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After the recent success of his In The Mix 006, we welcome back Gai Barone with the delicious progressive grooves of Myonic which comes backed up with two quality remixes from Airwave and Rick Pier O’Neil. Gai Barone remains one of those artists who impresses with everything he does, always surprising us with new sounds and inspirations. When we got to hear his super tight DJ mix for our In The Mix series we were blown away, we loved it so much we ran a physical CD release which proved quite popular. Gai usually finds himself playing gigs at many locations around the world and recently he was a guest at our event at Fabriek Eskimo in Gent.
We welcome back Andrew Lewis to Bonzai Progressive with another superb effort in the form of his new Protect EP. Hailing from Scotland, Andrew is an electronic music producer with almost two decades of experience. This one marks his third outing here and is a fine example of his acute skills in the production world. He combines a deep knowledge of various genres along with solid DJ skills making him one to watch.
After a successful vinyl run which included the Robert Babicz # 1 remix and the Original, we now have the digital release from Van Czar & Ken Ishii’s Kitai which includes a brand new Dub Mix to keep things spicy. Belgian technoist Van Czar continues to impress with his creative talent, he is all about the music with quality always at the forefront. This one is Van’s third vinyl cut on Bonzai in recent years and we hope to see much more in the future. Ken Ishii began his long career in music when he got signed to R&S Records back in 1993. His music resonated throughout the world and gained him countless awards in the process. Ken has been regarded internationally as one of the Japanese pioneers who can create world class electronic sounds. In 1998, he produced the official theme song for the winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and it was played in more than 140 countries around the world. Down the years he has also produced music for films and has toured the world several times, unleashing his special brand of techno to the masses.
We welcome back Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza to BP with the superb Mbira which comes with two solid remixes from Wally Lopez and Sunlight Project. This one follows their early 2018 debut – Cages – which was very well received indeed. They’ve been prominent figures in the dance music scene for many years now. They doubled as part of the hugely successful Starchasers back at the turn of the millennium and since then they’ve racked up a very impressive catalogue under various guises. Their works have appeared on several top labels and their music is consistent with pure quality and inspiration.
After the recent success of the release of Netherworld in 2017 and the sublime remixes which accompanied it, we’re delighted and excited to deliver another round of remixes from the legendary CJ Bolland and fellow veteran Solee. One of the definitive tracks of a generation, Netherworld has become one of those go-to classic tracks that never fails to raise the roof. From the mind of the genius that is Oliver Lieb, it really is no wonder why such a track remains an important slice of electronic music, both in its place in history and in the contemporary makeover it received last year (2017). It’s exciting to have Oliver as part of the Bonzai family and if you are lucky enough to be going to Tomorrowland you can listen in awe to his masterful DJ set on our Bonzai stage.
We welcome back Abity to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Pimpollal EP. Argentina natives Jóse Duque and Bruno Signorelli are the minds behind Abity and this one comes after their debut Verwendung back towards the end of 2017. These two close friends both got into music from a young age and they have been working together for many years with great results on the floors and behind the decks. In 2009 the duo released their first EP on the label Buena Musica Recordings which quickly rose the charts on Beatport before peaking at number 16 in the sales charts. In 2010 releases on the prestigious Baroque Records and Remedy Records before securing a major release on Armada Records. They have played alongside many top jocks including Paul Oakenfold, Arty, Sander Kleinenberg, Marco V, Tocadisco, John Acquaviva, King Unique, Andy Moor, Anthony Pappa, D-Nox and many more. In Buenos Aires they have graced the decks at clubs like Pacha, Big One, Privilege, Club One, Caix, Sunset, and so on.
One of Belgium’s much loved artists returns to Bonzai Progressive with (no) Regrets which comes backed up with a fine double remix from Stan Kolev. Greg recently signed to Bonzai and his debut slice Go Away was very well received indeed. After dreaming of working in the music industry from a young age, Greg realised his dreams when he became resident at several top clubs and soon he was a household name in the clubbing scene. He found himself wowing the crowds at Insomnia Nights and Magic. Other regular appearances on the festival scene include Illusion, Bonzai & Friends, Illusion at The Beach, Beachland, Retro Arena, Sunrise Festival, Sunset Festival and more. Greg has now started to organise his own events – Back and Forth and Eccentric where he plans to bring a wide selection of music to the masses. His style is a mixture of Deep House, Tech House, Nu Disco and Retro and wherever you hear him play you’ll know just how much he loves spinning as he takes you to the floor.
Russian producer Bablak debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Phalar which is backed up by a top notch reworking by Violin Girl. Aleksandr Bablak creates intelligent music for intelligent people. His unusual sounds capture the imagination of many which is no surprise as he produces music from his soul. Already he has established himself with an impressive catalogue across various labels including Dear Deer White, King Street Sounds, Chilli Mint Digital, Balkan Connection, Spring Tube, Clinique Recordings and Majestic Family Records to name just a few.
Cypriot artist George Ellinas is back at Green Martian with Hide Away. This is his GM debut after he appeared over on our flagship label Bonzai Porgressive with Illusionize back in 2016. His musical voyage started at a very early age with classical piano lessons and the study of music theory. He then proceeded to study music production at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, and also one of the major turning points for his music journey was working at the legendary Boston Beat Record Store. As well as being heavily involved in electronic music, George also plays in various bands around the island of Cyprus as a keyboardist. He has been recording music for the last 20 years and has also done arrangement and production work for a number of other artist and also his running his own Record Label Sanille Recordings.
Airwave’s deliciously progressive Rain Upon My Skin gets the remix treatment once again with two solid efforts from Rick Pier O’Neil and Crocy. Belgian music maestro Airwave took us along for the ride on his quest for the underground utopia where sublime sounds rule supreme. This one is the perfect start to that journey which, to our delight, will no doubt involve more beautiful moments from this guy’s repertoire. Enjoy this second instalment of remixes.
Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez aka Experimental Feelings returns to Bonzai Progressive with Platonic Love which features the stunning vocals of Connie Di Maria. Toni’s productions regularly feature in many sets from DJ’s around the world and it’s no surprise given his extensive back catalogue that spans many labels. Italian born residing in London, Connie Di Maria enjoys writing her own songs and is currently working alongside talented producers on her first album, definitely an artist to watch for the future.
Techno DJ and producer Ben Knoxx bursts onto the scene with a vibrant, fresh approach to pumping Techno. His first outing for Bonzai was over on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint with a remix on Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra’s Tonic EP. This time he debuts on Bonzai Basiks with Do You Want which is backed up with a sublime remix from the legendary CJ Bolland. Ben Knoxx has all the tools required to churn out quality cuts having been present in the club scene for many years and, he is also a veteran in the music industry as well as a Bonzai legend. A string of Hard Trance and Techno hits in the 90’s certainly put this guy on the map and in more recent years he’s put himself into many different genres under various guises with great success. A new found enthusiasm and outside influences have developed into a desire to get back in the studio and come up with the goods.
Bonzai’s next vinyl outing features three hugely talented artists at the top of their game. Van Czar and Ken Ishii’s Kitai gets the wax treatment with Robert Babicz on remix duties. This one follows the recent digital release which was very well received indeed and, no doubt vinyl collectors and working DJ’s alike will find a place for this in their collection.
Continuing a run of super fine progressive slices, Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with his As Clear As Dream which is backed up by a stellar remix from Rick Pier O’Neil. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun started his online radio show Catalepsy in 2010, which ran for 5 years. Over those years, he grabbed the attention of many top jocks like Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, and Paul Oakenfold and his tracks appeared on many labels around the globe, until Cygnus got a notable release on PVD’s Vandit Records. He then decided to explore new horizons with his sound by debuting on BP in November 2015. After several remixes and appearances on our compilations, he began to deliver top notch original works which always grab a lot of attention. Nice to see him back again and no doubt we’ll see more in the future.
Back at Bonzai Progressive for his 5th offering we find Madrid based Jacob Singer with another hugely impressive slice titled Stellar Gateway EP. His last appearance here – Tayo Caves – proved popular among many, gaining a great deal of support across the board. Jacob Singer started out in music playing the guitar and was heavily influenced by rock and metal bands for many years. After he discovered electronic music however, he soon realised that this is where his passion lay. Always one to watch, delighted to have him back for more.