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Jan201829

DJ Entwan & Dan Corco return to Piston with the fantastic O.D.C. EP which comes hot on the heels of their well received debut – Lala La EP. Antoine is well known for his night time transformations where he brings his brand of electronic music to the discerning clubber. His influences range from Vincenzo D’amico, Max Chapman, George Privatti, Mirco Caruso and Mauro Venti among others. His tracks have been rocking floors for almost 8 years and he enjoys the support of a plethora of top jocks. Dan is influenced by new wave and the new beat sound along with strong links to the Detroit movement. He started to produce around the year 2000 and his first tracks were quickly signed to the prestigious Rotation Records run by Dave Angel (UK) as well as Scandium Records (France). Musically he is very open, he produces various styles and takes great pleasure in mixing genres and trying to innovate his sound. His solid productions have gained him more and more DJ gigs in France and beyond.

O.D.C delivers a powerful house music groove right from the off as chunky kick drums line up against a hypnotic bass tone and slicing hi hats. Rhythmic drums move your body as funky elements fade through. You will find yourself gravitated towards the floor as the groove intensifies thanks to classic guitar riffs and that funky ass bassline. A solid workout that is not to be missed.

Williamsburg sets off with a cool, rhythmic percussion arrangement before a poundingly thick kick drum takes control. Cool vocals and a dancey bassline give the track that perfect club appeal while various layers build creating a dynamic sound. Smooth, airy pads add wonderful textures on the break where an exciting climax takes us back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch and a must have track in your arsenal.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/o-d-c-ep/2201442

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Jan201829

Ivo C is back at Piston with another corker of an EP entitled Cosmic Waves. His last outing here – It’s Time EP, performed very well indeed and we’ve no doubt this follow up will be just as infectious. Ivo has been releasing quality content since 2013 and his work has appeared on the likes of Deepmentality Records, Club Rayo Disquets, Kermesse Music, Votan Records and more. He puts in a lot of time DJing at various events around his hometown and beyond and his sets are renowned for pumping the crowd with energy and dynamic mixing.

Cosmic Waves comes to life with a punchy kick drum a stuttering hat combi while space like FX flow through the sound. A superb dancey bassline comes through alongside rhythmic percussions, the perfect combination to get asses on the floors shakin. Warm chords fade up adding mystique to the groove and creating an infectious atmosphere. A top notch slice that will be a welcome addition in any set.

Unknown Planet takes us deep into tech house right from the off. Pumping kicks and slicing hi hats lead the way as a deep rooted bassline digs into your soul. A layered bass fades in alongside shuffling percussions, generating a mesmeric rhythm while mysterious pads fill out the background. Subtle synth plucks add intrigue, loosening up the deeper flow but keeping us firmly locked in the groove. Fantastic stuff that is not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/cosmic-waves-ep/2201447

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Jan201822

Ritz returns to Piston with another slice of solid house grooves in the form of the three tracker About Us EP. This cut follows his last outing – 1976 EP – which gained great support across the board. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.

First up we have About You which already saw a release on our 10 Years Of Piston towards the end of 2017. A captivating track thanks to the interesting narrative against the backdrop of a mesmerizing house groove. Tight drums deliver a solid rhythm as soft, deep chord pads fill the sound alongside cool FX and dreamy melodic flutters. A real nice, smooth groover that will not disappoint.

Home intros with cool long release chords which are soon joined by a pumping 909 kick and wide open hi hats for that classic feel. A deep and groovy bassline joins in giving the track its dance appeal as those chords continue to mesmerize. The bassline is layered up to deliver a beautifully arranged pattern that carries a solid groove making this an absolute must for the floors.

Monkeys delivers a sublime, hypnotic slice of house music thanks to a superbly crafted arrangement made up of tight beats and hypnotizing pads. Rhythmic percussions keep us moving as a deep, subtle bass shores up the low end. The pads hook you in before dissipating to reveal a myriad of melodic keys that take us deep into the groove. A late night groover that is not to be missed.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/about-us-ep/2187047

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