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Our next Bonzai Progressive release features a debut from a host of artists who’ve come together to deliver a top-notch collaboration for the two tracker Earth Or Heaven. Moodigliani, Mad Boss and Bnny join forces to bring a wealth of experience to the table. Moodigliani are producer, DJ duo Fiorenzo D’amore aka DaSouL and Antonio D’Amato aka Tatonka. Mad Boss are Antonio D’Amato, Dario Paltanin and Maurizio Brusadelli. All artists have gained a solid rep in their respective fields, be that tech-house, techno, deep house and progressive house, these guys have been involved in all in some way over the last number of years. They all boast impressive release counts on several quality labels and appear regularly at exclusive parties and events. We would need a whole lot of web-space to go into detail about this group, but instead we’re gonna let the music do the talking.
Those Old Rave Bastards from O.R.B. are on the loose again, churning out yet another banging Techno joint in the form of Red Tram. CJ Bolland, Steve Cop and Dany Van Der Rieten aka DJ Steel just cannot stay away from the studio, we can only imagine the fun they’re having coming up with tracks like this. Since the launch of After Dark and the debut release, It’s Just Music followed by Sonic Solution’s The Hornet, the message has been clear, have fun and enjoy the music. The guys have laid down a sound which represents all the pristine glory of modern production techniques alongside the very essence of that nostalgic sound from the heydays of rave. They have impressed so far and we have no doubt this will continue, come along for the ride and simply enjoy the music.
Celebrated Croatian artist Ivo T Montina aka Cortex Thrill returns with another sublime progressive cut for our listening and dancing pleasure. Ivo is an artist who has come up through the ranks and through the years. He got his first big break with Bonzai back in the early nineties and Cortex Thrill tracks soon became synonymous with the sound of that era. He moved away from that style of Techno to a much more involved, deeper groove and soon he found progressive house. But his style of progressive house is unmatched, it carries a blend of rich, soft, aggressive and melodic tones that are woven together beautifully. His last effort here was on remix duties for Koschk’s Dystopia and prior to that we were treated to the fantastic remix on Blufeld & Nikko Mavridis’ Iris, already this year we are spoilt. So much more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.
Mexico native Mauricio Olivos aka DJ and producer Coss Bocanegra debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three track EP titled The Room. Mauricio burst onto the scene in 2015 when he signed his first ep with UK based Detour Musique. His perseverance and creativity have made him adapt to new sounds and methods of producing, expressing his ideas and feelings in each of his tracks. He has recently spread his sound internationally having signed to various labels including our very own Bonzai Progressive. When he’s not in the studio, he provides skillful sets for the In And Out Music crew. We’re delighted to have him on board and no doubt we’ll be seeing more soon.
Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with Dystopia which also features two solid remixes from Cortex Thrill and Matt Black. This one follows the fantastic Made Of Stars from a few short months ago and is right up there in the same vein of quality we’ve come to love from this guy. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun remains consistent in his delivery of quality sounds, he has 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 including PVD’s Vandit Records. Known for a unique, silky smooth progressive groove, we’re always delighted when his latest creation drops through the mailbox.
Brvnni aka Argentinean DJ and producer Franco Bruni debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Moodiness EP. Franco is a DJ in his home town of Buenos Aires where he appears regularly, playing out tight sets to a wanting crowd. He has recently moved into production with a tendency to lean towards the progressive sound with a distinctive tech flavour. We don’t know too much about this guy just yet, but we have no doubt his name will soon be recognised and associated with quality vibes.
LA, California based DJ and producer Ian Nash debuts on Bonzai Progressive, delivering a trio of solid progressive house grooves with The New Black. Born in 1993, Ian was first exposed to electronic music at the age of seventeen when he went to Ultra Music Festival in Miami. He was immediately hooked, and went on to DJ at his college radio station, winning the west-coast division of Tiesto’s College Invasion Tour DJ Competition in 2013. After college, he began producing trance music under the name Cloudchaser, releasing his first EP Across the Sky, on Above All Records in 2018. A trip that same year to Dirtybird Campout turned him into a raving fan of house music. Under the name Ian Nash, he combines his love for house with melodic elements, taking listeners on unprecedented journeys through groove, both at home and in the club. We’re delighted to have him on board.
After Dark is proud to present the brand new two tracker from Sonic Solution titled The Hornet. CJ Bolland and Steve Cop have reinvented their 1991 project for the 21st Century, and man have they created a Techno gem. Their last SS release was over 25 years ago and now, with this new sound, it just feels like yesterday. From the gut busting Beat Time to the warehouse razing Bagdad, these guys made their mark on early rave culture in the best possible way, and they are still revered with huge respect today. CJ and Steve really need no introduction, they remain as passionate about producing and DJing as they did all those years ago and up to today. It’s fair to say that with the launch of After Dark, they have a new wave of energy, taking the oldskool vibe and applying modern day techniques for a blistering hybrid groove that is sure to rock festivals and parties around the world.
DJ Dag and Matthew Kramer return to Bonzai Progressive with more top-notch progressive grooves to wreck the floors this Summer. These guys have decades of experience and their respective journey through electronic music are impressive and inspiring. 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 clear they haven’t finished just yet. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from these two.
UK based producer Anthony Yarranton is back at Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Aircode, which follows his last effort here, Meridian, from the Summer of 2018. Anthony has been an active producer since 2010. His portfolio of work, released on labels such as Proton, Silk, Perfecto Black, Vapour, Transfused Records and Baroque, has gathered support from a wide range of world-famous DJ’s, resulting in live performances in many parts of the UK and Europe. After a short break from producing and a relocation, he returned to his roots presenting a new, fresh, uptempo progressive style that embodies the late 90’s and early 00’s classic sound.
Scott Rotton debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Acid Souls. Scott’s passion for electronic music started in the 90’s, he grew up in the UK listening to 90’s trance. Gatecrasher One was on his doorstep and that’s naturally where he spent most of his early clubbing days, this influence can clearly be seen in his music productions today. Understanding the intricacies of club music has helped Scott become a truly versatile DJ, because of this he has been a staple DJ for some of the world leading brands including 5 consecutive years for Space Ibiza On Tour. His productions are often a modern blend of techno, progressive house and trance, carefully infused into a precisely crafted sonic package. A pleasure to have him on board.