Spanish DJ and producer Josu Freire marks his Piston Recordings debut with the fantastic two track Fresh EP. Since 2013 Josu has been dishing out quality cuts at every turn, his music has reached far and wide on several labels and his sound is very much respected by his peers. We’re delighted to have him on board here and hope to see more soon.
The aptly titled Fresh is up first delivering a… well, a very fresh groove. Big chunky kicks are offset with bright crispy hi hats that will definitely gravitate the crowds to the floors. A superb deep probing bassline weaves through the track effortlessly creating a groovy vibe. Cool vocals litter the sound in both diva and urban styles giving the track a lot of character while subtle synths work makes an appearance and having a huge impact. A top notch slice that will not disappoint.
Possible intros with some nice pumping kick drums with super crispy hi hats filling in the offbeat. The tech house vibes flow freely on this one and will no doubt translate well on the floors. A deep warming bassline gets the booty’s shaking as a classic vocal that fits the sound beautifully fades through. The short breaks throw in some cool synth chords that keep the tech vibe flowing nicely. Brilliant stuff and a must have track for sure.
Tuneon is back at Piston with his third cut, the fantastic two tracker Erosion. His last outing gave us the superb Compressed Summer which drew a lot of attention and no doubt this one will follow suit.
Erosion gets us into a deep house mood right from the get go as a chunky kick drum and shuffling percussion arrangement is joined by a soft arpeggio and a deep probing bassline. The beats and bass deliver a nice groovy feeling that will definitely get feet to the floors.
Multiple arpeggios blend effortlessly into a seemingly chaotic affray, yet they come out the other end with a wonderfully rich coherent sequence. Beautifully crafted and not to be missed.
Message is a pacey deep house groover that intros with a nice punchy kick drum. Percussions start to form up and transform into a solid rhythmic flow as a plucky bassline starts its journey through the low end. Various synth elements combine perfectly amidst a sweeping pad creating intricate patterns that have a definite raw edge. The synths continue to morph and filter to deliver a trippy experience and one that will grab a lot of attention no doubt.
Italian DJ and producer Christian Bove debuts on Piston with a funked up tech house groover entitled Back To Back EP. Growing up in Milan, Christian became interested in music at age 14 and, with help and support from family and friends he started to play out at various parties. At 16 he got his first big gig at Bolgia’s back room where he came face to face with top jocks from around the world. In 2014/2015 he started to play in the main room starting off the proceedings for some major nights. A superb up and comer in the world of producing, this guy is definitely one to watch.
Back To Back kicks off with a carnival-esque groovy bassline that sits perfectly amidst shuffling percussions. Bright crispy hats and rolling snares generate a solid rhythmic flow which is led by a chunky kick drum. Cool vocals come through in various forms adding a superb club vibe while that bassline dominates. A floorfiller for sure, this one is a must have in your tech arsenal.
City takes us on a fantastic tech fuelled ride complete with solid beats and deep rolling basses. The tight drum arrangement comprises punchy kick drums and sharp snappy snares alongside shuffling hats that deliver a smooth rhythm. An array of vocals litter the sound giving off a raw, authentic vibe, but it’s the prominence of the bassline that drives this one. An absolute stomper perfect for later sessions.
Gangster intros with a nice well rounded warm kick drum that is followed by sharp crispy hi hats and claps. Cool spiralling FX sit in the background as very cool funky riffs bring the musical elements to life. Again we see brilliant use of various vocals that gives the track lots of character. A deep meandering bassline sits calmly on the low end as the higher frequencies take control. A top notch cut that is a definite must have.