Airwave – Trilogique (Remastered + Re-Invented)
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For the first time since 2006, a re-mastered 4CD edition of Trilogique will be re-released, which will include the 3CD original as well as an additional 4th disc containing the 11 Re-Invented tracks.
Laurent has been working tirelessly in the studio, taking 11 tracks from his Trilogique album, and re-inventing them for 2020 with a new direction in sound. With progressive house and melodic house & techno with a twitch of trance in mind, he's given each track a new identity, while keeping with the essence of the originals.
Of course, you will recognize your favorite melodies still, while the extra layers will offer a much deeper and captivating encounter in the sound.
We’ve also got some tasty nuggets in store. Taken from the Chill Edition of Trilogique, Forgotten Memories will be available for the first time ever on CD alongside his 20 Years Reworks of Beam and Sleep Alone.
RELEASE DATE 6 NOVEMBER 2020
Bonzai Compilation – Chapter One – 2CD Digipack
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Bonzai Compilation – Chapter One was our very first curation from 1993. In a pioneering move, the original Chapter One would become the very first CD compilation to bring the sound of the Belgian underground outside of the club and into your everyday life. In less than one year, Bonzai Records had stamped its mark on the scene and, laden with tracks, the logical thing to do was to get those tracks into the hands of dedicated ravers across Belgium, Europe and the world.
Chapter One marked the beginning of a string of compilations which featured full-length cuts from a burgeoning catalogue. Originally with 14 tracks including … Animals, Short Circuit, Soushkin, Plasma, El Punto Final, Fantasy, E-Mission and more found their way to the CD, but for this special edition we’ve added much more.
We have remastered & repackaged this compilation in a special edition 2CD digipack, including all of the original tracks as well as a bonus CD, filled with tracks that didn’t quite make it to the original tracklist and some of which have never been released on CD before.
2 bonus tracks are included on CD1, the real original mix of Batteries Not Included – Sleepless, on the 1993 CD, the “Live Mix” was included due to a clerical error. The second bonus track is from Mooneyes with Forgotten, originally only released on 12” and now exclusively on CD, listen hard to this one.
CD2 contains 15 tracks, most of which just missed the cut for the original compilation. Mostly B-sides, some went on to appear in other titles down the years. Guess Who?, The Bountyhunter, Belgium Rave, Reality, Rediscovert, Black Hole, Strange Food, Good Morning, In A Trance and Bonus Flight among others, are some of the tracks we’ve dug out of the archives, remastered and ready for action once more.
Enjoy this special remastered & repackaged edition of Bonzai Compilation - Chapter One.
RELEASE DATE 27 NOVEMBER 2020
Cortex Thrill – 3.0 (Album Vinyl Sampler) – Limited Edition 300 Copies
After the recent success of their latest studio album - 3.0, Croatian outfit Cortex Thrill are back on Bonzai plastic, 26 years since their last Bonzai vinyl release with the 6 track - 3.0 Vinyl Album Sampler.
Still in the throes of celebrating their 30 years on the scene, Ivo T. Montina, Sven Gleda and Robert Grizilo make up Cortex Thrill, and together, they dug deep to create this legacy project across 3 different studios using video conferencing. They used new production and mastering techniques which shows their dedication and drive to move with the times. Back in 1994, fresh faced and full of energy, Cortex Thrill were signed to Bonzai Records and several top-notch 12"s soon followed as they carved a niche on the scene in just a few short years. Live P.A.’s all across Europe, propelled them to a bigger stage, playing at top events including Bonzai party’s Loveparade 2002, Vibe, Fantastica and Unite-Parade to name just a few. They’ve released over 50 vinyl records and just as many digital releases. It was Ivo who, after a couple of decades since they last graced Bonzai Records, decided to send some of their new, modern material to Bonzai Progressive. Four new releases followed, along with a raft of remixes for other artists. But Cortex Thrill had remained active throughout the late 1990’s and 2000’s, releasing several singles and two albums on various labels, and collaborating with a host of top producers. They have a unique sound containing elements of tech house, trance and progressive house. Co-incidentally, this latest adventure on wax features a contemporary remake of Deep Infinity, one of their bigger tracks which also appeared on their last vinyl release for Bonzai Records, the 1995 cut titled, Infiltration EP.
This 12inch is packed with deep, undulating rhythms laced with magical melodies and driven by surging basses. Each track has rich characteristics that set them apart, yet they share common traits with mesmerizing charm. On the A-side, we have the fresh progressive grooves of Quantum Pulse, Levitania and Stela Manis. On the B-side, the new progressive sounds continue with Eternia and Singularity, while the classic musings of Deep Infinity gets a 2020 makeover.
A perfect addition to any serious record collector. Only 300 copies available.
In addition to this Cortex Thrill recently received an award for the best album of the year handed out by Ambasador.
A1 Quantum Pulse (Original Mix)
A2 Levitania (Original Mix)
A3 Stella Amnis (Original Mix)
B1 Eternia (Original Mix)
B2 Singularity (Original Mix)
B3 Deep Infinity (2020 Remake)
Releasedate: Expected on 23-04-2021
Shipping: Week 16-2020
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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Bassjackers and Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One (Special One Sided Edition) (Bonzai Vinyl)
Bonzai have teamed up with Smash The House, bringing a brand-new twist on an absolute classic, Bonzai Channel One. For this special release, we’ve went for the vinyl look and, to make it even more appealing, the disc will be housed in a transparent sleeve with grooves cut into the A side only. The B side will feature an exclusive design. There will also be a digital release via Smash The House, something for all. The culprits behind the rework are Belgium based DJ and producer brothers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who have joined forces with DJ and producer duo Bassjackers to deliver a rip-roaring take on a popular classic. Between them, this double duo has torn up parties and festivals all over the world, wowing crowds with their energetic sets. You could literally write a book about their exploits, but we’re not here to read a book, we’re here to party. So, enjoy this superb tribute and don’t forget to go mental on the dancefloor.
The reworked track opens with a solid, thumping kick drum and rhythmic percussion arrangement. That famous vocal drops before adrenaline infused stabs are delivered by a relentless synth line, the one we all know and love. A nifty bit of time stretching transforms the sound, giving that contemporary edge which leads to a mega build up resulting in a raucous climax and then into full-on mode. We’re treated to a wonderfully nostalgic thrill ride with all the qualities of the original, and then some. An absolute monster of a tune, one that will rock clubs and festivals alike.
On the same side we have that infamous 1993 original from Jan Vervloet and Karim Boux. Bonzai Channel One would become a firm favourite in many jump-style sets. The spoken vocal is famous around the world and has become synonymous with the harder Bonzai sound. Then you have the infectious ‘zai zai zai zai’ vocal which always gets the crowd moving. Always a great choice for the more upbeat party.
RELEASE DATE: 30-10-2020
SPECIAL ONE SIDED EDITION
STICKERED PVC SLEEVE
INCLUDES SPECIAL SILKSCREEN PRINT
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Planisphere – Atmospheres (Remastered CD)
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2020 is shaping up to be a massive year for Bonzai Classics. To keep that momentum going, we’re super proud to present a miscellany of works, taken from 3 albums, spanning over 10 years from one of the most famous projects of the nineties and noughties titled, Planisphere - Atmospheres. George Petkidis and Laurent Veronnez are the maestros behind Planisphere, and together they delivered some of the very best progressive trance/trance cuts the world has heard. A fresh new slice heads up this ‘best of’ compendium, the guys have been in the studio creating more masterful music in the form of the brand-new track Atmospheres which, will be part of a fully remastered 18 track, 2 x CD package, wrapped in elegant casing with sharp, defining artwork. Since 1998, Planisphere has been a part of the story that shaped the melodic progressive sound, but they also branched out into more experimental touches, with what can only be described as epic breaks, on tracks such as Lektrophony, Cubed, United We Were, Corinthians XIII and Timestop. Who can forget the huge classics, Deep Blue Dream, So Many Ways, Totem, Cubed, Moonshine, Hoasanna and the more recent Memento. It was these tracks that were filling up journey-led sets, wowing the crowds with cascading synth melodies and euphoric climaxes. Dreamy, atmospheric tracks like Balearic and The Lost Planet raised the bar while more otherworldly cuts like Cyborganic, Symphotek, Spectrazoidesign and Solarism- Everyone Needs A 4 To The Floor took us into the stratosphere.
The main track – Atmospheres, captures the true essence of the Planisphere sound. One of theatrics, melodic, captivating and boundary pushing. The track opens with an ambient sequence before a stuttering percussion pattern takes us to a deep bass drop. The bass etches out an infectious melody which is joined by cool synths before urban style breaks come through. Just at the midway point, a chugging bassline is joined by a full-on 4 on the floor beat. A mesmerizing melody fades up, a signature for these guys, which takes the track to a new level. An outstanding, hybrid groove, a definite must have. Expect more new material from Planisphere.
RELEASE DATE 13 NOVEMBER 2020
Push – From Beyond (Remastered CD)
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20 years on from its original release, Push – From Beyond is being given a remaster and a fresh CD press. Mike Dierickx's Push guise is a world-renowned name in the many facets of dance music, particularly within the trance genre. Since 1994 this guy has been putting out top quality sounds, from Acid Hysteria to Da Story. Surprisingly - for an artist who had been around for a long time - his first album didn't arrive until 2000. From Beyond showcases multiple trance hits from Push such as Universal Nation, Travelogue, Strange World, The Legacy and Tranzy State Of Mind as well as the emotionally charged Till We Meet Again which Mike penned for his friend, the late great Marino Stephano who was on his way to meet Mike for some studio time when he was involved in a tragic accident. Check this one out, update your collection and discover Mike's melodic touches and driving trance grooves.
RELEASE DATE 25 SEPTEMBER 2020
Push – Strange World (Joyhauser Remix + Remastered 2000 Remake) – MARBLED
RELEASE DATE: 11 DECEMBER 2020
COLOR: MARBLED (BLUE + BLACK)
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