061: Manu Riga & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

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In Episode 61 I feature the artists, Manu Riga, Solid Stone, Rise and Fall, and Fe Malefiz.  I also feature three releases: Versatile House Music Vol. 11 out on City Life; Manu Riga’s Surrounded out on Bonzai Progressive; and In The Mix 002 – Progressive Sessions out on Bonzai Progressive.

Manu Riga & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

Manu Riga’s Surrounded on Bonzai Progressive.

Manu Riga & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

Versatile House Music, Vol. 11 on City Life.








Manu Riga & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

Bonzai Progressive’s In The Mix 002 – Progressive Sessions mixed by Audio Noir.









Set 1: Manu Riga and Solid Stone

The first set highlights two tracks from Manu Riga’s Surrounded release, appearing here as the second and fifth tracks.  Also of note are two tracks by Solid Stone from his latest release, Introspection, out on Coldharbour Recordings.

The Solid Stone project started back in early 2010, behd [sic] it the canadian producer started to make his mark. His very first releases were already supported by likes of Above and Beyond, Markus Schulz to name a few. [Once] he was settled in with his own sound, it became clear that Solid Stone would be a name to look out for in the near future.


Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Genetic (Koschk Remix)Koschk, Rise and FallGeneticBonzai ProgressiveTechno124201610:26
Forgotten (Last Day On Earth Mix)Manu Riga, Fe MalefizSurroundedBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House120201604:12
ProfoundSolid StoneIntrospectionColdharbour RecordingsTrance124201604:50
Ursa MajorSolid Stone, WellenrauschIntrospectionColdharbour RecordingsTrance123201607:21
I Don't Need YouManu RigaSurroundedBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House124201606:59

Set 2: Manu Riga & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

Here you’ll note two more tracks from Manu Riga, both again from their latest Surrounded release.  Also significant in this set are two tracks from the featured compilation, Versatile House Music Vol. 11.

Manu riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove. Soon they released their first vinyl on Okina Music. “Good feeling” in the Dr Kucho remix was hitting the Belgium dance charts on the 22th [sic] spot in 2005. Sadly distribution wasn’t [meeting] demand. [As a result of] this disappointment Manu Riga didn’t really [feel at] home [with their label]. Creativity had no freedom …

[Taking] a break of two years [enabled] Sven & Adriaan [to give] Manu Riga a second chance.  But this time they promised they would only follow their heart[s] and do what they like to do. [Then they sent their] 2005 track “Tai chi girl” to Bonzai Music [and] found their home.

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NOTE: Currently Manu Riga is simply Adriaan Baussens.

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
When The Day Is GoneManu RigaSurroundedBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House122201606:35
BloomPh!l Phon!c, Mr. PedersnVersatile House Music, Vol. 11City LifeDeep House123201606:10
Substance AbuseKushSubstance AbuseBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House122201605:58
Moments Of SobrietyManu RigaSurroundedBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House124201606:51
Orange GrooveLenny MazeIbiza Bangers 2016Blue DyeHouse122201607:09
What's Real AnymoreScheggVersatile House Music, Vol. 11City LifeElectro House120201607:33

Set 3:  Rise and Fall & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

Pay attention here to the second track in the show by Rise and Fall (the first was the opener of Set 1).  Likewise, note the two more tracks from the featured release, Versatile House Music Vol. 11.

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Genetic (Original Mix)Rise and FallGeneticBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House123201607:40
Sonntagsmädchen (Matthias Weise Remix)Marcus JahnVersatile House Music, Vol. 11City LifeDeep House122201606:42
CarlitaOliver DeuerlingIbiza Bangers 2016Blue DyeDeep House125201606:43
Nana (Extended Mix)OrkideaNana (Gai Barone Remix + Extended Mix)Black Hole RecordingsTrance132201606:45
Sad Cats On Strings Felix Tolkuehn, Martin JorgesonVersatile House Music, Vol. 11City LifeIndie Dance/Nu Disco125201608:16

Set 4: In the Mix 002 – Progressive Sessions  & Versatile House Music Vol. 11

In the final set,  three tracks from Bonzai Progressive’s second iteration in its In The Mix series dominate.  Notably, this second iteration in the series is compiled and mixed by the enigmatic Australian DJ/Producer, Audio Noir.

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Forgotten (Dub Version)Manu Riga, Fe MaledizIn The Mix 002 - Progressive SessionsBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House125201607:18
VirtuosoLuciano DelgadoIn The Mix 002 - Progressive SessionsBonzai ProgressiveDeep House116201607:10
Black Skies (Extended Mix)Moonbeam, LoolacomaIn The Mix 002 - Progressive SessionsBonzai ProgressiveProgressive House120201607:08
Wanna Tell You (Dario Rasati Remix)2WES, Dario RosatiVersatile House Music, Vol. 11City LifeDeep House124201605:44
Local TalkAfrican KingLocal TalkApparel RecordsHouse125201605:39

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