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Nov201720

Barletta, Italy based DJ and producer Michele Battaglia debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb tech house fuelled Getta EP. Michele’s passion for music became evident from a young age. He discovered a whole world of new sounds and DJ’s which inspired him and fed his desire in music. Tech House and techno are two genres he feels most comfortable in and since 2015 he has seen release on labels such as Sousa Label and Shaman Records. A rising talent with lots to offer, hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon but for now enjoy this solid cut.

Getta sets out with a massive pounding kick drum and rhythmic hi hat sequence. A deep rumbling bassline soon joins in and we find ourselves completely locked on to the dancey groove. Out of nowhere a super cool vocal burst through adding a club appeal to the sound. An intensity builds around the core of the track where those tight rhythms align with that superb bassline making this an absolute must for any serious tech jock.

Ritmo intros with stomping kick drum and sharp clap on top of a probing bassline and a very cool spoken vocal. Intricate patterns on the percussions deliver a solid rhythmic flow as that bassline dominates the low end, driving the track effortlessly. Short breaks reveal cool arpeggios before the raucous beats take over. A definite late night stomper that will not disappoint.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/getta-ep/2141817

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Nov201720

Klaus Benedek marks his Piston Recordings debut with the impressive Never Get Out EP. Klaus grew up in a small town near Vienna. His interest in electronic music began during the 90’s techno hype. He spent hours watching video clips on MTV and viva, gaining knowledge about electronic music. In 2004, he began teaching himself to produce. Gathering his inspiration wherever he could, he began collecting 12″ vinyl records the same year and 2 years later got his first DJ gigs. From 2008 till 2010 he was one of the resident DJ’s at the MNML Thursdays in the Camera Club. In 2012 he started, along with Alex Kolodziej, the event series Tellerbetrieb. Currently he finds most of his inspiration in Chicago House, Deep House, Disco and Breakbeat. After releases on labels like Petrol Dollar, Subversaal, Rekooda, Soul Shift Music, Clean and Dirty Recordings and Tanzbar, Klaus launched his own label ForTunea in 2014.

Never Get Out is a lush, groovy deep house mover filled with warm basses and cool vocal snippets. A solid kick drum and crispy hi hat lead the way before a superb womp womp bassline takes over, forcing you towards the floors. Soulful vibes are found thanks to the vocals while warm chords keep the fires burning. The arrangement is tight as various patterns combine to form a solid structure. A beautifully balanced, dancey groove that will not disappoint.

Real Time wastes no time in getting right down to business from the get go. Chunky kick drums are front and centre alongside a monster pumping bassline that will shudder the floors into submission. A deep droning bass adds intensity to the sound a brighter keys fade through. The synths become prominent on the break and are joined by a cool groovy vocal. Mesmeric and hypnotic, this one will definitely provide a welcome boost in any set.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/never-get-out-ep/2141875

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Nov201713

Simon Shaw debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic Let The Music Ride EP. Over the years electronic dance music has really grabbed his attention. He boasts a wide range of musical genres in his collection which led him to start experimenting with different styles of House music. He is a completely self-taught DJ, buying all the necessary gear with money saved up and, learning by bringing a new piece of musical technology home, plugging it in, and pushing all the buttons until something happened. He has always been inspired by the big names in the game and keeps pushing hard to achieve the goals he sets himself. His biggest goal is to ensure that the party go’er has an amazing night while playing in local bars and clubs in his home town and surrounding area. From here he went on to play venues like Pacha London as well as southern English venues like Mansion, Cliff Pavillion, Zinc and Sunrooms among others.

Let The Music Ride intros with a classic house set up complete with pumping kick drum and slicing hi hats. Rhythmic percussions form up alongside a slow moving bassline that fills out the low end perfectly. Cool vocals litter the sound adding character and keeping the house vibe alive. Raucous fills with rolling snares and FX add strong dynamics to the sound while on the break the vocals take centre stage before those snappy snares take us back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff.

Mr. Operator sets out with a nice punchy kick drum and accompanying percussions that set the rhythm off. Classic style bass synths get the asses shaking as warm chords come through. A dirtier more prominent bassline takes over that will definitely translate well on the floors. A well rounded and perfectly executed house music arrangement that will be a welcome addition in any set.

The Trip wastes no time in getting right up in your face with its raucous intro which boasts chunky kicks and noisy percussions alongside a funky loop that filter in slowly. A solid dancey bassline stands out beautifully in the track and will definitely be a big focus for many. The break unleashes that funky riff with a cool attack heavy arpeggio rising up alongside. The build up creates a frenzy before slamming back into those solid beats. An absolute must have that will get any party rocking hard.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/let-the-music-ride-ep/2137105

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