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EKAI & TXEFF ON – IN MY MIND (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Ekai & Txeff On are next up on Piston Recordings with their upbeat two tracker In My Mind. Ekai returns to these shores after a bit of a hiatus, his last outing coming back December 2015 alongside Oraa on Fear Like Me. He is a lover of house in all its forms and he brings a fresh sounding quality to house music and he lists some of the greats of house as his influence such as Masters At Work, MK and Green Velvet. Txeff On aka Spanish DJ and producer Joseba Aguirre debuts on Piston and we’re delighted to have him on board as he brings a wonderfully rich house sound to the table. With a preference for the deeper side of house music, techno and minimal it’s clear to see why this guy is gonna be much sought after in the years ahead.

First up we have the pumping house joint, In My Mind. A beautifully constructed slice, this one will have the floors rocking for sure. Nice and chunky kick drums lead the way alongside crispy sharp hats and a tight drum arrangement. The bassline locks down the low end and draws you into its deep tech groove. Cool house styled vocals ring out and add that classic vibe to the sound as subtle synths and keys come through. A solid danceable groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Somebody Calling intros with a cool round of crispy hats and sharp claps that build up into a tight arrangement delivering a smooth rhythmic vibe. Pounding kick drums take over alongside a very cool spoken vocal which leads us deeper into the groove. A deep droning bass is introduced and is joined by a brilliant, colourful synth which delivers some interesting contrasts in the sound. A solid tech house cut that will definitely turn a few heads.

#ekai #txeffon #pistonrecordings

25 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MEEELS – SOMEBODY (PISTON RECORDINGS)

South Florida based DJ and producer Meeels aka Emilio Arango returns to Piston with the superb two tracker Somebody. Meeels has delivered a few quality cuts in the short time he’s been releasing music and his last outing on Piston – Comfort Zone – was no exception. He’s shown up on labels like Bedroomrecords09, Stell Recordings, Deepmentality and Fourpoint. He is quickly building a firm base with support coming in from all quarters. An on the up artist well worth keeping an eye on.

First up we have the delectable and sultry grooves of Somebody which takes us deeper and deeper into the house sound. Chunky kick drums lead the way and are joined by the smoothest, deepest basses that just melt away and get right under your skin. Vibrant keys are also at play and these are soon joined by a superb soulful vocal that takes the track to the next level. Beautifully deep and hypnotic and not to be missed.

Gotta Get It intros with a cool warbling synth before a nice and punchy kick drum joins in. Crispy sharp hi hats and claps form up and the rhythm starts to build as spoken vocals come through in the background. The vocals deliver a cool classic clubby vibe that blends beautifully with those hypnotic synths. A top notch slice of deep house goodness that will be the perfect addition to any late night set.

#meeels #pistonrecordings

25 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DENNIS FRANCHI featuring ANGELO DOBRIC – INTO PLACE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Dennis Franchi debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Inyo Place and he brings along one of Belgium’s rising talents Angelo Dobric aka Angelo Jensen for the ride. Into Place also features three top quality mixes that will surely get the deep and tech juices flowing. We’re used to seeing Dennis ply his trade over at Bonzai Progressive and Creaminal Records. His last outing was under his House Lovin’ Criminals guise – alongside studio partner C-Les – and as always he caused quite a stir with his expertly crafted brand of tech house flavours. Angelo is leading a new wave of up and coming Belgian artists and he is already well known for his deep and heavy trademark. His first release was back in March 2016 when he appeared alongside House Lovin’ Criminals with Cander on Hush Recordz. His techno sets are renowned for getting the crowd into a hypnotic state, he’s played in many places including various spots around Ibiza, definitely one to watch here.

Dennis Franchi featuring Angelo Dobric – Into Place, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #dennisfranchi #angelodobric

20 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

DENNIS FRANCHI featuring ANGELO DOBRIC – INTO PLACE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Dennis Franchi debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Inyo Place and he brings along one of Belgium’s rising talents Angelo Dobric aka Angelo Jensen for the ride. Into Place also features three top quality mixes that will surely get the deep and tech juices flowing. We’re used to seeing Dennis ply his trade over at Bonzai Progressive and Creaminal Records. His last outing was under his House Lovin’ Criminals guise – alongside studio partner C-Les – and as always he caused quite a stir with his expertly crafted brand of tech house flavours. Angelo is leading a new wave of up and coming Belgian artists and he is already well known for his deep and heavy trademark. His first release was back in March 2016 when he appeared alongside House Lovin’ Criminals with Cander on Hush Recordz. His techno sets are renowned for getting the crowd into a hypnotic state, he’s played in many places including various spots around Ibiza, definitely one to watch here.

The Original Mix sets off with a very smooth groovy vibe as punchy kick drums are met with bright crispy hats a warm, deep and lush bassline that melts into the groove beautifully. The track goes deep with some moody sounding pads and chords as well as distant arps and cool vocals that are spread throughout. Definitely a contender for peak time sets and sure to get the floors moving.

Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston, this time on remix duties. We last caught a glimpse of this hugely talented artist back in March 2016 with his Robots EP which found its way into many sets to the delight of many. On the remix Mario delivers yet another superb slice of tech that sets off with a nice punchy kick drum and shuffling hat combi that gets the rhythm moving. Cool percussions are introduced and the track layers up smoothly into a full on pumper. The bassline rumbles through the low end as stabby chords reside in the mid section. A big focus remains on the drum arrangements that become the backbone of the track creating a fantastic groovy tech monster. A definite must have no doubt.

Medellin, Columbia based DJ and producer duo Hassio (COL) and Ghek join forces on their Piston Recordings debut for remix duties on Into Place. Hassio aka Daniel Messa 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. Ghek also plays out at top venues around Columbia and has notched up a very impressive release count in just a short space of time. His music has been released on Dirty Humans, Frequenza and High Contrast, to name just a few. On the remix the guys pull their resources to deliver a solid slice of tech house that draws you into its beautifully crafted layers that are stacked full on quality sounds. The tight drum arrangement ensures a flowing rhythmic groove while a deep bassline will most certainly get booty’s shakin on the floors. The synths are top notch here and they’re complimented with cool vocals and colourful FX. Excellent stuff that you’ll not want to miss.

SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano Minturnino returns to Piston for remix duties and is fresh off the back of his debut – Timeless, in June 2016. With a rich musical knowledge and years of experience, this guy certainly knows how to work a track, and this one is no exception. The remix opens with a smooth deep groovy sound that delivers a flawless rhythmic vibe. You find yourself completely locked on right from the off and as the layers build we go deeper into the abyss. The bassline probes its way into your inner core as tight drums keep the rhythm flowing. The track takes a minimal approach which delivers a superb seriously deep groove making this a top notch tool for those late night sessions.

#dennisfranchi #angelodobric #pistonrecordings #eatdust #hassiocol #ghek #stemi

18 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LEANDRO DI – SPIRAL SPACE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Argentinean DJ and producer Leandro Di returns to Piston with the superb two tracker Spiral Space. Leandro has made several appearances on Piston over the last couple of years, his tracks have featured on various compilations of ours as well as over at Bonzai Progressive. He got his full debut back in the summer of 2015 with Love From Another Woman EP which gained great support across the board. A master of the deeper grooves, we’re delighted to have him back once more.

Spiral Spaces is a wonderful moody deep and groovy track that will give the floors something to get down to. Big chunky kick drums lead the way alongside bright crispy hi hats and a superb hypnotic synth note. Dark vocal snippets come though and build the track smoothly into an all round deep house groover. A definite must have, the floors are gonna rock to this one.

Chicago Streets intros with a nice punchy kick drum and offset hi hat that delivers a classic feel to the track. Beautifully composed piano house chords fade in and suddenly you find yourself at the epicentre of an eruption of pure quality sounds. A deep probing bassline snakes through the track as those pianos dominate. The track is then given its cherry on top in the form of a diva driven vocal that personifies the house sound. A straight up stomper that will destroy the floors no doubt, not to be missed.

#leandrodi #pistonrecordings

18 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

STEMI – TIMELESS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano Minturnino makes his Piston debut with the superb two tracker Timeless. Stefano is following in his Father’s footsteps, his Father became a DJ and set up his own local radio station, and soon enough Stefano was interested in music and clubbing. Over the years he has worked on several projects including Deependance, Dejavu and Hysteria to name just a few. He has also supported top artists including the likes of Francois K, Smokin Jo, Paul Trouble Anderson and Quentin Harris among others. Stefano focuses on deep tech and house and he is always aiming for an innovative sound in his productions were he can develop his own idea of dance music culture.

Stemi – Timeless, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #stemi

13 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

MURRAY RICHARDSON – OVER BY 91 / SHAGARAMA (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Scottish DJ and producer Murray Richardson debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two track release Over By 91 and Shagarama. Murray grew up listening to music and his interest piqued when he listened to Devo, The Specials and The Clash among others. In 1987 he found the house sounds of Trax Records and DJ International which led him to become involved in the Ayrshire club scene and West Coast Jams at Ayr pavilion. He moved to Edinburgh and quickly established himself as one of the world’s best up and coming DJ’s. After winning the Muzik Magazine Bedroom Bedlam DJ Award he began getting gigs all over the world. He runs his own night – Rebel Waltz – which showcases some of the finest Deep House grooves around. The night has held residencies in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Barcelona, London and Sao Paulo and the night has toured as far and wide as the UK, Europe, Asia and South America. Rebel Waltz was also recorded live for DJ Magazine. With releases across a plethora of top labels, Murray continues to ply his trade all over the world both in the studio and DJing. Great to see him here at Piston and hope to see more soon.

Over By 91 gets moving with a fine display of chunky kick drums and a fantastic percussion arrangement that delivers a solid deep house experience right from the off. The drums play a huge part on this one, but the track also gets down with some very cool synth stabs that capture the true nature and depth of the groove. After the midway point the track shifts slightly as a brilliant bassline takes us deeper while those beautifully arranged drums keep the rhythm moving. Superb stuff that is most definitely not to be missed.

Shagarama intros with an almost tribalistic drum sequence made up of chunky kick drums, erratic congas and crispy hi hats that combine beautifully to unleash a fine flowing rhythm. Classic styles piano chord stabs are introduced and along with the deep growling bassline they deliver a solid deep house groove that will get the asses shaking for sure. Throughout the track a cool vocal mesmerizes and ensures we remain hooked for the duration. Just the tonic to get any set pumping.

#murrayrichardson #pistonrecordings

11 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

STEMI – TIMELESS (PISTON RECORDINGS)

SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano Minturnino makes his Piston debut with the superb two tracker Timeless. Stefano is following in his Father’s footsteps, his Father became a DJ and set up his own local radio station, and soon enough Stefano was interested in music and clubbing. Over the years he has worked on several projects including Deependance, Dejavu and Hysteria to name just a few. He has also supported top artists including the likes of Francois K, Smokin Jo, Paul Trouble Anderson and Quentin Harris among others. Stefano focuses on deep tech and house and he is always aiming for an innovative sound in his productions were he can develop his own idea of dance music culture.

Timeless oozes a tech house vibe right from the start as crispy sharp percussions dominate. Cool deep synth notes break through the bright hats and soon a nice and chunky kick drum appears to drive the groove. A deep chugging bassline comes through and takes control of the sound as the layers continues to build all around. The tight drums and shuffling percussions make for a wonderful rhythmic flow that will be welcomed on the floors. A fine display of tech house that is not to be missed.

Piano S takes us on a superb trek into deep house and does it in style. Right from the intro we get the vibe as chunky bass notes ring out alongside bright hats. A nice and phat kick drum takes over and is soon joined by some cool vocals and a fantastic, thick low end bassline. Warm keys offer up sporadic stabs that give the track a true deep house groove and these are accompanied by sparse piano riffs that crop up out of nowhere. A fun track that definitely grab a lot of attention.

#stemi #pistonrecordings

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POLYRHYTHM – NO POLITICS EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

PolyRhythm aka North Bergen, New Jersey based DJ and producer duo David+Jonez+and+Val+Carrique make their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic three tracker entitled No Politics EP. Having started out DJing at just 14 years old playing everything from mainstream Hip Hop to Reggae, the guys quickly established themselves on the scene. After a few years they found house music and flourished in the New York underground scene. The name PolyRhythm started out as their party name and soon became synonymous among party goers looking for their next event. They then adopted the title to produce under and since 2010 they have racked up an impressive list of releases across various top labels. Delighted to have this hugely talented duo on board at Piston.

PolyRhythm – No Politics EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #polyrhythm

6 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

ALESSIO RIZZO – ALL I WANNA DO IS SHAKE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Italian DJ and producer Alessio Rizzo makes a welcome return to Piston with the superb All I Wanna Do Is Shake. This time around Alessio is flying solo after he teamed up with fellow Italian producer for their debut back in 2015 with Breakfast In Lebanon. Having played many venues as a DJ he honed his skills and musical knowledge to make the leap into production, and the results so far have been outstanding. Delighted to have him back once more and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

Alessio Rizzo – All I Wanna Do Is Shake, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #alessiorizzo

6 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

POLYRHYTHM – NO POLITICS EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

PolyRhythm aka North Bergen, New Jersey based DJ and producer duo David Jonez and Val Carrique make their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic three tracker entitled No Politics EP. Having started out DJing at just 14 years old playing everything from mainstream Hip Hop to Reggae, the guys quickly established themselves on the scene. After a few years they found house music and flourished in the New York underground scene. The name PolyRhythm started out as their party name and soon became synonymous among party goers looking for their next event. They then adopted the title to produce under and since 2010 they have racked up an impressive list of releases across various top labels. Delighted to have this hugely talented duo on board at Piston.

No Politics is a solid floor filler with a deep lush groove that will become the pinnacle of any set no doubt. This beautifully tweaked slice of deep house boasts an array of quality sounds, from powerful chunky kicks to warm chords and bright crispy, rhythmic hats. A very cool vocal sits over the sound adding a cool textured layer as the hypnotic keys weave their way through the groove locking us in for the duration. A real mover here and a must have.

Taking It Back intros with a bustling display of sharp percussions alongside a muted kick drum and rising keys. The kicks are beefed up into powerful punchy hits as the shuffling hats and percussions bring out the rhythmic flow of the track. A deep, probing bassline dominates throughout and draws us into its hypnotic groove. High pitched strings sit on top as mid range keys deliver rich textured layers. Quality deep house grooves on offer here that will slot beautifully into any set.

The EgoScene sets off with a nice chunky kick drum and sharp clap combi before bright crispy hats and various percussions come through. The track layers up beautifully building a solid rhythmic flow to the backdrop of a sublime deep bassy groove. Mesmerizing keys are locked into place as the pulsing basses do their thing. On the break we are treated to a cool spoken vocal that is accompanied by those warm keys and pads before the beats return and we are locked into the groove once more. Top quality stuff not to be missed.

#polyrhythm #pistonrecordings

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ALESSIO RIZZO – ALL I WANNA DO IS SHAKE (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian DJ and producer Alessio Rizzo makes a welcome return to Piston with the superb All I Wanna Do Is Shake. This time around Alessio is flying solo after he teamed up with fellow Italian producer for their debut back in 2015 with Breakfast In Lebanon. Having played many venues as a DJ he honed his skills and musical knowledge to make the leap into production, and the results so far have been outstanding. Delighted to have him back once more and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

The Original Mix gets you in the mood for a good shakin with a bright upbeat vibe that will surely move the floors. Nice chunky kick drums lead the charge here as a deep sub bass lurks on the low end against some very cool mid range sounds. Sketchy vocals litter the sound and add cool textures. The groove is lifted with a tight drum arrangement that unleashes a flowing rhythmic vibe. Top notch stuff and a definite must have.

Naples based DJ and producer Giacomo De Falco heads up remix duties and delivers a solid slice of tech house for our listening pleasure. Giacomo started out with a firm grasp of Techno and Minimal, he strived to organise parties in his hometown and soon found himself at some top clubs. 2013 saw him enter the producing world and he has since seen releases on many labels including ADSR Records, In Dushe, Sound Vessel, Cubek, Blackpoint Records, Async Records and recently featured on the newly formed Skull & Tones. On the remix we get drawn into a superb tech house flow right from the off as chunky kicks take centre stage with an offset crispy hat getting the rhythm flowing. A very cool stuttering bassline finds its way into the sound and mesmerizes throughout. Perfectly tweaked vocals and classic crowd noises litter the sound alongside warm chords that pop up from time to time. A solid tech houser that will be a welcome addition in any set.

#alessiorizzo #pistonrecordings #giacomodefalco

4 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE 006 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Portugal’s most innovative and steadfast record label delivers its next instalment of top quality cuts. Piston Recordings proudly presents The Secrets Of The Trade 6 which features a raft of outstanding tracks from the worlds of House, Deep House, Tech House and a sprinkling of Techno that adds to the diversity on offer from a plethora of artists. We’ve selected the finest grooves for your listening pleasure with tracks and remixes from the likes of Label boss Rogerio Martins, Demarkus Lewis, JR From Dallas, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax and Nouskynousk to name just a few. Replenish your tools with this stunning compilation to give your crowd the quality music they deserve.

The Secrets Of The Trade 006, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #rogeriomartins #danielray #lightselectronika #darbinyan #correlate #jrfromdallas #bartricardo #demarkuslewis #an-beat #tuneon #jazzmanwax #ibanmontoro #mend #p.a.m.o. #nouskynousk #nyvs #furniturecrew #jaderag #hatelate #mike #northerngrooves

29 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

TUNEON – COMPRESSED SUMMER FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Russian DJ and producer Tuneon aka Mikh Solvis returns to Piston with the fantastic two tracker entitled Compressed Summer. This one comes after his highly acclaimed debut – Chante back in April 2016. You can be sure that this one will grab a lot of attention and become a go to track for many jocks on the Summer terraces.

Tuneon – Compressed Summer, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #tuneon

29 June 2016 UPDATES Read more

THE SECRETS OF THE TRADE 006 (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Portugal’s most innovative and steadfast record label delivers its next instalment of top quality cuts. Piston Recordings proudly presents The Secrets Of The Trade 6 which features a raft of outstanding tracks from the worlds of House, Deep House, Tech House and a sprinkling of Techno that adds to the diversity on offer from a plethora of artists. We’ve selected the finest grooves for your listening pleasure with tracks and remixes from the likes of Label boss Rogerio Martins, Demarkus Lewis, JR From Dallas, Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax and Nouskynousk to name just a few. Replenish your tools with this stunning compilation to give your crowd the quality music they deserve.

#pistonrecordings #rogeriomartins #danielray #lightselectronika #darbinyan #correlate #jrfromdallas #bartricardo #demarkuslewis #an-beat #tuneon #jazzmanwax #ibanmontoro #mend #p.a.m.o. #nouskynousk #nyvs #furniturecrew #jaderag #hatelate #mike #northerngrooves

28 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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