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Bonzai stalwart Nico Parisi returns with another superb cut entitled Silenzio which features a stellar remix from Stan Kolev. Nico is a veteran on the scene with over 20 years in the bag – starting out DJing in several Belgian clubs before releasing his first material on Atmoz. DJing is still a big part of his musical career and in recent years he’s been a regular fixture at our annual Bonzai Retro parties as well as various other huge events in Belgium. On the production front Nico always brings his A game, showcasing his creative prowess and crafting unique progressive soundscapes for our listening pleasure. His last outing here was a specially commissioned remix of Quadran’s Unlovable which went down a real treat among many fans. Prior to this he delivered a solid remix on Stan Kolev’s Circulation.
Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston Recordings with his tenth offering entitled Cachofarra EP. Mario always serves up a real treat with everything he produces. This time he delves into tech house with two tracks that will most definitely represent his superb talents. Previous outing here have proven very popular thanks to high chartings and numerous playlistings.
Portuguese artist LUS debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic The Most Famous Classic EP. Since 2016 LUS has been churning out serious beats on various labels. Known for his deep house grooves, LUS is already a name synonymous with quality and we’ve no doubt this will continue for a long time. Delighted to have him at Piston.
For 2017 Oliver has created a new solid mix called the Main Mix offering up a wonderful tribute to the original. It delivers punchy kicks and crispy sharp hats alongside bright percussions. Mesmerizing pads fade in as a minimal bassline dances across the groove creating a wonderful re-imagined take on the original. Gated synths ease in to the arrangement and the break on the mix opens up to reveal that beautiful melody. Throughout the track the vocal adds character as well as keeping the classic vibe alive.
Real Time wastes no time in getting right down to business from the get go. Chunky kick drums are front and centre alongside a monster pumping bassline that will shudder the floors into submission. A deep droning bass adds intensity to the sound a brighter keys fade through. The synths become prominent on the break and are joined by a cool groovy vocal. Mesmeric and hypnotic, this one will definitely provide a welcome boost in any set.
We kick off 2018 with a fantastic progressive outing from dynamic studio partners Pavlin Petrov and Graham Lloris who return to Bonzai Progressive with the superb Another World which features three solid remixes from Audio Noir, MacroVision and Zed White. Last time out the guys gave us the superb We Are Not Alone which performed very well gaining great support across the board. Pavlin has been churning out quality vibes here for a while now and his last solo BP cut – Tremor EP, is a perfect example of this. Graham has worked alongside Pavlin on other occasions with fantastic results and he’s been churning out quality cuts since 2012 and has established himself as a solid, consistently creative artists.
Piston Recordings is proud to present our end of year mega pack featuring 96 choice cuts from our extensive repertoire. 2017 marked our 10th year at the helm and proved to be a hugely successful 12 months with nothing but sheer quality house music, deep house, tech house and techno every week. Tracks from the likes of Daniel Ray, Marco Madia, Leandro Silva, Eat Dust, Southern Groove, Monotronik, Rogerio Martins, Boyard, Ivo C, Demarkus Lewis, Mike Morales and Mi Ke, Smokin Us, Jakhira, Joyfull Family, P.A.M.O. and a host of others are all on hand to boost the party and keep the floors moving. Make sure you bag this one and get a taste of what Piston is all about, then come and join us as we head into 2018 with more funky ass grooves and straight up house joints.
We continue our special 25 Years remix series with another inspiring classic cut from the archives. This time Crocy gets to grips with the fantastic Scorpia from Belgian DJ and producer (and legend) Marco Bailey. This 1996 gem was Marco’s first foray into the Bonzai world. A pumping instant classic that rocked out many venues in its day. With its distinct Bonzai sound, this one slotted beautifully into many sets, easily crossing over the techno/trance boundary. The original release also included three other top notch cuts Tyrex, Bambu and Sunbeam which made for a very desirable must-have-track. On the remix we find one of modern day Bonzai’s most prolific artists – Crocy. This guy has given us a plethora of quality cuts over the years and is an integral part of what the Bonzai sound represents today. He began his musical career back in 1992 when he was attending musical school in his hometown. He played the accordion for seven years and travelled through different genres of music, which influences his performances even now. An experienced DJ, Crocy embraced the digital world and all the possibilities it brings while holding on to his analogue past. His many years as an artist are evident in his tracks and sets and his last outing for Bonzai Progressive – Passion – tells that tale.
We are very excited to bring you this jam packed 10 Years Of Piston Recordings compilation featuring 14 brand new, unreleased and exclusive tracks from a host of talented artists that have helped make Piston what it is today. From the old guard who stood with us in the early days, to the new, up-and-coming artists of today, we’ve got some special tracks lined up. Back in 2007 when we first started, we set out to provide a platform for fresh sounds being put together by talented Portuguese artists. Now, in 2017 we are a celebrated label with a presence in multiple countries around the world, which is a testament to the forward thinking, and desire we continue to show. Lush deep house and pumping tech house original joints from label boss Rogerio Martins, Accatone, Ritz, Rubba J, Mike Morales, Daniel Ray, Marco Madia, Bonetti, Joal, Upright, Josu Freire, Eat Dust, Agustin Dutari & Mauro Mosciaro and Carlo Caldareri are all on hand to deliver the sound of Piston and the sound of the future. Celebrate with us and get these superb cuts into your collection with a guarantee that your party will rock.
Belgian music maestro Adriaan Baussens aka Manu Riga delivers another superb slice in the form of the two tracker Fires In The Sky. Manu Riga continues to refine his sound, taking his distinct progressive style on a more melodic techno journey, the results are simply stunning. This one follows his last stunning slice alongside John M with Trying Harder which gained great support from across the board. Outside of production Manu hosts his monthly radioshow – Escape – on Progressive Beats giving us a taste of his impeccable track selection and DJing skills. Always a pleasure to have his new work drop into the mailbox and we hope to see more soon.
Orlando, Florida based DJ and Producer Seth Vogt returns to BP after his sublime remix on Randy Seidman & Ido – Dreamwalker and this time he is joined by fellow Floridian Silva on the three tracker Cinematic which features a collaboration between the guys as well as two solo cuts from Seth. Seth has been producing dance music professionally since 1996 and has done remixes for many underground acts as well as being commissioned for remixes by household names such as The Script, Korn, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Trina and more. He is the owner of M-Toxin Recordings and has over 200 professional releases on several labels. Also based in Orlando, Silva aka Hobert Silva marks his debut at Bonzai Progressive with this one, and what an entrance he makes. Hobert is better known working under his Avlish guise where he has notched up an impressive release count over the last few years. He is influenced by all forms of progressive and applies quality to all of his productions. He is the owner of Sweet Science Records which has been churning out cutting edge sounds since 2007. He has worked with Seth in the past as well as many other top artists including Bonzai regular Matan Caspi. Great to have him on board and great to have Seth back also.
Lille, France based DJ and producer P.A.M.O. is back at Piston Recordings the fantastic Get It Crazy EP. This one marks his fourth outing here and his last slice – Coitus EP – gained great support across the board. With several releases on various labels, P.A.M.O. always brings his A game when it comes to deep house grooves.
Scottish DJ and producer Andrew Lewis debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic three track slice entitled Reality Parts. Andrew is an electronic music producer with almost two decades of experience. He started out in progressive music and quickly found a niche with his sublime sound. With releases under Se7enth Fury, Grammaton Records and Sold Soul Records he continues to make a big splash in the industry. He combines a deep knowledge of various genres along with solid DJ skills, definitely one to keep an eye and an ear on and we’re delighted to have him on board.
Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves and they return to Piston Recordings with the impressive three track slice Do To Me EP. Their last outing here – Subculture – was very well received indeed having landed on many charts and playlists. The pair DJ regularly all over the place and are known for their tight, groovy sets. They’ve put out several top quality cuts recently on Underground Source Records and Sync Forward, moving between tech house and deep house. Great to see them back once more.