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Veteran DJ and producer Tatsu aka Isaac Indart teams up with deep house guru Gaol and the hugely talented Portuguese DJ and producer Miss Dee for their debut slice – Brighter Days EP – on Piston Recordings. A master of good taste and a hunger for good grooves, Tatsu is currently the resident DJ at Garito Cafe which he has held for more than 10 years, he also plays at Puro Hotel & Puro Beach in Mallorca as well as several gigs around the world. Gaol represents an unmistakeable deep house style with minimalistic and electronic traits. He is highly influenced by the 90’s and to date he has released a plethora of cuts spanning several years. Miss Dee aka Dee Fonte is a music lover at heart, every set she plays is done so with emotion which emanates to the crowd. She started off in Hip Hop but soon found House music and this transition has made her a very flexible artist with a diverse musical mindset. A talented trio with a unique sound, we’re delighted to have them on board.
Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns our Green Martian imprint with the infectious Endless Universe which features two quality remixes from Krishna M Prabawa. Vlad was born in Ukraine in 1982, and 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. Later on he moved to Israel, and continued his music studies by taking classes at BPM, Tel Aviv’s most famous academy for music production. 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. He has also been composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, he incorporates performance that are special and unique.
As the Summer season approaches hordes of hedonistic clubbers will head to the White Isle for weeks and months of hard partying. To get you in the mood we’ve selected some of our finest progressive house cuts that are sure to get you there ready for anything. Tracks and remixes from Airwave, Phi Phi & Roddy Reynaert, Valleraphon ft Dammy Ari, Manu Riga, Ricardo Piedra, Matan Caspi, Thorin, Cryss, Neptun 505, Ruslan Vashkevich, Cortex Thrill, Andy Leavy, Jam El Mar, Eugene Becker, Joc H and many more from Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian will certainly set the tone. This one is a definite must.
Gai Barone, a name synonymous with quality music returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic There’s A Lady which comes backed up with a remix from Stan Kolev. His last outing for us came in March 2017 as he helped celebrate 25 years of Bonzai with his superb remix of Push – Universal Nation which became a top pick in many sets and gained numerous top spots on several download portals. Over the last number of years Gai has consistently churned out top quality cuts on various labels. He is a firm favourite on Bonzai Progressive as his brand of deep, flowing progressive house sits comfortably on the legendary label. His radioshow Patterns is listened to religiously by a worldwide fan base and he is held in very high regard by his peers, with many citing him as an inspiration to produce their own music. Great to have him back for more.
Russian based producer Dofamine returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Star Light. Last time out we got some real nice progressive vibes on For My Love which grabbed a lot of attention. Dofamine never fails to impress and releases on the likes of Suffused, ICONYC and Stripped Recordings as well as the mighty Bonzai have secured his place at the top of the progressive pile. Always a pleasure to hear new material from Dofamine and no doubt there’ll be much more to come.
Le Mills debuts on Piston Recordings with the sublime two tracker entitled AM EP. First up we have the wonderful house grooves of AM which intros with a bright, crispy hi hat combo before being joined by a solid kick drum. The track breaks to reveal a cool vocal which gives the sound a superb club vibe. A seriously deep bassline weaves into the track taking the groove to a deeper level. Various synths of the filtered and arpeggio variety come through to give that true house feeling as the vocal continues to pelt. Very nice indeed and not to be missed.
Ilario Laggetta returns to Piston Recordings as a solo artist with his 088 EP. His debut for us came back in the Summer of 2015 alongside studio partner Alessio Rizzo with the superb Breakfast In Lebanon. Ilario found music early in his life and in 1988 he stepped into the DJ world and began a magical journey that would take him through various clubs and top spot at various DJ competitions. His sets deliver a cool blend of rhythmic tech house with melodic touches while his music carries its own unique characteristic. Great to see him at Piston once more.
Belgian technoist Van Czar is back at Bonzai Basiks with Danse Du Petit Matin which comes backed up with a fine remix from Jamez. Van is all about the music, he never fails to deliver the goods with quality always at the forefront. Aside from creating cuts like this he is constantly on the lookout for great new music for his label CZ, which is already gathering a hugely impressive back catalogue of sounds. We always look forward to his latest offerings, he never disappoints.
Puresine aka USA based producer Stephen Moon debuts on Green Martian with the sublime two tracker entitled Wave EP. Expect to hear some serious deep progressive grooves complete with spine tingling melodies with this one. Stephen also goes by the alias Onium and has several cuts under this moniker spanning a few years. This project is somewhat of brand new adventure in his musical journey and we’re delighted to have him on board here to kickstart this new chapter.
As part of our 25 Year celebrations we’ve entrusted one of our biggest tracks for the remix treatment to the capable hands of Airwave, and he definitely hits the spot with this one. Blue Alphabet’s Cybertrance is most definitely a classic that is worthy of this remix. First appearing in 1994 the Blue Alphabet collective was made up of like-minded artists Christophe Vervroegen, David Brants, Gregory Dewindt and Peter Schiettekatte. The timing of the release of Cybertrance couldn’t have been more fitting as energetic and hypnotic harder edged trance was about to peak. Numerous remixes and re-issues followed down the years which is a testament to its legendary status. The group went on to release several other successful tracks that delivered the Bonzai sound to the masses. Airwave relished the opportunity to get his hands on this one, and he just knew it required his signature breaks vibe which works so well in the sound. A master of his trade, Airwave is revered across the World for his meticulous track building and vision for his sound. He’s dished out hundreds of original releases and contributed to an equal amount of remixes over the years which has gained him an army of dedicated fans. Currently (2017) he’s practically touring the World with gigs in Canada, USA, UK, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands and beyond. On top of all this he still finds the time to give us beautiful music such as his latest offering Amber Sky and through his LCD Sessions. A special remix from a special talent, enjoy.
Based in Velenje, Slovenia, Brlee debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic This Is The Place which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Manu Riga and Crocy. Brlee’s DJ career began in 2002 and since then he has played at many clubs and events including Bora Bora in Ibiza, Space, Ibiza – alongside Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin at This Is Revolution – and has held residencies at Casablanca and Escape in Slovenia. In 2016 he founded Overload Records bringing together a collection of like-minded artists and spreading their sound far and wide. With several releases on various labels, Brlee’s first solo effort on Overload came out in late 2016 and no doubt we haven’t seen the last of this guy.
Cyprus based music duo Paul Angelo and Don Argento return to Bonzai Progressive with the brilliant Voyager EP which comes fresh off the back of their debut Ipanema EP back in February 2017. They started writing and playing electronic music as a duo back in 2013 and since then they performed at top electronic music venues in Cyprus and managed to reach the Beatport top 100 with their debut EP, Bromelain. Their music blends elements of Progressive House, Trance and Techno. They have seen support from big electronic artists such as Tim Penner, Capa, Robert R. Hardy, Pete K, Dmitry Molosh, Simos Tagias, Chris Zag, Haris C, Paul Anthonee and many more. Great to this talented team back for more.
Prolific house music aficionado Rick Wade returns to Piston Recordings with his fourth slice of house music goodness for our listening pleasure. Detroit based Rick is highly revered in the industry for his dedication to the true purposes of house. Also known as Big Daddy Rick and Dr. Low-Tech, he has literally released hundreds of tracks throughout his career on almost 50 different labels since the mid 1990’s. He is also owner of Harmonie Park Records which specialises in deep house and has been running this label since 1993. Born just outside Chicago’s South Side he started spinning in the mid 80’s in the same club where Jeff Mills was cutting his teeth. From there he went on to run his own show on WCBN and gained a name for himself on the circuit to this day. His last outing here – Daedalus – was very well received as expected and we’ve no doubt this one will hit the floors in time for the Summer months.
Madrid based DJ and producer Mike Denitz returns to Piston Recordings for his second stint with the superb It’s Here EP. His last effort here – Come Back EP – proved popular among many and we’ve no doubt this one will follow suit. Since then he has released on several labels as well as featuring on My House Is Your House 14 for our parent label Bonzai Progressive. Nice to see him back for more.
Narel returns to the Bonzai stable after a bit of a hiatus with the superb album Losing Adequacy. We last saw this hugely talented artist over on our Green Martian imprint with The View At 2 AU back in 2014. But, since then he has shown up on remix duties for Alfonso Muchacho’s Darkosaur on Bonzai & Friends 500. Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons became fascinated by electronic music after hearing Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene aged 5. At 15 he began experimenting with samplers and sequencers and in time added synthesizers to his setup. What was a hobby became a bit more serious in 2010 when his first tracks were released on the Bonzai Progressive imprint Fourty 5. After over 30 releases across multiple labels his first album is finished and more original tracks are remixes are always in production. The Narel sound is rooted in oldskool progressive, progressive house, ambient and downtempo.