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Mariner joins forces with Miss T to deliver the superb Don’t Let Go which comes with a solid remix from Chris Domingo & Miss T. Mariner aka Jay Roebuck began as a hip-hop, experimental producer in the early 90’s. Having been exposed to house music at The Edge, Jacksonville, he immediately fell in love with the vibe, the sound, and the unity that the house scene provided. While performing at a warehouse party in Jacksonville under the name Aquanauts, he was discovered by DJ Rob-E and invited to meet with KRAM Records in Orlando. Mariner was signed as an artist and began working as the labels primary studio engineer and co-producer all the time writing tracks that would be featured on his ever-popular debut album Amphibian. Mariner has had a unique sound from day one. As his name suggests, he is heavily influenced by all things water. This fluid nature is ever present in his song structure and sound selection, incorporating wicked drum programming, memorable melodies, beautiful pads, and natural sound effects, Mariner has the ability to not only make everyone in house want to dance but also embrace the person next to them in unconditional love. Miss T is one half of the electronic music duo, Chris Domingo & Miss T, focusing on Deep House, Progressive, Electronic & Downtempo. She has also worked with Universal, Jive Records, Krucial Keys, Beluga Heights (JR Rotem), Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild), Omen (EMO), O-Town, Rich Cronin, & Nas to name a few. She has been successful on the awards front having won the 2009 Dream Stream TV for Songwriter Winner and she was the first person ever to score a 100% on the Pro Tools Expert Icon Certification. On the remix Chris Domingo joins forces with Miss T. He is a veteran of the house music movement, hailing originally from San Francisco, CA, USA, but truly making a name for himself in the Florida underground house and breakbeat club scene in the early 90s. As a DJ, music producer and mastering engineer, Chris Domingo’s influence can be heard on several popular record labels over the last 20 years, some of which include: Nervous, Nuevadeep, Majestic, Macarize, Bonzai, Fris!, Songbird, Platypus, Limbo, Global Trance Network, Loaded and Fluid. Chris Domingo’s remix, original compositions and mastering work may also be found on mainstream labels like Sony, Warner Brothers, Maverick, and Black Hole.
Dylan Dowie debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the sublime Synapse which is backed up with two solid remixes. Dylan is an up and coming young DJ and Producer from Glasgow. Starting off as a regular bedroom DJ, he has made the transition into a club DJ on the Scottish scene. Influenced by artists across different genres such as John O’Callaghan, Sander Van Doorn and Will Atkinson, Dylan has made a reputation for himself through playing professional warm-up sets at various venues and has been commended for impeccable track selection by many. More recently Dylan has taken his inspiration from the likes of Solid Stone, Gai Barone, and Yotto to name a few. He has developed a love for deeper and more progressive sounds as he continues to progress as both a DJ and an artist. Dylan has supported some of the biggest names in electronic music over the last few years, whilst representing some of Scotland’s biggest club nights and brands. As a DJ, he is able to boast being on line-ups alongside Menno De Jong, 4-Strings, Jordan Suckley, Sneijder, John Askew, Vini Vici and Blastoyz. He has became a regular feature at Glasgow event Trancelate. A personal highlight for Dylan was warming up for Ferry Corsten for Colours, playing a Progressive House set which received great feedback. Moving into music production, the future goal for Dylan is to spend more time in the studio perfecting his skills and developing his sound.
Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz returns to Piston Recordings with the superb three tracker entitled 1976 EP. This cut follows his 2016 debut on Piston – Daydream EP, which gained great support across the board. Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.
Luhk debuts on Piston Recordings with the excellent Borealis EP. Over the last few years this hugely talented artist has released some fine quality cuts on various labels with a great response from the floors and jocks. With a penchant for tech house you can be sure that this release will find its way into many sets.
B2brothers & PhilKB mark their Green Martian debut with the impressive Trip EP. These guys join forces once again and deliver two solid cuts for the floors. Carlo Gomes and Anthony Liuzzi make up B2brothers, they grew up together in Bari, Italy and they share a passion for music. They are resident jocks at Il Trappeto and have played alongside several top names including Riva Starr, Luca Agnelli, ItaloBros, The Martinez Brothers, Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer and many others. In April 2017 they released their first track as B2brothers on My Choice Recordings which was quickly followed by a cut on Purple Sun Records. On 30th April 2017 they played at one of the best known festivals in the world, the SunBreak Malta Club MTV. PhilkB is a musician and composer who loves experimenting with new sounds and ways of making music. For many years he has devoted himself to the research and realization of personal projects and now he feels he has reached that place where he can integrate live elements with ambient and. His first few tracks have been with B2brothers and together they are proving themselves a powerful force with much more to come in the future.
London, UK based artist Okubo debuts on Bonzai Elemental with the tripped out vibes of the four track cut Kofuku. This hugely talented producer is known for creating blissful vibes that generate deep thought provoking moments. His sound is defined by raw organic flavours and with this EP you will most definitely be drawn into his world.
Our Club Traxx series continues with Progressive House 21 which contains a hugely impressive line-up of 20 solid progressive cuts. These tracks will beef up your collection while ensuring you have the perfect tools to take the floors on a magical journey. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Nico Parisi, Nigh Shift Master, Cortex Thrill, Thorin, Platunoff and Blufeld, Paul Angelo and Don Argento, Pavlin Petrov and Graham Lloris, Yuriy From Russia, Matan Caspi, Iga Dep, Sonsez, Cryss, Bob The Groove, Eugene Becker, Roddy Reynaert and Phi Phi, Stan Kolev and many more offer up tantalising grooves to get the party into full swing. An absolute must have pack in your arsenal.
Gabriel West & Ricardo Piedra deliver their latest floor destroyer in the form of the two tracker entitled Miocen. Gabriel and Ricardo have settled in extremely well here at Bonzai with multiple quality releases to show for their efforts. This latest slice is no exception in their long line of solid progressive cuts and follows the very well received Roulette EP. They also branch out on solo runs from time to time, most recently we had Della from Ricardo while Gabriel has seen releases on various other labels. A highly talented pairing no doubt, we always look forward to new material from these two.
Wild Dee and Driule XL debut on Piston Recordings with the fantastic tech house flavours of Detroit Toy EP. The guys have worked extensively together in the past and they seem to have the perfect relationship for creating special sounds. Darius Dumbliauskas aka Wild Dee is an upcoming producer and DJ from Lithuania. He found his passion for house music early on in his life and since 2012 he’s found himself DJing all over his home country. Music production is essential in his life which is why he enjoys playing around with many different genres. Driule XL aka Audrew Kolesnikov is inspired by the vitality of nightlife and his passion for music and he quickly immersed himself into the house scene of his adoptive city Vilnius. He has a bachelor’s degree in Arts & Cultural Management. In 2013 he won a Burn Residency Baltic’s competition which took him to Ibiza as part of the prize. His talent has rocketed him from small local venues to the biggest clubs in the Lithuania and Europe. Together they produce a radio show called Driule & The Gang which broadcasts every Friday evening on Power Hit Radio station. Their radio show is focused on fresh House, Tech-House and Techno music.
Italian DJ and producer trio, Cristian Carpentieri, Guido Nemola and Chico Perulli aka Joyfull Family return to Piston with the excellent Keep On Dubbin’ EP which comes hot on the heels of their last effort – Lost Pleasures EP – back in June 2017. Ten years ago these guys got together to create underground tracks and house remixes. Their 2005 hit Da Breaker got plenty of airtime, notably through gaining top spot on various European charts including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection. They went on to remix for international stars like Corrina Joseph and Shawn Christopher as well as a remix for Cajmere and Dajae’s Brighter Days. In the last couple of years they’ve racked up a very impressive release count on several labels with their brand of deep and tech house hitting the spot for many jocks and clubbers alike. Nice to see them back for more at Piston.
German music genius L.S.G. aka Oliver Lieb throws up a nice little surprise for us with brand new remixes of his famous 1996 cut Netherworld. First appearing on his second studio album – Volume Two – Netherworld quickly became a firm favourite around the world, and now in 2017 we get a glorious re-mastered version and three superb mixes all on a quality vinyl pressing.
One of Bonzai’s most prolific artists gets to grips with one of Bonzai’s most famous cuts. Manu Riga takes on Eternally by Quadran, a track that spawned the pioneering Bonzai Trance Progressive label back in 1996. Our 25 years celebrations just wouldn’t be the same without including Quadran, at the time made up by the formidable duo of Philippe Toutlemonde and Philippe Van Mullem – who sadly passed away in 2015 and who is dearly missed by many around the world. These guys had worked on numerous projects together over the years and Quadran was certainly the most popular. A string of hits in the mid to late nineties piqued the interest of many true progressive fans and after a short period of inactivity Philippe Van Mullem brought the Quadran sound into the new millennium to the delight of many. Manu Riga is undoubtedly one of Bonzai Progressive’s hardest working artists with a raft of originals and even more remixes that could easily fill a whole set all night long. His sound has touched many and he shows excellence in everything he touches. Recently he has tweaked his style to be slightly darker, with a touch of tech which shines through in this remix. Get on this one, it will blow the roof no doubt and keep an ear out for more special remixes in the months ahead.
Tel Aviv based DJ and producer Matan Caspi remains a firm favourite at Bonzai Progressive and here we have his latest slice entitled Shiny Coral Reefs. Matan is undoubtedly one of the most productive electronic music producers under the spotlight. He has been constantly developing his music productions and his work has been internationally exposed and played by many artists and top DJ’s around the globe. As well as producing he is running the label Outta Limits together with his good friend and production partner Stan Kolev, busy with touring and concentrating on his future productions, where you will find original, raw and innovative material. He continues to dish out quality vibes on various labels and there can be no doubt that his music will be loudly heard on the most popular dance floors around the world.