Scott Rotton debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Acid Souls. Scott’s passion for electronic music started in the 90’s, he grew up in the UK listening to 90’s trance. Gatecrasher One was on his doorstep and that’s naturally where he spent most of his early clubbing days, this influence can clearly be seen in his music productions today. Understanding the intricacies of club music has helped Scott become a truly versatile DJ, because of this he has been a staple DJ for some of the world leading brands including 5 consecutive years for Space Ibiza On Tour. His productions are often a modern blend of techno, progressive house and trance, carefully infused into a precisely crafted sonic package. A pleasure to have him on board.
Warung aka DJ, producer duo Aaron Hopkins and Dillon Ames debut here at Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Matahari. While riding mopeds around busy Bali intersections one half of this duo was intrigued by an Indonesian concept of Warung meaning small family run business. It quickly became apparent how intrinsic Warungs were to the culture, they were self-made, the lifeline of the family, and an ever-lasting legacy to carry on. The concept of Warung became the perfect meaning for their sound and project. Aaron and Dillon decided to put aside their solo projects and together cultivate a rich sound, from the ground up, with the intention of starting an organic musical identity. The cultivation continues but with each groove constructed, they continue to push forward into a new space that warrants a mix of old and new. After several productions and collaborations this duo knows their way around the studio and continue to bring more dance floor ready grooves to a thriving scene. Great to have them on board.
Tel Aviv based Polish artist Andre Ofir Shwartz aka Anartist debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime progressive grooves of Atom On A Butterfly. A young up-and-coming artist, Andre has many years of experience in the Israeli underground scene. He can shift between genres with ease, focusing in on more progressive, tech and melodic techno sounds. With a release already under his belt, there is so much more to come from this guy and we’re delighted to have him on board.
Nico Parisi is up next on Bonzai Progressive, delivering another superb slice of progressive goodness. Fresh off the back of his remix for Night Shift Master’s Gravity, Nico certainly knows how to churn out quality vibes. For many years he’s been at the forefront of dance music as both a DJ and producer. It all started with a DJ gig at the infamous Atmoz club, from there he enjoyed success playing at Belgium’s top venues as well as travelling the world. He has also brought his skills to many festivals with regular appearances including Bonzai Retro, Legacy Festival, Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop and a host of other notable events. His foray into the production world started with a demo he sent to Antler Subway which was met with success when he saw his tracks championed across the world by the likes of Tiesto, Oakenfold, Cox, Van Buuren and many more. After a period of time with EMI he signed an exclusive contract with the legendary Bonzai Progressive (Bonzai Records) where his brand of smooth, deep, progressive vibes would shine. Nico now boasts a hugely impressive catalogue of original works and remixes which continues to grow with every expertly crafted construction.
Blufeld and DJ Fire join forces in the studio and deliver the superb Nighted with an individual mix from each artist on the release. This is the second time around these guys have collaborated, back in 2016 they gave us First Flight To Mars on our Green Martian imprint. Blufeld and DJ Fire are names synonymous with Bonzai, Jurgen Leyers aka DJ Fire is considered with legendary status given his vast back catalogue across many of our labels in the past as well as in recent years. Best known for his work alongside Airwave on their Fire & Ice project, he also has quite an impressive collection of solo works and he was awarded an Outstanding Acheivement gong at our Bonzai Awards ceremony in 2019. Still DJing regularly at many retro events across Belgium and beyond, always great to hear his latest works. Blufeld burst onto the Bonzai stage in 2008 and has given nothing but top-quality cuts ever since. Always searching for that unique sound, he prides himself in creating music from the soul to evoke the most emotionally charged response from his listeners. He is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions, a producer who works 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 house music. As ever, we get excited when his newest efforts come through the office.
Mumbai, India based artist Raunaq Sandhu debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Cold Heart which takes us on a deep, moody, uplifting journey. Also known as Mr Sandhu, Raunaq is an experienced electronic music producer who is now beginning to shine by spreading his music far and wide. Great to have him on board, this guy is definitely one to watch.
Spanish DJ and producer Toni Gonzalez aka Experimental Feelings returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb A New Opportunity which follows his epic remix on Koschk’s True Romance from earlier this year. Toni has been churning out quality cuts for us across our main imprint and Green Martian as well as a host of other works including remixes and appearances on various compilations. Toni’s productions regularly feature in many sets from DJ’s around the world and it’s no surprise given his extensive back catalogue that spans many labels. So much more to come from this guy, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
Celebrated Dutch DJ and producer Jaydee aka Edgar Robin Albers dusts off his 1996 cut Underground City, originally released on Zounds and Bonzai Trance Progressive Italy under his Chemistry guise, for a 2019 makeover. A long-established artist, Edgar played in clubs all over the The Netherlands and later went on to national radio. Five times he organized the annual Dutch Mixing Championship, and in the past years he hosted various music and sports programs on national TV. He has performed all over the world at countless festivals and parties. For three consecutive years his radio show For Those Who Like To Groove got voted Best Dutch Dance Show, a unique accomplishment for which in 1992 he received an industry award. Besides his musical activities as Jaydee, which gave us the iconic Plastic Dreams among others, Edgar also had several other successful aliases which dominated the 90’s. Great to have him back after all these years.
Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Gravity which is backed up with a superb remix by Nico Parisi. This one follows the equally fantastic Tribalistic which gained a lot of support and continues a string of quality cuts thus far. Israeli DJ and producer Vlad started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.
Colombian DJ and producer John Nino aka Zalvador marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the excellent Chronology which is backed up with a quality remix from Ewan Rill. With a wealth of experience on the DJ circuit, John decided to step into the studio in 2016 to explore his sound and form an identity he can translate into clean, melodic progressive sounds. Since 2018 he has released a few tracks and is currently working on more. A rising talent we’re delighted to have on board.
Fresh off remix duties on Platunoff’s Unbreakable, Rafa Alcantara returns to Bonza Progressive with the superb Himalaya EP. 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. Great to see him back once again.