Daniel Ray returns to Piston with the brilliant Dirty Laugh. His last outing – Keeping On, via Eyepatch Recordings performed very well indeed and no doubt this one will be following suit.
Dirty Laugh intros with a real drumkit feel as nicely tuned kicks are joined by a snappy snare hit and crispy hi-hats. A warm, deep chord comes in to take control alongside a probing bass providing a deep groove to get down to. Various layered sounds begin to find their way including some excellent gritty synths raw plucked strings. On the break we get a dosing of organic sounds that contrast perfectly off each other as those plucked strings and that deep bass continue leading us back into full swing and those super tight drum patterns. A deep and thoughtful slice of house music that will keep you on the move into the small hours.
Blowing In The Wind offers up some excitingly cool drums that exude real world flavour. That punchy kick drum is complimented by a intricate hat and percussion arrangement which settles into a fine flowing rhythm. Big, brash bas notes dominate as warm piano keys ring out alongside excellent FX. A real hypnotic deep house cut here and a definite must have for those in need of some surreal moments on the floor.
Spanish DJ and producer duo Pandeo & Satour aka Diego Garcia Cruz and Satur Lastra join forces on Piston with the fantastic double A-side entitled Fresh/Kindel. Diego (Pandeo) started out as a DJ many years ago as this was always the best way he could express himself. His sound can be defined as quite diverse ranging from Funk to Hip Hop and Detroit to Chicago, but always with a house music feeling. He has released a raft of top notch tracks over the years on many labels including Recovery Tech, Not For Us Records, Recovery House, Crossworld Vintage and Sonido Local Recordings as well as his March 2015 release on Piston, Bring Us Back. Satur (Satour) is new to these shores but has a hefty back catalogue himself. His music career began as a DJ and he was heavily influenced by the rhythm and groove of Black music from the 70’s. In 2003 he got into producing and set up his own studio from where he would release his cuts on many labels including Logical Records, Freyja Records, Crossworld Vintage, Black Mamba Records, Dubhe Recordings, Disciple Of Groove, Eye Records and more.
The Original Mix of Pandeo’s Fresh sets off with an upbeat kick and hat vibe with an underlying shuffling hat that gets the rhythm flowing nicely. A classic 303 acid line fades in and kicks the groove into overdrive that will definitely get the floors filled. Cool house inspired vocals litter the sound as that acid line goes deep with an added bass touch, bringing a warmth to the sound. The break throws in some contrasting chords that keeps the track firmly rooted into tech house with a sprinkling of deep flavours. Top notch stuff you will not want to miss.
Satour offers up his remix of Fresh and intros the track with a nice punchy kick and rolling chord licks alongside cool vocals. Sharp claps cut through the pounding kicks and crispy hats come in to get the rhythm on the move. A real nice, warm bass walks along the groove at a steady pace as the chords layer up to deliver an intricate structure. Superb warbling keys fade in and take over the sound at the midway point bringing a real groovy feel to the track. Nice and smooth tech vibes that will be at home in any house set for sure.
Satour’s Original Mix of Kindel takes us on a sublime journey deep into smooth house grooves. Keeping the rhythm in check we get a tight drum arrangement filled with crispy hats, punchy snares and a cool pounding kick that reverberates beautifully. Lush chords are scattered all over the track and compliment a solid pulsating bass. The break unleashes a sequence full of rich pads and chords that pulse with the beat before snappy snare rolls slam us back into the main groove for the duration. An excellent deep and grooving slice that will be a valuable tool in any box.
Pandeo delivers his remix of Kindel and keeps the deep house vibe alive right from the off as swirling chords float across the sound and are joined by a super tight drum arrangement. A solid throbbing bass takes over as those upbeat drums move your feet while a classic vocal sample rings out. Cool retro style pianos kick in and really give the groove a bouncy vibe. Those swirling pads stay true to the deep grooves of the track and dominate on the break alongside that fantastic vocal and piano riffs. A definite dance floor destroyer here that you will not want to miss.
Debut appearance on Piston for young up and coming Argentinean DJ and producer Pablo Woof with the superb two tracker Fireworks.
Fireworks takes us on whirlwind ride into tech house which intros with a wonderful display of drums and percussions. Sharp crispy hats and cymbals, snappy snares and superb electro styled rolls are the order of the day. Keeping things in check and on point we have a lush bass that sits beautifully in the sound and commands the track throughout. Cool sounds litter the groove and on the break some very cool crowd effects comes into play before we get thrust back into full on mode. A tasty tech treat indeed, not to be missed.
In The Air sets off with a very cool drum led intro before a nice big chunky kick comes through and takes over. Super crispy hats join in and a solid rhythmic flow develops that locks you in for the duration. A deep, probing bassline comes into play and transforms the groove brilliantly into a proper dance floor mover. The break unleashes cool vocals that lend a helping hand in the build-up that crashes us back into full swing. Top notch stuff which will definitely turn a few heads.