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Apr201809

Niceteed returns to piston with the superb Unstoppable EP. This one marks his second outing here after his 2016 slice The Acid Line EP alongside FactAlone. Niceteed aka Biagio got into music from an early age and at just 11 years he was learning the ins and outs of DJing, finding his style and perfecting techniques. In 2011 he started his own label, Chapeau Music where he is always searching for new and unheard sounds. He is influenced by all kinds of music with no genre left untapped.

Unstoppable gets into full on house music mode right from the off thanks to punchy kicks, sharp percussions and a clubby vocal. Cool chord stabs add character before a rip roaring acid style bassline takes over, powering the groove for the duration. Throughout the groove the Rhodes keys get a workout, giving the track that quality house vibe. A definite must have for the peak time slot for sure.

In The City delivers a classic style intro featuring punchy kick drums, shuffling percussions and a cool vocal snippet, you know you’re in for a treat with this combination. A super deep, reverberating bassline takes over alongside funky chords as the vocal intensifies. The break mesmerizes as the infectious groove takes hold and then we head right back into full on mode. A damn fine slice of house that will not disappoint.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/unstoppable-ep/2247036

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Apr201803

Belgian DJ and producer Marius Acke is back with more deep house shenanigans in the form of his Be There EP. It follows his debut a while back with Tropical Island which was very well received indeed and, this time around you can expect more quality sounds. the early 90’s Marius was inspired by the grooves of Chaka Khan, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Bobby Brown and Masters at Work. It wasn’t long before he started DJing and thinking about making his own beats. He has been producing deep house on the Wally’s Groove World label and his album Balance was nominated for the Zamu awards. He also works alongside Rubba J on their Deepwater project and he regularly spins at various clubs including Café d’Anvers, Café Capital, Bar Tabac where you can always expect a deep, warm, groovy and driving DJ set.

We get going with the original mix of Be There which intros with a solid kick drum and rhythmic hi hat combi. Warm chord stabs join in creating a deep and lush groove which is enhanced by punchy bass plucks. The chords move beautifully, transforming the groove to cosmic levels while cool clubby vocals come through for the ultimate deep experience. A superbly constructed slice that will definitely keep the floors moving.

Maruis gives us his Supercalifragilistic Dub Mix of Be There and here he takes things to a much deeper level with a masterful display of groove construction. A tribal fuelled drum section leads the way as deep bass stabs mesmerize. The superb vocals stand out brilliantly giving the track a classic feel. Gated synth chords, swirling pads and a superb arrangement all make for the perfect floor fodder, not to be missed.

Peak Bash is a pacey deep house joint that will serve to keep feet stuck to the dancefloor with its upbeat performance. A tight drum section leads the way as spacey chords and synth hits combine. Deep basses shore up the low end, feeding the groove and ensuring maximum hip movement. Cool vocals come in adding character which blends nicely into the groove. A definite must have for the busy floors.

Bassflow intros with a nice full, chunky kick drum and crispy hi hat combi. A deep, lush dancing bassline gets the groove moving while sharp synth stabs come in. Distant vocals fade in as the bassline is injected with a dose of funk to shake things up a bit and at the same time funkier keys are introduced. Just as the title suggests this one has a smooth bass flow and is the perfect weapon to get people dancing, no doubt.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/be-there-ep/2242868

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Apr201803

Luis Ormeño teams up with DJ Galvanni to deliver the superb Rhythm Paradise EP. This one marks Luis’ second outing here after his debut alongside Jaair with Everybody Loves The Sunshine EP. Up and coming artist Luis is studying music business, production and musical composition at Music College, Peru and we’ve no doubt that this will only serve to enhance his already blossoming talents. Definitely one to watch for the future. DJ Galvanni debuts here and brings a wealth of experience to the table. He is known for his vintage DJing style and he has a solid passion for electronic music. Great to him and Luis on board at Piston.

First up Luis and Galvanni delight with the smooth house grooves of Still In The Rhythm – La Fiesta Mix. Chunky kick drums lead the way alongside bright rhythmic percussions while a meandering thick bassline gets the hips swaying. Hypnotic voices add depth to the groove and on the break these are joined by a warming, lush chord before noisy risers take us back to the main groove for the duration. A tight house joint that will keep the party rocking.

Luis goes solo on Paradise and once again he dishes out a super smooth, sublime slice of house music for our listening pleasure. Right from the off we’re trapped deep in the groove as punchy kicks and crispy hi hats lead the way alongside super sweet keys. A deep, probing bassline comes from the depths offering strong contrasts between the brighter melodic elements while delivering a pure house groove. The break conjures up an upbeat vibe as cool xylophone style melodies come in with intriguing vocal snippets also lurking. A rich and wonderful cut to dance away to or to just listen and enjoy.

Buy it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/rhythm-paradise-ep/2242838

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