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Piston Recordings enters into its 9th year in 2016, but this year the big milestone is its 200th release, and to celebrate we’ve notched up 4 top quality tracks and pressed them onto glorious vinyl for your collection, your turntables will thank you for this one. The A-side features label boss Rogerio Martins with his tantalisingly deep and groovy All That I Need alongside Lurob with his wonderfully musical slice Waking Up To The Pacific Ocean. On the flip we have tracks from Accatone with his deep n funky Swing That and a pumping floorfiller from Carlo Caldareri with Wrong. We know how to party over here, come and join us, you will not be disappointed.
Rogerio Martins – All That I Need (Original Mix), out on Piston Recordings in all portals, is included in Beatport’s Biggest Basslines: Deep House chart!
As we are always scouting for producers with talent and a passion for music, we thought it was about time to launch a new remix contest. The winner’s remix will become part of Manu Riga’s new album which is due next summer (with remix contract) and the top 3 will receive a surprise goodie package. Interested? Click the button below to enter the remix contest.
Manu Riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens, not long after this in 2005 he released his first single, “Good Feeling”, this rode high in the Belgium dance chart.
After sending the 2005 track “Tai Chi Girl” to Bonzai Progressive he found his new home. The label recognised the potential & appreciated his approach to music resulting in an artist deal.
Soon after this remixes for Quadran, Art Of Trance, … more were requested including remixes for Blufeld, Planisphere, LoQuai & Crocy to name just a few.
Manu Riga’s style is progressive with a touch of emotional synth & a tribal backdrop, this was evident in his release “Time In Between”. The single “No Matter What” on the same label followed with remixes from Moshic, Kintar and others. To date Manu Riga has an impressive list of releases which saw lots of support from all over the world.
With much more in the pipeline including an artist album, we will be seeing a lot more from Manu Riga very soon!
Aexfly aka Russian DJ and producer Alex Pronikov debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker Frozen Heart. Based in Moscow, young producer Aexfly released his first track – Across Universe – on Electronic Tree in September 2015. Focusing in on progressive house and tech house, this guy is fast becoming a much renowned name on the scene. No doubt we will be seeing much more from him in the future.
Aexfly – Frozen Heart, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Australian producer Audio Noir is back with Progressive Tales 2, the follow up to his Summer 2015 Progressive Tales. This time around we are treated to three top notch progressive cuts that hit the spot. With a distinct New York theme you can rest assured that these will quickly make their way to the top of your playlists.
Audio Noir – Progressive Tales 2, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Piston Recordings’ Secrets Of The Trade continues with its 5th instalment and once again we are treated to a superb display of deep house, tech house and techno. 20 of the finest tracks and remixes come from the likes of danny em, Meels, Limyth, Hermann Dius, Bonetti, Niceteed & FactAlone, Dominic Smith, Ecco, Son Of Gabriela, J.NANDEZ, Tony Monero , JR From Dallas, Tommy Ro, Goodge and many more. Get this one in your collection and watch the floors come alive.
The Secrets Of The Trade 005, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
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After Hour Trax 19 offers up a fresh selection of some of the very best in deep progressive and house vibes. Enhance your personal collection or give your sets a boost from a choice of 20 infectious grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of John 00 Fleming, Manu Riga, Youngen, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Mendexx, Rise and Fall, Luciano Delgado, Mathov, Alexey Lisin, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alex Vidal and Matt Holliday, among others, are on hand to satisfy your thirst for quality sounds and get the weekend moving in the right direction.
Afterhour Trax 19, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
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Piston main man and head honcho Rogerio Martins is remix duty and delivers another fine slice of deepness for our listening pleasure. When this guy isn’t busy sifting demos and managing his label he gets into the studio to delight us with his sounds. Fresh off the back of his debut release on the legendary KMS Records, Rogerio loves nothing more than dishing out deep and groovy vibes and here he does not disappoint. The remix open with a very cool bassy kick drum and a super crispy hat with subtle percussions bringing up the rear. No time is wasted and soon the beautifully warm bass envelopes the sound while equally warm pads create a deep atmosphere. The track takes a short break where we are introduced to the star of the show, a fantastic piano chord that just oozes coolness and sophistication. The piano is so understated that it quite simply dominates the groove to perfection. Sprinklings of that smooth vocal litter the track making this a track you do not want to miss.
Pavlin Petrov is back at Bonzai Progressive with the superb Resistance. This one comes after he dished out the goods on remix duty for Crocy’s – Mind, back towards the end of 2015. His BP debut – Feeling Alive certainly turned a few heads and we’ve no doubt that this one will follow suit.
Pavlin Petrov – Resistance, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
JoC H aka Bolivian DJ and producer Jose Henry debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker – Never Give Up. With a hugely impressive back catalogue on top labels this guy has one thing on his mind, to transmit his energy into everything he does creating an exciting and amazing experience to his listeners. We think you’ll agree that this debut does just that.
JoC H – Never Give Up, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Having made his first appearance on Piston back towards the end of 2015 on The Secrets Of The Trade 004, Demarkus Lewis makes his full debut with the superb three tracker – Strung On You. A powerhouse in the electronic music world, this guy has been churning out quality vibes for over 15 years. He is well known for taking things deep, way deep, while maintaining an energy level that keeps floors busy. His sounds have graced many labels over the years, Nervous Records, Slip N Slide, Black Vinyl, Kingtstreet Soundz and Guesthouse Music are just a few of the labels to mention. He also owns the successful Grin Music where he showcases only the finest grooves. Considered a legend in the underground scene, we are delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Demarkus Lewis – Strung On You, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!
Having provided quality cuts for our Afterhour Trax compilations, Hungarian DJ and producer Reis Robert aka Robert R. Hardy and D.M.P shows up on remix duty and gives us a taste of his own progressive sound. Over the last couple of years this guy has brought some quality vibes to various labels including Mistique Music, Suffused Music and Clinique Recordings to name just a few and no doubt we’ll be seeing much more from this talented artist. The remix sets off with a cool upbeat kinda vibe a chunky kicks are met with a tight drum arrangement that dishes out a tribal rhythm to get the dancing feet moving towards the floor. A deep, lush bassline comes through as sweeping synths float across the sound and we find ourselves getting locked on for the ride. On the break we get treated to a beautifully surreal sequence before we are slammed back into full on mode. One to watch here, a definite must for any prog set.
Christopher HErmann – Emerald Queen (Robert R. Hardy Remix), out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is charted by Beatport in this week’s Must Hear Progressive House chart!
Phi Phi is back and once again he delivers a solid slice of progressive, this time in the form of the outstanding – Breaking Danger. This guy has been churning out quality vibes since the mid 80’s with projects like Dobel You, Honey C, The Gaps, Extreme Trax and the famous Quadran, most of which he produced alongside the late great Philippe Van Mullem. Over these years Phi Phi’s attention was mainly on progressive and trance, and he still leans in that direction to this day. He has had countless residencies and club and festival appearances and is regarded with legendary status amongst his peers.
Phi Phi – Breaking Danger, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Christopher Hermann returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Emerald Queen which features the original and a top notch remix from Robert R Hardy. It’s been just over a year since we last saw Christopher when he debuted with the very well received Point G. He did show up on various compilations in the meantime though. Great to see him back and we hope to hear more from him in the coming months.
Christopher Hermann – Emerald Queen, out this week on Bonzai Progressive, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!
Marco Madia is back at Piston with this superb three tracker entitled Exos Lusius EP. His last outing was back in April 2015 with Sugar Lift EP and no doubt he’ll be cranking up the deep grooves once more on this newest slice.
Marco Madia – Exos Lucius EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!