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.
Hurlee returns to Piston with the two tracker, The Vox EP. It’s been a while since we last saw this talented Spanish DJ and producer, it was way back in 2013 when he delivered his debut Dancing With You EP. Great to see him back and we look forward to more in the future.
First up we have The Vox with its classic styled intro featuring chunky big kicks and sharp cutting hats. A deep pulsating bass joins in and takes the track to a deeper level with the help of some smooth, warm strings alongside a real cool urbanized vocal. The tight drums keep the rhythm in check and provide the perfect fodder for a packed dancefloor. On the break that vocal stands out perfectly against the downward spiralling chords before we are thrust back into the main sound with a rolling drum build up. Superb stuff that is not to be missed.
Two Souls intros with a cool arrangement as a punchy kick sits alongside a tight scattering of snares and various other drums. A deep bass cuts through the sound and dominates with its luring grooves while a fantastic female vocal sings out in true deep house style. High strings contrast with the warm bass sounds and cool chords which gives off a nice dancey vibe. An expertly crafted track that will add a bit of bounce to the floors for sure.
First time appearance on Piston for Irish DJ and producer Cerillo with the deep fuelled two tracker Hold Tight. Cerillo has made quite a name for himself in the last few years with signings to various labels including Waldliebe Familien, Centric Music and Natural Rhythm Berlin. His tracks have gained much support among many DJ’s and radio shows such as B.Traits BBC Radio 1, David Moreno Ibiza Global Radio, wAFF, Marco Carola, Ibiza Voice, Robert Owens, Solomun, Steve Lawler, Defected Residents, Robert Dietz, Flashmob, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, Chus, Dave Seaman, Horatio, Sam Divine & many more.
Hold Tight gives good instructions as you will need to buckle in for a turbulent ride into deep and moving grooves. Muted kicks are joined by a bright hats section and build the rhythm smoothly as we are led into a very cool warm bass that walks across the sound beautifully. Big chunky kicks soon follow and pound your core mercilessly as that bass takes control. Stretched vocals bring an air of chaos on the break before crashing back into the main sound and that outstanding tight drum arrangement. Definitely a big floor hitter here that you will not want to miss.
Ghettoblaster gets right up in your face with a tough jagged edged kick and sharp hat combi as cool vocal sounds begin to fade through. A warm plucked bass brings the groove into the deep zone and layers continue to build. The drum patterns give off an urban style groove as the raw power of the track is unleashed. The break is a maelstrom of rolling drums and percussions that is only broken with a brilliant, instantly recognisable classic vocal. Top notch cut that will definitely turn a few heads.
Debut appearance on Piston for Spanish DJ and producer Pandeo with the superb two tracker entitled My Brother. Since 2012 Pandeo has seen a raft of releases across many labels including Hall Of Fame Recordings, Umtata Records, Original Fake, Los Bandidos Records and Sonido Local Recordings as well as a feature on Bonzai Progressive’s Tech House Toolbox 3.
My Brother intros with a cool muted beat and bright crispy hats before a pounding kick comes through alongside a snappy snare on the half downbeat. A commanding analogue bass takes over the groove and drives the classic vibe of the sound. Cool chords keep the deep grooves in check as a catchy vocal repeats throughout. A real smooth slice of deep tech that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Bring Us Back sets off with a punchy kick and a shuffling hat accompaniment that gets the rhythm on the move. A deep rooted, gurgling bass adds a sinister twist to the sound as cool vocals are scattered throughout. The track moves along with its tough exterior, while on the break we get locked into a classic vibe with cool house chords and a great, back to the old skool vocal. Definitely one for the boxes here.
French DJ and producer Vincent Esperanza makes his Piston Recordings debut with the wonderful four track Night Fever EP. Growing up in his native Paris, Vincent found House music around 2001 while partying in the French capital. Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink and Steve Bug are just some of the artists who have influenced him over the years. In 2007 he started producing and saw releases on labels like Look Ahead Records and Zikomatik. He likes to infuse warm tones and techno edges into his sound, just what we like to hear.
First up is When You Fly which intros with sharp edged percussions that lead into a punchy kick and crispy hat combo. The groove gets down and dirty with a brilliant deep bass that saunters through the sound with a suave laziness. A raspy male vocal comes in gives a surreal trippy vibe with the help of some very cool synths. Definitely one for the late night parties.
Walking Dead sets off with a sinister tone right from the outset as a chunky kick is met with deep scraping sounds. A contrastingly warm bass comes through and creates a cool textured layer while shuffling hats provide a solid rhythm alongside a tight drum arrangement. The groove settles in for the long haul as a biographical spoken vocal winds its way through to the backdrop of cool metallic effects. Deep and dark grooves that will keep the floors moving into the early hours.
Get Down intros with a cool percussion arrangement over a subdued kick. An infinitely deep bass crashes in that will definitely give the woofers a run for their money. Cool vocals litter the groove as that bass dominates all the way through the sound. Tight drums ensure the rhythms keep moving as a hypnotic vibe is forced through your ears locking you right in, this one will no doubt get a few heads turning.
Rounding up this stunning EP we have Something Special with its rhythmic intro filled with punchy kicks, sharp claps and a cool tribal ridden slapped drum pattern. Spacey effects streak through the sound as a dancing bass gets the groove into full flow. Deep house vibes get a showing from the groovy keys on offer as a spoken vocal pops up throughout. The break unleashes a wall of sound that is broken up by those warm keys before we get slammed right back into the main track for the duration. Top notch stuff that will get the imagination working overtime.