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Without doubt one of the most influential figures in electronic music for almost three decades. Oliver Lieb aka L.S.G. treats us to his new double album (and his 10th studio album under this moniker) Double Vision. Fresh off the back of an exclusive vinyl pressing (on Bonzai Progressive) of his massive hit – Netherworld, this sublime album traverses a world of cosmic chilled out grooves and straight up 4×4 killers. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge of electronic music and has seen himself transition between multiple genres, dominating in every one. He is most known for his L.S.G. guise which has given us so much quality tracks over the years. He is also renowned for Paragliders and Spicelab among many other aliases as well as working in several very successful groups over the years. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. In 2010 he started Solieb Digital where he would unleash his back catalogue in re-mastered glory. We could go on for days about this guy, but instead we’ll let his brand new album do the talking.
Bob The Groove delivers his next Bonzai Progressive slice in the form of the superb two tracker entitled My Bro Da Rastaman. This one marks the Frenchman’s third BP outing and once again he proves his talent with two sublime tracks. His last effort here – Some Seeds Of Love – was very well received indeed having secured high rankings on various charts and lots of playtime. Much more to come from this guy and well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
K.Oshkin aka Konstantin Oshkin returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Heaven which comes packed with three solid remixes. His last outing – Assol, charted very well indeed and this new slice continues his relationship with Ewan Rill and Following as they provide the remixes once again alongside BP newcomer Federico Monachesi. K.Oshkin has racked up an impressive discography that focuses in on quality progressive sounds. His work has been released on various labels including Incepto, Sleepless Nights Recordings, Inmost Records, Aeriform Records and Balkan Connection to name just a few. On top of that he has worked with a raft of top producers including, Matt Holliday and Jonnas B among others.
Piston’s newest compilation series – Ghettoblasters – brings the finest tech house grooves together under one convenient package ready to load onto your playlist. Whether you’re looking to rock out a venue or hone your skills at home, we’ve selected 15 explosive tech house cuts that will get the speakers pumping. Original works from Joal, Mirko Gorelli, Jon Costas, Titan Road, Mike Denitz, Josu Freire, Eat Dust, Alex Wellmann, Klaus Keller, Monotronik, Kenny Ground, Sebastian Tourt & Natur, K.A.M.A., Andrea Rivi and DYS (Italy) make up this stunning collection that will become a valued asset in your arsenal.
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal returns after a short hiatus with the superb Epiphany. We last saw him back in 2016 on remix duties for Blufeld & Platunoff – Tiefe Gedanken as well as appearances on several of our compilations. Alex found a passion for music at a very young age when he learned to play Spanish guitar and piano. He grew up listening a wide range of music from the 80’s & 90’s, the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, A-Ha, New Order, The Cult, Nirvana and Metallica, are just some of the bands that shaped his youth. He started to DJ in the early 90’s playing techno, trance & house in local clubs and private parties. The next step in his musical career came in 2012 when he started to produce his own music. Soon after he had releases on various prestigious progressive labels like Stellar Fountain with Stellarium EP, Mistique Music with Lost In Your Eyes, OLD SQL Recordings with Nomads Of The Sky EP and Perfecto Records with Wild Beauty which was featured on Paul Oakenfolds DJ Box in March 2014. Since then he has racked up an impressive release count on Bonzai progressive where he showcases his awesome brand of progressive grooves.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Ain Sof EP and this one comes hot on the heels of his previous stomper Marduk. Jesus made his BP debut back at the start of 2017 with the impressive My Inner EP which saw some great support among many. A veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. A master of his craft, we’re delighted to have him back.
Lisbon based music duo The Slum Vagabunds aka Syper and Vanhell, mark their debut on Piston with the fantastic Solace EP which is a super sexy slice of dancey house music. Syper and Vanhell got together back in 2011, which is also the year they joined Fuse Records. They share a common identity strengthened by eclectic tastes and a creative freedom that allows them to run all the spoils of electronic music without any boundaries. They are attentive to the reality of the world we all live in and they arise as the representative name of memory and awareness to the imbalance that still exists in this so called modern world, where no one is absolutely saved. Inspired by the underground, The Slum Vagabunds present themselves on an alternative line, far from the mainstream, which is what makes their brand imprint gain strength in musical aspects ranging from deep house to modern techno.
One of Piston’s longer standing contributors Marco Madia returns with another deep house slice entitled Gray Squirrel that will keep the floors moving no doubt. This one marks his ninth outing as well as appearances on several compilations over the years. We’re always excited when his latest offerings drop into the mailbox and already we can’t wait for his next one, for now though, get down and dirty with these deep and groovy movers.
Afterhour Trax is back with another progressively charged compilation featuring 20 of the hottest cuts to come out of the Bonzai stable in the last few months. For Afterhour Trax 22 we’ve pushed the boat out yet again and selected the very best gems for your listening pleasure. Tracks and remixes from artists such as Airwave, Paul Angelo & Don Argento, Basil O’Glue, Nico Parisi, Manu Riga, Matan Caspi, Neptun 505, Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra, Concrete Waves, AudioStorm, Bob The Groove and Joc H among others are all on hand to provide you with the weapons required to destroy the floors. Some serious head turners here, a definite must for your arsenal.
DJ and producer from Mauritius, Kush returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Night Owl which follows his last outing – Trigger. Kush was interested and passionate about music since his early childhood. He started to learn the basics of music using a keyboard at the age of 5. Growing up, he discovered the possibility of making music using computers and grabbed the opportunity to develop his skills and talents to produce electronic music. He was also part of a local rock band as a keyboardist. He is into many different genres of music and his electronic music inspirations and selections are rooted in groovy beats, heavy bass lines, emotive chords, dark synths, percussive, melodic and old school soundscapes.
England based DJ and producer Zed White debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Crazy Diamonds which comes backed up with excellent remixes from Kiz Pattison. Zed has appeared on several top quality labels over the years and he recently debuted on our Green Martian imprint with a great remix on Maxim Vozisov’s Gravitation. A solid and diverse artist who does not disappoint.
Popular Piston Recordings contributor Daniel Ray returns for his 5th outing here with the superb Under Your Bed EP. We last saw him back in December 2016 with the impressive Low Heals before appearances on volume 8 and 9 of our Secrets Of The Trade series. Always great to hear new material from this hugely talented artist and no doubt we’ll see much more in the future.
German music genius L.S.G. aka Oliver Lieb throws up a nice little surprise for us with brand new remixes of his famous 1996 cut Netherworld. First appearing on his second studio album – Volume Two – Netherworld quickly became a firm favourite around the world, and now in 2017 we get a glorious re-mastered version and three superb mixes all on a quality vinyl pressing. Oliver Lieb continues to be hugely influential to artists, his career spans almost 3 decades and in that time he’s delivered hundreds of tracks under various guises, with L.S.G. being one of his most popular. He is most known for his cutting edge techno and trance, but he also produces memorable downtempo, ambient and tech house. His works have featured on the legendary Superstition as L.S.G. with tracks like Fragile, Hearts, Blueprint, My Time Is Yours and the list goes on. Paragliders was also hugely successful as was lots of other aliases he went by. From here his tracks were picked by a multitude of labels including Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi, Platipus and Sven Vath’s Harthouse where his Spicelab moniker dominated. In 1996 his tracks were picked up for some of our own labels starting with an appearance on XTC Trax 3 with Fontana which led to other inclusions on compilations for Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. One of the world’s best known aliases in the electronic music scene no doubt, delighted to have him on board at Bonzai. For 2017 Oliver has created a new solid mix called the Main Mix offering up a wonderful tribute to the original. It delivers punchy kicks and crispy sharp hats alongside bright percussions. Mesmerizing pads fade in as a minimal bassline dances across the groove creating a wonderful re-imagined take on the original. Gated synths ease in to the arrangement and the break on the mix opens up to reveal that beautiful melody. Throughout the track the vocal adds character as well as keeping the classic vibe alive. Bonzai regular Rise and Fall aka Russian artist Anton Vishniakov has the honour of providing the remix and yet again he delivers a stunning progressive workout. While Netherworld remains a timeless classic, this guy has added an outstanding modern twist that will appeal to a new generation of music lovers. The remix is a deep rooted monster filled with lush basses and a solid beat. We’re enthralled by the attention to detail here, subtle nuances in the FX department add depth and texture while the original synth melody is eased in to perfection. A sublime slice that you will not want to miss. To say this is a must have is an understatement.
Pavlin Petrov delivers yet another one of his magnificent progressive offerings in the form of his new Tremor EP which delivers three very distinctive sounds for our listening pleasure. This one is hot on the heels of his last outing alongside Graham Lloris and their We Are Not Alone from February 2017. Hailing from Bulgaria Pavlin grew up with music by Jean Michelle Jarre, Vangleis and Enigma. He started producing in 2005 with a keen interest in Ambient before he got more into progressive house. Since then he mixes his tracks with an ambient atmosphere which is essential for progressive house. He likes to experiment with every new track and express that deep and dark feeling dedicated to his unique style. Over the last 5 or 6 years he has released a plethora of music on various labels including Mystic Carousel Records, KP Recordings, Beat Block Records, Suffused Music as well as Bonzai Progressive among others. On top of this he has an impressive list of remixes for others making him a very much in demand artist. Always great to have his new material drop in, he never disappoints.