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Jakhira’s next outing on Piston is the delicious deep house groover Boston Rascal which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Rubba J and label boss Rogerio Martins. UK born but now residing in Belgium, Jack delivers a certain dynamic in his sound which captivates the listener. His musical roots spread far and wide with some serious bangers across multiple genres. More recently he has favoured the deeper, soulful side of house music while maintaining a presence in other styles. His last cut for us here at Piston was a fantastic remix on Demarkus Lewis – Sing It which grabbed a lot of attention. Much more to come from this outstandingly talented artist, stay tuned.
Broox.E aka Dylan Brooks debuts on Green Martian with outstanding two track Eclipse EP. Regarded as a hidden gem of the underground scene in Sydney. He is polishing a unique sound that’s brought his sets to festivals, clubs, warehouses and boat parties throughout Australia.His progressive style is influenced by a wide range of percussive and melodic driven sounds mostly aspired from the continual guidance of world class producer and mentor Dan Sieg. He has received prominent global support on his releases from the likes of Solarstone, Kyau & Albert, Blake Jarrell, Shingo Nakamura, Max Flyant, Paul Vinitsky and Anna Lee. His experience behind the decks has also let him open for a number of international DJ’s including Jaytech, Denis Shepherd, Coming Soon, Ace Ventura, Fender Bender, Ryanosaurus and Mandragora as well as playing an AnjunaBeats Pre-Party for Above & Beyond’s ABGT 150. We’re delighted to have him on board at we hope to see more soon.
Orenda returns with another techno slice entitled Sequence EP which is a follow up to their very successful debut – Shade EP. This dynamic duo is made up of two Belfast lads – Louis Irvine and Conor Doherty and together they are tapping in to the pumping techno niche with gusto and versatility. Their debut ranked high in many charts, with a top 10 placing on Beatport among others. They received positive feedback from many jocks as both tracks from the EP ripped up floors around the world. After speaking to both these guys we can tell they have plenty more to offer and are ferociously keen to spread their magical techno dust across the globe. Keep an eye on Orenda, they’re lurking and ready to pounce with more absolute stompers.
Legendary DJ and producer Phi Phi digs out two of his floorfillers for the remix treatment, and we couldn’t be more happier with the results. The tracks in focus are the 2016 smasher Breaking Danger and the impressive Hiccup from 2015. Helping Philippe at the mixing desk is his long time studio partner Roddy Reynaert and yet again these two musical geniuses come up with the goods.
Köschk aka Vince Aoun heads up our next Bonzai Progressive cut with the superb Levi’s. We last got a taste of this guys wonderful talent with his sublime remix on Stan Kolev’s Unravel Me back in May 2017. Lebanese DJ and producer Vince Aoun has been around the scene since 2010, when he started his online radio show Catalepsy, which ran for 5 years. Over those years, he grabbed the attention of many top jocks like Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, and Paul Oakenfold and his tracks appeared on many labels around the globe, until Cygnus got a notable release on PVD’s Vandit Records. He then decided to explore new horizons with his sound by debuting on BP in November 2015, with his fantastic track Lilium. In 2016 he started Koschk and debuted on BP with Diwan to a great reception.
James Brucke debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker Just Like That. Based in Milan with numerous excursions to London, James travels between these two cities to keep himself up to date with the latest music trends. His musical influences range from classic, soul and jazz, deep house and dub to his beloved Detroit Techno and UK Garage. He grew up listening to his parents early jazz and soul records collection, the most overwhelming influence during his childhood was McCoy Tyner. In 2013, James Brucke moved to London where he started working in a production studio as sound technician. There, he began to approach analogue instruments that he still uses today in his productions. London made James even closer to UK Garage sounds which are fully expressed in his artistic mood. During summer 2015, he took part in a the famous festival Festa Della Musica in Parco Forlanini, Milan and he also performed at the Nelson Cafe opening party and at Tilt 237 club in Milan. He is really passionate about vinyl records and he frequently goes to well known records shop to update his vinyl collection.
Buenos Aires based DJ and producer Max Biocca debuts on Piston with Calvin Is Back, a pumping two track tech house joint that will rock the floors, no doubt. In the last couple of years Max has seen several releases on labels including Beatamin Recordings and Balkan Connection Tech. His production style delivers quality vibes with every release and we’re delighted to have him on board at Piston.
Russian DJ and producer Kirill Smirnov aka Enlusion returns to Green Martian alongside Mumbai based Indian DJ and producer Pranav Mayekar on the fantastic Inner Shadow. Enlusion is making his mark on the progressive scene with some gusto, in just a very short space in time he has notched up quite an impressive back catalogue with releases on labels such as Unique Sound, Abstract Space, OLD SQL Recordings, Mystic Carousel and his debut on Green Martian at the start of 2016 – Innervate EP. Pranav is somewhat of a mysterious artist although, his Soundcloud page boasts an impressive and diverse range of sounds which intrigues. Plenty more to come from both these guys in the future, well worth checking out.
Miami Beach, Florida based Stan Kolev returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Unravel Me. Fresh off the back of remix duties for Gai Barone’s There’s A Lady, Stan racks up his 4th BP slice (not forgetting several quality remixes). As ever, we know we’re in for a real treat when this guy’s work drops into the mailbox. Unravel Me features remixes from top artists Gai Barone, Rick Pier O’Neil and Koschk.
Roman Kandel debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two track slice entitled Mac. Roman is an underground artist who loves to make smooth, deep and captivating sounds. He loves to spend his time in the studio creating and trying new music and rhythms. In 2016 he released his first track Namen, which was championed by many jocks including Gai Barone among others. Much more to come from this guy, well worth keeping an eye on.
Musical genius Airwave is on point as usual with our next Bonzai Progressive release – The Unfinished. Two beautifully crafted driving trance gems full of energy, soaring synths and pumping beats. His last outing here was his superb breaks re-work of the classic Blue Alphabet – Cybertrance, as part of our 25 years celebration which this guy has been a huge part of. With a career spanning over 20 years, Airwave remains consistent in the quality department with a seemingly never-ending creative streak. For the last number of years he’s been on something of a world tour having taken to the decks at various locations on almost all the continents bar the Antarctic (although if there is ever a club or festival, he’ll be at it). You can catch him in action at several upcoming gigs including Legacy Festival and the much anticipated 25 Years Bonzai party in November this year.
Eindhoven based Alexis Tyrel debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Rebecca Loos which comes backed up with a quality remix from Gui Boratto. Alexis has been around under various names for more than two decades. At the age of 10 he got infected with the hardcore virus and has been present in the underground scene ever since as clubber, promoter, DJ and producer, always keeping a low profile and working with a diverse selection of people. His first releases were played by artists like Robert Hood, Ben Klock and Steve Rachmad, resulting in gigs at Ostgut, Berghain, Tresor and Awakenings and residencies at Extrema and One Madrid. When also outside labels like Kanzleramt, Sino and Nervous signed his music, his underground status was totally confirmed. Now, after a short hiatus, he returns to unleash his creative sounds once again.
Piston firm favourite Marco Madia returns with his eighth production for us in the form of the fantastic Lemurs EP. One thing you will notice about all of his productions is the attention to the detail, ensuring a quality sound with every release. Marco has been in and around the underground scene for a number of years. In 2006 he moved to Berlin where he got a degree in audio engineering and soon started work as a sound designer. He also produces under the pseudonym Flip Morton and his experience has led to working on film soundtracks and exhibitions. His last outing – Toucan EP – proved popular and no doubt we’ll see more of the same here.