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JOAL – MY FAVORITE OUTFIT (MONOG RECORDS)

Monog Records label boss Joal heads up our next release with the fantastic My Favourite Outfit EP which comes complete with three top notch remixes as well as the original. Joal has been running Monog since 2009 and he remains committed to sourcing only the best sounds to get on the books. Joal also releases his works on various other labels including Selador, Knee Deep in Sound and High Strings to name just a few. On top of that he is currently developing his live act which is well worth checking out on Youtube.

The Original Mix intros with a very cool thumping kick that is accompanied by equally fresh percussions that deliver a nice retro theme. A long, easy bass note rings out and gets us settled into the deep tech groove. We go deeper into the sound with a wonderful acid line that fades in from nowhere and totally dominates the groove. Big stabby synths fill in the gaps and add a kind of futuristic vibe that contrasts well with the deeper, retro elements. On the break we get treated to a smooth, subtle breakbeat as the cosmic synths are joined by an eerie high string and cool spoken vocals. A strong build up takes us back to the main sound for the duration of this superb slice of tech, a must have for sure.

Berlin based Pascal Hetzel debuts on Monog with his fantastic remix. DJ and producer Pascal has spent the last few years conquering the Berlin’s bustling club scene and along the way he has released his music through various labels including Sound Of Vast, Upon You Records, Non Pop Records, Wood Recordings and many more. As well as playing at top gigs in Berlin, Pascal has played around the world at various top venues including at the Analog Room in Dubai and Resolute in New York City. The remix intros with a solid kick that packs a nice punch and sits snugly amidst an ever increasing array of drums and percussions. Soft plinks and plonks dissolve into the sound in a playful manner that gives the impression of being trapped inside an 8bit video game. These sounds keep the vibe firmly locked into a techno groove that builds and builds to become even more surreal. The bass offers up a smooth warmth to the sound that contrast beautifully with the higher frequencies. A superb display of tech grooves that will both captivate and invigorate.

Berlin based, Portuguese DJ and producer Jepe debuts on Monog with the first of two remixes. Jepe started out in 1994 on local radio stations in Portugal, which led to his first residency in the Estacao La Luz club, a residency he has held since 1997. From here he got in production and has released on many top labels including Let’s Play House, Circle Music, Cecille Records, Brown Eyed Boyz, Beef Records and Get Physical as well as his own label, Blossom Kollektiv. A much revered artist who has played all over the world, we are delighted to have this guy on board. The Let’s Celebrate remix intros with a nice and strong punchy kick alongside rhythmic percussions that will get the feet dancing on the floors. Strange sweeping synths come through and add a metallic edge to the sound as the tech layers build. Cool vocals litter the sound throughout and add character to the track creating a very fresh rhythmic groove. The low end sounds subtly ply their trade as this track is all about the drums and synths. A top notch relentless groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Jepe’s Stripped Raw Mix is up next and does exactly what the title suggests. Very smooth, rounded sounds blend perfectly to deliver a solid deep tech workout. The synths develop a little grit to beef things up a bit and add an edginess to the sound. The drums beat out a cool rhythmic groove that is joined by those cool vocals. Excellent stuff yet again from Jepe and a track that will not disappoint.

#joal #monogrecords #jepe #pascalhetzel

10 August 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JOAL – UNCOVER TO DISCOVER EP (SELADOR)

Straight off the back of our last release by Berlin based Justin Massei and the label’s debut at the legendary Watergate club, Selador Recordings continues it’s Berlin love-in with an EP by another producer based in the city, Joal. The Portuguese DJ is no stranger to the label with a remix for Climbers and an original production on the last Showcase compilation already under his belt. But now the relationship is consummated with the EP you have in your hands. Featuring two brand new original productions in the shape of Uncover to Discover and Exercise plus two top flight remixes courtesy of Marc DePulse and Supernova, its yet another top drawer package from your favourite label.

#joal #selador #marcdepulse #supernova

16 June 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DAVE SEAMAN CHARTS JOAL – TOMORROW

Legendary Dave Seaman charted Joal – Tomorrow (Original Mix), out now on Selador, on his latest Beatport chart!

30 March 2015 UPDATES Read more

BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2014 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Piston Recordings celebrates another superb year with this fine collection of some of the very best House music cuts. Keeping in line with their vision for quality and professionalism, Piston has seen a raft of debutants as well as longstanding Piston family members deliver the goods at every turn. Here you can join our celebration with these carefully selected tracks, taking in all forms of Deep, Soulful House grooves and beyond.

Best Of Piston Recordings 2014, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks at the Deep House genre page!

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31 December 2014 UPDATES Read more

BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2014 (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Piston Recordings celebrates another superb year with this fine collection of some of the very best House music cuts. Keeping in line with their vision for quality and professionalism, Piston has seen a raft of debutants as well as longstanding Piston family members deliver the goods at every turn. Here you can join our celebration with these carefully selected tracks, taking in all forms of Deep, Soulful House grooves and beyond.

Tracks and remixes come from the likes of LuRob, Wrighty, Accatone & Kisk, Die Vogelperspektive, Mend Miguel Reis, Savvas, Rogerio Martins, Victor Berghmeister, Juanma Llopis, Paul Rudder, Moliner, Mianyo, Rick Wade, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, GgDeX, Xander & Niederreiter, Bonetti, Carlo Caldareri, D-Compost and Leandro Silva featuring Veselina Popova, Capryo, Kres, Marco Madia, Marcus Raute and more. Your soundtrack to 2014 has landed, time to get those dancing shoes on and booties shakin’.

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29 December 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TECH HOUSE TOOLBOX 3 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

3rd installment in the Tech House Toolbox series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Joal, Sa.Du, Daniele Breschi, Charles Ramirez, Stan Garac, Haustuff & Leesboon, Ricardo Albuquerque, Paul Rudder, Mylan, Manoah, Ivan Masa, Daniele Kama, Cele, June Lopez, Furniture Crew, Tommy Hogunz, Joshua Puerta, Cihan Mareno, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Iosupescu Lucian, Mess & Juice, Alex Satry, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), Alfredo Mena, Danny Murphy, Pandeo, Mr Drew, Luis Bravo, Khaan, Dj Berkin, Judith La Loba, Eat Dust and Mend.

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29 July 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONZAI BASIK BEATS – ADE 2014 @ Nº129

While most of our posse is present at ADE every year we’ve never really showcased any of the new generation labels and artists that currently reside under Bonzai’s wings.

Our ADE event will be hosted by Bonzai Basiks Beats (our radio show) and Djunkee Bookings, they are lining up some of the best dj’s such as Airwave (Bonzai Progressive),Rogerio Martins (Piston Recordings) , Oz Romita (Sound R Us Recordings), Nico Parisi (Bonzai Progressive), Joal (Monog Records) and Van Czar (Bonzai Basiks)

Today Bonzai is an imprint that feels at home in many styles and genres throughout a vast network of sublabels and label managers, come check out what we have to offer at this Free entry event!!!

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26 July 2014 UPDATES Read more

PAUL RUDDER – NEVER ENDING (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Paul debuts on Piston with the superb ‘Never Ending’ and is backed up with two fantastic remixes. Paul got into electronic music early in his life but didn’t get the behind the decks until he was about 21 years old. Soon after he decided to get into producing with the results seeing releases on labels like Dash Deep Records, Deepmentality Records and Endemic Digital to name just a few.

The Original Mix is silky smooth deep fuelled track that combines many different elements beautifully. From the steady flowing rhythms to the amazing vocal. The big feature is for sure that vocal which just captivates as it narrates its story, the deep and warm bass washes over the track effortlessly as arps weave out cool patterns. Deep house chords also play a big role and give great depth to the sound creating a stunning groove which will be a joy to listen to.

London based DJ and producer JR (UK) aka Simon Bingham returns to Piston after his debut with ‘For The O.G’s’ which performed very well getting much support. Here he pulls out all the stops to deliver a fine slice of house music. Classic kick and hat intro sets the pace along with crispy claps and a big brass stab. Smooth chords ease into the sound and take us to the vocal which is just stunning. Nice little melodic shots peek through in the form high pitched notes and lead us into a silky bass filled with warmth and depth. The bass intensifies and transforms with a much more gritty vibe coming through. On the break that gritty bass continues as a simply awesome synth riff comes into play and takes right back into this floor shaking groove, brilliant stuff.

Well respected Portuguese DJ & Producer Joal is up next with his remix. Joal has been responsible for some top quality music over the years and while this is his first outing on Piston he has seen many releases on labels like Eyepatch Recordings, Howz Choonz, Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks to name just a short few. His main outlet is his own Monog Records which he oversees as A&R, bringing in new talent and setting high standards. He also performs outstanding live shows where he showcases his skills running live studio equipment and instruments. Here he adds his superbly unique twist on the original with a fine example of his meandering style. The track intros with a fantastic punchy kick and closed hat with percussive elements building up through the sound as a hypnotic sound effect loiters in the back. The sound effects are ever evolving and add a very cool texture to the grooves. The vocal manipulation is awesome and leads us into a very soft acid type sequence that stays the course. A wonderful slice that will no doubt draw lots of attention!

#paulrudder #pistonrecordings #jr #joal

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2 April 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JOAL FEATURED ON MIXMAG’S APRIL COVER CD

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This month issue of Mixmag features a cd mixed by Hot Since 82, featuring two tracks from Joal, I See Why And Looking Down!

The Little Black Book album was only the beginning. From Cozzy D and Eric Volta to KiNK and Outstrip, Daley Padley, aka Hot Since 82, enters the house on his first-ever Mixmag cover CD. And what a mix it is! Veering from soul-flecked tech to masterful deep, Daley knows exactly what he’s doing. If you loved his mix of ‘Bigger Than Prince’, prepare to jump around like the purple one all over again.

1º Cozzy D & Eric Volta ‘The Gift’
“Pure summer vibes on this one – it’s been around a while, but slipped under the radar. One for this summer for me”

2º Santé & Frank Lorber ‘All About’
“Love Santé and love this collab with Frank. I always hammer this. Total roller”

3º Joal ‘I See Why’
“I don’t know too much about Joal except that he’s a main player in Portugal and throws down some serious tracks. Love this”

4º Philip Bader ‘More’
“Bader is on fire at the moment and so is Viva. Organ jam!”

5º J. Diesel ‘Outside In A Box’ (Olivier Giacomotto remix)
“This is heavy! Ace mixdown and mastering, and always gets the floor moving. Heavy stuff”

6º Darlyn Vlys ‘Floor 122’ (Santé & Sidney Charles remix)
“Moody and deep”

7º Martin Buttrich & Mousse T ‘Smack Back’
“Unusual collaboration here, but they’re usually the best ones and that’s the case here. What do you expect with Buttrich on the dials?”

8 ºHot Since 82 ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’
“My new single out soon on my new label, Knee Deep In Sound. I’m really happy with it. There’s a heavy as hell Booka Shade remix to go with it, too”

9º Joal ‘Looking Down’
“Another Joal record that l couldn’t leave. One of my favourites from the last twelve months. Total jam”

10º Matthias Meyer ‘Tout Va Bien’ (KiNK remix)
“Another classic. I’m a massive Meyer fan, and KiNK really turned it out here. It’s all about the hats”

11º Fonos ‘She’s Back Again’ (Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff remix)
“The Athens crew on this record. As the title says, she’s back again: a nod to an all time classic”

12º Outstrip ‘Home Thursday’
“This is an amazing tune that l often play at the end of the night. Ace production and such a happy, feel-good record”

You can listen to the mix here:

On top of that, last week, Hot Since 82 was spotted playing four tracks from Joal on his set at the Knee Deep In Miami party!

Have a listen here:

Hot Since 82 @ Miami Music Week 2014 – Knee Deep In Miami (27.03.14) by Livesetsarchive.Com on Mixcloud

#monogrecords #mixmag #joal #hotsince82 #wmcmiami

1 April 2014 UPDATES Read more

MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE #8

8th installment in the My House Is Your House series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Rogerio Martins, Carlo Caldareri, Joal, Daddy, Ecco, Mylan, Nico P, Onofrio Conte, Jazzman Wax, Iban Montoro, Meenie, Fragoso, Darouge, Hurlee, Sebastien Desay, Alan Castro, Johnny Deep (aka Yonathan Dahan), Swing City, Bruno Ferreira, JR, Fauvrelle, Solartoff, Wonji and H. Membrano.

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12 February 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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