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Matt Black returns to Bonzai Progressive with another fine slab of progressive goodness and, this time he has a solid backing with a remix from Koschk. We first saw Matt here on remix duties for Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth as part of our 25-year special remix series before he gave us the superb Mindscape back in 2017. Matt has been making music since the mid 90’s but it was when he started Segment records in 2003 that his work really began to get noticed. Since quitting the label in 2014 Matt has gone on to have tracks signed to labels such as Stripped digital, Mirabilis and Pro-B-Tech and has had remixes on labels such as Crop Circle, Emotional Content and 3rd Avenue. In the past Matt’s music has been supported by DJ’s such as Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo and has been played on both major radio stations and internet stations such as Proton radio and Frisky. Nice to have him back for more.
Galexis debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Ellipse EP. Since 2017 Galexis has been churning out his unique brand of progressive house. He has already appeared on labels such as Outta Limits, Sounteller Records, BC2 and ICONYC. His music has been enriching the darker inclined dancefloors where he expands the minds of the listener to the extremities of space and the galaxies. Great to have him on board and we hope to hear more soon.
K.Oshkin returns to Bonzai Progressive with yet more progressive goodness in the form of his latest effort titled Aura, which comes backed up with two quality remixes. His last outing here, Mechanical Dances, gained great support, which is no surprise given the sheer talent this guy possesses. Since 2014 he has racked up an impressive discography that focuses in on quality progressive sounds. His work has been released on various labels including Incepto, Sleepless Nights Recordings, Inmost Records, Aeriform Records and Balkan Connection to name just a few. He’s proven himself to be prolific and creative for us over the years and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more from him in the future.
Erich Ledesma Hauser aka Erich LH debuts on Bonzai Progressive with an exciting, vibrant three track EP titled Mindsounds. Argentina native Erich grew up with a strong love of music, he used to play out sounds with his Casio SA-1 piano and this is where he felt the power music has on the soul. Through the 80’s and 90’s he enjoyed the tunes of the era, soaking up the groove and gaining knowledge that would be useful in later years. In 2002 he found the magical allure of electronic music and the real adventure began for him. In 2010 he released his first effort titled Rain and from there he has appeared on a whole host of top-quality labels. He taught himself to DJ and he was rewarded with gigs at local clubs which led to appearances at bigger events all over Cordoba. In 2011 he started his own radioshow called Exorbitant on Frisky Radio. A pleasure to have him on board, this guy is one to watch for sure.
South Wind mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the fantastic two track EP titled Departure. This project is made up by Serbian artists Mina and Bojan Stojilijkovic who have always had music as a part of their lives from they were very young. They formed a deep connection with a great chemistry which led to them getting into the studio, going on to release their first EP in late 2018. The guys are well-established in the psychedelic scene and they pride themselves on making music dedicated to love, understanding and cosmic balance with emotional atmospheres and dreamy melodies. Great to have them here at BP.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Ruslan Haievyk aka MacroVision joins forces with fellow countrymen Isels on the superb Radiance. MacroVision is returning after his last effort Skyroom, while the Isels duo are debuting here. Ruslan’s love for electronic music started with The Prodigy which got him hooked. He also likes soft and powerful sounds with melodic parts. He has seen releases on several labels from across the northern hemisphere and he has won a number of music-based competitions in the last several years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio and his DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic. Isels have carved out a solid reputation on the scene for their quality sounds. They’ve seen several releases on Dbeatzion Records among others and it’s great to have them on board here.
Shake off the Winter blues and get the temperature rising with our latest Winter Music Conference offering for 2019. This year we’ve got a progressive house, techno and tech house showcase that will blow your mind and the speakers. 50 tracks, crammed into one mega pack will be just the fodder needed to keep your parties rocking long into the night. Tracks and remixes from Matan Caspi, Rick Pier O’Neil, Stan Kolev, Tom Wax, Ken Ishii, Van Czar, Gai Barone, Manu Riga, Airwave, Robert Babicz, Cherry (UA), Following Light, R3cycle & Roy Lebens, F-Act, K.Oshkin, L.S.G., Miss Monique, Alan Ibanez, Hisham Sabbah, Magnovis, Greg S, Nico Parisi, Bob The Groove, Iga Dep, Night Shift Master, MacroVision, Anthony Yarranton, Inertia Sound, Lio Q, Fore C, Ewan Rill, Crocy, Ricardo Piedra, Thorin, Seth Vogt and many, many more are all on hand to deliver the goodness. Kick off the Spring party season in style with this collection of gems, you will not be disappointed.
Fresh for 2019, Blufeld and Nikko Mavridis join forces once again and follow up their superb Pothos with the equally superb Iris, which features a solid remix from Bonzai veteran Cortex Thrill. Blufeld remains a stalwart for us at Bonzai. We’ve been continuously impressed with his talents for over a decade and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. He captivates and mesmerizes, taking us into his three-dimensional world of sound. He relishes in his endeavours to maximize all levels of the sonic and emotional spectrum so as to reach and tug at the heartstrings of people who love electronic music. He is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions, just like his last outing here with Anonymous We Stand. Nikko Mavridis is considered to be one of the most respected and well-known DJ’s in Greece. In the 90’s he was one of the most energetic members of DMC Hellas and at the same time he presented a highly rated radio show in Kavala. He is recognised for his ability behind the decks and his unique style and he has graced the stage with many top names over the years. Nikko has been quite busy in making his own music recently. He started recording as Coda with his partners Nicodream and Saki Tee and together they have racked up an impressive release count, which is heavily supported by DJ’s all over the world. Nowadays he is producing his own remixes and originals with his unique deep progressive sound.
Podgorica, Montenegro based DJ and producer Ognjen Vukovic aka AudioStorm delivers the stunning full-length album titled The Day When I Left which is his second album for us at Bonzai Progressive after his equally superb First Steps from 2015. From his early childhood he was fascinated by music. He enjoyed its energy and beauty and it was that which made him decide to follow a career in electronic music. He quickly realised that he had to absorb as many different genres of music as possible and became obsessed with several bands. By the beginning of the 90s, as grunge rock took over, he turned his attention towards the pioneering electronic bands of the burgeoning underground dance scene and in particular the music that was coming from Goa, India. Psy-Trance, as it became known, was for AudioStorm a diverse, forward thinking, adventurous mix of eastern and western cultures and new and older sounds. A melting pot of possibilities. It was listening to this music which inspired him to begin to explore more progressive sounds. As his interest in electronic music grew, he began to write his own tracks. He has a diverse range of releases from Progressive House and Techno to Chill-Out, Lounge and Indie Dance. This clearly indicates a talented producer who does not let genre boundaries cloud his musical vision.
Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Tribalistic which is backed up with a superb remix by Rise and Fall. This one follows the equally fantastic Code Red which gained a lot of support and continues a string of quality cuts thus far. Israeli DJ and producer Vlad started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.
Up next on Bonzai Progressive we have a meeting of minds from two musical maestros, namely, Phi Phi and Manu Riga. This Belgian duo are getting together properly for the first time and we’re blown away by the end product of this much anticipated clash of titans. An introduction is not really needed here, we all know the calibre of these guys and we’re more than familiar with their beautifully crafted works. Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens ranks high among many as a top artist, dedicated to delivering maximum experience to the listener. When he produces music you just know he puts his soul into the groove and, the best part is, he can apply this to several genres as he’s proven in the last few years having delved into the likes of melodic techno, tech, downtempo, chillout and of course progressive house. His last outing, Kurudi, was well received as ever and we hope to see more in the future. Phi Phi aka veteran DJ and producer Philippe Toutlemonde remains at the top of his game after more than 30 years in the business. He has been at the forefront of the dance music scene in Europe during that time and he was a pioneer in the early progressive trance sound. He’s continued to deliver the goods over the last several years and he regularly joins forces with other top producers where he injects his wealth of experience into the project. Always a pleasure having him here at Bonzai Progressive.