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Demarkus returns to Piston with the fantastically upbeat dance-your-socks-off I do It Naturally which comes backed up with a great remix from Bonetti. After appearing on Secrets Of The Trade in 2015 Demarkus delighted us with his full debut – Strung On You, soon after. His sound carries a wonderful deep house flavour and it’s no wonder he’s appeared on many top house labels over the years. We’re delighted to see him back and we just know that this one is gonna rock.
Demarkus Lewis – I Do It Naturally, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Matt Holliday returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Godforsaken which features three quality remixes from Rise and Fall, Crocy and metrONomes. A firm favourite at Bonzai, Matt has delivered some fine tunes over the last few years, including his last outing Pipe Dream as well as sublime cuts alongside friend and studio partner Manu Riga. 2016 has proven to be a very busy year so far for Bulgaria based Matt. Several radio shows, DJ gigs and a raft of top notch releases have kept him busy. But it’s his recently released album – Phase Of Life (JOOf Aura) – that was his main focus. A truly forward thinking artist with a lot to offer, we always look forward to his new sounds.
Matt Holliday – Godforsaken, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
The wait is finally over, Cortex Thrill aka Ivo T. Montina returns to his Bonzai home, after 20 years on hiatus, with the retro laced upfront progressive house cut Mitochondria. Ivo launched his Cortex Thrill project in 1993 on Loving Ed Records, but he was soon picked up by the expanding Bonzai Records in 1994 with his debut – Intro. A string of classic hard trance, trance and techno EP’s (Duction, Infiltration and Euphoria) followed – along with a quality remix for Jones & Stephenson’s First Rebirth – and it was during this time that he was joined by studio partner Sven Gleda. In 1995 the guys took a break and returned in 2001 with releases on various labels including the album The First Contact Death Star on Croatian label Dancing Bear. As Sven pursues other projects, Ivo took the decision to revamp Cortex Thrill and the results are simply stunning. Even though it’s been 20 years since his last Bonzai release, he is in tune with the quality sound the label offers today. As if his return isn’t good news enough, Ivo is committed to delivering more of his unique sound in future release, something we very much look forward to. For now though we invite you to Mitochondria and its two superb remixes from Fabian Jakopetz and RBA.
Cortex Thrill – Mitochondria, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust is back with more of his quality tech house grooves on Piston Recordings with Ghetto Hustle. This one follows the fantastic Robots EP which came out in March 2016 and is sure to gain a lot of support just like its predecessor.
Eat Dust – Ghetto Hustle, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
Lex returns to Piston Recordings and this time he joins forces with Esteban De Haro and Kel to deliver the superb Athens EP. DJ, producer, artist, label owner, Alex (Lex) of Athens Greece, represents a way of life that embraces innovation, evolution and communion through sound. His last outing on Piston was alongside Dimi Wilson on Thoughts About It which picked up a lot of support and featured in many charts and playlists. He runs his own labels and has amassed quite an impressive back catalogue, great to see him back for more and hope to see even more in the future.
Lex (Athens) & Esteban De Haro – Three Laws Of Audio, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
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.
Crocy – Valve, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
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 & Gleb Ruben – Amon Ra, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!
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.
Redwaxx – My Ground, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
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.
Alex Bradbury – Spektrum EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
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.
Stan Kolev – All Along EP, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
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.
Jamie Baggotts – Cape Town, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section of the Psy-Trance genre page!
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.
Afterhour Trax 20, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section of the Progressive House genre page!
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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.
Lessovsky – Anytime You Want It EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
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.
Nico Parisi – Attica, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport with a banner in the Progressive House genre page!
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.
Dofamine – For My Love, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!