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With a penchant for deep and lush progressive vibes, Crocy returns with another tasty treat for our listening pleasure. Just like previous Crocy incarnations this one keeps us firmly rooted to the deeper side of prog. His last outing – Mind – featured the stunning vocals of Ashley Berndt as well as an appearance on Bonzai & Friends 500. As always Crocy delivers the goods and we’ve no doubt that this one will rock out many floors.
Valve is a solid slice of progressive made up of some lush sounds and deep grooves. A tight drum arrangement keeps the track flowing while a superb low end bass settles us into the groove. Stabby, gritty synths do the rounds here giving the track a gutsy edge that will appeal to set builders and floor mover alike. Subtle melodies float through the track revealing stark contrasts that make the sound pop in all the right places. Top notch stuff and not to be missed.
Reach intros with a beautifully weighted kick drum that leaves a little low end hanging with each hit. A complex hi hat structure emerges alongside a building percussion section, delivering a smooth flowing rhythm. A hypnotic techno-sounding synth bass fades in and out creating a darker more intense vibe that plays out wonderfully against a backdrop of some ultra cool instrument riffs. An excellent builder here that will definitely get feet moving towards the floors.
Naxound and Gleb Rubens debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb three tracker Amon Ra. For the last few years both artists have been plying their trade in the best possible way, by delivering only the finest quality sounds. They’ve seen releases on many top labels and have featured heavily in various compilations. It’s great to have these guys on board and we hope to see more soon.
Naxound’s Intro is a journey deep into the progressive abyss that will leave you wide eyed and wanting more. The track sets off with soft pad that becomes more intense as other elements emerge. A truly cosmic experience unfolds with an array of synth stabs and FX. Deep droning basses fill the spectrum and dominate the groove for the duration. The drum section takes a back seat here as those basses lead the way, but they stay around enough to deliver a solid rhythmic vibe. A simply stunning piece of music that is most definitely not to be missed.
Naxound & Gleb Rubens’ Amon Ra intros with a smooth drum sequence that gives off a real laidback vibe. Soft kicks and fluffy hats combine alongside a tight percussion section to bring a real hypnotic rhythm. A deep bass probes its way through the track taking us deeper into the groove while swirling pads fill the background with their trippy melodies and beckoning calls. A sublime slice of progressive for the late night parties that will not disappoint.
Naxound’s D.F.G.S intros with a cool drum sequence and probing bass. A sift rising pad fades in before crashing out to reveal punchy kicks and the beginnings of a surreal trek deep into progressive. The trek gets well underway with a superb arp that cascades up and down the track and melting into the sound beautifully. The bassline transforms into a superb driving groove as the track reaches the depths. This one epitomises the progressive sound beautifully with its sublime hypnotic groove, a definite must have track for any serious prog DJ.
Konnect aka DJ and producer duo Carlos Hdez and Phil Luttgenau, and Cool People aka Jose Alonso and Jonay Fel, debut on Piston with the fantastic Slow Jam EP. This duo-double act have been whipping up a storm on the scene with both groups creating some superb dancefloor cuts. Since 2014 Konnect have shown their talents in the best possible way, by churning out quality vibes at every turn. They’ve seen releases on various labels and featured on many compilations. Cool People have won multiple DJ competitions in Spain and after that they decided to combine forces to bring their energetic and dynamic stage performance to the clubs. We’re delighted to have these four artists at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
Slow Jam sets out with a classic styled punchy kick and shuffling hat sequence that will definitely get feet to the floors. A deep droning bass comes through and suddenly the track becomes fuller and groovier. A cool vocal gets things moving also and leads us into a fantastic synth stab that carries a retro vibe while plucky bass hits ramp up the energy. Excellent stuff with a nod to the oldskool that will most definitely appeal to the discerning clubber and DJ.
Just Wanna Bass with a nice punchy kick drum and cool snare patterns alongside crispy hats that set the scene for a solid flowing rhythm to get down and dirty to. Cool vocal shots ring out raising the tempo of the groove as the bassline starts to make its presence known. All over the track we’re treated to some superb synth stabs that manifest in various forms and blend effortlessly with the deep rooted bassline. A wonderfully textured slice of tech house that is not to be missed.
Slugin Vitaly aka Russian house music maestro Redwaxx, debuts on Piston with the superb My Ground. With a solid presence amongst DJ’s, Redwaxx has taken to the airways on various radio stations where he delivers smooth house grooves with a classic vibe. On the production front he has notched up a few releases on Kolour Recordings and Crossworld Vintage with much more to come no doubt. A rising talent for sure and one we’re delighted to welcome into the Piston family.
My Ground delves deep into the house sound with a beautifully crafted sequence of sounds. Punchy kick drums lead the way and are joined by cool percussions and crispy hi hats that deliver a solid flowing rhythm. Housey chords give the track a warm glow and combine nicely with the deep probing bass and quirky acidified tweaks. Just the tonic for those late night sessions, this one will keep the floors rocking.
I’m A Fan intros with a solid thumping kick drum and a hypnotic pad. Bright crispy hi hats soon join in alongside a fantastic punchy bassline. A classic vibe ensues that will certainly get feet on the floors. Deep, lush chords fade in and we soon find ourselves in the midst of a beautifully crafted deep house groove complete with funky stabs and short melodic riffs. A pure party banger that will not disappoint.
Russlan Jaafreh returns on Green Martian with the fantastic The Universe Within Us. He debuted on our imprint back at the start of 2016 and has also made appearances on many quality labels since. His tracks have graced top labels such as Mistique Music, Mystic Carousel, BQ Recordings, Green Snake, Innertek Recordings and Deepsessions to name a few He is a modest producer who ‘just makes music’, but we think he is something special and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more in the future.
The Universe Within Us intros with a very cool slapped drum sequence that builds up a solid rhythmic flow alongside punchy kick drums and bright crispy hi hats. A deep bass drone fades up and we feel the intensity levels increase. The sound becomes infectious and we find ourselves completely hooked, wanting more, and more we get. The track becomes locked into a solid progressive groove with swirling pads and a chugging bassline that simply do not let up. There is a short respite on the break where a super sweet melody takes over only to be swallowed up by that superb bassline once more. Top notch stuff that you do not want to miss.
Antimatter is a wonderfully crafted progger that will sit perfectly in any peak time set. A nice chunky kick drum leads the way with crispy hi hats and sharp claps joining a solid percussion section. Hypnotic synths stand out against a superb bassline that chugs along, driving the track with gusto while swirling pads create wispy melodies reinforcing the lead synth beautifully. Distant voices are scattered throughout, taking the groove deeper making this a definite must have track.
As the Summer season reaches its peak we present 31 of the hottest tracks around that will be sure to keep the fires burning on floors all over the party Island and beyond. We’ve dug into our own vast catalogue – Bonzai Progressive, Piston, Eyepatch and more – as well as sourcing fine cuts off other top labels, to come up with only the finest quality tunes that are definite must haves for your arsenal. An outstanding collection of artists are all on hand to deliver the goodness, expect to find some serious beats from the likes of Carlo Calderi, House Lovin Criminals, Bonetti, Johny S, Stemi, Oz Romita, Casiano & Nsay, P.A.M.O, Eat Dust, Daniele Kama and many more. Make your party rock, put Ibiza 2016 – Fiesta Loco in prime position on your playlist, you won’t regret it.
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Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.
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Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic All Along EP. Stan enjoyed great support on his BP debut – Forsaken EP- back in April 2016, prior to this he had appeared on several compilations from Bonzai. We’re delighted he’s back for another run and hope to see much more in the future.
All Along epitomises the summer sound with its upbeat drums and shuffling hats alongside rising arp melodies and cool FX. The icing on the cake though is that monster bass drone that captures the essence of the groove beautifully while a cool mixture of female and male vocals create a diva like vibe. The track just oozes dance appeal and no doubt the floors are gonna love this one.
Keep On Rising comes in two flavours – Original and Dub. Both tracks dish out the same level of tech with the original delivering a brilliant retro vocal that will be instantly recognisable to many. Chunky kicks and bright crispy hats make up a solid rhythm for the track to flow while cool synths litter the sound. A powerful probing bassline is the big player here though as it dominates the groove. The vocal also stands out and will give you something to sing along to while getting your groove on. A wonderfully crafted slice that is a definite must have track in your arsenal. The equally inviting Dub mix is for those who want to lose the vocal and focus on the purer side of the track.
Jamie Baggotts keeps up his city themed cuts with his newest edition entitled Cape Town. Jerusalem and Mexico City were the previous incarnations and this time around we get a taste of some tight breaks and hypnotic psy. Always a pleasure to have Jamie’s work come through the office and no doubt we’ll be hearing more from him soon.
Cape Town offers up a real infectious breaks groove with a solid wall of sound that draws you in with its raw power. Pounding kicks are matched with an excellent percussion arrangement while a deep probing bassline delivers a wonderful low end. Teasing melodies are scattered throughout the track that leave us wanting more. On the break we find ourselves in a wonderfully surreal world filled with soft pads and cool FX that create a striking atmosphere. A superb slice of progressive breaks that will bring any set to a climax of epic proportions.
Where The Sun Never Sets intros with an energetic sequence that sets the tone of the track perfectly. The psy laced progressive trance stomper gets right into full on mode as chunky kick drums and shuffling percussions come through to join the superb arps that make up the backbone of the track. We are led down a path into the abyss, those multi layered arp sequences converge to form an unbreakable structure that will move you straight to the floor. The break reveals a fantastic synth line that mesmerizes as it builds to a climax and right back into the main track. An absolute stomper here and a must have.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Lessovsky aka Oleg Lisovsky debuts on Piston with the superb Anytime You Want It EP, which features three top notch deep house cuts for our listening pleasure. Oleg’s sound is an impressive fusion of emotional electronic tone with deep flavour and melodics. He’s been churning out quality vibes since 2012 on many top labels, and this looks set to continue for many years. His extensive catalogue now contains over 50 productions and some have aired on BBC Radio 1 broadcasts and are found in top playlists on international radio stations on a regular basis. Great to have him on board.
Anytime You Want is a superb, deep and lush cut that will most definitely find its way into many playlists. A smooth and sultry groove is on offer here which is made up of some beautifully deep tones and a soft catchy vocal riff. Warm basses are matched with smooth keys creating a soulful sound that sits perfectly in the deep house groove. A variety of expertly layered instruments add rich textures to the sound making this a definite must have for those late night sexy sessions.
Swimming In Your Hair opens with a smooth multi layered chord, a nice and chunky kick drum comes through alongside some cool trumpet sounds. Subtle percussions start to form up and the rhythm gathers pace. Deep groovy basses keep the low end rocking as the chords intensify as those trumpets continue to be ultra cool. Sensual vocals come through on the break and are joined by a super tight trumpet riff. Smooth just doesn’t cut it with this one, ultra smooth maybe but simply fantastic nonetheless.
Room 69 intros with a nice chunky kick and a crispy clean hi hat combi. A deep growling bassline takes over and we’re instantly hooked by its raw appeal. The bassline is joined by a more polished and warmer bass on the break creating a cool contrast and adds to the texture of the sound. An excellent gritty vocal underpins the raw groove while pitching synths come through. A definite late night tune that will rock any joint.
UK DJ and producer Alex Bradbury marks his Piston debut with the fantastic three track Spektrum EP. Alex plies his trade at various venues in the UK where he takes to the decks alongside fellow DJ’s Josh Taylor and Liam Nuttall. Alex and Josh have hosted some serious parties under their Casa MCR event planning service and in October this year you can catch all three at their latest Manchester based venture where only the finest quality tunes will be on offer. We’re delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Spektrum dishes out a deep tech house vibe with lush pads and a solid thumping kick drum keeping the pace. Those pads work their magic, mesmerizing us with their warm tones against a backdrop of distant voices. A deep, thick bass pulsates through the track delivering a solid groove while shuffling percussions stack up to bring a cool rhythmic feel. Top notch tunage not to be missed.
Chicago intros with a muted kick that soon gets beefed up with a full on thump while bright crispy hi hats slice through the lower end. A deep teasing sub bass eases its way in before getting unleashed and rattling the bass bins with its powerful sub. The rhythm section is boosted by some tight drums and percussions that will surely get the floors moving. Cool vocals ring out and take you right to the heart of the Chicago sound while surreal synth pads swirl overhead. A real deep and pumping slice of tech house to get any party started.
Underground Is Bangin’ takes the tech house sound to the next level with a contemporary vibe stacked up against a cool classic groove. The tempo rises on this one and turns into a pacey number that the discerning clubber will love. A real cool feature is the urban narrative that runs through the track, this keeps things raw and on point and will no doubt keep any mix interesting. This one goes deep with a solid tech house groove complete with pumping beats and shuffling hats. Superb stuff, a definite must have.
Venezuelan DJ and producer Alfredo Mena is back with more tasty tech house treats, this time around he delivers the superb three track Give Me More EP. It’s been over a year since we last had a taste of this guys quality vibes, back in April 2015 he gave us Do You Remember which was very well received indeed.
Give Me More settles into a hypnotic groove right from the off thanks to some fantastic kick drums and intricate percussion patterns. A deep churning bass fills up the low end while those drum patterns intensify. An acid laced single note weaves through the sound as diva fuelled vocals ring out. The synth line goes through various changes adding some very cool textures to the sound which add to the tech house flavour beautifully. A rip roaring tech house slice that will definitely be a welcome addition in any set.
My Urban Sounds intros with a nice chunky kick drum and a plucky offset bass as crispy hi hats fade in. The bass grows in stature and is beefed up to a solid low end sub that emits a lot of power into the groove. Sweeping pads and FX fill the spectrum as a deep vocal pops up to bring an urban flavour to the sound. Warping synths come through adding some spice to the groove only to make way for some very cool retro style sounds. A deep groover here that is not to be missed.
Time To Get heads straight for the floor with its solid kick and hat combi which is backed up with a deep probing bass. The shuffling percussions soon get the rhythm into full swing as the bass intensifies and transforms into a full on in your face monster. Cool vocals litter the sound, deep spoken word and tribalistic singing work very well in contrast. Sharp plucky synths go through some expert tweaking resulting in a surreal experience that blends perfectly in the groove. Another fine slice from Alfredo that will not disappoint.
The impressive Dofamine returns to Bonzai Progressive with another serving of top notch progressive beats. For My Love is topped off with three stand out remixes from Blufeld, Audio Noir and Jakhira and is a definite must have track for your progressive house arsenal.
Swirling pads and subtle percussions provide the intro on the Original Mix creating a rich atmospheric vibe. Chunky kick drums come through and take over delivering a nice solid warm punch. You feel yourself drawn to the groove as those pads get stuck in your head while a superb deep bassline bubbles up from the depths. A calming melody descends on the sound as that probing bass cuts through the mids and high frequencies. A track with many sides, this one breeds intensity and serenity all in one epic take, brilliant stuff.
Blufeld turns up for remix duty with his Intoxicating Remix, and once again we are blown away with his sound. Blufeld’s craftsmanship in making music is second to none, he calls on years of experience in electronic music and is able to turn his hand to many styles. Always a pleasure to have his work drop into the office. The remix opens with a pulsing percussion and sublime pad before a monster kick drum crashes in to dominate and drive the track on its progressive course. As the pads create beautiful melodies a fantastic energy driven bassline weaves its way through the sound creating a wonderfully contrasted sound with hints of trance. The break throws up a stunning breaks sequence against a wall of perfectly tweaked sounds before we’re slammed right back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Audio Noir returns on remix duties with Another Audio Noir Trip. One of the hardest working artists around, this guy puts his heart and soul into all he produces. Over the last number of years he has become synonymous with mashing many genres and styles of music into well polished progressive constructions. On top of this he delves into breaks and wonderful atmospheric sounds. Great to have him on board as always. This Trip begins with a punchy kick drum and a nice reverbed snare while cool percussions start to form up into a steady rhythmic flow. Dark synth chords come into play and set the mood alongside surreal pads. The chords and pads generate a brilliant intense atmosphere charged with expertly crafted melodies as a deep probing bass hypnotizes throughout sitting perfectly within the groove. Mesmeric vocals ring out and add a beautiful colourful texture to the sound. Yet again we’re treated to some simply awesome sounds from Audio Noir, enjoy this trip.
Jakhira is a popular name around the scene and this is down to the pure quality of his productions and the fact that he’s a nice guy also, but mainly for his outstanding contribution to progressive in general. His productions regularly feature in many sets and have been peaking on charts at top download portals all over the net. Here he delivers his Unconditional Mix and proves once more just what a top notch artist he is. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick and crispy hi hat combo before being joined by some very cool percussions and a warming pad that creates a deep and smooth groove. A meandering bassline enters the arrangement and gives off a wonderfully smooth vibe that takes us deeper into the groove. Darker progressive house elements come through that grab a hold of your imagination, on the break you find yourself totally hooked on the melodies and allow yourself to be lost in the sound. A beautifully serene and captivating slice, perfect for late night and early morning beach parties.
Bonzai stalwart Nico Parisi is back with another of his beautifully refined progressive cuts. Attica follows his last cut – Children Of Africa – and features three top notch remixes from Gai Barone, Robert R. Hardy and Rise and Fall. He also recently showed up for remix duties himself on AudioStorm’s Underground Culture, and we’re delighted that he continues to offer only the finest quality sounds. Nico remains a solid figure on the DJing front, he certainly gets around and is a solid figure at many festivals and club venues.
If you’re after smooth progressive grooves then the Original Mix is for you. Right from the off you can feel the sound glide along with polished edges that are quite inviting. The track goes deep courtesy of a bassy percussion that is accompanied by a more gritty bassline while hypnotic and melodic arps remain a constant throughout. On the break those melodies lead the way against a fine display of deep basses before the nice and chunky kicks take us back into full on mode. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Super talented progressive guru Gai Barone steps up to the remix plate with his Blue Notes Remix. Once again we are witness to the sheer quality this guy continues to offer. His last outing on Bonzai was on our Bonzai & Friends – 500 – Remixes release, which to our delight has performed very well indeed thanks to artists like Gai. Much revered among his peers this guy toils hard bringing us only the very best sounds and no doubt he will be back to Bonzai at some point in the future, all we can say is, he’s always welcome. The remix turns up the heat a little and gets right into a fine flowing progressive slice from the outset. Tight drums and percussions deliver a cool rhythmic flow as deep basses fade in. In the background a static arp pays homage to the original while a much grittier bass starts to creep in. At the midway point the sound dynamic shifts to include a stunning sequence filled with mismatched keys that send out an almost chaotic vibe while retaining the progressive groove. A stunner for sure, this one is a definite must have.
Reis Robert aka Robert R. Hardy returns to Bonzai Progressive on remix duties. His last outing came back in May 2015 with a fine remix on K.Oshkin’s Assol. Prior to this he has shown up on various compilations for Green Martian. A hugely popular artist on the scene and one we’re delighted to welcome back. On the remix here we’re treated to some very nice progressive vibes indeed as a much moodier sound is delivered. Chunky kick drums lead the way alongside bright, crispy and shuffling hi hats with a tight percussion section adding to the smooth rhythms. The big focus is on the basses, they dominate the sound perfectly and they’re matched with some equally impressive synths that mesmerize with every note. Wonderfully atmospheric deep prog grooves for those late night sessions.
Rise And Fall is back with another of his outstanding remix contributions. A very popular Bonzai artist, this guy has notched up quite an impressive back catalogue in just a few short years at BP. His original works are consistently high quality and gain the support of many, much like his remix work. His last outing – Genetic – featured heavily in many sets and topped numerous charts, a very much in demand artist, it’s always a pleasure when his audio drops into the mailbox. As you’d expect the groove goes deep here, progressively deep. The remix intros with a solid kick against a pulsing bass while various percussive elements weave in and out of the arrangement. A mesmerizing arp starts to flare up and is joined by quality synths and swirling pads. An intense build up brings us to the main part of the track where the bass comes into full effect for the duration. Such a stunning piece that will most definitely find its way into many sets.
Ricardo Mejia debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Disco XTC EP. Mexican born, Tijuana based Ricardo brings a fresh sound in his music and has seen releases on various labels over the last few years. On the DJ front, Ricardo regularly appears at top venues around his hometown and his style of play appeals to many. Great to have him on board and hope to see more from him in the future.
Disco XTC intros with a pumping kick drum and slowly fading in discofied riff that builds and builds into an ecstatically charged upbeat groove. Tight drums fill up the sound alongside a pulsating bassline and create a superb rhythmic flow that carries the track through to the end. Disco licks drip off the sound and you’d soon find yourself shakin’ those hips to the groovy sounds. The vocals really make the track stand out adding a contemporary flavour and bringing the retro and modern sounds together in perfect harmony. Tech house grooves for the discerning clubber, not to be missed.
Next up we have Talking S with it’s cool intro made up of distant vocals and a crispy hi hat that teases out the rhythm beautifully. Punchy kicks come through along with a deep probing bassline as those vocal shots continue. Melancholic keys fill up the background and add to the deep lushness of the groove while contrasting plucks mesmerize. This one certainly goes deep and comes off as sombre in places but the tight drums and quality vibe will most definitely give it loads of appeal to late night sessions.
Mellow takes us deep into the house sound with its warmth and beautifully lush groove. Driving the track we have a nice punchy kick drum alongside crispy hi hats and sporadic percussions that create a fine flowing rhythm. A selection of smooth pads and chords deliver that lush groove on a platter as bright synths bring a funky edge. The perfect fodder for any deep set, this one will not disappoint.