Ricardo Mejia debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic three track Disco XTC EP. Mexican born, Tijuana based Ricardo brings a fresh sound in his music and has seen releases on various labels over the last few years. On the DJ front, Ricardo regularly appears at top venues around his hometown and his style of play appeals to many. Great to have him on board and hope to see more from him in the future.
Disco XTC intros with a pumping kick drum and slowly fading in discofied riff that builds and builds into an ecstatically charged upbeat groove. Tight drums fill up the sound alongside a pulsating bassline and create a superb rhythmic flow that carries the track through to the end. Disco licks drip off the sound and you’d soon find yourself shakin’ those hips to the groovy sounds. The vocals really make the track stand out adding a contemporary flavour and bringing the retro and modern sounds together in perfect harmony. Tech house grooves for the discerning clubber, not to be missed.
Next up we have Talking S with it’s cool intro made up of distant vocals and a crispy hi hat that teases out the rhythm beautifully. Punchy kicks come through along with a deep probing bassline as those vocal shots continue. Melancholic keys fill up the background and add to the deep lushness of the groove while contrasting plucks mesmerize. This one certainly goes deep and comes off as sombre in places but the tight drums and quality vibe will most definitely give it loads of appeal to late night sessions.
Mellow takes us deep into the house sound with its warmth and beautifully lush groove. Driving the track we have a nice punchy kick drum alongside crispy hi hats and sporadic percussions that create a fine flowing rhythm. A selection of smooth pads and chords deliver that lush groove on a platter as bright synths bring a funky edge. The perfect fodder for any deep set, this one will not disappoint.
Italian born and London based DJ and producer PulpTalks debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker entitled Sand. PulpTalks is fast becoming a name synonymous with deep house grooves. He spins at top parties throughout London and in 2015 he started to release his own sounds to the world which has gained the attention of many. A rising star no doubt, this guy is one to watch.
Sand intros with a nice warm deep house chord against contrasting crispy hi hats and sharp percussions. Tight beats come through and take over, driving the house groove straight to the floor. A cool sounding female spoken vocal adds a wonderful fresh vibe to the track which gives it even more dance appeal. The track gets an added bounce with some fantastic punchy stabs that just ooze pure house music, something jocks and the crowd are simply going to love. Bright and breezy summer grooves, perfect for those sun kissed beach parties.
After So Long takes us deep into the house sound and holds us there without mercy, forcing you to move to its groove. A super tight drum arrangement delivers a solid rhythm that will have the floors moving while deep and lush keys go to work on your soul. The warmth drips off the track as those superb chords do their thing. This one is the perfect fodder for after sunset when the heat gets turned up on the floor, excellent stuff.
DJ and producer Michael Nunes marks his Piston debut with the stunning three track Journey EP. Over the years he has taken in lots of music and draws influences from many styles like funk and soul with artists and groups such as Prince, Cameo and Isaac Hayes among his favourites. Growing up in Amsterdam he became intrigued by house music and when he started to DJ he blended the sound of his early years with the sounds of house and disco and spitting out quality deep house, nu disco and tropical. He has played at many top venues across Europe including Paris and the infamous Berghain Cantine in Berlin. Much more to come from this guy on the production and DJing fronts, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.
Journey intros with a wonderfully warm chord sequence that is joined by a subtle bass creating a deep house groove that gets right under your skin. A very cool bright drum section keeps the rhythm moving at a smooth tempo giving you plenty of time to get your groove on. This one really is a journey, a journey that keeps you locked on for the duration with its infectious hooks and deep grooving basses. Excellent stuff that you will not want to miss.
Sweet Avenue sets off with a pretty upbeat bass alongside a sharp hat as shuffling percussions fade in delivering the rhythm. Punchy kick drum soon follow and are joined by some very cool keys that throw in a sublime take on the deep groove. Beautifully executed house chords fill the sound with a contemporary sound that will most definitely get the floors moving. Cool instrument riffs add wonderful textures to the track and will make this one appeal to many house jocks no doubt, a must have track.
Stay Away From The Fake is true deep house groover from start to finish. You’ll find yourself wrapped up in its warm basses and out of this world FX. A tight drum section leads the way giving you the chance to get those feet shuffling to the floors while excellent synth keys weave through the sound. The track eases along with its smooth pace and sultry sounds while an ultra cool spoken vocal is introduced giving the sound a fantastic urban characteristic filled with wonderful textures. Top notch grooves not to be missed