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Our Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 22 which features a host of top notch grooves from the progressive house arena that will enhance your set and keep the floors rocking. We’ve gathered together 20 of the hottest tracks from the last few months and wrapped them up into a convenient package to give your crate a boost. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Manu Riga, Cherry, L.S.G., Rick Pier O’Neil, Nico Parisi, Stan Kolev, Eugene Becker, Crocy, Jacob Singer, Paul Angelo & Don Argento, Adnan Jakubovic, Molka, Pavlin Petrov & Graham Lloris, Montw, Andrew Lewis and more are on hand to deliver the goods. A jam packed compilation that will not disappoint.
Airwave’s latest offering – Rain Upon My Skin, continues to impress, so much so that we’ve got some tasty brand new remixes from two hugely talented artists from the Bonzai roster. Laurent had a hectic 2017 and after a short respite he came back with this monster track to the delight of many. 2018 will see him resume his busy schedule as he balances his time between travelling the world and producing brand mew music for our listening pleasure.
Frankye Lova, Luigi Gori and Stephan Seddel mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the impressive Philla EP. For the last year this trio of artists have been churning out quality vibes on various labels. They switch between different styles with ease ensuring maximum impact on the floors. Milan born Frankye runs his Abhfart radio show on Pureibizaradio. His DJ sets and productions are always looking for energetic and deep sounds influenced by minimal melodies and alternating with breaks, always creating excitement. Luigi started to make music in 1989 and released his first track in 1993. Also known as Presslaboys, this is where he released the bulk of his works over the years. From an early age Stephan was experimenting with music. He started to play at local clubs as a DJ and from there he became fully immersed in the world of electronic music. He has released quality vibes on many labels and continues to wow the crowds when he gets behind the decks. An exciting trio we’re delighted to have on board.
DJ Dag and Matthew Kramer debut on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Bullets Don’t Lie. Highly regarded in the electronic music scene for many years, these guy’s bring their wealth of experience to the table with quality in mind. DJ Dag aka Dag Lerner is best known as one half of early 90’s pioneering duo Dance 2 Trance alongside Rolf Elmer. He was of course responsible for many other hits in various groups and for lighting up the floors at the Dorian Gray and other venues in Germany and across Europe including Space Ibiza and Cocoon. Matthew Kramer aka Matthias Kramer became interested in electronic music from a young age. He also graced the decks at Dorian Gray and has also plied his trade at many venues in Germany and beyond. Matthew and Dag have been in collaboration for many years with a wealth of top tracks on several labels. They’ve produced a plethora of tracks as solo artists and as part of groups that provided the soundtrack to a generation of clubbers and it’s with great pleasure that we welcome them to BP.
Pilato & Yousif debut here at Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Emerald Tablet. Born and raised in South Florida, Pilato is a self-taught progressive house producer. Originally starting music in the techno scene, he decided his sound best lent itself to progressive house. His work has already appeared on well respected labels such as Balkan Connection, Natura Viva, and Kaleydo Beats. His passion as a DJ and perfectionist propelled him to create a unique dynamic sound that tells a story and is distinctive and rare. Yousif is a producer, mixing engineer, and DJ. With his roots originally in techno, Yousif eventually found a passion in progressive house. With a standard of sound that pushes his own limit. He believes that audio mixing is an important skill to master to achieve a timeless sound that will be current for years to come. From his perspective producing isn’t all about throwing loops into a sampler and arranging them, it’s about translating your emotions and creativity into a well crafted tune. Great to have both guys on board at BP.
Van Czar shows up on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint and he introduces techno legend Ken Ishii to the Bonzai family with their fantastic Kitai which is given a solid remix by Robert Babicz. Belgian technoist Van Czar continues to impress with his creative talent, he is all about the music with quality always at the forefront. His last outing was over on Bonzai Basiks with Cherry Lovers and early reactions have shown it will be a floor filler for sure. 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. Delighted to have him on board here alongside our resident techno guru Van Czar.
Ewan Rill returns alongside Bonzai debutant K Loveski with the fantastic three track EP entitled Ametino. Ewan Rill aka DJ and producer Ivan Romanovskii is no stranger to these shores having already secured several quality releases here including original works and remixes. As ever we witness the sheer talent this guy has to offer as he delivers the goods once more. Fellow countryman Konstantin Loveski is a pioneer in the Russian scene and has been a prominent figure in St Petersburgh for many years, playing at its top clubs and parties as well as featuring on the decks in over 70 cities in his home country. His musical palette is varied and it’s this diversity which makes him stand out and be able to join Ewan to make a formidable duo.
Belfast’s own techno guru Louis Irvine returns to Bonzai Basiks with yet another bass bin busting joint that will definitely keep the techno heads very happy indeed. In just a few short years Louis has carved out his own niche with the Bonzai family. A string of quality cuts including Saturn, Alpas, In My Mind and Malfunction performed very well indeed, as did his collaboration with fellow Irishman Conor Doherty on their Orenda project. If you like your techno raw and straight up banging, then you’ve come to the right place.
Scottish DJ and producer Andrew Lewis is back on Bonzai Progressive with his Breathe Again EP which follows the very successful debut Reality Parts. Andrew is an electronic music producer with almost two decades of experience. He started out in progressive music and quickly found a niche with his sublime sound. With releases under Se7enth Fury, Grammaton Records and Sold Soul Records he continues to make a big splash in the industry. He combines a deep knowledge of various genres along with solid DJ skills making him one to watch for the future.
Jakarta based DJ and producer Lily Pita marks her full debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb In A Heart Beat and this one follows a hugely successful remix on L.S.G.’s Supercycle from the end of 2017. Since 1999 Lily Pita has been spreading the love for dance music to the crowds around Indonesia, Europe and Canada. Lily lived for clubbing before she began to develop her passion for DJing. Since then she has been performing at an impressive number of prestigious clubs. Signed onto Spinach Records Management for years, she has amazed her fans worldwide with her performances at Embassy club, Stadium Jakarta, X2, Red Lite Montreal, Dagobert Quebec, Centro Jakarta, Double Six Bali, Sundance Festival and Aquadance Festival Slovakia to name a few. Her sound will blow you away, with a combination various genres, so get ready to be fascinated by this talented artist’s skills.
Fresh off the back of his stunning remix on Crocy featuring Ashley Berndt – Passion, Jacob Singer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the equally stunning Tayos Vaes EP. Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka 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. Now a veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels including his Briah EP on Green Martian which followed several other cuts on Bonzai Progressive. Always a pleasure to have him deliver the good here at BP.
Alexey Koptev a.k.a. St. Petersburg based DJ and producer joins Green Martian with the superb Dancing Under The Stars which features three solid melodic progressive cuts. A newcomer to the production scene, Alexey’s passion for electronic music began in the 2000’s when he was 16 years old. His distinctive feature is the creation of an enchanting atmosphere on the dance floor and clockwork melodies wrapped up in a steady tempo. While DJing his musical selections are distinguished by an easy, but at the same time, in-depth atmospheric sound. The desire not to stand in one place, makes him immerse himself in the search for a new dynamic sound, for the redoubling of the modern public with a special variety. He has dabbled with various genres but now Alexx has chosen Deep and Progressive House, as over time his musical preferences have changed from fast rhythms to more moderate ones, with a deep bass line, melodic synths and ambient overflows.
In pursuit of sublime underground dance music, legendary Belgian artist Airwave returns with a superb track that puts him on a new path, a more direct path that will bring a much more refined underground sound. We remain in awe at this guys talents, ever since those blistering synths on I Want To Believe and the hypnotic grooves of Venus Of My Dreams, we’ve been hooked on his sound. His vast back catalogue is to be revered and honoured and, his crowd pleasing sets are up there with the best. The past 2 years have been great for Laurent, he is a very much in demand DJ with gigs all over the world gaining him the recognition he deserves. A State Of Trance – Utrecht, Bonzai Classics at Fuse and Trance Unity Rave in Canada, Legacy Festival and Dance Love Hub are just a few of the upcoming events Laurent will play at and, the bookings continue to come in. To the delight of many, his famed remix of Jam & Spoon’s Odyssey To Anyoona finally got an official release and quickly became one of the hottest tracks on the scene. We’re always excited when he drops a new track on us and we just know we’ll be seeing much more in 2018.
Canadian artist Rob Dawson aka Magnovis notches up another fine slice of progressive goodness with Fifth Dimension. This one comes fresh off the back of his superb remix of Pathos by Blufeld and Nikko Mavridis and also follows his fantastic debut last year with Nocturn. 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, Magnovis 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. Great to have him back for more.