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BLANSCH – RAP A MOOD EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Blansch debuts on Piston with the fine two tracker, Rap A Mood EP. First up we have Rap A Mood, the intro gets right into the groove with a nice punchy kick and rhythmic percussions that will get the floors moving instantly. The bassline is where it’s at here, deep and pulsating at times then full on in your face. Cool modulated synths bring in a tech flavour to the groove as subtle rap vocals sit in the background giving the sound character. A real smooth slice of house with an oldskool tag, perfect fodder for floors all over.

Make It intros with a cool bass pulse and rolling percussions before a spoken vocal brings a much deeper and rounded bass that dominates the sound beautifully. An organic flavour runs through the track with those warm yet jagged edged synths. The spoken vocal is used well throughout and ties up the sound nicely. A smooth deep and grooving track you will not want to miss.

#blansch #pistonrecordings

24 November 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CAPRYO – HOLD BACK EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

UK producer Capryo debuts on Piston with his superb three tracker Hold Back EP. Based in London and a relative newcomer to the scene, Capryo likes to delve into House and Techno and with this new EP we get a very cool blend of the two with a leaning towards the deeper house side.

First up is the title track Hold Back, nice and smooth classic percussion intro that gets the heads nodding with the booties soon following. Soft chords fade through and bring that deep house feeling into the mix before we get pounded by a monster kick and throbbing bass combo that will have the bassbins shuttering. Super crispy hats and tight percussions provide a solid rhythmic groove that will no doubt keep any floor rocking, not to be missed.

Entity is up next and gets right in on the action from the off with a solid 4×4 beat with chunky kicks and crispy sharp rhythmic percussions. Expertly tweaked deep chords come through giving a wonderful texture to the groove as subtle vocal samples play out. The bassline is perfectly placed among the rolling kicks to provide a super solid groove in which to shake that ass to. The break dishes out some very nice synth and key work alongside very cool vocal samples. A very tight pumping groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Move On completes this fantastic EP with a brilliant driving hypnotic trait. The intro gives a big punchy kick and bright crispy hats to get things moving while a high pitched string is contrasted with smooth deep melodic chords. The big hitter here is the superb bassline that just drives the groove beautifully creating that hypnotic feel, this feeling is heightened with the addition of some cool vocal samples. On the break we get a brilliant synth riff and superb drum sequence that takes us back to the main groove. One for the late night parties here and a definite must for the deep house masses.

#capryo #pistonrecordings

17 November 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

WRIGHTY – DROP THE BASS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Manchester based DJ and producer Wrighty debuts on Piston with Drop The Bass. Wrighty has been around the scene for a while now and boasts a very impressive back catalogue which includes originals and remixes on labels like Digital-Muzik and Bedroom Muzik. He delves into Deep and Tech House and here we get a fine example of his skills.

Drop The Bass intros with a classic punchy kick and sharp hat combo that sets the rhythms off smoothly. Rich pads and a very cool synth riff fade through and take us up to the monster bass that really gets the grooves flowing in the track with its raw analogue sound. Classic vocal samples add cool character to the track and will be easily recognisable. The break brings those pads and synths back with the vocal samples being the dominant force before we get slammed right back into this relentless groove. Top notch cut and not to be missed.

Can You Feel It gives off an energetic vibe from the get go with pounding kicks and rhythmic percussions. The beats fade to reveal a dark bassline as an eerie pad rises before the bass takes over and settles us into this solid groove. Very cool and perfectly tweaked synth stabs give a retro feel to the sound which is enhanced by vocal samples on the break. An absolute slamming track that will no doubt be a feature on many sets.

#wrighty #pistonrecordings

10 November 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BONETTI – RUPTURE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Bonetti is back with his long awaited follow up to My House Of Neglect. His Rupture EP comes with dancey deep house in mind and includes a fantastic remix from Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax. Since his last outing Bonetti has appeared on numerous compilations and featured on many sets, still one to watch for the future.

First up is Rupture and from here we get right into the groove with this floor friendly cut. The intro boasts a classic punchy kick and crispy hat combo with a cool vocal sample coming through. After a short break the bassline takes over and ramps up the groove brilliantly and is soon joined by some smooth chords. Cool vocal snippets keep the track moving nicely and sit well among the tight arrangement. A highly infectious track that will burn up many floors no doubt.

Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax step up for remix duty and really hits the spot. Their last track Let It performed very well with features on top websites and plays in many sets. Here they get to grips with their remix of Rupture. A nice and subtle percussive intro leads in to a monster kick that packs a huge punch. Rhythmic percussions begin to form up and get the groove flowing nicely alongside some distant vocal FX. The bassline dominates as it delivers its pulsating groove alongside some very cool deep chords. The break reveals more of those vocals as a subtle acid type line lurks around before we get slammed back to the main sound for the duration. Top notch remix and definitely not to be missed.

Body & Soul is up next and intros with a superb punchy kick and sharp hat combo. Deep lush chords soon make their way through and bring that smooth house flavour to the sound as a wonderfully deep bass provides a solid pulsating groove. A short break reveals some very cool vocal samples that add cool textures to the sound. Nice and solid cut that will be a definite must for the dancefloors.

#bonetti #pistonrecordings #ibanmontoro #jazzmanwax

3 November 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JUANMA LLOPIS – BAILA! EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Spanish DJ and producer Juanma is back with this four tracker entitled Baila EP. His last outing Kamatharu was his debut and performed very well indeed hitting download portals and playlists alike.

Baila intros with a cool percussive arrangement that is soon joined by a big chunky kick and throbbing bassline. Latin inspired chants bring a worldly character to the sound as well as some very cool vocal samples. The track keeps us locked in with its infectious grooves and on the break the bassline produces some cool note changes before getting right back into the main sound. A strong and solid groover that will get asses shakin all over.

Mystic Motion is up next and gives off a smooth mellow vibe from the intro. Thick chunky kicks and crisp hats are joined by distant wispy pads that bring cool melodic flavours. The first break enhances those pads with a contrasting deep toned vocal sample taking us out and into a lush laidback groove. The bassline has a perfectly balanced vibe as it dances up and down the musical scale creating a solid rhythmic groove. The main break adds more melodic flavours to those pads with the vocal samples remaining prominent. Super smooth and the perfect tonic for the late hours.

Next up we have Lust 112 which intros with a super tight drum arrangement complete with chunky kicks and crispy hats to get the rhythms on the move. A wonderfully deep bass takes over the low end as it throbs through the sound to the backdrop of a mixture of cool vocal snippets. The track takes on a sexy vibe with subtle erotic vocals coming through as the bass delivers its powerful groove. Definitely one for the deep dark late night party sessions.

Move On rounds up this superb EP and keeps the vibe alive with a cool rhythmic intro filled with sharp crispy hats and snappy drums. Punchy kicks soon follow and are joined by a powerful pulsating bassline that hits the spot with a punch. A wonderful smooth jazzy vocal becomes the main feature and sits in the sound perfectly. A real groovy mover here that will be a big hit on the floors for sure.

#juanmallopis #pistonrecordings #carlesmateu

27 October 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PISTON RECORDINGS #BEATPORTDECADE DEEP HOUSE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

This week on #BeatportDecade page we have label spotlight on Piston Recordings and it’s #BeatportDecade Deep House compilation, plus it’s featured in the staff picks at the Deep House genre page!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #jaytripwire #rickwade #rogeriomartins #accatone #robsmall #mute #brettlawrence #dimitryliss #jrfromdallas #lurob #marcusraute #mann&klamm #dos

22 October 2014 UPDATES Read more

FORMEL – THE MAGNIFICENT KALEIDOSCOPA EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Leiden based duo Formel aka Tom Noah and Bas Van Der Laken debut on Piston with the superb The Magnificent Kaleidoscopa EP. The guys had met in strange circumstances, they were fighting over a bottle of Vodka backstage at a gig and from that they formed Formel. Since then they have forged a strong partnership and blended their respective styles, Bas having the more progressive sound and Tom having a more tech house style. They debuted in 2013 on Bla Bla Records and have played at top gigs and events across Europe. Well worth keeping an eye on this formidable pair.

We kick off this superb EP with the title track, The Magnificent Kaleidoscopa. The intro eases in with some cool percussions that have a hint of tribalism attached. A perfectly balanced thumping kick soon takes over with a super sweet pad and sultry vocal sitting in the background. The bassline is a wonderfully rich, full sound that warms the track beautifully as smooth synths add a colourful texture. A very smooth and upbeat slice that will be a feature in many sets for sure.

Popayan intros with a subtle percussion with distant melodic phrases fading in from the back. A strong punchy kick gets the track really moving with the help of crispy sharp hats and some brilliant FX. The bassline takes the sound that little bit further with its deep resonating pulses. Very smooth and groovy offering with beautifully layered sounds, top notch.

Prince Rupert sets off with a cool punchy kick as the percussions begin to form up to bring a steady, flowing rhythm. Lush chords bring a wonderful deep house groove to the sound which are filled with melodic flavours. The bassline brings a tough edge to the track which contrasts perfectly with much more upbeat main sound. The break reveals smooth pads that ebb and flow beautifully leading to some cool synth work before getting right back into the main groove for the duration, classy stuff that is not to be missed.

#formel #pistonrecordings

21 October 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

KRES FEATURING PAOLO CAMPONUOVO – OH BOY (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Kres and Paolo Camponuovo make their Piston debut with the stunning two tracker Oh Boy. Italian born Kres grew up messing around with midi cables and hardware samplers in his basement. He became attached to Hip Hop and vinyl before getting more into techno and house. He has a long list of releases across many labels and always delivers the goods. Paolo brings band playing experience to the track with some cool riffs on the saxophone and gives the track a lot of character.

Oh Boy takes us on a smooth and colourful journey through loungy deep hose grooves. The intro boasts a mish-mash of clangy percussions that paint a cool picture and work in perfect contrast to the deep, throbbing bass and chunky kicks. Melancholic pianos dish out their surreal melodic touches as a wonderful saxophone riff plays throughout and gives that jazzy lounge touch. Very cool stuff you will want in your collection for sure.

Sunshine takes us on a surreal deep house journey with many twists along the way. Big chunky kicks are joined by a deep droning bass synth that evolves brilliantly into a full on bassline pattern as cool, dark vocals come through. Various piano types can be heard through the layers which works perfectly in the sound and on the main break those pianos are keyed beautifully to reveal a very colourful melodic sequence. Top notch stuff that would be a definite must for those late night sessions.

#kres #paolocamponuovo #pistonrecordings

13 October 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MARCO MADIA – 12 SEAGULLS EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Italian producer Marco Madia returns to Piston with his newest two track cut entitled 12 Seagulls EP. We last saw Marco back in early 2014 with his Dance Files EP which was well received with great support coming from all quarters.

Marco Madia – 12 Seagulls EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #marcomadia

8 October 2014 UPDATES Read more

MARCO MADIA – 12 SEAGULLS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian producer Marco Madia returns to Piston with his newest two track cut entitled 12 Seagulls EP. We last saw Marco back in early 2014 with his Dance Files EP which was well received with great support coming from all quarters.

First up is the title track 12 Seagulls with its real smooth deep house flavour. The intro boasts a nice and warm synth stab as the percussions form up bringing a flowing rhythm. The bass eases into the sound and provides a solid platform for this groovy ride which draws you in for the duration. The break throws up some cool piano sounds which takes the sound deeper still before kicking back into this fine slice of deep house, a must have track for sure.

21 Souls gently comes into existence with a lush bass tone to the backdrop of a tapping percussive instrument before a deep pulsating bass takes over alongside a snappy kick drum. Crispy hats create a nice flowing rhythm as cool house chords fade through. The track builds beautifully with those stabs becoming much more prominent while the bass relentlessly delivers its superb groove. A top notch cut that will be a welcome addition to any deep set.

#marcomadia #pistonrecordings

6 October 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DROP OF SOUND – HEY MAN EP SCORES DOUBLE FEATURE ON BEATPORT

Drop Of Sound are made up of two like-minded Italian artists Anthony and Andrea. The guys got together in 2011 and realised they had the same musical tastes which led them to start producing together. They draw influences from the sounds of Chicago and Detroit which is evident in their superb recordings.

Drop Of Sound – Hey Man EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page, plus also included in the Staff Picks at the House genre page!

#pistonrecordings #beatport #dropofsound

1 October 2014 UPDATES Read more

DROP OF SOUND – HEY MAN EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Drop Of Sound are made up of two like-minded Italian artists Anthony and Andrea. The guys got together in 2011 and realised they had the same musical tastes which led them to start producing together. They draw influences from the sounds of Chicago and Detroit which is evident in their superb recordings. Here they make their Piston debut with the wonderful three track Hey Man EP.

First up is the title track Hey Man which sets off with a percussion led intro and a huge punchy kick with cool vocal samples that add a cool old school vibe. A bouncy bassline comes through and takes the track right onto the floor with groovy rhythms and tight arrangements. The vocals become a big focus with smooth deep house synths adding that smooth touch. Brilliantly crafted track that will be a big hitter on many floors.

Solid Groove is up next and is the perfect description for this sound. Big pounding kicks and crispy sharp percussions set the scene beautifully for this groove. The bass rises up from deep within the sound and throbs right through the groove as very cool FX come in alongside a fantastic synth riff. Instantly recognisable vocal samples add that classic touch which will definitely see this track hit the floors hard.

In Da Houz intros with some very cool percussions that get the rhythms flowing with the help of a chunky kick and some classic vocal samples. The bassline walks through the sound leaving a groovy ass shaking aftertaste that will keep the floors moving. Cool house synths pop up now and then and bring an old school vibe with them which works beautifully with the vocals. Top notch cut from the guys that is not to be missed.

#dropofsound #pistonrecordings

29 September 2014 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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