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JAKHIRA – AMERICANA EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Bonzai regular Jakhira steps over to Piston Recordings for his debut EP entitled Americana. Multi-talented Belgium based producer Jakhira certainly knows how to churn out quality vibes. At BP he relishes in dishing out quality prog while keeping his finger on the deep house pulse that runs through his veins. He has also graced various other labels with his sounds and we’re delighted to see him at Piston where we hope to see much more in the future.

Los Feliz is a beautifully constructed slice of deep house, with pumping kick drums and shuffling hats that deliver a smooth rhythmic flow, to the playful deep bass that gives the track so much depth and lushness. Cool vocal snippets run through the track as ultra cool keys play out with a pure deep house vibe alongside a super smooth and groovy trumpet. A solid offering that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Gowanus intros with a nice and chunky kick drum and crispy hi hat in classic style. As the percussion start to build bringing a fine flowing rhythm, a super lush organ is introduced and right away you feel hooked on the groove. We are taken deeper into the groove with a wonderful probing bassline and a mesmerizing trumpet riff. An absolute must have track that will not disappoint.

#jakhira #pistonrecordings

7 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JON COSTAS – DON’T TOUCH ME FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Spanish DJ and producer Jon Costas debuts on Piston Recordings with the upbeat groovy vibes of Don’t Touch Me which is a cool play on words and cleverly split into two tracks. Jon began his music career at just 16 years old, dabbling in different styles until he found his true calling, house music. At first he was learning all about producing music before he started to DJ and in the last few years he has been focusing more on that while still learning all he can about making beats. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more soon.

Jon Costas – Don’t Touch Me, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #joncostas

2 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

DANIEL RAY – TINKER FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Daniel Ray returns to Piston Recordings with deep and sultry vibes of Tinker. We last saw this guy back in October 2015 with Dirty Laugh before heading over to Eyepatch Recordings in early 2016 with Petal. Daniel spreads his expertise over many genres with deep house and chill being his most active genres, today we see him with his deep house mode in full effect.

Daniel Ray – Tinker, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #danielray

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JON COSTAS – DON’T TOUCH ME (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Spanish DJ and producer Jon Costas debuts on Piston Recordings with the upbeat groovy vibes of Don’t Touch Me which is a cool play on words and cleverly split into two tracks. Jon began his music career at just 16 years old, dabbling in different styles until he found his true calling, house music. At first he was learning all about producing music before he started to DJ and in the last few years he has been focusing more on that while still learning all he can about making beats. Great to have him on board and we hope to see more soon.

Don’t sets off with a nice bouncy tech vibe that will get feet to the floors no doubt. Pumping kick drums and crispy hi hats lead the way as a superb bouncing bassline takes the groove up a notch. Sultry, swirling pads offer a warm fuzzy glow to the track as the more edgy drums section gathers pace. A top notch slice of tech that will not disappoint.

Touch Me intros with a fantastic sharp synth that glides across the sound to the backdrop of a building percussion section and cool vocal hits. Punchy beats soon follow and are joined by slicing hi hats and a beautifully round deep sub bass. The track picks up the pace thanks to the infectious synth hook that dominates the groove. A fantastic pure tech house cut that is a definite must have.

#joncostas #pistonrecordings

31 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DANIEL RAY – TINKER (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Daniel Ray returns to Piston Recordings with deep and sultry vibes of Tinker. We last saw this guy back in October 2015 with Dirty Laugh before heading over to Eyepatch Recordings in early 2016 with Petal. Daniel spreads his expertise over many genres with deep house and chill being his most active genres, today we see him with his deep house mode in full effect.

Tinker invites us into a world filled with moody deep house vibes. A nice live sounding drum arrangement leads the way as surreal piano keys add to the mesmerizing atmospherics. Deep, warm and lush basses dig deep into your soul and you soon find yourself totally hooked on the groove. A thought provoking slice of deep house grooves that is a definite must have.

It’s OK To Smile intros with a nice chunky kick drum with cool shuffling hi hats and percussions building up forming into a solid rhythmic groove. Deep resonating basses come through to beef up the sound in contrast to the surreal synth shots and quality FX. The deepness continues and we are lost in a world full of strangely melancholic sounds that draw us in, making us want more. A wonderfully crafted slice that will be the perfect fodder for those late night sessions.

#danielray #pistonrecordings

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RUBBA J – AQUA PARK EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Rubba J aka Jan Costermans hits us up with his third Piston release entitled Aqua Park. His previous outings – The Next and The Art Of Doing Nothing – both hit the mark and gained some great support. Having honed his skills using a drum machine and a guitar, Rubba J’s unique signature style consists of quality drum patterns and groovy synths and basses all rolled up into smooth deep house sounds. Great to see him back once again.

Rubba J – Aqua Park EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #rubbaj

26 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

GEBRESKI – DRAGONES & SERPIENTES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Gebreski makes a debut appearance on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Dragones & Serpientes. Since the first quarter of 2016 Gebreski has been churning out quality vibes on various labels which have gained a lot of support right across the world. A mysterious character with a rising profile on the scene, we don’t know too much about this artist just yet, but what we do know is, the music is superb. Stay tuned for more.

Gebreski – Dragones & Serpientes, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #gebreski

26 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

GEBRESKI – DRAGONES & SERPIENTES (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Gebreski makes a debut appearance on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Dragones & Serpientes. Since the first quarter of 2016 Gebreski has been churning out quality vibes on various labels which have gained a lot of support right across the world. A mysterious character with a rising profile on the scene, we don’t know too much about this artist just yet, but what we do know is, the music is superb. Stay tuned for more.

Dragones entices with its deep, dark and techy vibe that gets a hold of your senses right from the off. A fantastic deep probing bassline flows effortlessly through the sound as tight punchy kick drums and slicing hi hats deliver a solid rhythmic flow. The stand out action here though is the vocals, they captivate and intrigue, and alongside an array of quality FX they play on the imagination beautifully. A wonderful slice of tech house for the floors that is not to be missed.

Serpientes delivers a solid tech groove that will definitely get the floors moving. Leading the way is a brilliant punchy kick drum and alongside sharp crispy hats they etch out a cool dancey rhythm. The bassline is boss here as it dishes out its dominant groove with a very cool vocal popping up through the phrases. A superb hypnotically charged chunk of tech house that will fit nicely into any late night set.

#gebreski #pistonrecordings

24 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RUBBA J – AQUA PARK EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Rubba J aka Jan Costermans hits us up with his third Piston release entitled Aqua Park. His previous outings – The Next and The Art Of Doing Nothing – both hit the mark and gained some great support. Having honed his skills using a drum machine and a guitar, Rubba J’s unique signature style consists of quality drum patterns and groovy synths and basses all rolled up into smooth deep house sounds. Great to see him back once again.

Aqua Park kicks off this superb three tracker and we get a real taste of this guy’s diverse style with a wonderfully deep house groove. The drum sequences alone will keep you hooked as they etch out intricate patterns and keep the rhythm flowing. The bass is powerful, it probes into every orifice of the track bringing a groovy warmth to the sound. The track is given character with an injection of cool FX and deeper sounds. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

The Path To The Ear intros with a fantastic punchy bass stab in tandem with a very cool synth that delivers a smooth deep house vibe. Chunky kick drums and shuffling hats soon join in and we find ourselves dancing along to the groove. Cool vocals are scattered throughout adding that little extra bit of spice to the sound, bringing the deeper elements together beautifully. Get this one in your box, excellent stuff.

Play With Me opens with a nice punchy kick drum and crispy hi hat combi alongside cool building percussions that get the rhythm on the move. Melodic deep house chords burst through with a teasing funky groove that will surely get the floors moving. A bouncing bassline comes in and gels the sound brilliantly as we get lost in the groove. This one has a lot going on and a combination of loungey elements and some infectious house keys make it a definite must have.

#rubbaj #pistonrecordings

24 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JOAL – FISH HEAD EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Portuguese purveyor of fine ass beats and grooves, Joal, returns to Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Fish Head EP. Joal has been responsible for some top quality music over the years and has seen many releases on labels like Eyepatch Recordings, Howz Choonz, Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks to name just a few. His last outing on Piston was back in 2014 on remix duties for Paul Rudder’s Never Ending. But, his main outlet is his own Monog Records which he oversees as A&R, bringing in new talent and setting high standards. He also performs outstanding live shows where he showcases his skills running live studio equipment and instruments.

Joal – Fish Head EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #joal

19 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

JOAL – FISH HEAD EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Portuguese purveyor of fine ass beats and grooves, Joal, returns to Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Fish Head EP. Joal has been responsible for some top quality music over the years and has seen many releases on labels like Eyepatch Recordings, Howz Choonz, Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks to name just a few. His last outing on Piston was back in 2014 on remix duties for Paul Rudder’s Never Ending. But, his main outlet is his own Monog Records which he oversees as A&R, bringing in new talent and setting high standards. He also performs outstanding live shows where he showcases his skills running live studio equipment and instruments.

First up we have the deep and dubby acid laced Fish Head. This one burrows deep into your brain and finds its way out by bombarding your senses with scorching acid licks and some cool vocals. A super tight arrangement consisting of intricate drum patterns ensure the rhythm is flowing nicely. We are treated to some full on four on the floor beats as well as cool breaks that add a strong dynamic to the sound. Top notch stuff and a definite head turner.

Kimbra intros with a wonderfully deep and warm sound made up of chunky kick drums and a lurking bass. Crispy hats join in as a steady rhythm builds up with the introduction of various percussions. This one goes deep and taking us there we are exposed to some very well crafted sounds, just like the very cool chords and subtle acid lines that weave through the track. Surreal vocals creep in and deliver cool textures while also creating a mesmeric groove. A must have track no doubt.

XCTMNT is a nice, full on floor filler with a distinct tech house edge made up of tight drums and an ever present acid style groove. Shuffling hats and percussions dish out a solid rhythmic flow as a bubbling bassline rises up from the depths. Mysterious voices capture the imagination as intensity creeps into the sound before the acid lines are let loose on the filter. One for the dark and sweaty late night session that will not disappoint.

#joal #pistonrecordings

17 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PULPTALKS – SUGAR LIPS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian born and London based DJ and producer PulpTalks returns to Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker – Sugar Lips. We saw PulpTalks debut here back in the Summer of 2016 with Sand which gained good support all over. With a penchant for turning out some quality vibes and for igniting the party with his DJ sets, we’ve no doubt that this guy will just get better and better.

Sugar Lips is a smooth deep house groover with a steady flowing rhythmic vibe that is made up of punchy kick drums and slicing hi hats alongside intricate percussion patterns. The bassline and synths are where it’s at here, they both combine beautifully to deliver that solid deep house groove that is sure to get the bootys on the floors, a must have no doubt.

When She Smiles intros with a fantastic heavily filtered synth that morphs brilliantly alongside a deep slow vocal. Big chunky kick drums come through and we’re taken on a deep and groovy trek filled with crispy hi hats and those excellent synths. A superb rumbling bassline sits on the low end shoring up the track and giving it a cool edge. On the break the synths are let loose before the filters kick back in leaving us wanting more. This one will definitely be a welcome addition in any late night set.

#pulptalks #pistonrecordings

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RYO-CHIN – CHANDAN FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Japanese DJ and producer Ryo Kinjo aka Ryo-Chin debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep and luscious two tracker Chandan. Ryo’s music career started in 2000 as a DJ in clubs in Okinawa. In 2004 he started to produce his own sounds and he soon found his music appearing on various compilations. After releasing on a few labels he signed with Soulstar Records in 2015 where the bulk of his work resides. Since then he has topped many charts and playlists across the world. We’re delighted to have him on board at Piston.

Ryo-Chin – Chandan, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #ryo-chin

12 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

THULE & HASSIO (COL) – ROOM ADVICES EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Thule & Hassio (COL) join forces to deliver their Piston Recordings debut – Room Advices EP. Thule is made up of Romanian artists Iulian Arbanas and Alexandru Voicu. The guys launched Thule in 2014 and have generated a lot of interest with their strong bassline approach giving them a unique characteristic. They also drew the attention of many labels over the last few years and are shaping up to be a major force on the scene. Medellin based Hassio aka Daniel Messa returns to Piston for his full debut after his remix for Dennis Franchi featuring Angelo Dobric – Into Place, back in June 2016. He has amassed a hugely impressive release count over the last few years and has appeared on many top labels during this time. He is also a hard working DJ, playing out at many gigs around his home country and beyond. Daniel also runs events for UnderGrooveNation.

Thule & Hassio (COL) – Room Advices EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #thule #hassio(col)

12 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

THULE & HASSIO (COL) – ROOM ADVICES EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Thule & Hassio (COL) join forces to deliver their Piston Recordings debut – Room Advices EP. Thule is made up of Romanian artists Iulian Arbanas and Alexandru Voicu. The guys launched Thule in 2014 and have generated a lot of interest with their strong bassline approach giving them a unique characteristic. They also drew the attention of many labels over the last few years and are shaping up to be a major force on the scene. Medellin based Hassio aka Daniel Messa returns to Piston for his full debut after his remix for Dennis Franchi featuring Angelo Dobric – Into Place, back in June 2016. He has amassed a hugely impressive release count over the last few years and has appeared on many top labels during this time. He is also a hard working DJ, playing out at many gigs around his home country and beyond. Daniel also runs events for UnderGrooveNation.

Some Advices intros with a nice upbeat techy kinda drum arrangement that will get the floors moving no doubt. A deep pulsing bass delivers a healthy dose of low end as the shuffling rhythm intensifies. Distant synths melt into the arrangement which takes us to the break where a very cool vocal comes through before we are built back up and into full on mode. Superb stuff not to be missed.

Vozic Room offers a nice and smooth tech house vibe that carries a deep flavour. Chunky kick drums lead the way with crispy offset hi hats creating a rhythmic flow. Short chord stabs fade in and out as a real deep low end bass weaves through the sound. The track gives off a cool dancey vibe with a laidback kinda groove that will definitely get booty’s shakin on the floors.

The Indian is a deep hypnotic slice of tech house. Chunky kicks and bright crispy hi hats provide the intro alongside some cool synths and eerie background pads. The bass rises stealthily through the sound becoming infectious throughout. On the break we are faced with a surreal sequence made up of those eerie pads and a mesmerizing Ethnic style male vocal that adds so much character to the sound. Top notch stuff.

#thule #hassio(col) #pistonrecordings

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