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Masaya – BORDERLINE EP {CH024B}

Tracks
1. Borderline {Original Mix}
2. Borderline {Patrice Baumel Edition}
3. Borderline {Johannes Brecht Edition}
4. Borderline {Neil Flynn’s Reduction Edition}

With the Borderline EP, we unveil the final act of our 24th Chapter.

Selected from Masaya’s recently released ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ LP, one of the most refined tracks now has its moment in the spotlight, accompanied by reworks from three greats of the house and techno scene.

Initially released on vinyl only last year, Borderline’s signature tension, atmosphere and ethereal vocal lines are reprised first by the internationally renowned Patrice Baumel (Kompakt, Crosstown Rebels, Afterlife). Typically, this Edition is a classy, peak time affair. A chunky groove sets things up before the inexorable climax, setting dancefloors ablaze in the process.

Diynamic artist Johannes Brecht is next up. Fresh from his remix of Moby’s Natural Blues and the chart-topping Voix Grave with Christian Prommer, the multi-instrumentalist producer delivers a standout Edition which is melodic, powerful and hymn-like. This piece presents him at his sophisticated and direct best.

Last onto the stage is Irish-born Berlin émigré Neil Flynn (Lossless, Needwant). His Reduction Edition is a masterclass in minimalism, keeping the listener gripped as vocals evolve into synth lines and back into vocals again, all against a pared down techno backdrop.

The Borderline EP presents a constellation of stars in one of Chapter 24’s most significant outings yet.

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Masaya – Picking Up The Pieces LP {CH024A}

Tracks
1. Walking Dad
2. The Backstage
3. Agnostic
4. Haumea
5. Picture
6. Flow of Tears
7. Justin Loves
8. Inside
9. Innocence
10. Borderline
11. Time Goes Fast

The Twenty Fourth Chapter continues to be revealed as Swiss-Chilean artist Masaya proudly announces her debut full length album, Picking Up The Pieces. The 11 track affair is an accomplished listen from start to finish.

Masaya’s whole life is music. As boss of her own label Mina Records, she is a real underground star who has served up many great releases over the last ten years. This latest and greatest opus is a particularly personal one. Three years in the making and influenced by the birth of her son it is an album which draws on a rich range of musical references, truly 11 stories in sound.

Starting with the atmospheric and beatless Walking Dad, the album sucks you in right away. From there The Backstage picks up the pace with a serene deep house groove featuring plenty of soulful chords and sombre moods. Agnostic is brilliantly sparse and deep, with well-crafted drums and cosmic synth patterns unfolding up top.

Throughout the album, there is often a firmly rooted drum groove that keeps things locked to a late night dance floor vibe, and Haumea and Picture are perfect examples of that. Haunting vocal chops, shadowy strings and angelic keys colour pieces like Flow of Tears, Justin Loves and Inside, before the closing trio of Innocence, with its downbeat bass notes and wallowing vocal whispers, Borderline, littered with cowbells and synth drones, and Time Goes Fast, an optimistic closer complete with dreamy female vocals that leaves you feeling enlightened.

Overall then this is a sensational and absorbing album that really showcases Masaya’s fantastic sense of mood and groove, leaving us excited for the album remixes package set for later in the year. Her story continues on Chapter 24.

Released on Friday 10th March 2017.

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Masaya – Flow of Tears EP {CH024} [vinyl only]

Tracks
A1. Borderline
A2. Picture
B1. Flow of Tears
B2. Flow of Tears {Ripperton Edition}

As the winter solstice approaches and the fool’s journey comes to a close, Chapter 24 marks its first two years of releases with a 24th EP. This symbolic offering is a vinyl-only package from Masaya, with an Edition by her close friend and frequent b2b DJ partner Ripperton.

Masaya’s entire life is music and this really shines through across the four cuts served up by the Swiss-Chilean artist. As boss of her own label Mina Records, she is a real underground star who has been responsible for numerous great releases over the last ten years.

‘Borderline’ kicks things off and is nine minutes of spine-tingling deep house music with haunting vocals and wispy autumnal synths. Subtle and seductive, it is a killer opener to the EP. ‘Picture’ is then just as emotive and spiritual, with tender string sweeps and rolling rubbery beats mixed in with warm finger clicks to make for a hugely atmospheric house groove. The final original is ‘Flow of Tears’, which is again cavernous and deep, its sombre chords draped over gentle drums with whispered vocals that really mark it out as an evocative listen.

Ripperton is the long time deep house star from Switzerland who runs his own Tamed Musiq and has a fine discography, releasing on the likes of Innervisions, Maeve and more. His Edition of ‘Flow of Tears’ captures the sound of futuristic house and techno in 2016. It is more direct and driven, with corrugated drums and loose limbed percussion lulling you into his autumnal groove.

This is a fantastic EP from some of Switzerland’s finest, a fitting 24th Chapter offering four stories in sound.

Includes the second part of an original short story by Lewis Bowman and the digital download link, which will be emailed after purchase.

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Amentia – Prince Des Marais {CH025}

Tracks
1. Prince Des Marais (Original Mix)
2. Prince Des Marais (John Monkman Edition)
3. Luciole (Original Mix)
4. Luciole (VVerses Fire Edit)
5. Epicéa (Original Mix)

For Amentia, music is a surge of emotions. Building on their classical training and many years of jazz practice as percussionist and pianist respectively, Etienne and Raphaël join Chapter 24 with an EP that is a typically bold, heavily musical fusion of styles.

Expressive and improvised musicianship is a common thread through the originals on the EP. Title track Prince Des Marais is a delicate dancefloor-oriented cut, built around a killer hook and rolling techno hats. It is followed by Luciole, a deeper exploration which conjures images of hazy summers and distant shores. Finally Epicéa closes the package, striking a balance between more driving beats and a strong sense of melancholia.

A hefty dose of power is added to proceedings by John Monkman’s Edition of Prince Des Marais. Monkman – who graces some of the biggest labels in the game including Kompakt, Get Physical, Anjunadeep and Rebellion – is on a fine run of form and his remix marks out the start to a big 2017 for him.

Finally, Chapter 24 bosses Sam Pauli and Más Black step up with the first in a series of Edits as part of their new VVerses project. The Luciole Fire Edit is a groovier, darker and more stripped down rework that retains the musicality and edge of the original.

The first EP of the year for Chapter 24 lays out five new stories in sound of typically high quality as the stars realign and the signs of the future start to reveal themselves.

Released on 24th February 2017.

 

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Javier Orduña – Erretica EP {CH023}

Tracks:
1. Erretica
2. Erretica {Bambook & Quina Edition}
3. Erretica {Marc DePulse Edition}
4. Theo Is The Parra
5. Theo Is The Parra {ACUMEN’s Oecam Edition}

The next Chapter centres on label artist Javier Orduña (Moda Black, Culprit) who steps forward with a very personal work for the Erretica EP.

The Spanish producer wears his heart on his sleeve, combining technical skill with an emotion and openness that he brings to bear on both originals on the package.

‘Erretica’ balances a dancefloor groove with tenser, contemplative synth lines while ‘Theo Is The Parra’ is a compelling, dark and atmospheric deep house cut which combines the soul of Detroit with jazz influences.

Editions for the EP come from JEUDI label mates Bambook & Quina, and tech heavyweights Marc DePulse (Noir Music, Einmusika) and ACUMEN (Get Physical, Leena). Each offer a different shade of musical colour, ensuring the 23rd Chapter offers a full and rounded set of tracks.

With his Erretica EP, Javier Orduña presents the fruit of his rich musical world and conclusively proves that sensitivity and strength can go hand in hand.

 

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Luis Leon – Schwerkraft EP {CH022}

Tracks:
1. Eta Carinae
2. Betelgeuse
3. Relativität
4. Schwerkraft

A new Chapter is upon us, and with it Luis Leon returns to the fold for Chapter 24 to deliver four musical pieces of the highest order.

Luis’ outspoken sound with carefully crafted productions, poised basslines and striking synths is once again on show in a concept EP built around the theme of space.

Opening things up, ‘Eta Carinae’ burns brightly. An organic groove underpins exploratory synths which echo into the void.

‘Betelgeuse’ follows and lives up to expectations, a massive, more driving track which hits home hard on the dancefloor over its eleven minutes.

A moment of respite is offered by ‘Relativität’, its languid groove striking a pause in space and time, before the eponymous ‘Schwerkraft’ closes the EP with its beguiling, atmospheric broken beat.

All in all, four stories in sound which offer up a treat of cosmic proportions.

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KatrinKa feat. Thomas Gandey – The Nameless One EP {CH021}

Tracks:
1. The Nameless One
2. The Nameless One {Sezer Uysal Edition}
3. How Does It Feel
4. How Does It Feel {Tim Engelhardt Edition}
5. How Does It Feel {Stas Drive Edition}

For our latest story in sound, Russian-born, classically-trained artist KatrinKa returns to her home label Chapter 24 in collaboration with the British producer, DJ, vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Thomas Gandey.

KatrinKa’s emotive, enticing and melodic grooves are a perfect fit for Gandey’s haunting vocals. The Nameless One is a bewitching follow up to 2015’s Beauty, a combination of dark languid rhythms and exotic scales. Meanwhile, How Does It Feel takes things to deeper, more techno-influenced dancefloors.

The EP is completed by a set of powerful Editions by Chapter 24 artists Sezer Uysal and Stas Drive, with label newcomer and up-and-coming star Tim Engelhardt also making a big impression.

Sezer Uysal (Suara, Manual) applies a cosmic and driving touch to The Nameless One, while emphasising the Eastern musicality of the original. Tim Engelhardt (Poker Flat, Cityfox) shares a dirty, groovy and sparkling vision of How Does It Feel, while Ukrainian Stas Drive (Sudbeat, Crosstown Rebels) transforms the track with big, bold synths culminating in dreamy pads.

With music of this calibre, The Nameless One shall not remain unknown for long and marks KatrinKa’s triumphant return.

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Oliver Schories – Artik EP {CH020}

Tracks:
1. Artik
2. Artik {Marc DePulse Edition}
3. Artik {Third Son Edition}
4. Artik {Atapy Edition}

‘Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;
‘Tis the wind and nothing more!’Chapter 24 is back with a fine new story in sound from Oliver Schories. The German producer serves up one standout original and then gets remixed in great style by Marc DePulse, Third Son and Atapy.The Hamburg man is well known for his quality house and stripped back minimal sounds. He plays at some of the best clubs in Europe and has released on Parquet, Steyoyoke, Darkroom Dubs, his own label SOSO and many more. He impresses once again here with Artik, which is a broody cut with dark bass underpinning an arching groove. Subtle synth patterns flesh it out and spooky vocals really add an air of intrigue.Marc DePulse then strips it back to make it a deep and dubby roller that really gets under your skin. The fast-rising Third Son comes good once more with eight minutes of deep and spine tingling tech complete with starry melodies and big hi hat ringlets. Lastly, Romanian Atapy finishes things off in style with another spacious, warm and rolling cut that is deep and delicious.’On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.
Then the bird said, ‘Nevermore.”’

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Atapy – Redub EP {CH019}

Tracks:
1. Redub
2. Redub {Javier Orduña Edition}
3. Redub {Malbetrieb Edition}
4. Redub {Luis Leon’s Late Night Edition}
5. Redub to Space {Bonus Edit}

“I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come and see!”.

I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest”.

For our nineteenth Chapter, Atapy leads the charge with the powerful Redub EP. He is joined by three talented horsemen from the label ranks: Javier Orduña, Malbetrieb and Luis Leon.

It’s all about quality and not quantity for Atapy, with previous key releases on his own Cimelde label, Bedrock and Get Physical.

‘Redub’ is a powerful club cut that builds around heavy, dubby Detroit stabs bound to hit home on the dancefloor. Meanwhile, bonus edit ‘Redub to Space’ takes the original and softens it with a cosmic edge.

New Chapter 24 family member Javier Orduna (also a member of the Jeudi, Culprit, and Moda Black clans) applies a bombastic touch with driving arps and interweaving synth lines.

The release is rounded off by two quality turns towards techno from the label cavalry.

First, Malbetrieb delivers an epic, melodic reinterpretation. Finally, Luis Leon steps up with a sophisticated, killer rerub that bears listening to time and again.

The divine apocalypse? Maybe not, but with Atapy at the helm, these outriders are certainly bent on cosmic musical conquest.

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Rafael Cerato & THe WHite SHadow – Distance EP {CH018}

Tracks:
1. Memories
2. Distance
3. Distance {Marc Marzenit’s Cinematic Edition}
4. ID
5. ID {David Granha Edition}

Touching from a distance, further all the time.

For our eighteenth chapter, we welcome back two of our most popular artists from last year. At the time they were in the early stages of their careers; both have risen quickly since then.

Rafael Cerato (Systematic, Suara, Stil vor Talent) continues his ascent in the electronic music scene, collaborating once again with fellow rising star THe WHite SHadow (FR), who picks up from his own Goodbye EP on Chapter 24 – the label’s bestselling release in 2015.

Here they offer up three quality originals marked by the pair’s own unique style and ineffable grasp of groove and melody. ‘Memories’ and ‘Distance’ strike more emotional, club-ready tones while ‘ID’ is a pure dancefloor driver.

This newly-forged French connection is joined by two giants of the Spanish house and techno scene.

Marc Marzenit (Bedrock, Cocoon, Tronic) has been a staunch supporter of Chapter 24 right from the start and we are delighted to welcome him on board. Marc’s ability to impregnate sense and sensibility to more ‘muscular’ techno is once more on show in his Edition of Distance, sure to be a summer hit.

Meanwhile, David Granha (Sincopat, Sudbeat, Parquet), one of Spain’s most respected underground producers, closes things off with a powerful techno rendition of ID.

Everything seems simpler from a distance. But get a little closer and you’ll enjoy the ride.

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AFFECT! & Maximillion – Polyhymnia EP {CH017}

Tracks:
1. Polyhymnia
2. Polyhymnia {JOBE Edition}
3. Polyhymnia {Stevie R & Alex Zed Edition}
4. Polyhymnia {Ly ChenG Edition}

She of many hymns.

The seventeenth Chapter brings together a cast headed by AFFECT! (Moodmusic, Chapter 24) and Maximillion (Tonkind) for an EP heavy on musicality.

Polyhymnia was in Greek mythology the Muse of sacred music and dance. AFFECT! and Maximillion channel this divine energy into the EP’s title track, an uplifting melodic piece rich in organs and bright synths.

The original is accompanied by a set of Editions which each apply their own unique stamp on proceedings and result in a rounded, high quality EP. JOBE (Connaisseur, Selador) brings a more driving take on the original which gives it a cosmic edge. Stevie R and Alex Zed, founders of London’s Inside Out Records, develop an intricate and organic groove for a more twisted, leftfield cut. Finally, young Peruvian talent Ly ChenG (Blankhaus) closes the EP with a wonderful piece of drifty, laidback electronica.

Named for one of the Nine Muses who sang from the sacred hills, this essential EP is sure to inspire rapture and reverence in all who listen.

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Malbetrieb – Meun EP {CH016}

Tracks:
1. Meun
2. Keely
3. Crackwhore Streetchoir
4. Brecht

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words.

Words or phrases not only change their meanings over time, but can also differ depending on how we interpret them. We all have our own realities. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Malbetrieb lets his music do the talking, never losing the thread, letting emotions be his guide. His instinctive approach recently rewarded him with his first full length album ‘Life in the Clouds’, featuring remixes by Sebastian Mullaert, followed up by ‘Nim’ on SoHaSo, ‘Epic’ on Chapter 24’s first Seven Stories VA, and a remix of Sebastian Mullaert’s ‘Movement’ – coming out on Kontra-Musik – scheduled for late 2016.

For his first EP on Chapter 24, he presents a collection of tracks he made in one take, in the throes of inspiration. The productions are exclusively made on hardware, using a computer only to record the stems. They are captivating and communicative, both raw and refined.

Title track ‘Meun’ is direct and engaging. A descending chord progression sets a dramatic scene before an expressive white noise rhythm takes the lead, interspersed with haunting background vocals and jazz-like disembodied melodies.

‘Keely’ is up next, decidedly more calm and collected. Elegantly restrained, it’s a classy techno cut which maintains the rawness and some of the tension of Meun whilst being gently hypnotic.

‘Crackwhore Streetchoir’ is a driving and dark techno track, with Malbetrieb’s signature white noise and atmospheres returning to the fore in support of a killer groove with an acidic edge.

The EP’s closer ‘Brecht’ is a fitting coda to what has come before. Altogether more peaceful and settled, its exploratory and introspective melodies are an excellent set opener or closer.

Words, by their nature, are only a rough approximation. Music, on the other hand, is a feeling. A search for pleasure. Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together. It takes us to a place that words alone cannot go.

Do not seek the because. Often in music, as in love, there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. And that is the greatest beauty of all.

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Sezer Uysal – Rho Persei EP {CH015}

Tracks:
1. Rho Persei
2. Bitter Struggle
3. Space Egg
4. Space Egg {Luis Leon’s Cosmic Edition}

Rho Persei is a star in the northern constellation of Perseus. A key figure in Greek mythology, Perseus blazed a trail across the sky in his quest to defeat the Gorgons…a tale now reprised here, in Chapter 15.

Our latest story in sound casts Sezer Uysal in centre stage. Artists across the creative realm frequently lament the difficulty of putting thoughts onto paper. In electronic dance music, it’s the producers whose quest is to battle the hardships of making the creativity of mind materialize on a computer screen.

For Sezer Uysal, finding the right touch is more instinctual. His future written in the stars, he has been a regular on Suara, Hope and Manual Recordings. More great things lie in wait with the Rho Persei EP, for which he is joined by another hero of underground house music: Luis Leon (Blankhaus, Subjekt).

The EP’s opener, Rho Persei, is a pulsating track. Blending disco guitar licks and haunting ambiences, it is built on a killer bass hook which opens out into synth work of mythic proportions.

The odyssey continues as Sezer Uysal embarks on Bitter Struggle. Here, a chugging house groove built around swelling synth stabs is the order of the day. Undulating melodies unfurl, Medusa-like, masterfully executed.

The third act comes with Space Egg, as we take to the skies. Sure enough, the artist never loses his head. Warm atmospheres abound in a driving piece rich in Sezer’s signature melodies.

Luis Leon’s Cosmic Edition of Space Egg brings things to a close. A real treat, this refined house cut adds a vocal sample and finishes the story with a slab of beguiling and futuristic sounds. In all senses, a stone cold killer.

Another epic tale on Chapter 24.

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Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan – Atoms EP {CH014}

Tracks:
1. Atoms
2. Atoms {Instrumental Edition}
3. Atoms {Miyagi Edition}
4. Atoms {Danny Oliveira Edition}

Our fourteenth chapter sees label co-founders Sam Pauli and Paul Nolan continue their collaboration with Atoms. Witness the reaction that occurs when these two electrifying artists enter the same creative orbit. Joining them on this release are talents Miyagi and Danny Oliveira, for a stellar body of material.

Pauli and Nolan are at their best on Atoms, delivering a wonderful piece of electronic music. The Instrumental Edition is all glistening arpeggios and cosmic pads; whilst these fuse with the soaring vocals of fellow Chapter 24 artist Reiver on the Original.

The nature of atoms lies far below our powers of observation. Since atoms cannot be seen, their movements, too, escape us. As atoms travel through the void, they swerve from their course. Were it not so, they would remain forever isolated, and never meet to form the complexity of the universe.

Providing his own swerve on the title track is Hamburg’s Miyagi (Katermukke / Einmusika / SOSO), whose Edition focuses on a powerful, bass-laden groove which transports us until the familiar harmony takes over once more.

The final connections are made by Brazilian Danny Oliveira, who returns to Chapter 24 with a cut of powerful, original and astute techno. Bumping beats interweave with chunky synths and dramatic top lines as we fall headlong into a musical black hole.

There are only atoms and the void. So it goes.

But hold a mirror up to the void and you will discover that it is by no means empty nothingness. It contains particles of light which flicker in and out of existence.

Beyond the atoms, there is hope…

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Häxeri – North Sea EP {CH013}

Tracks:
1. North Sea
2. Love Is All You Get
3. Looped

As the page turns to the thirteenth chapter, the Book of Changes speaks of sorcery and secret knowledge.

Häxeri, meaning witchcraft in Swedish, is the alias of 27 year old producer Max Mansson. Although born in Stockholm, he has called London home from an early age. Debut single ‘Heavy Dreams’ saw widespread success, receiving airplay on BBC Radio, featuring on The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape’ mix series and reaching nearly 400,000 plays on Soundcloud to date.

Since this first release, Max has been steadily honing his production skills and building his studio, with the overriding aim of cutting back the computer’s role in the creative process and leaving maximum room for musicality.

He returns with the North Sea EP, delivering an outstanding collection of songs that blend live takes of hardware synths and drum machines with his own recorded instrumentation across bass, guitar, drums, and vocals.

Title track North Sea opens the EP, warm, uplifting, melancholic, and driving in equal measures, perfectly bridging home and club listening environments.

Love Is All You Get is next up. More warm, captivating ambiences and textures are the order of the day, creating a sonic landscape for the listener to get lost in, building to a vocal refrain worthy of Caribou.

Final track Looped brings things to a close, eschewing the club and offering a cut of dreamy synth pop. A fitting end to a very musical EP.

Named for the body of water that separates his native land from his new home, Häxeri’s North Sea EP makes for a spellbinding thirteenth tale on Chapter 24.

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Kurt Baggaley – Winterland EP {CH012}

Tracks:
1. Winterland
2. Winterland {Patlac Edition}
3. Winterland {Petar Dundov Edition}

As the waning of the final winter moon came to an end, Chapter 24 entered the world of wax with its first 12-inch release. For this next story in sound, we welcome back Kurt Baggaley, whose wonderful ‘Winterland’ also receives the attentions of Patlac and Petar Dundov with two immaculate Editions.

An artist who lives and breathes electronic music culture, Kurt Baggaley has evolved his productions into a unique and personal sound since his early days as the Electro artist Scape One. Taking in influences from early 80’s Chicago House, Detroit Techno and New York Club, with a fusion of Italo Disco, Euro Synth and Electro, his huge Former Self EP on SoHaSo in Spring 2015 was met with widespread acclaim on both digital and physical formats. Supported by the likes of Michael Mayer and Dixon, it was followed up with his debut release on Chapter 24 a few months later, opening the book with his Spiral EP.

Winterland continues this momentum. The title track blows in a cold, enveloping wind of analogue synths and drum machines, swirling around a central arpeggio. Disco, minimal and electro influences are clearly to be heard in what amounts to a unique and compelling piece of electronic music.

Patlac takes the reins for the first Edition. With original releases on liebe*detail and Soulfooled and remixes for Pets Recordings, Noir and Musik Gewinnt Freunde, his music possesses an empathy for time, people and place. Retaining some of the disco influence of the original, this sensitive and thoughtful approach results in an energetic Edition driven by pushing rhythms and deep, powerful grooves, but also with a refined sense of harmony and melody.

The final Edition on the package is a fitting one, from Croatian maestro Petar Dundov, who occupies the flip side. Dundov makes intelligent electronic music that breaks boundaries. His breathtaking take on the original embodies this ethos, hitting home with body twisting beats while also challenging the mind with complex melodies and slow-burning, hypnotic progressions. In his masterful hands, the track takes on life of its own, forever evolving and expanding and increasing in intensity.

With the Winterland EP, Chapter 24 turns the page on its first volume of releases, closing the Aesop’s Fables artwork series with a stunning linocut portrayal of ‘The Wolf and the Crane’ from in-house artist Simon Vaeth. The lessons from Aesop will make way for those of the Tarot, as the Book of Changes continues to shine a light on the wintry path ahead.

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Miss Melera – Magenta EP {CH011}

Tracks:
1. Magenta
2. Magenta {Dave Seaman Edition}
3. Mint
4. Mint {Jonas Saalbach Edition}

Miss Melera is back in action on the influential Chapter 24, with a brand new and brilliant EP that features two great originals as well as Editions from Dave Seaman and Jonas Saalbach.

Miss Melera hails from Amsterdam and has been honing her craft over the last decade. She is a radio regular as well as a touring DJ who plays the finest clubs and festivals around Europe and the Americas. As well as this, she has proven her studio chops are slick and compelling and has released EPs on labels like Parquet and Einmusika before now.

Her first cut here is Magenta, a robust house roller with grumbling bass, dark atmospheres and icy hi hats rolling on top of the groove. It’s a broody back room track with lush synths that subtly uplift the whole affair and keep you locked.

Dave Seaman is one of the original pioneers of house music who has been smashing it recently with cuts on his own Selador, as well as Hive Audio, Suara and many other influential labels. His Edition of Magenta is much more wild and freewheeling, with edgy synths rising up and up above turbulent drums and apocalyptic chords.

Miss Melera’s next original is Mint, a deep and bubbly house cut with phased bass and scale riding pads that are spooky and eerie and suck you deep into a late night groove. Classy and well designed, it is another fine bit of work.

Jonas Saalbach is a young star who is making his second appearance on the label. He has recently put out an excellent full length on Einmusika and a fine EP on John Digweed’s Bedrock. Here, he comes good once more. His Edition of Mint is spine-tingling and awash with gorgeously smooth pads and spangled synths. Soothing and calming yet driven, it closes out an essential EP.

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Several Definitions – Lost Valeys EP {CH010}

Tracks:
1. Cronos
2. Lost Valleys
3. Atlas
4. Recover

For our tenth tale, we welcome Lausanne-based rising star Jeremy Vieira, aka Several Definitions. Showcasing the skills that have seen him signed to the likes of Diynamic, Suara, Knee Deep In Sound and Stil Vor Talent, Jeremy brings four cuts of the highest quality for his debut Chapter 24 release.

The Lost Valleys EP sums up the Several Definitions project perfectly. Spanning a spectrum of emotion: loss, love, and joy, somewhere between house and techno, each track combines warm atmospheres with rich, captivating melodies and is carried home by deep, rolling beats.

The EP opens with Cronos, a moody, dancefloor roller which builds into a cinematic climax.

The title track Lost Valleys is next, and ups the ante further. Undulating melody lines ebb and flow, becoming ever more intense. A weapon for peak times.

Atlas brings the same ambition and scope. Built around more stunning synth work, this evocative piece manages to be driving, heads down, percussive and cosmic all at the same time.

Finally, the sting in the tail: Recover. Demonstrating his mastery of arpeggios, Vieira brings the EP home with a surefire hit.

Several Definitions, perhaps; but each and every one of them to be savoured. The story continues on Chapter 24!

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David Durango – Lumina EP {CH009}

Tracks:
1. Lumina
2. Basiq Talking
3. Basiq Talking {Masaya’s Esperanza Edition}
4. Demencia
5. Demencia {Christopher Ivor Edition}

The ninth chapter. With the Lumina EP, David Durango showcases his ability to deliver masterful and unique sonic creations precision crafted for the dancefloor.

With a passion and dedication to electronic music that began in the early nineties, David Durango’s career has flourished year by year with a catalogue of releases on the likes of Poker Flat, Soulfooled and now Chapter 24. He welcomes Swiss/Chilean Producer, DJ and Mina Records boss Masaya and up-and-coming artist Christopher Ivor on the remix to round off a stunning EP.

Title track Lumina is a huge angular cut, a slinky rolling groove interspersed by acid licks giving way to a killer, hypnotic arpeggio on a bed of dreamy voices.

David follows up with Basiq Talking, a wonky soulful affair which is no less hypnotic. Complex, layered and drifting, this one will have you hooked.

Masaya takes things forward with her Esperanza Edition, placing the emphasis on Basiq Talking’s soft, sensual vocal and turning in a groovy, minimal and futuristic remix.

The final original piece on the EP is Demencia, an insanely hooky techno number that ratchets things up with layer upon layer of tension.

The EP closes with Christopher Ivor’s Edition of Demencia, in which the Einmusika artist recasts the track in house form, replete with percussive, funky loops and an epic, emotional breakdown.

Chapter 24 continues its upward path with an EP full of artistry and in which David Durango’s skill, experience and passion shines. The story continues.

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Kurt Baggaley – Spiral EP {CH008}

Tracks:
1. Spiral {Original Mix}
2. Spiral {THe WHite SHadow Edition}
3. Spiral {Staircase Mix}
4. Spiral {Nhar Edition}

Chapter 8. History never repeats itself: for progress and thought moves not in circles, but in spirals.

For its latest instalment, fast-rising imprint Chapter 24 welcomes Kurt Baggaley to the helm for two mesmerising pieces of electronica-infused techno, supplemented by powerful Editions from THe WHite SHadow (FR) and Nhar.

An artist who lives and breathes electronic music culture, Kurt Baggaley has evolved his productions into a unique and personal sound since his early days as the Electro artist Scape One. Taking in influences from early 80’s Chicago House, Detroit Techno and New York Club, with a fusion of Italo Disco, Euro Synth and Electro, his huge Former Self EP on SoHaSo in Spring 2015 was met with widespread acclaim. Supported by the likes of Michael Mayer, Dixon and Petar Dundov, it was followed up with an album on Abstract Theory a few months later.

With the Spiral EP, Kurt brings more of his mesmerising and arpeggio-laden electronica to the table. Spiral {Original Mix} relentlessly interweaves layers of analogue synths and drum machines into a unique and compelling whole. Meanwhile, Spiral {Staircase Mix} is dancefloor ready, losing none of the hypnotic edge of the original whilst being deeper, darker and techno-tinged. The spiral winds its course.

THe WHite SHadow (FR) (aka Anthony Godwin) is next up. He delivers a typically intricate and electrifying Edition that sees him capitalise on the success of his Goodbye EP for Chapter 24, leaving us tingling for more.

Finally, the label welcomes Nhar. An electronic music staple with Kompakt, he has released as far and wide as Mobilee, Correspondant and Boxer Recordings. Adding his own French vocals, he deploys his talents to take things into low slung, menacing and sexy territory.

Emanating from a central point, continuously increasing and receding. Hypnotic and never ending…let’s ride this spiral to the end!

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Sam Pauli & Reiver – Aspice EP {CH007}

Tracks:
1. Aspice
2. Aspice {Olivier Weiter Edition}
3. Aspice {KatrinKa Edition}
4. Aspice {Paul Nolan’s Look to the Universe Edition}

For this latest story in sound, Sam Pauli and long time collaborator Reiver draw on a blend of holy and unholy influences to bring us a new and heady mix.

Taking inspiration from a 16th Century a cappella choral piece, Aspice is a perfect summer track. Carried by choirs, a dreamy pad and an entrancing house groove we find ourselves transported: looking to the heavens, taking flight across azure skies. Uplifted, we skirt the edges of the divine…

Next up, Olivier Weiter (Armada/Sudbeat/Parquet) offers up his own take on things. For his first release on Chapter 24, Weiter maintains the original’s vocal sample while adding new hooks and interweaving complex and compelling textures into a tense and uplifting piece.

Where the original Aspice takes us to the sky, KatrinKa’s Edition is far more grounded, even subterranean. A heads down powerful groove takes hold in a track perfect for the dancefloor. Following a killer drop at the end of the main break, we find ourselves in the seventh circle of the inferno…and it’s never felt so good!

Finally, Chapter 24 co-founder Paul Nolan picks things up for his Look To The Universe Edition. With a relentless and entrancing groove allied to rolling bass guitar licks, the track unfolds into something of an epic, never once dragging despite its thirteen minutes. Cosmic and melancholic, this truly is music to make you feel connected with the universe.

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THe WHite SHadow – Goodbye EP {CH006}

Tracks:
1. Station
2. Come On
3. Goodbye

He WHite SHadow (aka Anthony Godwin) authors the next chapter in our captivating story. Born with a techno soul, this fast-rising artist blends melodic beats with an incredible variety of influences which have seen him rapidly signed to Crossfrontier Audio, Tenampa, Chilli Mint Digital and Einmusika. The Goodbye EP on Chapter 24 is perhaps his finest work to date.

First up comes Station. A straight up banger of the purest kind, it pulses forward relentlessy as an arpeggio weaves around a chunky, repeating bassline. Blippy, twisted melodies are introduced and it’s game, set and match…a surefire winner.

Next on the EP is Come On, another banger…this time taking us on a melodic voyage. Combining old school hip hop, electro and futuristic references into a unique and cohesive whole, this piece builds hypnotically around another arpeggiated synth. Once in the break, an evil jazz-influenced melody unfurls and the sub takes hold, taking us home.

Finally we finish on a peak, with the eponymous Goodbye. Dark, menacing, deliciously dramatic and technically accomplished – a fitting end to an impressive and forward thinking EP. The story moves on apace.

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Danny Oliveira – Stargazer EP {CH005}

Tracks:
1. A Thought in Mind (Intro)
2. Rekonektion
3. Saikin Do
4. Stargazer

With the Stargazer EP by Danny Oliveira, Chapter 24 Records continues on its upward trajectory and offers an EP of stellar original tracks from an exciting up-and-coming producer.

Better known for his work as DNYO and following a glimpse of his production skills on remix duties last time out on Chapter 24 for KatrinKa’s Echo Gnomic EP, Danny Oliveira marks a very exciting start to a new project in the house and techno scene.

A Thought In Mind sets the tone, rooting the EP in a cosmic vibe by building a layered ambient soundscape, unearthly voices mingling with synths rising to a crescendo, undulating between harmony and discord in a perfect set starter.

Oliveira immediately follows this up with a bolt from the blue: the startling and huge Rekonektion. A descending arpeggio relentlessly drives home, building and re-forming, rising and falling in a track precision engineered to destroy dance floors.

Things take a turn towards techno with Saikin Do, a chugging groove overlaid with a catchy, spacey synth hook combining to create a quality, hypnotic piece.

Finally, the EP closes with the eponymous Stargazer. All at once channelling and inspired by the cinematic brilliance of Hans Zimmer, the track builds from a techno groove into a climax of wondrous, ethereal cosmic pads.

A bright future beckons for Danny Oliveira as he builds his new project for Chapter 24.

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Katrinka – Echo Gnomic EP {CH004}

Tracks:
1. Echo Gnomic
2. Echo Gnomic {Danny Oliveira Edition}
3. Echo Gnomic {Just Her Edition}
4. KatrinKa feat. Billie Fountain – Beauty

For its fourth release, Chapter 24 Records offers up an EP from up-and-coming Russian-born, London-based producer KatrinKa. With previous releases to her name on Steyoyoke, Spirit Soul Records and Chapter 24 itself, she is building up a reputation for emotive, enticing and melodic grooves. This package delivers on all fronts. KatrinKa’s originals are accompanied by debut editions from Brazilian producer Danny Oliveira and Just Her – one half of unstoppable duo Him_Self_Her – marking an exciting start to her solo project.

The EP opens with the title track ‘Echo Gnomic’, a wonderful cut of electronica through which KatrinKa purveys a deep and delicious blend of wandering arpeggios, synth lines and chugging percussion.

Next up is Danny Oliveira’s edition of ‘Echo Gnomic’, which retains the dreaminess and emotion of the original. Beautiful and melancholic synth lines are matched all at once by underlying tension, unease and a brooding sense of euphoria, finally yielding to a relentless and pulsating techno groove that would sound at home on labels like Life and Death. With a number of future releases slated on Chapter 24, we are excited to see what the future brings for this artist.

The second edition of ‘Echo Gnomic’ comes from Just Her, who eschews dreaminess in favour of a banging tech house cut. Unease and drama are amplified as the track builds to a crescendo of driving stabs for what is sure to be a dancefloor winner.

Last on the EP is a collaboration between KatrinKa and vocalist Billie Fountain, which brings yet another flavour to an excellent EP. A seductive and entrancing groove entwines itself with a bewitching vocal, to which you cannot help but move your body. This brilliant track rounds off a multi-faceted and high quality release for the new label, which is going from strength to strength.

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Sam Pauli – Implications EP {CH003}

Tracks:
1. Implications
2. Implications {Jonas Saalbach Edition}
3. Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan – Start Over
4. Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan – Start Over {Rashid Ajami Edition}

For its third release, exciting new imprint Chapter 24 sees label boss Sam Pauli deliver the Implications EP. The title track comes backed by a collaboration with Paul Nolan and remixes from two of the rising stars of the deeper, more emotive and melodic end of the underground house and techno scene, producers Jonas Saalbach and Rashid Ajami.

London based artist Sam Pauli is a founder of Chapter 24 Records, launched in December 2014. Although only a few months old, the label has already seen support from many of the World’s finest DJ’s. Here Sam pushes on with some fresh material for his imprint, working alongside another of the label’s founder members Paul Nolan on one of the cuts – a man hard at work behind the scenes producing and mentoring with the likes of Richie Hawtin, Thievery Corporation and Cassius.

Opening the EP is title track Implications, which sees Sam Pauli provide a solo offering of gritty, melodious and bass heavy electronica. Across its seven and a half minutes Pauli entwines weighty rhythms, growling bass tones and meandering dreamy atmospherics to create a unique and charming opening piece.

Next, Jonas Saalbach offers up his own take on Implications, with the German producer laying the focus on elongated bass drones, sparse rhythms and whirring electronics to create a smooth and hypnotic interpretation. This big, melodic and euphoric track is a perfect representation of the German’s heavily musical style that has featured on labels like Parquet, Einmusika and Kollektiv Turmstrasse’s Musik Gewinnt Freunde.

On the flip side Pauli teams up with Paul Nolan on Start Over taking things a little darker with chugging bass licks, wandering arpeggios and a hazy ethereal feel that permeates an entrancing and emotive composition.

Rashid Ajami then rounds things off with his own, very big version of Start Over. The Anjunadeep/Get Physical artist provides a more stripped back take on the track, laying the focus on sparse percussion and a weighty, subtly unfolding and compelling groove.

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Quartz – Crystals EP {CH002}

Tracks:
1. Cosmos
2. Crystals
3. Chronos

For our second chapter, we are proud to introduce a new act to the underground house and techno scene.

QUARTZ are two talented up-and-coming British producers, Paul Nolan and Andy Woods, united by a vision for finding the future and connecting people through a love of powerful, dramatic soundscapes and emotional house music.

And sure enough, their first release – the Crystals EP – achieves this and more.

A paean to the universe, the EP brings a fresh, new sound while being rooted in the spirituality and intent of the early days of house music.

As with anything you can expect from Chapter 24, the tracks are deep, melodic and emotive:

Cosmos – a tough future piano house tune, guaranteed to step things up and take control.

Crystals – driving, epic and melodic, a peak track to help transport the dancefloor.

Chronos – haunting and hypnotic, settled and expansive, take the journey inward and get lost in the depths: “we are in the universe…the universe is in us.”

Three parts of a single unified whole, each track showcases a complementary and interconnected dimension to QUARTZ’s unique sound.

Expect big things from this act in 2015!

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Twelve Minds – The Owl EP {CH001}

Tracks:
1. The Owl
2. Rhino
3. Where Did You {KatrinKa Edition}
4.Where Did You {Sam Pauli Edition}

Following the label’s completely sold out London launch party and increasing buzz on social media, exciting new imprint Chapter 24 continues to build momentum by announcing its first release: The Owl, a 4 track EP from London producer Twelve Minds, with remixes from KatrinKa and label boss Sam Pauli.

Twelve Minds is a fresh, energetic producer straight out of London with an innovative underground sound which has been described as deep, groovy and hypnotic, with a classic feel. When not crafting beats and melodies, he is cooking up a storm in the kitchen, running his own events catering company in London. A man of many talents!

The Owl EP showcases four big tracks from the deep, emotive and melodic house and techno spectrum:

Twelve Minds – The Owl: moody, dark and grooving, this track brings a killer hook and is huge in the club.

Twelve Minds – Rhino: dark and brooding, huge and rolling, this track is guaranteed to get the dancefloor moving to its melodic bassline.

Twelve Minds – Where Did You {KatrinKa Edition}: KatrinKa brings a fresh and forward-looking sound to this twisted, melodic banger. Expect plenty more of these on Chapter 24! As a classically-trained pianist, Russian-born but London-based KatrinKa brings her skill, unique style and ear for engaging music to bear on her original productions and remixes. In 2013 she won a producer contest organised by Berlin-based label Steyoyoke and also regularly releases original tracks and remixes on Spirit Soul Records.

Twelve Minds – Where Did You {Sam Pauli Edition}: an emotive and beguiling deep house track that tells the tale of internal worlds colliding, broken hearts and fresh starts. Sam Pauli is a co-founder of Chapter 24 Records. Inspired by a blend of influences on and off the dancefloor, his main passion is in pushing a new wave of deep, emotive and melodic house and techno sounds forward in the UK and beyond.

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Seven Stories: The Quest {SS003}

Tracks:
1. Nhar – Navigli
2. Dan Grassler feat. KnowKontrol – Going Back
3. Alex Zed feat. Billie Fountain – Over My Head
4. Teho – Back To The Forest
5. Machino – Perdidos
6. Teho – Drunken Leads
7. Melodule & Van Did – Téou

Why do we tell stories?

We breathe, we eat, we sleep. We seek connection. These are our basic human needs.

But there is one more need we all share, and it centres on stories. All across the world, stories are being recounted everywhere, in every imaginable way, at any given time. For telling stories is at the very essence of what it is to be human.

The universe of stories can be broken down into seven basic plots which underlie all stories ever told. Recognising these patterns is the gateway to unravelling the universal symbolic language from which all storytelling is spun.

With The Quest, Chapter 24 returns with seven stories in sound collected from artists across the world to bring these themes to life.

NHAR (My Favorite Robot, Correspondant) is a consummate storyteller, and he opens the book with the glistening space tech of ‘Navigli’. This is quickly followed up by newcomer Dan Grassler, whose superb ‘Going Back’ with US vocalist KnowKontrol is powerfully brooding and promises great things for the Munich-based producer.

The momentum picks up further with the standout ‘Over My Head’, a dark and delicious cut from two returning Chapter 24 artists, Alex Zed and Billie Fountain.

The label welcomes Teho and Machino for their inaugural releases on the imprint. Frenchman Teho (Herzblut, Parquet) serves up a double helping of delight with the skilfully crafted ‘Back To The Forest’ and the tense tech house of ‘Drunken Leads’. Meanwhile, Machino (Desert Hearts), one of a new wave of Tijuana-based producers, showcases his unique blend of potent techno and ambient influences on ‘Perdidos’.

Finally, Melodule and Van Did bring the tales to a close with ‘Téou’, a dreamy, abstract piece that showcases wonky basslines, drifting pads and engaging sound design.

They say that there are only seven basic plots but a thousand different stories.

And so, as the storyteller utters that age old, magical phrase “Once upon a time…”, let yourself be carried away…

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Seven Stories: Rags To Riches {SS002}

Tracks:
1. Oliver Schories – Eno
2. Darin Epsilon – Jenova
3. JOBE – Aurora
4. Roundhead (Italy) – Durante il Viaggio
5. Christopher Ivor – Back Home
6. Fragments
7. Shades Of Light – Sierra

Why do we tell stories?

We breathe, we eat, we sleep. We seek connection. These are our basic human needs.

But there is one more need we all share, and it centres on stories. All across the world, stories are being recounted everywhere, in every imaginable way, at any given time. For telling stories is at the very essence of what it is to be human.

The universe of stories can be broken down into seven basic plots which underlie all stories ever told. Recognising these patterns is the gateway to unravelling the universal symbolic language from which all storytelling is spun.

With Rags To Riches, Chapter 24 returns with seven stories in sound collected from artists across the world to bring these themes to life.

The compilation begins with Oliver Schories, a titan of the scene who regularly bestrides labels such as Suara, Stil vor Talent and his own SOSO. ‘Eno’ is an arp-led driving track overlaid with a hooky cut up vocal that perfectly sets us on our way.

Darin Epsilon (Renaissance, Sudbeat, Hope) brandishes his own thunderbolts with ‘Jenova’, an effortless and deep cut of musical techno that sparkles with hints of summer.

JOBE (Connaisseur, Selador) is up next with ‘Aurora’, exemplifying his both timeless and forward-thinking approach to production. A killer sub line takes hold over cosmic atmospheres.

The cornucopia of treats continues with the addition of newcomer Roundhead, a highly talented 22 year old Italian producer who delivers the massive ‘Durante il Viaggio’. Analogue synths are coupled with outstanding organic elements.

Einmusika and Chapter 24 artist Christopher Ivor’s dreamy and emotional ‘Back Home’ retains the organic and instrumental features, coupling them with his signature grooves – before label regular KatrinKa adds her own wistful, evocative contribution with ‘Fragments’.

Finally, Danny Oliveira makes his return to Chapter 24 in combination with his partner George Gomes with his new act, Shades of Light. ‘Sierra’ is a widescreen and ambitious piece: deep, dirty and beautiful music to rule the cosmos.

They say that there are only seven basic plots but a thousand different stories.

And so, as the storyteller utters that age old, magical phrase “Once upon a time…”, let yourself be carried away…

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Seven Stories: Overcoming The Monster {SS001}

Tracks:
1. Malbetrieb – Epic
2. Stas Drive – Aphrodite
3. Dragon Suplex – Mystified feat. Samzing
4. Frank Serin – La Sonrisa de la Mujer
5. Anton Dhouran – Meyah
6. Sam Pauli & Reiver – Somnium
7. Anton Dhouran – A Kind Of Light

Why do we tell stories?

We breathe, we eat, we sleep. We seek connection. These are our basic human needs.

But there is one more need we all share, and it centres on stories. All across the world, stories are being recounted everywhere, in every imaginable way, at any given time. For telling stories is at the very essence of what it is to be human.

The universe of stories can be broken down into seven basic plots which underlie all stories ever told. Recognising these patterns is the gateway to unravelling the universal symbolic language from which all storytelling is spun.

Beginning with Overcoming The Monster, Chapter 24 has gathered artists from across the globe to bring these themes to life for its Seven Stories VA series.

Up-and-coming Dutch producer and Paradigm resident Malbetrieb (SoHaSo, Selador) opens proceedings with ‘Epic’. Fiendish acid licks intertwine with soaring vocal pads and uplifting top lines in a driving, melodic track.

One of the biggest producers in Ukraine, Stas Drive (Hope, Sudbeat) is up next with the titanic ‘Aphrodite’. A tribal tech groove pounds forth, underpinned by brooding and mysterious atmospheres.

Enter Dragon Suplex, a twin-headed tune producing beast from Switzerland who deliver the third track with ‘Mystified’ feat. Samzing. Another behemoth, this one is equally dark and banging, bringing a good dose of tension to proceedings.

As the compilation advances to its denouement, a little brightness starts to pierce through the storm clouds. Hailing from Peru, a breeding ground for young talent in the underground house scene, Frank Serin strikes a more hopeful tone with ‘La Sonrisa de la Mujer’.

‘Somnium’ by the London-based Chapter 24 boss Sam Pauli and label regular Reiver enhances the dreaminess on offer. A drifty, hypnotic and emotive cut unfolds into a tremendous, musical break.

Finally, the compilation ends with a focus on French producer Anton Dhouran. Having already been signed by Diynamic and with music forthcoming on Jeudi Records, Anton deploys his considerable skills on ‘Meyah’, a deep, groove-laden number enhanced by ethereal pads. The real story, however, comes with ‘A Kind Of Light’ which closes the narrative with a heroic instrumental tale.

They say that there are only seven basic plots but a thousand different stories.

And so, as the storyteller utters that age old, magical formulation, “Once upon a time…”, let yourself be carried away…

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Third Editions {ED003}

Tracks:
1. THe WHite SHadow (FR) – Goodbye {PHCK Edition} 08:00
2. Several Definitions – Lost Valleys {David Granha Edition} 07:26
3. Sezer Uysal – Space Egg {Luis Leon’s Cosmic Edition} 07:49
4. Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan – Atoms {Luke Garcia & Th3 Oth3r Dub Edition} 07:00
5. KatrinKa feat. Thomas Gandey – The Nameless One {Dan Grassler Edition} 06:58
6. Miss Melera – Mint {Jonas Saalbach Edition} 06:12
7. Kurt Baggaley – Winterland {Petar Dundov Edition} 10:10
8. AFFECT! & Maximillion – Polyhymnia {David Durango Edition} 08:12
9. Camel Power Club – Crocodile {Sam Pauli’s Drifting Into Shore Edition} 09:35
10. Sam Pauli & Reiver – Aspice {Paul Nolan’s Another Place Edition} 05:59

In the third of Chapter 24’s Editions compilations, the label has invited a select group of talented artists from across the globe to reimagine original tracks from its first two years of releases.

A host of gems and treasures are to be found, featuring remix pearls from returning favourites Luis Leon, Jonas Saalbach, David Durango, Petar Dundov and Dan Grassler alongside new arrivals to Chapter 24 PHCK, Luke Garcia & Th3 Oth3r and Camel Power Club; who rub shoulders on the release with label co-founders Sam Pauli and Paul Nolan.

Spanning the melodic end of the underground music spectrum from techno through to electronica, you can be assured this release has you covered.

The Third Editions compilation brings Chapter 24’s second year of releases to a close, leaving us excited for what’s to come in 2017.

To be continued…

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Second Editions {ED002}

Tracks:
1. KatrinKa feat. Billie Fountain – Beauty {Rafael Cerato Edition} 07:20
2. Danny Oliveira – Stargazer {David Alexander Edition} 06:43
3. THe WHite SHadow (FR) – Goodbye {Van Did Edition} 07:32
4. Danny Oliveira – Saikin Do {Someone Outside Edition} 08:55
5. Twelve Minds – The Owl {Naveen G Edition} 08:29
6. Sam Pauli & Reiver – Aspice {Anton Dhouran Edition} 10:15

In the second of Chapter 24’s Editions compilations, the label has invited a select group of talented artists from across the globe to reimagine original tracks from its releases earlier this year.

Kicking things off is Rafael Cerato’s interpretation of KatrinKa’s Beauty, featuring vocals by Billie Fountain. Cerato (Systematic, Stil vor Talent) puts a dark, techno spin on the original in a track guaranteed for maximum dancefloor impact.

David Alexander is next up, and maintains the momentum with his rerub of Danny Oliveira’s Stargazer. The Edition reflects DA’s style perfectly, skirting the dark and driving side of Deep House, infused with signature basslines and haunting synths.

Canada’s Van Did (Herzblut, Sudbeat) then takes the reins with his take on Goodbye by THe WHite SHadow (FR). Showcasing the skills which have installed him as one of his country’s brightest underground talents, he creates a tense, layered and atmospheric piece of melodic techno.

Another Danny Oliveira Edition follows next, this time of the huge Saikin Do. Up-and-coming German producer Someone Outside (Tenampa, ARDOR) steps up to the plate with a huge and chugging techno cut, building to an entrancing melodic climax.

New York-based Naveen G (Cityfox, Listed) picks things up with an epic reinterpretation of The Owl by Twelve Minds. Starting with widescreen soundscapes, the track narrows in on a pulsating groove, interspersed with moments of drama.

The duty of closing out this second compilation falls to Anton Dhouran, a young emerging artist from Paris, who, by age 20, has already signed to various labels such as Diynamic and Manual Music. He doesn’t fail to deliver: his Edition of Aspice by Sam Pauli & Reiver takes us to the skies, wondrous pads anchored by rolling 808 bass, percussion and guitar lines.

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First Editions {ED001}

Tracks:
1. QUARTZ – Crystals {Melokolektiv Edition} 05:23
2. Danny Oliveira – Stargazer {Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan Edition} 08:43
3. Twelve Minds – The Owl {Marten Sundberg Edition} 07:29
4. KatrinKa – Echo Gnomic {Framewerk Edition} 06:51
5. Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan – Start Over {Darien J Edition} 08:00
6. KatrinKa – Echo Gnomic {AFFECT! Edition} 10:02

In the first of Chapter 24’s Editions compilations, the label has invited a select group of talented artists to reimagine some of the original tracks from its first five releases.

First up are French duo Melokolektiv (Crosstown Rebels, OFF), whose edition of Crystals by QUARTZ is tense, bumping, full of groove…finally resolving in an emotive peak. A surefire winner in mixes, podcasts and on the dancefloor.

Chapter 24 co-founders Sam Pauli and Paul Nolan are next up with their take on Stargazer by Danny Oliveira. A relentless, pounding techno groove takes hold before twice yielding to a sea of warm and hypnotic pads. Finally the groove takes over once more to carry us ashore.

With previous releases receiving support from the likes of Dixon, Maceo Plex and Hernan Cattaneo, Cologne-based Marten Sundberg steps up. He takes The Owl by Twelve Minds into darker, techno territory via a breakdown of some epic proportion.

Sunshine pierces through the clouds as perennial Beatport chart regulars Alec Milliner and Darren James aka Framewerk take us to altogether warmer climes, bringing their own brand of deep house to bear on the excellent Echo Gnomic by KatrinKa.

London-based producer and good friend of Chapter 24 Darien J turns in a fantastic edition of Start Over by Sam Pauli and Paul Nolan, which retains the uplifting spirituality and ‘take them to church’ vibe of the original, while placing a greater emphasis on a powerful bassline.

Finally, Editions One closes with another reinterpretation of KatrinKa’s Echo Gnomic, this time by Berlin-based AFFECT! (Moodmusic, Save Us) who ends this first issue of the compilation by delivering a drifting, dreamy edition of the original.

The Editions compilation brings the first phase of Chapter 24 releases to a close in what has been a fresh and promising crop, leaving us excited with what is to come.

To be continued…

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Prince Des Marais {Luis Leon Calliandra Edition}

From Prince Des Marais EP, released February 24, 2017

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KatrinKa – About Love

‘About Love’ showcases KatrinKa’s trademark low-slung, deep grooves with emotional, atmospheric synth work for a piece of melodic house of the highest order.
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Telling Tales is a series of podcasts giving one of the Chapter 24 family, one of our remixers, or one of our headliners an opportunity to deliver to us a story in sound.

The idea is for the podcast to tell a tale; to take the listener in surprising directions from one emotion to the other; to end up somewhere unforeseen, somewhere new.

We only put things out when we have something to say, when there are new moments to be had and new meanings to make sense of. These podcast mixes are sure to separate the signal from the noise!

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