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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!
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.
EPISODE 69: Bernie Allen – Caramel Delight (Green Martian)
Bernie Allen is a deep progressive tech producer, hailing from Vancouver, Canada.
With releases in various labels such as Lost Language, LQD Grooves, System Recordings, Bellarine Recordings, Workout and many others, he has enjoyed support from several top artists in the industry, like John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Richie Hawtin, Dave Seaman, Roger Sanchez, Sander Kleinenberg, Dubfire, Markus Schulz, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Warren and many other exceptional DJs.
This new release features three original tracks, Caramel Delight, Fabiana, and Vapour Love.
EPISODE 70: Victor Maximiliano – The Ratrace (Eyepatch Recordings)
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.
EPISODE 71: Daniele Kama – The Revenge EP (Piston Recordings)
The Revenge EP is the first full release for Daniele Kama in Piston Recordings, just straight after his well received remix work for Adrian C & Dubsons – Fito. Hailing from Rome, Italy, Daniele has already a long roster of releases in labels like Sphera Records, Orion Muzik, Potobolo Rec, Black Rose Records, Microtech Records, Soulman Music, and Natura Viva as well as collaborations with Kaiserdisco, Pierce, Phunklarique and Broombeck. The Revenge EP comes with two original tracks, Color Inside and Above The Sunshine, plus a dope and deep remix from Charles Ramirez to the latest. Another solid release for Piston Recordings catalog.
EPISODE 72: Dee Brown – Switch EP (Bonzai Basiks)
Raising talent from Belfast, UK, Dee Brown gets is debut release on Bonzai Basiks with this Switch EP.
The release comes with three original tracks, Switch, The Mentor, and Pressed, plus a remix to The Mentor provided by Dee himself.
EPISODE 73: Fabio Scalabroni – Equinox (Eyepatch Recordings)
Scalabroni is an electronic musician and DJ who performed under several names – such as Scalabroni, Cogor, Hologram, Ambit 3, Bit Bucket his works include both own tracks and remixes for others.
In 1997, together with Andrea Angelini and Davide DOnofrio he created a small and independent label named Syncretic that produced and released two records W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. EP and Antiorario. Under his Cogor alias, he produced three tracks released by Syncretic Records.
In he 1998 took part in the production of a compilation released by the magazine Time Out among other artists such as Marco Passarani, Lory D. and other artists from the Italian electronic scene.
In 2001 he worked with the memorable Italian rap band Assalti Frontali in order to produce the remix album 12 Remix da un Altro Mondo (BMG Records). Scalabroni played with Angelini, DOnofrio and Micheli on one track, while remixed two tracks under the name Cogor.
Between 2003 and 2005 he performed under the name Hologram and worked on several compilations: Broken Pots Hill Vol.1 and Broken Pots Hill Vol.2 – Label: Minimalrome Spacelab Compilation Label: R.O.R. AutoCD Compilation Netlabel: Wavengine
In 2003, the project Ambit3 started and Scalabroni together with his partners of Syncretic Records produced one track for the compilation, Mission Three: Establishing Electronix Network, released by Nature Records. In the same year, Nature Records and NAT2122 produced Ambit3s first album with the title Enwrapped.
In the last few years, he played as DJ and performed live DJ sets in various clubs and festivals like Arezzo Wave, Distorsonie Festival, Transcodex Festival, Warp Magic Bus Tour, M.I.T. Auditorium roma, l-ektrica Akab Club, Electroma Festival, Blueroom RialtoSantambrogio Club, Enzimi 2006 Termini-Roma, Rashomon Club, Metaverso Club
In 2007, another Ambit3s work was released Five Tales EP on Nature Records
In the same year, he performed as resident dj with artists like: Legowelt, Abe Duque, I-F, Passarani and more.
EPISODE 74: Philthy Chit – Southbound On The Northern Line (Bonzai Progressive)
DJs PHILTHY CHIT aka Phil Taylor and Chitra Kumar are two people whose sole aim in dance music is to make people realise that music matters. They pride themselves on being clubbers before DJs and it is this perspective on dance music which keeps them rooted to what it is people want to hear when they see them play. Their passion for creating sets with vibrant, energetic and emotive dance music is unique amongst todays up and coming artists.
Moving away from the minimal scene which has for so long confined dance music, they look to bring back the ecstasy into house music through their performances. With their influences spanning a wide range; deep into trance and progressive house of an ERIC PRYDZ nature, to the raw techno influences of people such as SLAM, their unique sound embodies everything that dance music should do. Their ability to bring together euphoric, thought provoking melodies and chunky driving bass-lines through seamless progressive mixing using loops and effects imaginatively, keep the crowd engaged at every level.
Through their own hard work they have created one of Manchester’s finest electronic nights with a zealous following. People travel from both ends of the country each month just to be a part of the special clubbing community which they have created in AGENDA. Using this as a platform to take their message to the dance hungry folk of Manchester they have gained an underground reputation for their ability to mix at a professional level and play sets the likes of which they can confidently say cannot be heard anywhere else. The atmosphere they create for clubbers is one of unity and completeness, something they were proud to share with the likes of DJ HARRI, the founder of Glasgow’s legendary underground night Sub Culture @the (infamous) Sub Club, when he played with them for Agenda’s 1st birthday last November.
This year will see Philthy Chit grow from strength to strength, with top artists from labels such as Bedrock and Anjuna Beats all waiting to play at AGENDA and take on their unique sound. They represent artists who are to be distinguished solely by their exceptional natural talent and the musical principles they hold rather than hype or fashion. To think that they have achieved so much yet they have only been DJing for over 18 months speaks volumes about their passion and ability to perform.
EPISODE 75: Lucio Grandi – Paradise in Flames (Howz Choonz)
Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.
His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.
Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.
But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.
Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.
Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.
He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.
He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.
Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on several Bonzai related labels.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.
EPISODE 76: Forbes & Ilgner – Oracle (Bonzai Basiks)
New single release for Bonzai Basiks from Forbes & Ilgner.
Oracle comes with the original track plus four remixes by Melanie Di Tria, Luke Fire, Janzon and Prompter.
EPISODE 77: Tempterzz – Rise of the Bells (Howz Choonz)
Tempterzz ( tempting and unique breeze ) belongs to the already well known DJ and house producer from Slovenia, Tilen. His DJ set is full of variety everything from deep, funky groove beats and NuDisco house. He pulls everything together into a nice rythmic sound and an unique concept. Tilen used to work as a DJ and a producer of techno music and with all of those years of experiences he went back to his own roots of house movement and created a brand called Tempterzz.
In the year of 2003 he started to organise so called beach parties at his hometown. After five succesfull years of creating parties he has quited with that and moved onto production and booking managment.
Tempterzz with every single visit touches the visitors and leaves an unique mark on everyone at the dancefloor. His playfull vibe, acapellas, interruptions and Tempterzz productions are just some of his qualities and keys off how to please and convince even those who dont believe that quality really exsist. Tilen has a picky touch and everyone who has been to his gigs in Slovenia and countries around the globe can confirm that. He already played in: Ambasada Gavioli, Inbox club, Heaven club, Casablanca club, Club K4, Tivoli club, Club SubSub, Beach club Alaya, Coco Cafe Portorose and many more. You could have noticed him in clubs and open airs events around Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Croatia and Austria.
He has played side by side with many respectfull artists such as: Frankie Knuckles, DJ Sneak, Dimitry from Paris, David Morales, Erick Morillo, Soul Central, Phats & Small, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Todd Terry, Ian Carey, Tim Deluxe, Chus & Cheballos, Milk & Sugar, Mark Knight, Stefano Noferini, Atfc, Copyright, Jerry Ropero, Dennis the Menace, Kid Massive and many others…
Now he is more into production which is getting recognition by respectfull artists, so you may expect a few releases out by the end of this year. Because of his cappability of beeing a good label manager and a DJ he has recently created a record label called SLICE N DICE. Future bookings could tell you a lot of this quality; he is booked at one of the biggest party at this very moment called DANCE REPUBLIC organised by the biggest organisation group LePlac, his U.S. ( Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas ) & South America ( Chile ) tour is in progress from august 2010 till February 2011. One of the last, big events he has visited was one of the biggest united events Spring Break Umag, powered by MTV.
EPISODE 78: Adrian C & Dubsons – Fito (Piston Recordings)
Debut release in Piston Recordings for Adrian C. The release comes with three original tracks, Fito, in cooperation with the Dubsons, Jammin and Cala Mine. On top of that, Daniele Kama throws in a remix for Fito.
EPISODE 79: Fab Code – Fucked Up (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.
With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, Fab decided to move and settle in the United Kingdom !
Freshly landed in Manchester, his new home, he went back to work and returned to the recording studio to relaunch his career as a producer / composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB) and has now signed with Bonzai Music to release some material on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Mint & Mustard labels.
The artist has had support from various DJ´s, such as:
Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Moussa Clarke, Wyndell Long, James Grindle, Graham Gold amongst others.
EPISODE 80: Tony Awake & Free Mind – Fiji (Bonzai Progressive)
New release in Bonzai Progressive , this time with the talented duo Tony Awake & Free Mind, both hailing from Estonia.
The single comes with the original track Fiji, plus a wonderful remix from Mindgamers.
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Second instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Rob Small, Mute:, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Phunk Division, Daniele Kama, Jimmy Galle, Dimitry Liss, Nasrawi, The French Connection, Daily Dose, Simone Girau, Dahaus, Project KF, Joal, Tempterzz, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Adrian C, Charles Ramirez, Piek, Accatone, Ed Lee, Santon, Fab Code, Wits To Wear, Pedro Mercado & Karada and Tofke & Peker.