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5 YEARS OF PISTON RECORDINGS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

 

5 Years Of Piston Recordings celebrates Piston’s fifth year in the dance music scene with two dj mixes from the label’s most known faces, Rogerio Martins + Accatone and Piek.

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 22 – 2012

EPISODE 179: Blufeld – All My Life (Green Martian)

For Blufeld electronic music is the pulse of life. Evocative of all genres, yet guided by a set of dynamics and instrumentation very much of its own unique identity, it breathes a type of emotion to a degree that can only be reached via the imaginative use of synthesizer and drum.

Blufeld has been captivated and completely mesmerized into a 3 dimensional world of sound, and endeavours to maximize all levels of the sonic and emotional spectrum so as to reach and tug at the heartstrings of people who love electronic music.

Blufeld is a craftsman with a deep sense of care and love for the output and quality of his productions; a producer who works solo to use sound and imagination to output everything thats inside his heart and mind to create some of the most complex and deepest emotive tracks in progressive trance music.

Blufeld is becoming ever increasingly recognised for his luscious progressive trance sounds, with key releases and remixes signed to labels such as ‘Bonzai’ & ‘Green Martian’ and also including his own label imprint ‘Actuate Recordings’.

With more tracks set for release during the course of 2011, the future will prove to be very exciting for Blufeld……

EPISODE 180: Project KF – Hold Me Up, I’m Burning (Bonzai Basiks)

From the young age he has been inspired by different musical cultures: the Middle Eastern, Western European and European. Being addicted to genres like: House, Techno, Breaks and Trance he decided to write his own music.

In 1998 he made his first track. Between the years 1998-2003 he is working under different aliases in different genres, mostly in Trance and PsyChill.

In 2004 he is starting to study Sound Engineering at Yoav Gera Sound School. After finishing of sound studies in 2006, he tries himself in the sound industry as: Boom Man, Post Production, PA and Junior Soundman.

After being enough in the music industry, he is starting to write Techno and Minimal Techno. The inspiration to Techno music came from underground movements in Tel Aviv city at those days. The genre switch provides him great exposure and his promo was charted in Top 10 side by side with promos by Anthony Papa, Umek, Davis & May…

In 2008, together with his friend Alex, he is establishing AK Tek Records, for Techno and Progressive House music. The label got a huge support after making various gigs and events. Being inspired by AK Tek Records music, he came back for roots and began to write Tech House music. For few years he was signed by different labels, but recently he is releasing music mostly on his own label and on Bonzai.

Today Konstantin is working with many different people on various projects, from Techno and Deep House to Chillout and Soulful House. After such way he has grew up to strong artist that proudly represents himself, his label and his artists family.

EPISODE 181: Luis Bravo – Today (Monog Records)

Today is the new EP from Luis Bravo to be out on Monog Records!

Deep, evolving and with a very hypnotic atmosphere are the guide lines to the original track.

Luis Bravo is an Azorean producer who have been developing a very unique and solid work on the past few years and now it’s time to show his talent at Monog Records!

The B side is the funky side, with an incredible and addictive remix from our well known Middle Rhythm.

EPISODE 182: Loquai – We Love The Night (Bonzai Progressive)

Carpenter by day and producer by night. The name will LoQuai remain on the lips of underground DJs and producers around the world.

Konstantin Alt was born on September 7th, 1981 in Bel’bulak, Kazakhstan. Since childhood Konstantin has had a growing interest in percussions and the accordion. His first contact with electronic music occurred while watching MTV finding himself fascinated by the sounds and the possibilities they proposed. At the age of eight he immigrated to Germany with his family and has lived in a village there ever since.

His early musical career started in 1998 when he purchased his first electronic instruments parallel to starting his apprenticeship as a carpenter. This was the beginning of a new era in his life. From here Konstantin began working intensively in music production, weaving in all styles of electronic music including psychedelic, ambient, trance, break beats, and drum & bass. The combination of these styles has made him a producer of progressive house.

With the revolution of the Internet, Konstantin had the opportunity to start his professional career on the UPTRAX website, where his music began to continuously hit the Top 20 list. At this time he also began playing live gigs at Sunshine, Germany. Konstantin returned part time to school, but this time to the SAE School in Frankfurt to study audio production. He graduated in 6 months gaining certification as an EMP (Electronic Music Producer). From here his career skyrocketed with many offers coming in from labels such as Ultimate House Records where in 2005 he released his first official single under the name LoQuai. During these years he worked on many remixes for a variety of labels, which really helped propel his musical career. In 2006, Mystique Music Records, a new label in underground music, approached him and there he finally found a label where he could grow fundamentally as a producer. From 2009-2010 Konstantin was featured on pure.fm radio through his successful show Unison. In the last year he worked on many remixes and original tracks for many major labels including Mystique Music Records, Jetlag Digital, Baroque Rec., Indigo Rec. and many more.

EPISODE 183: Jimmy Galle – Illusion (Eyepatch Recordings)

Jimmy is born on August 17th in Luik aka Liege in Belgium. As his parents were boatmen he had to attend boarding school from the age of 6 onwards. To overcome the loneliness of boarding school his parents bought him a walkman. That event literally plugged him in in music!
He listened a lot to music via tapes and the radio and developed a health preference house music.
After a long period of nagging and begging his parents he finally got the best birthday present ever on his 15th birthday: a music mixer and double deck cd player. Every free second of his time went into his devotion to music.
2 years later Jimmy got the chance to prove himself at a cool club in Antwerp: Het Eilandje.
Success was immediate: he got his first residency!

Not long before he got interested in making his own music. With his savings Jimmy bought his first PC with a sound card and a Korg keyboard. After a few years he discovered his own sound and at the beginning of 2004 he released his first record: Jim-Y – Digital Trumpets. In the meantime he was working on a project with his best friend Ruly. Jimmy had finished a new demo for which he had the perfect voice in mind and boldly he sent it over under the project name R & Y to his favorite vocalist and singer. And guess what! Only 2 weeks later he got contacted by Jan Johnston. Jan had already written the lyrics and called for a date to do the recordings for this song, that is how R&Y Meets Jan Johnston – Its Cold Outside was born.
This single was released in 2007 with remixes from Filterheadz and Sied van Riel.
In 2008 Morning On The Terrace got released on the label Bonzai Fiesta.
At the end of 2008, Ruly decided to stop with the project, and that was when Jim-Y changed into Jimmy Galle. Jimmys sound was different as a solo dj/producer. After this period different productions and remixes appeared on different labels.

Jimmy has plaid and is still playing in many known Clubs and on many events such as: Noxx, La Rocca, Cafe D’ Anvers, Industria, Chakra Party, The Factory, Lazurra, Petrol, De Rodenburg (NL), TranccSession, Playboy Deluxe, De Cinema, Space, Wicked, BBC, De Kaai, Red & Blue, Turbulance….

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:

Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren

EPISODE 184: Daniel Ray – Touch (Eyepatch Recordings)

Daniel Ray van Zyl aka Placid Larry has been DJing since 1999. Beginning his career in his native South Africa, Daniel has held residencies in Jo’Burg — better known as Johannesburg — and in Tshwane — better known as Pretoria — before setting his sights on the UK club scene, where he held residencies in London, Brixton and Southampton.

After a brief stint home, he moved to Bahrain where he has held a residency in premier restaurant and lounge “Zoe” for the past two and a half years.

For the past five years, Daniel has been honing his skills as a producer. His unique chilled house and down tempo electronica and chill out sound has seen his tracks being released on the renowned Lemon Grass Music label. Daniel continues to produce deep melodic soundscapes filled with thought and emotion, stemming straight from his heart.

Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:

Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren, etc…

EPISODE 185: Accatone – Your Smile (Piston Recordings)

Accatone, long time label collaborator and exclusive artist, presents us a single with tracks taken from his debut artist album – Steady Pace – out on Piston Recordings.On top of that we invited Alex Flatner (Poker Flat, Get Physical, Circle Music) and Ramboiage (Sccucci Manucci) for two top notch remixes.

Quality Deep House release!

EPISODE 186: Fushe – Saxphoria (Bonzai Elemental)

New Bonzai Elemental release from Fushe. The release comes with two original tracks, Saxphoria and Pheromone.

EPISODE 187: Manu Riga – No Matter What (Bonzai Progressive)

Manu riga was formed in 2004 by Adriaan Baussens and Sven van Hove.Soon they released their first vinyl on Okina Music.Good feeling and a remix by Drkucho was hitting the belgium dance charts on the 22th spot in 2005. Sadly distribution wasn’t catching up with the demand.After this dissapointment Manu Riga didn’t really felt home. Creativity had no freedom.

After a break of two years, Sven & Adriaan gave Manu Riga a second chance but this time they promised they only would follow their heart and do what they like to do.

After sending the 2005 track Tai chi girl to Bonzai Musicthey found that home.Bonzai appreciated and loved the different approach of Manu Riga.Manu Riga signed an artist deal with Bonzai Music in 2010 a remix for Quadran and George V followed soon.

Time in Between is the first which is typical for their style. Progressive with a touch of Tribal and emotional synth.
Bonzai progressive means coming home for Manu Riga.

EPISODE 188: Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior – Homegrown (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Unfolding his double side of both DJ and producer, Ignacio Demarias path draws along the electronic music map a rising line that goes beyond its limits to burst into the international circle. His career, based on talent and hard work, led him both to share the decks with figures of the importance of Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, Eric Morillo, Axwell and Sandra Collins to name a few. Precisely, one of the reasons why his name stands out in the vernacular scene is the combining with equal success his work in the booth and in the studio.

Since his beginnings as a professional DJ, Ignacio covered the big club circuit of Los Angeles creating an interesting sound exploration. Taking characters of the rank of Sebastian Ingrosso or Steve Angello as referents, he evolved artistically through the years at the pace of the musical trends and new styles coming from the UK, adapting and incorporating them.

 

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EYEPATCHED – VOLUME 2 VINYL PRE-SALE

Eyepatched – Volume 2 is now available for pre-sale on Decks.com

After the warm welcome on the first Eyepatched sampler we prepared another excellent pack including original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Dimitry Liss, Jimmy Galle and Victor Maximiliano.

 

 

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ACCATONE – YOUR SMILE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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ACCATONE – STEADY PACE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

 

Support from: DJ Sneak, Pawas, Toni Rios, David Labeij, Clive Henry, Benoit C, UGLH, Russ Gabriel, Kisk, Mirco Violi, Sasch BBC, Mihai Popoviciu, Slam, Inkfish, Severino Panzetta, Franco Bianco, Simina Grigoriu, Sossa, etc …

Steady Pace is Accatone’s debut album, a personal journey and view on house music, what it means, what it stands for and what it should be about, in a steady pace, like the title suggests.

The writing process was long, but the outcome is stunning and comes in a very subtle and elegant way.

Steady Pace is a bold statement in the deep house contemporary scene, with tracks ranging from chilled out breaks, to slow-mo nu-disco, passing by deep house hypnotic beats and ending in trippy house experiments.

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ACCATONE – YOUR SMILE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

 

Accatone, long time label collaborator and exclusive artist, presents us a single with tracks taken out of his forthcoming debut artist album – Steady Pace – to be out in Piston Recordings this summer. On top of that we invited Alex Flatner (Poker Flat, Get Physical, Circle Music) and Ramboiage (Sccucci Manucci) for two top notch remixes. Quality Deep House release!

Early support list: DJ Sneak, Pawas, David Labeij, Clive Henry, Russ Gabriel, Kisk, Mirco Violi, Sasch BBC, Mihai Popoviciu, Slam, Inkfish, Severino Panzetta, Sossa, etc…!

At the moment available exclusively on vinyl at Decks.de

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BALTJ_MORE – UNA PREGUNTA EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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DEEP WORX #3 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

Third installment of the Deep Worx series comes with original tracks and remixes from Accatone, Brett Lawrence, Valeria Croft, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Wonji, Sound Profession, Daniele Kama, Charles Ramirez, Gr-oy, Frank Sebastian, Project KF, Ecco, Sa.Du, Ittai Barkai, Solartoff, Ehsan Zadegan, Daniel Ray, Victor Maximiliano, Kosmorama, KAGO DO, Koalips, and BeatBlenderz.

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BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 10 – 2012

EPISODE 137: Nu Fjord feat. Belle – Forget (Green Martian)

Nu Fjord is an electronic music producer best known for his melodic and passionate electronic music. Having produced his first track at the age of 15, he already has almost a decade of experience even though he is still a young producer at the age of 24.

Nu Fjord is best known for his track “Ana’s Tone” which was released in 2010, an exciting track that blends different kinds of electronic music genres.

Nu Fjord is now collaborating with other artists, in particular his latest collaboration with vocalist Belle ( From Sidekick saves hero! & Golden Hour) is set to be released on Green Martian records.

EPISODE 138: Eric Kanzler – Fog Horn EP (Bonzai Basiks)

Erik Kanzler has significantly gained importance as producer and DJ over the past few years.

In 1999 he made is first experiences as a DJ, a producer and a party-organizer and worked hard on his carrier in each of these aspects. But it was not until 2010 that Digital Records published unexpectedly his very first release Starcake. It was followed by two more releases. In Spring 2011 he released the About Be EP under his alter ego Kanzler and Wischnewski on the label Keymono Music which was at the same time his first Vinyl release. Soon after that release after release followed on labels such as Karateklub Records who published his Flatrunner EP, Ostfunk Records from Berlin and Etiketa Records from Croatia.

His alter ego, which is actually a merger, Kanzler and Wischnewski was founded in 2010. In his music he combines layers of dry and well-structured sounds together with house grooves and dubby bass, jazz trumpets and oriental sounds and adds a touch of minimalistic to take the crowd beyond the main-floor experience.
People from the press described his sound as Fresh and an Exploration Of The Abstract and Minimal New Chicago Sound.

Eric Kanzlers live act are extravagant and not for the average audience. A look hat the upcoming booking dates shows that with his gigs he reaches much further than Berlin and he is said to be the most interesting newcomer act around.

EPISODE 139: Oz Romita – Sputnik (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

Oz Romita is known for his fresh and energetic style. Over the years he developed a very wide and various taste for dance music, thanks to his residencies in clubs. All records he spins are selected with great care, to create a powerful set. His capacity of mixing ranges from tribal and uplifting beats, to tech house, minimal and techno. He knows how to handle the crowd with everything he has got and he defo knows how to keep people dancing.

Oz Romita, born in Izmir, Turkey and raised in Amsterdam, has been working and rocking the scene since 1997. Worldwide he played in clubs and parties such as, Club Panama, Club Ministry, Bliss Deluxe, In Bed with Space (Amsterdam), Circo Loco (Antwerp), Café d’Anvers, La Rocca, Noxx, Hali Karnas, Scene, Infinity Festival, Suppercub Cruise, Luxurush, Heineken Music Hall, Mysteryland, Marcanti, Club Home, Lexion, Full Moon Parties (Thailand), Santa Fe, Green Mango,
Le Ranch, Club Cinco and many others.

Oz Romita’s sets are played on worldwide radio stations: Ibiza Global Radio, Bass Lover, Ramp Radio, Deep FM, Decibel, 365LiveRadio on 365MAG, Deep & Loud on Homses.net

Through the years he has spinned with many great DJs, such as: Funkerman, Koen Groeneveld, Desyn Masillio, Patch Park, Lucien Foort, Carl Cox, D. Ramirez, Sossa (Circo Loco), Jose de Divina (Circo Loco), John Digweed,
Chris Lake, Sin Plomo (In Bed With Space), Dr. Kucho, Hardsoul (Roog), Erick E, Laidback Luke, Shinedoe, Kabale und Liebe, 16bit Lolita’s and many more.

EPISODE 140: Patrik Prelovsky – MiniJazz (Eyepatch Recordings)

Born in Czech Republic in 1983.
I started to play vinyls in 2001 age 17.

At that time I was focusing mainly on techno following guys like Carola, Liebing, Kanzyani, Umek.
Every beginning is hard but with patience and a lot of hard work I am now in the position of playing around the brightest clubs and venues in the Czech Republic

I was actively involved in a tour sponsored by Sony Ericsson that promoting a DJ school this way I was able to play on the most famous festivals happening in the Czech Republic (Hard House, Summer Of Love, Rock For People, Hip Hop Camp)

Ever since software solutions have made their entrance into every DJs Studio I also thought of making my own music seen the situation of the market where the demand for classic DJs is decreasing.

After some trial and error I finally landed the right track which got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.

EPISODE 141: Accatone – La Musique (Piston Recordings)

Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, he went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all kind of world, funk and folk, dub and reggae, soul and all kinds of music really.

At the age of 15 he had dj’s and performers as friends and his contact with the after-hours scene in Lisbon started at the early age of 16, making his personal heroes DJ’s like Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Plastikman, Green Velvet, The Orb, Larry Levan, Luke Slater, Underworld, Derrick Carter, and many more.

He started his musician career in 1998 as a percussionist playing all over Portugal as a freelancer and as a member of many bands like the folk band Dazkarieh in 2002, and the chill out project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chill out and deep house and playing as a DJ at most of the trance and techno open air party’s and clubs all over Portugal having his debut abroad in 2009 in Belgrade Serbia at the Namaste Club.

It is only in 2008 after he graduates from the National Conservatory of Cinema, in the Sound Department, that he begins to embrace the production of house and techno at a full range. He pursuits for different and more accurate deep and groovy house tunes working as a DJ, Producer/Remixer and sound recordist and closely involved with Piston Recordings ran by his long time friend Rogério Martins.

Alex Flatner: 9 / 10 “Great release from Accatone…my fav. is Future Us! he is def. one of the Artist to watch out! full support”
Andy Baxter: 7 / 10 “Really Feeling Future Us and Tubing”
Danny Tenaglia: 9 / 10 “thanks!!!!”
David Labeij: 8 / 10″can’t pick my fav here!!! top tunes!! thanx”
Olderic: 8 / 10 “super ep!! will support for sure! Thanks”
Sasch BBC: 8 / 10 “tubing is nice!”
Slam (Orde): 7 / 10 “will spin thanx guys”
Stacey Pullen: 6 / 10 “beautiful stuff”

 

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PISTON RECORDINGS LABEL NIGHT #2 @ MUSICBOX LISBON

Piston Recordings Label Night #2 @ Musicbox Lisbon

Lineup:

Ruca & Jonski
Accatone
Rogério Martins

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