German born Gerardo Cinquegrana aka Tali Freaks debuts on Piston with the superb Measuring Tape. Gerardo resides in Italy where he produces most of his music. He studied piano for 4 years and rose to prominence on the club scene in Capri. He has enjoyed a number of releases on various labels under various guises, some of his guises include, Aspecto, Capri Delight, Gerardo, Highland Skies, J Hard and Tirrenia Vibe. In the past he has a few releases on Bonzai Progressive, Eyepatch Recordings and Bonzai Urban.
The Original Mix offers up a wonderfully rich and dynamic slice of deep house for our dancing pleasure. Warm chords and soft, mesmerizing vocals greet us on the intro alongside dubby percussions that lie in wait. The track bursts open with a hybrid big beat style breaks arrangement in a deep house groovy style. The beats settle us into the groove smoothly while various instruments dish out their respective riffs to deliver a funky element. A very nice slice indeed that is not to be missed.
The Holyflow Mix delivers a straight up 4 to the floor signature beat which brings the track to a more conventional audience. We still get treated to the same richness and dynamics of the original mix but with that satisfying straight beat to get us moving. The funky elements remain as evident in the groovy bassline and multi instruments on show. Top notch stuff that is ready to tear up the floors no doubt.
Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva aka Eat Dust remains a constant force here at Piston and his 13th release for us is yet another reason why we just love to have him around. While the number 13 may be unlucky for some, it certainly is not the case for us as his new slice titled Sandra EP will testify.
In true Eat Dust fashion we are treated to a rip-roaring tech infused joint in the form of Sandra. Right from the first few bars we’re locked in for the duration, the drum section alone keeps the body rocking thanks to its adjusted signature patterns. On the low end a deep throbbing bassline weaves through the groove effortlessly while cool club style vocals litter the sound. The break is a sublime sequence filled with layering synths and a tight snare roll that climaxes back into full-on mode. A definite dancefloor destroyer that is not to be missed.
Modulated Heart intros with a superb thumping kick drum and subtle percussion pattern before the hi hats, claps and cymbals break out alongside a playful analogue bassline to create a smooth rhythmic flow. Extra layers of drums beef up the groove, showcasing the sequencing and pattern building skills to the max. Cool spoken vocals are scattered throughout and add character to the sound. A fine slice of tech house that will not disappoint.
Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/sandra-ep/2357065
Our popular Ghettoblasters series continues with this 5th edition which features more mouth-wateringly beautiful tracks to get your party rocking like it should. 10 of the hottest Piston Recordings’ cuts make an appearance with tracks from the like of The Slum Vagabunds, Pedro Walter, Eat Dust, Hassio (COL), Gregore Konstantine, Niceteed, Sergio Bennett and Coopdown, Ivo C, Carlo Italy and Oliver Ware. These tracks come with a proven record of delivering seriously groovy vibes, so beef up your crate and enjoy the crowd reaction, you know it makes sense.