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L.S.G. aka legendary producer Oliver Lieb plucks another beauty from his 2017 album Double Vision. When It’s Dark Outside is the second track to be given a single release and follows the successful Supercycle. What more can we say about this guy, he’s been at the forefront of an ever changing underground music scene for the best part of 30 years. With 13 albums under his belt, plus over 200 EPs on such legendary labels as Harthouse, Superstition, Platipus, Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi, Bedrock and Bonzai. He has remixed everyone from stadium-filling acts like Faithless, The Human League, Moby, and Yello, to name a few. He has released quality music under his other guises including Paragliders, S.O.L., The Ambush and more as well as featuring in several groups with other producers. In 2007 he started offering mastering and vinyl-cutting services, updating his studio to allow him to guarantee that both his own productions and those of his clients enjoy the highest possible sound quality. More recently, he founded Solieb Digital, as a platform for releasing remastered versions of his classic material, along with previously unreleased material. As a DJ, he continues to rock some of the biggest clubs and festivals in the world. He released mixed CD compilations on Rising High (The Secret Life of Trance Episode 2) Phuture Tech Trance Vol.1 on his imprint Phoolish Rec. and on Bedrock The Audible Suspects. Always one to watch, he never disappoints.
Cairo, Egypt based DJ and producer Hady Tarek delivers another fine slice in the form of the three tracker Endless River. Hady launched his DJ career in 2002, when he began arranging his favourite tunes in mix sessions which became very popular among his friends and extended social networks. Due to the popularity of his mixes, he started hosting small parties, where he was enthusiastically received for his track selection skills. After a year of continuous gigs and club nights, he took his mixes to Nile FM, the biggest radio station in Egypt. His first appearance in 2004 brought his music to a wider audience and marked the beginning of a regular guest appearance on the station. In 2005, he played in popular beaches and clubs and he was chosen by Heineken Thirst to play in their Best 12 DJs in Egypt series. On the production front his first release, The Beginning / Time With You EP, came out on Ensonic Digital and was supported by Paul Oakenfold, it received excellent feedback and reached number five in promo pools. Since then he has had several releases on Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian including appearances on many of our compilations. His last outing here was back in 2015 with The Boat Effect and he’s also been our guest on Bonzai Basik Beats on a number of occasions. Nice to have him back and we hope to see more in the future.
Piston Recordings stalwart Marco Madia is back with the outstanding Orbital Decay EP which marks his 12th offering in the last few years. Last time around he gave the fantastic The Jackals EP which was very well received indeed. Marco was born in Milan (IT) and spent the greater part of his teen years playing in the local underground scene and making music. In 2006 he moved to Berlin, where he got a degree in audio engineering and started working as a sound designer. The work with sound design has had a great impact on Marco’s music making and he frequently mergers the two. Apart from the music, some of which has been released under the name Flip Morton, and sound design, Marco has also done a lot of work on film soundtracks, exhibitions and performances. A huge talent in our midst we'[re delighted to have on board.
Longstanding DJ and producer Victor Soriano debuts on Piston Recordings with the delicious house vibes of Novation EP. Victor is a multidisciplinary DJ with an extensive career that started towards the end of the 80’s. From then until now, his life has revolved around music, he has toured countless clubs, halls and parties throughout Spain and has released 7 albums, 2 remixes and 2 compilations. His chameleonic style is based on pure house music, from funky, soulful, disco to deep or tech-house he has the ability to adapt to any dance floor, always keeping his style and philosophy. A radio broadcaster, he has been in contact with the world of radio for 15 years. He currently mixes, produces, directs and presents El Camarote a specialized daily radio show that has more than 16 stations in 2 countries. 7 years of broadcasting have brought him into contact with the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Micky More, Felix Da Housecat , Franco de Mulero, Kiko Navarro, Tuccillo, Jocelyn Brown, Edmund, Cesar del Rio, Adam Moss, Ralf Gum and Nacho Marco. He is responsible for programming and content on Vicious Radio Valencia which is also where his El Camarote show is aired. Nice to have him on board, we know you’re gonna love his sound.
Our next Ghettoblasters compilation features 15 tantalising deep, techy grooves that will definitely boost your set and rock the floors. Original works from Simon Shaw, Eat Dust, John Deluxe and Trippin Fox, Luhk, Aitor Astiz, Le Mills, Gabriel Gush, Alessandro De Tugli, Franco BA, DJ Entwan and Dan Corco, Wild Dee and Driule XL, Massi ISX, Rulers and Enrico Bellan and Mattias Coll are all on hand to deliver the goodness and give your set a fresh sound that will be the envy of your peers. An absolute must have collection that does not disappoint.
Crocy and Ashley are back, this time their fantastic 2017 track Passion gets the remix treatment which provide some serious progressive grooves. These two really shine when they get together, something just seems to click and the sound becomes magical. The original release proved popular thanks to Crocy’s lush deep vibes and Ashley’s captivating voice. Crocy has been churning out quality vibes for us and others with impressive results. He joins the Bonzai crew for a night of retro and contemporary sounds at Eskimo Fabriek in Gent on 2nd June 2018, something we are all excited for.
Belgian DJ and producer Karim Sghaier aka Karim S returns to BP with the fantastic Cirao which is backed up with a solid remix from fellow countryman Manu Riga. Karim started out with his musical career in the early 1990’s singing and acting in theatre while also learning the piano and synthesizer, nourishing his love of music. He also began to buy his first records and shortly thereafter was inspired by Chicago house music, Detroit techno and Mayday (Germany). He soon started to DJ at many parties in his local area before breaking out and playing all over Belgium. This brought him to Topradio’s Gemini show every Tuesday evening before picking up his first residency at Bassment In Motion and Underground Techno Party. He is currently the resident at DJ Amnesia concept and spins on Boomerang FM radio (France) and RQC radio. He has appeared on stage with many top jocks including Caulde Young, Marco Bailey, Derrick May, Future303, Mr Sam, Octave One, Marco Remus, John Jammin, Collins and Dash & Dry. During his sets he showcases his DJ skills by using three decks while using a Roland TR-909 drum machine. With an impressive release count which will no doubt grow, we’re delighted to have him back.
Jakhira is back at Piston with his third slice entitled Heartbreak which is backed up by two quality remixes. British-born, Belgium-based DJ and producer Jack Jakhira is a classically trained musician with a heart that beats to a groove. He is not bogged down into just one style, rather he embraces several styles which allows him to reach further and tap into his widespread influences. He has enjoyed several releases on Bonzai Progressive which ultimately led him to us where his last outing – Boston Rascal, was well received. Recently he joined forces with Manu Riga to form Long Garden Avenue and he also hosts his Unconditional show on Progressive Beats radio.
Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Monog Records with the beautifully crafted Don’t You EP which features a super remix from Kobana. Ricardo has been making waves for a few years now and has seen releases on several labels. He’s fresh off the back of a banging release over at our good friends’ Piston Recordings label and, no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more from him in the future.
Rick Pier O’Neil returns to BP while Chris Gavin debuts here with the fantastic two tracker entitled Lost Elements. No strangers to each other, Rick and Chris co-own Art&Fact Records and Chris also worked on RPO Records. Chris’ music has been championed by many top jocks and producers over the years and his style of producing music always delivers a unique flavour. Rick has given us some top notch quality cuts and he remains a very much revered figure in the music production world. He’s provided several quality remixes and original works in the last couple of years to Bonzai Progressive and his Terra Veteris track alongside Manu Riga was greatly received on the scene. Great to have both guys on board.
Downgrooves and Chris Sterio debut on Bonzai Progressive with a super deep progressive offering in the form of Zen Moments which comes backed up with two quality remixes. Mario & Eric J make up Downgrooves and they are an established progressive house production team based out of Dallas, Texas. They have been producing music for over 20 years, with releases on labels such as Mistique Music, Armada, Incepto Music, Source of Gravity, Musicon, 7 Seas Digital, 7 Seas NuWave and many more. The pair also host the Source of Gravity Radio show on Proton Radio and they continue to make modern house, techno and progressive that can be described as melodic, atmospheric, lush and deep, built on the solid foundations of house grooves. Isle Of Man based DJ and producer Chris Sterios brings his wealth of experience to this one and, having worked with Downgrooves on previous projects, we can see how this trio of artists just clicks into place creating a superior quality sound. Chris has also worked on Source of Gravity as well as Gravitation and more recently Soundscapes Digital. A veteran with over 15 years in the progressive scene, we’re delighted to have him and Downgrooves here at BP.
The dynamic duo of Sebastian Tourt and Natur return to Piston recordings with the delicious house driven two tracker entitled In The Cadillac EP. These guys continue to generate a wave of support from their previous collabs while maintaining a solid rep in the house arena. Natur is a relative newcomer to the scene with several releases spanning a couple of years, while Sebastian has been around for quite a while with numerous top notch cuts over the last 7 years. One thing is for sure, we’re happy to see these guys return, they always bring a smile to our faces and a bit of funk to our moves.
Gogan debuts on Piston Recordings with a tantalising tech house joint entitled Sin EP. Gogan is a DJ, music producer and club event promoter from Wrocław. In 2008 he set up a collective named Trippy Sounds and since then Trippy Sounds have organized parties with artists such as Robag Wruhme, Kink, DJ T., Robert Babicz, Dinky, Hector, Burnski, Catz n Dogz and many more. His music has appeared on several labels since 2015 and his unique style has led to great support during that time. Great to have him on board here at Piston.
Estonia based Kristjan Koemets is back on Green Martian with another colourful trip into progressive in the form of his newest slice entitled Slowly Drifting Into The Night EP. It was back in 2015 when we last saw him with his Observers EP. Prior to this he had cuts on Green Martian in 2010 and on Progrez in 2008 with Old Castle then in 2009 with Reflective EP. Remixes also came thick and fast during this period for artists such as Blufeld, Arto Kumanto, Joost Glazenburg, L.A.V.I, D.E.E.P and Zakat Project. Great to see this guy back at the helm and we hope to see more in the future.
Gabriel and Ricardo return to Bonzai Progressive with another sublime slice featuring two original tracks and accompanied by two solid remixes. The guys have settled in extremely well here at Bonzai with multiple quality releases to show for their efforts. Their last effort – Miocen, was followed by several appearances on compilations as well as top notch remixes for other artists including Matan Caspi and Doriaan. They have been working together now for a few of years now and they’ve racked up quite an impressive release count on many top labels including Electrified Mindz, Krata, Dlimited, Egothermia, Zero and many more. They also enjoy DJing at various venues where they dish out their own brand of deep prog and infectious techno. They also branch out on solo runs from time to time, both have seen releases on various other labels. A highly talented pairing no doubt, we always look forward to new material from these two.