Recent posts: Progressive House
Tali Freaks returns to Bonzai Progressive alongside Al Martino with Sitheru’s Chant. Tali Freaks grew up influenced by his father’s music knowledge and from the age of nine, studied the piano for 4 years. At 16, he started DJ’ing in a small club in Capri, the start of his DJ career. He started producing music with his own equipment in 1994 and then after a few years he was offered to go to work for a record company in Naples, Bustin Loose Records, run and owned by the actual Planet Funk. He has seen releases on a plethora of labels including Piston Recordings, She’s Super Records and many more. He enjoys collaborating and has worked with a host of top artists. Al Martino debuts here at BP and he has worked with Gerardo on several occasions in the past. The two seem to have an electric chemistry and they always churn out the goods, great to have him on board.
Inessa returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Jeriba and this one follows hot on the heels of her debut here called Iguana Love. Half Austrian and half Tunisian, Inessa has been in love with electronic music since a very young. Primarily involved in the scene before as a dancer, and due to her Tunisian heritage, she emphasizes on groove, beats and a deep vibe often accompanied by mellow organic synths or other instruments. She started raving and breathing the sound in the late 90’s when Techno become a movement with the Berlin Love Parade. She sees herself as a world citizen, who is deeply inspired by her journeys and the people that come with it. She lived in Paris, London and New York City while finishing her studies. At the moment she resides in Vienna, Austria, where she founded the label Leisure Music Productions. She is an organizer of various electronic events and also a DJane. In terms of electronic genres, she is mostly intrigued by organic vibes in Deep House, Progressive House, Deep Tech and Melodic Techno as well as Afro House. Her style can be described as very warm and deep but one thing is for sure. making music for her is a means of expressing her love to dance and to enjoy life in all its beauty.
Katarina Dariy joins us at Bonzai Progressive with her debut track titled Find Yourself. Katarina is an emerging deep house and melodic techno DJ, producer from Kiev, currently based in Antwerp. Being raised in a family of musicians, there was almost no chance for her not to follow her musical feeling. Guitar, piano, drums, and singing have all accompanied her throughout her nomadic life. Katarina’s interest in electronic music has its roots back in her teenage years, when rave culture in Kiev had only just started taking form as we now know it. But her aspirations became more tangible after moving to Antwerp. Her apartment was located close to the legendary club Cafe de Anvers, which gave her access to weekly inspiration from top artists. She started pursuing her DJ career in Antwerp clubs like Vaag and Flat-A, which resulted in her being invited to showcase her talents in Amsterdam, Ibiza, and Mykonos. Her decision to follow Electronic music production and audio engineering course at SAE institute Brussels led her to ghost producing. Guided by her Ukrainian heritage and freewheeling Ibiza spirit, she gives intense and electrifying experiences.
Montreal, Canada based artist The Addixion, debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Eternal Aurora. An up and coming artist, The Addixion has already seen a release on Mystique Music which is gathering great support. We don’t know too much about this talented producer, but we do know his music is sublime and we’re excited to bring this release to BP.
The on fire and very much in demand Rick Pier O’Neil returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Itzamna. Having started to DJ at just 14, he soon found he had an addiction to sound and went on to be a sound engineer building his first studio at just 16. Working with major labels he built a solid rep and gained Billboard success. Since 2006 he has delivered a vast amount of quality releases on top labels all over the world and his own RPO Records. He has also seen much of his work appear on many Bonzai compilations over the last couple of years as well as several remixes and original works which always gain great support. Always a pleasure having Rick here at BP, and we hope to hear more from him soon.
Doriaan aka Mexican DJ, producer Dorian Padilla returns to Bonzai Progressive, fresh off the back of his very well received last effort, U-Boot, with the equally fantastic Tempted. Doriaan is building up a discography that has one objective, make people dance and feel a wide range of emotions. He has been focused on producing quality music with influences ranging from techno, to deep house, psy trance or even classical, his very diverse musical taste inspires him to create music that has groove, melody and emotion. 2020 promises to be another good year for him, delivering more music than ever in his short career and pushing the boundaries to make his sound better and better every day. Always worth keeping an eye on this talented artist.
It’s been a moment since we’ve had these guys at Bonzai Progressive, but we’re delighted to see them return with their new Techno slice titled Thirio. Jon ManimaL and Magros aka metrONomes come from different backgrounds and having both spent time exploring music personally, they are able to join together and produce some stunning works in a unique way which shows off their personalities. They have taken their metrONomes Live Project on the road and performed with various artists around the world including. Since we last saw them here, they’ve continued to impress with tracks being released across various labels.
We welcome Rico Francis to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Polaris, which is backed up by two superb remixes from Jaydee. Rico Francis is the new moniker for legendary DJ, producer and Cyber Records founder, Johan Groenewegen. Johan has been responsible for unearthing some of the finest tracks and artists and signing them to his Cyber label. In 1997 he signed a young Dutch artist by the name of Armin (Van Buuren) with the track Blue Fear, who knew what that would lead to, the discovery of the century had just been made and Armin would go on to take over the trance world. More tracks from Armin also came through, notably, the equally massive Communication. Many other artists and top-notch tracks passed through the label over the years including many written and produced by Johan himself under various aliases. In 2000 we picked up the superb Crash which saw a release on Bonzai Records with an Airwave remix. Yahel, Tenth Chapter, DJ Nukem, Chab, Continuous Cool, Jaydee and others have all graced the Cyber catalogue. Although he is a down to earth kinda guy, he’s aiming to take you on a spiritual journey with his music, whether that’s lounge, chill, progressive trance or tribal, everything is possible.
Argentinean DJ, producer Ivan Aliaga, debuts on BonzaI Progressive with the superb Nocturne EP, which comes backed up with a top remix from Jacob Singer. Ivan got into electronic music when he was about 14 years of age. He was influenced by local artists who guided him to explore the progressive end of the dance music spectrum. Since 2019 he has notched up an impressive release count and is enjoying support from a host of top jocks and producers from around the world. Great to have him on board and we hope to hear more soon.
Andrew Topolsky and Sasha Vasilyev mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Placebo EP. A mysterious pair, we don’t know too much about them aside from the obvious talent they have for putting together quality progressive house music. No doubt we’ll learn more in the future, but for now, enjoy this fantastic three track EP.
Armenian DJ and producer Hovhannes Darbinyan aka Darbinyan makes the jump from one of our affiliate labels, Monog Records, to Bonzai Progressive with the wonderful Bad Timing. He has been passionate about music from a young age and in 2006 he started to produce his own sounds. House and Techno were his main styles and his first release was a remix on Chymera’s The Fathoms, released on Connaisseur Recordings. Several other releases followed on labels like Unknown Season, Muller Records, Prismat Recordings, Loup Blanc and Blossom Kollektiv Recordings. His tracks have gained support from many jocks around the world including Kevin Yost, Kaito, Chymera, Nicole Moudaber, Tensnake, Of Norway, Ame, Ian O’Donovan, Mije Van Dijk, Anthony Pappa, Jimmy Van M and more. Great to have him on board at BP.