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STEMI & SILVESTRO S – MONDAY NIGHT
Apr 2017 03

SteMI aka Italian DJ and producer Stefano Minturnino returns to Piston alongside debutant Silvestro S with their superb two tracker entitled Monday Night. SteMI’s last appearance here was back in June 2016 with Timeless and since then he’s released several tracks on various labels with each one consisting of top quality vibes. Silvestro S has also been dishing out top notch vibes on different labels for over 6 years now and his work is very much revered in the scene. A dynamic pairing here that we know will yield some positive vibes among many, great to have them at Piston.

Monday Night builds nicely with concoction of drums that form up nicely into a solid rhythmic package to get the floors moving. The bassline moves through the low end providing a deep groovy vibe to get that ass shakin’ while cool vocals add an extra spice to the sound. An expertly crafted slice that will be the perfect addition to any tech flavoured set.

Something Happened intros with a cool shuffling drum pattern which takes us to a thumping kick drum that gets the track firmly on its way. The drums are the big player here and we soon find ourselves locked in to the various patterns that make up the steady rhythmic groove. Hypnotic synths deliver a deep edge to the track as a cool vocal litters the sound and adds an interesting narrative to compliment the track. A nicely constructed tech house stomper here that is not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/monday-night/1966685

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ANDY BOOK – SHORT CIRCUIT EP
Apr 2017 03

Aveiro, Portugal born AndrĂ© Filipe Rodrigues aka Andy Book debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep house two tracker Short Circuit EP. Now residing in Nice, France, Andy spreads his artistic range from music to art and illustration. He has harboured a passion for electronic music for a long time and in 2007 he started to produce his own music with his first release being Geometric Drop EP which gained support from Silicone Soul among others. In 2008, together with Alexx Wolfe he got his first release on vinyl, a remix for Frederic De Carvalho. Then he started working with Sui Generiz and released the Lost Words EP which received huge feedback from the likes of Rodriguez Jr, Kolombo, and James Teej to name just a few. A highly regarded artist we’re glad to have on board.

Short Circuit gets right down to business with a nice chunky kick drum and crispy hi hat combi alongside tasty chord stabs and a deep subby bassline. The keys are sublime here and really deliver a true deep house groove. Rhythmic percussions will get the dancing feet shuffling and floors filled as the track lures you in. A beautifully constructed slice that will be a welcome addition in any set.

FlexKey delivers a stompingly good deep house groover filled with warm tones and a fantastic drum arrangement that will force you to move. Punchy kicks lead the way with slicing hi hats on the offset while a meandering deep bassline moves effortlessly through the lower frequencies. A rhythmic percussion section dishes out a dancey groove accompanied by expert keys and fresh vocals that give the track club vibe. Brilliant stuff and the perfect fodder for any deep house fuelled set.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/short-circuit-ep/1975192

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ROGERIO MARTINS – 300 EP
Mar 2017 27

Portugal’s cutting edge electronic music label Piston Recordings reaches a double milestone in 2017 as it celebrates 10 years as well as its 300th release. To mark this occasion we get a dosing of deep house grooves on the two track 300 EP courtesy of label head honcho, Rogerio Martins. Since 2007 Rogerio has showed true grit and determination to get his label to where it is today, at the forefront of a worldwide scene where the sounds of Piston are championed by a multitude of top DJ’s. The Piston ethos has been embraced by many artists and the demand is ever more popular and artists from around the world delight at the prospect of releasing their material through Piston which is why there is a consistent stream of quality cuts. Here’s to another 300 releases and another 10 years!

No Gimmicks intros with a solid kick drum and cool shuffling hat arrangement that gets the rhythm flowing nicely before a super bright crispy hi hat joins in. A superb dancing, chunky bassline delivers a killer blow that will definitely get feet to the floors. Rogerio dishes out a real treat here, especially with the huge filtered piano chords that will attract the discerning clubber if only for its nostalgic appeal. A diva inspired vocal wails through the track beautifully making this an absolute stomper and a must have.

Secondly we have the deliciously warm and endearing Find The Love which intros with nice subby kick drums and a crispy hi hat combo. Smooth house chords fade in and we soon find ourselves engrossed in a lush groove. The track delivers a solid rhythmic flow thanks to tight drums and percussions while cool vocals bring in a clubby vibe. The bass resides deep within the sound here and will certainly give the bassbins a bit of work to do. A definite dancefloor contender here you do not want to miss.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/300-ep/1959542

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