This week is time again for some hometown love, so we invited Johan this turn. Here is what he recorded for us!
1º Crazy P – Clouds (Original Mix)
2º Gene Ferris – Sometimes I Feel Like Larry Heard (Original Mix)
3º Dempsey Massy – Music For Me (Original Mix)
4º Dale Howard – Slot 47 (Original Mix)
5º Diego Infazon – The Bass Boss (Original Mix)
6º Marc Romboy – Ghetto What? (Phill Weeks Remix)
7º Maximiljan – Scumbag (Original Mix)
8º Coyu – I Want Your Jack (Original Mix)
9º Marcell Dettman – Corebox (James Ruskin Blueprint Mix)
10º Daniel Avery – Need Electric (Album Version)
Debut appearance on Piston for Prague based producer Limyth aka Martin Vejvoda. “Reminiscence EP” comes with three superb deep house offerings.
“Reminiscence” kicks us off in style with a classic bass drum and deep house chord structure featuring sublime stabs. The rhythm builds nicely with crispy pure hats and claps before warm keys come through alongside a very cool bouncing bassline. Sweet melodic sequences add contrast and make this track a definite must have in any deeper set.
“Freeway” picks up the pace with solid flowing rhythm as the kicks and percussions begin to form. Warm and lush keys maintain a big focus throughout the track, melodies soon build and deep house bliss is reached. The bassline grabs attention with strong plucky sounds and ties the track up brilliantly.
“Formal Cause” is a deeper tough edged track with superb bass patterns and tight drum arrangements. This is contrasted by truly wonderful sweeping synth pads and expertly crafted melodic keys that weave intricate throughout, amazing stuff and definitely one to watch.
Mirco Violi: really good tracks. full support 8/10
Jorge Savoretti: great deep trax! 8/10
Severino Panzetta: Great atmospheric stuff 7/10
Kasbah Zoo: Cool tracks! 7/10
Slam: nice release – will road test thanx 7/10
Kenny Keys: deeper than deep but with retro vibes nice 7/10
Mi Ke: Good deepness on this one! Really dig it 8/10
Fish Go Deep: Good grooves and lovely melodies on all three tracks. Will be playing 7/10
London based DJ and producer JR aka Simon Bingham, debuts on Piston with a stunning two tracker “For The OG’s” which comes fitted out with two superb remixes. JR grew up listening to his parents records, mostly reggae and soul, this solidified his Jamaican roots and helped shape his musical tastes. His older brother, the legendary DJ Grooverider, peeked his interest in electronica which led him to find house music as his forte. As a DJ, JR has played at London’s top clubs including Pacha, Brick House, Egg, Hidden and Lokee as well as Ibiza and other international stages.
The Original mix intros with a classic kick and hat combi before sliding into a smooth deep house groove with a brilliant baseline filled with a rich, lush vibe. A nice little vocal sample adds texture alongside some cool keys and great FX which makes this a must have for any house jock.
Barcelona based Fauvrelle takes on remix duties with his Fauvrelle LFO mix. He recently saw his own debut on Piston with “4 Pistons” which gained lots of support from around the world. The mix intros with snappy kicks and crisp hats adding a punchy feel to the sound, the bass goes deep with vocal snippets coming through alongside some superb synth chords. Cool piece of work on the remix here and one that will get lots of attention.
The boss of Piston, Portuguese DJ and producer Rogerio Martins, steps up with his remix. Rogerio and Piston are leading the way when it comes to house music, you just have to look at the back catalogue and the artists that make up the Piston roster to realise the sheer talent and diversity on offer. The mix intros with quirky FX and cool snares accompanied by a sharp clap, chunky kicks fill the sound and the rhythm starts to build beautifully. The baseline gives the track a bouncy feel that will have those asses shakin. On the break expertly crafted keys take the groove to a new level making this a track the dancefloors will love.
Hector Couto: Nice one 7/10
Rui Vargas: nice release. i like both original and Fauvrelle remixes 7/10
Jorge Savoretti: both remixes are great! 8/10
Severino Panzetta: YES great vibe here LOOVE 8/10
Patrick Zigon: great ep! 8/10
Alexi Delano: Thank you! 7/10
Kenny Keys: love the vibes 9/10
Slam: nice tunes – will road test this weekend – thanks guys 7/10
Shades Of Gray: Original is awesome! Banger 8/10
Mirco Violi: very nice music like always from piston 6/10
Debut appearance on Piston for Italian DJ and producer Francesco Bertelli aka Mennie. Having been around the scene for ten plus years, Francesco decided to produce under his new guise Mennie in 2011. Since then he has collaborated the likes of Mario Piu and seen his releases grace labels such as Fahrenheit, Pild Records, Melomane to name a few. Aside from producing he also DJ’s across the globe alongside many top jocks like Matthew Dear, Nick Curly, Alex Celler and many more.. “Rawaus” is a top class four tracker filled with all the delights of House.
“What You Want” is a deep organic sounding track with a real tough and gritty edge. Heavy kicks and sharp percussions deliver a smooth rhythm while the bass gets down and dirty giving that raw feel. Fantastic vocal shrieks are a cool contrast and build up the groove perfectly. On the break some classic house chords fade through, great stuff!
“Feel The Love” hits the groovy deep and funky house nail right on the head. Superbly crafted drum sections keep the rhythm flowing alongside a great short vocal sample. The grooving bass is accompanied by stunning synth chords which add that funky flavour, the break is dominated with a high pitch string that fades out to reveal this solid groover once more, a must for any box.
“Jackin” is one of those tracks that will have any floor pumping. Strong deep house grooves with added funk coming out of the bouncy bassline. Crispy sharp hats brighten up the sound and another great vocal sample is evident. On the break the house vibes continue to flood through as we are teased with some classic sounding synths, fantastic stuff that will be a welcome slice in any set.
The title track “Rawaus” is the last track on this stunning EP. The house flavours keep on coming as that intro throws out a tight and solid drum and percussion arrangement. High strings fade through and take us up to a short drop were a cool vocal sample gets a showing before slamming into a full on house joint complete with a bassline that will get any ass shakin! This will be a real floor favourite for sure.
Figueroa: Amazing release, pure Chicago influence, full support. 9/10
James Dexter: What you want is my pick from these, thanks for sending 7/10
Brett Johnson: solid pack of floor bangers……..support!! 9/10
Filthy Rich: Loving the vibe 10/10
Noah Pred: Jackin’ business here, thanks. 7/10
Jorge Savoretti: piston killer as usual! 9/10
Hector Couto: Nice sounds, super EP 9/10
Sasch BBC: good ep! thank you 7/10
UGLH: Cool release thanks 8/10
Piek: Jackin for me. Thanks 7/10
Kenny Keys: Jackin deep vibes love it! 8/10
Patrick Zigon: Nice housy stuff! 8/10
Olderic: Fantastic EP, great grooves, will play for sure! 10/10
Debut release on Piston for Yusuke Yamamoto aka Freischwimmer with his three track “Sun Shower EP”. Yusuke is a contemporary house music producer and DJ currently based in Kyoto, Japan. His authentic sound remains universal and independent of trends and periods. He runs his own label Vacances Records and has seen release on many other labels including Oasi Lab, Houseworx, City Life, Ibiza House Hotspot and more. His tracks are supported by a lot of big DJs including Luciano, Claude VonStroke, D’julz, Anthony Collins and Moodymanc to name a few. He also recently debuted on Eyepatch Recordings with “Yellow Edge”.
We kick off with the title track “Sun Shower”, right from the off we get a superb cut of relentless deep house grooves. Super smooth rhythms are built up with a fine arrangement while a rich vocal sample gives that deeper edge. Fantastic chords dominate the sound throughout making this track a serious must have for any set.
“Purple Bouquet” is up next, nice and cool intro with the percussions gaining dominance and solidifying the rhythms. The bassline sits perfectly behind a continuous drone that draws you in ever closer as it transforms its shape. On the short break the track drops right down before the chunky kicks thump us back into this wonderful deep groove, great stuff.
“Broken Piano” rounds up this EP in style. The kicks are punchy and will have any bass bin quaking! The groove builds slowly as the percussions come through alongside a wonderfully lush bassline. Perfectly formed house keys are the big focus with a slight detuning effect suggesting a broken piano as the title professes, this adds huge character to the track and will sit well in any set.
Slam: nice EP – will road test this weekend – thanks 8/10
JR From Dallas: Hot EP…will play! 8/10
Carlo: Sunshower is a great track! big up for Yusuke 9/10
Piek: Sun shower for me. Thanks 7/10
Patrick Zigon: nice ep! 8/10
Olderic: amazing ep, thank you! 9/10
Oliver Moldan: will deffo play out 7/10
Jorge Savoretti: lovely deep trax! 8/10
Rompante: nice vibe, thank you! 7/10
UGLH: Cool deep musk. Thanks 8/10
Severino Panzetta: pretty groovy 7/10
Sasha: purple bouquet is nice 6/10
Stacey Pullen: cool thanks 5/10