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DJ and producer Bjerk Peterson returns to Piston after a bit of a hiatus with the superb Diggin’ Deep EP. It was way back in 2013 when we last saw Bjerk over here when he appeared on Piek’s Txuribeltz EP with Nasty. Since then he has racked up an impressive list of cuts on various labels. Great to have him back and we hope to see much more in the future.
Australia’s Audio Noir heads up our next In The Mix – Progressive Sessions with 2 fantastic studio mixes to whet the progressive appetite. The mysterious Audio Noir has racked up quite an impressive back catalogue on our flagship label Bonzai Progressive over the last few years. His latest slice – Progressive Tales 2 is yet another example of his musical acumen and diverse style. He always delivers the goods in original and remix formats and he is not afraid to get close to the edge when it comes to trying new things. A solid artist who has so much to give, we will definitely be seeing much more from him in the future.
UK based producer duo Dean Chapple & James Daniels aka Daniel Morris debut on Piston with the superb 2 tracker Look Into My Eyes. The guys met several years ago while working at a high street clothing store in what they’ve both described as a “random meet”, they’ve been friends ever since. Dean started to write his own music around 2007 having started to play around with basic production software, learning as he went through trial and error. He was responsible for getting Daniel interested in music and after releasing a couple of tracks they started to take this music thing much more seriously, and after a trip to Ibiza their minds were made up. Starting off with a tech sound, they soon realised that they wanted to make music that they liked, so they went underground. Now after a raft of releases on several top labels, these guys are riding the crest of a wave with their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
Having appeared on several of our compilations over the years, Stan Kolev marks his full Bonzai Progressive debut with the superb three tracker Forsaken EP. Since 2005 this guy has been dishing out top quality cuts on many top labels. Everything from progressive house, deep house and tech house has been covered. In recent times he has shown up on our own compilations including Club Traxx – Progressive House 13, 15 and 16. No doubt we’ll be seeing more from this guy in the future.
Argentinean DJ and producer Daniel Curotto marks his Bonzai Progressive debut with a very impressive three track EP entitled Deck Of Cards. It was shortly after a trip to Europe that Daniel first decided he wanted to get into music, in particular DJing. After a few years of playing in and around Mar del Plata he decided to create his own music. He started to practice with Subiela Francisco Fernandez who not only taught him about bass or drums, he also taught about emotion in music. Influenced mainly by the techno genre, Daniel had the opportunity to meet artists like+John Creamer, 16 Bit Lolitas, Tocadisco, Fatboy Slim, John Acquaviva, Trentemoller, Tiga, Loco Dice, Guy J etc. Today his style is a mixture of techno, house and progressive, and he plans to continue to evolve his sound and style.
Satour aka Satur returns to Piston with Disconnect EP and is joined by fellow DJ, producer, remixer and singer David Van Bylen. We last caught a glimpse of Satour on Piston back in September 2015 when he joined forces with Pandeo on their debut Kindel. Heavily influenced by 70’s rhythm and groove this guy definitely knows how to work a sound and bring rhythms to life, great to see him back once more. David debuts on Piston and brings a very diverse set of skills that allows him to move between many styles and genres. He has DJed at top venues and played with top jocks from around the world. On the production front he has worked with many great artists and his work as a composer and producer transcends the boundaries of pop and dance music, having signed several soundtracks for documentaries, short films, commercials and TV shows, and even movies.
With the new album of Manu Riga ‘Surrounded’ peeking around the corner already (release 13 june at Beatport) it’s time to reveal the winner of the remix contest. Firstly we’d like to thank all participants in making such a great effort in sending us truckloads of remixes, lot’s of really good remixes, unfortunately there can only be 1 winner who’s remix will be part of the remix album that will be released shortly after the original album. The jury has decided on CJ Art as the winner, with Chris M and Enlusion as runner ups. Goodie bags will be sent out soon !!!
Almost 8 months on from the release of his album Artificial Star, Australia’s Audio Noir sets out his stall once more and invites four top quality remixers to do their thing with his track From London To Moscow. The original version delivered a solid progressive house groove and we’ve no doubt that these four remixes will do that justice.
ZRG debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Forget The Past which includes a fantastic remix from Chris Drifter. This guy has been churning out quality vibes since 2007 with a mixture of progressive and tech house. He has shown up on labels such as Egothermia, Krata and his own ZRG. On the remix we find Chris Drifter delivering the goods, and these two are no strangers having worked together on various collabs over the years.
Italian DJ and producer Mirko Gorelli debuts on Piston with the superb House Culture. Having started out in music from a young age this guy quickly learned the tools of his trade and began performing at top venues from he was 18 years of age. His passion for music remains strong and his love of house music took him to the studio where he has created some cool cuts over the last couple of years with appearances on labels such as DOC Music and Conscious.
J’Dan marks a full debut appearance on Green Martian with the superb Endorphine which comes backed up with a quality remix from Following Light. J’Dan first appeared back in December 2015 on remix duties for Chandrama’s Lost In Nubra on Bonzai Progressive which turned out to be a quality slice of prog with great support. A rising artists with a wealth of talent, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
Prolific artists Blufeld and Platunoff join forces as they both return to Bonzai Progressive after a short hiatus with the superb Tiefe Gedanken which also comes backed up with two quality remixes from Nico Parisi and Alex Vidal. We last saw Blufeld back towards the end of 2015 with Out Of This Life which came shortly after his superb studio album A World Less Ordinary. Some big things in the pipeline with this guy so make sure you keep up to date with all his goings on via social media and of course the Bonzai Progressive website. Russian DJ and producer Igor Platunoff also returns with a quality remix and his last outing was on remix duties for Blufeld’s Out Of This Life. Great to see both of these diverse artists back at the helm and we hope they collaborate more in the future.
Russian DJ and producer Tuneon aka Mikh Solvis debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker – Chante. Tuneon’s music is based on many influences from 90’s style old school Chicago house and disco vibes to hypnotic tech grooves a common goal, to rock the dancefloors. Delighted and excited to have him on board.
Piston firm favourite Marco Madia returns with his fifth outing – Swanning Up EP. His last outing came back in February with ExoS Lucius EP which went down well with great support coming in from all quarters. He has also made appearances on several compilations for Piston and Bonzai including Tech House Toolbox 4, My House Is Your House 10 and Best Of Piston Recordings 2014. Always great to see him round these parts and no doubt we’ll see more soon.
Matan Caspi remains a powerful force in the progressive world and as ever he delivers the good once more with Fragile Sunrise which is backed up with no less than three stunning remixes from top class artists Manu Riga, Rick Pier O’Neil and Hady Tarek. Last time out Matan delighted with Celebrium before an appearance on the bumper Bonzai & Friends 500 Remixes pack. We’ll let the music do the talking here, enjoy.