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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 444 – MIXED BY CORTEX THRILL

Cortex Thrill get behind the decks on this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats with another sublime cosmic inspired progressive journey mix from frontman Ivo T. Montina. From the early years of Bonzai Records, Cortex Thrill brought their sound to the masses, helping to define an era in the process. In recent years the focus has been on the progressive house sound with live performances at the forefront. Expect to be thoroughly entertained with tracks and remixes from Hanz Zimmer, Remake, Anton Make, Iga Dep, Ziger, ARTBAT, Danito Athina, Stan Kolev, Tim Penner, Jamie Stevens, Sam Heyman, Matan Caspi, Wally Lopez, Cherry, Maceo Plex and more.

8 March 2019 RADIOSHOWS Read more

AIRWAVE – IN THE MIX 007 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Following the hugely successful In The Mix 006, we are excited to bring you the next instalment, In The Mix 007 which features our very own music maestro, Airwave. Filled with over 2 hours of sublime progressive grooves, this double set takes us on an epic journey that builds and builds to a wonderful climax. For the longest time, Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave has remained a firm favourite in the trance and progressive scene as his army of fans will testify. With several studio albums, hundreds of releases and remixes under his many different guises, it’s no wonder he commands the respect of his peers. Laurent is also known for his modesty, integrity and genuine connection with his fans. For the last number of years, he has traversed the globe, delivering his unique, energetic DJ style to clubs and festivals. Recently he completed a whirlwind tour of Australia and, no doubt there will be more tours in the coming months. In the studio is probably where you would find him at his most creative. He carved out his sound over the years and in the last few months he has taken things on a lightly different direction, going deeper into the progressive sound. This was manifested on his latest release Bliss, which gained great support across the board. There is so much to talk about when Airwave is the subject, but for now we will let you enjoy the music.

6 November 2018 FEATURED  UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – ECLIPTICUM FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai legend Cortex Thrill returns to our progressive imprint with another stellar slice titled Eclipticum which features two mixes from creator Ivo T Montina as well as three solid remixes. From the sweaty darkened rave scene of the mid-nineties, Cortex Thrill has stood the test of time and evolved their sound while utilising the cutting-edge technology of the day. In its contemporary form, that sound has bridged the gap between progressive and tech resulting in a hybrid genre that is unique and inspiring. Ivo’s previous outings here in recent years have certainly lived up to that and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.

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CORTEX THRILL – ECLIPTICUM [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Bonzai legend Cortex Thrill returns to our progressive imprint with another stellar slice titled Eclipticum which features two mixes from creator Ivo T Montina as well as three solid remixes. From the sweaty darkened rave scene of the mid-nineties, Cortex Thrill has stood the test of time and evolved their sound while utilising the cutting-edge technology of the day. In its contemporary form, that sound has bridged the gap between progressive and tech resulting in a hybrid genre that is unique and inspiring. Ivo’s previous outings here in recent years have certainly lived up to that and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.

22 October 2018 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LIO Q – AEDES [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Lio Q joins us at Bonzai Progressive with this fine debut slice titled Aedes which is beefed up by two solid remixes from Alex Vidal and Cortex Thrill. Lio Q was always passionate in all aspects of his life, that’s how he found music which quickly became a part of himself. in 2012 he began his career, seduced by the sounds of house and other genres before he found his way to progressive house. A young artist, his productions are characterized by an intense groove and harmonies. His works have received support from Henan Cattaneo, JOOF, Rick Pier O Neill and Danilo Ercole to name a few. He promises to keep growing and contributing the best he can. We’re excited to have this outstandingly talented artist here at BP.

27 August 2018 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 372 – MIXED BY CORTEX THRILL

Cortex Thrill head up this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats with a sublime trek deep into the progressive world with trimmings of trance and tech house. One of Bonzai’s earliest acts, Cortex Thrill have delivered quality tunes to the label which have helped shape the sound the world has come to love. After several years hiatus Cortex Thrill returned with the explosive Mitochondria which was followed by the equally impressive Utopia (Colonization). Cortex Thrill have developed a superb live PA, combining live elements with DJing which wows the crowd wherever they perform. In the mix today you can expect a building set that culminates with a tech blowout. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Rodriguez JR, Jeremy Orlander, Pryda, Mata Caspi, Tiesto, Jerome Isma-Ae, Paul Thomas, Kastis Torrau & Arnas D, Rick Pier O’Neil, metrONomes and Age Of Love are all on hand to take us on this wonderful journey. The perfect fodder to get the weekend party started.

20 October 2017 RADIOSHOWS Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE – ADE 2017 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

It’s that time of year again when we head off to ADE and join in the maelstrom of meetings and networking interspersed with bouts of alcoholic beverages. It’s always an exciting time for us to meet old friends, make new ones and hear some excellent music in the process. That is why we like to accompany our treks to Amsterdam with an epic soundtrack compiled with avid collectors and discerning clubbers in mind. Our ADE 2017 compilations features a host of top artists with tracks and remixes from the likes of L.S.G., Rise And Fall, Phi Phi, Stan Kolev, Airwave, Basil O’Glue, Roddy Reynaert, Matin Caspi, Gai Barone, Iga Dep, Rick Pier O’Neil, Manu Riga, Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra, Cortex Thrill, Alex Vidal, Greg S, Crocy, Bob The Groove, AudioStorm and Nico Parisi to name just a few. The perfect collection, jam packed with everything from smooth progressive vibes to the more deeper sublime progressive grooves, which are the perfect tools to ensure a fluid, dynamic set.

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CLUB TRAXX – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE 21 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Our Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 21 which contains a hugely impressive line-up of 20 solid progressive cuts. These tracks will beef up your collection while ensuring you have the perfect tools to take the floors on a magical journey. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Nico Parisi, Nigh Shift Master, Cortex Thrill, Thorin, Platunoff and Blufeld, Paul Angelo and Don Argento, Pavlin Petrov and Graham Lloris, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Iga Dep, Sonsez, Cryss, Bob The Groove, Eugene Becker, Roddy Reynaert and Phi Phi, Stan Kolev and many more offer up tantalising grooves to get the party into full swing. An absolute must have pack in your arsenal.

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IBIZA 2017 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

As the Summer season approaches hordes of hedonistic clubbers will head to the White Isle for weeks and months of hard partying. To get you in the mood we’ve selected some of our finest progressive house cuts that are sure to get you there ready for anything. Tracks and remixes from Airwave, Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert, Valleraphon ft Dammy Ari, Manu Riga, Ricardo Piedra, Matan Caspi, Thorin, Cryss, Neptun 505, Ruslan Vashkevich, Cortex Thrill, Andy Leavy, Jam El Mar, Eugene Becker, Joc H and many more from Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian will certainly set the tone. This one is a definite must.

31 May 2017 UPDATES Read more

IBIZA 2017 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

As the Summer season approaches hordes of hedonistic clubbers will head to the White Isle for weeks and months of hard partying. To get you in the mood we’ve selected some of our finest progressive house cuts that are sure to get you there ready for anything. Tracks and remixes from Airwave, Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert, Valleraphon ft Dammy Ari, Manu Riga, Ricardo Piedra, Matan Caspi, Thorin, Cryss, Neptun 505, Ruslan Vashkevich, Cortex Thrill, Andy Leavy, Jam El Mar, Eugene Becker, Joc H and many more from Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian will certainly set the tone. This one is a definite must.

30 May 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – UTOPIA (COLONIZATION) FEATURED BY BEATPORT

After a hugely successful return to Bonzai Progressive with Mitochondria in 2016, we welcome Cortex Thrill back in 2017 with the superb Utopia which features two top notch remixes from Thorin and Fabian Jakopetz. Regarded with high esteem in the music production world Cortex Thrill’s style and sound helped shape an entire scene back in the early nineties. Throughout the years the Cortex Thrill sound has moved effortlessly with the times, right up to today it brings a unique dynamic that reverberates beautifully, slotting into progressive sets with ease. The Cortex Thrill studio remains a hub of activity with lots of work being done not only for Bonzai but for Soul Access and for the Croatian electronic music scene in general. Lots more to come out of Croatia so stay tuned for more.

19 April 2017 UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – UTOPIA (COLONIZATION) (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

After a hugely successful return to Bonzai Progressive with Mitochondria in 2016, we welcome Cortex Thrill back in 2017 with the superb Utopia which features two top notch remixes from Thorin and Fabian Jakopetz. Regarded with high esteem in the music production world Cortex Thrill’s style and sound helped shape an entire scene back in the early nineties. Throughout the years the Cortex Thrill sound has moved effortlessly with the times, right up to today it brings a unique dynamic that reverberates beautifully, slotting into progressive sets with ease. The Cortex Thrill studio remains a hub of activity with lots of work being done not only for Bonzai but for Soul Access and for the Croatian electronic music scene in general. Lots more to come out of Croatia so stay tuned for more.

17 April 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIKS BEATS 322 – MIXED BY CORTEX THRILL

Cortex Thrill makes his Bonzai Basik Beats debut with a superb selection of quality cuts for our listening pleasure. One of the Bonzai originals from the early nineties, it was almost 20 years since we’d released any of this guy’s music. But that all changed when he delivered the impeccable Mitochondria which went on to rise high in many charts gaining great support. Much more to come from Ivo and his crew so stay tuned for more. The mix this week features tracks and remixes from Marc Romboy, Hale Bopp, K. Oshkin, Stan Kolev, Manu Riga, Kevin Vega, AudioStorm, Yuriy From Russia, Boris Brejcha, Cortex Thrill and others.

4 November 2016 RADIOSHOWS Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE – ADE 2016 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

It’s been a year already from our last foray into the mosh-pit of networking, PR, meetings and general pure unadulterated fun that is the Amsterdam Dance Event. This year we aim to delight once more with a seriously jam packed compilation filled with some of the very best cuts over the last 12 months from Bonzai Progressive. ADE 2016 (Bonzai Progressive) features 50 progressive slices from a host of artists including tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Rise and Fall, Kevin Vega, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Stan Kolev, Cortex Thrill, Rick Pier O’Neil, Jakhira, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matan Caspi, Crocy and many more. You know we always do it in style, so grab your copy of this veritable who’s who in the progressive world, and if you’re in Amsterdam between 19th – 23rd October, come and say hi.

12 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE – ADE 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

It’s been a year already from our last foray into the mosh-pit of networking, PR, meetings and general pure unadulterated fun that is the Amsterdam Dance Event. This year we aim to delight once more with a seriously jam packed compilation filled with some of the very best cuts over the last 12 months from Bonzai Progressive. ADE 2016 (Bonzai Progressive) features 50 progressive slices from a host of artists including tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Rise and Fall, Kevin Vega, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Stan Kolev, Cortex Thrill, Rick Pier O’Neil, Jakhira, Phi Phi, Audio Noir, Matan Caspi, Crocy and many more. You know we always do it in style, so grab your copy of this veritable who’s who in the progressive world, and if you’re in Amsterdam between 19th – 23rd October, come and say hi.

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