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Nov201713

Simon Shaw debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Let The Music Ride EP. Over the years electronic dance music has really grabbed his attention. He boasts a wide range of musical genres in his collection which led him to start experimenting with different styles of House music. He is a completely self-taught DJ, buying all the necessary gear with money saved up and, learning by bringing a new piece of musical technology home, plugging it in, and pushing all the buttons until something happened. He has always been inspired by the big names in the game and keeps pushing hard to achieve the goals he sets himself. His biggest goal is to ensure that the party go’er has an amazing night while playing in local bars and clubs in his home town and surrounding area. From here he went on to play venues like Pacha London as well as southern English venues like Mansion, Cliff Pavillion, Zinc and Sunrooms among others.

Let The Music Ride intros with a classic house set up complete with pumping kick drum and slicing hi hats. Rhythmic percussions form up alongside a slow moving bassline that fills out the low end perfectly. Cool vocals litter the sound adding character and keeping the house vibe alive. Raucous fills with rolling snares and FX add strong dynamics to the sound while on the break the vocals take centre stage before those snappy snares take us back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff.

Mr. Operator sets out with a nice punchy kick drum and accompanying percussions that set the rhythm off. Classic style bass synths get the asses shaking as warm chords come through. A dirtier more prominent bassline takes over that will definitely translate well on the floors. A well rounded and perfectly executed house music arrangement that will be a welcome addition in any set.

The Trip wastes no time in getting right up in your face with its raucous intro which boasts chunky kicks and noisy percussions alongside a funky loop that filter in slowly. A solid dancey bassline stands out beautifully in the track and will definitely be a big focus for many. The break unleashes that funky riff with a cool attack heavy arpeggio rising up alongside. The build up creates a frenzy before slamming back into those solid beats. An absolute must have that will get any party rocking hard.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/let-the-music-ride-ep/2137105

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Nov201713

Piston Recordings presents Ghettoblasters 2 which features 15 top notch cuts covering several genres that will get the party juices flowing and fill the floors. We’ve selected only the finest in house, tech house and deep house for your listening pleasure. Tracks and remixes from the likes of V.I.O Pablo Cornejo, Nereo, Delphie, Ilario Laggetta, The Slum Vagabonds, Michael Brandi, Le Mills, Mike Denitz, Mirco Gorelli and Pierpaolo Pierotti, Eat Dust, Stranger Boys and more are all on hand to provide the floor fodder. An absolute must for the serious jocks looking to up their game.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/ghettoblasters-002/2137107

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Nov201706

Joyfull Family is made up of 3 like-minded Italian DJ’s and producers, Cristian Carpentieri, Guido Nemola and Chico Perulli and they return to Piston with the superb Mediterraneo. 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. Their last outing – Keep On Dubbin’ EP – from Summer 2017 gained great support and we’ve no doubt this one will follow suit.

Mediterraneo intros with a firm, thumping kick drum and slicing hi hat combi before a super deep walking bassline comes through to get the booty shaking. The bassline is king here as it dominates with its mood altering note changes. Accompanying the bass we find a rising pad full of rich textures and a melancholic vibe which makes for a sublime and contrasting piece of music. A seriously mesmerizing cut that will not disappoint.

Pamphlet delivers a cool drum filled sequence on the intro which is soon joined by a punchy kick drum that gets the rhythmic juices flowing nicely. An eerie, deep analogue style bass breaks through while warming chords come in to provide a comforting groove. Cool vocals deliver an interesting narrative as the deep, sultry groove intensifies. One for the late night party crew, a definite must have.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/mediterraneo/2130208

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