The prolific Marco Madia is back at Piston Recordings with the superb three track Rime Ice EP. This one follows his last effort for us, Acqua EP, from the end of 2018 and also marks his 14th Piston cut on top of several compilation appearances. Marco was born in Milan (IT) and spent the greater part of his teen years playing in the local underground scene and making music. In 2006 he moved to Berlin, where he got a degree in audio engineering and started working as a sound designer. The work with sound design has had a great impact on Marco’s music making and he frequently mergers the two. Apart from the music, some of which has been released under the name Flip Morton, and sound design, Marco has also done a lot of work on film soundtracks, exhibitions and performances.
Rime Ice intros with a distinct classic vibe that builds into a solid, full on deep house monster. Chunky kick drums and crispy sharp hats and claps combine to deliver a cool dancey vibe while dark and moody synth chords fill out the groove. Soft, musical tones rise out of the murky bass tones delivering a striking contrast that captivates the mind. An excellent slice that is a must have no doubt.
Clear Ice is a truly hypnotic ride into deep house territory. In relentless fashion, the track delivers the goods in a beautifully constructed slice. Punchy kick drums are joined crispy hats and subtle percussions. On the low end we find a deep, warm, rumbling bassline that powers the groove effortlessly. Upfront, the hypnotizing is done by smooth, deep, lush chords that just seem to go on forever. The perfect groove to keep the crowd locked in, this one will not disappoint.
Jumble Ice goes deeper still, much deeper. Dark atmospherics made up of scratchy percussions, melancholic tones and surreal FX fill the void. Smooth mid-tempo drums get the feet tapping while a beautiful deep bassline looks after the groove perfectly. The tracks layers up nicely creating a surreal experience complete with soft chords that do not let up. A most welcome addition on the late-night floors.
Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/rime-ice-ep/2551906
Italian DJ and producer LENny debuts on Piston Recordings with the delicious two track Tony Brexler EP. LENny is known as a major musical influence around the Adriatic Coast which is a testament to his unique style. He was captured by the musical bug from a young age and over the years he has gained valuable knowledge from other cultures. He has travelled the world, listening and taking in the vibe which he translates to his DJ sets. As a producer he delves deep into the underground sound of New York and beyond, bringing his own unique flavour into the mix. Great to have him on board and we hope to hear more soon.
First up we have the Chords Night Mix of the title track Tony Brexler. The track relishes in deep house delight as chunky beats and sharp claps generate a smooth rhythmic flow with a little help from scattered percussions. Mesmerizing, elongated stabs are joined by plucky bass notes and shorter stabby chords creating a solid groovy mover. Cool vocals sweep through the track adding character as the dancey rhythm continues to take hold. A top-notch slice that will not disappoint.
Poker Night is a real solid deep house mover with a tight beat and a raucous low-end. Punchy kick drums are joined by shuffling hats and sporadic percussions. A deep rumbling bassline dominates as striking synth hits cut through the murk. Muffled vocals fade up bringing a true New York vibe to the sound. The break throws up an array of synths, carefully crafted into a rhythmic sequence that becomes infectious. An excellent cut filled with superb sounds that will be a welcome addition in your crate, no doubt.
Luis Bravo debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb Refugio EP. We usually see Luis over on Monog Records and he has also appeared on Bonzai Progressive as well as a host of other top labels over the years. We know a lot of things about Luis but one thing always stands out, his creativity and passion for his music. Born in the Azores, he gained his love of music from an early age, focusing on electronic sounds. His music comes from the soul and throughout the years he’s gained a solid reputation among his peers and fans with support coming in from all quarters. We’re delighted to have him on board.
The Original Mix of Refugio intros with a sublime, warm, deep groove that instantly captures the imagination. A chunky beat is joined by rich chords that ebb and flow with a dominance on the groove. Shuffling percussions add a smooth rhythmic flow as a plucky bass layer fades in. Subtleties in the sound create a dynamic vibe that will rock any late-night dancefloor, a must have no doubt.
On remix duties we have a well-established artist, Jose Vizcaino, who marks his Piston debut with a solid remix on Refugio. He boasts an impressive back catalogue spanning several years on a raft of quality labels and it’s a pleasure to have him at the label and we hope to hear more in the future. Here, Jose delivers the goods in style with a solid deep house joint to keep the vibe flowing nicely. The track is driven by a tight drum section creating a steady, dancey rhythm. Cascading melodic notes captivate, luring us into the surreal ambience. Deep, probing basses shore up the low end as sweeter notes shine through. A thought-provoking slice that will not disappoint.
Luis is joined by Turin based DJ and producer Francesco Nikolai on the EP’s second track titled Onda. Francesco loves to bring an infectious style to his sets which translates to his music. He has a background as a drummer and in 2018 he released his first EP titled Pierdut In Nori which gained great support from a raft of top artists and DJ’s. His sole aim is to awaken his listeners so they can express themselves through his music. Great to have him here along with his colleagues. Onda intros with a pacey, punchy kick drum alongside a rising, pulsing pad and crispy hi hat sequence. We’re immediately intrigued by what’s on offer. The track takes on a darker vibe with a dynamic sound filled with those airy pads, analogue bass plucks and spoken vocal. Deeper basses fill out the sound beautifully and brighter, hypnotic notes add contrast making this an absolute must have for the peak time slot.
Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/refugio-ep/2546239