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Our popular Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 23 which boasts a plethora of top-notch quality vibes for the serious collector and working jock. 20 of the hottest cuts to come out of Bonzai Progressive over the last several months are present in this expertly compiled contemporary pack. We’re proud to include upcoming and established artists, with each delivering their own unique sound such as, Airwave, L.S.G., Manu Riga & Hypnotized, Gai Barone, Tom Wax, Following Light & K.Oshkin, Sunlight Project, Enertia Sound, Crocy, Matan Caspi, Cherry (UA), Rick Pier O’Neil & Chris Gavin, Solee, Stan Kolev, Ewan Rill, Ricardo Piedra, Koschk, Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza, Greg S, AudioStorm, Iga Dep, Alan Ibanez, Wolfson, Ruslan Jaafreh, Chelakhov, Ivan Lu and Christian Monique.
Matti joins us at Bonzai Progressive with a superb debut slice titled Black Sun. 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. This three tracker will certainly gain a lot of attention due to the quality production on offer and, we hope to see more from this hugely talented artist in the future.
Fresh off the back of remix duties for Bob The Groove’s My First Day Beyond The Sky, Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns with the acid laden Code Red which is backed up with a superb remix by Manu Riga. 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.
We welcome Bob The Groove back to Bonzai Progressive with his fourth outing titled My First Day Beyond The Sky which is backed up with two solid remixes. This one follows his superb remix on Anthony Yarranton’s Meridian and proves once again that the Frenchman knows how to produce the goods. A mysterious character, Bob The Groove lets his music do the talking. He has seen releases on several labels over the years like AH Digital, Abstract Space Records, 238w, D&R Digital, Aeriform, Hydrogen and 3xA Music. As always, it’s a pleasure to have him on board.
Checco Esse returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Marta’s Theme. We normally see this guy paired up with Adriano Dodici but this time he is flying solo. Checco first got into music in the early 90’s. He started to DJ in local clubs, quickly becoming a well-known name on the local scene thanks to support from the likes of Alex Neri who got him to play at his club. In 1995 he released his first production titled Poseidon which gained a lot of support and radio play.
Dani Sbert marks his Bonzai Basiks debut with powerful techno grooves on the two track Fidelity EP. Spanish born DJ and producer Dani was always destined to be in the music business having been seduced by rhythms from a young age. At just 14 years old he got his first set of Technics which enabled him to hone his skills and amass a large collection of classic vinyl. He has graced the decks all around the world and many venues, playing alongside a host of top jocks. On the production front he boasts a hugely impressive release count which cover a multitude of labels. He has had more than 500 Top 100 Beatport entries and his music is championed by many on the big stage and the small stage. Dani has a long, detailed and very fulfilling music career and we’re delighted to have him here at Bonzai Basiks.
Ivan Nikusev and Steiss debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Rising which is backed up with two solid remixes. These guys have been working together for a number of years now, boasting several releases on a host of labels with great support from across the board. Macedonian DJ and producer Ivan hails from the old school progressive scene and this one marks his full BP debut, he has appeared on a few compilations for us in the past and it’s great to have him on full release duty. In 2011 he founded OLD SQL Recordings which has built a solid artist and fan base across the world. His experience as a DJ took him to many countries and their festivals as well as guest spots on many radio shows. His own tracks have been championed by the cream of the crop and have been released on top labels including JOOF Recordings, Perfecto and Enhanced to name just a few. His friend and studio partner Steiss aka fellow countryman Daniel Trajkovski is more of a mysterious character who has worked extensively with Ivan in the past. He has also appeared on several labels and his distinct sound resonates through the scene. We’re delighted to have both guys here.
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.
Cherry (UA) aka Ukraine based DJ and producer Oleh Cherkes returns to Bonzai Progressive with the epic Hello. This will be his third outing here with his last effort titled Alma gaining great support. He also delivered a stunning remix on Gai Barone’s Flash which became a hot favourite among many as well as charting on Beatport. No stranger to the scene, Oleh has several releases on various labels and his music enjoys a lot of support from across the board. He is also known for his dynamic, building sets that always pleases the crowd.
Popular Brazilian DJ duo E-Light aka Emerson Ramos and Gilmar Santos debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker titled Controversy EP. This dynamic duo is responsible for some seriously rocking parties throughout Brazil and beyond. The formed E-Light and have notched up a solid rep since then. With more than 13 year’s experience in the music world between them, we’re delighted to have them on board.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer makes a welcome return to Green Martian with the two track EP titled Elohim. This one follows his last effort, Urantia over on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint. Jacob 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 and it’s always great to have him here.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Ruslan Haievyk aka MacroVision shows up on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with the superb three track EP titled Skyroom. Recently he debuted on Green Martian with Aurora EP. His 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 few years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio. His DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic.
Switzerland based Bruno Kaufmann aka F-Act returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Detuned World. This one follows his excellent Disruption and that special remix of debut Yves Deruyter – Calling Earth as part of our special Bonzai Classics Remixed compilation. Bruno’s love for music is not very surprising as he was surrounded by instruments and technology through his childhood as his father was the owner of a music studio. His passion for electronic music was started when his father came home with the album Oxygene by Jean Michael Jarre, the futuristic sounds are fascinating to him until today. He proved his feeling for rhythm and music at the age of seventeen when he got his first DJ gigs. Since 1993 he has been producing music as F-Act, mostly as a hobby but in the early 2000’s he’s churned out a plethora of tunes on various labels with great support from around the world.
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.
Swiss DJ and producer duo BR!TCH debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Fallout. The project began with a great friendship between François Renevey and Jérémie Perreaud who decided to get together in 2015. They soon began to play DJ sets in different Swiss clubs and festivals including MAD Club, Globull, Free4Style and more. Alongside their live performances, the duo also worked actively on music production releasing original tracks on various respected labels such as Istanbul Records, Plasmapool or the legendary, NYC based, King Street Sounds (Nite grooves). Their releases stand out with a unique sound that combines groove from the club culture and melodic chords. 2018 is full of promise with different releases on Synox Digital and Ensis Records among others. Great to have them on board here at BP.