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Serbian DJ and producer Nemanja Petrovic aka Gibbon debuts here on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Wanted EP. This one follows his Dance of Nature EP on our Green Martian imprint from 2014 and it’s great to see him back for more. Nemanja has been interested in electronic music since he was a child. At just 13 years old he had a desire to learn about DJing and he quickly mastered the art of mixing soon after. At 18 he was presented with every aspiring DJ’s wish when his parents gave him his own DJ equipment which led to him perfecting his new found craft. The gigs started to flow after this and allowed him to explore all genres of dance music. He settled on Tribal, Progressive and Deep House but also likes some old funky Disco and Disco House. In 2010 he made his first steps into music production which at the start was more of a hobby. By 2013 he secured his first release on Niraya World with Monkey Business which was remixed by a slew of artists and got support from many quarters.
We continue to celebrate one of our most prolific artists of the last two decades and, as promised, in recognition of this amazing feat, we are proud to present 18 brand new and exclusive remixes. These tracks have been hand-picked to represent the diversity of Airwave’s sound with each remix complimenting that sound in the artists own, unique way. We’ve enlisted some of underground dance music’s finest including Gai Barone, Melissa Nikita, Dan Nusdeo, Antidote, Stan Kolev, Basil O’Glue, Clawz SG, Pranav Mayekar, Andromedha, Crocy, Galestian, Kandar and Zankee Gulati. If that wasn’t enough, Airwave himself has provided four very special remixes of four very special classics that are sure to send the fans into a frenzy. We really couldn’t be more delighted with this amazing collection and think you’ll agree that Airwave could not be more deserving of such a fitting tribute to his continuing legacy.
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.