Italian DJ and producer Mattia Scolaro debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker entitled Body Free. Mattia started his career in 2012 in the small clubs of his home city as well as some underground private events. In 2014-15 he delves into the world of production , creating a solid platform to achieve his ambitions. His style includes Techno, Tech-House and underground sounds with bright percussions and funky grooves. Great to see him here at Piston and we look forward to more in the future.
Body Free is a real tasty slice of tech house complete with pumping kick drums and a myriad of quality percussions. Cool hats and snappy rolling snares wrapped up in intricate patterns deliver a solid rhythm for the track to build on. A deep pulsing sub bass locks you in as cool vocals come through alongside an energetic stuttering bassline that sends the track into overdrive. Superb stuff that is a definite must have.
Looking Back wastes no time in getting right down to it, from the off we are thrust into a solid groovy workout complete with thumping kicks, crispy hats and a cool urban vocal. Pulsing basses weave their way through the track as noisy risers draw our attention. A sharp stabby synth twists and morphs on the breaks bringing the track to multiple climaxes that slam us back into full on mode. A sure fire peak time cut here that will not disappoint.
Italian DJ and producer duo Marco Mei and Stefano Ugliano (6884) aka Bicycle Corporation debut on Piston recordings with the fantastic, retro inspired Back To Basics EP. The guys find themselves travelling the world and dishing out their unique mixture of house grooves, prog atmospheres and techno funkadelism. While Marco is a longstanding DJ – having played at major clubs like Pacha, Fuse, SOS Superclub and the Imperia Lounge Moscow – Stefano refined his skills in the art of playing synths. They merged these skills into an original project with a penchant for house music, while always keeping a distinctive sound. Their tracks have been released on labels such as Mauro Picotto’s Alchemy and Phunk Investigation’s Miniatures Records and they have received support from artists such as, like DJ Sneak, Dubfire, Axwell, Danny Tenaglia, Above&Beyond and more. They have also provided remixes for the likes of Mauro Picotto, Eddie Amador, and Chris Fortier. These guys have their finger firmly on the pulse, they traverse the underground scene in tandem with mainstream clubs ensuring that everybody gets a taste of their sound. Delighted to have them on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
First up out of the three tracks on offer is Never Go Away which sets the scene perfectly with its cool retro vibe oozing out of the sound. Punchy kick drums are met with shuffling percussions and snappy snares that get the rhythm juices flowing. But, the main even here is that lush hypnotic bass and those oh so beautiful piano chords that infect your mind instantly. A proper slice of deep house grooves to whet the appetite.
Everybody Wants A Swimming Pool is another fine example of this duos love of all things house music. Beautifully crafted drums keep the rhythm flowing while luscious chords wrap us up in a warm glowing groove backed up by a nice pumping bassline. A simple and highly effective cut that will most definitely not disappoint.
If Only I Were Cool Too keeps with the retro theme and pulls out all the stops to great effect with the use of some classic drum sounds that will draw anyone to the floor. The drums build nicely with a pounding kick drum at the fore and erratic shuffling hats following suit. A fuzzy house pad rises up and we’re locked on to the mesmeric groove. Our minds get blown with the introduction of a phat acid line that comes straight outta 1988 to dominate the track with ease. A superb cut that you do not want to miss.
After two successful Piston Recordings releases in 2016, Mirko Gorelli returns with more tech house flavours in the form of the two tracker Black Dolly. This year has been a very productive one for Italian DJ and producer Mirko. He’s seen his original works released across various other labels as well as appearing on top compilations. On the DJ front he enjoys plenty of gigs and top venues and for future endeavours you can check out his Facebook for more info. Nice to see another fine slice from this guy and no doubt we’ll be seeing more in the future.
Black Dolly is a straight up tech house pumper that will definitely command a presence on the floors with its thumping kick drums and rhythmic percussions. This one delivers a solid groove which is spurred on by the on beat bass that creates a superb vibe. But the big hitter here is the hypnotic acid line that runs right through the heart of the track and coupled with a very cool vocal sets this one up to hammered by many, a definite must have.
Snap sets out with a very cool retro kinda vibe as punchy kicks are offset by bright crispy hats and sharp claps. The kick drums get a huge boost to deliver a solid thump that will get the bassbins working overtime. A cool and funky style bassline eases into the sound as the drums begin to pile up creating a nice rhythmic flow. Cool vocals shots give the track a club vibe and will no doubt generate an interest on the floors, top notch stuff indeed.
Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalizingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.
Dreams is quite simply a superb slice of blissful house music with nice deep groove that will seduce you with its smooth vibes and inviting presence. A steady flowing rhythm is driven by tight drums and shuffling percussions while the groovy bassline weaves effortlessly through the track. A plethora of keys and pads dish out intricate melodies that captivate. The melodies are backed up by some sultry vocals that blend so beautifully into the sound. A fantastic construction of sounds perfectly suited to late loungy sets, a must have.
Mesh delivers a brilliant slice of deep house. It’s one of those tracks that forces you to let go on the floors, the driving nature of the track ensures this. Punchy kick drums are joined by crispy hi hats and a tight percussion arrangement. The big player though are those wonderful chords and expertly crafted arps that sit perfectly over the driving bassline. Cool vocals grace the track adding textures along with an ever building synth section. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.
Turin based DJ and producer duo Seb Ba and Denny IlSan make up DYS (Italy) and here they mark their Piston Recordings debut with the superb two tracker My Girl. Together these guys are responsible for some awesome party nights around Italy. They notched up their first release on Klaphouse Records with Is Not Necessary EP in May 2016 which propelled them into the producer world. We’re delighted to have the guys on board and we sure hope to see and hear a lot more from them in the years ahead.
My Girl intros with a probing bass against a shuffling percussion pattern that is soon joined by some very nice chunky kick drums that lead the charge. The bassline continues to probe deeper and is joined by ultra cool pads laden with FX. Those pads create a super rich sound filled with wonderful textures and dancefloor friendly vibes. Scattered vocal snippets add a subtle club vibe which will most definitely appeal to many, a must have.
I Love It sets off with a bass heavy intro that will give the bassbins some work to do alongside a solid pumping kick drum. Cool percussive elements build up into a fine flowing rhythm as that bass thickens, digging deeper into your soul. Sparse vocal shots add character to the sound but the focus remains on that bass. A definite late night stomper that is not to be missed.