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Stevie R & DelFin – Jalemba EP {CH026}

Tracks
1. Jalemba feat. Greg Rawson
2. Jalemba feat. Greg Rawson {Mathias Schober’s Rhythm Sequence}
3. Jalemba feat. Greg Rawson {Mathias Schober’s Rhythm Rework}
4. Jalemba feat. Greg Rawson {Rancido Edition}
5. Lepa Sela feat. Fiona McMartin
6. Lepa Sela feat. Fiona McMartin {Juan Edition}
7. Jalemba feat. Greg Rawson {Ambient Edition}
8. Lepa Sela feat. Fiona McMartin {Ambient Edition}

Our twenty sixth Chapter presents a powerful pair. Artists Stevie R (OFF, Babiczstyle, Parquet, Inside Out) and DelFin (Motek) conjure studio magic in their collaboration on the Jalemba EP.

The EP opens with the title track, a wonderfully atmospheric cut that allies heavy percussive rhythms with hypnotic tribal chanting and vintage synth harmonies. It is accompanied by another original, Lepa Sela, a deeper, mysterious and engaging affair with liquid, found sound grooves.

The remixes on the package befit this stunning pair of originals.

First up, the in-demand Mathias Schober, boss of Lossless and man of a thousand disguises, contributes a couple of bombs in the form of his Rhythm Sequence and Rhythm Rework. The former grabs the headlines as a peak-time affair, whereas the latter offers a pleasing, chunky heads down groove.

Next to provide Editions are Rancido (Innervisions, Connaisseur) and newcomer Juan (Kindisch).

Rancido adds power and punch to Jalemba in trademark style, ensuring the track cuts through on any dancefloor.

Meanwhile, Juan delivers a powerful Afro re-rub of Lepa Sela that brings the curtain down on an impressive EP.
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released July 21, 2017

 

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Amentia – Prince Des Marais {CH025}

Tracks
1. Prince Des Marais
2. Prince Des Marais {John Monkman Edition}
3. Luciole
4. Luciole {VVerses Fire Edit}
5. Epicéa

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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