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Third instalment in the My House Is Your House series on Bonzai Progressive. Featuring original tracks and remixes from Brett Lawrence, Wonji, BeatBlenderz, Rishi K., Sa.Du, Crocy, Hilal Tekschneider, Adrian C and Dubsons, Oz Romita, Dennis Hercules, Brisboys, Santon, Carl Price, Villa Gombao Inc., Yonathan Dahan and Torsten Zarth, Guido Durante and Mattia Evo, Charles Ramirez, Middle Rhythm, Ecco, Jamez & Soulboy, The French Connection, Daniel Ray.
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!
This week we got some very special guests from Piston Recordings roster, the amazing Alicante duo, Villa Gombao Inc.
Tracklisting – Episode 50 – mixed by Villa Gombao Inc.:
1° Villa Gombao Inc. – El Dafunke (Piek Remix)
2° Tuccillo – Invisible (Original Mix)
3° Adam Port & Ruede Hagelstein – Corrosive Love (Alex Dolby & Santos Remix)
4° Santos – Unstable Freak (Original Mix)
5° Charles Ramirez – Sundays In The Shade Shade (Piek Remix)
6° Sean Miller – Show Of Hands (Original Mix)
7° Villa Gombao Inc. – Circus Fiesta
8° Nice7 – Spring (Original Mix)
9° Surrealism – Sunday Love (Original Mix)
10° Villa Gombao Inc – Just A Feeling (Original Mix)
Villa Gombao Inc. (Alvaro Villa & Alex Gombao) are a spanish couple of upcoming dj’s and producers. In less than a year together in the studio, they have published their works in labels like Salted Music, directed by Miguel Migs, or Gruuv, directed by Audiojack.
They´ve also worked for labels such as Seamless Records, Piston Recordings, Raisani, Music Adaptation or Espai Music.
His tracks are supported and charted by artists like Danny Tenaglia, Joris Voorn, Karotte, Len Faki, Mendo, Riva Starr, Supernova, Mark Knight, Grant Nelson, Gramophonedzie amongst others.
They have a special relationship with Ibiza, where they´ve gone through clubs such as Pacha and Space, and every week make a program at the prestigious Ibiza Global Radio broadcasting station.
Outside Ibiza, they have visited various Spanish cities including Madrid, Valencia, Pamplona, Vitoria, Malaga, Alicante and Seville amongst others, and countries like Croatia, Canada and UK.
In early 2011, they received two nominations in the Espiral Fm awards, in the categories of “Best Upcoming Dj”and best “Upcoming producer” for his work in 2010.
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?
New concept compilation from Mint & Mustard Recordings, including original tracks and remixes by Piek, Villa Gombao Inc., Accatone, Hilal Tekschneider, Efron, Rodrigo Soria, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Fab Code, Soundmodul & Moffous, Jamez & Soulboy, Luciano Nieto, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Phunk Division, The French Connection, Lucio Grandi, Dennis Franchi, Project KF, Mark Prades, Joal, Fragoso, Luca Lombardi, Funky Space Pirates, Ecco, Santon and Victor Maximiliano.
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:.
Ibiza House Doctor #1 compilation with original tracks and remixes from Piek meets Oraa, Accatone, Jay Tripwire, Villa Gombao Inc, The French Connection, Joal, Fragoso, Tosch and Sonic Monkey, Daniel Kuckito, DJ Cata vs Delyno featuring Angie, Nickolas & G Spice, Ran Salman and Nir Azilov featuring Lee Kashir, Uriel, Dezarate, Lucio Grandi, Cee Cee Cox, Santon, Luca Lombardi, Pablo Gael, Matt Silver and Brisboys, Dennis Franchi, Savino and SoulWave.
EPISODE 33: Villa Gombao Inc. – El Dafunke (Piston Recordings)
Villa Gombao Inc. are Alvaro Villa & Alex Gombao , a newcomer couple of Spanish producers and DJs from the Costa Blanca (Alicante/Spain).
Their love and defense of House music and several years of work together as djs, was the key to earn the respect of prestigious professionals in the sector, who have agreed to define them as one of the promises with clearer ideas of the Spanish scene.
Together they have been playing in the most important Spanish Clubs such as Pacha Ibiza aswel as touring internationally in countries such as the UK, Croatia and Canada.
This release features two original tracks, El Dafunke and Just A Feeling plus a Piek Remix fo El Dafunke.
EPISODE 34: 21Street – We Removed Mountains (Bonzai Progressive)
This project was founded in 2002 in Turkey.Their first album From East 4 Rest was released in 2008
and their second album Tronic was released in 2009.
At the moment the band is working hard on new singles and We Removed Mountains is one of the results of their latest efforts.
The release comes with the original track We Removed Mountains, plus a Thorin remix.
EPISODE 35: The French Connection – Below The Radar (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
Dutch producer with various singles and a artist album already released in Bonzai Basiks makes his debut on Mint & Mustard Recordings.
Refreshing could be used to describe this release in one word. Three original tracks, Below The Radar, Fresh and Lijpo, all in a light Tech House feel, perfect for the summer just ahead.