- Jamie XX | SeeSaw (Feat. Romy) (Nic Fanciulli Remix) – uplifting goodness
- Night Talk | Diffractions – bouncy, minimal, bass
- TrockenSaft | Believe (Soul Button Remix) – dark and melodic
- Pig&Dan | Mexico – banger
- Drewxhill | Bullets (Alan Fitzpatrick’s Lights Up Remix) – unexpected from Mr FitzP
- Oliver Huntemann | Magnet (Victor Ruiz Remix) – seriously hefty techno
- Customer | Thirteen – warm, gorgeous melodic sounds
- Night Talk | Chimaera – a dance floor filler
- Ron Schatte & Flo.Von | Parkplaza (Gunnar Stiller Remix) – loose yourself
- Many Reasons | Connect – takes you higher and higher
CHAPTER 24’s Marcus and Sam’s taste in tunes is spot on. For this selection it’s like they read our minds and knew the tracks we’d been rinsing this month…in fact ‘Sam, Marcus, how have you done that? What else do you know…?’ Hmmm.
Petar Dundov – Before It All Ends [Music Man]
Marcus: My pick from Petar’s new album, ‘At The Turn Of Equilibrium’. Cosmic and organic, melancholic and euphoric in equal measure, with a killer groove and beautiful melodic flourishes. Dundov proves once again that he is the master.
Malbetrieb – Meun [Chapter 24]
Sam: We met Niels at ADE last year; he was playing at the SoHaSo showcase at a cool little bar in the centre of Amsterdam. He said he’d send us some demos when he got home that night and sure enough they arrived in our inbox just a few hours later. Meun was the first track we heard and it blew us away with its expressive white noise rhythm and dramatic sound design.
Mark Slee – Nocturne Belle (Tim Green Remix) [Manjumasi]
Marcus: Taken from the first release on Atish and Mark Slee’s Manjumasi imprint, Tim Green turns the title track into a trippy, groovy melodic number with dark stabs and soaring pads.
Nandu – Glömde feat. Tyra (Love Over Entropy Remix) [OFF Recordings]
Sam: Love Over Entropy has been ruling things since his debut appearance on Something Happening Somewhere last year, which included a Dixon retouch of his track Tonii. This is another beauty from LOE, on remix duties for Copenhagen artist Nandu.
Gundelach – Fjernsynet (Fur Coat Remix) [Cosmos Music]
Alex Niggemann – Siyawa [Last Night On Earth]
Sam: Last Night On Earth continue to fly the flag for melodic house and techno in the UK, and they’ve drafted in one of the biggest in the game here, Alex Niggemann. Siyawa offers some epic, peak time shenanigans. This sounds really great on big soundsystems.
Timujin – Bitter Earth (Remix) [Free Download]
Marcus: A Burning Man regular and one of the key players behind the White Ocean camp, we’ve been following Timujin’s excellent monthly mixes for a while now. You can just imagine that this remix, sampled from a beautiful original song called ‘On the Nature of Daylight’ by Max Richter, would be a perfect close to a sunrise set on the playa. Even better, it’s a free download on his Soundcloud page!
PS. Chapter 24 and Electric Dodo are hosting a party this weekend at The Pickle Factory featuring Miss Melera’s first ever UK appearance | more info here
Today’s selection dances from jazz to melodic and progressive to soul, there’s a killer remix and other-worldly electronica. There are a few big techno tunes too of course, we wouldn’t leave you hanging. Delve in and discover.
- Seb Wildblood | Seal of Approval – whimsical, heavenly, jazz-laced loveliness
- Jamie Jones Feat. Hero Twins | Land Of The Giants – indie-vocals and twinkly beats
- Sekuoia | Someone’s Problem – get your bounce on
- Tim Green | Only Time Remains – great progressive builds
- Ricardo Villalobos | Easy Lee ( Dashdot & Do Santos Remake ) – a new take on an old classic
- Roland Black | VOID – frantic and frenzied
- GNTN & Luca Secco | Solar– swallows you up
- Oyinda | Flatline – heart and soul
- RYD | Simple Place To Be – ethereal and gentle
- Leo Abrahams | Steal Time (Brian Eno & Leo Abrahams Remix) – magical
There’s a new podcast series in town and it’s one to get very excited about. Profound Sounds is JOSH WINK’S gift to the internet. An hour of techno published on soundcloud on the last Friday of every month. The mixes will be 100% recorded live from Wink’s DJ sets around planet earth. We just stuck our lobes around Episode 1 and as you’d expect from Mr Wink it’s a hypnotic ride encompassing the many sounds of techno from dark to deep and acid to ambient. There are some seriously badass tunes in this mix, including beats from Green Velvet, &Me and Rodreiguez Jr vs Marc Romboy. If this is a taster of what’s to come then this is going to be a monthly highlight for us!
Stream Episode 1 below and here’s a bit more from Winky:
“Profound Sounds is a continuation of my mix series which blossomed into my weekly mix show on SiriusXM. I try to keep an open mind when heading into my sets, so you can expect a diverse mix of sounds from techno to house and more. Once a month I will choose a set that I have selected from my various live performances around the world and and present to you as a Profound Sounds podcast. Come along with me on the journey.” – Josh Wink
Fabric mixes make up a decent corner of my music collection. The sign of a really good one is when you can stick it on five or ten years later and it still sounds exciting, inventive and importantly makes you want to move. I have a feeling ALAN FITZPATRICK’S fabric 87 is going to fall into that category. The 23-track selection is predominantly the type of chunky techno you’d hear from Alan in fabric’s room 2. Energetic, full of groove and expertly crafted to get the crowd in a frenzy. Recorded in one take the 76-minute musical experience contains lots of stuff you won’t have heard anywhere else before…
“I really wanted to deliver a mix that had a timeless quality about it and that contained tracks that people were not very familiar with already. Crucial to achieving this was the special edits that feature in the mix, as well as the exclusive and unreleased material that I was able to include which I hope everyone enjoys listening to.” – Alan Fitzpatrick
What I love most is the way you can be thrusting your hips about to this mix then a deliciously emotive melody will weave in and you’ll be floating and swaying about. Alan certainly delivers a techno mix that will please the beard strokers and the fist pumpers alike. A worthy addition to the fabric hall of fame.
We’re back with another installment of Seven Stories from the guys at CHAPTER 24 RECORDS. You know the drill by now – Sam & Marcus pick out their top tunes of the month to share with you. As always, there are some real beauties in there. These guys never cease to impress with their exquisite taste; we know you’re going to love this months installment. Enjoy!
Solee – Ten [Parquet]
Sam: An absolutely huge tech track to kick things off this month. Truly epic and befitting of the ten year celebration of Parquet as a label from their boss Solee. Here’s to another ten.
Trikk – Proto Rhyt (Black Version) [Lossless]
Marcus: I first heard Âme play this massive banger at their all night long session at Oval Space in February and have been eagerly awaiting its release since then. Out on vinyl and digital early next month on the Berlin-based Lossless.
DJ Tennis – Divisions (Roman Flugel Remix) [Life And Death]
Sam: DJ Tennis is a hero of mine and Roman Flugel gets things just right on this one. Slow, synth heavy electronica with that trademark Tennis vocal, reminiscent of classic Depeche Mode.
Anton Dhouran – A Kind Of Light [Chapter 24]
Marcus: Anton is a young French producer based in Paris. His big break was with a release on Diynamic and we have been delighted to work with him since. He’s planning an album with us in the new year and this track, out on our recent Overcoming The Monster compilation, is a taste of what to expect.
Marc Romboy – Counting Comets (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) [Bedrock]
Sam: This track nearly knocked me for six when I first heard it. Drifty, cosmic, epic – it’s a perfect late night/sunrise piece of music. Patrice Bäumel dropped it as part of his recent standout set for our friends We Concur at The Steelyard. Great to hear these melodic vibes played to a big crowd.
Ryan Davis – Brun (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix) [Anjunadeep]
Marcus: Another fantastic outing for us recently in London was All Day I Dream and it was nice to have the team back together with label co-founder Paul Nolan flying in from LA. Gorje Hewek and Izhevski included this unreleased Luca Bacchetti remix of Ryan Davis in their promo mix for the event – a dreamy downtempo beaut which really captures the special vibe of the day.
Pax – Reign (KatrinKa Remix) [Dialtone]
Sam: KatrinKa was almost the first artist we ever signed to Chapter 24, and we have worked together and become close friends ever since. Her productions are invariably great. Here she combines a big bass groove with some dark stabs and an emotional breakdown for a dancefloor bomb.
Chapter 24’s next release is coming very soon from Malbetrieb – his debut EP on the imprint. You can listen to it here on Soundcloud – it’s a corker of a release. Also, if you want some more Chapter 24 in your life, their next event in association with Electric Dodo is taking place 4th June at The Pickle Factory with Miss Melera, Sam Pauli, Mas Black, Alexi Merlo and Girish. Tickets here.
A right nice beefy playlist to make you sway, groove and pump. Hit play and feel good immediately.
- Lil Silva | Lines (George FitzGerald Remix) – guaranteed feel good
- CamelPhat | Chloe’s Theme – big, warm and ready for you
- SevenDoors | Balaena – builds and builds and keeps you wanting more
- GoldFFinch | Shape – saucy melody
- Nato Medrado | Lost In Never Land – fly into space. bye.
- Roman Flügel | 9 Years (DJ Koze Remix) – trademark ooziness from Koze
- GoldFFinch | Poliferation – anticipation (in a good way)
- GAIST | Trigger – groove to this
- Marco Faraone | Climax – Takes you higher
- Ramiro Lopez | Botannical – loads of welly
- Russell Small Ft DNO & Vincent M | Listen (Jon Rundell Remix ) – techno done smooth
- Peter Gibney | Turn To Plastic– step into the dark
- Alex Ferreira | Naturaleza (Ambassadeurs Remix) – sway to this
- Kidnap Kid | Moments Ft Leo Stannard (Finnebassen Remix) – what a pleasure
A rather tidy little playlist of new music to stick into your ears.
- David August | J.B.Y. – sublime. Just sublime.
- Kris Davis | Bleak – ethereal movement
- The Field | Soft Streams – sweet escapism
- Ejaca | Meme – raw and sensual
- Alexx Wolfe | About You (Alex Costa Remix) – sweat it out to this
- Sacha Robotti | Girl Scout Cookies – mesmerising
- Jon Rundell | Utopia – pure energy
- Carl Cox | Your Light Shines On – smells a bit like summer
- GoldFFinch | Are We Here – cosmic love
- Bodhi | Step It Back – retro electro
And so another chapter begins as winter has almost passed and we welcome another fantastic playlist of tracks curated by the Chapter 24 Records crew.
Having recently celebrated their first birthday, the label continues grow from strength to strength having already had a number of releases in 2016 (including their first vinyl release), announced their addition to the lineup at Noisly Festival, published a solid mix from industry veteran Dave Seaman and have had the mighty Solomon play out their releases across festivals around the world.
So read on, listen, and immerse yourself in the latest edition of Seven Stories…
Cubicolor – Falling (Robag’s Uppa Baash Remix)
Robag Wruhme brings his trademark wonky bottom-end frequencies to this remix for hotly-tipped Dutch newcomer Cubicolor, with beautiful vocals from Tim Digby-Bell of London-based experimental indie band Duologue. This is out now on Edu Imbernon’s impressive Fayer imprint.
Daso & Pawas – No Lead (Chymera Remix)
We saw Matthias Meyer and Patlac play an extended B2B slot for Warm Up at The Steelyard a few weeks ago. They played a mind-bending set, and this track from Alex Niggemann’s Soulfooled label was one of our highlights.
Reset Robot – The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Portsmouth-based Reset Robot has been impressing us lately with his productions and this B-side from his Rebellion EP on Truesoul is one of his best. A deep, melancholic techno cut, it uses choir samples, sustained pads and strings, gracefully intertwined with dissonant synths over a booming kick drum. Perfect for the end of the night.
Kris Davis – Petroleum
Some tracks have that air of being a timeless classic from the very first few bars, and this is one of them. Effortless brilliance from another of Portsmouth’s sons on Connaisseur.
Jamie XX – Stranger In A Room (Framewerk Rewerk)
This, from our friends Alec and Darren aka Framewerk, is a bit of a secret weapon. They have retained the amazing vocal and worked it into a peak time track. Best of all it’s available as a free download…grab it now while you can!
Jonas Saalbach – Boorka
One of those tracks that just gets better and better with time, it’s absolutely huge and guaranteed to deliver impact on the dancefloor. Eastern strings melding with a huge bassline, we were lucky to see Jonas drop it as part of his live set in Berlin last weekend, where it certainly did the business.
Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan feat. Reiver – Atoms
This track was inspired by a secret party with Steyoyoke’s Soul Button in London some time ago, when we were just discovering these new melodic sounds. It’s the sound of hope and excitement, really…topped off with a vocal by close friend and label artist Reiver. A big hit in live sets and podcasts since then, we are finally releasing it this Friday including a wonderful Edition by Miyagi, who plays for us at The Pickle Factory on 5th March – tickets here.
Following on from his kittencast last month, we’ve teamed up with COPILCO to bring you a brand new feature… Copilco’s #mixofawesome. Each month Copilco will be carefully selecting his favourite tracks and delivering them to you in a handy 30 minute mix. So, without further ado, we present Copilco’s #mixofawesome vol. 1 and a few words from the man himself…
Copilco: First of all a big THANK YOU to all of you who enjoyed my Kittencast! I’m overwhelmed by all the positive feedback I’ve received so far! I guess that’s why I’ve decided to team up with the people at The Techno Kittens to bring you my #mixofawesome. It’s exactly that: A mix of five awesome tunes; my monthly favourites, carefully selected and presented in a short mix (about 30 minutes). That’s maybe the most our internet-twisted-micro-attention-span can take 😉 So let’s dive into it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
1. Floating Points – Nuits Sonores (Original Mix)
Do you know that moment when you’re looking for some banging techno tunes and then, out of nowhere, comes a calm and melodic track that makes your jaws drop? Yeah right, that’s exactly what happened to me when I heard this song. A beautiful yet strange journey across layers of acid house synths, electric pianos, jazzy drums and stabbed chords.
2. Robert Babicz – Auralphase (Cid Inc. vs. Darin Epsilon Remix)
Attention! Label recommendation: Selador Recordings. A great imprint for melodic yet banging electronic music. What I like about this song in particular is its catchy, unique combination of rhythmic bass and percussion. You just can’t resist this addictive groove.
3. Function – Variance (Original Mix)
Some respect the Berghain residents mainly for their DJ skills. But actually they’re terrific producers as well. Function is a very good example: He mixes industrial, dark soundscapes with acid bass lines and deep, delayed percussions. Now thats a signature sound for sure…
4. Fidelity Kastrow – Full Moon Falcon (Thomas Schumacher Remix)
Sisyphos is one of my favorite clubs in Berlin. Fidelity Kastrow is one of their residents and she’s not only one of the best underground techno acts I’ve seen, she also gives something back to the scene in her radio show „Berlin Soul“ (together with Jonty Skrufff). Check out this wonderful remix of her song Full Moon Falcon. Thomas Schumacher managed to preserve some main elements while adding a unique wobble-bassline and twisted, appregiated synths.
5. Boris Brejcha – In Memory of Love (Original Mix)
The master of minimal. Most of his songs feature downtuned vocals but this one doesn’t. And that’s a good thing (I’m not a big fan of vocals in techno music). But let’s come back to the track itself: Words can’t describe how much I love these weird rhythms and the slowly rising melodic elements that take you into outer space. This guy knows a lot about arrangement and storytelling in electronic music for sure.
So that’s it for this month. Keep following the artists you like and I’ll bring on the next bunch of songs in about one month from now.
Take care and don’t forget to go home!