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Portuguese deep vibes guru Jose Reis aka Accatone joins forces with Italian DJ and producer Giuseppe D’Alessandro aka Kisk on Piston’s first release of 2014, ‘Back In Time’. Jose remains busy as ever with remix duties and original works, his latest release came via Hudd Traxx, “A Reason Not To Try” with a awesome Matthew Herbert remix . Guiseppe is making his Piston debut while he runs his own label Apparel Music which is based in the UK. He has seen a very impressive release list across many labels and his style varies with lots of diversity.
Accatone’s mix of ‘Back In Time’ delivers a solid deep house groove with cool chords and a sublime grooving bassline. The intro boasts a nice warm kick with a raspy vocal which leads into a flowing rhythm as the subtle percussions take hold. The bassline and the vocals are the main focus as the track delves deeper in the house sound. An excellent cut that will no doubt grace many a set!.
Kisk’s mix dishes out a deeper house cut with a superbly subtle intro of just low end kicks and an earthy type pad. This leads to a short break where percussions come into play on top of a cool female vocal. The track soon gets going in full on house mode as a groovy bassline takes charge. As the main break approaches the percussions ramp up a notch weaving smooth rhythms while that bass does its thing, stunning slice of deep house goodness!
Mindgamers are back from their recent stint on Frisky Radio’s world tour when they stopped off in Talinn for the guys to do an exclusive set in which they played this track for the first time. These guys need no introduction really as they are now firmly rooted within the Bonzai sound. Their new track “The Crown” comes backed up with two top notch remixes.
The Original mix gets flowing with a cool percussion led intro that builds the rhythm nicely. A superb deep bassline soon takes over the sound and matches up beautifully with a tight drum arrangement. Vocal snippets give the track a punch while the synths rise up to epic heights. On the break the levels rise yet again with wonderful strings and an awesome female vocal before crashing right back into this solid slice of progressive house, enough to raise the roof at any venue and a must for any set.
Koen Mertens has been very busy of late with a round of brilliant remixes, here he makes no exceptions as he delivers his brand of prog with another great remix. Chunky kicks fade through on the intro as the vocal sits back on top of some tight percussions. The bassline rises up in a stealthy approach and before you know it you are locked into its groove, alongside this a wall of sound is forming with huge synths stacking up on top of each other. The break does a great job maintaining the vibe and the female vocal is the perfect companion. An intense build-up gets us back into full swing, a true prog monster that is not to be missed.
UK based Lloyd Trimmer aka Cordoba is next on the remix. Lloyd has seen releases on House Proud Records and Kushtee Records. As a DJ he has played at prestigious clubs such as London’s Ministry Of Sound, The Egg and Mango, he also co-founded Substance Promotions to progress the sound of House in some of the finest venues in Hampshire and Surrey. The remix takes the prog sound a little deeper with hypnotic rhythms and a wonderful deep bass that transforms as the track drives on. Very cool FX make a big play also and work perfectly with a tight drum and percussion arrangement. Sweeping synths and subtle melodies add texture alongside clever use of the vocal samples, great stuff!
Matevz Crocy returns after his last outing ‘Cry’ featuring Ashley Berndt with a superb two track progressive house cut ‘Rotten Hour’. Crocy has been consistently churning out the goods with quality productions across different labels within the Bonzai stable and here he keeps up the momentum with the prospect of much more to come.
First up is the title track ‘Rotten Hour’, the intro boasts a chunky kick and percussion combi that builds up steady rhythms with a synth pulsing in the background. The bassline sets the track off with a true deep resonance alongside a soft vocal sample. The break enhances the vocal with cool mangled piano sound coming through, top stuff yet again out of Slovenia!
‘LanteSol’ is up next and packs a punch with a chunky kick intro and fading pads. Percussions build nicely adding smooth rhythms while a warm synth note begins to form. The bass cuts deep with resounding power and the rhythms get a boost with some very cool bongos and tablas. Vocal samples come into play throughout and on the break we are treated to more lush keys before the track kicks back in taking us on a wonderful prog house trip.
Debut release on Green Martian for Irish DJ and producer Eddie Murray aka Aeonism with his track “My Soul” which comes backed up with two top quality remixes. Eddie has been a resident DJ with John O’Callaghan’s Subculture agency, label and imprint and has begun to bring his studio productions to the live stage. He has seen releases on the likes of Baroque Records and Hotfingers, these sounds have gained support from top jocks including Tiesto, BBC Radio 1, Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, Dave Seaman, Manuel De La Mare, Alex Kenji, Tom Middleton, Andy Moor and many more.
The Original Mix intros with a fantastic bass and kick combi with very cool synths joining to get us right into a blissful house groove. The bassline stands out superbly as it delivers a solid groovy rhythm. Sweeping pads and beautiful melodic sequences add that uplifting touch making this a must have in any set.
Purveyor of fine prog house grooves Blufeld adds his talents in the remix pool with a sublime effort. Here the original mix is stripped down resulting in a slightly darker tone with focus on deep resonating basses and hypnotic synths. Subtle melodies try to peak through deep grooves and on the break they get their chance to shine in a wonderful sequence that leads us right back into this full on prog house stomper. Top quality stuff yet again from the land of Blufeld.
Davide Catania settles in at the remix desk with his take on the original. Davide has seen releases on Green Martian in the past with his most recent “Desert Sky” performing very well. Here he beefs up the sound with much tougher style of sound. The basslines pack a massive punch and contrast well with the sweet piano melodies before breaking down into a cool synth led riff that takes us back into a tough and solid groove. Top track and sure to be popular among many jocks.
Well known Russian DJ and producer Alexander Fedosov aka DaSmokin’Frogz debuts on BP with this superb three tracker entitled ‘Hidden Door’. Alexander also goes by the names Patrick P and P. Lankton, he runs his own radioshows like Family Business on Pure.FM and has seen releases on labels such as Carica, Vise Versa, Baroque, TrippleFire, Reelaux and Pure Substance.
First up we get right into the deep progressive house vibes of the title track ‘Hidden Door’. The intro sets off with a cool raspy FX line that leads nicely into a punchy kick and crisp hat combination. The super low bass resonates through the grooves as the track gains momentum. Plucky notes provide a slither of melody that fits well into the deeper vibe while a cool modulated arp sweeps in and out, brilliant stuff!
‘Flex’ goes straight for the jugular with a heavy layered bass powering through from the off. Very cool percussive FX form the beginnings of a solid rhythmic sequence as the layers build. The track breaks into smooth tech vibes as a vocal sample creeps in. Cool housey keys are loitering at the rear before crashing back into that superb deep bass structure, top class production!
‘Shadowz’ rounds up this fantastic package with a full on tech fuelled ride. Rhythms flow from the intro as a well crafted percussion and kick section take hold. Again we see a heavy and deep bass take centre stage as it pounds out a strong groove. The break delivers a superb vocal that adds amazing texture to the sound as it dominates the biggest part of the track. Great track and sure to be destined for many sets!
‘Aloha’ sees the second release from the newly revamped moniker Sector 7 which is the brainchild of Belgian legend M.I.K.E.. With a hectic schedule we are delighted that this guy finds the time to produce under this guise as it was a popular attraction in the good old days, and still remains to this day. Aside from the Original we have a top class line up of remix artists on show in what will prove to be a very well received pack.
The Original Mix intros with a punchy kick that leads into subtle percussions before breaking into a cool chord sequence. The bassline comes into the track and really sets things alight as the layers build with intensity. The main riff makes a show midway transforming the track into a full on progressive tech stomper which will grace many a dance floor for sure.
The very popular Relaunch is next up to remix, dark progressive vibes are what this guys is all about at the moment. German based Maik Relaunch is fresh off the back of a superb remix on Thorin’s ‘End Game’ which saw rave reviews and high positions on top download portals. Here the temperatures are rising with a full on progressive monster in the making. Right from the off you get a real sense of deep rooted nature of the progressive vibe within this sound. Snappy kicks and wide hats lead beautifully to a driving bassline while melodic pads rise up through the sound. Melodies are used teasingly on the break before powering back into full on prog mode, quality stuff and one to watch no doubt.
Audio Noir is back after his last track ‘Floorlicker’ which performed very well indeed. Here we see his popular Rekonstruction style remix. It’s worth keeping an eye on this guy as there is much more original and remix work in the pipeline. Nice chunky kicks fill the intro and lead into a very cool synth and bass combi before the percussions begin to show and taking the track to a strong progressive groove. On the first break the track transforms with a huge retro styled riff that will be instantly recognisable and loved by all who remember it. The main break brings with it subtle melodic pads alongside an almost siren like synth that takes us right back to pure unadulterated progressive goodness.
Up next we have Yuriy From Russia and his superb remix. Yuriy has been busy on the remix front and just recently we seen his track ‘Do You Feel’ featuring Ange, perform very well indeed. Here he takes us deep into the darker side of progressive house. The intro boasts a brilliant kick that packs a huge punch, this is coupled with a rhythmic hi hat sequence and leads nicely to a cool flowing bassline. Percussive elements continue to build throughout the track before the bassline is joined by some serious synth work that ramps up the groove perfectly. The track takes a twist when some melodic synths make a show adding diverse textures to the overall sound. Stunning remix that will be sure to grab a lot of attention.
Mexican producer Dan Cano debuts on Eyepatch with ‘Moving In You’, a sublime slice of deep house which is a perfect edition to the EP collection. Dan has seen releases on labels like Deepclass Records and Kimbo Records with no doubt much more to come from this young and talented guy.
The Original Mix gets going with a nice deep flowing rhythmic house vibe made up with a chunky kick, subtle percussions and warm keys. Short and expertly placed vocal samples add a cool layer with the funky bassline beefing up the sound brilliantly. Classy house chords dominate the break and take us on a cool ride before easing back into full on groovy mode, top track!
French DJ and producer Gaulois aka Sebastien Desay ramps up the pressure with his remix which is full of deep and groovy flavours. Kicking off the track has a classic style feel with the drums and percussion blending brilliantly alongside a short vocal sample. Plucky synth notes begin to show before a lush synth takes the helm. The bassline gives off a cool rolling vibe combining well and creating a true deep and groovy cut.
Second installment on the Tech House Toolbox series comes with original tracks and remixes by Jonathan Calvo, Krusound, Kini Rao, Alexandro Tachyani, Khris Rios, B Gutierrez, Florian Meindl, Mindgamers, Project KF, Jey Fever, Ecco, Charles Ramirez, Diego Alvez, Onofrio Conte, Sean McCaff, Mylan, Ivan Montoro, Jazzman Wax, Electric Bastards, Enrico Caruso, Alex Satry, The Revolving Junkie, Soren Aalberg, Zolex, Nikkie, Thomas Genchev and Lucio Grandi.
And another year comes to an end… 2013 was a great one for Piston Recordings.
hile keeping up with our promise to provide a stable platform for young and talented artists like Dimitry Liss, Yusuke Yamamoto, JR, Limyth, Carlo Caldareri, In2Deep, Hurlee and more, we also released music from more experienced talent like Rick Wade, Fauvrelle, Piek, Hector Couto, Pawas, Shades Of Gray, J.Cub, and JR From Dallas & Lurob.
On top we started out a new compilation series “The Secrets Of The Trade” where we released very special music from several artists like Detroit Swindle, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Kerri Chandler, Joss Moog, Jordan Peak, Alex Agore, Derrick Carter, Tigerskin, Pablo Bolivar, DJ W!ld, Moodymanc, Hector Moralez, Giom, Dave Dubbz, Garcynoise and more!
On the other hand we also listened to many DJ’s spinning our tunes. Peeps like Phil Weeks, Jamie Jones, Jay Lumen, Detroit Swindle, Barem, Filthy Rich, Lahaus where all spotted playing our tracks! Now it’s time to celebrate, welcome a new year and hope it will be at least as good as 2013 was to us all! HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Best Of SRUR 2013 comes with original tracks and remixes by Victor Vera, Ozan Kanik, D-Formation, AngelLopez, Oz Romita, Lyle Quach, Re Dupre, Rod B., Angelo Fracalanza, Gabriel Ben, Ed Whitty, Chrono Ascaloon, M.R.T.N, Onofrio Conte, Analog Effect, Jay Junior, Andy Slate, Ozgur Uzar, CLN83, Steve Mulder, Tom Hades, Alessan Main, Kevh Ripple.
Joining forces for the first time we have two of the finest producers on the circuit with a multitude of quality releases between them. Airwave and Jimmy Galle deliver a stunning slice of prog with “Karaba” which comes with their own plus two additional top notch remixes. Laurent is currently working his way around many collabs with quite amazing results while Jimmy is his usual busy self churning out awesome music on a regular basis. Both guys come to the desk armed with a wealth of experience which they have pumped into this epic release, expect to get blown away by the sheer quality within the sound on this release.
Airwave’s mix intros with a cool percussion led sequence that builds up to a solid progressive groove with a tribal element. Laurent’s distinct atmospheric vibes shine through as a myriad of sounds blend in perfect harmony. The break takes us into a world of melodic guitar plucks with superb pads rising through the background. The track kicks back in style and continues on a purely progressive rhythmic journey, wonderful stuff yet again from a master of his craft.
Jimmy’s mix takes on a much more house orientated vibe with a strong progressive slant. The track gets moving with a chunky kick as percussions ease their way into the grooves. Deep basses take this track more towards the house side of the tracks alongside a tribal tinged vocal. Flowing rhythms are quickly established and as we approach the break the tracks signature guitars come through. Very well crafted track which would go down well in any set.
DJ and producer Crocy delivers a fine slice of prog house with his usual tight arrangements. Nice and steady flowing rhythms emanate from cool kicks and superb percussions giving off a groovy house vibe. Bright melodic plucks add contrast to the deep bass and on the break subtle synth stabs peek through before easing back into this fine house joint, superb stuff!
Alexey Samotarev is up next with a sublime prog house cut. Alexey’s last release “Odyssey” gained a lot of support through our Progrez imprint and he sure knows how to deliver the goods. Here he attacks the remix with a focus on the guitar sounds from the original. A super tight drum section with very cool percussive elements sit over a swirling pad as the guitar licks echo throughout the sound, big house grooves abound on this and a sure fire hit in many sets.
Koen Mertens aka Daddy makes an appearance on BP with “Accelerator” which comes backed up with a superb remix. Koen’s last release on Eyepatch was well received and no doubt this release will see support from all over.
The Original Mix gets us moving straight into a tech fuelled progressive groove as the intro blasts out some fine chunky kicks and tech styled percussions. A simple vocal sample adds cool textures to the sound before a deep synth riff starts to build. The bassline sets the track on fire as it churns out hypnotic rhythms. The bassline continues through the break transforming many times alongside some amazing FX work before coming right back into a full on monster tune!
Tribal Warriors is busy as always and yet again we see a side of M.I.K.E. where he gets right into the nitty gritty realm of tech on his remix. The track intros with a vocal sample and minimal percussion, out of nowhere a stunning kick blasts through as the rhythms begin to form through some tight percussions before breaking down into a fantastic French-kiss-esque bassline. The bassline relentlessly powers on drawing you in to its hypnotic rhythm while rising pads sweep through. Superbly worked track that will be a feature in many sets for sure, one to watch!
Italian born DJ and producer Carlo Caldareri debuts on Piston with a superb three track EP entitled “Do It Again”. Since he was young he always cultivated a passion for music, he spent the first years of his career looking into different genres of music. Soon he focused in on house music and his DJ sets began to take on house and deep house grooves. Carlo has worked with top artists and his tracks have appeared on many labels including Digital Traffik, Microtech Records and Mono Recordings to name just a few.
“Do It Again” sets off with a cool percussion led intro with the chunky kicks soon following. A strong bassline sets the tune alight as we delve into the depths of house. On the break an urban theme develops with sirens and street ambience before sliding back into the groove with a funky bass and some fantastic vocal samples, superb stuff!
“Too Much Yeah” provides a solid intro with a nice thumping kick and percussion combi. Very cool flowing rhythms are built upon and the bassline comes in brilliantly with a deep grooving vibe. Great use of FX fill up the spectrum and vocal samples bring the funk as they fade through. This is a non-stop relentless ride through the groovier, funkier side of deep house and we love it!
“Got This Feeling” goes right into full on party mode with a classic styled kick and hat intro that builds into a solid, steady rhythm. Deep resonating basses creep up and well worked vocal samples add character with a classic vocal sample thrown in for the retro fans. Tight production here with huge club appeal, and one that will be a feature in many sets.
Debut release on Basiks for Spanish DJ and producer Vincente Moll aka Moll with his three tracker “Tech-On”. Vincente has released tracks across various labels such as “Losing Control” on Bronzai Records, “Entertainment” on Cibicaldi Records, “O.M.G. on Tiamat Records and “Deepfferent” on Click Muzic Recordings. Tech house is very much his focus and this makes for exciting times ahead.
“Tech-On” takes no prisoners as it enters straight into full on tech mode with a cool chunky kick and synth stab combi which is backed up with low end bass. A fresh vocal sample soon takes over the track adding to the already funky rhythms. The track powers through relentlessly with the odd mini break to recharge the batteries before getting right back to a superb tech groove, a top track with huge dancefloor appeal and will no doubt gain a lot of support.
“Restart” intros with crispy hats and very cool percussive effects, a subtle yet effective kick comes through accompanied by a deep bass and vocal sample with cool scratching. The track gets into full swing with the bass and kicks becoming more prominent. The break boasts some well crafted FX as the bass takes a back seat before slamming back into a full on tech stomper complete with a very recognisable and much loved retro vocal shot, top stuff.
Finishing up this superb release we have “Mystery”. Tight drums and percs get the grooves flowing right from the off before a wonderful deep bass bursts through. A brilliant spoken vocal sits well in the sound while the main focus edges toward a techno fuelled stab. The track embarks on a merciless jaunt through the techno spectrum which makes this a must for any set.
Davide returns to Green Martian after his last outing “Distant Dream” on Mars Attacks with this wonderfully lush four tracker entitled “Desert Sky”. Based in Aalborg, Denmark, DJ and producer Davide has seen releases on labels like Bonzai Progressive, Green Martian, Cold Breath and Incepto Bundles. His work includes collabs with VitoDito and Silver J where he churns out his own brand of progressive vibes.
First up we have “Desert Sky” which intros with a very cool kick and perc combi that steadily builds smooth rhythms. A fantastic deep house styled synth wallows through the sound and is soon joined by some melodic keys and a deep resonating bass. The vocal sample blends into the groove perfectly rounding off in a true deep house joint, top stuff.
“Burning Sand” takes us into a more progressive house groove with a wonderful gritty, raw bass that gives off a contrasting vibe to the cool melodic synth arps and warm pads. The break brings more melodies with sweet pianos before that gritty synth bites back and fuses perfectly into beautifully crafted slice of house music.
“Fresh Breeze” ups the tempo with a stunning funky riff that dominates the sound. This is contrasted with a big dirty bass and cool piano melodies. Smooth rhythmic sequences are formed out a tight drum and percussion arrangement. On the break warm and lush pads rise and fall alongside a beautiful melody before crashing back into a full on dirty house groove!
“Autumn Chill” intros with light kicks and superb melodic arps with a distant vocal sample coming out of the background. The track breaks into an uplifting synth riff that just oozes with melodies that would melt glaciers before settling into a steady, flowing rhythm. The main break takes things a step further with more of the sweetest melodies. This track will keep the warmth flowing as we enter the winter months, top class!