After a successful vinyl run which included the Robert Babicz #1 remix and the Original, we now have the digital release from Van Czar & Ken Ishii’s Kitai which includes a brand new Dub Mix to keep things spicy. Belgian technoist Van Czar continues to impress with his creative talent, he is all about the music with quality always at the forefront. This one is Van’s third vinyl cut on Bonzai in recent years and we hope to see much more in the future. Ken Ishii began his long career in music when he got signed to R&S Records back in 1993. His music resonated throughout the world and gained him countless awards in the process. Ken has been regarded internationally as one of the Japanese pioneers who can create world class electronic sounds. In 1998, he produced the official theme song for the winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and it was played in more than 140 countries around the world. Down the years he has also produced music for films and has toured the world several times, unleashing his special brand of techno to the masses.
Bonzai’s next vinyl outing features three hugely talented artists at the top of their game. Van Czar and Ken Ishii’s Kitai gets the wax treatment with Robert Babicz on remix duties. This one follows the recent digital release which was very well received indeed and, no doubt vinyl collectors and working DJ’s alike will find a place for this in their collection.
Randy Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. His passion for quality & versatility has enabled Randy to share the stage with such well-known DJs as Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Benny Benassi, Andy Moor, Gabriel & Dresden, Erick Morillo, Orbital, Christopher Lawrence, Astrix, Morgan Page, M.A.N.D.Y, and many others. Randy’s sets are woven together with original edits, creating a unique atmosphere that has caught the ears of many.Since 2007, Randy has been the top support choice of trance megastars, Infected Mushroom, playing over 300 shows with them around the world (from Ecuador to India, Mexico to Russia, Canada to Ibiza, New York to Madrid, and countless places in between). They named Randy “Breakthrough DJ/Producer of the Year” in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 poll.As one would expect, this exposure helped open many doors for Randy, including headlining shows at Ministry of Sound in Korea; Full Moon Festival in Koh Phangan(T hailand); Levels in Bangkok; Sultan in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); WhiteRoom in Sabah (Borneo); Pyramid & Velvet Hypnotized in Bali (Indonesia); El Siete in Quito (Ecuador); Rise Afterhours in Boston; Silk City in Philadelphia; and many other global destinations including Switzerland, Russia, and Mexico.Additionally, Randy has had the honor of playing some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac’s Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival.All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world’s top nightclubs,Avalon in Hollywood.Since 2008, Randy has had a stream of releases supported by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Sander Kleinenberg, Ad Brown, Omid 16b, and Matan Caspi to name just some. Randy’s first downtempo EP, entitled ‘Sunset Honey’ (produced alongside Infected Mushroom’s guitarist, Tommy Cunningham) climbed to the #2 spot on Beatport’s Top 100 Chill Out release chart. This set the stage for Randy’s next two downtempo EP’s, both of which climbed to top-3, including the #1 position for ‘Been Forever’, a successful collaboration teaming up Randy with T he Maniac Agenda (producers of the popular video game series, Metal Gear Rising).Also notable is that Randy’s upcoming productions are slated to be released on the popular record labels Black Hole, Dissident, Sine Music, and Virtual Love.Randy hasn’t settled with DJing and music production… Open House is his electronic music mix show which airs monthly on Digitally Imported Radio, as well as ET N.fm. T he program features quality dance music ranging from Deep to Tech to Progressive, and has reached over 150,000 downloads from around the world. Past months have included guest mixes from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Chris Lake, DJ Chus, and Quivver. Check out all episodes and track lists at www.openhousepodcast.com, and subscribe for free in the iTunes store.Randy pursues his craft with exuberant devotion: a desire for the party, for the sound, and for the beauty of dance music. In the next few years, you will see his ambition take him to new heights – in music and in life.
Tiesto is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiesto” brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 11 million friends on Facebook, 1 million followers on Twitter, close to 300 million hits on YouTube, his globally syndicated Club Life radio show as well as his Club Life iTunes artist podcast (#1 music podcast globally), Tiesto has truly become a universal phenomenon. Voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag in 2011, Tiesto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more.Having completed his 2010 Kaleidoscope World Tour (15 months, 175 dates, playing to 1,000,000+ people across 6 continents) Tiesto had yet another relentless year in 2011. Key endeavors included the release of his highly anticipated “Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas” mix album and tour; brand new singles “Work Hard Play Hard”, “Maximal Crazy” and “Tornado” (w/ Steve Aoki); the launch of his CLVB LIFE clothing brand; performance at the launch party of “Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol” (streamed internationally via Coca Cola) and remix of the “Mission Impossible theme”; and the ground breaking “Club Life College Invasion Tour” which saw Tiesto embark on a two- week tour of college campuses across the United States. The tour culminated with a sold out event at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles where Tiesto performed before an audience of 26,000 fans – making it the largest single headline DJ show in United States history.Tiesto has carried all this momentum into 2012 with a series of unique promotions including a brand new exclusive residency with XS at the Wynn Las Vegas; performing the first concert live-streamed on Twitter (in partnership with HP and Intel); his 10-part “In The Booth” YouTube documentary series; and the launch of his brand new state of the art mobile app for iPhone and IPod Touch. The coming months will see the launch of Tiesto’s own Sirius XM channel, the release of his “Club Life – Volume 2 Miami” mix album and a headline performance at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, amongst many other projects. Established in 2010, Tiesto’s self-owned record label, Musical Freedom, is home to all of his own releases as well as those of other artists. Musical Freedom holds a number of gold and platinum records with each release hand-selected by Tiesto himself.
Haunting melodies, hypnotizing vocals and most of all heartquenchingsynths. It is this perfect signature sound that hasearned Miami-based DJ/Producer, Stan Kolev, a place at thetop of Progressive House music’s most respected and indemandproducers.Moving to Miami from Bulgaria at an early age, Stan beganproducing in 1996 by 2003 he already had a massive worldwidehit with De Moma De under the name Casa Flava,which also hit UK Top 40 Dance Chart. Stan was sooninvited to play at Miami’s hottest clubs becoming a pioneerin today’s Miami South Beach Sound, he was resident inclubs like “T he Living Room”, “Opium”, “Prive”… Stan’sprized performances reached global heights and has beenplaying for some of the hottest clubs in USA, South America& Europe, among them are: Mynt (Miami) – VIP Stars GlobalUnderground, WMC (Winter Music Conference), Cielo (NYC),Ibiza (DC), Sancturay (Dubai), Cacao Beach (Bulgaria),Progressive Daddy (Moscow), together with names likeWally Lopez, Sultan, Daren Emerson just to name a few.As one of the highest selling artists on Beatport, Stan Kolevhad several #1 hits and his music appears on compilationslike Renaissance – T he Master Series by Hernan Cattaneo,Buddha Bar VI, XV and XVI, Great Wall by Paul Oakenfold,Subliminal Sessions – Voodoo Nights by Erick Morillo,Balance SOS 013, Nick Warren picked up Stan’s track SomaFunk for his Lima GU 035 compilation, his music appears onmore Global Underground compilations like GU Mixed 4,Electric Calm V5, Global Underground Summer Collection,Global Underground 2010 and much much more. Stan Kolevhas released more than 500 tracks, three artist albums“Emotional Content” (Ready Mix Records, 2007), “GraceLight” (Unreleased Digital, 2011), “Higher Self” (UnreleasedDigital 2014) Best of compilation – “Bulgarianz” (RDC Music,2011), dedicated to his native country and have doneseveral mixed compilations for brads like Vodka Finlandia,Marlboro Gold, Marlboro Filter + and more.With such success in the world charts, it is no wonder thatStan’s music is hailed by the world’s top DJs, producers andrecord labels including Armin van Buuren, Roger Sanchez,Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, David Morales,Renaissance, Armada Music, Global Underground, Z YX andBuddha Bar just to name a few, he has done collaborationtracks with Dinka, EDX, Chris Reece, Matan Caspi, MattDarey and many more.Stan has released his original work on Global Underground,Armada, Spinnin, Black Hole, Baroque, Plastic Fantastic,Ready Mix, Unreleased Digital, Outta Limits just to name offew. has done remixes for Baroque, Ministry of Sound, Unreleased Digital, Soma, Atlantic and Sony among others.Stan has also taken his music outside the club scene byproducing music for Porsche T V commercials as well ashaving a track’s featured on the hit T V series CSI: Miami forseveral years in a row now.Stan started his “Awakening” podcast in 2011, the show isset up to be the open gate to the world of quality DEEPProgressive and Tech House House music and is alsoavailable as a free Podcast on iTunes.
As the world embraces vinyl once more we present to you our next adventures on wax with a special classic cut featuring four quality slices from the legendary Orlando Voorn. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. We’re delighted to bring you these fantastic tracks on vinyl which will no doubt take pride of place in many collections.
Since its inception in 2008 Bonzai Basiks has made its goal to bring only the very best sounds to the masses. With its roots now firmly in the tech house, techno arena we thought it fitting to deliver some of the finest classic techno cuts from one of world’s most prolific artists, namely Orlando Voorn. Simply titled – Classics, this one is full of some of his earliest works from a number of aliases he used, 11 of the best tracks from 7 different guises to be exact, complete with some outstanding remixes. Orlando Voorn is revered as having brought the sounds of Amsterdam and Detroit together to create a unique flavour that still rings true today. Having won the Dutch DMC championship in 1986 he then turned his hand to producing. Since 1991 he has been churning out quality techno and he soon got noticed by the likes of Juan Atkins and Derrick May both of whom he has worked with extensively. A fan of many genres of music including Hip Hop, Electro, Drum n Bass, Techno etc…, he used a string of aliases – 31 at last count – with some gaining huge popularity. One of his best known guises is Format which was the project that gave us the superb Solid Session on the legendary ESP Records, one of the most sought after techno cuts of 1991 and beyond. His story goes on and on and on and we’re delighted to have this guy at Bonzai Basiks and we hope to see more from him in the future.
“Gabriel Ben has a really good ear for music.” – Carl Cox Mixmag May 2009.
Gabriel Ben, is no stranger to the techno music industry having toured globally as a DJ, produced some hit records, ran a record label and has developed a fan base across the globe with his unique pumping sound and vibrant energy. Gabriel’s music productions have landed him on numerous record labels across the world including some of the biggest in the industry including, Toolroom, Spinnin, Bush, Remain, Rawthentic, Nervous, Incorrect Music, Teggno, and Rhythm Converted amongst many others. Gabriel’s music has been heard in top industry DJ’s sets from Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Ben Sims, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Technasia amongst many others. “Gabriel Ben has produced some monster records.” – Carl Cox Global Radio Show 473 April 2012.