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ANDREA RIVI – TIME LAPSE EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Andrea Rivi returns to the Piston stable with the superb Time Lapse EP. Since 2012 we’ve been treated to some fantastic cuts from this guy. From his first foray into production with Because to his last effort My Weapon on Piston, the quality remains at its highest standard. Big things to come from this guy so stay tuned.

Time Lapse delivers a solid tech house fuelled ride that will no doubt grab a lot of attention. Punchy kick drums are at the forefront with bright crispy hi hats slicing through the lower frequencies with ease. A deep rooted sub bass dominates the low end and mesmerizes throughout. Crazy synths create a kaleidoscope of sound that intrigues as it lashes out with hap hazard patterns that form into something special. A top notch cut that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Esotica is a wonderful club driven slice of tech house complete with diva-esque vocal snippets and a solid rhythmic flow that will have asses shakin’ all over the floor. The drum section dishes out a bouncy groove to get down to while a deep, powerful bassline shores up the low end. Cool FX are littered throughout adding some very nice textures while that wailing vocal adds character. The icing on the cake here though is those retro style synths that just give the track fantastic depth, a must have no doubt.

Be Careful offers up a pacey trek into the tech house arena with a solid driving drum arrangement led on by a punchy kick drum and shuffling percussions. The drums play a massive role here and are showcased by various snare rolls that give the track a definite dance floor appeal. Cool acid-like single hits add a nice touch while pitching vocals come through. A deep pulsating bass pokes through the cacophony of drums adding a hypnotic vein to the sound. Excellent stuff that is not to be missed.

#andrearivi #pistonrecordings

12 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALESSANDRO SARSANO – UNDAFUNK EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian house music maestro Alessandro Sarsano debuts on Piston Recordings with the delectable three track UndaFunk EP. From a young age he developed a passion for music and the visual arts. At 14 he started to take notice of the Hip Hop scene in his home city as well as starting to get into DJing. He understood that scratching and cutting was an important form of entertainment and this led to him generating a collection of vinyl ranging from funk to disco and pop to new wave. from here to collect discs ranging from funk to disco, from pop to new wave. In the late 80s and early 90s Italy experienced the house phenomenon and this appealed to him very much and brought him into contact with many DJ’s. He soon discovered the Balearic beat after a Summer in Ibiza and found that house music was his passion. Over the years he has played alongside the likes of Jose de Divina, DJ Oliver, Willie Graff, Tuccillo, Alfredo, Pippi, Jon Sa Trinxa and many more. Since 2010 he has released quality tracks on many labels and we’re delighted that his next effort will be on Piston.

Emotional Lee intros with a cacophony of shuffling snares that lead us straight to the floors alongside a warm house laced chord. Big chunky kick drums soon follow with a sublime pulsing bass in tow which solidifies the groove and locks you in for the duration. The track has a rich urban vibe that is bolstered by cool vocal snippets. A powerful slice that will surely get the booty’s shakin’.

Next up we have the Latino inspired Viva Chicanos with its fantastic Samba style groove and wonderful flowing rhythms. Leading the charge is a pumping kick drum with an array of rhythmic percussions in accompanying mode. In the background we get a House Of Pain inspired sample alongside some very cool vocals that give the track character. As we get drawn deeper we’re treated to some very cool sounds from various instruments that give this track a distinct flavour. A definite must have.

The Basement rounds off this superb pack with a deep fuelled ride deep into the house sound. Beautifully lush low end basses and chunky kick drums with crispy hi hats alongside sharp claps and snappy snares make for a wild ride. The groove is hypnotic and the cool spoken vocal is both mesmeric and informative as it delivers a philosophical narrative. At the midway point a sublime bassline change drives the groove harder which will most definitely get the floors pumping, top notch stuff.

#alessandrosarsano #pistonrecordings

12 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MATTIA SCOLARO – BODY FREE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Italian DJ and producer Mattia Scolaro debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker entitled Body Free. Mattia started his career in 2012 in the small clubs of his home city as well as some underground private events. In 2014-15 he delves into the world of production , creating a solid platform to achieve his ambitions. His style includes Techno, Tech-House and underground sounds with bright percussions and funky grooves. Great to see him here at Piston and we look forward to more in the future.

Mattia Scolaro – Body Free, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #mattiascolaro

7 December 2016 UPDATES Read more

BICYCLE CORPORATION – BACK TO BASICS EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Italian DJ and producer duo Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano (6884) aka Bicycle Corporation debut on Piston recordings with the fantastic, retro inspired Back To Basics EP. The guys find themselves travelling the world and dishing out their unique mixture of house grooves, prog atmospheres and techno funkadelism. While Marco is a longstanding DJ – having played at major clubs like Pacha, Fuse, SOS Superclub and the Imperia Lounge Moscow – Stefano refined his skills in the art of playing synths. They merged these skills into an original project with a penchant for house music, while always keeping a distinctive sound. Their tracks have been released on labels such as Mauro Picotto’s Alchemy and Phunk Investigation’s Miniatures Records and they have received support from artists such as, like DJ Sneak, Dubfire, Axwell, Danny Tenaglia, Above&Beyond and more. They have also provided remixes for the likes of Mauro Picotto, Eddie Amador, and Chris Fortier. These guys have their finger firmly on the pulse, they traverse the underground scene in tandem with mainstream clubs ensuring that everybody gets a taste of their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.

Bicycle Corporation – Back To Basics EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #bicyclecorporation

7 December 2016 UPDATES Read more

MATTIA SCOLARO – BODY FREE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Mattia Scolaro debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker entitled Body Free. Mattia started his career in 2012 in the small clubs of his home city as well as some underground private events. In 2014-15 he delves into the world of production , creating a solid platform to achieve his ambitions. His style includes Techno, Tech-House and underground sounds with bright percussions and funky grooves. Great to see him here at Piston and we look forward to more in the future.

Body Free is a real tasty slice of tech house complete with pumping kick drums and a myriad of quality percussions. Cool hats and snappy rolling snares wrapped up in intricate patterns deliver a solid rhythm for the track to build on. A deep pulsing sub bass locks you in as cool vocals come through alongside an energetic stuttering bassline that sends the track into overdrive. Superb stuff that is a definite must have.

Looking Back wastes no time in getting right down to it, from the off we are thrust into a solid groovy workout complete with thumping kicks, crispy hats and a cool urban vocal. Pulsing basses weave their way through the track as noisy risers draw our attention. A sharp stabby synth twists and morphs on the breaks bringing the track to multiple climaxes that slam us back into full on mode. A sure fire peak time cut here that will not disappoint.

#mattiascolaro #pistonrecordings

5 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BICYCLE CORPORATION – BACK TO BASICS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer duo Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano (6884) aka Bicycle Corporation debut on Piston recordings with the fantastic, retro inspired Back To Basics EP. The guys find themselves travelling the world and dishing out their unique mixture of house grooves, prog atmospheres and techno funkadelism. While Marco is a longstanding DJ – having played at major clubs like Pacha, Fuse, SOS Superclub and the Imperia Lounge Moscow – Stefano refined his skills in the art of playing synths. They merged these skills into an original project with a penchant for house music, while always keeping a distinctive sound. Their tracks have been released on labels such as Mauro Picotto’s Alchemy and Phunk Investigation’s Miniatures Records and they have received support from artists such as, like DJ Sneak, Dubfire, Axwell, Danny Tenaglia, Above&Beyond and more. They have also provided remixes for the likes of Mauro Picotto, Eddie Amador, and Chris Fortier. These guys have their finger firmly on the pulse, they traverse the underground scene in tandem with mainstream clubs ensuring that everybody gets a taste of their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.

First up out of the three tracks on offer is Never Go Away which sets the scene perfectly with its cool retro vibe oozing out of the sound. Punchy kick drums are met with shuffling percussions and snappy snares that get the rhythm juices flowing. But, the main even here is that lush hypnotic bass and those oh so beautiful piano chords that infect your mind instantly. A proper slice of deep house grooves to whet the appetite.

Everybody Wants A Swimming Pool is another fine example of this duos love of all things house music. Beautifully crafted drums keep the rhythm flowing while luscious chords wrap us up in a warm glowing groove backed up by a nice pumping bassline. A simple and highly effective cut that will most definitely not disappoint.

If Only I Were Cool Too keeps with the retro theme and pulls out all the stops to great effect with the use of some classic drum sounds that will draw anyone to the floor. The drums build nicely with a pounding kick drum at the fore and erratic shuffling hats following suit. A fuzzy house pad rises up and we’re locked on to the mesmeric groove. Our minds get blown with the introduction of a phat acid line that comes straight outta 1988 to dominate the track with ease. A superb cut that you do not want to miss.

#bicyclecorporation #pistonrecordings

5 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MIRKO GORELLI – BLACK DOLLY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

After two successful Piston Recordings releases in 2016, Mirko Gorelli returns with more tech house flavours in the form of the two tracker Black Dolly. This year has been a very productive one for Italian DJ and producer Mirko. He’s seen his original works released across various other labels as well as appearing on top compilations. On the DJ front he enjoys plenty of gigs and top venues and for future endeavours you can check out his Facebook for more info. Nice to see another fine slice from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

Mirko Gorelli – Black Dolly, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #mirkogorelli

30 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

RITZ – DAYDREAM EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalisingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.

Ritz – Daydream EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #ritz

30 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

MIRKO GORELLI – BLACK DOLLY (PISTON RECORDINGS)

After two successful Piston Recordings releases in 2016, Mirko Gorelli returns with more tech house flavours in the form of the two tracker Black Dolly. This year has been a very productive one for Italian DJ and producer Mirko. He’s seen his original works released across various other labels as well as appearing on top compilations. On the DJ front he enjoys plenty of gigs and top venues and for future endeavours you can check out his Facebook for more info. Nice to see another fine slice from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

Black Dolly is a straight up tech house pumper that will definitely command a presence on the floors with its thumping kick drums and rhythmic percussions. This one delivers a solid groove which is spurred on by the on beat bass that creates a superb vibe. But the big hitter here is the hypnotic acid line that runs right through the heart of the track and coupled with a very cool vocal sets this one up to hammered by many, a definite must have.

Snap sets out with a very cool retro kinda vibe as punchy kicks are offset by bright crispy hats and sharp claps. The kick drums get a huge boost to deliver a solid thump that will get the bassbins working overtime. A cool and funky style bassline eases into the sound as the drums begin to pile up creating a nice rhythmic flow. Cool vocals shots give the track a club vibe and will no doubt generate an interest on the floors, top notch stuff indeed.

#mirkogorelli #pistonrecordings

28 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

RITZ – DAYDREAM EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalizingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.

Dreams is quite simply a superb slice of blissful house music with nice deep groove that will seduce you with its smooth vibes and inviting presence. A steady flowing rhythm is driven by tight drums and shuffling percussions while the groovy bassline weaves effortlessly through the track. A plethora of keys and pads dish out intricate melodies that captivate. The melodies are backed up by some sultry vocals that blend so beautifully into the sound. A fantastic construction of sounds perfectly suited to late loungy sets, a must have.

Mesh delivers a brilliant slice of deep house. It’s one of those tracks that forces you to let go on the floors, the driving nature of the track ensures this. Punchy kick drums are joined by crispy hi hats and a tight percussion arrangement. The big player though are those wonderful chords and expertly crafted arps that sit perfectly over the driving bassline. Cool vocals grace the track adding textures along with an ever building synth section. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.

#ritz #pistonrecordings

28 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DYS (ITALY) – MY GIRL FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Turin based DJ and producer duo Seb Ba and Denny IlSan make up DYS (Italy) and here they mark their Piston Recordings debut with the superb two tracker My Girl. Together these guys are responsible for some awesome party nights around Italy. They notched up their first release on Klaphouse Records with Is Not Necessary EP in May 2016 which propelled them into the producer world. We’re delighted to have the guys on board and we sure hope to see and hear a lot more from them in the years ahead.

DYS (Italy) – My Girl, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #dys(italy)

23 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

GUSHER – CIRCADIAN RHYTHM FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Gusher aka Caracas, Venezuela based DJ and producer Gustavo Herrera debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep house grooves of Circadian Rhythm. Gustavo first got into dance music at age 14 when he bought Daft Punk’s Homework. Four years later he became a DJ after absorbing all the delights of electronic music. His early influences are the likes of Jon Cutler, Marques Wyatt, Mark Farina, Groove Armada, Carl Craig, Roman Flugel and more. In 2009 he seriously got involved in making music and started working with Carloscres on a few tracks like Sleepscience released on Society 3.0 and One life to live released on Cosmic Disco Records before signing with Argentinean house label Di One Music to release his first EP titled Someday. He was then picked up by Irish record label Swink Music Ltd releasing the Freedom EP with Carloscres and two other producers (Matthew Collins and Love Bites). Great to have him on board and we know you’re gonna love this guy’s sound.

Gusher – Circadian Rhythm, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #gusher

23 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

DYS (ITALY) – MY GIRL (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Turin based DJ and producer duo Seb Ba and Denny IlSan make up DYS (Italy) and here they mark their Piston Recordings debut with the superb two tracker My Girl. Together these guys are responsible for some awesome party nights around Italy. They notched up their first release on Klaphouse Records with Is Not Necessary EP in May 2016 which propelled them into the producer world. We’re delighted to have the guys on board and we sure hope to see and hear a lot more from them in the years ahead.

My Girl intros with a probing bass against a shuffling percussion pattern that is soon joined by some very nice chunky kick drums that lead the charge. The bassline continues to probe deeper and is joined by ultra cool pads laden with FX. Those pads create a super rich sound filled with wonderful textures and dancefloor friendly vibes. Scattered vocal snippets add a subtle club vibe which will most definitely appeal to many, a must have.

I Love It sets off with a bass heavy intro that will give the bassbins some work to do alongside a solid pumping kick drum. Cool percussive elements build up into a fine flowing rhythm as that bass thickens, digging deeper into your soul. Sparse vocal shots add character to the sound but the focus remains on that bass. A definite late night stomper that is not to be missed.

#dys(italy) #pistonrecordings

21 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

GUSHER – CIRCADIAN RHYTHM (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Gusher aka Caracas, Venezuela based DJ and producer Gustavo Herrera debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep house grooves of Circadian Rhythm. Gustavo first got into dance music at age 14 when he bought Daft Punk’s Homework. Four years later he became a DJ after absorbing all the delights of electronic music. His early influences are the likes of Jon Cutler, Marques Wyatt, Mark Farina, Groove Armada, Carl Craig, Roman Flugel and more. In 2009 he seriously got involved in making music and started working with Carloscres on a few tracks like Sleepscience released on Society 3.0 and One life to live released on Cosmic Disco Records before signing with Argentinean house label Di One Music to release his first EP titled Someday. He was then picked up by Irish record label Swink Music Ltd releasing the Freedom EP with Carloscres and two other producers (Matthew Collins and Love Bites). Great to have him on board and we know you’re gonna love this guy’s sound.

Circadian Rhythm intros with a nice and warm punchy kick drum with some cool FX floating in the background. A superb, funky ass bassline shows up and is joined by some superb chords that bring rich textures to the sound. Deep house vibes ooze out of this one and the percussion section generates a solid rhythmic flow with a snappy snare cutting through those lower frequencies. A beautiful slice of deep grooves that is not to be missed.

Light Fluctuations sets out with a shuffling hat sequence combined with an array of percussions that entices you in before a nice and chunky kick drum takes centre stage. A throbbing bassline is introduced and the groove is ramped up to a deep house frenzy which is enhanced by fading in keys. This one delivers a truly epic, mesmeric and hypnotic groove as those house fuelled chords do their thing. A welcome addition in any late night session.

#gusher #pistonrecordings

21 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CERILLO – ALL DEM HOES FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Dublin based Irish DJ and producer Cerillo returns to Piston with All Dem Hoes which marks his fourth outing for us and follows the impressive Ill Behaviour from April 2016. He’s also appeared on several compilations over the last couple of years which is a testament to the high quality sounds he dishes out. His tracks are consistently championed by many top jocks including B.Traits BBC Radio 1, David Moreno Ibiza Global Radio, wAFF, Marco Carola, Ibiza Voice, Robert Owens, Solomun, Steve Lawler, Defected Residents, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, Chus, Dave Seaman, Sam Divine and more. On the DJ front he spins regularly at many events unleashing his superbly crafted sets to the floors and the radio waves.

Cerillo – All Dem Hoes, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #cerillo

16 November 2016 UPDATES Read more

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