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Piston Recordings
Feb 2017 20

Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston with a tasty three tracker entitled Come Together EP. His last outing here – Ghetto Hustle – was very well received indeed having featured on Beatport upon release back in August 2016. Mario also enjoys releases on other labels and his style is a welcome addition in many sets. Always a pleasure to hear new sounds from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.

First up we have Come Together which delivers a solid slice of Tech House goodness from start to finish. Pounding beats and rhythmic percussions lead the way as an alluringly hypnotic bassline dominates on the low end. The track presents many layers filled with quirky FX and surreal synths alongside sporadic voices. This bass heavy monster is a definite must have for serious tech jocks.

Just Like That centres itself around a superbly crafted drum arrangement that showcases Mario’s skills beautifully. Intricate patterns combine effortlessly resulting in dancefloor friendly grooves. A deep probing bassline reverberates right through the track forcing your hips to sway to its seductive groove. Cool urban style vocals are scattered through alongside subtle synths that deliver a cosmic laced vibe. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

Thinking About You intros with a cool shuffling percussion pattern that draws you in before a thumping kick drum is unleashed. The drums hypnotise with their smooth rhythms as a fantastic deep throbbing bassline dominates the sound. An array of pitched vocals add some very cool textures to the groove while funky keys come through on the break. A fine slice perfect for a late night session.

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Feb 2017 20

Spanish artist Oscar Holgado debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker Quiddity. Residing in Amsterdam, Oscar is passionate about music in all its forms, he has already amassed an impressive back catalogue on various labels over the years where he has delivered his unique productions. Great to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.

Quiddity intros with a rich chord that unleashes a wave of warmth that is enhanced by beautifully placed vinyl noise. Nice and chunky kick drums come in alongside building percussions and a subtle bassline that peeks out from the depths just enough to get you locked in. The chords are the big player here as they hypnotise the mind and get you into that deep house mood. Contrasting strings and pads add smooth textures to the sound as well as subtle FX. Excellent stuff that is not to be missed.

Le Groove Est Dans Le Move sets off with a very smooth synth sound with a sharp clap taking us up to the punchy beats and soft percussions. The drum section layers up brilliantly creating a steady flowing rhythm while a funky ass bassline does a fine job in getting the booty’s shakin’. On the break we’re taken down the rabbit hole into a surreal world filled with colourful keys before starting to build back into the main groove. The track feels groovy and would sit perfectly in a late night session, a must have no doubt.

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Feb 2017 13

Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe return to Piston with the pumping house grooves of Baby I Need You. This Santa Fe based duo combine various styles and bring their own influences to the table resulting in cool and diverse sounds. House music is their main genre and their years of experience ensure that only the very best sounds are unleashed. Their DJ sets deliver a dynamic experience leaving the crowds feeling happy. Much more to come from these guys so stay tuned.

Baby I Need You gets right into full on house mode right from the off as solid kicks and shuffling hi hats generate a flowing rhythm. A groovy bassline soon follows which will get the floors moving for sure. Cool vocal shots litter the sound adding a very nice vibe and work well with the stabbing synths. Superb stuff that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Fuck Yeah offers up a funky house groove that will force you to move. The pacey drum section gets right down to business with chunky kick drums and shuffling percussions creating that solid rhythmic flow. Groovy guitar riffs give the track a lot of movement as warm piano chords come through. The bassline is a beautifully crafted underlying feature of the track with its raw jazzy vibe and dancey groove. A real foot stomper this one that is not to be missed.

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