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TUNEON – COMPRESSED SUMMER
Jun 2016 27

Russian DJ and producer Tuneon aka Mikh Solvis returns to Piston with the fantastic two tracker entitled Compressed Summer. This one comes after his highly acclaimed debut – Chante back in April 2016. You can be sure that this one will grab a lot of attention and become a go to track for many jocks on the Summer terraces.

Compressed Summer intros with a nice and chunky kick drum with a bright crispy hat on the offset. A deep and lush chord fills the space with a delicious warmth that eases the mind while a superb deep bassline gravitates towards your soul to hook you in. A smooth steady rhythm made up of solid beats prevails and will make your dancing feet find the floor in no time. A simplistic and highly effective slice of smooth deep house that is not to be missed.

Sometimes delivers a top notch deep house groove with a perfectly balanced mixture of sounds that complement each other beautifully. Punchy kick drums and sharp crispy hi hats provide a steady rhythmic flow while a superb probing bassline moves with the beats to bring a solid dancey groove to the floors. Cool vocal one shots litter the sound while a cool piano brings in a bit of retro flavour. Definitely a must have track for the bouncier floors out there.

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ORLANDO VOORN – LOST IN HEAVEN
Jun 2016 20

A man that needs no introduction, but is getting one anyway, Orlando Voorn debuts on Piston with the fantastic two tracker Lost In Heaven. Considered a legend among his peers, Orlando pioneered his unique blend of Amsterdam and Detroit sounds creating a fusion that would set the world of techno into a head spin. Down the years his style has varied but the essence remained, good quality music that stood out. He recently showed up over at Bonzai Basiks where his classic sounds got a run out including several remixes by top artists. Titled – Classics, it also got a pressing onto vinyl to the delight of many. It’s a pleasure to welcome this guy into the Piston family and we hope to see more in the future.

Lost In Heaven is a surreal slice of deep house with a multi layered myriad of sounds that combine beautifully to take us on a trip deep into the sound of house music. Chunky kick drums and cool crispy hi hats provide a steady rhythm for the vast array of sounds to latch on to. Everything from watery synth chords to soft vocal one shots and trumpets are thrown into the mix here creating this authentic sounding groove. The perfect fodder for a late night session that will allow your mind to drift while swaying to the groove.

Driven offers up a raw depiction of deep house with a mixture of organic sounds and beautifully crafted melodies. The groove lends itself to the urban culture, a drive through a city where sights and sounds converge to paint a layered, textured picture full of imagination. The contrasting sounds are blended perfectly here, the deep rawness of the bass with the sweetness of the piano against harsher tones. Hap-hazard yet structured and smooth, this one will be a welcome addition on the terraces this summer for sure.

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MONOTRONIK – DIVERGENCE
Jun 2016 20

Monotronik debuts on Piston with a fine example of tech house sounds in Divergence. Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves. 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. Delighted to have the guys on board and no doubt we’ll be seeing more of this talented duo.

Divergence intros with a warm synth chord pattern that is soon joined by a pumping kick drum and shuffling hi hats. Wailing vocals add a touch of diva to the sound before distant mumblings take over and rise up adding a cool textured layer. A deep and powerful bassline rules the low end delivering a solid tech house workout. Proper tech vibes for the floors, this one is sure to get any party rocking.

Atlas sets off with a punchy kick and sharp offset percussion which is accompanied by crispy hi hats creating a steady rhythmic flow. Cool synth chords come through and are paired with equally cool FX that add a little spice to the groove. On the low end a rumbling bassline is in full control, dominating the groove and getting those booty’s shakin’. Plenty of layered sounds fill up the spectrum resulting in a solid tech groove that will be a welcome addition in any set.

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