Belfast based DJ, producer and house music aficionado Francis Keeley aka Boyard debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker entitled After Hours. Great to be on it mate! Thanks very much glad your liking the tracks. Francis (or Fra to his mates) has always wanted to make his own music, a lot of his friends were DJing and producing and he knew he wanted this also. He started to learn everything about producing around 6 years ago and in 2016 he saw his first release on Sneaky followed by top cuts on Melodymathics and Trend Records. His tracks have not only been championed by jocks from all over the world but have been remixed by the likes of Orlando Voorn, Melodymann, J Garcia and Groove Riddim to name a few. In August 2016 he played his debut DJ gig in Chalet, Berlin and has not looked back since. He draws inspiration from deep, jazzy melodic house music as well as smooth funk and disco too. When he is making music his influences range from Glen underground, Rick wade, Moodymann, Agnes, Jovonn and Ron Trent among others. For the future he plans to keep bringing out bigger tracks and put more time into DJing since he has now got the bug. It’s great to have him on board here at Piston and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of this talented artist in the future.
After Hours is a nice and smooth deep house groover with a laidback vibe that wraps you up in its warming jazzy basses. Shuffling hats and tight percussions deliver a solid flowing rhythm as calming chords, high strings and smooth and subtle melodies layer up. A soulful vocal dishes out a pure house music feeling that captivates and locks you in for the duration. A top notch slice that you do not want to miss.
Go For A Spin offers a beautifully crafted deep house cut full of sultry tones with a fantastic dancefloor appeal that will definitely grab the attention of many. A tight drum section leads the way with a nice punchy kick and crispy hi hat at the forefront. The track treats us to a superb rhythmic groove thanks to those intricate percussion patterns and the brilliant vocals. Cool laidback sounds add a nice contrast in the track make this a definite must have for any late night party session.