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RICARDO MEJIA – DISCO XTC EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Ricardo Mejia debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Disco XTC EP. Mexican born, Tijuana based Ricardo brings a fresh sound in his music and has seen releases on various labels over the last few years. On the DJ front, Ricardo regularly appears at top venues around his hometown and his style of play appeals to many. Great to have him on board and hope to see more from him in the future.

Ricardo Mejia – Disco XTC EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #ricardomejia

10 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

RICARDO MEJIA – DISCO XTC EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Ricardo Mejia debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Disco XTC EP. Mexican born, Tijuana based Ricardo brings a fresh sound in his music and has seen releases on various labels over the last few years. On the DJ front, Ricardo regularly appears at top venues around his hometown and his style of play appeals to many. Great to have him on board and hope to see more from him in the future.

Disco XTC intros with a pumping kick drum and slowly fading in discofied riff that builds and builds into an ecstatically charged upbeat groove. Tight drums fill up the sound alongside a pulsating bassline and create a superb rhythmic flow that carries the track through to the end. Disco licks drip off the sound and you’d soon find yourself shakin’ those hips to the groovy sounds. The vocals really make the track stand out adding a contemporary flavour and bringing the retro and modern sounds together in perfect harmony. Tech house grooves for the discerning clubber, not to be missed.

Next up we have Talking S with it’s cool intro made up of distant vocals and a crispy hi hat that teases out the rhythm beautifully. Punchy kicks come through along with a deep probing bassline as those vocal shots continue. Melancholic keys fill up the background and add to the deep lushness of the groove while contrasting plucks mesmerize. This one certainly goes deep and comes off as sombre in places but the tight drums and quality vibe will most definitely give it loads of appeal to late night sessions.

Mellow takes us deep into the house sound with its warmth and beautifully lush groove. Driving the track we have a nice punchy kick drum alongside crispy hi hats and sporadic percussions that create a fine flowing rhythm. A selection of smooth pads and chords deliver that lush groove on a platter as bright synths bring a funky edge. The perfect fodder for any deep set, this one will not disappoint.

#ricardomejia #pistonrecordings

8 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

PULPTALKS – SAND (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italian born and London based DJ and producer PulpTalks debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker entitled Sand. PulpTalks is fast becoming a name synonymous with deep house grooves. He spins at top parties throughout London and in 2015 he started to release his own sounds to the world which has gained the attention of many. A rising star no doubt, this guy is one to watch.

Sand intros with a nice warm deep house chord against contrasting crispy hi hats and sharp percussions. Tight beats come through and take over, driving the house groove straight to the floor. A cool sounding female spoken vocal adds a wonderful fresh vibe to the track which gives it even more dance appeal. The track gets an added bounce with some fantastic punchy stabs that just ooze pure house music, something jocks and the crowd are simply going to love. Bright and breezy summer grooves, perfect for those sun kissed beach parties.

After So Long takes us deep into the house sound and holds us there without mercy, forcing you to move to its groove. A super tight drum arrangement delivers a solid rhythm that will have the floors moving while deep and lush keys go to work on your soul. The warmth drips off the track as those superb chords do their thing. This one is the perfect fodder for after sunset when the heat gets turned up on the floor, excellent stuff.

#pulptalks #pistonrecordings

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LORYS DE FALCO – THIS DAY IS A GIFT EP FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Italy based DJ and producer Lorys De Falco debuts on Piston with the fantastic three tracker This Day Is A Gift EP. Lorys developed a passion for music from a very young age and at just 14 he entered the world of DJing after purchasing his first equipment. He got plenty of gigs in bars and clubs around his hometown and soon after he secured his first residency at Fitzroy Disco Club. Offers started to come in for other residencies and he chose Capitol Disco Club in Pescara. To date he has played all over Italy alongside top jocks in top venues. A relative new comer on the production front, the future looks promising as this guy dishes out quality tech house vibes for our listening pleasure, definitely one to watch.

Lorys De Falco – This Day Is A Gift EP, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #lorysdefalco

3 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

MICHAEL NUNES – JOURNEY EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

DJ and producer Michael Nunes marks his Piston debut with the stunning three track Journey EP. Over the years he has taken in lots of music and draws influences from many styles like funk and soul with artists and groups such as Prince, Cameo and Isaac Hayes among his favourites. Growing up in Amsterdam he became intrigued by house music and when he started to DJ he blended the sound of his early years with the sounds of house and disco and spitting out quality deep house, nu disco and tropical. He has played at many top venues across Europe including Paris and the infamous Berghain Cantine in Berlin. Much more to come from this guy on the production and DJing fronts, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.

Journey intros with a wonderfully warm chord sequence that is joined by a subtle bass creating a deep house groove that gets right under your skin. A very cool bright drum section keeps the rhythm moving at a smooth tempo giving you plenty of time to get your groove on. This one really is a journey, a journey that keeps you locked on for the duration with its infectious hooks and deep grooving basses. Excellent stuff that you will not want to miss.

Sweet Avenue sets off with a pretty upbeat bass alongside a sharp hat as shuffling percussions fade in delivering the rhythm. Punchy kick drum soon follow and are joined by some very cool keys that throw in a sublime take on the deep groove. Beautifully executed house chords fill the sound with a contemporary sound that will most definitely get the floors moving. Cool instrument riffs add wonderful textures to the track and will make this one appeal to many house jocks no doubt, a must have track.

Stay Away From The Fake is true deep house groover from start to finish. You’ll find yourself wrapped up in its warm basses and out of this world FX. A tight drum section leads the way giving you the chance to get those feet shuffling to the floors while excellent synth keys weave through the sound. The track eases along with its smooth pace and sultry sounds while an ultra cool spoken vocal is introduced giving the sound a fantastic urban characteristic filled with wonderful textures. Top notch grooves not to be missed.

#michaelnunes #pistonrecordings

1 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

LORYS DE FALCO – THIS DAY IS A GIFT EP (PISTON RECORDINGS)

Italy based DJ and producer Lorys De Falco debuts on Piston with the fantastic three tracker This Day Is A Gift EP. Lorys developed a passion for music from a very young age and at just 14 he entered the world of DJing after purchasing his first equipment. He got plenty of gigs in bars and clubs around his hometown and soon after he secured his first residency at Fitzroy Disco Club. Offers started to come in for other residencies and he chose Capitol Disco Club in Pescara. To date he has played all over Italy alongside top jocks in top venues. A relative new comer on the production front, the future looks promising as this guy dishes out quality tech house vibes for our listening pleasure, definitely one to watch.

This Day Is A Gift intros with a muted kick drum that soon finds its low end after a few bars turning into a well rounded punchy mofo that will rattle any bass bin. Bright crispy hi hats come in and are joined by cool FX and a tight percussion section complete with rolling snares. Cool vocals are littered throughout and add superb textures to the sound. The bassline stands out and really gets the body moving with its up tempo tech house groove. Top notch stuff indeed, a must have.

Eden steps into a wonderful world of deep tech grooves that ooze out of the track right from the get go. Punchy kick drums and sharp claps lead the way as hypnotic keys fill the background alongside cool vocal shots. The track breaks for a few beats before slamming back with a fantastic dancey bassline in tow. The bassline will definitely move you as it plies its infectious groove on our senses. A brilliantly crafted slice of tech house with a deep vibe that will delight many floors for sure.

People From Mars takes us on a superb tech house ride that will have us shuffling to the floors pretty quickly. Big chunky kick drums are joined by rhythmic hats and some expertly crafted percussion patterns, while a deep resonating bassline forces you to get your groove on. Cool vocals are spread throughout the sound along with a couple of very subtle classic snippets. A fantastic tech house cut full of bouncy grooves and dancey vibes.

#lorysdefalco #pistonrecordings

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EKAI & TXEFF ON – IN MY MIND FEATURED BY BEATPORT

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.

Ekai & Txeff On – In My Mind, out this week on Piston Recordings, is featured by Beatport in the Tech House genre page!

#beatport #pistonrecordings #ekai #txeffon

27 July 2016 UPDATES Read more

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

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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

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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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