Sardinia born DJ and producer Mend returns to Piston with the fantastic three track tech house joint entitled Fusion EP. We last caught a glimpse of this guy back in April 2016 with his Visionair EP. Delighted to see him back once again and we look forward to more, but for now enjoy this super fine tech house cut.
First up we have Fusion that just oozes tech house flavours right from the off. Punchy kick drums and building percussions sit over a cool stepping bassline that adds a little bit of swing to the groove. Swirling FX fade in and out as a myriad of colourful keys come through bringing a real groovy element to the sound. A beautifully simplistic slice that will definitely do damage on the floors.
Gate 1 opens with a nice punchy kick drum that delivers a solid thud alongside cool percussions and a slowly fading in mesmeric pad. A probing bassline comes through and sets up a powerful groove that blends perfectly with the cacophony of stabby keys. Tight drums and an expert arrangement provide a fine flowing rhythm as the track locks us in with its relentless tech house groove. A definite must have track that is sure to keep the floors rocking long into the night.
Organic Element goes right for the jugular with a solid tech house offering that will get the booty’s to the floor no doubt. Straight outta the gate this one delivers a tight construction that is made up of a maelstrom of drums which effortlessly come together to form a solid rhythmic groove. A wonderfully rich and dynamic sound is dished out thanks to mesmerizing pads and funky keys. The perfect fodder for any set that will not disappoint.
Madrid based DJ and producer Mike Denitz debuts on Piston Recordings with a fine two track EP entitled Come Back. Since the start of 2015 this guy has been churning out quality cuts on various labels and gaining an impressive support base for his efforts. Delighted to have him on board at Piston and we hope to see more soon.
Come Back intros with a cool subdued kick drum and shuffling hat sequence complete with a sharp clap that cuts a fine slice through the sound. The kick drums get beefed up into a pumping thump alongside a rumbling deep bassline that gets the track moving. Scattered vocals add character to this tech fuelled stomper. Distant acid themed patterns fade in and out creating wonderful textures while on the break mesmeric synths add a warmth to the sound. Top notch stuff you do not want to miss.
Cold Drink sets off with Mike’s signature muted kick and crispy hi hat combo. Shuffling percussions form up generating a solid rhythmic flow to the sound as cool vocals come through. This one goes deeper with a little help from a superb deep bassline that will give the bass bins a bit of work to do. This straight up stomper unleashes a powerful pumping energy that will most definitely get booty’s on the floors.
PolyRhythm aka North Bergen, New Jersey based DJ and producer duo David Jonez and Val Carrique return to Piston Recordings with the fantastic Suntin’ EP. Their last effort – No Politics EP back in the Summer of 2016 proved popular among many and no doubt this one will follow suit. Having started out DJing at just 14 years old playing everything from mainstream Hip Hop to Reggae, the guys quickly established themselves on the scene. After a few years they found house music and flourished in the New York underground scene. The name PolyRhythm started out as their party name and soon became synonymous among party goers looking for their next event. Great to have them back for more and we hope to see more soon.
Suntin’ is a solid pure house drive slice that delivers a floor shakin’ groove to get down to. A nice thumping kick drum leads the way as subtle percussions and a sharp clap join in. A simple high string generates smooth textures while an acid laced bassline creeps in alongside cool vocal snippets. A beautifully simplistic arrangement that packs a massive punch, a definite must have for sure.
Mind Da Gap intros with an arp like sequence that sits over a subtle kick drum and retro themed vocal shots. Shuffling hi hats create a solid rhythmic flow as various layers are introduced, enhancing the groove with a sublime house experience. Short, stabby chords blend with club-esque diva vocal and the groovy bassline making this the perfect fodder for the floors, not to be missed.