We welcome G Spice to Piston Recordings with his debut cut titled Higher Ground EP. An intense relationship with sound and a drive to share energy through music was the reason G Spice got into DJing. He started spinning in the early 90’s performing at raves, festivals and clubs around Greece, influenced by the acid house revolution. The years that followed found him maintaining a residency at D.N.A and Groove box club as well as performing with international jocks like Alex Neri, Antoine Clamaran, Quiver and Matthias Heilbronn. Entering the new millennium, G spice releasing tracks on labels like Large, King St, Sanity, Dutchie and Deep Class records, getting big support from the likes of Carl Cox, Tedd Patterson and DJ Spen. Nowadays he divides his time between studio work and gigs including places like Miami, Shanghai, Stockholm, Los Angeles ,Prague and Barcelona as well as running his label Fly In A Jam Records.
Taking house music to cosmic levels, Higher Ground is a beautifully constructed slice that will creep deep into your soul, moving your body in tandem with the infectious groove. A tight drum section leads the way as swirling pads and FX layer up. On the low end the bassline meanders through the sound, creating a smooth, warm groove. The attention to detail is sublime, subtle sounds stack up against more rigid tones delivering a truly dynamic slice which makes this one a definite must have.
Reflex carries a real nice, upbeat party vibe that will translate easily to the floors. Superb dancey beats made up of chunky kick drums and shuffling hi hats will get us on the move for sure. Cool FX sweep through as equally cool melodic notes fade in. A smooth and groovy bassline creates depth and soul as high strings and harmonic keys take us higher. Top notch stuff to keep the party flowing, not to be missed.
Porto based artist Chech debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb two track EP titled A New Day Dawns. Chech was born from a passion for Deep House and Tech House sounds of the. He has been influenced by elegant sounds of the past giving him the energy to make his own music. His music has been released on the likes of Malicious Smile and Sk Supreme as well as his own label 3Desires. His work has been championed by international artists such as Joris Voorn, Roger Sanchez, Cristian Varela, Markantonio, Stacey Pullen, Stefano Noferini and Elio Riso among others. Great to have him on board.
A New Day Dawns offers a sublime deep house groove right from the off as punchy kick drums line up alongside bright crispy hi hats and a deep, warming bass tone. The arrangement is tight and effective, drawing you to the floor with its infectious groove. Hypnotic and mesmerizing, the subtleties of the sounds deliver a solid impact making this an absolute must have in your arsenal.
Have Faith intros with a very nice 808 style drum with rhythmic percussions joining in. A sharp chord stab garners intrigue as soft and warm pads fade in. An almost tribal atmosphere comes off the sharp percussions creating a dynamic groove. The groove captivates as we’re taken deeper and deeper leaving us wanting more. A solid cut that will not disappoint.
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