Having made his first appearance on Piston back towards the end of 2015 on The Secrets Of The Trade 004, Demarkus Lewis makes his full debut with the superb three tracker – Strung On You. A powerhouse in the electronic music world, this guy has been churning out quality vibes for over 15 years. He is well known for taking things deep, way deep, while maintaining an energy level that keeps floors busy. His sounds have graced many labels over the years, Nervous Records, Slip N Slide, Black Vinyl, Kingtstreet Soundz and Guesthouse Music are just a few of the labels to mention. He also owns the successful Grin Music where he showcases only the finest grooves. Considered a legend in the underground scene, we are delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.
The Main Mix is up first and intros is classic style with a punchy kick drum and super crispy open hats alongside sharp claps. Flavourful keys and lush tones soon take over bringing the sound deeper. A superb, solid bassline gives the track its deep house groove as those keys and pads swirl overhead creating a perfectly balanced sound that will keep the floors burning. Cool vocals deliver a real classic feeling full of funky phrases and luscious vibes. This is what deep house is all about, a definite must have track.
The Dub Mix removes the main vocal leaving behind just a taste to whet the appetite. A classy affair that derives the deep house sound in a classic sense. This one will be a most welcome addition in any set.
Piston main man and head honcho Rogerio Martins is remix duty and delivers another fine slice of deepness for our listening pleasure. When this guy isn’t busy sifting demos and managing his label he gets into the studio to delight us with his sounds. Fresh off the back of his debut release on the legendary KMS Records, Rogerio loves nothing more than dishing out deep and groovy vibes and here he does not disappoint. The remix open with a very cool bassy kick drum and a super crispy hat with subtle percussions bringing up the rear. No time is wasted and soon the beautifully warm bass envelopes the sound while equally warm pads create a deep atmosphere. The track takes a short break where we are introduced to the star of the show, a fantastic piano chord that just oozes coolness and sophistication. The piano is so understated that it quite simply dominates the groove to perfection. Sprinklings of that smooth vocal litter the track making this a track you do not want to miss.
Marco Madia is back at Piston with this superb three tracker entitled Exos Lusius EP. His last outing was back in April 2015 with Sugar Lift EP and no doubt he’ll be cranking up the deep grooves once more on this newest slice.
Gardon intros dripping with a deep house groove that gets right under your skin instantly. A deep penetrating bass tone ebbs and flows as punchy kicks and bright crispy hats settle into a cool dancey rhythm. The intensity builds on the lower frequencies while more mid range sounds come through creating a very interesting dynamic. In the background a tight drum arrangement keeps the rhythm flowing as those wandering synths do their thing. A wonderfully crafted slice of deepness that will be a welcome addition in any jocks box.
Rodeo Amaro sets off with a cool chunky kick drum alongside a subtle percussion arrangement with a probing bass that fades in from the depths. Bright crispy hats enhance the sound and get the rhythm moving nicely. A solid tech house groove ensues as surreal strings are introduced to the sound resulting in a definite must have track to keep the floors burning into the small hours.
The title track, Exos Lucius, rounds up this EP and delivers a truly deep and grooving house sound right from the off. Deep basses form dominate the intro as cool percussions fade up and a solid punchy kick comes through. The track definitely gets its groove on with a little help from those tight drums and shuffling percussions. Swirling pads and warm chords fill up the sound and takes us deeper into the groove. A wonderfully crafted slice that will turn a few heads for sure.
Piston Recordings enters into its 9th year in 2016, but this year the big milestone is its 200th release, and to celebrate we’ve notched up 4 top quality tracks and pressed them onto glorious vinyl for your collection, your turntables will thank you for this one. The A-side features label boss Rogerio Martins with his tantalisingly deep and groovy All That I Need alongside Lurob with his wonderfully musical slice Waking Up To The Pacific Ocean. On the flip we have tracks from Accatone with his deep n funky Swing That and a pumping floorfiller from Carlo Caldareri with Wrong. We know how to party over here, come and join us, you will not be disappointed.