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R3cycle and Roy Lebens join forces for their Bonzai Progressive duo debut with the superb Thousand Pound which is backed up by two solid remixes. Both guys have been here before on Matan Caspi & Roy Lebens 2015 cut Klubnichka with R3cycle on remix duty. R3cycle aka Shahar Shtrikman got into music from a very young age. In 1996 he was introduced to music making program Impulse Tracker which led him to get studying to become a sound engineer. With an impressive release count, Shahar likes to focus on creating nice atmospheres and melodies. Roy has also seen a raft of releases on several labels. A bit more mysterious than his studio partner, the guys have worked together on occasion. In 2014 they also had an appearance on our Club Traxx Progressive House 1 compilation. Great to have both on board.
We kick off 2019 in emphatic style with a superb offering from one of our in-house stalwarts, Blufeld and his awesome Anonymous We Stand which features a brilliant remix from Narel. Last time we got a taste of Blufeld’s uplifting progressive sounds was on remix duty for Ottexx’s Welcome To My Space back in the Summer of 2018. For many years Blufeld has been captivated and completely mesmerized into a three-dimensional world of sound, and 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, a producer who works solo to use sound and imagination to output everything that’s inside his heart and mind to create some of the most complex and deepest emotive tracks in progressive house music. For him, electronic music is the pulse of life. Evocative of all genres, yet guided by a set of dynamics and instrumentation very much of its own unique identity. Always the professional with an intelligent sound, his work always gets the office buzzing.
Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with True Romance which is backed up by two quality remixes from Nico Parisi and Experimental Feelings. This one is the latest in a string of quality releases for us over the last few years with the latest effort As Clear As Dream performing very well indeed. 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. After several remixes and appearances on our compilations, he began to deliver top notch original works which always grab a lot of attention.
K.Oshkin makes a welcome return to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Mechanical Dances which comes backed up with two solid remixes. Fresh off the back of his last effort here with Return To Sources alongside Following Light, it’s always a treat when his stuff comes through the inbox and, just like his previous outings here, this one rocks. 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.
Rafa Alcantara debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Hadron & Kepler EP. Also known as DJ Killer, Rafa is one of the most influential DJ’s in Spain having been instrumental in building the electronic music scene there. From the early 90’s he has been a constant presence on the local scene as well as playing on the world stage at top festivals and clubs. He co-founded Negritta Records in 2000 and quickly became noticed by the likes of Pete Tong who offered great support on BBC Radio 1. A great pleasure to have him on board at BP and we hope to see more in the future.
Canadian artist Rob Dawson aka Magnovis returns with the fantastic Rudimentary Hypnosis which features a solid remix from Ewan Rill. Hi last outing here was back in March 2018 with Fifth Dimension which gained great support. Magnovis mindfully crafts music that expresses his infatuation with sound. Each piece is an opportunity to work with people close to him or to explore a new sensation that invokes the desire to groove. He understands that music is a community, and he always intends to bring his values to the soundboard in a way that makes a better experience for listeners and artists alike. Evoking many of the sounds reminiscent of the past, he keeps striving to move forward with fresh grooves and elemental prowess. Citing Victor Calderone, Guy J., Guy Mantzur, Cid Inc., and Chus & Ceballos as his influences, his listeners wholeheartedly agree that he has carved his own signature sound. It’s these personal touches that make Magnovis’ pieces shine. His tracks are infectious, bold, and, most importantly, uniquely his.
We welcome back experienced Belgian artist Manu Riga with his superbly crafted two track slice titled Kurudi. Since 2010 we’ve seen this guy’s sound evolve and mature, taking his sound on a journey to find new ideas and forming unique musical textures. With a hugely impressive original and remix release count, we continue to be surprised by just how talented he is. More recently he has taken to a more direct, club orientated approach, a deeper more upfront style, which is being appreciated by his core fan base and wider music loving community. His latest offering was on remix duties for Night Shift Master’s Code Red which, as expected, gained great support. Over the last several months he successfully took the reins at Vesta Records alongside Rick Pier O’Neill and he continues his monthly radio show, Escape on Progressive Beats radio. It’s always a pleasure when his latest original works comes through the office, because we know we’re in for a real treat.
Matti returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic The Magician which follows his impressive debut, Black Sun from a few months ago. A relative new comer to the scene, Matti aka Turkish artist Ozgun Yasar Bakir started getting into to music in his secondary school years, with encouragement from his family. He began playing guitar for local folk and blues groups in his hometown. Soon after he got into electronic music and from here, he honed his skills, creating his own unique sound. Great to have him back and no doubt we’ll be seeing more from him in the future.
Noosphere aka Niels Paschen, Eberhard Wolfgang Schulz and sometimes with Marcus C Maichel, mark their debut here on Bonzai progressive with the beautifully crafted Talk To The Wind. The project was conceived by Niels and Eberhard with Marcus driving the production end. A hugely talented trio, they made a big splash in 1999 when they released an album on Twisted Records that became an instant classic in the psychedelic world. Here they are turning their hands at progressive house with a couple of quality remixes from Kay-D and Janno Kekkonen. Delighted to have them on board.
Bonzai Progressive is delighted to welcome back Florida based Seth Vogt with his Living For The Sound EP which is the follow up to the fantastic Cinematic which he produced along with fellow Floridian Silva and which included the outstanding solo effort Starz Fade. Seth has been producing dance music professionally since 1996 and has done remixes for many underground acts as well as being commissioned for remixes by household names such as The Script, Korn, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Trina and more. He is the owner of M-Toxin Recordings and has over 200 professional releases on several labels. He has been a resident DJ for HouseFlyz club nights in downtown Orlando for over 8 years, has played the main stage for both Future Sound of Breaks and Dog Eat Dog Records events consecutively during the Winter Music Conference in Miami for the past couple of years. Outside of DJing and producing he has done original vocals for releases on tracks by Agent K, Under This, Kid Panel, Avlish, as well as his own original productions.
The legend that is L.S.G. returns to Bonzai Progressive with the full-on techno grooves of Freakwaves which is the fourth single to be released from his 2017 album Double Vision and features an Oliver Lieb remix as well as a Maxi Version. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge wowing us with his unique electronic music creations. He boasts an exhaustive back catalogue under several guises, moving effortlessly between genres while always delivering quality. L.S.G. is Oliver’s most famous project, but he is also renowned for Paragliders and Spicelab among many other aliases as well as working in several very successful groups. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. Recently Oliver has embraced social media, engaging with his fans, sharing interesting and funny stories from back in the day as well as uploading some cool images of old analogue gear he used to make some of his memorable classics. An outstanding talent we are proud to have here at Bonzai Progressive.
Ultraverse aka Sasha Skiff debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Astropilot EP which is backed up with two quality remixes from Cherry (UA) and Vitaly Shtrum. Sasha has had a very strong passion for electronic music since going clubbing in London. It was at Club UK where he knew he wanted to be a DJ and, influenced by Sasha & Digweed, Lee Burridge, Depeche Mode and others, he did just that. He moved to Dublin, Ireland and finished out his studies into sound engineering before embarking on his career as a music producer and DJ. He currently runs A&R for the popular BC2 Records and he has seen his music released on the likes of Pro B Tech, Balkan Connection South America, Mystique Music, Incepto Deep, OLD SQL Records, NUBE and Morninglory Music. Great to have him on board.
Romanian born Alex Twin debuts on Green Martian with the superb two tracker titled Senin. From a young age he has made the wheels of steel his vocation in life which has taken him to exotic locations around the world. A hard-working DJ, he was resident at Cala Bassa, Elephant and Café Mambo before settling in UAE with residencies at top venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and then on to Sardinia and Monaco. A producer with a growing reputation, his EPs have recently been supported by Ibiza DJs Amine Edge, Iban Mendoza and many others. Alex Twin continues to do all the right things in his growing DJ and production career and it’s great to have him on board.
German DJ and producer Tom Wax returns Bonzai Progressive alongside fellow countryman Dan Hillson with the superb Don’t Stop. For Tom, this one follows his last effort Jippa Jappa while Dan is making his debut. Tom has always been a leading figure in the electronic music scene in Germany since 1988, he has also inspired a lot of DJ’s and producers around the world with his unique sound. After more than 25 years behind the DJ booth he is still on a mission as he releases tracks on labels such as Great Stuff, Toolroom, CR2, Bitten, Bush, Suara, Armada Deep, Toca 45 and Phuture Wax. At the height of the European techno and trance era, Tom was responsible for a vast number of classics under his Arpeggiators, Microbots and DJ Tom & Norman guises. His tracks found their home on R&S, Harthouse and Overdrive Records. He partnered with Thorsten Adler on AWeX and found international fame with It’s Our Future on Plastic City. Dan Hillson aka Hillson is a relative newcomer on the scene. He has several releases over the last few years on quality labels and his unique sound is something that is grabbing attention. Hopefully we will hear much more from him in the future.
We welcome Mendexx back to Bonzai Progressive with his latest effort titled Alcazar which comes backed up with a solid remix from Paul Hamilton. For the last 4 years Mendexx has been carving out a niche within progressive house and, he’s done this with a plethora of quality tracks here on Bonzai as well as other labels. He has achieved numerous Beatport Top 100 positions and several number 1 slots on other portals. He is quickly rising through the ranks and already he has caught the eyes and ears of many giving him a solid reputation on the scene. On the DJ front he has found himself playing at top venues in some of the worlds most exotic locations outing him among the best jocks. Always great to have him deliver new material.