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MARCO MADIA – SUGAR LIFT EP
Apr 2015 27

Italian producer Marco Madia is back at Piston with another superb four track EP entitled Sugar Lift. We last saw this talented artist back in the summer of 2014 with his 12 Seagulls EP which went down a treat among many in the deep and tech world.

Sugar Lift intros with a nice and smooth deep grooving vibe as steady beats are formed into a cool 4×4 flow. Sharp hats and snappy claps are merged with a tight drum arrangement as deep rooted basses growl their way through the low end. Raw, dirty synths provide a dark element as the track evolves and draws you into its organic world. A mesmerizing and trippy experience here that you won’t want to miss.

Mezzotint sets off with cool muted kicks and muffled chords that filter into the sound beautifully. The kicks transform into chest pounding thumps alongside warm analogue stabs and a sub shattering bass. The tight drum patterns blend perfectly delivering a solid grooving rhythm that locks you in. On the break we are met with a superb showcase of keys, from funky licks to raw shots before we are led back to the main sound for the duration. Top notch stuff here that will definitely be a welcome addition in many sets.

Tarlatan gives off an upbeat kinda vibe right from the off with the groove taking on a bouncy form. Nice chunky kicks are paired up with a very cool rhythmic percussion section that continues to grow throughout. Warm, rising strings bellow up from below and compliment the lush and sometimes rough edged bass. A very smooth ride through the deep side of tech here that keep floors lit up for sure.

Acquatint intros with a deep sinister sounding vibe which leads up to a punchy kick that pounds out a cool rhythm alongside a bright offset hat. In the background tight drum patterns begin to emerge as the layers build. The bass stands out brilliantly with its garage flavour and blends perfectly with those deep rooted chords. The rhythm section will keep the feet dancing with its complex patterns and expert arrangement. Definitely a track for the deeper sets, not to be missed.

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PISTON RECORDINGS RADIOSHOW #80 – MIXED BY FRANCIS WHITE
Apr 2015 22

This week we have a debutant in our weekly show, Francis White. I can say we will have some of his music released in Piston next July, meanwhile here goes his mix as a appetizer!

Piston Recordings Radioshow #80 – mixed by Francis White by Piston Recordings on Mixcloud

1º Wade – Sunday In The Sky (Original Mix)
2º Bas Ibellini – That’s Right (Original Mix)
3º Francis White -True Life (Original Mix)
4º Christian Nielsen – Do You Mind (Original Mix)
5º Cerillo – Ghettoblaster (Original Mix)
6º Hot Since 82 – Pound Your Soul (Sidney Charles Remix)
7º Oscar L – Hot (Original Mix)
8º Dale Howard – Trouble (Original Mix)
9º Sidney Charles – Rumpshaker (Original Mix)
10º Mar-T, Luca Donzelli – Step By Step (Mennie Remix)
11º Cuartero – Silicone (Original Mix)
12º Brett Lawrence – Tear It Up (Original Mix)

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MARCUS RAUTE – WITHOUT YOU EP
Apr 2015 20

Italian producer Marcus Raute is back at Piston with the fantastic two tracker, Without You EP. We last saw London based Marcus back in the summer of 2014 with Samplin’ Memories which went down a storm in all the right places. Since then he has notched up a raft of releases across various labels and solidifying his hold on the Deep House arena. He also recently played at the famous Ministry Of Sound in February 2015 and no doubt you will see him other top venues soon.

Echoes settles into an edgy slice of deep tech right from the off with a raw urbanised sound that locks you into its groove with nice punchy kicks tight percussions and a cool street vibe ambience. Deep house chords crop up from time to time alongside a tribalistic vocal and pave the way for a very cool percussion driven lead to the backdrop of rising pads that ebb and flow throughout. A real solid deep tech and tribal stomper that will not disappoint.

You Don’t Say intros with a real tribal vibe as tight drums and percussions lock horns alongside a very cool and subtle vocal. Rich, high strings make an appearance and give off some cool contrasts to the sound as a deep rooted bass lurks in the depths. The vocal has a huge impact on the track and soon draws a lot of attention with its pure house vibe. Superb stuff with a strong, powerful groove that will definitely dominate the floors.

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