DJ and producer Marcelo De Almeida debuts on Piston Recordings with the superb Dub Motion EP which features three excellent cuts. Having spent his childhood in Canada listening to Hip Hop, he later moved to Portugal where he discovered a whole new world of music in the underground house music scene. After mastering the art mixing he turned his hand at music production and began to delve into deep and tech house. He is the label manager at Raw Level Records and over the years he has dished out a plethora of top notch grooves across several quality labels. We're delighted to have him here at Piston and we hope to see more in the future.
Dub Motion intros with a very nice thumping kick drum and shuffling hi hat combi which are soon joined by some nifty drum work on the percussions that provide a steady rhythmic flow. A spoken vocal comes in which sets the mood for the atmospherics to follow their trippy path. Surreal keys and swirling FX boost the hypnotic groove as a subtle bass keeps the low end moving nicely. Top notch stuff not to be missed.
The Powder sets out with just one thing in mind, to rock the joint, no doubt. Seriously pumping beats over a perfectly balanced percussion arrangement are the main ingredients here and they sure do make a tasty groove. The break features a cool narrative which is followed by distant chord pads that add a sublime characteristic to the groove. This one just ploughs on with the discerning clubber in mind, superb stuff.
My Deep Heart offers a warming deep house vibe which starts off with floating pads and chords over a scattered percussion arrangement and a single down beat. A solid 4x4 rhythm soon takes over and we find ourselves locked in. Bright hi hats cut through a sub level bass that adds lush tones to the groove as screeching FX deliver a mesmeric flavour. The break throws up some beautiful subtle melodies before we're pulled back into full on mode for the duration. A definite must have for sure.