Recent posts: Tech House
Pedro Walter marks his Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two track EP entitled Call It A Plan. Hailing from Lisbon, producer, remixer and DJ, Pedro Walter is one of the most prolific and talented Tech House and Techno artists in Portugal. With over 12 years of experience he has an accomplished ability to read the dancefloor and has performed in all the top clubs and festivals in Portugal. As a producer, he began his career in 2011 and he’s released a plethora of quality cuts on several top labels. A powerful force in the world of house music, delighted to have him on board.
Lisbon based music duo The Slum Vagabunds aka Syper and Vanhel return to Piston with delicious Conspiracy EP. Syper and Vanhell’S first outing here – Solace EP – was very well received indeed with a lot of support and, no doubt this newest effort will follow suit. The guys 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.
Piston Recordings stalwart Marco Madia is back with the outstanding Orbital Decay EP which marks his 12th offering in the last few years. Last time around he gave the fantastic The Jackals EP which was very well received indeed. Marco was born in Milan (IT) and spent the greater part of his teen years playing in the local underground scene and making music. In 2006 he moved to Berlin, where he got a degree in audio engineering and started working as a sound designer. The work with sound design has had a great impact on Marco’s music making and he frequently mergers the two. Apart from the music, some of which has been released under the name Flip Morton, and sound design, Marco has also done a lot of work on film soundtracks, exhibitions and performances. A huge talent in our midst we'[re delighted to have on board.
Our next Ghettoblasters compilation features 15 tantalising deep, techy grooves that will definitely boost your set and rock the floors. Original works from Simon Shaw, Eat Dust, John Deluxe and Trippin Fox, Luhk, Aitor Astiz, Le Mills, Gabriel Gush, Alessandro De Tugli, Franco BA, DJ Entwan and Dan Corco, Wild Dee and Driule XL, Massi ISX, Rulers and Enrico Bellan and Mattias Coll are all on hand to deliver the goodness and give your set a fresh sound that will be the envy of your peers. An absolute must have collection that does not disappoint.
Gogan debuts on Piston Recordings with a tantalising tech house joint entitled Sin EP. Gogan is a DJ, music producer and club event promoter from Wrocław. In 2008 he set up a collective named Trippy Sounds and since then Trippy Sounds have organized parties with artists such as Robag Wruhme, Kink, DJ T., Robert Babicz, Dinky, Hector, Burnski, Catz n Dogz and many more. His music has appeared on several labels since 2015 and his unique style has led to great support during that time. Great to have him on board here at Piston.
Ivo C is back at Piston with another corker of an EP entitled Cosmic Waves. His last outing here – It’s Time EP, performed very well indeed and we’ve no doubt this follow up will be just as infectious. Ivo has been releasing quality content since 2013 and his work has appeared on the likes of Deepmentality Records, Club Rayo Disquets, Kermesse Music, Votan Records and more. He puts in a lot of time DJing at various events around his hometown and beyond and his sets are renowned for pumping the crowd with energy and dynamic mixing.
Belgian DJ and producer Jazzawesz marks his full debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb two tracker entitled Protest. We got a taste of his sound back in 2015 with an appearance on our My House Is Your House 12 compilation as well as a listing on The Secrets of the Trade 005 in 2016. Over the last few years he’s been racking up an extensive back catalogue on several top labels, making a respected reputation for quality in the process. Great to have him on board here at BP.
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.
Mexico native JCL aka Jesús Cuevas León debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Rain & Dance EP. Since a young age Jesús has been influenced by technology, this ultimately led him to electronic music. Over the last 5 or more years he has notched up quite an impressive release count across several labels and he has established himself as a respected DJ and artist. We welcome him to Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
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.
Athens, Greece based Tolis Q aka Apostolis Palantzas debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb three track EP entitled Foolish Behaviour. DJ, producer, remixer, label owner, party maker and entrepreneur are just some of the ways to describe this hugely talented artist. His love for music is transparent through his devotion to his calling, the reward comes in the shape of success having produced and signed tracks through his label Quantized Music which have been supported by some of the world’s cream of the crop. Regarded all over Greece for DJ sets bursting with euphoria, style and attitude, always unleashing his potential with powerful dance floor sessions that serve as both unique and unforgettable experiences. With a full discography of productions, collaboration projects and remixes to his credit, Tolis’ brand of sound delivers sultry grooves, pulsing deep baselines, and intensely energetic tracks that work magnificently in the hands of DJs as well as big sound systems to the swankiest of lounges all over the globe. Delighted to have him on board at Piston.
Argentinean DJ and producer duo Agustin Dutari and Mauro Mosciaro return to Piston with more tech house grooves on the two track Momentum EP. We got a nice treat with their debut Behind The Beat a few months ago and we’ve no doubt this one will follow suit. These guys are two clear examples of how Argentinean dance culture is shifting and moving, especially towards the rhythms of house. In the studio they combine their skill sets to produce only the finest quality beats and grooves. Agustin utilises his DJ skills, which he has presented at top clubs including Pacha, Ibiza and in showcases for Ibiza Global Radio. He has also travelled the beautiful Balearic Islands playing at different beach clubs and bars such as Sands, Delano, White, Magic Boat Party and Veto Social Club. Mauro combines his career as a music producer with DJing. He runs his own studio and when he’s not laying down house laden beats he’s working with bands and solo artists as a sound engineer. Working together for the last couple of years they are able to hone in on each other’s ideas with some very nice results indeed.
Bilboni aka Slovene musician Goran Bilbija debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the wonderful two tracker entitled Off Road EP. Goran’s early starts in the field were marked by attending and concluding a music school, where he learnt to play the accordion. As a teenager, his passion for music accelerated to the point where he would spend all his monthly pocket money on borrowing/buying new records. Growing up, he started tasting the club life. Drawn by the electronic sounds, he would always be the last to go home. At that point he was inspired by the early Euro sounds such as LA Style, as well as EuroDance, Culture Beat, 2 Unlimited and Captain Jack to name a few. As a professional sportsman (handball), Goran had to give up on his music dreams for a while, yet he never completely stopped his production. At the age of 20, he established a successful music duo 2 Alive and signed quite a few contracts with various record labels. After years of music production, Goran finally decided to dedicate his time fully to music, issuing his very own tracks. Inspired by world famous DJ’s, such as Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Joseph Capriati, Luciano, Julian Jeweil and others, he sees himself most in tech house vibes. Being fully committed to his fans, he is always open for new suggestions and critique. Convinced that self-awareness is the key to delivering quality, you can certainly expect no less than a technical perfection of mesmerizing beats.
Barletta, Italy based DJ and producer Michele Battaglia debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb tech house fuelled Getta EP. Michele’s passion for music became evident from a young age. He discovered a whole world of new sounds and DJ’s which inspired him and fed his desire in music. Tech House and techno are two genres he feels most comfortable in and since 2015 he has seen release on labels such as Sousa Label and Shaman Records. A rising talent with lots to offer, hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon but for now enjoy this solid cut.