Jurgi Oraa Diaz aka Oraa returns to Piston with the superb two track Rocketship EP. This guy always delivers the goods and judging by his last outing back in January 2016 with Time Out For Love, we know we’re in for another tasty treat.
Rocketship blasts off with a real nice drum arrangement complete with bright crispy hats and snappy snares. A monster kick drum soon comes through and takes over as cool vocals litter the sound. As if this wasn’t enough to get the floors shakin, we soon find ourselves on the receiving end of a superbly chunky bassline that drives the groove beautifully. Gritty synths come into play but soon make way for a much smoother spacey kinda hook as a high pitched string hangs over head. A big, brash slice of tech house grooves you do not want to miss.
Back In Time intros with a classic punchy kick and hat combo that builds into a feet shuffling rhythmic groove. Cool vocals deliver a raw, urban vibe as a superb bassline weaves its way through the track taking us on along for the ride. Quirky effects build a solid texture in the sound, but the big player here has got to be those fantastic retro styled synth chords that light up the track brilliantly. This one will not disappoint, a must have for sure.
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust delivers his third outing on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two tracker – Robots EP. We last saw Mario back at the start of 2016 with his Invaders EP which followed an appearance on Monog Records’ 5 year celebratory release.
Robots sets out with a real nice thumping kick drum as the percussions fade through building to a solid and steady rhythmic drum section. Cool vocal snippets are introduced but soon make way for a beautifully lush deep house bassline that soon becomes the big focus on the track. Quirky FX fill out the spaces and add cool textures to the sound making this a definite must have track.
Jivin is let loose with a cool pumping kick drum and crispy hat combi. Various other percussions make their way into the sound and we find ourselves moving to the rhythmic force. A playful bassline takes control of the groove as it dances through the sound providing a smooth deep vibe. Cool vocals are scattered throughout giving the track an edge while remaining firmly within the deep house realm. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
Alvaro Martins aka Upright returns to Piston with his second outing – Raw Flow. Having made an impact on remix duties for Oli Frances’ Slow Mo and Rob Small & Danny Hartley’s Stubbed, Upright also featured on our Best Of Piston Recordings 2015 compilation before his full debut at the end of 2015 with Bite You At The Altar. Great to see him back with more of his sublime deep and tech house vibes.
Raw Flow intros with a cool percussive fuelled sequence that gets boosted by punchy kick drums and crispy hats. Deep throbbing basses lurk on the low end as synth stabs catch our attention. A short break introduces some very cool vocals before revealing a fantastic warping stab that becomes the main focus of the sound. A superb display of tech house that will definitely turn a few heads.
Move Around sets out with a nice pumping kick drum and a pulsing bass that sits lurking on the low end. Shuffling hats make for a steady rhythmic flow as retro house stabs come through alongside a raspy synth and some cool vocal snippets. The track holds a superb deep house groove that builds and builds until you have no choice but to hit the floor and get dancing.