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RUE DUO – SET & LET (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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Leicester, UK based DJ’s and producers Aaron Taylor and Charlie Robinson make up Rue Duo. The guys are making their debut on Bonzai with full on prog house monster “Set & Let”, and with a slew of quality mixes which makes for an awesome package. Rue Duo have a few releases under their belts on labels like Black Hole, Straight Up and Wildlife with support from the likes of Erick Morillo, Tom Novy and Lucien Foort to name a few with more projects in the works for the future.

The original mix is a straight shooting prog house tune with a stunning vocal. Nice steady rhythms and a deep chunky bassline converge to give off a sense of depth with the vocal adding contrast. Cleverly arranged percussions and minimal synths make this tune stand out and is a sure fire winner on any floor.

Dark progressive maestro Manu Riga steps up to remix duties and completely transforms the original into something very different. Super punchy kicks intro this track with a brilliant bassline providing a strong groove. On the break we get a very subtle melody before thumping back into the main groove and that bassline, great use of the vocal also. A master of the darker side of prog at work, this is a tune that will be on many playlists.

Tech stalwart Crocy returns to the mixing desk with his remix. The track begins with a cool low end kick that builds to a bassline full of lush heavy vibes, coupled with a round of beautifully arranged percussions and backed up with more of this wonderful vocal. Top notch tech yet again from Crocy and a must have for any box.

Another regular Rishi K. is up next with a fine example of prog house. The vocal forms the most part of the intro before we kick right into a strong, solid groove made up of thick kicks and a round of metallic type percussions. Cool stabby synths weave their way throughout the track and a deep bassline props everything up beautifully, pure quality!

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10 April 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

WMC MIAMI 2013 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

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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.

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20 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX #7 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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New installment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time with original tracks and remixes from John 00 Fleming, Airwave, Ewan Pearson, Quadran, Pierre Deutschmann, Planisphere , Digital Angel,Frank Le Fever, Moshic, Miika Kuisma, MSZ, Kay D, Loquai, Innate, Matan Caspi, Irad Brant, Manu Riga, Nancy Burrello, Filth & Splendour, Breeze, Quadrat, Relaunch, Abi-Q & Raw-E, Crocy, Fusion F & Come T, Janeiro, Rishi K., Kintar, Lu Chase, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Simon Firth, Matteo Monero, Ehsan Zadegan, Aiemo, Guy Mantzur, and Stephan Bazbaz.

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13 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE #5 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

New installment in the Club Traxx – Progressive House series, this time with original tracks and remixes from Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Noa Romana & Deersky, Agrande, Chris Domingo, Mindgamers, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Philthy Chit, Manu Riga, Crocy, Hypnotic Duo, LoQuai, Frangellico, Kintar, Rex, Stefan Djordevic, Quadran, Planisphere vs Digital Angel, Luke Satellite, Rishi K., Relaunch, Abi-Q and Raw-E, Ultimate Breakers and Laurent Baert, Showave, and Danny Jahr.

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6 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TOM CONRAD & ANDRE BONSOR – SUNRISE OVER GANYMEDE (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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UK based duo Tom and Andre team up for a wonderful slice of prog house with a couple of quality remixes. Tom has an impressive CV in EDM, growing up with the sounds of the 80’s with New Order and Tears For Fears and later on the Rave scene. Clubbing and working all over the English Midlands it wasn’t long before production called and releases on Seasons Recordings, Open Bar and Sniff Your Ears Recordings to name a few would follow. Andre has seen releases on the same labels and the guys have joined forces on a few occasions in the past. “Sunrise Over Ganymede” comes with 2 great remixes.

The original is a real treat, starting off with a sweet melodic sound, sharp crisp hats are soon followed by a perfect kick. The melody continues throughout with lots of different sounds playing a role, a nice pad lies in the background. The bassline takes hold and a steady hypnotic rhythm is formed, classy stuff.

DJ and Producer Rishi Gargour aka Rishi. K is at the controls for the first of 2 remixes. Rishi’s “White Crane” on GM was well received and here his talents shine yet again. Moving into the deeper end of prog house with a deep thud on the kicks and a sublime bassline. Lots of FX fill the spaces and some very nifty instruments play a big role here, very well crafted remix indeed.

Van Bellen is up next with a superb solid groover. Spanish producer Yoogie offers up a taste of epic progressive house vibes, fully charged chugging bassline with a host of wonderful FX gets under your skin and holds you in its grip, huge sound here and will be on a lot of playlists for sure.

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9 January 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BEST OF GREEN MARTIAN 2012 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

 

Best Of Green Martian 2012 comes with original tracks and remixes by 06R, Rishi K., Chris M, Showave, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Quadran, Philthy Chit, DJK, George V, Mr.Raf & Hezi Rachmani, DJ Shy presents Horizons, Danny Jahr, Single Man, Neel V, Janeiro, and Nu Fjord featuring Belle.

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19 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RISHI K. – ONE STEP AHEAD EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Returning to Green Martian after his last release “White Krane” is Rishi K with another inside look at his amazing progressive house sounds on his “One Step Ahead EP”.

The title track “One Step Ahead” is a melodically fuelled prog house groover, kicking off in a true house vibe with nice tremeloed sounds the tune takes a turn towards prog with a superb bassline, we are treated to some voice samples from a space mission (moon landing) which works very well with the sounds. Very well constructed solid slice of music.

“Skybound” continues this fine run of quality sounds with another super grooving progressive house slab. Again we are teased with lots of house vibes but with those prog undertones that keep the tune rocking, on the break a sweet piano melody is at the forefront and kicks back with that deep bassline. More samples this time from nature really do give a sense of being in the “sky”.

“The Space Between” goes all out house, cool bouncy feel to the percs and bass with an almost retro sound that will have all of us guessing, vocal samples are used that work so well with the music, dreamy melodies tie up this track nicely and prove that Rishi K. delivers quality everytime.

Delighted to see the very hard working Rishi back with Green Martian.

17 October 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 26 – 2012

EPISODE 195: Aiemo – Sweet Peaches (Bonzai Progressive)

Second release for Unnamed in Eyepatch Recordings. The release comes with two outstanding originals, In Love and If.

The 28-year-old Danish/Italian artist is born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the pulsating, urban and unique atmosphere of Copenhagen, David Nicosia Longhi has produced and published under various pseudonyms such as Mazenga and Aiemo. Ranging from deep, minimal psytrance to chillout and melodic lounge music.
David himself describes the importance of inspiration gathered from the fast paced citylife: I love living in the city, there are endless inspirational options, ranging all the way from high-end fashion, cocktailbars, nightlife in general and even the modern oasis areas in Copenhagen, filled with peace and calm energy.I also like the anonymous feeling found in a big city. You could be surrounded by 100s of people and still feel like no one is seeing you. I generally get inspired from beautiful people around me and the desire to make and do something that touches the heart and thought of a human in combination with the electronically produced music. I want to keep living my daydream and my music reflects this.

Practical Inspiration has been gathered from both the trance/balearic scene throughout the 90s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.

His first releases goes back to 2003 with Italian based label Inner-sound Records on the Perfect Evolution compilation and shortly thereafter another release follow with a Danish label. After several years of devoting his artistic abilities in literature he again turned his attention towards electronic music and the perpetual style of modern lounge.
The style from David Nicosia Longhi is now mainly focused on top quality lounge music, with his own deep devotion into a timeless and atmospheric production.

EPISODE 196: Alexander Dancaless feat. Tatiana Maltseva – All The Time (Bonzai Elemental)

Alexander was born in the city of Tyumen, Russia, where he started to study music at a very early age. His strong musical formation had him writing his first productions before graduating from school. His natural sense of music and evolution drove him to work and experiment with electronic and digital productions. Alexander Dancaless developed a unique style that we can consider as the new wave of electronic music. Sound design, sticky rhythms and killer beats are the product of this new talent that will rock electronic fans around the globe. The basic styles: Tech-house, Deep-House, IDM, Downtempo.
Alexanders love of freedom defines his music as an independent and sincere one.

Tatiana Maltseva was born on the 21st of December 1989 in Tyumen (Russia), where she graduated Musical School. Tatiana was singing in the choir and was playing the piano. Also she sang in pop group and as student played in a blues band and then organized a rock band. Tatiana studies philosophy and religion.
In 2010 she began recording with Alexander Dancaless.

EPISODE 197: Patrik Prelovsky – Second Mate (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

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.

EPISODE 198: Rishi K. – White Krane (Green Martian)

For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.

Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.

He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.

His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.

EPISODE 199: DJk – Neutrality (Green Martian)

New Green Martian release with DJk. The release comes with two original tracks, Neutrality and Resinator.

EPISODE 200: Progrez EP – Volume 7 (Progrez)

Seventh installment in the Progrez EP series this time with original tracks by James Harcourt, Sasha, Sol & Grimm and Steve Lawler.

EPISODE 201: Eric Kanzler – Red Wire (Bonzai Basiks)

Erik Kanzler has significantly gained importance as producer and DJ over the past few years.

In 1999 he made is first experiences as a DJ, a producer and a party-organizer and worked hard on his carrier in each of these aspects. But it was not until 2010 that Digital Records published unexpectedly his very first release Starcake. It was followed by two more releases. In Spring 2011 he released the About Be EP under his alter ego Kanzler and Wischnewski on the label Keymono Music which was at the same time his first Vinyl release. Soon after that release after release followed on labels such as Karateklub Records who published his Flatrunner EP, Ostfunk Records from Berlin and Etiketa Records from Croatia.

His alter ego, which is actually a merger, Kanzler and Wischnewski was founded in 2010. In his music he combines layers of dry and well-structured sounds together with house grooves and dubby bass, jazz trumpets and oriental sounds and adds a touch of minimalistic to take the crowd beyond the main-floor experience.
People from the press described his sound as Fresh and an Exploration Of The Abstract and Minimal New Chicago Sound.

Eric Kanzlers live act are extravagant and not for the average audience. A look hat the upcoming booking dates shows that with his gigs he reaches much further than Berlin and he is said to be the most interesting newcomer act around.

EPISODE 202: metrONomes – The Call (Progrez)

metrONomes had been created from Djs and Producers JoN ManimaL & MagroS…The purpose…to travel your souls and emotions through dance music as we imagine and feel it…
They had performed with Sander Kleinenberg, Guy J, D-Nox, Phil Thompson aka Moonface, Antony Pappa, Son Kite, Tycon, D-Nox, Armin Van Buuren, Antix aka Fiord,Symphonix,Glen Morison, John Digweed, G Pal and many more presenting the *metrONomeS Live Project* which is a combination of sound and visuals.

metrONomes are releasing from various labels up until today such as:

Movement Recordings – Harmonia Records – Stellarphonic Recordings – OLD SQL Recordings Deepsessions Recordings – Micro Digital Records – Santos Recordings – Focus Records – Polytechnics Recordings.

From 2012 metrONomes are proudly members of the legendary Bonzai Progressive Label.

Live it – Luv it – Dance it!

Just…metrONomes

EPISODE 203: Frank Storm – My Little Koal (Monog Records)

nd we reached the release number 20! To celebrate this mark, we proudly present “Our Little Koal”, the debut EP from Frank storm on Monog Records. Frank Storm aka Francesco maffei was born in Pisa and from a young age was attracted by electronic music and dance.

Over the years, despite being very young he joined the “mad house music” taking big hits from 2008 to present and playing in the best Italian clubs with his co-workers from mad house. This EP is composed by two original tracks (My Little Koal and So and So) and two remixes of My little Koal.

The remixers are Luis Bravo and Joal which is back after almost one year way from Monog! Stay with us in our profound monogamic relation!

EPISODE 204: Pablo Gael – Libelula (Bonzai Progressive)

Pablo Gael’s classic Libelula get’s a updated remix treatment from Paduraru and Dimitry Liss & Costas Papa.

EPISODE 205: Rob McCarthy – Escape to Panama EP (Eyepatch Recordings)

New Eyepatch Recordings release, this time from Rob McCarthy. The release comes with three original tracks, Escape To Panama, Circa No Ante and The Fall.

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

EPISODE 206: Solartoff – Airflush (Eyepatch Recordings)

Solartoffs life is all about music. He is foremost a DJ and spinning the decks is what he is living for and this is what he has been doing the past 10 years.

Solartoff is definitely a man that truly has a style of his own. His passion is to combine different styles of music with his formidable mixing skills thriving to present the perfect set full of personality. Growing up in the mid-90s, the strongest musical influence on his life was Marek Bilinski a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Poland. Listening to the vibes of the electronic music scene Solartoff soon became part of it. Today Solartoff is read to sweep the dancefloor and surprise the people with his gorgeous sets without musical boundary.

He is always searching for the striking impulses in club music to turn the hours on the dancefloor into special and lasting moments. He loves to play long DJ-sets benefiting from ability to mix whatever music he pleases selecting with good taste and feel from a range of music.

Hi loves to switch styles from Deep House, to Tech House or else Funky House. And as long as the people keep moving on the dancefloor: Who cares? Solartoff does not because to him its about making people move. And whenever the crowd thinks he got his style he is already up for something else.

EPISODE 207: Victor Maximiliano – Deep In Tha Groove (Eyepatch Recordings)

Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands. His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam. Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808. In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations. Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s.

EPISODE 208: Lucio Grandi – Reelooper EP (Bonzai Basiks)

Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.
His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.

Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.

But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.

Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.

Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.

He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.

He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.

Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on Bonzai Basiks.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.

EPISODE 209: Eyepatched – Volume 2 (Eyepatch Recordings)

Are you Deep In Tha Groove? Amazing bouncing and groovin 4 tracker. After the successful Volume 1 Eyepatch is back with an ass shacking and rhythm hunting vinyl.

 

29 June 2012 UPDATES Read more

RISHI K. – WHITE KRANE (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.

Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.

He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.

His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.

27 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2K12 – DEEP HOUSE FREQUENCIES (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

 

Ibiza 2K12 – Deep House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Wonji, Ed Lee, Brett Lawrence, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Sa.Du, Unnamed, Jimmy Galle, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Middle Rhythm, Qmusse, Maertz, Rishi K., Jamez & Soulboy, Guido Durante & Mattia Evo, Baltj_More, Submantra, Jon Sweetname, Iker Undersound, Charles Ramirez, Vasco, Diego Alvez, Ittai Barkai and Solartoff.

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