As Piston Recordings celebrates its 10th year at the forefront of the house music scene we present our 8th Secrets Of The Trade compilation pack. Once again we’ve filled this one with some of the finest cuts from the past year including tracks and remixes from the likes of Bart Ricardo, JR From Dallas, PulpTalks, Daniel Ray, Bjerk Peterson, Jakhira, Bonetti, Leandro Silva, Lazer Mike, label boss Rogerio Martins and many more. Our ethos remains the same, to deliver cutting edge grooves from the best up and coming producers while showcasing the talents of top artists from around the world. Get this one in your collection, you will not be disappointed.
Adriaan debuts on Piston Recordings with the delectable house music grooves of La Oscuridad. Two tracks take us on a sublime journey deep into the house music abyss. Both tracks will ensure that any set has depth as well as provoking a melancholic feeling. Great to have this superb talent on board and we hope to see more in the future.
The epic multi layered story that is La Oscuridad is up first and goes deep right from the off muted drums are layered over a glitchy sound and eerie pads. Chunky kick drums fade in drive the track nicely with a mesmeric trait while sultry synths and mysterious vocals come through. The track cuts deep into your soul and holds on relentlessly for the duration wrapping you up in its warming grooves as the more darker side creeps through. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Whatever You Know intros with some very cool dark drums and hypnotic percussions that deliver a solid, tight arrangement. On top of the bassy tones we find sharper synth notes as well as surreal FX, melancholic melodies and a haunting vocal. The groove takes hold and we find ourselves locked on for the duration on this epic 11 minute monster of a track that is a definite must have for the late night sessions.
Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves and they return to Piston Recordings with the superb Subculture. Their last outing here was their debut Divergence, back in early Summer 2016, was very well received indeed having landed on many charts and playlists. The pair DJ regularly all over the place and are known for their tight, groovy sets. They’ve put out several top quality cuts recently on Underground Source Records and Sync Forward, moving between tech house and deep house. Great to see them back once again, well worth keeping an eye on.
Subculture intros with a cool muted kick drum and crispy hi hat combi before the drums get a boost of phatness that get us heading to the floors. Rhythmic percussions soon join the fun as a probing bassline weaves through the track. A short break reveals some very cool clubby vocals that blend effortlessly into the tech house groove on display. Stabbing synths with a gritty texture are the icing on the cake here making this a definite must have for the lively floors out there.
Watching sets off with a cool percussion led arrangement before a nice and chunky kick drum bursts into play. This is joined by an in-your-face bassline that works its way into every orifice of the groove and filling the low end with its warm tones. Cool vocals litter the sound as filtering synth stabs bring out the tech goodness. The break throws up a superb sequence filled with swirling pads and erratic synths before the beats return for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.
Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/subculture/1959565