ED001 marks the start of what we hope will be a growing series of compilations from melodic house and techno label CHAPTER 24. Their First Editions LP was released yesterday, a special remix compilation that features six edits of some of the labels first and finest releases.
Kicking things off is the Melokolektiv (Crosstown Rebels, OFF) remix of Quartz’s ‘Crystals’ – a driving, melodic track with emotive builds and plenty of dance floor energy. The euphoric, uplifting sounds of the Sam Pauli & Paul Nolan edition of Danny Oliveira’s Stargazer is next up –our fave track from the compilation. Marten Sundberg’s edit of ‘The Owl’ is raw with dark synths and tense layers whereas things get deep in Framewerk’s edit of KatrinKa’s ‘Echo Gnomic’. The penultimate closing track, Darien J’s rework of ‘Start Over’ is a brilliantly energetic and feel good track with one hell of a catchy melody. Finally, the compilation closes of with another edit of ‘Echo Gnomic’, this time by Berlin based AFFECT!, a slow, unwinding piece with a dreamy, ethereal feel to it – a perfect closing track.
We’re in love with this compilation and we’re in love with Chapter 24. They’re building a brand around a sound that’s gathering some serious momentum in the underground scene. Be sure to follow them on SOUNDCLOUD for their latest releases and melodic goodness.
You can buy ED001 – First Editions on BEATPORT and the guys are also throwing their next Gather Round party on Saturday 12th September at Blackall Studios which will be headlined by Jonas Saalbach (live) – playing his first London show – and supported by Melokoletiv and the Chapter 24 crew which includes Paul Nolan, KatrinKa and Sam Pauli. Tickets are on RA HERE.
We’re also really excited as KartinKa is the lined up to produce our next Kittencast…. keep an eye out for that one coming early August.