Recent posts: Progressive House
Nibiru debuts on Bonzai Progressive with a fresh two tracker titled The Circus Noon. Dark and moody vibes greet us on The Circus Noon, including a tech flavour that blends effortlessly with the progressive groove. Solid beats provide a platform for a twisting, cascading flurry of synths that carry a soft hint of acid. A deep bassline sends vibrations through the track with note changes adding a dynamic to the sound. The break reveals a much darker element with a cinematic feel before building back to the main groove. Top-notch stuff, not to be missed.
Manu Kenton joins the Bonzai Progressive roster with the fantastic, For My Darling. Manu started with his own weekly show on radio Galaxy in 1993. In 2002 he got offered a residency in one of the greatest techno clubs in Belgium, LAGOA, smashing the dance floor every single Saturday with passion and determination. This led to securing gigs at all the top spots including festivals and mega parties. In 2005, still focused on his proper hard techno style with high quality productions, Manu got to the top and became the founder of Frenchtek. He signed multiple tracks to top labels and climbed the charts on major portals. He is now a master in the art of mixing and producing and resident in the major Liberty White parties where he gets his own events called THE MANU KENTON REUNION.
Turkish DJ and electronic music producer Hakan Ozurun marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb Leave It Be. He started his musical career as a progressive and trance DJ in 2010. After 3 years as a DJ, he found this was not enough for him and so he started making his own originals and remixes in 2013. He started producing and releasing his tracks professionally on Addictive Sounds in 2016. He has released music on BQ Recordings (Proton), Blue Soho Recordings and OHM Music. Some of his releases climbed many charts, including the Beatport top 100. We’re delighted to have him on board.
Serbian DJ, producer Darko Lobor aka Lobor D debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the excellent Sunbeam EP. Darko boasts a distinctive sound which is a blend of old school and contemporary progressive house motifs that always strive to take the listener on a robust and fantastically colourful journey. Since 2012 he’s been putting on events at his residency in Pancevo, collaborating with a host of other DJ’s from across Europe. Another one of his passions is the development of the local and regional electronic music scene. Aiming to bring the Techno sound home, he started out as part of the team that was collaborating with EXIT festival on organizing promotional parties while EXIT fest was still its infancy. Later on, he joined the Sound of Ibiza organization and radio show by the same name that was both organizing electronic music events and promoting local talent by teaming them up with the best artists from all over Serbia. Working on empowering authors and musicians alike, he was also part of the fair share organization which launched an online distribution platform for producers, musicians, and bands. For the past several years now, he is a founding member of the ASAP DJ organization which is bringing together all electronic music artists from the city of Pancevo, hosting and promoting local events.
Bob The Groove returns to Bonzai Progressive after a bit of a break with the superb two tracker titled Filling The Void. His last outing, My First Day Beyond The Sky, gained support from all quarters and we’ve no doubt this latest offering will follow suit. The Frenchman knows how to produce the goods and this one marks his fifth cut for us. 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.
Yuriy From Russia has been a constant force at BP for the last number of years. As well as his own material he has contributed a raft of remixes for a plethora of top artists with critical acclaim coming in from all angles. His current discography is extensive and he shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Here, he is joined by singer Hidden Tigress aka Nicole Grace. Smashing international standards and stereotypes for solo female artists in the music community, Nicole is a powerful force with an extensive fanbase and a very impressive back catalogue. Committed to emulating her fierce nature, while drawing an elusive curtain in front of her true personality, she embodies everything she wants to deliver in her musical performances while in the studio.
The Sirius aka DJ and producer Sergio Albornoz debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Nautilus Stalking. Having discovered electronic music, Sergio started spinning at clubs and local radio stations. This led him to play at big events alongside some top names in the industry. His enthusiasm for technology drew him to music production and he was soon churning out his own tracks. In 2003 he was introduced to trance music and successfully held residencies in his hometown. Over the last few years he’s been injecting a progressive element into his sound with superb results. Sergio owns his own label, Orbital Records and he is a Director of the Academy of DJ’s and producers called Orbital, in the city of Cordoba, which has nourished a high level of artists who went on to perform all over the world.
Emanuel and Lex Green join forces on the superb Crazy Town which comes with two solid remixes from BILBONI. Although it’s been a while since we last saw this guy, German DJ and producer Manuel Palmitesta aka Emanuel is no stranger to these shores after his debut cut Rush Hour EP proved very popular indeed which was followed by a stellar remix on Alex Vidal’s Epiphany. Lex Green debuts here bringing a wealth of experience to the party. He was born and raised in Munich (DE) and currently resides in Switzerland. His first encounter with electronic music was in the 90’s, but that was just the beginning of a bigger journey. It is due to his first visit to the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he was so overwhelmed by the whole electronic music scene with its nightlife and its unique atmosphere, this was his inspiration then and it is still inspiring him today. A very much respected artist, Lex has worked with a raft of top producers and DJ’s over the years. Great to have both guys on board.
Rafa returns to Bonzai Progressive with another fine slice of proggy goodness on Dome EP. This one follows his very well received Himalaya EP and the sublime remix for Platunoff’s Unbreakable. 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. Always a pleasure having his latest efforts come though the office and out to the world.
Jungle & Juice mark their Bonzai Progressive debut with the fantastic Ringmakers which is backed up with two quality remixes. Based in Vienna, this DJ and producer duo have gained a huge following on the scene. Both artists have a musical background, playing various instruments themselves such as guitar, bass guitar, classical piano, synths and drums. They first met in 2015 and since then they engaged in their musical journey, founding their own label called Leisure Music Productions. They love releasing and playing music with a happy vibe and they’re well versed in several genres. Great to have them on board.
Hisham Sabbah returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker titles Catalysis, which follows his wonderful debut, Mars EP from 2018. DJ and producer Hisham is also known as Eltimass (his previous artist name) and he hails from the underground scene in Haifa City, known for his progressive house and tech house sounds, infused with hypnotic melodies. Musically he started at an early age, and by the end of 2013 he won a remix contest at Electrowavez, making a progressive house remix for a Psy-trance track. His debut release was in 2014 with The Escape EP followed by his second release in 2015 with Magnetic Field. In 2016 he opened his music bar in Haifa to promote culture and music in his hometown, he has hosted local, talented DJs and artist and made the scene even bigger in that area. Great to have him back with more progressive house goodness.