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TITAN ROAD – LOTUS
Dec 2016 19

Verona based Italian DJ and producer Titan Road aka Marco Pettenon debits on Piston with a tasty two tracker entitled Lotus. Marco comes from an electro and progressive house background and he is not new to the dance music scene, he has been producing and DJing for several years under a different alias. In the Summer of 2012 he fell in love with the warmth of deep house and garage vibes which spurred him on to create his Titan Road guise. Totally addicted to the groove this new project has already had releases out on labels like Cr2 Records, LouLou Records, Smiley Fingers, Twisted Fusion and DTD records. He is currently DJing at Qloom and Alter Ego events in Italy and he is co-founder of the label Endless Music. He is also an active member of the Verona based Monkeys Music collective.

Lotus intros with a muted kick drum and eerie pad combi alongside shuffling hi hats. The kicks get a boost of power and we find ourselves locked on to the infectious groove that follows. Thos pads linger for a long time before opening up creating a rich texture. Cool vocals litter the sound and blend beautifully with the deeper vibe. A rumbling bassline keeps the low end rocking making this an absolute stomper of a track you will not want to miss.

Backlash offers up a superb tech house groove that will have the floors pumping all night. A nice and smooth intro brings in a pumping kick drum and a captivating synth pad. Dancey, rhythmic hi hats come through and really get the track moving with a little help from a fantastic percussion section. The hypnotic bassline keeps us hooked for the duration giving the track truly infectious nature. A must have track no doubt.

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BONETTI – BACK TO NATURE
Dec 2016 19

Bonetti returns to Piston Recordings with another fine slice of deep house goodness in the form of Back To Nature. Since Bonetti’s last Piston outing – Pumping Pumping, he has scored several top notch cuts that have impressed many. Great to see this guy back once again and hopefully we’ll be seeing more in the near future.

The Original Mix kicks us off with a nicely flowing rhythmic kick drum, hi hat and percussion combi. Funky guitar licks are filtered in alongside catchy club style diva vocals creating the perfect dancefloor bomb. a Smooth and groovy bassline adds a superb depth to the sound as we relish in the funky disco vibes. Top notch stuff that will most definitely not disappoint.

On Funky Main Mix we’re treated to slightly more dubby impression of the original with a focus squarely on the funky elements. Those filtered guitars ring through the sound and compliment the cool vocals nicely while a deeper more edgy bassline shores up the low end. A definite dancefloor weapon that will find its way into many sets for sure.

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ANDREA RIVI – TIME LAPSE EP
Dec 2016 12

Italian DJ and producer Andrea Rivi returns to the Piston stable with the superb Time Lapse EP. Since 2012 we’ve been treated to some fantastic cuts from this guy. From his first foray into production with Because to his last effort My Weapon on Piston, the quality remains at its highest standard. Big things to come from this guy so stay tuned.

Time Lapse delivers a solid tech house fuelled ride that will no doubt grab a lot of attention. Punchy kick drums are at the forefront with bright crispy hi hats slicing through the lower frequencies with ease. A deep rooted sub bass dominates the low end and mesmerizes throughout. Crazy synths create a kaleidoscope of sound that intrigues as it lashes out with hap hazard patterns that form into something special. A top notch cut that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Esotica is a wonderful club driven slice of tech house complete with diva-esque vocal snippets and a solid rhythmic flow that will have asses shakin’ all over the floor. The drum section dishes out a bouncy groove to get down to while a deep, powerful bassline shores up the low end. Cool FX are littered throughout adding some very nice textures while that wailing vocal adds character. The icing on the cake here though is those retro style synths that just give the track fantastic depth, a must have no doubt.

Be Careful offers up a pacey trek into the tech house arena with a solid driving drum arrangement led on by a punchy kick drum and shuffling percussions. The drums play a massive role here and are showcased by various snare rolls that give the track a definite dance floor appeal. Cool acid-like single hits add a nice touch while pitching vocals come through. A deep pulsating bass pokes through the cacophony of drums adding a hypnotic vein to the sound. Excellent stuff that is not to be missed.

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