Bonzai Records – The Story – The Documentary by Red Bull Elektropedia

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 mark this special occasion that is a quarter century of Bonzai, Red Bull Elektropedia has teamed up with the guys behind this legendary institution to bring you this exclusive one hour documentary, showing you the story of the record label and the worldwide impact it had on the electronic music scene.

Red Bull Elektropedia Bonzai Reworks on CD & Vinyl – Limited Edition

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Belgium’s most iconic dance labels. It’s hard to overstate the importance this local powerhouse had on ravers and dance floors 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.

To mark this special occasion that is a quarter century of Bonzai, Red Bull Elektropedia has teamed up with the guys behind this legendary institution to bring us something quite different. First of all, seven carefully selected contemporary musicians have reworked their favourite track from the complete back catalogue of the record label. Check the links to hear the new interpretations by Charlotte de Witte, STUFF., Lefto, B, Hiele, Asa Moto and Sue Avenue. They are all forces to be reckoned with in their own subcultures, but are united in their love for Bonzai. The result, of course, is an unpredicted clash between nostalgic rave and contemporary ideas. Whichever kind of music you like, there’s going to be something in there for everyone.

FORMAT: LIMITED EDITION CD

RELEASE: 06-11-2017

TRACK LISTING:

01 Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth (Charlotte de Witte Rework)

02 Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One (Lefto Rework)

03 Blue Alphabet vs Cherrymoon Trax – Cybertrance vs The House Of House (STUFF. Rework)

04 Phrenetic System – Wayfarer (B Rework)

05 Jones & Stephenson – The Final Rebirth (Hiele Rework)

06 Cherrymoon Trax – Plastic Body, Liquid Mind (Asa Moto Rework)

07 Blue Alphabet – Genetic Trance (Sue Avenue Rework)

FORMAT: LIMITED EDITION VINYL

RELEASE: 06-11-2017

TRACK LISTING:

A1 Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth (Charlotte de Witte Rework)

B1 Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One (Lefto Rework)

B2 Blue Alphabet vs Cherrymoon Trax – Cybertrance vs The House Of House (STUFF. Rework)