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Piston Recordings is back on plastic with its third vinyl outing. “Ghetto Tales EP” delivers four superb deep house cuts from top quality artists including label boss Rogerio Martins, JR From Dallas, Dimitry Liss and J.Cub.
First up is Piston head honcho Rogerio with his wonderfully deep “We Need To”. This track gets right down to business with a super tight arrangement filled with chunky kicks and crispy hats. It’s hard to sit still as the track builds with suave deep house chords, cool vocal samples and later on sweeping pads that binds the track up brilliantly.
J.Cub aka UK based DJ and producer Jacob Kelly debuts on Piston with the deeply delightful “Don’t Stop”. The track has a very distinct deep flavour form the off, cool snares are accompanied with equally cool vocal samples and a throbbing bassline that will have any floor shuddering. A strong solid groover with a gritty edge, top stuff.
The very popular Dimitry Liss is up next with his multi faceted track “Pimptastic Waterloo”. Dimitry has a knack for combing raw, urban vibes and deep house grooves, which he does brilliantly. Cool and sophisticated house chords are married with a very street fuelled beat with a host of classic vocal samples thrown in, superb!
JR From Dallas aka Jerome Asselin completes this package with the energetic “Down Society”. Deep house vibes are evident but with an injection of pure energy which gives it a unique flavour. Lots going on here with a tight arrangement tying things up beautifully. The bassline pounds the senses and distant vocal sounds add texture to the vibe, top notch!
Hungarian producer and composer Insect Society is back on Basiks with “And Cleopatra Wept”. His last release “Really Insane EP” gained huge support all over.
The Original mix starts off with an intense kick and bass combo that exudes power, lots of different FX sweep in and out of the sound and the percussions build up nicely. An acid line forms out of nowhere creating a truly hypnotic rhythm with a little bit of retro flavour. Quality synth work pops up and the break gives off a raw, organic vibe before slamming back into this very powerful groover, one to watch here.
The Floor Of Tears version is an epic extension on the original, a bit more club orientated while keeping to the hypnotic prowess of the main track. Definitely a must for DJ boxes all over.
Bjoern shows up on Eyepatch Recordings after his return to Bonzai on Basiks with the track “Mangue”. Here he delivers a stunning three tracker “Panorama” with all the qualities of true deep tech house.
The title track gets right into the action with lush deep house grooves, superbly tweaked kicks add a nice thump on the track while the percussions do their job to build a solid rhythm. Fantastic chords play throughout alongside some classy vocal samples. The break sends the track spiralling totally into the deep house spectrum with some outstanding pads that grip your soul and keep you locked into this top notch groove.
“Minigolf” intros with surreal pads and a cool, chunky kick before a funky bassline takes over and dominates the track. A cool piano adds contrast while brilliant vocal samples come at you from all sides. The track builds beautifully as the layers reveal many different sounds that combine perfectly creating a deep, sublime groove.
The Dub version takes a slightly darker theme, the pads are beefed up and it still retains a deep, hypnotic groove that would be a perfect addition on any deep set.
SRUR regular Ozan Kanik joins forces with Mariano Santos and CLN83 for his “Family Love EP”. Ozan continues to pump out quality vibes and has a few releases on SRUR with two appearances on the Muzika series. DJ and Producer Mariano Santos hails from Argentina and he has a wealth of releases under his belt across many different labels including his own Santos Recordings. He also continues to DJ worldwide in the most exotic locations from Egypt to Brazil. Dutch DJ and producer CLN83 has provided remixes for SRUR in the past and also has a raft of top quality releases on various labels.
First up is Ozan & Mariano’s track “Broke Bad”, the intro sends out a tough kick with a low sub adding weight, percussions slowly build into a full on techno monster. A synth line rises up from the depths to dominate while sinister sounding FX create an intense vibe. On the break sweet ripples come through add very stark contrast to the proceedings, these soon dissipate and we’re back to pumping techno grooves, excellent stuff.
Next is Ozan & CLN83’s track “Neat & Clean”, cool sharp hats fill the intro alongside a thumping kick. The bass takes over as it reverberates through the sound while a pitched tone rises and falls creating a surreal, spacey type theme. Vocal samples tease in and out and the break builds up to a huge climax, after the break the track takes a twist with a superb, hypnotic riff dominating for the duration, quality stuff and a must on any playlist!
Tokyo based producer Hisataka Ogura aka 06R returns to Green Martian with a true progressive stomper and a follow up to the original “Air” from 2012 which featured on Paul Oakenfold’s Flouressence Essential Mix in July 2012. “Air 2.0″ comes with four remixes, two of which are from outstanding artists.
The Original Mix intros with a real summer vibe, cool breaks and a rich vocal sample with a melody of guitar sounds lead us up to a deep droning bassline. The breaks build anticipation and when the four/four kicks come through the track explodes into a smooth and powerful terrace tune. The break produces a wealth of melodies and will get you right into the spirit of the moment. Loads to listen for on this with its myriad of sounds and a track that is sure to get a lot of attention, the perfect summer groove!
Blufeld is first up on the remix, this guy is churning out quality stuff on a regular basis. Not long after his third studio album and plentiful remixes, we see him apply his awesome style to this stunner. Utilising the original vocal for the super smooth intro before the tight kicks take over. Slightly tougher edge here with a gritty, punchy bassline thundering through the sound. On the break the track delivers a raw, organic sequence before getting back to the groove where a superb melody comes through giving stark contrast, awesome stuff yet again from Blufeld.
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons is fresh off the back of his last release on LCD Recordings “The Machines Where Dreaming” with his Warm Air Remix. A much deeper vibe is evident here as the bassline seems to dominate, and what a bassline it is, it winds its way through the groove effortlessly mesmerizing your mind. This is coupled with stunning arps and very subtle melodies which light up the track, another great summer party tune fit for any gig.
The 4 On The Floor Mix is the original without the breaks on the intro for those DJ friendly moments.
The Breaks mix is one of those tracks that would be THE perfect soundtrack to a setting sun anywhere in the world. A feeling of euphoria sweeps over you as the wall of sound cascades over your body bringing a complete sense of being at one wherever you may be at that time, quite brilliant!
Metronomes are a progressive DJing and production duo by Jon ManimaL & Magros, the guys last outing Progrez “Inceptions” was well received. Today we have “AtomON”, a two tracker with all the glory of progressive house wrapped up in a neat package.
“AtomON” intros with minimal percussion which builds nicely as the bass and kicks get the rhythm moving into a solid slice of prog. Cool acid type lines give off a techno vibe which works very well with the groove. The break delivers more acid style with subtle FX shoring up the sound. An all round strong track with the power to enhance any set.
“AbeBaBlom” is a pure deep prog stomper, again we see an element of techno thrown in which really does match so well with this groove. Big thundering kicks and tight arrangement provide a solid rhythm with a multitude of percussive sounds providing backup. The track gets sinister in parts due to the growling FX. A monster of a tune which is sure to have any party rocking.
Jack Jakhira is back with another round of progressive goodness with his three tracker, “Heartstrings EP”. Born in the UK and now residing in Belgium Jack is fresh off the back of his last BP outing “Truly EP”.
The title track “Heartstrings” kicks us off into an epic ride through progressive grooves. The track intros with a strong kick and a mixture of crispy hats, as the track progresses cool funky house chords begin to show with a super smooth bass bringing up the rear. On the break things take a twist as the sound transforms into a maelstrom of melodies which adds a very rich contrast to how the track began. Quite innovative stuff here and a must for any DJ box.
“What Could Have Been” is up next and be prepared for another epic journey. Smooth kick-hat intro, classic style. A funky bassline coupled with stunning synth work lead us up to the break where a rich pad takes over, filled with warm sweet melodies and a distant sounding saxophone. The talents from this artist continue to impress, this track is so complex yet it is something that you will relate to very quickly, superb stuff.
“Other People” rounds up this quality EP in style. A deep and soulful vibe is garnered from the groovy bassline and the multitude of instruments on offer. The arrangement here is expertly crafted as patterns are evolved, again we see very complex structures which are easily identifiable due to the wonderful craftsmanship. A must have on any playlist for sure.
Fresh from his debut on Progrez with the track “Stalker”, Yuriy from Russia now gets to make his mark on BP with a little help from the vocal talents of Ange. “Do You Feel” comes with a vocal and dub mix. Yuriy has appeared on many labels and boasts a very impressive back catalogue with releases on Mystique Music and more. Ange is a popular DJ, producer and vocalist from Russia, she has worked with a whole host of top class artists with her distinct vocal style and her talents have been showcased on many labels worldwide.
The Vocal Mix intros with wide sweeping pads and minimum percussion, a super thumpy kick comes through with a rolling bassline soon following and the groove is born. Nice tight arrangement and the track begins to hypnotize the mind as the sounds ebb and flow. The simple vocal comes forth on the break and straight away Ange’s delectably sultry style captivates. Perfectly pitched and perfectly matched these guys do work very well together and we hope there is more to come.
The Dub Mix is for those of you who want to use the track without the vocal.
Bjoern Small is back! Bjoern debuted on our label Musashi way back in2004 with “The Theory” and since then he was consistently churning out quality work. After multiple releases he showed his album “A Sense Of Occasion” in 2008 which was very well received indeed. After that he saw releases on Green Martian and he also remixed one of Bonzai Basiks first cuts on Funky Harry & Kris Voog’s track “Never Never Land”. This track “Mangue” is a welcome sight from such a talented artist.
The Original Mix is a true deep tech bomb with a huge double bass plucking out the notes with a jazzy twist. Tight kicks and top notch percussions set up the rhythm perfectly and create a solid groove. On the break lots of instruments combine with the slightest hint of melody coming through the maelstrom of sound. Expert craftsmanship here with the finer details becoming more apparent as the track progresses.
The “Stay At Home And Chill Dub Mix” is a much more rounded track with warmer sounds adding a certain richness to the groove. Cool clubby vibe here and a track that would be the perfect addition to any deep set. Keep an ear out for more from this guy in the near future.
Zagreb based Alen Simple debuts on EP with “Lovely Paranoia” and this is backed up with two quality remixes. Alen became interested in music from a young age, by 1999 he was creating his own mixes which led him to secure a spot at the infamous DMC Club. He went on to host his own events at many clubs around Croatia and since he started producing he has seen releases on labels like Hand Job Records and Kulture Room Records.
The Original Mix is full of all the deep tech flavours you’d expect to see from Eyepatch these days. Big chunky kicks are matched beautifully with a rhythmic percussion section. The bass is a huge throbbing affair that will give any speaker the shakes as it pulsates its groovy rhythms. On the break we are treated to a classic vocal sample that always captivates every time you hear it. Great debut here and a taste of what this guy has to offer.
Croatian DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar is on the mix with his No Kidding With Matrix Remix. Cool, deep flowing vibes are what this track exudes from start to finish, the drum arrangement is top notch with percussion belting out awesome rhythms. The deep bass meanders along shoring up the groove brilliantly. That very recognisable vocal sample makes a showing here to great effect, top stuff.
French producer Ollie Viero is a self taught musician having started to play drums at just eight years old. He played in various bands for around twelve years before embarking on his engineering studies. 2004 saw him become attached to EDM and soon he landed deals with a few labels like Fur Trade and Xela Digital. Here he compliments the original with a truly sublime remix. Tight arrangements and hypnotic rhythms with the bass taking a lot of focus. Superb percussions shine through and is a testament to Ollie’s early career as a drummer. On the break very subtle melodies come through as a lush pad sweeps across the spectrum before getting right back to a solid grooving track.
Croatian born DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar debuts on Green Martian with a stunning three tracker, “Timeloop”. Sasa began clubbing at 16 and soon after he had the music bug and he started to buy his first records. He landed residencies in various clubs around Croatia and played at outdoor festivals including Exhibition. 2011 saw Sasa produce his own sounds and has released a few tracks on Hand Job Recordings, and with much more to come this guy is one to watch.
“Timeloop” intros with a cool chunky clipped kick and is soon followed by some classic hats setting off a fantastic flowing rhythm. The big focus on this track is the simply wonderful retro sounding synth bass, so basic yet extremely effective as it transports your mind back to the great old days. A rising pad adds contrast to the sound while a cool melodic arp provides a very progressive backdrop, top stuff.
“Drifting” takes a deeper progressive house direction with a superb rolling bassline from the off. Tight kicks and sharp hats build the flow with soft synth stabs taking us to the break where a myriad of sounds come together beautifully. A gritty, edgy feel comes out of this groove and makes this a must for any jock.
“Deep Inside” continues with the deeper house vibe, again we see Sasa’s skills in the arrangement with super charged kicks and crystal clear sharp hats. The bassline is a huge feature on this track, it winds its way through the sound mesmerizing as it goes. On the break those synth chords really get the track moving and we settle into a strong progressive ride, top notch!
Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax are two Spanish producers who decided to make music together since 2011. Their music involves organic sounds and a lot of analog reminiscences from TR-909 and 808, sometimes recalling Chicago House. More than simple revival exercises, they make a deep and restrained sound, a soft but constant rhythmic pulse that will delight all the House music lovers out there!
Roots EP is their debut release on Monog Records and we are very proud of it!
Two original tracks compose the package: “Roots” and “Bambolea”.
“Roots” have a great balance between a really powerful bassline and a very soft “jazzy” Sax! On the other side “Bambolea” has the word “groove” written all over it!
No more words needed just listen and see for yourself!