Recent posts: Piston Recordings
After a great run of releases in labels like Cecille, Paulatine, Brise Records, Inmotion Music, Sphera and others, Piek is back to Piston Recordings with a smashing new single, Susurros, featuring remixes from Cosmic Cowboys, Efron, Lights Electronika and Muk.ti.
Support from: Support from Alex Flatner, Chaim, GarcyNoise, Ka§par, Michel de Hey, Nic Fanciulli, Olderic, Patrick Zigon, Paul Hazendonk, Rui Vargas, Slam, Toni Rios, etc.
Accatone, long time label collaborator and exclusive artist, presents us a single with tracks taken from his debut artist album – Steady Pace – out on Piston Recordings.On top of that we invited Alex Flatner (Poker Flat, Get Physical, Circle Music) and Ramboiage (Sccucci Manucci) for two top notch remixes.
Quality Deep House release!
Support from: DJ Sneak, Pawas, Toni Rios, David Labeij, Clive Henry, Benoit C, UGLH, Russ Gabriel, Kisk, Mirco Violi, Sasch BBC, Mihai Popoviciu, Slam, Inkfish, Severino Panzetta, Franco Bianco, Simina Grigoriu, Sossa, etc …
Steady Pace is Accatone’s debut album, a personal journey and view on house music, what it means, what it stands for and what it should be about, in a steady pace, like the title suggests.
The writing process was long, but the outcome is stunning and comes in a very subtle and elegant way.
Steady Pace is a bold statement in the deep house contemporary scene, with tracks ranging from chilled out breaks, to slow-mo nu-disco, passing by deep house hypnotic beats and ending in trippy house experiments.
Accatone, long time label collaborator and exclusive artist, presents us a single with tracks taken out of his forthcoming debut artist album – Steady Pace – to be out in Piston Recordings this summer. On top of that we invited Alex Flatner (Poker Flat, Get Physical, Circle Music) and Ramboiage (Sccucci Manucci) for two top notch remixes. Quality Deep House release!
Early support list: DJ Sneak, Pawas, David Labeij, Clive Henry, Russ Gabriel, Kisk, Mirco Violi, Sasch BBC, Mihai Popoviciu, Slam, Inkfish, Severino Panzetta, Sossa, etc…!
At the moment available exclusively on vinyl at Decks.de
Baltj_More is a new Piston Recordings artist. This is their first release with two original tracks, Una Pregunta and Never Deep. On top we added a couple of remixes from the habitués of the label, Accatone and Valeria Croft. Result… Another stunning release!
Early support from : DJ Sneak, Sasch BBc, David Labeij, Patrick, Zigon, Roger Sanchez, Slam, Benoit C, Piek, Severino Panzetta, Alexi Delano, Ka§par, Feygin, Jussi-Pekka, Hermanez, etc..
Piston Recordings Label Night #2 @ Musicbox Lisbon
Ruca & Jonski
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, Daft Punk, 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 chill out project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chill out 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.
Early support list:
Alex Flatner: 9 / 10 “Great release from Accatone…my fav. is Future Us! he is def. one of the Artist to watch out! full support”
Andy Baxter: 7 / 10 “Really Feeling Future Us and Tubing”
Danny Tenaglia: 9 / 10 “thanks!!!!”
David Labeij: 8 / 10″can’t pick my fav here!!! top tunes!! thanx”
Olderic: 8 / 10 “super ep!! will support for sure! Thanks”
Sasch BBC: 8 / 10 “tubing is nice!”
Slam (Orde): 7 / 10 “will spin thanx guys”
Stacey Pullen: 6 / 10 “beautiful stuff”
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
Valeria Croft – No Speaking EP is a three track jewelcase. Inside you can find three precious deep house gems. No Speaking, Hippy and A La Russe. What a way to start 2012!
Some of the early support:
Patrick Zigon – great ep 9/10
Fish Go Deep – Fine, original-sounding release. All tracks working for me but the piano on
No Speaking edges it. Will play 7/10
Feygin – nice one from valeria.. 7/10
Severino Panzetta – Deep stuff here …A la russe is pretty 8/10
Dibby Dougherty – 3 stormers, especially a la russe, such a cool old skool vibe off this one 10/10
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!