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Dani Sbert marks his Bonzai Basiks debut with powerful techno grooves on the two track Fidelity EP. Spanish born DJ and producer Dani was always destined to be in the music business having been seduced by rhythms from a young age. At just 14 years old he got his first set of Technics which enabled him to hone his skills and amass a large collection of classic vinyl. He has graced the decks all around the world and many venues, playing alongside a host of top jocks. On the production front he boasts a hugely impressive release count which cover a multitude of labels. He has had more than 500 Top 100 Beatport entries and his music is championed by many on the big stage and the small stage. Dani has a long, detailed and very fulfilling music career and we’re delighted to have him here at Bonzai Basiks.
Mexico native Doriaan aka Dorian Padilla shows up on our Bonzai Basiks label with the fantastic Rood which is backed up with a solid remix from Bonzai legend Ben Knoxx. This one follows his last outing here – Roasrio on Green Martian – and goes some way to showcasing the diverse skillset this guy has. Doriaan is building up a discography that has one objective, to make people dance and feel a wide range of emotions. He has been focused on producing trance music, but it is inevitable to hear some other genres influences in his productions. From techno, to deep house, psy trance or even classical, his musical taste inspires him to create music that has groove, melody and emotion. Worrying less and less every day about labelling genres, the main objective of his project is to deliver great music and great feelings and memories for his audience.
Our very own Van Czar returns to Bonzai Basiks with the thundering techno joint titled Adsum which is backed up with a superb remix from Tim Baker. Van Czar continues to delight, his creative mind never fails to deliver and in the last couple of years he has really lifted his profile in the music world. On his last outing here, he paired up with techno legend Ken Ishii on Kitai which also got a vinyl release, pleasing a lot of 12” junkies. Van has aligned himself with several electronic music legends including Dave Angel, Kevin Saunderson, Robert Babicz as well as Ken and Tim. Aside from his own productions he runs his own CZ, Ibiza Boys and Van Czar Series labels which have been responsible for some quality tracks lately. Always a pleasure having Van Czar on the roster and no doubt we will see much more in the future.
After a short hiatus we are happy to see the dynamic duo of Jon ManimaL & Magros aka metrONomes back with another dancefloor busting cut titled Karma. Last time we saw the guys was on their (+) EP which gained great support. Coming from different backgrounds and having both spent much time exploring music personally, they are able to join together and produce some stunning progressive and tech works in a unique way which shows off their personalities. The result is a mixture of different music styles, thoughts, perspectives and beliefs blended in one music scheme. They have taken their Metronomes Live Project on the road and performed with various artists around the world including Sander Kleinenberg, Guy J, D-Nox, Phil Thompson aka Moonface, Antony Pappa, Son Kite, Tycon, Armin Van Buuren, Antix aka Fiord, Symphonix, Glen Morison, John Digweed, G Pal and many more. Always an exciting time when their new music drops into the office.
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.
Techno DJ and producer Ben Knoxx bursts onto the scene with a vibrant, fresh approach to pumping Techno. His first outing for Bonzai was over on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint with a remix on Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra’s Tonic EP. This time he debuts on Bonzai Basiks with Do You Want which is backed up with a sublime remix from the legendary CJ Bolland. Ben Knoxx has all the tools required to churn out quality cuts having been present in the club scene for many years and, he is also a veteran in the music industry as well as a Bonzai legend. A string of Hard Trance and Techno hits in the 90’s certainly put this guy on the map and in more recent years he’s put himself into many different genres under various guises with great success. A new found enthusiasm and outside influences have developed into a desire to get back in the studio and come up with the goods.
Belfast’s own techno guru Louis Irvine returns to Bonzai Basiks with yet another bass bin busting joint that will definitely keep the techno heads very happy indeed. In just a few short years Louis has carved out his own niche with the Bonzai family. A string of quality cuts including Saturn, Alpas, In My Mind and Malfunction performed very well indeed, as did his collaboration with fellow Irishman Conor Doherty on their Orenda project. If you like your techno raw and straight up banging, then you’ve come to the right place.
Belgian technoist Van Czar returns to his Bonzai Basiks home with another superb cut in the form of Cherry Lovers. Van is all about the music, he never fails to deliver the goods, with quality always at the forefront. Aside from creating cuts like this he is constantly on the lookout for great new music for his label CZ, which is already gathering a hugely impressive back catalogue of sounds. Last time around on BB Van gave us the impressive Danse Du Petit Matin which was very well received indeed. He has also released several techno gems on his own CZ both as a solo artist and in collaboration with several artists. We always look forward to his latest offerings, he never disappoints.
Belfast technoist Louis Irvine returns to Bonzai Basiks with the stomping beats and penetrating basses of his new Saturn EP. This is his first solo effort since his Alpas EP back at the end of 2016. Just after that he had two smashers alongside fellow Irishman Conor Doc with Shade EP and Sequence EP under their Orenda guise. We know Louis loves to ramp up the deeper frequencies so make sure you set your bassbins to maximum effect.
One of our longstanding artists Sa.Du aka Greek techno guru Thanos Dimitriou returns with another stomper Last Chance. This guy has dished out some serious bangers in the last 6 years and it’s no wonder we get excited when his new material comes through the inbox. To date Sa.Du has a very impressive list of released tracks and remixes across various top quality labels including, Bonzai Basiks, B-Limited, Eyepatch Recordings, Bonzai Progressive, Ak-Tek Records, Mint & Mustard Recordings, Wasabi Records, Hi Fi Stories and many, many more. Thanos is someone who puts all his efforts into making music that speaks to the listener in a way that gets ingrained on the memory, in his own words – “Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul”. With a philosophy like this you can be sure that only the best will do.
Abib Djinn debuts on Bonzai Basiks with the sublime Cartago Nova EP. Abib joins us from our sister label CZ where he has already enjoyed a couple of solid releases and an appearance at the Amsterdam Dance Event. He is a self confessed genie of dark techno vibes. He loves to create decadent dark atmospheres and hard parties. A wonderful up and coming talent with a lot to offer, this guy is most definitely one to watch for the future, most likely the dark side of the future.
Orenda returns with another techno slice entitled Sequence EP which is a follow up to their very successful debut – Shade EP. This dynamic duo is made up of two Belfast lads – Louis Irvine and Conor Doherty and together they are tapping in to the pumping techno niche with gusto and versatility. Their debut ranked high in many charts, with a top 10 placing on Beatport among others. They received positive feedback from many jocks as both tracks from the EP ripped up floors around the world. After speaking to both these guys we can tell they have plenty more to offer and are ferociously keen to spread their magical techno dust across the globe. Keep an eye on Orenda, they’re lurking and ready to pounce with more absolute stompers.
Belgian technoist Van Czar is back at Bonzai Basiks with Danse Du Petit Matin which comes backed up with a fine remix from Jamez. Van is all about the music, he never fails to deliver the goods with quality always at the forefront. Aside from creating cuts like this he is constantly on the lookout for great new music for his label CZ, which is already gathering a hugely impressive back catalogue of sounds. We always look forward to his latest offerings, he never disappoints.