I did, I sent them my old track “Tai Chi Girl” and the rest is history
Nico, you worked with Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave on “Romeo & Juliet”, how did that partnership begin?
N: I have known Laurent a long time and a few months ago we approached each other to talk about the distribution of my label Danza Records on Bonzai Digital. Afterwards I asked Laurent if he wanted to make a collab track and Romeo & Juliet was born.
You guys are both signed to Bonzai, can you tell us how this started and how it feels working with a legendary crew?
M & N: “It feels like coming home”
Nico, it was recently announced that you will be on the Bonzai stage at Tomorrowland 2013, how excited are you about this?
N: Well I am really excited to play at the biggest festival in the world! Not only because of Tomorrowland but also because it’s the Bonzai Stage. Bonzai are the pioneers of the EDM scene in Belgium and has put our country on the map! There are a lot of young people who do not know about Bonzai and I think they need to do some research on Google to see how it all evolved, or they could come and check out the stage and get a lesson in where it all started. Bonzai is still working hard in the scene and is still the biggest progressive label in Belgium, maybe even in Europe. So for this I am happy to be part of the family and to play next to M.I.K.E, Yves De Ruyter and Bonzai Allstars at Tomorrowland 2013.
You guys have began working in the studio together, can you tell us more about that and do you have plans for any more studio time together?
M: We did a collaboration on a track for my upcoming Manu Riga album which will be released later this year on the Bonzai Progressive imprint, for further collaboration we don’t have any specific plans yet.
N: After a remix that Manu had made for me we stayed in touch. He invited me to his studio, one thing led to another and we finished our first track together called “Reborn” which is one of my best productions so far, the collab between us is really working well. On top of that Bonzai have sorted remixes by the likes of Gai Barone, Audio Noir and Anthony Yarraton… it’s gonna be massive!
Manu, apart from your work with Nico what are your plans for the future, do you have any other projects in the works, maybe give us a hint of new material?
M: Apart from my upcoming album “The Darkness Within”, I will also work on a live DJ set with my long time friend Nathan DC, it’s a must these days to bring a studio project on stage to the people. The album itself will have some interesting collaborations which I can’t tell too much about yet. Of course I will also start working on a second album under my moniker “Twins in Mind”, I can tell you that we have found a great new partner for that project, former Blue Stone singer Sheyenne Rivers, but no doubt I will also go deeper into exploring Manu Riga.
Nico, apart from your work with Manu what are your plans for the future, do you have any other projects in the works, maybe give us a hint of new material?
N: I am currently finishing my new studio, but I have made some new tracks in the meantime and they are almost ready to be released. I am working hard to get my label Danza Records back on the road with help from Bonzai Digital. And there are some more collab projects to come with Laurent and Anthony Yarraton from the UK.
Well guys, thanks so much for chatting with us and best of luck with whatever you get up to, thanks.
M & N: Thanks
Manu Riga and Nico Parisi have been busy together in the studio with “Reborn” which is their first collab and comes backed up with some top end remixes. Manu Riga has an impressive list of releases, more recently with “The Darkness Within” and “Everything Comes To An End” both of which saw lots of support. and he is currently working on an artist album with some very nice surprises lined up. Nico is currently DJing at many of Belgium’s top events and has secured a spot on the Bonzai stage at this year’s (2013) Tomorrowland festival. He is also very busy in the studio with future collabs and other projects.
The original mix intros with a rich vocal and cool pads, a strong thumpy kick comes in with crispy clear hats backed up with some nice sweeping FX. The tune settles in to sweet prog vibe with a quality arp taking centre stage and a subtle bassline adding depth. On the break a dark vibe appears with a myriad of sounds blending perfectly alongside the vocal before racing back to pure progressive utopia. Top stuff from this duo and clearly a collab with a lot of spark!
Australian producer Audio Noir steps up to remix duties with a superb offering in his Renaissance Remix. Lots of arps form the backbone here with a filtered synth ebbing and flowing beautifully. A solid groove from the off with an almost bouncy rhythm emanating from the tight drum and perc arrangement . The track takes on a new identity at the first drop with a stunning bassline taking the main focus. Lush pads fill up the break with a surprising twist leading up to the kick back, awesome stuff!
The hugely respected Italian producer Gai Barone is up next with his Tubecore Remix. Gai has been around the scene since the hey days of Italo House and quickly became a popular name on the DJ circuit. 1995 he started to get into production music experimentation, his first release would come much later entitled “Solegirasoli” on Ultimate House Records then “Moving” on Mesmerized. Now very much in demand we can only expect bigger and better from this guy. His remix here stands up tall in the progressive world, he utilises the originals elements brilliantly. The track begins with a gritty edged kick with a cool synth hook filtering through, this builds and builds hypnotising the mind. The track takes off with a bassline that provides sheer depth of sound with some vocal samples fitting perfectly. Real progressive grooves that will be a feature for many sets.
UK based producer Anthony Yarranton is our next remixer. Anthony has gained a lot of attention in a short space of time, he has been described as deep and impactful by his peers and his brand of deep, melodic progressive house has seen releases on labels like Armada, Proton, Baroque and Lowbit. Here, his remix starts off with subtle hats and pads with the vocal sweeping by. Nice chunky kicks and superb bassline soon follow with lots of warm, lush pad work. The break takes us deeper with very subtle melodies teasing along with the richness of the vocal samples. Top quality from the UK here and a definite must for any DJ box!
Nico Parisi makes a smashing dj set for our Bonzai Basik Beats this week! Have a listen!
Tracklisting – Episode 140 – mixed by Nico Parisi:
1º Natalia Data & Ed Lee – Quintette (Original Mix)
2º Constan – Runway (Andres Remix)
3º Dousk – Sleipnir (Original Mix)
4º Kieran J – Symbiosis (Santiago Garcia Remix)
5º Santiago Garcia, Luis Bondio – Bottomless (Original Mix)
6º Frantic minds – Promo
7º Citizen 42 & Philthy Chit – Curious Mind (Original Mix)
8º Deng & Slavak – Legend Of Ararat (LoQuai Remix)
9º Deepfunk, Kassey Voorn – Long Time Coming (Original Mix)
10º HVOB – Jack (Original Mix)
11º Fran Von Vie – Wake Me Up When Everything Has Changed (Audiotox & Watson Remix)
On 27th July 2013, Bonzai, the most recognised brand in EDM will host a stage at Tomorrowland 2013, the biggest dance event in Europe. One whole stage will be dedicated to bringing you the best DJ’s to deliver THE ultimate retro party.
Since the early nineties Bonzai has been responsible for creating the sounds that defined an era, these sounds have been embedded into the memories of millions of clubbers across the globe and to this day the Bonzai sound still rings true. With tracks like “Universal Nation” – “The First Rebirth” – “Eternally” – “The Rebel” – “Bonzai Channel One” – “Woops” and many, many more, Bonzai was able to stamp it’s mark into the history books.
Today the head honcho’s, Fly and Marnik are dedicated to reliving those memories and to scribe new memories into the minds of their army of followers for many years to come. It is this dedication that enables them to host and perform at only the biggest and best festivals and parties, and judging by previous outings we are in for a hell of a ride.
What you can expect is the mother of all experiences with music from across the EDM spectrum, from house to trance and acid to techno, culminating in a full on banging retro experience.
The stage will bring the finest talent EDM has ever seen including, the ultimate retro masters – Bonzai All Stars, Push, Hardfloor, Frank De Wulf, Yves Deruyter, Franky Jones, Ramirez, Franky Kloeck, Phi Phi, DJ Ghost, Bountyhunter and Nico Parisi all performing on one stage!!!
So gear up and get ready to have your minds blown!
Nico Parisi is back to Bonzai Basik Beats with a hot 60 min non-stop mix!
Tracklisting – Episode 129 – mixed by Nico Parisi:
1º Hezi Rachmani, Mr. Raf – Touch (Original Mix)
2º Jackspot, Hima – Calimera (Original Mix)
3º Matador (IE) – Klay (Original Mix)
4º The Revolving Junkie – No Stars
5ºSantiago Garcia, Dark Soul Project – Erks (Marc Poppcke Remix)
6º Soulwerk – Convergence
7º Tube & Berger – In My Dip
8º Wahi – More Soul Please (Robert Babicz Remix)
9º Filth & Splendour – Redwolf
10º Heinrich Mendez -Tau Am Morgen (Marc Poppcke Remix)
11º Muzarco – Prophet on Jupiter (Guy J Remix)
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2013 edition of our WMC Miami series, this year including original tracks and remixes by John 00 Fleming, Velvet Girl, Nancy Burrello, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor,Van Bellen, Rishi K., Natalia Data, Ed Lee, Manu Riga, Solar Fields, Blufeld, 06R, Airwave, Nico Parisi, Moshic, Arthur, Manos, LoQuai, Shimmer, Digital Angel, Matteo Monero, Thomas Genchev, Mindgamers, Metodi Hristov , Chantola, Matan Caspi, Crocy, George V, The Revolving Junkie, Mylan, Dee Brown, Diego Alvez, Ecco, Chanelle Pearl, Andree Wischnewski, Eric Kanzler, Mr. Dello, Sa.Du, Oliver Moldan, Oliver Moldan, Oz Romita, Billy Mason, Lights Electronika, Valeria Croft, Daniele Kama, Piek, Wonji, Gabriel Feitor, Tiago Ribeiro, Dimitry Liss, Rogerio Martins, Nasrawi, Project KF, RV, Jimmy Galle, Ittai Barkai, I3000, and Prompter.
This week, Bonzai Basik Beats features a dj set from Nico Parisi. Enjoy!
Tracklisting – Episode 120 – mixed by Nico Parisi:
1º Kobana & Yane3dots – Venus
2º Deepfunk – Talking To Yourself
3º Danny Lloyd – The Monkey Dessert
4º Mitrinique & Madloch – Colorshock (Paul Hazendonk Manual Remix)
5º Cid Inc – Refrost
6º Darin Epsilon & Tom Sela – Lapis Lazuli
7º Dnyo & Tim Penner – From North (Cid Inc Remix)
8º Oliver Schories – Bombay Sunrise (Microtrauma Remix)
9º Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg – Lovecraft
10º Muzrco & Yariv Bernstein – Lionize (Hernan Cattaneo Soundexile Remix)
There it is!! The Very First Full Length Compilation on The LCD Recordings Imprint created by Airwave and John 00 Fleming. This First Volume features the best of the earlier LCD in-house releases, featuring Airwave, VidesAngelini, Nico Parisi, alongside with a bunch of the finest Progressive House and trance tracks by championed artists such as Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Relaunch, Simon Firth, Miika Kuisma, Aladiah, Manu Riga, MSZ. The First but surely not the last in a series of stunning compilations.
An Improbable couple as the name of an unexpected collaboration between Airwave and Nico Parisi.
DJ and Producer Nico Parisi has been active for about 20 years in Belgium’s finest clubs and venues, and is running his own label Danza Records.
Together they offer us an incredible piece of music that will for sure send you to space.
On the flip, don’t miss Nico’s remix for the housey-oriented dj’s.
Taken of Airwave’s highly anticipated 5th artist album, don’t miss this high-level banger!