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CAPRYO – TITAN EP
Sep 2015 14

Piston welcomes back UK based Capryo for another round of his delectable deep tech house flavours with his Titan EP. Back in November 2014 we got a taste of this guy on his Piston debut with his Hold Back EP. Since then he has saw his music released on Restore Music, HiFi Stories and Overdrive as well as a showing on Bonzai Progressive’s Tech House Toolbox Volume 4.

First up we have the title track Titan with its full on in-your-face intro filled with nice chunky kicks, shuffling percussions and a superb warping synth that fades up to dominate the sound. Distant voices can be heard alongside darker synth elements which bring cool textures to the sound. A deep and probing bassline keeps the groove firmly locked into deeper side of tech house. On the break a spoken vocal takes over before we get slammed right back into this solid UK groove that boasts a cool retro garage sound. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

Bad Decisions intros way down in the depths as bubbling bass sounds make a showing alongside a pounding kick and sharp percussion. The rhythm gathers pace as those percussions light up the groove with sharp, slicing hits. Cool spoken vocals come through and blend perfectly into the tech house fusion that ensues. A subtle, tight drum arrangement keeps this groove in check and becomes a big focus outside of that superb bassline. A masterful slice that will definitely have the floors buzzing.

Spiritual goes tribal on the intro as cool slapped drums and muted kicks join forces alongside shuffling hats and a brilliant rising synth pluck. The kicks get a boost and the track takes us along for the coolest tech house ride filled with dark spoken vocals and surreal pads that lurk in the background. Sweeping FX glide through the sound creating a wonderful atmospheric vibe as that vocal penetrates the mind. A stunning mesmerizing display complete with trippy after effects that you will not want to miss.

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DIMI WILSON & LEX (ATHENS) – THOUGHTS ABOUT IT
Sep 2015 07

Greek DJ and producer duo Dimi Wilson and Lex (Athens) debut on Piston with the superb Thoughts About It. For the last number of years both these guys have racked up an impressive back catalogue across many top labels. From deep house grooves through to tough techy vibes, these guys have done it all and no doubt we will be seeing more of them in the future.

Thoughts About It intros with a slamming kickdrum that pounds out a solid groove alongside crispy hats and a rising synth. Before long a beautifully warm bass sound fades through and brings a memorable retro flavour to the groove as the techy side forms up. A solid workout here that is filled with tight drums that deliver the rhythm in style. That bass flows through the groove beautifully and marries well with the pads and synths that are built up around it. A nice retro fuelled slice of house to the party started.

Purple Grim gets moving with a tight drum workout filled with punchy kicks and rhythmic percussions alongside a sweeping synth that sets the mood nicely. A deep voice rings through the sound as a fantastic oldskool style bass powers through to take the floor by storm. The groove gets locked down by the solid construction of the track and will definitely be a big hitter on the floors for sure. Brighter sounds come through as those sweeping synth gain volume alongside melodic riffs that come to the fore on the break with superb acid licks adding cool contrasts. A must have track that will not disappoint.

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CAMILO DO SANTOS – WEST COAST
Aug 2015 31

Debut appearance on Piston for Columbian DJ and producer Camilo Do Santos with the superb West Coast. Camilo is a lover of funky, deep and tech house grooves, and some of his early influences are the likes of Kerri Chandler and Darius Syrossain. He began producing amidst a very competitive arena in South America and got his first release on the German label Little Helpers. In 2012 he started his own label – Moustache, and is working hard to make this a front runner on the scene. Delighted to have this guy on board as he brings a wealth of talent to the Piston roster.

West Coast gets going with a classic styled punchy kick and shuffling hat combi that will definitely get those dancing feet moving towards the floor. Tight drum patterns form up with those intricate percussions delivering a solid rhythmic vibe. After a cool snare roll a probing bass brings the house vibe to life and settles the track into its swing. Playful riffs dance along the groove with funky flavour as snare rolls cascade over the sound. On the break we get a treat filled with those tight drum patterns before getting thrust back into full on mode, top notch stuff you need to have in your box.

Business Dope intros with a cool chunky kick and hat combi that lays a solid foundation for a proper trek into deep house grooves complete with characteristic urbanised vocal snippets. A throbbing bass grooves out on the low end and shores up the sound perfectly. The break takes on a surreal twist as sirens are followed by strange harmonica riffs that keep to the deep and grooving nature of the track beautifully. A fine slice of house music you will not want to miss.

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