Recent posts: The French Connection
Bonzai Progressive joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Tech House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Stefano Noferini, Metodi Hristov, Mindgamers, Sa.Du, The French Connection, Ecco, Fab Code, Kernel Key, Oz Romita, Van Czar, Hilal Tekschneider, Project KF and Mark Prades.
Popular Dutch producer and remixer The French Connection returns with another absolute stunner of an EP.
“Angels” kicks off with a cracking vocal which leads into a tech house groover filled with super synth shots and a strong percussion arrangement. The bassline provides an upbeat vibe and on the break a brilliant piano is accompanied by more top quality vocals. Something different and something that works so well, expect to see this one get a lot of plays.
“My Style” takes the darker road through tech with a sinister sounding deep bass and even more sinister sounding vocal samples. Smooth drums and percussion give a steady rhythm here and on the break we get more of that fantastic vocal and great FX work. Hypnotising grooves and one for the big floors all over.
Best of Bonzai Basiks 2012 comes with original tracks and remixes by Alvaro Maretti & Michael Sanchez, Miguel Bastida, Active Line Six, Ecco, Eric Kanzler, Oz Romita, Jamez, Sa.Du, Project KF, Dee Brown, Radio Source, Markus Ilgner, Simone Girau, Birkenmeier, Jordan Rivera, Cassandria Daiva, Lucio Grandi, Mr. Dello, The French Connection, Kenny Dahl and Andree Wischnewski.
Dutch producer and remix wizard returns to Bonzai Basiks with a superb three track EP filled to the brim with awesome tech vibes.
First up we have the title track “Noah”, kicking off in a kind of funky vibe with a cool synth stab, the tech influences build up and stomp hard by the time the tune breaks, gritty synth and sharp hats prevail and kicks back in with a vengeance bringing with it a huge hard edged sound, massive tune that will get the floors pumping!
“New Rank” is a more minimal approach to the tech sound, big focus on the drum arrangement and percussions, lots of FX sweep by and on the break we get a glimpse of a really cool synth line with a heavy filtered vocal talking about house, big build up kicks in to a serious tight groove, massive sound!
Finally we have “Love, Honor And Dance’ (12 O’Clock Mix)”, again quite minimal with some awesome percussion work and a nice chunky kick, the track moves along at a cool steady pace and then some brilliant sound manipulation occurs, amazing production skills.
Debut artist on Bonzai Basiks Mr. Dello impresses with an electro tech joint backed with quality remixes on “Woadi Moan”.
Dello has been influenced by the synth era of the eighties while listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Yello, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Giorgio Moroder and Pet Shop Boys. After hearing Danny Tenaglia in an Athens nightclub he was hooked into electronic music and started to collect vinyls and get involved in piano lessons. Many study years passed and he ended up working as a sound engineer on concerts all over the world. He is now enjoying a successful DJ career around Greece and continuing to produce quality sounds.
“Woadi Moan” intros with a classic electro kick and builds with lots of bongo percussion and a bouncy bass, lots of brass stabs and a short spoken vocal fill up the sound. On the break a simple melody comes and that brass stab dominates, cool FX add an extra layer, solid rhythm!
On the remix we have Greek artist Sa.Du tweaking the controls to display a mighty tech house vibe. Upbeat sound with lots of Latin inspired percs, awesome deep bassline and sharp, crisp hats, very nice arrangement from a fast growing big name at Bonzai Basiks.
Next up is Dutch producer The French Connection with a quite funky little tech house slice, nice intro with a lot of drums and percs mashed together, the tune then kicks into a cool groove with spoken vocal throughout. Throbbing bass and some really cool sweep FX, on the break things start to funk up with an awesome organ sound.
Ibiza 2K12 – Tech House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes by Rob Small, Mute:, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C & Dubsons, Daniele Kama, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Fab Code, The French Connection, Jasper Jinx, Brisboys, M62, Carl Price, Ecco, Markus Ilgner, Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac, MiniTech Project with Sabatine, Simone Girau, Dahaus, KAGO DO, Stake, Ed Lee and Tofke & Peker.
Third instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Wonji, BeatBlenderz, Rishi K., Sa.Du, Crocy, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C and Dubsons, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Brisboys, Santon, Carl Price, Villa Gombao Inc., Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Charles Ramirez, Middle Rhythm, Ecco, Jamez & Soulboy, The French Connection, Daniel Ray.
New instalment in the Tekhauzen series, this time with original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Markus Ilgner, Hilal Tekschneider, Jasper Jinx, Oz Romita, Mark Prades, Valeria Croft featuring Stoletov, Fab Code, Adrian C and Dubsons, The French Connection, Ze Chezz, Felipe L, Carl Price, Daniele Kama, Ecco, Dimitry Liss and Costas Papa, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Damir Pushkar, Lucio Grandi, Project KF, Dee Brown and Pedro Mercado & Karada.
Ibiza House Doctor #2 compilation with original tracks and remixes from Daniele Kama, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Joal, Adrian C & Dubsons, Lucio Grandi, Carl Price, Oz Romita, Soundmodul & Moffous, Accatone, Simone Girau, Filipa Rebelo, Ed Lee, Luciano Nieto, DJ Groovy, Brett Lawrence, Del Horno, Project KF, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Jasper Jinx, Daily Dose, Ecco, The French Connection and Santon.
End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Bonzai Basiks in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Kentaro Kaji, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, Kernel Key, Daily Dose, Project KF, Ecco, Sa.Du, Kevin Cheung, Markus Ilgner, The French Connection, A. Mochi, Jimmy Galle, Forbes & Ilgner, Luke Fire, Cause & Effekt, Mike Young & Savi Leon, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Jamez, Dee Brown, Fred Tames, Adam Nics , Michael Paterson & Warner Powers, Dean Newton and Di Beatmaker.
At the launch the style on this label was a bit more tuff to describe in a few words. You’ll just have to grab some releases and judge them for yourself. We like to call it the more intelligent progressive approach with the first release with some tech, house and electro influences and yet playable for the more advanced deejays out there. However recently (summer 2010) we decided to go full focus on Techno and Tech-House.
End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Mint & Mustard Recordings in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Fab Code, Oz Romita, Del Horno, Ecco, Dennis Franchi, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Wits To Wear, Jasper Jinx, SoulWave, Ehsan Zadegan, The French Connection, Damir Pushkar, Sebastian Moreno, Carl Price and Erik Iker.
New episode of the Bonzai Progressive Kult compilation series.
Featuring original tracks and remixes by Quadran, Zas & Sanze present Mindgamers, Smart Wave, George V, oneUP, dPen & Nick Varon, inMotion, Matteo Monero, Frangellico, Soundmodul & Moffous, Chantola, Heinrich Kantholz & Drill Wagen, Lucio Grandi, The French Connection, Project KF, Joal, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Damir Pushkar, Ecco, Fab Code, Oz Romita, Del Horno, Kosmorama, Nick Pheomotion, Jamez & Soulboy, Thorin, SynnyS and Kintar featuring Lu Chase.
EPISODE 51: George V – Beauty Of Life (Green Martian)
George V makes a comeback to Green Martian, after the well received Africa single earlier this year.
This time we have the original track Beauty of Life plus three remixes from Manu Riga, Zakat Project and oneUP, making this a strong package.
George V is supported by artists like Airwave, Insert Name, Chantola, Andy Tau, Marko La Rocca, Suzy Solar, DJ Vincenzo to name but a few.
EPISODE 52: The French Connection – Dope And Deep (Bonzai Basiks)
New release from French Connection, this time in Bonzai Basiks.
The release comes with two original tracks, Dope and Deep, plus 2 And A Half.
The French Connection is supported by artists like Jamez, Graham Gold, Zeil100, Fab Code, Jimmy Galle, Tali Freaks amongst many others.
EPISODE 53: Citizen 42 – Focus EP (Bonzai Progressive)
Citizen 42 is the Techno and House alias of Andy MacDougall aka Andy Tau.
Over the last few years Andy has been releasing trance and progressive under the pseudonym Andy Tau and Trilucid, with regular support from top DJ’s and a string of succesful releases on several high profile labels, as well as tracks featuring on Trance Nation mixed by Andy Moor, Gatecrasher Anthems mixed by Paul van Dyk, Trancemaster 7001 and many more.
As well as his involvement in trance Andy is also an accomplished house and techno producer releasing music as Citizen 42, with several tracks lined up for release throughout 2010 and 2011.
In this release for Bonzai Progressive he offers us two original tracks, In Focus and Castle.
EPISODE 54: Solartoff – Deep In The City (Eyepatch Recordings)
Solartoff 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 for 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.
He 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 55: Lights Electronika & Valeria Croft featuring Kash – Multiply (Piston Recordings)
The Lights Electronika project started in the end of the last millennium at one of St.Petersburg’s high schools where the project’s future creators met. Max and Leon shared the same passion for music, hip hop being their major interest. First thoughts about electronic music came to them in 1998 after the guys saw a TV show dedicated to new music styles of the time.
In 1999 the duo lost each other for a while Leon moved to Finland, but after a year they met again in Helsinki where they got to know drum and bass music and went in that direction. Max and Leon dived into the fast-changing world of electronic music. Soulful and Atmospheric D’n’B pushed guys to transform their affection to the style into something more than just a hobby.
Leon learned to use music software to write his first D’n’B samples in Finland while Max started his professional music career as a Dj at one of St.Petersburg’s music promo groups. After gaining the needed experience and some success with audience, Max and Leon united to create a joint project, which started off as a series of parties dedicated to drum and bass.
In 2007 the guys finally got the opportunity to work together when Max moved to Finland. Meanwhile they began to develop an interest to the house music and new experiments led to the creation of the Lights Electronika/Synthetic Pigments projects. The latter one was fully dedicated to the soulful D’n’B.
Since 2007 Max and Leon proved themselves to become a significant part of the electronic world of Finland’s capital with their sets played in mainstream clubs of Helsinki…
EPISODE 56: James Brook – Breakaway (AU Records)
James Brook’s real name is actually the direct translation to his home language, Tiago Ribeiro. Born in 1991, Portugal, deejaying since 2007 and producing since the begining of 2008 (at the age of 16 years old), Tiago started searching for his own sound style and worked on several projects such as “Pry” (where he have produced various variants of house music and released tracks on reknown labels such as “Sundesire”, “Indalo”, “Doctormusik”, “AU”, “Loop 128″ or “Kaos”, selling music worldwide) or “Golden Drop” (where he’ve produced is own played solo pianos, trip hop and experimental sounds).
After 3 years of artistic and technical refining, Tiago Ribeiro iniciated “James Brook” project, where he makes progressive house music, always obeying to the highest professional artistic and technical quality standards, and always keeping a smooth artistic line between his tracks.
EPISODE 57: Oz Romita – The Ultimate (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
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.
EPISODE 58: Daily Dose – Waiting For (Howz Choonz)
Daily Dose is born in Belgium in the year 1989.
At an early age he discovered Electronic Music.
On his sixteenth birthday he got his first set of turntables and started to buy his first records.
Everybody in his family played an instrument but he chose the path of electronic music and it did not take long before he started producing his own tracks.
Slowly he discovered more and more about the wonderful world of electronic music.
He went through a wide variety of different electronic musical genres but ended up with developing a more focused interest in funky and deep sounding house, minimal and techno.