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CORTEX THRILL – EUREKA FEATURED BY BEATPORT

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.

11 September 2019 UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – EUREKA [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

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.

9 September 2019 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

KÖSCHK – DYSTOPIA [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Köschk 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.

2 September 2019 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2019 [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

As the summer approaches and revellers head to the White Isle, let us provide the soundtrack to your party season with 60 of the hottest cuts on Ibiza 2019. We’ve carefully selected these tracks for maximum effect, to give you the tools required to make sure the crowd keeps moving. Alternatively, you can fire this one up in the car or at the pool side and enjoy the pure progressive house vibes. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Airwave, Manu Riga, Cortex Thrill, Matan Caspi, Following Light, Lily Pita, Ewan Rill, Gai Barone, Koschk, Rafa Alcantara, Cheery, Stan Kolev, Rise and Fall, Night Shift Master, Phi Phi, Tom Wax, MacroVision, F-Act, Iga Dep, Hisham Sabbah, Rick Pier O’Neil, Bilboni, Bob The Groove, Kush, L.S.G., AudioStorm, Ricardo Piedra, Nico Parisi, Blufeld and many, many more. Get this one in your collection, you will not be disappointed.

25 June 2019 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD & NIKKO MAVRIDIS – IRIS [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Fresh for 2019, Blufeld and Nikko Mavridis join forces once again and follow up their superb Pothos with the equally superb Iris, which features a solid remix from Bonzai veteran Cortex Thrill. Blufeld remains a stalwart for us at Bonzai. We’ve been continuously impressed with his talents for over a decade and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. He captivates and mesmerizes, taking us into his three-dimensional world of sound. He relishes in his 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, just like his last outing here with Anonymous We Stand. Nikko Mavridis is considered to be one of the most respected and well-known DJ’s in Greece. In the 90’s he was one of the most energetic members of DMC Hellas and at the same time he presented a highly rated radio show in Kavala. He is recognised for his ability behind the decks and his unique style and he has graced the stage with many top names over the years. Nikko has been quite busy in making his own music recently. He started recording as Coda with his partners Nicodream and Saki Tee and together they have racked up an impressive release count, which is heavily supported by DJ’s all over the world. Nowadays he is producing his own remixes and originals with his unique deep progressive sound.

25 March 2019 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 444 – MIXED BY CORTEX THRILL

Cortex Thrill get behind the decks on this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats with another sublime cosmic inspired progressive journey mix from frontman Ivo T. Montina. From the early years of Bonzai Records, Cortex Thrill brought their sound to the masses, helping to define an era in the process. In recent years the focus has been on the progressive house sound with live performances at the forefront. Expect to be thoroughly entertained with tracks and remixes from Hanz Zimmer, Remake, Anton Make, Iga Dep, Ziger, ARTBAT, Danito Athina, Stan Kolev, Tim Penner, Jamie Stevens, Sam Heyman, Matan Caspi, Wally Lopez, Cherry, Maceo Plex and more.

8 March 2019 RADIOSHOWS Read more

AIRWAVE – IN THE MIX 007 – PROGRESSIVE SESSIONS (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Following the hugely successful In The Mix 006, we are excited to bring you the next instalment, In The Mix 007 which features our very own music maestro, Airwave. Filled with over 2 hours of sublime progressive grooves, this double set takes us on an epic journey that builds and builds to a wonderful climax. For the longest time, Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave has remained a firm favourite in the trance and progressive scene as his army of fans will testify. With several studio albums, hundreds of releases and remixes under his many different guises, it’s no wonder he commands the respect of his peers. Laurent is also known for his modesty, integrity and genuine connection with his fans. For the last number of years, he has traversed the globe, delivering his unique, energetic DJ style to clubs and festivals. Recently he completed a whirlwind tour of Australia and, no doubt there will be more tours in the coming months. In the studio is probably where you would find him at his most creative. He carved out his sound over the years and in the last few months he has taken things on a lightly different direction, going deeper into the progressive sound. This was manifested on his latest release Bliss, which gained great support across the board. There is so much to talk about when Airwave is the subject, but for now we will let you enjoy the music.

6 November 2018 FEATURED  UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – ECLIPTICUM FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Bonzai legend Cortex Thrill returns to our progressive imprint with another stellar slice titled Eclipticum which features two mixes from creator Ivo T Montina as well as three solid remixes. From the sweaty darkened rave scene of the mid-nineties, Cortex Thrill has stood the test of time and evolved their sound while utilising the cutting-edge technology of the day. In its contemporary form, that sound has bridged the gap between progressive and tech resulting in a hybrid genre that is unique and inspiring. Ivo’s previous outings here in recent years have certainly lived up to that and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.

24 October 2018 UPDATES Read more

CORTEX THRILL – ECLIPTICUM [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Bonzai legend Cortex Thrill returns to our progressive imprint with another stellar slice titled Eclipticum which features two mixes from creator Ivo T Montina as well as three solid remixes. From the sweaty darkened rave scene of the mid-nineties, Cortex Thrill has stood the test of time and evolved their sound while utilising the cutting-edge technology of the day. In its contemporary form, that sound has bridged the gap between progressive and tech resulting in a hybrid genre that is unique and inspiring. Ivo’s previous outings here in recent years have certainly lived up to that and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing much more in the future.

22 October 2018 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LIO Q – AEDES [BONZAI PROGRESSIVE]

Lio Q joins us at Bonzai Progressive with this fine debut slice titled Aedes which is beefed up by two solid remixes from Alex Vidal and Cortex Thrill. Lio Q was always passionate in all aspects of his life, that’s how he found music which quickly became a part of himself. in 2012 he began his career, seduced by the sounds of house and other genres before he found his way to progressive house. A young artist, his productions are characterized by an intense groove and harmonies. His works have received support from Henan Cattaneo, JOOF, Rick Pier O Neill and Danilo Ercole to name a few. He promises to keep growing and contributing the best he can. We’re excited to have this outstandingly talented artist here at BP.

27 August 2018 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS 372 – MIXED BY CORTEX THRILL

Cortex Thrill head up this week’s Bonzai Basik Beats with a sublime trek deep into the progressive world with trimmings of trance and tech house. One of Bonzai’s earliest acts, Cortex Thrill have delivered quality tunes to the label which have helped shape the sound the world has come to love. After several years hiatus Cortex Thrill returned with the explosive Mitochondria which was followed by the equally impressive Utopia (Colonization). Cortex Thrill have developed a superb live PA, combining live elements with DJing which wows the crowd wherever they perform. In the mix today you can expect a building set that culminates with a tech blowout. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Rodriguez JR, Jeremy Orlander, Pryda, Mata Caspi, Tiesto, Jerome Isma-Ae, Paul Thomas, Kastis Torrau & Arnas D, Rick Pier O’Neil, metrONomes and Age Of Love are all on hand to take us on this wonderful journey. The perfect fodder to get the weekend party started.

20 October 2017 RADIOSHOWS Read more

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