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RITZ – DAYDREAM EP
Nov 2016 28

Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalizingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.

Dreams is quite simply a superb slice of blissful house music with nice deep groove that will seduce you with its smooth vibes and inviting presence. A steady flowing rhythm is driven by tight drums and shuffling percussions while the groovy bassline weaves effortlessly through the track. A plethora of keys and pads dish out intricate melodies that captivate. The melodies are backed up by some sultry vocals that blend so beautifully into the sound. A fantastic construction of sounds perfectly suited to late loungy sets, a must have.

Mesh delivers a brilliant slice of deep house. It’s one of those tracks that forces you to let go on the floors, the driving nature of the track ensures this. Punchy kick drums are joined by crispy hi hats and a tight percussion arrangement. The big player though are those wonderful chords and expertly crafted arps that sit perfectly over the driving bassline. Cool vocals grace the track adding textures along with an ever building synth section. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.

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DYS (ITALY) – MY GIRL
Nov 2016 21

Turin based DJ and producer duo Seb Ba and Denny IlSan make up DYS (Italy) and here they mark their Piston Recordings debut with the superb two tracker My Girl. Together these guys are responsible for some awesome party nights around Italy. They notched up their first release on Klaphouse Records with Is Not Necessary EP in May 2016 which propelled them into the producer world. We’re delighted to have the guys on board and we sure hope to see and hear a lot more from them in the years ahead.

My Girl intros with a probing bass against a shuffling percussion pattern that is soon joined by some very nice chunky kick drums that lead the charge. The bassline continues to probe deeper and is joined by ultra cool pads laden with FX. Those pads create a super rich sound filled with wonderful textures and dancefloor friendly vibes. Scattered vocal snippets add a subtle club vibe which will most definitely appeal to many, a must have.

I Love It sets off with a bass heavy intro that will give the bassbins some work to do alongside a solid pumping kick drum. Cool percussive elements build up into a fine flowing rhythm as that bass thickens, digging deeper into your soul. Sparse vocal shots add character to the sound but the focus remains on that bass. A definite late night stomper that is not to be missed.

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GUSHER – CIRCADIAN RHYTHM
Nov 2016 21

Gusher aka Caracas, Venezuela based DJ and producer Gustavo Herrera debuts on Piston Recordings with the deep house grooves of Circadian Rhythm. Gustavo first got into dance music at age 14 when he bought Daft Punk’s Homework. Four years later he became a DJ after absorbing all the delights of electronic music. His early influences are the likes of Jon Cutler, Marques Wyatt, Mark Farina, Groove Armada, Carl Craig, Roman Flugel and more. In 2009 he seriously got involved in making music and started working with Carloscres on a few tracks like Sleepscience released on Society 3.0 and One life to live released on Cosmic Disco Records before signing with Argentinean house label Di One Music to release his first EP titled Someday. He was then picked up by Irish record label Swink Music Ltd releasing the Freedom EP with Carloscres and two other producers (Matthew Collins and Love Bites). Great to have him on board and we know you’re gonna love this guy’s sound.

Circadian Rhythm intros with a nice and warm punchy kick drum with some cool FX floating in the background. A superb, funky ass bassline shows up and is joined by some superb chords that bring rich textures to the sound. Deep house vibes ooze out of this one and the percussion section generates a solid rhythmic flow with a snappy snare cutting through those lower frequencies. A beautiful slice of deep grooves that is not to be missed.

Light Fluctuations sets out with a shuffling hat sequence combined with an array of percussions that entices you in before a nice and chunky kick drum takes centre stage. A throbbing bassline is introduced and the groove is ramped up to a deep house frenzy which is enhanced by fading in keys. This one delivers a truly epic, mesmeric and hypnotic groove as those house fuelled chords do their thing. A welcome addition in any late night session.

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