Italian DJ and producer duo Riccardo Lippi and Marco Bottari make up Stranger Boys and they debut on Piston Recordings with the superb two tracker – Industry. Stranger Boys also known as Strangers Boys was brought to life in 2013 by Riccardo aka Ricky KK as a project to in electronic music, particularly tech house, minimal, deep house and techno. In the beginning he saw the project as a solo effort but with the idea of integrating new artists with similar interests. Towards the end of 2015 Marco Bottari joined and things started to get interesting for the pair. In 2016 they played for the first time together on Ibiza Radio before several releases came out on various labels. Lots more to come from these guys, well worth keeping an eye on.
Industry delivers a solid tech house fuelled groove from start to finish with a focus on a tribal themed drum section that will get feet to the floors for sure. The drums are tight and create a flowing rhythm thanks to a fantastic percussion arrangement. A discreet hypnotic pad lurks in the background while a groovy bassline rises up from the depths. Definitely one for the late night sessions here, not to be missed.
Rebel intros with a pumping kick drum and stuttering hi hat that give off a pacey vibe to the track. A deep rooted bass comes through setting the darker tone in the groove while those tight percussions keep the rhythm moving. Dark synths show up to take us well into the abyss of tech house with an almost industrial feel to the sound. A monster of a track that will be the perfect fodder in those edgier sets for sure.
Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/industry/1996277
Slovenian DJing duo Quicker Balance mark their Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two tracker Feel The Melody. This talented pair have a passion for music and are still experimenting with different styles and concepts. Theyíve always admired other artists, shown great respect for their music and the dedication their peers put into writing music. Their style is diverse to say the least, itís a mixture of raw beats, influenced by soul, jazz and funk. Listening to their music will put you in many places within your mind, we like to envisage a sun soaked terrace with a cool drink and a partying crowd. Great to have them on board and we hope to see more soon.
Feel The Melody fades into existence as the kicks rise to their maximum punch level alongside snappy claps and a super crispy hi hat. Warm chords grace the sound before a fantastic retro vocal phrase comes through which will most definitely pique the interest of veteran clubbers and new hedonists alike. A deep throbbing bassline shores up the low end as tight beats dish out a solid rhythmic groove and, all the while that hugely recognisable vocal shines through. This one is destined to destroy the floors, not to be missed.
Ghetto intros with a chunky kick drum and metallic offset hat combo alongside sharp claps and cool snare patterns, perfect ingredients to get the party started. Deep mind-bending chords fade through and deliver us into the realms of deep house grooves with ease. While we’re in the recesses of house we’re bombarded with a powerful sub bass that will give the bassbins a bit of work to do. The track breaks to reveal a mixture of vocals as those chords continue to lurk before a short build up gets us back into full on mode. Top notch stuff.
Argentinean DJ and producer duo Agustin Dutari and Mauro Mosciaro debut on Piston with the tech house fuelled three tracker Behind The Beat. These guys are two clear examples of how Argentinean dance culture is shifting and moving, especially towards the rhythms of house. In the studio they combine their skill sets to produce only the finest quality beats and grooves. Agustin utilises his DJ skills, which he has presented at top clubs including Pacha, Ibiza and in showcases for Ibiza Global Radio. He has also travelled the beautiful Balearic Islands playing at different beach clubs and bars such as Sands, Delano, White, Magic Boat Party and Veto Social Club. Mauro combines his career as a music producer with DJing. He runs his own studio and when he’s not laying down house laden beats he’s working with bands and solo artists as a sound engineer. Working together for the last couple of years they are able to hone in on each other’s ideas with some very nice results indeed. A rising force in the South American scene and beyond, this duo is well worth keeping an eye on.
Behind The Beat gets to work right from the get go and heads straight for the floors with a bouncy tech beat made up of tight drums and rhythmic percussions. A deep rumbling bassline gets the groove into full flow as some very cool vocals keep the club vibe moving. A definite must have track that will not disappoint.
Generate It intros with a solid, chunky kick drum and bright hi hat combi. Vibrant vocals burst through and give the track a distinct club flavour with a dance hall twist. The percussions keep the rhythm moving nicely and get a little help from a sub bass that weaves through every crevice of the track. The vocals intensify thanks to some nifty effects while the drum section continues to surprise. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
I Can’t Wait is up next and kicks off with a solid drum arrangement that heads straight to the floor. A fantastic, deep subby bassline fades in offering a minimal tech kinda vibe. Short sharp vocal shots come through and change the dynamic effortlessly as the track breaks to reveal a glitchy sequence that builds and thrusts us back into the solid groove. A simplistic sounding cut that packs a huge punch, this one will grab a lot of attention.