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Piston Recordings
Jun 2016 20

A man that needs no introduction, but is getting one anyway, Orlando Voorn debuts on Piston with the fantastic two tracker Lost In Heaven. Considered a legend among his peers, Orlando pioneered his unique blend of Amsterdam and Detroit sounds creating a fusion that would set the world of techno into a head spin. Down the years his style has varied but the essence remained, good quality music that stood out. He recently showed up over at Bonzai Basiks where his classic sounds got a run out including several remixes by top artists. Titled – Classics, it also got a pressing onto vinyl to the delight of many. It’s a pleasure to welcome this guy into the Piston family and we hope to see more in the future.

Lost In Heaven is a surreal slice of deep house with a multi layered myriad of sounds that combine beautifully to take us on a trip deep into the sound of house music. Chunky kick drums and cool crispy hi hats provide a steady rhythm for the vast array of sounds to latch on to. Everything from watery synth chords to soft vocal one shots and trumpets are thrown into the mix here creating this authentic sounding groove. The perfect fodder for a late night session that will allow your mind to drift while swaying to the groove.

Driven offers up a raw depiction of deep house with a mixture of organic sounds and beautifully crafted melodies. The groove lends itself to the urban culture, a drive through a city where sights and sounds converge to paint a layered, textured picture full of imagination. The contrasting sounds are blended perfectly here, the deep rawness of the bass with the sweetness of the piano against harsher tones. Hap-hazard yet structured and smooth, this one will be a welcome addition on the terraces this summer for sure.


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Jun 2016 20

Monotronik debuts on Piston with a fine example of tech house sounds in Divergence. Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves. 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. Delighted to have the guys on board and no doubt we’ll be seeing more of this talented duo.

Divergence intros with a warm synth chord pattern that is soon joined by a pumping kick drum and shuffling hi hats. Wailing vocals add a touch of diva to the sound before distant mumblings take over and rise up adding a cool textured layer. A deep and powerful bassline rules the low end delivering a solid tech house workout. Proper tech vibes for the floors, this one is sure to get any party rocking.

Atlas sets off with a punchy kick and sharp offset percussion which is accompanied by crispy hi hats creating a steady rhythmic flow. Cool synth chords come through and are paired with equally cool FX that add a little spice to the groove. On the low end a rumbling bassline is in full control, dominating the groove and getting those booty’s shakin’. Plenty of layered sounds fill up the spectrum resulting in a solid tech groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.


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Jun 2016 13

Milano based DJ and producer Steven Voorn aka Stefano+Bombelli, debuts on Piston with a superb retro inspired two track tech house cut entitled Bring You. He’s been around the house scene for quite a while churning out quality vibes, he was mentioned in both DJ Mag and Vicious magazine as a must watch emerging talent. His tracks have appeared on a raft of quality labels including Blu Fin, FootMusicRecords, Roush, Twisted Fusion, Beat It Music and Fish Rec to name just a few. Over the years he has played at top venues alongside top jocks from around the world. Delighted to have him on board at Piston.

Bring You opens with a powerful kick drum and a bright crispy hat combi that gets your feet shuffling to the bouncy rhythm. A classic vocal rips through the sound and introduces a low end sub bass that will rattle any speaker to its core. The drums here are the big draw, tightly arranged to create a wonderful rhythm to dance along to. Cool synth stabs come through alongside high strings and bring a smooth house style to the sound while the FX and vocal keep the track firmly rooted in the tech arena. Backspins and retro beats a plenty here, a must have track for sure.

It’s House sets off with a pacey kick drum and hi hat combi alongside some tight snare rolls and various percussions. A deep monster bass rattles the subs from the low end and will force any party to get their groove on. We’re treated to some perfectly placed vocals from yesteryear that add a cool nostalgia to the sound along with retro styled stabs that are sure to get the hands in the air. Proper dancefloor fodder here that will definitely get any party into full swing.


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