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Greece based DJ and producer Savvas aka Savvas Karabinos debts on Piston with this sublime two tracker entitled ‘Cry Away’. Savvas was born in Chicago and found electronic music in the early nineties. Soon after he discovered the art of DJing and was soon playing all around town at the best clubs and open-air parties. His first production was released in 2000 on Klik Records with many more releases following on labels like Ready Mix Records, Itom Records and Kraak Records to name just a few.
‘Cray Away’ intros with wonderfully lush synth pads with a nice chunky kick and crisp hat combination. The bass soon raises its head and offers a truly deep groove which fills out the sound beautifully. Quality deep house keys make a showing alongside some cool vocal samples, the track whittles down to just the keys on the break creating a brilliant vibe in the process before getting right back into this full on deep ride, great stuff.
‘Vice Versa’ sets off with smooth kicks and flowing percussions. A deep and lush chord takes over the sound as a low bass rides along the rhythm. Vocal samples add a cool vibe with perfectly placed synth keys weighing in. Many different instruments show up in this ever evolving sound which makes this a must for any box.
Martins has steered his label through a dizzying amount of quality releases since 2007 picking up support from the likes of Laurent Garnier and John Aquaviva who have confirmed themselves as fans in the past and this new release is sure to find just as much favour with the top dogs.
‘Gonna Be Mine’ is the one Martins original and is a classical inclined bit of mature house music with sombre piano chords draped over nicely shuffling percussion. Subtle human sounds litter the arrangement and more lively stabs enter the fray in the latter half but essentially this is all about the warm and inviting groove.
Remixing first is Paris man Joss Moog, who has released on Robsoul and has a very uniquely musical approach to everything he does. Here he reworks the track into a bit of authentic old school disco with knotted basslines, plenty of vibrant and jangling percussion and warm chords. It’s a great rework and he also provides an exclusive digital only remix that is even more unhinged, funky and freewheeling.
Next up is young UK house talent James Dexter, who has appeared on plenty of great labels in this, his breakout year, and shows why he is so rated with this remix. It’s a stripped back and dubbed out, firmly rooted bit of house music for the heads with tough beats are and lush chords. Closing out the package is Gourmand Music boss and Chicago House purist, JR From Dallas. His Ghetto mix is suitably quick licked, dirty and sleazy, with plenty of abrasive percussive loops rattling along next to busy drums and various vocal sounds.
For house heads there can be few better labels than this, and Piston’s latest offering might just be its best yet.
Early support from Fish Go Deep (Innervisions, Defected), Miguel Campbell (Hot Creations, Outcross, MAM), UGLH (Witty Tunes, Plastic City, Get Physical Music), Tensnake (Defected, Rush Hour, Get Physical Music), Moodtrap (Tsuba), Joyce Muniz (2020 Vision, Exploited, Snatch!), Claudio Coccoluto, Ekkohaus (2020 Vision, Morris Audio, Cargo Edition, Liebe Detail), GIOM (Ornate Music, Lost My Dog, Phobic), X-Press 2, Kirby (Lost My Dog, Loco Records, Nordic Trax), Matias Zeque (Akbal Music), Jakobin & Domino (Large, Luv Shack), Ricardo Miranda (Rush Hour), Marcus Sur (MBF LTD, Noir, RESOPAL), Mark Knight (Toolroom, Ministry of Sound), Steve Mac, Black Loops (Toy Tonics, Gruvv), Moliner (Depaart, Gimmick Records) and more!
Out 10th February 2014 on vinyl + Digital in 24th February 2014
Debut appearance on Piston for Miguel Reis with this deep two tracker ‘Classic Motherfucker Record’ and also comes with a remix from Piston founder Rogerio Martins. Miguel Reis is a new moniker and is the very same artist with a multitude of releases under the alias of Mike Kings who has seen tracks on labels like Nervous Records, Stereo Productions, Kult Records, Session Trax, Fatal Music ,Magna Recordings,and many more.
The Original Mix on ‘Classic Motherfucker Record’ intros with a nice mix of kicks and percs which set up a smooth rhythmic vibe, a deep, rasping vocal comes in with a very cool narrative which blends perfectly with the house beats. The track builds steadily as the vocal becomes a big focus before a truly deep and groovy bassline comes to the fore and injecting a funky flavour to the sound, top stuff.
Rogerio Martins gets into remix mode with his We Just Love The Music Remix. Rogerio has a brand new track being released soon on digital and vinyl, ‘Gonna Be Mine’ is already drawing a lot of interest with top support coming from all quarters which is a testament to the skills he has to offer. The remix takes the track right into the heart of what deep house vibes are all about. Strong, chunky kicks and rhythmic percussions keep the groove moving while a cool low end bass resonates from below. The vocal sits nicely in the track and the synths give off maximum house vibes with great effect, superb stuff.
‘The Revolution’ intros with a cool, chunky 4×4 beat with percussions slowly building before a wonderful melodic sequence takes shape on top of a fantastic bassline which gives the track so much depth. The arrangement is spot on as the sounds blend effortlessly creating a stunning deep house experience. A classic vocal sample is the icing on the cake and will put this track on a lot of playlists no doubt, simply amazing track here and not to be missed!
Die Vogelperspektive debut on Piston with this three track EP entitled ‘Pumpkin Pie’. Based in Germany this collaboration is made up of one boy and one girl whose styles combine so well. Very much rooted in minimal techno this pair can stretch their imagination into many genres. Since late 2012 they have released a fair amount of tracks and remixes under labels like Auditive, URSL and Shoes Bags & Boys. The pair also perform as a DJing duo having graced the decks around Germany, most notably at 2012’s Fusion bash.
First up we have the delectable ‘Pie’, solid kicks get the groove flowing before a wonderfully deep bass blasts through. The percussion do a great job on firing up the rhythm as the track takes us deeper into darker shades of house music. A very subtle synth floats in the background but it’s the mesmerizing bass that does the trick here, superb stuff.
Next we have ‘Pumpkin’ which gives off an energetic vibe as the tempo is ramped up slightly. Nice and chunky kicks form the intro alongside sharp hats before an infectious bass drives the track forward. Stunning piece of work here as the hypnotic grooves grab hold of your senses. Definitely one to watch and a must for your playlists!
Lastly we have ‘Thanks Giv’n’, that intros with a solid kick with minimal percussions. Smooth deep house chords soon follow as crispy hats come through creating a steady rhythm. Deep basses reverberate throughout as more lush chords invade the sound. Awesome slice of deep tech here that would do well in any set.
Sardinia born DJ and producer Mend makes a debut appearance on piston with this three tracker entitled ‘Metroplex EP’. Mend has been into music from a very early age and has performed all across Europe at various events. He has released on labels like Deep Plastic Records, Vida Recordings and Clatter Records to name just a few.
Firstly we have the title track, ‘Metroplex’ which goes straight to the deeper side from the off with a wonderful well rounded kick and percussion combo. A deep bass rises from the depths to captivate the sound and settles in for a hell of a ride. Some quality FX add texture to the sound and very cool synth work sits well alongside the odd chord, sublime stuff!
‘After On The Roof’ keeps well within the realms of deep house goodness as on the intro a brilliant synth drone sits behind a cool kick and percussion arrangement. The bass soon follows and gives the track a new depth with hypnotic qualities. Subtle FX ease their way through giving the impression of a vocal sample which is very cool indeed. Top notch stuff!
‘Watergate’ sets the grooves flowing with a very cool intro including some retro styled percussions. The bassline fires up the track to perfection as it cascades through the sound. Cool vocal samples and simple one hit synths in just the right amounts add textures to the sound. Wonderful deep house vibes here, not to be missed.
Portuguese deep vibes guru Jose Reis aka Accatone joins forces with Italian DJ and producer Giuseppe D’Alessandro aka Kisk on Piston’s first release of 2014, ‘Back In Time’. Jose remains busy as ever with remix duties and original works, his latest release came via Hudd Traxx, “A Reason Not To Try” with a awesome Matthew Herbert remix . Guiseppe is making his Piston debut while he runs his own label Apparel Music which is based in the UK. He has seen a very impressive release list across many labels and his style varies with lots of diversity.
Accatone’s mix of ‘Back In Time’ delivers a solid deep house groove with cool chords and a sublime grooving bassline. The intro boasts a nice warm kick with a raspy vocal which leads into a flowing rhythm as the subtle percussions take hold. The bassline and the vocals are the main focus as the track delves deeper in the house sound. An excellent cut that will no doubt grace many a set!.
Kisk’s mix dishes out a deeper house cut with a superbly subtle intro of just low end kicks and an earthy type pad. This leads to a short break where percussions come into play on top of a cool female vocal. The track soon gets going in full on house mode as a groovy bassline takes charge. As the main break approaches the percussions ramp up a notch weaving smooth rhythms while that bass does its thing, stunning slice of deep house goodness!
And another year comes to an end… 2013 was a great one for Piston Recordings.
hile keeping up with our promise to provide a stable platform for young and talented artists like Dimitry Liss, Yusuke Yamamoto, JR, Limyth, Carlo Caldareri, In2Deep, Hurlee and more, we also released music from more experienced talent like Rick Wade, Fauvrelle, Piek, Hector Couto, Pawas, Shades Of Gray, J.Cub, and JR From Dallas & Lurob.
On top we started out a new compilation series “The Secrets Of The Trade” where we released very special music from several artists like Detroit Swindle, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Kerri Chandler, Joss Moog, Jordan Peak, Alex Agore, Derrick Carter, Tigerskin, Pablo Bolivar, DJ W!ld, Moodymanc, Hector Moralez, Giom, Dave Dubbz, Garcynoise and more!
On the other hand we also listened to many DJ’s spinning our tunes. Peeps like Phil Weeks, Jamie Jones, Jay Lumen, Detroit Swindle, Barem, Filthy Rich, Lahaus where all spotted playing our tracks! Now it’s time to celebrate, welcome a new year and hope it will be at least as good as 2013 was to us all! HAPPY NEW YEAR
Italian born DJ and producer Carlo Caldareri debuts on Piston with a superb three track EP entitled “Do It Again”. Since he was young he always cultivated a passion for music, he spent the first years of his career looking into different genres of music. Soon he focused in on house music and his DJ sets began to take on house and deep house grooves. Carlo has worked with top artists and his tracks have appeared on many labels including Digital Traffik, Microtech Records and Mono Recordings to name just a few.
“Do It Again” sets off with a cool percussion led intro with the chunky kicks soon following. A strong bassline sets the tune alight as we delve into the depths of house. On the break an urban theme develops with sirens and street ambience before sliding back into the groove with a funky bass and some fantastic vocal samples, superb stuff!
“Too Much Yeah” provides a solid intro with a nice thumping kick and percussion combi. Very cool flowing rhythms are built upon and the bassline comes in brilliantly with a deep grooving vibe. Great use of FX fill up the spectrum and vocal samples bring the funk as they fade through. This is a non-stop relentless ride through the groovier, funkier side of deep house and we love it!
“Got This Feeling” goes right into full on party mode with a classic styled kick and hat intro that builds into a solid, steady rhythm. Deep resonating basses creep up and well worked vocal samples add character with a classic vocal sample thrown in for the retro fans. Tight production here with huge club appeal, and one that will be a feature in many sets.
Debut appearance on Piston for Prague based producer Limyth aka Martin Vejvoda. “Reminiscence EP” comes with three superb deep house offerings.
“Reminiscence” kicks us off in style with a classic bass drum and deep house chord structure featuring sublime stabs. The rhythm builds nicely with crispy pure hats and claps before warm keys come through alongside a very cool bouncing bassline. Sweet melodic sequences add contrast and make this track a definite must have in any deeper set.
“Freeway” picks up the pace with solid flowing rhythm as the kicks and percussions begin to form. Warm and lush keys maintain a big focus throughout the track, melodies soon build and deep house bliss is reached. The bassline grabs attention with strong plucky sounds and ties the track up brilliantly.
“Formal Cause” is a deeper tough edged track with superb bass patterns and tight drum arrangements. This is contrasted by truly wonderful sweeping synth pads and expertly crafted melodic keys that weave intricate throughout, amazing stuff and definitely one to watch.
London based DJ and producer JR aka Simon Bingham, debuts on Piston with a stunning two tracker “For The OG’s” which comes fitted out with two superb remixes. JR grew up listening to his parents records, mostly reggae and soul, this solidified his Jamaican roots and helped shape his musical tastes. His older brother, the legendary DJ Grooverider, peeked his interest in electronica which led him to find house music as his forte. As a DJ, JR has played at London’s top clubs including Pacha, Brick House, Egg, Hidden and Lokee as well as Ibiza and other international stages.
The Original mix intros with a classic kick and hat combi before sliding into a smooth deep house groove with a brilliant baseline filled with a rich, lush vibe. A nice little vocal sample adds texture alongside some cool keys and great FX which makes this a must have for any house jock.
Barcelona based Fauvrelle takes on remix duties with his Fauvrelle LFO mix. He recently saw his own debut on Piston with “4 Pistons” which gained lots of support from around the world. The mix intros with snappy kicks and crisp hats adding a punchy feel to the sound, the bass goes deep with vocal snippets coming through alongside some superb synth chords. Cool piece of work on the remix here and one that will get lots of attention.
The boss of Piston, Portuguese DJ and producer Rogerio Martins, steps up with his remix. Rogerio and Piston are leading the way when it comes to house music, you just have to look at the back catalogue and the artists that make up the Piston roster to realise the sheer talent and diversity on offer. The mix intros with quirky FX and cool snares accompanied by a sharp clap, chunky kicks fill the sound and the rhythm starts to build beautifully. The baseline gives the track a bouncy feel that will have those asses shakin. On the break expertly crafted keys take the groove to a new level making this a track the dancefloors will love.
Debut appearance on Piston for Italian DJ and producer Francesco Bertelli aka Mennie. Having been around the scene for ten plus years, Francesco decided to produce under his new guise Mennie in 2011. Since then he has collaborated the likes of Mario Piu and seen his releases grace labels such as Fahrenheit, Pild Records, Melomane to name a few. Aside from producing he also DJ’s across the globe alongside many top jocks like Matthew Dear, Nick Curly, Alex Celler and many more.. “Rawaus” is a top class four tracker filled with all the delights of House.
“What You Want” is a deep organic sounding track with a real tough and gritty edge. Heavy kicks and sharp percussions deliver a smooth rhythm while the bass gets down and dirty giving that raw feel. Fantastic vocal shrieks are a cool contrast and build up the groove perfectly. On the break some classic house chords fade through, great stuff!
“Feel The Love” hits the groovy deep and funky house nail right on the head. Superbly crafted drum sections keep the rhythm flowing alongside a great short vocal sample. The grooving bass is accompanied by stunning synth chords which add that funky flavour, the break is dominated with a high pitch string that fades out to reveal this solid groover once more, a must for any box.
“Jackin” is one of those tracks that will have any floor pumping. Strong deep house grooves with added funk coming out of the bouncy bassline. Crispy sharp hats brighten up the sound and another great vocal sample is evident. On the break the house vibes continue to flood through as we are teased with some classic sounding synths, fantastic stuff that will be a welcome slice in any set.
The title track “Rawaus” is the last track on this stunning EP. The house flavours keep on coming as that intro throws out a tight and solid drum and percussion arrangement. High strings fade through and take us up to a short drop were a cool vocal sample gets a showing before slamming into a full on house joint complete with a bassline that will get any ass shakin! This will be a real floor favourite for sure.