Dennis Franchi debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Inyo Place and he brings along one of Belgium’s rising talents Angelo Dobric aka Angelo Jensen for the ride. Into Place also features three top quality mixes that will surely get the deep and tech juices flowing. We’re used to seeing Dennis ply his trade over at Bonzai Progressive and Creaminal Records. His last outing was under his House Lovin’ Criminals guise – alongside studio partner C-Les – and as always he caused quite a stir with his expertly crafted brand of tech house flavours. Angelo is leading a new wave of up and coming Belgian artists and he is already well known for his deep and heavy trademark. His first release was back in March 2016 when he appeared alongside House Lovin’ Criminals with Cander on Hush Recordz. His techno sets are renowned for getting the crowd into a hypnotic state, he’s played in many places including various spots around Ibiza, definitely one to watch here.
The Original Mix sets off with a very smooth groovy vibe as punchy kick drums are met with bright crispy hats a warm, deep and lush bassline that melts into the groove beautifully. The track goes deep with some moody sounding pads and chords as well as distant arps and cool vocals that are spread throughout. Definitely a contender for peak time sets and sure to get the floors moving.
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust returns to Piston, this time on remix duties. We last caught a glimpse of this hugely talented artist back in March 2016 with his Robots EP which found its way into many sets to the delight of many. On the remix Mario delivers yet another superb slice of tech that sets off with a nice punchy kick drum and shuffling hat combi that gets the rhythm moving. Cool percussions are introduced and the track layers up smoothly into a full on pumper. The bassline rumbles through the low end as stabby chords reside in the mid section. A big focus remains on the drum arrangements that become the backbone of the track creating a fantastic groovy tech monster. A definite must have no doubt.
Medellin, Columbia based DJ and producer duo Hassio (COL) and Ghek join forces on their Piston Recordings debut for remix duties on Into Place. Hassio aka Daniel Messa has amassed a hugely impressive release count over the last few years and has appeared on many top labels during this time. He is also a hard working DJ, playing out at many gigs around his home country and beyond. Daniel also runs events for UnderGrooveNation. Ghek also plays out at top venues around Columbia and has notched up a very impressive release count in just a short space of time. His music has been released on Dirty Humans, Frequenza and High Contrast, to name just a few. On the remix the guys pull their resources to deliver a solid slice of tech house that draws you into its beautifully crafted layers that are stacked full on quality sounds. The tight drum arrangement ensures a flowing rhythmic groove while a deep bassline will most certainly get booty’s shakin on the floors. The synths are top notch here and they’re complimented with cool vocals and colourful FX. Excellent stuff that you’ll not want to miss.
SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano†Minturnino returns to Piston for remix duties and is fresh off the back of his debut – Timeless, in June 2016. With a rich musical knowledge and years of experience, this guy certainly knows how to work a track, and this one is no exception. The remix opens with a smooth deep groovy sound that delivers a flawless rhythmic vibe. You find yourself completely locked on right from the off and as the layers build we go deeper into the abyss. The bassline probes its way into your inner core as tight drums keep the rhythm flowing. The track takes a minimal approach which delivers a superb seriously deep groove making this a top notch tool for those late night sessions.
Argentinean DJ and producer Leandro Di returns to Piston with the superb two tracker Spiral Space. Leandro has made several appearances on Piston over the last couple of years, his tracks have featured on various compilations of ours as well as over at Bonzai Progressive. He got his full debut back in the summer of 2015 with Love From Another Woman EP which gained great support across the board. A master of the deeper grooves, we’re delighted to have him back once more.
Spiral Spaces is a wonderful moody deep and groovy track that will give the floors something to get down to. Big chunky kick drums lead the way alongside bright crispy hi hats and a superb hypnotic synth note. Dark vocal snippets come though and build the track smoothly into an all round deep house groover. A definite must have, the floors are gonna rock to this one.
Chicago Streets intros with a nice punchy kick drum and offset hi hat that delivers a classic feel to the track. Beautifully composed piano house chords fade in and suddenly you find yourself at the epicentre of an eruption of pure quality sounds. A deep probing bassline snakes through the track as those pianos dominate. The track is then given its cherry on top in the form of a diva driven vocal that personifies the house sound. A straight up stomper that will destroy the floors no doubt, not to be missed.
Scottish DJ and producer Murray Richardson debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two track release Over By 91 and Shagarama. Murray grew up listening to music and his interest piqued when he listened to Devo, The Specials and The Clash among others. In 1987 he found the house sounds of Trax Records and DJ International which led him to become involved in the Ayrshire club scene and West Coast Jams at Ayr pavilion. He moved to Edinburgh and quickly established himself as one of the world’s best up and coming DJ’s. After winning the Muzik Magazine Bedroom Bedlam DJ Award he began getting gigs all over the world. He runs his own night – Rebel Waltz – which showcases some of the finest Deep House grooves around. The night has held residencies in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Barcelona, London and Sao Paulo and the night has toured as far and wide as the UK, Europe, Asia and South America. Rebel Waltz was also recorded live for DJ Magazine. With releases across a plethora of top labels, Murray continues to ply his trade all over the world both in the studio and DJing. Great to see him here at Piston and hope to see more soon.
Over By 91 gets moving with a fine display of chunky kick drums and a fantastic percussion arrangement that delivers a solid deep house experience right from the off. The drums play a huge part on this one, but the track also gets down with some very cool synth stabs that capture the true nature and depth of the groove. After the midway point the track shifts slightly as a brilliant bassline takes us deeper while those beautifully arranged drums keep the rhythm moving. Superb stuff that is most definitely not to be missed.
Shagarama intros with an almost tribalistic drum sequence made up of chunky kick drums, erratic congas and crispy hi hats that combine beautifully to unleash a fine flowing rhythm. Classic styles piano chord stabs are introduced and along with the deep growling bassline they deliver a solid deep house groove that will get the asses shaking for sure. Throughout the track a cool vocal mesmerizes and ensures we remain hooked for the duration. Just the tonic to get any set pumping.
SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano Minturnino makes his Piston debut with the superb two tracker Timeless. Stefano is following in his Father’s footsteps, his Father became a DJ and set up his own local radio station, and soon enough Stefano was interested in music and clubbing. Over the years he has worked on several projects including Deependance, Dejavu and Hysteria to name just a few. He has also supported top artists including the likes of Francois K, Smokin Jo, Paul Trouble Anderson and Quentin Harris among others. Stefano focuses on deep tech and house and he is always aiming for an innovative sound in his productions were he can develop his own idea of dance music culture.
Timeless oozes a tech house vibe right from the start as crispy sharp percussions dominate. Cool deep synth notes break through the bright hats and soon a nice and chunky kick drum appears to drive the groove. A deep chugging bassline comes through and takes control of the sound as the layers continues to build all around. The tight drums and shuffling percussions make for a wonderful rhythmic flow that will be welcomed on the floors. A fine display of tech house that is not to be missed.
Piano S takes us on a superb trek into deep house and does it in style. Right from the intro we get the vibe as chunky bass notes ring out alongside bright hats. A nice and phat kick drum takes over and is soon joined by some cool vocals and a fantastic, thick low end bassline. Warm keys offer up sporadic stabs that give the track a true deep house groove and these are accompanied by sparse piano riffs that crop up out of nowhere. A fun track that definitely grab a lot of attention.
PolyRhythm aka North Bergen, New Jersey based DJ and producer duo David Jonez and Val Carrique make their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic three tracker entitled No Politics EP. Having started out DJing at just 14 years old playing everything from mainstream Hip Hop to Reggae, the guys quickly established themselves on the scene. After a few years they found house music and flourished in the New York underground scene. The name PolyRhythm started out as their party name and soon became synonymous among party goers looking for their next event. They then adopted the title to produce under and since 2010 they have racked up an impressive list of releases across various top labels. Delighted to have this hugely talented duo on board at Piston.
No Politics is a solid floor filler with a deep lush groove that will become the pinnacle of any set no doubt. This beautifully tweaked slice of deep house boasts an array of quality sounds, from powerful chunky kicks to warm chords and bright crispy, rhythmic hats. A very cool vocal sits over the sound adding a cool textured layer as the hypnotic keys weave their way through the groove locking us in for the duration. A real mover here and a must have.
Taking It Back intros with a bustling display of sharp percussions alongside a muted kick drum and rising keys. The kicks are beefed up into powerful punchy hits as the shuffling hats and percussions bring out the rhythmic flow of the track. A deep, probing bassline dominates throughout and draws us into its hypnotic groove. High pitched strings sit on top as mid range keys deliver rich textured layers. Quality deep house grooves on offer here that will slot beautifully into any set.
The EgoScene sets off with a nice chunky kick drum and sharp clap combi before bright crispy hats and various percussions come through. The track layers up beautifully building a solid rhythmic flow to the backdrop of a sublime deep bassy groove. Mesmerizing keys are locked into place as the pulsing basses do their thing. On the break we are treated to a cool spoken vocal that is accompanied by those warm keys and pads before the beats return and we are locked into the groove once more. Top quality stuff not to be missed.