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Orquesm return to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Techno infused album titled Casus. This one follows their recent debut here with DragOn which performed very well indeed. Orquesm are a Dutch DJ and producer duo aka Jeffrey Bakker & Michael Ulrich. They started out in the nineties playing at some of the biggest nights in the Netherlands alongside a plethora of top, well-known DJ’s, so it’s no surprise that these strong roots have given them the ability to make and play such great music. Their style varies depending on what they feel like producing and all their productions have a strong rhythmic drive as a basis. To date they have a very impressive list of releases to their name on several labels and their sound is championed by many well-established jocks and producers. Great to see them back.
R3cycle and Roy Lebens to Bonzai Progressive with Babylon which follows their debut here with Thousand Pounds at the start of 2019. 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. Nice to see the back for more progressive goodness.
DJ and producer Kush (MU) is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Side Effects EP and this one follows the equally superb Night Owl from the Summer of 2017. Kush was interested and passionate about music since his early childhood. He started to learn the basics of music using a keyboard at the age of 5. Growing up, he discovered the possibility of making music using computers and grabbed the opportunity to develop his skills and talents to produce electronic music. He was also part of a local rock band as a keyboardist. He is into many different genres of music and his electronic music inspirations and selections are rooted in groovy beats, heavy bass lines, emotive chords, dark synths, percussive, melodic and old school soundscapes. Great to have him back for more.
Tom Wax and Dam Hillson join forces once again as they return to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic I Believe I Can which follows hot on the heels of their impressive double act debut single, Don’t Stop. 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. Always an exciting time when these two get behind the mixing desk.
Matti aka Turkish artist Ozgun Yasar Bakir is back at Bonzai Progressive for his third outing with the superb Crackbrained EP. This one follows his early 2019 cut The Magician which gained support from across the board. Matti started getting into 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. After several releases he has developed a solid reputation among his peers and we’ve no doubt this trend will continue, great to have him back for more.
Transient Motion aka Liverpool, UK based artist James Webb marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the energetic Spectra EP. James is a lover of many different genres of music, his influences range from Rock and Indie to Trance, Techno, Hip Hop, Drum n Bass and Classical. He uses these influences to carve out his own unique sound, weaving different styles into a blend of uplifting progressive based tech and trance. He had his first release in 2017 which gained great support. An up and comer with a lot to offer and definitely one to watch.
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.