Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, he went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all kind of world, funk and folk, dub and reggae, soul and all kinds of music really.
At the age of 15 he had dj’s and performers as friends and his contact with the after-hours scene in Lisbon started at the early age of 16, making his personal heroes DJ’s like Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Daftpunk, Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Plastikman, Green Velvet, The Orb, Larry Levan, Luke Slater, Underworld, Derrick Carter, and many more…
He started his musician career in 1998 as a percussionist playing all over Portugal as a freelancer and as a member of many bands like the folk band Dazkarieh in 2002, and the chillout project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Then he his way into production of electronic music between chillout and deep house and playing as a DJ at most of the trance and techno open air party’s and clubs all over Portugal having his debut abroad in 2009 in Belgrade Serbia at the Namaste Club.
It is only in 2008 after he graduates from the National Conservatory of Cinema, in the Sound Department, that he begins to embrace the production of house and techno at a full range. He pursuits for different and more accurate deep and groovy house tunes working as a DJ, Producer/Remixer and sound recordist and closely involved with Piston Recordings ran by his long time friend Rogério Martins.
Piston Recordings Artist, A&R and Event Manager
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Daniele Kama is a Italian DJ & Producer with previous collaborations with Kaiserdisco, Pierce, Phunklarique and Broombeck in labels like Sphera, Inmotion Music, Factomania, Orion Muzik, Potobolo, Blackrose, Microtech, Soulman Music and many others.
Determined to build a long term relationship with Piston Recordings, where he already released is The Revenge EP, with great feedback, both label and artist are expecting a very fruitful relationship to blossom soon.
Piston Recordings Artist
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The Lights Electronika project started in the end of the last millennium at one of St.Petersburg’s high schools where the project’s future creators met. Max and Leon shared the same passion for music, hip hop being their major interest. First thoughts about electronic music came to them in 1998 after the guys saw a TV show dedicated to new music styles of the time.
In 1999 the duo lost each other for a while Leon moved to Finland, but after a year they met again in Helsinki where they got to know drum and bass music and went in that direction. Max and Leon dived into the fast-changing world of electronic music. Soulful and Atmospheric D’n’B pushed guys to transform their affection to the style into something more than just a hobby.
Leon learned to use music software to write his first D’n’B samples in Finland while Max started his professional music career as a Dj at one of St.Petersburg’s music promo groups. After gaining the needed experience and some success with audience, Max and Leon united to create a joint project, which started off as a series of parties dedicated to drum and bass.
In 2007 the guys finally got the opportunity to work together when Max moved to Finland. Meanwhile they began to develop an interest to the house music and new experiments led to the creation of the Lights Electronika/Synthetic Pigments projects. The latter one was fully dedicated to the soulful D’n’B.
Since 2007 Max and Leon proved themselves to become a significant part of the electronic world of Finland’s capital with their sets played in mainstream clubs of Helsinki…
Piston Recordings Artists
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Mute: is a dj / producer heavily influenced by his family musical background – he grew up surrounded by drum machines & synths and at an early age was taken to the DMC’s which in his own words “changed his life” and started his obsession with vinyl/djing.
With a long story within the music business with his Kike Pravda moniker, MUTE: is another side of him, a more minimal,tech and detroitish sound.
Piston Recordings Artist
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Born in Elizondo (Navarra-Spain), Piek is next to Oren BI or El_Txef_A, one of the electronic music artists from Euskadi that are gaining more and more respect around the world.
His talent is reflected in numerous productions, doing collaborations with artists like UNER, Danny Serrano or with Miguel Toro . The result of this work was his nomination for best revelation producer in Deejaymagazine, and the licensing of his song “La Gondola” with Stan Garac in the last compilation of the legendary London club Fabric, mixed by Derrick Carter himself.
His passion for music since he was a little kid has allowed him to develop a very special selection when it comes to playing records.Thats why his DJ sets are always a surprise, diferent and a sharing experience with the audience.
Piston Recordings Artist, A&R and Label Manager
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Rogério Martins was born in 1974 in Setúbal, Portugal, and since a tender age his passion for music was always present, either collecting records or recording radioshows to exaustion.
It was not until 1995, during the big electronic boom in Portugal that his interest for deejaying growed and soon after he was already playing bars and clubs in his hometown.
Fast forward to 2004, where he saw his first record release, Deep Flight 01 and straight after a series of remixes and originals were starting to see the daylight in several labels like Look At You Records or Player Records.
Back in 2007 he then started his own label, Piston Recordings, where since then he has been releasing several works, originals and remixes and getting praises from various top dj’s in the world like Laurent Garnier, John Acquaviva, etc…
Nowadays he keeps working on Piston Recordings with fellow artists Accatone and Piek, DJ’ing regularly nationally and internationally in Spain, Germany, Belgium, etc and preparing a bunch of original works to be released in Piston Recordings.
Piston Recordings Artist, A&R and Managing Director
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Valeria is a native of the Russian Federation, where she started spinning around 2004 in St.Petersburg. At that time,she was playing housey rhythms until she discovered more deep and funky roots.
After spending some time just DJing ,she then decided to learn more about music software and music for all that matters. At the moment her music is running on Heritage Records, Piston Recordings, Potobolo Records, remixes for Factomania, Vendetta and many more. She showcased her live sets in a lot of countries in Europe and Asia.
In 2010 she had a 12 dates tour around India that shows how far she as reached. Her manner of playing is always creative, dancefloor orientated with vintage tracks and her own productions.
From 2010 on she began her collaboration with duo Lights Electronika.
Piston Recordings Artist
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Villa Gombao Inc. (Alvaro Villa & Alex Gombao) are a spanish couple of upcoming dj’s and producers. In less than a year together in the studio, they have published their works in labels like Salted Music, directed by Miguel Migs, or Gruuv, directed by Audiojack.
They´ve also worked for labels such as Seamless Records, Piston Recordings, Raisani, Music Adaptation or Espai Music.
His tracks are supported and charted by artists like Danny Tenaglia, Joris Voorn, Karotte, Len Faki, Mendo, Riva Starr, Supernova, Mark Knight, Grant Nelson, Gramophonedzie amongst others.
They have a special relationship with Ibiza, where they´ve gone through clubs such as Pacha and Space, and every week make a program at the prestigious Ibiza Global Radio broadcasting station.
Outside Ibiza, they have visited various Spanish cities including Madrid, Valencia, Pamplona, Vitoria, Malaga, Alicante and Seville amongst others, and countries like Croatia, Canada and UK.
In early 2011, they received two nominations in the Espiral Fm awards, in the categories of “Best Upcoming Dj”and best “Upcoming producer” for his work in 2010.
Piston Recordings Artists
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