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20 YEARS BONZAI AT BEATPORT

Bonzai and Beatport celebrate the label’s 20 years anniversary with a special 20% discount coupon code on selected labels under our umbrella.

From 12 until 19 November you can claim your discount simply by entering the respective label code when checking out.

Labels and codes are:

Bonzai Progressive: BONZAI20
Bonzai Basiks: BASIKS20
Bonzai Elemental: ELEMENTAL20
Piston Recordings: PISTON20
Eyepatch Recordings: EYEPATCH20
Green Martian: MARTIAN20
Progrez: PROGREZ20
Sounds R Us Recordings: SOUNDSRUS20
Monog Records: MONOG20
JOOF: JOOF20

12 November 2012 UPDATES Read more

DIMITRY LISS – DOWNTOWN SWINDLE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Based in the UAE, Russian born artist Dimitry Liss graces the shores of Piston Recordings with his new cut “Downside Swindle EP” which is backed up with super remixes. Having signed a new exclusive deal with Bonzai, it’s clear that this guy has a lot offer and this EP is testament to that.

Kicking off with the original mix of “Into The Night”, a deep funky slice of pure house, excellent bassline with a very laidback groove and a very effective continuous organ synth hypnotises the mind, add into this a really cool vocal and you’ve got a track that will hold up in any club.

First up on remix duty is Portuguese deep house star Accatone aka Jose Reis with his remix of “Into The Night”. Jose is heavily involved with Piston along with the founder and close friend Rogerio Martins. The remix kicks off quite minimal but soon builds to an awesome house vibe with the great vocal from the original taking centre stage, deep basses and crisp sharp hats create a sweet groove which will make sure this has a lot of plays.

Pistons head honcho Rogerio Martins returns to the mixing desk after a brief hiatus to deliver the same quality production that keep his label at the forefront of the house scene. His remix of “Into The Night” really is an amazing insight into the deeper side of house. Soulful vibes kick off this remix and the vocal sweeps in and out with some very nifty FX work. Cool organ sound fills the arrangement with a grungy type bass coming in midway, really well crafted remix of the highest standard and sure to hitting the floors big time.

“Killa Dime” Cold Cut Mix is a sublime piece of deep house that really gets the toes tapping, surreal synths dominate with a very cool vocal over a laidback groove. Very impressive production from Dimitry and definitely taking deep house in a different direction.

Finally we have the delectable and funky “Midnight On Wax”, deep funky vibes take control, this tune builds up to a frenzy of awesome house organs and stabs, different vocal one shots from both male and female add a cool texture, late night parties will be queuing this up for a while.

31 October 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LIGHTS ELECTRONIKA & VALERIA CROFT – CONNECTIONS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Piston serves up yet more superb deep house with a collaboration between Lights Electronika and Valeria Croft with their Connections EP. This not the first time these guys have been together, they have joined forces on labels like Wasabi and Minim.all, and they are also no strangers to Piston Recordings with a few releases under their belts.

Residing between Helsinki and St Petersburg Lights Electronika aka Max & Leon have been prominent producers since towards the end of the nineties. In 1999 they parted ways with each going on to learn more and more about music and become better producers. Leon pursued D n B and Max began to DJ, they came back together and Lights Electronika was ready to unleash more of their unique style of house.

Valeria Croft is a Russian producer and DJ, she has enjoyed many gigs around Europe and Asia and has a nice collection of releases to her name. She was more into a housey style but has moved into the deep house and funky side. She teamed up with Max & Leon in 2010 and a steady flow of popular tracks followed.

First up we have the title track Connections which can only be described as funky deep house, real cool vintage drums and percs with an almost bouncy bassline. Loads of FX fill up the space on this track and add extra weight, there is a spoken vocal coming in that works very well with the track.

Awesome People continues on the funky deep vibes, you can pick up on the unique vintage style of this track from the kicks and percussions, brilliant stuff. The tune builds slowly and then a killer crisp hat takes centre stage over a cool bassline and a Jamaican type vocal sample, again the FX are high quality and fit nicely into the tune.

Chilie is a much more melodic track with lots of different layers on the synths coming together to deliver a fine deep house vibe, very gritty sounds on the percs and a deep deep bassline. Real laid back groove on this and one that will keep you hooked into the many sounds that raid your senses.

Tuba Jam takes a route into the world of simply amazing drum and percussion arrangement, listen as the complex maze of sounds are perfectly crafted into an almost tribal feeling deep house joint. Great deep bassline turns funky little riffs and a melancholic string plays sweetly in the background. On the break the strings take centre stage until the track kicks back with an infectious rhythm.

10 October 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DANIELE KAMA – SHE APPEARS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Italian artist Daniele Kama returns to Piston Recordings with another superb house joint. This Rome based producer is highly respected in the world of electronica having gained lots of support from a host of international DJ’s and working with many other fine artists on various record labels.

Today we have She Appears EP, a deep, tech fuelled ride in house music.

Disappear kicks us off on a deep vibe with a tight arrangement, heavy basses and a mesmerizing muted synth in the background. On the break we are treated to an awesome vocal line that adds a soul vibe, big club feel on this track.

Next up is New Passion, and again we hear some very cool deep flavours with an added slice of funk, sharp sounds with a cracking organ chord and addictive kicks, great melody on the break then it’s back to that pumping rhythm, a big floor hit here.

She’s Afraid starts off on a very minimal techy theme with a fantastic spoken vocal, then the tune goes to the next level with some amazing house keys and a powerful groove is born.
Finally for this EP we have Leave Me Alone, starting off with crisp percs and a chunky kick this tune builds to an awesome deep house vibe with sweeping pads and chords.
This 4 track EP is sure to be a main component in the boxes for a long time.

26 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ROGERIO MARTINS – THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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After a over 2 years hiatus, label manager Rogerio Martins is back with a new EP.

The Secrets Of The Trade EP comes with three new original tracks, I’ll Bring Ya Home, Diggin and Raindrop Tears.

Early support from: Alex Flatner, Laurent Garnier, Sasch BBC, Nic Fanciulli, Figueroa, Trevor Lamont, Mirco Violi, Olderic, Infestus, Piek, Mike Morales, Rompante, Fauvrelle, Ka§par, …

5 September 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BRETT LAWRENCE – REMEMBER THAT JACK? EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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After last year’s hit release in Piston Recordings, Brett Lawrence is back with two hot housey tunes, Remember That Jack? and Where You From?. Add a Valeria Croft and an Accatone remix to the potion and you get sonic magic!

Early support from: Figueroa, Infestus, Maceo Plex, Mike Morales, Mirco Violi, Olderic, Paco Osuna, Piek, Rafael Yapudjian, Rees Urban, Rompante, Sasch BBC, Slam, Soul Sway, etc…

15 August 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NICK HARRIS PLAYS ACCATONE – TRIBUTE TO KERRI

After charting it in his July Resident Advisor Top 10, the now defunct seminal label NRK head honcho Nick Harris included Accatone – Tribute To Kerri in is mix for the DJ Mag Podcast.

9 August 2012 UPDATES Read more

GARCYNOISE – SHE’S GOT IT EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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Electronic Music Producer, Remixer, DJ, Sound Engineer, owner of Justified Cause Recorthings. Only one guy fits in this description and that guy is GarcyNoise.

After several releases in labels like OM Records, Smoke N’Mirrors, Loudeast and of course in is own imprint, we now proudly welcome him to the Piston Recordings roster with a two tracker, She’s Got It and Pussycats Howl, both backed up with a couple of great remixes by Piek and Metropolis Experience.

25 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RICHIE HAWTIN PLAYS PIEK – SUSURROS (EFRON REMIX)

Richie Hawtin, A Day At The Park, Amsterdam 21st July 2012.

Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin plays Piek – Susurros (Efron Remix) from Piston Recordings at the A Day At The Park party in Amsterdam. With an impressive tracklist featuring many great tracks, Susurros fits in the mix beautifully with it’s minimal tech house vibe. Effron has provided a super remix along with other quality remixes on this release. Spanish producer Piek’s music is gaining huge support all over with Hawtin’s mix proving this point and from here things will only get bigger and better for Piek and for Piston Recordings.

 

 

24 July 2012 UPDATES Read more

PIEK – SUSURROS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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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.

4 July 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

5 YEARS OF PISTON RECORDINGS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

 

5 Years Of Piston Recordings celebrates Piston’s fifth year in the dance music scene with two dj mixes from the label’s most known faces, Rogerio Martins + Accatone and Piek.

13 June 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ACCATONE – YOUR SMILE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

 

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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!

23 May 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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