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Podgorica, Montenegro based DJ and producer Ognjen Vukovic aka AudioStorm is back with a trio of progressive house gems on his latest EP titled The Resurrection. This on follows his very well received The Day When I Left which was his second album for Bonzai Progressive. From his early childhood he was fascinated by music. He enjoyed its energy and beauty and it was that which made him decide to follow a career in electronic music. He quickly realised that he had to absorb as many different genres of music as possible and became obsessed with several bands. By the beginning of the 90s, as grunge rock took over, he turned his attention towards the pioneering electronic bands of the burgeoning underground dance scene and in particular the music that was coming from Goa, India. Psy-Trance, as it became known, was for AudioStorm a diverse, forward thinking, adventurous mix of eastern and western cultures and new and older sounds. A melting pot of possibilities. It was listening to this music which inspired him to begin to explore more progressive sounds. As his interest in electronic music grew, he began to write his own tracks. He has a diverse range of releases from Progressive House and Techno to Chill-Out, Lounge and Indie Dance. This clearly indicates a talented producer who does not let genre boundaries cloud his musical vision.
Dinusha aka Echo Daft is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Sri Lanka. He marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with a triple progressive house workout on his Stark EP. Dinusha began his music career in 2016, as a DJ he was able to earn his spot quickly among the up-and-comers, becoming one of the most sought-after jocks in the progressive community. In his sets, he touches people’s souls with his convincing tunes and melodies. Soon after, he came up with the idea of creating his own record label named AUDIOOVEN. Producing has always been in his veins, having started producing music and beats for popular media and production companies since 2011, experience and skills which he carried over when focusing on making Progressive Music. His definition of music has been shared around the world and has been released on several quality labels.
After Dark is proud to present a supercharged remix from our in-house rave creators O.R.B. DJ One Finger’s 1996 cut One Finger gets the remix treatment, bringing that classic minimalistic Techno sound into the 21st Century. O.R.B. is a trio of old guys who are into making proper upfront Techno using modern methods with that delicious oldskool flavour. CJ Bolland is considered with legendary status amongst a generation of electronic music lovers. From his early days collaborating with like-minded enthusiasts in projects such as Space Opera, Phantom, The Project and Sonic Solution to name just a few, to laying down his first studio album titled The 4th Sign which went on to become an iconic pressing. Steve Cop has contributed heavily to Techno in the early nineties. He is the other half of Sonic Solution along with CJ and we all know the top tunes they turned out under that guise. A very much in demand DJ, Steve has played all over Belgium and more recently he has been featuring in several parties held by the mighty Bonzai. Dany (DJ Steel) is a veteran of the Bonzai posse having released tracks under Batteries Not Included and D-Bedroom Visitors well as a few cuts on sub-labels from back in the day. Dany joins forces on the decks with Steve using his DJ Steel persona and they are regular artists on Bonzai’s party and festival line-ups. On the remix, the guys have stayed true to the original, interpreting the main hook in all its glory with a slight twist along the way. The drums pound out a solid beat that will definitely rattle the bass bins in any venue while the bright percussions will get the asses shakin’ for sure. A superb production to give the younger generation a glimpse at how Techno should be.
Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens hits us with yet another sublime experience with his latest slice titled Noises EP. Manu Riga ranks high among many as a top artist, dedicated to delivering maximum experience to the listener. When he produces music you just know he puts his soul into the groove and, the best part is, he can apply this to several genres as he’s proven in the last few years having delved into the likes of melodic techno, tech, downtempo, chillout and of course progressive house. He has, and continues, to inspire a generation of upcoming and established artists with his unique production style and sound manipulation. A hugely impressive back catalogue on Bonzai and other labels is a testament to this guy’s skill. His label Vesta Records is riding on the crest of a wave with a high-quality output from established and brand-new artists. We never tire of this guy’s sound and, with this new effort, we know you’ll love the musical direction he has chosen.
Tom Wax returns to Bonzai Progressive, joining forces with Boris Alexander on Your House Is Mine. Tom’s last effort for us was alongside fellow producer Dan Hillson on their I Believe I Can which performed very well indeed and was followed by a top remix for Nico Parisi’s Liberta. 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. Boris Alexander debuts on BP but he is also a veteran on the scene and has worked extensively with Tom on several projects spawning a plethora of quality releases over the years. From the mid to late nineties he has been involved in numerous projects with a host of artists, focusing on a niche sound that covered many genres. Great to have both guys here, their wealth of experience is manifested in a superb, retro laced cut.
We’re delighted once again to bring you another Blufeld production in the form of his latest effort titled Mannequin’s Theme which is backed up with a solid remix from Pavlin Petrov. His last outing here alongside DJ Fire and their track Nighted, gained great support, which is no surprise. Blufeld has been on a journey of force for more than a decade, he’s been a consistent contributor of top-quality works both here at Bonzai and beyond. Captivated and completely mesmerized into a three-dimensional world of sound, and endeavours to maximize all levels of the sonic and emotional spectrum so as to reach and tug at the heartstrings of people who love electronic music. He is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions, a producer who works solo to use sound and imagination to output everything that’s inside his heart and mind to create some of the most complex and deepest emotive tracks in progressive music. He is also an in-demand artist for collaborations and has worked with some of our top artists delivering special tracks.
Haievyk aka Ruslan Haievyk returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker titled The Universe. This one follows the well-received Heartbeat as well as remixes for his own MacoVision project and Scott Rotton. Ruslan is on fire at the moment, he has dished out some top-quality stuff for us in the last few years and we always get excited when his newest works come through the office. His love for electronic music started with The Prodigy which got him hooked. He also likes soft and powerful sounds with melodic parts. He has seen releases on several labels from across the northern hemisphere and he has won a number of music-based competitions in the last several years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio and his DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic.
Our next Bonzai Progressive release features a debut from a host of artists who’ve come together to deliver a top-notch collaboration for the two tracker Earth Or Heaven. Moodigliani, Mad Boss and Bnny join forces to bring a wealth of experience to the table. Moodigliani are producer, DJ duo Fiorenzo D’amore aka DaSouL and Antonio D’Amato aka Tatonka. Mad Boss are Antonio D’Amato, Dario Paltanin and Maurizio Brusadelli. All artists have gained a solid rep in their respective fields, be that tech-house, techno, deep house and progressive house, these guys have been involved in all in some way over the last number of years. They all boast impressive release counts on several quality labels and appear regularly at exclusive parties and events. We would need a whole lot of web-space to go into detail about this group, but instead we’re gonna let the music do the talking.
Those Old Rave Bastards from O.R.B. are on the loose again, churning out yet another banging Techno joint in the form of Red Tram. CJ Bolland, Steve Cop and Dany Van Der Rieten aka DJ Steel just cannot stay away from the studio, we can only imagine the fun they’re having coming up with tracks like this. Since the launch of After Dark and the debut release, It’s Just Music followed by Sonic Solution’s The Hornet, the message has been clear, have fun and enjoy the music. The guys have laid down a sound which represents all the pristine glory of modern production techniques alongside the very essence of that nostalgic sound from the heydays of rave. They have impressed so far and we have no doubt this will continue, come along for the ride and simply enjoy the music.
Celebrated Croatian artist Ivo T Montina aka Cortex Thrill returns with another sublime progressive cut for our listening and dancing pleasure. Ivo is an artist who has come up through the ranks and through the years. He got his first big break with Bonzai back in the early nineties and Cortex Thrill tracks soon became synonymous with the sound of that era. He moved away from that style of Techno to a much more involved, deeper groove and soon he found progressive house. But his style of progressive house is unmatched, it carries a blend of rich, soft, aggressive and melodic tones that are woven together beautifully. His last effort here was on remix duties for Koschk’s Dystopia and prior to that we were treated to the fantastic remix on Blufeld & Nikko Mavridis’ Iris, already this year we are spoilt. So much more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.
Mexico native Mauricio Olivos aka DJ and producer Coss Bocanegra debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three track EP titled The Room. Mauricio burst onto the scene in 2015 when he signed his first ep with UK based Detour Musique. His perseverance and creativity have made him adapt to new sounds and methods of producing, expressing his ideas and feelings in each of his tracks. He has recently spread his sound internationally having signed to various labels including our very own Bonzai Progressive. When he’s not in the studio, he provides skillful sets for the In And Out Music crew. We’re delighted to have him on board and no doubt we’ll be seeing more soon.