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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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!