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WMC MIAMI 2016 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

As the 2016 Winter Music Conference nears we decided to roll out our biggest WMC compilation to date. 70 tracks and remixes – from almost as many artists – covering all sorts of genres from Deep House to Techno and Progressive House to Tech House with sprinklings of Psy and Trance thrown in. We tapped into our vast catalogue of tracks from labels such as Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks, JOOF, Sounds R Us Recordings, Piston Recordings, Progrez, Green Martian and Eyepatch Recordings to come up with what we think is a true representation of today’s and tomorrow’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Airwave, Manu Riga, Van Czar, Phi Phi, John 00 Fleming, Blufeld, Matt Holliday, Orlando Voorn, Gai Barone, Nico Parisi, Bonnetti, Diego Alvez, Oz Romita, Crocy and House Lovin’ Criminals to name just a few are all on hand to deliver quality sounds that will definitely keep floors rocking all night long.

#bonzaiprogressive #alexvidal #rickpiero’neil #gaibarone #stevesai #manuriga #audionoir #platunoff #altek #ruslanvashkevich #kevinvega #yuriyfromrussia #paulkardos #experimentalfeelings #alexeylisin #dapadeep #pandeo #carlocaldareri #lylequach #upright #jepe #kevinsaunderson #onofrioconte #gaibarone #audionoir #lokkavox #riseandfall #phiphi #airwave #satinka #mattholliday #john00fleming #nicoparisi #audiostorm #youngen #dharmalogy #chandrama #vinceaoun #blufeld #chantola #mathov #quantus #persya #lucianodelgado #a.r.e.s #stevesai #leonkrasich #seconds #expectedmirage #followinglight #kevinvega #samotarev #timaaron #vladad’shake #andrewmichael #experimentalfeelings #moosick #abity #paulkardos #mendexx #selinastoane #pavlinpetrov #crocy #ashleyberndt #zatonsky #alexandrapride #anndi #alexeylisin #diegoalvez #joyfullfamily #matancaspi #roylebens #satour #berbush #kotobuki #bonetti #houselovincriminals #dennisfranchi #franciswhite #ozromita #leandrodi #robsmall #dannyhartley #joal #giulianoa.l. #annsaunderson #vanczar #dantiezsaunderson #sa.du #metronomes #petripetro #orlandovoorn #majed

15 March 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2015 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

As 2015 draws to a close it’s time for us to take a look back at some of the highlights that continue to keep Piston bursting at the seams with only the highest quality cuts. We’ve also worked hard to bring on board a whole swathe of new talent on top of our current pool of established artists. In this year’s bumper round-up we feature 50 superb tracks and remixes from artists such as Leandro Silva, Bonetti, Leandro Di, Upright, Rick Wade, Daniel Ray and label guru Rogerio Martins to name just a few. At Piston it’s all about the music and this showcase is the perfect starting point to get locked on to some of Europe’s finest deep house, tech house and techno grooves. Roll on 2016!

Best Of Piston Recordings 2015, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #tomokitamura #kriswadsworth #satour #jacky(uk) #ivanmasa #gobbettipizzini #bhoo #dirtyplan #leandrosilva #kunda #fabioricciuti #qubiko #bonetti #oraa #ekai #olifrances #danielray #vincentesperanza #pandeo #cerillo #hurlee #brettlawrence #marcusraute #marcomadia #laesh #juanmallopis #matteocabassi #luky #hermanndius #angelodraetta #giannialessandrelli #rogeriomartins #grooveapartment #rickwade #italobros #rubbaj #boosh #jaderag #franciswhite #flat #alessiorizzo #ilariolaggetta #leandrodi #camilodosantos #dimiwilson #lex(athens) #capryo #southerngroove #davidmuseen #primebrothers #pablowoof #joyfullfamily #charliepearson #mash #ggdex #keygi #upright(pt) #robsmall #dannyhartley

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BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2015 (PISTON RECORDINGS)

As 2015 draws to a close it’s time for us to take a look back at some of the highlights that continue to keep Piston bursting at the seams with only the highest quality cuts. We’ve also worked hard to bring on board a whole swathe of new talent on top of our current pool of established artists. In this year’s bumper round-up we feature 50 superb tracks and remixes from artists such as Leandro Silva, Bonetti, Leandro Di, Upright, Rick Wade, Daniel Ray and label guru Rogerio Martins to name just a few. At Piston it’s all about the music and this showcase is the perfect starting point to get locked on to some of Europe’s finest deep house, tech house and techno grooves. Roll on 2016!

#pistonrecordings #tomokitamura #kriswadsworth #satour #jacky(uk) #ivanmasa #gobbettipizzini #bhoo #dirtyplan #leandrosilva #kunda #fabioricciuti #qubiko #bonetti #oraa #ekai #olifrances #danielray #vincentesperanza #pandeo #cerillo #hurlee #brettlawrence #marcusraute #marcomadia #laesh #juanmallopis #matteocabassi #luky #hermanndius #angelodraetta #giannialessandrelli #rogeriomartins #grooveapartment #rickwade #italobros #rubbaj #boosh #jaderag #franciswhite #flat #alessiorizzo #ilariolaggetta #leandrodi #camilodosantos #dimiwilson #lex(athens) #capryo #southerngroove #davidmuseen #primebrothers #pablowoof #joyfullfamily #charliepearson #mash #ggdex #keygi #upright(pt) #robsmall #dannyhartley

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ROB SMALL & DANNY HARTLEY – STUBBED (JACKY (UK) REMIX) CHARTED BY MAX CHAPMAN

UK DJ and producer Jacky (UK) debuts on Piston Recordings having cut his teeth on various labels over the last couple of years. Known for injecting high energy into his sets, this guy knows how to turn it on for the floors. As well as his residency at Manchester’s Mute he also spins regularly at Sankeys and South Nightclub. A relative newcomer to the world of production, we’re definitely gonna see a lot more from this guy. The remix intros with a fresh tech house vibe as crispy hats lay down a cool rhythm alongside equally cool vocals. A nice punchy kick comes in as the drum layers build giving the track a well rounded feel. The bass powers through and takes full control of this superb grooving monster. The break filters out the bass and brings in some cool riffs that keep the rhythm locked in before we hit the peak and come crashing back to those lush low end frequencies that really give this one a lot of oomph. Top notch stuff that will do well in any upbeat set.

Rob Small & Danny Hartley – Stubbed (Jacky (UK) Remix), out this week on Piston Recordings, is charted by Max Chapman at Beatport!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #robsmall #dannyhartley #jacky(uk)

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ROB SMALL & DANNY HARTLEY – STUBBED FEATURED BY BEATPORT

UK based duo, Rob Small and Danny Hartley team up on Piston Recordings to deliver the stomping tech house grooves of Stubbed, which comes backed up with three superb remixes from Jacky (UK), Bonetti and Upright. DJ and producer Rob Small is widely known for his engineering and mastering skills within the dance music scene as well as his top quality cuts on various labels. He is no stranger to Piston having released the deep house joint Bad Wednesday in 2011. He has also shown up on the likes of Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks over the years, it’s always an exciting time when he takes to the studio as a producer. Danny Hartley has been into music from a young age focusing on garage house and running his own nights. After a trip to Ibiza with his friends, he turned his attention to deep dirty house and techno which he played out in various clubs around Leeds as well as his own night Fat Jacky’s. These guys are no stranger to each other, in 2014 they worked together on Unspoken Violence for What Happens and in early 2015 they released Squarred Up on Audiophile Deep.

Rob Small & Danny Hartley – Stubbed, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House and Deep House genre pages!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #robsmall #dannyhartley

16 December 2015 UPDATES Read more

ROB SMALL & DANNY HARTLEY – STUBBED (PISTON RECORDINGS)

UK based duo, Rob Small and Danny Hartley team up on Piston Recordings to deliver the stomping tech house grooves of Stubbed, which comes backed up with three superb remixes from Jacky (UK), Bonetti and Upright. DJ and producer Rob Small is widely known for his engineering and mastering skills within the dance music scene as well as his top quality cuts on various labels. He is no stranger to Piston having released the deep house joint Bad Wednesday in 2011. He has also shown up on the likes of Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks over the years, it’s always an exciting time when he takes to the studio as a producer. Danny Hartley has been into music from a young age focusing on garage house and running his own nights. After a trip to Ibiza with his friends, he turned his attention to deep dirty house and techno which he played out in various clubs around Leeds as well as his own night Fat Jacky’s. These guys are no stranger to each other, in 2014 they worked together on Unspoken Violence for What Happens and in early 2015 they released Squarred Up on Audiophile Deep.

The Original Mix offers up a solid tech workout with punchy kicks and tight drum patterns to keep the dancing feet shuffling. A deep rip roaring bass trundles through the sound and gives off that tech vibe beautifully. Cool spoken vocals straight outta the “dungeons” litter the sound and add a little extra spice that livens up the groove. The floors are gonna love this one, a definite must have track in your arsenal.

UK DJ and producer Jacky (UK) debuts on Piston Recordings having cut his teeth on various labels over the last couple of years. Known for injecting high energy into his sets, this guy knows how to turn it on for the floors. As well as his residency at Manchester’s Mute he also spins regularly at Sankeys and South Nightclub. A relative newcomer to the world of production, we’re definitely gonna see a lot more from this guy. The remix intros with a fresh tech house vibe as crispy hats lay down a cool rhythm alongside equally cool vocals. A nice punchy kick comes in as the drum layers build giving the track a well rounded feel. The bass powers through and takes full control of this superb grooving monster. The break filters out the bass and brings in some cool riffs that keep the rhythm locked in before we hit the peak and come crashing back to those lush low end frequencies that really give this one a lot of oomph. Top notch stuff that will do well in any upbeat set.

Portuguese DJ and producer Alvaro Martins aka Upright returns to Piston with his fantastic remix. He grew up with a love for 80’s and 90’s Pop and Rock sounds which soon developed into a passion for Classic Soul and Funk. At 8 years old he joined a music school and learned classic piano which gave him a deeper insight into how music evolves. Nowadays his early influences have proved useful in his outstanding production style. He has released a plethora of top quality House cuts across many labels and he also joins forces with his friend to form Peers & Upright with releases on Something Else and Save Room Recordings. Alvaro debuted on Piston back in January 2015 with a remix on Oli Frances’ Slow Mo. As Upright he takes a clear vision on how he wants a sound to project, strong rhythms and deep chords, the perfect recipe to light up floors. The remix intros with a nice solid kickdrum alongside cool snappy snares and sharp claps. The vocal fades up and leads us to a superb low end bass that just hangs perfectly over the sound as a high pitched synth rings through. We soon settle into the groove as the tech vibes drip off the sound. A super tight arrangement delivers the rhythms beautifully as that bass dances along the groove. Heads will be turned and floors will be burned with this one.

Spanish DJ and producer Bonetti aka Andres Boned shows up once more on Piston with his remix and judging by his last outing – Don’t Stop The Rhythm EP – back in January 2015, we are in for a real treat. Andre has been attracted to electronic music and clublife from an early age. In 2010 he decided to get into making his own music. He likes to add his own unique twists on Tech House and Deep House so that his sounds can be enjoyed on the beach or in the club at the same time. Since he released his first track in 2011 on iFrominal he has not looked back, a raft of releases and support from around the world has stood him in good stead and will no doubt keep him on track for an exciting future. The remix takes on a wonderful deep house groove right from the off as warm keys are locked in with a solid kick and sharp clap before the rhythm starts to flow with cool hats and clap patterns. A fantastic FM bassline bursts through and drives the track beautifully while spacey FX go off all around. We get treated to some very cool spoken vocals that adds a cool layer to the sound and keeps the house groove moving nicely. An excellent slice of house that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#robsmall #dannyhartley #pistonrecordings #jacky(uk) #upright(pt) #bonetti

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PISTON RECORDINGS #BEATPORTDECADE DEEP HOUSE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

This week on #BeatportDecade page we have label spotlight on Piston Recordings and it’s #BeatportDecade Deep House compilation, plus it’s featured in the staff picks at the Deep House genre page!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #jaytripwire #rickwade #rogeriomartins #accatone #robsmall #mute #brettlawrence #dimitryliss #jrfromdallas #lurob #marcusraute #mann&klamm #dos

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PISTON RECORDINGS #BEATPORTDECADE DEEP HOUSE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Piston Recordings joins #BeatportDecade celebrations with this Deep House compilation featuring original tracks and remixes by Jay Tripwire, Rick Wade, Rogerio Martins, Accatone, Rob Small, Mute:, Brett Lawrence, Dimitry Liss, JR From Dallas, Lurob, Marcus Raute, Mann & Klamm and DOS.

#pistonrecordings #BeatportDecade

12 September 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

IBIZA 2K12 – TECH HOUSE FREQUENCIES (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

Ibiza 2K12 – Tech House Frequencies comes with original tracks and remixes by Rob Small, Mute:, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C & Dubsons, Daniele Kama, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, Fab Code, The French Connection, Jasper Jinx, Brisboys, M62, Carl Price, Ecco, Markus Ilgner, Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac, MiniTech Project with Sabatine, Simone Girau, Dahaus, KAGO DO, Stake, Ed Lee and Tofke & Peker.

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BEST OF PISTON RECORDINGS 2011 (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!

21 December 2011 FEATURED Read more

MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE #2 (BONZAI PROGRESSIVE)

 

 

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.

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TEKHAUZEN #3 (BONZAI BASIKS)

 

 

Volume 3 of the Tekhauzen compilation series on Bonzai Basiks.
This compilation comes with original tracks and remixes from Ecco, Oz Romita, Del Horno, Rodrigo Soria, Efron, Mass Digital, Sander Bongertman , Jamez and Soulboy, Rob Small, Mute:, Ed Lee, Project KF, Joal, Charles Ramirez, Piek, Tofke and Peker, Fab Code, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers, The French Connection, Kernel Key, Fragoso, MiniTech Project, Lucio Grandi, M62, Santon and Ugur Yurt.

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COLLECTED WORKS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

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?

10 August 2011 FEATURED Read more

MAYA JANE COLES PLAYS – ROB SMALL – BAD WEDNESDAY @ BBC RADIO 1 – ESSENTIAL MIX

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.

11 July 2011 UPDATES Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – EPISODE 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 & 50

EPISODE 45: dPen & Nick Varon – Grasshopper (Progrez)

dPen

Born in 1982 in Athens-Greece, Yannis was exposed in several music styles and scenes from an early age. This variety of music styles transmet him a strong passion for an inner quest to find the kind of music that would represent him and express his feelings.

Saxophone and Flute player, having a diploma in music production from Berklee College of music, Yannis started to produce electronic music under the name “dPen”.

Currently, dPen has finished 2 new remixes for Quivver, Anthony Pappa and Chris Fortier for Silence Through Music label, he is working a remix for Universal Music and his is preparing his new monthly web tv show about music productions tip n tricks and new software presentations as he is the first Greek producer and one of the few producers of the scene that has 4 (software / hardware instruments) companies to endorse him as an artist.

Nick Varon

In search of his musical world Nick passed through various styles such as jazz & rock. These two major influences quickly led him to piano & guitar lessons.

In the late 90″s when house music was huge in his hometown Athens, Greece, Nick found himself in a club that Danny Tenaglia was playing at… and that’s how all started. This night determined his musical path. Sexy, Deep, Dark House would be his guideline from there after. Through DJ-ing Nick saw the way to express and share his music instincts in the best possible way.

Currently Nick holds a monthly residency @ Venue Club in Athens, Greece. His weekly mix every Monday @ www.danceradioglobal.com is getting bigger week by week. Something that you can verify by watching Nick Warren’s opinion in the last Top 100 DJ poll where he chose Nick for the “most underestimated dj “on the planet & listen to some of Sharam comments such as “Nick gives a flow in his DJ sets close to perfection”.

The first three tracks in this release, inMotion Tech Take Remix, BrianBerg Remix and UM Remix are the result of a remix contest.

EPISODE 46: Fabio Scalabroni – Analog Flavor (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 47: Jimmy Galle – Spiritual Love (Bonzai Basiks)

Jimmy is born on August 17th in Luik aka Liege in Belgium. As his parents were boatmen he had to attend boarding school from the age of 6 onwards. To overcome the loneliness of boarding school his parents bought him a walkman. That event literally plugged him into music!

He listened a lot to music via tapes and the radio and developed a preference for house music.

After a long period of nagging and begging his parents he finally got the best birthday present ever on his 15th birthday: a music mixer and double deck cd player. Every free second of his time went into his devotion to music.

2 years later Jimmy got the chance to prove himself at a cool club in Antwerp: Het Eilandje.

Success was immediate: he got his first residency!

Not long before he got interested in making his own music. With his savings Jimmy bought his first PC with a sound card and a Korg keyboard. After a few years he discovered his own sound and at the beginning of 2004 he released his first record: Jim-Y – Digital Trumpets. In the meantime he was working on a project with his best friend Ruly. Jimmy had finished a new demo for which he had the perfect voice in mind and boldly he sent it over under the project name R & Y to his favorite vocalist and singer. And guess what! Only 2 weeks later he got contacted by Jan Johnston. Jan had already written the lyrics and called for a date to do the recordings for this song, that is how R&Y Meets Jan Johnston – Its Cold Outside was born.

This single was released in 2007 with remixes from Filterheadz and Sied van Riel.

In 2008 Morning On The Terrace got released on the label Bonzai Fiesta.

At the end of 2008, Ruly decided to stop with the project, and that was when Jim-Y changed into Jimmy Galle. Jimmy’s sound was different as a solo dj/producer. After this period different productions and remixes from him appeared on different labels.

Jimmy has played and is still playing in many known Clubs and on many events such as: Noxx, La Rocca, Café D’ Anvers, Industria, Chakra Party, The Factory, Lazurra, Petrol, De Rodenburg (NL), TranccSession, Playboy Deluxe, De Cinema, Space, Wicked, BBC, De Kaai, Red & Blue, Turbulance….

EPISODE 48: Rob Small – Bad Wednesday (Piston Recordings)

Rob Small is fast becoming one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the UK’s House & Techno scene. His style of Synthetic Techno and ‘Proper’ House Music dj sets has seen him devastate clubs the world over.

Growing up in the early 90’s and listening to Electronic Music was the main influence on Rob, with House & Techno being at the forefront of his inspiration. No stranger to the scene – at just 19 years old, Rob started his own club night off in September 2006. This event (named ‘Friction’) was held at one of the UK’s most infamous and undergrounds nightclubs – ‘The Mint Club’. The event was not only a platform for Rob to develop his own skills, but was also to showcase the talents of the many artists & performers from the North of the UK, some of which have gone to perform alongside the likes of Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Anderson, Loco Dice to name a few.

As a result of this event, Rob was approached by the North of the UK’s Underground Electronic Music Magazine ‘Traffic’ to be interviewed and featured in it for his efforts in his career, thus paving the way for his next step. After publicly charting and supporting various home grown talent, Rob was asked to come on board the now worldwide supported ‘Breakoutaudio Records’ as the main A&R consultant. The label had achieved more in a mere 18 months than most have in a decade due to, at the time, having a string of successful releases from the likes of Paul Woolford (2020 Vision Records, R&S Records), Audiojack (2020 Vision Records, Get Physical), & Deepchild (Kompakt, Trapez Records) and hosting label parties across the world at the likes of ‘La Terrazza’ in Barcelona to the WMC in Miami.

This new-found passion for the industry triggered Rob’s enthusiasm for music production, and in January 2009 his Detroit Techno influenced ‘Torment EP’ was snapped up and released on Selektor Music – a USA based label hugely supported by the industries best. Subsequently Rob went on to have a string of releases on various imprints across the globe, from Poland to Portugal, and France to South America, all of which resulted in him catching the attention, support and recognition form the industries finest such as Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Robert Owens, Jamie Anderson, Claude Vonstroke, Manuel De La Mare (303 Lovers), X-Press 2, Yves Eaux (Global Dj & Producer on Sander Kleinenberg’s Little Mountain Records label), Roger Sanchez, Gary Beck (Minus), Jet Project (VIVa Music), Murray Richardson, Terry Francis (Fabric), AudioJack (2020 Vision), Slok (Get Physical), Harold Heath (Lost My Dog), Dj Simi (Sci+Tec), Henning Richter (Beef Records), Rob Pearson (Evasive Records/Plastic City), Lunacy Sound Division (Cubism), Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul/Cocoon), Nils Nurnburg (Dessous/Save Room Records), Carlo Lio (Rawthentic) & Demi to name a few.

His debut Deep-House release on ‘Soulman Music Records’ entitled ‘Alto’ went straight to number 5 on the Beatport Deep House top 10 chart – thus thrusting him into the public eye, this release being one of three to hit the top 100 of it’s genre on Beatport just day’s after it’s release. His releases have been played and supported heavily on the likes of ‘Ibiza Global Radio’, to ‘X – Press2’s Ministry Of Sound Radio’, to Roger Sanchez’s ‘Release Yourself’.

Rob has played in super-clubs around the world alongside both well established and Up & Coming talent – highlights of these experiences come in the form of two Ibiza tours, and UK touring dates alongside Sasha, Matthias Tanzmann, Robert Dietz, Damian Schwartz, Jamie Jones, amongst many others.

All this, along with an exciting Dj Schedule has resulted in Rob becoming a prolific producer and in demand artist, and has now made many collaborations and completed remix duties for world-renowned labels.

This single release comes with the original track “Bad Wednesday”, plus two remixes by Villa Gombao Inc. and Mute:.

EPISODE 49: Thorin – Night Groove (Bonzai Progressive)

Thorin born on 7 October 1977 in Goirle, a small village near Tilburg. He didn’t stay there for long. At the age of 1 year he moved to Almelo which is a medium city in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Thorin grew up in a musical family, uncles who play guitar, Drums and many other instruments, aunts who sing lets say it’s all in the family.Almost everyone in the family is doing something with music.His father played in several bands some with guitar and others with percussion.

At a young age thorin got connected with music, influences from bands like Deep Purple, the Doors, Pink Floyd. Thorins taste of music is very wide from soul to funky stuff to modern music.In 1992, some friends introduced Thorin into house music nowadays so called oldskool house. While partying a lot Thorin got interested in DJ’ing. He bought some turntables and started to learn mixing 12″ records. After 6 months he controlled dj basics. Buying records and records and getting more DJ skills. He also got interested in producing his own music, lucky for him he got in contact with an old friend from his father. That friend started with producing in the early 80’s. Maurice learned Thorin the basics of Producing, Maurice already had released some music on different labels and did some things together with Sander Kleinenberg in the early 90’s. He was also Sander K’s first Sound/Audio engineer. In 1996 Thorin switched from the hardcore house scene to nice and chill Progressive House music. In 2003 Thorin and Maurice started producing together and while doing some social projects they had to start some kind of Production Company. So in 2006 the Promusic Foundation started. 2 cds released in 6 months working on a third, “stichting Promusic” got more projects and work then expected. With that reason Thorin decided to take a break with DJ’ing and focus more on Promusic.

Now in 2007 Thorin picked up DJ’ing again and started focus more on his own style of producing. Thorin bought a house and started investing more in a new studio. With a stable home base we can expect a lot in 2007.

2008, Thorin decided to stop buying vinyl and switch to digital mixing. He updated his home studio bought some new equipment and switched over to Traktor scratch with the time coded vinyl. Meanwhile several tracks got signed and released at different labels around the globe including: Reticent Recordings USA, Bit Records Mexico and Bellarine Records Australia. Thorin is working on some remix projects together with some friends in the States (Zodiacal Light, And3rsun and Dax Wadley) which will be 2 EP’s.

EPISODE 50: Ecco – Red Wall (Mint & Mustard Recordings)

At 14 Ecco discovered Electronic Music with the New Beat and the belgian clubs. He developed an ever-growing passion for this music until age 20 when he decided to buy his turntables and mix-table. He is interested in different styles such as techno, Tech House, Minimal and House music.

Very soon he had the opportunity to play abroad (Thailand, Ibiza, …) and in Belgium (Silo, Decadance, Cherry Moon, Fuse, …).

2004-2005 sees the organization of events such as United-Elektro parties, Kiss my Beat or Acid or Not parties.

Since 2008 he makes his own music and starts his net label (KMB REC)..

 

 

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