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JUANMA LLOPIS – GOING INSANE
May 2015 11

Spanish DJ and producer Juanma Llopis serves up another deep treat with Going Insane. Last time out he delivered the goods in style with his Baila! EP which gained fantastic support from many quarters.

Going Insane intros with a smooth upbeat kinda vibe as nice phat beats are joined by some bright keys and cool risers. Expertly crafted basses clutter together beautifully to deliver an intricate pattern that seals up a proper solid groove. The vocals complete this track perfectly with their raspy, harmonic house flavours. Cool melodies flow throughout and create wonderful textures that allows you to fully immerse into the sound. Sublime stuff from Juanma that will turn a few heads for sure.

Walk With Me intros with sharp hats and a very cool drum arrangement that builds up a solid rhythmic structure. Nice and chunky kicks are joined by a warm probing offset bass that controls the groove beautifully. The drums continue layer up and result in a complex web of patterns that work so perfectly together to the backdrop of a myriad of vocal shots. Subtle chords and rich strings reveal the true deep house vibes of the track as a superb female vocal brings a sultry cabaret style to the sound. Another excellent cut that will see a lot of playtime no doubt.

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LAESH – THAT OLD FICTION
May 2015 04

Italian DJ and producer Laesh debuts on Piston with That Old Fiction, two sublime deep and grooving tracks that will not disappoint. His passion is House music with deep, old school influences. Since getting his first set of turntables he has played at many clubs on the circuit. In 2010 he ventured into producing and found himself getting releases on labels like Oasi Lab, Malo, Bluedye, Redlight and Joyful Family Records. His DJ sets are performed using vinyl and he prides himself for his eclectic vinyl collection. Great to have him on board at Piston.

That Old Fiction gets us on the move with a superb classic style intro filled with big chunky kicks, crispy hats and sharp claps. A very cool, deep bassline comes through and takes over the sound to deliver a solid dancey groove. You can tell this guy loves his retro with the addition of brilliant filtered disco samples that pop up throughout the track. A proper in your face groove that will delight many floors for sure.

A Dirty Vintage Fantasy intros with that classic styled chunky kick and crisp hat combi we all know and love. This sets the track up perfectly and will definitely get feet on the floors. A cool house fuelled filtered bassline and accompanying vocal fades through and soon takes over the sound to deliver a super funky groove. Straight up fresh beats for the big floors that will most definitely make it onto many playlists.

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MARCO MADIA – SUGAR LIFT EP
Apr 2015 27

Italian producer Marco Madia is back at Piston with another superb four track EP entitled Sugar Lift. We last saw this talented artist back in the summer of 2014 with his 12 Seagulls EP which went down a treat among many in the deep and tech world.

Sugar Lift intros with a nice and smooth deep grooving vibe as steady beats are formed into a cool 4×4 flow. Sharp hats and snappy claps are merged with a tight drum arrangement as deep rooted basses growl their way through the low end. Raw, dirty synths provide a dark element as the track evolves and draws you into its organic world. A mesmerizing and trippy experience here that you won’t want to miss.

Mezzotint sets off with cool muted kicks and muffled chords that filter into the sound beautifully. The kicks transform into chest pounding thumps alongside warm analogue stabs and a sub shattering bass. The tight drum patterns blend perfectly delivering a solid grooving rhythm that locks you in. On the break we are met with a superb showcase of keys, from funky licks to raw shots before we are led back to the main sound for the duration. Top notch stuff here that will definitely be a welcome addition in many sets.

Tarlatan gives off an upbeat kinda vibe right from the off with the groove taking on a bouncy form. Nice chunky kicks are paired up with a very cool rhythmic percussion section that continues to grow throughout. Warm, rising strings bellow up from below and compliment the lush and sometimes rough edged bass. A very smooth ride through the deep side of tech here that keep floors lit up for sure.

Acquatint intros with a deep sinister sounding vibe which leads up to a punchy kick that pounds out a cool rhythm alongside a bright offset hat. In the background tight drum patterns begin to emerge as the layers build. The bass stands out brilliantly with its garage flavour and blends perfectly with those deep rooted chords. The rhythm section will keep the feet dancing with its complex patterns and expert arrangement. Definitely a track for the deeper sets, not to be missed.

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MARCUS RAUTE – WITHOUT YOU EP
Apr 2015 20

Italian producer Marcus Raute is back at Piston with the fantastic two tracker, Without You EP. We last saw London based Marcus back in the summer of 2014 with Samplin’ Memories which went down a storm in all the right places. Since then he has notched up a raft of releases across various labels and solidifying his hold on the Deep House arena. He also recently played at the famous Ministry Of Sound in February 2015 and no doubt you will see him other top venues soon.

Echoes settles into an edgy slice of deep tech right from the off with a raw urbanised sound that locks you into its groove with nice punchy kicks tight percussions and a cool street vibe ambience. Deep house chords crop up from time to time alongside a tribalistic vocal and pave the way for a very cool percussion driven lead to the backdrop of rising pads that ebb and flow throughout. A real solid deep tech and tribal stomper that will not disappoint.

You Don’t Say intros with a real tribal vibe as tight drums and percussions lock horns alongside a very cool and subtle vocal. Rich, high strings make an appearance and give off some cool contrasts to the sound as a deep rooted bass lurks in the depths. The vocal has a huge impact on the track and soon draws a lot of attention with its pure house vibe. Superb stuff with a strong, powerful groove that will definitely dominate the floors.

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BRETT LAWRENCE – JUST JESTIN’ EP
Apr 2015 13

Brett Lawrence is back at Piston with the superb Just Jestin’ EP. His last outing Different Heat EP was very well received and you can rest assured that this new cut will turn a few heads. Brett has been around the music scene for quite a while now and he remains as dedicated as ever. After shuffling around the UK organising parties, DJing and clubbing he settled in London where he established the thriving Assembly Records which continues to be a go to label for uncompromising sounds.

Just Jestin’ intros with a tight drum and percussion arrangement that gets the rhythmic juices flowing beautifully. A butt shakin bass soon takes over and will definitely have the floors rocking to its deep and lush groove. Cool synths flutter throughout the sound and really bring forth that true house feeling. On the breaks we are treated to a superb display as a wall of synths rise up alongside filtered kicks and bass before we slam right back into full on mode. Definitely one for the boxes here that will not disappoint.

Tear It Up brings home a real sense of deep house right from the get go with its chunky kicks and bobbing bass. Cool crispy hats and snappy claps deliver a solid rhythm to the sound as that bass continues to hold power in the groove. Smooth keys begin their journey as they fade up into the groove alongside scattered vocal hits. But, it’s that bassline that will have punters coming back for more, a must have slice of deep goodness.

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