Yuriy From Russia has been a constant force at BP for the last number of years. As well as his own material he has contributed a raft of remixes for a plethora of top artists with critical acclaim coming in from all angles. His current discography is extensive and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Here, he is joined by singer Hidden Tigress aka Nicole Grace. Smashing international standards and stereotypes for solo female artists in the music community, Nicole is a powerful force with an extensive fanbase and a very impressive back catalogue. Committed to emulating her fierce nature, while drawing an elusive curtain in front of her true personality, she embodies everything she wants to deliver in her musical performances while in the studio.
Rafa returns to Bonzai Progressive with another fine slice of proggy goodness on Dome EP. This one follows his very well received Himalaya EP and the sublime remix for Platunoff’s Unbreakable. Also known as DJ Killer, Rafa is one of the most influential DJ’s in Spain having been instrumental in building the electronic music scene there. From the early 90’s he has been a constant presence on the local scene as well as playing on the world stage at top festivals and clubs. He co-founded Negritta Records in 2000 and quickly became noticed by the likes of Pete Tong who offered great support on BBC Radio 1. Always a pleasure having his latest efforts come though the office and out to the world.
Jungle & Juice mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the fantastic Ringmakers which is backed up with two quality remixes. Based in Vienna, this DJ and producer duo have gained a huge following on the scene. Both artists have a musical background, playing various instruments themselves such as guitar, bass guitar, classical piano, synths and drums. They first met in 2015 and since then they engaged in their musical journey, founding their own label called Leisure Music Productions. They love releasing and playing music with a happy vibe and they’re well versed in several genres. Great to have them on board.
Dinusha aka Echo Daft is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Sri Lanka. He marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with a triple progressive house workout on his Stark EP. Dinusha began his music career in 2016, as a DJ he was able to earn his spot quickly among the up-and-comers, becoming one of the most sought-after jocks in the progressive community. In his sets, he touches people’s souls with his convincing tunes and melodies. Soon after, he came up with the idea of creating his own record label named AUDIOOVEN. Producing has always been in his veins, having started producing music and beats for popular media and production companies since 2011, experience and skills which he carried over when focusing on making Progressive Music. His definition of music has been shared around the world and has been released on several quality labels.
Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens hits us with yet another sublime experience with his latest slice titled Noises EP. Manu Riga ranks high among many as a top artist, dedicated to delivering maximum experience to the listener. When he produces music you just know he puts his soul into the groove and, the best part is, he can apply this to several genres as he’s proven in the last few years having delved into the likes of melodic techno, tech, downtempo, chillout and of course progressive house. He has, and continues, to inspire a generation of upcoming and established artists with his unique production style and sound manipulation. A hugely impressive back catalogue on Bonzai and other labels is a testament to this guy’s skill. His label Vesta Records is riding on the crest of a wave with a high-quality output from established and brand-new artists. We never tire of this guy’s sound and, with this new effort, we know you’ll love the musical direction he has chosen.
Tom Wax returns to Bonzai Progressive, joining forces with Boris Alexander on Your House Is Mine. Tom’s last effort for us was alongside fellow producer Dan Hillson on their I Believe I Can which performed very well indeed and was followed by a top remix for Nico Parisi’s Liberta. Tom has always been a leading figure in the electronic music scene in Germany since 1988, he has also inspired a lot of DJ’s and producers around the world with his unique sound. After more than 25 years behind the DJ booth he is still on a mission as he releases tracks on labels such as Great Stuff, Toolroom, CR2, Bitten, Bush, Suara, Armada Deep, Toca 45 and Phuture Wax. At the height of the European techno and trance era, Tom was responsible for a vast number of classics under his Arpeggiators, Microbots and DJ Tom & Norman guises. His tracks found their home on R&S, Harthouse and Overdrive Records. He partnered with Thorsten Adler on AWeX and found international fame with It’s Our Future on Plastic City. Boris Alexander debuts on BP but he is also a veteran on the scene and has worked extensively with Tom on several projects spawning a plethora of quality releases over the years. From the mid to late nineties he has been involved in numerous projects with a host of artists, focusing on a niche sound that covered many genres. Great to have both guys here, their wealth of experience is manifested in a superb, retro laced cut.
We’re delighted once again to bring you another Blufeld production in the form of his latest effort titled Mannequin’s Theme which is backed up with a solid remix from Pavlin Petrov. His last outing here alongside DJ Fire and their track Nighted, gained great support, which is no surprise. Blufeld has been on a journey of force for more than a decade, he’s been a consistent contributor of top-quality works both here at Bonzai and beyond. Captivated and completely mesmerized into a three-dimensional world of sound, and endeavours to maximize all levels of the sonic and emotional spectrum so as to reach and tug at the heartstrings of people who love electronic music. He is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions, a producer who works solo to use sound and imagination to output everything that’s inside his heart and mind to create some of the most complex and deepest emotive tracks in progressive music. He is also an in-demand artist for collaborations and has worked with some of our top artists delivering special tracks.
Haievyk aka Ruslan Haievyk returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker titled The Universe. This one follows the well-received Heartbeat as well as remixes for his own MacoVision project and Scott Rotton. Ruslan is on fire at the moment, he has dished out some top-quality stuff for us in the last few years and we always get excited when his newest works come through the office. 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 several years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio and his DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic.
Celebrated Croatian artist Ivo T Montina aka Cortex Thrill returns with another sublime progressive cut for our listening and dancing pleasure. Ivo is an artist who has come up through the ranks and through the years. He got his first big break with Bonzai back in the early nineties and Cortex Thrill tracks soon became synonymous with the sound of that era. He moved away from that style of Techno to a much more involved, deeper groove and soon he found progressive house. But his style of progressive house is unmatched, it carries a blend of rich, soft, aggressive and melodic tones that are woven together beautifully. His last effort here was on remix duties for Koschk’s Dystopia and prior to that we were treated to the fantastic remix on Blufeld & Nikko Mavridis’ Iris, already this year we are spoilt. So much more to come from this guy, so stay tuned.
Koschk returns to Bonzai Progressive with Dystopia which also features two solid remixes from Cortex Thrill and Matt Black. This one follows the fantastic Made Of Stars from a few short months ago and is right up there in the same vein of quality we’ve come to love from this guy. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun remains consistent in his delivery of quality sounds, he has 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 including PVD’s Vandit Records. Known for a unique, silky smooth progressive groove, we’re always delighted when his latest creation drops through the mailbox.
Brvnni aka Argentinean DJ and producer Franco Bruni debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Moodiness EP. Franco is a DJ in his home town of Buenos Aires where he appears regularly, playing out tight sets to a wanting crowd. He has recently moved into production with a tendency to lean towards the progressive sound with a distinctive tech flavour. We don’t know too much about this guy just yet, but we have no doubt his name will soon be recognised and associated with quality vibes.