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REVIEW: Demarkus Lewis - Strung On You out on Piston recordings

Having made his first appearance on Piston back towards the end of 2015 on The Secrets Of The Trade 004, Demarkus Lewis makes his full debut with the superb three tracker - Strung On You. A powerhouse in the electronic music world, this guy has been churning out quality vibes for over 15 years. He is well known for taking things deep, way deep, while maintaining an energy level that keeps floors busy. His sounds have graced many labels over the years, Nervous Records, Slip N Slide, Black Vinyl, Kingtstreet Soundz and Guesthouse Music are just a few of the labels to mention. He also owns the successful Grin Music where he showcases only the finest grooves. Considered a legend in the underground scene, we are delighted to have this guy on board and we hope to see more from him in the future.

The Main Mix is up first and intros is classic style with a punchy kick drum and super crispy open hats alongside sharp claps. Flavourful keys and lush tones soon take over bringing the sound deeper. A superb, solid bassline gives the track its deep house groove as those keys and pads swirl overhead creating a perfectly balanced sound that will keep the floors burning. Cool vocals deliver a real classic feeling full of funky phrases and luscious vibes. This is what deep house is all about, a definite must have track.

The Dub Mix removes the main vocal leaving behind just a taste to whet the appetite. A classy affair that derives the deep house sound in a classic sense. This one will be a most welcome addition in any set.

Piston main man and head honcho Rogerio Martins is on remix duty and delivers another fine slice of deepness for our listening pleasure. When this guy isn't busy sifting demos and managing his label he gets into the studio to delight us with his sounds. Fresh off the back of his debut release on the legendary KMS Records, Rogerio loves nothing more than dishing out deep and groovy vibes and here he does not disappoint. The remix open with a very cool bassy kick drum and a super crispy hat with subtle percussions bringing up the rear. No time is wasted and soon the beautifully warm bass envelopes the sound while equally warm pads create a deep atmosphere. The track takes a short break where we are introduced to the star of the show, a fantastic piano chord that just oozes coolness and sophistication. The piano is so understated that it quite simply dominates the groove to perfection. Sprinklings of that smooth vocal litter the track making this a track you do not want to miss.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Funky Basslines and hypnotic Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Smooth and hypnotic jazz house sound[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]All versions[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Piston recordings from Portugal is releasing exceptional house tracks with that very special edge. Strung on You is a very modern fresh deep melodic soulful house track with superb hypnotic groove, smooth basslines and classy vocals. Rogerio version is equally romantic with glossy atmosphere, old school basslines, sparkling groove and great sound design that attract you on the dancefloor. Love it[/content]

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