Recent posts: Rogerio Martins
Piston Recordings has come a long way and gained the support of top jocks all over the world since its creation in 2007. Now in its fifth year, and with an ever increasing artist roster, the quality continues to flow in style. Coming soon we have a compilation, “Best Of Piston Recordings 2012” to celebrate a successful year for the Portuguese outfit. The compilation consists of superb deep house and techno cuts from an impressive line-up including, Piek, Brett Lawrence, Accatone, Baltj More, Daniel Karma, Garcy Noise, Oraa, Valeria Croft, Vasco, Lights Electronica, newly signed Dimitry Liss and label founder Rogerio Martins. Piston prides itself on being not just about music but also about building a family of artists creating special bonds that will stand the test of time.
Many of the tracks have featured in playlists from Richie Hawtin, Nick Harris and Michel De Hey to name a few, with Richie Hawtin hammering Piek – Susurros multiple times in one weekend. Tracks have also been featured heavily on download portals and are included in a lot of DJ charts as well. Rogerio has also been busy on the club circuit with a host of label nights gaining popularity across Portugal.
You can expect the very best on this compilation from the deep tech fuelled grooves of Valeria Croft’s “Hippy”, sublime blissed out beats from Vasco with “It’s never Too Late” and the solid deep house rhythm on Accatone’s “Future Us”. Rogerio Martins “I’ll Bring You Home”, Brett Lawrence’s “Remember That Jack” and GarcyNoise feat. Bizzarre DJ’s “Pussycats Howl” adds deep funk while a mixture of deep house and tech rounds up a brilliant year for Piston.
Piston’s artists enjoy much success on the DJ circuit and are also in demand for remixes on various labels and guest mixes on radio stations all over Europe.
The future for Piston is bright with many more projects in the works and with previous releases on vinyl being well received this can only mean more to come.
New installment in the My House Is Your House series with original tracks and remixes by Accatone, Piek, Lights Electronika, Wonji, Alex Agore, Charles Ramirez, GarcyNoise, Diego Alvez, Solunamanalia, Dimitry Liss, Daniele Kama, Murat Uncuoglu, Frank Storm, Joal, Rogerio Martins, Evren Ulusoy, Nick Devon, Oliver Maier, Tiago Ribeiro, Joao Teixeira, Brett Lawrence, Submantra, Jon Sweetname, Pablo Gael, Costas Papa, Davide Marchesiello and Maertz.
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.
Piston Recordings label boss is back to Bonzai Basik Beats with another 60 min of House goodies!
Tracklisting – Episode 109 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:
1º DJ W!ld – Ouinon 2
2º A1 Bassline – Breakaway
3º Audiojack – Night Watch
4º Homework – Ask Yourself (Audiojack’s Chemical Rewind)
5º Jay Tripwire – Loveage
6º Nico Lahs – Symptoms
7º Phil Weeks & Joss Moog – The Things I Love
8º Phil Weeks – Jack To My Groove
9º Filter Freqz – Better Days
10º Tommy Largo – You Got The Stuff
11º Rogerio Martins – I’ll Bring Ya Home
This week we have Piston Recordings main man Rogerio Martins again with another hot 60 min mix for Bonzai Basik Beats!
Tracklisting – Episode 106 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:
1º Dimitry Liss – Captain Love
2º Rogerio Martins – I’ll Bring Ya Home
3º Piek – Susurros
4º GarcyNoise – She’s Got It (Piek Disco Remix)
5º Wonji – In My Soul
6º Rogerio Martins – Diggin
7º Brett Lawrence – Where You From? (Accatone Remix)
8º Accatone – Drive Me Crazy
9º Brett Lawrence – Remember That Jack? (Valeria Croft Remix)
10º Ecco – El Carnaval
11º Rogerio Martins – Raindrop Tears
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, …
Rogerio Martins is back to is own productions and also back to Bonzai Basik Beats! Catch him showcasing some of his label finest tracks.
Tracklisting – Episode 104 – mixed by Rogerio Martins:
1° Accatone – I Miss You
2º Accatone – Future Us
3º Valeria Croft feat Stoletov – A La Russe
4º Brett Lawrence – Think About (Mahony & Bog Remix)
5º Accatone – Jack Is My Cat
6º Vasco – The Right Reason
7º Adrian C – Cala Mine
8º Charles Ramirez – Sundays In The Shade (Rogerio Martins & Piek Remix)
9º Accatone – Autumn Deep Dive
10º Accatone – Tribute To Kerri
11º Tish – Square Mind (Adrian C Remix)
12º Piek meets Oraa – If Life Give You Melons…
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
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