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Prolific Bonzai Progressive artist and purveyor of fine progressive beats, Phi Phi teams up with Roddy Reynaert for their superb two tracker Aokighara. Phi Phi continues to provide the wow factor in everything he touches and with a new partner on board you can be sure that this will be an even greater wow. An exciting dynamic here from these two and we hope to see more from them soon.
Gabriel West and Ricardo Piedra return to BP with Yellow Leaves which comes backed up with two top notch remixes. This exciting duo have been making beats together for a while now and they certainly know how to crank up a groove. They recently provided a quality remix on Matan Caspi’s Luxurized which performed very well indeed. These guys always deliver and so far we have seen some superb cuts – including this one – with much more to come so stay tuned.
House music maestro Leandro Silva is back for his fourth Piston outing with the superb Nada which comes hot on the heels of his last slice Aural. His repertoire continues to grow together with Piston’s partner label Igual Recordings where he has unleashed a few gems of his own. He continues to deliver killer sets at top parties and radioshows and is a very much revered artist among many. Always a pleasure to see new material from this guy.
Italian DJ and producer Francesco Tegazzin aka Distilled Noise debuts on Piston Recordings with his Solid Roots EP. Growing up in and around Verona, Francesco found electronic music which he used to express his musical creativity. His roots lie in Blues and Rock n Roll and he uses these influences alongside vintage samples while shaping his own unique groove. We’re glad to have this young up and coming artist on the roster and we hope to see more in the future.
Belfast lads Louis Irvine and Conor Doherty are the talented producers behind techno outfit Orenda. This recently formed duo have come up with something really special in the form of their Bonzai Basiks debut – Shade EP, that will translate well on the floors giving the crowd something to get down to. Belfast based Louis is no stranger to Bonzai having already released three quality cuts on our Progez imprint as well as a superb remix on Matt Holliday’s Underworld over on Bonzai Progressive. He continues to relish in his passion for music and over the last couple of years he’s rededicated himself to producing top notch sounds, with staggering results. He is always on the lookout to learn new techniques and thrives on his own challenges to get his sound to where he wants it. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from Louis in the future in both solo and duo formats. Conor Doherty is a native of Belfast but now resides in Melbourne, Australia. He’s been producing for around 10 years and in that time he has used various aliases and diced with different genres from minimal techno to more harder edged sounds. He has enjoyed gigs around Ireland, the UK and Australia and seen his music released on the likes of Modern Dance Records, Kontact Records and NB Records. A child of the 90’s he was witnessing a burgeoning dance music scene and knew he had to be a part of it. His early producing days found him churning out melodic to more harder stuff but he always seemed to go back to what he really loved, dark and dirty full on techno. Towards the end of 2016 they started to chat together and Orenda was born. The distance between them doesn’t seem to interfere, Conor does his thing while Louis sleeps and Louis picks up when Conor sleeps, and it works as you will soon find out. An exciting new project that we will definitely be seeing more of so stay tuned.
Afterhour Trax continues on its run of delivering top quality progressive grooves and, volume 21 is no exception. We’ve gathered together 20 of the finest cuts from our latest releases so you can get them straight into your live crates. Tracks and remixes from Stan Kolev, Airwave, Jam El Mar, Matan Caspi, Nico Parisi, Gai Barone, Manu Riga, Anthony G, Crocy, Platunoff, Kˆschk, AudioStorm, Nico Parisi, Naxound, G Rubens, Man on the Moon, Michael Berklin, Steve Sai, Ruslan Vashkevich, Daniel Curotto, Traveltech, Samotarev, Jamie Baggotts, Dofamine, Jadeck & Margolin Whirlpool, Config & Stemvork, Persya, Don Longton and Mendexx, will guarantee satisfaction from the floors.
We continue our In The Mix sessions with another outstanding two part mix which has been beautifully crafted by none other than Phi Phi. This series is proving popular among many, each mix goes deep into the realms of progressive grooves, throwing up unexpected, surprising and intriguing twists and turns. With each session comes a master of their craft and Phi Phi is highly ranked as a master of all when it comes to stringing together a tight set. This guy retains his legendary status among a burgeoning DJ scene and, it’s little wonder given his pedigree and where he cut his teeth on the wheels of steel. At The Villa, Fuse, Boccaccio, Oxygene, Tour & Taxi, Cirao, Extreme, Pulp and Barocca are just some of the infamous venues to have welcomed him to the stage. He is also a major player on the retro circuit and features heavily in many Bonzai Retro events as well as many other club nights and festival events. Phi Phi also continues to dish out quality tunes on our Bonzai Progressive imprint and regularly teams up with other producers with stunning results.
Matan Caspi returns with Luxurised which comes backed up with two tasty remixes that are sure to set the progressive world alight. Matan’s last outing here – Distant Muse – proved popular as did his remix for Iga Deep’s Indigo. We’re always blown away by this guys sound and you can put this one up there with some of his best work. Much more to come from Matan so stay tuned.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb My Inner EP. Jacob started out in music playing the guitar and was heavily influenced by rock and metal bands for many years. After he discovered electronic music however, he soon realised that this is where his passion lay. Now a veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. He has already got off to a great start for 2017 by signing with Bonzai as well as hosting his own radio shows and, just a few short weeks ago he showed up on guest mix duties for our very own Bonzai Basik Beats. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more in the future.
Fresh off the back of his Egret EP, Marco Madia returns with another tantalising cut, this time around he delivers the fantastic two tracker Toucan EP. Marco is a solid, dedicated artist who always dishes out quality sounds. He’s considered with very high regard among his peers and his music is a testament to this. Never one to disappoint, we just know you’re gonna love this latest cut.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife based DJ and producer Alejandro Gutiérrez aka Alex Wellmann marks his Piston Recordings debut with the superb Peaky Blinders. Alex has delivered quality cuts for the last number of years across various labels and we’re delighted to have him here with his latest effort. His style focuses in and around house music with slight variations in between, but he consistently lays on the quality in all of his works and this one is no exception.
As our 25th year celebrations gather momentum we pick up the pace with a reimagining of another absolute banging track from back in the day. One of our most prolific and successful artists Yves Deruyter gave us Calling Earth back in 1994 which was the A-side to IV – BR 94061 – and backed with Rave City (Cherry Mix). The original was the epitome of the sound of the time and quickly rose to mega status among throngs of ravers and DJ’s. A string of remixes followed as well as multiple releases over the years. The man himself relentlessly churned out hit after hit putting him at the top of his game and, to this day he is still very much revered by his peers. This special 25 years remix is delivered by London based DJ and producer Han Haak and he certainly does the track justice with his slick rendition. In 2012 Han decided to brings his brand of twisted sounds to the masses and his tracks where very quickly championed by a slew of top DJ’s. He is described as being amongst a new wave of rising talent that will make the underground scene much stronger. His passion and drive will most definitely give him the opportunity to make this happen. We’re delighted to have him on board for this one and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Bolivian DJ and producer Jose Henry aka JoC H returns to Bonzai Progressive and is joined by fellow countryman Paul Jove on their Farewell Inti EP. This one marks Jose’s third outing on BP and is another fine example of his top notch quality vibes. His last effort here was back in 2016 with Memento EP which gained great support across the board. Audio and visual artist Paul Jove debuts on BP bringing his unique style to the table. Music has been a constant in his life and has brought him into contact with many genres and styles. In 2001 he got hooked on DJing and this solidified his passion for electronic music. A fine partnership doing their homeland proud and who certainly knows how to get the grooves flowing.
Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston with a tasty three tracker entitled Come Together EP. His last outing here – Ghetto Hustle – was very well received indeed having featured on Beatport upon release back in August 2016. Mario also enjoys releases on other labels and his style is a welcome addition in many sets. Always a pleasure to hear new sounds from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.
Spanish artist Oscar Holgado debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker Quiddity. Residing in Amsterdam, Oscar is passionate about music in all its forms, he has already amassed an impressive back catalogue on various labels over the years where he has delivered his unique productions. Great to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.