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DANNY EM – MAS HOUSE QUE ESTO EP
Apr 2017 17

Danny eM is back with another round of quality house music in the form of his Mas House Que Esto EP that we just love here at Piston. His last outing – Voces EP – was very well received and no doubt this one will grab a lot of attention also. Based in Lima, Peru Danny is influenced by Chicago House and New York Garage. He has released on Audionumb in Peru and on Form and Function in the UK. We’re delighted to have him back once more.

Mas House Que Esto delivers an epitomising house groove that will surely keep the floors alive. Right from the intro we get locked into the smooth house vibes led by a beautifully rhythmic drum section. Deep probing basses fill the lower end while warping synths and arpeggiated keys dish out a sublime edge to the track. Cool vocals litter the sound to give that club feel that will appeal to many. Look out for a fantastic little nod to a classic sound that gives this track a nostalgic vibe also.

Depende Del Acid Funk intros with a superb punchy kick drum and an intense bassline that lurks on the bottom end. Sharp one shots litter the sound while darker percussive elements get the rhythm moving. The track breaks to reveal a funky synth riff that dominates the groove and will ensure that feet hit the floors. Cool vocal snapshots come through as the bass takes on a transformation with simple note changes. Hypnotic and energetic, just the right ingredients for a floor smasher.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/mas-house-que-esto-ep/1979873

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BOYARD – AFTER HOURS
Apr 2017 10

Belfast based DJ, producer and house music aficionado Francis Keeley aka Boyard debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker entitled After Hours. Great to be on it mate! Thanks very much glad your liking the tracks. Francis (or Fra to his mates) has always wanted to make his own music, a lot of his friends were DJing and producing and he knew he wanted this also. He started to learn everything about producing around 6 years ago and in 2016 he saw his first release on Sneaky followed by top cuts on Melodymathics and Trend Records. His tracks have not only been championed by jocks from all over the world but have been remixed by the likes of Orlando Voorn, Melodymann, J Garcia and Groove Riddim to name a few. In August 2016 he played his debut DJ gig in Chalet, Berlin and has not looked back since. He draws inspiration from deep, jazzy melodic house music as well as smooth funk and disco too. When he is making music his influences range from Glen underground, Rick wade, Moodymann, Agnes, Jovonn and Ron Trent among others. For the future he plans to keep bringing out bigger tracks and put more time into DJing since he has now got the bug. It’s great to have him on board here at Piston and we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of this talented artist in the future.

After Hours is a nice and smooth deep house groover with a laidback vibe that wraps you up in its warming jazzy basses. Shuffling hats and tight percussions deliver a solid flowing rhythm as calming chords, high strings and smooth and subtle melodies layer up. A soulful vocal dishes out a pure house music feeling that captivates and locks you in for the duration. A top notch slice that you do not want to miss.

Go For A Spin offers a beautifully crafted deep house cut full of sultry tones with a fantastic dancefloor appeal that will definitely grab the attention of many. A tight drum section leads the way with a nice punchy kick and crispy hi hat at the forefront. The track treats us to a superb rhythmic groove thanks to those intricate percussion patterns and the brilliant vocals. Cool laidback sounds add a nice contrast in the track make this a definite must have for any late night party session.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/after-hours/1976135

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UPRIGHT (PT) – I LIKE THIS EP
Apr 2017 10

Alvaro Martins aka Upright is back at Piston and once again we are treated to another superb tech flavoured offering on the three tracker I Like This EP. This one marks his fifth release as well as appearances on The Best Of Piston Recordings 2015 and 2016. Alvaro has a clear vision on how he wants his sound to be received, strong rhythms and deep chords, the perfect recipe to light up floors. Always a pleasure to have his work drop into the mail box and we hope to see more soon.

I Like This intros with a punchy in-your-face kick drum with shuffling hats and tight percussions that give off a cool dancey vibe. A deep throbbing bassline enters the fray and takes us on a tech house fuelled ride to the floors. Intense pads rise up alongside cool vocals before raucous synths do their thing. A powerful hard hitting cut that will not disappoint.

Slumber sets out with a very nice punchy kick drum and percussion combi that generates a flowing rhythmic vibe. Cool FX sweep across the sound as a funky ass bassline rises up from the depths alongside a superb clubby vocal snippet. This one is all about the tight drum arrangement and bass as minimal synths lurk in the background creating cool textures as well as an infectious groove. Not to be missed.

Physical takes on a solid club style track right from the off as expertly crafted drums combine to deliver a solid rhythmic groove. Slicing hi hats cut through an ever present low end sub bass that will rattle the bins and beat a solid groove through your body. Dark vocals litter the sound as the drum track intensifies with a little help from quality FX. A true tech house stomper that borders on techno giving it a hybrid vibe that will definitely appeal to many.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/i-like-this-ep/1976144

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