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MEEELS – COMFORT ZONE EP
Feb 2016 08

South Florida based Emilio Arango aka Meeels debuts on Piston with the superb Comfort Zone which also comes backed with a great remix from Limyth. Meeels has delivered a few quality cuts in the short time he’s been releasing music. He’s shown up on labels like Bedroomrecords09, Stell Recordings, Deepmentality and Fourpoint. He is quickly building a firm base with support coming in from all quarters. Great to have him on board and we look forward to more in the future.

The Original Mix of Comfort Zone intros with a nice punchy kick and is soon joined by crispy hats and shuffling percussions that gets the rhythms flowing. In the background we have a swirling, deep pad that slowly rises up alongside cool indie vocals that are licked with some superb FX. The bassline meanders through and adds a warm depth to the sound as the deep house grooves surge forward. Powerful stuff here that will definitely keep those late night sessions rocking.

Limyth aka Martin Vejvoda returns to Piston on remix duty and we’re delighted to have this guy back once more. He made his debut release with Piston back in 2013 with his Reminiscence EP which proved quite popular among many. Since then he has appeared on various labels including Dutchie Music and HiFi Stories. The remix intros with a nice clubby vibe complete with punchy kicks and sharp hats alongside a building percussion arrangement. Cool stabs come through as the vocal peeks out giving us a taste of what’s to come. As those chords gather momentum we are gifted with a wonderfully warm, lush bass note that caresses the whole sound and takes control of the deep groove. A proper deep Chicago vibe ensues that locks us in for the duration, top notch stuff.

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NICETEED & FACTALONE – THE ACID LINE EP
Feb 2016 01

Italian DJ and producer duo Niceteed & FactAlone debut on Piston with the fantastic two track EP entitled The Acid Line. Both guys have come a long way in a relatively short space of time, they have released a wealth of music across many labels already in their young years with quality always shining through. Niceteed aka Biagio got into music from an early age and at just 11 years he was learning the ins and outs of DJing, finding his style and perfecting techniques. In 2011 he started his own label, Chapeau Music where he is always searching for new and unheard sounds. He is influenced by all kinds of music with no genre left untapped. FactAlone aka Antony Sala also got into music at a young age, he was heavily influenced by 90’s sounds and quickly got hooked into DJing. Having played many gigs around Italy he looked into producing in 2012 and established himself firmly on the scene with quality cuts on various labels. Antony is also inspired by multiple genres and he likes to mix things up both on the decks and in the studio. Great to have this exciting duo on board at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.

The Acid Line gets moving with a superb kickdrum that pounds out a solid punch and is helped along by a deep throbbing bassline and some crispy sharp hats and retro electro percussions. In the background a tantalising acid line starts to fade up and instantly we are thrust back into that nostalgic world at the birth of a phenomenon in dance music. A real solid slice of pumping house music with a pristine acid lick that will appeal to veterans and newcomers alike. A must have record for sure.

Check My House intros with a cool musical stab that leaves behind a crispy shuffling hat and a sharp clap alongside a muted kick that transforms into a thumping monster kickdrum. A cool pad lurks in the background and builds an air of tension as we wait for that kick to get its punch on. A deep throbbing bassline drives the groove and sits beautifully in the world of drums around it. The break offers a short respite as smooth pads and keys come through before we climax back into the main groove for the duration. A wonderful slice here that is sure to keep the floors rocking.

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ORAA – TIME OUT FOR LOVE
Jan 2016 25

Spanish DJ and producer Jurgi Oraa Diaz aka Oraa returns to Piston with the superb two tracker entitled Time Out For Love. His last outing came back in December 2015 with a collaboration on Fear Like Me alongside Ekai which gained great support across the board. Lots going on with this guy in 2016 and we look forward to more in the year ahead.

Time Out For Love serves up a real tasty slice of deep house goodness right from the off as chunky kicks are met with a crispy hat and some ultra cool vocals. The big hitter has to be that retro themed chord stab that resonates throughout the track and settles perfectly above the deep probing bassline that drives the groove. A definite must have track that will get the floors moving no doubt.

Countless intros with a punchy kick and sharp hat combi in a classic set up that will hit the floors with a bounce. A deep probing bassline starts to lurk about on the low end and is joined by cool vocal snippets and a high string. The layers build nicely and the groove is boosted by those fantastic vocals that burst through. Smooth deep house chords add a warm glow to the track on the break before we get slammed right back into full on mode for the duration. Superb stuff that is definitely not to be missed.

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