Konnect aka DJ and producer duo Carlos Hdez and Phil Luttgenau, and Cool People aka Jose Alonso and Jonay Fel, debut on Piston with the fantastic Slow Jam EP. This duo-double act have been whipping up a storm on the scene with both groups creating some superb dancefloor cuts. Since 2014 Konnect have shown their talents in the best possible way, by churning out quality vibes at every turn. They’ve seen releases on various labels and featured on many compilations. Cool People have won multiple DJ competitions in Spain and after that they decided to combine forces to bring their energetic and dynamic stage performance to the clubs. We’re delighted to have these four artists at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
Slow Jam sets out with a classic styled punchy kick and shuffling hat sequence that will definitely get feet to the floors. A deep droning bass comes through and suddenly the track becomes fuller and groovier. A cool vocal gets things moving also and leads us into a fantastic synth stab that carries a retro vibe while plucky bass hits ramp up the energy. Excellent stuff with a nod to the oldskool that will most definitely appeal to the discerning clubber and DJ.
Just Wanna Bass with a nice punchy kick drum and cool snare patterns alongside crispy hats that set the scene for a solid flowing rhythm to get down and dirty to. Cool vocal shots ring out raising the tempo of the groove as the bassline starts to make its presence known. All over the track we’re treated to some superb synth stabs that manifest in various forms and blend effortlessly with the deep rooted bassline. A wonderfully textured slice of tech house that is not to be missed.
Slugin Vitaly aka Russian house music maestro Redwaxx, debuts on Piston with the superb My Ground. With a solid presence amongst DJ’s, Redwaxx has taken to the airways on various radio stations where he delivers smooth house grooves with a classic vibe. On the production front he has notched up a few releases on Kolour Recordings and Crossworld Vintage with much more to come no doubt. A rising talent for sure and one we’re delighted to welcome into the Piston family.
My Ground delves deep into the house sound with a beautifully crafted sequence of sounds. Punchy kick drums lead the way and are joined by cool percussions and crispy hi hats that deliver a solid flowing rhythm. Housey chords give the track a warm glow and combine nicely with the deep probing bass and quirky acidified tweaks. Just the tonic for those late night sessions, this one will keep the floors rocking.
I’m A Fan intros with a solid thumping kick drum and a hypnotic pad. Bright crispy hi hats soon join in alongside a fantastic punchy bassline. A classic vibe ensues that will certainly get feet on the floors. Deep, lush chords fade in and we soon find ourselves in the midst of a beautifully crafted deep house groove complete with funky stabs and short melodic riffs. A pure party banger that will not disappoint.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Lessovsky aka Oleg Lisovsky debuts on Piston with the superb Anytime You Want It EP, which features three top notch deep house cuts for our listening pleasure. Oleg’s sound is an impressive fusion of emotional electronic tone with deep flavour and melodics. He’s been churning out quality vibes since 2012 on many top labels, and this looks set to continue for many years. His extensive catalogue now contains over 50 productions and some have aired on BBC Radio 1 broadcasts and are found in top playlists on international radio stations on a regular basis. Great to have him on board.
Anytime You Want is a superb, deep and lush cut that will most definitely find its way into many playlists. A smooth and sultry groove is on offer here which is made up of some beautifully deep tones and a soft catchy vocal riff. Warm basses are matched with smooth keys creating a soulful sound that sits perfectly in the deep house groove. A variety of expertly layered instruments add rich textures to the sound making this a definite must have for those late night sexy sessions.
Swimming In Your Hair opens with a smooth multi layered chord, a nice and chunky kick drum comes through alongside some cool trumpet sounds. Subtle percussions start to form up and the rhythm gathers pace. Deep groovy basses keep the low end rocking as the chords intensify as those trumpets continue to be ultra cool. Sensual vocals come through on the break and are joined by a super tight trumpet riff. Smooth just doesn’t cut it with this one, ultra smooth maybe but simply fantastic nonetheless.
Room 69 intros with a nice chunky kick and a crispy clean hi hat combi. A deep growling bassline takes over and we’re instantly hooked by its raw appeal. The bassline is joined by a more polished and warmer bass on the break creating a cool contrast and adds to the texture of the sound. An excellent gritty vocal underpins the raw groove while pitching synths come through. A definite late night tune that will rock any joint.