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Richard Harrington & Beat On debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb After life. Richard Harrington may well be a new DJ name to your ears but he is neither new or a DJ. He’s much more than that having been a prolific producer, writer based in his own London studio for the last 18 years. He has created over 400 releases on vinyl, CD and Digital download under different pseudonyms across various genres of dance music. In 2018 Richard teamed up with MSeries and created the Knoxturnal partnership, to date their remix of Sunny on Tonspiel has racked up 30,000 streams on Spotify and they have just remixed the new single from house legend Eddie Amador due out this summer. Beat On aka Travers Beaton is a creative and passionate DJ, producer. Born and raised in South Africa, then later moving to the UK, he was profoundly influenced by culture and the irrefutable heartbeat and soul of Africa. Understanding first-hand the simplicity of the rhythm that flow with every breath we take. By the early 90’s a youth influenced by blues, 70’s disco, and bands like Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys had fused with the rise of rave culture and house music. His sound is bass driven and emotional and to date he has racked up several releases across various labels. We’re delighted to see both guys here at BP.
The O.R.B. trio are at it again, this time they’ve conjured up the superb – Sound Of A Sid, for our feet stomping pleasure. CJ Bolland, Steve Cop and Dany Van Der Rieten aka DJ Steel, are not wasting time, they’re making sure that the crowd knows they’re around when the energy levels rise and their tunes are blasting out of the speakers. This one follows Liquid 999, and we’ve no doubt it will be just as well received by those that know.
Nico returns to Bonzai Progressive with, Mississippi, alongside two excellent remixes. This one follows, Liberta, from the Summer of 2019, and stands to be yet another well received cut. For many years he’s been at the forefront of dance music as both a DJ and producer. It all started with a DJ gig at the infamous Atmoz club, from there he enjoyed success playing at Belgium’s top venues as well as travelling the world. He has also brought his skills to many festivals with regular appearances including Bonzai Retro, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop and a host of other notable events. His foray into the production world started with a demo he sent to Antler Subway which was met with success when he saw his tracks championed across the world by the likes of Tiesto, Oakenfold, Cox, Van Buuren and many more. After a period of time with EMI he signed an exclusive contract with the legendary Bonzai Progressive where his brand of smooth, deep, progressive vibes would shine. Nico now boasts a hugely impressive catalogue of original works and remixes which continues to grow with every expertly crafted construction.
Stradivalli debuts on BP alongside our very own stalwart, Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev, with the superb Space Motion which is backed up with remixes from Cortex Thrill and Ricardo Piedra. Ukraine based Stradivalli is proving to be an immense talent, and has already secure releases on various labels, working with Vlad on other projects also. Israeli DJ and producer Vlad is no stranger to these shores, his last outing for us titled, Gravity proved popular among many. He first started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old and, after completing his studies, 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 various styles. He has also been composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects.
Relaunch returns to Bonzai Progressive with a delicious new album titled Anja which consists of 10 beautifully woven tracks that will captivate the mind, body and soul. Having wowed us with his last album, Maybe, this guy continued to deliver the goods with everything he churned out. Relaunch was inspired by the legendary Dorian-Gray parties at the Frankfurt Airport and soon became interested in all kinds of electronic music in the early 90’s. Starting as a passionate club goer, he moved to DJing and ultimately to producing and remixing with a high creative output. His sets are a mixture of atmospheric and impulsive sounds in which he knows how to rock and lead the crowd and to give them their kick. His brand of energetic and atmospheric sounding progressive house won over legions of fans and brought him to even greater heights. He also remains one of the most sought-after producers’ and remixers on the scene, working with international artists and labels. We are delighted once again to be releasing another one of his studio albums and we hope to see much more in the future.
Allan McLoud aka Scottish DJ and producer Allan Michie debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the tantalising progressive grooves of his two track, Reset EP. From a very young age Allan was listening to music, playing different instruments and ripping guitar amps apart to find out how they work. In the late 80’s he started to DJ and produce Jazz influenced Hip-Hop using a Commodore C64 and Amiga 500 with self-built interfaces, but soon found his love for electronic music after becoming captivated with the sounds of 80’s synth music. He started out making breakbeat before finding the fledgling acid sound and finally finding his passion producing trance, which was influenced by the Dorian Gray sound of the time. He then started DJing in Clubs in North Germany making a name for himself and then deciding to move to the Stuttgart area where he started doing studio work for Unsubmissive Records. Throughout the years after, he released a plethora of music on several labels which were championed the world’s top jocks. Over the past several years he’s been collecting and repairing old analogue synthesizers and rebuilding his studio where he has a new mission to create more outstanding music for our listening pleasure. Great to him here at Bonzai and we hope to hear more in the future.
Phi Phi and Manu Riga join forces once again to bring us two distinctly unique tracks on Voyage a Goa. This one is the duo’s second stint in the studio together and once again the chemistry is magical as you will witness. Philippe and Adriaan are both stalwarts for us having provided a plethora of original and remix works, with consistent quality, over many years. Their tracks are championed around the world and both can boast a dedicated following. It’s a pleasure once again to release another fine slice from these masters of their trade.
Nibiru debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a fresh two tracker titled The Circus Noon. Dark and moody vibes greet us on The Circus Noon, including a tech flavour that blends effortlessly with the progressive groove. Solid beats provide a platform for a twisting, cascading flurry of synths that carry a soft hint of acid. A deep bassline sends vibrations through the track with note changes adding a dynamic to the sound. The break reveals a much darker element with a cinematic feel before building back to the main groove. Top-notch stuff, not to be missed.
Manu Kenton joins the Bonzai Progressive roster with the fantastic, For My Darling. Manu started with his own weekly show on radio Galaxy in 1993. In 2002 he got offered a residency in one of the greatest techno clubs in Belgium, LAGOA, smashing the dance floor every single Saturday with passion and determination. This led to securing gigs at all the top spots including festivals and mega parties. In 2005, still focused on his proper hard techno style with high quality productions, Manu got to the top and became the founder of Frenchtek. He signed multiple tracks to top labels and climbed the charts on major portals. He is now a master in the art of mixing and producing and resident in the major Liberty White parties where he gets his own events called THE MANU KENTON REUNION.
Turkish DJ and electronic music producer Hakan Ozurun marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Leave It Be. He started his musical career as a progressive and trance DJ in 2010. After 3 years as a DJ, he found this was not enough for him and so he started making his own originals and remixes in 2013. He started producing and releasing his tracks professionally on Addictive Sounds in 2016. He has released music on BQ Recordings (Proton), Blue Soho Recordings and OHM Music. Some of his releases climbed many charts, including the Beatport top 100. We’re delighted to have him on board.
Serbian DJ, producer Darko Lobor aka Lobor D debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Sunbeam EP. Darko boasts a distinctive sound which is a blend of old school and contemporary progressive house motifs that always strive to take the listener on a robust and fantastically colourful journey. Since 2012 he’s been putting on events at his residency in Pancevo, collaborating with a host of other DJ’s from across Europe. Another one of his passions is the development of the local and regional electronic music scene. Aiming to bring the Techno sound home, he started out as part of the team that was collaborating with EXIT festival on organizing promotional parties while EXIT fest was still its infancy. Later on, he joined the Sound of Ibiza organization and radio show by the same name that was both organizing electronic music events and promoting local talent by teaming them up with the best artists from all over Serbia. Working on empowering authors and musicians alike, he was also part of the fair share organization which launched an online distribution platform for producers, musicians, and bands. For the past several years now, he is a founding member of the ASAP DJ organization which is bringing together all electronic music artists from the city of Pancevo, hosting and promoting local events.