Angelo Ferreri & Daniele Kama join forces on our next Piston release with this superb two tracker entitled Wasting Time. Italian DJ and producer Daniele Kama returns to Piston after his remix stint on Hermann Dius’ UK Movement back in December 2015. This Rome based producer is highly respected in the world of electronica having gained lots of support from a host of international DJ’s and working with many other fine artists on various record labels. Joining Daniele is Sicilian born DJ and producer Angelo Ferreri who brings a wealth of musical knowledge to the table having been around the electronic music scene for quite some time. From a young age he was attracted to the Techno sound of the 90’s and pretty soon he found himself using an old Playstation to learn about arrangements. He got into DJing after learning from older jocks and soon he got his first gigs in Italy and then in Europe. 2004 saw him start to produce and he quickly gained attention from many labels. He started his own label – Mood Funk Records soon after and he continues to ply us with only the finest quality sounds.
Wasting Time is a sublime trek deep into the bowels of house music, and all done in a laid back funky groove kinda style. The intro boasts a simple hat pattern before a superbly funky bassline warms the track and gives us a push towards the floor. A plethora of cool drums and percussions form up and deliver a smooth rhythmic flow with that bassline at the forefront. Quirky synths litter the sound and blend effortlessly into the drum dominated arrangement. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
Gimme Something delivers a solid tech house workout with a nice chunky kick drum leading the way as cool crispy hats and wonderfully snappy snares bring in the rhythm in style. Warped vocals come through and drift away to leave a rumbling bassline that generates a powerful groove. The vocals come in and out with a playful manner and give the track a great character while a brilliantly executed drum arrangement keeps the floors rocking all night long on this one, excellent stuff here that will not disappoint.
Porto, Portugal based DJ and producer Mi Ke aka Mike Morales debuts on Piston with the absolute monster three tracker 214 EP. Mike is a force to be reckoned with on the house scene as he’s been around for quite some time. He is heavily influenced by Portugal’s infamous underground scene his name began resonating amongst established DJ’s and artists. His debut track – Dream Shattered, premiered on Digweed’s Transitions radio show in 2003 and since then he has continued to churn out top quality vibes. He runs his own label – Ssignature Music and back in 2013 our very own label boss Rogerio Martins featured as remix artist on Fauvrelle’s Turn Me On alongside fellow remixer Mi Ke. Delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
Baby It’s You takes us right into the heart of a deep house groove that will have you completely hooked from just the first few bars. A silky smooth vibe oozes off this track as warm kicks are joined by a super cool percussion section that settles into a solid rhythm for the duration. A mesmerizing synth pluck rides through the sound and becomes an infectious trait in the sound. A wonderfully executed vocal rings out and brings the funk in huge doses with sprinklings of soul. Add in a bassline straight out of the abyss and you’ll find yourself wanting more and more. Brilliant stuff.
These Raw Eyes is a perfectly apt title for this sublime trek into deep house. Right from the off we get locked on to the raw power generated from the sound. The bassline in particular plays a big part and is joined by cool chord stabs to deliver a solid groove that works its way deep into your soul. The drum arrangement builds into a beautifully crafted rhythm that will have bodies swaying as a haunting lead synth weaves through. Cool vocals are scattered throughout adding character to the sound making this a definite must have track in your arsenal.
Close To My Heart is one of those tracks that will quickly fall into the ‘I gotta drop this one tonight’ category. Pounding kick drums and crispy hi hats alongside tight percussions make for a solid rhythmic groove. A subtle yet hugely effective bassline lurks on the low end ready to pounce. The track gives off a retro vibe as cool vocal snippets come through, but it’s the layers of bass that make this one special as well as background organs that tease all the way through. A truly epic slice of deep and groovy house that will most definitely not disappoint.
Irish DJ and producer Cerillo makes a welcome return to Piston with the pumping tech house fuelled Ill Behaviour. Hailing out of the Ireland’s capital this guy has seen his music grace the sets of top jocks all over the world as well as appearing on top labels. His last outing for Piston came back in May 2015 with Make You Shake and since then he has shown up on various compilations over at Bonzai Progressive before getting a run-out on Pistons The Secrets Of The Trade 4.
Ill Behaviour intros with a tamed kick drum and cool raspy hi hats that build up a nice and smooth rhythm. The kick drums are let loose with a pounding powerful punch that will definitely shake the woofers into submission. Percussions start to layer up and we soon find ourselves hooked on the shuffling groove on display. The track takes on a distinct drum inspired arrangement with much of the bass coming off those stomping kicks. An underlying sub rumbles on the low end to great effect. An superb slice that will rock any venue no doubt.