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After the recent success of his In The Mix 006, we welcome back Gai Barone with the delicious progressive grooves of Myonic which comes backed up with two quality remixes from Airwave and Rick Pier O’Neil. Gai Barone remains one of those artists who impresses with everything he does, always surprising us with new sounds and inspirations. When we got to hear his super tight DJ mix for our In The Mix series we were blown away, we loved it so much we ran a physical CD release which proved quite popular. Gai usually finds himself playing gigs at many locations around the world and recently he was a guest at our event at Fabriek Eskimo in Gent.
Tomorrowland is proud to announce, in conjunction with Belgium’s postal service – Bpost, a unique set of stamps and musical postcards which are playable on your record turntable. Stamp collectors and fans of Tomorrowland should clear a spot in their albums to make way for these limited-edition items. The Tomorrowland Stamp Kit contains a sheet with five stamps and five musical postcards and, if you have a vinyl record player at home, you can play and listen to the postcard. You can also put your smartphone on the postcard and surf to tomorrowland.com/stamp, where you will also hear the Symphony Of Unity version of Bonzai’s classic track, Universal Nation. We spoke to Marnik Braeckevelt from Bonzai Music who said: “After 25 years Universal Nation is an absolute classic that still turns the dance floor upside down today. It is a great honour for us to join forces with Tomorrowland, which is undoubtedly the most international music festival in the world and have our music on such an exclusive and special product”. The stamps themselves? They are a true and especially magical collector’s item. The stamp design shows the Tomorrowland icon on parchment with a rose gold effect and the slogan “Live today, Love tomorrow, Unite forever”. Tomorrowland’s creative team came up with this amazing design and they are also the team behind all our stages and the design on the Amare plane. If that wasn’t enough, we also have another nice little extra for you. Anyone who posts a letter in Boom – where Tomorrowland will start in a few weeks – can enjoy Tomorrowland throughout the year. Fourteen red Bpost mailboxes will receive a permanent Tomorrowland jacket, including the Tomorrowland anthem from Hans Zimmer when a letter arrives. The Tomorrowland kit can be purchased via the Bpost e-shop, on store.tomorrowland.com/ and in all Belgian post offices. The stamp itself (without kit) can only be ordered on the Bpost e-shop. Spread the word and share the magic!
We welcome back Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza to BP with the superb Mbira which comes with two solid remixes from Wally Lopez and Sunlight Project. This one follows their early 2018 debut – Cages – which was very well received indeed. They’ve been prominent figures in the dance music scene for many years now. They doubled as part of the hugely successful Starchasers back at the turn of the millennium and since then they’ve racked up a very impressive catalogue under various guises. Their works have appeared on several top labels and their music is consistent with pure quality and inspiration.
After the recent success of the release of Netherworld in 2017 and the sublime remixes which accompanied it, we’re delighted and excited to deliver another round of remixes from the legendary CJ Bolland and fellow veteran Solee. One of the definitive tracks of a generation, Netherworld has become one of those go-to classic tracks that never fails to raise the roof. From the mind of the genius that is Oliver Lieb, it really is no wonder why such a track remains an important slice of electronic music, both in its place in history and in the contemporary makeover it received last year (2017). It’s exciting to have Oliver as part of the Bonzai family and if you are lucky enough to be going to Tomorrowland you can listen in awe to his masterful DJ set on our Bonzai stage.
We welcome back Abity to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Pimpollal EP. Argentina natives Jose Duque and Bruno Signorelli are the minds behind Abity and this one comes after their debut Verwendung back towards the end of 2017. These two close friends both got into music from a young age and they have been working together for many years with great results on the floors and behind the decks. In 2009 the duo released their first EP on the label Buena Musica Recordings which quickly rose the charts on Beatport before peaking at number 16 in the sales charts. In 2010 releases on the prestigious Baroque Records and Remedy Records before securing a major release on Armada Records. They have played alongside many top jocks including Paul Oakenfold, Arty, Sander Kleinenberg, Marco V, Tocadisco, John Acquaviva, King Unique, Andy Moor, Anthony Pappa, D-Nox and many more. In Buenos Aires they have graced the decks at clubs like Pacha, Big One, Privilege, Club One, Caix, Sunset, and so on.
One of Belgium’s much loved artists returns to Bonzai Progressive with (no) Regrets which comes backed up with a fine double remix from Stan Kolev. Greg recently signed to Bonzai and his debut slice Go Away was very well received indeed. After dreaming of working in the music industry from a young age, Greg realised his dreams when he became resident at several top clubs and soon he was a household name in the clubbing scene. He found himself wowing the crowds at Insomnia Nights and Magic. Other regular appearances on the festival scene include Illusion, Bonzai & Friends, Illusion at The Beach, Beachland, Retro Arena, Sunrise Festival, Sunset Festival and more. Greg has now started to organise his own events – Back and Forth and Eccentric where he plans to bring a wide selection of music to the masses. His style is a mixture of Deep House, Tech House, Nu Disco and Retro and wherever you hear him play you’ll know just how much he loves spinning as he takes you to the floor.
Russian producer Bablak debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Phalar which is backed up by a top notch reworking by Violin Girl. Aleksandr Bablak creates intelligent music for intelligent people. His unusual sounds capture the imagination of many which is no surprise as he produces music from his soul. Already he has established himself with an impressive catalogue across various labels including Dear Deer White, King Street Sounds, Chilli Mint Digital, Balkan Connection, Spring Tube, Clinique Recordings and Majestic Family Records to name just a few.
Airwave’s deliciously progressive Rain Upon My Skin gets the remix treatment once again with two solid efforts from Rick Pier O’Neil and Crocy. Belgian music maestro Airwave took us along for the ride on his quest for the underground utopia where sublime sounds rule supreme. This one is the perfect start to that journey which, to our delight, will no doubt involve more beautiful moments from this guy’s repertoire. Enjoy this second instalment of remixes.
Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez aka Experimental Feelings returns to Bonzai Progressive with Platonic Love which features the stunning vocals of Connie Di Maria. Toni’s productions regularly feature in many sets from DJ’s around the world and it’s no surprise given his extensive back catalogue that spans many labels. Italian born residing in London, Connie Di Maria enjoys writing her own songs and is currently working alongside talented producers on her first album, definitely an artist to watch for the future.
Continuing a run of super fine progressive slices, Köschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with his As Clear As Dream which is backed up by a stellar remix from Rick Pier O’Neil. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun started his online radio show Catalepsy in 2010, which ran for 5 years. Over those years, he grabbed the attention of many top jocks like Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, and Paul Oakenfold and his tracks appeared on many labels around the globe, until Cygnus got a notable release on PVD’s Vandit Records. He then decided to explore new horizons with his sound by debuting on BP in November 2015. After several remixes and appearances on our compilations, he began to deliver top notch original works which always grab a lot of attention. Nice to see him back again and no doubt we’ll see more in the future.
Back at Bonzai Progressive for his 5th offering we find Madrid based Jacob Singer with another hugely impressive slice titled Stellar Gateway EP. His last appearance here – Tayo Caves – proved popular among many, gaining a great deal of support across the board. Jacob Singer started out in music playing the guitar and was heavily influenced by rock and metal bands for many years. After he discovered electronic music however, he soon realised that this is where his passion lay. Always one to watch, delighted to have him back for more.
On form Belgian music maestro Manu Riga joins forces with the equally talented Hypnotised aka fellow countryman Kristof Dehantschutter on their first collaboration – Out Of Control. Manu Riga is renowned for his beautifully crafted sounds which have become embedded into the psyche of deep progressive and tech vibes. His sound has carried far and wide and championed by many giving the listener a sense of depth and meaning. An accomplished musician who utilises all forms of creating music, from traditional hardware to the latest gadgets and software. His last outing here – Fire In The Sky, proved popular as did his latest remix on Wolfson’s Too Loose. Kristof also goes by Man On The Moon, a moniker he has released with on our Green Martian imprint with Sense. He is the owner at AH Digital where he sources quality progressive vibes from new and established artists alike. His labels’ releases enjoy great support from top jocks around the world and have also seen several top spots on Beatport and other important online portals. His own tracks have also appeared on some of the best labels and, along with his partner in crime – PatriZe, they showcase their talents on various online radio shows each month. Originally from Gent but residing in South Africa, we’re delighted to have him on board along with Manu Riga.
Charles D debuts with the fantastic Deepen The Noise which features the deep vocal talents of John Soul. Charles D returns to music production after a bit of a hiatus. He had a few releases back in 2014 – 2015 which garnered great support among many. He is joined by John Soul, a vocal artist who enjoys a dedicated fan base and a raft of quality songs that impress greatly. Nice to have both guys on board.
UK based DJ and producer joins us at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Chameleon which is backed up with two solid remixes from Matt Black and Kiz Pattison. Paul has also signed tracks to FSOE Parallels, Lost Language, Discover, Mondo, Baroque Records and more. He has graced the decks at The Gallery, Ministry Of Sound, Sequence, Home, DancersHip and many more. In early 2017 he did a remix of For What You Dream Of by Bedrock which received DJ Support from Mark Knight, Danny Rampling, Matt Black, Neil Moore, Danny Slade and more. His tracks enjoy great support from many top artists and we’ve no doubt this one will follow suit.
Norwegian artist Wolfson debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the Too Loose which is given the remix treatment by Manu Riga and Crocy. Wolfson grew up in music and literally on records, his Father was a record producer in Norway. He fell in love with lots of genres and got his first set of turntables and a mixer when he was 13 and became a turntablist, fusing hip-hop and breakbeats. He soon found himself DJing at all the local parties, building his reputation. In his college years, he started collaborating with live bands and electronic music groups and that’s when he found an interest in producing house music. He started using a lot of live instruments and vocals in his productions and at his gigs. Since 2010, he is playing around 60 gigs a year from his home town to Los Angeles, Miami to Ibiza and picking up a sponsorship by Red Bull and Audi. In 2013 he finished the design of his latest WOLFSOUND live show with his LED DJ-booth taking people on a visual experience, communicating with them on a different level next to his sound. He created his own label – Wold Records in 2014 and from here he has set his sights on great things.