Label: Piston Recordings
Release date: 2016-04-18
Catalog number: PR2016207
Alvaro Martins aka Upright returns to Piston with his second outing – Raw Flow. Having made an impact on remix duties for Oli Frances’ Slow Mo and Rob Small & Danny Hartley’s Stubbed, Upright also featured on our Best Of Piston Recordings 2015 compilation before his full debut at the end of 2015 with Bite You At The Altar. Great to see him back with more of his sublime deep and tech house vibes.
Raw Flow intros with a cool percussive fuelled sequence that gets boosted by punchy kick drums and crispy hats. Deep throbbing basses lurk on the low end as synth stabs catch our attention. A short break introduces some very cool vocals before revealing a fantastic warping stab that becomes the main focus of the sound. A superb display of tech house that will definitely turn a few heads.
Move Around sets out with a nice pumping kick drum and a pulsing bass that sits lurking on the low end. Shuffling hats make for a steady rhythmic flow as retro house stabs come through alongside a raspy synth and some cool vocal snippets. The track holds a superb deep house groove that builds and builds until you have no choice but to hit the floor and get dancing.