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Piston Recordings
Feb 2017 20

Spanish artist Oscar Holgado debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker Quiddity. Residing in Amsterdam, Oscar is passionate about music in all its forms, he has already amassed an impressive back catalogue on various labels over the years where he has delivered his unique productions. Great to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.

Quiddity intros with a rich chord that unleashes a wave of warmth that is enhanced by beautifully placed vinyl noise. Nice and chunky kick drums come in alongside building percussions and a subtle bassline that peeks out from the depths just enough to get you locked in. The chords are the big player here as they hypnotise the mind and get you into that deep house mood. Contrasting strings and pads add smooth textures to the sound as well as subtle FX. Excellent stuff that is not to be missed.

Le Groove Est Dans Le Move sets off with a very smooth synth sound with a sharp clap taking us up to the punchy beats and soft percussions. The drum section layers up brilliantly creating a steady flowing rhythm while a funky ass bassline does a fine job in getting the booty’s shakin’. On the break we’re taken down the rabbit hole into a surreal world filled with colourful keys before starting to build back into the main groove. The track feels groovy and would sit perfectly in a late night session, a must have no doubt.

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Feb 2017 13

Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe return to Piston with the pumping house grooves of Baby I Need You. This Santa Fe based duo combine various styles and bring their own influences to the table resulting in cool and diverse sounds. House music is their main genre and their years of experience ensure that only the very best sounds are unleashed. Their DJ sets deliver a dynamic experience leaving the crowds feeling happy. Much more to come from these guys so stay tuned.

Baby I Need You gets right into full on house mode right from the off as solid kicks and shuffling hi hats generate a flowing rhythm. A groovy bassline soon follows which will get the floors moving for sure. Cool vocal shots litter the sound adding a very nice vibe and work well with the stabbing synths. Superb stuff that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Fuck Yeah offers up a funky house groove that will force you to move. The pacey drum section gets right down to business with chunky kick drums and shuffling percussions creating that solid rhythmic flow. Groovy guitar riffs give the track a lot of movement as warm piano chords come through. The bassline is a beautifully crafted underlying feature of the track with its raw jazzy vibe and dancey groove. A real foot stomper this one that is not to be missed.

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Feb 2017 13

Spanish DJ and producer Josu Freire marks his Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two track Fresh EP. Since 2013 Josu has been dishing out quality cuts at every turn, his music has reached far and wide on several labels and his sound is very much respected by his peers. We’re delighted to have him on board here and hope to see more soon.

The aptly titled Fresh is up first delivering a… well, a very fresh groove. Big chunky kicks are offset with bright crispy hi hats that will definitely gravitate the crowds to the floors. A superb deep probing bassline weaves through the track effortlessly creating a groovy vibe. Cool vocals litter the sound in both diva and urban styles giving the track a lot of character while subtle synths work makes an appearance and having a huge impact. A top notch slice that will not disappoint.

Possible intros with some nice pumping kick drums with super crispy hi hats filling in the offbeat. The tech house vibes flow freely on this one and will no doubt translate well on the floors. A deep warming bassline gets the booty’s shaking as a classic vocal that fits the sound beautifully fades through. The short breaks throw in some cool synth chords that keep the tech vibe flowing nicely. Brilliant stuff and a must have track for sure.

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