Down through the electronic ages, across the grand span of progressive and trance imprints, a special level of reverence is reserved for the name Bonzai Records. Renowned as the label birthplace of many of the twinned genres’ track and producer greats, its delivered the celebrated, scene-seizing likes of “Universal Nation,” “The First Rebirth,” “Sunrise At Palamos,” “Silver Bath” and dozens upon dozens of others. All but synonymous with artists like M.I.K.E. Push, Bonzai has also been the enduring home to the incomparable talent that is Laurent Christian Georges Véronnez… Better yet known as Airwave.
This summer, Bonzai Progressive – now the label group’s foremost imprint – are proud to present the first in a major new mix-compilation series. Taking the controls for the “001” of In The Mix – Progressive Sessions is that man Laurent.
Drawing on a professional lifetime of enthralling clubbers and at-home music lovers, Airwave brings his unique sonic blend to its first release. In doing so, he unites 30 current and upfront tracks that reside in the ever-porous nexus of trance, techno, house and (naturally!) progressive. Among them are productions and remixes from the greats – Solarstone, Sean Tyas, Art of Trance, Robert Nickson and others, as well as newer talents like Alex Di Stefano, Gai Barone, Rick Pier O Neil and many more besides.
Airwave is a producer whose music, over a near-20-year career, has had press, DJs and fans drawing on words like “pioneer;” adjectives like “hypnotizing” and “mesmerizing” and reaching for phrases like “ahead of his time.” He now brings all of those qualities together to deliver two extraordinary mixes, making up the release of the first of the In The Mix – Progressive Sessions series.
Music for those that are prepped to take that one step further down the wormhole, In The Mix 001 – Progressive Sessions is out now.