Recent posts: Deep House
One of Piston’s longer standing contributors Marco Madia returns with another deep house slice entitled Gray Squirrel that will keep the floors moving no doubt. This one marks his ninth outing as well as appearances on several compilations over the years. We’re always excited when his latest offerings drop into the mailbox and already we can’t wait for his next one, for now though, get down and dirty with these deep and groovy movers.
Popular Piston Recordings contributor Daniel Ray returns for his 5th outing here with the superb Under Your Bed EP. We last saw him back in December 2016 with the impressive Low Heals before appearances on volume 8 and 9 of our Secrets Of The Trade series. Always great to hear new material from this hugely talented artist and no doubt we’ll see much more in the future.
Mike Morales aka Mi Ke returns to Piston with another round of sublime deep house grooves. This one marks his thrid outing for us having previously scored great support with Come With Me EP back in April 2017 and his debut slice, 214 EP under his Mi Ke moniker. Mike is a force to be reckoned with on the house scene as he’s been around for quite some time. He is heavily influenced by Portugal’s infamous underground scene and his name began resonating amongst established DJ’s and artists. His debut track – Dream Shattered, premiered on Digweed’s Transitions radio show in 2003 and since then he has continued to churn out top quality vibes.
Santiago De Chile based DJ and producer Delfina Franco aka Delphie debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Re-Re-Lease which also features a solid remix from compatriot Pablo Cornejo. For the last number of years Delphie has been churning out top quality grooves on various labels with great support coming from all quarters. She plays at top clubs all over Argentina and beyond where she dishes out her brand of all things tech and deep house and she also runs Welcome Records as label manager. Great to have her on board at Piston and we hope to be hearing more from her soon.
Italian DJ’s and producers, Cristian Carpentieri, Guido Nemola and Chico Perulli aka Joyfull Family return to Piston with the excellent Lost Pleasures EP. This one follows their 2015 debut – Wish EP – which gained great support across the board. 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.
Our ever popular series of high quality club cuts The Secrets Of The Trade is back once again to provide the only fodder required to get your crowd down and dirty on the floors. Now in its 9th instalment we’ve sourced 15 of the very best grooves for your arsenal. Tracks and remixes from the likes of Leandro Silva, Tuneon, Oscar Holgado, Southerm Groove, Mianyo, Marco Madia, Distilled Noise, PolyRhythm, Alex Wellman, Adriaan, Daniel Ray and label guru Rogerio Martins will most definitely ensure maximum impact is achieved. Get your hands on this one, you will not be disappointed.
Jakhira’s next outing on Piston is the delicious deep house groover Boston Rascal which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Rubba J and label boss Rogerio Martins. UK born but now residing in Belgium, Jack delivers a certain dynamic in his sound which captivates the listener. His musical roots spread far and wide with some serious bangers across multiple genres. More recently he has favoured the deeper, soulful side of house music while maintaining a presence in other styles. His last cut for us here at Piston was a fantastic remix on Demarkus Lewis – Sing It which grabbed a lot of attention. Much more to come from this outstandingly talented artist, stay tuned.
Piston firm favourite Marco Madia returns with his eighth production for us in the form of the fantastic Lemurs EP. One thing you will notice about all of his productions is the attention to the detail, ensuring a quality sound with every release. Marco has been in and around the underground scene for a number of years. In 2006 he moved to Berlin where he got a degree in audio engineering and soon started work as a sound designer. He also produces under the pseudonym Flip Morton and his experience has led to working on film soundtracks and exhibitions. His last outing – Toucan EP – proved popular and no doubt we’ll see more of the same here.
Prolific house music aficionado Rick Wade returns to Piston Recordings with his fourth slice of house music goodness for our listening pleasure. Detroit based Rick is highly revered in the industry for his dedication to the true purposes of house. Also known as Big Daddy Rick and Dr. Low-Tech, he has literally released hundreds of tracks throughout his career on almost 50 different labels since the mid 1990’s. He is also owner of Harmonie Park Records which specialises in deep house and has been running this label since 1993. Born just outside Chicago’s South Side he started spinning in the mid 80’s in the same club where Jeff Mills was cutting his teeth. From there he went on to run his own show on WCBN and gained a name for himself on the circuit to this day. His last outing here – Daedalus – was very well received as expected and we’ve no doubt this one will hit the floors in time for the Summer months.
Monog’s next release features label bosses Joal and Bruno Otranto alongside the talented Piermaria Chapus and their sublime The Landscape Is Fading EP. DJ and producer Bruno Otranto joined Monog as Joal’s partner in crime at the start of 2017, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with that same commitment and penchant for quality. Berlin based musician, composer, songwriter and producer Piermaria Chapus provides the vocals on this release, with great effect. A hugely talented artist in his trade he has worked alongside Joal in the past for material on Selador and no doubt we’re in for a real treat with this one.
Slovenian DJing duo Quicker Balance mark their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two tracker Feel The Melody. This talented pair have a passion for music and are still experimenting with different styles and concepts. They’ve always admired other artists, shown great respect for their music and the dedication their peers put into writing music. Their style is diverse to say the least, it’s a mixture of raw beats, influenced by soul, jazz and funk. Listening to their music will put you in many places within your mind, we like to envisage a sun soaked terrace with a cool drink and a partying crowd. Great to have them on board and we hope to see more soon.
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.
Our My House Is Your House series continues and in this 14th instalment we’ve gathered together 30 choice cuts from a range of labels including Piston Recordings, HoF, Eyepatch Recordings, GMR and C&D. Tracks and remixes come from the likes of Joal, Charles Ramirez, Mike Denitz, Arturo Garces, Marco Madia, JR From Dallas, Gusher, Bonetti, Cerillo, J.Nandez, Barkai & Babylon, Polyrhythm, Victor Maximiliano, Pulp Talks and many more. Deep, Tech and pure House grooves are on offer that will keep any party in full swing which is no surprise given the calibre of artists on show. Get this one into your collection, you will not be disappointed.
Aveiro, Portugal born André Filipe Rodrigues aka Andy Book debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep house two tracker Short Circuit EP. Now residing in Nice, France, Andy spreads his artistic range from music to art and illustration. He has harboured a passion for electronic music for a long time and in 2007 he started to produce his own music with his first release being Geometric Drop EP which gained support from Silicone Soul among others. In 2008, together with Alexx Wolfe he got his first release on vinyl, a remix for Frederic De Carvalho. Then he started working with Sui Generiz and released the Lost Words EP which received huge feedback from the likes of Rodriguez Jr, Kolombo, and James Teej to name just a few. A highly regarded artist we’re glad to have on board.