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PUSH – UNIVERSAL NATION (GAI BARONE REMIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

On the remix Gai takes us on a sublime journey with his alternative take on this classic. Right from the off we find ourselves drawn in as surreal, swirling pads and FX create a scattered texture. Chunky kick drums soon follow and a super tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing. Vocals from the original masterpiece are on display as well as extended vocal snippets from the original source. In comes that classic melody that fades into existence to the backdrop of a solid, driving bassline that captivates the mind. The break is simply sublime as Gai takes the tempo down before rising back into full on mode. An absolute stomping remix that will definitely become a firm favourite among many.

Push – Universal Nation (Gai Barone Remix) is charted by Beatport in this month’s Must Hear Trance chart and also included in the Miami Secret Weapon: Trance chart!

#beatport #push #gaibarone #bonzaiprogressive

23 March 2017 UPDATES Read more

PUSH – UNIVERSAL NATION – GAI BARONE REMIX FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Next up in our series of remixed classics, celebrating our 25th year, we present a contemporary take on one of our most recognisable anthems from back in the day. Progressive maestro Gai Barone takes the driving seat on this one as he delves deep into the anatomy of Universal Nation, penned in 1998 by a stalwart of Belgian trance – Push. From the very first play out, this one became an instant classic with its soaring synths, chugging bassline, swirling melodies and driving beats. It quickly gained a massive worldwide following as it spearheaded a burgeoning scene creating a multitude of hands in the air moments for the masses. Overwhelmed by the response, Push aka M.I.K.E. soon found himself travelling the world and playing out in front of thousands, both as a DJ and using a live band set-up. The track also spawned a plethora of remixes from a wide range of artists including Ferry Corsten and Oliver Lieb among others. In 2016, Universal Nation was voted number 1 on Studio Brussel’s The Greatest Switch Top 100 tracks which, stands as a testament to the high regard this track and its creator is held among music lovers. Over the last number of years one name has been synonymous with deep, melodic progressive grooves, Gai Barone. He delivers pure quality with everything he touches and is very much revered by his peers as an inspirational figure. He is no stranger to Bonzai Progressive, he’s contributed several tracks and remixes that have gained great support and he continues to lead the way with his tight production skills and creativity. The perfect choice for this one we think.

Push – Universal Nation – Gai Barone Remix, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Trance genre page with a big banner!

#beatport #push #gaibarone #bonzaiprogressive

15 March 2017 UPDATES Read more

PUSH – UNIVERSAL NATION – GAI BARONE REMIX (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Next up in our series of remixed classics, celebrating our 25th year, we present a contemporary take on one of our most recognisable anthems from back in the day. Progressive maestro Gai Barone takes the driving seat on this one as he delves deep into the anatomy of Universal Nation, penned in 1998 by a stalwart of Belgian trance – Push. From the very first play out, this one became an instant classic with its soaring synths, chugging bassline, swirling melodies and driving beats. It quickly gained a massive worldwide following as it spearheaded a burgeoning scene creating a multitude of hands in the air moments for the masses. Overwhelmed by the response, Push aka M.I.K.E. soon found himself travelling the world and playing out in front of thousands, both as a DJ and using a live band set-up. The track also spawned a plethora of remixes from a wide range of artists including Ferry Corsten and Oliver Lieb among others. In 2016, Universal Nation was voted number 1 on Studio Brussel’s The Greatest Switch Top 100 tracks which, stands as a testament to the high regard this track and its creator is held among music lovers.

Over the last number of years one name has been synonymous with deep, melodic progressive grooves, Gai Barone. He delivers pure quality with everything he touches and is very much revered by his peers as an inspirational figure. He is no stranger to Bonzai Progressive, he’s contributed several tracks and remixes that have gained great support and he continues to lead the way with his tight production skills and creativity. The perfect choice for this one we think. On the remix Gai takes us on a sublime journey with his alternative take on this classic. Right from the off we find ourselves drawn in as surreal, swirling pads and FX create a scattered texture. Chunky kick drums soon follow and a super tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing. Vocals from the original masterpiece are on display as well as extended vocal snippets from the original source. In comes that classic melody that fades into existence to the backdrop of a solid, driving bassline that captivates the mind. The break is simply sublime as Gai takes the tempo down before rising back into full on mode. An absolute stomping remix that will definitely become a firm favourite among many.

#push #bonzaiprogressive #gaibarone

 

13 March 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS – UNDERGROUND PROGRESSIVE COLLECTION 2010 – 2014 SMASHING THE SALES CHARTS

Our Bonzai & Friends – Underground Progressive Collection 2010 – 2014 compilation, out on the 29th of December in all portals, is now ruling the release sales charts on number 1 at Beatport across Progressive House, House and Trance, and reaching so far number 7 on the Top 10 Releases of all genres!

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8 January 2015 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS – UNDERGROUND PROGRESSIVE COLLECTION 2010 – 2014 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

In 2010 we at Bonzai HQ embarked on a new course with our music and labels.Since then we have been able to work with so many fantastic artists, legends and fresh faces alike. We know now as we knew then that this new course was the right one as our ever growing list of quality releases continues.Feedback from DJ’s and the community in general remains strong and this is something we will continue to nurture. We have also collaborated with many other labels to bring the very best music possible.This collection is a culmination of these past 4 years, a time to reflect on how far we have come as a family and a clear indication to where our journey will take us.

Bonzai & Friends – Underground Progressive Collection 2010 – 2014, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

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31 December 2014 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI & FRIENDS – UNDERGROUND PROGRESSIVE COLLECTION 2010 – 2014 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

In 2010 we at Bonzai HQ embarked on a new course with our music and labels.Since then we have been able to work with so many fantastic artists, legends and fresh faces alike. We know now as we knew then that this new course was the right one as our ever growing list of quality releases continues.Feedback from DJ’s and the community in general remains strong and this is something we will continue to nurture. We have also collaborated with many other labels to bring the very best music possible.

This collection is a culmination of these past 4 years, a time to reflect on how far we have come as a family and a clear indication to where our journey will take us.

100 tracks from over 100 artists including remix artists is the perfect way to showcase our journey so far and a time for you to bulk up your collection and relive these great moments. From sultry progressive house grooves to full on deep progressive vibes there is something for everyone here. Airwave, Manu Riga, Nico Parisi, Thorin, Gai Barone, Kintar, Moshic, Loquai, Relaunch, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Fab Code, Mindgamers, Phi Phi, Philthy Chit, John 00 Fleming, Quincy, Tom Conrad, Andre Bonsor, Jakhira, Dark Soul Project, Chantola, Mark Found, Zolex, Narel, Van Bellen and Push are just some of the artists who have helped realise our vision, these are the tracks that define our sound.

To the artists, DJ’s and fans, we thank you and look forward to many more years.

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29 December 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TRIBAL WARRIORS IS BACK HOME, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN BEHIND THE PROJECT!

We caught up with M.I.K.E./Push as he took time out of his very busy schedule to answer a few questions. With a lot of projects on the go and the owner of many different monikers we get an exclusive reveal on some of Mike’s best known guises as he resurrects them for the 21st century along with an insight into the man himself.

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Hi Mike, thanks for taking the time to have a chat, how are you today?

Mike: Hi thanks. Can’t complain, just finished a remix and a brand new track, happy days!

You’ve been based in New York for a few years now, how have you been adjusting to life in a new country?

Mike: About three years now, yes. Life is MUCH different in New York City. I did visit many times before, but living is a totally different experience. My first time here was back around 2000 when I played for what was back then, The Limelight, it was a great experience.

You’re a very busy man right now, producing under different monikers and DJing across the globe what do you do in your downtime?

Mike: Messing about in my studio still is a downtime for me. But family is important to me and we do special things as much as possible. I also love training my oldest boy for football, I know he appreciates that. I’m a huge follower of Barcelona FC, so there you go.

How would you define your sound and what are your inspirations?

Mike: My main heroes and reason for my love for synth is Depeche Mode. Although very different sounding, they are the main reason why I am here doing what I love, which is music. I grew up in the 80ties when Acid House and Belgium made New Beat conquered the Club scene back then, and the first time I put my hands on a synth, I knew it was love at first touch.

You have many guises that you produce under and a few in particular that you focus on, how do you switch from each project and still maintain the creativeness for each of them?

Mike: Well, sometimes it starts out by me just walking into the studio. I get into a few sounds, tweaking here and there, and a track comes out of it, either during or after, I decide this is X alias. Nowadays my most used aliases are M.I.K.E. , Push and Plastic Boy, and I know when I want to produce something under those aliases, so I just take it from there.

And speaking of projects, we hear that you are returning home to Bonzai and bringing back a couple of your Bonzai monikers, can you tell us which ones and why you choose now to revamp those?

Mike: Oh really? Haha, well, my connection with Bonzai will never fade, and there is a reason for that. We’ve recently discussed about releasing a new Tribal Warriors and Sector 7, its more darker progressive yet with that M.I.K.E. touch. It all started after our 20 years of Bonzai reunion last year, we all felt good meeting up and from one came another. And of course there’s Push… will it be back? watch out for that one!

Rumour has it that you are creating a new album for Bonzai, can you tell us anything about that?

Mike: One word – 4 letters. Can you guess? The rest I say no more!

Do you prefer DJing or producing, and why?

Mike: I prefer BOTH! producing is a HUGE privilege and passion, and having the power to share my music with the world is a blessing and I take FULL advantage of that with my DJing.

Just last year you were part of Bonzai’s 20 year party, how was that for you?

Mike: It was awesome, I had a blast! gathering together with all the guys was a real trip, more like this please.

You’ve worked with so many great artists over the years, particularly within Bonzai’s realm, do you have any favourite collaborations?

Mike: There are some many great people I collaborated with, in and out of Bonzai. I hold a special place for these experiences! Armin, Moby, Rank 1 ,Fred Baker, Airwave .. and so on.

Apart from Tribal Warriors and Sector 7, what are your plans for the future, can you let us in on any secrets?

Mike: Tribal Warriors and Sector 7 are once a year spin-offs. More Live shows for Push! Yes, something that’s on high demand from my fans! And I will bring it back as long there is a demand for it. The bookings are flying in for this coming summer, so keep an eye out! and this time it will go globally!

Well Mike thanks for taking the time to speak with us, best of luck to you and your family in whatever you do, thanks.

Mike: Thanks!

3 April 2013 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI STAGE AT TOMORROWLAND 2013

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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!

6 March 2013 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI ELEMENTAL – CHILL-O-LOGY (BONZAI ELEMENTAL)

 

 

Bonzai Elemental – Chill-O-Logy come with original tracks and remixes from S-Tune, DPP, The Last Atlant, Airwave, Workafiction, Phi Phi & Greg D, Push, Tranquilo, Coastline, Solaris, Miika Kuisma, Arman Behdad, Blue Mood, Aiemo, Rising Sun, Jane Maximova, Frostbyte and Fushe.

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19 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

KULT KOLLEKTOR – VOLUME 2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

Second installment in the Kult Kollektor series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Union Jack, Caspar Pound, Jamez & Soulboy, Orlando Voorn, Ryuku Underground, Junkie XL, UBU, Guy Gerber, Sasha vs Ray LaMontagne, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Umek, Tigerskin, Speculum, Lützenkirchen, Gabe and Marcello V.O.R., Velvet Girl, Cass & Slide, Dave Seaman, Fretwell, Pole Folder & CP, Henry Saiz, Push, James Harcourt, James Zabiela, Interflow featuring Anna Robinson, Satoshi Tomiie, Gui Boratto, Audiofly presents Liars Paradise, and Chab.

11 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BELGIUM TOP 10 DANCE SONGS

Recently Bonzai ended up with two tracks in a public voting done by Red Bull Belgium.

1. Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam
2. Front 242 – Headhunter
3. Daan – Housewife
4. Soulwax – NY Excuse/Lipps
5. Telex – Moskow Diskow
6. Push – Universal Nation
7. Netsky – Moving With You
8. The Subs – Kiss My Trance
9. 2 Unlimited – No Limit
10. Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth

 

 

9 November 2011 UPDATES Read more

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