Recent posts: Progressive House
Ivan Nikusev and Steiss debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Rising which is backed up with two solid remixes. These guys have been working together for a number of years now, boasting several releases on a host of labels with great support from across the board. Macedonian DJ and producer Ivan hails from the old school progressive scene and this one marks his full BP debut, he has appeared on a few compilations for us in the past and it’s great to have him on full release duty. In 2011 he founded OLD SQL Recordings which has built a solid artist and fan base across the world. His experience as a DJ took him to many countries and their festivals as well as guest spots on many radio shows. His own tracks have been championed by the cream of the crop and have been released on top labels including JOOF Recordings, Perfecto and Enhanced to name just a few. His friend and studio partner Steiss aka fellow countryman Daniel Trajkovski is more of a mysterious character who has worked extensively with Ivan in the past. He has also appeared on several labels and his distinct sound resonates through the scene. We’re delighted to have both guys here.
Cherry (UA) aka Ukraine based DJ and producer Oleh Cherkes returns to Bonzai Progressive with the epic Hello. This will be his third outing here with his last effort titled Alma gaining great support. He also delivered a stunning remix on Gai Barone’s Flash which became a hot favourite among many as well as charting on Beatport. No stranger to the scene, Oleh has several releases on various labels and his music enjoys a lot of support from across the board. He is also known for his dynamic, building sets that always pleases the crowd.
Popular Brazilian DJ duo E-Light aka Emerson Ramos and Gilmar Santos debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker titled Controversy EP. This dynamic duo is responsible for some seriously rocking parties throughout Brazil and beyond. The formed E-Light and have notched up a solid rep since then. With more than 13 year’s experience in the music world between them, we’re delighted to have them on board.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer makes a welcome return to Green Martian with the two track EP titled Elohim. This one follows his last effort, Urantia over on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint. Jacob started out in music playing the guitar and was heavily influenced by rock and metal bands for many years. After he discovered electronic music however, he soon realised that this is where his passion lay. Now a veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels and it’s always great to have him here.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Ruslan Haievyk aka MacroVision shows up on our Bonzai Progressive imprint with the superb three track EP titled Skyroom. Recently he debuted on Green Martian with Aurora EP. His love for electronic music started with The Prodigy which got him hooked. He also likes soft and powerful sounds with melodic parts. He has seen releases on several labels from across the northern hemisphere and he has won a number of music-based competitions in the last few years. His music has seen airplay on many radio stations including Kiss FM, DJFM, DFM and BBC Radio. His DJ sets are known to bring an energy to the floor and for being immersive and dynamic.
Switzerland based Bruno Kaufmann aka F-Act returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Detuned World. This one follows his excellent Disruption and that special remix of debut Yves Deruyter – Calling Earth as part of our special Bonzai Classics Remixed compilation. Bruno’s love for music is not very surprising as he was surrounded by instruments and technology through his childhood as his father was the owner of a music studio. His passion for electronic music was started when his father came home with the album Oxygene by Jean Michael Jarre, the futuristic sounds are fascinating to him until today. He proved his feeling for rhythm and music at the age of seventeen when he got his first DJ gigs. Since 1993 he has been producing music as F-Act, mostly as a hobby but in the early 2000’s he’s churned out a plethora of tunes on various labels with great support from around the world.
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.
Ricardo Piedra is back at Green Martian with his fifth solo effort titled Manta. Ricardo has seen releases on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint as a solo artist as well as alongside studio partner Gabriel West. Over the last few years he’s racked up quite an impressive back catalogue across several labels, gaining a solid rep on the scene. Always a pleasure to have him here at GM.
Fanizza and Andrew Cash join forces to deliver the superb Galaxia. Fanizza aka Fausto Fanizza has been a prominent figure in the dance music scene for many years now. He teamed up with Thomas Schwartz for their Bonzai debut with Mbira as well as forming the hugely successful Starchasers back at the turn of the millennium and since then he’s racked up a very impressive catalogue under various guises. His works have appeared on several top labels and his music is consistent with pure quality and inspiration. Italian native Andrew Cash aka Sunlight Project returns to BP alongside Fausto for his full debut after first appearing here on the remix for Mbira. Over the last number of years, he has carved out a solid niche in the narrow gap between trance and progressive. Known for creating dreamy, uplifting melodies and steady basslines, his works have gained a great deal of support from top jocks and artists alike including Paul Van Dyk, Manuel Le Saux, Dash Berlin and Armin Van Buuren.
Andrew Lewis is back with his latest offering titled Captivate EP which comes hot on the heels of his remix for Anthony Yarranton’s Meridian from just a few months ago. This one marks his fourth outing for us at Bonzai Progressive – as well as a few remixes – and each time he manages to blow us away with his creative skills. Andrew has almost two decades of experience. He started out in progressive music and quickly found a niche with his sublime sound. He also has releases under Se7enth Fury, Grammaton Records and Sold Soul Records and he continues to make a big splash in the industry. He combines a deep knowledge of various genres along with solid DJ skills which is why we’re always excited when he delivers new material.
Russlan marks his Bonzai Basik Beats debut with a sublime set full of top notch progressive grooves. With a few releases on Bonzai Progressive – his latest offering titled Pomegranate proving popular among many, this guy knows how to impress and here he transfers his elegant production skills to the DJ console. Expect to hear quality cuts from Jugurtha, GMJ, Abity, Navar, Khen, Guy J, Andrea Cassino, Moscoman, Mike Griego and Christopher Hermann among others.
It’s already that time of year again when we head off to ADE for a huge party and maybe some work too. Over the last number of years, we’ve brought you top quality tracks on our yearly ADE compilation and, this year is no exception. We’ve rounded up 50 of the hottest progressive and tech tracks from our extensive archives for your listening pleasure. Get your party rocking with tracks and remixes from the likes of Airwave, Ewan Rill, L.S.G., AudioStorm, Tom Wax, Gai Barone, Manu Riga, Nico Parisi, Greg S, Cherry, Paul Hawcroft, Rise and Fall, Experimental Feelings, Koschk, Van Czar, Ken Ishii, Robert Babicz, Rick Pier O’Neil, Audio Noir, Stan Kolev, Lily Pita, Jacob Singer, DJ Dag & Matthew Kramer, Lio Q, Karim S and many more. A comprehensive guide to underground sounds that will not disappoint.
Thorin is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Let go which features his outstanding original as well as two quality remixes. It’s been a while since we’ve had a full release from this guy, he has provided solid remixes in the times since his last full cut – Secrets. Despite the hiatus he remains consistent in delivering top notch sounds, something we’ve become accustomed to from him. As ever we’re delighted to see him deliver the goods once again and we have no doubt we will be seeing much more.
Abrupt Gear marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the hugely impressive Dark Reaction which, as the name suggests, is a much deeper, underground sound from what you would normally hear him churn out. Over the last couple of years this guy has ramped up his profile to become a very much revered artist. His work has been championed by the likes of Armin Van Buuren and Markus Schulz among others. He has released on a plethora of labels and no doubt we’ll be seeing much more from him in the future.
St. Petersburg based producer returns to Green Martian with the superb Digital Soul. This one comes after his debut this time last year (2017) when he delivered the excellent Earth Resonance and no doubt we’ll be in for a real treat now as we were then. Since graduating from music school Fashion Police became interested in electronic music. He has a unique approach to writing his own music and he uses his 10 years of music school experience as his basis. In 2008 he got his first release with Inside Me on 4 Seasons and since then there is no stopping this seriously talented artist. With affections for multiple genres, his work has been supported by a broad spectrum of DJ’s around the world.