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EAT DUST – GHETTO HUSTLE
Aug 2016 29

Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust is back with more of his quality tech house grooves on Piston Recordings with Ghetto Hustle. This one follows the fantastic Robots EP which came out in March 2016 and is sure to gain a lot of support just like its predecessor.

Ghetto Hustle offers an upbeat vibe that will certainly get the floors buzzing. Big chunky kick drums and slick drum programming make for some tight rhythms. A deep and lush bassline envelopes the track beautifully as the drums and shuffling hats do their thing alongside some very cool vocals. Filling in the gaps we have a smooth layered house chords that brings a cool groove to the sound. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Unknown Underground intros with a pacey kick drum and building percussion arrangement. The kicks soon find their thump and are joined by a crispy his hat to deliver a classic style intro. Cool vocal snippets lead us up to a sub heavy bassline that will dominate the woofers and send shudders down the floor while an array of cosmic FX add textures to the sound. Superb stuff that will be a welcome addition in any set.

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LEX (ATHENS) & ESTEBAN DE HARO – THREE LAWS OF AUDIO
Aug 2016 29

Lex returns to Piston Recordings and this time he joins forces with Esteban De Haro and Kel to deliver the superb Three Laws Of Audio. DJ, producer, artist, label owner, Alex (Lex) of Athens Greece, represents a way of life that embraces innovation, evolution and communion through sound. His last outing on Piston was alongside Dimi Wilson on Thoughts About It which picked up a lot of support and featured in many charts and playlists. He runs his own labels and has amassed quite an impressive back catalogue, great to see him back for more and hope to see even more in the future. Esteban De Haro debuts on Piston and brings a refined tech house sound to the mix, definitely an artist to watch. Kel also debuts on Piston and brings a wealth of experience to the sound. Since 2007 Kel has dished out quality cuts on various labels and has worked alongside Lex on their recent cut Jexin on Frole Records.

First up we have Lex (Athens) & Esteban De Haro with Three Laws Of Audio which intros with a smooth and groovy drum arrangement that lulls you into the sound. A solid rhythmic flow comes out of the shuffling hats and beautifully arranged percussions as bright synth notes ease in alongside stuttered vocals. A deep, walking bassline comes through to take over and brings the sound deeper, delivering a solid tech house groove to get the floors pumping. A very cool track indeed with a plethora of FX that blend together perfectly creating a rich texture that will most definitely appeal to many.

Next we have Lex (Athens) featuring Kel with Texas Maggot. The intro here boasts a strong, punchy kick drum and shuffling hats alongside a sharp clap. Bright crispy hi hats come through and cut through the bassy tail of the kicks like a knife. A surreal vibe takes over when the clangy synth chords come into play alongside a deep meandering bassline. The groove is deep here and the collection of warm sounds and smooth vocals will keep it there. Top notch stuff indeed, definitely not to be missed.

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KONNECT & COOL PEOPLE – SLOW JAM EP
Aug 2016 22

Konnect aka DJ and producer duo Carlos Hdez and Phil Luttgenau, and Cool People aka Jose Alonso and Jonay Fel, debut on Piston with the fantastic Slow Jam EP. This duo-double act have been whipping up a storm on the scene with both groups creating some superb dancefloor cuts. Since 2014 Konnect have shown their talents in the best possible way, by churning out quality vibes at every turn. They’ve seen releases on various labels and featured on many compilations. Cool People have won multiple DJ competitions in Spain and after that they decided to combine forces to bring their energetic and dynamic stage performance to the clubs. We’re delighted to have these four artists at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.

Slow Jam sets out with a classic styled punchy kick and shuffling hat sequence that will definitely get feet to the floors. A deep droning bass comes through and suddenly the track becomes fuller and groovier. A cool vocal gets things moving also and leads us into a fantastic synth stab that carries a retro vibe while plucky bass hits ramp up the energy. Excellent stuff with a nod to the oldskool that will most definitely appeal to the discerning clubber and DJ.

Just Wanna Bass with a nice punchy kick drum and cool snare patterns alongside crispy hats that set the scene for a solid flowing rhythm to get down and dirty to. Cool vocal shots ring out raising the tempo of the groove as the bassline starts to make its presence known. All over the track we’re treated to some superb synth stabs that manifest in various forms and blend effortlessly with the deep rooted bassline. A wonderfully textured slice of tech house that is not to be missed.

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