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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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ALESSANDRO SARSANO – UNDAFUNK EP
Dec 2016 12

Italian house music maestro Alessandro Sarsano debuts on Piston Recordings with the delectable three track UndaFunk EP. From a young age he developed a passion for music and the visual arts. At 14 he started to take notice of the Hip Hop scene in his home city as well as starting to get into DJing. He understood that scratching and cutting was an important form of entertainment and this led to him generating a collection of vinyl ranging from funk to disco and pop to new wave. from here to collect discs ranging from funk to disco, from pop to new wave. In the late 80s and early 90s Italy experienced the house phenomenon and this appealed to him very much and brought him into contact with many DJ’s. He soon discovered the Balearic beat after a Summer in Ibiza and found that house music was his passion. Over the years he has played alongside the likes of Jose de Divina, DJ Oliver, Willie Graff, Tuccillo, Alfredo, Pippi, Jon Sa Trinxa and many more. Since 2010 he has released quality tracks on many labels and we’re delighted that his next effort will be on Piston.

Emotional Lee intros with a cacophony of shuffling snares that lead us straight to the floors alongside a warm house laced chord. Big chunky kick drums soon follow with a sublime pulsing bass in tow which solidifies the groove and locks you in for the duration. The track has a rich urban vibe that is bolstered by cool vocal snippets. A powerful slice that will surely get the booty’s shakin’.

Next up we have the Latino inspired Viva Chicanos with its fantastic Samba style groove and wonderful flowing rhythms. Leading the charge is a pumping kick drum with an array of rhythmic percussions in accompanying mode. In the background we get a House Of Pain inspired sample alongside some very cool vocals that give the track character. As we get drawn deeper we’re treated to some very cool sounds from various instruments that give this track a distinct flavour. A definite must have.

The Basement rounds off this superb pack with a deep fuelled ride deep into the house sound. Beautifully lush low end basses and chunky kick drums with crispy hi hats alongside sharp claps and snappy snares make for a wild ride. The groove is hypnotic and the cool spoken vocal is both mesmeric and informative as it delivers a philosophical narrative. At the midway point a sublime bassline change drives the groove harder which will most definitely get the floors pumping, top notch stuff.

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MATTIA SCOLARO – BODY FREE
Dec 2016 05

Italian DJ and producer Mattia Scolaro debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker entitled Body Free. Mattia started his career in 2012 in the small clubs of his home city as well as some underground private events. In 2014-15 he delves into the world of production , creating a solid platform to achieve his ambitions. His style includes Techno, Tech-House and underground sounds with bright percussions and funky grooves. Great to see him here at Piston and we look forward to more in the future.

Body Free is a real tasty slice of tech house complete with pumping kick drums and a myriad of quality percussions. Cool hats and snappy rolling snares wrapped up in intricate patterns deliver a solid rhythm for the track to build on. A deep pulsing sub bass locks you in as cool vocals come through alongside an energetic stuttering bassline that sends the track into overdrive. Superb stuff that is a definite must have.

Looking Back wastes no time in getting right down to it, from the off we are thrust into a solid groovy workout complete with thumping kicks, crispy hats and a cool urban vocal. Pulsing basses weave their way through the track as noisy risers draw our attention. A sharp stabby synth twists and morphs on the breaks bringing the track to multiple climaxes that slam us back into full on mode. A sure fire peak time cut here that will not disappoint.

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