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Dec201711

Monotronik are Portuguese DJ and producer duo Freddy Lourenzo and D’Joseph Alves and they return to Piston Recordings with the impressive three track slice Do To Me EP. Their last outing here – Subculture – was very well received indeed having landed on many charts and playlists. The pair DJ regularly all over the place and are known for their tight, groovy sets. They’ve put out several top quality cuts recently on Underground Source Records and Sync Forward, moving between tech house and deep house. Great to see them back once more.

Do To Me intros with a solid, punchy kick drum and a shuffling percussion arrangement. A series of ultra cool retro themed vocal one shots deliver a funky vibe to the track while a chunky bassline rattles the low end beautifully. More classic vocals come through and we find ourselves thoroughly locked on as memories come flooding back. The ultimate track to get the party rocking, a must have.

Bad Company is an absolute stomper of a track thanks to a pumping kick drum and bright crispy hi hat combi that is joined by a pulsing, reverberating bassline. The big hitter here though are the rave style stabs and the classic vocals, a bit of nostalgia is always a good thing. Get this one in your playlist, your crowd is gonna love it.

Scorpio intros with a muted kick and crispy hi hat before the kick drum gets an added thump to create a pounding beat. Cool percussions form up as the rhythm gets moving alongside a very cool vocal. A deep resonating bass dominates that will definitely give the bassbins a bit of work to do while on the break we find subtle, warm keys that add a bit of flavour to the groove. A stomping tech house joint that is not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/do-to-me-ep/2157966

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Dec201711

Russian DJ and producer Tuneon aka Mikh Solvis returns to Piston Recordings with the impressive two tracker entitled We Don’t Learn EP. Tuneon’s music is based on many influences from 90’s style old school Chicago house and disco vibes to hypnotic tech grooves with a common goal, to rock the dancefloors. Always a pleasure to have him here at Piston.

We Don’t Learn intros with a nice flurry of percussions led along by a pumping kick drum. The rhythm gets flowing nicely as a sultry vocal comes through adding character to the sound. Warm modulating chords mesmerize while a deep rooted bassline locks down the groove to a superb deep house workout. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

Smootha sets off with a surreal sequence made up of muted kicks and pulsing basses. Distant chord pads lurk in the background before the kick drum get beefed up with a bit of thump. Those background pads makes their way up front bringing a raw organic flavour to the sound. Tight drums and intricate percussion patterns make for interesting rhythms while cool voices litter the groove. Definitely a late night session slice.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/we-dont-learn-ep/2157915

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Dec201705

Luis Ormeño joins forces with Jaair for their debut on Piston Recordings with the deliciously smooth Everybody Loves The Sunshine EP. 18 year old Luis is studying Music business, production and musical composition at Music College Peru and we think you’ll agree that he has certainly got an amazing talent that will definitely turn a few heads.

Luis brings Jaair on board for Everybody Loves The Sunshine which is a super smooth and creamy deep house joint that will get the floors warmed up nicely. A steady mid-tempo beat leads the way as dreamy notes lift the spirits. A warming guitar strum melts into the sound beautifully creating sweet melodies with a little help from the smooth keys. On the low end a subtle bassline keeps the groove flowing making this a definite must have cut to get the party started.

Luis goes solo on So Good which intros with cool percussions and a one shot vocal hit before a nice chunky beat joins in alongside a lush bassline. The bassline delivers a real nice and sultry groove that flows effortlessly making you move. The percussions are beautifully arranged for maximum rhythmic impact working magically with the bassline. A top notch mid-tempo cut that will definitely get the booty’s shaking on the floor.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/everybody-loves-the-sunshine-ep/2150911

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