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Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe are back at Piston Recordings for more of their house fuelled shenanigans in the form of the superb two tracker entitled Dirty Business. The duo’s last outing here was back in May 2016 with Bodyjack which gained great support across the board. Delighted to have them back once again and we look forward to more in the future.
First up we have Dirty Business which is certainly in the business of delivering the goods. A solid house joint that will definitely fill floors. Cool spoken word vocals sit over a driving house groove filled with deep basses and a tight drum arrangement. Funky fills come through creating perfect ass shakin’ moments as chunky kicks and a throbbing bassline dominate. Strong chords play a big role here making this a definite must have track.
The Other Side Of The Groove is a straight up delicious helping of pure house that will entice bodies to the floors no doubt. Pumping kick drums lead the way and are joined by a superb pitching bassline that grabs a hold of you and lock you in. Filtering guitar licks dominate as spoken vocals deliver their stereo sound vinyl record based narrative. A top notch cut that is a must for your house music arsenal.
Samuele Squicciarini debuts on Progrez with the superb Hold On which features a top notch remix from Angelo Dobric. Samuele started to DJ at the age of 15 which led him into the world of live performance where he showed off his skills. In 2011 he began to produce his own music in the studio and soon got releases on international labels like King Street Sounds, Go Deeva Records, King Street, Pocket Jacks Trax and many others. His work constantly receives support from some of the best DJs in the world such as Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Joe T Vannelli, Chus & Ceballos, Ferry Corsten, David Herrero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Boostedkids and more. He was resident and guest in clubs like the mythical ArtClub, Sesto Senso in Desenzano, and the famous Hollywood in Bardolino.
The Original Mix gets down and dirty right from the off as a punchy kick drum leads the way with a bright crispy hi hat and sharp claps in tow. A hypnotic bass note draws you in as mesmeric vocals come through. Surreal pitching FX and a high string offer start contrast with the deep rooted bassline creating some fantastic textures. Definitely a big floor filler here that will be a most welcome weapon in your arsenal.
Angelo Dobric is on remix duties for this one as he makes the jump from Piston Recordings to Progrez. He recently featured alongside Dennis Franchi on Into Place back in June 2016. He continues to lead a new wave of up and coming Belgian artists and he is already well known for his deep and heavy trademark. His first release was back in March 2016 when he appeared alongside House Lovin’ Criminals with Cander on Hush Recordz. The remix intros with a bassy kick drum and sharp clap while various percussions start to fade in. We get caught up in the tech house groove as it draws us in with those mesmerizing vocals and hypnotic percussion hits. Crispy hi hats set the rhythm loose while deep throbbing basses rear up from the depths. Bright melodic arps fill the background as rasping shakers take over. Beautifully crafted with a deep groove that will not disappoint.
The ever impressive Kevin Vega returns to Bonzai Progressive to get us up and running for 2017 with the superb three tracker The Crimson King. A stalwart on the scene Kevin’s work is highly respected and always appreciated. His last outing for BP was back in the Summer of 2016 on remix duties for Manu Riga’s Surrounded Remixed which proved very popular indeed among many. He also featured on our ADE 2016 compilation as well as many other compilations over the years. Always a pleasure to have this guy’s work drop into the mailbox and we always look forward to more.
The Crimson King opens with a beautifully crafted intricate percussion filled pattern that is soon joined by a chunky kick drum. We settle into the groove nicely here as a powerful deep rumbling bass is introduced. Warm synths accompany the bass as we’re drawn deeper into the groove by those hypnotic drums. In the background a rich pad starts to rise creating a melodic vein through the track and forming a wonderful contrast to the tougher edged deeper sounds. A stunningly simple yet diverse track that will grab your attention, a definite must have.
Wayan intros with a nice chunky kick drum and subtle hi hat combi as various percussions make their way through. A steady flowing rhythm forms up and we are locked in for the duration. The layers build nice and smooth and take us to a fantastic bassline that drops on the beat creating a very intense groove. Beautifully crafted melodic arps fade in and blend effortlessly into the maelstrom of low end bass. On the break those melodies dominate, drawing us in deeper before that powerful kick and bass combo returns for more. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.
Finishing off this fantastic pack we have Seraphim which delivers a solid progressive house groove throughout. We’re drawn into this one right from the off as chunky kicks are joined by shuffling hats and a mixture of stabbing strings and cool piano chords. A deep raucous bassline comes through and dominates with a strong hand tying the track together beautifully. The intensity rises and becomes tangible as the layers build. On the break we’re offered a short respite and treated to a pulsing note before being thrust back into the main groove. Excellent stuff once again from Mr Vega, this one is not to be missed.
With 2016 proving to be a massive year for us at Bonzai Progressive, we look forward to 2017 with more top quality cuts from fresh new artists as well as veterans with each bringing their own unique characteristic sounds. Kicking us off we have Colombia native Giorgio Phoenix and his debut two tracker Hypnagogia.
First up we have Hypnagogia with its deep brooding tones and superb nostalgic vocals that deliver an intriguing narrative throughout. Big chunky beats lead the way here and are backed up by a tight drum arrangement that offers a steady flowing rhythm. A deep rumbling bassline dominates the low frequencies and marries perfectly with those raw vocals. Cool synth hooks litter the sound giving a cosmic vibe to the proceedings making this a definite must have track for your arsenal.
Introspection sets out with a nice bright, sharp snare hit alongside various hats and cymbals before being joined by a punchy kick drum and deep lush bass. The drum section builds nicely creating a solid rhythmic mover as the groove intensifies with the addition of some seriously tough synths. Cool melodic arpeggios cascade through the sound while sinister vocals creep in. The break offers a surreal respite from the toughness of the main track before we get slammed right back into full on mode. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
As we say goodbye to 2016 we look back at a bumper year at Piston Recordings with this mega bundle of quality Tech House sounds. We’ve gathered up some of our very best from this year and included them all into a mouth watering 46 track compilation for your convenience. Top notch cuts from Eat Dust, Mirko Gorelli, Cerillo, Alex Bradbury, DYS (Italy) and more are all on hand to deliver maximum impact in any set. The perfect addition to your weekend weapons that is not to be missed.
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As 2016 draws to a close we present a selection of some of our very best Deep House cuts, conveniently wrapped up in a tantalising 42 track compilation that will be a serious weapon in your DJ arsenal. Piston Recordings remains at the cutting edge and, with artists such as Demarkus Lewis, Orlando Voorn, Leandro Di, JR From Dallas, Oraa, Meels, Redwax, Daniel Ray, Jakhira and label boss Rogerio Martins at the helm delivering quality sounds, we’re sure to be around for many more years to come. Get your hands on these bombs, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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We continue our Club Traxx series with the delicious Dark & Deep 4 featuring 20 of the hottest and deepest tracks from a hugely impressive talent-pool of top notch artists. This one contains all the tools required to keep any party rocking long into the night. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Rise and Fall, MetrONomes, Matt Holliday, Gleb Rubens & Naxound, Adriano Dodici, Stan Kolev, Giuliano A.L., Samotarev, Jamie Baggotts, Matan Caspi, Koschk, Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra, Dennis Franchi, Nico Parisi, Louis Irvine and more. A perfect blend of deep, dark progressive tech grooves that will be a welcome addition in any collection.
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Russian DJ and producer duo Tkachenko Vitaly and Vladimir Pavlov make up Concrete Waves. The guys make their Bonzai Progressive debut with the fantastic Northern Dawn which is backed up with two superb remixes from Manu Riga and Crocy. Concrete Waves was formed in May 2016 when the guys got together through their passion for music. They both enjoy listening to and creating Deep House, Tech House, Techno, Progressive, Hip-Hop and House. Their first release came out in June 2016 on Emotional Noise and other works, including compilation releases, soon followed. They are still working on finding their niche and perfecting their sound while working on their first album. A hugely talented up and coming project that is definitely one to watch.
The Original Mix treats us to a sublime deep progressive trip full of beautifully crafted layers. A solid pumping kick drum leads the way alongside bright hi hats and rhythmic percussions while a wonderfully lush bassline meanders through the track creating a deep groove. Tantalising synth arps weave intricate patterns drawing us deeper into the groove. On the break sweet melodies are revealed to the backdrop of rich pads that capture the imagination before we are thrust back into the main track for the duration. Excellent stuff that will not disappoint.
Manu Riga is back once again with another one of his top notch remixes and, once again we are blown away by this guy’s superb talent. Belgian music maestro Adriaan Baussens is now a household name in the music production world, he has gained an army of followers over the years and is still reaching out to new recruits with every release. His talent lies in perfecting everything he touches which translates to those who simply appreciate “good music”. Here he shoots straight to the floors with a beautifully constructed progressive slice. Nice and chunky kick drums lead the way while crispy hi hats and shuffling percussions create a solid rhythm. A hypnotic vox loiters in the background as a prominent arpeggio delivers the lead sound. Throbbing basses deliver that pure prog vibe that keeps you hooked throughout. Simply stunning stuff that is a definite must have for any jock.
Bonzai stalwart Crocy is up next with his remix and as you’d expect he delivers the goods once more. We’ve seen a multitude of outstanding work from this guy over the years and he always produces to the highest standard leaving the listener wanting more. His last outing was on remix duties for Manu Riga’s Surrounded Remixed which came not long after his own Valve back in July 2016. Always a pleasure to get this guy’s work in the mail box and no doubt we’ll see much more in the future. The remix opens with a solid punchy kick drum and shuffling hi hats combi. Raspy bass notes accompany the tight drums as spacey pads fade in. Intricate synth patterns make an appearance alongside a sublime hypnotic bassline that sits perfectly on the low end. An array of FX add wonderful textures while on the break we’re treated to a simplistic and effective melody that keeps you locked in. Top notch stuff perfect for any late night set.
Lisbon based Portuguese DJ and producer Pedro Faria debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb deep and techy fuelled No Looking Back. Since 2012 Pedro has been releasing quality cuts across various labels. He is a lover of music, particularly everything between deep house and tech house. On the DJ front he is a much sought after spinner and he plays at top parties around his hometown and beyond. Delighted to have him on board here at Piston and we hope to see more from him soon.
The Original Mix is a top notch tech house offering that carries a solid drum arrangement made up of chunky kick drums and cool shuffling hats and percussions. A deep mesmerizing bassline weaves through the track as a sinister distorted vocal creeps in. Groovy keys fade in creating a wonderful hybrid tech sound that exudes a deeper vibe. A fantastic weapon for any late night set that will not disappoint.
Up next we have the Gear Remix which is a definite dancefloor destroyer. A solid workout from start to finish fuelled by techy beats and superb groovy elements that will get the booty’s shakin’ no doubt. The intro boasts a muted kick and subtle percussion combi before the kick get a massive boost with an added thump for good measure. Shuffling hats deliver a flowing rhythm as those deep pads start to rise. A pulsating bassline is the big hitter here that blends perfectly with the mesmeric synths and pads. A must have track you do not want to miss.
Lastly we have No More which is a wonderful display of tech house that will ignite any set. A simplistic approach here with a solid drum arrangement creating a nice flowing rhythmic vibe. Distant voices add cool textures to the sound as a deep rooted bassline shores up the low end. As the layers build we find a lot of interesting sounds that combine beautifully, but it’s that strong drum and bass combi that packs the punch here. Perfect fodder for giving any floor a boost.
Alien Waves debuts on Green Martian with the trippy progressive vibes of Basic Mood which comes in two flavours that are sure to keep any set rocking. First up we have the Original Mix with its wonderfully dynamic sound that covers everything from trippy analogue acid lines to orchestral stabs. A super tight drum arrangement with a chunky kick drum at the helm dishes out a solid rhythm while deep low end basses add warmth. An array of sounds combine beautifully delivering a somewhat unorthodox construction that is both intriguing and mesmerizing. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Next we have the Remix version which carries a straight up progressive trance persona that is full of drive and energy. Nice gated synths provide the intro as a punchy kick drum and crispy hats following. A deep hypnotic bass tone dominates the low end as a myriad of sounds start to layer up. Strong piano chords, squelchy acid shots and a superb gated vox are all on show here and come together brilliantly to take us to another level. A definite must have track for any late night set.
Manu Riga returns to Bonzai Progressive with a sublime two tracker Entitled Disconnected. This time round he enlists the stunning vocal talent of Mandy Jones who adds a whole new dynamic to the progressive sound. As ever Manu Riga delights with his attention to detail revealing his passion for quality music with everything he touches. A string of top notch cuts, a superb album and a slew of delicious remixes have made 2016 one of his best years yet and we’ve no doubt that next year will be even better. USA born Mandy Jones makes her first appearance on Bonzai and she brings her wonderfully rich and soulful voice along for the ride. Over the last few years she has released several tracks across various labels. She possesses a beautifully rich voice which she is able to adapt to suit different musical styles. Nice to see her on board and we hope to hear more from her in the future.
Disconnected intros with a very nice pounding kick drum as shuffling hats form up into a solid rhythmic flow. A deep and probing bassline soon finds its way into the sound as percussions start on their intricate journey. The track takes on a real deepness early on which is further enhanced by the stunning vocals from Mandy. Sultry, melancholic and dynamic, the vocal tells an interesting story that fits perfectly with the groove. In contrast to the deeper elements we find a sweet melodic arpeggio that washes over the sound. A definite must have that will not disappoint.
If Only is up next and we’ve no doubt that this one will become a firm favourite among many. Right from the off we’re drawn into its grasp. Nicely rounded kick drums lead the way against a very cool percussion arrangement complete with shuffling hit hats that really get the feet tapping. The big hitter here is the vocal, a simply sublime delivery with a very intriguing narrative that digs deep into your soul. The vocal blends effortlessly with the melancholic groove created by subtle tones and expert attention. Captivating and enlightening, this one is most definitely not to be missed.
Verona based Italian DJ and producer Titan Road aka Marco Pettenon debits on Piston with a tasty two tracker entitled Lotus. Marco comes from an electro and progressive house background and he is not new to the dance music scene, he has been producing and DJing for several years under a different alias. In the Summer of 2012 he fell in love with the warmth of deep house and garage vibes which spurred him on to create his Titan Road guise. Totally addicted to the groove this new project has already had releases out on labels like Cr2 Records, LouLou Records, Smiley Fingers, Twisted Fusion and DTD records. He is currently DJing at Qloom and Alter Ego events in Italy and he is co-founder of the label Endless Music. He is also an active member of the Verona based Monkeys Music collective.
Lotus intros with a muted kick drum and eerie pad combi alongside shuffling hi hats. The kicks get a boost of power and we find ourselves locked on to the infectious groove that follows. Thos pads linger for a long time before opening up creating a rich texture. Cool vocals litter the sound and blend beautifully with the deeper vibe. A rumbling bassline keeps the low end rocking making this an absolute stomper of a track you will not want to miss.
Backlash offers up a superb tech house groove that will have the floors pumping all night. A nice and smooth intro brings in a pumping kick drum and a captivating synth pad. Dancey, rhythmic hi hats come through and really get the track moving with a little help from a fantastic percussion section. The hypnotic bassline keeps us hooked for the duration giving the track truly infectious nature. A must have track no doubt.
Bonetti returns to Piston Recordings with another fine slice of deep house goodness in the form of Back To Nature. Since Bonetti’s last Piston outing – Pumping Pumping, he has scored several top notch cuts that have impressed many. Great to see this guy back once again and hopefully we’ll be seeing more in the near future.
The Original Mix kicks us off with a nicely flowing rhythmic kick drum, hi hat and percussion combi. Funky guitar licks are filtered in alongside catchy club style diva vocals creating the perfect dancefloor bomb. a Smooth and groovy bassline adds a superb depth to the sound as we relish in the funky disco vibes. Top notch stuff that will most definitely not disappoint.
On Funky Main Mix we’re treated to slightly more dubby impression of the original with a focus squarely on the funky elements. Those filtered guitars ring through the sound and compliment the cool vocals nicely while a deeper more edgy bassline shores up the low end. A definite dancefloor weapon that will find its way into many sets for sure.
Van Czar returns to Bonzai Basiks with Fortuna Propitia which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Petri Petro and Sa.Du. His last outing here was back in May 2016 with 100-1 which proved popular among the techno fraternity. Since then he has been very busy indeed with building his CZ label, hosting Bonzai Basik Beats Spain and playing out at many top venues. Always worth keeping an eye on this guy because you know he always delivers the goods.
The Original Mix offers a truly deep and dark techno experience with its pumping kick drums and pulsing basses. Rhythmic hi hats deliver a steady flowing rhythm and are joined by a superb percussion arrangement for maximum effect. Wonderfully rich chord stabs are filtered to perfection and add a lot of spice to the track while generating a hint of retro to the groove. A simply stunning slice that is a must for any serious techno head.
Petri Petro is up first on remix duties and once again he dishes out a top notch techno stomper. His last outing on Basiks was back in the Summer of 2016 with the hugely impressive Human Slide which gained a great deal of support. Always a treat when this guy’s work drops into the mailbox. On the remix here Petri goes for the jugular once again with a rip roaring techno monster. Pounding kick drums and seriously low end sub basses rattle the speakers as crispy hi hats slice through. A deep and darkly sinister lead fades in and hooks us in for the ride as the filter knobs are given a workout. Top notch stuff that will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Sa.Du is our next guest remix artist and as expected he treats us to another sublime techno experience. A very much revered artist in the underground scene, his last outing – Minimalise, was very well received indeed. Much more to come from this guy so keep your eyes and ears peeled. The remix here takes us on a trippy trek deep into the techno abyss. Chunky kick drums lead the way as a myriad of sounds and FX are moulded into intricate patterns. A cool crispy hi hat cuts through the layers to stand out while a subtle percussion arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing. A deep and eerie slice from Sa.Du that you will not want to miss.
Cypriot DJ and producer George Ellinas debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the stunning Illusionize which comes backed up with a superb remix from Manu Riga. Since 2010 George has been responsible for a string of top quality tracks across many labels and delving into various genres along the way. His music enjoys great support from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, EDX, Paul Oakenfold, Moonbeam and more. Delighted to have him on board and we hope to see more in the future.
The Original Mix intros with a subtle kick to the backdrop of a mesmerizing arpeggio that cascades through you mind, lulling you into its warm groove. Swirling pads create a serene atmosphere as the arps are given a dose of modulation before subsiding back to a more mellow flow. The kick drum gets beefed up which tightens up the drums beautifully. As the track progresses we are introduced to an array of sweet melodies as well as a captivating voice that really digs deep into your mind. A fantastic slice that delivers a somewhat euphoric side to progressive house.
Manu Riga continues to go from strength to strength, he remains consistent in the quality department in everything he does. After a string of very popular remixes in 2016 – including his last Lift Off Remix for Karim S featuring Lounasan – Pilots Of The Millennium – he delivers his Melodic Remix and in true Manu Riga style he knocks it outta the park. On the remix here we can tell that Manu is going straight to the floors as he dishes out a solid drum arrangement complete with punchy kick drums, bright hi hats and a building percussion set. Melodic arps start to fade in and we quickly succumb to its hypnotic prowess. On top of the arps we find super sweet harmonious notes that compliment the sound superbly. The arps have a weaving effect as the filters are let loose creating a wonderful tapestry of textures. Driving the groove is a strong and powerful bassline that hangs perfectly on the low end allowing the track to breath while holding us in it grasp. Another sublime effort by Manu Riga that you do not want to miss.