Russian DJ and producer Valeria Croft is back at Piston with a fine slab of deep house goodness. “Singular/Plural” is her follow up to the collaboration with Lights Electronika which gained support from all quarters.
“Singular” gets us into gear with a smooth grooving deep house vibe. The intro boasts a nice chunky kick with a cool housey synth and percussions build up gently to form a funky rhythm. The bass is minimal here which gives the track a lot of character with vocal samples adding contrast. Very cool track and expertly crafted, great stuff.
“Plural” goes a little deeper and grittier with a much more organic sound. Heavy kicks and crisp hats are the base for a strong and steady rhythmic groove. The bassline takes centre stage as it bounces along with stunning chords providing that house feeling. Again we see vocals applied to the sound beautifully and high pitched strings give a new insight to the track. Top stuff here and a sure fire hit for those deeper sets.
Brett Johnson: Plural is thick on vibe!!!!! Bass is hot! 7/10
Michel De Hey: Like the deepness of Singular 5/10
Sasch BBC: nice one! thank you 8/10
Mihai Popoviciu: both tracks are nice! 8/10
Piek: Nice to see Valeria back on Piston. Delicious EP. 8/10
UGLH: Really nice tracks. Thanks 8/10
Jorge Savoretti: plural is awesome! love this label 8/10
Severino Panzetta: pretty nice and deep 7/10
Slam: nice tunes – will try out thanks guys 7/10
Rompante: thank you Piston! 6/10
Rogerio Martins is behind the decks in our show this week!
1º Kid Culture – Chord Chaser (Original Mix)
2º Spike O’ Connell – Everything I Need (Original Mix)
3º Dale Howard – Feelin (Original Mix)
4º G Rush – Grooved Down (Original Mix)
5º Medlar – Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Mix)
6º Pierre Santino – Make My House (Original Mix)
7º Sisio – New Life (Original Mix)
8º S.K.A.M. – Hereafter (Original Mix)
9º Stefano Esposito – Frog Pond (Original Mix)
10º Cur.L – Pico Malea (Life Less Ordinary Remix)
11º Washerman – Sneaker Girlz (Original Mix)
12º Claude VonStroke – The Clapping Track (Original Mix)
13º Kenny Keys – Push (Original Mix)
Released earlier this year, here is the official video for Piek featuring Bjerk Peterson – Nasty (Original Mix)
Cast: Alyona Svintsitska, Deidi Lucas
Director: Paulo Hernandez
Art & Costumes Director: Jessica Mendonça Bastos
Photography and Editing: Victor Ponce
Lighting Technician: Moises Díaz Daboin
Stills: Paulo Hernandez
Shot in Madrid, Spain.