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ADRIAAN – LA OSCURIDAD
Mar 2017 20

Adriaan debuts on Piston Recordings with the delectable house music grooves of La Oscuridad. Two tracks take us on a sublime journey deep into the house music abyss. Both tracks will ensure that any set has depth as well as provoking a melancholic feeling. Great to have this superb talent on board and we hope to see more in the future.

The epic multi layered story that is La Oscuridad is up first and goes deep right from the off muted drums are layered over a glitchy sound and eerie pads. Chunky kick drums fade in drive the track nicely with a mesmeric trait while sultry synths and mysterious vocals come through. The track cuts deep into your soul and holds on relentlessly for the duration wrapping you up in its warming grooves as the more darker side creeps through. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

Whatever You Know intros with some very cool dark drums and hypnotic percussions that deliver a solid, tight arrangement. On top of the bassy tones we find sharper synth notes as well as surreal FX, melancholic melodies and a haunting vocal. The groove takes hold and we find ourselves locked on for the duration on this epic 11 minute monster of a track that is a definite must have for the late night sessions.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/la-oscuridad/1959568

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MONOTRONIK – SUBCULTURE
Mar 2017 20

Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves and they return to Piston Recordings with the superb Subculture. Their last outing here was their debut Divergence, back in early Summer 2016, was very well received indeed having landed on many charts and playlists. The pair DJ regularly all over the place and are known for their tight, groovy sets. They’ve put out several top quality cuts recently on Underground Source Records and Sync Forward, moving between tech house and deep house. Great to see them back once again, well worth keeping an eye on.

Subculture intros with a cool muted kick drum and crispy hi hat combi before the drums get a boost of phatness that get us heading to the floors. Rhythmic percussions soon join the fun as a probing bassline weaves through the track. A short break reveals some very cool clubby vocals that blend effortlessly into the tech house groove on display. Stabbing synths with a gritty texture are the icing on the cake here making this a definite must have for the lively floors out there.

Watching sets off with a cool percussion led arrangement before a nice and chunky kick drum bursts into play. This is joined by an in-your-face bassline that works its way into every orifice of the groove and filling the low end with its warm tones. Cool vocals litter the sound as filtering synth stabs bring out the tech goodness. The break throws up a superb sequence filled with swirling pads and erratic synths before the beats return for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/subculture/1959565

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KLAUS KELLER – THE BEAT DON’T STOP
Mar 2017 13

Florence based DJ and producer Klaus Keller debuts on Piston recordings with the superb two tracker, The Beat Don’t Stop. Klaus started producing music at 14, just for passion, but he was always trying to improve and refine his style which, got him noticed some years later. He has released his work on various outlets including Something Different, Moustache Label and Different Attitudes. Klaus likes to deliver a hybrid sound from the worlds of digital and analogue, and this is what we are treated to on this one.

Straight up tech house stomper The Beat Don’t Stop delivers the goods that will get the floors pumping no doubt. The intro is made up of a punchy kick drum and crispy hi hat with a cool spoke vocal that gives a nice clubby vibe. Scathing synths twist and morph as percussions force you to move. A super tight arrangement with a very simple structure that will give any party a boost.

Fuck What You Thinkin grabs your attention right from the get go as a chunky kick drum is matched with a muffled acid lick that fades slowly in, teasing as it goes. Meanwhile an array of sharp, snappy percussions are forming up creating a solid rhythmic flow. The acid line takes centre stage as the filters open up alongside a cool spoken vocal. A superbly crafted nod to the hey days of acid wrapped up in a contemporary package that will delight many for sure.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/the-beat-dont-stop/1953075

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