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MI KE – CLOSE TO MY HEART (ORIGINAL MIX) CHARTED BY BEATPORT

Close To My Heart is one of those tracks that will quickly fall into the ‘I gotta drop this one tonight’ category. Pounding kick drums and crispy hi hats alongside tight percussions make for a solid rhythmic groove. A subtle yet hugely effective bassline lurks on the low end ready to pounce. The track gives off a retro vibe as cool vocal snippets come through, but it’s the layers of bass that make this one special as well as background organs that tease all the way through. A truly epic slice of deep and groovy house that will most definitely not disappoint.

Mi Ke – Close To My Heart (Original Mix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport’s streaming portal in the Deep House Pulse Chart!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #mike

21 April 2016 UPDATES Read more

MI KE – CLOSE TO MY HEART (ORIGINAL MIX) FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Close To My Heart is one of those tracks that will quickly fall into the ‘I gotta drop this one tonight’ category. Pounding kick drums and crispy hi hats alongside tight percussions make for a solid rhythmic groove. A subtle yet hugely effective bassline lurks on the low end ready to pounce. The track gives off a retro vibe as cool vocal snippets come through, but it’s the layers of bass that make this one special as well as background organs that tease all the way through. A truly epic slice of deep and groovy house that will most definitely not disappoint.

Mi Ke – Close To My Heart (Original Mix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport’s streaming portal in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #mike

14 April 2016 UPDATES Read more

MI KE – 214 EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Porto, Portugal based DJ and producer Mi Ke aka Mike Morales debuts on Piston with the absolute monster three tracker 214 EP. Mike is a force to be reckoned with on the house scene as he’s been around for quite some time. He is heavily influenced by Portugal’s infamous underground scene his name began resonating amongst established DJ’s and artists. His debut track – Dream Shattered, premiered on Digweed’s Transitions radio show in 2003 and since then he has continued to churn out top quality vibes. He runs his own label – Ssignature Music and back in 2013 our very own label boss Rogerio Martins featured as remix artist on Fauvrelle’s Turn Me On alongside fellow remixer Mi Ke. Delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.

Mi Ke – 214 EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #mike

13 April 2016 UPDATES Read more

MI KE – 214 EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Porto, Portugal based DJ and producer Mi Ke aka Mike Morales debuts on Piston with the absolute monster three tracker 214 EP. Mike is a force to be reckoned with on the house scene as he’s been around for quite some time. He is heavily influenced by Portugal’s infamous underground scene his name began resonating amongst established DJ’s and artists. His debut track – Dream Shattered, premiered on Digweed’s Transitions radio show in 2003 and since then he has continued to churn out top quality vibes. He runs his own label – Ssignature Music and back in 2013 our very own label boss Rogerio Martins featured as remix artist on Fauvrelle’s Turn Me On alongside fellow remixer Mi Ke. Delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.

Baby It’s You takes us right into the heart of a deep house groove that will have you completely hooked from just the first few bars. A silky smooth vibe oozes off this track as warm kicks are joined by a super cool percussion section that settles into a solid rhythm for the duration. A mesmerizing synth pluck rides through the sound and becomes an infectious trait in the sound. A wonderfully executed vocal rings out and brings the funk in huge doses with sprinklings of soul. Add in a bassline straight out of the abyss and you’ll find yourself wanting more and more. Brilliant stuff.

These Raw Eyes is a perfectly apt title for this sublime trek into deep house. Right from the off we get locked on to the raw power generated from the sound. The bassline in particular plays a big part and is joined by cool chord stabs to deliver a solid groove that works its way deep into your soul. The drum arrangement builds into a beautifully crafted rhythm that will have bodies swaying as a haunting lead synth weaves through. Cool vocals are scattered throughout adding character to the sound making this a definite must have track in your arsenal.

Close To My Heart is one of those tracks that will quickly fall into the ‘I gotta drop this one tonight’ category. Pounding kick drums and crispy hi hats alongside tight percussions make for a solid rhythmic groove. A subtle yet hugely effective bassline lurks on the low end ready to pounce. The track gives off a retro vibe as cool vocal snippets come through, but it’s the layers of bass that make this one special as well as background organs that tease all the way through. A truly epic slice of deep and groovy house that will most definitely not disappoint.

#mike #pistonrecordings

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AUDIO NOIR – TRANSFAGARASAN HIGHWAY (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

Audio Noir’s ‘Transfagarasan Highway’ which performed very well on the circuit gets a rerub with the help of some top producers in this massive remix pack.

The Original Mix intros with a wonderful and very distinct sub bass, the bass just eases in effortlessly and you begin to realise how recognisable it is, this track is one that will bring back memories of an awesome time in EDM, all the qualities are there for your aural pleasure. The classic vocal sample will have you jumping in no time along with the rolling bassline and tight arrangement. On the break we are treated to a super cool piano and again that vocal sample will keep you focused in on the journey ahead, simply stunning!

Belgium’s legendary M.I.K.E. is first up to the remix desk with an absolute stomper of a remix. Currently, as you would expect, Mike is always busy with something. He juggles a hectic DJ schedule which takes him all over the world, he churns out the quality from the studio on a regular basis and he still finds the time to engage with his loyal fanbase and spend time with family, how does he do it! On this remix he takes the main elements from the original and adds that M.I.K.E. touch that will light up any floor. A thumping great bass intros alongside some sharp percussions that steadily build a smooth rhythmic vibe. That massive vocal sample gets the veins pumping as the track breaks loose with a classic bassline and techy synths as rolling snares raise the temperature even more. The track continues to build with high octane precision and forces you to get those hands in the air as the break unleashes a massive hook which quite simply blows your mind, top stuff from the master!

Airwave aka one hell of a talented guy is up next to remix duty with his own stunning take on this classy track. Laurent is an extremely busy artist at the moment, he is a regular feature and many venues worldwide and this trend is ever increasing as gigs will be taking him to Canada as well as a recent stint in Goa. He is also a hard working studio artist, at present he has many projects on the go alongside Phi Phi and with J00F, aside from that he lends his talents to remixes like we have here. The track intros with that familiar kick and bass combination as crisp hats and percussions begin to form up. Very cool FX deliver a surreal atmosphere before the track takes on a new dimension with the introduction of some tightly arranged drums. The pace quickens and we soon met with some amazing melodic pads that sweep across the sound which is further enhance by a beautifully deep pipe instrument. The break offers up a sublime sequence of melodies before slamming back into this full on progressive grooving monster, stunning!

The ever impressive Manu Riga is up with his Angel On Earth Mix. Manu is always keeping busy with lots of remix work as well as his own material which we will hope to be seeing very soon. From the get go you can feel the energy dripping off this remix as the kicks pick up the pace. These are complimented by a tweaked stuttering vocal and a bassline that drives the groove with a throbbing punch. Beautifully emotive melodies weave an intricate pattern with an ethnic tinge. The break delivers sweet laced arps which ebb and flow alongside that bubbly bassline. A cool, flowing and intense groove for the floors which is not to be missed.

Next up is Thorin with his stunning remix which is full of deep progressive delights. Thorin churns out quality productions on a regular basis. He has a hugely impressive catalogue of remixes as well as his own material which is always very well received from all quarters. His remix intros with a full on in your face groove as chunky kicks are met with contrastingly lush pads a tough edged bass, which makes for a cool combination. This groove powers on relentlessly up to the first short break where the pads come to the fore. Soon after a nice and smooth synth comes into play and adds cool textures to the sound. At the main break some more melodies ease in and that vocal sample also makes a showing before the track kicks right back into the main sound, which makes this a must have track in any set!

The Zen Mix is pure bliss, a huge soundscape that you wish would go on and on. The bass just flows along and is the perfect match for the myriad of sounds in attendance. Spitting pipes, bright synths and that superb vocal blend together beautifully creating an awesome atmosphere where you will lose yourself for a while, brilliant!

#audionoir #mike #airwave #manuriga #thorin #bonzaiprogressive

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2 April 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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