Recent posts: 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!
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.
This week on Bonzai Basik Beats we welcome Piston Recordings Label Manager, Rogerio Martins!
Tracklisting – Episode 62 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:
1° Lovebirds featuring Stee Downes – Want You In My Soul (Original Mix)
2° Alex Picone – En Pensant (Phil Weeks Remix)
3° DJ Sneak – My Love (Original Mix)
4° Jamie Jones – Whiff It Yawl (Original Mix)
5° Adrian C & Dubsons – Fito (Original Mix)
6° Danny Daze – Fall Away From Love (Original Mix)
7° Agaric – Who Made Up The Rules (Josh Wink Remix)
8° Terje Bakke – Ekaterinburg (Original Mix)
9° Omar – It’s So (Aki Bergen Remix)
10° Maceo Plex – Falling (Original Mix)
11° Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (Mute: Remix)
12° Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox Remix)
Rogério Martins was born in 1974 in Setúbal, Portugal, and since a tender age his passion for music was always present, either collecting records or recording radioshows to exaustion.
It was not until 1995, during the big electronic boom in Portugal that his interest for deejaying growed and soon after he was already playing bars and clubs in his hometown.
Fast forward to 2004, where he saw his first record release, Deep Flight 01 and straight after a series of remixes and originals were starting to see the daylight in several labels like Look At You Records or Player Records.
Back in 2007 he then started his own label, Piston Recordings, where since then he has been releasing several works, originals and remixes and getting praises from various top dj’s in the world like Laurent Garnier, John Acquaviva, etc…
Nowadays he keeps working on Piston Recordings with fellow artists Accatone and Piek, DJ’ing regularly nationally and internationally in Spain, Germany, Belgium, etc and preparing a bunch of original works to be released in Piston Recordings.
Piston Recordings Artist, A&R and Managing Director
Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/rogeriomartins
Behind The Wire EP from Brett Lawrence, including remixes from Valeria Croft and Mahony & Bog.
Early support list:
DJ Sneak: cool mixes, will test out.
Piek: 4 bombs here.
Olderic: Think About Original is for me… Thanks!!!
Slam: Will try out Behind The Wire
Sasch BBC: Nice! thanx
Mihai Popoviciu: I like both versions of Think About
Anthony Pappa: I like Behind The Wire (Original Mix) best. Cool track and i will support it.
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…
Early support from: Alex Flatner, Florian Mendel, Slam, Anderson Noise, Severino Panzetta, Mike Morales, Fish Go Deep amongst others.
Banshee Worx is proud to announce we signed a exclusive artist contract with Accatone (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, 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.
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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.
New concept compilation from Piston Recordings.
Collected Works reflects the last year of Piston Recordings with some of the most influential tracks released in the labels catalog, including tracks from Efron, Accatone, Villa Gombao Inc., Lights Electronika, Charlez Ramirez, Rodrigo Soria, David Ekenback, and Rob Small.
All of this tracks have had feedback support and plays from top DJ’s like Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Alex Flatner, Anthony Pappa, Toni Rios, Hector Couto, Nils Nuernberg, Sasch BBC, DJ Sneak, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Serrano, Bloody Mary, Mihai Popoviciu, Chaim, SIS, Aitor El Txef A, Iván Ramos Coyu, UNER, Felix Feygin, Garcy Noise, Paul Hazendonk, Slam and many others.
In fact, the Mute: Remix of Rob Small – Bad Wednesday that we include in this compilation, was picked by Maya Jane Coles for her debut at Radio 1 Essential Mix.
What else can you desire from the music industry other then partners recognition?
The Lights Electronika project started in the end of the last millennium at one of St.Petersburg’s high schools where the project’s future creators met. Max and Leon shared the same passion for music, hip hop being their major interest. First thoughts about electronic music came to them in 1998 after the guys saw a TV show dedicated to new music styles of the time.
In 1999 the duo lost each other for a while Leon moved to Finland, but after a year they met again in Helsinki where they got to know drum and bass music and went in that direction. Max and Leon dived into the fast-changing world of electronic music. Soulful and Atmospheric D’n’B pushed guys to transform their affection to the style into something more than just a hobby.
Leon learned to use music software to write his first D’n’B samples in Finland while Max started his professional music career as a Dj at one of St.Petersburg’s music promo groups. After gaining the needed experience and some success with audience, Max and Leon united to create a joint project, which started off as a series of parties dedicated to drum and bass.
In 2007 the guys finally got the opportunity to work together when Max moved to Finland. Meanwhile they began to develop an interest to the house music and new experiments led to the creation of the Lights Electronika/Synthetic Pigments projects. The latter one was fully dedicated to the soulful D’n’B.
Since 2007 Max and Leon proved themselves to become a significant part of the electronic world of Finland’s capital with their sets played in mainstream clubs of Helsinki…
Miss Maya Jane Coles played Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (Mute: Remix) on this weeks BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.
Maya Jane Coles makes her Essential Mix debut. The 23 year old from London is undoubtedly one of the breakthrough DJs of 2011. She has released music on labels like Mobilee, Defected, 20 20 Vison and Dogmatik. And she’s built a reputation as an accomplished DJ with sets at the likes of Fabric, Space and Glastonbury.