Italian DJ and producer trio, Cristian Carpentieri, Guido Nemola and Chico Perulli aka Joyfull Family return to Piston with the excellent Keep On Dubbin’ EP which comes hot on the heels of their last effort – Lost Pleasures EP – back in June 2017. Ten years ago these guys got together to create underground tracks and house remixes. Their 2005 hit Da Breaker got plenty of airtime, notably through gaining top spot on various European charts including Pete Tong’s Essential Selection. They went on to remix for international stars like Corrina Joseph and Shawn Christopher as well as a remix for Cajmere and Dajae’s Brighter Days. In the last couple of years they’ve racked up a very impressive release count on several labels with their brand of deep and tech house hitting the spot for many jocks and clubbers alike. Nice to see them back for more at Piston.
Keep On Dubbin’ offers up a real treat full of wonderful house flavours to whet the appetite and get the floors busy. The track intros with a nice punchy kick drum and slicing hi hat combi which is soon followed by a powerful sub bass. Cool vocals laden with FX peek through adding a club vibe as filtered pads fade in. The synths deliver a cool funky house groove that blends effortlessly with that solid probing bassline. A definite must have for sure.
Take Me Up ironically takes us down, deep down into the depths of house music and filled with warming basses and seriously smooth chords. A chunky kick drum leads the way and is accompanied by rhythmic hi hats and intricate percussion patterns. Short vocal shots create a cool vibe as rich chords come through alongside mesmerizing keys and sweeping pads. A wonderful deep house groove, perfect for those early morning sessions.