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FRANCIS WHITE – DON’T WANNA BE EP
Aug 2015 03

Italian DJ and producer Francis White marks his Piston debut with the fantastic three tracker, Don’t Wanna Be EP. Francis developed a love for all things Techno from an early age after experiencing many clubs in Verona. He soon found himself at the other end, behind the decks, where he refined his skills and honed his sets into relentless melody driven grooves. His tracks have seen releases on labels such as Autan Records, Fish Records, FHD Records and Crossworld to name just a few. For the last few years he has been running hiss monthly event, DOC, which has now been transformed into a label called DOC Music. Plenty more to come from this guy in the future, so keep an eye and an ear out for more.

Don’t Wanna Be intros with a classic punchy kick drum and crispy hi-hat combo that always grabs attention. Sharp claps and other subtle percussions deliver a cool rhythmic flow to the sound as grainy spoken vocals come through to get the groove moving. A solid, deep bass meanders through the sound while those tight drums force you to move. A very fresh sound that will definitely get the floors buzzing.

Futurity sets off with a filtered kick which joined by a slicing hat that and some cool vocal sounds that pop up along the way. The kicks get a massive thump added as the track lifts off with its infectious groove. The rolling bass line becomes a main focus in the sound while a cool house atmosphere builds up in the background. Expertly tweaked filters keep the track bouncing along nicely as those one shot vocals add that urban vibe. Superb stuff that will be a welcome addition in your box.

True Life intros with a nice solid kick drum a shuffling hat pattern that gathers pace and lets the rhythm loose. Cool, sweeping synths are joined by an equally cool spoken vocal and lead us into a superb bass line that sets the track off beautifully. Francis has a knack for building on the groove at every turn, subtle filters here and there keep the sound fresh and the vocals give the track a dark edge that works perfectly. You will find yourself on the dance floor with this one as tight drums keep the rhythm flowing. A must have track that will not disappoint.

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PISTON RECORDINGS #94 – MIXED BY ROGERIO MARTINS
Jul 2015 29

This week we have a dj set by label boss Rogerio Martins, broadcasted last week on Deeper Sounds show on 06AM Ibiza Underground Radio from our good friend Andy Eastough – you can follow it show here: https://soundcloud.com/dj-andy-eastough, featuring tracks from Demarkus Lewis, Brame & Hamo, Francis White, Cerillo, Boosh, Steve Lawler, Claudio Coccoluto and more!

Piston Recordings Radioshow #94 – mixed by Rogerio Martins by Piston Recordings on Mixcloud

1º Demarkus Lewis – You Take Me (Original Mix)
2º The Mekanism – Sweet Monday (Original Mix)
3º Brame & Hamo – Four Lights (Original Mix)
4º Demarkus Lewis – Okay (Original Mix)
5º Demarkus Lewis featurings Marissa Guzman – If Ya Fall (Dub)
6º Jan Van Lier – Dorado (Ben A Future Remix)
7º Francis White – Don’t Wanna Be (Original Mix)
8º The Mekanism – Felicidad (SEK Raw Mix)
9º Jhonsson – Montreal (Original Mix)
10º Cerillo – What I Want (Original Mix)
11º Boosh – Be A Woman (Original Mix)
12º Steve Lawler – Libertine (Original Mix)
13º Claudio Coccoluto – Discoflavor (Original Mix)

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JADER AG – TRIGGS EP
Jul 2015 27

Jader Ag aka Italian born, Canada based DJ and producer Jader Agnolin debuts on Piston with the superb Triggs EP. Jader began his musical journey at a young age when he started to play electric guitar in a Punk band before moving onto drums which gave him an insight into changing things up with a variety of sounds. He began to DJ and soon found himself playing at many parties in Italy and in 2010 he started to produce his own sounds. While travelling through Europe and America he experimented with many genres and discovered his love for all things tech house with deep undertones. Like his own music, his DJ mixes are authentic and carry a deep understanding of sounds which unveils his passion for music.

Triggs is a full on Tech fuelled slice of House that gets the booty shakin right from the off with its rhythmic drums that just keep on giving. Cool voices litter the sound early on and really drive the House flavours of the track. The drums get a boost as the track evolves becoming tribal in parts while on the break a cool spoken vocal sits under the relentless drums. A deep bass ploughs through the sound delivering a shuddering groove that does not disappoint. Top notch stuff and a definite must have track.

Maniakal intros with a cool percussive arrangement that is soon joined by a powerful punchy kick. Sharp claps and slicing hats build up and get the rhythm moving nicely as the bass comes through. Cool distant voices sweep by as the track gathers pace with the super tight drums playing a huge part. The break brings those short vocal hits closer to home to the backdrop of those superb ever evolving drums that just seem to play on forever. After the break cool keys come through and drive the Tech elements of the groove beautifully. A fine slice of house music that will be a go to track in your box no doubt.

Pinwheel Galaxy intros with the classic punchy kick, sharp claps and crispy hats that take us deep into Tech House territory. A wonderfully lush bass soon joins the party and delivers a nice pounding groove that will get those dancing feet shuffling. The break throws up a surreal sequence filled with sweeping noises and a fantastic deep house chord that dominates with a cool vocal effect going off in the background. After the break the track settles into a solid house joint that you will be forced to move to with its infectious rhythmic groove. Superb stuff you will not want to miss.

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