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Matt Holiday returns to BP with the hugely impressive two tracker – Pipe Dream. A very much in-demand producer Matt always notches up the quality and this one is no exception. Last time out we had Light Year which proved very popular indeed with great support having shown up in many sets and DJ charts. Outside of Bonzai he still continues to impress the head honchos over at JOOF(as well as ourselves of course). On the DJ front he plays regularly around the UK where he brings his solid progressive grooves to the floors. Much more to come from this guy and well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
Matt Holliday – Pipe Dream, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
As 2015 draws to a close it’s time for us to take a look back at some of the highlights that continue to keep Piston bursting at the seams with only the highest quality cuts. We’ve also worked hard to bring on board a whole swathe of new talent on top of our current pool of established artists. In this year’s bumper round-up we feature 50 superb tracks and remixes from artists such as Leandro Silva, Bonetti, Leandro Di, Upright, Rick Wade, Daniel Ray and label guru Rogerio Martins to name just a few. At Piston it’s all about the music and this showcase is the perfect starting point to get locked on to some of Europe’s finest deep house, tech house and techno grooves. Roll on 2016!
Best Of Piston Recordings 2015, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
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The Original Mix gets down to business with a charging kick drum that packs a lot of punch with a little help from a rising bass that starts to roll along with an energetic draw. Cool drum and percussion layers form up and settle the track into a nice flowing rhythm. Sweeping FX and dark synths join in and give the track a bit of meat in readiness for an epic ride. An in-your-face synth line opens up and locks you right into the groove as that bass hypnotizes. On the break we are set into a surreal world that takes on an intense vibe as those synths start to wind up once more. Another top notch slice from this guy which will definitely turn a few heads.
Rise And Fall – Open System (Original MiX), out this year on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport in the NYE Essentials – Progressive House chart!
Beautiful, elegant, and mesmerising, these three words can’t do justice to the high quality of Airwave’s ‘Sadness In Black and White’ . Airwave is one of the finest trance producers that has ever graced the genre. This release is packed full of soul-searching atmospheres, deep-reaching bass lines, and a majestic piano to lure you into a state of trance
Airwave – Sadness In Black & White Pt.1, out this year on JOOF Recordings, is charted by Beatport in the NYE Essentials – Trance chart!
Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Lilium, which comes backed up with two superb remixes. Beirut based Vince has been around the scene since 2010 when he turned professional. It started with his radio show Catalepsy on MusicRadio.com which aired monthly but made the change to bi-weekly due to demand from listeners. In 2011 he started to put out his own works and quickly grabbed the attention of many top jocks including Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules and Paul Oakenfold. His tracks have appeared on various labels but got a notable release on Vandit in May 2015. Great to have this fast rising talent on board and we hope to hear more soon.
Vince Aoun – Lilium, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Dutch DJ and producer Jesper Mauerhoff returns to Bonzai Progressive with Trip To Strip. We saw him make his debut at BP back in Summer 2015 with Eyes Wide Shut which gained a lot of support across the board. Great to see him back and no doubt we’ll be seeing more from this talented artist in the future.
Jepser Mauerhoff – Trip To Strip, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Spanish DJ and producer Bonetti aka Andres Boned is back at Piston with his Pumping Pumping EP, and one thing is for sure, it’s pumping. His last outing came on remix duties for Rob Small and Dan Hartley’s – Stubbed which proved popular among many jocks, which is no surprise as this guy really knows how to work a groove. Pumping Pumping comes with the original mix and a top notch remix as well as two other tracks making this pack a tasty treat.
Bonetti – Pumping Pumping EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
UK DJ and producer Jacky (UK) debuts on Piston Recordings having cut his teeth on various labels over the last couple of years. Known for injecting high energy into his sets, this guy knows how to turn it on for the floors. As well as his residency at Manchester’s Mute he also spins regularly at Sankeys and South Nightclub. A relative newcomer to the world of production, we’re definitely gonna see a lot more from this guy. The remix intros with a fresh tech house vibe as crispy hats lay down a cool rhythm alongside equally cool vocals. A nice punchy kick comes in as the drum layers build giving the track a well rounded feel. The bass powers through and takes full control of this superb grooving monster. The break filters out the bass and brings in some cool riffs that keep the rhythm locked in before we hit the peak and come crashing back to those lush low end frequencies that really give this one a lot of oomph. Top notch stuff that will do well in any upbeat set.
Rob Small & Danny Hartley – Stubbed (Jacky (UK) Remix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is charted by Max Chapman at Beatport!
Quantus debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Pass Through Time EP. Two tracks of pure progressive house grooves that are guaranteed to keep floors rocking. Great to have Quantus on board and no doubt will be seeing much more from this quality project in the future. Pass Through Time opens with a cool rhythmic percussion pattern which is soon joined by a punchy kickdrum that will get the feet moving to the floor no doubt. A solid driving bassline comes through and takes control of the groove as we settle into a superb progressive ride. Cool synths deliver a liquid style sound which are complimented by equally cool FX that are scattered throughout. This one is a straight up groover destined to dominate floors, a must have.
Quantus – Pass Through Time EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, DJ and producer Luciano Delgado debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the delicious Virtuoso EP. This brand new EP features four original works covering deep, tech and progressive house as well as a top notch remix thrown in for good measure. Delighted to have this guy on board and we look forward to more in the future. First up we have the title track – Virtuoso, which intros with a nice and smooth deep house groove as subdued kickdrums are offset by crispy rhythmic hats. In the background warm chords fill the space alongside some cool atmospheric effects. A deep and lush bass sits beautifully on the low end and adds so much warmth to the sound. The break brings in some light relief with rich strings sweeping through the sound delivering a nice melodic touch. A fantastic deep and melodic slice here that will definitely be a go track.
Luciano Delgado – Virtuoso EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
UK based duo, Rob Small and Danny Hartley team up on Piston Recordings to deliver the stomping tech house grooves of Stubbed, which comes backed up with three superb remixes from Jacky (UK), Bonetti and Upright. DJ and producer Rob Small is widely known for his engineering and mastering skills within the dance music scene as well as his top quality cuts on various labels. He is no stranger to Piston having released the deep house joint Bad Wednesday in 2011. He has also shown up on the likes of Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks over the years, it’s always an exciting time when he takes to the studio as a producer. Danny Hartley has been into music from a young age focusing on garage house and running his own nights. After a trip to Ibiza with his friends, he turned his attention to deep dirty house and techno which he played out in various clubs around Leeds as well as his own night Fat Jacky’s. These guys are no stranger to each other, in 2014 they worked together on Unspoken Violence for What Happens and in early 2015 they released Squarred Up on Audiophile Deep.
Rob Small & Danny Hartley – Stubbed, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House and Deep House genre pages!
Following Light makes his full Green Martian debut with the superb two tracker – Dell. Ukranian born Kirill Guk has remained a constant force in the progressive house world since 2010 having released on a vast selection of labels. Inmost Records, Balkan Connection and Abstract Space are just a few of the labels mentioned but gives you an idea of the status this guy holds. His music features heavily in sets across the globe and he has worked with some top artists along the way. We last got a glimpse of his talents on remix duty for Samotarev’s Midnight Pinball as well as an appearance on our Afterhour Trax 18 compilation.
Folowing Light – Dell, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!