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One of our longstanding artists Sa.Du aka Greek techno guru Thanos Dimitriou returns with another stomper Last Chance. This guy has dished out some serious bangers in the last 6 years and it’s no wonder we get excited when his new material comes through the inbox. To date Sa.Du has a very impressive list of released tracks and remixes across various top quality labels including, Bonzai Basiks, B-Limited, Eyepatch Recordings, Bonzai Progressive, Ak-Tek Records, Mint & Mustard Recordings, Wasabi Records, Hi Fi Stories and many, many more. Thanos is someone who puts all his efforts into making music that speaks to the listener in a way that gets ingrained on the memory, in his own words – “Each track has a piece from my mind and my soul”. With a philosophy like this you can be sure that only the best will do.
Without doubt one of the most influential figures in electronic music for almost three decades. Oliver Lieb aka L.S.G. treats us to his new double album (and his 10th studio album under this moniker) Double Vision. Fresh off the back of an exclusive vinyl pressing (on Bonzai Progressive) of his massive hit – Netherworld, this sublime album traverses a world of cosmic chilled out grooves and straight up 4×4 killers. Since 1988 this guy has been at the cutting edge of electronic music and has seen himself transition between multiple genres, dominating in every one. He is most known for his L.S.G. guise which has given us so much quality tracks over the years. He is also renowned for Paragliders and Spicelab among many other aliases as well as working in several very successful groups over the years. He has released on labels including Superstition, Harthouse, Hooj, JOOF and Platipus as well as our very own XTC, Bonzai Trance Progressive, Tripomatic and Tranceportation. His CV includes a plethora of remixes including Faithless, Moby, Human League and Mory Kante to name a few. In 2010 he started Solieb Digital where he would unleash his back catalogue in re-mastered glory. We could go on for days about this guy, but instead we’ll let his brand new album do the talking.
Piston’s newest compilation series – Ghettoblasters – brings the finest tech house grooves together under one convenient package ready to load onto your playlist. Whether you’re looking to rock out a venue or hone your skills at home, we’ve selected 15 explosive tech house cuts that will get the speakers pumping. Original works from Joal, Mirko Gorelli, Jon Costas, Titan Road, Mike Denitz, Josu Freire, Eat Dust, Alex Wellmann, Klaus Keller, Monotronik, Kenny Ground, Sebastian Tourt & Natur, K.A.M.A., Andrea Rivi and DYS (Italy) make up this stunning collection that will become a valued asset in your arsenal.
Bob The Groove delivers his next Bonzai Progressive slice in the form of the superb two tracker entitled My Bro Da Rastaman. This one marks the Frenchman’s third BP outing and once again he proves his talent with two sublime tracks. His last effort here – Some Seeds Of Love – was very well received indeed having secured high rankings on various charts and lots of playtime. Much more to come from this guy and well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
K.Oshkin aka Konstantin Oshkin returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Heaven which comes packed with three solid remixes. His last outing – Assol, charted very well indeed and this new slice continues his relationship with Ewan Rill and Following as they provide the remixes once again alongside BP newcomer Federico Monachesi. K.Oshkin has racked up an impressive discography that focuses in on quality progressive sounds. His work has been released on various labels including Incepto, Sleepless Nights Recordings, Inmost Records, Aeriform Records and Balkan Connection to name just a few. On top of that he has worked with a raft of top producers including, Matt Holliday and Jonnas B among others.
Italian trio Massi ISX, Rulers and Enrico Bellan debut on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker entitled Love EP. Massi ISX is a much revered artist in his home country. He has played at many venues including Too Long, Barn Club, Barrakud, Clique Club and more. He has appeared on several quality labels and his music has been also supported by many famous artists such as Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Lee Foss, Stefano Noferini, Leon, Joey Daniel and many more. Rulers aka brothers Mattia and Andrea Orizio spent much of their younger years learning about music by listening to various genres and picking up musical knowledge. After joining forces in the studio they quickly saw releases on labels like Moan, D-Floor, Paul’s Boutique, No Excuse, Lemon-Aid Music and High Pressure with great support from around the world. DJ and producer Enrico Bellan started to produce music for some Spanish and European labels. Immediately his music was played and supported by the greatest DJs in the world including Marco Carola, Neverdogs, Stefano Noferini, Joseph Capriati, Joey Daniel and more. His works have appeared on the likes of Mushroom Smile Records, High Pressure Music, Azul Tunes, Cream Music Records, Lemon-Aid Music and Red Drum Music. A formidable group of quality artists no doubt and we’re delighted to have them here at Piston.
DJ, music producer and sound engineer Double Game aka Vitaliy Kravchenko debuts on Green Martian with the superb Whistle Dance. Vitaliy hails out of Krivoi Rog in Ukraine and he started his career back in 2006 with the radio program DJs In The Mix at the age of 14, where he also released his debut album on the radio broadcast. Later, with great enthusiasm and passion he became a frequent guest at various clubs in Ukraine.Even at such a young age, the love for electronic music manifested itself not only in DJing but also in writing his own works.His preferences in styles of electronic music is diverse, he’s not stuck in one area but focuses on the roots of Detroit styles and a range of genres.Between 2013 to 2015 he was one of the founders of the project Deeper People, which was devoted to an exclusive series of private parties, called So Close And Deep.From 2015 to 2017 he worked as a sound engineer at one of his country’s leading TV channels.His slogan is “Life is feelings my feelings are music.” Definitely one to watch for the future.
Afterhour Trax is back with another progressively charged compilation featuring 20 of the hottest cuts to come out of the Bonzai stable in the last few months. For Afterhour Trax 22 we’ve pushed the boat out yet again and selected the very best gems for your listening pleasure. Tracks and remixes from artists such as Airwave, Paul Angelo & Don Argento, Basil O’Glue, Nico Parisi, Manu Riga, Matan Caspi, Neptun 505, Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra, Concrete Waves, AudioStorm, Bob The Groove and Joc H among others are all on hand to provide you with the weapons required to destroy the floors. Some serious head turners here, a definite must for your arsenal.
Spanish DJ and producer Alex Vidal returns after a short hiatus with the superb Epiphany. We last saw him back in 2016 on remix duties for Blufeld & Platunoff – Tiefe Gedanken as well as appearances on several of our compilations. Alex found a passion for music at a very young age when he learned to play Spanish guitar and piano. He grew up listening a wide range of music from the 80’s & 90’s, the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, A-Ha, New Order, The Cult, Nirvana and Metallica, are just some of the bands that shaped his youth. He started to DJ in the early 90’s playing techno, trance & house in local clubs and private parties. The next step in his musical career came in 2012 when he started to produce his own music. Soon after he had releases on various prestigious progressive labels like Stellar Fountain with Stellarium EP, Mistique Music with Lost In Your Eyes, OLD SQL Recordings with Nomads Of The Sky EP and Perfecto Records with Wild Beauty which was featured on Paul Oakenfolds DJ Box in March 2014. Since then he has racked up an impressive release count on Bonzai progressive where he showcases his awesome brand of progressive grooves.
Madrid based artist Jesus Gonzalez aka Jacob Singer returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Ain Sof EP and this one comes hot on the heels of his previous stomper Marduk. Jesus made his BP debut back at the start of 2017 with the impressive My Inner EP which saw some great support among many. A veteran on the progressive scene he has churned out many noteworthy releases on various labels. A master of his craft, we’re delighted to have him back.
Lisbon based music duo The Slum Vanguards aka Syper and Vanhell, mark their debut on Piston with the fantastic Solace EP which is a super sexy slice of dancey house music. Syper and Vanhell got together back in 2011, which is also the year they joined Fuse Records. They share a common identity strengthened by eclectic tastes and a creative freedom that allows them to run all the spoils of electronic music without any boundaries. They are attentive to the reality of the world we all live in and they arise as the representative name of memory and awareness to the imbalance that still exists in this so called modern world, where no one is absolutely saved. Inspired by the underground, The Slum Vagabunds present themselves on an alternative line, far from the mainstream, which is what makes their brand imprint gain strength in musical aspects ranging from deep house to modern techno.
One of Piston’s longer standing contributors Marco Madia returns with another deep house slice entitled Gray Squirrel that will keep the floors moving no doubt. This one marks his ninth outing as well as appearances on several compilations over the years. We’re always excited when his latest offerings drop into the mailbox and already we can’t wait for his next one, for now though, get down and dirty with these deep and groovy movers.
It’s been a while since we treated you to some chilled out sounds from Bonzai Elemental so we dug into the archives to bring you the very best from Finnish producer, DJ and remixer Miika Kuisma. Most of Miika’s works found their home on our Subtraxx imprint as well as a few on Progrez, Bonzai Elemental and Joof. Here, we’ve selected 10 beautifully crafted cuts that will take you on an inner journey leaving you fulfilled and open minded. Ambient is something Miika does very well, he has been heavily influenced by some of electronics greats, notably Cosmic Baby, Jam & Spoon, Jarre and the early days of Eye-Q. His usual style is that of progressive melodic trance, not too deep and not cheesy. Miika is big into technology and philosophy and it is that mind that creates awesome soundscapes for our ears. So sit back and relax to these beautiful sounds.
DJ and producer from Mauritius, Kush returns to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Night Owl which follows his last outing – Trigger. Kush was interested and passionate about music since his early childhood. He started to learn the basics of music using a keyboard at the age of 5. Growing up, he discovered the possibility of making music using computers and grabbed the opportunity to develop his skills and talents to produce electronic music. He was also part of a local rock band as a keyboardist. He is into many different genres of music and his electronic music inspirations and selections are rooted in groovy beats, heavy bass lines, emotive chords, dark synths, percussive, melodic and old school soundscapes.
England based DJ and producer Zed White debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Crazy Diamonds which comes backed up with excellent remixes from Kiz Pattison. Zed has appeared on several top quality labels over the years and he recently debuted on our Green Martian imprint with a great remix on Maxim Vozisov’s Gravitation. A solid and diverse artist who does not disappoint.