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Dany Van Der Rieten aka DJ Steel heads up our next After Dark outing with the oldskool hardcore-breakbeat inspired Become A Dancer. Dany is a veteran of the Bonzai posse having released tracks under Batteries Not Included with Roel Butzen, D-Bedroom Visitors with Stefan Melis (Bountyhunter) on UVM as well as a few cuts on sub-labels from back in the day. Dany joins forces on the decks with Steve Cop using his DJ Steel persona and they are regular artists on Bonzai’s party and festival line-ups. He recently joined Steve and CJ Bolland as O.R.B. who opened the flood gates of retro-infused techno beats with the launch of After Dark. Great to see him flying solo, we’ve no doubt that this one is gonna do some serious damage on the floors.
Bob The Groove returns to Bonzai Progressive after a bit of a break with the superb two tracker titled Filling The Void. His last outing, My First Day Beyond The Sky, gained support from all quarters and we’ve no doubt this latest offering will follow suit. The Frenchman knows how to produce the goods and this one marks his fifth cut for us. 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.
Yuriy From Russia has been a constant force at BP for the last number of years. As well as his own material he has contributed a raft of remixes for a plethora of top artists with critical acclaim coming in from all angles. His current discography is extensive and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Here, he is joined by singer Hidden Tigress aka Nicole Grace. Smashing international standards and stereotypes for solo female artists in the music community, Nicole is a powerful force with an extensive fanbase and a very impressive back catalogue. Committed to emulating her fierce nature, while drawing an elusive curtain in front of her true personality, she embodies everything she wants to deliver in her musical performances while in the studio.
The Sirius aka DJ and producer Sergio Albornoz debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Nautilus Stalking. Having discovered electronic music, Sergio started spinning at clubs and local radio stations. This led him to play at big events alongside some top names in the industry. His enthusiasm for technology drew him to music production and he was soon churning out his own tracks. In 2003 he was introduced to trance music and successfully held residencies in his hometown. Over the last few years he’s been injecting a progressive element into his sound with superb results. Sergio owns his own label, Orbital Records and he is a Director of the Academy of DJ’s and producers called Orbital, in the city of Cordoba, which has nourished a high level of artists who went on to perform all over the world.
Emanuel and Lex Green join forces on the superb Crazy Town which comes with two solid remixes from BILBONI. Although it’s been a while since we last saw this guy, German DJ and producer Manuel Palmitesta aka Emanuel is no stranger to these shores after his debut cut Rush Hour EP proved very popular indeed which was followed by a stellar remix on Alex Vidal’s Epiphany. Lex Green debuts here bringing a wealth of experience to the party. He was born and raised in Munich (DE) and currently resides in Switzerland. His first encounter with electronic music was in the 90’s, but that was just the beginning of a bigger journey. It is due to his first visit to the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he was so overwhelmed by the whole electronic music scene with its nightlife and its unique atmosphere, this was his inspiration then and it is still inspiring him today. A very much respected artist, Lex has worked with a raft of top producers and DJ’s over the years. Great to have both guys on board.
Rafa returns to Bonzai Progressive with another fine slice of proggy goodness on Dome EP. This one follows his very well received Himalaya EP and the sublime remix for Platunoff’s Unbreakable. Also known as DJ Killer, Rafa is one of the most influential DJ’s in Spain having been instrumental in building the electronic music scene there. From the early 90’s he has been a constant presence on the local scene as well as playing on the world stage at top festivals and clubs. He co-founded Negritta Records in 2000 and quickly became noticed by the likes of Pete Tong who offered great support on BBC Radio 1. Always a pleasure having his latest efforts come though the office and out to the world.
O.R.B. returns with another gut-busting Techno joint titled Liquid 999. Messrs Bolland, Van Der Rieten and Cop waste no time and get right down to business to follow up on their last outing, remix duties for DJ One Finger’s, One Finger, which certainly lived up to the hype. This tenacious trio are raising the bar when it comes to good old Techno party music. Their many, many years of experience (yes, they are getting on a bit) ensure that only the highest quality will do. As individuals they’ve left their mark on the scene and now, as a group, they’re creating a whole new experience for those of us who were lucky to be around back in the day and for fresh clubbers alike. After Dark is super proud to present this latest offering and we just cannot wait for the next one.
Jungle & Juice mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the fantastic Ringmakers which is backed up with two quality remixes. Based in Vienna, this DJ and producer duo have gained a huge following on the scene. Both artists have a musical background, playing various instruments themselves such as guitar, bass guitar, classical piano, synths and drums. They first met in 2015 and since then they engaged in their musical journey, founding their own label called Leisure Music Productions. They love releasing and playing music with a happy vibe and they’re well versed in several genres. Great to have them on board.
It’s that time of year again, we’re off to Amsterdam for the 2019 edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. As ever, we provide you with the soundtrack to the event and more. This year we go all out once again to bring you a jam-packed compilation, filled with no less than 50 gems from our family of labels. Get the party started with tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Phi Phi, Manu Riga, Kush, Tom Wax, Anartist, F-Act, Platunoff, Stan Kolev, Clawz SG, Rise and Fall, Jaydee, Miss Monique, K.Oshkin, Nico Parisi, Ewan Rill, AudioStorm, Karim S, Pavlin Petrov, Blufeld, DJ Fire, Mendexx, Rafa Alcantara and many, many more. Get this one in your collection and prepare for another fun filled ADE saga.
Hisham Sabbah returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker titles Catalysis, which follows his wonderful debut, Mars EP from 2018. DJ and producer Hisham is also known as Eltimass (his previous artist name) and he hails from the underground scene in Haifa City, known for his progressive house and tech house sounds, infused with hypnotic melodies. Musically he started at an early age, and by the end of 2013 he won a remix contest at Electrowavez, making a progressive house remix for a Psy-trance track. His debut release was in 2014 with The Escape EP followed by his second release in 2015 with Magnetic Field. In 2016 he opened his music bar in Haifa to promote culture and music in his hometown, he has hosted local, talented DJs and artist and made the scene even bigger in that area. Great to have him back with more progressive house goodness.
Italian native Andrew Cash aka Sunlight Project returns to Bonzai Progressive with the sublime progressive mover titled Time. This one follows the superb effort alongside Fanizza with Galaxia which gained great support. Over the last number of years, he has carved out a solid niche in the narrow gap between trance and progressive. Known for creating dreamy, uplifting melodies and steady basslines, his works have gained a great deal of support from top jocks and artists alike including Paul Van Dyk, Manuel Le Saux, Dash Berlin and Armin Van Buuren. Always a delight when his latest works come through the office.