Bonzai stalwart Nico Parisi returns with another superb cut entitled Silenzio which features a stellar remix from Stan Kolev. Nico is a veteran on the scene with over 20 years in the bag – starting out DJing in several Belgian clubs before releasing his first material on Atmoz. DJing is still a big part of his musical career and in recent years he’s been a regular fixture at our annual Bonzai Retro parties as well as various other huge events in Belgium. On the production front Nico always brings his A game, showcasing his creative prowess and crafting unique progressive soundscapes for our listening pleasure. His last outing here was a specially commissioned remix of Quadran’s Unlovable which went down a real treat among many fans. Prior to this he delivered a solid remix on Stan Kolev’s Circulation.
Belgian DJ and producer Jazzawesz marks his full debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker entitled Protest. We got a taste of his sound back in 2015 with an appearance on our My House Is Your House 12 compilation as well as a listing on The Secrets of the Trade 005 in 2016. Over the last few years he’s been racking up an extensive back catalogue on several top labels, making a respected reputation for quality in the process. Great to have him on board here at BP.
Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with his tenth offering entitled Cachofarra EP. Mario always serves up a real treat with everything he produces. This time he delves into tech house with two tracks that will most definitely represent his superb talents. Previous outing here have proven very popular thanks to high chartings and numerous playlistings.
Portuguese artist LUS debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic The Most Famous Classic EP. Since 2016 LUS has been churning out serious beats on various labels. Known for his deep house grooves, LUS is already a name synonymous with quality and we’ve no doubt this will continue for a long time. Delighted to have him at Piston.
Belgian technoist Van Czar returns to his Bonzai Basiks home with another superb cut in the form of Cherry Lovers. Van is all about the music, he never fails to deliver the goods, with quality always at the forefront. Aside from creating cuts like this he is constantly on the lookout for great new music for his label CZ, which is already gathering a hugely impressive back catalogue of sounds. Last time around on BB Van gave us the impressive Danse Du Petit Matin which was very well received indeed. He has also released several techno gems on his own CZ both as a solo artist and in collaboration with several artists. We always look forward to his latest offerings, he never disappoints.
London, UK based artist Okubo returns to Bonzai Elemental with the sublime four tracker entitled Tsuki. We’re delighted to welcome this hugely talented artist back to Elemental. We first caught a glimpse of Okubo’s wondrous bliss back in the Summer of 2017 with Kofuku and, once again we find ourselves taken on a deep lingering trip into chilldom with this newest slice.
Cryss is back for his third outing on the Bonzai Basik Beats radioshow and we’re in for a real treat thanks to his sublime progressive charged set made up of tracks and remixes from Andrea Cassino, Michael A, Subconscious Tales, Da Luka, Monojoke, Tim Aaron, Paul Kardos, Alex Vidal, K.Oshkin, Robert R Hardy, Ewan Rill, Jacob Singer, Franzis-D, and Roger Martinez. Just the tonic for the start of the weekend, enjoy.
Paris, France based artist Meda debuts on Piston Recordings with his Inside EP. Meda is involved in many projects around electronic music. Management of labels and organization of evenings rub shoulders with the musical production within several projects as well as his first passion, DJing. Musical and dynamic, his mixes allowed him to open the doors to famous clubs and evenings in France and abroad. Rex club, Batofar, Cocobeach, Red Villa, Electromind and Big Banf are just some of the parties he’s played. He’s been a producer since late 2011 and has collaborated with many artists such as Ian Pooley, Robert Armani, Johannes Heil, Antony Shake Skakir, Justin Berkovi and Kolombo with his tracks getting great support from big names on the world stage like Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Dave Clarke, Monika Kruse and Steve Bug to name just a few. Great to have him on board at Piston.
Mexico native JCL aka Jesús Cuevas León debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Rain & Dance EP. Since a young age Jesús has been influenced by technology, this ultimately led him to electronic music. Over the last 5 or more years he has notched up quite an impressive release count across several labels and he has established himself as a respected DJ and artist. We welcome him to Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
One Man Groove aka Ezra De Reus returns to Green Martian with Parallel Love. Ezra began DJing around 1989-90 and was mainly playing Hardcore, this soon led to Techno and Trance and ultimately to Progressive vibes. In 2001 he temporarily stopped DJing and started producing with his first releases coming out on No Bounds Records. A great music lover, we are delighted to see him back for more.
Paul and Don join forces for their Bonzai Basik Beats debut with a sublime set that is sure to get the party well and truly started for the weekend. The guy’s have enjoyed great support on their releases with Bonzai Progressive and they continue to be a much respected presence on the scene. In the mix today you can expect to hear tracks and remixes from the likes of East Cafe, Ampish, Matan Caspi, Dmitry Molosh, Li, Tone Depth, Lanvary, Tim Penner, Dyo Atoma, The Second Sense, Jamie Stevens, Alex Vidal, Robert R Hardy, Youngen, Subandrio, Ziger and Bablak as well as a quality slice form the guy’s themselves.
For 2017 Oliver has created a new solid mix called the Main Mix offering up a wonderful tribute to the original. It delivers punchy kicks and crispy sharp hats alongside bright percussions. Mesmerizing pads fade in as a minimal bassline dances across the groove creating a wonderful re-imagined take on the original. Gated synths ease in to the arrangement and the break on the mix opens up to reveal that beautiful melody. Throughout the track the vocal adds character as well as keeping the classic vibe alive.