Recent posts: Piston Recordings
Italian DJ and producer marks his Piston debut with a stunning EP entitled ‘Diggin Time’. Davide has a hugely impressive release list among many top labels and he has worked with some of the best producers around. Davide is also an active DJ playing festivals and radio shows around Europe.
First up we have the Original Mix of ‘Diggin Records’ which intros with a chunky kick and cool percussions that slowly build to a smooth groove as swaying pads sound off in the background. The bass begins its journey and soon evolves into a monster with a vibration that runs deep and will shudder any bass bin it touches. A real cool feature on the track is the vocal that comes to prominence on the break and which sits in contrast with the darker vibe as it brings a freshness to the sound. Top class stuff and a must for any box.
Xander & Niederreiter are Austrian duo Xander Kassian and Niederreiter Markus and they also debut on Piston with their remix on ‘Diggin Records’ and what an effort these guys put in. Big and brash kicks coupled with a nice and crisp hat make for a solid start to the track. The in your face bass starts early as it bubbles up from below before the track suddenly breaks and the tweaked original vocal bursts to life before slamming back into the main track. The bass has transformed beautifully as it almost growls its way through the sound. A real floor shaker here that is not to be missed.
Rounding off this EP we have the superb track ‘Time’. Getting off to a pumping start with a wonderful phat kick and crispy hat combi with the bass joining the party early on. The bass has a darkly sinister vibe that works so beautifully with the synth chords and the equally dark vocal samples. The break is dominated the brilliantly crafted chords that etch out a real cool groove along with the vocal. The track kicks back in with ass shakin power making this a track that you will definitely want in your playlist!
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Spanish DJ and producer Andres Boned aka Bonetti debuts on Piston with his superb two tracker entitled ‘My House Of Neglect’.
Andre has been attracted to electronic music and clublife from an early age. In 2010 he decided to get into making his own music. He likes to add his own unique twists on Tech House and Deep House so that his sounds can be enjoyed on the beach or in the club at the same time. Since he released his first track in 2011 on iFrominal he has not looked back, a raft of releases and support from around the world has stood him in good stead and will no doubt keep him on track for an exciting future.
First up is the title track ‘My House Of Neglect’ which gets going with a proper house pumping kick and a sharp hat that combine to give a classic feel. The drum arrangement reaches expert levels as cut outs and shuffling grooves keep the rhythms flowing. A cool vocal sample comes through from time to time giving a true deep house texture to the sound. A sublime gated house chord does the most damage here as it shapes the track beautifully while the bass sits back and carries a solid groove throughout.. The vocal comes though more prominent on the break and tells of a dark tale which fits this sound perfectly. Top notch stuff out of Spain here and a must have in those boxes!
‘The Class War’ intros with a superb classic styled thumping kick and crispy hat combi. Proper House keys begin to fade through as a fantastic spoken vocal begins a very cool narrative that reverberates throughout the track. A very subtle yet highly effective bass just sits at the right level and allows the other sounds solid platform to shine. On the break the chords get a makeover as a groovy riff peek in.
Nice and chunky sounds here and definitely not to be missed.
Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax aka Ivan Delgado and Christian Gomez are a DJ and production duo from Spain, the guys are debuting on Piston with this fantastic two tracker ‘In Da House’.
The guys are responsible for a huge amount of releases across many top labels including Susurruous Music, King Street, Soulman, Monog Records and Tip Tap Records to name just a small few. They have a dynamic partnership and their styles mix together very well, they both use as much of the classic analog sound as they can in their works, especially TR-909 and 808 as they try to bring a bit of classic Chicago House into the modern era.
The title track ‘In Da House’ sets us off on a truly sublime deep and groovy journey, the intro boasts a cool percussion line that is soon joined by a nice and full chunky kick that just takes over the sound. A deep rooted bass begins to form as the drum arrangement goes into full effect creating a solid rhythmic base. Warm keys come into play alongside a low and slow vocal sample which really stands out. The break reveals more of those surreal chords while continuing the percussion led theme of the track. Top stuff and a cert to draw a lot of attention.
‘Too Much’ goes into groovy overdrive and does it in style. Nice and steady intro with the kicks and percussions, a few very cool vocal samples come in the form of a sultry female voice and smooth male voice making for a fantastic contrast. The house keys on show are outstanding as they weave out a groovy pattern that takes over the track superbly as the bass sits in the perfect position.
A straight up in your face House stomper that will no doubt light up many floors!
Italian DJ and producer Luigi De Santis aka GgDeX debuts on Piston with his two tracker ‘Put The Needle’. Luigi started out in 2001 when he began mixing his LP collection which soon got him a good reputation as he was asked to perform at various parties. His sets take on various guises while always focusing on rhythms and nuances, he likes to get into the deeper and tech side of House. In 2007 he got his first release on Fahrenheit Music with help from his close friend Mario Piu. Many more releases followed across multiple labels with much more to come for sure.
First up is ‘Put The Needle’ which intros with cool and crisp hats with a short vocal sample coming through. Big and chunky kicks set the track off brilliantly before a big and brash bass takes over. The sound takes on a true deep tech vibe as the bass works its magic alongside some very smooth chords and plucky riffs. On the break the chords get an overhaul as they weave out a groovy hook before the track slams right back into the main track. Top stuff out of Italy and not to be missed.
‘Blue Garage’ is up next with a nice and crispy intro as percussions build up a flowing rhythm with the help of a phat kick. A superb deep pulsating bass takes over the sound and lies in perfect harmony with the drum section. Groovy vocal samples add cool textures to the sound as a funky synth teases on the outskirts. Full on deep tech vibes here and a definite must for those bouncier floors!
The Secrets Of The Trade compilation series 3rd installment is now available in all portals, this time with original tracks and remixes from the likes of Tony Lionni, Jordan Peak, Dale Howard, James Dexter, Urulu & Steve Huerta, Rick Wade, Black Loops, Rogerio Martins, Kevin Griffiths, Max Graef, Downtown Party Network, Stefano Esposito, Daniel Bortz and more!
The legendary Rick Wade makes a welcome return to Piston with his ‘Zombie RP’ which comes backed up with a superb remix. Rick’s last outing ‘Night Flyer’ saw much support from all quarters and no doubt we will be seeing a lot more support with this latest offering.
We kick off with the Original Mix of the title track ‘Zombie RP’ which gets us moving with classic kick and hat intro. A fantastic big double bass soon takes over the sound as the grooves begin to shuffle along. A nice and warm piano finds its way in alongside a subtle stab and wispy FX. Superb stuff from Mr Wade and an absolute must for those late night groovy floors.
The head honcho at Piston, Rogerio Martins, lends his skills at the mixing desk with his Rotting Deep Remix of ‘Zombie RP’. Rogerio recently released his own ‘Gonna Be Mine’ on vinyl which is proving to be an increasingly popular choice of media in these days of technology. Here Rogerio gets things moving with a chunky kick and a superb array of hats and cymbals that give off a classy vibe. The bassline dominates the track beautifully as the main hook appears and takes us up to the break where deep chords being to rise before slamming us back into the groove, not to be missed!
‘Mighty’ is up next with a chunky intro filled with phat kicks and a cool percussion arrangement. Sweeping synths set the mood brilliantly and make way for a pulsating bassline that just rolls along the groove superbly. As the track evolves layers continue to build and result in a full flowing deep and funky house vibe. We get a few respites in the short breaks that occur before we are flung back into this relentless groove. Fantastic stuff and a track that will be a main feature in many sets for sure.
Spanish DJ and producer Mianyo debuts on Piston with an irresistible two tracker entitled ‘Beat Club EP’.
A relative newcomer to the scene Mianyo has seen releases on labels like Musex Industries and Azari Records. His tracks have been remixed by Oraa and Peter Ryan and he has turned his own hand to remixing other artists also.
First up we have ‘Beat Repeat’ which intros with a classic punchy kick and crispy percussion combo, this arrangement dishes out a nice flowing rhythm and takes us up to a smooth deep house synth that morphs at every turn. A cool and warm bass keeps this groove surging forward and the addition of a very cool vocal adds a fresh twist. The break boasts the vocal alongside some squeaky FX which works so well and leads back into the main sound for a cool and groovy ride through deep house, awesome stuff.
‘Txuribeltz Club’ gets the juices flowing with a smooth percussion driven intro which leads up to a nice thudding kick that will get that ass shaking in no time. A fantastic swirling synth chord comes through and just oozes house flavours. A super laidback groovy bass takes over and gets the track into full on house mode. On the break subtle chords filter through before a superb female vocal from Adriana Lucia dominates the sound alongside bassy shots. The track builds back up into full swing and will no doubt keep the floors alive. A tribute to the popular Txuribeltz Club which attracts many of Pistons artists and championed by the likes of Oraa and Piek.
A sublime and smooth slice that is not to be missed.
Paul debuts on Piston with the superb ‘Never Ending’ and is backed up with two fantastic remixes. Paul got into electronic music early in his life but didn’t get the behind the decks until he was about 21 years old. Soon after he decided to get into producing with the results seeing releases on labels like Dash Deep Records, Deepmentality Records and Endemic Digital to name just a few.
The Original Mix is silky smooth deep fuelled track that combines many different elements beautifully. From the steady flowing rhythms to the amazing vocal. The big feature is for sure that vocal which just captivates as it narrates its story, the deep and warm bass washes over the track effortlessly as arps weave out cool patterns. Deep house chords also play a big role and give great depth to the sound creating a stunning groove which will be a joy to listen to.
London based DJ and producer JR (UK) aka Simon Bingham returns to Piston after his debut with ‘For The O.G’s’ which performed very well getting much support. Here he pulls out all the stops to deliver a fine slice of house music. Classic kick and hat intro sets the pace along with crispy claps and a big brass stab. Smooth chords ease into the sound and take us to the vocal which is just stunning. Nice little melodic shots peek through in the form high pitched notes and lead us into a silky bass filled with warmth and depth. The bass intensifies and transforms with a much more gritty vibe coming through. On the break that gritty bass continues as a simply awesome synth riff comes into play and takes right back into this floor shaking groove, brilliant stuff.
Well respected Portuguese DJ & Producer Joal is up next with his remix. Joal has been responsible for some top quality music over the years and while this is his first outing on Piston he has seen many releases on labels like Eyepatch Recordings, Howz Choonz, Bonzai Progressive and Bonzai Basiks to name just a short few. 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. Here he adds his superbly unique twist on the original with a fine example of his meandering style. The track intros with a fantastic punchy kick and closed hat with percussive elements building up through the sound as a hypnotic sound effect loiters in the back. The sound effects are ever evolving and add a very cool texture to the grooves. The vocal manipulation is awesome and leads us into a very soft acid type sequence that stays the course. A wonderful slice that will no doubt draw lots of attention!
Moliner debuts on Piston with this superb two tracker entitled ‘Nobody Else’.
Moliner got into electronic music in the nineties and drew influence from the likes of Mike Oldfield and Depeche Mode. He has been developing his own unique house sound since his early teens and this has been manifested in the many releases he has had over many labels.
‘Nobody Else’ intros with a smooth shuffling groove as broken kicks reside over an intricate hi hat arrangement. The track bursts into a full on 4×4 slice with a superb vocal over the top and some classy house chords on the offbeat. On the breakdown those broken beats rise up again and are joined by a silky smooth high pitched house string adding a rich texture to the vibe. A straight up party tune which will do well on the floors for sure!
‘Spain Doesn’t Love Me’ is up next and gets going with a filtered kick that soon warms up into a nice chunky thump with crispy hats alongside. A deep groovy bass soon joins in and is partnered with a funky little vocal. Strong chords are brought in and give the track a tougher vibe while on the break some cool, almost off key piano strokes come in and lead us back into this solid deep house workout!
Swedish DJ and producer Victor Berghmeister debuts on Piston with a smooth two tracker entitled ‘Leaving Yous’.
Up first we have the delectable ‘Leaving Yous’ which intros with a superbly phat and chunky kick with a nice and smooth chord fading through alongside a simple vocal sample. The chords then unleash a groovy riff and the vocals become much more prominent. All this is held up beautifully with a wonderful deep bass that would have a speaker shivering. The deep and funky levels rise on the break as the chords take control before slamming back into this full on deep house workout, brilliant stuff.
‘Slippy’ gets going with a velvety kick which is accompanied by a warm sweeping chord. Superb chords are joined by some classy and funky vocals adding great character to the track. A juggling bassline meanders through the track effortlessly while the housey keys remain a big focus which are further enhanced by the appearance of a wonderful piano riff that will get the big floors moving. A sure fire hit with those deeper sets no doubt!