Scottish DJ and producer Murray Richardson debuts on Piston Recordings with the fantastic two track release Over By 91 and Shagarama. Murray grew up listening to music and his interest piqued when he listened to Devo, The Specials and The Clash among others. In 1987 he found the house sounds of Trax Records and DJ International which led him to become involved in the Ayrshire club scene and West Coast Jams at Ayr pavilion. He moved to Edinburgh and quickly established himself as one of the world's best up and coming DJ's. After winning the Muzik Magazine Bedroom Bedlam DJ Award he began getting gigs all over the world. He runs his own night – Rebel Waltz – which showcases some of the finest Deep House grooves around. The night has held residencies in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Barcelona, London and Sao Paulo and the night has toured as far and wide as the UK, Europe, Asia and South America. Rebel Waltz was also recorded live for DJ Magazine. With releases across a plethora of top labels, Murray continues to ply his trade all over the world both in the studio and DJing. Great to see him here at Piston and hope to see more soon.
Over By 91 gets moving with a fine display of chunky kick drums and a fantastic percussion arrangement that delivers a solid deep house experience right from the off. The drums play a huge part on this one, but the track also gets down with some very cool synth stabs that capture the true nature and depth of the groove. After the midway point the track shifts slightly as a brilliant bassline takes us deeper while those beautifully arranged drums keep the rhythm moving. Superb stuff that is most definitely not to be missed.
Shagarama intros with an almost tribalistic drum sequence made up of chunky kick drums, erratic congas and crispy hi hats that combine beautifully to unleash a fine flowing rhythm. Classic styles piano chord stabs are introduced and along with the deep growling bassline they deliver a solid deep house groove that will get the asses shaking for sure. Throughout the track a cool vocal mesmerizes and ensures we remain hooked for the duration. Just the tonic to get any set pumping.