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.