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In the few short weeks since the release of our 4 CD 25 Years Bonzai compilation we’re proud to be sitting in the number 1 spot of the Ultratop compilations chart. Ultratop is the nation’s leading music chart organisation and to be at number 1 is both humbling and exciting. 2 CD’s are filled with 22 full length tracks that shaped the sound of a generation plus 2 CD’s featuring an exclusive mix from the Bonzai All Stars showcasing contemporary remixes of our classic tracks. We would like to thank you, our army of fans for the love and support you have shown over the past 25 years and we can’t wait to give you a night to remember at our massive 25 Years Bonzai Retro party at the Waagnatie on 18th November 2017. We’ll see you there!
DJ Furax aka Alexandre joins the roster on our new Bonzai Classics series with a raucous rendition of the legendary Soushkin by Dream Your Dream. With an extreme energy level and master technique, Furax combines various harder styles into one blend of high quality music. He is passionate about music and is inspired by the sounds of Amnesia, Conffeti’s and Lords of Acid. He started to DJ at just 15 and in 1993 he got his first official gig, since then he went on to share the decks with a host of top jocks from around the world. Aside from his many Belgium based residencies, he has performed at large events such as B2S, Q-Dance, ID&T. He was the first artist to introduce live performances in Belgium where all his compositions and remixes were carried out on real time. These live acts have existed for over 10 years now under the names Hip-notic 303 and more recently, FVL LIVE and now Furax Fire Force as well as his totally new concept A Truth LIVE, with remixes of all the best hits out at the moment and retro remixes of his own compositions.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Belgium’s most iconic dance labels: Bonzai. The importance this local powerhouse had on ravers and dance floors worldwide was just astonishing. Multiple generations of fans have grown up with these timeless classics that span from trance to progressive, or the sturdier electronic genres. From bringing out the first record to ultimately becoming a global force with around a dozen sub-labels and hundreds of releases to date, Bonzai have engraved themselves in the definitive history of dance music.
To keep the 25 years celebrations we’ve commissioned another series of remixes of some of our memorable classic cuts. In 1996 we launched the Bonzai Classics label and delivered the top tunes of the day on vinyl, CD and later on digital platforms. The success of the label was outstanding and this was due to the forward thinking, in-depth knowledge of the electronic music scene from within the Bonzai family. Over the last number of years we’ve been busy filling up the Bonzai Classics digital catalogue, it’s now possible to download hundreds of your favourite Bonzai retro gems via Beatport. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the run up to 18th November 2017 at Waagnatie where our year long party comes to a climax.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Belgium’s most iconic dance labels: Bonzai. It’s hard to overstate the importance this local powerhouse had on ravers and dancefloors worldwide. Multiple generations of fans have grown up with these timeless classics that span from trance to progressive, or the sturdier electronic genres. From bringing out the first record to ultimately becoming a global force with around a dozen sub-labels and hundreds of releases to date, Bonzai have engraved themselves in the definitive history of dance music.
Get ready for 25 Years Bonzai! This one will be our 6th annual event showcasing the sounds of the heydays of the rave scene in Belgium and beyond. Oh, and just to let you know, this year’s event will be even bigger than any previous parties as we celebrate a major milestone at the forefront of an ever changing dance music scene.
The legendary Belgian Bonzai label is 25 years old and is more popular than ever! “Universal Nation” of Push was this year the number one on the greatest switch on Studio Brussels. Bonzai even had his own stage at Tomorrowland. And at this festival, “Universal Nation” was one of the most twisted songs. The Bonzai revival can not be stopped!
Next up in our new Bonzai Classics series we give you a superb remix of the club monster Parker & Clind – Generator, remixed by the talented titans of uplifting trance Glynn Alan and Dave Wright. They both work out of Glynn’s studio in the UK and have both received praise and support from the creme de la creme in the trance scene. Glynn Alan is a DJ, producer and sound engineer and his works have featured on several top labels with support from Armin Van Buuren, M.I.K.E./Push, Sean Tyas and more. DJ and producer Dave Wright has been a huge presence in the hard house and hard trance scenes for many years having found a niche on Nukleuz Records as one half of the duo Rowland & Wright, support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold became a regular occurrence for their material. Together the guys have gained quite the reputation for delivering serious beats which led to plays on ASOT and the respect from their peers. We think they’re the perfect partnership to breathe new life into a favoured classic.