Music had always been a big part of the family of Sebastian Chrostek, born in Bytom, Poland. Even as a small child his uncle would take him to rehearsals of his band, where he played the keyboard and organ, and sit his nephew in front of his instruments as often as possible. His father piqued his interest in other instruments and introduced him to artists like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath which became his first muscial influences. Through his uncle, who was an avid fan of Jean-Michel Jarre, he first came into contact with electronic music. This early enthusiasm and love for music lead to a degree as a beat and music designer.

Sebastian was especially inspired by artists like Jean-Michel Jarre, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, Daft Punkt, Rockers, Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers and Deadmau5. This inspiration was reflected in the tracks that he wrote over the years.

Now, The Scar7ist is taking the first steps of sharing his music with the world.

Even at the age of 4, Swiss Deft Bonz devoted most of his attention to his brother's piano and wrote his first „compositions“. At 8, he was finally allowed to take lessons and quickly realized that he wanted to create something new, rather than play other people's songs. In 1994, he spent his hard-earned money on his first sampler and discovered the world of electronic music. Between 1994 and 1998, he performed live regularly as „Second Dynasty“ and wowed audiences in local clubs with fast, harmonic Trance. During this time, his first releases saw the light of day. In 1999, he went to Munich to study at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) and graduated with a Bachelor in Recording Arts. There, he met Gregor Tresher and together they celebrated their first, international success. Their best-selling album „Travellers Beyond“ appeared on Mikrolux and their hit single „Diesel“ made its way on Space Night on the Bayerischen Rundfunk.

At the same, Deft Bonz continued to build up his recording studio stardustmedia. What started off with only one sampler, eventually developed into a full-fledged recording studio. Today, stardustmedia produces a wide range of electronic music of the highest analog quality for a variety of international artists.

Pasdee aka Pascal Dickmann discovered his passion for the electronic music scene at the early age of 12, especially for the summer Ibiza-anthems. Trendsetters like ATB, DR.Motte, Westbam, Carl Cox, Axwell and Avicii showed him his love for the melodic side of electronic music and he gained respect for the DJ life. His wish to prove himself as a DJ was granted in 2010 when he first stood behind the turntables of Düsseldorf's most popular clubs at the tender age of 15.


6 years later, Pasdee looks back at a spotless career of successful gigs in a multitude of locations. He distinguished himself with sets that took classics and masterfully remixed them with the latest of the electronic scene. Alongside these innovative songs, more and more of his own creations saw the light of day, carefully created tracks, perfected with the experience of countless gigs.


In 2016, his tracks are now published by Bonaventura House Music and are available to fans through every popular source.

Luke Bonaro started listening to House quite early at the age of 12, but it was really his first time at the disco in his hometown Milan that changed his conception of House music. The most important thing for his work has always been melody: Will it involve the people who are listening? Luke compares his creative process to an architect building a house: "I want my tracks to rest on a sound structure, no parts missing." To achieve this, he tries to give more attention to what the listener is feeling, instead of inserting unnecessary and repetitive noise as it is common within the House music genre; his aim is to do something different, something that is more 'clean', as he describes his own style. His preferred artists are Richie Hawtin, Deadmau5, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, but House is not the only genre he is keen on, he is also a big fan of Classical music. "The sheer perfection of melody just strikes me – the Classical composers where the most versatile architects of sound!", he phrases his admiration. Apart from Classical music and House, he also listened to the angry anthems of 80s and 90s Hip Hop and loves the brutal force of Rock, one of his favorite bands was Nirvana. But his one big love is House music, which to him is "the natural evolution of music", he states.

He started producing House tracks at the age of 16, on a simple PC in his bedroom. "I skipped the phase of vinyls and DJ'ing and the rest of these things that I have always envied in other artists. But as with all things in life: Something is lost and something is earned," he remembers. At the beginning he was not certain what type of Electronic music he wanted to make, Tance, Hardcore, Minimal, Frenchcore, Deep House or something else, but when he produced a track with 128-130 bpm for the first time, he found his perfect pace. "It's not too fast, it's not too slow," he says, "giving me the creative freedom I don't have with other speeds".

Step by step, he understood what he could do and played his first tracks to his friends, although he wasn't all convinced in the first place; but one person liked this part, another person liked another part, helping him to sharpen his style and dismiss what just didn't fit. That way he was improving day by day – and his friends became more and more convinced. Three years ago, he decided to release his first track via Soundcloud, and since then he hasn't stopped uploading the tracks he produces, because to him it is fundamental to get honest feedback from people he has never met in person. Subsuming his affection with House, he states: "House music to isn't just commercial and superficial, but a high art – when it is made the right way. It can create emotions like Chopin playing his piano, it can be as touching as a singer on stage."

South African DJ and producer Lwazi Khanya Buthelezi, better known under his stage name Mesh Junior, was born in 1991 in Durban, his current home base is Johannesburg. Being the son of a professional sound engineer and growing up in a very musical environment, Buthelezi practically cut his teeth on music. The 24-year-old started off by playing and producing Hip Hop, House and Dubstep as a radio DJ. At the age of 15, music production became his prime passion, his main influences back then were his compatriots DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonic. Over the years he switched his focus from Hip Hop to Electronic – and he has not looked back since. Apart from being a talented young producer, Buthelezi also wants to inspire people and change the industry with his tunes – and we are happy to support him with his goal!

 

Nick Nyrow was born on December 17th, 1991, in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, where he still lives to this day. Techno and Trance accompanied him throughout his childhood and teens. Especially Paul Van Dyk is a huge inspiration to him, he states, since the renowned artist has been influencing the scene with his style from the 90s up until now.

Without ever attending professional lessons, Nick found the path to his musical passion all on his own and worked his way into the structures and principles, music is based on. His enthusiasm for the technical aspects of music production came along via a little detour: videogames. At one point he just swapped controller and gaming console for synthesizer and mixer to produce his first original songs. He made himself familiar with rhythms, harmonies and tonal systems, trying to understand the matter he was working with from scratch. He found his style, a mixture of Electro and Tech House with some Trance elements, since it allows him to express his diverse influences and interests. And we at Bonaventura are looking forward to support him during his first professional steps!

Peter Puskas aka DJ Pushee from Hungary has quickly become a well-respected and renowned DJ in Dublin Fair City! From a young age, Peter has been interested in music and was primarily influenced by artists like Chus & Ceballos, John Digweed, John Creamer & Stephan K. Peter's love of music and obvious talent to remix and play crowd-pleasing sets was evident from a young age – and made him to one of the most popular DJs in his hometown and surrounding villages in
Hungary. In 2005 Peter aka DJ Pushee moved to Dublin, Ireland, were he continued to pursue his interest in music. Over the course of the next year, Peter played at countless house parties, experimenting with different styles of music. He also developed a unique mixing technique that opened the doors to the well- known Traffic night club for him.

Since then, Peter has played at countless clubs and venues all over Dublin and Ireland such as Spirit, Tripod, Button Factory, Andrews Lane Theatre, ThinkTank, Dragon, Biddy Barnet, Kitchen, Code 23, Jack In The Box, Docked On The Loka Boat, Turk's Head, Lafayette, Q Bar and many more. Pushee has also played with renowned DJs such as Danny Alonso, Fernando Mass, Richard Scholtz, Alex Di Stefano, Angello Mike, Rodolfo Bravat, Adam Watts, Lee Harris, Chriss Ronson, Paddy Scahill, David Delavera, Sam Divine – to name just a few. Earning his nickname from pushing the limits of the Underground House and the Tech House scene to new levels, Pushee raised the bar for other up-and-coming DJs in Dublin Fair City.

For over a year now, Peter has been following his ambitions to produce music. One of his tracks was even played by Richie Hawtin! Judging from Pushee's unique style and technique of mixing and making music, along with his fast growing audience, he most probably will keep on pushing the envelope and setting new bench marks for the foreseeable future.

„Globetrotter“ is probably the best description for Dennis Kamp. Born on April 30, 1984, in Speyer, Germany, he moved to Spain at the age of one, spending his first 12 years in Costa del Sol. In 1996 he returned to this Native Country, most recently moving to Munich. As a teenager, he also started to listen to electronic music. Happy Breaks was the first subgenre to draw his attention and ignite his musical career. In 2000 he began dabbling as a DJ and amateur composer, expanding his range to Nu Breaks, Dubstep and Minimal, pure inspiration being his strongest impetus. His newest fling is Deep House, the musical style that will also dominate his first EP which is soon to be released on Bonaventura House Music.

Claus Neuefeind was born on June 28th 1980 in Aachen, Germany. Music has always been an influential part of his life, he started off as a choir boy and refined his skills by taking singing and piano lessons. Stylistically he changed track quite a bit: Since 1999 he has been active and renowned as DJ Spectrum within the Techno, Acid and Trance scene, creating his own songs since 2002.