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DANIEL RAY – LOW HEALS
Jan 2017 09

Daniel Ray returns to Piston Recordings with another superbly crafted deep house double entitled Low Heals. Over the last few years Daniel has delivered some top quality sounds both here and over at Eyepatch Recordings. His last effort – Tinker was very well received indeed and we’ve no doubt he will continue to bring his A-game to everything he touches.

Low Heals opens with scattered percussions that are soon joined by a chunky kick drum and deep piano chords. Shuffling hats pick up the rhythm as deep bassy notes come through. A general air of melancholy and intrigue arises as the track lays down its roots. Sweeping pads and strings create interesting textures throughout that gives the track character. A beautifully constructed slice of deep house grooves that will not disappoint.

Time Signal intros with a cool crispy hats and clangy FX alongside a punchy kick drum. Synths stabs and deep low frequencies leave their mark as the layers build. A slow mesmeric arppegio is joined by various one shot sounds creating intricate patterns. On the low end a lush bass lingers allowing other sounds their freedom to roam. A truly deep and thoughtful slice filled with wonderful piano chords that offer a hypnotic experience, top notch stuff.

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SOUTHERN GROOVE – DIRTY BUSINESS
Jan 2017 09

Southern Groove aka Adrian Romero and Mariano Chiappe are back at Piston Recordings for more of their house fuelled shenanigans in the form of the superb two tracker entitled Dirty Business. The duo’s last outing here was back in May 2016 with Bodyjack which gained great support across the board. Delighted to have them back once again and we look forward to more in the future.

First up we have Dirty Business which is certainly in the business of delivering the goods. A solid house joint that will definitely fill floors. Cool spoken word vocals sit over a driving house groove filled with deep basses and a tight drum arrangement. Funky fills come through creating perfect ass shakin’ moments as chunky kicks and a throbbing bassline dominate. Strong chords play a big role here making this a definite must have track.

The Other Side Of The Groove is a straight up delicious helping of pure house that will entice bodies to the floors no doubt. Pumping kick drums lead the way and are joined by a superb pitching bassline that grabs a hold of you and lock you in. Filtering guitar licks dominate as spoken vocals deliver their stereo sound vinyl record based narrative. A top notch cut that is a must for your house music arsenal.

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PEDRO FARIA – NO LOOKING BACK
Dec 2016 26

Lisbon based Portuguese DJ and producer Pedro Faria debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb deep and techy fuelled No Looking Back. Since 2012 Pedro has been releasing quality cuts across various labels. He is a lover of music, particularly everything between deep house and tech house. On the DJ front he is a much sought after spinner and he plays at top parties around his hometown and beyond. Delighted to have him on board here at Piston and we hope to see more from him soon.

The Original Mix is a top notch tech house offering that carries a solid drum arrangement made up of chunky kick drums and cool shuffling hats and percussions. A deep mesmerizing bassline weaves through the track as a sinister distorted vocal creeps in. Groovy keys fade in creating a wonderful hybrid tech sound that exudes a deeper vibe. A fantastic weapon for any late night set that will not disappoint.

Up next we have the Gear Remix which is a definite dancefloor destroyer. A solid workout from start to finish fuelled by techy beats and superb groovy elements that will get the booty’s shakin’ no doubt. The intro boasts a muted kick and subtle percussion combi before the kick get a massive boost with an added thump for good measure. Shuffling hats deliver a flowing rhythm as those deep pads start to rise. A pulsating bassline is the big hitter here that blends perfectly with the mesmeric synths and pads. A must have track you do not want to miss.

Lastly we have No More which is a wonderful display of tech house that will ignite any set. A simplistic approach here with a solid drum arrangement creating a nice flowing rhythmic vibe. Distant voices add cool textures to the sound as a deep rooted bassline shores up the low end. As the layers build we find a lot of interesting sounds that combine beautifully, but it’s that strong drum and bass combi that packs the punch here. Perfect fodder for giving any floor a boost.

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