Recent posts: Progressive House
Rafa Alcantara debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Hadron & Kepler EP. Also known as DJ Killer, Rafa is one of the most influential DJ’s in Spain having been instrumental in building the electronic music scene there. From the early 90’s he has been a constant presence on the local scene as well as playing on the world stage at top festivals and clubs. He co-founded Negritta Records in 2000 and quickly became noticed by the likes of Pete Tong who offered great support on BBC Radio 1. A great pleasure to have him on board at BP and we hope to see more in the future.
Canadian artist Rob Dawson aka Magnovis returns with the fantastic Rudimentary Hypnosis which features a solid remix from Ewan Rill. Hi last outing here was back in March 2018 with Fifth Dimension which gained great support. Magnovis mindfully crafts music that expresses his infatuation with sound. Each piece is an opportunity to work with people close to him or to explore a new sensation that invokes the desire to groove. He understands that music is a community, and he always intends to bring his values to the soundboard in a way that makes a better experience for listeners and artists alike. Evoking many of the sounds reminiscent of the past, he keeps striving to move forward with fresh grooves and elemental prowess. Citing Victor Calderone, Guy J., Guy Mantzur, Cid Inc., and Chus & Ceballos as his influences, his listeners wholeheartedly agree that he has carved his own signature sound. It’s these personal touches that make Magnovis’ pieces shine. His tracks are infectious, bold, and, most importantly, uniquely his.
We welcome back experienced Belgian artist Manu Riga with his superbly crafted two track slice titled Kurudi. Since 2010 we’ve seen this guy’s sound evolve and mature, taking his sound on a journey to find new ideas and forming unique musical textures. With a hugely impressive original and remix release count, we continue to be surprised by just how talented he is. More recently he has taken to a more direct, club orientated approach, a deeper more upfront style, which is being appreciated by his core fan base and wider music loving community. His latest offering was on remix duties for Night Shift Master’s Code Red which, as expected, gained great support. Over the last several months he successfully took the reins at Vesta Records alongside Rick Pier O’Neill and he continues his monthly radio show, Escape on Progressive Beats radio. It’s always a pleasure when his latest original works comes through the office, because we know we’re in for a real treat.
Matti returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic The Magician which follows his impressive debut, Black Sun from a few months ago. A relative new comer to the scene, Matti aka Turkish artist Ozgun Yasar Bakir started getting into to music in his secondary school years, with encouragement from his family. He began playing guitar for local folk and blues groups in his hometown. Soon after he got into electronic music and from here, he honed his skills, creating his own unique sound. Great to have him back and no doubt we’ll be seeing more from him in the future.
Bonzai Progressive is delighted to welcome back Florida based Seth Vogt with his Living For The Sound EP which is the follow up to the fantastic Cinematic which he produced along with fellow Floridian Silva and which included the outstanding solo effort Starz Fade. Seth has been producing dance music professionally since 1996 and has done remixes for many underground acts as well as being commissioned for remixes by household names such as The Script, Korn, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Trina and more. He is the owner of M-Toxin Recordings and has over 200 professional releases on several labels. He has been a resident DJ for HouseFlyz club nights in downtown Orlando for over 8 years, has played the main stage for both Future Sound of Breaks and Dog Eat Dog Records events consecutively during the Winter Music Conference in Miami for the past couple of years. Outside of DJing and producing he has done original vocals for releases on tracks by Agent K, Under This, Kid Panel, Avlish, as well as his own original productions.
Ultraverse aka Sasha Skiff debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Astropilot EP which is backed up with two quality remixes from Cherry (UA) and Vitaly Shtrum. Sasha has had a very strong passion for electronic music since going clubbing in London. It was at Club UK where he knew he wanted to be a DJ and, influenced by Sasha & Digweed, Lee Burridge, Depeche Mode and others, he did just that. He moved to Dublin, Ireland and finished out his studies into sound engineering before embarking on his career as a music producer and DJ. He currently runs A&R for the popular BC2 Records and he has seen his music released on the likes of Pro B Tech, Balkan Connection South America, Mystique Music, Incepto Deep, OLD SQL Records, NUBE and Morninglory Music. Great to have him on board.
Romanian born Alex Twin debuts on Green Martian with the superb two tracker titled Senin. From a young age he has made the wheels of steel his vocation in life which has taken him to exotic locations around the world. A hard-working DJ, he was resident at Cala Bassa, Elephant and Café Mambo before settling in UAE with residencies at top venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and then on to Sardinia and Monaco. A producer with a growing reputation, his EPs have recently been supported by Ibiza DJs Amine Edge, Iban Mendoza and many others. Alex Twin continues to do all the right things in his growing DJ and production career and it’s great to have him on board.
German DJ and producer Tom Wax returns Bonzai Progressive alongside fellow countryman Dan Hillson with the superb Don’t Stop. For Tom, this one follows his last effort Jippa Jappa while Dan is making his debut. Tom has always been a leading figure in the electronic music scene in Germany since 1988, he has also inspired a lot of DJ’s and producers around the world with his unique sound. After more than 25 years behind the DJ booth he is still on a mission as he releases tracks on labels such as Great Stuff, Toolroom, CR2, Bitten, Bush, Suara, Armada Deep, Toca 45 and Phuture Wax. At the height of the European techno and trance era, Tom was responsible for a vast number of classics under his Arpeggiators, Microbots and DJ Tom & Norman guises. His tracks found their home on R&S, Harthouse and Overdrive Records. He partnered with Thorsten Adler on AWeX and found international fame with It’s Our Future on Plastic City. Dan Hillson aka Hillson is a relative newcomer on the scene. He has several releases over the last few years on quality labels and his unique sound is something that is grabbing attention. Hopefully we will hear much more from him in the future.
We welcome Mendexx back to Bonzai Progressive with his latest effort titled Alcazar which comes backed up with a solid remix from Paul Hamilton. For the last 4 years Mendexx has been carving out a niche within progressive house and, he’s done this with a plethora of quality tracks here on Bonzai as well as other labels. He has achieved numerous Beatport Top 100 positions and several number 1 slots on other portals. He is quickly rising through the ranks and already he has caught the eyes and ears of many giving him a solid reputation on the scene. On the DJ front he has found himself playing at top venues in some of the worlds most exotic locations outing him among the best jocks. Always great to have him deliver new material.
Matti joins us at Bonzai Progressive with a superb debut slice titled Black Sun. A relative new comer to the scene, Matti aka Turkish artist Ozgun Yasar Bakir started getting into to music in his secondary school years, with encouragement from his family. He began playing guitar for local folk and blues groups in his hometown. Soon after he got into electronic music and from here, he honed his skills, creating his own unique sound. This three tracker will certainly gain a lot of attention due to the quality production on offer and, we hope to see more from this hugely talented artist in the future.
Fresh off the back of remix duties for Bob The Groove’s My First Day Beyond The Sky, Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev returns with the acid laden Code Red which is backed up with a superb remix by Manu Riga. Israeli DJ and producer Vlad started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.
We welcome Bob The Groove back to Bonzai Progressive with his fourth outing titled My First Day Beyond The Sky which is backed up with two solid remixes. This one follows his superb remix on Anthony Yarranton’s Meridian and proves once again that the Frenchman knows how to produce the goods. A mysterious character, Bob The Groove lets his music do the talking. He has seen releases on several labels over the years like AH Digital, Abstract Space Records, 238w, D&R Digital, Aeriform, Hydrogen and 3xA Music. As always, it’s a pleasure to have him on board.
Checco Esse returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Marta’s Theme. We normally see this guy paired up with Adriano Dodici but this time he is flying solo. Checco first got into music in the early 90’s. He started to DJ in local clubs, quickly becoming a well-known name on the local scene thanks to support from the likes of Alex Neri who got him to play at his club. In 1995 he released his first production titled Poseidon which gained a lot of support and radio play.
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.