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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 90is. Having been exposed to house music at The Edge n 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.
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.
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.
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 DJis 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.
Maxi Taboada & Pablo Pingitore debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb La Palmera EP. This Argentinean duo have been making waves on the scene for a number of years now and have release quality cuts on various labels. They’ve worked together numerous times and it’s evident in their productions that they have a mutual understanding for creating the perfect groove. Great to have them on board and no doubt we’ll be hearing much more soon.
Spanish DJ and producer Aitor Astiz debuts on Piston with the fantastic two track release entitled Do It Again. He got into music at the age of 6 and later he discovered electronica. Inspired by house music his productions delve into the old skool sound. With several quality releases under his belt already, you can be sure you’ll be seeing a lot more from this guy in the future.
Spanish DJ and producer Juanma Llopis returns to Piston after a bit of a hiatus with the excellent Sowilo. We last caught a glimpse of this guy’s work here back in 2015 with Going Insane which was very well received indeed. Juanma is a lover of music and is able to turn his hand to various genres, but Deep House is where he mostly resides. His DJing has taken him all over Spain and he has appeared on labels like, Joyfull Family Records, Sound Mass Records and Vandalism Musique.
Renowned club DJ and music producer Greg S debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the superb Go Away which features two top notch remixes from Matan Caspi and Manu Riga. Greg is much revered across Belgium and Europe for his energetic sets at many top clubs. From just 16 years of age he became hooked on electronic music after visiting clubs such as Boccaccio, Cirao, Balmoral and Extreme. It was then that he knew what he wanted to do. His big break came when he landed a residency at Top Tien and from there he secured gigs in several venues including Bocca (Resident), La Rocca, La Gomera, Club Lux (Resident), Riva, The Factory, Noxx, Pacha (Bordeaux) and KU-Lounge (Benidorm) as well as festivals such as, Insomnia Nights (Resident), Magic (Resident), Illusion at the beach, Cafeina, Beachland, Ibiza at the beach, Dance -D-Vision, Retro Arena (Topradio), Le Dimanche, Happy People, Tentacao, Drunk’n Funky, Sunrise Festival and Sunset Festival. His style is a mix of Deep House, Nu Disco, Tech House and Retro. In 2014 he got into producing music and his first track – Coming Your Way – was released with great support. This guy thrives on music, it’s his passion and the passion pushed him to organize his own events – Back And Forth and Eccentric. Great to have him on board and we hope we see more soon.
Mattias Coll debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb You EP. Mattias got into electronic music at the beginning of 2008 exploring programs like Traktor and music production DAW’s such as Ableton Live, learning how to use these tools without specialised courses. He threw himself into music production, listening to the likes of DJ Chus and David Penn, this put him on the path to house music where he toys with multiple sub genres to find the best sound. Delighted to have him at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
Eat Dust aka Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva delivers his latest slice in the form of the two tracker Hustle EP. This one follows the fantastic Anomalia EP which came out in June 2017 and which gained some great support across the board. On the DJ circuit Mario enjoys playing gigs all over Portugal, particularly in the underground scene. He is a constant presence at Ramboya parties and a member of the collective LIVE Lisbon. His tracks are championed by many jocks around the world which is a testament to his unique style.