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Jun201818

Up and coming artist Luis Ormeño returns to Piston for his third outing in the form of H.I.G.H. and this time he enlists the talents of fellow Peruvian NG. His last offering here was back in March 2018 with Rhythm Paradise EP which featured studio partner DJ Galvanni and, was very well received indeed. Luis is looking to carve out his own niche within music and he continues to study music business, production and composition in Peru. NG has released several tracks over the years and while not much is known about the artist, we do know that talent real and impressive.

First up we have the smooth deep lounge grooves of H.I.G.H. featuring the sultry vocals of NG. The intro boasts a warm piano which slowly gathers pace to form a smooth rhythm accompanied by subtle percussions. Chunky kicks come through alongside the superb vocal which offers an intriguing narrative. The track shows an occasional uplifting moment before that super deep sub level bassline drops, keeping the groove firmly in the depths of house. A very attention-grabbing track with lots of very cool sounds to get down to, not to be missed.

Sex (As Good As) opens with a real nice kick and soft hi hat combi while a mesmerizing pad fills out the background. A funky ass bassline comes in giving the track its distinct character. Warming chords fade up before a sharp break reveals a very cool vocal and then it’s straight into full on mode. The bassline really stands out beautifully here and accompanied by 70’s style wah wah guitar licks gives the track a lot of flavour. An awesome groovy track that will most definitely not disappoint.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/h-i-g-h/2309683

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Jun201818

Fresh off the back of his last Piston outing – Be There EP – Belgian DJ and producer Marius Acke is back with his third Piston release which is another sublime deep house offering in the form of the tracker Subocean EP. In the early 90’s Marius was inspired by the grooves of Chaka Khan, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Bobby Brown and Masters at Work. It wasn’t long before he started DJing and thinking about making his own beats. He has been producing deep house on the Wally’s Groove World label and his album Balance was nominated for the Zamu awards. He also works alongside Rubba J on their Deepwater project and he regularly spins at various clubs including Café d’Anvers, Café Capital, Bar Tabac where you can always expect a deep, warm, groovy and driving DJ set.

Reef Inspector intros with a nice and solid kick drum which is joined by stuttering hi hats and cool percussions. Classic style saw synths stab out a cool pattern alongside soulful vocals and a superb analogue style bassline. A very distinct clubby sound is on offer here and the track oozes a retro vibe that will definitely get the floors jumping. A must have no doubt.

Payenjo opens with a tight drum arrangement that sets up a real smooth rhythmic flow to the track. An acid style punchy bassline comes through, bringing a very nice Chicago groove to the track. Spoken vocals add character whiles mesmerizing pads fade up in the background. Subtle melodies cut through the much deeper bassy elements giving off strong contrasts and making the track diverse and appealing. Top notch grooves for the serious floors, not to be missed.

Electric Boogie sets out with a classic kick drum followed by a shuffling hi hat rhythm. Spacey filtered synths carve out a hypnotic pattern before the sub level, probing bassline takes control. Retro vocal shots add flavour and will definitely raise an eyebrow for the discerning listener. The midway point boasts huge synth stabs that really take us back to the glory days. A very nice cut with a very dancey groove that will not disappoint.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/subocean-ep/2309671

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Jun201811

Eat Dust remains a firm fixture here at Piston Recordings and we’re delighted to present the 12th release from him which is titled Circles EP. Portuguese DJ and producer Mario Silva has been churning out excellent material over the last number years on labels including Obscura Recordings, Plastik Galaxy, Monog Records and Dubtek Records to name just a few. On the DJ circuit Mario enjoys playing gigs all over Portugal, particularly in the underground scene. He is a constant presence at Ramboya parties and he is a member of the collective LIVE Lisbon. His tracks are championed by many jocks around the world which is a testament to his unique style. We just can’t get enough of this guy, always a pleasure to showcase his talents here.

Circles intros with a robust percussions arrangement before being joined by a super chunky kick drum. The percussions offer up a tight rhythmic flow which is complimented by some very nice keys and vocals. The bassline bounces along effortlessly creating a groovy mover that forces you to the floor. The break takes on a more surreal persona thanks to enhanced vocals and some excellent FX work before we head straight back to full on mode. A definite must have for the pumping floors.

Loco opens with a beefy kick and bright hi hat sequence as various percussions join in to stoke up the rhythm. After a short break the bassline drops, bringing a deep, low end drone to the groove along with some very cool vocals which are spread out and laden with cool FX. The drum track plays a huge role in the groove and is more than enough to keep the booty’s shakin’ long into the night. On the deeper side of tech house, not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/circles-ep/2294055

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