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Stan Kolev is back with more lush progressive vibes in the form of his Circulation EP which features a solid remix from Nico Parisi. Stan’s last outing here was on our special 25 years classics remixed series. He got to grips with Antidote’s What Time Is Love to deliver an absolute stomper of a remix. Prior to that he gave us his own slice Unravel Me back in May 2017 with a great response on many charts and playlists. This guys sound never disappoints and we’re always excited to hear his latest works.
Belgian DJ and producer Marius Acke marks his Piston Recordings debut with the superb Tropical Island EP. In the early 90’s Marius was inspired by the grooves of Chaka Khan, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Bobby Brown and Masters at Work. It wasn’t long before he started DJing and thinking about making his own beats. He has been producing deep house on the Wallyis Groove World label and his album Balance was nominated for the Zamu awards. Marius also teamed up with WGW owner Koenie and bass player Rubba J. Together they form the MAYAKU collective, and have releases on labels like Grayhound, Outergaze, Tom Bone Vibratig Music, Heading Home recordings, Aroma and Wha roots? He also works alongside Rubba J on their Deepwater project and he regularly spins at various clubs including CafE diAnvers, CafE Capital, Bar Tabac where you can always expect a deep, warm, groovy and driving DJ set.
Chris Cargo makes his Bonzai Progressive debut with a sublime three tracker entitled Inversion. He joins an ever growing list of Irish artists to join the Bonzai family and we’re very impressed indeed with this guy’s talents. Chris started his production career in the late 1990s, and has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene ever since. He is best known for his melodic progressive house vibes, but has invented a host of other monikers, including Transitions, Sentinel and Caragnoid with each representing a different shade of his eclectic sound and each giving an idea of his true versatility. Chris has released music on seminal labels such as Renaissance, Whoop, Choo Choo and Limbo Recordings and has always gained consistent support for his many varied club releases from DJ giants such as Digweed, Cox, Howells, Lawler, Warren and Garnier etc. He is a multi talented DJ and producer who has regularly toured for the likes of Renaissance, Smirnoff, Tennents and Kent Tobacco many of which have seen him ply his wares on several large scale tours which has taken him to over 60 countries around the world including Portugal, Kazakhstan, USA, Finland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, China and Mexico to name just a few. Throughout his long career his music has appeared on many compilations for the likes of Renaissance, Intec, Seb Fontaine, Danny Howells, Valentino Kanzyani, Anthony Pappa, Slinky, Privledge-Ibiza, Global Underground and has had major BBC Radio 1 plays and multiple reviews in publications such as Mixmag and DJ Magazine. After a short hiatus Chris has returned to his seminal roots with a host of new productions on the way. This year (2017) he has released on Soundteller Records, Lowbit, Stellar Fountain, Sprout, Clinique Recordings and now Bonzai Progressive. Delighted to have him on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Abity aka Argentina natives Jóse Duque and Bruno Signorelli debut on Bonzai Progressive with a surreal blend of deep proggy tech vibes in the form of the two tracker Verwendung. 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. A dynamic duo indeed, we’ve no doubt there’ll be lots more from these guys in the years ahead.
Alessandro De Tuglie marks his Piston Recordings debut with two superb tech house joints on Vintage Vibes. Hailing out of Bari, Italy, Alessandro started to show an interest in music from a young age which led him to discover DJing, and then he caught the music bug. He started to follow the club culture and soon found himself playing at various parties where he wowed the crowds with his techno sets. After a few years he got into music production and has releases on Reload Records and Second Air Records. Great to have him on board.
Argentina based DJ and producer duo Agustin Dutari and Mauro Mosciaro return to Piston with the superb Time On Air EP. We last caught a glimpse of their studio talents with their debut here back in April 2017 with the fantastic Behind The Beat which gained great support. These guys are two clear examples of how Argentinean dance culture is shifting and moving, especially towards the rhythms of house. In the studio they combine their skill sets to produce only the finest quality beats and grooves. Agustin utilises his DJ skills, which he has presented at top clubs including Pacha, Ibiza and in showcases for Ibiza Global Radio. He has also travelled the beautiful Balearic Islands playing at different beach clubs and bars such as Sands, Delano, White, Magic Boat Party and Veto Social Club. Mauro combines his career as a music producer with DJing. He runs his own studio and when he’s not laying down house laden beats he’s working with bands and solo artists as a sound engineer. Great to see them back, and this time we’re in for some tasty deep house grooves.
Stan Kolev joins the 25 year celebrations roster with a superb rendition of Antidote’s 2006 slice What Time Is Love. Antidote aka Laurent Veronnez and Marnik Braeckevelt started Antidote back in 2003 as a vehicle to churn out quality progressive trance with a techy edge. They found their home on our Progrez imprint which was responsible for a raft of top notch cuts from the turn of the millennium. Tracks like Paraglider, Velocity and Sciabada were go to tracks for many jocks building a set into a deep progressive journey.
Crocy gets back into the studio with vocalist Ashley Berndt for their most recent collaboration entitled Passion which is backed up with a solo effort from Crocy called Land. These two really shine when they get together, something just seems to click and the sound becomes magical. Great to see them back again and no doubt we’ll see more in the future.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, DJ and producer Luciano Delgado returns to Bonzai Progressive with another round of deep progressive vibes for our listening pleasure. Luciano debuted here back at the end of 2015 with the stunning Virtuoso EP which was very well received indeed. No doubt this latest effort will follow suit, delighted to see him back for more.
Cyprus based music duo Paul Angelo & Don Argento return to BP with the superb Truth. Last time out here they gave us their Voyager EP which gained great support among many. The guys started writing and playing electronic music as a duo back in 201 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 and 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.
Cherry Pheromone debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the tantalising progressive grooves of Tibetan Nights which also comes with a sublime remix from Yuriy From Russia. What a debut this one is, Cherry Pheromone digs deep into the progressive abyss on the Original Mix. The intro draws us in with deep lush basses and a tight drum arrangement followed by mesmeric pipes that give the track lots of texture and depth. On the break the we’re treated to a most captivating sequence thanks to a hair raising vocal and Ethnic flutes. A deep bass pulses before we’re launched back into full on mode for the duration. Such a special sound that will definitely grab a lot of attention.
Buenos Aires based DJ and producer Franco debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb three tracker entitled Go EP. This guy has proven his credentials with a raft of quality tech house releases in 2017. His tracks have graced labels such as Vudeux Records, Quanticman Records and Liquid Music with a healthy dose of support coming in from all quarters. Delighted to have him on board and no doubt the music world will be seeing much more from him.
French producer P.A.M.O. returns to Piston with another sublime slice of deep house in the two tracker Coitus. It’s been just over a year since we last saw P.A.M.O. on Piston, his last outing – Somewhere – gained great support and has since went on to feature in several compilations on various labels. Nice to see him back with another round of quality music.