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Doriaan aka Mexican DJ, producer Dorian Padilla returns to Bonzai Progressive, fresh off the back of his very well received last effort, U-Boot, with the equally fantastic Tempted. Doriaan is building up a discography that has one objective, make people dance and feel a wide range of emotions. He has been focused on producing quality music with influences ranging from techno, to deep house, psy trance or even classical, his very diverse musical taste inspires him to create music that has groove, melody and emotion. 2020 promises to be another good year for him, delivering more music than ever in his short career and pushing the boundaries to make his sound better and better every day. Always worth keeping an eye on this talented artist.
Sa.Du debuts here on After Dark with the formidable two tracker titled Stay Safe. A longstanding artist over at our friends in Bonzai, Sa.Du never fails to impress. This guy has dished out some serious bangers in the last several years and it’s no wonder we got excited when his new material came through the inbox. He is someone who puts all his efforts into making music that speaks to the listener in a way that gets ingrained on the memory, in his own words – Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul. With a philosophy like this you can be sure that only the best will do.
It’s been a moment since we’ve had these guys at Bonzai Progressive, but we’re delighted to see them return with their new Techno slice titled Thirio. Jon ManimaL and Magros aka metrONomes come from different backgrounds and having both spent time exploring music personally, they are able to join together and produce some stunning works in a unique way which shows off their personalities. They have taken their metrONomes Live Project on the road and performed with various artists around the world including. Since we last saw them here, they’ve continued to impress with tracks being released across various labels.
We welcome Rico Francis to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Polaris, which is backed up by two superb remixes from Jaydee. Rico Francis is the new moniker for legendary DJ, producer and Cyber Records founder, Johan Groenewegen. Johan has been responsible for unearthing some of the finest tracks and artists and signing them to his Cyber label. In 1997 he signed a young Dutch artist by the name of Armin (Van Buuren) with the track Blue Fear, who knew what that would lead to, the discovery of the century had just been made and Armin would go on to take over the trance world. More tracks from Armin also came through, notably, the equally massive Communication. Many other artists and top-notch tracks passed through the label over the years including many written and produced by Johan himself under various aliases. In 2000 we picked up the superb Crash which saw a release on Bonzai Records with an Airwave remix. Yahel, Tenth Chapter, DJ Nukem, Chab, Continuous Cool, Jaydee and others have all graced the Cyber catalogue. Although he is a down to earth kinda guy, he’s aiming to take you on a spiritual journey with his music, whether that’s lounge, chill, progressive trance or tribal, everything is possible.
Argentinean DJ, producer Ivan Aliaga, debuts on BonzaI Progressive with the superb Nocturne EP, which comes backed up with a top remix from Jacob Singer. Ivan got into electronic music when he was about 14 years of age. He was influenced by local artists who guided him to explore the progressive end of the dance music spectrum. Since 2019 he has notched up an impressive release count and is enjoying support from a host of top jocks and producers from around the world. Great to have him on board and we hope to hear more soon.
Andrew Topolsky and Sasha Vasilyev mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Placebo EP. A mysterious pair, we don’t know too much about them aside from the obvious talent they have for putting together quality progressive house music. No doubt we’ll learn more in the future, but for now, enjoy this fantastic three track EP.
Armenian DJ and producer Hovhannes Darbinyan aka Darbinyan makes the jump from one of our affiliate labels, Monog Records, to Bonzai Progressive with the wonderful Bad Timing. He has been passionate about music from a young age and in 2006 he started to produce his own sounds. House and Techno were his main styles and his first release was a remix on Chymera’s The Fathoms, released on Connaisseur Recordings. Several other releases followed on labels like Unknown Season, Muller Records, Prismat Recordings, Loup Blanc and Blossom Kollektiv Recordings. His tracks have gained support from many jocks around the world including Kevin Yost, Kaito, Chymera, Nicole Moudaber, Tensnake, Of Norway, Ame, Ian O’Donovan, Mije Van Dijk, Anthony Pappa, Jimmy Van M and more. Great to have him on board at BP.
Turkish DJ and electronic music producer Hakan Ozurun makes a welcome return to Bonzai Progressive with Shecko, which follows his debut here 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.
Spanish artist Oscar Holgado debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic, Forms. Oscar has always been passionate about music and all it concerns. There came a time for him to capture all this love for music in his own unique productions. Releasing from 2012 on labels such as System, Baroque, Soiree, Balkan Connection and Piston Recordings among others, including his own imprint Symmetric Records which started in summer 2014. Since then, he has been busy developing his new sounds to deliver his own unique goodness to the masses, also working hard on his own label trying to deliver unforgettable sounds to take the dancefloor to another dimension. Great to have him on board.
Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns to Bonzai Progressive with his seventh release for us, the superb, Remedy, which follows his last stint here with Space Motion. Israeli DJ and producer Vlad has been churning out some tasty cuts over recent years. He is shaping his own sound with his unique signature of cosmically charged grooves standing out. He started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (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 the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.
We continue our Club Traxx series with Progressive House 25. As ever, we’ve carefully selected 20 of the finest progressive cuts, collating them into a refined package for your convenience. This is the perfect way to boost your crate and give the crowd an in-depth, journey-led set they will never forget. Taking us into their creative world, we have tracks and remixes from the likes of Manu Riga, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Theus, AudioStorm, Relaunch, Cortex Thrill, Bob The Groove, Lobor D, Ricardo Piedra, Stan Kolev, Rise and Fall, Koschk, Matac Caspi, Rick Pier O’Neil, Anartist, Yuriy From Russia and many more.