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Sep 2016 26

Sebastian Tourt & Natur join forces to deliver their first appearance on Piston Recordings with the superb Move Bit. These guys have generated a wave of support from their previous collabs while venturing into the tech house arena. Natur is a relative newcomer to the scene with several releases spanning a couple of years, while Sebastian has been around for quite a while with numerous top notch cuts over the last 7 years. Two varying degrees of experience on this one with an exciting end result that is sure to get the floors pumping.

Move Bit gets down and dirty with a solid tech house groove right from the off as a classic style kick and hi hat combi take hold. The bass starts to creep in and you know you’re headed straight for the dancefloor. The bulk of the track focuses in on the drums with a cacophony of beautifully sequenced drums layered up into intricate patterns with a live element feel and the spoken vocal adds an extra level of texture. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

Cut Hop is a proper ass shakin’ floor filler with its bouncy rhythmic groove that forces you to move. Nice chunky kicks lead the way against a tight drum section that delivers a smooth rhythmic flow. A wonderful low end sub bass bursts through and is joined by a cool urban rap vocal that fits the theme of the sound perfectly. With a big draw towards the drums and bass there is minimal synth use that manages to add a brighter edge to the sound. A must have track no doubt.


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Sep 2016 26

The Secrets Of The Trade is back with more tantalising house grooves that will keep any party rocking. Now in its 7th iteration, we’ve left no stone unturned to source only the very best quality vibes for your listening pleasure. Tracks from the likes of Leandro Di, Redwaxx, Demarkus Lewis, Leandro Silva, Michael Nunes, Orlando Voorn, PulpTalks and more bring their A-game to this one so you know it makes sense to keep this one primed and ready to hit the floors.

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Sep 2016 19

Italian DJ and producer Gianluca Rattalino debuts on Piston with the funked up tech house flavours of The Party Started. Gianluca has been dishing out quality vibes for the last few years and his repertoire extends to many top labels with a great deal of support coming in from all quarters. On the DJ front he is active at various parties as well as guest spots on several radio stations. We’re delighted to have him on board and we’ve no doubt his sound will appeal to many.

The Party Started intros with a superb funky synth riff that will have feet shuffling straight to the floors. In the background a very cool simple vocal delivers maximum effect while solid chunky beats keep the rhythm flowing. The track carries a full on club vibe that will most definitely be a welcome addition in any set.

Slow sets off with a cool rhythmic drum led intro that is filled with punchy kicks, crispy hi hats and shuffling percussions. A deep and lush bassline comes through and sends the track on its gritty tech house fuelled ride. Proper floorfilling beats here that will no doubt appeal to many, a definite must have.


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Sep 2016 19

Portuguese DJ and producer duo Miguel Oliveira and Carlos Lazaro aka Lazer Mike join the Piston Recordings stable and delivers this fine deep house slice – Insomnia – as their debut release. Known for informative and forthright podcasts that feature a who’s who in Portuguese dance music circles and for eclectic music productions which incorporate live elements, Lazer Mike is a multi-talented duo who strive to deliver only the finest quality sounds. Over the last few years they have unleashed their sounds to the world with releases on You Feel You Records, Home Made and Nothing But. Their sound is organic and the live elements they bring to their shows reflects this beautifully. From slow beats to uptempo grooves their music has been championed by the likes of Robert Owens, Antonio Bastos, Animal Trainer and more. Well worth checking these guys out, you will not be disappoined.

Insomnia delivers a real nice deep house groove that keeps you hooked in for the duration. A tight drum section filled with chunky kick drums and shuffling patterns gets us on to the floors as lush organs cook up a deep house treat. A cool vocal gives an interesting narrative throughout as the bassline is introduced sending the booty’s into overdrive. A fantastic slice with some very tasty drums that will not disappoint.

Plot Twist intros with a chunky kick drum and high string with a cool synth stab coming on the opening bar and throughout. A very cool vocal with heavy FX comes in before the real funkness is delivered via a James Brown-esque style. The bassline keeps the track moving nicely and is joined by some warm keys later on that gives off a smooth deep house groove. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.


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Sep 2016 12

Swiss based tech house guru Kenny Ground joins the Piston family with this superb debut entitled Overload. DJ and producer Kenny is renowned the world over and has released a huge amount of quality cuts on many top labels over the years. He is very well respected amongst his peers and has shared the decks with many top names. He is a co-owner of Southpark Records, Old School Department and Glory Touch Records. His style is quite diverse, but he loves to delve into tech house with a distinct oldschool flavour that creates a synergy on the floors.

Overload delivers a minimal tech house cut that will definitely get the floors moving with its infectious rhythms and pumping vibes. The intro boasts a nice and solid kick drum with crispy hi hats on the offset that get the rhythm up to speed. In the background an almost eerie pad dominates and draws our attention. The pads fade and we’re left with a pumping tech house groove with a deep low end and a cool one word spoken vocal. Those pads return in the final third and keeps us hooked for the duration. Top notch stuff indeed and not to be missed.

WTF, translated as text speak for what the fuck, is the perfect reaction to this superb slice of tech house. There will be many clubbers who will exclaim WTF on hearing this cut as it’s one of those tracks that will perk you up and get you straight onto the floor with its fist pumping grooves and cool vocals. A tight drum section ensures a flowing rhythm while on the low end a superb sub does its thing. The vocals create a very cool vibe and are matched in equal coolness by raw acid lines and quirky synth plucks. Brilliant stuff and a must have no doubt.


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