Jader Ag aka Italian born, Canada based DJ and producer Jader Agnolin debuts on Piston with the superb Triggs EP. Jader began his musical journey at a young age when he started to play electric guitar in a Punk band before moving onto drums which gave him an insight into changing things up with a variety of sounds. He began to DJ and soon found himself playing at many parties in Italy and in 2010 he started to produce his own sounds. While travelling through Europe and America he experimented with many genres and discovered his love for all things tech house with deep undertones. Like his own music, his DJ mixes are authentic and carry a deep understanding of sounds which unveils his passion for music.
Triggs is a full on Tech fuelled slice of House that gets the booty shakin right from the off with its rhythmic drums that just keep on giving. Cool voices litter the sound early on and really drive the House flavours of the track. The drums get a boost as the track evolves becoming tribal in parts while on the break a cool spoken vocal sits under the relentless drums. A deep bass ploughs through the sound delivering a shuddering groove that does not disappoint. Top notch stuff and a definite must have track.
Maniakal intros with a cool percussive arrangement that is soon joined by a powerful punchy kick. Sharp claps and slicing hats build up and get the rhythm moving nicely as the bass comes through. Cool distant voices sweep by as the track gathers pace with the super tight drums playing a huge part. The break brings those short vocal hits closer to home to the backdrop of those superb ever evolving drums that just seem to play on forever. After the break cool keys come through and drive the Tech elements of the groove beautifully. A fine slice of house music that will be a go to track in your box no doubt.
Pinwheel Galaxy intros with the classic punchy kick, sharp claps and crispy hats that take us deep into Tech House territory. A wonderfully lush bass soon joins the party and delivers a nice pounding groove that will get those dancing feet shuffling. The break throws up a surreal sequence filled with sweeping noises and a fantastic deep house chord that dominates with a cool vocal effect going off in the background. After the break the track settles into a solid house joint that you will be forced to move to with its infectious rhythmic groove. Superb stuff you will not want to miss.
Boosh debuts on Piston Recordings with the upbeat and fresh sounds of Be A Man EP.
Be A Man delivers a superbly fresh deep house sound with an upbeat tempo that will certainly get the floors into full swing. Nice and phat kicks deliver a solid punch as cool, crispy hats get the rhythm moving. Powerful chord stabs bring the house groove to life as funky keys work their magic in the background. The bass works perfectly in tandem with those stabs and really ramps up the groove to ass shakin heights. Cool vocals sweep through the sound providing a classic urban theme making this a definite must have track for your box.
Be A Woman takes a funky approach with super smooth keys filling out the background as solid, well rounded kicks and crisp percussions take the rhythm to the hilt upfront. A classic styled piano groove comes through and sets the scene for the duration as cool female vocals litter the sound. Warm silky basses are the perfect companion to those fantastic piano leads and a sure fire winner on the floors, delicious.
Rubba J aka Jan Costermans returns to Piston for more house party goodness with his three tracker entitled The Next. His debut came in 2013 with the fantastic The Art Of Doing Nothing and quickly gained a great amount of support around the circuit. Great to see him back once again and hope to see more of this guy in the future.
The Next intros with a cool house flavour that builds nicely as various deeper sounds converge. Chunky kicks pound out a solid groove and are accompanied by a tight percussion arrangement complete with sharp hats and snappy snares. Lush deep house chords faded in and out of the groove as subtle keys fill in the background. The bass sits perfectly on the low end and lurks ominously with its warm tones that really keeps the track on course. The break throws the focus squarely on that superb bassline before we get thrust right back to the main groove for the duration. Brilliant stuff that you will not want to miss.
Detroit Soul Searchers intros with a cool percussion rhythm alongside a high pitched string. Big phat kicks soon find their way in and really sets the track off on its pure house journey. A wonderful probing bassline cuts through the sound and dominates the groove perfectly. Cool synth plucks are added and give the groovy rhythm a boost. Classy vocals stand out and offer up a true Garage vibe with solid deep roots. Definitely a floor filler for sure, this one will get the booties shakin’.
Grabbit sets off with a fantastic upbeat kinda vibe as big punchy kicks are met with cool shuffling percussions complete with open hats that gets the rhythm moving nicely. Deep and groovy sounds begin to form up as lush chords are accompanied by rougher edged keys. The bassline just trots along superbly and really allows the upbeat elements to come through much more prominently. A definite must have track that will most definitely notch the party up a gear.
Italian DJ and producer duo, ItaloBros, debut on Piston with the fantastic Once Again. These guys are committed to creating unique musical pictures while delivering adrenaline fuelled sounds filled with passion. Always experimenting and looking for new ways to blend sounds, they do not conform to conventional ways. However, they do keep their toes in oldskool vibes with deep and techno influences.
Once Again sets off with a tough edged kick and harsh, jagged hats that cut through the sound beautifully. Tight drums form up and the rhythm lifts off with a little help from a deep probing bass that dances along brilliantly with an upbeat vibe. Cool vocals litter the groove and add character to the sound. The break throws up a retro style synth alongside cool FX on the vocal as a rolling snare takes us back to the main track and that pounding kick and powerful bass combi. Top notch cut from the guys and one that will definitely turn a few heads.
We Get intros with an in your face array of percussions complete with sharp hats and snappy claps that seem to cut through the air like a knife. A nice punchy kick joins in and the groove gets lift off from a playful, gritty bass that carries a very warm analogue sound. At the midway point we get treated to some cool vocals that stand out as well as subtle stabs. The break reels in a smooth deep groovy pad that takes us out and into the main sound for the duration. Super stuff and a must have track in your box.
Detroit based, prolific house music producer and DJ Rick Wade makes a welcome return to Piston, after a bit of a hiatus, with the superb Daedalus. It was back in 2013 when we last got a glimpse of this highly respect artist with his very much revered, Zombie RP. With a career spanning over 20 years, Rick utilises music as a release which in turn allows him to further his ideas and his approach to creating stunning DJ sets. A product of the heyday of deep house Rick continues to ply his trade through various radioshows with his fresh, soulful and downright dancy sets. Great to see him back with this fantastic offering and we hope to see more in the future.
The Original Mix of Daedalus intros with a tight kick and sharp percussions that build up a flowing rhythmic vibe alongside cool slapped drums. Smooth, soulful keys beckon releasing a full on deep infectious groove that lasts long into the night. The bass offers great depth to the sound and delivers a somewhat laidback approach in contrast to the dancy beats. Cool, heartfelt vocals come through and add to the poignant soulful vibe. A real nice slice of deep here that will get a few heads turning for sure.
Piston head honcho Rogerio Martins delivers his Deep Down Inside Remix. Aside from running the label on a day to day basis, Rogerio certainly knows how to produce the goods. His recent vinyl cut, Otherwise Unknown, shot up the vinyl charts with ease and gained a large support base from across the world with the digital release looking likely to follow suit. Already in 2015 we have seen great things from this guy and rest assured there will be much, much more to come. The remix intros with a nice big pumping kick with sharp claps on the downbeat alongside a fantastic deep bass line. That bass line melds beautifully into the sound and contrasts perfectly with those bright and crispy hats. A solid groove is formed as the layers build and the introduction of smooth, warm keys ramps up the soulful elements. A super tight production that will definitely light up the floors.
Paradox intros with a cool breaks drum arrangement and is soon joined by an array of acid style plucks. Organically charged chords come through resulting in a dark atmospheric vibe that is coupled with high strings resulting in cool contrasting textures. An innovative drum arrangement keeps the groove on track and offers a cool listening experience which you will not want to miss.