Recent posts: Techno
Orquesm return to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Techno infused album titled Casus. This one follows their recent debut here with DragOn which performed very well indeed. Orquesm are a Dutch DJ and producer duo aka Jeffrey Bakker & Michael Ulrich. They started out in the nineties playing at some of the biggest nights in the Netherlands alongside a plethora of top, well-known DJ’s, so it’s no surprise that these strong roots have given them the ability to make and play such great music. Their style varies depending on what they feel like producing and all their productions have a strong rhythmic drive as a basis. To date they have a very impressive list of releases to their name on several labels and their sound is championed by many well-established jocks and producers. Great to see them back.
The legend that is L.S.G. returns to Bonzai Progressive with the full-on techno grooves of Freakwaves which is the fourth single to be released from his 2017 album Double Vision and features an Oliver Lieb remix as well as a Maxi Version. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge wowing us with his unique electronic music creations. He boasts an exhaustive back catalogue under several guises, moving effortlessly between genres while always delivering quality. L.S.G. is Oliver’s most famous project, but he is also renowned for Paragliders and Spicelab among many other aliases as well as working in several very successful groups. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. Recently Oliver has embraced social media, engaging with his fans, sharing interesting and funny stories from back in the day as well as uploading some cool images of old analogue gear he used to make some of his memorable classics. An outstanding talent we are proud to have here at Bonzai Progressive.
Dani Sbert marks his Bonzai Basiks debut with powerful techno grooves on the two track Fidelity EP. Spanish born DJ and producer Dani was always destined to be in the music business having been seduced by rhythms from a young age. At just 14 years old he got his first set of Technics which enabled him to hone his skills and amass a large collection of classic vinyl. He has graced the decks all around the world and many venues, playing alongside a host of top jocks. On the production front he boasts a hugely impressive release count which cover a multitude of labels. He has had more than 500 Top 100 Beatport entries and his music is championed by many on the big stage and the small stage. Dani has a long, detailed and very fulfilling music career and we’re delighted to have him here at Bonzai Basiks.
Mexico native Doriaan aka Dorian Padilla shows up on our Bonzai Basiks label with the fantastic Rood which is backed up with a solid remix from Bonzai legend Ben Knoxx. This one follows his last outing here – Roasrio on Green Martian – and goes some way to showcasing the diverse skillset this guy has. Doriaan is building up a discography that has one objective, to make people dance and feel a wide range of emotions. He has been focused on producing trance music, but it is inevitable to hear some other genres influences in his productions. From techno, to deep house, psy trance or even classical, his musical taste inspires him to create music that has groove, melody and emotion. Worrying less and less every day about labelling genres, the main objective of his project is to deliver great music and great feelings and memories for his audience.
Our very own Van Czar returns to Bonzai Basiks with the thundering techno joint titled Adsum which is backed up with a superb remix from Tim Baker. Van Czar continues to delight, his creative mind never fails to deliver and in the last couple of years he has really lifted his profile in the music world. On his last outing here, he paired up with techno legend Ken Ishii on Kitai which also got a vinyl release, pleasing a lot of 12” junkies. Van has aligned himself with several electronic music legends including Dave Angel, Kevin Saunderson, Robert Babicz as well as Ken and Tim. Aside from his own productions he runs his own CZ, Ibiza Boys and Van Czar Series labels which have been responsible for some quality tracks lately. Always a pleasure having Van Czar on the roster and no doubt we will see much more in the future.
After a short hiatus we are happy to see the dynamic duo of Jon ManimaL & Magros aka metrONomes back with another dancefloor busting cut titled Karma. Last time we saw the guys was on their (+) EP which gained great support. Coming from different backgrounds and having both spent much time exploring music personally, they are able to join together and produce some stunning progressive and tech works in a unique way which shows off their personalities. The result is a mixture of different music styles, thoughts, perspectives and beliefs blended in one music scheme. They have taken their Metronomes Live Project on the road and performed with various artists around the world including Sander Kleinenberg, Guy J, D-Nox, Phil Thompson aka Moonface, Antony Pappa, Son Kite, Tycon, Armin Van Buuren, Antix aka Fiord, Symphonix, Glen Morison, John Digweed, G Pal and many more. Always an exciting time when their new music drops into the office.
The ingenious Oliver Lieb aka L.S.G. is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Cepheid which is taken from his very well received 2017 album – Double Vision. This is the third track to get a single release off the album and is the perfect showcase for this guy and his immense talent. Without doubt one of the most influential figures in electronic music for almost three decades. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge of electronic music and has seen himself transition between multiple genres, dominating in every one. Oliver is also renowned for his other monikers Paragliders and Spicelab among many others as well as working in several very successful groups. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. In 2010 he started Solieb Digital where he would unleash his back catalogue in re-mastered glory. Always one to watch, so much more to come from this guy.
Notching up his third Bonzai Progressive release, we welcome back Iga Dep with Phobia which is backed up with three quality remixes. With releases on several imprints over the years, Iga Dep never fails to impress with his unique, dynamic sound. His first two releases on BP proved very popular indeed and we’ve no doubt this one will follow suit.
After a successful vinyl run which included the Robert Babicz # 1 remix and the Original, we now have the digital release from Van Czar & Ken Ishii’s Kitai which includes a brand new Dub Mix to keep things spicy. Belgian technoist Van Czar continues to impress with his creative talent, he is all about the music with quality always at the forefront. This one is Van’s third vinyl cut on Bonzai in recent years and we hope to see much more in the future. Ken Ishii began his long career in music when he got signed to R&S Records back in 1993. His music resonated throughout the world and gained him countless awards in the process. Ken has been regarded internationally as one of the Japanese pioneers who can create world class electronic sounds. In 1998, he produced the official theme song for the winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and it was played in more than 140 countries around the world. Down the years he has also produced music for films and has toured the world several times, unleashing his special brand of techno to the masses.
Techno DJ and producer Ben Knoxx bursts onto the scene with a vibrant, fresh approach to pumping Techno. His first outing for Bonzai was over on our flagship Bonzai Progressive imprint with a remix on Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra’s Tonic EP. This time he debuts on Bonzai Basiks with Do You Want which is backed up with a sublime remix from the legendary CJ Bolland. Ben Knoxx has all the tools required to churn out quality cuts having been present in the club scene for many years and, he is also a veteran in the music industry as well as a Bonzai legend. A string of Hard Trance and Techno hits in the 90’s certainly put this guy on the map and in more recent years he’s put himself into many different genres under various guises with great success. A new found enthusiasm and outside influences have developed into a desire to get back in the studio and come up with the goods.