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It’s been just over a year since we last saw Carlo at Piston HQ, we’re delighted to have him back with his latest offering Cuz I’m Killing which comes with no less than four top notch remixes from Rogerio Martins, Marcus Raute, JR From Dallas and Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax.
First up we have the Original Mix which intros with a nice and smooth kick and hat combo. Cool percussions form up providing a flowing rhythm which takes us to the main feature on this track, the bassline. The bass sits perfectly as it meanders through the sound giving off a head nodding rhythmic vibe as cool vocals scatter throughout. A very cool slice of house that will be a welcome addition in many sets.
DJ, producer and Piston founder Rogerio Martins is first up on remix duty. As ever Rogerio spends most of his time managing the label as well as many other things including Piston Recordings radio show. His last outing Gonna Be Mine saw great support and was licensed for the Enter Ibiza 2014 compilation, featured in Apollonia’s Terrace Mix. The remix intros with a punchy kick and a vocal sample on the offset as bright and crispy hats follow. The star of the show begins to emerge in the shape of spicy chords that filter in and out beautifully. A deep subtle bassline sits back allowing those chords to shine while on the break smooth pads rise up and give off that true deep house vibe. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.
Next up we have the Marcus Raute Re-pitched Mix. Back in the summer of this year we saw Marcus’ Samplin’ Memories EP which was very well received indeed and since then he also got a showing on the Deep Worx 9 compilation. No doubt we are in for another treat with this remix. The intro sets off with a very cool percussion arrangement filled with crispy hats, sharp claps and snappy snares to the backdrop of a chunky kick. A deep-rooted bass soon bursts through and dominates the sound with its throbbing groove as percussive layers continue to build throughout. Superb stuff yet again from Marcus and definitely one for the floors.
JR From Dallas delivers his superb Raw Mix and gets the deep house vibes flowing with a super tight cut. It’s been a while since JR has been around these shores but we know that when he does reappear we can expect something special. The intro boasts a cool percussive driven arrangement that continues to build bringing a smooth rhythmic vibe. A short break reveals cool vocals and leads into a wonderful strolling bassline that will get asses shakin in no time. A relentless groove ensues as your senses are raided by the tight drum and percussion patterns making this a definite must for those bouncy house parties.
Rounding off this superb release we have the Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax Re-vocal Mix. The guys are no strangers to Piston and tracks like this are the reason. Summer of this year saw their track Let It gain lots of support from many quarters. We hope to see more from this duo in the future. The remix sets off with a cool punchy kick as the percussive elements build getting the rhythm flowing. A deep throbbing bass complete with the most fantastic tail end warms the track beautifully as the vocals begin to come through. The break is filled with various vocal samples and FX with the percussions keeping the vibe alive before we get right back into the main groove. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
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 – Rap A Mood EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.