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NEPOU – REGENTANZ EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

Cologne based DJ and producer Nepou debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic Regentanz EP. His music is characterized by many stylistic features of diverse genres including progressive house among others. The musical sphere ranges from dreamy, uplifting and playful melodies to mystic, melancholic and trippy sounds. The common components of all his tracks are his stylistic synth sounds, a deep atmosphere with the intention to send his listeners on a journey. Nepou started playing piano at age 8 and had lessons for 9 years. Since then, music has always played a very important role in his life. Finally, he got in contact with the production of electronic music for the first time in 2009. Shortly afterwards, he began to produce music himself with an Akai MPK 49 and Ableton Live. From this point on, Nepou’s style was subject to a constant change until it became what it is today. Since the beginning of 2017 he has seen several releases on various labels, this guy is only getting started, much more to come in the future for sure.

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 369 – MIXED BY THORIN

Fresh off the back of his last BBB outing we welcome back Netherlands based Thorin for another round of progressive house goodness. Expect a tight beautifully crafted set from this guy, he certainly does know how to work a set and he never disappoints. Tracks and remixes from Paul Angelo & Don Argento, AudioStorm, One Million Toys, Rise and Fall, Jacob Singer, Temporarily Unkown, Joy Marquez, RPO, E-Motion, Inflator and Fiendish House are all on hand to get the progressive vibes flowing.

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MANU RIGA & JOHN M – TRYING HARDER EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Multi talented Belgian artist Manu Riga is back with more of his beautifully crafted offerings in the form of Trying Harder EP. He enlists the superb vocal talents of John M for this one and once again the results are outstanding. Manu Riga is fast becoming a leader in utilising strong vocalists in the progressive arena. His past endeavours have been greatly recognised, adding an extra spice to progressive house music with his army of fans dubbing him The Master Of Voices. His dynamic sound is ever changing and he adapts beautifully to each vocal artist he works with. He never fails to impress and we’ve no doubt there will be much more coming out of Manu Riga studios in the future. French singer John M aka John Morillion dishes out a sublime vocal on this one. He spent his childhood years living between France, UK and USA where he took in the different cultures which have influenced his style. His travel experiences culminated with the 2012 album Love It All which was followed in 2014 with his fan backed Born To Meet You.

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GABRIEL GUSH – BELIEVE EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Rome based artist Gabriel Gush debuts on Piston Recordings with the smooth house vibes on his Believe EP. Growing up, Gabriel’s family played an important role in shaping his musical vision. Inspired by several genres he nurtured his own style which enabled him to play at several venues across Rome and Europe. For him, the art of music is a movement created by a group of people who share a common project, the desire to have fun. In 2010 he won the Most Famous Of Europe – Movida Corona Contest as Best Emerging DJ in Italy. This accolade took him to Berlin and the China Lounge where he plays among many of Europe’s top rising talents. Armed whit this new experience, he returned to Italy with the desire to play with music in every sense of the word, honing his skills to bring his sound to the best clubs.

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THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE 010 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Secrets Of The Trade reaches its 10th edition and once again we’ve selected some of the finest cuts from our recent Piston Recordings offerings. Our mission is and will always be to provide only the best house music in all its forms, from Tech House to Deep House, we’ve got you covered. Tracks from the likes of Rick Wade, Marco Madia, Mike Morales and Mi Ke, Boyard, Demarkus Lewis, James Brucke, Danny eM and label founder and head honcho Rogerio Martins are all on hand to ensure maximum impact on the floors. Get this one in your collection and you’ll have the tools to rock out at any party.

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JOAL – IN THE MIX 005 – DEEP TECH SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Our next In The Mix session comes from the head honcho of Monog Records – Joal. Portuguese artist Joal is revered among his peers for attention to detail and quality sounds. He has shaped his style to offer rich dynamic sounds coupled with deep lush goodness. Over the last number of years he’s refined his live sets using numerous hardware synths and FX units while utilising everything that software has to offer. Here he digs deep into the Monog archives and labels such as Ballyhoo Records, Piston Recordings, Constant Circles, Kolour Recordings, Vakant, Planet Rhythm, Silver Network and Selador to give us two contrasting sets filled with a plethora of top cuts that will surely get the floors moving.

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THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE 010 (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Secrets Of The Trade reaches its 10th edition and once again we’ve selected some of the finest cuts from our recent Piston Recordings offerings. Our mission is and will always be to provide only the best house music in all its forms, from Tech House to Deep House, we’ve got you covered. Tracks from the likes of Rick Wade, Marco Madia, Mike Morales and Mi Ke, Boyard, Demarkus Lewis, James Brucke, Danny eM and label founder and head honcho Rogerio Martins are all on hand to ensure maximum impact on the floors. Get this one in your collection and you’ll have the tools to rock out at any party.

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DJ LOONEY TUNE – WORKSTATION – DJ GHOST REMIX (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

DJ Ghost heads up our next special celebratory 25 years remix, and he gets the job done with a stomping re-imagining of DJ Looney Tunes’ Workstation. DJ Looney Tune is the brainchild of top Belgian artist Ramses De Craene, who is also know for several other projects that fell under the Bonzai/Lightning umbrella such as Da Tune, Freeze, Hard Beatz, M.W.F., R.A.M.S.E.S. and Tazmanian. He has also worked in several groups, notably Black Widow, Bomb Trexx, Hard Beatz, Mental Refreshment, Oddworld (with Laurent Veronnez), Phrenetic System, Repulsive 2 (with Stefan Melis), The Bomb Squad , The Sync (with Mike Dierickx) and Zenith where he contributed heavily to the early Bonzai sound. Under his DJ Looney Tune guise he was responsible for many top hits in Europe and across the World, Beatbox on Bonzai Records, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ on Bonzai Jumps and Boom On The Moon on Axma among others. It was these tracks that catapulted his presence on the scene and when Workstation (which was originally a B-Side on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’) hit the sound systems things took off even bigger. The tracks was synonymous with peak time moments in clubs where it brought the crowd higher and higher with its trancey techno style. Several remixes where commissioned soon after with the likes of M.I.K.E. doing the business with his magic touch. As it’s our 25th year we thought a contemporary take on this classic was prudent and, thanks to the mighty DJ Ghost, the results are superb.

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MANU RIGA & JOHN M – TRYING HARDER EP (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Multi talented Belgian artist Manu Riga is back with more of his beautifully crafted offerings in the form of Trying Harder EP. He enlists the superb vocal talents of John M for this one and once again the results are outstanding. Manu Riga is fast becoming a leader in utilising strong vocalists in the progressive arena. His past endeavours have been greatly recognised, adding an extra spice to progressive house music with his army of fans dubbing him The Master Of Voices. His dynamic sound is ever changing and he adapts beautifully to each vocal artist he works with. He never fails to impress and we’ve no doubt there will be much more coming out of Manu Riga studios in the future. French singer John M aka John Morillion dishes out a sublime vocal on this one. He spent his childhood years living between France, UK and USA where he took in the different cultures which have influenced his style. His travel experiences culminated with the 2012 album Love It All which was followed in 2014 with his fan backed Born To Meet You.

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RICARDO PIEDRA – ZYRVINTH (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Ricardo Piedra enters the solo arena once again on our next Bonzai Progressive slice with the superb two tracker entitled Zyrvinth. Usually we see him team up with Gabriel West and their last outing Miocen was exceptional as always. Ricardo has also enjoyed several releases on various other labels (usually with Gabriel) including Nervous Records, Stellar Fountain and Baroque to name just a few. He utilises his production skills with DJing to bring a unique live set that delivers deep and energetic sessions that always delight. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from this guy and his studio partner in the future.

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GABRIEL GUSH – BELIEVE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Rome based artist Gabriel Gush debuts on Piston Recordings with the smooth house vibes on his Believe EP. Growing up, Gabriel’s family played an important role in shaping his musical vision. Inspired by several genres he nurtured his own style which enabled him to play at several venues across Rome and Europe. For him, the art of music is a movement created by a group of people who share a common project, the desire to have fun. In 2010 he won the Most Famous Of Europe – Movida Corona Contest as Best Emerging DJ in Italy. This accolade took him to Berlin and the China Lounge where he plays among many of Europe’s top rising talents. Armed whit this new experience, he returned to Italy with the desire to play with music in every sense of the word, honing his skills to bring his sound to the best clubs.

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ASKIN DEDEOGLU – DARK TRACES EP (PROGREZ)

Bulgarian born and now residing in Turkey, DJ and producer Askin Dedeoglu shows up on our Progrez imprint with the excellent four tracker entitled Dark Traces EP which is the follow up to his debut – White – over on Green Martian back in 2016. Askin became interested in electronic music around 1990 and in 1994 he started to DJ securing gigs at various night clubs. In 2005 he started to look into producing while working in the IT industry. His first release came in 2014 and was representative of the sounds he was creating between 2005 and 2008. Tracks he made between 2008 and 2012 were part of his second album Route 34 and all tracks after that make up his hugely impressive back catalogue. A super talented artist with a diverse sound, always exciting to get his new material in the mailbox.

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BONZAI BASIK BEATS 368 – MIXED BY ADRIANO DODICI

Adriano Dodici steps into the Bonzai Basik Deats hot seat with his first set that will definitely get the party juices flowing and set you up for the weekend. Adriano has released several cuts on our Progrez imprint including his latest cut alongside Checco Esse with their Motion EP. Expect a blisteringly set filled with music from Roger Martinez, Ben Coda, Moby, Peter Oliver, Pion, Felix Hrocher, Charlie Kane and Meat Katie among others.

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MARINER featuring MISS T – DON’T LET GO FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Mariner joins forces with Miss T to deliver the superb Don’t Let Go which comes with a solid remix from Chris Domingo & Miss T. Mariner aka Jay Roebuck began as a hip-hop, experimental producer in the early 90is. Having been exposed to house music at The Edge n Jacksonville, he immediately fell in love with the vibe, the sound, and the unity that the house scene provided. While performing at a warehouse party in Jacksonville under the name Aquanauts, he was discovered by DJ Rob-E and invited to meet with KRAM Records in Orlando. Mariner was signed as an artist and began working as the labels primary studio engineer and co-producer all the time writing tracks that would be featured on his ever-popular debut album Amphibian. Mariner has had a unique sound from day one. As his name suggests, he is heavily influenced by all things water. This fluid nature is ever present in his song structure and sound selection, incorporating wicked drum programming, memorable melodies, beautiful pads, and natural sound effects, Mariner has the ability to not only make everyone in house want to dance but also embrace the person next to them in unconditional love.

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DYLAN DOWIE – SYNAPSE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Dylan Dowie debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Synapse which is backed up with two solid remixes. Dylan is an up and coming young DJ and Producer from Glasgow. Starting off as a regular bedroom DJ, he has made the transition into a club DJ on the Scottish scene. Influenced by artists across different genres such as John O’Callaghan, Sander Van Doorn and Will Atkinson, Dylan has made a reputation for himself through playing professional warm-up sets at various venues and has been commended for impeccable track selection by many. More recently Dylan has taken his inspiration from the likes of Solid Stone, Gai Barone, and Yotto to name a few. He has developed a love for deeper and more progressive sounds as he continues to progress as both a DJ and an artist. Dylan has supported some of the biggest names in electronic music over the last few years, whilst representing some of Scotland’s biggest club nights and brands. As a DJ, he is able to boast being on line-ups alongside Menno De Jong, 4-Strings, Jordan Suckley, Sneijder, John Askew, Vini Vici and Blastoyz. He has became a regular feature at Glasgow event Trancelate. A personal highlight for Dylan was warming up for Ferry Corsten for Colours, playing a Progressive House set which received great feedback. Moving into music production, the future goal for Dylan is to spend more time in the studio perfecting his skills and developing his sound.

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