Detroit legend Rick Wade joins the Piston stable with a stunning deep house release. Rick aka Big Daddy Rick and Dr. Low-Tech has literally released hundreds of tracks throughout his career on almost 50 different labels since the mid 1990’s. He is also owner of Harmonie Park Records which specialises in deep house and has been running this label since 1993. Born just outside Chicago’s South Side he started spinning in the mid 80’s in the same club where Jeff Mills was cutting his teeth. From there he went on to run his own show on WCBN and gained a name for himself on the circuit to this day.
Kicking us off is the title track “Night Flyer”, a super cool and sophisticated slice of deep house, nice steady rhythm with the arrangement backed up with little funky guitar licks. The deep vibe is generated from the wonderful synths that lock you into the sound beautifully.
“Berlin Days is a slightly more hard edged sound with a harsh, infectious bassline over some well crafted drum patterns. There is also a slight shuffle here that adds character to the sound with a high pitched string giving a contrasting vibe.
“The Well” is a true representation of the quite unique style in which Rick delivers us his sound. We have the deep house vibe on the organ, bass and drums, but there is a whole 1960’s type thriller movie sound in here also which works so well. The background flute and strings coupled with the spoken word is something very different from the norm but something that will keep any floor on the move.
Support from Chris Fortier, Chuck Flask, Detroit Swindle, Dj Sneak, Hermanez, Laurent Garnier, Lee Curtiss, Louis Osbourne, Maceo Plex, Mirco Violi, Olderic, Piek, Rompante, Severino Panzetta ,Shades Of Gray, Shur I Khan, Slam, etc.
Detroit Swindle (Freerange Records, Exploited, Off Recordings, Dirt Crew Recordings) played GarcyNoise featuring Bizzarre DJ – Pussycats Howl (Metropolis Experience Remix) on their dj set at Mixmag’s DJ Lab.
Hailing from Portugal and now residing in Barcelona, Carlos “Fauvrelle” marks his Piston debut with a superb four track EP entitled “4 Piston’s”. No stranger to the electronic music scene, Carlos has a host of quality releases to his name on many labels including, Glam Records, Insert Coin, KULT, Nervous Records and lots more. He has graced the decks all over Portugal and around the world, playing in parties such as Zouk in Singapore, Pacha in NYC, Womb in Tokyo, Space in Miami, Rex in Paris and Circus in Montreal. His brilliant style of DJing allows him to fuse the old with the new and on his label In Flagrante Music he breaks down the genre defining barriers in order to avoid the dreaded pigeon-holing phenomenon.
First up we have “LSTU90” which is an awesome classic style house party tune with some deep funky elements. The tune intros with that unique New York house synth organ and progresses well with the drums and crisp percs giving a steady rhythm. Great vocals used here with a few old school samples thrown in that will have any crowd on their feet.
“All Night” gets deeper into the groove with a cool laid back house sound, smooth steady beats with some great synth keys providing a bit of funk and a super bass keeps this groove moving. The tune gets all Barry White with a deep deep vocal popping up throughout and this adds a real cool flavour.
“Blues Train” shows us where Carlos’ style is going, he is able to give out an electro type vibe with all the elements of modern deep house groove. Familiar percs stand out well here but the big hitter on this tune is for sure the synth work, an infectious hook drives on and on with the added vocal snippets coming through, big big sound destined for a load of playlists.
Finally we have “Keep Doing It”, just simply a pure solid, driving deep house groove. Real sharp hats and a nice thump on the kick marry well with very simple yet highly effective keys. What a joy to listen to, this will grab anyone and hold them on the floors against their will!
Rick Wade – Blues Train is Real Right! 10/10
Patrick Zigon – great moody stuff! 8/10
UGLH – Nice EP, thanks 7/10
Shades Of Gray – All night! BOMB… love it. Blues Train also amazing 9/10
Inkfish – Pure house true to its form. Keep doing it is my favourite, although all the tracks are strong and very crisply produced. 8/10
Noah Pred – Classic Piston-style deep house. Thanks. 7/10
Olderic – great deep ep! 9/10
Hermanez – nice deep tracks, tnx 8/10
Figueroa – Amazing EP, love the full pack. Full support. 10/10
Severino Panzetta – All tracks are groovy .. Last one is sweet 8/10
Mi Ke – HOT EP!!!! Love all of them! 9/10
Slam – cool trax – will road test thanx guys 7/10
HNQO – Will test ALL NIGHT – thanks for the pack 7/10
Nils Nurnberg – Al Night is cool. THX 7/10
Chuck Flask – nice cuts! 8/10
KISK – Cool vibes, full support 7/10
Sasch BBC – good tracks here! thank you 7/10
Ka§par – Very well produced, sounds great. Thick no nonsense house that anyone can relate to, hard to pick a fave, but “Blues Train” is my choice after a first listen 8/10
Ken Fan – As always a great release 9/10