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Piston Recordings’ 500th release comes from the man who started it all off back in 2007, label boss Rogerio Martins. This release is a huge milestone for a humble label which has made a respectable mark on the underground house music scene for over a decade. When he’s not sifting through demos, signing quality artists and DJing at exclusive events, Rogerio loves nothing more than to get in the studio and produce the music he adores. Over the last number of years, he has contributed quality cuts to the label which stand amongst some of the world’s best producers. Piston releases regularly feature prominently in sets and are also at home on the top of charts and front-page features of popular download portals. So much more to come from Rogerio and Piston, here’s to another 500.

Oh Baby is a smooth, grooving slice of deep house that draws you in with its infectious charm. A solid, tight drum section ensures a steady rhythmic flow as subby bass notes are stacked against a more prominent, analogue style bass pluck. Swaying pads bring that deep flavour to the groove and gives off a laid back kinda vibe. The main break keeps the flow moving as cool vocals come in for added spice. A superb effort yet again, a must have no doubt.

Bona Fide intros with a lush vibe made up of punchy kicks and mesmerizing bass tones. Subtle percussions add rhythm and get the booty shakin’. Filtered notes fade up as a deep, murky bassline rumbles the low end. Beautifully arranged chords are joined by atmospheric pads and plinky notes that offer a richer contrast in sounds. Another fine slice indeed and one that will keep the party rocking for sure.

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Rafael Melhem – This Feeling EP is featured by Beatport in the Deep House genre page!

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Underground House Music DJ and producer Rafael Melhelm debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic four track EP titled This Feeling. Hailing from Brazil, Rafael also goes by The Soul Architect, and it is under this project where the bulk of his work was created since 2011 on a plethora of labels. In 2018 he started to release under his own name, gaining a lot of support with several releases to date. Rafael hosts his The Underground Sessions on ugsradio every month and his solid mixing style gets plenty of listens. Great to have him on board.

This Feeling gets moving with an upbeat vibe filled with classic undertones thanks to bright piano chords and a smooth bouncing bassline. Shuffling hi hats and solid, punchy kick drums drive the groove with a cool rhythm as striking synths deliver the hook. A rich blend of groovy keys add to the dynamic nature of the track making this an absolute must have for the more energetic parties.

Another Day is a wonderfully constructed deep house joint that will have you swaying to its funky groove for the duration. Led by a tight drum arrangement, the groove is beautifully balanced with the bassline dishing out a classy plucked rhythm alongside vibrant, upbeat chords and high note keys. A refreshing Summer slice that will not disappoint.

In A Quiet Place intros with a pacey kick drum and rhythmic hi hat combo. Serene pads fade in, creating a dreamy atmosphere before deep, plucky bass notes get the groove moving. Cool piano chords are joined stabby synth hits resulting in a smooth melodic flow. A nice balanced groove with a late-night vibe, not to be missed.

Coco opens with a soft pad and cascading arpeggio. Rich piano chords come through with a nice vibrato aftertouch and these are joined by groovy synth riffs for that ultra-funky vibe. The beats are on point, smooth and steady, enough to get the booty shakin’. The atmosphere delights in a laidback way, but with an opportunity to strut your stuff. Top-notch stuff for the late-night session.

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