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As we move into the second half of 2017 we continue our classics remixed series with Groove Park’s Hit The Bang getting a contemporary makeover. Andre Strasser and Sharam Jey aka Sharam Nickjey Khososi make up the dynamic duo that is Groove Park. They were also the men behind massive projects such as 16C+, Three n One and Johnny Shaker to name just a few. GP burst onto the scene with Memories/Carrousel – on the by then very famous Bonzai Records – in 1995 before they really hit it big with Hit The Bang. The track came at a time when the music was starting to splinter off into multiple sub genres, and this one found itself in a unique position in clubland. A hybrid progressive trance/techno offering that really got the floors pumping which kept the Bonzai brand synonymous with pure quality music. We think it’s the perfect candidate for the remix treatment which is why we’ve enlisted the hugely talented Relaunch to do the deed. German producer Maik Relaunch returns to BP after a short hiatus, and he couldn’t have picked a better time as we continue our run of tributes to the classics. After a slew of top remixes for the likes of Airwave & Phi Phi, Thorin, Sector 7, Gai Barone and Quadran, Maik delivered several quality cuts for BP that gained huge support from many jocks. He has also been a stalwart in the JOOF camp with top class tracks and remixes also gaining huge support worldwide.
Dorian Fabian Padilla EspInola aka Doriaan returns to Bonzai Progressive hot on the heels of his very well received debut – Buffet Froid – with the superb Perte EP. Self taught in the art of music production, Dorian is quickly rising through the ranks, gaining great support from across the board thanks to his dynamic productions. It was only 2 years ago that he got his first official release and since then he has found himself in a very exclusive niche within the progressive house sound. This guy is definitely one to watch, no doubt we’ll be seeing lots more in the future.
Portuguese outfit John Deluxe aka Joao Nina and Trippin Fox aka Andre Vieira debut on Piston with the superb Dubvious EP. Since 2016 these two have been churning out top quality vibes together on various labels. Sometimes they go solo but mostly stick together in the studio with outstanding results. The both enjoy DJing around their respective hometowns and further afield with their infectious brand of tech house grooves. Great to have them here and we hope to see more soon.
French house music duo DJ Entwan aka Antoine Maitre and Dan Corco join forces on their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic Lala La EP. Antoine is well known for his night time transformations where he brings his brand of electronic music to the discerning clubber. His influences range from Vincenzo D’amico, Max Chapman, George Privatti, Mirco Caruso and Mauro Venti among others. His tracks have been rocking floors for almost 8 years and he enjoys the support of a plethora of top jocks. Dan is influenced by new wave and the new beat sound along with strong links to the Detroit movement. He started to produce around the year 2000 and his first tracks were quickly signed to the prestigious Rotation Records run by Dave Angel (UK) as well as Scandium Records (France). Musically he is very open, he produces various styles and takes great pleasure in mixing genres and trying to innovate his sound. His solid productions have gained him more and more DJ gigs in France and beyond. Delighted to have these guys on board.
Without doubt one of the most influential figures in electronic music for almost three decades. Oliver Lieb aka L.S.G. treats us to his new double album (and his 10th studio album under this moniker) Double Vision. Fresh off the back of an exclusive vinyl pressing (on Bonzai Progressive) of his massive hit – Netherworld, this sublime album traverses a world of cosmic chilled out grooves and straight up 4×4 killers. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge of electronic music and has seen himself transition between multiple genres, dominating in every one. He is most known for his L.S.G. guise which has given us so much quality tracks over the years. He is also renowned for Paragliders and Spicelab among many other aliases as well as working in several very successful groups over the years. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. In 2010 he started Solieb Digital where he would unleash his back catalogue in re-mastered glory. We could go on for days about this guy, but instead we’ll let his brand new album do the talking.
Bob The Groove delivers his next Bonzai Progressive slice in the form of the superb two tracker entitled My Bro Da Rastaman. This one marks the Frenchman’s third BP outing and once again he proves his talent with two sublime tracks. His last effort here – Some Seeds Of Love – was very well received indeed having secured high rankings on various charts and lots of playtime. Much more to come from this guy and well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
K.Oshkin aka Konstantin Oshkin returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Heaven which comes packed with three solid remixes. His last outing – Assol, charted very well indeed and this new slice continues his relationship with Ewan Rill and Following as they provide the remixes once again alongside BP newcomer Federico Monachesi. K.Oshkin 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. On top of that he has worked with a raft of top producers including, Matt Holliday and Jonnas B among others.
Piston’s newest compilation series – Ghettoblasters – brings the finest tech house grooves together under one convenient package ready to load onto your playlist. Whether you’re looking to rock out a venue or hone your skills at home, we’ve selected 15 explosive tech house cuts that will get the speakers pumping. Original works from Joal, Mirko Gorelli, Jon Costas, Titan Road, Mike Denitz, Josu Freire, Eat Dust, Alex Wellmann, Klaus Keller, Monotronik, Kenny Ground, Sebastian Tourt & Natur, K.A.M.A., Andrea Rivi and DYS (Italy) make up this stunning collection that will become a valued asset in your arsenal.
“Oliver Lieb created a piece highly ahead of its time in “Netherworld,” and it continues to stand as one of the most iconic trance and progressive singles in existence. Its first incarnation, written under Lieb’s L.S.G. moniker, was released twenty-one years ago, quickly becoming a favorite among Sasha & Digweed and helping to influence many other artists since.
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal returns after a short hiatus with the superb Epiphany. We last saw him back in 2016 on remix duties for Blufeld & Platunoff – Tiefe Gedanken as well as appearances on several of our compilations. Alex found a passion for music at a very young age when he learned to play Spanish guitar and piano. He grew up listening a wide range of music from the 80’s & 90’s, the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, A-Ha, New Order, The Cult, Nirvana and Metallica, are just some of the bands that shaped his youth. He started to DJ in the early 90’s playing techno, trance & house in local clubs and private parties. The next step in his musical career came in 2012 when he started to produce his own music. Soon after he had releases on various prestigious progressive labels like Stellar Fountain with Stellarium EP, Mistique Music with Lost In Your Eyes, OLD SQL Recordings with Nomads Of The Sky EP and Perfecto Records with Wild Beauty which was featured on Paul Oakenfolds DJ Box in March 2014. Since then he has racked up an impressive release count on Bonzai progressive where he showcases his awesome brand of progressive grooves.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Ain Sof EP and this one comes hot on the heels of his previous stomper Marduk. Jesus made his BP debut back at the start of 2017 with the impressive My Inner EP which saw some great support among many. A veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. A master of his craft, we’re delighted to have him back.
Lisbon based music duo The Slum Vagabunds aka Syper and Vanhell, mark their debut on Piston with the fantastic Solace EP which is a super sexy slice of dancey house music. Syper and Vanhell got together back in 2011, which is also the year they joined Fuse Records. They share a common identity strengthened by eclectic tastes and a creative freedom that allows them to run all the spoils of electronic music without any boundaries. They are attentive to the reality of the world we all live in and they arise as the representative name of memory and awareness to the imbalance that still exists in this so called modern world, where no one is absolutely saved. Inspired by the underground, The Slum Vagabunds present themselves on an alternative line, far from the mainstream, which is what makes their brand imprint gain strength in musical aspects ranging from deep house to modern techno.
One of Piston’s longer standing contributors Marco Madia returns with another deep house slice entitled Gray Squirrel that will keep the floors moving no doubt. This one marks his ninth outing as well as appearances on several compilations over the years. We’re always excited when his latest offerings drop into the mailbox and already we can’t wait for his next one, for now though, get down and dirty with these deep and groovy movers.
Afterhour Trax is back with another progressively charged compilation featuring 20 of the hottest cuts to come out of the Bonzai stable in the last few months. For Afterhour Trax 22 we’ve pushed the boat out yet again and selected the very best gems for your listening pleasure. Tracks and remixes from artists such as Airwave, Paul Angelo & Don Argento, Basil O’Glue, Nico Parisi, Manu Riga, Matan Caspi, Neptun 505, Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra, Concrete Waves, AudioStorm, Bob The Groove and Joc H among others are all on hand to provide you with the weapons required to destroy the floors. Some serious head turners here, a definite must for your arsenal.
DJ and producer from Mauritius, Kush returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Night Owl which follows his last outing – Trigger. 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.