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MOVIMENTO PERPETUO – SATURDAY 3rd OF MARCH 2012

 

Piston Recordings in a joint venture with a collective of friends and music lovers (Movimento Perpétuo) set up a All-Day free event along with the town hall of Setúbal – Portugal, where the label is based.

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2 March 2012 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 08 – 2012

EPISODE 127: Vasco – Vasco EP (Piston Recordings)

Debut release from Vasco, with a self-titled EP featuring three original tracks, in a deep and tech fashion.

Vasco is a new moniker/project of José Reis, most know as Accatone, where he explores a more electronic and raw sound, the antithesis of his organic and smooth influences from previous works.

Music to warm your soul this winter.

Early support list:

Laurent Garnier – really like this a lot — will play of course 7/10
Patrick Zigon – great ep! 8/10
Francesco Grant – Oh cool! Great job! 9/10
Severino Panzetta – The right reason is my fav Say goodbye is pretty nice too 8/10
Sasch BBC – nice! the right reason for me! 8/10
Danny Tenaglia – thanks!!! 9/10
Alexi Delano – Nice!! 7/10

EPISODE 128: 06R – Air (Green Martian)

New release in Green Martian, from 06R. The release comes with two tracks, Original mix and 4 On The Floor Mix.

EPISODE 129: Oz Romita – Idiots EP (Sounds R Us 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 130: Various Artists – Eyepatched – Volume 1 (Eyepatch Recordings)

Eyepatched – Volume 1 is the first vinyl release on the deep house label Eyepatch Recordings which was launched a little over 1 year ago. Eyepatch has gained a lot of traction since it’s launch and is now supported by DJ’s such as Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, Joy Kitikonti, Nick Warren, Airwave, … The EP includes 4 especially crafted tracks by new generation artists Accatone, Ittai Barkai, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi and Victor Maximiliano. The first track on this release by Accatone is a vinyl exclusive track.

EPISODE 131: Sa.Du – Let Your Funk EP (Bonzai Basiks)

Thanos Dimitriou aka Sa.Du was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece. Got into Techno and Trance music in his early teens. He started playing music in 1994 making his debut at a local station. He made parties with some friends in clubs, industries and not only, with some big Greek guests like Mike Dee, Verros, Johnny sin and many others, until 2002.
In 2004 he came back as a dj and played in many clubs on the Greek islands.
In 2008 Sa.Du started producing techno music and made three E.Ps the Sa.Du E.P, the Kyklos E.P and the Time A Part Of Life E.P
In 2009 Sa.Du changed his music style into deep techno and minimal. He send a track to the team from Bonzai Progressive and the first E.P was released with the name Sa.Du, which opened a new page with fresh and deep sounds. Two more E.Ps followed the DREAM E.P and the MACHINE AND A MAN E.P.
2010 sees the release of his track Lost In Deep, a deep feeling track with some progressive touch and trip sounds, with some special remixes.
Today Sa.Du is collaborating with the famous Greek dj of Techno, Mikee and in 2011 we will see them together making fresh beats and parties.

-Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul- Sa.Du

EPISODE 132: Twins In Mind – Sad In Joy (Bonzai Elemental)

Twins in Mind is a new project inspired and created by three musicians who live in three different countries (Belgium, Greece and Canada).

The project name refers to their strong bond, which they describe as being brothers in heart and mind.

This bond and also their passion for music and especially Twins In Mind grew stronger and stronger, despite the obvious distance among them.

All three were inspired by the infamous musical project Enigma from Michael Cretu, so they decided to put their hands together to create this project which soon developed its own, new distinctive sound, fresh and deep enough to touch many souls in the world, no matter what continent, religion or age.

Skeptical? Take a listen and join the fantastic world of Twins In Mind with their first release and album Sad In Joy.

A mystical 51 minute chill out journey through 12 tracks spiced up with 5 bonus remixes by Cammiloo and an exclusive 48 minute continuous chill out mix from all album tracks.

EPISODE 133: BeatBlenderz – Fiesta Picante (Eyepatch Recordings)

What do You get when You put two highly talented Dj’s together. DJ Alexis Pattersun with his pure and groovy musical choice and DJ Zohm and his 3 decades of own developing turntable techniques and a wide range of music experiences. Meanwhile those “wheels of steel freaks” deliver more rhythmical extra’s than You ever absorbed before, and this without the loss or forgetting the warmness and originallity that electronic music can express.

They are known for building more than just a regular party, every night is another story, a souvenir , a sound and loop collage of the finest. Some DJ’s fear them, cause of their provocative “mind blasting” spinning. Others love them cause of their original approxiative way of serving music to a dancing crowd. Sometimes with a slice of self made samples or film-text-anecdotes, sometimes with crazy sounds or test-records, the sky has no limits.

Or better, Mothers… lock up Your daughters…The Beatblenderz are among us

 

24 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

EYEPATCHED – VOLUME 1 (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)

 

As from today you can order at decks.de the first Eyepatch vinyl.

The sampler comes with four original tracks from Accatone, Ittai Barkai, Dimitri Liss & Naswari and Victor Maximiliano.

 

 

ACCATONE:

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, Daftpunk, 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 chillout project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chillout 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.

ITTAI BARKAI:

Fast rewind a few years back and you’ll find Ittai gently leaning towards a turntable, headphones on, listening to music. May it be African chorals, early techno or the Beatles, it all lay side by side on the long & endless shelves of musical ideas.

Years have passed and the magic is cautiously blended into know how – Amplifiers and compressors, Drum arrangements and notes, Cutoffs and wavetables all put together side by side to reproduce and recur similar musical ideas.

After producing music for the World Wildlife Foundation and other soundtrack projects, Ittai is lately focused on producing simple yet aesthetic electronic tracks well aimed at both home listeners and club DJ’s.

Example tracks can be found on different labels (Banshee worx, Planet BEN & Tactical Nuke Records for instance) or played by Ittai and other DJ’s at different venues.

DIMITRY LISS:

From an early age Dimitry had an aptitude for music. Being a piano student he attended various local competitions in his native town, making sure he practiced long hours before each one at home. When he realized being a professional piano player wasn’t his calling, he walked away with considerable knowledge and experience in music and its theory. He tried a lot of musical instruments and was about to settle for rhythm guitar when his thirst for electronic dance music started to develop.

Somewhere deep in the heart of Russia, a lot of influence arose from the cold and moody surroundings he was subjected to in the urban city. He dived deeper into the unknown world of synthesis and sampling. This is where it all started, sleepless nights and lone days with books and computer screens. Producing, practicing and perfecting his craft.

Year 2002 brought dramatic changes to his rather rehearsed and already aggravating routine, when he moved to Dubai. Experience in a new city added to his aural perception. He grew as a music producer gaining knowledge and skill in this fresh and exciting multi-cultural environment where music, culture and technology coincide hand in hand. While on the path to musical growth, Dimitry stumbled upon a few others that shared his vision for a good groove. Two of these key influences are Costas Papa and Abood Nasrawi. Together they try to explore and push creative boundaries.

Dimitry Liss supports electronic music to this day, he is heavily involved with Dimitry Liss and Costas Papa duo project and his own work as a producer and a DJ, crafting brand new tech, deep and minimal house tracks for your enjoyment.

NASRAWI:

Producer, Dj, Lecturer…these are all words that would pretty much sum up Nasrawi, to both friends and fans alike.
With a career in audio engineering under his belt, he is at the very forefront of his game and we truly believe, he’s only just getting started!

His sets are crafted out of music that represent great productions…a true Producer’s DJ, his selection of music and his manipulation of it, is what is fast becoming his most noted quality.

The one thing that stands out is his ability to play to an intimate room or a thumping arena with equal respect.Nasrawi has also played various venues from Brisbane to Dubai, having opened for acts like Jimpster, Alexkid, Lele Sachi and Jozif. On the production side of things, Nasrawi seems to have taken the gloves off as he prepares to release a series of tracks on One28 Recordings, Love International, Eyepatch Recordings and Entrainment Dubai, sealing his commitment to both, playing cutting edge house music and producing a deeper, darker yet bouncy sound, that is nothing short of genius!

In the recent past, he has co-founded the hugely successful House Arrest and Under The Radar club brands through which he has helped push an impressive local underground scene with a roster of internationals that are likely to seal his taste in a niche club sound.
The maturity in his approach makes him a poster boy of the underground scene and we can only be excited about having him push his brand of club culture, here in Dubai!

VICTOR MAXIMILIANO:

Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands. 
His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam. 
Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds 
on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808. 
In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations. 
Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s. 
It was until 2009 he created his own unique deep sound and made his first digital releases for different record labels and is now signed to Eyepatch Recordings for a second EP after the first EP Peppers and Onions.

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PISTON RECORDINGS LABEL NIGHT @ MUSICBOX LISBON

Piston Recordings Label Night @ Musicbox

Accatone – Steady Pace (Artist Album / Pre-Release Party)

Lineup:

Accatone
Vitor Silveira aka Ramboiage
Rogério Martins
Nzagi

 

9 February 2012 UPDATES Read more

IBIZA HOUSE DOCTOR #2 (HOWZ CHOONZ)

 

 

Ibiza House Doctor #2 compilation with original tracks and remixes from Daniele Kama, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi, Joal, Adrian C & Dubsons, Lucio Grandi, Carl Price, Oz Romita, Soundmodul & Moffous, Accatone, Simone Girau, Filipa Rebelo, Ed Lee, Luciano Nieto, DJ Groovy, Brett Lawrence, Del Horno, Project KF, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Jasper Jinx, Daily Dose, Ecco, The French Connection and Santon.

18 January 2012 FEATURED Read more

EYEPATCHED – VOLUME 1 – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE

As from today you can pre-order at decks.de the first Eyepatch Vinyl to come out in 2012.

The sampler comes with four original tracks from Accatone, Ittai Barkai, Dimitri Liss & Naswari and Victor Maximiliano.

 

23 December 2011 UPDATES Read more

BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2011 (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

 

End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Piston Recordings in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Rob Small, Mute:, Accatone, Efron, Brett Lawrence, Charles Ramirez, Piek, Tish, Villa Gombao Inc., Daniele Kama, Adrian C, Lights Elektronica, Thinaik, Valeria Croft and Rodrigo Soria.

Piston Recordings was born in 2007 out of the hands of Rogério Martins, Managing Director, A&R and Artist, to fill the void in Portugal’s independent dance music labels dedicated to young and fresh new talent.

In Piston Recordings it’s not all about the music. It’s also about growing and nurturing a family of artists with their music and establishing strong bonds with them. Does not matter if its Deep House, Techno, Chillout or whatever you want to call it, to us what matters is the people behind it.

Today Piston continues to deliver it’s promise and is always looking out for new and uprising talent who need a solid platform to release their music!

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EYEPATCH RECORDINGS – EYEPATCHED – VOLUME 1

In 2012 we are going back to physical releases and we start off with Eyepatch Recordings. The first release with be Eyepatched – Volume 1, a four track sampler featuring original tracks from Accatone, Ittai Barkai, Dimitry Liss & Nasrawi and Victor Victor Maximiliano.

More info on the release date and availability soon…

19 December 2011 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 48

EPISODE 90: Gr-oy – Red Light (Eyepatch Recordings)

Gregory Calay aka Gr-oy, born in Belgium and partly raised in Germany, is motivated by music and greatly interested in computer programs. No wonder then that he quickly decided to put these two things together and electronic music became his real passion. In early 2000s Gregory started producing electronic music using Reason and Fruity Loops but then life intervened.

After a very long break, he seriously restarted his own productions in 2009 and this time using Ableton Live, VSTs, Plug-ins and many others. His style can be defined as a mix between deep techno/house and dark down tempo. As his major influences he lists artists and labels such as Thinner, Basic Channel, Swayzak, Ellen Allien, Sascha Funke, Luke Vibert, Kompakt, Dessous Recordings, Warp, Massive Attack…
2010/11 have been good years for Gr-oy as his productions and remixes have been released on Indigo Records, Incense Records, RBL Records, Aenaria Recordings, Kosmo Netlabel, Groovecaffe Netlabel, Melodica Netlabel, Dark Vibe Productions, Scander Records, Eyepatch Recordings.

His new release for Eyepatch Recordings comes with two original tracks, Red Light and Spacewalk plus 2 remixes from Frank Sebastian and Confusion Concepts.

EPISODE 91: Accatone – The Bass Quest (Piston Recordings)

Finally Accatone is back to Piston Recordings with a new release!
Bass Quest EP proves once more the talent of this artist when it comes to making smoking hot tunes.
The Bass Quest, In My Head and Jack Is My Cat are the three tracks in this package that slowly starts making ground for the upcoming debut artist album from Accatone to be out in 2012…

DJ Sneak: Jack Is My Cat is pretty cool, ill test it. thanks
Lee Curtis: decent, thanks
Laurent Garnier: realy like your CAT —
Olderic: Jack Is My Cat is cool for me… will try it
Alex Flatner: One of my fav label’s at the moment is again releasing a stunning release from Accatone…In My Head and Jack Is My Cat, will def. play and support !!
Fish Go Deep: Bass Quest is cool – deep and warm and very groovy! Will be playing.
Florian Mendel: I like all tracks of this EP – well done!
Slam: cool EP – will try out thanx
Severino Panzetta: Jack is my cat is awesome

EPISODE 92: Wonji – So Good Inside (Eyepatch Recordings)

Wonji (Juan Gonzalez) born in Brooklyn, New York 1972 is one of four sons in a family of musicians who started his music career playing the trumpet in jr. high band. With these early skills in music he soon started playing other instruments including, guitars, drums, most brass instruments and soon after at the age of 14 discovered turntables. Hip Hop was one of his biggest infuences at that time and encouraged him to think of creative ways to hear and play sounds from the tables. Soon after he started playing private parties, events and such.But there seemed to be something missing…..

At the age of 17 he decided to move to South Florida, Miami and this is where he was introduced to “The House Sound”. With a past in latin music, disco and R&B, Wonji decided to twist and meld these sounds together in his live sets which led him to move to his next step: Producing.

By 1999 House music had evolved so much with many new and updated sounds Wonji could not resist getting involved in production.
“Musical instruments changed so the music changed, the scenes changed so I had to try and keep up with all the new styles”, says Wonji.
Fascinated by the past music and sounds of The Hunger, Front 242, and later DJs like John Digweed, Timo Mass and so on, it was only a matter of time till he started producing his own work.

With an ever evolving sound, Wonji will for sure be around in the music scene for a while. Never passing up new musical possibilities and changing the way music is to be played.
Wonji says about himself: “Making people move and groove, thats all I want to do.”

EPISODE 93: Solarsoul – Heart & Soul Of The Earth (Bonzai Elemental)

Solarsoul’s new Album Heart & Soul Of The Earth out in Bonzai Elemental.
Solarsoul (Real name Igor Shalin) was born in November 29, 1980 in Moscow suburbs. Since 2008 he has been broadcasting his own show wich now has a fulltime residence in DI.FM.

EPISODE 94: Markus Ilgner – Time Bandits (Bonzai Basiks)

Markus had only 1 reason to start producing music: LOVE FOR MUSIC
After a couple of years producing quietly in his little studio Markus got the attention of nobody less than Jens Lissat himself who asked him to remix some of his productions. Under the alias TACHIONES Markus released some remixes on labels like Toolroom, Perctraxx and others.
Not much later Markus bumped into an old friend: Timo Manson who offered Markus to release is first very own EP which was released on MusicCity Rec. Soon after that Markus music could be found on the label Audiodevot.
After that things happened very fast. His following album with the title Antitoxin reached the top 30 on Beatport. Almost at the same moment he released his album Etektronic Rush under the disguise The Sons Of Mr Miygai. With all these tremendous releases it was no wonder that Markus suddenly got to play in many events as solo artist as well as under the project Sons Of Mr Miygai. He performed on Ruhr In Love in Oberhausen and in Clubs like Toy in Stuttgart and at Houskeeper. After many successful productions Markus ultimate dream came true: a release on one of the legendary Bonzai labels which pushed him onto a new level of production quality.
Markus does not like to be categorized and tagged but rather prefers to surprise music-lovers and fans with a brand new sound experience with each release. He loves to blend new sounds and technology with his love for the sound of long past days.
Markus makes music for the single listener and not for the masses!

EPISODE 95: Tish – Square Mind (Piston Recordings)

New release from Tish. With previous releases on Noir Music, Witty Tunes, Neurotraxx Gold, Bla Bla and other labels, Tish is one of the best and most talented girls in the industry.The release features two original tracks, Square Mind and Couple More, plus two additional remixes from Adrian C and Accatone.

 

2 December 2011 UPDATES Read more

TISH – SQUARE MIND EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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New release from Tish. With previous releases on Noir Music, Witty Tunes, Neurotraxx Gold, Bla Bla and other labels, Tish is one of the best and most talented girls in the industry.The release features two original tracks, Square Mind and Couple More, plus two additional remixes from Adrian C and Accatone.

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