Konnect aka DJ and producer duo Carlos Hdez and Phil Luttgenau, and Cool People aka Jose Alonso and Jonay Fel, debut on Piston with the fantastic Slow Jam EP. This duo-double act have been whipping up a storm on the scene with both groups creating some superb dancefloor cuts. Since 2014 Konnect have shown their talents in the best possible way, by churning out quality vibes at every turn. They’ve seen releases on various labels and featured on many compilations. Cool People have won multiple DJ competitions in Spain and after that they decided to combine forces to bring their energetic and dynamic stage performance to the clubs. We’re delighted to have these four artists at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
Slow Jam sets out with a classic styled punchy kick and shuffling hat sequence that will definitely get feet to the floors. A deep droning bass comes through and suddenly the track becomes fuller and groovier. A cool vocal gets things moving also and leads us into a fantastic synth stab that carries a retro vibe while plucky bass hits ramp up the energy. Excellent stuff with a nod to the oldskool that will most definitely appeal to the discerning clubber and DJ.
Just Wanna Bass with a nice punchy kick drum and cool snare patterns alongside crispy hats that set the scene for a solid flowing rhythm to get down and dirty to. Cool vocal shots ring out raising the tempo of the groove as the bassline starts to make its presence known. All over the track we’re treated to some superb synth stabs that manifest in various forms and blend effortlessly with the deep rooted bassline. A wonderfully textured slice of tech house that is not to be missed.
Slugin Vitaly aka Russian house music maestro Redwaxx, debuts on Piston with the superb My Ground. With a solid presence amongst DJ’s, Redwaxx has taken to the airways on various radio stations where he delivers smooth house grooves with a classic vibe. On the production front he has notched up a few releases on Kolour Recordings and Crossworld Vintage with much more to come no doubt. A rising talent for sure and one we’re delighted to welcome into the Piston family.
My Ground delves deep into the house sound with a beautifully crafted sequence of sounds. Punchy kick drums lead the way and are joined by cool percussions and crispy hi hats that deliver a solid flowing rhythm. Housey chords give the track a warm glow and combine nicely with the deep probing bass and quirky acidified tweaks. Just the tonic for those late night sessions, this one will keep the floors rocking.
I’m A Fan intros with a solid thumping kick drum and a hypnotic pad. Bright crispy hi hats soon join in alongside a fantastic punchy bassline. A classic vibe ensues that will certainly get feet on the floors. Deep, lush chords fade in and we soon find ourselves in the midst of a beautifully crafted deep house groove complete with funky stabs and short melodic riffs. A pure party banger that will not disappoint.
Ukrainian DJ and producer Lessovsky aka Oleg Lisovsky debuts on Piston with the superb Anytime You Want It EP, which features three top notch deep house cuts for our listening pleasure. Oleg’s sound is an impressive fusion of emotional electronic tone with deep flavour and melodics. He’s been churning out quality vibes since 2012 on many top labels, and this looks set to continue for many years. His extensive catalogue now contains over 50 productions and some have aired on BBC Radio 1 broadcasts and are found in top playlists on international radio stations on a regular basis. Great to have him on board.
Anytime You Want is a superb, deep and lush cut that will most definitely find its way into many playlists. A smooth and sultry groove is on offer here which is made up of some beautifully deep tones and a soft catchy vocal riff. Warm basses are matched with smooth keys creating a soulful sound that sits perfectly in the deep house groove. A variety of expertly layered instruments add rich textures to the sound making this a definite must have for those late night sexy sessions.
Swimming In Your Hair opens with a smooth multi layered chord, a nice and chunky kick drum comes through alongside some cool trumpet sounds. Subtle percussions start to form up and the rhythm gathers pace. Deep groovy basses keep the low end rocking as the chords intensify as those trumpets continue to be ultra cool. Sensual vocals come through on the break and are joined by a super tight trumpet riff. Smooth just doesn’t cut it with this one, ultra smooth maybe but simply fantastic nonetheless.
Room 69 intros with a nice chunky kick and a crispy clean hi hat combi. A deep growling bassline takes over and we’re instantly hooked by its raw appeal. The bassline is joined by a more polished and warmer bass on the break creating a cool contrast and adds to the texture of the sound. An excellent gritty vocal underpins the raw groove while pitching synths come through. A definite late night tune that will rock any joint.
UK DJ and producer Alex Bradbury marks his Piston debut with the fantastic three track Spektrum EP. Alex plies his trade at various venues in the UK where he takes to the decks alongside fellow DJ’s Josh Taylor and Liam Nuttall. Alex and Josh have hosted some serious parties under their Casa MCR event planning service and in October this year you can catch all three at their latest Manchester based venture where only the finest quality tunes will be on offer. We’re delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Spektrum dishes out a deep tech house vibe with lush pads and a solid thumping kick drum keeping the pace. Those pads work their magic, mesmerizing us with their warm tones against a backdrop of distant voices. A deep, thick bass pulsates through the track delivering a solid groove while shuffling percussions stack up to bring a cool rhythmic feel. Top notch tunage not to be missed.
Chicago intros with a muted kick that soon gets beefed up with a full on thump while bright crispy hi hats slice through the lower end. A deep teasing sub bass eases its way in before getting unleashed and rattling the bass bins with its powerful sub. The rhythm section is boosted by some tight drums and percussions that will surely get the floors moving. Cool vocals ring out and take you right to the heart of the Chicago sound while surreal synth pads swirl overhead. A real deep and pumping slice of tech house to get any party started.
Underground Is Bangin’ takes the tech house sound to the next level with a contemporary vibe stacked up against a cool classic groove. The tempo rises on this one and turns into a pacey number that the discerning clubber will love. A real cool feature is the urban narrative that runs through the track, this keeps things raw and on point and will no doubt keep any mix interesting. This one goes deep with a solid tech house groove complete with pumping beats and shuffling hats. Superb stuff, a definite must have.
Ricardo Mejia debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Disco XTC EP. Mexican born, Tijuana based Ricardo brings a fresh sound in his music and has seen releases on various labels over the last few years. On the DJ front, Ricardo regularly appears at top venues around his hometown and his style of play appeals to many. Great to have him on board and hope to see more from him in the future.
Disco XTC intros with a pumping kick drum and slowly fading in discofied riff that builds and builds into an ecstatically charged upbeat groove. Tight drums fill up the sound alongside a pulsating bassline and create a superb rhythmic flow that carries the track through to the end. Disco licks drip off the sound and you’d soon find yourself shakin’ those hips to the groovy sounds. The vocals really make the track stand out adding a contemporary flavour and bringing the retro and modern sounds together in perfect harmony. Tech house grooves for the discerning clubber, not to be missed.
Next up we have Talking S with it’s cool intro made up of distant vocals and a crispy hi hat that teases out the rhythm beautifully. Punchy kicks come through along with a deep probing bassline as those vocal shots continue. Melancholic keys fill up the background and add to the deep lushness of the groove while contrasting plucks mesmerize. This one certainly goes deep and comes off as sombre in places but the tight drums and quality vibe will most definitely give it loads of appeal to late night sessions.
Mellow takes us deep into the house sound with its warmth and beautifully lush groove. Driving the track we have a nice punchy kick drum alongside crispy hi hats and sporadic percussions that create a fine flowing rhythm. A selection of smooth pads and chords deliver that lush groove on a platter as bright synths bring a funky edge. The perfect fodder for any deep set, this one will not disappoint.