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Ukrainian DJ and producer Ruslan Haievyk aka MacroVision shows up on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with the superb three track EP titled Skyroom. Recently he debuted on Green Martian with Aurora EP. 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 few years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio. His DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic.
Switzerland based Bruno Kaufmann aka F-Act returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Detuned World. This one follows his excellent Disruption and that special remix of debut Yves Deruyter – Calling Earth as part of our special Bonzai Classics Remixed compilation. Bruno’s love for music is not very surprising as he was surrounded by instruments and technology through his childhood as his father was the owner of a music studio. His passion for electronic music was started when his father came home with the album Oxygene by Jean Michael Jarre, the futuristic sounds are fascinating to him until today. He proved his feeling for rhythm and music at the age of seventeen when he got his first DJ gigs. Since 1993 he has been producing music as F-Act, mostly as a hobby but in the early 2000’s he’s churned out a plethora of tunes on various labels with great support from around the world.
Bonzai legend Cortex Thrill returns to our progressive imprint with another stellar slice titled Eclipticum which features two mixes from creator Ivo T Montina as well as three solid remixes. From the sweaty darkened rave scene of the mid-nineties, Cortex Thrill has stood the test of time and evolved their sound while utilising the cutting-edge technology of the day. In its contemporary form, that sound has bridged the gap between progressive and tech resulting in a hybrid genre that is unique and inspiring. Ivo’s previous outings here in recent years have certainly lived up to that and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.
Swiss DJ and producer duo BR!TCH debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Fallout. The project began with a great friendship between François Renevey and Jérémie Perreaud who decided to get together in 2015. They soon began to play DJ sets in different Swiss clubs and festivals including MAD Club, Globull, Free4Style and more. Alongside their live performances, the duo also worked actively on music production releasing original tracks on various respected labels such as Istanbul Records, Plasmapool or the legendary, NYC based, King Street Sounds (Nite grooves). Their releases stand out with a unique sound that combines groove from the club culture and melodic chords. 2018 is full of promise with different releases on Synox Digital and Ensis Records among others. Great to have them on board here at BP.
Fanizza and Andrew Cash join forces to deliver the superb Galaxia. Fanizza aka Fausto Fanizza has been a prominent figure in the dance music scene for many years now. He teamed up with Thomas Schwartz for their Bonzai debut with Mbira as well as forming the hugely successful Starchasers back at the turn of the millennium and since then he’s racked up a very impressive catalogue under various guises. His works have appeared on several top labels and his music is consistent with pure quality and inspiration. Italian native Andrew Cash aka Sunlight Project returns to BP alongside Fausto for his full debut after first appearing here on the remix for Mbira. Over the last number of years, he has carved out a solid niche in the narrow gap between trance and progressive. Known for creating dreamy, uplifting melodies and steady basslines, his works have gained a great deal of support from top jocks and artists alike including Paul Van Dyk, Manuel Le Saux, Dash Berlin and Armin Van Buuren.
Andrew Lewis is back with his latest offering titled Captivate EP which comes hot on the heels of his remix for Anthony Yarranton’s Meridian from just a few months ago. This one marks his fourth outing for us at Bonzai Progressive – as well as a few remixes – and each time he manages to blow us away with his creative skills. Andrew has almost two decades of experience. He started out in progressive music and quickly found a niche with his sublime sound. He also has releases under Se7enth Fury, Grammaton Records and Sold Soul Records and he continues to make a big splash in the industry. He combines a deep knowledge of various genres along with solid DJ skills which is why we’re always excited when he delivers new material.
Thorin is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Let go which features his outstanding original as well as two quality remixes. It’s been a while since we’ve had a full release from this guy, he has provided solid remixes in the times since his last full cut – Secrets. Despite the hiatus he remains consistent in delivering top notch sounds, something we’ve become accustomed to from him. As ever we’re delighted to see him deliver the goods once again and we have no doubt we will be seeing much more.
Miami-based DJ and producer Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Utopia which features two solid remixes from Crocy and Audio Noir. No stranger to us here at Bonzai, over the years he has earned himself a place at the top of Progressive House music as a highly respected and in-demand producer. Moving to Miami from Bulgaria at an early age, Stan began producing in 1996 and by 2003 he already had a massive world-wide hit with De Moma De under the name Casa Flava, which also hit the UK Top 40 Dance Chart. He has released more than 700 originals and remixes on the most respected record labels in the world. He has also taken his music outside the club scene by producing music for Porsche TV commercials as well as having a track featured on the hit TV series CSI: Miami for several years in a row. Always a pleasure to have him here at BP.
We welcome back the hugely talented Belgian maestro Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens with his latest effort titled Oscuridad. This one is the latest quality cut which adds to a string of top notch releases we’ve seen from Adriaan over the last several years. During this time, he has steered his musical output in a different direction, taking a much punchier, club orientated stance with melodic techno in mind while retaining a progressive sound. His sound is championed by many and crosses genres to become a universal sound which has also inspired a new generation of music producers. We’re certain that this one will blow you away and if the original wasn’t enough we’ve got four equally impressive remixes to whet the appetite with something for all kinds of sets. Enjoy the music.
We welcome the magnificent Gai Barone back to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Flash, which is backed up by a solid remix from Cherry. Gai continues to churn out top quality cuts on various labels and, he is a firm favourite here at BP as his brand of deep, flowing progressive house and trance sits comfortably on the legendary label. His last outing for us – Myonic ? was very well received indeed, not to mention his eclectic 2 part In The Mix 006 which also gained a physical release. As well as travelling the world, alluring his fans, 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. Always a pleasure to have this guy around.
Creative genius Airwave aka Belgian music maestro Laurent Veronnez, returns to Bonzai Progressive with a truly outstanding 4 track EP titled Bliss. This one marks a shift in Airwave’s usual style, a shift that will grab the attention of a whole new base of music lovers. We sat down with Laurent so that he could give us the lowdown on this new direction, here’s what he had to say. ?Most people know me for my energy driven multi-layered Trance productions. But there is also another side to me that deeply cherishes and admires the music you get to listen to on my LCD Sessions Podcast, notably deep, progressive, underground music. I have been experimenting with these types of sounds quite a lot lately, trying to find my own way around this style, creating my own sound within it. The result is my Bliss EP, which I am extremely proud to announce to the world. The 4 tracks are representative of what I play out on my LCD Sessions, without compromising what I am known for. Musically speaking, the new tracks are the perfect transition of where I come from and where I want to go. As with all my tracks in the past I have poured my heart and soul into this EP, it took me a long time to finally accept that they were truly perfect for me and I hope that I have made something that will also be treasured by my fans and beyond.? An intriguing insight into the creative process of a highly gifted artist, we love this new material and we know you will too.
Ognjen Vukovic aka AudioStorm returns to Bonzai Progressive with The Purpose which comes hot on the heels of his last effort here on remix duties for Russlan Jaafreh ? Pomegranate. Having been fascinated by music from an early age, Ognjen’s interest in electronic music grew, he began to write his own tracks which are now being supported by many of his childhood heroes and contemporaries. He has enjoyed being held in high esteem by his peers and fans and over the years he has seen releases on multiple labels including Particles, the legendary Bonzai Progressive, System and Baroque through to Balkan Connection, Mystique Music and Polytechnic. Always a pleasure when his newest project arrives.
Jacob Singer delivers yet another quality cut in the form of his latest offering titled Urantia which comes with a fine remix by Nico Parisi. This one comes just a few short months after his epic Stellar Gateway EP gained great support from many top jocks and favoured heavily on many charts. Jacob’s passion for music is evident throughout his tracks, either on original works or on remixes. This is one of the reasons he is a firm favourite and why we just love to have his work drop through the mail box. More to come from this guy so stay tuned.
Lio Q joins us at Bonzai Progressive with this fine debut slice titled Aedes which is beefed up by two solid remixes from Alex Vidal and Cortex Thrill. Lio Q was always passionate in all aspects of his life, that’s how he found music which quickly became a part of himself. in 2012 he began his career, seduced by the sounds of house and other genres before he found his way to progressive house. A young artist, his productions are characterized by an intense groove and harmonies. His works have received support from Henan Cattaneo, JOOF, Rick Pier O Neill and Danilo Ercole to name a few. He promises to keep growing and contributing the best he can. We’re excited to have this outstandingly talented artist here at BP.
We welcome Sochi, Russia based musician John Noir to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Retrospective. John began his music career in 2015 and since then he has gained a solid reputation in the progressive house arena. His works have featured on several labels including Inmost Records, Deep Blue Eyes, Records, Mystic Carousel Records, Box4Joy and Incepto Music?among others. His tracks have gained support from a host of top jocks such as Gai Barone, Dave Neven and more. When he isn’t recording progressive house, he delves into chilled out vibes under his Adler District moniker. Great to have him on board.