The name also references the dual meanings of the Japanese phrase “Bonzai” used to represent both “long life” and serves as a cheer of enthusiasm.
The track feels like racing down a road due to its pulsating energy, but it is accompanied by a cheeky, almost game-like melody that contrasts ominously with the pounding techno kick.
Speaking about “BONZAI,” HI-LO said, “I made this track during the pandemic in 2020… Back in 2020, it felt a bit too trancey for HI-LO, so I kind of focused on finishing other tracks instead, but this year felt like the perfect time to give this track a fresh makeover and take it to the next level. It’s become a 135BPM melodic peak time techno anthem that blends Techno and Trance very nicely in my opinion, and that also works very well at much higher BPMs.”
Listen to HI-LO’s new single on his HILOMATIK label, “BONZAI,” below:
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